Former State Dept. Veteran Drops Bombshell: WWIII Starts Sept. 25

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Speaking with Infowars’ Alex Jones, former Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Dr. Steve Pieczenik says Israel plans to attack Iran before the U.S. elections of Nov. 6., and, that an attack on Iran will assuredly kickoff WWIII, according to him.

Moreover, Pieczenik, a man whose career inspired the character Jack Ryan of the Tom Clancy book series, says the ‘October Surprise’ will not take place in October.  Instead, the big surprise will come earlier, in late September.

Dr. Pieczenik says the specific date of the strike on Iran is Sept. 25th or 26th, Yom Kippur—the Jewish holiday, which commences in the year 2012 at sundown on the 25th, and ends at nightfall, the following day.

“It [an Israeli attack on Iran] could be earlier than October, because we have Yom Kippur.  And I predicted on your radio show, and I predicted to our national security people, privately, that Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu would start something on Rosh Hashanah,” says Pieczenick.

“This [prediction] was over a year ago, and I said it on your radio show.  He was as predictable as a clock, and the Israelis will be very predictable, on Yom Kippur,” he adds.

Pieczenik says it’s clear to him that Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu has already planned to attack Iran and has been desperately trying to enlist the U.S. to back him up.  But, with or without U.S. direct help, Pieczenik is certain that Israel will attack Iran.

Moreover, he says Netanyahu is an extremest, who will “lie” for his personal and selfish cause, a conclusion also drawn by many Israelis who protest his regime.

“Everything Bibi is saying to the Americans and the American Jews is an absolute, unmitigated lie,” Pieczenik, a Jew, himself, says forcefully,

“What we have here is a collusion between Saudi Arabia, neocon Jews of America and Israel, against a president, who, whether I like or dislike, and may have lied about Osama Bin Laden,” he adds, “he [President Obama] is the son . . . a son of a CIA operative, the grandson of a CIA operative, who understands very well what the issues of intelligence are.”

With help from his neocon friends, Netanyahu threatens the entire world with the suicidal notion that Iran must be attacked, and the Israeli prime minister must be stopped, even if it means assassination, according to Pieczenik

“In a couple of weeks, they [Israel, Saudi and neocons] will try to initiate another war, unless their ex-Mossad operatives and their ex-Shin Bet will take out Netanyahu, and do to Netanyahu what happened to Rabin,” exclaims Pieczenik.   “They know what I’m talking about.  Otherwise he will bring down Israel, the world, and there will be a third world war.”

He also says, “What we are, is [sic] at the brink of war, that is being precipitated by two major countries.  That is, Israel, particularly Bibi Netanyahu, who knows his country is failing economically, socially, politically.”  And the other country is “Saudi Arabia.”

Pieczenik says the Israelis, Saudis and neocons were behind the 9-11 attacks, an accusation also made some years ago by many researchers of the incident.  Once considered a crazy idea forwarded by some ‘conspiracy theorists’, who seek to see a conspiracy in every major world event, the conspiracy theorists have been mostly vilified, though no reinvestigation of the 9-11 incident has been seriously proposed by any member of Congress.

Today, the ‘conspiracy theory’, or ‘inside job’ theory, appears to be much, much closer to ‘fact’ than the account of that day was published through the official Congressional report of 9-11, giving rise to a strong possibility of a Mossad, Saudi and neocon conspiracy to carryout a false-flag attack on the United States and blame the crime on Osama bin Laden, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Given evidence of Mossad’s checkered past and involvement with the attack of the USS Liberty on Jun. 8, 1967, killing 34 American soldiers, Pieczenik comments won’t be received as a big surprise to many Americans.

I want Netanyahu to “begin telling the truth, that the involvement of Israel was, in 9-11” says Pieczenik.  “Over 134 Mossad operatives were picked up on 9-11.  The FBI picked them up [and] debriefed them.  They were clearly involved with the Pakistani ISI and Saudi Arabian intelligence” on 9-11.

And, as far as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Steven: he was murdered by the Israeli, Saudi Arabia and Zionist neocons cabal, according to Pieczenik.

“The killing of the ambassador is to precipitate war, so that Israel can finally get into Iran and try to destroy Iran,” he says.  “It will be the beginning of the end of Israel.  It’s Armageddon for Israel,” if it attacks Iran.

“The Pentagon source informed me the distance between the Libyan embassy, where the ambassador was, and where the rioters were, was so large, and two days of delay in response . . ., simply that they [the killers of Stevens and three other embassy employees] were professionals ready to take out our ambassador,” he adds, and with the “approval from Saudi Arabia.”

Adding to Saudi Arabia’s involvement of the two-plane demolition job in NY City, the crash of another alleged plane into the Pentagon, and the alleged downing of another plane into the woodlands of Pennsylvania, he says, “Saudi Arabia and Israel are twins. . . . There’s no way you can separate Israel from Saudi Arabia, or Saudi Arabia from Israel.  They go back all the way to 9-11.”

Then the subject of the killing of alleged mastermind of 9-11, Osama bin Laden.  According to Pieczenik, the account of Navy Seal Admiral William McRaven and President Obama regarding bin Laden’s death in Pakistan is another unmitigated “lie.”

“Then we get to the issue of Osama Bin Laden, which Obama said incorrectly and lied to the public that Osama Bin Laden was killed by Seal Team 6,” states Pieczenik.  “Admiral McRaven had lied, repeatedly—unfortunately, a decent admiral, but for whatever reason he repeatedly insisted on saying Seal Team 6 killed Osama Bin Laden.”

Pieczenik says Bin Laden had already been dead, and McRaven had known that.

And the names that came out of 9-11 unofficial investigation are, what Pieczenik calls, the “neocon chicken hawks” of “Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams and Michael Chertoff.”

He adds, “Chernoff, the Chernoff Group, which is nothing more than a cover for the CIA and FBI, run by Charles Allen, a former CIA operative.”

Moreover, U.S. intelligence was behind the uprising in Libya, the assassination of Libyan president Muammar al-Gaddafi, and the murder of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, according to Pieczenik.

“Why this particular ambassador,” Pieczenik asks, rhetorically.  “I think it’s very important for your audience to understand . . . Stevens was an ‘Arabist’. . . ”

He goes on to explain to the Infowars listeners that so-called Arabists are experts of Arabic culture, language and Arab history.   But, these State Dept. professionals also could pose a threat to Israel’s ongoing propaganda war in a long-standing effort to elicit sympathy for the Jewish state.

Israel is no friend of America, according to Pieczenik.

He says, “From a geopolitical point of view, Israel is a strategic liability and has been a strategic liability for over 20 years.  Since 1968, we have had no need for Israel other than the fact it covered us under the Soviet Union on the eastern, southern and northern flank.”

Presently, Israel is engaged in an all-out “provocation propaganda” campaign, according to Pieczenik, with the knee-jerk accusation from Netanyahu of Iranian involvement in the tourist bus explosion in Bulgaria, as the most recent and egregious example.  The Bulgarian bus bomb incident is still under investigation.

But the Obama Administration won’t bite to being drawn into another unpopular war—following the failures, war crimes and lies surrounding the attack of Iraq and Afghanistan by the Bush Administration.

“Netanyahu has no idea that Petreus will not save him; Dempsey will not save him; our Navy will not save him; McRaven will not save him; neither will Obama,” states Pieczenik.  “He cannot get that message through, so he’s pushing this through until he kills one of our ambassadors, precipitate what we call ‘provocation propaganda’, only with the approval of Saudi Arabia.”

Yom Kippur falls on the dates Sept. 25 and 26.  Watch for those dates, says Pieczenik.

Fed to Crash Markets Before Launching QE3

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

Desperate to print Wiemar-style to fight off the most viscous Kondratiev Winter on record, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may not satisfy ‘inflation trade’ onlookers at the close of his Jackson Hole speech scheduled Friday.  He may, instead, merely allow months of anticipatory front-running of stocks do the work of propping up asset prices for him.

