How Long Can We Stand?
By Nolan K. Anderson
June 2008 - ''The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as 'international bankers.' This little coterie... run our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen...[and] seizes...our executive officers... legislative bodies... schools... courts... newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.'' - John F. Hylan
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." . . .Cicero, 42 B.C...
Professional writers have given their readers a number of opinions equal to the number of writers concerning the culprits in today's "end of the world'' news headlines. Unfortunately, the writers' opinions are based on "news'' given them and “us” about world conditions by a media controlled by professionals in the field of misinformation. For the most part, our American professional opinions are based on what our controlled media and of course our "leaders" (sic) want us to know1. The unfortunate part of this news coverage/cover-up is that it is comprised of "just a enough truth" to make some of it only marginally untrue. There is just enough truth in their writings to allow the propaganda to flow easily and cover the full truth to a uniform depth. There is just enough truth to "give the lie" to each item of "news".
Today we hear a litany of culprits responsible for the “scandalous price of energy'' - the tanking housing market, the tanking dollar, the peak oil theories. Culprits range from the international energy companies, to hedge funds to the Federal Reserve, to world Central Banks, to the emerging economies of China, India and Pakistan, etc., etc., ad nauseaum. There is truth in each revelation, but because there is so much blame to go around we are purposely or inadvertently stopped short of hearing about the true treachery of our basic institutions - government(s), world banking institutions, individual and collective government officials and bankers. We are stopped short of seeing a well planned, well orchestrated, ALMOST comic opera of world-wide, catastrophic proportions.
Let's just accept at face value for a moment all the hype that our professional mis-information specialists spoon feed us between commercials on our ''trusted'', fair and balanced news outlets and add a few morsels of information that may help balance the hype with the realities of our situation as Americans. Some balance is needed as we come to the end of another four-year election cycle where we choose the least qualified, biggest liar and currently un-convicted criminal(s) the two parties can saddle us with. (Fortunately, there are only so many Village Idiots to go around so once we got most of them off the streets and comfortably settled as our ''whores in Washington'' eight years ago there may not be enough to go around on this election cycle).
Let us back up for just a moment and try to remember when some “authority'' hinted that the present daily fuel price escalation might last until September when fuel prices would tend to “level off''. What could possibly make them say such a thing? Why September? What do they know that we don't know about September? (Oh yes, vacation time will be over so we won't be driving so much. That may be true – so far as truth goes; but, that isn't the whole truth by any means). In fact, there is another interesting prediction about September having just been issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland and given us by the Daily Telegraph of the United Kingdom. (RBS Issues Global Stock and Credit Crash Alert – http://www.telegraph.co.uk
THE BASEL II BANKING AGREEMENT
Looking closely at the calendar we see that September follows August. The magic comes in knowing that the events of the month of September ALSO follow the events of August. What we don't see is the “magic'' of the month of August. In fact, August 22, 2008 is a “magic'' date – for both major and minor world banks. That is the date when the Basel II Banking Agreement goes into effect for all banks who want to belong to the international banking cartel - and who doesn't want to belong? This agreement, many months in the making, and agreed upon by American banks only after a prolonged hair pulling, eye gouging, battle, requires all banks to have complete transparency concerning their accounts and the source funds of all their assets.
At first reading, such an agreement doesn't seem so out of the ordinary. In fact, one could well wonder why such an arrangement has not been functional for many years. The answer comes in understanding that such an agreement greatly reduces the profitability of world banking. Money laundering, off the record asset transfers, hidden bank accounts for any and all funds are all extremely profitable for banks - especially when one considers the source of such funds and the amounts in question. Banks have been servicing drug dealers, intelligence service drug profits, government and private arms sales, slush funds for funding wars and revolutions - all off the record and untaxed by any country. Politicians, smugglers and bureaucrats haven't had to disclose the source nor the destination of their illicit funds. Banks have handled all the details - for a fee of course. In fact, banks have used their profits - legal and illegal – to leverage further huge profits for themselves and their clients from the derivative and futures markets.
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Ah, but the misery for the banks doesn't stop with their loss of profits by having a small amount of honest injected into their operations. In fact, the loss of profits may well be only a minor portion of their problems. Their real problems stem from the fact that to comply with the Basel II Agreement, they can't simply transfer their ill-gotten gains “on to'' their books and begin anew where they left off. They must disclose their “source of funds'' on all THEIR funds* (*See below The World Banking System Saved from Honesty At The Last Moment) and those of THEIR CLIENTS - which they can't do. So, for the banks it is a lose-lose situation - first their illegal profits and then their illegal assets.
WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO?
Well, for a start they can continue to do what they are already doing. They can continue replacing their illegal profits and assets with “clean'' money by using the “clean'' commodities markets to launder their illegal monies and make a profit at the same time. And, they can recoup some of their losses from the badly broken housing markets. This can be done by using the extremely favorable margin requirements for speculation on the commodity markets that are now available to them through the blind eyes of our Congress and the banking and commodity market regulators. Besides, who is going to know? The international oil companies and the “Ayrabs'' can be blamed as well as the Chinese and Indians and the American commuter buying gas to try to get to and from work. Then there is “peak oil'' as a reliable villain. Of course, we can add to the mix investors who know a good thing when they see it. The shrewd investor is buying oil company stocks “because they are bound to go higher'' - especially if one considers the futures trading departments of these international companies and THEIR access to “margin'' funds.
AN EXPLOSIVE COMBINATION
So we have all these “players'' with mountains of cash and margin requirements as low as 6%. The results of such an explosive mixture are evident world-wide. Even the experts say there is absolutely no relation between current oil usage and today's world oil prices. The price to consumption correlation is totally skewed in today's market.
THE WORLD BANKING SYSTEM SAVED FROM HONESTY AT THE LAST MOMENT
Oh ye of little faith! Did you really think the world banking cartel would have put their operations on a COMPLETELY HONEST basis? Hardly. No, they allowed themselves one small loop-hole in the Basel II Agreement which allowed them to have the best of all possible worlds. They allowed themselves all the benefits associated with honest operations, but left themselves one small loop-hole that would make the their world even more profitable. The loop-hole was big enough to drive a truck through, but still give them the appearance of miraculous righteousness.
THE BASEL II AGREEMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE DERIVITIVES. With an estimated 1200 TRILLION dollars sloshing around the world in the derivities markets, the world banks were not about to let that prize go for the sake of a little honesty. (To give some perspective to 1200 TRILLION dollars, the United States admits to a national debt of 9 TRILLION dollars whereas the REAL national debt is somewhere between 52 and 72 TRILLION dollars (all depending on how honest one wants to get). The world-wide derivities market was so important that “wiping the slate clean” of derivatives 'with all their implications' was a vital factor in wiping out the 101st-105th floors and 658 Cantor-Fitzgerald employees in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (How do you suppose bin Laden, sitting in a cave in Afghanistan was “smart enough'' to have had one of his planes hit two floors below the Cantor- Fitzgerald offices?).
So, it is business as usual for every one. The major players in the world's chess games of war and money will continue their very lucrative business of transferring hidden, untaxed monies around the world for bribery and personal enrichment of the world's elite (sic) just as before.
The “bogey-men'' terrorists that George Bush and his collection of Village Idiots place under each of our beds and behind every tree are far less formidable adversaries to our way of life than George and his “Vice-in-Thief'' and the collection of whores in our Congress who have sold our way of life for far less than 30 pieces of silver. Our government, by and large, is run by traitors with dual nationalities, traitors whose loyalties lie with the CFR, The Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group and traitors within our intelligence agencies whose only loyalties are to those who “pay the most'' for any and all their criminal activities.
SO WHO IS LEFT TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, YOU ASK?
Well, we have an electorate that has been dumbed down by our educational system to the point where it can't even balance its own check book, let alone help choose leaders who will guide our country out of the morass of federal debt our government has made over the years buying votes with public money hand-outs. (All our electorate can do is give their sons and daughters to our leaders (sic) for the pursuit of endless wars and endless profits).
We have a corrupted Congress whose main goal after self enrichment is retirement at taxpayers expense after having lived their tenures “on the take'' from the highest corporate and PAC bidders.
We have presidential elections every four years to choose the most corrupt and least qualified individual the two parties have been able to unearth during each four-year “search cycle''.
We have a welfare society who will vote for which ever politician will promise them the highest welfare benefits.
We have an illegal alien component equal to 10% of the working, tax-paying citizens waiting only until their numbers represent a “pressure'' block that can demand whatever it may want.
We have a “never , never land'' capitalistic society which is looking to live lavishly at its neighbor's expense and we have a capitalistic management class whose idea of protecting America is to buy a better (more powerful) politician.
We have a safeguard to our democracy which is meant to function as an opposition party to the ruling party - which ever that may be at any point in time. In our country this has come to mean only those politicians who take longer to vote “yes'' on any given subject introduced by the ruling party - especially if a loss of American freedoms under our Constitution is involved.
And we have a few romantics who are not yet convinced that “all is lost'' for this country and still believe a candidate of integrity has a chance in this election cycle.
Who is left to guard our country from the domestic and foreign enemies mentioned in our Constitution? Our armed forces? No, they are busy fighting the “profit wars'' started by our politicians.
Our states National Guard? No, they are busy fighting the “profit wars'' started by our politicians.
The militias mentioned in the Constitution? No, they were infiltrated by our very own Gestapo and wiped out as a consequence of the Gestapo's involvement in Ruby Ridge, Waco and the Murrah Federal Building bombing.
The owners of the 200 million guns in the United States who have no leadership and no more defense capabilities than the Iraqi insurgents????
1 "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." William Casey, CIA Director, from notes taken in a 1981 CIA staff meeting, that wasn't intended to be heard or repeated outside the room.
About the Author:
Nolan K. Anderson is a retired engineer and a veteran of Korea who was once a “conservative'' until he found there was nothing left to conserve and as a veteran hates to see a tour in Korea go to waste.
(He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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