George Soros Warns "No Exaggeration" That China-US On "Threshold Of World War 3"

Tyler Durden's picture

While admitting that reaching agreement between the two countries will be difficult to achieve, George Soros - speaking at The World Bank's Bretton Woods conference this week - warned that unless the U.S. makes 'major concessions' and allows China's currency to join the IMF's basket of currencies, "there is a real danger China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of world war becomes real."

Much in global geopolitics depends on the health and trajectory of the Chinese economy, was the undertone of George Soros' comments as he spoke this week, but as MarketWatch reports,

Billionaire investor George Soros said flatly that he’s concerned about the possibility of another world war.




If China’s efforts to transition to a domestic-demand led economy from an export engine falter, there is a “likelihood” that China’s rulers would foster an external conflict to keep the country together and hold on to power.




To avoid this scenario, Soros called on the U.S. to make a “major concession” and allow China’s currency to join the International Monetary Fund’s basket of currencies. This would make the yuan a potential rival to the dollar as a global reserve currency.


In return, China would have to make similar major concessions to reform its economy, such as accepting the rule of law, Soros said.


Allowing China’s yuan to be a market currency would create “a binding connection” between the two systems.


An agreement along these lines will be difficult to achieve, Soros said, but the alternative is so unpleasant.


“Without it, there is a real danger that China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of third world war becomes real, so it is worth trying.”

And while on the topic, Soros also spoke recently, as ValueWalk notes, on the situation in Europe...

“The European Union was a very inspiring idea to people like me,” he commented, reflecting back to when EU economies were more balanced. “It was the embodiment of the idea of an open society, like minded countries getting together and sacrificing part of their sovereignty for the common good.  It was meant to be a voluntary association of equals.”


Soros continued to say: “Because of the Euro crisis, [the E.U.] has been transformed into something radically different.” He also emphasized that over time two different classes of countries have evolved: creditors and debtors. “The debtors had difficulty meeting their obligations and this put the creditors in charge. They (the creditors) set the rules and made it very difficult for the debtors to exit their inferior status. A voluntary association of equals turned into an involuntary association of un-equals.”


While avoiding making predictions, on Greece Soros noted: “Greece is a poisonous situation. All sides have made a lot of mistakes, and there is a lot of hostility, a lot of negative sentiments…Both sides are willing to hurt the other side even if it hurts them.”

*  *  *

The billionaire investor concluded by pointing out that military spending is currently on the rise in both Russia and China, warning ominously...

"If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war."

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
El Oregonian's picture

Yea, and I'd like to gird that old fat wrinkled pig with a nuke-tipped warhead and blast him off planet earth.

macholatte's picture



Remember:  All the Commander-in-Chief need do is NOTHING and there’s nothing anyone can do about it except whine and fuss.


Are you happy the Soros puppet is POTUS?


People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

George Orwell



philipat's picture

Largely as a result of all the NWO crap that he is behind.

And he may not have noticed but China and Russia have ALREADY formed the alliance he is so fearful of and it will not result in WW3 unless the Neocons in the US continue to be behave like children. Fortunately, the latest developments with the US climb down over Ukraine (By any other words) perhaps demonstrates that there may still be some adults in the room......

AIIB's picture

May the (György) Schwartz be with you...

Deathrips's picture

Will someone kill this lizard fuck...its lieke a b rated horror movie.



palmereldritch's picture

George Soros to the USD (current world reserve currency), [translation]:

Lay down bitch or I'll make sure you and your dependents get blow torched.  You know...we define what currency is.  Have a nice day.

Oh regional Indian's picture


That said, being who he is, he is signalling. Hot-spots galore. A plan is in place. It involves a Cross and the 33rd parallel. Since I first pointed it out in 2011, it's unfolding like clock-work.

the 33rd parallel is the global "hot zone", all 33rd parallel nations have the death penalty, most US states with the DP have their executions on the 33rd (Remember Troy Davis as an example).

The occult plan is thus...


COSMOS's picture

LOL China would have to accept the rule of law, hey Corzine tell them how that is working out in the USA.

The Rule of Law is a two tiered system.  The ones at the bottom are ruled by it while the schmucks at the top are not.

Keyser's picture

All the while Soros has been fanning the flames of unrest in the EurAsian region... Fuck you Soros, please crawl off and die, at least the human race would have a chance without your interference... 

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Soros wears blue ties?  Really?  You would think HE would be the one with the red tie.  Perhaps he is not "All that" after all.

