The Saker Mourns: "What Happened To The West I Was Born In?" 27/03/18


Frankly, I am awed, amazed and even embarrassed. I was born in Switzerland, lived most of my life there, I also visited most of Europe, and I lived in the USA for over 20 years.

Yet in my worst nightmares I could not have imagined the West sinking as low as it does now. I mean, yes, I know about the false flags, the corruption, the colonial wars, the NATO lies, the abject subservience of East Europeans, etc. I wrote about all that many times. But imperfect as they were, and that is putting it mildly, I remember Helmut Schmidt, Maggie Thatcher, Reagan, Mitterrand, even Chirac! And I remember what the Canard Enchaîné used to be, or even the BBC. During the Cold War the West was hardly a knight in white shining armor, but still – rule of law did matter, as did at least some degree of critical thinking.

I am now deeply embarrassed for the West. And very, very afraid.

All I see today is a submissive herd lead by true, bona fide, psychopaths (in a clinical sense of the word)

And that is not the worst thing.

The worst thing is the deafening silence, the way everybody just looks away, pretends like “ain’t my business” or, worse, actually takes all this grotesque spectacle seriously. What the fuck is wrong with you people?! Have you all been turned into zombies?! WAKE UP!!!!!!!

Let me carefully measure my words here and tell you the blunt truth.

Since the Neocon coup against Trump the West is now on exactly the same course as Nazi Germany was in, roughly, the mid 1930s.

Oh sure, the ideology is different, the designated scapegoat also. But the mindset is *exactly the same.

Same causes produce the same effects. But this time around, there are weapons on both sides which make the Dresden Holocaust looks like a minor spark.

So now we have this touching display of “western solidarity” not with UK or the British people, but with the City of London. Now ain’t that touching?!

Let me ask you this: what has been the central feature of Britain’s policies towards Europe, oh, let’s say since the Middle-Ages?

That’s right: starting wars in Europe.

And this time around you think it’s different?

Does: “the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior” somehow not apply to the UK?!

Let me also tell you this: when Napoleon and Hitler attacked Russia she was undergoing deep crises and was objectively weak (really! research it for yourself!). In both cases Russian society was deeply torn by internal contradictions and the time for attack as ideal.

Not today.

So I ask this simple question: do you really want to go to war against a fully united nuclear Russia?

You think that this is hyperbole?

Think again.

The truth is that the situation today is infinitely worse than the Cuban missile crisis. First, during the Cuban missile crisis there were rational people on both side. Today there is NOT ONE SINGLE RATIONAL PERSON LEFT IN A POSITION OF POWER IN THE USA. Not ONE! Second, during the Cuban missile crisis all the new was reporting on was the crisis, the entire planet felt like we were standing at the edge of the abyss.

Today nobody seems to be aware that we are about to go to war, possibly a thermonuclear war, where casualties will be counted in the hundreds of millions.

All because of what?

Because the people of the West have accepted, or don’t even know, that they are ruled by an ugly gang of ignorant, arrogant psychopaths.

At the very least this situation shows this:

  • Representative democracy does not work.

  • The rule of law only applies to the weak and poor.

  • Western values have now been reduced to a sad joke.

  • Capitalism needs war and a world hegemony to survive.

The AngloZionist Empire is about to collapse, the only open question is how and at what cost.

Right now they are expelling Russian diplomats en masse and they are feeling very strong and manly. Polish and Ukrainian politicians are undergoing a truly historical surge in courage and self-confidence! (hiding, as they do, behind Anglo firepower)

The truth is that this is only the tip of a much bigger iceberg. In reality, crucial expert-level consultations, which are so vitally important between nuclear superpowers, have all but stopped a long time ago. We are down to top level telephone calls. That kind of stuff happens when two sides are about to go to war. For many months now Russia and NATO have made preparations for war in Europe. And Russia is ready. NATO sure ain’t! Oh, they have the numbers and they think they are strong. The truth is that these NATO midgets have no idea of what is about to hit them, when the Russians go to war these NATO statelets won’t even understand what is happening to them. Very rapidly the real action will be left to the USA and Russia. Thus any conflict will go nuclear very fast. And, for the first time in history, the USA will be hit very, very hard, not only in Europe, the Middle-East or Asia, but also on the continental US.

I was born in a Russian military family and I studied Russian and Soviet military affairs all my life. I can absolutely promise you this, please don’t doubt it for one second: Russia will not back down and, if cornered, she will wipe out your entire civilization. The Russians really don’t want war, they fear it (as they should!) and they will do everything to avoid it. But if attacked then expect a response of absolutely devastating violence. Don’t take it from me, take it from Putin who clearly said so himself and who, at least on that issue, is supported by about 95% of the population. From the Eastern Crusades to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, enough is enough, and the Russians will not take one more western attack, especially not one backed by nuclear firepower. Again, please ponder Putin’s words very, very carefully: “what need would we have a world if there is no Russia?“

All that for what? The USA and Russia have NO objective reasons to do anything but to collaborate (the Russians are absolutely baffled the fact the leaders of the USA seem to be completely oblivious to this simple fact). Okay, the City of London does have a lot of reasons to want Russia gone and silent. As Gavin Williamson, the little soy-boy in charge of UK “defense”, so elegantly put it, Russia should “go away and shut up”. Right. Let me tell you – it ain’t happening! Britannia will be turned into a heap of radioactive ashes long before Russian goes away or shuts up. That is simply a fact.

I don’t get it and nobody in Russia does.

Yeah, I know, all they did is expel some diplomats. And the Russians will do the same. So what? But that’s missing the point!


You can get 200,000 anti–gun (sigh, rolleyes) protesters in DC but NOBODY AT ALL ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR?!

What is wrong with you people?!

What happened to the West where I was born in in 1963?

My God, is this really the end of it all?

Am I the only one who sees this slow-motion train-wreck taking us all over the precipice?

If you can, please give a reason to still hope.

Right now I don’t see many.

The Saker

PS: yes, I know. The rules of the blog prohibit CAPS as this is considered shouting. Okay, but this time around I AM TRYING TO SHOUT! So, for this one time only, feel free to use caps if you want. The world badly needs some shouting right now, even virtual shouting.


By Tyler Durden

Tue, 03/27/2018

Via The Saker.

'This Beast,( i.e an ECONOMIC CRASH) Will Not Just Roll Over And Go Away Quietly Into The Night' Expert Warns!'

March 17, 2017

'If You're Not Prepared, You Will Feel The Full Brunt Of The Pain To Come'

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

In the first of two stories that the Drudge Report linked to on Friday out of Venezuela we learn that the collapsing nation has a bread shortage and the government of Venezuela has decided that bakers are the problem. Responding to that perception by detaining bakers and seizing baking establishments, the bakers are being looked at by government as 'part of a broad economic war aimed at destabilizing the country'. 

Claiming that the bakers were selling underweight bread and using price-regulated flour to illegally bake items such as sweet rolls and croissants, we see in their story another scathing indictment of socialism, where looting and chaos continue and the arms of government power blame the little guy for the mess they're in instead of the disastrously failed system.

The 2nd story Drudge linked to from Yahoo News continues the 'bread war' theme in Venezuela, reporting the illegal brownies and pastries being made by the obviously 'anarchistic bakers' required the soldiers and military to raid the more than 700 bakeries around the capital of Venezuela this week, enforcing a rule that required 90% of wheat to be destined to bread rather than pastries and cakes.

This March 7th story from The Hill reports Venezuela is once again a world leader though not for their soccer teams or 'miss universe' winners nor oil revenues but as the true global leader in violence. Shootings, stabbings, grenades, bombs tear gas, kidnappings, gang violence, extortion, you name it obviously goes hand in hand with hunger.

This March 15th story from Town Hall reports even soldiers are eating from the trash in 'socialist utopia Venezuela'. If you think that's 'fake news', you can see people in Venezuela doing it in the final video below. One doctor described the medical system in Venezuela as 'something out of the 19th century' as it, too, is in a total state of collapse.

And while Venezuela turns to cannibalism and continues to turn more dark, draconian and totalitarian every day while the people there are literally starving to death, we get more and more signs nearly every day here in America that we may not be too far behind them. And there but for the Grace of God go we. 

As Michael Snyder reported in his Economic Collapse Blog back on March 7th, most Americans aren't paying attention to what is happening now in Venezuela and Brazil and many who aren't couldn't believe such a thing could ever happen here. Yet, as Snyder reports, the signs are all around us. Telling us that in 2016, more than 70% of the population of Venezuela lost weight due to the severe lack of food there, only a few years ago both economies were doing well with Venezuela looked at as one of the bright shining stars of socialism. Yet now, people are so hungry in Venezuela that some of them are actually slaughtering and eating cats, dogs, pigeons and zoo animals. From Snyder:

I keep telling people that this is coming to America, but a lot of people out there don’t want to believe me.

But it is most certainly coming.

Thanks to chronically empty store shelves and severe food shortages, people in Venezuela are losing weight at an astounding pace. In the United States it would be a good thing if much of the population lost this much weight, but in Venezuela it definitely is not…

The global economy is more interconnected than ever before, and pain that starts in one region can rapidly spread to others.

The biggest debt bubble that the world has ever seen is starting to burst, and over the coming years we are going to see financial pain on a scale that would be unimaginable to most of us at this moment.

But even now there are those that would suggest that this colossal debt bubble can continue growing much faster than global GDP indefinitely, and this sort of exceedingly reckless optimism is leading many astray.

The signs include the debt ceiling deadline passing on March 15th, after which Snyder warned 'the biggest test of Donald Trump's presidency begins'. As we reported on ANP back on February 27th, according to former Ronald Reagan Budget Director David Stockman, America faces a day of reckoning ahead that would begin with the March 15th debt ceiling and could lead everything to a grinding halt by summer time. Stockman told Greg Hunter in their recent interview that a fiscal bloodbath was coming and there was little to nothing that President Trump would be able to do stop it. 

As Snyder also recently reported, the Federal Reserve is setting up Trump for a recession, a housing crisis and a stock market crash. This new story from Zero Hedge reports that the 'deep state' is now USING the Federal reserve as 'their weapon of choice' against President Trump and as Snyder warns us, the Fed holds more power over the economy than anyone, even Trump! 

Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.

Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed.

The Federal Reserve is currently setting the stage for a recession, a new housing crisis and a stock market crash, and if those things happen unfortunately it will be Donald Trump that will primarily get the blame.

Photo credit GrrrGraphics and Ben Garrison

As Mac Slavo reported over at SHTFPlan back on March 15th, America also faces a future pension crisis that Slavo warns "is bound to be the death of us all" and is ready to "bring hell to America". The national debt clock keeps on ticking at nearly $20 trillion and according to the International Monetary Fund, the 'global debt bomb' stands at an all time high of at least $152 trillion dollars, $21,714 for every man, woman and child upon this Earth, and ready to explode. As Bloomberg recently reported, that amount is 'alarmingly high'...but is it contagious

And as we learn from Karl Denninger in the 2nd video below, 'this beast will not just roll over and go away quietly into the night'. Denninger warns the collapse of the entire system may be ahead and it may be tied to the disastrous thing that is 'Obamacare'. A collapse is coming. This is a mathematical certainty. If you’re not prepared for living independent of the system, at least in part, then you will feel the full brunt of the pain to come. In the first video below, videographer Realist News talks with us about what Denninger's warning means to us. 

That we are here now in America and elsewhere around the world with healthy food in our stomach's every day, we truly are grateful. For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

TERRIFYING: Paul Craig Roberts – We Are Witnessing The Final Enslavement Of Humanity


Former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, just warned we are now witnessing the final enslavement of humanity.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts:  “Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek “leftwing” government into a pawn of Germany’s banks, Germany now finds the IMF in the way of its plan to loot Greece into oblivion.

The IMF’s rules prevent the organization from lending to countries that cannot repay the loan. The IMF has concluded on the basis of facts and analysis that Greece cannot repay. Therefore, the IMF is unwilling to lend Greece the money with which to repay the private banks…

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The IMF says that Greece’s creditors, many of whom are not creditors but simply bought up Greek debt at a cheap price in hopes of profiting, must write off some of the Greek debt in order to lower the debt to an amount that the Greek economy can service.

Only A Few Robber Barons Will Be Left But Many Serfs

The banks don’t want Greece to be able to service its debt, because the banks intend to use Greece’s inability to service the debt in order to loot Greece of its assets and resources and in order to roll back the social safety net put in place during the 20th century. Neoliberalism intends to reestablish feudalism—a few robber barons and many serfs: the One Percent and the 99 percent.

The way Germany sees it, the IMF is supposed to lend Greece the money with which to repay the private German banks. Then the IMF is to be repaid by forcing Greece to reduce or abolish old age pensions, reduce public services and employment, and use the revenues saved to repay the IMF.

As these amounts will be insufficient, additional austerity measures are imposed that require Greece to sell its national assets, such as public water companies and ports and protected Greek islands to foreign investors, principally the banks themselves or their major clients.

So far the so-called “creditors” have only pledged to some form of debt relief, not yet decided, beginning in 2 years. By then the younger part of the Greek population will have emigrated and will have been replaced by immigrants fleeing Washington’s Middle Eastern and African wars who will have loaded up Greece’s unfunded welfare system.

In other words, Greece is being destroyed by the EU that it so foolishly joined and trusted. The same thing is happening to Portugal and is also underway in Spain and Italy. The looting has already devoured Ireland and Latvia (and a number of Latin American countries) and is underway in Ukraine.

The current newspaper headlines reporting an agreement being reached between the IMF and Germany about writing down the Greek debt to a level that could be serviced are false. No “creditor” has yet agreed to write off one cent of the debt. All that the IMF has been given by so-called “creditors” is unspecific “pledges” of an unspecified amount of debt writedown two years from now.

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The newspaper headlines are nothing but fluff that provide cover for the IMF to succumb to pressure and violate its own rules. The cover lets the IMF say that a (future unspecified) debt writedown will enable Greece to service the remainder of its debt and, therefore, the IMF can lend Greece the money to pay the private banks.

IMF & Mainstream Media Playing Their Roles In The Enslavement
In other words, the IMF is now another lawless Western institution whose charter means no more than the US Constitution or the word of the US government in Washington.

The media persists in calling the looting of Greece a “bailout.” To call the looting of a country and its people a “bailout” is Orwellian. The brainwashing is so successful that even the media and politicians of looted Greece call the financial imperialism that Greece is suffering a “bailout.”



18/04/16 SOURCE:-(

Economic Collapse Is Only the First of Seven Steps on the Way to Total Subjugation

Secret banker/government  meetings, UWEX 16 Civil War drills, the growth of foreign troops on American soil, do not represent the end game of the criminal elite. the stealing of the election from Trump is not an end game, it is a big step towards the criminal elite’s final goal which is a 90% population reduction in humanity.

The criminal elite are panicked over what the Trump movement has brought to the forefront. Millions of previous unaware Americans are learning how evil is the system of governance that they have been living under truly is and they are angry beyond belief. This has forced the hand of the criminal elite and they are accelerating their timetable of total subjugation.

A New Age of Genocide Is Being Unveiled

Move over, Mao, Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot, there is a new extermination king in town. It is called Agenda 2030.

In the Agenda 2030 conference previously held in Paris is being guided by 17 goals which contains targets that will forever alter humanity and change the planet forever. Of particular concern is goal #12, as it is the conduit from which the globalist depopulation agenda will be ushered in.

  • Agenda 2030 Goal #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
    Following the planned economic collapse, Agenda 2030 will enforce the most brutal austerity programs ever conceived of, or ever enforced.  Just as it was in the Hunger Games movie, all food, water and medicine will be rationed. Inhabitants will be forced to take the Mark of the Best, the dreaded but largely unknown RFID chip. We are already witnessing the birth of a cashless society. Soon, cash will be banned. Automation will bring promises of unlimited food production. The public will be sold on the widespread use of robots to achieve this goal. It will be a ruse. The goal is to replace human workers with robots. The globalists will horde the food in order to help wipe out the ‘useless eaters’ through starvation. Then the population will be forced into a devastating World War III. Subsequently, Ted Turner and the other globalists will be able to achieve their goals of reducing the world’s population to a low of 500,000,000.

Predictive Programming of Man’s Demise

From the early 1960’s, the TV show, The Twilight Zone predicted the obsolescence of mankind through automation.

It is chilling that a TV show from over 5o years ago predicted the time and events that we are now living in.

Humans Are the Excess Inventory of the World

What do business owners do with their excess inventory? They at first try to get rid of the product by selling at a reduced price and when that fails, they simply destroy the inventory. The latter is the fate that awaits the American people and ultimately the human race. Soon, humanity will no longer be needed because humanity has become the newest form of excess inventory. Over 90% of us will soon be obsolete.

Soft Kill Methods

Fluoride, aluminum from chemtrails and specific vaccines, artificial sweeteners, dangerous drugs (VIOXX) have constituted some of the passive means of depopulation. Humanity’s very existence is under assault. Why? Because the majority of humans are no longer needed as a species. One of the popular sayings in our society in regard to how many things causes cancer is to dismiss the danger as “everything causes cancer”. And of course, anybody that writes about our toxic environment, dangerous GMO food supply and tainted drinking water is a conspiracy theorist unless they work for the EPA and are preparing to steal your land. As devastating as the soft kill methods that we have been forced to endure are, these methods pale in comparison as to what lies ahead.

Take the Globalists At Their Word

The words of Henry Kissinger tells humanity what lies ahead.


On this point, Kissinger has a lot of company as depopulation has been the order of the day for quite some time among the globalists.

The above used to be just words, now they form the philosophy of the Fabian Socialists that are running the planet. Through Agenda 2030 and Goal #12, their words are fast becoming reality.

Why Humans Are No Longer Needed

The bulk of humanity has become expendable. We were good to the elite when they could exploit our labor and enjoy the fruits of humanity’s talents.

One-third of jobs now performed by humans will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025, according to a prediction by information technology research and advisory firm, Gartner. Some estimate that by 2050, 75% of all jobs will be eliminated by automation. This prediction reflects the evolution of robot capability, said Ryan Calo, a professor at University of Washington School of Law with an expertise in robotics.

Robotic abilities are quickly surpassing human ability. Robots do not require food, health benefits nor do they require a minimum wage. The use of robotics in replacing humans will only continue to expand, according to Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google. Kurzweil anticipates that by 2029 robots will have reached human levels of intelligence and functionality. Many experts predict that these robots will put people out of work and this is exactly what we are finding.

Automation has  lessened the need for human capital. In short, we have become excess inventory and must be disposed of.

For many who cover the misdeeds of the criminal elite, we know at the root of this struggle is the need for the elite to eliminate 90% of all humanity before humanity realizes the true nature of the coming agenda and rises up to oppose this tyranny.  In order to accomplish this, the elite need to move from passive soft kill to hard kill methods and they need to do so very quickly. In order to accomplish this agenda, complete political control must be realized.

The former beacon of freedom to the world, the United States must be obliterated along with any notion of individual liberties.

The Final Solution

There will become a bifurcation point where soft kill methods, and diluting the native population through massive immigration will not be enough to ensure total dictatorial control over the planet by the globalists because its methods of replacement are not expeditious enough. That is when soft kill will need to become the Final Solution of hard kill.

In history, the pattern is always the same: 

Step One

Perpetrate an economic collapse that will put millions of desperate people on the street


Step Two

Combine the economic collapse with the creation of a false flag series of events which necessitates the need for martial law and extreme measures of subjugation.

It would appear that a mass casualty event is in the works.



Step Three

Cordon people off for their own protection

Step Four

Exploit whatever free labor can be extracted from this doomed group while they are being protected

Step Five

Systematically exterminate the undesirable group as a move to promote national unity against a contrived common enemy (e.g. Christians)


 Step Six

World War III will evolve out of the turmoil as was the case with World War II-Serfdom will re-emerge


Step Seven

This is when global depopulation will begin in earnest. When the smoke clears and  the bulk of humanity has been buried, the New World Order will truly be born.

These seven steps are all supported by past history. What makes Americans think that we are immune to established historical precedent?

Sometimes it is good to be reminded of who we are fighting and what their Agenda (2030) consists of

‘Financial Armageddon’ approaches

as 247 trillion in global derivatives

debt now on the verge of



The United States – along with the rest of the world – is increasingly threatened by a potential ‘financial Armageddon’ which will be triggered by the burst of the $550 trillion global derivatives( bubble.


You may have heard the term ‘derivatives’ before, but if you’re like most of us you probably don’t know exactly what it means.

I’ll quote some of the experts on derivatives trading and what makes it so dangerous. However, for the uninitiated, the simplest definition of the term is ‘legalized gambling.’

From Michael Snyder of

“Those that are engaged in derivatives trading are simply betting that something either will or will not happen in the future. Derivatives played a critical role in the financial crisis of 2008, and I am fully convinced that they will take on a starring role in this new financial crisis.”

Here’s a slightly more detailed definition from

“A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is a contract between two or more parties based upon the asset or assets. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds,commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes.”


The global casino

As with all forms of gambling, derivatives trading carries a certain amount of risk.

The scary part is that we are all exposed to the enormous derivative risks that the biggest U.S. banks have become entangled in, despite assurances to the contrary:

“Overall, the biggest U.S. banks collectively have more than 247 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives contracts. That is an amount of money that is more than 13 times the size of the U.S. national debt, and it is a ticking time bomb that could set off financial Armageddon at any moment. Globally, the notional value of all outstanding derivatives contracts is a staggering 552.9 trillion dollars according to the Bank for International Settlements. The bankers assure us that these financial instruments are far less risky than they sound, and that they have spread the risk around enough so that there is no way they could bring the entire system down.”

But as Snyder points out, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk, no matter how much you spread it around. And when the global derivatives bubble finally bursts, it won’t be pretty.

Way back in 2002, Warren Buffet( foresaw the danger of the expanding derivatives marketplace. From a letter he wrote to a group of shareholders:

“The derivatives genie is now well out of the bottle, and these instruments will almost certainly multiply in variety and number until some event makes their toxicity clear. Central banks and governments have so far found no effective way to control, or even monitor, the risks posed by these contracts. In my view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal.”

What does it really mean?

So what happens when the derivatives Armageddon takes place? And what will it mean for the average American?

What it could mean is that you will not be able to withdraw your own money from the bank. As a bank depositor, you are considered an ‘unsecured creditor.’ If the derivatives market implodes, there is simply not enough money in the banks to cover the debt, and derivative claims have priority over all other claims.

As author and financial critic Ellen Brown warns, your money “is just a loan to the bank, and you must stand in line along with the other creditors in hopes of getting it back.”

You don’t need to grasp all the complexities of derivatives trading to understand that $247 trillion is the very epitome of ‘high-stakes’ gambling. And the money you have in the bank makes you player in the game, too – whether you like it or not.


Perfect Storm of Financial

Collapse and WWIII-Michael


By Greg Hunter’s

Journalist and book author Michael Snyder says the collapse is not an event, but a “process.” Snyder explains, “I believe it is already in the process of coming apart. . . . One fifth of global stock market value is already gone.  That means we only have four fifths left.  At one point this month, $16.5 trillion had been wiped out from global stock markets since mid-2015.  So, this started last year.  We saw oil collapse.  We’ve seen junk bonds collapse.  We’ve seen commodity prices collapse.  The $16.5 trillion I just mentioned is just for stocks, and when you add up the other losses, that’s trillions of dollars more wealth that has been wiped out all over the world.  What we have seen already has been extraordinary, but we are still in the process.  People want to think of it as an event or a single day or a month, but this is a process.”

Snyder also contends, “The Baltic Dry Index dropped below 300 for the first time ever. We did not even see that during the 2008 Great Recession and financial crisis.  I didn’t know the Baltic Dry Index could go that low.  We are seeing exports decline dramatically in South Korea.  New numbers for Japan came out . . . their exports were down 12% year over year.  Exports in China have been falling month, after month, after month.  U.S. exports were down 7% for the last monthly figure we had.  India’s exports are down.  This is happening all over the world. Real economic activity is grinding to a halt.”

Snyder says the problems with some global banks are far worse than in 2008. Snyder says, “The collapse of Deutsche Bank would be a far bigger event than the collapse of Lehman Brothers was back in 2008.  If you are looking for another Lehman Brothers moment with their derivatives exposure . . . and now the biggest bank, in the biggest and most important economy in Europe, is in the process of coming apart.”

On war, Snyder says keep your eyes on the Middle East and Syria. Snyder explains, “Saudi Arabia and Turkey have to give up and cut their losses or they have to go in and do the job themselves.  The Sunni militants, including ISIS, are not getting the job done.  Turkey and Saudi Arabia are seriously considering a ground invasion of Syria.  Are the Russians and Hezbollah and Iran going to stand aside and let them do it?  I say almost certainly not and, in fact, could very easily erupt into WWIII.”

