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Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: Lt. General William Boykin (retired) told TruNews Radio Tuesday that the U.S. economy of the United States “is just about the break” and collapse. And when the dam gives way, severe food shortages and pervasive violence throughout America will warrant, in his opinion, an executive declaration of martial law.
“I’ll be very honest with you; the situation in America could be such that martial law is actually warranted, and that situation in my view could occur if we had an economic collapse,” said Boykin, a former CIA Deputy Director of Special Activities. Get my next ALERT 100% FREE
“The dam is just about to break on our economy, and I think when it does, there’s going to be a major disruption of the distribution of food,” he added. “And I think what you’ll see particularly in the inner cities is you will see riots, civil unrest that ultimately might justify martial law.”
Though the U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of agriculture, in the case of a currency collapse, producers will withhold shipments to retailers and consumers unable to pay in a currency other than U.S. dollars. For a time, barter will take the place of currency for those living in rural areas, but for the majority of Americans living in cities and adjacent suburbs, food shortages can emerge within 24 hours.
“I think those people that are not in the major cities are going to be far better off, but it could actually justify martial law,” Boykin continued. “And I’m praying that we will not see that kind of collapse, we won’t see a disruption of the distribution of food in America. That’s probably the single biggest problem.”
Recommendations by “prepper” organizations and a handful of governments (as in the case of Utah and some municipalities) to include storing enough nonperishable food to last a month to 90 days have become commonplace during the four-year-long economic recession, as the history of currency collapses throughout the world demonstrate that for a meaningful period of time food will not be available at grocery stores, food pantries and other collective emergency food supplies.
Recent examples of food shortages due to rapid currency devaluations include Argentina in 2002; Cuba, following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989; and in Zimbabwe during its currency collapse of the late 2000s.
Although, the U.S. is not expected to match Zimbabwe in intensity and duration of inflation (89 sextillion percent in 2008), all nations undergo a period of profound dislocation of commerce during a currency devaluation, which may range from as little as several weeks to several months. At that time, food becomes the king of all commodities while government reestablishes a new workable currency to reestablish normal commerce once again.
“If people can eat, they can survive for some period of time while we get through the economic crisis and reestablish currency, and systems, and all that,” said Boykin. “But if they can’t eat, you know, they’re going to fight. And that’s my big concern.”
From his intelligence, as well as from numerous publicly-available anecdotal testimonies and leaked government documents, the U.S. military has been preparing with local law enforcement for a coming crisis. Boykin strongly advises the public to make preparations for the most likely scenario of a coming breakdown of the food distribution channels in America during a dollar collapse.
“For me, I have three months of food stored. I have a bunch of other essentials that I have stored in my home,” he said. “And my wife and I are preparing for this.
“Now a lot of people call us, you know, foolish, for that kind of attitude,” he added. “But I would tell you that I’m not going to be unprepared, and I think people should be prepared now for some disruption. You know this economic collapse is a very strong possibility. We need to get ready for it, and we need to be thinking through and developing plans for how we’re going to react to it.”
[The handiwork of Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan. Remember, these Sunni terrorists consider all other faiths to be unbelievers, “Kafirs,” who are enemies of God. Thank you Faqir Mohammed.]
Nineteen people were injured in the explosion during Friday’s prayers in the Dawlatzai village, where the bomb had been planted in the mosque’s mehrab (arch).
“Targeting fasting worshippers by planting bombs in mosques is a clear insult to the holy religion of Islam,” Karzai said in a statement. The attack proved the enemies of Afghanistan wanted to torture the innocent people, he added.
Meanwhile, the US embassy in Kabul said the attack against an innocent congregation during the holy month of Ramazan further demonstrated the insurgents had no respect for the safety and security of the Afghan people.
“Our sympathies go out to those affected by yesterday’s bombing, and we wish a speedy recovery to the wounded,” a statement from the embassy said.
It added the US would continue to work with the Afghan people and government for a stable, prosperous and democratic Afghanistan that no longer has to suffer from terrorist acts.
ISLAMABAD: There are 46 insurgent camps in Balochistan in addition to 24 training camps in the vicinity of Kandahar in Afghanistan which are to foment unrest in that province, Interior Minister Rehman Malik informed the Senate on Friday.
Winding up a debate over the Balochistan situation, the minister claimed that Pakistan’s friends and foes, who had vested interest in the mineral-rich province, were equally involved in financing and backing militants in Balochistan .
According to Malik, evidence suggested that as many as 36 of the training camps were “operating in small pockets” and they were being harboured by India, adding that the matter had been taken up with the Indian authorities without any success.
Terming farari camps as the root cause of the Balochistan unrest, Malik called for their elimination through “some monitoring mechanism, to nip the evil in the bud”.
Although no date was fixed, the House decided to have an in-camera briefing from the interior minister along with officials of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and other law-enforcement agencies to ascertain facts. The date for the briefing would be finalised soon.
Assuring the upper house of parliament that he would inform the Senators about the “current security situation”, the minister said that lawlessness had made people’s lives miserable. “Give me an opportunity and I will tell you what our friends are up to…forget the enemies [and] let me share with you what our friends are doing to us,” he offered.
In his winding up speech, Malik discussed countless evidence on the Balochistan situation, detailing India and Afghanistan’s role in creating hatred among the Baloch people against Pakistan. Without naming “friendly countries”, Malil reiterated his request for an in-camera briefing on the issue.
Presenting proof of training camps inside Afghanistan, he gave a number of official letters written by none other than the Afghan government to its security agencies, calling for funding “dissidents to create Bangladesh-like situation in Balochistan”.
Accusing India and Afghanistan of facilitating the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army’s (BLA) fugitive leader Brahamdagh Bugti, he said that both countries were helping his (Brahamdagh’s) men in Pakistan in connection with obtaining visas, passports, financing, including provision of arms and ammunition, to carryout terrorist acts in the province.
Malik also showed proof of camps where insurgents were being trained near Kandhar and elsewhere in Afghanistan. These terrorists, he said, were later sent to Pakistan “to carry out what they are trained”. The minister insisted that no compromise would be made on the national interest and all decisions regarding opening of North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (Nato) supply route had been made keeping in view the “dignity and sovereignty of Pakistan”.
Responding to a point of order raised by Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F)‚ Malik said that the memorandum of understanding signed for the restoration of Nato supply route “will be made public”.
“We’ve not budged from our stand to implement recommendations of joint resolutions made by parliament. We still stick to them [and] further decisions will be taken in the light of parliamentary resolutions,” he maintained.
To another point of order raised by Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) over the law and order situation in Karachi‚ he said security arrangements in the Sindh metropolis had improved a lot by reducing sectarian and ethnic polarisation. Malik claimed that the total number of missing persons in Balochistan was 36, in Punjab it was 222 and 100 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan had made tireless efforts to recover these people. He went on saying that the government under the directions of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court would find a solution to the issue, adding that he would provide all details about missing persons to the apex court as directed.
The house was prorogued indefinitely.
[All British news about Syria is fake news.]
Aug 3 (Reuters) – Thomson Reuters said the blogging platform of the Reuters News website was compromised on Friday and a false posting purporting to carry an interview with a Syrian rebel leader was illegally posted on a Reuters’ journalist’s blog.
“Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday,” the company said in a statement. “Our blogging platform was compromised and fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists.”
One of the false posts purported to be an interview with Riad al-Asaad, the head of the Free Syrian Army.
“Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted,” the Reuters statement said.
In the purported interview, the FSA leader was alleged to have said his forces were pulling back from the northern province of Aleppo after clashes with the Syrian army.
The Free Syrian Army issued a statement denying that any such interview had taken place, and blamed President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the false posting.
The report “was fabricated by the regime, as it seems the news agency was hacked”, it said in a statement.
Thomson Reuters had no immediate information on who was behind the hacking.
Reuters journalists in Aleppo have reported Free Syrian Army fighters are still present in the city and outlying province.
The Reuters.com blogging platform was taken offline on Friday while the company works to address the problem.
Sweden’s ambassador to Belarus was in for a big surprise – but it wasn’t a teddy bear’s picnic.
In the wake of a pro-democracy teddy drop from a Swedish plane in Belarussian airspace, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt claimed Belarus had expelled the Swedish ambassador, but Minsk saw it otherwise as its Foreign Ministry spokesman explained.
“Mr. Stefan Eriksson worked in Minsk for about 7 years. This is a long term. During all this time his activities were aimed not at the strengthening of relations between Belarus and Sweden but on their erosion. We are ready to make efforts to maintain the constructive nature of our relations. At the same time, if the Swedish side will seek to aggravate the situation, we will be forced to react adequately,” he said.
In retaliation, Bildt has said that Belarus’ incoming ambassador would not be welcome and two other diplomats have been asked to leave.
Meanwhile in Belarus, a blogger who posted photos of the bear drop on his own website is being held in Amerikanka prison and could face seven years in jail if found guilty.