Monday, June 1, 2020

Is Russia Being Betrayed By Its Own Intelligensia?

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

The Russian military refused to buy Putin’s excuse for Israel’s intentional murder of 15 Russian Air Force personnel. The Russian military knows precisely what happened and has not been hesitant to make completely clear Israel’s total betrayal of the Russian government’s naive and gullible trust in the criminal state of Israel. https://www.rt.com/news/439246-russian-mod-israeli-f-16-hid/

One marvels at the foreign policy incompetence of Putin’s civilian advisers. Apparently there is no Russian awareness that the ONLY REASON for Washington’s fake “war on terror” is to clear out of the Middle East all governments with foreign policies independent of Washington, governments that are in the way of Israel’s expansion. Israel is especially interested to annex southern Lebanon and wants the Hezbollah militia, which Israel has been unable to defeat, out of the way by using Washington to put Syria and Iran into the same chaos as Washington put Iraq and Libya. Once Syria and Iran are in chaos, there is no one left to supply Hezbollah, and Israel can again march into Lebanon.

RT & Former UK Ambassador Exposing CIA-MI6 Control Over Western ‘News’ Media

by Eric Zuesse, Washington’s Blog:

It’s an old story, but each time that an example of it occurs, it is hidden, instead of reported.

The fact that America’s CIA has the cooperation of all major news-media in the the United States is well known and long-established, such as in the following two obscure places:

http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

spartacus-educational.com/JFKmockingbird.htm

SWOT Analysis: Gold Is Now 85 Times More Expensive Than Silver

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by Frank Holmes, Silver Seek:

The best performing metal this week was palladium, up 7.80 percent, scoring an eight-month high of $1,053.40 on Thursday, due to stockpiling by China, writes Kitco News. The World Gold Council reported this week that central banks added a net total of 193.3 tonnes of gold to their reserves in the first six months of 2018, representing an 8 percent increase from the same period in 2017 and the strongest first half of the year since 2015. The report notes that it is encouraging “to see several central banks utilize gold as an active asset to access liquidity or generate returns.” Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan alone accounted for 86 percent of the central bank purchases for the time period.

BOMBSHELL: Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein revealed to be a total FAKE… contains 14 glaring errors that could only be committed by a poorly educated writer

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

A bombshell revelation is rocking the political world today as it is revealed the letter released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who claims the letter was written by Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, is a fake that could not possibly have been authored by Ford.

Inconsistencies in the letter were first noticed by Dannielle Blumenthal PhD (@DrDannielle on Twitter). I have conducted significant additional analysis (see below) and included the problems noticed by Dr. Blumenthal. In total, there are now fourteen errors or problems in the “Dr. Ford” letter that indicate it was not authored by Dr. Ford.

President-Elect of Mexico’s Bombshell: Economy in “Situation of Bankruptcy”

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

And why are Bank of Mexico executives and employees resigning in droves?

Around 200 central bank employees, including 20 senior executives, have left their posts at the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) since presidential elections on July 1 handed a resounding victory to populist Andrés Manual Lopez Obrador (or AMLO). Unsurprisingly, their sudden departure has a lot to do with money.

Europe Unveils “Special Purpose Vehicle” To Bypass SWIFT, Jeopardizing Dollar’s Reserve Status

from ZeroHedge:

In a stunning vote of “no confidence” in the US monopoly over global payment infrastructure, one month ago Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US that would allow Brussels to be independent in its financial operations from Washington and as a means of rescuing the nuclear deal between Iran and the west.

Writing in the German daily Handelsblatt, Maas said “Europe should not allow the US to act over our heads and at our expense. For that reason it’s essential that we strengthen European autonomy by establishing payment channels that are independent of the US, creating a European Monetary Fund and building up an independent Swift system,” he wrote.

GOLD UP 75 CENTS TO $1200.75/SILVER UP 16 CENTS TO $14.46 DESPITE TODAY BEING COMEX OPTIONS EXPIRY DAY

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

EUROPE TO UNVEIL NEW “SWIFT” SYSTEM TO BLOCK USA HEGEMONY IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS/ARGENTINIAN PESO COLLAPSES TO 39.44 TO THE DOLLAR AS THEIR HEAD ARGENTINE CENTRAL BANKER QUITS/POOR USA AUCTION AS THE YIELD CURVE FLATTENS WITH THE 10 YR AND 5 YR ONLY 10 BASIS POINTS APART/MORE ON OUR TWO MAJOR USA SWAMP STORIES: ROSENSTEIN AND KAVANAUGH

Keiser Report: Stock Markets Are Totally High (E1284)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Mish Shedlock of MishTalk.com about US jobless claims hitting their lowest numbers since 1969, consumer confidence hitting its highest in decades and household net worth climbing by over $2 trillion in the second quarter alone. Will these great economic data – at least on paper – have any impact on midterms?

BREAKING: SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SCHEDULES VOTE FOR FRIDAY ON KAVANAUGH

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by Mike Brest, The Daily Caller:

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday morning at 9:30.

This vote will take place a day after Kavanaugh and one of the two women who accused him of sexual misconduct, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are scheduled to testify in front of the committee, according to Politico.

JPMorgan Blockchain Platform Onboards 75 Multinational Banks to ‘Keep Payments In-House’

by William Suberg, Coin Telegraph:

JPMorgan has expanded its blockchain payment platform to over 75 multinational banks. The goal of the participants’ combined efforts is to fight off competition from outside of the banking sector, Financial Times reports September 25.

Speaking to the publication, analyst Jason Goldberg said the Interbank Information Network (IIN), under development since October 2017 on JPMorgan’s own Quorum blockchain, was already seeing progress.

Now, Societe Generale and Santander are among the major institutions looking to adopt the platform, which allows banks to share payment information and speed up problematic transactions.

SANDERS THROWS KEITH ELLISON, CORY BOOKER IN ABC’S FACE WHEN ASKED ABOUT KAVANAUGH

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by Saagar Enjeti, The Daily Caller:

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointed to hypocrisy in the Democratic Party’s concern over alleged sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, in a Tuesday morning interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Sanders was pressed on whether President Donald Trump had already made up his mind on whether Kavanaugh’s accusers were lying and whether it demonstrates a pattern in his behavior.

Will Fed Engineer Next Crash to Topple Trump?

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by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

For those who follow major financial markets closely, the warning signs of the next major US financial market Tsunami are gaining more frequency daily. Some weeks ago attention was on so-called Emerging Markets, especially Turkey, Argentina, Indonesia, India or Mexico. What is rarely mentioned in the mainstream media is the relation of those events to the deliberate withdrawal of dollars from the global financial system by the “creator” of dollars, the US Federal Reserve. Now that process threatens to detonate a dramatic fall in not only US stocks but also in high-risk junk bonds, in US real estate debt, auto debt, credit card debt. The Trump hopes for continued economic success into the 2020 elections or even into the November mid-term elections may be smashed by the will of the Fed.