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September 25, 2022

The MoA Week In Review - (Not Ukraine) OT 2022-156

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama:

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Other issues:

Ukraine war:

Labour:

Epstein didn't kill himself:

Crazy money:

Us as open (Not Ukraine) thread ...

Posted by b on September 25, 2022 at 12:39 UTC | Permalink

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From the McGregor article: Casualty rates have reached 20,000 killed or wounded a month.

Even that may be an underestimate. Martyanov says over 10,000 KIA in Kherson and 3 times that wounded - and he estimates the numbers KIA are far higher in Kharkov than Kherson.

Posted by: BM | Sep 25 2022 13:12 utc | 1

Britain will have to get in line for an IMF bailout.

IMF bailouts hit record high as global economic outlook worsens ==> https://www.ft.com/content/eddedee3-669d-42cc-9597-33609a8bff99

MSM hasn't yet discovered counter party risk.

Posted by: too scents | Sep 25 2022 13:22 utc | 2

Also, vis-a-vis crazy money, Craig Murray is a bit of a bellwether.

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2022/09/i-am-puzzled/

Posted by: too scents | Sep 25 2022 13:28 utc | 3

I warmly recommend this excellent analysis of propaganda (in the Covid event, but also in general) by Dr Piers Robinson.

https://propagandainfocus.com/deafening-silences-propaganda-through-censorship-smearing-and-coercion/

Posted by: JB | Sep 25 2022 13:50 utc | 4

Whitney Webb has a long you tube interview with a BitCoin fan, loaded, worth the time. She also starts off with more of her personal bio that I didn't know. Much of the interview goes into the history of the U.S. imperial crime mafia which she took back into the 1920s and the merging of the street mafias with Naval intelligence and US political and financial crooks during and after WW2. She names names and their actions. Her new book is 900 pages total, 2 volumes. I ordered it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf978q67pQs&t=5783s

Posted by: migueljose | Sep 25 2022 13:58 utc | 5

Reply to 1

There has been debate about Ukr casualty figures. As with Vietnam, there is always pressure to offer numbers that sound good.
That said, if Ukr losses are continuing as great as they say, then I expect counterattacks to diminish and things to get rather quiet. It may be an argument from silence but Ukr doesn't seem to have much response against the referendums and also winter is coming. The clock is ticking.

Have they finally run out of steam?

Posted by: Eighthman | Sep 25 2022 14:08 utc | 6

The Week in Not-Review, by Moon of Alabama. (B is in august company, his favorite the NYTimes, who could not muster a single line to note that the journalist that reported on Mahsa Amini, the innocent 22 year Iranian woman who was murdered by the OCCUPYING FORCES OF IR has also been arrested, and so has the photojournalist that took the hospital picture.

The news that there is a genuine people's revolt in Iran is NOT NEWS at Moon of Alabama. & It is NOT NEWS in Western Spook press.

Know them by the company they keep.

Posted by: AllThatsFitToBlog | Sep 25 2022 14:22 utc | 7

thanks b... much food for thought from you and other regulars here.. i appreciate it.. i have been a bit preoccupied the past week and haven't been able to read as well..

i am especially intrigued at the idea of britian having to go to the imf... the imf is a front for wall st... sounds like insane finance rules and they are going to try to keep this madness going for as long as possible... i will have to read the articles..

@ too scents | Sep 25 2022 13:28 utc | 3

that is a bit odd.. thanks for your posts..

Posted by: james | Sep 25 2022 14:28 utc | 8

Has anyone come across any articles about how this Iran unrest/regime change effort started, sure people are tired of the religious Police and Hijabs in some areas, but how could it be so perfectly timed? It can’t be like the street unrest/regime change attempts in Kazakhstan over fuel or the one Belarus over democracy, where they just so happened start at this time of war on Russia? Or does everyone just think it’s a long time coming, just a coincidence that it happens right as this time? If it’s a not a coincidence than how does the US do these things on que? Did they stage the killing by police of the woman or have internal forces stage it and than organize protests? Interesting I can’t find a word on this except the MSM which of course is saying this is Iranians that want to overthrow their government, and by that logic the non-hijab requiring new government would be one favored by the West.

Posted by: James C | Sep 25 2022 14:43 utc | 9

Great conclusion from the MacGregor article. (Boy, do I wish someone like him were President of that captured country...)

"As of this date, Kiev continues to oblige Moscow by impaling Ukraine’s last reserves of manpower on Russian defenses. Washington, insists President Biden, will support Ukraine “as long as it takes.” But if Washington continues to drain America’s strategic oil reserve, and ship American war stocks to Ukraine, the ability to protect and provision the United States will compete with supporting Ukraine.

Russia already controls the territory that produces 95 percent of Ukrainian GDP. It has no need to press further west. At this writing, it seems certain that Moscow will finish its work in Donbas, then, turn its attention to the capture of Odessa, a Russian city that saw terrible atrocities committed by Ukrainian forces against Russian citizens in 2014.

Moscow is in no hurry. The Russians are nothing if not methodical and deliberate. Ukrainian forces are bleeding to death in counterattack after counterattack. Why rush? Moscow can be patient. China, Saudi Arabia, and India are buying Russian oil in rubles. Sanctions are hurting America’s European allies, not Russia. The coming winter will likely do more to alter Europe’s political landscape than any action Moscow might undertake. In Zakopane, a town of 27,000 souls in the extreme South of Poland, the snow is already falling."

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 25 2022 14:56 utc | 10

I think I know understand the frightening madness infesting Western nations.

It is a coupling together of envy and superficial 'smartphone induced' thinking.

You can discern the intense envy from the obsession with Putin. Every twitch is a dreaded disease, every extra pound is a steroid induced cancer treatment. Every strategic withdrawal is a crushing defeat. Every sanction is an eventual victory. And so on.

You can see it also in the dismissal of history. All leaders past were racist, homophobic oppressors who have nothing to teach us ( as coming from nobodies with student debts and dim futures)

Take a look at Western leaders by comparison. Boris the clown. Liz the cliche. Zelensky the comedian, Biden the confused dementia victim, Ursula the gynecologist. Trump the....well, himself.

So, let's ditch farmers! Build more windmills ! Sanction everything we don't like ! We are great and wise and will be victorious. We're better !

The reality is that building change is hard work and attention to detail - that Russia and China can manage. And thinking is hard work.

Posted by: Eighthman | Sep 25 2022 15:01 utc | 11

@ James C | Sep 25 2022 14:43 utc | 10

One has to analyze what really happened in all the color revolutions, as well as all the countries which already are under US domination and control without such revolutions. In all cases, there is an aspiring, traitorous comprador class who are ready to collaborate in the exploitation of their own people in exchange for better treatment for themselves. All exploitative -- as opposed to settler -- colonial ventures always looked for such people to help them out; without them, a colonial venture can never succeed or get off the ground, because a mere military occupation of a place will just be a profitless drain on the occupier. The compradors are usually people of the higher class locally, because they are the ones who aspire to rise in the world and hope to get into the ruling class itself.

These aspirations account for a good deal of the support the US system even inside the US itself and certainly are characteristic of wide swathes of people outside of it. Such people are described by Michael Hudson in his works as supporters of the exploitation system. In non-English speaking countries, people fall all over themselves trying to learn English to fit in with the dominant group, they deliberately disparage and trash their own mother tongue, and the historian Arnold Toynbee even observed as early as the 1930s, they believe it is the greatest honor to be mistaken for one of the colonizers. They also adopt the belief that the empire is the greatest blessing and hate oppositionist movements that dispute that belief. When you have a large, well-positioned local class that is so self-brainwashed, you naturally have opposition to any kind of independentism. I had plenty of opportunities to experience such people during my eleven years in Egypt, where I found them very difficult to persuade about the evil intentions of the US elite.

In the case of Iran, unfortunately, the effort to wed the religion of Islam with the modern state is a failure, because religion is about faith, sincerity, truth, honesty, etc., while the state is the ground of compromise, falsehood, lying, insincerity, skullduggery, oppression, exploitation, etc., and never the twain shall meet. See Wael Hallaq's excellent The Impossible State on this point. Thus, the people have become vastly alienated from the religion there because of this attempt, this takeover, by part of the so-called Muslim "clergy," who felt that imperialism had gotten to be such a huge threat (true) that they had to intervene and take power (big mistake). Because this was an unprecedented, invalid move with no basis in Muslim history, it was and remains opposed by the majority of the Shi`i Muslim religious scholars (a like step never occurred in the Sunni countries).

On the other hand, of course we can't accept the reporting of the ever-lying western MSM about the issue, although there clearly is a kind of revolt. In particular, it is not likely that most of the Iranian people would want to give up the independence of their country to the tender mercies of the US, let alone Israel, and probably feel that the inveterate hatred those two countries feel toward them would prevent them from any easy path back into western favor no matter what they did, and they have the example of the failure of the moderate Khatami before them to prove this point. So it would seem it would remain more likely like Venezuela, with the traitorous movement led by Juan Guaido creating a problem but not having the critical mass to overthrow the independentist regime. Nevertheless, one can be sure that the US will bend all efforts to create discord and disorder in Central Asia.

Posted by: Cabe | Sep 25 2022 15:20 utc | 12

Recent PCR:
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2022/09/24/putins-address-to-the-russian-people-september-21-2022/

"In his speech Putin begins the preparation of the Russian people for the hard reality. Putin doesn’t like the hard reality and did his best to avoid it by ignoring provocations and insults until it became impossible because, as Putin says, “the West has crossed every line.”

