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11 Quotes That Show How Worried The Financial World Is About Europe Right Now

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The recent elections in France and in Greece have thrown the global financial system into an uproar. Fear and worry are everywhere and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next. All of the financial deals that Greece has made over the past few years may be null and void. Nobody is going to know for sure until a new government is formed, and at this point it looks like that is not going to happen and that there will need to be new elections in June. All of the financial deals that France has made over the past few years may be null and void as well.

New French President Francois Hollande seems determined to take France on a path away from austerity. But can France really afford to keep spending money that it does not have? France has already lost its AAA credit rating and French bond yields have started to move up toward dangerous territory. And Greek politicians are delusional if they think they have any other choice other than austerity. Without European bailout money (which they won't get if they don't honor their current agreements), nobody is going to want to lend Greece a dime.

And all of this talk about "austerity" is kind of silly anyway. It isn't as if either France or Greece was going to have a balanced budget any time soon. Both nations were still running up huge amounts of debt even under the "austerity" budgets.

Bad Guys

Obama Administration Uses Propaganda Attacks to Ensure a Post-Assad Syria

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Major General Robert Mood, for the UN Observer Mission in Syria, is facilitating the plot being created against the Syrian government by claiming that "the escalating violence is now limiting our ability to observe, to verify, to report as well as assist in local dialogue and stability projects. Violence, over the past 10 days, has been intensifying, again willingly by both parties, with losses on both sides and significant risks to our observers.

Mood says that the Syrian population is suffering, "and in some locations, civilians have been trapped by ongoing operations."

The six point peace plan "suggested" by the UN in conjunction with the Arab League is not being implemented, according to Mood . "Initially, there was a lull in violence, brought about willingly by the parties, and UNSMIS (the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria) began to engage with the local population, establishing trust and building bridges between the local authorities and opposition groups."

The Free Syrian Army has been in communication with the UN, spreading propaganda to entice the international community's support for their cause. The FSA told the UN that Syrian government forces were sexually abusing and torturing Syrian men, women and children.

Bizarro Earth

Best of the Web: ‎'Bailing Out Greece is like Feeding an Insatiable Beast'‎

European leaders have no intention of resolving Greece's economic woes and have made it heavily indebted, transforming the country into an "insatiable beast" facing a burgeoning debt crisis, says an analyst.

The comment comes as Greek leaders are striving hard to form a coalition government while some experts say the prospects of the cash-stripped country's future remains uncertain as it may be forced to exit the EU bloc in case of not accepting bailout terms.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Niall Bradley, the editor of the Signs of the Times Scott.net [sic] to discuss the situation.

The video also offers the opinions of two other guests: economist, Shabir Razvi and Press TV correspondent, Constantine Venizelos. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.


Obama, Putin give off chilly body language in the heat of Mexico's coast

It's hard to tell if President Barack Obama got a sense of Russian President Vladimir Putin's soul. In front of reporters, they hardly looked at each other.

In their first meeting since 2009, Obama and Putin shared little eye contact and did not appear to express much personal warmth following a two-hour meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Putin made brief remarks and then looked down at the table as Obama spoke to reporters, aided by a translator.

The gathering had a much different feel compared with President George W. Bush's first meeting with Putin in Slovenia in June 2001. Bush said then that he was "able to get a sense of his soul."

Yet aides said the media shouldn't draw any conclusions from the chilly body language. They said the meeting wouldn't have lasted as long as it did if the two leaders didn't get along.

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Mike McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, said the chemistry between Obama and Putin was "very businesslike" and "cordial." McFaul added that there was nothing extraordinary about the exchange. "That's just the way he looks, that's just the way he acts," McFaul said of Putin.


Flashback The Real Reason the U.S. Invaded Libya

Via Break the Matrix. Thanks Trevor.

Iran came under attack in 1953 when it's elected leader wanted to trade oil in something other than dollars. Saddam Hussein came under our attack at the exact time he wanted to stop trading oil in dollars. And now Gaddafi wants to stop trading oil in dollars and look what happened to him.


UN weighs future of Syria mission after US-Russia call

The UN Security Council was to examine the future of its observer mission in violence-wracked Syria on Tuesday after a joint US-Russian call for an immediate end to the conflict.

© Agence France Presse/Louai BesharaMajor General Robert Mood in Damascus on June 5.
The mission's leader Major General Robert Mood, whose 300 unarmed monitors suspended operations on Saturday because of escalating bloodshed, was to brief the Security Council.

With civilians trapped by regime shelling of rebel bastions such as the central city of Homs, Mood has urged the government and opposition to let "women, children, the elderly and the injured to leave conflict zones."

And UN rights chief Navi Pillay has demanded a halt to government bombardment of populated areas. "Such actions amount to crimes against humanity and possible war crimes," Pillay told the UN Human Rights Council.

US President Barack Obama and Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for an "immediate cessation of all violence."

Comment: Here we are, as NATO's 'Civil War' Machine Rolls Into Syria. The question now becomes, is Syria's Bloody CIA Revolution - A Distraction? To answer that is easy, of course it is! It's the road by means of getting to Iran, finish conquering the Middle East and setting the stage for the West's next victims (Russia/China). It's simply The Logistics of the One World Government.

Read the above links, hear the logic, know the truth.

