Friday, 22 February 2013

G20-Russian “Convergence”: Partnering With Putin’s Mafia State

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The recently concluded Moscow summit of finance ministers and central bankers of the G20 (Group of Twenty)* countries is merely the opening salvo in a year-long series of confabs in which finance ministers, labor ministers, and central bankers will be working toward a radical reconfiguring of the global “financial architecture.” As we reported recently, the big untold story of the Moscow conference is the ongoing G20 stealth program to crash the dollar and transform the International Monetary Fund into a global Federal Reserve. (See, “Killing the Dollar: G20 & IMF Push for Global Fed, Global Currency.”)

Another unreported and equally important “story behind the story” is the G20 process as a means to bring about “convergence,” which is the gradual economic, political, and social merging of the “former” communist regimes of Russia and China with the United States, the European Union, and, eventually, the other nations of the world — under a global socialist government. There has been virtually no questioning of the wisdom of not only bringing Russia and China into the G20, but of also bestowing the G20 Presidency on Russia for 2013. Throughout the year, Vladimir Putin’s criminal regime — which continues to be run by the same Communist Party/KGB thugs who ran the Soviet Union — will be hosting “task force” and “working group” meetings on “Energy Sustainability,” “Public Debt Management,” “Strong Sustainable and Balanced Growth,” “Anti-Corruption,” “International Financial Architecture,” etc. (A program of the year-long Russia-G20 events can be accessed here.)

Although a few of these events will take place in Washington, D.C. or Paris, most of the G20 conferences will be taking place in Moscow or St. Petersburg, under the supervision of Putin’s FSB, the renamed and reorganized (but unreformed) Soviet KGB.

In his December 1, 2012 “Dear Friends” address, on assuming the G20 presidency, Comrade Putin stated:

We believe that the Russian presidency's main task will be to focus the G20's efforts on developing measures to stimulate economic growth and create jobs. What will this require? We think the answer is clear: investment incentives, trust and transparency in markets, and effective regulation. These priorities will be at the heart of discussion of the various issues traditionally on the G20's agenda. These issues include the state of the global economy, implementing the framework agreement for strong, sustainable and balanced growth, facilitating job creation, reforming the currency and financial regulation and supervision systems, stability on global energy markets, stimulating international development, strengthening multilateral trade, and countering corruption.

It is very clear that the business-economic model President Putin has in mind for accomplishing the above-mentioned goals is the centrally planned, iron-fisted corporate-state model he currently presides over in the Russian Federation.  This is evident in the main G20 document Team Putin has produced thus far: “The Russian Presidency of the G20: Outline.”

Putin’s G20 “Outline” is rife with proposals for “sustainable” this and “green” that, typical of the government-ordained programs found in UN, EU, IMF, World Bank, and NGO “solutions” for every alleged global crisis or problem. Not surprisingly, the “Outline” also continues the G20 support for promoting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the grandiose plan for transferring hundreds of billions of dollars from the developed countries to the UN and its agencies, as well as to the governments of the developing nations — for the supposed purpose of helping the poor.

Putin’s PPPs — Public-Private Partnerships

One of the key features of the Putin “Outline” is its promotion of “public-private partnerships (PPPs),” a favorite ingredient in virtually all the globalist agendas. Putin’s regime epitomizes the corruption of public-private partnerships — PPPs — in the extreme.

As we reported in 2010 (see: “Breathing Pixie Dust" Investing in Russia”), the case of Putin’s brutal shakedown of the American-owed Hermitage Capital Management and the torture/murder of its top attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, is told in harrowing detail in a documentary produced by Hermitage CEO Bill Browder. (See the video below.)

Browder was in France this past week and gave an important interview to the French TV network, France 24, updating the situation with his company and the many other similar situations where Putin’s FSB thugs terrorize foreign business “partners” with nearly the same impunity the regime exercises on Russian businesses. (See the France 24 video interview here.)

* The members of the G20 are: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Great Britain, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.

Photo of Putin: AP Images

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