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Running to Catch the Silk Road Express

Rogue Money readers likely do not need to be told that when the attention of the whole world is fixed intently on one story (like, the #Brexit), it’s a pretty good bet that something equally important is happening elsewhere. In that spirit, this blog draws attention to yet another state visit made by Vladimir Putin upon his “old friend,” Xi Jinping. this past weekend June 24-26, 2016, in Beijing. 


Over 30 agreements were signed by the two presidents while that silly neighboring continent to the west managed to embroil herself in confusion as traders and analysts from Istanbul to New York realized with horror that the bookies don’t always get it right. In characteristic single-minded fashion, the agenda of the two world leaders proceeded forward like an unstoppable tank, seemingly oblivious and immune to the contagion unfolding on world markets. 

Converging ‘One Belt, One Road’ and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Ever since the signing of the Holy Grail Gas Deal in March 2014 (has it only been two years? an eternity has passed since then), we have all become accustomed to the back-and-forth travails of the two leaders, doggedly moving forward with the Silk Road “One Belt, One Road” project, brushing off the western Neocon temper tantrums in Ukraine and Syria with complete disdain. While bankers and traders in London and Frankfurt were rinsing out their underwear last Friday, Putin and Xi were calmly discussing the fusion between the Silk Road Project and the Eurasian Economic Union. Yes, the “other” union, not unlike the “other” woman who breaks up a marriage. President Xi said: (linked here)

We have signed and made public the Joint Declaration of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, a joint declaration on the strengthening of global strategic stability and a joint declaration on cooperation in the development of the information space. Our foreign ministries circulated a statement by China and Russia on strengthening the role of international law. We also signed a number of cooperation agreements in priority areas between the competent authorities and companies of the two countries.

China and Russia are the main economies among emerging markets. President Putin and I both noted that the two sides have the confidence and opportunity to expand regional economic cooperation, to overcome the global economic challenges and to maintain the positive dynamics of economic development through deepening practical cooperation and aligning our interests, in particular by converging the national development strategies “One Belt, One Road” and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Such diversification of transport and logistics routes is in line with the concept of aligning the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt. Today, an official start was announced for talks on a trade and economic cooperation agreement between our integration projects. It promises a new level of partnership, which presupposes the creation of a common economic space on the entire Eurasian continent.

Iran, Pakistan, and India move up the ranks in the SCO.

President Putin made it clear that Iran is now approved to become a full member in the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) according to his words: (linked here)

We think that now that the Iranian nuclear issue has been settled and the UN sanctions lifted, there are no obstacles in the way of a positive assessment of Tehran’s membership application.

… Tehran will have company soon when India and Pakistan achieve full membership status:

The procedures for India and Pakistan’s accession as full members of the SCO is near completion now…. One of the outcomes of this year’s summit is the planned signing of memorandums on obligations that India and Pakistan must fulfil in order to become full members of the organisation. We hope that our partners will complete these steps as soon as possible, in time for our next meeting in Kazakhstan.

In the meantime, we need to start directly integrating India and Pakistan into the SCO’s regular cooperation mechanisms such as the Council of Heads of State and the regular meetings of member states’ foreign ministers.

The two leaders of the world’s largest emerging markets engaged in a whirlwind of activity and meetings related to various corporate and national interests … agreements signed for increasing rail and port traffic … a “new land grain corridor” to export Siberian grain to China and Asia … nuclear power plant-building … tightening up cyber security … and the always-present commitment to battling terrorism within the boundaries of United Nations resolutions and international law.

Putin and Xi sign Joint Declaration, June 25, 2016 (photo credit
Putin and Xi sign Joint Declaration, June 25, 2016 (photo credit

Oh and then there’s all those “we’ll now be using local currencies” agreements to trade amongst each other: (linked here)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top legislator Zhang Dejiang also met with Putin on Saturday.

Li said during the meeting that China stands ready to align with the EEU proposed by Russia and reach institutional arrangements on trade and investment at an early date.

He also vowed to expand the scope of energy cooperation in areas such as oil and gas, nuclear energy, coal and electricity, promote mutual investment and big-project cooperation, and conduct financial cooperation in currency swap, payment system, and within multilateral framework.

We can almost feel the steam building up in the locomotive on the Silk Road Express. The steel wheels are beginning to churn forward. It would appear that the U.K. is now running for that train with boarding pass in hand.


This past weekend also saw much discussion between Putin and Xi in the banking arena, an arena that has already brought London and Frankfurt into the fold with the new Yuan swap facilities and the Yuan (RMB) sovereign bond offerings. President Putin reminded us of the importance of the AIIB and the BRICS New Development Bank: (linked here)

I would like to note that Southeast Asian countries have shown interest in the SCO’s economic dimension. This was something we discussed at the recent Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi.

Financial development institutes can also contribute to the successful implementation of multilateral economic projects within the SCO framework, particularly the Eurasian Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the BRICS New Development Bank.

The steady development in our humanitarian cooperation within the organisation is certainly cause for satisfaction. The tourism development programme we are adopting today will create a common tourism space and give tourists greater safety.

Sorry, Turkey and Egypt, if you were hoping that tourism from Russia was going to pick up soon. Russian citizens are likely being deluged with ads for tantalizing Asian exotic timeshares right about now.

Xi and Putin on the Russian president's arrival in Beijing, June 25. (photo credit
Xi and Putin on the Russian president’s arrival in Beijing, June 25. (photo credit

As we stated in the synopsis of this story, the “All Aboard!” call is now being trumpeted for those countries who reserved their membership in the AIIB, and the very first nation to do that was the United Kingdom only one short year ago. News reporters couldn’t resist the temptation to ask Putin if he had any comments about the Brexit vote once the results were announced. In his usual steely-eyed statesman style, the Bear responded: (linked here)

Naturally, we closely followed the voting but never interfered or sought to influence it. Therefore, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s statements on Russia’s position before the referendum had no grounds whatsoever.

I think it was an inappropriate attempt to influence public opinion at home. As we can see, it did not work. In my opinion, it is all the more inappropriate to speak about Russia’s supposed position after the voting. This is truly a low level of political discourse.

It seems to me that ordinary British citizens understand why this happened. First, nobody wants to feed and subsidise weaker economies and pay support [to] other states and entire nations. This is an obvious fact. Apparently, people are displeased about security, which is being eroded by powerful migration waves. People want to be more independent….

However, I would like to reiterate what I said recently at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. This is the choice made by British subjects. We did not interfere, are not interfering and will not interfere in this in any way. From all indications, certain formal procedures will follow, related to the British people’s decision to leave the EU.

… I am sure that everything will fall into place in the very near future. As for what will happen in the economic and political sphere following Britain’s exit [from the EU], we will see this in the very near future. We will see.


So … Putin is not too worried.

I think you’re looking at the potential collapse of the Euro.

In the din of Brexit fallout, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell posted his own emergency video update to opine that the UK exit from the European Union now frees up that nation “to pursue a path much more independently of Brussels and Washington than hitherto it was able to do. This means they’re now in the cat-bird seat to tap into those long term financial infrastructure plans that Russia and China have for Eurasia. Don’t forget that Britain is on the AIIB. So is Germany and so is France. All, again, over protests from Washington.”

It should be noted that Queen Elizabeth is on record as suggesting that there was no longer any reason for Great Britain to remain in the E.U. That fact alone should cause us to wonder if the Brexit vote was in fact rigged, but rigged for a LEAVE outcome, not for a REMAIN outcome. The Queen’s mood should also signal to us that “People Power” had nothing to do with the result of the Brexit referendum. Farrell then continues with his bombshell speculation that we could well witness the collapse of the Euro and return of the Deutschmark! (Youtube linked below). 

Expect the TTIP deal to be scotched! I think that deal is now dead. It was a surrender of national sovereignty to corporate interests.    

I think you will now see the British Commonwealth come back as an institution. And I think you will see a similar move in Germany. But theirs will be different. Recall that what led to the E.U. was the “Exchange Rate Mechanism” (discussed at length in his book The Third Way.)

I think you’re looking at the potential collapse of the Euro. The Deutschmark will return. With its return, the other national currencies that were part of that old “Exchange Rate Mechanism” might be grafted into a revival of that mechanism….

Ultimately, this was a vote about Sovereignty and Locality versus Global Super State Corporate Bureaucrats. This movement will spread to France, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Spain … everybody will have their own demands. 

In conclusion, we urge you to bookmark this website and return daily to see the contributions of other writers here as the team plunges full steam ahead into the evaporating mist of all these new marriages being negotiated and divorces about to be processed across Europe and Asia. Regarding NATO, do visit our earlier blog posted May 28 if you haven’t done so already, linked here: Sunset Over NATO. Intel has been available for quite a while to indicate that Germany is preparing to evict NATO and swing East.

As a final bullet to the notion that the “people’s voice prevailed” in the Brexit vote, we leave you with this “coincidence” noted by, a numerical oddity that shows that the Elite’s adherence to the doctrine of Magic Sevens just won’t be denied.


Why are we getting that rising nausea in our stomach telling us that it’s 2008 all over again (or worse)?

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24 thoughts on “Running to Catch the Silk Road Express Leave a comment

  1., ISRAEL to join SCO?
    "Syria, Egypt, and Israel have formally applied for accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Members also discussed the accession of Iran. The interest of Syria, Israel, and Egypt to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was stated at the briefing in Tashkent by special presidential representative for SCO Affairs Bakhtiyor Khakimov."


  2. Related — and note this is the first time I’ve seen where anyone has suggested that the quiet diesel electric boats lurking in Swedish waters off Stockholm detected via faint passive sonar signals by Sweden’s military were actually GERMAN, not ultra-quiet Russian Kilo-class type boats. A fairly impressive claim of a NATO false flag to prod the Swedes and their significant Gripen jet manufacturing military industrial complex into the Alliance, if it can be verified- JWS
    Germany is disassembling itself, says Willy Wimmer, former State Secretary of the CDU (German Christian Democratic Party) and its „conscience“. For 33 years Wimmer was a member of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). Now he is one of the harshest critics of Angela Merkel in Germany. These are excerpts from his recent interview with Markus Gärtner, where Wimmer talked about the recent statement of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who slammed NATO for warmongering against Russia.
    “Since 1949 there has been no government in Germany, that screwed up so badly, as it does these days. There are NATO-wars waged all around the world, through it the world has been introduced to the migration crisis. France is at the doorstep of a new revolution, the British imperialism implodes and reduces itself to England (…) NATO mutated from a defense alliance into a beast of aggression, stationed 150 km away from the Leningrad state in Russia. War is in the air. Steinmeier’s statement is no more than a last stand-up within a party, that has brought back war to Europe together with the Clintons in 1999, issuing the attack of NATO on Belgrade, and sold out the soul of the Worker’s party to the 2010 agenda (…) It is, however, a little bit cheap to make accusing statements about NATO-maneuvers against Russia while simultaneously launching German submarines into Swedish waters in order to make Swedes complain about Russians, because Sweden wants to make it into the NATO, too.”


  3. so the markets collapse the day after the referendum which is 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks and 7 days after the DOW fell 777 points on September 29, 2008


  4. A double shot from Dances with Bears veteran Moscow-based Aussie reporter John Helmer, one his opinion on Brexit and the other a bombshell regarding secret negotiations between Moscow and Berlin that tracks with what Dr. Jim Willie and others have been saying for over two years about Germany turning East:
    "On November 15, 2015, I told you so."
    “Since the US started the regime dominoes falling in Kiev in February 2014, the Polish regime has already toppled, and the French one is doomed – President Francois Hollande will be defeated by every one of the candidates now running to succeed him, including Marine Le Pen of the National Front. The British Prime Minister David Cameron can postpone his day of reckoning, but on the margins of Europe, not inside. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has less time, fewer supporters. When Merkel topples, she will take the European Union (EU) into the shambles with her.”
    "Secret negotiations have been under way for some time between high German and Russian officials, to which Chancellor Angela Merkel has been excluded. Warned by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, and in a recent coded communication from outgoing President Barack Obama that she must act to save her authority, and enforce European Union sanctions against Russia, Merkel has also received an ultimatum from her cabinet and party. This was delivered in the form of a page torn out of an Old German bible in which a large black spot had been inked. Either she step aside in secret, Merkel understood the signal, or she will be forced to resign in public…"
    "Excerpts of the new treaty, which has been drafted by ministry-level officials Merkel has been unable to stop, have been leaked by sources close to the two sides in the secret talks.The sources claim the plan of negotiations commenced after the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble (lead picture, 2nd from left), and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (centre), agreed that Merkel’s hatred of President Vladimir Putin had become an unprecedented political liabilitity for Gerrmany and themselves. Russian sources close to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (1st left) and Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov (right) believe Merkel’s backing for the US war against Russia threatened direct military clashes along Germany’s eastern front and in the Baltic Sea; further flooding of Germany with refugees from the Ukraine, the Baltic states, Syria, and Turkey. The German officials have been dismayed, Swiss sources report, by escalation of US Treasury threats against German banks; and by reports from German business lobbies, labour and farm unions of billions of Euros in commercial losses they attribute to the US and European Union (EU) sanctions.The sources also claim the Dutch referendum vote on April 16, 2016, to reject the EU agreement with Ukraine was the “first shot in Merkel’s head”…"
    "Intelligence reports from German agents based in London, warning that the British referendum was likely to go against remaining in the EU, reinforced German interest in talking secretly and at a senior level with Moscow. The Brexit result on June 24 was, according to these sources, “the coup de grace for Merkel”…"


  5. Scotland to veto Brexit?
    Was the whole referendum just a psy-op to stir up fear, anger and confusion and to set the markets on fire!?
    Were the elites in Brussels just pretending to oppose Brexit?Have we just been played like a fiddle?!


  6. So if any one of the EU countries can veto Britain’s exit negotiations, then the exit is vetoed. So is this just a process that will be dragged out for years? Is this a strategy of demoralisation? Will the Brexit psy-op lead to the destruction of the Labour party and pave the way for a pro-war parliament to go to war with Syria? etc!


  7. Scotland wants to block the UK from Brexit, then this happens. I hope all who were injured recover in full.
    OK. I may be reaching into the "Conspiracy Zone" here, but the recent Tornado(es) in Jiangsu Province, China which is/are approximately 200 miles North of Shanghai got my attention.
    So, I decided to look at previous occurrences of Tornadoes in China:
    If one would pay attention to the dates and locations shown, one would notice that Tornadoes in China were a rare event prior to 2003. Yes, I realize the data available may be incomplete and that June is smack dab in the middle of Tornado season. Is someone sending a loving message via HAARP? If so, I’m sure Papa Dragon is getting the warm fuzzies over this and repayment in kind with interest will be due in the future.


    • I’m almost prepared to believe that the Chinese have altered their own weather with the massive levels of pollution hanging in the air. Electrical charge is VERY important when it comes to the weather (although the mainstream are still pretending its all about heat and friction). I don’t know what the charge carrying potential of smog is? Anyone who can alter the atmospheric charge can alter the weather.


      • Andy,
        I had considered this, but flushed this theory for the following reasons:1) China has nothing to gain from this and could have potentially damaged the very important city of Shanghai due to miscalculations.2) The East is winning. False Flags are unnecessary.3) I would not be surprised if Russia, China, and/or India are not developing some type of HAARP weaponry, but testing would be done in remote unpopulated regions.


      • NO, I mean, the change to the composition of the atmosphere could lead to adverse weather effects that they really did not want at all!
        It could be "natural" in the sense that "it just happened". And "unnatural" in the sense that by putting so much particulate matter in the atmosphere, chemicals in general, they could have made it more "reactive" and hence more dangerous.
        It did strike an industrial park from what I could gather… significant? I dunno!


      • From July 2015:
        "China will begin work on the world’s largest supercollider in 2020, a mega-machine aimed at increasing understanding of the elusive Higgs boson, state-run media has reported. The facility, designed to smash subatomic particles together at enormous speed, will reportedly be at least twice the size of Europe’s physics lab…."


      • Thanks for the link Bankster Slayer. China does like to go big with its projects. I’m not surprised that China is working on the largest supercollider, since they also manufacture their own non-western chip, have the world’s fastest publicly known supercomputers, the world’s largest radio telescope, and are venturing into space.
        As for the Tolkien references, I suspect the Magickal Ring will soon be destroyed/captured via the cleansing powers of Silver.


  8. Another note on Brexit
    The Rothschild’s and Co. subservient government whores of Mordor are out in force cracking the Whip of Distraction from their willful compliance to the looming Thermonuclear Derivatives Timebomb. Sell FEAR! Sell FEAR! I say "Nay Nay, Go Hobbits!!!"


  9. This is amazing news!!!!I was suspected the UK was already tired of sustaining other nations and getting nothing in return as much as Germany, and France…Thanks to what really was planned by the cabals against Russia has made The Awesome Russian Federation look to other horizons and become even more powerful internally as well as externally and has created independence from washington clowns.( or the 13 families)Also happy that Iran is also part of these new org that will create hope for millions of people and independence from the biggest terrorist country in the world the united states of america.


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