Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

ActivistPost – No, John Kerry Doesn’t Want To Negotiate With Assad – 19 March 2015

Logo_activistpost-comBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The recent hysteria surrounding John Kerry’s remarks regarding the necessity of negotiating with Bashar al-Assad has provoked both criticism and praise from a number of very different quarters. Unfortunately, however, the opinions of those up in either arms or exaltation are largely the result of misreporting, war psychosis, and simply reading headlines instead of articles.

Read the full story at: www.activistpost.com / link to original article

Advertisements

ZeroHedge – Guest Post: How Putin Can Win The Economic War Against The West – 19 March 2015

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by pravda.ru

What are the objectives of the global economic war against Russia? Will the West disconnect Russia from SWIFT? Will Europe and the USA impose more sanctions on Russia? What’s happening to the oil prices? Will Syrian President Bashar Assad surrender? Pravda.Ru asked these and other questions in an interview with Ron Holland, author of many best-selling books

Read the full story at: www.zerohedge.com / link to original article

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – How Big Oil Is Cashing In On The Oil Plunge – 19 March 2015

JamesCorbett4oil-money-300px
by James Corbett

theinternationalforecaster.com
March 18, 2015

As anyone not living under a rock knows by now, oil has plummeted from over a $100 a barrel last summer to just $43 a barrel this week. So there must be much wailing and nashing of teeth in the offices of BP and Shell right now, right? The Big Oil fat cats must be pulling their hair out over their plunging profits. Prepare for a bevy of oiligarchs to start throwing themselves off of rigs in the coming months. Continue reading

ActivistPost – Fannie And Freddie Are Headed For Another Bailout – 19 March 2015

Logo_activistpost-comDave Kranzler
Activist Post

Taxpayers pumped over $200 billion in to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the financial collapse of 2008. While the Obama Government used taxpayer subsidized loans to move large quantities of foreclosed housing inventory from the FNM/FRE and into big investment funds, FNM/FRE were busy ballooning their mortgage holdings – again.

Read the full story at: www.activistpost.com / link to original article

ZeroHedge – Pushing On A String: The Fed’s Spectacular Failure To Stimulate Housing – 19 March 2015

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,

The “incoming data” was disappointing again yesterday – this time the culprit was housing starts which were off by 17% from January. But please don’t blame the “weather” again.

The data below is for single family starts which are less volatile than apartment construction. At an annual rate of 593k units in February they were almost exactly flat with last February at 589k. If memory serves, the second month of 2014 was the epicenter of last year’s famous Polar Vortex—–meaning that winters happen but this year’s tepid results cannot be blamed on a winter that was not as bad as the real bad one.

Read the full story at: www.zerohedge.com / link to original article

Jon Rappoport – Unanswered Questions For Ex-CIA Officer Edward Snowden – 19 March 2015

jon7Now that the documentary, Citizen Four, has been released, and now that it has won an Oscar, it’s time to revisit unanswered questions, which I raised soon after Snowden’s identity was revealed to the world. (Spygate archive here)

This is not an article about the value of the documents Edward Snowden took from the NSA. I leave those judgments to others.

This article is about Snowden himself and his back-story.

So far, I see no reporter who has directly asked Snowden even faintly challenging questions about his background. Continue reading

Rally Against Closure Of Indigenous Communities In Australia – 19 March 2015

RT logoHundreds have taken part in rallies in Western Australia, protesting the closure of remote indigenous communities in the state, according to local and social media.

More than a thousand protesters rallied in front of the Parliament House in the state capital, Perth, according to ABC News.

Protesters were chanting “save the communities, close the gap.”

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article