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Guest Post: Russia Is Dominated By Global Banks, Too

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Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market blog,

Numerous cultures have had holidays dedicated to the celebration of pulling the wool over the eyes of others, from the ancient Romans, to early Muslims, to medieval Christians, to Americans and Europeans today. As April begins, we once again turn a mischievous eye to the concept of the fool and, as always, each person seeks to be the prankster and never the victim.

Unfortunately, even the most vigilant of Americans can sometimes be led astray by a clever ruse, and I believe this is taking place today in the Liberty Movement’s perception of the rising “tensions” between Russia and the West.

In my article Ukraine Crisis: Just Another Globalist-Engineered Powder Keg, I outlined the history of false paradigms and engineered conflicts between numerous nations, including how these conflicts are exploited by global money interests to consolidate and centralize social and political power. The birth of communist Russia, in particular, was directly funded by Western banks and supported with arms and military aid from the U.S. government itself. These sorts of startling facts are not taught in schools and universities exactly because the continued dominance of the money elite relies on continued misrepresentations of legitimate history.

Many in the Liberty Movement have studied and are well aware of the central banking cabal and its stranglehold on the U.S. and Europe. But strangely, some people refuse to acknowledge the substantial possibility that global bankers are also in control of Russia and are playing both sides of the burgeoning economic war.

As the Ukrainian crisis festers and other dangers in the Pacific and the Mideast grow, an odd consensus among alternative analysts is taking hold — namely the belief that President Vladimir Putin and Russia represent some kind of opposition to globalization and the rule of corporate financiers. Perhaps moments in Putin’s rhetoric and the existence of media outlets like RT have seduced elements of the Liberty Movement into assuming that Russia is a “victim” in the grand schemes of Western oligarchy and that Russia is truly the "white knight", the underdog willing to stand up against the New World Order. I’m sorry to say that nothing could be further from the truth.

Russia is just as much a tool of the global elite today as it was after the Bolshevik Revolution, and Vladimir Putin is just as much a socialist puppet as Barack Obama. Let’s start from the beginning of the rebirth of Russia as a regional federation in the 1990s after the fall of the Warsaw Pact.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader largely credited with the ultimate dismantling of the Soviet Union and the rise of the “new” Russia, has long been a proponent of the “New World Order” (his words) and centralized global government. In an address entitled “Perspectives On Global Change” to the students of Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., Gorbachev argued that such a solution was necessary to safeguard “freedom.”


“The opportunities that existed after the end of the Cold War… were not used properly. At that same time, we saw that the entire world situation did not develop positively. We saw deterioration where there should have been positive movement toward a new world order.”

He continued:

“But we still are facing the problem of building such a world order. We have crises: we are facing problems of the environment, of backwardness and poverty, of food shortages. All of these problems are because we do not have a system of global governance.”

When asked in 1995 by San Francisco Weekly what Gorbachev meant by the phrase “New World Order,” Jim Garrison, the executive director of the Gorbachev Foundation stated, bluntly that Gorbachev wanted nothing less than global government.

"Over the next 20 to 30 years, we are going to end up with world government. … It’s inevitable. It will happen and become just as normal to have a relationship with the rest of the world as we now have, say, if you are a Californian and you go to Vermont."

Take note that it has now been almost 20 years since the Garrison's assertion and the motions towards a global currency are picking up great speed.  Gorbachev saw global government being achieved through international organizations like the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. But, is this vision of the New World Order limited only to Gorbachev and his inner circle? At the Gorbachev-led State of the World Forum in 1995, Council On Foreign Relations member Zbigniew Brzezinski had this to say:

“We do not have a New World Order. … We cannot leap into world government in one quick step. … In brief, the precondition for eventual globalization — genuine globalization — is progressive regionalization, because thereby we move toward larger, more stable, more cooperative units.”

In Zbigniew K. Brzezinski’s book Between Two Ages: America’s Role In The Technetronic Era, he elaborates on the ideology behind what brand of government the New World Order would be:

"The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty… More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken."

"National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept… Marxism represents a further vital and creative state in the maturing of man’s universal vision. Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief…"

Brzezinski seems to be in total agreement with Gorbachev, but why should anyone care what Brzezinski thinks about the future of American sovereignty? Perhaps it’s because he is a close and influential foreign policy adviser to Obama.

So we have now established that political interests on both sides since the 1990s have called for a New World Order and global government taking a decidedly socialist or Marxist form. Some people might applaud this kind of future, or they might despise it; but the fact remains that this plan is indeed being openly promoted and implemented by government officials and elitists in the East and the West. It is undeniable.

From its very inception, the new Russia was designed to become a catalyst for global governance, but global governance by whom? As they say, always follow the money.

Russia is more beholden to international bankers than perhaps any nation on the planet. After the collapse of the Russian economy and the dissolution of the old Soviet Union, the country was in dire straits. From 1992 to 1996, the IMF intervened in the Russian economy, offering more than $22 billion in aid (officially). This first loan package was presented as a failure when Russia defaulted on its debts, and loans from the IMF restarted through the late ’90s until this very day.

Many people are aware of the IMF involvement in Russia, but few know about the scandal surrounding where those IMF funds specifically went. In 1999, information was made public on the diversion of IMF cash into the coffers of Russian corporate elites, politicians, and even mobsters. This money was supposed to go toward the rebuilding of Russian infrastructure and economy. Instead, the aristocracy and criminal underworld were receiving a large cut of the funds.

The money was diverted and laundered through the Bank of New York, an institution founded in 1784 by none other than internationalist agent and central bank promoter Alexander Hamilton. The bank changed ownership through merger in 2007 and is now called The Bank Of New York Mellon.

The IMF’s first response to the scandal was to divert blame, stating that it had no control over the cash once it was in the hands of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). After continued revelations on funds being misused or disappearing altogether, the IMF commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to audit the CBR. The results of that audit have never been made public. However, in 1999 the Russian government admitted that it had hidden more than $50 billion offshore in a subsidiary bank in the Channel Islands. Part of this money came from IMF bailouts. The former chairman of the CBR, Sergey Dubinin, insisted that the IMF was fully aware of who the funds were going to.

Numerous officials from the chief state auditor to the minister of internal security to the prosecutor general of Russia had come forward with information that corroborated evidence that IMF money was being distributed to the wrong people. The chairman of the Duma Committee on Security stated that some of the IMF loans never made it to Russia. Rather, the money was pumped into the secret foreign accounts of Russia’s highest officials.

Despite all of the admissions and evidence, IMF auditors refused to cite any corruption or malfeasance during their investigations. One would think that they would do everything in their power to find out where their funds went and why. The reason for the cover-up is obvious: The IMF knew exactly who the money was going to. The first bailouts of Russia were designed to buy the cooperation of the Russian political and corporate elite and ensure that the future direction of the nation would follow the globalist plan.

Fast-forward to the present. Putin continues the subversive relationship between Russia and the IMF. In 2009, Putin called for the creation of a “super reserve currency” under the control of the IMF and using the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights basket as a foundation.

Why would Putin, a supposedly anti-globalist nationalist leader, want the IMF, a supposedly U.S.-controlled institution, to be the global purveyor and overlord of the world economy? It’s because the IMF is not a U.S.-controlled institution; it is a banker-controlled institution. And Putin is a globalist, not a nationalist.

The recent break of Crimea from Ukraine and secession to Russia was partly instigated by the vast concessions required by the IMF if loans to Ukraine were to move forward. One of these concessions included the handing over of Ukrainian gas pipelines to America’s Chevron. Crimean leaders accused Kiev politicians of selling out Ukraine to the global bankers.

However, it was actually Russia’s finance minister and Putin who first pushed for the IMF bailout of Ukraine. It was, in fact, Putin who wanted Ukraine to “sell out” to Western financiers.

Russia’s central bank is also a member of the Bank of International Settlements, the good-old-boys club of the international banking world. The BIS was founded in 1930 and served as the focal point of globalization until after World War II, when evidence arose that the organization had helped the Nazis by funding the German war machine, laundering money for Gestapo officials and hiding funds looted from Europe by the Third Reich.

Due to the scandal, the BIS took a back seat to the IMF and World Bank; but it still exists today. Carroll Quigley, Council on Foreign Relations member, elitist insider and mentor to Bill Clinton, had this to say about the BIS in his book Tragedy And Hope:

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank, in the hands of men like Montagu Norman of the Bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Charles Rist of the Bank of France, and Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbank, sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

Putin has been elevated to heroic status in much of the mainstream media over the years. TIME magazine, a long-running globalist publication, recently published a front-page article with this tagline: “America’s weak and waffling. Russia’s rich and resurgent — and its leader doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him.”

This cover was used by TIME in every country in which it is distributed, except the United States.

The Times of Britain named Putin “Man Of The Year” in 2013. In Liberty Movement circles, Putin worship has been growing to disturbing levels. I would say at least half of our movement truly believes Putin and Russia to be a guiding light in the fight against globalization and the New World Order. Unfortunately, many people look for heroes to save them when they should be looking to themselves. Putin’s nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize for his “intervention” in the Syrian crisis is celebrated by many freedom fighters here in America, when, in reality, the Obama Administration’s failure to achieve a war footing in the region had nothing to do with the actions of Russia.

Remember, Russia and the U.S. are nothing but false champions dueling in a fake gladiator match paid for by the IMF. The war against Syria was thwarted because the elites were unable to garner enough public support from the American people to make the action viable. Every engineered war needs a gullible percentage of the population to give it momentum. Why didn’t they get their following from the public? It was because of the tireless efforts of the alternative media.

It was the Liberty Movement that exposed the lies behind the Syrian insurgency; the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya; the CIA’s involvement with al-Qaida in Damascus, etc. It is the Liberty Movement that deserves the credit for disrupting the globalist plan to use Syria as a trigger event for a false confrontation between the U.S. and Russia. Yet many are cheering the elitist puppet Putin while he takes credit for our accomplishments.

The most frightening aspect of the false paradigm between East and West is the potential it creates for the co-option of liberty proponents here in America. If we allow ourselves to be suckered into cheerleading for Russia, or any controlled government for that matter, then we have lost. We will be swallowed up in the tides of war, while supporting false prophets and artificial protagonists. Our mission, the mission for a truly free and sovereign America, will be lost in the confusion and chaos of the global chess game. It is time to accept that the fate of this country and perhaps the future of human freedom rest solely on the shoulders of the resistance here at home. There is no nation out there in the ether of central banking that is going to help us. The sooner we come to terms with the reality that we are on our own, the stronger we will be when the fight begins.


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Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:30 | 4622990 MeMongo
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All of this makes Mongo wonder "who" the true, original Bolsheviks really were?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:34 | 4623005 El Oregonian
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Well then who's going to be Putin it into Barry if not Vlad?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:57 | 4623079 icanhasbailout
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Verdict first, write article later.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:16 | 4623119 BigJim
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Brandon??? What are you doing criticizing Putin on ZH??? Don't you know how much man-love there is here for this glorious embodiment of liberty?

Putin is our FRIEND! He will break the petrodollar and all our gold and silver will finally be worth a fortune! We'll be so rich we might even get laid!* 

Vlad hates the Ziobankers! He will deliver us because he CARES for the little guy! 

*assuming we can actually retrieve our phyzz after all those unfortunate boating accidents

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:21 | 4623163 negative rates
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Unfortunately these cats don't have what it takes today, to achieve that lofty goal, and won't be around tomorrow, to see it possibly happen.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:40 | 4623225 Sashko89
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Gorbachev and the zionist/communist revolution of 1917 were financed by western bankers. Russias central bank was created to fullfill the interests of the west true. However, Putin is not in allegiance with western bankers, and no one in Russia has any respect forGorbachev. The man is seen as a traitor. And if u actually look at todays policies of putin and russias central bank you'll see they are not controlled by the west anymore. Russia still has a central bank because very few Russians have studied Austrian economics unforanetely. This article is deceiving.


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:22 | 4623304 Pure Evil
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Uh, Gorby wasn't around until 1935.

1917 was the playbook of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, with a few others of course.

And, when did Austrian economics have anything to do with central banking.

You must be thinking Keynesian-ism and central banks.


So, who's the Debbie Downticker on the webpage?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:47 | 4623463 Sashko89
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"Pure Evil" you really are evil...


First of all i said they were both "financed" , I did not say existed in the same time... I think your smarth enough to understand that. Second Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky were all jews financed by other jews from the west. 


Thirdly austrian economis has a lot to do with central banking. It is the only school of economic thought that I know of that argues that we do not need to have a central bank in an economy! Idk if you have ever read an austrian economics publication? 


So to answer you question, "So, who's the Debbie Downticker on the webpage" ? You are my dear friend, you are i dicn't downtick anything but "Pure Evil".




Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:25 | 4623564 Pure Evil
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Thanks for the waste of time reading your drivel, now if I can only get back those 5 seconds of my life.

Stalin was not a Jew, Lenin was barely a jew, but yes, Trotsky was jewish. (of course these are not official sources)

As for the Austrian School of Economics:

"They are particularly critical of long-standing governmental incursions into the area of private money production, advocating instead the immediate abolition of all coercive legal tender laws and the return to full reserve - or free - banking, where the financial system is decentralized and not dominated or controlled by coercive monopoly government or a monopoly central bank"  


I think that kinda means they don't believe in central banking as we currently know it, as in, the Federal Reserve.

And, your sentence structure implies that you are linking Gorbachev and the Zionist/communist revolution of 1917 as being in the same time reference. Sentence structure and grammer do matter to really get your point across.

As far as being really evil, well that's not exactly true. I'm really pure evil, there is a difference, lets try not to equivocate on that.



Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:17 | 4623693 BellyBrain
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Good to see some common sense about Putin for a change.  This "east vs west" tension is being orchestrated, and we are all supposed to dance to their tune.  We need to tell them to shove their orchestra up their asses and quit fucking up the planet for everyone else.  Elitist assholes.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:18 | 4623804 MeMongo
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Pure evil bastard, you say Stalin was not a who, hardy frickin har. The one and only great Gen. George S Patton wanted to go all the way to be sure to take out that squinty eyed......who.... The tribe you speak of can be easily "sourced" and by any real free thinker can be summarily disseminated! Good try though;-)

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 15:52 | 4630329 ATG
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History rhymes

A sick FDR, with USSR troops 40 miles from Berlin, an army three times the West, gave Eastern Europe, 200,000 Kresy Poles who fought for the Allies with Slavs and White Russian German Prisoners of War to Stalin in Yalta, part of Crimea, for unfulfilled promises Poland would have free elections under the Soviets, who "only wanted a buffer."

Churchill believed that, because of Stalin's strong promises and admission of guilt over Poland, that Stalin might keep his word regarding Poland, remarking "Poor Neville Chamberlain believed he could trust Hitler. He was wrong. But I don't think I'm wrong about Stalin


14 Soviet Repuiblics were denied admission to the UN. Some of them are now NATO members

Citizens of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia were handed over to their respective countries, regardless of their consent

In the words of Admiral William D. Leahy, the language of Yalta was so vague that the Soviets would be able to "stretch it all the way from Yalta to Washington without ever technically breaking it."

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:10 | 4625583 Rafferty
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Stalin was not Jewish and you weaken an otherwsise good case through such factual errors.  In any event the Bolsheviks were dominated by enough genuinely Jewish figures such as Lenin himself  (spoke Yiddish at home), Trotsky, Kamenev, Zinoviev, Yorovsky and Sverdlov (who ordered the murder of the Czar's family).  Stalin himself had a Jewish wife and  the first Soviet commissariats were largely staffed with Jews.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 15:31 | 4630278 ATG
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Stalin was not Jewish

Stalin was conscious of being Georgian and was in a sense both proud of it and ashamed of it at the same time. In this way he is comparable to jews like Trotsky; whom he is frequently compared with, as he was a member of a minority that felt itself persecuted by the Russians and was allied with the jews against the Russians.


