As fighting in Ukraine continues to intensify, today former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, spoke with King World News about Putin’s ultimate move to crush the EU and NATO. He also warned that the West may be handing the keys to victory to China and Russia.
Dr. Roberts: “Eric, right now there are a great many things in the financial system that can blow up but the real blow up is going to require flight from the dollar and the euro. Once that happens, they can’t bail out the banks, the derivatives or the sovereign bonds.
In the short-term, while they can still print money, they can keep this rigged system standing. But the minute the value of both the dollar and the euro start collapsing, that’s when the game is over. Both of these currencies have increased in quantity far beyond the ability of the underlying economies to provide goods and services. When the flight comes there will be no way to stave off the instabilities that currently exist in the system.
“There is the potential for a massive black swan to develop because of the Greek crisis and the election of the new government. This will unfold if the German banks, the creditors of Greece and the EU politicians refuse to accommodate the legitimate needs of the Greek government.
The Greeks must renegotiate the harsh conditions that have been put on their country in order to solve their sovereign debt problem. The current agreement as it exists is intolerable to the Greeks and it can’t stand. But if the Germans and the other Greek creditors don’t agree, you could see an alliance between the Greeks and the Russians.
The BRICS now have this IMF-type bank and they have funded it with $100 billion. Putin now sees that he has the opportunity to break the Greeks off from the EU and from NATO. The BRICS bank would step in and help the Greeks with their debt-servicing problems. That could be the beginning of the unraveling of the European Union and NATO.
You have to remember, Eric, that Italy, Spain and Portugal will be watching this situation with Greece very carefully. These countries still face the same kind of threats that are being applied to Greece. And of course the Irish have suffered dramatically under the austerity imposed on them.
So if these countries see that Europe will not ameliorate the hardships that have been imposed on them by these austerity programs, and these countries turn to Russia, China and India — the BRICS — you would then see a total breakdown in the EU system. This is a system where the banks get countries in debt and then they send in the IMF to impose austerity….
Background: A tradition of separation of the mother and baby after birth still persists in many parts of the world, including some parts of Russia [and the USA -rw], and often is combined with swaddling of the baby. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare possible long-term effects on mother-infant interaction of practices used in the delivery and maternity wards, including practices relating to mother-infant closeness versus separation.
Methods:A total of 176 mother-infant pairs were randomized into four experimental groups: Group I infants were placed skin-to-skin with their mothers after birth, and had rooming-in while in the maternity ward. Group II infants were dressed and placed in their mothers’ arms after birth, and roomed-in with their mothers in the maternity ward. Group III infants were kept in the nursery both after birth and while their mothers were in the maternity ward. Group IV infants were kept in the nursery after birth, but roomed-in with their mothers in the maternity ward. Equal numbers of infants were either swaddled or dressed in baby clothes. Episodes of early suckling in the delivery ward were noted. The mother-infant interaction was videotaped according to the Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment (PCERA) 1 year after birth.
Results:The practice of skin-to-skin contact, early suckling, or both during the first 2 hours after birth when compared with separation between the mothers and their infants positively affected the PCERA variables maternal sensitivity, infant’s self-regulation, and dyadic mutuality and reciprocity at 1 year after birth. The negative effect of a 2-hour separation after birth was not compensated for by the practice of rooming-in. These findings support the presence of a period after birth (the early “sensitive period”) during which close contact between mother and infant may induce long-term positive effect on mother-infant interaction. In addition, swaddling of the infant was found to decrease the mother’s responsiveness to the infant, her ability for positive affective involvement with the infant, and the mutuality and reciprocity in the dyad.
Conclusions:Skin-to-skin contact, for 25 to 120 minutes after birth, early suckling, or both positively influenced mother-infant interaction 1 year later when compared with routines involving separation of mother and infant.
Silly babies, they don’t understand medical protocols.
Aluminum and mercury both are in most vaccines. Both are known to affect the brain – detrimentally.
A new report published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology raises a disturbing possibility: that aluminum hydroxide, the dominant metal-based adjuvant used in vaccines today, is causing aluminum overload at injection sites, and contributing to the pathogenesis of diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis and subcutaneous pseudolymphoma. [i]
Discussed is the case of a 45-year old woman with vaccine-induced subcutaneous pseudolymphoma, a type of skin lesion characterized by collections of lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells in the skin. The researchers performed a skin biopsy at the injection site and found aluminum (AI) deposits in her macrophages. When the skin sample was assayed for AI and quantified, it was found to contain 768.1 micrograms per gram, dry weight, versus 5.61 and 9.13 in two control patients – up to 153-fold higher concentrations.
Guns and Butter
“Water Fluoridation” with Dr. Paul Connett. Twelve arguments against the fluoridation of drinking water; fluoride not a nutrient; fluoridation not pharmaceutical grade, but toxic waste product from industry; harmful effects to human tissue, including, but not limited to, bones, joints, thyroid, brain, pineal gland; fluoridation not effective in fighting tooth decay; concentration versus dose; no adequate margin of safety to known health effects.
With the price of oil hovering around $44 and U.S. oil inventories at record highs the general consensus is that the economy will soon see a boost in consumer spending as Americans will take their gas savings and spend it at retail stores.
But there’s a lot more going on with oil on a geo-political scale than can be pumped into a 30-second propaganda soundbite from financial pundits and talking heads. While lower prices may seem like a boon for the American economy, what’s been missing from mainstream assessments are the fundamental data points that show just how serious a problem we may be facing.
As you’ll see in the succinct breakdown by Future Money Trends in the micro-documentary below, we’ve got some big problems coming our way. It all starts with the fact that debt in the energy sector over the last six years has exploded to $1.7 Trillion on the hopes that oil would continue to trade at around $80 to $100. As we know, that’s no longer the case, which means that all of the companies who took out large loans are no longer able to service their debt.
The end result will be widespread defaults in the oil industry. It’s a recipe for disaster and one that will likely play out right before our eyes in coming months.
In the context of current central bank money printing, deflation scares and currency wars; this could cause the most destructive economic situation since the Great Depression. We could see the oil price spike and crash in wild swings of volatility; further scaring already timid capital markets and destroying any thoughts of economic recovery. This will be felt the worst in the United States. …
As usual, our dependence on the kindness of strangers isn’t panning out so well. It’s not like we can’t have sane government policies like tariffs on oil imports which could be channeled into something useful like passenger railways and energy conservation efforts. But no, that’s blasphemy against the sacred church of economic centralization and monopoly. Diversity is the most robust form of stability, whether you’re talking about economics or sociology.
The West’s weapons of choice in the Middle East- Bombs, Invasions, Overthrows, Torture & Drone Attacks After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks of jihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re talking here, after all, about young men raised in France, not Saudi Arabia.
Where has all this Islamic fundamentalism come from in this modern age? Most of it comes – trained, armed, financed, indoctrinated – from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. During various periods from the 1970s to the present, these four countries had been the most secular, modern, educated, welfare states in the Middle East region. And what had happened to these secular, modern, educated, welfare states?
In the 1980s, the United States overthrew the Afghan government that was progressive, with full rights for women, believe it or not (1), leading to the creation of the Taliban and their taking power.
In the 2000s, the United States overthrew the Iraqi government, destroying not only the secular state, but the civilized state as well, leaving a failed state.
In 2011, the United States and its NATO military machine overthrew the secular Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi, leaving behind a lawless state and unleashing many hundreds of jihadists and tons of weaponry across the Middle East.
And for the past few years the United States has been engaged in overthrowing the secular Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. This, along with the US occupation of Iraq having triggered widespread Sunni-Shia warfare, led to the creation of The Islamic State with all its beheadings and other charming practices.
However, despite it all, the world was made safe for capitalism, imperialism, anti-communism, oil, Israel, and jihadists. God is Great!
Starting with the Cold War, and with the above interventions building upon that, we have 70 years of American foreign policy, without which – as Russian/American writer Andre Vltchek has observed – “almost all Muslim countries, including Iran, Egypt and Indonesia, would now most likely be socialist, under a group of very moderate and mostly secular leaders” (2). Even the ultra-oppressive Saudi Arabia – without Washington’s protection – would probably be a very different place.
On January 11, Paris was the site of a March of National Unity in honor of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose journalists had been assassinated by terrorists. The march was rather touching, but it was also an orgy of Western hypocrisy, with the French TV broadcasters and the assembled crowd extolling without end the NATO world’s reverence for journalists and freedom of speech; an ocean of signs declaring Je suis Charlie … Nous Sommes Tous Charlie; and flaunting giant pencils, as if pencils – not bombs, invasions, overthrows, torture, and drone attacks – have been the West’s weapons of choice in the Middle East during the past century. …
Sibel Edmonds joins us today to discuss a range of issues, from terror operations in Xinjiang to Gladio B in Belgium and her reaction to the Paris shooting. We also talk about pseudo-alternative media, George Soros, and her new podcast, Probable Cause, and what she is hoping to accomplish with it.
… in the name of fixing the problems caused by covert bankster governance. The cancer at the heart of what could be a system of free individual economic choice and robust stability created by economic diversity is the centralization and covert manipulation which the current banking system creates.
The organization behind warnings this week that the wealthy are buying secret hideaways in preparation for riots and civil unrest was founded by billionaire elitist George Soros.
In two separate interviews, economist Robert Johnson revealed that the mega-rich were buying land and airstrips in remote places in order to prepare for a coming social uprising which will be caused by growing income inequality.
“I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway,” said Johnson.
In a subsequent interview, Johnson expanded on his comments, telling RT, “A lot of wealthy and powerful people are quite afraid right now – they see us on an unstable trajectory….As the system doesn’t have proper resources, as it doesn’t represent people, things are getting more and more dangerous as say Ferguson, Missouri brings to bear.”
Johnson is president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, an organization founded and bankrolled by none other than George Soros, the 26th richest person on the planet with a net worth of around $24 billion dollars.
“Liberal billionaire George Soros had given $50 million to The Institute for New Economic Thinking, and used that group in 2011 to host a conference that focused on “new multilateral system” of economics,” writes Mike Ciandella. “According to an INET press release from 2012, Soros “agreed to augment his foundation support of INET” with an additional $50 million.”
It’s somewhat ironic that the group warning about income inequality causing civil unrest is funded by one of the richest men in the world, but the veracity of the claim that the super wealthy are buying remote hideaways is only bolstered by this connection.
Soros has also repeatedly warned of the consequences of wealth inequality, most recently cautioning how the European Central Bank’s decision to begin a €1.14 trillion quantitative easing (QE) program will have serious political consequences.
Other plutocrats are also busy pushing the narrative of wealth inequality and the need for more regulation as part of a broader talking point which centers on “the capitalist threat to capitalism”.
In reality, as Brandon Smith explains, this is merely part of the process of justifying a new financial system which will see power further centralized into the hands of a de facto economic world government.
“The international banking cult has NO INTEREST whatsoever in saving the current system, despite the assumptions of many market analysts,” writes Smith, adding, “Their only goal has been to stave off the visible effects of the crisis until a new system is ready (psychologically justified in the public consciousness) to be put into place.”
“The concept of banker governance will be promoted as the best and only solution,” notes Smith, underscoring how the public will be conditioned to support centralized financial control as the only possible solution to future economic shocks.
We have also previously outlined why the political class is perfectly content to engineer and exploit social unrest as a means of paving the way for the IMF and other global financial institutions to seize control of national economies, strip economic independence and reshape the entire financial system.
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