GIH: Ebola and Russia in focus
GIH: We have recently witnessed many ‘firsts’ such as one of the largest storms in the Pacific, the most severe acute health risk in modern times, and a global financial system on the brink of collapse. The IMF is warning of ‘runs’ – and meanwhile, Russia is developing it’s new ROSSWIFT system.
Most assume that Black Death quickly ravaged the fourteenth century western world was a bacterial bubonic plague epidemic caused by flea bites and spread by rats. But the Black Death killed a high proportion of Scandinavians — and where they lived was too cold for fleas to survive. A modern work gives us a clue into this mystery. The “Biology of Plagues” published by Cambridge University Press analyzed 2,500 years of plagues and concluded that the Black Death was caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever pandemic similar to Ebola. If this view is correct, the future medical and economic impacts from Ebola have been vastly underestimated.
But during medieval times, castles closed their walls and people didn’t venture out. In a modern world of just in time inventory, global airline travel, and healthcare systems being proven to be ineffective, this could exceed any projections. The World Bank has estimated the economic cost of Ebola could reach $32 Billion by the end of next year. But this is the same group that forecast a global recovery, and failed to see a looming sub-prime fueled credit crisis that brought down some of Wall Street’s largest banks and caused trillions in economic devastation.
If this peaked your curiosity, read about Operation Mockingbird.
If this isn’t enough to question the ‘as seen on TV’ myth, consider that the CDC in conjunction with the DOD owns a patent on this strain of Ebola:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as “EboBun.” It’s patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here. (Thanks to Natural News readers who found this and brought it to our attention.) Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:
The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.
The patent summary says, “The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291.”
It goes on to state, “The present invention is based upon the isolation and identification of a new human Ebola virus species, EboBun. EboBun was isolated from the patients suffering from hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Uganda.”
Savvy investors are mostly aware how the markets are manipulated, either through the PPT, large phantom flash orders on interest rate derivatives, naked short positions on metal futures, and so on. But in the case of being misled in the markets, the worst that can happen to you is you lose money (unless you are one of the poor souls who work for a large bank doing these deeds in which case you might find yourself stabbed in the back 10 times).
But Ebola affects both real actors in the economy (people) and also business vectors, such as import/export, business travel, and a potentially rapidly declining consumer base. Also consider how will Ebola affect the spending patterns of businesses and consumers?
Apocalyptic scenes of frantic people buying all overpriced supplies is common to those who have lived in Florida through more than one hurricane season; price gouging, fights over last remaining items, shops being closed and prolonged loss of electricity are only some of the highlights of such an experience. But an Ebola outbreak, in any form, can mean a real lockdown of entire parts of society.
On the other side of the world, Russia is developing their own Ebola vaccine, a new ROSSWIFT payment system which will even include the isolated Iran, and has shut down the previously most popular McDonald’s in the world in Moscow’s busy Pushkin Square. The British journalist has the gaul (or the orders from the CIA as explained by this whistle blower) to suggest that the Russian economy will suffer by closing the golden arches. McDonald’s (MCD) has more than 400 locations in Russia and employees mostly Russian workers. Is this to suggest that McDonald’s is somehow the linchpin supporting the domestic Russian economy, or that Russia is incapable of making their own fast food chain (such as Teremok). Or does this guy think that like most Americans, Russians do not know how to cook for themselves? Let’s have a look inside this symbol of Capitalism:
I guess Russians will have to suffer with their inferior Teremok, that by the way offers caviar, blintzes, and a tasty slightly alcoholic beverage “Kvass” (1.2% alcohol, not classified as alcoholic beverage in Russia). Maybe Russians will start to question why they have been eating BigMac’s filled with hormoes and genetically modified ingredients since 1990, which are clearly superior to Borscht, Medovukha, and caviar filled pancakes.
But unfortunately for US based investors, it will be forbidden to invest in Russia’s post-sanction boom. Similar to the Forex firewall built around the US regulatory jurisdiction, US companies will be forbidden to invest in Russia and participate in such a boom. Already Exxon is not happy about missing out on a joint Rosneft project in the Arctic, which can yield 100 billion barrels of oil.
Let’s hope.. that hope can fuel our cars and trucks.. and hope for our German friends that hope can fuel their homes this winter..