Now, they can speed up their nuclear enrichment and the production of bombs to wipe out Israel and deliver death blows to America. It’s a dream come true for the bloodthirsty, theocratic Iranian terror regime
Tehran (AFP) – Iran has received the first instalment of $4.2 billion in frozen assets as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told ISNA news agency Saturday.
Unblocking the funds under the landmark deal in which Iran agreed to roll back parts of its nuclear programme and halt further advances is expected to breathe new life into its crippled economy.
“The first tranche of $500 million was deposited in a Swiss bank account, and everything was done in accordance with the agreement,” Araqchi said.
A deal in which Iran got everything it wanted, virtually did not have to halt anything of consequence and it bought that last bit of time to finish up their nuclear weapons production. But that’s okay folks, Iran swears they will not start military actions against anyone. Right. Talk about two faced – one Iranian says that, while others threaten the world simultaneously.
While the American government and world powers keep feeding lies to the world, swearing Iran is peaceful, the Iranians are poking the American badger. Excepting money and support from America on one hand, while swearing they will attack and kill us on the other.
The stalling, rhetoric and red tape gives perfect cover for Iran to increase their war chest and really beef up the Revolutionary Guards and their military even more. It goes well with those nuclear bombs in production. And if I have to listen to the Revolutionary Guard pontificate one more time on how they will decimate America, I think I will die of boredom. Just do it already, let’s dance. Better yet, can America at least take out the Iranian leadership? Can we at least pretend to be good – to be a world power that doesn’t adore theocratic monsters, heart dictators, spoon with communists and pamper genocidal maniacs? I’m so tired of the fake dance. Let the masks fall where they may and get ready to boogie.
All the while the drums of war keep pace and gimme shelter takes on new meaning, Obama and Kerry are trying to undermine Israel to force them to give Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to the PLO. They are buying their way into government and military over there, getting Israelis to say that if they will just surrender, they will get rich. What rubbish. Using Chicago style tactics, Kerry is attempting to strong arm Israel into capitulation – from Caroline Glick:
In his remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, “Israel’s economic juggernaut is a wonder to behold…. But a deteriorating security environment and the growing isolation that could come with it could put that prosperity at risk.”
In other words, “Nice economy you got there Israel. It’d be a real shame if anything happened to it.”
Regarding political subversion, last week Eli Lake at the Daily Beast reported that the Obama administration is appealing to retired Israeli security brass to lobby the public against the government, in support of Kerry’s plan for Israel to surrender the Jordan Valley to the PLO.
According to senior defense sources, administration lobbying is not limited to retired generals. The US is also recruiting currently serving IDF commanders to work on behalf of Kerry’s plan.
The idea is to rally a large enough cadre of security brass in favor of surrendering the Jordan Valley to undermine the authority of Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who has rejected Kerry’s plan.
Beyond frightening the general public, the economic threats are geared toward subverting the economic leadership of the country. Until now, Israel’s business leaders have been supporting Netanyahu’s economic leadership.
The campaign’s largest success to date came last week when a large delegation of Israeli business leaders joined the Kerry bandwagon and called for the partition of Jerusalem and surrender of Judea and Samaria in order to avoid economic penalties.
Clearly we are getting to crunch time.
Kerry is waiting for Netanyahu to agree to his framework. Until he does, Kerry, his allies and agents will escalate their threats and subversion.
Aren’t you proud America? While empowering Iran, Kerry and Obama are undermining Israel. It is obvious that they want a nuclear Iran and a very weakened, vulnerable Israel. Let’s not parse words here – Obama and Kerry want the destruction of Israel and everyone knows and sees it, but won’t stop it.
Amidst all the chest thumping and bloviating from the murderous regime, we might want to take notice. This is the second warning by a high-ranking officer of the Guards in two weeks. Citing our crushing debt and weakened military, Iran is stating they can take us out from within and from without. So, you see… while America coddles a nuclearized Iran, Iran plots the death of Great Satan. You can be sure EMPs and cyber warfare will be in the mix.
