What is the international oligarchy and Paradise Papers
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss “the international oligarchy” exposed by the “Paradise Papers.” In the second half, Max interviews Max Blumenthal about the business of #Russiagate.
What is “the international oligarchy”:
Moreover, the oligarchic interests will remain the same. Chinese leadership of globalization is not going to dislodge the present oligarchy, but expand its scope. The “One Belt, One Road” vision is being directed by oligarchs in conjunction with Chinese interests. Again, the relationship is symbiotic. The Silk Road Finance Corporation states of its purpose:
We believe that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is an opportunity for greater cooperation between Chinese and international companies and markets. SRFC was created specifically to access investment opportunities opened up by the Belt and Road Initiative. … We are global in outlook, international in culture, and rooted in China. Our senior team is made up of leading financial industry veterans and international advisors with significant banking and investing experience.
The whole business is an axis between the Chinese state and international finance. Of added interest is that it subverts the Eurasian Economic Union by encompassing Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and encircles Russia. The EEU is anathema to the globalists. From a geopolitical perspective the real victim seems to be Russia, not the USA. However, Putin has expressed interest in being part of the “New Silk Road,” and in 2015 Russia and China talked of integrating the EEU with the “New Silk Road.” Yet, so far Russia has drawn the short straw continually in its relations with China as part of the “Eurasian” vision, with China using Russia’s “Eurasian” initiatives to displace or rival Russian influence in Central Asia and Mongolia. Russia should strive to expand the EEU as the nucleus of a real alternative geopolitical bloc independent of both Washington and Beijing. The question arises however as to whether Putin really does see great potential opportunities for Russia in the “New Silk Road.” Oligarchy sees the possibility of Russia being subsumed by the new vision, but there is a dichotomy that has yet to be resolved; eliminating what is called Russia’s “reactionary” economic policies. In an informative article, journalist Wade Shepard writes from Asia:
Russia has always maintained a rather inconsistent position when it comes to the development of the New Silk Road and China’s Belt and Road initiative. On the one hand, Russia participates, profiting from customs duties and the additional stimulus of new economic horizons—two of the three operational overland corridors of the Silk Road Economic Belt pass through Russian terrain, often utilizing Russian-run or invested dry ports and logistics zones. On the other hand, Russia maintains policies that run counter to the “win-win” nature of Silk Road development, and have partially resisted China’s plan to lay a network of new economic corridors through Central Asia and Eastern Europe—regions they still perceive as their backyard.
The oligarchs see a prize that they have sought since the earliest days of Bolshevism: the Russian Far East. China is the means by which the region can be opened up, occupied and incorporated into the “One Belt, One Road.” Obviously, Americans are no use for the purpose; Chinese are. So far from Sino-Russian accord being seen as a threat to “the West” or the USA, by which is meant the financial interests in control, under Chinese leadership it is seen as the means by which Russia can be brought into the globalist fold, regardless of “American” interests, which are not intrinsic to the investment opportunities of Gold Sachs, et al. The Russian Far East, like Tibet, has vast resources that China covets:
As for the Far East of Russia, this region is well provided not only with many types of ‘basic’ minerals, but also by a number of those that provide the scientific and technological revolution. The Far East of Russia has a high resource potential of rare, including rare-earth elements, which must be studied to create favorable investment conditions for the extraction and processing of their ores.
As in Tibet, one can expect Chinese migration—“labor resources”—in the name of mutual economic development:
If earlier China went to mineral-rich countries and regions exclusively for raw materials, now it brings its technology and equipment (and, if possible, labor resources) to resource projects.
Certainly, China’s occupation of Tibet has proven very profitable for the international corporations. International oligarchy can use China like the Sassoons and Oppenheimers used Britain to secure their opium profits and their mining profits in China and Transvaal respectively. What was once called “imperialism” is now called “globalization” and is heralded as something uniquely utopian.
What is Paradise Papers?:
What are the Paradise Papers?
The name refers to a leak of 13.4m files. Most of the documents – 6.8m – relate to a law firm and corporate services provider that operated together in 10 jurisdictions under the name Appleby. Last year, the “fiduciary” arm of the business was the subject of a management buyout and it is now called Estera.
There are also details from 19 corporate registries maintained by governments in secrecy jurisdictions – Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Labuan, Lebanon, Malta, the Marshall Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vanuatu.
The papers cover the period from 1950 to 2016.
How many media organisations have been looking at the data?
The Guardian is one of 96 media partners in the project. A total of 381 journalists from 67 countries have been analysing the material.
Who got the documents – and how?
The leaks were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which also received the Panama Papers last year. Süddeutsche Zeitung shared the material with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a US-based organisation that coordinated the global collaboration. Süddeutsche Zeitung has not, and will not, discuss issues around sourcing.
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