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The Road to World War III – The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play

September 23rd, 2010 | Filed under Economy, Environment, Feature, Hot List, News, Politics & Government, War . Follow comments through RSS 2.0 feed. Click here to comment, or trackback.

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Editor’s Note: The following is Part I to David DeGraw’s new book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” This is the second installment to a new seven-part series that we will be posting throughout the next few weeks. You can read the introduction to the book here. To be notified via email of new postings from this series, subscribe here.

Part One

I: Economic Imperial Operations
II: Violence on the Horizon
III: The IMF Riot, Step 3.5
IV: Bang the Drums of War
V: The Chinese Scapegoat: Trade &
—-Currency Wars

VI: Moves Upon the Grand Chessboard
VII: Resource Wars
VIII: Private Military Complex
IX: History Repeats Itself

I: Economic Imperial Operations

The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to PlayWhen we analyze our current crisis, focusing on the past few years of economic activity blinds us to the history and context that are vital to understanding the root cause. What we have been experiencing is not the result of an unforeseen economic crash that appeared out of the blue with the collapse of the housing market. It was certainly not brought on by people who bought homes they couldn’t afford. To frame this crisis around a debate on economic theory misses the point entirely. To even blame it on greedy bankers, while essentially accurate, also misses the most vital point.

This crisis is the direct result of a strategic economic attack on the existence of a middle class and democracy worldwide. The stock market and economy have become weapons of mass oppression manipulated by an imperial banking cartel to impose order and exploit the masses. This crisis boldly represents the manifest evolution of the fascist spirit reasserting itself as the dominant ideology.

Any fairytale notions of the United States being a democratic republic built on the rule of law have been utterly dispelled. As a nation we have been bred and conditioned to be dangerously naïve to the darker forces which operate beyond the spotlight of the mainstream media. We have been blinded to what has been developing throughout the world.

The economic imperialism that has now blown-back to the United States and Europe has been evolving for decades and can be directly traced back to the end of World War II, to the birth of the CIA, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

For those of us who have been paying attention to economic imperial operations that have been carried out against countries throughout the world, this looks all too familiar. The IMF and global bankers have conquered the second and third world, and they have now moved on to countries within the first world. Western European and American working classes are in the cross-hairs now.

Economic and societal indicators, along with recent G-20 policy decisions, clearly demonstrate that they are carrying out and escalating systemic economic attacks throughout Europe and the US.

To put it in technical terms, the United States government has been taken over by a financial terrorism network. They have bought off leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and have established a dominant role in all three branches of government and throughout the mainstream media. They have complete control of the economy, stock market, US Treasury, Federal Reserve, World Bank, IMF and global banking system. Free market capitalism has collapsed; it’s now a rigged global market. This is an organized criminal operation, an imperial fascist movement that is determined to destroy our very way of life.

A war has already been launched against us.

In just the past three years we have lost an unprecedented amount of national wealth, trillions upon trillions of our tax dollars have been looted by Wall Street, endless wars, enormous subsidies for the most profitable global corporations and tax cuts for the richest one percent of the population. Never before, in the history of civilization, has a nation been so thoroughly and systematically fleeced.

This is all the result of a coordinated economic attack by a global banking cartel against 99 percent of the US population.

Until we can become politically intelligent enough to see this as the reality and root cause of our current crisis, we will not be able to overcome it, our living standards will continue to decline and we will all be sentenced to a slow death in a neo-feudal system built on debt slavery.

The average American is horribly naïve to just how depraved, corrupt and addicted to power this banking cartel is. Through their control and domination of the mass media, they have kept their crimes against humanity out of public consciousness. We have been shielded from the global devastation and death toll that they have already wrought. The result is an unsuspecting population of confused and passive people having their future ripped out from under them, right before their eyes, without any organized defense or resistance.

II: Violence on the Horizon

As the entrenched global banking cartel continues to control domestic political policy, the next phase of this crisis will inevitably feature an escalation into mass violence. As the Army War College stated, the Pentagon is preparing for “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States” and “widespread civil violence” due to “purposeful domestic resistance.”

In clear signs of what is to come, rioting and violence as a result of economic turmoil has already been experienced in many countries throughout the world. However, civil unrest has not yet occurred within the United States. There are many theories as to why there has been so little resistance from the US population thus far, and several factors play into it. The most significant factor is that social safety net programs have been vital in preventing people from resorting to extreme measures. Currently, a stunning number of Americans, 52 million, are receiving life-sustaining assistance from government “anti-poverty” programs, such as food stamps, unemployment benefits, Medicaid and Medicare. This has already stretched a social safety net system that is designed to handle significantly less people to its limit. This safety net system has now been drained of all reserve resources over the past two years, and is obviously not sustainable under current economic and political conditions.

As social safety net programs have been drained of reserves, many US citizens have also been burning through their personal savings. Over the past few years the percentage of Americans living paycheck to paycheck has dramatically increased. In 2007, 43 percent of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck. In 2008, the percentage increased to 49 percent. In 2009, the number skyrocketed up to 61 percent. The most recent number for 2010 has exploded to a shocking 77 percent. This means in our nation of 310 million citizens, 239 million Americans are one setback away from economic ruin and millions more are in danger of having to rely on government assistance for survival.

So as this prolonged economic crisis continues, these safety nets, that are already overwhelmed, will have to support more and more people and will inevitably break down. As we have just begun to see, budget cuts to vital social programs on the state and federal levels will become increasingly severe right at the point when many more Americans will need them. As the 52 million Americans currently surviving in “anti-poverty” programs are gradually cutoff from life-sustaining government assistance – and as the 239 million people now living paycheck to paycheck, buried in debt, stressing out and working their asses off just to make ends meet realize that things are not going to be getting any better — and are only going to get worse — social unrest and outbursts of violence will eventually start to bubble up to the surface and the ruling elite will no longer be able to maintain power by simply deceiving the masses via mainstream media propaganda.

When an overwhelming majority of the population directly feels negative effects upon their own living standards, the propaganda system collapses. The illusion comes crashing down and people will finally start to get wise to the horrific scam that is being played on them. When they wake from their media-induced American dream state and realize that they are now living in a nightmare, as crazy as it may sound, people will actually stop voting against their own interests. The apathetic majority, that doesn’t vote, will become active in the interests of self-preservation as their survival instincts kick in.

The handwriting is on the wall and the ruling class has to realize that by the time 2012 rolls around, their puppet politicians will be voted out of office, or their heads will roll, quite literally.

Looking at this from a purely technocratic sociological viewpoint, avoiding mass riots and violence while this many desperate people lose life-sustaining programs appears to be an impossible task, and given our current economic and political environment this seems inevitable.

In an article titled “A Planet at the Brink: Will Economic Brushfires Prove Too Virulent to Contain?” Michael T. Klare explained:

“As people lose confidence in the ability of markets and governments to solve the global crisis, they are likely to erupt into violent protests or to assault others they deem responsible for their plight, including government officials, plant managers, landlords, immigrants, and ethnic minorities. (The list could, in the future, prove long and unnerving.) If the present economic disaster turns into what President Obama has referred to as a ‘lost decade,’ the result could be a global landscape filled with economically-fueled upheavals.”

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski expressed his fears:

“I was worrying about it because we’re going to have millions and millions of unemployed, people really facing dire straits. And we’re going to be having that for some period of time before things hopefully improve. And at the same time there is public awareness of this extraordinary wealth that was transferred to a few individuals at levels without historical precedent in America….

And you sort of say to yourself: what’s going to happen in this society when these people are without jobs, when their families hurt, when they lose their homes, and so forth?”

Outbreaks of civil unrest are something that the US government and Pentagon have been expecting, and preparing for. Former US Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee stating that the greatest threat facing the US is not terrorism, it’s the current economic crisis:

“The primary near-term security concern of the United States is the global economic crisis and its geopolitical implications. The crisis has been ongoing…. Of course, all of us recall the dramatic political consequences wrought by the economic turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe, the instability, and high levels of violent extremism.”

Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Christopher Bond said the economic crisis is now “the primary focus of the intelligence community.” As the Army War College has warned, the response to this coming phase of the economic crisis “might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States. Further, DoD [the Department of Defense] would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance.”

Journalist Chris Hedges summed up this report:

“The specter of social unrest was raised at the US Army War College in November in a monograph titled ‘Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development.’ …

The ‘widespread civil violence,’ the document said, ‘would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.’

‘An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home,’ it went on….

In plain English, something bureaucrats and the military seem incapable of employing, this translates into the imposition of martial law and a de facto government being run out of the Department of Defense. They are considering it. So should you.”

III: The IMF Riot, Step 3.5

The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to PlayThe International Monetary Fund is predicting a “social explosion” due to this crisis. The IMF and World Bank have a long history of creating social upheaval. Leaked documents from within the World Bank refer to the next phase of the crisis as the “IMF riot.”

Journalist Greg Palast obtained classified planning documents, which shed light on the covert economic imperial operations, Structural Adjustment Programs, that the IMF, World Bank and US Treasury have used in the past as a playbook for destabilizing and conquering foreign nations. In the UK newspaper The Observer, Palast interviewed Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who was a former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, turned whistleblower. They revealed the four-step IMF plan. Though the strategy is slightly modified based on the nation being attacked, here in the United States we are currently about to enter a variation of step-three, which is currently being phased in throughout Europe. This step inevitably leads to a significant portion of the population losing the ability to obtain basic necessities essential for survival. Once this happens, riots inevitably occur, or as they put it: step 3.5 is executed.

Here is how Palast and Stiglitz summed it up:

“At this point, according to Stiglitz, the IMF drags the gasping nation to Step Three: market-based pricing – a fancy term for raising prices on food, water and… gas.

This leads, predictably, to Step-Three-and-a-Half: what Stiglitz calls ‘the IMF riot’.

The IMF riot is painfully predictable. When a nation is, ‘down and out, [the IMF] squeezes the last drop of blood out of them. They turn up the heat until, finally, the whole cauldron blows up,’…

What Stiglitz did not know is that Newsnight obtained several documents from inside the World Bank. In one, last year’s Interim Country Assistance Strategy for Ecuador, the Bank several times suggests – with cold accuracy – that the plans could be expected to spark ‘social unrest’.”

To sum up, the interlocked IMF and World Bank set the conditions for ‘social unrest’ and then once it occurs they move to step-four, which is the ultimate in disaster capitalism – they profit off the misery and the civilian population is then buried in a neo-feudal system of severe debt and poverty.

So what is the IMF saying right now about our situation in Europe and the US? A recent Telegraph report reads:

“IMF fears ‘social explosion’ from world jobs crisis

America and Europe face the worst jobs crisis since the 1930s and risk ‘an explosion of social unrest’ unless they tread carefully, the International Monetary Fund has warned….

Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s chief economist, said the percentage of workers laid off for long stints has been rising with each downturn for decades but the figures have surged this time. ‘Long-term unemployment is alarmingly high: in the US, half the unemployed have been out of work for over six months, something we have not seen since the Great Depression,” he said….

The IMF said there may be a link between rising inequality within Western economies and deflating demand. Historians say the last time that the wealth gap reached such skewed extremes was in 1928-1929…”

To show you how insidious the IMF is, they have recently launched a propaganda campaign to publicly decry deficit budget cuts and austerity measures. However, behind the scenes they have been forcing implementation of them and making their usual demands for cuts in vital social services and public spending, once those cuts are in place, the riots obviously follow.

A recent Washington Post report states:

“IMF issues broad call for US financial prudence
Cut Social Security. Ditch the deduction for interest on home mortgages. Tax gasoline.
The United States recently opened itself to the most intense scrutiny yet by the International Monetary Fund, and on Thursday was offered a bitter pill when the agency criticized some well-defended aspects of American culture — cheap fuel, subsidized housing, and a government retirement check…. “

Economist Dean Baker writes:

“The central bankers and their accomplices at the IMF are dictating policies to democratically elected governments. Their agenda seems to be the same everywhere, cut back retirement benefits, reduce public support for health care, weaken unions and make ordinary workers take pay cuts.”

In another report Baker adds:

“The IMF program calls for cutbacks in government support for healthcare, pensions, and a wide range of other public services. It also calls for weakening labor market regulations that provide workers with job security.

These recommendations are being given in a context where the world economy is suffering from a massive shortfall of demand. In other words, tens of millions of people are unemployed right now because there is not enough spending to keep them employed. The IMF’s program is almost certain to reduce spending further leading to even larger shortfalls in demand and more unemployment….

The IMF’s track record gives us reason not only to question the institution’s competence but also its motivations…. It is possible to see a similar pattern in the IMF’s latest set of policy recommendations to deal with the economic crisis.”

In an article entitled, “The Attack of the Real Black Helicopter Gang: The IMF Is Coming for Your Social Security,” Baker continues:

“Last week, the IMF told the United States that it needs to start getting its budget deficit down. It put cutting Social Security at the top of the steps that the country should take to achieve deficit reduction. This one is more than a bit outrageous for two reasons…

While the IMF has no problem warning about retired workers getting too much in Social Security benefits, it apparently could not find its voice when the issue was the junk securities from Goldman Sachs or Citigroup that helped to fuel the housing bubble.

The collapse of this bubble has not only sank the world economy, it also destroyed most of the savings of the near retirees for whom the IMF wants to cut Social Security. The vast majority of middle-income retirees have most of their wealth in their home equity. This home equity largely disappeared when the bubble burst.”

So the IMF and global banking cartel are setting the conditions for social unrest and pushing for policies that will provoke it, and the Pentagon is preparing for a military response. As scary and unbelievable as all this may sound, we are on a fast track to this scenario.

To Sum Up

The American and global economy have already been looted and destroyed beyond repair. Most serious economists will admit that governments have already exhausted their capital by bailing out the banks and taking on unprecedented amounts of debt. The bailouts and recent return to high profits were just the final phase of the looting and a further consolidation of wealth on an unprecedented scale. There are still tens of trillions of dollars in debt hidden off-the-books and hundreds of trillions of dollars in dark pools of derivative liability. As the downturn continues, there is nothing left to revive the economy, the reserves and safety nets have already been stretched to their limits.

We have a political and economic system that has been overrun by organized corruption and theft. Along with a mass media system that does not inform the populace and has effectively marginalized and isolated the majority of the population. Meanwhile, bubbling just under the surface is a very heavily armed population with a militia movement that has doubled in size over the past year, and their memberships continue to rapidly grow. Without the necessary general political intelligence or infrastructure to organize an effective mass non-violent movement, we are steamrolling toward spontaneous riots and outbursts of armed insurrection.

In other words, as this economic downturn continues, what is now a passive and confused population will eventually devolve into an explosion of violence. Without a coherent non-violent movement to provide a viable alternative, without an outlet for severe and legitimate grievances that provides any chance for urgently affecting necessary political change, people will resort to violence as a last desperate act of vengeance and frustration. As time passes, these forgotten and isolated people, tens of millions of them, are quickly running out of options, and they will act out just as exploited people throughout the world always have.

A man who sparked a revolution against the same banking cartel that has caused our crisis described the general attitude among a population that successfully rebelled through armed insurrection:

“The people are weary of being oppressed, persecuted, exploited to the maximum. They are weary of the wretched selling of their labor-power day after day — faced with the fear of joining the enormous mass of unemployed — so that the greatest profit can be wrung from each human body, profit later squandered in the orgies of the masters of capital….

The feeling of revolt will grow stronger every day among the peoples subjected to various degrees of exploitation, and they will take up arms to gain by force the rights which reason alone has not won them.”

Whatever your preconceptions of the man who said this may be, the voice of Che Guevara can now be clearly understood and related to by the overwhelming majority of people throughout the United States.

Already, despite intensive propaganda, a stunning 80 percent of the US population believes that the government has failed them. The health care and financial reform bills have proven that our politicians are much more concerned about the short-sighted necessity to please the Economic Elite and raise campaign funds, than they are to understand the consequences of millions of Americans being forced into situations where their very survival is threatened. In a system where most elected officials are millionaires, this lack of perspective and understanding is ultimately what will lead to violence. Whether it is by arrogance or ignorance, perhaps both, it appears that our ruling class has suicidal tendencies. Unless they quickly recognize the growing threat posed by the dispossessed masses, our puppet politicians will themselves be in harm’s way.

To show you how incredibly out of touch our current elected officials are, and to give you a clear indication of the prevailing attitude on Capitol Hill, a recent report from the Washington Post summed up their response to the recent news that a record number of Americans are now living in poverty:

“The reluctance of political leaders on both sides of the aisle to directly confront the fact that growing numbers of Americans are slipping into poverty reflects a stubborn reality about the poor: They are not much of a political constituency.

‘We talk to many people on Capitol Hill who do believe poverty is important and is a blight on our nation, but we are also up against a general recognition that poor people don’t vote in great numbers. And they certainly aren’t going to be making campaign contributions. That definitely puts them behind many other people and interests when decisions are being made around here.’”

And that sums up our current crisis, doesn’t it? The “poor people don’t vote” and they don’t make “campaign contributions.”

As the Rage Against the Machine song goes, “The riot be the rhyme of the unheard.”

IV: Bang the Drums of War

How will this imperial fascist banking cartel respond to revolt? How will they maintain their power over an increasingly radicalized and hostile US population?

In an attempt to stave off organized rebellion, they are already escalating their propaganda efforts in attempts to divide and distract the population. The tactics of their divide and conquer strategy are already on full display. Their mainstream media outlets have drastically increased coverage and focused attention on the rhetoric of division – using divisive issues like immigration, racism, religious bigotry, the “lazy unemployed,” “entitlement welfare” and gay marriage to divide and distract the population and prevent the masses from organizing against their true oppressors.

This propaganda effort is only a temporary measure and will not suffice over the long-term. As the economy continues to collapse, the banking elite risk being overthrown as a result of their own greed. So they will then turn to physical, military-based violence to suppress populations that can no longer be controlled through propaganda and economic coercion.

To paraphrase policy analyst Anatol Lieven, the classic strategy of an endangered oligarchy is to divert discontent among the population into nationalistic militarism. It is time, once again, to bang the drums of war and “whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor.” The source of the following quote is unknown, but the evident wisdom of it is something that we have already experienced firsthand in the recent past:

“Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so.”

An increased external threat will lead to an increased internal crackdown, which creates the pretext and conditions for a police state. As we have already seen in the first phase of the crackdown on civil liberties since the “War on Terror” began, when rioting and outbursts of armed insurrection begin within the US, external threats, real or imagined, will again be presented to justify extreme measures to suppress American citizens, and to further repress and divert internal dissent. Without an external enemy to rally the population against, the population will rally against the pre-existing internal powers.

To put a slight twist on what Guy DeBord insightfully said back in 1988: the banking cartel “constructs its own inconceivable foe, terrorism. Its wish is to be judged by its enemies rather than by its results. The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is therefore highly instructive. But they must always know enough to convince them that, compared with terrorism, everything else must be acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic.”

V:The Chinese Scapegoat: Trade & Currency Wars

The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to PlayAs millions of Americans and the majority of the global population look for vengeance on those responsible for severely declining living standards, the global banking cartel are not going to blame themselves, so they will deflect blame to China, a most convenient target.

As a result of the crisis, national currencies are reeling, and the dollar, although currently one of the strongest paper currencies, is losing power as the crisis escalates. The IMF is working to replace the dollar as the world reserve currency and have begun discussing the possibility of making their Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) the new world reserve currency. A plummeting dollar will obviously put the American population in a severely desperate situation and the US-based banking cartel needs an excuse to divert political backlash. In China, the nation poised to replace the US as the preeminent global superpower, they have the perfect scapegoat.

US-based global corporations have been shifting their business to China and off-shoring millions of jobs to the region due to their extremely low worker wages. So the American population is already pre-disposed to blaming China, as opposed to the companies who are exploiting the cheap labor. US politicians have been conveniently shifting blame for unemployment from themselves to China. Meanwhile, China also owns a significant portion of US national debt. US Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has recently declared that the national debt is the number one security threat. As Mullen stated, “Tax payers will be paying around $600 billion in interest on the national debt by 2012.” A significant portion of this interest will be going to China.

As national governments attempt to survive in an increasingly hostile global economy, trade and currency wars will flare up and escalate. China is in perhaps the strongest position to win these conflicts. China and Japan have just engaged in a fierce currency battle. This currency battle is not to be underestimated. We are talking about the world’s second and third largest economies, after the United States. China has just overtaken Japan for the number two position. The militant rhetoric between these two nations is escalating. US politicians were quick to jump on the situation with calls to classify China as a “currency manipulator” and impose trade tariffs and penalties against them.

International economic reporter Barry Grey recently summed up the situation in an article entitled, “Economic crisis threatens to unleash global currency wars:”

“The eruption of currency exchange conflicts is bound up with mounting signs that the global economic crisis is systemic, rather than merely conjunctural, and growing fears that a genuine recovery is not in the offing. The European sovereign debt crisis and the weakening of US economic growth have led governments around the world to seek to secure a greater share of export markets. Under conditions of slowing growth and stagnant markets, this inevitably heightens trade conflicts between competing capitalist nations.

In particular, the US and the European Union, spearheaded by the export power Germany, have aggressively pursued a cheap currency policy in order to gain a trade advantage against their rivals. Of the major economic powers, Japan has suffered the greatest damage from these policies, as investors and speculators have shifted from dollar- and euro-denominated investments to the yen, driving up the currency’s exchange rate.

