Something To "Point At"?
Not that you would know it by reading or viewing mainstream news last week, World War III took a very big leap towards going live. First, last Wednesday was the biggest news when Gazprom announced they would be selling oil and gas for rubles and yuan. We knew for a fact this was coming sooner or later, it has arrived. It is so important that you understand what this really means. This is the very first time since 1973 where oil will be traded with public terms NOT being dollars. Yes, Iran is and has been selling oil for gold and euros over the last couple of years but not "publicly" so to speak. Gazprom which is Russia's equivalent to the American's ExxonMobil has announced this publicly and as their new policy. As I wrote several weeks back, now you must ask yourself who will follow Gazprom's example?
The following day (Thursday), there were NATO reports of Russian troops and hardware crossing the Ukraine border. I saw a report of an estimated 20,000 troops but this link was taken down immediately and I believe it to be false. Russia has continually denied they have troops within sovereign Ukraine. Then came Friday, the U.S. proposed further sanctions and British Prime Minister Cameron proposed locking Russia out of the SWIFT system. Do you see a pattern here? Russia moves step by step further from the dollar which is followed by the West turning the screws tighter to start a live war. We have had several reports of "Russia invading" or "Russian tanks destroyed" and even an airliner actually shot down in an effort to spark war but Mr. Putin refuses so far to take the bait.
Let me switch gears here for a moment and then come back. If you look around the world today, there are many situations big enough to "point at". What do I mean by "point at"? Think about this, the U.S. and the dollar system is clearly financially upside down and not viable any longer. How would it "look" if all of a sudden one Monday morning the banks and markets did just not open because a panic started? When I say "look", I am talking about the "perception" to the common man. This cannot be allowed to happen, there absolutely MUST be "something" to point at as the reason or the cause.
What could these reasons or causes be? Are they or will they be real or manufactured? Before listing some possibilities I do want to point out the obvious, the world is (has been) totally interconnected with the use of dollars, banking, financial and trade systems, and of course the $1.4 quadrillion worth of time bombs planted all over the world. A cascade of financial collapse, once started will not be reversible and will take everything with it.
OK, let's look at some of the possible "triggers". A war in the Ukraine would do the trick. A hot war between NATO forces and Russia would mean what, as a minimum to start with? Less, or no more Russian gas flowing though the Ukrainian pipeline to Europe. It would mean much more than a cold winter as Europe (Germany) is already standing perilously close to a contracting economy. A shut off of energy would tip them over immediately, the front running panic sales of "financial everything" will not wait to see the confirmation of negative numbers. The mindset will be "sell now and see what happens later".
How about Ebola? Were this (which amazingly and apparently the U.S. Dept. of Defense has 2 patents for) to spread to the West, what might this do? Could an Ebola epidemic be pointed at a reason for a financial collapse? Is it possible that some "human suicide bomb" is walking across our open border today? Tomorrow? Or maybe he's already here or in Europe? This would work right?
Did you see the news on Thursday and Friday that the "Russians" had hacked our banking system? What is this all about? Has it really happened or just something to point at? If it's true and somehow $100's of billions or even $ trillion's of deposits get stolen or wiped out or otherwise erased, this is certainly a viable "something", right? Or, if it's not true, it does make a pretty good story as to how our big banks were "robbed" over a weekend which is why nothing works on Monday morning. The public would buy this story wouldn't they?
Or how about an attack in the U.S. from ISIS? The Saudi King just today has said Europe will see an attack next month and the U.S. the following month http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-king-warns-west-jihadists-next-target-093701543.html . If you read the story, he says "unless there is rapid action" taken. "Rapid action" ... here is the war card again. Last year this King wanted the U.S. to attack Syria itself, now he says we need to attack Syria's invaders. Would a U.S. or U.S./Israeli joint attack be enough to point at? What would Russia or China's response be? Would their response be enough to point at?
If as the King says, a city in Europe and the U.S. will be attacked is true, what if the cities turned out to be either London or Brussels and New York or Chicago?
Please understand the potentials here, we know for a fact that as many as 120 "suitcase bombs" went unaccounted for after the Soviet Union broke up, these were mini nukes so to speak. I have also seen reports of audits in the U.S. which show nuclear materials unaccounted for. Would or could a dirty bomb be pointed at? It's OK, you can nod your head ,and "yes" anything at this point is possible either real or manufactured. In fact, the news each day is becoming stranger than even fiction, many fiction writers would be stretched hard to come up with today's realities!
I am not trying to scaremonger you, I only want to point out. Any of the above scenarios are possible along with dozens of others. These can be the real deal or a false flag, it does not and will not matter. It won't matter "what" it turns out to be or what the "motives" were behind it ... what does matter is that the system is so fragile at this point, so over levered and under collateralized a collapse is mathematically certain.
Let me finish this by saying this, there must be "something" to feed to the masses for public consumption. There must be something somewhere to place the blame on. In no way shape or form can a financial collapse "just happen" on its own because then the bus drivers will be questioned and executed. There must be something to point at so the phrase "our policies were working and would have worked only if such and such had not happened" can be used. You can absolutely see the West trying to get a war started for whatever available reason while the East is content to wait it all out and let Mother Nature take her course. Whatever happens, the populace must be fooled into believing the outcome was the result of "best efforts" and not malice. Few will really understand.
Courtesy of http://blog.milesfranklin.com/
Bill Holter writes and is partnered with Jim Sinclair at the newly formed Holter/Sinclair collaboration. Prior, he wrote for Miles Franklin from 2012-15. Bill worked as a retail stockbroker for 23 years, including 12 as a branch manager at A.G. Edwards. He left Wall Street in late 2006 to avoid potential liabilities related to management of paper assets. In retirement he and his family moved to Costa Rica where he lived until 2011 when he moved back to the United States. Bill was a well-known contributor to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) commentaries from 2007-present.