And if investors don’t get the ‘all-systems go’ at Jackson Hole, there’s always the FOMC meeting of Sept. 12 & 13 to get the good news.  That’s when market volatility could move off the charts, maybe extreme volatility to the downside, according some Wall Street analysts.

“With the equity market pricing in a significant chance of QE3, stock prices are no longer as useful a signal to Fed officials. Should the Fed disappoint at its September policy meeting, the risk of a stock sell-off is high,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a note to clients, Aug. 21.

“Some in the markets think that the Fed effectively targets equity prices, meaning that to predict Fed policy, one merely needs to track the U.S. stock market,” the analysts add.  “There is a curious circularity to this view, however: the Fed will not launch QE3 so long as stock prices are high, yet the stock market is high because it anticipates QE3.”

The old adage on the Street, ‘buy the rumor, sell the fact’, may be at play here. But if Bernanke plays too-hard-to-get with investors in the coming weeks, a nasty fall could be in store for the Fed chief—a fall that could outright overwhelm the NY Fed’s PPT and result in a stock market plunge akin to the Crash of 1987.  Maybe.

The chart of the S&P 500, Spanish IBEX 35 and Chinese SSEC shows the gaping chasm between U.S. stocks and two indexes represented by two economies with, again, divergent outlooks.  Spain’s fiscal outlook in coming years isn’t much different from the federal budget outlook for the U.S., while the Chinese $3 trillion war chest of reserves couldn’t be in a better relative position to survive the righting of the bogus ‘World is Flat’ global agenda.

Would Bernanke risk a market meltdown that snaps the notion of an eternal ‘Bernanke put’?  Is he that confident that the remaining holdouts of an obviously rigged market will plunge the world economy into the anticipated financial Armageddon—before a U.S. presidential election?

The answer may be a shocking, even cockamamy—YES and YES!  And it may not be that much of a risk.  A surprise ‘not yet’ to further money printing at Jackson Hole and the FOMC meeting could be forthcoming.

Consider the geopolitics in the Middle East, and contemplate the dire political tug-o-war between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barrack Obama regarding Iran.  Netanyahu insists military action against Iran be taken before the U.S. election in November, while Obama remains adamant that the issue surrounding Iran must wait until after the election—a stand which probably infuriates the warmongering neocons and bankers, who have since put their stock on Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney as their next bankster puppet.

And the white-hot ambitious, some say, narcissistic, Romney won’t be taking any chances leading up to what is expected to be a close election, if recent polls serve as a guide.  He may need a little help from a financial catastrophe to convince enough voters that they may have to believe in a different kind of change.

But first, Romney must take the pledge—for the record.

Jul. 29, he told a gathering of Israelis in Jerusalem:

“We serve the same cause and we provoke the same hatreds in the same enemies of civilization. It is my firm conviction that the security of Israel is in the vital national security interests of the United States . . .

“Israel and America are, in many respects, reflections of one another.  We both believe in democracy, in the right of every people to select their leaders, and choose their nation’s course. We both believe in the rule of law, knowing that in its absence, willful men will be inclined to oppress the weak. We both believe that our rights are universal, granted not by our government, but by our creator.”

Later in the speech, Romney spoke the magical words that signaled the Netanyahu regime that he, not Obama, is your man.

Stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons “must be our highest national security priority” and “we must use any and all measures” to destroy that capability.

“Containment is not an option,” Romney added.

And because “both men [Obama and Netanyahu] share a deep dislike and distrust of each other,” writes Anshel Pfeffer of the leftist Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Israeli and Anglo-American mutually aligned partnership in the petrodollar wars must not be jeopardized by a Commander and Chief not willing to do what’s necessary, in the eyes of the neocons, of course.

Therefore, Obama must go, leaving the banking cartel’s lead man at the Fed, Bernanke, to continue manipulating the markets, but this time, to the downside to throw the game for Romney and the neocons at this critical moment (for Israel) in the Middle East.  Bernanke can always come in with a bazooka money blast and ‘make things better’ for Wall Street while putting that one last lid on the gold price (maybe) before the out-of-control launch of the yellow metal truly begins during the first year of a Romney first term.

“If the S&P drops 150 or 200 points, you can be sure that there will be more QE, not only QE3 but QE4 and so forth,” Swiss money manager Marc Faber tells GoldSeek Radio this past weekend.

But, not to worry. QE is coming, but a little politics comes first to nail down decades-long geopolitical strategy in the oil patch concerning a much bigger war between the U.S., Russia and China regarding the U.S. dollar and the gold price.

Though Faber doesn’t speculate on the upcoming Fed actions, he does state “it’s premature to say that this a genuine breakout” in gold and silver, and I “say that with great confidence.”

Breaking: Egypt Attacks Sinai; Israel Wants Yom Kippur II; Mossad Suspected Again

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

In response to an attack upon Egyptian security-checkpoint guards by ‘unidentified’ gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula, Wednesday, the Egyptian air force “pounded the hideouts” of the covert attackers, killing 20 of them, according to Russia Today and PressTV.

It’s “the first air strike in the Sinai since 1973,” the year of the Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Israel, stated Russia Today, and comes off the heals of earlier attacks by the same operatives in the region, resulting in the murder of 16 Egyptian border guards.

“Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has pledged to strongly respond to the ‘cowardly attacks’, vowing that the assailants would pay for the deadly attacks,” stated PressTV.

Now known as a tourist destination, the Sinai becomes the second tourist spot in less than one month where the Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, is believed to be involved in false-flag attacks in an effort to engender Western sympathy for Israel and its dangerous dispute with Iran.

Prior to Wednesday’s attacks, an ‘alleged’ Mossad operation, which killed five Israeli tourists in a bus bomb explosion in Bulgaria, prompted immediate accusations of Iranian involvement from politically unpopular Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Iran strongly denies the accusations and awaits the results of a proper investigation of the incident.

How the U.S. and Israel spin the incident assuredly will be forthcoming through the Western ‘mainstream media’ cartel, but according to those closest to the information trail, Mossad is most likely behind the latest in a recent string of murders of its own citizens, and now Egyptians, in an effort to draw the U.S. into stopping Israel’s U.S.-funded monopoly on a nuclear deterrent—a deterrent Iran would also like as protection against U.S.-NATO-Israel contiuned aggression and ‘alleged’ atrocities in Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, now Syria, and neighboring Afghanistan.

In the case of the Sinai, Mossad, again, may be behind the auspicious timing (during Ramadan and a U.S. presidential election) of flareups in a region that has been replaced by gunfire with tourism throughout the past 30 years following the Sinai Disengagement Agreements after the war.

“Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas say Israel’s spy agency Mossad was behind the earlier attack,” prompting swift retaliation from neighboring Egypt, according to PressTV.

As if to process the same intelligence as oil traders of NYMEX crude, earlier this week (up $5, independent of other commodities), or privy to the inside scoop of put option (betting on a drop in the value of an underlying security) speculators of American Airlines prior to the attacks of 9-11, Trends Research Institute Founder Gerald Celente and his latest interview with CJAD talk show host Tommy Schumacher, Monday couldn’t be more timely.

“It [war drumming] is reaching a critical mass right now, and I haven’t felt this way since December 14, 2000,” said Celente, and also noted that he senses Benjamin Netanyahu’s behavior mimics one of previous psychopath leaders who have led unsuspecting citizens to the slaughter house for their own selfish goals. “I have that feeling now” with Netanyahu, said Celente.

“This guy, Netanyahu, he has 60 percent disapproval rating right now, and I’ve seen it before,” Celente continued.  “I remember Bill Clinton, you know—wag the dog.  Every time he’d get into trouble with Monica Lewinsky, it was bomb over Baghdad.  They continually do this.”

The 65-year-old Celente expects WWIII as a result of the Israel-NATO-U.S. axis engaging in heightened covert operations in the Middle East in the war for resources and to maintain U.S. dollar hegemony, a parallel war waged against Russia, China and other members of the BRICS nations.  And the neocons are behind these nasty deeds in the Middle East and Afghanistan, according to him and echoed by former Asst. Secretary of Treasury (1981-2) Paul Craig Roberts.

