World Bank Wants To Hand Over Seeds To Agribusiness…

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 21, 2017

…Yes, you read that correctly: the World Bank is now formulating agricultural policy for, well, just about everyone, and (surprise surprise) it thinks GMOs are a great idea, and that farmers sewing and planting (and of course, trading) their seeds is a very bad idea; here’s the article (shared by Ms. M.W.):

World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness

While noting that the world’s seed supply lies largely under the control of six agribusiness giants (except, of course, in Russia, which has banned them… hmmmm), the first three paragraphs note something important:

A host of concerned organizations and individuals have come out in opposition to a corporate-backed plan by the World Bank to control the world’s seed industry. The groups say that the wide-reaching plan will strip farmers of their rights to seeds and food.

The denouncement comes in response to the World Bank’s report titled, “Enabling the Business of Agriculture.” A letter signed by 157 organizations and academics, was addressed to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and the EBA’s five donor organizations, to demand an end to the controversial project.

The EBA dictates so-called ‘good practices’ to regulate agriculture and scores countries on how well they implement its prescriptions,” said Frederic Mousseau, policy director from the Oakland Institute. “The Bank, behind closed doors, convinces governments to implement reforms based on the EBA scores, thereby bypassing farmers and citizens’ engagement,” he added.
(Emphasis added)

There you have it: a “study group” sponsored by a central bank recommends “good practice”, i.e., “regulations” designed to favor certain competition( in this case, the big agribusiness giants), the bank then adopts its own recommendations, and tells governments to do the same, otherwise the spigot of World Bank loans stops, and a country won’t be able to buy I.G. Farbensanto’s expensive seeds and pesticides.

In other words, more globaloney:

Control by big mega-corporations good; small farms bad; genetically modified crud and glyphosphates good; natural heirloom seeds that the corporations can’t patent, and sell at high prices, with loans from big banks gathering interest, bad.

If what is going on here weren’t so tragic, with huge consequences for the world’s finances and health, it would be comedy, because the circle of influence peddling and racketeering that is the world agribusiness industry and the World Bank is starkly and nakedly revealed for all to see.

But what’s the big deal? After all, we already knew the agribusiness industry is one of the most crooked, protected, and privileged in the world.

Enter my high octane speculation of the day: in the past I’ve talked about “GMO geopolitics”, a term I coined to designate the GMO issue as a global geopolitical issue, when years ago I suggested that Russia could easily turn the global opposition to GMOs into “its” issue, by opposing GMOs in its domestic policy, and then raising the issue in the international forums. Additionally, I’ve argued that by careful policy…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Moscow invites Trump to Syria peace talks, breaking Obama trend

Source: RTAmerica
January 18, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he believes US and UN representatives should be invited to the scheduled Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan – an invitation that was not extended to the Obama administration with the most recent talks. RT’s Daniel Hawkins reports.

Establishment doing everything it can to stop Trump-Putin alliance – Fmr diplomat on NATO buildup

Source: RT America
January 10, 2017

Another shipload of American military hardware has arrived at the German port of Bremerhaven to reinforce US commitment to its allies against the perceived Russian threat, ensuring Europe remains “whole, free, prosperous and at peace.” This is just the latest in a NATO buildup near the Russian border. Former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins “News With Ed” to discuss.

In The Hot Seat: North Korea

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 10, 2017

Readers of this website will have noticed that during the past week I’ve been blogging about Mr. Trump’s infrastructure development plans, the Chinese silk road project, and the rumblings of sweeping geopolitical and economic changes that appear to be on the horizon. This has been, admittedly, our usual exercise in high octane speculation and attempting to read all sorts of tea leaves. Much of this speculation has a sub-text, and that is, stabilizing the Pacific rim, for if China’s gigantic economic project is to have any chance of succeeding, the region must be stable in order for trade to occur.

And the odd man out here is, of course, North Korea and its always psychophantic and pathological “leadership”.  In a world where Japan and Russia are inking deals, and Russia and China are inking deals, and possibly, the USA and Japan are inking deals, none of these powers can be terribly happy with the idiot in Pyongyang. In short, it’s one of those countries – like the (out)house of Saud – that might be “on the menu.”

