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America becomes a third-world nation in just 4 easy steps

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Becoming a Third World Country
New reports that Taiwanese transnational manufacturing corporation Foxconn may be opening up some plants in the United States indicate that our nation has now entered the terminal fourth stage of "third-worldization" or what may be better referred to simply as "recolonization."

In case you don't know, Foxconn is China's largest private employer and is responsible for making many of those parts that go into your Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

While Steve Jobs may have been a visionary when it came to technological design, he wasn't a fan of labor unions - or American workers in general - so he outsourced most of his corporation's manufacturing to Foxconn, which was notorious for its low-wage labor.

Foxconn workers live in over-crowded dorms that are located on the factory grounds. They work 12-hour shifts, and are routinely exposed to dangerous working conditions. Recently, 137 Foxconn workers fell ill after they were forced to use toxic chemicals to clean iPads. And in the last five years, 17 Foxconn workers have committed suicide on the job. Nets have since been installed around the factory to catch workers jumping out of windows.

So why the heck would Foxconn look beyond their Libertarian paradise of no labor laws to come to the United States and employ a bunch of Americans?

To know the answer to that question, we have to understand the four steps the United States is currently racing through to become a third-world nation.

Propaganda

Gatekeepers attempt to erase pedophilia: BBC and gov't operatives still hoping to stop hemorrhaging of public confidence

Lord McApline

Lord McApline: “I never abused children’.
A disturbing shift has occurred over the weekend in Britain.

A very noticeable pressure has been building against Britain's elite establishment composed of politicians, highly paid media executives and celebrities, over the ugly issue of pedophilia and child abuse - a crime which has, for generations, been allowed to be carried out in secret.

Since Friday's assessment of David Cameron's most embarrassing TV challenge by seemingly harmless personality Philip Schofield, the whole national conversation is now being engineered by Downing Street and top media executives, to rotate away from Jimmy Savile and MP Tom Watson's call for a rooting out of organized pedophilia in government - and over to protecting the allegedly fragile reputations of hereditary elites like Lord McAlpine, who according to major newspaper editors and TV pundits, have suddenly become victims of a 'witch-hunt' for paedophiles.

Following a rather obvious, internally staged damage control event, where the embattled BBC Director General George Entwistle went on BBC Breakfast Show and the Radio Four Live programs to fall on his sword for 'bad journalism' over last week's Newsnight set-up - Entwistle resigns. Now the government are crying witch-hunt. It's an attempt to apply a new spin to the old spin, where the public are now expected to feel sorry for Lord McAlpine and any other 'proper person' like him, for being accused of child abuse, or pedophilia.

This is the latest effort by Downing Street spin doctors and certain media executives and hired writers, to shut down any serious debate on paedophiles in power, and close the doors on any more fruitful external or internal investigations.

Gold Seal

Why did CIA director Petraeus resign? Why was the U.S. ambassador to Libya murdered?

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The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador's Murder ... and the CIA Boss' Sudden Resignation

While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story.

Sure, it is stunning that the State Department never requested backup or that people such as Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer allege that President Obama personally watched in real time the attacks as they occurred via video feeds from drones flying over the Benghazi consulate.

But these claims only can be assessed - and the whole confusing mess only makes sense - if the deeper underlying story is first exposed.

Many Syrian Terrorists Come from Libya

The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya's Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.

According to a 2007 report by West Point's Combating Terrorism Center's center, the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda's main headquarters - and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq - prior to the overthrow of Gaddafi:

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Snakes in Suits

Great Pacifier: Obama's 2008 broken campaign promises


A campaign trail of broken promises

Promise: Barack Obama promised to end the US occupation of Iraq and get US troops out by the time he became president.

What actually happened: Barack Obama left behind 18,000 State Department personnel to run the garrison fortress in Baghdad (officially an 'embassy'), America's largest in the world, along with thousands of armed private contractors who protect US corporate interests in the country. US Special Forces continue to be deployed to Iraq to ensure the puppet regime's full compliance.

Promise: Barack Obama promised to end the decades-long embargo on Cuba when he became president.

What actually happened: Obama Quietly Renews U.S. Embargo on Cuba, September 13th, 2011

Promise: Barack Obama praised the 2008 Supreme Court Boumediene v. Bush decision, which ruled that Gitmo detainees - who had been caged indefinitely without charge or trial - could challenge their detentions in US courts. Further, he promised to close the Guantanamo Bay torture facility altogether when he became president, and to restore habeas corpus.

War Whore

Only 'the nuclear option' can work against Iran, former IDF chief says

But, Dan Halutz tells the Sunday Times, 'I hope Bibi is not mad enough to think about it'

Dan Halutz
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Dan Halutz
Israeli leaders have concluded that conventional air strikes would be insufficient in curbing Iran's nuclear program, leaving only a deployment of either tactical nuclear weapons or ground forces, according to a report in the British Sunday Times.

Western "defense experts" quoted by the report pointed at the Iranian Fordo facility, which is located deep underground near the city of Qom, as a site that was immune to conventional air strikes.

Dominoes

The economic collapse of Greece explained (video animation)


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Petraeus mistress reveals real motive behind Benghazi attack

Paula Broadwell

Paula Broadwell
The fallout from former CIA head David Petraeus' resignation might be more significant than first thought: as all eyes turn to the ex-intelligence chief's mistress, it's apparent that she may have been privy to what really happened in Benghazi.

Two months after the storming of an US consulate in Benghazi, questions remain largely unanswered about both how and why insurgents entered the facility on September 11 and executed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The discussion became a heated issue on the campaign trail leading up to Election Day, and conflicting accounts from the White House, State Department and Congress all led to a mess of confusion that has only further spun out of control following the unexpected stepping down of Petraeus on Friday.


Star of David

Arch paedophile Jimmy Savile was Israel supporter and devout Zionist

Jimmy Saville
It is far from being a big surprise that Jimmy Savile, a 'predatory sex offender', found many friends amongst Zionists and Israeli leaders. Just a year ago, the UK Jewish Chronicle saw him as a dear friend of the Jewish people and their State.

Interestingly enough, JC's Jessica Elgot who wrote the following piece prefers Zionist paedophile Savile over truth tellers such as prof' John Mersheimer or myself*.

Airplane

Iran launches 'biggest ever' air drills

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Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week after Washington accused Iranian warplanes of firing on a U.S. drone.

The maneuvers will take place this week across 850,000 square kilometers (330,000 square miles) of Iran's northeast, east, and southeast regions, Iranian media reported.

Some 8,000 elite and regular army troops will participate, backed by bombers and fighter planes, while missile, artillery and surveillance systems will be tested, various media said.

Played out against a backdrop of high tension between the United States and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program, the 'Velayat-4' maneuvers will involve the biggest air drills the country has ever held, Iran's English-language Press TV reported.

"These drills convey a message of peace and security to regional countries," Shahrokh Shahram, the spokesman for the exercises, told the broadcaster on Monday. "At the same time they send out a strong warning to those threatening Iran."

Last week, the U.S. Pentagon said Iranian planes opened fire on an unarmed U.S. drone over international waters on November 1.

Iran said it had repelled "an enemy's unmanned aircraft" violating its airspace.

Arrow Down

Japan economy shrinks as China dispute takes toll

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A snapshot of Japans recent economic activity up to mid 2012.
Japan's economy contracted in the latest quarter, signaling that like Europe it may already be in recession, further weighing down world growth.

On an annualized basis, the world's No. 3 economy shrank 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, in line with gloomy forecasts after Japan's territorial dispute with China hammered exports that were already weakened by feeble global demand.

The bad news will temper optimism over recoveries in China and the U.S., where some economists are predicting growth will top 3 percent in the third quarter. China's painful slowdown likely bottomed out in the third quarter, with recent indicators such as factory production and auto and retail sales showing improvement.

Japan's outlook remains bleak, with most economists forecasting a further decline in economic activity for the October-December quarter, which would officially put it in a recession according to the common definition of two consecutive quarters of contraction.

Consumer spending fell 0.5 percent in the third quarter, as subsidies for auto purchases expired, and corporate capital spending fell 3.2 percent. Spending on reconstruction from the country's March 2011 disasters has also weakened.