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ZERO HEDGE ON THAT LONG-TERM RUSSO-GERMAN RELIAGNMENT THING…

Members here know that I've been writing - and in some cases, warning - about the long-term prospects for a Russo-German realignment of global power politics, and this now seems to have caught the attention of the writers at Zero Hedge, in an article sent to me by Mr. G.B., a regular reader here:

The Emerging German-Russian Axis

There are two paragraphs that concern us here:

"The consequence of this move toward isolation is that a bunch of ‘continental empires’ are starting to challenge the monopoly of “legal” international violence that the US has exercised for the last 25 years. The most obvious challengers can be seen in the shape of Sunni Muslims across the Middle East, or in East Asia where a more confident and assertive China is stating its case for preeminence. Such struggles have the potential to become major regional problems, but what worries me more is the emerging continental alliance between Russia and Germany. Preventing such a partnership has for centuries been an idée fixe for French diplomacy, and for good reason. A combination of German industrial might and Russian raw materials and military strength would instantly create a colossus. The Poles, who have been perennial victims of engagements between Germany and Russia, are already visibly panicking, as they should be.

"Historically, Paris has tended to ally with the Russians, not because it liked them but to prevent Germany from doing the same. The problem is that France has nothing to offer Russia (save some nice holiday homes and mooring berths for tycoons on its Mediterranean coast) and is, in any case, more focused on perfecting its own political and economic suicide." (Bold-italics added, bold in the original)

While France may have nothing to offer Russia other than nice holiday homes and mooring berths, one would do well to remember that France is a thermonuclear power, and that the whole raison d'etre for its deterrent from the days of its initial conception by De Gaulle as a force de frappe was to act as a counterpoise between the American and Soviet blocs in the Cold War world. Given Germany's heavy role and involvement in constructing the missiles and warheads for the French thermonuclear deterrent, one is reminded that in fact one is dealing with two thermonuclear powers here: the de facto one, France, and the implied one, Germany. France, in other words, still remains as the premiere power in Europe that will prevent Europe from becoming completely dominated by Germany, and given yesterday's news about Franco-American space cooperation, we might (emphasis heavily on that word), be watching the emergence of a new type of balance-of-power diplomacy by that nation.

On the Russo-German side of this equation,  Zero Hedge points to the increasing and justifiable anxiety of Poland, caught once again between the colossus to the East, and the colossus to the West. While the Poland of today is nowhere near as weak as the Poland of 1939, one can readily understand the concerns of Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski, and the recent requests not only by Poland but by the Baltic states, for the basing of American troops in those countries.

But this leaves America in an unusual position, one reminiscent of the post-Versailles cordon sannitaire - the belt of nations from the Baltic states, through Poland, to Romania - designed to be a buffer of sorts between western Europe and the Soviet Union. The USA can - and probably will - play to European sentiments against continued US military presence in Western Europe, by gradually phasing out its bases there, and shifting them eastward to that corridor of nations, and in particular, Poland. But that will also interpose the USA in the dangerous territory between Germany and Russia, and all the economic ties and increasing long-term realignment taking place between the two countries.

French and German diplomacy will thus walk a tightrope for the foreseeable future, as this realignment takes place, and ultimately, this will leave France to fulfill the role once fulfilled by Germany during the Cold War, as the buffer state between two blocs. And as we saw yesterday, space may be the context in which these geopolitical interests play out. My guess? Watch for similar space-cooperation agreements between Russia and Germany.

See you on the flip side...

30 thoughts on “ZERO HEDGE ON THAT LONG-TERM RUSSO-GERMAN RELIAGNMENT THING…”

  1. The problems do all come down to ones of economics where the reality is that one can neither eat gold, mercury or copper, which thus demonstrates that they all represent but secondary forms of wealth and are not “essential wealth” in themselves.

    With the Wall Street/City of London financial oligarchy in a panic mode, they do what they always have done, start wars and grab hard assets.

    The only way out of this zero-sum game, is the development breakthroughs, but even technological advancement, can not displace the reality that the fundamentals of economics shall be based upon
    the biological sphere, where a parity based seed standard, the monetization of storable commodities is implemented as policy once again as one can reference the 1942 Steagall Amendment and Raw Material Economics, where the dollar is based upon a production parity understanding of storable essential wealth….Wheat, Corn, Soy, Cotton, Lumber, etc.

  2. Correct. Ormus or more accurately “ormes” are not limited to gold metal. Any of the platinum group metals can be disaggregated to a one or two atom configuration “deformed orbital” that will then go into the high spin state. Ormus is a loose and often debated term semantically that may include a melange of stuff part of which is probably some genuine orme.
    How one “values” gold, platinum, silver, rhodium, iridium, et al these days is almost entirely subjective especially in light of the debasement of contracts and all the rest of the shenanigans. They are all still quite expensive to buy though.

  3. “Turning mercury into gold” is just an alchemical smokescreen for what was actually happening – turning gold via disaggregation into “medicines” that had profound effect on human consciousness. This is what we today call “white powder gold” and its close relative ormus.

    1. I don’t know anything about white powder gold or ormus, but if it does indeed have some kind of effect on consciousness it can explain the PsTB interest in gold throughout history. It also explain where all the gold might be going, it’s being used up, possibly in a way that enables communication with the overlords/aliens/demons/god maybe?

    2. emlong:

      Actually, no I’m talking about transmuting mercury into gold easily. In your kitchen.

      That white powder thing is something different, though very real too. And the fact that the white powder is reasonably easy to make, suggests something very wrong with what are publicly known as chemical elements.

      1. Guygrr:

        Others have speculated that a change in consciousness could be one of the reasons gold is valuable. However, ORMUS and the white powder of gold do NOT require having metallic gold.

        Nor is it at all clear that ORMUS derived from metallic gold, that can be done too, is better than ORMUS from other sources.

        Speculation: About 20,000 years ago, some primitive space faring beings (vaguely human looking) showed up on earth and convinced the not real advanced humans (who may have lost an advanced culture) that these space men (say from Mars in rockets) were gods and that they needed/valued gold, and that any ancient histories that earthmen/women maintained were false or to be co-opted–akin to Europeans arriving in the Americas en mass in the 1500s. (Also see “The Chronicle of Akakor”, author Brugger, K.)

        And since these not real advanced beings convinced some of our ancestors of gold’s value 20,000 years ago, we’ve be obsessing over metallic gold for the last 20,000 years.

        These jerks from space probably commanded enough weapons tech to cause massive earthquakes and mountains to rise, and may have been fighting their own war with the police trying to arrest them, but ultimately these “gods” are simply powerful mafia thugs interested in bling and personal fiefdoms, not expanding consciousness.

        Gold in fact has very little value, except maybe as proof that someone has mastered a bit of transmutation.

        1. Lost thank you for the info and clearing some of that up. I’d like to learn more about this “philosophy” of transmutation. If you had to suggest a well written book to introduce the topic what would it be? I’d rather not start with the “ancient” texts themselves, but an overview of them and their ideas.

          To me it doesn’t make sense that these space faring beings from antiquity would go thru the trouble of mining gold in such quantities without having an important use for it.

          1. Guygrr:

            The hypothetical space faring beings seem to be pretty primitive and may not know some of the methods of making gold. Sort of like Europeans being less advanced than the Maya/Aztecs–but the Spanish were whitemen with beards and had guns.

            So if these “gods” insisted on mined gold, it was probably because they couldn’t figure out better ways to make it, or ways to use something else.

            You can read the cold fusion types, or Ken Shoulders for modern alchemical stuff.

            There’s Barry Carter’s story about his friend Jim for and ORMUS. It’s long. I think the text is posted on Carter’s website.

  4. Slightly off topic but still in the scope of the things:
    Putin, MERKEL, Xin, all in Sth America at the same time and and quietly meeting behind closed doors during the world Cup, and just prior to BRICSA meeting……..i just read Poroshenko was at the Cup as well???

  5. Daryl Davis:

    To answer the question: “If turning mercury into gold were as well known and as simple as you say, wouldn’t this practice have become as common as turning bread into toast?”

    People in general get tied up in mass philosophy and then recognize that as the only method. In this case the mass philosophy would be the immutability of chemical “elements”.

    Many people who’ve reported on the various successes of Cold Fusion have encountered this same mass mysticism.

    Yet again, another reason the alchemy is not done en mass and in public is that, along with things like over unity energy generation, mass alchemy would be significantly disruptive to various markets and power bases–governments and banks included.

    1. I’m sorry, Lost, but you haven’t really addressed the heart of my question. Mass philosophies aside, millions of people much like yourself and me have at least partially rejected mainstream scientific dogma — including many talented former scientists — yet little if any evidence exists that mercury may be manufactured into gold.

      Where exactly are all these stinking rich scientists? Unlike that of cold fusion, a gold-creating process would require no patents to be approved before massive amounts of money could be made from its yield.

      Move over, then, Breaking Bad. If gold were generated as easily as you say, many high school chemistry teachers would presumably soon become billionaire wholesale gold dealers.

      In fact, much more evidence exists that cold fusion is a suppressed but workable possibility, though it would seem, by your account, that the gold-creating process is the much simpler one.

      1. Daryl Davis:

        You’re assuming that you can sell the product.

        Dollar bills are reasonably easy to counterfeit perfectly, it’s that you need to make them en mass and then distribute them. It’s the distribution of the product that gets you in trouble; the Treasury Department/FBI use the Mafia to look for people selling significant quantities of perfect bills.

        In the case of making precious metals, you’ll be killed if you sell more than a few hundred dollars worth. You’re also assuming that gold would retain any particular value if you went to sell it by the kilo.

        It’s not chemistry, it’s transmutation so generally people don’t look for it–akin to the cold fusion thing, people look for excess heat, not ormus.

        The mercury into gold trick takes a few months to yield results, and it’s not like if you start with 50 grams of mercury you get 25 grams d’or after 6 months–you may get a gram, more likely half a gram. Now there could be ways of perfecting the process, but I don’t know them.

        Outside of the technical points I raise about preserving your life: You’ve made a much big mistake dismissing the mass philosophies thing and in fact are holding fast to those philosophies yourself: “worth”, “billionaire”, “sales”, “chemistry”.

        I’d suggest you get a hold of the formula and try it yourself. I will not be sharing it. Unless you have nitric acid on hand because you have a chem lab, I suggest not purchasing the nitric acid used at the end to dissolve the mercury away from the gold. It’s quite dangerous and an ingredient of dynamite.

        It’s safer to read Kervan, or the cold fusion types, or macrobiotics, Le Bon, or Moray, to familiarize yourself with the idea that indeed chemical elements are not anywhere near fixed–in other words give up the idea that elements are fixed. There are many other names worth reading.

        I suspect some parties are making dollars/euros/pounds by making gold, but those parties aren’t going to want another supplier in the market, so would also have a good reason to kill you for challenging their mass philosophy.

        1. You’re making interesting assumptions, Lost. I’m neither a greedy materialist nor an amateur scientist. I would sooner choose the life of a monk than a tycoon; and I’ve always disliked the study of science — in part because I’ve never trusted the immutable certainty of it.

          If you’re indeed able to produce gold and your motive for doing so is in any way philanthropic, I wish you every success. But frankly, I don’t care whether transmutation is possible or not.

          I don’t even really care whether “elites” exist or not — or how much money they’ve stolen — whether they’ve colluded with extra terrestrials — or which technologies they may have perfected.

          I’m not really interested in this material world at all. I do try to understand the truth of things, but I’m not so motivated as to read volumes and build laboratories. I’m more interested in reasoning itself; and I possess just enough motivation to challenge the assumptions of those around me — and to allow them to challenge mine.

          If a bold assertion does not stand to reason, then evidence should be provided. And your bold assertion that mercury may easily be transmuted into gold does not stand to reason, given the potential profitability of such a process and — in spite of what you claim — the ease and safety of selling it in quantities great or small — as a licensed bullion dealer on the internet or as a private seller to pawn shops.

          The price of gold is heavily manipulated, such that selling a great deal of it wouldn’t lower the price appreciably — assuming it weren’t dumped all at once onto the market — and even then the so-called market price might very well remain stable.

          But as I said, I’m really not very interested in profit OR transmutation, only in divining whose assumptions and assertions stand to reason or do not and whose ultimately prove to be true.

          1. Daryl Davis:

            Sorry for the confusion: I don’t mean that money is what interests you. I’m talking about getting attached to those terms and thinking in that mass philosophy way, which then doesn’t allow for transmutation.

            And besides weapons and energy, transmutation offers a lot to healing and environmental cleanup.

            Copper into gold isn’t real hard either, though I’ve not done that one. And trust me if you show up at a place licensed to sell gold or platinum etc with $15000 worth to sell one day, and you sell it, you’ll be warned never to do that again a few days/weeks later. A warning best headed.

            Gold by the ton, 2000lbs, would alter the price overnight.

  6. Being no student of history myself, I defer to you, Dr. Farrell, as to the pivotal roles played by the Germanys, East and West, during the Cold War — beyond their proxy parts in an unending game of propaganda between the two superpowers.

    Perhaps this ignorance also explains why I find it difficult to envision how either Germany or France, albeit nuclear powers, could represent critical players in a re-emerging bipolar world.

    France already derives 75% of her energy from nuclear power — so no need to become embroiled in the saga of the petrodollar(beyond selling ships and arms to Russia). And France traditionally turns her collective nose skyward in response to American imports. How, therefore, would either France or America benefit substantially from such an alliance?

    And can Germany effectively deal with the Russian oligarchs and Putin? Surely Germany’s need for their natural gas affords the Russians an unacceptable leverage upon their new German “partners”? Meanwhile, Russia, by its recent purchases of ships from France, has proven that they don’t view Germany as a primary source for their manufactured goods — and likely wouldn’t in the BRICSA future either, should China emerge as Germany’s low-cost, intra-alliance, manufacturing competition.

    But one wonders why we don’t hear more stories out of Germany, like those out of Russia, about scientists working on exotic technologies, e.g. Tesla towers. Are the legendary Nazi technologies you’ve made such a solid case for, as impressive and as promising as they might have been, equally as verboten in today’s Germany as Holocaust denial?

    Germany, who now can’t recover her own gold reserves from the U.S. — yet who recently moved to expel the NSA — would seem to be wedged quite firmly between a rock and hard place. But could this predicament act as the catalytic pressure required of Germany to finally shed her legacy of guilt and shame stemming from the last great war?

    Might we finally see these beleaguered, gold-fleeced Germans break free both from the U.S. AND from Russia by, in essence, reclaiming an integral part of their scientific heritage — heralding this glorious independence with the worldwide sounding of an old “bell”?

    1. D.D:

      When did Germany move to expel the NSA from Germany?

      Germany expelled a CIA station chief, after the obvious disclosure that the CIA spies on Germany.

      In fact Germany has been co-operating with NSA activities in Germany, and then using NSA data collection in Denmark to get around barriers to spying on Germans.

      Gold can readily be made in quantities, it’s only valuable if it’s not “returned”.

      1. You’re right. I confused the two agencies. I apologize.

        I haven’t any breaking news to report about the NSA — though I would note that Merkel seemed genuinely surprised and outraged to hear, via Snowden’s revelations, that the NSA had tapped her phone as well.

        I’m afraid I sincerely don’t understand your comment about gold. According to you, modern alchemy has made gold relatively worthless then — as common as salt? Thus it only retains value when hypothecated among the naive by financial sharks?

        1. D:

          I’d not call it modern alchemy that makes gold common–though not as common as table salt. There’s an ancient formula for gold from mercury using low temperatures and readily available chemicals.

          Modern alchemy would be from copper–I guess.

          So unless gold has some incredibly special, and still secret, use, it’s just not worth very much. And no this hypothetical use would have nothing to do with preserving the atmosphere of the 10th planet.

          Merkel may have indeed been surprised, having thought herself immune from such things, but the fact of the spying on her is far from surprising to me.

          If given the opportunity, GCHQ, the Mossad, and whatever has replaced the KGB would all tap Merkel’s cell phone. (I’d be really surprised if Merkel were silly enough to discus anything of serious import on her personal phone.)

          1. If it’s true that gold can be produced so easily, it wouldn’t seem the Chinese are aware of this. They’ve been secretly buying all the gold they could for years.

            http://resourceinvestingnews.com/67406-us-dollar-gold-goodman-currency-russia.html

            But what a scandal if the U.S. has knowingly sold China heavily hypothecated gold that, through the use of mercury, they’d long since secretly made almost worthless! One would almost have to admire the Americans’ self control in not selling its gold to China and to all takers by the gigaton.

            As for Merkel and other world leaders, I’d be surprised if the NSA and the other agencies you cited hadn’t developed much more sophisticated means of monitoring world leaders than the old phone taps. Surely the American PsTB deploy hyper-miniaturized drones or “bugs” by the millions?

          2. D:

            The mercury into gold trick is no great secret and it’s written about in both the east and the west in books from a few hundred years ago.

            If the Chinese are secretly buying gold, it’s not a secret if you know about it. (If doing so it’s for cultural reasons.)

            Russia very likely makes gold in quantity from copper. And then sells it–perhaps to China.

            And not selling ones stocks of whatever keeps the price up, so benefits speculation; in that way China, Russia, Germany, the US and various traders are cooperating to keep the price up.

            Right, there are much more sophisticated monitoring systems than phone/internet taps, but that’s certainly not gear/tech Snowden has any knowledge of.

          3. Lost:

            If turning mercury into gold were as well known and as simple as you say, wouldn’t this practice have become as common as turning bread into toast? Why wouldn’t everyone be converting their copper wire into golden strands — the Russians, the Chinese and Uncle Burt?

            When I said the Chinese are “secretly” buying gold, I meant through private purchases and unidentified market acquisitions, not via black project operations. Many speculate that they intend to return to a gold standard, with their own currency acting as the new world reserve currency.

            I also doubt it’s necessary anymore to limit the sale of gold, as its market price is entirely manipulated and its registered supply is already heavily hypothecated. But I do get your point.

            Wouldn’t it be so interesting to see which countries possess what exotic technologies — spying and otherwise? How large does the gap span between the secret capabilities of the Americans and those of the rest of the world? Which countries might confound even the Americans? (Argentina? India? Israel?)

            It would take a legitimate alien invasion, I suppose, to finally catch a glimpse into their respective arsenals. But I doubt then they’d even have time to use them.

  7. Since the treaty of Verdun the western and eastern parts of the Carolingian Empire have been at each others throats over who would be the master of Europe. This is only the latest jockeying for power of the two halves of that old empire. As for Britain the only time it thought of itself as part of Europe was under the Celts and later as part of the Roman Empire with the Vikings and later the Normans it thought of itself as part of Scandinavian world. We shall see if this Russo-German realignment bares good fruit and France response to this will be.

  8. I’m guessing the ejection of the CIA COS from Berlin is entirely for domestic German political consumption. A small something to tamp down the ire of the German masses toward the Emperor. Still, I wonder what Germany gets out of its puppet-arrangement with the USG? Same for Japan. What exactly does Japan get out of its relationship with the USG? If I were Putin, I would sure be working hard behind the scenes to lever Japan away from the USG.

  9. The Syndicates Are Continuing To Carve Up Space and no doubt getting into the details of certain industries and other commercial territories.
    Is a ramped-up East India Company Complex Structure being developed?

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