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Changing the Flow of Information

 

Karen Hudes posted this on her FB wall, in reference to the latest Ben Fulford’s article, “P2 Freemasons want Pope Francis to be new M1, the controller of money.”

“The Vatican/Cabal coalition you are pushing is not in the cards. Instead, what is happening is that the US through a grassroots movement assisted by local sheriffs, US marshals, in collaboration with the white hats in the Pentagon and the rest of the US’ allies are calling for the rule of law. It is this framework that will be calling the shots. There was a 95% likelihood that this would happen ever since the World Bank whistleblowers got through to the UK Parliament. This article explains…”

World Bank a security risk to the world order?

Former senior legal counsel at the World Bank turned whistleblower Karen Hudes talks about the corruption inside the World Bank and her personal saga to find out about it. She says a worldwide currency war is certain and NATO in jeopardy, if the wrongdoing isn’t finally addressed. 

By Lars Schall

Karen Hudes studied law at Yale Law School (J.D.) and economics at the University of Amsterdam (M.Phil). She worked as a corporate and securities lawyer at a major New York law firm and for several years at the Export Import Bank of the US, before she became a senior counsel in the legal department of the World Bank (1986 – 2007). Her personal web site can be found here: http://www.kahudes.net.

Lars Schall: Dr. Hudes, let’s talk about the World Bank, which is often described as a “Bretton Woods organization,” since it was officially founded at the famous international conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944. However, the plan to establish this bank (and the International Monetary Fund) originated years before with the highly secretive “War and Peace Studies” that were conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations and the US State Department, while the money for the study came from the Rockefeller Foundation. (1) Given this background of being part of the “Grand Area” design and strategy for the post-war world order, isn’t the World Bank really a tool to exercise American hegemony?

Karen Hudes: I take issue with one part of that question – when you say, “American hegemony.” If you unbundle the political structure inside the United States, it’s not what you see is what you get.  It’s not that the American citizens are the ones that are running the country. There is a very wealthy group that is secretly, through domination of the press, trying to keep the citizens in the United States in the dark. And so when you say a tool of “American hegemony,” the answer is it is a tool of hegemony but I would take the “American” out of the equation. What you saw in the last presidential election was massive amounts of foreign money coming in, in an attempt to influence voters. (2) That’s the group that I’m talking about and I would be very happy, as a sidebar at some point, to discuss who that group is, where they are, and what they’re doing. Because I didn’t know about that group when I started on my saga, but I found out about them later on. Now I try to tell them that they have to start behaving themselves. They are not above the law; they think they are, but they are subject to the law.

L.S.: Okay, then let us go straight down to the nitty-gritty: Can you name the individuals and institutions of that group?

K.H.: I’ll tell you what I can do; I can point you to a very good study that was done by three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, ranked as the best university in continental Europe. What they did was examine the interlocking ownership of the world’s 43,000 transnational corporations using mathematical modeling tools. Are you familiar with that study?

L.S.: Yes, I am. I believe you are referring to a study which showed basically that a small group respectively “super-entity” of 147 financial institutions and multinational corporations is pretty much in control of the world economy. (3)

K.H.: Yes, that’s right. So, it’s whoever is behind that group which is in control of 1 percent of the investments but that 1 percent through corporate interlocking directorships is now in control of 40 percent of the assets and 60 percent of the revenues of this set of 43,060 transnational companies. That’s who that group is. Now, do I know who the individuals behind that group are? They’re very good at secretly hiding, so I’m not going to hazard a guess. But once we get the legal machinery in place, we will find out in great detail who these individuals are, and they will be playing by the rules along with everybody else on this planet.

L.S.: Before we come back to that issue: How do you evaluate the World Bank’s track record in general?

K.H.: It’s a magnificent place that has been hijacked by that group, so you really can’t blame it for some of the terrible things that have happened.  But some of the most talented people in the world end up there.  In particular, the group of World Bank whistleblowers that I have been working with is a dream team. They are fabulous, and by working together we have succeeded in exposing what the “super-entity” of financial institutions was trying to take away from the people around the world behind their backs.  I wouldn’t call it a “Coup d’État” because we have simply taken back what was rightfully ours.

So, the World Bank is a mixture which includes that group of whistleblowers. Their lives have been really, really severely damaged by the power of that group that was trying to prevent them from doing their jobs. When the World Bank renovated its headquarters in 1997, an architect/construction engineer tried to prevent a 70% cost overrun caused by mismanagement. Can you imagine, an organization that’s teaching everybody how to run projects has a cost-overrun of $220 million dollars over the estimates?  Anyway, he warned that this project was going to have the overruns, and he was fired in gratitude. Where is this man now? He’s managing projects for China. Anyway, when we were mentioning him as a whistleblower, he said: “I don’t want this publicity; I’m not a whistleblower. I was simply doing my job as a professional project manager and architect.” But some people, their lives were just completely wrecked.

So that’s what the World Bank is: you’ve got 5 percent who are fighting for justice, you’ve got human resources secretly managed by the “super-entity” of financial institutions, and you’ve got everybody else in the middle taking cover where they can.

L.S.: Why should anybody care about the World Bank and its actions?

K.H.: It’s an institution at the very center of the world financial system owned by 188 countries.  This institution can prevent a currency war and can also serve as a bridge when there is consensus about how to amend the functioning of the world financial system. It takes 50 years for an international institution to function. There is a simple convention that the Board of the World Bank will only vote up or down what is proposed by the President of the World Bank. When the Board tried to end that convention in 2009, the following day I was locked out of the World Bank’s headquarters.

In 1944 there were 44 countries at the Bretton Woods Conference; one of the Dutch delegates was a young lawyer named Aaron Broches, who later became the longest-serving general counsel of the World Bank. I wasn’t at the World Bank when Broches was general counsel, but I got to know him because I was interested in finding out about the history of the World Bank. Broches gave me the operation manual.  He was there when Robert McNamara came to the World Bank as the president in 1968. Broches told me that’s when the World Bank really started to deteriorate. McNamara made the place much more corrupt than it had been before that. The World Bank was established by treaty that was negotiated by the 44 countries which came to the Bretton Woods conference. By now, the Bretton Woods treaties have been signed on to by 144 additional countries.

So, the reason people need to care about the World Bank is it is a fabulous tool. We couldn’t create it today; but we’ve inherited it, we’re standing on the shoulders of our predecessors, and it is the tool by which we are taking back the rule of law, and we’re proceeding actually further than it’s ever gone.  People complain about international law, they say it’s not enforceable, it’s just wishful thinking; no.  International law exists, and it goes from the very bottom of the system way up to the top. Because the groups that want to be free to dominate the place and not be subject to law, their game is over, finished. This is a sea-change.

L.S.: But isn’t the whole thing related to the financial crisis and the fact that those people who’ve committed crimes are not punished for their crimes – isn’t that an clear indication to the contrary?

K.H.: Yes, but just wait until we finish doing what we need to do, because when I talk about taking back the World Bank for the rule of law, we’re talking about the beginning of a different approach. International law was developed by Hugo Grotius, a Dutch lawyer, famous for his escape in a trunk from the castle of Loevestein in 1621 where he was imprisoned by the Calvinists. Grotius believed in freedom of the seas and combined ethics, politics and law.

He said: “It is fitting that those who have the leading place in an alliance should arrogate to themselves no privilege in relation to their own interests, but should make themselves conspicuous above the others through their careful management of the common interests.”(4)

Now here’s where it becomes really interesting. Bond holders are entitled to accurate financial statements from the World Bank under securities laws in every single jurisdiction where the bonds are held. The World Bank has issued $135 billion in bonds denominated in the world’s currencies; anyone who holds a World Bank bond can hold the World Bank accountable. And this means that anyone inside that organization with financial information has got the right to make sure that is correctly represented in the World Bank’s financials.  If there’s an inaccuracy in the financial information, the correction must take place, and any person who reveals that inaccuracy must be protected and not retaliated against. This is now a requirement in the appropriations legislation for the US contribution to the World Bank capital increase. (5)  If you buy a World Bank bond (and I did so), you are empowered to fight for international law as an individual.

So, we now have a mechanism for requiring transparency.  Does every government want transparency?  Of course not, that’s why it has taken me fifteen years so far.  But that’s where we are now, with governments accountable to their people in a way that they weren’t before.

L.S.: You assume that a world-wide currency war is certain if the World Bank fails to adhere to the rule of law. How do you come to this conclusion?

K.H.: It’s a very important question.  You can see definite signs of an impending currency war by the US government’s seven year delay in complying with Germany’s request to repatriate 300 tons of gold; the difficulty in obtaining gold for immediate delivery; Japan’s devaluation; and legislation in a dozen states to recognize gold and silver bullion as legal tender. I elaborated on this in a recent interview with gold and precious metals expert, Tekoa da Silva. (6)

I have been warning for nearly ten years that US’ failure to play by the rules at the World Bank would end in a currency war.   I come to this conclusion because one of the things the World Bank is, is it’s a knowledge bank.  You have very clever companies that have developed services that they would like to incorporate in World Bank projects. For example, I was working on a project in Ghana on a freedom of information law.  The Ghanaians hired the Sentia Group, headed by Jacek Kugler, former Chair of the Department of Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate University. He was President of International Studies Association (2004-5) and of the Peace Science Society (1995-6). He was also editor of International Interactions.

The model developed by Jacek Kugler is 90 to 95% accurate. (7)  There are actually two models that I am relying upon.  The published version is: “The War Presidency: Options Taken and Lost.” (8)  This analysis holds that what the United States did in the Iraq war may have made some sense in the context of the regional problems, but it was absolutely suicide for the US to fly in the face of its major allies.   If the corruption in the United States continues to jeopardize the US’ relationship with the NATO countries, (which we are now seeing in the refusal of the United States to comply with Germany’s request for repatriation of its gold), China would come way up very, very fast, but via a currency war that will force trade back to a barter system and disrupt the world economy on a scale that will make the great depression of the 1930′s and the recent world depression in 2008 pale by comparison.

I found out in the Ghana project using the Sentia stakeholder analytic tool that the reason that the freedom of information law was not being passed was because the German government, which was financing the project , wanted a perfect freedom of information law.  It turned out that in Ghana the people who were opposed to the law had enough political power that they could prevent the law from being passed. Once the German government understood that there was no ownership in Ghana for a perfect law, the local version of the legislation passed.

I was fired illegally as a legal officer of the World Bank trying to keep the World Bank on track in the securities markets.  I informed the US Congress that the World Bank was out of compliance on the capital markets, and was illegally fired in retaliation.  So I thought I would be reinstated immediately. I didn’t understand that the single biggest impediment was the fact that that group that I was talking about, the one that’s dominating the capital markets, is also dominating the media. I didn’t realize how concentrated the media was in the United States.

In the last 20 years the number of owners of the media in the US has gone from 50 down to 5.  So I couldn’t get my story out. (9)  I can regale you about what happened with the National Press Club, which has been hoodwinking the American people by censoring important information.   When we are finished ending the cover-up of corruption, the media will have admitted that it was certainly newsworthy when the governors, attorneys general and chief justices of the 50 states were involved in resolving this illegality.  How can it be that the American people don’t know this now?  That is why I’m so grateful to you for bringing my story to your readers.

L.S.: When did you come to the conclusion that a world-wide currency war is certain by using this game theory stakeholder analysis?

K.H.:  In 2004 I asked Jacek Kugler whether he would model rule of law at the World Bank. This is the second model, and is consistent with the published model, because the World Bank is a microcosm of the world economy. The input to the model requires an assessment of where the stakeholders are on rule of law at the World Bank, how powerful they are, and also how important rule of law is for them.  So for example, the president of a country may be powerful, but he’s got a lot on his plate, so that issue is not so important for him.  Kugler refers to that as “salience”.  The numbers as to how powerful the countries were is based on their shareholding in the World Bank; for instance the US has 16 percent.  But I had to estimate how important rule of law was to the World Bank’s member countries, where they stood on the issue, and so on.  However, where I guessed wrong was I didn’t understand the media.  I thought the media was part of a solution; I didn’t understand that it was very much part of the problem.

In 2007 I warned the US Treasury Department that the model of rule of law at the World Bank was predicting that the US would lose the 66 year-old Gentlemen’s Agreement to appoint the president of the World Bank. (10)  That is what happened in 2010. (11)  The model started predicting that rule of law would prevail rather than a currency war as soon as the UK and European Parliaments published my testimony. (12)

L.S.:  But is the loss of the Gentlemen’s Agreement actually something bad?  I mean the US is just one country out of more than 188 in the World Bank?

K.H.:  Let’s look closer at Hugo Grotius’ point: ‘If you’re at the top of the food chain in the world and you rule benevolently in everybody’s interest then this is a good thing.  But once you stop doing that, you stop acting as a trustee for the world and you start acting for the interest of a small group whose interests are different from the whole, then it’s a bad thing.  So, if the US had acted under the World Bank’s rules, and complied with the securities laws of the jurisdictions where World Bank’s bonds are held, the US could have kept its Gentlemen’s Agreement.  It’s only when the US acts illegally and against the interests of the whole of the group that the Gentlemen’s Agreement needs to end.

L.S.: Okay, I still don’t get it, and so make it plain, please: a) why do you think a world-wide currency war is certain by using this game theory stakeholder analysis? And b) please explain why NATO is in jeopardy – and maybe more important, give our readers some reasons why it would be a bad thing if NATO would break-up? Is NATO still a defense alliance?

I also spoke to Secretary Chuck Hagel on August 6, 2008 when he represented Nebraska as a Senator in the U.S. Congress, and I told him that this stakeholder analysis was predicting that the Gentlemen’s Agreement would end if the U.S. did not stop its hegemony at the World Bank and that “playing cat and mouse with these serious governance issues at the World Bank is also a security risk to the world order.”  After Chuck Hagel became Secretary of Defense, I called up the Inspector General’s office in the Defense Department and said, “I happen to think that Secretary Hagel will be very interested to know about a problem that’s going to make him lose NATO.”  And the next weekend I got a request from LinkedIn to contact the Defense Department’s project manager for their version of the stakeholder analysis.  I am also in touch with NATO.

NATO is in jeopardy because of tensions with Germany and Europe over the corruption emanating from the “super-entity” that is trying to dominate the world economy.  The stakeholder analysis is predicting that this corruption can be overcome through coalitions that demand the rule of law. Informed citizens demanding an end to the corruption will turn things around.  I believe that the corruption in NATO, like the Bretton Woods institutions, can be overcome.

As a lawyer, I believe that institutions can be retrofitted, improved, and salvaged and that when cover-ups of corruption end it is possible to close the loopholes that permitted the corruption to exist. When I say that NATO will break up, I am referring to NATO as a proxy for the transatlantic alliance.  Whether the accession of new countries to NATO has changed the character of NATO is a larger issue.  As the corruption coming from the “super entity” of financial institutions we discussed earlier is tackled, many existing institutions will change.  Lawyers prefer incremental change, and working within an existing institutional framework.  The alternative is an approach like the French revolution.  Is that preferable?

L.S.:  Was corruption part of the decision to get rid of Paul Wolfowitz and Robert Zoellick as heads of the World Bank?

K.H.:  Yes, of course.  The Board of Executive Directors asked Paul Wolfowitz to leave for promptly giving a 35% pay raise to his significant other who was working for the World Bank when Wolfowitz assumed the presidency.  That was just the tip of the iceberg; the corruption was systemic.(13)

L.S.:  Well, related to Robert Zoellick I think this is not really clear to the public…

K.H.:  No, of course not, that’s because the “super-entity” of financial institutions bought up the media.  It was because of Robert Zoellick’s corruption that the World Bank’s Committee on Governance refused a second term to Robert Zoellick, and Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader in the US Senate, told Zoellick that he was not going to be renominated for a second term as president of the World Bank by the United States.  After Mitt Romney appointed Zoellick to head national security transition planning during the US presidential campaign, I tried without success to inform voters about the corruption problems. (13)  CBS, which broadcast the presidential debates, knew about the corruption at the World Bank because they used my information to embarrass the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron during his interview on the David Letterman show on September 27, 2012.  After my testimony in UK Parliament about corruption at the World Bank, the UK’s Minister of Development, Andrew Mitchell, was raked over the coals in the “plebgate affair.” (15)  But CBS refused to ask a question on international corruption during the presidential debate.

L.S.: When did you personally became aware of improper practices at the World Bank?

K.H.:  I learned of the corruption at the World Bank gradually: think of old Polaroid pictures that develop slowly.  My understanding of the problem increased from working with other World Bank whistleblowers and seeing what happened after I disclosed corruption up the corporate ladder within the World Bank.   So, the first thing that clearly jolted me was in 1997 when the Board at the World Bank said under the Strategic Compact, ‘We’ll contribute to the World Bank budget, but we’re putting a condition that we want to see improved management’.   I was the representative of the Staff Association on the Drysdale Committee which was looking at Human Resources Reform under the Strategic Compact.  At the end of the exercise I said, “You know, for reform in an organization, you need to have monitoring to see whether the reform has taken hold.”  When my recommendation wasn’t incorporated, I was perplexed, and wondered, “Why don’t people want to monitor reform of human resources?”

We called in Alberto Bazzan, a human resources manager from IBM.  After about a year, Alberto came to me — this was when Jim Wolfensohn was the President of the World Bank — and said “Karen, it’s not working, I don’t get to see Jim Wolfensohn very often but whenever I do, if I tell him somebody should be promoted, that person gets fired.  If I tell him that somebody should be fired, that person gets promoted.”  Alberto also said, “I don’t know how much longer I’m going to last,” and sure enough; he got fired too.

L.S.: You also became aware of irregularities in connection with a bank in the Philippines. Please elaborate on this.

K.H.:  At the end of the East Asia financial crisis in 1999, the World Bank had a ‘structural adjustment loan’ in the Philippines.  In structural adjustment loans, the World Bank finances government reform policies rather than goods and services. In corrupt regimes these loans are controversial because the reforms are not owned by the country, and the proceeds do not end up in government treasuries. So, what happened in the privatization of Philippines National Bank (PNB) was the man who owned Philippine Airlines, which was in default to PNB, ended up buying the government shares in PNB.  The investment advisor said, ‘You know, depositors aren’t going to like that PNB is being managed by a borrower in default. This is a real problem’.

I went to the World Bank’s country director for the Philippines and told him what the investment advisors said; that the man who owned Philippine Airlines had broken the securities laws in the Philippines by failing to disclose his acquisition of more than 10% of PNB’s shares.  I told the World Bank’s Country Director in the Philippines to warn the government the World Bank could not disburse the rest of the structural adjustment loan.  I wrote the letter.  It said, ‘Dear Philippines Government, you’re not going to get the money, you’re not complying with the conditions’.  I said, ‘could you please sign this letter and send it to the government’.  Instead, I was reassigned. There was another condition in the loan requiring the Philippines’ laws on banking supervision to be improved, and those laws were never passed after I was reassigned.   So I went to the legal department, and I said, ‘You can’t reassign lawyers who are doing their jobs.”

I live on the same street as Larry Summers, and my kid was in the same elementary class as Larry Summers’ kid.  When this nonsense with the human resources reform happened, I complained to Larry Summers at a PTA meeting.  I said, “The World Bank is not being managed right: when we try to correct the mismanagement, the wrong people get fired; what’s going on here?”  There was going to be a new general counsel, and a friend of mine told me that there wasa good candidate.  So, I told this to Larry Summers.  After this man came in as the World Bank’s General Counsel, I asked him, ‘Why are you reassigning me when I’m doing my job’.

So after I was reassigned in the Philippines, I told the Executive Director who represented the Dutch government on the Board what was going on, and the two of us had a meeting with Jim Wolfensohn. At the meeting we said, ‘This idiot who you hired as General Counsel is leading to corruption in the Philippines, you’ve got to do something about this’. Jim Wolfensohn’s response was to put me on probation.

I went to the decision meeting when it came time to disburse the Philippines loan and told the Vice President for the East Asia Region, “The conditions haven’t been met for disbursement.’  And of course, that vice president knew that I was going to go back up to the Board, so he had to cancel the loan for $200 million.  There was a matching loan from Japan which was also cancelled. The depositors in the Philippines got nervous with a defaulted borrower in control of PNB, and there was a run on the bank.  The Philippines Deposit Insurance Corporation had to bail out PNB with a $500 million loan.  The President of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, was ultimately impeached in 2001, and in 2007 an anti-corruption court in the Philippines convicted Estrada of plunder and confiscated cash and properties worth $29 million.

When the World Bank’s Evaluation Department told the World Bank’s Board of Directors that the World Bank’s supervision performance on the structural adjustment loan for the Philippines’ financial sector had been satisfactory, I said that the Evaluation Department was misinforming the Board.  The World Bank never ended its misinformation to the Board on the Philippines financial sector adjustment loan.  That was the kernel of the cover-up, which kept on mushrooming.

L.S.: Why were you fired ultimately in 2007?

KH:  I was fired illegally in retaliation for informing the US Congress about the cover-up on the Philippines.  In 2006 I was a candidate for the World Bank’s General Counsel position.  During my interview, I told the Executive Search firm about the failed human resources reforms and the internal control lapses.  Executive Search firms for the general counsel position of companies with bonds on the securities markets have to correct internal control problems.  When there is an international organization whose Board consists of member countries, this problem becomes especially serious.  I informed the Treasury Department that the Sentia stakeholder analysis was predicting that the US was going to lose the Gentlemen’s Agreement.  When the Treasury Department did not respond, I informed Senators Biden, Clinton, Obama, and Lugar on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Senator Lugar backed me up with three letters to the World Bank before I was fired, and my Congressman wrote a fourth letter at Nancy Pelosi’s request after I was fired illegally in retaliation.  Senators Leahy and Bayh also joined Senator Lugar in demanding a Government Accountability Office investigation into corruption at the World Bank the year after I was fired.  When the World Bank stonewalled the GAO investigation, Congress put conditions on the US contribution to the World Bank’s capital increase requiring reform to end the effects of retaliation. (16)

There are other World Bank whistleblowers reporting the same problems as I did.  They have stories that are equally outrageous.  You cannot run a bank as if it were your personal slush fund.  You have got to have accountability; you have got to have internal controls.  When I reported to Congress that the World Bank had deficient internal controls, I also pointed out that because of the special position of the World Bank in the world financial system, not only are you wasting tax payers’ money, but you’re going to end up with a currency war. When the World Bank fired me and stonewalled the GAO investigation, the governance crisis at the World Bank assumed constitutional proportions.

L.S.: In order to deal with your problems, you bought a certain kind of bond. Please tell us this story.

K.H.  The World Bank is an international organization and has immunity from lawsuits brought by its staffmembers.  But the World Bank has waived its immunities to bondholders.  In 2009 the Chairman of the World Bank’s Governance Committee, the Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee, and the Chairman of the Board’s Ethics Committee, together with the Dean of the Board, reinstated me when I was trying to end the convention that the Board may only rubber stamp actions initiated by the World Bank’s President.  When I was locked out of the World Bank’s headquarters building, I bought a World Bank bond and sued in federal court.

L.S.: And what has been the result?

K.H.:  The short answer is that the US is viewed as a scofflaw nation in violation of its treaty obligations and securities laws in all of the jurisdictions in which the World Bank’s bonds are traded, including state blue sky laws.  Last week an Ambassador of one of the World Bank’s members wrote, “I would also like to recognize the work you are doing in trying to bring the Bretton Woods institutions to bear on the need to meet the agreed international states in the course of their operations.”

The long answer is that the Judge in the District Court ignored the fact that I was a bond holder and dismissed my suit.  So I appealed and the stakes were increased a little bit.  The day after I blogged that the Board of the World Bank was taking over the litigation (17),  the Court of Appeals issued an unpublished decision that did not contain the reasoned opinion that was required under applicable precedent.  Then the clerk ignored my notice that the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and I were withdrawing the case after it was settled by the World Bank’s Development Committee. I reported the clerical error in the federal courts to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to the rest of the Judicial Conference, and again more recently to the Judge who heads the Judicial Conference Executive Committee.  I also reported to the National Governors Association, the National Association of Attorneys General, and the Conference of Chief Justices of the state Supreme Courts that the federal courts were ignoring 187 Ministers of Finance.

On April 19, 2013 the Development Committee issued me a pass to attend the Spring meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions.  On April 20, 2013 the U.S. Secret Service barred me from attending the rest of the meetings.  On April 21, 2013, in a letter that was cleared by the World Bank’s shareholders, I informed Julia Pierson, Director of the Secret Service, that the Secret Service had acted illegally.  Later that day the Secret Service issued me an invalid barring notice, which had been signed by a World Bank official who exceeded his authority.

L.S.: It’s almost unnecessary to ask you this, but anyway: Did you get any protection as a whistleblower? And what are your thoughts in general how whistleblowers are treated these days in the US?

K.H.:  That’s a wonderful question.  I started out with a law firm to help me with my case.  At one point that firm gave me some documents which were very helpful, including a report from the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress to the effect that World Bank governance is very bad and its accounting is terrible. (19)  A couple of years ago, I went back to that firm to thank them for having given me that very important document. And the next thing I knew, that firm referred an assignment to me in the Philippines. Well, I have gotten some very powerful people in the Philippines rather angry. I thought it was kind of dangerous to go to the Philippines, so I said, “I’d be very happy to take that assignment, but I think I’m going to sub-contract the work in the Philippines.”  The work dried up when I wasn’t going to the Philippines anymore.

I have filed many complaints with local, state and federal law enforcement officials about illegal acts and not a single complaint has been satisfactorily resolved. It is the job of each and every citizen in a democracy to inform themselves what is happening to their whistleblowers and to protect them. The accountability feedback loop has been largely impaired by the “super-entity” of financial institutions which bought up the media in the U.S.

L.S.: There was actually an investigation to address the corruption at the World Bank, which was headed by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul A. Volcker. What do you think about the results of this investigation?

K.H.:  After studying Development Economics at the University of Amsterdam, I have some excellent contacts.  In 2005 the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked for an investigation of the Audit Committee into my complaints about the lapses on the Philippines financial sector structural adjustment loan.(20)  The Chair of the Audit Committee at the time, Pierre Duquesne, asked instead for an investigation into the Institutional Integrity Department. The Volcker Panel has been thoroughly discredited.  (19)

L.S.: Have there been other responses, for example in the UK?

K.H.:  Yes. I met with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office on September 28, 2010, and informed them that KPMG did not follow Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The Serious Fraud Office called the SEC on October 10, 2010, but the SEC only stonewalled. Two Committees of the UK Parliament published my testimony to this effect.  (See note 11) After the SEC refused to respond to the Serious Fraud Office, that was when a UK lawyer advised me, ‘It’s time, Karen, to go to the credit rating agencies.’ All of these problems are going to drive down the US credit rating, there’s no question about it.  That is why the Attorney General, Eric Holder, is suing the credit rating agencies. Thirteen other countries have written to me about the illegality I have been reporting to them.

Now, I’ve made these points to the state attorneys general, to the state governors and to the Chief Justices of state Supreme Courts.   When there are these compliance issues, the states are also responsible for protecting the bond holders under blue sky laws.  I finally got a letter from Maryland’s governor, Martin O’Malley, requesting me to have my Senators in US Congress solve this problem. So I went to Senators Mikulski and Cardin, and they didn’t solve the problem.  I went to Senate Legal Counsel and to the House General Counsel, and informed them that there was an impasse between the state regulators and the SEC.

Then I went to Secretary Hagel and said, “First of all we’re landing in a currency war and second of all, we have a serious disconnect between the states and the federal government.  How is this going to be resolved, martial law?  The Judicial Conference is confronting a situation where 188 Ministers of Finance have reinstated me, have granted me a security pass, and the President of the World Bank and Secret Service prevent me from entering the building;  the clerk of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed my case in error; the Judicial Conference refuses to correct the clerical error, and the citizens with a few exceptions remain in the dark.  What you have is a country which is seriously, seriously out of compliance.  So, when you say the World Bank is out of compliance; no, it’s the US government.  It’s all of the different pillars of government.  It’s the federal government, it’s the judiciary.  The Congress isn’t doing such a great job either; they passed an appropriations law with conditionality and failed to require GAO to carry out an audit into corruption that they commissioned.

L.S.: Yes.  You also assume the repatriation of German gold that was announced by the Deutsche Bundesbank in January of this year has something to do with the problems at the World Bank. Why so?

K.H.:  That’s a very good question.  The Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve together with the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission sit on the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies, and these are the entities that have accepted KPMG’s unqualified audit of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development when the bondholders can have no confidence in the accuracy of the World Bank’s financial statements because of the corruption that I and other World Bank whistleblowers have reported.

Germany asked to repatriate 300 tons of gold three months after the New York Federal Reserve refused Germany´s request for a physical inspection of vaults in which Germany´s gold was stored.    Instead, the US Treasury offered a paper audit.(21)  The Inspector Generals of both the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve have not inspired any confidence in my case, to put it bluntly.  A dozen states are also moving to recognize gold as legal tender,(22) and Texas is permitting its pensions to invest in gold now.(23)

It’s part and parcel of this corrupt illegality; this illegality is creating such turmoil that people have concerns about the soundness of the US dollar as a currency.  Now, I’ve seen the letters that you’ve written and about why Germany needs its gold.  I think probably the best answer is that in a situation that I’ve just outlined where you have illegality from top to bottom, you don’t want your gold anywhere else because you don’t know what’s going to happen to it.  I can’t say for sure when the decision of your audit committee was made that required the audit.

L.S.:  Yes.

K.H.:  The strength of my case is that I have documented the illegality from the very bottom of the financial system to the very top. The only reason this matter is not resolved is because of this control of the media which is jeopardizing democracy in the United States. I’ve documented a serious case of what is called state capture. Is it going to be resolved? I do know that all of these World Bank whistleblowers have their own contacts with their governments.  Although the credit rating agencies have had a front row view, most American citizens haven’t, with the exception of a group called the National Taxpayers Union, which has a blog about me. (25)

L.S.: What do you think about the fact that the BRICS nations are creating their own development bank to rival the World Bank and the IMF?

K.H.:  I congratulate them, and I’m very glad that they did this.

L.S.:  Yes, but do you think that this creation of a new development bank by the BRICS nations is a result of this corruption at the World Bank?

K.H.:  Absolutely.

L.S.: And since we also raised the issue of gold, is it any surprise to you that these BRICS nations are buying gold, for example, Russia and China, whereas the western Central Banks and the IMF have a very different approach to gold?

K.H.:  Professor Antal Fekete has written about the significance of the current very high demand for immediate delivery of gold.(24) It is becoming clear that the corruption in the international financial system is risking a situation in which gold supply will cease as persons who hold gold refuse to relinquish it for paper money, referred to as “permanent backwardation.” We have got to prevent this from happening. It’s the “super entity” of financial institutions that’s unsettling everything; they have got to play by the rules. They can’t have a free pass to corrupt the world. No; that’s ended, that’s over. The fact that most people don’t know about them or what they do or what the BIS is, that has to end.  Everybody has to know, and there has to be an orderly transition to a world financial system that makes some sense. This current situation where they control the press makes no sense whatsoever, and it’s got to end.

L.S.:  Apropos the BIS; is it also involved?  And you’ve said most people don’t know what the BIS is, so what is the BIS?

K.H.:  The answer is yes, the BIS is involved. The BIS, Bank for International Settlements, is the consortium of central bankers.  The central bankers are private, they’re not government entities. Anyway, I wrote the BIS to ask them what on earth is going on?  I never heard back from them, which is kind of curious.

L.S.: Final question.  How would you solve the problems we were talking about if the choice was yours?

K.H.:  I’ve been thinking a lot about the answer to that question.  I think there are two very easy answers.  The first is that whistleblowers have to be made whole, as required by US Congress for the US contribution to the World Bank capital increase. The second is that the democratic deficit in the international financial system where people don’t know what the BIS is has to end. People don’t know it’s their Ministers of Finance that are dealing with these issues and what their Ministers of Finance are up to.  People have to become aware of this because it’s dangerous to have this democratic deficit.  So that’s what I would change, I would change the flow of information.

L.S.: Yes, but how would you change the flow of information?

K.H.:  Well, that’s a serious, serious question.  There has to be awareness that people are getting their information filtered, and I think once they’re aware of it, this is going to change.  I think a lot of the solution is going to come from the internet.  That’s why there are so many efforts now to limit the Internet.  I went to a conference on this, and it was no surprise to me that the person who was running this conference didn’t think it was suitable for me to address the conference.  You know, need I say more.  There is censorship, and the censorship has to stop.

One of the very positive developments is that people expect that soon there will be very wide access to the internet by all of the people on this planet.  So we have to ensure that the Internet remains functional, and that we pay serious attention to what happened with the death of Aaron Swartz; this is no accident.

L.S.: Yes, yes.  But isn’t also the internet a wonderful surveillance instrument for intelligence agencies?

K. H.:  Yes.  Recently I’ve gotten to know a US whistleblower who knows a great deal about domestic surveillance: Mark Novitsky.  People have got to become aware about what all is going on, and that should help us make a begin in solving this extremely serious and dangerous problem.

L.S.:  Thank you very much for taking your time, Dr. Hudes!

K. H.: Thank you very much for having me!

SOURCES:

(1) See Laurence H. Shoup / William Minter: “Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy“, Authors Choice Press, New York, 2004. For a shorter introduction into this topic see Andrew Gavin Marshall: “The Council on Foreign Relations and the ’Grand Area’ of the American Empire”, published December 13, 2011 here: http://andrewgavinmarshall.com/2011/12/13/the-council-on-foreign-relations-and-the-grand-area-of-the-american-empire/

(2) See Anna Stolley Persky, “Truth or Fiction? Foreign Interests in U.S. Elections”, Washington Lawyer, published November 2012 available here: http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/resources/publications/washington_lawyer/november_2012/foreign_elections.cfm

(3) See Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, and Stefano Battiston: “The network of global corporate control“, ETH Zurich, published September 2011 available here: http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf

(4) See Hugo Grotius: “On the Law of War and Peace”, Book XV, available here: http://www.archive.org/stream/hugonisgrottiide00grotuoft/hugonisgrottiide00grotuoft_djvu.txt

(5) § 7082 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74). available here: http://www.whistleblower.org/storage/documents/whistleblowerlanguageinHR2055.pdf

(6) Tekoa Da Silva, World Bank Whistle-blower: “Precious Metals To Serve As An Underpinning For Paper Currencies”, May 6, 2013, available here:
http://bullmarketthinking.com/world-bank-whistle-blower-precious-metals-to-serve-as-an-underpinning-for-paper-currencies/

(7) See Randolph M. Silverson, “The Contributions of International Politics Research to Policy”, Political Science and Politics, published March 2000, available here https://www.apsanet.org/imgtest/ContributionsInternationalPolitics-Siverson.pdf See page 62

(8) Jacek Kugler, Ron Tammen and Brian Efird: “The War Presidency: Options Taken and Lost”, International Studies Association Meetings, Montreal, Canada, published February 2004, available here: http://citation.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/7/4/2/7/pages74272/p74272-1.php

(9) See NSNBC International, “World Bank Whistle-blower. Confidence in the Dollar as an International Currency Is Waning. The End of Bretton Woods ? published May 2, 2013 available here:  http://nsnbc.me/tag/karen-hudes/

(10) Analysis on the Rule of Law at the World Bank in 2004 by the Sentia Group available here:  http://kahudes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/board-of-governors.pdf See pages 16-23

(11) Development Committee Communique, published  April 25, 2010 available here:
http://www.imf.org/external/np/cm/2010/042510.htm (see paragraph 6)

(12) House of Commons International Development Committee, Written Evidence for the inquiry into The work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, published July 7, 2012 available here:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmintdev/writev/402/contents.htm

House of Commons Public Administration Committee, Written Evidence for the inquiry into Public engagement in policy making, published November 2, 2012 available here:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmpubadm/writev/publicpolicy/m03.htm

The European Parliament Committee on Budgetary Control Hearing on Whistleblowing May 25, 2011 available here:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/document/activities/cont/201105/20110518ATT19540/20110518ATT19540EN.pdf

(13) Foreign Policy, Zoellick Pick Roils Romney Campaign, August 8, 2012 available here: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/08/08/zoellick_pick_roils_romney_campaign

(14) K. Hudes and S. Schlemmer-Schulte, “Accountability in Bretton Woods”, 15 ILSA J. of Int’l & Comparative L. 501 (2009) Available here: http://www.kahudes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ilsaJournal1.pdf

(15) Wikipedia entry for “Plebgate”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plebgate The Week magazine 24 September 2012  called Mitchell’s public flogging “Gategate” available here: http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/gategate/49169/gategate-friends-ids-take-pleasure-andrew-mitchell-gaffe

(16) § 7082 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74). Available here:http://www.whistleblower.org/storage/documents/whistleblowerlanguageinHR2055.pdf

(17)  Foreign Policy Magazine, The Romney National Security Transition Team That Might Have Been, November 7, 2012, Available here: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/07/the_romney_national_security_transition_team_that_might_have_been

(18)  Letter from Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress to James Wolfensohn dated April 8, 2005, Available here: http://kahudes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/101.pdf

(19)  Email from Netherlands Ministry of Finance dated January 13, 2005 that my allegations should be discussed by the World Bank’s Audit Committee. http://kahudes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/89.pdf

(20) Common Dreams Newswire dated April 6, 2010 concerning intimidation of staff in the Institutional Integrity Department during the Volcker Panel investigation. Available here: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/04/06-3

(21)  Office of the Treasury Inspector General, Audit of the Department of the Treasury’s Schedule of United States Gold Reserves Held by Federal Reserve Banks as of September 30, 2012, available here: http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/Audit%20Reports%20and%20Testimonies/OIG13031.pdf

(22) States seek currencies made of silver and gold, CNN Money, February 3, 2012, available here: http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/03/pf/states_currencies/index.htm

(23)  James Rickards: Texas Law Would Protect Its Gold from Government Seizure, Monday, 25 Mar 2013, available here: http://www.moneynews.com/Markets/gold-Rickards-Texas-depository/2013/03/25/id/496123#ixzz2ST6cmoQy 

(24) National Taxpayers Union, Whistleblower Protections: A Living Example of Their Relevance, December 20, 2012, available here:  http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/government-reform/whistleblower-protections-a1220.html

(25) Antal E. Fekete, American Bases In Germany and the Gold Basis, January 28, 2013, available here: http://www.professorfekete.com/articles/AEFAmericanBasesGermanyGoldBasis.pdf

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Enron at the World Bank

Here are our questions:

You worked as a lawyer for the World Bank. Now you accuse them as a whistleblower of massive wrongdoing. What’s wrong with the Bank?

Think of the World Bank as Enron.  The World Bank has issued over $180 billion in bonds on the world’s capital markets, but its financial statements are not accurate.  The US Congress has been unsuccessful in resolving this problem, first identified by the Joint Economic Committee in 2005.[1]  The World Bank stonewalled Senator Lugar’s and Congressman Van Hollen’s four requests for the advice of the executive search firm following my disclosure of internal control lapses during my interview for General Counsel.[2]  I have been fulfilling my professional responsibilities as the World Bank’s lawyer to bring the World Bank into compliance. [3]

In 2006 I wrote to Senator Richard Lugar, “Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Dean of the Board [and Germany’s Executive Director], has informed me that World Bank Board is treated like a mushroom . .. kept in the dark and covered with fertilizer”.[4]  On October 3, 2007, I informed Kenneth Peel in the US Treasury Department that “Senator Lugar’s office suggested that I contact you about an escalating perception that the US does not respect rule of law in its oversight of the World Bank.  Now the members of the World Bank’s Board are subjected to intimidation for trying to restore rule of law at the Bank.”

Earlier that day, I  had informed Keith Luse and Nilmini Rubin in Senator Lugar’s office, Jay Branegan on the staff of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Jim Greene in then Senator Biden’s office, Tom Crohan in Senator Kennedy’s office, and Jayme Roth in Senator Bayh’s office:

“I have just returned from Holland, and learned there that Messrs. Wijffels and Melkert [the representatives of the Dutch on the World Bank’s Board of Directors] have informed the Dutch public that they were subjected to investigations of their private lives as a form of diplomatic blackmail.  According to Mr. Wijffels, other executive directors on the World Bank’s Board have been similarly intimidated.  This does not augur well for the upcoming Annual Meetings that will start October 20th.  I attach translations and links to the stories in Dutch.

Of course, the Volcker Panel report has not dealt with [the Department of Institutional Integrity’s] record of whistleblower harassment, and only serves to discredit US probity in its oversight of the World Bank.

I would like to speak with you about my discussions with Pieter Stek [former Dutch Executive Director] on September 25 and 26 and with Riny Bus in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 24th.”

Wijffels angered at “digging” into his past (Novum)

9/22/2007  Herman Wijffels says that his past was delved into “in a shocking manner” this year.  According to the man who formed the current Dutch cabinet, this took place during his work at the World Bank, where he chaired the committee that looked into the controversial dealings of Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.

Wolfowitz had to step down following Wijffels’ inquiry into Wolfowitz’ possible conflicts of interest.  Wolfowitz had given his girlfriend, who also worked at the bank, a very large raise.

According to Wijffels, “third parties” tried to surface issues from his past which might have discredited him.  The former head of the Rabobank did not want to provide details.  But Wijffels said that the White House had played a large role in the struggle over the leadership at the World Bank.

‘In my case, there was nothing to find, but my colleagues on the Board of the World Bank were dismayed. There were definite attempts at disqualification,’ said Wijffels.

Television Interview with Ad Melkert 9/29/07 VPRO Buitenhof ‘Politics on the World Stage’

Ad Melkert, Deputy Director of the United Nations Development Program, and former Dutch Executive Director at the World Bank, confirmed during a fifteen minute interview with Clairy Polak on this Dutch Public Broadcast program that Herman Wijffels’ private life and bank accounts were subjected to investigation.  Mr. Melkert added that ‘very aggravating attempts’ were also made to discredit him.  These attempts were especially intense during the period of May through July, 2007.”

The World Bank refused to cooperate with an inquiry of the US Government Accounting Office into corruption commissioned by three Senators.[5]  The World Bank will not qualify for the US contribution to its capital increase until it has eliminated the effects of retaliation against its whistleblowers.[6]

How do the big international organizations interact – Bank for International Settlements, World Bank, International Monetary Fund?

The Bank for International Settlements is the oldest international financial organization.  It was established by the central banks of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States in 1930 to manage Germany’s reparation payments following World War I.  Now consisting of the central banks of 60 countries, the BIS focuses on two main goals: (1) international monetary and financial cooperation; and (2) monetary and financial stability.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund share the same Board of Governors from 188 member countries.  The initial purpose of the World Bank was to finance the reconstruction of war-torn Europe.  After this was accomplished, the World Bank became the primary financier of development projects.  The purpose of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was to allocate access to international currency reserves within the system of par values (set values for each member’s currency in terms of gold), convertibility of members’ currencies, and fixed but adjustable exchange rates.   After World War II, the U.S. dollar became the main currency for international capital flows outside of Europe.

The Bank for International Settlements has one-third the member countries of the Bretton Woods institutions.[7]  The Board of Governors of the Bank for International Settlements consists of the presidents of the central banks, while the Board of Governors of the Bretton Woods institutions consists of Ministers of Finance or Development.  During financial crises, the Bank for International Settlements works with the International Monetary Fund to stabilize monetary and financial markets.  The International Monetary Fund negotiates the conditionality with the governments in need and provides short term loans, and the Bank for International Settlements coordinates funding from central banks and oversees the nation’s banking system.

They all desperately try to save the FIAT money system. Will they prevail?

I doubt it, and this is a good thing.  By the early 1960s, the U.S. dollar’s fixed value against gold was considered to be overvalued.  Increased domestic spending on Great Society programs and military spending on the Vietnam War gradually worsened the overvaluation of the dollar.  In 1971 the United States informed the International Monetary Fund that it would no longer buy and sell gold to settle international transactions.  This resulted in the 1973 decision of the European Community countries and the United States to introduce a joint float of European currencies against the U.S. dollar.  Nevertheless, the U.S. dollar maintained its role as “international money.”  The role of the International Monetary Fund became less well-defined but in principle turned into one of surveillance and support for currencies in maintaining a stable link with major currencies.

The banking system is under enormous stress as witnessed by the risk of permanent gold backwardation: when all offers to sell gold for dollars are withdrawn regardless how high the bid price may go.  On July 7, 2013, gold leasing ended when “GOFO” (the difference between the rate offered for future leases and the rate that applies to leases already in force) became negative.  The gold basis (the difference between the nearby futures price and the spot price of gold) also became negative.  This indicates a shortage of deliverable gold and gold hoarding.

Just like in 1971, negative GOFO indicates the risk of permanent backwardation.  Without restored confidence in international currencies, a chain-reaction leading to a barter economy commences, bringing serial bankruptcies, unprecedented unemployment, and shortages of food, fuel, and medicine.  This would result in famine, pestilence, and a break-down of law and order. When the value of US Treasury paper erodes, no amount of bond buying by the US Federal Reserve will be able to stop the collapse of the fiat dollar. The monetary reserves of the world’s currencies will be extinguished, representing the largest destruction of fiduciary values in all history.  Much depends on how the banking system will hold up while the new gold strategy is being implemented.

How is the crisis going to end? Is there a solution without a crash?

There most certainly is a solution without a crash: the rule of law.  There is a 90-95% likelihood that the cover-up of corruption that I have been reporting since 2000 will end.  I am basing this prediction on political science game theory modeling, discussed in my interview with Lars Schall.[8]  This model predicted in 2004 that the US would lose the gentlemen’s agreement for naming the World Bank president, and that NATO would be dissolved unless the US ended the corruption emanating from the Federal Reserve.  According to the game theory model, the United States must continue to ally itself with the EU and try to include Russia into the coalition.  Unilateral action by the United States, whether in Iraq, Syria, or unwelcome surveillance of its allies, undermines the Western Alliance and accelerates the Asian challenge.[9]

In 2008 I discussed this model with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel when he represented Nebraska in the Senate.   I mentioned this in an April 21, 2013 letter to Julia Pierson, Director of the US Secret Service, which I cleared with the member countries of the World Bank:

“Playing cat and mouse with these serious governance issues at the World Bank is also a security risk to the world order, as I informed Chuck Hagel when he autographed his book, “America Our Next Chapter,” for me.   When you get a chance for serious bedtime reading, in addition to Senator Hagel’s book, take a look at “The War Presidency”.  This is by the group which predicted four years ago that the Gentleman’s Agreement [for the US to appoint the president of the World Bank] would end if the US did not stop its hegemony at the World Bank. [10]

In 2010 the US lost the Gentlemen’s Agreement.[11] I bought a World Bank bond, and the World Bank’s Board of Governors settled my bondholder litigation in December, 2012.[12]  But Allied Barton, part of the same “super entity” that owns the Federal Reserve,[13] employs the World Bank’s security personnel, and is refusing to issue me a security badge. The members of the World Bank issued me a security badge for attendance at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF.  The US Attorney General, Eric Holder, charged me with criminal trespass after I reported to work at the World Bank on May 13, 2013.[14] The DC Superior Court dismissed the trespass charges on July 19, 2013.

I am continuing to remind the Department of Defense of the risk of losing NATO, and the Attorneys General of the 50 states, the 50 governors, and the National Association of Counties of their responsibilities to protect World Bank bondholders in their respective states.  In order to avoid the crash of the fiat currencies, we need to exhume the gold and other treasure that has been buried in the Vatican vaults, the Philippines, Indonesia, and other Asian nations.

