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In a recent, previous four-part series; I described in detail the “ economic rape” of Europe, via the fraudulent manipulation of its debt markets by Wall Street’s economic terrorists. To date, the primary weapon-of-choice for these terrorists are credit default swaps.

What is critically important as we watch the debt markets of Europe destroyed one-by-one is precisely that: this method of destroying these nations’ debt markets must currently be conducted individually, since they each have their own separate debt market. Apparently the Wall Street terrorists consider this to be too much work, as a few months ago they came up with a “better idea”: the Euro Bond.

The principal here is very simple. If European nations merge their debt markets in this manner, then what Wall Street has done first to Greece, and then Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and now France; will be done to all Euro nations simultaneously – including Germany. For those who still don’t understand this process, the mechanics are equally simple.

Through fraudulently manipulating the prices of credit default swaps – ‘pretend insurance’ which is fraudulent even on its surface – the Wall Street terrorists can manipulate a nation’s interest rates up (or down) to whatever number they choose. Why do I insist on calling this fraud “economic terrorism”? It is all plain arithmetic.

The wealthiest nation on Earth could have a “national debt”of $1, however at an interest rate of “infinity” that nation would be instantly bankrupted. At one time, critics of my position might have been able to argue that this was hyperbole and/or hypothetical. They can do so no longer – not when the proverbial “smoking gun” is staring us in the face.

Back at the very beginning of the made-in-Wall-Street “Euro debt crisis”, I wrote a commentary detailing how the economic fundamentals of the U.S. were much worse than those of Greece. Since that time, Greek interest rates have been pushed-up to roughly fifty times the level of U.S. interest rates – despite the more rampant insolvency of the U.S.’s economy.

With Greece’s interest rates having been pushed above 100% by these terrorists, it is not mathematically possible for any economic policy to restore solvency to Greece. To illustrate that point to people on this side of the Atlantic, we need only look at what would happen if the more-insolvent U.S. had the same interest rates as Greece.

Interest payments on the U.S. national debt would be more than four times total government revenue. What would that mean in practical terms? Even if the U.S. government eliminated 100% of every single government program/department (including the entire U.S. military), tax revenues would have to be quadrupled – just to pay the annual interest on the debt, with the debt itself never being repaid. That is what the Wall Street psychopaths have done to Greece, and it obviously cannot be described as anything other than “economic terrorism” (and debt-slavery). And they are in the process of doing this to every other nation in Europe.

Finally one of these governments has taken a tentative step in “calling out” the U.S. on this economic terrorism. Today the government of Hungary called the latest “downgrade” of its national debt by Moody’s a “financial attack”. The evidence is overwhelming.

Hungary’s government debt has been downgraded to “junk status” by Moody’s, while the hopelessly insolvent U.S. economy still maintains its own totally fraudulent “AAA” credit rating” (at least in the eyes of most of the financial world). Put aside current interest rates, and there is no nation in Europe whose economy is nearly as insolvent as that of the U.S.

Yet even after another sham-effort by the U.S. to rein in its out-of-control deficits was a complete failure, the U.S.’s fraudulent credit rating remains intact – while European interest rates get driven to more and more usurious levels despite major initiatives to control their own spending. In Europe they haven’t simply been talking about “austerity”.

With official, national interest rates for most of the world’s major economies now having absolutely no connection to economic fundamentals, the only possible word which can describe such a reality is “fraudulent”. And now the Wall Street terrorists (with the aid of their propaganda machine) are attempting to coerce these governments into choosing permanent debt-slavery: the Euro Bond.

The transparency of this economic terrorism is beyond “obvious”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is essentially the last major European hold-out in resisting this debt-slavery, because Germany has the most to lose. So what do we immediately see? An “attack” on Germany’s debt-market. The message couldn’t be clearer: “resist us, and you will be the next Greece”.

The tactics of the U.S. propaganda-machine in trying to make the Euro Bond sound like a palatable option are laughable. The propagandists presented “three proposals” ranging from full, binding debt-slavery to a “Euro bond lite”. This last proposal, the real “hook” of the propagandists, is intended to look appealing to Euro governments – in comparison to the other draconian options.

However, once a “Euro bond” is created in any form, Europe’s fate is sealed. Recall the evolution of this “debt crisis”. Each of the so-called (serial) bail-outs which have been undertaken has been presented as a “final solution”. And each time, before the ink had even dried on the latest deal, the Wall Street terrorists were already at work driving interest rates higher – to whatever nominal level was needed to again render the target(s) of their terrorism hopelessly insolvent, and thus needing a new bail-out.

It would be exactly the same should Europe’s cowardly traitor-governments acquiesce to a “Euro bond lite” – where each nation would not be “jointly liable” for the debts of the others. The Wall Street terrorists would immediately push-up interest rates on the Euro Bond with their fraudulent credit default swaps, and then they would tell these slave-governments that the only way to “save themselves” (i.e. the next “final solution”) would be for these governments to agree to full, Euro bond debt-slavery.

With apologies to all of the more rabid “Lord of the Rings” enthusiasts, let me paraphrase a piece of famous verse from that classic novel:

One Bond to rule them all, One Bond to find them,

One Bond to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Wall Street where the Shadows lie.

Back at the end of July, I predicted with absolute certainty that the “Euro Bond” was both the pinnacle of this campaign to impose total debt-slavery on Europe, and the clear “next step” in this economic terrorism. That obvious prediction has now come to fruition. With only the weak-willed Angela Merkel playing the role of “Frodo” against the “Dark Lords” of Wall Street, the situation could hardly be more dire – or hopeless.

At the same time, “escape” from this debt-slavery is equally obvious. European governments must simply renounce the entire credit default swap market, and rule all these fraudulent contracts “null and void”. The precedent has already been set here, with China’s government previously and unilaterally ruling many of the fraudulent derivatives contracts targeting its own economy to be null-and-void.

As vile as it is to watch the terrorists of Wall Street inflict this “economic rape” on all of the peoples of Europe, even more reprehensible has been how these traitor-governments have submitted to this economic terrorism. There has not been such a shameful example of “appeasement” to tyrants since Neville Chamberlain rolled-over for Hitler immediately prior to World War II.

It is a precedent upon which everyone should be focused today.

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Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, December 17, 2011
Thanks for the link Manchuze. I'll try to get to it later today.

Yes, when I talk about "bond burning" I'm simplifying, but not by much. ALL these bonds can be burned, BUT innocent stakeholders (i.e. public institutions and ordinary investors) would be re-issued non-tradeable bonds by the defaulting government.

Because these new bonds would be non-transferable, they would not trade in global markets - and thus would be IMMUNE to the fraud in the CDS market. That would wholly protect innocent victims AND wipe out the bond parasites and banksters.
manchuze
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written by manchuze, December 17, 2011
Great article from Morgan Rose from Finance Oligarchy about Europe's 'Big Break'. Nice to see some hope for Europe after all this one-sided slander against the PIIGS (GS terminology)from the Anglo-American financial bullies, the rating agencies and the monolithic press. Really great insights about how Europe can get tough if they want to. Bond Burning is too simplistic but there are measured steps that can be taken. And he explains why Cameron had no choice but to back out of new EU treaty because he is a slave to City of London bankers.
http://financeoligarchy.blogspot.com/
daveyboy
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written by daveyboy, December 01, 2011

I still think you are looking at this in too much of a cut and dried scenario. I conclude that when so many figures are selling a new world order meglomania idea to the public, that is about demoralising, ruining, destroying the sovereignty of said nations and emerging with a United States Of Europe which will provide the solution. They have worked too long on this behemoth central dictatorship called the E.U to watch it burn. I would also like to know that in very basic terms how do they manipulate the price up continually? there has to be a long and a short, so who is taking the other position? also if it is being manipulated upwards, then how can it be so easy to do? surely the thousands and thousands of trades, each with different purposes, i.e. hedging on a 10 mintute trade, going long on an hour trade etc, will not make the resulting outcome cut and dried?

paxjds
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written by paxjds, November 28, 2011
Eurobonds backing up bonds in Europe. Thats like new Pink dollars backing up the green dollars. Paper backing up paper; or should I say nothing backing up nothing.
The ECB will be just as idiotic as the Federal Reserve Bank with QE1&2. They are just kicking the pile of paper dong down the road again, stalling the economic collapse. If it happens, bet on Gerrmany withdrawing from the Euro! The Germans are not going to pay for bailouts of the eoro nations deficit spending and free loading.
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 28, 2011
What is the solution then? Media here keep saying that ECB should take more action and that a Eurobond issued by ECB is the only solution for this crisis. But i agree with you that the banking mafia will never stop. Also dont you think its strange that Germany allowed the IMF to enter Eurozone?


Goldbug86, the "solution" is the epitome of simplicity: take all those stacks of "European bonds" and have a great, big, BONFIRE !!!! (Or should I have said "bond fire"?) smilies/cheesy.gif

"Time For Europe’s Bond-Burning Party"

http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22058:time-for-europes-bond-burning-party&catid=45:international-commentary&Itemid=133

"Greek Default And A World Without Big Banks"

http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22329:greek-default-and-a-world-without-big-banks&catid=45:international-commentary&Itemid=133
goldbug86
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written by goldbug86, November 28, 2011
What is the solution then? Media here keep saying that ECB should take more action and that a Eurobond issued by ECB is the only solution for this crisis. But i agree with you that the banking mafia will never stop. Also dont you think its strange that Germany allowed the IMF to enter Eurozone?

Cheers for another great article.
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 27, 2011
Dylan, what you described is how the debt markets (and CDS contracts) are SUPPOSED to work.

The actual CREDITWORTHINESS of nations drives both their interest rates AND CDS prices.

However, when the idiot-leaders of Europe allowed the Wall Street terrorists to turn their "debt markets" into an EXTORTION RACQUET this is what we ended up with.
Dylan
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written by Dylan, November 27, 2011
And I thought I had it figured! I totally understand the burning down neighbour`s home and collecting insurance 50 times over analogy.
It is just that I thought the less creditworthy a country, the more the premiums for CDS contracts go up. And the greater the demand for CDS contracts, the less creditworthy a country appears to investors. Wouldn`t shorting the CDS contracts themselves dilute their value and thus have the opposite effect and actually take the heat off the greeks?
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 27, 2011
No, Dylan, all they need to short are the CDS contracts. Understand that the "CDS market" is LARGER than the debt market it insures (LOL!) - meaning the "tail can [literally] wag the dog".

Yes, the Wall Street terrorists can make FAT gains from these contracts, but their PRIMARY purpose (as I said in the piece) is as a "tool" to create permanent debt-slavery across Europe.

The mechanics here are EXACTLY like "insuring" your NEIGHBOUR'S home against fire, burning down your neighbour's home - and then collecting on the insurance. These are "criminal transactions" in every meaningful sense.
Dylan
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written by Dylan, November 27, 2011
Jeff, When you say these contracts are shorted - do you mean that the bonds are shorted due to increased purchase of CDS contracts driving interest rates up on the bonds (and also driving the price of the CDS premiums up)? Am I correct then that the vested interests are making money from selling appreciating CDS premiums and also, because they are currently the holders of these bonds,profiting from the increased interest rates?
This then would correspond with the upward leg of the CDO bubble as the banksters made money on the way up, and the ever increasing interest rate payments started to take their toll on the subprime mortgage holders. This would also mean that the worst is yet to come as when THAT bubble burst, the insiders (counterparties) were positioned to receive the unprecedented proceeds from the CDS bets (without owning any toxic debt)funneled into their unregulated hedge fund accounts. They knew ahead that the government would step in to "bail out" AIG/channel illegal gains into banksters accounts. So, they made even MORE money on the way down.
So, correspondingly when a country like Greece finally defaults, I believe the insiders will be positioned to receive the payouts from the CDS contracts on the defaulted bonds. This in turn will trigger all the sellers of the premiums into a crisis like before but magnified and all the other countries in the EU will be required to "bail them out" so that the "sky will not fall."
The shamestream media will make no mention of the fact that it is all a giant shell game. The counterparties are one and the same as the private owners of the primary dealers that control the central banks and also one and the same as the bond parasites and also one and the same as the owners of the insider hedge funds that make up the Shadow bankers. The whole circus is for our distraction so that we will stand in confusion as we are raped.
That`s my take as I understand it. I do like to oversimplify things but am I on the right tracks?
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 27, 2011
Thanks for the support Manchuze. Here's the mechanics of the CDS market.

Credit default swaps are (supposed) "insurance" against default, even though obviously a handful of banks can't "backstop" a $60 TRILLION insurance market. So we begin with the fact that this is FRAUDULENT "insurance".

When these contracts are SHORTED, it essentially drives up the "insurance premiums" on these contracts, and is DIRECTLY priced into the market as "increased risk" on that bond debt.

What happens when "risk" rises? Interest rates rise. Thus the banksters can simply pile MASSIVE shorting on these contracts, and LITERALLY drive interest rates to ANY NUMBER they want.

Meanwhile, many of the HOLDERS of these insurance contracts (i.e. the "chumps") are European banks. Thus this economic terrorism hits on two fronts: making the GOVERNMENTS insolvent through fraudulent interest rates, and making the Euro BANKS insolvent - by forcing pay-outs on contracts they were NEVER capable of honouring.
manchuze
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written by manchuze, November 27, 2011
Great article Jeff, and it follows well with your other Rape of Europe and Bond Burning articles. Another viewpoint is offered by Paul Craig Roberts who observes the same financial terrorists and identifies Goldman Sachs as the main culprit.
http://www.activistpost.com/20...man.html
I still dont understand how CDS works. Yes I can see the transaction between GS and AIG and how it turned out. That much I can accept though why AIG bet the farm I dont understand. Please clarify how CDS works in the Europe sovereign debt crisis. Who is selling the CDS and who are the counterparties? And how do they manage to jack up interest rates on these bonds? Is it a closed system of US bond terrorists or are European banks part of it? Please explain.
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 26, 2011
I feel that the best way to rein in these bankers is to declare all interest payments null and void and then outlaw interest(not just usury) unlawful for once and for all.


Samix, my original prescription for "benign default" involved simply waving all (or at least most) interest on the sovereign debt of the debt-sinners - since as we both know it is the INTEREST not the PRINCIPAL which makes these debtors insolvent.

The bond-parasites would have been "made whole" since they would have gotten their principal returned to them, and the PEOPLE would have viable economies.

Instead, the bond-parasites have just kept squeezing and squeezing - piling on $TRILLIONS more in debt with their fraudulent manipulation of interest rates.

The time for "half-measures" is OVER. The bond-parasites have shown themselves for what they really are: evil Oppressors seeking to impose permanent debt-slavery on the peoples of Europe through a combination of fraud and "economic coercion" (i.e. blackmail).

It's time for the bond-burning party!!
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 26, 2011
Jeff, have not the Banksters placed several of their money people in as heads of state in Greece and Italy; in essence throwing democracy out the window? Are we starting to see modern day Vichy governments being installed with forced debt payments being paid to the new Fascist rulers; THE BANKSTERS ? Dont Banksters create this supposedly debt out of thin air, then "Tax" the governments to pay the Stipend Payments, in essence each citizen is paying a special tax to the Banksters with the government acting as the middle man to the Gangsters, I mean Banksters? Is this not a Modern Form of Slavery? A Form of Protection? Loan-sharking? Extortion?
Or is it just old fashion kickbacks to the Banksters (the wealthy 1/4 of 1%) that have been standard procedure in the third world for decades?
Surely, it must mean that the Magna Carta, the US Constitution, the French Revolution, etc were for naught, as Slavery for the masses is still the rule of order by the Banksters and their Governmental Puppets.
Where are the great legal minds of today, as they no longer sit on the highest courts in any country on the planet? Have the great lawyers been bought off, and if so, why not I, or you the reader, the humble slave of the Banksters? I guess the Banksters do not want honest slaves in their employment, just dump ones who keep paying their Mafia like tax!


Yes, Paxjds, I've told myself to cut down on my usage of the phrase "Goldman Sachs Stooge", but they are EVERYWHERE. It doesn't take long for psychopaths to figure out where the "greenest pastures" lie, and so doing their "stint" at GS can be thought of as an apprenticeship for Satan.

Sadly, none of the great "victories" for the ordinary people of humanity are PERMANENT. They require great vigilance to MAINTAIN in the face of the eternal "class warfare" waged by the ultra-wealthy. Or we require even GREATER wisdom and determination to RE-ESTABLISH those victories once the ground has been lost.
samix
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written by samix, November 26, 2011
If this Euro bond becomes a reality, then "Welcome to the United States of Europe", I wonder if this would signal the banksters to now jump ship from the US to Europe, just like Second world war was a signal to jump from UK to the US of America.

