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IRD To Mitch McConnell: Exactly Who Is The Thug?

The NY Post reported that Senate Republican “leader,” Mitch McConnell called Vladimir Putin a “thug” in response to DJT’s interview on 60 minutes.   It’s hard for the U.S. Deep State to hide the U.S. military build-up in the NATO countries surrounding Russia’s borders. This includes the takeover, in effect, of Ukraine by the Obama Government.   I think we can all agree that NATO is a de facto “shell” for U.S. military operations.   With that in mind, I pulled the interesting graphic to the right, with some edits from me (click to enlarge) from an article written by an options trader who also posts commentary on Zerohedge.

The U.S. has been literally flooding the NATO countries surrounding Russia’s borders with offensive military assets.  Recently the U.S. deployed tanks and special forces personnel in Poland.  A week later, the U.S. deployed 900 marines in Norway – the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed in Norway, which is a NATO member.

So Mitch, looking at the actions the graphic above and interpreting the actions of the U.S. Department of Defense, who exactly is the “thug?”

An Unavoidable Banking System Collapse And The Winds Of War

We are confronted by a geopolitical situation perhaps as dangerous as any we have faced since World War II: chaos and extremism in the Middle East, Russian aggression and expansion, and a weakened Europe threatened by horrendous unemployment, in no small measure caused by a failure to tackle structural reforms in many of the countries which form part of the European Union,” wrote Jacob Rothschild, a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild family, in an annual Strategic Report of RIT Capital Partners plc (RIT) – Dark Clouds Forming In Europe

Those are fighting words.  Throughout history the underlying cause has always been the constant:  an Empire in collapse.  On the surface the Empire appears to be the United Stats. But a lot of very bright people with whom I’ve been associated over the years would argue that the nexus of the Empire is the mysterious City of London.  To be sure, if the western Empire is interconnected by the bankers, the Rothschild family has its fingerprints all over the Fed, the Bank of England and the ECB – and the BIS.

The above statement by Jacob Rothschild might seem irrelevant on its own.  But in the context of the fact hat U.S. Government has been the inflammatory source of the geopolitical tensions described above, Rothschild’s commentary should be examined in the context of the war powers that Congress is about to serve up on a silver platter to the occupant of the Oval Office.  Or, should I say, the powers that stand incognito behind the sock-puppet who masquerades as Commander-In-Chief.

Today – January 26 –  the Senate will discuss a Joint Resolution slipped into the agenda – LINK, see the last entry – by Mitch McConnell which will give the President the ability to exercise war powers unilaterally without Congressional approval on pretty much anything considered Muslim.  Ron Paul has described McConnell’s proposal as “the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive Branch  in our history.”  LINK

Here’s the McConnell resolution:   (a) In General.–The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force in order to defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, its associated forces, organizations, and persons, and any successor organizations.”

This is how it compares to the resolution passed in 2001, which triggered the war on “terror:”   The resolution passed in 2001 only authorized force to be used concerning those involved in the eventsof September 11, 2001, but it has been wrongly used to justify all sorts of activity and force that it clearly has nothing to do with.  But this proposed S.J. Res. 29 has no limit.

One minor correction.  This Resolution is limited by Section 5b of the War Powers Resolution passed in 1973 which requires that the President check in every 60 days with Congress once he’s initiated war activity on suspected “terrorists”.  Guess what?  If you have a beard and suntan, you are a suspected terrorist by the terms of the McConnell proposed legislation.

Quite frankly, especially in the context of the commentary by Jacob Rothschild, this proposal by McConnell is the next step in the direction of giving the President dictatorial authority to start war with anyone, anytime.  Anyone who can’t see this coming, or who has “hope” that the next President will derail this inevitability, is either tragically naive or catastrophically ignorant.

Just for the record, the two biggest contributors to Mitch McConnell’s campaign funding bank account are Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs.  With JP Morgan at #3, three of the top five are the most influential financial entities on Wall Street.   Any questions about who’s in charge?

Given the source of the monetary control over Capitol Hill in its entirety – yes, including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – it makes sense that the impetus to start a world war is coming from bankers, given that the global financial system is on the cusp of an unavoidable collapse.

Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat history (George Santayana).   World wars, or their historical equivalent, occur when a previously omnipotent Empire becomes impotent.  The only threat to the well-being of the west, specifically the United States, is the unavoidable financial and economic collapse lurking around the corner.  History tells us that, unless something statistically improbable occurs, a world war is also right around the corner.

Is World War Three Unavoidable?

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.

The Silent Scream Of Collapsing Stocks Continues

Nordstrom’s and Advance Auto Parts both missed.  The market was ruthless in chopping 20% and 15%, respectively, off the valuation levels of these stocks.   That’s a $2.4 billion hit to Nordstrom’s market cap and $1.8 billion lopped off AAP’s market cap:

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It’s going to get really ugly soon. I’m sure the Government statisticians will do their best to rig the upcoming retail sales reports for this holiday season. But Christmas sales are going to suck. The middle class is out of disposable income and most likely largely tapped out on credit lines.

These aren’t odd-ball gimmick stocks pumped and dumped by Jim Cramer on Mad Money (see GoPro camera on a stick, for instance).   These are nationwide, multi-billion dollar chain stores representing the consumer spending behavior of America’s middle class.

The cliff-dive behavior of these stocks when they miss their earnings bogey despite a low bar always set by Wall Street con-men is yet another indicator that the system is collapsing.

Here’s how empiric Governments behave all throughout history when they lose control of their collapsing systems – they go to war. From The News Doctors:

The Trident II D5 missile is the granddaddy of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. If sending a message was among the objectives of those that ordered these tests, using the D5 certainly is the “loudest voice.” Dollar hegemony enables U.S. military empire. U.S. policy makers are concerned about dollar hegemony evaporating. Naturally, “the message” has more than one purpose, but Mr. Dykes is correct to place such a major focus on dollar hegemony because the current and unstoppable decline in U.S. dollar hegemony is driving a great deal on the global geopolitical stage.  – Eric Dubin

You can read the rest of this here: The possibility of another world war has never been greater in our lifetime.

The housing market is next…stay tuned…

This May Be Headed For World War Three

When everything else fails, start a war…

I’ve always said that the U.S. Government would start a World War when it was pushed to the brink of having to disclose that fact that it no longer has any gold and that the U.S. financial and economic system is nothing but one massive Ponzi scheme that rests on an unaccountably enormous maze of derivatives, debt and fraud.  We saw evidence of no gold in the cupboard when the Fed failed to deliver on Germany’s request for immediate repatriation of over 600 tonnes of gold.  That saga is still being written.

Following this line of thinking, it makes senses that the mainstream media is not questioning or spending resources on reporting the escalating military activities in Syria. Especially in light of the fact that the mainstream media has caught on to the fact that the U.S. Government is primary cause of the refugee problem in Europe.

I wasn’t shocked when the U.S. Government announced that it was ramping up its military efforts in Syria to “fight ISIS,” or whatever conjured up acronym is being used to label the world’s newest “boogieman.”

This is clearly a thinly disguised attempt to move into Syria and remove the Assad Government, which would enable the U.S. Government to achieve the dual purpose of moving forward with the pipeline that Big Oil wants to put through Syria and to consolidate U.S. military control around the Middle East.

And I was equally unimpressed when Russia announced that it would be moving military equipment and personnel into and around the Assad Government stronghold areas in order to help fortify the “effort” against ISIS.

We saw this movie playing in September 2013, when the Obama regime tried to toss out Assad and put its own puppet in power.  Russia drew a line in the sand from which Obama backed off.

This time around it looks a bit more serious.  Literally a few days after Russia announced its reinforced military presence in Syria, the U.S. exercised its control over the Greek Government by imploring it to block Russia from using Greek airspace.

Yesterday Bulgaria announced that it would deny Russia use of its airspace for military transport planes, which were ostensibly transporting humanitarian supplies to Syria.

This is a clear escalation in the military conflict that has been slowly heating up between Russia and the United States.  Perhaps the most troubling aspect of what is fomenting is not the finger-pointing propaganda between the U.S. and Russian Governments, but the fact that the media – especially in the U.S. – is spending very little resources on covering and reporting this brewing war.

The cover stories for the big wars throughout history have always been religious or political in nature.  But the root cause can always be traced to underlying economic causes.  We know the entire world is plunging into a deep recession.  With the global balance of economic power shifting from West to East – perhaps best symbolized by the massive flow of gold from West to East – my biggest fear is that the U.S. will act in desperation in order to cling to the global hegemonic power that is slipping from its grasp…this is how the big wars always start.  The only difference is that historically, the Empire in collapse did not possess weapons which could literally incinerate the earth…

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: U.S. Headed For Nuclear War With Russia

History tells us that the economic collapse of a great Empire and the shift of world power culminates with a globalized military conflict.  Of course, notwithstanding the relatively light “suitcase” nukes Truman plunked on Japan, the collapse of the U.S. economic and political system will be the first period in history when several country possess enough nuclear weapons to turn the entire earth into a radioactive cesspool.

Paul Craig Roberts did a must-read interview with “The Saker.” I highly recommend taking the time to read it. I’ve had several opportunities to chat with Dr. Roberts one and one in private and I can say with conviction that this is PCR at his best:

The US economy is hollowed out. There has been no real median family income growth for decades. Alan Greenspan as Fed Chairman used an expansion of consumer credit to take the place of the missing growth in consumer income, but the population is now too indebted to take on more. So there is nothing to drive the economy. So many manufacturing and tradable professional service jobs such as software engineering have been moved offshore that the middle class has shrunk. University graduates cannot get jobs that support an independent existence. So they can’t form households, buy houses, appliances and home furnishings. The government produces low inflation measures by not measuring inflation and low unemployment rates by not measuring unemployment. The financial markets are rigged, and gold is driven down despite rising demand by selling uncovered shorts in the futures market. It is a house of cards that has stood longer than I thought possible. Apparently, the house of cards can stand until the rest of the world ceases to hold the US dollar as reserves.

LINK:  Does Washington Intend War With Russia – PCR Interviewed By The Saker