Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WORLD MARKETS IN TURMOIL

This screen capture from Breitbart says a lot:



Notice in the upper right hand corner the story that is "touching" the tense headline: SUSAN RICE BLASTS ISRAEL ON TWITTER.

Let's go to Koenig's website. He is also telling us about the growing instability in the world's various markets.



And Koenig gives us information about Susan Rice's gripe with Israel and the reason for her "blasting."



Rice doesn't appreciate Israel's "treatment" of Secretary of State John Kerry. And what has Kerry been up to that Israel has called out?



Yes, Kerry indicated at the meeting in Munich about Israel's future (of all places!) that there might be some U.S. support for, or at least understanding as to why, the world will boycott Israeli goods in an effort to pressure Israel into giving up the Jordan Valley and east Jerusalem.

Kerry slammed by right for 'encouraging' Israel boycott

At the SAME TIME as this indication from Kerry, we see this:

Iran gets first instalment of frozen assets

Excerpts (emphasis mine):

Iran has received the first instalment of $4.2 billion in frozen assets as part of a nuclear deal with world powers . . .

Iran clinched the interim deal in November with the P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany -- and began implementing the agreement on January 20.

Unblocking the funds . . .  is expected to breathe new life into its crippled economy.

"The first tranche of $500 million was deposited in a Swiss bank account . . . 

Iran clinched the interim deal in November with the P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany -- and began implementing the agreement on January 20.

Under the agreement, which is to last six months, Iran committed to limit its uranium enrichment to five percent, halting production of 20 percent-enriched uranium.

In return, the European Union and the United States have eased crippling economic sanctions on Iran.

A senior US administration official told AFP last month that the first $550-million (400-million-euro) instalment of $4.2 billion in frozen assets would be released from February.

"The instalment schedule starts on February 1 and the payments are evenly distributed" across 180 days, the US official said.

Ahhhh, we have 2 dates -- JANUARY 20, and FEBRUARY 1. When did markets start to roil? We have this screenshot to tell us:


What about January 20? ZeroHedge had this on January 21:

The First Domino to Fall: Retail-CRE (Commercial Real Estate)

I linked to this post in my 1/22 NEWS LINKS along with a post about the "real" unemployment number (which the author later retracted) and beside Charles Krauthammer's statement that the Iran "deal" was a "catastrophe" for Israel and Netanyahu would have to act.

Now, flashback to October 7, 2013, and this post from John McTernan:

Financial Armageddon Coming to America

McTernan warns:

The government shutdown occurred at the same time that Obama and Kerry were pressuring Israel to divide the land.

This is why what is happening to America, both politically and economically, is so dangerous. The God of Israel might be using this to divide and weaken America, at the very time Obama is attempting to divide the land of Israel and thus weaken the nation.

Because of the national sin of America, including killing the babies and the homosexual agenda, along with little repentance on part of the church, something is coming as judgment to break the nation. This political divide we are now facing could be the event if it spills over to the economy. . . .

I hope that you are not anchored into this financial system as it is under judgment and about to be destroyed. Please, whatever little time is left, turn to God in prayer, and ask Him for the faith to live without this corrupt system. Please keep your spiritual eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus and the Blessed Hope.

McTernan calls out abortion. I noted in yesterday's NEWS LINKS about California's incredible drought and a flashback to Gov. Brown signing a law in October that would allow non-physicians to perform abortions. Several doctors spoke out about this bill saying it was, in effect, legalizing "back alley" abortions. Frightening, right?

We have to pay attention to what happens in California. Drought can be an extremely significant impact on an economy, and with California, you have the WORLD'S 8TH LARGEST ECONOMY, and the WORLD'S 5TH LARGEST SUPPLIER OF FOOD (wikipedia). As California goes, so goes America.

On October 1st, I posted, THE PROPHETIC SIGN WHEN BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS AT THE U.N. TODAY. In that post I noted that it was a TREMENDOUS PROPHETIC SIGN that Netanyahu was speaking at the U.N. in the midst of a U.S. government that was shutdown and after it had been revealed that Obama had been speaking to Iran on the phone.

Let's make one more note about the screenshot above which shows us CNBC indicates that February may be a really bad month.

The Super Bowl was played on February 2nd. It was February 3, 1959, that a plane crashed killing Buddy Holly, "Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens. The song "American Pie," who some believe to be a tribute to the three and their early deaths, contains an interesting line:

7. But February made me shiver
8. With every paper I’d deliver.
9. Bad news on the doorstep;
10. I couldn’t take one more step.

Interesting, at least to me, that Bruno Mars, during the Super Bowl's half-time show, reminded me of a 1950's singer with his hair swooped up and his snazzy jacket and tie. It was an interesting contrast to see him looking like he would have fit right in with Buddy Holly in a Ritchie Valens' sort of way and standing next to a half-naked Red Hot Chili Pepper. (Several moments of notable symbolism in the Super Bowl half-time show and commercials, but no time to comment on them this morning.)

And the very mysterious viral video, I, Pet Goat 2, contains this one scene:



Note that the S and P is SPECIFICALLY indicated in the right eye, the same market as indicated in the screenshot above.

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NEWS LINKS:

ABORTION: U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Point Since 1973

ANIMAL DIE-OFFS: Seals, polar bears dying, former Japan prime minister blames Fukushima radiation exposure

FUKUSHIMA: Bloomberg: Radiation will be washing up on West Coast; Includes cesium, one of the “most dangerous radionuclides” released

H7N9: China reports 14 more H7N9 cases, 3 fatal

LGBT: Eric Holder to Lecture Swedish Lawmakers on Gay Rights

OBAMA: Claims FOX News has been "absolutely unfair" to him in their reporting

OBAMACARE: ‘If It’s True, Someone’s Going to Prison’: Serious Allegations Hit Oregon’s State Health Insurance Exchange

OBAMACARE: Study: Obamacare will reduce the incomes of most Americans

OBAMACARE: Obama Administration Allowed Our Confidential Information To Be Controlled By Belarus Government

OBAMACARE: Computers not designed to correct errors

SCAM ALERT: Phishing scam sees cell phone users charged if they call back numbers they don't recognise

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Storms, quakes, flares, and starfish die-off