GOLD, GERMANY, AND GEOPOLITICS: PART FOUROctober 30, 2012
Sometimes fiction and reality have an odd way of synchronizing. In this case, I am thinking of the 1960s James Bond movie classic - and incidentally, one of my favorites - Goldfinger, where an unmistakably German villain, Auric Goldfinger, played by unmistakably German actor Gert Frobe, plots with a suspiciously Japanese-looking sidekick named Odd Job, and some Communist Chinese, to blow up a nuclear bomb inside of Fort Knox, thus rendering all of the USA's gold reserves worthless, and making his own private horde that much more valuable.Oddly, the increasing furor over the state and actual amount of Germany's gold reserves in the vaults of the New York Federal Reserve are occurring against a similar backdrop of geopolitical realignment, a realignment that up until the recent Chinese-Japanese dispute over some islands in the Pacific, appeared to include precisely those three countries.
Let's add to this whole mix the fact that, after having been sold lots of tungsten filled "gold" bars a few years back, China now appears to be entering the industrial-scale gold bar counterfeiting racket:
And let's add to this whole gold-Germany-China-Japan-Russia geopolitics mix, one more thing, courtesy of Alex Jones' site:
So let me walk way out to the end of the twig once again and indulge in some high octane speculation. I think it is by now fairly self-evident that, however one interprets the growing movement in Germany for a full accounting of its gold, that this constitutes a significant rupture or fissure within the post-World War Two era's structure of power. In short, whether or not the Bundesbank will ever come clean on its audit (and it won't), it is becoming increasingly clear not only to Germans but to people in other western countries that their financial oligarchs are little better than Mafia dons, and perhaps that is casting Mafia dons in a bad light. None of us would do business with a bank that refused to tell us how much money we have on account, nor would we long deal with a bank that let us have only a portion of it at one time. Yet, this is now what the central banks are in effect saying to Germany on the question of its gold.
Inevitably, this not only undermines confidence in the financial system at large, but in Germany's case - with its strong trade and energy ties to Russia and China - will produce increasingly strong geopolitical pressure on that country to enter much closer and tighter relations with them. The old German foreign policy, traditional since Frederick the Great, of playing a careful balancing act between East and West may be coming to its inevitable end. And the geopolitical stakes are high, for if Germany simultaneously stays within the EU, it will remain the dominant influence in European affairs, and with a tighter relationship with Russia and China, this will mean a Europe increasingly detached from American domination and influence, with the result that the elites in London and New York will inevitably have to retrench, and "keep China and Russia occupied" while securing its own base and energy resources.
Thus I think the Russian Foreign Minister is sending subtle messages once again. The Middle East is not only being used to secure Western energy resources - following the old Anglo-American strategy of using everyone else's resources before using their own - attempts are not only being made to encircle Iran in a vice-grip of western bases, but the ultimate objective of these manuevers is to keep China and Russia preoccupied with their "soft underbelly". The response, of the BRICS nations has been movements toward bilateral currency trade agreements, abandoning the dollar, and as we saw earlier in this series of blogs, the new and increasing use of the reminbi-yuan as a kind of regional reserve currency.
In short, the West's moves, while they may appear offensive in nature, are really on the order of shoring up already existent interests in the face of mounting foreign and domestic pressures, while increasingly, the moves coming from Moscow and Beijing, and now Berlin, while externally quiet and cautious, seem on closer analysis much more daring and bold than meets the eye.
If these rather radical speculations are even remotely approximate to the truth, then we may inevitably expect that Germany will soon be joined by other nations, and other groups, calling for a complete audit of their "reserves" held by the Angl0-American central and prime banks. We should expect more regional arrangements and bilateral trade agreements abandoning the dollar, and a rise of electronic banking clearing systems avoiding SWIFT in Brussels and CHIPS in the USA. And finally, and this I believe is a crucial and important point, we should expect not only a rise in cyber-attacks on Western and American banks - many perhaps of a false flag nature - but we will see a dramatic increase in articles exposing the depth and breadth of the systemic corruption and fraud of these banks, in such a fashion that the information will have had to come from intelligence penetration by foreign powers of those financial operations.
All this to say: in my opinion, the German government's calls, via its high court, for an audit of its gold reserves, were the first shots in the second act of the post-9/11 geopolitical drama. And Germany would not be doing this, unless it had already taken the soundings in Moscow and Beijing.
See you on the flip side.