Sunday, March 04, 2007

Iran Bourse; Brzezinski/Iran; Mercenaries/Iraq; FBI/Oklahoma City; UK/9/11 Real ID; Washington Post/Mind;

Iran Oil Bourse to Open Soon
Brzezinski Warns of False Flag Attack to Justify Attack of Iran
Mercenaries to Fill Iraq Troop Gap
FBI Involvement in Oklahoma City Bombing
UK Faces Worst Terror Threat Since 9/11

Perhaps this assertion is intended to justify the UK's infusion of 1000 troops into Afghanistan even as they pull out of Iraq.
Jenna Orkin
Real ID Postponed Two Years
Washington Post on Mind Games

23 comments:

Rice Farmer said...

Get Ready for the Next Oil Price Surge
http://www.321energy.com/editorials/taylor/taylor030507.html

Saudi Arabian oil declines 8% in 2006
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/2325

Rice Farmer said...

Africa – Where the Next US Oil Wars Will Be

http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=114&Itemid=37

Jacob said...

I never read all the news posted, but the one entitled "Brzezinski Warns of False Flag Attack to Justify Attack of Iran" should not be missed by any.

Very good find Jenna!

laozilover said...

When I click on the link about the Iranian Oil Bourse, I get instead an article about Iran launching a rocket into space.

FTW admin said...

thanks jacob but note that the brzezinski article comes from that ever-precious resource, oilempire.us.

Carlos Ruiz said...

http://conspiracycentral.net:6969/

At this site today I've uploaded a feature article from the Daily Journal, an english language newspaper in Venezuela, about a specialist here and his ideas about sustainability. Search these keywords to find it.

It's an interesting two-page spread in pdf format (6mb) that highlights the massive potential for development of various models in Venezuela, but you will need to register for this site and download some 'bit torrent' software to download the file. I recommend utorrent.com (1mb) and once you have this magic software, you should also check out chomskytorrents.org

gaelicgirl said...

I actually saw Brzezinski make those statements to the Congress (or was it the Senate?), on the NewsHour with Jim Leherer (PBS), which to my knowledge may have been the only channel (certainly the only mainstream network) to carry it. It was astonishing to watch....my husband and I looked at each other with our jaws dropping--Brzezinski left no doubt of exactly what he meant.

gaelicgirl said...

Here's a recent story from the NYTimes. It is anti-peak oil. The tone of the piece is condescending to peak oil, at best (referring to "so-called peak oil theorists", and inferring that they are a bunch of fringies and has-been geologists). Also quotes admiringly from--of course--Daniel Yergin. The piece is so obviously biased, and its timing, coming on the heels of stock market turbulence, is interesting, leading me to wonder if some folks out there aren't perhaps a little nervous that too many people are beginning to suspect that all is not well with oil???

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/business/05oil1.html?em&ex=1173243600&en=115684c949c827ab&ei=5087%0A

Rice Farmer said...

Soros buys Halliburton stock
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/3776

FTW admin said...

astute observation on the timing of the nytimes article, gaelicgirl

Rice Farmer said...

Yea, thanks to gaelicgirl for the heads up. Well, this is not news, it's propaganda. It contains some outright lies, like saying "the [peak oil] theory has been fading," when to all indications it appears to be right. In praising the wonderful new technologies that are extracting more oil, they do not specifically point out that using these technologies (1) substantially raises the price of oil, and (2) substantially lowers the EROEI. And it goes without saying that so far they are not succeeding in halting the global decline. Higher production cost and lower energy return spell trouble for the many little people who depend on cheap energy, and whose practically free labor props up the moribund global economy. I could go on and on, but gaelicgirl says it all when she note the article's timing. Investors certainly need something to cheer them up right now!

Rice Farmer said...

The NYT article also appears on Energy Bulletin,
http://www.energybulletin.net/26790.html
and it appears they are putting together a rebuttal.

Rice Farmer said...

Brazil Biofuel Program Has Environmental Risks, Opportunities
http://www.enn.com/today.html?id=12338

Madness.

Rice Farmer said...

US Dollar: Pariah Currency

As always, Carolyn Baker serves up a daily smorgasbord of valuable information. Among today's offerings is this article, a review of how nations around the world are shunning the US dollar. This is the "thousand cuts" blowback that Mike predicted.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=WIL20070306&articleId=4997

Carlos Ruiz said...

http://www.newswithviews.com/Evensen/greg8.htm
http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty238.htm

Rice Farmer said...

Here's an article on premodern Japan that may be of great interest to many. Note particulary the author's comparison of premodern agriculture and modern mechanized agriculture. Modern agriculture is only about one-tenth as energy-efficient as premodern traditional agriculture! Without access to cheap oil, much human and animal labor would quickly become necessary, but the up-side is that agricultural production would again be much more energy-efficient.

http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2346

A peon said...

Justice Dept.:FBI Missused Patriot Act

Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil

Rice Farmer said...

Since the stock markets began stumbling, listeners of news programs on Japan's semi-governmental NHK network have been bombarded with daily pronouncements that "America's economy is firm." I have heard this lie repeated nearly every day since the mini-crash. Clearly Japan's government, which does exercise some control over what news is reported and how on NHK, is trying to reassure investors and the business community at large. And everyone knows that if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.

Rice Farmer said...

Tape of Padilla Interrogation Is Missing
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/03/09/D8NOT2580.html

Rice Farmer said...

New autopilot will make another 9/11 impossible
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23387585-details/New%20autopilot%20will%20make%20another%20911%20impossible/article.do

Meaning perhaps that the old autopilot made it possible?

Rice Farmer said...

Pemex reduces its estimation of prospective resources in the Gulf by 60%
http://www.inteldaily.com/?c=152&a=1320

Rice Farmer said...

Japan Endorses Energy Policy to Step Up Oil Diplomacy
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=a98BwTS3wVLI&refer=japan

Rice Farmer said...

The Hydrogen Hoax
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/archive/15/zubrin.htm

I personally have maintained that all the talk about "the hydrogen economy" belongs in the realm of science fiction.