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A COVERT ECONOMIC WAR BETWEEN THE USSA AND GERMANY?

Lest we forget, besides strange archaeo-paleographico-geopolitics and space recently, there is the ordinary financial malfeasance in high circles, epitomized currently by the growing problems of Deutschebank. However, now it seems that some sort of "cat" is out of the proverbial bag, as German politicians are now claiming that the USSA's fine on Deutschebank may be part of a wider economic war:

German Politicians Accuse US Of "Economic War" Against Deutsche Bank

The backdrop here is rather significant, for recall just recently the German chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and agribusiness giant Bayer bought Mon(ster)santo, and had the cash to do it.

In any case the Germans are viewing this not as an attack on Deutschebank, but on Germany itself. Consider the implications of these paragraphs:

When we first heard the news that the US DOJ had slapped Deutsche Bank with a $14 billion settlement on September 15, a number that looked oddly similar to the $14 billion fine the EU slapped on Apple, we determined that this was likely nothing more than "blowback" on behalf of the US, saying "just a few weeks after the EU slapped Apple with a $14 billion bill for "back taxes," the U.S. has apparently responded with a $14 billion fine of their own to Deutsche Bank to settle an outstanding probe into the company's trading of mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis."

Today, after three weeks of unprecedented volatility in the stock price of the German lender which sent its shares to all time lows as recently as Friday, Germany has latched on to this line of attack as German politicians accused the US of waging economic war against ­Germany as, in the words of the FT, "concern continues to rise among its political and corporate elite over the future of Deutsche Bank."

The German parliament’s economics committee chairman Peter Ramsauer, in an interview with Welt am Sonntag, said the move against Deutsche "has the characteristics of an economic war", adding that the US had a "long tradition" of using every available opportunity to wage what amounted to trade war "if it benefits their own economy", and the "extortionate damages claims" being made in the case of Deutsche Bank were an example of that. According to the German politician, the threat to force Deutsche Bank to pay a $14 billion fine over its mortgage-backed securities business before the 2008 global crisis “has the characteristics of an economic war.”“Extortionate damages claims” in the case are an example of that, said Ramsauer.

Another German politician, Merkel ally and MEP Markus Ferber suggested, as we did, that the Deutsche Bank investigation is a “tit for tat response” from the US Department of Justice after Brussels imposed a record €13 billion penalty against Apple’s tax misdoings in Europe. It's not just Apple however: earlier this year, Germany’s Volkswagen agreed to pay $16.5 billion in the US for cheating on American diesel vehicle air pollution tests between 2008 and 2015. The fines still risk growing by billions and VW needs to recall 85,000 vehicles.

Note that one implication of all of this is that if the US fines are in retaliation of EU fines against apple, then the US has retaliated not against the EU, but against Germany, revealing what everyone already knew anyway, and that is that Germany is in the driver's seat of the EU. No one else comes close. Add to this the fact that the TTIP is all but dead on the European side and as far as France and Germany are concerned, and it does indeed look like there is a trade war between the USSA and Europe, i.e., Germany.

The real question is, why? After all, Chancellorin Merkel has obligingly followed the Soros-Washington diktat to accept more and more "immigrants" and "refugees" to Europe and to Germany, and as a result, has had to pay a heavy political price not only in the rest of Europe, but in Germany itself with the recent devastating losses in local elections there, including in the German capital itself.

I suggest, in today's high octane speculation, that there is much going on behind the scenes here. Recall, firstly, that the big French and German armaments concerns merged some months ago. As I speculated at that time, this was probably in aid of advancing the project to create a common EU military, in order to standardize equipment and technologies. With the "Big Two" in Europe coordinating arms and technologies, any such pan-European military would, in effect, be dominated by the Franco-German alliance, and when Charlemagne push came to Karl der Grosse shove, by Germany. Such a military would be a convenient way to bypass NATO and hence end American influence not only within the alliance system, but to greatly curb its influence on the continent and in internal European, and particularly German, affairs. This was to be prevented at all costs for American planners concerned about the potentialities for a Russo-German/European accord. And with the Chinese silk road project going forward, and French and German (and British!) participation in China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, such a step had to be prevented at all costs. In Germany's case especially, with an economy in the top five tier of global economies along with the USSA, China, India, and Japan - countries with notably larger populations - it is easy to see why there is concern for the efficient industrial powerhouse in the center of Europe. Germany's economic future lies with the East and with participation in that project.

