Another desperate attempt to set up Iran as the next Military Misadventure?
A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack. The same judge earlier cleared Saudi Arabia from culpability.
The default judgement was issued by US District Judge George Daniels in New York. Under the ruling, Tehran was ordered to pay $7.5 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, including $2 million to each victim’s estate for pain and suffering, and another $6.88 million in punitive damages. Insurers who paid for property damage and claimed their businesses were interrupted were awarded an additional $3 billion in the ruling.
The ruling is noteworthy particularly since none of the 19 hijackers on September 11 were Iranian citizens. Fifteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia, while two were from the United Arab Emirates, and one each from Egypt and Lebanon. Saudi Arabia was legally cleared from paying billions in damages to families of 9/11 victims last year, after Judge Daniels dismissed claims that the country provided material support to the terrorists and ruled that Riyadh had sovereign immunity.
In response to the latest ruling, Hossein Sheikholeslam, a senior aide to Iran’s parliamentary speaker, called the decision “absurd and ridiculous.” While Sheikholeslam argued that Iran didn’t take part in related hearings, that lack of participation may have contributed to the decision. Judge Daniels found that Iran failed to defend itself against claims that it played a role in 9/11. Iran believes the lawsuit is unnecessary because it says it did not participate in the attack.
Via: Russia Today
Is this True opposition to the current Debt based Dollar?
A Eurasian Golden Triangle is emerging with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points, F. William Engdahl notes.
“Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from the least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Tehran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third leg of what will become a genuine Eurasian Golden Triangle, of nations committed to peaceful economic development, is now in place,”
On January 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani signed almost 17 agreements on economic and technological cooperation. Furthermore, the leaders announced they will cooperate on the China-led One Belt One Road initiative. Engdahl calls the formal inclusion of Iran into China’s New Economic Silk Road project “a giant positive step.” According to Engdahl, it will allow Tehran to “break years of economic isolation” and will open doors to the region’s economic development.
Referring to the fact that Iran currently has SCO Observer status Engdahl envisages that Iran will be formally admitted as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at their next annual meeting this summer.
“We’re seeing the emergence of a true Eurasian Golden Triangle with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points. “With the stated plan to route the Silk Road rail infrastructure to assist the mining of new gold for currency backing of the Eurasian member states, including now Iran with its significant own unexploited gold, the hyper-inflated, debt-bloated dollar system is gaining a formidable positive alternative.
Original Article: Here
Is this a signal that Iran was the goal of Syrian intervention all along? Senator Graham has been warning that if we don’t bomb Syria, it will lead to war with Iran within six months.The Republican Senator from South Carolina announced on Saturday that he is going to officially approach Congress to seek military authorization for a strike on Iran to destroy the nation’s nuclear program.
As Reported: Graham’s language is clear:
“Graham, speaking on Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Fox News program, said the move will work to make sure we send ‘a clear signal that this debacle called Syria doesn’t mean we’re confused about Iran.’”
Graham has a long history of warmongering, especially when it comes to Iran. Back in 2010 at an AIPAC meeting, the Senator told the pro-Israel lobby that, “The Congress has your back” and Israel is “our best friend in the world.” He went on to say “all options must be on the table” and “you know exactly what I’m talking about” when it comes to potentially bombing Iran.
In addition, Graham’s top campaign contributors include Boeing and General Electric — key military-industrial complex players that would profit heavily off any war. Likewise, the Senator has shown his readiness to abandon the Constitution and Bill of Rights, particularly under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to strip suspects of due process rights in the name of the neverending War on Terror
Full Article: Truthstream Media
In an August 2013 article titled “ Larry Summers and the Secret ‘End-game’ Memo,” Greg Palast posted evidence of a secret late-1990s plan devised by Wall Street and U.S. Treasury officials to open banking to the lucrative derivatives business. To pull this off required the relaxation of banking regulations not just in the US but globally. The vehicle to be used was the Financial Services Agreement of the World Trade Organization.
The “end-game” would require not just coercing support among WTO members but taking down those countries refusing to join. Some key countries remained holdouts from the WTO, including Iraq, Libya, Iran and Syria.
In these Islamic countries, banks are largely state-owned; and “usury” – charging rent for the “use” of money – is viewed as a sin, if not a crime. That puts them at odds with the Western model of rent extraction by private middlemen. Publicly-owned banks are also a threat to the mushrooming derivatives business, since governments with their own banks don’t need interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, or investment-grade ratings by private rating agencies in order to finance their operations.
Forty percent of banks globally are publicly-owned. They are largely in the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India and China which house forty percent of the global population. They also escaped the 2008 credit crisis, but they at least made a show of conforming to Western banking rules. This was not true of the “rogue” Islamic nations, where usury was forbidden by Islamic teaching. To make the world safe for usury, these rogue states had to be silenced by other means. Having failed to succumb to economic coercion, they wound up in the crosshairs of the powerful US military.
Is it a coincidence that these countries were named by U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) in a 2007 “Democracy Now” interview as the new “rogue states” being targeted for take down after September 11, 2001? He said that about 10 days after 9-11, he was told by a general that the decision had been made to go to war with Iraq. Later, the same general said they planned to take out seven countries in five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.
Original Article Here
The following clip is from the 2006 film “Southland Tales”. which depicts an Alternative timeline history where twin nuclear attacks have sent America into World War III. In the wake of the attacks The Patriot Act has expanded(sound familiar-NDAA) and a new homeland security type dictatorship is instituted which keeps constant tabs on citizens—even to the extent of censoring the Internet and using fingerprints in order to access computers and bank accounts.
Is it coincidence that we have the framework of a police state fascist dictatorship being built in this country, while at the same time pushing to engage in a 4th War/Military action in the past 12 years, which could at this point develop in to World War 3?
Via Zen Gardener
One of the main reasons that we are on the brink of one of the greatest global catastrophes ever known to human civilization is because people do not have a clear picture of what is happening in the world.
To remedy the lack of appreciation of this situation, the following maps are being presented to help in the visualization of what the United States of America is proposing, referred to as a crusade by some, World War III
“But even with the help of the Israelis – especially with the help of the Israelis! – we couldn’t defeat the Iranians, the ‘Arabs’, the world of Islam or the whole Third World if it should turn against us. We [the CIA] have reason to believe that Soviet strategists well understand this, and that the Third World War that they envision will be one of ourselves against shapeless forces of the Third World, with Soviet Russia ostensibly aloof from it… in their version of the Third World War the United States would be forced into a variety of situations in which it would feel compelled to play the role of a powerful nation but, for all the world to see on it television sets, it would in fact, be powerless.” – Miles Copeland, Jr., “The Game Player: Confessions of the CIA’s Original Political Operative
The following is a static Map of World Conflicts as of the end of August 2013. Interactive map available at: conflictmap.org
Below is a map of the most populace Muslim Countries in the World. The correlation between this and the above map is more than just coincidence.
Many believe that the escalation of conflicts in the last few years is related to the need to control the worlds dwindling oil resources. Many more believe that these wars are not just about the control of the oil, but the currency in which oil is traded, the Petrodollar
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Put simply, this “crisis” is a blatant lie, to get the public onboard with the already established plan to re-structure the Middle East, and position US power in the region in order to provoke a response from Russia, China and the SCO Positioning the players on the Grand Chess board.
August 19th marked the 60th anniversary of the coup in Iran which deposed prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh after he restricted the flow of oil to the West.However, it is only now, six decades on, that the CIA has finally admitted that it was behind the revolution, which was one of the most significant landmarks in modern Iranian history.
It has long been widely acknowledged that the U.S. and British authorities were behind Mossadegh’s overthrow – one factor behind the anti-Western sentiments shared by many in Iran which led to the 1979 Islamist revolution in the country.
The operation, codenamed ‘TPAJAX’, was ‘conceived and approved at the highest levels of government’, the documents – entitled ‘The Battle for Iran’ and compiled in the 1970s – reveal.
The agency admits that the coup, which saw the Shah persuaded to sack Mossadegh and replace him with Fazlollah Zahedi, was a ‘last resort’ and a ‘policy of desperation’.It took place on August 19, 1953, after negotiations between Britain and Iran over securing UK access to Iranian oil broke down.
The Central Intelligence Agency had successfully pressured the weak monarch to participate in the coup, while bribing street thugs, clergy, politicians and Iranian army officers to take part in a propaganda campaign against Mosaddegh and his government. the agency released documents to the National Security Archive in which it admits that the coup ‘was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy’.
The internal dossier says: ‘It was the potential of those risks to leave Iran open to Soviet aggression that compelled the United States in planning and executing TPAJAX.’ that prospect was apparently unacceptable to the U.S., as it would lead to a Soviet backlash and the West would permanently lose access to Iran’s oil supply.
(And of course a democratically elected government had to be overthrown, because we can let those commies get OUR Oil)
Original Article Here