Germany is drawing up plans for Greece to default on its ridiculous debts as the country descends deeper and deeper into anarchy. Rumours have been circulating for some time that Germany has been secretly printing Deutschmarks as a prelude to exiting from the Euro. Germany’s economy is strong despite the trouble in the rest of Europe, they have high quality industries, low unemployment and lots of money compared to the rest of Europe. The whole EU project now looks like it was just a Trojan horse to deliver Europe to the 4th German Reich, and now they are ideally placed to take over the rest of Europe by using its proxy banksters.
Greece a once noble state, the cradle of democracy has now effectively been taken over by non-elected Bankers. It was Goldman Sachs that cooked the books for Greece to allow them to qualify for EU membership, by using Credit Default Swaps they leveraged up their lending to levels that they could never ever hope to repay. This was no accident, this was an act of financial terrorism, designed to bring down Greece and rest of Europe with it. The IMF (International Mafia Front) and Germany were also instrumental in this plan.
Exclusive: Greek debt may remain at 160 percent in 2020: IMF/ECB report reut.rs/yfWYgI
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 20, 2012
Now Greece is burning as the people revolt at the draconian austerity measures that have been imposed upon them. Is it fair to punish the people so, when their Politicians have been conned by these Banksters? No, it is not fair, but for the Banksters and the ruling elite, the people are irrelevant – a cash crop to be reaped. Greece is being collectively punished because their leaders were conned & defrauded by criminal bankers.
— Gael(@GaeMar01) February 19, 2012
So where and who next? Portugal, Spain, Italy & Ireland are sure to follow, and then the UK will be dragged down too as the financial contamination of these toxic financial products has spread virally through all our banking systems. Germany is rising once again to dominate Europe but it is not as result of Nazi ideology, but there are striking similarities. It is however a form of National Socialism, but for the corporate elite. The new Corporatism does not have one logo as the Nazis did with their swastika (lifted from the east) it has many logos from the many companies it serves. Its does not have a single Furher, it has many Corporate Dictators, like Murdoch, Rothschild, Soros, Cameron, Kroll, Zabludowicz, The Koch Bros and so on, and vast army of faceless cronies who do not wear one uniform but are all reading from the same ‘Globalist’ script. It was clear to see who the enemy was in Hitler’s time – their uniforms, logos and rituals marked them out from the people whom they oppressed. The new 21st century corporate elite, however, are much much harder to define and neutralise.
Written by Henry Herskovitz
GPS and Google-map geeks may refer to the following coordinates to locate what we believe is the only billboard in the entire Midwest (we could be wrong, please send photos) critical of US funding of Israel.
The rest of us can simply drive westbound from Detroit on Interstate 96 and observe the digital billboard on the south side of the highway at the Greenfield Road exit. There you will see:
This project was initiated last August and through the work of Alison Weir (IfAmericansKnew.org), Dan McGowan (Deir Yassin Remembered), Henry Herskowitz (Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends), and other Michigan residents, finally has come to fruition.
PE: Some may call it a drop in the ocean -I call it the start of a fightback
In 1980, Irish man Tommy McKearney went 53 days on a hunger strike in the H Blocks. Today, in an Israeli jail, a Palestinian man, Khader Adnan, begins his 66th day on hunger strike.
Tommy sends out a message of support for Khader, and for his family. Please support Khader in any way you can, and demand the Israeli Government release Khader who is been held without charge.
For all its notoriety the attack on Dresden was nothing like as severe as those on, for example, Berlin Cologne, Essen and Hamburg. But the German town whose fate moves me most is the old northern town of Duren.
Maria is nearly 65 and born and raised in Duren. She’s a friend of Francis’ so we’re invited to her small apartment. To this day, I’ll never quite know why it should have happened like this but within one hour of our coming Maria has rushed to her bedroom and brought out for us the two blue-bound volumes she has kept so close for over fifty years. They were given to her when she was a little girl by the grandmother with whom she was so close and who was so anxious that her little grand-daughter should be the one German child who understood what had befallen her family, her community and her country. It was from her grandmother and these books that Maria learned what had happened to her city.
By 1900, Düren was among Germany’s richest cities (with 42 millionaires and 93 factories) and had a population of 27,168. Forty-four years later on the 16th of November 1944 the town was attacked by the Royal Air Force – 485 Lancasters and 13 Mosquitoes. The sirens sounded and the residents went down into the cellars. By now, they and all their fellow citizens of all the towns and cities of Germany knew plenty about air-raids, so they just sat there, shuddering at the noise and vibration, praying they wouldn’t sustain a direct hit and waiting to come out and clear up the mess.
But when they came out to clear up the mess, there was no mess to clear up because there was no town. There was just rubble. Duren was no more.
The whole thing had taken about 40 minutes.
Of the 22,000 inhabitants, 3000 were killed in the air-raid – quite low thanks to the excellent provision of shelters and air-raid procedures – and, except for the four souls who for some reason chose to stay with their town, the entire population was evacuated to central Germany.
In 1945, the piles of rubble that were once the city of Duren were located on the main fighting front, and one of the bloodiest battles was fought on Düren’s district area in the Hürtgenwald. On the 25th of February 1945, U.S.troops crossed the River Rur at Düren.
Unlike at Deir Yassin, they kept the name and, Germans being Germans, painstakingly and lovingly they rebuilt their town just as they rebuilt their country.
Israeli Ynet admitted today that an Israeli air force attack on Iran is unrealistic.
The Israeli paper quoted a New York Times article that described such an attack as ‘highly complex operation’. It would require at least 100 planes. Israeli jets would have to refuel in the air en route, fight off Iran’s air defenses and attack multiple underground sites simultaneously.
American military experts seem to agree amongst themselves that Israel doesn’t necessarily has the means to accomplish such an operation.
The first problem Israel faces is how to get to Iran. ”Israel has American-built F-15I and F-16I fighter jets that can carry bombs to the targets, but their range — depending on altitude, speed and payload — falls far short of the minimum 2,000-mile round trip. That does not include an aircraft’s ‘loiter time’ over a target plus the potential of having to fight off attacks from Iranian missiles and planes,” according to the report.
In any case, the report claimed, Israel would have to use airborne refueling planes, called tankers, but Israel is “not thought to have enough.”
Israel would also need to use its electronic warfare planes to penetrate Iran’s air defenses and jam its radar systems to create a corridor for an attack.
The analysts said another major hurdle is Israel’s inventory of bombs capable of penetrating the Natanz nuclear plant, believed to be buried under 30 feet of reinforced concrete, and the Fordo site, which is built into a mountain.
For some reason, the Ynet article failed to list the grave inevitable consequences of any aggression against Iran. Such consequences include destruction of Israeli cities following barrages of Iranian missiles. But we may also bear in mind the possibility of a nuclear conflict that escalates into a global war.
The message to the Israelis is pretty clear. Israel’s military options are running out. There is no way to maintain the Jewish State by the sword. The time is overdue for Israel to drop its expansionist genocidial philosophy. If Israelis really want to live in the region, they must pursue every means towards peace immediately.
Israel should voluntarily open its nuclear facilities to international inspection. Israel must sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and dismantle its own atomic bombs immediately. Israel better grasp what humanity is all about, before it is too late.
We’re all opposed to Israel – either to its existence or just because it behaves so badly – but that’s about as far as it goes.
For those who care only that it behaves so badly: What’s it doing that’s so wrong? Is it worse than so many other atrocities taking place in the world? If so, why?
How can Israel be made to behave better? Is it able to behave better? If not, why not? Is it the circumstances of its birth? Is it its Jewishness? Or both?
And for those who think Israel shouldn’t exist at all:
Is that in any shape or form, or could it exist as a territorial entity but not as a Jewish state? But then what would be the point? But why shouldn’t Jews have their own state – other people do and if Jews think they’re a people (and plenty of them do) why can’t they be a people? Suppose Jews set up their state where it didn’t bother anyone like on the moon or in Antarctica – would that be okay?
And if there’s no Israel and only a Palestine, what kind of Palestine would there be? We can’t go back (Does anyone want to knock down Tel Aviv university and rebuild the Palestinian village?) but how to go forward? Secular? Democratic? Islamic? None of our business?
And if Israel is abolished, what happens to Israeli Jews? Do they stay? Do they go? Do some stay? Do some go? If they stay, under what terms?
Can they continue as a collective and if so, what kind of collective and how might it be defined? And if they can’t stay on as a collective, how can they be stopped from acting as one?
And if they go, how will they go? Peacefully or violently? Would inducements work? But what about those (and they’ll be quite a few) who tell us to shove our inducements?
Do Israeli Jews have rights? A Jewish Israeli child born of Palestine-born grandparents who’s perfectly willing to live in a non-Jewish Israel/Palestine – does he/she have rights? The same rights as a London-born Palestinian, born of grandparents also born in London but whose family lived in Palestine for generations?
Is there a new ethnicity in the Middle-East? Or are they just Crusader-interlopers?
Can we live with any empowered Jewish collective – in Palestine or anywhere else? Or are empowered Jews just unliveable with? And if so, how can Jewish power be confronted? Is discrimination and/or violence the only way? If not, what else might work?
Anyway, enough with the questions. Enjoy the video but, most important, don’t miss the wonderful “Guava Jelly” (straight after “There are More Questions Than Answers” on the clip) – on its own it’s well worth the post.