Grand Theft Europe: de gestolen btw-miljarden

07-05-19 08:21:00,

Er zit een gigantische weeffout in de Europese btw-systemen, waar professionele fraudeurs gretig misbruik van maken. Daardoor kunnen ze jaarlijks tientallen miljarden uit de schatkisten van EU-landen roven. De afgelopen maanden deed Follow the Money, in een samenwerkingsverband van 35 Europese mediapartners, onderzoek naar de grootste tak van fraude in de EU. Vandaag deel 1: hoe is het mogelijk dat deze fraude al ruim een kwart eeuw voortwoekert?

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  • In aanloop naar de Europese verkiezingen op 23 mei verenigden 63 journalisten van 35 media uit alle 28 EU-landen (plus Zwitserland en Noorwegen) zich onder de noemer #GrandTheftEurope om een grote doorlopende roof in kaart te brengen en aan de kaak te stellen: de btw-fraude. Op jaarbasis is daarmee nu zo’n 50 miljard gemoeid; geld dat de EU-burgers vervolgens moeten bijleggen.

  • Om de handel tussen EU-landen onderling te bevorderen, besloot men bij de invoering van de Europese vrije markt in 1993 op handel tussen bedrijven uit verschillende EU landen geen btw te heffen. Dit heet het nultarief.

  • Daardoor kunnen fraudeurs bijvoorbeeld computers of mobieltjes elders in de EU zonder btw inkopen en in eigen land met btw verkopen. De btw houden ze in eigen zak. De koper vraagt zijn betaalde btw vervolgens wel bij de Belastingdienst terug. Daardoor loopt de schatkist – en dus de belastingbetaler – 21 procent btw mis.

  • Fraudeurs zijn heel inventief: ze bedenken telkens nieuwe producten en vinden nieuwe landen om de btw-truc mee uit te halen. Door digitalisering is deze fraude nog makkelijker geworden. Digitale CO2-certificaten kunnen binnen enkele uren tientallen keren over de grens verhandeld worden zonder ze fysiek te hoeven verplaatsen.

  • Al 25 jaar kost dit de Europese belastingbetalers tientallen miljarden. De politiek doet er nauwelijks iets aan. Belastingdiensten blijken in de praktijk weinig gegevens te delen.

  • In de nieuwe aanpak van de EU van btw-fraude vervalt het nultarief en zullen landen voor elkaar btw gaan heffen en afdragen. Onder experts heerst grote twijfel of dit gaat werken.


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The New Grand Strategy Of The United States

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30-03-19 09:58:00,

Authored by Thierry Meysan via The Voltaire Network,

Many people think that the United States is very active, but does not succeed in much. For example, it is said that its wars in the Greater Middle East are a succession of failures. But for Thierry Meyssan, the USA has a coherent military, commercial and diplomatic strategy. According to its own objectives, it advances patiently, and is crowned with success.

 

It is commonly believed in the United States that the country has no Grand Strategy since the end of the Cold War.

A Grand Strategy is a vision of the world that one seeks to impose, and that all administrations must respect. So, even if you lose in one particular theatre of war, the fight continues in others, and finally ends in triumph. At the end of the Second World War, Washington chose to follow the directives set by ambassador George Keenan in his famous diplomatic telegramme. It proposed describing an alleged Soviet expansionism in order to justify containment of the USSR. Indeed, although the USA had lost the wars in Korea and Vietnam, it finished by prevailing.

It is very rare to be able to rethink a Grand Strategy, even if there were others during that period, in particular, with Charles De Gaulle in France.

Over the last eighteen years, Washington has been able to progressively set new objectives and new tactics with which to attain them.

1991-2001: a period of uncertainty

When the Soviet Union collapsed on 25 December 1991, Father Bush’s USA supposed that they no longer had any rivals. The victorious President by default demobilised 1 million soldiers and imagined a world of peace and prosperity. He liberalised the transfer of capitals so that the capitalists would be able to get richer and, he believed, thus enrich their fellow citizens.

However, capitalism is not a political project, but a means of making money. The major US businesses – not the federal state – therefore allied themselves with the Chinese Communist Party (the reason for Deng Xiaoping’s famous « journey to the South »). They delocalised their businesses with very low added value from the West to China, where the workers were uneducated,

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The new Grand Strategy of the United States, by Thierry Meyssan

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26-03-19 09:21:00,

Many people think that the United States is very active, but does not succeed in much. For example, it is said that its wars in the Greater Middle East are a succession of failures. But for Thierry Meyssan, the USA has a coherent military, commercial and diplomatic strategy. According to its own objectives, it advances patiently, and is crowned with success.

