Putin plays chess, the “markets” play Tic-Tac-Toe.
The US is clearly now pushing Russia towards war. But if you read the signs correctly, Russia has been preparing for exactly this outcome for many years.
Out of several reasons that US power brokers specifically — but western power brokers more generally — are deeply unhappy with Russia right now is that Russia is committing a cardinal sin: it is openly, brazenly calling for an end to dollar dominance and has moved aggressively with China to achieve that aim.
No oil-rich country that has tried to move away from the dollar in the past twenty years has managed to do so without being attacked by the US, suffering a regime change, or being ruined by sanctions. In some cases, all three.
Not only has Russia managed to secure a string of heavy-duty bilateral trade and currency swap agreements over the past year, but they’ve done so despite ever-increasing threats and responses from the US and its allies.
And frighteningly, the equity markets in the West are completely ignoring the nested set of risks that accompany these moves and countermoves by two geopolitical heavyweights, which range from punishing trade wars (already underway), to electronic warfare, to an actual shooting war.
Putin plays chess, the “markets” play Tic-Tac-Toe.
Putin’s Economic Advisor Warns WW3 Has Begun, States Russia Must Defeat US Nazism to Solve Ukranian Crisis!
In a recent address, Sergei Glazyev, the Economic Advisor to Russian President Putin warned that the US has begun another World War with their actions in the Ukraine, and stated that in order to solve the Ukraine conflict, Russia must defeat the heart or Nazism- the US.
“Kiev is clearly conducting a policy of genocide to eliminate the whole population of Donbass… They’re destroying hospitals, kindergartens, schools. The fate they’re preparing for the people of Donbass is serfdom… It is obvious that the United States is fully controlling the Kiev Nazis, Poroshenko personally, and the government, and is pushing them to pursue this war against Donbass to the very end… THIS IS A WAR BY THE UNITED STATES AGAINST US… So we have to understand that the key to resolving the catastrophe of Ukraine is to be found in Washington.
That’s where Nazism has to be defeated..”
Glazyev’s full MUST WATCH address is below: [Read more...]
The MH17 disaster is so bad that it’s made people forget about the roving army of fanatics that has taken over half of Iraq and parts of Syria in their quest to build a global caliphate.
This is much bigger. And there’s so much pent up tension between rising powers right now, there’s serious risk of it turning into a much greater conflict.
It seems ironic that the world was in a similar situation exactly a hundred years ago.
Just like a century ago when waning British power invited a power struggle among rising nations, waning US power is creating conflict with Russia, China, etc.
A century ago, they settled it on the battlefield. Everyone knew war would eventually come to Europe. But the great miscalculation was they presumed it would be just another 19th century limited war.
It was anything but. The great war brought brutal mass killings, bombings, heavy artillery, gassing, etc. And it changed warfare forever.
This time around, the way we conduct war is different. Similarly, leaders are miscalculating, thinking that they can scare their opponents with warships and fighter jets.
But modern warfare isn’t fought with boots on the ground. In 2014, cyberwar and economic war looms.
The world has never been in a position like this before, where all global currencies are fiat and dependent upon central banker power. The push for a New World Order is inexorable, and make no mistake, the monied elites are fully in control, or almost so.
We maintain this is why so many in the Precious Metals community have miscalculated the timing for when gold and silver would take off to the upside, collapsing the Fed’s fiat “dollar,” or as a result thereof.
On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold by COMEX and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat. [Read more...]
Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered? When U.S. politicians started slapping economic sanctions on Russia, they probably never even imagined that there might be serious consequences for the United States.
But now the Russian media is reporting that the Russian Ministry of Finance is getting ready to pull the trigger on a “de-dollarization” plan.
The fact that the Russian government has held a meeting to discuss “getting rid of the US dollar in Russian export operations” should be front page news on every mainstream news website in the United States. That is how big this is.
If Russia starts asking for payment in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, that will essentially end the monopoly of the petrodollar.
Is Putin on the verge of dealing the US dollar a death blow?
Perhaps all of the media pundits and commentators stating the new Cold War with Russia is a non-event and that the crisis has been averted should view the stunning 4 minutes of footage below of Russia’s massive simulated nuclear attack conducted a few hours ago.
The jaw-dropping display of ICBM force should wake everyone up to the fact that Putin is not backing down, and is not playing games.
Full MUST SEE footage is below:
Yesterday in Odessa, Ukraine, more than 30 anti-Kiev protesters were burned alive, as a US-backed pro-Kiev mob set fire to the trade union building into which they ran to escape the pro-Kiev crowd. It was the largest loss of life in Ukraine since the US-backed coup in February, and it may well be a turning point in the east versus west struggle that ensued.
The pictures from the scene were ghastly (warning: graphic), as desperate protesters tried to claw their way out of the building as they were burned alive. Also ghastly were the photos of the young girls happily making the molotov cocktails that were thrown into the building.
More ghastly still, was the US media coverage of the savage event.
