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What’s Happening with Brazil Elections & Bolsonaro? + Brazil Economy/Currency & the Role of the US (Ask Lada + Predictions)
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‘The reason Brazil is being thrown into extremes is because neither politics nor economy work…’ ~Lada Ray
Teresa mc: Lada, this weekend Brazil is going to vote and I’m puzzled with what’s going there. The cabal took the PT from power, now is demonizing Bolsonaro and favoring the candidate of PT. I’ve seen videos proving that many horrible accusations made to Bolsonaro are taken out of context. Not that I like him, but this big mess doesn’t make sense to me… I’m curious about your insight 🙂
In my comprehensive report on the ex-president Dilma Rousseff impeachment and Brazil’s 2016 color revolution I said that the situation, much like that proverbial pendulum, swung very far in the opposite direction and away from the socialist PT, Dilma and ex-president of Brazil Lula da Silva. It would take a long time for it to stabilize in some sort of equilibrium. Our Earth Shift Patron, Masaki (Akaida), helped me with the comprehensive report in question. Read it on FT: Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, Rio Olympics and BRICS. Lada Ray Report and Predictions.
We are now observing the fallout of what happened in 2016, and before. The many problems of Brazil spilled out during and after that color revolution. The center-right president Temer wasn’t enough and his actions didn’t calm down the situation a bit. The problems of Brazil persist, and only a drastic change can shift it into a better plane.
IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF BRAZIL, WE NEED TO FIRST LOOK AT ITS ECONOMY:
It doesn’t help that the economy of Brazil, like many other Latin American countries, is tightly woven into the US economy. Dilma tried to diversify out, but too late. The economy was already on the downswing when she began.
Brazil tried to get a better balance through the BRICS. But again, the economies of export and natural resource-oriented countries were down, and the biggest members of the BRICS, who could help Brazilian economy to recover, are better positioned for economic cooperation within Eurasia, and also Africa. The countries I am talking about are, of course, China, India and Russia. These countries would rather work with each other and those countries where the return on investment is much higher.
Therefore, Brazil is very much isolated, economically and geographically.
Another thing is the high valuations of the Brazilian real. I won’t go into technical details, but suffice it to say that this happens because of the dependency on the US, where the dollar is manipulated in such a way as to produce inflation in Latin America and other countries.
Export economies, such as China and Russia, keep their currencies artificially depressed to discourage manipulations (we’ve seen plenty of attacks on the ruble, as one example). This also makes these countries’ exports competitive, thus helping domestic economy. We also see the relatively under-valued currencies of Australia and Canada, as other examples of same.
Relatively high valuations of the Real are making Brazil economy especially inflexible and uncompetitive. It also produces an illusion that Brazil’s salaries and standard of living are higher than they actually are. In reality, there is a lot of poverty in Brazil and people are simply not well to do, as a rule.
It has to be noted that the inability or unwillingness (corruption in many cases) to properly manage the local currency is a common affliction of Latin American countries. The economic/monetary dependency on the US, and in some cases also on the UK, as well as, to a lesser degree, on the EU/Spain/Portugal, is playing a very bad joke on the economies of the region. Some learned to live with it and others are struggling.
This problem is at least 150 years of age and it began at least in the 19th century, possibly 18th. No matter how they try, L. American countries are unable to break out of this vicious circle of dependency.
THE ENTANGLED BRAZIL POLITICS & BOLSONARO
The reason the country is being thrown into extremes is because the economy doesn’t work. It worked, as I wrote in the above referenced big report, only when the commodity prices were sky-high. That carried the entire country and rose all the ships. But it turns out that Brazilian economy is unable to function well when the going gets tough. In the report, I compare it with Russian economy, which has been surviving, and often thriving, in much more challenging circumstances (this doesn’t mean, of course, that Russian economy is problem-free).