The West, of course, is Washington. The rest of the Western world reports to Washington as I learned from a US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. “How,” I asked him, “do we get the other countries to do what we want?” “Money,” he replied. “You mean foreign aid?” “No, we give the leaders bagfuls of money. They report to us. We own them.”

This means that there are no independent Western voices in Britain, Germany, France or elsewhere to moderate Washington’s drive for world hegemony. There is no one to say, “do you know what you are doing?” There is no one to warn Washington that the US is pushing Russia too hard. There is no one to warn us against believing our own propaganda. Consequently, Washington has pushed the Russian leadership out of the accommodation mode into the prepare for conflict mode.

This clearly demonstrates how dangerous is the neoconservatives’ unilateralism. There is no one to talk back to Washington but Washington’s chosen enemies, whose words, if reported at all, are always reported out of context following the propaganda line that it is Russia and China, never Washington, who is the threat and cause of conflict." .....

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 25 2022 15:29 utc | 13

Interesting read from Tom Luongo

https://tomluongo.me/2022/09/23/as-democracy-dies-eu-its-sins-are-revealed/

Posted by: Down South | Sep 25 2022 15:32 utc | 14

Crazy Money:

Christian Kopf spins a thread on the Pound Sterling going off the rails, backed with charts of excess.

https://twitter.com/ChristianKopf/status/1573801037797924865

Posted by: too scents | Sep 25 2022 15:53 utc | 15

@ Cabe | Sep 25 2022 15:20 utc | 13

thanks cabe... i always appreciate what you have to say... i am sure the other James C will too...

it is interesting what you say... what about the idea that all leadership of one form or another is subject to change? in the past religion was used to a degree... there has to be some blending of a peoples religion with their politics as i see it... of course we are now in this new normal with gov'ts embracing technology and science which have become the new religion for some time here... how much of that is disconnected from reality and pushing an agenda not in everyone's best interests? i am thinking of the response to covid - based on scientific bullshit, or the desire to have everyone followed via social media and etc.etc. which the greater use of technology is also paving the way for it.... i realize i am talking very big picture while you have addressed the question in a much more concrete manner... anyway - these are some of the thoughts that run thru my mind..

how do we know what is best for the future? of course whatever is being pedaled in the western msm is a clear warning signal of what is most likely 100% bullshit, since as this example over iran... if the usa spent 1 /100th the time focusing on all the shit going on in the usa, that they spend to demonize their enemies - iran, venezuala, russia, china or whoever - the people who read the msm who be a lot more informed and take have a different attitude about sticking their nose in others affairs.... so much of western msm is about foriegn policy objectives of the usa state dept... very little of it is relevant...

Posted by: james | Sep 25 2022 16:03 utc | 16

Correction re: my monicker, in respect to a comment on the "Open (NOT Ukraine) Thread 2022-154, on 23 September:

karlof1@125... i suppose you know bt in case you don't vintage red is larchmonter's moniker on moa.

Posted by: emersonreturn | Sep 23 2022 23:33 utc | 127

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@emersonreturn, karlof1 and all—

I suppose I should be flattered as I've been reading and learning from larchmonter since 2014—total respect to him—but I am very definitely not larchmonter. My comments when I make them cover fairly different territory, and in a different style.

Posted by: Vintage Red | Sep 24 2022 15:03 utc | 155

Posted by: Vintage Red | Sep 25 2022 16:07 utc | 17

Has anyone come across any articles about how this Iran unrest/regime change effort started
Posted by: James C | Sep 25 2022 14:43 utc | 10

There are some worthwhile materials on Presstv. Apparently the lady unexpectedly fell unconscious after being arrested for disregarding legal dress requirements - reeks of Navalny to my mind. It was in hospital that she died, not in the police station, therefore potentially pro-US assets might have gained access to her or her nutritional/medical requisites while in hospital. My guess - i.e. my personal speculation, no more - is that pro-US assets first caused the loss of consciousness using tainted water or food, then killed her while in hospital using pre-positioned assets. That the violence exploded so rapidly seems to preclude a spontaneous trigger, i.e. it must all have been planned long in advance. This also implies the 'patsy' must have been lured into the provocations that led to her arrest by the same group who murdered her.

Novichoked, in other words, effectively.

Posted by: BM | Sep 25 2022 16:08 utc | 18

Why is Whitney Webb not making such jaw dropping allegations public via the web? $34.95 to learn how Epstein was suicided? Not at Mintpress?

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 16:36 utc | 19

Has anyone come across any articles about how this Iran unrest/regime change effort started
Posted by: James C | Sep 25 2022 14:43 utc | 10

51 "projects" costing 5 million dollars financed by the US. The influence of NED (Soros), Rioters stealing arms. The US wanting to... or has now started to.. make Musk's Starlink available for rioters. (ie US is organising directly). There has been a claim some days ago that hackers seized control over all the webcams in Iran. (Lots!)

There is always the MEK as a terrorist oragnization. I believe the Iranians have summoned the UK ambassador in this regard. The Israelis have their own networks, but use MEK as well.
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However, these photos are said to be the opposite side of the coin - manifestations in favour of the actual Governement/ religious authorities. I'm a unsure what exactly they are supporting but it is NOT the rioters.
https://twitter.com/A7_Mirza/status/1574037321623617536/photo/1

Posted by: Stonebird | Sep 25 2022 16:50 utc | 20

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 16:36 utc | 20

Most of what she writes has been known for 20+ years. People writing blogposts (for free) about Epstein goes back a very long time. She is just making buck out of it... and basically implicating Israel being behind most of it. Grifter par excellence.

Posted by: v | Sep 25 2022 16:55 utc | 21

US manipulates Mahsa Amini’s death to incite ‘regime change' in Iran (Press TV, Marwa Osman, September 25, 2022)


Amini, who hailed from the city of Saqqez in Iran’s western Kurdistan province, was in Tehran to meet her relatives when she was detained and taken to the headquarters of the moral security police over violation of the Islamic dress code.

As CCTV footage released by the police later showed Mahsa fainted inside the police office, without any physical contact, after which she was transferred to a Tehran hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her tragic death drew grief and shock across the country. On social media, Persian tweets with the hashtag "#MahsaAmini" became a global trend. Massive demonstrations were held in Tehran and other major Iranian cities in protest against her mysterious death.

Top Iranian authorities, including President Ebrahim Raeisi, stepped in immediately and ordered thorough probes into the incident and assured protesters that the truth shall prevail.

However, that didn’t allay the concerns of some so-called “protesters,” who upped the ante. Soon, as we saw, protests turned into deadly riots, with unruly mobs going on the rampage in different cities.

They attacked public properties, torched ambulances, vandalized banks and mosques, set ablaze the flag of the Islamic Republic, and fatally stabbed some policemen patrolling the streets.

By the time this piece was filed, the death toll from the countrywide riots had jumped to 41. Western regimes and the corporate mainstream Western media continue to cheer for the hoodlums.

Posted by: S | Sep 25 2022 17:05 utc | 22

@18, vintage red, i posted an apology to you on the other thread. i am very sorry for the confusion. larchmonter445, posted his various other handles & i misremembered red ryder for vintage red. my sincere apologies to both you & karlof1. inexcusably vintage red seemed to fit larch as he lives in california, possibly wine country & like the russian flag has a deep red foundation. also, karlof1, often posts incredibly fine observations & pertinent links on reminiscences which often seem overlooked & was foolishly pleased to read your post in support of karlof1 & all he does for those of us attempting to find our way through these foggy poisoned gas times.

@13, cabe. your post was especially informative. apparently rand had published a paper on iran in 2009 (ty armarynth @ your new site global south) which laid out the agenda: including regime change, sanctions & false treaties, such as the iranian nuke program. iran's hatred for israel is many fold, going back to britain, believing that persian oil was in fact theirs, then setting up israel & israel happily continuing the belief b/c it would serve israel to have hold & own all of iran, its wonderful array of riches & oil as well as location. the fact that they (the axis of evil) owned iran during the shah is very like what happened to russia under yeltsin. & again the axis of evil is suffering extreme loss & grief @ what it has lost & what somehow slipped through its fingers & wishes above all things to regain iran, china, & russia. it is they believe crucial to their continued dominance. certainly religion is something the axis of evil works to destroy (in all bt israel) by dividing & tearing out of the soul of a culture, believing that a culture that has lost its connection to the divine thereby has lost much of its cohesive whole as culture, russia is a case in point, america & the eu are now sinking in the hollowness of a woke rainbow. iraq is the tragic remains of the program. nasrallah stands as a force against this. thank you again, cabe, for your wise reflections, they are very much appreciated.

Posted by: emersonreturn | Sep 25 2022 17:08 utc | 23

Mahsa Amini losing consciousness at the moral police station: video.

Posted by: S | Sep 25 2022 17:13 utc | 24

I saved a comment from yesterday to put here - there's an interesting interview of Michael Hudson by Ralph Nader and co on the latter's radio show - not a long piece but the back and forth between them very interesting I think. I copied one passage by Prof. Hudson on central banks - there are more at Yves's nakedcapitalism.com site as well:

Hudson:-"...The role of central banks is to prevent the government from spending money on social programs and to support the commercial banks in lending money to inflate the asset markets. . . and the Federal Reserve has even been buying junk bonds so that owners of junk bonds will not lose. And that began in 2008..."

When I looked, there were not a lot of comments to this piece, perhaps because of Nader's onesided take on Republican wrongsidedness, which rather surprised me. What comments there were did pick up on that, however.

Posted by: juliania | Sep 25 2022 17:28 utc | 25

@emersonreturn | Sep 25 2022 17:08 utc | 24

And apologies on my part, I only just now saw your comment @159 on the old thread. No worries, I've certainly committed my share of memory- and interpretation-missteps—and thank you for your kind words on my posts! Wonders of digital messages crossing alongside wonders (?) of human memory...

Plus, now I know not only that larchmonter also posts as red ryder (whom I've also appreciated before, now I know why), but on top of that on the global scale we're practically neighbors as I live in the Bay Area.

Posted by: Vintage Red | Sep 25 2022 17:29 utc | 26

Here is a disconnected link for my post at 26 above:

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2022/09/
michael-hudson-discusses-debt-financial-surveillance-
the-fed-and-more-with-ralph-nader.html

Posted by: juliania | Sep 25 2022 17:34 utc | 27

Cont’d from #25

In the video, Mahsa can be seen wearing a head scarf and a loose long coat, as required by Iranian laws, so I’m not quite sure what triggered her detention. Were the pants too tight-fitting? Can someone from Iran explain this, please?

Were this a deliberate set-up by the West, wouldn’t she be wearing something that would guarantee her detention, like Daisy Dukes with a crop top?

Posted by: S | Sep 25 2022 17:37 utc | 28

Why is Whitney Webb not making such jaw dropping allegations public via the web? $34.95 to learn how Epstein was suicided? Not at Mintpress?

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 16:36 utc | 20

You spelled "extracted" wrong.

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 25 2022 17:40 utc | 29

Crazy money:

More Pound Sterling doom thread ... this time from former BoE governor Adam Posen.

BOE MPC will have to briefly give Nr. 11 time to reverse folly. I presume HMT will make some kind of useless attempt to intervene in fx markets ahead of Monday Asia open. But I would expect - and encourage - the Governor/MPC to say publicly by mid-week that if GBP down, rates up.

https://twitter.com/AdamPosen/status/1573319333241294848

Posted by: too scents | Sep 25 2022 17:57 utc | 30

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 16:36 utc | 20
Whitney Web has been consistently doing that for a long time, on the web. Maybe you just found out about her.
Try this, just as one example: https://unlimitedhangout.com/author/whitney-webb/

Posted by: JB | Sep 25 2022 18:36 utc | 31

re: Iran protests:

a lot of simplistic moralizing from westerners in twitter-verse.

As a thought experiment, one could substitute Breona Taylor as the young woman killed by State security services, and note the corresponding BLM protests were violently repressed as well. However, deadly violence was not in turn directed at U.S. police, which is where the analogy gets complicated.

Posted by: jayc | Sep 25 2022 18:39 utc | 32

The venerable old Pound Sterling should be renamed the Sadiq Kwarteng. It's a fitting end to QEII's reign. A Big Eared man with no charisma on one side, Mary Seacole on the other effectively signed by a Ghanan Etonian propped up by a megacity run by a Pakistani.

Posted by: Wokechoke | Sep 25 2022 18:40 utc | 33

Posted by: juliania | Sep 25 2022 17:34 utc | 28

The link you posted seems to have been rendered nonfunctional by line breaks. Here's my attempt at repair.

Posted by: David Levin | Sep 25 2022 18:55 utc | 34

migueljose | Sep 25 2022 13:58 utc | 5 and all

yhW AIC? Because in view of OSS* controllers, for certain purposes the use of Mafia worked so well it became an invitation to create an analog that would, in addition, have total legal impunity.

OSS* = Office of Strategic Services, a WW2 construction

HSTruman, a demonstrated brave ]WW1 actions] and forthright person with naive exposure to worldly matters, was an easy conduit to push the new AIC into creation. [HST became the standard for insertion of "our man" into presidency via the office of Vice-president.]

The charter includes the phrase {as close as I recall from Fletcher Prouty's 1st-hand exposure] "..and other assignments from time to time as directed by the President."...a gigantic loophole authorizing ANYTHING.

The subtlety is awesome, as ANYTHING can be later claimed as direction from some dead President, in writing or not..who is to know?

Alan and John Dulles had genius qualities, albeit both mentally defective**...but nobody's perfect.

** It's a bankster thing...quite related to the combination of great wealth and power that cannot be voluntarily forsaken.

Posted by: chu teh | Sep 25 2022 19:00 utc | 35

Here is the more direct link to the Nader/Hudson interview

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/the-federal-reserve-and-debt/

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 25 2022 19:06 utc | 36

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 25 2022 17:40 utc | 30

LOL, that's a new one on me. Do you have any recommended sources on that? Honest question.

Posted by: v | Sep 25 2022 16:55 utc | 22

Could you make any suggestions as to what I should read? I haven't really followed the Epstein saga except occasionally here at MoA in comments.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 19:24 utc | 38

Posted by: JB | Sep 25 2022 18:36 utc | 32

I knew about her coverage of Israel Palestine. Had no idea she was writing so much about Epstein. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 19:25 utc | 39

S | Sep 25 2022 17:37 utc | 29
she's on her way to a hearing?

i don't snort coke right before meeting with my parole officer, do you?

in any case, fuck Westerners' opinions on "Muslim attire" or what happens inside the Iranian legal system. we cannot know the truth and we (the USG) are really just looking for more customers for our own prison system.

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 25 2022 20:39 utc | 40

thanks for the links S...they were quite helpful... cheers..

Posted by: james | Sep 25 2022 21:00 utc | 41

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2022-09-24/pfizer-ceo-tests-positive-for-covid

Pfizer(PFE) CEO - who also is a DVM_Veteranarian and a PhD_Veteranary-BioChemistry - Catches/PopsPositive for COVID19 Again - Twice within 60 Days in spite of 4×Vaxx+Boosters and Paxlovid.

Sensitive Sayanim at Unz nixed my earlier submission highlighting just his Veteranary Quals that can probably be used as a "Legal/Ethical Hippocratic Loophole"(and yes, I later found out he also happens to be - Jewish😜).

He qualifies for the Veteranary Subsidiaries of Pharma; but in my book, we need someone who is/was a Licenced+BoardCertified MD and a PhD_BioChemistry - for HUMANS; and an Hippocratic Oath Taker.

Wrong Species. How about some "Horse De-Wormer" for that COVID? Thanks, Sayanim - you're making more of us objective+rational types disdain you...

Posted by: IronForge | Sep 25 2022 21:20 utc | 42

S @ 25

For a hash tag to take off after her death there must be some underlying grievances to support people turning out and protesting. Even with Western manipulation the underlying grievances with the system have to be there.

I have been told by Iranians here that the religious police are very corrupt. If you slid a 20 over to them the complaint goes away.

Also, she may have adjusted her clothing on the way in to satisfy authorities by the time she got to the station. Iran has a youthful population and many scorn the religious police, dress codes, music codes, video codes ect. ect.

Iran will blame the West as a reason for public consumption if they are guilt or not guilty. It deflects blame off their their system.

They are still the last one in line for demolition post 911. I think the boys are too busy elsewhere right now.

Posted by: circumspect | Sep 25 2022 21:29 utc | 43

@rjb1.5 #41

You have completely misunderstood my comment. I suggest you re-read it.

Posted by: S | Sep 25 2022 21:40 utc | 44

Juliana @ 37

Thanks for MHudson/Nader link.

Let's play Strangulation.

re: " Basically, if money should be a public utility, just like the dollar bills in your pocket, probably the credit cards and the electronic payments should be a public utility. But instead, it’s privatized. It’s turned into a monopoly, and it’s a source of monopoly rents for the banks that really is unnecessary." ...


Well, there it is again...the game Monopoly was always a vivid demonstration of the real-time, real-life explanation of the global money-system ...and the secret behind the paid propaganda to create hate upon its natural enemies who try to practice Societyism, AKA peopleism AKA socialism.

What if the parlor-game Monopoly was renamed "The Strangle', or even better, Strangulation? Might that communicate better?

What I still cannot explain is how the millions of players of the entertainment-game Monopoly fail to make the connection to the human poison known as "unlimited accumulation of wealth and power", AKA The Strangle or just plain Strangulation as in... "Let's play Strangulation".

Posted by: chu teh | Sep 25 2022 21:45 utc | 45

Fauci announced his resignation three days ago. Leaving post in December. Big news!
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/statement-anthony-s-fauci-md

See also: https://brightlightnews.com/breaking-fauci-announces-resignation/

Posted by: JB | Sep 25 2022 22:05 utc | 46

Any news on Italian elections?

Posted by: crone | Sep 25 2022 22:05 utc | 47

re my chu teh | Sep 25 2022 19:00 utc | 36 ... ."" On how and why OSS morphed to CIA wherein the CIA charter states " ...and other assignments from time to time as directed by the President."...a gigantic loophole authorizing ANYTHING. ""

Now reading MHudson's interview* with Ralph Nader. MHudson says ""...when the Federal Reserve was given the right to engage in monetary support, it listed all the purposes for what the Federal Reserve could do. And then it added three words “and other purposes.” So when you say the Fed can do, we’re going to list all the things they can do, and then say, “and other purposes,” that means it can do whatever it wants without limit."".

Some resonance there.

* link https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2022/09/michael-hudson-discusses-debt-financial-surveillance-the-fed-and-more-with-ralph-nader.html

Posted by: chu teh | Sep 25 2022 22:21 utc | 48

@ chu teh | Sep 25 2022 22:21 utc | 49

thanks... i picked up on that as well.. you may as well hand over the authority for the federal reserve, and cia to do whatever they'd like... it is so obvious...

thanks to juliania and others for drawing my attention to the michael hudson interview...

Posted by: james | Sep 25 2022 22:25 utc | 49

@crone #48, I believe the fascist lady has it in the bag

Posted by: Yenwoda | Sep 25 2022 22:27 utc | 50

@circumspect #44:

Also, she may have adjusted her clothing on the way in to satisfy authorities by the time she got to the station.

Perhaps. We can see her adjusting the scarf upon entering the station. My understanding is that it must cover at least half of the head and fully cover the ears. Maybe it slipped, and she was directed to the station, where she suffered a stroke.

For those interested in how Tehran women dress, here’s a walk through an old district of Tehran filmed 2.5 months ago: YouTube video (at 10:09 there’s a young woman who is breaking multiple dress restrictions, yet no one seems to mind).

Posted by: S | Sep 25 2022 22:30 utc | 51

#43

Minor Update - Looks like the Unz Sayanim Reset+Reposted my Original Newslink to ArmstrongEcon's take - concluding on the (absence of) the Hippocratic Oath.

IANAL; but it's due time to look into considering getting Pharma/Healthcare/HealthIns Types into committing themselves into a Hippocratic Oath+Licencing - where Ethics-Related-Criminal Violations would block Bad Actors Permanently from such sectors...

Posted by: IronForge | Sep 25 2022 22:35 utc | 52

james | Sep 25 2022 22:25 utc | 50

re KHudson + RNader i'view...

I have written before on "Why words do not communicate".

Eureka! Here is RNader raising that very subject with MHudson:

link, again https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2022/09/michael-hudson-discusses-debt-financial-surveillance-the-fed-and-more-with-ralph-nader.html

Read down to about 7th Nader/Hudson exchange where appears:
Ralph Nader: What isn’t understandable is what they mean by that...

and Hudson's reply:
Michael Hudson: Well, I think you’ve caught me. I’m a hopeless academic...

Read the whole exchange part on how words fail!. I will give it here [if b allows]. It is crucial for all to know:

Begin quote
..."Ralph Nader: What isn’t understandable is what they mean by that, namely 1) lower taxes for the rich and the multinational corporations, not so much for the rest of us. 2) deregulating corporate crime, fraud, and abuse. 3) it’s not a free market; there’s no such thing as a free market in this country other than maybe a tween-run lemonade stand, because free markets can’t exist with monopolies, with small business franchise one-way agreements with corporate crime, with

corporate welfare subsidies, with deceptive and lying advertisements. Those destroy free markets and many more that I’ve put out in a paper called “Rebutting Free Market Fundamentalism”.

Strengthening the military budget? We know what that’s all about. That’s the military industrial complex and the constant weapons sales on empire abroad that you’ve written about. Conservative judges? Not really. They’re corporate judges. That’s the main criteria, that they support corporate power over human individual rights as consumers, labor, environmental, health, etcetera. Now, I’ve read interviews of you, Michael Hudson. Let me tell you, I’m a patient reader. You believe in massive sequential reasoning lathered by facts. And the more sequential, the more you lose the audience and they can’t follow you. So I’m going to put a question to you that probably no one has put to you. Drop the use of the word neoliberalism, which progressives always use, including Chris Hedges. And I say, Chris, do you know anybody around the country who works with their hands or their computers, who know what neoliberalism means? In one of your interviews, you gave numerous definitions, which were hard to remember. What you really mean by neoliberalism is corporate domination of our political economy from A to Z. I know you can spell it out. How are you going to overcome the communication problem? Progressive economists don’t use simple statements as what they’re for. They don’t say, “We’re for taxing the rich and the corporations.” They say, “We’re for fair taxation.” They use the word providers for the drug companies and health insurance companies, as if they’re philanthropic organizations instead of sellers, not to mention gougers. They use the words white-collar crime instead of corporate crime. How do you overcome this? This is a tough question for you to ask. If you were to counteract the Republican agenda that I just mentioned and compress it the way they do and make it understandable and motivational for the workers, how would you do it?

Michael Hudson: Well, I think you’ve caught me. I’m a hopeless academic. And the fact that I talk largely to other academics or to people who are working in the field. So you’re right, it’s corporate. I’m not sure why you call this Republican. It’s bipartisan. It’s the Democrats. What you’ve described as the Republican program is everything President Biden believes in. If the Democratic…

Ralph Nader: But the Republicans hijack better than the Democrats. They hijacked free trade, went against corporate—they’ve hijacked patriotism. They’ve hijacked the Bible. They hijacked the flag. They hijack everything. And so they blur that distinction.

Michael Hudson: Well, blurring is part of why I use a jargon word. And jargon is used because it is technical. There’s one reason that I hesitate to use the word corporate, because there are two kinds of corporations, because there are two kinds of economies. If you say corporate, most people at least think of corporations that manufacture things. They may be monopolies, but they still manufacture. But the neoliberalism means the financial corporations. And I want to focus really on the fact that, where the financial line, which America has been following since the 1980s, the Reagan and Thatcher line, has been not an industrial corporate line. We deindustrialized. It is corporate, but it’s corporate financial that is shrinking the economy. At least the idea of industrial corporations was when they make a profit, they reinvest it in making even more companies and selling even more, and at least you get an expanding economy. I’m trying to explain why the American economy is shrinking and not expanding.

Ralph Nader: Because it’s making money from money from money? Is that what you call financialization? It doesn’t produce anything real?

Michael Hudson: Well, not only making money from money, it’s making money by loading the economy down with debt. All money is a form of debt on the other side of the balance sheet. And I know you’re going to say, once I say balance sheets, people’s eyes glaze over, because thinking in terms of balance sheets, one person’s saving is another person’s debt. And that means one person’s debt is another person’s saving. I’m trying to deal with how can the American economy cope with the fact that there’s so much money from debt, as you began this show by mentioning, the only way you can write down the debt is to write down somebody else’s savings, and those savings are the savings of the 10%. Maybe we can figure out a new vocabulary to use for this, because you’re right, the vocabulary shapes how people think about problems, and I haven’t invented new terms, but maybe we can figure out something to distinguish the really predatory financial sector from the equally predatory corporate sector, but they’re predatory in different ways.

Ralph Nader: There’s another wrinkle, too, Michael, to engaging in massive sequential thinking. You don’t get on the mass media because you’re talking in paragraphs. You’re talking long tracks of argument and analysis. So you never get on TV or radio. You’ve got to learn how to talk in short pitches. Now, I’ll give you an example. $7 trillion has been, in effect, blown away from any productive use in stock buybacks in the last 10 years. Stock buybacks used to be considered by the Securities Exchange Commission, as you know, as stock manipulation and prohibited, except on certain circumstances. But Reagan opened the floodgates in 1982. Now stock buybacks mean that all the surplus profits from consumer buying of these corporations, like Apple, Intel, and General Electric and so on, the management doesn’t have any productive use for it. They want to enrich themselves by buying back their stock, increasing the metrics for their executive compensation, and laughing all the way to the bank. They’re not putting this money into productive enterprise. They’re not putting it into bolstering the pension plans of their workers or increasing wages. They’re not putting in research and development. Apple is not putting in recycling this horrific contaminating waste from its discarded computers and iPhones. I don’t think Marx would ever have anticipated that the pile of cash would be so massive that the capitalists wouldn’t know what to do with it other than to buy back their stock. What is your take on this unbelievable stock buyback? I mean, in one year recently, Apple bought back $90 billion of their stock, which was more than the combined budgets of the Department of Labor, the FDA, the Auto Safety Agency, on and on, $90 billion with a B, just one company. That, by the way, would have more than paid for all the tuition of college students that year at public universities, and they would have had a lot leftover. And that decision was not made by the shareholders of Apple. That decision was made by Tim Cook, who is now paying himself with a rubber stamp board of directors $833 a minute. A minute, Michael, $833 a minute on a 40-hour week. What’s your analysis of stock buybacks, which are bleeding the economy? That’s the consumers’ dollar there." ...
End quote

Posted by: chu teh | Sep 25 2022 23:09 utc | 53

chu teh @54--

Thanks very much for posting that exchange! What a conversation between two peers agreeing that language alone isn't enough. Looking at the transcript, it's a dense discussion that will mostly be review for close followers of Hudson.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 26 2022 0:09 utc | 54

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 25 2022 17:40 utc | 30

LOL, that's a new one on me. Do you have any recommended sources on that? Honest question.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Sep 25 2022 19:24 utc | 39

Suicided vs Extracted is the only debate worth having, given that killing himself in the manner suggested was next to impossible.

The hard evidence for fake or extraction is admittedly circumstantial, but overwhelmingly so. To start, there is zero hard evidence that Epstein was ever inside the MCC, only the say so of "officials". We have leaked camera footage of el Chapo and other high profile inmates but none of Epstein. Tabloids would have paid a lot for those.

His will was revised just before "death" and his estate was about half of what was previously estimated. This suggests that he was allowed to keep the other half in retirement.

The NY Post photographer, William Farrington, who is credited the faked ambulance and hospital shots was not a Post regular and must have been there just for this "special" assignment.

Reddit investigators say lots of things:
"The photographer who took the Epstein suicide photos: William Farrington is actually CIA photographer Roger Farrington."
The thread and linked threads is worth a scan:
https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/db6s2o/the_photographer_who_took_the_epstein_suicide/

From Canadian MSM:

Perhaps the wildest of conspiracies suggest that Epstein isn’t dead at all.

An image published by the New York Post tabloid, reportedly showing paramedics working on Epstein’s body as he was brought to hospital, circulated widely on social media.

While some users questioned why paramedics are pictured administering oxygen to the patient purported to be Epstein, others questioned whether the body looked like that of Epstein.

Other claims have suggested that Epstein was somehow “switched out” of his jail cell to flee the country; however, these claims have not been substantiated.

That Epstein was "intelligence" is beyond dispute, that he was collecting "kompromat" on high profile persons is also beyond dispute. Given his and Ghislane's background it was likely Israeli Intel (Black Cube, Shin Bet).

Little St James was cleaned out before the FBI searched it.

Then the chain of "friends" all the way up to William Barr, the Clintons and Trump.

Anyway, if true, he has no doubt had surgery and is living the good life somewhere.

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Sep 26 2022 0:12 utc | 55

"We deindustrialized."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_the_United_States

The United States was the second-largest energy consumer in 2010 after China.[3] The country is ranked seventh in energy consumption per capita after Canada and several small nations.[4][5] As of 2006, the country's energy consumption had increased more rapidly than domestic energy production over the last 50 years in the nation (when they were roughly equal). This difference was largely met through imports.[6] Not included is the significant amount of energy used overseas in the production of retail and industrial goods consumed in the United States.

According to the Energy Information Administration's statistics, the annual per-capita energy consumption in the U.S. has been somewhat consistent from the 1970s to the present time. The average was about 334 million British thermal units [BTU] (352 GJ) per person from 1980 to 2010. One explanation suggested that the energy required to increase the nation's consumption of manufactured equipment, cars, and other goods has been shifted to other countries producing and transporting those goods to the U.S. with a corresponding shift of green house gases and pollution. Meanwhile any gains made by increasing energy efficiency were at least partially consumed by the rebound effect. In comparison, the world average increased from 63.7 to 75 million BTU (67.2 to 79.1 GJ) per person per year between 1980 and 2008. An energy consumption of 352 GJ per year averages to a power of 11.16 Kilowatts, but due to capacity factors below 100% and the effect of peak load, installed nameplate capacity per capita needs to be higher than that. The equivalent watt figures for 67.2 GJ p.a. and 79.1 GJ p.a. are 2,131 watts and 2,508 watts respectively. As such, humanity as a whole wasn't a 2000 watt society in 1980 and is moving further away from that mark every year.
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garbage production moved and increased. nobody deindustrialized.

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 26 2022 1:19 utc | 56

Ex-military officers allowed import of tax-free bulletproof vehicles : https://www.dawn.com/news/1711657/ex-military-officers-allowed-import-of-tax-free-bulletproof-vehicles

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 26 2022 1:20 utc | 57

Novichoked, in other words, effectively.

Posted by: BM | Sep 25 2022 16:08 utc | 19

Not necessarily. She received a severe blow to the head when she was being arrested.
That doesn't need to have an effect immediately, and can still be deadly.

Posted by: Martina | Sep 26 2022 1:49 utc | 58

one of the tricks to selling something horrible to the debeaked gulls of the Western public is alliteration, as in:

Novichok
Navalny
Nordstream.

and words like "100% fatal%" repeated like a mantram. really pull all out the stops on the rhetorical organ grinder here.

nuclear weapons program-related activities? "Russian agents today assisted the government of Iran, poisoning human rights activist Nooran Ngar Nabush, with an agent equally as fatal as the Novichok they used to kill Navalny, USDoS officials reported today. Advocates in the West have insisted the US not loosen sanctions on Iran's notorious nuclear weapons development programs but instead are responding w/their own #Bombtheburqa campaign for social justice through media representation.

This just in: Rihanna will appear at the Superbowl half time show. God help us all if there is not one if we let Iran get the bomb and don't save its women."

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 26 2022 1:51 utc | 59

The Jerusalem Post: Zelensky is the most influential Jew of the Year 2022.

“Our brightest star!”

https://odessa-journal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/zelensky-683×1024.jpg

I can't help recalling a passage from one of my favorite bedtime story books:



PROTOCOL No. 24

1. I pass now to the method of confirming the dynastic roots of King David to the last strata of the earth.

2. This confirmation will first and foremost be included in that which to this day has rested the force of conservatism by our learned elders of the conduct of the affairs of the world, in the directing of the education of thought of all humanity.

3. Certain members of the seed of David will prepare the kings and their heirs, selecting not by right of heritage but by eminent capacities, inducting them into the most secret mysteries of the political, into schemes of government, but providing always that none may come to knowledge of the secrets. The object of this mode of action is that all may know that government cannot be entrusted to those who have not been inducted into the secret places of its art ....

4. To these persons only will be taught the practical application of the aforenamed plans by comparison of the experiences of many centuries, all the observations on the politico-economic moves and social sciences - in a word, all the spirit of laws which have been unshakably established by nature herself for the regulation of the relations of humanity.

5. Direct heirs will often be set aside from ascending the throne if in their time of training they exhibit frivolity, softness and other qualities that are the ruin of authority, which render them incapable of governing and in themselves dangerous for kingly office.

6. Only those who are unconditionally capable for firm, even if it be to cruelty, direct rule will receive the reins of rule from our learned elders.

7. In case of falling sick with weakness of will or other form of incapacity. kings must by law hand over the reins of rule to new and capable hands.

8. The king's plan of action for the current moment, and all the more so for the future, will be unknown, even to those who are called his closest counselors.

KING OF THE JEWS

9. Only the king and the three who stood sponsor for him will know what is coming.

10. In the person of the king who with unbending will is master of himself and of humanity all will discern as it were fate with its mysterious ways. None will know what the king wishes to attain by his dispositions, and therefore none will dare to stand across an unknown path.

11. It is understood that the brain reservoir of the king must correspond in capacity to the plan of government it has to contain. It is for this reason that he will ascend the throne not otherwise than after examination of his mind by the aforesaid learned elders.

12. That the people may know and love their king, it is indispensable for him to converse in the market-places with his people. This ensures the necessary clinching of the two forces which are now divided one from another by us by the terror.

13. This terror was indispensable for us till the time comes for both these forces separately to fall under our influence.

14. The king of the Jews must not be at the mercy of his passions, and especially of sensuality: on no side of his character must he give brute instincts power over his mind. Sensuality worse than all else disorganizes the capacities of the mind and clearness of views, distracting the thoughts to the worst and most brutal side of human activity.

15. The prop of humanity in the person of the supreme lord of all the world of the holy seed of David must sacrifice to his people all personal inclinations.

16. Our supreme lord must be of an exemplary irreproachability.

Signed by the representative of
Zion, of the 33rd Degree

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Sep 26 2022 1:53 utc | 60

the pretense of concern for women that Americans display is really something to behold. Commie countries achieved a level of social equality never approached at all by the US, but that is of no concern to those supposedly so upset about all those Mao killed and Stalin imprisoned, as taught them by a nation of buffalo killers. I mean, isn't it all curious that we Americans know more about how many Chinese Mao killed than Imperial Japan killed? or the British for that matter? is that significant?

hasn't Iran managed to elect the exact same number of women to top dog in office as the US has?

from wiki on 'women in iran', one of many juicy facts:
According to UNESCO data from 2012, Iran has more female students in engineering fields than any other country in the world.

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 26 2022 2:05 utc | 61

Any news on Italian elections?

Posted by: crone | Sep 25 2022 22:05 utc | 48

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/polls-open-italy-right-wing-alliance-seen-winning-2022-09-25/

Much lower turnout than in the previous elections. I think that part of the center-left electorate shifted to "I do not trust the parties I considered before", and part to center-right. Increasingly expensive mandates from Brussels yield strong backlash in countries that cannot afford them.

One has to stress that "Brussels" is an engineered consensus of "responsible political parties" that converted EU to a NATO appendage, against the roots as an organization that cares about the economy and trade rather than clobbering it.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 26 2022 2:33 utc | 62

14. The king of the Jews must not be at the mercy of his passions, and especially of sensuality

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Sep 26 2022 1:53 utc | 61

I do not know the source that Arch cited, but does it agree with Biblical record about particular monarchs, especially David and Solomon? Many historian think that "united monarchy" is mythical, but even if mythical, the narrative was compiled according to expectations of the writers about the conduct of actual kings. In more recent times, consider the "passions" of Charles II of England (highly recommended, fascinating and easy to find in Wikipedia).

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 26 2022 2:38 utc | 63

I suggest to Team Trump 3 strategies, 3 talking points, for dealing w/the document disclosure fiasco:

1) it's part of the Trump literacy program. He & Devos remain committed to literacy to this day. Reading is fun...damental, don't you know? that's one thing emphasized at Trump U, the value of reading, which is why you pay back student loans and don't expect government handouts. even Obama understood that, despite being black, unlike Liberal darling President credit card.

2) the Trump library will be at Mar-a-Lago so the document seizure is really indicative of the program of efficiency embraced at all levels of the Trump team. "Iron Mountain" document management doesn't only do document shredding, don't let the name fool you. and yes, we cleared them.

3) Most importantly, because of all the conspiracies and machinations arrayed against him while in office and all the fundraising required these days, Trump didn't realize what a learning curve was involved in being President, day to day. Steep, and unlike at Wharton, there's no sliding scale for big donors. There's more to being POTUS than you might think. So he's been catching up for next term, when, w/all the reading he's been doing, he'll be an even better leader of the free world. Honest Injun.

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 26 2022 2:43 utc | 64

I warmly recommend this excellent analysis of propaganda (in the Covid event, but also in general) by Dr Piers Robinson.

Posted by: JB | Sep 25 2022 13:50 utc | 4

Interesting single personal view political science essay.

Applying Occam's razor.

Brief author background check. Dr. Piers Robinson: Former Academic lecturer in "Political Communication" . He was with Sheffield University until 2019.
His doctorate is in Political Science. A field lacking in the highly specialized field of statistical mathematics. No other medical or science-related qualifications are located.

Let us return to the era of zero lockdowns, zero anti-viral drugs, and no penicillin to treat secondary bacterial infections.

The years are 1917 to 1921. The father of all modern worldwide pandemics. The Great AmeriKan Influenza (virus) Pandemic. A world populated with one point five billion people. Statistically estimated sufferers of H1N1 Influenza virus. Approximately five hundred million people. Statistically estimated death toll is approximately seventy-two million people. Worldwide medical care would be deemed a primitive low technology era. By the standards of the 21st Century.

Fast forward in time to the period one hundred years later from 2019 to 2022. Major advances in the science of pandemics and medical care. The actual first known original source of the SARS-COVID-19 virus was a city called Wuhan. The total number of cases is 249,684 to date equals 172 per million persons. The death toll to date is 5,226. Or 4 per million in population. The current population is one point four billion.
The country is called China. Has a first-class medical care program for all citizens. Vaccination program. Strict lockdown requirements. Mandatory mask wearing. Regular testing for all people within the designated lockdown zones.

The truth is stranger than fiction-Mark Twain

Posted by: Bad Deal Motors On | Sep 26 2022 2:45 utc | 65

Iranian Protests @10
Some body probably the usual evil suspects have recently delivered large quantities of weapons in Iraqi Kurdistan to the PKK, which has begun to deliver them to Iranian Kurds. They probably intend to manipulate the protest movement against Iranian government using this opportunity of the girls death (created specifically? Girl fed drugs?) against the police using the hijab excuse to get worldwide attention ( you know it will rile women) To cause civil unrest in Iran. Note the girl gird died mysteriously AND she was Kurdish. This happens Exactly when a shipment of arms arrive to Iranian Kurdish militants? How coincidental. This seems like an insidious opportunity to instigate a separatist movement in order to cause civil unrest and destroy the Iranian government.

Posted by: Bozo Buckets | Sep 26 2022 2:50 utc | 66

Bad Deal Motors On | Sep 26 2022 2:45 utc | 66
thanks.

"what has been and what might have been both point to one end, which is always present."

"covid is only really screwing over olds and retards." John Campbell, every talk he gives.

what's the implication of saying outright and implying repeatedly that the problem is the gov't response to the pandemic, which has been wildly out of proportion to the actual danger to the gen pop, exclusing society's useless and refuse, who don't matter?

covid denialists don't even believe their own crap. they just don't want to wear masks or be told something can interrupt their shitty little lives. they didn't give a shit about grandma anyway and autistic kids are a pain in the ass. covid is a blessing. who ever thought they'd ask themselves if a convoy really is a beautiful sight or not? see what covid has brought us?

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 26 2022 3:00 utc | 67

This week looks to be a bloodbath for western "economies." Pound already flash-crashing to record trading lows to the dollar.

I am hearing from relatives of massive layoffs in their respective businesses.

Pms trading lower. This is temporary. Inventories are large and we will begin to see deflation alongside drastic decreases in production to clear inventory.

The result of this will be future scarcity followed by hyperinflation. Pms could shoot up before then, but hyperinflation will mean pms will finally be released to value-seek. This means the end of the petrodollar.

Anyway you try to shake it, something is going to get nuked in the very near future.

Spirit is bringing us along right on schedule.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 26 2022 3:04 utc | 68

Interesting.

Dominating local news in the USSA and worldwide.

The great "Too old to run in 2024" MAGA Messiah DJT. Many of the comments concern the long ongoing fight over taxes to be paid on income earned. Date back to his early real estate over valuation business ventures. Are very polar in nature. On both sides of the fence. One side of the coin is in denial mode. On the other side of the coin is the ecstatic mode. OF do the crime, do the time! There are no neutral central positions.

Who knew that an apartment sold for fourteen million air dollars? Had a tax depreciation value of forty-five million air dollars at the time of sale. What a true bargain!

DJT's Son-in-law was dubbed the 'evil landlord from hell'! Was ordered to pay compensation to both current and former tenants in another court case.

The two hundred and fifty million air dollar question? Has yet to be answered.

'DJT' is the gift that keeps on giving!

Such is life. - Ned Kelly

Posted by: Bad Deal Motors On | Sep 26 2022 3:19 utc | 69

"Indubbiamente non possiamo, alla luce dei dati visti finora, non attribuire la vittoria alla destra trascinata da Giorgia Meloni..."

I guess, this means "Indubitably, it is not possible, in the light of the exit polls, not to project the victory of the far [? trascinata] Giorgia Meloni." "Far right" got 45% of the vote, but 35% single-mandate seats in both houses gives a big premium to local plurality, an the plurality of Italian Brothers seems very wide (plurality in every province but two: Lazio and Adige).

Disturbingly, Italian Brothers seems like a construct to score a victory on a very vague program, so I have no idea what the new government will do.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 26 2022 3:24 utc | 70

Piotr Berman | Sep 26 2022 2:38 utc | 64
Protocol 24?

a source not relevant to what you are asking.

hard to tell when people are being sarcastic. I was surprised Nemesis didn't include a link on rendering Crisco from human body fat, American body fat, w/that very helpful video he linked on Crisco, heat and light earlier. maybe that's not a classic Nazi thing, just a neo thing? hard to keep up w/all the strains of fascists that capitalism and resurgent nationalism are breeding.

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Sep 26 2022 3:26 utc | 71

Congratzi to Italians. Another domino on the pain train that has departed for Brussels.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 26 2022 4:31 utc | 72

Media can't decide if Meloni is center-right, right, or far-right in their reporting on her coalition's victory, One of the milder examples. Next step is to tell EU to stuff it and ECB to leave town. The biggest key for all European nations is to regain control of their sovereignty.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 26 2022 4:38 utc | 73

DW links block comments. Here it is without link.

Media can't decide if Meloni is center-right, right, or far-right in their reporting on her coalition's victory. Next step is to tell EU to stuff it and ECB to leave town. The biggest key for all European nations is to regain control of their sovereignty.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 26 2022 4:39 utc | 74

Augury (Team Cymru)
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This story seems to get very little attention. Maybe because of what it doesn't say and who it doesn't include?

RT article "US military using tool that captures '93% of the internet' - senator" and a link to the archived version.

· claim of 93% of internet traffic.
· packet capture (PCAP) of data.
· US senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) claims in a letter to the US Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that "Multiple branches of the US military have bought access".

"The senator asked the OIG to investigate the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department’s purchase and use of any such records. He cited a report his office received from a military whistleblower regarding the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) buying and using netflow data from data broker Team Cymru."
"Wyden’s own investigation of the whistleblower’s claim appeared to reveal that US Cyber Command, the Army, FBI, and Secret Service had also purchased the company’s data sets."

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Sep 26 2022 4:49 utc | 75

This IMF trope gets tedious from tabloid readers.
1976 was a scam by UKTreasury and Denis Healey to scare Cabinet into spending cuts which US Treasury wanted.

The IMF team was led by former UK Treasury Official Deryck Maughm who went on to be CEO of J P Morgan bank which is ironic in view of 1921 crisis

Healey and Callaghan used IMF to intimidate Benn and others in Cabinet to cut spending and agreed on capital budget cuts like sewers, power stations, roads, schools

This is why Thatcher privatised so as not to waste N Sea Oil revenues on public investment after 1980 but to fund tax cuts and consumption

Truss reversed Sunak‘s tax rises to pay for Covid Debt and did a Tony Barber 1972

She will implode in strikes but can do nothing nor can IMF because Green Policies mean high energy costs and no subsidies. There is no way out of this policy choice other than burning fossil fuels or economic collapse. IMF is irrelevant

Posted by: Paul Greenwood | Sep 26 2022 5:23 utc | 76

Update on whether the present dollar rise is "Plaza Accords II" or "Y2K bubble pop"

Source: Jesse's Crossroads Cafe

Why does either matter? While I don't believe in chartism (technical analysis) - it is still of value to see what has happened before.

The Plaza Accords in 1985 saw the DXY jump 36% (120 to 164), while the bubble leading into Y2K saw a jump of 50% (80 to 121).

Clearly we are at least Plaza Accord-like in the sense that the euro, GBP and JPY are all collapsing vs. the USD - except this is via economic suicide/peonage as opposed to some formal treaty.

And equally we are at least somewhat Y2K bubble-like given the enormous money printing leading up to this latest few months of Fed tightening.

Note DXY started in 1973 at 100; it oscillated around this number until the start of the above chart around 1980...

DXY in this round has shot up from ~88 to ~113 = +28%

Note also that while the ruble has strengthened vs. the dollar by 21%, the dollar has strengthened vs. euro/GBP/JPY by 28%. The ruble has thus actually strengthened against the euro/GBP/JPY by 55%!

Posted by: c1ue | Sep 26 2022 9:44 utc | 77

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Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 26 2022 11:52 utc | 78

A little traveling music for y'all. Can you dig it? 7 billion people on this Earth.

Where are they hiding?

Posted by: thecelticwithinme | Sep 26 2022 12:45 utc | 79

@Martina #59:

She received a severe blow to the head when she was being arrested.

What is the source of this claim?

Also, the word “arrest” sounds overly dramatic for what looks like being directed to a boring bureaucratic center where you sit in a large hall with other women waiting for your turn to be lectured on improprieties in your attire. In the video we see Mahsa walking into the center all by herself: she’s not handcuffed, no one is guarding her, etc.

