The Russia sanctions bill that passed the US Senate by 98:2 on June 15 is a bombshell; it directly demonizes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under the Baltic Sea, which is bound to double Gazprom’s energy capacity to supply gas to Europe. Continue reading Washington and Berlin on a Collision Course
Here’s one more proof that the whole financial system is one big swindle.
The paper-based monetary system started with nothing, literally. It came into life just by virtue of an imposed agreement. Played with rosy promises, the whole system was put into action with deliberately complex layers of paper shuffling and mind-numbing plethora of financial gobbledygook to cover its empty, shallow foundation.
According to pertinent records, only 10% of Greeks debt to the Troika actually went into the national economy, i.e. as much as 90% went to German and French banks. They were bailing out themselves in 2008 at the cost of the pensions of the elderly, and massive unemployment.
Yeah, that’s right. It’s because the Europeans are the worst hit by Russian counter-sanctions since the United States prodded the EU to exert pressure on its perceived enemy.
The leaders of the Group of Seven Industrialized Nations or G7 are holding an emergency meeting in Germany in a futile attempt to avoid their inevitable bankruptcy. The leaders talk about Greece, the Ukraine, China, the Middle East and other matters as if somehow they are still in control. The leaders need to understand that there is a thing out there called reality and, no matter how long you try to avoid it, it has a way of catching up to you. The fact is that, with the exceptions of Canada, Japan and Germany, the G7 nations and their allied Western states have been running a deficit with the rest of the world for the past 40 years. The elephant in the room that nobody talks about is the fact the biggest debtor of all is the Corporate United States.
Industrial business interests within a capitalist system thrive on skillful strategies founded on exclusive access to vital information about the market and its players. The ability to dominate a given market is thrown heavily in favor of those who have the right tools to eavesdrop on the competition, and there’s no more capable surveillance mechanism than those under the control of the state.
Due to this lady’s mixed signal transmissions, even the Germans are now asking if she’s serving a foreign power, most specifically, the Central Intelligence Agency.
The Agency is, of course, just a branch of the Vatican-Nazi Intelligence Network and should not come as a surprise if the above question is confirmed.
With its friends leaving in favor of the BRICS, the United States is resorting to indirect terror blackmail in order to pressure Germany about Snowden’s application for asylum.
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
March 6—The desperation move by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, to flood the Eurozone with €1.14 billion in so-called “quantitative easing,” while excluding Greece and Cyprus from this dubious bonanza, will doubly accelerate the inevitable collapse of the trans-Atlantic financial system. The simultaneous escalation of provocations against Russia by NATO maneuvers in the Black Sea and the forward basing of NATO troops and heavy equipment in the Baltic States, up to Russia’s borders, are directly related to the impending bankruptcy of the financial system.
The Greek Revolution continues…
For at least two times in a row, the new Greek government were folding their cards against the EuroGroup powerplay only to stage a very uncomfortable counter-offensive against the Nazis who cannot escape from their horrid past.
If President Obama won’t do it, someone else will. Thankfully, a human rights group in Berlin, The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, has begun the process of indicting members of the Bush Administration by filing criminal complaints against the architects of the Admin’s torture program.
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.
This article first appeared in Deep Resource.
The globe-trotting muckracking journalist, Pepe Escobar, is not a fan of the US global empire, to put it mildly.
by Raúl Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth
When it comes to the ongoing Greek question, I see a lot of people eagerly jump to conclusions, after the ‘debt deal’, that I don’t think are justified; certainly not yet. The overall conviction in the press seems to be that Syriza has given in on just about all fronts, and Germany and Dijsselbloem are the big winners.
Tomorrow is Decision Day for Greece. Will it stay with the European Union or cement its crumbling economy with BRICS?
Alexis Tsipras’ “open letter” to German citizens published on Jan.13 in Handelsblatt, a leading German language business newspaper
In his latest video update, Keenan reiterated the forgone conclusion that both euro and the dollar will cease to exist in the very near future.
Futures Euphoria Deflated By Latest Batch Of Ugly European News: Germany Can’t Exclude “Technical Recession”
The NSA’s spying on the Germans, which has put US, Inc. on a substantial corporate advantage, is probably the tipping point that paved the way for the decision to break away from the regressive machinery that is NATO. The failed gold repatriation by the New York Fed was only the trigger.
While we can celebrate the ongoing funeral of the worthless paper currency, we can’t help but wonder if promises of better economic conditions will come after China, Russia and Germany formally agree to work together on turning the planet greener.
Back in 2009, an Examiner article exposed a glimpse of what China and Germany are collaborating on: