have orchestrated the murder of millions over land, tens of millions over fruit, coffee and sugar, hundreds of millions over oil.
What are they going to do over the World Reserve Currency, the almighty dollar?
by John Vodila
This is hardly a chronology of all events, just a handful of chosen pieces of history to expand the mind, picture our reality and path we have been dragged down by what I can only describe as sociopaths.
Control of land
The slaughter of millions over land; Native American Indian Holocaust between 10 million and 114 million Indians killed as a direct result of US actions. Mexican-American war increased the nation’s size by more than half a million square miles.
Not to mention Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico,
1861-1865 U.S. Civil War was over States Rights and economic power not just slavery as THEY would have you believe.
Estimates as high as 750,000 killed from Americans killing Americans
“The Tariff of Abominations”:
The clash of industry in the North and agricultural business in the South.
It was less expensive for the South to buy goods from abroad, the Confederate States accounted for 70 percent of total US exports; cotton, tobacco, and sugar cane.
Simply put, the South was rich and the North was struggling; so became the Tariff of Abominations, and South Carolina passed the Ordinance of Nullification and refused to collect the tariff.
Conflicting economic interests of north and south caused South Carolina to seceded from the Union first, followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina.This created The Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as its president on 2/9/1861.
“Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written off by the enemy that our youths will be taught by Northern school teachers; learn from Northern school books THEIR version of the war.” ~ Confederate General Patrick R. Cleburne 1864
The fruit, sugar, and coffee
The death sqads of Coca Cola and United Fruit Company (Chiquita), Rockefellers Genocide
The banana wars (Banana Gate), United Fruit Companies Regional Slaughter
George H.W. Bush’s Zapata Oil owned United Fruit when Arbenz was deposed, CIA General Walter Bedell Smith and Allen Dulles had previously served on United Fruit’s board of trustees.
Guatemala 40-year civil war that killed over 200,000 people; also Cuba, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador to name a few, ravaged over their nationalism and resources under the guise of communism.
“The United Fruit Company had significant financial stakes in production of bananas, tobacco, sugar cane, and various other products throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Northern South America. The U.S. was also advancing its political interests, maintaining a sphere of influence and controlling the Panama Canal which it had recently built, critically important to global trade and naval power.”
Neruda wrote this poem in 1950 to bring attention to injustices brought upon the native populations of Central and South America that were a result of American companies (and the U.S. government with the help of the CIA) and dictators throughout the region who exploited their labor and forcefully suppressed democratic movements.
United Fruit Co.
When the trumpet sounded
everything was prepared on earth,
and Jehovah gave the world
to Coca-Cola Inc., Anaconda,
Ford Motors, and other corporations.
The United Fruit Company
reserved for itself the most juicy
piece, the central coast of my world,
the delicate waist of America.
It rebaptized these countries
and over the sleeping dead,
over the unquiet heroes
who won greatness,
liberty, and banners,
it established an opera buffa:
it abolished free will,
gave out imperial crowns,
encouraged envy, attracted
the dictatorship of flies:
Trujillo flies, Tachos flies
Carias flies, Martinez flies,
Ubico flies, flies sticky with
submissive blood and marmalade,
drunken flies that buzz over
the tombs of the people,
circus flies, wise flies
expert at tyranny.
With the bloodthirsty flies
came the Fruit Company,
amassed coffee and fruit
in ships which put to sea like
overloaded trays with the treasures
from our sunken lands.
Meanwhile the Indians fall
into the sugared depths of the
harbors and are buried in the
a corpse rolls, a thing without
name, a discarded number,
a bunch of rotten fruit
thrown on the garbage heap.
~ Pablo Naruda
Oil and the Petro Dollar
Afghanistan, Iraq, libya, Syria and now the Ukraine
Most of the rest of the World are still recovering from WWII, 60-80 million dead, 35-55 million were civilians. 8.7 million Soviet soldiers died fighting this war. So for those that want to thank somebody for not speaking German you might want to thank a Russian,21-28 million of them died due to WWII in comparison to 420-thousand Americans.
The fact of the matter is the U.S. left them hanging out to dry, the strategy was to weaken the USSR and it worked at the cost of millions of people. By the end of WWII all the major powers in the World were bombed out shells of countries except the United States of course, and this is how the dollar ended up becoming the world reserve currency and the cold war and US hegemony over the world began.
Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Brazil, Russia, India, China and S.Africa are dumping the dollar and trading gas, oil and other resources in their own currencies and this is threatening U.S. hegemony. Are the sociopaths willing to kill another 60-80 million?
Are YOU? Since WWII we are already in the millions murdered by sanctions, interventions, invasions and occupations, calling them humanitarian aid, freedom and democracy missions, fighting communism and now terrorism.
They’re not fooling me!
I don’t believe debt is wealth,upside down is right side up, invasions are humanitarian aid, war is peace, or that there is a war on terror. I do believe there’s a war on anyone that doesn’t obey those trying to stay in control.
Since WWII, as the rest of the world has been recovering, the U.S. has installed 800 military bases in over 130 countries, carried out hundreds of assassinations, overthrows of governments, invasions and occupations of sovereign countries that have in no way threatened or attacked the USA. If this was any other country doing this I could only imagine the rhetoric, just listen to it about Russia today over the Ukraine. How dare Russia not want us to take control and put military and missile bases on their border, has anybody here even looked at the map. This is like as if Russia was telling us what they are going to do with California.
Who has the track record and who is to gain?
Think about how far we have gone to get a grasp of how far we are going to go. America has never been the target in the past but they sure have painted a bull’s-eye on her at present. Anyone that believes WWIII with Russia and China is going to be some kind of cake-walk, and they somehow have some magical force-field around them is a fool. They have made America the target and are forcing this war on the World relentlessly to keep their status-quo. The dollar as the world reserve currency is in its final days naturally and there’ nothing anyone is going to do about it.
The questions are; will the United Sociopaths of America ever be forced to live within their means, and will it be at the cost of planet Earth? Will the majority of the American people follow these sociopaths off the proverbial cliff?
So good at murder, we need to murder greed.
Loyalist love their country right or wrong, the patriot loves their country when it’s right and rights it when it’s wrong; where are the American patriots?
Recent historical scholarship
Recent historical scholarship has shed new insight into the topic of Second World War casualties. Research in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union has caused a revision of estimates of Soviet war dead. According to Russian government figures USSR losses within postwar borders now stand at 26.6 million. In August 2009 the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) researchers estimated Poland’s dead at between 5.6 and 5.8 million. The German Army historian Rüdiger Overmans published a study in 2000 that estimated German military dead and missing at 5.3 million. War dead totals in this article for the British Commonwealth are based on the research of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties
The Organization of oil producing countries (OPEC) including Iran, Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela all with many social, economic, housing, medical, high unemployment and political corruption problems. All a powder keg of instability all dominated by their oil and gas production and all controlled or manipulated by the Federal Reserve note and or the US. It’s all about OPEC! (Article from febuary 2011)
Project for a new American century
Founded in early 1997 PNAC’s stated goal is “to promote American global leadership. It also states “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”
This Defense Planning Guidance addresses the fundamentally new situation which has been created by the collapse of the Soviet Union –the disintegration of the internal as well as the external empire, and the discrediting of Communism as an ideology with global pretensions and influence. The new international environment has also been shaped by the victory of the United States and its Coalition allies over Iraqi aggression –the first post-Cold War conflict and a defining event in U.S. global leadership. In addition to these two great successes, there has been a less visible one, the integration of the leading democracies into a U,S.-led system of collective security and the creation of a democratic “zone of peace.” “Where oil flows in adequate amounts and at a reasonable price…”
So why has China imposed restrictions on air space over Diaoyu Islands?
Most have probably heard all the latest headlines; China claims contested airspace over islands, sets defense zone; Defying China, U.S. bombers fly into East China Sea zone; China Says Monitored Defiant US Bomber Flights; China media urges countermeasures against Japan planes; China scrambles jets to new defense zone, eyes U.S., Japan flights…
Who do the Chinese think they are?
Maybe this will explain a little.
1873 Japan invades and takes the Ryukyu Islands, now known as Okinawa; At the end of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) the Qing court signed the Shimonoseki Treaty that included the surrender of Taiwan (Diaoyu Islands were under jurisdiction of Taiwan), the Liaodong Peninsula, the Pescadores islands, relinquish China’s control of Korea and pay a reparation of 200,000,000 taels to Japan.
Russia leading the Triple Intervention due to interests and investments such as the Trans-Siberian railroad along with France and Germany forced Japan to return the Liaodong Peninsula to China for an additional 30,000,000 taels.
The Qing Dynasty signing a treaty of national betrayal and allowing colonialism from Western industrial countries was overthrown in the 1911 Revolution.
The Japanese Empire main goal was to conquer East Asia, and had been at war with China up to 1937 and throughout WWII. In 1945 Japan surrendered to China, the US, Russia and their allies, this was an unconditional surrender that abolished all Sino-Japanese treaties including the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
After Japans surrender new Declarations and Proclamations were declared:
The Cairo Declaration- The Three Great Allies are fighting this war to restrain and punish the aggression of Japan. They covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expansion. It is their purpose that Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and The Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed. The aforesaid three great powers, mindful of the enslavement of the people of Korea, are determined that in due course Korea shall become free and independent.
With these objects in view the three Allies, in harmony with those of the United Nations at war with Japan, will continue to persevere in the serious and prolonged operations necessary to procure the unconditional surrender of Japan. (FN: 132)
The Potsdam Proclamation-
(1) We-the President of the United States, the President of the National Government of the Republic of China, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, representing the hundreds of millions of our countrymen, have conferred and agreed that Japan shall be given an opportunity to end this war.
(2) The prodigious land, sea and air forces of the United States, the British Empire and of China, many times reinforced by their armies and air fleets from the West, are poised to strike the final blows upon Japan. This military power is sustained and inspired by the determination of all the Allied Nations to prosecute the war against Japan until she ceases to exist.
(3) The result of the futile and senseless resistance to the might of the aroused free peoples of the world stands forth in awful clarity as an example to the people of Japan. The might that now converges upon Japan is immeasurably greater than that which, when applied to the resisting Nazis, necessarily laid waste to the lands, the industry and the method of life of the whole German people. The full application of our military power, backed by our resolve, will mean the inevitable and complete destruction of the Japanese armed forces and just as inevitably the utter devastation of the Japanese homeland.
(4) The time has come for Japan to decide whether she will continue to be controlled by those self-willed militaristic advisors whose unintelligent calculations have brought the Empire of Japan to the threshold of annihilation, or whether she will follow the path of reason.
(5) Following are our terms. We will not deviate from them. There are no alternatives. We shall brook no delay.
(6) There must be eliminated for all time the authority and influence of those who have deceived and mislead the people of Japan into embarking on a world conquest. We insist that a new order of peace, security and justice will be impossible until irresponsible militarism is driven from the world.
(7) Until such a new order is established and until there is convincing proof that Japan’s war-making power is destroyed, points in Japanese territory to be designated by the Allies shall be occupied to secure the achievement of the basic objectives we are here setting forth.
(8) The terms of the Cairo declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine.
(9) The Japanese military forces, after being completely disarmed, shall be permitted to return to their homes with the opportunity to lead peaceful and productive lives.
(10) We do not intend that the Japanese shall be enslaved as a race or destroyed as a nation, but stern justice shall be meted out to all war criminals, including those who have visited cruelties upon our prisoners. The Japanese government shall remove all obstacles to the revival and strengthening of democratic tendencies among the Japanese people. Freedom of speech, of religion and of thought as well as respect for the fundamental human rights shall be established.
(11) Japan shall be permitted to maintain such industries as will sustain her economy and permit the exaction of just reparations in kind. but not those which would enable her to rearm for war. To this end, access to, as distinguished from control of, raw materials shall be permitted. Eventual Japanese participation in world trade relations shall be permitted.
(12) The occupying forces of the Allies shall be withdrawn from Japan as soon as those objectives have been accomplished and there has been established in accordance with the freely expressed will of the Japanese people a peacefully inclined and responsible government.
(13) We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction.
Article Eight emphaphasizes that – “The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the Islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine.”
The Mikado of Japan accepted the Potsdam Proclamation and surrendered unconditionally on August 15th 1945.
Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China – September 29, 1972
Take note of number 3.-” The Government of the People’s Republic of China reiterates that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China. The Government of Japan fully understands and respects this stand of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and it firmly maintains its stand under Article 8 of the Postsdam Proclamation.”
Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Japan visited the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of Premier of the State Council Chou En-lai of the People’s Republic of China from September 25 to September 30, 1972. Accompanying Prime Minister Tanaka were Minister for Foreign Affairs Masayoshi Ohira, Chief Cabinet Secretary Susumu Nikaido and other government officials.
Chairman Mao Tse-tung met Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka on September 27. They had an earnest and friendly conversation.
Prime Minister Tanaka and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ohira had an earnest and frank exchange of views with Premier Chou En-lai and Minister for Foreign Affairs Chi Peng-fei in a friendly atmosphere throughout on the question of the normalization of relations between Japan and China and other problems between the two countries as well as on other matters of interest to both sides, and agreed to issue the following Joint Communique of the two Governments:
Japan and China are neighbouring countries, separated only by a strip of water with a long history of traditional friendship. The peoples of the two countries earnestly desire to put an end to the abnormal state of affairs that has hitherto existed between the two countries. The realization of the aspiration of the two peoples for the termination of the state of war and the normalization of relations between Japan and China will add a new page to the annals of relations between the two countries.
The Japanese side is keenly conscious of the responsibility for the serious damage that Japan caused in the past to the Chinese people through war, and deeply reproaches itself. Further, the Japanese side reaffirms its position that it intends to realize the normalization of relations between the two countries from the stand of fully understanding “the three principles for the restoration of relations” put forward by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese side expresses its welcome for this.
In spite of the differences in their social systems existing between the two countries, the two countries should, and can, establish relations of peace and friendship. The normalization of relations and development of good-neighborly and friendly relations between the two countries are in the interests of the two peoples and will contribute to the relaxation of tension in Asia and peace in the world.
1. The abnormal state of affairs that has hitherto existed between Japan and the People’s Republic of China is terminated on the date on which this Joint Communique is issued.
2. The Government of Japan recognizes that Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China.
3. The Government of the People’s Republic of China reiterates that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China. The Government of Japan fully understands and respects this stand of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and it firmly maintains its stand under Article 8 of the Postsdam Proclamation.
4. The Government of Japan and the Government of People’s Republic of China have decided to establish diplomatic relations as from September 29, 1972. The two Governments have decided to take all necessary measures for the establishment and the performance of the functions of each other’s embassy in their respective capitals in accordance with international law and practice, and to exchange ambassadors as speedily as possible.
5. The Government of the People’s Republic of China declares that in the interest of the friendship between the Chinese and the Japanese peoples, it renounces its demand for war reparation from Japan.
6. The Government of Japan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China agree to establish relations of perpetual peace and friendship between the two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence.
The two Governments confirm that, in conformity with the foregoing principles and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Japan and China shall in their mutual relations settle all disputes by peaceful means and shall refrain from the use or threat of force.
7. The normalization of relations between Japan and China is not directed against any third country. Neither of the two countries should seek hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region and each is opposed to efforts by any other country or group of countries to establish such hegemony.
8. The Government of Japan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China have agreed that, with a view to solidifying and developing the relations of peace and friendship between the two countries, the two Governments will enter into negotiations for the purpose of concluding a treaty of peace and friendship.
9. The Government of Japan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China have agreed that, with a view to further promoting relations between the two countries and to expanding interchanges of people, the two Governments will, as necessary and taking account of the existing non-governmental arrangements, enter into negotiations for the purpose of concluding agreements concerning such matters as trade, shipping, aviation, and fisheries.
Done at Peking, September 29, 1972
Prime Minister of Japan
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
So the real questions should be; what would we be doing in their shoes? Who does the US think it is flying bombers and provoking yet more conflict all the way over in the East China Sea?
Emperialism and hegemony over the entire planet, Murder Incorporated; it has never turned out so well for those countries that have pursued this in the past.
Bankrupt nation printing funny money, government to be broke and shutting down again next month, all the while building 13 billion dollar aircraft carriers and endless weapons of mass destruction on a conquest to rule the world; does it make sense to anyone?
Highly recommended reading below two links.
The Diaoyu Islands
By going through the relevant provisions of the Convention on the Continental Shelf which came into force in 1964 and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea adopted in 1982, the Diaoyu Islands and Taiwan Province form part of the same geological structure. The Diaoyu Islands, together with Taiwan Province, Penghu and the Zhoushan Archipelago (舟山群岛) are all located on the natural extension of the same continental shelf, and are separated by a 2,000 feet deep trench from the Ryukyu Islands, which are, at present, under the jurisdiction of the Japanese. According to the internationally recognized principle of the Convention on the Continental Shelf, “sovereignty of the islands located on the same continental shelf belongs to the said country.” Since China enjoys the sovereignty of the entire East China Sea (中国东海) continental shelf, hence naturally, China also enjoys sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.
So, whether judging from the Possession of Discovery or the “Cairo Declaration” and the “Potsdam Proclamation” as well as the “Convention on the Continental Shelf” and “UN Convention on the Law of the Sea”, both of which took effect since the 1960s, China’s sovereignty over Diaoyu Islands is generally acknowledged and beyond dispute.
Brief History and Perspective for the Thinking Mind.
Korea inhabited and attacked for over a half of a million years.
Korea; the Western name for the Koryo dynasty in 935 AD then to be superseded by the Choson dynasty, also known as the Yi dynasty in 1392; after over 162 years of Mongolian invasion and occupation then to be invaded by Japan in 1592 and 1597, attacked by the French in 1866 after the execution of a convert French Catholic priest in Korea that resulted in a French retreat; China and Russia’s attempt to block Japans control over Korea for their agendas (uranium and rail/gas lines) created the Sino/Russo-Japanese War from 1894-1905. Japan remained in control from both wars and annexed Korea as part of Japan in 1910; Korea remained under forceful Japanese control until Japan’s defeat in 1945 at the end of World War II.
After the surrender by Japan in December 1945 the future of Korea was debated in Moscow by a joint Soviet/American commission where the hopes for an independent Korea soon dissolved; Korea was promptly divided into occupation zones, the South fully occupied by the United States and the North momentarily occupied by the Soviet Union. There is too much history here for me to get involved with it, the bottom line is Russia and China gave the North their independence back and the South is still under occupation of the United States to this day with an estimated 15 bases and 26000- 28000 military personnel.
Korea/Communist in the North and American Capitalism/Democracy in the South creating conflict, and so it was in 1950 North Korea Kim Il-sung attempting to unify Korea commenced an enormous surprise attack on the South beginning the horrendous Korean War; it seems so many have forgot about today.
In 1953 an armistice agreement was signed by the North Korean People’s Army, the Chinese People’s Volunteers, and the United Nations Charter; the United States and US controlled South Korea never signed it but abide by it.
US installations in South Korea
So it is still today Korea remains divided and in an endless state of turmoil, anyone who has the notion of ever reuniting Korea and giving them real independence will have another thought coming, just as future South Korean President Kim Dae Jung found out in 1973 when he was kidnaped and almost killed in Tokyo by the CIA/South Korean Intelligence services for his condemnation of then President Park’s yushin program of arbitrary powers, nevertheless Kim was sworn in as President of South Korea on Feb 25th 1998 and implemented his Sunshine Policy to bring the divided Koreas closer together, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000; the Sunshine Policy was the foreign policy until Lee Myung-bak’s controversial election in 2008.The fact of the matter is Korea is divided by force, the South is occupied and controlled by the United States just as Japan is and so many other once sovereign nations; the US has over 800 military bases in 130 countries from last reports.
Little known and NEVER heard of…
The United States deployed nuclear weapons in South Korea in January 1958, 950 warheads were there in 1967; it is no wonder why North Korea pursued the nuclear bomb. Below 5 paragraphs from nukestrat.com with a link to the full report.
The United States deployed nuclear weapons in South Korea for 33 years. The first weapons arrived in January 1958, well after the ending of the Korean War, and four years after forward deployment of nuclear weapons began in Europe. Over the years the numbers and types of nuclear weapons in South Korea changed frequently. At one point in the late 1960s, as many as eight different types were deployed at the same time (see chart).
Even before the weapons began arriving in January 1958, the U.S. Far East Command Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) from November 1956 identified two locations in Korea (Uijongbu and Anyang-Ni) with a capability to receive and handle nuclear weapons if necessary.
Actual deployments began in January 1958, four and a half years after the end of the Korean War, with the introduction of five nuclear weapon systems: the Honest John surface-to-surface missile, the Matador cruise missile, the Atomic-Demolition Munition (ADM) nuclear landmine, and the 280-mm gun and 8-inch (203mm) howitzer.
Nuclear bombs for fighter bombers arrived in March 1958, followed by three surface-to-surface missile systems (Lacrosse, Davy Crockett, and Sergeant) between July 1960 and September 1963. The dual-mission Nike Hercules anti-air and surface-to-surface missile arrived in January 1961, and finally the 155-mm Howitzer arrived in October 1964. At the peak of this build-up, nearly 950 warheads were deployed in South Korea.
Four of the weapon types only remained deployed for a few years, while the others stayed for decades. The 8-inch Howitzer stayed until late 1991, the only of the weapon to be deployed throughout the entire 33-year period of U.S. nuclear weapons deployment to South Korea. The other weapons that stayed till the end were the air delivered bombs (several different bomb types were deployed over the years, ending with the B61) and the 155-mm Howitzer nuclear artillery.
Below compiled from past notes, most likely from Wikipedia and other sites. We hear and read much of how the people in North Korea are poor, starving, brutally repressed, the photos from space of a country with no lights at night and all the usual propaganda, what we don’t hear about is the cause of this are from brutal economic sanctions that began on June 28, 1950 just after the Korean War began; sanctions like the same ones we had on Iraq that killed over 500,000 children in the 90s, sanction are an act of war and more brutal in many ways, the only ones effected by them are the citizens not the government; sanctions are a crime against humanity and do nothing but create endless larger problems and create hate towards those that impose them.
1945 – After World War II, Japanese occupation of Korea ends with Soviet troops occupying the north, and US troops the south.
1946 – North Korea’s Communist Party (Korean Workers’ Party – KWP) inaugurated. Soviet-backed leadership installed, including Red Army-trained Kim Il-sung.
1948 – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea proclaimed. Soviet troops withdraw.
1950 – Korean War breaks out.
United States institutes total embargo on exports to North Korea.
President Truman declares a state of national emergency in U.S. because of Korean War.
Department of Treasury issues Foreign Assets Control Regulations (FACR), forbidding
financial transactions by, or on behalf of, North Korea, including transactions for travel.
These regulations also froze North Korean assets held under U.S. jurisdiction.
1953 – Armistice ends Korean War, at the cost of two million lives.
1955 – U.S. issues first International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which includes
North Korea on list of countries that should be denied, “licenses, other approvals, exports and imports of defense articles and defense services.”
1960s – Rapid industrial growth.
1965 – When Export Administration Regulations (EARs) are revised categorizing countries according to level of restriction, North Korea continues to be on the list of most restricted countries—Country Group Z.
1968 – US intelligence-gathering vessel seized by North Korean gunboats.
1969 – US reconnaissance plane shot down.
1972 – After secret North-South talks, both sides seek to develop
1975 – Korea- related Foreign Asset Control Regulations (FACRs) revised to prohibit transactions related to agricultural products that contained raw goods originating in the DPRK.
1980 – Kim Il-sung’s son, Kim Jong-il, moves up party and political ladder.
1985 – DPRK joins NPT.
1987 – KAL flight 858 is bombed, reportedly by North Korean agents.
1988 – North Korea is added to U.S. Department of State’s list of state sponsors or supporters of international terrorism.
1989 – EARs revised to allow export of “commercially-supplied goods intended to meet basic human needs” to DPRK with licenses granted on a case-by-case basis. Revisions ease regulations concerning travel to DPRK for special activities. Revisions to the IEEPA to reflect advances in media (such as CDs, etc.) allow for ease in flow of information materials between U.S. and certain countries, including DPRK.
1991 – North and South Korea join the UN.
1992 – FACR revised to allow telecommunication between U.S. and DPRK.
North Korea agrees to allow inspections by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but over next two years refuses access to sites of suspected nuclear weapons production.
1994 – U.S. and DPRK Sign the Agreed Framework.
Death of Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-il succeeds him as leader, but doesn’t take presidential title. North Korea agrees to freeze nuclear programme in return for $5bn worth of free fuel and two nuclear reactors.
1995 – A range of economic sanctions eased. New FACR revisions allow unlimited travel-related transactions, establishment of news organization offices and transactions related to provision of LWR. The revisions also allow for the importation of North Korean magnesite and magnesia.
US formally agrees to help provide two modern nuclear reactors designed to produce less weapons-grade plutonium.
1996 – FACR revision allows for humanitarian donations in response to DPRK floods and famine.
Severe famine follows widespread floods.
Pyongyang announces it will no longer abide by the armistice that ended the Korean War, and sends troops into the demilitarised zone.
North Korean submarine runs aground in South.
1997 – FACR revision authorizes payments for services rendered by North Korea to U.S aircraft in connection with over flight of, or emergency landing, in the DPRK.
1998 – The late Kim Il-song declared “eternal president”, while Kim Jong-il’s powers widened to encompass head of state.
UN food aid brought in to help famine victims.
North launches rocket which flies over Japan and lands in the Pacific Ocean. Pyongyang insists it fired a satellite, not a missile.
South Korea captures North Korean mini-submarine in its waters. Crew inside found dead.
South Korea Pleads for End to Sanctions Against the North (June 8, 1998)
The government of South Korea has joined the chorus of US reports in calling for an easing of the sanctions on North Korea
1999 – The DPRK announces a self-imposed moratorium on missile testing. Pres. Clinton announces the most significant easing of trade and travel restrictions since their imposition in 1950.
May- Envoy to North Korea Delivers Clinton Letter
Under a proposal presented to North Korea by envoy William Perry, the US seeks to gradually lift long-time sanctions in exchange for major consessions from North Korea, such as stopping its long-range missile program.
Sept- Clinton Ends Most N. Korea Sanctions
Republican leaders say he’s bowing to pressure, but other voices imply the move is a step in the right direction. (Associated Press)
Clinton Eases North Korea Sanctions (September 17, 1999)
A New York Times’s article about President Clinton’s order to ease the strict trade, banking and travel restrictions against North Korea.
Easing Sanctions report by the North Korean Central News Agency on the decision to ease sanctions against North Korea after the country agreed to suspend long-range missile tests.
2000 – Historic handshake in Pyongyang between Kim Jong-il and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung
Summit in Pyongyang between Kim Jong-il and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung. North stops propaganda broadcasts against the South.
Senior journalists from South Korea visit the North to open up communication.
Reopening of border liaison offices at the truce village of Panmunjom, in the no-man’s-land between the heavily fortified borders of the two countries.
South Korea gives amnesty to more than 3,500 prisoners.
One hundred North Koreans meet their relatives in the South in a highly-charged, emotional reunion.
2001 – May – A European Union delegation headed by Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson visits to help shore up the fragile reconciliation process with South Korea. The group represents the highest-level Western diplomatic mission ever to travel to North Korea.
June – North Korea says it is grappling with the worst spring drought of its history.
August – Kim Jong Il arrives for his first visit to Moscow after an epic nine-day, 10,000-kilometre train journey from Pyongyang. Kim apparently dislikes flying.
Following the 9/11 attacks in the US, Washington put North Korea on the “axis of evil” list and has since contended that North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons poses a serious threat to the world.
2002 – U.S. sanctions various North Korean entities for violation of U.S. missile nonproliferation laws found in sections of the Arms Export Control Act, Export Administration Act, and Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000. Sanctions passed on North Korean entities in 1992, 1996,1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006 often alongside sanctions on Iranian, Syrian or Pakistani entities.
January – US President George W Bush says North Korea is part of an “axis of evil”, along with states such as Iraq and Iran. Pyongyang says Mr Bush has not stopped far short of declaring war.
June – North and South Korean naval vessels wage a gun battle in the Yellow Sea, the worst skirmish for three years. Some 30 North Korean and four South Korean sailors are killed.
September – Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visits, the first Japanese leader to do so. He meets Kim Jong-il who apologises for the abductions of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s.
October-December – Nuclear tensions mount. In October the US says North Korea has admitted to having a secret weapons programme. The US decides to halt oil shipments to Pyongyang. In December North Korea begins to reactivate its Yongbyon reactor. International inspectors are thrown out.
December – South Korea Says Sanctions on North Korea Won’t Work
As the US calls for economic sanctions on North Korea, South Korean President Kim Dae-jung says “Pressure and isolation have never been successful with communist countries — Cuba is one example.”