Posted by: S | Sep 26 2022 12:52 utc | 80

Piotr Berman:
Arch Bungle was obviously quoting the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion...

Posted by: Clueless Joe | Sep 26 2022 13:05 utc | 81

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Sep 26 2022 3:24 utc | 71

trascinata da = trailed by

Posted by: Alberto | Sep 26 2022 13:15 utc | 82

Congratzi to Italians. Another domino on the pain train that has departed for Brussels.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 26 2022 4:31 utc | 73

Si, but probably she'll be 'trumped' (pun intended) by Italian equivalent of Deep State, or what wonder Liar calls 'tools.' Democracy is a nice idea, but really that's all it is. When you peer under the kilt, there's nothing there!

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 26 2022 13:45 utc | 83

The NY Post tells me that Musk will open up Starlink satellites in Iran (like an R2P situation). More Starlink satellites launched while NASA again scrubs its launch due to incoming tropical storm/hurricane. (Didn’t that happened a few weeks ago? Musk yes NASA no)

Just for fun - a list of the Exclusive articles on today’s NYPost.com —

Brad Pitt and Emily Ratajkowski dating rumours swirled, ‘Stay tuned’

Colonel Sanders historic property is for sale and KFC isn’t happy

NY’s sweeping child privacy bill would revamp web security — but Big Tech battle brews

GOP’s Molinaro leads Dem Riley in Hudson Valley race that could tip House control

Union blames liberal law change for violent attack on Long Island jail guard

New private club 100 stories above ‘Billionaire’s Row’ opens doors [exclusive details on that]

Hedge funder Larry Leeds, 93, marrying socialite Ginger Feuer, 75

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Sep 26 2022 14:05 utc | 84

Article from off-guardian from a few days ago. An upcoming 3-part series offering a critical look at the emerging multi-polar world order. These chaps put out some good stuff usually so am looking forward to the rest of the series. It comes from an anti-Empire perspective but is leery of global centralization. Since this has always been my concern despite the very appealing rhetoric which seems quite sincere, am interested to see what this author has to say. (Long articles).

Off-guardian:
https://off-guardian.org/2022/09/22/multipolar-world-order-part-1/
From the author's blog address:
https://iaindavis.com/multipolar-world-order-part-1/
https://iaindavis.com/multipolar-world-order-part-2/

Excerpt from introductory section of Part 1:
"In this 3 part series we will explore these issues and consider if it is tenable to place our faith in the emerging multipolar world order.

There are very few redeeming features of the unipolar world order, that’s for sure. It is a system that overwhelmingly serves capital and few people other than a “parasite class” of stakeholder capitalist eugenicists. This has led many disaffected Westerners to invest their hopes in the promise of the multipolar world order:

Many have increasingly come to terms with the reality that today’s multipolar system led by Russia and China has premised itself upon the defense of international law and national sovereignty as outlined in the UN Charter. [. . .] Putin and Xi Jinping have [. . .] made their choice to stand for win-win cooperation over Hobbesian Zero Sum thinking. [. . .] [T]heir entire strategy is premised upon the UN Charter.

If only that were so! Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be the case. But even if it were true, Putin and Xi Jinping basing “their entire strategy” upon the UN Charter, would be cause for concern, not relief.

For the globalist forces that see nation-states as squares on the grand chessboard and that regard leaders like Putin, Biden and Xi Jinping as accomplices, the multipolar world order is manna from heaven. They have spent more than a century trying to centralise global power. The power of individual nation-states at least presents the possibility of some decentralisation. The multipolar world order finally ends all national sovereignty and delivers true global governance."

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 26 2022 14:08 utc | 85

The news that there is a genuine people's revolt in Iran
Posted by: AllThatsFitToBlog | Sep 25 2022 14:22 utc | 7

No. We are meddling, as usual. Overblown media coverage. Our NGO's are out in force. This time it's "United for Iran". And Elon Musk is sending Starlink base stations. The usual. In 2014 the smash hit video was "I am an Ukrainian", so I guess one of these days there'll be a similar video, "I am an Iranian".

Posted by: Passerby | Sep 26 2022 14:20 utc | 86

Speech by Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, posted on BIS.org (Bank of International Settlements)

The era of cheap money, cheap labour, and cheap energy is most likely over.

This is unhelpful for global inflation but not necessarily bad from a broader perspective. There has been too much borrowing, too much inequality, and too much carbon emission globally.

With inflation likely to be higher than before, global interest rates are not going back to the zero lower bound. Borrowing costs that are more reflective of time horizons and risk premiums will perhaps help to reduce debt and leverage in the system.

With declining labour force growth in many parts of the world, we can no longer rely on cheap labour to power our economy and society. But hopefully it will help to lift wages at the lower end of the spectrum and reduce inequality.

With the cost of energy likely to go up as the world progressively switches to cleaner energy, it will help reduce carbon emissions, cap global warming, and avoid catastrophic climate change.

No mention of political decisions - whether external sanctions or internal ESG driving energy and commodity costs.

Oblique reference to zero interest rate driven consumer, company debt and government policy (too much debt).

Reference to structural inflation due to above - differing from Pozsar in failure to mention re-arming in the UK and Europe, and also the US after manifold weaknesses exhibited in Ukraine; also different in an almost complete lack of reference to stockpiling/re-onshoring as an antidote to fragile global supply chains, but similar in climate.

But safe to say, this is the IMF/BIS view.

Posted by: c1ue | Sep 26 2022 14:26 utc | 87

@ 83 - One more link, relating to that last Exclusive story in today’s NY Post.

Promise Ball benefit

NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 11: Ginger Feuer and Michael Feuer attend Promise Ball Benefit on November 11, 1989 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City (Photo by Ron Galella Ltd./ Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/ginger-feuer-and-michael-feuer-attend-promise-ball-benefit-news-photo/182601878

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Sep 26 2022 14:27 utc | 88

RT offers this terse but informative article on Meloni's coalition victory:

Brothers of Italy were in the lead with 26%, the ministry said, after more than 90% of the ballots were counted. Matteo Salvini’s League and former PM Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia – FI’s partners in the bloc – were on 9% and 8%, respectively.

The conservatives’ closest challengers, the center-left Democratic Party of former premier Enrico Letta, has won just over 19% of the vote, according to the early results.

The turnout in the election, which was called after the collapse of Mario Draghi’s coalition government in July, was almost 64%.

Meloni has already celebrated victory, saying in a televised speech that “Italy chose us. We will not betray [the country], as we never have.”

“If we are called to govern this nation, we will do it for everyone, we will do it for all Italians and we will do it with the aim of uniting the people,” the 45-year-old declared.

The situation in Italy and the EU is “particularly complex,” meaning that it’s “time for being responsible,” Meloni said. [My Emphasis]

The bolded phrase ought to send chills down Neoliberal Parasite spines, thus the media's attempt to smear Meloni's coalition as Far-Right and the return of Mussolini.

Genuine salvation for Italy entails leaving the EU and NATO, reissuing the lira, and making its central bank a public utility, while reestablishing ties with Russia and expanding those with China. All that's "being responsible."

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 26 2022 14:41 utc | 89

For the globalist forces that see nation-states as squares on the grand chessboard and that regard leaders like Putin, Biden and Xi Jinping as accomplices, the multipolar world order is manna from heaven. They have spent more than a century trying to centralise global power. The power of individual nation-states at least presents the possibility of some decentralisation. The multipolar world order finally ends all national sovereignty and delivers true global governance."

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 26 2022 14:08 utc | 84

Respect for national sovereignty has been emphasized at the SCO and other multipolar fora. The quoted paragraph therefore strikes me as sheer propaganda.

Posted by: David Levin | Sep 26 2022 14:42 utc | 90

This RT item, "Thousands of Italian firms on brink of closure", provides some of the reasons why Italians chose Meloni's coalition:

Over 100,000 businesses in Italy are in danger of closing down due to soaring energy bills, the news outlet Corriere della Sera reported on Saturday, citing Carlo Sangalli, head of the Italian business association Confcommercio.

“Already today many companies are reorganizing or reducing services… Between now and the first half of 2023, at least 120,000 small businesses in the service sector are at risk… This is a cautious estimate that does not take into account the largest companies,” Sangalli told the news outlet.

According to the official, the situation could lead to the loss of more than 370,000 jobs. Sangalli noted that energy prices in Italy are much higher than in other countries, which puts a strain on small and medium-sized businesses.

“In terms of energy costs, our hotels, bars, restaurants and stores will pay 40-60% more on their bills this year than in Germany, and three times that than in France,” Sangalli said.

The item focuses mostly on the energy crisis, but before that Italy's farming sector was in dire straits much earlier in the year thanks to EU policies forced on Italy. Finding a solution for Italy's energy issues won't be easy as much of its gas imports came via NS1. I haven't read much about Italian involvement in Ukraine, so perhaps they haven't bled as much cash into that hole as others.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 26 2022 14:54 utc | 91

@ karlof1 | Sep 26 2022 14:54 utc | 90

Lets see if Italy has to courage to issue their own currency. Greece didn't.

Posted by: too scents | Sep 26 2022 15:13 utc | 92

@karlof1 #88
As far as I understand it, Meloni is pro-Ukraine.

And given the EU Commission's iron fist over euro disbursements plus Italy's sad ongoing economic state, I would imagine a Greek "Syriza" outcome far more likely than any notions of exiting the EU/euro: i.e. some months of talk but ultimately being brought to heel.

Posted by: c1ue | Sep 26 2022 15:17 utc | 93

"...Their entire strategy [Russia's and China's] is premised upon the UN Charter.

If only that were so! Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be the case. But even if it were true, Putin and Xi Jinping basing “their entire strategy” upon the UN Charter, would be cause for concern, not relief...."

Posted by: Scorpion | Sep 26 2022 14:08 utc | 84

Thanks, Scorpion, for quoting from the off-guardian piece. And thanks to David Levin | Sep 26 2022 14:42 utc | 89 for critiquing the passage.

My further critique would involve the passage I've indented above. Off-guardian doesn't explain, at least in the passage quoted, why it claims the 'strategy' of China and Russia doesn't appear to be premised on the UN Charter. I would comment that indeed, all of the permutations involving the SMO and serious issues threatening Russia have been raised with constant careful reference to international law as enshrined in the UN Charter.

If those concerns are not addressed by that body, the UN itself, such non-action will make necessary a parting of the ways between it and the responsible nations of the world, in order to re-establish a world forum that does discuss and re-enforce respect for international law.

That process of staying in tune with the UN Charter is even more important than that of some final determination concerning Russia's security with respect to Ukraine. Which is why we have constant flurries of anxious voices on this forum concerning such careful, seemingly convoluted, moves on the part of Russia. If Russia can be off-footed with respect to the UN Charter, the entire multipolar concern has a doubtful future. So, Russia is dotting its 'i's and crossing its 't's on international law and the upholding of the Charter; much as China does the same careful process with respect to trade.

Also, in the block I quoted, Off-Guardian doesn't say why adherence to the UN Charter would be a 'cause for concern'. They are sounding here, again, like the 'concern trolls' we have to deal with on this blog.

It just doesn't wash.

Thanks again, Scorpion. We can contrast this with the direct message from Michael Hudson we discussed above. He pulled no punches with respect to the banks - as apparently did Lavrov in his latest UN speeches. Thanks also to karlof1 for accentuating both. We have plenty of homework to do here!

Posted by: juliania | Sep 26 2022 15:44 utc | 94

@ Paul Greenwood | Sep 26 2022 5:23 utc | 76

i am not sure what the imf troupe is here, but as i understand it, the imf is a very useful tool of the private banking interests.. after all - going into debt is the name of the game and who cares whether any of it can be paid back or not... in fact, it can't be paid back, but private banking will insist on this game until everyone awakens from the madness of it... as the greek fellow says - what level of debt is sustainable? at this point it is all not sustainable... a bailout of the banks and the 1 or 10% is inevitable.... all that is missing is a political class that continues to say the emperor has clothes on in spite of the fact he doesn't....

@ karlof1.. thanks for the posts on the italian election developments... i am very curious like @ too scents | Sep 26 2022 15:13 utc | 91 - how this plays out.... my feeling is they don't have the jam, but it would be awesome if the italians did... public banking begins.... meanwhile the us$ is backed by nothing, and i mean nothing.. safe currency my ass..

@ juliania | Sep 26 2022 15:44 utc | 93

well said.. thanks... off g article sounds like trash... cheers james

Posted by: james | Sep 26 2022 16:09 utc | 95

Thanks Cabe and James among others. Interesting how one person claims she was hit on the head when she was arrested, I’ve never even heard that claim and there’s no evidence in the video, I wonder where you heard that. Since my question about response to the Iranian protest’s and their catalyst event the New Atlas and Richard Medhurst have made excellent videos on this from a skeptical position. My Iranian friend here in New York is furious with me after I suggested this is a text book CIA (maybe MEK or Mossad op, most likely using Kurds (a guess that turned out to be right), he claims to have spoken to his family in Iran and they are behind the protests and that young people have had it with the religious police, which I find to be very believable however I’m shocked a bit that he nor his family see the timing as too perfect; right after Iran joins the SCO summit for the first time, right after Iranian drones are show to be devastatingly effective against targets in Odessa, etc and the Ukrainians cut ties with Iran, right after the attack on Armenia, right after Iran announces military exercises next summer with China and Russia, and after Iran asked to join BRICS earlier this year. In anycase, a movement against Hijab compliance and police brutality is natural, but immediately attacking the government buildings and repeating US/Israel regime change mantras is very suspect. The timing couldn’t be worse for an Iranian youth movement against religious tyranny, right as WW3 lite is brewing, it seems intelligent members of these youth movements would know what a color revolution is by now and refuse to take part until after the world comes down a bit.

Posted by: James C | Sep 26 2022 16:21 utc | 96

Posted by: Fiji Refugee | Sep 25 2022 19:08 utc | 38

Thanks for your links!

Posted by: juliania | Sep 26 2022 16:30 utc | 97

Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden (listed under #53).

Posted by: S | Sep 26 2022 16:37 utc | 98


In the case of Iran, unfortunately, the effort to wed the religion of Islam with the modern state is a failure, because religion is about faith, sincerity, truth, honesty, etc., while the state is the ground of compromise, falsehood, lying, insincerity, skullduggery, oppression, exploitation, etc., and never the twain shall meet. See Wael Hallaq's excellent The Impossible State on this point. Thus, the people have become vastly alienated from the religion there because of this attempt, this takeover, by part of the so-called Muslim "clergy," who felt that imperialism had gotten to be such a huge threat (true) that they had to intervene and take power (big mistake). Because this was an unprecedented, invalid move with no basis in Muslim history, it was and remains opposed by the majority of the Shi`i Muslim religious scholars (a like step never occurred in the Sunni countries).

On the other hand, of course we can't accept the reporting of the ever-lying western MSM about the issue, although there clearly is a kind of revolt. In particular, it is not likely that most of the Iranian people would want to give up the independence of their country to the tender mercies of the US, let alone Israel, and probably feel that the inveterate hatred those two countries feel toward them would prevent them from any easy path back into western favor no matter what they did, and they have the example of the failure of the moderate Khatami before them to prove this point. So it would seem it would remain more likely like Venezuela, with the traitorous movement led by Juan Guaido creating a problem but not having the critical mass to overthrow the independentist regime. Nevertheless, one can be sure that the US will bend all efforts to create discord and disorder in Central Asia.

Posted by: Cabe | Sep 25 2022 15:20 utc | 13

Salam, Cabe.

First of all, we're in full agreement regarding the 'impossible state'. This is precisely why the Shia Imams, Salam be upon them all, strictly followed a quietist approach to their god given mission: to guide the Muslim Umma. Hassan let go of the office to demonstrate non-attachment (Faqr) to power. Hussein went to expected slaughter to demonstrate Faith (Imaan). The rest devoted themselves to learning, teaching, clarifying. And knowing full well that unless a people are of one mindset, any government over them will involve Oppression (Zolm).

But that so called Ayatollah -- these clerics are exceptionally generous with each other with titles, that one means Sign of God, good for a laugh -- Khomeini, a man of Arrogant Ambition (Kabr) who self-designated himself "Vali" -- only John the Baptist (Yahya, SBUH) is called Vali in Quran, that is the measure of the arrogant ambition of these clerics -- which means 'Guardian'. In Islam, guardians are for those who can not make decisions for themselves. An entire Muslim Umma is deemed to be without the Wits (AQL) and Knowledge (Irfaan) and needs to be under the guardianship of these Mullahs.

Jesus Christ Son of Mary (Salam be upon the both!) spoke clearly and eloquently about clerics. He warned us. Do we listen?

Read Luke 11:43-54. Salam be upon on that pure Sign of Allah (an actual Ayatollah), Jesus Son of Mary. Read and see how describes them to a "T".

So yeah, Islamists are trying to "Hijack" Islam just like Zionist hijacked the religion of children of Israel (Bani Israel).

Is it a wonder then that some scene from Iran look like GAZA?

Is it a wonder then after 44 year of effective OCCUPATION by a small group of Ideologues in league with Motekabber -- means Arrogent, Self-Aggrandizing - a big no no as far as God is concerned. Pharoah was called Motekabber -- Akhounds, 44 years of completely fleecing the national resources of Iranian Nation (Mellat) to fund various 'projects' of the Cabal -- including easing the "growth" of Globalist projects like China and India (take our free oil, please!) and other "movements", 44 years of suffocating Iranian Culture (Farhang), 44 years of unbelievably blood thirsty and cold hearted treatment of political opponents ("enemies of God"), that the Iranians finally say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?

This is organic. The West in fact was very quiet about this. WSJ the other day said "they are against the Raisi government" (no, they want Jim Aleph (Jomhoorieh Islami to go the way of ZAHAAK.

No one should live in the fear of their own government simply because they have a different take on religion! This is not Islam!

Islam is supposed to give you Security! Sanctity! The Prophet (Salam be upon him) said "I've been sent to teach Good Disposition"!

So all you "revolutionaries" sitting here all puffed about the Empire, what is the goal of Revolution? That people live in fear? That they can be snatched from the streets by plainclothes security people and disappear in a hole to then be returned to their dear families DEAD with Bullet Holes and a piece of paper for you to sign saying "our beloved child died of an heart attack"?

That is Islam?

So HOSHDAR (Warning) to agents of Zahak in MoA: Tick Tock.


Posted by: Irooni | Sep 26 2022 16:50 utc | 99

juliana @ 26

Hudson:-"...The role of central banks is to prevent the government from spending money on social programs and to support the commercial banks in lending money to inflate the asset markets. . . and the Federal Reserve has even been buying junk bonds so that owners of junk bonds will not lose. And that began in 2008...”

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True enough but the FED is a creature of Congress. This allows our elected officials to do as you mention and collect their rewards.

Posted by: financial matters | Sep 26 2022 16:50 utc | 100

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