The herculean task of outdoing Obama’s recent killing of a very dead man while NATO is unable to whack a live one leaves no end in sight for mainstream’s hand-wringing Newz. Hollywood taught the world to cheer the underdog so now that the body count exceeds anything some tinpot dictator could have concoted, London and Paris are at their wit’s end to refresh the lipstick on their pig without Silvio Berlusconi’s expertise.
Saturating Libya with the cancer inducing stuff from charged particles in NATO bullets was predicted in these pages long ago and they’re only now coming to grips with that reality in the bootleg of Europe. France is next in line for a dowsing and if the winds change abruptly, hasta la vista Crete and the Greek mainland. Considering that the Libyan adventure started life as a faux-humanitarian rescue, there should be no doubt where they ought to be bombing next for gross mistreatment of civilian populations.
Our taxes paid for a dozen navies, state-of-the-art aircraft carriers and fighter jets galore but those political imbeciles still got it wrong. Now, the gang that can’t shoot straight decided to hire hitmen who guarantee they’ll slot Gaddafi one day soon but it may take time, at the usual rate. Sarkozy and Cameron might grin and bear it but Berlusconi can’t possibly, radiation on the Italian breeze and his Catholic contraception training reminded him that he should be pulling out of this rut in the nick of time.
Some of the best reports on the armed heist gone wrong are available at 21st Century Wire. Not only are ‘we’ after Libya’s oil and gold reserves, the quasi-war serves as an excellent distraction from the paper robberies on the homefront, it’s accomplished in unison by the same perpetrators of this evil expedition. The pension funds have been stealthily raided and everyone’s future is firmly in hock for the sake of political hubris.
Over at Zerohedge, they’re busy untangling the anomalies in the ether-zone making up the majority of fraud in high frequency trading that skews world markets. Will the powers that be orchestrate another Flash Crash to scare the hell out of the politicians and keep a lid on things for just a little while longer? It’s a highly likely scenario but at least some people have searing questions for our overpaid, captured regulators;
“Our friends at Themis Trading have put together another quite fascinating white paper which makes a disturbing observation: on an intraday basis, the widely watched market gauge indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Avereage, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq and the Russell 1000, are based on less than 30% of all shares traded, therefore conveying incomplete trading data. The reason, which is intuitively known by all who follow the increasingly more fragmented and more compartmentalized into dark pools and other various ATS venues, market topology is that as Themis says: “the market has become increasingly dominated by trading volume from arbitraging index, ETF, and other derivative movements versus the underlying equities….”