“A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.” ~Jack Ma
By Catherine Austin FItts
The “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” rocketed through the US Congress at record speed in July, imposing sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Faced with a veto override, an unhappy President Trump signed it into law on August 2, 2017.
The response was swift. EU President Jean-Claude Juncker threatened retaliation. The German Minister for Economics and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, declared the sanctions illegal and urged the EU to take counter-measures. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the law had ended the possibility of improving U.S.–Russian relations and signaled “an all-out trade war with Russia.”
What happened to the US policy of maintaining global balance by preventing a close alliance between Germany, Russia, and China? The policy appears set in reverse now, to ensure an escalating trade war. One alleged FBI whistleblower recently said of Mrs Clinton’s desire for war with Russia, “She wants war with Russia because that is what her donations bought.”
Has the entire US Congress been bought minus the two senators and three congressman who voted against the Sanctions Act? Can the bankers and the military-industrial complex order a war with their control files and campaign contributions the way you and I order take-out pizzas? It would appear so.
To help answer that question, I invited former Georgia Congressman, Dr. Cynthia McKinney, to return to the Solari Report to discuss the Sanctions Act and the unprecedented process that it was passed into law. This Thursday we will also publish to the public Dr. McKinney’s extraordinary interview on the US Constitution in the 2nd Quarter Wrap Up as well as my discussion on how we might organize to enforce it.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I encourage you to watch Charles Ferguson’s “No End in Sight” on America’s first two years of occupation in Iraq and the intentional engineering of the country’s descent into lawlessness and guerilla warfare. In many conversations in recent months, I find myself recommending this documentary to Americans who do not yet understand how regime change often brings intentional and systematic destruction of civilization.
In Money & Markets, I will review the high pressure on the US Congress given their heavy calendar in the fall – the debt limit, a new budget and tax reform. All of these issues are experiencing the financials pressures resulting from the unprecedented disappearance of US government monies.
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Talk to you Thursday!