Joseph  comments on some important international financial developments, including an insight from an important article regarding Ukrainian soveriegn debt securities. Here are the articles he cites:

Germany and China Sign Yuan Settlement Pact

Putin Flushes US Dollar?

And the most important article:

Is Putin Quietly Dumping US Treasuries?


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Margaret on April 3, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    And who needs petrodollars when old fashioned bartering neatly sidesteps blockades and sanctions … Russia and Iran announce $20bn oil-for-goods deal, a win-win for both. (Reuters, Zero Hedge)

  2. sjy1969 on April 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Am I missing something? The headline mentions Frankfurt but the body text goes on about how London is the main centre for overseas deals. Frankfurt hardly gets a mention after the first half dozen paragraphs.

    Re Putin and treasuries, this one may be of interest: ( not quite related but, I think, relevant)

    Apparently China weren’t willing to play ball (at that point)

    Another article which may be behind the Torygraph paywall:

    Now Ambrose is often something of a voice in the wilderness amongst the U.K. press and he is a bit apocalyptic at times, particularly on deflation, but he is often broadly on the money with his articles.

    Don’t want to come across as argumentative or contradictory with my post but I’d hope to show that there may be other things going on. Hopefully the Good Doctor, as an Oxford PhD will see the value of an alternative point of view for debate.

    Personally, my feelings are that the Uk and USA factions of the Anglosphere are as far apart as they’ve been for many a decade but finding the time to join the dots is just not possible at the moment.

  3. DaphneO on April 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    This looks to me like the beginning of the end for the US$.
    They are even being forced by Russia to reduce their debt!
    And so clever to ensure he gets Russia’s loaned money out before anyone else can.
    Putin’s chess prowess is something to behold.
    I just wonder whether this will encourage the neocons to push for all out war even more strongly.
    Perhaps they’d prefer to use the MAD formula than lose the financial battle.
    I hope they’re not that crazy, but I fear they could be.

  4. DownunderET on April 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Hummm more checkmates than a game of chess. Putin must have really good advisers, and he may have some really big cards in the hole.
    I’ve said it before, if Russia and China know who did 9/11, then it’s game over for the US. This event, the biggest in the history of the modern world, was the game breaker, I cannot think of anything or any event that did what 9/11 did.

    It’s now a game of words, and the media is a willing accomplice to the game, however if it escalates to something else then we are in big trouble. The absence of the “UFO/ET issue on the world stage is having the major effect we are seeing, and the sooner it’s brought out into the open, the world will be a better place, but as Ben Rich said “Even God could not get it out of the black world”.

    • Celtic Death Star on April 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      I suppose if Russia and China exposed America’s dirty laundry, then America would expose Russia and China’s dirty laundry?! And then, America, China and Russia would have a hard time controlling the people once all the secrets are out in the open?

      Always wondered why other countries do not blow the whistle on 9/11, London Bombing, Madrid Bombing, Bali Bombing, etc, etc!?

  5. marcos toledo on April 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The Confederate States of America is getting ready to jump off the cliff like it did being in 1896 with Pleasy vs Ferguson. And Vladimir Putin will be laughing all the way to the bank and gold vault meanwhile NASA is being force to cut off it’s nose to spite it’s face. Funny how smart these neocon yahoo’s are they ax the X-38 the replacement for the Space Shuttle to save money. Now it wont be until 2018 they may have a replacement Apollo Command Capsule redux Orion. Can’t make this up the Dixeclans at work Thanks jerks for good work.

    • Celtic Death Star on April 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      wonder what would happen if something should happen to Putin??

  6. Robert Barricklow on April 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Another in a long line of distinguished news and views.
    What I enjoy about them, is that they sometimes correct my perceptions of the whys and what wherefores, of world stage analyses.
    Very adept and deep, in an the overall arc, of shaping events.

    • Robert Barricklow on April 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Jim Rickards was on Max Keiser today discussing his new book Death of Money. In the discussion was the fact that the BRICSA are securing a separate financial capability, plus the USA sanctions on Russia are examined. Also, Max tries to get Rickards to drill down the 9/11 puts made via the CIA, but Rickards effectively dodges that bullet.

      • sagat1 on April 4, 2014 at 2:28 am

        Robert – A gulf in quality compared to the bitcoin rumble in the jungle episode previously. Like you I look forward to each show and enjoy their analysis, but that episode was by far the worst ive ever seen!

        I thought it very interesting how Rickards kept dodging Keisers obvious attempts to hint at CIA involvement regarding prior knowledge of 911 regarding the no. of puts made. Having stated how thoroughly hed dug down into the puts made leading up to the event surely there would have been some clear evidence corroborating Max’s insinuations. Rickards was very keen to point the finger at terrorists and absolve the banksters. Keisers comments would suggest certain people know what really happened, but will they spill the beans.