I feel that the best way to rein in these bankers is to declare all interest payments null and void and then outlaw interest(not just usury) unlawful for once and for all.
paxjds
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written by paxjds, November 25, 2011
Jeff, have not the Banksters placed several of their money people in as heads of state in Greece and Italy; in essence throwing democracy out the window? Are we starting to see modern day Vichy governments being installed with forced debt payments being paid to the new Fascist rulers; THE BANKSTERS ? Dont Banksters create this supposedly debt out of thin air, then "Tax" the governments to pay the Stipend Payments, in essence each citizen is paying a special tax to the Banksters with the government acting as the middle man to the Gangsters, I mean Banksters? Is this not a Modern Form of Slavery? A Form of Protection? Loan-sharking? Extortion?
Or is it just old fashion kickbacks to the Banksters (the wealthy 1/4 of 1%) that have been standard procedure in the third world for decades?
Surely, it must mean that the Magna Carta, the US Constitution, the French Revolution, etc were for naught, as Slavery for the masses is still the rule of order by the Banksters and their Governmental Puppets.
Where are the great legal minds of today, as they no longer sit on the highest courts in any country on the planet? Have the great lawyers been bought off, and if so, why not I, or you the reader, the humble slave of the Banksters? I guess the Banksters do not want honest slaves in their employment, just dump ones who keep paying their Mafia like tax!


Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 25, 2011
Dylan, thanks a lot for the background info on Hungary. I did not know the political context here, and so did not know that I happened to stumble upon a leader with some remaining integrity.

Sadly, I caught a brief item in the news about the bankers working to "re-establish" themselves in Iceland. Perhaps the analogies about the banksters being like vampires or parasites was not the best one. Perhaps we should have simply equated them with CANCER.

No matter how SURE you might be that you have rid yourself of this plague, it can return without notice...
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, November 25, 2011
Jeff,
I appreciate your attempt to illustrate this situation as simple as you can.
But, I'm trying to understand. I know it will "kick in".
I've read were China was going to or thinking of attempting finance the Euro debt. Is this a wrong understanding ? And since China is a major world player, are they a target or are they taking the correct measures to keep themselves covered?
Thank You
Earl


Earl, China has certainly TALKED about stepping up. However, one would have to assume that the Chinese understand what is going on here. NO ONE can back-stop a debtor nation with infinite interest rates.

China would be pouring large sums of money down the drain (i.e. into the pockets of the bond parasites and banksters) and getting nothing in return but some (temporary) "goodwill".
Dylan
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written by Dylan, November 25, 2011
Particularly pertinent article for me Jeff, having spent 12 years in Hungary, being married to a hungarian and having a half-hungarian son. It is becoming clearer to me with every passing minute that what holds this tyrannical system together is deception and fear. Once you see the debt based, derivative driven racket for what it is - a giant fraud, the only thing holding you back from renouncing it is fear of the consequences. Viktor Orban is one of the few remaining politicians with any shred of integrity. Many people (and businesses) in Hungary have been mired in the Swiss franc loan debacle. Trying to pay off an already unbearable debt with an ever depreciating currency is bringing many to their knees. When the Swiss franc took a hit, Orban stepped in and FORCED the banks to ALLOW the "debtors" to pay off their "debts" in one fell swoop, something they previously could not do. Those who could, did just that. In return, the vile, vested interests took their revenge and hammered the forint, screwing the remaining swiss franc loan debtors and downgrading the national debt. The fact that an entity like Moodys is given the authority to declare anything a credit risk is orwellian double speak on steroids.
Orban has rattled the cage before, he gave the head of the central bank a 75% salary haircut.
Now they are out to get him but he is no Paperandou. It remains to be seen if other countries watch the jackals surround him OR declare a global
I AM SPARTACUS, tie themselves to the mast and endure the "sky is falling" song of the vampire squid until it expires for all time.
scobes9999
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written by scobes9999, November 25, 2011
I have heard that too Earl and was curious how they would fit in to the solution ( if you can call it that).
Earl
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written by Earl, November 25, 2011
Jeff,
I appreciate your attempt to illustrate this situation as simple as you can.
But, I'm trying to understand. I know it will "kick in".
I've read were China was going to or thinking of attempting finance the Euro debt. Is this a wrong understanding ? And since China is a major world player, are they a target or are they taking the correct measures to keep themselves covered?
Thank You
Earl

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