NATO – free content

NATO – free content

NATO - free content
Depending on the region and which conflict between countries you follow, it is with high likelihood that one organisation seems to be coming up frequently: the intergovernmental military alliance of 30 countries – NATO. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was signed in Washington 04.04.1949 and “constitutes a system of collective security, whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party”. NATO, originally was set up as a defence treaty only, meanwhile it has morphed into an organisation that has even conducted war-type “peacekeeping” missions in various parts of the world, e.g. Afghanistan. Aside from the very questionable motive and reasoning for entering a conflict in a part of the world that has no economic or political significance for Europe, and as a result losing their sons and billions of dollars in military spending: the question arises what is the real motive behind this supranational military power …

Aphasia

Aphasia

Aphasia
Over the past week Hollywood mourned the loss of one of their biggest stars to the condition of Aphasia. According to wikipedia he is one of the highest grossing actors – the movies he has starred in have grossed over 5 billion US dollars. Bruce Willis, internationally well known for his action roles over the last three plus decades, has announced that he is going to retire from acting due to the severity of the condition of aphasia that he was diagnosed with in March of this year. Aphasia is a condition that affects the ability to communicate. It is estimated that about 1 million people in the US are diagnosed with it. It can affect your speech …

The New Russian Ruble – or how to Play Three Dimensional War Chess

The New Russian Ruble – or how to Play Three Dimensional War Chess

The New Russian Ruble - or how to Play Three Dimensional War Chess
On Wednesday March 23, 2022, the Bank of Russia announced a fixed price of 5’000 rubles per gram of gold. In a sense this decision pegs the Ruble to the price of gold. The formal explanation is to curb and stabilize the Russian currency in the present times of turmoil. It fits the “Grandmaster” scheme of Putin, who, in the future, demands to be paid in the Russian Ruble for commodities. Meaning, indirectly his decision could be the start of a reintroduction of a form of gold standard to the world of currencies. Clearly the opposite to the present “King of Currencies” – the US-dollar. A game plan/strategy the Russians obviously were following for years, since they and their allies (the Chinese) were buying a lot of physical gold (when gold was cheap). Currently the Russian Bank holds more than 2’300 physical tons, whereas the US reports to hold …