Are US officials preparing the US public for war with Iran, a nation which hasn’t attacked another country in hundreds of years? It’s beginning to sound like it more and more. The reelection plan may be to make Obama a war president.
Archive for February 17th, 2012
European governments are giving Greece a bailout. However, the best thing for Greece is to leave the Eurozone and reestablish its old currency. That way the Greek government will be in charge of stimulating its economy. The government is selling off islands and ports in order to stay afloat. That won’t work, except perhaps in the short run. Greece’s problem is simple. It can’t stimulate its economy using fiscal policy. At some point, Greece may need to leave the Eurozone, along with most of the zones other nations.
(Reuters) – The Jewish settlement of Migron perches high on a blustery hill in the occupied West Bank. Its inhabitants pay taxes, are hooked up to the electricity grid and get round-the-clock protection from Israeli soldiers. There’s only one problem. The Israeli Supreme Court says the settlement is illegal.
(Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators have widened their inquiry into the trillion-dollar market for exchange-traded funds, according to a person familiar with the matter. Something is wrong with this picture. The SEC has been on Wall Street’s leash for more than a decade. Maybe Obama has decided to do some election year policing of his Wall Street buddies. This is a surprise.
President Eisenhower warned against vested interests having undue influence over government officials. Here is a video of his warning against the encroachments of the military industrial complex.