[Fukushima Truth] Joel Skousen: Worries Over Fukushima — Danger is 'exaggerated' & "Long distance radiation effects at relative small doses are highly dependent on personal nutritional habits and the relative strength of the individual’s immune system."

World Affairs Brief, May 11, 2012 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com)

THIS WEEK’S ANALYSIS:

Another Phony Underwear Plot

The Truth about the Russian Troops at Fort Carson

Hagmann Claims Based on Dubious “Insider” Source

New Army Prison Camp Manual: Detention of and Reeducation of Dissident Citizens

Russia’s Preemptive Threat to Europe’s Missile Defense

Worries over Fukushima

Ex-presidential Gravy Trains

Greek Left Fails to Form a Government

Obama Risks All on Gay Marriage Support

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WORRIES OVER FUKUSHIMA

Natural News put out a dramatic and apocalyptic piece on the Fukushima nuclear crisis that had dozens of subscribers calling to find out “is it true?” While most of the data was correct, except the exaggerated issue of how radiation has already floated over to America (nothing even close to danger levels) the author was way over the mark in predicting an imminent melt down of the fuel storage pools of reactor building #4.

The partially damaged reactor building still stores spent fuel rods 3 stories up in earthquake damaged buildings which many pundits are claiming is about to collapse. The truth is that this is a dangerous situation only because of the potential for more earthquakes in the future. That’s the only danger that could threaten the integrity of the building, which is not “about to collapse.”

Even though chances of an earthquake sufficient strong to collapse this buildings and its fuel rods (which would lead to a meltdown and high radioactivity release) is not high, I completely agree that the Japanese government needs to demand that these rods all be removed from elevated storage and be put in below ground containment—as has been done in other plants.

If this disaster happens, it will still not affect the US as much as Chernobyl did the Ukraine and Belorussia—close neighbors to the reactor—due to the much longer distances between Japan and the US. Most of the health damage was limited to populations a few hundred miles from Chernobyl. Western Europe did see a fairly small percentage of the population affected, but the fact that it did not affect most people indicates that long distance radiation effects at relative small doses are highly dependent on personal nutritional habits and the relative strength of the individual’s immune system—not absolute exposure itself, which is nearly impossible to avoid unless you leave the country. There is no reason at this time to take extreme measures to relocate away from North America, but we will keep watching this situation, which is of concern.

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Related: I’m assuming this is the Natural News article in question:

Fukushima reactor No. 4 vulnerable to catastrophic collapse; could unleash 85 times Cesium-137 radiation of Chernobyl; human civilization on the brink

Skousen: Oil Prices—Market and Manipulative Forces at Work

World Affairs Brief, June 13, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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OIL PRICES: MARKET AND MANIPULATIVE FORCES AT WORK

The price of oil and gasoline continues to rocket upward even as demand for gasoline wanes. Miles driven by American motorists have actually dropped over 4% compared to last year.  High gasoline prices are having their effect and there is still a lot more cost cutting to come as people scramble to buy more fuel efficient vehicles.   Overall, demand for oil is increasing, but the rate of increase is slowing, even in China and India where the masses are finally now beginning to have access to personal vehicles.  Sadly, the budding personal car movement in third world countries is about to be snuffed out as rising prices threaten to dampen demand for all but the wealthy.  There are definitely some pernicious, non free-market forces at work here as the demand curve for oil is nowhere near as steep as the rising price of oil.  This week I’ll help you analyze what is happening. Continue reading “Skousen: Oil Prices—Market and Manipulative Forces at Work”

Skousen: How to Adapt to High Gas Prices as They Impact the Economy

World Affairs Brief, May 30, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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HOW TO ADAPT TO HIGH GAS PRICES AS THEY IMPACT THE ECONOMY

In one of the most outrageous examples of price gouging ever witnessed, fuel prices have risen almost 10 cents per gallon per week now for more than a month. The American consumer is being held hostage to an economic and personal lifestyle that was established a century ago based upon an abundance of cheap oil and is now locked into our economic infrastructure. Most people have no ability to escape what is now upon us and getting worse. All of our cities are developed around the commuting lifestyle, allowing Americans to live in rural or suburban openness to escape pollution and city overcrowding. We travel long distances on fast freeways to get to work and none of that can be changed quickly. We never did like the European style of city living, with millions crammed into high rise city apartments, with gas prices so high that only the wealthy could afford a personal vehicle. But now it appears the Powers That Be are forcing that urban lifestyle upon us: mass transportation, high density urban dwellings, water rationing, zero-scape yards, and runaway inflation. We have a duty to both resist and adapt. This week, I’ll give some practical tips on how to adapt to avoid some of the pain. Continue reading “Skousen: How to Adapt to High Gas Prices as They Impact the Economy”

Skousen: Gas Price Manipulation—Public Needs to Demand Opening of the Gull Island Oil Field (Alaska)

World Affairs Brief, May 16, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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MORE ON GAS PRICE MANIPULATION

It’s well and good that Congress vote to stop filling the US Strategic Oil reserve because the US already has billions of barrels in the ground in Alaska–entire oil fields capped and drilled, but kept off the market.  The filling of the Strategic Petroleum reserve is merely one more attempt to keep fuel in short supply.  I will be blunt.  There is a conspiracy to raise fuel prices and it is pernicious.  No one is targeting the collusion we see daily between the oil companies.

Fred Cederholm in a Baltimore Blog noted these careful observations during the latest and suspicious run up in gas prices–too rapid and too well coordinated to be a result of natural market demands.  “It must have been some pricing strategy by all of the fuel retailers because the spike [of 13 cents a gallon] occurred everywhere, regardless of the company or the brand, at almost the same moment [within 2 hours]… I had already been on-line checking world-wide news and developments when a friend and neighbor stopped at the house to tell me I had better fill up immediately because a price jump was coming. I logged off and topped off my gas supplies for all of my fuel thirsty vehicles and gizmos. I then went back on-line to find out why the spike occurred. I found not one single development, catastrophe, or explanation. I found nothing to justify the jump!”  Later, the media will always be fed some event used to justify the increase, just like their servile explanations that “the stock market rose today due to some company performing better than expected.”   Nonsense. Continue reading “Skousen: Gas Price Manipulation—Public Needs to Demand Opening of the Gull Island Oil Field (Alaska)”

Skousen: Bob Barr’s Libertarian Run for President

World Affairs Brief, May 16, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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BOB BARR’S LIBERTARIAN RUN FOR PRESIDENT

Former CIA man and Republican Congressman Bob Barr says he has launched a committee to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.  He is no shoe-in by any means.  His main competition is former Alaskan Democratic Representative Mike Gravel, who has a lot of support in the Libertarian community.  Barr has high ratings from the NRA and is noted for his sponsorship of the Marriage Defense Act of 1996 which appeals to conservatives but not all Libertarian Party members.  He is clearly seeking to woo Ron Paul supporters to his cause.

Barr’s problem in convincing Ron Paul supporters to come his way has more to do with his dubious moral character than with his stated positions.  Paul supporters are used to dealing with a champion who has unimpeachable moral standards in both his public and private life.  Barr’s record is severely tarnished, and as conservatives know, politicians with lots of moral skeletons in their closet can be leaned on by the Powers That Be. As a brief summary, Bob has been married 3 times and had has been accused of having extra-marital affairs leading to the breakup of two of those marriages.  According to Barr’s second wife Gail Barr, the would-be-champion of the pro-life movement paid for and did not object to her having an abortion in 1983.  He was also having a secret affair with his current wife while Gail Barr was undergoing cancer treatment (shades of Newt Gingrich and John McCain).  Barr is also reported to have failed to pay child support to the children of his first two wives and “while married to his third and present wife was photographed licking whipped cream off of a few chesty strippers at his inaugural party… for charity.”

Nevertheless, the GOP is mildly worried that a Barr candidacy could siphon off votes from John McCain in the November election.  The Washington Times reported that various mid-level Republican leaders have tried to discourage him from running against McCain–for the sake of conservative unity.  But Barr counters, “In the month since we formed our exploratory committee, not a single Republican who has spoken with me to try and convince me not to seek the Libertarian nomination has disagreed with my reasons for considering a run.”  The Times also quoted him as saying, “Most Republicans who asked him not to run ‘also said they understand why I’d run and why John McCain is not conservative and will not seriously tackle the growth in government power and spending,’ he said. ‘Some said they would vote for me if I ran, but for the sake of the Republican Party, they would prefer I didn’t.'” Interesting.

Barr is also not nearly as ideologically consistent as Ron Paul.  Ben Pershing writes that “if Barr really is disillusioned with the two major parties, he hasn’t shown it with his wallet… Barr has continued to exercise his inherent right to dole out campaign cash, and his political action committee — now known as the Bob Barr Leadership Fund — has contributed money to roughly two-dozen Republican members of Congress, according to Federal Election Commission records. Recipients of Barr’s largess have included some decidedly moderate, non-Libertarian types like GOP Reps. Christopher Shays (Conn.) and Deborah Pryce (Ohio) and Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)…[His] his last recorded PAC contribution, made in February, went to … a Democrat: Rep. Tom Allen, a candidate for Senate in Maine.”

Skousen: Election Manipulation—Nevada GOP Sabotages Ron Paul Delegate Vote

World Affairs Brief, May 2, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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ELECTION MANIPULATION: NEVADA GOP SABOTAGES RON PAUL DELEGATE VOTE

The Republican Party has a real problem with Ron Paul. He just won’t go away quietly. He is still a candidate for President. He hasn’t conceded or dropped out–despite media wishful thinking. Best of all, he refuses to endorse front runner John McCain, the worst warmongering candidate of the entire Republican field. Frankly, Dr. Paul both scares and embarrasses the Republican leadership. They are afraid that if he gets any momentum or significant number of delegates to the convention they will have to let him make a major address on prime time TV and thus more converts. And, Dr. Paul is certainly capable of making converts. He takes all the traditional positions the Republican Party was built upon and that core Republican voters love: small and limited federal government, low regulation, non-aggressive foreign policy, honest money, anti-abortion, and pro-family values. The Republican National Committee wants him to go away so they can get on with the promotion of Sen. John McCain-a totally dishonest and corrupt insider, according to his own son–and continue the hidden globalist agenda which now rules the Party at the highest levels. This week in the Nevada GOP convention, the party leadership shut down the convention when it became obvious that Ron Paul supporters outnumbered those loyal to party leaders who wanted to elect only McCain delegates to the national convention–even though Romney won the primary and Paul came in second, above McCain. It’s as if they are saying, “If we don’t like the results of the vote, we’ll adjourn till we can muster enough of our people to outnumber you!”

Here’s the best account of what happened by C. Bunce of the Daily Paul online newsletter. It is specific enough to show my readers just how evil this really was and who did it [edited for clarity]. Continue reading “Skousen: Election Manipulation—Nevada GOP Sabotages Ron Paul Delegate Vote”

Skousen: Chuck Baldwin Wins Constitution Party Nomination for President

World Affairs Brief, May 2, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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CHUCK BALDWIN WINS CONSTITUTION PARTY NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT

I was delighted to hear that Pastor Chuck Baldwin won the Constitution Party nomination for president over the very talented Alan Keyes.   Alan Keyes is a good man. He ran against Barak Obama for the Senate race in Illinois, but his being part of the black minority didn’t help him garner any endorsements from the establishment.  He was TOO conservative and the media hates black conservatives.  Keyes is a dynamic speaker with few peers, but (in my opinion) sometimes plays to the audience too much with catchy phrases designed mostly to drum up applause and trigger religious fervor-at the expense of more substantive discussions.  These kinds of speeches play well to the conservative-Christian choir and provide political excitement, but ultimately narrows the candidates appeal by turning away those who aren’t interested in organized religion or who are suspicious of a flamboyant preacher-type style.

In the brief of April 18th, I brought up the problem of the traditional political approach of the Constitutional Party being too narrowly focused on its core supporters–all ardent evangelical Christians.  If the party is going to grow it needs to more closely emulate Ron Paul’s approach by championing liberty for all without excessive religious rhetoric in speeches–which makes non religious conservatives uncomfortable about using the role of government to enforce religious values (where there is no violation of fundamental rights to life, liberty, property and family covenants).

Those who know my political writings know that I do support an elected officials’ right to make reference to and appeal to God (even in prayer) as part of his service to the nation, but he should do so judiciously and sincerely since pushing God openly is a favored political ploy of the most ungodly politicians.  Bill Clinton, for example, would use the name of God (in vain, of course) just to impress naive Christians.  Then there is George Bush Jr., wily enough to verbally support being “Born Again” while maintaining his furtive allegiance to with the satanic power cult/club Skull and Bones.

I’ll take an honest, straight-talking statesman like Ron Paul, who follows conscience in his daily walk with Christ, than one of the many charismatic televangelist preachers like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, John Hagee, Billy Graham and others who compromise with the world in order to gained access to high level establishment leaders. The personal prestige that gained by such associations is illusory.  The establishment despises religious leaders who seek their approval and fail to see they are being played the fool. Continue reading “Skousen: Chuck Baldwin Wins Constitution Party Nomination for President”

Skousen: Sacrificing the Dollar to Save the Banks

World Affairs Brief, March 14, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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SACRIFICING THE DOLLAR TO SAVE THE BANKS

We hear a phrase all too often nowadays: “The dollar sank to a new record low this week.” Get used to it. It’s going to continue its steady decline as the Fed continues to bailout the major banks and financial institutions whose solvency depends on a package of paper assets that no longer has a verifiable value. As currency traders react to each new injection of liquidity and the lowering of US interest rates, the dollar keeps losing value. It lost 1% this past week compared to the Euro. It has gone down 6% in the past month, 17% in the last year, and a whopping 31% since late 2005. The debasement of our currency is even worse than that, however. The markets are comparing the dollar to the Euro, or the Yen, or the British Pound. Each of those currencies is also being debased, but not quite as much as the dollar. Real inflation of the money supply is higher than the percentage fall of the dollar since all comparative currencies are moving downward as well. This week we’ll talk about who are the winners and who will be the losers in this frantic game of maintaining US buying power.

Even the markets are having trouble figuring out what are the effects of this bailout fever. As the Baltimore Sun noted, “Wall Street’s euphoria over a $200 billion plan from the Federal Reserve [resulting in an unwise gain of 416 points] turned to caution yesterday, leading stocks to retreat a day after their biggest rally in more than five years. Volatile energy prices added to the market’s anxiety. Oil prices initially fell after the Energy Department said crude and gasoline supplies rose by unexpectedly large amounts last week, but then they returned on their record-setting streak to briefly surpass $110 a barrel.”

The primary reason why oil is rising despite increasing supply is that it has become a store of value for currency traders trying to hedge against a falling dollar–following the pattern of gold and silver. In other words, speculators are joining in with oil traders to find a place to park their excess dollars, causing the price to rise unrelated to actual supply and demand of the raw product.

Major financial institutions are collapsing even though only a few, like Countrywide, have reached the state of publicly admitting default. This week another huge insider-connected fund is going under. Carlyle Capital Corp. has not been able to reach an agreement with Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase to refinance Carlyle’s highly leveraged debt of some $21B. Carlyle’s creditors have made margin calls against Carlyle’s highly leveraged positions and are now seizing Carlyle’s collateralized assets (subprime debt) for auction. The Carlyle Fund is owned by the powerful insider-connected Carlyle Group (that owns or controls many dark side mercenary operations on behalf of the US government). If even the insiders can’t save their own, you know it’s really bad. The Carlyle Group itself is somewhat immune from financial liability since it, like other major insiders, switched corporate registry offshore (Guernsey Islands, U.K.) And their stock trades in Amsterdam.

Skousen: The Political Art of Lying

World Affairs Brief, March 7, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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A GLIMPSE INTO DARK SIDE IMMUNITY

Only a small minority of Americans see that only liars are allowed to win the nomination for high political office–in this or any other country. In the end, it really doesn’t matter who is elected president–all the major candidates have been co-opted by the control system and its globalist agenda. Honest statesmen like Ron Paul are shunned by the media and the powerful elite. Sadly, even most people would rather be lied to about what they want to hear rather than believe the truth about our declining situation. Continue reading “Skousen: The Political Art of Lying”

Skousen: Suddenly the Media is Interested in Ron Paul—At Least in His Congressional Seat Defeat

World Affairs Brief, February 22, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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SUDDENLY THE MEDIA IS INTERESTED IN RON PAUL–AT LEAST IN HIS DEFEAT

This week NPR radio had the forthrightness to read two letters from listeners critical of their coverage of Ron Paul. In essence both said, “You didn’t give Ron Paul the time of day during his active campaign for President and now you do a major story on him because he has a primary challenge to his Congressional race. It seems like you are only interested in his defeat!”

Yes, the establishment has put up a neo-con “conservative” to challenge Rep. Paul for his Congressional seat: turn-coat Chris Peden who used to speak highly of Ron Paul. Thomas Woods provides some interesting background on how this challenge came to be. Continue reading “Skousen: Suddenly the Media is Interested in Ron Paul—At Least in His Congressional Seat Defeat”

Skousen: McCain Bombshell Finally Drops

World Affairs Brief, February 22, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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McCAIN BOMBSHELL FINALLY DROPS

Establishment newspapers have been investigating this story for months and holding it back until now. The why is a story in itself, which I will cover shortly. First, the NY Times is holding back the most damaging source testimony, perhaps to protect McCain and allow for a credible denial. The indiscretions occurred eight years ago while McCain was running for President the first time. Here are excerpts from the NY Times revelations [my comments in brackets]. Continue reading “Skousen: McCain Bombshell Finally Drops”

Skousen: False Reasons for Satellite Shoot Down

World Affairs Brief, February 22, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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FALSE REASONS FOR SATELLITE SHOOT DOWN

The government claims it has to shoot down a defunct spy satellite in order to keep sensitive debris parts from falling into the wrong hands and save the environment from toxic Hydrazine fuel. Nonsense. According to credible experts, Monomethyl hydrazine has a half-life of only 2 days in the environment, and does not bio accumulate.

The hydrazine tank would never survive the extreme heat of atmospheric re-entry–likewise for the sensitive electronic circuits of the spy satellite. They would all be burned up. Furthermore, using a non explosive warhead, the special version of an Aegis missile could not ensure that the hydrazine tank was destroyed on impact.

In short, the US was interested in testing a new high altitude, long range version of its Aegis missile –sending a not-so-subtle message to the Russians and Chinese that they have a new ABM missile alternative to the fixed base types whose effectiveness is in dispute. I’m all for this new ABM sea-based missile technology–if I had any confidence the US would use it to protect us, but they won’t–at least not until a world war has begun and everyone worked up into a patriotic frenzy. The excuse for shooting down a spy satellite was deemed necessary because of the hypocrisy factor: the US recently lambasted China for testing an anti-satellite missile of its own.

Skousen: Anti-Depressants Suppress the Conscience Part of the Brain

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ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUGS RAISE THE THREAT OF SUICIDE

Shankar Vedantam of the Washington Post writes, “Adults taking popular antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as patients given sugar pills, according to an analysis released yesterday of hundreds of clinical trials involving tens of thousands of patients.” Previously there was a clear link only to teens and suicide, and only when withdrawing them from use of these drugs. What makes these new revelations so important is the breadth of the study: “The examination of 702 controlled clinical trials involving 87,650 patients is the most comprehensive look at the subject and is particularly telling because it counted suicide attempts and included patients treated for a variety of conditions, including sexual dysfunction, bulimia, panic disorder and depression.”

As I have reported before, having talked with problem teens that have used these drugs, anti-depressants suppress the portion of the mind that relays the warnings of conscience, allowing dark spiritual forces full sway to influence and depress. In my opinion, suicide is always accompanied by some form of Satanic depression. That’s what makes suicidal people so resistant to change, or resistant to accepting love and help from others.

Related:

[FASCINATING audio] Dr. Ann Blake Tracy with John B. Wells on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ 1/19/13: ANTIDEPRESSANTS & VIOLENCE — The “HITLER SYNDROME” (overconfidence in ones own policies or decisions, no fear of consequences, criminal behavior, death of people close to the abuser as the preferred method of solving problems in the abusers life, coldness and lack of humanity). Antidepressants cause distorted thinking, abnormal behavior, and LOSS OF MORALITY to spread like a contagion.

Dr. Scott Johnson: Pharmakeia — Sorcery, Pharmaceuticals & the Roots of Modern Day Drug Industry. “You cannot drug your body into good health.” “Drugs are not going to take the demons away.” “They’ve swept the symptoms under the rug for so long that now they’re a surgical candidate.”

Do anti depressants dull feelings so you are unable to cry anymore or feel much at all? — various opinions …

A warning to all psychiatric drug users — Antipsychotic drugs disturb frontal lobe activity – causing a chemical lobotomy – making emotionally distressed people more submissive and less able to feel!

[ video ] Psychiatry: An Industry of Death (FULL VERSION) — The sick real-history and practice of this largely reverse-Christian ‘therapy’ that hides behind science with pseudo scientific lies, but is driven by the love of $$money$$ and something extremely sinister!

Boot camp kills the conscience so soldiers can do evil without being convicted in their hearts

Skousen: An Independent Challenge Without Ron Paul?

World Affairs Brief, February 15, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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AN INDEPENDENT CHALLENGE WITHOUT RON PAUL?

One thing we have learned from the current primary campaign is just how manipulable the American voter is by a media onslaught for or against various candidates. The slick campaign to eliminate Romney from the campaign, using Huckabee as the spoiler, was very revealing. So was the extreme media bias against Ron Paul. There just aren’t enough thinking people among voters to amass any more support for a principled, Constitution-based platform than 5-10%. That doesn’t bode well for a third party or independent run. The mainstream media will deny any meaningful news coverage to third parties–unless it’s one of “their” third party spoilers like Ross Perot, who collaborated with the PTB in order to get the Clintons installed in the White House. Only in those cases do they get lots of coverage and are allowed into the debates.

Without substantive media attention, within our “winner-take-all” system, a third party/independent run for the presidency is not capable of winning the election outright–though it can act as a spoiler for one party or the other. However, as I just pointed out, the PTB get their way with either the Democrat or Republican–they just get it done in a different order and slightly different time frame.

