Saturday, June 14, 2014

Gazprom and Rosneft

Re Jim Willie’s latest interviews, I’m sure he’s aware of this, but saying too much these days can get you suicided.

Gazprom’s HQ in Russia:

Enough pyramids in there for you? For those students of semiotics, like me, that’s all we need to know.

Also the Board of Directors of Rosneft is full of Morgan Stanley people, BP people, J P Morgan Chase people, moved into position in 2013:

For example, let's have a little look at Mattias Warnig, and the history of the Dresdner Bank: the logo for Dresdner Bank was a pyramid without a capstone (natch!); logo for Allianz is the fascist eagle, etc.

Here is Wiki’s entry on Dresdner Bank:

Allianz era

In 2002 Dresdner Bank became a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance corporation Allianz. In July 2006 Dresdner Kleinwort, dropped Wasserstein from their name and went through a re-organization of corporate bank, capital markets and investment bank. The arm made up of Capital Markets and Investment Banking.
In 2008 it was reported that Allianz was looking to dispose of Dresdner Bank. British banking group Lloyds TSB were amongst those rumoured to be interested. However, by July that year Lloyds TSB had denied any interest in making a bid.
Takeover by Commerzbank
On August 31, 2008, Commerzbank announced that it would acquire Dresdner Bank for EUR 9.8 billion.[2] Dresdner Bank was legally merged with Commerzbank on 11 May 2009 and ceased to be an independent entity.[3]
Hitler’s Germany
Dresdner Bank was known as the bank of choice for Heinrich Himmler’s SS.[4]
The bank took part early on in the Third Reich’s policy of confiscating Jewish property and wealth.[4] The bank helped to finance concentration camps, including Auschwitz.[5]
The bank was closely involved in the occupation of Europe, “essentially acting as the bank of the SS in Poland”.[4]
Dresdner Bank attempted to get a banking operating license in Saint Petersburg, where former KGB agent Vladimir Putin was in charge of foreign economic relations. Dresdner Bank appointed Matthias Warnig, a former Stasi agent and Vladimir Putin’s former KGB contact[citation needed], to negotiate with Putin. The office was opened in 1991.[6][7] Warnig became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dresdner Bank ZAO, Dresdner Bank Russian subsidiary.
The bank has had a lucrative business relationship with Gazprom and the state oil company Rosneft. The bank advised on the forced sale of Yukos assets.[8


Oh yes, I think we can look forward to a bright and hopeful new future….

I wonder if the NSA’s new tool could pick up that sarcasm?

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