What is the role of the politicians in this game? Are they just muppets?

US politicians refused to engage when the European Parliament’s legal department informed the World Bank of my testimony on May 25, 2011 about the corruption.  Now politicians are in disarray as voters learn about their complicity in the state capture and corruption.[15]  The censorship in mainstream media, owned by the shareholders of the Federal Reserve,[16] certainly does not help in holding the politicians accountable.

Sometimes one gets the impression that the central banks have lost control. Could this be?

The end of gold leasing is just the tip of the iceberg.  There is a gradual shift in the control of the international financial system.  An analysis of the financial markets reveals that the world’s finances are in the hands of just a few mutual funds, banks, and corporations.  The eight largest U.S. financial companies (JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bancorp, Bank of New York Mellon and Morgan Stanley) are 100% controlled by ten shareholders and we have four companies always present in all decisions: BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard and Fidelity. In addition, the Federal Reserve is comprised of 12 banks, represented by a board of seven people, which comprises representatives of the “big four,” which in turn are present in all other entities. In short, the Federal Reserve is controlled by four large private companies: BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard and Fidelity.

These companies are losing their grip in relation to the economic strength of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, soon to be joined by Indonesia and Iraq).  These nations account for more than 25% of international trade, and have now agreed to finance trade through a barter system, using gold to settle differences remaining after offsets.  They have also agreed to establish a new Development Bank, that will provide an outlet for unwanted dollars.  Will the dollar continue as international reserve currency under these circumstances?

In Germany people seem to live under the impression: This is not our cup of tea. Should the Germans be concerned?

You can see definite signs of an impending currency war by the Federal Reserve’s seven year delay in complying with Germany’s request to repatriate 300 tons of gold; the difficulty in obtaining gold for immediate delivery; Japan’s devaluation; and legislation in a dozen states to recognize gold and silver bullion as legal tender.  I elaborated on this in a May 5, 2013 interview with gold and precious metals expert, Tekoa Da Silva.[17]  The September 9, 2013 helicopter flyover of the US Consulate in Frankfurt is certainly reason for concern.[18]  An anonymous German official informed Spiegel that  “It is a shot across the bow of the Americans.”[19]  The US Department of Defense is aware of the predictive power of the game theory model, and there are indications that Germany’s constructive criticism is being taken into account.

Do you expect the currency war to intensify – and if so, who will be the winner?  You emphasize that the rule of law needs to be reinstated. Isn’t it too late?

If there is a currency war, everyone will be losers, but ultimately China will emerge as dominant in a much diminished world economy. I expect that the world will succeed in avoiding a currency war through rule of law.  The Bretton Woods institutions were created as a commitment mechanism in the international financial system.[20]  The World Bank’s Board of Governors has settled my bondholder litigation.  The next item on the agenda is for me and the rest of the World Bank’s whistleblowers to be reinstated.

You are collaborating with UK whistleblowers. How did the MPs react?

This is another reason for my optimism.  On July 20, 2013 the UK House of Commons published testimony of Elaine Colville, a Scottish whistleblower, together with my third statement on the UK Parliament’s website.[21]  On September 5, 2013 the Public Administration Select Committee informed Elaine Colville they would publish an additional statement for Part II of their inquiry into: Complaints: do they make a difference? 

How can the manipulations in the financial markets be stopped – if at all?

Our future depends on this. I have asked the other World Bank whistleblowers whether it is possible to reform the World Bank and the international financial system.  We are in agreement that corruption and market manipulation can end, based on the lessons we have learned.

Should the people stand up – or are they too weak for changing this system?

I think that this is a question which you should be asking your readers instead of me.


[2] Letters dated April 18, 2007 and June 12, 2007 from Keith Luse, http://kahudes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/1101.pdf and letter dated November 17, 2008 from Congressman Chris Van Hollen to the World Bank http://kahudes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/147.pdf

[3] I was Senior Counsel in the World Bank Legal Department from 1986-2007.  On May 25, 2011 I testified before a hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control on whistleblowing. The European Parliament’s Legal Department recommended for the European Parliament to inform the World Bank about the material to be used at the hearing and that all Members of the European Parliament attending the hearing receive a full version of my written contribution, including this chronology of internal control lapses.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/khudes/chronology17%5B1%5D.doc

[5]  In March 2009 GAO stated that it could not commence the Government Accountability Office inquiry requested by Senators Lugar, Leahy and Bayh “because of challenges we recently faced in gaining access to World Bank officials.” (see p. 24)  http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/55285.pdf Senator Lugar asked about the delay in the GAO review during hearings on the IBRD capital increase  http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/banking-on-reform-capital-increase-proposals-from-the-multilateral-development-banks

[6] § 7082 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74). available here: http://www.whistleblower.org/storage/documents/whistleblowerlanguageinHR2055.pdf

[7] The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are named after the Bretton Woods ski resort in New Hampshire where the founding conference of forty-four nations was held in 1944.

[9] Jacek Kugler, Ron Tammen and Brian Efird: “The War Presidency: Options Taken and Lost”, International Studies Association Meetings, Montreal, Canada, published February 2004, available here: http://citation.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/7/4/2/7/pages74272/p74272-1.php

[16] A network analysis of the boards of directors of the ten big media organizations in the US revealed that only 118 people are on the boards of directors of the ten big media giants. Eight out of ten big media giants share common memberships on boards of directors with each other, and these people are also on the boards of the “super entity”. See also footnote 14.

[18] Spiegel Online, September 9, 2013, NSA Affair: Germans Conduct Helicopter Flyover of US Consulate https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/14109abbe51f1e06

[20] Kathryn M. Dominguez, The Role of International Organizations in the Bretton Woods System in A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Lessons For International Monetary Reform 357-404, (Michael D. Bordo et al. eds., 1993). available:  http://www.nber.org/chapters/c6874.pdf (Last visited July 18, 2013)

[21] House of Commons Public Administration Committee, Written Evidence for the inquiry into Complaints Do They Make A Difference, published July 20, 2013, pages 186-7 (Elaine Colville, another World Bank Whistleblower’s testimony is on Page 178) available here

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/public-administration/Complaints%20Consolidated%2024%20July.pdf

House of Commons International Development Committee, Written Evidence for the inquiry into The work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, published July 7, 2012 available here:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmintdev/writev/402/contents.htm

House of Commons Public Administration Committee, Written Evidence for the inquiry into Public engagement in policy making, published November 2, 2012 available here:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmpubadm/writev/publicpolicy/m03.htm

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A Plea for Caution From Russia

Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.

The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders. A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance.

Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.

Mercenaries from Arab countries fighting there, and hundreds of militants from Western countries and even Russia, are an issue of our deep concern. Might they not return to our countries with experience acquired in Syria? After all, after fighting in Libya, extremists moved on to Mali. This threatens us all.

From the outset, Russia has advocated peaceful dialogue enabling Syrians to develop a compromise plan for their own future. We are not protecting the Syrian government, but international law. We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in today’s complex and turbulent world is one of the few ways to keep international relations from sliding into chaos. The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not. Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council. Anything else is unacceptable under the United Nations Charter and would constitute an act of aggression.

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.

It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”

But force has proved ineffective and pointless. Afghanistan is reeling, and no one can say what will happen after international forces withdraw. Libya is divided into tribes and clans. In Iraq the civil war continues, with dozens killed each day. In the United States, many draw an analogy between Iraq and Syria, and ask why their government would want to repeat recent mistakes.

No matter how targeted the strikes or how sophisticated the weapons, civilian casualties are inevitable, including the elderly and children, whom the strikes are meant to protect.

The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security. Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you. We are left with talk of the need to strengthen nonproliferation, when in reality this is being eroded.

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.

A new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. The United States, Russia and all members of the international community must take advantage of the Syrian government’s willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. Judging by the statements of President Obama, the United States sees this as an alternative to military action.

I welcome the president’s interest in continuing the dialogue with Russia on Syria. We must work together to keep this hope alive, as we agreed to at the Group of 8 meeting in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June, and steer the discussion back toward negotiations.

If we can avoid force against Syria, this will improve the atmosphere in international affairs and strengthen mutual trust. It will be our shared success and open the door to cooperation on other critical issues.

My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.

The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders. A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance.

Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.

Mercenaries from Arab countries fighting there, and hundreds of militants from Western countries and even Russia, are an issue of our deep concern. Might they not return to our countries with experience acquired in Syria? After all, after fighting in Libya, extremists moved on to Mali. This threatens us all.

From the outset, Russia has advocated peaceful dialogue enabling Syrians to develop a compromise plan for their own future. We are not protecting the Syrian government, but international law. We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in today’s complex and turbulent world is one of the few ways to keep international relations from sliding into chaos. The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not. Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council. Anything else is unacceptable under the United Nations Charter and would constitute an act of aggression.

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.

It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”

But force has proved ineffective and pointless. Afghanistan is reeling, and no one can say what will happen after international forces withdraw. Libya is divided into tribes and clans. In Iraq the civil war continues, with dozens killed each day. In the United States, many draw an analogy between Iraq and Syria, and ask why their government would want to repeat recent mistakes.

No matter how targeted the strikes or how sophisticated the weapons, civilian casualties are inevitable, including the elderly and children, whom the strikes are meant to protect.

The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security. Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you. We are left with talk of the need to strengthen nonproliferation, when in reality this is being eroded.

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.

A new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. The United States, Russia and all members of the international community must take advantage of the Syrian government’s willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. Judging by the statements of President Obama, the United States sees this as an alternative to military action.

I welcome the president’s interest in continuing the dialogue with Russia on Syria. We must work together to keep this hope alive, as we agreed to at the Group of 8 meeting in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June, and steer the discussion back toward negotiations.

If we can avoid force against Syria, this will improve the atmosphere in international affairs and strengthen mutual trust. It will be our shared success and open the door to cooperation on other critical issues.

My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

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Russia and Syria Move for A Checkmate [UPDATED]

This is huge. The final pieces of the chessgame are being drawn.

Both Russia and Syria agreed to put Syria’s Chemical Arsenal into international control removing the Corporatists’ pretext for a nuclear exchange.

A false flag in Israel is already a long shot at this point in time. But who can control the desperate to act desperately?

Whatever the case maybe, this is already a checkmate for the Cabal. A mass arrest of about 30 thousand hardcore Cabalists can be expected soon.

Remember, both Syria and Iran have not attacked nor provoked any country whatsoever.

Syria welcomes Russia’s offer to put its chemical weapons under intl control

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Damascus welcomes Russia’s call to hand control over its chemical weapons to the international community, the Syrian Foreign Minister said responding to Sergey Lavrov’s statement after the two met in the Russian capital.

“Syrian Arab Republic welcomes Russia’s initiative, based on the Syrian’s government care about the lives of our people and security of our country,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said in response to the statement by his Russian counterpart.

“We are calling on the Syrian authorities not only agree on putting chemical weapons storages under international control, but also for its further destruction and then joining the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier.

The UN chief has called for measures to provide for the safe storage and destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal.

“I am sure that the international community will take quick measures to make sure that these chemical weapons reserves are stored in a safe place and are to be destroyed,” Ban Ki-moon said.

Britain has responded to the Russia-Syria dialogue, saying that the chemical weapons handover idea for Syria must not be used as a “distraction tactic”.

“If Syria were to put its chemical weapons beyond use under international supervision clearly that would be a big step forward,” Cameron told parliament. “We have to be careful though to make sure this is not a distraction tactic to discuss something else rather than the problem on the table.”

David Cameron also stressed that the Syrian conflict can only be solved with “political methods”.

Cameron said that the only way to put an end to the conflict in Syria is to work out a peaceful political decision, adding that through it Syria will come to stability and democracy.

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International experts and former rebel captives are now one in concluding that the chemical attack was a false flag operation aimed at dragging the US Military to intervene against Syrian government.

In desperation, the CIA-sponsored terrorists are going to launch bioweapons attack into their friendly Israel government.  They’re going to do this after they have failed to convince the world with their kidnapped children for purposes of gassing them, and later, charge this heinous crime against the Assad government.

Kerry, on the other hand, gives a one-week ultimatum to Assad to handover the chemicals, as if he has the moral backbone to do so.

These behaviors are on top of the fact that the “White House: Evidence against Assad not ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ but passes ‘common-sense test’

Pathetic.

RT sources: Syrian rebels plan chem attack on Israel from Assad-controlled territories

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A chemical attack may be launched on Israel by Syrian rebels from government-controlled territories as a “major provocation”, a number of sources have told RT.

The news comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proposed that Syria puts its chemical weapons arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction in order to prevent a possible military strike against the war-torn republic.

Moscow also urged the Syrian authorities to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The offer has already been passed over to the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who met Lavrov in Moscow for talks on Monday.

We don’t know if Syria will accept the offer, but if imposing international control over chemical weapons stored in the country can help to avoid military strikes, we are immediately going to start working with Damascus,” Lavrov said.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has welcomed Moscow’s initiative, “based on the Syrian’s government care about the lives of our people and security of our country,” Muallem said later on Monday.

A few hours earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that to avoid a military operation Syrian President Bashar Assad has a week to surrender control of “every single bit” of his stock of chemical weapons to the international community. “But he isn’t about to do it and it can’t be done,” he added, speaking at a media conference in London, as he was wrapping up his European tour in a move to win support for the Obama-proposed “limited” strike against Syria.

The US Administration has blamed the Syrian government for the alleged chemical weapons use in the Damascus suburbs on August 21. Washington has maintained it has the intelligence to prove it, but has so far refused to make public a single piece of concrete evidence that would link the Assad regime to the deadly incident.

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Syrian Children Kidnapped By Rebels Identified As Gas Victims By Obama Administration (Video)

By Susan Duclos

The horrifying pictures of dead children being used by the Obama administration to justify an attack on Syria, with the claim that the Assad regime carried out the chemical attacks that killed those children, while emotionally heartbreaking, do not tell the story of those children and do not tell you the main point the Obama administration is trying to coverup.

Those children were kidnapped over a week earlier, before they were slaughtered……. by the Obama backed Syrian rebels.

August 11, 2013 a report discussed the rebels attacking the Latakia village and Sheikh Mohammed Reda Hatem, an Alawite religious leader in Latakia said  ”Until now 150 Alawites from the villages have been kidnapped. There are women and children among them. We have lost all contact with them.”

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Superimposed these events to the recent disclosures:

  1. regarding the events prior to the Oklahoma bombing during the Clinton Administration;
  2. more Asian Asset Holders are joining the move to topple the Cabal;

We will expand this article as events are developing so rapidly, like so:

2 Million Bikers Moving to Washington

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Supporting Al-Qaeda during the anniversary week of 9/11

n a twist of irony that has escaped mainstream commentators, during the week of 9/11, the US is considering a course of action that will empower Al-Qaeda, i.e. bombing Syria.
In a twist of irony that has escaped mainstream commentators, during the week of 9/11, the US is considering a course of action that will empower Al-Qaeda, i.e. bombing Syria.

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Polarized Intentions 2.0

Update 18june2013: Iran is challenging the sincerity of the West towards peace by announcing her readiness to stop at least 20% of uranium enrichment program…

iran ready to halt 20% uranium enrichment

The itch to go to war with Syria and Iran continue to worsen.

One wonders why would a government which is experiencing an economic meltdown since 2008 still pretends it can meddle other people’s affair. It doesn’t have the moral foundation, nor a deep pocket to do so.

Put your own house in order first, before you try to look after the welfare of your distant neighbor, who doesn’t even need you in the first place.

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The US is debating setting up a no-fly zone across Syria and along Jordan’s border: a matter deemed difficult and costly but still being given serious consideration after disputed claims that nerve gas was used by the Syrian government.

“Washington is considering a no-fly zone to help Assad’s opponents,” one senior diplomat told Reuters. He said it would be limited “time-wise and area-wise,” adding that it could be implemented “possibly near the Jordanian border.”
A White House spokesperson stated on Friday that it would be expensive, and not their preferred choice. “We feel like the best course of action is to try to strengthen a moderate opposition,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told a news briefing.
Even a limited zone could cost the US at much as $50 million per day, according to the WSJ. A full-scale operation would be considerably more expensive. The Pentagon has hopes that US foreign partners will help in footing the bill, if necessary.

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That’s the conventional mindset trying to make the most out of the mainstream reality it belongs to.

We already knew that that’s not the whole intention, i.e. the Western powers are not trying to rescue the Syrians from its corrupt government. That the interim intention is to transform Syria into another Libya or Iraq, i.e. to plunder these sovereign economies for its own corporate survival.

And from there it’s the “sky is the limit” with Iran.

Or so, they believe.

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The use of chemical weapons by Damascus and Hezbollah involvement in Syria risks derailing a political settlement to the conflict, John Kerry warned. His comments follow reports the CIA is preparing to funnel arms to rebel forces via Jordan and Turkey.

The US State Department issued a statement on Saturday condemning the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for its lack of commitment to a negotiated settlement after Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with his Iraqi counterpart the previous day.

“The secretary reaffirmed that the United States continues to work aggressively for a political solution with the goal of a second Geneva meeting, but that the use of chemical weapons and increasing involvement of Hezbollah demonstrates the regime’s lack of commitment to negotiations and threatens to put a political settlement out of reach,” the department said.

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The Coalition of the Idiots is still alive

The Muslim Brotherhood is said to be organized by the CIA. Morsi’s latest position re Syria will only confirm this view.

Yes, the Egyptian Revolution had been hijacked early on. This method is so effective, it’s been used countless of times, including here in my country when we revolt against the Marcoses in 1986 for military abuses, e.g. forced disappearance.

That is the very reason why we strongly advocate for self-empowerment over begging for governmental reforms.

It will never come, no matter how many times you and your friends march on the streets, and no matter how many lifetimes you’re going to spend on this planet.

Learn some skills about living off-grid today.

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Egypt has decided to cut all ties with Syria, close the embassy in Cairo and withdraw the Egyptian envoy from Damascus, said Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. He also urged the international powers to impose a no-fly zone over Syria.

“We have decided to close down the Syrian embassy in Cairo,” said Morsi during a conference of Sunni Muslim clerics in support of the Syrian uprising at Cairo Indoor Stadium, according to local newspaper Ahram online. “The Egyptian envoy in Damascus will also be withdrawn.”

The decision comes into effect Saturday.

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Now we are pretty sure this guy is not on our side.

But this one does.

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Russia and UK still have very different approaches to the Syrian crisis,British PM Cameron said after meeting Putin adding that the decision to arm rebels is yet to be made.Russia’s President warned against such a move citing rebels’ atrocities.

The  blood is on the hands of both parties” of the conflict, not only Bashar Assad’s government but also the rebels, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin stressed at the press conference at 10 Downing Street.

“I think you will not deny that one does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines, in front of the public and cameras,” Putin said referring to a video footage on the Internet of a rebel fighter eating the heart of a government soldier. Later however it was concluded the fighter was holding a lung.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has insisted there is no sense in the Syrian regime using chemical weapons against the rebels, an accusation thrown at the leadership by the international community.

“The government, as the opposition is saying openly, is enjoying military success on the ground,” Lavrov indicated to reporters during a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart Emma Bonino.

