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Secret IMF Cyprus Agenda Blown by LaGarde-Threats, Gas Politics and Russia

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Secret IMF Cyprus Agenda Blown by LaGarde-Threats, Gas Politics and Russia

Only 4 days after clumsily bobbling an IMF attempt to enslave and bankrupt the Cyprus government and its citizens in yet another bailout scheme with impossible conditions, IMF Chief Christine LaGarde has been sent a loud and clear message.  “You are expendable!”  Repeating the pattern begun when LaGarde’s predecessor, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was humiliatingly arrested and charged with rape in New York in 2011, LaGarde’s Paris home was publicly ransacked by EU authorities under the pretense of investigating a decades old case of corruption.  The timing of this action leaves little to the imagination while revealing that the nature of the Cyprus situation is much more important to the power elites than has been heretofore advertised.  LaGarde should probably be thankful for her high profile position which makes it more difficult to have her “disappeared” or “suicided”.  You see, the problem in Cyprus is not merely a financial problem; it is also a geopolitical problem. 

It can be said that nearly all geopolitical problems are financial in nature, but not all financial problems are geopolitical.  This one is however, and it is one attached to the very heart of the future plans of the European power structure.  LaGarde has just endangered it by causing uproar over whether the depositors of the troubled Cypriot banks should have their money seized in order to save the banks as a condition of an IMF bailout.  She has in essence lost the forest while chopping at the tree right in front of her.  As this drama has unfolded and continues to quickly develop, we have seen the notion of deposit theft resoundingly rejected by the island country’s citizens while at least three bad outcomes have been created by LaGarde’s ineptitude:  1)  The financial markets have been roiled over the idea that bank deposits may be seized, 2) Cyprus has been driven into Russia’s arms for help, and 3) The current generation of world citizens have forever had their perceptions altered as to their relationships with banks and governments.  All three of these outcomes have severely damaged the long term agenda of the power elite, which explains the swift retaliation against LaGarde.  But there is a fourth outcome that has not yet been widely discussed in the overt media and which is probably the most important.    

As mentioned above, the Cyprus agenda involves much more than finances, it also encompasses the long term economic prosperity of greater Europe as well as the containment of Russia and Vladimir Putin, who is seen as a threat.  Why?  Because of Europe’s inability to produce and supply for itself sufficient natural gas to power its industries.  Europe currently imports the majority of its gas energy, mostly from Russia, who in the past has proven willing to hold its gas hostage to extract higher prices or other concessions from the EU.  By the year 2020, the amount of gas imported by the EU is projected to rise to 68%.  This energy vulnerability would be enough to effectively hold the EU economy hostage by those who control the supply of gas, namely Russia.  Recently though, it has been estimated by scientists that the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of Greece and Cyprus contain enough untapped gas resources to power the EU’s energy needs at projected 2020 levels for at least the next 120 years.  This means that in order for Russia to maintain its enviable position of leverage over the EU it must figure out how to either gain control over those gas supplies, or come up with a way to prevent them from ever coming on line.  So long as things remain turbulent in the Greek and Cypriot EEZs, time is on Russia’s side.  EU demand for gas will continue to rise, and Russia’s influence over the EU will proportionately increase.  But if things stabilize in the area and the EU is able to come to long term agreement over the infrastructure and supply of gas from Cyprus and Greece, then their prosperity is all but assured while Russia’s influence and profits will dramatically wane.

Having learned of the proposition by LaGarde to steal depositor’s savings to save their banks and obtain a bailout, Cyprus’ Financial Minister made a hasty visit to Russia to see if a deal could be reached, but Russia rebuffed those advances.  This was a most interesting development but it reveals Russia’s possible strategy.  Although it is possible Russia is playing a hardball game of negotiation, whereby they demand ironclad rights over the gas supplies, which probably were not offered at this early stage by the Cypriot minister, it could also mean that Russia is intent on keeping things in turmoil to prevent a deal being made by anyone, including the EU.  I rather think they are doing both, with negotiations being the first plan, and prevention of a calm investment environment to scuttle any rival deals being the backup plan.  

By targeting the small island country’s depositors, LaGarde virtually guaranteed the measure would fail because the Icelandic model of throwing all the politicians out of office and storming the castle was a possibility not accounted for by her.  As anyone who follows politics knows, the best time to enact controversial change is just after an election, which gives the incumbent time to ride out the hostile reaction and rehabilitate his public image in time for the next election.  Cyprus had just held their elections less than three weeks prior to LaGarde’s demands on its government, so LaGarde must have wrongly assumed that now was a good time to act.  What LaGarde failed to realize was that the amount of bailout money being asked by Cyprus is a pittance when compared to the future earnings and leverage to be had when Cyprus’ gas holdings are developed.  This meant that the Cyriots had options, including striking a deal with the Russians, going bankrupt and minting their own currency to pay debts, or driving a harder bargain with the Europeans, which is probably what will be attempted.

There are already indications that Europe is going to further cave in their demands.  Although hard-edged talk of letting the Cypriot banks collapse continues, it seems doubtful that this will actually be allowed to occur because of the options already mentioned that are at Cyprus’ disposal.  Furthermore, even if the other options never panned out, the resulting turmoil would only serve to benefit the status quo, and therefore Russia, while further weakening the EU financial markets.  True, Russian depositors and the Russian government would initially suffer immediate losses because of their deposits in Cypriot banks, but in the long term, they would probably benefit by keeping the Cypriot gas supplies off line.  Ultimately, the best course of action for the EU in light of the damage caused by LaGarde will be to offer the bailout anyway, and then immediately forge agreements for the exploration, development and sale of Cyprus’ gas, viewing the bailout money as grease for the skids.  Germany has taken the position that they do not support the nationalization of Cypriot pension funds, which seems to show they do not wish to repeat LaGarde’s mistake, and is an indication of softening of their position. 

From Russia’s perspective, once it is confirmed that a deal can’t be reached with the Cypriot government, it then becomes a matter of disrupting the political environment to the point where the gas lines simply can’t be developed.  In a small island country where 36% of the Island calls itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and is recognized only by Turkey as a legitimate political entity while being viewed by the rest of Cyprus and the world as occupied territory, it is not hard to imagine how Russia might foment political unrest.

LaGarde attempted to have her cake and eat it too.  It didn’t work, and now she is paying the price.  Europe is scrambling to repair the damage she has caused and align things so that the gas lines can be developed while Russia makes its own bid to gain control of those resources or stop them from ever being developed.  The Turks may yet play a part in this drama as a foil to the power elite in the EU.  Military action can’t be ruled out.

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    • what

      wow, this is the most insightful article i’ve ever read how come no one is talking about this

    • Mr A Hole - PHD, BSE, HN51, ADHD hons. DVT HIV

      It isn’t well known yet, but the main players here are Germany for trade, Israel for oil and the EU for again lieing to everyone.

      The above article is to be commended.

      It’s all about Gas and actually what Israel want…. Of courses.

    • Mark Brander

      Largarde is an employee not a boss. She gets told what to do. The IMF is controlled by the Rothschilds and other high level satanists. A one world government is coming and so is a global electronic debit system that will require the mark of the beast. Jesus said so…..and He is always right, always…..He sees the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end.

      Obama is the one that Satan enters into brings back to life….watch for this game changing event……

      And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

      And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

      And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

      And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

      And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

      Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

      Don’t let the New World Order fool ya, they are all working together, Russia has tens of thousands of troops in the USA and Obama brought them in…..

      The Chinese and the Russians are going to take a spoil in the USA!

      Read all about the future of America, it is very frightening…..

    • wizard

      Its all a game.
      Divide and confuse.

    • Anonymous

      If Cyprus has that much gas resources. It seems to me that hey are sitting on there own bail out. Why is that foreign governments and corporations are always the ones to get rich while the people always get screwed

    • Anonymous

      F*ck Israel, they only take and cry and get and do not contribute to anything.
      Time God will take care of those Global Zionists.

    • HereAmI

      It all seems like incompetence at the highest level. Satan and his Rothschild front men aren’t as smart as we, or they, thought. Everyone who follows these things will have known about the gas reserves in this area; so what you do is to have a private chat with the Cyprus Government, beginning a few months ago, before anything gets out of hand. “Look, you are walking on eggshells. We need 5.1 billion euros “debt” repayment in the next few weeks, so what if we offer you a massive reduction or even a cancellation of that obligation? In return, a good deal on your gas; as a small independent island you could rapidly begin to look like Abu Dhabi on steroids. No-one needs to know the exact details, and btw, there’s a few million euros in it for you and your pals for helping us out”.
      “Alternatively, we could discover a secret Al Qaeda terror cell working in Cyprus, and you know how Britain and the US and the rest of Europe absolutely hate terrorism, now don’t you?”
      Simple. Job done.
      But trust a woman to screw it up.

      • what

        pls don’t impose your gender stereotypes on the world it is making my head hurt and i forgot any useful information in this comment

    • Thomas

      Obama the anti? What a laugher. He is so doped up he can’t even remember his lines. Here is how you solve the crisis. Develop the 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas off the Carolina’s. Put a LNG Terminal in Charleston. Send gas from the interior through the Patriot Pipeline to Charleston,SC. Ship the LNG to Europe. Is everyone stoned? Let the BRICS make the products for their middle class, and let the America’s manufacture products for the America’s. middle class. Open up trade from Brazil to Savannah to the interior, Chile etc to Long Beach to the interior. Let Russia bail them out.

    • Federalist

      Great Article!!! You should consider a job as a analyst or write for the Blaze etc. Keep up the good work.

    • Zugzwang

      When is holocaust #2 going to start? These Zionist lunatics will never learn will they? Just as we eradicated polio, this freak gene pool needs to go as well, then there will be peace, prosperity and freedom.

      • Ozzie_Thinker

        Great article. Made me chuckle. I wish there were more writers like this.

        Holocaust #2? When was Holocaust #1? I must have missed it :eek:

    • Anonymous

      That is why the NWO PUSH to start wars in the middle East due to the fact that a political take over of these nations will give the DIEING MONARCHIES what they would need to survive and the power to do what ever they wanted. France is now proposing a MULTINATIONAL Corporate tax claiming that it is illegitimate for companies to spread to Nations with better tax laws in order to do their business. While these corporations thrive in those environments, France bureaucrats want to be able to continue to REACH into their profits for TAXES. Reports of NATO and Saudi Arabia have been gun running to rebels against Syria, through Cyprus. With Russia getting involve in Cyprus, it might now be so easy for NATO to operate their covert activities.

    • David

      I urge every American to to do 4 things if you truly are Americans!
      (1) call or write your congressman and demand Department of homeland security be made to turn over 2 billion hollow point rounds and 2700 mraps to the department of defense and or divided among the 50 states national guards units. And if they REFUSE defund them which will close the program
      (2) This is an important one! To fight the rothchild banking system which is the hand of satans power on earth do this! Remove your savings and checking accounts from every bank even down to the local credit union and pay with cash or money order! By keeping your money in the banks your supporting the banking system which is all controlled by the rothchild federal reserve system the hand of satan on earth. You will loose every dime in savings and checking anyway when they collapse the stock market and dollar before this year 2013 runs out! Just look what they did to Cyprus and that’s nothing to what’s comming!
      (3) remove all your investments from the stock market and investment plans such as 401k plans, bonds any money you have invested get it out and take the tax loss or you will loose it! This is going to be the biggest theft in human history! Why do you think Obama and his illuminati pals has bought 2 billion rounds for department of homeland security and also 2700 mraps also! They have to protect themselves and get away with the heist!
      (4) stock up immediately on 1 year supply of food for your family and they are Mormon websites that can help you real quickly on how to do this! Your food storage will not go bad in 10 years if you do the Mormon method food storage!
      Good luck folks we have entered the biblical tribulation period! GOD Speed JESUS!

      • sam

        You are correct. Obama is already taking money out of the federal employees retirement accounts. There are bills in the making to take everyone’s IRAs and 401Ks and your savings.
        They are pushing us right now to see how much we will take before we stand up and push back. An insider said they were testing us. Their huge buys on ammo, armored vehicles, his army, etc. are all part of the plan to incite riots so they can declare marshall law. They have been siphoning money and building a huge bunker at the WH for over 800M cost to us.

    • mekkwarrior

      your right! its just a game ,you have to understand the people who are at the top dont need money !their is no laws or rules ,their way above that ,only the slaves use and want money ,its a big stick and we get whacked with it everyday .its not shame on them! its shame on us for letting them!

      • Mr A Hole - PHD, BSE, HN51, ADHD hons. DVT HIV

        Exactly, the same way a smart dealer who never uses his own stashhhh…

        Same mentality, same scenario.

        You don’t need.actual money when you can forwards 00000000000000′s electronically, after creating it from nothing but the debt of the common man, in order to house, feed and live.

        You can have what you want if you don’t have to pay for it.

        Zionists, drug dealers or shoplifters?

        Well both, and ironically it’s true!

    • Joseph Zrnchik for 5th Estate Media Email: [email protected]

      If Russia withholds oil until they get what they think it is worth, this is nothing more than the free market in action. Mises calls this catallactics. It is how free markets each equilibrium. If Russia was asking too much, that would leave other oil producers the opportunity to step in and sell thereby undercutting Russia.

      Please see Facebook page “Jews Against Ziopnism and War with Iran”

    • Anonymous

      The whole story of Cyprus is geopolitic drama where power plays will be making decisions at the expense of the population. The British bases were the reasons why Cyprus was split into two parts. London and Washington played the Greek Cypriots against the Turkish Cypriots and pushed Turkey to invade (according to Cyprus constitution) and split the country (according to NATO’s wish).
      Worst, the UN embargo proved that they even did not respect Cyprus sovereignty.
      Indeed, Cyprus will become a key to Russia’s power plays. They do not want Europe to obtain a third source of natural gas which could put them into trouble. But Europe does not seem capable to fight its threats and protect its interests (example: they could prevent USA-UK to invade Irak) because they do not recognize the false allies and the troy horses that UK or NATO are.
      As it is for NATO which will be concerned about the British sovereign territories where sit the two most important NATO bases of the Middle-East.
      We are now seeing the beginning of a major conflict involving Russia.

    • tothelastbreath

      I’ll say, every now and then someone is right on target with their assessment of the underlying geopolitical strategies in play. This guy hit it.

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