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The Future of Syria

October 25th, 2014 By James Corbett

So, let me understand... Shutting off the Iranian banking system from the outside world and depriving huge swathes of that population with access to the global economy is fine and dandy because of that country's nuclear research, but the new boogeyman-du-jour can't be sanctioned because of concern for the civilians?

US Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen made a remarkable statement this week. You see, the Treasury is currently engaged in talks with the Iraqi government about what to do about bank branches in ISIS-controlled territory.


This should be a no-brainer, right? Surely if the US can sanction Iran by getting it de-listed from the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication) system that forms the backbone of the international banking system they can do the same for ISIS-controlled banks, right? Well, maybe they could if they wanted to. But apparently they don't want to:

            “This is a difficult problem, because our interest is not in shutting down all economic activity in the areas where [ISIS] currently operates. They are subjugating huge swathes of population, millions of people, who are still trying to live their lives and banks as everybody knows are an important lubricants for the economy.”

            So, let me understand the logic here. Shutting off the Iranian banking system from the outside world and depriving huge swathes of that population with ...

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You Little People

October 22nd, 2014
By Bob Rinear

In essence, despite a zero interest rate policy that mainly helps the wealthy; struggling families with falling incomes ought to take steps to accumulate "considerable assets," as retirees take part-time jobs to make ends meet. Let them eat cake, indeed.

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Governing by Fear From Anthrax to Ebola

October 18th, 2014
By James Corbett

...all the reports about this supposed epidemic are based on faulty data provided by governmental agencies that have admittedly lied and covered up such data in the past to promote fear and terror for political and economic ends... ignore it. Tune it out. Turn off the TV and observe the actual world around you.

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The Markets Are Spooked

October 15th, 2014
By James Corbett

This does not seem to be the end of the track for the Fed's gravy train just yet, though. The Monday sell-off was not based on any new data or earnings reports, just a general spookiness working its way through the markets...

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Banker Admits Libor Conspiracy

October 11th, 2014
By James Corbett executives will suffer so much as a sleepless night over the massive, systemic manipulation of the Libor rate and whatever system is brought in to take its place will be gamed in another way somewhere down the road.

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A New Floor or Ceiling for Gold

October 8th, 2014
By James Corbett

As the long-term store of value that most gold investors understand their gold holdings to be, nothing has happened to change the bigger picture for gold.

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Building Blocks of World Government With Treaties and Trade Deal

October 6th, 2014
By James Corbett

Given the high stakes these agreements involve, why have we heard almost nothing about them? The obvious answer is that the rich and powerful interests that stand to benefit the most from these treaties are in bed with the interests that own the media outlets most people rely on for daily news.

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Remembering Stan Monteith

October 1st, 2014
By James Corbett

Like Bob Chapman who passed away before him, Doctor Stan was part of a generation of pioneers who laid the groundwork for the modern alt media movement.

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Dance of the Whirling Diplomats

September 27th, 2014
By James Corbett

Of course, it's all hypocritical nonsense. America's closest allies in the Gulf, including the dictatorial House of Saud and the Qataris have been among the biggest suppliers of arms and funds for the Syrian jihadis.

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Bad Week for Big Pharma

September 24th, 2014
By James Corbett

This is spooking the market right now, which is worrying how this is going to eat into the bottom line of what could have been lucrative deals.

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