The most important thing to understand is that Brazil had a lot of major problems swept under the rug for decades, and even centuries. Now they are coming out in some ugly forms. Until these problems, some of which I’ve outlined above, are resolved, the shaking and turmoils will continue. In this regard, Brazil reminds me a little of Ukraine. But thankfully, it seems saner.
During the Earth Shift anything that is not serving, anything that is wrong and doesn’t work any more, will be washed away by the flood. If the powers that be cling to it, the act of change will be especially violent and hard.
It appears, Brazil as a country is rather dysfunctional. They tried it the socialist way, with PT and Lula/Dilma, and it worked for a while, until it didn’t. They tried it with president Michel Temer, a centrist-conservative, whom US very much supported; yet the population is still unhappy.
The reason: it’s not about any one person in power. Brazil’s problem is systemic – the whole system has to change.
However, as it is common with humans at a certain level of consciousness, they continue hoping that a new leader will provide the necessary change. He won’t.
The thing with Period 8 (see Webinar 4) and the thing with any dire economic situation is that the far-right leaders tend to come to power. The far-right resurgence is happening in many countries: just look at Trump, Italy’s change of power, Marine le Pen’s good showing in France, the rise of the right in Spain, Germany, Netherlands, etc. I am not even talking about the ukro-nazi regime in Ukraine. Of course these are all very different forces, and the hateful Kiev ukro-nazis do not compare to Le Pen or the Italian government. But they all are far-right, per usual definition.
The rise of Bolsonaro is natural under these circumstances. Brazilians tried different things and when all else failed, they decided to go for the tough-talking far-right candidate.
Now, Bolsonaro is not nearly the same as Hitler, of course, but I just want to make this limited comparison. AND NOTE: I AM NOT A FAN OF BOLSONARO! I am merely an impartial observer.
Hitler came to power in Germany when the country was in deep crisis and Germans hoped he would provide them with a better life. He did… through killing millions and destroying other countries, until he nearly destroyed his own.
Brazil is also in a deep crisis. This is why the far-right is on the rise. A tough leader is being craved by the population, hoping he will finally resolve their problems. As I said, he won’t, as it all runs much deeper.
But that’s where the comparison with Hitler ends. Like in the case of some of the contemporary European far-right, this far-right movement is non-external, non-aggressive towards other countries. If anything, it tends towards isolationism.
WHY USA IS AFRAID OF BOLSONARO
The Western neo-liberal establishment is very much afraid of the far-right. These people are mavericks, usually strict nationalists, and sometimes anti-globalists. And they are populists, which may destroy the whole globalist structure built in a specific country, such as Brazil.
The neo-liberal globalist elites are already having a lot of trouble with Italy’s new government, which they can’t control. They try very hard not to allow any others who they may not be able to control. By the way, the jury is still out on that – given the track record of Brazilian presidents and elites, they tend to be very easy to control.
As Teresa pointed out in her comment, they first did everything to topple PT/Lula/Dilma, and now they are supporting them?.. Yes, that’s how they normally operate. They would pit one force against another in order to weaken whoever is stronger. They have no principles or beliefs, except one: divide and conquer.
Having understood the danger of Bolsonaro, they support his enemy, even if previously they did everything to kill that enemy. This way both are weakened.
Until Brazilians understand this diabolical design, they’ll always be victims of such unscrupulous forces. And again, the parallels with Ukraine are striking!
WHAT ABOUT TRUMP?
Trump should be a natural ally to Bolsonaro, right?
He would, if Trump was in control of the situation. But as we’ve established through my predictions 2016-17, Trump is in that infamous ‘straitjacket’ and on survival mode.
Another thing it shows: Trump is not in control of the media, and especially importantly, of the US foreign policy(!) as much as some might hope.
And the third thing: Trump is actually ignorant of Brazil, like he is ignorant of many other realities. He likely relies on reports by his not very good and not very honest advisors, who wouldn’t tell him an impartial truth.
I see a lot of splits and divisions continuing in Brazil. The divisions run deep. Reconciling all of them will take a while.
