Skip to comments.Soros Waging Financial War on U.S.?
Posted on 11/28/2004 5:30:54 AM PST by shubi
Time magazine has characterized financier George Soros as a "modern-day Robin Hood," who robs from the rich to give to the poor countries of eastern Europe and Russia. It claimed that Soros makes huge financial gains by speculating against western central banks, in order to use his profits to help the emerging post-communist economies of eastern Europe and former Soviet Union, to assist them to create what he calls an "Open Society." The Time statement is entirely accurate in the first part, and entirely inaccurate in the second. He robs from rich western countries, and uses his profits to rob even more savagely from the East, under the cloak of "philanthropy." His goal is to loot wherever and however he can. Soros has been called the master manipulator of "hit-and-run capitalism."
As we shall see, what Soros means by "open," is a society that allows him and his financial predator friends to loot the resources and precious assets of former Warsaw Pact economies. By bringing people like Jeffrey Sachs or Sweden's Anders Aslund and their economic shock therapy into these economies, Soros lays the groundwork for buying up the assets of whole regions of the world at dirt-cheap prices.
The man who broke the Bank of England?
An examination of Soros's secretive financial network is vital to understand the true dimension of the "Soros problem" in eastern Europe and other nations.
(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...
Several million even a few billion can't take down a 10 Trillion dollar economy. It only takes one wrong move in the speculative markets to wipe Soros out.
What an insult to Robin Hood
And I believe there are lots of very smart people out there who will team up and they are just waiting for him to make the mistake that will take him down.
Somebody with resources needs to take on this monster.
This needs to be reported more in the media. Although Soros' tactics and obejectives are widely known in the financial community and, especially among Central Bankers, the average citizen and the average Democrat think he IS like Robin Hood or a white knight. The boys in the big markets know what he is about though.
I'm always wary of people with names that can be used in palindromes
Okay! Let's Roll!
You said it. Any suggestions?
LOL! ..... hadn't thoughta that......
I learned that from mom and dad.
I recall good ol' George saying he would enter a monastery if Dubya won reelection. Any news? Has he donned a cloak and a chastity belt yet?
I won't bet the ranch on it. Sigh...
Perhaps comparisons to "Friar Duck" would be more pertinent.
You know, you can also change the letters around, and it spells SO SOR.
The more I read about Geroge Soros, the more he scares the crap outta me.
To think we're backing his guy in the Ukraine...
"Soros specializes in weakening/collapsing the currencies of entire nations for his own selfish interests. Other people suffer so he can get rich. He "supports" anything that brings down societies (i.e., legalization of drugs, manipulating outcomes to the election, oppositions to the Iraq war, fronting radical left leaning groups like the Tide Foundation, etc.). He tries to portray himself as a person who wants equality for all, but in reality all he wants is to enrich himself and manipulate others."
This is exactly what concerns me. I am also concerned that Soros seems to coordinate his activities with the leftist press. They are harping on the weakness of the dollar against the Euro lately. I would be that Soros is short on the dollar and investing in the Euro to make the spread steeper.
It would also not surprise me a bit to see Soros enriching Dan Rather and others of his ilk as a bribe to support his schemes. (I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it really does need to be investigated)
The left always uses Robin Hood as a model and an comparison to what they do. In reality, Robin Hood stole from the government who overtaxed the people and gave the people back their money, which is a tax cut. Robin Hood was a conservative.
Conservatives don't wear tights :-)
"The left always uses Robin Hood as a model and an comparison to what they do. In reality, Robin Hood stole from the government who overtaxed the people and gave the people back their money, which is a tax cut. Robin Hood was a conservative."
Well said! *Applause*
Soros probably entered an Islamofacist monastery, which contains 72 "virgins".
i postulated this a long time ago. whatever that's worth. not only soros, but his nanny, the EU.
Porter Goss has the resources. A tap on the shoulder and a warning should send Soros looking for a new game to play.
I don't know the details of Soros' methods, and I don't agree with his stated political goals, but if he is exploiting some ecenomic weakness that the US has, we have only ourselves as a nation to blame.
By this I mean that we are running up enormous and potentially dangerous budget deficits, tear after year after year. In the short-term, we can survive that and use it to attain short-term goals (eg, fund the war on terror), but sooner rather than later we must exercise fiscal restraint. We must also put in place mechanisms to maintain that restraint, and foster and promote ideas (an FR specialty!) to more productively invest our dollars.
We need meaningful tax simplification. This will promote economic freedom and creativity, and greatly reduce investment in non-productive resources (ie, IRS, tax accountants, tax attorneys, non-beneficial investments made as to avoid taxes), and reduce counter-productive stress on virtually every taxpayer.
We need meaningful tort reform for the same reasons.
We need significant abortion reform. As an evangelical Christian, I can only imagine how displeased God is with the moral decline in our country, beginning with this issue. I can only imagine the blessings He has waiting for us if only we turn our hearts toward Him. (I'm gonna get flamed by others out there, I know. Better by you than by Him.) Fear God, not George Soros.
Yet Soros agrees that Putin is sending Russia right back into the old USSR days.
We don't need the government for that.
Soros has had massive short positions on the US dollar.
Given its fall over the past 18 months and, especially in the last six, Soros may have doubled the billions he already had.
Hmmmm ..... Porter Goss ..... Let's e-mail him!!
George Soros is NOT the kind of guy who I'd trust. This guy's anti-war on terror, and his view of an Open Society is pretty scary.
Between Soros and Putin, I'd prefer Putin.
I prefer neither and distrust both equally.
Soros has made his billions looking for asset balances that are out of kilter from reality (US$ vs Euro) for instance. He is much maligned for making a killing off of the collapse of the British pound a number of years ago. But who do you blame when a government intervenes in a market to prop up its currency and maintain a value contrary to the equilibrium free-market value? The speculator who sees the opportunity and takes advantage or the government that tries to manipulate the market in a sustained fashion over a long period of time?
Who are other infamous 'palindromes' in recent history. You may be on to something, but I can't recall any. Is Clinton a palindrome? No....
OGRE GORE SOS
EGG ROE OR SOS
GEORGE OR SOS
SOROS is a very strange character. He has an almost delusional view of himself as a great philosopher, and combines this with a lust for power and influence. This is the same combination we saw in Kim Il-Sung, and which is carried on in the propaganda for his son, and was true for Mao and Enver Hoxha and all the rest.
Soros is Jewish, but is uninterested in Jewish religion, and calls himself an atheist. (Actually, it is probably more accurate to say that he is his own god.) In his currency manipulations and his political gaming, and his advice-giving to various rulers, he almost perfectly fits the anti-semitic stereotype. Goebbels would have loved him. That is scary. It is almost as if Soros had read anti-semitic conspiracy theories, and just thought that they were good scripts worth acting out.
I should add that Soros shows almost no interest in Israel or its security. He certainly does not pull any strings on Israel's behalf. Likewise, he shows no loyalty to Western values except insofar as our freedoms allow him a base of operations. His hatred of President Bush seems to be a reaction to a leader of strength who is thus (in his eyes) a rival, and also a defender of traditions from which Soros has broken. Soros shows no such disdain for weak, inefficient, corrupt leaders, such as Kofi Annan. Soros seems to be the type of personality who prefers leaders like Kerry, who can be "good losers."
In his pro-Kerry campaign ads in the Wall Street Journal, Soros played himself up as someone who "made billions in the market," as if his currency manipulations would make him admirable to capitalistic conservatives. The subtext seemed to be saying, "Hey look, I am one of you, my fellow capitalist swine, and look how smart I must be! I must be a genius, so hearken to my opinions."
Well if he entered a monastery wouldn't he have to divest himself of all worldly possessions? There are numerous organizations that would welcome his donations. Somehow I think this is just about as likely as me winning the lottery. No, on second thought I think I stand a better chance of winning the lottery than ever seeing old Mr. Soros chanting in a monastery.
One thing for sure, the man is old and his end will come and all the money in the world won't stop death and what comes thereafter.
Today, [what Richard Poe calls the 'Democrat "digital brownshirt" movement'] is well-funded and tightly disciplined. Its headquarters is the Center for American Progress (CAP), a far-left think tank launched in July 2003. Headed by former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta and funded with $3 million from George Soros, CAP serves as the premier platform for Hillary Clintons political activism.
One of CAPs missions, according to its charter, is to run "rapid response" media campaigns, for the purpose of debunking and discrediting troublesome press reports. In this respect, CAPs mission echoes that of the so-called "War Room" which Hillary first operated during the 1992 presidential campaign. According to the Washington Post:
"The war room was set up to gather as much intelligence as possible and quickly turn it to Clintons advantage. Campaign advisors tried to anticipate what stories reporters were working on in hopes of shaping those stories before they were written."
Critical to the War Rooms success was James Carvilles so-called "rapid-response team" an elite band of spinmeisters who prided themselves on their ability to intercept a Clinton scandal report at midnight and turn it around to Clintons advantage by 7 am the next morning.
Remember. Soros lost over a billion dollars when the IndoChina currency crisis hit.
"I am for a national sales tax and transaction tax that totally eliminates the IRS."
Be careful about the transaction tax. If implemented as some propose, it becomes a huge obstacle to free flow of efficient investment by taxing all investment transactions, which would grind Wall Street to a halt.
"By this I mean that we are running up enormous and potentially dangerous budget deficits, tear after year after year. In the short-term, we can survive that and use it to attain short-term goals (eg, fund the war on terror), but sooner rather than later we must exercise fiscal restraint."
Although I agree that fiscal restraint is in order, the budget deficit dangers are being overblown. Here's a good explanation from Thomas Sowell
A future analysis of political power may read similarly:
One of the big advantages the Republicans had was their ability to raise many voters, while the Democrats were dedicated to killing their children through abortion.
Gold, Eh??? Well, now I'll fix him. I'm going to sell both ounces tomorrow!!
Maybe someone could talk Bill Gates into "waging war" on Soros?
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