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B.A.

It's what I did when playing Civilization or the great Alpha Centauri: Make amends with the dangerous neighbour, making concessions if necessary, then attack the faction further away, using air superiority. Resources are limited, so you take them down one by one. And when facing a stubborn enemy or a resisting population, the announcement "Faction Eradicated" brings a sense of relief: good riddance! The thing is, on my day to day life I'm a pretty decent person... A well desigend simulation teaches you a lot about yourself. I really should not be getting my education from reading blogs and playing games, but there you have it.

B.A.

It's what I did when playing Civilization or the great Alpha Centauri: Make amends with the dangerous neighbour, making concessions if necessary, then attack the faction further away, using air superiority. Resources are limited, so you take them down one by one. And when facing a stubborn enemy or a resisting population, the announcement "Faction Eradicated" brings a sense of relief: good riddance! The thing is, on my day to day life I'm a pretty decent person... A well desigend simulation teaches you a lot about yourself. I really should not be getting my education from reading blogs and playing games, but there you have it.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

I used to play these sorts of games as a kid, even. Good way to learn ruthless imperial politics. Once, we designed a Risk game that expanded to the other planets and then other star sytems. It took months to play the game. We got to use space ships and lasers.

But the best game of all is Go. People who are too aggressive end up losing territory to more careful players. The game is won by the player using the LEAST number of stones to hold the MOST territory. Anyone can occupy angry populations with lots of troops. This bankrupts the victor.

The US has gone from war to war to war now for 60 years. At tremendous expense. I had that story of our Japan Ambassador in tears begging the Japanese to please pay us more money for protecting them.

They won't. We are going bankrupt.

AA

Elaine - check out jpost today for an article entitled
Microsoft almost as much Israeli as American

Hmmm
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1211288142138&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

B.A.

The Jerusalem Post article seems to be about Ballmer being nice to his hosts. No mention of Israeli dominance of Microsoft R+D or level of ownership. So Israelis have top engineers from Microsoft, Intel, etc. Good for them. They're smart, ambitious and highly educated. So are the Chinese. And the Indians. I'm not anti anyone myself. I just worry about faulty political checks and balances systems, since it is in the nature of all those seeking power to want no limitations placed on them.
I find more interesting the whole section of JPost on the Iranian Threat. Warmongering indeed. This after Bush told Arab oil producers they need to diversify to other energy sources. "But only the ones we approve of!" Talking and acting like a bully, while the Iranians (Thanks ATimes!) present a balanced, sensible initiative for a holistic negotiation between all parties, including Palestinians, of course.. Will they be nuked after that? I wonder...

Ryan

Elaine,

Have you heard about the recent gag orders of several websites?

Specifically, this one got taken down for a few days until the ACLU and EFF helped counter to allow them to it up.
http://judicial-inc.biz/

That site had been postulating different scenarios that would cause the US would go to war with Iran, and the site went offline suspeciously after the author posted about the Kitty Hawk being a possible false-flag attack.
http://judicial-inc.biz/85kitty_hawk_sacrificed.htm
http://judicial-inc.biz/Nuclear_attacks_on_america.htm

I am student of astrology, and the analysis I've done shows the middle of February, 2009 to be a particularly omnious timeframe for death of lots of people. These crazy people running our government are going to cause WWIII!


Bokonon

Nothing will come of the Syria-Israel talks, the only thing that the Israelis have to offer is the Golan Heights. The Syrians are prepared to talk because it stops the Israelis and the US from doing anything.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Probably right, Bokonon.

GK

Have you heard of the popularity of the book "Currency Wars" in China? Amazing.

Richard Cook writes a brilliant article excerpted below on how the US will be used and discarded after WWIII to control the middle east.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8977

Has the Battle for America Begun?

by Richard C. Cook

The world’s financial elite, long having made their homes in the metropolises of Western Europe, also with a major branch in New York City , may be the party that is really behind what could be an attempt to start World War III by pitting the U.S. against the Asiatic land powers, most notably Russia

The elite have long viewed control of the vast resource-rich Asian continent as the key to control of the world, with the fulcrum of domination being the oil-rich Middle East . Such a war could begin if the U.S. and Britain follow through by attacking Iran on the heels of the Afghan and Iraq wars and recent military deployments to the Persian Gulf region.

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European Lust for Control of the Middle East

It was really the European elite, both deeply materialistic and coldly inhumane, that was responsible for both of the 20th century’s world wars, for funding the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia , and for bringing about today’s economic crisis that threatens to reduce to abject poverty or even starve perhaps half of the world’s population. Now a third world war threatens, and while it appears on the surface that the immediate cause may be U.S. ambitions in the Middle East , this is a mask for the underlying machinations of the European controllers who are pulling the strings.


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Connection with the 2008 Presidential Election

The war scenario is unfolding now and will likely accelerate as we approach the November presidential election. The actions underway appear to be designed to present any new president with a fait accompli, where corrective action is no longer possible. It would be the last and worst of the catastrophes visited on our nation by the revolutionary cabal of George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and the neocon shock troopers who took over when the Supreme Court awarded Bush the presidency after the 2000 Florida election debacle. Within nine months came the 9/11 attacks, followed by wars against Afghanistan and Iraq using off-the-shelf plans. Next came the Department of Homeland Security and the Patriot Acts.

