Saturday, September 2, 2023

Terminal Arrangements

 Determined Idealists,

  Dare I say that I am developing a fondness for the battle-cries of Marjorie Taylor Greene? 
  (I thought not, but look at her go, as fearless as Tucker Carlson!)
Marjorie Taylor Greene: Biden Dragged US Into Proxy War With Russia That Moscow 'Is Winning'

​  Gilbert Doctorow , Western leaders are all fighting for their survival in power. Where does this lead? To war! [Discussing only European leaders here!]
​  However, we note that the drone attack that destroyed Russian military aircraft at the Pskov airport in Russia’s northwest region a day ago is said to have been launched from Estonian territory.
​  So far, Moscow has not reacted to what could and should be a casus belli with a NATO Member State. But how much longer will Putin show forbearance?
These are very dangerous times and the weakness of Western leadership points to more, not less war.

​  Tom Luongo hits a whole lot of important financial-geopolitics points here. Best summary yet on the BRICS summit last week.
​  BRICS Summit Proves Geography Trumps Currency
​  While everyone is talking de-dollarization, the real currency losing it’s position in global trade is the euro. But no one is talking about de-eruoization. I guess it doesn’t roll off the tongue as well?
​  According to the latest data from the SWIFT RMB Tracker, there is no currency that has lost more ground in global trade than the euro. In just over two years the euro has fallen from 39.5% of global payments outside the euro-zone to just 13.6%.
​  The dollar absorbed most of those payments with the British pound, Japanese yen and, yes, the Chinese renminbi taking up the rest.
​  So, the great distraction about de-dollarization is, in part, about paying no attention to the rapid demise of the euro and the emerging sovereign bond crisis that ECB President Christine Lagarde works everyday to paper over.​..
​..But, back to the BRICS. If de-dollarization wasn’t the point of the Summit this year, then what was?
And not just expansion for the sake of expansion, but geographically strategic expansion.​..
..But it is the 5 countries clustered around the center of global trade that should grab your attention. Because all talk of a BRICS common currency are nothing more than theatre if there isn’t a fully developed alternative financial supply chain to capture the profits and minimize currency risks and friction for all the members...
​  So, let’s start with the easy one. Iran, in my book, has been the “I” in BRICS for years. Because with India constantly keeping everyone off-balance, much like Erdogan in Turkey, that incentivized Russia and China to invest heavily in Iran, as a counterpoint, making it the key to both China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Russia’s long-desired International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC).
​  India dragged their feet for so long on their contracted work on the Iranian port at Chabahar, that Iran nullified the contract, handed it to China, who then finished the work in less time than it took for Iran to get India on the phone to complain about it.​..
..Both the ports at Chabahar and Bandar Abbas now serve to get Asian trade, especially coming from Russia, exits beyond the choke points around the Mediterranean, Red, and Black Seas.
​  So, Iran was always going to be the first country added to the bloc. It quickly put India on notice to stop playing games.​..
Saudi Arabia:
​  With the successful intervention by Russia in Syria, and their own disastrous results in the War in Yemen, it was only a matter of time before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) came to his senses.
​  Saudi Arabia’s future was with the BRICS not the remnants of the British empire. As an aside here, I talk about Neocons all the time and the best way to think of them, beyond their hatred of pretty much the rest of the world, is to see them as the inheritors of the British empire’s foreign policy.​..
..Saudi Arabia had no other option than to go along with its OPEC+ partner, Russia, if MbS wants the country to survive the end of its oil reserves...
U​nited Arab Emirates:
The UAE addition is definitely part of the currency discussion. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have rapidly become centers for strategic commodities trading with very successful and deepening gold and oil trading...
​..In order to even talk about some form of gold-backed trade settlement system, there has to be a deep and liquid supply chain and financial industry in place to facilitate both that settlement and minimize the storage risks to gold and currency risks of the alliance members trading bilaterally without the dollar as the intermediate.
​  So, adding Dubai as one node in that network outside of China’s control was important to building trust there. Having multiple exchanges, vaults, and refineries simplifies everything. And, with that, minimizes the ‘convenience premium’ of using the US dollar and maximizing members’ use of local currencies with gold acting as the universal trust layer and a blockchain for back office and auditing functions.
​  So, first, you add the financial center, then you start really talking the whole “Gold-Backed BRICS Currency.” Order of operations matters folks.
​  The UAE was necessary to get India to even consider going along with Russia and China on this idea, which is why the UAE dirham will be the settlement currency between India and Russia on oil sales, and not the ruble. It both creates validity for a third party while also keeps India free from directly contravening US sanctions on buying Russian energy.​..
​  It shouldn’t be underestimated how much the IMF and European corruption have wr​eaked [wrought] havoc in Argentina over the years. This is another resource-rich country that has been kept under constant upheaval which now has the opportunity, like Egypt, to get out from underneath the IMF’s thumb, depriving vulture capitalists all across the west the opportunity to plunder the country one more time.
​  Adding Argentina should see the development money necessary to build out its significant shale reserves at Vaca Muerta make its way into the country. This stabilizes its foreign exchange reserves and access to the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) gives it an alternative to the IMF loan sharks.
​  The upcoming elections could quickly become a referendum on IMF requirements and capital controls.​ 
[Argentine elites ​own most of Argentina's $US debt.]​...Egypt and Ethiopia:
  Egypt is a fascinating turn of events, because Egypt’s financial weakness was the very thing to create a strategic opportunity for Russia and China to make President Al-Sisi a great offer. Use our New Development Bank and stiff the International Monetary Fund if they won’t negotiate a debt write-down.
  Like what’s in front of Argentina, Egypt now has leverage in negotiations they didn’t have before.
  Either way the IMF loses here, because Egypt has an alternative lender it can force a write-down by the IMF for the first time ever or they can just default. China is already willing to forgive $8 billion in Egypt’s debt while the IMF is holding fast only to restructuring.And if you think Egypt doesn’t have this leverage here let’s not forget that the Suez Canal still handles 12% of global trade daily. The BRICS bloc now have a political ally that controls the Suez.
​  With Ethiopia, along with Russia’s deft diplomacy with both Eretria and China’s with Djibouti where they have port access, the BRICS now has effectively unfettered access to the Red Sea. The pressure will mount for Eretria and Djibouti to make peace with Ethiopia, thus opening up trade in eastern Africa.
​  Access to or circumventing the historic chokepoints to global trade has been a long-held goal of both Russia and China. And it looks like with these additions to the BRICS bloc, they have finally achieved that.​..
​..The Neocons struck geopolitical gold with blowing up Nordstream, depriving Germany and France of much needed gas. Things are so bad in Germany that they are now quietly dismantling their wind farms to rebuild coal-fired plants, going back to the one energy source they have in abundance in Europe.
​  Now Africa is in revolt against France. Last month it was Niger. This month it is Gabon. There is no way France can respond to all of these revolts on their own. They need outside intervention and it doesn’t look like it’s coming.
​  Queen Warmonger Vicky Nudelman went to Niger and was rebuffed. Reports are now circulating that she and her staff were caught completely by surprise with events in Africa and had no solutions, offers or even credible threats to bring to bear.​..
..If you map Nuland to the UK/US Neocons who are not necessarily aligned with Davos then this report should shock you, because it tells us that neither are capable of moving into the power vacuum left by these juntas seizing power.​ 
​  It says, with little equivocation, that all of the colonial powers of Europe are paper tigers... 
​..The BRICS bloc understands that their best course of action is to continue building new relationships, networks, and pressuring the centuries-old colonial networks that have financed their power. Staying out of a direct hot war simply makes good strategic sense. Attrition is a bitch, energetically.​..
​..Against that backdrop, de-dollarization is the least of their worries. It will be the thing that grinds away in the background, like Powell’s shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet, and will just emerge out of these events.
​  The choice the West is now facing is at what point do they stop fighting this and finally come to the negotiating table. Some factions, like the US military and the banking sector, have already made their intentions clear.​ 
[Adaptation​ to changing realities, I believe.]
​  The others? Not so much.

​  Water wars may look like nice vegetales, or alfalfa to feed cattle. Christine says the Mexican aquifer where she lives has been drained and all the local wells are dry, after agribusiness arranged for lots of broccoli to be grown for export to the US.
​  US lawmaker introduces bill to rein in Saudi water usage in Arizona
Congressman Ruben Gallego says Arizona's water and crops 'belong in Arizona, not Saudi Arabia'

​  The new rumor is that a pandemic "worse than COVID" is coming this winter.
​  Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused "left-wing lunatics" of fear-mongering about new COVID-19 variants in order to justify the reintroduction of their left-wing lockdown and mandate policies, which included the use of drop boxes and mail-in ballots in 2020, in a bid to rig the 2024 election.

​  Go(de)FundMe has been politically weaponized, as explained by Matt Taibbi. Remember PayPal defunding Wikileaks, and all the bloggers being blocked from ad revenue, and taken down from YouTube? The free-speech closet is over there. Close the door behind yourself.
​  GoFundMe, Go To Hell​ , Matt Taibbi
​  After they froze a successful GrayZone fundraiser over unnamed "external concerns," GoFundMe became the official poster child for the politicization of economic services

​  Moon of Alabama , Thanks Christine.  As The U.S. Wages War On It China Reacts With Defiance
Will the CCP succeed?
​  The product it’s pitching to its citizens and to the world—that’s multilateralism via economic engagement—is fundamentally more attractive to a lot of countries than the deficit driven global War to Save Democracy that the US is peddling. Given money, perseverance, luck, and time the PRC might be able to thread the needle.
​  But ... there’s that “time” thing. There’s the rub.
My opinion is, if the CCP is succeeding, in other words if it shows significant progress in establishing a robust parallel international order that can shield it from US economic aggression, the US will start a hot war to see if it can truly f*ck China up.
Because the only US response to failure is escalation.

And that’s why my profile says “pessimist”.

​  The Fall-winter pandemic is supposed to be something worse than COVID. Do we still have all of our cowering and complying reflexes intact? The DU rounds are for the Abrams tanks that the US is finally shipping to Ukraine. They may not get there in time for fall mud, but would work better on frozen ground in winter.
​  A New "Armored Fist", A New Pandemic And Old Depleted Uranium Rounds. Military Summary For 2023.9.02

​  This summer may have seen 80,000 Ukrainian men, mostly drafted into the army, sent into the meat grinder to come out dead, just this summer.
The Fall | The Russians Inflict CRITICAL Losses. Final AFU Redeployment. Military Summary 2023.09.01

​  Run into that minefield under machine gun fire and artillery barrage: Go! Go! Go! ("Euphoria, no fear, no pain" reported by soldiers ordered to take pills.)
EXCLUSIVE! Captured Ukrainian Soldiers Speak Out, Forced to Take Drugs To Fight

​  We have known and advised this for well over a decade, but now it is in a scientific paper. Excess carbohydrates like sugar induce the liver to convert them to fat, which sits in the liver, causing cirrhosis and sometimes primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma. Just don't drink sweet drinks.
Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Liver Cancer and Chronic Liver Disease Mortality

​  Sasha Latypova, The Real Purpose of the SV40 Promoter in Covid Injections  (I really edited this down to the essential core information.)
​  Besides being extremely problematic due to large quantities of DNA found in the vials, the most alarming finding was the SV40 promoter in the DNA plasmid sequence. This part was not disclosed by Pfizer to the regulators. Therefore, they encoded a “stealth gene” in the sequence! This falls squarely into Air Force’s (JASON group) definition of a biological weapon...
​..Absolutely stunning isn’t it? To summarize: Pfizer encoded an undisclosed “gene” into the DNA matrix from which mRNA is being made for covid injections. Then they left huge amounts of this raw material in the final product. The purpose of this undisclosed component is to ensure that whatever it is attached to is delivered not just into the cell, but into the cell’s nucleus (where the human DNA resides). Let’s remember however, that humans do not have some sort of a central DNA place that can be modified for the whole body. Human body consists of trillions of cells, each with the nucleus containing DNA (except red blood cells), and the majority of cells in the body are a variety of non-human cells (microbiome) with their own DNAs.
​  Microbial cells may replicate quickly, such as e.coli that live in our gut who will pick up the plasmids if they end up there and start replicating them and spewing spike, dying off, shedding, etc. Furthermore, the SV40 promoter ensures that the “cargo” is delivered to the nuclei of the cells that are not dividing or slowly dividing, such as neurons, cardiac cells, skeletal and smooth muscle cells. The latter are cells that line the gastrointestinal tract, all blood vessels, bladder and uterus. These cells are not dividing normally, because they reached terminal differentiation which is critical for normal body growth and function. However the cells retain ability to divide, which can be functional (uterine cells during normal pregnancy), or, can be a source of pathology - abnormal cell growth leading to cancer. That’s why SV40 promoter is associated with cancer. It delivers foreign cargo into the nuclei of cells that are not supposed to divide, but may begin this malignant process due to being hacked by the foreign cargo...
​..Lastly, a recent study by Italian researchers have demonstrated beyond any doubt that approximately 50% of vaccinated individuals produce spike protein continuously when measured at 6 months after the last injection. Igor Chudov wrote a very good explainer on this. The Italian team also states that this is likely because of 1) some human cells get transfected and the modified RNA is reverse transcribed into genomes of those cells or 2) microbial cells in the blood pick up the foreign material (it can be RNA or plasmids or both) and also become spike spewing factories. Or both things happen in various places in the body. This does not happen in unvaccinated people whether or not they are positive for covid by PCR, so that’s definitely not whatever is called “covid infection”.

​  Court revives doctors' lawsuit saying FDA overstepped its authority with anti-ivermectin campaign​   Thanks Mel.
​  The doctors can proceed with their lawsuit contending that the FDA's campaign exceeded the agency's authority under federal law, the ruling said.
​  “FDA is not a physician. It has authority to inform, announce, and apprise—but not to endorse, denounce, or advise,” Judge Don Willett wrote for a panel that also included Jennifer Walker Elrod and Edith Brown Clement. “The Doctors have plausibly alleged that FDA’s Posts fell on the wrong side of the line between telling about and telling to.”
​  Drs. Robert L. Apter, Mary Talley Bowden and Paul E. Marik filed the lawsuit last year. All three said their reputations were harmed by the FDA campaign. Bowden lost admitting privileges at a Texas hospital, the ruling noted. Marik alleged he lost his positions at a medical school and at a hospital for promoting the use of ivermectin.

​Meryl Nass  MD is now dangerous enough to the control-narrative to merit a "hit piece". (They will need a more sophisticated and expensive character-assassin.)
Voila! the HIT PieceFrom Ms. Melissa Goldin, who specializes in this type of genre

​This is a remarkably pleasant and well presented case for global-warming happening as a timely part of a recurring planetary climate cycle.
Uh Oh, Methane Evidence Suggests We Entered Ice Age Termination Event

​Terminal Man (pictured recently with terminal-wife, Jenny)

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