"The Third Reich didn't lose World War II. It merely changed venues." "The enslavement will not be with guns, but by money." -- Michael C. Ruppert... For the purposes of this message board, and many others like it -- where unwitting Empire loyalists have trumpeted "success" and "victory" at every turn, and arrogantly/ignorantly denied a deeper, more sinister agenda behind it all -- it has been bittersweet to see one aspect after another, after another of our roadmap come true. Peak oil, Caspian ambitions and draw down from Afghanistan, Iraq fraud, election hijacking, the Patriot Act, erosion of civil liberties, wiretapping, torture, corruption of the Justice Dept., gold price suppression, the fraudulent "war on terror," the convenient deaths of witnesses and whistleblowers, controlled economic collapse, and on and on and on. ... Correct at every turn. ... And all of it leading toward a very real (yet very subtle) push for a New World Order, a one-world currency (and planet-wide "dieoff") ... But we're all "craaaaaaaaazy" to think such "nonsense." ... Yes, of course... It was predicted last summer that the cards of the global elite would have to be shown very soon... After the inauguration of the next U.S. president, of course... So, with that... ladies and gentlemen, I give you this: Germany, UK urge global economic overseer By Mike Dolan and Stella Dawson DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Germany and Britain called on Friday for a global economic watchdog with strengthened powers to prevent rather than react to financial crises that can spiral into worldwide recession. Cooperation amongst international financial institutions has failed to ward off the worst financial crisis in decades and a new charter should be forged, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the World Economic Forum in this Swiss ski resort. "This may even lead to a U.N. Economic Council, just as the Security Council was created after the Second World War," she said. While she spoke, business leaders and financial policymakers met behind closed doors at Davos to lay the groundwork for new regulatory structures and seek consensus on shaping a global response to the economic and financial shocks. ... <snip> (UK's Gordon) Brown warned against a protectionist retreat into "financial mercantilism" which would leave the world poorer and ultimately lead to more traditional forms of trade barriers. For all the political rhetoric on the need to avoid protectionism, there was little sign that trade ministers attending Davos were approaching a breakthrough in the long-stalled Doha Round of world trade talks. They were due to meet again Friday evening and into the weekend. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon outlined multiple shocks absorbed by the world's poorest over the past year -- soaring energy and food prices and now a credit freeze. and... Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin calls for end of dollar stranglehold Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has called for concerted action to break the stranglehold of the US dollar and create a new global structure of regional powers. (Telegraph.co.uk) "The one reserve currency has become a danger to the world economy: that is now obvious to everybody," he said in a speech at the World Economic Forum. It is the first time that a Russian leader has set foot in the sanctum sanctorum of global capitalism at Davos. Mr Putin said the leading powers should ensure an "irreversible" move towards a system of multiple reserve currencies, questioning the "reliability" of the US dollar as a safe store of value. "The pride of Wall Street investment banks don't exist any more," he said. ... <snip> Mr Putin said: "We are witnessing a truly global crisis. The speed of developments beats every record, and the strategic difference from the Great Depression is that under globalisation this touches everyone. This has multiplied the destructive force. It looks exactly like the perfect storm."