One person, whoever he/she is, can’t fix the deep-running Brazil problems.
It’s the brutal truth, I know, but it has to be told. Brazilian state went for the flashy appearance of success under Lula/Dilma, when the country had the money and the chance. They went for flashy ‘DESIRE’ AND ‘PRIDE’ (See the Quantum Calibrations scale). They are still running on the same lower energy.
Brazil had failed to build a solid economic-financial structure, which would’ve taken time and effort, but which would serve them for decades, providing stability and insulating them from crises. The present problems of Brazil require a systemic shift in consciousness, economy, currency, and more.
Brazil and other L. American countries will do better in Period 9 (SEE WEBINAR 4), but that is contingent upon a lot of factors, which we will discuss in the future, when I begin talking about PERIOD 9!
We’ll do a more targeted overview of Brazil and other South/L. American countries when we do Quantum Calibrations for the continent!
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Thresholds in Time and Space: Visioning a Multidimensional Permaculture Paradigm (with Ann Kreilkamp, Ph.D.)
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To #Jumpstart2018, I want to post something I’ve never done before on FuturisTrendcast. However, this topic has been on my mind for a long time and I proposed it to Ann Kreilkamp over a year ago.
The world we live in is unsustainable. The economy we brew in is a destructive disaster. Our agriculture is based on cruelty and poisons the planet. Humanity has become the force that sucks resources from our Earth and future generations, producing mountains of waste, polluting our land, oceans and air.
Some of us understand the consequences of what is happening, and we also know how to solve the problem, but very few listen. Yet, we don’t give up. There are some 5D and higher-dimensional souls, who are engaged in trying to help humanity out of the downward spiral it is in, trying to shift from the gluttonous consumption paradigm to that of conservation, sustainable permaculture, honoring Mother Earth, our bodies and our future.
Oftentimes this insurmountable global work starts small. It starts by example; it starts locally. And today I want to introduce you to one such local community called Green Acres Village, and to its visionary founder, Ann Kreilkamp, Ph.D.
Dear readers, I am inviting you to step into a different world of intentional community and permaculture. You have probably heard of Eco Villages. This is a somewhat similar experiment in an alternative lifestyle and sustainable agriculture, although Eco Villages seem to me more commercial, while Green Acres — from what I see — appears a rather informal project which is hands-on and community oriented.
Another popular name used for such projects is ‘Intentional Community.’ There are many types of intentional communities, but usually they are based on shared spiritual, lifestyle and/or life mission principles.
Soul level and calibrations
Knowing me, you probably are wondering if I calibrated all that, and if so, what soul level and calibrations such intentional communities would be.
I will tell you that ‘Intentional Community’ as an idea is a typical 5D experiment. The intentional community concept, in its ideal form, calibrates at 510 – LOVE.
(Mind you, various 3D manifestations of said idea would calibrate differently, based on cumulative calibrations of the people involved. Most would be lower than the ideal, as unfortunately many humans do calibrate lower).
My goal in posting this on FuturisTrendcast
You’ve heard me talk about multidimensional universe and different dimensions. I often talk about 5D and why it is necessary for human consciousness to make a leap, and SHIFT into that higher dimension. You heard me explain this in the course of the Earth Shift Webinars, in LadaRay.com FREE Multidimensional section, in FuturisTrendcast posts, and throughout my Personal Consultations.
Today, I want to show you what 5D consciousness may look like in practice.
Please always remember that the key words for 5D are: cooperation, community, sustainability, honoring and living in harmony with Mother Earth, positivity, willingness, healing, hope and love.
The project we are talking about, Green Acres Village, is a 5th Dimension project. This is why it caught my eye and this is why I wanted to feature it on FuturisTrendcast.
Through this post I want to demonstrate to you a practical experience of what a 5D consciousness community, trying to manifest in our 3D reality, may look like. Not everything is smooth and not everything may work out the way it’s envisioned. But that is the nature of our 3D here and now, fully-incarnated experience.
Dear readers, please let us know in comments what you think.
THRESHOLDS IN TIME AND SPACE
Visioning a Multidimensional Permaculture Paradigm
by Ann Kreilkamp
Trump sends a message via his ex-advisor Page that he intends to mend relations with Russia. Page also talks about the ‘swamp’ in the US Trump intends to clean up.
Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser to US President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign, is holding a presentation in Moscow titled ‘Departing from hypocrisy: potential strategies in the era of global economic stagnation, security threats and fake news’.
This is a noteworthy talk. Carter Page starts at 1:20 (Eng): LINK
Meanwhile, this is what’s floating around in the US media about Trump, Carter Page and his supposed ‘deep connection to the Kremlin’ :
Because, you know, anyone who sincerely wants to work with, not against Russia, is obviously a KGB agent, traitor to the NWO cause and enemy of the US.
In the above propaganda ‘article’ – if such drivel can be called an article – let me point out two obvious things, which will immediately give you an idea who ORDERED it and for what purpose.
- It refers to ‘no one knowing of Page in Moscow.’ Then further down, shyly, the ‘author’ admits that she is only talking about the ‘US expat community.’ In other words, look at this out-of-this-world arrogance! To her, Moscow apparently is exclusively populated with ‘US expats.’ The rest of the 12 million people, Russians and others who always lived there, don’t matter.
- But it gets worse. As the ultimate expert on all things Russian she parades Bill Browder. ‘“Strangely, I’ve never heard of Carter Page until this Trump connection,” Bill Browder responded to me in an email. He was one of the biggest Western players in the Russian market until President Vladimir Putin turned on him and Browder became his fierce critic. “It’s odd, because I’ve heard of every other financier who was a player on Moscow at the time.”’ Who’s Bill Browder? You may recall I mentioned him once: he was the man who in mid-2000s managed the now defunct Hermitage Capital. This supposedly ‘Russia investment fund’ served as a front for CIA ops in Moscow and Russia. Browder was involved in recruiting agents and subverting Russian business leaders and oligarchs by finding compromising materials to blackmail them. The pinnacle of Browder’s achievement was to recruit and finance a well-known anti-Putin activist Alexei Navalny, who bought minority stakes in Gazprom and other key Russian companies and later mired said companies in lawsuits, thus tying up capital and attemtping to manipulate the companies’ allegiances. The stakes were purchased using Browder’s Hermitage funds, but the op was styled as a fight for ‘democracy and equal rights of minority shareholders’ – Navalny’s specialty. The idea was to shake-up Russia and undermine stability in the country so a color revolution could be executed. Browder was booted out of Russia and his fund was closed down. He now resides in NYC and when asked, he says ‘he doesn’t recall what he did in Moscow.’ I may be able to speak more about the ‘Operation QUAKE’ in future writings.
Although the US election is seemingly over and Hillary initially recognized her defeat, for the first time in modern history, the fight between two candidates (and forces who stand behind them) doesn’t show signs of abating. Clinton advocates still are hoping to find ‘legal means’ of overturning election results. One of the means they feel they can succeed with is swaying the US Electoral College delegates to vote against Trump.
I’m preparing a new video/audio update on Trump Election. Many are predicting that ‘something crazy may happen’ and that ‘delegates will vote against Trump.’ In the new FREE video update to ESR16 I’ll give you my final prediction on how Electors will vote on December 19, 2016. That date will seal the results of the US Presidential Election… or it will create a renewed turmoil and revolution in the US. We will discuss all this in this new update. The video will be up on Lada Ray YT channel in a day or two!
Further in 2017, I am planning Live Lada Ray Webinars. The webinars will address the next 3-5 years in the US and West, the financial situation, the future of the dollar, my practical advice on money, relocation and preparation. The timeline for various events and Earth Shifting changes, plus quantum calibrations, will be included. Stay tuned for upcoming official announcements!
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Max, Stacey and guest Ben Aris stationed in Moscow, discuss the following: How China surpassed US as world’s largest economy; debt ridden US and UK economies and their comparison to Germany and China, as well the lies of the UK government. And last but not least: the despair index shows that despite the ruble crisis, Russians feel more optimistic and satisfied than Europeans, and until recently, more so than Americans. About 75% of Russians, including the poorest 1/2 of the country, feel satisfied with their lives, with very low unemployment, access to money for entertainment/cars/home improvement, lower povery levels than EU and US, and overall decent living standards. Less travel than before and higher inflation are direct results of Western sanctions and deliberate attack on the ruble, which upped the index value somewhat. But even with these two factors accounted for, it is concluded that Russia is a better place to live for an average person than US or EU. Keiser Report: Siberian Camembert (E705, ft. Ben Aris):
Heads up, dear readers!
The above Keiser Report is a good lead-in to my two upcoming urgent EARTH SHIFT REPORTS:
1. Grand Experiment Novorossia and the Birth of the New Revolutionary Monetary System.
2. Ruble Wars as the Beginning of the Death of the Dollar.
These two reports are being written as we speak and I will be posting them as they get completed.
The reports will be posted on my new site LadaRay.info. Stay tuned!
These are my preliminary notes on the Russian ruble drop, since many people have asked me to address this developing situation. I am also getting questions regarding the oil price drop, OPEC actions and US involvement. I will either do a couple of articles, or possibly a donation-based Earth Shift Report on these topics, as they seem to be on everyone’s minds. Below are some of my preview thoughts on the subject of the Russian ruble drop.
Referenced is the latest Dr. Paul Craig Roberts’ (PCR) interview with Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog. Here is the complete interview: Paul Craig Roberts-US Government Most Corrupt on Earth. Quote: “No need for economics if US can rig everything.” I understood this 10 years ago, when I left my financial consultant position at Smith Barney/Citigroup.
PCR is discussing the ruble drop from his standpoint as top American economist and former U.S. Asst. Treasury Secretary in charge of domestic economy. PCR is a rare wise man among American economists and I always recommend my readers pay attention to his point of view; the link to his site is on my Resources page. PCR points out correctly that it is most likely the US government/FED, or a combination of the FED/US govt + hedge funds/Soros that has attacked the Russian ruble. My bet is on the latter combo. He also has some other most interesting insights into how the US government and hedge funds rig the markets.
PCR is also spot on regarding the fact that both Russian and Chinese government economic blocks are infested with neo-liberal, Western trained economists. This is what is dragging down and keeping back both Russian and Chinese economies. Russians in particular still adhere to a very harmful notion that they must have foreign investment to properly develop the economy. This is vestige of the Yeltsin era, the oligarchs that represented the interests of Western cartels, Rothschilds and others, as well as those Western advisors who screwed up Russian economy in the ’90s. There are more reasons, which I’ll discuss in future article.
PCR also correctly points out that when currency is fully convertible and tradeable, as Russin ruble is, the world reserve currency master (US) can do anything they want with that currency. This puts Russia at a huge disadvantage to the US and West in general. China is in a somewhat more protected position, but not for long. This folds very nicely into the topics I really need (a mental note) to discuss, such as the new monetary system and nationalization of the ruble.
Having been following closely the Russian press, political and economic analysis on various levels, as well as the Russian government and voice of the people, I will add this:
1. Both Russian (Chinese too) leaderships and people are sick and tired of the neo-liberals in power on the economic front;
2. The reason they are still there is because there is no alternative; in other words, you have to develop your own alternative concept and grow your own economists. Any science, including economics, is a system, which takes time to develop, test and implement.
3. Another reason is of course non-stop pressure and THREAT BY THE US/UK/WEST IN GENERAL on Russian and Chinese economies not to change.
Greg Hunter pressures PCR to say whether what US is doing is in fact an act of war against Russia. PCR admits (I respect his meticulous honesty) he doesn’t know whether and how this pressure on the ruble influences Russian economy, whether it has any effect or not.
Well, I do – and I plan to analyze all this in the future article(s).
Question for readers: Are you interested to hear more on these topics? Please indicate your interest by posting your comments:
Topic #1: Russian ruble and neo-liberal infestation of the Russian (and Chinese) economy.
Topic #2: What is behind the oil price drop/why OPEC acts this way/how Russia, US, UK and other countries are influenced by the oil price drop. I also have some predictions.
As an aside, I also received a question about the dire outlook by Evgeny Fedorov (ref: reader-posted video w. French subs in comments). I’ll touch upon that as well.
Dear readers, the more interest I get from you the better.
P.S. Incidentally, I hope you also take a good listen to my latest 2-part interview with TimeMonkRadio, Part 1 of which is posted here: Lada Ray Interview with TimeMonkRadio: 3D, 4D, 5D, raising consciousness and Earth Karma. Part 2 will come out next week. Even though the subject may seem different from the geopolitical and predictionary themes we usually cover on this blog, I assure you that they are closely related. Don’t be discouraged if at first it seems difficult to understand, although I made a huge effort to make it easily digestible. What we discuss in the interview offers a deeper understanding of our world and potential solutions on how to fix global problems, if people care to listen. For this interview we are offering an opportunity for the audience to ask questions – we are planning a follow-up show where the most interesting questions may be answered. Likes and comments are also very much appreciated both on the blog and YouTube.
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“There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars.” Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total
October 21, 2014. Tragic news: The private transcontinental jet carrying Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas giant Total, crashed in Moscow Vnukovo-3 Airport. Vnukovo-3 isn’t your average overcrowded commercial outfit; it is an airport designed to receive the international VIPs and their private jets. The jet in question is Falcon 50, French made, cost $170-200 million. According to experts, it is one of the most reliable jets in existence, and it is designed for long-distance flights. Such a jet carrying a VIP such as Total’s CEO would be kept in excellent condition and the pilots would be top-notch. The crew on such jet is usually paid much more than commercial pilots.
What happened based on early reports: Moscow had a heavy snow aggravated by fog. Snow clearing ploughs were operating. The jet’s wing on take-off clipped the snow plough operating nearby, but the plane took off nevertheless. The driver of the plough was unharmed, but the Russian investigators announced that he was drunk. After 40 seconds in the air, the pilot sent distress call and attempted to land, but the plane burst in flames, killing all four aboard: three crew members and one passenger, Total CEO Christophe de Margerie. Here is a report about the main investigative points on RT Russia.
The questions investigators ask are: how could a drunk person be allowed to operate a snow plough? How could a dispatcher authorise a take-off with a plough present? What role did the snow and heavy fog play in all this? Did the pilot make a mistake? Did he, for example, drive off his course in the fog, resulting in the collision with the plough?
If I were them, I would also ask these questions: 1. Who and why gave the order to the snow plough operator to clean up the snow in the take-off area at that specific time? If the take-off area needed to be prepped first due to snow, then perhaps it was the correct order. Then, the Total jet needed to wait until the area was cleared of snow. Perhaps it was a lack of coordination between maintenance, dispatch, and the pilot? Did the pilot get pressured by the VIP to take off immediately, despite bad weather?
Also, I looked at the video with the plough operator and he seemed very shocked and distressed. One thing he didn’t seem at all was being drunk. Sure, the shock could have sobered him up, but I still have serious doubts he could have been that drunk. Summary of the event video, including the plough driver.
It appears Russian authorities decided to admit their fault even before the investigation and assign the blame internally due to the delicate political situation and in order to keep peace.
But let’s take a look at what went on behind the scenes geopolitically in the run-up to the event. What was the Total CEO doing in Moscow?
Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie took a different position on world events, USA, and Russia than the prevailing neo-liberal position of his government. He was against USA interference and dictate in European affairs, and for the expanded cooperation with Russia.
Total is the French oil and gas giant, ranking #6 in the world. As a result of the US sanctions, primarily the ban on dollar-denominated loans to companies operating in Russia, American oil giant Exxon Mobil was recently forced to fold its joint operations in Russia’s north. This is a big hit for Exxon’s bottom line. The company announced that they didn’t want to leave and planned to return as soon as the sanctions were over.
At the very same time, Total, which took a position of defiance against the US and EU sanctions, re-affirmed its participation in Russian projects. Moreover, Total was negotiating stepping in and replacing Exxon and other Anglo-American companies in the $27 billion Yamal liquefied natural gas project, and possibly, in the Arctic oil project as well. To accomplish that, Total was planning on using a combined euro, ruble and yuan financing. Total was in the process of securing a Chinese financing to replace the American loans. At the bottom of this article you will find a telling quote from a NASDAQ article of 9/22/2014 about Total’s negotiations with the Chinese banks.
Total CEO was in Moscow to discuss and negotiate the expanded deal. He was scheduled to fly back to Paris at 12:10 am, after the meeting with Russian PM, Dmitry Medvedev.
Total management appears to indicate that nothing will change in Total’s position and plans in regards to Russia as these are long-term plans that get drawn for 20-40 years forward. However, having taken a bold bet on the expanded cooperation with Russia, Total’s CEO didn’t get the chance to groom a successor. “He planned to, but never got around to it.” This leads some experts to believe that now that Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie is gone, the US will apply enormous pressure on the company to change its course towards Russia.
According to this expert (link to interview in Russian), “the death of Total’s CEO will impact the future not only of Total, but of the entire French economy.”
The above leads some to suspect a foul play in the death of Total’s CEO. Whether his death was the result of a tragic coincidence, poor coordination or bad weather, or whether a more sinister scenario was at play, the geopolitical circumstances paint a very different picture of the event than seems on the surface.
If we also take into account the other events: strange disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight over the Indian Ocean early this year and the recent MH17 false flag downing in Ukraine, the picture becomes even more tainted. We should also remember the strange recent failures of the Russian Proton-M cargo rockets. Strangely, all the failures of Russian rockets occurred when they were carrying foreign satellites . These rockets use American made electronics.
Incidentally, a new Proton-M rocket was just launched from the Baikonur in Kazakhstan without a hitch: the blast-off video. I could have predicted that there would be no problem with this launch because it was carrying a domestic Russian satellite. It should be clear that the reason only foreign satellite launches of Russian rockets fail is because someone is trying to discredit Russia as a reliable business partner. Before these mysterious recent failures, Russian space industry had no failures for over 40 years. I wrote about this problem in my prior articles, where I pointed out that in my opinion the reason behind failures was the Trojan software that could be activated or de-activated when necessary. Read more: Damning Eye-Witness Video of MH17 False Flag; Plus, Strange Failures of Russian Rockets.
Add to that the fact that since General De Gaulle, France has been one of the most pro-Russian countries in the EU, plus the fact that historically, France was more willing to do business with Russia than many other Western countries, often serving as a bridge between the West and Russia. France is supposed to deliver two Mistral carriers to Russia and if it doesn’t, it will be a huge loss for the French economy. Presently, US is putting enormous pressure on France not to deliver the Mistrals, which would result in a broken contract and huge penalties.
France’s BNP Paribas earlier this year already fell victim to the US sanctions, having to pay a $10 billion penalty, essentially bankrupting the bank. Various representatives of the French government and industry have been registering timid protests against EU’s US dollar dependence and US interference in the EU affairs. CEO of Total was a very influential voice in France for cooperation with Russia.
What does all the above have to do with the Total CEO jet crash in Moscow? Perhaps nothing, perhaps everything. Time will show.
One thing is very clear: the death of Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie was against the interests of Russia, France, or Total itself.
