The Ever Increasing Parallels Between AIG And Greece... And The CDS Puppetmaster Behind It All

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bugs_'s picture

"Who the heck is Dan Jester?"  LOL


Cistercian's picture

 Excellent commentary Tyler.GS as the global financial deathstar...they are utterly mad aren't they?One wonders when the national interests will declare GS a clear and present danger to their sovereignty?They are bent on global domination, which immediately poses the obvious question, how much "juice" does GS have?Does the CIA et al back/run them?

 It really makes me wonder how far down the rabbit hole goes.

Anonymous's picture

Whatever happened to those government officials who took an oath to protect this country "from all enemies foreign and domestic"? The real terrorists are in Wall Street, not Pakistan

Anonymous's picture

money trumps integrity

MarketTruth's picture

They belong to, or are highly influenced by, AIPAC and hold dual citizenship with USA and Israel. Then ask yourself who owns the Federal Reserve and where is their alliance.

To get to the heart of a problem one needs to start at the top of the food chain that is causing major problems.


DoChenRollingBearing's picture

This all going to be revealed in time.  Conspiracies this big always do.  Too many people, too many mouths for this to stay suppressed forever.

At some point even the chickensh*ts in Congress or Justice will be forced to act, prosecute and throw some of the bums in jail.  It will happen, but there may be a very painful time before so.

So the Squid is now all over Greece...  And, as you kind of ask Cistercian, where else is the Squid sucking dry its victims?  Or perhaps better asked, which victims matter? 

Black Swans could be everywhere.

Anonymous's picture

Speaking of black swans... Have you noticed over at Drudge the main headline of the day is that Iran is going to deliver a, "Punch that will stun the West." I'm a dinner suit and Al Crazymani, are threatening to do something on the 11th of February. Perhaps they have a device and are going to use it on Israel? What of the markets then?

Miramanee's picture

Ahmadinajad is converting to Zoroastrianism

Missing_Link's picture

It really makes me wonder how far down the rabbit hole goes.

"Now, here, you see," said the Red Queen, "it takes all the running of the dollar printing presses you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run the printing presses at least twice as fast as that!"

Anonymous's picture

Full speed x 2? Quite right, carry on...

tom a taxpayer's picture

Goldman Sachs Stephen "no conflict of interest" Friedman was Chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and Chairman of the Intelligence Oversight Board from January 2006 to January 2009.

"In 1999, Bill Clinton appointed Friedman to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.  In 2005, Bush named Friedman chairman of that board, a surprise second-term replacement for Brent Scowcroft.  He has been chairman of the Intelligence Oversight Board, an independent body that assesses the state of national intelligence, since January 2006."

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Before it is all said and done, Tyler may win a pulitzer.  Probably not though, as the establishment will probably give it to BO ("give him a bunch of awards he doesn't deserve, that will keep the fem dems quiet").... but maybe a post-apocalyptic award. 

ATG's picture

Pride goeth before the fall...

buzzsaw99's picture

It worked with AIG so swimmingly, they'd be stupid not to do it over and over. Either the ECB pays/bails or else the fed, which is really just GS in drag, pays/bails. A win-win!

moneymutt's picture

that seems to be the attitude embezzlers, I took a little money and got away with it, so therefore, no one will ever catch me, no matter how brazen I get...arrogance does them in every time..

CombustibleAssets's picture

I'm beginning to develop and attitude problem.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

The ambition and greed of Goldman is jaw dropping

I am beginning to think that they are no longer a rational entity but a satanic cult  whose sole reason for being is destruction of all civilised life on earth.

Anonymous's picture

Will their logo fit on a forehead?

Anonymous's picture

Don't forget our very own Gonzaga boy who holds a place of honour in GS. You didn't miss him helping McWilliams to pimp GS's climate-exchange interests on the telly?

RobotTrader's picture

I guess it is safe to say that Blankfein will soon be selling this substandard residence.


And buying something more grand.

Lemme guess.....

He's going to buy Aaron Spelling's mansion, knock it down, and build an even bigger, more lavish residence.


Anonymous's picture

Eventually, Lloyd and friends will be joining Madoff. What they've done is more cunning, but no less evil nor criminal.

Slowly, with excellent exposés like this, it is all being revealed.

glenlloyd's picture

very revealing. We're finally getting that foul odor one expects from a rotting carcass.

plocequ1's picture

So basically, GS is attempting to openly destroy the world and the world just sits by and watches their nations go down the shitter. Un fucking beleivable. If GS can get away with this, then the world is weak and Goldman will acheive their goal. How can they get away with this? They are just a corporation. Didnt  they try that shit with China and China said Fuck u Goldman? I give up. Wheres the logic?

Anonymous's picture

Logic. That's funny.

From who? The corrupted government? The bankers and corporate machines? The ultra wealthy? Logic isn't in their best interests.

From the pupblic? Who if logical, would just all not go to work for... one week, delivered with a demand for justice and honest government, or no more business as usual nookie.

Anonymous's picture

That's what I want to know. What happens when more middle fingers are erected in response? They can't claim it is a U.S. issue because they are despised here as well.

Anonymous's picture

Oh please, the track records of sovereign governments aren't exactly stellar. Maybe Goldman is on to something here. It's just one domination center pitted against another, anyways, it's not like we little people are better off with one type of oligarchy versus some other type. None of them are going to promote freedom and liberty.

Anonymous's picture

Seeking to prolong a stay on death row, the convict committed murder suiced for the sake of bread in the belly and the notion of claiming dominion above the breath of salvation.

Anonymous's picture

Seriously you can't even bring these fuckers down by everyone collectively closing their accounts. BECAUSE
I've come to the conclusion that the Squide can only be
brought down one way and that's by cutting off it's head.
Now if somebody in the White House could just get his balls
back for just one day from his wife AND DO THE FN RIGHT
THING than we can beging to have hope again.

The Patagonian's picture

It's easy to bring them down.  Deploy A Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division to occupy that building in downtown Manhattan and make arrests.

Of course, there would be a lot of issues with the Writ of Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus with that option.

But it sure as hell would be satisfying to watch.

Yophat's picture

LOL Fat chance!  Interwoven into government structure.   More likely to deploy A Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division to Stanley, Idaho to quell the rebellion than downtown Manhattan!

WaterWings's picture


+ 2. You guys divide it.

The Patagonian's picture

LOL, yea, I know, fat chance

But it would still be satisfying to watch

Anonymous's picture

It's gettting hotter now.

Headlines in major news sources are questioning solvency outright. PR war is over. Geithner says "credit rating of US can't ever be anything but aa" or whatever. The Greek guy, "bailouts don't exist, no default, don't spread rumors" or whatever.

I smell Enron. Uhoh.

Anonymous's picture

This is a rather key phrase to bear in mind: ". . . the cash collateral for derivatives, like credit default swaps, is very different than the cash collateral for a loan or other obligation."

Instead of presumably securing insurance, the capital was often being used to gamble in some other asset. Then, if there is a downgrade and a call for collateral is made, well, golly, that cash must be made available by liquidating some other holding. You can see how such a fragile crystal palace could quickly implode, or, to use the more applicable financial term, 'deflate'.

Hmmm, I wonder if they've patched the naked swaps issue yet?

What might Professor Mandelbrot make of all this?

Leadership. Morals. What's my cut?

Your friend,
F.B. de Abarca

Anonymous's picture

AACK holy shit...

Tic tock's picture

Oh! I don't know.. I think they're refreshingly unsubtle

Anonymous's picture

When can we start shooting back????

Yophat's picture

Now that's a good question!  Certainly some tricky timing involved least if you want support....and you want to get more than one slimeball!

ATG's picture

In other words, the STUPID Ouzo PIIG

global margin call to paraphrase AEP...

Anonymous's picture

absolute power corrupts light escapes the goldensuchs blackhole

Anonymous's picture

How is there conduct not a prime matter
of national security. Or is this a function of
national security by creating instability to force a run to treasuries US dollar to prevent the collapse of America.

pooplagrande's picture

Ahh the sweet business of fear and greed. No one is better at it than Goldman. Just too bad they are associated with the United States...they will certainly increase the worldwide hate meter towards us...even though most of us hate GS as well. They just happen to be the nasty underbelly of capitalism gone wrong. No wonder these guys are cruising with body guards and taking weapons seminars.

moneymutt's picture

I never held Saddam against the Iraqi people, I figured they feared and loathed him, I hope no one holds GS against us for same reason...

Argonaught's picture

GS is the nasty underbelly of facism or crony capitalism.  Under capitalism, GS would have failed and gone away.  Please stop blaming capitalism and free markets for problems both systems would have fixed, but couldn't because the gov't got in the way!

tom a taxpayer's picture

Maybe it will be the Europeans who finally bring Goldman Sachs to justice. The many countries of Europe have enough wild hares in their justice system so that at least one can arrest and prosecute Goldman Sachs.  Just a couple of examples of European wild hares:

"On October 16, 1998, London police arrested General Pinochet on a warrant from a Spanish judge for human rights crimes...The arrest and the subsequent decisions by the British House of Lords to reject Pinochet's claim of immunity were a wake-up call to tyrants everywhere, but more important, they gave hope to victims elsewhere that they too could bring their tormentors to justice.

"Italy convicts 23 Americans for C.I.A. renditions"


And it was the Italians who showed how to arrest and prosecute hundreds of criminals in mass trials in the Maxiprocesso (Maxi Trial) of the Mafia in Sicily during the mid-1980s that resulted in hundreds of defendants convicted.

So, when the general public in Greece or Portugal or Spain or Italy see what Goldman Sachs is doing to Euroland, the public outrage may spur swift action to bring Goldman Sachs to justice.