Several years ago we first began pointing to the presidential election of 2016 as a grandly constructed enterprise of financial global entities. Toward that end point we began to outline the strategic global players who were spending tens of millions lobbying congress for Wall Street’s global financial interests.
The conversation is vastly to expansive in scope for any reasonable encapsulation. Indeed our archives from the past four years are filled with reports and warnings about how all of the Wall Street financial interests -as they relate to the 2016 election- would ultimately boil down to global trade and commerce pacts like the Trans-Pacific Trade deal (TPP), and the Trans-Atlantic Trade deal (TTIP).
Globally, the economic wealth of massive corporate financial banks and financial institutions is dependent on the continual nudging toward the ratification of these trade pacts. There are trillions at stake as the derivative markets are also tied to hedged bets on the outcomes.
Global trade is approximately $75 trillion annually. However, the Wall Street derivatives market, which are essentially bets placed within this entire financial construct, now account for more than $500 trillion.
Let that number, $500 trillion, sink in….. Seriously, just pause and think about how much is currently being bet (the derivatives market) on these grand deals.
When you begin to fathom the scope, you begin to see the stakes in this 2016 presidential race.
You’ll also begin to see why entities like Billionaire Robert Mercer and Mega-banks like Goldman Sachs are deeply intertwined with the players and the outcomes.
Enter stage right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama:
President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a joint pitch Sunday for deeper transatlantic trade in the face of mounting opposition.
After talks in the northern town of Hannover where tens of thousands marched on Saturday against the planned deal, Obama said the world’s largest trade pact could be finalised by the end of the year.
The Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) has become a tough sell, particularly in Germany. (please read more)
And now review the CTH discussions from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 etc., which were all essentially warning flag discussions taking us toward a rapidly approaching event horizon which is now in view, against the backdrop of the group sitting down with Merkel and Obama: