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  • A K

    95 % Money in Cyprus is Russian mafia money…

    • markthetruth

      One thing if its Mafia Money you It’s real Money !!!
      and if you don’t Pay it Back With Interest They Will own You !!!

      the end…

  • hillbillyhustle

    with the markets hitting all time highs recently, the cypress collapse and the facebook ponzi scheme that just got exposed…I’d say it won’t be long until the next crisis. I’ve been a firm believer that as soon as we start hearing about ponzi schemes getting exposed then the next crisis is not far from that. I don’t know if it will be a complete collapse but I do not it’s gonna hurt.

  • glamandvampallround

    They better not mess with my savings!!!! I might be a vamp but I’m not a fool.

  • K

    Michael, you have the answer. You just do not know it. You are very through as always. It is the navel base the Russians are after. Their only real base in the Med. is Syria. Not exactly a stable situation there. Now go back about 3 weeks, when the Russians announced they are reforming a fleet for the Med.. It will be the first time since the collapse of the USSR, they have sought to maintain a fleet in the Med. It would not surprise me, if the exact amount Cyprus is short. Turns out to match the same amount the Russians offer to lease the base.

    • Syrin

      I think we have a winner here

      • Blackhawk

        The absolute winner in all this charade is as everybody knows the banksters cartel who deliberately knocked down the first domino piece.

        It is absolutely ridiculous to think that they didn’t know the consequences of imposing such a tax on deposits no matter what the Cypriot government or parliament or whatever else votes.

        The damage is already done, the trust in the system is getting in to high gear on the way down.

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    • Mondobeyondo

      The first thing you look at when you watch international relations is, “What does the other party have to gain from our country’s decision(s)?”

      Russia misses its empire. The good old days under the USSR, Stalin, Khrushchev banging his shoe at the U.N., etc. It wants those glory days back. It’s determined to get its former empire back, if not by negotiation or diplomacy, then by force. Everyone seems to try it at some point or another – even Iran and North Korea. (Although it helps a lot to have an army and weapons to back up your bluster.)

      • K

        Yes Mondo, you are on the right track. However, I can assure you they do not want, all their old empire back. They want to pick and choose. Ukraine, they would like back. Romania, not so much. No, I think Russia will settle for a zone of influence. Worldwide empires are expensive, and hard to maintain. Maybe one day we will figure that out.

      • NorthernCanuck

        It never lost its empire. The whole thing has been a carefully=planned strategic deception from the start. Russian Interior Ministry troops still guard the external borders of the old Soviet states, the renamed KGB still maintains its old offices and presence in them, and many of the leaders are the same old Soviet-approved apparachiks who held power previously. Anatoly Golitsyn, that most valuable of defectors, warned the West of this years ago. He had spent years himself working on this plan in the inner circle of the KGB. There is still a KGB price outstanding on his head. He detailed and warned of the plot for a massive Soviet ‘Potempkin Village’ political deception to disarm and fool the West in his two books, ‘New Lies For Old’ and ‘The Perestroika Deception’. An assessment a few years ago found that, up to that point, 94% of his warnings had been proven accurate and had been fulfilled!

    • NorthernCanuck

      It’s not just the naval base. The British, when they granted independence to Cyprus, retained two huge sovereign bases there and a huge mountain-top radar installation. US high-level surveillance flights over Russia often originated from one of those bases. If the Russians were able to put one of their incredibly sensitive Tombstone radar units on that mountain they could also monitor the whole region’s air space from deep into Syria to way down over the Gulf. Putin is a smart operator! As for the ‘Russian mafia’, another synonym for them is the word ‘Mishpucka’ – Google it! You’ll also find this article (via Google) on the ‘Kosher Nostra’, ‘The Judeo-Russian Mafia’, to be of significant interest. Coincidentally, as this potentially-seismic banking crisis is beginning, Obama is visiting Israel!

      • K

        Excellent points. I am sure that would be their plan for the long run. But Russia has become less obvious as of late. So at first they will want the navel base. Maybe even settle for just a part of the base. Agree to no more than 3 or 4 ships in port at any one time.Sounds quite harmless that way.

        • NorthernCanuck

          The Russians are the world’s best chess players. If they finally provide Greece with the surface-to-air missile batteries for positioning on Cyprus, which the Greeks first requested over a decade ago, the Tombstone radar automatically gets included as part of the deal (with the existing caveat that it can only be operated by Russian technicians). Unlikely at this point, but things can move quickly in that part of the world if tensions rise – nand with Russian naval vessels ported there the Turkish air force would have a tougher job taking out those batteries (which they’d earlier threatened to do when the proposal first came up). None of this is just about money and banking, particularly from the Russian side!

