Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cheney Seeks Piece In Middle East

So the Vice President is going to be sent to the Middle East, and Sovereign Funds soon will have more money than our banks have in their vaults. Then we have the latest news on the Middle East policies this government has followed; opponent of war on Iran CentCom Commander Fallon is 'resigning',

Is there anyone out there who really believes that even the total idjuts in the White House would send Cheney on a peace mission? that's why I say it's a piece of the action he's after.

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney leaves on Sunday for the Middle East where he will try to push Israeli-Palestinian peace talks forward and raise U.S. concerns about record-high oil prices, the White House said.

Cheney will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, Turkey and Oman in a trip expected to last about a week or more, his office said on Monday.

"His goal is to reassure people that the United States is committed to a vision of peace in the Middle East," U.S. President George W. Bush said after meeting with Poland's prime minister at the White House.

There you are, the cretin in chief said it, so we know it isn't true. Now we hear CentCom General Fallon is resigning, the acknowledged major opponent of war with Iran. (Thanks to Atrios for the link.)

Just as Fallon took over Centcom last spring, the White House was putting itself on a war footing with Iran. Almost instantly, Fallon began to calmly push back against what he saw as an ill-advised action. Over the course of 2007, Fallon's statements in the press grew increasingly dismissive of the possibility of war, creating serious friction with the White House.

Last December, when the National Intelligence Estimate downgraded the immediate nuclear threat from Iran, it seemed as if Fallon's caution was justified. But still, well-placed observers now say that it will come as no surprise if Fallon is relieved of his command before his time is up next spring, maybe as early as this summer, in favor of a commander the White House considers to be more pliable. If that were to happen, it may well mean that the president and vice-president intend to take military action against Iran before the end of this year and don't want a commander standing in their way.

And so Fallon, the good cop, may soon be unemployed because he's doing what a generation of young officers in the U. S. military are now openly complaining that their leaders didn't do on their behalf in the run-up to the war in Iraq: He's standing up to the commander in chief, whom he thinks is contemplating a strategically unsound war.

We are now exhibiting an acknowledged step toward widening war in the Middle East, nothing that the governments there do not know, and cannot read about just as we do here.

Oil prices are a large factor in the increasing distress in U.S. finances, and are only going up. The worst administration in U.S. history has failed even to slow the price gouging by its buddies in the Middle East, even with all the handholding with Saudi princes. The recent visit by the cretin in chief himself produced lots of pictures with sabres, but the oil prices are increasingly punitive.
Further, the wealth in oil-rich nations' hands is now more valuable than the banks' assets.

Sovereign wealth fund assets may soon surpass total official foreign reserves held by central banks and become the main vehicle for capital investment, a Morgan Stanley economist said on Tuesday.

The investment funds -- large pools of capital controlled by a government and invested in private markets abroad -- altogether control more than $2.8 trillion, but could reach $12 trillion in total assets by 2015, Morgan Stanley managing director Stephen Jen said in a conference call.

"The rate of growth is impressive. We are talking here of about $1 trillion per year in their asset pool, generated mainly by a boom in oil prices and other commodities," he said.

We are continually losing our wealth, and nothing the Fed can do will stop the drainage from the escalating home value decline. The steps that the occupied White House has taken to keep regulations from protecting our wealth has made serious inroads in this country's financial assets. The price of everything, much of it dependent on oil prices, is going up unstintingly, and the executive branch is helpless to stop the crisis it has created.

So Darth is seeking peace? There just are so many reasons this is strange. Something smells not right here, as in so much that the lame duck White House does.

I see the concatenation of several elements about our failed Middle East policies, and I do speculate they are related to the wealth-oriented though failed financial policies of this cabal.

315 days.

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Blogger Mr.Murder said...

Commented as much yesterday on another blog.

Iraq and Iran meet. Iraq announces it's pulling about 200 trillion in American banks deposited from Iraqi oil since we've been there.

We sale off money at a Fed auction to cover this fleeing capital, the same OPEC and oil interests, all of them client states to us or our sponsor state China, buy up our banks.

Then we let them boost the price of oil to pay for their buying our banks, bend over, and say "Thank you sir, may I have another?"

3:10 AM  
Blogger Mr.Murder said...

200 billion*

3:11 AM  
Blogger Arabella Trefoil said...

Excellent analysis. I'm going to send the link along to my friends. Mr. Murder has a gift for connecting the dots.

Plus, the title is excellent.


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