Predicting the Fall of the American Empire

A disturbing current report at WND.com reflects what appears to be a growing consensus by enemies of the United States that our days our numbered:

WND EXCLUSIVE

IRAN: 2013 WILL BE ‘FALL OF AMERICAN EMPIRE’

It is not unusual for the Iranians to make such proclamations. What is unusual, however, is for the timing to be so specific. When you couple this with the al Qaeda call for “Operation Black Summer” as well as recent North Korea threats to strike targets in America, including, “deep in the heart of Texas.” Continue reading

Welcome to the Party–It’s About Time People Realized that the PLA is Engaged in Economic Warfare

People are SHOCKED to learn today that the PLA has been hacking corporations to steal trade secrets, learn negotiating strategies, and otherwise engage in activity that any normal person would call economic warfare. Never mind that it is straight from the PLA’s Unrestricted Warfare playbook as outlined in 1999. Never mind that it has been obvious to nearly every one else in the world. Sadly, Americans (including some of our political leadership) have been naively denying any possibility of such Chinese activity. They have clearly been ignoring reality to avoid having to admit what we know to be true.We are in a global economic war and are wholly unprepared to properly engage in it. Continue reading

Iraq Calls for Oil Weapon to be Used Against the U.S.

What most people don’t know is that it was often mentioned post-first Gulf War, that this was one of possible real reasons for the invasion of Iraq. Saddam Hussein had indeed threatened to trade oil in a currency other than Dollars. This would have definitely been an economic Pearl Harbor attack on the Dollar.

In our book, Secret Weapon (http://secretweapon.org), we explained the use of “the oil weapon.” Lest anyone feel that this is mere talk by extremists, we point out how even “moderate” Arab states such as Saudi Arabia have threatened to use this weapon over the years. Now, however, there are reports that even a government we helped install in a nation we liberated are calling for the oil weapon to be used against America. Here are excerpts from a recent Fox News report:

Liberated Iraq calls on Arab states to use oil as ‘weapon’ against U.S. Continue reading

Can Environmental Rules be Secret Weapons? (Part 2)

While there should be concern for the environment, politicians and regulators have preyed on the good will of the people with malevolent intent. Who doesn’t want to protect the environment? That’s precisely why it’s easy for naive people to fall into this trap of supporting these measures and the politicians/lawmakers that propose/implement them. Well intended people are unwittingly creating the rope they are hanging themselves with, yet are confused about part of the economy’s root problem. What’s more, the bigger picture is economic warfare leading to a crippled nation.

In mid-August, we raised the question as to whether or not environmental rules could be used as economic weapons. In actuality, the question is rhetorical and provocative. While most Americans have never thought in these terms, the answer is really quite obvious. Of course environmental rules are weapons of economic warfare, especially in a free society where the loudest voice often sets policy. In this context, money determines the loudest voice. No one doubts that polluters will use the political process to allow them the opportunity to continue to profit from their pollution. For some reason, however, few are willing to question whether or not there might be a profit motive somewhere behind the environmental movement.

Full article: Can Environmental Rules be Secret Weapons? (Part 2) (Kevin D. Freeman | Global Economic Warfare)

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Standard Chartered Takes Sides with $250 billion against America?

An excellent and well-sourced article by Kevin D. Freeman. Click the link for the full story.

There is a story out today about how Standard Chartered allegedly hid $250 billion in 60,000 transactions with Iran that could have been used to fund nuclear development or even terror activities. This story, if true, blows away the arguments that no one would work against U.S. interests in the financial realm. The size and volume of the transactions is extraordinary. And, the investigation uncovered an attitude that is clearly against American interests. If all of this is true, we hope that it will wake up regulators to even more serious vulnerabilities in our system. Remember, we documented how a single one billion transaction roiled our Treasury markets a little over a year ago. These transactions total a quarter-trillion dollars!

We have pointed out the extraordinary arrogance contained in the idea that the world’s financial system is U.S. centric. In fact, in our previous post on this subject, Our Paper or Their Oil, we said the following:

A high-stakes drama is playing out now between the United States and Iran. On this blog, in our book Secret Weapon, in speeches and media interviews, we  have been warning about the reality of global economic warfare. For several years, our government has ignored this reality. The good news is that just recently the government has begun to recognize economic weaponry. The bad news is that the government has approached the subject with typical American arrogance. The worse news is that we may all be hurt as a result.

The news from Standard Chartered, a British-based multinational bank operating in 70 countries, provides a decent proxy of world opinion. The primary reason that the world continues to deal with Iran is that they have Oil. We are fighting with paper. Here is a telling quote from the CNBC story:

Regulators, quoting a New York bank branch officer, said the group director replied: “You f—ing Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians.”

Here are important quotes from the New York Times story:

The bank “left the U.S. financial system vulnerable to terrorists, weapons dealers, drug kingpins and corrupt regimes,” the agency said in an order sent to the bank Monday …

The department accused the bank of undermining the safety of New York’s financial system through a range of violations including “falsifying business records” and “obstructing governmental administration,” according to the order.

Suspecting that Iranian banks were using their financial institutions to finance its nuclear weapons program, the United States Treasury Department banned certain transactions between Iranian banks and United States financial institutions in 2008.

Make no mistake, this is a global economic war. The international financial system is not serving American interests and as we have proven can be used as a weapon in the global economic war (seewww.SecretWeapon.org). Sadly, this is a shock to most Americans.

Full article: Standard Chartered Takes Sides with $250 billion against America? (Kevin D. Freeman)