Putin Warns Of Risk Of Major Conflict, Says Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status

Tyler Durden's picture

Having been relatively quiet for a while, Russia's leader Vladimir, speaking in Sochi (following meetings with Middle East crown princes who confirmed Russia as a key partner - "isolated"?), has unleashed his most aggressive statements with regard the failing world order:

  • *PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY
  • *PUTIN: WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING

Adding that the risk of major conflicts involving major countries is growing, as well as the risk of arms control treaties being violated, Putin exclaimed that the US-led unipolar world is like a dictatorship over other countries and that "US leadership brings no good for others," and calls for a new global consensus.

 

Having met Crown Prince Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in Sochi, who confirmed that Moscow “plays a very important role in the Middle East," and added that he had no doubts that his country and Russia “are bound by a privileged relationship," it appears Russia is less "isolated" than the West would have many believe.

As Bloomberg reports:

  • *PUTIN SPEAKS AT MEETING OF VALDAI CLUB IN SOCHI
  • *PUTIN SAYS WORLD GROWING LESS SECURE, PREDICTABLE
  • *PUTIN SAYS NO GUARANTEE OF GLOBAL SECURITY
  • *GLOBAL SECURITY SYSTEM IS WEAK, DEFORMED: PUTIN
  • *COLD WAR ENDED WITHOUT PEACE BEING ACHIEVED: PUTIN
  • *PUTIN SAYS COLD WAR `VICTORS' DISMANTLING INTL LAWS, RELATIONS
  • *U.S. HAS WORSENED DISBALANCE IN INTL RELATIONS: PUTIN
  • *PUTIN SAYS U.S.  ACTING LIKE NOUVEAU RICHE AS GLOBAL LEADER
  • *PUTIN SAYS WORLD LEADERS BEING BLACKMAILED BY `BIG BROTHER'
  • *U.S. LEADERSHIP BRINGS NO GOOD FOR OTHERS: PUTIN
  • *PUTIN SEES GLOBAL MEDIA UNDER CONTROL, UNDERMINING TRUTH
  • *PUTIN SAYS WEST CLOSED EYES TO INTL TERRORISM ENTERING RUSSIA
  • *PUTIN CALLS U.S. SELF-APPOINTED LEADER
  • *PUTIN: UNIPOLAR WORLD LIKE DICTATORSHIP OVER OTHER COUNTRIES
  • *PUTIN SAYS MANY COUNTRIES DISENCHANTED W/ GLOBALIZATION: PUTIN
  • *PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY
  • *RUSSIA WON'T BEG FOR ANYTHING: PUTIN
  • *SANCTIONS UNDERMINING WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION RULES: PUTIN
  • *RUSSIA ISN'T WALLING ITSELF OFF FROM WORLD, PUTIN SAYS
  • *RUSSIA READY FOR DIALOGUE ON NORMALIZING ECONOMIC TIES: PUTIN
  • *PUTIN: WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING
  • *PUTIN CALLS FOR NEW GLOBAL CONSENSUS, INTERDEPENDENCE
  • *PUTIN: CONTINUED USE OF FORCE IN UKRAINE MAY LEAD TO DEAD END
  • *PUTIN SAYS U.S. CAN'T HUMILIATE ITS PARTNERS FOREVER

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Fighting talk?

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Escalation? It seems sabre-rattling is picking up as The Washington Times reports,

Russian military provocations have increased so much over the seven months since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine that Washington and its allies are scrambling defense assets on a nearly daily basis in response to air, sea and land incursions by Vladimir Putin’s forces.

 

Not only is Moscow continuing to foment unrest in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials and regional security experts say Russian fighter jets are testing U.S. reaction times over Alaska and Japan’s ability to scramble planes over its northern islands — all while haunting Sweden’s navy and antagonizing Estonia’s tiny national security force.

 

 

“What’s going on is a radical escalation of aggressive Russian muscle flexing and posturing designed to demonstrate that Russia is no longer a defeated power of the Cold War era,” says Ariel Cohen, who heads the Center for Energy, National Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington.

 

“The more we retreat, the more we are encouraging Russia to behave in a more aggressive way,” Mr. Cohen said. “We need to be engaging more deeply with our Central Asian allies, but instead we are in the process of abandoning turf to Russia, and it’s wrong — it’s against our interests geopolitically to let Russia feel that they all of a sudden have won all the turf without firing a shot.”

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The Phallic Crusader's picture

The neocons must be rounded up and put on trial.

Or just rounded up and shot - because fuck 'em.

Monty Burns's picture

"Ariel Cohen, who heads the Center for Energy, National Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington."

Ariel Cohen.  Tell me, is  there any organization in America not controlled by the Tribe?  This is getting surreal....

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

Ukrainian air defenses have killed more innocent civilian air travelers than Ebola.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Damn, my man crush just keeps growing. I just did yoga so I am a little vulnerable also.

I wish he would just take Soros out with a lazer bomb and go "okay, all square for now".

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

We need a Ukrainian air defense czar.

The IDF has killed more women and children this year than ebola has, too, so maybe we will get an IDF czar?

US Drone strikes have killed more than 3,000 people in Pakistan.  Maybe a Pakistan drone czar?

500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000
since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq.
  Maybe a killed by the cops czar?

RockyRacoon's picture

I'm just sittin' here relishing the idea of anarchy.  Sounds pretty damn good right about now.

Gotta go... I'm way behind in my garbage can rummaging.  Too many goodies, so little time.

Keyser's picture

The tribe are ramping up the rhetoric because they know their days are numbered and each day brings them closer to destruction... 

Divided States of America's picture

Pretty quiet on the Russian Ukraine front lately...but why not make it this weekend to start up some shit again.

Anyways, I was brought up watching American MSM to think Putin is evil and Russia is evil (thx to movies like Red Heat, Top Gun)...but honestly, he's one of only few world leaders making any sense nowadays.

As well, I am in my 30s....and fellow 30 - 40 year old people on ZH, you know what? DONT expect anybody under 20 to give a shit to whats going on, they were brought up oblivious to MSM and ideals that are useless (like getting the newest iPhone) and people over 50 are too old to give a shit....so its up to us to fight for what we believe in and what is right. We are the only ones who were brought up at a time that allows us to think rationally, logically and morally to make a statement in this fucked up society. I have been trying to open the minds of others around me....mostly with success...though I get called for being negative and sometimes crazy....but we are the only age group that can wake up the sheep.

Colonel Klink's picture

Ariel Cohen, a good Christian boy I'm assuming?

VATICANT's picture

Fuck the sheep, let them be slaughtered

Self quarantine

Protect you and yours

Anusocracy's picture

Putin should just call Washington what it is: a nest of psychopathic killers.

Do the opposite of the West, tell the truth.

MidwestJester's picture

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

jbvtme's picture

so i'm wondering how many latex covered fingers i will have up my ass at my next airport screening if i say right now, out loud for everyone to hear, "i wish this guy was my president"

COSMOS's picture

Love it how by testing NATO, the Russians are making them spend a TON of CASH on gas.  One Russian plane goes up and ten NATO jets swarm up lol.

Better yet when the Euros spend themselves to death on their own. Look at the Swedes looking for the bogus sub.  Hate to see the Gas Bill for those ships.  If they keep this up they may have to add OARS like in Viking times, to their Corvettes.

Never One Roach's picture

No way!

There’s as much chance of the dollar losing reserve status as there is of Ebola coming to estados unidos …simply not going to happen …

 

… Barry says so.

 

oh, wait a sec ....

strannick's picture

America, fuck yea. Here to save the mfing day.

America ruins the world to rule it.

Lore's picture

Partisanship and nitpicky details aside, don't you love that feeling of release and downright JOY when someone in power actually opens his trap and says something intelligent and truthful about current affairs?  I used to get the same feeling listening to a Ron Paul speech.  It's like the sun coming out from behind dark storm clouds and shining down. 

Watching Canadian news this morning, the pablum is so thick I feel like I'm living in a daycare.  I'm so close to cancelling, but I want to know what the sheepl are being told to think...

Manthong's picture

“U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY, WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING.” 

 

..and the downside is…..?

Joe Trader's picture

ZH still hasn't written an article about how in 2008 Putin proposed to the PM of Poland to divide Ukraine. Russia taking the majority with Poland moving in its army into only 5 West Ukrainian provinces. Doesn't fit the ZH script.

Socratic Dog's picture

Seems to me that all Putin has to do is let the the USSA  drunkenlystumble  around destroying itself.  To help it along, no propaganda necessary, just tell the truth.  Like this speech.  People I'd never expect it from are telling me that Putin seems more, well, truthfull than our guys.

Then, when it's time for the silver nail through the heart, buy media time in the west, maybe a late night infomercial, they're cheap, and give a little speech starting with "It's not my business, I know, but my intelligence people have given me information I feel an obigation to pass on.  This is what actually happened on 9-11...". 

Game over.  The sooner the better.

MontgomeryScott's picture

Reading the article, I am surprised that Putin is so, um, 'honest'.

This SHOULD be an 'OH SHIT' moment for the people in the CONUS, but the MSM will make sure that the masses NEVER SEE THIS.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

In all credit to the Daily Telegraph, they are reporting it openly. The BBC, however, (I could try to be surprised but know I would fail) hides it away and what report they do give is ultra brief, sarcastic and shprter than the rentagob critique below it that paints it as an attempt at Russian world domination. FFS!

Moonrajah's picture

Joe, you really should re-check your sources from time to time. Here's straight from the horse's mouth (no, I'm not implying that Kerry has something to do with this).

 

WARSAW (Reuters) - The speaker of Poland's parliament, Radoslaw Sikorski, said on Tuesday he had mis-remembered when he told an interviewer that Russian President Vladimir Putin had proposed that Warsaw and Moscow occupy Ukraine and divide it between them.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/polands-speaker-backs-down-claim-putin-propose...

Rakshas's picture

.... oh buddy misremembering can lead to a shitstorm of trouble...... I remember this one time I misremembered not getting the wifes permission to bring home these stripper twins for Christmas dinner....... ya know because everyone should have a warm place to sleep at chrismas and all.... apparently not all christians are all that christian...... 

BigJim's picture

Check out Sikorski's wife's background.

Flagit's picture

"Where we're going Marty, we don't need rules."

-Doc

Anybody's picture

Re: Lore

Watching Canadian news this morning, the pablum is so thick I feel like I'm living in a daycare.

+1000

Thanks for voicing the opinion of many Canadians.

AlaricBalth's picture

I was moved as well. Moved to ponder the Putin statement "new global consensus". A phrase which sounds eerily like "New World Order".

Perhaps I am just being paranoid.....or maybe, diligent?

MalteseFalcon's picture

Anyone find that sub, yet?

How about those black boxes from MH 17?

Anyone?  Bueller?

pods's picture

I read that they have found the sub but it was just a Baby Ruth. They are currently draining the Baltic to disinfect it.

pods

The_Dude's picture

Pods...I think you missed your calling in stand-up...

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Pods was once into stand up but he stood down.

walküre's picture

you guys crack me up. I live for this shit. Keep 'em coming!

Flagit's picture

Vlad: Alright Porky, thats 800 mil, cough it up.

Petro: I give you, nothing!

Vlad: Yea, I figured as much. Moose, Rocko, help the Ukies find their pocketbook.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Divided States ...

 

You wrote: “he's (Putin) one of only few world leaders making any sense nowadays.

I have been trying to open the minds of others …. I am in my 30s.... DONT expect anybody under 20 to give a shit … and people over 50 are too old to give a shit....so its up to us to fight .We are the only ones who were brought up at a time that allows us to think rationally, logically and morally…


DS,

First: Putin is a fascist oligarch. Top down management (and from the KGB/CIA style).

Second: You’re 30, and you know shit! Just like the 99.9% of the population and most Hedgers.

 

Let me prove it to you:

a) Whatever you do (work, raising a family, taking a bus, and so on) you need energy. Energy comes from minerals. Do you see the ‘Real’ problems?

Ugo Bardi: “Because to extract minerals, you need energy. And that is the problem, you need more and more energy, and you have less and less because energy comes from minerals, which are fossil fuels, you see the problem?

The troubles come from our attitude that continues to make us believe that oil will last forever. It is not possible. Let's start thinking about that!

 

b) The first billion people took about 1,800 years. Do you know how long it took for the last billion?

 

 

 

OLD YELLER's picture

FIRST: Putin BAAAAAD. Ohbummer GOOOOOD! Belive what they DO! not what they SAY!

Who is the aggressor here? Sorrows and company started this whole mess with malice in foresight to poke sticks at the Russian Bear to goad it into real aggressive action in Ukraine to take the moral high ground to justify another intervensionist war and print money to pay for it degradeing its value a hidden Tax for all! All this for Feedom and Mocracy just like in Amereeka!! After reading George Sorrows working paper for Ukraine it is clear to me the Tribe Conspiracy Theory is true. Amereeka is Isreals avatar and yes, they want to rule the world!! Russia is aware of the Wolfoblitz policy, America can stricke first for total victory!! IT'S LUNACY. IT IS AN EXISTENSIONAL ISSUE FOR THE WORLD.

SECOND: I don' know how old you are but please deal with the facts. Political and financial reform is urgently needed in USA or the're won't be one soon.

walküre's picture

Would make sense if Soros shorted the Ruble. Otherwise where is the upside for a prick like Soros?

Transformer's picture

What is all this BS about the tribe?  If you want to understand what's really going on, have a listen to mad man, David Icke-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNIcAcrvi2M

diogenes23's picture

wasting oil on military failures is not a good solution for this problem.

 

Karaio's picture

Slave Isaura: 

 

No use arguing with imbeciles! 

These Americans understand just what the world thinks of them when everything is in flames. 

No use saying that God is the way the Pastor is the toll. 

Much less point in an industry that only manufactures instruments of death. 

What goes around comes around. 

You can be a citizen, a State or a Country. 

 

hehe.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Karaio

It doesn't bother me. Wonder why?

 

a) I have a bleak view of humanity, starting next decade

b) 18 Reasons to Give Up Trying to Live Up to Everyone’s Expectations

 

http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/04/30/18-reasons-to-give-up-trying-to-live-up-to-everyones-expectations/