I was first dragged, somewhat unwillingly, on to the “dark side” back in 2001. I was spending my time shorting the market, mostly still-overvalued tech stocks at a daytrading shop in Denver. I met a guy who had been studying the precious metals market and all of the issues connected to gold and the evolution of fiat currency since 1971. Really, this development dates back to the founding of the Fed in 1913. And, really, it dates back to when President Lincoln allowed someone to use Government-issued war bonds as legal tender to settle a debt.
After doing my own due diligence on all of the above, I concluded about two years later that what was developing economically and geopolitically would eventually lead to World War Three. Talk about largely playing by myself in the doom and gloom sandbox…
While my opinions don’t need to count, Paul Craig Roberts has written must-read commentary which explains why he believes that WW3 is inevitable:
The events of September 11, 2001, are regarded by informed people as “the new Pearl harbor” that the neoconservatives said was necessary in order to begin their wars of conquest in the Middle East. Paul O’Neil, President George W. Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, has stated pubicly that the agenda of President Bush’s first meeting with his cabinet was the invasion of Iraq. This invasion was planned prior to 9/11. Since 9/11 Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries and now confronts Russia both in Syria and Ukraine.
I’ve been following Dr. Roberts’ since the mid-2000’s, when his commentary was published by CounterPunch. Back then everything that has unfolded up til now was regarded as “wild conspiracy theories.” It’s one thing for an amateur hack like myself to predict an eventual World War, but when someone with the career path of Dr. Roberts puts this reality in front of us, it’s worth reading and heeding:
At this point in time, nuclear war can only be avoided in two ways. One way is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washington’s hegemony. The other way is for an independent leader in Germany, the UK, or France to rise to office and withdraw from NATO. That would begin a stampede to leave NATO, which is Washington’s prime tool for causing conflict with Russia and, thereby, is the most dangerous force on earth to every European country and to the entire world. If NATO continues to exist, NATO together with the neoconservative ideology of American hegemony will make nuclear war inevitable.
You can read the entire analysis here: Why World War Three Is On The Horizon
Just for the record, don’t blame this on Obama. He’s just a pathetic hand-puppet for the real forces of power behind the scenes who are controlling U.S. geopolitical policy – the Deep State. History will be a harsh judge on Obama’s Presidency, but he’s nothing more than a figure-head who was inserted into the post because he was completely malleable and lacked any DC power base. Hell, all he wants to do is learn how to tee-off without slicing the ball out of bounds and how to avoid 3-putting every green.