by Tony Cartalucci, Activist Post:
The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and intentionally perpetuating the terrorist army across Syria and Iraq.
ABC News in their article, “US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks,” reports:
U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota, the world’s second largest auto maker, to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire the large number of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs seen prominently in the terror group’s propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, ABC News has learned.
from David Dees, exclusively at SGTreport.com:
by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
It should be no surprise that, with egg on its face, the U.S. was not going to stand by as Putin commenced bombing ISIS out of existence.
With U.S. leaders up in arms over the targeting of their “CIA-backed moderate rebels,” everyone is stunned at Putin’s reported 40% destruction of ISIS’ entire infrastructure in Syria in one simple week.
No, there had to be a reason to blame Putin, and reclaim the narrative.
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
The warnings are getting louder. Is anybody listening? For months, I have been documenting on my website how the global financial system is absolutely primed for a crisis, and now some of the most important financial institutions in the entire world are warning about the exact same thing. For example, this week I was stunned to see that the Telegraph had published an article with the following ominous headline: “$3 trillion corporate credit crunch looms as debtors face day of reckoning, says IMF“. And actually what we are heading for would more accurately be described as a “credit freeze” or a “credit panic”, but a “credit crunch” will definitely work for now. The IMF is warning that the “dangerous over-leveraging” that we have been witnessing “threatens to unleash a wave of defaults” all across the globe…
by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Who sells breast cancer drugs for billions while promoting carcinogenic breast cancer detection methods? I’ll tell you one thing, it isn’t a company promoting real, natural cancer solutions. It is none other than AstraZeneca – one of the many multinational companies making big gains off your breast cancer pain.
Never shall the promoters of ‘breast cancer awareness month’ mention that GMOs, endocrine disrupting GM soy, BPAs, and other environmental toxins, including Big Ag pesticides and herbicides, are HUGE contributors to breast cancer. But go ahead and pass out those pink ribbons. Don’t mention the falsely-diagnosed breast cancers in radiating breast mammography, either – a harmful medical practice which a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine recently said ‘should be abandoned.’
Bix Weir sat down with us to discuss the latest happenings in the ongoing global collapse…
Glencore and Trafigura are essential components of the market riggers plot and they are now imploding. Can the system carry on without them? Will the Petrodollar soon cease to exist once these entities are gone?
Interesting questions that Bix has the answer to and more.
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from Gold Silver Worlds:
We believe it was our friend Claudio Grass of Global Gold in Switzerland who first mentioned that the eurocracy may possibly have plans to use the Greek crisis as an opportunity to expand the ongoing war on cash. It stands to reason: Greece is well known for its extremely large “shadow economy” (the name for economic activity that flies under the radar of the greedy grasp of the State). Greece’s citizens not unreasonably regard the State as akin to a mafia organization which they are trying to avoid as much as possible (unless it promises them free goodies to buy their votes – they do of course gladly accept those).
We vividly recall an interview with a Greek shipping magnate about the constitutional provision that has relieved the country’s shipping industry from income tax.
by Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:
Talk to anyone who is involved in the management of a pension fund and they will tell you the unspoken horror is that every pension fund in the country is underfunded – most of them horrifically underfunded.
A large Teamsters pension fund – 407,000 beneficiaries – just received notice that benefit cuts are coming because the fund has to financially reorganize: Teamsters Pension Fund Cuts
For decades corporations have been underfunding their true future benefit obligations as a means of manipulating GAAP net income for the purpose of maximizing upper management net income-based performance compensation.
by Jonathan Benson, Natural News:
A clause in Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership would establish an even bigger monopoly for the pharmaceutical industry. The deal allows Big Pharma to block cancer patients from being able to access affordable drugs. Part of the US proposal extends de facto monopolies on biological medicines by up to eight years.
One cancer patient named Zahara Heckscher was recently arrested at a Westin Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking about the issue while a Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting was taking place in the building. The meeting included policymakers from dozens of countries. Zahara was not welcome there.
She led her protest in the hallway outside the meeting with a shirt that read, “I Have Cancer. I Can’t Wait Years.”
from Paul Craig Roberts:
Washington’s impulsive use of power is a danger to America and to the world. Arrogant Washington politicians and crazed neoconservatives are screaming that the US must shoot down Russian aircraft that are operating against the US-supplied forces that have brought death and destruction to Syria, unleashing millions of refugees on Europe, in Washington’s effort to overthrow the Syrian government.
Even my former CSIS colleague, Zbigniew Brzezinski, normally a sensible if sometimes misguided person, has written in the Financial Times that Washington should deliver an ultimatum to Russia to “cease and desist from military actions that directly affect American assets.” By “American assets,” Brzezinski means the jihadist forces that Washington has sicced on Syria.
from Ready Nutrition:
ReadyNutrition Readers, this installment on our Winter First Aid preparation will cover first aid procedures to follow, as well as different types of cold weather injuries. We will be listing them and glancing over them, as we will be covering each injury in depth in future installments. The previous article covered some equipment that will be essential in the coming months when the temperature renders first aid more difficult. You can master these complexities by being properly prepared and when you are aware of the dangers you face during the winter months.
Hypothermia (injury by heat loss) is one of the most obvious drawbacks in the winter, but there is one that should bear mention before it: dehydration. Yes, something you would normally associate with the summer months also comes to bear in the winter. Why? It is because people drink less water in a cold weather environment. In addition to this, your body requires a larger volume of water than normal due to the calories spent in physical activity and the amount of stress your body suffers to keep it warm.
from TF Metals Report:
With the news of the massive writedowns, losses and other issues at German banking giant, Deutsche Bank, I thought it best to ring up our pal Dave Kranzler in order to see what he makes of it all.
If you missed the story over the past 24 hours, here are two links from ZeroHedge that summarize things:
And here’s something that Dave wrote this morning before we spoke:
You might also see this:
And this, written four months ago at a site called NotQuant:
Please take the time to listen to this brief discussion and then consider the implications that a meltdown of Deutsche Bank might incur.
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