ITS AN INVISIBLE WAR UNLESS YOU ARE REALLY
compiled by Dee Finney
The American People Must
Grab Their Freedom Now
By Benjamin Fulford
The United States is about to go bankrupt. What happens next
depends on the American people. We could either have World War 3
accompanied by genocide or World Peace followed by an era of
The situation in the US depends largely on whether the white hats
in the Pentagon and the alphabet soup of government agencies take
down the financial oligarchs. The important thing for them to
realize is that the financial system you have lived in was nothing
but a giant mirage designed to blind the American people from
reality. Now that the financial system is collapsing, you will
realize that you still have your factories, your military might,
your land, your know-how and your people. All you need is to put
your best minds at work to come up with a new system controlled by
the people and not by a secret inter-married clan of Satan
worshippers. You will realize that you have been enslaved in your
own land by a parasitical financial class. These people got their
hands on the dollar printing machine back in 1913. They then used
a combination of bribes, murder and propaganda to slowly, slowly
capture the once free people of America.
The people of the rest of the world will provide the people of
America with generous financing to rebuild their schools, their
infrastructure, their factories etc. as soon as you have freed
yourself of the Satanists. The Pentagon and the military
industrial complex will also be generously funded and offered a
chance to become the core of a world army in charge of defending
the planet and exploring the universe.
If the American people do not act, the Satanists will use their
army of Blackwater mercenaries to put at least a million
free-thinking Americans into concentration death camps. They will
then install a horrific totalitarian slave state that will attempt
to kill as many people as possible throughout the planet. They
have been preparing a secret army in giant underground bases
complete with suppressed technology capabilities such as
anti-gravity and the control of vast amounts of primeval energy.
A source in the British Royal Family tells me the fiscal year end
of your secret government is September 30th. He says a financial
"black hole" will be evident on October 5th. The reason, he says,
is that the European branch of the Western secret government, as
well as governments throughout the world, have been robbed by the
Bush/Clinton/Rockefeller clan of Satan worshipping Nazis. They
have told them to pay up or be cut off from the rest of the world
financial system. Of course, they cannot pay up because they have
been spending all that money on project blue-beam, a planned fake
Armageddon . The Rothschilds, whose real name is Bauer, are also a
nasty bunch and their system in Europe may also implode, and if
so, good riddance. However, it is important at this point to offer
an amnesty to all members of the secret government who pledge to
work for world peace and against the planned nightmare scenario.
That might even mean plugging your noses and agreeing to work with
the nuclear loving, tree-hugging fake CO2 global warming crowd. If
we isolate the truly nasty Thule Society and Skull and Bones Nazis
from the rest of the secret government, then a war scenario
becomes increasingly unlikely.
The American people also need to install an interim government to
replace the Bush regime and dismantle the Zionist propaganda
machine before holding free and fair elections. That will mean
replacing the puppet-actors McCain and Obama with real candidates.
The members of the Senate and House who received Zionist bribes
will also have to resign an appear before a truth committee.
Once the American people are free, a cornucopia of SF-like
wondrous technology that has been kept in the hands of the secret
government will be made available to humanity as a whole. Multiple
US government sources tell me these technologies include free
energy, warp-speed space travel, star-gate portals and more. As
long as humanity ends its war-like ways and stops it ceaseless
tribal warfare, it will enter an era so wonderful that nothing
before, except perhaps the Cambrian explosion, will compare.
Americans now hold the future of humanity in their hands. What
will it be: death and horror or freedom in a new golden age? What
happens in the next few weeks will determine what happens over the
next several billion years. We will either be allowed to expand
exponentially out into the universe or we will be once again
reduced to a primitive miserable state locked on the surface of a
tiny vulnerable planet.
People of America, the eyes of the world are now on you.
U.S. should stop importing from China
From Bishop W. Bower,
dog, cat and now chicken, cow and hog feed. In other
words, everything we Americans consume in the food chain
that's coming into this country from China is poisoned.
America had better wake up to this new possible terrorist
We already know the world hates us. We are in the
same boat as Israel, so why should we purchase a food
product from a country like China? We already know China
is a filthy country (with) slack or no regulations at all.
I understand this poison is now in toothpaste and has
killed people in Panama.
I also understand that China is now building weapons
for world domination. It is a known fact that China is
severely overpopulated, and for China to survive they have
no other choice but to acquire more land.
I think we should shut down all, and I do mean all,
trade with China. This would help clean up our food supply
and bring jobs back to America. As stated earlier, China
is a filthy and extremely polluted country and with no
desire to pass laws to regulate their own country's
Prior to putting a halt on trade from China, as I
know it takes much time for our government to implement
these changes, every food product that comes into this
country from China should be stamped "China," and if a
farmer in America feeds his animals with anything coming
from China, then let the consumer decide if they want to
take a chance and feed contaminated food from China to
Just before sending this letter to the editor, I see
on CNN News a distributing company in Florida had to
recall hundreds of thousands of tubes of toothpaste
contaminated with an antifreeze ingredient. The name of
the toothpaste is Shir, imported from China and, to top
that off, I just heard that China is exporting
contaminated blood. I wonder how many of our wounded
military is being injected with contaminated blood
imported from China?
Please call your senators, congressman and state
representatives to put a stop on all goods from China.
Made in China’ difficult to avoid
Safety concerns leading shoppers to hunt
for non-Chinese goods
By DIRK LAMMERS - The Associated Press
Poisoned pet food. Seafood laced with
potentially dangerous antibiotics. Toothpaste
tainted with an ingredient in antifreeze.
Tires missing a key safety component.
U.S. shoppers may be forgiven if they
are becoming leery of Chinese-made goods and
are trying to fill their shopping carts with
products free of ingredients from that
The trouble is, that might be almost
Chinese exports have been in the
spotlight since the deaths of dogs and cats in
North America attributed to tainted Chinese
wheat gluten, followed by recent recall of
Chinese-made radial tires and an alert last
week by the Food and Drug Administration,
warning about contaminated Chinese seafood.
My family hit some stores to see how
hard it would it be for the average consumer
to avoid the “Made in China” label — even for
just a week.
My sons’ well-worn sneakers were
starting to resemble sandals, so our family
headed to the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls, S.D.
in search of a couple of cheap pairs to get
the boys, ages 10 and 12, through the summer.
The quest began in the J.C. Penney shoe
department. We soon found out this was going
to be no easy task: Adidas, made in China;
Skechers, made in China; Reebok, made in
We finally found some New Balance shoes,
and I recalled reading that the company still
makes some running shoes in the United States.
The first few said “Made in China,” but then
we spotted three adult styles marked “Made in
the USA of imported materials.”
To be sure, some of the products were
made in other Asian nations — including
Indonesia — but their exports have not been
called into question as China’s have.
Shopping for non-China-made groceries at
our local grocery store seemed to be
presenting few challenges, but it turned out
to be more of a case of blissful ignorance
than well-informed consumerism.
Products in nonfood aisles communicated
their origins better than their edible
counterparts. Labels of Suave shampoo, Dial
hand soap, Kleenex tissues, Ziploc bags, Solo
cups, Bounty napkins, Tide laundry detergent,
SOS pads and Dawn dish detergent all read
“Made in USA,” although none of the labels got
specific about the ingredients.
Toothpaste was a bit more confusing — a
concern considering that some brands of
toothpaste made in China recently were found
to contain a chemical called diethylene
glycol, which is used to make antifreeze.
Aquafresh said “Made in USA” right on
the box, but boxes of Crest and Colgate named
only the companies that distributed the
product, Procter & Gamble Co. and
Colgate-Palmolive Co. respectively.