You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can’t make peace without Syria. —Former U.S Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger

Gerald Celente: Nightmare “Schemed” to Cover Up America Collapse

Trends Research Institute founder Gerald Celente predicts that a war with Iran is scheduled to cover up the next leg down to the financial collapse of the U.S. and political upheaval a collapse engenders.

“I’ve been in this business now since 1980, and I’m always marveled at the schemes undreamed of that they come up with,” Celente told GoldSeek Radio host Chris Waltzek.  “So, when things should collapse, they often don’t, because they come up with another scheme.  So, here’s the scheme undreamed of that I believe is going to be America’s worst nightmare, and that’s war with Iran. Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts

“The drums keep beating; the chick-hawks keep screeching; and America and Israel keep getting closer to a conflict with Iran.  And it’s all tied in with Syria as well,” Celente added, alluding to a reciprocating defense agreement between Iran and Syria.

Celente continued the discussion with Waltzek by making the eerie parallel between today’s economic depression, social unrest and geopolitics with those of the Great Depression, which began with the Crash of 1929 and ended following the conclusion of WWII.

Pressure on Washington to quell the threat of Communism as an alternative to a failed central bank controlled ‘capitalist’ system in the U.S. of the 1930′s has reemerged, but with the threat to the status quo coming this time, not from the potential of a viable Communist movement, but instead coming from the rapidly growing Constitutionalists and End-the-Fed movement led by Republican congressman and 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Making this point for the Keynesians, famed big-government liberal economist and Nobel prize laureate Paul Krugman—who is no fan of Congressman Paul—stated in a NY Times Op-ed piece on Dec. 11, 2011, titled Depression and Democracy, “On the political as on the economic front it’s important not to fall into the ‘not as bad as’ trap. High unemployment isn’t O.K. just because it hasn’t hit 1933 levels; ominous political trends shouldn’t be dismissed just because there’s no Hitler in sight.”

Moreover, Krugman in the past has argued that the U.S. needs some big outside event (even joking about an alien invasion from space) to foster the need for further federal deficit spending and renewed consumer consumption, which he believes was the catalyst for ending the Great Depression—a suggestion with which Paul and Austrian economists vehemently disagree.

Therefore, Washington must dream up another scheme to redirect attention away from an oligarch enriched by the Federal Reserve System and wars, according to Celente.

History is replete with examples of nations, once divided, reversing course to unite behind a president in times of war.  Celente believes that this time is no different and that Iran will serve as Krugman’s Hitler for Washington’s political purposes.

“We’re saying right now that a war with Iran is going to be the beginning of World War III,” said Celente, and added “but what it will do, Chris, it will certainly get the people’s mind off the failing economy, just as it did during the Great Depression and the lead up to World War II.” Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts

Bizarre Market Action Explodes Following Super Tuesday

2012 may turn out to be the year that, when it comes to a close, Americans will feel like they were under the influence of some kind of psychedelic drug.

Massive disconnects between the course Washington is taking us and the vote tallies at the polls and in the markets cannot be much more stark.  It appears that a grand set up for a catastrophe lurks ahead. Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts

Take for instance the past two data points from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  On Friday, the BLS reported 240,000 new jobs were created for the month of January.  For the prior month, the BLS reported 200,000 jobs were created, for a total of 440,000 jobs for the two months.

It suffices to say, government statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, or, as Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn had said more bluntly last year: government statistics should be viewed as “propaganda.”

But the latest two reporting months by the BLS go much, much further than the usual propaganda.  These figures from the BLS are truly bizarre.

“Actual jobs, not seasonally adjusted, are down 2.9 million over the past two months,” stated TrimTabs CEO Charles Biderman in a video posted on zerohedge.com.  “It is only after seasonal adjustments—made at the sole discretion of the Bureau of Labor Statistics economists—that 2.9 million fewer jobs gets translated into 446,000 new seasonally adjusted jobs.”

What would happen to the stock market if the BLS fudged a little—as it does from time to time—and reported, say, a drop of only a million jobs in December and another million in January?  Two million jobs lost surely beats nearly three million lost.

