Thursday, April 9, 2020

Trump Moves To Crush British Coup Attempt

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

President Trump’s historic declaration Monday that critical FBI and DOJ documents related to the Russiagate hoax be declassified “expeditiously,” as has been strongly suggested by this organization as well as many of Trump’s defenders in the Congress, must constitute the “beginning of the end” of the British coup attempt against the U.S. government headed by Donald Trump.

Trump’s order mandates the release of key portions of the application for a FISA warrant to spy on a member of Trump’s campaign committee — and therefore on Trump’s campaign itself — a warrant which extended well into Trump’s presidency in 2017. This declassification will expose the fact that those who filed the application were committing a crime, since the only source for the claim of “Russian collusion” was the dossier compiled by British MI6 official Christopher Steele, a dossier which was known at the time by all involved to be unsubstantiated garbage, not to mention that it had been paid for by for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Doug Casey on Peace in the Korean Peninsula

by Doug Casey, Casey Research:

Justin’s note: An “Era of Peace” has begun.

That’s the news coming out of the Korean Peninsula. Two weeks ago, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in held a historic peace talk at the North Korea–South Korea border.

It was the first such meeting in 11 years. And many people think it will bring an end to their longtime standoff.

I recently called Doug Casey to figure out what this means for the region and the rest of the world…

THE INDIAN INVESTOR: The Major Wild Card In The Silver Market

by Steve St. Angelo, SRSRocco Report:

There’s a sleeping tiger in the silver market, and it isn’t the Chinese.  While the Chinese continue to acquire a lot of gold, they aren’t that interested in silver   However; it’s the Indian investor who is has been the dominant player in the silver market.  Why?

According to an article published last year on LiveMint.com, “Silver is so ingrained in Indian tradition that the country’s currency, the rupee, is named after ‘Rup,’ the Sanskrit word for silver.”  How interesting.  I have been doing research in the silver market for over a decade, and I just found out from this article that India’s currency, the Rupee, is named after silver.  It just goes to show, we learn something new every day.

Economic Doom: China Says That There Will NEVER Be A Trade Deal Until The U.S. Agrees To Their Demands

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Unless someone backs down in a major way, this trade war is going to last for a very long time, and the Chinese have made it exceedingly clear that they are never going to back down on the core issues.  So that means that the only way out is for President Trump to back down, and with an election looming in 2020, his advisers are telling him that now is the time to be very tough with China.  Bernie Sanders and other top Democrats have staked out positions that are just as tough on China as Trump is being, and so if Trump backs down now he will be absolutely hammered by the other side for being weak.  But if investors become fully convinced that a protracted trade war is in our future, that could be enough to set off a new financial crisis and throw the global economy into a tailspin.  It definitely looked like we were headed for a major economic downturn anyway, and so this trade crisis could certainly be more than enough to push us over the edge.

Kim Dotcom affair: Why should we care about his possible extradition to the US?

from RT:

The founder of file-sharing service Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, has entered the final appeal battle to try and challenge his extradition to the US, where he faces decades behind bars for copyright infringement charges.

The appeal hearings kicked off in New Zealand’s Supreme Court on Monday. If the appeal fails, it will be up to the country’s interior minister to decide whether to actually greenlight the extradition.

Dotcom has resided in New Zealand since 2010 and the US case against the Megaupload founder has resulted in a lengthy extradition battle. While it was greenlighted in 2015, it has been repeatedly appealed in various courts since then, ultimately getting to the top judiciary.

European Banks – The Next Crisis – The Unseen Cause in Plain View

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

The clouds have not lifted from the heart of the financial center within the European Union on the continent. The origin of the next crisis is unseen yet in plain view if you care to look. Ten years since the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the core fundamental problems in the banking sector have not yet been resolved and still fester beneath the surface. Indeed, following the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, a financial tidal wave swept the world. The collapse of the mortgage backed securities market in the States, set off a contagion where the crisis spread at a rapid pace around the world. European banks tried to compete with New York adopting similar carefree lending. In the end, the Draconian measures from Brussels and constantly adding regulation to all levels of business mixed with tax increases, prevented the economy itself from truly recovering only further preventing a bank recovery.

The Federal Reserve had pumped in $250 billion into its big banks and Hank Paulson, I believe, allowed Lehman and Bear Sterns to collapse to reduce competition for Goldman Sachs eliminating two of the five investment banks. The entire affair was set in motion by the Clinton repeal of Glass-Stegall at the recommendation of the father of negative interest rates, Larry Summers.

In Germany, the second-largest bank, WestLB, and Hypo Real Estate (HRE), which had been the largest real estate finance provider, vanished from the financial landscape as did Lehman and Bear Sterns. “HRE and WestLB were the most difficult cases,” remembers Christopher Pleister, the head of the A bailout fund was created in Germany that ran between 2009 to 2014. The fund involved nearly a dozen banks putting in more than €200 billion of equity, guarantees and protective shields.

They are today still “too big to fail” and “too big to jail” so nothing has changed on that score. For until the money coffers are full again for a bailout fund, the risks remain simmering for the next crisis to be far worse next time. The interdependence between states and their banks has not changed. Government still needs the banks to exist themselves. Consequently, national interests prevent the crisis mechanisms from truly policing the practices and the banks are actually disappearing from the market as regulation destroys liquidity in the financial sector. The back offices have growth to exceed the front office doing the business, raising costs dramatically thanks to regulation. When the next financial crisis comes, there is a serious question as to can the system ever hold again?

While every financial crisis typically emerged from an origin that is overlooked or not anticipated, the fundamental causes are usually the same. There is no appreciable risk management that comprehend cycles and each crisis is typically set in motion by the solutions applied to solve the previous crisis. This is the true over-arching issue that is never considered because those applying the solution lack any comprehension of the dynamics of the economy as a whole.

The solution of negative interest rates has set in motion a coming crisis in pensions. As banks now anticipate that the ECB will finally reverse its policy and raise rates, they are dumping government bonds by the truck-load. Higher rates simply means a bond crash. Even the portfolio of the ECB will lose countless billions.

Read More @ ArmstrongEconomics.com

ANOTHER RAID ORCHESTRATED BY THE CROOKS/GOLD DOWN $18.00 TO $1193.85/SILVER DOWN 31 CENTS TO $15.00

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

ITALY GIVES AN ULTIMATUM TO THE ECB TO LOWER THE SPREADS BETWEEN ITALIAN BONDS AND GERMAN BUNDS: GOOD LUCK TO THEM/BIG STORY OF THE DAY: HUGE CONTAGION FOLLOWING THE HUGE DROP IN THE TURKISH LIRA: THREAT OF CAPITAL CONTROLS WOULD WIPE OUT ALMOST 500 BILLION USA (AND EQUIVALENT) DEBT/EMERGING NATIONS CURRENCIES CLOBBERED TODAY INCLUDING THE SOUTH AFRICAN RAND AND THE ARGENTINIAN PESO/PETER STRZOK FIRED/MORE SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

Strikes On Syria, White Helmets, Skripal Poisoning, Assange Isolation, Transatlantic Trolls & The Mainstream Media In Meltdown: Part One

by Adam Carter, Disobedient Media:

To say things have been a complete mess is an understatement of epic proportions. The amount of lies, revisionism, misrepresentation, and chicanery on display by those trying to promote and justify the US, UK and French strikes on Syria has been incredible to observe.

Implausible Narratives Seem Plausible When Alternatives Are Omitted

If you rely almost solely on the mainstream media for your news, you may be under the impression that assigning guilt to Assad is the only logical conclusion as to who is responsible for the latest (alleged) chemical weapons attack, even though, as special forces chiefs, ambassadors and others have pointed out (some even being shut down by mainstream press before they could say too much),the narrative we’re being fed makes no sense. It would have been a highly counterproductive thing for the Assad regime to engage in.

A Glimpse Of The Dystopian Future Our Big Tech Overlords Desire

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by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

This Orwellian clip a visitor to China recorded while on the Beijing-Shanghai bullet train gives a solid picture of the type of future society our Big Tech overlords want to create in America.

From Business Insider:

In the video a female voice announced over the intercom in English that people who travel without a ticket or “behave disorderly” — like smoking in public places — would be “punished according to regulations, and the behavior will be recorded in individual credit information system.”

FED’S WILLIAMS SIGNALS THAT THE FED MUST ACT QUICKLY TO LOWER RATES

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

SENDS GOLD UP DRAMATICALLY IN THE ACCESS MARKET/ GOLD UP $5.55 COMEX TO COMEX / THEN UP ANOTHER 20 DOLLARS IN THE ACCESS MARKET//SILVER UP 24 CENTS COMEX TO COMEX AND THEN ANOTHER 14 CENTS IN THE ACCESS MARKET//CHINA USA TRADE TALKS STALLED//THREE BIG IRANIAN STORIES FOR YOU TO GLEAN OVER///SWAMP AND EPSTEIN STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

PANIC IN DC … & BEYOND

from SGTreport:

Michael Moore’s new anti-Trump movie was dead on arrival at the box office, it’s clear that there will be no “blue wave” in November IF the integrity of US elections is maintained. Also the “PANIC IN DC’ is palpable AND spreading… all the way to the UK and the British Crown.