Fidel Castro’s Message Against Nuclear War: “In a Nuclear War the ‘Collateral Damage’ would be the Life of All Humanity.” !
A Forceful Message Calling for World Peace and the Survival of Humankind.
From October 12 to 15, 2010, I had extensive and detailed discussions with Fidel Castro in Havana, pertaining to the dangers of nuclear war, the global economic crisis and the nature of the New World Order. These meetings resulted in a wide-ranging and fruitful interview that will be published shortly by Global Research and Cuba Debate. The following message by Fidel against Nuclear War was recorded on October 15. Below is the text of this brief and forceful message as well the video recording. This important message is based on Fidel Castro’s analysis and understanding of the dangers of military escalation including the threats (confirmed by statements of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton) to use tactical nuclear weapons on a pre-emptive basis against Iran.
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, October 21, 2010
The use of nuclear weapons in a new war would mean the end of humanity. This was candidly foreseen by scientist Albert Einstein who was able to measure their destructive capability to generate millions of degrees of heat, which would vaporize everything within a wide radius of action. This brilliant researcher had promoted the development of this weapon so that it would not become available to the genocidal Nazi regime.
Each and every government in the world has the obligation to respect the right to life of each and every nation and of the totality of all the peoples on the planet. Today there is an imminent risk of war with the use of that kind of weapon and I don’t harbour the least doubt that an attack by the United States and Israel against the Islamic Republic of Iran would inevitably evolve towards a global nuclear conflict.
The World’s peoples have an obligation to demand of their political leaders their Right to Live. When the life of humankind, of your people and your most beloved human beings run such a risk, nobody can afford to be indifferent; not one minute can be lost in demanding respect for that right; tomorrow will be too late.
Albert Einstein himself stated unmistakably: “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. We fully comprehend what he wanted to convey, and he was absolutely right, yet in the wake of a global nuclear war, there wouldn’t be anybody around to make use of those sticks and stones.
There would be “collateral damage”, as the American political and military leaders always affirm, to justify the deaths of innocent people. In a nuclear war the “collateral damage” would be the life of all humanity. Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!
Fidel Castro Ruz
October 15, 2010
- Is Europe about to have a mini ice age? Winter is starting 3-4 weeks early!
Snow falls in Yorkshire – In October!
Snow fell as far south as Yorkshire as drivers were stranded in cars following blizzards in Scotland as winter came early to Britain. Early snow covered parts of Aberdeenshire, the Cairngorms and Shetland – as well as the Pennines. A number of drivers needed police assistance after getting stuck on the B974 at Cairn o’Mount, near Aberdeen.
Siberian swans signal start of Arctic winter
The first migrating Siberian swans have arrived three weeks early as Britain braces itself for a blast of Arctic weather. The birds fly 2,500 miles from Russia each year to escape the freezing winds blowing behind them. According to folklore, their early arrival signals the start of a long, harsh winter. Eight Bewick swans touched down in Britain late on Sunday night, marking the earliest arrival since 2003.
They landed as a blast of cold air swept in from the Arctic, bringing frost and sub-zero temperatures to many parts over the weekend. The village of Benson near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, recorded the lowest temperature of 38.3 degrees Fahrenheit (-3.5C) on Saturday night. The Met Office forecasts that it will get even colder by mid-week, with daytime temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5C) in some parts and cold winds expected to bring a dusting of snow to higher ground in the north.
Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae Bailout ‘to Double’! Why California is About to Fall Off Into an Ocean of Unpayable Debt!
- You should have no doubts that the Feds will execute QE to infinity. As many as 46 out of 50 states are bankrupt. America is bankrupt at practically all levels: federal, state, municipal, city…. and 42 million Americans are on food stamps. The Chinese are selling their massive treasury hoard. It has gone down from US$983B (Sept 2009) to US$846B (July 2010). Who is going to bail out America? Who has the money and is insane enough to lend knowing that they will never be repaid, except in debased dollars? Jim Sinclair on the certainty of QE to infinity and the rise in gold price:
What you need to focus on is the fact that the Federal Reserve has no other option but to go with QE to infinity. QE never ended, it only became camouflaged through the methods it was utilized such as guaranteeing everything in sight. What the market anticipates is more on the down low commentary by the Fed concerning QE. Remember that the Fed sees things within the US financial system that even other governments cannot such as the real risk of the rollover of securitized mortgage debt OTC derivative instruments.
You are witnessing the beginning of a period in the gold price that will be marked by totally outrageous volatility. I have told you many times I have no doubt whatsoever about gold trading at $1650. Historically I have done well with price objectives on gold. I will do well this time around. If I had any concern it would be that I am much too conservative in my objectives.
