Wednesday, January 14, 2009

READ THIS STORY NOW

U.S. MILITARY WARNS THAT SUDDEN COLLAPSE OF MEXICO IS LIKELY
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3689510

Great catch by our blogger Vincent!

Someone recently commented and asked "So what's the border fence for?" I suspect we're about to find out. This article (now scrubbed from the El Paso Times but reposted widely) says that Mexico is as unstable as Pakistan. That wall is to help defend against incursions by a massive displaced population. I suspect that we might also find out what some of the so-called concentration camps are intended for too. The far right has never gotten that part correctly. (Yep, I predicted all this too.)

I am also concerned by Vincent's other find, the fact that President Bush has just declared Barack Obama's inauguration an "Emergency". If you have not read "Rubicon", go and find what I wrote about National Special Security Events (NSSE). There was an NSSE in effect on September 11th. NSSE's transfer all command, control and communications to the Secret Service; even the military. On 9-11 Dick Cheney was running the Secret Service. He will be on January 20th also. I can guarantee it.

By definition a presidential inauguration is an NSSE.

OK, I'm getting goosebumps.

MCR
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Jenna Orkin adds:


Those goosebumps spread as fast as the internet can carry them.

As always, the devil lurks in the details. While the rest of us are lulled to sleep by the compendious prose of bureaucratic protocol, we miss the drama of what all that legalese actually means. Like the innocent, if avarous, homeowner wannabes who heeded the siren song of adjustable rate mortgages, we learn that once the script comes to life, it's too late.

The other tragi-comedy is that we keep making the same mistake. What is that? We're trying earnestly to do the right thing. Having learned that those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it, we remember our history.

The problem is that we expect it to repeat itself verbatim.

Students of 9/11 wait for another terrorist attack. New Yorkers who lost someone in the towers look for jobs on low floors. Far more people distrust the EPA now than in 2000. But have they extrapolated to OSHA, to state agencies?

The repetitions of history adapt to their time. The structure repeats itself. The devil in the details is infinitely mercurial.

Bank of England Gets Money-Printing Secrecy
Next Crisis for US Banks? Integration
China Preparing for Post Peak With New Aircraft Carrier

31 comments:

F.Kamilov said...

Collapse.... collapse is "suddenly" sprouting everywhere: the US is being mentioned, Pakistan is a known case biding its time and now Mexico, which is also a basket case. But to those in the know, this is not at all unusual.

ProGo said...

Going to dig up NSSE in the Rubicon index and review it. I have tickets to the ceremony at the capital next week but now, Mike, you're getting me anxious.

pstajk said...

Mike, man, I can only imagine what your dreams are like during the night.

Mine have become so incredibly vivid, detailed, and dramatic. I could wake up and right a book if I wanted.

Plus, I know the condition of my dreams are such right now because I'm constantly repressing all of the thoughts, ideas, and warnings that I'd much rather be communicating to the other zombies, I mean people, in my life.

Withholding one's god-honest opinions on so many levels takes a real toll on one's mind and body.

RanD said...

From Here to Where We're Going #3; January 14, 2009

Oh my gawd!!!...SUDDEN COLLAPSE OF MEXICO IS LIKELY?!? Does this mean that EVEN Mexico -- of all places! -- is ALSO going to go down TOO!? Jeezuz freezuz!...Just how in the hell goose-bumpy does it need to get before we REALLY do start ACTUALLY GENUINELY catching on to and start doing what we need to be doing with all due respect given to what's coming down on us!? (Mexico? Really? Who would ever have thunk they/(we?) would be having problems down there too? Gosh.)

Okay, so how's 'bout we pull out the trump card of them all -- courtesy of The Horizon Project at www.bracingfortomorrow.com -- and familiarize ourselves with the thoroughly scientifically documented bona fide fact that our Solar System and thus our dear old Momma planet Earth and thus WE and everything we've been holding dear to ourselves heart and mind --meaning ALL OF US/IT -- are/is right now beginning to intercept our Milky Way's galactic plane, which of course involves experiencing everything that goes along with doing that sort of thing. Maybe that'll stir up some much needed fresher dialogue.

