Archive for July, 2014
In the 2012 UN’s GDP estimates, Ukraine’s economy was ranked 52th in the world, with the total nominal GDP of USD$188 billion, and nominal per capita GDP of USD$3,900 . Ukraine was until recently, part of the USSR. With more than 60% of her 45 million Ukrainians speaking Russian, it still has strong symbiotic links with Russia. How did Ukraine get into this recent conflict involving her neighbours Russia, EU and ironically, USA, from across the globe? Does Ukraine have rich gold, oil or gas deposits that global hegemonic powers find hard to resist and are salivating over? Perhaps, perhaps not. Read the rest of this entry »
Yumen, a city in northern China was shuttered last week after a man died of bubonic plague. About 151 people with direct contact with the deceased were quarantined. Fortunately there have been no signs so far of the infection spreading. As a precautionary measure, the 30,000 residents have reportedly been barred from leaving the city while local police are also blocking people from entering the city. The plague is a bacterial infection, which spreads largely through fleas living on wild rodents. If diagnosed early, bubonic plague can be successfully treated with antibiotics. Pneumonic plague, on the other hand, is one of the most deadly infectious diseases; patients can die 24 hours after infection. The mortality rate depends on how soon treatment is started, but is always very high (World Health Organization). Read the rest of this entry »
A new trilogy is emerging – one pope, one religion, one government. Ever since George Bush senior started to chant the “new world order” (NWO) mantra, the chants had been getting ever louder. NWO is nothing new. It is displayed prominently in Latin “Norvos Ordo Seclorum” on the US dollar bill (the greenback). There’s no secrecy, no attempt to hide, NWO had been staring at people all over the world since the bill was printed in 1863. The greenback had been the de facto currency of the world. Virtually no country can do international trade without it. The irony is that NWO is so blatantly displayed, yet so secret and hidden from eyes that see but do not perceive. It is so conspicuous, yet so subtle – absolutely amazing. For decades, NWO has been mocking at the world all along. Is it a coincidence that mockingbirds belong to a group of New World passerine birds from the Mimidae family (Wikipedia). Birds from a New World! Read the rest of this entry »
Three Israeli boys were kidnapped, then murdered. The bodies were found on 30 June 2014. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) adopted a “no stone unturned” attitude to pursue the perpetrators of the cold blooded murder with its Operation Brother’s Keeper. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was adamant that Hamas killed the teenagers. Tempers flared – vengeance! In a tit for tat consequence, a Palestinian teenager was abducted from East Jerusalem and murdered. As the cries for blood grew louder on both sides, rockets started raining down on Israeli soil from Gaza while IDF pounded targeted Gaza rocket launching sites. A week later on 8 July 2014, IDF launched Operation Protective Edge. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s news highlight Ukrainian rebels handing over MH17 black boxes to the Malaysian authorities. After days of bitter mass media onslaught on Putin by the rest of the world, one crucial episode of this tragic event appeared to come to a close. But really, what can a black box tell? Are we being fooled by these media commotion and psy-ops just because a box was found? Will truth be ever revealed in this incident? Events in the aftermath of 911 only confirm that no truth is likely to emerge. But that was 911, will MH17 be any different?
The 911 incident involved the USA and some purportedly rouge people identified as Al Qaeda and led by an obscure Osama Bin Laden. This little group never made it to the news until the USA decided to make a spectacle of it. Whoever Al Qaeda is, it is no match for the US military might and propaganda machinery. When the US decided to demonise Al Qaeda after 911 and summarily decided that it is the mastermind of the event, it was fait accompli. In this MH17 case, the US is not dealing with an unknown group but against another super nuclear power. A giant bear is awakened. With each prodding, it groaned and stirred, not yet springing into rage. What are the chances that the bear will continue to acquiesce to scurrilous accusations and let matter rest? Read the rest of this entry »