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GUEST POST: De-Dollarization is Now Assured – SDR Bond Issued by World Bank in China

Rory Hall of The Daily Coin hits it out of the park with this one – a very important story with prescient commentary, and yet more evidence of the Hegelian “East-West Changeover” so often discussed here at Stateless Homesteading. The “writing on the wall” for SDR-denominated bonds in China has been visible since at least April of this year, when the PBOC began releasing data on currency reserves denominated in SDRs (which we covered here). 

First the Yuan’s rapid integration with the IMF’s SDR basket (as predicted by this author in Summer of 2015), then the AIIB’s joint World Bank development pact, now SDR-denominated Chinese bonds issued by none other than the World Bank. Is this an Eastern effort to launch a “Trojan Horse of Reform” into the heart of the Western financial system, or are these merely China’s outward attempts to fully integrate themselves as a multilateral “partner” in the Globalist borg? Can a meat grinder be “reformed” into a cow?

Only with the retrospection of history will we know the outcome, though this author’s personal take on the matter is likely known to you by now. Thanks as always for reading and check back for more updates soon!

Rusticus

Original Author: The Daily Coin

This just hit the wire and confirms what we have been discussing for the past couple of weeks. The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has approved the People’s Bank of China to issue the SDR Bond. This is a major first step in delivering a realistic blow to the dominance of the U.S. dollar as world reserve currency. It is no secret that China has been making international moves to make the Renminbi (RMB) a more attractive currency on the global stage. This latest move solidifies the RMB as a world currency.

There has not yet been set a launch date for the first issuance of this new SDR Bond, however, in previous communiques there has been discussion to launch as soon as the end of August.

A lot of you are probably thinking “big deal, who cares”. Well, once this bond reaches it’s 3rd, 4th issuance and the demand begins to grow the impact this will have on U.S. Treasuries could be significant. The United States is the largest debtor nation in the history of the world and the U.S. Treasuries are the financial instrument that creates and maintains that debt. Once all these U.S. Treasuries begin flowing back into the U.S. economy that has the potential to create a lot more inflation that we are currently experiencing. That is merely one aspect of the overall. So, yes, it’s a big deal.

One of the main characteristics of this new SDR Bond is it will be issued in SDRs and redeemable in Renminbi (Yuan). The significants of this can not be overstated. This means that an investor in America who purchases the new SDR Bond will now have exposure to the RMB and hold fewer dollars in their portfolio. These investors can then use those SDR Bonds as collateral to make other purchases. The renminbi will now be on a level playing field as the other currencies that make up the SDR Basket of currencies. Currently the SDR Basket of currencies is made up of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound Stirling and as of October 1, 2016 the Chinese Renminbi.

This is a big deal and has the potential to forever change the U.S. dollar and the bond market. Nay-sayers will be quick to point out these bonds were tried in the past. While that is true, the economic times were not as they are today.

As Eric Dubin, The News Doctors, described the beginning phases of this new bond “will be like flicking grains of rice into the bond market“. While I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment, over the coming months and years the impact will be very real. As the AIIB, BRICS Bank, New Development Bank, PBOC and other banks around the world begin, in earnest, to convert their bond holdings to the SDR Bond the market will begin evolving and once it reaches critical mass the hordes will rush in, just as they always have in the past.

According to the World Bank:

The size of the World Bank’s new issuance program is 2 billion SDRs (approximately equivalent to USD 2.8 billion). The bonds will be denominated in SDRs and payable in Chinese renminbi (RMB). The precise timing of issue and individual bond terms will be based on market conditions at the time of issuance.

During the 1970’s we did not have Quantitative Easing, Zero Interest Rate Policy nor Negative Interest Rate Policies. We also did not have derivatives, nor “too big to fail” banks. So, yes the SDR bonds first appearance was a failure, however, everything has changed and the world looks and acts a lot different than back then.

World Bank explains further:

“This is a landmark development for China’s bond market and for the SDR as an international reserve asset,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “We are very pleased to support China’s growing role in global financial markets. World Bank issuance of SDR bonds in China will support the G-20’s objective of expanding the use of SDRs and help promote the development of China’s domestic capital market. It will also increase Chinese investors’ access to foreign currencies in the domestic bond market, while opening up new opportunities for international investors seeking high-quality investment products in the country.”

Since I am a betting man my money is on these bonds being supercharged right out of the gate. My bet is there are nations around the world looking for an alternative to the U.S. Treasury and world reserve currency system. Change has arrived. The dollars days are numbered. How long it will take for the dollar to transform is yet unknown, however, what is known is this – China is on the rise, China has the wealth, the gold and support of the banking cabal around the world. What China also has is more than $1 TRILLION in U.S. Treasuries that she will begin converting to SDR Bonds over the next several months and years. Count on it.

CIA Breaks its Silence on “New Silk Road”: Says Challenging the BRICS and AIIB was a “Mistake”

For the geopolitically alert audience, there’s little worthwhile on television these days (assuming there ever was); but for those willing to wade through the Matrix Box’s flashing imagery of disinformation, entrainment technology, and trash TV, a select few programs contain the occasional glimmer of Deep Political lucidity from a typically tight-lipped “ruling class.”

One such show is MSNBC’s Morning Joe, due in no small part to co-host Mika Brzezinski’s segment that I’ve come to lovingly refer to as Conversations with Daddy ZbignewAnother long-running example, the “prestigious” PBS program hosted by Bilderberger and Trilateral Commission member Charlie Rose, provides unparalleled access in this regard – that is, when he’s not busy passing off celebrity interviews as “cultured” and “sophisticated” or even “newsworthy.”

But when Charlie’s immense access (from Rockefellers to Rothschilds) is put to the test, there is no better glimpse for the public into the world of geopolitik and its “Grand Chessboard.” At least, not on TV! One such conversation took place earlier this week and has already gotten its fair share of coverage in the blogosphere – an interview with former deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morell:

Morell has ostensibly “left” the agency after 33 years of so-called “service” for the express intent of publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton for President, which he did by publishing a gushing ovation in The New York Times. Among his laundry list of reasons for endorsement, Morell emphatically declares that a Clinton regime would be more willing to “kill Russians” and “kill Iranians,” would be more apt to escalate war in Syria, and would doubtlessly be more likely to (as Charlie Rose puts it) “arm the Mujahidden.”

Which of course, has never been done before in history to catastrophic ends. Ever.

Morell also suggests over the course of the interview (as well as his Times op-ed) that Donald Trump is an unwitting Russian agent – a claim that many will find ridiculous yet, nevertheless, has been somewhat substantiated by none other than veteran 9/11 sleuth and drug trade researcher, Dan Hopsicker.

And all this within the first half of the interview! We owe it all to the intimate setting of the round (oak) table, truly.

The latter portion of this illuminating dialogue, unfortunately, received far less play; it was at this point that the conversation shifted from domestic politics and Middle Eastern wars of imperialism towards the rise of China. Speaking “strictly for himself,” the former DD/CIA offered his opinions on potential conflict with China – and perhaps more importantly, the shared interests of a rising China and the Anglo-American Establishment in a multilateral World Order.

But hey, you know what they say about quitting the Agency: You never really do.

The One Belt, One Eurasian Encirclement Project

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The most important bilateral relationship for the future of Eastasia, for the future of the world, is the relationship between Washington and Beijing. That’s a strong statement, but I believe it to be true.

Mike Morell on Charlie Rose

This author has long documented the merging (and in part, managed destruction) of the “old unipolar Order of the West” in favor of the “new multipolar Order of the East;” a thesis not built upon some personal stroke of brilliance or super-secret “insider” information, but rather the ruminations of Globalist organizations themselves on these matters, which are openly released to the public in the form of policy papers. The list of institutions proclaiming a desire for an Eastern-led economic and geopolitical “multipolar New World Order” is staggering, and the names on that list should not be strangers to even the casual Deep Political researcher:

The CIA, too, now count themselves among these ranks, after distinctly missing the “multipolar” memo last year when the Obama administration vocally opposed the UK’s early entry into the AIIB. Not to be caught playing second-fiddle in the “Special Relationship,” Morell took the opportunity on his tell-a-vision appearance to bring his (and by some measure of extension, the Agency’s) views in line with those expressed by Chatham House in its latest policy paper on “international economic governance” when he said:

We will give China more room to exercise influence if they play by the rules of the International Order. What does that mean? It means that, for example, I think it was a mistake for the United States of America to push back when China wanted to create a regional development bank. The Brits broke rank with us immediately. So you don’t push back on stuff like that where they’re actually trying to play by the rules.

-Mike Morell on Charlie Rose

So according to the Deputy Director of the CIA itself, the Eastern development bank(s) are not a threat to the “International Order.” On the contrary, they are China’s outward attempt to “play by the rules,” as Mr. Morell puts it, and are rapidly integrating themselves into veteran institutions of the “rules based international order” like the IMF and World Bank.

Comparing Morell’s above statement with the policy prescriptions of Chatham House, one can clearly see a concerted effort that spans multiple institutions towards paving the way for an Eastern-centric World Order:

Bear in mind that the most widely publicized infrastructure project of the BRICS and AIIB is the New Silk Road (or “One Belt, One Road” project as it’s called in China) – a planned trade and travel land route spanning vast swaths of the Eurasian rimland. There’s a specific reason Western intelligence agencies would be keen on giving their blessing to such a “New Silk Road,” but we’ll come to that soon enough.

It wasn’t long ago that the Charlie Rose program broadcast an interview with another consummate insider, Henry Kissinger, discussing the place of China in a “New World Order” (Mr. Kissinger’s words). Elaborating on this point later, Kissinger lamented that while China valued the “superiority and uniqueness” of their culture, he thought it “hard to imagine Chinese armies invading somewhere to make Chinese culture, Chinese governing principles. That is not a Chinese way of thinking.”

“It’s hard for me to imagine a Chinese military strategy backed up by a Chinese world government, even in the name of universal peace,” he noted in a lecture to the Center for Strategic International Studies.

In Mike Morell’s recent Charlie Rose appearance, though, the former CIA agent seems to refute Kissinger’s notion of China’s cultural and historic lack of overt imperialism; as Morell states in no uncertain terms, the use of military force to protect overlapping “national security interests” is actively being marketed to the Chinese government, and not without success:

Morell: I base this on my own conversations with Chinese officials, my counterparts in China. I believe that there are a growing number of places in the world where our national security interests overlap than where they are in conflict. I believe there’s potential for us to cooperate and work together.

Rose: Do the Chinese believe that and do they want to do that?

Morell: Yes. Yes, I think they believe it and they’re increasingly coming to understand that it is in their best interest.

On these two fronts, the economic expansion of the twin Asian development banks as well as joint “national security” (read: Empire-building) interests, American Intelligence sees room for cooperation. Morell was, however, quick to clarify: Chinese expansion into the South China Sea is not a “shared national security interest,” but a point of tension, particularly as the Anglo-American Establishment has set forth in its “Island Chain” policy of Chinese containment (for more on this topic, listen to this Council on Foreign Relations podcast).

While China’s blue-water expansion is disallowed in the eyes of Morell and the CIA, there is far more room for overlapping “national security interests” on land – particularly on such a lengthy route as the one proposed by the New Silk Road. And perhaps not coincidentally, the “One Belt, One Road” project just so happens to be situated along a region long considered the lynchpin for global dominance: The Eurasian Heartland.

Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
Who rules the World-Island commands the World.

-Sir John Mackinder, Democratic Ideals and Reality

While the term “Heartland” was coined by John Mackinder during the original “Great Game” between Czarist Russia and the British Empire during the 19th Century, it is generally understood today to describe Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Central-Asian Caucus states. The British Empire of antiquity postulated that direct control and invasion of the Heartland was the key to victory; modern schemers for the cause of World Federalism like Zbignew Brzezinski, however, hold that the encirclement of the Heartland is the true path to world domination.

Brzezinski refined Mackinder’s original “Heartland” idea in his 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard, referring to the region as the Eurasian Balkans:

The Eurasian Balkans, astride the inevitably emerging transportation network meant to link more directly Eurasia’s richest and most industrious western and eastern extremities, are also geopolitically significant.

Moreover, they are of importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely, Russia, Turkey, and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political interest in the region.

But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold.

-Zbignew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard

With nearly twenty years of retrospection, it’s clear to see that the “inevitably emerging transportation network” designed to link the “most industrious western and eastern extremities” has indeed begun development in the form of the “New Silk Road.”

And where, exactly, is this “One Belt, One Road” to occupy? The Eurasian Balkans.

This is a map of the Eurasian Heartland as originally conceived by John Mackinder:

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…and here is a map of the proposed New Silk Road land route:

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Quite literally “Heartland Encirclement by another means” as the (not so) Great Game continues unabated. While it’s yet to be seen whether or not Chinese expansion into the Central-Asian Caucasus will coincide with Anglo-American aspirations of global governance, Mike Morell and his “Chinese counterparts” in intelligence are right about one thing: The New Silk Road is ripe for shared “national security interests” between West and East.

Isolation of Russia. Vast gold reserves. Key natural gas and oil transit lines. “Sustainable Development” (Agenda 21) infrastructure.  The resurgence of Golden Triangle opium.

Can the “old World Order” ruling caste sell the “new kids on the trading block” on shared interests in one or more of these areas? Can a long-dead imperial fervor within Southeast Asia’s majority Han population be revived, as it was in the Han Dynasty of olde, for the aim of expanding Globalism?

We seem to be well along the path of this “One Road,” Reader – yet thanks in part to the prognostications of CIA officials, one cannot say we were not warned!

 

 

Yet Another Perspective on the Coup in Turkey: The Drugs Connection

After publishing my initial article on the Turkish “coup” within the context of the drug trade, none other than esteemed researcher Dr. Joseph P. Farrell of Giza Death Star reblogged the entry as well as added his unique perspective (or “high octane speculation,” as he calls it).

Dr. Farrell’s take on international intelligencia from all major nation-states (Russia included) forming a “Sullivan and Cromwell” of sorts for drugs is precisely what I was alluding to when mentioning the “globalization of the drug trade” in my thesis. His elaboration on this notion goes beyond what there was room for in my own article, so I re-present his work here in hopes that inquiring Readers will investigate further. 

Stay tuned! -Rusticus

By Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

In the aftermath of the “coup” in Turkey, there has been so much speculation on who was behind it, and why, that adding yet more grist to the mill may seem counterproductive. After all, too much grist and the mill simply ceases to function. But a regular reader here, Ms. S.H. found this important article, and it’s significant enough that I thought it deserved to be passed along:

As you’ll note, the essence of the article is that the drug trade in opium flows from Afghanistan through Incirlik airbase – which, notably, the Sultan has turned on the power again and allowed NATO bombing missions to continue- and from Incirlik on to the markets in North America and, presumably, Europe.

There’s some nuggets in this article, however, that contain their own clues for some high octane speculation, from the “globalization” of the drug trade:

But quality heroin has done a bit of “Globalization” in its own right, as such “good dope” is no longer the purview of Eastern regions exclusively. Shortly after Colombia and neighboring nations stepped up production of high-grade white heroin, Mexican Cartels (spearheaded by the Sinaloas) abandoned their position as lowly black-tar producers and middle-men, turning Guerrero’s staple cash crop from avocados to poppy in just a few short years:

…to the formation of “Drug trusts” (somewhat misnamed “Cartels”) controlling the entire process from production to distribution, and even allegations that “GMO opium” has also entered the stream of the drug trade:

Some have even speculated that this global heroin explosion and corresponding quality increase is due, in no small part, to the emergence of Genetically Modified poppy plants. While hard evidence of this claim remains elusive, in a world where even GM yeast has proven effective in producing opiods, the thought can hardly be dismissed outright.

All this leads to the following thesis:

This investigation started with questions about the future of the NATO-backed drug terminal run out of Incirlik Air Base amidst ongoing political instability in Turkey; and while this author has succeeded in documenting CIA’s longstanding “alternative” to Incirlik being rapidly built up in West Africa as well as the fever-pitch of development to turn Southern Mexico into the next Northern Afghanistan, I must confess that I do not know exactly what this spells for the future of Turkish regime change.

I can, however, posit a hypothesis: As international gold reserves between West and East are being globalized, world currency holdings between nations via the SDR are being globalized, and the “new energy paradigm” of Agenda 21 is being globalized, is it inconceivable to think that the global drug trade, too, is being “equitably internationalized?”

Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to this question – but I bet a fly on the wall at last week’s meeting between John Kerry and Vladimir Putin could shed some light on the situation.

So let’s do a bit of high octane speculation. Most readers here are aware that Sultan Erdogan was involved in corruption of his own, soaking up money from ISIS’s oil trade and shipments via Turkey, until Mr. Putin put an end to that. Let us also recall that recent revelations indicate that Erdogan’s government was warned by Russia of an impending coup. Most of the speculation out there has centered upon the idea that with the apparent extent of the coup, it would have been impossible for at least someone’s intelligence services picking up on it. But the entrance of the drug trade into the picture alters this consideration, and not inconsiderably.  I take it as a given that the drug trade is not a CIA-only affair, but rather, that it is the principal means for most intelligence agencies to have access to funds free from the oversight of their respective governments, and that thus, the international “mafia” forms a kind of network of its own, a kind of “power of attorney” for all these intelligence agencies, a kind of “Sullivan and Cromwell” of the underworld, a firm that will broker for anyone for a “cut of the action”. At this deep level, the CIA, FSI, MI6, Mossad, GRU, and so on, are all interconnected. It is an underground information flow. The article itself mentions the late Gary Webb’s research into illicit drug operations of the American intelligence community in this regard. But we might equally mention Stephen Handelman’s Comrade Criminal: Russia’s New Mafiya and its overtones of Russian-KGB and GRU involvement in these drug(and teror) networks for some time. So, could this coup, which followed so quickly upon Mr. Erdogan’s sudden about-face in the Middle East, have provided Mr. Erdogan a golden opportunity not only to break with his Suni-Wahhabist allies of yesterday to pursue Turkey’s own Sufist version of Islamicization, but also have afforded him the opportunity to cash in on a relationship with Russia and China and their “silk road” project, including a hefty piece of the action for the drug trade?

And let’s not hold back in our high octane speculations: could drugs and the domination of Central Asia poppy fields and distribution routes, be what this is all about?

I don’t know about you, but I have a strong suspicion that this is the case.

See you on the flip side…

The Turkish Coup in Context: Redrawing the Map of the CIA Drug Trade

It’s been four short days since the July 15, 2016 coup d’état (color revolution?) attempt in Turkey, and already, the open-source research community is well underway in digesting what’s just occurred. President Recep Erdogan was quick to place the blame at the feet of his long-time political opponent (and likely CIA asset), a multi-billionaire “refugee” hiding out in the woods of western Pennsylvania – cleric Fethullah Gülen. Gülen, in turn, pointed the finger back at Erdogan, suggesting that the coup was staged for the express intent of centralizing authority.

However, the Erdogan v. Gülen feud isn’t what this article is about; at least not directly. There’s a lot for the curious Reader to sink their teeth into there – from the ever-mysterious Gülen’s activities running the largest chain of Charter Schools in America (funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and currently under investigation by the FBI for money laundering) to Recep Erdogan’s love affair with NATO intelligence just a few years prior. Inquiring minds will quickly concede that this entire Turkish affair is (and has long been) a proverbial rat’s nest of Intelligencia and regime change.

Wherever the rats are scurrying, one’s likely to find some cheese close by – and the opium flows from Afghanistan bound for the Western world provide plenty of it. Buried among the headlines of the day was a story regarding Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base losing power during the attempted coup. When the lights came back on and the dust settled, Incirlik’s NATO-led “anti-Daesh” operations were given the continued green light, though the base’s Turkish commander remains in custody.

While many have been focused on the concerning amount of American nuclear warheads residing in Incirlik, its position as the drop-shipper of refined Afghan heroin bound for Western markets is equally pertinent. A politically uncertain climate in Turkey (to say the least) coupled with the general chaos of the region calls the future of NATO’s longstanding Incirlik drug-running operation into question – and that’s the finest wheel of Dutch Gouda the CIA’s had its mitts on since Iran-Contra.

Fortunately for the Agency (and correspondingly unfortunate for America’s nonviolent prison population), CIA’s “response” to this Turkish chaos has been anything but reactionary. In fact, their preparedness for such a contingency began in earnest years ago – to such an extent that the entire map of the CIA’s post-9/11 drug trade is being redrawn before our very eyes.

The Gulf of Guinea: The New(ish) and (not so) Improved MENA Drug Route

Readers of Stateless Homesteading will recall that back in November of 2015, we published an article detailing the significant uptick in heroin and cocaine trafficking coming from West Africa – an old route once used by CIA front-men Meyer Lansky and “Lucky” Luciano and their Operation Gladio partners in Lebanon, refined opium would make its way from the Middle East to New York via an airport in Accra, Ghana.

With the explosion of Nicaraguan cocaine stemming from Iran-Contra and the boom in Afghan opium that followed, West Africa’s place in Intelligence-backed drug-running has received far less attention in the modern era; that is, until reports began surfacing in 2013 regarding Accra’s Kotoka Airport once again being used for the smuggling of cocaine and heroin. West Africa, after a decades-long hiatus, finds itself in a position of prominence in the international drug trade – ensnared not by the grip of Operation “Gladio A” and the CIA mob syndicate that supported them, but Operation “Gladio B” and the CIA-backed Salafist boogeymen known as “Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb” (AQIM):

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Unsurprisingly, the “refreshed” heroin and coke-smuggling syndicate in Ghana includes at least some amount of sponsorship from officialdom, as the former President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, voiced public concerns that elements of his own administration were involved in the trade. He is now deceased. His predecessor, President John Kufor (2000-2008) shared similar concerns, with cables suggesting “suspicions of widespread corruption, including instances where airport security was suspected of tipping off smugglers.”

In other words, 2013 was not the beginning of the CIA’s West African operations – it was instead the boiling point at which pressure had to be relieved through limited public exposure. With a major scandal from “leaked” US Embassy cables detailing the Ghanaian police’s wholesale cooperation with the drug operation, it was nothing short of a declaration of ownership – a coup d’état in its own right:

As a major port for drugs bound to the UK, US, South America, and Western Europe as a whole, Ghana has been actively redesigned over the past decade as NATO’s “backup” of sorts for Incirlik Air Base, with increasing fervor towards this aim beginning in 2013.

Ghana is hardly an “ideal” terminal for would-be drug-runners, though; geographically, it’s farther out of the way from opium producing regions and farther still from target “consumer” markets than the Turkish operation currently is. And as the “Grand Chessboard” in the MENA region is still in the process of being flipped, NATO control of these producing regions generally seems tenuous. In addition to its geographic inconveniences, one of Africa’s chief “illicit” crops, cannabis, is proving increasingly unprofitable in an age of Western legalization and decriminalization.

But if a lone blogger can put that much together, the CIA is certainly aware of West Africa’s shortcomings. Opium, as the British learned over a Century ago, is the most suitable drug for the aims of population control and Empire. The loss of Afghanistan, currently the world’s largest producer of opium, would seemingly be a critical blow to NATO and its “Third British Empire.

Of this, too, the CIA is keenly aware, as our story now makes a Transatlantic voyage to the Mexican State of Guerrero. Previously, the impoverished Southern Mexican countryside had only a meager affiliation with heroin production. This has all changed in just a few short years.

From “Fair Trade” Avocados to Drug Trade Poppies

While NAFTA’s Globalized push for Big Ag “fair trade” fruits and vegetables has hardly served to assist the American or Mexican “working man,” its drug trade certainly has; Mexico, by geographic necessity, is a key trafficking route for Central American cocaine headed to America, as Barry Seal, Oliver North, and a slew of Deep State agents learned during Iran-Contra.

So, too, was this lesson learned by the victims of the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 80s and 90s.

And while “Peruvian Coke” may catch more headlines, Central America has also been (to a lesser extent) a heroin producing region. Previously growing only low-quality brown and black tar heroin, the Central American product was far less preferable compared to Afghan white heroin from the Central Asian Caucasus or poppy from Southeast Asia’s “Golden Triangle” of similar quality.

But quality heroin has done a bit of “Globalization” in its own right, as such “good dope” is no longer the purview of Eastern regions exclusively. Shortly after Colombia and neighboring nations stepped up production of high-grade white heroin, Mexican Cartels (spearheaded by the Sinaloas) abandoned their position as lowly black-tar producers and middle-men, turning Guerrero’s staple cash crop from avocados to poppy in just a few short years:

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Some have even speculated that this global heroin explosion and corresponding quality increase is due, in no small part, to the emergence of Genetically Modified poppy plants. While hard evidence of this claim remains elusive, in a world where even GM yeast has proven effective in producing opiods, the thought can hardly be dismissed outright.

Speculation aside, the CIA’s own “World Factbook” of 2016 not only notes that Mexico is currently the world’s second largest opium producer behind Afghanistan, but that its dramatic rise in poppy production is “statistically significant” at a 31% increase from 2008 to 2009, the last year the CIA provides such information. As no researcher I’ve yet come across, CIA goons and their MSM lackeys included, has successfully disputed the work of late journalist Gary Webb in cataloging the Agency’s wholesale control over Central and South American drug cartels, I’m left only to conclude that these “World Factbook” statistics are as much the CIA’s personal ledger as they are a PR initiative:

Considering this uptick in heroin production from Southern Mexico corresponds with the timeframe of the now-infamous DOJ gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious,” the parallels to Iran-Contra couldn’t be more blatant. Though I’ve paraphrased Mark Twain before, the quote remains as applicable as it is timeless: History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme.

The Turkish Context…?

This investigation started with questions about the future of the NATO-backed drug terminal run out of Incirlik Air Base amidst ongoing political instability in Turkey; and while this author has succeeded in documenting CIA’s longstanding “alternative” to Incirlik being rapidly built up in West Africa as well as the fever-pitch of development to turn Southern Mexico into the next Northern Afghanistan, I must confess that I do not know exactly what this spells for the future of Turkish regime change.

I can, however, posit a hypothesis: As international gold reserves between West and East are being globalized, world currency holdings between nations via the SDR are being globalized, and the “new energy paradigm” of Agenda 21 is being globalized, is it inconceivable to think that the global drug trade, too, is being “equitably internationalized?”

Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to this question – but I bet a fly on the wall at last week’s meeting between John Kerry and Vladimir Putin could shed some light on the situation. Perhaps the Queen of Color Revolution herself, Mrs. Victoria “Fuck the E.U.” Kagan-Nuland, could be on standby for color commentary, as her timely visit to nearby Cyprus discussing the future of Turkey in NATO mere days before the Turkish coup took place is interesting timing, indeed.

One thing, however, is certain: Whether or not NATO retains overt control of Turkey (and even Afghanistan), the international intelligencia responsible for the black market drug trade are more than ready for whatever comes next, up to and including a complete rebalance of power as the region currently knows it. If such meticulous preparedness in bolstering this CIA “cash crop” isn’t evidence of foreknowledge of coups, counter-coups, and purges of all colors in the Turkish political landscape, I don’t know what is.

The extent of that preparedness, nothing short of the complete reinvention of the Western drug trade, also raises far more questions than it does answers. The undertaking of such a monumental task doubtlessly spells correlating monumental changes for the Middle East, a concerning prospect for a land already drenched in decades of blood and Empire.

Like you, Reader, I will be watching for such changes in the coming weeks and months, as I suspect we won’t have to wait long to see these schemes come to fruition.

 

BREXIT Vote Passes! Here’s how Alt-Market Called It When No One Else Did

I hope to write on the greater end-game of “BREXIT” and what such a move spells for the IMF’s planned SDR re-weighting later this Fall, but for now, Brandon Smith of Alt-Market echoes my sentiments wholeheartedly. The move, while seemingly cause for celebration, ultimately has the potential to end with both the Pound and the Euro significantly weaker going into this IMF basket re-weighting, allowing the RMB to take monetary helm of the “multilateral World Order” now emerging. 

If these “sweeping Populist movements” already emergent in much of Europe begin to secede en-masse or if the waves of BREXIT cause commercial bank defaults, the debt hologram collective of the European Union will no longer be foisting usurious austerity upon and bailing out neighboring countries – they will be seeking bailouts themselves. Only supranational institutions like the IMF are able to facilitate this task, and Europe may find itself “out of the EU frying pan and into the Multipolar fire.”

While it remains to be seen exactly what the fate of the global economy will be post-BREXIT, it’s important to view these changes within the context of recent events as well as history:

  • The UK never adopted the Euro as a currency, keeping the Pound Sterling in place even as Euroskeptic resistance in nations like France and Germany failed to do the same.
  • The UK, despite now finding itself in the tenuous position of having to re-negotiate trade deals with its former bedfellows in the EU, are prepared for this contingency: They were the first major Western nation to join the AIIB, a move that “shocked” the financial world but was quite predictable for those of us who realize the Anglo-American Establishment’s history in China as well as the “East-West changeover” now in progress.
  • The Pound is a member of the SDR basket and its weighting is individually calculated from the Euro; if the upcoming re-weighting of the SDR includes a hefty share to the RMB, as scripted by Chatham House, a stalwart AIIB partner like the UK would stand to benefit. The City of London, it would seem, has planned for their European headquarters and gateway to the East to have a destiny somewhat insulated from the Eurozone chaos at large.
  • Equally important is that, were the Eurozone to begin to disintegrate as a whole, the “rebooted” currencies of continental Europe (Drachma, Franc, Lira, Deutchemark, etc.) would find themselves excluded from the multipolar SDR currency regime – no longer a fief of the Technocrats in Brussels, but instead, indentured servants of Global Governance. 

For the record, none of these musings should indicate that I am “against” a departure of the UK from the Eurozone – I applaud the sentiments of the referendum and populist rejection of Globalism wholeheartedly! This type of populist expression, however, (playing the game of Nation-States as opposed to exercising individual and localized solutions) is easily re-directed by the Aikido-like reflexes of Globalism into something far different than what was intended; if it wasn’t scripted this way from the outset, of course.

My commentary is getting a bit long in the tooth, so I’ll leave you now with Mr. Smith’s fantastic macrofinancial analysis. Check back for more updates soon!

-Rusticus

Brandon Smith, Alt-Market

Yes, in case you fell asleep before the votes were tallied, the UK referendum has passed and global markets are currently in a freefall we have not seen since 2008.  In this case, I’m going to have to trumpet my successful call here.  For all the general flak I received in emails for my predictions of a Brexit passage including in my article ‘Brexit: Global Trigger Event, Fake Out Or Something Else’ which was published during the height of the polling disinformation frenzy, I think it is important to explain how I was able to discern how the vote was likely to turn out when no one else did.

Also, if there were other analysts that did predict a Brexit win and I am overlooking them, please list their names and where they made those predictions in the comments below so that we can give them their due credit.

Here’s why the vast majority of analysts were caught with their pants down on the UK referendum:

1) They assumed that the Brexit will hurt globalists – In the article linked above, I outlined why the Brexit actually aids international financiers and central banks by creating a scapegoat for a market crash that was ALREADY going to happen.  Rather than re-explaining my position, here is a large portion of quotations from that article:

I believe the Brexit vote may be allowed to succeed, here’s why…

1) Elites including George Soros have suddenly decided to dive into the market to place bets on the negative side. Dumping large portions of their stock holdings, shorting equities and buying up gold and gold mining shares. Soros has been preparing his portfolio for a successful Brexit vote while at the same time publicly warning of the supposed dire consequences if the referendum passes.  The last time Soros put this much capital into the markets was in 2007, just before the crash of 2008.

2) The IMF and the BIS have been warning since late 2015 (for six to eight months) that a global economic downturn is on the way in 2016. We saw considerable volatility at the beginning of this year, and markets are due for another shock. The last time the BIS and IMF were so adamant about an impending crash was in late 2007, just before the 2008 market plunge.

3) While the Federal Reserve has not yet implemented a second rate hike (I still believe they could use a rate hike this year to stab markets in the back if necessary), Janet Yellen pulled a maneuver which was almost as upsetting to investors. After the Fed policy meeting last week, markets were moderately exuberant and stocks were rising, then, Yellen opened her mouth and blamed the Brexit for the rate hike delay

Here is what the Fed has done: By delaying the second hike for another month, and then blaming the Brexit vote as a primary reason, they have created a bit of a paradox. If the Brexit vote passes, the Fed is asserting that they may not hike rates for a while, giving market investors the impression that the global economic recovery is not all that it is cracked up to be. If the Brexit vote fails, then the Fed MUST hike rates in July, otherwise, they lose all credibility. I believe Yellen’s claim that the Brexit vote was the cause of the hike delay was highly deliberate. It has triggered what may become a growing firestorm in equities and commodities.

From the point of view of investors, if the Brexit passes, then all hell breaks loose. If the Brexit fails, then the Fed will hike rates and once again, all hell breaks loose. Or, the Fed refuses to hike rates even though its number one scapegoat is out of the picture, it loses all credibility, and all hell breaks loose.

It’s a lose/lose/lose scenario for the investment world, which is probably why global markets plunged after Yellen’s remarks. Investors have been relying on the predictability of central bank intervention for so long that now when ANY uncertainty arises, they run for the hedges.

The Fed decision to blame the Brexit for their rate hike delay could indicate foreknowledge of a successful Brexit vote.

4) The recent murder of British lawmaker Jo Cox is perhaps the weirdest piece in the puzzle of the Brexit. For one thing, it makes no sense for a pro-Brexit nationalist (Thomas Mair) to attack and kill a pro-EU lawmaker when the polls for the “Leave” group were clearly ahead. One could simply argue that the guy was nuts, but I’m rather suspicious of “lone gunman,” and his insanity has yet to be proven.  I see no reason for this man, insane or not, to be angry enough to kill while the Brexit side was winning in all the polls.

If someone was using him as a weapon only to discredit the Brexit vote or sway the public towards staying in the EU, you would think that they would have initiated the murder closer to the day of the referendum when it would have the most effect. The information flooded public has days to digest new data and forget Jo Cox.

My theory? Thomas Mair has handlers or he is just a mentally disturbed patsy, and his purpose is indeed to paint the Brexit movement as “angry” or crazy. But this does not necessarily mean the intent behind the assassination of Jo Cox was to break the back of the Brexit movement. Rather, the goal may only be to perpetuate a longer term narrative that conservatives in general are a destructive element of society. We kill, we’re racists, we have an archaic mindset that prevents “progress,” we divide supranational unions, we even destroy global economies. We’re storybook monsters.

Even the cultural Marxists at the Southern Poverty Law Center somehow produced documents allegedly linking Mair (a veritable unknown) to Neo-Nazi groups in 1999. Wherever the SPLC is involved, the official story is always skewed.

The murder of Jo Cox has had a minimal effect on Brexit polling numbers.  In the end, the elites may find Thomas Mair more useful as a mascot for the Brexit AFTER the vote, rather than before the vote.

So now the Brexit movement, which is conservative in spirit, is labeled a “divisive” and “hateful group”, and if the referendum is triumphant, they will also be called economic saboteurs.

I thoroughly agree that the internationalists do not usually allow economic developments of a global nature to occur if those events are damaging to their base of power.  The problem is, Brexit is not damaging to their base of power in the long run.  In fact, the elites are aided by the Brexit because now they have British pro-sovereigns and the principle of sovereignty itself to blame for a market crash that they have actually been engineering for years.

2) They Believed The Polling Numbers – I take polling numbers into account at times but they are ultimately meaningless when you are dealing with global economic events.  As I point out above, such events are thoroughly played by internationalists.  What people should have been looking at instead of skewed polling numbers was the behavior of elites prior to the vote.  George Soros’ latest market bets were clearly on a crash (I’m sure he just raked in a handsome profit), and central bankers from around the world congregated at the Bank for International Settlements in preparation for the vote.  Janet Yellen blaming the Brexit for the Fed’s refusal to raise rates in June should have been a red flag for everyone.  When in doubt, always look at what the elites are doing with policy and their own money.

3)  They Have Grown Cynical – After eight years of constant market manipulation, the Liberty Movement in particular has grown rather cynical about whether or not the fundamentals even matter anymore.  I’m here to tell you, they do matter.  However, stocks today are not based on fundamentals, they are based on dubious investor psychology and algo-trading computers.  When investor psychology is broken, the markets are suddenly reminded of the terrible fundamentals of our economic system and stocks begin to crash.  Eventually, fundamentals will win over false financial optimism.  The international banks are well aware of this, and are merely allowing circumstances by which they can crash the markets THEIR WAY instead of allowing the markets to crash naturally.  Too many analysts overlooked the usefulness of Brexit to the elites because of their crippling cynicism.

4) They Missed The Bigger Picture – If all an analyst does is track equities and sometimes commodities, they are never going to grasp what is happening in the economy.  Our financial system is not based entirely on numbers and graphs; it is a sociopolitical apparatus.  Political and social developments can indeed signal what might happen in stocks and on mainstreet.  The relations are there, but they are often indirect.  In 2016, EVERYTHING is snowballing with tension.  It was only a matter of time before something snapped.  The timing of the Brexit amidst these tensions led me to believe it had a high probability of being a trigger for the next leg down.

So, the big question now is what happens as the circus continues?  I will be writing a comprehensive article on what is likely to occur over the next few months in markets and everywhere else in response to the Brexit event.  Look for that article to be published early next week.  I do believe that central banks around the world are probably going to take action at some point in the near term to mitigate the market collapse and slow it down slightly.  As I have always said, this is a CONTROLLED DEMOLITION of the global economy; the elites want to steam valve the system down and are probably not going to allow a complete freefall.

You will most likely see a mainstream media campaign to marginalize the importance of the Brexit.  They will claim that the referendum is not necessarily binding yet. That it will take years to be instituted.  Frankly, this is not relevant.  Again, the markets are based on psychology first, and the damage has already been done.  Watch for further market disruptions to pile on before the U.S. elections, including other EU member states suggesting their own referendums.

Stay tuned to Alt-Market for further analysis…

Regards,

Brandon Smith, Founder of Alt-Market.com