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Putting this rabid dog down

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | July 13, 2015

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US/NATO/IMF – endless global wars

Is the gig up for the rabid hegemonic, tyrannical USA and all its vassal states in tow? Is the world finally tired of endless global wars and the global mass murders directed by the USA? Is the world fed up with the lies and the deceit of US/NATO/IMF?  We shall see.  Our would-be masters are attempting to stitch together 1) the North American Union and 2) the Trans-Pacific Partnership using secret, illegal ‘Agreements’ –that are in fact treaties— into new extra-constitutional, stateless unions to be fused into the currently failing 3) European Union (EU).  The EU’s eminent unraveling and resultant implosion may give the BRICS the opening they need to displace this evil, warmongering, corrupt Western power structure created from the Bretton Woods System and the Petrodollar. Even if the EU is somehow able to limp along for a few more years, the BRICS will offer up an alternative to the Anglo-American Unipolar Power-Structure which is the undeniable root cause of world-wide financial dislocations, mass-murder and terrorism. Make no doubt about it, Economic Sanctions against Russia ARE an Act of War, but unlike Japan during WWII, Russia has not taken the bait. Despite –or perhaps because of– a much weaker military hand, Russia plays chess whilst the morons at the corrupt and totally owned U.S. Pentagon play checkers.  In case you haven’t noticed, America has been captured by international bankers who can only continue as long as the lies their media spew are believed; or until the music stops, and we all realize there are no chairs on the good ship Fascism. These international monied powers have corrupted our Congress, have corrupted our Judiciary and have corrupted our Executive; none of which comply with their oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution: Rather they wipe their smelly arses with it daily and rub our faces in it. With or without a countervailing force, the current corrupt system cannot last, because all corrupt systems eventually fall of their own weight.

“The US debt market (US Treasuries) is toast. The institutions that support US power are crumbling before our very eyes. The BRICS have had enough; enough war, enough Wall Street, enough meddling and hypocrisy and austerity and lecturing.”  — Mike Whitney

Putin Leads BRICS Uprising
By Mike Whitney
Global Research (July 13, 2015) / CounterPunch (10 July 2015)

Even The Players Are Losing Faith In Their Own Shenanigans
By Tyler Durden
Zero Hedge  (07/13/2015)

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor
By Robert Higgs
The Independent Institute (July 13, 2015)

The Mess that Nuland Made
By Robert Parry
Consortiumnews (July 13, 2015)

The Eurasian Big Bang
How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington
By Pepe Escobar

From ClearNFO:

A Real Greek Tragedy

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | July 3, 2015

Acropolis, Euro, Greece, Grexit

Acropolis, Euro, Greece, Grexit

Good article below fromnaked capitalism‘ … and don’t forget to read the excellent comments below the article to get a real sense of the Greek Tragedy unfolding now in Greece.  All their options are very bad. Sounds like the SOP (standard operating procedures) of the ‘Economic Hit Men‘ normally reserved for 3rd World Nations as implemented by the likes of the IMF and USAID;  though in this case it is the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Union and the European Central Bank). This gives one a real sense of the absolute power of the money masters. Many implications here: 1) What will the Greek crisis mean to the other EU members, esp. Portugal, Ireland, Italy, France and Spain and the EU as a viable entity? 2) Is this a beta test for when they do Italy and France and others? 4) What will this mean to the average Greek citizen? 3) Will Greece be forced to sell their islands and other valuable resources at a bargain to the banksters to satisfy their debt? This SOP is known as Asset Stripping by the economic hit men who do this for a living. 4) Who will be next after Greece? 5) Will the same strategy be used against the USA when the time comes to pay the piper? 6) What will the Greek military (who are well armed) do?, 7) Would the Iceland option work for Greece? etc. etc.

