Friday, April 22, 2011

Reports from Rome

Obama Caesar (Image source)

Patrick J. Buchanan, on Barack Hussein Hoover: Is the world headed for a debt crisis to dwarf the one that befell us in 2008, when Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson stood aside and let Lehman Brothers crash?

No one knows for certain. As Yogi Berra said, “it’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

But the probability of a financial crisis increased this week after President Obama’s trashing of Rep. Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction plan as dragging us all back to the Dickensian days of “Oliver Twist.”

For the savagery of Obama’s attack persuaded Standard & Poor’s to begin to move to downgrade U.S. sovereign debt from the triple-A rating it has held since Pearl Harbor. ...

Paul Craig Roberts Talks With James Corbett about recent military intervention in Libya, possible military intervention in Syria, and the long-term Western goal of encirclement of China in a future engagement that will lead to a (nuclear) third world war.

Paul Craig Roberts Talks with Press TV about why US President Barack Obama needs to overthrow Qaddafi.

Paul Craig Roberts in Foreign Policy Journal writes on Libya: The DC/NATO Agenda and the Next Great War.

Brian Stewart: Is NATO prepared for a Gadhafi win in Libya? ... no one seems to have a clue how to answer the most crucial question of the moment: just how do we account for the fact Moammar Gadhafi's regime remains intact after a month of NATO bombings and pin-point attacks by cruise missiles?

Weeks ago, it was supposed to have been collapsing at any moment, right? Just a few more air raids, and it would crumble like a house of cards, opening up Gadhafi's capital, Tripoli, to the advancing rebel movement.

So, how does NATO explain that Gadhafi's military and security forces — dismissed as poorly trained and largely mercenary — have recently captured the key oil towns of Ras Lanuf and Brega while conducting a ferocious siege of Misrata? And all the while, facing the day and night aerial attacks with precision weapons that would rattle any army.

This is a bad development for Canada. This is certainly not what Prime Minister Stephen Harper had in mind when he became the first NATO leader to openly embrace "regime change" in Libya back in March as he dispatched a pocket-sized air contingent to help spearhead the first bombings of the North African country.

Harper foresaw Canada going in fast and briefly with its allies to protect Libyan demonstrators from massacre, with enough show of force to also shatter Gadhdafi's shaky regime. Neither his Conservative government nor the leaders of our other parties, it must be said, imagined we'd end up stuck on one side of what increasingly looks like a long civil war that will be hard to get free of.

There are potentially dangerous consequences for Canada at every turn here — not that you'd suspect this given the remarkable absence of this war as an issue in the current election campaign. ...

Bilderberg Insider: Kissinger Calls for US Ground Invasion of Libya: Despite the fact that the United States is embroiled in three major conflicts and can barely service its own gigantic debt, with Standard and Poor this week indicating the US will soon lose its triple-A credit rating, top globalist and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently told fellow elitists at three different globalist confabs that the US needs to launch a ground invasion of Libya and keep the war running for at least another year. ...

Obama OK's drones for attacks in Libya: U.S. President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drones in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Gates told CNN the unmanned Predators would allow for "some precision capability" against the forces of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi ...

And this via Aangirfan:Who Did 911? - PhD Kevin Barrett Speaks Out (Russia Today RT Interview)



  1. There is a theory that the Pentagon-NATO want a long war in Libya.

    - Aangirfan

  2. Re: long-war plans,

    Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya writes,

    The actions in the first ten days of the war were never meant to protect civilians. The military operations have been offensive in nature and a means to weaken Libya as an independent state. I mentioned earlier that I listened to the testimony of Admiral Stavridis to the U.S. Armed Services Committee in Washington and I would like to refer to it again. At the hearing both Admiral Stavridis and Senator McCain both unwittingly stated that sanctions and no-fly zones do not accomplish anything. This is very profound. If these actions do not accomplish anything, then why did the U.S. push for them to be imposed on the Libyans? The answer is that the operation is not of a humanitarian nature, it is an act of aggression meant to open the door into Libya and Africa for a new colonial project.