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Iceland Forgives Entire Population of its Debt. Total US Media Blackout.

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McDonald's collapsing as customers seek cleaner, more ethical food

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Peter Schiff: This Is Going To Be A Horrible Christmas

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Europe Secretly Starts Imposing TTIP Despite the Public’s Overwhelming Opposition

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Energy Wars: “Massive” Oil Discovery In "Israel"

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For decades, Israel has been searching for oil in its own lands, with the hope of gaining energy independence. Recent reports from Genie, a US oil-exploration company, suggest oil has been found in Israel. Lots of it.
The oil is actually in the Golan Heights, which was taken by Israel, from Syria, in the 1967 war. The ownership of the area is still contested. (Haaretz: “Genie Confirms Report of Possible Big Golan Oil Find,” Oct 11, 2015)
However, given the current war in Syria and the massive chaos there, Syria would certainly be less likely to challenge Israel’s oil claim with meaningful force. Is the Syrian-war escalation in part an effort to pave the way for Israeli oil?
If the initial celebratory announcements about how much oil is under the ground, in Golan, are correct, Israel could be looking at a long-sought, massive upswing in its domestic energy capability.
That’s not all. Genie, the US company that is doing the drilling-exploration in Golan, has some very interesting characters on its strategic advisory board—men who can exert influence on all sorts of geo-political operations...
Exactly how long ago did the Genie people actually know there was oil under the Golan? Did they delay their announcement, to make it seem as if the Syrian escalation was just an unrelated coincidence?
Depending on the size of the oil find under the Golan, the whole configuration of oil-control in the Middle East could be affected. Who has it, who owns it, who sells it, who buys it, and who sets the price.
Israel’s apparent long-term plan to weaken and disable nations in the Middle East, including Syria, could certainly raise the price of oil from that region, making it cost-effective to bring up all the oil under Golan—however many barrels that turns out to be.

@темы: Activist Post, Israel, Syria, WW III, economy, link


Israel Takes Advantage Of Syrian Civil War To Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlement

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Some Israeli officials hope to force the U.S., and therefore the world community, to accept the illegal settlement expansions in order to mollify their displeasure over the Iran deal.
Israel is taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to expand its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights, just as new oil reserves were discovered in the contested region. Israel took control of the Golan Heights region, 460 square miles near the border with Syria, after the Six Days War in 1967. Israel soon began building settlements in the occupied region, displacing previous occupants, including the native Druze ethnic group. The Heights were officially ANNEXED by Israel in 1981, and the expansion of occupation continues despite international opposition and multiple U.N. resolutions opposed to the growing settlements.
Now, Israel hopes to quintuple the size of its settlements over the next five years by adding an additional 100,000 settlers to the region. The plan was proposed by Naftali Bennett, a senior Israeli minister and member of the right-wing Jewish Home party, and, according to a report from The New York Times last week, Bennett is just one of “many Israeli leaders and thinkers seizing on the chaos in Syria to solidify Israel’s hold on the Golan.”
The proposal comes after months of fortification of the region by Israeli forces, alongside intensive exploration of the region’s energy reserves. Heather Hartlaub, a co-editor at Muftah, an independent news site dedicated to spreading English-language news of the Middle East, noted:
“Just two years ago, Israeli military engineers overhauled the forty-five mile border fence with Syria and replaced it with a steel barricade that includes barbed wire, touch sensors, motion detectors, infrared cameras, and ground radar, putting it on par with the Wall Israel has constructed in the West Bank.”
Major fossil fuel companies with both American and Israeli investors have also been pouring big money into the region. Afek Oil and Gas Company, a division of New Jersey-based Genie Energy, whose investors include some of the world’s richest moguls like Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, and Jacob Rothschild, has a three-year contract to explore the Golan Heights for oil.

The United Nations and much of the global community still consider the land part of Syria, and Israel’s occupation of it to be illegal. The Times noted that Bennett and other, unnamed Israeli officials “say that international — or, at least, American — recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan would be an appropriate salve to Israeli security concerns in the wake of the nuclear deal with Iran.”
With the situation in Syria growing ever more unstable — instability that is actively supported by Israel and its Western allies who hope to control the region — even the local Druze population is beginning to despair of ever regaining their home, according to representatives interviewed by The Times:
“‘These hopes are less and less and maybe became quite to zero,’ said Qasem Sabbagh, a restaurant owner in the Druse capital, Majdal Shams. A longtime activist, Mr. Sabbagh said he had been ‘less active in the past years, because there is no politics here, there is a war only.’”

@темы: link, economy, WW III, Syria, Israel


Jeff Sessions: Obamatrade Can Be Killed

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TPP: What You Need to Know About One of the World’s Biggest Trade Deals

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After more than six years of negotiations, trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries have come to an agreement over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
The deal, representing 40 percent of the global economy, will slash trade barriers and ensure a common set of standards are met among member countries Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the US.
Government and big business officials have praised the deal, however there has also been widespread opposition to the TPP, with trade unions and human rights activists concerned over the impacts it will have on local businesses and workers' rights.
Here are some of the crucial things you need to know about the TPP...

TPP Deal Limits Access to Affordable Medicines
US Senator Sherrod Brown said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal limits access to affordable medicines and will have serious consequences for the US and global health standards.

TPP Represents 'New Low' in Corporate Dominance of US Trade
TPP was negotiated in secret by multinational corporations that have no allegiance to any country, which will provide jobs to nations that lack basic human rights and labor standards such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Mexico.

TPP Deal to Continue Offshoring US Jobs
Communication Workers of America (CWA) Communications Director Candice Johnson said that the TPP deal will still give corporations extra authority in enforcing their business rights.

@темы: Sputnik news, economy, link


World banking explained in less than 2 min

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@темы: US, WW III, economy, video


French Castles Cheaper to Rent Than San Francisco Apartments

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14% of U.S. households struggle to put food on the table

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Something Just Happened In The Silver Market

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China Dumps U.S. Debt Amid Economic Turmoil

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Mass Layoffs To Hit Banking Industry As Consumers Ditch Big Box Banking

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Federal Reserve Policy Is “Driving People Into Homelessness”

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Venezuela Is Adding More Zeroes to Its Currency to Deal With Hyperinflation

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US is bankrupt – so much for a strong dollar

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The Scariest Number For The Oil Industry: $550 Billion

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Majority Of Food Stamp Recipients Are Now Working Age Adults, Not Children Or Seniors

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