Par Serge Thion, ancien chercheur français, au CNRS
Par Serge Thion, ancien chercheur français, au CNRS
France info s’intéresse à la vérité quand c’est trop tard. ça fait longtemps que Marine Le Pen accuse l’actionnaire Général Motors d’avoir fait perdre l’un des marchés les plus juteux de Peugeot. Nous vous le disions nous même en juillet dernier : Après peugeot, Obama oblige Renault à quitter l’Iran. (+vidéo du représentant CGT)
La France a obtempéré aux injonctions de la firme américaine. Le but pour l’oncle Sam était d’empêcher Peugeot d’être le constructeur de totomobiles favoris des Iraniens. C’est réussi. Aujourd’hui que les rapports avec l’Iran s’améliorent, l’Amérique compte bien se réserver le marché pour elle toute seule, et nous on compte nos chômeurs….
Maintenant que les chinois viennent de mettre la main sur la marque au Lion, il ne faudra pas s’étonner quand demain nos usines partiront en masse au pays de la muraille de Chine.
Alors qu’un groupe chinois entre dans le capital de PSA, la présidente du Front national craint pour l’indépendance du constructeur français. Elle affirme « que quand General Motors est entré dans le capital de PSA, sa première exigence a été de demander d’arrêter de fournir le marché iranien, un débouché considérable pour PSA ». Vrai ou faux ? Réponse ici.
PSA n’a jamais voulu le reconnaître. Il a toujours affirmé que ce sont les sanctions internationales contre l’Iran qui l’ont obligé à stopper les ventes à ce pays. Mais une grande partie de la presse économique et des analystes du secteur confirment que l’américain General Motors a exigé début 2012 que PSA gèle ses ventes à l’Iran, grand ennemi des Etats-Unis.
Pierre Paturel, spécialiste du secteur automobile au cabinet d’études économiques Xerfi rappelle plusieurs éléments troublants. « PSA n’avait aucun intérêt à arrêter les ventes à destination de l’Iran. Il ne faut pas oublier qu’à ce moment là, PSA vendait environ 460.000 voitures à l’Iran. C’était son 2eme marché mondial et cela représentait 800 millions d’euros de chiffre d’affaire, quelque chose d’énorme ». Pierre Paturel ajoute que « comme par hasard, PSA déclare qu’ils vont arrêter de vendre des véhicules à l’Iran pile au moment où General Motors annonce qu’il va effectivement entrer dans le capital de PSA« .
OBAMA THE MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT IN A CENTURY
Recent US polls give Obama’s approval rating at most and at best around 40%. Most Americans have no confidence in him, his administration and his policies. Not only Republicans and right wingers say that Obama has trashed the American ideal of being a resilient and resourceful people. Critics add up the doleful record of Obama failings. These include $16 trillion of national debt of which more than $5 trillion was added in the last 36 months, a probable real rate of adult unemployment of 16% (compared with administration claims around 8%), constant and huge budget deficits, a wilting housing market, and what the US Army and armed forces-friendly website ning.com calls the most arrogant-ever First Family where Obama’s “Butt ugly Marie-Antoinette snob wife constantly takes luxury vacations while the rest of Americans suffer an unadmitted economic depression”.
Marie-Antoinette is alive and well and operating in her home country of today’s France, in the shape of Francois Hollande’s live-in ladyfriend. She is Valerie Trierweiller inevitably dubbed the Rottweiler First Lady accused by both the right wing UMP and some sections of Hollande’s own Parti Socialiste of encouraging her man’s increasingly curt, flippant and dismissive attitude to France and the real problems of the French.
Opinion polls in France would make Obama shrink further into his cave. Few polls show Hollande scoring even 25% approval ratings. Pollsters in France don’t go back a hundred years when gauging Hollande’s dismal popularity they simply say he is the most unpopular French president since polling of views on the president began in the 1950s, during the 4th Republic.
Since 1956, France has its 5th Republic. Hollande’s 4th Republic presidency is outdated and out of time.
BREAD AND CIRCUSES
Marie-Antoinette in fact recommended cakes and circuses as a neat way to tame the famished mob, storming the Bastille in 1789, but Hollande’s 2013 version features bombs and circuses. Hollande has rapidly gained himself the status of war president as long as it concerns small, faraway attempts at projecting “French military grandeur” which do not cause too many French soldiers to get injured or die. Paying for the “quick and dirty” little wars is however already a major political issue. The opposition UMP underlines that the Mali and Central African Republic wars are costing around 7 million euros-a-day. Can a country with a massive budget deficit and huge sovereign debt load afford this? More especially since other EU countries, and the US show no interest at all in coming along for the ride or paying anything but symbolic amounts to France for its “civilizing mission” war party.
To be sure, there are some if not many Op Ed writers outside France (but almost none inside the country) who still laud Hollande. John Vinocour writing for ‘Wall St Journal’ pens Hollande-friendly homilies on a regular basis, for example lauding France’s “admirable willingness to put its military at risk against al-Qaeda” and claiming that France was the only western country prepared to “take a firm line” on both Syria and Iran.
However, in a Dec 24 piece for ‘WSJ’ Vinocaur himself had to admit that 75% of French think the country is on the decline and that 83% think Hollande is either deliberately, or by flippant disinterest and incompetence, failing to do anything at all to right the economy but instead bleats about “competitiveness” day and night.
Across Europe, Hollande has fewer and fewer allies and fans. President of the ECB, Mario Draghi has said that the Hollande regime’s attempts at “strengthening public finances can no longer rely on tax increases.”. But as Marie-Antoinette would have approved with a sweet smile, the people only get more taxes alongside the designer wars over the horizon. They are supposed to be thrilled! But they are not.
A lot less amusing and much more immediate, giving ever more credibility and public approval to the far right or “sovereignist” National Front of Marine Le Pen, Hollande’s PS government has launched a strange pseudo-populist campaign to fight racial discrimination while strengthening French national pride and self-identity. The direct result is already-severe, but further-rising tensions between the native French white population, and Muslim-origin French as well as Black African-origin French whose combined population – treated as a state secret is probably above 8.5 million in the country’s total population of 65 million.
Un accord censé dynamiser la croissance économique
Les négociations sur le futur “partenariat transatlantique sur le commerce et l’investissement” (PTCI) entre l’UE, le Canada et les États-Unis sont ouvertes depuis cet été. L’objectif de cet accord? Dynamiser la croissance économique en libéralisant les échanges (exportations, investissements, etc.) entre les deux plus grands marchés du monde.
Mais attention à ne pas se laisser avoir par ce charmant tableau, car le PTCI constitue en réalité une sérieuse menace pour l’environnement et la sécurité sanitaire et alimentaire des européens. C’est d’ailleurs ce qu’est venu confirmer un récent rapport commandité par le Parlement européen, qui met en garde contre les conséquences que cet éventuel accord pourrait avoir.
L’harmonisation des réglementations: une menace environnementale, sanitaire et alimentaire
Ce partenariat cache en réalité des risques considérables pour notre souveraineté écologique, sanitaire et alimentaire: la convergence des normes européennes, canadiennes et américaines, prévue par l’accord, menace les garanties que le droit de l’UE et celui de ses États membres assurent aux citoyens européens.
Car il serait illusoire de croire que cette harmonisation se fera par le haut, et ce sont bien nos normes sanitaires et environnementales, encore très insuffisantes mais pourtant jugées trop contraignantes outre-Atlantique, qui seront ainsi remises en cause, ce qui aura des conséquences désastreuses:
“You’d have to ask him.”
Actor Harry Lennix reacted coyly to claims by Chicago radio host Eric ‘Mancow’ Muller that he trained Barack Obama to copy his mannerisms, denying the story as “hearsay,” yet cryptically adding, “you’d have to ask him.”
As we reported last week, Muller told the Alex Jones Show that Lennix – star of TV’s The Blacklist – reacted to seeing a cut out of Obama in Muller’s studio by proclaiming, “He mimicked me, he followed me for years, and they wanted me to train him and teach him how to act….like a an educated south side African-American.” Lennix added that he thought Obama was “very stupid” and had “been taught to act like this.”
Mancow’s producer Nathan also confirmed that he saw the conversation take place.
After an event at which Lennix appeared, a blogger asked the actor if the claims were true.
“Those are not my words,” said Lennix, who admitted he knew of the controversy, labeling the matter “hearsay.”
However, when asked, “Did Obama train to be like you or is that not true?,” Lennix coyly responded, “You’d have to ask him.”
“I knew him a long time….I have no idea what he did,” added Lennix, who was obviously being guarded with his words.
“I don’t like Barack Obama or his policies but I never said I trained him or anything of the kind,” added Lennix, who said he heard of the controversy surrounding the interview but not the interview itself.
Whereas Lennix was reportedly more candid with Muller – calling Obama a “rat bastard” – in the clip above he admits only to not being a supporter of the president.
Lennix’s body language and demeanor is remarkably similar to Barack Obama’s, which is why many have called for Lennix to play the president in a biopic. The actor has also been pictured with Obama in numerous photos.