Better Earth

Europe vows closer union at G20 summit

© JASON REED/ReutersLeaders of the G20 nations gather for a group photo at the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, June 18, 2012.
Under pressure from financial markets and anxious world leaders, Europe agreed on Monday to move towards a more integrated banking system to stem a debt crisis that threatens the survival of the euro.

At a Group of 20 summit of the world's leading industrialized and developing economies in this Mexican resort, Germany and its big euro zone partners took the unusual step of spelling out in detail measures to complete the economic and monetary union they launched to great fanfare 13 years ago.

Among the commitments in a draft G20 communique was a pledge to consider concrete steps towards a "more integrated financial architecture" in Europe that would include common banking supervision and firm guarantees to repay bank depositors.

The United States, the International Monetary Fund and European Commission have been urging EU member states to press ahead with a banking union to break the vicious link between deeply indebted governments bailing out illiquid financial institutions, worsening the sovereign debt problems and deepening the euro-zone crisis.

Comment: Creating more debt for nations or continents does not equal greater freedom, but economic slavery. How did we, in the 21st century come to think of adding debt to debt will solve our problems? It's:
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Of course economic freedom and prosperity are not the intention of the IMF, World Bank etc.., debt slavery is. In the end (the War, Agriculture, Banking..) industry will own all our assets. Of course, they will fail, but at what cost?

Eye 1

Best of the Web: FBI Terror Plot: How the Government Is Destroying the Lives of Innocent People

It wasn't long after he met the man called Shareef that Khalifa Al-Akili began to sense he was being set up. Within days of their seemingly chance meeting, Shareef was offering to drive Akili, a 34-year-old Muslim living in East Liberty, Pennsylvania, to the local mosque for prayers. Shareef told Akili he was "all about fighting" and "had a lot of resources at his disposal." But when Shareef began to probe Akili about his views on jihad and asked him if he could obtain a gun, Akili grew nervous. "I begin to try to avoid him, but would still see him due to the fact that he lived two minutes' walking distance from my apartment," Akili said later. In January of this year, Shareef showed up with a "brother" who called himself Mohammed and was keen to meet Akili. Mohammed told Akili that he was a businessman from Pakistan involved in jihad. "He kept attempting to talk about the fighting going on in Afghanistan, which I clearly felt was an attempt to get me to talk about my views," Akili recalled. "I had a feeling that I had just played out a part in some Hollywood movie where I had just been introduced to the leader of a terrorist sleeper cell."

Out of curiosity, Akili did an Internet search on the cellphone number he'd received from Mohammed. Much to his surprise, he discovered that the man was, in fact, an FBI informant named Shahed Hussain, who had played a pivotal role in at least two major terrorism-related sting operations in recent years. In a lengthy posting on his Facebook page recounting these events, Akili wrote, "I would like to pursue a legal action against the FBI due to their continuous harassment." He also set up a press conference in Washington with Muslim civil liberties groups to publicize his fear that he was being entrapped. But it was too late. In mid-March, Akili was arrested and charged with being in possession of a .22-caliber rifle at a shooting range several years earlier, an act deemed illegal because of a decade-old drug conviction. Though his arrest was on nonterrorism-related charges, at his bond hearing FBI agents and US Attorneys told the judge they'd seen unspecified "jihadist literature" at his apartment and also alleged that he'd told one of the informants of his desire to go to Pakistan and join the Taliban. The judge ordered Akili held without bail.

Bad Guys

A Tidal Wave of Political Liars Lying

Political liars lie because they're forwarding secret agendas and don't want us to catch on. They also lie because they're tailoring their messages to what they think we want to hear. We know that. Everybody knows that.

But if everybody knows that, why do so many people act as if they don't know it? It's a strange phenomenon.

If you had a friend who talked to you every day in a way you knew was disingenuous, if he said things obviously intended to cater to your opinions and beliefs, at some point wouldn't you hold up your hand and say STOP? It would be maddening, wouldn't it? It would be like eating too much molasses.

Sure, we like to have people agree with us, but there is a limit. There is especially a limit when we know they're pretending to agree with us. There is REALLY a limit when we know they're agreeing with us because they want something from us.

Bad Guys

Skype in Ethiopia, Go to Jail

Internet Controls
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According to Reporters Without Borders, the Ethiopian government recently put new restrictions on internet use inside the country by criminalizing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, The Verge reports. Anyone who makes a phone call over the internet using services such as Skype, FaceTime, and Google Talk -- among others -- are subject to hefty fines, and as many as 15 years in prison.

Former BBC Ethiopia correspondent Elizabeth Blunt believes that the new law is meant to protect state run Ethio Teleco, the sole telecommunications provider in the country.

"Internet cafes may be allowing people to make calls for far less than the cost of Ethiopia telecom, the state's telecommunications provider that has the monopoly and charges very high prices -- and doesn't want to have its service undermined," Blunt said.

In addition to criminalizing VoIP use, the Ethiopian government has also begun blocking its citizens from accessing the anonymizing tool Tor, which makes it possible to access banned websites. Reporters Without Borders posted on its site that it has "previously analyzed the same kind of censorship in China, Iran, and Kazakhstan." The group believes that these actions may be a "turning point in the Ethiopian government's control of the Internet," and suspects the techniques being deployed could possibly be used to monitor the online behavior of citizens.

According to a 2010 data report via Google, only a small fraction of Ethiopia's population -- about 0.75% of the 82 million people in the country -- are able to access the internet.