In any case, no third party or independent candidacy is going anywhere unless all the disparate parties and forces agree on supporting a single candidate–and that person is Ron Paul. He is the only candidate capable of attracting partisans across the principled political spectrum of constitutional conservatives, independents and many anti-war Democrats as well. Almost all of the small third parties would be willing to join forces if Ron Paul were the standard bearer. Such a unified coalition has not been possible in the past hundred years. Only Ron Paul is capable of engendering the necessary trust to put together this large a coalition. He says this movement is not about him, but it is, in one significant way: A proper ideology is absolutely essential, but it has to have a human being to be its champion and get elected to office. Ideas don’t get elected on their own without a person the people can rally around. No one else has the elected track record of Ron Paul. No one else has his absolute reputation for trust.

The only problem is that Paul has announced that he will not run as a third party or independent candidate–that he is staying loyal to the Republican party. Continue reading “Skousen: An Independent Challenge Without Ron Paul?”

Skousen: US Kingmakers Get Their Way No Matter Which Party Wins

World Affairs Brief, February 15, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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US KINGMAKERS GET THEIR WAY NO MATTER WHICH PARTY WINS

While Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul fight on in the race for the Republican nomination, media manipulation has done its job in behalf of John McCain, and it’s McCain who will be the Republican standard bearer. In my opinion, forcing John McCain upon the Republicans greatly diminishes the chance of a Republican victory in November. On the Democratic side, Barak Obama continues to rack up victory after victory over Hillary Clinton-to the relief of millions of Americans who dislike Clinton. However, despite this appearance of victory for Obama, the Democratic race is very much unsettled. Even if Obama wins all the remaining primaries, he still ends up only barely ahead of Hillary in delegate counts–owing to the proportional allocation system. Obama is “winning” delegates in each primary, but so is Hillary. That is why the ultimate decision will be in the hands of the Democratic Party “heavies” –those state and national party leaders that control some 400 “super-delegate” votes. A large portion of these leaders are very much part of the insider control system that manipulates each election. This week I’ll discuss the potential consequences of a McCain-Obama contest as opposed to a McCain-Clinton race. Continue reading “Skousen: US Kingmakers Get Their Way No Matter Which Party Wins”

Skousen: Rebellion Brewing in Democratic and Republican Ranks

World Affairs Brief, February 8, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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REBELLION BREWING IN DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN RANKS

The untold story emerging from the Super Tuesday primaries is not that McCain has the Republican nomination almost wrapped up, or that the Democrats are evenly split in their support for Obama and Clinton.  The real story is that the manipulation of the election process has become so obvious to the thinking portion of each party that a latent rebellion is brewing. More and more people are cynical and angry over media bias, carefully timed big name endorsements that sway ignorant voters, and back room party deals (yet to come) that are specifically aimed at thwarting the ever-growing dissatisfaction of voters with the hollow promises of change.  Those that spend a considerable amount of time pondering the issues and candidate positions (both real and feigned) are in the minority of each party.  But, they are at least twice as active as passive and manipulated voters–and they don’t like what they see ahead.  Is this growing rebellion enough to stop the establishment process of limiting our choice to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum?  Probably not, at least not yet, but dissatisfaction levels are growing so much that if the establishment forces John McCain and Hillary Clinton upon the nation, an independent challenge is probable. This week I’ll talk about the options.  Continue reading “Skousen: Rebellion Brewing in Democratic and Republican Ranks”

Skousen: Pulling Strings for John McCain

World Affairs Brief, February 1, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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PULLING STRINGS FOR SENATOR McCAIN

The US political circus is an amazing, if not agonizing, show to watch. First, we saw Rudy Giuliani, the establishment’s pre-election favorite (only because the media said so) go from front runner status to a disastrous showing in the primaries–garnering less votes than Rep. Ron Paul, who was systematically denied any meaningful media coverage at all. It appears the public is either fickle or the media polls were just plain lying–perhaps both. Then we saw John McCain with almost no support suddenly rise to front runner status after a barrage of big name newspaper and personality endorsements so unanimous that there had to have existed some guiding hand. The establishment boost for McCain is still ongoing in a big way and is intended to gain McCain a majority of delegates before the convention convenes–which would eliminate a brokered convention where deals and concession have to be made in order to gain that majority. In an up or down vote between McCain or Romney, without Huckabee to draw away votes from Romney, McCain would lose. That’s what the king makers are trying to avoid by manipulating the public during the primaries. It’s time to let America know more about the real McCain. Believe me, he is no hero. Continue reading “Skousen: Pulling Strings for John McCain”

Skousen: Ron Paul One of Few Voting Against Stimulus Package

World Affairs Brief, February 1, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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RON PAUL ONE OF FEW VOTING AGAINST STIMULUS PACKAGE

The president’s economic stimulus package (a short-term spending deficit spending binge) that was promoted during his speech quickly passed the House 385-35 Tuesday, with hardly a whimper of dissent. Those that did vote “no” mostly wanted a bigger bailout. True to principle, Congressman Ron Paul voted no again.

Paul is usually in favor of people getting some of their money back, but “temporary tax cuts and one-time rebates will not fix the economy…. Sending out checks and cutting interest rates yet again is merely a shot in the arm when in actuality, the economy needs major surgery.” Indeed!

Related: Devvy: Economic Stimulus Package: Macabre Waltz Into the Abyss

Skousen: Bailing Out the Economy—How Long Can They Keep Doing This? | The Plunge Protection Team

World Affairs Brief, January 25, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

BAILING OUT THE ECONOMY: HOW LONG CAN THEY KEEP DOING THIS?

