Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The Economic Collapse Death Spiral Has Begun - Episode 424

Ki-moon concludes visit to Baghdad, heads to Egypt

ROOFTOP RADIO WITH BENJAMIN ~ TONIGHT, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 @8:00 PM EST

Obama’s dumbest move to date… seizing a foreign bank??

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Bulgaria's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Banking Crisis

Hmm .. another 777 Day Tomorrow Friday, July 25, 2014

*BREAKING NEWS. Fuad Masum, the new President of the Republic with 211 votes in the parliament.

Who is Fuad Masum (the new president of Iraq)

Ban Ki-moon expresses agree with Sistani on the need to form a new government

Iraq and Russia: Iraqi Defense Minister Arrives To Moscow carrying a message from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the President of the Federal Republic of Russia, Vladimir Putin

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The Economic Collapse Death Spiral Has Begun - Episode 424

Ki-moon concludes visit to Baghdad, heads to Egypt

July 24, 2014

Ki-moon concludes visit to Baghdad, heads to Egypt

Baghdad - The General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon concluded his visit to Baghdad on Thursday, returning on board of a private plane to Egypt which he visited earlier last Tuesday  to discuss the developments  of the Israeli  attack on Ghaza Stripe and activating the Egyptian initiative to cease fire. 

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Obama’s dumbest move to date… seizing a foreign bank??

July 24, 2014

Obama’s dumbest move to date… seizing a foreign bank??

Barcelona, Spain

Ten dark suited men entered the premises of FBME bank in Cyprus on Friday afternoon and took it hostage.

It must have looked like a scene from the Matrix. And given the surrealism of how this conflict is escalating, maybe it was.

The men were from the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). And they commandeered FBME because an obscure agency within the US government recently issued a report accusing the bank of laundering money.

It just so happens that FBME… and Cyprus in general… is where a lot of wealthy Russians hold their vast fortunes.

Bear in mind, there has been no proof that any crime was committed. There was no court hearing. No charges were read. It wasn’t even the government of Cyprus who accused them of anything.

There was just a generic report penned by some bureaucrat 10,000 miles away.

Funny thing—when HSBC got caught red-handed laundering funds for a Mexican drug cartel last year, the US government gave them a slap on the wrist. HSBC got off with a fine.

Yet when the US government merely hints that FBME could be laundering money, the bank gets taken over at gunpoint.

Welcome to warfare in the 21st century. It’s not about battleships and ground troops anymore.

This time the adversaries are battling each other using what ultimately affects everyone: money.

And on this battlefield the US doesn’t really have many options.

US banks still form the nucleus of the global financial system, but this is quickly being replaced.

Just last week the BRICS nations met in Fortaleza, Brazil to launch the origins of a brand new, non-US financial system.

The US is still the largest economy in the world, but will likely lose this status to China by the end of the year.

The US dollar is still the most widely used currency in global trade, but even America’s closest allies (Canada, Western Europe) recognize that the time has come to move beyond the dollar.

So while the US is still running around and barking at others, it is quickly losing its capacity to bite.

Their only tactic is to haphazardly attack Russian interests wherever they can.

They’re sanctioning Russian companies. They’re trying to torpedo international support for Russia. And now they’ve resorted to plundering Russian assets held in other sovereign nations.

Imagine you’re Qatar. Or China. Or Kuwait. Or Singapore. Or anyone else who holds substantial amounts of US debt.

All of these countries understand the lesson loud and clear: when the US doesn’t like you, they will do everything they can to make your life difficult.

Does this inspire confidence? If you’re holding hundreds of billions of dollars of US Treasuries, does this really improve your level of trust in the US?

Probably not.

By terrorizing Russian interests, the Obama administration is begging the rest of the world to reconsider their misplaced trust in the United States.

All these foreign countries really have to do if they want to retaliate is start dumping their US Treasuries. Or simply stop rolling over when the notes mature.

That will cause catastrophic consequences in the United States. Interest rates will soar, inflation will kick in, and the government will be even closer to default than it already is.

Inexplicably, Mr. Obama is practically begging the world to do this. It’s tremendously arrogant.

It’s like the economic warfare equivalent of Napoleon pompously leading his overstretched, exhausted army into Russia.

And neither Napoleon nor Obama gave the slightest consideration to the big picture consequences.

At $17.6 trillion in debt, the US is trying to wage economic war without any ammunition. It’s not something that is going to work out well for them.

I’m off to Ukraine this weekend; stay tuned for further dispatches from the front lines.


by Simon Black

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Tanker loaded with oil from the Kurdistan region approaching U.S. port

Thanks TC ..

25/07/2014

Tanker loaded with oil from the Kurdistan region approaching U.S. port

Khandan - news agency "Reuters" Thursday 24 \ 7 \ 2014 data from the satellites tracking the movements of ships, showed that a tanker carrying crude oil from the Kurdistan region after only two days of access to the port in the United States. 

The data showed the service "Reuters" to keep track of ships that tanker (United Kalaverwta), which left the port of Ceyhan in June laden with oil from the Kurdish new pipeline is expected to dock in "Galveston", Texas, on Saturday. 

Said Carlos Pascual, head of the Office of Energy of the U.S. Department of State, told Reuters, that "there is no change in Washington's policy toward the Kurdish independent oil sales," but he expressed hope that the reach of the central government and the region to the agreement in a timely manner. 

"We must reach Baghdad and Erbil to an understanding on how to contribute to the development of these resources and export them in the development of Iraq in general." 

He said that if an agreement is reached, there is a risk that becomes a conflict between the two parties "more severe." 

Not been able to trade sources in Texas and New York, London and Geneva to determine the identity of the buyer-borne cargo United Kalaverwta, according to "Reuters". 

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UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

July 24, 2014

UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere.”

Meeting in Geneva, the 46-member council backed a Palestinian-drafted resolution by 29 votes, with supports from Arab and Muslim countries, China, Russia, Latin American and African nations.

The United States was the only member to vote against the resolution, while European countries abstained.

The last such investigation faced by Israel was the so-called Goldstone Committee, which harshly criticized Israel’s conduct during its 2008 hostilies with Hamas in Gaza.
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Netanyahu’s office blasted the rights council for placing its criticism in the wrong place, investigating Israel rather than Hamas and “sending a message to Hamas” that the use of human shields is effective strategy.”

“The decision today by the HRC is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement released immediately after the council’s decision. “Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, the HRC calls for an investigation of Israel, which has gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm’s way, including by dropping leaflets, making phone calls and sending text messages.”

“The HRC should be launching an investigation into Hamas’s decision to turn hospitals into military command centers, use schools as weapons depots and place missile batteries next to playgrounds, private homes and mosques,” Netanyahu’s office added.

“By failing to condemn Hamas’s systematic use of human shields and by blaming Israel for the deaths that are caused by this grotesque human shields policy, the HRC is sending a  message to Hamas and terror organizations everywhere that using civilians as human shields is an effective strategy,” Netanyahu’s office added.

Earlier on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told an emergency meeting in Geneva that incidents during the fighting in Gaza raised concerns about alleged war crimes on the part of Israel and should be investigated.

Speaking at the meeting, Israel’s envoy to the UNHRC, Eviatar Manor, charged that the UN Human Rights Council “failed to protect the human rights of Israelis.”

Manor went on to say that the residents of Gaza were not Israel’s enemies and that Israel was committed to international law. He charged the council of “pouring oil on the fire.”

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Report finds US nuclear plants are unprepared to deal with natural disasters






Thursday, July 24, 2014

Report finds US nuclear plants are unprepared to deal with natural disasters

US nuclear plants must better prepare for the risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, said a report Thursday on lessons learned from Japan’s Fukushima crisis in 2011.

Current approaches to regulating nuclear safety “are clearly inadequate for preventing core-melt accidents and mitigating their consequences,” the report said.

As of now, US safety regulations are based on making sure nuclear plants can withstand equipment failures, loss of power and other malfunctions related to the design of the plant, otherwise known as design-basis events.

But history has shown that the biggest nuclear accidents in recent history — including at Fukushima Daiichi, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl — “were all initiated by beyond-design-basis events,” said the report.

Things like natural disasters, human errors and power outages “have the potential to affect large geographical regions and multiple nuclear plants,” said John Garrick, a nuclear engineer and co-author of the report.

“These include earthquakes, tsunamis and other geographically extensive floods and such things as geomagnetic disturbances,” Garrick told reporters.

Titled “Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving the Safety of US Plants,” the report was commissioned by Congress from the National Academy of Sciences, a non-governmental group of experts that provides scientific and policy advice.

- Call to update plans -

The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami knocked out power to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing severe core damage in three reactors, releases of radioactive material, widespread evacuations and the eventual shutdown of all nuclear power plants in Japan.

The report did not find fault with Japan’s actions before or after the incident.

Rather, it called for nuclear plants and US nuclear regulators to actively seek out the latest scientific data on risks and revise their plans accordingly.

The United States operates 100 nuclear power reactors, whose safety procedures are overseen by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Bulgaria's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Banking Crisis

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July 23, 2014

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Banking Crisis

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski late Wednesday submitted his resignation to parliament, a move that will lead to his entire cabinet stepping down after a tumultuous year marked by public protests, a banking crisis and confrontations with the European Union.

The resignation raises questions about the fate of several important projects.

Bulgaria's single-chamber parliament needs to approve the resignation for it to become valid, and the vote is likely to come Friday, according to reports by Bulgarian media which couldn't be verified.

This would set the stage for President Rosen Plevneliev to appoint a caretaker cabinet in early August that will lead the country to early elections already slated for the first weekend in October.

Mr. Oresharski's cabinet had been in office for only 421 days of the four-year term, but faced strong public opposition due to controversial personnel appointments at the start of its time in office that led to nationwide protests and calls for the cabinet to step down.

The resignation leaves several key issues unresolved.

Runs on two banks in June led authorities to shut the country's fourth-largest lender. It had been slated to be slimmed down and reopened by July 21.

The future Bulgarian government will have to strike a deal with the European Commission over contentious terms in contracts Bulgaria and Russia's OAO Gazprom OGZPY -0.64%  agreed to regarding the local section of the planned South Steam natural-gas pipeline project.

As a result, a loan worth hundreds of millions of euros from Gazprom to state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding is in limbo. The loan is meant to boost capital in a local joint-venture company that will run the construction of the contested pipeline.

Gazprom officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Bulgaria also hasn't yet selected its candidate for the European Commission and the caretaker government will likely have to resolve the issue in time for an August EU summit to determine the composition of the Commission.

Mr. Oresharski's cabinet was very near to signing a $5 billion deal with Pennsylvania-based nuclear engineering company Westinghouse Electric Co. for construction of a nuclear reactor, according to people familiar with the matter, but that also appears to have been put on ice as a result of the resignation. 

Westinghouse officials were not immediately available to comment.


Hmm .. another 777 Day Tomorrow Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday - 777
7-25-2014
(7) - (2+5) - (2+0+1+4) = 777

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