The modus operandi of the elites is to create chaos, preferably in the form of war. Their purpose is to create major headaches for governments and people. The next step is to “offer solutions” to end the chaos. Without fail, the solutions always favor the elite who gain more control as part of the cost for the rescue.
Why war? A simple diversion used to cover the total insolvency of the entire Western banking system and the failure of all fiat currencies. The only solution will be financial destruction, and major economic life disruptions, especially in the ill-prepared United States. Previews of what is in store for the United States are found in Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, Venezuela, Argentina. The list grows.
Now we have the IMF, [Rothschilds] telling one country to start a civil war and capture the Eastern Ukraine. This is how the elites work, and the Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Barack Obama, is their front man, leading the charge, just like he did in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan. Egypt was a purely political manuever. Libya has oil, and prior to the killing of Muammar Gaddafi, that country used to own gold, which was the first order of business to ransack, just as the Ukrainian gold was the first thing to disappear, into greedy Western thieving hands. But always remember, according to Western interests, gold has no useful value…. at least not in your hands.
The Ukrainian conflict continues to escalate, as sources report that the Ukrainian military has begun an operation in the southeastern city of Mariupol, where a branch of PrivateBank has been torched and burned completely to the ground. [Read more...]
Ukraine is the Waterloo event for the USDollar.
The West is not just confronting Russia, but potentially China and the other Shanghai Cooperative Organization members as well. Russia’s relationship with the SCO brings with it the possibility of using gold as a weapon against the West, because most governments involved with the SCO have been actively buying gold while western central banks have been providing it.
So far the SCO members have been content to accumulate the west’s gold on falling prices, being careful not to disrupt the market.
We cannot say the Ukrainian crisis is over. It is more than likely Putin will not be fully satisfied until there is a Russian-friendly government in Kiev. And if a senior Russian politician cares to have another conversation with China over maximizing turmoil on Wall Street, driving up the gold price is the obvious financial weapon of choice. [Read more...]
Jim Sinclair Issues Alert: Dollar Reacting Because Market Knows Russia Has a Nuclear Economic Weapon
Legendary financial & gold expert Jim Sinclair has issued an email alert to subscribers warning that the dollar’s reaction to the US stepping up sanctions against Russia on Thursday indicates that the market knows Russia has a nuclear economic weapon it can detonate on the West by dropping the petro-dollar standard.
Is Puting preparing to nuke the petro-dollar by announcing new Russia gas and oil deals in yuan, euros, real, and gold?
Sinclair’s full MUST READ alert is below: [Read more...]
Overall, U.S. and Western leaders should be lining up to thank Vladimir Putin for a painful but thorough lesson in how the adult leader of a nation protects his country’s genuine national interests. And, it must be noted, Putin is not teaching rocket science. Had Western leaders received a decent education — especially in the fields of history and human nature — they would have been absolutely certain from the start that any destabilizing Western intervention in Ukraine that even remotely threatened Russia’s assured access to its Crimean naval bases would provoke precisely the kind of Russian response that occurred. They also would have known that West and the UN could bleat forever about the requirements of various treaties and international law, but that a nation acting to protect what it perceives to be life-or-death national interests — as is Putin’s Russia — is both insane and suicidal if it refrains from acting because of a raft of documents designed to address Cold War conditions that no longer exist. [Read more...]
World renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair is issuing a warning of a massive downside risk to U.S. sanctions against Russia. Sinclair says watch the “struggling dollar” and Russia accepting any currency for oil and natural gas. Sinclair explains, “It’s struggling . . . because it smells the real teeth of retaliation for sanctions being in the simple acceptance of any currency whatsoever for payment for gas to Europe. Believe me, they will settle in other currencies. . . . It makes energy cheaper. Why in the world would anyone want to pay in dollars if they can pay in their own currency? Russia could retaliate in a way that would have phenomenal impact on the U.S. dollar. . . . Russia has the upper hand. They have it in their ability to turn the U.S. economy upside down and into collapse. There is no question whatsoever. Putin doesn’t need a nuclear bomb. He has a nuclear economic bomb that he can set off at any time.”
What would the price of gold be this year? Sinclair predicts, “Gold has $2,000 an ounce in its sites in 2014.” On silver, Sinclair says, “Silver is gold on steroids. When gold takes off, silver goes up faster. . . . So, the idea you are going to get an old high on silver or better is a given.”
Legendary gold trader Jim Sinclair’s MUST WATCH interview with Greg Hunter is below: [Read more...]
95.7% of Crimeans in Referendum Vote to join Russia, Change Currency to Ruble-Sanctions & Retaliation Next?
With nearly 96% of the vote approving Crimea’s return to Russia, the Crimean people have spoken, and will leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
The White House has responded that it will not recognize the decision, and warns that severe economic sanctions against Russia may be implemented as soon as Monday.
Russia has responded that any economic sanctions by the West will be met with severe retaliation (i.e. the end of the petro-dollar).