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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 11:39 AM Aug 2013

Larry Summers and the 'End Game' memo [View all]

By Greg Palast

When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain evil, I just couldn't believe it.

The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy: that in the late 1990s, the top US Treasury officials secretly conspired with a small cabal of banker big-shots to rip apart financial regulation across the planet. When you see 26.3 percent unemployment in Spain, desperation and hunger in Greece, riots in Indonesia and Detroit in bankruptcy, go back to this End Game memo, the genesis of the blood and tears.

The Treasury official playing the bankers’ secret End Game was Larry Summers. Today, Summers is Barack Obama’s leading choice for Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, the world’s central bank. If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn’t be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time in some dungeon reserved for the criminally insane of the finance world.

The memo is authentic.

I had to fly to Geneva to get confirmation and wangle a meeting with the Secretary General of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy. Lamy, the Generalissimo of Globalisation, told me,

“The WTO was not created as some dark cabal of multinationals secretly cooking plots against the people... We don’t have cigar-smoking, rich, crazy bankers negotiating.”

Then I showed him the memo.

It begins with Larry Summers’ flunky, Timothy Geithner, reminding his boss to call the Bank bigshots to order their lobbyist armies to march:


It was a conspiracy ... oh wait I used that word....
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Larry Summers and the 'End Game' memo [View all] Ichingcarpenter Aug 2013 OP
Holy crap! This is explosive. hedda_foil Aug 2013 #1
Yes it is Ichingcarpenter Aug 2013 #2
Wonder if the Bat Signal is up yet? Junkdrawer Aug 2013 #6
Greg better watch out Ichingcarpenter Aug 2013 #8
just incredible questionseverything Aug 2013 #7
China signed on reluctantly Ichingcarpenter Aug 2013 #11
You're not supposed to say that!!! Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2013 #55
Is it OK to call it an agenda, a consensus plan HereSince1628 Aug 2013 #66
I was being facetious .... Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2013 #70
Yes, nothing is going to change. nt Mojorabbit Sep 2013 #127
4 years before 9/11. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #88
Savvy! blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #90
re-reading Shock Doctine, and Klein's Rolling Stone piece on China nashville_brook Aug 2013 #3
if I recall... Locrian Aug 2013 #52
First thing I thought of when reading the OP was "Shock Doctrine." Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2013 #56
5th rec! elehhhhna Aug 2013 #4
Oh please, people! Let's get a little realistic here. Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2013 #5
And it's happening all over again, same people, in secret, with the TPP. pa28 Aug 2013 #9
The fix is in. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #91
K&R...Glad to see this! KoKo Aug 2013 #10
WRONG - whatever Wall St wants Obama gets for them FreakinDJ Aug 2013 #40
This is much closer to the truth - TBF Aug 2013 #43
Maybe because they threaten to destroy the world's economy again if Amonester Aug 2013 #81
Not a chance. Nothing other than imagination supports this assertion. AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #82
What makes you so certain? Amonester Aug 2013 #83
You say, "They pulled it once." In reality, they never contacted Obama or anyone else at an AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #84
Ok, but you also have no evidence they never contacted anyone in his administration Amonester Aug 2013 #85
Oh come on. delrem Aug 2013 #89
in some dream world of your own creation perhaps,. not in this reality though. Civilization2 Aug 2013 #103
"No evidence of never" means nothing. caseymoz Aug 2013 #104
Other than Wall St. Financiers funded his 2008 campaign FreakinDJ Aug 2013 #98
I agree 100% with you that Wall St. Financiers AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #112
Criminal. blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #92
Quite. nt bemildred Aug 2013 #12
K&R DeSwiss Aug 2013 #13
Exactly Hydra Aug 2013 #17
Love that quote. Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2013 #57
K & R n/t glinda Aug 2013 #14
KNR & Bookmarked. DirkGently Aug 2013 #15
In A Related Story The White Denied That Misogynistic Piece Of Shit Larry Summers is BlueManFan Aug 2013 #16
Of course Hydra Aug 2013 #18
The MSM RESPONSE IS...... BillyRibs Aug 2013 #19
Lol! whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #20
Old news (and therefore not worth discussing)... blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #93
And these people are Obama's closest cronies Ocelot Aug 2013 #21
That's why I Laugh so hard when, BillyRibs Aug 2013 #22
he's the worst goddam socialist I've ever seen. nt navarth Aug 2013 #50
When they do that, Enthusiast Aug 2013 #67
Show the whole Memo ... GeorgeGist Aug 2013 #23
Post removed Post removed Aug 2013 #25
Good Thought gussmith Aug 2013 #44
A pdf is embedded in the article deutsey Aug 2013 #51
They really dont want to see the memo. nm rhett o rick Aug 2013 #60
in fact they hid the first posting of the direct link to it,. claimg the use of the word Civilization2 Aug 2013 #105
Greedy and sociopathic FlyByNight Aug 2013 #24
But Is The Memo Authentic? DallasNE Aug 2013 #26
Yep. I'll give this one a minute before dancing upon any figurative bankster graves Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #28
What's of equal concern to me is that if it's authentic deutsey Aug 2013 #39
Yep...but now I see it's from Greg Palast, whom I respect very much...this is huge...n/t Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #49
Concern was limited to that kid who got tazed at a Kerry appearance. arcane1 Aug 2013 #59
Doesn't it say Jon? StoneCarver Aug 2013 #30
Yes, it's "Jon" in the memo. deutsey Aug 2013 #33
From The Link In The Top Post DallasNE Aug 2013 #77
Its in the memo...JON Ichingcarpenter Aug 2013 #31
Watch the video that is linked to from Palast's article. JDPriestly Aug 2013 #37
The memo, while damning, is hardly the only "evidence" of this reality.., and it seems legit. Civilization2 Aug 2013 #106
K&R n/t myrna minx Aug 2013 #27
And then the CT becomes...reality nadinbrzezinski Aug 2013 #29
Most of us knew it was a conspiracy. Enthusiast Aug 2013 #32
plus one questionseverything Aug 2013 #34
K&R&ITYS Egalitarian Thug Aug 2013 #35
Agreed,. denial is a powerful force, when it lets one keep faith in clearly broken systems. Civilization2 Aug 2013 #107
We can't, and that's the hardest thing to accomplish. So many of the greatest minds throughout Egalitarian Thug Aug 2013 #124
And Obama Couldn't Love The Guy More colsohlibgal Aug 2013 #36
Cause Summers had E X P E R I E N C E avaistheone1 Aug 2013 #41
This message was self-deleted by its author avaistheone1 Aug 2013 #42
Yep - he talks a good 99% game but seems to love the 1% polichick Aug 2013 #46
That right there is some depressing shit to read. Pretzel_Warrior Aug 2013 #38
I can only hope that this 1% facade finally crashes blackspade Aug 2013 #45
And how is Obama's Catfood Commission coming along? blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #99
K&R! Phlem Aug 2013 #47
Wait a second, this is from Greg Palast...oh shit, this is real...off comes the lid... Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #48
The same capitalist parasites who fucked things up so badly are now being entrusted to HardTimes99 Aug 2013 #53
Have they got us on our knees, yet?? blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #94
Incredible. Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2013 #54
Win The Future! blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #95
indeed,. this is a huge part of their sick game-plan, scapegoat the unions, social programs,. Civilization2 Aug 2013 #108
It's absolutely evil. Fantastic Anarchist Aug 2013 #113
"Speed it up" whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #58
I was thinking about that video too arcane1 Aug 2013 #61
Yeah it's a rare glimpse of the shape of things whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #63
They make $$$ the new fashioned way, blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #96
Wow. What an indictment. Or as Prez Obama calls it, a 'resume builder' Maven Aug 2013 #62
You know, if Summers had been right, once, about anything, I might not be so pissed off hatrack Aug 2013 #64
actually he has been right every time; the 1% have won, and the rest of us have paid for it,. Civilization2 Aug 2013 #110
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men Egalitarian Thug Aug 2013 #65
Yeah. Enthusiast Aug 2013 #68
We must also break the cycle of class control. n/t Egalitarian Thug Aug 2013 #71
"The Goddamn Occupiers were right!" Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #69
+1,000 Berlum Aug 2013 #102
DURec leftstreet Aug 2013 #72
we should be able to have a good view of the back of the theater soon corkhead Aug 2013 #73
Hopefully Frank is looking down on all of this and gets to do a happy dance when the bad guys lose. Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #116
And this was orchestrated with Clinton goons, ... CRH Aug 2013 #74
BFEE Is Buy-Partisan Octafish Aug 2013 #86
We all got a good old fashioned bipartisan screwing blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #97
Money does that to people. Octafish Aug 2013 #109
It's not personal, it's capitalism. nm rhett o rick Aug 2013 #114
HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!! WillyT Aug 2013 #75
How the TPP will impact financial regulations antigop Aug 2013 #76
+1! snot Aug 2013 #78
the TPP is just a continuation.... nt antigop Aug 2013 #79
Yup, they are not even done with the screwgie,. they will keep at it, till we take them down., Civilization2 Aug 2013 #111
k&r! n wildbilln864 Aug 2013 #80
A big heapin' helping of Shock Doctrine blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #87
Is anyone really surprised by this? 99Forever Aug 2013 #100
"You smelly proles need to STFU. There's massive MoneyBuck profits to be made." L. Summers Berlum Aug 2013 #101
OK, so what are we gonna do about it? Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2013 #115
Exactly, this is the most important question. If we do nothing, we'll become inured to the evil. n/t Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #117
We too are doped with religion and sex (porn) and tv Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2013 #118
"..we are too tired to do much more than struggle to make a living." Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #120
I wish I knew. Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2013 #121
They must be removed but fully expect protesting and civil disobedience. Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #122
Of course. Sorry, I was vague. It's not that I don't know what to do, I just don't think we have Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2013 #123
Extremely creepy words from Plutonomist HW Bush regarding their then future plans: Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #119
The attitude of the rich is that money is THEIRS and the rest of us are thieves. Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #125
Yes, Precious. n/t winter is coming Aug 2013 #126
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