Either way, Snyder thinks we get “global financial collapse” and “World War III” but does not know which one comes first. Snyder says, “We already have the global economy grinding to a halt, but if we get WWIII, that just accelerates things greatly.  It’s the chicken or the egg, whichever comes first, but without a doubt, we are moving into a time described as a perfect storm.”

On precious metals, Snyder says, “I think silver will absolutely skyrocket in the years ahead. We like gold, but absolutely love silver.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Michael Snyder, creator of

(There is much more in the video interview.)

After the Interview: 

Michael Snyder is a prolific writer, and you can view his analysis for free on Snyder also says he will be out with a new book in the coming months.  It’s still untitled, but it’s about how Michael Snyder, who is a Christian lawyer, takes a look at what the Bible says regarding the “Last Days.”




January 31, 2016

'Zombie Ships' Another Sign Of 'Dark And Dangerous' Days Ahead As Shortages Mount - 'The Situation Might Be About To Get A Lot Worse' 


By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

A story over at the Australian Financial Review tells us that 'Zombie ships' are now cluttering ports and coastlines; we're told "they sit there empty, chewing up money, the ships that signal what's happened to global trade". The story over at Ship & Bunker tells us that Allied Shipbroking warns that 1,430 vessels will need to be laid up to restore balance...almost 15% of their current fleet we're told. Seeking Alpha tells us companies may need to consider layoffs after record lows in the Baltic Dry Index while the Canadian Cattlemen tells us commodity shippers are wondering how much lower the floor can go as declining rates are causing some companies to dock their ships while other companies go completely out of business.

The signs we're now seeing everywhere that dark and dangerous days are ahead are outlined below and they include two recent SQAlert's from readers who share with us their own recent 'shortage' experiences that we should all be paying attention to. We also share several recent news report videos that should be enough to convince every American to become a 'prepper'. First, from the Australian Financial Review.:

The shipping industry is facing its worst crisis in living memory, as years of rapid expansion fuelled by cheap debt have coincided with an economic slowdown in China.

"People are struggling to remember an era when it was this difficult. We've gone through what it was like in the 1990s, the 80s and the 70s, so expressions like 'living memory' start to apply," Jeremy Penn, the chief executive of the Baltic Exchange in London, says.

Fears about the global economy have caused the Baltic Dry Index to fall more than 20 per cent in 2016, to its lowest level since records began in 1985. The Baltic Dry, compiled by the exchange, is an indicator of the cost of shipping dry bulk goods such as coal, iron ore and grain and finished goods such as steel. It is renowned for predicting the world's financial fortunes.

"What is damaging shipping is a zombie fleet, which accepts freight at maverick prices just to keep going," Kidwell says. A zombie ship is one that can make some contribution to interest payments on its debts, but has no hope of repaying the capital. The situation might be about to get a lot worse.  

An overlooked story on CNBC a couple days ago told us that in 2016, anywhere between a half-a-million and a million people will lose their food stamps this year as states across the country revert back to a strict 3-month limitation on benefits. With so many Americans now unable to find jobs while many existing companies are closing plants and cutting jobs across the board, how will millions of Americans find food when warnings of widespread food shortages worldwide have already been going out from many different sources?  

As ANP has previously reported, the only thing standing in between civilization and anarchy are 9 meals. As the 1st video below shows us, many Washington DC grocery stores had empty shelves after merely a snowstorm, leaving customers asking what happened to all the food and amazed at how quickly what was in the store was all gone. What happens when economic collapse, war or worse arrive and the chain of instant food and supplies nearly completely dries up? We're clearly heading in that direction and the answer to what may happen then is clear.   

It was aptly pointed out this morning on the website of Steve Quayle that this latest Baltic Dry Index drop coincides with reports coming in across the country of food shortages and empty store shelves as shared in the several SQAlert's republished below. 
Like a slow-moving but unstoppable freight train barreling down upon us that only picks up more and more speed once it gets moving, these alerts help to tell us the story not being told in the mainstream media news.

The new videos below include a look at how drug shortages are forcing some medical doctors into unethical practices; this drug shortage has only just begun, what does this say for what is down the road for us? The 3rd video below looks at the nationwide retail collapse and how all of this is tied together and why Americans should be concerned. 

Steve, I got ready to inform you of the shortages I was seeing at Lowe’s & Home depot, but at first I thought it might be my imagination so decided not too, but after reading your webpage about others I decide to let you know.

Steve, I got ready to inform you of the shortages I was seeing at Lowe’s & Home depot, but at first I thought it might be my imagination so decided not too, but after reading your webpage about others I decided to let you know.

The other day I was looking for a new router and started at Lowe’s, and seeing as they only had two of the more expensive models I went over to Depot to find they only had one of the more expensive models and one disassembled floor model. I started looking around for other items in the tool department, thing you would normally see on display and noticed most of what they did have were of a more expensive line and even those were spread out to make the shelves look full. Now I don’t know if this just happens to be the time of year they change what they stock for spring, but I don’t recall seeing this in the past. As a side note: the grocery shelves are definitely in steep decline, and not just one but all four stores where I shop


Hi Steve, I work at a grocery store, part of a huge chain. Normally, when we are out of an item that is in our flyers, we can write a rain check for the customer to purchase within the month. There have been a few times lately, when we have an item on our flyers, the distributor is totally out of the item and we can't write rain checks as they don't know if we will be able to get that item again. One time last week the actual company (not just the distributor) had no more of this item in stock. So there are shortages up here in Canada too

September 4, 2015

America's Enemies Position Themselves To Make War Against The US - Preparation For Our Invasion And Destruction Escalate Daily

'We Have Been Betrayed Both From Within And From Without As Our Entire Way Of Life, Blessings And Freedoms Are About To Vanish Forever!' Steve Quayle

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

Back on January 12th, 2015, Susan Duclos published a story on ANP in which she asked if visions and prophecies showing the destruction of America at the hands of a foreign invasion were about to come to pass. With recent developments on both our East and West coasts involving Russian and Chinese spy ships and warships trolling our shores, we find it's time to revisit Susan's story and the prophecies and visions of Henry Gruver, Dumitru Duduman, Pastor David Wilkerson and others below, all of whom have warned us America's days are numbered and our sudden destruction may soon be at hand.

The newly released video directly below and screenshot above from a Chinese tech giant show a CGI version of China attacking an American base should tell us what the mainstream media won't, our very way of life is in danger. We have been betrayed. Why would China so publicly release this video while their warships skirt Alaskan shores while Obama was visiting? What are they trying to tell us? The 2nd video below from Professor Doom2 tells us all about this bizarre video. Much more below videos including a January 2015 SQAlert that we can now see coming  to fruition as well as a look at the escalation that we are now witnessing near America's shores. We also learn of another upcoming foreboding September event.

In the next video below, a compilation of news reports from SignsofThyComing, we learn that the Russian spy ship that was recently announced by the Pentagon as being in our territorial waters traveled up and down the entire East coast and its' specialties include deep sea surveillance and 'cable cutting'. We're told that the ships cable cutting ability could possibly be used to cut off communications between our leaders at home and our military overseas. Even Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' spoke of the utmost importance of disrupting an enemies communications.

Are events of the past week more signs that we are now getting closer to the fulfillment of those visions and prophecies or have China and Russia simply determined that they'd like to learn a little bit more about America with their close passes? This next video also tells us that China and Russia have been holding their largest ever joint naval drills and with the Chinese ships seen near Alaska recently now heading home according to Reuters, all of this only weeks before China's President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington and the White House later this month makes for another momentous September event.

A January 2015 SQAlert warned that our GPS systems were being taken over by the Russians and Chinese and that an 'entire pre-invasion plan' was being put into place. Coming from a SQ reader in Texas and a former intel guy, their warnings to us (republished below) have since been confirmed by GPSWorld and previous stories from RT and Gizmodo that warned.:

 China is now one step closer to become the top economic and military superpower in the world: their Beidou geo-positioning system is now fully armed and operational.

Beidou cuts China's dependency of the American GPS system completely. It means that they would be able to launch any attack and move their forces around the world without any US interference. Right now, the United States can deactivate their Global Positioning System so nobody can use it in certain areas. That includes enemy armies. After Beidou, however, this will be impossible.

How accurate is Beidou?

Civilian transports would be able to know where they are within a range of 10 meters. They would also be able to record speed with a 0.2 metres-per-second error margin and synchronize their clocks with an accuracy of 0.02 millionths of a second. This is way better than the United States' GPS system, which has an accuracy of 20 meters (66 ft). Garmin claims that their receivers are accurate to within 15 meters on average, which is worse than the accuracy claimed by the Chinese.

Like GPS, however, Beidou has two modes: civilian and military. The Chinese military will have even more accuracy. They haven't disclosed by how much.

With last-minute US Military drills being held off of the East Coast cutting off much satellite positioning for the month of September, is all of this happening according to a well thought out plan? The January 2015 SQAlert.:


Just something weird. I live in S Texas, avid user of GPS. Last couple of weeks the GPS has been haywire. Today I noticed a few local hotels listed on one of the main freeways in my city written in Chinese! I have never seen this before! In order to see the name of the hotel in English you have to tap to open a new window.
Considering what's going on I thought it quite interesting, not to mention frightening! Still my trust is always in the Lord! I know I am protected. Kris

----------- FORMER INTEL GUY---Not surprising since the system is being changed over to the Glonass satellite system for GPS rather than the use of US GPS satellites. The US 911- system also being turned over to that, so very easy for Russian or Chinese partner takeover and control. All being done in increments so final takeover will be easy. The sheeple are not being told this. Jesus is Lord.

A look at Susan's January story told us: Dumitru Dudaman envisioned Russia attacking America by sea and destroyed America by nuclear weapons. Henry Gruver described a vision of the invasion of America and its total destruction by the hands of the Russians and the Chinese. He saw Russia moving by sea and air from the north to destroy America by nerve gas and nuclear weapons. David Wilkerson described an economic collapse followed by a Russian invasion. William Branham saw an explosion, and the nation of America was turned into ashes from coast to coast.

In the next video below we take a much deeper look at the invasion prophecies of Henry Gruver and have to ask if we are now beginning to witness a warning fulfilled. Events of recent days certainly seem to show that we've reached an entirely new level of the falling of America. First, from Dudaman's prophecy.:

“The Russian spies have discovered where the most  powerful nuclear missiles are in America.  It will start with the world calling for ‘peace, peace.  Then there will be an internal revolution in America, started by the Communists.  The government will be busy with internal problems.  Then, from the oceans, Russia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Central America, Mexico, and two other countries will attack!  The Russians will bombard the nuclear missile silos in AmericaAmerica will burn."

At ANP we certainly do not have all of the answers but what we have been witnessing lately is being looked at as provocative behavior by many. As America has been betrayed from both within and without, we see that our entire way of life is truly at stake and as Steve Quayle warns, all of our freedoms and our blessings are at great risk. We owe the future of humanity our hard work and dedication to make sure our freedoms and way of life don't vanish off the face of our planet forever.



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Pope Francis ignites a revolt that will overthrow American capitalism


Published: July 21,



Pope Francis rides on a popemobile on a road leading from El Alto to La Paz, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia. Reuters

Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an uprising of the masses against the world’s superrich capitalists. And yet, right-wing conservatives remain in denial, tuning out the pope’s message, hoping he’ll just go away like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement did.

Never. America’s narcissistic addiction to presidential politics is dumbing down our collective brain. Warning: Forget Bernie vs. Hillary. Forget the circus-clown-car distractions created by Trump vs. the GOP’s Fab 15. Pope Francis is the only real political leader that matters this year. Forget the rest. Here’s why:

Pope Francis is not just leading a “Second American Revolution,” he is rallying people across the Earth, middle class as well as poor, inciting billions to rise up in a global economic revolution, one that could suddenly sweep the planet, like the 1789 French storming the Bastille.


Unfortunately, conservative capitalists — Big Oil, Koch billionaires, our GOP Congress and all fossil-fuel climate-science deniers — are blind to the fact their ideology is on the wrong side of history, that by fighting a no-win battle they are committing suicide, self-destructing their own ideology.

The fact is: The era of capitalism is rapidly dying, a victim of its own success, sabotaged by greed and a loss of a moral code. In 1776 Adam Smith’s capitalism became America’s core economic principle. We enshrined his ideal of capitalism in our constitutional freedoms. We prospered. America became the greatest economic superpower in world history.

But along the way, America forgot Smith’s original foundation was in morals, values, doing what’s right for the common good. Instead we drifted into Ayn Rand’s narcissistic “mutant capitalism,” as Vanguard’s founder Jack Bogle called the distortion of Adam Smith’s principles in his classic, “The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism.” The battle is lost.

Pope Francis, leader of the coming 21st Century American Revolution

In the generation since the Reagan Revolution, America’s self-centered, consumer-driven, mutant capitalism lost its moral compass, drifting: Inequality explodes, income growth stagnates, the poor keep getting poorer. Yet across the world, billionaires have explode from 322 in 2000 to 1,826 in 2015, with 11 trillionaire capitalist families predicted to control the planet by 2100.

But not for much longer, as Pope Francis’ revolution accelerates, as his relentless socialist message of sacred rights for all people makes clear. Why? Our mutating capitalist elite have triggered a massive backlash, a “profound human crisis, the denial of the primacy of the human person. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money.”

An aggressive Pope Francis is on a mission to transform the mutant ideology of today’s capitalist world with its rampant profits-centered climate-science denialism. Fortunately, the pope will soon confront and challenge America’s GOP Congress directly, then the United Nations General Assembly to challenge the capitalist world’s failure to take climate change actions. Maybe they’ll finally wake up.

Pope Francis’ recent trip to South America revealed a clear anticapitalism, socialist message, calling for a “structural change to a global economy that runs counter to the plan of Jesus,” as reported in Time by Christopher Hale. Francis warned:

“The future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites.” The future “It is fundamentally in the hands of peoples and in their ability to organize. It is in their hands, which can guide with humility and conviction this process of change. I am with you.” The pope is warning all capitalists everywhere. As Jesus says in the Bible, the poor will always be with you, but the rich may not be after the coming revolution.

Yes folks, Pope Francis is a revolutionary destined to end up in the history books right up there with Lenin and Marx, Mao and Castro. He is obviously inciting revolution, wants civil disobedience and political insurrection, he is egging the poor into rebellion against a vastly outnumbered rich.

In fact, Francis has become one of the world’s great revolutionary leaders. He not only is inciting an uprising of the masses against wealthy capitalist billionaires, he’s out in front of the emerging global revolution, encouraging the masses, shouting battle cries, a leader in the tradition of Washington.

So the media should stop mistaking Francis’s congenial nature, his perpetual smile, dismissing his true intentions. His is an aggressive call to arms, a call for a global revolution attacking today’s out-of-control, consumer-driven “mutant capitalism,” a call to replace capitalism with a new economic socialism giving the poor “sacred rights” on par with the superrich.

Time’s Hale went on to outline the four “foundations” of the pope’s coming “revolution.” Hale covered the pope’s tour in South America in, “Pope Francis Isn’t Holding Back — And U.S. Politicians Should Watch Out.” In Bolivia Francis warned that global capitalism is a failure and needs a “structural change” because it runs “counter to the plan of Jesus.” Hale then added that “leaders of both parties might regret their invitation to the 78-year-old Jesuit pontiff” to address a historic joint session of Congress in two months. Five reasons make the warning quite obvious:

1. Socialism: Everyone has a sacred right to land, lodging and labor

“Pope Francis argued that everyone has a God-given right to have a job, to own land, and to have a home.” These rights go “well beyond the traditional social teaching of the Catholic Church, which argues for the dignity of work, but doesn’t go as far to say that everyone has a God-given right to have a job.” But clearly, Pope Francis says the poor do have inalienable “sacred rights” on par with those guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. And clearly, Scott Walker and the GOP already deny a similar liberal agenda of “sacred rights” to a living wage, property and a home.

2. Humans, not capitalist profits, must be at the center of global economics

Pope Francis message is unambiguous: “Unbridled capitalism” has become a “subtle dictatorship,” is now the very “dung of the devil.” Ouch, that must hurt even the stone-cold Koch ego. Francis says that capitalism’s greedy “unfettered pursuit of money” is destroying the “common good,” setting a stage for revolutions. The pope urged the masses to “say no to an economy of exclusion and inequality, where money rules,” because capitalists will “destroy Mother Earth” in order to enrich the superrich elite. Yet another revolutionary call to battle.

3. Billions worldwide, cannot wait much longer for action

Earlier Pope Francis’ encyclical warned that “doomsday predictions” about climate “can no longer be met with irony, disdain” or dismissed without action. Now, Francis is aggressively pushing world leaders and humans everywhere to fight against all economic injustices against individuals. The clock’s ticking loudly, time is “running out: we are not yet tearing one another apart, but we are tearing apart our common home” here on Earth. Pope Francis also encourages people to start demanding, “We want change!” Remember the 1976 movie “Network”: where an anchorman gets listeners shouting, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

4. Revolutions begin with angry citizens, not politicians or philanthropists

Time’s Hale says the pope’s call for “structural change won’t be the result from any one political decision.” The pope understands that politicians rarely lead. Real change is triggered from below, by angry mobs, they get “caught up in the storms of people’s lives,” fired up, rebel, motivated to act, then revolutions ignite and move fast like a wildfire on jet fuel.

5. Warning: Socialism is now a moral obligation, a commandment to obey

Admit it, Pope Francis is clearly inciting people to rebel with his passionate, provocative and inspirational message, which triggers memories of Marx, yet is directly from the Gospels of Jesus: “Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy,” not just a handout from capitalist billionaires.

Instead Pope Francis shifts our focus: The socialism is now “a moral obligation. And for Christians, the responsibility is even greater: it is a commandment. It is about giving to the poor and to peoples what is theirs as a sacred right.” And if we fail to do give it freely, do not be surprised when revolutions explode across Planet Earth.


Why is Pope Francis so obsessed with the devil?

SOURCE:- CNN By the Rev. Thomas Rosica

 Mon July 20, 2015

The Rev. Thomas Rosica is CEO of Canada's Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and English-language media attache to the Holy See Press Office.”

(CNN)Pope Francis seems to be obsessed with the devil.

His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain "demon" are now legion.

For Francis, the devil is not a myth, but a real person. Many modern people may greet the Pope's insistence on the devil with a dismissive, cultural affectation, indifference, or at the most indulgent curiosity.

Yet Francis refers to the devil continually. He does not believe him to be a myth, but a real person, the most insidious enemy of the church. Several of my theologian colleagues have said that he has gone a bit overboard with the devil and hell! We may be tempted to ask, why in the devil is Pope Francis so involved with the prince of demons?

This intelligent Jesuit Pope is diving into deep theological waters, places where very few modern Catholic clerics wish to tread.

Francis' seeming preoccupation with the devil is not a theological or eschatological question as much as a call to arms, an invitation to immediate action, offering very concrete steps to do combat with the devil and the reign of evil in the world today.

In his homilies, Francis warns people strongly to avoid discouragement, to seize hope, to move on with courage and not to fall prey to negativity or cynicism.



Pope Francis speaks during the feast-day Mass while on a one-day trip to the Calabrian region of Italy in June 2014. The Pope spoke out against the Mafia's "adoration of evil and contempt for the common good," and declared that "mafiosi are excommunicated, not in communion with God."

He is drawing on the fundamental insight of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Pope's own religious family. With his continual references to the devil, Pope Francis parts ways with the current preaching in the church, which is far too silent about the devil and his insidious ways or reduces him to a mere metaphor.

During the first months of Francis' pontificate in 2013, the Evil One appeared frequently in his messages. In his first major address to the cardinals who elected him, the Argentine pontiff reminded them: "Let us never yield to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day."

In several daily homilies in the chapel of the Vatican guest house, the Pope shared devilish stories with the small congregations rapt in attention as he homilized on taboo topics.

He has offered guidelines on how to rout the demon's strategy: First, it is Jesus who battles the devil.

The second is that "we cannot obtain the victory of Jesus over evil and the devil by halves," for as Christ said in the Gospel of Matthew, "who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters."

The Pope has stressed that we must not be naive: "The demon is shrewd: he is never cast out forever, this will only happen on the last day."

Francis has also issued calls to arms in his homilies: "The devil also exists in the 21st century, and we need to learn from the Gospel how to battle against him," the Pope warned, adding that Christians should not be "naive" about the evil one's ways. The devil is anything but a relic of the past, the pontiff said.

Acknowledging the devil's shrewdness, Francis once preached: "The devil is intelligent, he knows more theology than all the theologians together."

Before a crowd of people on Palm Sunday in 2013, the newly elected Pope even dared to say that when Christians face trials, Jesus is near, but so is "the enemy -- the devil," who "comes, often disguised as an angel and slyly speaks his word to us."

Most recently, on July 12, in the prepared text he was to deliver (in typical fashion he instead gave a masterful, unscripted address to 600,000 young people at a rally in Paraguay), the Pope presented the job description of the devil:

"Friends: the devil is a con artist. He makes promises after promise, but he never delivers. He'll never really do anything he says. He doesn't make good on his promises. He makes you want things which he can't give, whether you get them or not. He makes you put your hopes in things which will never make you happy.

"... He is a con artist because he tells us that we have to abandon our friends, and never to stand by anyone. Everything is based on appearances. He makes you think that your worth depends on how much you possess."

Since the beginning of his papacy, Francis has been warning that whoever wants to follow Jesus must be aware of the reality of the devil. The life of every Christian is a constant battle against evil, just as Jesus during his life had to struggle against the devil and his many temptations.

For Francis, the spirit of evil ultimately does not want our holiness, he does not want our Christian witness, he does not want us to be disciples of Christ.

In all of these references to the devil and his many disguises, Pope Francis wishes to call everyone back to reality. The devil is so frequently active in our lives and in the church, drawing us into negativity, cynicism, despair, meanness of spirit, sadness and nostalgia.

We must react to the devil, Francis says, as did Jesus, who replied with the Word of God. With the prince of this world one cannot dialogue.

Dialogue is necessary among us, it is necessary for peace, it is an attitude that we must have among ourselves in order to hear each other, to understand each other. Dialogue is born from charity, from love.

But with the Dark Prince one cannot dialogue; one can only respond with the Word of God that defends us.

The devil has made a comeback in this pontificate and is playing an important role in Francis' ministry. Francis is dead serious about the devil! And he takes every opportunity he can to tell the devil to get the hell out of our lives and our world.

It's not that Francis has been focusing on the evil one's power, nor has he been mesmerized by the Harry Potter movies or by a desire to do sequels to the "Exorcist" movie: This Pope doesn't watch TV!

All of the temptations Francis speaks about so often are the realistic flip side to the heart of the Argentine Jesuit Pope's message about the world that is charged with the grandeur, mercy, presence and fidelity of God. Those powers are far greater than the devil's antics.

COMMENTS (by S N Strutt author of this website):- Although I am personally more on the evangelical side of the Christian spectrum, my attitude towards the Pope is one of respect for his annointing given by God.

From personal experience as a missionary myself for 41 years, I think his  words ABOVE concerning Satan or the Devil are 100% CORRECT!

It is always so encouraging to see ANYONE who STANDS UP in the very REAL FIGHT against the DEVIL himself, in these very LAST DAYS of HISTORY. So may God bless the Pope for all of the TRUTH that he speaks.

There are many on the EVANGELICAL side, who would disagree with me, and who see the Pope as the INFAMOUS PREDICTED FALSE PROPHET of REVELATIONS 13.

I must say, that at present, I don't think that he fits the description of the FALSE PROPHET of Revelations 13, at least not YET.......? The current Pope, seems like a very friendly person, who is genuinely concerned about the people ...and YET? 

 We will just have to wait and see concerning "PETRUS ROMANUS" as being the LAST POPE?.

The Bible does say that the ANTICHRIST, the MASTER of the infamous FALSE PROPHET will come in DECEPTIVELY......?

DAN.11:21 "And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue.

DAN.11:24 "He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places of the province;

 2TH.2:9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

2TH.2:10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2TH.2:11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

2TH.2:12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

(2 Thessalonians )



July 21, 2015 by SkyWatch Editor


As transhumanist philosophy and Grin technology become integrated within society and national and private laboratories with their corporate allies provide increasingly sophisticated arguments for its widest adoption, those of us who treasure the meaning of life and human nature as defined by Judeo-Christian values will progressively find ourselves engaged in deepening spiritual conflicts over maintaining our humanity in the midst of what the producers of the upcoming documentary INHUMAN believe is fundamentally a supernatural conflict.

Just as the fictional exercise with the seventeen-year-old “Michelle” in the last entry illustrates, intensifying techno-spiritual issues, which Christian families will face this century, will escalate simultaneously at both spiritual and scientific levels. This material/immaterial struggle, which philosopher and theologian Francis Schaeffer once described as always at war “in the thought-world,” is difficult for some to grasp. The idea that human-transforming technology that mingles the dna of natural and synthetic beings and merges man with machines could somehow be used or even inspired by evil supernaturalism to foment destruction within the material world is for some people so exotic as to be inconceivable. Yet nothing should be more fundamentally clear, as students of spiritual warfare will understand. We are body (physical form), mind (soul, will, emotions), and spirit, thus everything in the material and immaterial world has potential to influence our psychosomatic existence and decisions. “There is no conflict in our lives that is strictly a spiritual issue,” writes Robert Jeffress in his book, The Divine Defense. This is because “there is never a time when the spirit is divorced from the body. Likewise, there is no turmoil in our lives that is solely psychological or physical, because our spirit, along with God’s Spirit within us and demonic spirits around us, is always present as well.”[i] Jeffress’ point that material stimulus cannot be divorced from spiritual conditions conveys why the Bible is so concerned with the antitheses of transhumanism; the integrity of our bodies and minds. The goal is to bring both into obedience to Christ (2 Chronicles 10:5) because this is where the battle is first fought and won. No marriage breakup ever transpired that did not start there—no murder, no theft, no idolatry—but that the contest was staged in the imagination, then married to the senses, and the decision to act given to the victor.

How technology is now poised to raise this mind-body-spirit game is hidden in the shadows of the National Institute of Health and Darpa, which for more than three decades have invested hundreds of millions of dollars not only designing new dna constructs but crafting arrays of microelectrodes, supercomputers, and algorithms to analyze and decipher the brain’s neural code, the complex “syntax” and communication rules that transform electrical neuron pulses in the brain into specific digital and analog information that we ultimately perceive as decisions, memories, and emotions. Understanding how this secret brain language functions, then parsing it down into digital computer code (strings of ones and zeros) where it can be reassembled into words and commands and then manipulated is at the center of military neurobiology, artificial intelligence research, and cybernetics.

While significant studies in neurosciences have been conducted with “neuro-prostheses” in mind to help the handicapped—for instance, the artificial cochlear implant that approximately 188,000 people worldwide have received thus far—Darpa “is less interested in treating the disabled than in enhancing the cognitive capacities of soldiers,” says former senior writer at Scientific American, John Horgan. “Darpa officials have breached the prospect of cyborg warriors downloading complex fighting procedures directly into their brains, like the heroes of the Matrix,” and has “interest in the development of techniques that can survey and possibly manipulate the mental processes of potential enemies [by] recording signals from the brains of enemy personnel at a distance, in order to ‘read their minds and to control them.”[ii] Because what develops within military technology eventually migrates into the broader culture, where it is quickly embraced for competitive or mutual advantages, the ramifications of neurobiology has not escaped international interests in both public and private agencies. Entire fields of research are now under development worldwide based on the notion that breakthroughs will provide unprecedented opportunities for reading, influencing, and even controlling human minds this century. The implications from this field are so staggering that France, in 2010, became the first nation to establish a behavioral research unit specifically designed to study and set “neuropolicy” to govern how such things as “neuromarketing” (a new field of marketing that analyzes consumers’ sensorimotor and cognitive responses to stimuli in order to decode what part of the brain is telling consumers to make certain buying decisions) may be used in the future to access unconscious decision-making elements of the brain to produce desired responses. This precedent for government neuropolicy comes not a second too soon, as the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, Intel Corp., wants brain communicators on the market and “in its customers’ heads” before the year 2020. In what can only be described as Matrix creep, researchers at Intel Labs Pittsburgh are designing what it bets will be “the next big thing”—brain chips that allow consumers to control a host of new electronic and communication gadgets by way of neural commands. Developers at Toyota and the University of Utah are also working on brain transmitters, which they hope will contribute to building a global “hive mind.”

From these developments comes the distant groaning of a “fearful unknown” in which the architecture of the human brain—as transformed by current and future cybernetic inventions—begins to act in ways that borderline the supernatural. Consider experimental telepathy, which involves mind-to-mind thought transference that allows people to communicate without the use of speaking audibly. Most do not know that Hans Berger, the inventor of electroencephalography (eeg, the recording of electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within the brain) was a strong believer in psychic phenomena and wanted to decode brain signals in order to establish nonverbal transmission between people. Grin technology proposes to fulfill his dream.

Another example is telekinesis (psychokinesis), which involves the movement or manipulation of physical matter via direct influence of the mind. As incredible as it may seem, both this idea and the one above are under research by Darpa and other national laboratories as no pipe dream. In fact, recent experiments have provided “proof of concept” more than once. Such brain-to-brain transmission between distant persons as well as mind-to-computer communication was first demonstrated at the University of Southampton’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research using electrodes and an Internet connection. The experiment at the institute went farther than most brain-to-machine interfacing (bmi) technology at that time, actually demonstrating brain-to-brain (B2B) communication between persons at a distance. Dr. Christopher James, who oversaw the experiment, commented: “Whilst bci [brain-computer interface] is no longer a new thing and person-to-person communication via the nervous system was shown previously in work by Prof. Kevin Warwick from the University of Reading, here we show, for the first time, true brain to brain interfacing. We have yet to grasp the full implications of this.” The experiment allowed one person using bci to transmit thoughts, translated as a series of binary digits, over the Internet to another person whose computer received the digits and transmitted them to the second user’s brain.[iii]

The real danger is how these accomplishments within human-mind-to-synthetic intelligence may take the proverbial “ghost in the machine” where no modern man has gone before, bridging a gap between unknown entities (both virtual and real), perhaps even inviting takeover of our species by malevolent intelligence. Note that the experiments above are being conducted at Southampton’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. Some years ago, scientist Vic Tandy’s research into sound, vibration frequencies, and eyeball resonation led to a thesis (actually titled “Ghosts in the Machine”) that was published in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Tandy’s findings outlined what he thought were “natural causes” for particular cases of specter materialization. Tandy found that 19-Hz standing air waves could, under some circumstances, create sensory phenomena in an open environment suggestive of a ghost. He actually produced a frightening manifested entity resembling contemporary descriptions of “alien grays.” A similar phenomenon was discovered in 2006 by neurologist Olaf Blanke of the Brain Mind Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland, while working with a team to discover the source of epileptic seizures in a young woman. They were applying electrical currents through surgically implanted electrodes to various regions of her brain, when upon reaching her left temporoparietal junction (tpj, located roughly above the left ear) she suddenly reported feeling the presence of a shadow person standing behind her. The phantom started imitating her body posture, lying down beneath her when she was on the bed, sitting behind her, and later even attempting to take a test card away from her during a language exercise. While the scientists interpreted the activity as a natural, though mysterious, biological function of the brain, is it possible they were actually discovering gateways of perception into the spirit world that were closed by God following the fall of man? Were Tandy’s “ghost” and Blanke’s “shadow person” living unknowns? If so, is it not troubling that advocates of human-mind-to-machine intelligence may produce permanent conditions similar to Tandy and Blanke’s findings, giving rise to simulated or real relationships between humans and “entities”? At the thirteenth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research at the University of Vienna in Austria, an original paper submitted by Charles Ostman seemed to echo this possibility:

As this threshold of development is crossed, as an index of our human /Internet symbiosis becoming more pronounced, and irreversible, we begin to develop communication modalities which are quite “nonhuman” by nature, but are “socio-operative” norms of the near future. Our collective development and deployment of complex metasystems of artificial entities and synthetic life-forms, and acceptance of them as an integral component of the operational “culture norm” of the near future, is in fact the precursory developmental increment, as an enabling procedure, to gain effective communicative access to a contiguous collection of myriad “species” and entity types (synthetic and “real”) functioning as process brokeraging agents.[iv]

A similar issue that “pinged” in our memories from past experience with exorcism and the connection between sound resonance and contact with supernaturalism has to do with people who claim to have become possessed or “demonized” after attempting to open mind gateways through vibratory chanting at New Age vortices or “Mother Earth” energy sites such as Sedona, Arizona, where a light entity was recently captured on film during research for the book “On the Path of the Immortals”. When we queried Christian paranormal expert expert Sue Bradley on this subject before she passed away, asking if she believed a connection could exist between acoustics, harmonics, sound resonance, and spirit gateways, she e-mailed this lengthy and interesting response:

Tom and Nita:

From the ancients to the New Age, resonance and harmonics have long been recognized as vehicles of communication and manifestation. Ancient rock outcroppings, sacred temples, and monuments have for millennia been used as gathering places for the so-called spiritually enlightened. Through recent understanding of quantum entanglement and the high energy physics of sound and light, both with adaptable vibratory characteristics, these popular sites for gatherings with ritual chants and offerings, often employing ancient spells and mathematical harmonic codes in various sets of tandem frequencies, may well have measurable and far greater esoteric effects than even recently believed.

