Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Quiet Brilliance of Putin and the Pope

General Tommy Franks once called George W. Bush's third highest guy at the Pentagon, Douglas Feith “the dumbest fucking guy on the planet”.  Well move over Feith and make way for Joe Biden, John Kerry and Victoria Nuland.  Stupid is as stupid does.

Pope Francis on his three day spiritual tour of the Middle East excoriated the purveyors of the Syrian War.  From The Austrian:

POPE Francis has denounced arms dealers and appealed for an urgent end to the Syrian civil war as he began his three-day trip to the Middle East with an emotional meeting with refugees from Syria and Iraq who have fled to Jordan.

Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to make a strong plea for peace during his first day in Jordan, praying for God to “convert those who seek war, those who make and sell weapons”. “We all want peace, but looking at the tragedy of war, looking at the wounded, seeing so many people who left their homeland who were forced to go away, I ask, 'Who sells weapons to these people to make war?'” he asked. “This is the root of evil, the hatred, the love of money.”

Yes, as the Pope denounced arms dealers calling them the root of all evil, the hatred and the love of money, America’s top stooge, Barack Obama called for more arms for Syria to kill more people, displace more people.  Truly, America has become the “root of evil and hatred and the most ardent of lovers of money.  From Reuters:

Obama pledges aid to Syria opposition groups

WEST POINT, N.Y., Reuters) - President Barack Obama fought back against critics of his foreign policy on Wednesday by insisting U.S. reliance on diplomacy over military intervention was working to resolve global crises like Ukraine and Iran, and he pledged to ramp up support for Syria's opposition.

Oh, yeah the U.S. has been relying on diplomacy over military intervention.  What he means by diplomacy is diplomacy at the end of a Blackwater gun.  And when he pledges support for Syria’s opposition he means guns and chemical weapons, not food, medicine and housing for the displaced citizens.  He could give a shit less about the Syrian people or the American people.

As for the civil war in the raging country with thousands of civilians dead, Obama offered few specifics. He said he will work with Congress to "ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and brutal dictators."

Yes, the only help offered is for more guns, more chemical weapons but no help for the people of Syria.  All American financial aid is tied to buying American weapons.

It is yet to be seen how Russian President Vladimir Putin will react to Ukraine’s latest crackdown on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine…

On Ukraine he (Obama) welcomed the election of billionaire Petro Poroshenko as president but said much work remains to be done.

Yes, our tone deaf stooge, with Biden, Kerry and Nuland pulling his strings has committed to unending war in Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.

You might wonder, how did we get here?  How could the people of the United States be so stupid to continue to vote in the same bloodthirsty assholes?  Well, let’s take a look how they came to power to turn the United States into a Third WorldCountry:

The crucial swing states for deciding the US presidential elections through voting system fraud were Ohio and Florida. Whether by machine software with rigged software programming or by bussing in Somalians or by altering the vote count upon final submission or basic bully tactics to prevent entrance into the voting centers, the US national elections were truly tainted.  The commonly followed Exit Polls are proof of vote fraud.

The Paradigm Shift was to the fascist state in full blossom. A law was even passed to prevent challenges of the voting machines and software, a certain brand always in the spotlight. Recall that voter system fraud is a key trait of a Third World nation, along with bank fraud, absent rule of law, economic decay, and devotion to war.

Forget challenges to the voting machine software, State and Federal governments aren’t even allowed to audit the machines.  Thus came the privatization of the voting systems in the United States.  Back to Mr. Willie’s article:

The quintessential points in time to guarantee the national failure are the creation of the US Federal Reserve in 1913, the abrogation of the Bretton Woods Gold Standard in 1971, the removal of the Glass-Steagall Law in 1999, and the granting of Most Favored Nation status to China in 1999. The destruction with its clear steps appears to have been motivated and intentional. The United States has been on a destructive course since the elimination of President Kennedy, which cleared the path for the hidden fascists.

