jim willieSyria is about the last gasp for the Petro-Dollar, the emergence of energy pipeline geopolitics, the rise of the NatGas Co-op, the new dominance of Russian Gazprom, the eclipse of OPEC, the fall of the house of Saud, and a grand adjustment process in global commerce and banking.

The NatGas Co-op eclipses OPEC and ushers in a new era.



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By Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com

Refer to trade settlement outside the USDollar and diversification away from USTreasury Bond reserves management. It took some time to realize it, but the Cyprus bank incident was a misdirected attack against Gazprom. It failed. The entire Arab Spring movement, an ambitious disruptive project waged with foolhardy ambitions, has turned on itself. Egypt fell, its US puppet discharged. The entire North African region will be in flames soon. The USGovt interfered with a grand industrialization project for European industry, to be placed on North Africa intended to take advantage of cheaper labor, available minerals, nearby resources, and easy shipping. The resentment of Europe will show up in the future. The Middle East and Persian Gulf region is shifting its salute to Russia & China, as the noisy sectarian battles have been a common fixture since long ago. Bahrain has erupted. Saudi is clamping down and converting into an Islamic police state to create the Iran-Saudi repressive bobsey twins. Chaos is the longstanding objective of the USGovt in foreign policy infection, no change in decades.


Syria is about a lot of things, most of which are volatile, many unsolvable. To be sure, the naval port of Tartus is valuable for the Russian Military, always eager to wrest a seaport. Like Lebanon, Syria is a hotbed stronghold for HezBollah, never to be taken lightly. They are mortal enemies to Israel, whose nations have exchanged covert violence for years. Syria might have tight relations with the Shiites of Iran, even some in Iraq. However, Syria represents the crossroads of many important shifting geopolitical roadways that pertain to the global financial structure and commercial systems. Syria is the tipping point for a Grand Global Paradigm Shift. It is the last stand for the Anglo Banker world. Syria will not go easily into the Russian camp, into the Gazprom fold, into the European energy market sphere. For if it does, the entire USDollar system of commerce and the USTreasury Bond system of reserves management will fall by the wayside and open a new era with Eastern dominance. But the Western powers cannot stop it. Clouds of whatever type do not halt pipeline flow, nor pipeline geopolitics.



Syria stands at the door to the emergence of the Eastern Alliance, the new dominant energy pipelines, a new payment system detached from the USDollar and Anglo banks. Syria stands at the door which controls some incremental European energy supply. Syria stands at the door to Gold Trade Settlement, with a transition step that brings more importance to commodity backed currencies and proper valid systems for trade. Syria means the pipelines strangle the USDollar. Syria means the end of the US system of IOU coupons that pollute the global banking system. Syria means the status quo is coming to an abrupt end. Syria represents a clash of East versus West, which has more commercial and bank significance than anything reported by the lapdog press. Notice the direct line from Iran through Iraq to Syria. The natgas of Iran reaches the Mediterranean Sea through Syria.





Syria is the end port for what the Jackass calls the Shiite Gas Pipeline. It begins in Iran and ends at the Mediterranean seaport in Syria. It was designed to terminate at a Shiite friendly nation. Thus my informal name. Ironically, Qatar is fighting against the Syrian Assad loyalists, but the Qatari natural gas will be directed into the same pipeline. In the last year, a giant Persian Gulf gas discovery was made in a joint Iran-Qatar project. Syria is about the last gasp for the Petro-Dollar. It represents a climax in Energy Pipeline Politics. Quietly for the last 15 to 20 years, Russia has been building crude oil pipelines and natural gas pipelines from the Mother Russian lands to points in Europe and China and the Former Soviet Republics. They have been constructing modern LNG gas port facilities. They have been forging contracts to supply energy to countless nations. The US-led plans have been more interference than constructive. They have consistently attempted to obstruct, rather than to build with some justification of common benefit.

The US news networks cannot tell why or how Syria is important relative to the USDollar. Most Americans cannot define money, let alone conceive of a Petro-Dollar defacto standard. They do not comprehend the global banking system having practices as an extension of Saudi crude oil sales in USDollars. They remember nothing of the Kissinger Arab Oil Surplus Recycle Pact into USTreasury Bonds and US big bank stocks. The focus should be on Pipelines and the closely related geopolitics. The focus should be on the eclipse of OPEC. The focus should be on the loss of Western Europe to the Russian fold, where natural gas supply will alter decisions. Notice the UK Parliament did not offer military support for the USGovt in Syria. They might have received a phone call from either Putin at the Kremlin or the CEO of Gazprom. Coming to a world near you is the NatGas Coop led by Gazprom. A regular feature  in geopolitical decisions will be the integration of natgas supply to Europe and Great Britain.



Clearly heading out is OPEC and its influence. The dirty secret for ten years has been the depletion and decline in Saudi oil reserves. The water cut has surpassed 80% on a regular basis at Saudi oilfields. It is the percentage of water in produced “oil” wells. The interior pressures are dissipated. The Saudis are suffering from lost oil surplus, rising government debt, higher domestic energy costs, higher food costs, internal strife, fascist islamic rule, rising political prisoner population, and geriatrics at the throne. It sure would be good to know how King Abdullah returned from a coma after a few months, where his organs were declared defunct. Maybe like Saddam Hussein, he has some handy doubles. The OPEC nations in the last several years have become a loud disorganized gaggle of devious dealers who discount prices and lie on output on a regular basis. The cartel has no unity anymore. Their honorable Saudi core is disintegrating. The Saudi OPEC core is precisely the foundation to the Petro-Dollar and the justification for global banking systems being based in USTreasury Bonds. Coming online is the NatGas Coop. Coming online is gold trade settlement. Coming online is the BRICS Bank. Coming into prominent view is Gazprom, the leader of the NatGas Coop. It has some powerful strange bedfellows who deal in one currency, natural gas.



The news networks told of Cyprus being the site of bank crisis, account confiscations, the bail-in procedures creating a Western model, and resolutions. It took a while to realize, but the Jackass back in the March Hat Trick Letter noted the Gazprom angle and potential motive. The Jackass mapped out a Prima Facie case for motive on the Cyprus bank attack. It was a challenge to Gazprom and the Russian banking system, more than a Bail-in Model. It was an attempt to cut off the Russian encroachment into Europe with their Gazprom weapon, the most disruptive economic weapon seen in decades.

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Cyprus used to serve as the primary window for the entire Russian banking system, and the central bank too. All bank transactions from Russia went through Cyprus. The conclusion could be that the Bail-in procedure is a suicide pact for the West. It is a declaration that if accounting rules are to be enforced, and capital requirements enforced, then the big Western banks would slit their throats and force the vanish of private bank accounts. Ditto if the legal prosecution of big bank were to begin in earnest. They cannot pull that switch unless major banks are all dead gone, from grotesque contagion. Since Lehman failed, all the big Western banks are lashed together, much like sailors at sea on deck during a nasty storm. If one goes, all go. The banker elite needed to disguise their attack of Gazprom in Cyprus. They wanted to interrupt the progress made by Russia in Pipeline Politics. The public bought the false story, again, like they always do. They do not think beyond the first visible layer.



The USGovt lost on disruptions to Iran internet and undersea communication lines between 2004 and 2007. To be sure, the planned Iranian island center for trade processing never occurred, a success of sorts. The USGovt lost on Iranian sanctions. The rise of Turkey, India, and Chinese deals with unique payment systems have come to the table. Even the Japanese and South Koreans refused to play along. The entire workaround process served as a training ground for gold trade settlement. It will have a certain blossom, with the full weight of the BRICS nations behind the current initiatives. The US lost on Iran-Pakistan Pipeline, since China stepped forward, guaranteed funding for its completion, and even worked to extend the connected pipelines to the Western border of China for supply. The USGovt lost with its puppet named Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted in Egypt. The unspoken cause was food price inflation, not political discord as reported by the US news network minions. The USGovt won the Qaddafi’s gold (144 tons) but with a grand backfire on the Libyan Embassy controversy. The Pentagon does not appreciate the sacrifice of Navy SEALS to deceit and hidden motives. The biggest failure by the USGovt could be the monetary policy at work by the US Federal Reserve. The QE bond purchase program has produced massive broad price inflation globally, in addition to rising energy costs, rising material costs, and rising related follow-on costs. It is difficult to find any USGovt or USFed policy of value, other than to serve the bank syndicate.



The key to the future is seen on the margin of new power. It is the Natural Gas Coop. To date, it has no name. Curiously, its power might lie in the fact that it has no name, no central nexus. It is a de-centralized cooperative. But more accurately, it has a Russian core, a brain trust at Gazprom. It has a certain Kremlin command center, since a newfound strategic weapon. It is their greatest global weapon in decades. The strange bedfellows consist of Russia (home HQ of Gazprom), Turkmenistan (#2 natgas global producer), Iran (giant renegade producer), Qatar (biggest LNG star), and Israel (from Tamar Platform). The presence of Sunni Qatar from the Persian Gulf and US Fascist Ally Israel make for the odd mix. In June, the Israel Govt signed a deal with Russian Gazprom. It called for directing all surplus natgas output from Tamar to the Gazprom pipeline system, and the European market. The Israeli Economy will greatly benefit from the surplus revenue.


