Tremonti Warns of Another Crash

Tremonti Warns of Another Crash

As longtime RogueMoney readers and listeners know, there's a reason the powers that be are amping up racial and red state vs. blue cities/urban/rural divide tensions. Whether the fights are about Confederate statues few black or white paid attention to before or the legacy media's demonization of President Donald Trump from 'Putin's puppet' to Klansman/'Nazi'/'White Nationalist': it's all a big distraction from the American and western economies coming apart.

Even Germany the star performer and outlier is slowing down under the weight of general EU stagflation exacerbated by sanctions designed to fuel FUD and wreck trade with Russia -- though the mainstream media are generally downplaying signs of slumping German growth or stagnation to boost Chancellor Angela Merkel's reelection to a 4th term. The Canadian and Australian housing bubbles pumped up by easy money and Chinese buying sprees are popping. Commercial real estate followed by the rent is too damn high bubble in the U.S. are certainly next. 

The central bankers know it's game over for the Fed put extend and pretend game they've played since 2008 -- hence the rumors of war with North Korea abroad and attempts to whip people into genuine fear of a second Civil War at home. -- JWS

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How China’s Shenzhen Grew From Fishing Village into Major Financial Centre

How China’s Shenzhen Grew From Fishing Village into Major Financial Centre

Shenzhen started out as a market town with a population of around 30,000 people, located on the route of the Kowloon-Canton Railway. In 1979, Shenzhen was promoted to city-status and in 1980 it was designated China’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ), through the initiative of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.

The removal of restrictions on business, its advantageous geographical location and the development of transport infrastructure caused a rapid inflow of investment from Hong Kong and other regions into the SEZ.

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Two Paradigms, One Choice

Two Paradigms, One Choice

The strategic significance of the Aug. 11 telephone conversation between President Trump and Xi Jinping, as emphasized at the time by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, was further evident in yesterday's publication in Xinhua of China's "readout" on that call. It emphasized the same essential points contained in the earlier White House readout—including the need for a peaceful, negotiated solution to the Korean crisis—but added in conclusion that, "on the Korean nuclear issue, Trump said the United States fully understands China's efforts in resolving it, and is willing to continue to keep close contacts with Beijing on major international and regional issues of common concern."

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Ukrainian Rockets' (North Korean) Red Glare

Ukrainian Rockets' (North Korean) Red Glare

Hours after we published a RogueMoney article on the U.S./NATO buildup against Russia in and around Ukraine, The New York Times reported that the Ukrainian rocket engines firm Yuzhmash illicitly shipped powerful boosters to North Korea. These engines originally designed in the Soviet Union for ICBMs like the SS-18 'Satan' are said to account for North Korea's major leap in missile range achieved in recent tests. Yuzhmash is of course, like many other Soviet legacy Ukrainian industries, facing ruin due to the cutoff of trade with Russia since 2014.

With the recently passed UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions supported by Russia and China potentially opening the door to sanctioning any nation that proliferates nuclear or missile technology to Pyongyang, not suprisingly Yuzhmash and the U.S.-backed Kiev government are denying everything. But the story is coming at a difficult time for Kiev, as a growing number of Americans ask why neo-Nazi and torchlight marches chanting 'blood and soil' are unacceptable in Charlottesville, Virginia but sponsored by the American taxpayer and Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain via funding for the Ukrainian National Guard's SS rune flag waving Azov Battalion... 

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The Javelins of August: Deep State Plans for Escalation in Ukraine

The Javelins of August: Deep State Plans for Escalation in Ukraine

One of the fallacies of modern warfare is that weapons, not fighting men, win wars. The motivation of Donbass native volunteers to defend their homes and home towns remains higher than that of Ukrainian conscripts to bleed and die for the idea of a 'united Ukraine' or 'repulsing Russian aggression'. This is a problem Washington's politicians, the CIA and the Pentagon have not been able to solve in three years, after humiliating Ukrainian Army defeats in Ilovaisk outside Donetsk, the still unacknowledged by Kiev late July/early August 2014 slaughter of UAF personnel in the 'southern cauldron' along the Russian border, and the rout in the crossroads town of Debaltsevo. But that doesn't mean the neocons have given up trying.

On August 1, the neocon mouthpiece Wall Street Journal editorial board admitted the objective of supplying the Kiev government with new Javelin missiles isn't victory over the 'separatists', but killing Russia's proxies and Russian advisers in the Donbass. One problem with that, and the very good reason the Obama Administration hesitated to take a step the supposed Putin-installed Trump White House is now considering, is that attrition can go both ways. Russia is more than capable of upping the ante -- including via proxy targeting of NATO advisers who 'aren't' officially observing just behind the front lines of the conflict. Moscow could also tear up gentlemen's agreements it maintains with Israel against arming the likes of Hezbollah or arm the Yemenis capable of killing America's Saudi/UAE allies in the Mideast...

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Southfront Interview with The Saker, 08-12-2017

Southfront Interview with The Saker, 08-12-2017

Southfront.org, one of the Russia Analyst's go to sites for maps and updates on the Syria conflict, has posted their interview with my friend Andrei Raevsky aka The Saker. In this hour and forty minute plus interview, the Florida resident discusses his background, including a dismissal from the Swiss military's general staff after earning degrees in strategic studies from Johns Hopkins. The Saker also mentions some of his favorite themes, including the fact that sanctions target Europe as much as Russia, and the degeneration of multiple and often contradictory American foreign policies run by the White House, CIA, and Pentagon (with the latter two groups insurgents killing each other in Syria as recently as last summer) into 'not-agreement capable' (недоговороспособны).

"God forbid" The Saker half-jokes, "that peace or cooperation would break out" according to Donald Trump's campaign promise to improve relations with Moscow. "It's absolutely fascinating to observe, that basically the masks [the deep state has worn] are slowly but gradually falling off." -- JWS

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A Deep Dive into the Origins of Russiagate and the Current Attempt to Spark a Color Revolution to Overthrow President Trump

A Deep Dive into the Origins of Russiagate and the Current Attempt to Spark a Color Revolution to Overthrow President Trump

Saturday's tragic car ramming and violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia demonstrate the attempted Balkanization of American society along racial lines after the collapse of the US bubble economy since 2008. It also is an example of provocateuring and racial incitement to distract Americans of all races and walks of life from the globalism behind their downward mobility. As the Russian Analyst and V the Guerrilla Economist warned RogueMoney readers and listeners months before Donald Trump's election, the tactics of colored revolution and Maidan used by the globalists to overthrow governments seen in Ukraine and across Eurasia would be brought home to America.

Another globalist gambit the Russian Analyst warned about as far back as 2015 in his 'Lowdown Dirty Psyops' series would be taxpayer funded propaganda and 'fakeint' to 'link' preppers, three percenters, militia members and the Ron Paul influenced patriot movement to neo-Nazism and alleged Russian (dis)information operations. With even 'alt-lite' tweets like #FireMcMaster promoted by pro-Trump independent journalists such as Mike @Cernovich now blamed in Reuters, Washington Post and other globalist media outlets on 'Russian bots' (without the German Marshall Fund think tank having to present any actual evidence for these assertions to the presstitutes), those warnings are now confirmed in real time... -- JWS

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With rumors of a new SDR cryptocurrency to replace sovereign fiat, was Bitcoin and other cryptos simply an experiment?

With rumors of a new SDR cryptocurrency to replace sovereign fiat, was Bitcoin and other cryptos simply an experiment?

Over the past week there has been a great deal of discussion in the alternative financial media about China's ACChain digital platform and the coming creation of an eSDR cryptocurrency to replace sovereign fiat as the next global reserve currency.  So with this revelation coming to the fore, perhaps one question needs to be asked regarding cryptos such as Bitcoin and the nearly 1000 other private ones.

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War Hype Around North Korea—While Steps Are Being Taken To Begin Talks

War Hype Around North Korea—While Steps Are Being Taken To Begin Talks

While the legacy and alternative media hype surrounding a potential war on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a crescendo, Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) reports quiet diplomacy is underway to defuse tensions. This week Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed Moscow's stance that a nuclear North Korea is unacceptable, while repeating Russia's 'freeze for freeze' offer to Pyongyang for suspension of major U.S. and South Korean exercises in return for the North freezing its ballistic missile and nuclear testing activities. China warned through state owned media that a missile attack by the North against the U.S. would be unacceptable and lead to Chinese neutrality (read: a potential economic blockade against Pyongyang), while warning against any American attack on North Korea. In short, the Eurasian giants China and Russia appear to be coordinating their diplomatic overtures to Washington.

For this reason, the Russia Analyst concurs with the Guerrilla Economist, London Paul and W the Intelligence Insider that a second Korean War is exceedingly unlikely to break out in the near future. -- JWS

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Russian Ministry of Health and VEB Bank Launch Blockchain Project

Russian Ministry of Health and VEB Bank Launch Blockchain Project

The rollout of blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives in the Russian Federation continues. The state owned Vnesheconombank, which has experienced major cash flow issues under U.S. and EU sanctions since the return of Crimea to Russia and the war in Donbass began in 2014, is joining with the Ministry of Health on using the blockchain technology for patient histories. -- JWS

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