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The Yakuza’s Cleanup Crew: It’s Not What You Think But Still Alarming

It has long been known that the yakuza are an impor­tant com­po­nent of Japan’s polit­i­cal pow­er struc­ture. It turns out that Japan’s nuclear pow­er struc­ture has a long his­to­ry with the yakuza too. This became an impor­tant real­i­ty short­ly after the Fukushi­ma cat­a­stro­phe. Seri­ous chal­lenges remain. Yakuza too.

Currency Wars: The New World Ordoliberalism

There’s been quite a bit of chat­ter late­ly about the threat of “Cur­ren­cy Wars” amongst glob­al pol­i­cy­mak­ers. It’s part of a larg­er debate over just what kind of eco­nom­ic poli­cies and modes of cen­tral bank­ing should even be philo­soph­i­cal­ly allow­able. The Bun­des­bank has some strong ideas about what gov­ern­ments should and should not be allowed to do with their mon­e­tary and fis­cal poli­cies. Not sur­pris­ing­ly, they’re also bad ideas.

“. . . Almost a Victory in the Third World War”

Wag­ing “war by oth­er means,” Ger­many has used its banks to do what Teu­ton­ic armies have accom­plished in the past. A for­mer Ital­ian cab­i­net mem­ber has accused Ger­many of delib­er­ate­ly pre­cip­i­tat­ing the euro-zone cri­sis. Telling­ly, Rena­to Brunet­ta termed what Angela Merkel did as “almost a vic­to­ry in the third world war.” It is vital to under­stand that the events over­tak­ing the world were delib­er­ate and pre­con­ceived. Ger­many is wag­ing World War III in the eco­nom­ic sphere, rather than the mil­i­tary one, in keep­ing with the prin­ci­ples of Pruss­ian mil­i­tary the­o­reti­cian Carl von Clause­witz.

Imagine, “Morsi Is a Textbook Islamic Fascist”: I Told You So, Part 3 (Democracy, Muslim Brotherhood Style, Part 3)

We recall the tsuna­mi of praise, Hosan­nas and Hal­lelu­jahs gush­ing forth from the world’s media and polit­i­cal pun­dit­ry. Hail­ing the “Arab Spring” as the dawn­ing of a new enlight­en­ment in that part of the world, they missed the boat–fundamentally. We, on the oth­er hand, were warn­ing that this phe­nom­e­non was a Nazi oper­a­tion, hav­ing been ini­ti­at­ed by pow­er­ful cor­po­rate forces in the sec­ond admin­is­tra­tion of George W. Bush, it had its trig­ger with the Wik­iLeaks milieu–itself a far-right, Nazi-linked enti­ty, as we demon­strat­ed in FTR’s 732 and #745. (In addi­tion to the doc­u­men­ta­tion in the orig­i­nal WikiLeaks/Arab Spring series, see the arti­cle excerpt­ed below.) Before delv­ing into details, an excel­lent overview of recent events in Egypt was pro­vid­ed in an Eng­lish-lan­guage blog by a cit­i­zen of that tor­tured coun­try. The con­tra­dic­tions and dead­ly under­cur­rents of unfold­ing events were elo­quent­ly summed up by Mah­moud Salem in “Imag­ine.”

Official opposition to the eurozone austerity fetish becomes a bad joke

Sup­port­ers of Berlin’s aus­ter­i­ty dri­ve across the euro­zone were relieved by Ire­land’s approval of the ‘Fis­cal Com­pact’ on Thurs­day. But this ‘good news’ coin­cides with a grow­ing back­lash by key lead­ers an offi­cials against the end­less calls for aus­ter­i­ty with­out a ‘pro-growth’ com­po­nent. Except, as usu­al, not real­ly.

Berlin has the same old new plan. But this time it’s “special”

Reports of a new “six-point plan” are com­ing out of Merkel’s gov­ern­ment and rais­ing the hope that Berlin’s aus­ter­i­ty-fetish has final­ly been sati­at­ed. Keep hop­ing.

Through the Egyptian Looking Glass: Al-Ihss in Muslim Brother Land

Com­pared to Salafists, Mus­lim Broth­er­hood seen by U.S. as “mod­er­ate.” Are Broth­er­hood and Salafists secret­ly in league with each oth­er?

Addendum to FTR #746: Germany Rejecting Greek War Crimes Reparations

Ger­many mak­ing Greek eco­nom­ic sit­u­a­tion even worse by refus­ing to pay war repa­ra­tions that are right­ful­ly owed. Cur­rent Fed­er­al Repub­lic car­ry­ing on legal suc­ces­sion to the Third Reich.

P‑2, Take II?

Com­ment: A recent fis­sure between Ital­ian neo-fas­­cist (he calls him­self a “post-fas­­cist”) Gian­fran­co Fini and Ital­ian pre­mier Sil­vio Berlus­coni turned up indi­ca­tions of a cabal of pow­er­ful fig­ures, who have clan­des­tine­ly coa­lesced into a secre­tive, piv­otal influ­ence group. (Berlus­coni is pic­tured at right.) This is rem­i­nis­cent of the sin­is­ter P‑2 Lodge of Licio Gel­li, a […]

FTR #700 Deutschland Uber Alles

Ger­many mov­ing to real­ize Hitler’s geopo­lit­i­cal goals; Aus­tria to become part of “Greater Ger­many?” Switzer­land, Italy and Spain to face frag­men­ta­tion? France’s Sarkozy adopts Ger­man revi­sion­ism.

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