Okay, bear with me for a few minutes because I'm walking myself through this information to straighten it out in my own mind. For the past 14 months, I have been on a mission. The mission was to find out as much as possible about what's been happening behind the scenes in the world and where it is attempting to lead society globally. I realize that this is an extremely tall order and in many ways, I feel as though I've just barely made it below the surface.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that I have spent over a year gallivanting after one conspiracy theory after another either. There have been too many things that have occurred in the world and in the United States to simply relegate things to that sphere.
In his book - "Shadow Masters" - author Daniel Estulin does a bit of a follow-up on one of his other books - "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and in "Shadow Masters," he breaks down specific situations to show us where they might possibly lead. What I appreciate about Estulin - and I've noted this before - is that he provides an overwhelming amount of information as documentary proof that the things he has dug up actually exist. The only thing he avoids revealing are the names of the very important contacts he says he has within the Bilderbergers, otherwise known as the global elite, or part of the global elite. Aside from this, he names names, he references articles, books, declassified memos and even memos that have not been declassified (that he says he received from his sources that will remain nameless).
According to Estulin (and many others), the global elite has been involved in an extremely convoluted game of chess in which the countries in which we live are the game pieces. Ultimately, the global elite wants to create a new world order (NWO) and they have been working toward that goal for generations. One of the things that the global elite learned very early on (in the 1700s) is that once a person or group gains control of a country's currency, they essentially rule that country. This of course, is the biggest reason why Benjamin Franklin fought long and hard (until the day he died) against anything even closely resembling the Federal Reserve because having an organization like that means an instant loss of national sovereignty. Alexander Hamilton began pushing America toward the Fed as soon as Franklin had passed. Nathan Rothschilds figured that out very quickly and sought to gain control of England in such a way. He succeeded.
Even though the global elite has worked very hard, very diligently to gain control of all major countries throughout the world (it was already well under way during Woodrow Wilson's term as president with Edward Mandell House - a Marxist - as his chief of staff), two areas of the world remain aloof: Russia and China. It's not as if the global elite hasn't tried either.
As just one example, Estulin goes into great deal about Viktor Bout ("merchant of death" arms dealer finally captured, tried, and sentenced to 25 years in a Thai prison in 2011) to show how much the global elite needs to bring Russia down. According to Estulin, they used Bout (through the CIA, MI6, Mossad, etc.) in order to make it appear as though Russia was providing FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, aka The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army) with X-55 missiles. This would serve to put Russia in a very bad light, allowing the UN, the United States, and other countries and organizations to use sanctions, etc., against Russia as punishment.
What Estulin points out is that in order for the NWO to come into existence, the global elite needs to gain control of all major players in the world of geopolitics. That includes Russia and of course, China. In fact, Russia is far more important because of its location in the world. Estulin explains. "The history of mankind has always shown that controlling the heart of Eurasia was the key to controlling the entire globe. Azerbaijan, which contains th eriches of the Caspian Sea Basin and Central Asia, is key. The independence of the Central Asian states can be rendered nearly meaningless if Azerbaijan becomes fully subordinated to Moscow's control. Though motives have changed over 20 centuries, this area's strategic importance remains essentially the same. [Zbigniew] Brzezinski spelled out the compelling issue driving American policy: 'A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world's three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa's subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world's central continent. About 75 percent of the world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprise and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 percent of the world's GNP and about three-fourth of the world's known energy resources'." 
Brzezinski's words in the above quote are from his own book, "The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives" (1997). Brzezinski has been around since Jimmy Carter and in fact, he brought Carter to the attention of the Bilderbergers a few years before he became president. Coincidence? It should also be no surprise that this very same Brzezinski is currently Obama's Senior Foreign Policy Advisor as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission, founded by David Rockefeller.
Russia is extremely valuable to the global elite. We know that during Yeltsin's term, the country was essentially looted, the ruble was purposefully devalued (which allowed global elite to come in and buy everything for peanuts), and Rockefeller's Standard Oil was enabled to gain a strong foothold in the Caucasus Mountains. Beyond this, as Estulin asks, "Could the eventual dismemberment and weakening of Russia [that began under Yeltsin] to the point it could not oppose US military operations that have now successfully secured control of the oil and gas reserves in Central Asia been part of the multi-decade plan for global domination?"  Sure looks that way!
Set that aside for a moment and let's talk about whistle blower Edward Snowden and investigative reporter, Michael Hastings. What do they have in common? According to Dave Hodges, "Hastings and Snowden had contact with each other through an off-the-books WikiLeaks contributor named Israel Shamir. Hastings was preparing to release what Snowden was holding as leverage against the US government. The mere fact that Snowden is in Russia is highly significant. Snowden’s information has also paralyzed our country’s foreign policy efforts."
Okay, so let's say Hastings and Snowden actually had contact with one another. So? Allegedly, "Hastings was preparing to release what Snowden was holding as leverage against the US government."
Hodges goes onto note, "Nine months ago, Russia and China threatened the United States with war if they invaded Syria and/or Iran. This is well documented. It is also well-documented that this conflict between Iran and the United States was over the preservation of the exclusive use of the Petrodollar. As I have documented, Iran began selling their oil for gold to Russia, China and India." So Russia and China pop up again.
It appears as though Russia - via Putin - is aware of what the global elite is trying to do and is fighting back - hard. Snowden is still - as of this writing - in Russia and as late as yesterday, "Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. won't torture or seek the death penalty for Edward Snowden." Gee, I wonder why? Because the United States - or rather, the global elite through the United States - is desperate to get Snowden back! As long as Putin has Snowden, it's his move. But what's it all about?
Again, Hodges says he's "been told that Snowden uncovered information which indicated at least one false flag attack, and maybe more, have been planned inside the United States and that martial law would be ushered in as a result by the end of 2013. Martial law is necessary because a currency change is coming and so is a third world war."
If all this is true, it proves that Russia and China yet remain outside the sphere of influence of the global elite. Obama has been pushing for Assad's (Syria) ouster, just like the global elite wanted Milosevic (Kosovo) out a few years back. Both Russia and China stood up to Obama (and the global elite) but with Snowden, Putin actually has something extremely valuable that neither the global elite nor Obama wants the general public to know about.
If Snowden has this information and he had shared it with Hastings, would this be reason enough to kill Hastings? It is my belief that if US agents could get to Snowden in Russia, they would kill him, but it might not matter anyway if Snowden has shared that information with Putin.
The chess game continues and the countries we all live in are the pawns. The global elite wants a NWO. By NWO, I'm not necessarily talking about a one-world government either. In fact, if the global elite DOES exist, they already rule most of the world. Both Russia and China stand in the way. As long as these two countries stand opposed to the malfeasance of the global elite, the world can continue, albeit on very shaky ground.
My thinking is that if Snowden has true information about false flags, martial law, and a change in global currency, he should release it without doubt. Let the chips fall where they may!
 Daniel Estulin, Shadow Masters, (2010), p. 50
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