Does Israel rule the world?

Given that the NSA gives unfettered access to data on US Citizens (and everyone else) to Israel, one has to wonder who is in control in the US.

Hillary Mann Leverett* seems to indicate that Israel does indeed have an awful lot of power in Washington.  Outstanding interview.

* Co-Author of Going To Tehran, U.S. Foreign Policy Professor at American University, Academic Board Member of The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, former National Security and State Department official in the Bush and Clinton administrations,

“End game” memo confirms US conspired with bankers to rip apart world’s financial regulation

From Greg Palast:

“The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy:  that in the late 1990s, the top US Treasury officials secretly conspired with a small cabal of banker big-shots to rip apart financial regulation across the planet.  When you see 26.3% unemployment in Spain, desperation and hunger in Greece, riots in Indonesia and Detroit in bankruptcy, go back to this End Game memo, the genesis of the blood and tears.

The Treasury official playing the bankers’ secret End Game was Larry Summers.  Today, Summers is Barack Obama’s leading choice for Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, the world’s central bank.  If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn’t be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time in some dungeon reserved for the criminally insane of the finance world.”

The memo, which Greg Palast says is authentic:

Larry Summers memo to rip apart financial regulation

Update: In case you missed it, in another confidential memo, Peter Mandelson, as EU Trade Commissioner, threatened Brazil with trade sanctions if it did not go along with the deregulation plans.  Fortunately for Brazil – the only country to come out of the financial crisis intact – it did not go along with the plans.

Greg Palast’s meeting with WTO chief, Pascal Lamy, the “Generalissimo of Globalization”: