In 1972, Life Magazine published a story suggesting that the British Admiralty had been using the ocean liner Lusitania as "live bait," in the hope of provoking a German U-boat to fire the torpedo that would bring America into the war. Things were going badly for England, and the loss of a luxury liner larded with prominent Americans would all but guarantee a swift entry on the part of the US.

If that theory gives the reader goosebumps, consider the letter from a retired geologist, which appeared in Colorado's Silverton Standard newspaper one week before the Environmental Protection Agency "accidentally" released a 100-mile-long torrent of grey-poupon-colored heavy metals into the Animus and Jose rivers in southeastern Colorado.

"Based on my 47 years' experience as a professional geologist, it appears to me that the EPA is setting your town and the area up for a possible Superfund blitzkrieg…"

Dave Taylor, a self-described "hands-on" former-geologist, explains in minute and exacting detail what would happen.

On Aug. 5, an EPA-supervised work crew in the abandoned Gold King mine was attempting to replace an aged, leaking plug with a reinforced concrete one when the existing plug became unstable and ruptured.           

"I believe that has been EPA's plan all along," Taylor's letter states.  "The proposed Red & Bonita plugging plan has been their way of getting a foot in the door to justify their hidden agenda for construction of a treatment plant." 

The Obama Administration is vehemently opposed to mining. According to the Associated Press, the EPA has spent a quarter-century trying to close the 120-year-old mine.

A mining disaster of the magnitude of the one in Silverton would kill future development in the affected region, while freeing up billions in "superfund' clean-up money.

If Taylor's theory seems unlikely, consider how President Obama misrepresented the terms of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama held the key to freeing four hostages when he sat down at the negotiating table in July. The four Americans--a pastor with an urgent medical need, a former Marine, an FBI agent, and a journalist--are no closer to freedom, but Iran is $150 billion richer in unfrozen assets and within sight of a nuclear weapon within a decade.

Wendy Sherman, the lead US Negotiator on the deal, admitted before a Senate Banking Committee that she was privy only to "rough drafts" of the deal before signing it. The devil, as my Jewish friends say, is in the details. If Ms. Sherman had read the pesky fine-print with the same thoroughness most people read a car lease, she would know the arms sanction that will allow for development of intercontinental ballistic missile technology by Iraq capable of crossing the ocean to deliver a warhead will be lifted in five years, and that Iran will be allowed to conduct its own inspections using its own experts, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press.

Is it really that unlikely that an administration which incentivized schools nationwide into replacing English Language Arts and Math standards designed to help students reach their goals with new ones cynically designed to fail the majority and turned a 'blind eye' to the Fast & Furious deaths, the Veterans Administration deaths, and the sale of in-tact fetal organs by Planned Parenthood would create a crisis it could exploit to its advantage?

In Chinatown, John Houston, who has been diverting water from Los Angeles's north valley reservoir to create an artificial drought as part of a land-grab scheme to buy-up homes at fire-sale prices and whose guilt Private Investigator Jake Gittes has spotted, goes free. An associate of Gittes tells Jake to go home.

"Forget Jake. It's Chinatown."

If the past is any indication, Obama's feds will investigate Obama's feds and find no wrongdoing on the part of the other feds.

It's Chinatown-time.

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