Libertarian Republic On Steve Bannon’s Art Of The “New Deal”

Libertarian Republic gets it right:

Taking Bannon at his own word, and in the context of 1930s, it sounds a lot like the rhetoric coming from Germany pre-World War II. His rhetoric matches the anger, scapegoating, and emotional ploys spoken in the early days of Adolf Hitler‘s rise.

While this may seem pejorative, or hyperbolic, let us look at how the Mises Institute, an Austrian Economic think tank, explains 1930 Germany’s economic situation.

In the 1930s, Hitler was widely viewed as just another protectionist central planner who recognized the supposed failure of the free market and the need for nationally guided economic development. Proto-Keynesian socialist economist Joan Robinson wrote that “Hitler found a cure against unemployment before Keynes was finished explaining it.”

What were those economic policies? He suspended the gold standard, embarked on huge public-works programs like autobahns, protected industry from foreign competition, expanded credit, instituted jobs programs, bullied the private sector on prices and production decisions, vastly expanded the military, enforced capital controls, instituted family planning, penalized smoking, brought about national healthcare and unemployment insurance, imposed education standards, and eventually ran huge deficits. The Nazi interventionist program was essential to the regime’s rejection of the market economy and its embrace of socialism in one country.

Now compare that to how Bannon and Trump have described their plans and vision for having won the White House.

  1. 1 Trillion Dollar Infrastructure matches the huge public works programs
  2. “The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia,”  along with Trumps promises to coerce business back into the US, matches protection of industry from foreign competition,
  3. “With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything,” added to Trumps call to continue borrowing, matches expanding credit and the continuance of large deficits
  4. “Rebuild everything. Shipyards, iron works, get them all jacked up,” matches the instituted jobs programs
  5. Trumps possible control of capital through protectionist trade.
  6. The comment by Bannon about being in power for the next “50 years” sounds awfully similar to the how Nazi’s described the Third Reich. “It is our will that this state shall endure for a thousand years. We are happy to know that the future is ours entirely!” – Triumph of Will (1935)

This not to say that Bannon or Trump should be compared to Nazis or that they have come close to committing the acts against humanity that occurred in that period of history. Rather it is a simple question which compares the rhetoric being used by the two administrations in their rise to power. After all, this perspective is a simple look back at history, so as to learn from it and utilize it to spot potential issues in the future. If we willfully ignore details, even if just as a safety measure, then we leave ourselves at risk of missing what could’ve been right under our nose. Famed philosopher George Santayana once said, “Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”

The Sandy Foundation Of Tamil Politics

From Scroll.in, a fascinating look into the sand mafia that rules Tamil Nadu (and many other Indian states) and its impact on politics and the environment there:

However, people in villages see this money [Lila: from the sale of sand from dried up river beds] circulating. A part of it, they say, goes to local party workers. A farmer from a village near Karur claimed that “about Rs 1,000 from each unit is shared amongst the local party workers: Rs 25 to the person in the village, Rs 150 to the taluka head, Rs 350 to the district members, and so on.” This is echoed by both researchers and politicians like K Kaliyan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Abhijit Sen, a former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, said India’s political parties “maintain their party cadres predominantly through the construction sector”. In Punjab, people close to the ruling Akali Dal control both sand mining and stone crushing. In West Bengal, syndicates control urban infrastructure projects. Another part of this money, said the researcher, goes into fighting elections. Be it for campaigning or for paying voters in cash.

These questions – about money flowing from sand mining to AIADMK’s cadre and being used in elections – were listed in the questionnaires sent to Jayalalithaa, Venkataramanan and Arumugasamy. This article will be updated when they respond.

For now, Sen’s observation triggers a fresh question. If a ruling party depends on the mining of a mineral resource to maintain itself, what is the fallout?

What it all means

Some years ago, farmers from 12 villages in Ettayapuram Taluk of Tuticorin district decided to stop sand mining. Among other things, they seized earthmovers and trucks. In response, said an article by R Seenivasan, a PhD Candidate with the University of Westminster, the farmers “were slapped with criminal charges and branded as ‘extremists’ who take ‘law into their hands’. Many farmers were sent to jail for days and charged for ‘unlawful assembly, rioting, obstructing government work and officers,’ under various penal sections of the Indian penal code.”

This is a common refrain. The police similarly slapped cases on the women of Kalathur, a village on the Palar, when they protested last year against sand mining. When this reporter met V Chandrasekhar, who has been agitating against sand mining in Villupuram and Pondicherry, it was shortly after Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was beaten up in the Patiala House complex. “That happens every day here. The police is an instrument of the state. No one would dare go to the police here,” said Chandrasekhar.

This pattern, of siding with the miners and not with the locals, shows up in poor supervision of sand mining. As the PUCL study found, sand was being mined till almost a 10 metre depth in the Palar. It also shows in the state government’s support for sand mining over, say, environmental concerns.

Responding to a petition filed in the Madras High Court by the Cauvery Neervala Athara Pathukappu Sangam, a non-profit in Erode, the state government argued that sand mining doesn’t need an environment clearance since quarrying operations were carried out by the PWD scientifically.

When the court insisted on an environmental impact assessment, a lawyer in the Madurai court who fought against sand mining, told Scroll on the condition of anonymity, the state government rushed through an environmental clearance in just three months.

Scroll asked Jayalalitha, Rama Mohana Rao, Venkataramanan and Arumugasamy for their comment on the charges that the state government and the ruling party have acted in a manner which benefits sand miners and not local communities. There was no response.

The combined fallout of all this has not been pretty. As these quarries scour their way along Tamil Nadu’s rivers, the state’s water crisis is worsening. Groundwater levels, for instance, are collapsing across the state. That said, the ravages of sand mining go beyond ecological damage. The state’s villages and politics have been damaged as well.”

Infosys Foundation Chair Joins Tirumala Temple Trust

The chairman of the Infosys Foundation has joined the board of the largest and richest temple trust in India and the second-richest in the world.

From The Hindu:

The appointment of Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Narayana Murthy as a member of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board is being seen as an initiative that will bolster the image of the board.

The nomination of Ms. Murthy, a prolific writer, philanthropist, and member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation, meets the long-standing demand that only iconic personalities with a religious bent of mind be nominated to the board.”

The Hindu piece doesn’t tell you exactly who Mrs. Narayana Murthy is. She is the wife of the Infosys co-founder, and Infosys is one of the leading business consulting and outsourcing companies in India.

Narayana Murthy, often regarded as the father of Indian IT, figured prominently in Thomas Friedman’s “The World Is Flat” (which I have trounced on several occasions). Murthy, a Kannada Madhwa Brahmin, may be an entrepreneur but he is a self-proclaimed socialist.

He, like fellow-globalist Nandan Nilakeni, the other co-founder of Infosys,  is also an ardent promoter of the digitilization and e-surveillance of India.

Nilekani heads the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which, along with the RBI, is the driving force between the imposition of the national biometric ID card, Aadhar. His former boss, Narayan Murthy, formerly headed the National Payments Corporation (NPC), the umbrella outfit that covers all retail payment systems like merchant cards, ATMs, etc.

Nilekani is a Konkani Brahmin and second-generation Fabian Socialist:

His father worked as a general manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills and subscribed to Fabian Socialist ideals that influenced Nilekani in his early years.”

The Hindu article also doesn’t mention the significance of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).

They oversee the work of the second richest and most visited religious center in the world, taking in some 130 million rupees a month (about 13 crore rupees or nearly 2 million dollars). The trust earned 2600 crore rupees (26 billion dollars) last year.

The trust oversees not only the Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh, but Hindu temples all over the world. Besides this, it is involved in numberless charitable works and in the propagation and preservation of Hindu and Sanskrit classics.

Please note that enormous amounts of gold, silver, and other donations flow into the temple coffers regularly:

While gold alone is estimated to add up to one tonne a year in offerings, silver, diamond and other items also flow into the temple trust’s exchequer. “In the case of property deeds, due procedure is followed by the concerned department to transfer the title,” noted an official.”

and this:

The temple trust said in April that it had deposited 1,311 kg of gold with Punjab National Bank under India’s Gold Monetisation Scheme. The deposit apparently is under a three-year short-term programme that earns the trust an annual interest of 1.75 percent.

In a statement, the temple’s investment committee expressed satisfaction at the interest rates earned from its investment so far. Further, it sought a shorter investment time frame between one to three years for depositing its yearly turnout of gold. The temple trust may negotiate with banks that would offer higher interest rates.

The trust, which seeks gold, not cash, in interest on its gold deposits, has chosen the government’s monetisation scheme’s three year short-term programme primarily for that benefit. Evincing interest to plough in more gold as deposits, it has requested the Reserve Bank of India to extend the same for other gold monetisation programmes that range from medium to long terms.”

Sudha Narayana Murthy replaces mining baron Shekhar Reddy on the board. Reddy was arrested in December 2016, for allegedly laundering money.  A widely circulated picture showed him standing in front of the Tirupati temple with current chief minister O.P Paneerselvam.

 

 

CDC Plagiarizes Indian Scientist’s Litchi Diagnosis

Yet more evidence of the extent of brazen IP theft from non-Western, especially developing Asian countries,  in elite Western institutions, this time involving Western and Indian-origin scientists at the Center for Disease Control in the US, deploying the resources of the Indian government to poach from Indian scientists:

The story began in 2013 when, faced with recurrent deaths of children due to a mysterious brain disease in litchi-harvesting belts of Muzaffarpur, the Bihar government and the health ministry of the central government turned to veteran virologist Dr T Jacob John. They could not have got a better expert: Dr John, since his MBBS way back in 1958, followed by a PhD in 1976, has a long and distinguished career in public health. In a way, he was the brain behind the polio vaccination campaign.

What could be the cause of deaths? The prime suspect was some yet-to-be-identified virus. The next suspect was the fruit itself, that is, some substance in it – it could be a toxin in litchi or something in the pesticide used. Other suspects were bats which were eating litchis and hence probably passing on some disease to children who ate the bat-eaten litchis. The common factor to all deaths was that the children were dying in the litchi-belt during the litchi harvesting season of May and June, recalls Dr John.

He camped at Muzaffarpur, met villagers and began his work. He ruled out the virus angle and was zeroing in on a chemical within litchi. “A similar disease was caused by another fruit called ackee that belongs to the same plant family as litchi. This disease was metabolic and was called hypoglycaemic encephalopathy, or ‘Jamaican vomiting sickness’. So I was able to rule out virus in the very beginning,” he says.

His hunch was that it was worth looking for a toxin within the fruit. He suggested this in a report in May 2014 – in the leading journal of its kind in India, Current Science, published by the Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences. He and his co-researcher, Mukul Das, wrote:
“In animal experiments, MCPA (the hypoglycin found in ackee) and MCPG (the hypoglycin in litchi) have been shown to induce encephalopathy and hypoglycaemia. Encephalopathy is explained by the mitochondrial inhibition of fatty acid-oxidation and accumulation of toxic metabolites. Our hypothesis is that the Muzaffarpur AES is caused by MCPG in lychee. However, we do not know if it is present only in the seed or also in the edible fruit flesh and if unripe lychee has more MCPG than ripe fruits.”
Their conclusion: “…tightly  restricted seasonality and geographic distribution as well as sparing of children below 2 years support the diagnosis of acute non-infectious encephalopathy as against viral encephalitis.”

In September 2014, doctors John, Das and Arun Shah published further findings on the toxin hypothesis in the same journal.
They, however, were in for a shock when they found the same findings reproduced in an American journal a few months later – without any credit, acknowledgement or reference to their research.

Akash Srivastava, who is with the National Centre for Disease Control of the health ministry, along with a team of researchers published this set of findings in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US government. The March 2015 report arrived at the same conclusion, that the brain disease among children in Muzaffarpur was not caused by a virus but by some toxin within litchi seeds or fruit, and the condition was hence not a viral disease but a metabolic disorder called hypoglycaemic encephalopathy.

Dr John and his co-authors took up the matter in a letter published in Current Science in September 2015. It asked: “Publishing on hypoglycemic encephalopathy, borrowing information without giving credit: Is Current Science invisible?”

They noted, “Annual seasonal outbreaks of what was popularly called acute encephalitis syndrome in Muzaffarpur, Bihar were clinically diagnosed in 2013 by us as non-infectious, toxic, hypoglycemic encephalopathy… The toxin was pinpointed as methylenecyclopropylglycine (MCPG). Thus, our first publication in May 2014 in Current Science was a breakthrough after many groups of investigators had failed for many years to diagnose the disease or provide any plausible causative associations.

“In 2014, we confirmed with clinical evidences that the disease is indeed hypoglycemic encephalopathy and the patients could be saved with prompt correction of hypoglycemia. These results were published, again in Current Science, in August 2014.” But in January 2015, MMWR came out with a report by a large group of investigators, stating that the disease is acute hypoglycemic encephalopathy with putative association with litchi, as if they were the first to arrive at such a conclusion.”

“Our 2013 investigations which appeared in May 2014 in Current Science were a watershed. But the studies of Shrivastava et al published in January 2015 in MMWR have not cited our earlier contributions – one reason could be that Current Science is invisible in the usual biomedical literature surveys. However, when we conducted a simple literature search through a popular search engine, we found references to both our papers.”

When Governance Now contacted  MMWR, its executive editor Charlotte Kent replied promptly on December 2 saying that matter would be investigated. “We received your two emails from today about the MMWR report, “Outbreaks of Unexplained Neurologic Illness – Muzaffapur, India, 2013-14”. We are planning on investigating the concern you raised,” she said in an email. MMWR has not sent any further information on the matter since then. Srivastava, meanwhile, did not reply to the emailed queries.

Several questions are raised by this incident, especially since the parallel research published by CDC was also done with help of Indian government bodies.

Dr John also rues the fact that this episode pits Indian scientists against each other. He says that ultimately it proves that Indians can do their research and reach the truth without external help. However, he adds that distortion of truth does leave a bitter taste in the mouth and is just not done in science.

An ethical scientist would not claim credit for someone else’s work, says the veteran virologist.

 

No Cash Transactions Above 3 Lakhs ($4447)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s 2017 budget proposes a ban on any cash transaction in a day over 3 lakhs rupees (about $4446.75).

This is far worse than any restriction in the US, where cash transactions above $10,000 are not banned, but simply reported by the bank to the IRS.

Like demonetization, the new ban is an unnecessarily coercive, intrusive, and punitive move, with entirely foreseeable and counterproductive results.

By completely banning cash transactions above 3 lakhs, the government is actually unraveling the last stitch of credibility holding its efforts together.

Large cash transactions are not going to disappear. All that will happen is that they will not pass through banks at all.

Instead, a new parallel economy will spring up.

Large purchases have hitherto involved a percentage of the price being reported and taxed (the white part) and the rest being paid under the table (the black part).

Now you can be assured that come April 1 there will be no “white” part at all.

It will be all black.

Just as the printing of new currency notes was the pretext whereby fake notes, excess currency, and chaos have been slyly injected into the system leaving no one sure of just how much cash is in circulation at all, so too the new tax will create a new layer of impenetrable fog under cover of which the enemies of India’s aam admi will operate with impunity.

Those enemies, let us be clear, operate not just from terrorist outposts in Bangladesh or Pakistan, but from the seat of the international cabal’s financial shock-and-awe machinery in India: that is, from the RBI, the finance ministry, and the Prime Minister’s Office.

New Notes: 50% Security Features Already Counterfeited

More evidence from the Hindu that Demonetization was a either one of the most colossal blunders of modern Indian history or a sophisticated attack on the Indian economy:

The Border Security Force (BSF) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) intercepted four consignments of  2000 notes between December 2016 and January this year from areas near Malda district.

With the quality of the fakes improving over time, the seizure has set alarm bells ringing for intelligence agencies and security forces.

“The notes have copied the geometric patterns and the colour scheme both on obverse and the reverse side including watermark, and the exclusive number pattern of the 2000 currency. Unlike samples seized elsewhere which were scanned or colour photocopies, these have been printed using sophisticated dyes,” a senior security officer said.

More than half of the 17 RBI-listed security features have been replicated.”

The notes were seized from Mohammad Ashraful and Ripon Sheikh from Malda district.

Please note that Malda district is in West Bengal. It shares a 223 km in total international border with Bangladesh and is a hub of the fake currency racket.

This 12 sq-km triangle with 18 villages, 40km from Malda town, have turned into the entry point of 40% fake Indian notes being pumped into the country through the porous border.

Malda, particularly the three Kaliachak blocks, have always been known as the smuggling point for fake currencies, but the situation has taken a turn for the worse in the past five years. According to a recent NIA report, 80% fake currencies are sneaked into the country through the 172-km porous border along Malda district, and 55-60% of the consignments from Bangladesh are circulated from the villages in 12 sq-km triangle.”

While demonetization had a temporary effect on Malda’s flourishing fake currency business,  it was expected that the trade would resume in the space of 1-3 months.

“We are looking at a time frame of one month to three months before we make the first seizure of a fresh consignment of fake Indian currency, this time most likely Rs 100 notes,” said a senior BSF officer who did not want to be identified.”

But it’s not the 100, but the  new 2000, that has had half the security features successfully faked. Which leads one to question the whole rationale of demo itself, because a large bill of that kind would be much more attractive to counterfeiters in the first place.

Meanwhile the network of couriers dispersing the notes continues:

“The movement is done in chains,” explained a security official who did not want to be identified. “From the point of origin of the consignment in Bangladesh to the destination in Kaliachawk, there would be no less than 20 to 25 couriers in each chain. Each person in the chain normally covers a distance of 100 meters to hand over the consignment to the next one in the chain. It is an intricate network and very difficult to trap and dismantle.”

 

 

US Now World’s Biggest Tax Haven

Bloomberg:

The U.S. failure to sign onto the OECD information-sharing standard is “proving to be a strong driver of growth for our business,” wrote Bolton’s chief executive officer, Ray Grenier, in a marketing e-mail to bankers. His firm is seeing a spike in accounts moved out of European banks—“Switzerland in particular”—and into the U.S. The new OECD standard “was the beginning of the exodus,” he said in an interview.

The U.S. Treasury is proposing standards similar to the OECD’s for foreign-held accounts in the U.S. But similar proposals in the past have stalled in the face of opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress and the banking industry.

At issue is not just non-U.S. citizens skirting their home countries’ taxes. Treasury also is concerned that massive inflows of capital into secret accounts could become a new channel for criminal money laundering. At least $1.6 trillion in illicit funds are laundered through the global financial system each year, according to a United Nations estimate.

Offering secrecy to clients is not against the law, but U.S. firms are not permitted to knowingly help overseas customers evade foreign taxes, said Scott Michel, a criminal tax defense attorney at Washington, D.C.-based Caplin & Drysdale who has represented Swiss banks and foreign account holders.

“To the extent non-U.S. persons are encouraged to come to the U.S. for what may be our own ‘tax haven’ characteristics, the U.S. government would likely take a dim view of any marketing suggesting that evading home country tax is a legal objective,” he said.

Rothschild says it takes “significant care” to ensure account holders’ assets are fully declared. The bank “adheres to the legal, regulatory, and tax rules wherever we operate,” said Rees, the Rothschild spokeswoman.

Penney, who oversees the Reno business, is a longtime Rothschild lawyer who worked his way up from the firm’s trust operations in the tiny British isle of Guernsey. Penney, 56, is now a managing director based in London for Rothschild Wealth Management & Trust, which handles about $23 billion for 7,000 clients from offices including Milan, Zurich, and Hong Kong. A few years ago he was voted “Trustee of the Year” by an elite group of U.K. wealth advisers.

In his September San Francisco talk, called “Using U.S. Trusts in International Planning: 10 Amazing Feats to Impress Clients and Colleagues,” Penney laid out legal ways to avoid both U.S. taxes and disclosures to clients’ home countries.

In a section originally titled “U.S. Trusts to Preserve Privacy,” he included the hypothetical example of an Internet investor named “Wang, a Hong Kong resident,” originally from the People’s Republic of China, concerned that information about his wealth could be shared with Chinese authorities.

Putting his assets into a Nevada LLC, in turn owned by a Nevada trust, would generate no U.S. tax returns, Penney wrote. Any forms the IRS would receive would result in “no meaningful information to exchange under” agreements between Hong Kong and the U.S., according to Penney’s PowerPoint presentation reviewed by Bloomberg.

Penney offered a disclaimer: At least one government, the U.K., intends to make it a criminal offense for any U.K. firm to facilitate tax evasion.

Rothschild said the PowerPoint was subsequently revised before Penney delivered his presentation. The firm provided what it said was the final version of the talk, which this time excluded several potentially controversial passages. Among them: the U.S. being the “biggest tax haven in the world,” the U.S.’s low appetite for enforcing other countries’ tax laws, and two references to “privacy” offered by the U.S.

“The presentation was drafted in response to a request by the organizers to be controversial and create a lively debate among the experienced, professional audience,” Rees said. “On reviewing the initial draft, these lines were not deemed to represent either Rothschild’s or Mr. Penney’s view. They were therefore removed.”

Sinister Agenda Behind DeMo

Bill Engdahl rehashes the agenda behind DeMo, in a good piece, that like all Western  analysis, avoids mentioning the scores of people in India who have in real time deconstructed this operation as it occurred, instead, attributing it to investigation by a German economist.

Whether that is proof of disinformation or controlled opposition I do not know. But I always suspect people who publish misleading sources.

Nonetheless, the article is a good summing up of the agenda behind DeMo, while omitting the British angle and pinning the blame on “Washington” in the usual way of left-wing sites.

[Global Research based in Canada publishes useful pieces, slanted heavily toward Marxist or leftist analysis, thus avoiding the conspiracy tag.]

The Modi cash-less India operation is a project of the US National Security Council, US State Department and Office of the President administered through its US Agency for International Development (USAID). Little surprise, then, that the US State Department spokesman, Mark Toner in a December 1, 2016 press briefing praised the Modi demonetization move stating, “…this was, we believe, an important and necessary step to crack down on illegal actions…a necessary one to address the corruption.”

Keep in mind that USAID today has little to do with aiding poorer countries. By law it must follow the foreign policy agenda of the President’s National Security Council and State Department. It’s widely known as a conduit for CIA money to execute their dirty agendas abroad in places such as Georgia. Notably, the present head of the USAID, Gayle Smith, came to head USAID from her post as Senior Director at the US National Security Council.

German economist and blogger, Norbert Haering, in an extensive, well-documented investigation into the background of the bizarre Modi move to a cash-less India, found not only USAID as the key financial source of the project. He also uncovered a snake-pit of organizational vipers being funded by USAID to design and implement the India shock therapy.

USAID negotiated a co-operation with the Modi Indian Ministry of Finance. In October, 2016 in a press release USAID announced it had created and funded something it named Project Catalyst. The title of their report was, “Catalyst: Inclusive Cashless Payment Partnership.” Its stated goal it said was to bring about a “quantum leap” in cashless payment in India.

They certainly did that. Maybe two quantum leaps and some.

If we dig a bit deeper we find that in January, 2016, USAID presented the Indian Finance Ministry a report titled, Beyond Cash: Why India loves cash and why that matters for financial inclusion. Financial “inclusion” for them means getting all Indians into the digital banking system where their every payment can be electronically tracked and given to the tax authorities or to whomever the government sees fit.

Astonishingly, the report, prepared for USAID by something called the Global Innovation Exchange, admitted that “97% of retail transactions in India are conducted in cash or check; Few consumers use digital payments. Only 11% used debit cards for payments last year. Only 6% of Indian merchants accept digital payments…Only 29 percent of bank accounts in India have been used in the last three months.” The US and Indian governments knew very well what shock they were detonating in India.

The Global Innovation Exchange includes such dubious member organizations as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major donor to the Modi war on cash initiative of USAID. It also includes USAID itself, several UN agencies including UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR. And it includes the US Department of Commerce and a spooky Maclean, Virginia military contractor called MITRE Corporation whose chairman is former CIA Director, James Rodney Schlesinger, a close associate of Henry Kissinger.

The USAID Project Catalyst in partnership with the Indian Finance Ministry was done, according to the USAID press statement, with a sinister-sounding organization called CashlessCatalyst.org. Among the 35 members of CashlessCatalyst.org are USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, VISA, MasterCard, Omidyar Network of eBay billionaire founder Pierre Omidyar, the World Economic Forum-center of the globalization annual Alpine meetings.

War on Cash

However, a most interesting member of the USAID Project Catalyst together with the Indian Ministry of Finance is something called Better Than Cash Alliance. In point of fact the US-government-finance Project Catalyst grew out of a longer cooperation between USAID, the Washington-based Better Than Cash Alliance and the Indian Ministry of Finance. It appers to be the core public driver pushing the agenda of the global “war on cash.”

India and the reckless (or corrupt) Modi government implementing the USAID-Better Than Cash Alliance agenda is clearly serving as a guinea pig in a mass social experiment about how to push the cash war in other countries. The Better Than Cash Alliance is described by the UNCDF, which is its Secretariat, as “a US $38 million global alliance of governments, private sector and development organizations committed to accelerating the shift from cash to electronic payments.”

The Better Than Cash Alliance website announces that the alliance, created in 2012, is a “partnership of governments, companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.” It’s housed at the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in New York whose major donors, in turn, surprise, surprise, are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and MasterCard Foundation. Among the Better Than Cash Alliance’s 50 members are, in addition to the Gates Foundation, Citi Foundation (Citigroup), Ford Foundation, MasterCard, Omidyar Network, United States Agency for International Development, and Visa Inc.

Recently the European Central Bank, which has held negative interest rates for more than a year, allegedly to stimulate growth in the Eurozone amid the long-duration banking and economic crisis of almost nine years, announced that it will stop printing the €500 note. They claim it’s connected with money laundering and terror financing, though it ominously echoes the Modi India war on cash. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, whose shady role in the 1990’s rape of Russia through his Harvard cronies has been documented elsewhere, is calling for eliminating the US $100 bill. These are first steps to future bolder moves to the desired Cash-less society of Gates, Citigroup, Visa et al.

US Dual Standard: Follow the money…

The move to a purely digital money system would be Big Brother on steroids. It would allow the relevant governments to monitor our every money move with a digital trail, to confiscate deposits in what now are legal bank “bail-ins” as was done in Cyprus in 2013. If central banks move interest rates into negative, something the Bank of Japan and ECB in Frankfurt are already doing, citizens have no choice than to spend the bank money or lose. It is hailed as a way to end tax avoidance but it is far, far more sinister.

As Norbert Haering notes, “the status of the dollar as the world’s currency of reference and the dominance of US companies in international finance provide the US government with tremendous power over all participants in the formal non-cash financial system. It can make everybody conform to American law rather than to their local or international rules.” He adds, referring to the recent US Government demand that Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank pay an astonishing and unprecedented $14 billion fine, “Every internationally active bank can be blackmailed by the US government into following their orders, since revoking their license to do business in the US or in dollar basically amounts to shutting them down.”

We should add to this “benevolent concern” of the US Government to stimulate a War on Cash in India and elsewhere the fact that while Washington has been the most aggressive demanding that banks in other countries enact measures for full disclosure of details of Swiss or Panama or other “offshore” secret account holders or US nationals holding money in foreign banks, the USA itself has scrupulously avoided demanding the same of its domestic banks. The result, as Bloomberg noted following the suspiciously-timed Panama Papers offshore “leaks” of May, 2016, is that the United States is rapidly becoming the world’s leading tax and secrecy haven for rich foreigners.

Perversely enough, in 2010 the US passed a law, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FACTA, that requires financial firms to disclose foreign accounts held by US citizens and report them to the US IRS tax office or the foreign banks face steep penalties. The EU signed on to the intrusive FACTA despite strong resistance. Then, using FACTA as the model, the Paris-based OECD drafted an even tougher version of FACTA in 2014 to allegedly go after tax avoiders. To date 97 countries have agreed to the tough OECD bank disclosure rules. Very few have refused. The refusers include Bahrain, Nauru, Vanuatu—and…the United States.

World’s Biggest Tax Haven

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, a financial wizard or a Meyer Lansky to see a pattern. Washington forces disclosure of secret bank accounts of its citizens or companies abroad, while at the same time lifting control or disclosure inside the United States of private banking accounts. No surprise that such experienced private bankers as London’s Rothschild & Co. have opened offices in Reno Nevada a stone’s throw from Harrah’s and other casinos, and according to Bloomberg, is doing a booming business moving the fortunes of wealthy foreign clients out of offshore havens such as Bermuda, or Switzerland which are subject to the new OECD international disclosure requirements, into Rothschild-run trusts in Nevada, which are exempt from those disclosure rules.

Rothschild & Co. Director, Andrew Penney noted that as a result, the United States today, “is effectively the biggest tax haven in the world.” Today Nevada, Meyer Lansky’s money laundering project of the 1930’s with established legalized gambling, is becoming the “new Switzerland.” Wyoming and South Dakota are close on the heels.

One area where America’s institutions are still world class is in devising complex instruments of financial control, asset theft and cyber warfare. The US War on Cash, combined with the US Treasury and IRS war on offshore banking is their latest model. As Washington’s War on Terror had a sinister, hidden agenda, so too does Washington’s War on Cash. It’s something to be avoided at all costs if we human beings are to retain any vestige of sovereignty or autonomy. It will be interesting to see how vigorously Casino mogul Trump moves to close the US tax haven status. What do you bet he doesn’t?

Coke, Reliance Enter Indian Dairy Drink Market

“Jallikattu” or bull-taming, is an agricultural tradition intended to conserve and improve native cattle species, now under an existential threat from imported breeds and big corporations.

From the New Indian Express:

Natives that are not grown for pride are sent for slaughter causing drastic decline in sex ratio. Jallikattu enthusiasts claim the sport help to sustain bulls for longer.

“The bulls that don’t win the game are not used for pure-breed next generation natives. Each of the strong, pure natives are used for inseminating 10-15 cows. Let’s say half the bulls win human beings. Each of these will give rise to 15 more pure natives,” says a professor of Dairy Technology at TANUVAS. Going by Rajasekaran’s number, more than a lakh-and-a-half pure natives are produced by every batch of Jallikattu bulls.

Native species do not produce as much milk as some imported species and without impregnation by the best studs, partly conserved through Jallikattu, their existence would be in doubt.

India’s largest milk producer, Amul, in Gujarat, uses Jersey cows, imported from Holland.

Meanwhile,  beverage giant, Coca-Cola, is teaming up with India’s Reliance to enter the dairy drinks market in India, this year.

With demand rising powerfully, milk will soon have to be imported along with exotic semen and other inputs needed to continue cross-breeding the native and the foreign species. More imports means higher prices making milk unaffordable to the poor; it means higher costs, making farming impossible to the marginal farmer; it means reliance on European and hybrid breeds that demand more water and are less hardy; it means foreign species’ milk that causes schizophrenia, autism and type-1 diabetes.

That’s the context needed to understand the anger at the PETA-inspired ban of Jallikattu, already heavily regulated under India’s animal protection laws.

 

Government Widens Financial Reporting Requirements

The government is widening the number of transactions that will be directly reported by financial institutions to the income tax division:

Reiterating its November 2016 instruction, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in a notification dated January 17, has also asked banks to report all cash deposits of Rs 2.5 lakh or more made in one or more accounts of a person during November 9 to December 30, 2016, the 50-day window for deposits that was provided by the government following its decision to scrap high-denomination currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

“Cash deposits during the period November 9, 2016, to December 30, 2016, aggregating to Rs 12.50 lakh or more in one or more current account of a person (and) Rs 2.5 lakh or more in one or more account (other than a current account) of a person will have to be reported to tax authorities,” it said. Also, cash deposits during April 1, 2016, to November 9, 2016, in any account that are reportable should also be intimated to the tax authorities by January 31, 2017, the notification said.

It made it mandatory for a banking company or a cooperative bank to report cash deposits aggregating to Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year, in one or more accounts (other than a current account and time deposit) of a person.

The tax department has also made it mandatory for a company or institution issuing bonds or debentures to report receipts from any person an amount aggregating to Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year for acquiring bonds or debentures. A similar limit has been set for reporting purchase of shares and mutual funds.

“Buy back of shares from any person (other than the shares bought in the open market) for an amount or value aggregating to Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year will need to be reported by a listed company,” the notification said. Purchase of foreign exchange including travellers cheque and a forex card aggregating to Rs 10 lakh would have to be reported to tax authorities.

Property registrar will have to report to tax authorities purchase or sale by any person of immovable property for an amount of Rs 30 lakh or more. Also, cash payment exceeding Rs 2 lakh for sale of goods or services of any nature will have to be reported, the CBDT’s notification said.

Banks will also have to report one or more time deposits, other than a time deposit made through renewal of another time deposit, of a person aggregating to Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year, the CBDT said.

Payment made in cash for purchase of bank drafts or pay orders or banker’s cheque of an amount aggregating Rs 10 lakh or more in a financial year as well as payments made in cash aggregating Rs 10 lakh or more during a year for purchase of prepaid instruments issued by RBI need to be reported.

A banking company or a cooperative bank would also have to report cash deposits or cash withdrawals (including via bearer’s cheque) aggregating Rs 50 lakh or more in a financial year, in or from one or more current account of a person.”

 

NASA Admits Global Warming Fraud

H/T to Lew Rockwell on this gem:

NASA has actually admitted that there may be a link between the solar climate and the earth climate. “[In] recent years, researchers have considered the possibility that the sun plays a role in global warming. After all, the sun is the main source of heat for our planet,” Nasa confirmed. Despite the constant stories of how recent years have been the hottest, historically, NASA has estimated that four of the 10 hottest years in the U.S. were actually during the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all. This was the Dust Bowl; the combination of vast dust storms created by drought and hot weather.

CDIAC

The branch of research looking at the ice core samples to document climate for thousands of years has established the major solar cycle of about 300 years. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), which has the ice core data back 800,000 years, is being shut down as of September 2017 (800,000-year Ice-Core Records of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2)).

800000 carbon

The data clearly establishes that there has always been a cycle to CO2 long before man’s industrial age. This is data government wants to hide. As along as they can pretend CO2 has never risen in the past before 1950, then they can tax the air and pretend it’s to prevent climate change. Moreover, while we can clean the air with regulation as we have done, under global warming, they allow “credits” to pollute as long as you pay the government. It is the ultimate scam where they get to tax pollution and people cheer rather than clean up anything.”

Corporate-Govt Scams Untouched By DeMo

At what looks like one of the many globalist “change agent” sites that offer controlled opposition to the corporate-globalist wing, a young writer deconstructs DeMo correctly as blind to corporate-govt corruption at the highest levels, but then concludes that the enormous inequality that RESULTS from this nexus is really its CAUSE.

That of course is an infamous globalist meme in its own right that inevitably leads to further  government intervention, in the form of subsidies and grants to the victims of the earlier round of pro-corporate subsidies….and so it goes.

And how do I know the site is controlled opposition?

The slickness of the design, the crowd-funding, the themes (opposition to the menstruation taboo and reiteration of the “99 percent and 1 percent” thesis).

In separate CBI raids in 2013 and 2014, on the two companies mentioned above, large quantities of hard cash and accounting documents were seized from the respective offices. The documents which were seized contained a detailed account of payments allegedly made to high-ranking political figures. Amongst these figures are politicians from both BJP and Congress – Shivraj Singh Chauhan (CM-Madhya Pradesh); Raman Singh (CM–Chhattisgarh); Shaina NC (treasurer of BJP in Maharashtra); Sheila Dikshit (former CM of Delhi).

The documents related to the Birla matter also contain the signature of the deputy director of the Income Tax (Investigation). Despite this seemingly incriminating information, the Income Tax Department did not push for a further enquiry with the CBI. According to Mr Prashant Bhushan’s allegations, KV Chowdary did not look into the matter when he was the head of the income tax department.

According to Mr Prashant Bhushan, in an interview with The Wire, Mr Chowdary has been associated with controversial issues in the past – Ponty Chaddha’s income tax assessment and the stock guru scam. Despite this, he was appointed as the chief of the Central Vigilance Commission, against which the citizen collective Common Cause filed a writ petition in 2015.

Supreme Court has asked for more evidence on the matter. Meanwhile, many representatives from the BJP have rubbished the allegations, while representatives from the Congress and other parties seek an investigation into the issue. Little can be said as to what these documents will amount to in the court of law, as the next hearing is set to happen in January.

However, these allegations form another link in a series of alleged big-business scams involving the government. It makes the writer wonder, that if big corporate scams are indeed the biggest culprits of money laundering and corruption, shouldn’t we be targeting them instead of ?500 and ?1000 notes? Do meagre bribes by the majority of the people in the country even compare to the amounts cited in big corporate scams? Let’s find out.

Black Money In Corporate Scams, Political Campaigns And Demonetisation

Scams, as big as the Coalgate scam, raise many important questions about how best to identify, as well as, deal with the central issues surrounding black money.

Recently, other alleged major scams by corporates as revealed in the Essar tapes – wherein investigation is under way concerning the alleged systematic bribing of senior political officials, and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence’s (DRI) probe into over 40 of India’s biggest energy companies (including Adani and Reliance) for artificially inflating prices of imported coal.

The amounts in these scams are believed to be massive. Thousands of crores of rupees. It is no secret that large amounts are laundered offshore to tax haven countries like Switzerland, Mauritius, etc.

There are many estimates of India’s foreign black money. According to economists Pellegrini, Sanelli and Tosti in an interview with Times of India, the amount invested in shares, debt securities and bank deposits in tax havens alone may add up to $181 Billion or ?10.5 Lakh Crore. One of the higher figures was perhaps given by Prof. R Vaidyanathan of IIM, who estimated that there was more than ?70 Lakh Crore in 2007-08, stashed away in more than 70 tax havens in the world!

Whether it is  ?10 lakh crore or ?70 lakh crore, the amount of money laundered offshore is a significant proportion of the GDP.

To add to this, let us consider probable circulation of black money through political parties, which get special exemptions and are not even subject to RTI. It is alleged in India that illegal funds are used by political parties for campaigns, which often come as unaccounted cash from unknown donors.

The 2014 elections were the second most expensive elections in world history, estimated to be $4.9 Billion (More than ?3 lakh Crore) having been spent on campaigning for seats. Fourteen of India’s biggest industrial houses set up electoral trusts to give money to their favoured parties.

The amount of money involved in the slew of corporate scams and party politics goes into thousands and lakhs of crores. To put it in perspective, India’s GDP for FY16 was ?135.7 lakh crores. In 2007, the World Bank had estimated the size of the black economy to be 23.2% of the GDP in 2007.  According to India Ratings, the withdrawal of high denomination notes is likely to destroy  ?4 lakh crore – about 12% of the total black economy. To do this, about 86% of all the cash in circulation was withdrawn in the form of ?500 and ?1000 denomination notes.

These figures should make everyone ask one question. Has demonetisation of high-value notes really struck at the heart of the black money economy? The writer is no economist. However, it doesn’t take an economist to see that the amounts of money involved in corporate scams and party politics constitute of a major chunk of the black economy. Moreover, the mechanisms of money laundering in these two cases rarely rely on the liquid cash economy and are even safeguarded by colloquial electoral and political practices.”

House Panel Castrates Itself For Modi

From India Today, comes news that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Panel has contradicted the statement of its chairman that Modi can be called before it to explain demonetization.

The contradiction comes following a strong protest lodged by a BJP member of the PAC with the Lok Sabha (Lower House) speaker:
“The PAC statement says that under the rules, “officials may be called to give evidence in connection with the examination of the estimates and accounts in a particular Ministry, Ministers shall not be called before the Committee either to give evidence or consultation:

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  1. The PAC statement, however, further reads that the chairperson of the committee “may have an informal interaction with the Minister”.
  2. The PAC statement in interesting in the view of chairman K V Thomas’s stand that PM Modi Modi could be summoned if the panel is not satisfied with the responses of RBI governor Urjit Patel and finance ministry officials on demonetisation.
  3. Earlier, a BJP member of the PAC registered protest with the Lok Sabha speaker against the statement made by Thomas.
  4. On his part, Thomas cited precedents of PAC summoning union ministers during the chairmanship of senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who wanted the then PM Manmohan Singh to appear before the parliamentary panel in connection with 2G and coal scams.
  5. Thomas also cited a 1996-example when the then agriculture minister C Subramaniam appeared before the committee over a CAG report.
  6. In 1992, the then finance minister Manmohan Singh faced PAC over Harshad Mehta stock exchange scandal.
  7. RBI Governor Urjit Patel is slated to appear before the PAC over demonetisation on January 20.

