Eleni has sent these first four storied, all really linked. First, about how the military industrial complex assimilated Donald Trump the insurgent, by separating him from other insurgents, and controlling all of his information inputs.
The Junta members dictate their policies to Trump by only proposing to him certain alternatives. The one that is most preferable to them will be presented as the only desirable one. "There are no alternatives," Trump will be told again and again.
America's Slow Motion Military Coup
In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has.
Whatever Happened to America? Paul Craig Roberts (We'll need America again soon. I hope we can find her.)
When I was born America was a nation. Today it is a diversity country in which various segments divided by race, gender, and sexual preference, preach hate toward other segments.
According to a report from the Israeli website Inian Merkazi and Abna news agency, Libyan security forces arrested a Daesh commander in the city of Benghazi — only to find out soon after that the man they had captured, Ephraim Benjamin, was also an agent of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Benjamin, who was known in Libya as Abu Hafs, had begun work in Libya after the 2011 NATO-led invasion of Libya that ousted former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Goldman does Trump. Goldman, Goldman, Uber Alles...
Cohn, as president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, had been at the heart of it all. Aggressive and relentless, a former aluminum siding salesman and commodities broker with a nose for making money, Cohn had turned Goldman's sleepy home loan unit into what a Senate staffer called "one of the largest mortgage trading desks in the world." There, he aggressively pushed his sales team to sell mortgage-backed securities to unaware investors even as he watched over "the big short," Goldman's decision to bet billions of dollars that the market would collapse... Sens. Warren and Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, sent Cohn a letter a few days later. They brought up the $65 million (parting gift Goldman's board of directors gave him for "outstanding leadership" just days before Trump was sworn in) and asked him to publicly recuse himself from any issue that could have a direct or "significant indirect" impact on his old firm. Cohn never responded to the letter...
The Wall Street Journal calls for FBI wiretaps "in Trump Tower", on Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, to be investigated, since it is now clear that they existed and were repeatedly approved. (Does this mean that the generals' coup against the civilian neocons is winning? Who do I root for?)
Manafort says, "Release my wiretap transcripts, so everybody can see them. There's nothing there."
The World is Creeping Towards De-Dollarization (The latest global trade currency to wear out it's welcome)
Trade denominated in $US at Russian seaports is ordered to cease. (drip, drip, drip...)
"This is where the next financial crisis will come from", is somewhat mislabeled. "This is the dried up global money-forest, waiting for lightning and glowing cigarette-butts" might be a better title. Still really useful. (Keep in mind the Limits To Growth graphs and information from the last post. These are different presentations of the same underlying realities.)
The large majority of people who think they got rich because they’re smart will also lose their ‘fortunes’ because they think they’re smart. It is inevitable, it’s a mathematical certainty... Fortunes built on central banks largesses are virtual. You have to sell your assets to make them real. But the same mechanics that blew the bubbles in housing, stocks, bonds et al also keep people from selling them. Until it’s too late.
A dozen (more?) top Catalan officials are arrested by Spanish police for conspiracy-to-hold-illegal-democracy, or something. The attempts to prevent October 1 Catalan Independence referendum are becoming "whatever it takes". Police can arrest people and confiscate all the ballot boxes on October first, but they really, really don't want that picture to be developed. (I think they will have to do it, and that will not be the end of it, either...)
Death and blackness in Mexico City:
160 MPH winds and huge storm surge rip across Puerto Rico, maybe their worst storm ever. (My friend, Manuel is in his hospital, and will be working, working, working...)
Blowin' in the Wind