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bailout ‘to double’
The ultimate cost of rescuing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae may double, their government regulator has said. The US government has already given the two federal mortgage agencies $148bn (£94bn) in capital injections. But because of continuing loan losses, that figure may increase to between $221bn-$363bn, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
Why California is About to Fall Off Into an Ocean of Unpayable Debt
…..We’re talking about a perfect storm: more state services needed for an aging population, a workforce that will spend more years in retirement than they did contributing to the funds, and a smaller ratio of working-age taxpayers and contributing state workers to pay for it all.Some of the key findings in the report include:
• By around 2012 or 2013, the three major state pensions’ obligations will be more than five times as large as total state tax revenue.
• Not only will California’s growing senior population depend on Medi-Cal and other state services, but public school enrollment is likely to rise in the coming years. The state can ill afford to fund pensions by cutting back on these services.
• In 2009, the pension liability came out to $3,000 per working-age adult in the state. By 2014, it will triple to over $10,000 per working-age Californian.
Chicago faces crisis over pension funding, how to pay for it
…the chairman of the Finance Committee, Ald. Ed Burke, today talked about a far larger problem. One in four pension funds for city workers will go broke in the next decade, if current funding levels continue and markets don’t improve, and all will be belly up by 2032 if nothing gives. “It’s similar to watching the house burn down without turning on the fire hydrant,” said Burke, 14th, during the first day of hearings on Daley’s proposed $6.15 billion budget. “At the present time, the city pension funds are actually selling assets to meet obligations.”
- The Anglo-American hegemony is no longer as strong as it was 30 years ago. However, they are still the dominant superpower controlling about 60%-70% of the world’s economy. It stretches from North America, EU, ANZ, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and the middle east satellite states of Israel, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait…etc.
- The endgame is a One World Currency, Global Central Bank and World Government. How do you persuade nations to sign on to this? You destroy all fiat currencies via competitive devaluations, currency debasement. All countries who reject the new hegemony will face war. People who think that world war will not come about are naive. This is not about getting people to accept a new fiat currency. It is about the remaking of the world into a New Technocratic, Scientific, Fascist Police State World Order.
- All these G20 talks about currency realignment will fail. It is simply setting the stage for the next move. The script is the 1929 -1939 Great Depression. Currency war, capital controls, protectionism, trade barriers, a polarized world, economic depression, social unrest, collapse of world trade…. world war. The sole superpower America will be used much like Germany was used for world war.
U.S. plan hits opposition at G20, FX accord remote
G20 officials are unlikely to reach an accord rejecting currency devaluations and capping current account balances, an informed source said on Thursday, after U.S. proposals ran into stiff opposition. The swift rebuff of a U.S. call for numerical targets for “sustainable” trade surpluses and deficits underscored difficulties facing Group of 20 finance ministers gathering in South Korea to try to defuse tensions over currencies and economic imbalances.
The G20 source, who has direct knowledge of deliberations at the meeting, said the proposals had not found favor with India, China and other emerging economies, or even the likes of Germany, which has a large current account surplus. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called for an agreement on exchange rate policy “norms.”
“Right now, there is no established sense of what’s fair,” he told the paper. “We would like countries to move toward a set of norms on exchange rate policy.”
Washington is also floating the idea of specific targets for current account balances. This would build on a G20 pledge a year ago to tilt growth away from exports in fast-growing surplus countries, such as China, and to boost savings in rich deficit economies, including the United States. “We are exploring whether we can agree to commit to keep the external imbalances to levels that are more sustainable,” Geithner said.
The United States faces pressure from all sides on its trade policies. Some lawmakers in Congress are pushing legislation that would punish China for keeping its currency undervalued to gain a trade advantage. Big multinational U.S. companies want a hands-off approach.
The G20 source said the drafting of a communique would only begin late on Friday after a first round of meetings between finance ministers and central bank governors in Gyeongju. “If the U.S. persists with that line, we will oppose it,” he said, adding that the final communique would make a rather “subdued” reference to currencies and current account balances.
French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said coordination on currency policy was lacking and that Asia had a vital role to play. “We can see there are imbalances, that coordination is at times lacking on policy,” she said in Paris.
“LET’S ALL LIVE IN PEACE”
Diplomats said Washington was proposing that countries should aim to limit their surplus or deficit on the current account — the broadest measure of trade in goods and services — to 4 percent of gross domestic product. But German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said he was opposed to numerical goals. ….
Russian deputy finance minister Dimitry Pankin was also skeptical about the U.S. initiative. “The United States will try to put the question of exchange rates and current account balances at the top of the agenda, to try to press China to make some commitments on this issue. In my view it is unlikely that they will succeed,” Pankin said. “Most likely, there will be some general words, along the lines of ‘let’s all live in peace’. I do not expect much success in this sphere,” he told reporters.
An Indian finance ministry official gave equally short shrift to Geithner’s idea of numerical goals. “I do believe that this has to be looked at more fundamentally. By artificially linking current account deficit levels to the GDP you are merely skimming the surface. I am not sure that this will be supported by very many emerging economies,” the official told Reuters.
Pankin criticized Washington for piling pressure on emerging markets to lead a rebalancing when it was loose U.S. policy settings that were sending capital pouring into developing economies, generating pressure for their exchange rates to rise. “We think that such policies will not come to any good,” he said. Things would not turn out well unless the United States cut its budget deficit and tightened monetary policy, he added.
His forthright remarks contrasted with the emollient note on exchange rates struck by Geithner, who hopes that, by preaching currency cooperation, he can coax China into allowing the value of the yuan to rise more quickly. Major currencies were “roughly in alignment now,” Geithner told the Wall Street Journal.
The Treasury chief repeated his view that the yuan, also known as the renminbi, was significantly undervalued. But he said that would be corrected over time if the brisker pace of appreciation witnessed since September were sustained. “If China knew that if it moved more rapidly, other emerging markets would move with them, it would be easier for them to move,” Geithner said.
Countries from Brazil to G20 host South Korea are loath to allow their exchange rates to rise for fear of losing competitiveness to China. For its part, Beijing is adamant that the yuan’s rate of climb must be gradual.
“If the renminbi exchange rate is not stable, companies will not be stable, employment will not be stable and society will not be stable,” the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, said in an editorial on Thursday.
The task for finance ministers and central bank governors, at a two-day meeting starting on Friday, is to paper over such tensions so they do not mar a G20 summit next month in Seoul.
- This engineered crisis is a big gamble for the Anglo-American Illuminist hegemony. It is not without big risk but the prize being played for is far greater than the current world order. Although, the USD is rightfully the world reserve currency, the Anglo-American elite do not control the entire world. What they are playing for is the complete financial domination of the world. A New World Order where every country will be ruled by a central corporate fascist world government.
- For their game plan to succeed they need to destroy the current order and remake it into something drastically different. Imagine a day when national sovereignties do not exist, when local laws, customs, norms, work week, public holidays…. are all replaced by a centrally dictated set of rules and regulations. Imagine a state instituted, sanctioned religion, something along the line of communist China where religion is subservient to the central government.
- For this plan to work, America will be sacrificed. It is being emasculated as we ‘speak’. No country will be allowed to be a superpower ie. permitted to challenge the One World Government. How do they intend to destroy powerful countries like America, China, India….etc.? Their plan calls for a world war 3. Out of this genocidal Illuminist engineered world war will come calls for a world government and the surrender of national armies to a world army. Nuclear arms and other WMDs will be surrendered to this world army.
- Microchipping of all citizens will happen. Full control and total dominance over every aspect of our lives are their ultimate aim. The New World Luciferian Order is a police state where no rebellion or bad behavior is countenanced.
Global Economy on Brink
Analysis: Tide of history runs against would-be G20 grand bargain … Speculation of a grand bargain by the Group of 20 to rebalance the global economy is swirling ever faster thanks to China’s surprise decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2007. Higher rates ought to push up the yuan, one element of the mooted deal. Whispers that the Federal Reserve will go easy with an expected second round of quantitative easing – printing money to buy government bonds – point to the quid pro quo for China, which is alarmed at the prospect of the dollar’s debasement. – Reuters
We are dedicated and professional meme watchers, and to us the upcoming G20 meetings in Korea promise to be interesting indeed, whether or not the mainstream media wishes to put them in the appropriate context. From OUR point of view, the world is increasingly approaching a tipping point and people who wish the best for their families and also for their portfolios will want to watch what is unfolding in Korea. If the West and the IMF can pull it off, then true global governance moves one step closer – maybe a big step. If they do not, then a 100-year’s worth of planning may begin to be in jeopardy.
This is important, is it not? The Bell tries to predict whether the truth-telling of the Internet is undermining – and rendering ineffective – the fear-based promotions of the Anglo-American elite. In this case, “currency wars” are obviously a meme that the elite has chosen to flog. The idea is that if each big country goes its own way the world will collapse into a hodgepodge of bickering nation-states and any hope of rationalizing currencies and avoiding a ruinous trade war will be lost.
…. the Western elite conspiracy always seeks to turn setbacks to its advantage. In this case, it is proposing, as a result, that the International Monetary Fund should function with a single currency as a kind of global central bank. In the past we scoffed at the idea that the IMF would be able to offer a replacement to the dollar reserve currency, because contrary to popular belief, there likely has only been one reserve currency in the history of the modern world – the dollar – and it achieved its pre-eminence only after every other nation-state had been laid low during World War II.
Our point in past articles has been that the dollar reserve currency derives its power from a process that Mao was most familiar with – the barrel of a gun. Of course the mainstream media would never explain it this way. The most common explanation is that “countries hold dollars to purchase oil.” What is never added is that the US itself set up this particular parameter after World War II. And we doubt the US asked politely. It simply told Saudi Arabia and the other oil producing nations what they were going to do and how they were going to do it.
But of late, we have been reminded mostly by the IMF’s actions, that the IMF too is an Anglo-American creature, as is the World Bank and even the International Bank for Settlements. The UN, too, is Anglo-American controlled. Thus we can see, if we want to be blunt about it, that the entire apparatus of world government is an Anglo-American invention. So it doesn’t really matter if the dollar is part of the deal, so long as the Anglo-American axis retains control of the reins of governance.
In fact this is where the rub is. The post-war dominance of the Anglo-American axis is no more. If the Anglo-American axis wants to set up a truly worldwide government complete with a global currency and central bank, it will have to do considerable power sharing. And even then we are not sure that leaders of such countries as India, China and Brazil are in the mood to erect yet another economic Pax America, even if it is one in which they have considerable say.
Yesterday we noted that Brazil has declined to participate in some of the runup meetings to upcoming G20 confabs. “Reuters reported on Friday that Finance Minister Guido Mantega would not be attending the meeting and would unveil new currency measures aimed at containing a rapid rise in the real BRBY this week.” So not only did Brazil not attend, it also was busy instituting NEW currency measures.
Meanwhile, the Chinese leadership, aghast no doubt at continuing real-estate inflation, raised rates in a surprise move this week. But the West’s mainstream press covered the rate increase as if it were some sort of gift to the IMF and the West. China had raised rates to avoid a currency war not a real-estate meltdown. There was even speculation (see article excerpt above) about an agreement between American Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the Chinese. Bernanke would proceed less aggressively with the upcoming planned spate of money-printing (QE2) and the Chinese in turn would raise rates, easing the dollar.
From our humble perspective this is truly grasping at straws. The West and the IMF will at this point do or say ANYTHING to give the appearance that the Anglo-American axis still firmly holds the tiller and is pointing the ship of global governance away from dangerous twin shoals of Selfish and Disruptive National Interest that lie dead ahead. It is quite a comedown for the axis in our opinion. Only 50 years ago the globe was mostly prostrate and America alone controlled 50 percent of the world’s industrial output. But it wasn’t good enough for the elite. They stage-managed the West into an economic breakdown in order, apparently, to negate homegrown resistance to their schemes. Now they may be left with their ruined national bases and yet without the Holy Grail of global leadership.
There are some in the alternative Internet media and news community that believe the Anglo-American power elite is purposefully undermining the dollar in order to make IMF SDRs (and eventually the bancor) look more and more attractive. But if they are doing so, they are taking another big risk. They would be likely undermining an established world currency (the dollar) with no guarantee that the IMF will be able to impose its ambitious agenda on the unruly G20.
There are plenty of other currencies that are being discussed by various countries around the world. Various baskets of commodities and even gold and silver have been proposed. It may well be that the IMF is not the only game in town. As we were about to finish this article up, a feedbacker brought the following AP article to our attention. It begins: “TEHRAN, Iran – The leaders of Iran and Venezuela hailed what they called their strong strategic relationship on Wednesday, saying they are united in efforts to establish a ‘new world order’ that will eliminate Western dominance over global affairs.”
For 100 years, the Anglo-American axis pursued (in our view) a secret conspiracy to run the world. But in this era of Internet truth-telling, the conspiracy is not a secret any longer and even Western money power is losing its ability to intimidate. Here’s more: “Iran and Venezuela are united to establish a new world order based on humanity and justice,” Ahmadinejad said, repeating his predictions that those who today seek “world domination are on the verge of collapse.” (-AP)
The upcoming G20s meetings are going to be a critical ones. The Anglo-American axis badly needs to present a unified face to the world. There used to be an inevitability about Western promotions, but today? After 100 years, Anglo-American efforts to build world government are becoming both frenetic and labored. Assuming the elite is not printing money to bring down the Western system, then the reason to continually “stimulate” is to try to breath life into moribund Western systems so as to kick-start employment. Why would the elite bother unless it was worried about civil unrest and even insurrection? One could conclude that things are not exactly going to plan.
Conclusion: The ramifications of all this are gigantic and the plot will be played out over the coming weeks and months. If G20 countries do choose to go their own way, the painstaking legal construct of trade treaties, banking regulations and UN supervised financial approaches will begin to totter. The ruinous, authoritarian edifice that Western powers-that-be have erected during the past century could start to topple. The world would be freer, not less free.