ANOTHER CLUE ABOUT THE HIDDEN SYSTEM OF FINANCE: DARK NETS

ANOTHER CLUE ABOUT THE HIDDEN SYSTEM OF FINANCE: DARK NETS

Mr. N.S. noticed and shared this article, and I think it is hugely important, even though it may not be recognized in many places as such.

Why the importance?

Over the years I've argued in various blogs, interviews, and most importantly, books, that there is in existence a hidden system of finance in the world, being run largely by elements in the American deep state, in collusion with those not only in other countries, but in certain prime banks of the western financial system. This system, I have argued, relies on various forms of "securities", usually in the form of commodities-backed bearer bonds. As a component of this argument, I have also proposed the hypothesis that the bearer bonds scandals of 2009 and onward were components of this scheme that, inadvertently, were exposed by various police actions, but that they were not recognized as such, and usually dismissed as "hoaxes" and the involved securities as :"counterfeits." Never addressed by the lamestream media was the fact that if these scandals represented counterfeiting schemes, then they represented some of the goofiest schemes in history. We were assured that no such bearer bonds were ever issued by the US Treasury. But the unasked, and hence unanswered question, was why anyone would counterfeit a security which never existed at all? One does not counterfeit seven dollar bills. Similarly, the counterfeiter relies on the counterfeit instrument to be exchanged for goods, services, or legitimate securities or money. Counterfeiting securities in astronomical denominations of hundreds of millions, or even a billion dollars, also seems to defeat the purpose of counterfeiting, for even at extremely sharp discount, who has that kind of pocket change? Considerations such as these led me to propose that there was an underlying reality represented by the bearer bonds scandals, and that they in turn may be part of this hidden system of finance. There were, of course, academic attempts in a few books to derail this whole notion, and I even covered some of them in my book Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations. These attempts were less than convincing, and didn't even address the fundamental questions as I have reviewed them in this paragraph.

But now there is perhaps, with this article, another clue into the the architecture of this system:

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Consider the implications of these paragraphs for the hypothesis of such a hidden system of finance, for after all, if one is moving billions, perhaps even trillions, of dollars of "securities", one has to have a means of trading and clearing quickly and cleanly:

Definitions. A vulnerability is a weakness in a network’s defenses. An exploit is a piece of software that takes advantage of a vulnerability. A zero-day exploit is a piece of software that takes advantage of a vulnerability that is known to a small group of aggressors and generally not to the defenders. “Back door” is another name for much the same. There are variations. Infinite invention is at play. Welcome to the Dark Net, a wilderness where wars are fought and hackers roam. More definitions. The Dark Net exists within the deep web, which lies beneath the surface net, which is familiar to everyone. The surface net can be roughly defined as “anything you can find through Google” or that is otherwise publicly indexed for all to see. The deep web is deep because it cannot be accessed through ordinary search engines. Its size is uncertain, but it is believed to be larger than the surface net above it. And it is mostly legitimate. It includes everything from I.R.S. and Social Security data to the internal communications of Sony and the content management system at The New York Times. It includes Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and text messages, along with everyone else’s. Almost all of it is utterly mundane.

The Dark Net occupies the basement. Its users employ anonymizing software and encryption to hide themselves as they move around. Such tools offer a measure of privacy. Whistle-blowers and political dissidents have good reason to resort to them. Criminals do, too. White fades quickly through gray and then to black in the Dark Net. Furtive sites there offer all manner of contraband for sale—narcotics, automatic weapons, contract killings, child pornography. The most famous of these sites was Silk Road—the brainchild of Ross Ulbricht, a libertarian entrepreneur who was arrested by the F.B.I. in San Francisco in 2013 and sentenced last year to life in prison without parole. New and even larger marketplaces have opened, including the current leader, AlphaBay, which is owned by a man who has been quoted as saying he resides in an “off-shore country where I am safe,” gives interviews to the press, and openly defies attempts by the authorities to shut him down. There are twists: illegal narcotics sold over the Dark Net tend to be purer, and therefore safer, than those sold on the street—this because of the importance to the sellers of online customer ratings. By comparison, it is hard to see the bright side of missile launchers or child pornography. (Emphasis added)

For those who, like myself, suspect that the child sex slavery business, and the occasional scandals that break out concerning it - the Saville and Franklin scandals, or the Finders scandal, or even the Penn State scandals - are all deeply related, this provides food for thought. But go a step further: what if all these activities are related to this hidden system of finance and the group or groups utilizing it?

Such a capability would not only seem to be warranted but essential to any such hidden system of finance. Notably, as the article states, virtually every type of criminal activity and group is represented on that "Dark Net":

Opsec worked for nearly six months to clean up the mess. By backtracking he discovered that the hackers were a group associated with the Chinese army. They operated out of a specific building near Shanghai, which he was able to locate, and specialized in targeting entertainment companies. Eventually he was able to identify some of the individuals involved, and even to obtain pictures of them. Nominally, that was the end of it. Opsec told me that because a government was involved, and legal recourse in China was unrealistic, no further action was taken.

What do you do when there is no law? Counter-hacking is a temptation, but can be dangerous. The Russian mob, for instance, has a poor sense of humor, and Colombian drug cartels are not much fun, either. Also, among independent hackers there is no small number of psychopaths. Over the years the Company has endured death threats, rape threats, and bomb scares. It gets personal. In a world without privacy, home addresses as well as the names of spouses and children are easily found. As the Democratic National Committee recently discovered, it is better not to get hacked in the first place.

If one wants to track such activities, much less the activities of a hidden system of finance, however, then it would seem to imply not only the existence of a "Dark Net", but of yet another "sub-basement" beneath even that, a "Storm Shelter" so to speak, enabled by technologies making it virtually impenetrable to the outsider, technologies reliant upon quantum encryption and entanglement for example. Notably, China just launched (or rather, claimed to have launched) the world's first quantum communications satellite.

In other words, to make such a hidden system in today's world work, one would need at least three things, two of which I have argued in previous books (Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations, and The Third Way): (1) a physical medium of exchange, represented by the "counterfeit" commodities backed bearer bonds, giving anonymity to the participants in the system, (2) the participation of hose in key positions in prime banks and clearing systems, and finally, as this article implies (3) a secure electronic system to track and monitor trades between participants, and that implies technological capabilities only recently coming into public view (think that Chinese satellite once again).

And there's one final consideration:

I and others (most notably Catherine Austin Fitts) have noted that all the money awash in the financial system is not behaving in a manner in accordance with any standard financial model or analysis. Effectively, we are arguing that the financial anlyst who does not factor in the huge size not only of the black budget, but more importantly, of the underground economy and of the hidden system of finance, simply cannot and will never be able to make any accurate financial prediction. The essence of the argument is that too much money is disappearing, and not appearing anywhere in the planet's financial system. With this in mind, we have concluded that much of it might simply be disappearing off planet, in the form of a tribute, tithe, or even trade, conducted by the mandarins of that system. It sounds, of course, at first glance, totally loony, until one looks at the actual figures. Quadrillions in derivatives, exceeding by several times the entire annual planetary gross domestic product? Either the banksters are committing financial suicide for everyone, or those quadrillions have been collaterized... elsewhere and with resources of "elsewhere".

And to make that work, and keep it secret, one would have to have such a deep dark net, a "storm shelter"....

See you on the flip side...

 

25 thoughts on “ANOTHER CLUE ABOUT THE HIDDEN SYSTEM OF FINANCE: DARK NETS”

  1. There is a galactic wide web or GWW that can only be accessed psychically by autistics so far. Hence the rush by our oligarchs to greatly increase the number of autistics through vaccines. Being slightly on the spectrum I have accessed the GWW and it is truly breathtaking. I was able to sell our Moon then a few moments later buy it back much cheaper using human transgenders as currency. (Apparently they are the hottest commodity in the galaxy right now and the reason why our oligarchs are so busy manufacturing so many more here on Earth using gender bending chemicals. I guess they make wonderful pets for some of our alien neighbors.) While I always viewed a future Earth filled with nothing but autistics and transgenders with trepidation, I now see it is all part of a bigger more glorious picture where Earth is fully integrated with the rest of the Galactic trading system and our valuable commodities can be brought to market in a fair and well regulated galactic wide trading system that serves the needs of all and prevents imbalances and plundering of the weaker planets.