If there was any doubt about the Fed’s willingness to flood the world with money in order to keep the existing economic order from collapsing, those doubts should now be completely put to rest. The financial Powers That Be (PTB) show no signs of allowing a real depression, let alone a collapse. Whether or not they can still pull it off is another question, but I think they will–their ability to keep manipulating the system continues to amaze me. They don’t, however, intend to do this indefinitely–and can’t. They only have to keep this debt system afloat until the next world war can wipe the slate clean–which may be still 5-10 years in the future. Who would have thought they could turn around the massive world bear market in stocks on Tuesday after Monday’s precipitous decline in world markets? But they did and the flood gates of fiat money are wide open. The only thing surprising in all this is that the PTB appear to be able to shovel money out the door and the dollar still hasn’t collapsed as it should–yet. This week, I will attempt to analyze why. Continue reading “Skousen: Bailing Out the Economy—How Long Can They Keep Doing This? | The Plunge Protection Team”

Skousen: Mexican Meddling in US Internal Affairs

World Affairs Brief, January 25, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

MEXICAN MEDDLING IN US INTERNAL AFFAIRS

In a memo From VDARE, a commentary site on Latin America, Allan Wall writes, “Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations states that ‘it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities (diplomats) to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State.’ Mexico is a stickler for enforcing the Vienna Convention in its own territory. But when it comes to Mexican diplomats in the United States, they constantly meddle in U.S. internal politics as it relates to immigration. And our own government allows it [and encourages it].” In a recent speech Mexican President Calderon berated Mexican diplomats for not being more aggressive in intervening on behalf of every jailed Mexican–especially illegal immigrants. Mexican historian and journalist Lorenzo Meyer quotes Calderon as saying, “it’s extremely important that Mexicans are able to continue migrating—-it’s the country’s escape valve. There’s no other way Mexico can produce enough jobs for all its working-age residents.” Nonsense. The problem in Mexico is corruption and over-regulation, not lack of business opportunities.

Calderon and George Bush both subscribe to a globalist agenda. Both endorse secret policies that foment a clash of cultures in the US so that increasing conflict will justify forging a North American Union as the “solution.” That’s the real reason why the administration doesn’t live up to its promises to secure the border. Continue reading “Skousen: Mexican Meddling in US Internal Affairs”

Swedish Structural Engineer: WTC Towers Did Not Collapse from Fire

This article describes the structure of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and what happens when the release of potential energy, due to downward movement of the mass above one of its supporting columns when buckling, exceeds the strain energy that can be absorbed by the same column below. The conclusion is that no global collapse of the Towers can ensue under the given circumstances. …

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Go to Part 2 it is more interesting than Part 1 with videos that clearly show what happens before downward motion starts, etc.

Comments by the author, Anders Björkman; N.Y.C. Fire battalion fire chief, Arthur Scheuerman; Joel Skousen; and myself follow.

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Molten Steel Found at Ground Zero Weeks After 9/11

Top architect explains why 9/11 buildings were brought down by controlled demolition and Al Qaeda didn’t have the technology or access to do it. Who did? Two months before the ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION PROJECT, Nick ROCKEFELLER predicted a 9/11-like event to trigger war!

Rockefeller Predicted “Event” To Trigger War Eleven Months Before 9/11

All of my 9/11 posts in reverse-chronolgical order

Skousen: Ron Paul Drops Ball on 9/11—A Suggestion

World Affairs Brief, January 18, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

RON PAUL DROPS BALL ON 9/11

A lot of Ron Paul supporters were disappointed by Ron’s failure to defend them against the poisonous trap/questions posed to him about 9/11 conspiracy theories (in both the Glen Beck interview and the latest Michigan debate). Ron, obviously trying to evade being labeled a “conspiracy theorist” –the whole purpose behind these questions–said he did not believe the government was behind the attacks. Many who have joined the movement because no establishment candidate will listen to their challenges felt betrayed by Ron’s lack of knowledge on the subject and his blanket rejection. I talked to Ron’s campaign manager Lew Moore and he is aware of the disappointment and feels bad about it. He assured me that Ron has mentioned on numerous other occasions that if elected, he would open a new investigation and make sure that the 9/11 Truth Movement is represented.

Clearly, the Ron Paul campaign has made a tactical decision to avoid openly siding with the conspiracy issue, but it should be enough for his supporters to know that he would support an open investigation. He could have said that, citing the numerous flaws in the 9/11 Commission Report, as he has before in lesser venues, but in the heat of being pressed about it on national TV, he failed to do so. In one CNN poll, a whopping 89% indicated they believe the US Government was covering something up in 9/11. That doesn’t mean they believe in a major conspiracy (which takes a lot of courage and knowledge to defend) but it does show to what degree people realize the government is covering for something.

Skousen: The Iranian Speedboat Incident—A Provocation or US Black Operation?

World Affairs Brief, January 11, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

THE IRANIAN SPEEDBOAT INCIDENT: A PROVOCATION OR US BLACK OPERATION?

According to Pentagon spokesman, Bryan Whitman, “three U.S. ships had been in international waters passing through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday when they were approached by five fast boats, at least some of which were visibly armed…. The boats made some aggressive maneuvers against our vessels and indicated some hostile intent…. the speed of the Iranian boats and their distance from the U.S. Navy vessels demonstrated potentially hostile intent. Bridge-to-bridge radio communications between the Iranian vessels and the U.S. Navy ships reinforced this impression.”

I’ve seen the videos of the speedboats and they certainly aren’t bristling with any visible arms capable of doing damage to a destroyer. I think the Pentagon is exaggerating the threat. Continue reading “Skousen: The Iranian Speedboat Incident—A Provocation or US Black Operation?”

Skousen: Election Manipulation in Full Swing

World Affairs Brief, January 11, 2008. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

ELECTION MANIPULATION IN FULL SWING

We live in a fractured society pitting a few million ideologically savvy people against a growing majority of ill-informed voters whose ideas are manipulated by the media. Almost all voters are dissatisfied with the status quo, but often for the wrong reasons. The majority keeps being lured away from limited government by the promise of greater federal health and education benefits as if that were the solution to galloping inflation. In fact, it is the problem-not the solution.

