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“Because the great choice in a nation of 320 million may come down to Crazy Man versus Criminal.” ~ Peggy Noonan

By Catherine Austin Fitts


I was in Washington in the fall of 1997 when money started disappearing from the US government. It was just the beginning. I called it the “Missing Money” and I counted it for years.

When the money started flowing out of federal accounts in October 1997, the beginning of federal fiscal 1998, very few people noticed. Instead Monica Lewinsky and the impeachment captured the attention and imagination of both Washington and the Nation. The media shriek-o-meter was dialed as high as it could.

The tactic worked. No one paid attention to the financial coup d’etat except for the firms laundering the money. There was a blip on September 10, 2001, when Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted that DOD was missing $2.3 trillion for the year before. Recognition of this loss was, of course, erased by the events of 9/11, the very next day.

The response was to increase appropriations to the Department of Defense rather than to enforce the Constitutional provisions that spending must be envisioned by Congressional appropriations or the Legislative provisions that require regular published audited financial statements.

Our retirement savings were moved out of the system by stealth, financed by growing debt, much of it issued fraudulently.

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“France always had this balanced position that in so many conflicts was the voice of peace. I intend to maintain that. De Gaulle was pleading for a multipolar world.” ~ Marine Le Pen

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on the Solari Report,  The Saker will join me for his quarterly update on the shift to a multipolar world.

We will discuss the recent Duma elections in Russia as well as current developments in Syria and the implications for global geopolitics.

In his quarterly report in June, Saker described the policies likely in a Clinton presidency and the risks of war. In this report, at my request, he will review his top 10 recommendations for a Trump presidency.

We also celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the 9/11 Truth movement, as described in Saker’s article published on the 9/11 anniversary.

Throughout this fascinating interview, Saker synthesizes these global developments into several significant insights.

This is the last week of the month – so no Money & Markets. If you have not listened yet, I recommend last week’s Money & Markets.  I issued a warning that the Presidential campaign is a distraction from serious political and financial developments underway. I am concerned that the “slow burn” is growing tired. Institutional and structural changes are quietly underway that many people may experience as a “controlled demolition” in the first two years of a new administration. Signs of “cut and run” by serious players are growing. It is critical that US voters focus on state and local elections and referendums designed to compromise the US Constitution.

Post and e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine and I will address in the subscriber input area or in Money & Markets the following week.

Have a wonderful week!


“Being a spiritual warrior these days means pushing the media far enough away so you can think.” ~Elana Freeland, Sub Rosa America and the Fall of the New Atlantis

By Catherine Austin Fitts

I stopped to see Dr. Farrell on my way to California. We spoke at length about “Productivity, Prosperity & the Popsicle Index,” the theme in our 2nd Quarter Wrap Up. I was inspired by his insights and asked him to join me on the Solari Report to discuss why productivity growth is so important to you and me.

Given the explosion of new missing money from the federal government, continued financial fraud from big banks and the push to subvert the US Constitution with a constitutional convention, we can expect an acceleration of major structural shifts. Some worry about economic collapse. However, recent events look a lot more like controlled demolition and preparation for war.

I now refer to the US Presidential campaign as “Monica Lewinsky II.” Monica Lewinsky I was the media “shriek-o-meter” that distracted during the first year of financial coup d’etat with trillions in government assets disappearing from federal agency accounts starting in October 1997. With the DOD Inspector General announcing that $6.5 trillion is missing from DOD in fiscal 2015 alone, we need to keep our eye on the ball:  “Where is the money and how to do we get it back?”

The importance has never been greater of (i) seeing what is real  (including what is draining our productivity) and (ii) building stronger leadership and individual and local resiliency.

We will publish our interview with Dr. Farrell here on Thursday, September 29.

We also touch on our coming launch party in Tulsa, October 15, for the Grand Virtual Pipe Organ Crowdfund to purchase a virtual pipe organ for Joseph.  We will join 35 supporters for wine, dinner and a celebration of friendship and music.  You can buy tickets here. Stay tuned for more on the crowdfund when we launch on October 15.