Weekly News Wrap-Up 3.21.14

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Crimea Update, Russia Sanctions, Kevin Trudeau and More

This week, we, once again, lead with the Ukraine crisis.  Russian President Putin now says, “Crimea is part of Russia.”  A referendum in Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining Russia.  The West is not buying it and has sanctioned Russia.  This is supposed to be a serious international crisis.  So, why are the sanctions so light?  We hit with a feather and then another feather by only sanctioning a few people in Ukraine and Russia.  Russia hit back with some feather sanctions of its own, but also threatens to damage the U.S. dollar and not helping us with the Iranian nuclear negotiations.  There is not much in the way of sanctions coming out of Europe, as well.  Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, is also talking a tough game, but at this point, it is just talk.  The real problem here is the West finds itself in a very weak financial position and really can’t take a hit economically.  It seems the world is teetering on insolvency.  Europe and Russia are doing much business together.  Russia is a major supplier of natural gas to the EU, and the EU has many investments in Russia.  Both Shell and BP have major oil and natural gas deals in Russia.  Could this spiral out of control?  Yes, but the smart money probably is not going to push it on either side.  Let’s hope it does not turn into a bloody civil war.   

I had book author and Russian blogger Dmitry Orlov on this week, and he says the U.S. needs Russia militarily.  How do you think we supply troops in Afghanistan?  We have a deal to go through Russia.  That is a huge point that most have not reported.  One last thing, I took some heat for what some say was being too pro Russia.  I am certainly not pro Russia.  I am pro America!  That said, I am pointing out the weak position our leaders have put us in and warning of the potential dangers to Americans.  Questioning the government and warning of a potential calamity is patriotic.  You can’t address a problem until you identify it.  America is always better off with critical analysis, and that is something Russia does not allow its people. 

New Fed Chief Janet Yellen gave her first press conference, and the markets crashed.   You really can’t blame her.  She is now in charge, and interest rates have nowhere to go but up.  The Fed cut another $10 billion in bond buying, but it is still pumping out $55 billion a month to prop up the system.  That is still more than $600 billion a year.  Best-selling author Jim Rickards says the Fed simply has no choice but to “taper” it.  Rickards says the Fed is “insolvent.”  That’s right—“insolvent.”  They simply have to stop adding “toxic” assets to its balance sheet.  Rickards is not only a best-selling author, but a financial expert the Pentagon calls in to play financial war games.  I kid you not, and don’t think there is not financial war going on right now around the globe on all sides.  Rickards is out with a new book called “The Death of the Money,” and he’ll be on early next week.  You will not want to miss this interview.   Rickards says the next meltdown is on its way, and it will be way worse than 2008. 

One quick shout out to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame.  He called President Obama last week and told him what he thought about the NSA spying.  He said, “engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we are protecting you against criminals, not our own government.”  Zuckerberg posted this on his Facebook page.  I never thought much about him until now. 

Finally, infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau has been convicted of fraud and sentenced to 10 years in prison.  He’s lucky, sentencing guidelines say he could have gotten as much as 25 years.  The FTC also fined Trudeau more than $37 million, which Trudeau never paid according to the court.  While at ABC News, I tried to confront Trudeau over his so-called “Natural Cures” book.  He said he had a cure for cancer, which was totally bogus.  Why am I bringing this up?  If Trudeau can go to jail for 10 years for fraud, why hasn’t a single big banker even been charged for massive crime against this nation.  Money laundering for terrorists, foreclosure fraud, securities fraud, rate rigging, and gold price rigging have all been done by the big banks on a global scale.  Trudeau gets 10 years and big bankers get nothing but a fine, which is paid for, in most cases, by shareholders.  Something is not right with America.  

Join Greg Hunter as he gives his analysis of these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

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  1. Ugly

    That is a great cartoon for March Madness. America needs to fix its own problems. We are probably at the point of unfixable anyway. Only thing we can do now, as Americans, is keep reading and prepare accordingly. I see no other way to survive this. When our ‘Leaders?’ are fixing nothing and most Americans, at least 95%, are clueless, then what hope is there really? Better look for the Higher Power….

    • Galaxy 500

      Yes, we may be past the point of no return but that doesn’t mean we should call the emergency service vehicles to pick up the pieces at the end of the runway even before we crash. We can do things to now that would make the crash more bearable…not fun, but survivable.

  2. keith

    I think the Ukraine situation is all about the U.S.A convincing Europe to turn their back on Russian Natural Gas and embrace franking en masse on European soil. They have the infrastructure in place to supply Nat Gas and the price is 4 to 8 times higher, then in the U.S. It’d be a great deal for American oil companies.

    • Stephen

      I am tired of this learned helplessness.
      Let’s get going folks. It is time.


      Our mission is to restore the people to sovereignty through knowledge, and only then will they be armed with the virtue to take political and judicial power. The people have it in their power to disarm and defeat the enemy of Liberty both foreign and domestic if they only understood the principles of freedom and stand upon them.

      To take political power is to control our elected representatives, by bringing them into obedience through fear of the people, this is accomplished by understanding the office of & becoming an elected committeemen, and then execute the powers of the Common Law Grand Jury.

      To take judicial power is to control our courts by understanding jurisdiction and bringing into subjection all government officers and officials using common law courts by opening courts of record and executing “people” authority, it’s that simple!

      But, to successfully apply political and judicial power you must have a sense of justice and mercy which is synonymous with virtue. And to get virtue you need to have a relationship with your creator. If everyone exercised these principles America could shake off the chains of tyranny, reinstate our republic, and bring down the NWO “literally overnight”. This is the only way to save the nation, without power you are powerless!

      Join our endeavor and save our Republic, one people at a time! (NOT PERSON, SEE BELOW)

      We are Non Partisan – A partisan person is “one who is blindly or unreasonably devoted to party positions.” Therefore a partisan cannot possibly serve the constitution. George Washington warned us against political parties he said “they only succeed in pitting one group against another”.

      The cause of the grassroots movement is the awakening to our constitutional crisis, for it to be engaged in partisan politics would further serve the demise of our constitutional republic. The genius of the progressive movement is their exploitation of partisan politics, which they created, to subvert our constitution. Grassroots groups are natural and spontaneous whose primary objective is to reinstate the constitution, to be partisan would be counter productive.

      Traditional power structures are orchestrated and designed to harness grassroots movements “they must always be suspect” and will be proven corrupt if they are partisan – divisive – take control of choosing candidates.

      Grassroots are founded local, control is local and most events are local. To collaborate with distant groups are necessary for unity but if events become dictated by them you are no longer grassroots.

      “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

      The question before the People is one of an awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; … Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear… It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope, we are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? … I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future, but by the past.

      …They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing.

      …Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrance’s have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope.

      If we wish to be free if we mean to preserve privileges, if we mean not to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!


      What’s the difference between a people and a PERSON?

      Take the blue pill, your favorite beverage and see.


      Thank you for listening, we need all of you.

      We are seating each and every of 3142 Counties in Our Nation.

      246 are now constituted.

      4 Fully NY Fla CT RI

      Thanks for all you do Greg.
      In Faith,

      PS) Hudes is bogus IMHO.

      We must save ourselves.

      • Galaxy 500

        Dude, You keep posting the same thing over and over. We have either bought into it or not. Personally, I am not a buyer but I didnt say anything about the same posts over and over until now. Type some short and post a link

  3. MAL

    Hi Greg,
    I’m not surprised that you received some comments about being ” pro Russian ” but I’m glad you don’t let that deter you. While I never believed that the Crimea was important enough to our national security to risk war over , real war or economic, Orlov’s comments were enlightening. The Crimea is far more important to Russia than it is to us or Europe. If we went to war we obviously would either win or lose. Losing is unthinkable. If we win we would achieve exactly what? Forcing the Crimea into the EU against the will of the vast majority of it’s people. International observers concluded that the referendum was conducted fairly and the result proved that there was no reason for the Russians to even attempt to rig it. Like you I’m pro American and I shudder at the thought of another war that would cost us dearly and gain us nothing.

  4. Liquid Motion

    James Rickards…he’s the man. Looking forward to that one….please make sure your audio and video are in-sync this time around. Last time was a dreadful disappointment. I know he’s got some important data points to disseminate so hope all is in tune.

    On the matter of jail time for the Banksters….I know and share your frustration….but we have got to remember that the International Bankers are the same tools/agents of their Masters as are the Political and Judicial stalwarts who also act as agents and tools. Nothing will upset that apple cart. That bond is stronger than the security at Fort Knox.

    One more observation : What do the following have in common ?
    James Sinclair
    James Rickards
    James Turk
    James (Jim) Rogers
    Anyone ??? 😉

    • Greg Hunter

      Don’t mean to disappoint but he interviewed from his rural Conn home. All he has id poor quality satellite. But it was better than his past interviews. While the video quality is not topnotch the content is. Still very worth while and very watchable. I will put him out in a “Early Sunday Release.”

    • Ugly

      I agree. I have heard enough from James. Lets let Matthew, Mark, or Luke have their say….

  5. Jose

    Do not appologise for doing what is right. I believe you are a great American and a true patriot. You will always get hell when telling the truth. People don’t like bad news and often want to kill the messengers.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Jose for your support!

  6. Troy

    What can the US do? What should the US do?

    Russia has done overtly what America has done sense after WWII, but mostly economically, for the most part. Less the most wars of any other nation on earth!

    Europe is under Russia’s energy thumb.

    Greg get over it!!!!!! When your on target your going to take flack. GET OVER IT! Many appreciate you here!

    Why aren’t the bankers getting prosecuted? BE CAUSE THEY ARE THE GOVERNMENT! HELLO?

    When are you coming to Hawaii?


    Time is short.

    Things are getting interesting!!!


    • Greg Hunter

      I am afraid it will not be before the $ crash. When I do we will do lunch my friend!

      • allen ols



        Coffee is up 70%, hogs are up 42%, and beef is up 5% this year alone. So the consumer is really getting squeezed. This so-called recovery in the U.S. does not look healthy to me at all. And in southern Europe the situation is just getting worse. As an example, things are deteriorating in Spain, Italy, and Greece.

        The drop in some commodity prices such as copper, steel, iron-ore, these are all signs of problems in China. China is slowing down. Steel producers in China are under tremendous pressure, and some are already defaulting on their debt. Of course we already know that there are lots of ghost towns built in various place in China.

        The downturn has already started to affect the rich in China. Prices of luxury properties in Hong Kong are tumbling. These properties have been bought mainly by the Chinese in the last few years. Prices in Hong Kong are down substantially this year. But the Hong Kong property bubble is not just residential, but also retail.

        If you walk around Hong Kong, every block has a major shopping mall full of high end stores, and these stores are all empty. But we are also seeing property bubbles in places like London, where top prices are $150 million which is absolutely ridiculous.

        All of this will lead to a financial implosion, but meanwhile the mainstream media parades out Janet Yellen to tell people all is fine in the world. The Fed just tapered another $10 billion. But what fascinates me, Eric, is that Belgium is now emerging as a major buyer of U.S. Treasury bonds. Belgium has gone from $170 billion of Treasury holdings in September of last year, to $310 billion in January of this year.

        Since nobody in the world wants to buy U.S. Treasury bonds, and the Fed has been the only buyer, can it be that this is a covert form of buying U.S. Treasury bonds by the United States government? It makes no sense that Belgium has purchased that much in U.S. Treasury bonds in the last few months.
        Egon Von Greyerz

  7. bob

    greg, you ask whats wrong with this picture? whats wrong with this country? as far as i see things, you tell it the way it is. just because you go along or see that another country is in the right, doesn’t mean you don’t care about your country. putin is playing a great game, he is making us look bad. if you didn’t care about your country, you would still be working for msm and collecting maybe easier paycheck than what you are doing now. i love what your doing for us and i thank you. i have never missed anything on your stories.
    the corruption started along time ago, it’s in high gear now.

  8. Donald

    Greg, Your insight is spot on. You are patriot and deliver information that will never
    be seen on any mainstream media outlet. America is not only broke, America is
    also broken. I can only hope that we find a way to fix ourselves before we slide
    into the abyss.

  9. DavidC

    As ever, a great week’s programmes (UK spelling!)! Super stuff.


    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you David!

  10. Dale

    Hi Greg, I always Love your comments. You commented on Kevin Trudeau today. I think it’s more likely that he has found a cure foe Cancer and Big Pharma wants to shut him up so they can continue their rein of terror on the people. They want to systematically poison us with their drugs so they can control us in every way possible. They control the money, the medications, the food, the water, Our physical and Mental Health, so it’s not unreasonable to think that they are controlling people been cured.

    Having said all of that, there are also people out there making claims to cure us when they cannot. The same is true in the financial arena. I think we need to let people make up there own mind on what to believe and not throw them in jail for ” alleged” offences.

    The real people who should be in jail are the bankers, most government officials and Big Pharma.

    • Greg Hunter

      I investigated Mr. Trudeau while at ABC News. I think the fraud conviction is legit. In light of what the bankers have done it seems pretty lopsided though. I have no ill will towards Trudeau.

      • Dale

        Greg, You may be correct. I guess my point is that you can never really trust anyone , only yourself. 🙂

    • Galaxy 500

      if this dingle berry had found a cure for cancer, he would have sold it to big pharma. Hes a charlatan. But if you dont believe me buy his book and find a friend with cancer and cure him.

  11. Jim Machuga

    Hi Greg,

    Thank you for all you do. You do a great a job.
    Just a comment regarding Kevin Trudeau. I don’t know all the specifics so maybe he is guilty of lying. However, I personally know people who successfully defeated cancer by going the natural route. One of my takes is that there is no money to be made in natural cures. There is a lot of money to be made by Big Pharma on prescription drugs, radiation therapy, etc. The government doesn’t want this information to get out. Technically, there is no “cure” for cancer, but there are things you can do naturally to help fight it. Your statement sounded anti-natural solutions. Not sure if that is what you intended.
    Again, I respect you immensely, and this is probably the first time I have ever disagreed with something you said.

    Rejoice! Have a great weekend

    • Galaxy 500

      More conspiracy theories on big pharma. If there was something they would be marketing it. Look at melatonin. On the vitamin shelf for years. Big pharma tested it and are marketing a purified form. It wouldn’t matter where the cure came from, if it was there these guys would be selling it.

      • lastmanstanding

        500… watch a tv commercial for any drug/pharma company. They list all of the bad things and side affects/ possibly death that can occur from taking it, but the final product is approved/ blessed by the gub…and they all make billions and billions of $$$.

        If we advertised our businesses that way, we would be laughed out of our community and bankrupt beyond belief.

        The earth is about to repel them.

        • Galaxy 500

          If you understand how they make you disclose during drug trial, you understand that if someone gets a cold, you have to list. That is why some of the side effects are listed as TB. you and i understand that that is an infection not caused by the drug but there you go.
          Hey, you guys dont have a stockpile of meds when things get bad and we will go back to the dark ages, where people routinely died by age 30.

        • Galaxy 500

          And they advertise the way the govt makes them. I honestly dont agree with drug advertising as you have people asking their doctors for stuff that they dont understand because of a slick advertising campaign.
          I beleive in taking meds as needed. I don’t make others take anything

          • Galaxy 500

            Speaking of medical side effects. …that 4hour one they warn about on the Viagra commercials have done more to sell it than the drugs intended purposes

  12. andyb

    Greg: be advised that Obama’s latest exec order allows him to seize assets of all those. including Americans, who contradict the Administration’s Russia/Ukraine meme. Those in the alt media might be especially vulnerable. Freedom of Speech is usually the first “natural” right to disappear under totalitarian regimes.

    • ROTin to the c0RE

      andyb Just remember what Jack Webb had to say, “just the facts and only the facts”. Greg shouldn’t really expresse an opinion anyway, strictly speaking, the facts, or the truth should speak for itself and he’ll have a wider audience, which he has and rarely ever shares his opinions anyway’s.
      Freedom of speech is the first out the door in a dictatorship true, but this executive Obama dictatorship order applies to the foreign born, so watch out Pierce Morgan and your buddy Simon Cowell, and Nicole Kidman, Russell the Crow, Cheryl Crow, no Cheryl’s native born so she can mouth off like a real American. but watch out Dixie Chicks, aren’t you girls from way down, South Africa way? They sure did give Bush a hard time, come to think of it, so did Obama, cant do that with our present president, were in an emergency which requires a real executive dictater slip up and I’m sure one!
      SO IF NOT A NATIVE AMERICAN, ONLY THE FACTS OR KEEP YOUR TRAP SHUT, mam. No opinions please especially anything about WWIII!
      Don’t forget check out “The Bedford Incident” Google it and the trailer’s on youtube.
      ________SIDNEYT___POITIER———–RICHARDjohnMcCain typeWIDMARK—–

      • ROTin to the c0RE

        That should be, native born American. Forgive me Native Americans, you been in the America’s the longest, more than enough to speak your peace!

  13. 86daily

    I’ve appreciate your website for almost a year now and have occasionally commented. It’s great to get information that you don’t normally find anywhere. I was sad to see Kevin Trudeau go to prison for speaking/writing things that might help some people. I also had a negative view of all his infomercials and that he went beyond the pale.
    Two years ago I had a friend come down with cancer and was given two weeks to live before tossing him out of the hospital because of his inability to pay. I took him in and through circumstance and the help of my sweet wife we found that ordinary baking soda could possibly cure him. We started him with two teaspoon a day and one week later down to one. He was back to work in a month and out of my house shortly there after. He is still kicking around and well as well as many other friends that took my advice. As a matter of fact he gave me KT’s book as a present that had much of the information compiled in it.
    Though I found the book a bit repetitive, I guess it was to make it father, it still had some great information. It’s obvious that some individual who collect a lot of money easily from the system is not likely to be totally honest with the people that they sponge off of.
    What everyone should be weary of is the medical complex that decide what is and what is not medication on the basis of how many millions are payed to them for there approval.
    Yes, tell all those people of your past history that were cured by some individual because they were knowledgeable in the art of plants and there affect.
    When it comes to our health there is a lot that can be said and asked. One can question why so much money is being spent before people are dying. Why entering a hospital is almost a death sentence. Why doctors batting average is not made available and why they pay such high insurance premiums. Why is life expectancy in the US declining is it because pensions can’t continue to pay them if they keep living?
    Good Luck
    Lots of Love

    • Galaxy 500

      Can you provide some more details on how baking soda cured cancer so I can start my patent application?

      • allen ols

        greg; Jim, dale, g5;

        I have never seen this Kevin T. but nevertheless, I had heard from someone that heating redmill baking soda, w/ maple syrup, would draw the cancer cells to the sugar in maple syrup, and the soda would kill the cells, or the soda causes the body chem. to be more alkline as opposed to acidic. Not sure, BUT, I told a buddy Wilmer M. from la. w/prostrate cancer to do it, and I said do it 3 to 4 times a day, or saturate, and he did and reversed the cancer. I am sure it will not work 100% of times, but neither does advil in my buddy, but tylonel does, and visas versa with me. Advil is my miracle pill, taken with food.— disclaimer….
        may cause bleeding, skin rash, toes to fall off, food allergies, blindness, loss of hair, buggers and bumps on tongue.

        • Galaxy 500

          So maple syrup draws the cancer cells to it…I have had way too much chemistry and biology to buy this but to each is own. Below a guy swears an Italian doctor cure cancer with baking soda but they took his medical license to silence him….hahaha
          you are right, you can ikely kill cancer cells by injecting with massive amounts of baking soda but when you change the pH to such a degree to kill the cancer cells you’d kill the patient. A friend of my Momma’s went to mexico to get the peach pit cancer cure that supposed the drug companies wanted to keep off the market. She died a horrid painful death alone when she could have died comfortably surrounded by her friends.
          You can have my share of maple syrup and baking soda…me, I’ll opt for chemo depending on my circumstance or not as my Daddy did

          • allen ols


            Wilmer M. says he is elated with the results of the maple syrup and b. soda mix. al ols

          • lastmanstanding

            No chemo ever for me brother. EVER.

            Having grown up in an area where sap was harvested for maple syrup I will share a few thoughts with all of you.

            It was an incredibly labor intense effort to collect the sap. Timing with nature and patience was necessary. It takes in the neighborhood of 30 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. More if you want the premium #1 grade. (I can’t even imagine how the garbage that they sell as pure maple syrup in the groc. store is watered down.)

            In the old days, it was cooked down over an open fire in a big vessel of some sort and it took forever. Long story short, as a man of the earth, its means and manners, the earth energy spent to get this product makes it incredibly prize and beneficial to your body. You are all smart people, think about that.

            If I was all of you, I would be ratholing as much PURE essential oils as you can and learning how to mix and use it instead of all those big pharma bs pills that Americans so gullibly shove down their throats every day.

            Big pharma has done nothing but copy mother nature and her cures. The answers are all outside the house. Get off the couch and save yourself.

            I still get my syrup from a friend that I grew up with. (2000 mi. away…for now) It is the real thing. I know exactly where it comes from. Like most of the things that I put in my body. I’m about to get even pickier with what goes into it.

            Embrace God and the earth…not the system put in place by evil with malice towards those who DON”T need it.

          • Galaxy 500

            Glad he is happy. I said you could have my share of maple syrup. My lovely wife pointed out how much I love that on waffles so I am going to have to retract that offer. Prostrate cancer, with a few exceptions, is one of the slowest growing cancers. In most older men, they dont even treat it, just keep an eye on it.
            one thing that hasn’t been brought up is the placebo effect and the power of the human mind and the power of prayer. I believe in all of these things but I dont believe you can pray your way out of death. When its your time, you’re going to judgement.
            One another note… Are you making any wine or beer? Good nutrition and better trade goods. I even found a website, clawhammer, that will sell you a still kit. After I get the beer and wine going, I will explore getting a permit to distill alcohol for fuel. There are a few neat steam piston engines that can use any fuel, external combustion, closed system that recycles the water for power generation or turning a shaft. My state doesn’t allow home distillation for human consumption just for fuel but I dont know what the paperwork requirements are. Might not be worth it. but I can make two hundred gallons of beer and two gallons of wine per year for personal use. I’ll let you know how I make out.

    • WD Deni

      86 An Italian doctor came up with the procedure of directly injecting cancer tumors with baking soda; tumors disintigrated in a few weeks. Cured!

      The Italian governmnet pulled his medical license. I have verified this

      • Galaxy 500

        And how did you verify this? Where you there when he cured cancer?

    • Dale

      I agree 86 Daily. We need to keep an open mind. Can you share more about your baking soda cure. How did you administer it and did they take it with other food, water etc.

      • Galaxy 500

        So you thing believing in medical quackery is an open mind? God gave us all this neat pharma to live longer and have a better quality of life. You are defending someone who says KT’s cures are wonderful after the gov’t put him in jail. Dont trust them…I dont but I trust Greg and he tells you the guy was a dangerous fraud. Take all the baking soda you and maybe the placebo effect will give you some relief.
        This is a reality site. Greg is a purveyor of facts and truth. He buys into some conspiracy theori es that I agree with and some that I dont but he will tell you that Kevin Tread (sp) is a quack and people that listened to his quackery were harmed not helped.
        bicarbonate soda has been used for acid stomach for years. But unless you have that or a stinky cat box, go to a good doctor and get help.
        Greg, you need to beware of people pushing medicinal quackery here. I think it is just another group of TROLLS attempting to make the site look Looney tunes. If your site has a lot of UFO Shiite, witchcraft , wild conspiracy theories, and other make believe it dilutes the message of truth that the economy is headed to a place the world has not seen. But that is just my humble opinion.
        I give you props for posting anyone’s opinion, regardles of the facts that they ignore, even mine.
        Desperate sick people will gravitate toward medical quackery just as people in financial trouble gravitate toward get rich quick schemes. Another group of people that are dangerous are the religious leaders who use some selective verses of the Bible. There is an empty spot in the human soul that is made for God. People attempt to fill with drugs, alcohol, sex, sin…finally some fall for the cults.
        There is always a right and a wrong for important things. This site is an important thing. You are crying the truth into a howling abyss of lies, half truths and fantasy. Its funny but the world is so screwed up that people believe in a religion from the Star wars universe. God help us.

        • Charles H.


          Be adamant as you please: but there ARE cures for Cancer not of the medical profession. Those who have seen and experienced them prove you wrong. Many cures have been buried like carburetor technologies by the auto industry. To label those here who state such things are not quacks, trolls, or loons. IF you do your homework – there’s a good chance you will have retractions in the future.

          • Galaxy 500

            I dont believe in the 100mpg carburetor either. Patents would have expired us anyone that would market one would be a billionaire. I do believe that there are natural cures…aspirin from tree bark is one, penicillin is another…the whole orange peel mold deal. I know enough researchers and doctors to know that all of them are not sell outs and I also know that the truth will eventually come out. I also know that quacks take advantage of desperate people.
            I believe the the truth around JFK will surface. You dont seal records for 75 years if you are telling the truth. But bankrupt GM, if they had a 100mpg car, no conspiracy theory about them and big oil would have kept them from marketing the car. It would have saved them.
            To think that we went so far down this road, just because of an example of a fraudster getting jail time while the bankers stealing hundreds of billions get nothing!
            You see, if there were cures in his book, he could have presented evidence. Big pharma would love to have some cheap cures because they spend billions on drugs that fail. Hell, they would have stole the baking soda deal and marketed it. Its like the rubbish about colon cleansing, how that there are pounds of red meat just sitting there. So funny but people buy it and swear by it. Doesn’t make it factual. I always like to hear your point of view, even when we disagree. That’s what I used to love about this country. ..freedom of speech. Today, if you speak out against this administration, you’re a target. I bid you good day and good health

          • Galaxy 500

            You can ask Al O. that if I find I am wrong, I admit it. However, as cut throat as the pharma is, you’ll never get me to believe that they would not market a proven cure for anything without some kind of proof. The first company that tests it and files the patent makes an boatload.
            With limited patent life, billions lost on dead end drugs that arent effective, and attempts to compete with generic drug do you believe that they wouldn’t market a sure thing for a profit?
            To me that doesn’t pass the smell test.
            Are there cures in nature that we haven’t found yet sure. Are there cures that we knew about and lost. I’d be a buyer of that too. Are there real cures being suppressed that someone could market against their competitors drug? Sorry, I am not buying.

    • Galaxy 500

      Why are doctor’s insurance premiums are so high? Because people have babies with birth defects (Shiite happens, shouldn’t have smoked dope and drank while pregnant. ..or bar that things just happen) and they hire a person like Sen. JOHN Edwards to sue and the jury says why the doc has insurance and that its not going to cost him anything so lets give them millions. They are jealous of the doctor’s success anyway.
      There are cases of true medical malpractice and those should be well compensated but I tire of the ambulance chasers. The dems get a lot of money from trial lawyers so when the republicans try to reign in out of control lawsuits, they cant pass it. That’s why a doctor’s insurance premiums are so high

  14. Doug

    Hi Greg;

    I didn’t realize that Orlov had such a negative reaction until you commented on it during this news update. I went back and looked at some of the comments and some people were just out to lunch. Nationalism in moderation is fine. Blind nationalism is not and is dangerous as we’ve seen in the past.

    I’m sure your familiar with the famous quote from Hermann Goering, the infamous Nazi leader under Hitler in WWII;

    “Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”

    –Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

    In this country we also get the Pavlov’s dog reaction from some who when you start to criticize this nation or hold it up to the light of day the eyes turn glassy. I wore this nations uniform in the Army for 13 years and took the oath to support, protect and preserve three times and I don’t recognize this nation anymore….it’s a faint shell of what it was. The ideals that this nation was founded upon are noble and the best form of government that God could allow us to have with all the necessary checks and balances in order to restrain the natural human inclinations to be power hungry. Unfortunately all those checks and balances are attritted away now.

    We have to value truth above all things even if the truth hurts and is a hard word. Guests like Orlov speak truth. The question is do we want the truth? For many the real answer is no….because it’s too painful or because they simply can’t process what the truth really means.

    Unfortunately the truth is that the constitution is gone, the checks and balances are gone and we face a virtually unrestrained behemoth which is destroying this nation. My oath required of me to defend the constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. My enemy isn’t Russia or Putin today. My enemy and our enemy is a domestic one who has gutted our constitution and has/is turning this once proud and God fearing nation into a police state.

    Keep up the good work and don’t let the naysayers get you down. The job of the media is to report the truth without bias….to go wherever the truth leads. We’re all adults here hopefully and should be able to handle the truth. The folks that can’t handle the truth of the situation we face and prepare accordingly are going to have a hard time surviving in the months and years ahead if we keep going down this road.

