Guest Post: World Bank Wants Control Of The High Seas

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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

World Bank Wants Control Of The High Seas

As a proponent of legitimate free markets, I am always up for a little creative entrepreneurship.  However, there is a considerable difference between building productive markets, and engaging in monopolistic piracy.  Global conglomerates and the elites that operate them have long been familiar with the pirate’s life, and not the fun filled adventure-time rope swinging swashbuckling brand.  In fact, it was elitists like Sir Francis Drake, commissioned by the English monarchy, who embodied this disturbing covert bedlam.  We’re talking murder, mayhem, and blood-money, folks!  So, it should be of no surprise to anyone that the thieving mercantile swine of our era are returning to the high seas to plunder once again, only in a much more subversive and devious manner.

This past week, World Bank President Robert Zoellick made his organization’s intentions for oceanic regimentation known, at least in a candy coated way, at the Economist World Oceans Summit in Singapore:,,contentMDK:23126775~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html

Over the last several years, World Bank has seen fit to insinuate itself into the environmental movement as a “bastion” of green ideology.  In reality, World Bank has long used the threats of environmental destabilization (some of them real, some of them fake) as tools for the centralization of resources into the hands of mega-corporations.  In fact, if one was to attempt to sum up exactly what it is that World Bank actually does in a single phrase, it would probably be “resource domination”.  This domination is achieved through the strict lending guidelines that sovereign countries have to commit to in order to attain financing from the supranational entity.

Like a greasy loan shark working for a hardboiled mob cartel, World Bank’s M.O. is to lend large capital packages (made with money or credit created out of thin air) which the target country and its government obviously cannot afford to pay back.  These loans often stipulate that the country relinquish control of its natural resources, the true wealth of the nation, over to international corporate bodies for “management”.  Through this process, World Bank removes competition from a market and hands designated companies (globalist front-companies) the keys to the kingdom. 

Environmental manipulation has been used in the past by World Bank as a cover for resource piracy.  Global corporations including Enron, Bechtel, GM, and Monsanto from the late 90’s onward have been handed coveted water rights to entire communities and nations under the guise of managing “water scarcity”.  This control of the water supply has extended even to rainwater collection.  World Bank’s argument in the case of water privatization was that monetizing the resource would create “incentives” for populations to conserve water.  That is to say, the higher they could increase the cost of water, the more coveted it would become, and the more careful people would be when using it.  This feudalistic idea was expressed clearly in a World Water Council (founded with the help of the Vice President of World Bank) document entitled “The Long Term Vision For Water, Life, And Environment”:

In 1998 the World Water Forum expounded a need for control and regulation over the planet’s water supply.  This meeting was packed with top multinational corporations and commissioned by a viper’s nest of global elites, including:

-Dr Ismali Serageldin (Commission Chair), Vice President, World Bank, and Chair of Global Water Partnership
-Margaret Catley-Carlson, President, Population Council
-Gordon Conway, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
-Mohamed T. El-Ashry, Chair and CEO of the Global Environment Facility
-Howard Hjort, former Deputy Director, FAO
-Enriquo Iglesias, President, Inter-American Development Bank
-Yolanda Kababadse, President, World Conservation Union
-Jessica Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA
-Robert S. McNamara, Co-Chair, Global Coalition for Africa
-Maurice Strong, Chair, Earth Council, member of Commission on Global Governance, and a chief adviser in charge of the UN reform process
-Wilfred Thalwitz, former Senior VP, World Bank
-Jerome Mondo, Chair of the Supervisory Board, Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux

In March of 2000, the forum made the following statement:

“Water is an economic good and its economic value should be recognized in the allocation of scarce water resources to competing uses. While this should not prevent people from meeting their basic needs for water services at affordable prices, the price for water must be set at a level that encourages conservation and wise use...”

This methodology of artificially raising prices through the issuance of securities to enforce a particular environmentalist ideal, in the end, has NOTHING to do with protecting the environment.  Essentially, it creates the derivitization of natural resources that is the calling card of globalized tyranny.  Cap and Trade programs were designed to monetize air usage.  Energy derivatives were used by Enron to allow easier manipulation of electric and oil prices.  Water privatization was designed to corporatize a free flowing resource and create artificial scarcity.  And now, World Bank wants to apply the same con game to one of the last economic commons; the ocean.  The only beneficiaries in these schemes have always been large conglomerates, along with a smattering of stock investors who revel in the idea of erecting entire markets out of absolutely imaginary products with no real inherent value.

As with water privatization, the flood of massive bureaucracy in the guise of corporate management over oceanic usage will only create a mind boggling maze of red tape that will thwart all business interests except the largest.  This is entirely deliberate.

Not only does it cause prices to rise to levels beyond what the impoverished (a global majority) can pay for a commodity, but it also squeezes out small business owners whose only advantage was the level playing field of an open resource.  On the oceans of World Bank, a small fishing outfit will have no chance to make a living, because the permit process, new taxes, and new legal requirements, will empty their bank accounts before they ever get started, leaving only the big boys to ravage the seas at will, and legally, because they will have paid the exorbitant fees for the right to do so.

There is also a very good reason why Zoellick at the World Oceans Summit mentioned fishery issues so often, and why he is so keen on the idea of international regulations on their operations. 

On dry land, companies like Monsanto are the slavemasters of food supply.  The centralization of national farming infrastructures has given these companies unrivaled power over how we eat, and thus, how most of the populace survives.  However, the ocean, an unparalleled food source, is still a decentralized region of production.  Anyone can fish it, almost anywhere, without having to ask permission from the government, or a private company.  This obviously does not sit well with World Bank, not because they fear overfishing, but because it provides a sovereign means of survival, allowing people to remain independent from the globalist system.

By utterly corporatizing resources that have through all of time been freely accessible to every human being, World Bank and the elitists they serve hope to build a framework for total centralization of all means of production and sustenance on Earth.  Does this sound like mad scientist stuff?  Absolutely.  Does that make it any less factual or terrifying?  Not a chance.

The real cleverness in using the environmental aspect of ocean management lay in the reality that there is, indeed, severe damage being done to many parts of the ocean’s ecosystems.  Cap and trade is based on the lie of anthropomorphic global warming and highly misrepresented data on the effects of CO2 (just ask any global warming enthusiast why NASA and the CRU have never released the source data for their experiments to prove that their claims are true).  The monetization of the air we breathe can be defeated in the minds of the general public for this reason.  But with the oceans, legitimate pollution is occurring.  This gives World Bank a much more tangible argument for supranational regulation in the name of environmentalism.  What people must realize, though, is that this regulation will have no effect on the deterioration of the seas.  In fact, it will likely hasten their destruction. 

The international nature of how the oceans are utilized also opens the globalization door to World Bank.  When a supranational entity is given de facto governance over a region that is used by all sovereign countries, it gives that entity the ability to interfere in the decision making processes of those nations without any input or respect to the people who live within them.  For Americans, this means being susceptible to laws created by men far outside our borders who we cannot vote in, vote out, or chase down with our pitchforks when the voting is rigged.  This has always been the goal of globalists; to create the most dominant and unaccountable ruling body in history, while at the same time convincing the masses that we cannot live without it.

At bottom, centralization is the foundation for the collectivist fallacy; that there is a “greater good” that must be maintained by the establishment.  This process makes the establishment indispensable in the minds of the public.  The elites in power today have chosen environmental dogma as their version of the “greater good”, because the “end of the world as we know” can be used to rationalize almost any brand of despotic behavior, from food and water rationing as a method for social conditioning, to population control or even depletion in the name of “saving the planet”.  Always beware the true motivations of any governing institution that seeks to assert itself as the purveyor of all that is “best” for the people.  Such groups are rarely if ever what they seem…

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lolmao500's picture

Of course they do! But beware the Wyoming aircraft carrier!

Wyoming House advances doomsday bill

State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.

Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.
trav7777's picture

lol...sounds like a plan!!

Hugo Chavez's picture

Wyoming needs an aircraft carrier? I thought they were safely landlocked? They gonna rent it out for parties or what?

Jena's picture

And it'll be anchored at the Tetons...

Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

Ahoy, New World Order g-men -- Cap'n Johnny Rotten and his mates welcome you aboard the good ship Venus. Secure yourselves a bunk and prepare to be boarded, rump swabs.

Michael's picture

“Water is an economic good and its economic value should be recognized in the allocation of scarce water resources to competing uses. While this should not prevent people from meeting their basic needs for water services at affordable prices, the price for water must be set at a level that encourages conservation and wise use...”

There are 97,110 Olympic size swimming pools of water on the planet for every person.

Thank God for the extended solar minimum.

JW n FL's picture

Joining Forces to Save the Seas: Unprecedented Partnership Has Potential to Transform Ocean Governance and Leverage Billions of Dollars for Ocean Health  

February 23, 2012 Statement from Conservation International on the Global Partnership for Oceans announced by World Bank President Robert Zoellick

Singapore/Arlington, VA — Following a presentation from World Bank President Robert Zoellick at The Economist World Ocean Summit in Singapore today, Conservation International announced its enthusiastic support of the Global Partnership for Oceans. The partnership, according to Zoellick, will be coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests, joining together to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, pollution, habitat loss and climate change.

"The bottom line is our lives depend on oceans, but we need to better understand them. We need to adequately value oceans and the benefits they provide, and act on this knowledge. If we don't do this, we and future generations of people will be hurt," said Conservation International Chairman and CEO Peter Seligmann. "I commend Robert Zoellick and the World Bank on taking a critical step to catalyze the funding required by governments, businesses and civil society to secure ocean health for us and our children."

Conservation International has already demonstrated a successful ocean conservation model in the field with its Seascape approach, which aims to establish responsible governance and recovering ocean health at a large scale (hundreds of thousands or millions of square kilometers) through collaboration among governments of bordering nations, stakeholder groups and partner organizations.

"This partnership is timely because oceans are under threat and have not been properly managed. Demand for seafood and other benefits from the oceans are growing while marine ecosystems are declining in health," said Sebastian Troëng, Vice President of Marine Conservation at Conservation International. "Conservation International has talented staff and strong partnerships around the globe, but no organization has the ability to singlehandedly resolve the challenges facing the world’s oceans. Working with the World Bank in this Partnership, we bring together governments, businesses, financial institutions and local communities to support healthy and productive oceans in a way we could not have done alone."

Over the past decade, Conservation International has catalyzed the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape (a collaboration between Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador); the Papuan Bird's Head Seascape (Indonesia); the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape (Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia); and the Abrolhos Seascape (Brazil).

"When the governance situation changes and countries establish marine protected areas, an average there is a 21 percent increase in the diversity, and a 28 percent increase in the size of the organisms inside the reserves relative to unprotected areas nearby," added Troeng. "Those same reserves have seen the tons of fish per square kilometer increase 446 percent on average. And research has shown that communities using marine protected areas have greater incomes, more diversified livelihoods and greater environmental awareness than nearby communities that do not have marine protected areas."

Conservation International is joined in this partnership by a number of developed and developing countries and country groupings, including island nations; non-government organizations and advocacy bodies like Environmental Defense Fund, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, Oceana, Rare and World Wildlife Fund (WWF); science bodies like the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); industry groups like National Fisheries Institute, and the World Ocean Council whose members rely on sustainable seafood supplies or are dependent on ocean resources; international organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The Global Environment Facility, Global Ocean Forum, GRID Arendal (Norway), the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the World Bank Group.


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JW n FL's picture



A growing concern among those interested in economic development is the realization that hundreds of billions of dollars are illicitly flowing out of developing countries to tax havens and other financial centers in the developed world. This volume assesses the dynamics of these flows, much of which is from corruption and tax evasion. What causes them, what are their consequences and how might they be controlled? The chapters by authors from a variety of backgrounds, including criminologists and practicing lawyers as well as economists, examine many dimensions of the phenomenon. For example, one chapter examines the political economy of the issue; to what extent is this the consequence of a more general failure of governance, so that it is more a manifestation of government weakness or can it be identified with a few specific features? Two other chapters examine major illegal markets (drug trafficking and human smuggling) to assess how they contribute to these flows. Other chapters are concerned with the corporate role in the phenomenon, particularly the possibility that transfer pricing (in which firms set prices for international trade among wholly owned affiliates) might play a major role in moving money illicitly.

which leads us to this lil nugget!


so plainly the "Audubon Society" Privatizes the Park(s) Land.. and then the "Audubon Society" sells the Privatized Land to Developers!

It is a really well funded Charity.. working with the State to Privatize "We the Peoples" Lands!

wake up folks!

trav7777's picture

no shit, really?  Wyoming is landlocked???

bertlahr's picture

Day After Day...


"betta get ready to tie up de boat in idaho"

Mad Max's picture

Idaho actually has a port accessible to oceangoing ships, at Lewiston.  Wyoming, not the last time I checked.

Uber Vandal's picture

Perhaps they were consulting the Edgar Cayce and/or "US Navy map of the North America of the future".

If one were to look at the location of earthquakes in the USA, the pattern of earthquakes on the map does somewhat resemble the outline on the "future map".


AnAnonymous's picture

Huh, plain to see. Wyoming needs a carrier.

Because it needs a naval base.

Oregon will have to provide the base.

Idaho will have to comply with military bases 'leasing' because Wyoming needs an access to its naval base located in Oregon to use the carrier Wyoming needs to have a naval base in Oregon.

This is how US citizenism works.

mkhs's picture

Congratulations!  Welcome to sentience.

bugs_'s picture

who wants to be the Deacon of the Deez?

xela2200's picture

They have a few lakes. They can have the carrier go up the lake and then put in reverse kind of like a kid playing with the car on the drive way.

pvzh's picture


Wyoming needs an aircraft carrier? I thought they were safely landlocked?

They will dig "Grand Canal" to The Great Lakes or right to Atlantic Ocean. Imagine the infrastructure spending and the immense recovery that follows... Krugman will be proud.

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

When Cali falls into the ocean, they will have access to a new inland sea ...

Taint Boil's picture



………… from food and water rationing as a method for social conditioning, to population control or even depletion in the name of “saving the planet”.


The herd needs to culled – well just as long as it isn’t me or my people. Maybe if I turn in some non-conformists from that evil Zero Hedge I can get myself placed on the “good” list. Hmmmm, and at the top of the list is ………


dark pools of soros's picture

No doubt this will all be controlled from Cheney's basement.. and they'll just park the Carrier in Bush's backyard port


also these forces will still put Israel's safety first



Vlad Tepid's picture

...they'll just park the Carrier in Bush's backyard port...

May I view this as a double entendre?

Prometheus418's picture

I guess I'm missing something here.  All that is fine, except that Wyoming is landlocked- why not buy tanks and anti-aircraft ordinance?  Unless they're intending to expand and take over parts of the West Coast, which I'm certainly not going to advocate.

I think they may have taken Jericho too seriously, and have the idea that Cheyanne is going to be the capital of some new ASA- their neighbors aren't going to like that much.

xela2200's picture

The problem is that you expect politicians to make sense.

rustymason's picture

Anyone remember the Jamaican bobsled team?

RiverRoad's picture

Wyoming's getting ready for the big one when Yellowstone blows.  Just don't want to call it values, ya know.

Cyrano de Bivouac's picture

I volunteer. The carrier will be based in Seattle.

engineertheeconomy's picture

not in the event of a collapse but WHEN the collapse comes

 Hats off to David for sponsering the bill

 For one they could start today by phaseing in a law requiring a percentage of products sold be "made in Colorado, USA"

 Next they should require that all gov agencies in operating in their state be 100% transparent, held accountable and be punishable by prison for wrong doing.

Those two alone would ensure that the wealth of Colorado stays in Colorado.  

AC_Doctor's picture

They can drink some piss water from my black rifles barrel!

HamyWanger's picture

I'm glad international organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations are finally acting to kill in the egg the odious "Sea Steading" project of the Friedman rejeton and his demented friends. 

It is NOT acceptable to simply refuse to pay your taxes and go elsewhere in the world to avoid prosecution. 

And please, spare us the whiny "I have the right to sign out of the system", or "I have the right to be here" child rethoric. 

lolmao500's picture


It is NOT acceptable to simply refuse to pay your taxes and go elsewhere in the world to avoid prosecution.

Like all the war criminals avoiding justice in America?

And in other news, you sound like a good little slave. I hope  you get peper sprayed and tasered by your gods, the fascist arm of the bankster government in Washington DC, the cops.

