Coup

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Petrodollar Pain: Is The Saudi Royal Family Preparing For Exile?

Members of the Saudi royal family appear to be preparing to go into exile as they are selling as much oil as possible in order to move their petrodollars out of the country. The declining oil price doesn’t matter. Clear signals are coming from the U.S. that the days of the incumbent clans are numbered. In … Continue reading

The Calm Before The Coming Global Storm

By Pepe Escobar Major turbulence seems to be the name of the game in 2016. Yet the current turbulence may be interpreted as the calm before the next, devastating geopolitical/financial storm. Let’s review the current state of play via the dilemmas afflicting the House of Saud, the EU and BRICS members Russia, Brazil and China.   … Continue reading

The “Empire Of Chaos” Strikes Back Against Brazil, Russia, And China

By Pepe Escobar Soon after the impeachment motion against President Dilma Rousseff was approved in the Brazilian Congress by what I chose to call Hybrid War hyenas, President-in-Waiting Michel “Brutus” Temer, one of the coup’s articulators, dispatched a senator to Washington as special paperboy to deliver the news on the coup in progress. The senator in question … Continue reading

The Implosion Of The House Of Saud

By Pepe Escobar The Panama Papers psyops revealed that – ailing – King Salman of Saudi Arabia is among a roast of notorious offshore profiteers “in relation” to “associates”. The House of Saud used British Virgin Islands shell companies to take out at least $34 million in mortgages for lavish houses in London and “a luxury yacht the size … Continue reading

Pepe Escobar: Why The Coup In Brazil Should Fail

By Pepe Escobar As a metaphor of the advanced state of putrefaction plaguing the entire political system of one of the Global South’s leading nations, nothing comes close to what is about to take place in Brazil. The notoriously corrupt leader of the lower House in the Brazilian Parliament, Eduardo Cunha — holder of 11 illegal Swiss accounts, listed in the … Continue reading

Brazil’s ‘House Of Cards’ — The Whole World Is Watching

By Pepe Escobar As repellent political spectacles go, this compares to toxic events such as the 1973 Pinochet military coup in Chile and the 2003 U.S. Shock and Awe over Iraq. A woman president in Brazil is running the risk of being expelled from office — to which she was duly elected by 54.5 million people … Continue reading

Brazil’s Revolution Starting To Reveal Its True Colors

By Pepe Escobar As we approach High Noon in the savage Brazilian politico-economic western, here’s what is at stake following my previous piece on RT. For the past five days, all hell has broken loose. It started with judge Sergio Moro, the tropical Elliott Ness at the head of the two-year-old, 24-phase Car Wash corruption investigation, crudely … Continue reading

Three Goals The Thai Junta Hopes To Achieve Before It Exits

By Qingzhen Chen The Thai junta government is prolonging its stay. The new draft constitution empowers the military at the expense of weakening the executive branch and political parties. In the main time, growth in the long term looks gloomy. After the 2014 bloodless military coup, the self-appointed Thai military government has been in power … Continue reading

Thailand: Looking Shaky

By East Asia Forum Thailand is struggling. The economy has stagnated and its political system is going backwards. This May marks two years since the coup — Thailand’s second in less than a decade — with the military government still in control. Thailand is also languishing in a middle income trap. It’s not easy becoming a … Continue reading

The Greek Coup: Liquidity As A Weapon Of Coercion

“My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.”                                           … Continue reading

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