Along with last week’s news of Germany’s record trade surplus, the opening of an EU investigation into Germany’s growing surpluses, and Europe’s other recent remarkable socioeconomic achievements, Angela Merkel urged the CDU to compromise on an across-the-board 8.50 euro German minimum wage. It’s great news because wage deflation is still part of the EU’s long-term agenda.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Paul Krugman and a growing chorus of European voices are noting Germany’s economic policies as being brutally restrictive toward other European countries and the world as a whole. Now, former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has issued a call for a “Latin Front” to openly oppose German policy.
Eddie the Friendly Spook Snowden’s “disclosures” aren’t new. His actions only make sense as part of a hostile intelligence operation. Leaking journalist Glenn Greenwald runs legal interference for murderous Nazis. Snowden’s WikiLeaks associates track back to the ultra-right. Snowden inextricably linked with Ron Paul and Paul’s fellow white supremacists. Among those being damaged by Snowden’s actions are Barack Obama. The biggest loser will be U.S. internet economy.
In this update of Snowden’s Ride, we revisit an aspect of our complex analysis that concerns economic warfare against the United States, designed to turn Silicon Valley into Detroit (pictured at right.) Silicon Valley executives warned that the Snowden disclosures would damage U.S. electronics companies. A German publication made a disputed claim that Microsoft’s TPM chip had an NSA “backdoor,” apparently damaging Microsoft. Most TPM chips are made by a German firm, Siemens spinoff Infineon, raising questions about BND (German intelligence) building the alleged backdoor. The GOP is seriously damaging Silicon Valley by cutting funding for scientific research. IMPORTANT UPDATE ON 9/26/2013.
In this post, we examine the circumstances, personal history and political and professional antecedents of Alex Karp (pictured at right), the CEO of Palantir, whom we nickname “The Gruppenhobbit.” The dominant influence on Karp is the famous philosopher Juergen Habermas, an ostensible leftist whose intellectual antecedents are Nazi. The young Habermas was in the Hitler Youth and the Wehrmacht. Habermas was director of the Max Planck Institute for 12 years. That institution was the renamed Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, a fount of Nazi science and the epicenter of Josef Mengele’s Auschwitz research.
Economically beset Spain is waxing aggressive toward British-governed Gibraltar, using that principality’s “fiscal irregularities” as justification because of the nation’s “EU obligations.” The Rajoy government is coordinating its efforts with Argentina. The cooperation is military, as well as political. Rajoy’s People’s Party evolved from Franco’s Falange. It does not appear to have altogether shed its fascist heritage.
The latest developments in L’Affaire Snowden are alarming, and predictable. We speculated that BND would decouple from NSA’s spying program. That has now happened. We predicted that Eddie the Friendly Spook’s psy-op would lead to profound damage to U.S. internet business and the economy. That appears to be developing. The regulation of the Internet may be going in the direction that Russia and China have endorsed, lending depth to our understanding of Snowden’s travel to both countries–nations that are less than conducive to internet freedom. IMPORTANT UPDATES ON 8/3/2013, 8/14/2013..
The so-called “disclosures” by “Eddie the Friendly Spook Snowden have had some interesting fallout in Europe. This information has, almost in its entirety, been on the public record for years. Nonetheless, Snowden’s “revelations” have led to the apparent formation of a new EU intelligence and military structure, which will include the development of drones and internet surveillance, in what critics have called the formation of a European version of NSA. This force will be under the direction of Catherine Ashton–widely viewed as a German tool. Ashton has been lobbying for the release of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt. Shilling for the Muslim Brotherhood ever since his ouster in a military coup, Germany has been running interference for their erstwhile World War II ally.
For those who consider our analysis to be extreme and manifesting hyperbole, we present a devastating critique of German EMU policy vis a vis the peripheral economies of the eurozone. Discussing Cyprus as exemplary of German methodology and intent, Christopher T. Mahoney–a former Vice Chairman of Moody’s–couches his critique in altogether unambiguous language.