The Waldorf Astoria Conspiracy
By: Kian Mokhtari
Some of the largest hedge funds, private equity groups, university endowment managers, and other high rollers have met at New York's up market Waldorf Astoria hotel to facilitate “the next big thing in finance.” The event, organized by HighQuest Partners, a heavy hitter in the hedge fund market of big agro, bio-tech and bio-fuel companies charged entrance fees of $3,000. But the sinister undercurrents of the meeting have not been lost on some people.
The money managers attended because they had been promised to make between 25-40 percent returns on short-term investments in areas of the world weighed down by incredible food insecurity or weak or subservient political systems. Corrupt dictators with no moral qualms about displacing millions of souls from their ancestral lands have become the new Bourgeoisie for the Western elite. In 2009 alone, nearly 60 million hectares of arable land – an area the size of France – was purchased or leased, 70 percent of it in Africa. It’s impossible to acquire that much of land without the continued taking of land previously held by small indigenous farmers. That number has only been increasing as more and more land has been leased off to Western companies in Africa by corrupt governments. In a 2011 post on their website, HighQuest partners brag about representing $3.5 trillion in aggregated institutional assets and 25 million acres under cultivation alone: the figure is expected to double by the end of 2012.
However the above is only the farming angle on the issue. There is an even more sordid action plan in operation as we speak.
The real estate market has taken a beating courtesy of the toxic assets and mortgages debacle in the US and the West. So the focus of the murky business has shifted abroad. Shady deals with real estate owners in the developing and the third world countries have ensured a minimum of 40 percent rise in property prices in places where the average annual income is well below $5000- per year. This means a Western land grabber can, vis-à-vis local landowning gangs, invest in real estate futures in countries that even on the face of it are politically opposed to the West. The insider gangs fix prices on the population and ensure 25-40 percent returns every other year for themselves and their Western patrons.
Talk about making a killing!
Colonialism is making a return via a backdoor to blight lives and relieve the world population of what small chances of leading healthy and productive lives they have left. The new techniques of the 1% combined with the human tendency for corruption is the next big danger for humanity.
Think about it: An investor at a luncheon in Waldorf Astoria hotel could double his or her money every four years via dodgy land investments while not a blade of grass is cultivated or a room for living is built in the developing and the third world countries.
This policy will make a desert out of the world bar where the elite choose to take up residence, which for the moment is in the western hemisphere.
The US Democracy Rings Hollow
By: Kian Mokhtari
The United States' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has signed an “indefinite delivery” from defense contractors ATK that will include nearly 500 million hollow-point ammunition for short range firearms. The department has yet to explain why they are ordering such munitions for an agency that mainly deals with domestic issues.
Hollow-point rounds are made to kill outright. They flatten on impact with the skin before entering the unfortunate victim's body, where they cause as much damage as possible before splintering to cause even more harm.
Wikipedia says: A hollow point is a bullet that has a pit or hollowed out shape in its tip, often intended to cause the bullet to expand upon entering a target in order to decrease penetration and disrupt more tissue as it travels through the target.
The above is a very rosy description but alas!
The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, prohibited the use in international warfare of bullets that easily expand or flatten in the body and is in fact a continuance of the St. Petersburg Declaration of 1868, which banned exploding projectiles of less than 400 grams, as well as weapons designed to aggravate injured soldiers or make their death inevitable.
So the question comes to mind why would a US law enforcement agency designed to deal with domestic issues need 500 million hollow-point rounds when there are only 300 million US citizens. Does the agency plan to kill American pets along with their masters?
The world is aware that voices of discontent and dissent among the US public have manifested themselves in a number of movements whose regular demonstrations have shamed the US government. The protesters call themselves "Occupy" but the "Occupy" movement is just one movement among scores of others with a gripe or two against the rulers in America. So could it be that the so-called 1% in the US has taken fright because of a group of namby-pamby peaceful protesters to the extent that they have resorted to scare tactics?
The grievances held against the US ruling elite are numerous and run very deep among the 99-percenters. From home foreclosures to racism to veteran issues the US public feels very hard done by. However the hard core of the 99ers is made up of peace loving people who would like to see 'change they can believe in' still…no really!
The American spirit runs counter to impositions of the kind that have been placed on the public over the years by countless dodgy administrations. It seems that America has been hijacked by the 1% ruling elite while the US patriots have been busy buying into their government's propaganda and going abroad to kill other members of the human family in pointless and expensive wars.
However the US public would still have bought into the nonsense put out by Washington had the system not turned on its own. The white, middleclass America has been treated to a taste of medicine usually prescribed for the third world and the taste has proven to be more than it can bear.
And now the rulers are implying to the US public that hollow-point bullets on the streets will be the order of the day if Americans continue to insist on wrestling back their constitutional rights.
All the talk about US democracy is ringing very hollow, all of a sudden.
C for Censorship
By Kian Mokhtari
What work of complete tyranny: to force media to act as nothing more than mouthpieces for corporations and despots. But it's not unusual and has never been so throughout history for the powerful few to arrest the resources and bend the educated classes to pay lip service to their unjust and often dictatorial rules.
Humanity, by virtue of its own imperfect nature, has been struck down and let down time after time throughout history. No amount of flattery appears enough to appease the ruling classes and their insatiable feelings of insecurity or superiority complexes. Indeed history has itself been bent into a hodgepodge of contradictory accounts of how a few world-conquering murderers set about enriching themselves and those around them and thus a true account of the being of humanity has been lost.
In Arabic Tahrir meaning writing, also means freedom; cries of "pull the other one" rises to heavens!
Germany –that bastion of European democracy- has jumped on the British bandwagon and pulled Press TV off air. The reason SES Astra satellite service operating out of Munich has given for its dastardly ding-dong is that PTV does not have a European license to thrill. The above reason being the closest any satellite operator has come to a flimsy excuse for unbridled censorship, since Britain's Black Shirts at Ofcom pulled Press TV off air. But then again Ofcom does act as the humble rubber band that saves the British royals' blushes.
Many broadcasters into Europe do not have licenses and operate with complete peace of mind. But not many even attempt to air an alternative viewpoint; one that challenges the cock and bull version of events being provided by the rulers' mouthpieces.
Press TV has brought countless counterarguments to the fore and has shed light on the real background to many world events. Press TV's big mistake –should you choose to call it that- has been to uncover the Western rulers' atrocities, human rights abuses and double standards. For this reason alone the West and its lackeys across the globe have utilized their paid servants and unpaid and dimwitted mouth organs in an over the top operatic chorus to cause as much discourse as possible. The entire witch burning ceremony has received a rubber stamp of approval from London, Tel Aviv and Washington…and now Berlin!
It appears that the truth must be allowed to be buried once again so some time down the line the future generations form opinions that suit the world's ruling elite.
The betrayal of truth is a theme that has run throughout human existence and has without fail led to catastrophes every time. A select few, who have chosen to uphold the truth against all odds, have been mercilessly crucified.
It is a sad account of human nature that sacrifices have to be made in the world we have built, just so truthful words can be spoken.
Iran's history however, from Cyrus the Great to Dr Mohammad Mossadegh is filled with those who choose human decency over greed.