Procter & Gamble on its Web site says
the Crest toothpaste found in stores is made
in North America, not China. Colgate-Palmolive
on its site says Colgate toothpaste is safe
regardless of where the company manufactures
The labels on most food products we
looked at were of little help.
The 2002 Farm Bill passed by Congress
mandated country-of-origin labeling for
seafood, beef, lamb, pork, fish, fruits,
vegetables and peanuts, but the Bush
administration has delayed its implementation
for everything except seafood until October
Some fruits and vegetables sported
voluntary stickers, but shoppers always should
consider the calendar when shopping for
produce, as stores get a lot of fresh fruits
and vegetables from Central and South America
during winter months.
None of the sweets in the candy aisle
said “Made in China,” but most of them
probably are made with at least one ingredient
that originated there, said William Hubbard, a
former U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Companies in China produce about 80
percent of the world’s wheat gluten, common in
most breads, cakes and cookies, and 80 percent
of its sorbic acid, a preservative used in
just about everything, he said.
My boys have been asking to get their
own tennis rackets, so we headed to a couple
of sporting-goods stores and Wal-Mart.
All of the rackets we found were made in
China, but at least we were able to pick up a
can of Penn tennis balls that were made in
We moved a couple of aisles down to
Wal-Mart’s toy section and found tons of
products originating in China, including
action figures, vehicles, stuffed animals and
Packages of Hot Wheels miniature cars,
once a U.S.-made icon, now read, “Made in
China, Malaysia or Thailand as marked.”
Matchbox cars hail from either China or
The classic capitalist board game
Monopoly still qualifies, though with a
caveat. “Made in the USA with dice and tokens
made in China,” the box reads.
The diddle kingdom
Jul 5th 2007 | HONG
From The Economist print
Tainted Chinese goods prompt
safety scares around the world
IT HAS been a rough few months
for China's exporters. In March
tainted pet food originating in China
was found to be killing animals in
America. Since then Chinese shipments
of toxic toothpaste, toys and seafood,
as well as hundreds of thousands of
faulty tyres, have all caused big
safety scares. The defective goods
that have long bedevilled Chinese
consumers are beginning to spread to
the outside world—a trend that is
exacerbating concern about China's
Tales of dangerously shoddy
manufacturing within China are nothing
new. In 2004 bogus baby formula killed
dozens of infants. More recently the
Chinese media have reported half a
dozen dead and many ill from a flawed
antibiotic, 11 dead from tainted
injections, 56 people ill as a result
of contaminated meat, toxic snacks
pulled off shelves and fake blood
protein discovered in hospitals. In
May the head of the agency that
regulates Chinese food and drugs,
Zheng Xiaoyu, was sentenced to death
for accepting bribes in exchange for
licences to produce fake drugs and
medical devices. And this week a
report from the General Administration
of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine, China's standards
watchdog, said that 20% of domestic
products tested had failed to meet
But safety lapses have only
recently begun to attract the
attention of foreigners. On July 1st
Charles Schumer, an American senator
who is a vocal critic of China, issued
a report noting that 60% of goods
recalled by America's main safety
regulator came from China. In June
alone, the report says, dangerous
faults or poisons prompted the recall
of 68,000 folding chairs, 2,300 toy
barbecue grills, 1.2m space heaters,
5,300 earrings, 1.5m “Thomas the Tank
Engine” toy trains and 19,000
children's necklaces. America's Food
and Drug Administration has also
rejected several shipments of
contaminated food from China this
year, and a wholesaler in New Jersey
has recalled Chinese chocolates
containing potentially carcinogenic
Skittish Americans are not the
only ones worried about Chinese
exports. In Panama around 100 people
are reported to have died after
ingesting tainted cough syrup from
China. In Hong Kong, stores routinely
sell staple goods such as eggs and
milk from China more cheaply than
those from other countries—a good
indicator of the perceived danger.
Legislators in the territory upbraided
the government for lax safety
standards on July 4th. In response, it
pledged to develop a food supply
“traceability system” to find and
remedy problems at their source—in
China. The European Union has also
Poor countries where
manufacturing is booming often
struggle to maintain quality standards
at first. “Made in Japan” and “Made in
Korea” were once synonymous with
shoddiness. Post-war Japan was also an
environmental disaster. Eugene Smith's
photographs of the victims of mercury
poisoning in Minamata Bay became
international symbols of
industrialisation gone awry. But the
Chinese government's reflexive
secrecy, as well as widespread
corruption and tight curbs on the
press, probably make matters worse.
Mr Schumer fears that many
faults are never detected. After all,
in America as in most countries, only
a relatively small proportion of
imports is inspected. Moreover,
numerous agencies have the power to
monitor and block shipments, creating
a bureaucratic quagmire. He proposes
an import tsar to oversee the scrutiny
of Chinese goods. But critics of the
proposal fear that such a figure would
be susceptible to political pressure,
and would soon resort to protectionism
in the name of safety.
Besides, the problem might be
solving itself. One manufacturer in
southern China recalls how a factory
dumped dyes in the water supply in the
1990s, turning all the locals' clothes
blue—and doubtless wreaking havoc with
their insides too. That factory has
now closed. Another manager recalls
appalling conditions at a juice
factory that led, mercifully, to
closure. Today a more typical factory
would be one of PepsiCo's Chinese
plants, he says, with safety standards
among the most stringent in the world.
Such improvements are driven by
enlightened self-interest. Many
manufacturers are aware of what a slur
the phrase “Made in China” has become,
and are taking precautions to preserve
their reputations. Small and
ill-supervised suppliers and
subcontractors have been responsible
for many of the worst disasters. So
Coca-Cola has banned its
subcontractors from subcontracting
again, to ensure strict quality
control. McDonald's, aware that one
bad hamburger could destroy its
reputation, has gone even further,
setting up a whole proprietary supply
chain within China with more than 40
facilities producing beef, chicken,
lettuce, cucumbers, rolls and even
special sauce. And companies such as
Li & Fung vie to help manufacturers
monitor their supply chains and
improve the quality of the goods they
Perhaps the most encouraging
aspect of the recent scandals is that
they are emerging at all. For the
first time in decades, the Chinese
government has gone so far as to
appoint respected professionals who
are not members of the Communist party
to run the ministries of science and
health. Both of the ministers
concerned have studied and worked in
Europe. The better they do their jobs,
the greater the number of scandals and
problems that are likely to emerge.
Last week the government said it had
shut down 180 food factories in the
past six months. If the quality of
Chinese manufacturing is to improve,
the first step is to expose its flaws.
China quality watchdog says
meat from diseased animals
found in local markets
By Scott McDonald
12:27 p.m. June 22, 2007
The Chinese government
warned Friday that some of
the country's markets were
selling tainted meat and
threatened tough punishment
against those behind the
China is fighting to
international criticism for
exporting unsafe products –
from tainted pet food to
popular children's toys made
with lead paint – ahead of
next summer's Olympic Games
“Recently, the illegal
selling of pork from pigs
which died of disease was
discovered in some parts of
the country,” the General
Administration of Quality
Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine said in a notice
posted on its Web site.
The agency did not give
specific examples, but
reports of people becoming
sick after eating tainted or
poisoned food occur almost
daily in China.
Anyone caught selling the
tainted meat would be
“severely dealt with,” the
The notice also said meat
that had been injected with
water was being sold in
Pork prices have jumped
by more than 40 percent over
the past year, partly due to
a shortage caused by the
spread of blue-ear disease.
The ailment, also called
porcine reproductive and
respiratory syndrome, does
not affect people but can be
fatal for pigs.
China's government says
the disease has killed at
least 18,000 pigs. Premier
Wen Jiabao appeared on
national television last
month to assure the
government is tackling the
problem, but many farmers
have stopped raising pigs,
has been rejected by several
countries from Latin America
to Asia, while Chinese wheat
gluten tainted with the
chemical melamine was blamed
for dog and cat deaths in
Other products turned
away by U.S. inspectors
include toxic monkfish,
frozen eel and juice made
with unsafe color additives.
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission last week
announced a voluntary recall
of dozens of Thomas &
Friends Wooden Railway Toys.
Some of the wildly popular
toy train sets – a spinoff
from the British television
series for youngsters – were
manufactured in southern
China and contained
potentially poisonous lead
Another case unfolded
earlier this week after a
company was found reusing
the filling from
two-year-old rice dumplings.
Officials in Anhui province
ordered a recall of all
“zongzi” – a traditional
snack made of glutinous rice
and other fillings usually
wrapped in bamboo leaves –
made by the manufacturer.
Associated Press Avoiding 'Made in China'
Labels Not Easy
By DIRK LAMMERS
06.29.07, 6:52 PM ET
Poisoned pet food.
Seafood laced with
with an ingredient in
missing a key safety
shoppers may be
forgiven if they are
becoming leery of
Chinese-made goods and
are trying to fill
their shopping carts
with products free of
ingredients from that
country. The trouble
is, that may be almost
Chinese exports have
been in the spotlight
since the deaths of
dogs and cats in North
America attributed to
tainted Chinese wheat
gluten, followed by
this week's recall of
tires and an alert
Thursday by the Food
My family hit
some stores to see how
hard it would it be
for the average
consumer to avoid the
"Made in China" label
- even for just a
were starting to
resemble sandals, so
our family headed to
the Empire Mall in
Sioux Falls in search
of a couple of cheap
pairs to get the boys,
ages 10 and 12,
through the summer.
The quest began
in the J.C. Penney
shoe department. We
soon found out this
was going to be no
easy task: Adidas,
made in China;
Sketchers, made in
China; Reebok, made in
We finally found
some New Balance shoes
and I recalled reading
that the company still
makes some running
shoes in the United
States. The first few
said "Made in China,"
but we then spotted
three adult styles
marked "Made in the
USA of imported
That sounded as
close as we could get,
so I asked my
12-year-old which of
the three he liked.
"This one," he
said, pointing to the
$75 shoe he'll likely
outgrow in months.
looking," I said.
We headed to a
couple of other shoe
stores - Famous
Footwear and Payless -
and found several
other styles of
sneakers mostly made
had one U.S.-made New
Balance sneaker on
sale for $40, but my
oldest didn't like the
color combination so
we moved on. I guess
sneakers can last
another week until
this little experiment
To be sure, some
of the products were
made in other Asian
nations - including
Indonesia - but their
exports have not been
called into question
as China's have.
Shopping for non
at our local Hy-Vee
grocery store seemed
to be presenting few
challenges, but it
turned out to be more
of a case of blissful
origins better than
of Suave shampoo, Dial
hand soap, Kleenex
tissues, Ziploc bags,
Solo cups, Bounty
napkins, Tide laundry
detergent, SOS pads
and Dawn dish
detergent all read
"Made in USA,"
although none of the
labels got specific
about the ingredients.
Toothpaste was a
bit more confusing - a
some brands toothpaste
made in China were
recently found to
contain a chemical
glycol, which is used
to make antifreeze.
"Made in USA" right on
the box, but boxes of
Crest and Colgate
named only the
product, Procter &
Gamble Co. and
Gamble on its Web site
says the Crest
toothpaste found in
stores is made in
North America, not
its site says Colgate
toothpaste is safe
regardless of where
The labels on
most food products we
looked at were of
The 2002 Farm
Bill passed by
labeling for seafood,
beef, lamb, pork,
peanuts, but the Bush
seafood until October
Some fruits and
but shoppers always
should consider the
calendar when shopping
for produce, as stores
get a lot of fresh
fruits and vegetables
from Central and South
America during winter
None of the
sweets in the candy
aisle said "Made in
China," but most are
likely made with at
least one ingredient
that originated there,
said William Hubbard,
a former U.S. Food and
typically list just
the U.S. distributor
of the products, so
label readers can't
determine the origin
of the vanillin found
in a Nestle Crunch
bar, the carageenan in
a Baby Ruth or the gum
arabic in a pack of
come from Chinese
"The cocoa might
come from another
country and the sugar
might be American, so
you're not going to
get a country of
origin on that
China produce about 80
percent of the world's
wheat gluten, common
in most breads, cakes
and cookies, and 80
percent of its sorbic
acid, a preservative
used in just about
everything, he said.
We found a bit
of irony in the ethnic
food section, where a
box of Golden Bowl
fortune cookies and a
bag of Kokuho Rose
Rice brand sushi rice
both sported "Product
of USA" labels.
My boys have
been asking to get
their own tennis
rackets - ours look
like they once
belonged to Bjorn Borg
and Chris Evert - so
we headed to a couple
of sporting goods
stores and Wal-Mart.
All of the
rackets we found were
made in China, but at
least we were able to
pick up a can of Penn
tennis balls that were
made in America.
We moved a
couple aisles down to
Wal-Mart's toy section
and found tons of
in China, including
animals and games.
Packages of Hot
Wheels miniature cars,
once a U.S.-made icon,
now read, "Made in
China, Malaysia or
Thailand as marked."
Matchbox cars hail
from either China or
capitalist board game
qualifies, though with
a caveat. "Made in the
USA with dice and
tokens made in China,"
the box reads.
At least a deck
of Bicycle playing
cards is still
we'll have to switch
our game to rummy as
the cribbage board was
born in China.
With the Fourth
of July approaching, I
decided to check out
the store's display of
U.S. flags and found
that all were
domestic, with the
exception of one style
made in China.
I knew the small
would likely be a lost
cause for this quest,
but I decided to take
a look. All of the
toasters and all but
one of the coffee
makers originated in
China. A Bunn 10-cup
said it was assembled
in the United States,
but it was priced in
the higher end of
Hubbard said all
value from the
appliances, but when
it comes to food
need to be more
vigilant in tracking
their supply chains.
in the case of foods
and drugs, there's a
safety issue on top of
the quality issue,"
Hubbard said. "If the
toaster doesn't work
you just take it back
to Wal-Mart and they
give you another one.
But if the food is
unsafe, that's a
2007 Associated Press.
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a bit of
TAOYU, China -- This tiny village near the Great Wall is crowded with 20 household trout farms, which have cropped up in less than a decade to join China's booming seafood trade.
Yet, in a tale mirrored across the industry, the local water supply could not keep pace and fish began dying from contamination, said fish farmer Liu Yanyan. She turned to traditional Chinese medicine to save her trout, she said, while some neighbors resorted to antibiotics and other chemicals.
In trying to protect their business, China's fish farmers may have fueled a far larger problem: China's seafood industry, the world's largest source of farmed fish, is the latest casualty in a wave of scrutiny that threatens to undermine the nation's reputation as the superstore to the world. The case highlights a vulnerability in China's economy: the government's challenge to keep pace with growth to ensure that exporters meet health and safety standards in markets around the globe.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday moved to block the sale of five types of Chinese farm-raised seafood found to be contaminated by unapproved drugs and additives. China did not hide its displeasure, calling the move "indiscriminate" and "unacceptable."
The partial food ban came after a string of reports in recent months about Chinese exports failing to meet safety standards on pet food additives, toothpaste, toy trains and tires.
But the seafood crackdown could be particularly troublesome for China, experts say. Not only is China the largest foreign source of U.S. seafood -- contributing more than a fifth of imports -- but seafood is a particularly vivid new reason for U.S. consumers to take notice.
"There will be significant damage in terms of American consumers' willingness to experiment with Chinese products," predicted Tom Doctoroff, chief executive of greater China for advertising agency JWT.
"If people are starting to ask, 'I don't know how they make products in China. I'm concerned about what goes into them,' that could be a big blow," Doctoroff said.
The drumbeat of import actions has become a problem larger than it seemed in April, when U.S. regulators first suspected that two Chinese companies intentionally mixed an industrial chemical, melamine, with wheat flour in order to boost protein readings in a pet food additive.
Less than 90 days later, an economy that ships more than $30 billion a year in food and drugs to Asia, North America and Europe is facing a potential crisis of confidence that could stretch beyond consumable products and begin to hit the few branded goods that China offers, whether appliances from Haier or personal computers from Lenovo.
"China's climb up the branded-products ladder is not going to be smooth," Doctoroff said. "They've just been brought down one rung."
China has adopted an increasingly vigorous defense. After responding coolly to earlier import actions, Li Changjiang, director of the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine was quoted by state media as saying, "China cannot accept the indiscriminate and automatic detention of four kinds of Chinese seafood by the United States."
In a phone call Friday with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, Li reportedly said that China has detected a range of tainted products from the U.S. as well but has not imposed broad restrictions. Li, head of China's food safety agency, also said China has already taken unspecified steps to address U.S. concerns on seafood, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Indeed, China is working to restore confidence. The Chinese Embassy in Washington last week released a flood of statistics designed to convey that, despite the latest incidents, "99 percent of Chinese food exports meet applicable standards" in more than 200 countries.
The head of the Chinese food and drug regulator has been sentenced to death for accepting bribes and failing to curb fake and unsafe medicines. And state media revealed last week that authorities have closed 180 foodmakers found to be mixing additives such as mineral oils, paraffin wax, industrial dyes, formaldehyde and the cancer-causing agent malachite green into the production of biscuits, melon seeds, bean curd, seafood, flour, candy and pickles, according to a report in the state-run China Daily newspaper.
Thursday's import alert affecting Chinese catfish, shrimp, dace, eel and a catfish-related fish called basa comes after investigators and U.S. lobbyists raised questions about Chinese seafood. The FDA began scrutinizing Chinese imports soon after European and Chinese regulators in 2002 found residues of the antibiotic chloramphenicol in shrimp exports. Since then the FDA and Canadian authorities have raised occasional alarms about banned substances in Chinese seafood.
In repeated tests over the past seven months, the FDA found residues of unapproved drugs and food additives in Chinese seafood exports. Thursday's order was issued, the FDA said, because the agency found that the problem "is endemic throughout a country."
The contaminants -- including malachite green, fluoroquinolones, nitrofurans and gentian violet, which are used to inhibit parasite or fungus growth -- are below levels that could cause immediate harm to consumers, the FDA said, but long-term exposure could cause cancer. Fluoroquinolones in food animals also can increase antibiotic resistance, the agency said.
The seafood ban has long been sought after by the U.S. shrimp and catfish industries. Both groups have complained bitterly about the rising shipments of cheaper shrimp and catfish from China and other Asian countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam.
Imports up sharply
Seafood consumption has jumped dramatically in the U.S., rising from about 3.5 billion pounds in 1995 to more than 4.5 billion pounds in 2006. Imported seafood makes up about 80 percent of the U.S. supply, and most of that comes from Asia.
Shrimp is the most popular seafood in America, with imports in 2006 reaching 1.3 billion pounds.
Despite obvious food safety concerns, it is difficult to ignore the protectionist nature of the FDA seafood ban. The shrimp industry, in particular, has been hard hit by cheaper imports.
The U.S. shrimp industry has begun an advertising campaign that promotes the wild shrimp captured in southern U.S. waters, hoping to cast it in a favorable light against the pond-raised shrimp from Asia.
Eddie Gordon, executive director of the Wild American Shrimp campaign, said while sales are a primary concern, his group's members also are worried that an illness from foreign shrimp will leave consumers leery of all shrimp, domestic or imported.
"It's going to protect not only our consumers' health, which is primary, but also it's protecting our seafood industry," Gordon said of the FDA move.
The catfish industry, which is centered in Mississippi and Alabama, had turned to its state governments for help. Agriculture officials in both states have launched aggressive campaigns to test frozen catfish from China.
There is no evidence that the potential for food-borne illness was behind the FDA's decision. Instead, agency officials said tests showed that a quarter of the shrimp imported from China contained antibiotics not allowed in U.S. food production.
"We're taking this strong step because of current and continuing evidence that certain Chinese aquaculture products imported into the United States contain illegal substances that are not permitted in seafood sold in the United States," said Dr. David Acheson, the FDA's assistant commissioner for food protection.
The FDA's order, which is effective immediately, allows companies importing seafood to conduct tests to show the FDA that its seafood is clean of the banned substances.
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said that aspect of the FDA's ban is troublesome, as tests could be conducted in China. The agency's food safety standards, she said, are well behind those of the European Union, which inspects more imported seafood.
"The EU has very strict regulations," Hauter said. "They inspect 20 to 50 percent of seafood, depending on the species. ... The FDA is very far behind."
Currently, the FDA inspects about 1 percent of all imported food as it arrives.
Peril of furious growth
The addition of seafood to the list of affected products has exacerbated the perception that China's fast-growing economy is outpacing regulators and safe ingredients. And like any brand, China will have to repair public confidence.
"These issues are endemic of the fast growth of China," said Scott Kronick, president of Ogilvy PR China. "Things are getting through the system that normally they would have control over."
In the mountains outside Beijing, the rapid rise of aquaculture is unmistakable. The first tiny fish farms, each composed of a dozen or so cascading concrete pools, appeared in 2001, fed by the pure waters of what locals call Pearl Spring.
But by today, so many households had joined the business that water was being diverted into pipes and canals, warming in the sun and making the area's rainbow and brook trout more vulnerable to infection. Producers in that area do not yet have licenses to export to the United States, so the fish is sold on domestic markets.
Liu, the 52-year-old owner of Zhongjia Brook Trout Breeding Ground, has urged authorities to help small-scale fish farmers finance filter systems that would prevent further contamination without using drugs.
"Individual fisherman don't have enough money for facilities such as water treatment," she said. The farm, which she operates with her brother Liu Jianping, has been chosen to host a filtering pilot project this fall. In the meantime, they say they use only traditional herbal remedies, though they routinely see other operators beef up fish feed with agents such as ciprofloxacin, fluoroquinolones and malachite green.
"The government has banned some drugs, but there are no good drugs," said Liu Jianping. "So the farmers have no choice. They can't just watch the fish die."
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Several tainted and defective products from China have led to recent U.S. government warnings or recalls:
Three types of Chinese fish as well as shrimp and eel showed contamination last week with drugs and additives.
Federal transportation officials ordered the recall last month of up to 450,000 tires.
Hundreds of thousands of tubes of toothpaste contaminated with diethylene glycol -- often found in antifreeze -- have turned up in the U.S.
Some Thomas the Tank Engine toys contain lead paint.
Pet food additives
Earlier this year, a major pet food manufacturer recalled large amounts of its products because of contamination in an ingredient.
Crackdown on tainted food shuts 180 Chinese factories
June 28, 2007
BEIJING -- At least 180 food factories in China have been shut down for contaminating their products with illegal materials such as formaldehyde, paraffin wax and industrial oils and dyes.
Inspectors have seized $26-million (U.S.) worth of tainted or substandard food products since a national inspection campaign began last December, according to state media. This could be just a fraction of the true problem, since the inspections are still continuing in rural and suburban areas.
"These are not isolated cases," said Han Yi, director of quality control at China's national inspection agency, in comments quoted by the Chinese media.
