Friday, October 10, 2014

Kauilapele's blog: NEO 10-10-14… ” Russia in Negotiation with China for alternative SWIFT Bank system”

The thing is, HSBC already owns SWIFT! And you can't get more Asian than HSBC! -AK

NEO 10-10-14… ” Russia in Negotiation with China for alternative SWIFT Bank system”
Posted on 2014/10/10 by kauilapele

rather felt this item was quite significant. Read on… -KP


Russia in Negotiation with China for alternative SWIFT Bank system

Russia and China, the two strategic Eurasian nations, are moving clearly to ultimately break free of the stranglehold of the Dollar System. On September 10 high-level talks took place between the two countries discussing establishment of an interbank money clearing system independent of the US-controlled SWIFT payments system. If enacted it would represent a major step in being able to defend their economies from Washington’s newly-developed weapon of financial warfare against a country that does not behave just as certain powerful circles want.

On September 10, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov met in Beijing with his Chinese counterparts to discuss setting up a system of interbank international transaction clearing that would replace or could, in event of increased US and EU sanctions, replace the SWIFT interbank payment mechanism. According to Shuvalov after his talks in Beijing he stated to the press, “Yes, we have discussed and we have approved this idea.”

Russia is reacting to the current escalating financial warfare being initiated via Washington economic sanctions against key leading Russians as part of the current Washington agenda of recreating the tensions and confrontations of the Cold War in their effort to drive a bloody wedge between the EU countries, especially Germany, and Russia. This past March, under strong US pressure, the EU unanimously adopted a series of sanctions against key Russian individuals close to President Putin. The sanctions came as a response to the independence referendum in Crimea in which the vast majority, some 93% of voters opted to request membership in the Russian Federation and secession from Ukraine.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, SWIFT, is one of Russia’s primary links to the international financial system. Bloomberg reported that on August 30, ironically just after Russia had proposed in Minsk terms of a ceasefire between the Kiev Government and east Ukraine rebels, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government proposed that the EU escalate its Russia sanctions warfare by blocking Russian banks from SWIFT clearings.

Were that to happen, it would be tantamount to a declaration of full economic war between the EU and Russia. The consequences for the EU would clearly be devastating, something Washington or leading Wall Street circles would, no doubt, chuckle about in a kind of Schadenfreude. Already US-imposed EU sanctions against Russia have begun hurting the German economy significantly.

Blocking Russia from the SWIFT system would be very serious and result in equally tough retaliatory actions by Russia. Excluding Russia from SWIFT would cause problems in cross-border banking that would disrupt trade.

The latest Beijing talks reveal that Moscow is not na├»ve about the intent of certain Washington circles to escalate the pressures on Russia to a new Cold or even Hot War. China and Russia are also in discussions around creation of a new international credit rating agency independent of the politically-manipulated US credit agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poors. These moves between the two leading members of the Eurasian Shanghai Cooperation Council countries, and also the two major countries of the BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa—follow the decision this July in Brazil by all BRICS states to found an alternative to the Washington-controlled IMF and World Bank, creating a BRICS Infrastructure Bank and currency fund.

Parallel to these moves to decouple from the chokehold of the dollar system, Russia and China are negotiating agreements to conduct major energy trade in their own currencies and not, as has been the accepted practice since the 1944 creation of Bretton Woods System, via the US dollar. Since August 1971 when President Nixon decided to break the legal tie between the US dollar and gold, US power has rested on a system where, whether the dollar rose or collapsed, all nations would be forced to trade using US dollars for oil, commodities and ordinary trade.

When the Euro first challenged that “reserve currency” role of the US dollar after the 2008 financial crisis, Wall Street and the economic warfare unit of the Obama Administration, the Working Group on Financial Markets, known in Washington as the “Plunge Protection Team,” headed by the Secretary of the Treasury and including the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Chairman of the SEC and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, coordinated what became the “Greek crisis,” de facto Washington and Wall Street full-scale financial warfare attack on the stability of the Euro, using the Federal Reserve, rating agencies, Wall Street-financed hedge fund speculators and the Treasury of the United States to create the Euro crisis. The dollar rose dramatically as a result and the Euroland economies have been devastated and weakened ever since.

Clearly China and Russia and other key emerging economies have understood Washington’s new financial warfare weapon, perfected since the financial measures of September 11, 2001, allegedly against money laundering by international terrorists, but clearly applicable to all banks in the world today. The world is nearing a decisive “tipping point” economically and financially and the creation of a joint Russian-Chinese alternative to SWIFT would add a large nail in the dollar coffin. Washington and Wall Street are unlikely to accept that nail without responding. We are in a new era of global warfare since the US-financed Ukraine coup of February, 2014.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”
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The Cooler

by American Kabuki
October 10, 2014

We are born into life seeking answers.  Seeking experience.  We are born with bountiful imaginations, children really don't distinguish that much between the imaginary and "the real". Neither do our dreams. As we grow up, we encounter what some call "the partners in contrast". Could be the little kid how stole your Tonka truck just to watch you cry.  Or the mystery person who stole the beautiful new bike you got at Christmas with the streamers and shiny paint.

Or the nasty little girl who told you you the lie that you were ugly and nobody liked you.  Simply because you were more beautiful than she was.  But you believed the lie, and you inculcated that belief about yourself into your being.  You simply yet old enough to see some humans have the crazy idea they can increase their light by blowing out someone else's candle.

It starts small in life, and its usually not a permanent cast of characters - although some as adults fall into the energetic gravitational well of needing to constantly be the center of attention - and most of the time they don't care if the attention is good or bad as long as it is on them. They will employ any ruse, lie or insult to be that center of attention and throw you off balance.  And they always seem to play in your life at vulnerable moments.  We've all had these people in our lives, sometimes they are mates, sometimes our business partners, sometimes our children or parents.

I am wondering if maybe "partners-in-contrast" is a misnomer.   Its not really a contrast at all, mirrors don't have contrast.  Contrast implies a light and a dark.  Its all One.  If we are truly the Creator experiencing the Creation, perhaps these characters who come in out of our lives or more "Coolers" of your magnificence to test what you are made of?  Will you remember?  Will you remain true to that remembrance?   Or will the molasses like energies of physical incarnation mire you down like so many others on this planet?

The illusion of separateness is actually quite fragile.  There's hierarchy of "Coolers" at work constantly and has vast systems working tirelessly to suppress the light that is you, to maintain the illusion of separateness.   They will create vast databases of your imperfect moments in the imperfect and corruptible realm of separation,  to show you at electronic speed (and for some reason humans equate speed with accuracy) that you are somehow less than what you really are. And you often believe them because they sound so official and authoritative.  Mind you they never hold themselves to that same scrutiny.  

We are all taught the laws of probability.  Casinos are based on them.  Scientists have said there's a randomness to the quantum world - and most people have taken that to mean its an immutable law of randomness.  But what if its not a law that things are random?  Perhaps randomness is just the way things are when human consciousness is asleep?  What if randomness is just un-manifested potential? And that randomness skewed with a few rules is what makes it so the House always wins?

I have heard about remote viewers who can view roulette wheels when they will be most likely to pay out.    They discreetly use Vegas as money machine, for if Casino's catch on to them they don't allow them back in.

Everything in the systems of this world are designed to keep in a low vibration, what they put in your food and drink, what they put on TV News, what they advertise to you, are all set to lock you solidly into mental confines of what others say and think about you. And of course they script that too.  For if you know who you are, and who you been, that randomness is seen for what it truly is, un-manifested potential looking for an awakened consciousness to play with.  Its all Eternal Essence.

William H. Macy played a character in a movie about a Las Vegas Casino.  He was a "Cooler" who's luck was so bad, that casinos paid him to sit next to lucky gamblers.   The man was a born loser because he thought so little of himself, and he had taken to heart what so many women had told him, that he was a loser.  So he became a loser. And he was good at losing.  He created losing.  He made his sad little salary in a Casino throwing his energy into the mix of those who are so vibrational high and joyful they seem to win every hand. And Casinos don't make money that way.. People lost simply from being in proximity to the Cooler.   He affected the local environment of probabilty - of unmanifested potential - so that the odds of probability (which are predictable) ruled and the House always won - sometimes even more than the odds would predict.

In the movie, The Cooler, meets a woman who gives him unconditional love. Love he never experienced before from a woman and unlike any he had known before.  He was the man nobody wants to be, or be around.  Suddenly he has joy.  Suddenly he has love for her and himself.  He can no longer bring down other people's energy and make them loose the black jack hands or at the crap tables or roulette wheel, he enhances their joy at winning.

His financial livelihood and life and limb are now in danger from the mafia-boss casino owner because he has known love and can't skew the odds into the negative anymore. This of course infuriates his casino manager who is there to make money.   He beats the crap out of him. The Cooler faces a daunting decision, LOVE AND LIFE or going back to what was financially "secure"and familiar albeit painful and self-degrading life he knew before.  The Casino manager sees him as forgetting "his place in life", to make him rich.

You have a right to love. You have a right to dignity.  And you have a right to manifest your full quantum potential.    And you don't have to sit next to a Cooler.  You don't have to be a Cooler either. But its all choice right?

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