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:06 | 4623524 Againstthelie
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And Trotsky, on his way torwards Russia, had already been arrested in Canada, but thanks to some dubious intervention from New York was freed.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:19 | 4623807 MeMongo
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Sorta like Pollard that traitorous prick!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:13 | 4625610 Rafferty
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Who seems likley to be released soon, thanks to endless pressure from the Isreali Firsters.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:19 | 4623555 Redneck Hippy
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Zionist /communist revolution!!  Wow, did those zionists fuck up then.  Russia has been a very bad place to be a Jew.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:23 | 4623698 Againstthelie
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You mean the 90% comissars?

The liquidation of the Russian Christian middle class by Jewish Bolshevism?

Or Jew Lenins order against anti-Semitism?

Or the slaughering of the Christian Ukrainians by Jewish comissars?

The more than ten times overrepresentation in leading positions of Jews in the "worker's paradise"?

Or do you mean the autonomous Jewish Soviet Republic Birobidschan?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:46 | 4624064 Oh regional Indian
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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:56 | 4624073 UrbanMiner
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This article is yet another sad attempt to gloss over reality and provide cherry picked factoids without relevant context.

Russia is represented as a participating member of the BIS and takes part in gatherings of the 55 members, considering Russia's economic size and global position, membership in the G20, the UN and the BIS are pretty much a foregone conclusion. What the author fails to mention is that the policy of the BIS is manufactured by the governing body which consists of 6 member states:

BIS’s executive body is the Board of Directors and has 19 members. The Board has six ex officio 

directors, comprising the Governors of the central banks of BelgiumFranceGermanyItaly, the UK 

and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. The ex officio 

members may appoint another member from the same country to the Board. The Board can also 

include up to nine additional members elected from the remaining member countries. Meeting at least 

six times a year, the Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction and policies of the Bank as 

well as overseeing the Bank’s management. -

With regard to Russia's current IMF debt load, how much exactly would that be? Considering they paid off the balance early in 2005, 3 years before the due date for final payment -

If Russia was such a greased member of the financial cabal, why in the world would Russian foreign policy seek to thwart the imposition of western rule over Syria and Iran? The end goal is the participation of every nation under universal rule, as dictated by the governing members of the BIS, and requires complete subjugation by every major political and energy power on earth. Yet still standing defiant due in large measure to Russian 'meddling' is IranSyria and Hezbollah. Why would the hidden power of Zion delay their own crowning as masters of all the world's economies? 

This verdict by association article implies that Gorbachev supported the holy grail of Zion, global governance, and that by default Putin was also a pawn of the conspiracy, but where are the connections between the two, other than vague references to Putin's KGB background? 

To gain a perspective as to the attitude of Russian leadership one cannot look much further than its renewed outward support of the Eastern Orthodox religion, in contradistinction with the agenda of scientific materialism espoused by the Elite of Zion. Is this a black and white issue? Far from it, but there are general trends and social currents that actually do make sense if viewed from the proper perspective.

Finally, Putin's comments on a centralized basket currency system was also taken out of context. The collapse of 2008 had just occurred, the global monetary system appeared broken, the effects of the U.S. economy via the petrodollar system echo effect during the meltdown created an atmosphere of alternative currency ideas, and reforming an already existing institution that already had an architecture and framework was much more preferable to starting from scratch. In this respect the IMF, the UN, and G20 can in fact be organs of justice, and the reality is that the world economies are all destined to be linked in some way, so stability is a desire of all parties, the question remains, will these institutions prove equitable in their decision making process, or will a small clique of members hold the trump cards at all times? In this process Russia is an outsider, their call for a more equitable basket arrangement is in fact a workable solution, considering the proposal included tangible commodities. A very convincing article, with little correlation to a much more subtle and nuanced reality.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:32 | 4624101 runningman18
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"In this respect the IMF, the UN, and G20 can in fact be organs of justice, and the reality is that the world economies are all destined to be linked in some way, so stability is a desire of all parties"


This is where your theory falls apart.  The IMF has never been an "organ of justice".  Just look at how they fleece third world nations and throw money behind dictators.  They are the king loan shark of the banking world.  The fact that Putin continually throws his support behind them warrants considerable suspicion as to what his allegiances are.  Putin pushed for the IMF to take over economic management of Ukraine just weeks ago, so your assertion that his fealty to the global bankers is limited to 2008 is either misplaced or dishonest.  You are obviously paying too much attention to what Putin says and not enough attention to what Putin actually does.  Next you're going to claim that the Republicans and the Democrats are opposed to each other. 

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:03 | 4624685 UrbanMiner
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I'm talking about the organ itself, not the personnel, the IMF as an institution 'could' be used for positive development, I was clear about this occurring only if the reigns of power were dislodged out of the hands of a core group of insiders.I never once claimed that the IMF is an organ of justice, you seem to be a master of putting words in other peoples mouths. Did you even read what I wrote other than a cursory glance?

What Putin said regarding the Ukraine is akin to a husband and wife in turmoil, the wife is found cheating so the husband says something like, "Fine, go live with that asshole then, and tell him to pay your bills too". Russia had 15 billion lined up (3 billion already provided) before the unrest made it an untenable proposition. 12 billion of free money to the tentacles of Zion? You propose Russia foot the bill of the coup? 



Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:46 | 4625276 runningman18
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You said the IMF "could be" an "organ of justice", but let's set the meaningless semantics aside.  My point it that it never has been nor will it ever be a positive institution.  No institution based on the centralization of political, economic, or military power into the hands of an elite minority is going to result in anything less than disaster.  Russia is indeed footing the bill for the coup in Ukraine, at least in part, because they pay into the IMF.  This is what you do not seem to grasp.  The IMF is using capital from the East and West to create conflicts out of thin air.  Russia is just a chess piece in the game, and Putin is just a pawn.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:31 | 4625679 UrbanMiner
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Russia provides a pittance to the IMF, a mere token, the vast majority is footed by the U.S., and yes institutions can be converted into useful means, whether blood needs to be spilled in the process is the question.

No institution based on the centralization of political, economic, or military power into the hands of an elite minority is going to result in anything less than disaster. - runningman18

Which is what I've been saying. You lack nuance in every respect, you think because Russia is a member of these internationalist institutions, they somehow are the powerbrokers that decide the fate of nations...they do not belong to that group, sorry. They are viewed by the power elite as barbarians, and perhaps even as pawns, but the Russian pawn has morphed into a rogue Rook.

The Bankers play both sides, I understand your argument, but you fail to see the social currents of their agenda and how they have come upon rocky ground in greater Russia. The goal of Zion is moral decay, unlimited immigration, privatization of all assets, ie the destruction of statehood, yet Russia is doing the opposite on every front. Putin is no saint, you can't run a state without blood on your hands, but the vision of equitable relations coming out of the Russian camp is far more preferable to the alternative reality proposed by the 'chosenite' hierarchy.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:43 | 4627378 runningman18
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Now who's putting words in other people's mouths?  I never said Russia or Putin are "powerbrokers".  I did point out that the financial existence of the country relies on global banks, which makes it rather difficult for Putin to be objective in his relationship to globalism.  Russia is not doing the opposite as far as globalization is concerned, it is merely playing a different role from the United States.  Rogue Rook?  Please, I can barely contain my laughter.      Again, you are paying too much attention to what Putin says and not enough attention to what he actually does.  Every action Putin has taken works in the favor of global bankers.  Even his so called opposition to the West is just setting the stage for the IMF to take total control of the world's economies by creating a catalyst for the destruction of the dollar.  I ask again, if Putin is so "rogue", then why does he continually throw support behind the IMF?  Why does he continually seek more power for the international financiers? 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 01:45 | 4627513 UrbanMiner
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Your smugness of the facts, which are obviously very superficially gleaned, blinds you to your ignorance of nuance. Putin is a statesman, interacting with the global body politic requires deftness and compromise, working within the current structure is a situation of prexistent factors. 

I never said Russia or Putin are "powerbrokers".  I did point out that the financial existence of the country relies on global banks, which makes it rather difficult for Putin to be objective in his relationship to globalism. 

Let me be clear here, the Russian government, and Putin are pawns of the global elite, according to you, and are - by all media indications - a major player (power broker  - my words) in the destruction of the U.S. dollar, but they are only being influenced by their inability to remain objective? Just for the record, a power broker is an entity in a position of power who has the will and the capacity to exercise it, regardless of the motives. I'm not placing words anywhere, I'm using logic to deduce your position and it is fairly clear that you have no solution to provide because your use of logic is dull, reflective of someone attempting to use a stone chisel to perform heart surgery.

Russia and therefore Putin are indeed power brokers, but they are not the ones in charge of the IMF, or the international governing bodies, and I'm sure you recognize that, so please inform me as to where this relationship of global banking power and its control of Russia finds manifestation, who is pulling Russia's strings and how? What pressure is Putin bending to?

Regarding the IMF, Putin is one of the minority who criticizes the structure of the IMF and seeks to implement reform, but this is meaningless to you because the IMF is bad, and could never ever be utilized for anything productive....In fact maybe we should just rip it all down, all the institutions of global anything, lets rip them down, fuck it, just start over and torch the fucking place.....It's all just a stage for the Bankers anyways, their tools of power, their organs, nothing good can come of it....

Did you know that the internet, that double edged sword of communication technology and surveillance, was developed by the U.S. department of defense, the internet is bad. 

I'm not laughing out loud, I'm just shaking my head at your simplicity.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 15:00 | 4630218 ATG
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vague references to Putin's KGB background


“Mr. Putin is an intelligence officer and his specialty is what is called ‘human intelligence,’ so he had experience recruiting and running agents when he was in Germany and having these agents working for the Soviet intelligence apparatus,” he said.

“As such, I think he considers himself a judge of human character, and he took an assessment of [President Barack] Mr. Obama, [German Chancellor Angela] Mrs. Merkel and others and decided that this is a team he can play against and win”

To understand what is driving Putin with regard to Ukraine, just think back to the days when former Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, weakened both physically and politically, plucked Putin out of the KGB to become his successor in 1999.  

“It was very clear that he believed that Russia had gone through a period, -- a decade -- of socio-economic decline, national humiliation in the 1990s after the breakup of the Soviet Union”

Fast forward to 2014. After spending years successfully engineering a remarkable economic and military comeback, Putin revealed his intentions only days after Crimea was officially annexed.

His message: Russia’s period of geo-political retreat is now over


Putin and Crimea: A New World Order?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:04 | 4624148 runningman18
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People tend to catch the most flak when they are closest to the target.  Smith's article above is really bringing the trolls out of the woodwork.  I have to say, the contrary responses have been pretty predictable so far.  No susbtance, lots of anger, no real evidence to counter the position of the piece.  Vlad and the banksters have quite a few people suckered.  The East/West scam is no different from the Left/Right scam.  Thanks to Smith for pointing out what should be obvious to everyone.   

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:23 | 4623815 HardAssets
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Disappointing article.

Many of us have read/heard warnings of those that say Putin is just another member of the new world order crowd & not really a Russian nationalist. While this is a possibility, I haven't read where any of them provided solid evidence for that claim. This article is particularly bad. Come on now - using a supposed statement by Gorbachev to indict Putin ?  Weak.

I was hoping that the article would present strong evidence & logic for the author's claims. Its likely a very good idea to be suspicious of All politicians (especially those on the national and international scene). But this article was a waste of time.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:49 | 4623854 runningman18
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Excellent evidence in this article.  It's not just about Putin, just like it's not just about Obama.  Both men are puppets.  To focus solely on either of them is to miss the point.  Smith did a great job of outlining Russia's history of shady dealings with the global bankers through the IMF.  Putin's call for the IMF to issue the SDR as a global currency is evidence enough to implicate him, but then the author throws in the fact that it was Putin who first called for the IMF to take over Ukraine.  Putin is as NWO as they come. 

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:26 | 4623998 HardAssets
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Well, there's other ways at looking at it. Putin (and the Chinese too) have spoken about broadening the global reserve currency outside of just the US dollar. He proposed the ruble as a regional reserve currency too. Its also likely that the Russians have considerable gold. And, of course, they've set up the structure for doing direct trade deals between Russia & China, bypassing the US dollar for settlement.

I'm no fan of the SDR, but Putin's actions are consistent with someone trying to get out of being controlled by the dollar. And, at this point in time, what alternative would a national political leader be more likely to propose if wanting to get outside the dollar ?   Immediately going to a gold standard ?  Nations that propose that immediately get invaded.  Too much of an instant threat to the existing order.

As to Putin being a 'puppet' - - - of whom ?  And where's the evidence ?

Putin got in after Yeltsin and the oligarchs who stripped away Russia's wealth after the fall of the USSR. Everything I've read about him points to a him being a Russian nationalist. Maybe he's more than that, but haven't seen anything to back that assertion.

Story of the guy who helped bring Putin in :


P.S. - - - I'm not a Putin 'fan boy'. He appears to be a Russian nationalist. That doesn't mean he's the world's savior or Thomas Jefferson

He could be a Russian nationalist and forced to take actions designed to bring about his enemies broader objectives - - - such as the Japanese being goaded into attacking in order to bring the US into WW2.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:23 | 4624093 runningman18
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If Putin really wanted to get out from under the thumb of the global bankers then he would denounce the IMF instead of pushing to give them more power.  I have yet to see any Putin apologists give a rational explanation as to why he continues to throw support behind the IMF if he is such an anti-globalist.  

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:29 | 4626017 HardAssets
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That's like saying 'if you really wanted to stop your car, why don't you slam your brake pedal to the floor' ? Or 'if youre against the global banking cartel, why don't you immediately stop paying all your bank bills and taxes ?'

Because, you take the appropriate actions over time, as required and as youre able to implement.

The current global economic system is what it is. Putin, the Chinese, and a lot of others are questioning the role of the US dollar as the worlds reserve currency. He's also been voal and taken actions regarding the surrounding of Russia by NATO missile bases. Those are the actions of a Russian nationalist.



Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:53 | 4627395 runningman18
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Your comparison is mediocre at best.  What evidence do you have that Putin is breaking away from the IMF in any capacity?  What evidence do you have to contradict the fact that Putin has already called for the IMF to take control of the global economy?  If all you have are opinions and hypothetical fantasies about what a misunderstood guy Putin is, then I would have to say your position is inadequate.  Again, you have yet to provide any evidence whatsoever that shows Putin has a contrary or oppositional relationship to the global banks, while there is much evidence to suggest he is working with them, or even for them.  

Being against the U.S. dollar but for a global currency under the IMF is NOT the attitude of a nationalist.  Your logic is faulty, and conveniently dances around Russia's clear support for the IMF.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:34 | 4630155 ATG
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China and Russia both had total fiat currency destruction within the lifetime of those in power.

USA not so much since the Continental.

No wonder both are adding to their gold reserves, already 6th and 8th in the world

China gold demand second to none

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:05 | 4623094 NuYawkFrankie
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re All of this makes Mongo wonder "who" the true, original Bolsheviks really were?

Hint: Their descendants are now running the USSA... and they ain't Irish.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:06 | 4623116 MeMongo
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Frankie i'll double down and bet they aint Amish neither:-)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:15 | 4623121 NuYawkFrankie
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I hear ya MrMongo - comin' thru Loud'n Clear ;)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:16 | 4623148 disabledvet
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Maybe they're Snohomish?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:14 | 4623342 Pure Evil
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I didn't know they had a group of extra-terrestrials called Snohomish.

I thought they were called the Anunnakis.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:21 | 4623366 magpie
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Actually they aren't from Jupiter. They are Martians but not of the Reptilian or Draconian variety. Someone crossbred them with a spider species and the rest is history.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:26 | 4623386 Pure Evil
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So, if we're gonna go all conspiracy nuts here, then I can only guess you're talking about the Raëlians?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:36 | 4623425 magpie
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Should be interesting to watch how the aliens react to those people...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:21 | 4624213 free_lunch
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Freedom of Speech In The West Is Constrained By The "Conspiracy Theory" Label.

This label is the peaceful way of cutting off a heretic's head in the West. It is less savage than the Islamic method of dealing with heretics and blasphemous disbelievers, but it is just as effective.

People who use the label "conspiracy theorist" in a debate are intellectual savages who have the sword of error in their hand. They can't win the battle of ideas with rational arguments so they pull out their sword and tell you to submit to the official story line or face the axe of ridicule. The individuals who refuse to kneel are branded as "conspiracy theorists," and "crazy truthers."

An honest debater uses facts and logic to make his point. When facts and logic lead to unwanted conclusions the "conspiracy nut" is the emergency exit which has proven to be effective on small minds. This technique is used in other variations as well.

Kind of like a colored person that is caught stealing starts screaming "racism" when indicted, things turn around, now the victim is the one that has to defend himself proving he/she is not a racist, but solely a victim of a crime which happens to be committed by a colored person. All attention is diverted from the crime.

It is effective and will stay effective, simply because the masse are ******




Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:23 | 4630143 ATG
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The most effective antidote to ad hominem attacks including "conspiracy theory" is to calmly ask the attacker to document their facts that it is not a conspiracy.

Works every time.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:43 | 4626070 Rafferty
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The Bolsheviks were dominated by Jewish figures such as Lenin himself  (spoke Yiddish at home), Trotsky, Kamenev, Zinoviev, Yorovsky and Sverdlov (who ordered the murder of the Czar's family).  Stalin himself had a Jewish wife and  the first Soviet commissariats were largely staffed with Jews.  Almost all changed their Germanic real names to Russian names, e.g. Zonoviev's real name was Gershon Apfelbaum.


Many of their decsendants 'escaped' from USSR/Russia and landed in..........Wall Street!

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:59 | 4629956 ATG
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Stalin's jewish name was Joseph David Djugashvili (Joe Jewison)

At one time he used the name "Kochba", the leader of the Jews during one of the anti-Roman uprisings of the Jews

Georgians didn't change their names

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:15 | 4623472 Pseudonymous
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This is something everyone should listen to: (lecture by Antony C. Sutton).

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:00 | 4625850 Philalethian
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"All of this makes Mongo wonder "who" the true, original Bolsheviks really were?"

Professional liars and deceivers that ware masks well to hide behind. They also call money god, and profit from war and the deaths of millions of innocents. It has been a century of deceit.:


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:01 | 4630094 ATG
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Somehow it doesn’t dawn on them that maybe it is their unscrupulous behavior that is the cause of hostility towards them in the first place. Obviously introspection is not exactly a Zionist virtue

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:32 | 4622996 Pumpkin
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Putin and those bankers are one.  Or the bankers would be dead.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:43 | 4623033 NOTaREALmerican
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Or Putin would be dead?

That's the interesting thing about top 1%, tough to know whoz da bitch.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:39 | 4623835 TheReplacement
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Certainly a man like Putin would play along but always have an eye for the opportunity to grab more control or weaken his rivals.

These people are evil.  They may cooperate to extend influence but at some point they will butt heads as their influence bumps into someone else sphere.  We're due for a WW.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:02 | 4624197 mc225
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yeah they're on another level but it's never like they're all sitting around the campfire singing kumbayah and eating s'mores.


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:56 | 4623071 Henry Chinaski
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Putin and Obama are bankers' tools.

fixed it

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:56 | 4623073 McMolotov
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One must be either a first-class asshole or a first-class ass-kisser to get to the upper echelons of power in this world. And while I don't see Putin as an ass-kisser, that doesn't mean he's immune from "taking orders" from someone above him.

That said, there's always the possibility that there's a legitimate schism within the global power structure and that this isn't all just a ruse — in which case disorganized chaos will be substituted for the usual controlled chaos we've come to expect from the powers-that-be.

Good times for everybody.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:21 | 4623164 disabledvet
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You seems big 'ol 'merican Flag jammed in the ground on the border of Ukraine and Russia and you'll see something more than "Bankers" and "Globaloney Elitism."

Lebanon currently is housing a million refugees from Syria.
You're trying to tell me that was part of a "plan"?

That's a friggin powder keg ready to explode.

I do agree there is no sign that Putiestan is going to actually cut off the oil or natural gas.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:22 | 4623167 negative rates
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Where there is smoke, there is fire.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:50 | 4623266 Not Too Important
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It's all very simple, really. I can't believe no one has put this together.

The ozone layer is just about gone - worldwide. Fukushima is going to kill Japan within a few years, and North America is directly downwind. Canada and the US will die soon after Japan does. As Japan dies, there won't be anyone left to take care of the reactors that are still there. They will start to pop off relatively quickly. Then the US and Canadian reactors.

There will be tremendous suffering. Obamacare already shows signs of not treating cancers.

The Bankers are simply getting ready for the end phase of reality. Their plans have gone to hell, but they will do everything they can to see to it that they are the last ones alive.

There is no 'off world' escape, no 'nuclear radiation free' bunkers, it's all downhill, and picking up speed. They're trying to consolidate what's left of the dwindling energy resources, and will make their last stand in the Southern Hemisphere somewhere.

It's all one giant 'circle the wagons' before the massive waves of cancer and cardiac failure hits. The rising Infant Mortality Rates are showing millions of babies above average not being born. This will only increase across the Northern Hemisphere, as it moves into the Southern Hemisphere.

We as a species have about 200 years left, at the most. The Bankers will drive over us as they speed out of town. All the news on ZH about the massive corruption, the blatent criminal actions that go unpunished? They don't give a shit anymore what anyone knows, and killing hundreds of millions of people to get what they want is standard policy. Has been for over a century. Now we're moving into the billions.

We are all fucked. Hedge accordingly.



Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:02 | 4623306 MeMongo
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Well too impotent, thats a cheery lil outlook but the 200 years left is kind of optimistic don't ya think? Shit my Mongo's jaded ass is hoping to get through to see frickin 2020.....hedge accordingly! Bitchez:-)

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:40 | 4624239 Reptil
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The long term perspective isn't exactly rosy, no.
A little reality I found:

Herman J Mueller discovered in 1927 the following: ARTIFICIAL TRANSMUTATION OF THE GENE by radiation (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1946) There was the Geneva Summit 1955, about the "peaceful" use of nuclear energy. Mueller wanted to present his report in which he had calculated that people in 200 to 300 years - by the current radiation - will have genetic damage as the most affected survivors of Hiroshima. These people, in 10 generations, would have to work only for one thing: To obtain the means to take care of their suffering. This is what Mueller wanted to tell, BUT the AEC (Predecessor of the NRC) gave him no talk permission. [cut for brevity]

Reason for me to put more effort in, there's nothing to lose. Giving up is not my style. ;-)
I'm not quite sure how to hedge this. Thoughts? (Cans of beans only last a few decades.)
I'd propose we find out WHY they did this, and are still doing this (sheer madness). I don't buy the "unintended consequences of stupidity and greed" anymore. There's patterns, and methodical planning visible, which means "intent".
Time to become more less reactive, more proactive? ;-)

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 00:11 | 4627417 Anusocracy
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Unfortunately, like any true believer with an agenda, Mueller lied.

Radiation's Big Lie
Did a Nobel laureate knowingly lie about the dangers of radiation in 1946?

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:23 | 4629950 ATG
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Military, UN, WHO say DU/rad safe.

Not so:

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:00 | 4623648 Incubus
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The way they allow you into power is to get some dirt on you.  Or, you force your way into the upper crust.


I don't know if Putin assholed his way to the top--but if he didn't, he rode some varying amounts of dick on his way to the top.


in the end, it's all hegelian, and sisyphean. no matter who wins, we lose. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:44 | 4623846 TheReplacement
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Excellent observation.  These people are no different than kings, emperors, or warlords.  They want power and they really are willing to have people kill each other so they can have more.  Some are not like this.  Those that are not will be eaten by those that are.  A lot of us will die so that power can be consolidated in fewer hands.

One might call it evolution. 

Evolution sucks.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:42 | 4629923 ATG
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Bog rules

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:37 | 4623003 TheGardener
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I don`t play chess. Only games I always win. Or Russian roulette the American way; no empty chambers...

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:37 | 4623011 El Oregonian
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No-no-no, that is only reserved for those bankers with a conscience.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:24 | 4623174 negative rates
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Nope, just a book and a year, and a 4th place finish.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:40 | 4629918 ATG
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33 Sochi medals, 13 gold, the most

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:34 | 4623007 Karl von Bahnhof
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Poor Brandon,
He is lost in his box. He cannot even find way out.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:54 | 4623064 Ignatius
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Everything there but the "so neener-neener".

