Retail sales struggle in Australia. ISM New York barely above contraction point. Manufacturing recession deepens, US has suffered 16 months of contraction. First quarter earnings for corporations are going to be horrific. IMF says when the world suffers they thrive and profit. The Panama Papers have been released to push many different agendas. Obamacare is not working for the people and fewer people have insurance because of it. Poroshenko calls for OSCE police force in the SouthEastern section of Ukraine, this will most likely spark war. US Philippines launch massive naval drill in the South China Sea. US and Turkey now push a new agenda to destabilize Armenia & Azerbaijan. Assad does not trust the US because of the lies. Turkey launches new artillery strikes in Syria. US special forces and coalition troops filling the void of the IS. Cameron says ISIS will use drones to drop dirty bombs. Be prepared for a false flag.
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Current News – 04.04.2016
- Two of the economy’s key growth engines are sputtering, with retail sales flat and declining
- The demand for goods showed an increasingly familiar divergence between to two big south-eastern states, New South Wales and Victoria, and the resources-dependent areas such as Western Australia,
- But the most troubling reading was the employment print, collapsed to just 40.9, the second worst print in the current decade.
- In 60 years, the US economy has not suffered a 16-month continuous YoY drop in Factory orders without being in recession. the Department of Commerce confirmed that this is precisely what the US economy did, when factory orders not only dropped for the 16th consecutive month Y/Y, after declining 1.7% from last month…
- Declines not seen since the Financial Crisis.
- Wall Street is now furiously trying to contain the damage.
- Revenues of the S&P 500 companies are now expected to decline 1.1% in Q1. , at the end of Q4, before companies began reporting their Q4 results, revenues were expected to decline 3.2%. After everything was said and done, revenues as tracked by FactSet actually fell 5.5%.
- the 5th quarter in a row of year-over-year revenue declines, a phenomenon that has never occurred since FactSet started tracking the data in Q3 2008.
- Yet… Despite the booming stock market, which would normally entail a booming IPO market, IPOs are in the worst shape since 2009.
- IMF president Lagarde herself admitted that for the IMF to “thrive”, the world has to “goes downhill“, and that the IMF “to be sustainable” it needs to be “very in touch with our client base.”
- She added that “when the world goes well and we’ve had years of growth, as was the case back in 2006 and 2007, the IMF doesn’t do so well both financially and otherwise“
- It goes without saying that Lagarde’s sole prerogative as the managing director of the IMF is to make sure it “does well.”
- An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents, called the “Panama Papers“, has revealed the hidden financial dealings of some of the world’s wealthiest people, as well as 12 current and former world leaders and 128 more politicians and public officials around the world.
- More than 200,000 companies, foundations and trusts are contained in the leak of information which came from a little-known but powerful law firm based in Panama called Mossack Fonseca, whose files include the offshore holdings of drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders – and wrongdoing galore.
- Finally, for those curious why not a single prominent US name features in the list above, the reason may be found within the snapshot of the non-profit ICIJ’s “funding supporters”:
- “Panama Papers” to push the war on cash.
- Conspicuous by their absence from the initial reporting is a meaningful number of Americans.
- No. Obamacare was about power, control and wealth redistribution. It’s a big government boondoggle designed to transfer wealth, further enrich the medical-pharmaceutical-health insurance complex, limit choices and steal away medical freedom.
- The CBO’s numbers show that Obamacare has, in fact, led to fewer people on private health plans than would have them had Obamacare not been implemented because that same 2013 report declared that without Obamacare, 186 million would have private health insurance. So Obamacare has caused a net short of 9 million people — with 5 million having lost their employer-based plans and 4 million having lost individually-purchased plans.
- And running the numbers out even further, the CBO report shows that between 4 million and 9 million fewer people each year are projected to have employer-based coverage from 2017 through 2026 than would have had Obamacare never been enacted.
- Obamacare has done nothing to improve the health insurance options of the people, but has done much to reduce them and make them more expensive.
- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that he would call for an armed Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) police mission to be stationed in the country’s war-torn southeast.
- “A permanent presence of a special OSCE monitoring mission, both on the contact line, in arms storage locations and along the uncontrolled segment of the Russian-Ukrainian border, would guarantee a ceasefire. OSCE missions posts must be placed there, and they must be armed,”
- , involving about 8,000 American and Filipino military. Troops are training to ensure maritime security in the region, where China bolsters its military presence continuously.
- To make sure that importance of the exercise is well understood by other players in the region, the US defense secretary is going to pay a first-ever visit to the maneuvers. Ash Carter is expected to be observing the exercise next week.
- the joint task force is going to get trained to respond to any situation that could possibly occur in the region, which according to Toolan “absolutely” includes a hypothetical security crisis with China in the South China Sea.
- The U.S. is deploying 12 F-15C Eagles and approximately 350 airmen to Iceland and the Netherlands
- Iceland is the only country in NATO that does not have a military
- The F-15s are part of the U.S.’s Theater Security Packages, a rotational force used to augment existing Air Force capabilities in Europe
- The aircraft are scheduled to remain in Europe through September
- Setting the stage for a potential major new clash in western Libya, the UN-backed “unity government” is threatening the nation’s top cleric, saying they will send his name to Interpol as an enemy of democracy for opposing them.
- The Grand Mufti had issued a statement yesterday urging the unity government to leave the capital city of Tripoli, echoing calls for the municipal government. Ghariani warned they won’t recognize a government that arrived in a foreign ship backed by foreign troops.
- The group isn’t seen as having much domestic support,
- In a statement released on Monday, the Government of National Accord (GNA) ordered “the freezing of bank accounts belonging to ministries, agencies and bodies as well as public institutions funded by the public treasury”.
- As Libya’s unity government shows signs of taking hold, the United States and European allies are developing a plan to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in the north African country.
- The establishment of a unity government is a key precondition for launching an international stabilization effort and to help combat a ISIL’s growing presence, U.S. officials said.
- The U.S. plans to launch intensified attacks against ISIL’s Libyan branch, which is based in the coastal city of Sirte
- Hostilities erupted on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Both sides are accusing each other of using machine guns and mortars.
- The situation in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region is more than tense. The local militia has claimed that they have shot down an Azeri helicopter. Baku denied the information. The militia also claimed that they were shelled by MLRS Grad.
- the Turkish government keeps putting spokes into others’ wheels. This time Ankara is working to destabilize relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan by supporting Baku’s aggressive policies in Nagorno-Karabakh,
- The Turkish government supports Azerbaijan and is interested in maintaining the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, seeking to destabilize the nearby countries.
- both sides accusing each other of violating the ceasefire that has been in place since 1994.
- The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh began in 1988, when the Armenian-dominated autonomous region sought to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, before proclaiming independence after the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991. In September 2015, the conflict escalated, with the sides blaming each other for violating the truce.
- Lavrov and Kerry condemned the attempts of certain ‘external players’ to fuel up the confrontation in Karabakh,” the statement reads.
- The resumption of hostilities this weekend, however, comes just days after Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, calling for an “ultimate resolution” to the conflict.
- Plan U.S.A.?
- Is it because Armenia refused to become a NATO base? According to the NATO website*** dated March 10, 2016 Armenia would be a basis for the establishment of partnerships. NATO would, therefore, try to support Armenia in its intent to keep Nagorno-Karabakh and to infiltrate the lines of Russian diplomacy?
- Turkish armed forces on Saturday launched artillery strikes on ISIS positions in Syria,
- Turkish artillery fired shells from howitzers positioned in its border region of Kilis around the town of Azaz in northern Syria,
- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) must either surrender or be “neutralized,” stressing that the time for peace talks is over.
- An Iranian military official says commandos from an Iranian army unit have been deployed to Syria on an advisory mission.
- Iran maintains military advisers in Syria, where the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is fighting an array of foreign-backed militant forces, including, but not limited to, those of the Daesh terrorist group.
- The Iranian advisory presence comes as part of defense agreements reached between the governments of Iran and Syria.
- That the West can’t be trusted is the most important lesson Syria has learned during five years of civil war, Syrian President Bashar Assad said
- “The most important lesson we have learned, but I suppose we knew it all along, is that the West is not honest. Western countries are dishonest,” Assad stressed.
- The US, EU and their allies “are pursuing a policy far removed from the principles of international law and the United Nations” and because of that “it is impossible to rely upon the West to solve any issue,” he said.
- Qatar warned on Saturday that Syrian government air strikes that killed more than 30 people including children in a rebel-held town near Damascus could “torpedo” a fragile ceasefire in the country.
- Saudi Arabia also accused Syria of violating the ceasefire .
- The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war.
- Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria,
- It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a rosier picture of progress in the war.
- The United States is moving to “fill the void” in Syria as the proxy army is forced out.
- US military officials have stated that special forces are being deployed into Syria to “capitalize on the gains” made against the Daesh terrorist group on the ground,
- what that says is that whatever gains have been made, the US is now moving quickly to fill in the void,”
- The additional US forces in Syria will establish sites where they would train militants and eventually provide them with weapons.
“The United States is not really stepping up the fight against ISIS (Daesh), it is stepping up the fight against Russia… this is an attempt to outmaneuver the Kremlin when it comes to the battlefield in Syria,”
- PM Cameron warns risk of group getting nuclear material ‘only too real’
- ISIS terrorists are planning to use drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities in a horrific “dirty bomb” attack, David Cameron has warned.
- World leaders are concerned that jihadists want to buy basic drones that are widely available online to transport radioactive material into the heart of major cities in a strike that could kill