Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High Stakes Chess Match for Argentina

If Argentina were in a high-stakes chess match, the country’s actions this week would be the equivalent of flipping over all the pieces on the board. – David Dayen, Fiscal Times, August 22, 2014

By Ellen Brown

Argentina is playing hardball with the vulture funds, which have been trying to force it into an involuntary bankruptcy.

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The above-linked article, posted at Global Research, poses the possibility that Argentina may be forced to give up its resource rich Patagonia region to the predatory vulture capitalists who are now trying to bleed the country. See also: Patagonia: A Popular Spot for Israelis–key quote:

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‘I was severely tested by the plots of the Jews’

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“I was severely tested by the plots of the Jews”–words of the Apostle Paul

Was the Apostle expressing something that millions–perhaps even billions–of people nowadays could easily relate to?

From Venezuela to Ukraine, from Iran to Occupied Palestine, from Syria to Russia, from Argentina to New Zealand—and certainly here in the US—there are, I suspect, quite a few people nowadays finding themselves “severely tested by the plots of the Jews.”

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Jewish Vulture Capitalists, Armed with US Court Ruling, Target Argentina; Country’s Bankruptcy Said Possible

[ Ed. note: No one seems to be posing this question, including the author of the otherwise very informative piece below, but I will pose it here: is the economic assault upon Argentina motivated strictly by greed on the part of a Jewish hedge fund capitalist, or are there other considerations at play as well? And if the latter, could it possibly involve pay back for Argentina’s opening up of diplomatic relations with Iran, including in the matter of investigating the 20-year-old AMIA bombing?]

By Conn Hallinan

It is no surprise that right-wing Republican and hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer should be trying to wring hundreds of millions of dollars out of Argentina for a debt that Buenos Aires doesn’t really owe him. He screwed tens of millions of dollars out of poverty-stricken Peru and the Republic of Congo using the same financial sleight of hand. What may surprise people, however, is that key leaders in the administration of former President Bill Clinton are helping him do it.

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