Sanctions ‘would mean war’ North Korea has said that economic sanctions by the U.S. would represent a declaration of war
North Korea withdraws from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a key international agreement aimed at preventing the spread of atomic weapons.
Feb – No N. Korea sanctions: Powell South Korea: The U.S. are hoping instead to increase diplomatic and political pressure on Pyongyang to rid it of its nuclear ambitions
US Shaping North Korea Sanctions
The Pentagon and the US State Department are developing detailed plans for sanctions against North Korea. The sanctions will include halting the country’s weapons shipments and cutting off money sent there by Koreans living in Japan.
April – Delegations from North Korea, the US and China begin talks in Beijing on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the first such discussions since the start of the nuclear crisis.
July – Pyongyang says it has enough plutonium to start making nuclear bombs.
August – Six-nation talks in Beijing on North Korea’s nuclear programme fail to bridge gap between Washington and Pyongyang.
October – Pyongyang says it has reprocessed 8,000 nuclear fuel rods, obtaining enough material to make up to six nuclear bombs.
April – More than 160 killed and hundreds more injured when train carrying oil and chemicals hits power line in town of Ryongchon.
June – Third round of six-nation talks on nuclear programme ends inconclusively. North Korea pulls out of scheduled September round.
December – Row with Japan over fate of Japanese citizens kidnapped and trained as spies by North Korea in 70s, 80s. Tokyo says eight victims, said by Pyongyang to be dead, are alive.
February – Pyongyang says it has built nuclear weapons for self-defence.
September – Fourth round of six-nation talks on nuclear programme concludes. North Korea agrees to give up its weapons in return for aid and security guarantees. But it later demands a civilian nuclear reactor.
Talks hit sanctions snag N. Korea sees no point in returning to 6-country nuclear talks because of U.S. sanctions
February – High-level talks with Japan, the first since 2003, fail to yield agreement on key issues, including the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea.
North Korea test-fires a long-range missile, and some medium-range ones, to an international outcry. Despite reportedly having the capability to hit the US, the long-range Taepodong-2 crashes shortly after take-off, US officials say.
Japan seeks North Korea sanctions UN Security Council: A strongly worded draft resolution to the Sec. Council is calling for sanctions against N. Korea over its missile tests
Sec. Council votes for N. Korea sanctions
UN Security Council: The Security Council demanded that N. Korea suspend its ballistic missile program UN Security Council Political Sanctions Timeline
North Korea claims to test a nuclear weapon for the first time.
N. Korean ship may test sanctions The U.S. suspects the merchant ship that recently left port may be carrying equipment banned equipment
North Korea condemns UN sanctions the state media: the sanctions imposed after nuclear bomb test are a declaration of war
Japan, South Korea hail sanctions vote 2 Asian states have welcomed the sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council on the North
U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
UN Security Council: The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions the vote had been delayed because of concerns by China and Russia. The US has revised its draft to remove the threat of military action and reduced the total embargo on military equipment
Japan announces N Korea sanctions Tough new sanctions will include banning all N. Korean imports and stopping its ships entering Japanese waters
U.S. calls for sanctions against N. Korea Washington: The United States circulated a draft resolution to U.N. Security Council calling for stiff weapons sanctions
Jan – Cognac and iPod ban for N Korea Washington: The US has banned exports of iPods, fine wines and fast cars as part of the punishment for the nuclear bomb test last year
February – Six-nation talks on nuclear programme resume in Beijing. In a last-minute deal, North Korea agrees to close its main nuclear reactor in exchange for fuel aid.
May – Passenger trains cross the North-South border for the first time in 56 years.
June – International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors visit the Yongbyon nuclear complex for the first time since being expelled in 2002. In July, they verify the shutdown of the Yongbyon reactor.
August – North Korea appeals for aid after devastating floods.
October – Pyongyang commits to disable three nuclear facilities and declare all its nuclear programmes by year-end.
Japan extends N Korea sanctions Japan has extended economic sanctions, citing a lack of progress in a row over Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang.
The presidents of North and South Korea pledge at a Pyongyang summit to seek talks to formally end the Korean war.
November – North and South Korea’s prime ministers meet for the first time in 15 years.
February – The New York Philharmonic performs a groundbreaking concert in Pyongyang – a move seen as an act of cultural diplomacy. South Korea’s new conservative President Lee Myung-bak says aid to North conditional on nuclear disarmament and human rights progress.
March-April – North-South relations deteriorate sharply. North Korea expels Southern managers from joint industrial base, test-fires short-range missiles and accuses President Lee Myung-bak of sending a warship into Northern waters.
Japan extends sanctions on N. Korea Japan extended for 6 months the economic sanctions imposed on North Korea for conducting its first test of a nuclear weapon in 2006
June – In what is seen as a key step in the denuclearisation process, North Korea makes its long-awaited declaration of its nuclear assets.
US to ease North Korea sanctions Washington: The US has agreed to scrap some of its sanctions, after the isolated state handed over long-awaited details of its nuclear program
July – Soldier shoots South Korean woman in the Mount Kumgang special tourism area of North Korea, prompting further tensions.
Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hold talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament, the first such meeting for four years.
September – North Korea accuses the US of not fulfilling its part of a disarmament-for-aid deal and says it is preparing to restart the Yongbyon reactor.
October – The US removes North Korea from its list of countries which sponsor terrorism, in return for Pyongyang agreeing to provide full access to its nuclear sites.
November – North Korea says it will cut off all overland travel to and from the South from December, and blames South Korea for pursuing a confrontational policy.
December – Pyongyang says it will slow down work to dismantle its nuclear programme in response to a US decision to suspend energy aid. The US move came following the breakdown of international talks to end the country’s nuclear activities.
Nuclear tensions rise
January – North Korea says it is scrapping all military and political deals with the South, accusing Seoul of “hostile intent”.
April – North Korea launches a rocket carrying what it says is a communications satellite; its neighbours accuse it of testing long-range missile technology. After criticism from the UN Security Council, North Korea walks out of international six-party talks aimed at winding up its nuclear programme.
Japan to extend N Korea sanctions Japan’s government has decided to extend economic sanctions for another year over N Korea recent rocket launch
Kim Jong-il attends parliamentary vote to re-elect him leader, in his first major state appearance since a suspected stroke in 2008.
May – North Korea says it successfully carries out an underground nuclear test, its second ever, drawing protests from the US, China and Russia.
It also announces that it no longer considers itself bound by the terms of the 1953 truce that ended the war between the two Koreas.
Defence Secretary Robert Gates says US “will not accept” a nuclear-armed North Korea.
June – North Korea sentences US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years hard labour for allegedly crossing the border illegally. They are freed in August, after former US President Bill Clinton visits to help secure their release.
U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea UN Security Council: The 15-0 vote on Resolution 1874 is to expand and tighten sanctions on North Korea after that nation’s recent nuclear test
UN agrees on tougher N. Korea sanctions UN Security Council: The five permanent members have agreed on a resolution that would expand and tighten sanctions on North Korea
UN Security Council votes unanimously to impose tougher sanctions. Pyongyang responds by saying it will view any US-led attempt to blockade the country as an “act of war” and that it plans to “weaponise” its plutonium stocks.
August – Pyongyang makes conciliatory gestures to Seoul. It sends a delegation to the funeral of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, frees four South Korean fishermen, and agrees to resume programme of family reunions.
November – North Korea launches a confiscatory currency reform that causes disruption to private markets and unprecedented public protests into the New Year.
December – US envoy Stephen Bosworth visits Pyongyang, reaches “common understanding” on need to resume six-nation talks on nuclear programme. In January, North Korea calls for an end to hostile relations with US and vows to strive for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
February – The government reportedly eases restrictions on private markets after the currency revaluation of 2009 wiped out many cash savings.
Sinking of Cheonan
March – Sinking of South Korean warship Cheonan, allegedly by the North, raises tensions to new heights.
May – S. Korea suspends trade with N. Korea South Korea: South Korea is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North’s ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture
July – United States announces new sanctions on North Korea in response to sinking of Cheonan warship.
Jul.21 North Korea criticizes new US sanctions New US sanctions against North Korea will violate a UN statement issued after the sinking of a South Korean warship
September – As US President Obama signs new sanctions into law, the North makes overtures to the South, including an offer of more family reunions and acceptance of flood-damage aid.
Kim Jong-il’s youngest son Kim Jong-un is appointed to senior political and military posts, fuelling speculation that he is being prepared to succeed his father.
November – North Korea shows an eminent visiting American nuclear scientist a vast new secretly-built facility for enriching uranium at its Yongbyon complex. The revelation sparks alarm and anger in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.
Cross-border clash near disputed maritime border results in death of two South Korean marines. North Korea’s military insists it did not open fire first and blames South Korea for the incident.
February – Foot and mouth disease hits livestock, threatening to aggravate desperate food shortages.
December – Kim Jong-il dies. Kim Jong-un presides at his funeral, is hailed as “Great Successor” and takes over from his father as chairman of the National Defence Commission.
February – Kim Jong-il is posthumously awarded the highest military title of Generalissimo – the same rank held by his father, Kim Il-sung.
Army pledges loyalty to his successor, Kim Jong-un, in a mass parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s birth.
April – Kim Jong-un formally takes over ruling party leadership, becoming First Secretary of the Workers Party.
The launch of a “rocket-mounted satellite” to mark the birthday of Kim Il-Sung fails. Most observers think it was a long-range missile test of the sort that North Korea had agreed to suspend in return for US food aid. North Korea says it is no longer bound by the agreement, which also banned nuclear tests.
July – Army head Ri Yong-ho is removed from senior posts in the ruling party, and leader Kim Jong-un appoints himself to the highest rank of marshal.
August – The United Nations says North Korea has asked for urgent food aid after devastating floods in July.
October – Days after South Korea and the US unveil a new missile deal, North Korea says it has missiles that can hit the US mainland.
December – A North Korean rocket launch puts a satellite into orbit, after the failure to do so in April. The UN including China regard this as a violation of a ban on North Korean ballistic missile tests, as the rocket technology is the same.
Third nuclear test
January – N Korea warns South on sanctions Map of Pyongyang North Korea Pyongyang pledged ‘physical counter-measures’ against South Korea if it participated in the UN sanctions regime
The UN Security Council condemns the December launch. North Korea announces it will carry out a third “high-level nuclear test” and rehearse more long-range rocket launches aimed at the US “arch-enemy”. The previous two tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009.
February – North Korea carries out a third nuclear test, said to be twice as big as the 2009 test.
Mar – U.N. passes new North Korea sanctions UN Security Council: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tougher sanctions against North Korea. China, North Korea’s key ally agreed to it
US expands North Korea sanctions Washington: The US has imposed sanctions on North Korea’s primary foreign exchange bank and 4 individuals, amid heightened tensions
UN Security Council approves fresh sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear test, targeting cash transfers and travel for diplomats. North Koreas threatened the US with a pre-emptive nuclear attack and issues threats to South Korea over nearby islands and non-aggression pacts..
First off I would like to thank all the ignorant commenters on so many articles I have been reading for giving me the incentive to put this report together. The usual comments like the one responding to Russia’s warning against military activity near North Korea ‘what would Russia do if they were threatened’ and the usual ‘make a parking lot out of them’ and ‘make a crater out of Pyongyang’; first of all one has to understand who is threatening who!
I don’t want anyone for a moment to think I am a fan of the North Korean government because I’m not, or am I a fan of any other, but when looking at the history of Korea it makes me feel very low that there are those that cannot, and will not understand, this is cause and effect. Before Korea was split in two it was a nation of people with their own history, belief systems, language, way of life and culture, and because of a history of invasions and occupations by nations more powerful they tried in vain to exclude themselves from most of the world. Now Korea is a nation split in two by an outside force and being used for agendas and strategic military positioning. The annual US military exercise ‘Operation Foul Eagle’ instigates tensions and problems every year, as if our military occupation of the South of Korea for 63 years isn’t bad enough, also at the cost of billions of dollars annually to the US taxpayer. Some may believe the South is our ally but in reality they are the victims of the spoils of war, and their lives and culture have been defined by the victor of a war that wasn’t even theirs.
I wonder what we here in the US would do if our nation was split in two and under the same circumstances; with our lust for imperialism and hegemony over the world someday the tide may turn and we may find out; it may be sooner than some may think the way world events are being played out these days.
“Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.” Corinthians 3:17
I’m an American; just what does that mean today? An American used to mean a God fearing, freedom, peace loving, critical thinking and radical dissent against any form of authority and Bondage. I’m an American because I believe in what defines this title, and that is the supreme law of THIS land THE DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE, THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION and THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
No one is really an American until they read and understand these documents.
I have been an American for 52 years now and have witnessed the disintegration of a nation; are there any rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws? Are all rights to be privileges given or bought from a human master?
Today we have yet another right being turned into a privilege; remember once a privilege, it can be revoked or taken away at any time by the human master.
Going into bondage is always a slow painful process, all one has to do is look at how the law of our land has been manipulated, amended and executive ordered into what can only be described as; to steal an alleged phrase from President George W. Bush “A GD useless piece of paper”. No matter if he really said it is not pertinent, his actions as president, well that’s all history now.
History; just as other presidents and legislators who have stamped the most important documents into oblivion; true America soon to be an artifact if they have their way.
“We The People”
The first words of the US Constitution
We the people that reside in the United States of America who most do not understand the duty that comes with the title American, due to never have even read the definition thereof, have within a very short period of time allowed even their basic rights to become privileges, such as allowing their labor to be taxed, even something as basic as driving a car to work or to get groceries has become a privilege. Silly thing, most don’t know driving your car is not supposed to be a licensed privilege but a Right, just as taxing ones labor (the income tax) is now accepted as the norm, so will be gun control/confiscation, already being labeled gun safety.
Once we the people begin to debate our rights we have already lost them.
In most urban places in the United States, now even things as basic as water and sewage have become a privilege, now illegal to have your own well and septic, we are now at the mercy of a human master that will turn the water off and can charge and raise the cost of this most basic need for any reason. Property taxes are another good example of a basic Right turned into a privilege; can’t pay the property tax? get kicked off your property no matter if your family bought and paid for it 100 years ago!
With privileges come laws.
When we let our rights become privileges our privileges are defined by MAN’s laws, all privileges are defined by man’s laws, and our most basic God given rights have now been terminated by man. No circumstances, misfortune etc. are considered; ‘THE LAW IS THE LAW’ period, and there is no mercy.
