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  1. Charlie Echo

    Questions for Adam Montana 12 December 2018

    Reports out indicate the Chinese Yuan will be the "PetroDollar" to replace the US dollar. Also reported that there will be a "reset" of currencies WW.... Do you think this would include the IQD and if so would that make the US dollar closer to the value of the IQD or reverse...?
  2. Charlie Echo

    Questions for Adam Montana 31 October 2018

    Shrine Bombed During Shi’ite Holiday; 19 Killed in Iraq <-- How does this continue to happen if there is talk of stabalization within country which makes you wonder why should anyone believe the IQD will revalue...until this is resolved. It won't be resolved. So, by Margaret Griffis Posted on October 30, 2018 Over 13 million Shi’ite pilrims gathered in the holy city of Karbala to observe Arbaeen. It reflects a 40-day mourning period that follows the anniversary of the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein. The holiday has been a target for terrorism in years past as many pilgrims walk to Karbala. However, tight security appears to be working. Few pilgrims were attacked there and across the country this year. At least 19 people were killed and 16 were wounded in recent violence: A blast at a holy site near Khanaqin killed three pilgrims. At least 12 others were wounded at the shrine of the shrine of Bawa Mahmoud. In Mosul, a bomb left in a yard at the al-Nuri mosque killed a five-year-old and wounded two more children. Two policemen were wounded during an attack in Riyadh. Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) sites in the Qandil Mountains left seven guerrillas dead on Tuesday. Seven militants were killed during operations in Salah ad Din province. A militant was killed at the border of Diyala and Salah ad Din provinces.
  3. Charlie Echo

    Iraq Wants Us To Have This RV For Christmas.

    I was talking about Iraq wants this by Christmas.... lets see... they don't believe in Christ.... get it.... why would they want anything for us. they are the ones suffering in their country. We have it made in this country compared to them.
  4. Charlie Echo

    Iraq Wants Us To Have This RV For Christmas.

    This is bovine skintology as always. When will you start to understand this isn't happening for the US .... it is for Iraq and they don't give a rats backside about the US because we have (our Govt) screwed them from the beginning..
  5. Charlie Echo

    McCarthy was right

    Blog/Corruption Posted Aug 24, 2018 by Martin Armstrong There is an interesting piece running around the internet that someone has put together. Other than Lisa H. Barsoomian, the connections are true. Indeed, the characters in the play are all incredibly connected and it certainly appears that there is a deep and dark conspiracy against Trump. But this is not against Trump simply because they do not like him personally. This is about removing an outsider from Washington. These are just the tip of the iceberg. The New Yorker has revealed part of the conspiracy has been highlighted by a memo which has surfaced from an Obama aid who set up a war room to undermine Trump and his foreign policy. They are managing much of the media. A new report from The New Yorker reveals some details of a “conspiracy memo” that has been circulating behind the curtain for the past year. What seems to be operating is a massive campaign to actually disrupt the Trump Administration and prevent it from actually managing anything. This is far worse than pretend Russian hacking. This is a real covert ops to prevent the opposition from doing anything and this undermines the government – not just Trump. This is very strange and may be one reason in the years ahead we face a civil war. Indeed, there is a lot more going on behind the curtain than people realize. Don’t forget, it was Lois Lerner who abused the IRS to target conservative groups who wanted to drain the swamp before Trump. Lerner argued that her testimony should be sealed and that she feared for her life if everyone she targeted using the IRS found out. She was given full paid leave from the IRS on May 23, 2013. In May 2014, Lerner was declared in contempt of Congress in connection with the invocation of her Fifth Amendment not to testify on the matter before a congressional committee. So she took the 5th claiming it might criminally expose here, and then Comey declares she committed no crime and would not prosecute her. You have to understand that refusing to reform is why John Boehner was forced out of the Republicans. There was an internal revolution when the Tea Party was elected and this is who was targeted by Lerner. The revolution against Boehner took place because he tried to keep the status quo. Lerner used the IRS to go after the Tea Party and many believe that Boehner was behind that as well. He did remove every Congressman from any financial committee if they supported the Tea Party or Ron Paul. I know some of the people he retaliated against. When the Tea Party people arrived in Washington, Boehner told them they would vote how he directed. They said no way. They were elected for real reform. This is why Trump is where he is. This draining the swamp began before him. Boehner was retaliating against the same people Lerner targeted. Coincidence? Connecting some dots Here’s what it looks like when all the pieces are sewn together. It smells like conspiracy and treason. Everyone needs to read this. Slowly, and patiently, because it’s very important…… From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been impaneled. Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared. Now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out. Look who took over this investigation in 2005: None other than James Comey; Coincidence? Guess who was transferred into the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS? None other than, Lois “Be on The Look Out” (BOLO) Lerner. Isn’t that interesting? But this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right? Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005? No other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein. Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame? Another coincidence (just an anomaly in statistics and chances), but it was Robert Mueller. What do all four casting characters have in common? They all were briefed and/or were front-line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation. Another coincidence, right? Fast forward to 2009…. James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin. Hillarious Clinton is running the State Department, official government business, on her own personal email server. The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of the Hillarious. Like all good public servants do, supposedly looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians. Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn’t, America got absolutely nothing out of it. However, prior to the sales approval, no other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow gets paid 500K for a one-hour speech; then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours. Ok, no big deal right? Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme. Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during this time frame? Yep, He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009. Who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland? None other than, Rod Rosenstein. And what happened to the informant? The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it. How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise? Very soon after; the sale was approved $145 million dollars in “donations” made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal. Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division? None other than, – Lois Lerner. Ok, that’s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right? Let’s fast forward to 2015. Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 “investigations” the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that the Hillarious ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server. He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her “Public Service” as Secretary of State which was required by law. He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email. Sparing you the State Departments cover-up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this…… they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillarious. Now, this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013? None other than James Comey; who secured 17 no-bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer? Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh? Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the “Clinton Email Investigation” after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner “Matter” at the Internal Revenue Service and he exonerates her. Nope…. couldn’t find any crimes there. In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillarious Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy. They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury! Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true “Gangsta” Comey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016, and exonerates the Hillarious from any wrongdoing. Do you see the pattern? It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General, Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues. FISA Abuse, political espionage….. pick a crime, any crime, chances are…… this group and a few others did it: All the same players. All compromised and conflicted. All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves All connected in one way or another to the Clinton’s. They are like battery acid; they corrode and corrupt everything they touch. How many lives have these two destroyed? As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service. Let us not forget that Comey’s brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes. The person that is the common denominator to all the crimes above and still doing her evil escape legal maneuvers at the top of the 3 Letter USA Agencies? Yep, that would be Hillarious R. Clinton. Now, who is LISA BARSOOMIAN? Let’s learn a little about Mrs. Lisa H. Barsoomian’s background. Lisa H. Barsoomian, an Attorney that graduated from Georgetown Law, is a protégé of James Comey and Robert Mueller. Barsoomian, with her boss R. Craig Lawrence, represented Bill Clinton in 1998. She was a former assistant U.S. attorney and represented various people in government only from that position. …. … Additionally, Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing the Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. Although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney … It’s a cover, no big deal right? What does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter? It deals with Trump and his recent tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, the border wall, DACA, everything coming out of California, the Uni-party unrelenting opposition to President Trump, the Clapper leaks, the Comey leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal and subsequent 14 month nap with occasional forays into the marijuana legalization mix …. and last but not least Mueller’s never-ending investigation into collusion between the Trump team and the Russians. Clapper and Comey admitted that they were even spying on Trump during the election.
  6. Charlie Echo

    McCarthy was right

    Connecting the Dots Behind the Curtain. This should answer with certainty any doubt this is all about covering the Corruption, Treason and conspiracy to commit.. Hang them all.
  7. Charlie Echo

    Sean Hannity caller on the Dinar from 2010

    Basel III Share What is 'Basel III' Basel III is an international regulatory accord that introduced a set of reforms designed to improve the regulation, supervision and risk management within the banking sector. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published the first version of Basel III in late 2009, giving banks approximately three years to satisfy all requirements. Largely in response to the credit crisis, banks are required to maintain proper leverage ratios and meet certain minimum capital requirements.
  8. Charlie Echo

    Wednesday updates

    I resemble that short video... Ha!!!
  9. Charlie Echo

    Wednesday updates

    Saw this after Cranan post... Very interesting.
  10. Charlie Echo

    Wednesday updates

  11. MGM is in crisis as hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims accuse the Mandalay Bay of missing red flags "If Congress isn't regulating gun ownership, it is going to be private parties ... who end up regulating their own premises," Feldman said. The hotel industry has no national standards for security, and hotels aren't typically held accountable for guests' behavior. But if any of the hundreds of victims suing Mandalay Bay win their case, it could set a new precedent for the way hotels handle security. Why has this story been kept so quiet.... It is right in front of us folks... Gun control or More control put in place in our country... Black Ops , False Flag operation...
  12. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Syrian border as its self-proclaimed “caliphate” shrinks further. The town of Hawija and the surrounding areas fell in an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops and Iranian-trained and armed Shi‘ite paramilitary groups known as Popular Mobilisation. Some fighting took place to the north and east of the town where the militants were surrounded. With the fall of Hawija, which lies near the Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk, the only area that remains under control of Islamic State in Iraq is a stretch alongside the western border with Syria, where the militant group is also in retreat. The capture of Hawija was a boost for the Iraqi government, which faces a separate crisis in the north of the country, where the Kurdish minority last month voted overwhelmingly in support of independence for their autonomous region. In Hawija, state TV showed footage of Iraqi forces raising flags in one of the town's squares while Humvees patrolled empty streets littered with car wrecks, houses riddled with bullets and shattered storefronts. (Graphics on 'Iraqi Kurds' independence push' - here) “The army’s 9th armored division, the Federal Police, the Emergency Response division and ... Popular Mobilisation liberated Hawija,” said a statement from the joint operations commander, Lieutenant-General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah. Thick black smoke rose from areas surrounding Hawija, from oil wells set on fire by the militants to prevent air detection. The capture of Hawija brings Iraqi forces into direct contact with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who control Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic region claimed by both Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Kirkuk shaped up as a flashpoint last month when the KRG included the city in the referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq. “We don’t want any aggression or confrontations but the federal authority must be imposed in the disputed areas,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a news conference in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron offered to mediate between the Iraqi government and Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until Islamic State was defeated.
  13. Kurdistan 92.73% ‘yes’ for independence: preliminary official results People of Kurdistan headed to the polls on Monday, September 25, despite the opposition of the regional and international countries. Photo: AFP/Safin Hamed ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An overwhelming majority of the people of Kurdistan have voted for independence, the election commission announced on Wednesday, releasing preliminary figures that 92.73 percent of voters cast ‘yes’ ballots. Out of 3,085,935 valid ballots, 2,861,471 votes were for independence and 224,464 were against, 7.2 percent. The electoral commission announced that 79,379 votes were spoiled and a further 170,611 were disregarded after reviewing complaints. The figures also include e-votes cast by the diaspora. Handren Mohammed, the head of the commission, told reporters that the process was “successful” and international observers who witnessed the “historic” vote have testified that it was held in a proper way. He said the results will be considered final when approved by the Kurdish Court of Appeal. The electoral commission has not yet released a breakdown of the votes by cities and provinces. Iraq Deploys Troops To Kirkuk After Kurdistan "Yes" Vote; Turkey Threatens Blockade Immediately on the heels of the Iraqi Kurdistan "yes" vote, the Iraqi parliament approved sending troops to the disputed Kirkuk region to prevent the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from taking full control of the oil-rich area. Preliminary official results out Wednesday indicate a 92% vote in favor of Kurdish independence. A written statement produced by Baghdad said the decision aims to protect Iraqi citizens residing in the contested area between Baghdad and Erbil. But the decision is also no doubt motivated by protection of Kirkuk's multiple oil and gas fields, which Baghdad has now ordered the KRG to hand over, including all other oil facilities throughout northern Iraq. The KRG held its deeply controversial referendum on Kurdish independence Monday, which as expected resulted in a "yes" vote to declare the autonomous Iraqi region a new state. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani announced the results of the referendum on live TV Tuesday, while attempting to ease tensions by urging "serious dialogue" with the Baghdad government instead of threats of sanctions and troop presence. Barzani further warned Iraqi Kurds of "facing hardships" while also pleading with world powers to “to respect the will of millions of people”. Currently, Israel is the only country which has voiced public support for Kurdish independence - something which has earned the condemnation of Turkey, Iran, and others in the region. Israel stands accused of using the Kurds of to Balkanize Iraq and the broader Arab region. Turkey for its part has come close to warning Israel that it could cut diplomatic ties should Israel continue in its public support of an independent Kurdistan. This week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned, “If they do not review, we cannot take a lot of steps that we were about to take with Israel” - to which Israeli lawmakers responded that such threats were "empty". Kurdish-Iraqi disputed regions of Iraq. The tan areas are disputed but are officially under the control of the Iraqi government. The pink sections are disputed but part of the KRG since 1991. Map source: Wiki Commons But Erdogan had more direct and harsher words for Kurdish leadership, saying in a televised speech Tuesday that, "If Barzani and the Kurdish Regional Government do not go back on this mistake as soon as possible, they will go down in history with the shame of having dragged the region into an ethnic and sectarian war." While referencing what appears to be an emerging Israeli-Kurdistan open alliance and mutual support, Erdogan further stated, “Who will recognize your independence? Israel. The world is not about Israel. You should know that the waving of Israeli flags there will not save you.” Both Iran and Turkey have amassed troops and significant military hardware along their borders with Kurdistan, including tanks which are participating in war games as a show of force. Iraqi troops have reportedly joined Turkish troops in conducting joint military exercises in the region. As we previously reported, Iran immediately closed its airspace to the two international airports located in territory administered by the KRG, and Baghdad has demanded that these be handed over as well. The Baghdad government has further declared closure of airspace over Kurdish northern Iraq, prompting some regional carriers to indefinitely suspend flights into Erbil. Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) was the first to announce it would be suspending flights "until they solve the issue." And Royal Jordanian, FlyDubai, Turkish Airlines and EgyptAir are among the latest to join the growing list. Iraqi PM Abadi has given the KRG three days to surrender not only the airports, but all land crossings as well. Border crossings into Syrian Kurdis areas of Syria have reportedly been kept open by the KRG and/or Kurdish militias administering the crossings. Image source: Iraq Energy Institute But more significant is Turkey's threat of blockade on the region. Kurdistan's Ministry of Trade and Industry estimates business exchanges with Turkey and Iran exceed $10 billion per year. Kurdistan imports 95% of its agriculture needs from Turkey and Iran and depends on Turkey to export its oil. Turkey has long been a key economic and trade lifeline to landlocked Iraqi Kurdistan. By the numbers, the KRG controls over 20% of Iraqi oil (Iraq produces around 4.35 million barrels per day and Kurdistan 900,000 b/d), its energy reserves are estimated around 45 billion barrels of oil and 150 trillion cubic meter of gas, and it exports around 600.000 b/d via Turkey. Oil has long been the source of dispute between Baghdad and Erbil, and is especially contested when it comes to fields along the conventional disputed "borders" of Kurdish Iraq, of which Kirkuk is part. Kirkuk fell under the control of Kurdish forces in 2014 after ISIS took control of large swathes of the country. As ISIS was defeated and retreated from some areas, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters moved in. On Wednesday Abadi told Iraqi lawmakers that that he will “enforce the rule of the federal authority in the Kurdish region with the power of the constitution,” while adding that he doesn't want “a fight between the Iraqi citizens.” Though Baghdad has signaled on multiple occasions that it will avoid military confrontation and has "ruled out use of force" while seeking dialogue, it is unclear what will actually happen once Iraqi and Kurdish forces attempt to maintain control of the same disputed city. In the meantime Baghdad has formally requested that the KRG rescind the referendum - something unlikely to happen - and has warned that meaningful dialogue would not be possible until such a step be taken.
  14. If you can read a chart... enough said... There's nothing fancy here, just the basics of moving averages, RSI, stochastics and MACD. There's not much to encourage Bulls in the daily chart: every attempt to regain the support of the 20-day moving average has failed, and triggered another leg down. RSI and stochastics are oversold, but as this chart illustrates, oversold conditions can continue for quite some time. MACD may be setting up the beginnings of a divergence/reversal, but maybe not. At this point, betting on a reversal might be a case of catching the falling knife. The weekly chart is even more dramatic. Judging by the steep decline this year, the world is ending--at least for the USD. RSI is oversold for the first time in 2+ years, stochastics have been deeply oversold for months, and MACD is in a cliff-dive that could end in a belly-flop. The only shred of bullish hope is the decline has finally reached key support/resistance at the 200-week moving average (MA) around 92, a level that also happens to be support going back 2+ years. A definitive plunge below this support would suggest the freefall has more to go, while a defense of this level would offer some initial stirrings of support for an eventual reversal. A quick glance at the open options a couple months out on the USD ETF, UUP, finds significant volumes clustered around strike 24 puts--bets UUP will drop below its current level around 24-- and strike 25 calls--bets that the USD will recover in a sharp rally. Punters seem well-positioned to hedge a big move up or down--just what we'd expect after months of steep decline to a key support zone. Is the Eurozone economy and banking sector fixed, and all the EU political tensions resolved? Is the Eurozone doing much better than the U.S. on all fronts? The sharp gains in the euro seem to suggest so. Skeptics might want to keep an eye on the USD charts for a market-sentiment read of these political-social-financial trends.
  15. John Embry: “One issue that is being discussed with greater frequency, although never mentioned in the mainstream media, is the subject of de-dollarization. Stephen Leeb has done an excellent job discussing the subject. However, the true ramifications of this for the Western world cannot be understated. The U.S. has benefitted enormously from their privileged position of providing the world’s reserve currency since the Bretton Woods agreement in 1944. The U.S. has abused this privilege terribly, living far beyond its means while flooding the world with increasingly more worthless U.S. dollars. But the rest of the world is waking up to this unpleasant reality and taking steps to address it. When the U.S. dollar loses its status as the world’s reserve currency, and that day is rapidly approaching, the implications for the vastly over-indebted bottom 75 percent of the American public are horrifying. At least half the population is already living day-to-day, with a virtual inability to meet an unexpected expenditure and absolutely no retirement savings to speak of. Thus, the Western central banks are working overtime, in unison, to extend the current fantasy as long as possible. Interest rates are being held at ridiculously low levels, which are totally at odds with the rapid debasement of all global fiat currencies. Stock markets are being supported at historically overvalued levels. And real estate continues to be a major beneficiary of these developments. When this ends, and it most assuredly will, the living standards in the West will be devastated, and then we will find out how well Western society holds together. As part of this whole exercise, gold and silver are being relentlessly suppressed in the paper markets in London and the United States. You could see the recent takedown coming as Open Interest on the Comex grew relentlessly as the bullion banks, who are acting as agents for the Western central banks, shorted enormous quantities of paper contracts in order to halt the rally. At the same time, they trotted out their agents in the media and elsewhere to spread their usual disinformation. But the Eastern hemisphere is on to this fraud being perpetrated by the Western central banks and they are relentlessly buying physical gold, while rapidly taking steps to dethrone the U.S. dollar. When the dollar is finally dethroned, investors who have large physical gold and silver holdings as well as their respective shares will be the ones who survive because these assets will be one of the few ports in a violent financial storm.” One must ask the question. If the US dollar is decreasing in value, how does this effect the realation or valuation of the IQD. After all, questions sometime are more important than answers. Charlie Echo

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