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The Kerry-Abdullah Secret Deal  Oil-Gas Pipeline: War on Iran, Syria and Russia

The details are emerging of a new secret and quite stupid Saudi-US deal on Syria and the so-called IS. It involves oil and gas control of the entire region and the weakening of Russia and Iran by Saudi Arabian flooding the world market with cheap oil. Details were concluded in the September meeting by US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Saudi King. The unintended consequence will be to push Russia even faster to turn east to China and Eurasia. One of the weirdest anomalies of the recent NATO bombing campaign, allegedly against the ISIS or IS or ISIL or Daash, depending on your preference, is the fact that with major war raging in the world’s richest oil region, the price of crude oil has been dropping, dramatically so.

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  • Swiss Gold Vote Threatens Foundations of Global Currency System

    By Thanong Khanthong

    Next month Switzerland will vote in the so-called “Save our Swiss Gold” referendum. BANGKOK: — Like last month’s vote on Scottish independence, where the United Kingdom’s future was at stake, the Swiss referendum to reinstate the Swiss franc as a sound currency will have far-reaching implications not only for the gold market but also the […]

  • PUTIN is Becoming the FACE of the GLOBAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT

    By Konrad Stachnio

        The next volunteers who want to fight with the ‘Global oligarchy’ came to Donbas. This time they are French. People from Serbia, Spain, Germany, France, Polish, Israel, the United Kingdom and Greece already fought with Kiev junta. Recently, volunteers look younger: people over forty went earlier to the militia, now the average age […]

  • Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change

    By Jordan Michael Smith

    The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon   The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach […]

  • The Mixed International Picture on Poverty and Inequality

    By Yves Smith

    Yves here. As much as readers may already have an intuitive grasp of the story told in this post, data can help define its contours better. Here we see that the rising tide of global growth has not lifted all boats. The gains of the once-poor in China and India have come at the expense of […]

Politics

US - Saudi Arabia Oil Prices Collusion: Calculations and Errors

US – Saudi Arabia Oil Prices Collusion: Calculations and Errors

By Dmitry MININ

    This is the time the markets should expect oil prices to go up but they go down. It proves that a tacit collusion is taking place between the leading oil exporters and the countries involved, for instance, the United States. Some say the prices have been brought down on purpose. The West is […]

Economy

Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Rare Earth Elements and National Security

By Eugene Gholz

A CFR Energy Report     Overview Eugene Gholz analyzes the economic and security consequences of China’s central position in the global rare-earths market. He discusses the evolution of the rare-earths market, which is critical to many defense, energy, and other high-tech products, and potential vulnerabilities posed to global trade resulting from China’s near-monopoly of […]

Society

Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change

Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t Change

By Jordan Michael Smith

The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon   The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach […]

Environment

Ebola Cases Surpass 10,000 in West Africa While United States Politicians Impose Quarantines

Ebola Cases Surpass 10,000 in West Africa While United States Politicians Impose Quarantines

By Abayomi Azikiwe

Public outcry mounts in opposition to isolation and stigmatization World Health Organization (WHO) officials announced on Oct. 24 that the numbers of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are now in excess of 10,000. Most victims came down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where approximately 4,900 people have […]

Culture

The New York Times Claims Democratic Leaders in Latin America are “Military Dictators”

The New York Times Claims Democratic Leaders in Latin America are “Military Dictators”

By William K. Black

  The NYT wrote an extraordinarily arrogant, insulting, dishonest, and hypocritical editorial attacking a series of Latin American democracies. The editorial manages to insult their democratically elected representatives and their electorates. The title of the editorial is “South America’s New Caudillos.” The editorial does not bother to define the word. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines caudillo […]

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