Note what New Ager and modern shaman Zacciah Blackburn of Sacred Sound, Sound the Codes says he came in contact with at such sites:

It is not mere coincidence many of the ancient stone temples of the world were made with crystalline embedded stones, such as granite, which are known for their properties to pass or store energy. Through Sacred Sound and awareness practices, the unseen “wisdom keepers” and guardians of these sacred temples have communed with me, and showed me how to hold frequency of awareness in the heart and mind, and combine them into sound codes to create a “key” which opens the “libraries” of these temples of ancient star beings and wisdom keepers to the modern way traveler whom comes with pure intent.[v]

With this in mind, also consider how the word “ear” appears 120 times in Scripture, “ears” 151 times, and is important with regard to sound connected to spiritual hearing. First used in Exodus 15:26, the ear is linked to a covenant relationship for those that hearken to the voice of the Lord and keep His statutes. The right ear is repeatedly described in the Levitical instructions: “Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons” (Exodus 29:20; [Leviticus 8:23 and 24; 14:14, 17, 25, and 28].

Subsequent references to the ear and hearing are presented as petitions to God from His servants as well as from God as counsel, forewarning and rebukes.

The ear as a spiritual gateway termed “Ear-Gate” first appeared in English usage through an allegory penned by John Bunyan in 1682. Bunyan’s classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress, was the most widely read and translated book in the English language apart from the Bible: it was also an educational staple and considered to be required reading in the U.S. from colonial times through World War II. While The Pilgrim’s Progress allegorizes the encounters and obstacles of a man seeking salvation, Bunyan’s The Holy War or The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul recounts the cosmic conflict for the souls of mankind with Peretti-like descriptions and precision.

The town of Mansoul, designed in the image of the almighty, Shaddai, is the target of the deceptive and malevolent giant, Diabolus. Mansoul is a city of five gates: the Ear-Gate, Eye-Gate, Mouth-Gate, Nose-Gate and Feel-Gate. The first and most strategic gate is the first gate breached: the Ear-Gate.

Nineteenth-century theologian, Rev. Robert Maguire, comments on the importance of the Ear-Gate:

This was the gate of audience, and through this gate the words of the tempter must penetrate, if the temptation is to be successful. Into the ears of our first mother did the wily serpent whisper the glozing words of his seductive wiles and through the Ear-Gate, he assailed her heart and won it. To give audience to the tempter is the next step to yielding up obedience to his will.[vi]

One of the two principal powers in Mansoul, Resistance, quickly succumbs to an arrow from the army of Diabolus. The promises of Diabolus are familiar: to enlarge the town of man-soul, to augment their freedom and in the subtlety of pattern identical to Eden, challenging the prohibition of the Tree of Knowledge itself.

Dr. Maguire continues to describe this initial incursion at the Ear-Gate with the introduction of Mr. Ill-Pause, another of the diabolical army that visits Mansoul:

Satan has many mysterious angels who are ready to second their master’s temptations and to commend his wily overtures. Thus Ill-Pause persuades the men of Mansoul; and, lo! to the temptation from without (which was utterly powerless in itself), there answers the yielding from within. This is the fatal act; and is straightaway followed by another grave disaster—the death of Innocency, one of the chiefest and most honorable townsmen. His sensitive soul was poisoned by the contact of the breath of the lost.[vii]

The Holy War continues with civil war raging within Mansoul and the defeat of the giant Diabolus and his demonic army by the son of Shaddai, Emmanuel, but the allegory perhaps finds more direct application in the twenty-first century than earlier. This is because, more than any other time in history, the seduction of high-tech has taken firm root—and among the most vulnerable of the population. Culturally adrift, this high risk generation, most of whom have never heard the exquisite truths of John Bunyan, has been denied spiritual cultivation through an educational system which values tolerance above absolutes and through social training that elevates technology above heritage.

[i] Robert Jeffress, The Divine Defense: Six Simple Strategies for Winning Your Greatest Battles (Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook, 2006) 78.

[ii] John Horgon, “We’re Cracking the Neural Code, the Brain’s Secret Language,” Adbusters (1/25/06)

[iii] “Brain-Computer Interface Allows Person-to-Person Communication Through Power Of Thought,” ScienceDaily (10/6/09)

[iv] Charles Ostman, The Internet as an Organism: Emergent Human / Internet Symbiosis (Vienna, Austria: Thirteenth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research at the University of Vienna, April 9–12, 1996) emphasis added.

[v] Sounding the Codes (2007)

[vi] Robert Maguire, Charles J. Doe, Commentary on John Bunyan’s The Holy War (2009) 11.

[vii] Ibid., 7.




When Shemitah, Blood Moons and the Messiah Meet

By Rivkah Lambert Adler June 23, 2015 



“Six years you may sow your land and gather in its produce. But in the seventh [year] you shall release it and abandon it; the poor of your people shall eat [it], and what they leave over, the beasts of the field shall eat. So shall you do to your vineyard [and] to your olive tree[s].” (Exodus 23:10-11)


This year, the world is witness to several blood moons. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Jewish, Christian and secular writers are all focusing their attention on this coming September. Those whose eyes and ears are open understand that the time is pregnant with possibilities for a dramatic End of Days scenario. The end of the current Shemitah cycle, the final blood moon of the current series and worldwide economic instability are all set to converge in the coming months.

A Pattern of Economic Disruption

September 13, 2015 is the last day of the current seven-year agricultural cycle in Israel known as Shemitah. As Rabbi Lazer Brody points out in a recent article, the US economy has suffered from a collapse or crash at the end of at least the past seven Shemitah cycles.

For example, at the end of the previous Shemitah cycle in 2008, the subprime mortgage crisis in the US caused major financial markets to lose nearly a third of their value. At the close of the Shemitah cycle before that, the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 completely shut down Wall Street for a week. When the New York Stock Exchange reopened on September 17, 2001, the market fell 684 points in one day. At the end of the first week of trading following September 11, approximately $1.4 trillion in value was lost.

“The fact that the American economy has nose-dived at the termination of the Shemitta year is more than an established pattern,” Brody asserts. Will we see it again this coming September?

The last day of the current Shemitah year falls on a Sunday, when the US stock market is closed. Nevertheless, based on previous Shemitah cycles, a stock market crash could happen in the weeks just before or after September 13.

More doomsday financial predictions are being seen in Greece, where the country has until June 30 to decide whether or not to exit the European Central Bank. If Greece pulls out, the whole country would uncouple itself economically from the rest of Europe, stop using euro currency and return to using the drachma. Whatever happens on June 30, the economic crisis in Greece, many believe, will likely lead to some sort of ripple effect throughout Europe.

Making the case that the end of the current Shemitah cycle in September 2015 is likely to have adverse effects on the world economy, especially in the US, leads to an important question: How does this connect to the blood moons?

The final blood moon of the current lunar tetrad (when four blood moons in a row occur six months apart) is set for September 28, 2015, very soon after the end of the Shemitah year on September 13. This date corresponds with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. Unlike the previous three, the fourth blood moon is expected to be visible in Jerusalem.

Recent lunar tetrads have coincided with events of tremendous historical significance for Israel. Four blood moons followed the reestablishment of the State of Israel in 1948. In 1967, there was one blood moon before the Six Day War when the divided city of Jerusalem was reunited and three following.

Said another way, during the blood moon tetrad of 1948, the Land of Israel was restored to the Jewish people. During the blood moon tetrad of 1967, the reunited city of Jerusalem was restored to the Jewish people. During the blood moon tetrad of 2015, will Israel will regain dominion over the Temple Mount and be able to restore God’s presence there after 2,000 years?

One indication that that Temple Mount might soon revert to Jewish hands is found in the story Breaking Israel News reported on June 15, 2015. Billions of dollars worth of gold exists in the mountains near Eilat. Its excavators, Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick and his partner Yehoshua Friedman, plan to mine the gold and use it towards the rebuilding of the Third Holy Temple