Yes, President Kennedy was going to get rid of the Federal Reserve and the fiat currency printing the silver certificates rather than Federal Reserve notes.  He warned us in his last address before he was murdered.

If one or two nations (A & B) launch a strong viable asset backed currency with golden integrity, having the structure in place to make payments in trade, then those one or two nations would be susceptible and vulnerable to a sudden shock. They would be victims of their own success unless they had critical mass.

The new currency would rise sharply in exchange rate versus the smorgasbord of toiletry currencies founded in fiat paper. Refer to the current regime of US Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Swiss Franc, and Japanese Yen. If only one or two nations launch a strong viable gold-backed new currency, it would quickly rise 30% or maybe 50%. The result would be that A & B nations would suffer a quick slam in their export trade, since the currency rise would price them out of the global market. 

Their export clients would see huge price increases. Their cameras or construction equipment or cars or petro-chemicals or machine tools would suddenly be so expensive for their client states, that the A & B trade would suffer big damage. The two nations would be victims of their own successful currency.

So if countries A&B’s currency is backed by gold, countries with fiat paper currency would not be able to buy their products and that would hurt A&B’s economy.  So how would countries A&B go about these changes to exact the least amount of disruption in their economy?

However, suppose A & B nations develop the currency, support its backing with warehouses full of gold, or in the case of Panama copper too, or in the case of Norway crude oil. Then A & B nations wait to develop support in trade and financial structures, as in the so-called wiring. Instead of launching prematurely their gold-backed currency, they build a Trade Zone and form a growing alliance of participating nations, in order to assure a critical mass that includes on the order of at least 60% of global trade. 

Then later, when the moment is right, when the supporting system is truly ready, when the crisis in the West reaches a critical matter point, the two lead nations A & B launch the new gold-backed currency, announce the new trade settlement system, make known the new banking procedures, and do so with an ARMADA of nations in support of the new structures that had been under development. The strong critical mass of over 60% would assure that lost trade with the minority of nations would not be crippling. The new Eastern nucleus would benefit from sudden growth.

Wow, that’s brilliant.  Let the U.S. under Biden, Kerry and Nuland and their stooge Obama foment war after war funded with fiat currency while Russia and the Eurasian countries quietly build up their gold backed currency and develop a new trade and banking structures.  So is that what Putin and the Pope are up to?

The United States is fast racking up characteristics of a Third World nation. Its finances are Third World. Its president is Third World. Its banking integrity is Third World. Its absent industry is Third World. Its decaying cities are Third World. It urgently begs for a Third World currency, but that is soon to be remedied.

The nation has been a freeloader on the global reserve currency for too long. That is about to end. For the last three years, the United States has been living in a fairy tale with bailouts from the vast bond monetization. The Quantitative Easing with its amplified bond purchases and hidden channels to -- Posted Monday, 10 February 2014

Given its wretched fundamentals, it earns the name of Scheiss Dollar. Those familiar with the German language recognize it as the Shit Dollar.

Yes, as the U.S. has the Shit Dollar as its currency, what is Putin up to?  From Radio Free Europe:

It's full steam ahead for the Moscow-backed Eurasian Economic Union -- even as its prospective members express serious reservations. 

I’ll bet the E.U. and U.S. with their “shit dollar” are expressing serious reservations.

At the May 29 summit of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan in Astana, the three are expected to sign a treaty to transform their tripartite customs union into a Eurasian Economic Union (EES) by January 2015.

And as the bloc grows deeper, it is simultaneously growing broader, with Armenia and Kyrgyzstan pushing forward with road maps to join as well.

The Moscow-driven project has been seen as a part of Russia's bid to reestablish its political domination of the post-Soviet space, driven more by Moscow's political ambitions than by economic imperatives.

"It is obviously a political project," says Nicu Popescu, a senior analyst with the European Union's Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and co-author of a recent report on the EES. "The economics are pretty unclear."

