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Obama & Co. May Force Americans To “Absorb A Terrorist Attack”

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September 22, 2010: Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones / Prison Planet.com – September 22, 2010

President Obama’s ominous claim that America can “absorb” a terror attack will have many fearing that staging some kind of false flag event will be the only way the government can overturn the massive resistance to big government that has grown exponentially since Obama took office.

During an interview with journalist Bob Woodward, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.”

However, the only thing that was made stronger by 9/11 was the federal government’s power to harass, shake down and spy on the American people, as was exemplified yet again recently when Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security was caught conducting surveillance on peaceful protest groups with the aid of an Israeli security company who listed Second Amendment groups amongst others as terrorists.

Given how both Bush and Clinton before him exploited terror attacks on U.S. soil to boost their flagging political agendas, we should be wary of Obama and his masters making good use of their own “October surprise” to counter record low approval figures for Congress on the eve of the midterm elections.

Talk show hosts such as Michael Savage have long been warning of a “Reichstag fire-like event” that would be concocted to reinvigorate support behind Obama and given that his advisors include such ruthless individuals as Rahm Emanuel, the knife wielding son of a former Israeli terrorist who was involved in bombing hotels, marketplaces as well as massacres, we would be naive to put anything past these people.

Indeed, it was only two months ago that former Clinton advisor Robert Shapiro wrote in the Financial Times that the only thing that could save Obama’s tenuous grip on power was a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11.

“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, adding, “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”

Shapiro was clearly communicating the necessity for a terror attack to be launched in order to give Obama the opportunity to unite the country around his agenda in the name of fighting terrorists, just as President Bush did in the aftermath of 9/11 when his approval ratings shot up from around 50% to well above 80%.

Similarly, Bill Clinton was able to extinguish an anti-incumbent rebellion which was brewing in the mid 1990’s by exploiting the OKC bombing to demonize his political enemies as right-wing extremists. As Jack Cashill points out, Clinton “descended on Oklahoma City with an approval rating in the low 40s and left town with a rating well above 50 and the Republican revolution buried in the rubble.”

Only by exploiting a domestic terror attack which can be blamed on right-wing radicals, or by rallying the country round another war in the middle east, can Obama hope to reverse the tide of anti-incumbency candidates that threaten to drastically dilute the power monopoly of establishment candidates from both major political parties in Washington.

Shapiro is by no means the first to point out that terror attacks on U.S. soil and indeed anywhere in the world serve only to benefit those in positions of power. During the latter years of the Bush presidency, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld mused with Pentagon top brass that shrinking Capitol Hill support for expanding the war on terror could be corrected with the aid of another terror attack.

Lt.-Col. Doug Delaney, chair of the war studies program at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, told the Toronto Star in July 2007 that “The key to bolstering Western resolve is another terrorist attack like 9/11 or the London transit bombings of two years ago.”

The same sentiment was also explicitly expressed in a 2005 GOP memo, which yearned for new attacks that would “validate” the President’s war on terror and “restore his image as a leader of the American people.”

In June 2007, the chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party Dennis Milligan said that there needed to be more attacks on American soil for President Bush to regain popular approval.

The Obama administration has proven itself to be alarmingly adept at lying about every issue under the sun, so why should we believe any different when it comes to the terror threat to America? Using terror or the threat of terror as a political tool has been a routine ploy in recent years, and was acknowledged by former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge when he admitted he was forced to issue fake terror alerts shortly before elections to influence the outcome.

Threatening terror has also been a tactic of some of Obama’s biggest supporters in the Democratic party, people like former Senator Gary Hart, who in 2007 wrote a thinly veiled threat to Iranian leaders pointing out that the U.S. has been involved in numerous staged provocations over the years to achieve political agendas, mentioning specifically the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the sinking of the Maine.

Given the documented history of staged false flag events being used to manipulate both domestic and geopolitical affairs, added to the numerous threats of such provocations from several highly respected political operatives, it would be foolish to rule out the notion that the Obama administration could turn to such desperate measures in a last gasp effort to salvage power and demonize its growing legions of political adversaries.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Indeed it’s rather naive to believe this government is benevolent! – SJH

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-obama-force-america-to-absorb-a-terror-attack-to-save-his-presidency.html

Dollar Devaluation, Debt Defaults, Austerity And Growing Inflation

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September 22, 2010: Bob Chapman / Global Research – September 22, 2010

As quantitative easing again gets underway the failure of QE1 becomes more obvious. The crisis worsens and the illusion of any recovery is light years away. Over the past three years almost $13 trillion that we know about has been thrown down a rat hole to bail out banking, Wall Street, insurance and selected elitist entities. The dollar figure is probably much higher. We will never know, because the privately owned Federal Reserve makes its own rules. Everything they do is a state secret. The five successful quarters were only a mirage. The funds have been vaporized among lending and financial institutions worldwide. There has been no accounting and there never will be as long as the Fed is not audited and investigated. We are in an inflationary depression and have been since February 2009. Massive injections of liquidity do not work, nor have they worked for centuries under these conditions. You cannot resurrect an insolvent country in a system that is corrupt. The controllers of the US economy are about to lead the American economy and financial structure into a great dark pit. The US and the world is soon to face a global breakdown deliberately engineered by the forces of darkness.

As usual the Fed was late in applying remedial therapy and that will prove costly. The funding of US debt by foreigners has become very costly and some are jumping ship and some are even using their dollars to buy gold. The game is changing, but will other countries risk a worldwide collapse by not rescuing the US economy? We don’t know but it doesn’t look promising. Monetization is coming and most nations are frozen in the headlights. Washington and NYC have applied pressure over and over again, but their arrogance has not gone unnoticed. There is a pretense of control as unemployment climbs and stability comes more into question. Headlining unemployment, U3, at 9-3/4% is dumb, when anyone with any sense can see U6 and the bogus birth/death ratio. Yes, unemployment is 21-5/8% and for those who want to see the truth it is visible worldwide. Real estate continues to descend, as the consumer reduces debt and consumption.

Much of the public is deeply disturbed and that has been borne out by the primary elections and the success of the Tea Party. We are hoping more than 50% of congress is thrown out of office. The more disturbed citizens that are involved in the sovereignty-secessionist movement, which has gained much traction over the past six months, the more people there will be stressing their 10th Amendment rights. People are thrashing around for answers with 14.3% living in poverty, 44 million on food stamps and every day more jobs are lost to free trade, globalization, offshoring and outsourcing. It is not surprising that Tea Partiers and secessionists want to dramatically change Washington and make radical changes in how the one party-two party system works. People have finally had it. They know full well where trillions of dollars went. That the US and European banking system were temporarily rescued. These were the same people who caused the problem in the first place and the public unceremonially is thrown a bone, like some stray dog. It is time for Americans to use their voting power to remove these criminals they voted into office.

After January 2, 2011, America will have a lame duck president and a gridlock that will keep congress from creating any further damage. This will only be the beginning as people vent their anger at Wall Street and banking and its den of thieves. This tidal wave of rejection will really manifest itself when the elitist insiders in retribution collapse the stock and bond markets. Mark our words that will happen over the next few years, as will dollar devaluation and debt default. The ball has just started to roll and where it will all end up no one knows. The temple of the Federal Reserve and Wall Street could very well be doomed to destruction. The public now understands that Wall Street and banking own the Fed and they really make all the decisions and are the creators of all inside information. they profit on almost every trade. They cannot lose. They own the game. That is why for the last 18 months there has been an exodus of funds from the stock market to bonds, gold and silver and commodities. Naked shorting is rampant and the SEC and CFTC do nothing about it. Front running, known as flash trading, rigs every trade. More than 70% of trades are computer, black box driven by pros. Is it any wonder gold and silver hit new highs every day, Weiner & Waxman bring legislation to regulate coin dealers, when in fact they want to collect data on coin and bullion buyers. America has turned into a cesspool… [read more below]

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Bob Chapman also is the editor of the International Forecaster– SJH 

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http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21138

Gold Hits Record High As Dollar Tumbles On Fed’s Announcement

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September 22, 2010: Kurt Nimmo / Infowars.com – September 21, 2010

It is yet another example of the indispensability of gold as a hedge against the bankster engineered economic implosion. Earlier today, the precious metal reached a new record as the dollar tumbled further on the Fed announcement it will continue its habitual manipulation of monetary policy by keeping interest rates artificially low.

Gold reached $1,290.40 an ounce at 2:43 p.m., according to Bloomberg. At the same time, the beleaguered dollar fell 1.3 percent against a basket of six major currencies. Gold has surged 17 percent this year, heading for a 10th straight annual gain.

Many gold advocates are stunned by the momentum and note that the market will soon reach the psychologically important $1,300 an ounce mark. Analysts believe the price will reach $1,500 by the end of December or during the early months of 2011.

Not only are private investors flocking to gold, but so are central banks, as former stock broker Max Keiser noted on the Alex Jones Show yesterday. “Central banks for the first time in decades are buying gold,” Keiser explained. “Up until recently they were net sellers of gold, now they are actually buying gold. So, this is another huge piece of the equation for gold.”

The ABN Amro Yellow Book, a detailed data and analysis publication that records past and possible future activities in the gold market, notes that in the past gold was used by central bankers for “reserve guarantees” and then “mobilization and portfolio management” before finally hitting “gold sales” in the 1990s and early 2000s. The VM Group consultancy in London explains that today “there is a rational case for postponing gold sales.”

In addition to western central banks, a growing list of countries have been adding to their official gold reserves in order to reduce the risks associated with their U.S. dollar-denominated holdings. China, India, Russia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and even Bangladesh are reporting gold purchases as a hedge against the falling value of the dollar.

When central banks engage in increased gold purchases, it means they are printing more fiat paper money. “The Federal Reserve Bank no longer shares M3 money supply with the public. Therefore, the public no longer knows exactly how much money is in circulation at any one time. However, the increase in gold is a pretty good barometer of how much money is being created,” writes Nicholas Santiago.

Historically, gold has been used as a hedge against severe economic conditions, so all this increased buying and hoarding of gold can be viewed as a warning signal of big trouble just up ahead.

“Gold going up means that the world financial markets are giving President Obama a vote of zero confidence because it means that the value of the dollar is collapsing in a way that crushes economies a la 1930s,” writes Gil Guignat. “Gold is the only asset class on this planet that when it goes up at this current pace, it means a very, very bad omen is in the offing in the very near term.”

In short, if you want to protect your family and retain your wealth, gold is the place to be.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The problem with gold is that unless you physically take possession of it, it’s probably sitting in the same banks that orchestrated this economic tsunami– SJH

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http://www.infowars.com/gold-hits-another-record-as-dollar-tumbles-on-fed-announcement/