MF Global: Beta Test For Bank Holiday & Martial Law

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

On the heals of the Department of Justice’s determination of no wrongdoing in the case of Goldman Sachs’ contribution to the kickoff of the financial meltdown in 2008, writer and researcher Susanne Posel tells the SGT Report that the bizarre overnight bankruptcy of MF Global of Oct. 31, 2011, was a beta test for the final, grand theft planned by the banking cartel.

Nearly 10 months later, no charges have been levied against the mastermind of the theft of $1.2 billion, former CEO of Goldman Sachs Jon Corzine.  No charges appear to be forthcoming, either.

The Corzine incident was a beta test implemented by the banking cartel to measure the extent of public and Congressional reaction to overt theft of customer funds, according to Posel.

Through a Deutche Bank informant, she says the banks intend to steal as much of clients money as possible to cover bad bets made following the enactment of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB) of 1999, a piece of legislation passed by Congress which rendered the separation between commercial banks and investment banks covered under the  Glass-Steagall Act of 1932 null and void.

GLB was spearheaded by the then-Secretary of Treasury and former Goldman Sachs CEO Robert Rubin during the Clinton administration.

“They know the collapse is coming,” says Posel. “So they are preparing for it.”

Posel says the collapse of the financial system of 2008, with the abrupt bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, sparked a currency war between the European Union and the United States over which currency would be left standing and who would hold the underlying assets or tax base of citizens from which to tap revenue.

“In 2008, we should have collapsed,” says Posel.  “We should have gone the way of Greece.  The only reason why we didn’t was because the global elite and banking cartels put it off on the eurozone and [to] collapse the eurozone in order to gain sovereign debt.”

That additional sovereign debt would then compel governments responsible for paying the debt to raise taxes upon its citizens, cut recipient benefits and confiscate property in a government-sanctioned transfer of underlying real wealth to bankers away from the citizenry.  In that way, not repaying bankers via taxes levied by the middleman of government now becomes a criminal offense, not a civil matter between bank and customer.

In the case of Europe, Greece is the weak link.  Greece was sold mortgage-back securities (MBS) from American broker-dealers, which were then attacked through wholesale selling of the securities, creating the kickoff to the euro crisis that began in March 2009.

Hedge fund manager John Paulson was possibly implicated as the short-seller of the mortgage-back securities held by Greece in a hearing between Congress and the ‘Fab Four’ traders at Goldman Sachs.  During testimony, Paulson was revealed as the man who sat with other Goldman Sachs employees when a handpicked basket of overpriced mortgage-back securities was created, including those MBS’s sold to Greece.  Paulson shorted the basket of MBS’s and profited approximately $3.7 billion.

No criminal charges have been filed against Paulson, the employees of Goldman Sachs who created the basket of securities, or any of Goldman’s Fab Four.

But there is more, according to Posel.  China needs assurances that it gets paid, as well.

“They’re extracting wealth so that the only thing the governments will have left to give them [Chinese] is the actual land that they [Americans] own,” says Posel.

Goldman Sachs was first to deploy the banker scheme of extracting funds from public coffers.  In addition to paying interest on $1.1 trillion of U.S. Treasuries held by the Chinese, the banking system and the U.S. dollar were saved through pushing the problem of global insolvency onto the Eurozone nations.

“In 2008, when Hank Paulson went to the Congress and said that they had to bail out the banks for $700 billion or martial law would be declared, they weren’t lying,” says Posel.

Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson’s extortion of a $700 billion TARP bill from Congress with the threat of martial law was essentially a classic bait-and-switch scheme.  Americans were told that the unprecedented appropriation was earmarked for a jobs and economic stimulus program.  Instead, the money was redirected to the “too big to fail” banks, with subsequent hearings between Congress and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke yielding no disclosure as to which banks received the money under TARP.

In Congressional testimony, Bernanke stated he will not disclose the recipients of TARP, unless Congress orders him to do so, because to disclose the recipients of the appropriated funds may trigger a bank run on those institutions.  No such order from Congress has been passed.

And the mechanism for foreclosing properties that were backed by mortgage securities was immediately deployed, as in the ubiquitous ‘robo-signing’ incidences that appeared months later.

The final coup planned by the bankers involves a bit of deception, a false-flag attack blamed on China, Russia or Iran, maybe, in which the Federal Reserve will initiate a ‘bank holiday’ on a Friday due to a computer ‘virus’ which allegedly threatens the banking system, according to Posel.

Posel’s informant told her that the banks would open on the following Monday.  At that time, declaration of martial law by the U.S. president comes next, presumably as a result of massive civil unrest due to a dollar devaluation or another event blamed on the perpetrator of the virus.  But the overarching reason for martial law is to protect the banks from an angry public, according to her.

“If you hear about this in the news, you have 72 hours to do whatever you plan to do before the collapse,” says Posel.

Gerald Celente Forecast 2012, FEMA Prepares for Dollar Collapse

Winding down one year ushers in forecasts for the coming year.  And the man many want to hear from most is none other than Trends Research Institute Founder Gerald Celente, whose predictions for 2012 include his most dire one yet.

Speaking with Aaron Task of The Daily Ticker on Dec. 17, the confident and outspoken Celente began the discussion by reminding viewers of his 2011 forecast of mass demonstrations erupting throughout the world.  Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts

Celente’s December 2010 prediction came to pass much quicker than even he might have anticipated, as the self-immolation of a Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in December 2010 sparked (certainly no pun intended) the ‘Arab Spring’.

By mid-January 2011, the Bouazizi incident catalyzed riots in the Tunisia capital of Tunis, emboldening watchful citizens of neighboring countries to take to the streets of Algeria, Morocco, Libya, with the main event mushrooming in Cairo, Egypt, symbolically taking center stage at the Mecca of the Arab World throughout the summer, and again, recently, in a Part II of the struggle for liberty.

Then came the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, the first significant uprising from North Africa’s brethren counterparts of the West.  Beginning on Sept. 17, a small gathering of young adults at Zuccotti Park in New York City’s Wall Street district began the protest of growing wealth disparity in the U.S.

So where to now?  Celente said ‘Occupy’ appears to have legs, or in this case, an endless number of tentacles.

“Time Magazine, is, well, not on time,” Celente said, referring to Time Magazine’s, ‘Person of the Year: The Protester’ issue of Dec. 15.  “They’re just calling it protestors.  We’re calling it, ‘The Invasion of the Occtupy’.”

Celente goes on to explain the critical difference between the Occupy movement and another anti-establishment organization, WikiLeaks: Occupy has no leader, which, Celente believes, gives the movement enduring robustness in the fight for an end to the fascist takeover of the ‘Free’ World.

“The very weakness that the people think of the Occupy movement, not having a leader, not having one message, is, in fact, its very strength,” he said.  “For example, you take the WikiLeaks, big news and doing a lot of important information coming.  But it died because they cut the head of the leader off.”

He added, “The Occtupy doesn’t have a head to cut off . . . the tentacles, they’re reaching everywhere . . . You cut off one tentacle and another one grows.  There’s no one base, there’s no one message.  This is huge and it’s just going to continue and spread.”

Celente points to Wall Street bankers and complicit politicians as the cause of the Occupy movement, referring to JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, in particular, as the epitome of Wall Street corruption and arrogance.

“I heard Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase,” Celente said.  “He doesn’t get it, why people are angry, you know, with people that are successful and making a lot of money.  Guess what?  The greedy never get it.  The gap between the rich and the poor in this country is this widest in any of the industrialized nations.”

“You have an off-with-their-heads moment that’s being generated now,” Celente added, somberly.

Two days later, on Dec. 19, Celente continued the discussion of his 2012 predictions with Eric King of King World News, elaborating to KWN’s more financially-focused and specialized audience on some more sensitive issues he didn’t cover in his interview with The Daily Ticker.

“One of our tends is the technocrat takeover.  Over in Greece or over in Italy, they are all bragging they’re bringing the technocrats,” Celente told KWN.  “It’s not the technocrats, it’s the bankers.  The bankers have taken over the temples of the capitals of the world.”

Instead of applying the concept of a Jubilee Year, founded upon the wisdom of 1750 BC Babylonian King Hammurabi, who canceled burdensome debt levels of his people in order to preserve his kingdom, today’s bankers have set a course for revolution, according to Celente.  (See economist Michael Hudson Dec. 2 article, titled, Hammurabi Knew Better, Debt Slavery – Why It Destroyed Rome, Why It Will Destroy Us Unless It’s Stopped.)

“As the bankers take over, and we’re seeing what’s going on,” Celente added, “they are throwing out democratically elected governments, we are forecasting there is going to be a severe decline in 2012, particularly in Europe.”

“So that brings us to the next trend, get ready for economic martial law,” he continued.  “They are going to call a bank holiday.  So what we are saying is conditions have become a lot worse.  And a bank holiday is no holiday folks.”

Celente speculates that Congress’ passage of National Defense Authorization Act is a tip off to a terrible national event scheduled or anticipated by the U.S. government—an event bad enough to possibly spark a revolution in America.  He calls that trend prediction: Battlefield USA.

“It just became law. The Bill of Rights in the United States has been abrogated,” Celente said.  “They [Congress] passed the new Defense Act and in that Defense Act they have in there, in clear language, anybody can be arrested under the National Defense Authorization Act . . . No judge, no jury, no trial, no rights of habeas corpus.  This is what the United States has become.

“So they are putting the soldiers in place.  I used to think they were nuts talking about the FEMA camps, now I don’t anymore.”  Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts