Conclusive Evidence That BP Misrepresented Gulf Oil Spill Sent to Congress
Gulf Rescue Alliance (GRA) has just sent a briefing package to the Attorney Generals of Alabama and Louisiana which presents evidence they believe has never seen the light of day concerning the how and why of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster and subsequent release of toxic oil into the Gulf—oil that is still gushing from various seabed fractures and fissures.
The evidence provided therein clearly indicates:
• The unmentioned existence of a 3rd Macondo well (the real source of the explosion, DWH sinking and ensuing oil spill)
• The current condition of this well being such that it can never be properly capped.
• The compromised condition of the seabed floor being such that there are multiple unnatural sources of gushers continuing to pour into the Gulf, with Corexit dispersant still suppressing its visibility
• That the highly publicized capped well (Well A) never occurred as reported, and in fact was an abandoned well, hence it was never the source of the millions of gallons released into the Gulf.
GRA’s special report (a comprehensive compilation of research released by insiders and experts through confidential internet sources) has been forwarded to Congress in advance of BP’s upcoming trial on Monday, February 27th in New Orleans, LA. Entitled An Expert’s Analysis of ROV Film Footage Taken at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Site, it has also been submitted to the appropriate federal, state and county authorities, plaintiff attorneys, and environmental and health advocacy groups who have a stake in the outcome of the trial.
“The Gulf Rescue Alliance has no interest in publicity for itself, pointing fingers, finding who to blame or anything else; we are interested in catalyzing action on an urgent basis to save the Gulf from long-term, disastrous impacts by getting actual solutions being applied; solutions that have been blocked by the EPA for the past 23 years. We hold the EPA directly responsible for keeping in place the destructive response protocols used in this disaster aka Corexit. The Gulf and the life it supports can’t wait 3, 6 or 12 months for a trial to bring a resolution; nor will a real resolution be possible if no admission occurs of the currently uncapped well. Justice and damage dollars will mean nothing if the Gulf is dead,” said a spokesperson for GRA.
Much of the original underwater video that was analyzed comes from oilspillhub.org*, “an online resource for those studying the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The site provides an archive of the underwater video of the event, as well as additional tools and resources for educators, scientists, and engineers who are expanding our knowledge of environmental issues.”
“Oilspillhub.org is developed and hosted by Purdue University working in cooperation with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.”
The aforementioned “Expert’s Analysis” makes plain the fact that much information, of which BP et al. was the exclusive source, had been misrepresented with prior deliberation before being submitted to the US Federal Government and other concerned parties. In many cases the forensic analysis has laid bare a pattern of tampering with evidence in an attempt to mitigate the compensatory and punitive damages BP might be forced to pay.
This extraordinary report goes on to document a scenario in which it appears that BP illegally drilled more than one well at the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Furthermore, the well that was ultimately capped after 87 straight days of gushing oil and gas into the Gulf may not be the one that was licensed by the appropriate US permitting agencies.
The factual sequence of events, and especially the actual response by BP, appear to be far different from those reported in the media and by the Coast Guard. It is important to note that BP was given a lead position in the unified command structure authorized by the US Federal Government immediately following the burning and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon. This transference of authority away from the impacted state governments was unprecedented in US history and created a virtual monopoly over the flow of information from BP to the appropriate authorities, as well as to the public-at-large.
From even a cursory reading of this “Expert’s Analysis” it becomes clear that the actual evolution of the BP oil spill fits a narrative that is replete with instances of covering up and altering much essential data and information, which would have served as definitive evidence against BP in numerous foreseen legal actions. Ultimately, much of the information contained in this report may serve to “indict” not only BP and their corporate co-conspirators on several different violations of federal law and state statutes, but also various departments and agencies within the US Federal Government.
However, this was not the purpose for writing this report; rather this consortium of environmental organizations, health advocacy groups and citizen activists encourage the efficient dissemination of this analysis (and its various assessments) in the interest that the much needed federal programs and state initiatives will be implemented expeditiously to “clean up the Gulf”. They are particularly concerned and eager to see the proper remediation of the GOM waters, beaches, wetlands and estuaries begin in earnest.
“All this is absolutely relevant to the case at hand; and particularly getting this vital information into the hands of the Attorney General of Alabama and anyone else involved in this trial. But our purpose for doing so is to gain attention to what we consider the real situation: EPA’s continued endorsement of toxic Corexit dispersants being used in the Gulf waters, as well as their enforced ban on safe, non-toxic bioremediation products such as Oil Spill Eater II-an effective EPA tested and approved product used around the world,” said GRA.
“It would seem plausible that government officials knew of the information about the 3rd Well but aided in covering it up similar to the recent PEER report revealing the fact that top White House officials manipulated scientific analyses by independent experts to seriously lowball the amount of oil leaking from the BP Deepwater Horizon.”
The formal report can be found at the link below:
An Expert’s Analysis of ROV Film Footage Taken at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Site
You may access the following links below for the contents of this briefing package—please be patient and allow time to download
“President Barack Obama Posted A Fraudulent Birth Certificate On The White House Blog” — State of the Nation 2012
Original post at: State of the Nation 2012
Conclusive proof that the President’s long form birth certificate is a fake
The article posted below entitled: From A to Z: What’s wrong with Obama’s birth certificate? concerns President Barack Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate (LFBC) which he posted at the whitehouse.gov website as follows:
This ‘official document’ was finally “filed in the public domain” in response to a growing furor over the lack of transparency surrounding the legitimacy of his alleged long-form birth certificate. The formal announcement by President Obama about the release of this eagerly awaited birth certificate was posted at the The White House Blog on April 27, 2011.
Nine months later there is mounting, conclusive evidence and expert testimony pointing directly to the fact that a fraudulent birth certificate copy has been posted by the President at the official White House website.
Where is the National Press Corp?
Where is the WashPo, NYT, WSJ, and USA Today?
Based on black and white evidence published on a government website, a sitting president has given every appearance that federal laws have been broken, perhaps a number of felony crimes committed. In short the public trust and social contract have been violated in a quite profound and fundamental way.
And, yet, the fourth estate (except the truly alternative media) is AWOL?
The mainstream media is out to lunch?
As for all the major networks like CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and FOX – our national watchdogs – there’s simply nobody home?
Many courageous individuals proficient in those disciplines which are required for an in-depth technical analysis of the concerned long-form birth certificate copy have stepped forward with their evaluation reports. Most of these experts have decades of applicaable experience, technical expertise and working knowledge which qualify them to make authoritative assessments. All of them have written that the LFBC, which still appears today at The White House Blog, is either a forgery, a fake, an altered document, a manipulated form or a fraudulent birth certificate. All of them have stated, categorically, that this officially posted birth certificate cannot be a copy of the authentic Long Form Birth Certificate which would have been originally issued by the State of Hawaii in the year of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth.
Do you get the picture yet?! We have a sitting President, of these United States Of America, who failed to submit the appropriate official records in support of his qualifications and fitness to occupy the highest office in the land the first time around. And now, as he runs for the same office again, it appears that he has submitted a fraudulent birth certificate as evidence of being a natural born citizen of the USA. This is a constitutional lawyer, who is surrounded by the best legal advisers in the country, who may very well have committed a serious felony (or multiple felonies) in pursuit of his political ambitions.
Where do we go from here? Has anyone considered the chaos and division that this looming constitutional crisis will give rise to as this state of affairs comes to light? And come to light it will if Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse has anything to say about it. This 501(c)(3) organization, formed under the auspices of Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Department to investigate the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, has been constituted as follows:
“The “Cold Case Posse,” however, has been described as a “posse within the posse,” consisting of volunteers with professional experience in conducting investigations, including individuals chosen because of their professional backgrounds in law enforcement, as well as lawyers who have participated in criminal or civil cases and individuals with specialized skills in fields ranging from accounting to conducting criminal forensic examinations.”
Come February the nation will receive the final results of the Cold Case Posse’s criminal investigation. The Maricopa County Sheriff will make public a formal report which will likely detail the extraordinary amount of fraudulent and unlawful conduct on the part of numerous government officials. Speculation is rife that high-ranking individuals within the US Federal Government, Democratic Party, State of Hawaii, Main Stream Media, among many other complicit parties will be implicated in this extremely well-planned, precisely coordinated and convoluted conspiracy to defraud the American people.
At the very least these violations of law have been described by many legal experts as felonious, and therefore meet the level of high crimes and misdemeanors necessary for the formal impeachment of the President. However, the critical constitutional questions, which will surely emerge from such a scenario, are of much greater importance for the continued functioning of the US Government, as well as well as the nation-at-large. For instance, all of the government business conducted by an illegitimate executive branch would be considered legally null and void. Furthermore, such a predicament would force the immediate dissolution of the current Administration.
How did we get here? Only someone (read: some cabal) with extraordinary power, influence and money could have perpetrated the necessary crimes to pull off this caper with such impunity and impeccable execution. Anyone who can get away with such a highly complex, ongoing, multi-year crime spree right under the spotlight of the most intense media attention in presidential election cycle history must be very well-positioned indeed. Not too unlike the ‘same’ network that assassinated JFK, complete with a coverup which continues intact up to this very day.
It should also be noted that just this past week “a judge in Georgia has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court this week in a lawsuit challenging whether he is a natural-born US citizen qualified to be president” as described in the following headline. The second headline below gives details of the same legal proceedings.
Now we come to the real megillah. Anyone who approaches the information contained in the following article – with a reasonable degree of intellectual integrity – will understand that Barack Hussein Obama, through his personal behavior and professional conduct, has exposed himself to being prosecuted for felony crimes committed before and while serving his term as President of the United States of America.
Referenced article begins below the dotted line:
A QUESTION OF ELIGIBILITY
From A to Z: What’s wrong with Obama’s birth certificate?
Examine for yourself mounting evidence that president’s document isn’t genuine
Posted: May 13, 2011
12:15 am Eastern
© 2011 WND
After years of stonewalling and fighting in court to keep his long-form birth certificate under wraps, President Barack Obama has publicized an image of the document he claims should resolve his birthplace once and for all.
But is it the real deal?
In his speech announcing the birth certificate’s release, Obama quickly tried to silence critical analysis of document:
“I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest, but I’m speaking to the vast majority of the American people,” Obama said. “We do not have time for this kind of silliness.”
But Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, the only news agency that has waged a relentless investigative campaign on questions swirling around Obama’s constitutional eligibility, warns those questions shouldn’t be dismissed so quickly.
“The news media and the political establishment were quick to rush to judgment regarding Obama’s eligibility in 2008, without any basis,” Farah said. “It would be a big mistake for everyone to jump to a conclusion now based on the release of this document, which raises as many questions as it answers.”
Some of those questions have already been resolved – such as rumors WND debunked claiming the name of the hospital on the document was fictitious – while others present significant challenges to accepting the birth certificate’s validity.
Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, the chief of Stand Up America, a national security expert and Fox News contributor, says the “Certificate of Live Birth” released in April by the White House is a forgery, but the FBI is covering the fraud and no one in Congress is willing to tackle the situation because of fears of a “black backlash” if the failings of the nation’s first black president are revealed.
Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely
In an interview with Greg Corombos for WND, Vallely, who previously has expressed concerns about whether the Obama administration is in violation of the U.S. Constitution, said, “His actual birth certificate has never been found in Hawaii nor released from Hawaii hospital there, Kapiolani hospital there, if it in fact did exist.”
“We’ve had three CIA agents, retired, and some of their analytical associates look at it, and all came to the same conclusion, that even the long-form was a forged document,” Vallely said.
“No members of Congress will take this on. The word I get out of Washington is that they don’t want to challenge this because it would be in fact a felony offense and in some cases may be even treasonous and [they are] afraid of a black backlash from some of the urban areas,” Vallely said.
“But that’s a very poor excuse for not taking necessary steps to make sure this president in fact is a legitimate president under Article 2 and he is a born U.S. citizen.”
The departments of government designed to uncover wrongdoing, in this case, are on the wrong side, he said.
“I think they’re (the FBI) covering for this administration. I think the corruption within this administration is so proliferated through the agencies of government now, we’re just in a bad situation here. I think the lack of confidence in our government is growing and many feel that not only all the members of Congress but even our courts are corrupted at this time,” he said.
