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Russia Envisions a Multipolar ‘New World Order’ as Sun Sets on America’s Unipolar Moment

  • Russia Envisions a Multipolar ‘New World Order’ as Sun Sets on America’s Unipolar Moment
    by Robert Bridge, https://www.rt.com/
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that new centers of global power are working to build a multipolar system to replace US-led Western hegemony. All things considered, Washington should be very relieved.

    In comments that were widely ignored in the Western mainstream media, Russia’s veteran diplomat dropped a bombshell last week, declaring the demise of “the Western liberal model of development,” which he said is “losing its attractiveness and is no more viewed as a perfect model for all.”

    The diminishing enthusiasm over Washington’s plan for a ‘new world order’, a blueprint for global domination that was mentioned by former US President George H.W. Bush in 1991, is not just confined to non-Western countries. Citizens of the Western hemisphere are also increasingly skeptical about Washington’s unilateral ambitions, Lavrov noted.

    This is not the first time Western leaders flirted with the idea of a new world order. Woodrow Wilson, and later, Winston Churchill, were also guilty of it. However, it wasn’t until the collapse of the Soviet Union, America’s ideological arch enemy, that the plan for global domination, with the United States as the supreme authority, grabbed the imagination of Washington policymakers.

    As the late neoconservative Charles Krauthammer bluntly and not a little arrogantly explained, “The immediate post-Cold War world is not multipolar. It is unipolar. The center of world power is the unchallenged superpower, the United States, attended by its Western allies.”

    Washington, drunk from a powerful cocktail of exceptionalism and global hyper power, set out to recreate the planet in its own wonderful image. What could possibly go wrong?

    A global empire is born
    America’s dream of establishing a new world order, which seems to be just a euphemism for ‘global empire’, required a major offensive from multiple sources: from the patriotic and propagandist studios of the mainstream media and Hollywood, to the sprawling US military-industrial complex, to the Federal Reserve, which enjoyed – and still enjoys – fiat currency dominion as many global transactions continue to be done in US dollars.

    Indeed, the willingness of the United States to bring its economic power to bear against friends and enemies alike has been a disturbing trend of late. Presently, Washington is attempting to instigate civil disorder and potentially regime change in countries like Venezuela and Iran – two members of OPEC – by the imposition of severe sanctions. The very same methods were used in the past prior to full-blown military conflict in places like IraqLibya and Syria.

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April 20, 2019 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dollar Dominance Under Multiple, Converging Threats

  • Dollar Dominance Under Multiple, Converging Threats
    by , https://dailyreckoning.com/
    For years, currency analysts have looked for signs of an international monetary “reset” that would diminish the dollar’s role as the leading reserve currency and replace it with a substitute agreed upon at some Bretton Woods-style monetary conference.

    That push has been accelerated by Washington’s use of the dollar as a weapon of financial warfare, including the application of sanctions. The U.S. uses the dollar strategically to reward friends and punish enemies.

    The use of the dollar as a weapon is not limited to trade wars and currency wars, although the dollar is used tactically in those disputes. The dollar is much more powerful than that.

    The dollar can be used for regime change by creating hyperinflation, bank runs and domestic dissent in countries targeted by the U.S. The U.S. can depose the governments of its adversaries, or at least blunt their policies without firing a shot.

    But for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
    As the U.S. wields the dollar weapon more frequently, the rest of the world works harder to shun the dollar completely.

    I’ve been warning for years about efforts of nations like Russia and China to escape what they call “dollar hegemony” and create a new financial system that does not depend on the dollar and helps them get out from under dollar-based economic sanctions. These efforts are only increasing.

    Russia has sold off almost all of its dollar-denominated U.S. Treasury securities and has reduced its dollar asset position to almost zero. It has been amassing massive quantities of gold, and has increased the gold portion of its official reserves to over 20%. Russia has almost 2,000 tonnes of gold, having more than tripled its gold reserves in the past 10 years. It has actually acquired enough gold to surpass China on the list of major holders of gold as official reserves.

    This combination of fewer Treasuries and more gold puts Russia on a path to full insulation from U.S. financial sanctions. Russia can settle its balance of payments obligations with gold shipments or gold sales and avoid U.S. asset freezes by not holding assets the U.S. can reach.

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April 19, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ron Paul Liberty Report: ‘Pompeo Has Lost His Mind!’ — China Fires Back On Venezuela

  • RonPaulLibertyReport Streamed live on Apr 16, 2019
    The Chinese government delivered a rare rebuke to Washington after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of meddling in the affairs of Venezuela. Accusing China of harming Venezuela by trading and investing in the country is insane. He has a point.

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April 19, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Diplomats Question Pompeo’s Sanity

  • RT America Published on Apr 16, 2019
    The Chinese ambassador in Chile referred to US State Secretary Mike Pompeo’s criticism of Chinese investment in Latin America, which he termed a “debt trap,” as “malicious” and “absurd.” He called Pompeo a “hypocrite” and said he’s “lost his mind and gone too far.” RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca reports for News.Views.Hughes.

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April 19, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Full De-Dollarization Ahead! Russia Becomes The Largest Buyer of Gold in World!

  • Russia Insight Published on Apr 16, 2019
    The amount of Russia’s international reserves broke the 5-year record. As of April 1st, 2019, it stands at $487.8 billion, according to the data published on the Bank of Russia’s website. The last time the amount of international reserves was at a similar level was in April of 2014. The maximum was reached on August 1st, 2008. when the reserves were $596.5 billion. The amount of Russia’s international reserves broke the 5-year record. As of April 1st, 2019, it stands at $487.8 billion, according to the data published on the Bank of Russia’s website. The last time the amount of international reserves was at a similar level was in April of 2014. The maximum was reached on August 1st, 2008. when the reserves were $596.5 billion.

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April 19, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Scientists Create Human-Monkey Hybrid

April 18, 2019 Posted by | Science & Technology | , , | Leave a comment

US Militarism Feast on China & Russia Threats – Ron Paul to RT

  • RT Published on Apr 17, 2019
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    The US should step away from belligerent rhetoric and wind down its wasteful militaristic policies, former congressman Ron Paul told RT, after its Secretary of State accused Beijing and Moscow of bankrolling the Venezuelan leader.

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April 18, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keiser Report: China in the Gold Buying Spree

  • Keiser Report: China in the Gold Buying Spree
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Max and Stacy discuss the significance of the Chinese central bank openly reporting that they are buying gold. They also discuss bitcoin prices reacting immediately to the release of Fed minutes indicating concern for “financial instability.” Max interviews author, financial commentator, and comedian Dominic Frisby of DominicFrisby.com about the latest on bitcoin and gold markets. Regarding gold, they ask whether or not the record gold buying from central banks will ever impact prices.

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April 17, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , | Leave a comment

Lavrov: A New World Order Is Replacing A Globalist World Order

  • The Duran Published on Apr 15, 2019
    The Duran Quick Take: Episode 140. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine Sergey Lavrov’s recent statements at an annual meeting with students and professors, where the Russian Foreign Minister noted that a ‘New World Order’ is being formed out of reaction to ‘blackmail and pressure’ from the existing globalist, centralized world order.

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April 17, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia & China Abandon USD as Trade War Erupts at Top of Credit Cycle | Alasdair Macleod

  • Reluctant Preppers Published on Apr 12, 2019
    Are you being told there’s a perfect storm converging on our financial lives from all sides? Jus​t at the credit cycle is peaking, the real economy from housing to retail and beyond is creaking and straining, the stock market is starting to roll over, President Trump and the Chinese are escalating a full-on trade war. Add to this that China and Russia are pivoting at record speed away from the USD, dumping US treasuries, creating non-Dollar trade, and most ominously – hoarding gold as never before in history – all in preparation for what is coming. Alasdair Macleod, head of research at GoldMoney.com, returns to Reluctant Preppers to report on the international economic trends and to ask, “What will you do if you wake up one morning and your the US Dollar isn’t worth anything?” Join us for this mind-opening examination of what comes next!

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April 16, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Warns “New World Order” Being Formed

  • Russia Warns “New World Order” Being Formed
    Authored by L.Todd Wood via Tsarizm.com, via https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared today that the Western, liberal model of society is dying, and a new world order is taking its place.

    Lavrov made the comments at his annual meeting with students and professors at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

    “The Western liberal model of development, which particularly stipulates a partial loss of national sovereignty – this is what our Western colleagues aimed at when they invented what they called globalization – is losing its attractiveness and is no more viewed as a perfect model for all. Moreover, many people in the very western countries are skeptical about it,” Lavrov said.

    According to him, global development is guided “by processes aimed at boosting multipolarity and what we call a polycentric world order.”

    “Clearly, multipolarity and the emergence of new centers of power in every way requires efforts to maintain global stability and search for a balance of interests and compromises, so diplomacy should play a leading role here,”
    Lavrov went on to say.


    “Particularly because there are a lot of issues that require generally acceptable solutions.”

    These include regional conflicts, international terrorism, food security and environmental protection. This is why we believe that only diplomacy can help make agreements and reach sustainable decisions that will be accepted by all.

    “The US and its allies are trying to impose their approaches on others,”
    Lavrov noted. “They are guided by a clear desire to preserve their centuries-long dominance in global affairs although from the economic and financial standpoint, the US – alone or with its allies – can no longer resolve all global economic and political issues,” he said.


    “In order to preserve their dominance and recover their indisputable authority, they use blackmail and pressure. They don’t hesitate to blatantly interfere in the affairs of sovereign states.”

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April 15, 2019 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jim Willie: An Armada of Black Swans

April 12, 2019 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What You’re Not Being Told About Gold, the USD & the Euro | Rob Kirby

  • Reluctant Preppers Published on Apr 9, 2019
    ​Proprietary analyst and founder of KirbyAnalytics.com, Rob Kirby, returns to Reluctant Preppers to expose hard-hitting facts about the prospects of the US-China Trade talks, geopolitical tensions in Venezuela, multiple major world economic powers rolling off the USD standard, and mind-opening behind-the-scenes revelations you never heard about the Euro and the controversial trust of gold worldwide. Better buckle up for this one, folks! Article mentioned in this interview: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-0…

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April 12, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Gold Standard Make a Comeback Soon as Nations Losing Trust in Fiat Money?

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Will Gold Standard Make a Comeback Soon as Nations Losing Trust in Fiat Money?
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The current fiat money system that originates from 1973 may be replaced by digitalised commodity-based currencies in the future, Marc Friedrich, a German economist and bestselling author, told Sputnik, predicting that China may play first fiddle in the establishment of the new order.

    With the US dollar and euro steadily losing their purchasing power over the past decades, people are turning to monetary systems backed by precious metals or commodities, says Marc Friedrich, a German economist and bestselling author.

    “Unbacked [fiat] money systems have always had the tendency to fail”, Friedrich told Sputnik Germany. “We can see that now, after the dollar has lost 80 per cent in purchasing power since 1971. The situation is no better for other currencies with the euro having lost a third of its purchasing power since its introduction. People are more inclined to backed currencies.”

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April 11, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

China – Russia Hoarding Gold, Not Dollars

  • RT America Published on Apr 10, 2019
    China continues its gold-buying spree in anticipation of the US dollar’s demise as the global reserve currency. Professor Richard Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss what this means about shifting US standing in the world.

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April 11, 2019 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment