Buckle up for a Massive Purge in Washington

By  James Howard Kunstler
Russia Insider

“The whole extravaganza is heading toward a constitutional crisis that might clean out the system like a Death Wish coffee enema.”

November 4, 2017.  What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t Department of Justice (DOJ)  investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation?

You would think somebody would want to find out how over $120 million of Russian “charitable donations” ended up on its ledgers around the time that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton approved the Uranium One deal — compared to which, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 payment from a Russian bank for giving a speech around the same time just looks like walking-around money.

This is not to mention (well, I will) the flow of donations from Saudi Arabia pending approval of a major arms deal by HRC. Or of myriad other donations from foreign nationals tendered simply for face-time with the Secretary. Has any other cabinet officer in US history run a money-gathering org while serving? I don’t think so. Maybe the arrant selling of influence right out-front strains the credulity of government auditors. And while we’re at this, I would like to know how then-FBI director Robert Mueller and President Obama might have been informed about these activities. Or not?

Mr. Mueller also needs to answer about his relationship with former FBI director James Comey — he was apparently Mr. Comey’s mentor — while Mr. Comey needs to answer for his peculiar and probably lawless behavior in dismissing the investigation around Hillary Clinton’s private email server — that was not his decision to make — and the notorious meeting at the Phoenix airport of former president Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch around the same time the email investigation under Mr. Comey came to a head.

Now comes the news from Donna Brazille, on-again-off-again Democrat Party chair, that the primary elections were elaborately rigged by Hillary Clinton functionaries to buy control of her nomination. Let’s not even go into the bidding for the Christopher Steele “dossier” alleging kinky sexual romps in Moscow by Donald Trump, or the activities in Ukraine of Tony Podesta’s DC lobbying company — that’s Tony, brother of John Podesta, Clinton campaign chief, whose emails remain a truffle cache for the rooting dogs of the DOJ, if they were actually on-the-task.

I write this as a still-registered Democrat myself — though I consider myself their enemy now, yet hardly a Trump partisan. Are there any like me out there who would like to see both parties tossed onto the garbage barge of history? Of course, to say that also means throwing out a cargo of terrible ideas and beliefs, not just two clown cars of personalities. Identity politics, zero interest rate policy, American Exceptionalism, endless debt, nation-building in foreign lands, FASB-157, sanctuary cities, Title IX coercion, racketeering in health care and higher ed, market interventions, ambiguous borders… is just some of the cargo that needs to be dumped overboard with both parties.

Watergate begins to look as quaint and simple as a game of Chutes and Ladders compared to RussiaGate. Not only are both parties implicated one way or another in multiple nefarious schemes, plots, and intrigues, but the Department of Justice and its subsidiary, the FBI, look culpable in a range of cover-ups and mis-directions. If the DOJ becomes disabled, how does any of this get resolved?

The whole extravaganza is heading toward a constitutional crisis that might clean out the system like a Death Wish coffee enema. Sentiment may arise for Mr. Mueller to step aside, if President Trump doesn’t’t make the rash decision to simply fire him. The latter would certainly foment a constitutional crisis that could include an effort to run Trump over with the 25th amendment. In the event, we’ll be in a new kind of civil war.

Original Source: James Howard Kunstler

37 thoughts to “Buckle up for a Massive Purge in Washington”

  1. When certain topics are raised, war, corruption, malfeasance and misfeasance in government, immorality, illegality, and sordid, scurrilous business of all sorts, it is truly remarkable how often certain people, or groups of people, can be found at the center of controversy, or lurking around the edges. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Swamp Scum Extraordinaire, is one of those people. George Soros is another.

    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 558 U.S. 310 (2010) was a landmark case that began a chain of events which have led us to the point discussed in Kunstler’s interesting article.

    In the 2008 election season, Citizens United the PAC sought to broadcast TV ads for a video-on-demand film criticizing presidential candidate Hilary Rodham Clinton, but doing so would violate the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (known also as the McCain–Feingold Act), which barred corporations and unions from paying for media that mentioned any candidate in periods immediately preceding elections.

    The Supreme Court’s decision surprised many, who saw the decision as another extension of personhood to corporations. But that’s not entirely accurate.

