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James Corbett is an editorial writer for The International Forecaster, the bi-weekly e-newsletter created by the late Bob Chapman.

January 18th, 2020 | When Is A Camera Not A Camera

The International Forecaster - Here’s a riddle for you: When is a camera not a camera? It may not sound as important as The Riddle of the Sphinx, but let me assure you it speaks to the very nature of the reality we live in. And it has a simple answer: When is a camera not a camera? When the […]

The International Forecaster - Last week in these pages we looked at the ways in which the 2020s are likely to be shaped by the billionaire charlatans of the tech world. From the transhumanism being pushed by the Zuckerbergs and Musks and Kurzweils of the world to the weaponization of space (which is being obscured by space tourism and […]

The International Forecaster - Well, that didn’t take long. You’ll recall that it was mere weeks ago that I predicted that the trend of 2020 would be “The End of the Internet (as we’ve known it),” and, sadly, before 2019 was even finished a steady stream of stories flooded the newswires to prove me correct. Morocco has sentenced a […]

December 21st, 2019 | The 2010s: The Decade in Review

The International Forecaster - t’s December of 2019, so you know what that means: We’ve arrived at that special time when newsletter writers start penning their “Decade in Review” articles and pedants vainly contend that “aKtUAlLy, the new decade doesn’t start until 2021!” So let’s ignore the pedants and get to that moment you’ve all been waiting for: The […]

The International Forecaster - I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon in my 12 years of watching the news headlines for a living: Stories often pop up in mirror image pairs. Take these two recent stories, for example. One from the Department of (in)Justice: “Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of United States Citizen For Assisting North Korea In Evading Sanctions.” And […]

The International Forecaster - Unlike a lot of other North Atlantic Treaty Organization summits, you might actually have seen some mainstream news coverage of the group’s 70th anniversary meeting that just wrapped up in London this week. But if you did see such coverage, it was probably limited to discussing the theatrics and fireworks surrounding the event rather than […]

The International Forecaster - So you’ve decided to get off your butt and save the planet. About time! what was it that put you over the edge? Was it the impassioned plea to “Act Now” because “Our House is Flooding!” Or was it the finger-wagging “How dare you?” of everyone’s favorite Klimajugend? Or maybe it was  the shocking revelation […]

The International Forecaster - I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the world is on fire right now. From protests and riots to bloodshed and coups d’état, it seems that every corner of the globe is being rocked by an explosion of unrest . . . and no, I’m not talking about the Great Popeyes Chicken Freakouts of 2019. So, in […]

The International Forecaster - After years of teasing, the moment has finally arrived: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (hereinafter dubbed “MbS” or “the Clown Prince”) has announced the Saudi government’s intention to float a stake in Saudi Aramco. As you no doubt already know (because you watch New World Next Week every week, right?), the world’s largest oil company […]

October 26th, 2019 | The Religion of Government

The International Forecaster - “The President of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of heaven.” Thus spake Pat Robertson during the recent brouhaha over Syria where the unthinkable notion that the US might actually pull out of a war zone instead of putting more troops in it began to materialize last week. Now, you might be tempted […]

The International Forecaster - Whenever they talk about India and its “inevitable” rise to world economic dominance, establishment hacks like Thomas “Iraq War booster” Friedman always seem compelled to note that the country is “the world’s largest democracy.” They might want to talk to the residents of the now-defunct Jammu & Kashmir before invoking that phrase, but the underlying point seems […]

The International Forecaster - Whenever they talk about India and its “inevitable” rise to world economic dominance, establishment hacks like Thomas “Iraq War booster” Friedman always seem compelled to note that the country is “the world’s largest democracy.” They might want to talk to the residents of the now-defunct Jammu & Kashmir before invoking that phrase, but the underlying point seems […]

The International Forecaster - Can you believe it’s late September once again? That magical time of year when an old globalists’ fancy turns to world domination and the world waits with baited breath for the United Nations Secretary-General to deliver his annual “State of the World” address to the UN General Assembly gathered in New York. . . .Oh, […]

The International Forecaster - Five years ago in the pages of this very column I examined “The Ratings Game: Rating agencies as weapons of economic warfare.” In that article, I explained how the major credit ratings agencies—Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Moody’s, and Fitch Ratings—act as adjuncts of the US State Department, targeting Uncle Sam’s enemies with strategic credit downgrades […]

The International Forecaster - Of all the 9/11 whistleblowers, perhaps the most noteworthy are the 9/11 Commissioners themselves. The 9/11 Commission (formally “The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States”) was set up by President George W. Bush, who dragged his heels a full 441 days before finally establishing a body to investigate the events of September […]

September 1st, 2019 | Meet the Plunge Protection Team

The International Forecaster - As I pointed out in this week’s #PropagandaWatch video, the stock market is often portrayed in the financial media as a magical crystal ball that can predict the future and see into the hearts and minds of men. We are routinely told that it shows us the resilience of consumers, for example, or that it […]

The International Forecaster - Did you catch the video that made the rounds recently showing Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn (reigning title: Phrabat Somdet Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua, but we’ll just call him by the simpler title Rama X) promoting his girlfriend to “Royal Noble Consort“? You know, the video where Major-General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi lay completely prostrate at the monarch’s […]

The International Forecaster - When Fox News talking head Kathleen “KT” McFarland had ex-Reagan stooge Michael Pillsbury on her “Defcon 3” web show in 2014 to discuss the so-called Umbrella Movement protests which were then raging across Hong Kong, she got more than she bargained for. Noting that “Chinese state-owned media” were alleging that the protests were “all the […]

August 10th, 2019 | The Kashmir Crisis

The International Forecaster - Just one short week ago, you could have been forgiven for thinking that the False Flags Over Kashmir that I wrote about in this very column in March had blown over, and that everything in the highly contentious Kashmir region connecting India, Pakistan and China was back to normal. Maybe it had all been political posturing in […]

The International Forecaster - The ancient Egyptians worshipped the Pharaohs as progeny of the sun god, Ra. The Japanese were told that their Imperial family descended from the sun goddess, Amaterasu, and the sea god, Ryuujin. In Europe, monarchs claimed that God Himself had directly granted them a “Divine Right” to rule over their subjects. In China they called […]

The International Forecaster - Do you feel confused? Listless? Overwhelmed? Have you ever found yourself scrolling through news feeds and flicking mindlessly through social media posts with a strange mixture of outrage, dread, and boredom? Is your disgust at the thought of going online consistently overwhelmed by your compulsion to pick up your fondleslab? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. […]

The International Forecaster - Imagine being the real-life Tony Stark: A billionaire, jetsetting, tech whiz playboy who’s developing the multi-billion dollar rockets that will not only privatize space travel but help get humanity to Mars. And imagine you announce the whole thing on Twitter with a big, splashy “Occupy Mars” picture of the red planet… Only to be told that you […]

June 29th, 2019 | Italy vs. the Banksters

The International Forecaster - Remember when Bilderberg “helped create the euro in the 1990s”? And remember when that oxymoronic singular-currency-for-many-nations-with-distinct-monetary-policies was launched in 1999? And remember when Goldman Sachs helped Greece cook its books so it could join the eurozone in 2001? And remember how that blew up in the EU’s face a decade later with the onset of […]

The International Forecaster - “Be afraid!” say the repeaters of mockingbird media. Afraid of who? Afraid of Iran, of course. Oh, haven’t you heard? The Iranian government’s stockpile of enriched uranium is about to surpass 300 kilograms! And Iran’s store of heavy water is about to surpass 130 metric tons! Don’t you understand? This will exceed the limits on these materials set out […]

The International Forecaster - Readers will recall that last week’s edition of this column ended on something of an intellectual puzzler. To wit: If the Tiananmen Square Massacre narrative that is routinely used to demonize the Chinese government on the world stage is demonstrably wrong (even by the admission of US diplomats and BBC reporters), then why doesn’t the […]
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