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Libya, Jordan And Yemen Hit By Renewed Unrest

February 19, 2011 Comments off

Renewed civil unrest inspired by the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt is being reported in three other Middle Eastern countries – Libya, Yemen and Jordan.

news.sky.com

Libyan authorities have deployed troops in the second city of Benghazi following night time rallies over the killings of more than 20 protesters.

A major demonstration is taking place in the northern city of Tobruk and in Tripoli three people have reportedly been killed in an attempted jail break, according to security officials.

Libya has issued no casualty or injury figures after two days of protests.

Anti-government protesters attend the weekly Friday prayers in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz

But Human Rights Watch, quoting sources in the country, said at least 24 people have been killed by Libyan security forces who are using live fire.

Libya exerts strict controls on media and communications, making independent verification of claims about the unrest difficult to obtain.

Foreign journalists have been forbidden from entering the country by Colonel Gaddafi who appears to be trying to shut the country off to the outside world.

 

Libya’s state news agency, JANA, has made no mention of any violence. However, it has reported that “popular rallies” have taken place in “various Libyan cities to express support for the leader”.

Gaddafi’s rule of over 40 years makes him the longest-serving leader of the Arab world and of Read more…

World hunger threat Shown By Arab Protests:Economist

February 13, 2011 Comments off

DAKAR: Uprisings across the Arab world are just a foretaste of the instability facing other poor states unless a global food crisis is tackled, leading development economist Jeffrey Sachs said on Saturday.

Popular anger at rising food prices has been an explosive ingredient in the mix of grievances that triggered the fall of leaders in Egypt and Tunisia, and is now putting the heat on authorities in Algeria and Jordan.

Sachs, a long-time adviser of governments and world agencies on the fight against poverty, said the root causes applied right across an already unstable belt of states stretching from Iraq through the Sahara to the shores of Read more…

Egypt is Just the Beginning for Gold’s Next Move

February 6, 2011 Comments off

Watching CNN, its easy to be lulled into the sense that the cute little third world African country that is home to Cleopatra, mummies and pyramids is having a little revolution to get rid of a tired old tyrant. That the old goat is putting up such resistance to the national message is to be expected, and might be forgiven. Unleashing bands of paid thugs under the guise of ‘supporters’ reveals true brutality and illuminates the character of the man, Hosni Mubarak – a sociopath.

This phenomenon, originated in Tunisia, a nation of 10 million, and now raging in Egypt, of 85 million has spread to Yemen, population 25 million and Jordan, population 6 million is no mere regional political shift: this is the beginning of America’s loss of control over the region.

That the democratic process even got a foothold in the tribal and historically despotically governed middle east is due to a series of historical power plays, and not so much to a nascent and organic inclination towards the idea of democracy. When oil emerged to become the most strategic substance on earth after the second world war, the United States, armed with the economic windfall from the war machine, set about toppling governments and seeding insurrection through the offices of the C.I.A., bolstering governments that were ‘incentivized’ to protect U.S. interests, and destroying those that were not.

Back then, before the light-sped connected world, the C.I.A. could operate with Read more…

A New World Order Reserve Currency

February 3, 2011 2 comments

What do the riots in Egypt and a new world reserve currency have in common?

Perhaps more than we think.

Consider the following statements from George Soros in a recent interview:

Some statements of Soros (who happens to be a Fabian Socialist):

The efficient market hypothesis has failed.

Markets are not tending toward equilibrium.

There is imperfect knowledge of regulators and market participants.

He has an economic theory that is “more relevant” than the dominant one and is supporting an institute for new economic thinking….

Inflation (in the United States) is helpful because the burden of debt was getting too heavy.

The problem is you don’t have a Read more…

Something Large This Way Comes

February 3, 2011 1 comment

And so it picks up steam.  What started in Iceland,  instigated by Wall St,  has now engulfed Tunisia,  Yeman,  Sudan,  Egypt,  Syria,  Jordan and others yet to be made manifest.  Saudi Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has warned the country’s royal family to step down and flee before a military coup or a popular uprising overthrows the kingdom.

Julianne the Apostate can take the credit of kicking this ball down the hill as it was his release of some of those documents which demonstrated selected venality amongst certain countries’ leadership.  It would have happened anyway,  but the Apostate,  it seems,  was the spark.  How this could be to Israel’s benefit is beyond me.

The control system is blowing apart at the seams.  Anyone thinking the unrest across North Africa to the Middle East is part of a planned paradigm has got to be crazy.  Certainly,  there are organizational forces at work trying to ride on top of the chaos,  but all Read more…