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Putin’s oligarch killer

Posted by seumasach on March 1, 2012

John Helmer

Asia Times

2nd March, 2012

When the archaeologists of the next millennium excavate, they will find the evidence of a tectonic shift and turning-point in Russian history that took place in the two months between December 28 and February 25.

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The Big Takeover

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2009

This incomparable article tells us pretty well exactly what this crisis is about; not just money, not just fraud, but the direct seizure of power by a financier clique. Unhappily for them they are now emerging into the light of day away from the dark recesses of power in which they thrived and pulled the strings behind the scenes. Oligarchy is having to seize the direct reins of power and formally ratify itself- just look at the composition of the Obama administration. Such a development, however, will prove fatal and can only hasten their end.

The global economic crisis isn’t about money – it’s about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution

Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone

19th March, 2009

It’s over — we’re officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country’s heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.

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The Art of Fraud

Posted by seumasach on September 21, 2008

Cailean Bochanan

21st September, 2008

Much has been made of the collapse of the system which we have been witnessing with ever greater intensity. There is no doubt that the Anglo-American financial system has reached its end: that Washington and London will no longer dominate the world and the dollar and the pound are set to sink into oblivion.

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Defend what democracy we have!

Posted by seumasach on January 7, 2008

Cailean Bochanan

30th November, 2007

The humiliation of Gordon Brown may seem to be fair sport, but there are good reasons for not getting carried away as the Lib-Dem and Tory leaders already have done. They should have been thinking “there,but for the grace of God, go I” for the British behind-the-scenes elite have no particular grudge against Brown: in the new circumstances in which they find themselves, their projects for global domination in disarray, the object of their hostility is nothing less than constitutional government itself, in as far as we can claim too possess it.

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