Daily Archives: 21/11/2011

Conspiracies, Coups and Currencies

The murmurs about Barack Obama being forced out began in Berlin and Beijing. After his party lost the midterm vote, there were hints that a government of technocrats would be imposed on America, to save the country from a debt crisis and the world from a depression.

As the debt-ceiling negotiations stalled out over the summer, a global coalition — led by Germany, China and the International Monetary Fund — began working behind the scenes to ease Obama out of the White House. The credit downgrade was the final blow: the president had lost the confidence of the world’s shadow government, and his administration could no longer survive.

Within days, thanks to some unusual constitutional maneuvering, Obama resigned the presidency and Michael Bloomberg was invited to take the oath of office. With Beijing issuing veiled threats against our currency, Congress had no choice but to turn the country’s finances over to the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of 6, which in turn acceded to Chinese and German “supervision” of their negotiations. Meanwhile, there was a growing consensus in Europe and Asia that only a true global superstate could prevent the debt contagion from spreading …

FOR Americans, the scenario that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat just imagined is a paranoid fantasy, the kind of New World Order nightmare that haunts the sleep of black-helicopter watchers and Trilateral Commission obsessives. But for the inhabitants of Italy and Greece, who have just watched democratically elected governments toppled by pressure from financiers, European Union bureaucrats and foreign heads of state, it evokes the cold reality of 21st-century politics. To read the whole article click here.

Nigel Farage on Greece, Italy and Rompuy

Another populist speech by the UK Independence Party leader.

Nigel Farage says he does not want to live in a German dominated Europe that has puppet governments. Referring to the recent appointment of Lucas Papademos in Greece and Mario Monti in Italy, Farage said that the whole event is becoming like an Agatha Christie novel, where we’re trying to work out who is the next person (country leader) that’s going to be bumped off.

This video has been widely circulated in Greek websites and blogs, giving a sense of “here’s a guy who is standing for us” feeling. It’s a typical populist approach that has been attempted (and worked) by the same European MP not so long ago.

Here’s another populist show by Nigel Farage where you can also see his reference from the first video, about Herman Van Rompuy being the quiet assassin of European democracy and of the European nation-states.