It Does Not Add Up

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 - 11:34pm
(1) George Bush's Iraq war planning and mongering drew large opposition voices;
(2) The USA political left has been absolutely silent on the Nobel Peace Prize winning occupant in the White House and his drone campaign, and now effort to cause more death and destruction in yet another middle-eastern country;
(3) The USA political right, from the perspective of their talking heads on mainstream media, is fractured in their approach to the Syrian developments;
(4) Rush Limbaugh agrees with Dennis Kucinich, seriously, WTF?!;
(5) Crude is up, but gold and silver have not exploded upwards;
(6) The USA is about to have a three day weekend.
What is readily apparent from these data points is DISARRAY, chaos, uncertainty and the like. Traditional alliances are shattering, friends may be foes, foes may be allies, nothing is what it seems.
IF the USA harbored a true military objective to the Syrian conflict, would it not be universally known by now? So, since there is not a true military objective, then does this not explain the confusion? It does to me.
But with that said, since it does not add up, then what is the reason for the almost certain to happen, overt USA entry into the Syrian conflict?
I have said it before, and I will say it again. War is good for the elite for many reasons. I predicted war would break out in 2013, because that is the last possible solution that the current western bankster elite have at their disposal.
Obummer is befuddled. He is taking orders and doing as he is told. The left and right do not agree, yet the do agree, as parts of this Syrian mess are subject to overlapping, like a Venn diagram. Because it is so messy, there is ample opportunity to spin the necessary facts to support any position one would like to take.
Some commentators have correctly, in my humble opinion, suggested that this Syrian conflict is about resources, about redrawing sovereign boundaries, about surrounding Iran, and ushering in a new era in the middle east, one that concerns resources. The USA's role–and goal--is to grab a seat at the table, by using their last tool, the world's best fighting forces. From there, look for a new hegemon, and new international trade rules and exchange parameters.
This is playing out just like expected, if one has read Orlov's book, Five Stages of Collapse.
The subject of my next post, next week, will be his book.
For now, ponder the Syrian situation and prognosticate.
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PuraVida · Aug 28, 2013 - 11:45pm


This isn't as hard as it used to be....

Upon pondering the Syria situation...I'm befuddled too, WTF are we doing? Who the hell broadcasts that they are going to send cruise missiles in "probably on Thursday". I'm sick of war mongering, I'm sick of unconstitutionality, I'm sick of being in the majority opinion and having it NOT MATTER. I pray to god this doesn't turn into WWIII...The 4th turning appears to be upon us and to be totally honest, I'm afraid... not so much for me, but for my children.

Bugzy · Aug 28, 2013 - 11:45pm

good good

You mentioned Orlov last week. Ought to be an interesting read.

treefrog · Aug 28, 2013 - 11:47pm


secondus amphibianus

perhaps all will be revealed in a vision on the road to damascus? ...hey, at least there's a precedent.
Mr. Fix · Aug 28, 2013 - 11:49pm

I left this on XTY's thread a little while ago,

But it seems a lot more topical here.

Didn't we used to be much better at false flags? I mean really, they used to be at least plausible, but the false flags that we are committing now are just pissing everyone off, because they are too transparent.

I'm only wondering if this is intentional. What I mean by that, is just like Sandy, Sandy Hook, Oklahoma City tornadoes, many of the Western fires, Boston, if one were to actually examine the evidence, the official storyline not only doesn't make sense, but isn't even plausible, with absolutely no supporting evidence whatsoever, and an avalanche of evidence that points to the contrary.

It's like when Obama gives a speech and "scratches" his eye with his middle finger, I think he's being really obvious, for anyone who's paying attention, and doesn't even care what they think. He's been doing this within his own borders for quite some time now, but I think he's taken the charade to an international level. Not only does he not care whether the storyline is believable or not, he seems to be going out of his way to leave enough evidence to ensure that it completely unbelievable.

The arrogance is off the charts, at this point, he's begging for somebody to fight back.

bvwalker1 · Aug 28, 2013 - 11:52pm

Syria invasion... Partly right

Great analysis, but Id add the following...

The US may have some interests in their resources, but the main driver is protecting the petro dollar. countries are already getting out dollars and the reserve currency is in jeopardy. If oil isnt settled in USD anymore, that may be the nail in the coffin for USD. Jim Willie has discussed this in more detail. 

El Gordo · Aug 29, 2013 - 12:01am

How much do you trust Washington?

If you trust everything else that is going on in Washington to be in our nation's best interests, then I suppose you could trust what they tell us about Syria as well. However, if from time to time you find that reason and logic fail to support some of the Washington commentary, then perhaps you may try to dig a little deeper to discover the truth. If you, like me, are unable to figure out anything on your on, but think that the one thing you can absolutely believe is that whatever Washington is saying is not the truth, then welcome to my world.

¤ · Aug 29, 2013 - 12:06am


Good stuff yes

I burst out laughing at fact #4. Things are indeed getting strange and a bit warped.

Stress is evident in an obvious manner within the TBTF's behind the scene's and on the main stage.

The lack of effective diplomacy in full view of everyone is a bit alarming to myself and it's breaking down even further as each day passes.

Look no further than Obama on TV referring to Putin as a bored child stirring in his seat at some of their meetings. Not a smart move.

Vlad can't be amused.

Mr. Fix · Aug 29, 2013 - 12:08am

It does not add up… Unless…

 Obama intends to lose.

 At least it would be consistent with the fact that every single other decision he has made has been carefully designed to have the worst possible outcome for the United States.

 Why would this be any different?

NW VIEW · Aug 29, 2013 - 12:13am

What do I know?

Do we remember the uproar during the Viet Nam war? Kent State & protests everywhere by the college students -- Where are they and what has changed? We were not worried in those days about it spilling out of N. & S. Nam or working its way to other countries. We have a current situation in the ME that could turn into death and destruction from Cairo the Babylon and Tel Aviv to Moscow. Today we saw the 50 year anniversary of Dr. King's speech. Where were the thousands at to protest this new invasion of the ME? Yes Isaiah 17 is just around the corner and a veil has covered the minds of the people. Yes today we saw the millions watching a 50 year past event and reliving it as if all is well. We are in trouble and there is only one way of escape for now and that will be found within. jmo

Hammer · Aug 29, 2013 - 1:49am What is the truth about the nerve gas massacre... Revenge of tyrant's one-legged brother - or monstrous trick by rebels? By Guy Adams PUBLISHED: 23:49, 28 August 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15, 29 August 2013 Barack Obama warned that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be crossing a ‘red line’, and prompt US intervention. A week ago that line was crossed – but are we armed with all the facts about the atrocity in Ghouta? GUY ADAMS examines the evidence...

kingboo · Aug 29, 2013 - 1:59am

have some cash handy...

Cyber attacks should follow any actions we might take. ..false flag or real...wont matter much when you cant buy food.... Whats in your wallet?

Dyna mo hum · Aug 29, 2013 - 2:01am

Kingboo cash handy

That's wisdom at its best.

mac · Aug 29, 2013 - 4:41am

scared, repressed American

The lot of you yanks are way out to lunch. Think talking will do anything anymore?

The world watches your country, and intelligent minds (those not weakened by MSM lies) see the end of your "dream" today.

ClinkinKY · Aug 29, 2013 - 6:08am

"Retired U.S. Officer"...or B.O. operative?

I would put nothing past the current occupant of the WH.


Egyptian Security Forces Arrest Retired U.S. Officer Fighting Alongside Jihadists In Sinai…

Egyptian security services arrested on Wednesday a retired U.S. officer and 12 jihadis in Sheikh Zuwayed, North Sinai, German news agency DPA quoted a security source as saying.

The U.S. national possessed documents, some including information on Sinai.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. officer is being interrogated by authorities in Arish without giving further details on the documents or circumstances of the arrest.

Several explosions took place near Sheikh Zuwayed’s police station on Tuesday. Investigations showed that the attack was performed by armed groups, including a suicide bomber.

The source added that the suicide bomber attacked the police station, where the car he was in exploded. Remains of the car and parts of the bomber’s body were found, although his identity is unknown.

Another armed group meanwhile fired on the police station, according to the source. An explosive was also detonated remotely near the police station.

oneagleswings · Aug 29, 2013 - 7:14am

to NW View

I believe with out another Great Awakening, our country is lost. In the Good Book it says that Damascus, which I believe is the oldest continuously occupied city on earth is going to be turned to dust and never again inhabited. "If my people, who are called by name, will turn from their wicked ways and cry unto me, I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land." Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. We in America as a majority have walked so far, and so fast, away from everything that is good and Godly that the time of consequences. If Abel's blood cried out to heaven from Cain's actions, how much crying to heaven does the blood of 48 or so million babies do? How many businesses would those little ones have started in the 90's? How many diseases haven't been cured because the minds with that ability were never born? How much money would they have kicked into our economy, SS, Medicare?? We are not and haven't been for decades a Christian nation. Rebellion is a sin as witchcraft. What do you see when you look at most 14-18 year olds? 19-22 year olds. Rebellion maybe?? We live in a dying empire which has lost its way and the end result will be the dust bin of history. There is coming a day with a war to end all wars and the new millenium will begin. Are we there yet? Could be. Did the atrocities of WWII cause Chrisitians to think we were there? Probably. All creation groans for the manifestations of the sons of God. It is that time for certain, God bless us all.

opticsguy · Aug 29, 2013 - 7:14am

I filled up the cars and a couple of jerry cans yesterday

I we have a functioning society on Saturday, I'll hit Costco for some canned tuna and salmon and more batteries. Got two cases of wine yesterday. Shelter in place, that's what DHS wants us to do, right?

HappyNow · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:01am

Yes we have become sensitized

Yes we have become sensitized and no longer have enough outrage to make serious opposition. Who would we turn to if we did? The other liars' club?

Unhappily short term thinking rules the day in politics and power.

opticsguy · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:05am


I use that True-fuel stuff in my generator, but that's about it. I stabilize gas I buy every November, and what I don't use in a year goes into the truck. No issues with ethanol in the lawn equipment. My 12 year-old lawn mower starts on the first pull after 6 months in storage. I do put a bit of Sea-foam and Amsoil stabilizer in the weed-whacker.

I've been dealing with the ethanol issue for my airplane, and the original fears were unfounded. In fact, the ethanol actually absorbs condensation to a point, and I've never had any water in my fuel provided I use up the fuel within a month.

I used to test the fuel around here for ethanol content, and I found the local Exxon to be between 3-5% ethanol, whereas Shell and Texaco and Chevron were usually right at 10%. Your local distributor may be different.

Wizard · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:06am

Tuna might not be a good idea.....Just Sayin


  • Tissue samples taken from 15 bluefin caught in August, five months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, all 15 contained reactor byproducts cesium-134 and cesium-137.
  • The 15 fish tested were only exposed to radiation for a short time. But bluefin arriving in California now will have been exposed to the Fukushima radiation for much longer.
  • Unlike some other compounds, radioactive cesium does not quickly sink to the sea bottom but remains dispersed in the water column, from the surface to the ocean floor. Fish can swim right through it, ingesting it through their gills, by taking in seawater or by eating organisms that have already taken it in.
  • The overwhelming scientific consensus is that there is no safe level of radiation … and radiation consumed and taken into the body is much more dangerous than background radiation.
  • The Telegraph notes that scientists tagged a bluefin tuna and found that it crossed between Japan and the West Coast three times in 600 days: All Pacific migratory fish are likely Fukushima contaminated. 
  • Why have Contaminated Alaskan Halibut been found even though halibut don’t migrate? The cesium-134 contamination from radioactive plumes doesn’t just fall on land.
  • Study shows Fukushima nuclear pollution becoming more concentrated as it approaches U.S. West Coast — Plume crosses ocean in a nearly straight line toward N. America — Appears to stay together with little dispersion (MODEL)
  • Pacific herring in Canada bleeding from eyeballs, faces, fins, tails — I’ve never seen fish looking this bad — All 100 examined were bloody — Officials informed of hemorrhaging soon after 3/11 — Gov’t ignoring problem.
  • Unprecedented: Sockeye salmon at dire historic low on Canada’s Pacific coast — “We think something happened in the ocean” — “The elders have never seen anything like this at all” — Alaska and Russia also affected.
  • Japan Times: Fukushima Daiichi radioactive water problems seem ‘uncontainable’ — Believed to be wreaking environmental havoc upon Pacific Ocean.
  • Reuters: Crisis deepening at Fukushima nuclear plant; Upgraded to ‘Level 3 Serious Incident’ — Represents a 100-fold increase in “severity of a radiological release” — Tepco says highly radioactive leakage continues, but unknown where from.
  • It’s more than obvious that TEPCO officials have no idea what they’re doing, and the big question is why aren’t world governments jumping in to contain what’s going on? Meanwhile, the Pacific Ocean may very well be dying.

2li2a2na · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:09am

Visualization of Every Protest Since 1979

There is a map of all of the protests since 1979, you can see that going closer to 2013 there is more a more of them

Gramp · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:23am

Thanks Optics!

Great info on fuel! I thought it may have been you, ( and a few others here) that are very knowledgeable about this stuff! ( I was speaking from personal experience as a consumer)

Yes, I notice the 'tag' on the gas pumps says 'MAY CONTAIN UP TO 10% ETHANOL'

New Outboard Engines Owners Manual have warnings all through them about possible damaging of components from ethanol. It is said to have a corrosive drying affect on plastics and rubber lines and seals.

In cold climates the problem is said to be even greater. A local Motor Sports shop was reporting brand new Snowmobiles and ATVs having severe engine damage as a result of ethanol in the fuel absorbing moisture which then would freeze in the fuel system resulting in failure.

Much of what I mentioned is anecdotal, though based with facts.

(Make sure to NOT store gasoline cans inside your home or basement. ) and Keep from direct sunlight.

Will be gathering my 'jerry' cans and topping them up myself.

* just suggestions, I am in no way responsible for any actions you may or may not take as a result of reading this!

flyinkel · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:30am

Wizard and Gramp

Thanks, very helpful, great documentation!

· Aug 29, 2013 - 8:36am

Excellent, CAL

Looking forward to your follow-up post next week.

ag1969 · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:38am


Tears my Snowmobile apart. I have to put an enzyme treatment in the fuel which I can't remember the name of right now. I also put Stabil in it when I store it for the summer. The Stabil is to protect the engine not the fuel, and my understanding is it really does not help a cannister of gas just sitting there. 

My lawn equipment seems to do just fine.

I once read that it takes 1.2 gallons of oil to make a gallon of ethanol. I am too lazy to try to find that article right now. But isn't it great that we have a net loss in energy so that we can tear apart everyone's fuel systems? Government at its finest.

opticsguy · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:39am

another ethanol trick

put 4 gallons of unleaded (with ethanol) in a 5 gallon can. Add half a gallon of water. Shake the crap out of it for a few minutes. Let it settle. You'll have just short of a gallon of ethanol/water at the bottom, and at the top will be ethanol-free gas.

Beware that the ethanol is used to raise octane levels, so the stuff at the top may only be 83-84 octane rating. You should start this with 93 octane.

This is how ethanol testers work, BTW.

Edit: I loaded up on tuna right after Fukushima. I look for brands packaged in the Mediterranian, sardines too.

Gramp · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:40am

Hey optics (fuel info)

Think we have been over this before, but remember to add some Stabil, or other fuel preservative to your stored gas, as well as keeping it in a SEALED container.

(As what I view another form of hidden inflation), pump gasoline has been blended 10% with ethanol. Being Alcohol based, ethanol absorbs moisture from the surrounding air, tainting the gasoline. This has greatly reduced the amount of time that common pump gas can be effectively stored. The addition of a storage product such as *Stabil or other will help.

This is y small engines like chainsaws, weed wackers, mowers, ect, that sit around without being used much, may not run. ( The tiny volume of fuel in the small fuel tank has gone south) I have had great results from the canned, premix gasoline you buy at a hardware store or small engine shop. It contains NO ETHANOL, and has a high octane rating. This will allow equipment to sit unused for longer periods, while the fuel does not suffer the breakdown as previously mentioned.

The other option for a few cans of gas stored, is finding one of the very few stations that offers non ethanol gas. You will pay through the nose for true gasoline, but it has a far greater shelf life. Often boat marinas may offer this fuel, because the ethanol causes severe problems ( for engines) in a damp marine environ. Current price per gallon for such fuel here? $4.95/gal AND, this fuel is being trucked in from Canada. Aviation fuel is another option, though I have little experience with it.

So u get common pump gas for about a dollar less per gal, while being diluted 10% with an additive that Car manufacturers warn (in writing) may harm your motor. Oh, and it cannot be stored for any amount of time, with 2 months being considered a long time. Good deal. <sarc>

Gasoline used to stay viable for as much as 2 years. Now? No good in 2 months.

Then- around a $1/gal or less.

Now- Flirting with $4/ gal or more.

Lower quality, higher cost. The new norm with most consumer goods. 

Wizard · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:41am

Just an odd American Silver Eagle question

while looking at an American Silver Eagle that I carry as a pocket piece. I wondered something.

What is the legal minimum amount of Silver that can be in an object to be able to call it FINE SILVER ??

And why Silver Eagles are not marked with a purity number such as .999 or in the case of the Maple Leafs .9999 ??

If anyone knows this I would greatly appreciate some input.

Thank You


achmachat · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:50am


"fine silver" needs to be at least 999 per thousand pure silver.

So everything above 999/1000 can legally be called "fine silver"

as to why ASE are not marked: the term "fine silver" is a legally binding term and is equivalent of writing 999 on it.

Wizard achmachat · Aug 29, 2013 - 8:51am


Thank You for that yes

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