The "QE 2 As A European Bank Bailout Vehicle" Story Picks Up Traction

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Greyhat's picture

There ain't no free empire! ;)

GetZeeGold's picture

There ain't no free empire!


There is.....but only if you live in Greece.


Throw a couple of rocks.....get a check....pretty sweet gig actually.


I'm Greek....I'm 50.....and I'm retired....PAY ME!



TheTmfreak's picture

Lets also call them freedom fighters.

Ahmeexnal's picture

The AAPL ride is over. This is the clear indicator the Apple is sure to rot and it's time to short:

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

bullish, apple is going to be the poster child on how to tell unions to go fuck themselves

SheepDog-One's picture

I'll only believe something like that when I see it.

trav7777's picture

Bernanke's "fellow citizens"??  On which passport?

Oh regional Indian's picture

The "Global Citizen" one. The bernanke is without prejudice in his crumbtard number Georgia Guidestone game.


caconhma's picture

bernanke is an agent of Rothschild, Oppenheimer, and other world banking  elite.

The USA is not a sovereign state. It is a colony that belongs to the Rothschild family and Israeli banking elite. In America they own everything of any value: the White House, the Congress, the Wall Street, the Supreme Court, the major banks, the mainstream media, etc., Consequently, they are spending their subjects (a.k.a. US hard-working taxpayers) money in any place they pleased.

WakeUpPeeeeeople's picture

So, which flag does Banana Ben pledge allegiance to every morning??

SheepDog-One's picture

I dont have an Israeli passport.

illyia's picture

Tyler, et al... Whether it is a period or a coma (as in 3.000 B or 3,000 BMATTERS.

Please.... really it does. It's a question of credibility.


yakmerchant's picture

Really?   Are we now forcing American imperialism on the Radix mark?

Havana White's picture

Comma vs. coma: slight difference there too.


falak pema's picture

roll baby roll, that carpet of lies out, and expose all the can of worms inside...

Oh regional Indian's picture

Hah, nice mixed metaphors falak, you must be a writer, eh? ;-)

But the scale of exposure is on the up-tick. Interesting if you motice that eh?Whether by accident or design, revelations continue to pour out. He's bad, she's bad, it's bad, they did this....

All smells very end-gamey to me. And France and Italy have a role, with Germany, but it's not all clear yet.

How many folks are aware that the German surrender post WWII was potentially a sham/scam?


Ahmeexnal's picture

ORI, not many know about that scam.
Few know that the fuhrer faked his death and instead travelled safely to the Vatican. While he did not suceed completely at the mission enthrusted to him by his master (Pope Pius XII), he had earned his safe passage.
Many lies are about to be exposed soon: the sham/scam about "europeans discovering America" is one of them. An avalanche of undeniable evidence is about to emerge which vindicates Gavin Menzies book:

falak pema's picture

Ahmeex touches a moot point in my own thinking about what differentiates Oriental and Occidental philosophy and therefore history; as the first impinges on the other as it fuels man's actions. In essence, Eastern civilization, full of the tree of true knowledge, never follows through, never builds sustainable social models that live through the ages whatever their limitations, like happened recurrently in the West; until the entropy factor destroys them. Somehow, in the East, the mindset of geo-political play, it's never a chess game of clarity and clear check mate, its a game of Go and space occupation. So, to revert to the article of Chinese discovery of Americas and world navigation prior to Vasco de Gama and Columbus, they never followed through! Whereas the West did! Its culture is hands-on, pragmatic, like Alexander and the gordian knot! Not steeped in superstition, and ethno-cultural constraints, nor in "middle kingdom" inward looking ideology; as both Caesar and Charlemagne amply showed. Big difference in mind set. The East never built institutional growth models which lasted like the West and the Lex Romana...or Plato and Aristotle. The Muslims abandoned logic and science for Dogmatic reasons in the pre-renaissance days, which the west never accepted even under their theocratic popes. Technology has since been time's arrow in the west and political science has flourished the enlightenment.