Predictably, they always vote for change, but change never comes. This is because we are rarely presented with a candidate who understands the totality of change necessary. When a candidate like Ron Paul emerges, who really understands the problems and proposes the inevitable tough solutions, he is labeled as a kook, or extremist,…but mostly ignored. About 2-5% of the nation is able to see through it all, but as we found out in the New Hampshire primary, it’s not enough to overtake the momentum of ignorance within the majority. The system is rigged for secrecy, and takes advantage of the average American’s dependence upon the half-truths and distortions we are fed by the establishment media, public education and conventional political theory. Thus, the typical voter holds an almost infinite variety of ignorant and irrational ideas about both cause and effect of our national crises and thus becomes easy prey to false solutions and media manipulation. We saw all these things play out in New Hampshire this week, including some last minute media manipulation and vote fraud–signs that the Powers That Be (PTB) are having to scramble to control this race. Continue reading “Skousen: Election Manipulation in Full Swing”

Skousen: THE BIG PICTURE – 2007 UPDATE

 

Once a year I take time out from my normal news analysis to update World Affairs Brief subscribers to the “big picture” of events in the world, including specifically my projections for the next World War, which is the real threat we have to prepare for—not individual terrorism. More than ever, I still consider the nuclear attack on America as inevitable, both because the real axis of evil (Russia and China) are still building for that attack, and because our own government is controlled by those intent upon destroying US sovereignty and delivering our nation over to a socialist New World Order (NWO). The foundational document upon which this update is based is entitled “Strategic Threats of the Coming Decade” and is found on this webpage in the column to your right. For a one-time sample copy of these briefings, send an email to “editor@worldaffairsbrief.com” and request it.

 

World Affairs Brief December 28, 2007. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief.

THE BIG PICTURE: 2007 UPDATE

Once a year I take time out from my normal news analysis to update World Affairs Brief subscribers to the “big picture” of events in the world, including specifically my projections for the next World War, which is the real threat we have to prepare for–not individual terrorism. More than ever, I still consider the nuclear attack on America as inevitable, both because the real axis of evil (Russia and China) are still building for that attack, and because our own government is controlled by those intent upon destroying US sovereignty and delivering our nation over to a socialist New World Order (NWO). The foundational document upon which this update is based is entitled “Strategic Threats of the Coming Decade” and is found at http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/keytopics/threats.html.

A Larger World View of the Coming World War: Each year we see the US engaged in extensive military and covert intervention in nearly every country of the world–either under the guise of spreading democracy or promoting US interests. This intervention is the real source of hatred against America, not our freedoms. However, the true globalist purpose of all this intervention is to antagonize the world, control essential resources necessary for a future war, and to induce a massive nuclear retaliation against the US military that will create a world conflict sufficiently horrible to induce Western nations to yield essential sovereignty to a NWO. As I documented in recent briefs, however, that strategy was halted, temporarily, for the first time that I can remember. The US was planning on a massive air assault on Iran this winter but decided to postpone that attack, perhaps out of fear that another aggressive intervention and unpopular war, based on manipulated intelligence, could affect the upcoming primary elections in favor of Ron Paul–the only Republican anti-war presidential candidate–who is already dangerously close to breaking out of the single digits in the polls. I believe it was also feared, correctly, that the fragile state of the US dollar could not handle another trillion dollars in deficit spending while the establishment was busy funneling at least a trillion dollars into the world economy to bailout subprime mortagage holders and the banks that brokered these debt instruments (still ongoing).

The Bush administration has used the phony war on terror as a pretext in a seven year campaign of devious and manipulative legal wrangling to undermine Constitutional protections of the people and to incite false patriotism. Continue reading “Skousen: THE BIG PICTURE – 2007 UPDATE”

Skousen: Evidence of Government Collusion in Drug Running

World Affairs Brief, February 21, 2003 Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief.

SYSTEMATIC CORRUPTION LINKS US AND MEXICAN GOVERNMENTS
One of the most obvious contradictions in the Bush administration’s claims to ensure Homeland Security is the government’s consistent refusal to shut down illegal immigration and drug running between Mexico and the US. DEA, INS and Homeland Security officials give hundreds of technical excuses for why they don’t have the resources or the political will to do what is necessary, but these are, I’m convinced, simply cover stories and lies.

There are tens of federal whistleblowers who tell a completely different story: that federal employees in these agencies are given direct and indirect orders by their superiors not to surveil selective areas or prosecute certain individuals. These whistleblowers also attest that when employees complain about these restrictions to higher officials in Washington, the cover-ups and stonewalling intensify. In other words, the problem is not that of a few rogue agents corrupted by bribes, as the Bush administration would have us believe. The problem is at the top, where systematic collusion is managed and covered up.

In this briefing, I will attempt to give my readers an overview of how the system works, why there is official collusion at high levels and what the ultimate purposes are. As to the specific evidence, there are numerous books and websites detailing examples of corruption and collusion by officials in the US and Mexico. Since I do not have the space to detail all of this evidence I will give you some samples plus specific references for further study. I encourage you to read enough of these accounts to understand the magnitude of the problem, keeping in mind that these stories represent only the tip of the iceberg.

Evidence of Government Collusion in Drug Running
Both the CIA/DEA and the Mexican government have been deeply involved with drug running for years. The Mexican system operates seamlessly (but compartmentalized) from the President down to border guards. Major participants in the system include the largest political party (PRI), federal and local police forces (where bribery is rampant), and the Mexican military. US Border Patrol agents have been fired upon on various occasions (on the US side of the border) by Mexican military personnel driving US-supplied Hummer all terrain vehicles, whose job it is to clear the path for drug runners crossing remote parts of the US border. Appeals by the DEA to Washington to intervene with Mexico to stop these illegal military intrusions are met with excuses and delay tactics. Continue reading “Skousen: Evidence of Government Collusion in Drug Running”

[video] Skousen: U.S. Intentionally Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack from China/Russia

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q12hLOC7XA]Jeff Rense – Joel Skousen Interview

The last part of this interview got me thinking about the cities Joel metioned. They all have a heavy military presence and would be prime targets in a war with another world power. He also mentions Yamantau Mountain, a huge bunker the Russians have built. It’s 15x larger than our own Cheyenne Mountain.

Related:

Dumitru Duduman: The Russian Invasion of America — “It will start with the world calling for ‘peace, peace.’ Then there will be an internal revolution in America…. The government will be busy with internal problems. Then, from the oceans…” — The rapture will occur AFTER America is destroyed, as God destroys the enemies of Israel!

(vision) Dumitru Duduman: WHEN AMERICA GOES TO WAR WITH CHINA the RUSSIANS WILL STRIKE Alaska, Minnesota, Florida — “America’s sin has reached God. He will allow this destruction, for He can no longer stand such wickedness. God however, still has people that worship Him with a CLEAN HEART as they do HIS WORK. He has prepared a heavenly army to save these people”

[ audio ] Henry Gruver’s Three Visions: Russian (and Chinese) Invasion of America — “When Russia opens her gates and lets the masses go, the free world will occupy themselves with transporting, housing and caring for the masses, and will begin to let their weapons down, and will cry ‘peace and safety,’ and that’s when it will happen.”

Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America

[Updated December 2013] Joel Skousen: Year-End Big Picture Review of Threats — Russia/China invasion of U.S.A. TIMING discussed

Skousen: RUSSIA’S PREPARATIONS TO FIGHT AND WIN A NUCLEAR WAR • The US is actively inviting a first strike against our forces by disarming while Russia cheats—and we don’t even have a treaty with the Chinese for them to cheat on, so it’s full steam ahead for all the major nuclear powers except the US • The US will do anything to coverup or downplay the Chinese threat • The Chinese have over 3,000 miles of tunnels to hide their mobile missiles

[65-minute audio – EXCELLENT!] Joel Skousen on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ 8/2/11 with George Noory: The coming attack by Russia and China — “Once the government starts to warn us that Russia and China is a threat, it will be too late. Mark my words.”

[4-minute video] Henry Gruver: Vision of American Cities Nuked with Map

[2-hour audio] Henry Gruver with Steve Quayle: Visions of War – Visions of Heaven

[mp3 audio] Henry Gruver’s Vision of America being invaded by Russia

[47-minute audio] Henry Gruver: Russian Invasion of America

[70-minute audio] Steve Quayle on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ 9/6/11: Global Turmoil

[65-minute audio – EXCELLENT!] Joel Skousen on ‘Coast to Coast AM’ 8/2/11 with George Noory: The coming attack by Russia and China — “Once the government starts to warn us that Russia and China is a threat, it will be too late. Mark my words.”

[Updated May 2010] Joel Skousen: Analysis of Strategic Threats in the Current Decade — The Big Picture!

Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America

All 100 of my Joel Skousen posts in reverse chronological order

Skousen: Analysis of Strategic Threats in the Current Decade

INTRODUCTION

Strategic threats are carefully planned threats by predator nations or groups that transcend their own normal sphere of influence and threaten the entire world with conquest and/or control.

In this analysis I will discuss three current strategic world powers, which constitute a premeditated threat to world liberty, and the complex tactical maneuvers between them as they position themselves for the coming, inevitable conflict. Two of these world powers are nations–Russia and China–and the third is a transnational conspiracy of power by a combination of individuals in the West attempting to maneuver the world into a New World Order (NWO) of global control, euphemistically masquerading as a “global democracy.” I will refer to the latter as Western globalists.

All less powerful nations in the world fall under the influence of one of these three powers, either as direct allies, client states for the purchase of arms, and/or diplomatic allies working in collusion to further strategic goals of global hegemony.

There is one further complicating factor, however. The Western globalists are divided into two main factions: a US/British faction firmly in control of the financial means of the NWO, and a European faction of hard-core leftists, secretly aligned with Moscow, which controls the majority of votes in the General Assembly of the UN. I will attempt to describe each of the three power centers, their allies, and what I believe their individual strategy involves.

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Related: Skousen: U.S. Intentionally Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack from China/Russia

Make Ron Paul’s Day on December 16th!

World Affairs Brief, December 14, 2007. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief

Rep. Ron Paul, the only presidential candidate who won’t be controlled by the establishment, is on the verge of staging an upset in several primary contests. Paul hopes to win an upset in Nevada with its large group of libertarian-leaning Republicans in the state’s Jan. 19 caucus. Another chance may be in Alaska which has a sizable population of independent minded citizens. As Channel 2 News of Anchorage reluctantly admitted, “A slim majority of respondents (polled by that station) support Ron Paul, a Texas congressman known for wanting to abolish the IRS and opposing the Iraq War. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who’s surging in national polls as well as Iowa caucus polls, came in a close second.” Notice how they downplayed Paul’s victory as a “slim” majority. Actually it was 30% to Huckabee’s 22%. That’s almost 1/3 -hardly slim! Of course, Huckabee is “surging” according to them. Why don’t they ever use that term for Ron Paul, whose surge is happening spontaneously, without his direction?

Join in the Ron Paul revolution and make a contribution this Sunday in celebration of the Boston Tea Party. I don’t know if anything will help to force the media to give Ron Paul the kind of free boost they are giving to phony conservative Mike Huckabee, but money talks. At least with millions in his campaign coffers Ron can pay his way around the media ban. All donations are placed at www.ronpaul2008.com. Encourage others.