Phantom Phixer: Henry Kissinger on NAFTA as Foundation for New World Order

With NAFTA, U.S. Finally Creates a New World Order By Henry A. Kissinger FULL TEXT (18 July 1993, Los Angeles Times)

“It will represent the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War, and the first step toward the even larger vision of a free-trade zone for the entire Western Hemisphere.” “Since the end of the Cold War. fear of communism can no longer serve as the cement of international order. ” “NAFTA. What Congress will have before it is not a conventional trade agreement but the architecture of a new international system.” “the vital first step for a new kind of community of nations”

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Jan 2

Iran Pays Half Price to Boeing and Airbus

Hassan Rouhani

Iran says it sealed Boeing plane deal at half price

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing airliners in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion.

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Dec 28

Brandon Smith: Donald Trump as the Scapegoat — Wall Street & Federal Reserve Are Setting Him Up….

Brandon Smith

Federal Reserve is now initiating the economic end game

We have heard endless lies and rationalizations…

As I have been arguing for most of the past year, the election of Donald Trump was inevitable and would precede the triggering of the final stage of our ongoing economic crisis. I came to realize that the Fed’s timing of their latest rate hike is highly strategic. Not only does it set the stage for a series of hikes that will crush U.S. stock markets this coming year and finally shock the public out of their fiscal stupor, but it also maneuvers the crisis right into the lap of Donald Trump and the conservative movements that support him.

…the truth is, vigilance is needed now more than ever. I said it before the election and I’ll say it today  do not get comfortable; the times are about to get even more interesting.

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Dec 24

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Defense R&D

Steven Aftergood

Nearly half of all federal research and development dollars go to the Department of Defense, a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes. The Pentagon research budget is more than twice that of the next largest recipient, the Department of Health and Human Services.
The structure of the DoD research budget, which has “its own unique taxonomy,” is described in the new CRS report. See Department of Defense Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E): Appropriations Structure, December 13, 2016:

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Dec 22