This is so funny.
Washington and Beijing have painted clashing pictures of the encounter between the U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft and a Chinese J-11 fighter on Aug. 19 well to the east of China’s island province of Hainan.” – WSJ
…and on the Pacific front… a confrontation between Chinese & American military aircraft increase tensions.
The trend to watch here is simply further escalation of tensions with the Chinese. We must assume that Washington DC wants tensions to increase on all fronts because they don’t seem to be working hard to make any friends – except for a few militant groups.
To make matters worse the US orders another aircraft carrier to the region.
Photo via Associated Press.
As the US has acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a greater threat than Al-Qaeda, the White House is reportedly seeking domestic legal justification at home to use unlimited military force against the Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria. On Friday, the Obama administration said that the killing of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants amounts to a direct terrorist attack on the United States.” – RT USA
A growing number of Americans are realizing that it’s not just terrorism the powers-that-be are working so hard to protect us from – it’s the collapse of the U.S. Dollar they are really worried about. The economy of the West was built for speed not endurance. Piling debt upon debt can give you incredibly fast growth – and we see the results all around us – but it doesn’t give you longevity.
Economic longevity comes providing real value to the people around you. The BRICS don’t have the debt problem we have, they have economies built longevity – at least in the short-term. I suspect they will end up following in our footsteps – but for now the pendulum is swinging east.
This is the real threat, as seen by the western powers-that-be, and in a way they are right. As the pendulum swings, the west is going to feel some serious pain and we’ll be forced back to hard labor. The alternative, which the President seems set on starting, is World War. Continue reading Man Wins Peace Prize, Then Moves to Start World War III to Protect All Americans
The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border.” – TheHill
Glad to know they are looking for something.
Not sure who exactly because apparently they are not looking for Jesus.
…and they don’t seem to be looking for non-citizens.
I don’t even think they are looking for Osama bin Laden… oh right, he’a dead.
So how can the Pentagon say with a strait face that they know anything about who is crossing the border? Don’t we all know that the Mexican/American border has been open for a long time.
In the news we read:
“In the first barometer of global condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukraine and its Western backers persuaded a large majority of countries in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to dismiss the annexation as illegal, even as Russia sought to rally world support for the idea of self-determination.” – United Nations General Assembly Vote Isolates Russia – NYTimes.com.
Instead of rambling on like so many about right & wrong and who we think is more at fault over this Ukraine thing – lets cut to the chase.
Nations around the world are lining up and taking sides on what could turn into a huge global economic split. Pictured below is a quick yet incomplete look at how the world is splitting apart.
I think we can assume that the BRICS are siding with Russia. The BRICS are the rising economic world power, a reality that must really threaten western leaders.
I may be jumping ahead, but if the BRICS chose to stand together and pick some other currency, like the Chinese Yuan, as the preferred currency for international trade, the US Dollar would loose its status as the sole world reserve currency.
What would the loss of the US Dollar’s dominance mean to main street America?
Technically speaking it would mean that a big chunk of the world would stop demanding dollars. Lower demand of anything results in lower value. When a currency looses value quickly we experience it as rising prices on consumables like food, fuel, and services. If it happens incredibly fast we call it hyperinflation.
Will we see more inflation if the world splits economically in two?
There’s no way to tell because so much reality is papered over by the central banks and government stimulus.
What worries me is that the world leaders seem hell-bent on taking us there. They will blame each other for the mess – when they are all to blame – and the people will end up footing the bill or worse.
So in the mean time I pray they stand down and find some other way to resolve these differences – and buckle up for a rough ride just in case cool heads don’t prevail.
So the spin is… other foreigners are buying our paper, as China dumps it. This story is also not exactly front page news, probably because most Americans don’t follow the currency war.
“China, the largest foreign U.S. creditor, reduced holdings of U.S. Treasury debt in December by the most in two years as the Federal Reserve announced plans to slow asset purchases.The nation pared its position in U.S. government bonds by $47.8 billion, or 3.6 percent, to $1.27 trillion, the largest decline since December 2011, according to U.S. Treasury Department data released yesterday. At the same time, international investors increased holdings by 1.4 percent, or by $78 billion, in December, pushing foreign holdings to a record $5.79 trillion.” – via China Cuts Treasury Holdings Most Since 2011 Amid Taper – Bloomberg.
The short version, in my humble opinion, is that the world is dividing between nations standing behind The West and The East, and the prize will be reserve currency status.
At the very least recognize that it’s on the table that The West will loose – or at least be willing to start a shooting war in an attempt to win; then… prepare.
Should anyone be surprised that the French and U.S. involvement in Mali is over money? No… war is – and always has been – about acquisition. Mali has huge gold and uranium reserves and the west wants it.
Where Do You Stand on the Bill of Rights? I realize this may seem like a loaded rhetorical question… but… there are some people, including some in government, that clearly don’t value the framework our nation was founded upon. Their actions show us that they think it’s ok to pass new laws, or in the case of the President, issue executive orders that boldly undermine the Constitution & Bill of Rights.
No matter what labels we all choose to wear (liberal, conservative, moderate, democrat, republican, libertarian, etc) we the people are Americans first, so protecting the Constitution & Bill of Rights protects our freedom.