    Thanks for what you do and it is appreciated. Yours is one of the sites I check on a daily basis.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you for your comment and kind words!! Mr. Orlov was pretty negative on the USA, but I had him on for his unique perspective. I got some very good nuggets from him, but I can see how some Americans might react negatively. Here is what I wrote back to someone who emailed me and told me I was a “disgrace.” Below is what I wrote back:

      “I am so sorry you feel this way. I try to add all points of view to illustrate and illuminate the enormous problems we face as a country. You think I am a disgrace? How do you feel about HSBC laundering money for terrorists and drug cartels and only being fined by the U.S. government? Isn’t that treason? Deloitte consulting helped Standard Charter Bank do the same thing and once again only a fine. That too is treason, isn’t it? (This happened in the last year or so Google it if you don’t believe me.) What kind of a disgrace is it to hand out (through the Fed) $30 or $40 billion a month to banks to buy their “toxic” debt? What kind of a disgrace is it to allow JPMorgan to pay a fine for helping Bernie Madoff rob people of $60 billion? What kind of a disgrace is it to allow the banks commit perjury and forgery and fraud on the court and call it “rob-signing”? Your Government let the banks of the hook with a small fine for foreclosure fraud on a nationwide scale? Would you call that a disgrace? It is a disgrace to trample the 4th Amendment with indefinite detention? What kind of a disgrace is it to murder hundreds of children with the Drone murder program? Is that a disgrace to you? Your elected leaders allow the spying on all Americans. Do you think that is a disgrace? Is it a disgrace to start one war after another and kill and wound good Americans for greed. Is it a disgrace to see our veterans homeless and out of work? Your anger is misplaced my friend. The bankers are collapsing the country and our elected leaders are allowing it to happen. You are angry at me? Really? I am using what is left of the Constitution to question my government and awake people to a coming financial calamity. That is both patriotic and very American. I suggest you spend less time venting on me, and prepare for the crash that is surly coming. I don’t want it to come. I love the country and my heart breaks because of it, but that will not stop the rain. Thank you for your email and service to the country.

      Greg Hunter”

      • ConcernedAmericanDad

        Well put Greg.

      • ROTin to the c0RE

        Notice no paid trolls, guess they don’t work after 4:00 pm Friday. I hope their enjoying there weekend and watching, “““““““The Bedford Incident!______________
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      • SRV

        +1 across the board Greg!

        Can’t really blame the guy though… full disclosure… I’m a liberal and enjoy some of the MSNBC political evening shows from time to time. The propaganda and one sided coverage of the events in Ukraine (right down to the hit job on RT (they have some very good alternative coverage of world events and “Russia” barely gets mentioned) has been breathtaking (and several of their shows were called out in emails).

        Can only imagine the kind of war mongering the ultra conservative media is offering up about Putin’s sinister invasion (except almost all the troops are stationed in Crimea in a long standing, legal agreement (for a max of 25,000 troops… the “invasion” number is around 18,000, but why let the facts get in the way).

        Anyway, well done… while we are clearly at different ends of the political spectrum, I couldn’t disagree with even one of the points you make here!

    • ROTin to the c0RE

      pip Pip Hurray! We can handle the truth Greg, give it to us with both barrels!

      • Greg Hunter

        Thank you ROTin!

  15. Thaddeus Thorn

    Woooo………….. you sure covered a lot of interstate with the weekly summary Greg! From sea to shining sea? How short our memories, how uninformed or deluded our citizens. How they literally, “do not want to know.” Well excuse me please if everyone wants to take a boat ride at high speed into the North Atlantic during berg season. Please do not be angry with me for wanting to stay on the docks or taking a non-cancelable reservation for one of those precious life boat seats at the exclusion of women and children. I just want the “chance” to survive.

    We errr the “caged animals of Washington” want to mess with the “Vlad.” The same Vlad who diffused the Baltic sea incident of years past with the BBC alleging a Mark 48 strike on a certain cylindrical tube that possessed Shkvals. The same Vlad who received credits and compensation and allegedly gave to Canadian Security operations the plans for same to balance out the superiority which could have sunk our fleets. There is more in the treasure chest whose lid has been closed than we see and or certainly remember. Thaddeus worked the zone; Thaddeus saw and heard too much.

    There is so much more here than our national insolvency which equates in my mind to willing walking onto the gallows platform putting one’s own neck in the noose and then daring the executioner to kick the lever. Sado masochism? Is the power union of Washington and Wall Street insane? Obviously and the consolation prize is drum roll please – guess which agency has records of all of these communications including the SWIFT records. Makes me wonder who really is running this country but then again I think I may know.

    Do the people not understand that all of this debt is owed to individuals? Real flesh and blood, folks who put their pants on just like you and me with maybe a dress or two. Where is anonymous when they are really needed to crack the code, name the names, shine the light onto the scurrying night creatures. Yep that was a challenge. Hey folks how about helping us all out. Snowden has put all of you to shame. Where is the five sided intellectual consortium protecting this nation against the rages of financial excess e.g. national robbery which has now been turned into a weapon of mass destruction, I thought they took a little oath – foreign and DOMESTIC. Ask Rickards that one Gregg.

    Trudeau 10, financial home wreckers 0. Whoops nation wreckers 0
    Feather slaps……….precious simply precious.

    Lastly, I am sorry some of your folks hit on you about not being American enough. But as Thaddeus learned and you must always remember; if you poke your head above the weeds half of the people will love you, half of the people will hate you but none of those people will know you.

    Thanks for the good work,
    Thaddeus Thorn

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Thaddeus!

    • ROTin to the c0RE

      Thank you for your service Thad and you too Valdo. It’s a good thing your mothers let you watch>GET SMART! Mine did too!

  16. MrPM

    Its a shame you have to spend time from the news to defend yourself against people that blindly follow anything the US gov. says and does. I guess according to those same people, if Hitler only called himself an American he would have been justified in all he did.
    “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. “-James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
    -Edward Abbey

    You are a True patriot for exposing the truth, even when it makes our government look bad.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you for the historical patriotic quotes!!! You made my day!!!!

    • Charles H.


      Made my day too. Great contribution.

  17. Jerry

    I for one am glad for the work you do on your site. By the sheer fact that you have so many government trolls coming to comment now, is proof positive that you are getting your message out, and putting the fear of God into the Banking Puppets. I guess their next step will be to shut down the internet, since they can’t shut our mouths, and close our minds any other way. So, continue to share your message while you still can. Its getting through. At least the people who are awake and listening will have a chance to save themselves and their families from what is coming. And for that, we owe you a debt of gratitude. You are a true American.

  18. Mike R

    Having Rickards on next week, is your best move yet !

    If anyone gets what is happening with respect to Russia and how the US is in deep doodoo, it’s Jim.

  19. Robert Bodendorf

    Don’t dump on natural cures for cancer, there are many- watch rifevideo.com, the 2hr doc about Royal Rife and his cure. The powers that be don’t just want everything you have, they want your health as well. There are suppressions of natural therapies littering the landscape, the fact Trudeau is going to jail probably means he was on to information the pharma /med/govn didn’t want exposed. It won’t be the last time, either. I don’t know about his infomercials, but I read his book many years ago and there was a lot of truth in it.

    • Greg Hunter

      Robert Bodendorf
      I am quite sure there are many natural cures, but Mr. Trudeau’s were bogus. That’s why he got 10 years in prison. Your point is well made and well taken though.

      • Galaxy 500

        My my how the conspiracy theories abound… no wonder we are losing the war against the bankers. Yes aspirin and tomxaphin came from tree bark. We are experiencing mumps and measles outbreaks because of morons not getting their children vaccinated. The only positive outcome is some of their children die. Its social Darwinism in action. Its a sad truth that extremism, whether a moslem terrorist training his children to be suicide bombers or a person pretending that vacations are bad, damages the children. I know I am going to catch some grief from the unscrupulous fringe that oppose modern medicine or look to blame their children’s autism on something besides bad DNA or poor behavior during pregnancy.

      • Brian

        His big mistake was using the word “cure.” Mineral water has something called cesium-chloride….look it up… it “kills” cancer. and they’ve known about this since the 80’s. only use the word cure if you WANT the FTC and the FDA to knock down your door. here’s a comment I got directly from the head brain surgeon at MD Anderson here in Houston when I asked him about cancer and what can be done to stop it, “when sugar is taken completely away from a tumor it cannot survive when cancer is surrounded by an alkaline environment it cannot survive. now figure it out for yourselves!! sorry for the grammar…..

    • Galaxy 500

      Royal Rife…please note what Wikipedia says below.
      Royal Raymond Rife (May 16, 1888 – August 5, 1971) was an American inventor and early exponent of high-magnification time-lapse cine-micrography.[1][2] In the 1930s, he claimed that by using a specially designed optical microscope, he could observe microbes which were too small to visualize with previously existing technology.[3] Rife also reported that a ‘beam ray’ device of his invention could weaken or destroy the pathogens by energetically exciting destructive resonances in their constituent chemicals.[4]

      Rife’s claims could not be independently replicated,[5] and were ultimately discredited by the medical profession in the 1950s. Rife blamed the scientific rejection of his claims on aconspiracy involving the American Medical Association (AMA), the Department of Public Health, and other elements of “organized medicine”, which had “brainwashed” potential supporters of his devices.[6]

      Interest in Rife’s claims was revived in some alternative medical circles by the 1987 book The Cancer Cure That Worked, which claimed that Rife had succeeded in curing cancer, but that his work was suppressed by a powerful conspiracy headed by the AMA.[5] After this book’s publication, a variety of devices bearing Rife’s name were marketed as cures for diverse diseases such as cancer and AIDS. An analysis by Electronics Australia found that a typical ‘Rife device’ consisted of a nine-volt battery, wiring, a switch, a timer and two short lengths of copper tubing, which delivered an “almost undetectable” current unlikely to penetrate the skin.[7] Several marketers of other ‘Rife devices’ have been convicted for health fraud, and in some cases cancer patients who used these devices as a replacement for medical therapy have died.[8] Rife devices are currently classified as a subset of radionics devices, which are generally viewed as pseudomedicine by mainstream experts.[5]

  20. Fraser

    Thanks Greg – great wrap as always…

    The fate of America was sealed on 23-Dec-1913, with the birth of the Federal Reserve System, son of Baron Rothschild who made the prophecy: “Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who makes its laws.”

    To understand how and why, I have invented a game called “Racket”. In this game, the bank starts with a pack of 52 cards, which are green and have pretty writing and pictures. The bank then deals them out to 4 gamblers (13 cards each) ON CONDITION THAT the bank gets back 1 card from each gambler every hour (as interest) plus 52 cards (as principle) at the end of the game. To play and get cards, the gamblers must pledge their assets as collateral, which the bank may take if the gambler defaults. At the start of the game, the gamblers are too stupid to see that there are not enough cards to payback both the interest and the principle, but then as they start losing cards (in interest) they start fighting each other for the remaining cards – the modern economy is born!

    But no matter who “wins” during the game, the end result is always the same:
    {1] The longer the game goes on, each interest payment only increases the deficit of cards. Similarly, America’s total debt will always increase with time – unless (of course) they can steal money from another country. This is why all countries eventually go to war – because they need to steal extra cards to pay back the Banksters.
    [2] No matter how good the gamblers individually are, ALL of the gamblers will eventually go bankrupt. Thus even current “winners” of the game like Warren Buffett should see that it is in their best interest to immediately end the game. In other words “End the Fed” is in everybody’s best interest, except the FED.
    [3] The bank will end up owning ALL of the assets of ALL of the gamblers. And this is America’s fate – to descend into tyranny and be owned and controlled by the FED / Bankster cabal. Hundreds of brave souls have fought to stop this inevitability, but all have failed. Mainly because the FED’s racket is protected by the politically powerful CFR, whose membership includes not only the shareholders of the FED, but also past Presidents and politicians, senior businessmen and main stream media (Bloomberg, News Corp – Fox, Time Warner, NBC etc, etc).

    “AH” you say “but to keep the game going, the bank can hand out extra cards to some of the gamblers – through operations like QE”. Yes indeed, but because all of the cards must still be returned to the bank at the end of the game, all you are doing is extending the time frame of the game, not the end result. Furthermore, with each passing hour the total unpayable debt only accelerates due to the interest compounding on the debt. Thus by using things like QE, the time frame may be extended but the end result is actually much worse.

    As a final complication, suppose the bank can change the game’s rules at any time by changing the interest rate (demanding 2 or 0 cards per hour instead of 1). Dropping interest rates decreases the “debt-stress” and creates asset bubbles in search for yield; while raising interest rates increases the “debt-stress” and creates asset sales and bankruptcy.

    By combining both the levers of money supply AND interest rates, the FED has a very powerful tool indeed. An economic “pump” occurs when the FED both increases money supply and drops interest rates (like the 1920s and today) and an economic “dump” occurs when the FED both reduces money supply and raises interest rates (like the 1930s and next year?). As I have said before, the FED is a criminal organization because (apart from everything else) it regularly uses “pump and dump” to make enormous profits for both themselves and their front-running mates. The fact that JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and the others have all made money from “market operations” every month for the last 60 months proves that the whole financial system and its regulation are just one giant crime scene!

    That said, I do NOT believe that the FED expected the timing of the 2008 GFC, because one of the FED members (Lehman Bros) went broke and many of the others required significant bailouts from the tax-payer.

    But the FED has definitely now set up America for the “end game”, by doing these six things: [1] Using QE and zero interest rates to pump the economy and buy extra time; and [2] Using this extra time to buy all the bad assets from the CFR / Bankster members; and [3] Using the extra time to establish the NSA, DHS, FEMA camps, gun control etc to prepare for their take-over; and [4] Using zero interest rates to drain the middle class of their savings and force them back into speculative assets; and [5] Creating an end result that will be so bad that America will accept any tyranny as their “saviour”, and [6] Making ready the FED / CFR / Bankster cabal to take over all functions and assets of the Government.

    Without a “Black Swans”, the game can actually continue for as long as the dollar remains strong, with respect to all other currencies and gold, which is the ultimate barometer. Gold soaring with a dollar collapse would result in countries holding gold becoming the winners (Russia, China, India and Europe). So my trigger is the US dollar – and as soon as it starts to collapse, I expect the FED / CFR / Banksters will move to protect their “dollar assets” by crashing all markets, causing a massive deflationary spiral and then calling in their (unpayable) debts, thereby taking-over America.

    As predicted by Rothschild in 1913 – the total debt of the American public has steadily grown to $16.5 trillion, while the Government’s debt is now $17.5 trillion plus another $128 trillion in unfunded liabilities, making a grand total of US$162 trillion – or a massive $500,000 for every one of America’s 317 million population. Total national assets only stand at $112.5 trillion (or $354,000 per citizen), so in theory American is already bankrupt:

    Furthermore and by no coincidence, the private FED / CFR / Bankster cabal now hold most of America’s physical assets, bonds and other IOUs such as mortgages including over $4 trillion on the FED’s balance sheet and at least $21 trillion hidden in offshore tax havens. Furthermore, these stolen funds are out of reach of the American Government because they are being politically protected by the same FED / CFR / Bankster cabal that stole them:

    As an Australian I would not mind so much BUT, after sucking the life-blood from America, the criminals are now focusing their attention on the rest of the world. Combined with traditional warfare, they conduct economic warfare by attacking currencies, filling Central Banks and Retirement Funds with toxic “AAA” paper, taking-over strategic assets like banks, miners and agriculture, as well as high-frequency-trading and manipulating all other asset classes!