Ha, ha.  Nicu Popescu of The European Union can’t figure it out.  You know what Upton Sinclair said?  “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his paycheck depends on his not understanding it.

So, here’s another take from Asia Times: 

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass - at the expense of the United States. 

And no wonder Washington is anxious. That alliance is already a done deal in a variety of ways: through the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa); at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Asian counterweight to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; inside the Group of 20; and via the 120-member-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). 

Bingo, a counterweight to NATO.  

Meanwhile, Russia is about to sell dozens of state-of-the-art Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters to the Chinese as Beijing and Moscow move to seal an aviation-industrial partnership…

This week should provide the first real fireworks in the celebration of a new Eurasian century-in-the-making when Russian President Vladimir Putin drops in on Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. ‘

You remember "Pipelineistan," all those crucial oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing Eurasia that make up the true circulatory system for the life of the region. Now, it looks like the ultimate Pipelineistan deal, worth US $1 trillion and 10 years in the making, will be signed off on as well. 

In it, the giant, state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom will agree to supply the giant state-controlled China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with 3.75 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas a day for no less than 30 years, starting in 2018. That's the equivalent of a quarter of Russia's gas exports to all of Europe. China's present daily gas demand is around 16 billion cubic feet a day, and imports account for 31.6% of total consumption. 

Here we go, Putin is expanding Russia’s marketplace to the degree that the EU market will be dwarfed in comparison.

Gazprom may still collect the bulk of its profits from Europe, but Asia could turn out to be its Everest. The company will use this mega-deal to boost investment in Eastern Siberia and the whole region will be reconfigured as a privileged gas hub for Japan and South Korea as well. If you want to know why no key country in Asia has been willing to "isolate" Russia in the midst of the Ukrainian crisis - and in defiance of the Obama administration - look no further than Pipelineistan.

So while the U.S. foreign policy has been one of belligerence and wars to seize the assets of third world countries, the U.S. has been turned into a third world country. 

Exit the Petrodollar, enter the Gas-o-Yuan

And then, talking about anxiety in Washington, there's the fate of the petrodollar to consider, or rather the "thermonuclear" possibility that Moscow and Beijing will agree on payment for the Gazprom-CNPC deal not in petrodollars but in Chinese Yuan.

Right after the potentially game-changing Sino-Russian summit comes a BRICS summit in Brazil in July. That's when a $100 billion BRICS development bank, announced in 2012, will officially be born as a potential alternative to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank as a source of project financing for the developing world. 

Remember when Victoria Nuland was caught saying “fuck the E.U.?”  Well sounds like the E.U. is now saying “fuck the U.S.”  From The Telegraph:

Vladimir Putin will hold talks with the French President over the Ukraine crisis next month in his first meeting with a head of state since Russia annexed Crimea.

The Kremlin hinted Russia’s president was also likely to hold talks with other world leaders over the crisis when they arrive in France for next month’s D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration.

Mr. Putin and Francois Hollande will dine at the Elysee Palace on June 5 as relations between Russia and the NATO allies remain at their lowest since the Cold War ended.

Seems like the E.U. leaders are sick of their gold being stolen by the Federal Reserve and the “shit dollar” Federal Reserve notes.

Anyone else getting sick of the “shit dollar?”

Yury Ushakov, a presidential aide, said the leaders would discuss “various multilateral international questions including the Ukraine crisis”.

Talks with other world leaders were likely, but would be arranged “on the hoof” he said.

So who else wants to meet with Putin “on the hoof?”

Downing Street sources said David Cameron would be "open" to a meeting with Mr. Putin if it were logistically possible. The two men have spoken on the telephone four times since the crisis started and aides said they were keen to keep communications going.

Well Pope Francis is set to meet with Shimon Perez and Abbas to pray for peace.  This meeting has been ridiculed by the American press.

Well, I for one sit in awe of the brilliance of Pope Francis and Putin.

By Patricia Baeten

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