Vlad's a strong leader, but also a killer, though he seems to kill with more discernment and discretion.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:41 | 4623024 NOTaREALmerican
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No,  REALLY?    Huh.   you mean all the smart-n-savvy people are in on this scam?   Nooooo....

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:46 | 4623044 Mercuryquicksilver
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Is Russia part of the IMF and World Bank? Therein lies the answer.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:37 | 4623831 Flagit
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Member Countries

The organizations that make up the World Bank Group are owned by the governments of member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organizations on all matters, including policy, financial or membership issues.

Member countries govern the World Bank Group through the Boards of Governors and the Boards of Executive Directors. These bodies make all major decisions for the organizations.

To become a member of the Bank, under the IBRD Articles of Agreement, a country must first join the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Membership in IDA, IFC and MIGA are conditional on membership in IBRD.

In tandem with the IMF, and in consultation with other World Bank Group staff, the Corporate Secretariat Vice Presidency coordinates the process for new membership and maintains the information relating to the status of membership which includes the membership lists.

imf - Russian Federation June 1, 1992

world bank - Russian Federation, Jun 16, 1992


Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:15 | 4630124 ATG
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Recalls Groucho Marx re clubs

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:48 | 4623048 Goldilocks
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Singing in the Rain - Good Morning !! (4:45)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:50 | 4623053 Charles The Ham...
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I wouldn't underestimate a former Viking tribe. They have Iran and Syria by the balls. Even we couldn't accomplish that. The free shut army grows stronger by the hour, soon we will all need to learn Cyrillic script and Chinese to be able to understand what our currency values are.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:57 | 4623075 AssFire
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Yeah? Well, you know, that's just like uh, your opinion, man.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:52 | 4623060 falconflight
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Whudda thunk, Brzezinski, an openly hostile JewBasher is calling for world goberment.  I guess he's a double, double operative for the ZOG.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:02 | 4623098 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  I guess he's a double, double operative for the ZOG.

And,  when you get into those you double double agents you never know if you coming or going, twice.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:10 | 4623129 falconflight
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I can hardly recall a single federal elective official that doesn't to various degrees, tacitly or otherwise, support a demunition of American sovernity.  Please excuse the poor spelling

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:47 | 4623259 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  American sovernity

Hmmm, if you are including going into debt as "demunition of American sovernity" then, ok.

Most politicians aren't all that bright. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:03 | 4623104 MeMongo
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Falcon you may be on to Mongos original query! It just might be the "who's";)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:54 | 4623065 Henry Chinaski
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When the US knee-jerk reaction is to provide economic aid to the Ukraine (who owes Russia), it is a foregone conclusion that the banks are running the show.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:55 | 4623067 magpie
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Then the sanctions must be fake

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:02 | 4623100 NOTaREALmerican
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Unless, the sanctions are part of the devious plot. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:07 | 4623118 magpie
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Even before the Ukrainian government was overthrown, there were theories of a Syria-Ukraine swap by the NATO and might also just be an oil dump and pump though (agreed on by all parties behind the scenes).

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:30 | 4623403 Pure Evil
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Plus an opportunity for NATO to swoop in and take all the gold.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:56 | 4623069 Confused
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"Why would Putin, a supposedly anti-globalist nationalist leader, want the IMF, a supposedly U.S.-controlled institution, to be the global purveyor and overlord of the world economy? It’s because the IMF is not a U.S.-controlled institution; it is a banker-controlled institution. And Putin is a globalist, not a nationalist."


Yes. But the US is a banker controlled institution as well. So. We are back at square one. All governments are linked in that simple respect. Which by extension makes them all evil. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:59 | 4623084 NOTaREALmerican
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Free money (aka debt) has a way of making people want to do bidness with those who can supply free money (aka debt).

Even nationalists oligarchs. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:14 | 4623341 james.connolly
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Who are the 'bankers' code for what the IRA?

Russia/China has long wanted IMF-SDR.

ZH has long said "destroy the FED",  but when asked replace it with what we only get 'gold' or 'bitcoin' from ZH, but let be understood, that ZH is working to destroy the FED so it can be replaced by IMF-SDR.

Who run's IMF? Why the United Nations, who run's the UN? Rockefeller/FORD,... BIG-OIL. USA base corporate Fascists created it back in 1940's.

"FREE MONEY" is about right, now the USA via the FED can created INFINITE FREE FIAT, ... and hand it out to the world.

Russia/CHINA would like to see a 'transparent' organization to DUMP free fiat to all country's on an equal basis. They also don't like the USA having all this power.

Why would they trust the IMF? Probably because the IMF is closer to their hearts, as the IMF is ran by techno-fascists, and not by political unicorns.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:34 | 4623417 Pure Evil
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Please provide links from ZH showing their written support for the IMF-SDR, much less wanting to replace the FED with BitCoin.


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:25 | 4623485 socalbeach
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Good idea, but maybe he was talking about the ZH comment section.

I still greened him since he's one of the few if only commenters who realizes Russia supports the IMF-SDR since it would provide extra demand for rubles since rubles would be part of the new SDR.  Money printing by central banks acts as revenue to the state.  So if the ruble were say 5% of an SDR that's 5% of a lot of money Russia would get to print -> extra "real" revenue to Russia. And less for the U.S. since presumably countries would stockpile new SDRs as opposed to dollars.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:48 | 4623618 Pure Evil
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Not to disrespect you, but I was asking the blogger to post links to his innuendo that ZH supported the IMF-SDR and bitcoin.

Has ZH posted multiple articles on the IMF-SDR and bitcoin, yes they have, but I have yet to see them pick a side one way or the other. Maybe I'm wrong, and if I am, provide the proof (links), else shut the fuck up.

But, I'll be one of the first to admit to thinking that along with the US and Europe being controlled by the NWO, but also the Chinese and Russians are in on it as well.

Personally, I think Putin is a high ranking member of the Freemasons while the Chinese essentially have their elitist societies that use the Communists in the government to control their population.

The only reason the current Chinese president is cracking down on corruption is because he wants to steal the wealth of other oligarchs in order to redistribute it to his cronies.

And, while they try to sell the NWO to the mundanes as a peaceful and altruistic organization to be run by the UN. Behind the scenes the whole purpose is to enslave the world population, extract as much wealth as possible from the serfs, engage in wars to decimate the population when necessary, and create various methods of statist propaganda and brainwashing to control the worlds populations.

All we have to do is study the end results to know what were the original intentions. Obviously this leaves us quite a few steps behind oligarchs.

Every once in awhile they allow us to read between the pages to see what their true intentions are, just like they did for Winston Smith in 1984, but they never give us the whole story. They seduce us with trollops then cart us off to room 101 to be re indoctrinated or assassinated in the basement of the Lubyanka.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:24 | 4623651 socalbeach
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Understood.  I was giving him the benefit of the doubt since it doesn't look like English is his first language. So I was just speculating that when he was referring to ZH he meant ZH commenters like you and me, not ZH blog posts. If not then I agree with your request for links, I don't think there are any.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:14 | 4623897 james.connolly
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Your one of the few commenters here that understand what the hell is going on.

Resident Evil is a house troll, so I will not respond to IT. I don't feed house trolls or unicorns.


My OC question wasn't answered...

"Who are the 'bankers'"


ZH has a hard-on for "BAN the FED", TPTB has planned all along IMF-SDR to replace the USD, ZH ( OP's & Trolls )only talks about GOLD&BTC, ... IHMO the switcha-roo by design has always been been demonize the FED, and slide the GIMPS into IMF-SDR.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:20 | 4629990 ATG
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:00 | 4623091 cossack55
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Except Bhutan and maybe Iceland.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:06 | 4629875 ATG
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Banker = debt usury finance

Russia mostly not debt financed

Some bankers may see that as an opportunity until they grasp the deep Slavic hatred for Jews

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:56 | 4623074 NoWayJose
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The difference is that the banks control Obama and the US Congress. Putin can still wave his hand and get a bank to not make loans in Western currencies.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:57 | 4623077 falconflight
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Judging by the unfavorable 1 to 5 star People's vote, if nothing else, the author exposes the cretin Putin Rusty Trombone Brigade that hangs out at the ole ZH bathhouse.  :)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:56 | 4623492 X_mloclaM
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it's not quite like that, as they're deprogramming during a 'national upswing', its tougher

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:57 | 4623078 NuYawkFrankie
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Brandon, I'm afraid you've 'lost the plot'.

Too bad bro... you coulda been a contender

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:17 | 4623318 james.connolly
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The reason that Rabbi Brandon doesn't get respect is that he is a Tyler Unicorn.


When Unicorn's diss real bears, its not a pretty sight. Is PUTIN human? Do oligarch bankers run USSR&USSA fuck yes.


Has not China/Russia all along said that they support IMF-SDR, hell yes. Why? Because everybody wants equal access to an INFINITE HONEY-POT of free FIAT. Well they buy off PUTIN? Well they bought off Gorbachev. If history means anything at all.

Putin's about ready to retire, why shouldn't he retire like everyone, like a billionaire, of course PUTIN could demand to annoited a trillionaire, ... and that might be why he's holding out.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:59 | 4623083 JR
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It’s very true that international bankers have been front and center in most of the world’s trouble spots and even have worked for both sides in major wars. The Ukraine crisis, however, has a different twist, because the international banks now desperately need to salvage the EU and an expanded IMF if they are going to save this EU puzzle piece for a world government.

For a patriot such as Putin that would mean the eventual sacrifice of Russian sovereignty; and he ain’t gonna do it.

The one word to take issue with in this article is “dominated.” If present day Russia was dominated by the major banks then there would be no Ukraine crisis and there would be no Russian resistance to Ukraine’s potential entry into the EU and encirclement by NATO.

The Russian resistance is directly against the international bankers. Putin is known for his aggressive opposition to the robber barons - Abramovich, Khodorkovsky, Gusinsky, Berezovsky – “who took control of the Yeltsin Administration in 1996 and looted all of Russia’s wealth from oil to aluminum… not to mention taking control of all of Russia’s mass media.” Today, says Brother Nathaniel, "in Putin’s Russia Jews do not hold a single position of civil or political authority. “The same,” he says, “cannot be said of America.”

Is that not proof enough that the bankers do not dominate Russia?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:49 | 4623209 layman_please
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EU will be united by the eastern threat. Nothing consolidates better than common cause (enemy) and what else than conflict could serve that purpose. War path is so damn obvious if you have payed any attention to the news about the build up of tensions across the globe and this is not due to happenstance. Globalist need to complete their trilogy of WW so they can introduce the global governance which sheeple will be crying for after everything has been destroyed once again. Even if Putin is not part of the bunch, he still has been played perfectly as conflict is the objective.
Only reason the war is not imminent is because people have to be conditioned first, step by step. We are back to pre 1914.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:56 | 4623285 JR
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Nonsense. The bankers are losing this game. And they are up against a patriot. And they don’t understand that. They can lie all they want, but Putin is highly regarded by his people, he has moral principles and he has a nuclear-powered military at his disposal.

Two former German chancellors already have expressed understanding of Putin’s positions,  underscoring the German sentiment that this tension is not only bad for business but it’s  bad form.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:19 | 4623330 layman_please
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Bankers have and have had plans for generations. They have dealt with patriots before. Of course if this (Putin the Patriot) is what wish to believe. Even if so, I can still see so many ways they can take advantage of Russia's proud. They can't lose until people like you will face the reality, that everyone is being played.

What use is there for a nuclear-powered military against the international bankers? They will only welcome it. Hell, they invented those tools, along with money out of nothing and politicians for hire. Wake up!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:00 | 4623397 magpie
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The bankers have given themselves 20 years to smash Russia, India and China.

This is the outcome of primarily the US and Canadian tptb wargaming a nuclear first strike and discovering, that despite all purported space and anti-missile weaponry they will lose. The saga of the hijacked plane has to do with this btw. The passengers are the Eastern survivors of Ragnarok - occult signals and whatnot - Asia having sustained 200 million casualties but nearly everyone in North America dead.

They no longer tolerate any slight deviation from their concept of the NWO - the one where the USA is a Stalinist state policed by NATO and UN troopers.

Of course the other side has (several) NWO-like plans, with collusion by Western finance interests, and without.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:15 | 4623528 layman_please
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If one wants to find the real enemies of the international bankers, look for the central banks independent from their system (BIS) as the article also pointed out.

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws", applies also for the policy, i would add.

Russia, India and China are not real nation states, as geopolitical, cultural and ethnic entities, so are they really the enemy of the international bankers? It really doesn't matter as their leaders are as psychotic as the international bankers. For them all, war is the solution.

And make no mistake, tptb are international bankers, so they have no affiliation to usa or canada or to any other country or people. West has served their purpose and they will be let them burn in nuclear hell without any remorse.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:20 | 4623557 magpie
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Ironically, the bankers demand a higher price than financial integration and are thus encountering increasing pressure and countering forces...i guess they feel that those countries have not been sufficiently broken/broken in for their uh tastes, ergo they will ride their US police pony a little longer. Or try.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:18 | 4626289 Rafferty
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 tptb are international bankers, so they have no affiliation to usa or canada or to any other country or people


mmm.......not even to a certain small country in the eastern Mediterranean?

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:03 | 4629854 ATG
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Aaron Burr 1

Alexander Hamilton 0

How many bankers suicided lately?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:00 | 4623089 Antifaschistische
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The only item I'd question is that of Putin's motivation for IMF relief for the Ukraine.  

I do not credit this to a Putin Globalist Agenda...I credit this to Putin believing that Russia would receive the IMF dollars secondarily.

Putin will be a globalist when it's to Russia's favor, or a nationalist, or (fill in the blank).  That doesn't make him bad...I wish America had a leader that was concerned about doing what's advantageous for America's future.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:22 | 4623812 SAT 800
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Of course; that's the actual metric, the actual pivot of the teeter-toter. We all are pining for a leader that would be a patriot and have the interests of the American People first in his priorities; but this is exactly what we don't have; and Putin looks like a normal rational person who doesn't want his country divided up or sold off to some internationalist cabal; naturally we applaud him. I applaud him. Not forgetting Edward Snowden, for one moment. The monster now has an enemy; a counterweight, and that's a good thing.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:02 | 4623096 TN Jed
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I think it's less about outright approval of Putin and more along the lines of enemy of my enemy kind of thing.  You can only have the crap kicked out of your liberties for so long before welcoming ANY kind of intervention which distracts the Eye of Sauron for a moment.


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:57 | 4623284 layman_please
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The question is, what will you, americans, do about it? Will you take advantage of that distraction or will you also sit this one out, hoping for some foreign agent to hand back your liberties on a silver platter?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:02 | 4623305 TN Jed
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That is THE question isn't it?  When grassroot movements are hijacked into controlled opposition, comms monitored and the masses sedated with moar we seem to be left with sarc tags and posturing.  IDK

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:31 | 4623389 james.connolly
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That's about right, the only OPPOSITION you see is 'controlled' opposition, go off controlled opposition, and you will be deleted or banned.

/sarc, /snide, /stupid is all good, but /acerbic and you could very well see death.

Is USSR really any different than the USSA?

Hell GORBY sold everything long ago that wasn't tied down in the USSR, and return GORBY got the best land at the Presidio (SanFran), this was all +20 years ago.


The Unicorns say "If  you don't like Cass Sunstein style control, then go create your own website", the trouble is if you create your own website, its the equivalent of modern protesting in the USA, where they put you in a caged area far outside of town, and call it a PROTEST-ZONE, but protest in town like OCCUPY and you will be arrested.

Create a website that isn't sucking up to GOOGLE and the GOOGLE Cass Sunstein rules of engagement, and you are ranked to the 'invisible world'.


Want more truth? Have a beer, and remember that they can't kill an idea, and eventually the bears rip the faux unicorns symbols off the pussy's and bears will eat said unicorns.

Lastly, remember all the unicorns have is their red-arrows and their ability to ban/delete those who tell the truth, they don't have truth, passion, or conviction on their side, only their nature to be Unicorns ( fairy boys ).