Now in 2008 the three remaining presidential candidates are all compromised. Hillary Clinton, with her husband Bill, have long been servitors of that branch of the international financial elite headquartered on Wall Street in New York City . Recently, Republican candidate John McCain traveled to do homage to Israel , then attended a soiree with the Fourth Baron Rothschild in London . Barack Obama has also affirmed his loyalty to Israel , though his utterances against Iran are less vehement than those of Hillary Clinton, who has threatened to “obliterate” that nation.
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According to Benjamin Freedman (1890-1984), an American eye-witness to events within the Woodrow Wilson administration, Wilson took the U.S. to war only after being pressured to support Great Britain when the British agreed to facilitate creation of a Zionist state in Palestine . The original Zionists, led by Theodor Herzl, had been favorably disposed to accepting a British offer of virgin land in Kenya , but the financiers wanted Palestine because of Middle Eastern oil and proximity to the Suez Canal . The result was the Balfour Declaration of 1916.

At the end of World War I came the Russian Revolution, when the financiers paid for the Bolsheviks to destroy the Russian Christian monarchy of the Romanoffs. Soviet communism was the result. Less than a generation later another world war was fought, with World War II ending with the triumph of the U.S. , Britain , France , the Soviet Union, and China as allies. Afterwards, finance capitalism exerted its control of the developing world through the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. According to economist Michael Hudson, the West declared the existence of a Cold War only after the Soviet Union refused to accede to U.S. hegemony by joining the IMF. (Michael Hudson, Superimperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire, 2003)

Another major revolution followed World War II, as had happened after World War I, but this time in China , where the communists under Mao Tse-Tung took over. In 1948, the nation of Israel was declared, partly through the instrumentality and wealth of the Third Baron Rothschild, who was also an MI5 controller and alleged Soviet agent. (See Roland Perry, The Fifth Man, 1994.)

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According to Asia Times Online (April 8, 2008), Currency Wars “has become a runaway bestseller in China in the past nine months. The book caused a sensation of interests and heated discussions in Chinese cyber space and other media on Western intentions behind its demand that China quickly appreciate the value of its currency. Song Hongbing, the book's author, draws from a wide range of literature in English and argues that the modern history of international finance is primarily a process of how a very small number of powerful families in the West have established their control over governments and international institutions.

“According to Song, there is no such thing as a free market when it comes to global finance and financial institutions. From the Rothschild family at the time of the Napoleonic Wars to the rise of J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers, and other prominent U.S. financial powerhouses, Song sees all the modern wars, depressions, and manmade disasters having a linkage to the manipulation of a handful of Western private bankers.”

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For the longer-term, we should step back, reassess the geopolitical outlook, and take the long-overdue step of recognizing who our natural allies in the world really are. One of these is Russia . Instead of fighting Russia we should forge a new alliance with that nation with the aim of securing peace, first in the Middle East and then in the world.

Richard C. Cook is a former U.S. federal government analyst, whose career included service with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Carter White House, NASA, and the U.S. Treasury Department. His articles on economics, politics, and space policy have appeared on numerous websites. His book on monetary reform, entitled We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform, will be published soon by Tendril Press. He is also the author of Challenger Revealed: An Insider’s Account of How the Reagan Administration Caused the Greatest Tragedy of the Space Age, called by one reviewer, “the most important spaceflight book of the last twenty years.” His Challenger website is at www.richardccook.com.

GK

Found that article on Currency Wars book on at the Asia Times. Does anyone really read the US newspapers anymore?

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/JD08Cb01.html

Fanning the flames of currency wars
Currency Wars (Huobi Zhanzheng), a book written by a Chinese native who lived in the United States and worked on Wall Street, has become a runaway bestseller in China in the past nine months [2]. The book caused a sensation of interests and heated discussions in Chinese cyber space and other media on Western intentions behind its demand that China quickly appreciate the value of its currency. Song Hongbing, the book's author, draws from a wide range of literature in English and argues that the modern history of international finance is primarily a process of how a very small number of powerful families in the West have established their control over governments and international institutions.

According to Song, there is no such thing as a free market when it comes to global finance and financial institutions. From the Rothschild family at the time of the Napoleonic Wars to the rise of JP Morgan, the Rockefellers and other prominent US financial powerhouses, Song sees all the modern wars, depressions and men-made disasters having a linkage to the manipulation of a handful of Western private bankers.

The Great Depression of the 1930s, the oil crises of the 1970s, and the fall of the Soviet Union were all apparently masterminded by the small group of Western bankers and financiers. The book's significance and its number one spot in China today is due to the author's argument that after Japan was brought to its knees by the forced appreciation of the yen, and after the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 that shattered the other Asian "miracle economies", the American and European financial oligarchs are now turning their attention to China - and the form of the real Western subversion of the Chinese economy would come in the form of "currency wars".

As the book's preface makes very clear, the West has so far been unable to stop the rise of China but there is clear and present danger ahead. The analogy here is that China is like a huge economic development aircraft carrier, which can take on all challenges coming from every direction.

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