border fence nogales
Well it looks like the Arizona "anti-immigration" law which was just signed into law by the governor has had its most immediate political fallout in the announcement by B.H. Obama to send some 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican Border and commit $500 million to border security, shortly after hosting Mexican president Felipé Calderon at the White House. Perhaps the primary elections which saw a distinct delegate predilection for maverick candidates across the nation was also a factor.
Calderon, backpedalling somewhat after scolding the American people for their unrealistic and draconian immigration policies and lecturing the U.S. Congress on the need for renewing the ban on assault weapons expressed the hope that these additional forces would be deployed to interdict the flow of weapons and drugs across the porous 3200 kilometer border rather than in support of the some 20,000 border patrol agents already in place, supposedly running down coyotes and their tribes of wetback border jumpers. He was of course referring to the feral narco-civil war which has been raging along the border between the various drug cartels and Mexican Army troops (or the various assemblages and hybrids thereof) for the past several years which has mostly characterized his dictatorial and failed state after the fraudulent stolen election which put him in power in 2006. The following year saw some 2,837 Mexicans killed, many of them in most grisly fashion as befits a full blown narco-state. Since then the toll of the beheaded, garroted, stabbed, shot, mutilated and tortured has risen exponentially to 22,743, with 9,635 just this past year alone.
Obama's pathetically inconsequential contingent of weekend soldiers will do as little to stem the tide of the inundating waves of cataclysmic violence and disorder surging over the southern border as the much ballyhooed window dressing of the Arizona immigration law. Both of these equally ineffective political grandstands are of course nothing more that salves thrown to an increasingly restive and discontented American populace struggling with the imminent demise of their republic.
Obama's justice department is also on the move with most disastrous consequences especially for the inmates of the Tivoli and Trenchtown slums of Kingston, Jamaica. The decades long "war on drugs" initiated during the Reagan regime, which after all, was little more than a transparent scheme to build the vast American gulags of the prison-industrial complex, has assumed a quite literal significance for the present 60 fatalities resulting from 1000 army and police agents battling heavily armed supporters of one Christopher "Dudus" Coke, legendary drug kingpin and overlord of south Kingston, who is the subject of an arrest warrant on drug and gun running charges brought by the U.S. Justice Department demanding Coke's immediate extradition.
Mr. Coke has apparently been in business for the better part of two decades. His cozy relationship with successive Jamaican prime ministers including the present PM Bruce Golding appears to have come to an end, as Mr Golding has suddenly reversed his long standing refusal to hand Coke over to the U.S. DEA prompting the sanguinary struggle erupting in Kingston which has resulted in a declaration of national emergency, and the closing of the Manley International Airport. Golding has long depended on Coke to deliver the votes of the largely disenfranchised denizens of the Kingston ghettoes for whom he has been main benefactor, bestowing the largesse of the burgeoning coffers of his drug empire on his impoverished minions in the way of clinic, schools, food programs and the like, which, due to the nature of the corrupt establishment politician which he manifestly is, Golding would not provide.
It will probably remain forever open to question what line Mr. Coke crossed or double crossed or what inadvertent action or omission led to him being declared expendable by the greatest drug cartel in history, but much like his predecessor Manuel Noriega, he obviously ran afoul of the invisible hand that controls the action and will pay with his life along with the lives of so many unfortunate others. We can be assured however that although the players come and go, the game remains the same and as with the phony drug war and the untold billions poured into it, massive transshipments of drugs from every poppy, cocoa, and marijuana field will continue unabated into the voracious maw of our hopelessly addicted society.
The Kanes are just the latest in a growing number of so-called home grown "terrorists" such as Stack, Bedell, and Hutaree misfits et al. who join the various and obviously inept patsies of Muslim origin in the ongoing cavalcade of enemies foreign and domestic attempting apparently to subvert and destroy our cherished democracy. One has to ask whether this is an example of some random psychopaths just going berserk or whether the recently adopted government policy of extra-judicial assassinations of its own citizens is beginning to bear its strange fruit. At any rate, as with Mr. "Dudus" Coke, the Kanes got caught in a tangle with the kind of people who make the kind of offers you can't refuse.
KOREALITY NORTH AND SOUTH
Of course these little bagatelles can scarcely compare to the cross border skirmishes which are presently threatening to erupt in international conflagration between client states of our reigning ascendant and declining world superpowers, namely the late great U.S. and its partner in crime, The People's Republic of China. It's all too easy to forget that the demilitarized zone separating the two halves of the Korean Peninsula is the all too thin membrane on the razors edge of which balances the precarious and hostile tensions which still smolder beneath the conditional economic arrangement and apparent rapprochement between the giants of East and West.
For the legions of those unaware of the attempts by Central Banks to reflate the catastrophic international deflationary debt spiral by counterfeit electronic data entries which is soon to evolve into its natural concomitant of inflationary and hyper-inflationary depression, it might be instructive to recount the events of last November, 2009 in North Korea as described by Stewart Dougherty.
On Sunday night, November 30, 2009, North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Il (a name that says it all, even better than Made-off’s), an international poster child of Master Class psychological illness, devalued his country’s currency by 99%. This vicious tyrant, who has given birth to a national hell on earth, is chauffeured in Mercedes Benz limousines, drinks the finest imported whiskies and dines in imperial dignity on foods prepared by personal chefs while his citizens starve to death on the streets or, at best, eke out a subsistence living. Kim became paranoid that the people were actually figuring out how to improve their pitiful, impoverished lives in tiny ways, so he decided to wipe them out. The people were given one week to exchange their money at a rate of 100 old Won for 1 new Won. Any lifetime family savings in excess of roughly $700.00 were simply confiscated by the North Korean government. To keep the people in line, the military and police were put on high alert, fully prepared to kill or arrest any protesters.
We might add for good measure that Kim Jong Il has been reputed to have been provided with constant access to expensive Swedish call girls as well as those above mentioned perquisites of dictatorial power. Let it be noted that this and many other most extraordinary and sensational rumors have been circulating concerning the activities of the hyper insular nation and its bellicose and pathological despot. Tom Heneghan has gone so far as to suggest that North Korea's preeminent role in international relations, so far out of proportion to its actual size and economic influence, are due to the fact that the nation is a puppet of both U.S. and PRC economic interests.
Henegahn suggests that the North Korean state is staging area for U.S. "military and financial black ops" with U.S. Treasury funds routinely and illegally siphoned off by government crime syndicates involving the Bush/Clinton families and deposited with the North Korean government. http://blogs.myspace.com/tom_heneghan_intel. As outlandish as these claims seem to be, he goes on to say that U.S./Chinese financial consortiums are attempting to "stabilize"Asian financial markets which are being threatened by massive exposure of G.E. Capital, a subsidiary of General Electric, to OTC derivatives with Japanese and Chinese hedge funds leveragedmore than 20/1.
While these rather esoteric speculations remain open to dispute, the facts on the ground and more specifically over the Sea of Japan, where the North Koreans have regularily conducted provocative ballistic missle tests in conjunction with its inchoate nuclear program and where the recent sinking of a South Korean military corvette in March killing 46 South Korean sailors has been "conclusively" attributed to a hostile attack by a Korean submarine, have generated an international crisis, the likes of which the Korean peninsula has not seen since the seizure of the USS Pueblo on January 23, 1968.
Of course the magnificent stalemate will go on. The memories of millions of Red Chinese soldiers flooding across the Korean border and a certain mutually held economic interest will undoubtedly preclude any breakout of Armageddon in this quarter. Maybe Heneghan's right.
HIZBOLLAH/ISRAEL AT THE READY
(time to seek shelter)
With the commencement of the Turning Point 4 national air raid drills across Israel this week, the IDF has unveiled a new local cellular alert system designed to notify the citizenry in the event of ballistic missile attacks possibly with chemical weapons from either Hezbollah to the north in Lebanon or the Shahab class missile emanating from more distant Iran. With memories still fresh with the stinging defeat at the hands of Hezbollah in the July 2006 war which culminated with Israel's withdrawal 10 years ago this month from its suzerainty in Lebanon, the Israelis are all too mindful of the growing military muscle of the Syrian and Iranian backed Hizbollah which forms a de facto government parallel to divided Beirut.
With a series of bunkers and fixed and mobile missile emplacements just north of the Litani river, Hizbollah's charismatic leader Sayed Hassan Nasrallah has made bold to confront the superior might of Ehud Barak's IDF. While Israel seems publicly fixated on the potential for the ongoing development of Iranian nuclear capabilities, private concerns are voiced concerning the more immediate threat of the "Party of God" to the north which claims to have stockpiles of more that 20,000 missiles pointed at the Jewish state including Fateh 110 and Fajr-5 large ballistics as well as outdated behemoth Scuds from the Syrians at the ready in the event of any hostile Israeli actions.
Hizbollah is conducting war games near Baalbak in the northern Bekka Valley in response to the ongoing Israeli defense exercises as Nasrallah daily rattles the scimitar in the direction of his Zionist foes all the while proclaiming the ascendncy of ultimate "divine victory" over the 'Zionist entity". Once again a proxy battle is joined as Russian president Medvedev fresh from a Syrian visit provides Pantsir surface to air missiles MIG jet fighters and anti-aircraft batteries while Obama responds on the very same day with $133m for Israel's rocket defense systems. Meanwhile Iran awaits the long delayed delivery of the much coveted Russian S-300 missile defence system which military analysts unamimously agree will be a critical game changer possible tipping the balance in Iran's favor in any conflict with Israel's F-16 and F-15 fighter jets, essential to the precise delivery of U.S. bunker busting bombs on deeply fortified underground Iranian nuclear facilities.