One of the easy ways to damage a plane is sabotage. Who and why told the worker to snow-plough the take-off area at that time? Incidentally, the snow plough’s operator name is Vladimir Martinenko, a typical Ukrainian name. Is he from Ukraine, and what part thereof? How does he feel about what’s happening there? Where do his loyalties lie? Could he be bought, or convinced to do something illegal? These are all very good questions. He did survive the accident without a scratch, despite the plane’s wing getting so damaged by his plough that the jet burst into flames 40 seconds after takeoff. Does the plough operator’s name and origin have anything to do with the event? There are lots of Ukrainian citizens working in Russia, most in maintenance, cleaning, construction, driving and other blue-collar positions. Most Ukrainians are pro-Russian, but there are no guarantees. This may mean absolutely nothing, or it may mean everything. If I were investigating this occurrence, I would look into that.
Vladimir Markin, Head of the Central Investigative Commission of the Russian Federation, called the work of the airport authorities “sloppy,” and revealed the steps the investigation is taking. The snow plough driver has been arrested and the airport management may be temporarily suspended to prevent them from influencing the investigation. Interview.
Quote: Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project — 2nd Update
By Selina Williams. Published on nasqaq.com, 9/22/14 – Link to post.
“French oil major Total S.A. on Monday said it was in talks with Chinese banks to help fund a major natural-gas project in Russia in a move to get around tightening Western sanctions over Ukraine.
Chief Financial Officer Patrick de la Chevardière said the company was looking at financing its share in the $ 27 billion Yamal liquefied natural-gas project in Chinese yuan, Russian rubles and euros.
“The effect of U.S. sanctions was that Yamal LNG will be prevented from raising any dollar financing,” Mr. de la Chevardière told a news briefing in London. Total is developing the onshore Yamal project in Russia’s Arctic north with independent Russian gas producer OAO Novatek and China’s CNPC.
Total would first look for financing for Yamal from export credit agencies such as France’sCoface and Italy’s Sace and then add Chinese and Russian finance, Mr. de la Chevardière said.
Total’s move comes as U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. said last week is it winding down its drilling campaign in the Russian Arctic because of sanctions announced by the U.S. and European Union this month. The setback to Exxon’s $3.2 billion deal to explore for oil with Russia’s Rosneft in the Arctic could represent the biggest corporate casualty of sanctions so far.
Earlier this month, Russian officials said that restrictions on western technology for drilling in hard-to-reach areas such as the Arctic Sea could hurt future oil production if they persist.
Russia relies on oil and gas to provide the bulk of its revenues and Yamal is vital to Kremlin plans to increase the country’s share in the fast-growing global LNG market.
Total is in turn relying on Yamal, which is expected to start up in 2017, to provide a chunk of the French’s company’s future production growth. Yamal is estimated to hold proven reserves of 800 million barrels of oil equivalent.”
Jim Rogers is a famed investor and he is VERY enamored over China. He’s been right a lot and I agree with him about quite a few things. On the other hand, he’s certainly been wrong quite a bit as well. One of the best examples of his bloopers was his eternal pessimism about Russia, even as Russian economy advanced 200-400% a year , due to his prejudices. He has since changed his stance on Russia and now believes Russia has one of the biggest investment potentials in the world, as he mentions in this talk. Hmm…
Still, he is pretty good, and worth listening to, about China and Asia. He is also very good with commodities and is worth listening to on that count. I agree with his analysis on Asia and Africa. Disagree in part about South America (again his prejudices talking).
And I must say, I agree with his bearish stance on Ukraine – despite lots of great (perhaps the best in the world) agricultural lands there, the prospect is bleak. I grew up in Ukraine and I can attest how rich and buttery the Ukrainian soils, called “black soils” or “chernozem,” are from personal experience. Unfortunately, as current Ukrainian turmoil confirms again and again, both the economic and political situations in Ukraine are not viable or conducive of development and growth. Pity…