Greg Palast Reports: The Vulture Chewing Argentina’s Living Corpse

Ronmamita's Blog

As readers here are aware, the global Ponzi economy and the institutional investors predators in control has eyes on Argentina, and much more. Valiantly Argentina continues to fight for sovereignty from Wall Street-NY-DC control…
A very disturbing and interesting crime story indeed!
I feel the need to share, as a reminder to us and perhaps news to some, Greg Palast’s investigation relating to current Argentina, and his reports are very revealing.

Some choice excerpts are below, read full report: ~Ron


And by the way, I didn’t give Singer the name “Vulture.”

His own banker buddies did—with admiration in their voices.


Clean water for the Congo? Forget it—Singer and his vulture colleagues grabbed it all.

In Africa, I spoke with Winston Tubman, the former deputy secretary-general of the UN. He asked me to ask the Vulture and his cronies, “Do you know you…

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F. William Engdahl, VT 9-15-14… “NEO – China Shale Gas Strategy a Fiasco” or “How do you say ‘No more Fracking’ in Chinese?”

Kauilapele's Blog

frack_not_6This is another article showing the NON-benefits of fracking. This time in China. And Washington (DC) may have been behind encouraging China to do this? How surprising (yeah, right)!

More exposure about this Gaia-unfriendly process… and about the USA CORP’s political BS in this matter.

“William has already written about the shale gas hype story here, how the new wells’ output dropped quickly and gross production had only been maintained upward for the “boom period” by vastly increasing the number of wells drilled.

“Two years ago the government of the Peoples’ Republic of China staked a major hope for their energy future on the exploitation of domestic natural gas from its large shale rock formations, so-called shale gas… Today, after hundreds of millions of dollars investment and significant drilling, the dream has evaporated like the ephemeral shale gas they counted on.

“As I detailed in my recent book, China in…

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Russia: We warned the Yanks about Islamic State Russian officials fear regional war may turn into a world war.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2014 08:34

…”The feeling in Moscow is that the recent Nato summit in Newport in Wales missed out on a great opportunity to involve Russia in finding a solution to the spread of the Islamic State group and other militant groups associated with it across Iraq and the Middle East generally”….

A joke making the rounds among Russian officials and hacks who take a keen interest in what is going on in the Middle East these days goes something like this: How will the Yanks deal with the Islamic State group? They will create “Islamic State 2”, a bigger and better armed group, and let it deal with the original Islamic State group. And what happens when “Islamic State 2” turns against them as it happened with the original Islamic State? They will create “Islamic State 3”, and so on.

But seriously, the rise and spread of the Islamic State group is no laughing matter. Now that the US and its allies have finally woken up to the dangers of the spread of the extremist group, the worry in Moscow is that the hotheads in the Pentagon and at Nato headquarters in Brussels will decide to start hitting Islamic State positions in Syria along with “other targets” there as well – for instance, Syrian army positions.

US President Barack Obama has already announced his plan to deal with the group, promising to lead a “broad coalition” that will “roll back this terrorist threat”. In Moscow, the fear is that the US will seize this opportunity to intervene in Syria.

The Libyan scenario

According to Valeriy Fenenko from the Moscow Centre for International Security, the US can actually use the presence of the Islamic State group in Syria as a pretext to implement the “Libyan scenario”.

“The Americans are bound to try to compensate for their failure last fall,” he says. “At first, it will be air strikes against terrorists and then, in parallel, it may amount to helping the moderate opposition. The US may start a creeping interference, like it happened in Bosnia,” he said.

The feeling in Moscow is that the recent Nato summit in Newport in Wales missed out on a great opportunity to involve Russia in finding a solution to the spread of the Islamic State group and other militant groups associated with it across Iraq and the Middle East generally.

In any event, Russian diplomatic efforts are in full swing. According to one Russian source, Moscow is trying to prevent possible air strikes in Syria by the US, UK and others, in the same way it did last year when the danger of air strikes was growing by the day.

“Our people in Arab and European capitals were desperately trying to find some sort of solution last year,” he said. “The threat of a regional war that could escalate into a world war was taken very seriously by the Kremlin. And this scenario is in the cards again.”

The feeling in Moscow is that the recent Nato summit in Newport, Wales, missed out on a great opportunity to involve Russia in finding a solution to the spread of the Islamic State group and other militant groups associated with it across Iraq and the Middle East generally. Not to mention, the very real threat of these violent men entering European countries, and even reaching the US.

“The Russians have been warning the Americans ever since the civil war broke out in Syria that it was very dangerous to arm the opposition there,” one former Russian general who was in charge of anti-terrorist operation told me. “There was no chance that the arms destined for the so-called moderate opposition would not end up with the likes of the Islamic State. Not to mention that lots of it was coming as well from ‘liberated’ Libya.”

The same bandits

What worries Russian officials is the stubborn refusal of the Obama administration to talk to President Bashar al-Assad’s government about a possible joint effort in defeating the Islamic State group in Syria. As Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said recently, it doesn’t make sense for the West to help the Iraqi government to fight the Islamic State group but deny cooperation to Assad who is fighting “the same bandits”.

Some Russian analysts are saying that the bigger problem of the current crisis is that the Islamic State group runs its recruitment campaigns not just in the Middle East but in Europe as well. Different figures are cited over the number of Europeans who have joined the ranks of the group in the past several months, but if you consider that the number of fighters has risen – according to Russian estimates, from about 6,000 in June to over 30,000 at present – it can be assumed that we are talking about thousands of young Muslims travelling from Europe to fight in what they believe is a holy war.

The senseless war in Gaza has probably indirectly boosted the Islamic State group’s recruitment campaign, making it easier to claim that the West and Israel are hellbent on wiping out the Muslims in the Middle East. It remains unclear as to why Israel’s armed forces attacked Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and conducted blanket air strikes that were bound to take a heavy toll on the civilian population.

In the opinion of Russian experts, this looked more like a smokescreen for US failures in Iraq and Libya rather than an attempt to wipe out Hamas’ arsenal and top commanders. From a military point of view, Benjamin Netanyahu’s war achieved absolutely nothing, except perhaps giving Hamas a boost in popularity.

The danger for Russia from the Islamic State group is that some of its members come from Chechnya and Dagestan, the two Muslim republics in the south of Russia, and there is a risk that the group can find sympathisers and supporters there and even start to build a network across the Caucasus. That is why Moscow is now calling on all parties to make a joint effort to destroy the Islamic State group before it becomes truly international.

However, as the president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Konstantin Sivkov points out, the military option is only part of the solution in tackling the Islamic State group. He says that air strikes would not be enough and that it’s crucial to also fight its ideology and cut off its finances that are now flowing through perfectly legal banking channels.

The war against the Islamic State group is fraught with dangers. It might get out of control and drag the whole region into a much wider conflict.

Alexander Nekrassov is a former Kremlin and government adviser.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

Rafapal: Iraqi Dinar reset; Fed dollar out, US Treasury Dollar & BRICS in; Wanta Gold coming

VIDEO – Rafapal: Global reset & Iraqi Dinar revaluation starting; End of Fed Dollar & return to U.S. Treasury dollar, BRICS currency; Wanta Gold (collateral accounts) coming

Published on 14 Sep 2014

VANCOUVER, BC – In this ExopoliticsTV interview from Madrid with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Spanish journalist and author Rafael Palacios (“Rafapal”) reveals startling developments pointing to the start of the global currency reset, imminent revaluation of the Iraqi Dinar, and with it the linked end to the Federal Reserve-backed U.S. dollar and return to the U.S. Treasury Dollar and the emergence of the new BRICS currency as well as the ultimate emergence of the Wanta Gold (collateral accounts), held in trust for the benefit of humanity and a new era of prosperity for humanity.



The New Dinar is among the active currencies reported by Reuters! The global reset has begun! {Use to translate]


China’s military secrecy justifies surveillance flights: U.S. official

Peace and Freedom


Navy P-8 Poseidon

WASHINGTONFri Sep 12, 2014 6:49pm EDT

(Reuters) – The United States is justified in carrying out surveillance flights in East Asia, in spite of Chinese objections, given a lack of transparency in China’s military buildup, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

Beijing called last month for the United States to cut back, or even stop, close surveillance by patrol aircraft if it seriously sought to repair damaged bilateral ties.

The request followed an Aug. 19 incident in which Washington said a Chinese jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. navy P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine and reconnaissance plane operating in international waters southeast of the Chinese island of Hainan.

Asked about the Chinese call to scale back such flights, Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, the senior U.S. diplomat…

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China is Building Military Facilities, Air Base on Disputed South China Sea Islands

Peace and Freedom


By AWR Hawkins

China is now building factories and what appears to be a runway for the takeoff and landing of military jets on disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Some of the islands are mapped, some are not. The latter are man-made islands which China has been busy creating from dredged up rock and sand dumped atop reefs to form new islands; islands China can then improve upon with factories, sea walls, and even “an airbase.”

BBC News reports that the airbase will technically give China “an unsinkable aircraft carrier, right in the middle of the South China Sea.” And this all comes in the short time since “the Communist Party reclassified the South China Sea as a ‘core national interest'” in 2012.

On August 30 Breitbart News reported that China was reclaiming islands in Philippines’ Kalayaan Island Group (KIG). These islands include Mabini (Johnson South) Reef…

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Japan, India to step up security, economic cooperation

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, watches Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi drink a bowl of green tea during a tea ceremony at a tea hut of the Omotesenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo Monday.  AP Photo/Yuya Shino, Pool

The Associated Press

TOKYO —Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.

Modi, who brought a delegation of more than a dozen Indian tycoons to Japan, said he hopes to elevate still relatively low-key business ties with Japan to a “new level.”

In a joint statement issued after their talks, the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of upgrading defense ties, a priority for both given China’s growing assertiveness in the region. Modi also welcomed Japan’s relaxation of restrictions on exports…

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