*******

This articulation will continue with RanD's next post.

Rice Farmer said...

Re Panarin's forecast about the US breaking up: The part of the United States near Mexico WILL come under Mexican influence, but not in the way he thinks. Whatever functioning Mexican government remains in the future, it will not be in any position to wield influence over all of Mexico as we now know it, let alone part of the US. Instead, we'll see Mexican warlords leading bands of brigands across the border. Oh yes, they'll get around or through the fence.

Susan said...

OK, I've followed Mike and FTW since 2000. I own CTR, but someone's borrowed it, and I've attended Mikes presentations in Oregon. Thank you Mike, for the map. I've been grateful to be forewarned. So please cut me some slack if y'all have covered this and I missed it - sometimes I must take a needed break from this.

My questions are…. Now that hyperinflation is coming, and gold can't be bought, does it make sense for all of us to spend our remaining money now, except for what we’ll need for the next ??? months or so? I’m in my 40s, and I wonder if I ought to cash in my remaining IRA 'retirement' money to buy a larger place with rooms to rent/trade out? For years I’ve been waiting for the house bubble to burst and prices to contract, before I would buy a house that I’d want to live in long term. Is it too late now?

While money is still worth something, should we now use our money to buy furniture, tools, bicycles, parts, underwear, fabric, vodka .. anything to stock up / barter ? If the financial system collapses, who will make collections on credit card debt?

NB Patton said...

Hi Kids!

Just popped in to catch up. Fear not, I won't attempt to taint this "community" with my troublesome ideas of freedom and liberty.

I just thought I would add some insight from an ex military guy.
This report is put out every year by JFCOM and is classified for public release. The reports are a mixed bag, some stuff is right on and some stuff borders on propaganda. I would laugh as I read the reports each year, they are biased and have MANY things throughout them that I feel call to question its integrity.

That said, I have much family in Mexico and stay abreast of its situation. This "report" is NOT shocking to me at all. Anybody that has any clue about Mexico's situation knows all of this already and doesn't need the DOD's ministry of truth's take on it. Anyway, here she is for your reading "pleasure".

http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2008/JOE2008.pdf


I'd light a candle for you all but I'm saving them for the Grande Caca! :)

Mitch said...

To Mike - wow. You're essentially live-blogging the collapse with the utmost of clarity and insight. Thank you. Please keep it up.

In general - I've given up trying to warn people except for relatives. Fortunately my wife is listening very closely, and that is what counts the most.

To Susan and others - gold bullion is available to some extent if you're persistent and do some homework and legwork. You can buy on eBay (and pay a premium of ~$100/ounce over the suppressed spot price). That assumes you're experienced with eBay. Or - preferably - you can seek out a reputable coin & stamp dealer in your area, assuming there is one. The normal purchase channels whereby those shops acquire e.g. American Eagles from the mint has dried up. However, people who have hit hard times are selling their gold on hand in these shops in order to raise cash. When this happens, the coins don't stay in stock for very long, so plan to be persistent and check frequently. eBay also has a buyer's guide for gold bullion that is a decent introduction to the topic and learning about basic coins like South African Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs, and American Gold Eagles. I don't have the link handy but it should be easy to dig up through Google.

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MCR said...

To pstajk: You have no idea... In this case, if pursued with dedication only, all tolls are transformative.

To Susan: I've been asking myself these questions a lot lately. I don't think it's quite time to start hunkering down just yet... I'm not rushing out to buy food or water... things like that.

But I sense that that time isn't far off.It's going to be a tough call for me to say exactly when we enter the "transition" phase. But I can smell it close by. The problem with the next phase, which may last ten or twenty or many more years, is that it is going to be chaotic and "rapid-fire".

Re Mexico: The release of the DoD report tells me that DoD wants attention drawn to this now. Of course we can see the writing on the wall for Mexico. But now, as with Judo, we watch to see which powers will flow and exert influence in which directions as that drama unfolds. It will give us a large new piece of map.

MCR

agape wins said...

F.Kamilov, Maybe we should try Russian banking?

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=6639088

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=24585&&name=n&&currPage=1&&Active=1

Shades of Diamond, when you try to fix something, first check if it was done before, like next door in
Australia!
What will our wildlife look like after our management ends? Out of control dogs, Rabid critters?
Crop management- predator control?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_australia_rabbit_infestation;_ylt=Ah72Q8qC8cX2Ohiv7zTsaYoazJV4

Amae also involves the nature around us!

Sebastian Ronin said...

Re the Panarin story:

This story is somewhat old hat, having first broken on November 25. At that time it was picked up on by Global Futures via the original story in Izvestia. It was a full month before the WSJ grabbed it. I covered it twice in my blog, most recently under the post, NAmerican Secessionist Movement Asleep-At-The Wheel.

I disagree with a lot of Panarin's analysis, especially with certain breakaways going to Mexico and Canada. What this reveals to me is that he is very much out of the loop re the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), the very silent creation of U.S. NorthCom (trampling of posse comitatus inclusive), and projected North American Union with the common currency of the Amero.

BTW, Mike, is NAU part of your perceived map? I am under the impression that "certain players" are pushing for a 2010 launch (prior to the September meltdown) and that they were a tad pissed that it was falling behind. Now that things are heating up, with any number of orchestrated "crises" in the works (the signal on Mexico inclusive), maybe things are back on schedule.

The Renegade Painter said...

I need to address an earlier post, The Remainders of Long Division, and specifically the part about clean coal. Mike, I couldn’t agree with you more right now about our need to stand firmly against clean coal and put a stop to it now. I’m watching a documentary called “Burning the Future: Coal in America”, and apparently the toxic ash from the burnt coal is unfathomably more dangerous than anything it is putting in the air. In the article you mentioned a chunk of Tennessee being poisoned by the toxic coal ash… it’s also happening/happened in Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and every other place with any significant coal fired power plants. They take the coal ashes and mining waste and dump it all in huge reservoirs called “coal slurry” impoundments usually between mountains. Just one impoundment can have billions of gallons of this toxic sludge. The impoundments aren’t lined, they’re too damn big, so the coal slurry seeps off into the ground water. The movie documents how the drinking water of whole towns has been rendered poisonous and undrinkable and has killed off all the wildlife… and that’s when the impoundments are working properly. It also documents how they’ve broken many many times. I think they said it was 1974 that one broke and a flash flood of the sludge killed 124 people instantly in what was called the Buffalo Creek Flood, horrible. But you’re probably familiar with all of this already. You have to understand that everything is really new to me. I would like to post more on this blog but there is so much happening at once I have trouble in trying to understand what it all means, I can’t keep up, but hell, I hadn’t left my own self-absorbed bubble till maybe two or so years ago, I am relatively young only 21, and I’ve only started paying attention to the wider world or really anything beyond my own personal trifles since the two or so years ago and since then it’s been the discovery of one horrendous thing after another and the ugliness of it all has left me shocked and sometimes grasping at straws. Ah, I’m full of rage and I have to thank you Mike, Jenna and contributors for giving me a sense of direction in these crazy times. Alright, that’s enough of this tangent. What I also wanted to bring up was that the video documented how the implementation of Clean Air Act laws on coal power plants was actually more harmful to at least the local environment. They would filter the coal smoke chemically to prevent the release of some toxins, or greenhouse gas or whatever it was, into the air, but the chemical filtration, then dumped with the rest of the shit into the coal slurry, was made of chemicals that are much more toxic than even the coal ash and would then seep into the ground water. The movie, which I haven’t watched in its entirety yet, also documents the people and organizations that are right now fighting the coal companies on these issues, which is really the most important part of all of this.

v said...

”CIA” calls for holy war against Israel.


V(incent)

remnant said...

In just some cursory reading, it takes about 6-7 years to build and commission an aircraft carrier.

Regards.

tim said...

And RanD gets the gold star! What preparations shall we do for a pole-shift? The only thing we can really accomplish is to spiritually mature and accept it.

Peter J. Nickitas said...

Here's a post that corroborates MCR's post on Russia.

http://mnweekly.ru/news/20081211/55360674.html

NSSE is an acronym I learned in "Rubicon". The major parties' national conventions were NSSE's in 2008. I read a Dep't of (Father)Homeland Security manual in the possession of the St. Paul City Attorney, which was a guide for law enforcement authorities in preparation for the RNC. The manual stated in two places that the RNC changed nothing in existing use of force policies for host and supporting law enforcement agencies.

I find that difficult to accept, in the face of widespread excessive use of force during the RNC. Does a source of citable authority exist that applies a veneer of legal pretext for abrogation of these use of force guidelines. Restated, I would like to find a citation to the playbook that the cops were using, and hiding from the public. Any help on this one?

Peter J. of Minneapolis

Disclosure: I represent several individuals who were subjected to excessive use of force by police during the RNC.

kiki said...

Federal Reserve Beige Report:
http://www.federalreserve.gov/fomc/beigebook/2009/20090114/default.htm

And I haven't seen anything relating to the Israel/Palistine escalation giving US reason to post troops there longterm ie staging area for 'other' possible mideast conflicts and why a route through palistine might be helpful

I do have a few thoughts on several planets and our sun lining up with the center of the milky way, winter solstice 2012 (happening every 26,000 yrs or so)- will look at your website notation RanD and perhaps comment - it doesn't seem a big stretch the 'pull' on the earth could increase during this time..............what Katune are we in now ?

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Misterseth said...

Mike,

The NSSE label is ominous on the one hand but unless I'm much mistaken there have been quite a few NSSE events since the Clinton administration introduced the legislation in 1998. Apart from 9/11 this includes the 2nd Bush inauguration, UN assemblies, party conventions and Superbowls. Nothing remarkable happened at all but one of them. I'm not sure that we should be particularly worried about the upcoming inauguration given that everything is already collapsing and the bandits have made off with the loot.

Is your concern owing to the remote possibility of perpetuating the Bush regime indefinitely under FEMA regulations should there be a real emergency during the inauguration? I suspect that the Bushes are actually happy to be scuttling off now.

Mark said...

San Miguel Mexico is a leading area where top scientists are working with permaculture designers to bore hole water for energy. Its a really promising energy out of Nova Scotia.

http://www.advancedsolutions.ca/geothermal.htmlI

I think its turning into an international eco village.

Mexico is in need of a civil war to evict the American installed imperial regime.

kiki said...

some of Bush twilight deregulatins discussed here, including coal slurry:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004749.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR

Title:
A Last Push To Deregulate
White House to Ease Many Rules
By R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 31, 2008; Page A01

I've seen references to how hard it is to 'undo' deregulations written in at end of term presidents but I can't find anything about the procedure to do so - does anyone have a link to explanation of same ?

stu said...

I was thinking about what's happening in Mexico in relation to globalization. When I typically look at the globalization of markets, I look at it from an American Prespective of all lost jobs in manufacturing, etc. But today I was looking at it from a different direction. Maybe the powers that be had to implement our global economy years ago to prevent poor and impoverished nations from imploding around us for the same security reasons that the DOD states. Did the US Govt. and their allies implement this strategy as a move to prevent the collapse of these poor countries years ago? Obviously everyone is paying for the mistakes made in the past, and we will continue to pay for a generation (or more) to come.

Gracie said...

Peter J of Minneapolis. I know Blackwater has been training with local law enforecment the past couple of years. Also, sheriffs around the country have been training in Israel under some kind of "exchange training" exercise. There are a few articles on the web about it. Here is one to check out.

http://www.lincolnjournalonline.com/news/2007/0419/Front_Page/001.html

taihenda said...

Iflipti said...

ですのでお願いがあります:外国人の先輩 のアドバイスをたずねたいです。。。

先輩かどうか分かりませんが、確かに外人です。。。

It is a tough call, but I would think Japan would be a better place to be when things unravel. While highly industrial and therefore subject to serious economic dislocation, the Japanese take care of their own and know how to survive when everything is scarce.

Michael said...

With Hillary's approval, the first direct action of AFRICOM???

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/15/sudan-unamid-obama

To paraphrase Randy Travis:

"Operator please connect me,
with 1992..."

No agent of change, is Obama. But I suppose we can look forward to yet another batch of minimum-wage jobs at hard labor, eh?

kiki said...

"By definition a presidential inauguration is an NSSE."

the part that bothers me is: since an NSSE is automatic for the inauguration then why declare an 'additional' emergency ?

Robert Paulsen said...

Thank you very much for that Democratic Underground link. I post there frequently, but sometimes the best threads slip past me. I warned them of this possibility back in 2007:

robertpaulsen (1000+ posts) Sat Jul-14-07 07:54 PM
Original message
We need to wake up to what's going on in Mexico NOW.

For about the last month or so, I have been watching with increasing concern dangerous developments in Mexico. Not just regarding the election being stolen from AMLO, increasingly violent escalation between drug cartels and government forces, or even the flight of economic refugees across the US/Mexico border. In my opinion, these are all symptoms of one overriding political and economic problem: oil depletion. In 2004, oil production peaked in Mexico and by almost all accounts, the decline is not going to be gradual:

Mexico: Peak Oil in Action

There is a present-day example of the World Problematique unfolding on the North American continent. It involves Peak Oil, climate change, food scarcity and socioeconomic instability. It brings the nature of the problems the world will face over the next few decades into stark relief.
The Scenario

* Mexico's biggest oil field is Cantarell. Its 2 million barrel per day output was responsible for 60% of Mexico's production, and all its oil exports to the United States.
* Those oil exports account for 40% of Mexico's public funding.
* Cantarell's output is known to be crashing (see graphic above). Production has declined by 25% in the last year and is predicted to be down about 60% from its peak by the end of 2007. The field will probably lose over 75% of its production capacity by the end of 2008.
* When this happens Mexico's economy will probably implode.
* The United States currently exports about 20% of its corn crop.
* Next year, 20% of the United States' corn crop is going to be used for ethanol.
* Mexico imports a substantial amount of corn from the United States.
* As Cantarell's output declines, oil exports to the US will drop in lockstep.
* As oil imports drop in the US, the pressure will mount to produce more ethanol as a substitute.
* As more corn is bought by the American ethanol industry, US corn exports, especially to Mexico, will slide.
* At the same time the probability is high that Global Warming will result in higher temperatures in Mexico, a country already at temperature risk.
* Rising temperatures will bring more drought conditions and a drop in Mexico's own corn production.
* Now you have a country with a decimated economy and declining food. This is a recipe for massive migration.
* The migration moves North as it has in the past, but this time in enormous numbers.
* As the economic refugees cross the border what do they find?
* In January, 2006, KBR (a subsidiary of Halliburton) was given a $385M contract to build a string of very large detention camps in the United States...
Peak oil, global warming, food, biofuels and authoritarianism — all rolled up into one neat but ugly little package. Coming to a border near you within 3 years.

snip

The Spectre of Revolution

When contemplating Mexico's future you should always remember her past. Mexican history is full of revolutionary episodes: the War of Independence of 1810; the Mexican Civil War or War of Reform of 1857; the Mexican Revolution of 1910; the Zapatista actions in Chiapas in 1994; and the recent violent confrontations in Oaxaca.

The effect of NAFTA on the lives of the Mexican poor has been devastating. In an echo of the enclosure movement in Britain many have been forced off land they traditionally occupied, either by economic circumstances or legislation. A good overview of Mexican agrarian history, including the impact of NAFTA, is available in this FAO document.

The 100+ year-old push-pull effect of the US economy on Mexican migration is a very well documented historical phenomenon. This time, circumstances are somewhat different. Many Mexican campesinos — subsistence farmers that either owned their own land or held it jointly in a collective called an ejido — were forced off their land due to NAFTA rules that allowed the dumping of highly subsidized, below market-priced US corn on the Mexican market. The land is still there, but now sits idle. In the event of a severe economic downturn there would likely be a large movement to return to the land as well as increased northward migration.

Cantarell's crash and PEMEX's impending bankruptcy present a political crisis of the first magnitude for Mexico's elite and threaten the stability of the small middle class. This crisis presents a great opportunity for the long downtrodden majority to gain power as has happened in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Conditions will be ripe for a resurgence of revolutionary sentiment in Mexico, which will probably take the form of an import of the Bolivarian Revolution championed by Hugo Chavez.

Of course, having such an incendiary political movement on their very doorstep will not sit well with the American industrial/political establishment. The probability of direct American political, economic and even military involvement in Mexican affairs as a result should not be lightly dismissed.


more...

http://www.paulchefurka.com/Mexico%20and%20the%20Problematique.html


This is a perfect recipe for recession in America and revolution in Mexico. If those numbers are correct expect that stew to come to a boil before Dumbya leaves office in January 2009. As you can see, the pot is already starting to simmer:


Mexico: A Nation-State Dissolves?
Posted by jeffvail on July 12, 2007 - 10:00am

In my annual new years predictions, I said that the most significant, and surprising, development of 2007 would be the collapse of both Mexico’s economy and its very existence as a viable Nation-State. While there hasn’t been a spectacular, single event confirming my prediction, there has been a steady erosion on all fronts—with five months left in the year, I’m not yet willing to push back my prediction of Mexico’s “collapse” to 2008. The decline of the Mexican Nation-State is a bellwether for the massively complex network of geopolitical influences sometimes termed above ground factors. It provides some insight into how symptoms of oil scarcity already being felt in poorer parts of the world will increasingly spill over into our own back yard…

snip

Before I highlight the specific events that are undermining the Mexican Nation-State, let me talk first for a moment about what it means for a Nation-State to collapse, an important topic as it’s an experience that will become increasingly common over the next decade. When a Nation-State collapses, the cities don’t all catch on fire simultaneously whilst roving hoards pillage the countryside and the population starves. Nation-State collapse is not the apocalypse—it is exactly what it suggests to be: the collapse of the notional union of Nation and State under one central, viable government. Nation-State collapse also doesn’t suggest that there will no longer be Nation-States. It is my prediction that there will be a Mexico, an Iraq, etc. for quite a long time. What collapse does mean is that the importance of Nation-States will decline sharply, as they become increasingly ineffectual both domestically and internationally. Nor does the decline of the Nation-State mean the decline of Nationalism and similar identifying sentiments. Quite the opposite: as States increasingly fail to care for their constituent Nations, those Nations will become increasingly susceptible to the black shirts and brown shirts of history, but these movements will be increasingly dissociated from States, more similar in organizational model to al-Qa’ida than to Nazi Germany. (See The New Map, a paper that I presented at the 2006 Yale International Law Conference, for an overview of this notion of the end of the Nation-State)

Mexico’s Oil Production is Collapsing

Production from Mexico’s Cantarell field is collapsing, and production from new fields are not making up the difference. It appears very likely that Mexico has permanently passed its peak oil production. On top of that, domestic consumption is rising, creating the classic Export Land effect: declining production and rising domestic consumption equal accelerated declines in exports. Taxes from these export revenues generate the largest share of revenue for the federal government. Recent reductions in the tax rate that the government applies to PEMEX, the state oil company, shows that this key source of revenue is failing. The collapse of Mexican oil production has been extensively discussed elsewhere—here it is only my aim to highlight this as a component in the collapse of the Mexican Nation-State, and the positive feedback loops between the two events.

snip
Mexico’s Monopoly on Violence is Collapsing

Not that Mexico was ever a poster-child for civic safety and effective policing, but the situation has grown considerably worse in the past year. There are mass desertions among the federal police. Outright infantry battles between crime organizations and the government are becoming a common occurrence. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of police, judges, government officials, and reporters have been assassinated over the past few years. What control the federal government continues to exercise in states such as Sonora, Sinaloa, and Nuevo Leon is mainly due to the fact that crime organizations don’t want to actually take over the territory—they already experience the benefits of acting as a sovereign government without the burdens, and they’re happy to leave those burdens to the “official” government.


more...

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/2752

Then there was this in yesterday's LA Times:

Mexican troops to guard energy sites
Guerrilla attacks on pipelines have caused fuel shortages for factories.
By Héctor Tobar, Times Staff Writer
July 13, 2007


MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon has dispatched a new 5,000-strong elite military unit to guard strategic sites, including oil refineries and hydroelectric dams, in the wake of guerrilla attacks on pipelines operated by the national oil and gas company, Pemex, according to news reports Thursday.

Business leaders said as many as 1,000 factories and other businesses in the Guanajuato-Queretaro region of central Mexico have been forced to shut down or reduce operations this week because of fuel shortages caused by attacks this month.

The leftist Popular Revolutionary Army, or EPR, claimed responsibility for the attacks Tuesday, saying they were in retaliation for the disappearance of two of their militants last year in the southern state of Oaxaca.

The EPR communique said the rebels had bombed three pipelines and a switching station in Queretaro and Guanajuato states. The explosions severed natural gas pipelines and a crude oil pipeline that links storage facilities in the Gulf of Mexico port of Poza Rica to a refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato, reducing fuel supplies in the region.

more...

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jul/13/world/fg-pemex13

You heard it here first, Mexico is going to be THE campaign issue by summer of 2008 and we better be prepared to deal with this humanely to counter the racism and/or xenophobia of the Rethugs. As you can see from the bold section on KBR's detention camps and with the increased use of PMCs by the neo-cons, they already have a plan to deal with this situation.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x1334856

While my prediction that this would be a campaign issue proved to be inaccurate, it appears as though in light of recent events, I was only off by a matter of months. Next week should be VERY interesting.

agape wins said...

I submitted this early this
morning, it seems to have gone
missing??

Jan., 15,09

All of you that are so insistent on acquiring gold, where are you located & how do you
intend to use you hoard of gold?
After the internet & phone service go down how are you going to trade that precious
gold, you will find plenty of traders, BUT, how will you value it?
Most of the legitimate dealers will be gone or underground, the Black Market will be
glad to skunk you & turn you in to their friends, you will be given a price, which you can not
confirm, and told "take it or leave it".
It's more involved than buying it on ebay, you have to have a future way of valuing what you
own, have a place to store is safely yet accessibly, and the ability to protect what you have!
Ask a lot of questions, educate yourself & those you love (you may not be around), your
future depends on knowledge about how to survive.

Mike is drawing us a map but not, Your MAP! Look around, who do you trust, who can
you depend on? "Trust me I look honest don't I"?
Anyone who has taken a long trip knows of the detours not on the best of maps, the Future
will be drawn by those who are survivors, those who can see where the bridge used to be,
in spite of the fog.

Killing goes on forever in Mexico!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090115/wl_afp/mexicocrimedrugs


Amae!

tim said...

RanD - I'll try my best to attempt this dialog. You believe that our most important purpose is to realize that we are really One. I agree. I also think that everything 3-dimensional will be transformed. I'm not as elegant with words as you, but what do you think? Always keep in mind what Einstein taught us about the "force" of gravity: it is a force that is so powerfull that it curves the dimensions of Space and Time, like a bowling ball on a bed.

Peter J. Nickitas said...

Gracie:

Thank you for the tip.

At the moment I have a suit against the Ramsey County Sheriff over a MN Gov't Data Practices Act violation in the works. The Commissioner of Administration already issued a favorable opinion for my client. I will keep you posted on the results and discoveries of this lawsuit.

MCR: Thank you for your post on Google. Your message resonates like the command from a fleet commander in battle: use the radio, but maintain discipline on all circuits.

With respect to Mexico, am I not mistaken to believe that the Canadian Parliament is still suspended? How long will that undemocratic phenomenon last? Where is the most likely pretext for emergency measures to take place in Canada? The SPP and Northcom's new charter put too much tinder, kindling, and petrol too close to any potential fire.

A "NSSE" is a pretext for Nazis (if you use your imagination, "NSSE" can be pronounced "Nazi," too).

Peter J. of Minneapolis