Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Beware Of A Humiliated Greece

Greece the beginning of the end of the EU Nazis, IMF, Lagarde, Merkel reign of terror and theft  

BLOOMBERG
By Leonid Bershidsky
06/29/2015

The ancient Greek historian Thucydides said people went to war motivated by honor, interest and fear. The current Greek government's decision to break off talks with creditors is a clear case of a wounded honor, or pride, driving a momentous decision.


As they prepare for Sunday's referendum on whether to accept the last bailout offer made by their creditors, Greeks should take a little time to recall how powerful -- and dangerous -- this kind of perceived humiliation can be when used to influence political decisions.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras mentioned humiliation twice in a speech on Saturday, as he proposed the referendum, calling the euro area's proposed bailout terms an "extortionate ultimatum that calls for strict and humiliating austerity." 


In the preceding weeks, he had agreed to most of the measures in that "ultimatum," but he and his Syriza comrades apparently couldn't take it anymore. 

The creditor institutions last week took the liberty of marking up one of his counterproposals in red font, as if he were a failing student.

As Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explained the referendum idea to other European finance ministers on Saturday, he too accused them of having sacrificed common ground "in favor of imposing upon our government a humiliating retreat." This assertion will be an important talking point for Syriza, as it campaigns for "no" vote. 




The manipulation of humiliation has a long and inglorious political history. Hitler used it in "Mein Kampf," written when Germans were smarting from their World War I defeat and the punitive peace terms that followed. Islamic State and other such radical groups in the Middle East explain their extreme actions by saying Muslims have for too long been humiliated by invaders and foreign puppeteers, such as the U.S. 


Lagarde, IMF, criminal EU bankers will
see who gets fucked this time around
In China, recovery from "one hundred years of humiliation" in the 19th and 20th centuries is an important tenet of the current national ideology. 

The humiliation of the Soviet Union's demise is the starting point for Russian President Vladimir Putin's resurgent aggressiveness. In some areas of India, Narendra Modi's party campaigned last year with promises of revenge for the humiliation of Hindus at the hands of Muslims.

No nation, it seems, is immune. Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has described his country's military action in the Middle East after the Sept. 11 attacks as a response to the humiliation of that terrorism. 


"Given the contemporary importance of recognition and 'respect' not only in contemporary philosophy but also in contemporary popular culture and masculinity, it is not surprising that practical concern and conflict over the politics of disrespect -- in its most popular form referred to as the practice of 'dissin' -- is rampant at all levels of contemporary society from the basketball court to the boardroom to the oval office," Paul Saurette of the University of Ottawa wrote in a 2007 paper about the role of humiliation in post-2001 global politics.

Politicians who build their popular support through narratives of wounded pride and trampled honor often have their facts more or less straight. 


Greek people will not submit to another "haircut"

Indeed, there was probably an element of "dissin" in the treatment of Tsipras and Varoufakis by the creditors. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble seemed to feel no need to show respect for the tieless, inexperienced Greek Marxists who went into negotiating rooms as if into a boxing ring. 


Varoufakis has own message for Lagarde, IMF, Merkel, EU
bank criminals
Yet the humiliation narrative is, first and foremost, manipulative. It's about apportioning blame, and the politicians who use it usually refuse to accept any. Greeks are being told that their problems -- high unemployment, an overstretched social safety net and now capital controls that limit cash machine withdrawals to 60 euros a day ($67) -- are the handiwork of the evil functionaries at the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. 


Never mind that these problems would remain even without Syriza's bogeymen. 

That's a deceitful, but attractive narrative. Anger at external enemies, no matter what level of guilt they bear, is usually easy to whip up.




Many Greeks already feel humiliated by their economic tribulations. To hold on to power, Tsipras needs to keep their anger focused on the creditors at least for another week, until the referendum. It may be useful for Greek voters to recall, however, that political decisions motivated by wounded pride have rarely led to good outcomes. More often they have produced chaos, if not bloodshed, and further humiliation.



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Revealed : NSA Conducted Massive Economic Espionage Against France

Time to see if Hollande will bend over for Obama as Merkel did following NSA spying on Germans  

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
06/30/2015

New documents released by WikiLeaks reveal that the NSA's spying program delved even deeper into the French economy and politics, eavesdropping on government ministers and major corporations. The news comes only days after it was revealed that the US spied on three French presidential administrations.


Hollande finding out now exactly what it means to
be "friends" with Obama
In addition to spying on current President Francois Hollande and the two previous administrations of Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac, new documents released by WikiLeaks reveal that the National Security Agency also monitored French government ministers, diplomats, and other senior officials. The documents also note that the US has spied on every major French company. 

"The United States has been conducting economic espionage against France for more than a decade," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said.


"Not only has it spied on the French Finance Minister, it has ordered the interception of every French company contract or negotiation valued at more than $200 million."

According to Assange, those companies include BNP Paribas, AXA, Credit Agricole, Peugeot, Renault, and also includes French farming associations. This information was shared with the British government, as well.


Merkel only cut Obama off for a few days following NSA
spying revelations
"The United States not only uses the results of the this spying itself, but swaps these intercepts with the United Kingdom," Assange said.

The US intelligence operations have been in place since 2002, and has gathered information on "government policy, diplomacy, banking and participation in international bodies to infrastructural development, business practices and trade activities.



Much of this intel was shared with various departments in the US government, including the Department of Commerce, Trade Representative, Treasury, and the CIA.


Some of the information obtained by the agency was also authorized for sharing with the other "Five Eyes" intelligence allies, including Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

In addition to economic espionage, WikiLeaks also reveals that the US regularly intercepted private communications between French officials, including the Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, a French Senator, the French ambassador to the US, and officials within the Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate.


Documents also show that the US was actively monitoring French officials who had a direct influence on the trade policy of the European Union.

Among the intercepted diplomatic cables are details about US President Barack Obama's secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which has seen fierce opposition in the US Congress due to its lack of transparency.


NSA: Naziism at it's best

One cable reveals an exchange between an EU diplomat who asserts that Hiddo Houben of the European Commission views the TPP as an initiative aimed at forcing the Chinese government into future negotiations.


France needs to eject all NSA and CIA operatives from their 
country in addition to filing suit against the Obama criminals
"Washington…is negotiating with every nation that borders China, asking for commitments that exceed those countries' administrative capacities, so as to 'confront' Beijing," the cable reads. Other cables detail conversations between French officials about the global financial crisis, Greek debt, and the relationship between the administration of President Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


"The French people have a right to know that their elected government is subject to hostile surveillance from a supposed ally," Assange said.




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Thoughts For Americans On This 4th Of July

Should present government crimes be allowed to continue and those in the past go unprosecuted there will indeed be another bloody revolution in the United States  

WASHINGTON'S BLOG
By Carl Herman
06/30/2015

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”U.S. Declaration of Independence


Do you admire the US Declaration of Independence ideals of unalienable rights, and early Americans having the intellectual integrity and moral courage to defend your country from dictatorial government, and refusing being used as work animals of a .01% self-declared “elite?"


Those of you with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, do you have the honor to enact that Oath here and now?

Those of you who consider yourselves responsible and educated citizens, do you respect the sacrifices of all our families through two world wars to uphold the Emperor’s New Clothes simple treaties that make current US wars Orwellian unlawful? I mean, really: can you tell us any more important law for citizens to understand than when armed attack is and is not lawful?


Have you noticed that the US government of today has destroyed almost each and every freedom that the Declaration calls “Liberty” and the US Constitution partially lists in the Bill of Rights? You’re educated and consider yourself a responsible citizen, AND HAVE YOU NOTICED that almost each and every right has been taken from you with the age-old excuse of “national security”?


Unalienable rights are from God, and granted to all humans. Living in the land of the free and the home of the brave means by definition that we uphold all peoples’ freedom, and are brave enough to defend everyone’s freedom from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The most important freedom to defend is what the Declaration of Independence calls “Life”: freedom to not be killed by dictatorial government. The two treaties after each world war make current US armed attacks not even close to lawful. 



Importantly, all “reasons” given for war to Americans, our military, and the world are now disclosed by US official documents as known to be false as they were told. 





You wouldn’t know this unless you read alternative media, because in Empires since the Roman’s, governments for the elite insiders rather than the public always control:

Government for favorable laws, and to control military, law enforcement, and judges;

What is used for money to enrich themselves and pay their minions;

Media in order to propagandize the public to “cover” their crimes.

These claims require zero belief. Those of us awake simply ask what the Emperor’s New Clothes child asks the community: look for yourselves at naked crimes in literally ~100 areas




These crimes demand arrests, obviously, as the costs of these crimes centering in war and money dwarf all others: annual war and poverty deaths in the millions, harm to billions, and looting of trillions.

Poverty deaths are ~one million children every month, when the investment to save their lives is less than 1% of our income, and this decreases population growth rates in every historical case. Literal psychopathic oligarch “leaders” (and here).






After our grandparents’ generation sacrificed through WW1 (.01% US “leaders” lied to US military and public for this war), our parents’ generation sacrificed through WW2, today’s “leaders” engage in the same colonial domination actions that could place our generation in WW3.

A lawful revolution is in response to government that abjectly violates its own laws, and refuses all reasonable offers to return government limits within its own constitution. It is a lawful revolution that requests its own military and law enforcement to do their jobs of arresting obvious criminal suspects in their own government.




Are you free and brave enough to stand with those of us simply pointing to the Emperor’s New Clothes obvious facts of our own government slaughtering our fellow humans in unlawful, lie-began wars and poverty-murder?




Will you pass this simple test of responsible citizenship to demand arrests of obvious criminals violating the most important laws to stop government wanna-be dictators to continue killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions?

I teach history, government, and economics, and promise you that the above documented facts of two treaties after each world war are what you already learned beginning in elementary school, and finished learning in high school.




Are you free enough to verify what you already know, and brave enough to tell the simple truth of US domestic War Criminals?


If you admire the Founding Generation of Americans for standing against the tyranny of their own government, do you admire yourself enough to stand with them today under circumstances far more obvious than faced by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and their colleagues?

The thoughts, words and actions you take are what you really are as a human being, and what you give to your children.

Be the American you’ve always wanted to be.



Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.




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Indonesia Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area In Medan

Reports on casualties still coming in  

AGENCIES
07/01/2015

An aging Indonesian military plane packed with soldiers and their families crashed after takeoff in a densely-populated area of Sumatra’s biggest city, killing at least 113 in the latest air disaster to beset the Southeast Asian nation.


The Lockheed C-130 Hercules was carrying 101 passengers and 12 crew, and there were no survivors, Air Force Chief Agus Supriyatna said Tuesday on MetroTV. The plane hit buildings and cars, smashing into a hotel and a sauna, but there was no word on casualties on the ground.

The Hercules, in operation since 1964, took off from the city of Medan on a routine flight, Detik’s website cited air force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sutrisno as saying. 


The pilot had asked to return to base and the air force believes there was a malfunction, MetroTV reported.

The crash may raise fresh questions about the health and age of Indonesia’s air force planes. President Joko Widodo has pledged to boost defense spending to replace outdated equipment as Indonesia faces the challenge of preserving maritime security along the world’s largest archipelago, a string of more than 17,000 islands that would stretch almost from New York to London.




Widodo, known as Jokowi, has laid out an ambitious vision that spans the development of the fishing industry, improved port infrastructure, stronger sea defenses and better diplomacy as Indonesia deals with illegal fishing, territorial disputes and piracy. Key to that is modernizing the military in a country that’s long focused its defense spending on ground forces rather than the navy or air force.
Two Minutes

“Evacuation of the victims of the Hercules must be prioritized,” Jokowi said Tuesday on Twitter. “Next will be evaluation of the aircraft’s age and defense equipment.”




The plane took off at 11.48 a.m. local time and fell out of the sky two minutes later, said Wisnu Darjono, a director at the state airnavigation agency. It dropped onto the same road where a PT Mandala Airlines Boeing 737-200 crashed in 2005, killing 149 people including passengers and people on the ground.

Local residents milled around the smoldering site, bringing traffic to a halt. Military personnel at the crash site were seen carrying fire arms, grenades and rockets, MetroTV reported.




Lockheed Martin Corp. is ready to support the Indonesian air force as it investigates the crash, company spokeswoman Stephanie Sonnenfeld Stinn said in an e-mail.
‘Essential Tool’

The crash is the latest deadly accident in Indonesia’s dilapidated and poorly regulated transport network. An AirAsia Bhd. flight from Surabaya to Singapore fell into the Java Sea on Dec. 28, killing all 162 on board and leading the government to fire officials after finding airlines in breach of permits.




“The C-130 is an essential tool in moving personnel and their families around the country, given that many postings are in remote locations,” said Keith Loveard, head of risk analysis at Jakarta-based security company Concord Consulting. “The fact this aircraft was made in 1964 says a lot about the long haul still needed to reach the military’s Minimum Essential Force goal. Much of its hardware is old.”

Indonesia’s defense budget will rise at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific region over the next five years, according to a May report by IHS Inc. Its spending will increase 17 percent this year to 97.4 trillion rupiah ($7.3 billion) and is expected to grow 14 percent a year until the end of the decade, according to the IHS Aerospace, Defense & Security forecast.




The country will double its military budget if annual economic growth meets the government’s target of 7 percent within three years, Bisnis Indonesia reported in May, citing Jokowi. The finance ministry expects the economy may grow 5.2 percent this year, below a budget target for 5.7 percent.



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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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