And it’s looking increasingly like that might be the case, if this article which appeared in Russia’s Sputnik site is accurate:

China Plots ‘Decapitation’ Strike on Kim Jong-Un Regime in North Korea – Reports

The opening paragraphs here are nothing less than eye-openers, and in spite of the low-key “academic” style of the reportage, surely have to fall into the “wow” category:

A leading Chinese professor Zhe Sun said at a security forum in Washington that Beijing has already begun contemplating ‘decapitation’ strikes against the dictatorship in North Korea after Kim Jong-Un’s regime conducted two nuclear tests in less than a month.

According to a report by the Korea Times, Professor Zhe Sun told a security forum in Washington that Chinese leaders are debating the best way to deal with an increasingly unhinged North Korean regime that has escalated its march towards fielding a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the mainland United States. This combination image of two photographs taken on September 5, 2016 shows, at left, US President Barack Obama speaking during a press conference following the conclusion of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, and at right, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaking during a press conference in Davao City, the Philippines, prior to his departure for Laos to attend the ASEAN summit.

“Some Chinese scholars and policy makers began to talk about supporting ‘surgical strikes’ and decapitation’ by the US and South Korea as one policy option,” said the esteemed professor. “More radical proposals indicate that China should change the leader, send troops across borders and station in DPRK, force DPRK into giving up nuclear and beginning opening up and reforming.”
The statements that China may be considering regime change in North Korea are unprecedented with Beijing long serving as the vital lifeline to Pyongyang dating back to the Korean War in the 1950s and with accusations even being leveled against China that they are aiding Kim Jong-Un’s march towards fielding a destructive nuclear weapon by side stepping sanctions.
The fact that this would be reported in Sputnik, one of the Russian government’s numerous media outlets, and that the remarks came from a Chinese professor attending a “security forum in Washington” means that…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

China Offers To Help Trump’s Infrastructure Development

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 9, 2017

In our year-end review with Catherine Austin Fitts on her website solari.com’s members’ area, we discussed many realignments being driven economically, geopolitically, and in part, as a result of the election of Mr. Trump. One of the things I observed was that Mr. Trump has some golden opportunities in the Pacific to “cut some deals” with nations that view the rise of China with a skeptical and cautious eye, nations like Vietnam, or Indonesia. But there have been other moves as well. Recall the recent Japanese offer to become heavily involved, to the tune of billions of dollars, in redeveloping America’s crumbling and outmoded infrastructure.

Don’t think, though, for a moment that China does not want to seize that opportunity. It does, according to this article shared by Mr. C.S.:

China Offers Infrastructure Funding & Technology to Rebuild America Under Trump

There are two sets of paragraphs in this article that are worth pondering. These from the beginning:

While incoming president Donald Trump accused China of currency manipulation, among others, during the campaign, China is offering the necessary funding and engineering know-how to build bridges of friendship in America as part of its global New Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road economic outreach programs.

Yes, the offer does look like the absence of tit-for-tat counter-sanctions from Putin after Obama’s “kitchen diplomacy,” i.e. stupid kicking out of 35 Russian diplomats.

But fixing America, and make it great again, require Donald Trump to be bold. That’s because the Khazarian Cult doesn’t want to get any American leader to cozy up with Asia, as that would mean peace in the region. Very bad for the arms business.

And this from the end:

Trump wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure upgrades in America to rebuild the nation and put people back to work. The problem is how to pay for it and how to do it. China knows how to fund and carry out serious infrastructure building, and deep-pocketed Chinese investors want to invest billions more in America. One way for Trump to realize his plan would be to use Chinese funds and technology. This would help return some of America’s investment in China back to America for the benefit of America, and strengthen the bilateral relationship. Trump’s plan to rebuild America is bold, but it remains to be seen if he will be bold enough to do what is best for America.

