The Greek endgame is now upon us. Time for drachmas.

When Monday’s Eurogroup meeting concluded without an agreement between Greece and its creditors, it should have been game over for Athens. With pensioners at their breaking point and with local governments reluctant to comply with a decree mandating a sweep of excess cash reserves, the idea that Greece would somehow be able to scrape together €750 million euros to make a scheduled payment to the IMF today seemed far-fetched at best which is why we asked the following question Monday afternoon:

Where, if not from local governments who have been extremely reluctant to comply with Athens’ cash sweep decree, and if not from the IMF which will apparently not be paying itself tomorrow after all, is Greece going to get three quarters of a billion euros in the next 12 hours?

We now know the answer to that question. As Bloomberg reports, citing Kathimerini, Greece tapped IMF reserves to pay .. well, to pay the IMF:

Greece used up ~EU650m reserves from its SDR IMF holdings account to meet loan payment of ~EU750m due to Fund today, Kathimerini newspaper reports, without citing anyone.

Reserves kept in IMF holdings account need to be replenished within one month

IMF agreed over weekend for their use, given Greece’s liquidity situation; without use of those reserves, payment due today wouldn’t be possible.

Reuters has a bit more color:

Greece tapped emergency reserves in its holding account at the International Monetary Fund to make a crucial 750 million euro (539 million pounds) debt payment to the Fund on Monday, two government officials said on Tuesday.

With Athens close to running out of cash and a deal with its international creditors still elusive, there had been doubts whether the leftist-led government would pay the IMF or opt to save cash to pay salaries and pensions later this month.

Member countries of the IMF have two accounts at the fund – one where their annual quotas are deposited and a holding account which may be used for emergencies.

One official told Reuters that Athens used about 650 million euros from the holding account to make the payment.

“We made use of money in our holding account in the fund,” the official said, declining to be named. “The government also used about 100 million of its cash reserves.”

This explains why Yanis Varoufakis was so confident that the payment would be made and also why the language around the payment confirmation was so bizarre (recall that the heading was “Greece said to have given order for IMF repayment“). It also underscores the degree to which this entire ordeal has now careened into sheer absurdity because disbursing bailout funds that you know will immediately be sent right back where they came from in the form of an interest payment is one thing, but literally paying yourself is another, and the IMF seems to have done the latter on Monday.

Given this, it’s certainly not surprising that Christine Lagarde and company are not thrilled about the prospect of participating further in what has become an outright farce and as El Mundo reports, the fund has now told the ECB and the European Commission that it does not wish to be a part of a new program for Greece.

Via El Mundo (Google translated):

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown the Eurogroup their desire not to be part of a possible third bailout of Greece, which would amount to 50,000 million and would be vital for the survival of the Hellenic country. The absence of really emotional action by the executive with whom Tsipras contain spending and tackle the deficit, as well as the challenges it has done in recent weeks, as the readmission of public employees has caused the agency wants let all the weight of aid to Greece in the hands of the Eurozone and the ECB.

The fact that the IMF wants to stop being part of the bailout of a country is particularly serious, not in vain this institution is always the last resort of economies whose situation is more complicated. Therefore, the IMF has priority over other creditors in the order for recovery and, in all history, only Zimbabwe, Somalia and Sudan have failed to fulfill their obligations to it. However, given the difficulties to unlock a new rescue aid tranche that matures on June 30, the Washington-based organization fears that Greece will become the first economy in a developed nation it incurs a default, as They have confirmed to THE WORLD sources familiar with the process.

For Germany (where lawmakers are already pressuring Angela Merkel to cut the Greeks loose) this may be the final straw.


Greece is now reliant on a similarly ridiculous circular funding scheme to pay public sector employees whereby pensioners will only receive payments if the government is successful at tapping pension funds for cash.

Via Bloomberg:

Greece may be able to meet end-May salaries and pensions payments, if pension funds, municipalities commit more of their cash reserves.

And because all of the above isn’t preposterous enough, Greece will depend on the disbursment of the €7.2 billion left in its current program (about half of which is set to come from the IMF) to replenish the funds it raided from its SDR holdings:

Greece assumes that an agreement will be reached by end-May for disbursement of bailout funds, so that it can replenish holdings account reserves.

In sum: the IMF paid itself on behalf of Greece and will now be forced to pay itself back for paying itself later this month.Or, put differently, Greece has prepaid the IMF with IMF money it doesnt have.

Meanwhile, Greek pensioners are set to adopt a similarly ridiculous self-payment scheme in a matter of weeks even if they don’t entirely appreciate the sheer insanity that’s taken hold in Athens.

And just to prove how dire the situation now is, Market News just reported the following shocker:


The Greek endgame is now upon us.  Time for drachmas.

And the 6 banknotes (designed by Paul Vatikioti) of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 10,000 drachmas have pictures of Cornelius Castoriadis, Odysseus Elytis, Yiannis Moralis, Georgios Papanikolaou, Melina Mercouri and Maria Callas…


The Bank of International Settlements; The Shadow Government of Central Banks

The article below is an excellent summary of modern central banking and it’s involvement with economic wars.  It leaves out some very important facts about its origins, which go back to Hjalmar Schacht, President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics under Adolph Hitler.  The BIS was used to handle all the gold and assets stolen from pillaged countries, but I digress.

Written by Bruno de Landevoisin of  the STEALTHFLATION blog.
The Bank for International Settlements, otherwise known as the BIS, should more aptly be named the Bank for International division and domination.  It’s clearly an institution with global reach, whose hidden covert purpose is to impose the financial globalist’s agenda on all sovereign nation states.  The luminous photo below is of their luxurious Headquarters.
Ten times a year, once a month except in August and October, a small group of well dressed men arrives in Basel, Switzerland. Carrying elegant overnight bags and stylish brief cases, they discreetly check into the Euler Hotel, across from the railroad station.  They come to this quiet city from places as disparate as Tokyo, Paris, Brasília, London, and Washington, D.C., for the regular meeting of the most exclusive, secretive, and powerful supranational club in the world.
Each visiting member has his own office at the club, with secure telephone lines to his home country.  These elite international bankers are fully serviced by a permanent staff of about 300, including chauffeurs, chefs, guards, messengers, translators, stenographers, secretaries, and researchers. Also at their disposal are a brilliant research unit, well equipped medical facility and deep underground bunker, as well as a secluded country club with tennis courts and a swimming pool, a few kilometers outside of Basel.
Undoubtedly, we have all heard of this all important international organization, but how many of us really know much about it, or even understand its intended purpose.  The only thing that I knew about this powerful global entity was that it is often described as the Central Bank of Central Banks.  Clearly, we all need to know more, let’s constructively begin with some benign elementary historical background transcribed from Investopedia, and also lay out the venerable institution’s specific functions & mission statement, directly from the BIS website itself.images (2)
Founding and brief History of the BIS:
 Founded in 1930, the Bank for International Settlements is the oldest global financial institution and operates under the auspices of international law. But from its inception to the present day, the role of the BIS has been ever-changing, as it adapts to the dynamic global financial community and its needs. The BIS was created out of the Hague Agreements of 1930 and took over the job of the Agent General for Repatriation in Berlin. When established, the BIS was responsible for the collection, administration and distribution of reparations from Germany – as agreed upon in the Treaty of Versailles.
After World War II, the BIS turned its focus to the defense and implementation of the World Bank’s Bretton Woods System. Between the 1970s and 1980s, the BIS monitored cross-border capital flows in the wake of the oil and debt crises, which in turn led to the development of regulatory supervision of internationally active banks. More recently, it has concentrated its efforts on the global financial stability and capital reserve requirement accords. The BIS has also emerged as an emergency “funder” to nations in trouble, coming to the aid of countries such as Mexico and Brazil during their debt crises in 1982 and 1998, respectively. In cases like these, where the International Monetary Fund is already in the country, emergency funding is provided through the IMF structured program.

The BIS has also functioned as trustee and agent. For example, from 1979 to 1994, the BIS was the agent for the European Monetary System, which is the administration that paved the way for a single European currency. Today, the BIS has become the central bank of central banks. The Bank now represents the interests of nearly all of the world’s central bank institutions, and manages a significant share of their reserves, including gold holdings. The organization now serves and presides over 60 central banks worldwide. Accordingly the BIS requires the capital/asset ratio of central banks to be above a prescribed minimum international standard, for the protection of all central banks involved.
In broad outline, the BIS pursues its mission by:
  • Promoting discussion and facilitating collaboration among central banks.
  • Supporting dialogue with other authorities that are responsible for promoting financial stability.
  • Conducting research on policy issues confronting central banks and financial supervisory authorities.
  • Acting as a prime counterparty for central banks in their financial transactions.
  • Serving as an agent or trustee in connection with international financial operations.   
Now that we are up to speed on the BIS’s alleged “raison d’etre”, and fully indoctrinated in the organization’s whitewashed history, self proclaimed mission statement and assumed functions, let’s expose the true nature of this supposedly benign bastion of banking balance.  Trust me, they are anything but the modest measured men of monetary moderation and management they purport to be.  This odious institution is nothing but a conceited cunning cabal of carnivorous cannibals bent on global financial domination, who deftly deploy dreaded debt disbursements the world over. They will stop at nothing to achieve their ends, absolutely nothing.
To fully comprehend the self-serving nature of the BIS, one has to understand that it is an autocratic institution run by a very select group of the highest ranking bankers on the planet, representing both private banking interests, as well as those of the vast worldwide network of central banks that are ultimately owned by those same private commercial & financial interests.  It is important to note that these top flight international bankers have intentionally organized themselves, so as not to be directed by their own national governments for the crucial decisions and actions they take.  In effect, they are a supranational organization, controlled by an elite group of men, who preside over most of the world’s financial and monetary systems of exchange which regulate and facilitate most of the globe’s commerce.
The supreme inner club is made up of the half-dozen powerful central bankers at the apex of a privately devised international monetary system.  Their dictate, which enshrines the inner club from the rest of the lessor BIS members, is the firm belief that central banks should act independently of their home governments.  Their controlling organization is at the epicenter of global finance, and has inherently become increasingly connected and indispensable over time by design.  A glaring early example of their self-serving grandiosity can be found in their despicable double dealings before the outbreak and during the hostilities of the World Wars.
The following passage, by well-respected financial historian Adam LeBor, details the nefarious activities of Thomas McKittrick, a former president of the BIS:
The BIS was founded in Basel in 1930, where it is still headquartered today. Ostensibly set up as part of the Young Plan to administer German reparations payments for WWI, its real purpose was detailed in its statutes: to “promote the cooperation of central banks and provide additional facilities for international financial operations.” The establishment of the BIS was the culmination of the central bankers’ decades-old dream to have their own bank powerful, independent, and free from interfering politicians and nosy reporters.
Under the terms of the founding treaty, the bank’s assets could never be seized, even in times of war. Most felicitous of all, the BIS was self-financing and would be in perpetuity. Its clients were its own founders and shareholders, the central banks. The BIS, boasted Gates McGarrah, an American banker who served as its first president, was “completely removed from any government or political control.” McKittrick’s involvement with the BIS began in 1931, when he joined the German Credits Arbitration Committee, which adjudicated disputes involving German commercial banks. One of the other two members was Marcus Wallenberg, of Sweden’s Enskilda Bank, who taught McKittrick about the intricacies of international finance. Marcus and his brother Jacob were two of the most powerful bankers in the world. During the war, the Wallenberg brothers used Enskilda Bank to play both sides and harvest enormous profits.

2011-07-16180202In May 1939 McKittrick was offered the position of president of the BIS, which he readily accepted. As head of the BIS, headquartered in Basel, from 1940 to 1946, McKittrick played a crucial role in abetting Hitler’s war—and, at the same time, in revealing details about his Nazi colleagues to his friends in Washington, D.C. On McKittrick’s watch, the BIS willingly accepted looted Nazi gold, carried out foreign exchange deals for the Reichsbank, and recognized the Nazi invasion and annexation of conquered countries. By doing so, it also legitimized the role of the national banks in the occupied countries in appropriating Jewish-owned assets. Indeed, the BIS was so indispensable to the overall Nazi project that the vice-president of the Reichsbank, Emil Puhl, who was later tried for war crimes, once referred to the BIS as the Reichsbank’s only “foreign branch.” In the closing months of the war, as American GIs fought their way across Europe, McKittrick was arranging deals with Nazi industrialists to guarantee their profits after the Allied victory.
Additionally, the following indictment from Wikipedia:
As a result of Nazi collaboration allegations, at the Bretton Woods Conference held in July 1944, Norway proposed the “liquidation of the Bank for International Settlements at the earliest possible moment”. This resulted in the BIS being the subject of a disagreement between the American and British delegations. The liquidation of the bank was supported by other European delegates, as well as the United States (including Harry Dexter White, Secretary of the Treasury, and Henry Morgenthau),[6] but opposed by John Maynard Keynes, head of the British delegation. Fearing that the BIS would be dissolved by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Keynes went to Morgenthau hoping to prevent the dissolution, or have it postponed, but the next day the dissolution of the BIS was approved. However, the liquidation of the bank was never actually undertaken.[7] In April 1945, the new U.S. president Harry S. Truman and the British government suspended the dissolution, and the decision to liquidate the BIS was officially reversed in 1948.
Fast forward to Today.  Would the very same elite banking interests not be behind the destabilization and financing of multiple military conflicts sprouting up all over the globe?  After all, the U.S. just finished squandering over $3 trillion endlessly tussling with a fanatical bunch of burka wearing nomads in the sparse mountains of Afghanistan for well over a decade.  In the end, what, and who the hell was all of that money really for?  Might it be supranational bank financing concerns funneling their central bank issued easy money government treasury funding directly into the military industrial complex.
MENA, after years of relative calm imposed by despotic regimes often legitimized by Western commercial interests, suddenly, all at once, seemingly out of nowhere, rose up in a spontaneous combustion of political awareness, the so called Arab Spring, which has brought as much disillusionment as promise.  What was really behind this?  While Syria, on the other hand, has been in a perpetual state of war due to ISIS insurgents supported by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel.  Iraq is on the verge of complete disintegration as the same western organized ISIS move in on Baghdad.  Libya is erupting, with American, British and French embassy’s being swiftly evacuated.  What gives?  Are all of these simultaneous regional conflicts simply a sheer coincidence? Further war financing requirements perhaps.
The Hamas / Israel connection has certainly duped many, even though it is historical fact that the creation of Hamas itself was funded and supported by covert elements of the Israel government.  Why did Israel put money and arms at the disposal of Muslim extremist groups like Hamas and ISIS, only to enter into brutal conflict with them later?  Again, are the international bankers involved here as well?  Why bother with inflation when you can create DeathFlation!
The Ukraine crisis is only further intensifying after the attack on Malaysian flight MH17. In just the past week, the EU has instituted serious economic and financial sanctions, fighting has become even more fierce in the ethnic Russian speaking regions, and Russia itself has been accused of firing heavy artillery into the war zone.Ukraine-Protest_Horo-1-e1392750277144 Moreover, the U.S. now claims that Russia has demonstrably violated the terms of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty.  Astonishingly, assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland recently proudly trumpeted that U.S. sponsored NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) had spent over $5 billion fomenting political protest on the ground in Kiev, in order to destabilize and ultimately overthrow the former president of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych.  Again, who or what institution actually facilitated the financing of such an excessive amount of funds, and why?
Is it simply the usual bane of proxy war profiteering which is underway, or is something more sinister also a foot here.  Is the western central bank hegemonic monetary system attempting to further assert itself on the arising and defiant BRICS?  Moreover, since all out military conflict is no longer a viable option, due to assured mutual destruction from imposing nuclear arsenals, another most effective avenue for global domination would be via strategic financial and economic power.  Is this what the international banking cabal is now seizing upon?
21aPic1B2102124325_zz_anthems-cover-2007-smallA significant example of a BIS sponsored strategic global economic initiative, orchestrated by its self-serving megalomaniac banking power brokers, was its behind the scene’s role in devising and pushing forward the concept for a European Union with a single common currency.   It established a new role for itself in the postwar world, first as the financial mechanism for American efforts to rebuild Europe, and then for the accelerating project of European unification.  Some believe that the trans-national vision of a modern Europe ruled by mandarins in Brussels and Basel was originally hatched and concocted in a secret meeting held at the Bank for International Settlements.
Clearly, the driving force behind the financial engineering ambitions of the elite global bankers at the BIS has always been the same.  Namely; to further establish themselves as the indispensable international financial body, whose ultimate authority supersedes any national jurisdiction, thereby interminably dismantling and diminishing the sovereignty of the individual nation states.  In other words, they consolidate their subjugation of the local citizenry by championing the benefits of economies of scale which only globalization can achieve, and, of course, that only their financial frameworks can administer.
The UN, EU, NAU, IMF, WBC, CFR, NATO, WTO, OECD, WHO, and a myriad other IGOs (Intergovernmental organizations), all use much the same modus operandi as the BIS to expand their dominion.  In the end, it’s mostly about their self-seeking interests, entitled importance and institutional aggrandizement.  Throughout history, elite groups of men have always attempted to subjugate the masses, this is no different.  The once magnificent self determined Republic of the United States, for the people of the people, must stop these globalists dead in their tracks, before their self-serving hubris and unrelenting drive for hegemony brings unsuspecting Americans down to their knees.
Carroll Quigley, the renown academic historian, in his monumental tome Tragedy and Hope published in 1966, clearly identified the underlying scheme of this scourge. images (1) Having studied the rise and fall of civilizations, Quigley found the explanation of disintegration in the gradual transformation of social “instruments” into “institutions”, that is, transformation of social arrangements functioning to meet real social needs into social institutions serving their own purposes regardless of real social needs.
Many discerning Americans are certainly aware of the prevalence of the false Left/Right paradigm in American politics which is clearly driven by the buying off of politicians via an army of private lobbyists on behalf of avaricious corporate institutions and demanding special interest groups.  There is also a solid case to be made that our multinational banking institutions directly serve to promote this debilitating duplicitous demagoguery.  The once esteemed news networks have also degenerated into a cronyism cesspool of unabashed corporatism, no longer reporting news, but rather dishing out distilled disinformation and various valueless vicissitudes. Institutional disintegration indeed, Mr. Quigley was flat out dead right back in 66′!
Professor Carroll Quigley directed his poignant prescient prose specifically at the Bank for International Settlements:
“The Power of financial capitalism had a far reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks, which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence co-operative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world.”
banksters6The ominous premise of this lengthy piece is precisely why the United States should become increasingly alarmed as these globalists continue to extend their supremacy.  Just as the once proud independent self governing sovereign nation states of Europe have become subservient to an autocratic international banking class, which promptly imposed a common currency, and is now actively crafting a fiscal union to complete its ascendancy and authority, the United States also is a prime target in the cross hairs of these very same avaricious financial oligarchs.
Make no mistake, the likes of the BIS, IMF, IFC, OECD and the World Bank are on a maniacal maraudering mission to subvert the existing U.S. monetary system, via a crafty and cunning central bank, in our very own complicit Federal Reserve.
In my view, this is the only valid explanation as to why we are systematically being driven off a fiscal and monetary cliff, almost as if we were preforming a national financial and economic Hari Kari ritual.  At this point, they have mandated a market cataclysm and deliberately determined the dollar’s demise. To be sure, the BIS and IMF are waiting in the wings with a new global means of exchange based on an archetype of the presently established SDR mechanism.
Why else would the BIS be stating the following today regarding the FED’s current monetary measures?
“The temptation to postpone adjustment can prove irresistible, especially when times are good and financial booms sprinkle the fairy dust of illusory riches. The consequence is a growth model that relies too much on debt, both private and public, and which over time sows the seeds of its own demise. To return to sustainable and balanced growth, policies need to go beyond their traditional focus on the business cycle and take a longer-term perspective – one in which the financial cycle takes centre stage…They need to address head-on the structural deficiencies and resource misallocations masked by strong financial booms and revealed only in the subsequent busts. The only source of lasting prosperity is a stronger supply side. It is essential to move away from debt as the main engine of growth.”
images (3)Ask yourselves, if Janet Yellen sits on the Board of Directors of the BIS, why have she and all her 21st century predecessors been conducting a brazen, unproven, uncharted and surely precarious monetary policy with complete abandon, that totally contradicts the sage and proven advice, judiciously laid out above, by the very institution which is central to monitoring, regulating and advising on global central bank direction.
Something stinks here, it just doesn’t add up. Is our Federal Reserve, whose top leadership also happens to be elite members of the BIS banking cabal club, actually double dealing here?  Setting us up for a great fall, so the financial globalists can come sweeping in to our rescue, installing themselves as our monetary overlords?  Far fetched, you say? Remember, this is well within their past predatory precepts, and typical of their self-serving Modus Operandi!
If  we can’t convince you, perhaps the view of billionaire hedge-fund legend Paul Singer will:
We were astounded to learn that the board of the BIS is comprised of none other than the heads of the major central banks of the developed world! Yes – Yellen, Draghi, et al! So, these central bankers are simultaneously failing to tell their respective governments that (1) monetary policy has done enough; (2) monetary policy is causing massive risks and distortions; and (3) political leaders must grab the reins and make structural changes, these same central bankers are authorizing BIS reports that will enable them to say, after the coming multifactor crisis, that they told us about the risks. 


We wonder who from the Fed authorized the report, and why they haven’t shared these harsh views of Fed policy in the FOMC meeting minutes or the endless public speeches by Fed officials. It is duplicitous for the Fed to authorize the views in the BIS report yet keep quiet about them elsewhere. But then, the Fed has never accepted much responsibility for the 2008 crisis, despite its decisions to keep interest rates artificially low for an extended period of time, to do a poor job of regulating the banking system and to abet Fannie and Freddie in their utter irresponsibility. History rhymes. The Fed has created the fuel for another crisis, seems to know it judging by the BIS report, and yet is covering itself with an “I told you so” report from the BIS rather than changing course.
In closing, the following list identifies the current Board of Directors who preside over the Bank for International Settlements today, see if you recognize any of these supranational scoundrels.
The BIS Board of Directors:
Chairman: Christian Noyer, Paris Mark Carney, London Agustín Carstens, Mexico City Luc Coene, Brussels Jon Cunliffe, London Andreas Dombret, Frankfurt am Main Mario Draghi, Frankfurt am Main William C Dudley, New York Stefan Ingves, Stockholm Thomas Jordan, Zurich Klaas Knot, Amsterdam Haruhiko Kuroda, Tokyo Ann Le Lorier, Paris Stephen S Poloz, Ottawa Raghuram Rajan, Mumbai Jan Smets, Brussels Alexandre A Tombini, Brasília Ignazio Visco, Rome Jens Weidmann, Frankfurt am Main Janet L Yellen, Washington Zhou Xiaochuan, Beijing

  The Globalists are indeed on the move……………

The Buttonwood Gathering 2015, Planning for #InclusiveCapitalism

Prince Charles, former US president Bill Clinton, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney and fund managers representing one third of the world’s investable income descended on London on Tuesday on a mission to try to solve capitalism’s current problems.
They will join 250 delegates from 37 countries and 35 business sectors representing assets under management of about $30 trillion (£18 trillion) at the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism, at the Mansion House and Guildhall.
Keynote speaker Lagarde told the conference: “In the past, economists have underestimated the importance of inequality. They have focused on economic growth, on the size of the pie rather than its distribution. Today, we are more keenly aware of the damage done by inequality.
“The recognition of this fact by the conference on inclusive capitalism is incredibly important for the long term prosperous future of all.”
Prince Charles, Mr Clinton and Mr Carney will make speeches, along with the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, and Larry Summers, the former US Treasury secretary, who is now a Harvard professor.
Here is part 1:

Financial Capitalism, Bretton Woods II, and George Soros

Sunday, June 22, 2014: Valentin Katasonov, The 4th Media

“The goal is world power”
The expression «Bretton Woods II» is becoming more popular, and everyone has their own understanding of this vague formula. Some are nostalgic for the gold standard, while others would like to return to John Keynes’ idea of creating and introducing a supranational currency like the ‘bancor’, or using the special drawing rights issued in small amounts by the IMF in 1970 for the same purpose.
There are also those who believe that Bretton Woods II will be fundamentally different from the American and British projects discussed in 1944, and that the world should consist of several regional currency zones.
The expert community introduced the idea of a Bretton Woods II at the end of the 20th century. The Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, headed by a certain Marc Uzan, was set up in 1994 on the back of the conference’s 50 year anniversary.
At an official level, the idea of a Bretton Woods II was first expressed by the Italian Senator Oskar Peterlini. At the height of the 2009 financial crisis, Peterlini officially presented a «Motion for the reorganisation of the international currency system: the new Bretton Woods» to the Italian Senate. The document was approved by a large number of deputies in the upper house.
Although the document mentioned nothing about a return to gold, it pointed out the need to control the issue of money, and the need to link it to real assets and commodities rather than financial assets. Attention was also focused on the fact that the world needs a financial system with fixed (constant) exchange rates and restrictions on the free cross-border movement of venture capital.
At the G20 meetings in Washington in November 2008 and London in April 2009, where ways out of the global financial crisis were discussed, the expression «Bretton Woods II» was also heard more than once.
In the midst of the financial crisis, radical proposals were put forward at G20, G8, G7 and other similar forums on the restructuring of the global monetary and financial system.
There was also talk of the need to convene a global «New Bretton Woods» conference at the UN, where it was expected that a number of important international agreements would be entered into, including: 1) a Global Economic Charter based on the proposals of German Chancellor Angela Merkel; 2) a Global Energy Charter put forward by the leaders of net energy-exporting countries; and 3) major amendments to the UN Charter, including the establishment of a Financial Security Council.
As soon as the threat of the global financial crisis had passed, however, political leaders immediately forgot about the «New Bretton Woods» projects.
At the end of the 20th century, the illusion emerged that the world might become unipolar and be controlled by Washington, and Pax Americana was built under the guise of globalisation. Today, however, Washington is losing its influence in the world, and chances are there will be no repetition of Bretton Woods.
George Soros’ New Bretton Woods
At the same time, it is possible to talk about a new Bretton Woods as the resuscitation of the project put forward by John Keynes 70 years ago that gained little support from those present. The most well-known and open supporter of this Bretton Woods alternative is financial speculator George Soros.
Back in November 2009, at the peak of the global financial crisis, the billionaire announced the preparation of a «New Bretton Woods» conference, and in April 2011, Soros made sure the conference took place. Details about it are few and far between.
Soros paid $50 million to assemble around 200 academics, businessmen and state leaders in New Hampshire under the aegis of his Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET).
The meeting included such well-known figures as the former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Paul Volcker, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Nobel Laureate and a former vice president of the World Bank Joseph Stiglitz, and renowned economist and director of The Earth InstituteJeffrey Sachs.
Soros’ event at Bretton Woods was as secret as the meeting of the Bilderberg Group. It is known, however, that the event took place under the catchword of Keynesian economics.
The particular role of China as a pole of the world economy and global politics was discussed, along with the need to move to a supranational currency, establish a global emission centre (global central bank), and restructure the global financial system.
George Soros as a mouthpiece of the Rothschild clan
It is well known that George Soros is a protégé of the Rothschilds, their mouthpiece. Through the public statements and actions of this financial speculator, renowned for his scandalous behaviour, it is possible to put together some idea of his bosses.
The Rothschilds are absolute cosmopolitans, they do not hold on to any kind of national identity, unlike the Rockefellers whom America needs, because the printing press and military-industrial complex it is called upon to protect are located in America.
In terms of Soros’ understanding of a global currency, therefore, then it is more likely a combination of a supranational currency and gold.
Soros has repeatedly declared that he sees China as the model for a new global financial order in place of the US. Soros has referred to the US as a burden on the global economy because of the falling dollar, noting the need for a new global currency in the form of the IMF’s special drawing rights.
Soros is sometimes regarded as an advocate of John Keynes’ ideas, but this misguided thinking arises from the fact that Soros is a critic of the market, believing it cannot be a self-regulating mechanism. In truth, Soros is against the state and state regulation.
He is an advocate of regulating the economy by means of major corporations and banks. Such regulation may be supplemented by regulation from supranational bodies. The institutes of the European Union, which Soros also had a hand in creating, may serve as examples of such bodies.
Soros does not like the European Central Bank, the European Commission and other bodies of European integration because they provide some kind of economic efficiency and improve people’s lives; he likes them because they are bringing the death of nation states closer, thus clearing a space for monopolies and banks.
George Soros makes no secret of the fact that he does not like America. Not because it wages destructive wars around the world, or because of the country’s huge social polarisation, or because its prisons contin more than two million people, with a further four or five millions American who were sentenced to imprisonment currently at large because the country does not have enough prisons, or because the US organised an all-out surveillance of every telephone conversation in America.
Soros does not like America because it still retains far too many attributes of a state. This is why Soros was one of Obama’s main sponsors during the pre-election presidential campaign. This also explains what initially seem to be certain illogical decisions and acts of the White House’s current occupant that are troubling the real patriots of America…
Properly speaking, Soros is an advocate of financial capitalism. Exactly the same capitalism that Austrian socialist Rudolf Hilferding, who took financial capitalism to mean bankocracy, or the dictatorship of banks, wrote about a century ago. This model of society is extremely reminiscent of a concentration camp.
While on the subject of Soros, one more Rothschild figure comes to mind – former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Like Soros, he also dislikes America and the American dollar, and is working on reducing the role of the green paper.
Among other things, it is well known that just before military action began against Libya in 2011, Strauss-Kahn met with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and gave his support to the idea of introducing a regional currency – the gold dinar.
This naturally displeased those in charge of the Federal Reserve System’s printing presses and served as the reason for the scandalous resignation of Strauss-Kahn and, slightly later, NATO aggression against Libya.
The new world financial order «in a broad cultural context»
The Rothchilds do not like national currencies, which they see as an anachronism of the 20th century; they interfere with the creation of a world government.
In order to get rid of national currencies more quickly, the nation state needs to be destroyed, and to accomplish this, every cultural and moral foundation of society must be undermined as much as possible.
Observing Soros is evidence that the billionaire is promoting the cultural degeneration of mankind. Soros supports the rights of the «oppressed minorities» to abortion, atheism, the legalisation of drugs, sexual enlightenment, euthanasia, feminism, single-sex marriages and so on.
He is in favour of globalisation in all its manifestations, mass immigration, and birth control. He promotes these ideas around the world through his Open Society Institute, which has branches in 60 countries (total expenditure on the institute’s activities is nearly $600 million a year).
There are many other political, financial and media veterans who help Soros with his propaganda work, including the former president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),Jacques Attali. The striking similarity between the philosophies of Soros and Attali is astonishing.
Both are cosmopolitans to the core, both put their trust in the organisational role of banks, both fiercely attack what there is left of culture and religion, both talk about the need for a global central bank, a global armed forces and so forth. It feels as if they have a common boss and client.
I do not know whether the conversations that took place at the Mount Washington hotel in April 2011 went beyond the usual agenda of global financial forums, but there is no doubt that the ‘broad-minded’ Soros focussed on destroying the foundations of traditional society.
In his opinion piece published six months before the New Bretton Woods conference, Soros wrote: «Reorganising the world order will need to extend beyond the financial system.»
The billionaire is expressing the world view of his bosses for whom money, finance, exchange rates, gold fixing, securities, loans, derivatives, exchanges and other attributes of the modern financial system are just the means, not the goal.
The goal is world power

Did the CIA and/or IMF Assassinate Kirchner As Threat to All Debtor Nations? #PIGS

I would like to know what the Argentinian people think! Was there an investigation into his death? It could be a coincidence that the IMF had motive and the CIA has a track record.  These things need to be worked out.

Hmm. So far the IMF has failed with Chavez, Morales, and Castro. Need more help?

 The CIA took out the democratically elected leader of Iran and replaced him with a tyrant – the shaw

 The CIA took out Torrijos in Panama and put in Noriega until he became a liability.

 The CIA setup Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, traded weapons with Iran with money from the cocaine trade in Latin America (Iran Contra)

And many more…

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The Assassination of Nestor Kirchner by the IMF

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 01:08
Kirchner became the President of Argentina in 2002. He stood up to the IMF and refused to impose austerity measures on his people in order to repay the IMF. Because of the effectiveness of his non-austere economic policies, last month, Argentina finished paying off the last of the debt.

Kirchner told Oliver Stone the bankers threatened constantly (“siempre”) to kill him.

People in Spain, Greece, and Ireland were calling on their governments to follow Kirchner’s lead, and reject “austerity”. There is every reason to think that the IMF bankers also threatened to murder the Prime Ministers of these countries, all off whom knuckled under to the IMF in the days after Kirchner’s sudden and unexpected death from a “heart attack”.

Did the IMF finally follow through on their threats to murder Kirchner, in order to give credence to their threats against the Euro-peons? There is every reason to think so.

The video

… shows Kirchner describing the threats as constant (“siempre”)
… shows European populists calling on the people to support following Kirchner’s example
… shows the head of the CIA, William Colby, describing a CIA pistol that shoots an ice-dart that leaves the target dead from heart attack, with “no evidence to indicate that the target was hit.”


Pemex At Lowest Levels Ever while Carstens Makes a Bid for IMF #peakoil #collapse #dsk

You can be sure that Carlos Slim is heavily invested in PEMEX bonds which essentially is privatizing without public support

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Pemex Oil Output Declines at Fastest Rate Since World War II

Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico’s state
oil company, will probably report its fastest drop in production
since 1942, eroding revenue as plunging crude prices limit the
amount of cash available to drill for new reserves.

Pemex last year likely extracted 2.8 million barrels a day,
down about 9 percent from the 3.08 million a day pumped in 2007,
representing a total of $20 billion in lost sales, according to
data compiled by the government and Bloomberg. The Mexico City-
based company, which had revenue of $104 billion in 2007, plans
to report annual production figures tomorrow.

“The fall
in oil prices and lower production is going to make expensive
exploration projects less attractive now.”

Pemex’s “biggest problems have yet to come,” said
Alejandro Schtulmann, head of research at Empra, a political-
risk consulting firm in Mexico City, in an interview. “The fall
in oil prices and lower production is going to make expensive
exploration projects less attractive now.”



In the coming global economic #collapse, the USA wont be 1st #CDS #global #economy #IMF contributes #transition #peakoil

Its happening. The fallout of the financial crisis of 2008 is finally unfolding around the world. Expect to see 3-10 EU nations default by December 2011

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Default Swaps Trading on U.S. Debt Doubles on Deficit Wrangling

A total of 819 contracts covering a net notional $4 billion
of debt were outstanding as of May 20, up from 449 contracts
covering $2 billion a year ago, according to the Depository
Trust & Clearing Corp.
Average daily trading volume surged to
$490 million last week from $10 million the week before, making
the U.S. the fourth most active among 1,000 contracts tracked by
DTCC, up from 633rd.

“In a way, it’s worse than in Greece because no one can
bail out the U.S.,” said Georg Grodzki, the London-based head
of credit research at Legal & General Investment Management,
which oversees $580 billion of assets. “Complete political
paralysis is OK if your deficit is 3 percent, but not if it’s 10

This year’s federal budget deficit is projected to reach
$1.5 trillion, or 9.8 percent of gross domestic product,
according to the Congressional Budget Office. The government
will run out of options to avoid a default if the limit is not
raised by early August, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner
said May 2.

Greek debt is the world’s most expensive to insure at about
1,400 basis points for five years and more than 2,000 basis
points for one year. Swaps on Norway are the world’s least
expensive at 17 basis points for five years and 5.5 basis points
for one year.



Mexican Economic Miralce? Carstens for #IMFpost #CDS #collapse #global #economy #transition #peakoil #narco

Mexico’s financials are about as open as OPEC’s reserves statements. Mexico’s economy depends greatly on the USA recovery and yet somehow they are magically growing.

Must be the damn drug trade funneling $60B into the economy untaxed.

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IMF Candidate Carstens Winning Over Bond Investors at Home: Mexico Credit

Carstens’s “credibility has been enhanced,” Pablo Cisilino, who helps manage $22 billion in emerging-market debt
at Stone Harbor Investment in New York, said in a telephone
interview. “Carstens came out and said we’re going to stay put
and inflation is not going to pick up, it’s going to come down.
Something that you’ve been predicting happens, your credibility
gets enhanced.”
“It definitely says that the market is perfectly happy
with the way that Carstens is conducting monetary policy,”
Kieran Curtis, who helps manage more than $3 billion of
emerging-market assets, including peso debt, at Aviva Investors
in London, said in a telephone interview. “No change for still
a reasonable period of time is quite a reasonable sort of policy
outlook to expect.”
“Weak” economic growth is more responsible for the
decline in consumer prices in Mexico than Carstens, said Benito Berber, Latin America strategist at Nomura Securities.
Mexico has nominated Carstens, who was deputy managing
director at the IMF from 2003 to 2006, to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as head of the organization last week
to defend himself against criminal charges including attempted
rape. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who is also
seeking the top job at the Washington-based Fund, has won
endorsements from European countries including the U.K., Germany
and Sweden.


Mexican Economic Miralce? Carstens for #IMF post #CDS #collapse #global #economy #transition #peakoil #narco

Mexico’s financials are about as open as OPEC’s reserves statements. Mexico’s economy depends greatly on the USA recovery and yet somehow they are magically growing.

Must be the damn drug trade funneling $60B into the economy untaxed.

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IMF Candidate Carstens Winning Over Bond Investors at Home: Mexico Credit

Carstens’s “credibility has been enhanced,” Pablo Cisilino, who helps manage $22 billion in emerging-market debt
at Stone Harbor Investment in New York, said in a telephone
interview. “Carstens came out and said we’re going to stay put
and inflation is not going to pick up, it’s going to come down.
Something that you’ve been predicting happens, your credibility
gets enhanced.”

“It definitely says that the market is perfectly happy
with the way that Carstens is conducting monetary policy,”
Kieran Curtis, who helps manage more than $3 billion of
emerging-market assets, including peso debt, at Aviva Investors
in London, said in a telephone interview. “No change for still
a reasonable period of time is quite a reasonable sort of policy
outlook to expect.”

“Weak” economic growth is more responsible for the
decline in consumer prices in Mexico than Carstens, said Benito Berber, Latin America strategist at Nomura Securities.

Mexico has nominated Carstens, who was deputy managing
director at the IMF from 2003 to 2006, to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as head of the organization last week
to defend himself against criminal charges including attempted
rape. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who is also
seeking the top job at the Washington-based Fund, has won
endorsements from European countries including the U.K., Germany
and Sweden.