“The regime isn’t driven to the wall. What sense is there for the regime to use chemical arms – especially in such small amounts?” Lavrov asked adding that the data provided by the US showed that 100 to 150 people suffered from the alleged chemical attacks.

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Iran will deploy 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to Syria to bolster Damascus against a mostly Sunni-led insurgency, media reported. Meanwhile, US F-16s and Patriots will stay in Jordan – speculatively, to help establish a no-fly zone to aid Syrian rebels.

The deployment of the first several-thousand strong military contingent was reported by The Independent on Sunday who quoted Iranian sources tied to the state’s security apparatus. The sources said the move signals Iran’s intention to drastically step up its efforts to preserve the government of President Bashar Assad.
The Islamic Republic’s heightened military commitment could reportedly extend to the opening up of a new “Syrian” front on the Golan Heights against Israel.
Golan Heights have recently become a source of new instability with increasing cross-border fire and Austria withdrawing its peacekeepers from the buffer area after a checking point became the spot of military dispute between and Assad’s and opposition’s forces.

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So while the Corporate Cabalists are busy feeding the flames of war, the Reformists are making a better world with just how much they can afford.

The Chavez Legacy

When progressive mindset works, it always defies convention. Such is the case with Venezuela, when at the time of Hugo Chavez implemented a program to “eliminate homelessness at all costs” by 2019.

Since its conception, Mission Housing Venezuela in 2011 was  able to build 480 homes everyday, or roughly three homes per minute.

To date, they have exceeded their yearly target.

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In the build-up to George Osborne’s spending review there have been loud demands for more investment to meet Britain’s shortage of affordable homes. Some countries do things differently: Venezuela has a programme to build an astonishing three million homes using public funds by 2019.

Last month marked the second anniversary of Venezuela’s great housing mission, started by the late Hugo Chavez, to tackle the country’s massive housing deficit. The mission was to start by building 350,000 houses in 2011 and 2012 combined – a target exceeded by nearly 25,000 – at a cost of $22bn (£14.3bn) so far. From now on the annual targets are much tougher – over 300,000a year.

Venezuela’s situation is very different from the UK’s. Its population is half that of the UK’s and national income per head is one third. Nearly half of government income is from oil revenues, which have been boosted by recent higher oil prices. The new government headed by Nicolas Maduro, elected by a wafer-thin majority in April, faces high inflation and food shortages.

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In contrast, countries under tight Corporate Rule have been subjected to harsh legislated austerity measures. The Corporatists even have the gall to slice 30% off of the Cypriot bank deposits.

But when it’s time for PR, they know how to play their cards well…

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has admitted that it made serious mistakes in the handling of the sovereign debt crisis in Greece.

In an internal report published on Wednesday, the IMF said there were “notable failures” in preparing the first Greek rescue that forced a second larger bailout, AFP reported.

The Washington-based organization said it underestimated the damage that fiscal austerity would do to the Greek economy in its earliest rescue of the nation in 2010.

Greece was granted a 110-billion-euro (145-billion-dollar) bailout by the so-called troika of IMF, European Commission (EC) and the European Central Bank (ECB) in May 2010.

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But, would this admission make any difference to the day-to-day struggle of the Greeks?

Obviously, it wouldn’t.

The reign of the Corporatists should be curtailed

Their exclusive claim to advances in Science and Technology, and global development in general, which are being used to justify their continued existence is nothing but a shallow usurpation of the efforts of the progressive minds , e.g. Nikola Tesla, Viktor Schauberger.

We don’t need these monstrous parasites then. We don’t need them now.

We will make our Collective Power be felt through all four corners of the globe.

We are The True Masters of our Being.

Behave like One!

“You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don’t know how to ask the right question. To ask the right question demands a great deal of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a question, a fundamental question: is life a torture?

It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture centuries upon centuries, from ancient history to the present day, in agony, in despair, in sorrow; and he doesn’t find a way out of it. Therefore he invents gods, churches, all the rituals, and all that nonsense, or he escapes in different ways.

What we are trying to do, during all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind, not accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. Revolt doesn’t answer a thing. You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently.

That depends on you, and not on someone else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Savior. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything. And to understand is to transform what is.

I think that will be enough, won’t it?”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

One of the significant sources of funds for the Cabal is the healthcare industry which registered a whopping $2.7 trillion in 2011, and is projected to soar to $3.6 trillion in 2016, in the US alone. We believe that this is just a conservative figure.

You can join the fight against the Dark Cabal and accelerate its demise just by boycotting Big Pharma. You can effectively do this by downloading “Towards Healthcare Emancipation“, a fully illustrated do-it-yourself instructional eBook that will help you in implementing all eClinik methods that would negate the use of expensive medicine, avoid radioactive diagnostics and treatments in completely defeating cancer, AIDS and all other parasitic diseases. These methods, when faithfully followed, work 100% all the time. Find out more about this here.

We are very grateful to the following for the love and support they’ve given us for the month of June 2013:

Pamela F, $100
Merna M, $20
James F, $10
Millard C, $15

Mabuhay!

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Executive Desperation or Mere Distraction

The successive Executive Decisions as of late coming from the White House shows both:

  1. desperation on the part of the Cabal, and;
  2. a means to distract us from looking at the men behind the facade.

Obummer was, from the very beginning, designed to distract us from all the missteps they have made along the way. Even the Colorado Shooting failed to elicit a public clamor for gun ban which is what the Executive Intention really was.

Drake’s Midweek Update [MP3] indicated that in two weeks, the world will witness a convincing event that will show that the Cabalists are powerless and no longer relevant. This could be, at the very least, an Executive Arrest.

Meanwhile, the leading actor believes in the mantra “the show must go on” until the very end.

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order allowing the CIA and other American agencies to support rebels seeking to overthrow the Assad regime, a US government source told Reuters.

Obama reportedly gave the order, known as an intelligence “finding”, earlier this year. The presidential finding also provides for US collaboration with a secret command center operated by Turkey and its allies.

The full extent of the assistance the “finding” allows the CIA to give the Syrian rebels is unclear. It is also unknown precisely when Obama signed the order.

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Kofi Annan just came home from Russia. Did Putin told him the real score about Syria such that he no longer has other option but to tender his resignation as another actor of a Desperate PowerPlay?

Kofi Annan, who has been mediating the Syrian crisis as the UN-Arab League Envoy, is stepping down from the post, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

Annan’s resignation will be effective as of August 31.

The United Nations and the Arab League appointed Annan special envoy to Syria in February 2012. In an attempt to curb the unwinding violence in the Arab country, Annan put forward a six-point peace plan which among other conditions demanded immediate ceasefire from both the Syrian regime’s and opposition’s forces.

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A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of pro-government forces in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.

The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.

Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows.As the gunfire dies down, shouts of”Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses.

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The Russian Communist leader, Gennady Zuyganov has accused the West of double standards and hypocrisy over its position on Syria which has resulted in “gruesome bloodshed”.

In his words, “When the US unleashed the Arab Spring in Africa and the Middle East; it let the genie – of Islamic fundamentalism – out of the bottle”.

Washington “instils extremist ideology” in the countries that used to have secular regimes, the Communist leader pointed out in a statement published on the party’s website.

“By supporting radical islamists, the USA aims at impose control over the entire region and points the edge of an extremist dagger at Russia,” Zyuganov says.

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Bloggers have accused Austria’s largest newspaper of using Photoshop to make the battle-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo look even more war-torn than it already is.

The controversial photo accompanied an article entitled Assads Armee rollt mit Panzem zur, Mutter aller Schlachten (“Assad’s Army tanks pave the way for the ‘mother of all battles'”) in the July 28 edition of Die Kronen Zeitung.

It depicts a man holding a child walking alongside a woman in a hijab as they are flanked by the ruins of what appear to be bombed-out apartment blocks.

But astute bloggers on the popular social networking site Reddit realized that while the photo was real, something was fishy about the backdrop.

It turns out the original photo appeared on the European Pressphoto Agency’s website on July 26. But instead of walking through the bombed-out heart of Syria’s largest city, the trio in question are clearly walking through a typical urban landscape where the most striking feature just might be the graffiti-tagged wall they are passing.

Bloggers have accused Austria’s largest newspaper of using Photoshop to make the battle-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo look even more war-torn than it already is.

The controversial photo accompanied an article entitled Assads Armee rollt mit Panzem zur, Mutter aller Schlachten (“Assad’s Army tanks pave the way for the ‘mother of all battles'”) in the July 28 edition of Die Kronen Zeitung.

It depicts a man holding a child walking alongside a woman in a hijab as they are flanked by the ruins of what appear to be bombed-out apartment blocks.

But astute bloggers on the popular social networking site Reddit realized that while the photo was real, something was fishy about the backdrop.

It turns out the original photo appeared on the European Pressphoto Agency’s website on July 26. But instead of walking through the bombed-out heart of Syria’s largest city, the trio in question are clearly walking through a typical urban landscape where the most striking feature just might be the graffiti-tagged wall they are passing.

Continue reading »»

One of the significant sources of funds for the Cabal is the healthcare industry which registered a whopping $2.7 trillion in 2011, and is projected to soar to $3.6 trillion in 2016, in the US alone. We believe that this is just a conservative figure.

You can join the fight against the Dark Cabal and accelerate its demise just by boycotting Big Pharma. You can effectively do this by downloading “Towards Healthcare Emancipation“, a fully illustrated do-it-yourself instructional eBook that will help you in implementing all eClinik methods that would negate the use of expensive medicine, avoid radioactive diagnostics and treatments in completely defeating cancer, AIDS and all other parasitic diseases. These methods, when faithfully followed, work 100% all the time. Find out more about this here.

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