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A dirty offshore bank that the CIA used to run guns to Hussein, finance Osama bin Laden, move money in the illegal Iran-Contra operation and carry out other "agency" black ops. The Bushes also benefited privately; one of the bank's largest Saudi investors helped bail out George W. Bush's troubled oil investments.
BCCI was founded in 1972 by a Pakistani banker, Agha Hasan Abedi, with the support of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and head of the United Arab Emirates. Its corporate strategy was money laundering. It became the banker for drug and arms traffickers, corrupt officials, financial fraudsters, dictators and terrorists.Continue reading→
The apex of the financial control system in Basle, Switzerland - a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks, which are themselves private corporations, and only interacts with central banks. It is self-described as the "central bank for central bankers" that controls the vast global banking system with the precision of a Swiss watch. Little is known or written about the BIS and that is how they like it. It is not accountable to any public authority and operates with complete autonomy and self-sufficiency. Some historians credit Owen Young as the idea-man for the BIS. It was actually Hjalmar Schacht who first proposed the idea, which was then carried forward by the same group of international bankers who brought us the Dawes and Young Plans. As Georgetown historian, Carroll Quigley noted: "The Power of financial capitalism had another far reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole."
After World War II left the world’s financial system in disarray, political leaders and financial gurus met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, from July 1-22, 1944, to plan the post-war economic order. Economist John Maynard Keynes and the British government proposed the creation of a world currency called the “bancor,” and the U.S. government proposed a world currency to be known as “unitas.” But for a lot of reasons, mostly American reluctance, the schemes never took off. Instead, the Bretton Woods agreement resulted in the U.S. dollar — its value at the time tied to gold — being crowned “the” world reserve currency. (Read More...)Continue reading→
A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency, and arguably its most endearing allure, is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation. The first cryptocurrency to capture the public imagination was Bitcoin, which was launched in 2009 by an individual or group known under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Since then, numerous other cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of alternative coin. In his announcement of Bitcoin in late 2008, Satoshi said he developed “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.“ His goal was to invent something; many people failed to create before digital cash.
The Federal Reserve Bank is not a government institution, it has no reserves, and it is not a bank. It is a cartel that was created in top secrecy and deceptively put into place in 1913. It’s goal is to maintain control in the financial system, and therefore their powerhold by keeping We The People in never-ending debt, aka Debt Slaves. The Fed has followed a consistent policy of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial "boom" followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts. From the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the seventies, to the burst of the dotcom bubble, to the housing market crisis, every economic downturn suffered by the country over the last 80 years can be traced to Federal Reserve policy.
an object that has no intrinsic value and is still used as a medium of exchange. The term “fiat” derives from the Latin “fieri” meaning ‘it shall be'. Fiat money does not have use value, and has value only because a government maintains its value, or because parties engaging in exchange agree on its value. It was introduced as an alternative to commodity money and representative money. Commodity money is created from a good, often a precious metal such as gold or silver, which has uses other than as a medium of exchange (such a good is called a commodity). Representative money is similar to fiat money, but it represents a claim on a commodity. Fiat money first began to be used in China in the 11th century and has since been used by various countries. It gradually poisons any economy it invades. The corruption of money always begins the complete corruption of a nation.
Goldman is a conglomerate of Investment Banking companies whose shareholders read like a who's who of all the main characters we have come to know in the now criminal Corporate Fascist West, that is without any checks and balances against monopolies, in what once was a thriving, creative and competitive Capitalist system They are .... the Bank that Would Be King! Goldman Sachs are the Untouchables, the elite of the elite, and the privileged 1 percenters, who are above the law. They are the power in the Oval Office, where what Goldman says determines policy. The financial advisors behind the Vatican. The funders of fast track to get the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement through Congress. They are the hand that pulls the strings on both the Democratic and Republican nominees for US President, who is just the next “crisis actor” that will sit in the White House, while He Who Would Be King steers from behind.Continue reading→
Most people living in the USA have no clue that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a foreign agency. To be more accurate, the IRS is a foreign private corporation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is the private “army” of the Federal Reserve (Fed). Its main goal is to make sure the American people pay their tax and be good little slaves. Like the Federal Reserve (Fed), the IRS isn’t part of the United States government. Instead, it is a collection agency of the privately owned Fed. These images are scanned copies of pleadings (certified by NARA) wherein a United States Attorney and a United States Department of Justice Trial Attorney, Tax Division, deny that Internal Revenue Service is an agency of the United States Government. (See specifically page 2 of pleadings, item no. 4.)
Much of the financial world is controlled by the international banking cartel. With their seemingly endless wealth, largely earned through tricks, manipulation, and hefty taxes, this cartel of banks manipulates most of the worlds wars where they finance and profit from both sides, while also usung these military forces to advance the interests of their corporate investments. It consists of Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo along with Deutsche Bank, BNP and Barclays. Eight families reportedly control the IBC: the Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans, Kuhn Loebs, Rothschilds, Warburgs, Lazards and the Israel Moses Seifs. Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts said that, "My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military." Continue reading→
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is: "A public institution, established with money provided by taxpayers around the world. This is important to remember because it does not report directly to either the citizens who finance it or those whose lives it affects. Rather, it reports to the ministries of finance and the central banks of the governments of the world." The founders were exposed communist Harry Dexter White and British globalist John Maynard Keynes. The IMF, in coordination with the BIS, tightly controls currencies and foreign exchange rates in the global economy.It is a channel for taxpayer money to be used to bail out private banks who made questionable loans to countries already saddled with too much debt.
They uses conditionalities, structured with help from the private banks who loan alongside of them, as a lever to force privatization of key and basic industries, such as banking, water, sewer and utilities accomplishing just the opposite of what was promised the loaned country. The global elite are neither ignorant nor repentant of the distress the IMF has caused so many nations in the third-world. When the public heat gets too hot, the global elite simply join the critics (thereby shunning all blame) while quietly creating new initiatives that allow them to get on with business -- that is, their business!
A rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. The four primary ones are gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. The Deep State’s manipulation of the gold and silver markets is by far the largest financial coup in history netting its orchestrators more than $1 trillion in stolen profits. It has been and continues to be the perfect crime, because given the Deep State’s capture and control of regulators, prosecutors and legislators, it is never investigated or prosecuted and its plunder therefore comes risk free.
Stock markets and commodity exchanges are casinos where the “house” always wins. The act of “trading” has become “high speed trading” which means that the fastest computers win. The system is rigged. And the average player will never win. There are only a few winners in what we are calling “Exchange Casinos” and those are the stock and commodity brokers who belong to a “betting establishment” that is tax exempt in all of its trades and purchases. Over $2 quadrillion per year in trades happen in just two Exchange Casinos–the CME Group, Inc. and ICE, Inc. These private corporations run their casinos with high-speed computer programs that have high-jacked 80% of U.S. mortgages and 100% of the stocks, bonds, commodities and futures traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ICE) and the Chicago and New York Mercantile Exchanges and the many other exchanges owned by CME and ICE.
A sibling of the IMF, the World Bank was born out of the U.N. Monetary and Financial Conference at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in July, 1944 by Soviet communist agent Harry Dexter White and the British globalist ideologue John Maynard Keynes. The World Bank also lends money to governments and has 184 member countries. Within the World Bank are two separate entities: (1) the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), (2) the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD focuses on middle income and credit-worthy poor countries, while the IDA focuses on the poorest of nations. The World Bank is self-sufficient for internal operations, borrowing money by direct lending from banks and by floating bond issues, and then loaning this money through IBRD and IDA to troubled countries. The cry of "poverty reduction" is a sham to conceal the recycling of billions of taxpayer dollars, if not trillions, into private hands and defuse critics of the Bank as being anti-poor and pro-poverty.Continue reading→