However, the fact that Lennix reportedly turned down such a role suggests that he is aware of the irony of playing a character who mimics his own behavior – meaning Lennix would essentially be playing himself.
Watch the original interview with ‘Mancow’ Muller below, during which he outlines what Lennix reportedly told him about training Obama to act presidential.
In part one of this article, we defined usury as the lending of money at interest. We examined the history of usury and how it was considered morally reprehensible for thousands of years, prior to becoming the sand foundation modern economies. We also examined the mastery of usury, how they create money out of nothing and use it as a silent weapon for control of humanity.
Here, we examine the crimes and iniquity made possible by usury; and practical solutions.
After the largest banks made bad loans and foreclosed on over ten million (10,000,000) homes, often illegally by forging documents, the private Federal Reserve, which is owned by its member banks, bailed out the following banks with at least $16.9 trillion according to page 131 of the first GAO audit:
Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)
Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)
Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)
Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)
Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): $868 billion ($868,000,000,000)
Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000)
Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000)
Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000)
JPMorgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000)
Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000)
UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000)
Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000)
Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000)
Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000)
BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000)
Other economists estimate the bank bailouts since 2008 at $29 trillion. That is correct: the largest banks, many of which appear to own shares in the private Federal Reserve, bailed themselves out in excess of the U.S. 2010 GDP ($14.59 Trillion – value of all goods and services produced in the U.S. for the year). Yes, even the fictional national debt of over $16 trillion could have been paid-off for less than the banks received.
Depositors at bailed-out Cyprus’ largest bank will lose 47.5 percent of their savings exceeding 100,000 euros ($132,000), the government said. The figure comes after Cyprus agreed on a 23 billion-euro ($30.5 billion) rescue package with its euro partners and the International Monetary Fund. In exchange for a 10 billion euro loan, deposits with more than the insured limit of 100,000 euros at the Bank of Cyprus and smaller lender Laiki were raided in a so-called bail-in to prop up the country’s teetering banking sector.
To simplify, those with depositors with over 100,000 euros had their money stolen by the bank they trusted with their deposit. The Cyprus government and IMF approved.
This will likely be the model new model for bailing out banks and should arrive in the U.S. by 2016.
Almost half the world, three billion people, live on less than $2.50 per day and 80 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 per day. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. That is, people are dying because a bank did not create enough digits on a computer screen (money) for them to buy food. This is no accident; it is the bankers’ move to depopulate the planet.
John Perkins wrote Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. During the 1970s he worked as an economic planner for an international consulting firm. In his book he describes how the globalists force the economic hegemony of the bankers, the IMF and World Bank on victim nations in the Third World.
Perkins’ job was to negotiate huge loans to third-world nations, loans that the bankers created out of nothing and which they knew the borrower nation could not repay. Once the borrower defaulted, the bankers would demand the nation’s natural resources and gain control of its political system and economy.
Several third-world leaders had integrity and refused to enslave their nations to the money changers. They also refused the cash, luxury, cocaine and hookers Perkins offered them on behalf of the bankers. Perkins says that leaders who would not play ball would eventually be overthrown in a CIA sponsored coup or assassinated.
As we saw with Libya, nations that refuse the West’s system of usury are often demonized in the media and overthrown.
It must also be noted that the largest banks even conspire to fix interest rates and interest swaps. The whole game is rigged.
Usury and the Drug Trade
The Masters of Usury also run the drug trade. A federal judge recently approved HSBC Holdings’ (Europe’s largest bank) $1.9 billion agreement with the U.S. to resolve charges that it enabled Latin American drug cartels to launder billions of dollars.
CNN reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in other words al-Qaeda, has taken over northern Syria despite the efforts of the Syrian government to keep the terrorist gang at bay.
Omar Gharba, a Wahhabi cleric, destroys a statue of the Virgin Mary in Yakubiyah in Syria’s Idlib province after it was taken over by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Photo: Syrian Christians in a Time of Conflict
“Al Qaeda has swept to power with the aim of imposing a strict Islamist ideology on Syrians across large swathes of Syria’s rebel-held north, according to a CNN survey of towns, activists and analysts that reveals an alarming increase in al Qaeda-linked control in just the past month.”
“ISIS is the strongest group in Northern Syria — 100% — and anyone who tells you anything else is lying,” states the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a one-man propaganda operation run by Rami Abdul Rahman.
Mr. Rahman, a disaffected Syrian, operates the official propaganda operation out of a semidetached red-brick house in Coventry, England, according to the New York Times. The disinfo op is allegedly funded by the European Union.
CNN comments on al-Qaeda’s version of Lebensraum and its effort to spread across Syria an austere brand of Islamic law identical to that of its financial sponsors, Wahhabi-dominated Saudi Arabia and the fossilized and corrupt Gulf monarchies:
“The swift al Qaeda expansion poses a severe policy dilemma for the United States and its European allies who have long delayed their promised armed assistance to rebel groups as they struggled with fears that the weapons could end up in the hands of al Qaeda-backed extremists.
Observers say the delay has provided a vacuum in the often chaotic rebel ranks that the organized and fearless Islamists have moved to fill.
Many observers explain that the extent of ISIS’s discipline and resources — they are said to have considerable cash at their disposal — means that the other rebel groups operating in the north do not seek to confront them.”
It is an established fact this “considerable cash” comes from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but we shouldn’t expect CNN, a Pentagon propaganda and psychological warfare operation, to note the fact.
The United States government and its war propaganda outlets have feigned concern about the presence and growing dominance of al-Qaeda and spin-offs such as the brutal al-Nusra Front in Syria for some time now.
In fact, domination by al-Qaeda is the preferred outcome, as it was in Libya. The point of the CIA’s bogus “Arab Spring” is not to free emasculated Muslims, Arabs and (importantly) Persians from tyranny. It is the opposite.
Food pantry organizers “unable to plug the hole”
The head of the Pennsylvania’s largest food bank has warned that demand for groceries following a $5 billion dollar cut in the food stamp program cannot be met.
Joe Arthur of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank “says the donor network for the food banks is already stretched too thin to quickly expand,” according to an Associated Press report.
From November 1st, $5 billion was wiped off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a result of a planned stimulus withdrawal. Almost 50 million Americans who are supported by the program face an average loss of $36 dollars a month, which is a significant amount for those living near the poverty line.
Food pantry organizers will be “unable to plug the hole being left by a reduction in federal funding for food stamps,” which will leave families of four in Pennsylvania facing the prospect of 20 fewer meals per month, according to Arthur.
The Association of Arizona Food Banks sounds a similar warning, noting that the 5 per cent cut, although appearing minor on the surface, equates to about half a week’s budget for someone whose primary source of food is SNAP.
Spokesman Brian Simpson illustrated how the massive surge in demand for food was linked to the struggling economy.
Before the 2007 recession, the five food banks in his association were handing out an average of 69,000 emergency food boxes per month. Last month, 108,300 boxes were handed out, an increase of around 80 per cent.
The true impact of the cut will really be felt in the final week of November, when food stamp recipients will begin to run out of benefits.
According to Margaret Purvis, the CEO of the largest food bank in America, members of her Food Bank for New York City organization, are “panicking” over the decrease in benefits, fearing a rush of hungry Americans.
“We’re telling everyone to make sure that you are prepared for longer lines,” Purvis told NBC News.
Her comments were echoed by Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, who stated, “It’s going to send people into a charitable system that’s already overwhelmed and screaming for help itself.”
Purvis also invoked the threat of riots caused by millions of Americans going hungry when she told Salon.com, “If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food.”
This has prompted some to speculate that the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up for potential unrest with its recent hiring of security guards to protect government buildings in New York, as well as the purchase of half a million dollars worth of fully automatic pepper spray launchers and projectiles that are designed to be used during riot control situations.
A sign displays that a shop accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), more commonly known as Food Stamps, in the GrowNYC Greenmarket in Union Square on September 18, 2013 in New York City (AFP Photo)
The US food stamp system is to be reduced by $5 billion starting in November. The average benefit will shrink and the overall number of people receiving it will diminish by millions. The CEO of America’s largest food bank says the cuts will end in riots.
“Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margaret Purvis, president and CEO of the Food bank for New York City, told online news and entertainment site Salon.com
She added that families face the “daunting” prospect of losing a whole week’s worth of food every month.
Currently, the program costs about $80 billion per year and provides food aid nearly 15 per cent of all US households – over 45 million people.
A big automatic cut is expected on November 1, taking $5 billion from federal food-stamp spending over 2014. The benefit is set to shrink by 5 per cent.
One of the reasons for the reduction is the temporary expansion of the food-stamp program in 2009 as part of the Recovery Act.
Thus, the maximum monthly benefit for a household of four will drop by $36 a month, by $29 for a family of three, and by $20 for two people, according to a report published by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
That bill spent $45.2 billion to increase monthly benefit levels to around $133.
Now, almost 45 million people get food stamps – compared to 26.3 million, or 8.7% of the population, in 2007.