We should be grateful to George Soros (see here) for telling us the truth about the planned destruction of the U.S. dollar and a coming world currency. Not only is this consistent with biblical prophecy and the coming "Mark of the Beast", but it reveals what is coming very soon. Ann Barnhardt (who is still posting) offers some interesting insight:
A fascinating point is made therein that China, of all people, should be distancing itself from “referendums” such as what was seen in Crimea because, you know, TIBET and TAIWAN. What this indicates is that China sees this financial move as far more important than anything that might go on in Tibet or Taiwan, because let’s be frank, with no U.S. presence in geopolitics and zero threat of any U.S. military intervention (I don’t care whether you’re a total isolationist or not – I’m just stating objective situational reality here), The People’s Liberation Army could quash any freedom movements in Tibet or Taiwan without breaking a sweat. They would just be “protecting the ethnic Chinese in those areas”. The only former backstop was the threat of U.S. involvement, either in the financial arena or militarily. Kids, that threat is now GONE. All bets are off, and yes, the days of the petroDOLLAR are most assuredly NUMBERED. When that happens, there will be, overnight, the almost total evaporation of demand for U.S. Treasury paper and a resulting sell-off of U.S. paper by outsiders, at which point two things will happen: 1.) the Fed will mash the throttle on printing, because it will be the only significant “buyer”, if you can even call it that, of U.S. paper, and 2.) the move to inject collateral into the system by seizing in whole or in part (as was done in Poland last year) the $20 TRILLION held in U.S. 401ks, IRAs and annuities by “converting” them to U.S. Treasury paper and establishing a mandatory “retirement account” withholding. Because, you know, THAT’S never been done before. (Call it something different and no one will know it’s Social Security Ponzi 2.0 ’cause they dum!)
Finally, if you read the piece I wrote back in ARSH 2010 about the balkanization of the U.S. and watch the appended video of Larry Grathwohl, the mole who infiltrated the Weather Underground – the neo-Stalinist terrorist group led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Obama’s ghostwriters, political mentors and intimates, you will hear Grathwohl, in this early-1980s interview, say the following:
“I brought up the subject of what’s going to happen after we take over the government. Uh, you know, we, WE become responsible then for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answers. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people. The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans and the North Vietnamese and the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States….”
I was reminded in a conversation not too long ago that this is yet another point of eerie similarity between the French Revolution and the neo-Stalinist “Obama” revolution and overthrow of the former United States, in addition to all of the points which I covered in my video presentation of the Vendee Genocide. The French Revolution was all about destruction for destruction’s sake. There was no economic or real governmental plan for France after the Ancien Regime, believe it or not. This is why a certain someone was able to rise to the level of absolute dictator after a revolution that was supposedly all about giving “power to the people”.
If it was the intent of the West to bring Russia and China together - one a natural resource (if "somewhat" corrupt) superpower and the other a fixed capital / labor output (if "somewhat" capital misallocating and credit bubbleicious) powerhouse - in the process marginalizing the dollar and encouraging Ruble and Renminbi bilateral trade, then things are surely "going according to plan."
For now there have been no major developments as a result of the shift in the geopolitical axis that has seen global US influence, away from the Group of 7 (most insolvent nations) of course, decline precipitously in the aftermath of the bungled Syrian intervention attempt and the bloodless Russian annexation of Crimea, but that will soon change. Because while the west is focused on day to day developments in Ukraine, and how to halt Russian expansion through appeasement (hardly a winning tactic as events in the 1930s demonstrated), Russia is once again thinking 3 steps ahead... and quite a few steps east.
While Europe is furiously scrambling to find alternative sources of energy should Gazprom pull the plug on natgas exports to Germany and Europe (the imminent surge in Ukraine gas prices by 40% is probably the best indication of what the outcome would be), Russia is preparing the announcement of the "Holy Grail" energy deal with none other than China, a move which would send geopolitical shockwaves around the world and bind the two nations in a commodity-backed axis. One which, as some especially on these pages, have suggested would lay the groundwork for a new joint, commodity-backed reserve currency that bypasses the dollar, something which Russia implied moments ago when its finance minister Siluanov said that Russia may refrain from foreign borrowing this year. Translated: bypass western purchases of Russian debt, funded by Chinese purchases of US Treasurys, and go straight to the source.
Here is what will likely happen next, as explained by Reuters:
If Europe and the United States isolate Russia, Moscow will look East for new business, energy deals, military contracts and political alliances.
The Holy Grail for Moscow is a natural gas supply deal with China that is apparently now close after years of negotiations. If it can be signed when Putin visits China in May, he will be able to hold it up to show that global power has shifted eastwards and he does not need the West.
May is in our plans," a Gazprom spokesman said, when asked about the timing of an agreement. A company source said: "It would be logical to expect the deal during Putin's visit to China."
Summarizing what should be and is painfully obvious to all, but apparently to the White House, which keeps prodding at Russia, is the following:
"The worse Russia's relations are with the West, the closer Russia will want to be to China. If China supports you, no one can say you're isolated," said Vasily Kashin, a China expert at the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) think thank.
Bingo. And now add bilateral trade denominated in either Rubles or Renminbi (or gold), add Iran, Iraq, India, and soon the Saudis (China's largest foreign source of crude, whose crown prince also happened to meet president Xi Jinping last week to expand trade further) and wave goodbye to the petrodollar.
The support of Beijing is vital for Putin. Not only is China a fellow permanent member of the U.N. Security Council with whom Russia thinks alike, it is also the world's second biggest economy and it opposes the spread of Western-style democracy."
And as if pushing Russia into the warm embrace of the world's most populous nation was not enough, there is also the second most populated country in the world, India.
Putin did take time, however, to thank one other country apart from China for its understanding over Ukraine and Crimea - saying India had shown "restraint and objectivity".
He also called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the crisis on Tuesday, suggesting there is room for Russia's ties with traditionally non-aligned India to flourish.
Foreign policy debates are usually a polite affair. Ideas may clash, but the exchange rarely gets personal.
This was not the case on Friday (21 March) during the "Brussels Forum", an annual gathering of European and American politicians and experts, including the Russian ambassadors to the EU and Nato.
The Estonian President, Toomas Ilves, complained about the EU "sitting and watching" while Russia annexed Crimea and giving Moscow "a minor slap on the wrist" by blacklisting a few dozen people, a reaction which Russia "laughed at."
The Italian foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, who was defending the EU decisions, snapped: "So let's bomb Russia? What is the solution?"
The Russian ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, defended what he called the Russian "intervention" in Crimea, saying the crisis had started earlier, when Ukraine slipped into "deep political and economic problems" and risked turning into a "failed state."
On a separate panel, Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen cornered the Russian ambassador to Nato, asking why Russia is not respecting the international principle it subscribed to in 1999 - that each country has a right to freely decide on its international alliances.
"This is true, but there is also the international law enshrining the principle of indivisibility of security. Nobody will improve their security at the expense of the security of others. Nato is free to take any decision. And Russia is free to take any decision to protect its legitimate security interest," the Russian ambassador, Alexander Grushko, said.
"From the beginning, we said that if Nato will go on with enlargement, it will continue producing new dividing lines, moving dividing lines towards the Russian borders. We also said that in some cases, these dividing lines will cross inside countries. It's up to you if you listen or not," he added.
With Putin knowing that Nato will not go to war over Ukraine or Georgia because they are not members of the alliance, Former Nato chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Moldova may be next on Putin's list.
"Let's not forget Moldova, because the next stop might really be Transnistria," he said.
The former ambassador of the US to Nato, Kurt Volker, warned that the dismemberment of Ukraine sets a terrible precedent after it unilterally gave up its nuclear arsenal.
Protesters gathered Sunday afternoon outside the embassy of the European Union in Tel Aviv, demanding that the EU pay at least as much attention to the suffering of Christians in Arab
as to the purported “suffering” of the Palestinians.
as to the purported “suffering” of the Palestinians.
About 150 members of the Christian community in Israel decided to raise their voices and criticize what they called the “hypocrisy” of the EU, which “has a double standard for Israel, criticizing every little thing that doesn't fit in with their leftist, liberal point of view, while ignoring the torture and decimation Christians routinely undergo in Syria, Egypt, andelsewhere in the Arab world,” protesters said. “It is a clear case of ethnic , and the Christian world has remained deafly silent.”
A spokesperson for the group, Sha'adi Mur'an Halul, compared the situation of Christians in the Muslim world with that of Jews in pre-World War II Europe. “We saw how the silence of the world brought about the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews were killed,” he said. Gabriel Nadaf, a pro-Israel Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, was present at the protest, and called for an end to the attacks on Christians. “We thank the State of Israel for providing a warm to Christians,” he said.
The US, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, is trying to come up with a means of ensuring that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will agree to continue the talks and move forward with the upcoming release of the fourth batch of long-serving Palestinian and Israeli-Arab prisoners held in Israeli jails, according to Western sources cited in a Sunday Israel Radio report.
Last week Abbas rejected the framework document for continued peace talks with Israel, and issued “three no’s” on core issues, leaving the negotiations heading for an explosive collapse, an Israeli TV report said Friday.
Israel has indicated that it may not release the fourth and final group of Palestinian prisoners at the end of this month, as agreed to when the current talks began last July, if Abbas does not first agree to extend the talks beyond their scheduled cessation next month, the TV report added. Since Abbas rejected the Kerry framework for extending the talks, the report said, the negotiations were now heading for an “explosion.”
Libertarian Kentucky Senator Rand Paul warns in a speech today that he believes US spooks and shadow government agencies are ” drunk with power”, and that elected representatives are privately afraid of those operating behind the curtain.
In a scheduled appearance at the of California-Berkeley, Paul will address the continuing domestic spying controversy.
In prepared comments Paul notes “I am honestly worried, concerned about who is truly in charge of our government. Most of you have read the dystopian nightmares and maybe, like me, you doubted that it could ever happen in America.”
The Washington Post reported the findings yesterday, garnered from leaks by Edward Snowden. NSA documents state that the program is essentially a “time machine” that opens a door “into the past,” allowing a replay of the voices on any given call, without the need for prior identification of the person on the line.
The NSA continues to argue that it is within the law for it to operate such in foreign , however, MYSTIC did not exempt US citizens living there.
“Ubiquitous voice surveillance, even overseas, pulls in aof content from Americans who telephone, visit, and work in the target country,” The Post reports. “Present and former U.S. officials … acknowledged that large numbers of conversations involving Americans would be gathered from the country where RETRO operates.”
The report also states that the NSA has previously considered expanding the program to other countries, and may already have done so.
Appearing remotely during a recent TED declared that even bigger revelations regarding the NSA are on the way. Snowden acknowledged that every NSA spying program we are about now was planned before the 9/11 attacks, and that the event only served to provide justification to expand and implement more surveillance programs., Edward Snowden
Snowden said that he is concerned with exposing “one of the dangerous legacies we’ve seen in the post 9/11 era,” adding “They’re making the Internet fundamentally less safe for Americans. Is it really terrorism we’re stopping? Do these programs have any value at all? I say no. Three branches of the American government say no.”
“The bottom line is terrorism has always been a cover for action—it provokes an emotional response,” he added. “The NSA asked for these authorities back in the 1990s. But Congress and the American people said no, said it’s not worth the risk to our economy. But in the post 9/11 era, they used secrecy and the justification of terrorism to start these programs in secret.”