    For example, not content with attacking Ukraine and its currency during the Olympics (at the American tax-payer’s expense) the FED then air-lifts out Ukraine’s gold for the safety(!) of their NY vault (presumably en route to one of their tax havens):

    Honestly, has there ever been a bigger bunch of crooks on God’s Earth?

    But finally, the FED and CFR are wrong in thinking that each attack and theft makes their position stronger. Chaos theory tells us that :
    – You never know which snowflake will cause the avalanche
    – The important thing is the degree of instability of the underlying state.
    That is to say, the Fed and CFR are under-estimating the instability that their own actions are causing. As the situation goes critical, enough reporters, politicians or countries will become angry enough to stand up and expose the full extent of the crimes – then place a hangman’s noose around the conspirators’ necks. (Currently, my hopes and prayers are with Rand Paul, Putin, Jinping and Greg Hunter)!

    PS. For those FED / CFR members who NEVER want to stop “the game” – can I humbly suggest that you refocus on attacking Venezuela and then move south from there? Then turn north and take out Mexico for its silver and Canada for its gold and oil. In addition, it’s been a few years since you last gutted Europe with your sub-prime-AAA-paper and so they might be ready for another round. But please, show SOME common sense and avoid Russia, particularly in the winter! Hitler struggled there – and you are no better !

    • ROTin to the c0RE


      Bravo! Stupendous! Great piece of work. You got it in a nutshell. Will copy it and maybe frame it.
      Future generations will have to know what the heck happened here, on the beach. Watch out for them mushroom clouds!

  21. art barnes

    Greg, this is the second time Kevin Trudeau has gone to jail, he went fifteen or twenty years back or so as well for fraud & larceny, my prediction is that we will see him again, with more bull crap cures, maybe a “prison cure” breakthrough this time which will be a gigantic world best seller; but your point about the bankers is well taken because they have already discovered the “prison cure pill” but keeping it a secret. The West is broke but won’t acknowledge it, the fiat days are slowing coming to a close, the FED insolvent, now who would have thunk it! As to the Eastern Ukraine your cartoon summed it up, its lost, and as to the people of western Ukraine they will be screaming for entitlements from the West and likely get them, adding to more pressure from a broke West. Wall Street marches on with CNBC seeing a “buy signal” in every down or up tick no matter how small or great, what a joke of a economic news broadcast, you know CNBC gives Prava credibility. I know you must have intentionally not discussed the missing plane in your wrap up, but it was the major news of the week, which leads me to this comment – I can see my house from Google Space & identify my car in front of the garage, NSA has your e-mails & all transactions & communications, the Social Security Administration & IRS knows every job I’ve had since a teenager, etc., etc., etc., but no one knows where this plane is, I DON’T BUY I T! The U.S. Government doesn’t want us to know the truth, they think and probably know …”we can’t handle the truth.” – here’s a theory, five 70 year old blue-eyed, blond haired nuns from a convent in Berlin hijacked it for a Christian Jihad. Greg, have a nice weekend.

  22. smaulgld

    WOW! We went from thinking last week that Russia was going to retaliate in a crippling way. We based that assumption that the US was going to impose sanctions but instead the US imposed sanctions on EIGHT Russian individuals in Putin’s cabinet (but not Putin!)
    Russia takes Crimea, says not interested in the rest of Ukraine, issue fades!

  23. smaulgld

    Putin says no further sanctions against the US necessary. He got Crimea why push it?
    He also mentioned that Russia will help US get out of Afghanistan.
    Now the US and EU have to bail out the Ukraine

  24. MrPM

    Not sure if I understood your comment that Yellen isn’t to blame for the market sell off.
    The market didn’t sell off because of perceptions that interest rates were going up- In fact, she promised she will keep them “lower for longer” than previously thought.
    The reason the market “sold off” was that she gave a time table for stopping QE in 6 months time. This market rises and falls with the Fed.
    Peter Schiff does a great breakdown of Yellen’s appearance in his video blog:

    • Greg Hunter

      I was talking about the big picture, but yes the sell-off was because exactly what you say in your comment. Thank you for the Peter Schiff link. I really like him!!!

  25. Rodster

    Excellent, weekly wrap up Greg, looking forward to your interview with Jim Rickards. I recently watched him on Boom Bust (RT) and he’s a very intelligent man who understands the dire straights we all are in.

  26. Andrew W


    I appreciate you reporting the truth.

    People who criticize you as being “pro-Russian” have either been indoctrinated by the government’s media or they are misguided by their own need to feel good about themselves or their country. In this case, truth hurts.

    Please keep doing what you are doing; it is appreciated! This sort of criticism is water off a duck’s back.

    Andrew W

    • Greg Hunter

      Andrew W,
      I will take your advice and just say quack, quack my friend!! Thank for your comment and support.

  27. Larry

    Thanks very much for your courageous and truthful reporting. You are asking the questions that the mainstream media refuses to ask. You are upholding the traditions of news reporting that the mainstream media has abandoned. I believe in giving credit where credit is due and you deserve a lot of it. Keep up the excellent work.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Larry.

  28. Robert Bodendorf

    P.S. I know that wasn’t the point you were making, and I agree with everything else. Just wanted to point out the cabal that owns the banks/markets/govn owns it all and brings disinformation in all areas through their owned mainstream media, but I know this is widely known. It is hard to wrap your brain around just how complete the control is, and to beat it will take, as you say, real truth to the masses. Is that possible? If things devolve into violence I’m afraid it will be guided for a repeat of the Russian revolution and its aftermath. That may be what’s on the menu.

  29. Diogenese

    Sorry you got blowback Greg , My country right or wrong , is the mantra , reinforced by the MSM , they can not and will not see Americas faults hense nothing can be done about them . I would bet that 70% of the people who watch your site have had heated discussions about the consiquenses seen and unseen of USA ,s actions . tragicly many of my compatriots have the attention span of a fruit fly .
    Russians play chess Americans play chequers that just about sums it up ! .
    Thanks for great insight / interviews into the problems of today , keep up the good work

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you for your comment and support. You cannot fix problems unless you can identify them. The MSM has led our citizens into a dark closet and locked the door. Now, the building is on fire and the folks in the dark are trapped and don’t know the peril outside the door.

  30. Rodster

    Greg, thought you’d like to see this: “Petrodollar Alert: Putin Prepares To Announce “Holy Grail” Gas Deal With China”


    • Greg Hunter

      This is very $ negative.

      • Rodster

        Something doesn’t make sense because the dollar index spot jumped back above the 79 mark and is currently sitting at 80.1160 when it’s been on the slide under 80. This news if it were being reported should have caused the index spot to drop well below 79. So is there manipulation here as well?

        This whole global economy is like an episode out of the Twilight Zone.

        • Greg Hunter

          I think it is safe to assume every market is manipulated by our criminal bankers.

          • Rodster

            OK, I just came across this little nugget.

            Is the NSA manipulating the stock market?

            Quote: Under Recommendations, #31, section 2:

            “Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate FINANCIAL SYSTEMS.”

        • Jerry

          I’ve been watching the dollar index. It took off again this week after Janice Yellens press conference. I guess the Bank Cartel loves the idea of printing more counterfeit money. The taper talk is simply a lie. There’s no way to verify it.

  31. Cathy

    WOW!! Thanks again. I was wondering about Kevin, I saw only a blip on the networks about him. Be encouraged, we love you.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Cathy I appreciate the love.

  32. MrPM

    WHile I’m glad Mark Zuckerberg is taking a public stance and side note, that he has the President on speed dial…. I don’t think he deserves quite the praise you give him-

    This is the guy who afterall allegedly called his first Facebook users “dumb f*$%@” for trusting him with their data? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/14/facebook_trust_dumb/

    it seems like he’s only interested in the spying as far as it affects his business image (over concerns the NSA was faking Facebook pages) and bottom line, and not so much that its against the Constitution and illegal. He raised the issue last September 2013 too “‘Oh, we only spy on non-Americans.’ Gee, thanks! We’re trying to provide an international service and not get crushed in those places either.”

    His other efforts seem to reflect this also (to get cheap labor):
    “…Since forming a public interest group with other leading tech CEOs back in April, he has intensified lobbying efforts for comprehensive immigration reform.”

    just my take,


    • Greg Hunter

      MR PM,
      Thank you for adding this perspective and info. My bad for not doing enough research.

      • Gabe

        You probably also believe the cover story for Israel locking down their country: wages too low for ambassadors – so they close embassies world wide.
        You may not know them in detail, but you are aware of their protocols.

    • Galaxy 500

      Thanks for pointing out Zuckerberger’s stance on immigration among other things. I dont have a Facebook account as I dont understand why I would need or want one. Nice post. Well thought out and sourced just the way I like them. Thank you

  33. Galaxy 500

    Its funny how people buy the snake oil Kevin Trudeau was selling. Con artist extrodinare. Its about time he got his.


    • Charles H.


      Snake Oil follows the general formula, with variations of ingredients and different labels – but the contents are all False Hope. There ARE cures out there along more avenues than most are aware: but the charlatons work on a margin of ignorance.

      • Galaxy 500

        False hope and false blame are the bane of medical science. Desperate people are easy sales for hope, even false ones. Human self deception is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. I’ve seen people ignore facts that were beating them about the head and shoulders to latch upon some pie in the sky scheme that a first grader would know couldn’t be true. People constantly ignore reality to their own detriment. Hope springs eternal and there’s a PT Barnum to sell them tickets to the greatest show on earth on every corner.

  34. Martyn Thomas

    Good Day , I ask why would Ukraine not shut off the eletric power too Crimea ? T/Y

    • Galaxy 500

      Easy question to answer. Why doesnt Russia shut down natural gas to Ukraine?

  35. Oracle 911

    Hi Greg
    Nice job this week again. You are a Patriot and you are telling the truth or more likely what you receive as truth (strictly speaking, only God-The grand creator can be totally objective). These 2 facts are clearly visible from your work even from distant place like Slovakia (it is a small peaceful country in midst of Europe- I’m not US citizen).
    On other note, what the Western so called leaders are doing is madness and suicidal. And from this perspective the West is good as dead even without the sanctions.

    Your thoughts.

    • Greg Hunter

      Not dead but a big fall in the West will take place with or without sanctions. Thank you for your comment and kind words.

  36. Galaxy 500

    Striking contrast….commit a little fraud and go to jail. Commit a lot and be invited to the White House

  37. pessimist

    Actually, the cure for cancer is quite simple … don’t get it in the first place. You can avoid getting cancer in the first place by eating “fresh” vegetables and free-ranged protein meats — fresh food, unadulterated by corporate greed (ie. unprocessed, un-pesticided, un-herbacided, un-GMOed). Drink clean non-chlorinated and non-fluoridated non-medicated water. Move your body daily as it was designed to do and avoid chronic stress. That is the cure for cancer.

    • Dale

      That’s good advice, especially coming from a pessimist 🙂

  38. brian

    Go out and have a good weekend!? Given that I live under a government that has been corrupted to the point that it has actually been co-opted by the very same multinational monopolistic interests that had been corrupting it for decades, and given that my existence as an individual stands in the way of the hegemonic appetites of those who would call themselves my rulers I would have to say having a good weekend is not really on the top of my list of shit to do.

    This is the problem, and I am not criticizing you, its just that people just do not appear to have it within them to deal with what is going on, they cant handle just looking at our situation honestly for more than 10 freakin’ minutes, when what is required is for them to deeply focus on this shit for hours and hours and hours at a crack…..people should be absolutely obsessed with what is going on and what is being done to them, because the folks running the show are totally committed to a point beyond obsession. We just dont stand a chance if we cannot at least show the stamina it takes to stare this thing in the face long enough to even just honestly acknowledge the reality of our situation here and where the fuck we are headed!

    Of course as you might surmise my own efforts to persuade people to look at what is going on has driven most away, I mean I even make my own mother cry when I confront her with this shit….but its gotta be done, people have to speak with the conviction, fervor and frequency that reflects the truth of the situation we are in because our would be masters thrive upon our reluctance to acknowledge what is being done, they find cover in our timid hesitation to see what is right in front of our face for Gods sake! It is our inclination to be moderate to the point of negligence that continues to embolden them. Make no mistake, there can be no compromise made with those who seek absolute power, and there are many very powerful people in this world doing just that!

    I believe that we are all going to be held accountable for what we know, if our words and our actions betray what it is that we have come to know by the grace of God than we truly are our own worst enemy and will suffer under the tyranny of our own ignorance for time without measure.

    Call me a fanatic I guess haha.

    Take care everyone.

    • Jerry

      You are not alone in your assessment. What to do? Take care of everything inside your 10 foot circle. The Banking Cartel are caught in their own trap, and will soon get theirs soon enough. The clock is ticking on them as well as us. The only difference is, you still have time to save yourself and your family. They don’t. Talking about it is not enough. Preparation required.

  39. zino

    Hi Greg
    I don’t live in the States. However I would not like to see the american citizens suffer unecessary by the 1% and their paid trash (bloggers). As far as i can see… Yourself and Gerald Celente are a GEMS for the 97 % good americans. I’ll be very happy to send you a donation so you can keep this good work!! Wishes you all the best 🙂

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Zino for your comment and support!

  40. Jerry

    Does anyone really believe the dollar will survive 2014? The clock is ticking, and with this deal it could be a lot sooner.


    Russia and China opening a pathway for economic exchange spells doom for the dollar. Does anyone really think they will continue to buy our Bonds? If you do I have some property in possum hollow I’d like to sell you.

  41. Horsenut

    Greg, I don’t think your interview made you look pro Russia. I think you asked the right questions. Orlov’s view of what is going on in Russia and Ukraine are important because we need to know what’s going on over there and we aren’t getting the real story from our MSM. We seem to be looking for a bad guy so we can pick a fight. I spent some time in Russia in 2005 and 2006. Putin is a very popular President, then in his first term, and even more so now. I still have friends there and hear from them on occasion. What they are saying now eckos what Orlov says. The Russian people see Putin as a good guy doing the right thing! What I worrie about now is that Obama will do something stupid because not only is the rest of the world is calling him a wimp,,, We’re calling him that here at home. What’s going to happen when he decides to flex his little mussels and put the US in a major bind? Or worse a Major War? I, like you, am pro America. But I don’t think Obama is Pro America!

    • Greg Hunter

      I think Obama’s Presidency has clearly not helped most Americans and that includes the African American community.

  42. Ken Alexander

    Hi Greg, World debt is over 100 trillion dollars. Who or what is this debt owed to? Where did all this money go? My credit card debt reflects purchases I have made, so I have things to show for my debt. I guess I don’t understand. The money has been spent and injected into each country’s economy. Russia and China are selling treasuries. Who is buying, and why? What if all debt was repudiated and everyone went home and we started over? Is that the reset that is talked about? Russia and China, among others, have to be really tired of the US. I wonder why they don’t just pull the plug? Russia went through a collapse and survived. As much as I read and listen, I still don’t believe I know what is going on. Thank you, Greg, for trying to inform.

    • Greg Hunter

      It is an estimate of total debt and this time government are in big trouble. Government took on the private debt and insured the commitments in 2008 when they should have pushed receivership. This left the incompetent and crooked bankers still in charge and governments holding the bag.

  43. ConcernedAmericanDad

    Greg, Aside from your recent streak of outstanding guests and great interviews, this is one of your best update videos by far. I can appreciate all your work and emotion you put into it. It is difficult to offer the truths behind the mainstream smokescreen. Most people are susceptible to all the spin and don’t care to hear all this “doom and gloom” as long as they’re working and not the ones using EBT cards to get by. For example Holder merely says “they are too big to persecute” and that story more or less goes away. Close friends and even loved ones don’t want to hear about all the fraud and rigged markets, they never see any Madoff-like perp walks, so what’s the big deal?…………It is very hard and frustrating to swim upstream against this “recovery” story and will be even more so as it looks like tonight’s evening news will be about the markets hitting new highs. It is the patriotic thing to do to question things but for the most part, as far as I can see, people don’t give a @#$%.

    Most people are conditioned that people who question and buck the status quo( like Ron Paul during the debate SHOWS) are marginalized and looked at as kooks.

    • Jerry

      You always have a choice. You can be like the rest of the herd and act like nothing is going on, as they load you in the trailer to take you to market. Or you can jump the fence and run for freedom. Historically, very few survive when they follow the herd. Just ask the Jews in Nazi Germany. Can’t happen here? That’s what they said.

  44. Mike S.

    Don’t let the Trolls get to you Mr. Hunter. Your Patriotism is never in doubt. I think only true American Patriots keep trying to inform the masses about how their lives are going to drastically change. Don’t let it get to you.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Mike S!

  45. e sutton

    Well Greg, there’s no rule of law left anymore in this country. Sure, jaywalk in NYC and get cuffed, pepper sprayed, tased, and jailed, but commit mass fraud of billions and pay only a small fraction of whatever the take was. If you would tell me that I could walk into a bank today, steal a million dollars, and get “fined” for ten thousand dollars, what on earth is going to keep me from doing it repeatedly? The key to all of this is, we are no longer ruled by the Constitution, or even our government. The entity that rules us is sitting quietly, observing the chess match between Putin and Obama, watching this all play out. Haven’t heard too much from Netanyahy on any of this, have we? The strings on Obama and Kerry aren’t visible to most Americans, but most assuredly they are there. As is always the case, follow the money. Where do Obama, Kerry, Biden, et. al. get most of their “contributions” (bribes)? Look into it, my friend. Biden recently declared himself to be a proud Zionist. AIPAC anyone?

    • Greg Hunter

      E Sutton,
      I don’t think the Jews can be blamed for all the ills of the world. Lost and lots of non Jews have had a had in shape the country is in. Isn’t Congress more than 95% Christian? I do thank you for your kind words of support.

      • e sutton

        Not all Jews are Zionists and not all Zionists are Jews. It’s not about a religion, it’s about an ideology. Again, it’s all about the money. Look up how much $$$ Congress receives from Aipac. Many Jews worldwide and in this country are opposed to what is being done in the name of Israel.

        • Galaxy 500

          Yeah, I have heard this bunk passed around for years. It just repackaged hatred under another name. Sorry, call it was it is…antisemitism

  46. Mike

    Please keep the truth coming even if it’s not what some people want to hear.

    • Greg Hunter

      I will Mike. Thank you.

  47. Andrés Martínez

    Mr. Hunter, I discovered your website recently, and I am delighted to witness -with hope- that there are still some journalists of caliber and integrity.

    Thank you for what you are doing and for what your offer: information and truth!

    You have the right name for the right job, you are indeed a “hunter” for facts and veracity.

    You have a follower and a fan: keep up the good work!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Andrés Martinez for the comment and kind words!

  48. Mitch Bupp

    I remember seeing the $100 Trillion somewhere????


    Oh that’s right … when you control all of the pieces of the worlds greatest ponzi you can only play God for so long ….. until people wake up to the fact that they are a slave to a system built around them ….

    The Story of Your Enslavement


    Have a great weekend Greg

  49. John Devereaux

    Greg, please know you have supporters here and that your integrity is not in question. You tell the truth, regardless of how ugly it is. I rather have the truth and get prepared or even to take advantage of a crisis – than have my ears tickled and be blind sided.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you John.

  50. Brian Stemmerman

    Mr. Hunter,
    Thank you for providing a insightful site on economics and geopolitical problems. I also agree that United States is not going through a recovery. My wife and I have about $500,000 seating on the sidelines in the money market at one percent . Our financial advisor has always been putting pressure on us to get back into the market. I personally have taken losses shorting the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000. It would be very enlightening if you could find a guest who could explain why the market continuingly goes up. I have a hard time believing that it is just simply buy the dip mentality. Is it government prevention that actual causes plunge protection? Why does the S&P 500 continually rise even though the Federal Reserve is tapering 10 billion a month? Why does the market go up when Yellen announces interest rates rise in six months? Is it just a computer program behind the curtain?
    I was working for an upper Microsoft client a few weeks ago. He told me that Microsoft’s profits are based upon investments. Profits are based upon QE. When QE is taken away I foresee quarterly profits declining due to lack of free money. Can you explain why the free-market does not understand this. Strange times we live in.

    • Greg Hunter

      Brian Stemmerman,
      I would watch the upcoming interview with Jim Rickards this coming week. It will be an “Early Sunday Release.”

      • Brian Stemmerman

        Mr. Hunter,
        Do to the fact that the Dow Jones has not reached a new high since January 2014. This is something completely different in the last five years. The pattern is stagnating. When the 2% own 90% of everything there will always be a depression.

        • Greg Hunter

          Well said!

  51. Jim

    Joe Donnelly, Indiana Senator, says Russia is on the march. Putin has supposedly made some overtures in Latin America about bases there and in Cuba etc. What about it?

    • Greg Hunter

      I think this is true. Russia is asking for bases (about 8 I think) around the globe. It was in the news recently.

  52. John Hards

    And closer to Home, the Mexican government via SAT, the IRS here, has gone off the rails, too. That is, some 337 foreign boats were impounded for questionable infractions regarding their Temporary Import Permits. For example, my retirement home is a small sail boat and she has been confiscated while presenting me with a fine of some $7000.US. The infraction was that the Mexican bank, Banjercito, filled out the form for the 10 year TIP so that after 6 years it was claimed to be only good for 1 year? Perhaps this is of interest to you and the quick course on the issue can be found on line in Lectronic Latitude, over the last 3 to 4 months. In fear of being sunk I will nevertheless head North from Puerto Vallarta very soon.
    Keep up the good work and I look forward to a WiFi connection to catch up on your efforts as we reach California in a few weeks.

    • Greg Hunter

      John Hards,
      Sorry you are being ripped-off. Hope you have clear sailing Northward.

    • Galaxy 500

      God Speed John and clear skies

    • allen ols

      John H. It is good to be you, fine sailing, and many dolphins ahead of you.

  53. R S Dorsey

    Mr. Hunter,
    I have found your selection of interviewees to be absolutely the best on the Web. Sinclair, Orlov, Rickards, etc. And, to those uber patriotic American jingoists who criticized Orlov and you I can only say that an unfortunately large segment of the American public have wrapped themselves so tightly in the American flag that it has cut off the blood supply to their brains. Similar to AIPAC’s knee jerk hysteria that any criticism of Israel, Zionism, a Jewish personality or national policy is anti-semetic, the American jingoist rejects any criticism of things American and shouts “traitor”. Total bulls$#@, of course.

    You’re doing a great service. March on.

    R. Stephen Dorsey

  54. Derrick Michael Reid

    Le Patron,

    There are parallels. Hitler went into studdenland to cheering crowds. Putin went into the crimea to cheering crowds. That got them wanting more. Hitler was initially timid, and before going into poland, made a pack with stalin. Putin will be initially timid, and before going into E Ukraine, made a pack with china. (Who by the way, abstained from a UN vote, showing some hesitation, hmmm, think it through) Hitler went into W. poland, and putin is massing armor along E Ukraine. Does history repeat? Just asking.

    The soviet empire (Putin’s heart throb), was imperial, E Europe had no choice, and were suppressed several times. The US spent trillions to stop Hitler, and then both the Soviets and China, the communist imperials. Surely, the national debt is based in some measure upon military spending, which opened global trade lanes for all, the US being the only remaining super power stepped up. Surely, many complain about military spending, but that pales to the amount of unconstitutional social spending at the federal level which is not even a federal responsibility, but defense is a core federal responsibility. Surely, being the only super power, and de fact world cop, many couch that in terms of yankee imperialism, others dont. Take your pick as is your want.

    Rumor has it, Iraq just applied to be the 51st state, but BHO wont go for it, unless 1/2 of Iraqi oil is deposed in the US strategic reserve. Dont screech just yet, ITS JUST A RUMOR!!!! But Iraq has problems, internal conflicts between populations, previously suppressed by a brutal dictator who gassed citizens, which some may imply as being better than that damn old farcical democracy and necessary conflicts inherent in all democracies. Which is better? You make the call, and thereby show your colors and your courage to stand for something, other than higher gold prices.

    There are real lines in the Sand. 10yr Yield has hit 3% twice over last 52 weeks, the low being 1.6, before the double top, indicating lower rates ahead. But, if you look at interest rate lows after the first tops, 2.48, 2.48 (a narrow time displaced double bottom), 2.58, 2.60, 2.62 on support side, a wedge pattern is showing higher lows, with a cap at 3%. Down trends from the second and last 3.06% top, have been broken three times, and now back to 2.78. No expert here, but does not TA suggest a 3% break out to the upside? 3 taps, and you’re out, and if it approaches 3% again, it may just fall, and with that, the western world as we know it.

    With interest rates rising, triple deficits, falling participation, and econ rolling over, the question becomes, will popular sentiment shut down QE resulting in immediate econ devastation, or will it lead to another (and last) round of QE, for one more huge kick of the can, (and they will go big, if they do), until the poo start flying?

    Several Gold Heavies believe that first will come a short econ down turn, (taper is in), but the ship is clearly sinking, and then come the NEWK on the dollar, and tens of trillions in QE come in the last ditch econo defense, or better put, the final assault on the dollar, (self inflicted due mostly to run away totalitarian social spending, then leading toward international settlement in gold. And so, if you look at the mess, and be honest about assigning blame for this mess, it is the cause, it is the driver, it is that which ruin the most glorious constitution of all time, the culprits being the socialists and the free chit army, having destroyed the most free and prosperous society in modern times. They took us all down the paved road, learning nothing about what Freedom (from government) really means, or why the soviet union failed. No matter how much political pandering used to cement political power, any society that attempt to REWARD every non-productive act possible, is utterly doomed to fail.

    Judges, Politicians and Lawyers (the driving force) should be shot in the streets as the dirty totalitarian socialistic fascist pigs they truly are for destroying our belief and practice in founding father principles.

    With the NY Comex being leveraged, say for example, 100 to 1, with 8000 tons, would be, would it not 800,000 tons of paper gold, not to mention all the gold of western fiat printers. That’s allot of paper gold, say, 5,000,000 tons, which one might consider infinite, and if so, the event looked for is not physical over running paper, but lost of confidence in the $. Sinclair may have had it right from day one. Its the dollar, and thus, its interest rates. So, the leverage is the game, and the USD con in the shame.

    The petro-dollar is a red herring screeched by news letter writers for apparent self-interest, but it does sound horrific, to think soldiers died just for it, even if intellectually fun to read, being full of international intrigue, but, curiously, and please please do tell, how does one actually “isolate” their customers? And how do you place more demand on any fungible currency with global fiat convertibility?

    For days since primortal times, governments and their domestic corporations of a country, have tried to corner markets, plunder other nations, and in so doing, it does tend to strengthen that country, as a whole. Governments and Businesses have been walking the same line for eons, in this regard. Nothing new there, but most wont just move along, but rather paint all government motives as propping up corporations for nefarious purposes. There is some truth to it. But to suggest that US entire motive is to steal oil, and to take foreign lands, is rather a shallow view.

    Bottom line, Putin took Crimea, and Iraq is not the 51st state. Can anyone see the difference?

    As time goes on, focus may be had, if you are really trying to figure it out, generally. The US must print to maintain the welfare state, and that mean printing more dollars, but interest rates would be a fiscal cliff, and so, the natural consequence of which is a falling dollar, risking loss of confidence, and hence, bullion, interest rates, and USDX manipulations, a necessary skill for any serious US bankster.

    Military spending by the US has been in play since day one, so that is not new, nor a direct driver. Petro-dollar and Over-running physical pressure are also not the real drivers here as to the POG, but rather unaffordable and unsustainable US social engineering and the resulting enslavement as tax mules, perpetual debtors, and state dependents, necessitating huge fiat over printing. If you want to complain about bullion manipulations, be real, and focus your blame where it belongs, otherwise ya might just be screeching in vain. One man’s opinion, I could be right.

    • Galaxy 500

      Mr Reid
      thanks for the well written well reasoned post.
      You wrote, “For days since primortal times, governments and their domestic corporations of a country, have tried to corner markets, plunder other nations, and in so doing, it does tend to strengthen that country, as a whole. Governments and Businesses have been walking the same line for eons, in this regard. Nothing new there, but most wont just move along, but rather paint all government motives as propping up corporations for nefarious purposes. There is some truth to it. But to suggest that US entire motive is to steal oil, and to take foreign lands, is rather a shallow view”
      I do grow tired of the conspiracy theories that abound on our desires of Iraq oil. Anyone can see that while we were there we didnt steal any oil or even get any lucrative long term contracts.
      Keep posting

      • SRV

        @ Galaxie

        Yeah, they invaded Iraq to “liberate” the poor Iraqi’s (too bad about the hundreds of thousands killed in the process though).

        Haliburton got over $17,000,000,000 in new business and I’m sure the profit margins were “ever so tight” because Cheney would make sure the bidding process was fair and honest!

        The “west” was simply out bid by Asian oil companies, but the chosen few got no-bid contracts early on of course. The truth is the war was so messed up by the neo-cons they couldn’t get control after the initial invation. The US produced the “Iraq Oil Law” paving the way for the western corporations that even included profit level guarantees for big oil but they still haven’t passed it… so the takeover wasn’t from lack of trying!

