This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- In historic shift, Mahmoud Abbas gives up 'right of return' for Palestinians
- Arab public opinion turns dramatically against Iran
- New charges put Barclays at center of climate change financial scam
- Global warming unchanged since 1997
In historic shift, Mahmoud Abbas gives up 'right of return' for Palestinians
In an interview on Israeli television, Palestinian Authority leader
Mahmoud Abbas effectively gave up the "right of return" in
negotiations with Israel on a Palestinian state. During the 1948
war between Jews and Arabs, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians
fled their homes in what is now Israel, and many of their descendants
still live in refugee camps in countries in the region. The "right
of return" is a demand that all of these refugees should be allowed
to return to their ancestral homes, and this has been a constant
but unrealistic demand in all negotiations.
was asked about his birthplace, Safed, now a town in northern
Israel. He said: "I am a refugee but I am living in Ramallah. I believe
that the West Bank and Gaza is Palestine. And the other parts is
Israel. I want to see Safed. It is my right to see it but not to
By saying that it is no longer his right to live in Safed, he's
essentially conceding that the right of return is unrealistic.
However, a number of other Arab leaders decried Abbas' statement.
Gaza's Hamas ruler Ismail Haniyeh said: "It is not possible for any person, regardless of who
he is ... to give up a hand's width of this Palestinian land, or
to give up the right of return to our homes from which we were
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said:
"Abbas’s statements where he considered that Palestine
is just the occupied territories in 1967 are unpatriotic
statements and means cancelation for the 'right of return.' These
statements reflect Abbas’s culture and will never reflect the
stand of the Palestinian nation."
As we explained in "24-Oct-12 World View -- Qatar breaks Gaza blockade and replaces Iran as Hamas's benefactor" recently, Hamas is displacing the Palestinian
Authority as the most important representatives of the Palestinians in
the Arab world. BBC and
Arab public opinion turns dramatically against Iran
When analyzing current events from the point of view of Generational
Dynamics, I'm less interested in what politicians say than in what
generations of people think, as it's the latter that will determine
events. Particularly important to note is a dramatic change in public
opinion, when it occurs, because it could portend a war or other
change in public policies.
A Cairo conference last week, widely covered in Arab television
and print media, examined the "Iranian Agenda in the Arab World."
In the past, most Arab public opinion was sympathetic to Iran,
perceiving it as a victim of the "Great Satan" (United States)
But this sympathy for Iran has entirely vanished in the Arab world, as
a result of Iran's support of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, and
his regime of torture and extermination of innocent Arab women and
children. The general view in the Arab world is that there is
no excuse whatsoever to support al-Assad, and such support couldn
not even be justified if it served the purpose of resisting Israeli
The conference concluded that Iran and Israel are two faces
of the same coin:
- They're both occupying Arab lands.
- They both humiliate Palestinians.
- They both violate all kinds of international laws.
- They both use espionage and spies to destabilize Arab
- Both countries operate with a Mafioso mentality in the
- Neither is interested in the prosperity of the region.
- They both strongly oppose any comprehensive and just peace, and
play hard to prevent it.
Currently Iran occupies islands that belong to the UAE, claims that
Bahrain in its entirety is an Iranian province that must be taken
back, uses its arms and militias as proxies in Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain,
Palestine, Kuwait, Syria and other countries, divides Arab societies
on sectarian faults and inflames sectarian sentiments.
This is a good time to repeat my expectation that in the coming Clash
of Civilizations world war, Iran will be allied with India, Israel,
Russia, and the West, while the Sunni Arab countries will be allied
with Pakistan and China. Journal of Turkish Weekly
New charges put Barclays at center of climate change financial scam
A couple of days ago I posted "30-Oct-12 World View -- Banksters desperately seek to save Europe's carbon trading system", relating the "climate change"
financial scam to manipulation of Libor by Barclays Bank. The article
focused on the plan by Barclays bankster Louis Redshaw to create
hundreds of trillions of dollars in carbon trade derivative
securities, and use them to make more money than Barclays was making
with interest rate swaps, which Barclays was manipulating by
manipulating the Libor rate in the 2005-2008 time period.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed
fining Barclays $470 million for a different scam: During the years
2006-2008, Barclays was manipulating the prices of electricity in
California. They would take a daily loss on the trading of physical
electricity in the California markets, but make a lot more money in
"financial swaps" -- synthetic securities that were also tied to the
prices of electricity. So they used two fraudulent transactions to
bet against themselves. They would lose a little money by "crapping
on" physical electricity trades, and they would make a lot more money
by collecting on the synthetic security trades.
The Barclays traders were veterans of Mirant, one of the companies
involved with the Enron scandal that was fined hundreds of millions of
dollars for manipulating power prices in the California power crisis
So now we have the following:
- Barclays was manipulating Libor in 2007 to make money on
interest rate swaps.
- Barclays was manipulating energy prices in 2007 to make money on
financial swaps related to energy.
- Barclays wanted to make money in 2007 by selling financial swaps
related to carbon trading (which could also have been related to their
manipulation of energy prices)
So Barclays Bank apparently was at the center of the whole "climate
change" financial scam. Undoubtedly scammers like Al Gore were poised
to make millions if they could get this trading scheme off the ground.
The one thing that the scam needed most of all was United States
passage of the "cap and trade" law that would pour billions of dollars
into the banksters' scheme. In 2007, the climate change scammers were
absolutely furious at President Bush, and were screaming at the tops
of their lungs about how he was sabotaging the world and humanity for
not backing the law. But what they were really furious about is that
he was sabotaging their million dollar commissions and bonuses. In
reality, the climate change scammers couldn't have cared less if some
South Pacific islanders drowned; in fact, they'd welcome it, because
killing off a few islanders would only make them more money.
I think that this is potentially a very big international news story,
but no one in the media is going to investigate these allegations
because the climate change myth and Al Gore have achieved god-like
status, and I certainly don't have the resources or contacts to
investigate it in depth myself, as much as I'd like to. Reuters and U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (PDF) and FT Alphaville and Reuters
Global warming unchanged since 1997
There has been no net global warming in the last 16 years and, in
fact, the global temperature today is the same as it was in 1997.
Climate change scammers always talk about how the Arctic is getting
warmer, but they ignore the Antarctic, which has been setting records
for coldness and sea ice. Basically, the climate change scammers and
the mainstream media are lying about scientific data, by purposely
omitting the Antarctic from their claims. Daily Mail and Forbes
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