In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we’ve highlighted the unraveling of the “two lone nuts” theory of that tragic event.In this context, we note that younger brother Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s high school mentor has a background in the CIA and also teaches Islamic studies at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, which Dzokhar attended.
I.G. Farben’s Fischer-Tropsch process is experiencing an industrial renaissance. In Kosovo, former NATO commander General Wesley Clark is chairman of a company using it to produce synthetic fuel from Kosovo’s coal deposits. Coincidentally (?) the head of NATO peacekeeping forces in Kosovo was the son of Nazi war crminal and Third Reich finance ministry official Fritz Reinhardt.
There has been a significant uptick in real or alleged military confrontations over disputed islands in the North Pacific. Conservative commentator Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has noted the possible drift toward war between Japan and China over uninhibited and disputed Islands. Japan has also accused Russia of fomenting confrontation over the disputed Kuriles.
In a fun change of pace, we’re going to have a post that’s light on excerpts and heavy on ranty linkiness. That might not actually be fun but it’s not like there’s a robot standing over your shoulder forcing you to read this. Yet.
Anti-Putin Russian coalition includes prominent fascists, including Alexei Navalny. One wonders what effect this will have on the largely Muslim Caucasus?
Central banks buying, not selling gold. This hasn’t happened in 40 years.
U.S. lured the Soviets into Afghanistan; George H.W. Bush analysts provide ideological base for the actions; Zbigniew Brzezinski implements the plan; Reagan cold warriors reject Soviet withdrawal plan.
Liberty League, industrialists, financiers orchestrated the 1934 coup plot; General Smedley Butler betrayed the plot; media suppressed accurate reportage.
Insurance giant AIG’s prolific use of offshore scams, captive reinsurance, illegal gambits and operations, aided by high-level gov’t officials and legislators.
Third Reich political strategy perpetuated by Federal Republic of Germany, “volksgruppenrechte” (the rights of native peoples) aids revanchist national agenda.