        Finally, US corporations are all over the infrastructure profits and will be for years, but the primary goal was to have this cheap oil back in the market and to ensure it is all sold in dollars.

        Daring to sell oil outside the USD cost Sadam his life, and was the number one reason for the war!

    • Jerry

      In short. The dollar is dead. QE killed it.

  55. Dwain

    Im pro founding fathers America not pro Obama America. Perversely, America has become a regime far worse that what those great men and revolutionary hero’s sacrificed and died for to overthrow.

  56. Ugly

    And to add more confidence, the two front runners for POTUS in 2016 are another–Bush and Clinton.

    • Galaxy 500

      Why is not “None of the above” an option on our ballot?

      • Ugly

        Bush or Clinton in 2016 is none of the above. If that is my choice, then staying home is the best choice….

        • Galaxy 500

          I understand your apprehension but its better to vote for the lesser of two evils than to sit it out.

  57. Diane Ryan

    Dmitry Orlov seemed savvy, and should have a solid understanding of the cultures of those involved. He certainly presented an interesting perspective.

    Greg, disregard ALL of the naysayers, including the flag wavers. Many of us were blindly patriotic when the last Republican was in the White House and what was our reward? The liberty-killing Patriot Act followed by the evil NDAA. Those who speak the truth will be in the minority, and they will be prosecuted. Such is this world. Like Oath Keepers’ Chaplain Baldwin says, ‘If you are not taking shrapnel, you are not even over the battlefield’.

  58. Jerry

    More from Jim Sinclair.
    Legendary financial & gold expert Jim Sinclair has issued an email alert to subscribers warning that the dollar’s reaction to the US stepping up sanctions against Russia on Thursday indicates that the market knows Russia has a nuclear economic weapon it can detonate on the West by dropping the petro-dollar standard.
    Is Puting preparing to nuke the petro-dollar by announcing new Russia gas and oil deals in yuan, euros, real, and gold?

  59. Edward Ulysses Cate

    “Questioning the government and warning of a potential calamity is patriotic. ”
    Especially when so-called leaders prove themselves to be sociopaths,
    as defined in the book “Snakes In Suits.”

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you EUC!

    • Galaxy 500

      Snakes in suits….what great imagery to describe politicians and bankers

  60. Brad

    Great week at the “watch dog” of very informative interviews with Willie,Sinclair and Olov and good summary in the wrap up. In the list of banker malfeasance drug money laundering was left out but with so many crooked schemes going on it’s easy to understand why.

    It is unfortunate we all feel the need to defend our criticism of those running government and the economy for their own ends as also not tied to a critique of the nation as a whole. The American people are generally a warm hearted and caring group, just like most people in other nations and cultures. The same cannot be said for the grasping, greedy and genocidal over class of America. Some people cannot seem to separate the two in their minds and in knee jerk reaction to criticism of the elites demand a caveat that the critique is not also of the nation, citing “patriotism” as a prerequisite for the right to criticize. These demanders of oath and fealty fail to recognize their own inner censorship and brainwashing ingrained in them by the over class and it’s societal constructs since childhood. I see these “patriots” as a big part of the problem and tell them so when they challenge my right to voice my opinion as possibly being unpatriotic.I am not patriotic to any nation but only to the idea of that which is proper and moral. If the nation is proper and moral I will support it, if not I condemn it. Ultimately the people of a nation must answer for the crimes committed in that nation’s name as unfair as this may seem when it is the over class committing these crimes….but with the people’s complicity. The U.S. led west kicked the hornets nest when they thought they could take over Ukraine in a Brzezinski inspired “grand chess board” move with a regime change that was almost thwarted by diplomacy and required the shooting deaths of over seventy Persons to upset that deal and complete the coup d’etat. This was wrong and is considered a crime under international law to meddle in the affairs of other nations for one’s own interests. Russia of course had to respond in their own interests and cannot be blamed for doing so under the circumstances. Russia has the moral high ground such as it is while the Americans behind this debacle should be facing criminal charges. The American people have been complicit in crimes against humanity by not demanding with whatever it takes a change in foreign policy attitude. America could be the most beloved country on the planet, instead it is seen as a bearer of war, death and suffering… and I make no bones about it.

  61. Brad

    Post script: I choose the red pill also,as Greg Hunter alluded to awhile back.

  62. Dereck

    Hi Greg, keep up the great work! As for those who are suggesting that you are a terrorist, just ignore them because you are anything but and this is coming from a Canadian. I religiously follow your site and I am really looking for to Jim Rickards!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Dereck!

  63. Agent P

    “Patriotism is the last refuge of a Scoundrel”…

  64. NorCar Survivor

    Passover is April 15th. I’m thinking the missing 777 makes an appearance in Israel. My concern beyond this is that America will be too busy with it’s own distraction to be of assistance to our friends in the middle east. I am concerned about the possibility of Emps (Electro-magnetic pulse) being employed against our country on or before this event. It would shut us down as a nation as well as ceasing our communication ability with our allies. Our financial situation hangs in the balance and Iran, North Korea and Russia are active members of a large group of people who would benefit from our being distracted even if the threat against Israel does not happen. There just seems to be too many pieces to to many puzzles left undone for them not to be connected.

    • Galaxy 500

      Does seem odd that if its the pilot(s) due to politics that no statements where made.

  65. Charles H.


    Don’t let the veiled threats and accusations drive you Greg. All it amounts to is trying to push you with their horns – to move you away from controversy and tone you down. You are your best when your conscience fully supports you; not when criticism mounts. You have done a good job with us, who you know; and the detractors also – better than I could do. And the hard work and great interviews have put you up with the best of alternative new sources. Take comfort and sleep well, my friend. Someday, hopefully, you will find out how much of a blessing you have been.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Charles H. for your comment and support!

  66. Gabe

    Jim Rickards will come closer than most, but still will not hit the nail on the proverbial head. The problem is a structural one, but far deeper than most even realize. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: people worship money. Everything’s valued in money, and everyone who worships money cannot imagine living life without it. It’s all based on having something other people want, because money is valued only in a society dependent on trade, because money is only a medium FOR exchange; or “trade”. If you don’t trade then money has no value to you. Everyone who DOES TRADE wants the advantage in every trade they make, in other words; a profit (THEY WANT TO SELL IT TO SOMEONE ELSE FOR MORE THAN THEY PAID FOR IT), or at least the best deal possible when they want to consume it. Put simply, to benefit self most, and at the cost to others.
    So who makes the most profit? Those who make the money and enslave those who want it; the bankers and lawmakers.
    But Life does not consist in the amount of or monetary value of the things one possesses. All the world pursues money and the things it can buy (power and control over others) because money is the god of this world. But Life isn’t about money or power or control, and few realize that before they face death.
    No matter how full your barn is, or how many barns you build to store your “wealth” for yourself, your quality of life in terms of living a fulfilled life has little to do with THAT.

  67. JP111

    “One quick shout out to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame. He called President Obama last week and told him what he thought about the NSA spying. He said, “engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we are protecting you against criminals, not our own government.” Zuckerberg posted this on his Facebook page. I never thought much about him until now.”

    You might want to revise and extend your remarks after reading this:

    Busted! – U.S. Tech Giants Knew Of NSA Spying Says Agency’s Senior Lawyer

    • Greg Hunter

      Now I am beginning to think this was a PR stunt. Thank you for the link and info.

  68. UnitedToBeFree

    March Madness indeed!
    Another important note regarding the global financial crisis is the quarterly report that the Bank of England just released – Money Creation In The Modern Economy. In the report and associated video they explain that money is created when a loan is made and that paying back a loan destroys money. So money is created out of nothing. (Yes we kinda knew that but it’s finally good to hear the banksters say it isn’t it?)

    The global financial system is a house of cards and that’s why it’s coming down! All the economist and financial “experts”, and politicians are tilting at windmills as they try to stabilize the system. You can’t stabilize something that’s created from the wind.

    It’s time for we the people to wake up and do something!

    If you haven’t heard of the Convention of States Movement please check it out. It is a grass roots movement to limit the power of the federal government. If you think Obama is overstepping his bounds (again) with his executive order to freeze assets of Putin supporters… is he out of his mind? Well, yes, as a matter of fact our little dictator absolutely is!

    Thanks Greg, for providing this forum along with thoughtful commentary on the madness!

  69. redgreen

    Another excellent week of interviews Gregg. I’m looking forward to Rickards.

    Perhaps you could interview Judge Napolitano soon?

    • redgreen

      I’m gonna count how many times Jim refers to his book.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you redgreen. The interview is about his book and Ukraine. It is eye opening, especially when you consider this is the guy the Pentagon hires to play financial war games.

      • J C Davis

        Greg and Red n Green. I would love to see you interview the last real judge.
        Redgreen. I remember the show well.

    • Galaxy 500

      id like to hear from Judge N too

  70. Mr. Lee

    Mr. Hunter:
    Firstly on the point that Russia has a jaded history of brutality, which country does not? It should be remembered the Stalin was a Georgian and Khrushchev was Ukrainian. Notwithstanding the people of the Ukraine (East or West) have a right to determine their future.
    As for the Anti-American sentiment. You sir represent what Madison and Jefferson spoke of in terms that of criticism of the government being the highest form of patriotism. As a Canadian, I admire the US and what she stands for. It breaks my heart that this great country is becoming the very thing that she has fought against and the Founders warned of. People, as you, may help in turning this country back to where it ought to be.

  71. Robert Bodendorf

    This site is being trolled by galaxy 500, but I just point out the obvious.

    • Greg Hunter

      Robert Bodendorf,
      I know 500 and I can assure you he is not a troll. Outspoken, but definitely not a troll of any kind. He is a friend of mind.

      • Gabe

        “Christian small-arms Dealers to third-world countries”. What GREAT imagery!
        From the same mind as “Christians against (and slandering) governing authorities”!
        Obama says he is Christian too, even though he worships with Muslims on their holy days, and greets them with Muslim blessings on TV.
        Somehow I cannot conceive Jesus selling guns to people, or slandering Caesar, or hording gold and food, or approving of (and participating in) corrupted religions, and since He says only those who follow Him are His Family, that kind of makes you guys hypocrites of the first order, doesn’t it?
        Jesus doesn’t do that, so why do YOU? Obviously; because you aren’t following Him. Those whom God calls; do as Jesus does.
        Now you gonna ban me and MY comments too, just for stating the obvious which you refuse to see?

        • Galaxy 500

          Ok Greg, I am missing anywhere on this page any talk of arms except Gabe’s
          Christ doesn’t expect you to allow yourself to be murdered or starve to death.
          Gabe’s rambles on insulting Christians but doesn’t seem to make any factual points. Sounds like the paid troll. Based on the rambling, sounds like Jay Carney doesn’t he

          • Galaxy 500

            Are you going to set me up in the arms business? Id love to give it a try. So selling or buying guns is un-Christian? I not a buyer of that either.

        • Galaxy 500

          take a bicarbonate, you’ve got heart burn…I’ve heard it will cure your cancer too

          • Gabe

            You’re the self proclaimed “Christian” arms dealer, no wonder you were offended. Did Jesus sell guns too? Whomever you’re following; it isn’t Jesus Christ, no matter how you justify it.

          • Galaxy 500

            My my…did Jesus sell guns? Gabe If you had paid attention in Sunday school, you would have learned that Jesus live a little before firearms were invented. As messes up as you are on Biblical knowledge, I can understand how you were confused.

      • Thaddeus Thurston Thistlethwaite III

        “A friend of mind.” I love it!!

        • Galaxy 500

          T (3)
          Greg is a friend indeed. Both of mine and of like mind.

    • Galaxy 500

      Dude, you can have my share of baking soda if you get cancer. You can follow Treadu’s natural cures. Knock yourself out. Its called social Darwinism in action. My disagreement with you hardly makes me a troll. It merely means that I can read over a sixth grade level.

  72. Galaxy 500

    notice how the MSM doesn’t say Demoncrat when they are being arrested

  73. sally lambert

    9/11 documentary….

    We just watched this latest 9/11 video and Nancy said I could forward it along to you as you were interested in 9/11 stuff

  74. Coalburner9

    I am a Patriot for the Constitution and I think Orlov was right on the target. Great interview, Greg! Orlov had a couple of eye-opening reminders. If we had to retreat from Afganistan through Pakistan it would be a bloody rout which he inplied by the word rout. It is still safe through the northern Russian allies. What a blank piece of paper is Kerry and he always has been a blank piece of paper! We care about the wasted blood of our families, the Dictators in charge say “What difference does it make”

    • Greg Hunter

      I thought the Afghanistan reference was very sobering too!!!

  75. SRV

    Kudos for bringing at lease some of the other side of the Ukraine story to Americans… it was the IMF/CIA that directed the “destabilization” of the Ukraine to overthrow a duly elected government when they elected to take a “no strings attached” Russian bailout over the IMFs austerity (we’ll take your pensions, bank accounts and anything else we can get our slimy hands on) model… and Crimea is 70% Russian, requested support, and voted 95% to join Russia (how anyone can spin that into Russian aggression is breathtaking.

    And… I had the same reaction to the Trudeau story, and good for you for speaking out… please use all your influence to keep this story going. Doubtful, but maybe enough noise will shame someone into rethinking the absolutely shameful “fines for fraud” wrist slaps for the bankster crimes against humanity!

  76. Derrick Michael Reid

    Sorry, have to mind my manners, and wish our host a very very happy spring time. 🙂

    ==== Now for the HEAVY STUFF, so put on your seat belts.

    Bix (who our host may consider as a guest) indicated there is a start of bank runs, the countries are few. So, if the bank runs heat up, particularly in the FRN, the natural response is, drum roll ……., higher interest rates, then fiscal cliff, much more QE, and down goes the FRN. So, bank runs could start the collapse of the FRN, there is your look to early collapse of the FRN. If the Reps get control of congress, QE kicking the can may be stopped in its tracks, and with that, a tanking economy, and a back peddle to much more QE, triple deficits, tanking the dollar, and raising interest rates, the signal to bail out of the FRN. Bank Runs, Political Shifts, and mass QE this fall, are possible triggers. Any others?

    Volker raised interest rates to kill inflation, based upon strengthening the dollar and stagnating the economy, mostly a domestic play. Raise interest rates today, and game over.

    2000tons/year x 1300 = 83B$ for the world’s 2nd biggest economy, is much, but not that much. China has a trade surplus, well at least up to 2013, but showing a short fall, in 2014 last report 22.9B$, which is a significant fact. Is this trade deficit China squaring up gold purchases? Who knows. But China sees the long term consequences of US FRN printing, and with 1.2T$ in treasuries, should keep their gold buying and mine acquisitions on track, and if necessary, liquidate some treasuries. China does not need to sell gold, at this time, but rather, print yaun and sell treasuries in a soft orderly manner to the extent necessary. Its the “five year” plan. (from the communist play book)

    The Ted B. is very smart, hanging out in FL, and has been in the game for a very very long time, and through that has contributed much to the bullion community, identifying the perennial shorts and the inherent manipulation in gross positions, many years ago, and for that, he deserves many hat tips. But what have you done lately, other than start a new letter for bucks? Turd has indicated that the means of manipulating is understood. The small specs regularly been flush, and surely manipulation to the upside is possible. And now the bullion banks, effectively agents of the FED, agents of the US Gov, with governmental immunity, in large measure, though that wont be asserted, but rather, in the bear stern model, “we were asked”. So, where does it all go, and what is the end game, and how do you bust a move?

    Bank Runs, Political Shifts, massive QE, are possible triggers. Pento sees JGB collapse. Turk sees the am/pm fix manipulation. Cashin sees velocity pick up. Sinclair sees the dollar. Dr Roberts sees newk war. :~ KWN Dr Willie sees BRIIC FRN dump. Sprott sees supply and demand. Midas sees THE GOLD IS ALL GONE. Hatter sees interest rates. Apparently, only the gold bugs, maybe Turd is in this camp, donno, see phyz over riding paper as the trigger rather than a consequence of a trigger. Surely, lower prices stimulates purchases, but 300$/oz was obviously NOT THE TRIGGER in 2000, but rather USDX value, as China gold purchases did not really start picking up until about 2009, and to point to that, through supply and demand, in an obviously rigged markets, seems, at first instance, rather hopeful. If they can paint any channel, can rehypothecate any amount, can leverage 100 times (why not 1000 times?), physical over riding paper seems mere wishful thinking. keeping legs crossed. 🙂 From 2000 to date, the thought was, as long as the fed fund is under 4% (Pento eventually got there), buy bullion, as an idiot trade. WE ARE ALL IDIOTS. LOL!!

    In 2000, going all in, under 300$/oz, the fed fund rate broke 4% heavily to the down side, which was the signal to start buying. PM Brown gold sale was the confirmation. 🙂 And when the interest rates start to seriously pick up, and exceed that rate, it would be time to kick it, and ride the wildest ride of our life times, so as to be in position to catch most of a really really big big move in gold. 🙂

    So, taper is in, with interest rates in lock down, the economy rolls over, massive QE comes on, BHO’s last great gift to the gold bugs, but a funny thing happens on the way to the bond auction. If they force velocity increases, all the same, inflation picks up, and gold will lead that and rising rates as well. Either the FED buys it all, or interest rates get jacked up, but the middle ground is the SQUIRM by the FED, pumping in massive QE while trying to keep interest rates low, but unable to hide the farce any longer, to where QE is abandoned, and interest rates racket up to historical means, gold being a leading indicator of that. Turd will get his revenge, and can enjoy the out years, watching the FED squirm. LOL!!!

    oh oh, wat?, this is way funny ….


    and just last week Sprott at KWN said china’s economy is CRAP, I kid you not. Eric is going with gutter mouth!! Atta boy. TO MUCH. Those guys scare me. Sure glad gentile, civil, polite, well mannered, and always forgiving, Gregg is at the helm here. 😉

  77. Robert Bodendorf

    Greg, I am very interested in your reply. First, I greatly enjoy what you have brought to us, and I will be contributing when I can. It seems to me G 500 says what a gov’n agency would like to hear. I had a patient who was the elite of the elite over in Iraq guarding the oil! Cheney and company had already divided the country up oil wise to who gets what before we went in. Chemo has a VERY low success rate except for about 3 types of cancer. My question these days is, how many times can an oncologist prescribe chemo that he(or she) knows has failed repeatedly before you call him a murderer. If G500 wants chemo give it to him, but lets cut to the chase… it doesn’t work due to the fact it kills people as well as the cancer. As an aside, cancer thrives on sugar, it sucks it up. If you can tag a cancer killing substance to sugar the cancer cells will draw it in with the sugar and die. And yes, I have spoken personally with a doctor who WITNESSED the Italian doctor inject “baking soda” into the artery of the organ (pancreas) the woman was in a coma from it being cancerous, and she was out of her coma within 24 hrs. The cancer died, and she lived. He has been told not to come back to this country, and yes, he has been hammered by the “medical powers that be”. This is not an isolated incident. Please go to rifevideo.com, watch the 2.25 hr video about Royal Rife, and extrapolate. You won’t be sorry. I’m sorry, but G500 is WAY off base, I hope it is unintentional.

    • Greg Hunter

      Robert Bodendorf,
      I really try not to censor people. I just want them to be respectful without name calling and cursing. I am sure there are some legit natural cures but Trudeau did not have them in his book. The real travesty is he got a ten year sentence and bankers are not even charged, let alone go to jail for massive fraud. Much of it they admit and pay a fine to get out of criminal charges!! Thank you for your comments and don’t let 500 get to you.

    • Galaxy 500

      I say what ever govt agencies want said? Hahaha
      If this guy is a real doctor Id love to see if he’s lost his license.
      Yes, I believe in provable, reproducible medical science. This also makes me anti carbon tax anti global warming. Not exactly the govt positions. I believe the bankers should be prosecuted without mercy. I believe the current administration is lawless.
      And yes, its widely known that chemotherapy is toxic. Its barbaric but it works. The goal is to poison the faster growing tumor cells. Cancer is a terminal illness and chemotherapy doesn’t always work. Death is a fact of life. What you seem to fail to understand is that everything is toxic depending on the dosage. You can poison someone with pure water. You spoke to someone who witnessed the injecting of baking soda. How convenient for you? I know enough doctors that go the extra mile that if this had a prayer of working , they would be trying it. And I have spoken to people that believe they saw big foot. Chemo doesn’t always work. Use baking soda or latrile.

      So your premise is that Cheney divided up oil contracts in Iraq. Halliburton did get some oil development money. I just dont buy we did it for oil.

    • Galaxy 500

      How many times dos chemotherapy have to fail before you call them murderer. Funny, 100% fatal disease without chemotherapy. You say it has no value if it doesn’t work 100% of time. This argument shows limited reasoning skills.
      In India, they dont honor drug patents. If they could cure any cancer with baking soda they’d have clinics dictated. They want cheap cures for the masses. The same in Cuba but you dont read of the baking soda miracle cure in either of these places.

    • Galaxy 500

      I am way off base? You are the one pushing a product on a website. Beware of the charlatan pushing anything. Me I dont profit from anything I am pushing. Reason and common sense are not only out of fashion but in short supply. Good luck selling the medical quackery. I am not a taker. I love arguing with fanatics. They ignore reason until the bitter end. Myself, I have an option n mind. Just because I point out medical quackery doesn’t make me less so; also point out the world is round and revolves around the sun Even though people on the internet point out that its flat. Dont be hating…be happy

  78. Jerry

    I find this report particularly disturbing, because the Banking Cartel is clearly playing chicken with the Russians using our resources. Should this game backfire its going to cost us dearly. The reserves should only be used for backup emergencies as they were designed for. Not war games by the Cartel.


    • Greg Hunter

      Lots of ways for this to go sour and only a few to just get a soft crash at best.

  79. Rodster

    The cyber warfare is ON – NSA HACKS CHINESE SERVERS !!!

    Gerald Celente did a piece on KWN where he said that the next major global war maybe done using the Internet.

  80. george

    Greg, I believe they don’t arrest the bankers because if they started that program all investing would come to a halt in the USA because they all are crooked. Basically everyone in the financial investment field. There is not enough prosecutors to handle that one. Great Work- thank you

  81. Derrick Michael Reid

    Heads up Greg, this could be HUGE.

    Le Patron,

    About a two years ago, yours offered up a JPM-China nefarious, treasonous, complicit, bribery, conspiracy theory, that now sounds a little more plausible. JPM and China have acted to effectively steal US gold for profit to empower the Chinese, using the futures market, in criminal manipulation. China has been buying physical gold in large amounts particularly over the last couple of years, buying ALL yearly production, and yet, over this same time period, the price of gold is off 30%. THAT JUST DONT SQUARE. JPM has long been known to have such large cornering futures positions, that they can and have done so, manipulate the futures markets, (No one dumps 1000s of bullion contracts at illiquid times to bust the bid stack to get the poorest price execution possible), upon which physical prices are set, not by price discovery, but by futures price manipulations. Now a connection between JPM in the futures market, and the Chinese in the futures market, has been made.


    And if ZH analysis is anywhere near correct, this could be the trigger of all triggers, because one thing the chinese dont want is bad press with a solid indictment of market suppression in international gold. In cultural face saving, bugs may now get lift off, some real action to the upside. And so, step back a minute, a recall how many pundits out there were talking about physical over riding paper, with beloved champion in there buying heavy in the physical market. So far, that has been a forlorn hope. If they can leverage at 100 to 1, why not 1000 to 1, until China has enough US gold, to dump US treasury, to end the FRN reserve status.

    Manipulating the gold price, supports the FRN, with the FED and ESF are in there rigging all markets, and in the larger view, the FED is a criminal syndicate, for supporting that cesspool in DC. Lost money through market rigging pales in comparison to freedoms slowly slipping away, as dang it, we are freemen, and should not be in perpetual bondage to government as tax mules, perpetual debtors and state dependents. Its not about money, its about freedom from government, restored in part when gold replaces the FRN, and the republic is restored, per the constitution of limited federal powers. Deep down, there is seething, to loathe and utterly despise the totalitarian socialistic fascists in that DC cesspool for enslaving my tail in the land of the free.

    Identifying the perennial shorts and the inherent manipulation in gross positions, was many years ago, a JPM lead gold cartel. The means of manipulating is understood, pile on longs or shorts for any desired amount of profit, using free FED cash. The small specs regularly have been flushed. And now the bullion banks, effectively agents of the FED, agents of the US Gov, with governmental immunity, in large measure, though that wont be asserted, but rather, in the bear stern model, “we were asked”. Criminal immunity is what it is called.

    So, taper is in, with interest rates in lock down, the economy rolls over, massive QE comes on, BHO’s last great gift to the gold bugs, but a funny thing happens on the way to the bond auction. If they force velocity increases, all the same, inflation picks up, and gold will lead that and rising rates as well. Either the FED buys it all, or interest rates get jacked up, but the middle ground is the SQUIRM by the FED, pumping in massive QE while trying to keep interest rates low, but unable to hide the farce any longer, to where QE is abandoned, and interest rates racket up to historical means, gold being a leading indicator of that. The FED, lead by that felon, has already started the FED squirm.

    Yeah, we have heard of TARP ZIRP TWIST QE1 QE2 Q3, but there is a new dance step in town, the Felon Squirm, having little ole Belgium buy 150B$ of treasuries, lets just call it FS1, in honor of the FED head, and keep track of secondary gamesmanship ploys, and as the squirms mount.

    The FED will trash the dollar, no other choice, as if 98% loss of value over the last century was not enough. The dollar is toast, and in a USDX slide, gold will resurrect itself as the only real trusted money, once again, per our constitution.

    Bank Runs (Bix), Political Shifts (Poles), massive QE (Manninaro), are possible triggers. Pento sees JGB collapse. Turk sees the am/pm fix manipulation. Cashin sees velocity pick up. Sinclair sees the dollar. Dr Roberts sees newk war. Dr Willie sees BRIIC FRN dump. Sprott sees supply and demand. But honest interest rates is a reflection of the USDX. Apparently, only the gold bugs, see physical gold over riding futures paper gold, as the trigger rather than a consequence of a trigger. Surely, lower prices stimulates purchases, but 300$/oz was obviously NOT THE TRIGGER in 2000, but rather USDX value, as China gold purchases did not really start picking up until about 2009, and to point to that, through supply and demand, in an obviously rigged markets, seems, at first instance, rather hopeful. If they can paint any channel, can rehypothecate any amount, can leverage 100 times (why not 1000 times?), physical over riding paper seems mere wishful thinking. From 2000 to date, the thought was, as long as the fed fund is under 4% (Pento eventually got there), buy bullion, as an idiot trade.

    In 2000, the fed fund rate broke 4% heavily to the down side, which was the signal to start buying. PM Brown gold sale was the confirmation.

    And when the interest rates start to seriously pick up, and exceed that rate, it would be time to kick it, and ride the wildest ride of our life times, so as to be in position to catch most of a really big move in gold, and the intentional trashing of the FRN, led by the co-conspirators, JPM-China. Until then, FED agent JPM and China will continue to suppress the gold price, so all them billion chinese can buy cheap gold, empowering China at the expense of the USA. And busting of the FRN in favor of gold, is the only real hope of restoring our freedoms from government, honest money, and honest markets. Just one man’s opinion, I could be right.

    Very Truly Yours, Derrick Michael Reid

    • Greg Hunter

      Love your comments but if you could just cut them down a little that would be nice. Don’t stop commenting just cut them down some my friend. Please do not get offended, I like you man!

  82. Jimmy

    Great interviews this week. Just a thought. If Russia blocks evac routes through Russian territory of NATO military forces out of Aftganistan. More than likely Natoforces would be airlifted out. They still have armor and air support for all operations. That is not the full story. I think there are a massive amount of Blackwater type mercenaries in Aftganistan if NATO troops were to be emergency and quickly pulled out of Aftganistan, this may not include the civilian mercenaries. After NATO leaves, the Blackwater boys have no air support, no armor, no massive helo transport. They will be stuck there and subject to fighting their way out of a country they abused for years, with no US military support. Payback is a B.

    • Greg Hunter

      That point about Afghanistan was stunning.

  83. J C Davis

    Greg so many great comments I feel guilty just saying thanks.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thanks is concise and appreciated!!!

  84. Rod Cloutier

    Greg- you’re not a terrorist- you’re a hero !!

    There’s a difference between government and responsible government, your work if not helping to keep the government honest (which it’s not), is at least minimizing the downside of the rate of decline.

    Dimitry Orlov is one voice among many stating the same real facts. I would recommend you also look up James Howard Kunstler, and John Michael Greer as well. Both men write weekly blogs about the decline of Western civilization and suggest ways of minimizing impacts and how society can rebuild after the collapse. I would also recommend the X22 daily news report on youtube for similar content.

    Keep up the excellent work!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Rod. Mr Orlov was pretty negative on the USA but it was unique perspective that I thought people needed to hear. I can see how some could get upset. We are in deep trouble and you must identify the problem before you can address it.

  85. Rodster

    It has Begun !

    “Russia Returns Favor, Sees Chinese Yuan As World Reserve Currency”

  86. Robert Bodendorf

    G500, what am I selling, baking soda? The reason these therapies are suppressed is there is no money in it for the pharm industry. You are quite naïve if you underestimate their control over what is allowed to even be considered in this country. The extent of your brainwashing is evidence of the success of their methods. Again, just watch the 2.25 hr video of Royal Rife at rifevideos.com for a very scientific, accurate version of what he did, with the major physicians of the country in attendance(showing actual documented results), and the story hitting the front pages of the papers. Rife wouldn’t sell out to the AMA so they destroyed him. But I’m sure you’re not interested because this doesn’t fit in with your mental state, which obviously is on a much higher plane than the rest of us. So now you want Greg to censor the comments, what so you can shut people up with different knowledge than yours? Sounds kind of like how our mainstream media works.

    • Galaxy 500

      You believe n the mystic radionics that so far defies detection or the laws of physics but is killing people that buy into because they stop taking real medical advice.
      You understand that its been total debunked, right? Funny that no one with real cancer has survived this quackery. Good luck Dude. All I offer are facts, all you offer are bizarre conspiracy theories and a mystic process that defies any means of detection.

    • Galaxy 500

      By the way…its a scam.

    • Galaxy 500

      What you’re selling appears to be Royal Rife.com
      Look above were its classified as pseudo science

    • Galaxy 500

      Just in case any of my peeps are desperate enough to think this is real…read this
      Cheating death

      Sydney Morning Herald – December 30, 2000
      Cancer sufferers have died after putting their faith in a device with electrical parts worth just $15. Ben Hills reports.The doctor said he might not see Christmas. It was the winter of 1996 and David Carpenter, a 69-year-old retired railway worker, had inoperable cancer of the prostate gland. He had been sent home to die in the village of Geurie, on the western plains of NSW, in the fibro cottage where he lived with his wife of nearly half a century, Madge, and his son, Des. As the disease inexorably advanced, he took to his bed.Flicking through Nexus, an alternative magazine published from Mapleton, Queensland, which features articles on UFOs, miracle cures and conspiracy theories, Des saw an advertisement headlined “Rife Technology”.

      Underneath was this claim: “A brilliant new Walkman-style personal therapy system, offers a comprehensive range of frequencies from common colds and flu to the most serious debilitating and degenerative diseases, including arthritis and cancer.”

      Des rang the 1800 number in the ad and was assured that not only would the device, called a Personal Electro Therapy or PET machine, treat his father’s cancer, but it could be tuned to frequencies that would cure his own chronic fatigue syndrome and his mother’s arthritis. “I wouldn’t normally fall for something like this, but you have to understand we were desperate,” says Des. He and his mother borrowed money against their invalid pensions and sent $1,425 to a company called Electromed (Australia) Pty Ltd, which sent them a small black box decorated with flashing lights, some wiring, two nylon pads and a copy of a book,The Cancer Cure that Worked – Fifty Years of Suppression, by an American “investigative journalist”, Barry Lynes.

      At first it did appear to work. With daily applications of the pads to his abdomen, David’s cancer went into remission, he regained his appetite, got up and threw away the pills his doctor had given him. Des even wrote Electromed a testimonial to the “miracle cure”.

      But then the cancer returned with a vengeance, spreading to other parts of David’s body. By the following August, Madge and Des were burying him in the Dubbo cemetery. He had become another victim of a device that has been branded in America as “health fraud in its darkest form” – one of at least four people, including a child of five, who have died in Australia and New Zealand after giving up conventional therapy for treatment with Rife machines.

      A Herald investigation has uncovered a cottage industry in Australia promoting these devices for treating the most lethal illnesses, including cancer, leukaemia and AIDS. Two companies are manufacturing and selling them, and at least a dozen clinics, some operated by qualified doctors, offer Rife therapy at up to $80 an hour to desperately ill patients. There are about 60 Internet sites devoted to the devices and innumerable books and magazine articles.

      The most-publicised death to date was that of Liam Williams-Holloway, a child on New Zealand’s South Island, who was being treated with radiotherapy at a hospital in Dunedin for cancer of the jaw. Last year, there was a public uproar when the boy was taken from the hospital by his parents and treated with a Rife machine at the Rainbow Health Clinic in Rotorua.

      The boy died in a Rife clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, after his parents sold their house and embarked on a futile round-the-world search for an “alternative” cure. Liam’s former doctor, Michael Sullivan, a pediatric oncologist at the Dunedin hospital, said he would have had a “60 to 70 per cent chance” of a cure with conventional therapy and said he had other patients who had been reduced to “a horrendous condition” by the “therapy”.

      Although unanimously condemned as worthless by mainstream scientists and banned in at least two American States, the highly profitable Rife industry is flourishing in Australia because of a lack of effective regulation, says John Dwyer, the head of medicine at Prince Henry and Prince of Wales teaching hospitals in Sydney. He blames this on “buck-passing” among no fewer than five government agencies supposedly responsible for protecting health consumers (see “Nothing to do with us, say agencies”) which have failed to act against promoters of Rife machines and other “cures” he regards as quackery.

      The device was invented a century ago by Albert Abrams (1864-1924), an American physician who became a millionaire and was branded by the American Medical Association “the dean of gadget quacks”. His theory was that every medical condition was caused by an organism that had a specific frequency – by building a machine to generate and beam that frequency back into the body it would be destroyed, much as an opera singer can shatter a glass.

      His research was refined by a Californian pathologist, Raymond Royal Rife (1888-1971), and a New Mexico chiropractor, James Bare, who drew up tables giving the frequency of 30,000 organisms they said caused every condition from dandruff to leprosy, strokes and syphilis. AIDS, for instance, is said to be cured by a frequency of 2,489 kilohertz in as little as three three-minute sessions.

      Electronics Australia magazine, which has been campaigning against the gadgets, analysed one and found that it consisted of a nine-volt battery, some wiring, a switch, a timer and two short lengths of copper tubing – components worth about $15. The electrical current delivered was “almost undetectable” and unlikely even to penetrate the skin, let alone kill any organism.

      After falling out of fashion, the devices have been revived in the United States over the past 20 years, promoted in conjunction with an early edition of the Lynes book. Later editions contain an appendix entitled “The Exploiters” in which Lynes says: “Sadly, in most cases, the cancer patients lost precious time – three or four months – before recognising that they had been swindled in a clever marketing scheme. People died because they had faithfully used the worthless black box instead of orthodox or alternative, non-conventional cancer therapies which actually worked.”

      In Australia, the first known Rife device was built about 1989 by Geoffrey Charles Baker, 47, of Terrigal, a former CSIRO researcher with no medical qualifications who says he spent $3 million over seven years developing it. Baker told the Heraldhe built the device with the help of the executor of Rife’s estate and it “saved my life” when he suffered a prolonged illness from mercury poisoning.

      Baker has been selling the devices – he would not say how many – since the early 1990s. At first he was in partnership with a now-bankrupt “herbalist, numerologist and astrologer” named Eilleen Whittaker, who claims to have cured Kim Basinger’s dog Bee-Bop of leukaemia. In more recent years Baker has been a principal of Electromed, the company that sold Des Carpenter his PET machine.

      Baker admitted that, with no acceptable scientific evidence, he had been advertising that PET machines could treat arthritis and “recurrent viral or bacterial infections”. But he denied he ever claimed it could cure cancer.

      That is not how a number of people remember it. Carpenter says Baker provided him with a machine “specifically tuned” to treat his father’s cancer. Greg Ray, chief-of-staff of the The Newcastle Herald, quoted Baker in 1993 as claiming his machine would “rid Australia of cancer” – an article Baker never challenged. In a tape-recorded speech Baker gave the same year to a patients’ group on the Central Coast he makes clear and repeated references to curing cancer.

      Baker also claims in his advertising material that his machine has been “tested” by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the Federal agency in charge of medical devices. The TGA denies this. It says the PET machine had been “listed” – but never tested for effectiveness – in 1996, but that listing was cancelled last April.

      Herald: What would you say to people (like Carpenter) who would say that you are a quack who is encouraging people to give up legitimate therapy in exchange for expensive treatment by a bogus machine ?

      Baker: I’m sorry, but they are entitled to their opinion and you are entitled to yours.

      One of the clinics offering “Bare-Rife Therapy” is Complementary and Ecological Medicine, which operates from offices on the Pacific Highway in St Leonards.

      On its Web site it says: “While we offer no ‘cure’ for cancer, there are treatment options available today which can increase life expectancy and life quality.”

      It then gives three case histories of cancer patients said to have been treated with the clinic’s Rife machine: a woman of 53 suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, now pronounced “free of cancer”; a woman of 27 with a tumour of the neck and chest, who had been given only days to live but survived and returned to work; a man of 64 now apparently cured of prostate cancer.

      The clinic’s director, Pauline Rose, who has no medical degree, could cite no peer-reviewed, double-blind clinical trials to support these claims and said treatment with her New Zealand-manufactured Rife machine was “experimental”. Her cancer patients had continued with conventional therapy, so she had no idea what caused the “cures” – “Did the power of prayer cure her? I don’t know.”

      In the US, two States, Wisconsin and Minnesota, have taken tough action to put Rife machine operators out of business. In one case, Shelvie Rettmann, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, was fined $US100,000 ($178,800), ordered to refund money to all her patients and banned from the health care industry after two people she was treating with a Rife machine died of cancer.

      Attorneys-general of the two States issued a public warning that the therapy amounted to “health quackery at its worst” and said: “The bottom line … is that [Rife] devices have no value for diagnosing or treating anything.”

      In Australia, says Dwyer – who has examined one of the machines and found it medically worthless – nothing has been done to put Rife operators out of business, or to warn the public of the dangers.

      “Regulatory authorities and politicians tend to put the problems associated with false advertising into the too-hard basket,” he says. “Medical boards, health complaints commissions, even the Therapeutic Goods Administration, all want to pass the buck to each other when it comes to investigating and prosecuting this dangerous anti-science.”

      Four months after he received an official complaint, the NSW Minister for Fair Trading, John Watkins, has promised to assign a senior investigator to see whether promoters of the Rife machines should be challenged to justify the claims made for them.

      But that, of course, is too late for the grieving family of David Carpenter.

      Nothing to do with us, say agencies

      Cheryl Freeman, a nurse from Dudley, near Newcastle, has been campaigning against Rife machines – and other bogus medical devices – for several years. “I am just sick of the run-around I have been getting … No-one seems to be interested in protecting sick and vulnerable people,” she says.

      She originally wrote to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission which is charged with protecting patients against medical malpractice.

      The commission replied that it “only investigates those complaints it considers most significant in terms of the issues facing the overall health system” such as “alleged sexual misconduct”. It passed her complaints to the NSW Medical Board and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

      The medical board wrote to Freeman that because of recent changes to its legislation “the board no longer has the power to deal with unregistered persons who advertise cures and offer cancer treatments”.

      So whom could she go to? “It is not yet clear who will be responsible for prosecuting these matters in future,” the board said.

      The ACCC said that it had recently taken action against bogus medical devices including Giraffe World’s “negative ion mat”, a laser hair-removal clinic, and the Raylight “parasite zapper” that claimed to cure AIDS.

      However, the commission said it would not act against Rife machine promoters and suggested Freeman contact her local consumer protection agency.

      She wrote to the Department of Fair Trading in July but, four months after the complaint was referred to its “rapid response and assessments branch”, Freeman had heard nothing until the Herald took up the case.

      Finally, she wrote to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, which is responsible for regulating all medical devices sold in Australia. Make that used to be. “Electronic health devices were excluded from the TGA’s control” in 1998, wrote the agency. It suggested she contact the ACCC.

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      • Greg Hunter

        500 and Robert Bodendorf,
        My reference to Trudeau was only to highlight the uneven justice in America. Trudeau got 10n years and big bankers still have not once been jailed. No more natural cures back and forth. Please this has gotten waaaaaaaay off track. Love you both but no more cures.

        • Dale

          Many people call us Silver & Gold Stackers quacks for believing that the economy will collapse. To them it is total BS. So why are we all so close minded about natural cures. I do think there are a lot of snake oil salesmen out there but there are a lot of cures that are hidden. Just remembered that people were killed because they thought the world was round in early years. People are killed everyday because they are of a different religion. To a Christian many other religion sound Stupid and just don’t make sense and to Other religions our Religion sounds equally Stupid. Just think about all the things that you believe in your religion, many are very far fetched ideas but we still believe in them, so why is it so difficult to believe that Billion dollar companies would suppress a cure for a disease so they can sell us an expensive alternative.

          • Galaxy 500

            Actually it does sound pretty stupid that a billion company would suppress a workable cure. You could patent it and make money on it. And if you didnt do it
            someone else would. Too much conspiracy mentality. A big drug company patented a purified form of melatonin that you could have bought on the vitamin isle and sells it for big profits. If you think about what you are saying, you’ll see that it doesn’t make sense. You couldn’t get the whole world to cover up a cure. But then reason, facts and logic are my bag… its not for everybody
            you speak of preparation….that’s always a good thing.

          • Dale

            If they sure us they can’t make any more money from us once we are cured. If they only treat the symptoms they can cash in every day.

      • Law Offices of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe

        Galaxy – Please EDIT your posts. We would all appreciate it.

  87. Nichole


    Thanks for another incredible weekly wrap up. I agree with the point you make about Trudeau. He was a little naive to think he could claim a cure on anything. That is a big “no-no” in this country. When some claims a cure they are starting a war with big pharma. It is frustrating to see so many people using the chemo bullet for cancer and down right sickening when you add up how many millions go to support cancer foundations. If you look at their operating budgets you will see most of the money donated is spent on advertising the disease not curing it.

    The truth is, it is hard to reclaim your health once you have lost it. I believe natural remedies can be used to assist the body in healing disease. I have experienced it and I have met a few people that have healed their body of cancer. It wasn’t with a special device or pill. It was a life changing spiritual, mental, emotional, and, physical commitment to live according to our god-given natural laws.

    Many people do not have the discipline to walk the path necessary for healing.

    There are no cures. The body heals itself. Don’t believe me? Cut your hand and see what happens. To heal any illness the body has to be removed from the cause of “dis-ease” (Toxic food, toxic environment, negative relationships, and etc)

    Natural remedies are sacred compliments to aid in healing the body but they do not cure, they help bring the body back into balance. It is impossible to heal disease without healing the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies of the human being. If this does not prove a divine power is working….I don’t know what could prove otherwise.

    • Dale

      That is so true Nichole. I had acid reflux for 11 years and even the pills I took everyday did not help much. I started taking digestive enzymes and I was CURED instantly. That was 5 years ago and now I can eat almost anything with no problem.

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