Tsipras Accepts Most Creditor Terms as Merkel Insists on Referendum
Posted on July 1, 2015 by Yves Smith

The Latest On Greece
The Market Ticker ® – Commentary on The Capital Markets
2015-07-12 16:32 by Karl Denninger

It Starts: Greeks Rebel Against Bailout, Risk Collapse by David Stockman – July 13,2015

Even The Players Are Losing Faith In Their Own Shenanigans

The Death of Money

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 17, 2015

James Rickards

James Rickards

Brilliant analysis by Rickards in the video below.   Regrettably,  I own his book, but have not read it. Great explanation of complexity theory and complex systems and the operations of the IMF; however, Rickards is also acting –possibly unwittingly– as a gatekeeper of the establishment’s mythology.  Not sure he intends to be a gatekeeper or if he is just too focused on his own work to look at the documented evidence of past and present real conspiracies, but he definitely needs to reexamine some of his assumptions.

I also agree with his characterization of the government being too inept to construct a conspiracy on its own, but this is the proverbial ‘straw horse’ since no serious person would ever dispute this claim.  The real conspiracies can be found in the elite’s own writings and by their actions. It’s not the inefficient and inept government organ itself, but rather those in positions of power and influence who manipulate the government.

He seems to be afraid of the CIA-weaponized term ‘Conspiracy’. Please See: CIA Document 1035-960; yet he apparently doesn’t know the definition of a conspiracy.

Interesting to note, that he says “this is not conspiracy stuff”, and then goes on to describe several conspiracies.

Legal Definition of Conspiracy:
An agreement between two or more persons to engage jointly in an unlawful or criminal act, or an act that is innocent in itself but becomes unlawful when done by the combination of actors.

The Elements of Conspiracy Agreement:
The essence of conspiracy is the agreement between two or more persons. A single person acting alone cannot be guilty of conspiracy.

James Rickards – The Death of Money – 04-30-15

Show Notes:
Published on May 7, 2015

04-30-15 – James Rickards is Chief Global Strategist at the West Shore Funds, Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics + global capital. He is the author of New York Times best seller, The Death of Money (Penguin, 2014), and national best seller, Currency Wars (Penguin, 2011). He is a portfolio manager, lawyer, and economist, and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management, and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve. His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. He is an Op-Ed contributor to the Financial Times, Evening Standard, New York Times and Washington Post, and has been interviewed on BBC, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rickards is a visiting lecturer in globalization at the Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies, and has delivered papers on risk at Singularity University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an advisor on capital markets to the U.S. intelligence community and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Rickards holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. (with honors) from Johns Hopkins.

There’s more to Monsanto than meets the eye

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 8, 2015

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There’s more to Monsanto than meets the eye …

Frederic Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute:

“We saw in 2013 that Monsanto invested $140 million in new seed plans in Ukraine. It is clearly the bread basket of Europe and it is a key target for a company like Monsanto, which sees this huge potential for production and this huge market. Europe has been quite resistant in allowing GMOs, but if they are successful in Ukraine then there might be a domino effect in Europe.”

The $17 billion IMF loan to Ukraine is contingent on Ukraine allowing GMO crops: IMF loan stipulations require permitting GMO production.

Putin doesn’t like GMO BTW.

Additional reading on ClearNFO

UPDATE: GMO

 

UPDATE: UKRAINE

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | March 30, 2015

ukraine-23600_640The Western Press like to portray Russia as the aggressor in the Ukraine conflict but they leave out key information like the $ 5 billion the US CIA spent on a Gladio-style operations designed to destabilize the duly elected government of Ukraine and to effect regime change.   Though Ukraine was ripe for destabilization, CIA-backed NGOs played a key role in this destabilization.  They played on the hopes and dreams and fears of the Ukrainian peoples and set one faction against the other knowing full-well what they were doing.  At stake here was the US Geopolitical Strategy set fourth by Zbigniew Brzezinski to encircle Russia and marginalize and contain Russia’s growing power and prestige in the world.  Never mind the assurances the US gave Russia after the fall of the Berlin wall that NATO wouldn’t move one more inch further east.  And of course the desire to keep Quigley’s Anglo-American Establishment dominant by stunting and punishing Russia.  Also at stake was the plunder of natural resources of Ukraine by the IMF whose method of operation is to burden countries with debt and then move in to ‘asset-strip‘ the targeted country; in this case Ukraine.  The IMF’s detailed method can be found here: Who the International Aid Agencies Serve.  Without an understanding of the history and geography of Ukraine the Western public are easy prey for Western propaganda. The US public would be horrified if they were to learn that the US is backing the neo-nazis in Ukraine and that their tax dollars were being used to slaughter men, women and children all across the Donbass area just to please Mr. Global.   Below, I’ve supplied a few key articles to put this conflict in perspective.   (Click to enlarge picture below)

Ukraine-growth" by Spiridon Ion Cepleanu - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Ukraine-growth” by Spiridon Ion Cepleanu – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Europe: U.S. Deploys More Warplanes, Troops Against Russia

An appropriate picture of ‘Porky’ a.k.a. the US Stooge / Sock-puppet in Ukraine. Poroshenko (Porky) is the clean up man for Murder, Inc. (US/NATO) operating in  the Ukraine.
Poroshenko

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Inspects Arrival Of First U.S. Military Vehicles

The sad story of what the West has lost due to public ignorance and the greed and manipulation of the West by Mr. Global.
The Russia They Lost

US tax dollars at work. All based on lies.
The Interventionist Holocaust

How many military bases do we (the US) have worldwide? We have no F-ing idea…
Empire of bases 2.0

Western news outlets have been incessantly attempting to portray Russia as the belligerent power over the past year, even though many of the facts contradict this perspective. In order to justify an illegal coup in Kiev – which is part of a grander strategy of destabilizing, encircling and antagonizing the Russian Federation – the presstitutes are hard at work manufacturing narratives and preparing “Americans for conflict with Russia”, as Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote in his article: ‘CNN is Beating the Drums of War’.

Information War Between Russia and the West Intensifies

Though not directly related to the US Orchestrated conflict in Ukraine, similar techniques of duplicity, murder and mayhem using the operation Gladio method can be discovered here:
An ISIS perspective from a Sunni Muslim …
The ISIS Described by the US Media as a “Sunni Muslim Militia” is “Made in America”. It has Nothing to Do with Sunni Islam

New Eastern Outlook

New Eastern Outlook

IMF Asset-Stripping Kiev:

Kiev Commits Energy Hari Kiri
02.04.2015 Author: F. William Engdahl

“What the insane Washington-orchestrated civil war in Ukraine has not yet destroyed in Ukraine over the past year, now the conditions demanded by the US Treasury-controlled International Monetary Fund will. Kiev on March 13 received the first $5 billion tranche of a $17.5 billion three year IMF loan. It desperately needs the cash to avoid insolvency. However, in typical IMF policy, the aim of the money is to act as a poisoned “carrot” to force the victim country to undertake draconian “reforms” whose only effect will be to open the doors to foreign banks and multinationals to further rape and plunder what’s left of their economy. Now Kiev is about to commit energy Hari-Kiri to please the IMF and the US-imposed American-born Finance Minister, Natalie Ann Jaresko.

Before the US coup d’etat on February 22, 2014 in Kiev ousting a democratically-elected Prsident Viktor Yanukovich with aid of CIA snipers, self-styled neo-nazi Pravy Sektor gangsters and George Soros’ Ukrainian NGO, Ukraine’s president had opted to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union in return for generous financial loans from Moscow and a huge cut over 30% in the price the country must pay to Russia’s Gazprom to import natural gas. Yanukovich stressed at the time he wanted to continue a dialogue on closer association with the EU as well. For the neo-conservative war faction in the Obama Administration that was a no! no! Washington wanted to destroy Russia and Putin and the way to do that, the ridiculous neo-conservatives such as John Brennan at CIA or Victoria ‘Fuck the EU’ Nuland at the State Department or Joe Biden or Senator John McCain saw it, was creating a pro-NATO coup in Kiev after a similar US Color Revolution in 2004 failed to achieve the goal.”

Additional reading from ClearNFO:
Ignorance is Not an Excuse (Ukraine)
MSM Lying about Ukraine
Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance

LewRockwell.com:   Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev

UPDATE: GMO

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | March 29, 2015

monsanto-152587_640Most of us have at least heard of Monsanto and the GMOs that it produces; and most of us know that Monsanto GMOs are not a result of careful selective breeding of the same specie of plant or animal but rather the splicing of genes from one specie to another providing a quicker and a more targeted approach; and after all,  genes are genes so why should you care if part of the corn you are eating has virus or pesticide DNA?   Like much of the ‘settled science’ by consensus, we are assured that GMOs are safe to eat by all the paid authorities, yet many countries have banned GMOs.   So my questions are:  If GMOs are so good for you, why has Monsanto spent millions preventing labeling of their products all across America?  If I built a fine product, I would be proud of the product and want to at least label it and let everyone know about my product, right?   And if GMOs are so good for you, why did Monsanto seek and receive legal liability protection from the US Federal Government?  There is much, much more to this story and it all makes Monsanto look bad in my opinion.  You can do your own research on the documented health effects and the law suits Monsanto has used to put its competition out of business.  Keep in mind that Monsanto also made Agent Orange.   Not a good citizen in my opinion.

Believe it or not, there is a link from Monsanto to the US takeover of Ukraine.  Apparently the IMF loan of $17 billion to Ukraine is conditioned on Ukraine allowing GMO crops.

Frederic Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute:

“We saw in 2013 that Monsanto invested $140 million in new seed plans in Ukraine. It is clearly the bread basket of Europe and it is a key target for a company like Monsanto, which sees this huge potential for production and this huge market. Europe has been quite resistant in allowing GMOs, but if they are successful in Ukraine then there might be a domino effect in Europe.”

The $17 billion IMF loan to Ukraine is contingent on Ukraine allowing GMO crops: IMF loan stipulations require permitting GMO production.

10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs
The City of San Diego is Suing Monsanto
Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT
Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

GMO Advocate Says Monsanto’s Roundup Safe to Drink, Then Refuses Glass

Though Monsanto has under performed against the Nasdaq and S&P 500, it tracks the DOW pretty well over the past 5 years.  In any event, the overall trend is up.  The trending is lower Feb and March of this year, but it is not clear if all the mounting bad press will have any lasting impact on this politically well-connected and intrenched company.

Monsanto | Source Yahoo Finance

Monsanto | Source Yahoo Finance (Click for Larger View)

UPDATE:

Study Linking GMOs and Tumors Vindicated Yet Again…MSM Stays Silent

Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent

 

MSM Lying about Ukraine

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | March 7, 2015

Brian W LiarHow do you know the entire MSM (Mainstream Media) are lying to you about Russia and Ukraine? It is an easily provable fact to any person capable of critical thought that the US orchestrated the war in Ukraine, not Russia, yet the MSM insist on blaming Russia. How do I know this? The evidence is overwhelming to anyone who cares to pay attention.

The Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State Victoria Jane Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt have been caught on a leaked phone call planning the replacement of the democratically elected government in Ukraine. Prior to this takeover by the US, the CIA spent over $5 billion on covert NGOs to foment unrest in Ukraine. George Soros has admitted to helping the CIA with this putsch and we have copies of original documents showing that billionaire Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with the US government.

Frederic Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute:

“We saw in 2013 that Monsanto invested $140 million in new seed plans in Ukraine. It is clearly the bread basket of Europe and it is a key target for a company like Monsanto, which sees this huge potential for production and this huge market. Europe has been quite resistant in allowing GMOs, but if they are successful in Ukraine then there might be a domino effect in Europe.”

The $17 billion IMF loan to Ukraine is contingent on Ukraine allowing GMO crops: IMF loan stipulations require permitting GMO production.

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Crimea for Dummies

Published on Sep 12, 2014:  Miguel Francis, a Los Angeles film school graduate, travels to Crimea to discover for himself how life there has changed since it was reunited with Russia. He explores the beautiful Peninsula’s history and cultural heritage and takes in some of Crimea’s tourist attractions while talking to local people about their attitudes to becoming Russian citizens.

The famous Russian documentary on Crimea with Putin (with subtitles)

References:
GMO and Europe’s “Bread Basket”. Monsanto’s Land Grab in Ukraine
Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU
Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show
US spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine

Related articles from ClearNFO:
Macedonia: Kiev Version 2.0
Can Ukraine Escape IMF trap?
Crisis in Ukraine
Asset-Stripping Ukraine
CFR: Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault
Ukraine Crisis
Ukraine: USA/NATO aka Murder, Inc.
Ukraine: Stop the Killing!
Ukraine Update – Saker Podcast #5

Who the International Aid Agencies Serve

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | November 22, 2014

How International Aid Agencies really work 

  1. Country “X” is identified as being financially weak, yet has valuable assets like natural resources or has geopolitical value
  2. Country “X” is then targeted by the USAID, IMF & World Bank for loans.
  3. Representatives are sent into Country “X” to do studies to prove up (by exaggerated estimates) what this or that infrastructure will do for the economy of Country “X”.
  4. This inflated estimate for money is then included as part of a loan request to the bank.  This is the cover.
  5. Loan is committed
  6. Heads of State of Country “X” siphon off much of the money to private bank accounts
  7. Most of the work for the infrastructure improvements goes to well-connected multinational corporations not to local companies.
  8. Country “X” cannot pay loan back
  9. Bank offers additional money to help Country “X” if they will implement “austerity measures” which effectively puts the bankers in charge of running the country.
  10. Country “X”, still cannot make payments on loan.
  11. Bank takes control of assets and natural resources of Country “X”
  12. Bank sells assets, natural resources of Country “X” or provides monopolies to multinational corporations at pennies on the dollar, which still does not satisfy the debt.

NOTE: Much of this is coordinated with the help of the US, CIA, NATO and the EU.  If Country “X” will not go along with the loan, then Operation Gladio is implemented with the aid of NGOs such as NED (National Endowment for Democracy) to destabilize Country “X” for regime change.

STATED GOALS OF IMF, WORLD BANK & USAID:

The IMF is a self-described “organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.”

The World Bank’s official goal is the reduction of poverty. According to its Articles of Agreement, all its decisions must be guided by a commitment to the promotion of foreign investment and international trade and to the facilitation of capital investment.

USAID has adopted as its mission statement “to partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States.” USAID operates in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Read more here:

Asset-Stripping Ukraine

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by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | August 20, 2014

Let the ass-raping begin … anyone who has studied the history of the IMF fully realizes and can easily recognize the IMF’s tried and true method of operation when they see it. BTW, the IMF is a tool of the ‘Predominant Power Structure’ which controls the US State Department, Geopolitics and media. Our friendly bankers at the IMF come bearing false gifts of good tidings & money to help needy countries; only to load them up with massive debts that they can never, ever repay. Once they can’t pay back the first traunch, the fun begins. To get more money to help them out of an even more desperate situation, the host country –in this case Ukraine– must then turn over the control of their country to their new money masters at the IMF. History shows that a large portion of the funds go to the private Swiss bank accounts of the heads of state of the host country and rarely to the stated purpose: people or infrastructure. Bottom line is that the bankers create money out of nothing and then use this money as a tool to take control and then asset-strip third-world countries across the globe. This my friends is how the sausage of US Foreign policy is really made. If you don’t have a clue, get a clue. If you can’t afford a clue rent one from me. Do your homework and quit falling for every 10 second headline spewing from the mouths of the gatekeeper press.

Additional Information  …

Who the International Aid Agencies Serve
BFP Exclusive- “The EU and IMF Rape of Ukraine Agriculture”

William Engdahl | August 20, 2014 Ukraine’s rogue regime lifts the ban on sale of farm land and to open its rich agriculture to Monsanto, DuPont & the GMO agribusiness cartel.
Ukraine Crisis Continues — Paul Craig Roberts | August 20, 2014
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Book) — December 27, 2005 by John Perkins


John Perkins “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”Extended Interview 2008

 

Crisis in Ukraine

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by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | August 17, 2014

Who created the crisis in Ukraine? The US Government did by pushing $5 billion of your tax dollars into US Government backed NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) whose purpose was to covertly infiltrate and destabilize the democratically elected government in Ukraine; by supporting the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine as our proxy army (terrorist group). See Operation Gladio; by providing snipers who shot both the Ukrainian government police force and the protestors to continue to foment civil unrest; by installing our own puppet government into Ukraine.   After the collapse of the USSR, the US promised Russia that we would not move NATO one inch further east. We, of course, have broken this guarantee to Russia. What are our plans? To continue the encirclement of Russia by NATO and to asset-strip Ukraine using IMF loans that Ukraine can never pay back.

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