KHALID MASOOD, LONDON ATTACKER, WAS BRITISH-BORN: SO WHAT DOES THAT SHOW US?

KHALID MASOOD, LONDON ATTACKER, WAS BRITISH-BORN: SO WHAT DOES THAT SHOW US?

It shows us the future. It shows us what the children of the Muslim “refugees” we admit today may evolve into tomorrow.

And it also show us that the European lax immigration policies are part of a deliberate New World Order’s demographic attack on Christian Europe

(see A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, my 1998 CHRONICLES magazine column – see the URL link below).

Check out this exchange of comments with Holly Jebb at the Stewards of the Earth group page:

Holly Jebb: Oh right, pay no attention to the FACT that almost ALL attacks are committed by citizens, not refugees/immigrants here in the US. Apparently, this latest attack in London, while likely inspired by ISIS, was committed by a man born in Britain, with a prior criminal record. 

YAHOO: “Khalid Masood: London attacker was known to MI5 but had no terror convictions” (see https://goo.gl/aw5oKz)

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic: True. Born in the UK, but in a rabidly Muslim neighborhood and committed to the death, evidently, to destroying everything Britain stood for. Which just goes to show us what the children of today’s Muslim “refugees” may become if we let them in. Not to mention the demographic takeover, just like in Kosovo.

For example. the German fertility rate of 1.44 children per woman compares to a Muslim fertility that is close to twice as high. Bottom line? Destruction of Christian Europe. That’s the goal of the New World Order. The Muslim refugees are merely a means of achieving that end.

For more, see… A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING (1998, Chronicles Magazine. Here’s an excerpt:

“The oft-used term “America’s European allies” is one of the greatest oxymorons of our time. “America’s European vassals” would be more appropriate. For, American government’s policy is virtually destroying our so-called “allies,” while aiding the multinational corporations.

This is not unlike the Soviet bear’s treatment of its Eastern European “allies,” read minions. Only more perfidious. For, the West Side bear has stuck its six big claws into the back of Madame Europe, and is dragging her into its lair, while pretending to save her and her heir.

(“Save her from what?” – has been a mystery ever since the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet bear).”

http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/chronicles-dec98.html

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MARCH 22, 2017

BRITAIN UNDER TERRORIST ATTACK – AGAIN!

How many more will have to die before Europe wakes up and starts to defend herself against the Muslim terrorist onslaught?

Back in January, the New World Order agents in Europe forced the British PM to backtrack on her support of Donald Trump’s first executive order. Which was intended to curtail the influx of Muslim refugees into the U.S. like those that have invaded Europe recently.
“Theresa May was forced to make a hasty U-turn over Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from Muslim majority countries, issuing a midnight statement saying she did not agree with the policy.
The British prime minister said she would appeal to the US if the ban affected British citizens. “We do not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one we will be taking,” she said.” (see https://goo.gl/8CaEnu).
Well, two months later, May’s country became once again the latest target of the terrorist attacks, supposedly commemorating a similar carnage the Muslim terrorists inflicted in Brussels, Belgium, a year ago, one has to wonder:
“What say you now, Theresa May, the British PM? Do you still oppose Trump’s order?”
How many more dead and wounded innocent Britons, Europeans or Americans will it take before you admit our president Donald Trump was right to try to put an end to the rampant immigration from the middle-eastern countries?
And that the EU’s past immigration policies have contributed to the willful destruction of the Christian culture in Britain and Europe?
Naturally, Trump issued a statement saying the U.S. will do everything possible to help Theresa May and her government get to the bottom of today’s terrorist attack near the British Parliament.
104245753-GettyImages-632850584.530x298 May and Trump at the White House, Jan 27, 2017
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READER COMMENTS

Steve Grant What you all miss is the fact that the NWO cannot be brought about in the west without cause and effect. The cause is to give a reason to bring in migrants from a deprived country or refugees from a war torn country. The NWO elite obliged on both counts by paying for the travel and extras to some of the most evil scum on the planet from the deprived and war torn areas of Africa and the Middle East. These professional troublemakers and killers were carefully picked and left to blend in with genuine refugees from the only place that was really in need…. Syria… Except that it was obvious who they were as they travelled down well worn paths dressed in designer clothes and shoes with smart phones.

Funny that, because the genuine Syrians had bugger all bar the ratty clothes and worn out shoes they stood up in. It was all smoke and mirrors by the elite and part of the unfolding plan and mainland Europe fell for it like a fish fooled by some bait. The European countries welcomed in these wretched people and of course the evil terrorists who had thrown away their passports and ID pretending to be “refugees”.

The UK refused to sign up to any agreement which allowed these refugees “chosing” the country they wished to go to without some sort of vetting but as usual in the undemocratic EU decided that they would go ahead with such an agreement that allowed any refugee or migrant to become a EU citizen in the first EU country they hit first on their March to Europe. That meant the UK and other EU countries who were not keen on allowing unabated migration were hamstrung because of the free movement clause of the EU membership. It meant the UK was lumbered with some of the very people that would never get into the country under any circumstances. Then the UK sensibly voted to leave the EU and things started to change.

The hostility to the UK is there for all to see yet our worries were well founded and you only have to see what is happening in many EU countries now. Migrants and refugees are not a bonus for population growth but a drag on perpetual.welfare paid for by the long suffering tax payers. It is quite likely the Elite will push ahead with integration and plunge mainland Europe into civil war with containers shipped into the EU filled with weapons for their unseen army,which ends in military intervention and Marshall law then….. Check mate…. The NWO…..

The only fly in the ointment will be the UK and possibly France?….. Yet again it’s the UK standing up and saying “NO”….. Whilst the stupidity in Europe continues. So the UK is now vetting heavily and rejecting 18000 applicants a month who are trying to get into a welfare rich country whilst Germany still takes them.

It’s Europe who will soon become the enemy because of immigrants and there will be an uneasy peace with the UK….who will not be taking immigrants it doesn’t want. In the UK we tend to look after our citizens once here…. But we don’t appreciate ungrateful people who want to overturn our way of life and culture. If you think we are a soft touch… Think again.

EDITOR’S REPLY

Bob Altzar DjurdjevicThank you for elaborate comment, Steve Grant. What you say here true in the current context. But British mass immigration troubles precede the current Syrian influx into Europe by more than a decade. And the opening of the floodgates to predominantly Muslim migrants had nothing to do with the EU. It was of the British own making when Tony Blair was PM (1997-2007). One can question, of course, if any man acting as an NWO puppet, like Angela Merkel, now has a nationality anyway. Here’s a story about Blair’s 2 million migrant legacy from the LONDON EXPRESS: “Shocking claims Tony Blair led a mass migration conspiracy to ensure Labour’s rule:”

“TONY Blair betrayed Britain for his own political ends by overseeing a massive conspiracy to flood the country with millions of migrants, an explosive book has claimed.

” – as soon as he had the keys to Downing Street the book reveals the new Prime Minister ordered border chiefs to open the floodgates, even telling them to reclassify unskilled asylum seekers as people moving to Britain for work so that he could drum up the economic benefits of mass migration.

He also appointed a fervently pro-immigration minister to the border control brief, who astonishingly ruled against deporting failed asylum seekers because it would be too “emotional” for them, it is claimed.

