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Is Germany Using North Korea to Destabilize Asia and the US? (One Heckuva Conspiracy Theory)

TIMELINE–November, 2012: Ger­many’s for­eign min­is­ter encour­ages the U.S. to embrace both a “Trans-Atlantic” free trade pact and Ger­man-dic­tat­ed “aus­ter­i­ty.” Jan­u­ary, 2013: Fol­low­ing Oba­ma’s piv­ot to Asia, Ger­man lawyers and econ­o­mists decamp to North Korea, in the wake of a her­ald­ed “eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal open­ing to South Korea and the West.” Ear­ly spring, 2013: the Hitler-influ­enced Asian nation’s leader does just the oppo­site.


Von Clausewitz and the Politics of Debt: German War Reparations Owed Greece Re-Emerges as “Time Bomb”

Greece’s eco­nom­ic prob­lems have been exac­er­bat­ed by Ger­many’s fail­ure to com­pen­sate Greece for dam­age done dur­ing the occu­pa­tion of World War II. Ele­ments with­in the Greek gov­ern­ment have com­piled a report doc­u­ment­ing the extent of the war com­pen­sa­tion owed Greece. Ger­many itself is the great­est debt trans­gres­sor of all. Its wartime pol­i­cy is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with its cur­rent political/economic pos­tur­ing.


Deutsche Bank and the Financial Meltdown

It is impor­tant to under­stand that Ger­man banks are any­thing but blame­less in the Euro­pean finan­cial cri­sis. Deutsche Bank car­ried a large amount of bad debt on its books and lied about it in order to fool investors. In 2007, the Fed­er­al Reserve had to help bailout Deutsche Bank. The U.S. sued Deutsche Bank over its manip­u­la­tion of the Amer­i­can mort­gage mar­ket.


Divine Laissez Faire: Comparing the Theocratic Free Market Philosophies of the Muslim Brotherhood and The Family

“Free Mar­ket” prin­ci­ples are man­i­fest­ing behind fun­da­men­tal­ist reli­gious cov­er. The Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist group The Fam­i­ly wields pro­found influ­ence in Wash­ing­ton, behind an ide­ol­o­gy that sees lais­sez-faire eco­nom­ics as “God’s will.” The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’s Islamism also views free-mar­ket prin­ci­ples as “Divine” in ori­gin. UPDATED ON 6/17/2013.


Austerity: Up Close and Personal

What does fis­cal “aus­ter­i­ty” actu­al­ly mean to those under its yoke? Since sim­i­lar poli­cies are being rec­om­mend­ed for the Unit­ed States, let’s take a look at Greece, up close and per­son­al. Greeks going to the hos­pi­tal must bring their own sheets, as the hos­pi­tals long ago fired their clean­ing per­son­nel. The sui­cide rate has dou­bled. Greek phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion teach­ers no longer require their stu­dents to com­plete their class require­ments, because so many of the stu­dents are so under­nour­ished that they get dizzy while exer­cis­ing. On top of that, many Greeks can no longer afford to bury their dead.


German Banks and the Eurozone Crisis

Ger­man banks were fun­da­men­tal­ly involved in pump­ing the cap­i­tal into the now-trou­bled Euro­zone economies than oth­ers, despite lies to the con­trary. In addi­tion, they have been using Ger­many’s bailouts to shore up their own bal­ance sheets. Ger­man finance is prin­ci­pal­ly respon­si­ble for this cri­sis. Cur­rent­ly hold­ing the world econ­o­my hostage in order to dis­solve the polit­i­cal sov­er­eign­ty of Euro­pean nations, Ger­many is attempt­ing to real­ize the goals of the Third Reich.


“Austerity” Equals Fascism, Part I: The Republicans are Nazis

Descend­ed from political/economic inter­ests that sup­port­ed Hitler, tried to over­throw Franklin Roo­sevelt and did kill JFK, the GOP man­i­fests the her­itage of decades of covert oper­a­tions that brought Third Reich vet­er­ans into the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal main­stream. The upcom­ing elec­tion may deter­mine the fate of our civ­i­liza­tion.


Pirate Party’s Electoral Success in Germany, Americans Elect and the Muslim Brotherhood Spring

Ger­man Pirate Par­ty enjoy­ing suc­cess as “protest par­ty.” Will they become a Ger­man ver­sion of “Amer­i­cans Elect” or the “Arab Spring”? Will they real­ize their hopes and tran­scend fas­cist ele­ments present at their birth?


Surprise, Surprise! “Occupiers” Tied to Ohio Bomb Plot

Ohio bomb plot­ters linked to “Occu­py Cleve­land.” Are they agents-prova­ca­teurs/in­fil­tra­tors? With indi­ca­tions of fascist/right wing ini­ti­a­tion of “Occu­py” move­ment, might this have been intend­ed from the begin­ning?


Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Embraces Social Chaos

Mus­lim Broth­er­hood express­es rejec­tion of emer­gency IMF loan. The Egypt­ian econ­o­my is in ter­ri­ble shape. Is the Ikhwan plan­ning to pre­cip­i­tate social chaos and imple­ment­ing fas­cism as a “solu­tion”?