A Profound Danger To The Dollar’s Reserve Status?

This blog and our larger sibling The Daly Stirrer have since 2012 been following moves in the international community, led by Russia and China to replace the US dollar as the global reserve currency, a status that has prevailed since 1974 when the USA concluded an agreement with Saudi Arabia, then totally dominant as the world’s largest oil producer, that all oil trades would be carried out in dollars – this was the birth of the petrodollar.

This agreement has since then given the USA a huge advantage over its trading partners, but the balance of power in the world has shifted with the break up of the Soviet Union, the liberalisation of China and the emergence of China as an economic power and of Russia as a major supplier of oil and gas.

You can follow the whole currency wars sage at our omnibus page, Currency Wars, and, while The Daily Stirrer is on a break, check out the latest development in the currency wars at Zero Hedge

Official Report On Douma Gas Attack Discredits Warmongers’s Propaganda.

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived,”
Niccolo Machiavelli

syria-chemical-attack-douma-1302933“I was lured with cookies and then sprayed with water,” says alleged child victim of the Douma chemical attack (Picture: Express news )

 

The thoughts of the Renaissance-era’s most famous political philosopher’s are often as relevant today as when he first published them in the sixteenth century and the above quotation describe perfectly the politically motivated allegation that Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad launched a chemical weapon attack on the city of Douma, 10km northeast of Damascus, with nerve gas on April 7, 2018.

More concerning perhaps than the fabrication of the story by Salafist (Islamic extremist) groups (possibly in collaboration with the intelligence agencies of western governments,)  and the ulterior motive behind it, to provoke armed conflict betwen military superpowers, was the readiness of western political establishments and media to believe it. The ISIS / Al Nusra rebels were at the time struggling to hang on to territory that had been occupied by their Islamic State fundamentalist rebellion for seven years, and was under siege by the Syrian Arab Army with Iranian and Russian support. Assad and his allies were on the brink of victory, they had absolutely nothing to gain from an act that could only arouse hostility in the rest of the world.

And yet, apart from the usual chorus of claims from alt_media sources that it was a false flag incident there was little analysis from the mainstream news organisations to point out the inconsistencies in the official narrative.

The last ditch effort to outrage world opinion and put the West on a collision course with Russia, Iran and probably China almost worked when the Trump administration, supported by France’s Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s Theresa May, decided to launch a missile strike against Syria on the back of it.

The last time the major nuclear powers had been so close to direct conflict was the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The fact that the attack came after years of US / NATO provocations of Russia, from the blatant breach of a treaty signed at the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, in which NATO and the EU agreed they would not seek to recruit former Soviet Union states (e.g. Lithuania, Ukraine) or Warsaw Pact members such as Poland and Hungary to western economic and military alliances. In return Russia would allow those states full independence to transform themselves into democracies.

Now many former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact members have full membership of NATO and the EU, with others seeking to join. Further provocations have included the CIA engineered destabilisation of Ukraine, the imposition of economic sanctions and military interventions in third world nations.

In the world view of neocons, neo – liberals cultural Marxists and other regime-change enthusiasts the world is reduced to a gunfight-at-the-OK-corral simplicity in which non-Western nations, the guys in black hats, and the western powers which like to think of themselves as liberal democracies though in reality they are corporate meritocracies, wear white hats. People, individuals and human communities are of no more significance than toy cowboys in a child’s game. In this game however, players are manoeuvring for wealth and power and it is real lives they sacrifice, not plastic toys.

Independent commentators have always maintained that the rebellion in Syria was backed by the USA, NATO and Saudi Arabia. Syria is Russia’s only ally with a Mediterranean coastline and geopolitical strategists see the fulfillment of Saudi Arabia’s long term ambition to build an oil and gas pipeline from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean via Jordan, Syria and Turkey as a way to undermine Russia’s oil trade with Europe.

It was due only to the astute leadership of Vladimir and the Russian government to tolerate a loss of face by offering no response to what was undoubtedly an act of war by Washington and its allies against an ally of Russia and China, that armed conflict, with the possibility of escalation to nuclear warfare, was avoided.

Instead it was agreed that both sides would accept the result of an inquiry conducted by the internationally recognised Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, (OPCW).

Now the initial findings of the OPCW inspectors have been published in an interim report, based on the results of its on-site investigations into claims made mainly by British and French political figures and reported in the most lurid terms by mainstream media that a nerve gas attack took place in Douma on April 7, and it makes grim reading for the army of warmongers on both the left and right of the political spectrum as it does for those with financial interests in the military / industrial complex and the strange, insubstantial creatures who hate capitalism but yearn for a global, authoritarian government.  Many left wing ideologues who’ve made a career out of defending the indefensible, and their brainwashed followers as going to end up looking extremely foolish after asserting that there was irrefutable evidence that Assad’s forces carried out the attack, just as they did after previous allegations of war crimes by ‘fascist dictators’ who stood in the way of US / EU economic hegemony.

The short snippet below, from the interim report, shows it will make very grim reading for those who urged direct western intervention in the Syrian war, and will in the long term damage the case for economic imperialism.

“The results show that no organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products [emphasis added] were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties.”

NO NERVE AGENTS? The gas attack on the strength of which we were meant to go to war was not even a false flag, but a pure propaganda lie aimed at starting a war that would have killed millions in order to remove a dictator who according to the evidence we have, is supported by more than half his people, not because they think his authoritarian government is wonderful but because they know, as we all do now after seeing news coverage of the atrocities inflicted by ISIS and Al Nusra rebels on innocent people, that the government most likely to take over if Assad fell would be more brutal, more theocratic and, in every way, worse.

People who have supported efforts to impose ‘freedom and democracy’ i.e. American style meritocracy on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and all the way back to Vietnam in the 1960s, in their orgies of self righteousness and virtue signalling forget that in a truly free nation, the people should be able to choose their own course into the future. Freedom to accept the model imposed by external powers is not freedom at all.

When Winston Churchill, a dyed-in-the-wool colonialist, expressed the opinion  that, “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” he exposed the way propaganda (fake news to employ the currently fashionable term,) has always been used to mislead the public and manipulate opinion in favour of  perpetual wars waged by the West in the interests of maintaining the elite’s grip on power and ensuring the bulk
of wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a few powerful families.

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First Among Shithole Countries

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Nigeria – burning its oil wealth (Picture: Zero Hedge )

Nigeria was recently rated the poorest country in the world based on the numers living in extreme poverty, moving ahead of India, in spite of the african nation’s oil revenues which amount to several hundred billion dollars over the last decade, a watchdog group has revealed.

The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, as quoted by local media, said Nigeria had earned some US$484 billion from oil in the last 10 years, but the state of its population and infrastructure has only deteriorated. According to the organization, the oil earnings were sufficient to meet the need for an annual US$15-billion investment in infrastructure for the next 33 years, but the funds were not used to do that.

Meanwhile, in its latest report on poverty, the Brookings Institution estimated that the number of people living in extreme poverty in Nigeria had grown to 87 million people, versus 73 million in India.

According to Brookings, poverty in India is falling while in Nigeria, it’s growing at a rate of six people per minute. What’s more, India’s total population is above 1 billion while Nigeria’s is 198 million, meaning those living in extreme poverty are a much higher portion of the population in the oil-rich state.

Lower GDP is one of the factors accounting for the growing poverty despite substantial oil revenues. Nigeria was hard hit by the 2014 oil price collapse and its economic growth slowed from 6.3 percent in that year to 1.9 percent for the first quarter of 2018, Vanguard reports. What’s more, the daily notes, what money has been borrowed to spend on infrastructure in a bid to restart the economy after the price collapse has been very far from sufficient to achieve this goal.

Nigeria is also plagued by very high crime rates that are certainly not helping matters, and neither is the displacement of people from the countryside to the cities. And of course, like anywhere in Africa, corruption in government and public services is a cancer which prevents progress.

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Mr Kenyatta’s win was declared “invalid, null and void” by four Supreme Court judges, who cited “irregularities in the transmission of results”.

A fresh election has been ordered for October.

Half A Million People Flee Sectarian Violence In Central African Republic

September 15: The UN refugee agency says escalating sectarian violence in the remote Central African Republic has increased the number of people fleeing the deadly conflict to its highest level since the beginning of the country’s conflict four years ago. Accoding to a report from Reuters the agency said in Geneva on Friday that more than half … Continue reading

White South Africans Are Preparing For “Removal of All Whites Within Five Years”

May 4, 2017: Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com, Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them … Continue reading

Another Humanitarian Crisis Looms In Africa

February 26: Crop-destroying armyworms ravage parts of Africa, could spread to tropical Asia – UN The caterpillar larvae of an armyworm sits on the leaf of a corn plant, South Africa,PHOTO: BLOOMBERG via Reuters, KINSHASA – The Crop-destroying moth larvae known as armyworms are reported to be ravaging southern Africa and have now spread north to the … Continue reading

2018

Real News Ignored As Both Sides Of Political Spectrum Push Their agendas
A case in point is the real but largely unreported war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, resurgent Russia, and a rising China, ready to take advantage of the US failure to dominate Afghanistan. The outcome of the war, which is economic with only occasional military skirmishes involving proxies, is likely to define the future of the continent and the global power balance.

2017

EU President: Without Millions of African Migrants, Europe Will Be Lost
Brussels is planning to open legal pathways for all migrants “who want to come” says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, declaring that Europe has a “clear need” for mass migration from Africa. This jumped up little pen pushing pouf from Luxembourg is either unaware of the mayhem his beloved migrants have cause or he seriously wants to destroy Europe completely by importing even more violent, sexually incontinent, illiterate, unemployable arseholes …

Half A Million People Flee Sectarian Violence In Central African Republic
The UN refugee agency says escalating sectarian violence in the remote Central African Republic has increased the number of people fleeing the deadly conflict to its highest level since the beginning of the country’s conflict four years ago. Accoding to a report from Reuters the agency said in Geneva on Friday that more than half …

Macron Makes Honest Criticism Of Africa – Get’s Called A Nazi
Emmanuel Macron has been criticised for claiming Africa’s perpetual crisis is due to ‘civilisational problems’ and women having “seven or eight children” hampering social and economic development. Addressing a session of the the G20 summit, the French President was questioned on the possibility of implementing a policy like America’s Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after the Second World War to kick start economic development in African nations.

White South Africans Are Preparing For “Removal of All Whites Within Five Years”
Authoreed by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com, Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them …

South Africa President Proposes Land “Expropriation Without Compensation”
Sooner or later the politically correct left and their anointed successors the special snowflakes wil have to admit it, there is something about Africa that is not compatible with civilised government. I’m not saying that Africans cannot assimilate, many do and are highly successful.but when the apatheid regime was replaced things seemed as though they would turn out differently . But away from the metropolitan areas Mandela’s ‘Rainbow nation’ was always something of a myth,

Mad Dog Gaddafi Warned Of Islamist Attacks On Europe If His Regime Was Ousted
So what did our western leaders, notably the FUKUS axis (France, UK, US) do. They fucking killed him and turned his country into a failed state where the breakdown of law and order and the lack of a coherent government has allowed Islamic extremism to gain a foothold and prosper.

Another Humanitarian Crisis Looms In Africa
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White South Africans Are Preparing For “Removal of All Whites Within Five Years”
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Green Energy Scam Exposed Again

9 June, 2018

This has been a terrible week for the renewable energy business.

Across the world solar energy share prices have crashed. This was caused by a sudden and unexpected decision by China, the world’s biggest solar manufacturer and user, to rein in subsidies.

According to Caixin Global:

China has abruptly put the brakes on solar power subsidies, seeking to stem overcapacity in a sector that has benefited for years from government incentives.

The move caught many in the industry off guard.

The government won’t grant subsidies to any new ordinary solar projects this year. For those that are being built, the incentives will be cut by 0.05 yuan (0.8 U.S. cents) per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Solar stocks have fallen across the board by double digits. It’s uncertain when they will recover.

It hasn’t been a good week for wind energy either. In Britain, the industry has become a national joke because for seven days its wind turbines stood still and produced no electricity. Great news for all the birds and bats they would otherwise have sliced and diced; no problem for the renewables industry troughers who still get their rich subsidies whether the wind blows or not. But definitely unfortunate PR for an industry which would prefer everyone not to notice one of wind energy’s main problems: it’s intermittent – which means that a) it’s not always there when you need it and so b) it requires constant back up from more reliable fossil fuel on standby.

We shouldn’t laugh, except actually we must. Otherwise guys like this will win the day.

 Nuclear power – including existing plants – needs to be remunerated for the zero-carbon power it produces. That must be kept separate from pork-barrel subsidies to dying coal plants. And nuclear lobbyists, please understand: you need to make friends with renewables.

Liebreich – founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance – has done extremely well out of the climate change scare industry. That’s why he can afford to jet freely around the world (not first class, he insists in a subsequent tweet: just economy to Dublin to catch Gorillaz on Skype – as you do…)

So he is revealed as virtue-signalling hypocrite, happy to lecture the rest of us about the need to sit shivering in our cold, dark houses and go everywhere by bike, while his environmental purity does not dissuade him from hopping on a plane from London to Dulin (“not first class,” he tells us, as if it makes a difference to the fuel burned. Simultaneously with his stacking up the air miles and extending his carbon footprint like an Al Gore-style boss he is railing about plastic pollution, the fashionable environmentalist cause of the week, by complaining about artificial plants in the airport departure lounge.

The global warming industry – the Climate Industrial Complex as some are starting to call it – has been estimated as being worth an annual $1.5 trillion, but that was three years ago and like john Steinbeck’s monster and all others of the same genus, it has to grow or else it dies.

Like a lot of renewables advocates, Liebreich has grown rich on taxpayers money from his support for environment scams, making more money than had he been a skeptical scientist carrying out independent research based on real world evidence and not results from mathematical models fed ‘adjusted data,’  or a journalist writing about what a huge con the global warming industry is.

Liebreich gives the game away in a piece published recently about the way forward for global energy industry. He addresses the bogus  dilemma that he claims oil companies face: do they abandon fossil fuel early and move into renewables; or do they extract the last remaining value they can?

This is, of course, the purest green propaganda masquerading as dispassionate business advice. A business advice it is pure bollocks. Most Big Oil company CEOs now, wearing their best shit – eating grins, pay lip service to the Church of Scienceology dogma of wind and mirrors and apologise for the pure evil of their sticky black gold. Behind the masks of course they are happily aware of the reality that renewables still provide a tiny percentage of global energy consumption and that even by 2040 – if you believe BP’s  highly suspect projections, : fossil fuels are still going to provide well over half global energy consumption.

Here is the key passage in which Liebreich gives the game away, admitting that sustainables do not provide a realistic alternative to fossil fuels :

There is no inherent dishonor or immorality in pursuing a Sunset Ride. Even the most ardent climate activist is going to be a user of fossil fuels and petrochemical products for many more decades, and no one with integrity can demonize products whose demand they themselves drive. Dishonor and immorality lie only in attempts to obfuscate or delay the global transition to clean energy and transport, either through lobbying and misinformation or through a failure to strive for the highest standards within one’s own operations. Oil and gas companies need to lead on eliminating fugitive emissions and flaring, and to act with transparency and honor around the world.

In that “dishonour and immorality” bit lies the dirty big secret of the renewables industry which must be protected at all costs by elitist Omerta. Energy from wind and solar power are not reliable, sometimes the wind does not blow sufficiently strongly (or sufficently steadily – wind turbines can’t handle sudden gusts,) and there are cloudy and rainy days even in southern Spain or south California which mean that while geenies in the UK are crowing about ONE DAY in the summer of 2017 when more of our energy “came from green sources” they carefully omit to mention that most of the energy from coal, gas and oil fuelled plants was going down to earth because such equipment cannot be shut down or brought back to optimum speed at the flick of a switch. The same amount of carbon dioxide was being emitted, but the fuel burned was simply wasted.

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The Pain In Spain as Green Energy Policy Fails

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Ever Changing Ocean

The scientists warn us climate change will cause massive extinctions, species will be destroyed, nations will die, the oceans will swamp huge areas of land as sea levels rise and lots of scaremongering stuff like that. But life in the seas has survived much worse catastrophes, much more violent changes than anything we puny humand can conjure up. It is a measure of the arrogance of humans in general and scientists in particular to imagine we puny humans could destroy the planet.also availabe HERE

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China’s Oil Futures Market Gains Momentum

“WTF has China’s new oil futures market to do with us Minds punters?” you might well ask.

It is in fact going to affect us all not just commodities traders, oil speculators and hedge fund managers. The thing is the Chinese (and their BFFs The Russians and Iranians did not just set up this venture because they fancied dabbling in the oil trade.

The launch of the gold backed Petroyouan on the Shanghai financial markets is the culmination of several years manoeuvreing by China and its allies to create a rival trading system to the Petrodollar which has dominated international trade for over forty years. I reported on the news HERE and in several other posts.

Few people are aware of how reliant the US economy has become on the position of the US$ as the global reserve currency. This is because mainstream media never reports on it and TV pundits dare not mention it for fear of losing their lucrative gigs as talking heads on TV. I have talked about it since the very beginning, when Saddam Hussein decided he didn’t need the Petrodollar, modern technology could trade his oil for any currency he fancied. And we all know what happened to him.

Nothing will change overnight, or next month or for several months, but gradually we will see a further shift of economic power from west to east. And that will affect prices, jobs, our standards of living and much more

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Syria airstrike: Russia warns US, allies of ‘consequences’.

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(RAF jet takes of on raid over Syria (picture BBC)

Russia’s Ambassador in Washington DC warned the USA and its allies there will be “consequences” in the wake of the US, UK and French (FUKUS axis)  coordinated air strikes on Syria.

Russia feels threatened by the US decision to strike Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, which Moscow believes was staged by western agents as justification for entry into Syria’s civil war just as the Assad regime’s forces, supported by troops from Iran were mopping up the last pockets of resistance from ISIS and Al Nusra front rebels.

“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences,” Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Friday night. “All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.”

Despite that and previous unequivocal warnings, US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Teresa May and France’s President Macron ordered their nations’ forces to strike military targets in Syria on Friday night. The Russian military operating in Syria was not notified in advance about the American targets, General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters after the attacks.

The US “specifically identified” targets to “mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved,” Dunford said. “We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace. We did not coordinate targets.”

While Trump said that the purpose of the US actions is to “establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons,” Antonov reminded that “the US – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.”‘

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Russia’s U.S. ambassador warns of consequences for Syria strikes – Reuters

Germany, Italy Refuse To Join Deep State’s Syria Regime Change Coalition

U.S.  destroyer USS Donald Cook heads towards Syria on Monday (10 April). (Image credit:Reuters)

As madness grips most members of NATO, with our own British Prime Minister Theresa May trying to out – Trump Trump in her displays of gung ho egomania, two nations at least are taking a more rational view. Italy and Germany have said they will not be involved in, or even support airstrikes on Syria.
Understandable, especially in the case of Germany which is right in the firing line if Putin decides to take out a few East Coast townships, and also relies on Russia for 40% of its energy needs, enough to bring the country to a standstill if the supply is suddenly switched off.

Italy is less dependent on Russian oil and gas, but does export quite a lot of agricultural produce to Russia.

Germany, understanding that involvement in any strike on Syria would further jeopardize its relationship with the Kremlin, stated unequivocally that it will not join any military strikes against Syria in response to the alleged chemical gas attack on an opposition enclave which Russia claims was a “white helmet” false flag, but takes a more diplomatic line by expressing support for Western efforts to show the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Angela Merkel said after meeting Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Berlin. “We support everything that is being done to show that the use of chemical weapons is not acceptable.”

Which is a less direct way of saying “we are happy to do anything except whatever puts us on Putin’s black list.”

Meanwhile in Dublin, Germany’s new Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany expects to be consulted before any Western allies conduct an attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as the allies must be united on the matter.

Earlier, Merkel spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about the suspected gas attack and expressed her concern that the international community’s ability to ban chemical weapons was eroding.” Perhaps this is because of the NATO and the EU’s increasing belligerence in international affairs. For example, the gramdmotherfucker Macron, in an outburst reminiscent of America’s cocksucker president Barack Obama’s reaction to previous reports of gas attacks yesterday claimed he had irrefutable proof that the Assad regime and Russia were responsible for this latest chemical attack, but offered no evidence to back up his claim.

Amusingly, instead of focusing on the nature of the schism between Germany and its allies, Europe’s most powerful nation chose to deflect attention to the lack of a coherent European policy on the matter: an easy excuse in a continent in which there is virtually no cohesion on any matter:

Roettgen urged the European Union to develop a policy for the Middle East as a whole,

Moments after Germany said would not participate any Syrian strikes, Italy too said it took would refuse to participate in any military action against Russia or Assad.

However, just like Germany the Italians announced they would supply logistical support to any military operation against the Assad regime. Which means that the two nations that will lead the attack on Syria when it inevitable comes, whether with or without the US, will be the UK, whose subs are already on location off the coast of Syria, and France, whose slimeball president is just itching to suck up to the Americans.

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