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:39 | 4623411 layman_please
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It seems so, but on the other hand, internet is the genie not going back to the bottle, at least not without a fight. People are wising up, which is absolutely unprecedented, but not near the critical mass, unfortunately.

Obviously, internet is a double sided sword (NSA, disinformation etc), so which way it will swing, is yet to be seen.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:50 | 4623752 TN Jed
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One strategy I've pondered is the analogy of sacrificing a pawn or letting go of the rope in a tug-of-war.  Simply give in to whatever it is they want as quickly as possible and let them do what they do best with power which is, abusing it.  Fan the flame instead of fighting it and maybe a wildfire will take hold that gets everyone hot.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:18 | 4623803 SAT 800
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But you're forgetting we have a Liberty Movement"; with little Brandon, who saved Syria all by himself; and they're going to make everything alright. LOL.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:17 | 4623549 KickIce
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Agree.  I have no doubt that Putin is held accountable by oligarchs, what makes the Ukraine situation so volatile is the oligarchs from the west stepped on the toes of their counterparts from the east.   I have felt from the beginning that Putin has had support from the Russian elite; the only question is how much free reign he has.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:47 | 4623626 nmewn
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Not much, IMO.

He was hand picked by the inner circle (Kremlin). Yeltsin resigned as President and basically handed the job to Putin.

Around 39 minutes in...


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:04 | 4623658 KickIce
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I imagine you're correct, the main message the Russians want to convey is "Do not fuck with us".  Still some big egos, mainly on the US side, that got their asses handed to them.  Probably why Obama was out playing golf during a couple of the meetings.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:15 | 4623685 nmewn
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Personally, I don't know which versions of theft & corruption is more darkly entertaining, oligarchs & cronies enriching themselves off of Gazprom or

But only one is still a viable, profitable concern.

So I gotta give that one to Putin ;-)

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:01 | 4629962 ATG
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Still some big egos, mainly on the US side, that got their asses handed to them


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:02 | 4623097 F0ster
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The Liberty Movement and Alternative Media are America's greatest assets. We're the frontline for truth. 100 years from now when the USSA is ancient history. Liberty in the USA will be alive and well. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:04 | 4623111 falconflight
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Thanks for the positive encouragement.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:16 | 4623798 SAT 800
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Oh kiss my ass. Liberty Movement. What a joke. Don't forget to believe everything your "leader" tells you; mr. "Liberty". You wouldn't know the truth if it bit you in the ass.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:03 | 4623102 Winston Churchill
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I am weary of exactly this possibility however Brandon gave no facts relating to Putin at all.

The banking cabals control by debt, and I don't see any debt they can use for leverage

here.Of course oligarch work/thru' with Putin,he is one himself, but I don't think they are

western oligarchs.The billionaires I come across and deal with in my business are from

several countries, and are quite nationalist in outlook.Not the consensus view here on

ZH, by thats my experience after dealing with some of them for over a decade.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:04 | 4623109 william114085
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when Khordorkofsky went to prison for fraud and tax evasion, why didn't the state (putin) step in and take his oil company? Because Putin's bosses stepped in and took over the company.....

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:51 | 4623263 UselessEater
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Eventually Rothschild's name had to surface. Thanks for the link.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:32 | 4624520 Thought Processor
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Great link william.  Thanks for that.


Let the shit show continue.............

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:36 | 4623976 Urban Redneck
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You have a poor grasp of facts and an even poorer grasp of history.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:30 | 4624097 Fractal Parasite
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The real reason  Khodorkovsky was arrested, by Nikolai Starikov:

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:39 | 4624556 Thought Processor
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Yep, simple transfer of assets.  Albeit thru a multi step process, set up on purpose to avoid backlash from the Russian public.


Pretty slick slight of hand.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:08 | 4623122 kurt
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Got it. Stop cheerleading for Russia. So, war, then. 

Suck it history boy.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:41 | 4623230 falconflight
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Is that what you got outta the author's essay?  Young Pioneer wannabe?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:25 | 4623702 kurt
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Well, your scholastic-ness, umm, wtf is Young Pioneer? It may be a little esoteric. Wait, this just in...


...You're a Dick!





Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:10 | 4623131 nowhereman
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If you think that Russia today is anything like the old Soviet Union under Krushchev you are kidding yourself.  That's what the MSM and the West want you to think, that's the story line behind the sanctions.  This article is total Bull Shit, and the smarter ones here know it.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:05 | 4623315 sickle77
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But Putin is a Stalin revivalist...

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:14 | 4623144 gorillaonyourback
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I would agree with this aitho0 years ago. BUT PEAK OIL AND PEAK EVERYTHING HAS MADE IT EVERYBODY FOR THEMSELVES. So i have read carrol quigly first ed. Antony suttun and others. I remember that gift to the russian by clinton. I truly believe there is no more unity by global elites would continue but i am typing on phone

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:17 | 4623146 logicalman
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An American psychopath is about the same as a Chinese psychopath is about the same as a Russian psychopath is about the same as ............

To paraphrase Mr. Carlin, it's a big club and if you ain't a psychopath, you ain't in it.


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:22 | 4623160 Omen IV
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this article is a crock !

RUSSIA has 6.6 millon sq miles with a conservative value of 100+ trillion in probable reserves of: oil, gas, iron, copper, diamonds etc etc etc  > "ONLY" 146 million people - WITH EDUCATION AND SERIOUS IQ > 

Russian government debt is less than 2.5% of GDP - less than $45 "Billion" in total versus USA at $17 TRILLION and 102.0% of GDP and the EU in bankruptcy - countries and banks -  except for germany

Russia also has low "private" debt for corporations and very low for individuals as well not so in USA or europe

so the banks are of no consequence - Putin deliberately paid off the debt recognizing the potential NATO attack he has today from the west

Russians will go their own way with a new currency and strategy - they dont need the west for financing

how many gold mines yet to open in Russia?


Thu, 04/03/2014 - 20:30 | 4623399 JR
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Your material is exact in every detail. And I might add, Mother Russia is the land providing a place for a young man to lay his weary, noble head, Edward Joseph Snowden.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:46 | 4623598 layman_please
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Russia, with 1/8th of the land on this planet, has the potential to be the wealthiest nation in the world, but instead it's 8th, with 1/8th of US economy. This tells me something is very wrong with that country.

I would point my finger at soviet mentality and corruption as I have lived under it. I guess it will take few generations to disappear, but I'm not so sure about the love for the totalitarian leaders, which is intrinsic to Russian culture and people. Apparently they never experienced the rule of law, not even the illusory one.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:13 | 4623669 813kml
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But, the Liberty Movement saved Syria.  It has to be true, it says so in the article.

From all outward appearances, Putin seems to be acting in the best interests of his country and people.  Integrity confuses Americans, who automatically assume that all the world's politicians are lying sacks of shit like their own and so Putin must have ulterior motives.

As you noted, Russia's natural wealth is immense.  I'm sure that the banksters have been beating down his door to throw trillions in cash advances.  If Putin had wanted to sell out, his people would all be driving diamond-encrusted Ferraris down gold-paved highways and he would have a 105% approval rating. But Putin hates banksters for their raping and pillaging after the fall of the Soviet Union and wants to keep the wealth for Russia and its citizens.  Alien thinking to most Americans.  Plus, he is already a billionaire so bribes are pointless.  He is also deeply Christian and has probably read warnings about moneylenders in the Bible.

This article has more holes than Swiss cheese, but I want to touch on the Gorbachev stuff that is taken way out of context.  Gorbachev is an idealist, much like Jimmy Carter, and as such his use of phrases like "New World Order" and "global government" should be seen in that light.  Gorbachev was talking about a world where all men (and women) were seen as equals and enjoyed the same rights regardless of country or creed.  Basically, "I Have a Dream" shit filtered through a few vodka martinis.  A fantasy land that has a functioning UN.

Unfortunately, that vision directly conflicts with the bankster value system because residents of Utopia probably wouldn't carry a credit card balance.  So, it's back to business as usual where second and third world countries will continue to be sweatshops and garbage dumps for the West.  Enjoy!!!

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