Monday, September 5, 2011

The 9/11 Decade: The Image War

From: AlJazeeraEnglish | Sep 5, 2011

A PR stunt which killed thousands and launched a propaganda war that has, so far, lasted a decade. Since 9/11, how far has the US and al-Qaeda been prepared to go to win 'hearts and minds' with elaborate media strategies?

Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian and Gene Sperling talk jobs and economy

by on Sep 2, 2011

Qatar emir wounded, 8 killed as gunman attacks convoy


Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has been attacked on his way to his Palace, Al Fajr newspaper reported.

The gunmen fired at Qatari Emir’s motorcade, which crashed on the way to the Palace where the meeting between Qatari Emir and Russian envoy was to take place.

The incident left Qatari Emir injured, who was taken to hospital with other eight suffered.

Of course this attack will definitely not have anything to do with the only other news from Qatar today:

Qatar emir renews support for Hamas

From the Daily Star:

DOHA: Qatar's emir on Monday reaffirmed his country's support of Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza and which the European Union and the United States blacklist as a terrorist group.

Redux Libya

Why Gaddafi had to go:

...and why Al Qaeda was financed to replace him:

Bob Chapman on Treason and regaining Liberty

From: SGTbull07 | Sep 3, 2011

Paul Craig Roberts - Offshoring has killed US job recovery

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Israel Uprising: Record 400,000 hit streets

From: RussiaToday | Sep 4, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Israeli cities demanding "social justice." The rally has already been called the largest in the history of the Jewish state. ­According to local media, more than 400,000 Israelis took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday night. More than 300,000 are said to be protesting in Tel Aviv near the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence, and more than 100,000 demonstrated elsewhere, particularly in Haifa and Jerusalem.

Wikileaks - Gold kills two birds with one stone

US embassy cable - 09BEIJING1134
Origin: Embassy Beijing
Created: 2009-04-28 08:23:00


"China increases its gold reserves in order to kill two birds with one stone"

The China Radio International sponsored newspaper World News Journal (Shijie Xinwenbao)(04/28):

"According to China's National Foreign Exchanges Administration China 's gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold's function as an international reserve currency. They don't want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar's role as the international reserve currency.

China's increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization of the RMB."