Along with Biderman’s analysis comes an old hand at the markets, Richard Russell.

Famed stock market newsletter publisher Richard Russell has seen it all, the Depression, WWII and all the recessions post-WWII.  He’s been writing for as long as some baby boomers have been alive.  Last week, KWN’s Eric King posted highlights of Russell’s most expressive piece he’s penned in quite some time.

“If you listen carefully, you can hear the heart-beat of the market.  It’s a slow, heavy beat, as if the market is waiting for something, stated Russell.  “That something is going to be BIG.  Bigger than what anyone is expecting.

“The sheer size of this still-forming top is scary.  I think this top will be followed by a phenomenon known as the Kondratief bear cycle, a cycle that can endure for as long as 20 years.  The other name for it is the nuclear winter, a rare and dangerous phenomenon that can last for a generation.”

Either the world is fooled by phony U.S. employment data or the Exchange Stability Fund (ESF) is working overtime.  The disconnect between commerce and the stock market is becoming quite exaggerated.

But an index that gives us a clue to how ridiculous the jobs data have become is the Baltic Dry Index (BDI).  The BDI has crashed.

Below, is a graph of the BDI superimposed on the S&P 500.  Except for the divergence between mid-2005 and mid-2006—a period during which new vessels were entering the market to satisfy crazy GDP growths worldwide from central banking induced global housing boom—the two indexes positively correlate rather well.

But, starting in Q2 of 2010, the BDI headed south while the S&P 500 continued to soar off its March 2009 low.  I appears that U.S. stocks have been ‘pumped’ while the world economy disintegrates in the background.  And according to the BDI, the global economic situation is looking as bad as it was in 2009.

Of course, the S&P 500 pump to match grossly inflated employment statistics from the BLS are politically motivated.  Something must give, but the timing of the reset in the financial markets lies in the hands of Washington—for now.

As long as stocks remain elevated, President Obama may become the favorite against a Mitt Romney candidacy.  Biderman alludes to this obvious ploy.

But if the market crashed tomorrow and the U.S. goes to war with Iran the next day, Republic candidate for president Ron Paul would most likely receive a huge boost to his campaign, as Americans wake up to Paul’s message of peace and liberty from the banker cartel.  Washington fears Paul, but also know its shelf life is limited.  Congressman Paul is 76 years old.

Today, those who believe Paul is off the wall with his message of reality would most likely resonate with millions of more Americans who suddenly began to live in the world of reality.  To them, Paul would make much more sense, and Romney would appear to the voter as another foolish warmonger, especially as the reality of a war with Iran doesn’t jibe with the confident posture of the U.S. hawks.  Iran is no Iraq.

According to The Hill, 49 percent of Americans still think the U.S. should use military force against Iran.

In-the-know geopolitical analysts suggest an attack on Iran would kickoff WWIII.  How many Americans would vote for a WWIII candidate to support Israel?  49 percent?  Not likely.

What percentage of those 49 percent know that a war with Iran is really a proxy war with Russia and China?—maybe the same percentage who still believe Iraq is hiding those WMDs, and still believe the U.S. economy is on the mend?

If The Hill rephrased the question and asked if going to war with Russia and China to do Israel’s bidding is consistent with American values, not many would think the idea was a sane one.

But it may be too late.

Historically, a candidate with a sizable lead following the avalanche of presidential primaries on Super Tuesday ends up getting the nomination to take on a sitting president.  Super Tuesday falls on March 6, with 24 states chiming in, representing 41 percent of Republican delegates.

Coincidentally, in March, the fate of Greece hangs in the balance.  That, too, could be a catalyst for another stock market meltdown and the final nail in the coffin of the U.S. economy—though that nail is coming at some point anyway.  It’s the timing of the event that’s suggested here.

In early January, Gerald Celente issued his 2012 Trends Research forecast.  The gist of the report is: The global financial system could “spiral out of control” some time “by the first quarter of 2012.”  Maybe soon after March 6?  Could Celente have nailed this one?  Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts