Saturday, May 28, 2022

Russia Moves To Withdraw From WTO, WHO

from Great Game India:

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in April that the government should revise Russia’s approach in WTO by June 1. Now it seems that they’re moving ahead with it as Russia moves to withdraw from WTO and WHO.

According to Pyotr Tolstoy, the parliament’s vice speaker, Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, will consider the country’s possible exit from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

What’s the Deal with Germany?

by Mike Whitney, The Unz Review:

Why is Germany sending weapons to Ukraine? Don’t they realize these weapons will be used to kill Russian soldiers? Don’t they realize these weapons will be given to Nazi combatants who tattoo swastikas on their arms and march in torchlight parades? Don’t the German people care about that?

In World War 2, the German Wehrmacht killed 27 million Russians. Isn’t that enough? How many Russians have to die to satisfy Germany’s bloodlust? Another million or so? 5 million? 27 million? How many?

What About… Ukraine Gold?

by Steve Brown, The Duran:

A subject you won’t hear much about – or anything about — in the western media, is about Ukraine’s gold. Since fiat and its derivatives rule the day, the popular belief is that gold is mainly a ‘quaint artifact’ of the past and plays no role in geopolitics. The foregoing is of course a totally incorrect CNBC-type take, as most popular beliefs are, so it’s no surprise that no mainstream commentator will address the subject of Ukraine gold. But gold is still a primary source for financial collateral among sovereigns. To put that another way, gold reserves may be a major contention between belligerents when those reserves are substantial and at stake.

SEEMS THAT PORTUGAL HAS 1/2 THEIR OFFICIAL RESERVES AT THE BANK OF ENGLAND AND THAT GOLD MAY BE COMPROMISED

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD CLOSED UP $24.20 TO $1841.95//SILVER CLOSED UP 34 CENTS TO $21.89//PLATINUM CLOSED UP $27.05 TO $938.90//PALLADIUM CLOSE UP $7.65 TO $2015.25//COMEX GOLD STANDING FOR MAY RISES BY A HUGE QUEUE JUMP TO 25,400 OZ: NEW STANDING 19.079 TONNES//SILVER ALSO INCREASES BY 40,000 OZ: NEW STANDING 27.95 MILLION OZ//SEEMS THAT PORTUGAL HAS 1/2 THEIR OFFICIAL RESERVES AT THE BANK OF ENGLAND AND THAT GOLD MAY BE COMPROMISED//COVID UPDATES RE THE GLOBE//VACCINE INJURIES/VACCINE MANDATE//5 COUNTRIES NOW HAVE CASES OF MONKEY POX//QUEBEC THINKS THAT THEY HAVE 27 CASES//BRIT MISERY INDEX WORST SINCE MARG. THATCHER//EUROPE AUTO SALES DOWN 20% IN APRIL//RUSSIA VS UKRAINE: MORE AZOVS SURRENDER//EXISTING HOME SALES PLUMMET TO LEVELS LAST SEEN TWO YEARS AGO

A “Smallpox-Like Virus” Has Now Spread To Spain, Portugal And The United States

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Is it already too late to prevent this new monkeypox outbreak from spreading all over the globe?  Cases have now been confirmed in the UK, Spain, Portugal and the United States.  A few days ago I warned that this outbreak could potentially develop into something big, and that appears to be precisely what is happening.  If you are not familiar with monkeypox, it is being described as a “smallpox-like virus” that produces some really nasty symptoms.  In particular, the fluid-filled blisters that it produces all over the body can cause victims to look pretty horrifying.  The good news is that monkeypox is not nearly as deadly as smallpox.  The death rate for smallpox in humans can be as high as 30 percent, but the death rate for monkeypox is usually far lower.

Ongoing Surrender “On Far Bigger Scale Than Kyiv Has Acknowledged” At Azovstal

from ZeroHedge:

Russia’s defense ministry has now revised the numbers of Ukrainian fighters to have emerged from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol upward to more than 1,700 soldiers that have left the plant. A new Reuters headline has stressed that there’s ongoing “silence from Kyiv” as the surrender is on a much larger than expected scale:

Moscow said on Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Mariupol over three days, including 771 in the past 24 hours, claiming a surrender on a far bigger scale than Kyiv has acknowledged since ordering its garrison to stand down.

RUSSIA VS USA AS THE USA WILL BLOCK DEBT PAYMENTS OWED BY RUSSIA: THIS WILL ONLY HURT THE WEST

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD DOWN $2.55 TO $1817.75//SILVER UP 4 CENTS TO $21.55//PLATINUM DOWN $17.65 TO $938.90//PALLADIUM DOWN $39.00 TO $2007.60//GOLD STANDING FOR MAY ROSE BY 10,900 OZ: NEW STANDING 18.289 TONNES//SILVER HAS ANOTHER EFP JUMP TO LONDON OF 125,000 OZ AS NEW STANDING DROPS TO 27.910 MILLION OZ//COVID UPDATES FROM SHANGHAI//NORTH KOREA HAS A MASSIVE INCREASE OF COVID CASES//COVID SHUTDOWNS FROM CHINA CAUSES MAJOR PROBLEM SHORTAGES FOR ITEMS SUCH AS MEDICAL IMAGING INGREDIENTS//RUSSIA VS USA AS THE USA WILL BLOCK DEBT PAYMENTS OWED BY RUSSIA: THIS WILL ONLY HURT THE WEST//COVID UPDATES FROM THE WEST//VACCINE INJURIES//VACCINE MANDATES//BIG PROBLEMS FOR SRI LANKA//USA COMMODITY PROBLEMS: DIESEL GAS, BABY FORMULA//TARGET SHARES CRASHES ON MARGIN PROBLEMS

Multiple governments commit to signing WHO pandemic treaty

by Keean Bexte, The Counter Signal:

Multiple governments have committed to signing the WHO global pandemic treaty, which will cede health sovereignty to the World Health Organization.

Who is supporting the WHO’s pandemic treaty?

UPDATE: India has joined the list of countries that support giving the WHO more powers.

At the second Global COVID Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “It is clear that a coordinated global response is required to combat future health emergencies. We must build a resilient global supply chain and enable equitable access to vaccines and medicines… We also call for streamlining WHO’s approval process for vaccines and therapeutics to keep supply chains stable and predictable. As a responsible member of the global community, India is ready to play a key role in these efforts.”

TV Presenter Warns of Severe Global Food Shortages

by Albert Turkington, Big League Politics:

While some circles on the internet have attempted to warn the wider public about the true consequences of the food shortages we have been seeing, it appears that it will most likely take a more mainstream figure sounding the alarm for this warning to reach a critical mass of the population. Indeed, while empty shelves at the supermarket might come across as a nuisance, the cause of these empty shelves could potentially, in the long run, lead to genuinely dire situations for large swaths of the human species. One somewhat prominent figure that has been the latest to join in on sounding this alarm appears to be TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Laser weapons used in Ukraine operation – Moscow

from RT:

Russia has developed its own anti-drone laser capability and is already using it in Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister Yury Borisov claimed in an interview on Wednesday. It has a range of 5km and was nicknamed Zadira, or ‘troublemaker’ in Russian, he said. He didn’t disclose any other details about the new device.

The revelation came as Borisov was discussing the advanced weapons being developed in Russia. He compared the new weapon to Peresvet, a laser system first unveiled by President Vladimir Putin in 2018, the exact purpose of which was not explained at the time.

India’s Central Bank RBI Warns Crypto Could Lead to Dollarization of Economy

by Kevin Helms, Bitcoin:

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has expressed concerns that cryptocurrencies could lead to the dollarization of a part of the Indian economy. “It will seriously undermine the RBI’s capacity to determine monetary policy and regulate the monetary system of the country.”