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Meet The World's Biggest Organized Crime Syndicate - BANKS

The current wave of litigation cases against banks has not yet been settled, and potential-still hidden-litigation risks are substantial. Sure enough: when one is a criminal syndicate, the largest in world history, paying litigation kickbacks in the hundreds of billions to the government is just the cost of “doing business.”

Total War over the Petrodollar

The CEO of Total, before his death & his CFO were both strong supporters of Total raising the $27 billion in non US dollars & moving the project forward with the Russians. If Total doesn’t close the $27 billion financing it needs to move forward with the Yamal LNG project then we’ll know someone stepped in to prevent an attack on the petrodollar.

The Russian Empire Strikes Back

The Russians will get through these & even further sanctions from the United States. Natural gas in Europe currently sells at more than a 100% premium to North American natural gas prices. When US imposes a sanction on Russian uranium, then its serious. Until then, current sanctions are nothing more than political posturing.

Will US succeed in Breaking Russia to maintain Dollar Hegemony?

We are witness to the greatest struggle of our age – the battle to maintain global dollar hegemony & with it US economic, military & political dominance of the entire planet & this struggle is now coming to a head. US debts are now at such levels that if the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, the US economy will implode.

Palladium Reaches 13-Year High Over $900 oz as Gold Trading Volumes Surge 66%

Palladium, mostly used in catalytic converters in cars alongside platinum, has advanced 25% so far this year on concerns about Russian supplies & as supply was cut by a mine strike that ended in June in South Africa, the 2nd-biggest producer. Tension over Ukraine led to US & EU slapping sanctions on Russia, the top supplier.

Buy Gold and Silver to Protect Your Wealth

The current geopolitical tensions are going to worsen in the short-term. No matter what media you may believe, in the end you have to look after yourself & the way things are going every individual should own some physical gold and silver. They provide the ultimate insurance against bad decisions made by governments.

Don't be Surprised if Silver is the Target

The BRICS have been preparing for “something” now for several years. Don’t be surprised if it turns out that silver is the “target” because it is the easiest target. The silver market is the smallest & probably the “most abused” market in the world. Its the most likely scenario in a financial attack which is now obviously just a matter of time.

Russia Iran Sign Historic 500,000 Barrel A Day Oil Deal - Petrodollar Under Threat

Russia signed a historic $20 billion oil deal with Iran to bypass both western sanctions & the dollar based western monetary system yesterday. The 5 year accord will see Russia help Iran “organize oil sales” as well as cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods & agriculture products.

Gold And Silver – New World [Dis]Order Continues To Slip

Apart from the paper market, there is no reason for anyone to change their habit of buying physical gold and silver. The end game, [of manipulation and US/UK paper derivative dominance] is closer and closer. The best preparation against the collapse of the fiat banking system is the accumulation of gold and/or silver.

Russia Buys 18.6 Tonnes Of Gold In June - Currency Wars Intensify

The Russian central bank officially increased its gold holdings by 16.8 tonnes to 1,094.8 tonnes in June, the IMF’s International Financial Statistics report showed. In ounce terms, Russia increased its gold holdings by some 500,000 ounces, to 35.197 million ounces in June from 34.656 million ounces in May.

The U.S. Dollar Under Siege - Long-Term Financial Implications

The US debt will continue its rapid growth that began in 2008. Historically, foreigners have been a reliable source of US Treasury purchases. But with the US issuing so much debt, foreigners have become saturated with US dollars and so have slowed their buying considerably.

Global Financial Tsunami End Game: Is The Petro-Dollar Regime Finished?

Existence of petrodollars is one of the pillars of America’s economic might because it creates a significant external demand for US Dollars, allowing US to accumulate enormous debts without defaulting. Once oil trade is no longer denominated in Dollars, the bells will toll for the demise of the US Dollar

America Is Shooting Itself In The Foot Over Russia - Jim Rogers

I hate to say this, but America is shooting itself in a foot getting the most of our world to pushing China & Russia closer together. You are going to see more & more trade between the two and that makes the sanctions against Russia almost impossible, because there are other people who will not play.

Russia Ukraine Tension Escalation Could Drive Gold Prices Higher

Worries about the likely financial fallout from the ongoing moves towards sanctions over Russia’s advances on Ukraine could drive gold sharply upwards short term, with the prospect of a sharp increase should matters escalate. But we shall see. Nothing is ever certain with the gold market.

What Led Russia To Crimea? The Real Stakes In The Fight For Crimea

Russia is not in Crimea to expand its territory but to oppose the immense power of the West & its financial institutions in New York & London. Everyone understands this is a conflict between Moscow & Washington & that these countries should negotiate a solution. What is the way to end this standoff?

China Warns West Not To Enforce Sanctions Against Russia

China’s top envoy to Germany has warned the West against punishing Russia with sanctions for its intervention in Ukraine, saying such measures could lead to retaliatory action, and that would trigger a spiral with unforeseeable consequences, adding that “we don’t see any point in sanctions.”

Russia May Retaliate Sanctions By Demanding Payment For Exports In Gold

The EU agreed on a framework yesterday for its first sanctions on Russia since the Cold War. In retaliation to sanctions, Russia could opt to only accept gold bullion for payment for their gas, oil and other commodity exports. This would likely lead to a sharp fall in the dollar and a surge in gold prices.

Russia Threatens to Impose Sanctions

Sanctions work, sort of, against Iran because the market there is miniscule. If Russia imposes retaliatory measures, you can bet sanctions cooked by the West will fizzle in short order. Obama & Congress may rant about the evil Vladimir Putin & the aggressive Russian bear, but that’s all hot air & rhetoric.

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