Why didn't we see a similar flourishing in the East, which had the most learned of minds and the greatest in-bred manifestations of civilization in the COMMON MAN, a constant reality in the every day living of oriental peoples. It's a mystery to me....Manifest destiny never accomplished.

chumbawamba's picture

Links and references, please.  Would like to know more about the German Surrender Scam.  Never heard of such...

I am Chumbawamba.

falak pema's picture

"Heinz ketchup" his best...gut balancing of power means we share at the Vienna conference in 1814; when they shared the remnants of Napoleon's power under Metternich style diplomacy, K's model.

In practical terms this 'mitteleuropa' play by K post WW2 meant "recycling" nazis to USA. As for 'die fuhrer'

chumbawamba's picture

Links and references, please.  Would like to know more about the German Surrender Scam.  Never heard of such...

I am Chumbawamba.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Try These:


NZ and Oz :

There is a lot more around. This issue of sovereignty is going to come front and center soon and arcane treaties, still being adhered to, including Admiralty courts in the US, India's recent, pre and post independence past are cloaked in one mystery after another. Who owns India? Every war "victory" in the last century was meticulously arranged.


GeneMarchbanks's picture

That article needs to make the rounds among the financial press. Now if only Bloomberg would actually concern itself with the inner-workings of QE 2 then maybe Tyler could actually take a vacation from this shit show. But nobody cares... market nihilism wins again. Until one day it doesn't. I'm looking forward to that.

ParaZite's picture

This would be our job Gene. The mass media isn't going to tell the common man that they have been robbed by the very people who pay the media's bills. It's up to the ZH membership and everyone who frequents this site to push this info to the masses, be it on via the comments section on the articles, or from putting it up in your facebook groups, etc. We still have a modicum of free speech and power, now is the time to start using it, before we lose even that! 

cossack55's picture

Good luck fighting mass lithium doses.  Been trying for years, mostly to no avail.  I am convinced the sheeple DO NOT want to know.

TruthBeforeAll's picture

I don't think that it's that they don't want to know. They just don't know what to do about it. And, calling for ropes and pitchforks isn't going to resonate with the average mom and dad trying to get their kids through school. One person can lead hundreds, but there needs to be a specific goal, not just pointing out the problem and hoping everyone will figure out the solution on their own. Tell people what they need to do and you will be surprised by the number ready to help. But just throwing fatalistic platitudes at them serves no purpose what-so-ever.

Reptil's picture


Yes but for that you need an organisation. One that is accepted by everyone, and not (yet) infiltrated by "agent provocateurs", or has a bad rep like unions.

This step is the big problem.
It was the hope of many that Obama would fill this role (naturally, as a president), fighting against the system in Wash.DC.

Anyone outside the power pyramid is going to get housecalls from SWAT teams. You can't even feed homeless without a permit.

RockyRacoon's picture

Yeah, just stop the average fat guy at the food court in your local mall and tell him:

NB, A year before the crisis (Sept 07), large domestic banks’ cash:non-cash ratios stood at 3.7% and small domestics’ at 3.1%, for a combined 3.5% which they have since just more than doubled. Foreign bank equivalents, however, rocketed from 7.7% to 94%.

Or, for that matter, contact the local newspaper's editorial staff and by email and send the whole article.

Neither recipient of the "news" would understand, hence, give a shit.

Reptil's picture

Support for media is a critical prong of U.S.
democracy and governance assistance. USAID
Strategic Objective 2.3, “Increased development
of a politically active civil society,” provides a
rationale for media-related programming.
Intermediate Result 2.3.4, “Enhanced free flow
of information,” broadly states the Agency's goal
for media activities.
While media is considered by USAID to be a part
of the civil society arena, it is well known that
media overlaps other functional areas of
democracy and governance. For example,
support for media may yield results in
governance activities, particularly those related
to decentralization, anti-corruption, and citizen
participation in the policy process. The rule of
law may be further institutionalized by support
for an independent media that keeps a check on
the judiciary, reports on the courts, and promotes
a legal enabling environment suitable for press
freedom. Free and fair elections conducted
through transparent processes require a media
sector which gives candidates equal access, and
reports the relevant issues in a timely, objective


Oh regional Indian's picture

The entire indian television/radio has been paid for and driven by this crap, USAID and VOA type people.

Scary stuff.


nowhereman's picture

I tried to post a link to yesterdays article on Zero Hedge to Naked Capitalism, it was rejected after it was "moderated".  Who knew?  And just who wants to know?

Cole Younger's picture

I don't think the average joe six-pack understands what has, or is about to occur.

RockyRacoon's picture

What he said.

These things are purposely complicated and couched in terms of art for a reason.   Same thing goes for the law.   If the average fella understood either system there would not be the problems extant.

"You need a lawyer/broker, dude!", means not that your case is not valid, but that you have not the snowball's chance in hell of fixing a problem on your own.

Founders Keeper's picture

[These things are purposely complicated and couched in terms of art for a reason.]---RockyRacoon

Hi Rocky. You might find the following quote interesting.

"Hamilton’s financial system (First Bank of the United States 1791-1811, a private U.S.central bank issuing fiat currency) had then passed. It had two objects; 1st, as a puzzle, to exclude popular understanding and inquiry; 2nd, as a machine for the corruption of the legislature..."

—Thomas Jefferson (The Anas of Thomas Jefferson, notes compiled 2-4-1818 )


RockyRacoon's picture

That quote is going in my permanent file!

Tortfeasor's picture

Correlation does not equal causation.  This story is simply conjecture at this point.  

If you were a bank in the EU region, would you be lending money?  To anyone?  To any government?  Of course it makes sense for them to be hoarding cash at this point.  It does not mean that the Fed is directly funnelling the money to the foreign banks.


GeneMarchbanks's picture

Your point is well taken, it's not to be taken as gospel even though it's Tyler. But you have to admit it's pretty late in the game? I see drastic, creative, basically only risky options left for everyone involved. But maybe we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves...

Libertarians for Prosperity's picture

If you want to know the truth on how global capital has flowed since QE2, simply take a look at this report from UBS.  Look at the schematic on page 6, and you will understand why the reserves at the foreign central banks have risen:

agNau's picture

If the banks could hoard that much, that quickly, they could bail themselves out.

Reptil's picture


but then we wouldn't have to hand over our railways, public services etc.

which is the purpose: transfer assets (paying debt in taxes or inflation) from the public realm (built up by previous generations) to private institutions, and then sell em back at the public at a premium. (in a monopolic position of course)


Noah Vail's picture

"It does not mean that the Fed is directly funnelling the money to the foreign banks."


Then where the hell did they get it?


I postulate the Fed has done this in anticpation of PIIGS.


Everyman's picture

I sent one into ox Business and one into Market Watch.

I personally think the MSM "reporters" are to gnorant to comprehend what this all means!

deez nutz's picture

Has anyone ever seen an assets and liabilities statement from the FED?  U never will - they can loan forever on their word! 

I'm your vehicle baby; I luv ya, I need ya, I want ya, great god in heaven take some $$$$$$$$$$$!!

Franken_Stein's picture


So Ben Bernanke is guilty of High Treason against the United States of America ?


Could you please cite the Federal Law for High Treason from the U.S. penal code ?



Is there a lawyer in the house ?

*cough, cough*


The Limerick King's picture

To those who think countries exist

Have you not seen the Bilderberg list?

Awake from your sleep

And don't be a sheep

The peasants must start to resist!

cossack55's picture

I like it. Probably not so popular in Ireland.

dollarmite's picture

Don't put him through the courts. Osama him:

  "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic"