L'Autre Monde 21-01-2013 : Les banquiers privés internationaux, les manipulations de l'or et du système financier, le crash mondial et les liens avec le Mali
L'Autre Monde 21janvier 2013 : Les banquiers privés internationaux, les manipulations de l'or et du système financier, le crash mondial et les liens avec le Mali
L'Autre Monde 21 janvier 2013
90 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM
|Nombre d'émission: 219
Diffusion en direct : Lundi à 15:00h
Au programme cette semaine:
Sur L'Autre Monde, cette semaine, nous discutons d'économie, de la situation au Mali qui a des ramifications très intéressantes dont les grands médias corporatifs ont oubliés de vous informer.
Nous touchons quelques sujets importants tels que l'industrie pharmaceutique et ses dérives inquiétantes...
C'est en rendez-vous le lundi dès 15h pour l'émission la plus écoutée de CHOQ FM, la radio officielle de l'Université du Québec à Montréal !
***Hyperliens vers les sources des informations discutées sur l'émission d'aujourd'hui:
Moody's, which still gives its top rating to U.S. Treasury securities, has warned that it's "unlikely" Washington will keep that rating. The only way to do so, Moody's said in September, would be for lawmakers to approve a "large, immediate fiscal shock" that sharply cut deficits. But austerity of that magnitude would trigger the recession that many business leaders are worried about, which makes it politically implausible and probably foolish as well. So passing a less disruptive set of measures, while tolerating a credit-rating downgrade, seems like the best option among bad choices.
What happens, however, when the US government's credit rating downgrade is so severe, that no financial institution will loan it money?!?
The Fed's plan to purchase $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities and $45 billion in long-term US Treasuries every month for the foreseeable future is now creating internal feuds.
The Federal Reserve's latest round of quantitative easing has no timetable to end or any measurable goal. Yesterday, the Dallas Fed President said this policy without limits would result in "horrific consequences"...
Gold was down Monday after seeing its largest quarterly rise in over two years, as it tracks a weaker euro on Spain’s struggle to control its finances deeply troubles investors.
Pontiac Workforce Cut 86 Percent as Michigan Makes City Obsolete
The parliament of recession-struck Portugal has passed a budget promising another year of austerity measures.
The coalition government ensured enough discipline to muster a majority despite every opposition party voting against.
The slowest economic recovery since World War II is going especially slow for sections of Colorado, according to a letter from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) obtained by The Colorado Observer.
British Prime Minister David Cameron cancelled his high-profile Amsterdam speech, officially, because of the hostage crisis in Algeria. Privately, officials say the move came because President Obama called him just hours ahead of time to browbeat him further on Britain’s future in the EU.
Cameron, who has been pushing for reform in the EU, was planning to warn that Britain was “drifting toward the exit” on the EU question and would continue to do so unless reforms were enacted.
Obama, however, called to reiterate that the US believes keeping Britain in the European Union is vital to world security and that they consider UK withdrawal for any reason unacceptable.
The reason Obama is brow-beating Cameron regarding a potential British exit from the EU is that when the Euro crashes, it will bring the American financial system down with it.
Gold was down Monday after seeing its largest quarterly rise in over two years, as it tracks a weaker euro on Spain’s struggle to control its finances deeply troubles investors.
According to Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, the French government has formally asked the United States for military aid for its invasion of Mali, saying that the aid will conclude planning, logistics and air support, but not combat troops.
France invaded on Saturday, and initially said they believed they would turn Mali into a “terror-free” democracy within a matter of weeks. Since then they have expressed surprise at the strength of rebel fighters, however.
Though officials have questioned the merits of US involvement, arguing the northern Malian desert poses little threat as it is and could become a magnet for terrorists if the US gets too heavily involved, Dempsey took a completely different view, insisting Mali is already a threat to the region and would soon be a threat to the entire planet, US involvement notwithstanding.
So, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Dempsey is characterizing Mali as "...already a threat to the region and would soon be a threat to the entire planet"?!?!?!?!?!?
General Dempsey, it is painfully embarrassing to me as an American who truly cares about the future of this country to hear you make such a statement.
And the reason I say this, Sir, is that even the most thoroughly uninformed and misinformed dolt on the planet understands that this attack against Mali is completely about who controls Mali's gold production, and distribution, particularly in light of the fact that the US Federal Reserve is unable to repatriate Germany's gold reserves it holds immediately.
But the biggest news of the day comes from the official Buba announcement that, in its official capacity as a prudent central bank, it - as first of many - is looking to repatriate some 300 tons of gold from the New York Fed. That, however, is not today's news - that was Monday's news. What is news is that courtesy of the supplied calendar of events in the Buba statement, it will take the Fed some seven years to procure Germany's 300 tons of gold. This is the same Fed that, in its own words, holds some "216 million troy ounces of gold" or some 6720 tons, in its vault 80 feet below ground level. Putting the above in perspective, the amount of gold that Germany will have to wait 7 years for is shown in red. The amount of gold the Fed supposedly holds, is shown in yellow with a shade of tungsten. Why it will take the Fed 7 years to part with an amount of gold that is less than 5% of its total holdings is anyone's guess... unless of course, the bulk of the gold in the column on the right has been rehypothecated numerous times to serve as collateral for countless counterparties, and it is no longer clear just who own what to anyone.
Even if American troops are not on the ground here immediately, I wouldn't bet real money against this possibility in the future.
PETER MALI TO PAY PAUL
Then, in 2009, a worker at a German gold bullion trader grew suspicious of a gold bar that had come in, and decided to assay the gold content. But the drill bit broke, revealing that the core of the gold car was filled with tungsten, a metal almost the exact same density as gold. The bar was cut open, and the scandal reported on German TV.
Alerted, other gold centers began to scrutinize their gold bars and more fakes quickly surfaced, including China, and the Manhattan jewelry district.
It quickly became apparent that the problem of tungsten filled bullion bars was widespread. Because many of the fake gold bars had the marking of US sources, nations began to ask for audits and tests of the gold bullion held in their name by the New York Federal Reserve. To the surprise of many, the New York Federal Reserve refused! Indeed the New York Federal Reserve refused the German government permission to simply look at their bullion! Germany's private central bank then went public assuring the Germans that they trusted America's private central bank and did not need to see the gold. That was followed by a bizarre editorial from CNBC's Senior Editor Jim Carney that it didn't really matter if the bullion was really there at the New York federal Reserve, as long as the bookkeeping said it was!
That set off everyone's alarm bells!
The German government started demanding their physical gold to be repatriated back to Germany from both the Bank of France and the New York Federal Reserve. Germany demanded all of the 374 tons of gold held by the Bank of France, but only 300 tons of the 1500 tons of bullion held by the New York Federal Reserve. Both the Bank of France and the New York Federal Reserve have stated that the process of returning the gold will take years, five years for the French gold, and seven for the gold coming from the New York Federal Reserve. The delay makes the situation clear. Neither the Bank of France nor the New York Federal Reserve actually have the gold Germany deposited, sending tungsten fakes back to the very nation that first spotted the fraud is risky, the France and the United States are scrambling to find replacement gold.
Which brings us to Mali.
Mali is one of the world's largest gold producers. Together with neighboring Ghana they account for 7-8% of world gold output. That makes them a rich prize for nations desperate for real physical gold. So, even as Germany started demanding their gold back from the Bank of France and the New York Federal Reserve, France (aided by the US) decided to invade Mali to fight "Islamists" working for "Al Qaeda." Of course, "Islamists" has become the catch-all label for people that need to ne killed to get them out of the way of the path to riches, and the people being bombed by France (aided by the US) are not "Al Qaeda" but Tawariqs, who have been fighting for their independence for 150 years, long before the CIA created "Al Qaeda". Left to themselves, the Tawariqs could sell gold to whoever they want for whatever they want, and right now China can outbid the US and France.
So off to war your children must go, to spill their blood for the money-junkies' gold.
The so-called "clash of civilizations" we read about on the corporate media is really a war between banking systems, with the private central bankers forcing themselves onto the rest of the world, no matter how many millions must die for it. Indeed the constant hatemongering against Muslims lies in a simple fact. Like the ancient Christians (prior to the Knights Templars private banking system) , Muslims forbid usury, or the lending of money at interest. And that is the reason our government and media insist they must be killed or converted. They refuse to submit to currencies issued at interest. They refuse to be debt slaves.
So off to war your children must go, to spill their blood for the money-junkies' gold. We barely survived the last two world wars. In the nuclear/bioweapon age, are the private central bankers willing to risk incinerating the whole planet just to feed their greed?
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- FOMC Minutes from 1967 Illuminating Central Bank Gold Price Suppression, Currency Swaps, Assorted Market Manipulations & Interventions
What is Germany scared of? Bundesbank to retrieve $200bn of gold reserves from central banks in Paris and New York
Germany is set to retrieve its gold reserves held abroad, in a move critics fear could trigger a contagion of mistrust among the world’s central banks.
The timing of the decision – amid continued uncertainty in global markets and ongoing turbulence in the eurozone – is also likely to prompt accusations that Germany is preparing for the eventuality of an escalation of the global financial crisis.
The move comes just months after the German Federal Court of Auditors called on the Bundesbank to carry out a physical inspection of the gold reserves it stores at foreign banks.
At the time it was thought the precious metal holdings had never been fully checked.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is waiting for the green light from ECOWAS to send 120 soldiers to the besieged nation of Mali.
I would not be so quick to help. If any more nations start to demand their gold bullion back from the Federal Reserve, the US will turn its covetous eyes on Ghana's gold mines.
Consider the fiscal cliff issue, which our political leaders discussed endlessly for over a month, only to then pass a “deal” which both raised taxes AND failed to cut the deficit or debt.
Again, nothing solved, but plenty of posturing and blame.
Expect more of this. Today, the top story for the US is gun control even though we will officially breach the debt ceiling in roughly one month’s time. The last time we did this the US lost one of its AAA ratings from a credit agency and the markets imploded wiping out over a trillion dollars in household wealth in a matter of days.
This time around, things will be far worse if nothing is solved. If the US loses another AAA rating, then the financial markets could face systemic risk. The reason for this is that US Treasuries are one of the senior most forms of collateral used by the banks to backstop the $600+ trillion derivatives market.
This country may well be hovering on the brink of fiscal collapse.
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.
President Hollande of France visited Algeria 2 weeks before launching his attack on Mali. He was given a green light for his attack aircraft to be refueled in Algerian Airspace, and according to an anonymous Algerian source he was given the finance to wage the war on Mali (reminds me of Gaddafi financing Sarkozy's election campaign).
With time running out on efforts to monitor Iran's nuclear program, 2013 could well be the year when the United States must decide whether to take military action to block Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency were back in Tehran this week to review Iran's nuclear activities, and once again they came home with little to show for their efforts. The IAEA wants to verify that Iran does not intend to build a nuclear weapon, but the authorities in Tehran have consistently refused to provide inspectors with the access they need to fulfill their mission.
The IAEA team could not visit the Parchin military site just outside Tehran, where Iran is suspected of having carried out explosives research.
The US government is NOT OUT OF EITHER TIME, OR OPTIONS REGARDING THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
This alleged "deadline" for US military intervention has been artificially produced, and engineered for domestic US consumption, to attempt to stampede unthinking people into believing that there is no other way BUT to attack Iran, and soon, to stop it from developing a nuclear weapon.
However, I would like to strongly caution whoever churned out this piece of patently jingoistic tripe regarding the following.
Some of the best military minds on this planet have come to the conclusion that an attack against alleged Iranian nuclear sites will only slow down, but not stop, its desire to pursue nuclear weapons.
Former high-ranking defense officials and regional experts say that neither the U.S. nor Israel can stop Iran from producing a nuclear weapon. The assessments counter remarks by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who has said the U.S. will not allow Iran to develop an atomic bomb, and come amid reports that Israeli leaders are considering a military strike on the Islamic republic’s nuclear sites. Destroying nuclear facilities in a military strike does not “uninvent” the technology, retired Marine CorpsGen. James Cartwright said Monday in an interview. “The intellectual capital still exists. “We could certainly bomb the place, but we don’t know where everything is with any kind of certainty,” added Gen. Cartwright, who retired as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in August. Natan Sachs, an expert on Israeli national security matters at the Brookings Institution, said it would be very difficult for Israel to stop a nuclear weapons program with a unilateral military action, noting that Iran’s atomic installations are heavily fortified and scattered around the country. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/27/attacking-nuke-sites-m... Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
So, of this is true (and so far, IAEA inspections have determined that no nuclear materials have been deferred from Iran's nuclear energy program toward any alleged nuclear weapons program), why is the US really interested in attacking Iran, and creating a regime change here?!?
The answer is very simple: Iran refuses to trade all of its oil for US dollars. That is the very real, and palpable threat here; not a potential nuclear weapons threat, which is the alleged "good reason" to attack.
But even with Israeli military involvement, there are many reasons to question that such a war will have the desired outcome, and those reasons are many, and multifaceted.
First, the US government doesn't have the troop strength, the manufacturing or the money to insure a successful outcome for such an attack.
The US Federal government is carrying a 16 trillion dollar deficit (that we know of) at this time, and whatever borrowing it may be do from the Federal Reserve (at usurious interest rates), will take generations upon generations to repay. War debt shackles economies, and weakens them horribly.
Secondly, it will galvanize the Iranian people around a government and government structure many of them won't particularly care for. And if it is replaced by a hard-line Islamist government, the existing Constitutional protection of religious minorities (like Christians and Jews) may be gone forever.
And what if the war "goes long"?!? What if it is not the clean, clear "surgical strike" Israeli and American military leadership assures us it will be, almost as though they were collectively reciting a religious mantra?
The counter-attacks against American and Israeli assets in the Middle East (and perhaps, beyond) from both the Iranian military and Hezbullah will be punishingly intense. Israeli casualties will be immense, and far beyond the puny (and completely disingenuous) numbers predicted by the IDF.
Add to these scenarios the cold hard reality that Russian and Chinese leadership have gone very public in stating that should Iran be attacked militarily, both countries will come to its aid militarily, and you have the perfect storm for a global nuclear confrontation.
So at the end of the day, I would very, very strongly caution those in the bowels of power in DC and Tel Aviv to be very, very careful what they wish for; the unintended consequences from such a war may be both horrific... and irreversible.
Despite public claims from Obama and the corporate media that anyone who says the government is coming for their guns is nothing more than a right wing conspiracy theorist, the reality of the situation is that many different politicians and proponents of gun control have openly revealed their actual intentions for gun confiscation.
Multiple different statements that have either been made recently or surfaced and gone viral in the past month paint a clear picture as to what the powers that be actually want and are possibly planning to do.
On top of that, a bill introduced into the House of Representatives also pushes citizens to voluntarily turn in their guns in yet another move towards confiscation. Remember, the government doesn’t have to go door to door confiscating firearms, they can easily use a series of laws that when combined would essentially equal confiscation for millions of Americans.
In 2000, New York legislators recognized the ubiquitous and unambiguous connection between violence, especially gun violence and mass murder, and the widespread prescribed use of psychiatric drugs.
Senate Bill 7035 was introduced in the New York State Senate that year requiring police agencies to report to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) on certain crimes and suicides committed by a person who is using psychiatric drugs, including assault, homicide, sex offenses, robbery offenses, firearms and other dangerous weapons offenses, kidnapping and arson. The preamble to the bill read, in part:
The toxic effects of the mercury, also known in vaccines as Thimerosal, have once again been confirmed, this time by researchers from the University of Brazil. Marking the sixth major study in recent months to condemn the use of mercury in medicine, the new study reveals that mercury causes serious brain damage, and is linked to autism and other developmental diseases in children and Alzheimer’s disease in adults.
Dr. Jose Dorea and his colleagues conducted an extensive, peer-reviewed analysis of various studies and available information in major databases that address the effects of low-dose Thimerosal, or ethylmercury, on neural tissue and behavior. They found conclusively that Thimerosal accumulates in brain tissue, negatively affects brain development, and harms brain cells.
July 24, 2012, Reuters
Worried about draconian Internet laws? Creeping surveillance? The inability to share with others without being criminalized? The Internet is still a tool of tremendous power, but a deep rot has set in. We have caught it early and we are fighting to stop this rot, but there are other options we can begin exploring to hedge our bets, enhance our current efforts of fighting against corporate monopolies, and eventually, build an Internet of the people, by the people, for the people - big-telecom monopolies not welcomed...