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  • Tue, Nov 25, 2008 - 06:58pm

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    Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/iceland-riots-precursor-to-us-civil-unrest.html   Please go to this link to view photos and a Youtube video of this news item also.  (Scroll down once on the link).  Here is the text. 

Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest? Demonstrators call for government to resign in wake of financial collapse

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Riots and protests in Reykjavik calling for the government of Iceland to resign have increased following a financial catastrophe that has wiped out half of the krona’s value and put one third of the population at risk of losing their homes and life savings. Could similar scenes of civil unrest be repeated in the United States as the economy continues to implode?“It was the latest in a series of protests in the capital since October’s banking collapse crippled the island’s economy. At least five people were injured and Hordur Torfason, a well-known singer in Iceland and the main organiser of the protests, said the protests would continue until the government stepped down,” reports the Scotsman.As crowds gathered in the drizzle before the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, on Saturday, Mr Torfason said: “They don’t have our trust and they are no longer legitimate.”Hundreds more gathered in front of a local police station, pelting eggs at the windows, using a bettering ram to force the doors open and demanding the release of a protester.A banner hung from a government building read “Iceland for Sale: $2,100,000,000,” the amount of the loan the country will receive from the IMF.Gudrun Jonsdottir, a 36-year-old office worker, said: “I’ve just had enough of this whole thing. I don’t trust the government, I don’t trust the banks, I don’t trust the political parties, and I don’t trust the IMF.“We had a good country and they ruined it.”These aren’t the actions of unwieldy mobs in third world countries, we’re talking about a country that had one of the highest living standards in Europe and a relatively wealthy and sedate population, the vast majority of whom are now in revolt over mass redundancies and the fast disappearing values of their paychecks and savings.More peaceful protests against the Federal Reserve during the End the Fed events over the weekend were largely ignored by the U.S. corporate media, but the potential for wider chaos exists should the dollar finally cave in to the hyperinflationary bubble that is being created by the ceaseless printing of money to fund the multi-trillion dollar bailout.Those who continue to assert, “It can’t happen here,” only need to look at the scenes in Reykjavik to realize that similar events could unfold across the U.S., where the reaction of militarized riot cops and even the military itself may be a little more heavy handed to say the least.With top Russian analysts predicting the breakup of the U.S. into different parts, allied with people like deadly accurate trends forecaster Gerald Celente warning of food riots and tax rebellions, the scenes in Reykjavik may be amplified in the U.S. should a significant portion of the public wake up to the monumental fraud of the bailout and begin to feel the impact of its consequences as we enter 2009.  

  • Tue, Nov 25, 2008 - 08:21pm

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    Re: Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

There is not a lot of media coverage on what is happening in Iceland.  I heard a rumour that there is a media ban or shut down on what they are reporting out of this country.  People were left stunned when this happened and now they are angry.

  • Wed, Nov 26, 2008 - 04:47am

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It looked like — at least according to what little footage was available — the public at large was well-represented in the Iceland demonstrations. It wasn’t necessarily only anarcho-thug types but people with kids and older folks. To me, that says it all right there.

  • Wed, Nov 26, 2008 - 07:22am

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    Re: Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

Here is a blog with letters translated from people in Iceland and what they are experiencing and news of what is happening there:

http://newsfrettir.com/alive/

  • Wed, Nov 26, 2008 - 07:57am

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    Re: Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

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Here is a blog with letters translated from people in Iceland and what they are experiencing and news of what is happening there:

http://newsfrettir.com/alive/

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My friend and I were walking in the twilight one night after showing me his garden.  I think I frightened him a bit.  I always give the worst case scenario whenever someone asks me questions about the nature of a future (negative) predicament.  I told him, while we scanned his mothers large, suburban yard, that we might not see this nice picture in the not-too-distant future.  If all hell breaks loose due to the economic collapse and subsequent collapses in food and housing availability, who are the first to go?  Yes… the poor in the non-suburbs.  It is very likely that they will radiate out from the "inner city" into the suburbs.  What else have they got?  I’d be a field day for me, if I was in the heart of a ghetto, to know that the very people who run this country have collapsed.  If the disorder and chaos leaves the "contained inner city ghettos" then who will be the first to be trampled over?– Yup, the suburbs.  Those fancy gates will do nothing to stop the desparate.  The number in police have been cut in almost every precint.  If there is a collapse it might go like this:

1.  Today’s situation

2. It gets a lot worse

3. The poorest lose their jobs first en masse

4. The poorest, usually in the city and usually the most uneducated, will be the first to riot

5. The cities, with their lack of police and cells, will not be enough to create order

6. You thought Katrina was bad

7. Civil War?

8. Rwanda?

9. Will the gov’t finally bring in troops?

10.  When they bring in troops will it be before or after the slaughter?

11.  Will the slaughter of "white people" demand the RFID chip?

12.  This is crazy– Hope it doesn’t happen like this, but if we let something as big as this financail crisis to create a domino effect, then it seems as though the freakin’ French Revolution is possible…. I just don’t know.

  • Wed, Nov 26, 2008 - 08:07am

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Thanks for the link, Warren. Fascinating, ominous reading.

  • Wed, Nov 26, 2008 - 09:57am

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    Re: Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

I had heard a rumor Riverdance was coming to tour the US again. That might cause the civil unrest.

 

 

  • Wed, Nov 26, 2008 - 10:21pm

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[quote=mainecooncat]Thanks for the link, Warren. Fascinating, ominous reading.
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You are welcome. 

 

  • Thu, Nov 27, 2008 - 12:58am

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    James Wandler

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    Re: Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

[quote=warren_c]

Here is a blog with letters translated from people in Iceland and what they are experiencing and news of what is happening there:

http://newsfrettir.com/alive/

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Thanks for the link Warren,

Reading the blog is very surreal.  And this is with a, more or less, fully functioning world economy going on outside.

It points up the problems when each country’s economy is linked to the rest of the world via globalization.  The dependencies that are created are fine – except when you can’t depend on them.  Then where is the back up plan?  Globalization hollowed out the local systems so that they don’t exist anymore. 

The food distribution system in the Western World is the same way.  Fossil fuel dependent and very little produced locally.  It doesn’t have to be this way – but it is.  Shouldn’t we be taking steps now to build in a parallel local food distribution system?

All the best,

James

  • Thu, Nov 27, 2008 - 06:10pm

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    Re: Iceland Riots Precursor To U.S. Civil Unrest?

[quote=warren_c]

Here is a blog with letters translated from people in Iceland and what they are experiencing and news of what is happening there:

http://newsfrettir.com/alive/

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 Hi Warren,  Thanks for the link.  This is very interesting.  Surprised  

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