The Beginning of Geopolitical Upheaval and a New Economic Order in 2017

In order to win back trillions of dollars in repatriation, Trump, through his appointees, has called for the establishment of a new economic order.

After talking about the geopolitically obstructionist nature of the Russian hacking theory in my last post, one might wonder exactly what the Globalists in the DC establishment are obstructing. We already know what the obstructionists want: open borders, the outsourcing of jobs in the “pivot to the Asia,” coziness with the Saudis, endless foreign wars and conflicts, and so on. But what does Trump, and most tellingly, one of his appointees tell us about his geopolitical goals over the next four or eight years in office?

United States

Many are wondering how Trump plans to fund an infrastructure repair bill while cutting taxes. The money has to come from somewhere, and repatriation of trillions of dollars from offshore accounts, foreign investment from allies like Japan, and lots of deregulation are keys for the Trump administration. Repatriation of funds is paramount, or else the administration will fall into the standard establishment protocol of Big Government Republicanism and running up the national debt.

In order to win back trillions of dollars in repatriation, Trump, through his appointees, has called for the establishment of a new economic order. For the position of Secretary of the Treasury, Trump has nominated Steven Mnuchin. Although many immediately took notice of Mnuchin’s membership in Skull and Bones and Goldman Sachs, few know the interesting details of his background.

According to Catherine Austin-Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and founder of The Solari Report, Steven Mnuchin is the son of Robert Mnuchin, the man who ran the equity trading desk at Goldman Sachs.

“When I worked there in the summer of 1977, I used to take some of the courses in the equity sales intern program and knew all those guys, which is how I met his dad. If you wanted to understand everything about equity on the planet, all you had to do was sit on that trading floor. Bob Mnuchin ran the arbitrage desk on that trading floor. You’re talking about somebody with unbelievably deep ties for generations in the equity world.”

In other words, the Mnuchins are Goldman Sachs royalty, identifying at least one group of the deep state who have splintered from the Globalists and aligned with Trump. Catherine also notes how Steven Mnuchin was working closely with the architects of the housing market collapse, siphoning trillions of dollars out of the US economy and taking it elsewhere.

“So the idea of taking the people who engineered the financial coup d’état and using them to bring the money back is certainly interesting. If you’re talking about a machine that has real power, the question is: Can you get it to have a positive return to the taxpayer?”

That is indeed the question at hand. When the old Soviet Bloc countries transitioned to capitalism, debt/equity swaps and equity trading gave insolvent governments a way to restructure their debts by selling off state-owned assets. In Russia, this was done under the Yeltsin regime to benefit pro-Western factions within the Russian deep state, factions that still do not see eye-to-eye with Vladimir Putin.

The lure of privatization could be very effective at repatriating money to the US. For example, the privatization of space required a huge amount of fixed capital, technological development, and innovation, but the lucrative prospects of asteroid mining and space tourism drew in investors and entrepreneurs from around the world. Of course, the financial predators wait in the wings, licking their teeth at the prospect of the classic “pump and dump” to line their own pockets at the expense of society.

Trump’s call for a new economic order is a shift away from debt based finance, centralization and Globalization and a move towards innovation, privatization, and deregulation.

The Middle East

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Israeli officials said they felt betrayed last week when the Obama administration decided not to veto a UN resolution condemning Israel’s territorial expansion. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to condemn the resolution and demand its repeal.

“The 342-to-80 vote reflected the bipartisan nature of Congress’s support for Israel. Almost all of the votes against the resolution came from Democrats, and a handful of Democrats also voted ‘present.'”

House votes to condemn U.N. security council resolution on Israeli settlements

This is yet another attempt by Globalist stalwarts to sabotage and obstruct any return to a detente policy and to force the next administration back into the status quo. Israel has recently accepted Russian investments and cooperation exploiting the Leviathan gas field, a venture that Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson would be very familiar with.

In Turkey, we have what would appear to be even more obstructionism and sabotage with the assassination of a Russian ambassador at an art exhibition. The assassin claimed revenge for Russia’s actions in Syria, but the only effect this has had has been to embolden and inflame political hardliners backing both Putin and Erdogan, putting pressure on them to act against the West, and sabotaging any possibility of rapprochement between the US and Russia.

With the US becoming energy independent, and the silent, unremarked upon death of “peak oil,” don’t expect the Trump administration to be anywhere nearly as cozy with the Saudis as a Hillary Clinton administration would have been. The Saudis have been trying to sell off ownership of their state-run oil industry in an attempt to diversify their economy- dealing mostly with defense technology and arms manufacturing. Globalist carbon policies dictated this process, but the unexpected victory of Trump, who doesn’t believe in Climate Change, have caused the Saudis to prepare for a future that hasn’t arrived yet, and may not arrive for a while longer.

Asia

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After President Obama spoke at a memorial in Hiroshima, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to Pearl Harbor to commemorate those killed in action. There has been a sincere desire by both sides (and maybe all of the US factions) to reaffirm our alliance with Japan. With Russia somewhat uneasy over the Chinese takeover of the South China Sea, Putin has welcomed Japanese investment in Siberian gas ventures and worked to resolve the Kuril Islands territorial dispute.With all of this recent fence mending, it would appear that Japan is establishing a position of detente. Given the location of the country, and the conflict between the US and China to control trade around the Pacific Rim, it’s not a bad idea. Expect Japan to play a vital part of any rapprochement between the US and Russia.

On Christmas day, a Russian plane carrying the Alexandrov Ensemble, formerly the Red Army Choir, to a Russian military base in Syria crashed into the Black Sea minutes after take off. The day after, Vladimir Putin declared a day of mourning, and investigations have concluded that it was an accident. But with the recent assassination of a Russian ambassador in Turkey and the flimsy Russian hacking theory being aired on most news networks in the US, I would not be surprised to discover Globalist involvement to – you guessed it – obstruct Trump.

Similar to the assassination in Turkey, the death of the Alexandrov Ensemble, and suspicions of foul play, have been whipping up the Russian hardliners backing Putin to act against the US and pro-Western factions in Russia.

Europe

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In Europe, and the EU, the struggle between centralization and sovereignty continues. While the British establishment are still trying to hold back the triggering of Article 50, many European Parliament politicians have become concerned over the formation of an EU military. They have pointed out that such an army would be redundant to NATO, except even more bloated and bureaucratic. Any proposed EU army would also suffer from the same complications in coordination and logistics that NATO suffers from- i.e. language barriers and the need for mass standardization. On top of that, the US and the UK, two of the largest military powers in the world, will not be members of the EU, excluding their military might from an EU army.

In other troubling news, Yves Chandelon, the NATO Auditor General and the man in charge of investigating the international funding of terrorism, was found dead from a gunshot wound in Brussels. The official cause of death has been ruled a suicide, but Chandelon’s family disagrees. Could this be an effort by the Globalists to cover for their friends Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar? It is these three nations who have been implicated in the funding and nurturing of ISIS. Or perhaps this is a measure by the Globalists to rid themselves of further oversight, so they can continue their clandestine operations to manipulate world affairs well after President Obama leaves office.

The Wikileaks Podesta Emails Part II: Syria, ISIS, and Sunnis

“So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians. In Libya we didn’t have that problem.”

Despite the fact that Julian Assange is doing his part to withhold the more sensitive communications from the public, these leaks still have some very revealing information buried in them. The speeches to Hillary’s well-heeled friends in particular really might contain enough information to justify the speaking fee. Their purpose is to give her donors a heads up or inside knowledge to be used to their benefit financially and politically if Clinton makes office. The unwashed masses are going to have to make do with lies, empty promises, and half-truths.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Funding ISIS

In an email Podesta sent to Hillary Clinton in September of 2014,  Podesta mentions that the Saudis and Qataris have been secretly funding ISIS since 2014, and the two nations are competing for influence over Sunnis in the region.

“This entire effort should be done with a low profile, avoiding the massive traditional military operations that are at best temporary solutions. While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. This effort will be enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the KRG. The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure.”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774#searchresult

Following the passage of the Iran deal, the political loss of Iraq to the Iranian Shia sect, and an uprising of Houthi rebels in Yemen, it’s very clear that Iran is attempting to knock Saudi Arabia off as the dominate power in the region. The Saudis’ answer is to contain the offensive and use political pressure and lobbying in Washington to reverse the Iran deal and deprive the Iranians of a nuclear bomb, which would counterbalance the Saudi’s own nuclear armaments. The strait of Hormuz, a gateway in and out of the Persian gulf and part of a crucial maritime trade route for oil tankers, is now witnessing Iranian-Italian naval drills, Saudi naval drills, Iranian threats of mining and provocations on US ships.

A Lack of Vetting and Jihadis Infiltrating Refugee Flows

Hillary admits that refugees fleeing the Syrian war to Jordan and Turkey cannot be vetted properly in a transcript of a paid speech given to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Vanguard Luncheon on October 28, 2013. She also acknowledges that there’s no way to know if ISIS agents are infiltrating migrant flows.

“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism and particularly with Syria which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Said Jordan ‘Can’t Possibly Vet All Those Refugees’ from Syria; ‘Jihadists Are Coming in Along with Legitimate Refugees’

Open Borders

Hillary told a bunch of Brazilian bankers about her dream of turning North America into the EU, and dissolving borders.

“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

Intervening in Syria

During a 2013 speech to Goldman Sach CEO’s, Hillary complains about how agents of US foreign policy are having much more difficulty acting covertly on the world stage due to loose lips with the media. Clinton also bemoans the inability of the US to gain a tactical toehold in Syria without killing lots of civilians. Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems have prevented American domination of Syrian airspace over the battlefield.

“And there is still an argument that goes on inside the administration and inside our friends at NATO and the Europeans. How do intervene — my view was you intervene as covertly as is possible for Americans to intervene. We used to be much better at this than we are now. Now, you know, everybody can’t help themselves. They have to go out and tell their friendly reporters and somebody else: Look what we’re doing and I want credit for it, and all the rest of it.”

“But the idea that we would have like a no fly zone — Syria, of course, did have when it started the fourth biggest Army in the world. It had very sophisticated air defense systems. They’re getting more sophisticated thanks to Russian imports. To have a no fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians. So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians. In Libya we didn’t have that problem. It’s a huge place. The air defenses were not that sophisticated and there wasn’t very — in fact, there were very few civilian casualties. That wouldn’t be the case. And then you add on to it a lot of the air defenses are not only in civilian population centers but near some of their chemical stockpiles. You do not want a missile hitting a chemical stockpile.”

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Of course, none of this is really coming out of left field, and most of these emails are a few years old, but they do finally corroborate the suspicions and allegations being made against the US and the Saudis in regards to recent events in the middle east. Thanks to Wikileaks we now know this insider information, and we didn’t have to pay her one red cent for it.

Tit For Tat: 9/11 Bill Passes and Oil Prices Rise

Issues of legal liability not withstanding, the biggest ramification of the passing of the bill has yet to manifest itself on the world scene.

In the midst of a currency war pitting the American petrodollar against the Russian oil-ruble, a fault line grinding away between Washington and Saudi Arabia has given way. For the past six months the Saudis have vehemently opposed the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, even threatening to dump $750 billion worth of US Treasury securities.

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

On the 27th of September, President Obama’s veto was overridden by Congress and the bill was passed into law. If the Saudis are threatening their own ally and Obama is calling the override “a mistake,” the stakes have to be high and the consequences profound, but in what way?

Despite threats to sell off Treasury securities, the Saudis are certainly not in a position to deal giant blows to their economy. The recent oil glut coordinated by the Saudis, OPEC and the West to keep oil prices low and to stifle Russia’s economy has stifled the Saudi economy as well. Recent attempts to privatize and sell off the state-run Aramco oil company have failed to garner sufficient investors. Saudi plans currently in place to diversify their economy by the year 2030 are already reliant on heavy foreign investment and capital as well as government funding for education reforms and the creation of a technically skilled work force. Selling off all US Treasury assets and imploding the Saudi economy is simply not an option if they want to maintain their goals.

Obama’s concerns that the bill would introduce new legal liabilities is indeed a valid one. The day the bill was passed, an organization called the “Iraqi National Project” declared their intention to sue the US government over war crimes during the Iraq War. Later that week, a widow who lost her husband at the Pentagon filed a suit against the Saudis, bringing to light another, more urgent concern for these two governments. New information regarding the struggle that took place on 9/11 could become public due to the discovery process of lawsuits. With 9/11 being such a big event that impacted so many people, nobody can say exactly how many lawsuits could be filed, or how many subpoenas could be served to the Saudis and the various departments of the US government.

Issues of legal liability not withstanding, the biggest ramification of the passing of the bill has yet to manifest itself on the world scene.

OPEC Agrees to Cut Production, Sending Oil Prices Soaring

The day after Obama’s veto was overridden, OPEC and Saudi Arabia announced they would cut oil production. Allowing oil prices to rise will give oil nations a short economic reprieve from the glut, something that Venezuela could have used two years ago. It also boosts the Russian economy and the value of the ruble as Russian oil sales become more profitable as well. The Saudis say that the price increase will be temporary and that the glut is not over, but this could be taken as a warning from the Saudis to the Globalists. They may not be able to crash the US economy without crashing their own, but they can help America’s rivals in a way that is equally beneficial to themselves. The Saudis understand that if potentially embarrassing information about them is in danger of being released from these lawsuits, they will need to have a way to pressure the Globalists into keeping their secrets for them.

Russia Eclipsing Western Influence in the Middle East, Sunni Alliance Forming

A Sunni power bloc could bring stability and order to the region for a short time, but the sectarian conflict could very easily escalate into a regional war in the future.

Witnessing the shock waves of the Brexit vote still reverberating throughout Europe and especially Turkey, the regional powers of the middle east seem to be vying for… peace?

Saudi delegation to Israel: Ending Palestinian conflict critical for ties with Arab states

Being historical allies of the US and new allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia have begun discussing normalizing relations between Israel and the region at large. The key concessions are a resolution to the Palestinian conflict and a return to pre-1967 borders, which Israel has claimed to be strategically dubious and indefensible (probably correctly). Israel has sought to normalize relations first with moderate nations such as the Kingdom of Jordan and Egypt.

Israel would like to normalize ties with its moderate Arab neighbors first, with the idea that it would help pressure the Palestinians to arrive at a peace deal with Israel.

Considering the conspicuous absence of the US, middle eastern states have seemingly begun to focus on short-term stability and order in the area. However, it is Russia’s presence and activities in the middle east that indicate the waning influence of the west. Russia has offered an oil market to Israel and arms deals to Egypt after the US cut military aid following the fall of President Mohamed Morsi. But Russia’s most valuable offering, to the entire region, is a real, believable campaign to destroy ISIS and other fundamentalist Islamic groups. The US’s reluctance to coopt such a campaign and an insistence on picking and choosing which terrorists were “moderate” showed that the US’s concern was toppling Assad rather than preventing terrorism. Now that the west is busy trying to get its financial house in order following the Brexit, the rejection of TTIP and GMOs, and a possible disintegration of the EU, Russia is attempting to fill the vacuum. The fact that middle eastern powers are attempting stability, Europe is developing its own continental military outside of NATO, and Japan is rearming signals a lack of confidence in America’s ability to project military force and defend its allies.

On top of that, is there an even larger nexus within this tenuous structure of shifting alliances? As it happens, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt all have Sunni majorities. Syria has a Sunni majority also, but Assad is a member of the smaller Alawite sect. It should be noted that the Erdogan’s would-be usurper, Fethullah Gulen, also studied Sunni Islam, but is non-denominational. Are these indications of a Sunni power bloc?

‘The govt should give asylum to Turkish opposition figure Gulen,’ says Egypt MP

A Sunni power bloc could bring stability and order to the region for a short time, but the sectarian conflict could very easily escalate into a regional war in the future. Is there a possibility that Russia is attempting to stabilize the middle east to profit on its oil and gas industry before crude is obsolete? Now that the western bankers have decided to peg the dollar on something other than oil, the race is on.