    Citizens United isn’t technically an extension of corporate personhood. The Court majority didn’t say corporations have free speech rights because they’re people, but instead stated non-persons have free speech rights. If your toaster could talk, it would have those rights too. The case clarified, however, that a Constitutional Amendment is the only way to strip corporations of “constitutional rights.”

    The case is discussed at length in this article, which concludes with information about the process required to amend the Constitution to “revoke illegitimate corporate power”: an Article V Constitutional Convention.

    Kunstler identifies just a few of the reasons an Article V Constitutional Convention is needed to address what he, and many others, see as a constitutional crisis.

    Identity politics, zero interest rate policy, American Exceptionalism, endless debt, nation-building in foreign lands, FASB-157, sanctuary cities, Title IX coercion, racketeering in health care and higher ed, market interventions, ambiguous borders… is just some of the cargo that needs to be dumped overboard with both parties.

    There’s no doubt that many of us would like to see something done to put the nation back on a course that will provide our children with a world fit to live in, rather than the filthy, fetid swamp in which we currently flounder. Is a Constitutional Convention the answer?

    As of April 11, 2014, 34 States states were calling for a Constitutional Convention — and possible rewrite of the US Constitution. While some are calling for a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con), others are calling for a Convention of States (CoS), and arguing that they are not the same thing. The Con-Con vs CoS argument is convoluted, and I won’t attempt to get into it here. Suffice to say that the argument seems to hinge on the possibility of a runaway convention, and how to avoid it.

    One of the people calling for a Constitutional Convention is – surprise, surprise – George Soros.

    (C)ertain conservatives pushing for a con-con are even more unfamiliar with who pays the bills at this online purveyor of progressive ideology (The Young Turks): George Soros. Dan Gainor reports: “In fact, Soros funds nearly every major left-wing media source in the United States. Forty-five of those are financed through his support of the Media Consortium. That organization ‘is a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets.’ The list is predictable — everything from Alternet to the Young Turks.”

    That’s right. George Soros — the financier of global fascism — is pumping millions of dollars into the same Article V campaign that is being promoted by Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and other popular conservative spokesmen.

    If there is a massive purge in Washington, if there is a rewrite of the Constitution, George Soros intends to be the scriptwriter, director and producer of the grand new Hollywood version of “The USA and its Constitution, Part II”.

    1. You make some excellent points, Carnaptious. So what happens next? Where are we heading?

      Are things going to get better or worse under Donald Trump?
      Is Trump going to take on Soros and “make America great again”?

      And how come Trump is on Adelson’s payroll — the other Big Jew in this horror movie — if Trump is one of the good guys who is going to become the savior of the nation?

      Can someone explain this?

      1. @Sardonicus,

        Thanks for your questions. I prefer to deal in “What Is” rather than “What If”. Just about anything is possible: pollsters predicted HRC had a 98% chance of becoming US president, and I was as surprised as most when Trump won. I was predicting HRC would win, so my predictions aren’t worth diddly.

        In my experience, all politicians are liars, all MSM reports are vague approximations of the true facts, and “the world is ruled by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” (- Benjamin Disraeli). George Soros and Sheldon Adelson both have enough money and connections to make things happen, unexpected things, things that defy common sense, and the best analyses. While many consider them to be on opposite sides, they both pursue agendas that eventually lead to Jewish supremacy and the NJWO. I see them as each other’s controlled opposition working towards the common goals detailed in PotLEoZ (Protocols…).

        Trump has achieved some good things, killing TPP would be one, getting out of the Paris Climate Treaty is another. Yes, the world is choking with pollution, but the answer is neither to line the pockets of people like Al Gore, Soros, and Adelson with more taxpayer money – the carbon tax, nor to swap “credits” for pollution from “over-polluted” countries to “under-polluted” countries. On the other hand, while the USG has not become involved in any new wars under Trump’s leadership, it seems to be just a matter of time. http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/06/saudi-arabia-says-lebanon-iran-declare-war/ and http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/06/trump-endorses-saudi-crackdown-to-neutralize-iran/

        My prediction, then, for what it’s worth, is that in 2018 the USG will become involved in a war in the Middle East. It could be in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, or spill into Jordan, KSA, etc. Will that be Trump’s fault? I honestly don’t know. There are many people who have a hidden hand in making and carrying out US policy – foreign and domestic. That is, we don’t know what we don’t know. Trite but true.

        I think if we are looking for saviors, we do best to look to ourselves, our friends, and like minded neighbors. Trusting in governments has caused the death of far too many millions to seem like any kind of solution.

        I don’t think that really answered your questions, but it’s all I can offer.

      2. “On the other hand, while the USG has not become involved in any new wars under Trump’s leadership, it seems to be just a matter of time.”

        Have you seen the below linked article? The author concludes:

        “Donald Trump, the personification of the degeneration and decay of American imperialism, is offering ultimatums to China and the region that they accept the destruction of North Korea and the economic dictates of his administration, or face the prospect of nuclear war.”


        “Will [war] be Trump’s fault? I honestly don’t know. There are many people who have a hidden hand in making and carrying out US policy – foreign and domestic.”

        The next war will probably be America’s last. Trump must start de-escalating; failing that he should resign the presidency, otherwise he will bear moral responsibility for whatever happens, IMO.

      3. @Harold,

        Global Research is one of my usual reading spots, but I missed that article. So much to read, so little time. 🙂

        I did find it interesting that someone (((who could it be?))) has been briefing Trump “on everything from whom he will meet; what he can say or tweet; what colour clothing he can wear; and, one suspects, where he cannot put his hands.” Presumably, they expect him to obey, and that in itself is a sign that Trump’s choices about going to war may be very circumscribed. It looks to me as if someone, not much doubt who, is preparing the ground for WW3. If the US and allies do go to war, my guess is that US weapons will fail to perform, and US troops will prove to be too indoctrinated in sensitivity training and political correctness to engage in the fighting. US Special Forces / Marines cannot do all of the heavy lifting / fighting, and the regular Army, Navy, and Air Force are full of “Antifa” types according to comments in the Military Times and Stars and Stripes. We (US citizens) would be welcoming our sons and daughters, wives and husbands, fathers and mothers as they – or pieces of them – are delivered home in boxes or bags.

        The Chinese, in particular, are in a position to know that Trump’s speechifying is mostly neocon inspired bluff and bluster. In the event of war, the leaders of Asian nations would do well to remain neutral, while Australia and New Zealand are occupied by millions of Chinese. US surface ships and combat aircraft may meet an ignominious fate if the Russians have sold or given the Chinese some of the technology that crippled the USS Donald Duck Cook in the Black Sea. Not a pretty picture, but good for the people who have been planning these events for a very long time.

      4. @Harold

        Antiwar dot com, my homepage and go-to source for news about war, often publishes relevant reports from the Ron Paul Institute. The Ducks-lining-up report appeared there yesterday. Today at Antiwar, it’s quite apparent that (((someone))) is driving the US to attack Iran or, failing that, Lebanon or Syria. Nikki Haley, Israel’s second UN ambassador, is demanding UN action against Iran because Yemen fired a missile at Riyadh. http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/07/us-demands-un-action-against-iran-over-yemen-missile/

        Trump’s belligerent rhetoric aimed at North Korea has become more moderate after a meeting with South Korea’s leader.http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/07/trump-sends-mixed-signals-on-north-korea-during-visit-to-south/

        And ISIS will now be providing distractions – as well as opportunities for yet more vast MIC profits – in Afghanistan. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack/islamic-state-claims-attack-on-tv-station-in-afghan-capital-idUSKBN1D70KP

        US/Israel feints with a left jab on NK and Afghanistan while winding up for a right hook in the Middle East.

    2. I have been an avid opponent of a “Constitutional Convention” ever since I heard it articulated. The reason George Soros is in favor of a “Con-Con” is that he has a chance to influence the participants – who are always “politicized”. Last night, Lou Dobbs had Congressman Dave Bratt on his show, and the two of them exhibited the confusion of the masses created by manipulations of our financial accounting (as per the “income tax” comprehension). Any Con-Con is an extrapolation of that confusion – and subject to abuse – on an even grander scale than the tax code with which we contend. “Draining the Swamp” is a fairly self-evident proposition, and can begin with our own quiet, civil disobedience.

      1. Well said Gil

        And the kind of purge necessary must lead to what an original American Constitution SHOULD have looked like and WILL after the dust settles on this imperiousness called “empire”.

        “We are a powerful confederacy, the Onondaga leader Canasatego had advised colonial officials back in 1744, “and by your observing the same methods our wise forefathers have taken, you will acquire fresh strength and power”

        A fine working example of representative democracy, with an unwritten* constitution that made explicit the need for checks and balances, rules of procedure, limits of power, and a stress on individual liberty.

        *this is CRUCIAL in preventing mischievous rascals from using words to circumvent the instinctive RIGHTNESS inherent upon the creation of Man.

      2. Brownhawk –

        Thanks. It seems like things have become too complicated for rational solutions. I read an EXCELLENT article on Occidental Observer this morning regarding the futility of nationalistic multiculturalism.
        Take a look.

      3. Gil


        The only reasonable chance for a successful national multiculturalism ended when the governing Whites showed an inability to grasp the wisdom of the Iroquoian system. The fundamental reason being the European conditioning to authoritarianism with it’s reflected idea that “rights” are something that can be conferred, when the truth conveys them to be that which is intrinsic to the individually-created Being.

        This conditioning didn’t end with the abolishing of the “Divine right of kings”, and as a result the devil was let loose to run rampant in the land

  2. Kunstler is an excellent wordsmith, and I always read his twice weekly blogs on his site. The fact that he is a Jew, and eschews conspiracy theories, should not be disqualifying. I greatly enjoyed his book “The Long Emergency,” about a nation in serious Denial which has consistently chosen the wrong path. This country’s failure to bring Hillary to justice (so far anyway) demonstrates that we are well on our way to Banana Republic status. Has too big to fail become too powerful to jail? Seriously, for the Trump haters, what other choice did we have? If you chose to vote, you could have voted for yourself if it made you feel better.

  3. “Now comes the news from Donna Brazille, on-again-off-again Democrat Party chair, that the primary elections were elaborately rigged by Hillary Clinton functionaries to buy control of her nomination.”

    But as bad as she is, Hillary Clinton herself is merely a “functionary” of a greater evil. At the least, she and her subordinates wouldn’t have done this without the approval of her jewish masters, IMO.

    This poses the question: Why would the jews want (or allow) her to do this? And the conclusion I arrive at is that the jews wanted Teflon Don to win the election. And this explains why “lame duck” Obama went out of his way to escalate tensions with Russia in the fall of 2016: The object was to induce angry-and-disillusioned-anti-war-democratic-Sanders-supporters to hold their noses and vote for the “let’s cooperate with Russia, let’s make America great again” liar, Teflon Don.

    1. ‘Newsweek’ headline (11-6-17): “DNC’s Donna Brazile has dedicated her book to ‘Patriot’ Seth Rich, whose Death made her fear for her own Life.” Many of Hillary’s apologists are questioning Brazile’s sanity. Will Seth’s strange murder, with his wallet not even stolen, finally be investigated – this time for real? (Tucker Carlson is supposed to have her on his show this week, but I don’t know which day at present.)

    1. Why thank you for that very kind comment, Snez. 😊 (That’s me, blushing)

      It’s amazing what can be accomplished during bouts of insomnia.

    2. The necessary purge that Kunstler would probably never mention: it is Kushner who has BIG dirty deals with Jewish oligarchs in Russia [some expelled, e.g. Abramovich, Sharansky and Khodorkovsky, the last one being Soros’ partner in crime] that are constant and detrimental to both countries. Clintons’ greed has harmed the US, but was not meant to help Russia either – it’s just traitorous greed. With the Chabad president-in-law, Kushner, as well as Adelson, it’s more than greed – it’s about undermining the Goyim economy and culture. Here is an article that, although it fails to precisely state that the “Russian mafia” in the US is actually the Chabad mafia which undermines both countries, and although it ridiculously labels Jew-surrounded Trump as a white supremacist, still offers a large amount of well researched details, not all of which are from the MSM:
      ‘Jared’s father, Charles Kushner, was a real-estate titan and one of the most important Democratic donors in the country. He was arrested on charges of tax evasion, illegal campaign donations, and witness tampering in 2004 and was eventually convicted on all charges and sentenced to two years in federal prison… Simeon Mogilevich, believed to be the “boss of bosses” of most Russian Mafia syndicates in the world… Mogilevich is now a citizen of Israel as well as Ukraine and Russia. Close to 25% of the 200 richest people in Russia are Jewish, according to a report by Russian banking website lanta.ru… Among the 48 Jews who made the list, 42 are Ashkenazi… even though they comprise only 0.11% of the population…’

    3. Snez,
      Of course hes a Jew. But sometimes your friend is your worst enemy and your enemy is your best friend.

  4. The “Massive Purge” came in the years during and following the “rebellion” as Lincoln referred to it.

    There is NO need for another “Massive Purge”… Not at all… not ever.

