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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Russia shows the way for nations to forever avoid U.S. imposed sanctions and end petrodollar through new trade agreement with Iran

In 2013 an oil and natural gas agreement between Russia and China would eventually grow into a complete energy program that led to a cracking of the 45 year old petrodollar system.  And through the ability of nations to purchase energy using either Yuan or Rubles, reliance upon the dollar began its final decline.

And ironically, it was about this time that the United States began a new policy of bypassing the United Nations to instead simply administer economic sanctions unilaterally on anyone they believed somehow threatened dollar hegemony.  And this rogue use of economic warfare has isolated Washington even more... even to the point of OPEC nations potentially leaving Western influence to join with Russia's Eurasian Economic Union.

And on May 25, one of these oil producers finalized an agreement with Russia that ensures future protections against U.S. imposed sanctions, and shows the rest of the world how they too can avoid being bound by the dying petrodollar noose.

Moscow and Tehran have signed a deal, under which Iran will sell crude to Russia in exchange for products, according to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh.
While sanctions against Iran have been lifted, banking restrictions on trade in US dollars remain, making it difficult to sell oil on the open market. 
"The deal has been concluded. We are just waiting for the implementation from the Russian side. We have no difficulties; we signed the contract, everything is coordinated between the parties. We are waiting for Russian oil companies to send tankers,” he said, as quoted by Russian news agencies RIA and TASS. 
The agreement was initially reached in 2014 when Iran was under Western sanctions over its nuclear program. 
When the sanctions against Tehran were lifted in 2016, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said the deal was no longer necessary. 
However, in March 2017, Novak said it was back on the table with Russia buying 100,000 barrels per day from Iran and selling the country $45 billion worth of goods. 
Despite the lifting of sanctions, Tehran is still facing problems in re-connecting Iranian banks with global financial markets. 
A February report by the International Monetary Fund said that while Iran has been reconnected to SWIFT, significant challenges prevent Iranian banks fully-reconnecting to global banks still exist mostly due to remaining US sanctions. 
“US primary sanctions apply to US financial institutions and companies, including their non-US branches (but not their subsidiaries). Moreover, with very limited exceptions, businesses and individuals related to the US continue to be generally prohibited from dealing with Iran, including with the government,” the IMF said. 
“US dollar clearing restrictions have not been lifted and pose a significant challenge for non-US banks who may do business with Iran, but may not be paid in US dollars,” it added. - Russia Today
As both Russia and China continue to create and institute infrastructures that allow nations to function in all financial capacities outside of SWIFT and the Western financial system, the sooner the petrodollar can be completely buried in the ground. And as well, it will mean the sooner that U.S. dominion over the economic affairs of nations can finally come to an end.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Russia may soon take new 'SWIFT' type platform and expand it through gold payments and bi-lateral trade

Last week we wrote about Russia finally completing its alternative payment system that now makes it virtually invulnerable to any economic warfare performed by the U.S. through the global SWIFT system.  In fact, it has been this exact type of sanction that has stifled economies in Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and even the former Soviet Union during the Cold War.

But while on the surface Russia has indicated that their primary purpose for implementing their new payment system was to defend against the U.S. cutting them off from access to dollars through SWIFT, the fact that they have created several different new economic coalitions over the past five years means that the now have the power to do even more than just protect against U.S. economic aggression.

In fact, since they have also become the world's top energy producer and distributor, as well as one of the largest holders of gold on the planet, Moscow is prepared to even use their new payment system to collapse the petrodollar and turn the tables on America's domination through its 40+ year control over the reserve currency.

During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last Wednesday, Central Bank governor Elvira Nabiullina stated that: 
“There were threats that we can be disconnected from SWIFT. We have finished working on our own payment system, and if something happens, all operations in SWIFT format will work inside the country. We have created an alternative.” 
The alternative system, known by its abbreviation SPFS, is analogous to SWIFT for financial transactions taking place in Russia and has been in the works for years, with 330 Russian banks connected over a year ago. This number will likely increase now that it has been successfully developed and implemented. Nabiullina also added during the meeting that 90 percent of ATMs in Russia are now compatible with Mir, a Russian version of the Visa and Mastercard payment systems that is used domestically. However, the SPFS is still far from perfect, not operating from 9 pm to 5 am Moscow time and with a transfer cost of 5 cents per transaction. 
Whether Russia’s aim in creating and implementing an alternative to SWIFT is based chiefly on protecting its own economy or not, the move further illustrates how the concentration of international power is steadily moving eastward. Along with parallel efforts by China and other BRICS nations, U.S. and Western economic hegemony is unraveling, a stark reality that U.S. interests - particularly those of the “deep state” - are desperate to avoid. - Mint Press News
However using this new SPFS system for sovereign and bi-lateral payments may be just the first step, as rumors of it connecting with China's CIPS system to create an eventual gold backed monetary system are already on the radar.

According to an article published yesterday by Sputnik, progress made in promoting bilateral trade in yuan is the first step towards an even more ambitions plan — using gold to make transactions: 
The clearing center is one of a range of measures the People's Bank of China and the Russian Central Bank have been looking at to deepen their co-operation. One measure under consideration is the joint organization of trade in gold. In recent years, China and Russia have been the world's most active buyers of the precious metal. 
On a visit to China last year, deputy head of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov said that the two countries want to facilitate more transactions in gold between the two countries. 
The possibility of trading in gold has been discussed by Russian officials over the last year. Last April, First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov told TASS: 
“BRICS countries are large economies with large reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of this precious metal. In China, the gold trade is conducted in Shanghai, in Russia it is in Moscow. Our idea is to create a link between the two cities in order to increase trade between the two markets." - Russia Insider

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Russia now prepared for both dollar collapse and future sanctions by announcing alternative SWIFT system

Over the 70+ years the U.S. has had control over the global monetary system, they have used the dollar on occasion as an 'economic weapon' to force other countries into ceding to their national and international policies.  And of course their most common way they do this is by cutting off nations from access to the SWIFT system.

But in the wake of the economic sanctions Washington and the European Union imposed on Russia following the Ukrainian coup, China, and now we can add Russia to this group, have used their time in creating their own SWIFT alternatives, and on March 23 the central bank of Russia announced they are fully prepared for any overt or covert monetary crisis which may include a dollar collapse, or future sanctions that might be used to attack the ruble.

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If the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is shut down in Russia, the country’s banking system will not crash, according to Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina. Russia has a substitute. 
"There were threats that we can be disconnected from SWIFT. We have finished working on our own payment system, and if something happens, all operations in SWIFT format will work inside the country. We have created an alternative," Nabiullina said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. 
She also added that 90 percent of ATMs in Russia are ready to accept the Mir payment system, a domestic version of Visa and MasterCard. 
Izvestia daily reported that as of January 2016, 330 Russian banks had been connected to the SWIFT alternative, the system for transfer of financial messages (SPFS). 
In 2014 and 2015, when the crisis in relations between Russia and the West were at their peak over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, some Western politicians urged disconnecting Russia from SWIFT. - Russia Today

Monday, June 6, 2016

Now that Washington has destroyed Brazil, their next BRICS target is South Africa

As Brazil deals with the aftermath of the Washington funded coup that ousted President Dilma Rousseff, the establishment appears now to be going after their next BRICS target… that of South Africa.
On June 3, S&P is preparing to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating following default threats and months of protests that are alleged to have been created by funding out of Washington and other U.S. backed NGO’s.
Major protests have gripped South Africa in recent months as political forces have emerged to give voice to a growing discontent with the government and ruling party. Beneath the surface of these demonstrations organized around legitimate grievances, however, there’s an undercurrent of political manipulation.
South Africa and its ruling African National Congress (ANC) party have been targeted for destabilization due to the country’s burgeoning relationship with China and other non-Western nations, most obviously typified by South Africa’s inclusion in BRICS, the association of the five major emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. - Mint Press News

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

France ready to lead the way for Europe in removing sanctions against Russia

One of the more interesting items to come out of Davos it appears is a friendlier attitude toward Russia and their leader Vladimir Putin by European powers.  And with Britain and France already breaking protocols with NATO recently over the ISIS threat, the question that is rising is whether Europe as a whole is ready to break away from their long standing affiliation with U.S. foreign policy.
On Jan. 24, France’s Minister of the Economy announced that the Eurozone nation is going to work towards ending sanctions imposed upon Russia, and attempt to facilitate an agreement throughout the EU to bring an end to the economic proxy war the U.S. started with Russia over Ukraine.

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