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The designers of the US Grand Strategy – Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his advisor, Admiral Arthur Cebrowski; President Donald Trump and his commercial advisor Peter Navarro; and finally Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his advisor Francis Fannon.

It is commonly believed in the United States that the country has no Grand Strategy since the end of the Cold War.

A Grand Strategy is a vision of the world that one seeks to impose, and that all administrations must respect. So, even if you lose in one particular theatre of war, the fight continues in others, and finally ends in triumph. At the end of the Second World War, Washington chose to follow the directives set by ambassador George Keenan in his famous diplomatic telegramme. It proposed describing an alleged Soviet expansionism in order to justify containment of the USSR. Indeed, although the USA had lost the wars in Korea and Vietnam, it finished by prevailing.

It is very rare to be able to rethink a Grand Strategy, even if there were others during that period, in particular, with Charles De Gaulle in France.

Over the last eighteen years, Washington has been able to progressively set new objectives and new tactics with which to attain them.

1991-2001: a period of uncertainty

When the Soviet Union collapsed on 25 December 1991, Father Bush’s USA supposed that they no longer had any rivals. The victorious President by default demobilised 1 million soldiers and imagined a world of peace and prosperity. He liberalised the transfer of capitals so that the capitalists would be able to get richer and, he believed, thus enrich their fellow citizens.

However, capitalism is not a political project, but a means of making money. The major US businesses – not the federal state – therefore allied themselves with the Chinese Communist Party (the reason for Deng Xiaoping’s famous « journey to the South »).

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Russiagate Grand Wizard Deceives Audience About Assange

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06-03-19 05:04:00,

When it was first revealed in November that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is under secret charges by the Trump administration, I spent the next few days being told by Russiagaters that this was proof that I have been wrong about their demented cold war cult all along, because #MuellerTime is fast approaching. At long last, they vehemently assured me, Assange was going to prison for working with Russia to deprive Queen Hillary of her rightful throne.

None of those people have come back to apologize or admit that they were wrong when subsequent evidence disproved their claims. None of them ever do.

As it turns out, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in a secret case investigating Assange for his 2010 role in the WikiLeaks publication of military war logs and diplomatic cables. Manning served seven years in prison for leaking those documents to the transparency advocacy outlet before her sentence was commuted by President Obama, meaning, obviously, that this sealed case has nothing to do with the 2016 leaks Russiagaters have been fiendishly obsessing over. Indeed, the Washington Post reported yesterday that “U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of grand jury secrecy, say the case is based on [Assange’s] pre-2016 conduct, not the election hacks that drew the attention of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.”

So there you have it. Democrats like Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden who have been cheering for Assange’s arrest have actually been cheering on the Trump administration’s prosecution of a journalist for publishing facts about Bush administration war crimes. They thought they were supporting the agenda to punish Assange for publishing leaks that hurt the Hillary campaign, but in reality they were defending two Republican administrations while helping to manufacture support for a prosecution that would set a devastating precedent for press freedoms throughout the entire world.

If you are unfamiliar with the work of Russiagate Grand Wizard Rachel Maddow, you might think she would report the revelation that an unfounded belief held by many of her acolytes has been completely and thoroughly disproven once and for all. If you are a bit more familiar with her,

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Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation: Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – Global Research

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11-02-19 08:09:00,

Michael Hudson explained that Washington “treat(s) Venezuela as an extension of the US economy, running a trade surplus in oil to spend in the United States or transfer its savings to US banks.”

Sanctions prevent Maduro’s government “from gaining access to its US bank deposits,” including state-owned CITGO refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.

The US plot involves “making it impossible for Venezuela to pay its foreign debt,” forcing the nation to default on its obligations, a pretext for the Trump regime to try seizing its foreign assets.

Making Venezuela’s economy scream aims to crush it into submission, leaving it vulnerable to stealing the nation by the US.

It’s held captive by US demands. Economic, financial and sanctions war transformed normality into crisis conditions.

Financial war can be more dangerous than standing armies, war waged by other means, raping nations and their people for profit.

Examples abound, including earlier in Chile under a US-installed military dictatorship, Greece transformed into a zombie country by the European Commission, ECB and IMF.

The latter financial institution is considered the loan shark of last resort for good reason, serving US-led Western monied interests at the expense of nations and their people.

Venezuela is being slowly suffocated by asymmetrical warfare, sucking out its financial oxygen to survive, wanting its wealth transferred to US interests.

According to a Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) study, US financial war on Venezuela since Maduro’s April 2013 election through 2017 cost the country $350 billion in lost production of goods and services.

The US has been systematically strangling its economy under Obama and Trump. What’s going on may be prelude to military intervention – unjustifiably justified by made-in-the-USA humanitarian crisis conditions and low oil prices.

Washington blocked Venezuela “from international financial markets, preventing it from using the credit market both to renew maturities and to make new loans,” the CELAG report explained.

Its dependency on revenues from oil sales made it highly vulnerable to US war by other means. The “economic consequences of the (US) boycott” of the country have been devastating, notably to its people.

Trump warned that he might intervene in Venezuela militarily,

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Le Grand Taboo; the Jewish stranglehold of France that no one dares to talk about. – Dutch Anarchy

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30-01-19 10:44:00,


With the current orgy of state sponsored violence of militant units in France against the French citizens it is clear that the entity that is occupying and controlling the former French republic is not of French origin. No native French official with a spark of conscience in his being would give the order to shoot and aim for the head on his or her ethnic brother or sister. History keeps repeating itself. The genocide of the native people in Russia by the Red Terror campaigns under the Bolsheviks and in China when Mao took power was orchestrated by the same parasitic alien entity that is causing the current wave of violence in France. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Nobel-Prize-winning novelist, historian and critic of Communist totalitarianism:

“You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the “Russian Revolution.” It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators.”

This powerful quote is also applicable for the dramatic collapse of France and the associated violence against the French citizens. It is of utmost importance that people start to recognize and identify the enemy within that is in control of their occupied country. If we do not expose the enemy and start to call them out then we, the gullible Goyim, are marked for yet another wave of genocidal violence. And the occupiers make no secret of that, they openly and dramatically brag about their alliance to another entity then the country that they reside in.

Recently A senior “French” politician has called on police to use shoot-to-kill tactics against France’s Yellow Vest protesters. Former French Education and Jewish Minister Luc Ferry demanded that police officers should start firing their weapons at demonstrators,

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Macron’s ‘grand national debate’ is like ‘SLEEPING GAS,’ Yellow Vests say

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15-01-19 04:05:00,

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to use nationwide debates, set to kick off on Tuesday, to tackle anger emanating from the Yellow Vests, but protesters and the opposition remain skeptical that he seeks genuine change.

By launching “grand national debates,” the president has promised to reach out to citizens and listen to everyone. “For me there is no banned issue,” Macron wrote in an open letter to the nation, published on Monday.

We won’t agree on everything, which is normal in a democracy. But at least, we will show that we are a people who are not afraid of talking, exchanging, debating.

The first round of the debates is set to kick off in the northern town of Grand Bourgtheroulde on Tuesday, with the president expected to attend. He is scheduled to hold a meeting with 600 mayors and local officials there.

Macron hopes that a frank nationwide discussion will lead to reconciliation with the Yellow Vest protesters whose massive rallies have been rocking Paris and other towns across France since November. Started as a grassroots movement against planned fuel tax hikes, the Yellow Vests evolved into broader voice to vent the anger towards the government. Their demands grew to include the resignation of President Macron.

The clashes with police and the chaotic atmosphere during the rallies have left at least 10 people dead and more than a thousand have been detained.

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In his letter, Macron offered to answer a variety of questions, such as which taxes should be lowered and whether France should have more referendums.

Some of the issues put up for debate were ostensibly not connected with the recent protests, like the question over whether the government should set annual immigration targets.

The protests have already prompted Macron to offer concessions. He promised a minimum wage rise and to roll back the planned fuel tax hike. While pledging more dialogue on Monday, the president emphasized that he will not allow a complete redo of his pro-business reforms and won’t return the scrapped wealth tax.

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Eine Grand Jury einberufen, um über das Vorhandensein von Sprengstoff im WTC am 11. September zu entscheiden

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17-12-18 09:09:00,

Ein Rechtsanwaltskomitee für eine Untersuchung des 11. September (Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry) ist in New York im Februar 2018 entstanden. Im April hat es eine 52 Seiten lange Petition mit 57 Beweisstücken beim Staatsanwalt des Süd-Distrikt von New York eingereicht. Am Ende der vorgeschriebenen Frist von sechs Monaten hat dieser eine Grand Jury ernannt, um die Beschwerde zu prüfen.

Bis jetzt stellt der Rechtsanwalt-Ausschuss die Busch-Version der Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 nicht in Frage. Er äußerte sich nicht über den Einschlag der beiden Flugzeuge, die zwei der drei Gebäude zerstört haben. Er konzentriert sich ausschließlich auf das Vorhandensein von Sprengstoffen in den Türmen WTC1, WTC2 und WTC7. Er stellt fest, dass die Rolle, die sie an diesem Tag gespielt haben, ein Bundes-Verbrechen darstellt, das bis jetzt gerichtlich nicht verfolgt wurde.