Alex Jones (pictured above on the right, speaking with Piers Morgan) may be one of the best known conspiracy theorists. His angry ranting seems to work well for him on his radio (and internet) show but for most folks he must come across as irrational.
Conspiracy theorists don’t help expose the truth, they (often inadvertently) cloud the truth by tainting the facts they present with small insertions of accusations, assumptions, generalizations and inaccurate facts.
The only way wake up the masses from a big lie would be with a mountain of rock solid investigation backed with undeniable facts presented as glossy as the prime time news. This is because the bigger the lie the bigger the case against it must be.
Hitler knew how to tell the biggest lies and wrote about them in Mein Kampf:
“All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” (wikipedia)
So when we are presented with big lies, or big truths, there must be a larger opposing force to push it aside. Apparently this as true for ideas as it is for physics.
This also explains why conspiracy theorists make matters worse. A small group of people that are open to alternate ideas and those who don’t buy into the main stream point of view will listen and believe the conspiracy theorist. The masses will think the conspiracy theorist is just a nut and their beliefs in the main stream point of view will end up being hardened.
What to do?
Think for yourself, weigh all the evidence yourself, and decide which truth seems more plausible. Then (more importantly) observe the tide, step back, and avoid being caught up – not to turn your back on the issues but to better choose your next step.
In the case of Sandy Hook, just like 9/11, we see a lot of evidence presented by conspiracy theorists that seems valid that the official story is filled with partial truths. We also see the powers-that-be pushing an agenda. In the case of 9/11 it was war with Iraq, in the case of Sandy Hook it’s gun control.
So the tide this time is a swirling confusion of facts but the main direction of the flow is toward gun control. So no matter what actually happened at Sandy Hook the powers-that-be, or a powerful subset, want to take guns away from Americans. The outcome of this could have wide sweeping impacts such as an increase in crime overall, the reduction of personal freedom, and the increasing of the centralization of power in Washington DC.
So one’s next step should probably account for those net effects. You can also choose to fight the tide which may be a fools errand much as tilting at windmills but if it makes you happy go for it. Otherwise it may be more beneficial to focus on the things you can control and surf toward and eddy to ride out the wave.
Caution, paradigm shift ahead.
Dang this latest news is better than any false flag. Obama now has the smoking gun he’s been seeking and a war with Iran will seem justified. It has been reported that Ahmadinejad’s cameraman has delivered key evidence into American hands.
“The Iranian cameraman assigned to document President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent trip to the UN has defected, and new reports claim that with his exit he has handed the US a trove of never-before-seen footage of his homeland’s nuclear facilities.” – RT.
I oppose war entirely. We didn’t go to war with India or Pakistan when they declared they had nukes. We didn’t go to war with Israel because they are suspected of having nukes.
I wish Obama would use this evidence to pressure Iran’s friends (China & Russia specifically) to help encourage Iran to work with the international community and give America & Israel no viable reason to start a war.
But sadly it looks like the joint US/Israel attack is loaded in the breech.
“After months of urging from Israeli authorities for the US to intervene in a rumored Iranian plan to procure a nuke, a source speaking on condition of anonymity tells Foreign Policy’s David Rothkopf that the two allies have come close to signing off on an attack against Iran.
Although no plan of action has been set in stone yet, the source says the attack will likely be from the sky and consist of drone strikes and bomber jets for only “a couple of hours” at best but would not require more than “a day or two” of action.” – RT
So lets just say this happens – after all it’s on the table. A couple of questions pop into my mind:
- How will China or Russia respond? Will they jump in militarily and make WWIII official or will they continue to play their cards close to their chest and continue their subtle chess moves? I suspect the latter.
- What will happen to the oil flow from the Middle East? We all know about the vulnerability of the Strait of Hormuz. We all know that Iran is well armed. This could go very badly for Americans at home if gas goes higher.
- How will Americans respond? Will they support Obama and give him a landslide election or tell him to make up with Ahmadinejad and let the oil flow? I suspect both but would he seek peace?
- Could this be the catalyst to collapse the petrodollar? An attack on Iran seems like it would have the potential to split the world in two – east & west. If this happened would oil trades cease to be made predominantly in U.S. Dollars? Seems plausible.
- If the petrodollar collapses does the dollar collapse? Technically speaking – yes. Hyperinflation would be the result of a massive increase in the money supply, so if the demand for dollars suddenly dropped due to its abandonment for oil trades the dollar should technically drop in value – possibly collapse.
- Would the U.S. Government go back on the gold standard to support the dollar? I think might – in fact I think the powers-that-be would do anything to protect the American way of life. There has been some speculation that the gold design features of the new $100 bill hints that this might be the case.
- If there were a world war, and the U.S. went back on the gold standard, and replaced all old dollars with gold dollars, what would happen to all those foreign held paper dollars? Oh right, they would be made worthless – obsolete. That would also strengthen the dollar significantly and destabilize any nation relying on those old dollars.
I’m just asking questions and making guesses. I used to be a fairly good chess player and this reminds me of the thought process one uses to win. You know… if I move X, my opponent will move Y, Z, or… Q!? It’s always guess work but helps a player see ahead a few moves.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out… now I just need to go dig a bunker so I have somewhere to watch the game unfold.
Crazy world… and all for this.