Friday 23rd of February 2024

the other war.....

WHILE THE RUSSIAN INTERVENTION IN UKRAINE IS FILLING THE COFFERS OF NEWS-MAKERS AND OF AMERICAN WEAPON MANUFACTURERS, THERE IS ANOTHER WAR BEING FOUGHT IN THE BACKGROUND.

MANY SERIOUS JOURNALISTS HAVE ALREADY ALUDED AT THE "ECONOMIC WAR" BUT NOT SO MUCH ON THE WESTERN MAIN STREAM MEDIA (THE MEDIOCRE MASS MEDIA DE MIERDA) BECAUSE FOR ALL PUBLISHED JOURNALISTS IN THESE MEDIA, THERE IS ONLY ONE THING THAT MATTERS: THE US DOLLAR IS KING AND DON'T BOTHER US.

IT SEEMS WE'VE FORGOTTEN THE DAYS WHEN GENERAL DE GAULLE PUSHED FOR A GOLD PARITY RATHER THAN THE FLIMSY PAPER DOLLAR WHICH NOW IS WORTH MINUS 139 STICKS OF GUMSHOE GLUE — CONSIDERING THE US DEFICIT OF 31 TRILLION BUX WHICH IN UKRAINIAN CURRENCY IS WORTH SEVERAL ZILLION TANKS FULL OF GOLDFISHES.

SO, MACRON AND HIS PREDECESSORS FELL INTO THE VAT OF DOLLARISATION, ESPECIALLY SARKOZY, THE CROOKED CORRUPT ENFANT TERRIBLE AT THE BECKON OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE.

THE ECONOMIC WAR ISN'T A PRETTY AFFAIR.

THE PLAYERS WILL DENOUNCE ONE ANOTHER, LIKE THE US DID WITH HUAWEY FOR SPYING ON AMERICAN BYSTANDERS. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER WAY TO TRADE WHICH ANNOYS THE YANKEES: USING A PARITY VALUE BETWEEN THE RIMINI AND THE RUBLE — OR SCALLOP SHELLS, SHOULD YOU PREFER.

SO FAR, MOST OF THIS IS WELL-KNOWN, EXCEPT TO MOST (ALL) JOURNALISTS IN THE WEST, ALL FULL OF THEIR OWN OPINIONS...

THE POINT OF THIS POST IS TO EXPLORE HOW "INTELLIGENCE" IS USED IN VARIOUS FORM, FROM DEVISING SOME MERCANTILE AGGRESSIVE POLICIES TO SIMPLE "INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE". THE AMAZING THING IS THAT THERE ARE SCHOOLS, AKIN TO TEACHING CIA TRICKS, WHERE EXECUTIVE CAN LEARN THE TRICKS. SOME HEFTY TRICKS DESIGNED TO STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION BY CHEATING. 

SOME NAIVE PEOPLE (ECONOMISTS AND ECONOMIC JOURNALISTS) WILL SAY THAT COMPETITION ON THE MARKET PLACE IS FAIR AND ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD... 

IT'S NOT. LET'S EXPOSE THE REAL DEALS.

 

WE ARE TOLD BY THE BRIT ENCYCLOPAEDIA THAT:

In most situations, intelligence production involves the assessment of conflicting pieces of incomplete information, the attempt to determine the correct items, and then the processing and assembly of these accurate items into a complete, understandable document that responds to the needs of the operational leader. More often than not the resulting product, which is usually called an intelligence appraisal or intelligence assessment, contains some incorrect information.

In order to structure this production, analysts divide intelligence into types. While all types of intelligence are valuable, in any given situation some may be of greater worth than others, may be more accurate, and may provide a more complete view of the situation. By dividing intelligence into types, analysts and commanders arrive at a better understanding of the value and accuracy of a given piece of information.

BULLSHIT IS TO BE AVOIDED. BUT GATHERING INTELLIGENCE, USING IT AND PROPAGATING BULLSHIT ARE TTHREE GAMES BEING SIMULTANEOUSLY PLAYED ON THE SAME BOARD. A BIT LIKE CHINESE CHECKERS.

  

ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE….

To secure their activities and their growth, companies and administrations have to face a destabilizing informational challenge, in a context of confrontation resulting from globalization.

Understanding current issues and risks, implementing tools for development, influence, protection and monitoring are now inseparable from the managerial functions of companies. The School of Economic Warfare, founded in 1997, trains managers in the challenges of economic intelligence.

 

The Economic Warfare School was created in October 1997 by General Officer Jean Pichot-Duclos, former head of the French Army Intelligence Training Centre and Christian Harbulot Chief Operating Officer for competitive intelligence at DCI group. The Economic Warfare School offers MBA programs specialized in Competitive intelligence and Strategy for students who have graduated from prestigious schools and universities. It also offers a one-year professional program for senior managers.

 

Ranking

The Economic Warfare School has been ranked in first place since 2002 in the Eduniversal SMBG ranking for the best Masters and MBA in Competitive Intelligence

Its reference training for professionals, the MBA Strategic Management of Economic Intelligence, born in 2005, has just been significantly strengthened, particularly on questions of investigation and information collection, as well as on the subjects of development and influence. Meeting with Bartol Zivkovic, director of communication at the EGE.

 

What is Economic Intelligence taught at the EGE (Economic Warfare School)?

Economic intelligence concentrates the challenges of economic competition, geopolitical and societal challenges as well as technological developments in a context of globalization. Learning to think differently, analyzing the underside of the cards, evaluating the risks of tomorrow, building a strategy of influence are among the essential lessons of the School.

 

The EGE provides several degree courses, for an audience of students or professionals on two major axes. One is offensive information management around business intelligence project management, information gathering and analysis, covering up to influencing strategies and decision making. The second focuses on the defensive management of information or more broadly the management of risks in terms of safety and cybersecurity.

 

It also offers short and certifying training in the various skills related to the discipline taught.

Created in 1997 following the recommendations of the Economic Intelligence and Business Strategy Commission of the General Planning Commission, the MSIE training is today the reference training in economic intelligence both on the French rankings (1st since 2002) and international ( 3rd in 2022), but also on the production of content and the strength of its network. It now has an operational research center that drives knowledge related to economic intelligence and information warfare.

 

It graduates 400 students each year in Economic Intelligence through its initial training with 2 courses in MBA 1st and 2nd year, its work-study training and its executive training in its Paris and Rabat campuses.

 

WHAT THIS SHOWS WITHOUT TELLING US IS THE LEARN, BULLSHIT, ATTACK. BULLSHIT AS FORMULA OF THE PROCESS. COMPETITION ONLY WORKS IF YOU CAN DESTROY YOUR OPPONENT, SOMETHING THAT THE AMERICAN EMPIRE HAS BEEN GOOD AT. IT IS OF COURSE SOMETHING THAT IS RESENTED BY RUSSIA AND CHINA FOR GOOD REASON.

 

GUS LEONISKY

VAGUE ECONOMICIAN AND CARTOONIST SINCE 1951..

 

 

 

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the tools....

THE TOOLS OF ECONOMIC WARFARE ARE NUMEROUS FROM A SIMPLE KICK UP THE BUM TO CONTROLLING INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT VIA PATENTS.

 

1) ECONOMIC SANCTIONS

A) THEY ARE DESIGNED TO HURT YOUR COMPETITORS, OFTEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MORALISATION. SAY WE HATE CHINA, RUSSIA, IRAN BECAUSE THEY CAN COMPETE WITH CHEAPER GOODS OR WE WANT TO ROB THEM BLIND, ANYWAY.

B) THESE SANCTIONS ARE ALSO DESIGNED TO HURT THE SUPPLIES OF CHEAP ENERGY TO "FRIENDLY" COMPETITORS SUCH AS RUSSIA SUPPLYING CHEAP GAS TO GERMANY, MAKING GERMANY A "SUCCESS" AND NOW A FAILURE "WITHOUT THE CHEAP GAS".

C) SANCTIONS DESIGNED TO HURT THE RICH "OLIGARCHS" WHO OWN FORTUNES FROM OPERATING IN "ENEMY" TERRITORY. AS WELL ROBBING OTHER PEOPLE'S GOOD IS GREAT BUSINESS, LIKE PIRATING IN THE DAYS OF FRANCIS DRAKE. THIS IS WHY THE VENEZUELAN GOLD IS STILL LOCKED UP IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND. OUTRAGEOUS, BUT HEY....

D) SANCTIONS ARE RARELY JUSTIFIED BY THE UNITED NATIONS. SANCTIONS ARE MOSTLY THE TOOLS OF THE MAJOR BULLIES, THE USA, TO PUNISH COUNTRIES THEY DO NOT LIKE. THEY WILL BE DESIGNED TO CREATE A MORAL REACTION FAVOURABLE TO THE USA, WHILE BEING TOTALLY "ILLEGAL" ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE.

 

2) OWNERSHIP OF SOMEONE ELSE BUSINESS.

A) THIS IS LIKE BANANA PLANTATIONS OWNED BY THE USA IN CENTRAL AMERICA. CHEAP LABOUR, LITTLE PROTECTION OF WORKERS MAKE PRODUCTION AT HOME "IMPOSSIBLE" AS WORKER'S WAGE DEMANDS ARE TOO HIGH.

B) IN CHINA, SOME FACTORIES ARE OWNED BY AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES OR BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN PRODUCE CHEAP GOODS FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET. THE "INDUSTRIAL WARFARE" IS TO MAKE SURE THE PRODUCT IS GOOD AND MASS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH CLEVERLY DESIGNED MARKETING "WARFARE" CAMPAIGNS.

C) IN RUSSIA, MANY FORMER SELLERS OF GOODS, SIMPLY CHANGED NAME TO CONTINUE TRADING WHILE SANCTIONS ARE IN OPERATION — INCREASING PROFIT DUE TO "INCREASES" IN RETAIL PRICES.

 

3) CURRENCY MANIPULATIONS. 

A) THE IMF CONTROLS THE DEBT OF COUNTRIES SO THAT THEY NEVER CAN BE REPAID. THE IMF ALSO CONTROLS THE PRICE OF GOLD. THE WORLD BANK IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLAMPING DEVICE. BOTH ARE OWNED AND RUN BY THE USA, THOUGH THE WORLD BANK IS RUN BY A "EUROPEAN" WHO IS IN THE AMERICAN POCKET.

B) GEORGE SOROS IS THE KING OF CURRENCY MANIPULATIONS. HE IS A FAKE LEFTY AND HIS ORGANISATION OF "HONEST" JOURNALISTS WILL FROM TIME TO TIME EXPOSE THE "CROOKS", THOSE WHO COMPETE WITH HIS OWN CROOKERY, WITHOUT EXPOSING THE MAIN AMERICAN "CROOKS"....

C) BANKS FIDDLES. OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE EXPOSED MANY "BANKSTERS", INCLUDING BANKING CARTELS AND MONOPOLIES.

 

4) PATENTS

A) PATENTS ON IDEAS ARE BIG BUSINESS, PREVENTING SOMEONE ELSE TO DEVELOP SIMILAR PRODUCTS, EVEN IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN INVENTED YET.

 

5) OTHER TOOLS

A) INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE. THIS IS BIG BUSINESS AND SOME CULPRITS END UP IN PRISON. MANY OF THOSE CAUGHT ARE MINNOWS OR NOT GUILTY, WHILE THE BIGGER ORGANISATIONS AER SPECIFICALLY TRAINING PERSONNEL AT ALL LEVELS IN THE meticulousness OF ESPIONAGE (READ ABOVE)

B) SABOTAGE. NORDSTREAM 1 AND 2 COME TO MIND, THOUGH THERE ARE MANY MANY MANY SUCH EVENTS WHICH DO NOT COUNT AS "SABOTAGE" IN THE WESTERN MEDIA, BUT SHOULD.

C) WAR. SIMPLE DESTRUCTION OF YOUR OPPONENT AND HIS ABILITY TO TRADE. THIS WAS GADAFFI'S FATE... ETC.

D) DISINFORMATION. THOUGH THIS IS THE MAIN PROVINCE OF THE CIA AND OTHER "INTELLIGENT" SERVICES, DISINFORMATION IS A POWERFUL TOOL ALSO USED BY INDUSTRIES AND MERCHANTS TO CONFUSE THE MARKETS, THEIR COMPETITORS AND TO DISRUPT DEALS. THE MEDIA IS PART OF THE DISSEMINATION OF OFFICIAL DISINFORMATION. EXPERTS WILL PONTIFICATE AS IF THEY WERE DEFECATING.

E) SUBSIDIES ARE FANTASTIC TOOLS OF INDUSTRIAL WARFARE. MOST AMERICAN FARMERS COULD NOT COMPETE WITHOUT SUBSIDIES

F) THEATRE OF "POSTURING". THIS IS QUITE INNOCUOUS, BUT DEVIOUS. SEE HOW THE US DEFENSE SECRETARY OF STATE, LLOYD AUSTIN, HOLDS HIS RIGHT HAND OVER HIS HEART — AS IF HE WAS A HONEST DEALER, WHEN PARADING WITH A "FRIEND". 

 

MORE WILL BE ADDED TO THIS SIMPLE LIST.

 

GUS LEONISKY

CARTOONIST SINCE 1951

 

 

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no repairs....

Norway’s Equinor on Wednesday revealed that it was the government in Oslo and EU sanctions that blocked it from responding to a request for assistance in dealing with the damage to Nord Stream pipelines. The Baltic Sea pipelines delivering Russian natural gas to Germany were damaged by sabotage in September, which Moscow blamed on the West.

“The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that work on the pipelines would be in breach of the Norwegian sanction regulations – and by extension the EU sanction regulations,” Equinor said a statement emailed to Reuters.

Equinor is the Norwegian oil company that administers the Pipeline Repair and Subsea Intervention (PRSI) Pool, established by Oslo to deal with leaks and ruptures. The Swiss-based operators for Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 are among the 72 members of PRSI, and sent requests for assistance in October, shortly after both pipelines were damaged by undersea explosions. 

Because PRSI “adheres to current legislation related to sanctions,” it “notified NS1 and NS2 (operators) that we were not able to do work as requested,” Equinor said in the statement.

Nord Stream 2 AG told Reuters that it had filed a request for support to inspect the damage, “as a full member of the PRSI Pool,” but was turned down. Its sister company, which operates the original Nord Stream, said in early October that the survey vessel it attempted to charter was waiting for permission from the Norwegian government.

The original Nord Stream was inaugurated in 2011, and supplied Russian natural gas to Germany and the rest of the EU while bypassing Ukraine and Poland. The second pipeline, which would have doubled the volume of gas deliveries, was finished in 2021 but Berlin refused to certify it for operations even before the conflict in Ukraine escalated. The US had sought to block the second pipeline’s construction with sanctions and vowed it would prevent it from becoming operational.

On September 26, 2022 both strings of NS1 and one string of NS2 were damaged in a series of powerful undersea explosions. As NS1 was pressurized at the time, a large quantity of gas was released into the Baltic Sea. 

Washington insinuated that Moscow was behind the blasts, while Russia pointed the finger at the West for the “act of terrorism.” Sweden, Denmark and Germany launched an investigation into the explosion, but refused to share the results with Russia. Anonymous EU officials have since leaked to the US media that there was “no evidence” to suggest Moscow was behind the sabotage. Russia’s energy company Gazprom was allowed access to the site only once, in late October.

While the German gas company Uniper has estimated it would take 6-12 months to repair the pipelines, it is unclear whether Berlin even wants to do so.

 

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https://www.rt.com/news/570828-norway-equinor-nordstream-sanctions/

 

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bureaucrats warfare.....

Sanctions on Russian oil not working – analysts

 

The restrictions were invented by bureaucrats who do not understand how markets work, industry experts tell CNBC 

Sanctions imposed by the West on Russian crude oil exports have so far “failed completely,” and new price caps could also prove ineffective, according to a CNBC report on Friday, citing analysts.

The report comes as the European Union plans to ban imports of Russian refined petroleum products, including diesel and jet fuel, from February 5.

The bloc had already prohibited imports of seaborne crude oil from Moscow in December. The EU, G7 countries, and Australia have also set a $60-per-barrel price cap, which blocks Western companies from providing insurance and other services to shippers of Russian oil unless the cargo is purchased at or below the set price.

The price cap “was invented by bureaucrats with finance degrees. None of them really understand oil markets,” Paul Sankey, president and lead analyst at Sankey Research, told CNBC. “It’s been a total bomb; it has failed completely,” he stressed.

According to Sankey, Russian oil supplies have not been significantly interrupted and “they’ve sustained exports at high levels.”

“I heard it from a great source that the Saudis have been asking around as to how come Russian oil is still flowing,” he said. “That brings the question of what will happen with the sanctions coming up on products, because it just doesn’t seem to work.”

The founder of analytics firm Vanda Insights, Vandana Hari, also told the US broadcaster she was skeptical about the upcoming restrictions on Russian refined oil products, noting that “the crude price cap was pretty inconsequential.”

I think the refined product caps that they’re planning – about a $100 [per barrel] for diesel and clean products and perhaps around $45 for dirty fuels like fuel oil – are probably going to be immaterial as well,” the analyst explained.

According to Hari, Russian oil will find its way into the markets that are “still welcoming it” such as China and India.

“China and India have benefited quite a big deal last year from heavily discounted Russian crude prices and the same’s going to happen to Russian refined products,” Hari predicted, adding that it could be more complicated for Moscow to find markets for such products.

Paul Sankey also noted that “oil friendships are greasy” and there’s a lot of different ways to move Russian oil around the world, bypassing the price caps.

Meanwhile, the EU has been struggling to agree on the price cap for Russian oil products, with some members reportedly claiming the proposed level is too generous for Moscow, and seeking a lower ceiling. The measures are expected to come into effect on February 5 after gaining the approval of all 27 EU member states.

 

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https://www.rt.com/business/570896-western-sanctions-russian-oil-fail/

 

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