In der Vergangenheit ist Staatsanwalt Geoffrey S. Berman während zwei Jahren der Partner von Rudy Giuliani, Bürgermeister von New York zum Zeitpunkt des Sachverhalts gewesen. Herr Giuliani hatte seine Mitbürger aufgerufen, damit sie die von Linien-Flugzeugen getroffenen Türme WTC1 und WTC2 evakuieren, da seiner Meinung nach ein Risiko bestand, dass die Türme einstürzen könnten. Jedoch waren die Gebäude gebaut worden, um viel heftigeren Erschütterungen standzuhalten.

Die Grand Jury sollte im Jahr 2019 angehört werden. Es wird das erste Mal sein, 18 Jahre nach den Verbrechen, dass ein ziviles (und nicht militärisches) amerikanisches Gericht sich auf einen Aspekt der Anschläge vom 11.September konzentrieren wird.

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Horst Frohlich

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9/11 Truth Gets A Grand Jury | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

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01-12-18 09:50:00,

By corbettreport

Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

This week:

Story #1:

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Audit https://reut.rs/2TjIwzC

Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed; How US Military Spending Keeps Rising Even As The Pentagon Flunks Its Audit https://bit.ly/2TRBgeG

The Missing Money https://bit.ly/2KkaaYM

NWNW Flashback: After Trillions Mysteriously Go ‘Missing,’ DoD Getting Audited for First Time in History (Dec. 14, 2017) https://bit.ly/2FOiUs1

Story #2:

Attorney Takes First Step Toward Prosecuting Explosive Destruction of World Trade Center on 9/11 https://bit.ly/2FJNKBZ

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman Will Comply With 18 USC Section 3332 https://bit.ly/2QjM9Ha

Response From DOJ On Lawyers’ Committee For 9/11 Inquiry https://bit.ly/2P8sBkh

Lawyers Petition for 9/11 Grand Jury https://bit.ly/2BEqfGh

Story #3:

Alert Ready System Tested Across Canada for Second Time https://tgam.ca/2KF33dS

Did You Get The Message? Canada Tests Its Emergency Alert System https://bit.ly/2r6oXxQ

Hawaii Man Sues State, Says Missile-Alert Panic Caused Near-Fatal Heart Attack https://cbsn.ws/2P7zmCJ

State Review Prompted By False Missile Alert Months Behind Schedule https://bit.ly/2QveOJu



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The Grand Irony Of RussiaGate: The US Becomes More Like The USSR Every Day

The Grand Irony Of RussiaGate: The US Becomes More Like The USSR Every Day

10-08-18 09:57:00,

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

When the Soviet regime exiled Sakharov in 1980, everybody assumed the USSR was permanent and impregnable to collapse.

There are many ironies in the RussiaGate drama, but none greater than this: The U.S. becomes more like the former U.S.S.R. every day. Longtime correspondent Bart D. sketches out the irony:

I look at the US economy and what I see in actual everyday life is that corrupted capitalism has resulted in the same problems for average citizens as what crony communism did for the citizens of the USSR.

Poor consumer choice. Poor resource allocation. Poor quality consumer products. Poor environmental management/outcomes. Hyper-vigilance and hyper-control of Government over its people. Dodgy Utilities. The difference is that the Soviet Union had a better healthcare system than USA currently has and better housing availability for common people.

How’s the irony! Capitalism and Communism ultimately end up with similar outcomes and for the same reason: Cartel behaviours and cronyism.

Exactly. When the system is rigged to benefit insiders, cartels, cronies and elites at the expense of the many “outsiders,” the status quo must mask this reality with propaganda and Big Lies: that is, keep repeating the lie until people believe it due to its embrace by “experts” and authorities.

Case in point: inflation. The masses consuming the mainstream media apparently accept the Big Lie that inflation (i.e. loss of purchasing power of our money) is 2%, i.e. near zero.

But the reality is quite different: stagnant wages + soaring real-world inflation = lower standards of living, which is precisely what the bottom 80% of American households have been experiencing for the past decade of “growth” and “recovery.”

The citizens of the old Soviet regime had a wry saying: they pretend to pay us and we pretend to work. I propose a variation for the hapless US citizenry:

They pretend inflation is low and we pretend to be prosperous.

The current clampdown on social media and alternative media in America is ripped right from the playbook of the Soviet regime. 

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