      • cannuck21

        good points indeed. Add to this the potential for ‘off shore gas’ (Gazprom has
        already expressed interest) and it starts to look like an excellent deal for
        Putin and the Politbreau.
        At the same time the West has been making generations of enemies with their attacks on Iraq (so just where were
        those weapons of mass destruction?) and the policy of destabilizing Libya, Egypt,
        Syria and now Mali. The drone
        attacks in Pakistan serve only to alienate even more Islamists and drive them into the arms of the extremists – and Pakistan has a nuclear capability. Putin has been a very clever chess player. Time to prep seriously!

  • markthetruth

    Deliberate Derivative Domino Due Date !!!

    Only One Side Will win this Game .

    Get Ready to rumble, Let the First Domino Fall .

    the end…

  • Tosheba

    No wonder space aliens HOVER and do NOT land on this planet. No intelligent life on this rock.

  • Mondobeyondo

    If it can happen in Cyprus, it can certainly happen in the U.S. The only thing stopping it from happening in the U.S, is… hmmm. I’m thinking.

    Nope, can’t think of anything.

  • rat28

    Fed and Central bankers around the world has learned its lesson on Lehman Brothers.. This times we have firewall all over the monetary system and the FED will make sure its nuclear option will safeguard against any collapse.

    • retired

      Hey Rat,are you serious?

      The Fed.,along with some of the big Wall Street investment banks,were the the ones who pushed Lehman Bros. & Bear Sterns off of the cliff to begin with!

      Just what lesson were they supposed to have learned from these events,how to collude & manipulate markets?

  • Paul

    It warms my heart to see the Cypriot parliament say screw you EU.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    What is it Otto von Bismarck said about 125 years ago when asked what would start the next war. “some foolish thing in the Balkans”??? Cyprus may not quite be in the Balkans but close enough.

    Time for the messiah to hit his reset button with the Russians….tell the KGB toleave their billions and pay 10% for “community investment and their fair share” or whatever hogwash he and his minions use.

    • NorthernCanuck

      About a dozen years ago, the Greeks were interested in putting batteries of the latest Russian surface-to-air missiles on Cyprus and the Turks (whose pilots were being quietly trained by the Israeli air force to do the job) were angrily threatening to take them out with air strikes if they did. The Russians were presented with the opportunity to do a business deal that would set two NATO allies at each others throats and must have been rubbing their hands with glee. The British, well aware that the Greeks would like to turn their sovereign Cyprus bases over to NATO control if they could, sat unmoving on those bases, said nothing, and quietly boosted their own defences there with extra fighters and Rapier missiles. Then Kosovo distracted everyone and it never happened. I’m sure that the Russians haven’t forgotten that lesson, either – that strategic island is still a potential tinderbox between Turkey and Greece!

  • El Pollo de Oro

    The parliament of Cyprus has voted down the extortion scheme of the banksters and the IMF (International Mafia Federation). But the very fact that the banksters even rolled the dice is downright chilling. The very fact that the banksters attempted this extortion sends out a message to millions of Europeans that their bank accounts could be looted by banksters at any moment.

    “This Cypress issue, although Cyprus is a small country, is a huge event.”—Gerald Celente

    It certainly is. Once again, we are reminded that the banksters are every bit as vile, every bit as treacherous and every bit as evil as Gerald Celente and Alex Jones have been warning. And don’t think for a minute that the bankster devils won’t try the same thing here in The Banana Republic of America (formerly Gli Stati Uniti).

    “The EU Titanic has now hit the iceberg. It is a European union of economic failure.”—Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party

    “The banksters are going to take our bank accounts here in the United States. That’s what Homeland Security is for. That’s what the drones and checkpoints are for.”—Alex Jones

    “Why would the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve, a big insider, and the head of the Kansas City Federal Reserve be publicly pancking? Because they are not pure evil. They want to have a future
    for their grandchildren. They don’t want to fully destroy America and kill the golden goose. Even if you’re not a moral person—even if you’re not really a good guy and don’t care about other people—there’s a reason to have a civilization: there will be nothing for the parasite class to prey on if the
    ultra-parasite class wrecks everything in a scorched earth takeover.”—Alex Jones on the implications of Cyprus debacle

    These are dark, dark times for Europe and dark, dark times for the cesspool of corruption that is The Banana Republic of America.

    • Ayn Rand

      Can’t agree with you more Pollo. The elite have been hiding in the shadows setting up the pieces in thier chess game for a while. Now they are starting to go on the offensive. Instead of a creeping advance, they are now going into blitzkrieg mode. We are soon going to see great political, social, and economic upheaval. God bless all of you. God bless Liberty. God bless Freedom.

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  • james

    Better hold onto your wallets. Times are about to get rough. cash/gold is the best thing to hold now. you cannot trust the banks

  • Tomburst

    Very interesting that Cyprus has rejected wealth tax. They will now have to find the money from somewhere else. The news I’m watching here in the UK just said ‘they will have to get big money from absolutely any source whatever,anywhere they can as they are totally desperate and about to collapse’ What about the elephant in the room? The church in Cyprus ( and Greece,Spain,Italy,Ireland etc…) and other religious groups own vast land/ property and remain virtually tax exempt with all manner of privilege while the people are being financially fleeced. Virtually everything else has been slashed big time here (police,nursing,fire service….you name it) It’s low hanging fruit surely. Time to cough up your holiness and really dish out those riches that have been accumulated and milked from the nations for centuries. Get that land sold,and melt that gold down.

    • NorthernCanuck

      The Orthodox Archbishop in Cyprus has already publicly placed the wealth of the church at the disposal of the nation in this crisis. Cypriots won’t back down in this and their ace in the hole are those incredibly valuable offshore natural gas fields. Watch for them to try something similar with Greece – there are vast and valuable oil and gas fields lying yet untapped under the Aegean Sea! Why the Greeks don’t just follow suit and offer those to the Russians in exchange for a complete bailout and fvreedom from EU financial overlordship brats me!

  • Mondobeyondo

    Pay attention, class. We in the U.S. will be next.

    • Jodi

      Yes & I think very soon!

  • chilller

    The fact that Cyprus would rather deal with the lesser of 2 evils, the Russian Mafia, says a lot. Maybe Spain, Italy and Portugal should talk to the Russians since the EU mafia left Greece in shambles…could the Russians do worse?

    • JasonS

      The EU politico/bankster/mafia is no worse than the Russian mafia. Cyprus should tell EU, give us the cash, or we leave the EU and Russia gets our port.

    • jox

      Actually the russian wealthy and indeed a lot of russian mafia are already established in Spain, in the mediterranean area.

  • Jodi

    When the banks reopen on Thurs there will be a massive run for sure. I don’t blame these people one bit. Same will happen here in America when things start to get real bad.

  • ubersleeper

    Where is gary2? Shouldn’t he be on board with all this taxing of wealth? I’d really like to hear his take.

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  • Wally

    I have been reading Michael’s work for about a year and I completely agree with everything he has been warning us about but I think we need to be worrying about something else that seems to be a much more pressing issue right now, WW III. You have to look for it because the media in the US does not report it but I believe we are on the brink of WW III and that is scaring me a heck of a lot more than a financial/economic collapse. North Korea is making very serious threats to the US on a daily basis. If they can launch a rocket into space which they can, they can most definitely launch a missile that could reach the US. There are reports that chemical weapons have indeed been used in Syria. Israel and Iran are ready to go to war at any time. In addition to the Cyprus fiasco being spoken by Michael the last few days there is theory that the Russians are laundering money and keeping it in Cyprus banks. Could this not be Russian mafia money? Of course it could. 100s of millions of it. Putin and the Russians do not seems pleased at all that the global bankers are trying to do this and this is something that could easily start a war.

    Another thing that is becoming very scary is the infiltration of radical Islam in every part of our countries infrastructure. States are being forced to bring up and write laws to ban Sharia law from being used in courts. Hillary Clinton’s foreign adviser had ties to the Muslim brotherhood. Look into Act For America and you can see all of the fronts were US states are battling radical Islam. We are in deep and it is getting worse by the hour.

    • Exactly I see it happening soon China and Russia will be bombing the US I will cheer on Russia and China when they do it.

    • Ayn Rand

      Agree with everything except radical Islam. That is just a red herring that the elite have been using to scare and mislead us westerners. THe real dangers are the elite, government, and banksters.

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  • John

    Their legislature rejected these controversial proposals unanimously. This site is non-stop fear-mongering. Their content is driven by the needs of their survivalist advertisers. Be afraid. Be very afraid!

    • Ayn Rand

      Are you kidding me? Their is so much f***ed up about the world economy and the local economies. I see families destitute in AMERICA, the land that used to be the land of prosperity. I see businesses dying by the day. I see massive fiat currency and derivatives bubbles being blown to massive proportions EVERY DAY! You are wrong.

    • Tomburst

      Yeah,that’s right pal,you keep your head firmly in that sand. In a few years time everything will be just fine an dandy right? And everybody will be farting cotton candy,cos they will have fixed it all. Absolutely nothin to be seriously concerned about eh. I think you must have accidentally hit this site while you we’re lookin for Alice in wonderland. When it all kicks off you’ll probably think that it’s just a dream. I hear they are handing out free white sticks at wal-mart.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      The fact that the parliament in Cyprus voted the banksters’ extortion move down doesn’t make it any less disturbing. The very fact that the banksters would even propose this type of thievery shows how vicious they have become.

  • sharonsj

    What isn’t explained is: where did the money go? Banks are only required to have a fraction of the total deposits on hand; presumably the rest is out on loans or they’ve gambled with it like the rest of the world-wide banking system.

    Maybe some people got their money out earlier but I bet a lot will be left holding the bag.

  • VilePig

    “…the full faith and credit of
    the federal government.” I have heard this phrase many times over the years and I can not think of any phrase that is more empty or more meaningless, and those who believe in it will be sorry.

  • olde reb

    Michael, Do you have any idea how Cyprus has become so indebted that they face this financial chaos?

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