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The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in. Kindly also use it as an open thread.

There is some superb commentary in the previous chronicles, so for all our readers, as one Chronicle follows the other and there is overlap, it is worthwhile taking in the commentary.


It is wall to wall fútbal out there.  When my technical Twitter feeds are taken over with fútbal, it is time to take an easy day.  Yesterday was a major day.   The US Dollar is now extremely toxic, and seen as such by the world.

Two interesting tidbits – Lula da Silva says:  “Today I received with satisfaction a letter from President Xi Jinping, reinforcing his congratulations on the election result, the friendship and global strategic partnership between our countries, and the long-term vision of relations between Brazil and China.”

And also from Brazil: The Brazilian Senate Approves Lula Da Silva’s Social Plan. He is off to a good start, having appointed his first five senior ministers.

We will have the B back in Brics.

Some news from South Africa: The current president is being pushed to resign or get out or something. I am not keeping up to date with the details. But, I am told that the current president basically ignores all BRICS issues inside of the country, and that he is clearly now a western stooge.


Earlier on I spoke about gossip that we get from the massive Saudi / Xi Jinping meets. There are actually three summits going on. Besides the major Saudi/China with Xi Jinping summit, there is a China-Gulf summit and a China-Arab summit, which will also be held with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Arab states expected to attend.

So, this is what I was waiting for. It is just a small note: Ditching the Dollar? Chinese President: Concerted effort with Gulf nations to create payment system in local currencies – Al Arabiya.  I do not find that specific quote from Al Arabiya, but the quote is reported by RT India.  It is there for sure.

UPDATE: It’s done and dusted.  For Christmas we get a dead dollar. New Big Business in this world will be done in the Yuan / Renminbi

China to use Shanghai exchange for yuan energy deals with Gulf nations – Xi

Here is press on the joint communique:  https://english.alarabiya.net/News/saudi-arabia/2022/12/09/Saudi-Arabia-China-release-joint-statement-after-Xi-Jinping-s-visit-to-Riyadh


December 9th

Putin on Economic Outlook for Russia

At the Eurasian Economic Council Summit in Kyrgyzstan, the Russian President has been speaking about the latest trends:

📍Russia continues efforts to reduce inflation
📍Confident of reducing budget deficit from 2% this year to 0.7% in 2025
📍Decline in GDP this year 2.9%, 0.9% forecast next year – situation will continue to improve
📍Gas prices ten-times higher in Europe compared to Eurasian Council region
📍Informal meeting on New Year’s Eve between former Soviet nation leaders in St. Petersburg

Take a look at the last statement.  It is of tremendous importance as another step is being taken in building our world yet again.

In addition, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states have signed agreements to implement financial industrial cooperation equivalent to $270bn – here is the kicker – in non-dollar terms.


The exchange with the US – Brittney Griner for Viktor Bout

RT EXCLUSIVE – Viktor Bout: “West Believes it Didn’t Finish Us Off in 1990”

Bout spoke to RT’s Maria Butina in his first interview after being released from American prison.

Emotions: “We still need to find words to describe it all. You probably understand me. After 14 years… And in the language environment, it’s even difficult to find the right words to describe all this.”

Attitude towards him in prison: “Since it is located in such a traditionally “red belt” of America… I have not met with such Russophobia. Basically, almost all of my fellow prisoners were set up with some kind of sympathy for Russia.”

Attitude of the West to Russia: “The West believes that they did not finish us off in 1990, when the Soviet Union began to disintegrate. And what we’re trying to do now… live… and not to depend on anyone, to be a truly independent power… of course, this is shocking news for them.”

I’ve seen in the US patriot-type sources (and old warmaker with a broom on his top lip – John Bolton) great unhappiness about this prisoner exchange.  The commentary is that it is close to ‘surrendering’ to Russia, and everyone wanted Paul Whelan released (a retired US Marine convicted of espionage).   Russia now has a strong voice and a strong negotiating position.  It’s time for these groupings to understand that – Russia will be a truly independent power.  The time of manifest destiny is over. You are going to have to negotiate as equal, and not as controlling partners.


The gossip from the China/Arab summit is that the new agreements are to be in Yuan (Renminbi), for oil at least.


Apologists will make excuses for these coups. They always do

Sure, not every coup is as simple as a blatant Pinochet-style military coup

But these are a new kind of coups, using hybrid war, lawfare, 4th Generation Warfare

Don’t let disingenuous appeals to “nuance” distract you

— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) December 8, 2022

Operation Condor is not a conspiracy theory.

http://www.cels.org.ar/especiales/plancondor/en/#una-asociacion-ilicita-para-reprimir-opositores

Operation Condor is (was … and is now re-implemented by the looks of things) a criminal conspiracy to forcibly disappear people across international borders.  Operation Condor coordinated repression among the countries of the Southern Cone.  There were court hearings in Rome and in Buenos Aires.  Eventually one of these ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy and the Operation’s scope was proven in its full magnitude.

Only the methods by which to disappear people have changed. Now we create new leaders out of thin air and remove others via lawfare.  Why now you may ask.  Simple, they could not get to Lula.  I’ll add the comments of other Latin American leaders who know this methodology and protect themselves against it daily, in a formal post.

Added: Latin American Coups


Xi Jinping is received in Saudi with purple carpets.  Red for VIP’s and purple for Royals.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2212441/business-economy

A comment from a China group that I belong to:
Xi article in Saudi newspaper titled:
Carry forward thousands years of friendship, working together for a beautiful future.
The article make an Important note that Saudi is also a participent of ancient Chinese silk road.
 
Just like Afghanistan Taliban leader mentioned earlier that China never invaded Afghanistan despite having a common border, Dr. MAHATHIR OF Malaysia also once said the same thing. So as Indonesia defence minister.
 
In the 21st century, under the protection of Russia and China, they world will become more and more daring to display their hatred against the crusaders, the crusaders will not only be down down and down, but become self isolated due to their aggressions.

http://m.chinanews.com/wap/detail/zw/gn/2022/12-08/9910519.shtml


US Plans 2 More Years of Ukraine Conflict – FM Spox Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova claims that based on documents for the supply of weapons, the United States plans to maintain hostilities in Ukraine at least until the end of 2025.


Who will ever sign an agreement with these criminals again?

Merkel’s confession about Minsk Agreements a solid bid for a tribunal — diplomat

According to Maria Zakharova, the ex-Chancellor’s confession “says the horrible: fraud as modus operandi of the West – machinations, manipulations, all kinds of distortion of truth, law and justice imaginable”

https://tass.com/politics/1547779

MOSCOW, December 8. /TASS/. The confession made by German ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel’s in her interview for Die Zeit that the Minsk Agreements were signed in order to buy time for Ukraine to prepare for a military standoff with Russia could be used for an investigation in a tribunal, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.

“A lot is being said today about the legal assessment of the situation around Ukraine, about some tribunals and all kinds of that thing,” she noted. “This, however, is a solid bid for a tribunal. The things that Merkel said in her interview – this is a testimony of a person, who stated it directly that everything that was done in 2014 and 2015 had only one goal: to divert the global community’s attention from the real problems, to buy some time, to pump the Kiev regime with weapons and to lead the situation to a large-scale conflict.”

According to Zakharova, the ex-Chancellor’s confession “says the horrible: fraud as modus operandi of the West – machinations, manipulations, all kinds of distortion of truth, law and justice imaginable.”

“They [Western representatives – TASS] knew it back then, in 2015, already, when they held hours-long talks, they knew that they would never implement it, that they would pump the Kiev regime with weapons,” the diplomat underscored. “They had no mercy for anyone: women, children, civilians of Donbass and Ukraine in general. They needed conflict, and they were ready for it back then already, back in 2015.”

Merkel’s confession

Speaking in her interview for Die Zeit, published on December 7, Merkel said the following:

“The 2014 Minsk Agreement was an attempt to buy time for Ukraine. Ukraine used this time to become stronger, as you can see today. Ukraine in 2014-2015 and Ukraine today are not the same.”

According to the ex-Chancellor, “it was clear for everyone” that the conflict was suspended and the problem was not resolved, “but it was exactly what gave Ukraine the priceless time.”

She doubted that, back then, NATO member states could provide aid to Kiev in the same volumes that they do now.


WoW: Ceremony for Xi Jinping

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago
Reply to  amarynth

Of course, I knew there was absolutely no harm intended Amarynth. Leibnitz is an absolutely fascinating and brilliant visionary to study. He was coming up with solutions for our present-day debacle 300 years before his time. I always find intellectuals with multidisciplinary backgrounds to be so much more productive and… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

The Saudis are out on a looong limb. The Beast is not fully dead and they dare to double time? The look on the [Governor of Riyadh’s?] face says it all. https://t.me/rocknrollgeopolitics/5822 Fear. They took the leap and are counting on the Emperor’s good graces.. He is peering very closely… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

It’s becoming really fascinating now AHH, as the hegemon loses one strategic area after another. They have already lost Africa and now are in the process of losing the ME, which is so hugely strategic on so many different levels. It’s only a matter of time before they are chucked… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
1 month ago

Yes dear Col, Your words stimulated me to write a report on Yemen. I haven’t had much energy lately, convalescing from common cold. I hope to finish editing it and submit soon. Thanks to all for patience. You spoke for me regarding ongoing covid shenanigans. Judicial diktat bereft of reason… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  amarynth

I do think some Saudis mean well and wish to change. But we are sons of our fathers and it is hard to change tack after sailing a particular route for 10,000 years.. The Saudis lost the Yemen war in summer 2015, like the the Ukies lost theirs in March… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

The KSA spends 6.6% of their GDP on “defence”… ostensibly more than double what the US does at 3.2%. Of course, an adjustment needs to be made to give these figures context, given that a huge percentage of the US GDP is FIRE sector money recycling and completely unproductive in… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago

BABY WILL UPDATE The word is that the parents have got independent advice from overseas experts, and because Baby Will has been making good weight gain progress and is showing positive signs with his heart function that there is most no real urgency in getting the operation done, let alone… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
1 month ago

BABY WILL UPDATE Dec #2 … quoted from the WCH statement… Update (8 Dec 9 pm UTC): The family reports that just before midnight local time Thursday night, Will was removed from their hospital room by five uniformed police officers. He is currently in the PICU awaiting the operation that was… Read more »

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QC?
QC?
1 month ago

Appear to be good news (for now)… Baby Will Update: New Zealand baby, Will, is out of surgery and doing well. Will’s Dad say’s, “what we’ve been hearing, from legitimate sources, is that two days ago, blood was taken from people that were not injected for Will’s blood type.” pic.twitter.com/Ok7xym6t9F —… Read more »

North East
1 month ago

Huh..Plan Condor. Just as in the movie, Three Days of the Condor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Days_of_the_Condor (1975 or 1976) I wonder who or what inspired the screenwriter to write the script. Must have overheard some chatter. The coup / meddling is highly predictable. If the US is going to be kicked out of Asia… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  amarynth

North East, “Three Days of the Condor” is one of my favorites. I rewatched it just some months ago. It made quite an impression on me from the first viewing. I learn something new each time. In hindsight, i wonder now much of it was not a reveal but a threat… Read more »

North East
1 month ago
Reply to  amarynth

There it is. I always say that actions reflect intentions. US has wanted to deploy medium range delivery systems for a very long time. The pretext used to withdraw from the INF is meaningless – absolutely hellbent as the US sees that there’s an advantage to be gained and that… Read more »

North East
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

Hi AHH, The movie made quite an impression on me as well when I first saw it on television (90’s). Growing up, it was impossible to see the world the same way after that. “..now much of it was not a reveal but a threat to those in the deep… Read more »

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QC?
QC?
1 month ago

Saw this @ zods but I am still technically-challenged HA HA 😀 Telegram Now Allows No-SIM SignupDecember 7th, 2022 If you didn’t use Telegram because it required a phone number, they have changed that. Via: Telegram: With this update, you can have a Telegram account without a SIM card and… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago

Yes, futbol is on everyone’s mind. I have been traveling, then busy and sick, and neglected to pay attention, but when even my teen daughters perk up and wax about Morocco, something’s up. A World Cup full of symbolism. Held in arab land, with favorite Argentina suffering huge upset in… Read more »

AHH
AHH
1 month ago
Reply to  AHH

Compañeros,  It’s all a cruel distraction. Yesterday Mercouris said the US sourced Ukie tank parts from Morocco.. I’ve not trusted Morocco for years.. A loyal hangeron of the “Royals club” along with the GCC and Brits.. Quid pro Quo? All sports are influenced to a degree by the mob. And… Read more »

QC?
QC?
1 month ago

Some heavy-hitters here… (I’m deliberately not commenting any, so you, friend from all the worlds, have the full space to digest what you want) Dec 07, 2022 Sirius Report: The Decline of Unipolarity Began in 1929, Multipolarity is the Real Reset https://www.bitchute.com/video/tOP_FBEukYI/ Reserve currency gold and inflation w/E.B. Tucker (Live)… Read more »