The most anti-American apparatus
We can watch this anti-American apparatus debate our Rights, they do not do this behind closed doors or in some dark underground secret base or even try to hide their agendas anymore, this is how much power they believe they have over us, and it seems they do!
All one has to do is turn their TV set on, no matter what channel it’s there, the shapes and forms may be different but the anti-American apparatus is there debating what form of bondage will apply.
Debating Bondage and Treason
Definition of treason:
1. Violation of allegiance toward one’s country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one’s country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
2. A betrayal of trust or confidence.
Debating our bondage as if there is no real American way, no United States Constitution or any law, that defines TREASON; the President say’s so by executive order! How many times have we heard that? Do we have a supreme ruler now and live in bondage? In many forms yes we do!
The last report I wrote about the Second Amendment was from over 2 years ago, you can read it if you like, titled ‘Guns And The Pecking Order’.
Some have emailed me, asked my opinion and questioned why I am not more involved with this gun control issue.
I make it perfectly clear; I do not partake in any form of debate of my God given or American RIGHTS, and anyone that does in my opinion has already given them up and is an accomplice with the very traitors taking these Rights away.
Some things are not negotiable or debatable, these things being debated in any way shape or form defines High-Treason.
These debates by the anti-American apparatus no-matter yea, nay or extreme (and there’s always all 3) are all synchronized with one mission to be accomplished, and that mission is to take away Rights, they want all of them, and they’re getting them. Those involved should be prosecuted and brought to justice but instead are being idolized.
Death,Fear,Safety; Problem, Reaction, Solution
Solution rest on the individual, it matters not what laws are made, and they never have and never will protect anyone from the problem.
There always has been and always will be good and evil, both come in many forms, the evil has the great advantage because evil knows no bondage, where the good is always bound with chains.
Be good, break the chains, find your own solutions and above all protect yourself at all times because most likely nobody else will.
If interested in what an American is, the real laws, what defines the title American and what the Second Amendment IS really for, download and read this. citizenbook.pdf
Thanks to Al for this awesome presentation.You will need a power point viewer to view this. If you don’t have one you can download one here for free. Be sure to look at Al’s art at www.artworkbybrown.com
For those that believe disarmament of the people is the answer read this from countries that are.
The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.
It is truly amazing now, and always has been to me, how not only the American political system but the American people beat around the bush of truth. Everybody talks about change but very few speak about just what really must be changed to get our house in order.
It’s always the divide and conquer, order out of chaos technique, concentrating the masses on non-issues instead of the real issue at hand. There is only one issue that needs to be addressed and all the other financial problems the USA is having will dissolve like an Alka-Seltzer in a cup of water.
It is really something to watch the main stream media, run by the criminals in action, run their campaigns of nonsense keeping the American people and the world in a state of mass confusion.
For example this video from Fixed News, where they, as always, refuse to even say one word to the truth of what has bankrupted this country financially and morally. It is not just this MSM source; let me be clear, they are all in concert in an orchestra of deceit.
This news clip where they warn, the US is on a march down the road to becoming Greece, talk about taking on spending, how we are ready to run out of cash and the budget linked to the debt ceiling.
Fixed news talks about paying for what we consume and snake oil, well I don’t know about everyone else but I have been drowning in a sea of snake oil for a long time.
All the issues we hear about that are bankrupting our country ‘Entitlement programs ‘such as Medicare, Social Security, disability, etc. are miniscule to the real issue; I will get to it after a few more paragraphs.
Definition of Entitlement:
Distribution or exercise of an absolute privilege or right to an economic benefit (such as old age pension, social security, unemployment) granted by contract or law, automatically upon meeting the required qualification.
Definition of Absolute privilege:
Privilege that protects its holder from all harms arising from any action or inaction.
Definition of Holder:
Party that is in possession of a document of title, a negotiable instrument, or a security (bond, note, share) that is drawn, issued, or endorsed to the party, to its order, to bearer, or in blank.
So how does an entitled absolute privilege holder of a disability and social service program for retirement after working into old age and paying the MANDATORY tax become a Ponzi scheme and a non-legally binding governmental promise; Social Security and Medicare taxes are now called FICA or payroll taxes and ARE mandatory, the money is no longer yours the minute your employer withholds your Social Security taxes. The Social Security Act of 1935 stated they were not to be allowed as income tax deductions.
For the purpose or by any Act of congress in substitution therefor, the tax imposed by section 801 shall not be allowed as a deduction to the taxpayer in computing his net income for the year in which such tax is deducted from his wages.
Jim Horney at the liberal Center on Budget Priorities said “Retirement programs are not legal obligations.”
As Dr. Paul Craig Roberts put it in his article from 3 years ago titled ‘Looting Social Security’
Two Wall Street henchmen, Alan Greenspan and David Stockman, set up the Social Security raid in this way: The Carter administration had put Social Security in the black for the foreseeable future by establishing a schedule for future Social Security payroll tax increases. Greenspan and Stockman conspired to phase in the payroll tax increases earlier than was needed in order to gain surplus Social Security revenues that could be used to finance other government spending, thus reducing the budget deficit. They sold it to President Reagan as “putting Social Security on a sound basis.”
Along the way Americans were told that the surplus revenues were going into a special Social Security trust fund at the U.S. Treasury. But what is in the fund is Treasury IOUs for the spent revenues. When the “trust funds” are needed to pay Social Security benefits, the Treasury will have to sell more debt in order to redeem the IOUs.
Social Security was mugged again during the Clinton administration when the Boskin Commission jimmied the Consumer Price Index in order to reduce the inflation adjustments that Social Security recipients receive, thus diverting money from Social Security retirees to other uses.
We constantly hear from Wall Street gangsters and from Republicans and an occasional Democrat that Social Security and Medicare are a form of welfare that we can’t afford, an “unfunded liability.” This is a lie. Social Security is funded with an earmarked tax. People pay for Social Security and Medicare all their working lives. It is a pay-as-you-go system in which the taxes paid by those working fund those who are retired.
Social Security was a good thing “during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term, as a measure to implement “social insurance” during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when poverty rates among senior citizens exceeded 50 percent. The Act was an attempt to limit what were seen as dangers in the modern American life, including old age, poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of widows and fatherless children.”
A good thing until the amendment that took it from a Trust fund and put it into the General fund so the Congress could spend it.
They even have the audacity to tax the annuities!
A letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana to Alan Simpson-
This letter has been verified; I don’t care what Snopes says. Here’s the link-
Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana… I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight.
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for
decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for
votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors
nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing
to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of
the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare
to pay the bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet
again. Why? Because you incompetent basterds spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of
money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few
questions for YOU.
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from
the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as
usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow
nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes.
That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know
it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank, you miserable SOB.
Obamas vacation to Hawaii at a cost to the taxpayers of a sum of $4 million which brings it to over $20 million to date, but that’s just chicken feed when we are talking, as of today $16,359,000,000,000 of US debt.
They have done a great job
Biden will earn $231,900 beginning March 2013, a roughly $6,000 bump from the previous year, The Weekly Standard reports, citing official disclosure forms.
Members of the House and Senate will also get a small pay increase of $900 as annual compensation for members of Congress will jump to $174,900 in 2013.
Hurricane Sandy, NY and Jersey in shambles
Another good one: $200bn annual cost for the phony war on drugs.
The Real Issue:
Now onto the REAL issue; wonder why our country is going down and will continue to do so? Here it is!
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Your government makes war the biggest industry in the name of peace, using it against non-threatening countries around the globe and maintaining 900 military bases in 130 countries while no war has been declared, going into trillions of dollars in debt to China and then telling it’s people they have to pay more taxes, give up social services they have paid all their hard working lives for, all the while bragging about the billions of tax payer dollars being spent on battle ships, drones, fighter jets, invasions and occupations of other countries etc. Over half of the Federal Budget goes to the military Industrial Complex, but it is the people that are blamed for the Fiscal Cliff we fall off every year.
We have 900 military bases in 130 countries; there will be $633.3 billion in defense spending for 2013 as we are deploying troops to 35 African countries, continuing our invasions and occupations of the Middle East and keeping the Persians in our crosshairs.
This hegemony over the world in the name of ‘The War On Terror’ is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the inhabitants of this planet and especially the American people who are for the most part completely clueless to the blowback and peril to come from our actions, and most of all, our inactions.
238 years of militarization, some wonder why so many are going nuts in this country; adults, and worst of all our children for the most part are all on pharmaceutical mind altering drugs, watching violence on TV and playing violent video games all day. All of us have been brutally desensitized and demoralized, just some worse than others. No one has escaped the effects of this war on terror.
A so called war that can never be won and in reality does not even exist, a fabrication devised by the biggest tax furnace ever devised by man to benefit the few who profit immensely from the military industrial complex.
No war has been declared, no enemy is threatening the United States militarily or otherwise, when does the war on terror end? Maybe we have become what we are supposedly fighting, maybe we are the terror… a look at our last 238 years it sure looks to be true.
CANADA 1775- Continental Army invaded Canada to get support of our revolution from the French settlers in Quebec.
CANADA 1812- we invaded Canada after we declared war on Great Britain.
MEXICO 1846- US invades Mexico after Mexican declarion of war
ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
NICARAGUA 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
CHINA 1894-95 Naval, troops Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
KOREA 1894-96 Troops Marines kept in Seoul during war.
PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.
NICARAGUA 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto.
CHINA 1898-1900 Troops Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
CUBA 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate.
WORLD WAR I 1917-18 Naval, troops Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
RUSSIA 1918-22 Naval, troops Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
PANAMA 1918-20 Troops “Police duty” during unrest after elections.
HONDURAS 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign.
YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
GUATEMALA 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists.
WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21 Troops, bombing Army intervenes against mineworkers.
TURKEY 1922 Troops Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
CHINA 1922-27 Naval, troops Deployment during nationalist revolt.
HONDURAS 1924-25 Troops Landed twice during election strife.
PANAMA 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike.
CHINA 1927-34 Troops Marines stationed throughout the country.
EL SALVADOR 1932 Naval Warships send during Marti revolt.
WASHINGTON DC 1932 Troops Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
WORLD WAR II 1941-45 Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion.
IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north.
YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane.
URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength.
GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in
1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige.
GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands;
bombers based in Nicaragua.
EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Marine occupation against rebels.
IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest
U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war.
CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
IRAQ 1963 Command operation CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba’ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from
exile to be head of the secret service.
PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.
INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Marines land during election campaign.
GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.
UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
OHIO May 4, l970 members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and
wounding nine Kent State students
CAMBODIA l969-75 Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.
OMAN l970 Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
LAOS l971-73 Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.
SOUTH DAKOTA l973 Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
MIDEAST 1973 Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War.
CHILE 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
CAMBODIA l975 Troops, bombing Gas captured ship, 28 die in copter crash.
ANGOLA l976-92 Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
IRAN l980 Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned
not to get involved in revolution.
LIBYA l981 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
EL SALVADOR l981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
NICARAGUA l981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
LEBANON l982-84 Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions.
GRENADA l983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution.
HONDURAS l983-89 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
IRAN l984 Jets Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
LIBYA l986 Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple nationalist gov’t.
BOLIVIA 1986 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region.
IRAN l987-88 Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
LIBYA 1989 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down.
VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989 Troops St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
PHILIPPINES 1989 Jets Air cover provided for government against coup.
PANAMA 1989 (-?) Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
LIBERIA 1990 Troops Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91 Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE,
IRAQ 1990-91 Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and
Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
KUWAIT 1991 Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
IRAQ 1991-2003 Bombing, naval No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic
IDAHO 1992 confrontation between federal agents and the Randy Weaver family in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, has become one of the most
controversial and widely discussed examples of the abuse of federal power.
LOS ANGELES 1992 Troops Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
SOMALIA 1992-94 Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94 Naval NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
TEXAS February 28, 1993 the Waco massacre, one of the most brutal acts of domestic state repression and mass murder in US history.
BOSNIA 1993-? Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
HAITI 1994 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97 Troops Marines at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
LIBERIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
ALBANIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
SUDAN 1998 Missiles Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
AFGHANISTAN 1998 Missiles Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked
IRAQ 1998 Bombing, Missiles Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
YUGOSLAVIA 1999 Bombing, Missiles Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.
YEMEN 2000 Naval USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.
MACEDONIA 2001 Troops NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.
UNITED STATES 2001 Jets, naval Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC
AFGHANISTAN 2001-? Troops, bombing, missiles Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai
regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation.
YEMEN 2002 Missiles Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.
PHILIPPINES 2002-? Troops, naval Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in
Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.
COLOMBIA 2003-? Troops US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.
IRAQ 2003-? Troops, naval, bombing, missiles Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in
invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private
contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases.
LIBERIA 2003 Troops Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.
HAITI 2004-05 Troops, naval Marines land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by
PAKISTAN 2005-? Missiles, bombing, covert operation CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and
Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network.
SOMALIA 2006-? Missiles, naval, covert operation Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamic government; AC-130
strikes and Cruise missile attacks against Islamic rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.
SYRIA 2008 Troops Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians
YEMEN 2009 Missiles Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians.
LIBYA 2012- and now on to 35 African countries in 2013 and more.
And Now Their After The Guns?
All by design:
If we take a real look at what is being done in all the countries abroad, the game is the same every time; create civil war and dismantle the country, look at Iraq, Libya and now Syria for real good examples.
I know many will say it can’t happen here, please just think about it for a minute.
So just what is going on here in the US with all this Gun control nonsense? All we hear today is they’re coming after the guns, when in fact all this latest fear mongering, just as before, has done what? Made everyone go out and empty the gun shops of all the guns and ammo available, quite the strategy for a government that supposedly wants to disarm the people.
In fact they are arming the American people to the teeth, so when it comes our turn for a purposely created civil war we can all kill each other, just as has happened in so many other countries, it will here too when the planned collapse and great final conflict is realized. In other countries we ship in the weapons for the people to kill each other, in this country we have them readily available, and they will be used; the powers that be know exactly what they’re doing.
The infinite war:
Unless something is done soon about this out of control spending on imperialism, our definition of currency, our general attitude to the rest of the world and lives in general; make no mistake about it, we are on the road to collapse, civil war and the complete destruction of everything this country was founded on and supposed to be about. These are the goals of the real enemy and they are being met with little resistance so they are coming to pass very quickly. Beside the military industrial complex issue all other debates are a waste of time and another day closer to the complete bankruptcy of the United States of America.
It is time now for the re moralization, re sensitization anti pharmaceutical drug, anti violence and anti stupidity campaign of America to begin… God Speed…