Editor’s Pick: For Nazi Industrialists And Hitler’s Banker “All Was Forgiven”

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In recent years, there has been much shock and stunned reactions among the general public as one after another banker avoided any prison time, despite perpetrating (and benefiting from the subsequent bailout) the biggest financial crisis know to mankind.

But is this shock warranted? The simple answer: no.

Consider the case of countless Nazi financiers and even Hitler’s personal banker, Hjalmar Schacht. What do they all have in common? Aside from (or perhaps due to) practically all having walked through the secretive corridors of the Bank of International Settlements, the one truly disturbing common theme is that virtually all avoided any significant prosecution for their participation in the Third Reich. In fact, as the following excerpt clearly reveals, the basis of Germany’s Fourth Reich, which in Adam LeBor’s words, “would be a financial, rather than a military imperium” was the work almost exclusively of Nazi financiers and bankers. And, of course, America’s backing and support of said Nazi bankers and industrialists.

Because when it comes to political winners and losers, the bankers will gladly support them all, and as such, no matter their prior actions, global financiers – who can and will bring down with them the entire financial system – have a perpetual immunity from the law, even if it means trillions in taxpayer bailouts, or hundreds of millions of casualties.

So the next time anyone is outraged that Lloyd or Jamie or Jon are not only walking free but have hundreds of millions in their bank accounts, advise them that if “all is forgiven” to Hitler’s personal banker, then there is clearly no hope that the judicial system will ever bring those criminals known elsewhere as “bankers” to justice.

The following is an excerpt from TOWER OF BASEL: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World by Adam LeBor. Reprinted with permission from PublicAffairs.

CHAPTER TEN: ALL IS FORGIVEN

When detained in Dustbin, among a number of references to the financially great he pointed out that the President of the BIS, Mr. McKittrick of the United States, would be able to speak favourably of him.

     — British intelligence report on Hermann Schmitz, CEO of IG Farben, while held prisoner at Kransberg Castle, aka “Dustbin,” December 1945

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Desacrated shrines, by Dagmar Henn

Note: this is the first article sent to me by the Saker Community representative in Novorussia, Dagmar Henn, from the German Saker Blog.  Dagmar has had a tough trip, with very little opportunity to write and only sporadic and slow Internet connections (this is, after all, a war zone).  I hope that this will be a first of a series of eyewitness reports by Dagmar about the reality of life in Novorussia today.

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Desacrated shrines

by Dagmar Henn

We stop in front of a burnt-out church. This is Petrovsky, one of the areas most affected by Ukrainian shelling. The destruction seems completely accidental, a shelling lottery  that left ruins between untouched, immaculate buildings. This is a suburb with small single-floor houses built with red bricks, surrounded by green metal fences, squeezed between mines, factories and railroads. The whole landscape is dominated by the artificial hills, left by a century of mining, that still show their raw stoney faces.

This building was built in the 19th century as an administrative building, tells Alexandr Kolesnik, a member of the Novorosian parliament, later turned into a school and eventually transformed into a church, during perestroika. All the women in our group cover their heads. Stanislawska, one of our guards, rushes to the Turkish photographer to ask for the neckerchief around his neck, when shenotices [deletedthat’] I don’t have anything on me that could be used as concealment, so I end up entering the place with his grey, cotton scarf over my hair. What once was the central room, is now an open ruin. Black marks slide down from the gawping holes that used to be windows, and the smell of burnt wood lingers in the air, even though the fire died down weeks ago. The roof of the entrance still exists, only now as a ceiling of charcoal. This is Donetsks tiny version, of Coventry cathedral.

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Eurasia as we (and the U.S.) knew it is dead, by Pepe Escobar

President Xi on a tour of Pakistan, where he is expected to offer approximately $50 billion in investment.
President Xi on a tour of Pakistan, where he is expected to offer approximately $50 billion in investment.

Move over, Cold War 2.0. The real story, now and for the foreseeable future, in its myriad declinations, and of course, ruling out too many bumps in the road, is a new, integrated Eurasia forging ahead.

China’s immensely ambitious New Silk Road project will keep intersecting with the Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union (EEC). And that will be the day when the EU wakes up and finds a booming trade/commerce axis stretching from St. Petersburg to Shanghai. It’s always pertinent to remember that Vladimir Putin sold a similar, and even more encompassing, vision in Germany a few years ago – stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

It will take time – and troubled times. But Eurasia’s radical face lift is inexorable. This implies an exceptionalist dream – the U.S. as Eurasia hegemon, something that still looked feasible at the turn of the millennium – fast dissolving right before anyone’s eyes.

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Conversation: Historian William Blum on the Empire

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President of ECB gets a message from the people

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The biggest star of today’s ECB’s press conference was not Mario Draghi but 21-year-old German feminist, Josephine Witt, an ex-Femen activist who jumped on Draghi’s desk wearing an “ECB Dick-tatorship“, a slogan she repeatedly screamed as she was led away by security guards. She threw paper copies of her demands at Mr Draghi, while showering him with confetti that were created from her finely chopped up manifesto.

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According to the Telegraph, “to gain access to the press conference, the ECB said Ms Witt “registered as a journalist for a news organisation she does not represent”. Ms Witt told The Telegraph that she ha d pretended to be working for Vice Media, knowing that they hire many young reporters. The central bank said that it is investigating the incident.”

Ms Witt said she would continue to engage in “hardcore activism” in response to what she believed was an “undemocratic” ECB. She added that recent protests in Frankfurt during the opening of the ECB’s new offices were a reaction to Mr Draghi’s leadership. “[He] never got a mandate, never got voted for or elected,” she said.

He imposes policies on these societies that are completely undemocratic,” she added. A friend of Ms Witt said she opposes what she describes as “European neo-liberalism”, and argued that the ECB cannot act “without a state of surveillance, of police and violence”.

The friend stated that Ms Witt wants “peace and happiness for our lives, for Greece, and for all countries around the Mediterranean sea.” Her aim is to introduce a new political order to replace the European Union, with “democracy, civil rights, solidarity, and no borders”, the friend said.

She criticized the ECB for believing itself to be “master of the universe”, warning that “you will hear our outcries louder, brighter, inside and outside your halls, everywhere, and you shall deserve no rest”. She nicknamed the letters “papillons”, in reference to the messages distributed by French resistance fighters during the Second World War. Papillon is French for butterfly.

As can be read in her manifesto (below) she said: “I do not expect this illegitimate institution to hear my voice, neither to understand my message.” Making reference to her “butterflies” she continued: “Today I’m just a butterfly sending you a sentence, but be afraid more are coming.” The activist was dragged from the ECB’s press room and taken to a police station in Frankfurt. She claims she was held for around two-and-a-half hours before being released without charge.

A closer read of the manifesto:

We own our own lives –

and in the face of the overwhelmingly powerful external
environment of the ECB’s monetary police,
sometimes it’s hard to remember.

We own our own lives –
and they’re not the chips in the ECB’s gambling game,
not to be played with, not to be sold, not to be devastated.

We own our own lives!
-will be the outcry of those who face repression,
when we begin to see our poverty not as personal defeat or unchangeable destiny.

ECB,
master of the universe,
I come to remind you that there is no god,
but there are people, behind those lives,
and if you rule instead of serving,
you will hear our outcries louder, brighter, inside and outside your halls, everywhere, and you shall deserve no rest.

And while the ECB can only persist in its autocratic hegemony, depending on states of surveillance and police,
finally, the daily violence is enrooted here,
we will find our radical answers
and act with no violence against those human disasters.

Because we will not accept the insane narrative that the ECB wants to impose to all people wherein even freedom of speech and dignity can be sold to the bank in order to survive. Persisting in its arrogance against the people, the ECB increases perilously its own debt to them. A press conference is not enough to call it “democracy”.

I do not expect this illegitimate institution to hear my voice, neither to understand my message,
it would be too much to ask,
but I know for a fact that a lot of people do understand very well the matter.

Today I’m just a butterfly sending you a sentence, but be afraid more are coming. We will take back the power over our own lives.

The ECB’s debt is not yet paid.

Surprisingly coherent for a 21 year old.

Source: ZeroHedge

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Cornwall’s ‘Twin towers’ : a ‘French’ cash cow in Britain, by Paul Matthews

“The past 150 years have seen a significant increase in the toxicity of both domestic and industrial wastes. The waste stream used to consist mainly of natural products, such as paper, wood and fabrics – neutral wastes which seldom caused problems. But nowadays, many products include high levels of heavy metals and, in addition, synthetic plastics such as PVC, whose disposal has caused enormous health and environmental problems, plus a toxic legacy for future generations”. Dr Vyvyan Howard 2005 [1]

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Mauled by a voracious «zombie» economy, we are playing with fire in more ways than one. As if haunted by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, our era is now a byword for physical and moral decay. A logic of asymmetric warfare and a headlong flight from reality pervades many levels of Western civilization, sucked dry by unprecedented political and financial corruption. The following story is inspired by the principle that in the microcosm, one beholds features of the macrocosm. The issue this time : the future of a comely parish in Cornwall by the name of St Dennis (Tredhinas in Cornish) and with a population of just under 3,000 souls.

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6 Days Left to Crowdfund Russia Insider! – Let’s Give a Final Push (Video Update)

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A huge thank you to all of you who have given!

We’re already spending your money on improving the content, so look for some big improvements in the coming weeks and months.

If you haven’t gotten around to it, please join the 700 other people who have donated, and make your voice heard!  Help us to produce better journalism about Russia and produce better media criticism. It is so badly needed.

The campaign ends shortly after midnight (New York time) on Saturday of this coming week (the 18th).

Even if it’s only a couple of dollars – what matters even more is that more people get behind this.

That sends a message!

Source: Russia Insider

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THE HILLARATOR

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The “Hillary for America” memo:

Campaign will be guided by following principles:
“We are a team”, “We are a diverse, talented family”, “we are disciplined”, “we are humble”, “we know the importance of having fun”, “we are open to a diverse range of views”, “we are responsible”.

Campaign will be guided by Hillary’s “bedrock values”: “hard work, service, fairness and faith in the American Dream.”

And don’t forget the overarching principle, “I’m itchin’ to launch a god-damned war in January 2017. See you in the barricades, bitches.”

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