    The reason is that, unlike people, corporations have perpetual lives. New people are merely inserted as needed.

    This may help explain some problems in the US today:

    ALL Political Parties are Private Corporations. They are tax-exempt IRC 537 Corporations.

    26 U.S. Code § 527 – Political organizations

    A 527-organization or 527 group is a type of U.S. tax-exempt organization organized under Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527). A 527 group is created primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office.

    Political parties in US:

    Democratic Party

    Republican Party

    Libertarian Party

    Green Party

    Global Greens Constitution Party

    America First Party

    American Party

    American Populist Party

    American Third Position Party

    Americans Elect

    America’s Party

    Christian Liberty Party

    Citizens Party of the United States

    Communist Party of the United States of America

    Freedom Socialist Party

    Independence Party of America

    Independent American Party

    Jefferson Republican Party

    Justice Party

    Labor Party

    Modern Whig Party

    National Socialist Movement

    Objectivist Party

    Party for Socialism and Liberation

    Peace and Freedom Party

    Raza Unida Party

    Reform Party of the United States of America

    Socialist Action

    Fourth International Socialist Alternative

    International Socialist Equality Party

    Workers League International Committee of the Fourth International Socialist Party USA

    Socialist Workers Party

    United States Marijuana Party

    United States Pacifist Party

    United States Pirate Party

    Unity Party of America

    Workers World Party

    1. Pat,

      I nominate you as the President and CEO of the new “No Nukes Party”. 🙂

      Our party motto will simply be, Use ’em or lose ’em. and — to invoke the spirit of the great American Revolution of 1776 — I also like “Taxation without detonation is BULLSHIT!”

    2. Pat

      It depends on what is meant by “purge”. Let’s just say there is an overwhelming need to purge cretinism (:>)

  5. Trump is the swamp and the El Presidente swamp creature is on his big tour of Asia. The real reason why he is going to Asia is probably to sell his war, but that can’t happen because everyone over there is against it. He should be fixing our broken nation at home, ending the wars and investigating 911, indicting the Clintons and the Bush crime families, but there he goes making an ass out of himself in Japan.

    Already el Trumpo has made rude remarks to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Japan should build more cars in the USA, and that Japs don’t buy ours (an indictment of poor fuel economy and quality), and that they should buy more military equipment which will make jobs for them. First, Japan can only buy our military arms because they are under post war treaty to do so, secondly most Japanese cars (75%) are made in the USA in many manufacturing plants. Does Trump even know what is actually going on with anything?


    You have to wonder about what is going on in Trump’s brain, filled with lack of information about the Japanese Self Defense Force equipment or the car industry, dumping the whole box of fish food into the Koi pond? What do the Asians think of this buffoon and Americans in general? Trump is a disgrace to our nation, he is rude and his narcissism is on display for all to see.

    The polite Asians bow to Trump to maintain their trade status, but secretly they must be all talking about America failing prominence. I believe we are a witnessing in real time the world realization that Amerika is impotent shell of a nation, a ghost of her former glory, and thus we will soon see a shift in world investor attitudes toward the US Dollar as the reserve currency. China and Russia are now emerging as the stable and sane world actors while Amerika implodes into endless sex/pedophile/financial/Neocon scandals. Now for the inevitable political purges as the blame is put off on the weak players like Hillary who is now being thrown under the bus by the establishment.

    On Wednesday he’ll be meeting with Xi in Bejing, then with Putin on Friday in Vietnam. Please tell me why anyone in Vietnam would want to host a US President? Imagine if your nation was bombed to smithereens, would you want the leaders from that nation on your soil? Putin will, no doubt, read Trump the riot act.

    Who is for the war beside the Zionist Perpetual War Party? No one. Does anyone is Asia want another war? El Presidente is getting a cool reception with his war plans, Russia and China are not going to sign on, and South Korea and Japan do not want to be shelled. It looks like the NK war is off, and Trump will return empty handed and thus the war focus will shift back to the Middle East.

    Israel is threatening Iran with a strike on their peaceful nuclear power plant that the Russians are building. We have a precedent for Israeli aggression against any other neighbor acquiring nuclear technology, Operation Opera on 7 June 1981. If Israel does something stupid, like a nuclear strike on Iran, Iran will respond with a missile barrage and Trump will be forced to step in and stop the war. So Netanyahu can force Trump into war with Iran by striking an Iranian nuclear asset.

    Victories in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is finished, excellent Ryan Dawson interview:

    So what is going to happen next as the bloody Zionist caused chaos abates? Satanyahu has to do something bold to get his wars on. ISIS is destroyed. The Oded Yinon plan has failed. Greater Israel can not happen unless the crazy prime minister of Israhell does something really crazy. The United States is in checkmate, can’t war on Korea because China won’t allow it, can’t topple Assad, can’t bomb Iran because of Russia.

    Unable to distract itself with another war, the system will implode, and the purge is on as Amerika faces itself. The ability of the USA to inflate the world could be coming to an end, the loss of reserve currency status could be the trigger for an across the board collapse of the everything bubble, deflation worse than 1930’s, real estate collapse, stock market implosion, CDS credit default derivative black hole swirls into oblivion and internal political purges, etc.

    1. Yukon,
      Love your posts and your pic. Wish I looked like him. Trump is just the crocodile who guards the swamp. Nothing more. Nothing less. In Latin-America, we call Trump “Trompudo”……Mister Big-Mouth. Thats all he is. All talk. No action.
      God Bless, amigo.

  6. A “massive purge in Washington”. Oh, c’mon! What mindless optimism. You Yanks are up to your obese necks in your self-generated, filthy, retard swamp! You have all had too much Jewish “sensitivity training.”
    C’mon, you are a Jewish vassal – you scream “USA, USA, USA”, because you are fake patriots and just plain dumbed down.
    You are like small children wandering aimlessly on the endless moors. You scream out: “Mommy, please help me!”
    You are stuck in quicksand and some of you wince as your pitiful society is falling all around you. You have no morals, your churches are perverted and corrupt. Most of the rest of the world is wishing you to be gone.
    Your people have the filthy, festering swamp that you have all inadvertently worked for. And some idiot wants NFL officials to be scrutinised by 65 IQ black, millionaire players!
    Get real! If its not just the jews it is us Britains – yeah us in Oz too- who have f#3*88 you blighters up!
    But first of all blame yourselves. You have all been created by Jewish television and Jewish credit! Master Soros is your plantation owner.
    And yes Pat, I own more of the USA than 99% of your patriotic sons and my Chinese business partners own most of the rest. Australia and China are getting a new axis together, seeing the USA is effectively dead.
    China is going really well with the highest home ownership in the world. It is a safe and very happy nation. Ms Clinton would be executed if she lived here, where I now stand. Our one party has notmeven 3% of the vile corruption that bligjts the USA.

    1. Max –

      ALL is NOT so well in China..!! 🙂

      The Biggest Stock Collapse in World History Has No End in Sight

      PetroChina, the first $1 trillion company, has sunk since 2007….and…

      It’s going to take more than the biggest stock slump in world history to convince analysts that PetroChina Co. has finally hit bottom.

      Ten years after PetroChina peaked on its first day of trading in Shanghai, the state-owned energy producer has lost about $800 billion of market value — a sum large enough to buy every listed company in Italy, or circle the Earth 31 times with $100 bills.

      In current dollar terms, it’s the world’s biggest-ever wipeout of shareholder wealth. And it may only get worse.

      The stock has been pummeled by some of China’s biggest economic policy shifts of the past decade, including the government’s move away from a commodity-intensive development model and its attempts to clamp down on speculative manias of the sort that turned PetroChina into the world’s first trillion-dollar company in 2007.

      Throw in oil’s 44 percent drop over the last 10 years and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plans to promote electric vehicles, and it’s easy to see why analysts are still bearish. It doesn’t help that PetroChina shares trade at 36 times estimated 12-month earnings, a 53 percent premium versus global peers.

      “It’s going to be tough times ahead for PetroChina,” said Toshihiko Takamoto, a Singapore-based money manager at Asset Management One, which oversees about $800 million in Asia. “Why would anyone want to buy the stock when it’s trading for more than 30 times earnings?”


    2. Max,
      Glad your back Patrón. Everyone is talking about the 1%. The mega-rich Zios who run the U.S. circus. However, theres another 1%……..those of us at Darkmoon who are awake and smelling the coffee mate. But what can we do as were surrounded by the 99% which you described? Very frustrating.

  7. Toejam, i suppose by “everyone” you really mean us of the anti-Zionist-anti-Communist converted. In other words a very tiny minority of Western citizens.
    Never read that left-liberal, Duffer (Oz vocab) on Vets Today. Obummer is their hero and Trump is their devil. Of course, they are all orcish, filthy, money-grabbing, murderous, swamp scum – Trump Tower, Nobel Obummer, and the Jewish devils.
    As I have said, most people in our Jewocracy of Money Power are more sympathetic, lervin and supportive of Ms Clinton and the lervly mobs of Antifa than any egg-ball, truther that scribes on these pages.
    The Australian ABC presented Ms Clinton as a lervin, beautiful person who was stalked by Mr Trump. I nearly cried she was so gracious and lervly.
    My simple, ordinary people solutions go unanswered by you insomniacs and worriers.
    Democratize the Fed; give out lists of Trump’s Jews; paint an antifa clown with red paint and use tar and feathers.
    The Jews took over all your money and gold in 1913 and then the same Jews provided Trotsky’s all expenses paid trip to Russia. Millions of whites were raped and killed.They have started that in the USA. More mass murders to come. Whites are targetted.
    Then the Jew sponsored wars started, aka Parvus.. So simple. Kids stuff!
    I think many of you thrive in your minority, victim status. You keep telling essentially the same hopeless stories, backed by info in miniature, when we all know the swamp is surrounded by such grand protective walls that it is currently impregnable.
    Take your fingers out of their dikes and flood them with the truth or otherwise with lead.
    Me? I fight them in the corporate offices. I belt them in the powder rooms. I write graffiti in the elevators. I steal their salt and pepper shakers. I stimey them everywhere. I dress up as a Jew and swear and yell and create public scenes.
    Did you know Mr Soros is so tiny in stature and hides behind walls? How did such a shrivelled dwarf become captain of planet Earth? ‘Tis the MONEY my children. He can buy everyone. If he offered you $5 millions would you bow obsequiously at his altar? I’m going to accidently elbow him when next I ride an elevator with him in Dubai.if he drops his wallet, I’ll keep it!

  8. Mueller needs to answer for helping cover up the perpetrators of 911when he was head of the FBI and 911 was done by Israel and the deep state dual citizen Zionists who control the U.S. government, there is a hell of a lot to answer for.

  9. Note the beautiful Megan Kelly berated the lervly Mr Weinstein on today’s NBC. She said he used dual citizen Mossad operatives to stalk his victims and gather dirt. Typical life in the Jewnited States of America. Mr Weinstein will go on in his merry way, as do all your Jews. The festering swamp is your home and your lives are organized by the healthy swamp creatures, inc the sTrumpet. Lobro, you are sinking in the swamp. Trump is a crook, as you will learn.

  10. While checking the links recommended by Carnaptious, I found some insights into how corporations became ‘persons’ in the US [common] law. I think that the same took place in the European [inquisitorial] law after the Industrial Revolution.

    Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights, by Thom Hartmann
    ‘The plutocracy that had arisen with the East India Company in 1600, and been fought back by America’s Founders, had gained a tool that was to allow them, in the coming decades, to once again gain control of most of North America, and then the world… The U.S. Constitution does not even contain the word ‘corporation,’ and has never been amended to contain it… The theory, in short form, was that Conkling, when he was part of the Senate committee that wrote the Fourteenth Amendment back in 1868, had intentionally inserted the word ‘person’ instead of the correct legal phrase ‘natural person’ to describe who would get the protections of the Amendment. Bingham similarly worked in the House of Representatives to get the language passed… Thus ‘Republican lawmakers,’ the Beards said, conspired in advance to give full human constitutional rights to corporate legal fictions…’

Comments are closed.