Thursday, January 09, 2020


News Links, January 10, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Keep in mind, however, that capitalism and socialism are actually two flavors of industrialism, which is itself unsustainable. -- RF
The Fed Can't Reverse the Decline of Financialization and Globalization
The global economy and financial system are both running on the last toxic fumes of financialization and globalization.

Increasing conflict will be another nail in the airlines' coffin. -- RF

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Middle East Oil Conflict That Could Be Bigger Than The Iran Crisis
It would be an expansion of Operation Oil Grab. NATO knows that its economies and military forces must have the oil. -- RF
• Iran/Iraq
Hardly any country can afford a war. -- RF

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Because the energy sources for renewables are dilute, we need to devote a much larger land area to renewables than to fossil fuels (this is known as energy sprawl). This difference between fossil fuels and renewables is surprisingly large. Interested people could start by reading Smil's Power Density. -- RF
Australia's Wildfires Have Killed Over 1 Billion Animals, Expert Now Estimates
Urgent new 'roadmap to recovery' could reverse insect apocalypse
Phasing out synthetic pesticides and fertilisers and aggressive emission reductions among series of solutions outlined by scientists

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Lawrence Wilkerson on Trump's Iran aggression: same neocon lies, new target (video)
As millions of Iranians mourn the US murder of Qassem Soleimani, ex-Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discuses the parallels between Bush's war on Iraq and Trump's campaign against Iran; the history of US shunning diplomacy with Tehran; and how an addiction to war drives US foreign policy.
Prepare For the Worst From Iran Cyber Attacks, As DHS Issues Warning: Experts
Experts warn that Iran almost certainly now has the cyber tools to inflict physical damage on US critical infrastructure.
Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations
A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America's democracy.
This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó's surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show
The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela's National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump's policy to a dead end.

## US ##

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