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More Bill Bonner on Persecution, Assassination and Doom

How to Ruin an Empire   Maria Bonaventura Nov. 10,2019   It’s a classic formula… From ancient Rome to modern Venezuela, there is one surefire way to ruin an empire: Step 1) Spend more than you can afford, year after year. Step 2) Build up the military. Not to protect yourself from overseas enemies… but to fight the angry mobs at home after Step 1 backfires. It’s the easy-money curse, as Bill puts it. And in this week’s Diary, he explores how – from giveaways, to crony deals, to free money – the curse is already haunting America… and things threaten to get worse… Regards, Maria Bonaventura Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary P.S. Pay close attention to Friday’s issue, “Call the Funeral Home.” Our research department just crunched the latest numbers on Bill’s Doom Index, and it’s flashing a warning sign. The last time it reached this level (9) was during the financial crisis of ’08, right before all Hell broke loose…   The Persecution and Assassination of Donald J. Trump, Part 5 Why is the Deep State out to get Donald Trump? On Monday, our editor picks back up where he left off last week. And the answer: It’s complicated… The Persecution and Assassination of Donald J. Trump, Part 6 As Bill concludes his six-part series, we see how things always come full circle in the end. And the road to...

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Putin Derangement Syndrome

CRAZIESTER AND MORE CRAZIESTER   Patrick Amrstrong Nov. 04, 2019   Remember the Spinal Tap scene where the witless band member explains that because their numbers go to 11 they can always get that little bit extra? Putin Derangement Syndrome went past 11 a long time ago: we need a whole new set of superlatives, “craziest” just won’t do any more After writing this compendium of nonsense about Putin from Western sources in 2015, I ran a short series on Putin Derangement Syndrome; I gave up when Putin Derangement Syndrome and Trump Derangement Syndrome merged into a crescendo of craziness, far past what I could have imagined. (And Trump Derangement Syndrome is also past 11 – “Why Ivanka Trump’s new haircut should make us very afraid“.) In the past, American hysteria campaigns against the enemy-of-the-moment ended when their target did. Noriega went to jail, Milosevic died in jail, Hussein and Qadaffi were killed, bin Laden was killed, Aidid – but who remembers him? The frenzy built up and up and stopped at the end before it got to 11. But Putin is still there and growing stronger by the moment. And the frenzy therefore has to go past 10, past 11 and ever upwards. One of the craziest (to say nothing of disgusting) things was this absurd cartoon from the (formerly) staid NYT. But that was a whole year ago. No...

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SI

Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 28 DONALD TRUMP E A ‘MORTE’ DE BAGHDADI :  O ANÚNCIO : (NYTimes/Video)…  Ele morreu como um cão (Pepe Escobar)…  A elite globalista chora a morte de Baghdadi  (Alex Christoforou with Alexander Mercouris, vídeo). Alex e Alexander emocionam-se positivamente…  A inteligência de parceiros mostrou o caminho até Baghdadi  (Alison Tahmizian Meuse)….   SÍRIA :  GRUPO WAGNER : Tudo sobre petróleo  (Steve Brown)….   RÚSSIA NA SÍRIA :  NOVOS PROBLEMAS? : A Síria pode ser qualquer coisa para a Rússia, um triunfo por exemplo, mas menos um passeio (Alexander Simes). O argumento desse artigo segue na mesma linha do artigo de Omar Lamrani, na quarta-feira passada…  A aparente rapidez das mudanças na influência de Rússia e Estados Unidos na região esconde que essas mudanças estão em andamento há anos  (Patrick Lawrence). Enfim, o ‘triunfo’ da Rússia tem um amplo contexto no tempo e no espaço….   RÚSSIA & ÁFRICA :  ALTERNATIVA À PILHAGEM NEO-COLONIAL : A visão de 2030 (Matthew Ehret).  Por assim dizer, o ‘triunfo’ da Rússia na Síria propiciou a realização triunfante da Cúpula Russo-Africana em Sochi. A propósito, minha leitura de cabeceira esses dias tem sido Karl Marx e Frederico Engels sobre colonialismo no Século XIX. On Colonialism, New York, International Publishers, 1972. Uma seleção de artigos e cartas, a maior parte dos artigos tendo sido publicada no...

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Oh, the Atlantic Ocean is so awfully wide!

Europe’s gas alliance with Russia is a match made in heaven   M. K. Bhadrakumar Nov. 3, 2019   Amidst the excitement over the killing of the ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a development of much impact on international security passed by when Denmark made the innocuous announcement on October 30 that it would permit the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to pass through its exclusive economic zone. Copenhagen modestly explained that it was “obliged to allow the construction of transit pipelines” under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.   The Nord Stream 2, which will connect Russia’s Leningrad Region  to Germany’s Baltic coast, bypassing the traditional route via Ukraine, aims to double the capacity of the already-built Nord Stream 1 to 110 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year that is more than a quarter of the European Union’s gas consumption.  On October 31, Gazprom, Russia’s energy Leviathan, had said 83 percent of the pipeline construction — more than 2100 km of the pipeline — was complete. The permit to construct in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone south-east of Bornholm covers a 147-km-long route section.  Pipelay has been completed in Russian, Finnish and Swedish waters, and for the most part in German waters. The construction of both landfall facilities in Russia and Germany is nearing completion. Thus, the development last week signifies that Russia is certain...

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Bill Bonner on the persecution and assassination of D. J. Trump

Why Are the Ingrates at The Donald’s Throat?   Maria Bonaventura Nov. 02, 2019   Why is the Deep State against Trump? That’s the question on Bill’s mind this week, as he connects the dots between the president’s impeachment… his dubious fight with the Deep State… and the crisis about to overtake the U.S. economy. But first, our editor looks to the European Central Bank on the other side of the Atlantic, where… with a new crony at the helm… the claptrap is sure to continue… Regards, Maria Bonaventura Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary   Europe’s New Celebrity Grifter Before diving into The Donald’s troubles, Bill casts an eye to Europe. The European Central Bank just got a new president… but not before firing up the printing press one last time. What kind of boondoggles will the new chief get into? The Persecution and Assassination of Donald J. Trump, Part 1 America is greater than ever before… That’s the president’s outlook as he takes to the Twittersphere. But our editor has a different take… and, to POTUS’ dismay, it may leave Trump out of the picture… The Persecution and Assassination of Donald J. Trump, Part 2 Whether the economy is struggling (as Bill suggests) or “doing great” (as POTUS believes), one thing is certain: The Donald has little to do with its fate. And he’s in for trouble if he doesn’t...

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