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Maduro and his secret service surely are no peace activists – as Gaddafi was no peace activist.

The question is: How many innocent lifes will it cost to remove this man and place all of Venezuela’s resources into the hands of US corporations?

It works Mafia Style: Economic Hitman

It is pretty well known – that Economic Hitman – fly down to a SouthAmerican countries (with resources!) – congratulate the president for his (legal or illegal) election – and present him with two choices:

either take a $bribe and cigars and enjoy the support of the US establishment and at the same time signup for a country enslaving debt or die in an airplane crash.

If he says yes – a huge loan in $USDollars (from IMF or WorldBank) that this country NEVER can pay back will be arranged to build infrastructure projects – of course ONLY with US companies like Halliburton and once it becomes clear that the country is highly in USDollar debt and can not pay back in a foreign currency that it is not allowed to print – the trouble begins.

Just like the mafia the Economic Hitman hit again and say: “look you can not pay back – so support us on the next UN vote or send us some troops – or sell us your resources really cheap.”

John Perkins – was such an economic hitman – working for “Chas T. Main” consulting group – sub contractor of CIA for the dirty diplomacy mafia style of work.

IMF debt strikes again against Ecuador:

Julian Assange hold hostage by debt of Ecuador to IMF

 

PDVSA (state run / owned oil company of Venezuela) will obtain access to those accounts only after the company comes under the control of Juan Guaidó, who declared himself acting president on January 23rd, or of a democratically elected leader.” (The Economist)

Blackrock, Fidelity, JPMorgan (Rockefeller) Ashmore bet on Venezuela

“Nevertheless, the transaction highlights the extent to which investors are willing to take on increasing levels of political and economic risk as they seek high-yielding investments when interest rates still hover near zero.

“There is a lot of interest in this trade,” said Carlos de Sousa, an economist at Oxford Economics, a research company based in London. “We are in a low-rate environment, and these are dollar bonds with really high yields.”

Among the large holders of Pdvsa bonds are BlackRock, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, JPMorgan Chase and Ashmore, an emerging market specialist based in London.”

Madeleine Albright says 500.000 dead Iraqi Children (from medical sanctions and embargo) was worth it wins Medal of Freedom (1992 removal of Saddam) 

Why is Iran GeoEconomical important?

Who controls oil – controls the world – if USA controls Iran it controls China (biggest customer)

The information gathered here is 99% copy paste of sources (src) around the net presented “as-is”, i can not proof its quality or truthfulness.

US wants to see Iran destroyed and it’s assets seized – because China starts to rival it and all nations are dependant on fossil fuels.

So oil and the control over oil and gas resources becomes a GeoEconomic decisive factor.

It is pretty funny – if you are the biggest economy in the world – you can threaten the rest of the world with economic sanctions – and most follow suit.

India follows, but China is not playing along with Washington demands for a sanction against Iran.

Iran is China’s biggest supplier of oil and “third-largest producer of the oil cartel OPEC” (src)

US Dollar Empire works via oil:

It would go down as “conspiracy theory” if not:

“The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending.” (src: Bloomberg)

Wikipedia says:

“The United States dollar remains de facto world currency.[1] Accordingly, almost all oil sales throughout the world are denominated in United States dollars (USD).[2] Because most countries rely on oil imports, they are forced to maintain large stockpiles of dollars in order to continue imports.”

History:

The petrodollar system originated in the early 1970s in the wake of the Bretton Woods collapse.

President Richard Nixon and his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, feared that the abandonment of the international gold standard under the Bretton Woods arrangement (combined with a growing US trade deficit, and massive debt associated with the ongoing Vietnam War) would cause a decline in the relative global demand of the U.S. dollar.[3]

In a series of meetings, the United States — represented by then U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger — and the Saudi royal family made an agreement.

The United States would offer military protection for Saudi Arabia’s oil fields, and in return the Saudi’s would price their oil sales exclusively in United States dollars (in other words, the Saudis were to refuse all other currencies, except the U.S. dollar, as payment for their oil exports).

By 1975, all of the oil-producing nations of OPEC had agreed to price their oil in dollars and to invest surplus oil proceeds in U.S. government debt securities in exchange for similar offers by the U.S.[4]

(src)

So buying and selling oil in anything but US Dollars weakens the value of the Dollar?

https://vimeo.com/309019510

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/31/690363402/how-the-cia-overthrew-irans-democracy-in-four-days

not so fun fact: Obama against suing Saudi Arabia over 911

there are blackened parts in the 9-11 report that probably have to do with Saudi Arabia.

A very close economic partner – with secret deals with USA – to uphold the US Dollar and USA will protect Saudi Arabia and it’s oil fields.

“Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA)

The bill has raised tensions with Saudi Arabia.[15]

When the bill was introduced,

Saudi government “threatened” to sell up to $750 billion in United States Treasury securities and other U.S. assets if the bill is passed.[16]

A number of independent economic analysts told the New York Times that Saudi Arabia would be unlikely to follow through on such threats, “saying that such a sell-off would be difficult to execute and would end up crippling the kingdom’s economy”.[16]

An official at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the state-run Saudi Press Agency on September 29 that the U.S. Congress must correct the 9/11 bill to avoid “serious unintended consequences”, adding the law is of “great concern” to the Kingdom.[17] (src)

The Central Bank of Central Banks – the BIS – formed 1930 – is still a hub for monetary policy.

“What if the renminbi becomes a key currency alongside the dollar and the euro?”

“Already some emerging market currencies are co-moving with the renminbi against the dollar.

“On current evidence, a renminbi zone would shrink the dollar zone, and widen its current account deficit.”

does not sound too good.

BIS Working Papers  |  No 762  | 20 December 2018 | by  Robert N McCauley and Hiro Ito

https://www.bis.org/publ/work762.htm

Abstract

“This study divides the world into currency zones according to the co-movement of each currency with the key currencies.

The dollar zone groups economies that produce well over half of global GDP.

The euro zone now includes almost all of Europe and some commodity producers, but remains less than half the size of the dollar zone.

The dollar zone share has shown striking stability despite big shifts across zones over time.

These include the demise of the sterling (GB) zone and the expansion of the DM/euro from northwestern Europe to Europe and beyond.

Global imbalances differ from a currency perspective.

In the 2000s, the dollar zone’s current account disappeared by the onset of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), even as the US current account plumbed all-time lows.

The dollar zone’s net international investment position also reached balance then.

Thus, neither flow nor stock readings on the dollar zone supported widespread predictions in the early 2000s of an imminent dollar crash.

In fact, most of the long-term widening of current accounts occurred within currency zones, where by construction currency risk is limited.

Our account of the dollar’s dominance rests not on the US economy’s size but rather on the size of the dollar zone.

(which translates into: the US Dollar / Euro / Linked currencies empire wants to expand)

In such a world, the rise of another large economy poses the question not of relative size but rather of re-alignment of third currencies.

What if the renminbi becomes a key currency alongside the dollar and the euro?

Already some emerging market currencies are co-moving with the renminbi against the dollar.

BRICS currencies” – alternative free trade zone:

  • Brazilian real (BRL)?
  • Russian ruble (RUB)?
  • Indian rupee (INR)?
  • Chinese renminbi (CNH)?
  • South African rand (ZAR)

‘The Johannesburg Declaration is unmistakable: “We recognize that the multilateral trading system is facing unprecedented challenges. We underscore the importance of an open world economy.”’

‘Relations such as these certainly do not include a superpower (USA) unilaterally imposing an energy export blockade – an act of economic war – on an emerging market and key actor of the Global South.’

‘The mere threat of a US attack on Iran has engineered a rise in oil prices.’

‘US reliance on Middle East Oil is going down while fracking – boosted by higher prices – is ramping up. The threat of war increases with Tehran now overtly referring to its power to cripple global energy supplies literally overnight.’

‘If there ever was a US attack on Iran, Persian Gulf analysts stress only Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela might be able to provide enough oil and gas to make up for lost supplies to the West. That’s not exactly what the Trump administration is looking for.’ (src)

“The shift demonstrates that China, Iran’s biggest oil customer, wants to keep buying Iranian crude despite the sanctions, which were reimposed after the United States withdrew in May from a 2015 agreement to halt Iran’s nuclear program.” (src)

On current evidence, a renminbi zone would shrink the dollar zone, and widen its current account deficit.

src: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/balance-of-trade

2004 U.S. trade deficit in goods $652 billion.
Of this:
  • $160 with China,
  • $75 billion with Japan,
  • $71 with the Euro area.
  • Think 50%, 25%, 25%.
“Potentially bad news for Japan and Europe rather than the United States.”

src: https://economics.mit.edu/files/739

911:

“In April, Saudi Arabia warned it would start selling as much as $750 billion in Treasuries and other assets if Congress passes a bill allowing the kingdom to be held liable in U.S. courts for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the New York Times.” (src: Bloomberg)

More History:

Drivers line up for fuel at a U.S. gas station during the worldwide fuel shortages caused by the oil embargo imposed by OPEC, circa 1974.
Drivers line up for fuel at a U.S. gas station during the worldwide fuel shortages caused by the oil embargo imposed by OPEC, circa 1974.

In October 1973, OPEC declared an oil embargo in response to the United States’ and Western Europe’s support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War.

PDF:

E. Altvater – Von der Währungskonkurrenz zum Währungskonflikt Altvater-Oelwaehrung.pdf

Links:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-05-30/the-untold-story-behind-saudi-arabia-s-41-year-u-s-debt-secret

Tweets:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/petrodollar

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran

May 2nd 1988: NewYork Times Thomas Friedman interviewing Kenan on the question of the expansion of NATO eastwards:

  • ”I think it is the beginning of a new cold war,” said Mr. Kennan from his Princeton home.
  • ”I think the Russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies.”
  • “I think it is a tragic mistake. There was no reason for this whatsoever.”
  • George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American diplomat and historian. He was best known as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion during the Cold War. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between the USSR and the United States. He was also one of the group of foreign policy elders known as “The Wise Men“. .(src)

https://youtu.be/8X7Ng75e5gQ?t=1360

2018: NATO is now even practicing war in Poland “Saber Strike 18 drill”

To put this into perspective, how would USA feel, if Russia would do military exercises – with 18.000 soldiers in Venezuela? It would be an outrage, US would be infuriated and feel threatened, huh? How come? Double standards?

also interesting: Pozner says, the coup of Yeltsin against Gorbachev was done – because Yeltsin was power greedy and first and foremost wanted to remove Gorbachev – to remove Gorbachev he had to remove the Soviet Union – no Soviet Union – no president of the Soviet Union (Gorbachev) (Yeltsin colluded with the President of Belarus and Ukraine to achieve this).

So you could say – the US did not defeat the Soviet Union – the Soviet Union was destroyed from the inside by someone willing to sacrifice it – to gain power.

In retrospect Gorbachev – which i regard as a very clever man – he was “the modern, friendly, open minded” face of the Soviet Union, he knew he would be going to be ripped off by the Americans for being almost too friendly and did it anyway (in an almost naive way, hence his still pretty poor ratings in Russia) – was challenged and almost forced by Yeltsin’s treason – to commit atrocities – to save the Soviet Union – which he did not decide to do – but could have done.

He could have ordered the military to simply shoot Yeltsin – as a traitor to the Soviet Union – on sight.

Tragically – Mr Putin is “the strong man” the Russians want – and hence it is “approved” that he kills whoever challenges him e.g. Boris Nemtsov.

(On 27 February 2015, the girlfriend survived, as sole eyewitness to the assassination of Boris Nemtsov. [5][6][7] Duritskaya, had been in a relationship for over two years with Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure to Vladimir Putin, and Russian military intervention in Ukraine.)

Had Gorbachev a sniper commando to shoot traitor Yeltsin – maybe the Soviet Union would still exist to this date.

So Putin does what he has to do to make Russia strong and united – even if that means killing people and sponsoring biker gangs.

Kremlin sponsored musical shows “the West” as “gay black man” in Sevastopol, Crimeapageant by the Night Wolves” a Kremlin-sponsored biker gang, in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. (src)

This is somewhat understandable knowing that the unity of Russia is at stake – so Putin tries to do all sorts of “rally behind the flag” events.

But the most important thing is: stay honest, stay transparent, stay fair.

Do not forget about the poor people living on the outskirts of Russia or fighting at the front of Ukraine.

At the same time Putin needs to be (financial) economically very clever to keep the Russian economy up and running and gradually move it off fossil fuels – that will run out some day.

fossil fuel trade war:

“As of 2013, the Russian Federation is the world’s second-largest producer of natural gas, producing an estimated more than 669 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas a year, and the world’s largest exporter, shipping an estimated 196 bcm a year.[1]

The Russian Federation provides approximately about 25% of natural gas consumed in the European Union; approximately 80% of those exports travel through pipelines across Ukrainian soil prior to arriving in the EU.[2] According to The World Factbook estimate, the country also has the largest proven reserves (48 trillion cubic meters [tcm]).[1] OPEC figures also place Russia first, with an estimated 49 tcm, 24% of the world’s proved reserves; however, BP estimates put Russia second behind Iran with 33 tcm.[3][4]” (src: Wikipedia)

Now we understand the “importance” of energy independence for all nations and the importance of Iran as “the” major source of natural gas to the  Trumpian-Rockefeller Washington complex that also want to turn as much foreign and domestic (fracking) oil and gas into Dollars and Euros as they can get their hands on.

US-General: Washington’s plan to take out 7 countries in 5 years – finishing with Iran

Also: Iran is technologically pretty advanced country so Israel (already having nuclear weapons) feels threatened by it.

Israel’s plan seems to be to weaken all Arabic states surrounding it.

This “campaign” was halted by Russia in Syria by backing Assad from the air.

This – of course – not only pissed off Washington but also Israel.

Strange: Pakistan the probably most conservative Islamic country you can imagine (a “somewhat-friend” of the US) has the technological skilled people to build it’s nuclear industry from scratch, never the less Israel and Washington ignore this threat and instead focus on the 7 countries mentioned by Wesley Clark? Why? Because it’s missiles can reach Israel, but not the US?

Or because it has no fossil fuels? (it would not “pay off” to make it an US-colony?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaheen-III#/media/File:Shaheen-III-missile-range.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaheen-III#/media/File:Shaheen-III-missile-range.svg

EMP expert and MIT graduate Matthew Stein is very concerned that something nasty will come out of Pakistan over the next decades.

sanctions, sanctions, sanctions: pissing of your friends

Germany and Russia had a very vivid trade relationships, which scared the US the most.

Germany now – at least partly – pretty pissed at its own obvious lack of sovereignty (it has no secret service that could protect Snowden, the only place Snowden is save, on this planet, is Moscow, because Russia’s KGB/FSB can compete with CIA and Mossad) – now again “the Western alliance” is tested – because Germany shall not trade with Russia but also shall not trade with Iran so Washington demands and commands.

I appeal to all US-thinkers: look how Obama has dealt with Russia. In a clever and intelligent way – not with arrogance and aggression.

China: the new challenger does not want to be UK or US colony.

China is “officially” a communist dictatorship – but has taken a very capitalist open free market turn – starting to gradually allow more freedom and capitalism in Hong Kong (former UK-colony) – then in the rest of the country.

North Korea wants to follow China’s example.

China’s economy has surpassed the US – which in return worries the US and Washington/Mr Trump tries to “pull the plug” on the Chinese economy, because (as Mr Pozner correctly stated) the US wants to stay the only unchallenged super power and the successor to the British empire and be the only leading-currency, the only currency in which oil is traded, and further exploit various US-Dollar-indebted colonies.

Back to topic:

Basically the Soviet Union was destroyed from the inside by too much greed for power – not from the outside – so you can not say – the US defeated the Soviet Union – it was  self-destruction from the inside and Gorbachev’s unwillingness to “restore order” with an iron fist.

About the Russian-American French Journalist:

Vladimir Vladimirovich Pozner (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович По́знер; born 1 April 1934) is a French-born Russian-American[1] journalist and broadcaster best known in the West for appearing on television to represent and explain the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.[2]

He was memorable as a spokesman for the Soviets in part because he grew up in the United States and speaks English, Russian and French fluently.

PS: Please do not think that i glorify the Stalinist Soviet Union, because according to one documentary it was largely build on slave labor (gulag).

The US does not enslave individual people directly in prison camps.

It enslaves whole nations by sending economic hitman to freshly elected presidents – offering a huge loan in US-Dollar this nation never can pay back – or threaten to kill the president in an “accident” (mostly airplane crash).

So a lot of presidents say “yes” – so US-companies come into the country and build US-infrastructure projects and when it is payback time, they hold the whole nation (Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay) in debt ransom.

“Support us militarily, allow us to put up a military base in your land, sell us your resources cheap, support us on the next UN election or hand us out this whistle-blower (Assange -> Assange) so we will let go of some of your debt” and so on.

This is mafia style.

Falling of the Berlin wall, not great for everybody:

For the record: Of course East Germans enjoy now more freedom – but they say: during the Soviet Union we were not allowed to travel and now we are allowed – but we do not have the money.

Even worse: Despite of the economic inefficiencies and lack of creativity – a lot of people lost their state guaranteed jobs/homes/meaning in life.

Money was NEVER the problem in the Soviet Union.

I witnessed a DDR/East-German family which did not cheer during the fall of the Berlin wall.

Exactly the opposite.

With the end of the Soviet Union this family also broke apart.

The father lost his job and was unable to adapt to capitalism and has gone insane also badly affecting the children.

He lives in a mental ill home.

The family is shattered forever.

Thanks for reading.

PSS: Germany wants to be friends with the US and Russia and China and Iran.

everything depends on balance.

Links:

an pretty interesting read – does the US see the EU and the Euro as an challenger?

After all EU is not able to protect “Snowden” – so how should this work at this point of development?

Also: Washington tries to destabilize the EU/Euro be it with the help of Goldman Sachs (fake Greece’s balance sheet to have it accepted into the EU)  or allowing an influx of African refugees by bombing away Gaddafi’s Libya. (France was happy to help)

https://steemit.com/usa/@suzi3d/the-agenda-to-destabilize-europe-how-the-usa-engineered-the-migrant-crisis-by-suzie-dawson