EU Ambassador to Lars Faaborg-Andersen threatenedIsrael Monday over the outcome of peace talks.
"There is a risk that you will faceChannel 2. isolation [if talks fail]," Faaborg-Andersen said, in a statement to "Not necessarily as a result of European Union policy, butIsrael has to realize that economic relations are established by private economic actors - be it consumers, be it companies - and we, as a government, has no influence on the private decisions that private citizens and companies are making."
Faaborg-Andersen's comments came just days after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel of similar consequences if peace talks fail, in remarks widely perceived as a threat against Israel.
Two ministers launched strident verbal attacks Monday against US Secretary of State John Kerry for his warnings over an international boycott should peace talks fail.
Israel will not capitulate to economic threats, said Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett, while Communications Minister Gilad Erdan accused Kerry of “fanning the flames” of boycotts against Israel rather than opposing them.
Bennett, the leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party, also emphasized the Jewish birthright to the land of Israel and denounced chief negotiator Tzipi Livni’s ostensible concessions to Palestinians on their claims to the land.
Bennett opened his address at the weekly Jewish Home faction meeting decrying the “propaganda barrage” designed to “scare us into handing over our land,” a seeming reference to Kerry’s remarks on Saturday that should the peace talks be unsuccessful, a wave of boycott efforts would likely follow and Israel’s “illusionary” prosperity and security calm would disappear.
[It is interesting to see specific time-frames now in play. The Oslo Accords also had a similar 5 year period, which was followed by a 2 year probationary period (5+2=7)]
The Palestinian Authority would allow an IDF presence in a future Palestinian state for up to five years, while NATO peacekeepers could remain for as long as necessary and patrol all parts of the Palestinian state, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said.
“At the end of five years my country will be clean of occupation,” Abbas said, according to an interview published Monday in the New York Times.
Abbas added that he would not make that time period subject to an Israeli evaluation of the situation because that would be “a humiliation for us. … They will make a test for us and of course we will fail.”
While he was adamant about putting a cap on any IDF presence, Abbas expressed willingness to accept a NATO peacekeeping presence as long as necessary in order to put Israel’s security concerns to rest — “for a long time, and wherever they want, not only on the eastern borders but also on the western borders, everywhere…,” Abbas said. “For a long time, for the time they wish. NATO can be everywhere, why not?”
International peacekeepers “can stay to reassure the Israelis, and to protect us. We will be demilitarized. … Do you think we have any illusion that we can have any security if the Israelis do not feel they have security?”
That didn't take long. On Monday, the Dow was down another 326 points. Overall, the Dow has now fallen more than 1000 points from the peak of the market (16,588.25) back in late December. This is the first time that we have seen the Dow drop below its 200-day moving average in more than a year, and there are many that believe that this is just the beginning of a major stock market decline. Meanwhile, things are even worse in other parts of the world. For example, the Nikkei is now down about 1700 points from its 2013 high. This is causing havoc all over Asia, and the sharp movement that we have been seeing in the USD/JPY is creating a tremendous amount of anxiety among Forex traders. For those that are not interested in the technical details, what all of this means is that global financial markets are starting to become extremely unstable.
Unfortunately, there does not appear to be much hope on the horizon for investors. In fact, troubling news just continues to pour in from all over the planet. Just consider the following...
-Major currencies all over South America continue to collapse.
-Massive central bank intervention has done little to slow down the currency collapse in Turkey.
-Investors pulled more than 6 billion dollars out of emerging market equity funds last week alone.
-The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has risen above 20 for the first time in four months.
-Last month, new manufacturing orders in the United States declined at the fastest pace that we have seen since December 1980.
-Real disposable income in the United States has just experienced the largest year over year drop that we have seen since 1974.
-In January, vehicle sales for Ford were down 7.5 percent and vehicle sales for GM were down 12 percent. Both companies are blaming bad weather.
-A major newspaper in the UK is warning that "growing problems in the Chinese banking system could spill over into a wider financial crisis".
-U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is warning that the federal government could hit the debt ceiling by the end of this month if Congress does not act.
-It is being reported that Dell Computer plans to lay off more than 15,000 workers.
-The IMF recently said that the the probability that the global economy will fall into a deflation trap "may now be as high as 20%".
-The Baltic Dry Index is now down 50 percent from its December highs.
If that is how average Americans will behave when something good happens, how will they act when the economy totally collapses and nobody can find work for an extended period of time?
We are rapidly approaching another great financial crisis. Unfortunately, we didn't learn any of the lessons that we should have learned last time. It is being projected that the debt of the federal government will more than double during the Obama years, the "too big to fail banks" have collectively gotten 37 percent larger over the past five years, and the big banks have become more financially reckless than ever before.
When the next great financial crisis arrives (and without a doubt it is inevitable), millions more Americans will lose their jobs and millions more Americans will lose their homes.
“Look at what’s going on around the world: The Asian markets keep tumbling, and the European markets are also continuing to tank. Look at what’s happening in the emerging markets: As I said to you last week, ‘These countries are raising interest rates in order to protect their currencies as their economies are declining. Brilliant. That’s the exact opposite strategy for growth.’
So the handwriting is on the wall now, but it’s going to try to be erased by outright lies from the Federal Reserve, its members, and it’s Orwellian propaganda machine -- the mainstream media. Washington will also play a part in the lies and propaganda, along with Wall Street gang.
You are also going to see the Plunge Protection Team go to work at some point, and they will also use every trick they can in an attempt to try to prop up these plunging global markets. During this chaos the mainstream media and Wall Street propaganda will be non-stop and it will be proclaiming, ‘This is only a temporary correction.’
If you tune in to the major business networks they are dragging out every possible Wall Street shill that they can to spew the great lie that ‘This is a buying opportunity.’ Then these shills start spouting out half-truths and outright lies to keep promoting the Ponzi scheme.
I want to be perfectly clear about this: There is no way out. And as this starts to really being to unravel, and it will, just like I have predicted -- the Fed will come up with a new scheme to increase the amount of money they are dumping into the system. But this is the important point for KWN readers around the world: This new scheme by the Fed is not going to work.
Just look at what’s going on over in Japan. We have seen ‘Abenomics,’ with trillions of yen dumped into the system. But just like in the US, the only ones that have benefitted from it are the big players -- the elite -- and now it’s all coming unwound.”
So we now have countries all over the world involved in covering up what will ultimately be the greatest Ponzi scheme collapse ever seen in history because this time it will be global. As this collapse unfolds, there will be nowhere to hide in the banking system, and there will be nowhere to run inside of the global financial Ponzi that exists today. All hell will literally break loose as it collapses and people are running out of time to get prepared.”
There’s a sentiment among those on Main Street, and as of today on Wall Street, that there is a major disconnect between company stock valuations and economic activity in the real world.
Despite their best efforts to convince us that we’re in a recovery, the establishment is running into a problem… reality.
Grady Means is a former advisor to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, a former economist at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and has managed multi-billion dollar firms over his career. Back in October of 2012 Means penned a commentary and analysis for the Washington Times in which he noted that “America’s fall will take global economies with it.”
But he didn’t stop there. Means gave us a target date.
There is a very large probability that the real end of the world will occur around March 4, 2014.The doomsday clock will ring then because the U.S. economy may fully crash around that date, which will, in turn, bring down all world economies and all hope of any recovery for the foreseeable future — certainly over the course of most of our lifetimes. Interest rates will skyrocket, businesses will fail, unemployment will go to record levels, material and food shortages will be rampant, and there could be major social unrest.Any wishful thinking that America is in a “recovery” and that “things are getting better” is an illusion.