More Space News: Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg Affirms Rights To Space…

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
November 20, 2016

Just a couple of weeks ago I blogged about the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s attempts to position itself as a leader in space-mining finance. As I argued then, Luxembourg has long been an international banking hub, and hence its decision to move into this area is not surprising. As I averred in that previous blog, space is a perfect way to mask all sorts of financial chicanery, and a convenient way to launder money or profits by overstating, or understating, certain numbers on one’s ledger books. After all, to catch such dubious dealings, one has to literally go out there and put boots on the asteroids, so to speak, and “see for oneself”. It’s a perfect way, in short, to extend that hidden system of finance I’ve been talking about so much over the past few years. Not only was space perhaps “secretly collateralized,” but it provides virtually limitless opportunities for cooking the books: say “Space Mining and Widgets” claims to have found vast resources on an asteroid in X quadrillions of dollars. One really wouldn’t know if that was the case unless one went there and independently verified it, beyond the usual means of spectrographic analysis and so on. Such analysis, or space probes collecting soil samples and so on, would provide margins of error, of course, but within those margins it could be a veritable playground for clever “bookkeeping.” Physicists and chemists become “interplanetary assayers for hire”, so to speak.

Well, here’s another intriguing story that was shared by Ms. C, and you’ll note the dateline – Nov 13, 2016 – puts this story once again into that weird context of the American election and its aftermath, a temporal frame in which we’ve seen a variety of other space-related stories coming out, including those which I blogged about yesterday. This one, however, is another “whopper doozie”:

Space Mining: Luxembourg’s New Law To Give Private Companies Right To Outer Space Resources

You’ll note that the Grand Duchy is, in effect, attempting to follow what has already essentially been decided in the US, and to become the first European country – notably an international banking hub to boot – to grant ownership of resources extracted from near Earth objects like asteroids:

“The legal framework we put in place is perfectly in line with the Outer Space Treaty. Our law does not suggest to either establish or imply in any way sovereignty over a territory or over a celestial body. Only the appropriation of space resources is addressed in the legal framework,” Etienne Schneider, deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, said in an official announcement of the draft law.

According to Article 1 of the draft law, space resources are capable of being appropriated in accordance with international law. This makes Luxembourg the first European country to provide legal ownership of external space resources.

Of course, one can quibble about the niceties of international law and what does or does not constitute “sovereignty,” but the bottom line remains that is one is extracting resources from a piece of land on Earth or elsewhere, one is in essence asserting sovereignty. And this is a pattern, like I argued last week, that could equally be applied to the “East Indies” companies of yesteryear, which effectively extended British and Dutch sovereignty via corporate cut-outs to encompass empires that engulfed lands far from The Hague or London.

What I suspect this law does is to…

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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”.

 

Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg Enters The Asteroid Mining Business

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
November 5, 2016

This article, shared by one of our regular readers here, Ms. M.W., I thought was very interesting, and while I was reading it, my mind was working overtime on high octane speculations for certain reasons, and I wonder if yours will as well, when you read it:

Planetary Resources and the Government of Luxembourg Announce €25 Million Investment and Cooperation Agreement

http://www.planetaryresources.com/2016/11/planetary-resources-and-the-government-of-luxembourg-announce-e25-million-investment-and-cooperation-agreement/embed/#?secret=843Trwmrtg

Now, as the article points out, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has a history of private-government cooperative ventures of this sort, and was instrumental, in some respects, in helping the privatized satellite industry – which we now take so for granted – get started in the 1960s. In this respect, there’s nothing new here, nor nothing so significant here. And in fact, I’ve blogged about this story before on this website, regarding the Grand Duchy’s intentions to get in on the space mining act; this story now adds a specific detail to that intention.

But there’s something else here – another possibility – that intrigues me, and provides some grist for the high octane speculation mill, for Luxembourg is, of course, also an international banking hub, in some respects rivaling more well-known Switzerland. Indeed, if one recalls the BCCI scandal (Band of Credit and Commerce International, or as we like to refer to it here, the Bank of Crooks and Criminals International) began to break in Europe, and Luxembourg was one of its key headquarters during its heyday. So when I see stories combining (1) space mining and (2) international banking hubs with (3) and association to one of the most notorious banking scandals of the last century, I begin to wonder if there might be a much deeper story lurking in the background here.

For some time, now, I’ve been watching what I believe to be a hidden system of finance – not a black budget but a completely hidden one – that was constructed prior, during, and most importantly after World War Two, consisting of the participation of prime banks, utilizing Axis loot, and moving all this money around via a strange network of hidden bonds trading networks and “bearer bonds” backed by various commodities, including bullion and drugs. It sounds strange and wild, I know, but that essentially is the hypothesis I came to after having researched the postwar activities of Fascists and western corporatists, globalists, and bankers. We’ve been given the occasional clue or hint of the existence of this network with the various bearer bonds scandals, and the occasional story of missing billions or trillions from the federal budget.

As a component of this hypothesis I have been arguing, both in books (Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations) and in conferences (The 2014 Secret Space Program Conference in San Mateo), that the participation of prime banks in this system was obtained by collateralizing space and whatever was out there, including any potential ancient technology. (Stop and ponder that one for a moment: for a long term agenda to recover such technology would be not only of interest to certain “families” with ancient roots, but the activity could be cloaked and indeed financed by corporations, foundations, and governments.)  Thus, this story could be viewed as yet another small confirmation of this basic structure and agenda.

But there’s another set of possibilities here, given the Grand Duchy’s role as an international banking hub, and for playing home to such institutions as BCCI. If one wanted to perpetuate such a hidden system, which doubtless has been of immense pecuniary benefit to the institutions involved in running and maintaining it, then one way to perpetuate and mask the system – and perhaps even launder more money – would be via a cloaking story such as space mining. Imagine this scenario for a moment in conjunction with…

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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 AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: GERMANY WANTS TO MOVE THE EU BANKING …

 THE AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: GERMANY WANTS TO MOVE THE EU BANKING ...
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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
July 7, 2016

Now, unless you’re Jean-Claude Juncker and have been commiserating with extra-terrestrials over the BREXIT vote in a Luxembourg pub over shared martinis, you’ll have noticed something else is taking place in Europe, and that is Germany’s apparent attempt to “pick up the pieces” is already under way. And this is a big piece, and it bodes … well, it bodes “you tell me”:

GERMANY EYES POSSIBLE MOVE OF EU BANK REGULATOR TO FRANKFURT

One can, I suspect, argue, as does the article, that there is nothing more here than another result of the BREXIT, and that, when Britain leaves, a move of the EU banking regulator from London (yet another “logical” choice because of London’s position as a leading global financial center) to Frankfurt, the leading EU global financial center, is all entirely logical and above board.

But in today’s high octane speculation I strongly suspect there is much more going on here than meets the eye. THis, I would contend, is exactly what I argued would happen, especially since the Brexit stands to shatter the EU in its current form. In that instance, I have been arguing all along – based in part of the 1990s CDU Kohl-Lammers memorandum – that in the wake of the failure of a “large EU cartel space”, Germany would “pick up the pieces,” and one of those pieces would obviously be to retain a measure of control and influence over whatever international financial regulatory and bureucratic instruments of power that it can. Hence, the bid to move the EU regulator to Frankfurt, convenient home, you’ll note, to the EU central bank, which is, note also, not therefore located in Brussels or Paris.

But there’s also a bigger looming problem, and that’s the European banking system itself. Already we’ve seen bailout packages being offered to Italy’s banks. The ostensible reason, we are told, is to maintain their liquidity. The hidden reason, I suspect, is that it’s a simple bribe to Italy to remain in the EU. But this hidden reason reveals yet another looming crisis for the EU, and it could be the one that shatters the euro once and for all(article shared by Ms. C.V.):

“Deutsche Bank Poses The Greatest Risk To The Global Financial System”: IMF

In other words, all those bad paper derivatives from the 2008 financial crisis are still sloshing around in the system, and Deutsche Bank has managed with German efficiency to end up with the lion’s share of them, which is interesting, since apparently Mr. (or Ms.) Extra-terrestrial was not too concerned about them during his martini-luncheon with M. Juncker.

It doesn’t take much dot connecting here to see a relationship between the two stories, especially if Germany is sitting atop the epicenter of a financial earthquake.

But there is a deeper issue here, and it has one that has always bothered me, and continues to bother me; it brings us chin to chin with my (very) high octane speculation of the day. The bothersome nature of this issue can been considered best by posing a question: why would one create such an enormous pile of derivatives in the first place, a pile of derivatives that, in its quadrillions of dollars, or euros or reminbi or yen or whatever other currency one can think of, far exceeds not only the gross domestic product of the planet itself, but does so by several times. Or to put it somewhat differently, why create such an enormous pile of derivatives  that it would take the entire planet several years, decades, to pay off?

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Luxembourg, Asteroid Mining & An Emerging Pattern?

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 9, 2016

This one fascinated me because it contains so much fertile ground for some really high octane speculation about a possible pattern that might be revealing itself(and I want to thank Mr. M.H. and many others for bringing this significant story to my attention)

Luxembourg Aims to Jump-Start Asteroid Mining

For me, the hints of a possible “future pattern” for space commercialization are to be found in the first five paragraphs:

The Luxembourg government on Feb. 3 announced it would seek to jump-start an industrial sector to mine asteroid resources in space by creating regulatory and financial incentives.

The incentives include co-investment in research and development and, eventually, direct capital investment in space resource-mining companies setting up shop in Luxembourg.

Announced by Vice Prime Minister Etienne Schneider, who is also the nation’s economics minister, the initiative has already lured U.S.-based Deep Space Industries of Mountain View, California, to create a Luxembourg subsidiary. Schneider said other U.S. companies, including SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, and Planetary Resources of Redmond, Washington, are in talks with Luxembourg authorities regarding the Spaceresources.lu venture.

Luxembourg is home to satellite fleet operator SES, whose ascension from outsider-startup status in the 1980s to today’s place as one of the two largest commercial fleet operators by revenue Schneider cited an example of what is possible when Luxembourg sets its mind to something.

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