Failed State Update with Krugman and Roberts

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

In theory, a near worthless dollar is great for American manufacturers, American jobs. Lower costs for American goods means US exports should rise, reducing our trade deficit and helping pay off the national debt! That’s the theory, the rationale behind Richard Nixon’s decision to take the […]

We Saw This Coming – American Falls Into Its Own Trap

As long ago as November 2000 ICPS discussed: Indo-Russian Relations: Perspectives

Q: The US is using terrorism to engulf Russia, India and China. It is not keen on cooperation in this field. Hence it is imperative for these three countries to develop cooperation in this field.

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Burma Millions Vulnerable and China Earthquake May Be Man-Made

UN raises Burma cyclone estimate The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by Burma’s cyclone to 2.5m people.

The figure was revised up from the 1.5m previously thought to be in need, following the storm 12 days ago.

Since Cyclone Nargis struck, hardly any foreign aid workers […]

Iran-Pakistan-India Nexus – The New Silk Road

Iran moving into the big league Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s three-nation tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India and the welter of agreements and understandings reached between Tehran and these governments serve notice beyond the mere issue of energy security and Iran’s expanding role in the sub-continent’s […]

It Boils Down To Guns Or Food

Meanwhile, South Africa has said it won’t stop a shipment of weapons from China being transported across its territory to Zimbabwe.

Reports say a Chinese cargo ship anchored off the South African port of Durban is carrying 3m rounds of ammunition and 1,500 rockets.

Like, Zimbabwe needs more guns. Its […]

Deprogramming: Political And Religious Mind Control

Wiki: Deprogramming refers to actions that attempt to force a person to abandon allegiance to a religious or political group. Methods and practices typically involve violent kidnapping and coercion.

Ted Patrick, one of the pioneers of deprogramming, used a confrontational method:

“When you deprogram people, you force them to think…But I keep […]

Expect Tibet Protesters To Follow The Torch

The Free Tibet Campaign insist that they do not wish to disrupt the relay, and will only stage fittingly peaceful protests. They are holding the Tibetan Freedom Torch Rally which is an alternative event for those declining to attend the Olympic torch relay.

Clashes along Olympic torch route

Thirty-five arrests have been […]

Strategic Timing – China Reveals Iran Nuclear Antics To IAEA

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — China gave the International Atomic Energy Agency intelligence about Iran’s nuclear program despite Beijing’s opposition to harsh U.N. Security Council sanctions on Tehran, according to diplomats familiar with the matter.

A Chinese decision to provide information for a probe into Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program could […]

U.S. Economy Tanks As Iraq Costs $12 Billion Per Month

Bravo Bush another failure to add to you legacy and our future, the Iraq war will now cost $12 billion a month. I’m sure China loves all those loans with all that interest which we will never get out from under. That MBA Bush got is really paying off…..for Chinese investors.

Fiscal responsibility […]