3 Jan 2018
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The main purported reason is a failing economy, but some of the protesters are even calling for the end of Islamic Republic.
Undoubtedly, the college-educated, Iranian Middle Class wants to get rid of Sharia Law. After all, Iran was quite secular before 1979.
However, the narrative about the economy makes no sense. Iran's economy has been booming for the last two years since the US/EU sanctions were removed. If there was an ideal time for an economic uprising, it would have been between 2012 and 2015. Below is a picture ofreal GDP growth in the last seven years:
war on Iran's currency (Rial). In 2012, Obama also cut off Iran from the world banking system (SWIFT) and froze $100 billion of Iran's foreign exchange reserves.
However, Iran has managed to thrive by developing new relations and striking lucrative economic deals with many countries.
- China has agreed to invest $25 billion in various projects within Iran
- Qatar is partnering with Iran on thelargest natural gas field on earth
- Russia has agreed to build a 1200-km gas pipeline from Iran to India;and Russia is working with Iran onlinking their banking systems (which means freedom from international bankers)
join EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) and the powerfulSCO (Shanghai Co-op Org) in early 2018, and so on.
In foreign affairs, Iran helped to win the Syrian war, defeated ISIS, and successfully negotiated the nuclear deal (JCPOA) with Obama. Even mainstream US media has declared that Iran is the new superpower in the Middle East.
Thus, in domestic and foreign affairs, there are plenty of reasons for Iranians to be hopeful and proud.
The CIA and Israeli agencies have been openly planning regime change operations against Iran for the last year. All the current events are just replays, if you remember the sequence of events in 2011 in Libya and Syria.
Things are escalating rapidly, protesters are turning violent, and terrorist attacks are aimed at crippling the economy. There are videos of protesters burning police stations andattacking government buildings andthrowing grenades. Sunni jihadists - favorite proxy soldiers of globalists -blew up oil pipelines on the third day of protests. The next couple of weeks will determine the fate of this attempted coup.
Geopolitical Importance of Iran
There are numerous reasons why Iran is geopolitically pivotal. To start with, Iran has the 4th largest oil reserves in the world and also shares the largest natural gas reserves with Qatar. A sanction-free Iran will be a serious competitor to Saudi and US oil/gas corporations.
Second, the Persian Gulf is the conduit for 40% of all oil tankers in the world. A war with Iran has the potential to devastate the world economy.
Geographically, Iran is the link between the Middle East on one side and the Caucasus, Central Asia and South Asia on the other side.
revisionist powers by the Trump administration, Russia and China are working to empower Iran and win the Eurasian game.
For Russia, a friendly Iran means more influence in the Middle East and a secure Russian military base in Syria. Putin has also brought Turkey and Iran together, both of whom are now customers of Russian weapons and missile defense systems.
With Iran in its pocket, China's next goal will be Afghanistan, which is sandwiched between Iran and Pakistan. Pakistan has pretty much left the US orbit now, having embraced China's CPEC project that promises $60 billion of infrastructure spending. Notice Trump's recent lambasting of the Pakistani government. CPEC has been so successful that Afghanistan is holding talks to join that project. Imagine the U.S. losing Afghanistan after wasting $1 trillion there in the last 17 years.
So, this is the worst-case scenario: the Russia-China-Iran alliance ends up kicking the US out of all the countries from Turkey to China. According to geopolitical experts, whoever controls Eurasia, controls the globe.
Iran was coveted by the Russians, British and others for a long time. In 1872, Baron Reuter - founder of Reuters news - purchased a vast portion of Iran, only to give it back after a huge outcry! In 1909, the British discovered oil in Iran, kept 90% of the profits, and ruthlessly exploited the Iranian workers, who had to live in slums. Later, in 1951, a popular Iranian Prime Minister nationalized the oil industry.
Outraged, British spy agency, MI6, then sought the CIA's assistance. Together, in 1953, they spent millions bribing the right people to stage a fake revolution and overthrew Mossadegh, the democratically elected PM. In return, U.S. oil corporations got 40% of Iran's oil. (Adeclassified CIA document from 1953has the following title: "Campaign to install pro-western government in Iran").
bought a lot of US weapons. Thus he was loved by the US/European elites who turned a blind eye towards his human rights violations and political oppression. He wasn't all bad, since he embraced secularism, built successful car manufacturing companies and modernized Iran in many ways.
US Switched to Saudi Arabia & Betrayed Iran
However, during the oil crisis of the 1970s, Kissinger and other globalists found a new partner: Saudi Arabia. The Saudis agreed to sell oil only in US dollars and also recycle much of the oil profits back to the US in the form of investment and purchasing of US treasuries. Perhaps there was also a discussion of Saudis helping recruit jihadists for the anti-USSR wars in Afghanistan. In return for all this, the US agreed to drop Iran as an ally and make Saudis the King of the Middle East.
It's quite possible that the West deliberately brought in Khomenei to take over Iran. Recent declassified materials show that Jimmy Carter assured Khomenei that Iran's military won't interfere. Khomenei also hadspent a year in Paris before the Islamic revolution in 1979. Regardless, it gave the U.S. a great excuse to isolate Iran and promote Saudi Arabia. Then, of course, for the next nine years, the U.S. armed Saddam Hussein to wage a war that killed a million Iraqis and Iranians, and destroyed the economies of both countries. Mission accomplished.
Will a Pro-US Iran Bring Peace? It's hard to imagine a happy ending if the regime change succeeds. Yes, there will be an immediate relief from sanctions, but the economy won't change substantially in the long run. Western corporations may sign up for a few oil refineries and pipelines, but they won't make Iran so successful that it competes with US and Saudi firms.
With a pro-US government, Iran's military and foreign apparatus will be quickly dismantled. Iran will turn into a vassal state like Iraq, accept US military bases, and become subservient to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon and Syria will be cut off from Iran, making them easy targets for Israel. So, perhaps there will be new wars in the Middle East. A civil war in Iran is also likely if Islamists don't accept the new government. What happens in Iran in the next few weeks will determine wars and consequential events in the Middle East for the next few years.
28 Oct 2017
Clinton Funds Russia-Gate, Whips Up Mob, ...Busted For Treason, Potentially, For Selling HER OWN Inside Access To Russia.
Then let the full Gravity Of The Below Article, Also At Zero Hedge, Sink in:
(It's official: DNC and Clinton campaign paid for research that went into infamous 'Trump Dossier')
27 Oct 2017
22 Sep 2017
Well folks, what a week. In a word: Weak.
But I’ll put a little meat on those bones for you, because I’ve been watching a lot of CNN so I have it on reliable authority that you are all clearly far too stupid to think for yourselves, or decide the outcome of a presidential election for that matter.
The biggest scoop of the week, no doubt, was Mark Zuckerbergs revelation that, in fact, it had been Facebook all along that had sunk Hillary Clinton's multi-million-media-assault at the presidential campaign. That is to say, rather than that “Russiagate” nothing-burger that CNN would have us believe. But wait, Russia is still involved? Those cads! And to think that while CNN has been waving the Russian flag like a matador in a fight to the death with a raging bullshit, Zuck had all along conspired with Putin to spend, possibly spend, 100K in ads possibly linked to Russia, and somehow sink the Clinton Campaign juggernaut. Masterful. That Putin is one crafty president/spy. I’m just Glad Zuck came clean now and admitted his treasonous collusion before Morgan Freeman releases a video and makes him his bitch with his immeasurably vast and knowledgeable (and perplexingly nuanced) grasp of global geopolitics.
In the background of course there were a few speeches or something at some “U.N.” function. I think it’s only fitting if I despatch this one succinctly, so strap yourself in:
- · Trump threatened fire, brimstone and genocide against North Korea, y’know, similar MO to every other U.S. Pres except he ACTUALLY ADMITS these things. A Fresh Twist.
- · Bibi rambled on about Iran as usual
- · Russia sneakily introduced the underhanded tactic of diplomacy to resolve global conflicts, I don’t know they get away with these things.
- · And shit…
Bookies highlight: At odds of 32/1 Macron supported the Iran nuclear deal, this guy likes to keep us guessing, no?
Hillary Clinton added 72 new names to her list of who to blame for losing an erection or something, but it would appear she got some consolation for her Golden Globalist nomination of the defining performance of the Wicked Witch Of The West, in the “It was my Turn” category, beating out Bernie Sanders for the second time since the DNC,…. And then added him to the list instead of apologising to him for stealing the election from him (the move that surely clinched it for her).
In other news, I cut myself shaving. I #BlamePutin of course, and Global Warming.
Elsewhere: Racists caused earthquakes, Muslims are to blame, Bankers warn us that Bitcoin is not real currency and Golberg Sachs the Titanic.
Stay tuned next week, I’ll be sure to keep telling you what to “think”.
28 Aug 2017
I am writing this for one purpose, to be able to post it every time the issue comes up in conversation to prevent myself from dying of boredom on a few key issues with label intellectuals, you know, the sort who drop labels for the singular purpose of demonstrating their talent at dodging real issues by posing as someone who knows the definition of a word.
When it comes right down to it, I personally think most systems in the capitalism/socialism spectrum could work if corruption could be controlled. That being said, I am fairly sure that communism does not work especially well and tends to kill the inventiveness and passion of the human spirit.I even consider Libertarianism (arguably the purest form of Capitalism) a hop, skip and a jump away from Anarchy, which is (almost) fine by me. Welfare socialism suits me too, it worked well in the past and you can be ding dong sure that PRIVATISING is what messed it up, not immigration. I don't really care, I've heard incredibly sound and convincing cases made for the entire range of hybrid socio-capitalist societies. It's corruption that really makes or breaks it.
Capitalism? Great idea, we should try it sometime. Our croney Capitalism semi socialist systems at the west have shown beyond reasonable doubt that that scaling back socialist style state funded education, policing, healthcare etc to private companies has correlated to economic decline. Bailing out rich banks after 2008 to a projected future total of 20 Trillion dollars means that 99% of welfare now goes from poor taxpayers to rich banks, the same rich banksters who claim the sick and old on welfare "want something for nothing". Well I have news for them, the concept of welfare was born from a society who judged how civilized it was by how it cared for its sick and old, not how it takes care of its rich bankster CEO's.
And what of our precious Central Banks? Our Centralised, COMMUNIST modelled centrally planned economic command, who now considers PRICE STABILITY more important than prosperity, who counterfeit at will and front-load wall street in a way that makes it appear at times that perhaps its actually blowing bubbles that is in fact their core philosophy. All this in a society where banks no longer fail in a free market, as they should in a capitalist society, but remain on life support courtesy Joe Taxpayer. Voters may elect their president, but thats only every few years, ONCE. Large multinationals lobby politicians for every bill passed in the US dozens of times a year. There is a word for that too, fascism.
The most influential 3 Central Banks in the Western world are surely the Fed, the ECB and the Bank of Japan, who now seem to be more interested in owning stocks and printing money than doing any banking. Well I have news for you, that is just shareholders dividends away from COMMUNISM.
What is my point? My point is lets discuss each issue on its merits. The fact that everytime one of these issues is up for discussion a liberal snowflake who poses as an ideology intellectual will try and match it to its social engineering ideology label. Well I don't know about you, but that does not impress me very much.
29 Mar 2017
17 Dec 2016
5 Dec 2016
|Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria|
|Syrian Refugees On Their Long Trek|
The refugee crises that follows is not simply unplanned, it is deliberate. The OPEC and Gulf Monarchy states in the East never get any pressure to assist their Arab brothers and the refugee camps they set up remain largely empty and are mainly for show. The refugees were always meant for Europe as part of the Divide & Conquer/Divide & Rule method which is standard for the globalists. This ruling elite will always push to dissolve national boundaries, form national or currency unions, trade agreements, Visa free travel etc. This time around they missed the nationalist knee-jerk reaction it would have. They missed it big time. They have been up to all sorts of mischief with their NGO's and Foundations to get refugees through to Europe (where they hope they will work for peanuts, another thing that has not endeared them to locals). See this link for info:
Anyone who thinks the refugees have an option not to flee, simply have to watch this footage below taken by drone, which show the total devastation in Homs, Syria.
Russia on the other hand, after the Western coup in the Ukraine, has tried to clean up the globalist mess and relieve suffering by taking over a million Ukrainian refugees with almost no appreciation of their efforts in Western media. This link by The Guardian (surprisingly) covers the issue, but with it's usual slant designed to avoid giving Russia any credit.
The Refugee issue, more than anything else (in Europe at least) has kick started the global rebellion against the establishment and is another striking example of the irony that has been a prominent them making headlines in 2016.
|Turkey Is Known To Use It's Geographical Position As Leverage In Controlling The Migrant Flow To Europe. Some Call It Blackmail.|
4 Dec 2016
They are dropping like flies aren't they? In the wake of the biggest Western political establishment collective fails in living memory (BrExit and Trumps US Presidential Election Victory) the legacy of the globalist warmongers has been tossed into the trash heap of history. All the main players staked their reputation on their formula (painting their next conquest as a brutal dictator and seeking to overthrow their government) and almost all of them have fallen as society attempts to clean house and get rid of the layers of dirt and grime that have built up in the top levels of political power.
It strikes me how badly these so-called-leaders have misread the situation at home while weighing in on the domestic affairs of other nations. The disconnect is staggering and incompetence is too kind a word for such aggressive mischief making posing as ignorance. It's also staggering how they could have bought into the nonsense they ascertain, it's almost a certainty that they don't care about the truth when pushing their imperialist agendas.
Cameron, Clinton, Obama, Hollande, Merkel, various leaders from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan and others are all gone or facing the end of their political careers or terms while the man they all underestimated has risen from the brink of defeat and (with the help of Russia) turned the tide of foreign funded terrorist insurgents posing as rebels fighting a civil war and is about to win a decisive victory in Aleppo. This is the endgame for the internationals meddling in the domestic affairs of Syria. All the instigators in foreign lands have instead disappeared in one of the sweetest victories in living memory for the lovers of irony & justice.
26 Nov 2016
After losing its grip on its ability to manipulate the public on BrExit and the US elections, the largest fake news industry in the world, the mainstream media, is calling for a clampdown on rival fake news. The irony is in your face, just like the proverbial egg is on the face of CNN, Bloomberg, Sky, Al Jazeera, The BBC and all the other usual suspects. The message is clear: Only our fake news is acceptable.
What is “fake news”?
This is the big question, because there is plenty of fake news out there, most of which is “Click-bait” designed to lure us into clicking onto platforms who want to maximize ad exposure and advertising revenues, but this is not actually a new problem and we can usually work out which are spam sites by looking at the other content on the sites. If the stories are packed with tales of alien abductions and zombies we can work it out fairly easily and we quickly learn to avoid these sites. We are not complete idiots (hopefully).
What else can be considered fake news?
This is more worrying because once major MSM sites like Google and Facebook start considering alternative news sites (see the right hand column of this blog for example) that carry a narrative different (or more truthful) than their own spin and propaganda, even if it is rival propaganda, we run into dangers of censorship. Censorship can take our ability to make up our own minds away from us and channel only one perspective into the public domain. This amounts to nothing less than mind-policing and places the Orwellian “Thought-Police” scenario squarely on the horizon. It's insulting and suspect behavior and ridiculous to assert that we are voting incorrectly because the MSM are losing the information wars. The real reason they are losing is precisely because people ARE making up their own minds and this is dangerous to the establishment.
I find it difficult to accept that this is not an attempt to squash the alternative news movement, which depends on the free availability of information and gives discretion to the end users to act like free thinking adults and make up their own minds. Over time we learn which sources are reputable and which are not, and I am absolutely sure that I do not want institutions that I already do not trust deciding what I should see and what I should not see. As it stands I already find the algorithms annoying and as far as I'm concerned the less filtering, profiling and censorship, the better we are for it.
31 Oct 2016
The International Criminal Court, while ignoring the offenses of States such as Israel, has long been used to steer the influence carried out in Africa by imperialistic, bankster driven interests in the name of “justice” and lend legal legitimacy to their imperialistic goals. This so called justice follows the same lines of “justice” used to undermine national sovereignty in Ukraine, Syria, etc. Whether it is the direct influence of military interventions such as Iraq & Libya, armed and funded insurgency such as Syria, or more “soft power” influence of NGO's, Councils and Foundations such as in Ukraine, Egypt & Syria again, the ends always justify the means for those seeking hegemony and extending the uni-polar world which is so far quite firmly under the control of the powerful globalist cabal. That cabal features overlapping hands in the banking, military, food, media and military industries along with their lobbied stooges of the political establishment.
In Africa we see that Gambia, South Africa and Burundi have each already recognized this clear and present danger and signaled their intent to leave the ICC, with Kenya & Sudan set to follow suite. It is heartening to see resistance coming from the African continent who are increasingly becoming aware that there is a battle on for global influence and that they cannot remain neutral without the danger of becoming pawns in the way the nations of the Middle East have already fallen victims to. The reality is that if Africa wants to realize it's dream of an African Renaissance it will have to recognize this battle and align itself in a way that is more discerning. I feel that this is what is happening. With the overthrow of Libya and the CIA arming and funding Islamist terror groups all over Africa in a similar way it does in the Middle East, and building of a new drone base in Africa by the US, there is a renewed push by US to extend its influence in Africa and it is only set to increase as the declining West loses global influence. It is failing for the first time in the Middle East thanks to Russian involvement in Syria & strained relations with Turkey, and failing in the far East as China finds nations such the Philippines eager to cooperate for mutual benefit. The latter is terrible news for the US when one considers the impending stand-off in the South China Sea conflict.
If you want to know just how pathetic the understanding of global developments is in South Africa, consider this article from a so called progressive site like the Daily Maverick, which is typical of the line towed by ill-informed SA media:
It will be very interesting to follow such developments in the future. Local media will always defend Western institutions, so it is always important to bear the bigger picture in mind and frame each story in the proper context unless you keen to flirt with danger of becoming just another pathetic media sheep, just another good dog barking for his biscuit.
18 Oct 2016
|Strategic Map Courtesy SouthFront|
Here is the Link:
In the last few days while Western media ignores US funded terrorists shelling civilians in Western Aleppo, it's been kicking up a tremendous fuss and blaming Russia and Assad for anything that goes down in Eastern Aleppo. This is principally because the US, after designing a plan post 9/11 to overthrow 7 countries, they have been thwarted in Syria for the first time while Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen lay in ruin. The US will absolutely not back down from their "Assad must Go" goal, and fighting ISIS,Al Qaeda and Al Nusra (who they arm, fund and guide with intel) was from the beginning a cover in Syria, just as it is in Iraq. So suddenly the US decides to get it's puppets to move on Mosul, a city "taken by ISIS" (wink wink) in 2014.
This is all the more spiteful when one considers how embarrassed and defeated the US has been in Aleppo, it's already a done deal:
This is no coincidence, and the plan to take Mosul is highly mischievous. ISIS commanders who are US and Israeli intelligence assets have already been flown out and the battle plan is to approach Mosul from 3 fronts, leaving one front open to drive the foot-soldiers of ISIS (who don't know they are US pawns) can be pushed into Syria to wreak havoc on civilians and, vindictively, to give Assad and Putin as many headaches as possible.
|The US leaves a Front is left open to move it's terrorist assets into Syria|
This is as predictable as it is sickening, and next time you tune into CNN's wall-to-wall coverage bear in mind how they continue to play with your mind, which they have little regard for.
|RT's questions are clearly getting under somebody's skin|
In a massive blow to free speech in the UK & 24 Hours after US Secretary of State, John Kerry, met with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the situation in Syria, television station RT (Channel 407 in SA) received a letter from Natwest Bank to inform them that their bank account had been closed. Natwest is a 73% state owned bank and their letter gives no reason and simply states that the decision is final and that the matter is not up for discussion. This issue is much bigger than one broadcaster because the issue of free speech in general is addressed, as well as whether other institutions beyond broadcasting authorities are involved in enforcing censorship of non-establishment agenda's. This is very curious and of course the timing is very interesting, but is this a surprise?
No, of course not.
RT has been a massive spanner in the works for the establishment media and a key instrument in putting an alternative perspective into the public domain to break the war-machine’s propaganda instrument for selling the idea of war to a war-weary public. RT has made it their mission to give the Russian perspective in Syria and other regime change hotpots and in doing so has undermined the rationale that a forced regime change via military means is a reasonable path to take. I would take this a step further and propose that RT has introduced the element of debate itself into the public realm and this is very, very bad for the establishment because the more questions that are asked, the more likely lies are to be uncovered. To “Question More” is a terrible idea for the political and banking class because they do not want the average Joe running about asking all sorts of annoying “questions” about how their tax money is being spent.
|Image Courtesy RT|
I guess congratulations are in order, well done RT, this is yet another sign that your disruption in the media marketplace is worthy of intervention from above and a testament to your success. Please, for all of our sake keep up the good work, this is a battle that transcends your station and Natwest Bank and gets to the heart of the very notion of free speech in Western society as a whole.
13 Oct 2016
|The Latest Capture by the Gupta's is a fart in the wind against the banksters|
Amid all the talk lately in the SA media about the Gupta's and State Capture (all valid mind you) it's sometimes easy to forget that the Gupta's are rank amateurs in the art, we are already in the midst of a state capture going back more than a century. A State Capture happened in South Africa, just as it happened in the US and elsewhere, when the nations central banks were made unaccountable to voters. This meant that no matter which party rules, whoever is elected, the central banks cannot be voted in or out and they will remain in power lending to the nation state at interest for no other reason other than the mandate they have to print the nations money supply. They will always work with a finance minister who bank-affiliated and compliant National Treasury. The nation will therefore always remain at fiscal deficits and known bankster agencies such as Moody's will always make lending even more expensive on each downgrade ,earning ever more interest for the banksters printing that same money out of thin air (in the form of Treasury Bonds guaranteed by taxation placing the nations children on the hook as debt surety). They then simply "lend" that currency (not money - this is important) simply and lending to the state. the risk is moot since they create the money from nothing there is essentially no risk to think of.
The commercial banks issue the balance of the nations currency from debt issued to consumers, out of thin air, and charge interest on that too as if it were loaned out from a capital or assets account, which it is not. Real money is not Fiat currency debt created out of thin air, real money (like gold and silver) is a store of value and can only be loaned out from real reserves, justifying interest for risk. This could become as much a Banks VS Gupta's issue as with either of them VS the State and the people.
Money VS Currency
The banksters will always have (de facto) agents just like Pravin Gordhan who own shares in the banks and have a conflict of interest between the banks and the nation, they have since Trevor Manual and before.
This is for certain no reason to resist the State Capture the Gupta's are engaged in currently, it's simply a call to remember that for every cent the Gupta's steal, the bankers steal a Rand. The Nations national debt payments mostly go to servicing debt,at interest, lending from private bankers that create money from nothing, something the state could just as easily do for itself interest free, this is why we cannot afford movements like #FeesMustFall, something the ANC promised voters more than a decade ago!
So next time we get up in arms about the Gupta's, keep at it, it's great we are finally learning, but ask yourself why you suddenly care?
The above clip from Mike Maloney, episode four in his excellent "Hidden Secrets Money" series (Watch them all!) puts in a better way than I have yet seen it explained, it's essential viewing.