Among the 23,000 contaminated food products seized by the inspectors were common items such as flour, rice, baby-milk powder, candy, pickles, biscuits, bean curd, seafood and meat products. Some of the factories were also using expired or recycled food.
The crackdown on food factories is the latest official response to the mounting anxiety over the safety of food and drugs in China. This wave of inspections began after several scandals last year, including duck eggs that had been contaminated with an industrial red dye - normally used in the leather and fabric industries. A Chinese-made contaminated ingredient in pet food sold in North America sickened thousands of animals and sparked a massive recall.
Most of the 180 closed factories were small unlicensed plants with fewer than 10 employees - but these kinds of small factories represent 75 per cent of China's one million food-processing plants.
These small factories are so numerous that China lacks enough enforcement officers to monitor them, according to Ye Zhihua, a researcher on agricultural quality standards, who was quoted yesterday in China Daily, the state newspaper.
"Such small businesses, which usually have poor management and sanitary conditions, are scattered across the country, making supervision difficult," the newspaper quoted him as saying.
Another Chinese regulatory agency, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, said this week that it had shut down 152,000 unlicensed food plants and retailers last year because they had allowed substandard food to be sold.
And in another development yesterday, three Japanese importers said they were recalling millions of Chinese-made toothpaste sets because they contained too much diethylene glycol, a chemical used as a thickening agent in antifreeze. The chemical is sometimes used as a cheap substitute for a sweetener in toothpaste. Many of the toothpaste sets had been placed in hotels and inns in Japan.
Several Chinese-made toothpaste brands have been banned in North America because of fears that they could be a health hazard.
Contaminated meat on sale
June 22 2007 at 03:08PM By Scott McDonald
Beijing - Tainted meat is making its way into China's domestic market, the government said on Friday in its latest warning about food safety problems, threatening tough punishment for anyone selling meat from animals that had died of disease.
The warning comes as China is fighting to overcome intense international criticism for exporting unsafe products, from tainted pet food to popular children's toys made with lead paint.
The latest notice from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said unsafe meat and meat that had been injected with water was being sold in China's markets.
"Recently, the illegal selling of pork from pigs which died of disease was discovered in some parts of the country," the quality watchdog said in a notice posted on its Web site. Inspections must be carried out to ensure that pork from sick animals is not sold to consumers, it said.
The agency did not give specific examples, but reports of people becoming sick after eating tainted or poisoned food are almost daily occurrences in China.
Anyone caught selling the tainted meat would be "severely dealt with," the agency said.
Pork prices have jumped by more than 40 percent over the past year, partly due to a shortage caused by the spread of blue-ear disease.
China's government says the ailment has killed at least 18 000 pigs and Premier Wen Jiabao appeared on national television in May to assure the public the government is tackling the problem. But many farmers have stopped raising pigs for fear they might be stricken by the disease, authorities say.
The warning Friday comes as China is battling an international image problem over the safety of its food and products ahead of next summer's Olympic Games in Beijing.
Chinese-made toothpaste has been rejected by several countries from Latin America to Asia, while Chinese wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine was blamed for dog and cat deaths in North America.
Other products turned away by US inspectors include toxic monkfish, frozen eel and juice made with unsafe colour additives.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission last week announced a voluntary recall of dozens of Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys. Some of the wildly popular toy train sets - a spinoff from the British television series for youngsters - were manufactured in southern China and contained potentially poisonous lead paint.
Another case of unsafe food in China unfolded earlier this week after a company was found reusing the filling from two-year-old rice dumplings.
Officials in Anhui province ordered a recall of all "zongzi" - a traditional snack made of glutinous rice and other fillings usually wrapped in bamboo leaves - made by the manufacturer.
There were no reports of anyone falling ill from eating the dumplings.
Zongzi are traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat festival each June, and last week the national quality inspection administration said 10 percent of rice dumplings made by 133 producers nationwide had failed tests because they contained excessive amounts of food additives.
In addition to the tainted food problems, China has long been the world's leading source of fake medicines and drugs, illegally copied music, movies, designer clothes and other goods. US officials say its exports cost legitimate producers worldwide up to $50-billion a year in lost potential sales.
On the Net:
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
http://www.aqsiq.gov.cn (in Chinese)
In latest scare, China finds fake veterinary drugs
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:21AM EDT
By Ben Blanchard
BEIJING (Reuters) - Almost one-fifth of veterinary drugs tested in China in the first quarter were not up to standard, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Thursday, unveiling a long list of fake products.
Still, that one-fifth figure is a slight improvement over the same period of last year, the ministry said, putting a positive spin on the announcement.
"Although more of the veterinary drugs tested were up to scratch, there remains a problem with the illegal production and sale of fakes," it said in a statement posted on its Web site (www.agri.gov.cn).
"There is especially a glaring problem with underground dens selling fakes," the ministry added, vowing tougher action.
It published a five-page list of problem drugs it had found, saying some claimed to be made by companies that don't exist, some falsely claimed to have government approval, while others had been banned long ago.
Others were just undisguised fakes.
"We will keep taking proactive measures, striking hard against the illegal behavior of the production and sale of fake and shoddy veterinary drugs, raise standards and guarantee the safety of food made from animals," the ministry said.
Fresh scandals involving substandard food and medicines are reported by Chinese media almost every day, and the issue has burst into the international spotlight since tainted additives exported from China contaminated pet food in North America.
The Beijing Evening News said that a former official with the food and drug regulator, Cao Wenzhuang, had gone on trial charged with accepting 2.34 million yuan ($307,100) in bribes and dereliction of duty. He pleaded innocent.
Cao's former boss, watchdog head Zheng Xiaoyu, was sentenced to death in May for corruption. He has appealed.
The government has been trying to reassure consumers.
Earlier this week, the agriculture ministry said tests of fruit, vegetables, meat and fish in major cities showed that more than 95 percent of products were up to standard.
Yet it admitted to a few problems. Malachite green, a cancer-causing chemical used by fish farmers to kill parasites, was found in some samples, as were nitrofurans, an antibiotic also linked to cancer, the ministry said.
Public fears about food safety grew in China in 2004 when at least 13 babies died of malnutrition in Anhui after they were fed fake milk powder with no nutritional value.
Imported Food From China Is Suspect, But It Remains Unmarked
By John F. McManus
Published: 2007-06-28 20:09
When the Chinese government begins to crack down on food producers and processors for poor and even dangerous quality, the situation is obviously in need of serious attention. But the Bush administration continues to resist implementation of a law requiring country of origin labeling for meat entering the U.S. food chain.
First it was Chinese pet food. Then it was Chinese toothpaste. Now the Chinese government is insisting that food products it exports are safe even while admitting that 33,000 investigators have found widespread fraud and use of illegal substances in various foods designated for overseas shipment.
A just-released report compiled by China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine found serious problems in the production and processing of meat, candy, pickles, seafood, and numerous other products destined for consumption in the United States and elsewhere.
In China, regulators have closed 180 food plants and documented 23,000 food safety violations. The poisonous ingredients in Chinese-produced pet food that caused the deaths of numerous small animals here have also been found in meat and fish products shipped to America, as well as to other portions of Asia and to Europe.
Tainted toothpaste produced in China has worked its way into U.S. prisons and hospitals. Instead of non-toxic glycerin, the imported Chinese toothpaste contained the less-expensive diethyline glycol, a substance used in anti-freeze that is poisonous to humans. State officials in several southeastern states have removed the Chinese toothpaste from jails and hospitals.
Several years ago, Congress passed the County of Origin Labeling (COOL) act requiring any meat or livestock entering the United States to carry an indication of its source. The measure sought to accomplish for a mere portion of what Americans eat precisely what is already required of all clothing. Everyone knows that items of clothing and numerous other products offered in stores throughout our country carry individual labels identifying where they are produced. To think that food products do not merit similar, or even more stringent, requirements is simply outrageous. But the Bush administration, pressured by some in the food industry and especially by officials in fast-food chains, has delayed enforcement of this extremely sensible legislation.
In China, a former official of an agency created to supervise production of drugs received a death sentence after it was learned he accepted bribes and approved substandard products. Drugs manufactured in China are already in America. Currently, a Chinese Ministry of Agriculture official is on trial accused of accepting bribes in a scandal involving production of food.
America is already awash with Chinese products that carry a label of origin — but not food. With the increasing amount of Chinese food products reaching our country, some of which are already being found to be contaminated, it is obvious that labeling is long overdue.
Enforcement of COOL legislation, and not just for meat and livestock, can't come too soon. And reliance on China for food, a completely unnecessary development driven mostly by profiteers benefiting from slave labor wages, should be terminated.
As They Say: Here is the Rest of the Story:
Giving Notice: Chinese Secret Society Challenges Illuminati
A Chinese secret society
with 6 million members, including 1.8 million Asian gangsters and
100,000 professional assassins, have targeted Illuminati members if
they proceed with world depopulation plans, according to Tokyo-based
journalist Canadian expat, after he warned that
the Illuminati plan to reduce the Asian population to just 500
million by means of race-specific biological weapons.
"The Illuminati, with the exception of Japan, is very much a
white man's game," .
The secret society confirmed the information and asked for
advice. He provided them with a list of 10,000 people associated
with the Illuminati, mainly members of the Bilderberg, CFR and Skull
and Bones. Neo Cons are also high priority targets.
"I have promised that not a single person will die if they
negotiate in good faith," the former Asian Pacific bureau chief for Forbes magazine. He
quit in disgust when Forbes refused to run a damaging story
about one of its advertisers.b>
Japan has been controlled in secret by the
Illuminati through the use of murder and bribery. Underground
sources tell him the Americans have murdered over 200 Japanese
politicians and influential citizens since the end of WW2.
Among the victims are former Prime Ministers Tanaka,
Takeshita, Ohira and Obuchi. They were all murdered using a
special drug that induces strokes. The Illuminati have been
warned that the Chinese secret society will not tolerate any
more murders. It has also extended its protection to truth
seekers in the West.
AN ANCIENT SOCIETY
The Chinese Secret Society is called the "The Green and
the Red Societies,".
It "can be found in the history books. When the Manchus
invaded China in 1644, the Ming army became an underground
society aimed at overthrowing the Qing (Manchu) and restoring
the Ming. They supported the Boxer Rebellion but were put down
by imperialist powers. Later, with the help of overseas
Chinese and the Japanese imperial family, the society managed
to overthrow the last Emperor and install Sun Yat Sen in his
place. They last appear in the history books as the Green Gang
and the Red Gang that fiercely fought the Communists in
Shanghai in the 1940’s. They were defeated by the Communists
in 1949 and once again became an underground organization."
"Since 1949 they have steadily increased their influence
throughout China and the rest of the world. They have members
at the very highest levels of the Chinese government but they
are by nature anti-establishment, and are not an official
Chinese government organization. ..
"The society has deep roots in Japan because of the link
between Yakuza crime gangs and the Japanese imperial family.
The Japanese imperial family are descended from 6th century
Korean invaders. The original invaders had trouble putting
down the native Jomon peoples so they brought over a tough,
warlike minority people from the Asian mainland. These are the
ancestors of the Yakuza. They have historically been used for
secret work and for jobs like collecting taxes. When the
Japanese decided to help overthrow the last Chinese dynasty,
they used the Yakuza as a go-between with the Chinese secret
society, many of whose members were gangsters. To this day
many of the senior leaders of this group are actually
Japanese, not Chinese."
"It must be made very clear though that it is not a
crime gang. Although many members are Triad and Yakuza
members, over 2/3 thirds of the members are intellectuals such
as university professors, researchers and government
bureaucrats. Each member earns their own living and membership
in the society is like belonging to an emergency fire brigade.
Their book of rules reads like a book of ethics filled with
instructions to do things like help the weak, fight injustice,
help your comrades etc."
"They approached me and asked if they could help after I
made a speech in Tokyo describing the Bush regimes’ use of
race-specific biological weapons. For me it was like a ghost
from the history books appearing right in front of me. At
first I thought of silly things like having them play 911
truth videos in Chinatowns around the world. However, then I
remembered the scene from the movie Kill Bill where Uma
Thurman snatches out her opponent’s eye. I soon realized these
people could save the world by directly attacking the eye at
the top of the pyramid on the one-dollar bill."
"Think about it, the illuminati and their top servants
have a total membership of about 10,000 whereas the Chinese
group has over 6 million members. That is 600-to-one odds.
Furthermore, the 6 million have the names and addresses of the
10,000 while the 10,000 do not know who or where the 6 million
FULFORD ON THE ILLUMINATI
"Below is a brief a summary of the intelligence I have
received from sources including: former Japanese Prime
Ministers, senior Yakuza gangsters, senior Japanese
Freemasons, Western intelligence agencies etc.
"First the illuminati are really inbred families of
European and North American traditional aristocracy and
banking families. They control the U.S., England, Europe
(except for Scandinavian countries, Germany and Italy; Italy
kicked them out in the 1970's),Japan, Africa, Iran, Canada and
Mexico. They do not control China, Russia (Putin kicked them
out for the first time since 1917), India, South East Asia,
South America, Cuba etc.
"Their goal is to create a world government. Until 2
years ago the plan was the New World Order. That was outlined
pretty clearly in the Project for a New American Century.
However, with the debacle in Iraq, the secret government of
the West changed to a new plan that is a world government
based on the EU. To do this they will sabotage the U.S.
"However, there is a big schism in the secret government. Jay
Rockefeller and Philip Rothschild support one faction, the
Global Warming Faction. Opposing them is the War on Terrorism
Faction supported by David Rockefeller and the JP Morgan
descendents (Bush, Harriman, Walker etc.). The warming people
want to sell 500 nuclear power plants to China and a similar
amount to the rest of the world. The terrorism guys want to
keep U.S. dominance by maintaining control over oil. Putin was
a huge setback for them.
"They are also neo-Nazis who want to reduce the amount
of colored people in the world by at least half through
disease, starvation and war. The Chinese secret society got
wind of this and is preparing to stop them."
GERMANY ITALY AND SCANDINAVIA NOT ILLUMINATI?
I challenged Fulford on Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and
possibly Russia not being controlled by the Illuminati. He
replied that "the quality of my intelligence varies":
"I can say with certainty that China, Russia and India
are free. When Putin kicked out Nieslev and Bereshovsky and
arrested Khordokovsky, he basically kicked the Rockefellers
and Rothschilds out of Russia. I have good Russian sources and
am confident Putin is a nationalist who is fighting the
Illuminati with all his might. When ex-NSA chief Bobby Inman
spoke at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan on June
26th he made it very clear he expected a protracted struggle
"India kicked them out in Ghandi’s day and they have
never been allowed back. Having liberated themselves after 300
years of Illuminati (East India Company) rule, they do not
intend to let themselves fall under their control again.
"There have been many attempts by the Illuminati to
infiltrate and dominate China. They financed Chairman Mao but
he then kicked them out in the 1960’ s (that is why China and
the USSR nearly went to war then). They are now trying to
create a financial crisis in China that would open the way for
them to infiltrate the Chinese financial system. They will not
succeed. Italy basically purged itself during the big P2
Masonic lodge scandal back in the 80’s and re-infiltration has
only been partly successful. Germany is part of the Nato
alliance and is thus indirectly controlled. There is a
powerful branch of the Rothschild family operating there.
"However, Germany does not appear on a top-secret
Illuminati power flow chart I have obtained. As far as Iran is
concerned, I know they financed Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran
appears on the flow chart I have. My understanding is they
want to provoke a conflict between Islam and the West so they
can consolidate their control over the Muslim and Christian
worlds before finishing world conquest by taking over China
Fulford says a meeting is being arranged with Russia’s
Vladimir Putin to make sure the KGB also cooperates in this
plan to snatch the eye out of the pyramid.
"So far, I have told the Illuminati that they are no
longer allowed to murder Japanese politicians. I now plan to
extend this protection to all politicians in the West. If the
illuminati assassinate or attempt to assassinate Ron Paul,
Barak Obama or any politician, may God have mercy on their
"Since I am a peace-loving, laid-back Canadian suddenly
put in a situation of great responsibility, I feel I must act
as a servant of the weakest people and creatures on the
planet. I have also been negotiating in secret with the
Illuminati in the hopes of arranging for them to cede power
without any bloodshed in exchange for a general amnesty.
'Trust me on this, the illuminati have failed because of
their racism. Although other peoples understand that theWest
is a slave society, those living there do not realize it. The
illuminati do not control China, India or now Russia. They are
about to lose power. We are like people living in Berlin
before the collapse of the Berlin wall. The illuminati are
like the Wizard of Oz; once you pull aside the curtain you are
surprized by how weak they really are. They rely on illusion.
Once the illusion is gone, they are just a bunch of weak old
"I do believe we now have a real chance to end the New
World Order and start the New Age. The New Age would be one
where war, poverty and environmental destruction would only be
found in the history books."
I applaud Benjamin Fulford's courage, idealism and
defiance. However, he is new to this subject and may have been
mislead. He shouldn't use Illuminati teminology like "New Age"
. The Illuminati control the central banks of Russia, China,
India and Venezuela. They control the EU. Germany may not
appear on the Illuminati chart because it is at the top. Barak
Obama is a Zionist stooge. The Illuminati Li Ka-Shing (and
family) has had a major role in China. Heck, the Communists
are Illuminati. I thought the Illuminati controlled organized
crime. I can't imagine a genuinely benevolent secret society.
It would be encouraging if this were one.
It's possible Fulford is sincere but is being used to
confuse and/or create divisions. Possibly they want to ramp up
domestic terrorism as an excuse for martial law. Now,
Orientals as well as Muslims could be on the watch list. This
secret society is challenging the traitorous Western
Establishment. We're talking about the State Apparatus! So
please be critical. It may or may not be what he says. Time
In any case, it's time we refused to bow down to tyranny
and called a spade a spade.
Imagine, in Japan he writes the truth in the mainstream media!
Maybe some day, we'll do that in America. Benjamin Fulford is
an inspiration and deserves our thanks.
The Secret History Of The
Freemasons In Japan By Benjamin Fulford
Exclusive to Rense.com
Japanese Freemasons claim their links with
Western Freemasons go back to ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian
times but, I have not been able to verify this.
The earliest verifiable links go back to when
the Khazar empire was destroyed by the Mongols and the Russians
about 1,000 years ago. At the time their elite class fled with
their treasure into Europe and China. The group that fled to China
then fled to Japan as Kublai Khan's armies conquered China. That
is why the Star of David can be seen in 1,000 year-old shrines in
Japan. The original Khazars were fully assimilated by the Japanese
elite over the ensuing centuries but certain Freemason/Khazar
influences became a permanent part of Japanese culture.
After Admiral Perry arrived and forced the
Japanese to open up their economy, the Rothschild's man in Asia,
Jardine Matheson, sent an agent to Japan. His name was Thomas
Blake Glover and his mission was to create a new arms market by
starting a civil war in Japan. The ultimate aim of this war was to
prepare Japan for colonization. He managed to sell some
battleships and weapons but in the end, Glover's plot was
uncovered and he was driven into bankruptcy.
By this time, learning of the association with
their long lost cousins, the Freemasons decided on a different
approach. A different Rothschild Freemason agent, Guido H.F.
Verbeck, started a very successful Japanese franchise. He is the
man in the center of this photograph.
The people around him are the founding fathers
of modern Japan and the senior members of the original modern
Freemason lodge. They set up the Meiji emperor as their symbol and
The Japanese masons were given full assistance
by their English and European counterparts and were thus able to
defeat the old Khazar nemesis, Imperial Russia, in the
In later years, confronted by Western racism,
the Japanese Freemasons decided they needed to conquer and
modernize all of Asia. Their ultimate aim was to prepare for a
final show-down with the West and make Tokyo the capital of a
They allied themselves with the Baron
Rothschild (known to us as Adolph Hitler) and were badly defeated
by the Rockefellers.
After the war, the victorious Rockefellers
arrived in Japan to survey their new possession. Negotiations on
the new post-war order took place mainly inside the Japanese Grand
Lodge (it is a hidden underground facility next to Tokyo Tower).
Every Japanese Prime Minister since the war has been a Freemason.
To the Japanese it is common knowledge that their secret rulers
are David Rockefeller and his nephew Jay Rockefeller.
The old Rothschild connection still exists
but, since the Rockefellers were victorious in WW2, it is the
upstart Rockefellers who exert the greatest control.
To this day Japan remains a vassal state,
making huge annual payments to their new masters. In theory, they
can cash in on the $35 trillion in worthless paper (official data
put the number at close to $5 trillion, secret data at over $35
trillion) they have been given in exchange for 60 years of
supplying Americans with radios, TVs, cars etc. In reality, any
Japanese Prime Minister who tried to do this was killed or
deposed. More recently the Japanese have been threatened into
submission with powerful secret weapons. Using former Prime
Minister Koizumi and Finance Minister Heizo Takenaka (a Henry
Kissinger prot'g') they also engineered a semi-secret take-over of
the Japanese commercial banking system. For example, Tokyo
Mitsubishi UFJ bank's new logo is a Masonic eye.
Last year the Japanese government provided the
Illuminati with close to $800 billion which they have used to
finance U.S. wars and to go around the world buying up stocks and
With the arrival of the Chinese secret society
into the power equation, the Japanese secret government is now
considering how to renegotiate its status.
The plan I have suggested to them is to make
an alliance with Russia, China, India, the free Muslim countries
(e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia), South America and Africa etc. before
announcing to the world they will no longer finance the
Rockefellers, Rothschilds and their Illuminati ilk.
Instead, they will call for a global meeting
to discuss a new way of running the planet. They will also offer
to finance a battle to end all poverty, environmental destruction
and disease within 3 years.
Because the U.S. military/industrial socialist
system would collapse without Japanese financing, the U.S. would
continue to receive generous funding in exchange for a promise to
use the Pentagon to lead the new war against poverty,
environmental destruction and disease. The U.S.-Japan alliance
would thus become a foundation block of the new international
This plan is under serious consideration and
wheels are in motion.
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Who Owns the Dollar?
Our currency and our
economy are held hostage by Asia.
China is the leading scapegoat for America’s economic
ills. On May 20, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman
blamed China for the U.S. housing bubble. If only China were
not lending us so much money, mortgage rates would be higher,
forestalling a housing bubble. Krugman says China is a poor
country and should be investing its capital at home, not lending
it to the U.S.
Krugman could just as well have said, "If only U.S.
manufacturers produced in America instead of outsourcing to
China, the Chinese would not have any money to lend us. Thus, no
Krugman is correct that if foreign lending to the U.S.
slows, interest rates will rise, putting a speculative housing
market in trouble. But the interest of the U.S.-China
relationship goes far beyond the effect on the U.S. housing
market. Economists set in traditional ways of thinking miss the
really important aspects of the relationship.
For example, Krugman notes that China is a poor country
and is slowing its own development by lending to the U.S. We do
think of China as a Third World country with large supplies of
underemployed labor. China’s trade relationship with the U.S.,
however, suggests the opposite. The U.S. trade deficit with
China is larger than with any other country, including highly
industrialized ones such as Japan and Germany. Think of all
those Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, office machines, and video games
that Americans buy from Japan. Yet in the first quarter of this
year, the U.S. trade deficit with China is running 50 percent
larger than the deficit with Japan. Indeed, the U.S. trade
deficit with China is larger than the deficit with all of
Europe. It is larger than with Canada and Mexico combined, two
countries in which U.S. corporations manufacture cars,
appliances, and a variety of big-ticket items for American
What are Americans buying from China? With China a poor
country and the U.S. a First World superpower, you would think
China would have a trade deficit as a result of selling us cheap
goods and importing high value-added manufactured goods.
Instead, it is the other way around. The U.S. is dependent on
China for manufactured goods, including advanced technology
products. In the first quarter of 2005, U.S. imports from China
are 5.7 times higher than U.S. exports to China. Last year, U.S.
exports to China were $34.7 billion. Imports were $196.7 billion
for a U.S. trade deficit with China of $162 billion.
It was not always this way. In 1985, U.S. trade with China
was in balance at $3.8 billion. Ten years later, U.S. imports
from China were four times U.S. exports to China.
The U.S.-China economic relationship is a highly unusual
one between a First World and a Third World country. Moreover,
the U.S. trade deficit with China in manufactured goods and
advanced technology products is growing rapidly. What explains
the U.S. dependence on a poor country for First World products?
The answer, and the key to China’s rapid development, is
that corporations in First World countries—American businesses
chief among them—use China as an offshore location where they
produce for their home markets. More than half of U.S. imports
from China, and as much as 70 percent from some of China’s
coastal regions, represent offshore production by American firms
for U.S. markets.
What economists overlook is that when we speak of the
Chinese economy, we are speaking in large part of the relocation
of American manufacturing to China. Those millions of lost
domestic manufacturing jobs were not lost. They were moved. The
jobs still exist, only they are not filled by Americans.
In a world where capital and technology are highly mobile
internationally, these critical factors of production flow to
countries with the lowest cost of labor. China has attracted
manufacturing, and India has attracted professional services.
This has left the American work force with job growth only in
lower-paid domestic services, which provide no export earnings.
The rapid transformations that have occurred in some
Indian cities, which have become high-tech centers, and along
the coast of China are unprecedented in economic history. The
changes are so rapid because they are driven by the relocation
of First World businesses seeking the lowest labor cost.
Economics relies on automatic adjustments to rectify trade
imbalances. The trade deficit with China should cause the
Chinese currency to appreciate relative to the dollar, raising
the dollar cost of Chinese labor. In the long run—in which, J.M.
"we are all dead"—adjustments would occur until U.S. and
Chinese wage rates and living standards equalized.
Considering the disparity between American and Chinese
wage rates and living standards, the adjustment would be
extremely painful for Americans. But the adjustment is
forestalled by two factors.
China keeps its currency pegged to the dollar, so when the
dollar falls, the Chinese currency falls with it and there is no
adjustment. China does not permit its currency to be traded, and
there is not enough of it in international markets for currency
speculators to be able to force the Chinese off the peg.
The other factor is the dollar’s role as world reserve
currency. The reserve-currency role means that every country has
a demand for dollars in order to pay its oil bills and settle
its international accounts. The world demand means that the U.S.
can run large deficits for many years before the chickens come
home to roost.
In the meantime, Asian countries are accumulating hundreds
of billions in dollar assets, making them America’s bankers.
Industrially developed countries such as Japan, Taiwan, and
South Korea have little need to use the dollars that they earn
from their trade surpluses with the U.S. to import American
capital goods to fuel their further development. They use the
dollars that we pay them for their goods to purchase U.S.
government bonds and American companies, real estate, and
China, which has been growing at about 10 percent annually
for a number of years, could conceivably use its export surplus
with the U.S. to expand its infrastructure more rapidly in order
to develop even more quickly. But a 10 percent annual growth
rate is probably the highest rate of change with which China
wants to contend. As First World firms are flooding China with
their capital and technology, China doesn’t need to use its
trade surplus with the U.S. to purchase capital goods.
As a result of many years of persistent trade surpluses
with the United States, the Japanese government holds dollar
reserves of approximately $1 trillion. China’s accumulation of
dollars is approximately $600 billion. South Korea holds about
These sums give these countries enormous leverage over the
United States. By dumping some portion of their reserves, these
countries could put the dollar under intense pressure and send
U.S. interest rates skyrocketing. Washington would really have
to anger Japan and Korea to provoke such action, but in a
showdown with China—over Taiwan, for example—China holds the
cards. China and Japan, and the world at large, have more dollar
reserves than they require. They would have no problem teaching
a hegemonic superpower a lesson if the need arose.
Last year the U.S. trade deficit with the rest of the
world was $617 billion. In the first quarter of this year, our
trade deficit is $174 billion—$35 billion higher than in the
first quarter of last year. If this figure holds for the
remaining three quarters and does not increase, the U.S. trade
deficit in 2005 will be $700 billion.
Offshore outsourcing makes it impossible for the U.S. to
rectify its trade imbalance through exports. As more and more of
the production of goods and services for U.S. markets moves
offshore, we have less capability to boost our exports, and the
trade deficit automatically widens. Economic catastrophe at some
point in the future seems assured.
In the meantime, even a small country could pop the U.S.
housing bubble by dumping dollar reserves—which is some fix for
a superpower to be in, especially one that is disdainful of the
opinion of the rest of the world. Comeuppance can’t be far away.
The hardest blow on Americans will fall when China does
revalue its currency. When China’s currency ceases to be
undervalued, American shoppers in Wal-Mart, where 70 percent of
the goods on the shelves are made in China, will think they are
in Neiman Marcus. Price increases will cause a dramatic
reduction in American real incomes. If this coincides with
rising interest rates and a setback in the housing market,
American consumers will experience the hardest times since the
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury under President Reagan.
And it appears that the size of
the Chinese submarine force is not declining, as was
widely reported. Instead it appears that in excess of eighty
submarines ... www.strategypage.com/gallery/articles/military_photos_200471823.asp
... war period which
I knew this wasn't - grey uniforms are worn by the
Chinese. ... 3-10-05 - DREAM - I was in
the country somewhere at a camp in a heavily ... www.greatdreams.com/disaster-dreams3.htm
6-8-97 - DREAM - I had the
right eye of Minnie Mouse and was given the left eye of Mickey
..... A cosmological symbol for the Chinese, as
the mouse/rat is, ... www.greatdreams.com/crop/mickey_mouse.htm
"Saddam Hussein and the Chinese
have gained strength. There is danger of nuclear ...
2-16-92 - DREAM - I saw Saddam Hussein coming out of a
large building. ... www.greatdreams.com/dreams_and_prophecy_of_iraq.htm
[In my dream: there were no
pictures on the outer - left and right doors - only ......
Hittite hieroglyphs and Chinese pictograms developed
between 1700 and ... www.greatdreams.com/sacred/triple-doors.htm
Thou hast placed in my mind
dreams of power, and when I struggled to realize ......
Finally, I went back to my own office and found that two
Chinese workers ... www.greatdreams.com/sacred/ring_pass_not.htm
7-14-00 - DREAM - This was
like a series of visions of a web page. ...... Just as I
was going to walk into the apartment, a Chinese woman
pushed past me and ... www.greatdreams.com/disaster-dreams2.htm