The answer is to make a pan-European military unaffordable, which for the moment appears to have succeeded, as the sanctions regime against Russia and the tit-for-tat fines regime for the moment appears to be working in the USSA's favor.

The other component of this now more visible "soft war" between the USSA and Europe/Germany is the rebasing of American forces to Eastern Europe, positioning them between Germany and Russia makes it easier to interdict any direct pipelines or other trade routes between the two countries, and making German and hence European participation in the Silk Road project problematic.

I suspect Washington has now miscalculated, and mightily so, for with all the war hysteria and wardrums being beaten in the District of Corruption, the effect and presence of those bases in Warsaw, Bucharest, and the Baltic States has to be causing some private discussions on the wisdom of having all those forces in those countries. After all, neither Romania nor Poland currently share any contiguous borders with Russia, and hence are not under any immediate threat of a Russian invasion, which in Romania's case would be problematical anyway, since any such route would have to be through the wartorn Ukraine, and a logistical nightmare. They have nothing to gain from the American presence, and now everything to lose in terms of economic advancement and their ability to cash in on China's project.

My high octane speculation and prediction? Eastern Europe, I suspect, will come to its senses eventually, and realize that it isn't Berlin or Moscow that's the threat or the problem. It's Washington. The real fun begins with those countries invite Washington to leave...

See you on the flip side...

25 thoughts on “A COVERT ECONOMIC WAR BETWEEN THE USSA AND GERMANY?”

  1. Be careful what you wish for when you set a president like we see going on here the mirror image may also come into being and those pointing the finger have it returned just an observation as it has happened time and time again when the people find out the backlash will be sweet revenge and it then becomes a self inflicted wound no purple heart for those.

    We all know the Germans have long memories and are survivors they will come back at those who do the dirty on them Mark my words historical fact even trying to divide and conquest did not work it just delayed their rise once again.

  2. I think it was the chess player Nimzovitch who said “The balkans are like the centre of a chessboard, violence can break out at any time”.

  3. I read ‘Aviation Week’ magazine to keep up on military-industrial-complex trends. Before all the New Cold War hysteria, there was a woe-be-gone aspect to this segment. The whole complex was slowly contracting, due to a long-term threat of Peace…

    Now, nation after nation is renewing their militaries, often replacing old Cold War stocks in their entirety. Banksters are happy. The military-industrial-complex is happy. What’s not to love?

    1. If you think US global hedgeomony is bad just wait for the German NWO to take charge once they pay to have Russia, China, and the US neutralize each other in a nuclear exchange.

  4. I’m sure Poland looks at what Germany did in Greece and says “we’ll take NATO and the USA over that horror”.

    Germany had best explain to France that imperial games in the Levant and North Africa don’t help matters. (Something the US needs to learn too.) But what’s Germany doing? Deploying troops to Mali.

  5. The situation in Central Europe with all the players moving bricks on the chess board.; the peseants, towers and qeens and kings, I have as a backdrop in my head the consequences for Germany after WW1 and WW2; Their eastern provinces were taken over by Polen and Russia (Koenigsberg). Polen was moved several hundred kilometers to the west by Stalin and Churchill.

    I remember in the 60thies, Franz Joseph Strauss was the target of Nikita Krustsjov, and he called Strauss a revisjonist and threathen to sign a seperate peace agreement with East Germany.

    The policy by Britain, both of WW1 and WW2 was to diminish Germany by size and as an economic power house. The latter was in vain.

    According to this article by Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, Germany will now start to rearm in tandem with USSA. But, but, Russia as a threat to Germany with Moskow 1000 km away. Give me a break. And Koenigsberg. In the long run, it has no strategic value for Russia other than to counter the game by Nato at the moment

    You will find in this article that Polen will not buy fighter planes from Europe, but From Lockheed.

    I think the Germans and – like the Chineese, are thinking in a long term strategic perspective.

    But what I found curious in this article was that DWN put up a picture of Frau Merkel with a special gesture.

    http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2016/10/15/merkel-folgt-us-wunsch-rekord-erhoehung-fuer-militaerische-aufruestung/

      1. Goshawks,
        What do you think the moderation Is?
        A form of censorship due the commercialism, and of course, those gross trolls mucking about – to be sure.
        Commercialism being policed by monopolized copyright intellectual parasites.
        The whole point of the digital is to disrupt the concentrated flow of thought; especially that of deep thought. And to control the flow of information.

        1. Robert, I just watched a YouTube by Jim Marrs. He said the most fundamental aspect of our situation was “control of the distribution of information.” Sounds about right, including here…

  6. It is economic warfare of the Transnational Fascist Corporations against any nation states or entity that vies for independence from its control/TPP/TTIP.
    Ironically control of the corporate fascism is being manifesting in algorithmic robots/bots like high frequency trading. It is becoming more alien than human in virtually every aspect.

  7. Doesn’t the CSA have better things to do with it’s self than spread chaos and destruction around the World. It’s not order out chaos but chaos out of order the CSA loves confusion and uncertainly they’re vicious children and sadist who enjoy spreading pain and suffering as a end in itself.

  8. Wisely, the German are phasing out their nuclear reactors quickly. France unfortunately still has 58 nuclear reactors across its country which are highly vulnerable to an El CIA-da or El Mossad-a attack. George Soros and company have another powerful ace card up their sleeve, if necessary: triggering a catastrophic Nigerian refugee tidal wave on the shores of Europe. This can be done simply by pulling the plug on the Nigerian oil based economy while fomenting tribal and religious war. The population of Nigeria currently stands at 173 million, 50% of them being Muslim. I am sure Soros would prefer to wait a few more years and allow the rapid emasculation of the European continent to progress further, maybe even wait for the time when Europeans willingly chose to genetically modify themselves in order to reduce their physical size and thereby reduce their carbon footprint. A Teutonic midget will be no match for the swarthy and powerful Nigerian giants who will happily resettle in Europe with its abundant social and economic benefits, clean streets and bountiful cafes, discos and restaurants, and… the obliging, wanting European women who will wait with open arms for these lustful African saviors to replace their enfeebled men.

    1. But will we see a flood of Nigerians on the shores of the US? Oh, we may see the usual bucks, harvested by the NFL and NBA for their gladiatorial spectacles. And yes, we will get the lion’s share of Nigeria’s mental rejects, criminals, perverts, drug addicts, habitual twerkers, religious fundamentalists, maybe even the bulk of their LGBT population. But I seriously doubt any conventional thinking Nigerian would risk resettling in the USA where their racial cousins are confined to ghettos and trained by their TVs to embrace and wallow in their ignorance. Moreover, the specter of a white she-devil assuming control of the American land must be equally repugnant along with the cadre of creepy clowns who have come out of the wood work to serve as harbingers of a tremendous evil soon to spread across the western continent.

  9. It is interesting that the DOJ didn’t announce the fines against the bank until after both German and French governments announced the TTIP is dead. I think everything that is happening in Europe is also the pressure by the globalist, wall street and American corporations placing pressure on Germany and France to handle over sovereignty to US corporations. This all started about 3 years ago when the DOJ fined both German and French banks billion under the pretext of dealing with Iran. They they had the NY federal reserve hold back the majority of both country’s gold. This was followed by US controlled NATO threatening war over Ukraine and moving troops right on Russia’s border. This was followed by the flooding of Europe with refugees with the intentional crime and sexual assaults and false flags. They then moved on and fined Volkswagen. Then they cut Deutsche Bank off from world capital markets. They just raised $4.5 billion but it was done with two private placements. This was followed with the globalist controlled media attacking the bank and US hedge funds hammering their stock price and blowing out their CDS spreads. Then of course just recently the DOJ not only announced the billions in fines but also stated there is more coming to both German and French banks. I just read this morning that part of the DOJ settlement was probably going to entail closing the banks US operations or have them greatly curtailed. Remember the bank also owns Bankers Trust of New York. Talk about unrelenting pressure on a country!

    1. Gold is easy to make in quantity. I’m sure various Germans know this.

      Thing about VW, unlike Mercedes and BMW, VW chose to lie about the diesel pollution–what did they expect to happen.

    2. jj, I wanted to thank you for such a deep and learned comment. I also enjoyed your in-depth analysis on Deutsche Bank being long-term targeted, a few days back. Please continue!

  10. All wars are” bankers wars”. Follow the money, the only ultimate winners in any war are the bankers who finance both sides and the military/industrial complex who furnish the equipment with which wars are fought. Every one else loses.
    The real kicker is it’s all done with “money” from the vacuum while they claim “free energy” doesn’t exist.
    Must be nice to make your “money” by defrauding the entire earth. They will end up “owning” it all for an initial investment of absolutely nothing.

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