By way of introduction:
To understand the relationship to banksterism and governments and the push for austerity (we have already demonstrated the Bansksters and the Petrodollar relationship to war) we have to follow the breadcrumbs. Lets start by making a clear link to just one financial institution and world government and central banks. If we did this exercise with all the top banks, we would account for the entirety of western government and the financial structure that backs it.
Firstly, before austerity, where do we stand in terms of war efforts just to quickly review? Afghanistan, after the longest military campaign in US history, is basically being handed back to the Taliban. Iraq doesn't actually exists as a sovereign nation anymore after the US "mistakenly" (yeah, right) invaded and occupied it, but as three seperate regions, of which one of those is controlled by radicals and rebels such as ISIS/Daesh and the boys. Here is is my blog post making the clear links between Daesh and interested parties:
US/Saudi/Turkish/Israeli insurgency has sparked a fake "Civil War" and all sorts of terrorist rebels have been recruited with the express goal of overthrowing Assad but parading under the tired old banner of bringing democracy. They are doing so, Ironically, by calling for the president voted in by 89% majority to step aside so that the usual motley crew of ragtag rebels can take control and sew the chaos they did in Libya. A wave of refugees has flooded Europe. A sorry state of affairs.
Further away Egypt has been a casualty of the US false Arab Spring and "democratically reformed" into a military dictatorship. Libya, as mentioned, is a defunct state in the middle of a civil war. The Ukraine will soon be in a similar state; it has had it's economy ruined in less than a year. A recent government overthrow has caused Yemen to stop being US-friendly which has invited US/UK/Saudi Military action (See my last post "The Coalition Of The Killing" http://dwahts.blogspot.co.za/2016/01/coalition-of-killing.html). Greece has been sacrificed to austerity and globalization induced debt courtesy the loaded Euro-Zone (See my post "Greece For Dummies http://dwahts.blogspot.co.za/2015/07/greece-for-dummies.html ), with Spain, Portugal and Italy rapidly following suit. Closer to the vipers nest, things are not going so well in the US-dominated Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that they have produced a flood of refugees, all trying to get into the US in the hopes of finding any sort of sanctuary.
None of this is possible without the actions of governments and global financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank. But who are these people in key positions running/ruining the show for the masses in perfect sync while the billionaire class swells their bank accounts? They can be clearly linked to special interests behind the constant push for war http://dwahts.blogspot.co.za/2016/01/preparing-for-collapse-of-petrodollar.html
The European Central Bank Head, Mario "Negative Interest Rates" Draghi.
Dictating the policy of all of Europe and sucking the life blood out of the mediteratean and Southern European Nations, we have Mr. Draghi. Here is Golmans Sachs own release back in 2002 notifying his appointment: http://www.goldmansachs.com/media-relations/press-releases/archived/2002/2002-01-28.html
His policies, along with the rest of the Troika, are devastating Europe's middle class and directly supporting the globalization agenda. His co-operation is pivotal in the bigger picture.
Henry Merritt Paulson, Jr. (born March 28, 1946) is an American banker who served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under Bush II
He had served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, When Paulson left the top job at Goldman Sachs to become Treasury Secretary in 2006, his big concern was whether he'd have an impact. He ended up almost single-handedly running the country's economic policy for the last year of the Bush Administration. Impact? You bet. http://www.infowars.com/banksters-rally-round-fed-to-keep-bailout-trillions-secret/
Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary to Bill Clinton Is The Worst Offender.
Directly responsible for the much maligned repeal off the Glass Steagall Act that lead to the rise of the "Too Big Too Fail" Banks, Like Goldman Sachs, worked for the firm for 26 Years. This single act, more than any other, can be traced to so many of the woes that are so evident in today's financial environment. An environment so enjoyed by the Billionaires it enriches (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass%E2%80%93Steagall:_Aftermath_of_repeal See Also http://www.salon.com/2015/05/08/wall_street_owns_the_clintons_why_hillary_cant_escape_her_husbands_presidency_partner/
Chairman of the NY Fed, Stephen Freidman.
What's unusual about this is that Freidmans demise actually had something to do with his links to Goldman Sachs, and it was even reported on slightly by mainstream media because the links became to uncomfortable to supress. The media is in the pocket of the banksters so this is an unusual example of the establishment sacrificing one of its own. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB124173340275898051
Marc Carney, Governor of the Bank Of England.
He currently serves as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board.
Carney was previously the Governor of the Bank of Canada and began his career at Goldman Sachs before joining theCanadian Department of Finance. Carney has been credited with shielding Canada from the worst effects of the late-2000s financial crisis, and has earned recognition by the Financial Times and Time magazine as a top figure in the financial world.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.
When it's not funding political candidates to run governments, it's working behind the scenes to directly place it's henchmen at the helm of western nations. Malcolm Turnbill has been waiting in the wings for a while, and his election campaign has been a bit slicker and hipper than one would expect from an institution like Goldman. http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/malcolm-turnbulls-former-employer-goldman-sachs-tips-early-election-20151211-gll99h.html
Here are some more:
- Bradley Abelow – Former Chief of Staff and Treasurer of New Jersey under Jon Corzine, and President of MF Global, Inc.