As a result Britain’s population was swelled with more than two million foreigners during the Blair years, the vast majority of whom would back the Labour party who let them in and lavished them with benefits at future elections.

According to the claims the aim of the project was to make the country “see the benefit of a multicultural society”. (see Shocking claims Tony Blair led a mass migration conspiracy to ensure Labour’s rule http://shr.gs/qVaesya)

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic That, of course, was only the second wave of rampant immigration which Tony Blair opened in 1997. The first wave followed the British Citizenship Act of 1981 which denied automatic citizenship to British subjects from countries like Pakistan. As a result, a large number of Pakistanis streamed into Britain before the floodgates were shot. There are now more than 1.17 million British Pakistanis, especially in the West Midlands area (Birmingham) from whence the London attacker Khalid Masood hails (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Pakistanis).

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Demographic warfare being waged on Europe by New World Order

FROM WOMB TO TOMB

Take a look at this chart. This is what Britain and the EU have to look forward to. They are all victims of demographic warfare, such as that which has already happened in Kosovo, once a cradle of the Serbian empire and culture. Kosovo is now 95% Albanian (Muslim). This is thanks in part to NATO’s war on Serbia in 1999 to which ALL European countries contributed. Shame on them!

As a result, by following the dictates of the American New World Order puppets – Clinton, Bush and Obama during the last quarter century – the UK and EU political stooges have already created a blueprint for the destruction of the European culture.

Now you can all better understand why Donald Trump’s refugee ban met with such ferocious opposition by the New World Order forces at home and abroad. Because it threatens upend their plan to destroy the American Christian culture as they are already doing in Europe.

For more, see…

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€UROTOPIA: UNITED STATES OF EUROPE (1995)

UNITED STATES OF EUROPE (1995), AN IDEA WHICH WAS DEAD ON ARIVAL

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EU: Unworkable, Unwieldy, Unpopular…

And Outdated, Because It Is Based on Obsolete Industrial Era Principles

It was on April 19, 1995, over 20 years ago now, that I published an editorial about the merits of the “United States of Europe.” I called it “Eurotopia” (not my original term).

It was an idea advanced by two professors – C. Northcote Parkinson of Britain (1970s) and Prof A.H. Heineken of the Netherlands (early 1990s). And based on research by the Austrian sociologist Leopold Kohr from the 1950s.

Quite a European professorial trio, wouldn’t you say? Their work spread over four decades.

And no, Prof Parkinson has no connection with the infamous deadly disease, nor does Prof Heineken with the famous Dutch beer. At least not as fas as I know anyway. 🙂

Here’s premise of that theory.. in a nutshell:

It is always bigness, and only bigness, which is the 3344532-9319612342-Davidproblem of existence – social, as well as physical.” Prof Kohr concluded. So we must “cut down the substances and organisms which have outgrown their natural limits.”(Leopold Kohr, 1957)

Three years earlier, without being aware of the foregoing, I argued the very same point with the then chairman of EDS, Les Alberthal. I urged him to break up his company. Because EDS, then the largest IT services company in the world, started by Ross Perot in the 1960, was becoming “Unworkable, Unwieldy, Unpopular…” – to borrow the adjectives from this report’s title. Much like the EU today.

amoeba-diagram“Bigness in business has become a liability rather than an advantage,” I said. I compared a successful modern (1992) services business enterprise to an amoeba – which splits up before becoming too big (and, therefore, inefficient).

Alberthal tried to break up the company but was eventually replaced by other industrial centrists. So EDS bit the dust. The company was swallowed up eventually by HP in 2008, another industrial era dinosaur now on its way to extinction.

That – is what also lies ahead for the European Union, another industrial era top-down creation. Another dinosaur.

Death of Democracy

The EU’s demise will be accelerated by the way it obliterated a democratic choice by one of its members. Over 61% of Greeks voted on July 12 to reject the proposal-ultimatum put to the by the EU and global bankers. Yet a week later, the Greek government which urged the voters to reject the deal capitulated under the EU bankers’ and politicians’ pressure and sold out their country into financial slavery.

Pensioners in Greece Betrayed

Things didn’t used to be that way in Europe. Before the EU was imposed on the continent by the multinational corporations, people’s decisions were respected. In 1972 and in 1994 Norway’s government, for example, tried to join the EU. Both times, Iceland-Norway not in EUthe Norwegians said NO to the deal. The government hasn’t brought up the issue since.

Ditto in Iceland. Its government applied for the EU membership in 2009 only to withdraw from the negotiations with the EU officials earlier this year. The Icelanders and the Norwegians saw the same warning light as the Greeks. They did not want to become financial slaves of the New World Order.

By the way, Norway ranks as the No. 1 country in the world in terms of human development and standard of living. Iceland is No. 13. Greece is No. 29 – out of 198 countries analyzed in this ranking. 

So it pays to be wise and well educated. For, “if you lie down with dogs, you get up with flees.”

Troikas then and now

Alas, the Greeks had already tied a golden noose around their collective necks when they took the EU and IMF money. Too late now to try to get out. The heavy “Troika” boot was already on their necks. And is now pressing down even harder.

“United Stated of Europe”

So what might have saved Europe from the inevitable collapse under the centrist EU government?

Over 20 years ago, I wrote this:

“So is there a way out of our current foreign policy quagmire in Europe? Is there also a solution to increased strife world over? Yes, there is:

Prof. Heineken proposed a “United States of Europe.”us of eur.jpg (29786 bytes)

According to his plan, Europe’s 350 million inhabitants would live in 75 independent states, each with a population of about five to 10 million.

I wrote that in April 1995 when the EU consisted of 11 countries. Now the EU has the population of 507 million and counts 28 countries among its members.

Prof. Heineken pointed out that the German or Italian states, for example, never existed before the second half of the 19th century. In other words, they are younger than even the U.S.!

Did you know that? Bet your teachers never mentioned that when they talked of Europe as the Old Continent and of America as the New World.

Furthermore, at the time of the French revolution (1789), the majority of the population in that country did not even speak French. And they certainly were “not able to sing the ‘Marseillaise,’ the newly-minted national anthem,” argues Prof. Heineken. It was only at the end of the 19th century that the French peasants morphed into “Frenchmen.” Before then, they were people who hailed from various provinces in the country we now call France.”

In other words, the whole notion of statehood and nationality is an industrial era invention. It is not natural! And it cannot last in its present form!

“Yet, the main reason that the Heineken proposal would not work is because it runs against another law of nature – the survival of the fittest, which Charles Darwin so eloquently explained – also in the last century.”

“Why would Europe’s most powerful countries, such as Germany, France, Britain or Italy, for example, volunteer to be split up into five or more weaker entities? Can you really see the Greeks giving up their northern territories to a new state called Macedonia, after having kicked so much fuss over the mere use of the name by the former Yugoslav republic? What are the chances of the “incorrigible Serbs” ceding Kosovo, the cradle of their civilization, to Albania, while leaving their Western Serb brethren in belligerent states called Croatia and Bosnia? Why would the Romanian leaders agree to have their country broken up into three pieces while seeing that Hungary, remains intact?”

As the Serbian general, Ratko Mladic once told me during the Bosnian war, “borders are drawn in blood,” i.e., not by some academicians’ or diplomats’ pens.

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Balkans, political map

And so, thanks to NATO’s military intervention, Bosnia was split up into a separate country. Ditto re. Kosovo. Montenegro split up from Serbia under foreign political pressures on its quisling government.

So yes, the new borders were mostly written in blood (right). And yet they look amazingly similar to the Eurotopia map Prof Heineken produced (above left).

Back to my 1995 piece…

“So, Heineken’s ideas were not perfect. To his credit, even the author called them “a Eurotopia?” (i.e., a European utopia). But there is no question that such a Europe, with its borders modified in blood or otherwise to correct some of the above anomalies, would be a safer place than is the current “Old Continent.”

“It may be wiser to accept these developments (toward decentralization and independence) than to work against them,” suggested Prof. Heineken.

Alas, nobody in the EU heeded his advice. The bankers and multinationals won the day. And off to future wars Europe goes.

Here’s how I finished that 1995 piece:

“It would take an event of cataclysmic proportion, such as another world war, to force the formerly dominant species to cede some power to the weaker ones. And, as Darwin would have probably agreed, they would do it out of fear, not as a charity gesture.

“If the above analysis proves accurate, it would probably spell the end of the world as we know it. But not the end of the world.

For, did you ever observe what happens after a fire or an avalanche had wreaked havoc in a forest? What follows is – life! And it is a life richer and fuller than the one which the cataclysm had destroyed.”

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UPDATE JULY 9, 2015

WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN DEBT CRISIS? WHY ARE THE MEDIA SILENT ABOUT THAT?

United States vs. Greek Debt: Talk about a pot calling a kettle black

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Worse, our U.S. debt is growing much faster than incomes… (also see TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, APRIL 20, 2015).

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Which means, “the harder we work, the ‘behinder’ we get.”

Similarly, the national debt per capita of some other European countries that are hurling stones at the poor Greeks, like Italy for example, is also worse than Greece’s (about $49,000 vs. $34,000 per capita). World debt 7-09-15l

As for the total world debt, it is a staggering figure. Take a look…

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For more, see…

GREECE BETRAYED BY OWN GOVERNMENT, LOSES FISCAL SOVEREIGNTY

11666212_10153411883998490_3990176019431851562_n Betrayed 7-13-15

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THE EU, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?

No Surprise There: Brussels 2015 Like Versailles 1919?

One week ago today, the Greeks were celebrating the power of democracy. On July 5, the OXI (NO) voters sent a resounding message to the global and European bankers’ ultimatums. They won the referendum 61% to 39%.

The next day, July 6, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras signaled that he was already preparing the ground for betrayal of the voters who brought him to power. He dumped his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the man who ferociously defended the Greek sovereignty against the international banker cartel and their political stooges.

The same day, I figured the Greeks were done for. I put that in writing in the July 10 Truth in Media editorial QUO VADIS, GREECE? (Where to, Greece?).

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 7.51.49 AM Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 8.11.46 PMWell, today, July 13, that has become a fact. Tsipras and his new Oxford-educated finance minister have surrendered Greece’s fiscal sovereignty to the international bankers and their EU lackeys.  They have submitted to draconian economic reforms that the Greek people had rejected in a referendum barely a week before. 

New “Versailles Treaty?”

Echoing widespread views on social media, one financial analyst claimed the deal was worse than the 1919 Treaty of Versailles that crushed Weimar Germany with debt and paved the way for Hitler and World War II.

Marc Ostwald, of ADM Investor Services, argued that the eurozone creditor countries wanted “to completely destroy Greece”.

Except that Greece was not the enemy of the European Union. It is a full-fledged member of it. But with friends like that, the Greek people should now ask themselves, who needs enemies?

old-beggarThis writer said a month ago that USURY & TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK.

“This has nothing to do with economics. It has nothing to do with putting Greece back on the rails towards recovery,” former finance minister Varoufakis told Australia’s public broadcaster, the ABC, on Monday.

Yanis Greek FM“This is a new Versailles treaty that is haunting Europe again, and the prime minister [Alexis Tsipras] knows it. He knows he’s damned if he does and he’s damned if he doesn’t.”

Varoufakis (left) also said he “jumped more than he was pushed” when he resigned from the ministry.

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras “didn’t have what it took, sentimentally, emotionally, at that moment, to carry that no vote to Europe and use it as a weapon,” said Varoufakis.

In other words, Tsipras is a wuss. Which does not bode well for his political future even as an EU doormat.

Sellout

In return for a bailout plan that could be worth up to €86B ($95B), Greece has promised to pass laws introducing controversial economic reforms by Wednesday. These include reforming the VAT system, overhauling pensions and signing up to plans that ensure immediate spending cuts in the event of breaching creditor-mandated budget targets.

Tsipras and Tsakalatos have also agreed to sell off state assets worth €50B, with the proceeds earmarked for a trust fund supervised by its creditors. Half the fund will be used to recapitalize Greek banks, while the remaining €25B will pay down Greek debts.

For more, see… http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/13/athens-and-eurozone-agree-bailout-deal-for-greece

Pensioners in Greece Betrayed

In another humiliating climbdown, Athens could be forced to reverse measures it passed upon assuming power that are deemed to run counter to the bailout philosophy. 

Paul Krugman, the Nobel-prize winning economist and prominent critic of austerity in Greece, said the creditors’ demands on Greece “went beyond harsh into pure vindictiveness, [leading to the] complete destruction of national sovereignty [with] no hope of relief”.

“It’s a grotesque betrayal of everything the European project was supposed to stand for,” he wrote several hours before the final deal emerged. 

ECB Germany 1370 and 2015“I can’t support a Europe that acts as a thuggy bailiff against Greece #Thisisacoup,” tweeted Suzanne Moore, a columnist for Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

“The world is watching what is being done to Greece in the name of euro stability,” she wrote in her today’s column. “It sees a nation stripped of its dignity, its sovereignty, its future.”

Not content with taking away Greece’s financial sovereignty, the three institutions – the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank – have also asked Athens to come up with a plan to “de-politicize” its civil service by next Monday.

Which means they are trying to strip away Greece’s political sovereignty, too.

“The euro family has been exposed as a loan-sharking conglomerate that cares nothing for democracy,” writes Moore. “This family is abusive. This ‘bailout’, which will be sold as being a cruel-to-be-kind deal is nothing of the sort. It is simply being cruel to be cruel.”

8782820When the banks are in trouble, the governments forgive the debt (e.g. US 2008 bailout). When a government (country) is in trouble, the banks bring out enforcers with baseball bats (Greece 2015 bailout).

That’s about the gist of it.

The main reason the bankers were so harsh with Greece is because they want to make it an example of what happens with a bad debtor. It’s like the Mafia or loan sharks kneecapping or cutting off fingers of a someone who owes them money but can’t pay.

That’s so no other countries in a similar or worse position than Greece would even think of walking away from their debts (Spain, Italy and yes, even the U.S., by the way – our debt per capita is 66% higher than Greece’s!).

The more things change, the more they stay the same (Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1808-1890)

History Repeating Itself

It never feels good to be right when predicting someone’s betrayal. Unfortunately, I’ve been there before.

It did not feel good, either, when I predicted in July 1990 that the then widely popular Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic would eventually betray his people. It took a few years. But by 1994, in the midst of the Bosnian war, that became clear for all to see.

NATO-UNThat’s when Milosevic imposed an embargo on the Bosnian Serbs, whom he had set up in power in the first place. Milosevic was hoping to appease and earn some brownie points from the international thugs who incited the Balkan wars in the first place.1280px-DaytonAgreement

And Milosevic did it again in Dayton in November 1995. The Dayton Accords paved the way for NATO to occupy Bosnia under the guise of a peacekeeping force.

All the former Serbian president got in return was scorn and imprisonment at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal, where he eventually died in 2006 under suspicious circumstances, allegedly of a heart ailment (see “Put the UN Justice on Trial: Who Says There Is No Death Penalty at the Hague?,” March 2006).

GREECE: WHAT NOW? WHO AND WHEN WILL REPLACE TSIPRAS?

The political, and sometimes physical, life span of an appeaser is rather short. That’s certainly one of the lessons we can learn from history.

Another is that USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK (JUNE 13, 2015), as this writer put it in an editorial exactly one month ago. The Versailles Treaty is a case in point.

So what can we expect will happen now in Greece?

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Either way, someone even more radical is likely to replace them. And if so, how will then the bankers and the European Union react? Send the troops to occupy the country as Hitler did?

Or, as is more likely, will the European Union itself split up along the North-South continental divide which the all-night negotiating session in Brussels revealed on July 12-13?

Either way, the Greek tragedy isn’t over yet. We are in for more interesting times ahead, I am afraid.

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UPDATE, JULY 14, 2015

GREECE GOES ON STRIKE OVER BAILOUT DEAL WITH EURO LOANSHARKS, SYRIZA FLAG BURNED

Greek civil service workers have announced a 24-hour strike in the wake of today’s bailout deal amid insider claims that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was ‘crucified’ during marathon overnight talks.

Greeks have reacted to the news of the bailout deal with fury, saying the tough reforms agreed to by their Prime Minister condemned the country to ‘misery, humiliation and slavery’.

Following lengthy overnight talks between 19 eurozone leaders, Greece caved in and accepted a range of reforms to secure a deal worth up to €86 billion – the country’s third bailout in five years.

Athens Syriza flag burning  2A7E776800000578-3157801-image-m-20_1436787666288 German tanks in Athens

 The hard left Athens leader – who was elected on an anti-austerity platform – faced an immediate backlash over the deal, with many Greeks furious at Tsipras’ reluctantly accepting even tougher reforms than those categorically rejected by citizens at last week’s bailout referendum.

Some have already taken to social media using #thisisacoup to decry the terms of the deal, with many attacking the creditors terms as unfair. Users even accused Germany of ‘destroying Europe once again’, adding they ‘could not do it with tanks so now they try it with banks’.

Haralambos Rouliskos, a 60-year-old economist who was out walking in Athens, described the deal as ‘misery, humiliation and slavery’.

Katerina Katsaba, a 52-year-old working for a pharmaceutical company, said: ‘I am not in favour of this deal. I know they [the eurozone creditors] are trying to blackmail us.’

Another woman burned the flag of Tsipras’ ruling Syria party as journalists took pictures.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3159710/Greek-civil-service-workers-announce-24-hour-strike-government-gives-creditors-insider-reveals-leaders-furious-rows-says-Tsipras-crucified.html

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Also see…

QUO VADIS, GREECE? (Where to, Greece?)

QUO VADIS, GREECE? (Where to, Greece?)

TSIPRAS TO BETRAY GREEK VOTERS, STAB DEMOCRACY IN THE BACK?

Also see… ARE GREEK KARMIC AND PUBLIC DEBTS INTERRELATED?

karmic-debt-header1So what is likely to happen after Sunday (July 12), the latest deadline the EU set for Greece to accept its ultimatums or leave the eurozone?

Ideally, Greece should take and follow the advice Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independent Party, gave Alexis Tsipras on July 8 in a speech at the European Parliament,

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[Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM how was in attendance]

“If you’ve got the courage, you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone with your head held high.  Yes, it will be tough for the first few months. But with devalued currency, and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover.” (see https://www.facebook.com/UKIP/videos)

How likely is that to happen?

Not very, in this writer’s opinion. At least not on Sunday, the D-day for the European Union and its bankers to make a decision about Greece’s staying or leaving.

My money is on Tsipras (the Greek PM) cavingScreenShot 2015-07-08 at 9.53.36 AM in. He signaled as much a few days ago when he delivered the head of his flamboyant and outspoken finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, to Angela Merkel and other European banking henchmen the day after the victorious (!) July 5 referendum.

“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride” (Greek Former Finance Minister)

Yanis Greek FMLest we forget, it was Varoufakis (left) who captured the Greeks’ imagination and hearts when he said on the eve of the vote, that what the global and European bankers “what they’re doing with Greece has a name — terrorism. What Brussels and the ‘troika’ (ECB, IMF and EU) want today is for the yes (vote) to win so they could humiliate the Greek.” (see Financial Terrorism, July 5).

Over 61% of his countrymen agreed and voted NO on Sunday, July 5,  only to see their fiery finance minister unceremoniously dumped the next day by Tsipras, like some sort of excess baggage.

Why?

To appease the bankers “troika” he had criticized (ECB, IMF and EU).

The iconoclastic Varoufakis, who is seen here riding his motorcycle Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 8.22.41 AMwith his wife after from the government offices after being told by Tsipras his services would no longer be required, had this to say about what had transpired:

“Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.”

“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride.”

p34841_p_v7_aaStabbed in the back after delivering victory to Tsipras and his party, The Greek version of “Motorcycle Diaries” (a 2004 Che Guevara biopic).

Almost immediately, Tsipras named Euclid Tsakalotos as the new finance minister.

An Oxford-educated economist, Tsakalotos has much in common with the political elite of Westminster, having attended St Paul’s school, before going on to read politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) as an undergraduate. He later completed his PhD in economics at Oxford in 1989.

The 55-year-old, who was born in Rotterdam, has served as the chief economic spokesman and effective shadow finance minister for the Syriza-led government. One can easily see how a man like that would be preferred by the bankers and northern EU politicians. Almost like one of their own.

So Varoufakis was a sacrificial lamb.  It was the Greek PM’s message to the European lenders that he is ready to bend and genuflect to them despite the NO vote.  And give them another man they could “negotiate” with.

If Tsipras really intended to lead his country out of the eurozone, would he bending over backwards like this to appease the bankers?carpetbagger-and-scalawag

Tsipras’ comments in Brussels during the following days were also conciliatory even when he was being attacked by the northern Europeans.

In the end, if Tsipras does go against the Greek popular vote and bows to the “carpetbaggers and scalawags” of Europe at the EU meeting on Sunday, he will have squandered the enormous political capital which he and his party had accumulated during the first five months in office.

Will his countrymen accept defeat? That’s a big question. What is likely to follow in Greece is quite unpredictable. A prolonged agony, slow motion “Grecit?” A popular revolt? Coup d’etat? New elections?

Who knows… None of it will be good for Greece.

The volatile situation is not unlike that in Belgrade in March 1941. That’s when the Yugoslav government signed a neutrality pact with Hitler hoping to avert the war. It backfired.demonstracije_27-mart-19411

The deal lasted less than two days. On March 27, 1941,  the Yugoslav government was toppled after massive street demonstrations against the pact with Hitler (see ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: “BOLJE RAT NEGO PAKT” (Better war than pact), MARCH 27, 2014).

Ten days later, Hitler attacked Yugoslavia by bombing Belgrade on Easter Sunday without a declaration of war.  So the appeasers got neither the peace nor power. The government had to flee the country, including the king.

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” – (Winston Churchill)

If Tsipras does lead his country out of the eurozone, however, then a new dawn for Greece and perhaps mankind may follow (see GREECE SAYS “OXI” (N€IN-NO) TO EURO/GLOBAL BANKSTERS… NOW WHAT?, July 5). That, however, is a less likely outcome on Sunday, unless they get booted out of the EU and have no choice but to leave.

Either way, “we live in exciting times.” Which is a Chinese curse.

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UPDATE, JULY 10, 2015

TSIPRAS, GREEK GOVERNMENT CAPITULATE, REVERSE THEMSELVES AND THE REFERENDUM VOTE

This article had been written over a two-day period July 8-9. This morning, July 10, I learned of the new proposals by the Greek government which seem to acquiesce to the creditors demands for cutbacks and austerity measures which the Greeks had previously rejected (for details of Tsipras’ surrender, click here).

This is a sad day for Greek democracy. Less five days after receiving a resounding “NO” vote in last Sunday’s referendum, the Tsipras government reversed itself and sold out the Greek people, especially the pensioners, into deeper usury and slavery.

As you can see from this editorial, sadly, this is what this writer had been expecting. This is one of those occasions when all I can say is “wish I were wrong.” For the sake of Greece. For the sake of freedom in the world.

Synchronicity: Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis7-10-15In an unusual twist of events and synchronicity, at about the same time as Tsipras was betraying his people and caving in to the bankers’ demands, Pope Francis was urging the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land (see Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis, July 10).

imagesIn one of the longest, most passionate and sweeping speeches of his pontificate delivered in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the Pontiff also asked forgiveness for the sins committed by the Roman Catholic church in its treatment of native Americans during what he called the “so-called conquest of America”.

What interesting times we live in, indeed! Who could have ever imagined that some day, we would see the Pope and Che Guevara on the same page of the political map of the world.

Divine synchronicity! Just beautiful…

DIVINE SYNCHRONICITY, PART III: GREEK “MOTORCYCLE DIARIES”

You saw in my earlier comment an example of Divine Synchronicity between Pope Francis remarks and the Greek PM’s betrayal of his people. Also, that the Pope and Che Guevara, a famous revolutionary, are both Argentinians who now find themselves on the same political page.

p34841_p_v7_aaThere was a third example of Divine Synchronicity. Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 8.22.41 AMAt the time I was writing my “Quo Vadis, Greece” editorial, which I finished last night, I did not even know that the Pope was in South America, much less what he would be saying the next day.

Yet in the part of the editorial dealing with Tsipras’ firing of his motorcycle-riding finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, I made a reference to it being a page out of the “Greek Motorcycle Diaries” (a reference to the famous book and 2004 movie of the same title about the life of Che Guevara).

Divine synchronicity, part III.

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We are all slaves to the global banker’s usury (also see USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK, JUNE 13, 2015 ).

€URO WAS DOOMED FROM THE START, EVEN BEFORE ITS BIRTH

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€URO WAS DOOMED FROM THE START, EVEN BEFORE IT WAS BORN

Eur-bearI recently exchanged some correspondence with a learned longtime friend and fellow-columnist from Australia who also monitors events in Europe closely. We “chatted” long distance about the €uro and the Greek crises. I reminded my friend of a column I wrote in 1998 (A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING) in which I said the Euro was doomed right from the start. In fact, before it was even born (on Jan 1, 1999). The above image was published with that 1998 article.

Here’s an excerpt from that piece… in a nutshell:

There is a basic problem with all “globalist” ideas is that they are TOP-down. Which means, they are FADS, not trends.

As John Naisbitt noted in his Megatrends bestseller 33 years ago, “trends are bottom-up; fads are top-down.”

That’s why neither the €uro nor any other idea cooked up in corporate boardrooms will get traction on the street.

Why was the €uro doomed before it was even born?

santa-mariaBecause it was a top-down creation by the New World Order globalists – read global BANKERS and MULTINATIONALS – executed by their political stooges in Washington and elsewhere. Their hidden goal was to ultimately destroy Europe as we knew it, especially its millions of small businesses in small countries like Greece, Portugal etc., and turn the Old Continent into 503 million of nondescript, faceless, cultureless, materialistic mad shoppers of goods made in China and elsewhere where labor is cheaper.

The first claw ripping into Europe is the “EU;” the second is the “euro;” the third is the “Y2K” (though the U.S. cannot claim direct credit for that); the fourth and fifth are the two “enlargements” – EU’s and NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe; the sixth is “immigration.” All six claws will eventually sap the competitive lifeblood out of the victim, if the current trends continue.” (an excerpt from A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, Dec 1998)

Loss of European jobs? No problem. They’s figure out something. Just like they did in the U.S. when millions of American jobs disappeared and sailed overseas. The sheeple will behave as sheeple do world over: grin and bear it. That was the assumption.

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Naturally, that’s not how the globalist bankers and multinationals put it. They painted the European “integration” in rosy colors. Which is how they managed to pull the wool over the eyes of hundreds of millions of sheeple around the world (such as the U.S., Australia and other “developed” (read consumerism) countries (see ON EVOLUTION: FROM COMPLACENCY TO PERDITION, Nov 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-C8).

Eliminating nationalism would supposedly help prevent future wars in Europe, they said.

Preventing Wars by Starting Them

Of course, the globalists’ duplicity quickly became clear for all but the blind sheeple to see. Less than three months after the €uro launch, they launched a war on a small European country – for the first time since the end of WW II.

Here is what this writer said about NATO’s “Gang Rape of Serbia” which started in March 1999:

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 10.56.44 AMaus10-99-wa1A military alliance of 19 nations and 780 million people; with over half of the world’s gross economic product (GNP), commanding two-thirds of the global military firepower, ganged up on a tiny nation of 10 million. For 79 days, NATO terrorized the people of Serbia, dropping 23,000 bombs and missiles on them in 36,000 sorties” (An excerpt from speeches delivered across the U.S. and around the world as well as in print articles, 1999).

So much for the globalists’ trying to prevent wars in Europe – by launching them!

Still, the European sheeple by and large bought the bogus promises of a brighter future that the €uro and the EU would supposedly deliver. After all, “we are not Serbia,” they reasoned, much like some decent Germans depicted in Pastor Martin NIEMÖLLER’s famous anti-Nazi poem:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—79623
I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Nationalism Still Blossoming Across Europe

As for the €uro integration supposedly eliminating nationalism in Europe, all one needs to do is take a look at the soccer championships, for example, to see the duplicity and failure of that notion as well. The masses never got the memo that they are supposed to feel European first. They never forgot who they are first and foremost – Greeks, Germans, Spaniards, Italians, Brits, French, etc.

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Of late, there are been even new sub-strands of nationalism in evidence. Such as those displayed by the soccer fans of the European champion Barcelona who want Catalonia to separate from Spain into an independent country (right).

So if anything, the nationalism in Europe is as present as ever if not more so. The Sunday’s Greek referendum result is merely the latest example of it.

Most Europeans Don’t Care about Whether Greece Stays or Goes

Meanwhile, how do the rest of the Europeans feel about a possible Greek exit?chartoftheday_3611_how_do_europeans_feel_about_a_grexit_n

Take a look at this survey… A shrug. Doesn’t concern me.

Kind of like what they felt when NATO attacked Serbia. Another shrug. Doesn’t concern me.

Kind of like the Europeans’ attitude toward Hitler’s rise in the 1930s? A shrug. Doesn’t concern me.

Until it did. And then millions died. Because “there was no one left to speak out for them.” (Niemöller)

NOTE: Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

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A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING (Dec 1998)

The first claw ripping into Europe is the “EU;” the second is the “euro;” the third is the “Y2K” (though the U.S. cannot claim direct credit for that); the fourth and fifth are the two “enlargements” – EU’s and NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe; the sixth is “immigration.” All six claws will eventually sap the competitive lifeblood out of the victim, if the current trends continue.

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This is more evidence that the 1991 Maastricht Treaty was an example of the globalist elite’s ramming the EU idea down the Europeans’ throats. For, the EU adds a significant tax burden over and above the costs of each national government – like the United Nations bureaucracy.

The same argument can be made about the second claw of the NWO’s Euro-Clinton Obama Europedestruction – conversion of national currencies to a “euro.” There is no doubt that the “euro” is a benefit to the hordes of the U.S. and European consulting, legal and accounting firms engaged in the currency conversion projects. Not to mention the banks, think-tanks or other leaches feeding off of productive economic activities. Just as the Harvard-inspired “reforms” in Russia in 1992-1994 meant an enrichment opportunity for the few (quislings and foreigners) at the expense of the many (Russians).

Meanwhile, the proponents of the “euro” argue that a common currency will lower transaction costs. Maybe. But even if so, not before first raising them. Besides, only companies which operate on a pan-European scale may benefit from it. As for the rest, especially small businesses – the backbone of most European economies – the “euro” will mostly mean additional expenses and diminishing national sovereignty.

And then there are political risks associated with the “euro.” “The new currency will become the target of allocation conflicts, the magnet for political action and the putty between continental forces,” noted a July 1998 Bertelsmann Forum report. “The ‘euro’ could force a major process of financial compensation throughout Europe, thus triggering conflicts of a new intensity.”

Indeed.”

Read more…
A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING –http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/chronicles-dec98.html

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Finally, here’s an interesting article about the Greek and Euro crisis that has been published in the American media. No, not the “lamestream” media. But still, HUFFINGTON POST is moving toward becoming a mainstream media outlet.

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The ‘Double Truth’ Revealed by Greek Crisis Shows Path Ahead Is a ‘Two Speed’ Europe

Posted: 07/06/2015 5:53 pm EDT

The authors of this editorial are Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman, Berggruen Institute
and Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST

Here are some excerpt now…

…Gideon Rachman has put the next steps after the Greek vote succinctly in theFinancial Times:

If European leaders were thinking clearly, they should see that rather than punishing Greece, it is now in the EU’s interests to do its level best to make sure that Greece can leave the euro, but stay inside the EU with a minimum of pain. If that means giving Greece debt relief as part of the exit package, so be it. Debt relief, in return for Grexit, could make political as well as economic sense.

“Debt relief, in return for Grexit, could make political as well as economic sense.

A Greek exit from the eurozone would thus strengthen the eurozone, not weaken it.
And it would enable the Greeks, who have now made their voice heard in a resounding rejection of supranational sovereignty, master of their own reforms. Indeed, the only hope of reform in such sensitive areas as pensions and taxes is if they are authored by Greeks themselves. There will be lots of pain ahead, but pain with dignity instead of indignity. If it all fails in the end, the Greeks would have no one to blame but themselves. That is the democratic verdict to which they have bound their fate.

Other European democracies would also likely be more generous with humanitarian aid and other funds if it was clear these were to help desperate pensioners in Greece rather than rewarding one of its members for breaking the rules everyone else must abide by and getting away with it. That is the nub of the resentment both among the mainstream and the right populist parties in the northern eurozone.

READ MORE… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicolas-berggruen/greek-crisis-double-truth_b_7737486.html

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UPDATE 4:05 PDT

DEJA VU: GREECE GETS ANOTHER ULTIMATUM
 
July 7, 2015
 
It’s deal or Grexit on Sunday
Tsipras and EU IMF heads
 
We’ve seen so many deadlines come and go since the Greek debt crisis began. Yet all that tonight meeting of European Union leaders with Greek’s PM Alexis Tsipras produced is another ultimatum.
 
Europe has given Athens one last chance to produce a credible economic reform plan that could underpin a new bailout. It has also threatened that Greece will leave the eurozone if it doesn’t comply before Sunday, when a new emergency summit will be held.
 
Speaking after tonight’s eurozone summit, European Council president Donald Tusk warned gravely that the next five days are the most critical in the European Union’s history.
 
He has called all 28 European leaders to Brussels on Sunday, which could be the moment that Greece begins to leave the Euro.
 
“Our inability to find agreement may lead to the bankruptcy of Greece and the insolvency of its banking system,” Tusk warned. “And for sure, it will be most painful for the Greek people.”
 
“I have no doubt that this will affect all of Europe, also in the geo-political sense. If someone has any illusion that it will not be so, they are naive.”
 
French President Francois Hollande said.
 
“It’s not just the problem of Greece [at stake], it’s the future of the European Union”
 
Germany’s Angela Merkel warned that Greece has not yet done enough to begin talks about a new bailout. Sunday’s summit has been called, she said, “because we think the situation is so dangerous”.
 
Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM who arrived in Brussels with the backing of most Greek political parties, now faces the unpalatable option of signing up to a deal similar to the one that was rejected by the Greek people on Sunday.
 
READ MORE…
 

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UPDATE JULY 8, 2015 – SESSION OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

“The European project is actually beginning to die… the plan has failed”

There is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the €uro”

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BRUSSELS, July 8, 2015 – Speaking at today’s session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Nigel Forage, leader of the British Independent Party and a member of the European Parliament, delivered an impassioned oratory in favor of the Greek exit from eurozone that sounded more like a wake speech for the €uro and the European Union.

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You can watch his entire speech as recorded live today, even with Greek subtitles, in the Youtube video below. Here are some excerpts from Forage’s remarks. I have marked the approximate position on the video in [m:ss]:

[0:22} “The Europe an project is actually beginning to die” – Nigel Farage, UK, speaking in European Parliament today.

[1:38] “The plan has failed. This isn’t just Greece we are talking about. The whole of Mediterranean finds itself in the wrong currency… I feel that the continent (of Europe) is now divided from north to south.”

[1:52] “There is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the €uro” 

Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM who was present there, “your country should never have joined the €uro. I think you’ve acknowledged that. But the big banks, the big businesses and the big politics forced you in. Goldman Sachs, the German arms manufacturers… they were all very happy.”

[2:30] “And when the bailouts began, they weren’t for the Greek people. Those bailouts were to bail out French, German and Italian banks. They haven’t helped you at all.”Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 9.53.36 AM

[3:40] [Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM how was in attendance] “If you’ve got the courage, you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone with your head held high. Yes, it will be tough for the first few months. But with devalued currency, and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover.”

[long applause] 

  1. Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament, is a British politician and former commodity broker. He is the leader of the UK Independence Party. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Farage

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Here’s also the same video without the Greek subtitles as seen at the UK Independent Party website:

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UPDATE JULY 9, 2015

WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN DEBT CRISIS? WHY ARE THE MEDIA SILENT ABOUT THAT?

United States vs. Greek Debt: Talk about a pot calling a kettle black

The Greek debt crisis has been in the headline news for weeks now. The country has been declared virtually bankrupt by the global media and its lenders. Lately, some Washington officials have joined the heads of the European banks and the IMF, in which the U.S. has by far the highest voting percentage, calling for Greeks roll over and accept the bankers’ ultimatums.

Well, talk about a pot calling a kettle black. So you think Greece is in trouble? You think Greece has accumulated too much debt?

What would you say if I told you that each and every American is burdened with 66% MORE GOVERNMENT DEBT than an average Greek citizen? (about $57,000 vs. $34,000 per capita).

Take a look at this chart.

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Worse, our U.S. debt is growing much faster than incomes… (also see TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, APRIL 20, 2015).

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Which means, “the harder we work, the ‘behinder’ we get.”

Similarly, the national debt per capita of some other European countries that are hurling stones at the poor Greeks, like Italy for example, is also worse than Greece’s (about $49,000 vs. $34,000 per capita). World debt 7-09-15l

As for the total world debt, it is a staggering figure. Take a look…

We are all slaves to the global banker’s usury (also see USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK, JUNE 13, 2015 ).

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GREECE SAYS “OXI” (N€IN-NO) TO EURO/GLOBAL BANKSTERS… NOW WHAT?

OFFICIAL PROJECTION: “NO” SIDE TO WIN WITH 61%

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Greece says N€IN (NO) to Euro/Global Banksters

As of 11:04 PDT, Greece’s interior ministry has released an official projection, showing that the no side is set to win by 61%.

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That is a landslide result for the government, which had urged people to reject the bailout proposals made by lenders.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2015/jul/05/live-results-greek-referendum

LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR DEMOCRACY

It is also a landslide victory for DEMOCRACY. The country that invented democracy has just showed the world how powerful it can be. And why the governments world-over are scared of it even if preaching it.

When was the last time we have had a national referendum on any subject in this country (USA), for example?

The answer: NEVER!

The Founding Fathers did not want to empower the American people with a plebiscite option, either. That’s why they invented the Electoral College and proportional representation, with no term limit for senators or congressmen. So that the powers that be could control the power of the people. The rest was rhetoric intended to pull the wool over the people’s eyes.

Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes, decide everything,” Joseph Stalin was credited as saying.

Our American version of a demo farce this would translate into:

Those who cast the vote decide nothing; those who pick the candidates decide everything (Truth in Media, 2000)

No Vote Wins 2Not so in Greece. Greece is now the only country in Europe in which the government and the people are united. Which is probably ringing alarm bells in Brussels, Berlin, London and Washington.

What if other nations copied the Greek example? One could just see the banksters and the politicians running for the holes in the wall like rats.

NOW WHAT? DARE WE HOPE FOR A NEW DAWN?

Over a late Sunday breakfast, Elizabeth asked me what would happen next.

“Will Greece now leave the Eurozone?”

“It depends. There are two possible outcomes,” I replied. “Yes, that would be one.”

The other possibility is that the bankers blink and give in. Which is what the Greek government has been hoping. Now armed with support of the whole country, their hand at the negotiating table has been strengthened immensely.

“You know the old saying,” I said, “if you owe a bank $100,000, the bank controls you. But if you owe the bank $100 million, you control the bank.”

“And Greece owes the banks 100 times that amount,” I said.

It will be very difficult for the global and European banksters to walk away from Anthony_McAuliffe€242.8 billion ($271 billion), the Reuters estimate Greece’s foreign debt to be.

More importantly. if they did, it could encourage other countries around Europe and the world to follow the Greek example and, like General McAuliffe’s reply to the Germans’ ultimatum at Bastogne (Belgium, 1944), say “nuts” to the banksters ultimatums.

Either way, it is the start of a new dawn in Greece now, both literally and figuratively. And dare we hope in the world, too?

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“Zorba the Greek”: Tribute to Greek Democracy

GREEK DANCING ON MAUI AND IN SCOTTSDALE

Our Offering of Love and Solidarity with the Greek People

While Elizabeth was cleaning the house after our Fourth of July party, I sat down and spontaneously started to play the Mikis Theodorakis’ unforgettable theme song from the 1964 film “Zorba the Greek.” It was our offering of love and solidarity with the Greek people on this important night in their history.

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We also did that at the Rainbow Shower, Maui on the eve of 11-11-11. So rather than make a new recording of it, here’s now again that video of Elizabeth and me doing our unrehearsed Greek dance for the first time. Just like Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates did it in “Zorba the Greek.” Except that we danced to the sound of my prerecorded music on the Steinway and bouzouki.

This afternoon, on a spur of a moment, I recorded this tribute to Greek democracy and all the men and women who said OXI (NO-N€IN) today to the global bankers’ ultimatums…

a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – July 5, 2015 – music recorded on a Clavinova in its entirety

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UPDATE JULY 6, 2015

GREECE JUST TAUGHT CAPITALISTS A LESSON ABOUT WHAT CAPITALISM REALLY MEANS

I have already shared these comments with my friend Lincoln privately. But here are they now also for all to see.

 
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic:  Re: “And Greece just called Germany’s bluff. “
 
Germanys is not the IMF. Angela Merkel was simply used by the global bankers as their high profile “front man.”
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Re: “The risk absolutely should not be borne by central banks that rely on taxpayer money for bailouts.”
 
Tell it to Washington and the other stooges of Wall Street banks.
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Re: “Italy, Spain, and Portugal are now watching Greece closely and thinking, hey, maybe we can get out of this mess, too.”
 
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic: Right on. That’s what I also said in my yesterday’s editorial (see http://wp.me/3QU1S).
 
Finally, the one thing the author of this article did not talk about is that there may be alternatives to euro for Greece: Russian endorsement for BRICS bank, as I also said several weeks ago in another TiM editorial.
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Bob Altzar Djurdjevic: Furthermore, the Kremlin has just issued a brief statement on the telephone call between Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin:
 
On Greece’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras.
 
Mr Putin and Mr Tsipras discussed the results of the Greek referendum on international creditors’ conditions for providing financial aid to Athens, and discussed several matters concerning further development of bilateral cooperation.
 
Mr Putin expressed his support for the Greek people in overcoming the country’s current difficulties.
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Bob Altzar Djurdjevic:  And, as expected (see http://wp.me/3QU1S), the global bankers are starting to pull in their horns… “The IMF has taken note of yesterday’s referendum held in Greece. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to assist Greece if requested to do so,” said Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in a statement.
 
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GERMANY VS GREECE CIRCA 500 BC

I saw a similar cartoon somewhere recently but could not find it today. So here’s my version of Germany vs Greece circa 500 BC:
Germany vs Greece 500 BC
Something to ponder in Berlin, Brussels and Washington?​

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ECHOES OF “WALL STRET FINANCIAL TERRORISM“-COLUMN FROM 17 YEARS AGO 

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TOMORROW, GREECE VOTES IN REFERENDUM ON E.U./IMF LOANS

Greek Solidarity Rallies in London, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, Rome

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has compared the action of his country’s European creditors to terrorism. The outspoken minister told El Mundo that the country’s lenders were trying to instill fear.

What they’re doing with Greece has a name — terrorism. What Brussels and the ‘troika’ want today is for the yes (vote) to win so they could humiliate the Greeks.

Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism.

The “troika” refers to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission.

Varoufakis also said he was sure of reaching an agreement with Greece’s creditors if the country votes NO.

Because there’s too much at stake, as much for Greece as for Europe, I’m sure. If Greece crashes, a trillion euros – the equivalent of Spain’s GDP – will be lost. It’s too much money and I don’t believe Europe could allow it.

Now, as the Greeks mull over their precarious situation, they might take comfort in the fact that they are not alone.

No, I am not just referring to the Greek-solidarity rallies that are taking place today across Europe – in London, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, Rome. The current situation in Europe reminded me of my March 1998 column “Wall Street’s Financial Terrorism.” It fits the Greek crisis to a tee. Here are some excerpts so you can be the judge:

“Parallels between the British Empire and the New World Order Empire are striking. It’s just that the British crown relied on brute force to achieve its objectives, while the NWO elite mostly use financial terrorism (except for occasional raw power demonstrations, such as in the Gulf War or in Bosnia). The Great Asian Banking Crisis (of 1997) has just accentuated both the similarities and the differences between the two empires.NWO_humaniratian_mission

The British Empire was built by colonizing other countries, seizing their natural resources, and shipping them to England to feed the British industrialists’ factories. In the wake of the “red coats” invasions, local cultures were often trampled and replaced by a “more progressive” British way of life.

The Wall Street-dominated NWO Empire is being built by colonizing other countries with foreign loans or investments.

When the fish is firmly on the hook, the NWO financial terrorists pull the plug, leaving the unsuspecting victim high and dry. And begging to be rescued. In comes the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its bailout recipes – privatization, trade liberalization and other austerity reforms – amount to seizing the target countries’ natural and other resources, and turning them over to the NWO elites – just as surely as the British Empire did by using cruder methods.

“We cannot help but question the IMF’s attitude. The IMF is acting as if it is an economic conqueror,” the governing Grand National Party of Korea declared on December 4, 1997. Korean newspaper headlines also lamented the country’s humiliation over the $57-billion IMF rescue package. “South Korea has virtually lost its economic sovereignty for the next three years,” said the Joongang Ilbo.

In the wake of the IMF invasions, local cultures are also under assault world over, just as in Queen Victoria’s time, being replaced by the “more progressive Western” (read materialistic) way of life.”

READ MORE… http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/chronicles-mar98-wall_street_financial_terrorism.html

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” (Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr 1808-1890)

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Also see…  USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK, JUNE 13, 2015

UPDATE JULY 2, 2015

EUROPE’S HAVE’S AND HAVE NOT’S

 

1.EUROPE’s MILLIONAIRES: THE HAVE’S

 
Across the country, there are approximately 1.43 million households (3.5 percent of all households) with a net private wealth of at least €1 million, ahead of second placed France where there are 1.33 million (4.4 percent of the total number). Out of all Luxembourg’s households, nearly 23 percent have a net wealth of at least €1 million.
 
 

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2. THE HAVE NOT’S

GREECE’S PENSIONERS LINING UP TO COLLECT 120 EUROS – SO THEY CAN SURVIVE TILL THE WEEKEND VOTE – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/01/greece-debt-crisis-pensioners-photos_n_7708392.html

 Pensioners in Greece

A CASE OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE? IRS: 100,000 US TAXPAYERS’ FILES STOLEN, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED

In 2011, the IRS Wasted $3.6 Billion on Fraudulent Refunds, Even Sending Thousands of Refunds to Foreign Countries

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In One Account Alone, the IRS Deposited 590 Tax Refunds!

23,944 Tax Refunds Were Sent to Just One Address in Atlanta, Totaling $46,378,000!

In 2015, Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of more than $4.8 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation’s income, according to Tax Foundation. That’s more than this country of 319 million people spends on food, clothing, and housing – combined! (see TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, Apr 2015).

Bad enough, right, when you consider how our money is being squandered on foreign wars that only benefit certain banks and corporations instead of building up our society. But what if I told you that the government’s collection agency – the IRS – is sending thousands of refunds to fraudulent recipients across the country, and even to foreign countries, such as  Bulgaria, Lithuania, China or Ireland?

In one account alone, the IRS deposited 590 tax refunds. A total of 23,944 tax refunds Were sent to just one address in Atlanta, totaling $46,378,000.

These are just some of the example of gross negligence the IRS exhibited in processing electronic filing of our income tax returns, according to a letter to the IRS commissioner signed by 39 House Representatives in Apr 2014 (Congressmen’s letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen).

United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen appears before a House Oversight and Government Reform Government Operations Subcommittee hearing on "Examining Solutions to Close the $106 Billion Improper Payment Gap" in Washington July 9, 2014.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron
United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen appears before a House Oversight and Government Reform Government Operations Subcommittee hearing on “Examining Solutions to Close the $106 Billion Improper Payment Gap” in Washington July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

So what has the IRS done to plug these leaks in over a year since that letter was sent? It appears not much. Because today, May 26, the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months (see Reuters story).

From February to May 2915, attackers sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times through the agency’s “Get Transcript” online application, which calls up information from previous returns, he told a news conference. About half of those attempts were successful.

The data theft was largely intended to steal taxpayers’ information to submit fraudulent returns next year, Koskinen said.

The agency currently believes that fewer than 15,000 fraudulent returns were processed as a result of the breach, likely resulting in refunds of less than $50 million.

In response to this story, we received a letter from Rita Redmond, a Truth in Media reader in Phoenix, who said she was a victim of such an identity theft.

“In April 2014, I realized my SS# had been stolen and someone filed a Federal Return using my Tax ID#.  How is it that mine (and I was certain others’ tax refunds) could have gone into someone else’s bank account?  What kind of fire-walls does the IRS have in place? I felt they should have tighter IT security applications at the front end, rather than all the clean up at the other side and the loss of dollars.”

Indeed. Here’s what the Truth in Media editor wrote on that topic earlier today:

“Wonders of technology! Not !!!! This what happens when the government FORCES us to file electronically. First they spy on us electronically – and illegally. Then they let our private information slip through their fingers.”

“Perhaps the IRS should be charged with criminal negligence. For those not familiar with legal terms, “criminal negligence is a ‘misfeasance or ‘nonfeasance’, where the fault lies in the failure to foresee and so allow otherwise avoidable dangers to manifest.”

No wonder fraud victims like Ms Redmond are livid:

“I am so angry.  This is shameful.  Someone else received twice the amount of my legitimate return.  I want to know that whoever store my Federal return is arrested and jailed but the IRS “call center” tells me the investigation takes 9 months and I will never know who it was.  This tells me whoever has these millions of dollars has time to cover their trail and get away with it. “

Only if we, the taxpayers, say silent about it. Which is why we are publishing this story. If you think the IRS has been criminally negligent, call or write to your Congressmen and Senators and demand that the culprits be criminally prosecuted and jailed for failing to carry out their fiduciary duties.

And by all means, file your 2016 return on paper and by mail. The IRS has proven beyond a doubt that they are incapable of safeguarding our private information online.

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