Yuan on the Way to Becoming an Alternative Reserve Currency & Obama’s Off to China to INSIST That the Chinese Play Nice

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

OK, here we go again, in all likelihood, with another big blast of hot air from Barack Obama.

Reuters, like the AP, doesn’t appreciate quoting from their articles.  So, for details follow the link from 11/10/2009:

World Bank: yuan to become alternative reserve currency

Let’s summarize.  Former Bush Adminstration biggie Robert Zoellick who has moved on to become President of the World Bank thinks the dollar as a reserve currency is “relatively secure” but the Chinese yuan is going to become an alternative to the greenback. Zoellick muses that it might take 10-15 years and that we shouldn’t be “complacent” about the dollar.

As if anybody these days is complacent???  And, don’t you think that these comments just confirm the actions of Ben Bernanke and the Fed that are allowing the dollar fall?

Ah, but according to the Telegraph (U.K):

Barack Obama pledges to tackle Beijing on yuan

President Obama, who, since taking office in January, has resisted branding the Chinese government as currency manipulators, promised to discuss the thorny issue of the yuan, and whether it is undervalued, as part of a visit to Shanghai and Beijing.

“Currency, along with a host of other issues, will come up, and I’m confident that both the United States and China can arrive at a broad set of policies that encourages trade that benefits both countries, that allows ongoing economic growth,” said Mr Obama.

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But Mr Obama will have to tread carefully as the Chinese government owns almost $800bn (£477bn) of US Treasuries, its largest foreign creditor.

Earlier in the day, the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, urged the US to “effectively discharge its responsibilities” and “maintain an appropriate size” to its budget deficit.

Yup.

A couple of days ago on CNBC, PIMCO’s Bill Gross made this point (see minute 4:30 on the video titled America Still Number 1?:)

Gross notes that over the last year alone the depreciating dollar means that every single Treasury purchased by China, Japan etc with a 1 to 2 % yield has essentially generated a negative 13 to 14% return. Yes, NEGATIVE 13 to 14% return.

Yeah, I guess Obama will HAVE to tread carefully.  China owns us and is not happy, especially about that negative return…

If you read our previous post Globalization/U.S. Decline Right on Schedule Courtesy Obama Backdown…Summer 2010 Projected Completion of Integration of NAFTA with EU to Counter BRIC/ASEAN Bloc, you’ll see an example of Obama’s big talk and big backdown type of leadership.

And, on this currency issue, Obama supporters are urging The Chosen One to live up to his campaign promise:

Yuan Critics Want Obama to Keep Campaign Promise

At the time, Obama said that he would “”insist that China stop manipulating its currency because it’s not fair to American manufacturers, it’s not fair to you and we are going to change it when I am president of the United States of America.”

I can’t wait to see this unfold over the next few days as the Obama crowd hits Beijing…I’ll be looking for the “insisting” part of the trip…

Eustace Mullins’ “Secrets of the Federal Reserve”: Read About what Ezra Pound Called “The Great Betrayal”

~~By American Lassie

(Editor’s Note: American Lassie has a background in tax accounting.)

(Please also note this disclaimer: Eustace Mullins has long been admired by the right; he has also been labeled as being  a “conspiracy historian” and “anti-Semitic.”  I’ve noted below various sites that offer his writings and comment, both positive and critical, about Mullins.  These days, we need to read and learn all we can…but with critical minds. The reader must make his own judgment on the ideas of Eustace Mullins. This site takes no position on Eustace Mullins at this point, nor the work of David Allen Rivera which is also mentioned.  Some readers might find some of the material interesting and links are provided for further exploration–InsightAnalytical-GRL)

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s plan to rescue the U.S. financial system, all $2.5 trillion of it,  has sent markets tumbling. See Geithner’s  biography at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York site, where Geithner served as President from 2003 until his confirmation.  The bio also details his prior activities in international banking at Treasury, the International Monetary Fund, and his stint at the Bank for International Settlements.)

This leads me into the matter of The Federal Reserve.   In my opinion, the chairmen of The Federal Reserve, both past and present, have an unhealthy influence on this country.  While Geithner comes to Treasury from serving as President of the Federal Reserve in New York, Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve,  is head of Obama’s economic advisory panel of people from outside the Administration (although there are rumblings that Lawrence (Larry) Summers, Obama’s National Economic Council Director is slowing down the organization of this panel).  Seeing the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill with Henry Paulson in September 2008 brings to mind the stealthy way the Federal Reserve was established. (Editor’s Note: Reuters reported on September 21, 2008: Paulson: Foreign Banks Can Use U.S. Rescue Plan …”foreign banks will be able to unload bad financial assets under a $700 billion U.S. proposal….”  I don’t know if this provision is in any of the bailout/stimulus bills that have since passed.–IA-GRL)

An author by the name of Eustace Mullins has been writing about the formation of the Federal Reserve and international bankers for years.

Here’s a little background on Eustace Mullins and how he came to spend so many years of his life researching and trying to get published his works on the Federal Reserve System. (Some of this material is from the “Secrets of the Federal Reserve” site linked below.)  Mr. Mullins is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a native Virginian, educated at Washington and Lee University; New York University; Ohio University; University of North Dakota;  the Escuelas des Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Washington, D.C.  While researching his book, Mr. Mullins was on the staff of the Library of Congress.

His book, “Mullins on The Federal Reserve,” was commissioned by the poet Ezra Pound in 1950 and published in 1952 by Kaspar and Horton, New York.  This was the first nationally-circulated revelation of the secret meetings of international bankers at Jekyll Island, Georgia, from 1907-1910.  Dr. Ezra Pound was a political prisoner at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, held without trial.  Franklin Roosevelt had personally ordered him indicted on the demand of his three personal assistants, Harry Dexter White, Lauchlin Currie and Alger Hiss, all of whom were later identified as being connected with communist espionage.

Mr. Mullin’s research was aided by George Stimpson, founder of the National Press Club, who was known as “our walking Library of Congress” by Washington newspapermen.  Mullins was turned down by 18 publishers before one finally told him he would never get his book published.  After 2 years, the book was published in a small edition in 1952 by John Kaspar and David Horton using the title “Mullins on The Federal Reserve.”  In  1954 a second edition was published in New Jersey as “The Federal Reserve Conspiracy.”

In 1955 Guido Roeder brought out a German edition in Oberammergau, Germany.  The entire edition of 10,000 books was seized and burned. The burning of the book was upheld on April 21, 1961 by Judge Izrael Katz of the Bavarian Supreme Court.  The U.S. Government refused to intervene because James B. Conanat, the U.S. High Commissioner to Germany, had approved the initial book burning order.  In 1980 a new German edition appeared.  The identical book that was burned in 1955 now circulates freely.  The U.S. government no longer dictates the internal affairs of Germany.

The conspirators that caused Ezra Pound to spend thirteen and one half years in prison dropped charges in 1958. Ruthless international financiers had used their influence to imprison a man to keep his mouth shut.

“Here are the simple facts of the great betrayal.  Wilson and House knew that they were doing something momentous.  One cannot fathom men’s motives and this pair probably believed in what they were up to.  What they did not believe in was representative government.  They believed in government by an uncontrolled oligarchy whose acts would only become apparent after an interval so long that the electorate would be forever incapable of doing efficient to remedy depredations.” —-Dr. Ezra Pound (St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1950

[By "House," he means Edward Mandell House (1858-1938) the son of British financier Thomas W. House, who made his fortune by supplying the South with supplies from France and England during the Civil War.
By "Wilson," he means U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.  Wilson wrote about House, "Mr. House is my second personalty.  His thoughts and mine are one."]

An international banking group had secretly planned the writing of the “Federal Reserve Act” and Congress’ enactment of the plan into law.  International bankers held secret meetings at Jekyll Island, Georgia – 1907-1910 – where the draft of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was written.

Mr. Mullin’s book in it’s entirety is on the internet. Read “Secrets of the Federal Reserve.”  The international bankers are named – with pictures, charts, etc.  Another book by Mullins on the subject of “The New World Order” entitled  “A Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism: The history and practices of the parasitic financial elite”  was published on the internet and is said to be “the most widely circulated book about the New World Order ever written is also still available here at the Modern History Project.

Nothing changes, it remains the same.  Taxpayer money is feeding the big banks, thanks to Henry Paulson AKA Mr. Goldman Sachs. And now, Timothy Geithner.

In the words of John Francis Hylan (April 20, 1868 – January 12, 1936), was the Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925:

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like an octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation.  It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles, our executive officers, our legislative bodies our schools, our coourts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection”…”The little coterie of international bankers virtually runs the United States Governmant for their own selfish purposes.”

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More on Mullins:

Secrets of the Federal Reserve (site with text of Mullins’ book, with a  full index)

A Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism: The history and practices of the parasitic financial elite (Modern History Project text of Mullins’ book)

An Afternooon with Eustace Mullins (transcript in which he discusses accusations re: Jews)

Final Warning:  A History of the New World Order –David Allen Rivera

Sites which debunk Mullins:

From the “New York City Activist” blog:

Please do NOT trust Eustace Mullins as an authority on the Federal Reserve System!

Some of the rhetoric against the Federal Reserve System

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