If one looks at the current yuan-dollar rates, and the strong dollar itself, this idea may not seem as farfetched as it first sounds, for it affords Mr. Trump an opening to place trade and development in terms of a comprehensive negotiation strategy in the Pacific, inclusive not only of China but other rising Pacific and Asian economies.  And for China it may represent an opportunity to lessen the growing tensions between the two powers. If such a thing does emerge in the coming year, then expect Taiwan not only to be a subject of discussion, but perhaps even to be involved. After all, Taiwan is a major banking and financial hub in…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

China’s Silk Road Grows: First Freight Train From China To The…

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 8, 2017

This story was shared by Ms. K.M., and it’s extremely important.

But first, some background…

Remember that state visit of the Chinese premier, Mr. Xi Jinping, to the United Kingdom in the autumn of 2015, and his quiet visit with the Queen? This, of course, preceded the BREXIT vote by about nine months, during which time we also saw that quiet little scandal of the British vice-premier invited to the Palace for tea and a quiet dinner, during which Elizabeth II apparently asked some pointed questions about what good being in the EU was doing Britain. As British tabloids and newspapers reported at the time, the Queen was not, apparently, as “sold” on Berlin’s and Washington’s grand “Europroject” as was once taken for granted. This too, preceded the BREXIT vote and the collapse of Mr. Cameron’s government.

In a sense, such a reaction from the palace should have been foreseen. After all, the British royal family and the Crown still exercise a great deal of soft power behind the scenes and have a great deal of special privileges that could conceivably be threatened by the shiny bureaucracy pluming its feathers in Brussels. But whatever the truth or falsehood of such speculations, Britain made other significant moves, voting to become a founding member in the Chinese Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB. Only the USA and Japan abstained from entry.

And now, it seems, that commitment has come home in the form of the first freight train from China to the United Kingdom:

China Launches Freight Train to Britain

Consider the implications of the Telegraph article:

The train will travel from Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China to Barking, London, taking 18 days to travel over 7,400 miles.

The route runs through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France, before arriving in London. The UK is the eighth country to be added to the China-Europe service, and London is the 15th city.

There are currently 39 routes linking 16 Chinese cities to 12 European cities.

Until June 2016, 1881 services had run from China to Europe and 502 had returned.

The returning journeys transported items such as German meat products, Russian woods and French wines. (Emphasis added)

What interests me here are the countries through which this railroad trade route runs: Russia, Byelorussia(Belarus), Poland, Germany, Belgium, and France… with the exception of Byelorussia(Belarus) and Russia, all the other nations are NATO allies of the USA.

And all of this leads me back to some speculations I’ve been arguing in recent years as NATO and American troop deployments move “eastward”. I’ve maintained all along that these deployments are as much about keeping Germany and the rest of Europe firmly under the American thumb, as they are about threats to Russia, for such repositioning allows the potential interdiction of such trade roots. But by the same token, the economic realities of the growing economic and trade integration of the vast Eurasian landmass form a strong center of gravity that over the long term is poised to draw Europe out of NATO and the American sphere of influence, and to end the unipolar track that Washington has been on since the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, and the tragic events of 9/11 and the equally tragic American response to them.

The realities of this achievement also point out another problem, and that is the ultimate futility of American sanctions on Russia, for these sanctions obviously are not having any effect on trade by rail through Russia with China, and hence, one must question the effectiveness of the “blockade” over the long term for these reasons alone. In short, the Chinese Silk Road project does an end run around American naval superiority and its ability to interdict trade. And last year brought us numerous stories about German, French, and Italian businessmen and state politicians doing end-runs around their central governments’ participation in the Russian sanctions agenda.

What does this portend? Consider only that the European Parliament recently voted to create a pan-European military (and we all know who will dominate that). While the EU parliament has no real authority, the point here is one that I have stated before, namely, that such a military ultimately is designed to circumvent NATO and loosen the American hold over NATO policy. And with elections looming in France, Germany, and the Netherlands this year, that unipolar agenda could be under even more significant curtailment.

Time will tell of course, but while American neocons continue to cry about the recent election results, don’t expect China, Russia, or Europe to sit idly by in empathy and commiseration…

See you on the flip side…

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

The Russian Hacking Meme: Trump & A Coming Showdown With The CIA?

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell PhD
January 7, 2017

In the last two News and Views from the Nefarium I’ve been concentrating not only on the geopolitical realignments that the coming year(s) portend, but also on the international and domestic realignments that are concomitant with them, including what I have been calling “international mafia wars,” as the neo-con globalist-Atlanticist factions within various great powers attempt to hold on to power and chorale and channel their unanticipated opposition into policies acceptable to them. In that  vein, consider the following stories shared by various readers here:

Trump on Alleged Russian Hacking: I know things others don’t

As this RT article citing Sean Spicer points out, the Russian hacking meme has been getting all the attention – no doubt in part in an attempt to de-legitimize the election results – while Chinese hacking has been downplayed, if it is mentioned at all:

Political retribution? Trump press sec questions Russia sanctions, brings up unanswered ‘China hack’

And finally, these articles from our friends at  The Daily Bell about a possible looming battle between the incoming Trump administration and the CIA:

Supposed Russian Hack Further Illustrates the Divide Between CIA and Trump

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/supposed-russian-hack-further-illustrates-the-divide-between-cia-and-trump/embed/#?secret=5OOGExhWeM

A similar story is being reported by Zero Hedge:

Trump Is Working On A Plan To Restructure, Pare Back The CIA And America’s Top Spy Agency

And finally, this find, by one alert reader of this website:

US Govt Data Shows Russia Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/russia-malware-ip-hack/embed/#?secret=irF84cJ0qg

Note the conclusion of the last article:

The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes.

The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website.

The relationship of the malware sample, originating from the Ukraine, raises unpleasant but necessary questions: since it it widely known that the USA was a main sponsor of the events in the Ukraine that overthrew a legitimate (if corrupt) government with a new (and even more corrupt) government. That question is rather obvious: could the entire hacking meme have been an attempt at a “cyber false flag” originating in the West to embarrass Russia? Possibly, but here our criticism of the hacking meme and a Russian origin for the hacking, works in reverse: if the Russians were unlikely to have used such a clumsy method, perhaps the West would be to. And as the conclusions point out, the mere use of addresses in Russia does not, as any hacker knows, mean that Russia is the one using them. In effect, it proves nothing.  And we must hold out the possibility of non-state actors, and such a possibility would fit well with my “emergent international Mafia wars” hypothesis, as factions of Globaloneyists and the fascist sympathizers in various nations’ deep states close ranks.

In my high octane speculation of the day, it appears that what is looming here is a showdown between Mr. Trump and his deep state supporters, and the neo-con factions within the American intelligence community, represented by the CIA (which, let it be noted, is not a monolithic anti-Trump agency either, if one takes the pre-election revelations of Dr. Steve Pieczenik at face value). The Daily Bell suggests this looking showdown:

It seems obvious at this point that the CIA and Trump have entirely different positions when it comes to Russian maliciousness, which Trump downplays while the CIA works to advertise it.

But the issue is even more serious than that.

The larger issue is one we’ve been talking about for 15 years or more. The CIA is accountable to overseas banking interests in the City of London, not to American intelligence operations. The latter accountability is just a smokescreen.

The split has now become public knowledge and Trump is being directly threatened as a result.

Such statements strongly imply a showdown is looming, and give even more credence to those stories that Mr. Trump has retained his private security for protection, and of course, they give credence to those rumors that perhaps even Russian speznaz units are running security interference for Mr. Trump without his knowledge or involvement. If so, then this means that Mr. Trump is very aware of the power blocs aligned domestically against him, and give strong support to those rumors that he, like Mr. Kennedy, may be planning to reign in the agency. Unlike Mr. Kennedy, it appears that Mr. Trump is not so naive to believe he can do so without his own private and trusted security.

Time of course, will tell, and this is definitely a case of “you tell me.”

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.