December 18, 2012


Filed under: news — jaspar @ 6:58 am





12 18 12 Superpower Death Watch







[World Tyrant]

Terrorists, Including Leader of So-Called al-Mujahideen Battalion, Killed, Gunmen Gatherings Destroyed










Damascus Governorate…is one of the 14 governorates (provinces) of Syria and consists of *only* the city of Damascus and the suburb of Yarmouk.






[ Rif Dimashq Governorate…”Governorate of the Countryside of Damascus”…is one of the 14 governates of Syria.

The Governorate completely surrounds the city-governorate of Damascus, which is home to the administrative headquarters of Rif Dimashq.







1. Military units on Monday killed several terrorists and seized their weapons during an operation carried out against their gatherings in al-Dhyabiyeh town in Damascus countryside.


An official source told SANA reporter that leader of the so-called al-Mujahideen Battalion, Ghassab al-Manzouri, nicknamed al-Zarkawi, was killed during the operation, in addition to three other terrorists.


2. The army eliminated scores of terrorists and seized their weapons in Hijjera.


An official source told SANA reporter that terrorists Omar al-Lwisi, Burhan Abu Aysha and Ahmad Qarqoush were identified among the dead.


The source added that a factory for making IEDs and missiles was also destroyed in the area.


3. In al-Akshak in Hijjera, an army unit clashed with and killed a number of terrorists and destroyed a Mortar, the source said.


4. Another army unit eliminated a number of terrorists in Erbeen town, Damascus countryside, and destroyed their vehicles.


An official source told SANA reporter that four terrorists, who were perpetrating killing, sabotaging and looting acts, were killed in Ghber yard in the town.


5. The Armed Forces destroyed a warehouse for weapons and ammunition used by the terrorists in their attacks and crimes in al-Huseinyeh in Damascus Countryside.


An official source told SANA reporter that a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun was also destroyed and the terrorists in it were killed.


6. The source added that several terrorists’ hideouts in the areas were destroyed.












1. Military units destroyed two terrorists’ gatherings near al-Samaalil and Burj Qai towns in Homs countryside last night, inflicting heavy losses upon them.


An official source informed SANA reporter that a mortar launcher, used in attacking citizens and law enforcement members was destroyed in addition to a DShK machinegun and a big amount of ammunition.


He added that several terrorists were killed and others were injured during the operation.


The bodies of the terrorists Mounir Harmoush, Wissam Saour and Zahi Bakkar were identified among the dead.


2. In a relevant context, authorities seized 200 explosive devices loaded in a bus in Homs city.


An official source told SANA reporter that each device weighs a kilo and stuffed with high explosives…




See:  Dec 17, 2012











The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble


©  by Paul Craig Roberts







Last June 5 in “Collapse At Hand”





I pointed out that according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s fourth quarter report for 2011, about 95% of the $230 *trillion* in US derivative exposure was held by *four* US financial institutions: JP Morgan Chase Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, and Goldman Sachs.


Prior to financial deregulation, essentially the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and the non-regulation of derivatives  –a joint achievement of the Clinton administration and the Republican Party– Chase, Bank of America, and Citibank were commercial banks that took depositors’ deposits and made loans to businesses and consumers and purchased Treasury bonds with any extra reserves.


With the repeal of Glass-Steagall these honest commercial banks became gambling casinos, like the investment bank, Goldman Sachs, betting not only their own money but also depositors money on *uncovered* bets on interest rates, currency exchange rates, mortgages, and prices of commodities and equities.


These bets soon exceeded many times not only US GDP but world GDP.  Indeed, the gambling bets of JP Morgan Chase Bank alone are equal to world Gross Domestic Product.


According to the first quarter 2012 report from the Comptroller of the Currency, total derivative exposure of US banks has fallen insignificantly from the previous quarter to $227 trillion.


The exposure of the 4 US banks accounts for almost all of the exposure and is *many* multiples of their assets or of their risk capital.


The Derivatives Tsunami is the result of the handful of fools and corrupt public officials who deregulated the US financial system. 


Today merely four US banks have derivative exposure equal to 3.3 times *world* Gross Domestic Product. When I was a US Treasury official, such a possibility would have been considered beyond science fiction.


[ There’s more ! ]






See:  December 17, 2012









The fiscal cliff explained: what to know about the biggest story in Washington


Tuesday 27 November 2012 11.37 EST












Spring’s  S__P__R__U__N__G__!


[Puppet] Libya closes borders with 4 neighbors







According to [puppet] Libya’s official news agency, LANA, the assembly [the General National Congress] issued a decree on Sunday ordering the “temporary closure of the land borders with Chad, Niger, Sudan and Algeria pending new regulations” on the passage of people and goods.

The decree added that, “The provinces of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra are considered as *closed military zones to be ruled under emergency law.*”


Assembly member Suad Ganur who represents the city of Sebha said that the measure is taken in reaction to an “upsurge in violence and drug trafficking, and the presence of *armed groups* that act with complete impunity,” as well as illegal immigrants.


The decree also enables the [puppet] Libyan Defense Ministry to choose a military governor tasked with detaining fugitives and arresting and deporting illegal immigrants.






See:  Monday, 17 December 2012 08:58












Spring’s  S__P__R__U__N__G__!


Tunisian president heckled on Arab Spring anniversary







Exactly two years after a harassed young fruit vendor in the provincial Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid set himself alight in frustration, sparking what has come to be known as the Arab Spring, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki was heckled on Monday during a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the best-known martyr of Tunisia’s revolution.


“You came a year ago and you promised things would change in six months, but nothing has changed,” shouted one protester.


“We do not want you here,” added another.


In towns such as Sidi Bouzid, miles away from the more prosperous coastal regions, anger has been mounting


due to the lack of jobs as well as


the sort of *police arrogance and official intimidation* that led Bouazizi to his fiery grave.


The outrage was evident during Monday’s second anniversary commemorations, when protesters stormed the town square as the president was delivering a commemoration address, screaming “Get out! Get out!”

the *same cry* demonstrators employed during the uprising against Ben Ali.






See:  Latest update: 17/12/2012









America died

AUGUST 6, 1945

while giving birth to


which immediately began writing –in blood– its


Asterisks indicate my emphasis.

[World Tyrant]

Terrorists, Including Leader of So-Called al-Mujahideen Battalion, Killed, Gunmen Gatherings Destroyed  –  The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble / ©  by Paul Craig Roberts  –  Spring’s  S__P__R__U__N__G__! / [Puppet] Libya closes borders with 4 neighbors  –  Spring’s  S__P__R__U__N__G__! / Tunisian president heckled on Arab Spring anniversary






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