PaperBear's picture
Russia issues an international arrest warrant against George Soros

"The Russian Federation and its Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has issued an arrest warrant for noted financial terrorist George Soros."

"Russian Intelligence has fingered Soros for using cross-collateralized compounded Swedish and Danish foreign currency derivatives for the purpose of an attack on the Russian stock market."

"Note: Soros use of these cross-collateralized compounded derivatives utilizing Luxembourg banks violates the terms of the Basil II European Union banking agreement."

"Greek MP, Panos Kammenos, had reported on these shady transactions back in November, in a speech in the Greek Parliament. He stated that DEXIA, the failed Belgian bank, in collaboration with Papandreou's brother, had placed a huge sum of money against the fluctuation of Euro/Swedish Krona just days before the PM announced the referendum and the markets went haywire."

I don't speak Greek but Panos shouts nearly at the top of his voice during the video clip.

Matt's picture

While it is unlikely Soros will be arrested, at least with the Russians, you can be sure that if they want to, they will take him out.

Doña K's picture

Soros would be a nobody without politicians selling out. If zerohedgers wonder why and how the euro/USD and other pairs are fluctuating so wildly is because of insiders and various government spokesmen bet one direction on Friday and orchestrate headlines during the weekend which will violently reverse the trend come Monday trade. Classic text book manipulation

Defence? While such FX pairs are oversold or overbought, I take chances betting the other direction and wait for the spike. 

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Yes, the Russians DO have a reputation for taking "Executive Action" when it is in their interests..

Eally Ucked's picture

Unlike the US! What the fuck you talk about?

nmewn's picture

nmewn...Bounty Hunter.

I kinda like the sound of that ;-)

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

+ 1

Keep us in the loop re your adventures!

dark pools of soros's picture

what's a few destroyed economies between friends??

ozziindaus's picture

He was also indicted by France for insider trading and we all know about his hand in collapsing the Pound.

That motherfucker certainly has the US economy in his scope as the greatest of all honeypots, but the question is, where will he flee to?

Matt's picture

Switzerland. I mean, it worked great for Roman Polanski, so why not?

PaperBear's picture


European Interpol are preparing a RED NOTICE against Soros, Bushes and Clintons

Freedom Reigns 2-19-12 The time to stand is NOW!

The audio that begins playing at 9m52s reports that George Soros had attempted to launch an attack on the Russian Stock Market and the IMF and European Interpol are preparing a RED NOTICE against Soros and the Bushes and Clintons.

And it also reports that Greece has launched a class Action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan over the sales of bogus mortgage backed securities to the Greek government while at the same time 'shorting' these financial instruments from offshore hedge funds in the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands.

And it also reports that evidence will be presented of the billions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the neonazi Bush family and the Republican President Mitt Romney had parked in the Cayman Islands. These are all proceeds and commissions accrued from the illegal sale and marketing of these mortgage backed securities.

BlackVoid's picture

Lawsuits and warrants against the bank cartel.

LOL. It is as effective as trying to raise the dead with holy water.

RiverRoad's picture

Shining a light on cockroaches works though.

PaperBear's picture


We have to stand alone and then when we can stand alone, we can stand together

Freedom Reigns 2-19-12 The time to stand is NOW! part 4

At 7m55s into the audio a participant says 'We have lost sight of what the term personal responsibility means. In order to be free we have to stand alone each and every one of us and then when we can stand alone, we can stand together... That's what scares the hell out of the cabal, the bankers, the foreign owners of this country. The last thing they want is for the masses of the American people to actually wake up.'

I'm over in England and I am waking up and I am standing alone and standing together with you guys and I will not be divided from humanity by anyone because the next step is to be conquered.

Stoploss's picture

You just make sure you are fully stocked with popcorn by 3 nov.

Think for yourself's picture

What an amateur survivalist. A real man would plant some fields of corn, get a grain mill (cuz corn isn't only for popcorn), and get a few cows for butter. Might also want to plant a part of these fields with trees for firewood in the future. Lifetime popcorn supply!

Don't forget a bull as well, for working the field and future cow supply, and you're really set!

dark pools of soros's picture

you are too next level.. everyone could begin with the survialist starter pack:  1 goat