A multitude of questions over Obama’s eligibility to occupy the Oval Office under the requirements in the Constitution that call for a “natural born citizen” have been raised since before he was elected.
In a detailed analysis, a nationally recognized computer expert who has served as contributing author and technical editor for more than 100 books on Adobe and Microsoft software says the Obama long-form birth-certificate image released by the White House is a fake.
“The PDF file released by the White House contains evidence of manipulation suggesting that one or more forgers utilized existing Hawaiian birth certificates to assemble fraudulently for Barack Obama a document the president presented to the world as authentic,” Mara Zebest told WND.
Zebest has prepared a full analysis of the image that was presented April 27 by Barack Obama to the world as a copy of his original birth documentation in the state of Hawaii.
The image released online is a copy of Obama’s copy of the original, as are the paper copies that were handed out to reporters.
Zebest’s analysis begins by documenting inconsistencies in the pixels and bitmap text that display throughout the Obama file, for instance, in the birth certificate number 10641, as seen in Exhibit 1:
Exhibit 1. Obama birth certificate, 4/27/11. Viewed in Adobe Acrobat at 1200 percent zoom
Exhibit 2 offers more examples of the telltale inconsistencies Zebest found. First, defining her terms, Zebest explains that “antialiasing” is the transition of pixel colors that occurs when differing color tones bump into each other in an image. It offers a smooth line (to the eye) when viewed at the normal zoom. Viewed in a closeup mode it appears as an angled pattern. She explains, “Without antialiasing, the edges appear jagged or bitmapped.” Bitmapping is a specific computer format used for images that gives them a more choppy appearance when zoomed.
According to Zebest:
- Bitmap text versus antialiasing text: Notice the bitmap X checkbox in question compared to the antialiased X checkbox in question “e” – major inconsistency.
- Additionally, the checkboxes are slightly different widths and positioned differently. (Pixels of checkboxes on the bottom right overlap line pixels below, almost as if the boxes were copied and pasted and manually positioned).
- Some letter characters are identical, pixel for pixel, almost as if they were copied and pasted and then moved into position. For example, the lowercase “i” in the word Inside is identical to the first “i” in judicial.There are many similar identical instances as there are dissimilar typesetting examples of different fonts – both suggesting compilation of a document digitally.
- Irregular typesetting spacing which is not consistent with proportional spacing used by computers or monospacing used by typewriters in 1961 – but is consistent with copy and pasting and moving letters around. Example: The word “Yes,” which has too much space between “Y” and “e” and not enough space between “e” and “s.”
“A normal document scanned and saved as a PDF file would not display these inconsistencies unless the document had been digitally altered,” she said. “A digitally altered document is by definition a manufactured document, or in everyday parlance – a forgery.”
Exhibit 2. Obama birth certificate, 4/27/11. Evidence of Font typesetting inconsistencies
Exhibit 3 demonstrates mixed solid bitmapped character elements combined with antialiased elements in the signature of Ann Dunham and in the text of the form immediately above her first name, Stanley, enclosed in parentheses.
Exhibit 3. Obama birth certificate, 4/27/11. Inconsistencies within signatures
“Typed characters in the birth certificate form appear to have been altered digitally by the forgers whenever signatures overlapped or bumped against printed text characters in the form,” she said.
Figure 4 shows the dates stamped into boxes 20 and 22 on the form displaying different color tones within the date stamp, such that some of the digits are dark black – especially the last digit “1” in both instances – while other digits are a light gray.
Exhibit 4. Obama birth certificate, 4/27/11. Inconsistencies in pixel colors and spelling errors
“My guess is that the creator of this document was inexperienced when it comes to a multitude of concepts in using Adobe software,” Zebest said. “Whoever forged the Obama birth certificate might have known enough to be dangerous, but not enough to know how to cover up their tracks.”
Exhibit 4 also notes the misspelling of “THE” in the rubber stamp placed on the document by the Hawaii State Register Alvin Onaka, Ph.D., and an apparent smiley face drawn in the loop of the letter “A” on his signature – two anomalies on which WND previously reported.
As noted in Exhibit 5, Zebest also listed a number of questions about the Obama birth certificate that she believes demand explanation.
Exhibit 5. Obama birth certificate, 4/27/11. Overall information defies common sense
Her list of questions regarding Exhibit 5 included the following:
- Why is there an odd, excessive typesetting space between the number 4 and comma in the birth date?
- “African” is not a race. Would “American” be a race? It may not be politically correct, but in 1961, the option for race would have been Negro, not “African,” which is another odd artifact out of place with the context of the historical time and place – an anachronism.
- Speaking of anachronisms, in 1961, when typewriters were used, the typist would move to the next line, and items would be started in a standard left margin (unless the typist purposely tabbed over to a different location on the document); thus, most of the left margin text would consistently line up at the same point. Figure 13 is explained below, and can be used to compare the margin line text in the Nordyke certificate with Obama’s in Figure 12. Nothing is properly aligned in Obama’s document.
- The certificate number is out of sequence. Wouldn’t a smaller certificate number be consistent with the earlier birth date and the earlier Date Accepted, the filing date? WND previously reported on the anomaly involving the Nordyke numbers.
- Where is the state seal? Who has an official birth certificate document that is missing a seal?
- Why is there a background pattern? The Obama administration claims the pattern was added for security purposes – but isn’t that admitting to altering the document? Is the administration trying to create a frame of hiding the edits in plain sight by saying, “Yes, we edited the document to add security paper.” And why would this even be necessary?
- Why would the date at the bottom of the document display different type fonts? The font used for the year is clearly a different font than the one used for the day. Under what circumstances would you change fonts while typing a date? Even if a stamp were used to stamp a date, wouldn’t the stamp be made with the same consistent font?
Zebest concluded her study with an analysis of the multiple layers evident in the White House-released PDF file.
She rejected the White House explanation that the layers were produced by scanning the document with OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, software turned on.
Examining the Onaka ink stamp, Zebest was able to determine that the object placed into the Obama document was scaled 34 percent and rotated 90 degrees. The result, she said, could be obtained only through digital manipulation and could not be an artifact of having scanned the document with OCR software activated.
“The text responds as if it were in a Microsoft Word document,” she asserted. “The text can be selected, changed, copied and pasted.”
Zebest concluded that whoever forged the Obama birth certificate probably did most of the digital manipulation required to construct the document using the program Adobe Photoshop.
Then, the manipulated document was transported to Adobe Illustrator for final touch-up before being released to the public.
She believes whoever created the forgery had insufficient expertise and did not realize that “flattening” the document in Photoshop Illustrator – a process that melds the layers – would still allow professionals to determine the layers required to manipulate the data in the process of forging the document.
“Overall, it’s an amateur job,” Zebest said. “The forgers obviously over-estimated their level of expertise in undertaking to forge a document that is destined to play a pivotal role in U.S. history.”
She just the latest on a growing list of graphic artists and computer experts who have examined the online birth certificate and have concluded the image has been altered.
For example, Karl Denninger, the former CEO of MCSNet, a Chicago networking and Internet company, who also told WND he voted for Obama, demonstrates “kerning” on the birth certificate, a lining up of letters routinely done by computers but impossible on typewriters of the 1960s, implying the document was computer generated, not photocopied.
Denninger explains that in the image above, of the name of the hospital, the “a” and the “p” share vertical space on the line, an example of “kerning,” which only modern computers can do.
Denninger’s work follows the opinion from another analyst, Ivan Zatkovich of Tampa-based eComp Consultants, which consults on intellectual property for telecommunications, Web publishing and e-commerce. Zatkovich has 28 years experience in computer science and document management and for more than 10 years has been an expert witness in federal court in both criminal and civil litigation.
Zatkovich’s analysis of layers in the PDF file, while dispelling some purported anomalies on the document, nonetheless confirms others, leading him to the conclusion, “The content clearly indicates that the document was knowingly and explicitly edited and modified before it was placed on the web.”
And KJCT-TV of Grand Junction, Colo., reported the opinion of graphic artist James Colby, who said, “There is no doubt it has been edited and quite significantly.”
Several other factors bring the birth document’s authenticity into question:
- The objectivity of “experts” cited by the mainstream media to verify the birth certificate is suspect, including that of Fox News Channel’s Jean-Claude Tremblay, who assured America they “should not be suspicious” of the document, but who, WND discovered, had heralded Obama’s election victory in an online post.
- claiming it deliberately misquoted him and continues to ignore his repeated requests. He said none of his comments would permit the conclusion that the Obama birth certificate is an authentic document. “I no longer trust Fox News,” he said, expressing anger verging on disdain for the way he feels the network treated him. “Despite my protests, Fox News will not allow me to correct their story.”
- Obama’s posted birth certificate contains the same anomalies as a well-known forgery that claimed he was born in Kenya, suggesting the anomalous markings came from the same source. “How could Obama’s ‘real’ birth certificate share these unique characteristics with an obvious forgery?” asks Farah. “For the life of me, I can’t figure out an answer other than they were created by the same person or persons.”
- The birth certificate’s reported delivering physician, Dr. David Sinclair, differs from previously published reports and even the myth-busting Snopes.com’s original entry, which named Dr. Rodney T. West as the doctor of record.
- Obama’s purported birth certificate contains over a dozen differences in form from the verified, Hawaii copy of the birth certificate issued to the Nordyke twins, born the next day at the same reported hospital.
- Another YouTube participant, 37, who identifies himself as orangegold1 and a computer image expert, posted a video trying to persuade watchers that the White House either was ignorant in scanning and posting a document, or was submarined by someone inside the walls who wanted people to be suspicious of the document. His concerns rest with the layers that are in the document, and he claimed some of the images on the document actually were added via computer.”I do this for a living,” he said, adding that the document is “obviously faked.”
- The local registrar listed in the Nordyke twins’ birth certificate is notably different than the local registrar on the Obama birth certificate.
Birth certificate of Gretchen Nordyke, one of two twin sisters born at what was known in 1961 as the Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Though Obama was born before the Nordyke twins, and though his birth was filed with the registrar three days before the twins’ birth, Obama’s purported birth certificate has a higher registration number.
- The age of Obama’s father, as listed on the document, conflicts with previously discovered documents about Barack Obama Sr.
- There are no notations on the document indicating Obama’s adoption by his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, as are often made – even replacing the name of the birth parents – when a child in the U.S. is adopted.
In addition, the SmokingGun.com website notes several additional irregularities with the Obama birth certificate that do not appear on the Nordyke twin’s birth certificates:
- In Box 3, “This Birth,” there are two “Xs” above “Twin” and “Triplet” – why are these “Xs” here and what do they signify?
- What is the meaning of the smudges in the Obama birth certificate in the box containing the name of the attending physician?
- What is the significance of the numbers, seen vertically, on the right side of the Obama birth certificate?
Hawaii officials say they have Obama’s original birth certificate and made copies for the president. One of the copies then was scanned and posted on the White House website.
But Denninger is among those who say there are still too many questions to simply examine an online image.
He contends, “There’s only one way we’re going to get the truth – a forensic document examiner is going to have to go look at the certificate and authenticate it. The real one – not a printout.”
The White House had trumpeted the release of the document, calling it “proof positive” Obama was born in Hawaii, as if that would answer all of the questions about his presidential eligibility.
In another swipe at the validity of the White House release, an international expert on scanners and document-imaging software filed a22-page criminal complaint with the FBI, charging that the long-form birth certificate released by the White House is criminally fraudulent.
“What the Obama administration released is a PDF image that they are trying to pass off as a Certificate of Live Birth Long Form printed on green security paper by the Hawaiian Health Department,” Doug Vogt writes, “but this form is a created forgery.”
Vogt’s criminal complaint asserts: “I have irrefutably proven that the Certificate of Live Birth that President Obama presented to the world on April 27, 2011, is a fraudulently created document put together using the Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator programs, and the creation of this forgery of a public document constitutes a class B felony in Hawaii and multiple violations under U.S. Code section Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 47, Sec.1028, and therefore an impeachable offense.”
When the Obama birth certificate “forgery” comes to the public’s attention, Vogt continues, “It will surpass all previous scandals including the Watergate scandal of the Nixon administration.”
Since 1993, Vogt has owned Archive Index Systems Inc., in Bellevue, Wash., a company that sells a wide variety of document scanners worldwide and develops document imaging software.
Before that, Vogt owned Nova Typesetting for 11 years.
He has several concerns, including the curved and non-curved lines of type:
As seen in Figure 1 below, the word “Sex” on the printed form curves into the binder, while the typed word “Male” does not, Vogt argues.
Vogt observes that the word “Sex” printed on the form slants more to the left than the typed-in word “Male” below it.
He claims to have found another parallax problem in line 6c, “Name of Hospital or Institution.”
Vogt contends that the forger placed the typed-in text over the printed copy, creating a composite from a variety of original birth certificate forms.
He also expresses worry over the “halo” around lettering, which under a typical scan should not be there:
He then compares the above example to a grayscale scan in which there is no halo effect:
That’s because while he reportedly was born June 18, 1934, the senior Obama began listing the year of his birth as June 18, 1936, on U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service forms two years after arriving in the U.S.
The long-form birth certificate released by the White House lists Obama Sr’s. age as 25, corresponding to a 1936 year of birth.
The INS file documents that until Obama was born, Barack Obama Sr. stated that he was born in 1934. But after the birth of Obama Jr., he claimed a birth year of 1936 on some documents and 1934 on others.
But even if Obama’s Hawaiian birth were proven and verified, many contend the country’s founders understood a “natural born Citizen” – as listed by the Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution as a requirement to hold the office of president – to be a person born of two American parents.
Barack Obama Sr., who is listed as the father, was not a U.S. citizen.
The president himself even seemed to acknowledge the relevance of parental citizenship when he co-sponsored a resolution to address Sen. John McCain’s presidential eligibility that implied a “natural born Citizen” must be born to “American citizen” parents.
The list of other questions also being raised is long:
Just two weeks before Obama finally released his “long-form birth certificate,” Hawaii’s former Health Department chief Chiyome Fukino – the one official who claimed to have examined Obama’s original birth document – was interviewed by NBC News’ national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, who reported that Fukino told him she had seen the original birth certificate and that it was “half typed and half handwritten.”
However, the document released by the White House was entirely typed. Only the signatures and two dates at the very bottom were “handwritten.” What Fukino described is apparently a different document from what Obama released to the public.
The typography expert who played a key role in ending the career of CBS News anchor Dan Rather confirmed he has strong suspicions the Obama document is a fraud. Joseph M. Newcomer, who exposed the “Killian documents” as fraudulent in 2004, said it deserves a professional forensic examination. “There is something deeply wrong here,” he said.
A private investigator, Takeyuki Irei, in Hawaii has reported state employees in Hawaii said three Hawaiian birth certificates for Obama were forged to “screw with birthers.” The 57-year-old detective said he was stunned when he discovered that the purported copy of Obama’s document released by the White House was more or less an exact image of one of the forgeries. Irei said the document Obama released document looks just like another document he saw purporting that Obama’s birth place was an Queens Medical Center, not Kapiolani.
Doubt also seems to be fueled by revelations such as the report that noted Congress tried eight times over the time frame from 2003-2008 to eliminate or change the constitutional requirement that a president is a “natural born Citizen.” The report says Congress eventually gave up on eliminating the requirement, but then changed the focus of the argument to Sen. John McCain, in a resolution that addresses his eligibility. Obama’s eligibility never was similarly evaluated.
Some no longer even are considering the issue of eligibility: they are just calling for impeachment. Among those groups is the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Spokesman William Gheen said Obama “is no longer the legitimate president of the United States.”
The American public has been moving more and more toward the idea that there’s something wrong. A full half of the American public said in a recent poll that Congress needs to investigate Obama.
Paul Irey, a retired professional typographer with 50 years experience in his business, also said the fact that the typed letters on the document are different make it a forgery. “My analysis proves beyond a doubt that it would be impossible for the different letters that appear in the Obama birth certificate to have been typed by one typewriter.”
“You may have thought Barack Obama ended the eligibility debate, and certainly the birth certificate debate,” said Farah, “with his release of what purports to be his long-awaited, long-form document.
“But it’s not over,” he added. “Not by a long shot.”
WND Editor Joseph Farah is available to discuss today’s breaking stories on eligibility. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FOUR HORSEMEN of 2008 and Beyond
Herald the Death Knell of “Free Market” Capitalism
The global money matrix, worldwide financial architecture and planetary economic landscape most closely resemble the proverbial House of Cards in the form of a Pyramid-Ponzi scheme superstructure built on quicksand. Therefore, any sober and sane inhabitant of planet Earth would only want to be rid of it all. And that’s exactly what the FOUR HORSEMEN of 2008 and beyond, aim to do. Trample it all under, so that we may finally be rid of it all.
Why the FOUR HORSEMEN and just who, or what, are they? The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse quite aptly resembles the forces that have already been “let loose upon the land”. The consequences, and aftermath, of what will be left in their wake are listed below, and the challenges and adversities that will accompany each of them will last well into the next decade baring deus ex machina.
I. ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON
II. FINANCIAL APOCALYPSE
III. MONETARY MELTDOWN
IV. FISCAL COLLAPSE
The hooves of these FOUR HORSEMEN will be felt in every corner of the globe, as each of them knows no boundaries and has been empowered to act with complete impunity. They know neither rich nor poor, neither strong nor weak, neither clever nor dull. The HORSEMEN will spare nothing, and no one, in their zeal to completely level a multi-millennia old system that has brought so much pain and suffering, wreck and ruin, trial and tribulation, to the masses of the world. Every continent, nation, state and province, city and county, village and town will be profoundly affected and fundamentally altered … forever.
By what names are their HORSES known?
We all know the names of these horses, as their hooves have become louder and louder with each passing month of 2008 and 2009. They are also known as the four agents of economic, financial and monetary destruction, since by their very destiny, calamity and catastrophe are all they have ever wrought upon the earth, and wreaked upon humankind. The names emblazoned on their saddles are as follows:
Let’s take a closer look at these four bucking broncos before they completely break out of the rodeo pit. Each of them alone may appear to be fairly harmless, but when married up with their cruel and ruthless horseman, they take on a wholly different temperament.
I. DEVALUATION OF THE DOLLAR; DEMISE OF THE DOLLAR AS RESERVE CURRENCY; DEATH OF GLOBAL DOLLAR DOMINANCE
Of course, the perfect storm within this Perfect Storm can be easily identified as the inevitable devaluation, and eventual collapse, of the once Almighty Dollar. Inasmuch as it has functioned as the primary reserve currency for the world, it is quite easy to understand the many negative ramifications of its rapid demise. As nation after nation has let it go as a means of exchange, the ultimate effects on the US currency can best be described as “that giant sucking sound”. However, the real problem with this giant sucking sound is not just the effects on the US DOLLAR, but that it will be deafening to hear throughout the economies of the world.
The US Dollar interpenetrates not only the financial structure of the industrialized nations, but also the many economies of the 3rd world, so that its fall will serve to radically undermine the entire worldwide financial architecture. “Too big to fail” simply has no relevance anymore now that this genie is out of the bottle. Just ask Iran, or Venezuela, or China, or Russia, or Dubai, or Ecuador, or Bolivia. Or any of the many other nations just waiting for the right moment to break free from this monetary yoke. Sorry to tell you, but the dollar has now caused so much damage throughout the land that it can’t fail soon enough. And the longer it is artificially propped up, and forcefully kept in place, the more damage it will ultimately do.
The ‘Almighty’ do not die very easily, as we have seen with this note – um – dollar. Just look at what happened to Iraq when they attempted to decouple their oil exportation business from the US dollar. Their expressed intentions to follow through on this initiative in 2001 brought them a foretaste of armegeddon – USA style. Likewise, the establishment of the Iranian Oil Bourse has brought a similar curse upon that country, with even the same false accusations being leveled at them as a pretext to military invasion, and a future oil industry takeover. Of course, what further inflamed this tension between those committed to global dollar dominance and those wishing to be free of its tyranny was Iran’s request to be paid in non-dollar currencies by all of its petroleum customers. Not quite sure if they deserve an ‘A’ for audacity, an ‘F’ for foolhardiness, or both. Nevertheless, they are doing what is best for the world by breaking free from the planetary plantation and the $$$ master. Quite courageously, they have set a GREAT example for the rest of US dollar addicts, debt slaves and derivative junkies.
The crux of this issue does lie in the fact that the Federal Reserve Bank is nothing but a printing press. The FED can continue to print its Federal Reserve Notes all day long, exactly as it has done for decades; however, history is replete with similar printing presses of money, and they all have the very same destiny. As a matter of fact, fiat money by any name, or run by any game in town, can only produce one outcome in the end – complete and total degradation of the nation’s currency, and eventually its financial architecture and economic infrastructure. Welcome to the USA (and UK) in 2009 ! ! !
It is truly shocking that so many businesses (privately held companies & public corporations), managed funds (pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, trust funds, sovereign wealth funds, etc.), governmental entities (villages, towns, cities, counties, states, provinces and nations) and people everywhere, both smart and stupid, bought into this game. Of course the game of GREED knows no bounds or limits, and certainly crosses through all socioeconomic barriers with the greatest of ease. The practitioners of greed neither adhere to the generally accepted principles of ethics and fair play, nor sound business practice and accounting methodology. Nor do they hold in high regard the philosophical bulwarks of Western civilization – reason, common sense or even sanity, for that matter.
Particularly since 1971, after the US dollar left the gold standard behind for good, was this worthless instrument systematically shoved down the world’s throat whether it was wanted or not. The greedy accepted it with gleeful and wanton abandon; the wise did all they could to minimize their exposure to it. In the end, it will be known as the poisonous seed (read GMO) of corrupt, corporate, crony capitalism that was planted so far and wide that not a living thing could claim to be untouched by the fruit of it’s tree.
The long awaited DEATH of the Almighty Dollar is finally here, my friends. Oh, yes, the devaluation process will speed up and slow down, and slow down and speed up, but, in the end, the result will be the very same. It will soon be time to hold a hasty wake, and even hastier funeral service, before this monster tries to come back to life.
DISCLAIMER: We bear no grudge against the original US dollar that was backed by the gold standard. We have no quarrel with the US Government (with the exception of the outgoing and incoming administrations), and we harbor only good will toward the American people. It is the Federal Reserve System, and its fatally flawed practice of debt-driven, fractional reserve banking that is the object of our scorn and derision. Likewise, it is the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) that deserves our condemnation and searing criticism. Why? Because the FED is not legitimate. It is not a properly constituted or legislated organ of government, and is actually a privately owned consortium of banking agents whose ownership is more foreign than domestic. The FED is legally unfit to conduct business on behalf of the American people since, as a private entity, it lacks the congressional oversight necessary when appropriated funds have been allocated by the legislative branch of government. The printing presses of the FED produce notes – as in promissory notes – which are nothing but instruments of indebtedness for all who possess them. Not too unlike credit cards, actually. Therefore, the money that it prints is counterfeit. Is it surprising that an international, privately owned crime syndicate, which issues fake money, would be the biggest player in the worldwide funny money monopoly game that is bringing the entire world of commerce, finance and business to a virtual standstill? We are talking about the greatest financial crisis in recorded history, you know?!? And the FED is institutional PUBLIC ENEMY #1 responsible for this multi-decade crime spree.
II. DESTRUCTION OF DEBT; DESTRUCTION BY DEBT; DECLINE BY DEFICITS & NATIONAL DEBT; DEFAULT ON DOLLAR BASED DEBT
Here’s a horse that’s already broken loose and kicked over ‘half’ the public and private sectors of the world. Their initial plan was to simply transform (read destroy) the debt, if you will. We all know very well by now just one of their many schemes – hide it by repackaging it, and then somehow convert it into securities (CDO’s). That’s one plan that really screwed things up. Of course, this little scam began with the whole sub prime mortgage fiasco. Sub Prime!!! Questionable adjustible rate mortgages granted by dubious mortgage lenders to unqualified mortgage applicants. Really brilliant! Then they sold the CDO’s all over the world as triple class AAA “securities” that would round out a conservative investment strategy like the portfolio that was administered (and subsequently decimated by CDO’s) in the town of Narvik, Norway.
The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers with debts totaling $613 billion is perhaps the greatest example of what’s around the corner. The subsequent unraveling of this single bankruptcy has yet to be felt in all the places where 613 billion dollars are owed. It represents an amount that is still too staggering to comprehend, and yet there have been others since, and many more to follow. The absorption of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, as well as the purchase of Wachovia by Citibank, are only a couple. However, AIG is perhaps the biggest sleeper of them all in this debt limbo only because of how it intermeshes with so many other businesses, nations, corporations, industries, banks, etc. Insurance, you know, is everywhere. Required to do business, everywhere. And the way AIG wound itself around so many enterprises makes its total exposure, in all of its many and varied forms, one of the most serious debt bombs in town. Whenever you mix ‘unheard of risk’ with the insurance industry, you know you’re playing with fire. Watch for this pyrotechnic display very closely; it will dwarf those of last year’s Olympic opening in China.
Even though this ‘pandora’s box’ has been open for quite some time, the DEBT piece of this current phase of capitalism eating itself is often conveniently unacknowledged, or casually underestimated, or grossly misrepresented. For several months now, there are massive, unprecedented multi-billion dollar writedowns (and writeoffs) by the ‘blue chips’ of the banking and investment world. Likewise, many formerly solid companies have gone into the debt divestment business faster than you can say bankruptcy. Massive corporations with humongous debt loads are acquiring huge corporations with gargantuan liabilities. The bigger the debt burden, the quicker a suitor is found, and then they’re hitched without so much as a honeymoon. We always thought that a dowry went in the opposite direction. You know, it’s about what you bring to the marriage, not what you take away, that makes you attractive. WHEW ! ! !
And we haven’t even discussed the specter of the consumer debt bubble burst, or the anticipated fallout from its ensuing mushroom cloud. When you add this looming scenario to the myriad toxic waste sites of incorporated debt, innumerable landfills of national & government debt, and countless hazardous waste dumps of securitized mortgages, you begin to see that the entire economic landscape has become one vast, unbroken disposal area with the typical assortment of garbage dumps, junkyards and recycling stations to handle any type of debt you want to get rid of. The brokerage houses ultimately became transfer stations for all of this financial refuse. Is it any wonder that they all had to disappear, and did so in the span of a just a few months!?! The stench coming from the rot on Wall Street was getting worse than the foul odors in a Neapolitan neighborhood.
Of course the real megilla in regard to DEBT concerns the looming and inevitable default on the US debt owed around the world. How can this possibly be stopped?! It really does represent a conspiracy of circumstances that is so complicated and convoluted that even someone in the know would be hard pressed to present a credible case as to how this titanic will sink in one brief moment of time. So many forces have been silently at work to ensure that this financial cataclysm takes place that it defies the imagination. For one, who has not played with the fire known as US Treasuries, be they bills, bonds, notes or securities? They are the most ubiquitous of their kind, and been produced in the greatest amount, for a long, long time, to finance LOTS of wars. And Uncle Sam, don’t you know, is the greatest salesman of all time. He can sell cow paddies as delectable, sumptuous caviar, and probably has at least once or twice.
Not only did the Iraq war drain the US Treasury that had nothing left to drain, but the same war only stirred up fiercely anti-American sentiment abroad – everywhere!!! The wholly illegitimate war in Afghanistan didn’t help matters much either. When feelings run this strong, it is much easier for the spectator nations of the world to cheer on the slow motion collapse of the undisputed global bully, even when it is may not appear to be in their best interest. Sounds crazy, but just take a look at the millions of American voters who consistently vote against their own interest each and every election cycle. Can you believe that, in the so-called American democracy, the debt slaves vote for their plantation masters year after year, and even contribute their hard earned money which further guarantees their continued enslavement!?! No wonder it’s still called the American Experiment since we, still today, make such compliant and docile guinea pigs.
Now we know that the DEBT bomb has always been a major part of their strategy. Therefore, the only conclusion one could reach is that the decision-makers, as well as those who implemented the decisions, knew that these, and other wars in the works, would break the country by the newly incurred debt. As of January of 2009 the “official” National Debt exceeds 10.6 trillion dollars, which translates to over $35,000 per capita (US citizen). These wars have also ratcheted up the annual federal budget deficits to the $500 billion to $1 trillion level – clearly unsustainable for a comatose national economy on life support. The extremely sad piece of this story is that it was actually some of the traditional adversaries of the USA who chose to finance these illegal, immoral and highly offensive wars. This little fact will make it that much easier for the US Corp to default, since the pain will be felt far and wide, especially by those who are considered ‘enemies’. These poor folks will pay dearly twice – when the dollar goes belly up, and when the US debt goes into default.
When all is said and done, the monetization of debt by the leading central banks of the world will be regarded as the single greatest financial fiasco in modern history. Ultimately, it will be viewed as the wooden stake that was driven into the very heart of the vampire known as Anglo-American capitalism. Vampires, you know, are notorious for sucking blood, and no one has perfected this process like the killing machine that has been labeled the Military-Industrial Complex. Only through the relentless issuance of mountains of debt, continuous and massive deficit spending, and forcibly maintaining the hegemony of the US dollar were they able to keep this zombie alive and running for so long. Now that the DEBT is coming due, and there is no more blood to be found, this Dracula will be forced to enter his coffin for a good long time.
III. DEMOLITION BY DERIVATIVES; DISINTEGRATION OF THE DERIVATIVES MARKET; “DERIVATIVE DEATH STAR’ IMPLOSION
This is where Wall Street high finance meets the blackjack tables of Las Vegas – both literally and figuratively. This marriage of convenience represents the ultimate fusion of everything that was wrong with the MO of today’s (yesterday’s that is) investment bankster and all the ways that the gambling casino is always rigged by the house (aka the guvment). Just as the house fixes every game in town so that it never loses, the fat cats at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley never walk away from the table without a belly full of fish. Even though many of their bets fell right through the floor, they still, somehow, feel entitled to multi-billion dollar bailouts. Experts at privatizing profits and assets, and socializing losses and debts, they are. Also unparalleled in their ability to turn the entire world into one colossal betting parlor.
Derivatives are the dirty little secret in this whole story. You talk about a wild card – man oh man – it doesn’t get any wilder than the card stamped with “D” for DERIVATIVE. This tangled mess has touched every nook and cranny on every continent, in every nation, in every corporation on planet earth. They don’t even know – We don’t even know – No one knows, if the notional value of the total sum of derivative instruments issued worldwide is closer to 500 trillion dollars or, get this, ONE QUADRILLION dollars. Can you imagine the high intensity hawking that had to happen to get to a place of $1,000,000,000,000,000.00 of highfalutin bets?!?! Oh my gosh! All the gambling casinos in Vegas, Atlantic City, and every reservation in the lower 48 put together couldn’t come close to a mere fraction of that number.
The real challenge concerning this megilla was how to make it respectable, and legal, and salable, and acceptable, all at the same time. But somehow they did it. Of course they set this little charade up completely outside the normal framework of:
(i) governmental regulation, (ii) monitoring by financial analysts, (iii) legal due diligence, and (iv) scrutiny by the financial news media. How many people have even ever heard of a credit default swap, forward rate agreement, or turbo warrant?
We’re talking about the outhouse of the financial industry here, so one must really give them credit for their ability to turn crap into caviar. And then sell it as such, as we mentioned earlier. These crap conversion factories (aka hedge funds) became the ultimate in new age financial alchemy. The hedge fund lab directors somehow managed to transform pure lead into pure gold. Mind you, we’re talking about the proverbial philosopher’s stone, right here, in the midst of the modern financial marketplace. Wonder who the MERLIN was that thought up this scheme which will ultimately ensured the downfall of an entire civilization? We know who the Federal Reserve Chairman was that aided and abetted the perpetrators, as well as helped implement the entire scheme. Probably ought to start there and follow the trail back to those that conceived the whole plot, so that we might at least confiscate their piggy banks. Never has the phrase – pigs at the trough – been more apropos.
The reality was, is, and will forever be that this instrument of high finance – the DERIVATIVE – transformed the entire realm of international finance into a Turkish opium den. Anyone who entered had to be high to get in, and would most assuredly be higher when they left. They all smoked the same crack derivative, could never get enough of it, and, like every addict attempts to do, wanted to turn everyone else onto it. They knew that only through widespread addiction would this habit become institutionally acceptable. And do you know that this ploy worked like a charm! Of course, whole national, and regional economies, will never, ever, be the same, just as gambling has always been notorious for bringing total ruination to the home of an addict.
The saddest part of this story concerns the referral effect which ensured that the real pain from this financial stratagem would be referred to the worker or company or entrepreneur or office worker or small business owner who really does work for a living. And who, in the process, produces a real good or service untainted by hedge upon hedge, bet upon bet, swap upon swap. For it always is the salt of the earth that becomes the unsuspecting fodder, especially in a perpetual war economy that only knows how to sacrifice the “weak” for the benefit of the “strong”.
Here again, demolition by derivatives will prove to be the surest way to bring down virtually every corner, of every floor, of every building, of every financial institution on planet Earth. The derivative casino will go down in history as the most pervasive, unregulated and ‘successful’ gambling establishment of all time. It broke the bank (the FED, the Bank of England, among numerous other central banks), busted up the ‘street’ (Wall Street, cobblestones of the City of London, among other national financial districts) and wreaked havoc within the US & UK governments, among many others throughout Europe, the Pacific Rim, etc. In time it will prove to be the primary reason why whole populations will find themselves broke, busted and disgusted. Truly, the Derivative Death Star will soon glow like a supernova for all future generations to gaze upon.
After this “controlled demolition” runs its course, the only logical and natural consequence will be the complete disintegration of the worldwide derivatives market. Trust will have been so thoroughly diminished in the wake of so many derivative caused disasters that they will become not only the pariah of the financial world, but also rejected by any and all who can say or spell the word D E R I V A T I V E.
IV. DEPRESSION BY DOWNWARD DEFLATIONARY SPIRAL; DETERIORATION OF NATIONAL ECONOMIES BY DEFLATION; DEFLATION MORPHS INTO HYPERINFLATION
The planet is hardwired by one, and only one, global money matrix. Although seemingly diverse, there is in reality, only ONE worldwide financial architecture. It has been purposefully designed, fastidiously engineered, painstakingly constructed, and put into place over many centuries, everywhere national economies have been born and died. Likewise, the planetary economic landscape, which once upon a time sat on a fairly seamless and monolithic bedrock, has been shattered and pulverized so much throughout the past 100 years that it is now a mere desert of shifting sands
Since the early 1980’s the US economy began to morph back into the same shape as the one that preceded the Great Depression. Only this time the BUBBLE economy became an amalgam of many more, and much larger, bubbles than in the 1920’s. The dot.com bubble burst at the turn of the century is only a small example of this phenomenon, but also an excellent illustration of what would follow.
The Bubble Burst of 2008, 2009, and 2010 have their roots in the same forces and dynamics of those that contributed to the Crash of ’29. Only this time there exists a conspiracy of circumstances that simply overwhelms the imagination, as much as it challenges credulity. For starters the overall economy today is exponentially larger than ’29. The sheer number and variety of financial instruments is likewise so much greater that a meaningful comparison with is practically irrelevant. Globalization has created a much more complex world economy that has completely blurred national boundaries, created an imperceptible financial superstructure, as well as an economic infrastructure, which inextricably intertwines the commerce of all nations.
What does all of this have to do with the current DEPRESSION through a downward deflationary spiral? What isn’t allowed to burst due to inordinately high pressure will inevitably deflate by way of a steady and sometimes quickly accelerating downward spiral. All of the major markets are so artificially propped up by hot air that they have only one way to go -> DOWN ! So, no matter what anyone else tells you please be acutely aware of the asset deflation which has been plaguing the residential and commercial real estate markets, the equity and bonds markets, the commodity and currency markets.
Severe, unprecedented and permanent asset deflation is the real killer of this faux economy. It’s easy to understand when looked at through the prism of leverage. After all everything – and we mean just about every asset under the sun is currently being used to leverage another asset, investment or speculation. That’s just the way the financial world has worked during this reign of the Almighty Dollar. Just look at the current official debt of the USA to get a hint of what we speak. Can you imagine how much the debt service alone is on this multi-trillion national debt?!
However, it is the degree to which everyone who’s playing this monopoly game is leveraged throughout their personal portfolios which will cause this universal scheme to unwind so quickly. The ease of securing home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as 2nd mortgages, made sure that every homeowner would dig a grave just deep enough to be sufficiently buried. Of course this very same principal can be applied to every other market to the extent that those assets have been systematically used to collateralize other debts, investments, etc.
Of course there is also the other kind of deflation. Let’s see now, it starts with decreases in price, which will then lead to lower production, which will cause lower wages that will then translate into lower demand, which will again cause prices to come down even further. This economic vicious cycle, which inevitably occurs when a systemic problem exacerbates it own cause, is merely a protective mechanism that ensures that the entire hopelessly flawed system will ultimately end in failure. And so it has.
For those who didn’t catch it, the global stock market did crash in the Fall of ’08 in what will be forever known as the “CRASH OF THE MILLENIUM”. Actually, it crashed numerous times from mid September to the end of October, only the media forgot to tell anyone about it. There was a manufactured sucker’s rally after each and every crash to present the appearance that the market returned to normalcy. How else to explain the massive volume of stock purchases right in the wake of the worst financial/economic news and data reporting cycle in memory? Since there were few real suckers to be found, the central banks and their henchman did all the fake buying with fake $$$’s in order the keep the markets artificially propped up. As they’re still doing today!
Now, all we can do is sit back and watch the relentless erosion of every economy on earth through deflationary downward pressures, and all of its consequent stages of devolution. The fungus of deflation will guarantee that every national economy will deteriorate. This most pernicious variety of deflationary mold is known for the many phases of deterioration it brings upon the host nation, so we know there will be periods of both hyperinflation and stagflation, mini-booms and maxi-busts, commodity-specific buying sprees (e.g. gold) and unprecedented market blowouts, runs on the banks and flights to foreign currencies. In the end, the nations of the world will be thoroughly decimated by the plague known as deflation. The economies of the regional financial unions/economic superstates (e.g. European Union) will be particularly vulnerable to the extent that they chose to play this game of BUBBLE monopoly (see the EURO).
It’s an extremely unfortunate fact of modern economic and financial life that when there is a tremor in the City of London, countries like Iceland get hit with a 100 foot tsunami right after a 10.0 earthquake. Conversely, when the US sub prime mortgage market tanks, small towns all over the world can go bankrupt, just as small nations can go under, because of their investments in things like CDO’s. When the American consumer stops buying, China has just lost its largest customer, as well as a huge and highly profitable marketplace in which to dump their many toxic wares. This is how national economies are so tightly interwoven in the postmodern age. Because they share the same warp and woof of all that binds them together economically and financially, they will descend together into this GREATEST DEPRESSION of all time.
There is a bright side to this part of the story which is best illustrated by a bit of humor.
We all know that what goes up, must come down. And, we know full well that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Therefore, in the case of our current planetary Humpty Dumpty sitting – actually teetering – on the wall, we are seeing what is categorically the biggest bubble-head, bubble-belly and bubble-butt in history, all ready to pop when this poor chap takes his great fall. We know it ain’t gonna be pretty, but at least we’ve been assured for many generations that “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again”.
By their trademark BLACK HATS, ye shall know them.
Just who are these FOUR HORSEMEN??? Undoubtedly the greatest CON MEN of all time ! ! ! And their names will be forever and indelibly etched and engraved, written and imprinted, digitized and coded in the annals of global criminal history. Their MO, of course, is quite familiar to us, and precisely portrayed by the black hats that they wear which further distinguish them by the following traits, tactics and techniques:
Now it is extremely important to understand, as well as highly instructive, just how these HORSEMEN operate, as well as how such a state of affairs could have evolved. The operative words that well describe the MO of all who had a hand in its creation, once again, begin with “D”. The handiwork of those responsible for the creation, maintenance and destruction of the now legendary corrupt, corporate, crony capitalist system will eternally be known for its DECEPTION, DUPLICITY, DECEIT and DOUBLE-DEALING. At every level of formulation and implementation of the aforementioned policies were these 4 dubious characters employed with perfect timing and extraordinary cunning. From the US Senate to the US House, from the POTUS & VPOTUS to the SCOTUS, from the US Treasury to from the World Bank & IMF, from the SEC to the FTC, from the Federal Reserve Bank to the Bank of England, from the Council on Foreign Relations to the Trilateral Commission to the Bilderbergers, from the last of Wall Street Investment Banks to the still standing(?) major Commercial Banks, from the Big Four Auditors to the Big NYC & DC Law Firms, from the K Street Lobbyists to the DC Think Tanks, from the transnational Oil Companies to the Military/Security/Industrial Complex, as well as the rest of Corporate America, they were all materially invested and substantially complicit in this CON job of the millennium. From the NYSE to the NASDAQ, from the Dow Jones to the S&P 500, from the WSJ & NYT & WASHPO to FORBES & FORTUNE & FINANCIAL TIMES, from Bloomberg.com to CNNMoney.com to Economist.com, they all enthusiastically participated in the making of this bubble of BUBBLES. That’s right, the one that’s now deflatin’ faster than you can say The Hindenburg.
Really, thicker than thieves says it better than anything else in the English language.
So many hands in this cookie jar at once it gives new meaning to sleight of hand, doesn’t it?! Really surprising they went through all the effort as the jar has been empty for so many years! One has to really stretch to wrap one’s mind around the degree and profundity of so much intentional fraud, systemwide malfeasance, misappropriation of any vulnerable fund with value, routine embezzlement of the public purse, outright theft of shareholder value from equity accounts as well as bondholder value from bond account, swindling of all retirement accounts within reach, and the looting of any national and corporate treasury not yet the victim of a heist. From the US Treasury to the US taxpayer, from 401K’s to Keough’s and IRA’s, Pensions to Annuities, from CalPERS to NYSLRS, savings accounts to checking accounts, from central banks to piggy banks – nothing has been spared a fleecing by these four very dubious con men. We mean nothing. And if you think something has somehow escaped, it just hasn’t happened yet. Or maybe you haven’t figured it out yet.
You see bubbles, whether dollar, debt or derivative, don’t just happen, and then somehow deflate; they were created by an extraordinary amount of ongoing institutional misrepresentation, incessant prevarication from officialdom and a continuous flow of calculated fabrication from the top level controllers. Wall Street, alone, can be tagged with enormous criminal activity that touches on every aspect of the banking, investment and financial industries. The degree of market manipulation (stock, bond, commodity, currency, derivative, etc.), insider trading, price fixing, price gouging, executive stock option abuse, securitization of bad debt, setting up rogue investment managers, publishing false prospectus claims, insufficient liquidity to meet investor cash-outs, robbing Peter to pay Paul (illegally mixing funds), etc. is so great as to be inconceivable. Calculated and premeditated naked short selling has also played its part in bringing down some of the biggest titans of the global financial sector. And then there is the Street’s never-ending penchant for exaggerating (and illegally hyping) profits; revenue streams; income projections; dividend payouts; capital gains & appreciation estimates; business outlooks; product expectations, etc. which has become so commonplace that the most serious felonies associated with this behavior have to exceed grand larcenies in excess of a hundred million $$$’s in order to be prosecuted with the same vigor as jaywalking.
The flip side of this conduct, however, has been responsible for the downfall of many an investor throughout the current bear market. This concerns the willful nondisclosure by your broker of lots of bad corporate news, including everything from hidden bad debts to bad management, unreported losses, financial statements prepared with bad accounting, tanking revenues, runaway operating costs, unpredictable energy costs, uncontrollable overhead, debt defaults, loss of lifelong credit ratings, imminent bankruptcies, looming criminal prosecutions, labor unrest & union demands, unpaid taxes, top heavy debt/equity ratios & miniscule return-on-equity ratios, and on and on. Additionally, many of the financial analysts, themselves, are either withholding accurate information or fudging the prepared data in their service as part time shill for their real corporate masters. So oftentimes the brokers don’t even have a chance to get it right.
Here’s how an author at The Market Oracle recently spoke about the trade secrets that are currently being ‘protected’ by the US Federal Reserve concerning the lawsuits filed against the FED by both Bloomberg and Fox Business News.
“The trade secrets pertain to money laundering, fraudulent bond issuance, influence peddling of debt ratings agencies, collusion with regulatory bodies, maintenance of double book accounting, insider trading with JPMorgan & Goldman Sachs, and financial genocide of hedge funds. Those are trade secrets worthy of keeping secret and protecting.” — Jim Willie
Since many of these practices became standard operating procedures for the entire brokerage industry over the course of many decades, the very dynamic between broker and investor changed as well. Suffice to say, this relationship changed in such a way that the typical investor became a much more engaged and active player in the game and, therefore, a much more interested and invested party to the process (Remember day traders?). How responsible we are as an investor playing in a game that thrives on an ever ballooning bubble economy remains to be answered. If we buy into the game, are we culpable as well, even if we are to a lesser degree? We’re quick to take our profits, count our days to retirement, check out the IRA balances, add up our quarterly dividends, calculate our annual appreciation, assess the pension plan, and so on, never really considering how we ourselves have benefited from, or perhaps contributed to, the various bubbles. How the bubbles have grown so fast, or why the get-rich-quick schemes never seem to slacken is rarely considered by the beneficiary during the good times. Truly, the $64,000 question is, and always has been, “Where is all of this unearned money, wealth, income, revenue, appreciation, etc. going to come from in the end?!?”
The convergence of so many of these co-factors, together with the agenda of the underlying control matrix that runs through all of the financial and commercial capitals of the world, have given rise to the Mega/Ultra/Super BUBBLE of 2009. Add to this mix a past and present Federal Reserve Chairman who both very purposely and deliberately encouraged the formation of one bubble after another – in real estate (residential and commercial), stock, bond & commodities markets (relaxed margin requirements as well as critical regulation), currency and, of course, derivatives, Derivatives, DERIVATIVES. Through formal and targeted policy adoption, as well as selective policy elimination, a highly conducive environment was systematically massaged and methodically finessed into place so that only ‘bad’ things could happen. Since this overarching scheme was meticulously sculpted, orchestrated and implemented over a twenty-five + year period, and well after the original bubble burst should have burst in the first place (Many of us financial planners fully expected a major bubble burst in the mid ’80’s. When it turned out to be only a minor pop heard during the Stock Market Crash in August of ’87, we knew they were hard at work postponing the BIG ONE.), one starts to get a sense of proportion and begins to see the enormity of the events that we are facing. This is HUGE beyond belief, beyond comprehension and beyond the ability/capacity of anyone, any nation or group of nations, any consortium or international body to fix. This is really HUGE ! ! ! As a matter of fact, it doesn’t get any bigger.
Why did they do it? And why does it matter so much?! Let’s revisit a previous commentary on the matter to get just a glimpse of their intentions:
“HINT: Let’s get serious for a moment. Most of us know by now that the Crash of ’29, as well as the Great Depression that followed, were the main events of an intricately engineered financial/economic armageddon calculated as a necessary prelude to the real Armageddon known as WWII. Historically speaking, a man without a job, or prospects for employment in his homeland, is much more likely to hire himself out to his “guvment” as a mercenary fighting in a foreign land. Hasn’t this been their (TPTW)* formula for both war and wealth creation for eons?! Although it has always worked like a charm, wethinks the charm has finally worn out. Yes, that old fashioned Hegelian dialectic based ‘problem – reaction – solution’ MO has seen its final days. It really does appear that their misbegotten plan to foist WWIII upon us has somehow been thwarted by the real TPTB. Yes, they’ve finally been snoockered!”
*TPTW = The Powers That Were
Has “Free Market” Capitalism already crashed and burned ?
We sincerely regret that we paint not a pretty picture through this assessment of the future. In all likelihood, it is a picture that will only get uglier in the short and intermediate terms, especially by the looks of the day to day deteriorating circumstances and developments. Just as our friendly investment broker, Mr Madoff, made off with all the goods and ensured they conveniently found safe haven abroad, so too will many others at the top of the food chain do the same. This is, after all, the last phase of self destructive capitalism eating itself. The dog eat dog world will never have more relevance than now in the upper echelons of global financial decision-making and implementation. Every day seems to bring to light a new drama in the realm of international finance, especially for once highflying investment fund managers and hedge fund crackerjacks. (Sir Allen Sanford presents a nice copycat example.)
At the national and regional levels we can point to numerous conflicts as evidence of “Free Market” Capitalism experiencing its final death throes. Certainly the economic warfare being waged against Russia is demonstrative of the desperation of those who would maintain the energy status quo. As is the financial battleground on which Iran has found itself, because of its new oil bourse and burgeoning oil and gas revenues. Of course, Iceland has already become a victim of this hoity-toity cannibalism having recently been eaten by the UK, just as Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece and as well as most of Eastern Europe are about to become victims of the European Union. Then there is the Dubai Multi-Commodity Center challenging all the traditional commodity exchanges that have been routinely and flagrantly fixing the prices of gold, silver, platinum and the like. Let’s not forget Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and a handful of other South American countries taking on their former North American taskmaster and its corporate thugs. Zimbabwe has surely taken a beating ever since they confiscated (actually repossessed) the land that was once theirs from the recently evicted British land squatters. Likewise, Iraq, Sudan, The Congo, and Nigeria have all been the site of violent confrontations between those who want resources by force and those who actually possess them. How could we ignore the ‘disaster capitalism’ acting out in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Burma, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia? Virtually every nation in the Caucasus, as well as the other former Soviet republics, have likewise come under fire for either their (un)fortunate location or something of value they sit upon. Even Mexico, like Columbia, has had a very rough time lately in its attempts to secure and efficiently transport the various commodities that comprise the illegal drug trade, as is Afghanistan with their again blossoming poppy fields and opium production/trade. What recently occurred in Gaza is a glaring example of what certain states will do for more land. The whole of Palestine, of course, has become the victim of a modern day land grab that is at the very heart of the ‘free market’ philosophy.
Incidentally, less recent history is also packed full of examples of what will happen to a nation, or group of nations, when they fail to heed the commands of the planetary overlords. On the military side, we all saw what they did to Yugoslavia to secure and control energy conduits (oil and gas pipelines) throughout the Balkans by way of the Bosnian War of ’91-’95, the Kosovo War from ’96-‘99, as well as the smaller skirmishes before, during and after. On the financial side, we all witnessed the financial catastrophe that was imposed on many of the Asian Rim nations in what has since been labeled the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Not only were Thailand, South Korea and Indonesia ruined, but the Philippines, Laos, Malaysia and Hong Kong were wrecked as well. And Japan went through a 10 year period of major asset devaluation, especially the real estate and stock markets. On the economic side, Argentina, the USA of South America at the time, was practically destroyed in a week and a day in 1999 when the same overlords decided to economically collapse a nation in order to see how the population would react. Fast forward to the US and the UK in 2008 & 2009 for a replay now that they think they know how we’ll respond.
The real war, however, is the oil & gas revolution that’s been simmering everywhere lately, especially between Saudi Arabia/Iran (OPEC) and the Anglo-American juggernaut. The altercations on this battlefield have been fast and furious regarding oil pricing, supply, transport, stockpiling and dwindling demand. It may very well turn out to be the shot heard around the world if it breaks out in the open like the recent conflict between Russia, the Ukraine and the European Union. The slaughter in South Ossetia by Georgia was just a small example of just how volatile and precarious things have become throughout the worldwide geo-political realm. It also underscores just how much self restraint will be required by the Russians to avoid a full blown theatre of war from developing over competition for natural gas supplies and transport pipelines. Ditto for the Iranians, only for oil in their case. No one can deny that these are heady times!
Just how bad will it get? Well, since many of the practices of our current fascist corpocracy, as well as the kleptocratic oligarghy, find their roots in Imperial Rome, we might look there to see what might lie around the corner here, that is, if they are allowed to go unchecked. As long as they continue to define “free market” as free and unfettered for themselves, but at a cost – often severe – for everyone else, there will be unprecedented friction and great conflict. The good news is that we are now at the end of a long and arduous cycle, and at a point on the evolutionary spiral where there is significantly less karmic slack – for each and every global citizen. Therefore, the divide and conquer strategy will not only no longer work, it will boomerang on all who attempt to use it to their advantage. Hopefully, the deceivers of DAVOS will realize this truth sooner than later for the sake of the entire planet.
There will undoubtedly be some feedback/discussion about whether this portrayal has a tinge of doom and gloom. By no means is this the author’s intention. But, let’s face it, sometimes a reality show can be quite difficult to watch, except that this is not a reality show, it’s a very serious reality check. Therefore, we would like to pose the following question, especially to the fainthearted, for serious consideration:
When you’re watching an 18 wheeler, with a supposed full payload of newly minted gold that was switched in a double cross with a cargo of gold painted lead bars, barreling down a very steep and winding mountainside road, and the steering wheel is broken, the brake lines have been cut, the windshield’s been shattered, 16 of 18 wheels have come off, the driver has just suffered massive cardiac arrest and the guy riding shotgun has just finished his 4th six pack … … … and now it’s careening toward a cliff side overlooking a deep, dark chasm. I think we all get the picture, don’t we?!
The real good news in this whole story, of course, lies at the other end of the abyss. It is always darkest before the dawn, you know? Yet the shining dawn will only appear after we emerge from this darkest part of the tunnel. While that may be difficult for most to understand, or appreciate, it is nevertheless how the end of this story will unfold.
Real prophecy is only ever uttered with the purpose of catalyzing a process of contemplation in order that a substantive reformation/transformation might take place, so that one’s downfall may be averted. Much of what has been stated in this ‘revelation’ has either already occurred, or should be perceived as forgone conclusion. For instance, the crashing and burning of the current financial/economic order has been happening in slow motion for many years. Likewise, the current and obvious freefall of the world economy will inevitably lead to many of the stated foregone conclusions. Therefore, any predictions that one may read into this depiction should focus on the following:
The ash heap that remains from the self destruction of “free market” capitalism will contain just the right stuff for the ongoing rebirth and regeneration of civil society. However, inasmuch as the bipolar world of the past 100 years was defined by both capitalism and communism, it is very likely that the coming New World Order will emerge from the ashes of the latter as well. Just as the PHOENIX of ancient lore was consumed by the flames of its self-created funeral pyre, so too shall humankind raise a more enlightened civilization from the ashes of both Anglo-American capitalism and Sino-Soviet communism.
Neither the death of the old “system”, nor the birth pangs of “A New Earth” will be quick and easy. Nevertheless, we hold within US and around the globe, the collective wisdom, and will, to get the job done right this time around the spiral. So that social and economic justice may prevail, environmental and ecological awareness may predominate, and all nations – the peoples of the world – may enjoy a lasting peace and prosperity.
T. Anthony Michael
Ian R. Crane Named Co-Defendant in Lawsuit Against Deborah Dupre
Suit Alleges Conspiracy to Commit Character Defamation/Assassination by Libel and Slander
Ian R. Crane has recently been named a co-defendant in a $10 million lawsuit being filed by the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference (GOSRC) against Deborah Dupre. The lawsuit alleges that Ian R. Crane and Deborah Dupre conspired to conduct a highly coordinated campaign of deliberate and malicious character assassination against the some of the most out-spoken members of the GOSRC, an International Citizens’ Initiative.
This lawsuit further alleges that this conspiracy was carried out by the systematic practice of character defamation through both the posting of libelous articles, newsletters, emails and comments throughout the internet, as well as by the slanderous radio interviews conducted by Crane and Dupre over the past 6+ months. The lawsuit is requesting both compensatory and punitive damages in the amount of $10 million to be paid to all injured parties.
The GOSRC has already indicated that the full amount of the compensatory and punitive damages adjudicated by the court will be used to establish a BP Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Fund. Most of the proceeds from this fund will be utilized toward the creation of a professional organization dedicated to scientifically determining the numerous medical conditions, health problems and wellness issues directly caused by the BP Gulf Oil Spill.
Several parties, completely outside of the GOSRC, have likewise been injured in numerous ways by the two individuals named above, as well as by the Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors (GCBD), an organization co-founded by Deborah Dupre and her sister, Delia LaBarre. The lawsuit further alleges that the GCBD has been a primary platform from which much of this premeditated character assassination and consequent defamation of character has been launched.
New evidence has been received by the GOSRC which adds to Ian R. Crane’s open admission that he secretly taped the National Coordinator, an illegal act in the State of Florida. In an exchange of emails between the GOSRC and Crane, the following statement was issued by Ian Crane in response to this illegal taping of the telephone conversation: “You would of course also need to file for Extradition!” (Per Crane’s email dated April 2, 2011)
A recent Crane email to the GOSRC indicates, not only a threat to release more purposefully, defamatory material onto the internet, but also insinuates a strong intention to continue these unlawful character assassinations whenever it serves his purpose to do so. The GOSRC has made overtures to Crane to learn the truth regarding the great number of falsehoods which he, himself, is illegally disseminating.
The GOSRC has made it clear that the choice is now his; he can cease and desist his criminal behavior or suffer the consequences in the appropriate courts of law. For our part, please be advised that those of us who have been profoundly harmed by the behavior of both Deborah Dupre and Ian Crane, we will henceforth defend ourselves and our ongoing conference with great vigor and legal prowess.
An Important Message to Each Defendant:
Deborah Dupre, due to the imminence and gravity of the forthcoming court case, it is required that a full retraction of the relevant libelous article and subsequent comments (both written and verbal) which began this entire saga. Only through this necessary act of good faith on her part will the GOSRC nullify all future legal actions against her.
As for Ian R. Crane, only an immediate cessation of all factually incorrect and defamatory posts related to this matter, as well as a full retraction of his false statements made to impugn the aforementioned characters will release him from the upcoming lawsuit and all future litigation. Also, unless this recommended response is acknowledged and acted upon, an extremely aggressive internet campaign will be geared up which will be proportionately upgraded to include all of those other individuals who have likewise suffered from his highly dubious and reprehensible behavior.
CAVEAT: The internet campaign, which has only recently been initiated to implement this defensive strategy, will evolve into a multi-faceted, multi-media platform which will be used as a model for many other good people who have suffered the same fate on the world wide web. Should any reader possess additional information regarding this case, please feel free to email @ email@example.com
Submitted by: Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference
Date: September 3, 2011
‘Journalists’ Ian Crane & Deborah Dupre destroy Gulf citizens’ movement
By Sheila Samarski
Just who is Ian R. Crane and why does he, together with the Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors, persist in destroying the Gulf Oil Spill citizens’ movement? Why does a Britisher suddenly appear on the scene of the greatest environmental catastrophe in US history hawking his wares and conspiracies?
After many months of investigation of this British citizen – Ian R. Crane – we can report the following facts about his business, his mission and his “journalistic” practice where it concerns the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
It is very important to note that this foreign ‘journalist’ lives in the United Kingdom not too far from London, admits to being an ex-Shlumberger oilman, and makes his money from selling internet conspiracy theory (which may be true or false) about the Gulf oil spill. The point is that this is how he earns his income, by selling videos that purport to explain away all things related to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.
The following headline has appeared on many of the internet’s alternative news sites over the past 6 months:
Here is one of the Gulf Oil Spill news sites where it can be found:
The first question anyone would ask is: Why was Ian Crane illegally and secretly taping a member – the National Coordinator no less – of the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference? What was his purpose?
In light of all the hacking and illegal behavior during the News of the World scandal in London, we now know that many journalists commit illegal actions as a matter of job performance. That doesn’t make it right, or ethical, or appropriate in any way. It just goes to show the rest of the world how far such a profession has strayed from legal conduct. Of course, in this instance the question remains why Crane felt compelled to conduct illegal taping of a telephone conversation? Who is he really working for?
During the course of researching this whole affair, it became quite evident that Crane does work very closely with members of the Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors (GCBD) group in NOLA. He and Deborah Dupre, a GCBD founder and ex-board member, have apparently teamed up to character assassinate anyone who disagrees with them or their modus operandi. Cross their path in any serious way and many agree you’re toast as far as personal destruction on the internet is concerned.
Deborah Dupre has admitted that she and her family are paid by oil companies to transport oil through pipelines which they have permitted (contracted) to run across their properties in Louisiana. Dupre also writes for Examiner.com, an internet news platform which is staffed by citizen writers, all of whom are paid according to the size of their readership. Examiner.com has a very close partnership with Thomson Reuters, the huge media conglomerate headquartered across the street from BP International Headquarters in London. Wait, this gets more interesting by the paragraph!
