[Wise Up Journal Update: An international crisis did occur. It had nothing to do with terrorism. Six months later the media generated fear among the terrified public with the international threat of a swine flu pandemic.] 


Steve Watson

Colin Powell has made bizarre comments that echo the recent declaration by Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden that there will be an “international crisis” early into Barack Obama’s presidency that will test the new president by forcing him to make unpopular decisions.

Speaking on meet the press two days ago, Powell officially endorsed Obama and also made the following statement:

“The problems will always be there and there’s going to be a crisis which will come along on the 21st, 22nd of January that we don’t even know about right now.”

Watch Powell make the comment at 2.35 into the following video:


We are already in an economic crisis, everyone knows that, so what new crisis is Powell talking about?

Whatever you read into Powell’s comments, they sound somewhat bizarre, particularly as they come on the back of Joe Biden’s “guarantee” of a “generated crisis”. In the clip below (as reported on ABC’s website) Joe Biden, Obama’s Vice President, can be heard saying “it will not be 6 months before the world tests Barrack Obama” and then he says, “we are going to have an international crisis a generated crisis.”


Obama’s running mate made the comments at a fundraising event in Seattle two days ago, on the same day Powell also spoke of a coming crisis.

The former Secretary of State seemingly has a knack for “predicting” events before they take place.

Previous to the beginning of the Iraq war in February 2003, an audio tape containing a voice described as that of Osama Bin Laden was touted as proof positive of Al Qaeda links with Saddam Hussein.

Hours before the tape was discovered and aired by TV channel Al Jazeera, Powell announced in the US Senate that a “Bin Laden tape is coming proving Iraq’s links with Al-Qaeda.”

This led some to raise the question how does Colin Powell know what Al Jazeera are going to broadcast before they do?

In an amazing and timely coincidence, the tape came barely a week after Powell’s attempts to link Al Qaeda and Saddam in his botched presentation of lies and exaggerations before the UN Security Council.


Comment from Wise Up Journal
by Gabriel O’Hara

Perhaps Colin Powell meant to say after the 21st, 22nd of January (when the next president is sworn in) instead of “on the 21st, 22nd of January”. On May 26th 2008 the Washington Times published an article that advised the new president to be vigilant “within the first six months of his administration against an attack.”

Joe Biden’s gives his “guarantee” of a “international crisis a generated crisis” by saying, “mark my words, mark my words, it will not be 6 months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy,” referring to the nuclear standoff between Cuba/Russia. To make sure we got the message Biden goes on to say, “I promise you it will occur,” and, “I guarantee you it’s gonna happen.”

Least we forget with a crisis there is always a silver lining…. for the elite few…. historically against the general public’s interests and rights. The current banking chaos lead the global banking elite’s profits being guaranteed by the tax payers and lends to global “leaders” calling for a restructuring and centralisation of the global financial system and currencies.

The attack on American soil lead to public support of the Iraq war, which sent the profits soaring of war companies such as Haliburton, Carlisle Group Inc as well as oil companies and others. But more importantly it allowed the U.S greater control of the Middle East by establishing permanent bases and a transformation of foreign policy to preemptive attacks like we’ve seen done before in WWII by another western government. It also allowed legislation such as the Patriot Act, which sat there for years, to be passed. Illegal phone wiretaps were made legal and many other rights Americans had were eroded. U.S. legislation was mimicked globally by other western nations.

The attack on German soil of the Reichstag building lead to an emergency decree to counter the terrorists of the day. As Wikipedia puts it, the attack was “seen as the pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany.” Turns out the elite of the Nazi party weren’t as honorable as the lower ranking party members and the elite few used an old trick to gain greater powers with public support…. they framed the “terrorists” by attacking “themselves”, burning the Reichstag building. The destructive Germany and WWII chaos allowed the formation of the UN. A destructive U.S. at war with other powerful nations causing global instability would no doubt be used as a pawn/excuse by a few elite. Perhaps the chaos of the next “generated crisis” or the next one will give greater centralised control to unelected individuals in a global institution, such as the UN or IMF. That is the current generated trend.


[Update: An international crisis did occur. It had nothing to do with terrorism. Six months later the media generated fear among the terrified public with the international threat of a swine flu pandemic.]

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