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CYPRUS: CLASH OF OLIGARCHIES AND GEOPOLITICS, PART TWO

In yesterday's blog about the affair of the theft of Cypriots' savings by European banksters, I presented the basic thesis that the background is as much geopolitical as financial. In that context, it should come as no surprise that the Cyprus affair occurs as the West is bogged down in Syria, caught red-handed in support of extremist rebels who make the Assad regime look like a font of compassion and restraint. Syria, of course, is a necessary operation in the geopolitical sense, for it ill-behooves any potential military operations against Iran to have a strong ally of Russia positioned behind the Iraqi-forward bases.

The geopolitical nature of the affair seems to be reinforced by the fact that as ATMs on Cyprus run low on cash and as credit card payments are refused, the  former Russian president and Putin protege Dmitri Medvedev compared the European Union and its thieving oligarchs to the former Soviet Union (See Cyprus ATMs Low On Cash, Credit Card Payments Refused; Medvedev Compares Europe To USSR). Such statements only serve to outline the profundity of the crisis, for merely a couple of decades ago, such statements from Russian leaders would simply have been dismissed as Communist or Russian hysteria and paranoia.

Now, no longer. They are, in fact, closer to the truth.  But there is another  factor now in play. Let's recall what we have thus far:

  1. Cyprus was an "offshore banking haven" and as such enjoyed large deposits from Russian oligarchs;
  2. When Russian intelligence picked up on the rumored seizure of accounts in Cyprus, they withdrew billions from the island, making it highly likely that at least some of the targets of the actions of Western banksters were indeed those Russian funds.

As a mechanism of bringing Cyprus to submission, the banksters may have miscalculated, for the sudden outflow of Russian money only prompted a Cypriot political overture to...

...Moscow: Island afloat? Cyprus turns to Moscow for Cash

Now note RT's peculiar choice of words here: the European "bailout" proposals are a "tithe," a pledge to an essential dogma-driven institution in which one must have "faith," in this case, the institution being the EU and the wider system of western finance.  The message is subtle, and all too clear: there should be no faith in the Western system of finance, for the simple reason that the people running it are out of control and little better than mobsters. Again, former Russian President Medvedev compared the Western financial oligarchs to Soviet era apparatchiks, concerned only for the furtherance of their own power:

“'All possible mistakes that could be made have been made by them, the measure that was proposed is of a confiscation nature, and unprecedented in its character. I can’t compare it with anything but … decisions made by Soviet authorities … when they didn’t think much about the savings of their population. But we are living in the 21st century, under market economic conditions. Everybody has been insisting that ownership rights should be respected.'”

"Medvedev’s statements echo those of President Putin who, likewise, warned about the EU’s unprecedented private asset grab in Cyprus calling it 'unjust, unprofessional, and dangerous.'”(See Russian Leader Warns, Get All Money Out Of Western Banks Now!)

The problem, as the above-cited article makes clear, the opposition to the EU's moves in Cyprus now extend to Canada. In a word, this means that the factionalism that I have been predicting for some time now would unravel the wonderful Rockefailure-Rottenchild world of New World Order Globalogna is fraying around the edges: the actions are clearly criminal, and even though for the moment the EU solution appears to be stalled, the real point is that they would contemplate such action at all. Today Cyprus, tomorrow...Italy? Spain? Portugal? (See Banking Chief Calls For 15% Looting of Italians’ Savings) or even America? (See Bernanke Fails to Answer Concerns about a Cyprus-Style Seizure of American Bank Deposits)

More importantly, Medvedev is proferring a policy that if followed will only result in runs on the banks, and we can predict this will happen in Cyprus when the banks reopen (See Krugman And The Cyprus Endgame: But What If 'Doing An Iceland' Succeeds?) As the article makes clear, Cyprus is about geopolitics, and, as the RT article made clear, a kind of religious faith  in a dogma that the EU is necessary to world progress... it's part and parcel of the great Western Oligarchical game: a global government, based on regional "economic blocs"... the only problem is, it isn't working, and everyone knows it isn't working. On this particular point, I tend to agree with Krugman: Cyprus should pull out of the EU, and do an "Iceland." And a modest proposal, it should also issue arrest warrants for the central banksters concerned. As the EU cracks up, other countries might consider doing the same.

So what is going on here? I take a view very close to The Daily Bell, that the grand experiment called the EU is unravelling, as reality and rhetoric increasingly come into conflict, and the central banksters increasingly resort to raw, naked blackmail as a matter of policy(a big mistake in my opinion). We can at least be grateful that the whole episode is exposing the central banksters for what they have always been: Parasites, and fundamentally, thieves masking behind the cloak of legitimacy that their monopoly money power grants them.

Was the Cyprus Crisis a Mistake?

Central Banking Fail: The Message Sent May Not Be the One Received

And all this brings us to the quiet presence that's been hovering in the background of the Cyprus affair, and to what - high octane speculation time again folks - may really be going on: Germany.

See you on the flip side.

 

23 thoughts on “CYPRUS: CLASH OF OLIGARCHIES AND GEOPOLITICS, PART TWO”

  1. I encourage a good read of Ellen Brown’s article ‘A Safe and a Shotgun or Publicly-owned Banks? The Battle of Cyprus’.

    The depositor funds confiscation scheme is found in a plan called the Open Bank Resolution whose objective is to guarantee that losses of too-big-to-fail banks are borne by its shareholders and creditors, including depositors – that’s you and me – who are legally considered ‘creditors’ rather than customers. The money we put in private banks [for ‘investment’ and ‘safe keeping’- lol- ] becomes property of the bank. If lucky, we get interest returns but also, here’s the rub, share the risks of failure. Forget FDIC. It’s worthless when governments can seize deposits. It’s happening in Cyprus, and it can happen here. Money in the bank is worth the paper it’s printed on. Since it’s earning no interest, why take the risk of leaving money in any of the bankster’s banks? Ms Brown points out that the BRIC countries are relatively unaffected by the Western banking problems because of their state-owned banks. Maybe the public’s eyes are open enough now to consider publicly-owned banks. …

    http://webofdebt.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/a-safe-and-a-shotgun-or-public-sector-banks-the-battle-of-cyprus/

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Great Margaret!
      I’am a fan of Ellen Brown. Her book, Web of Debt, is a MUST Read. She’s writing a new one about the banking systems – worldwide. Her focus is on public banking: The solution to the engineered crisis by design modus-operandi, of the financial elites.
      Thanks for posting this.

  2. Hi Dr. Farrell- I apologize profusely for being off-topic but just wanted to inform you that from here in Germany in the last few days your website is no longer accessible (at least from my PC) using my default Google Chrome- had to revert to Internet Explorer/Bing but even IE gives me a bumpy ride when accessing your website- any other reports of glitches from other readers (especially in Germany) using certain search engines?-

    many regards-

    Larry

    1. Hi Larry, there have been WEIRD goings on lately, including so-called mass email mailings from me allegedly from WIKILEAKS, which I have NOTHING to do with, so something may be going on. I don’t know what.

    2. electrodirector

      Hi Larry

      Here in Switzerland, I had connectivity issues as well for at least three days last week. Henoch Kohn’s cousins cannot live in an atmosphere poisoned by truth, neither is Kasner’s agenda profiting from it.

      1. Hi electrodirector-

        I hope your connectivity issues have been solved- mine haven’t-

        stay well- Larry

  3. Is anybody asking if Martin Bormann Nazi successors have their hands in this three ring circus.

    1. I think all this passing fadism in the Business Fashions Industry — this chicken running around without its head business called a Cyprus sic – “Crises” is much Ado about nothing! (Like Bush’s staged performances. B-rated!)

      It was probably a forward macro-experiment in Social Engineering where the real people or the real somebodies’ intellectual flunkies measure or gauge the effect/popular reaction to outright thievery. (ya know —see how much the ‘grasshopers’ can get away with before arousing the giant masses or the Elephant!)

      After all is said and done the big boys who mustn’t be offended were warned a day or two ahead of time to grab their loot and run! (along with a few of those Russian guys who want to be ‘Goodfellers?”)

      In a month from now it will be like it never happened or past the Vanishing Point?
      ___________________

      I am curious about all the ‘technical problems’ Joe is having on his web site? I hear he upgraded it so working out the ‘bugs’ in it is typical . (I am having difficulty with the site as well but I got a new computer and learning how to use Windows 8 causes problems that I cant really attribute to his site’s network.)

      I think of George Soros’s hanky panky influence using his connections in Facebook coloring book revolutions. Maybe Cyprus was getting a little out of hand so the Pentagon or what ever its called these days, some strange internet Big black ops warriors sitting in little tiny cubicles place little ‘bugs’ on certain web-sites or flashpoints slowing down any possible brushfires from turning into a goddam inferno!

      (hey, they wanted to test in an experiment, so it’s not much of an experiment if they have to rig the results by using ‘dirty tricks?” Interesting little weakness for rigged experiments usually do not bring innovation. Only true experiments do? Anyway why should I help the spies in here, ha, ha! (you never know/// just in case —those poor boys who never get any attention in here are people too?)

      Whose maybe doing some unauthorized peeking, ha, ha! If they are — I just want to make more trouble for myself and say, I’m looking at YOU too!, ha , ha! like some mad joker.)

      Have a good day. Now I am going to get some ‘reading’ done instead of spending too-much time in here. See ya later alligator!

      1. Robert Barricklow

        I’ve also been down that line of thought paul, and it’s good to see it’s a road well travelled.

  4. So where is our favorite two EU blowhards Baroso & Van Rompuy on the Cyprus issue, I’ll bet whatever the outcome the EU will be saying that it was a minor issue and everything’s Ok now.

    You can just see the headlines,
    1)EU makes peace with Cyprus
    2)Cyprus pulled back from the brink
    3)Russians still welcome in Cyprus

    It’s all a game folks, and Germany is the one dealing the cards. Merkel cannot come out of this unscathed, people “outside” of Germany can see her for what she is, a “STOOGE” for whoever is pulling the strings, and it isn’t Martin Bormann.

  5. Frankie Calcutta

    Its hard to imagine the London jewish finance mafia would be targeting the bank accounts of the Russian jewish mafia unless they are having some kind of spat as may be suggested by the recent demise of the Russian oligarch in London. I know there is no honor among thieves and possibly the London/EU banksters have become strapped for cash and have taken to desperate measures. But generally the age old rule is to stick to robbing gentiles. The attempted bank heists in Cypress would knowingly be targeting wealthy Russians. But, as some evidence suggests, the Russian jewish oligarchs may have been alerted of the impending theft and have already pulled their money out of Cypress banks (Shades of Passover, 9/11, etc). Which would leave just wealthy and probably mostly gentile Russians and Cypriots vulnerable to being robbed. (Unless the oligarchs didn’t pull their money out but had it pulled out for them and put into KGB or BND bank accounts for safe keeping).

    Reading some recent pronouncements from Merkel leads me to believe her indignation is scripted for affect as if the Germans want to precipitate a crash and possible domino effect among other bankrupt EU members. Not sure why they would want to do this unless they wanted to re-organize the EU strictly under German terms when the dust clears. Not to mention the sucking sound that we would here as the London and Wall Street banks go down the tubes with the insolvent EU nations.

    All in all, it seems some one is giving the banksters more rope to hang themselves. Hard to believe that their greed and hubris would make them so blindly stupid that they would publicly rob citizen bank accounts. The banksters must be so strapped for cash that they have to do anything it takes to stay afloat and someone knows it. The whole world is watching.

    Mr. Putin, you are a genius.

  6. Robert Barricklow

    This isn’t a game. The fact is that a game’s premise is rules; and in “they’re” game, rules are for the “unclean”, because “they” don’t play; for they have no rules or laws to bind them. Those rules & laws are for the unclean masses.
    This money ploy replaced the religious “glue” used to bind the masses under their control. With the Gutenberg press information began erroding the “religious” meme with “science becooming a more “accepted’ point of view. Fotunately the press could increase the paper money to replace it as the controlling factor. Today’s Gutenberg Press is the internet and the power of thei “money control factor” is being userpted again with “knowlege” across the masses. Thus began “information warfare”. Those truth is just getting it’s trousers on as lies speed many times around the globe; truth is powerful, and today
    – a revolutionary act.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Again when Lincoln started issueing currency outside the bankster’s control, & within the peoples’ government; the banksters marked him for death, as they would Kennedy, later in time’s course of events.
      Money needs to be controlled by mankind; NOT by the banksters. If, indeed we are to stay in the “paradigm” of money; then let it be, as Lincoln propossed:
      …where/
      “Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of mankind.”

    2. So you play the game — This is not a Game.

      Thank you for you reminded me of some of Ferabend’s writings about Diogenes – the dog man! He must have been a constant irritant in the Greek Agora what with is I imagine, unclean appearances—didn’t believe in soap. Ke kind of reminds me of some hindu saint only he might have been born in the wrong place or Culture.

      I like your sense of morality and even your some times cunning. If some of these financial backings are being ‘influenced’ by something that is not human or non-terresteral’ then we better prepare ourselves not only defensively but ‘PHILOSPHICALLY as well. I know Neitsche broke the soil with his morality if for wimps business but why did the makers of Star Trek make Spock half-human. ( I imagine they didn’t want to shock the American public with the idea that aliens don’t have morals. So they play with instincts just like that Wilson guy who implies –lets replace morality with BIOPHILA or the love of life, the love of living organisms or even the love of living ‘systems’ that promote or enhance life.

      Now if only the Transhumanists take heed of this? But alas, I am afraid they will think a sense of morality is for the birds. Even socio-paths need and want love sometimes in their life. They may not have a ‘sense of conscience’ but I do believe they have ‘INSTINCTS as Wilson hints at.

      Now what if the whole mess is ET created. (that changes the nature of the and I say this —- The Whole Ballgame —- !

      Maybe the END OF PHYSICS has arrived a bit early and there is no such thing as REALITY anymore?

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Paul, I often thought about the extent of “our cousins” engineered. Of course, there are those who think it “crazy” of any possible genetic engineering into mankind’s germ line. To my mind’s eye it is not a what question, as to a why. It looks to be on the surface a “slave” tool purpose. as Marcus Aurelius says/The ‘what’ is in constant flux, the ‘why’ has a thousand variations. But human brains are belief machines. We are bred to belief. We are meme apes. Thus once engineered we as a species are easily led to believe. You couple this with an “alien” system of measurements, money, religion & language imprimatur, stamped into our culrure; and you have a corse set towards?
        So i basically rebel in some logical givens, and sometimes take a non sequitar approach with a Bayesian analysis. That’s what I enjoy with Dr. Farrell in his “wild speculative” approach. A default mode that runs counterintuitively, an outside the box thinking. No one inside the box would even ponder a cosmic war in “our” past.
        The moral question is at the heart of not only a human’s being, but other sentient animals have this sense of justice – it is primal. But as the Shortcut Man says/Evil was not always the slippery slope of legend, sometimes it was a gental downward path into shadow.

        You could annoy a man with a true grasp of nature, but you couldn’t disappoint him

        1. I had a nice nap and woke up with the sun’s rays gleaming in my eyeballs! A remedy for this slow creeping toward Betheham or the downward path into the shadow.

          Now back to work or the grind. It’s been a busy day in here, this SUNday! I am going to make it even more busy with my responses to your well-put reframes.

          1.)Yeah, that “Why” is certainly something to chase down.

          2.)You say “a thousand variations,—- is this something like music? – I was always tone deaf but when it comes to adjectives or nuances….?

          3.) If memes = language then I totally agree.(I don’t know why, I just do —a feeling deep inside of me. (if not than I disagree and say more like the concept of archetypes)

          4.) alien systems injected into us? I say ‘Grammar. Especially English composition. I know a lot of Spanish speaking people believe English is an Alien-Language from another world and possible another planet, ha, ha!

          5.) I forgot what Bayesian Analysis I? I’ll have to go look it up in quack-a-pedia before I can commit for I do like to know what I am talking about at least some of the time.

          6.) Animals possessing a sense of justice. I don’t know about that? A bit of Anthro – morphizing (no, it’s deliberately misspelt) here? I guess I am partially guilty of this same trait for I believe animals in a way know ‘Death’ but they call it DANGER. At least they don’t usually earn Darwin appreciation Prizes in gene betterment by eliminating themselves by making mistakes that cost them their lives.

          7.) Now the word NATURE. That’s a tough one to chase down. I’ll have to backtrack and look up Bayesian analysis to refresh my memory.

          but before I come back I want to thank you for FREE LESSIONS —pointing/reminding me of the possible biological tinkering done on our ancient ancestors. I too got caught up in the shuffle with current affairs. I believe that is a source or much more direct influence even though it may have occurred thousands or as Cremo thinks millions of years ago than recent UFOs in the sky! (yep, I think we are on the same page after all. Now to go to an do some quick scanning!)

          1. Bayesian inference — I thought that was cybernetics when Wikapedia says statistics or when one hears noise in a system one fixes it(updates) or like Bateson’s theory of mind/feedback loops.

            I guess Bayesian Analysis is a little more specific than that for it does mention ‘sequences which immediate brings to my mind –straight lines. or linear closed systems. ( I didn’t read below the first two paragraphs. Takes too much time and I don’t want a headache this evening.

            Nothing wrong in updating erroneous data even if it refutes our ‘stands.”

            Yeah, in Science one hypothesis can be shot down and replaced with a long-lasting more accurate or more certain hypothesis (UPDATED) ONLY to be shot down by the previous hypothesis which is found to really be ( a couple of hundred yrs later of course)the more accurate or reliable one. ( something about the Catholic church inflicting harm on I think Copiculus’s methods and critized for it only to much later found out that the Church was right at the time and copiculus was wrong BUT WHAT came out of Copiculus , mistaken methods was adventagious? I don’t know for I read this Feyerabend’s account of the history of science very fast but caught the drift and not the body of his argument and forget about names. I never claim not to be a very sloppy and lazy student.) Again, I may be equating Hypotheses with Methodology or mixing up the two?

            So even if we up-date which is a good thing we still can get it all wrong! for our first assumptions can be the right ones (more than just assumptions?) although we are constantly told not to trust our sense perceptions –I wonder why?)

            Yeah, SEQUENsALISM — I can understand that but what I cant comprehend is this idea of a NON-LINEAL MATHEMATICS! It could if given much thought drive an orthodox person zany!

            I got off the beaten path — how did the aliens do it if they did do it! I don’t care much about the dimensions of pyramid bases and so on and so forth. My interests lie more or I wonder if there is secret BIOLOGICAL codes in those ancient artifacts and to hell with all this weapon mentions. Or I think I prioritize biology but the Life Sciences Scientists cant get along with the hard-core sciences scientists. Again, I wonder why?

            Long-winded don’t you think so? Again thanks Robert for the free-lesson and the motivating stimulus. I don’t like constantly looking up things in the dictionary but it helps when someone motivates me to.

          2. Robert Barricklow

            Yes it goes back even further.
            Because, whose to say our cousins weren’t engineered in some fashion?
            As I said before, the “deceptions are DEEP, in fact; intrinsic & endemic throughout the universe. And throughout means through in, and through dimensions, and in ways you don’t even know, or how to ask about.

        2. Robert Barricklow

          In statistical analysis, the method of constantly updating our knowledge as new information comes in is called Bayesuan Analysis. We look at all knowlege that currently exists to arrive at the best current answer to any question, and we acknowledge all limitations in the data and our conclusions. Then, we constantly update our tentative conclusions as new data comes in.

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