Monday, 21 November 2011 14:20

Bankerster Coup d’etat

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    “The ascension of Mario Monti to the Italian prime ministership is remarkable for more reasons than it is possible to count. By replacing the scandal-surfing Silvio Berlusconi, Italy has dislodged the undislodgeable. By imposing rule by unelected technocrats, it has suspended the normal rules of democracy, and maybe democracy itself. And by putting a senior adviser at Goldman Sachs in charge of a Western nation, it has taken to new heights the political power of an investment bank that you might have thought was prohibitively politically toxic.”

What price the new democracy? Goldman Sachs conquers Europe

    With all the commotion as Greece and Italy teeter on the brink of financial default, its becoming obvious the bond holders and international banksters are attempting to impose a neo-feudal system of debt bondage and peonage on the world’s citizens. In the midst of this intrigue and manipulation little has been mentioned about the fact the leaders of Greece and Italy sold their people out to the vampire bankers then immediately stepped down only to be replaced by representatives from the international banks!

     With pressure building to save the bond holders and banks, George Papandreou the prime minister of Greece initially announced he would introduce the issue as a referendum to be voted on by the Greek people. His decision  meant the Greek people would vote whether or not they would shoulder and pay off (over several generations)  the massive debt their government created. No amount of election rigging by the bankers and their politicians flunkies would make that happen.  Papandreou’s announcement instigated a firestorm in elite international banker circles. Their puppets in the media immediately denounced him and his European political peers were so relentless in their chastisement of him, he reneged on the popular vote referendum idea then worked with the legislature to force passage of crippling austerity measures. Then to add insult to injury he stepped down so the banksters could get their man in. His replacement was  Lucas Papademos former vice president of the European Central Bank a privately owned banking cartel which functions just like the US Federal Reserve Bank which is also a privately owned cartel. Papandreou sold Greece to the bankers and skipped merrily on his way.

        This same scenario played out in Italy. Italy like Greece is in deep financial difficulty. The country is also looking down the barrel of a major economic collapse and default. The prime minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, no stranger to scandal and controversy resigned immediately after he and the Italian parliament passed a budget the bankers and bond holders needed to insure they would not be left holding the bag on billions of toxic loans and debt. The deal calls for the citizens to bare the brunt of the repayments via austerity and suffering. Like Greece’s Papandreou, Berlusconi was replaced by an international banking  insider, Mario Monti. Mario Monti is an international advisor to the global vampire investment banking firm of Goldman Sachs. That’s all you need to know to see the fix was in. Neither Papademos nor Monti were  elected by the citizens of Greece or Italy respectively !! So what we are witnessing is a global coup d’etat by the banksters.

    But this is nothing new, the banksters have done/are doing the same thing in Africa. For example the new president in Cote d’Ivoire is Alassane Ouattara a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). After a controversial election against the incumbent  Laurent Gbagbo, Alassane Ouattara who was backed by the US, France and the UN declared himself the victor despite the opposition of the Cote D’Ivoire Supreme Court. After being threatened with Western military intervention (like the West unleashed months later on Libya) Gbagbo withdrew his claim to the presidency. Now a former IMF functionary Ouattara runs the West African country of Cote d’Ivoire where (surprise, surprise) major reserves of oil have been discovered. 

     In Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is president. Like Ouattara in Cote d’Ivoire Sirleaf is a former global loan shark employee. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a former World Bank, Citibank and Equator Bank, a subsidiary of HSBC (Europe’s largest bank)  employee. She was recently reelected to a second term as president and will continue her role as a sock puppet for Western neoliberal interests. Oh by the way there is oil in Liberia too. It appears we are witnessing a global initiative by the elites to take over governments and central banks and replace the heads with their people.
    “Goldman Sachs' senior European economist Ben Broadbent is leaving the firm to become a member of the Bank of England's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee. Broadbent has been a senior European economist at Goldman Sachs since 2000. If Mario Draghi becomes head of the European Central Bank (He's the favorite to replace Jean-Claude Trichet after Trichet completes his term), Goldman Sachs will have former employees at the New York Fed (William Dudley), the Bank of England and the ECB.”

    “Goldman Sachs is a global bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, asset management and prime brokerage. It provides financial advice to corporations and governments around the world. Its executives can be found in all key levels of government - Mark Carney, head of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Friedman, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank and Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary (USA) and Otmar Issing, a one-time board member of the Bundesbank and ex-chief economist of the European Central Bank.  Goldman Sachs are the world's foremost experts on taking over large institutions and running them. Their people - current and former Goldman Sachs executives - have been quietly advising world leaders on economic policy for years. No one is in a better position to take over and manage the world, for their own profit. It was only a matter of time before they put their expertise into use.  Goldman Sach's plan is simple: run the economy into the ground and step in to save the day.  Look at the results so far. In two European countries, elected leaders have been removed and replaced with executives with sweeping powers. What's not apparent from news reports is that the new leaders of Italy and Greece are closely connected with Goldman Sachs.  Lucas Papademos, named new Greek Prime Minister was former head of Greece's Central Bank, where he worked closely with Goldman Sachs to help the Greek government mask the true extent of its deficit. Mario Monti was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs from 2005 until his nomination to lead the Italian government. He also worked closely with Goldman Sachs to reduce the apparent size of Italian government debt.” Op-Ed: The Goldman Sachs project — New world government

    Of course this is not just happening in Europe and Africa, it is happening here in the US too. Goldman Sachs is the revolving door for the US Secretary of the Treasury and the firm seems immune to fraud prosecution by the SEC or the Justice Department.  We now see just how corrupt the US is. Congressional insider trading and investment deals where our congress critters profit from exclusive information and opportunities their status as lawmakers provide reveal how pervasive and endemic the corruption is. The US is as much a banana republic as any “third world” nation ever was. Recently I saw a cartoon on the Website  that showed a jail cell jammed with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators/protestors with a caption saying arrested for protesting financial crimes. Adjacent to that pane was the picture of an empty cell with the caption saying bankers arrested who created financial crisis. What’s wrong with that picture?

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Junious Ricardo Stanton

Junious Ricardo Stanton is a long time writer, journalist and broadcaster committed to the liberation of Africans world wide. His goal is to encourage Africans to think critically and assiduously work to free ourselves from the debilitating psychological manacles of Eurocentric propaganda and global political and economic hegemony. His column From The Ramparts appears in numerous newspapers, Websites and E-groups. In addition to and in conjunction with his writing, he produces and hosts several Internet radio programs: The Digital Underground which airs live Sunday from 12 Noon to 2 Pm Eastern time on , The Cyberspace Sanctuary which is in daily rotation on the Blake Radio Network’s ( ) Rainbow Soul Channel and Message In The Music a music program that airs daily on the Blake Radio Network’s Music Massage channel.