Tuesday, May 21, 2019

There is a Coup Underway Against President Trump

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouchePac, SGTreport.com:

In a desperate attempt to defend its collapsing “Russiagate” narrative, the Washington Post launched an attack on The Nation magazine for its August 9 article by Patrick Lawrence, “A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack.”  Lawrence’s article, in the most prestigious left/progressive magazine in the U.S., broke the attempted media blackout of the memo sent by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) on July 24 to President Trump, which effectively refutes the claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, allegedly through “hacking” Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails and releasing them to Wikileaks.  Despite more than twelve months of non-stop charges against the Russians, and claims of Trump’s collusion with Russia, not a shred of hard evidence has yet been presented to back these allegations, which are at the heart of the coup plot being run against the President.

The Nation article was followed by a prominent story in Bloomberg News and one in Salon magazine, which both reported on the Nation article, and the VIPS memo, and how it challenges the narrative that Trump owes his election victory to Putin and Russia.  That story was concocted by leading figures in British intelligence, and leaked to the U.S. media by corrupt elements of Obama’s intelligence team, led by the trio of Brennan, Clapper and Comey, as part of the “regime change” against Trump they launched after his November 2016 election victory.  Brennan set up a task force to look into the Russian meddling charges after a former British Ambassador to Moscow, Sir Andrew Wood, delivered a fraudulent dossier, prepared by an “ex”-MI6 operative, to Brennan, through anti-Trump Senator John McCain. 

The attack on The Nation was posted on the Post’s “Eric Wemple Blog” on August 15, and is a blatant attempt to force The Nation’s editors to not merely repudiate the Lawrence article, but to join the campaign against Trump’s desire for cooperation with Russia.  Wemple’s attempt to dismiss the authoritative report of the VIPS has no substance, and is written to bludgeon the magazine’s editors to adopt the talking points of the coup plotters.  As such, it presents the same weak, sophistical argument presented by the DNC, which released a statement on the VIPS memo which simply reasserted the conclusion reached by “U.S. intelligence agencies” of Russian interference, adding, “Any suggestion otherwise is false, and is just another conspiracy theory like those pushed by Trump and his administration.”

Such dangerous silliness was countered by Salon’s Danielle Ryan, who wrote on August 15, “For the media and mainstream liberals to dismiss information presented in The Nation as lacking in evidence would be breathtakingly ironic, given how little evidence they required to build a narrative” against Trump and Putin.  She concluded that if the VIPS memo is right, “those who pushed the Russia hacking narrative with little evidence have a lot to answer for.”

It is the inability of those pushing this narrative to provide any answer, except for obsessive repetition of the charges, which explains why the whole “Russiagate” scandal is collapsing, and has gained no traction from the American people.  Adding to their troubles is the report of a discussion between U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher, and Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange, on August 16. Rohrabacher, who has been openly critical of Russiagate, and has defended Putin against charges that he was directly involved in the “meddling”, said that Assange will soon present his evidence that it was not the Russians who leaked the DNC emails to him, which confirms the conclusion reached by the VIPS.

MAIDAN-STYLE OPERATION IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

This is the context for the present hysteria being whipped up following last weekend’s violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia, between right-wing, “white nationalist” demonstrators and a club-wielding “antifa” mob.  This was a staged confrontation, designed to smear Trump as a “racist”, for not adequately — in the eyes of the pro-regime change media — placing blame on the right-wing extremists for the confrontation.  In his comments on the riot, Trump correctly noted that there were armed thugs on both sides.  Others have noted that the police did nothing to separate the two gangs, as one would expect from law enforcement officials.

Executive Intelligence Review has documented how the FBI has a long history of launching racial confrontations, through infiltrating professional provocateurs into both “right” and “left” gangs, in a classic gang-countergang operation, which was developed by British intelligence to control colonial populations.  These are the “color revolution” methods, deployed by Anglo-American networks around the world, for regime change against targeted governments.  These methods are now being deployed against a U.S. President, whose election upset the plans for permanent war between East and West.  The antifa thugs and their “liberal” defenders are funded by the same City of London operative George Soros, who prominently collaborated with U.S. neocons, operating under Hillary Clinton’s State Department cover, to overthrow the elected Yanukovic government of Ukraine (See EIR Special Report, “Obama and Soros: Nazis in Ukraine 2014 — U.S. in 2017?”, February 24, 2017).

It is another irony that the same media which is today explicitly defending the “leftist” antifa thugs against “right-wing” neo-Nazis, offered full support for the murderous neo-Nazi gangs which precipitated the Maidan coup against Yanukovic.  There are even some making the outrageous claim that America’s “white nationalists” are receiving support from Russia’s President Putin, despite the major sacrifice of the Russian people in fighting the Nazis in the Second World War, which has shaped Putin’s world view, and is behind his principled stand against the Nazi Banderistas who carried out murder in the Maidan, and are prominent in the defense and security ministries in Ukraine today.     

IS TRUMP OUTFLANKING THE WAR PARTY?

There is another factor driving the desperate escalation by the war party to oust Trump, one not reported by the Goebbels-style propagandists among western media, but of enormous significance for humanity.  As the media was hyping the nuclear war threat from North Korea, the Trump administration ramped up its diplomatic efforts to avoid war.  On August 10, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson stated that the U.S. does not seek regime change in North Korea.  “We are not your enemy,” he said, adding that the U.S. wishes to have a dialogue which could provide security and economic prosperity for North Korea.  The Associated Press reported that, unlike Obama, who refused to have contact with the Kim Jong-Un government, there is now a back channel opened for talks.

On August 12, Trump spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping.  According to a statement released by the White House, “the relationship between the two presidents is an extremely close one, and will hopefully lead to a peaceful resolution of the North Korea problem.”  At the same time, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has been touring Asia, with meetings in South Korea and China.  In Seoul, he emphasized that the U.S. seeks a diplomatic solution, saying he intends to do “everything we absolutely can to support Secretary Tillerson’s current path.”  South Korea’s President Moon agreed, adding that he would not accept a war on the Korean peninsula.

Dunford’s next stop was in China, where he engaged in extensive discussions with his Chinese counterpart, General Fang Fenghui.  Acknowledging that there are “difficult issues” between the two countries, Dunford said, “I know we share one thing: We share a commitment to work through these difficult issues.”  General Fang said that these meetings will expand the dialogue begun by Trump and Xi at their Mar-e-Lago summit last April, and he wishes to help Dunford “know more about our military, (boost) our cooperation and build up our friendship.”  The two signed a joint strategic dialogue mechanism, to allow for direct communication which will “enable us to communicate to reduce the risk of miscalculation.”  Prior to Dunford’s meetings, Tillerson noted that the U.S. does not blame China for the recent tensions around North Korea.

In large part due to this extensive dialogue, the war tensions in Asia have been reduced, and Kim Jong Un has stepped back from his threat to launch a strike aimed toward Guam.  It should also be noted that the Russians are also playing an important role in seeking a diplomatic solution with North Korea.  On August 6, at the ASEAN summit in Manila, Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.  While much of their meeting involved the implications of the new sanctions against Russia passed by the Congress, and the Russian response, expelling some 755 U.S. diplomatic personnel from Russia, they also discussed continuing the cooperation in Syria, and joint efforts to resolve the problems with Ukraine and North Korea.  Before Gen. Dunford left for Asia, he spoke on August 8 with the Russian Chief of Staff Gerasimov, who said that they discussed military collaboration against ISIS and Al-Nusra in Syria and Iraq, and expanding the de-escalation zones, with the promise of a peaceful settlement of the bloody Syrian civil war, which had been extended by Obama’s support for regime change.

“TO KILL THE PRESIDENT”

Instead of gaining support, or at least recognition, for these diplomatic initiatives, the media, and Trump’s political opponents in the U.S. and Europe, insist that war is inevitable if Trump is not removed.  Again, this drive comes from the British, with echoes in the U.S. Deep State.  In June, a book was released by a Guardian reporter, Jonathan Freedland, under a pseudonym, Sam Bourne, titled “To Kill the President.”  Freedland was the Guardian’s Washington correspondent during the 2016 election.  Favorably reviewed by a Guardian reporter as a “political thriller,” the story revolves around a decision, by the U.S. Secretary of Defense — a General — and the Chief of Staff, that the President — who is obviously modeled on Trump, who they conclude is deranged — must be removed, after he tries to launch a nuclear strike on North Korea.  Believing that neither impeachment, nor applying the 25th amendment, is possible, they decide he must be assassinated.  

For Freedland, this is not fiction!  On August 9, he wrote in his Guardian column, “Trump has taken us to the bring of nuclear war.  Can he be stopped?”  He followed this two days later with another column, writing that, “Anyone hoping the Deep State will depose an unhinged American president before all-out war with North Korea needs to think again.”  Stopping short of advocating assassination in this column, he concludes that the only hope is Mueller, i.e., impeachment based on the investigation of the Special Counsel.

Another Brit, this one an ex-pat, John Cassidy, wrote an article for the New Yorker, titled “Who will put an end to Donald Trump’s warmongering?”  Cassidy is the former editor of the Sunday Times of London.  As with Freedland, he brings up the prospect of removing Trump under the 25th amendment, but concludes that the political will to do that does not exist.

And on U.S. television, on August 11, a former CIA and FBI counter-terrorism expert, Phil Mudd openly declared, “As a former government official, government’s going to kill this guy,” attacking Trump for, among other crimes, defending Putin and rejecting U.S. intelligence estimates.  Mudd served as the former Deputy Director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center.  In 2005, he was appointed by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as the Deputy Director of the FBI’s National Security Branch.

RELATED: Deep State And Intelligence Agencies Continue Coup Against Trump

FBI Coup Plotters Escalate with the Race Card — Trump Being Set up for Riots and Assassination

from LaRouche PAC:

The coup plotters and their FBI attack dogs have chosen to use the race card to escalate the drive to eliminate Donald Trump — either politically or physically. While the McCarthyite witchhunt against Trump’s “collusion” with Russia proceeds under former FBI chief Robert Mueller (keep in mind that Mueller cut his teeth as head of the “Get LaRouche Task Force” in the 1980s), the FBI-controlled storm troopers on both the right and the left were deployed into the staged bloody confrontation in Charlottesville on August 12. Now the mainstream media is filled, 24 hours a day, with hysterical diatribes denouncing Trump as a racist and white supremacist, all because he said what was plainly visible on all the videos of the Charlottesville violence — that the “antifa” anarchists were also armed with clubs and were also beating people bloody. Classic gang-countergang counter-insurgency methods on display — not to overthrow an uncooperative regime somewhere else this time, which the American people have been indoctrinated to accept, but to overthrow the elected government of the United States.

Those who are screaming that anything is justified against the KKK, and denouncing Trump for not pardoning the violence of the antifa anarchists, are the same people who supported and cheered the swastika-waving nazis in Ukraine in 2014 as they threw Molotov cocktails at police and burned government supporters to death — apparently they believed these were “good nazis” helping the Obama Administration overthrow an elected government.

The Washington Post, while spewing lies about the FBI’s staged riot in Charlottesville, again showed its colors as the nation’s leading voice of the British Empire (perhaps sharing that dubious honor with the New York Times). The Post unleashed a frontal assault on The Nationmagazine, the preeminent liberal-progressive journal in the US, for refusing to fully support the “color revolution” against President Trump and the hysterical war mongering against Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

As EIR has documented, the publication in The Nation of the Patrick Lawrence article on Aug. 9, carefully documenting the exposure by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) of the “Russia interfered in the election” scam, has gone viral. The mainstream media, however, has blacked out the VIPS’ proof that the Obama intelligence circles fabricated the entire story, to the purpose of preventing Trump from joining with Russia and China in ending the British/Bush/Obama permanent warfare policies and their “post-industrial society” destruction of the western economies.

The Washington Post attack, attempting to force The Nation publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel to retract or denounce the Lawrence article, is not only about the article itself, but about The Nation’s having dared to publish warnings from several of the nation’s actual experts on Russia, including vanden Heuvel’s husband, Stephen Cohen, warning that the anti-Russian hysteria was taking the world rapidly towards nuclear Armageddon based on lies and fearmongering. (Interestingly, Washington Post journalist Dave Weigel had tweeted on Aug. 14: “Unfortunately for The Nation, it got scooped on the DNC conspiracy story by LaRouchePAC,” and linked to the LaRouchePAC interview with Ray McGovern of the VIPS.

But the cat can not be put back in the bag. The Russia-gate operation is exposed and is ready to collapse. This is why the operation has switched into high gear to stir up the darkest and ugliest passions against Trump. The irony here, is that the only true statement about race in the Tuesday press conference with President Trump, was from Trump: “It is jobs. What people want now, they want jobs. They want great jobs with good pay. And when they have that, you watch how race relations will be.”

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Nazi Fears and ‘Hate Speech’ Hysteria are Being Amplified to Attack Civil Liberties

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by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

It doesn’t take courage to denounce Nazism. Moreover, it appears many of the people incessantly proclaiming how anti-Nazi they are, happen to be the same folks who have the most to answer for when it comes to all sorts of transgressions against the world over the past couple of decades. That said, I’ll give my my quick two cents on the Nazi, white supremacist hysteria currently being amplified by the corporate media.

The general proclivity to obsess about how one’s group, whether it be a nation, political tribe, or race/religion is superior to all others represents such an immature and unconscious way of seeing the world, it’s really hard for me to believe so many people still see reality through such a lens. This type of thinking tends to attract very insecure people. People who cannot look at themselves individually and be proud of the person they see. As such, they scurry around looking for a group with an established superiority myth which they can then latch themselves onto in order to feel better about themselves.

The good news when it comes to Nazism/white supremacy, at least here in the U.S., is that most people appear to be at least conscious enough not to fall for the most basic and primal type of tribalism — i.e., finding a race-based superiority cult attractive. In contrast, the more nuanced superiority cults, such as those based on mindless nationalism or political identity, are far more entrenched here at home, and present a much greater danger to our future.

Before some of you lose it, I wrote “mindless” nationalism for a reason. I think it’s completely normal and healthy for everyone to love and appreciate their own national/regional culture, this is not what I’m referring to. I’m talking about the hordes of mindless automatons who simply fly the American flag and constantly profess their super-sized patriotism, while being completely unaware of the multitude of evil and anti-American actions being done both at home and abroad in their names. It doesn’t seem to matter to these types that their government is acting in total opposition to the Constitution they ostensibly claim to uphold. These people might be less shallow than a self-professed Nazi, but they are far more dangerous to decent, ethical Americans at home, and billions of innocent people abroad. Political party tribalists represent a similar threat, as I’ve discussed on many occasions.

 

To summarize, Nazism has become almost as discredited as slavery within the minds of most humans. Meaning, it’s such a patently grotesque, childish and unconscious ideology, it can and will only attract very small pockets of people. In fact, given the rampant corruption, wealth inequality and societal decay we’re experiencing in these United States, I’m somewhat encouraged that the movement is as small and insignificant as it is. Of course, I could be wrong about all of this (we’ll have to see how things unfold if the empire collapses chaotically), but that’s how I see it at the moment. Should that ever change, of course I will fight Nazism, or anything similar with all my energy. In contrast, I think other forms of mindless tribalism, political and nationalistic, are far more likely to cause major disasters in the years ahead.

If I’m right about what I wrote above, why is the corporate media acting so hysterically in response to this small collection of hateful misfits? Let me share a few tweets I wrote yesterday to start the conversations.

You can probably tell where I’m going with this. Namely, a lot of really terrible people are trying to reinvent themselves by hyping up the Nazi threat. I’ve discussed this dangerous phenomenon in recent posts, but it’s important enough to keep hammering home. The examples are pretty much everywhere you look. Here’s a particularly shameless example I came across earlier today:

Sarah’s not exaggerating. Here’s the exact quote Madeline Albright made on 60 Minutes:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it.

—60 Minutes (5/12/96)

Read More @ LibertyBlitzkrieg.com

TERROR IN SPAIN: VAN MOWS DOWN AND KILLS 13 PEDESTRIANS IN ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK/GOLD RISES BY $13.45 AND SILVER IS UP 11 CENTS

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

NEW CHINA REPORT FROM RENOWNED AUTHOR CHU CLAIMS CHINA HAS A TOTAL DEBT OF $35 TRILLION AND NON PERFORMING LOANS AT $7.6 TRILLION OR 22{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}

GOLD: $1286.50  UP $13.45

Silver: $17.06  UP 11 cent(s)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1288.60

silver: $17.04

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX:  FIRST FIX  10 15 PM EST  (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX:  2:15 AM EST  (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1291.94 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1288.50

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $3.44

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1291.49

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1287.15

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$4.34

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1285.90

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1286.15 

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1285.15

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. $1285.95 

For comex gold:

AUGUST/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR APRIL CONTRACT MONTH: 2 NOTICE(S) FOR  200  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 4581 FOR 458,100 OZ  (14.248 TONNES) 

For silver:

AUGUST

 

 85 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

425,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 1000 for 5,000,000 oz

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Today for the 6th consecutive day we had a raid on both gold and silver and again forces loyal to gold and silver rebuffed their attempts to discredit our precious metals.  I am witnessing banker capitulation in silver which seems to be their Achilles heal. The difference between gold and silver is simple:  there are always enough above ground gold to borrow against (central bank gold) but physical silver has already been spent in all of the extremely useful advances it has made in pharmaceuticals, photo-voltaic cells etc. The boys are having great difficulty borrowing against a declining inventory.

 

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest SURPRISINGLY ROSE BY ONLY  292 contracts from 187,955 UP TO 188,247 DESPITE THE HUGE RISE IN THE PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK WITH  YESTERDAY’S TRADING (UP 25 CENT(S) . THE BANKERS PROVIDED THE SHORT PAPER TO INITIATE ANOTHER RAID YESTERDAY (5TH CONSECUTIVE DAY OF TORMENT). THAT FAILED IMMEDIATELY AS SILVER STARTED TO ADVANCE IN PRICE.  NEWBIE SPEC LONGS REALIZING ANOTHER FAILED RAID, JUMPED ONTO THE BANDWAGON WITH PURCHASES.  HOWEVER THE COMMERCIALS WERE STILL LOATHE TO SUPPLY THE SHORT CONTRACTS. THUS A HUGE ADVANCE IN PRICE WITH A TINY GAIN IN OI. 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.941 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 134{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 85 NOTICE(S) FOR 425,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE by A CONSIDERABLE 4,484 WITH THE SMALL RISE in price of gold ($3.85 GAIN YESTERDAY.) Most of gold’s gains came after the comex closed and we will see the resultant OI of those gains in tomorrow’s reading. The new OI for the gold complex rests at 482,405. A raid was called upon yesterday by the bankers and it failed. The bankers initiated the raid with short paper but newbie longs entered the arena with the lower price following silver’s lead. Thus the bankers were not successful in covering their shorts but they did supply the necessary paper to our newbie spec longs.  The result: increase in open interest with a higher price for gold.

we had: 2 notice(s) filed upon for 200 oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD:

Today, a big change late last night in gold inventory: a deposit of 4.43 tonnes

Inventory rests tonight: 795.44 tonnes

IN THE LAST 24 TRADING DAYS: GLD SHEDS 41.53 TONNES YET GOLD IS HIGHER BY $53.45 . 

SLV

Today: THIS LOOKS SINISTER

 

WE HAD A HUGE CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY TONIGHT: A WITHDRAWAL OF 1.418 MILLION OZ  (WITH SILVER UP?)

INVENTORY RESTS AT 334.407 MILLION OZ

 

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver RISE BY ONLY 292 contracts from 187,955 UP TO 188,247 (AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) DESPITE THE HUGE RISE IN SILVER PRICE (25 CENTS). THE INITIAL RAID WEDNESDAY MORNING WAS REBUFFED IMMEDIATELY BY A HUGE INFLUX OF NEWBIE LONGS ENTERING THE SILVER COMEX CASINO.  THE BANKERS HAD A HARD TIME COVERING DUE TO THAT RISE IN PRICE AS YOU CAN VISUALIZE BANKER CAPITULATION. NEWBIE LONGS ENTERED ONCE THEY SAW THE FAILED RAID, WITH THE SUPPLY COMING FROM OLD SPECS EXITING FOR A PROFIT.  RESULT: HIGHER PRICE WITH A TINY OI GAIN.

(report Harvey)

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2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late WEDNESDAY night/THURSDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 21.98 POINTS OR 0.68{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 64.85 POINTS OR 0.24{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} The Nikkei closed DOWN 26.65 POINTS OR 0.41{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED DOWN 0.06{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed UP at 6.6766/Oil DOWN to 46.66 dollars per barrel for WTI and 50.13 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED DEEPLY IN THE GREEN , Offshore yuan trades  6.6855 yuan to the dollar vs 6.6766 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE IS WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN STRONGER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS STRONG TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE SLIGHTLY STRONGER DOLLAR. CHINA IS  HAPPY TODAY

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EXPOSED: The Elite’s Plan to Freeze the Financial System

by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

Today’s complacent markets are faced with a number of potentially destabilizing shocks.

Any one of them could potentially lead to another financial crisis. And the next crisis could see draconian measures by governments that most people are not prepared for today.

You’ll see what I mean in a moment.

But first, what are the catalysts that possibly trigger the next financial crisis?

First off, a debt ceiling crisis is just over a month away. If the ceiling isn’t raised by Sept. 29, the federal government is likely to default on at least some of its bills.

If a deal isn’t reached, it could rock markets and possibly trigger a major recession.

Given Washington’s current political paralysis and intense partisan infighting surrounding President Trump, it’s far from certain that a deal will be reached.

Second, despite some official comments over the weekend downplaying the odds of a war with North Korea, a shooting war remains a very real possibility.

North Korea’s Kim is determined to acquire nuclear weapons that can threaten the lower 48 U.S. states, and Trump is equally determined to prevent that from happening.

Third, a trade war between the U.S. and China seems imminent.

Trump has backed off his campaign pledges to label China a currency manipulator and an unequal trading partner.

And today, Trump is expected to present his case for sanctions against China.

China would likely retaliate, and that could ultimately result in a 10–20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} “maxi-devaluation” of the yuan, perhaps by early next year.

That would likely cause a stock market rout. Since China devalued in August 2015, markets fell hundreds of points in single sessions. And that was a much smaller devaluation, less than 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

And if markets collapse from either of these scenarios — which is entirely possible — governments will move dramatically to contain the damage.

In my book The Road to Ruin, I discuss a phenomenon called “ice-nine.” The name is taken from a novel, Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut.

In the novel, a scientist invents a molecule he calls ice-nine, which is like water but with two differences. The melting temperature is 114.4 degrees Fahrenheit (meaning it’s frozen at room temperature), and whenever ice-nine comes in contact with water, the water turns to ice-nine and freezes.

The ice-nine is kept in three vials. The plot revolves around the potential release of ice-nine into water, which would eventually freeze the rivers and oceans and end all life on Earth. Cat’s Cradle is darkly comedic, and I highly recommend it.

I used ice-nine in my book as a metaphor for financial contagion.

If regulators freeze money market funds in a crisis, depositors will take money from banks. The regulators will then close the banks, but investors will sell stocks and force the exchanges to close and so on.

Eventually, the entire financial system will be frozen solid and investors will have no access to their money.

Some of my readers were skeptical of this scenario. But I researched it carefully and provided solid evidence that this plan is already in place — it’s just not well understood. But the ice-nine plan is now being put into practice.

Consider a recent Reuters article that admitted elites would likely shut down the entire system when the next financial crisis strikes.

The article claimed that the EU is considering actions that would temporarily prevent people from withdrawing money from banks to prevent bank runs.

“The desire is to prevent a bank run, so that when a bank is in a critical situation it is not pushed over the edge,” said one source.

Read More @ DailyReckoning.com

Depopulation test run? 75{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized

by Mike Adams, via The Common Sense Show:

Despite the insidious attempts of the corporate-controlled U.S. media to censor the stories about the deadly side effects of vaccines, the truth keeps surfacing. The latest vaccine tragedy to strike has killed two babies in La Pimienta, Mexico and sent 37 more to the hospital with serious reactions to toxic vaccine additives. (Tweet this story)

“…14 children are in serious condition, 22 are stable and one is in critical condition,” the Chiapas Health Secretariat said in a statement via Latino.FoxNews.com.

What’s especially alarming is that only 52 children were vaccinated in all, meaning that 75{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of those receiving the vaccines are now either dead or hospitalized.

The vaccines were administered by the Mexican Social Security Institute, known as IMSS. The IMSS confirmed the deadly reactions occurred after children received injections of vaccines for tuberculosis, rotavirus and hepatitis B — the same viral strains targeted by vaccines routinely administered to children in the United States.

IMSS suspends vaccination pending further investigation

According to Fox News Latino, the IMSS has suspended the vaccines pending the outcome of an investigation into why so many children have been killed and hospitalized.

According to the entire mainstream media in the United States — which is 100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} controlled by corporate interests — vaccines never harm anyone and are perfectly safe to inject into children in unlimited quantities. This dangerous, inhumane “Vaccine Injury Denialism” is rampant across the corporate-controlled media, which contributes to the deaths of innocent babies and children by refusing to acknowledge the truth that vaccines kill and injure children on a regular basis.

Just recently, in fact, the UK government agreed to pay $90 million to victims of the swine flu vaccine. That vaccine caused permanent brain damage to over 800 children across Europe. The truth is that vaccines regularly harm and even kill innocent children, most likely because of the toxic chemical adjuvants and preservatives they still contain.

As the CDC openly admits, vaccines are still intentionally formulated with mercury, aluminum, MSG and formaldehyde. Some vaccines even use ingredients derived from aborted human fetal tissue. Last year, a CDC scientist blew the whistle on the CDC committing scientific fraud to cover up links between vaccines and autism in young African-American males.

Test run for depopulation via vaccines?

As globalists now fully realize, vaccines are by far the best way to cull the human population because most people can be tricked into lining up and asking for them. Thus, there’s no need to resort to all the difficulties used by the Nazis to commit genocide in World War II, involving complex logistics of railroad cars, gas chambers, construction of mass graves, prisoner tracking via IBM computing technology, and so on. (Yes, Nazi genocide and prisoner tracking was powered by early IBM computers. See IBM and the Holocaust, the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America’s most powerful corporation…)

As the vaccine industry has now come to realize, it’s so much easier to kill people when they voluntarily comply with the injections. Hence the aggressive media propaganda push to achieve absolute blind obedience to vaccines so that no one will ask questions when sterilization or euthanasia chemicals are used. That’s no doubt why vaccines have been routinely tested for depopulation programs via two primary methods:

# 1) Achieve covert sterilizations of targeted populations by combining sterilization chemicals with vaccines. (The “slow kill.”)

# 2) Directly kill vaccine recipients by intentionally lacing vaccines with euthanasia chemicals that cause death. (The “fast kill.”)

Method #1 has been repeatedly used throughout Africa, Mexico and South America to inflict sterilization upon targeted groups via immunization and vaccination programs. Just last year, in fact, I reported on the discovery of a covert depopulation vaccine program being run in Kenya:

Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization.

A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

“We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Method #2 now appears to be under way in Mexico as 75{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of those children injected with vaccines are now either dead or hospitalized.

Vaccine-induced depopulation was attempted in Mexico in 1974

As Truth Stream Media exhaustively documented, a depopulation exercise was run in Mexico in 1974, using vaccines as the cover story.

The scheme was dreamed up after the release of the National Security Study Memorandum 200 which highlighted the global population problem and urged governments to find ways to reduce the global population.

As TruthStreamMedia.com explains:

Concentration on this “problem” of how to reduce the population was planned for 13 key countries, including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Colombia. Of those, the document singled out Mexico as having one of the highest (and therefore, most worrisome) growth rates of all. The document read, “Perhaps the most significant population trend from the viewpoint of the United States is the prospect that Mexico’s population will increase from 50 million in 1970 to over 130 million by the year 2000.”

To combat this problem, “medical spooks” — who were almost certainly U.S.-funded depopulation vaccine crews — began injecting women all across Mexico with anti-fertility drugs disguised as vaccines. If you doubt this, read your history. The U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health was caught red-handed running human medical experiments on prisoners in Guatemala. President Obama was even forced to publicly apologize in 2011 after the cover-up collapsed! There is nothing the Nazis did in the 1930s and 40s that the pharmaceutical industry wouldn’t be willing to repeat today under the label of “science.”

But getting back to Mexico, as the covert depopulation vaccination program spread across Mexico City in 1974, locals began to catch on to the deception, and public resistance grew. As these newspaper clippings reveal, parents began hiding their children in their own homes to avoid them being injected with sterilization chemicals at the public schools. (California, by the way, also targets children at schools in order to avoid parents having the opportunity to say “No!”)

Mexico City – Associated Press – Rumors that persons disguised as inoculation teams were giving school children shots that sterilized them forced health authorities to suspend all vaccination drives today and to post police outside Mexico City schools. Thousands of parents stormed various schools in the Mexico City area Tuesday and took their children home.

It’s also important to note that these sterilization vaccines were being administered essentially at gunpoint, as police were accompanying the vaccine crews:

Callers told newspapers and TV stations that the sterilization crews were protected by police escorts and that they included white-robed men and women “who looked like foreigners.”

This same scenario is now about to be replicated in California, by the way, where SB 277would criminalize parents of children who are not vaccinated, essentially at gunpoint.

What’s even more interesting is that the exact same arguments we hear today about vaccine skeptics — they’re punitively labeled “anti-vaxxers” or “anti-science” — were also being used in Mexico in 1974. As the following newspaper clipping shows:

Read More @ TheCommonSenseShow.com

TRUMP’S MANUFACTURING ADVISORY PANEL DISBANDS AFTER MANY PARTICIPANTS LEFT EARLIER: SENDS GOLD AND SILVER SKYROCKETING

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD UP $3.55 TO 1277.55 AND SILVER UP TO $16.95 FOR A GAIN OF 25 CENTS/IN ACCESS TRADING: GOLD AT $1282.00 AND SILVER AT 17.08/FOMC MINUTES: LOW INFLATION WHICH GENERALLY MEANS NO WAGE INFLATION/ THEY WILL ANNOUNCE NEXT MONTH THE NORMALIZATION OF THEIR BALANCE SHEET/NO RATE HIKE FOR SEPTEMBER

GOLD: $1277.55  UP $3.85

Silver: $16.95  UP 25 cent(s)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1282.95

silver: $17.11

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX:  FIRST FIX  10 15 PM EST  (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX:  2:15 AM EST  (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1278.74 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1273.70

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $5.04

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1274.86

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1272.60

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$2.26

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1270.15

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1270.00 

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1272.25

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. $1273.25 

For comex gold:

AUGUST/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR APRIL CONTRACT MONTH: 32 NOTICE(S) FOR  3200  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 4579 FOR 457900 OZ  (14.24 TONNES) 

For silver:

AUGUST

 

 15 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

75,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 915 for 4,575,000 oz

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The star today was silver as this metal completely rebuffed all attempts by the crooked bankers who initiated a raid for the 5th consecutive day.  Gold got a spurt when Trump’s entire advisory board was disbanded.  It seems that the entire Trump team is in chaos.

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest SURPRISINGLY FELL AGAIN ONLY950 contracts from 189,478 DOWN TO 187,955 DESPITE THE  HUGE FALL IN THE PRICE THAT SILVER TOOK WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING (DOWN 44 CENT(S) . THE BANKERS PROVIDED THE SHORT PAPER TO INITIATE THE RAID. WITH THE LOWER PRICE NEWBIE SPECS ENTERED FULL BLAST DRIVING THE PRICE A LITTLE HIGHER FROM THEIR LOWS WITH THE COMMERCIALS NEEDING TO SUPPLY THAT PAPER. THE COMMERCIALS ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME COVERING…AND  THUS NOT MUCH OF A CHANGE IN OPEN INTEREST.

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.940 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 135{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 15 NOTICE(S) FOR 75,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL by A TINY 2222 WITH THE HUGE FALL in price of gold ($11.00 LOSS YESTERDAY.)  The new OI for the gold complex rests at 477,921. A raid was called upon yesterday by the bankers and it succeeded in driving the price of gold southbound. The bankers initiated the raid with short paper but newbie longs entered the arena with the lower price. The bankers were not as successful in covering their shorts as they would have liked. They again called for another raid today but that too has failed

we had: 32 notice(s) filed upon for 3200 oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD:

Today, no changes in gold inventory:

Inventory rests tonight: 791.01 tonnes

IN THE LAST 23 TRADING DAYS: GLD SHEDS 45.96 TONNES YET GOLD IS HIGHER BY $40.00 . 

SLV

Today: : WE NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY TONIGHT:

INVENTORY RESTS AT 335.825 MILLION OZ

 

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver FALL BY 950 contracts from 188,905 down to 187,955 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787).  I wrote this yesterday: “THE FALL IN OPEN INTEREST WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A HUGE FALL IN PRICE AND IT STILL LOOKS LIKE WE ARE WITNESSING BANKER CAPITULATION.  BANKERS ARE LOATHE TO SUPPLY NEW SHORT PAPER AND THE LONGS CONTINUE TO ENTER THE ARENA PURCHASING WHATEVER SILVER THEY CAN AND WILLING TO TAKE ON OUR CROOKED BANKERS. THUS A SMALL DECLINE IN OPEN INTEREST”.  TODAY BANKER CAPITULATION CONTINUES AS SILVER RISES DESPITE THE RAID ATTEMPT.

(report Harvey)

.

2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late TUESDAY night/WEDNESDAY morning: Shanghai closed DOWN 4.81 POINTS OR 0.15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED UP 234.11 POINTS OR 0.86{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} The Nikkei closed DOWN 24.03 POINTS OR 0.12{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.46{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.6950/Oil UP to 47.68 dollars per barrel for WTI and 51.03 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED DEEPLY IN THE GREEN , Offshore yuan trades  6.7020 yuan to the dollar vs 6.6950 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE IS WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN WEAKER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS MUCH WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE SLIGHTLY STRONGER DOLLAR. CHINA IS NOT HAPPY TODAY  

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com

Why Was This ‘Crowd Hire’ Company Recruiting $25 An Hour ‘Political Activists’ In Charlotte Last Week?

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from ZeroHedge:

Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend.   

Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based “public relations firm specializing in innovative events” to serve as agitators in counterprotests.

The ad was posted by a company called “Crowds on Demand” and offered $25 per hour to “actors and photographers” to participate in events in the “Charlotte, NC area.”  While the ad didn’t explicitly define a role to be filled by its crowd of “actors and photographers” it did ask applicants to comment on whether they were “ok with participating in peaceful protests.”  Here is the text from the ad:

Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte

 

Crowds on Demand, a Los Angeles-based Public Relations firm specializing in innovative events, is looking for enthusiastic actors and photographers in the Charlotte, NC area to participate in our events. Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a “can-do” spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit.

 

For more information about us, please visit www.crowdsondemand.com

 

If you’re interested in working with us, please reply to this posting with the following info:

  • Full Name
  • Prior relevant experience (as an actor/performer, photographer, brand ambassador, political activist, etc)
  • When are you usually available for work?
  • Resume (optional)
  • If you’re a photographer, what equipment do you use?
  • Are you ok with participating in peaceful protests (optional)?

And a screenshot of the original post:

So what is “Crowds on Demand?”  According to their own website, they’re in the business of sourcing large crowds of people to “provide clients with protests, rallies, [and] flash-mobs” all over the country.  They even have an entire page on their website dedicated to “Protests and Rallies.”

Are you looking to create a buzz anywhere in the United States? At Crowds on Demand, we provide our clients with protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts. These services are available across the country in every major U.S city, every major U.S metro area and even most smaller cities as well. We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas. You can come to us with a specific plan of action and we can make it happen. OR, you can approach us with a generalidea and we can help you plan the strategy then execute it.

 

We’ve made campaigns involving hundreds of people come to action in just days. We have a proven record of delivering major wins on even the toughest campaigns and delivering phenomenal experiences with even the most logistically challenging events.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

Two Paradigms, One Choice

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

The strategic significance of the Aug. 11 telephone conversation between President Trump and Xi Jinping, as emphasized at the time by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, was further evident in yesterday’s publication in Xinhua of China’s “readout” on that call. It emphasized the same essential points contained in the earlier White House readout—including the need for a peaceful, negotiated solution to the Korean crisis—but added in conclusion that, “on the Korean nuclear issue, Trump said the United States fully understands China’s efforts in resolving it, and is willing to continue to keep close contacts with Beijing on major international and regional issues of common concern.”

So not only did the “extremely close” relationship between the two leaders—forged at their personal meetings at Mar-a-Lago and the G20 summit—come into play to try to cool out the current Korean crisis, and prevent a British-instigated war from exploding; that relationship is also a stated, strategic factor for addressing other “major international and regional issues of common concern” as they come up.

What would happen if President Trump were to develop a similar working relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin? What if the Big Three—of Trump, Xi and Putin—were to jointly work for global infrastructure projects based on the Belt and Road Initiative, and for combatting the enemies of humanity such as London’s terrorism and drug apparatus?

The British Empire and their lackeys in Wall Street and Washington know the answer to those questions. And the very thought of it makes them fear for their very existence, and that of their system of financial looting and genocide.

That is why they will not give up on their house of cards fabrication about non-existent “collusion” by Trump, with non-existent Russian “hacking” of the DNC’s computers, to further their non-existent interference in the last U.S. Presidential election. Never mind that there was never a shred of evidence to prove any of those charges; never mind that there is now a growing avalanche of evidence of the British Empire’s controlling hand in all of those lies, and of the plot to overthrow the Trump Presidency, either by coup or by assassination.

The LaRouche movement’s role in achieving the breakout of coverage of the VIPS memo has been at the center of exposing that British intention, with positive results to date.

To which the British Empire’s only answer has been “silver or lead”—the tried and tested technique of Dope, Inc.’s drug capos for bringing about obedience. How else to explain the totally lopsided votes in the House and the Senate on the Russian sanctions bill? Only five individuals voted their conscience: The remainder voted either the “silver” they were offered as Wall Street backing for their election campaigns; or because of the “lead” of FBI blackmail and scandals; or both.

Read More @ LaRouchePAC.com

Kissinger’s Deplorable Worldview

by Stephen Lendman, The Sleuth Journal:

Unlike America, its rogue NATO allies and Israel, seeking dominance by naked aggression and conquest, Russia, China and Iran foster cooperative relations among all nations, abhorring war, supporting world peace and stability.

Not according to Henry K, still making mischief at age 94, a sinister architect of new world order harshness, guilty of horrendous high crimes of war, against humanity and genocide.

Symbolizing imperial ruthlessness, his rap sheet includes involvement in endless wars of aggression and state-sponsored terror. Just societies long ago would have imprisoned him.

In an article last week for CapX online, titled “Chaos and order in a changing world,” he claimed Atlanticism must be “redefine(d)” at a time of “fraught juncture,” focusing first on citing a nonexistent Russian threat.

He called Putin’s geopolitical worldview “a recurrence of 1930s European nationalist authoritarianism” – ignoring his advocacy for world peace and multi-world polarity, polar opposite how America operates.

Should Russia be pressured or punished “until it accepts Western views” and dominance, Kissinger asked? No nation has a legal, moral or ethical right to force its will on others, the way America operates, he failed to explain.

He claimed nonexistent “Russian military pressure,” requiring America to build greater capability to counter it, instead of advocating world peace and stability, along with an end to US aggressive wars, responsible for millions of lost lives post-9/11 alone.

Kissinger expressed concern about China’s growing political and economic strength and influence, momentum heading it toward surpassing America in the years ahead, becoming the world’s largest economy, threatening the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, a key source of US strength.

China is “growing (in) power and strategic vision,” said Kissinger, what President Xi Jinping calls fulfilling “the Chinese dream,” at the expense of America’s hegemonic ambitions, Kissinger fears.

The Middle East is threatened by the “turmoil of dissolution,” he said, ignoring Washington’s responsibility for endless wars of aggression, ravaging the region.

Citing the need to destroy ISIS, he said nothing about likeminded terrorist groups, the Islamic State and others created and supported by Washington, using them to advance its imperium, along with NATO as an extension of its military might.

Kissinger knows it as well as anyone, but remained silent. What entity will replace ISIS when it’s eliminated or greatly weakened, he asked, disgracefully bashing Iran, claiming it could become a “radical empire,” despite nothing in its modern history suggesting it.

Read More @ TheSleuthJournal.com

ANOTHER RAID BY THE CROOKED BANKERS: GOLD DOWN $11.00 AND SILVER DOWN 44 CENTS

from Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

KIM AND TRUMP SILENT ON THE NORTH KOREAN POWDER KEG/CHINA REINS IN ITS SHADOW BANKING SECTOR AND WE SHOULD EXPECT BANK RUNS SHORTLY/CARNAGE IN THE USA RESTAURANT BUSINESS AND BRICKS AND MORTAR

GOLD: $1273.70  DOWN $11.00

Silver: $16.70  DOWN 44 cent(s)

Closing access prices:

Gold $1271.90

silver: $16.64

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX:  FIRST FIX  10 15 PM EST  (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX:  2:15 AM EST  (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1281.93 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1274.90

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $5.02

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1279.81

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1274.15

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$5.66

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1274.60

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1274.80 

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1282.30

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. $1282.30 

For comex gold:

AUGUST/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR APRIL CONTRACT MONTH: 26 NOTICE(S) FOR  2600  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 4547 FOR 454700 OZ (14.14 TONNES) 

For silver:

AUGUST

 

 70 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

350,000  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 900 for 4,500,000 oz

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Today, the bankers succeeded in their raid on both gold and silver. The open interest in silver continues to fall despite a rise in price (yesterday) and it sure looks like banker capitulation as they try to extricate themselves from their mess. It will be important to see how much open interest in both gold and silver evaporated.  It will get the numbers late tonight  (after 11 pm) and I will insert them between the xxx’s

 

 

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preliminary OI for tonight 11 pm est

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Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest SURPRISINGLY FELL AGAIN BY573 contracts from 189,478 DOWN TO 188,905 DESPITE THE  RISE IN THE PRICE THAT SILVER TOOK WITH RESPECT TO YESTERDAY’S TRADING (UP 6 CENT(S) AND THE FAILED RAID. SIMPLE EXPLANATION SAME STORY AS YESTERDAY: THE BANKERS HAVE CAPITULATED….THEY ARE TRYING TO COVER THEIR SHORTFALL AT HIGHER AND HIGHER PRICES. THE BANKERS ARE HAVING EXTREME DIFFICULTY IN SUPPLYING ADDITIONAL SHORT PAPER AND LONGS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE TAKING ON THE BANKER SHORTS. THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO WILL BE FAST APPROACHING

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.945 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 135{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 70 NOTICE(S) FOR 350,000OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest FELL by A TINY 772 WITH the FALL in price of gold ($3.10 GAIN YESTERDAY.)  The new OI for the gold complex rests at 480,143. A raid was called upon by the bankers and it failed.  The bankers supplied the short paper but just as many longs entered the arena as banker shorts covered.  Thus a small gain in open interest.

we had: 26 notice(s) filed upon for 2600 oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD:

Today, no changes in gold inventory:

Inventory rests tonight: 791.01 tonnes

IN THE LAST 22 TRADING DAYS: GLD SHEDS 45.96 TONNES YET GOLD IS HIGHER BY $35.85 . 

SLV

Today: : WE NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY TONIGHT:

INVENTORY RESTS AT 335.825 MILLION OZ

 

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.

First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver FALL BY 573 contracts from 189,478 down to 188,905 (AND now A LITTLE FURTHER FROM THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787). THE FALL IN OPEN INTEREST WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A SMALL RISE IN PRICE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE WITNESSING BANKER CAPITULATION.  BANKERS ARE LOATHE TO SUPPLY NEW SHORT PAPER AND THE LONGS CONTINUE TO ENTER THE ARENA PURCHASING WHATEVER SILVER THEY CAN AND WILLING TO TAKE ON OUR CROOKED BANKERS. 

(report Harvey)

.

2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late MONDAY night/TUESDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 13.90 POINTS OR 0.43{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 75.27 POINTS OR 0.28{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} The Nikkei closed UP 216.21 POINTS OR 1.11{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED UP 0.43{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.6817/Oil DOWN to 47.37 dollars per barrel for WTI and 50.36 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED DEEPLY IN THE GREEN , Offshore yuan trades  6.6930 yuan to the dollar vs 6.6817 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE IS WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN WEAKER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS MUCH WEAKER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE SLIGHTLY STRONGER DOLLAR. CHINA IS NOT HAPPY TODAY

Read More @ HarveyOrganBlog.com