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“If you will rush off to war eager to fight but never take the time to research yourself or your opponent, you will be begging for a disaster.  And sooner rather than later, you will meet one!”
– Sun Tzu  Manual For War
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ECONOMY
 
The modern world has never seen such grotesque quicksand in sovereign debt for so many major nations. This goes far beyond Greece, Ireland, and Portugal, the symbols of small fry nations that few nations will make deep sacrifice for. In fact, as the sovereign debt spreads, it has become clear that Italy, Spain, France, and many other nations suffer from the sinking pressures that national securitized debt brings. (An interesting article, as always from Jim Willie. Things are going on behind the scenes to move against the Petro-Dollar. More on the controlled Presidential Election, better know as vote fraud. The fix is in!!)
 

 Chile almost close to “full employment”; shortage of manpower in some areas
“There is a shortage of workers in some areas like agriculture” said Matthei, a former senator who studied economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. “We’ve seen a lot of women seeking work, with many of them finding it”.(In contrast to the next article.)

Euro zone unemployment climbs to highest level since 1998 Joblessness among the 17 countries sharing the single currency climbed to 10.4% in December, on a par with an upwardly revised November figure, the EU statistics office Eurostat said in its release of seasonally-adjusted data.

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 US NEWS

 US deports two European tourists over ‘destroy America’ tweet
US security establishment is now monitoring social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in its effort to safeguard American interests, has raised questions about how well security folks understand social media and its patois, and at what point innocuous banter is regarded as a national security threat. (Anything sent electronically is liable to be picked up in America’s Police state. That is knowing what to avoid; researching.)

The US will dispatch another carrier strike group led by USS Enterprise to the Persian Gulf in March 2012, reported US Navy on Jan 25.
 
US airstrikes targeted leaders from Yemen’s active al-Qaeda branch killed four suspected terrorists on Tuesday.(War, around the globe.)
 
California To Run Out Of Cash In one Month, Controller Warns If anyone is tired of the daily European soap opera with surrealistic tragicomic overtones, they can simply shift their gaze to the 8th largest economy in the world: the insolvent state of California, whose controller just told legislators has just over a month worth of cash left.

 

The United States criticized a recently declared Israeli plan to subsidize construction in several West Bank settlements on Tuesday, with a top U.S. official calling the move “unconstructive.” (Words mean nothing to Israel, they need sanctions instead. Like no more weapons to kill their neighbors.)
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HEALTH

Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer’s Remedy (video) (An interesting piece!! be sure and watch. )
 
Turmeric and curcumin have been highlighted as powerful anti-cancer substances in the past, but research has now shed even more light on the amazing ability of both turmeric and curcumin to actually block cancer growth.(I hope so, I take it daily. It will be more important to stay healthy with Obamacare coming closer to full enactment. )

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OTHER NEWS

 
The conspirators were planning to make their move on the night of Monday Jan. 30 or early Tuesday Jan. 31, just before the UN Security Council was to convene in New York and air plans for him to step down. The putsch would have presented its members with the accomplished fact of Assad’s overthrow by the military.

 
Syrian army takes back Damascus burbs
Syrian troops have regained control of some suburbs in the capital, Damascus, which were held by terrorist groups, reports say.
 
 
The author, Jean-Loup Samaan, says the greatest risk is not necessarily nuclear warfare but rather “increasing subconventional confrontations of ‘nuclear hedging’ among NATO partners in the region.”(What about Saudi Arabia that is looking for nuclear weapons, aren’t they a threat?)
 
Foreign Secretary William Hague was on Monday flying to New York to lend Britain’s support to an Arab-backed draft resolution calling on the country’s authoritarian leader Bashar al-Assad to step down and pave the way for a transfer of power.(Assad is not going to step down, and Russia knows that.)
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COMMENTARY
The problem, as Anthony Wile sees it – and I wholeheartedly concur with his evaluation – is this:“There is no doubt, in my view, that the elites practiced directed history in the 20th century, setting up wars and economic catastrophes designed to consolidate world government. But in the 21st century, with so many understanding and evaluating the mechanisms of the elites, this is a considerably harder trick to pull off.”
(I feel sorry for the elites; NOT. Unlike main stream controlled media, bloggers tell it like it is and the elites don’t like that. We trip them up. )
 
Back in August of 2009 Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made a statement which reveals Israel’s true intentions for where they want their borders. And it will mean many more years of war, suffering and bloodshed for the region, and for America, which finances and fights Israel’s wars, it means many more dead and wounded troops and more unnecessary spending of American tax dollars. (In Shlomo Sands’ book The Invention of the Jewish People he tears this myth apart, there never was a Jewish Kingdom.)

 

The Majlis (Iranian parliament) will discuss this Sunday, in an open section, whether to cancel right away all oil exports to any European country that approved the embargo – according to Emad Hosseini, the rapporteur of the Majlis Energy Committee.
 
Let’s see: if you had thousands of armed foreigners prowling your streets in heavily armoured — and heavily armed — military vehicles, and your skies were filled with foreign helicopters sporting machine-gunners and all-seeing foreign robot drones watching your every move, would you say you had a “sovereign” country? Would you say were no longer under the heel of an armed occupying power?(We haven’t left Iraq, the contractors and the large, largest in the world, embassy staff are still there.)
 
On January 28, Arab League monitors suspended operations in Syria. In early February, they’ll decide whether to end them altogether. League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby blamed Assad for “resort(ing) to escalating the military option in complete violation of (his) commitments.”
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