Game over for OPEC and a guaranteed demise of the Petro-Dollar. Simply stated, Saudi Arabia is to OPEC, what Russia is to NatGas Coop. The phase out of OPEC is in progress, without much recognition. The emergence of the NatGas Coop is to be better understood in the near future. A tremendously important shift is taking place in energy geopolitics. The consequences will be rapid diversification out of the USTreasury Bond, colossal Indirect Exchange in asset deals, and broad abandonment (aka dumping). In the process, almost no buyers of USGovt debt will be visible, and the USFed will be leaned upon more fully for bond purchases. The Weimar machinery will strain to the limit. The USGovt debt default will occur, as the event has become more visible, a 2008 Hat Trick Letter forecast.



Not 5% of Americans comprehend the defacto Petro-Dollar standard. They will when the Saudis must step aside and permit OPEC to be eclipsed by the NatGas Coop with its expansive global network of pipelines. The great USDollar devaluation will occur when the Petro-Dollar falls by the wayside. The result will be profound price inflation in the USEconomy. The fall of the Saudi regime is guaranteed eventually, and likely soon. The Saudis cannot play both sides (US & Russia) successfully. They will fail with both partners. The NatGas Pipelines are critical, as they wield enormous economic leverage and power. Together, the NatGas Coop phases out OPEC and assures the end of the USDollar as it is currently known and structured. Watch the Saudis soon indicate that non-USDollar payments are accepted for crude oil sales, like accepting GBPounds, Euros, Japanese Yen, even Swiss Francs. Watch the Saudis closely for various signals of impending doom, death signals. As energy sales move gradually, then rapidly, away from the USD settlement, the world will go through a transformation. The banking system will change in their foundations, one nation at a time, with diversification away from USTBonds. It is Game Over!!


Syria is the last line of defense for the USDollar and the exalted position of OPEC. Syria is the potential recognized debut of the NatGas Coop in significance. It is all hidden, except to the Hat Trick Letter. In the new era emerging, Gold will prevail as the Gold Trade Standard is put in place. It will not be done with a stake in the ground from the banking system of the FOREX currency trading arenas. Therefore it is so dangerous to the status quo. My full expectation is that the USGovt will back off in Syria. The retreat will not be seen as a magnanimous gesture, but rather more like a bully backing down. Revelations will be very damaging on chemical weapons and the roles played. Roots to Saddam Hussein will be reviewed. Iran already has tens of thousands killed by chemical weapons over 20 years ago in a war waged with Iraq, with a hand from the Bushes. The United States leadership is in for some cold water in the face. The United States is due for some extreme isolation. The NatGas Coop will change the global map. It will open the door to the Eurasian Trade Zone for commerce, and open the door to the Gold Trade Settlement for finance. Some quantum leaps are in store and soon. Gold will emerge with a new Gold Trade Standard, whose price will shock most observers. Think multiples higher. Syria is a seminal event for gold.


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    • That would be good but only if she has someplace to store it that is secure.  Tossing it into a bedroom drawer or tucking it under the mattress is not secured.  Hidden safes are good, buried underground, or well hidden is good, small bank and CU SDBs are OK, but large bank SDBs are not.  Multiple stashes is a good way to prevent complete loss if a thief does discover your stack.
      There are some really excellent videos on You Tube.  Some of them are terrific but too long to maintain the interest of those new to alternative news info.  Try to find some that are 5-10 minutes long that are well made and get the basic points across.  Some are in cartoon form which is interesting to casual viewers.
      See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7gUNWb4OQFE).  
      You can use the program “save tube” to save these videos to USB memory sticks or put them onto CDs / DVDs.  This makes passing them around a lot easier.  
      One of my favorites is quite long at 3.5 hours but is very complete and is called “The Money Masters”.  It is a great video review of the history of money, including gold and silver as money, the fiat currencies now in use, plus debt and taxes and the politics of all of these things.  Save this one for when they awaken to a larger world than they previously even guessed existed.  This used to be available in chapter format.  That was how I first saw it.  These days, it is compiled into one long documentary movie but it still might be possible to find it somewhere in chapter form.  This is easier to watch and people can take their time, watching one chapter at a time and absorbing what it has to say before going on to the next chapter.

    • All empires die because they MUST either expand or die.  When expansion becomes impossible, death always occurs.  History shows this to be the case and the USA is NOT immune to history.

  1. It’s all about the Central Bank.  Syria and Iran are the last two the NWO needs to begin world control.  The gold in their vaults are an added bonus to the wealthy and banks who are in control.  And after the smoke has cleared, the oil fields get divied up.  Same song different verse…

    • Willie makes a good case that it’s about the demise of OPEC and the end of dollar hegemony.  Result will be a flood of dollars returning to the U.S. with accompanying robust inflation and no one left to buy US Treasuries other than the Fed.

    • One thing I will never get about you established-religion-prophecy-zealot types is your blind reliance on prophecies written by MEN.  If current events seem to follow these ancient prophecies (from the spirit of defiance of US political leaders following 9/11 mirroring that of ancient Israel’s as a nation under god’s judgment, right down to political maneuverings and events transpiring in various middle eastern countries today), one might take pause to wonder if such things might actually be controlled and scripted not by god, but by men with interest in seeing said prophecies’ fulfillment.  I read post after post where both mods and readers alike point to the pernicious behaviors and manipulations of the ‘cartel’, and yet there seems to be this blind-spot when it comes to the manipulations of the organized religions of the world.  I would argue that so many of these sects have been perverted through the same malevolence of evil men throughout history so as to give rise to the various crusades and inquisitions, jihads and holy wars which have arguably wrought just as much (if not more) misery on the whole of man-kind as the overt greed of the moneychangers (if they are in fact separate factions).  Furthermore, I would argue that there’s a reason they call them ‘scriptures’; the Illuminati are following that script and manipulating events according to it.  Our political ‘leaders’ are but players on a grand stage; marionettes, if you will.  But it is my humble belief that it is not god tugging on their strings.  Our Creator must surely weep at the constant cycle of deception and destruction wrought by those who would use ‘the almighty word of GOD’ as a tool of control.

  2. People around here seem to know something is going on but they can’t quite grasp what it is, so they regurgitate what CNN, FOX and NPR tells them. Try carrying on a conversation with someone like that.

    • Oh My, YES! 
      One of the guys I carpool with is always watching the MSM… 
      and BELIEVES THAT BS! 
      He’s a bit in tuned to the alternative stuff (maybe 10% or so) but tries to reconcile the alternative things he hears 
      with the MSM reports. And MSM is getting MUCH WORSE! Outright lies and omissions are becoming more common. 
      WELCOME to SD, Cindy!

    • Its those damned conspiracy theories that keep getting in the way.  The ones the MSM say you should not believe in because they are Conspiracy Theories.  Doesn’t everyone know that??  /sarc off

  3. Willie makes a number of cogent points but some comment on them seems necessary:
    “Saudi is clamping down and converting into an Islamic police state to create the Iran-Saudi repressive bobsey twins.”
    Saudi Arabia does not need to convert into a police state.  It has been a police state since its inception.  Only now is it becoming more obvious about it.
    “It was a challenge to Gazprom and the Russian banking system, more than a Bail-in Model. It was an attempt to cut off the Russian encroachment into Europe with their Gazprom weapon, the most disruptive economic weapon seen in decades.”
    It seems to have been a number of things, this included.   The EU needs energy rather badly.  If they have to kiss some Russian booty to get it, then they will.  Nat gas is not a weapon, yet, but likely will become one, in time.  For now, it is a vital source of energy and an industrial chemical feed stock.
    “The public bought the false story, again, like they always do. They do not think beyond the first visible layer.”
    Apparently, The Jackass himself did as well, since it took a while before this Gazprom connection issue was raised.
    “The US Govt lost with its puppet named Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted in Egypt. The unspoken cause was food price inflation, not political discord as reported by the US news network minions.”
    If Morsi was such a puppet, then why did not the US Gov support him with tens of thousands of tons of surplus corn, wheat, and soybeans to feed Egypt’s hungry masses?  Foreign aid takes many forms and the government buying surplus farm products to give to friends, clients, and dictators beholden to the USA is only one of them.  The fact is, it is the Egyptian military that controls Egypt and it is they who are the real US puppets in Egypt.  
    I agree that the entire situation in Egypt and probably other places in the ME as well, is a reaction to the food price inflation that has occurred thanks to US Fed policies that create inflation overseas at a higher rate than they do here at home.  Those who can barely feed themselves and their families do not take kindly to 20% rises in the cost of their basic foodstuffs when they can barely afford a 2% rise in prices.
    “Not 5% of Americans comprehend the defacto Petro-Dollar standard.”
    That would be reasonable since probably 90% or more of the American people have never even heard the term “petro-dollar”.
    As to Willie’s assertion that the coming nat gas combine will replace OPEC, that looks like a very long-term situation.  Nat gas is great stuff but there are many applications for which it is currently not used and may be completely unsuited.  Airplanes do not use nat gas and probably never will.  Cars and trucks can but currently don’t in large numbers.  The US has a very large stock of nat gas of its own, which should figure into this subject.
    “It is all hidden, except to the Hat Trick Letter.”
    Wow!  No hubris there!  lol
    “Roots to Saddam Hussein will be reviewed. Iran already has tens of thousands killed by chemical weapons over 20 years ago in a war waged with Iraq, with a hand from the Bushes.”
    Nope, sorry.  The libs have already dismissed even the possibility that Saddam Hussein ever had any WMDs, so it MUST be so.  If not, then all those Kurds and Iranians who fell over and died without visible wounds on them could not have happened.
    The thing is, of course, that something like SARIN is quite deadly but is also cheap and rather easily made by any 3rd year chemistry student with access to even a college level lab and the necessary reagents.  ANY nation state on this planet has the capability of producing it in large amount.  Even wealthy organizations and individuals could do so.  This is not exotic chemistry or technology.
    See:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin

    • I agree. This was a great article. If the larger picture of RealPolitik is not sinking into the minds of the zombie hoards by now it surely must be getting more traction. Articles like this are ZombieBiotics, keep up the Jim Willie.

    • One Possible Answer to your counter, @Ed_B
      “The US Govt lost with its puppet named Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted in Egypt. The unspoken cause was food price inflation, not political discord as reported by the US news network minions.” If Morsi was such a puppet, then why did not the US Gov support him with tens of thousands of tons of surplus corn, wheat, and soybeans to feed Egypt’s hungry masses?  
      …possibly, that it is much cheaper and effective to send digital U$D to Egypt. Upon receipt, it was diverted to other places…

    • @WillNotBeASlave
      Jim Willie is one of my favorite authors, so I try to read everything he writes that comes here.  There is much food for thought in any of his articles, so there are many opportunities to voice our own opinions on the things that he brings up.  I agree with him on most things but not all.
      …possibly, that it is much cheaper and effective to send digital U$D to Egypt. Upon receipt, it was diverted to other places…
      Valid point.  No doubt this happens a lot in the real world, much as we hope and wish that it would not.  But then, it is even easier to steal money, whether digital or not, than it is to steal hundreds or thousands of tons of grain and flour bags.  Many of the warlords in Africa have stolen such food aid and used it for their own benefit.  They feed themselves, their friends, and their followers first and then sell the rest to generate huge fortunes for themselves.  This is NOT what such aid is intended to do but “spillage” does occur and probably in greater amount than anyone would admit or want.

  4. Watch the Saudis soon indicate that non-USDollar payments are accepted for crude oil sales, like accepting GBPounds, Euros, Japanese Yen, even Swiss Francs. Watch the Saudis closely for various signals of impending doom, death signals.
    If the saudis start to trade in currency other than petrodollars, they will be signing their death warrant. The worst thing for the sauds to do is to loose the perception that the US will come to their aid. They are that precocious kid that everyone wants to spank when the parents aren’t looking.

    • Since King Saud-Abdullah-whatsizFace is DEAD, (or still on life support) “the kids” (Saudi Princes) 
      likely want to do this, ie: Take REAL Money instead of U$ Monopoly Monie$. This has been a sore 
      spot for the Islamic Nations ever since Nixon and the King shook hands… Just Sayin’!

    • RGR…apparently King Abdullah has had a miraculous recovery.  He (or someone who looks exactly like him) has recently been seen in public.  Not like Sadam didn’t have a body double or two.

  5. P Freakin’ S   The $500,000,000 Drone Monkey and Senor Swift Boat will spend on this Syrian adventure would make one heck of a  good down payment on Fuxxing  Fixxishima.
      A billion would be better.
    Sent the fleet home KLUMMAC, the war is over
    Hey sailor, the Tidy Bowl Man would make  a better Commander In Chief

  6. RGR – “Take REAL Money instead of U$ Monopoly Monie$.” Hey, you kidding? Then the Saudi fall guys for the 9-11 debacle would suddenly come to life, get propped up on MSM as real culprits, and then the only option would be to bomb Saudi Arabia! – Hey, just thought of it. Are they the only ones over there in that part of the world that haven’t been bombed yet? Just askin’
    BTW – like that photo……

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