MonetaryApostate's picture

I can tell the villagers are ready to get a rope & torches & go hunting.... good.

bwh1214's picture

It is nothing but an exageration.  When is the last time China invaded another nation?  The Soviets were much more hot headed and we made it through nearly 50 years of a cold war with no major war, so what exactly makes him thing we are on the Threshold of WW3?  Nothing a need for attention before he passes.  

inhibi's picture

Soros needs to stop smoking crack. He has deviated from reality as much as every other billionaire.

pods's picture

Everytime I see a headline with Soros in it, I hope to God Almighty the words "killed, dead, or died" are in it.


mvsjcl's picture

"...China's rulers would foster an external conflict to keep the country together and hold on to power."


Thank God our "rulers" wouldn't think of doing something so evil and underhanded.




El Vaquero's picture

Dear China:


I don't want war with you, but if it does happen, please only hit military targets and US oligarchs with your ICBMs. 



~the US populace.

One Day Only's picture

After reading his take on the EU, something dawned on me.  I get that he is a believer in a utopian globe where everyone works together for the 'common good', and that if we just had the right design, we could achieve Shangri'la.  What he and his ilk seem to ALWAYS overlook is that human nature does not change.  When faced with need, we all devolve into narcissistic animals.  Always.  Always.  No matter what these Progressive elites 'design', at the first sign of lack, it will all fall apart, and in a predictable fashion.

For all their 'smarts', these guys just don't get it.  Or maybe they do... maybe they like the predictable conflict, so they can use the struggle to gain more wealth and power...

And maybe I had two things dawn on me today.

GMadScientist's picture

I can't help but interpret his statements as a hold-up, "Give me a single world currency for my NWO or I will start WWIII."

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Yep, Soros is making a veiled threat.

lordkoos's picture

It has nothing to do with China invading another country.  It's more likely the the USA will not be able to resist throwing their weight around in contested waters off the coast of China and Japan.  That could blow up easily.

winchester's picture
winchester (not verified) MonetaryApostate May 22, 2015 6:48 AM

"there is a real danger China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of world war becomes real."



decoding :


excuse me 

-yea ?

who is john galt ?

- i dunno but you can go ask to goldstein....

cnmcdee's picture

I suspect this warning was really directed at China. Soros is the epiphany of a NWO director, and basically saying if China doesn't stop helping countries like Brazil and Pakistan and allying to Russia the snake is going to strike

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Back off Soros, you bitch!


Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Manthong's picture

When that crusty old Nazi F finally makes it to the 9th layer of Dante’s Inferno I just hope he has enough consciousness to see how those who are left take it out on his progeny.  


Payne's picture

You don't go to WAR with your largest Trade partner and you don't go to WAR with your Arms supplier.  The US is in the stone age if we cut off trade with China.  We could retool in 3 years maybe.

WillyGroper's picture

You do if you want a cull.

Should the grid go down, we do not make transformers.

Then who will be at who's mercy?

Got enough backup for about 3 yrs?

I'll say it again, China has a great big Agenda 21 project in Anaheim, CA.

Citxmech's picture

"BANKERS sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf PAID FOR BY STRIP-MINING A CAPTIVE POPULACE."

Fixed it for you George O. 

apes hit's picture

"You don't go to WAR with your largest Trade partner and you don't go to WAR with your Arms supplier.  The US is in the stone age if we cut off trade with China.  We could retool in 3 years maybe." ~ Payne

Point well taken, but I think you're confusing the U.S. and China with rational stakeholders. Weak and out of shape, the U.S. is determined to hold on to #1 spot while China is ready to flex its new financial/military/diplomatic muscles. There is trouble up ahead between these two....just not sure if this is (yet) the time for the sparks (though hopefully not nuclear-tipped missiles) to fly.

Winston Churchill's picture

Try twenty years and that would be if its soon, before the skilled labor dies off

or becomes too old to pass on their knowledge.Then again, how much could/would the millenials

learn between texting and phone calls.

Maybe never is the right answer.

Budd aka Sidewinder's picture

Gee Thanks Truthseeker2 for linking me to another alternative news source that I have had to bookmark and spend hours reading

Volkodav's picture

he is not the working for others

Fun Facts's picture

The schmucks are the ones at the bottom.

The mensches are the ones at the top.

aurum4040's picture

Like him or not, Soros is dead on, in fact Russia and China are there militarily now....Jade Helm is concentrated near the 33rd parallel.... 

Duude's picture

Corzine only proved the best defense is to become a major campaign bundler of a soon reelected and very corrupt President.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Please ORI, China executes more people than any other country!!!

realWhiteNight123129's picture

There will not be a war:

China will make the Yuan Convertible into Gold, and that will nuclearize the financial system in the West.

No bloodshed, but game over for Washington and Wall Street, from one day to another. Gov goes broke instantly. It is like cutting the credit card of Uncle Sam. The ATM stop working in the US, general mayhem in the US, and revolution in the US.



GMadScientist's picture

Uh, if they wanted to cut off Uncle Sam's "credit card", all they'd have to do is sell Ts en masse.

WillyGroper's picture


JFK 33rd P, nightmare on elmstreet.

You are sooooo spot on!

This is more Kabuki controlled op.

I met a col. ASNspook retired yesterday by pure happenstance. I chatted with him for 4hrs. During the height of the Cold War, he was flown to Switzerland. All these alleged enemies were there. Gorby for example.

It got real interesting on area 51. He said it's all true.

Soros is an evil liar. Not that TPTB won't have a cull. Nothing is as it seems.

CPL's picture

They don't actually know where they are, they just all find themselves repeating the same mistakes over and over and over again.  Worse yet, they have an inkling, but refuse to admit it to themselves, these people 'running' things are in deep, deep denial of their situation.  Most of them can barely look themselves in the mirror unless to straighten a tie, or see the fuzzy reflection of who they once were.  They have literally been doing the same thing so long, over and over they don't know any better.  For Mr Soro's, I'd say he's begging for anything to happen and in the bargaining stage of the Kübler-Ross model. 

In terms of a project plan, all his luck got sucked down a drain and he's in quicksand with all the dumb fuckers that helped him and he pulled in with him.   Harder he yells and struggles, the faster the circumstantial "quick sand" eats him as one thing after another goes wrong.  In terms of project execution, it's not one big thing that ruins the plans of mice and men, it's ten thousand little things that stall, distract and throw timing off.

Otherwise grab the popcorn and enjoy the side show.

Mister Ponzi's picture

How bad is current US foreign policy if you increasingly get the feeling that people like Soros, Kissinger, and Brzezinski are firmly on the dovish side?

Ghordius's picture

+1 fact is that China is demanding a rebalancing. the same China that Nixon visited and invited in the global economy, and has been accumulating technology and US Treasury Bonds since then

whithout being partisan on this matter, imho US policy on the matter of the IMF reform is simply a situation of full denial. hence the new AIIB, the new sister of the IMF

but a WWIII because of that? come on. yes, a full reapproachment of China and Russia is in the cards. so what. the real impact is more power and toy business for the MICs, i.e. the US MIC, the Russian MIC and the Chinese MIC. It's "just"... waste. Armaments don't feed and clothe and shelter anybody

Interestingly, all three together still cause less waste then the freaking global five trillion aggregated subsidies for OIL. Funny, eh, that something on which we are all so dependent is so freakingly subsidized, and it's price so volatile, in the long run. A freaking mega-cluster-fuck, if you ask me


LOL. Soros is pissed off about the EU. LOL. Soros is pissed off about the EULOL. Soros is pissed off about the EU... LOL LOL LOL

I'm sorry, I like Soros the "champion of open society"... from a theoretical point of view. As much as I dislike him as the "champion of market power" when it comes to his... bets

but I find it extremely... pleasing that Soros is pissed off about "the EU". as much as I find his "the EU" bla bla bla a typical superficial point of view

Soros, stop projecting. I am sick of this "oh, if the EU would be like the US then it would be all fine, just all fine". Go and play in US politics, will you?

piratepiet2's picture

"yes, a full reapproachment of China and Russia is in the cards. so what."

Any comment on the joint military exercises of China and Russia in the Mediterranean ?

post turtle saver's picture

what, that handful of rowboats playing in a bathtub?

why does everyone here with an axe to grind for the US act like they're consistently in denial about the size, reach, and second-to-none power of the US Navy... the boom boats alone have enough firepower to wipe out life on this planet three times over, yet even when looked at from a conventional warfare perspective there simply is no peer in existence...

we're talking about a true honest-to-goodness nuclear navy here, folks... it's practically the stuff of science fiction and the fact that most of you here simply don't get that tells me just how much China and Russia are underestimating their opponent...