- Guy Adami – CNBC's Fast Money
- Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga – Former Nigerian Finance Minister, current Nigerian Minister for Trade and Investments
- Claudio Aguirre – Led most of the privatization of Spanish government assets in the 1990s, including Telefónica, Repsol and Endesa
- Sergey Aleynikov – Goldman Sachs computer programmer convicted of stealing Goldman's code
- Ziad Bahaa-Eldin – Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt (2013–)
- Chetan Bhagat – Author
- Fischer Black – Co–author of the Black–Scholes equation and the Black-Derman-Toy model
- Joshua Bolten – Former White House Chief of Staff
- António Borges –Portuguese economist and banker
- Diethart Breipohl – Head of Group Finance at Allianz
- Willem Buiter – Chief Economist of Citigroup (2010–)
- Erin Burnett – CNN host
- Mark Carney – Governor of the Bank of England (2013–) and former Governor of the Bank of Canada (2008–2013)
- Efthymios Christodoulou – Governor of the Bank of Greece (1991–1993)
- Petros Christodoulou – General Manager of the Public Debt Management Agency of Greece (2010–2012) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Greece (2012–)
- Michael Cohrs – Member of Court and the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England
- Jon Corzine – Former CEO of MF Global, Inc., former Democratic Governor (2006–2010) and U.S. Senator (2001–2006), New Jersey
- Jim Cramer – Founder of TheStreet.com, best selling author, and host of Mad Money on CNBC
- Charles de Croisset – Generel Treasurer of Société des Amis du Louvre
- Guillermo de la Dehesa – Secretary of State of Economy and Finance of Spain (1986–1988)
- Keki Dadiseth
- Emanuel Derman – Co-developer of the Black-Derman-Toy model
- Vladimír Dlouhý – Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (1992–1997)
- William C. Dudley – President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Rahm Emanuel – Mayor of Chicago (2011–)
- Kazuo Inamori – Chairman of Japan Airlines (2010–)
- Óscar Fanjul – Founding Chairman and CEO of Repsol
- Michael D. Fascitelli – President & Trustee of Vornado Realty Trust
- Henry H. Fowler – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury (1965–1969)
- Gary Gensler – Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2009– )
- Judd Gregg – Governor of New Hampshire (1989–1993) and United States Senator from New Hampshire (1993–2011)
- Chris Grigg – CEO of British Land (2009– )
- Charlie Haas – Wrestler, who is working for World Wrestling Entertainment
- Victor Halbertstadt – Professor of Public Sector Finance at the University of Leiden
- Guy Hands – CEO of Terra Firma Capital Partners
- Jim Himes – member of the House of Representatives (2009–present), representing Connecticut
- Reuben Jeffery III – Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs (2007– )
- Neel Kashkari – Former Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability (2008–2009)
- Edward Lampert – Hedge Fund Manager of ESL Investments. Brought K-Mart out of Bankruptcy in 2003
- Gianni Letta – Secretary to the Council of Ministers of Italy under the governments of Silvio Berlusconi
- Arthur Levitt – Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (1993–2001)
- Klaus Luft – German businessman and Honorary Consul of Estonia to Bavaria
- Ian Macfarlane – Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (1996–2006)
- Tito Mboweni – Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa (1999–2009)
- Scott Mead – Photographer and an Investment Banker
- Karel Van Miert – European Commissioner for Transport and Consumer Protection (1989–1993) and European Commissioner for Competition (1993–1999)
- Carlos Moedas – European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
- R. Scott Morris – Former CEO of Boston Options Exchange
- Dambisa Moyo – Zambian economist and author of Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa
- Ashwin Navin – President and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc.
- Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau – Younger brother of Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
- Lucas Papademos Greek Economist
- Mark Patterson – Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States (2009–)
- Henry Paulson – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury (2006–2009)
- Romano Prodi – Prime Minister of Italy (1996–1998, 2006–2008) and President of the European Commission (1999–2004)
- Robert Rubin – Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, ex–Chairman of Citigroup
- Robert Steel – Former Chairman and President, Wachovia
- Gene Sperling – Director of the National Economic Council (2011–)
- Lawrence Summers – Secretary of the Treasury of the United States (1999–2001)
- John Thain – Former Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch, and former chairman of the NYSE
- Massimo Tononi – Treasury Undersecretary of the Ministry Of Economy and Finance of Italy (2006–2008)
- Malcolm Turnbull – Prime Minister of Australia (2015- )
- George Herbert Walker IV – Managing director at Neuberger Berman and member of the Bush family
- Robert Zoellick – United States Trade Representative (2001–2005), Deputy Secretary of State (2005–2006), World Bank President (2007–2012)
- Erik Åsbrink – Minister for Finance of Sweden (1996–1999)
- Tanvir Shahriar Ghani – Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tybourne Capital Management.