        • Robert Barricklow on April 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

          Yes I too enjoyed the previous one. From start(the guillotine) to finish(bitcoin).

          Rickards is acting much like a Chomsky left gateholder. He does get “invited” to many of these game scenarios. The “western” spies are been “privatized”. You get my drift.
          Max tried, within the framework of the show, but Rickards replies were second nature responses/well-trained(in fact, he probably schools some of those wannabe “privates’ himself).

        • LibTechBanshee on April 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

          That interview will shed light for a lot of people I think…as to the true nature of the “status quo” insiders that are affiliated and also benefit from the present system of US hegemony. I’m seeing a lot of backlash against Rickards. It seemed pretty clear he was providing cover for the 9/11 cover-up to continue to perpetuate. Draw your own conclusions, but his mannerisms and circular paradoxical roundabouts do little for his credibility. He’s painted himself “shill” for the enemy on this one. 9/11 has always been the litmus test to discover which players choose to side with the enemy…or the side that wants to get the truth out.

          • Robert Barricklow on April 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm

            Yes, the party line lines starts/ends at the 9/11 borderline. It is, in essence, the yingyang of whose who.

        • Robert Barricklow on April 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

          Sagat1 & LibTechBanshee
          The 2nd part of the Max Keiser/Rickards interview is available today. Just watched it. Rickards is promoting the meme of IMF SDRs; the financial elite’s long recurring wet dream. That Max loathes the IMF;
          I’m surprised he didn’t filet Rickards.

          • sagat1 on April 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

            Robert – Caught the 2nd half. It appears that all this talk of finacial collapse could rumble on longer than most believe. If central banks are content to keep the printing presses turned on then the bubbles could keep floating skyward longer than a lot of experts’ prescient analysis of the global economy suggest. With all these laws being passed regarding the use of water cannons, stock piling of ammo by government, civil unrest tech heavily invested in/advancements (think sound cannons), domestic police resembling futuristic militia with taser equipmemt etc. perhaps theyre more than happy to let hyper inflation play out and watch from afar as populations turn on one another simply to feed their starving families. We’re already seeing the msm slowly planting the seed with regards the inevitable need for future wars due to resource scarcity and governments appearing to look at their populace with disdain suggesting that they couldnt give a damn if it all kicks off. Probably because thier bolt holes have been well prepared way in advance – the safest place for them is probably off planet.

          • Robert Barricklow on April 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

            It certainly appears that they are rendering Planet Earth into a place where only the engineered transhumanists, cyborgs, robots, ect., will be able to live/function.
            Also, cockroaches that don’t happen make it off planet.

  7. Neru on April 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

    As a Belgian I can attest belgians are a strange breed of people.
    Historically the belgian people always where ruled by other nations for long periods of time. Translate that into local slang, you have the law and then you have the people with there local habits. Those local habits allways took the upper hand even if it went against the law.

    Those wheeling and dealings got more difficult when Belgium entered Europe because overnight it got illegal. Before Europe the mayor had sitting days where those wheeling and dealings openly took place with the local populous. A favor for a favor or I scratch you back if you scratch mine. It didn’t mean money, local Joe’s and Joanna’s haven’t got that but your vote and handy hands got you a long way.

    Multiply this resourcefulness with power and psychopathy et voila you have a belgian politician to do your bidding.

    • LSM on April 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

      “As a Belgian I can attest belgians are a strange breed of people”-

      Hi Neru- I hope this finds you well-

      I don’t agree with your statement at all; I’ve known/worked with some Belgians (albeit all Flemish- don’t know if you’re Flemish or primarily French-speaking) and even though you Belgians have your obvious differences (isn’t the biggest bone of contention language?) and according to my very limited travels in your country (regardless of language)you Belgians are just so open, uncomplicated, friendly, helpful, MULTI-LINGUAL (well, not so much from those in the French-speaking part) it just takes one’s breath away!-

      obviously Belgium has been compromised and being sat-on (start with Bruxelles)by the EU but no Belgian politician is any different from any other politician anywhere else in the world-

      Larry in Germany

      P.S.: if you have any interest in music whatsoever (forget Kate Ryan- I assume you already know who she really is and where she’s originally from) do check out Francis Poulenc’s song “Fanges de Wallonie” (text: Guillaume Apollinaire) about the Ardennes; probably the only time ‘Belgium’ has been ‘composed’

  8. justawhoaman on April 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Hope you all are stacking something other than paper.

  9. DanaThomas on April 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Talleyrand must be doffing his ghostly hat in the direction of the Kremlin…

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