This has embittered relations between Japan and both the US and the EU. Japan has also denounced China for artificially keeping its currency low while bidding up the yen by increasing its purchases of Japanese government securities.”

The global banking cartel’s leading puppets on Capitol Hill, Senators Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer and Richard Shelby were all quick to attack China. Barry Grey continued:

“In opening the Senate Banking Committee hearing, Chairman Christopher Dodd declared China a currency manipulator and said its ‘economic and trade policies’ present ‘roadblocks to our recovery.’ He went on to accuse China of stealing intellectual property, violating international trade agreements and dumping goods. He also denounced China for acquiring national resources in developing countries and building up its military.

In his opening statement, the ranking Republican on the committee, Richard Shelby of Alabama, declared, ‘There is no question that China manipulates its currency in order to subsidize Chinese exports. The only question is: Why is the administration protecting China by refusing to designate it as a currency manipulator?’

Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said, ‘China’s currency manipulation is like a boot on the throat of our recovery and this administration refuses to try to get China to remove that boot.’”

On top of all this, China has now overtaken the US as the world’s top energy consumer. Michael T. Klare reports on China’s new position of power:

“The main point: by becoming the world’s leading energy consumer, China will also become an ever more dominant international actor and so set the pace in shaping our global future.

Because energy is tied to so many aspects of the global economy, and because doubts are growing about the future availability of oil and other vital fuels, the decisions China makes regarding its energy portfolio will have far-reaching consequences. As the leading player in the global energy market, China will significantly determine not only the prices we will be paying for critical fuels but also the type of energy systems we will come to rely on. More importantly, China’s decisions on energy preferences will largely determine whether China and the United States can avoid becoming embroiled in a global struggle over imported oil and whether the world will escape catastrophic climate change.”

China’s rise in power, mixed with the decline of western economies and the need for an external scapegoat sets up a global collision and inevitable confrontation between vying superpowers. Currency and trade wars will likely be a prelude to military confrontation.

VI: Moves Upon the Grand Chessboard

Based on early maneuvering it is evident that the masters of war have already drawn up sides. You may have missed it, but the US, Israel and the NATO Alliance have already put Iran, Lebanon, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, Russia and China on notice. And the “withdrawals” from Iraq and the Af-Pak region are over-hyped. The occupation of these countries continues with no end in sight. In fact, they aren’t withdrawing as much as they are repositioning and shifting their forces, preparing for an escalation. In many ways the wars in Iraq and Af-Pak have only been the initial phase of a global attack, positioning forces and building massive military bases in pivotal geo-strategic locations. The operations in this region have essentially been a warm-up for much wider-ranging attacks against much stronger countries. While most of the US population is playing checkers, seeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as one-off battles, the global banking cartel is playing chess, using these wars as only initial geo-strategic moves in a grand strategy toward total world domination.

The intensity of military maneuvering presently occurring is alarming. Read through these recent news reports pulled from the AmpedStatus database, all from just the past few weeks, and let me know if you think I’m being extreme in foreseeing World War III:

  • US to Fund Israeli Purchase of 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
  • US Waging ‘Shadow War’ in Dozen Countries
  • S.Korea, US to stage massive joint war games
  • US Military Offensive Against the July 2011 Af-Pak Timetable
  • China PLA warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region
  • The dangers of mounting US-China rivalry
  • America’s Biggest Jobs Program — the U.S. Military
  • US Arms ‘Bonanza’ in the Middle East
  • Chinese Military: The Chinese People Won’t Stand for US Provocation
  • Israel bulldozes Muslim graves in Jerusalem
  • U.S. Supersizes Afghan Mega-Base
  • US concerned other countries won’t respect Iraq’s ‘sovereignty’
  • US cuts $100m aid to Lebanon military
  • U.S. won’t leave Iraq’s energy reserves untended
  • US plans to sell F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia: report
  • Blackwater: $220 million in new contracts
  • Congress Spends Another $600 Million for Border Militarization
  • U.S. worried by Hamid Karzai’s attempt to assert control over corruption probes
  • Palestinians Denied Access to Water
  • Gates: Iraq occupation could go on
  • Petraeus beats the drums for endless war in Afghanistan
  • Israel-US Increase Military Cooperation, Hold Biggest Joint Infantry Exercise Ever
  • US, South Korea to Stage Another Military Exercise
  • The Philippines: America’s New Launchpad for the Militarization of Southeast Asia
  • U.S. and UK help train Kazakh troops in Russia’s backyard
  • India to order large number of Javelin anti-tank missiles from US
  • More US-NATO Military Bases: US Armed Forces in Central Asia
  • US, Vietnam step up defence co-operation amid China concerns
  • Speculation, debate over possible strike against Iran
  • Russian Foreign Minister defends Iran nuclear power plant
  • Colombia Court Blocks U.S. Military Accord Behind Regional Fight, Restricts Access to 7 Military Bases
  • Venezuela says it will still send gasoline to Iran
  • Venezuela threatens oil cut to US
  • Iran: Venezuela Risks US Action
  • Chávez and China: Challenging U.S. Interests | AEI
  • Canada-Russia airspace ‘showdown’ over Arctic
  • Canada intercepted two Russian bombers near Arctic
  • Japan, US plan naval drill near disputed islets: report
  • China Restricts Exports of Rare Earth Minerals by 70pc,Tension with US escalating on several fronts
  • Moscow warns US on issue of Israeli aerial strikes against Iran
  • U.S. Global Strategy Targets Any Potential Challenger In Eurasia
  • Obama Signs $600M Bill to Increase Militarization of US-Mexico Border
  • Castro Warns of Nuclear War; Admiral Mullen Threatens Iran; US-Israel Vs. Iran-Hezbollah
  • Doesn’t Appear Washington Wants Diplomatic Relations With Venezuela
  • US talks Israel out of attacking Iran (for now)
  • US stresses military role in Iraq, combat brigades under different name
  • US Withdrawal Plan Marks “Privatization of Military Occupation”
  • U.S. Military Intervention in Africa: The New Blueprint for Global Domination
  • Ahmadinejad vows global response if Iran attacked
  • Iran Opens Its First Nuclear Power Plant With Russian Help
  • In Mideast Talks, Scant Hopes From the Beginning
  • Iran hopes Russia’s next step will be delivery of S-300 missiles system: MP
  • Iran working against Iraqi democracy: US general
  • US combat brigades still in Iraq: report
  • Karzai Stands Firm on Disbanding Private Security
  • Iran’s new drone bomber is ‘messenger of death for the enemies of humanity’
  • Costa Rica: US Warships Cause Unease
  • Israel Knesset Member Declares “We Are Preparing For War”
  • Pakistanis Nabbed Taliban Boss to Stop Peace Talks
  • Iran condemns possible US military action
  • Iran Calls for Formation of Islamic Union to Start New World Order
  • Four Israeli air strikes on Gaza
  • Two Minutes to Midnight? The Bomb-Iran Debate From Hell
  • The last chance to avoid a global trade war
  • Al-Shabab vows ‘massive’ Somali war
  • We Must Be Ready for War With China
  • Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America’s Military Strategy in the Muslim World
  • US deplores ‘particularly outrageous’ Mogadishu carnage
  • Philippines: Pawn In U.S. Encirclement of China
  • Global Food Security and Sovereignty Threatened by “Land Grabs” in Poor Countries
  • US to spend $1.3 billion on Afghanistan bases
  • America’s top Marine challenges Obama’s Afghan pullout deadline
  • CIA sees increased threat from al-Qaeda in Yemen
  • U.S. Weighs Expanded Strikes in Yemen
  • JSOC is Hiring Interrogators and Covert Operatives for ‘Special Access Programs’
  • Report: Kim Jong-Il Goes to China
  • Canada Intercepts Russian Bombers — Again
  • Kim Jong-il Visits China as Carter Waits in North Korea for Talks on Imprisoned American
  • China Slams Pentagon Report
  • Mexico Drug War Violence Rages, 28k Killed
  • Tensions emerge between Rwanda and Western backers, China’s influence grows
  • “Alarm bells” ring for Australian government over deepening China-East Timor ties
  • US lawmaker urges France not to arm Lebanon army
  • Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Says National Debt Is Biggest Threat To National Security
  • 18 nations wrap up mock terror exercise in Panama canal
  • U.S. Bid To Control Whole Korean Peninsula Threat To China, Russia
  • Canada Opens Arctic To NATO, Plans Massive Weapons Buildup
  • China announces navy drill ahead of U.S. show of force
  • Putin slams West for deceiving Russia
  • Putin: U.S. Rearming Georgia
  • Israel preparing to attack Syria: report
  • China Deploys Troops In Pakistani Kashmir
  • Israel Threatens War with Lebanon
  • U.S. expands sanctions on North Korea
  • Hamas targets Israeli-Palestinian talks by killing four Israelis
  • US drones will patrol entire southern border
  • Yellow Sea: U.S. Aegis Destroyers, S. Korean Subs In New Round of Drills
  • Pentagon report underscores rising US-China tensions
  • CIA Training Intelligence Agents For ‘State Sponsor Of Terrorism’ Sudan
  • Tony Blair: military intervention in rogue regimes ‘more necessary than ever’
  • France steps up military intervention in Sahel, Western Africa
  • German military report: Peak oil could lead to collapse of democracy
  • U.S.-Venezuela Links Teeter on the Brink
  • Pakistan’s Taliban threaten attacks in U.S., Europe
  • EU austerity policies risk civil war in Greece, warns top German economist
  • India to acquire advanced U.S.-made anti-ship missiles
  • Middle East Loses Trillions As U.S. Strikes Record Arms Deals
  • Is War About to Break Out on the Israeli-Lebanese Border?
  • NATO asks for 2000 more troops for Afghanistan
  • US ‘likely’ to keep troops in Iraq after 2011
  • U.S. Military Continues to Invest Hundreds of Millions in Iraq Bases
  • UN nuke agency warns monitoring of Iran hampered
  • Mideast talks a cover for US war preparations
  • Land grabs, biofuel demand raise global food-security risk
  • Anthrax War – the Malaysian Connection
  • Defense Contractor Money Fueling Push to Militarize the US-Mexico Border
  • US Government Report Argues for Police Force for American Interventions Overseas
  • 730 F-35 planes to be sold to Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway
  • U.S. to wrap up $2.5 billion Israel F-35 deal, Japan deal next
  • Cheney’s Oily Dream – Redrawing the Map of the Middle East
  • US and China at odds over North Korea
  • Pentagon says USS George Washington to join military drills off Korean Peninsula
  • Clinton: Mexico drug war bordering on ‘insurgency’
  • Land Grabs in Poor Countries Set to Increase
  • India: troops on alert as border dispute with China heats up
  • India: U.S. Completes Global Military Structure
  • Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem
  • Experts: Terrorism threat to U.S. now more homegrown
  • New York Times Pushes Confrontation with Iran
  • Largest US arms deal ever: Congress to be told of $60-billion US-Saudi arms deal, shoring up Arab allies against Iran
  • China-South Africa deals highlight great-power rivalry in Africa
  • German armed forces “reform” reflects growth of militarism
  • IMF fears ‘social explosion’ from world jobs crisis
  • US embassy in Jordan warns of ‘imminent threat’ around Aqaba
  • Record level of US airstrikes hit Afghan militants
  • Hamas: Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders talk peace
  • Obama’s Generals Push War for Yemen
  • US drones prowl Mexico
  • China’s currency manipulation: Flipping off America
  • Asia: Pentagon Revives And Expands Cold War Military Blocs
  • U.S. And NATO Strengthen Positions Along Russia’s Southern Flank
  • Russia vs Canada: Race for Oil-Rich Arctic Seabed
  • Economic crisis threatens to unleash global currency wars
  • Saudi king meets top US, Canadian counter-terror officials
  • China, Energy, and Global Power
  • Somalia, The Next Afghanistan? UN’s top envoy warns on growing insurgency
  • Pentagon to funnel US arms to Yemen
  • China-Japan Tensions Escalate, As China Breaks Off High Level Contacts, Japanese Flag Burned In Protest
  • Gulf States Order $123 Billion of U.S. Weaponry to Counter Iran
  • Massive US Military Buildup Planned for Guam
  • So there we have it. The global Economic Elite have effectively looted and destroyed national economies worldwide, the propaganda system is quickly collapsing, and the masses are beginning to get restless. It’s time to move to the next phase of the attack. Preparations are already underway. We are on the road to World War III.

    VII: Resource Wars

    The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to PlayAdd to this picture rapidly declining natural resources and an increasingly hostile and polluted environment with extreme weather events frequently pounding the globe. In the past decade the global corporate elite have already engaged in three major resource wars in Iraq, Af-Pak and Northern Africa.

    With a growing global population and an increasing demand for declining resources, we have already crossed a tipping point and are now in the ecological red. For the first time in human history, we are now consuming resources faster than nature can produce them. As developing countries like China and India attempt to live like western countries, there are simply not enough resources. The global economy is built on an unsustainable foundation. Instead of evolving and changing course, the entrenched banking power base is digging in further, and they run NATO, the private military complex and the US government. Based on the current policies that are in place, they have clearly already decided that they want to keep living business as usual and refuse to evolve and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. With this decision, they have effectively already decided to further escalate their oppression of the overwhelming majority of humanity, and this will lead to the death of literally hundreds of millions of people.

    The global banking cartel view the world’s limited resources as their property, and they have consistently proven that they have absolutely no hesitation in killing millions upon millions of people for these resources – just look at what they have already done in the recent past throughout Northern Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

    In the years since Northern Africa was discovered to be “the richest patch of earth” due to large deposits of natural minerals that are needed to power computer technologies, over five million Africans, in just that region, have died as a result of war.

    The global elite have consistently used a strategy of arming and funding both sides of armed conflicts. While opposing populations kill each other off, they make off with their natural resources. When they confront a government that cannot be bribed or provoked into civil or regional war, they fund brutal death squads, attempt military coups and intimidate them by giving weapons to undemocratic neighboring regimes. If all that doesn’t work, they are declared a threat to national security and the US military, private contractors and NATO forces invade and occupy the country.

    These terrorist strategies are not limited to the Middle East and Africa, just ask our neighbors throughout Latin America about the School of the Americas. Contrary to popular belief, the horrendous torture techniques inflicted upon people in Abu Ghraib, Iraq were not an isolated incident. Many of those brutal torture techniques were developed over years by torturing innocent civilians throughout Latin America.

    The picture in Latin America today is one of inspiration. People throughout the region are rising up against the global corporate elite and claiming their rights and natural resources as their own, from Bolivia to Ecuador to Venezuela. This is another factor driving the “endangered oligarchy” into resorting to military desperation. The military coup in Honduras, the attempted coup in Venezuela, and the failed attempt to provoke Columbia and Venezuela into an armed conflict all clearly indicate where this situation is headed if the imperialist bankers get their way.

    The average American is dreadfully unaware of just how depraved these people are. The little regard they have for human life is beyond common comprehension.

    VIII: Private Military Complex

    The global elite have already used the “War on Terror” as a pretext to drastically increase military spending and build a massive private military and intelligence complex on the backs of the American taxpayer. According to an extensive report from the Washington Post, a stunning 1.2 million private contractors work in this complex. Most Americans are not aware that 69 percent of the soldiers deployed in our name are private contractors, and 80 percent of them are foreign nationals, meaning they are not even from the United States. Half of the people we have deployed in our name, who are funded by our tax dollars, are not even fighting for our country, they are fighting for a paycheck.

    Wars are a highly profitable racket, which gives an enormous incentive to keep them going. This is one of the reasons why the war in Afghanistan is now the longest war in US history. This system has led to a perpetual state of war. Military spending, although widely reported as being around $680 billion per year, is more accurately totaling over $1 Trillion per year. Of this staggering amount of annual spending, 25 percent of it goes unaccounted for, not counting the billions of our tax dollars lost to over-charging and all-out fraud.

    This private military complex has become so out of control that politicians are now forced to admit that they have no idea what is happening within it. As the Washington Post report revealed:

    “The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.

    These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.

    The investigation’s other findings include:

    * Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.

    * An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.”

    There are so many unaccountable cells and competing factions within this complex, any one of them could go rogue and launch an attack on the US soil and make it look like another “terrorist” organization or nation executed it. This may sound too conspiratorial to the casual observer, but it would be stunningly naïve to think that in a massive complex like this, with so little oversight and accountability, given the huge sums of money at stake, that something tragic wouldn’t eventually occur. The implications are ominous, to say the least.

    We already had a proven act of internal domestic terror occur with the Anthrax attacks in 2001. It is not a stretch to think that any moves away from a state of permanent war, and any cut to military spending that would threaten the existence of many of the world’s largest and most powerful and profitable corporations, would result in an attack in hopes of inciting a military conflict. Former President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning against the “unwarranted influence” of the military industrial complex, and “the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power” pales in comparison to the modern private military complex. While many of these companies currently rely on US tax dollars, they are not part of the government, they are global private entities with their own interests at heart, similar to the Federal Reserve banking system. In fact, when you peel back the layers, many of these private military companies are funded by the global banking cartel.

    When you understand the forces behind war, you must acknowledge the words of famed two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient US Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler. He accurately summed up the situation when he said:

    “I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism…. The general public shoulders the bill. This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones, Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.”

    To give just two brief examples of how the banking cartel operates behind the scenes during wars, consider the following. The genocidal carnage in Northern Africa that killed over 5.4 million people was enthusiastically supported by the IMF and World Bank. In a news report entitled, “The Business of War in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Dena Montague and Frida Berrigan explained:

    “The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have knowingly contributed to the war effort. The international lending institutions praised both Rwanda and Uganda for increasing their gross domestic product (GDP), which resulted from the illegal mining of DRC resources. Although the IMF and World Bank were aware that the rise in GDP coincided with the DRC war… they nonetheless touted both nations as economic success stories….”

    In another example of grotesque profiting off massive levels of death, banking cartel members made a fortune on the production of cluster bombs. The Guardian revealed the details:

    “The deadly trade in cluster bombs is funded by the world’s biggest banks who have loaned or arranged finance worth $20bn to firms producing the controversial weapons, despite growing international efforts to ban them.

    HSBC… has profited more than any other institution from companies that manufacture cluster bombs. The British bank… has earned a total of £657.3m in fees arranging bonds and share offerings for Textron, which makes cluster munitions…. Campaigners maintain the deadly weapons can explode years after combat, killing or maiming innocent people….

    Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JP Morgan and UK-based Barclays Bank are also named among the worst banks [funding the production of cluster bombs]….

    Goldman Sachs, the US bank which made £3.19bn proft in just three months, earned $588.82m for bank services and lent $250m to [cluster bomb manufactures] Alliant Techsystems and Textron.”

    To sum all of this up, the global banking cartel and private military complex are a runaway virus that demands a permanent state of warfare. They are intrinsically parasitic in nature, they have devolved into a fascist enterprise that survives and profits off of destruction. If they don’t get a war, they will create one in the interest of their own self preservation. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell once explained: “Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.” This insight can now be extended to the global banking cartel. Enemies are now necessary for the wheels of the global banking cartel to turn.

    Under the cover of the “War on Terror” they have launched a massive campaign of violence abroad and have been systematically looting our economy and stripping of us civil liberties at home.

    So as the US and global population becomes more radical, and as the environment becomes more hostile, with increasingly limited natural resources, in a desperate attempt to maintain power the global banking cartel will escalate from economic attacks to worldwide military-based assaults. This is the clear path we are on – the road to World War III.

    IX: History Repeats Itself

    “History Repeats Itself, Coiling Down Into the Future.”
    – Natural Born Killers

    This may very well be a case of history repeating itself. Not to oversimplify an extremely complex situation, but this is all too similar to the origins of World War II. The looting of the masses by an unaccountable Wall Street elite led to the Great Depression and set the conditions for WWII. Desperate and impoverished populations increasingly supported more and more extreme leaders. The conditions are now so ripe for world war that Noam Chomsky has convincingly compared modern-day America to Weimar Germany prior to the outbreak of WWII. Research the history of pre-war societies and you will see for yourself how our current political environment fits historical precedent like a glove.

    As mentioned before, the roots of our current crisis can be directly traced back to the aftermath of World War II. In the ruins of WWII grew global institutions like the IMF and World Bank. It also gave us the National Security Act and the CIA. All were central and pivotal in creating the crisis which we are now confronted with.

    After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-established historical precedents, one must conclude that creating a world war is the last card the global bankers have left to play, other than conceding power, and history has taught us that the ruling class never concedes power. Of course the one-tenth of one percent of the global population hoarding our wealth could give back a significant amount of the $39 Trillion they looted from us (not counting what they have hidden in offshore accounts). That would certainly go a long way to fixing the crisis they have caused, but again, the ruling class has never conceded power, no matter how excessive and ill-gotten their gains.

    So brace yourself… unless we significantly change our present course, we are on the road to World War III.

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    1. I would still like to know more about the “Watchtower” source mentioned at the outset
      of this article. . . if anyone can say anything about it . . . much obliged.

    2. Jeff said:


      You have 5 more after this!? This is the real deal, hard core. I get scared when I read this stuff. Keep thinking big brother is going to pop out of my computer and take me away. This has to be a thought crime! Who wants to bet that this site will be taken down from the internet before this series is over?

      The Road to Revolution starts here!


    3. Mel said:

      Every time I try to leave a comment on this site it never shows up! what’s up with that? will this one work?

    4. Mel said:

      Ha, of course that one worked, go figure. Anyhow, just wanted to give props. Haven’t read the whole piece yet, but it is another master piece thus far. :)

    5. Ryan said:

      Here’s the problem with all of this. It’s all true! We are all screwed! Slow death in neo-feudal debt, that about sums up the situation.

    6. 99 said:


      “All Along the Watchtower” is a song written by Bob Dylan and made most famous by Jimi Hendrix. The lyrics are apt.

    7. SD said:

      Ohhhh my lord! This is a dandy

    8. Gerald said:


      You are great at writing jaw dropping well researched essays, but this one is a knockout. You make incredibly bold statements and then you back them up with a relentless fury. Making all these connections and building this narrative is pretty staggering.

      Highlight reel take 1:

      “Never before, in the history of civilization, has a nation been so thoroughly and systematically fleeced….

      The global Economic Elite have effectively destroyed and looted national economies worldwide, the propaganda system is quickly collapsing, and the masses are beginning to get restless. It’s time to move to the next phase of the attack. Preparations are already underway….

      We have a political and economic system that has been overrun by organized corruption and theft. Along with a mass media system that does not inform the populace and has effectively marginalized and isolated the majority of the population….

      As the entrenched global banking cartel continues to control domestic political policy, the next phase of this crisis will inevitably feature an escalation into mass violence….

      This crisis is the direct result of a strategic economic attack on the existence of a middle class and democracy worldwide. The stock market and economy have become weapons of mass oppression manipulated by an imperial banking cartel to impose order and exploit the masses. This crisis boldly represents the manifest evolution of the fascist spirit reasserting itself as the dominant ideology.

      Any fairytale notions of the United States being a democratic republic built on the rule of law have been utterly dispelled.”

    9. Patrick said:

    10. Elizabeth said:

      Hi David—

      I’m going to buy 10 copies and start a reading group at my college. Wonder if I’ll get into trouble…. there is someone there who works in an organization which is an arm of the CFR. Might have to rethink the college book club, but twill buy your book!
      Elizabeth in Seattle

    11. zaknick said:

      Extremely sobering piece Dave.

      How do you sleep reading this stuff day in, day out?

      Sad too.

      It does fit with WWII patterns, that’s what scares the bejesus outta me. How will this all end? It seems that the bulk of military activity is concentrated in the Middle East and Asia. I did read a story about a month or two ago which stated that SecDef was in some island country off the south american mainland, probably for assets to threaten Venezuela with (like Aruba and Curacao currently). A while further back I also read that they have spec ops teams in every country in SA, including Ecuador which is not all that friendly to the banksters, having kicked them out from their base at Manta for large surveillance and inflight refueling aircraft (which allowed for implementing continent wide air supremacy).

      Colombia’s Constitutional Court (what a floating fig leaf in the wind it seems when arrayed versus this nefarious armada) did declare the military agreement (which gives them another continent wide capable base at Palenquero) signed by their puppet Uribe illegal but gave a one year grace period for the agreement to go through the required Congressional sanction. The problem is there’s nobody that would seriously challenge them since they also control the media and public opinion has been brain washed into right wing thinking thanks to 25 years of massive bloodshed and instability courtesy of the banksters’ genocidal “war on drugs” funded violence.

      Jesus H Christ, what a freaking nightmare.

      One thing I don’t get is, by embarking on this empire on steroids strategy and neglect the middle class ( I know income is lower now than in 1975, they’ve been neglecting its wealth and job creation capacity for decades except for the sugar high of credit), how do they maintain a functioning army with a crumbling economy? How do they maintain dollar hegemony and purchasing power (QE2-3-4?) with less faith in the American economy and therefore dollar by foreign investors who hold such vast quantities of bankster dollar denominated assets?

      Here’s a good snapshot of the US economy’s immediate future:

      Best wishes to you and yours.

    12. Luke said:

      OK, I’ve read enough to get the picture.
      What can we do now to combat this?
      An armed uprising is not a desirable solution.
      What solutions ARE there?

    13. Alexis said:

      Luke, you say: “What can we do now to combat this?”

      Here’s a start. Join the 99% movement, read this platform, developed by David DeGraw:

    14. Bluebear2 said:

      Great work – something to read tonight when i get home from work.

      (Hi 99!)

    15. Rita said:

      David, you are right on. I have read many, if not most, of the articles you cited. Your conclusions agree with mine, but you have the ability to draw it all together in an articulate fashion. It is unfortunate that our great country will fall. But I see no alternative at this point.

    16. Zack said:

      I just read this whole thing. Shit man. We are on a one ticket to the abyss. You did an amazing job of weaving together quite a complex disaster. Maybe if enough people can read this they may actually get it and stop being so passive. Getting people to take some time to read this will not be easy. I’m going to give it a shot. We all need to do whatever we can as fast as we can!

      It is like what was said in the intro. People get it, but they just don’t do anything about. Nobody does anything until they find out that their home has been foreclosed or than job has just let them go, and then they just get to depressed and cynical to do anything.

      Damn it! We need to STAND UP!

    17. Jen said:

      This thing reads like the scariest horror movie ever. Steven King couldn’t write something this scary. And it is amazing rational. I’m definitely not going to be sleeping tonight :(

    18. 99 said:

      Hear, hear, Zack.

      Hi, BB2!

    19. Dale said:

      Hey, this piece is great. A great deal of thought went into publishing this. It deserves to be spread far and wide. Thank-you David for once again helping us understand the current state we American’s are in.

    20. Carl Rite said:

      A very scary look at our near term future if read as is. My question, where in the hell are appx. 150 M
      people who are armed during all this? Eating popcorn in the bleacher seats? I don’t thik so. All it will take is a couple of congressmen to get neck tied and the SWHTF. Seal off D.C. and Manhatten & hang most politicians and lobbists and all the Wall Street folks; destroy the Fed. Reserve and have the Treasury take the job over (W/o Timmy an Benny) and make all debt instruments newly printed by the treasury exchangable upon presentation of absolute proof of ownership and the last 10 year trail of it and replace the green with a red bills as they float thru the economy or direct exchanges with world wide governmental entities.

      The blow up will come when Mama says, ” I can’t feed the kids” My guess is that will happen very shortly unless there more dole out-and if there ain’t no jingle in the jean you will hear the sound of load and lock.’s with 12 Gauges, hunting rifles and lots of cocealed pistols. This is going to be brutally ugly. Carlos

    21. zaknick said:

    22. David you are one scary dude. I am surprised you haven’t been “disappeared” yet. Keep shouting louder! We need the shock.

      Thanks for the shock, as we all need the proverbial **** scared out of us, to motivate us into doing something ‘out of the box’.

      Politics does not work, as our leaders have been emasculated.

      Church leaders are lapdogs to the system with their tax exempt status.

      Big Corps controls the supply of all our basic needs.

      When “the system” we live in becomes the very thing that is killing us, then like the lifeguard at the community pool shouting, “Alight, everyone out of the pool!” – my shout is …”everyone out of the system.”

      But how do you do that?

      Got any suggestions?

    23. Larry said:

      Aw Shhhhhhhit! This is some serious serious material. This is truth weaponized! The most power thing in the world is an idea!

      Praise be DeGraw. Praise be

    24. SOS said:

      Spent about 12 hours reading a bunch of those news links from the Grand Chessboard section. I am ready to get under my desk, time to duck and cover. I don’t think we have time to stop this madness. SOS!

    25. Fran said:

      I must say, brilliant piece mate! Absolutely brilliant. Brilliant, brilliant work!

    26. [...] Krugman would be just as lousy as the put up corporate names.  Didn’t want to think so, but reading about Stiglitz in the article here, exposes a much different view than what’s in his [...]

    27. Dennis said:

      This is like an intelligence report. If the CIA was primarily concerned about providing intelligence estimates to the people of the US, this is what it would look like. Thanks David.

    28. Ben Bernanke said:

      Er, No it’s not.

    29. emaho said:

      I’m frustrated and exhausted in trying to get family and friends to wake up and smell the gunpowder. I’m ready to drop the whole effort. However this piece is motivation enough to make one more try. All my fingers and toes are crossed hoping for success. I just don’t know. Thanks Dave. I’ll be ordering your book.

    30. sleepy in SF said:

      Great analysis. However, the DIA action site is really *white.* What do I mean by that? No mention of racism, the history of white supremacy (people of color — African slaves, Native Americans, Latino immigrants, Asian workers like the Chinese railroad and mine workers — have been AND STILL ARE systematically ripped off and locked up in this country just as you describe white people *starting* to experience it now) – we can’t ignore race as we go forward, or call it ‘secondary.’ The “economic elite” are, as you say, really good at using race to divide us, and we can’t fight that by ignoring it (or just giving it lip service).

      I also mean that there is no call for the social safety net, for immediate relief/rescue. Yes, yes; we need all the political reforms — absolutely. But people, especially people of color, who have been the most systematically ripped off this time around, too (and now lots of white people) need concrete help NOW. They need food, shelter, health care, and safety. If you want to build a movement, you are going to need people of color and “the poor” of any color, and their needs are immediate and desperate. It’s got to get on your agenda, and it can’t be way down the list, or they just won’t be with you; they will be elsewhere, trying to survive. Personally I think we need to organize mutual aid/co-ops in our communities to meet basic needs, while we try to rescue or replace a formal political system. Thanks.

    31. Roger said:

      I just copied this into a word doc and will hand it out to everyone i know. hope you don’t mind. just did the book pre-order as well. going to be a collector’s item for sure!

      Thanks David! You are an American hero. Tom Paine and Paul Revere rolled into one!

    32. suckingmachine said:

      What has a picture of the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the liberation wars against Napoleon occupation/plundering, has to do with WW3? WW3 is (again) meticulously prepared and planed by the anglo/jewish rulers.

    33. Marc Narosny said:

      The picture has been painted by a very good artist. One can look at the picture and surmize that what we see in this reality is one of a very dense period for humanity. At this juncture, there is no political arena that can fix the problem in the very short period of time that is left. So, that leaves only one viable option to those people who have the fortitude to over throw these phycopaths that inhabit the halls of freedom.

      The economic system is doomed not only in th US, but the entire world. This fiat monetary system is backed by nothing but air, and is ready to implode. It is run by ruthless Wall Street thugs, and bought off government representatives. One must decide to draw the line in the sand and take a stand between FREEDOM, or a system of usery that will never end until they implode this planet and US WITH IT!

      Do you want your children to always wake up to the sounds of war, killing, raping, and the mindless entertainment that is dumbing down your children and you, and as more insane laws are passed to rob you of your FREEDOMS? The time for talk is over! The time for action is NOW! The fastest way you can get to these thugs is thru their pocketbooks.

      I suggest that you yank all your worhtless dollars out of every major bank now. Convert those worhtless dollars into gold and silver NOW! Stop buying things NOW! Only buy food to keep you going. DO NOT BUY CARS, HOUSES, TV’s or any other non essential good. Support your local growers, NOT THE BIG SUPERMARKETS that provide the Monsanto and Coca Cola dumbing down goods they want you to buy!

      March on Washington and demand that they chain close the Federal Reserve, even if it means a sovereign default on the debt! Demand every representative quit his or her seat in government, and they get no guaranteed pensions or health insurance, THAT ENDS! DISMANTLE THE IRS! Implement a private health care system that will take care of everyone, NOT RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT!

      Abolish every law that has been passed, only keep the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Disband the military and only have state malitias. Pull out of every military base around the world. Let the people of each country settle their own differences, they just might surprise us and start helping one another!

      Have a tribunal set up to put on trial every cabinet member under Obama including the president himself, Pelosi, former treasury head Paulson, Greenspan, Clinton, and both Bushes for crimes against the US Constitution, and every executive from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and B of A. DON’T LEAVE THERE TILL ITS DONE!

      Every exexcutive from BP responsible for the gulf catastrophe should also be put on trial for crimes against humanity and the planet! OUR planet is near death, and if we don’t stop the destruction NOW, and I mean right NOW, we are doomed as a species. There is no time for talk anymore. The time to end this madness is NOW! The time to end these wars is NOW! The time to shrink the federal government is NOW! The time to end the federal income tax is NOW! The time to take back our REPUBLIC IS NOW!

      We are already dead as a country, and as the human race is concerned. Just look around you. Your neighbor is more concerned about his next sporting event or TV program than his freedoms. We have nothing to lose at this point in time. It’s either NOW OR NEVER. Everyone seems to think this planet will be around to give up its bounty to us. Well, the planet is sending us a message, TIME IS UP! The human race was put here for a greater destiny.

      Our destiny is in the cosmos. We were given this beautiful blue planet as a gift from the source of everything. We abused it, and now our time or cycle is ending. We can believe in our hearts that we will overcome the darkness and ascend to a higher consciousness where humanity will truly become an enlightened specie. It only takes a few to change this reality! Believe in yourself and share the greatness of the love of the human heart, and amazing things will happen. Just believe!

    34. @motsatt said:

      A very well written and researched piece. I have followed geopolitics for many years and I have come to many of the same conclusions you mention, and it sems to be the state of the world today.

      It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out since it’s a mix of resources, where oil is the most important, global economics and currencies, nuclear and biological weapons, and a growing population. I can’t make any predictions other than it doesn’t look to good.

      I want to recommend a movie called “Anthrax War” that is a sobering account of the ongoing arms race in biological weapons. I didn’t think the problem was as serious as it is. Well, throw it on the pile.

    35. Watcher said:

      Sobering but essential reading.

    36. Kat Wolf said:

      My solution to these issues is to learn farming. That is farming without the use of fossil fuels. Horse farming. Raise my own food. Deal only with local food producers. Can and preserve the produce of my garden. Raise meat animals. It’s time for us to learn to survive on our own without all the gadgets and do dads that the corporatists foist on us.

      Simplify, relearn, become independent of the corporate food system. Refuse to buy from any national chain or corporation. Live debt free. That’s my solution. And it’s something I suggest we all learn to do. It’s the only way to survive the coming devastation.

    37. Arthur said:

      It takes an extraordinarily intelligent, wise, brave and courageous effort to put something like this together. Congrats David! This is a stunning achievement. Will send out to all in my address book and buy some copies of your book.

      Arthur Z

    38. Hank said:

      Oh fuck man, this is astounding! Best piece on state of reality yet.

    39. Jake said:

      As long as this essay is, I have read it 4 times already from start to finish. I LOVE it. Every time it gets better. It’s almost like a religious experience. It is like the Orwell quote: “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

      It is amazing how truth can just stop you in your tracks. You always know it when you see it.

      Powerful force!

    40. pentasys said:

      What’s done is done. There is no turning back the clock to ‘simpler better times’. Just suck it up and bend over, folks. Revolution, you say. Take a look around you at America today: the uneducated, obesity, reality TV, a circus of politics fueled by mere slogans, an immigration game of business over labor and living wages and bla, bla, bla all the fucking way to your neighborhoods turned upside down in a housing bubble popping during the presidential administration sloganeering itself into the oval office. Revolution people like to clamor? A revolution of what, I will tell you. We are the Nicaragua of hope, the World Bank on progress and the IMF on change. Here’s a new word for you: Self-Abortion.

    41. Adam Neira said:

      No matter how you play things out, there has to be a command and control structure in place for Planet Earth. The devil is in the detail…

    42. Anarchist 23 said:

      Let’s face it dudes & dudettes-this is the big ticket ride we signed up for-it all reads like a bunch of SF novels thrown in together! I think, on reflection, I should have bought the old fashioned hunter-gather ride but if you don’t mind being scared-this SF political thriller-and don’t forget the evil magicians! and the promise of more fireworks to come-ride to 2012 proves to be spectacular!

      and its interactive-so who are you in all this? choose carefully, Grasshopper!

    43. kai pan said:


      An additional piece to this argument is that there is a section of the Chinese (communist) elite who want to be included with the global elite in squeezing its own people. However, they are in a fight with newly rich (nationalist/communists) who see no need to join with the international elite.

      How this fight turns out will decide if there will be war.

    44. Che said:

      Droppin’ that Che Guevara quote in middle of all this is kick ass! This is the real fucking deal. Major props!

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    46. Ganjatron said:

      “Never before, in the history of civilization, has a nation been so thoroughly and systematically fleeced. ” Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
      ahahahahahahahahahahaha… Wow, thanks I needed a good laugh. You’re not much of a student of history, are you? This type of behavior is par for the course and has been going on as long as homo sapiens have congregated into groups. To quote Harry Truman, “There is nothing new in the world except for the history that you don’t know”. We are just the latest in an infinitely long line of thorough fleecees. Thanks for trying though.

    47. Indigenous Centurion said:

      a financial terrorism network. They have bought off leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and have established a dominant role in all three branches of government and throughout the mainstream media. They have complete control of the economy

      Complete control? Hell — they can’t even control themselves. The bankers have now ceased to understand their own banking operations. Befuddled banking CEO’s one after another go into a process of catatonia as their golden empires collapse beneath them. 43rd President throws up his hands in despair when he can no longer follow the convolutions of his treasury secretary’s incomprehensible explanations. Our greatest in history fed chairmann pumped short rates up to such an extended duration that resulting collapse of inflation remains now dead in the water to the extent that our chairman’s Regulatory Excalibur is now disarmed at 0.009% for remainder of the century. Our federal public debt has lifted off into ever higher orbits seen now only by a Hubble Telescope and never expected to return to earth.

      Control the worlds peasants? Hell — typical banker couldn’t even control his daughter’s pimp’s money-laundry’s lawyer’s wife’s pimp’s money-laundry.

      Step outside. Go for a jog. Think about reality. Burn all your scribblings. Pour yourself a cold one.


    48. Anna said:

      Capitalism is organized crime and we are living in an usury-market economy, not a free-market economy. It is by design that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, not by accident.
      - George Washington

      “The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and communism under the same tent, all under their control…Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.”
      - Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 (Flight KAL007) that was shot down by the Soviets in 1983

      “The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen…At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.”
      - John F. Hylan, New York City Mayor, 1922

      “The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, 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. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.”
      - Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University (deceased) in his book “Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time”, 1966;

      “The one who cannot see that on Earth a big endeavor is taking place, an important plan, on which realization we are allowed to collaborate as faithful servants, certainly has to be blind.”
      - Winston Churchill

    49. Ted Radamaker said:

      Yes, some corporations, organizations and governments do evil for evil ends, but they are directed and managed by individuals. Despite what the US Supreme Court says, corporations are not persons. You, or we, just must single out and name these individuals, define their crimes, and demand justice.

    50. dajubester said:

      Most incredible compilation Dave. As depicted by John Perkin”s bestseller: “Confessions of and Economic Hit Man”, stating that these methods of last resort to subdue a target country as was executed in Guatemala , Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, African sovereignties, on and on….”Economic hit men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortions, sex and murder.”
      I think these are all in progress right here in the crippled US of A. It has been targeted some forty years ago, and now it is being bombarded.

      Trade in your TV for a long barrel and your vcr for ammo. Trade in what little fednotes you have for silver eagles in order that you may buy food to keep you fighting. The rest is doomed.

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    54. I Get It Now! said:


      I have known that things weren’t going all that well in the grand scheme of things for a little while now. But you have really opened my eyes to had bad shit really is. The list of news links really rattled me, and the amount of Americans surviving off of government assistance and the IMF, which I was very naive to. I’m not the most plugged in to this stuff, obviously, but if you can shake me up as much as i am, i bet other people will be as well. So thanks i guess, i get it now. not sure what the hell to do about it, but i feel AWAKE

    55. Rude awakening said:

      Stunningly accurate.”If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”
      Sun Tzu

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    62. zaknick said:

      heck this guy’s comments out:

      I know they’re long but extremely interesting. For instance:

      Date: Wed Mar 25 1998 23:31
      ANOTHER ( THOUGHTS! ) ID#60253:

      All: I ask you, why did the world go off the gold standard in the early 70s? You have an answer, yes? For all the problems this created, could the countries not just revalue gold upward, to say $300 ( back then ) ? What was the real reason the world entered a period of “freely traded” “managed gold”? ”

      This question has more impact on the gold market of today than it did then! In days past, it was held as good knowledge that the US stopped gold backing to protect the dollar and keep gold from leaving to other shores.

      But, in the same time frame, all central banks did sell gold to all persons, even the US. All treasuries held gold and dollars as reserves. To what end did the world financial system gain with the dollar off gold backing, and then allowed to “dirty float” against all currencies? Would the world not have been better off to find gold revalued to, say $300 and then begin a “dirty float”? Noone would have lost, and the inflation would have , at best, not have been worse!

      Truly, I tell the reason for this action. The US oil companies knew that the cheap reserves were found. The governments knew this also. The only low cost oil reserves in the world at this time were in the Middle East, and their cost to find and produce was very low. It was known, that, in time, ALL oil would come from this land. As much higher US dollar prices were needed to allow exploration and production of other reserves, worldwide. But, how to get crude prices, up, when the Gulf States were OK to pump and produce in exchange for “gold backed dollars”? I will not name the gentlemen that brought this thinking to the surface in that era, but it was discussed. It was known that oil liked gold. It was known that “local oil” would be used up without higher prices. What if, the US dollar was taken off the gold standard, and gold was managed “upward” to say, $208 per ounce? The dynamics of the market would force oil to rise and allow for much needed capital to search for the higher priced oil that was known to exist! The producers would find shelter in gold even as the price of oil was increased in terms of a now “non gold dollar”! Price inflation would rise, but gold and oil would also increase. The dollar would continue to be used as the only payment for oil, and in doing so replace gold as the backing for this “reserve currency”. All would be fair.

      The war in 1973 and the Iran problem did make markets “overshoot”, but all did work to the correct end. The result was “a needed higher price for a commodity that was, as reserves, in much over supply by the wrong countries”! It was known that the public would never have accepted this “proposition” as fair. To this end, we have come.

      There are 4 pages of eye popping info on that site and it’s all relevant to all of it!

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    65. FreedomFighter said:

      As I predicted in the comments section of the introduction to this series, you will be able to tell what sites are for real, and which ones are complete party hacks (wing nuts) by who picks up posts from this series. DeGraw’s past reporting has always been a litmus test for me. He is one of the very very few journalists that I know of who has strong influence and followings among both Progressives and Tea Party Libertarians. DeGraw is perhaps the ultimate cross-over artist, which I believe makes him very relevant in the overall zeitgeist.

      So far these are the sites that I’ve noticed featuring this report:

      The Public Record
      Global Research
      Fire Dog Lake
      Max Keiser
      Washington’s Blog
      After Downing Street
      Business Insider
      Daily (Ron) Paul
      Democratic Underground
      Tree of Liberty
      Silver Bear Café
      Jesse’s Café Américain

      The notable exception thus far has been AlterNet. I have been surprised that AlterNet, a site that usually loves to just relish in the left vs right disease has posted DeGraw’s work in the past. Probably because his work brings them Top Ten traffic, but their willingness to include him has at least led me to believe that they are not completely buried in Democratic “group think.” Perhaps they will post this soon, we shall see if they are fakers or not….

      To show you the shocking reach DeGraw has, I just read a post at FreeRepublic that gives props to this report. Most of those people are wingnuts, but even the wingnuts seem to be coming around to the truth laid bare.

      Congrats David! You are having a major effect on people’s opinion across the spectrum and you are helping to separate the party hacks (wingnuts) from the people who truly care about this nation of ours.



    66. HappyCamper said:

      Seven more parts of this series to come ? Stunning. However, I would very much like to lift davids as well as my fellow commenters spirits with the following remarks by the indispensable “Daily Bell”:

      “In fact, to be perfectly clear our best guess about the elite is that it is run a lot like the Italian mafia, with ethnicity and certain religious focuses providing the “glue.” The organization itself has built up its network over time (generations) in our view and seems extremely subtle and powerful. It uses intelligence agencies and corporations to fund and manage various forms of controlled opposition in our view. Call it Money Power.

      One such effort was Operation Gladio, which was apparently responsible for the socialist and communist violence in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. Another one was Project Mockingbird, which used TIME magazine, the Washington Post and other eminent publications to publish what was essentially fear-mongering CIA propaganda, much of it having to do with the threat of international communism.

      In fact, all told there are probably some 30 obvious and evident (and mostly admitted) intelligence conspiracies including Operation Paperclip, Operation Ajax, the Kennedy Assassination, etc. Many of these conspiracies are oriented around promoting fear-based memes (of communism and socialism, etc.) or around covering up the mechanisms that created the promotions”

      BUT …

      “If the elite had sat down at a drawing table to create a single technology apt to ruin its franchise, it would be the Internet. US Senator Jay Rockefeller apparently regrets it.

      Which brings us to our final point. The elite in aggregate is human, not superhuman. The modern conspiracy is an accident of money, culture (banking) and opportunity. It was supposed to culminate in world government in our view, but it is now under sustained attack. The fear-based promotions that were necessary to its operation are foundering. “Tea parties,” in fact, are breaking out in Europe, Australia and Britain as well as America – though they are being called something else.

      Conclusion: The power elite has been “named” by the Internet and we continue to doubt that the elite will be able to damp the conversation. A conspiracy fully “outed” is not going to be a very effective one. The main building blocks are central banking, regulatory democracy and the military-industrial complex. Central banking is being challenged throughout the West, regulatory democracy is increasingly less convincing for many citizens and eventually (even in America) the military-industrial complex is bound to come under significant fire. All that will be left then is brute force – increasing levels of authoritarianism – with no promotional preparation to ease the way. Six thousand versus six billion?”

      Fear not, you all. Interesting times, though.


    67. Panoptimist said:

      Where’s the .pdf?

      Listen, half of those sites you listed are part of the cointelpro op. The Tea Party Movement is a psyop. In fact, the “truth” movement is a psyop. The point is to keep everything fractured. If only we were all phenomenologists. How do you stop the Matrix? Don’t participate in it. I bet over half of you still drink soda and watch T.V. (But let me guess, you only watch “documentaries.”)

    68. HappyCamper said:


      “half of those sites you listed are part of the cointelpro op”

      I agree. Maybe not that much, maybe more. Who knows ?

      “The Tea Party Movement is a psyop.”

      I disagree. It certainly got hijacked in many ways. However, the ron paul core (and some other real people) who started the tea party and keeps going with it seems genuine.

      “In fact, the “truth” movement is a psyop”

      WHAT “truth movement” ? Infiltrating ANY kind of potential threat to power ist elite-SOP. That doesn´t mean necessarily that ALL or even most elements of a given (potentially elite-threatening) movement are, knowingly or not, part of the ponzi.

      “The point is to keep everything fractured. If only we were all phenomenologists. How do you stop the Matrix?

      Wake up the people. If I may quote (and highly recommend the whole series):

      “No need to storm the walls since we are the walls.”–-making-reality-fresh-daily-chapter-4

      “Don’t participate in it. I bet over half of you still drink soda and watch T.V. (But let me guess, you only watch “documentaries.”)”

      I bet you still use fiat money and pay taxes, thereby nurturing the beast.

    69. John Buergel said:

      The radical left is finally starting to get a clue as to the menacing nature of our enemy.  Indeed, some are even recognizing that it is the same enemy that true conservatives & constitutionalists face. I too believe that common enemy has long been playing both sides against each other, quite successfully.For a comprehensive & objective expose’ on the nature of our enemy, I recommend “The Creature From Jekyll Island” by Edward Griffin. Read it. You’ll be glad you did.

    70. Doug said:

      “the ruling class has never conceded power, no matter how excessive and ill-gotten their gains.”

      And there is the rub. That is why the only thing left is WWIII. At this point, I really don’t care if it starts tomorrow. Humanity just can’t take it much longer. If it means the end of them, then I gladly accept it. Some times, you just gotta roll them dice.

    71. Wake up! React like in Europe! Fight!

      Excellent story which I forwarded!

      Look here:

      Flames of anger:

      Strike fury over spending cuts sweeps Europe!

      The US needs this too! Urgently!

      Google search – Url.:

      The dying and suffering of people is orchestrated by the “Criminal cartel” – Url.:



    72. paul cameron said:

      Not one mention of the word “zionism” in this whole piece? Trying to understand world history and current world events without an understanding of zionism is like buying a car with no motor in it: you get now where! Why not tell it like it is and not what it is not.

    73. Jeff said:

      Two new articles today that compliment this piece and prove that DeGraw knows the score:

      Global unemployment to trigger further social unrest, UN agency forecasts

      Ecuador: A third US sponsored coup d’etat against a member state of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA)

    74. 99 said:

      Doug @ comment #70:

      No. That will be the end of US, not them. That’s the point. I think most of us would be willing to fight it if it would be the end of THEM. It will only make them richer and more powerful and us poorer and even less powerful. It will slaughter and abjectify the masses. WWIII is something to be avoided at all costs… because, as the saying goes… that means WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.

    75. Tempus Fugit said:

      The enthusiasm of the commentators here is an example of the special power of the TRUTH! We all understand this because it is true and our con-science recognises it as such. There is an Indian movement called Satya-graha , meaning power of truth. Truth will set us free-and the elite is stupid, measured with Galactic (or Universal) measurements, they must not succeed. The cowboys (of the Westerns-flicks)knew how to deal with such a problem; they shot the chief first of all,that discouraged the “Indians” and victory was won; remember:fascists only are brave in big numbers and uniforms, one by one they have been shown to be cowards. Maybe the rest of the “Indians” will get the message -and resign , helping in a fast investigation -and a equally fast legal proces on the basis of the CONSTITUTION-and so restore power to the Congress, and paying back the criminally gotten valuables and monies.If the Fed cannot print the money and charge the SUM PRINTED on them as DEBT!!!, the whole stupid circus collapses!***

    76. vigilant said:

      To 99 @ 74
      “WWIII is something to be avoided at all costs…”
      Even at the cost of your soul, and that of all mankind?. I choose to keep mine, and I won’t go without a fierce fight. There are things far more precious than mere physical subsistance, and that is what must be defended at all costs.
      Even at the cost of your soul, and that of all mankind?. I choose to keep mine, and I won’t go without a fierce fight.

    77. Brook Little said:

      Hiya, Are you going to be writing a follow up post? My partner and myself have spent some time browsing over your webpage and interestingly you touched on something we were talking over only the other month with our dentist. We often hear ourselves arguing with the smallest of things, isn’t it absurd?

    78. 99 said:

      vigilant @ 74

      Neither you, nor Doug seem to realize the WWIII will only be fought at the price of our souls. The fight to keep our souls won’t be against each other, but against those making trillions off prosecuting all sides of wars. The war to beat them isn’t a world war. It, at this point, might be a whole world full of mini-wars against the enforcers in each government who are paid to look after those interests, but WWIII is everyone’s souls being pissed away for the profit of a very few. Standing up against them and refusing to fight WWIII is the only way to KEEP our souls.

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    83. Ted W said:

      @ sleepy in SF, most if not all whites reading your post understands what your advocating, funny isn’t it blacks, Asians, Latino’s, misc, etc……organize for their best interest the media considers that a good thing and it encourages it, but as soon as whites organize for their own best interest its label as racist, supremacy, hateful. Obviously the media elite are not there for our best interest. one day in the future, its coming sooner than you think, the economics of America will change and the middle class white will not be so liberal with its money, then your minorities will be up in arms about the cut off of social programs. RIOTS??? you haven’t seen anything when 10′s of millions of minorities are cut off from their food stamps, welfare, section 8 housing, work programs, etc, and so on, into the trillions all added up over the decades. But then you’re going to get a reaction from the whites to the minorities actions, then the real fireworks are going to go off. its only down hill from here, its a matter of when not if, this will happen. The way we are going it seems a lot sooner than later.

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    85. John said:

      Their have been many conspiracy therories spread throughout the years, the sad thing about it is that this report has pieces from all of them. My freinds and I have seen this coming for almost 20 years. Bill Still is an economist who made a documentary called “The Money Masters” back in the early 90′s and if anyone had seen it you would have already invested in silver and AMMO. This all can be avoided with less than 2,000 rounds of ammo and the proper personnel

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    88. skidrow sam said:

      There is one way to halt the banks. Alas its a tough one because we’ve sleepwalked into allowing them to control every aspect of our lives.
      First you have to get rid of your credit and debit cards.
      Cancel all direct debit payments, yes some things are made available only if you pay this way, but that’s the way they wield their control over us. You have to sacrifice these things and anyway do you really need these things your paying for via cards and debits?

      Next you have to go to your bank and ask for your money, they need it but you need it more!

      Refuse to use ATMs.
      Refuse to have wages paid into a bank account.
      In essence we all need to just tell the banks to take a running jump and don’t use them anymore thats the non-violent revolution that would hopefully kick these people into touch.

      Unfortunately, it’s a big ask because lets face it we’ve all grown comfortable with the stranglehold these banks have over our lives. For each and everyone of us, if we’re honest would feel lost without our direct debits and credit cards. But they have not always been around and people managed before without them.
      So the message I spread is “Don’t use banks anymore”!

    89. Canuckduck said:

      2 #11. zaknick.
      The ultimate goal is no middle class – global poverty is what they want -everywhere-all of us.
      I live in Canada and our government pretty well follows lock and step with the other G20 countries. It truly is depressing how they hate us ‘commoners’ so. Ruling elite my ass. We all come into the world the same way and all go out the same way as well. No getting around that however by virtue of wealth they make the assumption they are better and what is best for ALL. You do know what they say about the best laid plans. Maybe it’ll all backfire on them.
      For the so called elite I believe it’s no longer about money it’s power and control. They will control us through food. Control the food supply and you control the people. You ask how do they maintain a functioning army with a crumbling economy. They will pay them & their families with food and other basics.
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      Ok, here’s MY comment, folks, and thank you, in advance for reading this. I have to admit, I only scanned through the piece, but it really, honestly, doesn’t say anything NEW to me.

      We know the story: The Globalists, with the Rothschilds at the helm, are panicking that the World is waking up to the their elaborate multi-century long scheme of Global Enslavement, and, will stop at nothing to maintain control over the World, as we know it…and, That’s pretty much about it, right there.

      But it all predicates itself upon the problem of Government DEBT, and, why the Governments of the World believe it necessary to play “DEBTOR” to a system that these Governments of ours, pretty much control and regulate.

      You see, if it wasn’t for Governments deciding that being in Debt,

      ….(through usage of Government Treasury Certificates (or whatever equivalents, with respect to other countries and their usages of their central banks), so that their Central Banking systems can have capital to Lend to their Banks, that would turn it around and lend it to us, the people)

      …had a considerable tactical advantage in better regulation of US, through a twist-up version of the ol’ Carrot-and-stick approach, through measures of TAXES with the idea of “paying down” the Debt owed…

      …then, the Governments would devise another way to try regulating us, through the Currency…and through the regulations that would govern the how, when, where, why, and if, of our usages of currency, in General.

      But at its core, Debt held by The people, against Government that issues it, predicates itself, on the would-be holders willingness to believe that if they have to pay debts back to the Bank, or to Creditors, per se, then, so should their Government pay them, much in the same way that People have to pay their Creditors…

      They figure that if they bought the Government promises, much in the same way that Banks lend to them (or, buy up their promissory notes) then as Banks sit and wait on their borrowers to payback with interest…then so should they with Government.

      But that’s been the whole problem, you see…Government CAN’T go “get a job” and “pay their bills” like you or I can. The whole concept, when it’s brought to bear upon Government doesn’t work the same way…

      and the “Creditors” to Government, somehow, can’t, or won’t, understand, that Government MUST TAX in order to pay these “Creditors” Tax-free upon the promises they purchase or acquire in the Marketplace…

      …and these “Creditors” is US. WE the People….

      We’re basically taxing ourselves to stupidity, and desiring to TAX “the Rich” EVEN MORE, just to have Governments continue the “art and science” of “paying down” National Debts…to ourselves, that we buy up in the first place, because we want “guaranteed SAFETY from *uncertainty*” (whatever that uncertainty is….)

      And, as long as a Government can say to their Citizens, “We’re Broke” or “We’re SO MUCH IN DEBT that we need to *pay it down*…”

      Then when calls to SOAK THE RICH, to “pay it down” come from Politicians….

      …then, WE’RE ALL RICH…right down the homeless person picking pennies up off the ground…

      And this is a thing we just can’t help but turn a blind eye toward, when the Political “BLAMING” lens is pointed at the “Wealthy” and “Well-to-do,” we sheep fall for it EVERY TIME…

      What’s even MORE insidious, comes from the OTHER SIDE, who for all practical purposes, doesn’t even believe they’re being played, when…

      ….they say “WE NEED TO TIGHTEN OUR FISCAL BELT, and *BE RESPONSIBLE* with the money, and CUT THE SPENDING, so we don’t *mortgage our Children’s Future*…”

      …because SPEND CUTS, for the sake of supposedly showing how “fiscally responsible” legislatures can be to their “Creditors” and to their Taxpayers, without real understanding, are basically, just TAX HIKES in disguise….

      No, if you really want to combat the Debt, then you’re going to have to be completely honest with the people that you’re burdening with it….

      Basically, when they buy it up, which we’re allowed to do, they’re just holding it against themselves (albeit, with a TON of help, coming foreign-side,)

      and the more they buy it up…the more they’re GUARANTEEING their own ever-increasing TAXATION so they can get paid TAX-FREE…

      And the solution, when, you look at the Components we use, correctly, is very simple.

      Instead of continuing to call for more ways for Government, to somehow “pay down” the National Debt…you make “CREDITOR” and “DEBTOR” switch hats, so to speak…

      NOT, by making the Holder, TURN IN THEIR BONDS or their CERTS, and walk away, to save themselves from the taxation burden that either eats more of their labor, or waters down their money, round-robin style, from Taxation upon corporations that pass along the costs of Taxation, and Regulation, down the line to their customers…

      You sell the Debt holders, on, the Idea of using their held promises as DOWN PAYMENT, BACK TO to the Treasury that Issued that Bond or Cert they now hold, toward purchase of a CD, that’s held at Central-Bank(s), that’s FIVE TIMES BIGGER than the promises they now hold against Government….

      You set up a RECIPROCAL LOAN ARRANGEMENT…where the TREASURY, (that is, at the moment, the “Debtor” in the situation,) lends to the “Creditor”, (at the moment, the BOND/CERT holder, holding the Bond that the Treasury issued,) “switches hats,” in such a way where…

      …the ersatz Bondholder, walks away from the deal with a Certificate of Deposit, that they can not only use as a kind of “MAGIC COLLATERAL” that they could use to have ANY LOAN APPROVED by any BANK….they can also collect the INTEREST just as TAX-FREE, as they would have the BOND YIELDS they were getting, and not only THAT, they can SELL SHARES of that CD in the Marketplace, where the possession of the SHARES would be just as “Magic Collateral” as the Direct Claim to the COD would be….and the SALE of these Shares would be just as TAX-FREE as the promised Maturity would be…

      …and it stands to make the Would-be PRIMARY CLAIM HOLDER to the CD, on account at the FED, or, on account(s) at any Central Bank across the World (Namely, the Bondholder interacting with the Treasury,) to have a very good opportunity….

      …to make MORE MONEY TAX FREE, than what sitting on the Bonds or the Certs would have given them.

      In other words folks, letting go of that BOND, in the right way, with the right Entity to let go of that Bond to,

      ….could let you have the BANKS work for YOU, rather than what you fear, is, the other way around….

      And for its part, The Treasury can walk away from the RECIPROCAL LOAN DEAL, with, the ability to retire that part of the DEBT owed, because the Holder came and used it as DOWNPAYMENT for that CD held so, that’s, five times Bigger than the Bond/Treasury Certificate holder’s held promises were.

      Where THEN, the Treasury can inform the Congress, and, Congress, in turn, can, release the funds that were scheduled, under the MANDATORY-side of the Appropriations of the Revenue, and either move it over into Discretionary Spending, or release it back as a kind of TAX REBATE, and what it boils down to, there…is, TAXES could be lifted off your back. Both with the Corporate-side of the TAX Equation, where, the costs of the Products you buy at the store could LOWER (ergo, your money gets STRONGER!) and maybe, where you’re concerned, at your paycheck levels…where the Withholdings could be LOWERED as WELL…

      In retiring that part of the Debt, held by that Bond/Tbill/DEBTholder, all the Treasury has to do, is, Accept the Bond or Cert back…and Credit the Holder toward the purchase, of that CD, that’s held at the Fed.

      That’s the most SIMPLEST WAY to GET IT DONE, folks…not by Congress telling you they’re “really working hard” trying to “pay down” the Debt to you, in the form of a TAX-FREE Check to Bondholders, needing a SECURITY BLANKET, a NUMBY-CLOTH, if you will, in the form of a GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE, purchased at HALF-THE-FACE-VALUE of that NUMBY-CLOTH…

      Because, as far as I know that people want to scream about ENTITLEMENTS given out to “The ones on WELFARE…”

      The BIGGEST ENTITLEMENT comes in the form of paying interest on that SECURITY BLANKET we allow ourselves to hold against ourselves….just like LINUS, from Peanuts, and his little BLUE ONE…

      Now I know a ton of you are scratching your noggins, wondering how crazy, all of what I just got done writing, (and sleeping,) and writing, on all this is…

      I’ll bet you’re saying to yourself, “uhh, D-mn, this guy is…(Whew!)….Out there….”

      …and this is a bunch of conspiracy nuts, that I’m commenting to, about their World War III piece that one of them wrote, and they’re writing and commenting, about the how the GREAT BIG BOOGEYMAN is gonna get them in the end, to somehow get themselves a Mental Nut, any which way they can get it, somehow…

      Well, you nuts…Do you really want me to show you how, “Out There,” I CAN be?

      Let me prove it to you.

      The VERY SAME US CONSTITUTION, that you so love and cherish…

      …the VERY SAME ONE, which the Founding Father’s words, written on it, has NEVER CHANGED…

      allows you to facilitate the straitjacketing situation that you find yourselves in, right now…

      What if I were to tell you, that that Article1, Section8, Clause5, of that US Constitution we love, does NOT, give Congress the right to “run the money printing presses” every time that they need Money to SPEND?

      No, folks…. it doesn’t…That would be Congress committing UTTERANCE.

      You see, Congress was only set up, with that power, to be the HAMMER, when it takes the guise of the Mint(or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing)…

      Hammers can’t use themselves to make the wood into something for you….

      it NEEDS A USER to USE the HAMMER for something….

      I’m going to continue this comment a little further, later, as it’s getting rather late for me, and I’d like to come back and provide a little more insight that I hope might help things out for you…


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