  2. Been thinking about the ‘Million Trillion’ dollar bearer bonds and what they are actually bearing against. Been thinking about Space and off world assets… Been trolling around Internet… Found this.
    https://www.sott.net/article/329708-Extraordinary-compounds-contained-inside-Uranus-and-Neptune
    “The scientists discovered that at high pressures, which are typical for the interiors of such planets, exotic molecular and polymeric compounds are formed.”

    Such as ::: Orthocarbonic Acid.. Check this out.. Does this look familier?.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthocarbonic_acid#/media/File:Orthocarbonic-acid-Spartan-MP2-3D-balls-B.png

  3. What collateral is worth hundreds of trillions of dollars? An asteroid or twenty with a high content of platinum? A moon orbiting one of the outer planets?

    Some previous galactic civilization’s ruins on other planets/moons?

  4. This is huge. This is a very important article. The main thing to remember here is that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SECURE COMPUTER SYSTEM. So how do you secure a system used for fraud on an inter-planetary scale?
    “Counter-hacking is a temptation, but can be dangerous. The Russian mob, for instance, has a poor sense of humor, and Colombian drug cartels are not much fun, either.”
    When there is no real technical way to secure a system, only good old fashioned mob violence will work.

    If you still believe that a computer can be fully secured with anti-virus software and firewalls you need to go here:
    risky.biz
    and start reading. If you have time to listen to podcasts this show
    http://risky.biz/RB409
    is particularly illuminating. Listen to the way these very well-informed hosts sneer at the idea that SWIFT could ever be considered a secure system.

    1. I should clarify: there is no such thing as a computer system with guaranteed security. When using purely technological means to secure a system it only mitigates the threat of intrusion. Threat mitigation can be very good, it is usually very bad. Good threat mitigation requires careful analysis of potential threats, and a well-coordinated plan of defence based on a holistic view of the system. The more complex the system the harder it is to defend. I got excited about this post because it gave me an insight into the Breakaway Civilisation’s connection to cyber-crime. They are able to hire highly gifted technicians, and can launch devastating attacks on their enemies, but they are unable to systematically defend the computer systems representing a complex set of alliances. Thus they must resort to the use violence and threats of violence.

  5. My personal experiences in 1980s+ as partner to the wife of the USAF Deputy Director of Special Operations indicate that a ‘Hidden System of Finance’ does in fact exist — including plausibly-deniable ‘storm shelter’ communications and now a relatively-open ‘Deep Net.’ Trillion$ & Quadrillion$ involved. Even then.

    However, several caveats about financial derivatives… Derivatives cover a multitude of sins, and they are mostly unregulated. Essentially, financial derivatives are contracts or agreements for purposes of hedging legal bets on the rise & fall of financial instruments, commodities, real estate, etc.

    Institutions that hold financial derivatives hold the derivatives as “Swap Books” — legally betting on the rise & fall of the ‘swap book’ contracts.

    Thus, although the U.S. Dollar value of a financial derivative contract may be One Trillion Dollars, the Obligor would only need to pay US$1T if & only if the value of the derivatives contract asset went to ZERO — which is rare.

  6. If you have trillions there is only an amount of houses, cars and boats you can buy. This missing money is going somewhere as CAF says, but I believe the “off world” option is real. Who knows what lies on planets and comets, maybe some sort of precious metal we don’t know about, but my main guess is this. Sure money can buy you material things but that gets boring, what if you had access to something else.
    In my opinion the knowledge they are seeking is the same as CERN, the secret of the workings of the Universe is up for grabs. This knowledge makes everything else look “cheap”, and if you had, and here it comes “all the power of the universe”, everything else DOES INDEED LOOK CHEAP.

  7. As drugs move down the supply chain they are adulterated by distributors in order to increase profit margin. The fact that narcotics bought off the dark web are purer than their counterparts found on the street means one thing, and one thing only, they are closer to the source of importation; and we all know who imports the drugs,

    Curious synchronicity, last night I watched the documentary, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Schwartz. I highly recommend it, very moving but incredibly frustrating. Schwartz was the Co creator of RSS, Creative Commons licensing, Reddit, SecureDrop and many other big name groups and projects. He was prosecuted and made example of by the US government back in 2011-13, charged with 16 felonies all for mass downloading journal articles off of JSTOR on MIT’s campus. Aaron Schwartz is the only reason we still have the internet today, he practically singlehandedly enabled the defeat of SOPA/PIPA, and pre-Snowden was found discussing electronic security issues on RT. He dedicated his life to furthering political activism with the use of technology. Eventually the pressure of the investigation got to him, and he allegedly committed suicide. (In my opinion he was killed off.)

    So how does this all relate to the article above? Well guess which alphabet agency was in charge of prosecuting him? The Secret Service’s Electronic Computer Task Force, the same task force that was iniatied post 9/11 with the purpose of tracking fraudulent electronic bond activity. In fact it was the head of that task force that pursued his case. So the question becomes, what was Aaron Schwartz involved in, what did he know, and why did he die so suspiciously?

  8. I think the dark net AKA Tor, will gain much more popularity as internet censorship tighten slowly but surely. I would not be surprised if many alternative news channels have to go “underground” in near future, specially if Darth Killary wins. Clinton holding power in USA and EU holding power in Europe can´t be very good news for freedom of speech.

  9. This whole bearer bond thing (as one component of the hidden finance circle) reminds me of the old Knights Templar system. A merchant would go into a Templar (private) Treasury with some asset, deposit that asset, and receive a (coded) piece of paper. The merchant would get to wherever he was going, go into a local Templar (private) Treasury with the paper, and withdraw whatever he needed up to the maximum on the paper. Some form of holding/transfer fee would be charged.

    Now, the above Templar system has the hallmarks of a possible bearer bond system. Note the Private treasuries. Note that this piece of paper would not be honored anywhere outside the Templar system. Note that some form of recognized-procedure (coding) would be necessary for redemption. Note that any transaction fees would not appear outside the Templar system. Etc.

    So, is the hidden system of finance just adopting a tried-and-true method of asset-moving, or does it have a direct connection to an organization that used to be called the Knights Templar?

    1. And by the way, those bearer bonds would be like the old, original Chinese paper money. They would be backed by implied force. “I guarantee this paper’s worth, because I will chop off the head of anyone who does not accept it at face value. And, I have the capability to back that up, if needed.”

      So, there is someone behind the bearer bond system with that kind of ultimate clout. Is he/she/it on-planet or off-planet?

        1. I think that its more along the lines of.. They have no worth in the terrestrial banking system because they are not based on the terrestrial banking system. They are not promises to pay back debt of 100 trillion dollars, because that amount cannot be physically paid. (not getting into an argument about what constuitues physical payment.. all money is virtual debt right?) I think that those bearer bonds are backed by valule attributed to something off planet.. Like mining rights to Helium 3 on the Moon. How can we pay for it? Print some JFK bonds with the Moon printed them to show that they refer to collateral on the moon..Then pass some laws in congress to legalise the acquisition of extra terrestrial property and mineral rights and outsource the mining operation to privately owned (usually by the same politicians who pass those laws.. or people from the same lodge..)people.

  10. (Returned from a long break)
    Perhaps one ought pause to ask: What today could one quadrillion dollars purchase — or more to the point, what WOULDN’T such a massive sum purchase? Assuming this dark financing were indeed taking place, entire nations must be passing through private hands, with their respective denizens thrown casually into the bargain — perhaps shortly to be evicted by new ownership: for there exist worldwide only so many assets to be owned.

    In other words, it would seem nearly impossible to conceal the Earth-side transfer of one quadrillion dollars, were it invested into the world’s real resources and assets, rather than merely parked in binary accounts and flimsy paper wealth, where it would remain almost as illusory as our own. Furthermore, to animate such a bustling marketplace, one active enough to require bond financing, would require a sufficient number of quadrillionaire buyers and sellers and “product” (Ex: “Those Rothschilds are still bragging about buying Botswana low and selling her high!”)

    Naturally, it should be assumed then that any such “astronomical” investment will be placed primarily in off-planet assets and enterprises. But here again reasoning fails. For if the pace of dark technology has in fact reached an “escape velocity”, i.e. if the capability now exists to privately depart Earth and thence exploit the resources of other planets near or far, then surely the need for Earth’s paper money has also been escaped?

    Call it the theory of money relativity. Of what use is local money to a galactic traveler? Its value should fall in direct relation to the distance from the issuer. A bond is a promise to pay in a common medium of money, e.g. gold or oil-backed dollars. But where our own Milky Way may possess planets marbled with veins of gold thrice the girth of Earth, where a moon hanging within our own solar system may wobble with oceans of roiling petroleum, who would invest in space exploration for these rare resources which, when discovered in massive quantities and where returned to Earth, would destroy the money value of the original investments?

    Therefore, either these bonds were mere false promises foisted upon credulous sovereigns and criminal organizations by banker families and better criminal organizations, or perhaps they were redeemable not in money nor even in any medium thereof, but in shares of and in the very future that such breakthrough technologies afford to all of its privileged owners — those regenerative trans-humanistic hybrids dining comfortably on synthesized food in lavish zero-point propelled ships — a relatively-priceless future to be redeemed, naturally, only as each bond reaches its date of full maturity.

    One final thought: If ancient aliens have actually fought wars within this solar system, it’s very likely that our local neck of the woods and its resources were already claimed by other civilizations millions of years ago, perhaps even the galaxy as a whole — and may have since been many times rehypothecated too! Would it not then represent the very height of human hubris to assume that any other planet but our own awaits our exploitation? And in such a case, of what value really are these “local” bonds? (Ex: “David Rockefeller on the phone, dear, he insists he wants to buy the Brooklyn bridge.”)

  11. Who knows what the so called masters of the universe are up to. As the Ben Rich rule think at least two generations ahead. And pray tell what are these megalomaniacs doing with all this money and power don’t they have enough already.

  12. Dont know what to think about the Dark Net.
    the internet (thank you Darpa) only really came into the public’s eye because of the ‘kudos’ value of having an address when it came about. Before it was just a series of universities connected over a WAN.
    Then shops wanted to be a part of it to sell stuff.. Then the Great God PRonO came along and suddenly 56k connections were no longer sufficient.. (anyone else noticed that mobile phones were getting smaller and smaller until internet became available on the telephone.. suddenly that small screen didnt seem big enough eh? (Im attempting to be witty, but it really is that. Prono controls the technology market.. which is a shame because its hijacked Internet and everything that it could have been)
    Anything to do with arms/kiddystuff/stolen data is inherently wrong. I dont agree personally with drug prohibition, just because people have been ingesting drugs since.. a long time ago. and I dont see how, nor why a plant should be outlawed.. Even though according to the Bible.. that’s pretty much the first thing God did.. THAT APPLE IS OUTLAWED..
    hmm.. Apple the fruit, not Apple the company.. although dont get me started on programmed obsolescence..

  13. Robert Barricklow

    One) there must be a resistance to this.
    Two) There has to be some heavy-duty muscle to enforce order & protect assets.
    Three) Where’s the little Dutch boy?

  14. After reading this, one understands the very relative value of “logging in” to various websites and the need to keep a notebook with all those allegedly “secure” passwords.
    The issue is: does the “Dark Net” come under the purview of the Panopticon; is it the Panopticon; or does it fluctuate between these two states.

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