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RBI: DeMo Disclosure Endangers Life, National Security

From Gulf-News:

India’s central bank refused to share specific details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ban on high-value banknotes citing danger to life and national security, as the mystery deepens over who took the unprecedented decision.
The Reserve Bank of India recommended the move, which was accepted by the cabinet and announced by Modi on November 8, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told parliament in November. The RBI board approved the ban three hours before Modi’s speech and hadn’t discussed the matter before, a slew of responses to Bloomberg News’s Right to Information requests show.
However, the RBI told a lawmakers’ panel this week that the government had “advised” the monetary authority to “consider” the ban a day before the RBI board made its recommendation. The government then “considered the recommendations” and decided to withdraw the notes, culminating in Modi’s address that blindsided the nation.
The cloak of secrecy that has shrouded the currency ban decision is likely to bolster the view that authorities, both on Mint Street and in New Delhi, were not prepared for such a decision and the way it was announced. It risks undermining perceptions of the central bank’s independence and raises questions about Modi’s decision-making style and his communication with the RBI.
More clarity may emerge when RBI governor Urjit Patel deposes before a parliamentary committee on January 20. Details are essential to help assess the success of the shock move as well as gauge the impact of the decision on Asia’s No 3 economy.
“It is very perplexing that the RBI doesn’t answer questions about how the decision was arrived at,” said Shilan Shah, Singapore-based India Economist at Capital Economics. “There are concerns that in the whole process the RBI has been sidelined by the government and that raises questions about its independence,” he said, adding that authorities have not been transparent. Bloomberg News asked the RBI 14 questions between December 8 and January 2. The central bank as of January 11 had answered five, disclosing the date and time of the RBI’s board meeting and the fact that the board had never discussed demonetisation before November 8. It said it doesn’t have information to answer one question, on how many of the worthless notes have been deposited at commercial banks. It transferred two questions on printing of new notes to organisations that manage the presses. The RBI said that a question asking “what prompted the board to discuss and approve the withdrawal of notes” doesn’t come under the definition of “information” under the RTI Act. It provided different answers to a question asked three times, seeking details on board members who opposed the move. In two replies the RBI said “it is a matter of fact that the decision was unanimous.” In a separate response, it said “this information is not available on record.” To a question seeking details on the number of demonetised notes already at banks on the evening of Modi’s speech, the RBI claimed an exemption, citing danger to the life or physical safety of anyone who disclosed this information to the public. The RBI also claimed exemptions on two questions seeking detail on its preparations for the demonetisation and studies it used to forecast the impact of the move. Sharing these “sensitive matters” would endanger India’s sovereignty, integrity and security, according to the RBI.
The use of those specific exemptions are “perplexing,” Capital Economics’s Shah said. Shailesh Gandhi, a former bureaucrat with the Central Information Commission, told the FirstPost website on December 31 that the RBI’s attitude of stonewalling smacked of “sheer arrogance.”
“What the RBI is doing by refusing to answer queries under RTI is denying citizens their fundamental rights,” Gandhi said. Lawmakers are also seeking answers. Parliament was gridlocked as the opposition demanded discussions and voting on the measures, the Supreme Court is hearing petitions against the legality of the steps, and two lawmaker panels have sought explanations from the RBI.
The decision to demonetise was taken only when the stock of new currency notes was reaching a “critical minimum,” enough to meet a significant part of demand, the RBI told a panel in a note accessed by Bloomberg News. However, the currency swap was riddled with rule changes and data that analysts have questioned. Patel will depose before another lawmaker panel on January 20, which is expected to seek his view on the impact of the demonetisation on India’s economy.”

Crazy Like A Fox: RBI Figures Suggest Fraud Not Ineptitude

At newsclick.in someone crunches the numbers on the conflicting reports put out by the Reserve Bank of India’s on the number of new notes issued:

RBI’s figures on the number and value of new notes it has put in circulation do not add up. The discrepancy is of more than half a trillion rupees. Is RBI trying to deceive people by claiming to print more notes than it actually did? Or is the RBI, under the new governor, too inept to get its figures right?

[Lila: As I’ve blogged over and over, nothing about the chaos around DeMo indicates it was a blunder.  And if it is crazy, it is only the craziness of the fox. DeMo is planned chaos intended to conceal the insertion of fake currency, the funding of terror outfits, and the creation of fresh money-laundering opportunities – in short,  the objective of DeMo, as a black op, was THE DIRECT OPPOSITE OF MODI’S STATED GOALS.

It is a foreign-corporate attack on the country coming from the highest level, dressed up to look like a nationalist pro-poor policy. It enables gigantic corruption and terrorist-funding, while pretending to defend against corruption and terror.]

After demonetising the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, the RBI claims to have issued new notes worth 5.93 lakh crore. If we calculate the net value of the notes printed and issued by RBI, – as per their various press notes – we can account only for Rs. 5.27 lakh crore. More than half a lakh crore rupees – Rs. 63,000 thousand crore to be exact – are missing from the 5.93 lakh crore amount.  Simply put, RBI’s numbers just do not add up.

In December, RBI began releasing data on return of the old demonetised notes to the banking system, and also publishing data on the number and value of fresh notes issued to replace the old notes.

In a press note released on December 7th, (Interestingly, RBI’s 7th December’s press release has now been taken down) the RBI gives a break-up of the currency notes made available to the public between November 10th and December 5th. According to this, currency worth a total of Rs. 3.8 lakh crore has been issued out in this period. Rs.1.06 lakh crore was in notes of smaller denominations – the total number of these notes is 19.1 billion. The remaining amount comprised of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500.

Again, on December 22nd, RBI released a press note , with a new set of figures.  According to the December 22nd note, between November 10th and December 19th, the central bank – the RBI — released currency worth total of Rs. 5.93 lakh crore to the public. The new press note also said that this amount was made up of 20.2 billion currency notes of smaller denominations, and 2.2 billion notes of higher denominations.

This means that, after December 7th, RBI gave out an additional 1.1 billion currency notes of smaller denomination (20.2 billion minus 19.1 billion). Even if, we were to assume that all these additional notes are in denomination of Rs.100, this would mean and addition of Rs. 0.11 lakh crore. This works out to a total worth of all smaller denomination notes issued as on December 22nd as Rs. 1.17 lakh crore: Rs. 1.06 lakh crore as per December 7th press note plus Rs. 0.11 lakh crore.

Out of the Rs. 5.9 lakh crore that RBI claims to have issued till December 19th, if Rs. 1.17 lakh crore is of smaller denominations, then Rs. 4.73 lakh crore would need to be in notes of higher denominations (Rs. 5.9 lakh crore minus Rs.1.17 crore).

RBI’s December 22nd press note states that it released 2.2 billion currency notes in high denominations. Even if all these notes were released in only Rs. 2,000 denomination, it totals up to only Rs. 4.4 lakh crore;  Rs. 33,000 crore remains unaccounted (Rs.4.73 lakh crore minus Rs. 4.4 lakh crore)

In fact, the missing money is likely to be much higher. We know that RBI has been releasing Rs. 500 notes along with Rs. 2,000 notes – even if in smaller amounts. In response to an unstarred question raised in Rajya Sabha on the composition of newly printed notes, the Minister of State for Finance, Arjun Ram Meghwal, on 6th December in a written answer provided figures that indicate that about 9% (in numbers, not values) of the newly printed notes supplied up to 29th November were in 500s, the rest in 2000s.

If we consider that 10% of the new notes of high denomination are now Rs. 500, and 90% are Rs. 2,000,  this works out to 0.2 billion as the number of Rs. 500 notes and 2 billion as the number of Rs.2,000 notes. This makes for a total of value of these notes to be Rs. 4.1 lakh crore: Rs. 4 lakh crore in 2000s and Rs. 0.1 crore in 500s.

The big question is, what happened to the remaining Rs. 63 thousand crore (Rs 4.73 lakh crore minus Rs. 4.1 lakh crore), which RBI claims to have issued to the public?

Is RBI trying to deceive people by claiming to print more notes than it did? ”

97% Banned Indian Notes Were White, Not Black

More proof that eradication of corruption could not possibly have been the motivation for the cash ban in this piece at Livemint.com:

All but 0.7 trillion  of the notes banned have been deposited, against the 5 trillion short-fall anticipated by the Modi govt, proving that almost all (97%) the banned notes were part of the legitimate cash-based economy now crippled by the ban:

Indians have deposited nearly all the currency bills outlawed at the end of the deadline last year, according to people with knowledge of the matter, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to unearth unaccounted wealth and fight corruption.

Banks have received Rs14.97 trillion ($220 billion) as of 30 December, the deadline for handing in the old bank notes, the people said, asking not to be identified citing rules for speaking with the media. The government had initially estimated about Rs5 trillion of the Rs15.4 trillion rendered worthless by the sudden move on 9 November to remain undeclared as it may have escaped the tax net illegally, known locally as black money.”

The livemint.com piece, naturally, suggests that this was all a huge Modi blunder.

That doesn’t wash at all.

“Monumental blunder” is a kind of fall-back, limited hang-out position, and it’s being pushed by all the usual suspects (major media, globalist outfits, former globalist stooges, like Manmohan Singh).

Any kind of clear-sighted look at the facts shows that there was no blunder involved. Urjit Patel, the RBI governor, has himself said as much.

The repeated use of globalist memes, the date of 9/11 (which is how Indians write 11/9), the election of Trump on the same day the notes went into effect, the Gates connection, the McKinsey report, the involvement of De La Rue, the Sahara-Birla link, the Mallya Rothschild account, all these and multiple other factors show DeMo to have been a fully intended, carefully crafted “shock-awe” attack…

62 and counting RBI directives over 50 days cannot be error. They are intended to produce maximum chaos and trauma in the population.

2000 rupees notes printed with major defects (missing the head of Gandhi on some, running pink in water in some others), fake counterfeit-detection machinery,  all these facilitate counterfeiting, not security.

IT raids destroy political opponents in Tamil Nadu and Bengal; they are not directed against corruption at the very top.

This is economic war. Make no mistake.

New Indian Depositor Bill: Grandma Takes The Punch For Globalists

The New Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill of 2016  outs itself  with its use of the phrase “creative destructionto endorse the need for a quick resolution of bank and firm failure.

“Creative Destruction” in this usage is a  Marxist term, popularized by the economist Schumpeter and subsequently appropriated by neo-liberal economists, as well as  perpetual-war- theorists of the new world order, that describes the need for “capitalism” to “ceaselessly devalue existing wealth (whether through war, dereliction, or regular and periodic economic crises) in order to clear the ground for the creation of new wealth.”

That’s wikipedia.

“Isms,” however, do nothing. So I would replace the word “capitalism” there with “capitalists.”

And, being of a skeptical turn of mind, would replace even “capitalist” with “globalist cabal manipulating capital.”

As I blogged before, the reassuring sound of “deposit insurance” should not blind us to the fact that the bill actually demotes protection of depositors – the original mandate of the RBI act of 194 – to second place. The RBI’s new mandate is the ubiquitous one of “financial stability.”

On behalf of financial stability – which, in effect, means some institutions are “too big to fail, too big to jail,”  the new bill and the proposed new bankruptcy procedures – get around the standard Indian legal procedure and have complete authority to resolve any issue of bad debt, by winding up the firm/bank and/or restructuring the debt. In essence, that means, a small, overarching and centralized outfit can decide whom to bail out, whom not to, and who gets to foot the bill.

Bank depositors over 1 lakh (Rs 100000 or about $1800-2000) are unsecured creditors of the bank who will be stiffed in the face of senior debt holders.

In short, grandma takes the punch for the globalists.

Edmond De Rothschild: Modi Will Recapitalize Banks By March 2017

More proof that it was the Rothschild cabal, at the highest level of the globalist enterprise, that was behind Modi’s cash ban.

Not Modi, nor Obama, nor Delhi, nor the RBI, nor Washington, as the previous article I posted here suggested.

The cash ban came from the very pinnacle of the global financial markets.

The piece below is also proof that the ban had nothing to do with black money.

It was not even primarily about going to a cashless economy.

It is unlikely that even the Modi government is so out of touch with things as to believe that India is ready for such a transformation.

The ban was always an economic attack, intended to take money from the productive cash-based economy and give it to banks and big corporates (unproductive debtors).

It was intended to solve the problem of non-performing assets (i.e. bad debt).

The Rothschild memo adds to this. It explicitly urges the circumvention of the lengthy Indian legal process through bankruptcy courts, presumably after the model of the US.

Presumably, also, the new courts are to have much more leeway in deciding whose loans are to be written off and whose not, if the following is anything to go by:

Loans that were written off (Diageo-Mallya deal, February 2016, settlement funds going to Edmond de Rothschild account in Switzerland)   

Loans that will NOT be written off (SBI chief on farmers’ loans on Dec, 20, 2016)

Memo from the website of private banker and asset manager, Edmond De Rothschild Group (May 30, 2016):

The Indian economy has generated average real GDP growth of 6.5% in recent years. Yet the government is struggling to make significant headway in the area of structural reforms and this is preventing the country from realising its huge potential. Infrastructures by and large continue to creak, the labour market lacks flexibility and the financial markets need to be developed and opened further to international investors. When Narendra Modi became prime minister in mid-2014, it was hoped he would be able to make deep inroads with reforms, since he had gone on record as wanting to see India among the 50 business-friendliest countries in the world. Investors cheered this goal by bidding up the Bombay stockmarket, sending its valuation multiples soaring.

Subsequent events have reminded observers that Modi’s party does not wield a majority in the upper house of Parliament, where its bills often run into opposition. For example, the government’s flagship reform, a national goods and services tax that could boost GDP growth by 2%, has yet to be adopted.

However, the recently adopted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code should breathe new life into India’s reform movement. It is meant to speed up the settlement of insolvency cases involving both companies and individuals. India has a sad history when it comes to settling and recovering on non-performing loans, an area where it still stands 130th in the country ranking compiled by the World Bank (see right-hand chart above). Insolvency proceedings drag on for an average of 4.3 years, with a recovery rate of just 25.7%. This is well shy of international standards. As a comparison, in China the process takes an average of 1.7 years, with a 36.2% recovery rate. The cumbersome nature and snail’s pace of debt collection in India has so far been due to archaic legislation, some provisions of which had not been revised since colonial times. This has actually encouraged debtors to drag their feet.

The new code, due to be signed into law in the coming weeks, will make it possible to settle insolvency cases in 180 days. During this period a committee of creditors will decide how to act on a payment default, i.e. by restructuring the debtor company’s liabilities or by winding it up. Creditors will moreover be classified, with senior debt taking precedence over subordinated claims. Moreover, insolvency cases will henceforth be overseen by bankruptcy courts, replacing the slower regular courts that have handled these matters up to now.

All this should have positive repercussions on India’s business climate by evening the balance of power between lenders and borrowers and by strengthening confidence on both sides. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code broadens the range of alternatives available to distressed companies, which will now be able to change their capital structure or reschedule their debt. This new-found flexibility should stimulate free enterprise at the local level.

From a more practical standpoint, dealing with bad loans quickly and effectively will not only reduce the portion of non-performing assets in banks’ balance sheets but also increase the supply of credit. At present nearly $150 billion of Indian banks’ assets are at risk (representing 10% of their combined loan books, including restructured assets). This weighs on their profitability and, worse, blocks resources that could be used to finance productive projects. The end result is a tepid investment cycle where money needed for infrastructure spending is in short supply.

The new code is also meant to help diversify the sources of credit available to borrowers, who are now 60% dependent on bank loans. The authorities’ objective is to encourage greater financing in the bond market and provide easier access to credit for smaller firms, which are often turned down by banks because of the higher credit risk involved.

Now the fanfare over the new legislation is fading, we should bear in mind that a whole ecosystem needs to be created. Setting up bankruptcy courts, training specialists and setting up databases to catalogue delinquent borrowers will all take time, meaning that the impact of the reform will only come in the medium/long term. Moreover, the recapitalisation of state-owned banks will be subject to the government’s budget restrictions.

Unlike China, however, India is developing a coherent process to address non-performing loans, a problem that is taxing its banking system. The Reserve Bank of India has set its sights high with the objective of weeding out and fully provisioning bad loans by March 2017. This clearly marks a major step towards expanding the country’s capital market, a vital effort in its economic development.

Defects In New Notes Enable Counterfeiting

The new $500 rupee notes are reportedly defective:

In its hurry to meet the demand for new notes, the Reserve Bank of India has made major errors which can have serious consequences for the demonetisation exercise. The gaffe — RBI has printed two variants of the new Rs 500 notes.

According to a report in The Times of India, the newspaper has seen at least three case studies where the new Rs 500 note varied from each other. According to one customer quoted in the report, Gandhi’s face has a more than visible shadow. Apart from this, he has pointed to alignment issues with the national emblem and also serial numbers.

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Another Mumbai resident has told the newspaper that the colours of the notes he got were different. The report has cited one more such instance of variation.

Meanwhile, a RBI spokesperson has termed them as “printing defects” that have propped up because of “the current rush”. She has also said people can still freely use it for transactions or even return it to the central bank.

One thing is for sure: the same note with different features would mean confusion for the common man. It will be easy for the ‘experts’ in counterfeiting to cash in on this confusion.

How is the common man to know whether the Rs 500 note he has is indeed original or fake? It has to be remembered that the fake note circulation has been rampant in India despite the RBI’s frequent notifications on how to detect such notes.

Clearly, the awareness level among the general public about the security features of currency notes is very low. Notes with slight variations in features will only add to the confusion about the features.

Announcing the decision to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and issue new ones on 8 November, the prime minister had said that the move was aimed at destroying the counterfeit racket, ending terror funding and also stop black money generation.

If the haste has resulted in errors that will only facilitate counterfeiting, then it will kill the very objective of the demonetisation exercise.

[Lila: I beg to differ. It is very clear to me that the objective of demonetization was to attack and destroy the cash economy and facilitate further such attacks, requiring more and more digitalization and police state measures.]

Interestingly, the RBI had published on its site the security features of the new Rs 500 notes before the notes came into circulation.

It will be better for the RBI to find some practical solution to the problem before any damage is done.”

The defects in the news notes, added to the introduction of Rs 2000 note, as well as reports of new types of black markets emerging in relation to the note-ban, substantiate my theory that note-bandhi is a weapon OF the counterfeiters and of the black money of the global cabal.

It is intended to be used against economic and political opponents SELECTIVELY.

Thus, income tax raids have become a tool to crush selective mafias.

Most fascinatingly, THE ENEMY IS THE HINDU. 

This underscores once again that the elevation of Hindi and Delhi is an elevation (by the global corporatists behind Modi) of language and location, but not of Hindu religion and culture.

It is an elevation of the middle-class Hindi- speaking constituency of the BJP , not of Hinduism.

The ban on notes was intended to crush the black money channels of the political and economic competitors of the globalists.

But, it was also intended, it seems, to facilitate money-laundering and counterfeiting by the current government and its friends, hence the repeated back-tracking and confusion; the defective counterfeit detection machinery; the pressure placed on the banking system.

We saw the same sort of selectivity during the 2008 economic collapse in the US.

At the time, what the major media termed a bail-out and transfer of toxic assets turned out to be a form of inter-bank cannibalism, with the tax-payer footing the bill.

Something similar is at work here.

I firmly believe that the notes being inserted now will be counterfeited and that will compound the confusion about numbers coming from the RBI.

The chaos will make the insertion of excess notes very easy.

We could then have massive inflation, despite inflation-targeting policies on paper.

This will be more economic and financial war…terror…brought to the aam admi in India.

2004 McKinsey Report: Indian Informal Economy Dangerous

The roots of DeMo are deep in the globalization project.

The outsourcing agency responsible for the opening up of the Indian economy to Western interests, often in the most predatory fashion, was McKinsey and it was McKinsey that was bent on regulating and taxing the informal sector in India as far back as 2004.

Most tellingly, one of the reasons it gave for the need to introduce a Goods & Services Tax was the information such a tax would give on those businesses.

In business, information is money. Taxes thus become a way to subject rival businesses to surveillance and theft. The GST is next on Narendra Modi’s agenda, proving once again that the whole demonetization scheme is nothing more than the next step in the globalist project.

As a 2004 McKinsey report titled The Hidden Dangers of the Informal Economy put it pithily, “Informal companies evade fiscal and regulatory obligations, including value-added taxes, income taxes, labor market obligations (such as social-security taxes and minimum-wage requirements) and product market regulations (including quality standards, copyrights, and intellectual-property laws).” So far, governments in India have turned a blind eye to these illegalities, not least because they were worried about the consequences on employment and on the economy if they decided to enforce the rules. But it seems the present government not only wants to change that policy, but also wants to force the pace of change.

It is, of course, a laudable objective and the decision to force it through is a bold move. The big question though is: will it work? The McKinsey report is very critical of the informal sector, because its avoidance of regulation and taxes gives it an unfair advantage over firms in the formal economy, who are unable to increase their market share despite being far more productive and efficient. The report wants governments to start enforcing the rules against the informal firms, so that the formal sector benefits.

Significantly, it says value-added tax is a good place to start, since it enables the government to gain information about the informal firms and then go after them. It’s no surprise then that the government is trying to push through a comprehensive goods & services tax (GST). And that’s not the only place where the government seems to be heeding McKinsey’s advice—the report also says, “Another way of improving enforcement is for governments to partner with payments providers such as banks and credit card companies to increase the number of monetary transactions accurately recorded by the collections system and thus to raise the quality of the data available to tax enforcers.” The government’s push to a digital economy is precisely on these lines.

The expectation is that the short-term pain will lead to long-term gain. The benefits are expected to come from more tax revenue collected, which can then be used by the government to provide sops for the masses. The coming budget, for instance, is expected to echo this approach. The benefits are also expected as more firms join the formal economy, with access to funds and technology. The hope is that informal businesses will transform themselves from being the dirty underbelly of Indian capitalism into respectable, tax-paying, suited and booted members of a sleek, productive and bourgeois modern India.

Will the audacious gamble succeed? The McKinsey report didn’t think that informal firms could change so easily. It pointed out that informal businesses tend to structure their supplier and customer relationships in ways that make it difficult to go above board later, that customers of an informal firm come to expect very low prices, and many would go elsewhere if it transformed itself into a formal company and had to raise them. Indeed, the report said, “The idea that informal businesses might grow and join the formal economy is therefore a myth.”

Many firms in the informal economy would cease to be competitive if they are exposed to the full brunt of taxation and regulations of the formal economy. A 2014 paper by Rafael Porta of the Tuck School of Business and Andrei Shleifer of Harvard University, published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, concluded thus: “we are skeptical of all policies that might tax or regulate informal firms. Rather than encourage informal firms to become formal, such policies may have the effect of driving them out of business, leading to poverty and destitution of informal workers and entrepreneurs. The recognition of the fundamental fact that informal firms are extremely inefficient recommends extreme caution with policies that impose on them any kind of additional costs.”

In other words, shock therapy such as demonetisation could very well turn out to be counter-productive. Instead, Porta and Shleifer say the cure for informality is economic growth. The evidence shows that informality declines, albeit slowly, with development. An 2009 OECD paper on Informality and Informal Employment also came to the conclusion that policies that make it more difficult for informal firms to carry out their activities and stricter enforcement of laws and regulations “have contributed to increased poverty and vulnerability by pushing already vulnerable groups of people into even more difficult situations.” What the government should instead aim for is expanding the formal sector, by making it easier for firms to operate there. But that is easier said than done and the record of the formal sector in creating jobs has been dismal.

The saving grace is that much of the talk about a transition to a cashless economy will remain just rhetoric. It’s also likely the government will soon realise that forcing the pace of change on the informal economy carries with it huge costs and it will opt instead for less ambitious, less intrusive methods.

Indian Bankers Revolt Against Central Bank

Indian bankers are demanding the resignation of Urjit Patel, the RBI governor, who has been silent about the extraordinary measures taken on his watch:

“Holding Governor responsible for ineffective handling of the crisis post the drive, All India Bank Employees Association vice-president on Wednesday said that bank unions are adamant about their demand for the former’s resignations as well as lockdown of the apex bank.

Questioning the failure of the as the regulatory system, Utagi said that Patel, who hasn’t uttered a word till now, should resign with immediate effect.

“Since two weeks, the bank employees are working from eight in the morning till midnight including weekends. Still, there are truckloads of work to do. There has been absolutely no cooperation from the RBI’s side,” Utagi told ANI.

It added to the mess by banning cooperative banks from exchanging old notes or accepting deposits,” he added.

Stating that the present situation is a clear mess, Utagi further said that there have been one million employees at various banks who are working day in and day out in a situation characterised by a shortage of cash counting machines, fake notes detection machines and manpower security personnel.

The All India Bank Employees Association vice-president’s assertion come as a united opposition is cornering the government in Parliament and demanding Prime Minister to explain the rationale behind imposing such a decision.”

 

Massive Fines and Possible Jail For Holding Old Notes

This gets worse and worse.

Now, a new RBI (Reserve Bank of India) ordinance (the 61st on this issue) proclaims that people who hang onto the old notes after the deadline of December 30, will be faced with a minimum penalty of Rs. 50,000 (half a lakh or about 735$) – a sum that is enormous in terms of Indian per capita income…..and will be guilty of a crime punishable at the municipal level.

What’s the real reason for this?

Well, since one of the main reasons for this ban was to ensure that Indian banks, especially the State Bank of India (now one of the top 50 largest banks in the world), were sufficiently recapitalized so that the loans could start flowing again. This, after the ratio of non-performing loans (mostly to rich industrialists and developers whom Modi shows not signs of penalizing) rose too high for comfort.

Since most of the money declared illegal has been deposited appropriately, demonstrating that they were all largely legitimate cash holdings, Modi has had to find a way to make this bizarre financial experiment/attack look at least faintly rational.

He also has to make sure any remaining notes do not find their way back into the system and constitute a claim against it.  Penalizing old-note-holders and making their holding itself contraband is the solution, it looks like.

RBI Refuses to Release Minutes Of Nov. 8 Meeting

Business Standard:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has refused to allow access to of meetings held to decide on the issue of of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8.

 

Responding to an RTI application filed by activist Venkatesh Nayak, the bankers’ bank refused to disclose the of the crucial meetings of Central Board of Directors on the issue of citing section 8(1)(a) of the transparency law.

 

The section exempts disclosure of information which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the state, relation with foreign state or lead to incitement of an offence.

 

Nayak said he will appeal against the decision, adding, “While confidentiality prior to the making of the decision is understandable, continued secrecy after the decision is implemented is difficult to understand when crores of Indians including this author have faced difficulties due to the shortage of cash in the economy.”

 

The Doomsday Seed Bank, Control Of Food, and Biowar

Bill Engdahl at Global Research on the Bill Gates Foundation, its doomsday seed bank, and biological warfare using food:

We can legitimately ask why Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation along with the major genetic engineering agribusiness giants such as DuPont and Syngenta, along with CGIAR are building the Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic.

Who uses such a seed bank in the first place? Plant breeders and researchers are the major users of gene banks. Today’s largest plant breeders are Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta and Dow Chemical, the global plant-patenting GMO giants. Since early in 2007 Monsanto holds world patent rights together with the United States Government for plant so-called ‘Terminator’ or Genetic Use Restriction Technology (GURT). Terminator is an ominous technology by which a patented commercial seed commits ‘suicide’ after one harvest. Control by private seed companies is total. Such control and power over the food chain has never before in the history of mankind existed.

This clever genetically engineered terminator trait forces farmers to return every year to Monsanto or other GMO seed suppliers to get new seeds for rice, soybeans, corn, wheat whatever major crops they need to feed their population. If broadly introduced around the world, it could within perhaps a decade or so make the world’s majority of food producers new feudal serfs in bondage to three or four giant seed companies such as Monsanto or DuPont or Dow Chemical.

That, of course, could also open the door to have those private companies, perhaps under orders from their host government, Washington, deny seeds to one or another developing country whose politics happened to go against Washington’s. Those who say ‘It can’t happen here’ should look more closely at current global events. The mere existence of that concentration of power in three or four private US-based agribusiness giants is grounds for legally banning all GMO crops even were their harvest gains real, which they manifestly are not.

These private companies, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical hardly have an unsullied record in terms of stewardship of human life. They developed and proliferated such innovations as dioxin, PCBs, Agent Orange. They covered up for decades clear evidence of carcinogenic and other severe human health consequences of use of the toxic chemicals. They have buried serious scientific reports that the world’s most widespread herbicide, glyphosate, the essential ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide that is tied to purchase of most Monsanto genetically engineered seeds, is toxic when it seeps into drinking water.9 Denmark banned glyphosate in 2003 when it confirmed it has contaminated the country’s groundwater.10

The diversity stored in seed gene banks is the raw material for plant breeding and for a great deal of basic biological research. Several hundred thousand samples are distributed annually for such purposes. The UN’s FAO lists some 1400 seed banks around the world, the largest being held by the United States Government. Other large banks are held by China, Russia, Japan, India, South Korea, Germany and Canada in descending order of size. In addition, CGIAR operates a chain of seed banks in select centers around the world.

CGIAR, set up in 1972 by the Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation to spread their Green Revolution agribusiness model, controls most of the private seed banks from the Philippines to Syria to Kenya. In all these present seed banks hold more than six and a half million seed varieties, almost two million of which are ‘distinct.’ Svalbard’s Doomsday Vault will have a capacity to house four and a half million different seeds.

GMO as a weapon of biowarfare?

Now we come to the heart of the danger and the potential for misuse inherent in the Svalbard project of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller foundation. Can the development of patented seeds for most of the world’s major sustenance crops such as rice, corn, wheat, and feed grains such as soybeans ultimately be used in a horrible form of biological warfare?

The explicit aim of the eugenics lobby funded by wealthy elite families such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Harriman and others since the 1920’s, has embodied what they termed ‘negative eugenics,’ the systematic killing off of undesired bloodlines. Margaret Sanger, a rapid eugenicist, the founder of Planned Parenthood International and an intimate of the Rockefeller family, created something called The Negro Project in 1939, based in Harlem, which as she confided in a letter to a friend, was all about the fact that, as she put it, ‘we want to exterminate the Negro population.’ 11

A small California biotech company, Epicyte, in 2001 announced the development of genetically engineered corn which contained a spermicide which made the semen of men who ate it sterile. At the time Epicyte had a joint venture agreement to spread its technology with DuPont and Syngenta, two of the sponsors of the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault. Epicyte was since acquired by a North Carolina biotech company. Astonishing to learn was that Epicyte had developed its spermicidal GMO corn with research funds from the US Department of Agriculture, the same USDA which, despite worldwide opposition, continued to finance the development of Terminator technology, now held by Monsanto.

In the 1990’s the UN’s World Health Organization launched a campaign to vaccinate millions of women in Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines between the ages of 15 and 45, allegedly against Tentanus, a sickness arising from such things as stepping on a rusty nail. The vaccine was not given to men or boys, despite the fact they are presumably equally liable to step on rusty nails as women.

Because of that curious anomaly, Comite Pro Vida de Mexico, a Roman Catholic lay organization became suspicious and had vaccine samples tested. The tests revealed that the Tetanus vaccine being spread by the WHO only to women of child-bearing age contained human Chorionic Gonadotrophin or hCG, a natural hormone which when combined with a tetanus toxoid carrier stimulated antibodies rendering a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy. None of the women vaccinated were told.

It later came out that the Rockefeller Foundation along with the Rockefeller’s Population Council, the World Bank (home to CGIAR), and the United States’ National Institutes of Health had been involved in a 20-year-long project begun in 1972 to develop the concealed abortion vaccine with a tetanus carrier for WHO. In addition, the Government of Norway, the host to the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault, donated $41 million to develop the special abortive Tetanus vaccine. 12

Is it a coincidence that these same organizations, from Norway to the Rockefeller Foundation to the World Bank are also involved in the Svalbard seed bank project? According to Prof. Francis Boyle who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 enacted by the US Congress, the Pentagon is ‘now gearing up to fight and win biological warfare’ as part of two Bush national strategy directives adopted, he notes, ‘without public knowledge and review’ in 2002. Boyle adds that in 2001-2004 alone the US Federal Government spent $14.5 billion for civilian bio-warfare-related work, a staggering sum.

Rutgers University biologist Richard Ebright estimates that over 300 scientific institutions and some 12,000 individuals in the USA today have access to pathogens suitable for biowarfare. Alone there are 497 US Government NIH grants for research into infectious diseases with biowarfare potential. Of course this is being justified under the rubric of defending against possible terror attack as so much is today.

Many of the US Government dollars spent on biowarfare research involve genetic engineering. MIT biology professor Jonathan King says that the ‘growing bio-terror programs represent a significant emerging danger to our own population.’ King adds, ‘while such programs are always called defensive, with biological weapons, defensive and offensive programs overlap almost completely.’ 13

Time will tell whether, God Forbid, the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Bank of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation is part of another Final Solution, this involving the extinction of the Late, Great Planet Earth.

Notes

Gates Foundation: From Gvt Radar To RBI Policy Maker

Only last year, in May 2015, the Bill Gates Foundation was being investigated for discrepancies between its accounts and those of the Public Health Foundation of India (in Ahmedabad in Gujarat), a prominent institution in India.

This was part of the Indian government’s decision to put under the scanner a number of subversive NGOs, from the Ford Foundation to Greenpeace.

A little over a year, and the Gates Foundation now has its representative on the RBI board, giving the run around to senior board members and hurrying through an unprecedented cash ban on a scale that is gigantic.

What a transformation.

And what could have led to it?

 

 

“White Emir” Behind Paris Attacks?

Olivier Corel in Artigat, southwestern France on 23 March, 2012.

Image: Imam Olivier Corel, “white emir.”

[Corel is of J***** ethnic descent from a Syro-Lebanese family (Dandachi) with a long history of protecting J***** interests while resident in the former Ottoman empire. The Dandachi family is linked to high-level free-masonry.]

(Credit: AFP)

Reuters reports  that the man who claimed the Paris attacks for ISIS, Omar Clain, was radicalized  in the early 2000’s in the French city of Toulouse by a man known as the “white emir”.

At Toulouse, Clain came into contact with a militant recruitment cell, the “Artigat cell,” which was mentored by a radical Salafist imam, Olivier Corel, known locally as the “white emir.”

Police believe that the “white emir” also radicalized the gunman Mohamed Merah, who killed 12 people, many Jewish, in 2012.

 

Zionist Tentacles In Africa

In light of the terrorist/hostage crisis in Mali, I am posting the concluding paragraphs of Jonathan Azazaiah’s “The Zionist Infestation of Africa”:

[Note: As always, posting a piece doesn’t mean I endorse it entirely. But I certainly find it an eye-opener.]

Welcome To Africa, Where Zionist Tentacles Extend Throughout The Continent

On November 23rd 2010, an important story reported in the Hebrew press of the Zionist entity, then picked up by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Press TV, revealed a rather bothersome development. A retired “Israeli” colonel by the name of Avi Sivan had died in a helicopter crash near Yaounde, the capital of the Central African nation of Cameroon. Sivan was responsible for training the Cameroonian presidential guard and was also the head of the Jewish supremacist entity’s military delegation to Cameroon (41). The question was, “if the Zionist entity’s tentacles in Africa had penetrated a nation as geopolitically obscure as Cameroon, where else was it reaching?” To be blunt, the answer is, “everywhere.” On the books, the usurping Jewish regime has intelligence contacts in Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Zaire, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Morocco (42).

Off the books, the list is even more extensive and thus, a brief but precise overview is necessary. Firstly, it must be understood that even America’s policies towards Africa, in fact, its entire geopolitical network of stratagems for the continent, are shaped by the Zionist regime itself and its plethora of think tanks (43). Secondly, the pestilential plan of senior “Israeli” foreign policy advisor Oded Yinon, “A Strategy For Israel In The 1980s,” a plot discussed on numerous occasions here at Mask of Zion, which features the fragmentation and dissolution of Sudan and Libya as prominent points, has been exported by the Zionist regime across the African continent. “Yinon Africa” is being assisted by the Ugandan dictatorship of Museveni, the corrupt regime in Kenya and the longtime marionette of Zionism, Ethiopia. The objectives of “Yinon Africa” are to balkanize the continent on three lines: ethno-linguistics, skin color and religion. Additionally, the concept of a US Military Central Command in Africa (AFRICOM), was designed and promoted by the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), the same Zionist think tank that produced the infamous “Clean Break” papers (44).

The usurping Jewish
supremacist entity
and the apartheid regime
in South Africa were so
intertwined before the fall
of Pretoria that it appeared
they were a singularity.The malevolent apartheid regime of South Africa is perhaps where the Jewish supremacist entity’s ties were the strongest. In South Africa, Jews benefited and thrived under the racist regime’s protection, maintaining and strengthening their ties with the Zionist entity. The Board of Deputies of South African Jewry, a major Zionist Lobby front on the African continent, declared “neutrality” in regards to apartheid so Jewish interests weren’t compromised. The “Israeli” security establishment saw the relationship with South Africa so vital in fact that, it actually believed the ties saved the Jewish “state” from extinction. The Zionist entity didn’t just provide a plethora of arms to the apartheid regime, it “created the South African arms industry.” Zionist occupation officers also assisted Pretoria with its operations (read: atrocities) in Angola and, from the illegal Jews-only colony of Kibbutz Beit Alfa, “Israel” developed a profitable industry selling anti-riot vehicles to the apartheid regime. Most astoundingly, Zionism provided South Africa with nuclear technology and expertise, helping it build its own miniature nuclear arsenal (45). Needless to say, every drop of South African blood spilled by the apartheid regime, especially in its last days, is on the hands of “Israel.”

Speaking of Angola, where the Zionist entity was active with South African forces, it should be mentioned that Angolan warlord Jonas Savimbi, the seemingly eternal darling puppet of America’s Jewish Lobby, the neoconservative establishment and “Israel,” was assassinated by Zionist special forces when he no longer served a purpose (46).

Nowhere has the usurping and criminal Zionist entity been more successful in executing destruction than Sudan, a prime target of the Yinon Plan in its past and current incarnations. Oil-rich Sudan has been cracked in half, its unity split and destroyed. The Zionist dragon’s military-intelligence apparatuses designed this balkanization, instigated it, funded the players and from Uganda to Ethiopia, it still maintains agents and assets to uphold the new fragmented Sudanese status quo. “Israel” has already entered the new, fabricated nation-state of ‘South Sudan.’ The deceptive and dangerous IsraAID, backed by Zionist Lobby organizations like the American Jewish Committee and United Jewish Appeal, is on the ground. The newly-created Zionist puppet state has opened its doors to “Israeli” companies to do business in the fields of agriculture, infrastructure, security and medicine, business worth hundreds of millions of dollars. South Sudan views this gesture as gratitude for the Zionist dragon’s committed military and intelligence support to its ‘rebellion.’ And now, to make the relationship between South Sudan and Zionism globally legitimate, full diplomatic relations have been established between the two entities so Tel Aviv can officially take control of South Sudan’s oil-rich economy (47).

“Israel” has been exceedingly active in Ethiopia for decades upon decades but 1990 is where relations hit new peaks. The Zionist regime fueled the Ethiopian Civil War as a testing ground for what it could do with its real enemies, Iraq, Syria and Iran. “Israel” supplied the regime of war criminal and collaborator Mengistu Haile Mariam with cluster bombs, several hundred IOF military trainers to guide the Ethiopian Army, 150,000 bolt-action rifles and an unknown number of its patented “Uzi” machine gun (48). The assistance has continued under the rule of Ethiopian Prime Minister and horrific human rights abuser Meles Zenawi Asres, in power since the fall of Mariam, with the most recent development being the purchase of murderous drones from the “Israeli” firm, Bluebird (49).

Kenya has been dear to the heart of the Jewish “state” since its assistance to Mossad and Aman during Operation Entebbe (50). In late November, the Kenyan regime signed a security pact that would have “Israeli” security consultants sent to the East African nation to govern its assault against the Islamic Resistance of occupied Somalia, Al-Shabab. The Somali Resistance assailed the Kenyan regime for the traitorous move, slamming the deal as an attack on Islam (51). The Zionist entity has provided Kenya with weapons in the past and this pact will significantly expand the existent ties, which is promising for “Israeli” arms firms; as usual, the innocent civilians already being butchered in the Zionist proxy war are of no concern to the Jewish “state” (52), considering that the civilians are of African origin and therefore “cursed” in Zionist eyes.The “Israel”-Kenya dirty deal is already “bearing fruit,” as Kenya has allowed the usurping Jewish entity to house 5 drones in a Kenyan military base on the border with Somalia in exchange for a stash of heavy weaponry and 13 “Israeli” military advisors making their home in Kenya. The Zionist drones have illegally taken to the skies in Somalia and launched hellish missile attacks, with the latest one murdering at least 17 innocents and wounding more than 60 others (53). A 53-year old IAF engineer named Hanoch Miller, who founded a defense firm called Radom Aviation which has worked with “Israeli” Aerospace Industries, has been caught attempting to smuggle weapons to the pathetic puppet regime in Somalia, which is fully complicit in the crimes against the Somali people carried out by the US-backed UN-AU occupation. Though Miller appears to be acting independently, this is highly suspect due to his elite status in the IAF and the fact that the Zionist entity wants to establish relations with the regime (54). Only because of the steadfast Resistance of Al-Shabab has Somalia not been colonized, but it is indeed in the sights of the Merhav Group of “Israel,” a powerful Mossad-run consortium headed by elite Mossad agent Yosef A. Maiman that has already taken over the energy interests of occupied Afghanistan (55). Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhdhafi, a revolutionary and four-decade resistor of Zionism and Western domination loved dearly by his people, is dead. In an operation led by NATO and its rebels, Qadhdhafi was sodomized and tortured before he was murdered. The invasion, which took place on the Jewish revenge holiday of Purim, like Iraq before it, was designed by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the renamed Jewish-Zionist “Cabal” once known as the Project for a New American Century, and the despicable lies of “human rights violations” and “impending genocide” used by the Zionist media to sell the invasion to the world were generated by UN Watch, a Zionist affiliate of AIPAC’s foreign policy wing, the American Jewish Committee, and headed by “Israeli” citizen Hillel Neuer. Qadhdhafi was planning to introduce a gold dinar into the African economy for oil trade, a move that would have devastated Jewish-Zionist financial domination of the continent (56). The NATO rebels are not only willing to recognize the usurping Zionist regime, they are prepared to let it establish a base in eastern Cyrenaica on a 30-year lease (57). Qadhdhafi is spinning in his grave.Another African revolutionary life that “Israel” ended was that of Mehdi Ben Barka, routinely described as the “Moroccan Che Guevara” and, “the Frantz Fanon of Morocco.” The Zionist entity’s Mossad kidnaped the great revolutionary theoretician and murdered him in cold blood (58).

Nigeria as of late has been rocked by an unrelenting campaign of violent car bombings, including a horrific attack on Christmas Day, which the Zionist media blames on an Islamic group known throughout the capital of Abuja and other cities for its social services, Boko Haram. Nigerian Muslims view the attacks as a means of instigating a religious war to divide the country on ethno-sectarian lines (59), as per one of the directives of “Yinon Africa,” and Nigerian Muslims also reject the idea that Boko Haram is behind the sophisticated attacks, saying it is far beyond their scope and antithetical to their agenda. They say that Boko Haram has become a “boogeyman” used by the Goodluck Jonathan regime to obtain Western grants (60). It is not by luck of any sort that the bombings in Nigeria began right around the same time that the Jonathan regime brought in a team of Mossad and CIA operatives, overseen by “Israeli” Ambassador to Nigeria Moshe Ram, to probe (read: run) its security services (61). The Zionist entity is attempting to break up Nigeria using the same successful methods it used in Sudan and it couldn’t be any clearer.

“Israeli” activity has even been found as far as the tiny island state of Madagascar, where an “illegal commando unit” of Zionist mercenaries led by 60-year old Joseph Akiva from the illegal Jewish settlement of Netanya were involved in a savage crackdown that left dozens of protesters dead. Akiva and his band of goons were suppressing rivals of former Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana. Despite business interests on the Indian Ocean island involving construction, Akiva has been extradited back to occupied Palestine for his murderous criminal activity (62).

One of the most unknown examples of Zionist puppetry in Africa was “Emperor” of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bédel Bokassa. The closest friend of the megalomaniacal Bokassa was one of the usurping Jewish entity’s “famous generals,” General Shmuel Gonen-Gorodish. The “Israeli” general, in addition to his military and security advice, built up the public relations of Bokassa throughout the globe. Gonen-Gorodish also embezzled large amounts of taxes and customs from the state treasury. Though their relationship didn’t last long, when a military coup ousted Bokassa from power, Gonen-Gorodish helped him flee to the Ivory Coast, where, ironically enough, the luxury hotels, palaces of the rulers and monopolistic companies were all built with the close assistance of the private firms and racist Histadrut of the Zionist entity (63).

The coastal West African nation of Sierra Leone has been pillaged by some of the most vile elements of International Jewry. From the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brighton Beach, the small, troubled and diamond-rich Sierra Leone was “virtually run” by Marat Balagula, the Ukranian-Jewish mob boss of the most powerful criminal organization on earth, the Red Mafiya. Sierra Leone’s president, Joseph Momoh, didn’t have any problem with the Jewish syndicate setting up global smuggling and money laundering operations in Freetown because Balagula’s associates, in return, bankrolled Momoh’s 1985 presidential campaign. The Jewish ultra-gangster’s main contact in Sierra Leone was a Mossad agent named Shabtai Kalmanovitch, who trained Momoh’s presidential guard and assisted in the crushing of an attempted coup in 1986. Balagula and Kalmanovitch were introduced by Rabbi Ronald Greenwald, a frontman for the interests of Marc Rich (64), the famous billionaire Jewish criminal pardoned by Bill Clinton. This revelation shows a clear nexus between the “Israeli” entity and organized crime, united in the ancient Jewish hatred of the Black man, working together for the furtherance of Jewish interests.

In the Congo, where a catastrophic genocide has been occurring since 1996, in which up to 10 million people have died at a maddening rate of 1,500 a day, the profiteers of this downright insidious humanitarian disaster are almost exclusively Jewish and intimately linked to the larger network of international Zionism that has been responsible for every major conflict of the last century. Led by Dan Gertler, the grandson of Moshe Schnitzer, an Irgun terrorist known throughout the Zionist entity as “Mr. Diamond” and for founding the “Israel” Diamond Exchange in Tel Aviv in 1960, which today brings the usurping regime $14 billion annually in blood business, there is a Jewish-Zionist network in the Congo so interlocked, so powerful and so domineering, that it can truly make one’s head spin (65).

Gertler, a member of the influential Chabad Lubavitch supremacist gangster cult and guided by Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Leibovitch, is in bed with Jewish diamond dynasties that include the families of Templesman, Oppenheimer, Mendell, Blattner, Hertzov and Steinmetz, his main partner. The Chabadnik criminal bought off the Congolese government in exchange for high-level “Israeli” defense and intelligence assistance. The endeavors of Gertler and Beny Steinmetz, one of the richest Jews in the Zionist entity, have proliferated and today, they have a monopoly over Congo’s diamonds, a dominant stake in Congo’s copper and the largest cobalt-mining company in the world. And all of this blood money ties into Jewish organized crime, “Israeli” arms dealers, multiple influential Chabad houses and the Zionist occupation itself all the way up to Netanyahu’s office (65). Gertler, a Jewish supremacist of the highest order, revels in sucking the Congo’s blood and he’s so sadistically thirsty for it, he just won’t stop his criminality until there is nothing left but millions more dead.

If the late Mehdi Ben Barka was the “Moroccan Che Guevara,” then Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, the Burkinabé revolutionary, Pan-Africanist and righteous leader of Burkina Faso from 1983-1987, was certainly the “Che Guevara of Africa.” Sankara was known for his incorruptibility and radical (and successful) policies that included land reform, women’s rights, literacy promotion, education, famine prevention, resource nationalization, anti-neoliberalism, anti-Zionism, anti-imperialism, public health care, social justice and legal punishment for all previous oppressors, colonialist and collaborator alike. Thomas Sankara was nothing short of remarkable. Unfortunately however, his extraordinary and pristine life came to an end on October 15th, 1987, when he was overthrown and executed in a coup d’état by incumbent Burkinabé president, Blaise Compaoré. It has been known, for quite some time, rather undisputably in all actuality, that French intelligence and the CIA aided the coup, but there is yet another player that isn’t discussed.

Not only has the usurping Zionist entity’s Foreign Affairs Ministry described Burkina Faso as “one of ‘Israel’s’ most loyal friends in Africa (66),” but Blaise Compaoré is an honorary member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (67), a known front for the usurping Jewish regime’s Mossad in which Yosef A. Maiman, the aforesaid Mossad agent who runs the Merhav Group of “Israel” consortium that is currently targeting Somalia, sits on the Board of Directors (68). The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation was founded by Argentine Jewish supremacist Baruch Tenembaum, a devoted Talmudist, Kabbalist and Zionist who made it his life’s work to undermine Christianity (69). The fact that Compaoré belongs to such an organization is damning; he is a Mossad asset and has been one from the moment that he sold his soul and Burkina Faso to the enemies of Thomas Sankara. Moreover, in a startling admission from former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, it is now known that French intelligence is compromised and has been so for some time; the Zionist entity controls it (70). This is yet another damning piece of evidence that Thomas Sankara was indeed a martyr made so by Zionism.

The fallen Burkinabé hero’s widow, Mariam Sankara, declared with her head held high, “What remains above all of my husband is his integrity.” Indeed. And just one week before Mossad asset Compaoré led the coup against him which would result in his untimely death at the tender age of 36, Thomas would famously state, “While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas (71).” Indeed again.

The ideas of Thomas Sankara have not died; they are more alive now than ever before, in the hearts of the Islamic Resistance of Somalia and the Libyan Green Resistance fighting Zionist-designed occupations of their ravaged homelands, and in the streets of Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, fighting counterrevolutions and repressive, pro-“Israel” dictatorships. What the people of Africa, Black and Arab, Christian and Muslim, and everything in between, must know, is that the Zionist entity, inspired by a primordial Jewish supremacist ideology, has no interest in your land except to exploit it, and exploit you. Zionism is a cancer that infests, infects and destroys everything in its path. But like any other cancer, it can be counteracted and cut out, so it never returns.

O’ Africa! Cut out the Zionist cancer from your midst. Cut it out like a knife to flesh and vow never to mix with it again. It is what Sankara would have wanted. It is what Qadhdhafi would have wanted. It is what Mehdi Ben Barka would have wanted. It is the right thing to do; the just thing, for all of the martyrs of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. For Rwanda. For the Congo. For Burkina Faso. For Somalia. For Zimbabwe. For Uganda. For anyone and everyone who has suffered at the hands of the usurping Jewish entity; to all oppressed people from Africa to what lies beyond its beautiful and ancient borders, heed the call: cut out the Zionist infestation before it is too late. Cut it out before you wake up one morning to the cruel jackboot of Jewish cultural imperialism stepping on your soul, with no Fela Kuti to remind you of the “Zombie” that now personifies your very existence.”

EU Forces Migrant Burden-Sharing On Europe

The EU, which seemed to have fallen apart over the migrant crisis only last week, has rebounded, writes Nigel Farage at Breitbart:

The European Parliament Martin Schulz appeared on German national television, ZDF. And during an interview about the migrant crisis and the lack of EU solidarity, Schulz said: “We will eventually have to use force and fight to push ahead” that in the end the countries would have to be forced to do the right thing. This led to some slightly hysterical online reaction with some Poles believing that the tanks were revving up to cross the border. 

For my part, I simply couldn’t understand what he was saying. As the week then developed, the Schengen system appeared to be disintegrating with fences and borders going up, not just to countries like Serbia, outside the EU, but effectively even between EU member states. Many eurosceptics across the continent were happily predicting the demise of the whole project.

The European Parliament met this week for a one day plenary session on Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon I heard that a special request had been made to extend the sitting to include Thursday going to be an important vote.

The EU Commission were proposing legislation to enforce burden-sharing amongst EU countries with the provision for any states that refused of a fining procedure. Never in my sixteen years in the European Parliament have I seen a piece of legislation so rapidly produced and without any warning beforehand.

I now understood what Schulz had been saying. The fact that the European Council had refused meant that the Commission in Parliament would legislate. 

No surprise to say that the European Parliament passed this law with an overwhelming majority. I could see a deep sense of self-satisfaction on many people’s faces. I think some of them truly believe that they are doing the right thing. 

This law now has to go back to the same European Council that last week rejected the very concept of burden-sharing. So you may think they will simply refuse it again. To think such things is to gravely underestimate the fantasism and chicanery that lie deep at the heart of the EU project. They will be able if they choose to push this measure through under a system known as qualified majority voting which effectively means that the big countries can outvote the smaller Eastern European states. 

It is a paradox with the modern EU that the more each of its grand designs such as the Euro and the current migrant crisis fail, the greater is the ability of Brussels to gain more powers and more centralisation. 

In nearly every case, from Tsipras’ election victory in Greece to the current crisis, nothing stops the juggernaut. Every objection is overruled. The European Council meets again next week. One day, this whole thing will blow apart though I suspect not just yet. For now, Mr. Juncker can enjoy his fine lunches.”

Jonathan Cahn “Fake Shemitah” Update

Jonathan Cahn, the hugely popular Messianic Rabbi, whose best-selling books have been preaching a “Shemitah” judgment on the US,  has admitted that he blew the date.

Sept. 13th came and went without a terrorist attack, financial collapse, or a meteor hit, but Cahn now says his window is bigger – any time between September 2015 and September 2016.

That of course makes nonsense of Shemitah timing, but who’s counting…

[When I call it “fake Shemitah” I don’t mean that the Shemitah cycle is fake. I am saying Cahn’s misappropriation of it is false and that if anything disastrous were to happen at the time, it would be because the masonic New World Order elite has contrived it, playing on the credulity of many Christians]

Right-Wing Watch.org:

After predicting for the entire last year that “The Shemitah” on Sunday, September 13, would usher in some cataclysmic event in America — possibly an economic crash, inclement weather, war or terrorist attacks — messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn appeared on “The 700 Club” today to save face (and sell more books) after September 13 came and went without anything out of the ordinary happening.

When host Pat Robertson asked him if anything noteworthy happened on the 13th, Cahn first tried to avoid the question but eventually told the televangelist that “you can’t put God in a box or He’ll get out of it,” saying that God doesn’t work in exact dates.

Of course, Cahn himself declared that this potential disaster would occur on an “exact date … in accordance with the ancient mystery” of the Shemitah, a day when the land is left fallow and debts are forgiven. “The coming Shemitah will end September 2015. Its final climatic day, Elul 29, the Day of Remission, will fall on Sunday, September 13,” he wrote in “The Harbinger.”

WorldNetDaily repeatedlyreported on Cahn’s September 13 prophecy, with messages like “Mark This Date For Potential Disaster,” “Get Ready: Biblical Shemitah’ Begins This Week,” and “Countdown To Disaster.” WND is even making a movie about Cahn’s prophetic message.

Cahn, however, said that the stock market selloff that occurred on August 18 of this year came close enough to the September 13 date to count as a fulfillment of his prophecy. “It started in the summer,” he said. He also pointed to Sunday’s relatively minor earthquake off the Gulf of California, which is actually located in Mexico and doesn’t even touch the U.S. As if Cahn couldn’t get any more vague, he also said that the Shemitah period marked America’s decline from the world’s leading economic power.

Moving the goalposts even further, Cahn went on to claim that his prophecy would be proven correct as long as something bad happens anytime between now and September 2016: “That’s the period.”

So once something, anything, bad happens within the year, Cahn will take credit for predicting it!

The preacher went on to allege that the construction of a new skyscraper at Ground Zero, the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality and the White House’s rainbow light display celebrating LGBT Pride Month are all bringing God’s wrath upon America.

Cahn then presented the most conclusive proof of all: He once spoke to a man who said he had a dream before the 9/11 attacks of an angel telling him that the Twin Towers would collapse, but he didn’t tell anybody, and now this unnamed prophet who failed to warn everyone about 9/11 is having similar dreams of something bad happening in the future!

– See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/jonathan-cahn-blows-september-13-doomsday-prophecy-finds-convenient-explanation#sthash.WWkBxSu9.dpuf

Tom Sowell: We Need Thought-Control

Thomas Sowell is often a smart guy. But not always.

You shouldn’t discuss inequality, he says.

[Added: I know that title might not have been written by him and I know that he doesn’t tell you in so many words not to discuss inequality in outcomes, but that is the tendency of this piece and several others on the subject he’s written. All inequalities of outcome are not the result of inequalities of opportunity, he says. Fine. Then he cites basketball-playing and university entrance tests. Well, those are specific areas where native abilities can be shown to play a dominating role. However, what Sowell – and many libertarians – then do is to broaden this argument to a generalization that all unequal outcomes must then be the result of differing capacities, and not of other, sometimes malign, factors.
If you read LRC consistently and see when they trot out Tom Sowell , it’s invariably on race-related issues, when the fact that he is a black man gives the argument more weight.

Sowell would prefer people NOT to look at diversities of outcome but to focus on equality of opportunity. But, if malign social factors come into play, attention to opportunity equality is beside the point and Sowell’s argument becomes diversionary and tool used to keep people looking away from what is indeed often (not always) a very powerful indicator of something amiss.

Well, a philosophy of radical egalitarianism is one thing. Discussing inequalities is another.

Apparently Sowell cannot see the difference between natural distributions of wealth and power and unnatural distributions.

And he doesn’t want you to talk about either of them.

Now,there are people who grow taller than others, because of genes.

And then there are others who are wearing 10 inch high boots.

And still others are actually standing on the second floor of the house.

Sowell thinks that differentiating between these people is counter-productive to wealth creation.

Oh really?

How much wealth has Thomas Sowell created, as a think-tank book-writer?

 

 

Goldmanite PM Takes Over In Australia

Just saw this (h/t to LRC via Zerohedge):

Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he is sticking with the [Australian] Government’s policies on climate change and gay marriage during his first Question Time as Prime Minister.”

Malcolm Turnbull used to be a Goldman Sachs partner. That makes this a Goldman coup.

Allegedly [he claims it is not certain] Turnbull is Jewish, on his mother’s side.

Climate-Change is the pretext for complete control of economic life.

Gay Marriage is the pretext for complete control of social life.

Some Business Dealings Of Orban and Levai

Aniko Levai, portrayed as the cook-book writing conservative wife of the Hungarian leader, is also a lawyer involved in some questionable deals:

It was in 1997, that is before Viktor Orbán became prime minister, that his wife, Anikó Lévai, purchased a 5.5-acre lot in Tokaj for 100,000 forints. A couple of weeks later she and two lawyer friends of the family joined forces to form a joint venture to grow wine on a total of 48 acres of land in Tokaj. She put up this lot as her share in the company, claiming that it was worth 3 million forints. As it turned out, the learned lawyers didn’t know that according to Hungarian law you cannot use agricultural land as a proxy for cash to buy a stake in a company. I don’t remember how the problem was resolved, whether the Orbáns had to dig deep into their pockets for the 3 million forints or whether, as often happened, an “angel” helped them out.

In those days the vineyard business seemed lucrative enough. During the socialist period the once highly sought after Hungarian wines, especially from Tokaj, Eger, and the Balaton region had become debased. The big Hungarian state company was mixing wines from various small producers as well as wines from different years, and therefore for even very ordinary table wine one tried to avoid Hungarian labels. However, with the change of regime individual winemakers producing quality wines emerged, and it looked as if there would be big money in these ventures. (As it turned out there wasn’t.)

Buying land in general seemed to be a promising business in those days, and even today. Agricultural land prices are still very low but anybody with some business acumen, which both Viktor Orbán and Anikó Lévai seem to have, knows that once the restriction on foreigners buying land in Hungary is lifted, prices will go up and up. In addition to the Tokaj investment, the Orbáns also bought quite a few acres of agricultural land in the village where Orbán grew up. I had to laugh when I heard Orbán say on one of the videos available on his website that once he retires he wants to be a farmer! Somehow I don’t think that we will see Viktor Orbán sitting on a tractor any time soon, if at all. My guess is that they purchased the land for speculative purposes.”

Such are Hungary’s “Christian nationalists” – the same bunch of pseudo-Christian/anti-Christian opportunistic crony-capitalist frauds that run the show everywhere, no better, and in many cases much worse, than government bureaucrats.

But there is a definite conflict of interest if the government hands out subsidies to a company co-owned by the wife of the head of the government. Of the 570 applicants in 2001 481 received less than 10 million forints and only two received more than 40 million in national and county subsidies. The highest subsidy was 44,636,000 forints to the Royal Tokaji Borászati Kft (39 St. James Place, London) whose owner was Sir Nigel R. Wilson. The second highest (34,324,000 ft.) sum granted by the state went to the Szárhegy D?l?- Sárazsadány-Tokajhegyalja Kft. (a mouthful all right!), that is the tract of 48 acres owned by Anikó Lévai, the two lawyer friends, and by this time a well-heeled Hungarian refugee from 1956, Dezs? Kékessy. (Kékessy settled in Geneva and became a research physician and owner of at least two companies: Bio Medical SA and Bio Analitic.) The company also received another 7,151,000 ft. from the Megyei Területfejlesztési Tanács, i.e. the Land Development Council of the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. That county subsidy, of course, also came from taxpayer money.

I’m not going to list all the lucrative and influential positions Anikó’s partners received during the Orbán period because the list would be too long.”

The extreme anti-government position today is a thoroughly Talmudic position, advocated by the Sanhedrin and its many mouth-pieces to dissolve opposition to itself.

The Gospel at no point advocated the over- throw of governments, nor taught their unique evil.

Nor is there one word in the New Testament to any of the Roman soldiers or centurions that they should put down their swords forever.

The harshest words in the Gospel are directed at the religious leadership (the priests and the rabbis).

 

 

 

 

Ashkenazy Rabbi Behind Christian “Nationalist” Orban

Every piece of evidence that I can gather so far suggests that the clash between “Christians” and “far-right nationalists” and foreign refugees/migrants in Europe is stage-managed.

Take a look at Hungary, where the populist government of Viktor Orban has come in for a lot of flak for anti-refugee and anti-Semitic commentary.

This in variably pinned on Hungarian Christians.

Orban is a reform Calvinist, it is said.

But even so, his Christianity was merely nominal until after the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the 1990s, when he began voicing Christian positions, a change said to be influenced by his wife’s Roman Catholicism.

Orban’s wife is rumored to be of Jewish extraction.

There was  a story (later retracted) that Orban himself is Jewish.

[Added: This Armenian paper reaffirms the story. Orban has a Jewish mother. That makes him legally Jewish and proves once again that it no conspiracy theory at all that the leading mouth-pieces of the New World Order are of ethnic Jewish descent:

Viktor Orbán heads the Nationalist Party of Hungary. His father was a Gipsy and mother was of Jewish descent. Orbán is married to Anikó Lévai.”

On a thread at a Human Biodiversity forum, Levai is cited as a text-book example of Pamirid (Iranian/Central Asian) descent and Orban himself of Iranian-Indid.

Indid would be the Gypsy side and Iranian would be the Iranian-Jewish side, perhaps.

In addition, one of Orban’s most powerful former ministers, responsible for networking in the US, is Tamas Fellegi who is Jewish and active in government propgrams opposing anti-Semitism.

Neither is Orban a nationalist of the anti-EU kind.

He is actively pursuing Hungarian entry into the European currency union. He is no Euroskeptic.

And now, following German chancellor ex (?)- communist Angela Merkel’s decision to shut off the border to Austria, Orban has declared emergency in certain parts of Hungary:

In response to Germany’s decision to reestablish border controls in order to stem the inflow of refugees, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency in the southern Hungarian counties of Bács-Kiskun, Békés and Csongrád, as well as in Pest county.”

What an excellent pretext the Sanhedrin’s intelligence agencies now have to create Fortress Europe and play out civilizational war through proxies in the heartland of Europe, filled with the memories and monuments of Christianity.

Let us look further at Orban, this great Hungarian “Christian,” with his “right-wing” party, Fidesz:

  It turns out that the ranks of the party is drawn from Orban’s own background in the left, not from the right:

In fact, Orbán’s circle, before its sharp turn to the right in 1993 (a purely political manoeuvre), had been drawn in the 1980s from both of the two groups that are now the main opponents of his Fidesz party – first the reform communists, the predecessor of today’s Socialist Party, which founded the ‘elite colleges’ for Orbán’s generation, and later the Democratic Opposition, the predecessor of today’s liberal Alliance of Free Democrats.”

Moreover, in public perception this “nationalist Hungarian Christian”- as he is promoted in the Rothschild media –  is identified with an open looting of the state  on behalf of corrupt cronies that is seen as a worse and more shameless version of communist corruption:

Orbán’s government, although managing not to halt the growth, behaved vis-à-vis the economy in a plundering way that was almost far-left in character. It re-nationalised much of the economy, and siphoned off immense resources of taxpayers’ money to the private accounts of ‘friendly’ companies, thus ending any possibility for the public to exert any control or supervision; then solidified this outrageous lack of transparency by using loopholes and unconstitutionally majoritarian institutional and legislative coups.

In a word, Orbán’s rule was utterly nepotistic – and here comes his ideological innovation compared to the former communists. Yes, Orbán did all this in the name of a belated anti-communist sociological revolution. But that populism is read in Hungary (unlike in Scruton’s study room) as a return to communist ways rather than a healing of the injustice that the nomenklatura-bourgeoisie inflicted on the nation. It is understood as stealing openly, while claiming an ideological justification. Does this sound familiar?”

A little research shows that Orban’s father was actually an ardent Communist and his Catholic wife’s father was an informer for the state.

Orban himself might have been recruited as a Communist spy at one time, although he says he rejected the proposal:

In a short phone interview on Sunday afternoon, Fidesz former economic director and a long-time friend of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Lajos Simicska told Mandiner.hu that thirty years ago Orbán told him he is “supposed to file reports” on Simicska for the secret service. Simicska (pictured right) claims that he believed Orbán (pictured left) when he told him the communist secret service was unsuccessful in recruiting him, but that he does not “believe this to be true any more.”

The media oligarch explained that he started entertaining doubts a year ago, “following the Russian-Hungarian Paks II agreement.” He added that the Russians might have extensive copies of Hungarian secret service documents containing the prime minister’s records, even if Hungarian archives could not locate them. Simicska thinks that Russian President Vladimir Putin might be using these documents to blackmail Orbán into cooperating because “publishing such information could turn this country upside down.”

and

“He recalled that during a relatively friendly conversation, his army station officer told him he had seen his file “which was already ten centimeters thick, even though I was only 22 at the time.” He said that after the 1989 regime change, he was unable to identify his folder.”

and

” In a recent interview former prime minister Miklós Németh told Index that photocopies of the shredded files might still exist in Moscow, because Soviet advisors copied most of these files before retreating from Hungary.”

This allegation has led opposition parties to ask Orban to resign, since blackmail would pose a severe security risk to the country.

Whatever records exist in Hungary are no longer accessible to the public.

In 2014, the Hungarian supreme court forced the Institute of Political History to turn over all its archives (which contained the records of the Hungarian Socialist Worker’s Party and its predecessors – trade unions, socialist and communist groups).

Even if we discount allegations of communist spying as unproven (and unprovable), the facts suggest that Orban is less a Christian nationalist and more a corrupt opportunistic populist, with some outside agenda, as noted here:

Given that political Catholicism outside Hungary moved on from this in 1945, Orbán seems be sixty-five years behind the times. Indeed, it brings to mind the old joke that the difference between liberals and the right in Hungary is that while the former haven’t realized what country they are living in, the right are not clear on which period they are in!
This raises for me two questions. Although Orbán is not unintelligent he is no political philosopher, and we really do have to ask who is influencing his agenda.”

Who?

Well, oddly, for such an “anti-Semitic Christian nationalist” – the identity he is advertising in his performance – Orban has the support of the extraordinarily corrupt Ashkenazy Chief Rabbi for Israel who lobbied for Orban to come to power :

In November 2013 Rabbi Yona Metzger was arrested in Israel on suspicion of corruption and the Magistrate’s Court ordered him to be kept in custody. According to investigators, Rabbi Metzger accepted bribes of an “unprecedented scope”; he received 2.5 million dollars over 10 years while serving as Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Mr. Metzger has denied all accusations.

Another suspect in the case is Haim Nissan Eisenstat, who worked as Mr. Metzger’s driver and personal assistant. He was also accused of taking bribes, fraud and money laundering and now he is the star witness against Mr. Metzger.

The investigation has lasted for two years and Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein is ready to issue a tough indictment against Mr. Metzger. Although Rabbi Metzger’s attorneys have indicated that they are willing to accept less severe charges, the prosecutors have rejected their proposal.

As Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi maintained close relations with the Orbán Government and also a group of Hungarian Chabad emissaries. He first visited Budapest in 2003 when Chabad invited him to speak at their Yeshiva.

In 2008 Chief Rabbi Metzger met with then-opposition leader Viktor Orbán in Budapest and discussed, among other things, strategies on how to fight anti-Semitism. After Mr. Orbán’s election as Prime Minister in 2010, Rabbi Metzger frequently met with Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Zsolt Semjén, and Budapest Mayor, Mr. István Tarlós. Mr. Metzger was also the featured speaker at the inauguration of a Chabad Synagogue in Budapest led by Rabbi Shlomo Köves. At that time Mr. Metzger met with the entire Fidesz leadership.

In a 2012 letter, Chief Rabbi Metzger thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for the “magnificent relationship” that he was fostering with the Jews in Hungary. He wrote that he was praying (!) that Orbán should “continue to successfully lead” the country “with dignity, understanding and wisdom.” He added, “may it be His will that the difficult economic situation affecting Europe be put behind you rapidly, and that you will enjoy the benefit of a better and more stable economic situation, that the citizens of Hungary will all be content and at peace in your country, enjoying peace and security.”

Christian Democratic People's Party leader Zsolt Semjén with Chief Rabbi Metzger.

As a response to allegations of anti-Semitism made against his government, Prime Minister Orbán quoted Rabbi Metzger’s praise in a memorable speech he gave at the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in Budapest, in 2013.

Details of the criminal charges against Rabbi Metzger are not public yet and there are no specific accusations that he or his associates received bribes for “favors” from Hungarian officials. However, Israeli authorities have indicated that the Rabbi’s corrupt conduct was unprecedented and far reaching.”

Trump Says KKK Story Bizarre, False

From the Daily Mail:

Trump however told Daily Mail Online that his father had not been arrested and that it was impossible he could have been, as it would have prevented him getting business licenses in the future.

‘This is ridiculous,’ he said.

‘He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened.

‘This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged.

‘It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.

‘Think – if it had, he would never have been able to get licenses in New York for anything associated with his business, with construction. This is just bizarre and untrue.

‘You don’t even know it’s the same person! Nobody says it was!’

Yes, it’s possible the whole thing is cooked up in some way.
As I commented yesterday (in the comments under the post), on his TV show, Stephen Colbert had superimposed the KKK image on Trump only the day before this KKK story sprang up.
It’s quite possible that the Fred Trump at the correct address is not the same person, but a relative;
or that the reporter got the name wrong;
or that Fred Trump was just an innocent bystander.
Fred Trump was only 21 at the time and it was long before his real-estate career began.
It’s also possible that the incident happened and  Donald Trump just didn’t know about it.
But the damage is done.
There will be more back-and-forth about it that will permanently link the anti-immigration arguments today with the KKK.

Isis Only Continues What US/UK Did To Iraq

Isis is only continuing what the US and UK did during  Gulf War II when hell was let loose in Iraq and its ancient monuments were plucked, gutted, and burned.

Simon Jenkins at the Spectator.co.uk:

When I protested the dropping of high-explosive bombs near ancient Serbian churches during the Kosovo war of 1999, I was told it was unreasonable to expect the RAF to be pinpoint accurate in its targeting. The heirs of Bomber Harris are not squeamish about the far end of a bomb site, be it a human being or a historic building. There will always be ‘collateral damage’. On this 70th anniversary of the Dresden firestorm at least we say sorry. We did not do so at the time. We saw eliminating an enemy’s heritage and culture as justifiable revenge — as Harris’s apologists still do. That is roughly the Isis approach.

There is no point in the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, declaring the destruction of Nimrud ‘a war crime’, or Unesco declaring it ‘a direct attack against the history of Islamic Arab cities’. There is in place a clear 1954 Hague convention protecting ‘cultural property in the event of armed conflict’. It remains unratified by two states, America and Britain, ‘for reasons of national security’. That is two states, plus the Taleban and Isis. As Robert Bevan has written in The Destruction of Memory (2006), the razing of history has long been the most hypocritical weapon of war.”

European Migration Crisis: Some Facts

I will be blogging about the migration crisis in Europe, how it’s being spun, and to what end.

Bear with me.

There was enough to do with Merkel and Trump just this past week, and I barely touched the points I wanted to make.

But for a start, here are some numbers about migration that  you will never hear from the “Third-World Apocalypse” crowd, whether libertarians (Charles Burris) or paleo- conservative (Pat Buchanan).

They are all apparently acolytes of Malthus, Marx, and Paul Ehrlich (the notorious communist/green environmental scare-monger)  on this subject, for they conveniently omit from their NWO-funded propaganda the following facts:

WESTERN COUNTRIES SEE RELATIVELY FEW REFUGEES

Of the countries that receive the most refugees, no European or North American country even makes the top 10.

Western countries, even today, are seeing a small and manageable number of refugees. Countries experiencing refugee numbers large enough to strain their resources include Turkey, Lebanon and Pakistan;

Turkey has effectively built an entire large city of hundreds of thousands of people, complete with a school system and public utilities, populated entirely with Syrians.”

Source for numbers below is UN High Commission for Refugees:

Major refugee-hosting countries, end of 2014:
#1-5 (approx. numbers read from graph)

Turkey (1.6 million), Pakistan (1.5 m), Lebanon (1.18 m), Iran (1 m), Ethiopia (600k)

Major refugee-hosting countries, end of 2014:
#6-10

Jordan (650 k), Kenya (475 k), Chad (425 k), Uganda (400k) , China (300k).

Trump: Front For Israeli Money-Laundering

Christopher Bollyn, once again proves his worth and shows that Trump is a front for the Sanhedrin:

“Within the political establishment and controlled mass media, the ban on discussing 9-11 truth is universal. A good example can be seen in how two journals described how presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to a very simple question about the events of 9-11.

The first is from David Weigel of The Washington Post:

After his main speech, and after a quick address to his overflow room, Trump stood for 28 minutes of reporter questions. He referred to producers who had covered him before by their first names. He even took two questions from a 9/11 Truth activist, Rick Shaddock, who had somehow made it into the press conference. “As a builder of many skyscrapers, you know they’re built to be strong,” said Shaddock. “Many people have questions about how those towers came down.”

“The World Trade Center?” asked Trump.

“Yeah,” said Shaddock. As he continued, Trump narrowed his eyes, then asked the other three dozen reporters in the room – “Is this guy some kind of conspiracy guy?”

 
IS THIS A FIRE-INDUCED GRAVITY COLLAPSE?

In today’s tightly controlled political discourse, it is forbidden to discuss what really happened on 9-11. Why is that and who does it benefit?

An editor at Mother Jones, a left-leaning magazine from California, which is supported by George Soros, took the exact same position as Donald Trump, calling Shaddock an “outrageous conspiracy theorist” for simply asking an important common-sense question about the explosive “collapses” of the Twin Towers, unexplained events which took the lives of some 2,800 innocent people on 9-11.

Inae Oh, in her article entitled “Want to Meet a 9/11 Truther? Go to a Donald Trump Event,” wrote about Trump’s response to Shaddock, saying, “But he shouldn’t have been all too surprised by Shaddock’s presence. After all, if you’re going to peddle outrageous conspiracy theories, you’re going to attract outrageous conspiracy theorists.”

But, why is discussing 9-11 truth taboo and what does it say about our political predicament? “

More below:

In my recent video, “The Revolution Begins with 9-11 Truth,” I explain why our political leaders will not touch the subject of 9-11 truth:

The government and media have lied about what happened on 9-11, and through their treasonous deceit, our nation was hijacked and taken into two very costly wars, which in reality were wars of aggression. As we slide into the next presidential campaign, with the leading candidates chosen from America’s most notorious criminal families, 9-11 truth is the one issue that is not open for discussion. Our politicians avoid 9-11 truth because the criminal cabal that is behind the 9-11 atrocity and cover-up also controls our mass media and sham elections.”

“So, what does this say about Donald Trump? Trump seems willing to take on all kinds of thorny political issues but won’t go near 9-11 truth. Why won’t he? Why won’t Trump address the most serious political issue of our time? Is he also under the control of the criminal cabal that pulled off 9-11?

Unfortunately, that seems to be the case. Trump is playing a role, apparently the role of the wrecker, but the question remains: why does he avoid 9-11 truth?

One has to remember that Donald Trump has very close business ties with Israelis. There are several high-rise towers that bear his name in Sunny Isles Beach in North Miami that were developed with the Israeli Michael Dezertzov (or Dezer). These obscene high-rise towers were built with Donald Trump being the frontman for Michael Dezertzov, a veteran of the Israeli Air Force who came to the United States in the 1960s. (For more details, see my article, “The Florida Connection”.)

Donald Trump is the frontman for the Israeli Michael Dezertzov (left) and his son Gil (right). Why is Trump working with Israelis and what does that say about his ability to speak freely about what happened on 9-11?

 

 
A PACT WITH THE DEVIL? Donald Trump and his Israeli partners staged a hellish act to burn the mortgage for the Trump towers they had built in North Miami.

The first question that comes to mind when we look at the properties of Dezertzov is: where does the money come from? How does an Israeli come to America and become a wealthy developer without having any visible source of wealth?

Where do all the ill-gotten gains of the Israeli drug cartel go, anyway?

Secondly, the Trump towers in Sunny Isles Beach are right across the street from the Wings store, the Israeli owners of which met with with Israel’s deputy prime minister Ehud Olmert in New York City on September 10, 2001 – the day before 9-11. The logo of the Wings store is the “wings” of the Israeli Air Force. Although Ehud Olmert was then mayor of Jerusalem, the sister city of New York City, his visit was kept secret and out of the news. Why?

 

If Trump were truly a free and patriotic American, he wouldn’t balk or be afraid to address the unanswered questions about 9-11. The fact that he doesn’t discuss 9-11 indicates that he is under the influence/control of those who carried out the false-flag atrocity of 9-11. It seems that his Israeli connections are the most reasonable explanation for his anti-truth position about 9-11.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

“5 things I learned by spending four hours in The Donald Trump Experience” by David Weigel, The Washington Post, July 27, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/27/5-things-i-learned-by-spending-four-hours-in-the-donald-trump-experience/

“The Florida Connection” by Christopher Bollyn, May 21, 2008
www.bollyn.com/the-florida-connection/

“The Revolution Begins with 9-11 Truth” by Christopher Bollyn, YouTube, July 26, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxmFbPwtT9Y&feature=youtu.be

“Want to Meet a 9/11 Truther? Go to a Donald Trump Event” by Inae Oh, Mother Jones, July 27, 2015
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/07/donald-trump-911-truther

http://bollyn.com/#article_15189

Trump’s Jewish Ties

The secret of Donald Trump’s media success: Jewish support.

JTA – Among the expansive field of Republican presidential candidates on display in the party’s first debate Thursday night, Donald Trump may be the most closely connected to the Jewish people.

Trump is from New York, works in professions saturated with Jews and long has been a vocal supporter of Israel.

[Lila: Trump’s father Fred who built the family fortune,  was helped by government subsidies to the housing industry. He must have worked in close concert with Jewish business interests because the government and Goldman Sachs were closely tied to the housing industry from the start. 

Goldman Sachs was involved in massive fraud prior to the spectacular bankruptcy of Penn Central, a transportation conglomerate in the 1970s.

Guess who picked up the pieces?

None other than Donald Trump, picked for his family connections to the local government and the real estate industry.

It is a November day in Philadelphia, 1974. On sale in a federal bankruptcy court are the largest undeveloped tracts of land left in Manhattan — the West Side rail yards, stretching along the waterfront from 30th to 39th streets and 59th to 72nd streets. One of these properties — the 30th Street parcel — has since become the designated site for the city’s convention center. The other is being promoted as a 5,000-unit housing project surrounded by parks and a shopping area.

The seller is the bankrupt Penn Central Transportation Company (PCTC), which is attempting to reorganize itself by turning it’s real-estate portfolio into capital. The buyer is Donald Trump, then 28 years old, the son of Brooklyn’s largest apartment builder.

Trump proposes to build up to 30,000 units of partially subsidized housing on the sites. He seeks an exclusive option on the property and offers Penn Central the promise that he will obtain the required zoning changes and taxpayer subsidies to guarantee a minimum land-purchase price of $62 million — the least he expects to obtain in government mortgage funds. Trump’s firm advances no cash.

But, of course, without City Hall’s cooperation, this remarkable proposal would have remained just that. Trump’s father, Fred, had known Abe Beame, then the mayor, for some 30 years — and had been a campaign contributor for 20; the firm is tied to the same Brooklyn Democratic machine which spawned Beame’s political career. Trump’s attorney Bunny Lindenbaum, seated beside him in the courtroom that morning, is Beame’s oldest and closest friend. Penn Central representatives began negotiating with Trump two weeks after Beame became mayor. Trump’s option is scheduled to end when Beame’s term is up. There can be no misunderstanding: Trump, in that Philadelphia courtroom, was executing a political option.”

Murray Kushner, a New Jersey real estate mogul (uncle to Jared and brother to Charles Kushner, who went to jail over financial improprieties and essentially bought his son’s academic career), gave Fred and Donald Trump a leg up.

Roy Cohn defended Donald Trump at the outset.

It is an easy thing to make money, if your investments are backed by the government.]

His daughter and two grandchildren are Jewish, the executive vice president of his organization is Jewish — and Trump certainly has chutzpah.

[Both Trump children are married to Jews.  Ivanka Trump is married to New York Observer publisher and real estate developer, Jared Kushner, son of Charles Kushner.

Eric Trump is married to Inside Edition’s producer, Lara Yunaska.

Trump’s executive vice-president and the man behind is campaign is a Jewish lawyer – Michael Cohen. He’s a registered Democrat who voted for Obama.  Trump’s CFO is also Jewish – Alan Weisselberg. ]

But if you expect to find Jewish donors of influence in Trump’s network of associates, you’ll be disappointed: The billionaire’s campaign is self-financed, not donor-funded. Forbes estimates Trump’s net worth at about $4 billion; Trump says he’s worth $10 billion.

[A recent Forbes analysis of Trump’s assets shows that Trump’s investments were less successful than those of the man on the street.]

As the main attraction of the Republican debate, Trump’s trademark chutzpah was on sharp display. When asked about past references to women he dislikes as “fat pigs,” “slobs” and “disgusting animals,” Trump said he has no time for political correctness. He bragged about how Hillary Clinton dared not miss his most recent wedding because he donated to her campaign. And he refused to rule out running as a third-party candidate should someone else win the Republican nomination.

Given his myriad Jewish associations, Trump is not an unfamiliar face in Jewish circles. He has served as a grand marshal at New York’s annual Salute to Israel Parade. After Hurricane Katrina, he was among a group of celebrities who decorated Jewish federation tzedakah boxes to be auctioned off to support hurricane disaster relief. And in February, he was honored with an award at the annual gala for the Algemeiner, a right-wing Jewish news organization.

“I have a Jewish daughter. This wasn’t in the plan, but I’m very glad it happened,” Trump said at the event, held in Manhattan. On Israel, he said, “We love Israel. We will fight for Israel 100 percent, 1,000 percent. It will be there forever.”

[Lila: The pronoun is a bit rich. Trump dodged the draft and any fight for Israel will be undertaken by the children of the mindless minions cheering on this wretched clown .]

Before the 2013 Israeli election, Trump recorded a video message endorsing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“You truly have a great prime minister in Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s a winner, he’s highly respected, he’s highly thought of by all,” Trump said in the 30-second spot. “Vote for Benjamin – terrific guy, terrific leader, great for Israel.”
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.670145

Another point. Trump wants Carl Icahn to be his Treasurer.

 

 

Trump – Mobbed-Up, Crony Capitalist Fraud

This comes from an investigative journalist who is a leftist Bernie Sanders fan, but the facts speak for themselves:

For example, how many of our readers knew that Trump was successfully sued by the Attorney General of New York for running an “illegal educational institution”? Students at “Trump University” paid a whopping $35,000 for “Elite” mentorships – but never even saw their mentor. And here’s a juicy little fact that fans of The Godfather and The Sopranos should appreciate: the contracting firm that constructed Trump Tower was owned by a pair of gentlemen who went by the monikers of “Fat Tony” Salerno and “Big Paul” Castellano.

When it comes to charity, Trump doesn’t even donate to his own foundation. Instead, he donates other people’s money – specifically, those who do business with him.

Can you say, “kickbacks”?

It only gets better: Trump was found guilty in federal court of cheating immigrant workers hired to demolish a multi-story building. He paid them less than $5 per hour under the table. He didn’t even furnish them with hard hats.  Oh, and all that talk from Trump about how he’s a “self-made billionaire”? It turns out that he had a bit of help from the taxpayers of New York. The mayor of NYC at the time, Abe Beame, happened to be good buddies with Donny-boy’s Daddy, Fred Trump. That little connection got Donald a tax abatement on a mid-town Manhattan property (right next door to Grand Central Station) in 1976. That was the old Commodore Hotel, which today is the Grand Hyatt New York. As of 2016, that little deal that his daddy made for him will have cost taxpayers $400 million.

So much for being a “self-made” billionaire.

Incidentally, Donald – how do you explain the fact that you paid zero income tax in 1978 and 1979, when you were busy remodeling that fancy Manhattan hotel? In fact, how do you explain not being able to pay your bills back in 1990, despite being a billionaire? And maybe you’d like to clarify to voters how you managed to run not one, but four companies into the ground? You want to run the country like you run business?

Heavens help us if that scenario ever came to pass.

At age 66, David Cay Johnston has not lost his edge when it comes to asking the hard questions. You can read all 21 of them, along with more details, right here. However, don’t expect the mainstream corporate media to be putting them to the Trumpster anytime soon.

Chances are, he’d just side-step them or refuse to answer anyway.

Watch Thom Hartmann address the issue of Trump and the mob, and The Young Turks address how Trump’s money was actually made by his father and Trump has actually invested it poorly.

 

Addition to Original Piece:

Andrew Reinbach, a journalist who published an article in the Huffington Post on this topic in April 2011, sent Ring of Fire an email adding the following information to this piece:

Trump Tower was not built by a company owned by Tony Salerno and Paul Castellano. Trump Tower’s general contractor was, I believe, The Trump Organization, itself. HRH Construction–the firm owned by Salerno and Castellano–supplied the concrete for the poured-concrete building. At the time, that company was the only supplier of concrete in Manhattan.

Salerno also controlled the Demolition Workers Local 95, and Trump had hired a demolition contractor from Herkimer, NY to handle demolition of Bonwit Teller, the old, distinguished department store that occupied part of the Trump Tower site. That’s who supplied illegal Polish immigrants to the project.

There’s no room to store supplies on the reconstruction site of a Manhattan tower, so daily supplies are trucked in from New Jersey on a very tight, orchestrated schedule geared to that day’s operations. Those truckers are of course Teamsters. But in one of America’s strongest union towns, Trump Tower experienced no labor problems, even though non-union labor was used.

So the lingering question has been: How did that happen? The answer is probably Tony Salerno and the lawyer he shared with Donald Trump–Roy Cohn. There is no way a violation of labor peace like this could have gone forward unless someone in a powerful position gave the go-ahead.

Matt Walsh: Trump Fans Are Embarrassing Conservatism

Matt Walsh rises to the top of the class in this outstanding commentary on Trump – the best I’ve read yet.

If only the rest of the conservative-libertarian chumps woke up and smelled the phony:

Illegal Mexicans are bringing crime. Got it. Agreed. But what about, like, everything else that’s going on? Anything on that, Trump? Anything?

Well, to be fair, The Donald has on rare occasion given the public a more in depth look at his views. For instance, he wrote a book back in 2000 where he discourses about the need for assault weapons bans, legal abortion, socialized medicine, and higher taxes.

This is your right wing hero, friends. But you shouldn’t be surprised. This is the man who spent the better part of the previous two decades using his money to keep Democrats in power.

He’s given a considerable amount to Republicans as well, but that doesn’t negate or mitigate the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars this “conservative businessman” gifted to Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanual, Chuck Schumer, Charles Rangel, and other liberal darlings. He didn’t just vocally support liberal policies prior to his recent foray into Republican politics; he actively worked to empower the progressive tyrants who would enact those policies.

In fact, a look at Trump’s financial activity reveals that he was an especially active Democrat booster during the 2006 midterms; the election that put Reid and Pelosi in power. Meanwhile, Trump has solidified his conservative credentials by coming out, at various points, in favor of eminent domain, bailouts, and executing government whistle blowers.

So, alright, he’s a draft dodging, twice divorced reality star who supports gun control and abortion and corporate welfare, and who donates to Democrats, gives money hand over fist to the Clinton Foundation, and has worked tirelessly for many years to keep the worst sorts of liberals in office. At least, he was all of these things until about four years ago, when he decided to start scamming conservatives.”

And later in the same piece:

To quote Chesterton:

You will hear everlastingly that the rich man cannot be bribed. The fact is, of course, that the rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man.

Chesterton wrote that a hundred years ago, and I’m now convinced he composed it after being plagued with a prophetic nightmare about a future scam artist named Donald Trump.

And if Trump can question a man’s wartime heroism, isn’t it fair to point out that he was born rich? Trump came from wealth and managed to stay wealthy with the help of bankruptcy and reality TV. Nice. Congratulations. But if Trump can prefer soldiers who don’t get captured, I think I’m within my rights to prefer arrogant, haughty, dishonest billionaires who didn’t start off as spoiled, private schooled elites.

That’s just me, though. We all have our preferences. And really, I have a distaste for all arrogant, haughty, dishonest billionaires who want to be president, whether they’re self-made or, like Trump, got a head start from daddy.

Yes, Donald Trump says dumb things, but my issue with him goes much deeper than mere words. My issue is that he’s a spurious liberal swindler with little character, no integrity, no credibility, counterfeit ideas, and a feeble grasp on the issues. He does not deserve your support. He has done nothing for it, except spew a million hollow platitudes into a loudspeaker hoping a certain percentage of them resonate with the disaffected right wing masses. If you think that qualifies a man for the presidency, I don’t know what to tell you.

Yes, I know you are sick of typical politicians who lie and cheat and avoid taking a stand when it matters. I get it. I am too. And that’s exactly why you should be sick of Donald Trump.”

Globalists Reward Their Puppet Merkel

Some awards that the Polish-Jewish chancellor of Germany has received from her bosses for her faithful performance in power:

  1. 2006 Vision for Europe award for contributing to greater European integration (given by the Edmond Israel Foundation. The Foundation is named after the director of Clearstream, a Luxembourg financial company that provides post-trade settlement services and had assets under custody worth 12.2 trillion euros in 2014. It is a bank for banks.
  2. 2008 Charlemagne Prize for contributing to European unity (given by the City of Aachen).The first Charlemagne prize was given to Richard Count Coudenhove-Kalergi, the founder of the pan-European movement, a leading light of the NWO.
  3. 2008 B’nai Brith European Award of Merit. B’nai Brith (“Sons of the Covenant” in Hebrew) is one of the premier Jewish interest organizations.
  4. 2010 Leo Baeck Medal for the support of Jewish culture in Germany and the integration of minorities there (awarded by the Leo-Baeck Institute, which specializes in German-speaking Jewish culture).
  5. 2010  Global Leadership Award (AICGS) for strengthening German-American ties (given by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University).
  6. 2013 Lord Jacobovits Prize (given by the Conference of European Rabbis) for opposing anti-Semitism and allowing circumcision in Germany, whereas it is forbidden elsewhere in Europe.Her stance was also supported by  Muslims, who practice female circumcision.

 

 

Bret Stephens On Donald Trump

Bret Stephens in a hard-hitting piece in the WSJ on Donald Trump:

For now let’s speak plainly about what the Trump ascendancy says about the potential future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

It says that we may soon have a conservative movement in which the American creed of “give us your tired, your poor” could yield to the Trumpian creed that America must not become a “dumping ground” to poor immigrants from Latin America, as if these millions of hardworking and God-fearing people are a specimen of garbage.t says that a movement that is supposed to believe in defending old-fashioned values and traditions against the assorted degradations of the postmodern left might allow itself to be led by a reality-TV star whose meretricious tastes in trophies, architectural and otherwise, mainly remind me of the aesthetics of Bob Guccioni

and

“The leader isn’t the problem. The people are. It takes the demos to make the demagogue.”

Well, here Mr. Stephens is only saying things I said a while back:

“Rule of the Demos”

Regarding Donald Trump, I made a similar observation about his houses and his wives:

“Obama Birth Certificate A Forgery Says Sheriff Arpaio”

I once exchanged a couple of emails with Stephens, I guess before he took a look at my blog and passed out.

I take some faint consolation in thinking that a bit of my thinking got through to him in some way, perhaps not in the way I hoped for.

In any case, I know he’s a neocon, but not everything neocons say and do is wrong.

On Trump the demagogue, Stephens is correct and it’s a shame to see this impresario, who shilled for the oligarchy at the most crucial time, being passed off as a folk-hero by libertarians and conservatives, no less. I’ve no doubt the whole Trump candidacy is intended to make any rational criticism of immigration look bad and thus drive more people to the liberal-left consensus on that and other things.

Trump, the bankster-shill, is a Trojan-horse, and any knowledgeable person pushing him is not a dupe but a knave.

David Cameron: Scion of Opium Barons

A post on David Cameron’s ancestral ties to the ruling elites by a blogger named Brian Akira was republished by conspiracy researcher Henry Makow, without an issue, but Akira’s blog has been archived or suspended for terms of service violations. Whether that has to do with the content he published or something else is not clear.

Here are the juicy details:

David Cameron’s forebears have a long history in financial racketeering. His great-great grandfather, Emile Levita, a German Jew, was related to the German-Jewish Goldsmid banking family, and obtained British citizenship in 1871. He was the director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.

The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China was founded in London in 1851 following the grant of a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. It opened its first branches in 1858 in Calcutta and Bombay and then Shanghai. The Shanghai branch of Chartered bank began operation in August 1858. Initially, the bank’s business was in large volume discounting and re-discounting of opium and cotton bills.

Although opium cultivation gradually increased in China, opium imports still increased by more than 50% between 1863 and 1888. Transactions in the opium trade generated substantial profits for the Chartered Bank and the Jews and Freemasons who controlled it.

Later, the Chartered Bank also became one of the principal foreign banknote-issuing institutions in Shanghai. In 1862, the bank was authorized to issue bank notes in Hong Kong, a privilege it continues to exercise to this day. Over the following decades, it printed bank notes in China and Malaya.

With the Rothschilds’ opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 (Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was accused of undermining Britain’s constitutional system, due to his lack of consent from Parliament when purchasing the shares with funding from the Rothschild Jews), Chartered was well placed to expand and develop its dope-running and other rackets.

Besides usury, the bank also dealt in cotton from Bombay, indigo and tea from Calcutta, rice from Burma, sugar from Java, tobacco from Sumatra, hemp from Manila and silk from Yokohama. In 1912, Chartered Bank became the first foreign bank to receive a license to operate in New York.

In 1927, the bank acquired 75% of the P&O Bank, which had offices in Colombo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canton. P&O Bank also owned Allahabad Bank.

In 1957, the Chartered Bank acquired the Eastern Bank, giving it a network of branches in Aden, Bahrain, Beirut, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE. It also bought the Ionian Bank’s Cyprus Branches.

Chartered Bank merged with the Standard Bank of South Africa in 1969, and the combined bank became the Standard Chartered Bank. It’s motto is “Here for Good” so you know they’re evil.

Chartered Bank Director, Emile Levita married Catherine Plumridge Rée, the daughter of Hermann Philipp Rée (from an prominent Danish Jewish family.) Their children were Arthur Levita, Cecil Levita and Enid Levita.

Arthur Levita of Panmure Gordon stockbrokers, together with Sir Ewen Cameron (London head of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, and member of the Council for Foreign Bondholders and the Committee for Chinese Bondholders) played key roles in arranging loans from the Rothschild syndicate, including Jacob Schiff, to the Japanese central banker (later Prime Minister) Takahashi Korekiyo [????] to finance the Japanese war against Orthodox Christian Russia in 1905.  Cecil Levita was chairman of the London County Council. [DELETED] Enid Levita married Sir Ewen Cameron’s son.

Enit Levita is David Cameron’s paternal grandmother. His father, Ian Cameron, was a successful stockbroker, a partner at Panmure Gordon, like his father and grandfather.”

33% US Population On Government Welfare

Welfare statistics:

Welfare Statistics
Total number of Americans on welfare 110,489,000
Total number of Americans on food stamps 41,700,000
Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 10,200,000
Percent of the US population on welfare 35.4 %
Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment) $131,900,000,000
Welfare Demographics
Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %
Welfare Statistics
Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare $1000
Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job 39
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job 6
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than the average salary of a U.S. Teacher 8
Average Time on AFCD (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
Time on AFDC Percent of Recipients
Less than 7 months 19%
7 to 12 months 15.2%
1 to 2 years 19.3%
2 to 5 years 26.9%
Over 5 years 19.6%
Top 10 Hourly Wage Equivalent Welfare States in U.S.
State Hourly Wage Equivalent
Hawaii $17.50
Alaska $15.48
Massachusetts $14.66
Connecticut $14.23
Washington, D.C. $13.99
New York $13.13
New Jersey $12.55
Rhode Island $12.55
California $11.59
Virginia $11.11

How Lenin Looted Russia

From PassportMagazine.ru:

Since 1991, with the partial opening of archives in Russia, it has become apparent, through the work of historians like Edvard Radzinsky and Dmitri Volkogonov, that Lenin was at least as bad as Stalin, in terms of his thuggery………

Lenin did not have the apparatus of repression available to him which Stalin had. But the viciousness and violence with which he responded to even the slightest challenge to his authority seems to indicate that if he had had, he might well have used it as savagely (and counter- productively) as Stalin did. But that is speculation — at least it was until Sean McMeekin published the extraordinary book under review. In it he describes in minute detail how Lenin and his cohorts destroyed Russia in order to take power for themselves.

What is so interesting about Mc- Meekin’s approach to the subject is his primarily economic analysis — by their loots ye shall know them! This makes a refreshing change from tales of the Gulag and the Lubyanka. No one has yet made so careful a study of the Bolshevik’s economic crimes. Yet this story is central to any understanding of how the Communists killed Russia.

It is extraordinary to discover that Marxists, who operated on the axiom that economics determined everything, understood nothing whatsoever about the practical workings of an economy — any economy, whether capitalist or socialist. They really had no ideas in their collective head other than theft and destruction, plus arrest and murder for anyone who opposed them. If McMeekin drives one point home above all else, it is that the Bolshevik revolution was entirely negative. There was not a single redeeming aspect of idealism in the make-up of any of the major figures. Lenin was the worst of the lot.

Winston Churchill was one of the first to appreciate this. But even he, who wanted ‘to strangle Bolshevism in its cradle’, was only half right when he said of the Father of the Revolution: ‘His aim – to save the world; his method – to blow it up.’ The first part of that sentence, we now know, was nonsense. Lenin’s aim was to take power, keep it and to make sure the Russian people paid for everything he required in order to enslave them.

McMeekin starts by describing just how wealthy Russia was in 1914. Though a country with considerable economic problems, and burdened with a political regime which was medieval and inimical to progress, Russia nonetheless had the fourth largest industrial economy in the world, one which was growing at a rate of 8-9% per annum.

It was also the world’s largest exporter of food. It had Europe’s largest gold reserves — about 1,200 metric tonnes — due to running a continual trade surplus. The stock exchange was booming; agriculture was being modernized; and the arts and culture were all flourishing. It was a desirable place to be. McMeekin comments: ‘Russia in the last days of the tsars was a substantial net importer of both people and capital, a telling fact that, after 1917, would never be true again.’

In his Prologue, McMeekin poses the question his book aims to answer:

‘All this wealth taken together was the national patrimony of centuries… The riveting scenes of the Revolution, which saw desperate Russians selling priceless jewels and family heirlooms for food and fuel to survive the winter, would be repeated again after the collapse of Communism in 1991 — with one crucial difference. At the century’s end, in a crude measure of how badly the Bolsheviks had beggared the country, Russia’s dispossessed hawked not expensive jewellery, but ragged mittens and small handfuls of vegetables raised on dacha plots. It was an extraordinary fall: from world-famous opulence to subsistence agriculture in only seventyfi ve years. How did it happen?’

The short answer is that the Bolsheviks stole everything, then squandered it on armaments and their own comfort.

Lenin established a system whereby every item of value in the country was confi scated without compensation. This went from the gold reserves and the stock of rubles in the Central Bank, through to art treasures in public and private hands, and down to any items of value, like clocks, icons and silver spoons, which were held by individuals or the Church. Those family heirlooms sold on the streets were often disposed of simply in order to pre-empt the kommissars.

One of the most original parts of Mc- Meekin’s book is the long description of how all the money raised by selling this loot abroad was used for purchasing armaments with which to fight the people from whom it was stolen. Lenin made peace with the Germans at Brest–Litovsk in March 1918, then started trading with them, initially through sympathetic bankers in Stockholm. He bought pistols, machine guns, military uniforms, artillery, aircraft, trucks, field telephones, signalling equipment, locomotives and all the other apparatus necessary to wage war on his real enemy – the Russians.

Though the country was starving, the Bolsheviks bought food only for themselves — in fact considerable quantities of it. (Lenin also purchased spare parts for the Rolls-Royce he used, which can now be seen in the museum at Leninsky- Gorky.) The Red Army was the only well-fed group of people in the country, apart from the Communist leadership. The war, McMeekin says, was essentially a war for control of the food supply so that once the gold, roubles, art-works, jewellery and church silver ran out, the Communists could still feed themselves, courtesy of the now enslaved peasantry.

By this stage, even Lenin’s original power base in the urban factories had largely deserted him. McMeekin says that by the winter of 1919-20 only 2 percent of industrial laborers still belonged to the Bolshevik Party.

Why did the Germans co-operate? They did so because, McMeekin says, ‘they were blinded by anti-Allied rage and imperial greed.’ They had a dream of colonizing Russia with the aid of the Bolsheviks. Only Allied victory on the Western Front prevented that from happening.

Even after defeat, the Germans continued helping the Bolsheviks, right up to 1931. In that year, their government allowed the Soviet Union, now ruled by Stalin, to place orders worth $10 billion in today’s money for armaments to be used in the final showdown with the peasants during the collectivization of agriculture. The result was that ‘the Bolsheviks had imported enough German Mausers, machine-guns, and motorcars to ensure that resistance to Stalin’s collectivisation off ensive in the Ukraine could be suppressed with ease by army and secret police enforcers.’

Five months later, the Soviet Union, pleading poverty, defaulted on the bill for all of this, thereby getting it from impoverished Weimar Germany effectively for nothing, just at the time Hitler was emerging onto the political scene arguing that Bolshevism should be opposed rather than assisted.

Is it not legitimate to ask whether, in these circumstances, the Soviets themselves did not bear a small part of the responsibility for creating the public mood in Germany which made the Nazi revolution possible?”

Citizen Statement Against Indian DNA Profiling

An excerpt from a Petition against Biometric profiling through Aadhar and Human DNA Profiling:

Notably, Human DNA Profiling Bill has been prepared and which when enacted could require the citizen to give one’s DNA to the state. What ambitions does this reveal? This would complete the journey of subjugation which started with fingerprints and is possibly ending in DNA profiling.
The profiling, and the intrusion of privacy, that is a central aspect of these projects are, among other things, contrary to the Supreme Court’s judgment dated 4th July, 2011 [Writ Petition (Civil) NO. 176 of 2009] where it reiterated that the Right to Privacy is a part of the constitutional Right to Life. The central government has shown disdain towards this judgment by launching aadhaar related projects on the basis of biometrics which is untested and untried, and which have surveillance, tracking, profiling, tagging and convergence at its core.

UIDAI had set up a Biometrics Standards Committee which revealed that ’the biometrics will be captured for authentication by government departments and commercial organisations at the time of service delivery.’ The commercial organisation mentioned herein is not defined. The working paper of the UIDAI revealed that the ’UID number will only guarantee identity, not rights, benefits or entitlements’. It is also said that it would not even guarantee identity, it would only provide ’aid’ in identification. In fact it makes right to having rights conditional on having biometric aadhaar.
Notably, Biometrics Standards Committee had categorically stated that UID/aadhaar’s is meant only for “civilian application” but the order on aadhaar enabled biometric attendance system has been extended to defence employees as well. The fact remains UID was first adopted by USA’s Department of Defence, later by NATO. It has subsequently been pushed through World Bank’s eTransform Initiative in partnership with France, South Korea, Gemalto, IBM, L1, Microsoft, Intel and Pfizer.

Some of them have signed agreements with UIDAI. This constitutes breach of national security.


Across the globe very stringent data privacy law has been framed wherein one’s personal data cannot be used by anyone including the government without your specific consent. But in India there is no data protection law. Aadhaar is akin to a piece of collar which the transnational powers want to tie on the neck of Indian citizens. Government has allowed itself to be misled and it has failed to protect personal sensitive information which has already gone to foreign companies.

It must be recalled that Dr. Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister had distributed Unique Identification (UID)/ Aadhaar numbers among the villagers of Tembhali village in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra on 29th September 2010. “The Aadhaar number will ease these difficulties in identification, by providing a nationally valid and verifiable single source of identity proof. The UIDAI will ensure the uniqueness of the Aadhaar numbers through the use of biometric attributes (Finger Prints and Iris) which will be linked to the number”.

It has now come to light as per a RTI reply of April 2015 that out of 83.5 crore aadhaar numbers issued so far, only 2.19 lakh i.e. 0.03 % comprised of them who did not have a pre-existing ID proof.

It shows how Indians were taken for a ride.

It must also be noticed that even the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, of colonial vintage, reads: “The object of this bill is to provide legal authority for taking measurements, finger impressions, footprints and photographs of persons convicted of, or arrested in connection with, certain offences.” According to the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, at the time of the acquittal of the prisoner, his biometric data is required to be destroyed. Since 1857, fingerprint identification methods have been used by police agencies in India and around the world to identify suspected rebels, political dissidents and criminals. The method is unfolding to indiscriminately profile citizens in general to identify them. The UID/aadhaar project, however, stores the biometric data forever.

It should be noted that in its report to Parliament, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has taken on board studies done in the UK on the identity scheme that was begun and later withdrawn in May 2010, where the problems were identified to include”(a) huge cost involved and possible cost overruns; (b) too complex; (c)untested, unreliable and unsafe technology; (d) possibility of risk to the safety and security of citizens; and (e) requirement of high standard security measures, which would result in escalating the estimated operational costs.” Countries like China, Australia, UK and France have also rejected it.

This open declaration of war against citizens’ sensitive personal information like biometric data by transnational entities and governments captured by them paves way for the enslavement of present and future generations through aadhaar database that lies on cloud beyond Indian jurisdiction. Such initiatives must be stopped and boycotted else it will spread its tentacles in every sphere of life and mobility in the country.

Notably, central government itself has filed several written affidavits in the Hon’ble Court contending that right to privacy is a fundamental right. It is remarkable that one former Union Law Minister has complained to the Prime Minister informing him about the blunders being committed by the law officer in question.

There is a compelling logic for rejection of those parties which implicitly or explicitly support tracking, profiling, databasing and mortgaging of citizens’ rights and their sovereignty under the dictates of their donors and non-state actors. The biometric idea is aimed at making citizens transparent before the all mighty Governments so that Government, their servant can remain opaque to safeguard the interests of undemocratic and ungovernable social control technology companies.

In a case of breach of trust central government has proposed to make aadhaar mandatory although the very first promise which legally questionable UIDAI made in its aadhaar enrolment form is/was that it is “voluntary”.

This Public Statement is a follow up of the Statement of Concern against UID/aadhaar issued by 17 eminent citizens at a Press Conference at Press Club of India in New Delhi on 28th September 2010. These citizens included Justice VR Krishna Iyer, Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India, Prof Romila Thapar, Historian, K.G.Kannabiran, Senior Civil Liberties Lawyer, Kavita Srivastava, PUCL and Right to Food Campaign, Aruna Roy, MKKS, Rajasthan, Nikhil Dey, MKKS, Rajasthan, S.R.Sankaran, Retired Secretary, Government of India, Upendra Baxi, Jurist and ex-Vice Chancellor of Universities of Surat and Delhi, Uma Chakravarthi, Historian, Shohini Ghosh, Teacher and Film Maker, Amar Kanwar, Film Maker, Bezwada Wilson, Safai Karamchari Andolan, Trilochan Sastry, IIMB, and Association for Democratic Reforms, Prof. Jagdish Chhokar, ex- IIMA, and Association for Democratic Rights, Shabnam Hashmi, ANHAD, Justice A.P.Shah, Retired Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi and Deep Joshi, Independent Consultant.

A Dalit activist who was one of these eminent citizens said, “This project wants to fix our identities through time. Even after that we are dead. The information held about us will be fixed to us by the UID number. Changing an identity will become impossible. We are working for the eradication of the practice of manual scavenging, for rehabilitation of those who have been engaged in manual scavenging, and then leaving behind that tag of manual scavenger. How can we accept a system that does not allow us to shed that identity and move on? How can a number that links up databases be good for us?”

We reiterate our demand that Bills like Human DNA Profiling Bill 2015 and projects like biometric aadhaar “should be halted before it goes any further”.

Signatories

1. Prof. Anil Sadgopal, Scientist, All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE), Bhopal, Email: anilsadgopal@yahoo.com
2. Prof. Kalpana Kannabiran, Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, Email: kalpana.kannabiran@gmail.com
3. Prof (Dr) Mohan Rao, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), Jawaharal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, Email: mohanrao2008@gmail.com
4. Dr Meher Engineer, Scientist, former President, Indian Academy of Social Science, Kolkata Email: mengineer2003@gmail.com
5. Ram Bahadur Rai, noted senior journalist, Email: rbrai118@gmail.com
6. Dr Babu Rao Kalapala, Scientist, formerly with National Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, Email: baburaokalapala@gmail.com
7. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, All India Progressive Women Association (AIPWA), Email: kavitakrish73@gmail.com
8. Prof D M Diwakar, Professor of Economics, A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna, , Email: dmdiwakar@yahoo.co.in
9. Arun Kumar, former Member, Press Council of India, Indian Journalists Union, General Secretary, Bihar Working Journalists Union & President, The Times of India Newspaper Employees Union, Patna, Email: karunpatna@gmail.com
10. Sankar Ray, veteran journalist, Email: sankar.ray@gmail.com
11. N D Jayaprakash, Disarmament Researcher & veteran activist seeking justice for victims of Bhopal disaster, Email: jaypdsf@gmail.com
12. Qaneez Sukhrani, urban affairs analyst, Pune, Email: qaneez.sukhrani@gmail.com
13. Kshetrimayum Onil, Lead Coordinator, REACHOUT, Manipur Email:onilrights@gmail.com
14. Shabnam Hashmi, social activist, Anhad, Email: shabnamhashmi@gmail.com
15. Irfan Ahmed, General Secretary, All India Tanjin-e-Insaf, Bihar, Email: irfan.tree@gmail.com
16. Guman Singh, Himalaya Niti Abhiyan, Himachal Pradesh, Email:guman107@yahoo.co.in
17. Dr Umakant, Human rights advocate & independent scholar, New Delhi, Email: uk4in@yahoo.co.in
18. PT George, Intercultural Resources, Delhi, Email: ihpindia@gmail.com
19. Wilfred D’ Costa, Indian Social Action Forum, Delhi, Email: willyindia@gmail.com
20. Prakash K Ray, Editor, bargad.org, Email: pkray11@gmail.com
21. Gopal Krishna, Member, Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL), Email: 1715krishna@gmail.com

Hong-Kong Introduces “DNA Shaming”

To get an inkling of the abuse possible with DNA profiling of the kind being considered in India, take a look at a public health initiative called “Hong-Kong Clean Up.”

The South China Morning Post has this:

The Face of Litter campaign was launched on Global Earth Day last month for the Hong Kong Cleanup Initiative, organised by online magazine Ecozine and the Nature Conservancy. It was aimed at raising awareness of the extent of littering in the city by pinpointing those responsible and encouraging people to change their behaviour.”

That should ring a bell just there.

“Earth Day” is a holiday central to the ecological movement and, not coincidentally, it is celebrated on April 22, which is the  birthday of Vladimir Lenin, the blood-drenched architect of the communist revolution in Russia in 1917.

A number of people have spotted this coincidence as further proof of the underlying communistic agenda of environmentalism.

Population control,if not depopulation, is its real goal.

Virginia-based Nature Conservancy is a corporate “do-gooder” that I’ve dealt with before.

You can read about its shenanigans in this excellent series published in the Washington Post.

Nature Conservancy has a long history with Goldman Sachs, which just supplied this “non-profit” with a CEO for a mere $700,000.

Nature Conservancy is in the business of monetizing (i.e. putting a financial figure on) environmental efforts, through such mechanisms as “cap and trade” and the “carbon exchange,” both regarded as useless rackets by grass-roots activists.

So what did “Hong-Kong Clean Up” do with the litter it picked up?

It used DNA from the litter to reconstruct the faces of the litterbugs and then posted the faces publicly to shame them.

The firm behind this DNA scheme is PR giant Ogilvy & Mather and the lab tests were done in the US by Parabon Labs.

Ogilvy & Mather has a history of complicity in the US Government’s propaganda efforts, including the War on Terror, the Drug War, and so-called “Greenwashing” – repackaging companies with bad environmental practices as good guys.

Why people resident in Hong-Kong should have their DNA fingered by Americans is anybody’s guess.

Reed Collins, the Ogilvy chief creative officer who led the campaign, says 27 facial composites were created from a combination of 24 DNA samples taken from litter and three controlled samples donated by volunteers.

The faces were used to create “wanted posters” and digital banners, which were displayed in high-traffic areas, including 10 MTR stations and at “the scene of the crime”.

“Because age is impossible to determine through DNA alone, but still integral in creating an accurate portrait, DNA data has been combined with other factors, such as demographics based on the type of litter and where it was collected to determine the approximate age of the litterer,” Collins says.”

Christensen says that although DNA alone can only produce a high probability of what someone looks like, the purpose of the campaign was not to point fingers at specific individuals.”

Despite Ogilvy & Mather’s disingenuous disclaimers, this is on so many levels outrageous.

It breaches privacy in the grossest fashion.

It has endless potential for abuse –

Identity theft

Falsification of evidence

Framing innocents

Blackmail

Refusal of insurance, housing, or other services

Racial and genetic profiling

Targeting for abortion/contraception advertising

Targeting for drug-testing

Targeting for drugs and porn advertising

Targeting for bio-weapons and depopulation programs.

If you think that’s over-reaction, consider the centrality of population control and eugenics in the thinking of every major thinker in the modern leftist pantheon.

Margaret Sanger, Bertrand Russell, Havelock Ellis, and dozens of other influential leftist thinkers, were all enamored of eugenics, population control, and the elimination of undesirables.

The question is not IF DNA profiling will be abused. The question is only WHEN.

 

Secret Corporate Espionage, Harassment Of Citizens

From Alternet.org:

Hiring cops, spooks and vets to do corporate dirty work leads to one more trend enabling corporate espionage to flourish. That is a lack of accountability or legal consequence for espionage that clearly breaks domestic law, such as stealing documents, wiretapping, etc. In France or England, where some of these same activities have come to the attention of authorities, those responsible have been prosecuted and some perpetrators have even gone to jail. Not so in the U.S.

“Hiring former intelligence, military and law enforcement officials has its advantages,” the report notes. “First, these officials may be able to use their status as a shield. For example, current law enforcement officials may be disinclined to investigate or prosecute former intelligence or law enforcement agents… In effect, the revolving door for intelligence, military and law enforcement officials is yet another aspect of the corporate capture of federal agencies, and another government subsidy for corporations.”

What Americans Don’t Know

As detailed as the Center for Corporate Policy report is, author Gary Ruskin says most of the information was obtained “by accident.” It wasn’t freely given. It was the result of lawsuits, a handful of whisteblowers, mistakes by those hired to do the corporate espionage, boasts in trade press and other somewhat random sources.

But even so, there is a dark playbook that comes into view. Nonprofits are scrutinzed for vulnerabilities. Computers are hacked. Documents are copied or stolen. Phone calls and voice mail are secretly recorded. Personal dossiers are compiled. Disinformation is created and spread. Websites are targeted and taken down. Blackmail is attempted. Just as bad, Ruskin says, the Justice Department and Congress look the other way.

“The entire subject is veiled in secrecy,” his report says. “In recent years, there have been few serious journalistic efforts—and no serious government efforts—to come to terms with the reality of corporate spying against nonprofits.”

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet.

My Comment:

This excellent article describes the rampant misuse of surveillance technology to invade the privacy of thousands of ordinary citizens, to blackmail, harass, and threaten them.

It perfectly sums up my experience since 2007:

1.  Phone-tapping, landline and cell phones.

2. Appearance of private conversations in websites, in a disguised form, recognizable only to myself or very close friends.

3.  Innuendo and slander republished by internet trolls and sometimes blogs. No facts or evidence, just reiteration of the slander, personal abuse. Cyber-stalking.

4.  Infiltrators or spies posing as clients, customers, or visitors, attempting to enter into business with me.

5. Emails deleted or blocked.  Computer trojans, spyware inserted.  VOIP conversations recorded. Blog hacking. Manipulation of Google hits. Threats to readers of the blog.  Manipulation of search results for specific posts. Monitoring via “fake” readers/commenters (they know who they are).

6. Work projects sabotaged.

7. Professional relations sabotaged.

8. At least one accident that seems to have been intentionally staged.

9. Theft of IP.

10. Using proxies to threaten, attack, or discredit through staged provocations. Street theater (paying random individuals to engage in behavior calculated to threaten/cause anxiety).

 

Rehab, Not Rescue, Is “New Model” Of Disaster Assistance

Reader Anil Nauriya, an advocate at the Supreme Court of India, writes to this blog that recent humanitarian efforts follow a  disturbing new model of “rehabilitation” of  the area rather than the old one of rescuing victims.

Taken together with military involvement in disasters and drills that forecast yet do not avert disasters, the implications of the model are nothing short of sinister:

Rescue versus Relief and Rehabilitation?

In recent years there is a new trend noticeable with international disaster-related work.
This is that within a few days of rescue work, the agencies involved say that there is now no hope of finding survivors and that attention must now shift to rehabilitation work.
Thus they quickly create an “either-or” between rescue and rehabilitation.
In the case of Nepal it was reported 7 days after the disaster that the international norm for rescue operations is only seven days and the rescue operations in Nepal were accordingly being wound down.
The fact is that human beings, especially in the Third World, evidently have greater endurance and stamina.
This is why it has been found in quakes in Turkey, Iraq and Iran – and I have definite memories of this — that survivors, including old women, have been rescued alive from under the debris even after 40+ and even 50+ days. In addition, some people under the debris still manage to find a source of water (say some leak somewhere) or something edible.
It is therefore of the utmost importance that attempts at rescue must not be abandoned in a hurry, especially in a Third World country like Nepal. Imagine the plight of someone who may be lying somewhere hoping one day to be rescued but the search for whom may have been abandoned only because the international norm does not provide for it.
Unfortunately, Western norms for Rescue missions do not factor in these aspects. This is also because Rescue is more expensive, requiring drilling machinery and highly trained experts and engineers. Relief and Rehabilitation, are, by comparison, less burdensome tasks [ though still major ones] and with varied time horizons, some immediate and some spread over a period. The cost-benefit approach and outlook have no doubt influenced international norms on disaster response. In the process, Rescue operations get boxed into an unduly short window of time.
So I hope the word will spread in Nepal and wherever such disasters occur: “Don’t give up on Rescue!”

Anil Nauriya

Jade Helm: The Drug Connection To China

Previous posts:

Jade Helm: Training, Terror, Or Hoax? (May 2, 2015)

Jade Helm –  Part II (May 3, 2015)

This is my third post on Jade Helm 15, the special forces drill spread out across nine US states that is scheduled to run from July 15 to September 15, 2015.

JADE HELM: THE DRUG CONNECTION TO CHINA

Again, my starting point is going to be the Jade Helm logo and name.  These things are usually carefully chosen and are worth more than cursory examination.

So far, I’ve suggested the following readings:

1. The crossed arrows and upright dagger is the logo of one of the Special Forces, the Green Berets. The Green Berets took their logo from British commandos, who got it from South Africa. (Uncontroversial).

2. The clog in the center symbolizes anarcho-syndicalism and revolution and is also associated with Jewish oppression and suffering, at the hands of the Nazis and Muslims (in the middle ages).

Connecting the Nazis and Islam is fairly typical of neo-conservativism and also, covertly, of left-liberalism.

(Convincing)

3. Jade Helm =  Green Helmet = Nazi helmet (Plausible, not convincing).

I am still dissatisfied with my parsing of this last part:

1. Since  the clog indicates syndicalism and leftist revolution and also evokes Jewish suffering under Nazis and Muslims,  a Nazi interpretation of the term Jade Helm is precluded rather than indicated.

2. The Nazi helmets are described as “apple-green” and sometimes “olive.” Jade might be green, but it’s not really the word you would use in that context.

What is Jade?

Jade is an opaque green stone and has a long association with China.

What is the Chinese angle in all this?

One. Communists run China.

But behind the egalitarian rhetoric, forrmer Chinese Premier Li Peng was and current PM Li Leqiang is at home with the rich and powerful, although whether they are in any way related either to a common family that includes the Hong-Kong plutocrat Li-Kashing  (worth over $35 billion) or to the “New World Order ruling-family blood-line” of Li, as suggested by conspiracy researcher Fritz Springmeier, is too much for me to figure out here.

Secondly, mega investment bank Goldman Sachs, which supplies governments and agencies with officials through out the West,has extended its reach into the state in China.

Goldman Sachs is a leading part of the Rothschild complex of ruling families and financial houses. The House of Rothschild is the architect of the New World Order.

Third, the Chinese holds over a trillion in US debt. The US government cannot meet those claims.

Fourth, received wisdom is that China has overtaken the  US as an economic power.

Just take a look at what Rabbi Cahn’s best-selling book says  – the American century is over; the Chinese century has begun.

China-boosting is very much a part of the Rockefeller/Rothschild New World Order.

And the Chinese recently announced a new economic world order.

Zion is not necessarily centered on Israel. It is more broadly “the kingdom of God on earth,” that is, a humanist/man-created utopia.

Zion,  in what is called British-Israel ideology, is also England’s “fair and pleasant land,” to quote gnostic William Blake’s  “New Jerusalem”.

British-Israel dogma holds that the “lost tribes” of Israel,  the ten northern kingdoms of Israel after the Assyrian invasion, were dispersed and eventually became the nations that now constitute Europe.

In Brit  Israel teaching, the thrones of Scotland and England derive from the House of David and the Anglo-Saxon race is the true Israel.

[This genetic dogma should not be confused with the authentic Christian teaching that believers in Jesus are the “true Israel.” That is a matter of belief and not blood.]

British-American belief and Zionist belief coincide, since the House of Rothschild is also married into the royalty of Britain and it also claims descent from the House of David.

So “the New Jerusalem” can be led as well from Britain (or America) as from Israel.

In fact, Blake’s poem, “Jerusalem” was prominently featured at the London Olympics of 2012, which was clearly meant to be the inaugural ceremony of the New World Order.

There was also the 2012 logo at the Olympics that set off a fire-storm for looking exactly like the word Zion.

The global order, whether neo-conservative and pro-Israel, or liberal-left and anti-Israel, is  Zionist in this British-Israel sense.

Zion in this context is never the heavenly/spiritual paradise of the Gospel, which is a genuine Christian teaching.

The Zionist’ Zion is an earthly, not a spiritual, kingdom.

This Zion  is also the state-less utopia promised to communist dupes after the “proletarian” revolution. The dupes don’t seen through the skin-deep secular language  of communism to its sacred, occult skeleton.

Communism may be godless, but it is a godless religion, with capitalists as devils, workers as saints, Marx as its prophet, and a future classless, gender-less society as paradise.

This is the political and ideological back-ground you need before you understand why Jade Helm has got to refer to China.

Now for the role of China in Jade Helm 15.

In one sentence:

Chinese gangs partner with the drug cartels that control the area of Mexico below the main theater of Jade Helm – 15 in south-western USA.

Arrests last Christmas in the Philippines confirmed that Chinese gangs based in Hong-Kong – called triads – are heavily involved with Mexican drug gangs in the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine (“crystal meth”) for which there is massive demand in the US.

Tightening regulations on access to the precursor chemicals in Mexico and the US and lax regulation in China have given an opening to gangs in Hong-Kong to make money smuggling precursor chemicals, along with Asian gang members, into the West.

It is a lucrative trade, in which a single shipment can bring in $10 billion.

Two triads were named in the raid – “14K” and “Sun Yee On,” both among the three most important in Asia.

The triads are known to have deeply penetrated Hong-Kong and Chinese intelligence and  government with the backing of Hong-Kong’s plutocrats, including, reportedly, Li Ka Shing.

A 1997 Canadian Mounted Police report describes the extent of Hong-Kong and Chinese ownership of Canadian businesses and real estate; their ties to organized crime and to Chinese/Hong-Kong intelligence; and their control of the Canadian financial services industry.

A 1999 Intelligence Assessment by the US Southern Command (SouthCom) warned of the threat posed by Li Ka-shing’s containerized shipping facilities in the Bahamas and Panama. US intelligence services were afraid of the leverage Ka-shing possessed with the Panamanian government because of his business; they warned about his business dealings with the government of Communist China, including the Red Army; and they were certain that he was involved in smuggling drugs.

The report indicates that Li Ka-shing met with then Commerce Secretary Daley at a luncheon hosted by Goldman Sachs on its boat, “The Monkey’s Uncle,” on a Hong-Kong trade trip.

Also present were a who’s who” of organized crime families from Hong-Kong, including Henry Fok of the 14K Triad and Robert Kok, who was allegedly involved in smuggling heroin in Burma and whose son Peter was the business partner of the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (Dem – CA).

(To be continued in the next post)