Just who are the Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors and what is their MO? Please read the following article to fully understand the damage that this organization has wrought throughout the GOM coastline advocacy groups and beyond.
Who are the Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors?
So, here’s the context: We have hundreds of real citizen advocates who live all over the Gulf of Mexico coastline, and who have worked since April of 2010 to bring into the public domain whatever they could contribute toward addressing the Gulf oil spill. They come from all different walks of life, both professionals and laypeople, and their shared passion and advocacy is assisting the rehabilitation of the GOM and its coastal environment. After 9 months into the Gulf oil spill, here comes Ian R. Crane bullying his way into the GOM advocacy network. Apparently he was not receiving enough publicity for his many conspiratorial narratives concerning the spill. He has lots of videos for sale and he’s not selling many of them; he just doesn’t get any traction.
So, what does he do? He starts committing character assassinations on some of the most effective heroes of the Gulf Oil Spill to get the attention he seeks. And, then, he starts to get the attention (advertising) he obviously craves to jumpstart his oil spill business. So now he thinks he’s hit on a winning formula by bashing the heroes to get attention.
Whose characters does he defame? People who have not only sacrificed their livelihoods, but in some instances their very lives. These individuals have spent their own money, time and energy with no compensation, reimbursement or donations and have put themselves in harm’s way to reveal the truths around the oil spill. And this is how Ian R. Crane treats them! A businessman from outside of London brings his own wrecking ball to the Gulf after it’s been destroyed by BP et al.
Why does Ian R. Crane conduct such an unconscionable smear campaign? Why would he persist, after months of being told the facts, in defaming the characters of those who worked tirelessly to reveal the truth about the greatest environmental disaster in North American history? He’s not even from the USA and yet he makes money off of our tragedy and ruins the reputations of some of our best and brightest. Why?
Ian R. Crane has started a facebook page which is entitled:
Please Like This Page & Help Expose BP’s Robert Kaluza
This entire site is basically dedicated to one of Crane’s current life missions. For all intents and purposes Crane would have us all believe that Robert Kaluza, “one of BP’s company men on the deepwater Horizon when it exploded”, is responsible for the whole Gulf oil spill. If you were to closely peruse his facebook page you will quickly see how many times Crane pitches his videos, dvds and other items for sale to the reader. This site is really about one thing, and one thing only: Ian Crane selling Ian Crane’s products, and sometimes at the expense of very good, hard-working advocates.
For the uninitiated it is very important to understand that the Gulf Oil Spill is the result of countless individuals, companies, politicians, regulators, contractors, sub-contractors, citizens, Big Oil employees, Military-Industrial Complex corporations, the US Federal Government, various state governments, etc., who either didn’t do their jobs or did them so well that this oil spill was just about guaranteed to happen. To lay the blame at the feet of one man – Robert Kaluza – or to even insinuate that he is the lynchpin (smoking gun) in such an investigation is simply ridiculous, which is just one reason why so many throughout the GOM advocacy network are profoundly offended by Crane’s dishonesty and disingenuousness.
Please understand that we are not suggesting that Robert Kaluza did not play a significant part in the lead-up to the explosion, burning and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon. Only the evidence and proven facts can determine exactly what his role was in this very serious and consequential episode. However, many feel Crane can no longer be trusted to ferret out the truth because of his unlawful and self-interested behavior in related matters.
Even if Crane were to lay the blame at the feet of an entire company like BP (whose actual responsibility is obvious historical fact by now and whose true criminal culpability may very well bankrupt it), his narrative would fall far short of the mark of truth. Many of us have come to realize that when anyone pushes a story with such obvious shortcomings, there is usually an agenda. We do know from talking to many who have read Crane’s comments and websites that he is well known for bashing those who receive more attention and publicity than himself.
The real environmental advocate cares not about how much publicity he receives because his intentions are honorable and he seeks no monetary gain or fame from his activism. Can we say the same about an Englishman who comes into our neck of the woods and foists his theories, and products, and libelous statements into our faces?
‘Journalists’ Ian Crane & Deborah Dupre destroy citizens’ movement
Just what is their MO? The GCBD simply label anyone who has fallen out with them an infiltrator. Disagree with them, don’t promote them, try to break away from their influence and you are suddenly called a BP agent, COINTELPRO, psyop or some other such pejorative label.
As for Ian Crane, his favorite way of smearing anyone who he targets is to falsely accuse them of being part of the controlled opposition. Not a very nice thing to do to lifelong environmental activists whose very lives depend on the trust and good will that has been built over a lifetime. He is given to doing this so casually that he seems to be arrogantly unaware of the consequences of his actions. Actions which are essentially criminal as we have seen with the News of the World hacking scandal.
As for the damage that has been inflicted on the entire Gulf of Mexico Advocacy Network, one can only imagine what will occur when highly influential and brutally honest advocates are taken down by such scurrilous and fallacious writing. When this occurred earlier this year, one could see the many volunteer advocates flee from the scene of this Crane/Dupre crime spree so as not to be tainted by their scandalous writing. No one wants to be tarred with the black and oily brush of the false accusation of betrayal.
What would anyone do when the most vocal and authoritative Gulf advocates are taken out with one slice of the slanderous blade? So quickly and easily! These two perpetrators sowed the seeds of fear and alarm so deeply that most of these folks will never come back to their respective health advocacies and environmental groups. Others have strongly expressed an aversion to working with any environmental health advocacy groups in the foreseeable future.
Even more tragic, the libelous articles and comments disseminated by both Crane and Dupre have planted so many seeds of mistrust that, where many worked together in a collegial relationship, these quickly dissolved into distrustful interactions. Mutual suspicion now replaced what was mutual trust throughout many of the key groups, which were making real headway with various Gulf restoration projects.
This investigative journalist has spoken to many Gulf residents, enviro groups and citizens throughout the Southeast during the past year and heard many stories about several different aspects of the BP Gulf oil spill. Clearly, the writings of Ian R. Crane and Deborah Dupre have done more to undermine a vibrant citizens’ movement than all the other mainstream media disinformation taken together.
After viewing numerous emails from different individuals formerly associated with the GCBD, it became clear that it was the most destructive enterprise on the Gulf. So many good people were defamed and humiliated that the word started to spread like wildfire. Unfortunately for Ian Crane, he chose to throw fuel on the fire, when he could have worked to put it out. True intentions do become known quite quickly under conditions of duress like the Gulf oil spill. Many of those concerned have remarked that a fraud is very easy to spot when the situation is as desperate as it has been during this awesomely tragic oil spill.
One final point of information is that Deborah Dupre is the subject of a $10 million defamation of character lawsuit. The suit alleges defamation of character by libelous articles which she was paid to write, as well as by slander during radio interviews she conducted. As for Ian R. Crane, we leave you with his highly dubious and childish dare which he made to the very same Gulf advocates referred to throughout this expose. Mr. Crane had the audacity to publish this dare in his newsletter back in April 2011 in which he was selling his latest video on the oil spill. He showed absolutely no interest in hearing the truth or correcting the many deliberate falsehoods, which he had previously disseminated by email/newsletter as well as posted on the internet:
“If these observations are inaccurate, please file the appropriate legal action!” (Per Ian Crane’s Newsletter of April 1, 2011)
Please be aware that Ian R. Crane is now under very serious investigation for the same criminal behavior as Deborah Dupre. According to those who have been injured by Ian Crane’s actions, he is being taken up on his challenge shown above.
We will end this expose with a note of appreciation for the many Gulf advocates who have literally died in the line of duty. Some who have not been killed have continued to perform their work under death threat; others have literally been the object of attempted murder and assault. Through the despicable actions and writings of both Ian R. Crane and Deborah Dupre these same individuals have now incurred an additional risk. Their lives have been put into even greater jeopardy and their characters thoroughly defamed through false and malicious statements they continue to post on the internet.
The Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference, an 11 month-old International Citizens’ Initiative, is filing criminal charges in Tallahassee, FL against Ian Crane, a former Schlumberger oil executive. The GOSRC has forwarded the original email to authorities in which Crane admitted to taping the former National Coordinator without his knowledge or consent. Crane’s subsequent suspicious actions and dubious correspondence concerning the Gulf Oil Spill have caused many throughout the GOM citizen’s movement to question his motives and agenda, and therefore compel us to file these charges.
Ian Crane currently poses as an advocate of sorts whereby he often places the full responsibility of the BP Gulf Oil Spill at the feet of BP’s Robert Kaluza. Crane’s former employer, Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company that worked on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, “says its crew left the Horizon on the day of the fire”. As an ex-oilman, Crane has adopted a pattern of behavior in which many sincere Gulf advocates, who do not wholeheartedly join his cause, have become subjected to completely untrue and unwarranted derogatory statements, as well as a continuing barrage of ad hominem attacks.
By several accounts Ian Crane has teamed up with an internet writer, Deborah Dupre, who has likewise used her writing platform to vilify and persecute some of the most courageous heroes of the Gulf Oil Spill. Dupre writes for Examiner.com which began a partnership with Thomson Reuters in the City of London, England. Reuters corporate headquarters is located approximately one tenth of a mile from BP corporate headquarters in London. Crane’s media outlet is located in Devon, England.
Dupre and members of her family also reportedly take stipends from oil transport companies which run pipelines over their respective properties in Louisiana. She has followed a very similar pattern of conduct to Crane in which those with whom she disagrees become the object of her libelous articles and slanderous radio interviews. Countless members of the vast network of BP oil spill have been shocked and mortified by her many unsubstantiated and groundless allegations which are found in her many ludicrous articles.
Both Crane and Dupre have been relentless in making patently false accusations against very hard-working individuals who have literally sacrificed their lives in the interest of advocating for the Gulf of Mexico and the coastline residents. Their MO consists of labeling anyone who runs amuck with their agendas as either “controlled opposition” or infiltrators. Many have expressed a total intolerance of their constant baseless and scurrilous attacks on good, well meaning people.
Please understand that this press release is being issued in the interest of warning all concerned parties of Ian Crane’s ongoing unethical behavior and illegal actions. He has likewise been reported to the Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Formal complaints are being filed with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, as well as the State Attorney’s office in Leon County, FL.
For anyone who wants to understand how seriously the State of Florida takes the illegal taping of it citizens, please click on the following two links to get an update on the current trial of a Tallahassee woman who unlawfully taped a Leon County Commission candidate just last year. Also, ask yourself the question, “Why is Ian Crane surreptitiously taping Gulf Oil Spill advocates?!”
For the protection of all of us from future attacks and accusations, especially from an individual who resides in Great Britain and just today emailed the following statement, we highly encourage widespread dissemination of this press release:
“You would of course also need to file for Extradition!”
Very best wishes,
Ian R Crane
Tel: +44 (0)207 558 8869
Mob: +44 (0)779 151 8740
USA: (281) 899 0207
Tapes Former GOSRC Coordinator
Book Review ~ “Might Makes Wrong”
Eric Walberg’s Postmodern Imperialism:
Geopolitics And The Great Games (1)
August 1, 2011
By RICHARD WILCOX
Richard Wilcox has a Ph.D. in environmental studies and lives in one of America’s far flung postmodern semi-colonies.
If modern universities were honest institutions instead of overpriced degree mills, Imperialism 101 would be a required course for all undergraduate students and political science majors. Eric Walberg draws from a wide and relevant variety of sources to tell the story which stretches throughout what he calls the three periods of imperialism: Great Game I (classical imperialism); GGII (Capitalism vs Communism); and GGIII The US-Israel Post Modern Imperialism, our very frightening present day era.
Walberg’s Postmodern Imperialism reads like a whodunit novel about the real world but would also serve as a fine– and boldly politically incorrect– political science textbook. Nothing is assumed by the writer beforehand and all terms are clearly defined. As an anti-imperialist Canadian, he has lived in Soviet era Russia, Uzbekistan and Egypt. What he offers the reader is therefore nothing less than a lifetime’s work, theoretically original in scope yet comprehensible and assiduously documented. The book abounds with valuable gems scoured from the lost pages of history that are relevant for where we find ourselves amidst the dizzying New World Order, or, is it, Chaos Theory Realized? Walberg notes that “…’a postmodern imperialism’, devoid of messy competitive wars for colonies” was the post Cold War era goal for world peace– but as we can see entropy seems to outweigh equilibrium these days.
This book includes 5 chapters and a number of appendixes. Chapter one deals with classical imperialism Great Game I (GGI); Chapter two with GGII, the anti communist period and the Cold War; Chapters three and four sharply define the role of Israel, Jewish and Zionist power in global and especially US politics/imperialism. The final chapter gives us a current scenario of struggles for power and political machinations to grab the last resources, winner take all and devil take the hindmost.
The setting for the classical “Great Game” is focused largely on Europe’s important role in Central Asia and the Middle East where European, North American and other powers such as Russia and China have struggled to expand their influence and territories. Walberg notes, “[t]he term ‘Great Game’ was coined in the nineteenth century to describe the rivalry between Russia and Britain.” The focus of this book is on the last two centuries, and takes us up to the present day analyzing many regions of the world where imperialism has had an affect.
Chapter 1 of the book, “GGI: Competing empires”, tells the story of how European powers “carved up” much of the world to their own advantage. I found this chapter very interesting since one often wonders how the countries we have today in the world came about. In many parts of the world it was directly due to GGI, where arbitrary borders were drawn in places like Africa that separated tribes according to new and arbitrary national borders.
“After seven centuries, the fates of both the Middle East and
Central Asia have once again converged. But today, the vast region, with
its dozens of ethnic groups, tribes, and clans, is composed of largely
artificial states, the result of imperial divide-and-rule, inciting friction
between peoples who had not experienced such brutal wars and invasions
since the fourteenth century. The vast region is once again discovering
common roots in Islam, now the chief catalyst of dissent and resistance
to the imperial players, the US and Israel, bent as they are on further
dismembering the region.”
GGI also included the United States, although less of a power at that time,
“America’s geography prevents any rival from challenging this state of
affairs, unlike the much vaster Eurasia, stretching both east-west and north-
south, containing more than 80 per cent of the world’s population, with many
rivals contending for hegemony.”
As one reads along startling claims jump off the page: did you know WWI was caused by the British Empire and the “International Bankers” in order to push
Germany out of competition? Previous to that time, “[t]raditional imperialism was based on the gold standard and mercantilism—the center amassing gold from the periphery either through direct theft or trade. London was the banking center that ensured the pound as international reserve currency based on gold.” Try that line out at the next party you attend and cause a Fox News fan to spill their drink on their Armani suit. If that doesn’t startle the uninitiated, Walberg states that “the events of [September] 2001 had far more to do with US imperialism—and Israel—than Islam.” This fact may cause the Islamophobes, which includes a great many Americans due to their having been brainwashed by the media, to sputter in a fit of anger, possibly spurting blood from a bitten lip or chipped tooth.
Basic concepts of imperialism are explained: “[t]he term geopolitics refers to the use of politics in controlling territories.” This in itself is interesting given the term “geopolitics” is the academically acceptable form of “imperialism.” This is similar to when the US War Dept. changed its name to the Dept. of Defense (DOD, or, Dept. of Killing the Defenseless).
We also learn about “Lebensraum” the German term which defines that:
“that Eurasian land borders in the massive expanse of Eurasia are arbitrary
and can be changed to meet the increasing needs of the population and
industry…. states are organic and growing, artificial constructs, that the land
and people form a spiritual bond, and that a healthy nation’s borders are
bound to expand. This was the Monroe Doctrine and the concurrent Manifest
Destiny writ large for the Eurasian continent.“
Not surprisingly, “[t]he goal of empire, and of all the games described here, is some variation on economic growth, the pursuit of profit, and (for public consumption) improving the well-being of the backward peoples—the latter infamously dubbed “the white man’s burden” by Rudyard Kipling…” Thus, as nation states solidified their own territories in Europe and America, technology allowed for ever greater expansion and expressions of violence of conquest. Although imperialism began as far back as the days of Columbus, by the 19th century the great game of “might makes right” was underway against the indigenous peoples of the world.
“Already by the nineteenth century there was no such thing as neutral
territory. The entire world was now a gigantic playing field for the major
industrial powers, and Eurasia was the center of this playing field. The game
motif is useful to describe the broader rivalry between nations and economic
systems with the rise of imperialism and the pursuit of world power.”
But as all good people of common and natural sense know, violence begets violence, and to live by the sword is to die by the sword: World War I which was started by the International bankers, was a disaster for European society. Death on a large scale in the first world war led to WWII due to the unjust arrangements dictated to Germany, largely under the influence of Jewish financiers (2; 3). Walberg writes:
“Whichever side ‘won’ WWI, the international bankers were guaranteed to
emerge the true victors, with both warring parties deeply in debt to the
international banking elite….in 1919, the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations]
was established in New York, financed by Morgan money, which would be
the mouthpiece of the American branch of the now Anglo-American
empire….The international bankers, who enjoyed the protection of the
British crown around the world, were well aware that the British government
was virtually bankrupt by the outbreak of WWI. They were already focusing
on the US and were able to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to sign the
US Federal Reserve Act in 1913, putting money creation in the US in the
hands of private bankers rather than of government, as it was already in
Britain, France and Germany. These GGI central banks were already moving
towards the financial endgame of imperialism—the creation of a world
system of financial control in private hands….The creation of the Bank for
International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, in 1930, ostensibly to
manage German reparations payments, marked a new stage in the
globalization of financial capital, with the BIS a ‘coordinator of the
operations of central banks around the world’.”
Indeed, as the book The Empire of the City: The Secret History of British Financial Power claims, the international banking cartel played a decisive role in intentionally setting off some 20 wars, by funding multiple parties, during the 19th and 20th centuries. When countries are at war they go into debt, and the debt must be paid to the bankers (4).
Walberg places attention on the Rothschild banking family, especially during GGI, yet noting that even today “[t]here are only 5 nations without a Rothschild model central bank: North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Cuba and Libya. Until recently, there were two others: Afghanistan and Iraq.” As Michael Collins Piper who recently tackled the issue of Rothschild banking and political power has written:
“The Rothschild family are the “King of Kings” –if only by virtue of their
immense wealth. And they are, beyond doubt, the royal family of Jewry. It is
thus no coincidence that on Jan. 2, 2009, Moses L. Pava, a Jewish professor
of business ethics admitted candidly in the Jewish newspaper, Forward, that:
‘Our Jewish communities which once honored rabbis and scholars, now
almost exclusively honor those with the biggest bank accounts.’ And those
with the biggest bank accounts are the Rothschilds. (5)”
Walberg’s interpretation of the Russian revolution will be controversial to some on the political Right, who see that part of history as an overthrow of an imperfect monarchy by something far worse, Soviet communism. Walberg is mindful of the Stalinist holocaust against Russian peasants and mass starvation in the Ukraine, as well as ecological destruction caused by the Soviet system. But he writes, “the Russian revolution in 1917 was a declaration of war against the imperialist system itself. This marked the beginning of what is called here Great Game II (GGII)—the Cold War between imperialism and communism.”
Thus, during the Cold War years the US branded any form of independent development around the world as “communist” whether it was or not, and had to destroy it through a variety of hard and soft power methods. Which brings us up to “the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc in 1989–91 and the beginning of what is called here Great Game III (GGIII)” which mainly concerns
“the two regions—the Middle East and Central Asia.” As anyone who follows the news today knows, many savage wars of geopolitics in the search for abundant natural resources are taking place in those regions of the world.
Speaking of how Walberg himself came to a critical view of politics, he recalls his days as a student when his view about communism became sympathetic: “[i]mperialism was not an abstraction, but a devastating force that destroyed good, idealistic people, whole peoples. Enemies of imperialism must be reconsidered, in the first place, the Soviet Union, which until then I had accepted as a dangerous and evil force in the world.” From the end of WWII the US became the global policeman (or thug): “[t]he US itself is the source of much of the world’s terrorism, its 1.6 million troops in over a thousand bases around the world the most egregious terrorists.” Walberg does not draw a simplistic analysis of Soviet crimes, yet still sides with the ideals of the former SU against the evil West:
“The Soviet Union produced environmental disasters, notably the
death of the Aral Sea. Collective farming enforced at gunpoint destroyed
a vibrant peasant tradition. The gulags and Stalinist repression were a
terrible tragedy. But colonialism and fascism killed far more innocent
people, and both were aggressive, starting wars with other countries.
The Soviet Union was a one-party system, a dictatorship, but not an
aggressively expanding empire, contrary to what we were and are
indoctrinated into believing.”
I found Chapter 2 to be the least exciting given that it reads like a standard Left critique of post WWII US foreign policy, as encountered in such important works as William Blum’s Killing Hope and the works of Noam Chomsky and Michael Parenti. While all of these authors including Walberg are correct that the US used the pretext of “fighting communism” in order to crush independent democratic and free market development in the Third World, many believe this argument makes the former Soviet Union come off smelling too sweet whereas communism’s crimes have been too much ignored by the Left.
Chapters 4 and 5 integrate the classic critique of imperialism with an understanding of the Jewish power structure, as readers of the works of Israel Shamir, James Petras and a fairly large and growing number of Internet journalists and bloggers have now championed. This aspect of the book breaks new ground. The synthesis of Zionist ideology and American military might emerged as the new political ideology of neoconservatism, which led to the Iraq war blood bath of 2003 and the death of millions of Iraqis. This is the doorstep we find ourselves sitting on today, a world of wars on the behest of Israel, Big Oil, Military Industry and ultimately the international banking cartel. A postmodern and most deadly game.
While it is now possible to criticize Israel, Walberg notes that “[n]one of the mainstream critics of the [Israel] lobby dares to point to the continuity between the Israel lobby and the fatal embrace by Jewish elites of past empires.” Indeed, Benjamin Ginsberg’s Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State, details with pride Jewish involvement in the economic history of the United States. He shows how Jewish families in the 19th century such as the American Seligman’s financed the US Navy and the building of the Panama Canal and the German Schiff’s helped finance the post Civil War railroad building that tamed the American continent. “Like their British counterparts, late nineteenth century American-Jewish financiers were proponents of imperialist programs and policies and participants in the American imperialist coalition of the period. (6)”
The departure from a standard Left critique of US imperialism is boldly evident by reading Walberg’s chapter and subheading titles which include: Chapter 3 GGIII: US-Israel Postmodern Imperialism; Chapter 4 GGII: Israel — Empire -and-a-half; Judaism and Zionism — goals; Jews and the state through history; and The Israel Lobby and ‘Dog wags tail’ debate. Walberg cites plenty of evidence that Jewish interests control the US political system, which as Walt and Mearsheimer are famous for arguing is onerous not only to the United States but to Israel itself, both of which countries are set on a path of self and mutual destruction, from within and from enemies whom they have created through their bellicose behavior. As minds as sharp as professor emeritus of politics, James Petras, to Obama’s failed nominee (he was too anti Zionistic) for chair of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), Charles Freeman, have shown beyond doubt, The Tail Wags The Dog. Anyone who cares to research the topic can see that Jewish interests are involved in political, financial and media far out of proportion to the numbers of Jewish voters or consumers they purport to represent. The pseudo Bibilcal and cranky ideology of the 70 million Christian Zionist supporters of the Jewish power system is heading us into moral degradation, economic collapse and brutal Soviet style police state conditions.
The final chapter of the book deals with the complex machinations of nation states and multinational corporate interests, that overlap and conflict. In a world of scarce resources and grotesque inequality, the Great Game is increasingly turning into a Terrible Nightmare for an majority of the world’s population that must battle the latter stages of an ecocidal and unsustainable imperialist system.
1. Eric Walberg (2011). Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great
2. A.J.P. Taylor (1961). The Origins of The Second World War
3. Ingrid Rimland Zundel (July, 2011). Japan in WWII: A Casualty of Usury? Was WWII Fought to make the World Safe for the Bankers?
4. E. C. Knuth (1944). The Empire of “The City”
5. Michael Collins Piper (2009).The New Babylon: Those Who Reign Supreme, a Panoramic Overview of the Historical, Religious and Economic Origins of the New
World Order. http://www.amazon.com/New-Babylon-Panoramic-Historical-Religious/dp/B00328Q3DK
6. Benjamin Ginsberg (1993). The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State