Thursday, April 21, 2016

Movements Against Arming #Saudis Growing Rapidly


Human rights groups and others call for arms embargo, accuse US, UK, France, and Canada of complicity in war crimes


Saudi soldiers fire artillery at the Saudi border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)


The flow of weapons to Saudi Arabia over the past year has "facilitated appalling crimes," according to leading international human rights groups, which argue that the United States and other western nations are thus complicit in the killing of thousands of Yemeni civilians.

Image result for obama trudeau dinnerTo mark the nearly one year since the Saudi-led coalition began bombing Yemen, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are renewing the call for an international arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, while singling out the U.S., the United Kingdom, and France for their "complicity in the unlawful airstrikes."

Since March 25, 2015, when the Arab state coalition began its air assault, Amnesty estimates that more than 3,000 civilians including 700 children have been killed and at least 2.5 million people have been displaced from their homes. The United Nations puts the death toll much higher, estimating as many as 6,200 civilians killed by the coalition fighting.


The anniversary of the bombing campaign falls less than two weeks after perhaps the deadliest attack yet, during which fighter jets bombed a market in Yemen’s northern province of Hajjah, killing about 120 people including more than 20 children.



The Greenland Summer Melt Season Just Started in April

melt season that usually starts as May rolls into June and has never iniated before May 5th just began on April 11 That's 24 days ahead of the previous record and more than a month and a half ahead of the typical melt start. 
Greenland sees record-smashing early ice sheet melt 



Arctic ice loss

Since 2003, Greenland has lost more than 272 Tkg of ice a year, and that affects the way the Earth wobbles in a manner similar to a figure skater lifting one leg while spinning. On top of that, West Antarctica loses 124 Tkg and East Antarctica gains about 74 Tkg, helping tilt the wobble further. They all combine to pull polar motion toward the east


Three Unprecedented Meetings Set the Markets on Edge  


Demand for both physical and paper currencies is through the roof. What is happening? What has the markets so spooked and why is the canary in the coal mine crying out in pain? Perhaps there is more to this market than meets the eye.
Of course, it has been that way ever since the banking elite took control of the money system and systematically dismantled what little freedom we once had in regards to our money. Yet, from time to time, information leaks out and the tinfoil hat that so many of us in the precious metals community are accused of wearing can safely be removed.
The latest leaked news has set conspiracy and market speculators’ heads spinning. Last week saw an unprecedented event occur, when both the President and Vice President attended a "closed-door" meeting with Janet Yellen and FED board members.
This is unheard of and is truly shocking to market participants, as rumors now abound as to what could have caused such a serious meeting to occur. Is an unknown disaster rapidly approaching? Are the markets set for an implosion of epic proportions? Or were they just sitting down for a friendly chat? The latter is very unlikely and is, of course, sarcasm, even if we wish it were not.
After this meeting, two more extraordinary meetings were leaked that occurred over the course of a few days. What has been rumored is that a crisis is indeed in the works, and it is in regards to a "bank supervisory matter." What bank? What is happening? Why is it happening? These are just a few of the questions that people are desperately grasping answers for.

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