The news feed is strangely light tonight. Is everyone away for the Labor Day weekend? But what about our European tipsters?
The most interesting story — aside from the results of the congressional audit of the Federal Reserve — concerns NATO’s suspension of the training of Afghan recruits. Until it can discover the underlying causes of the “extremism” that lies behind the green-on-blue attacks that have killed so many Coalition troops, NATO has decided to halt the training.
To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.
Thanks to C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, Takuan Seiyo, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.
Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.
Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.
Regarding the audit of the Federal Reserve, there are two other issues that don’t get too much mention:
U.S. unfunded liabilities coming due for the U.S. government which puts the debt at around $130 trillion or more.
And that with barely a pot to pee in with no GDP, no export industry left to bring in the money after they sold off to China and destroyed an excellent manufacturing industry.
Basically they’re screwed. There’s no way out for them. Watch the dollar collapse in the coming future.