The US Endgame? Creating A Climate That "Could Easily Be Transformed Into War"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne)), via SHTFPlan.com,

Most readers have been watching, as the U.S. and Russia seem to be positioning themselves along Cold War lines.  The posturing is not confined to maneuvering military assets; it also runs along economic lines, in which most warfare is at least based if not a major or the sole impetus.  Each power has sought to cement its claims/presence in areas bordering the sphere of influence of, or the actual territory of the other power.  Such posturing can be dangerous and lead to an incident that escalates into the uncontrollable.

Recently the news media has been abuzz with the Russian fighter aircraft buzzing the U.S. in the face: first the incident with the two fighters coming within 30 feet of an American naval vessel, and another separate incident involving aerial theatrics around a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft (a Boeing RC-135 intelligence-gathering spy plane).  The U.S. responded in kind on April 20 by allowing a guided missile destroyer, the U.S.S. Cook to encroach upon Russian borders while conducting maneuvers near Poland.  The U.S. claimed that Russian aircraft were doing fly-by’s to intimidate the destroyer.

Unlike the puissant response by John Kerry, feigning anger and doing nothing with the Russian aircraft incidences of the past two weeks, Russia is not playing with the destroyer incident.  The Russian ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko is reported by Reuters to have made the following statement:

“This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia.  We will take all necessary measures, precautions, to compensate for these attempts to use military force.”

This statement by Grushko was not limited to the incident with the Cook.  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has affirmed in the past week the intention of NATO to deploy command and control centers in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania.  Exercises are currently being planned and prepared in Estonia by NATO air assets, to include participation by Sweden and Finland, both non-NATO members.  The exercises are scheduled to commence on April 28.

Although the exercises are superficially being dubbed maneuvers to help with control of civilian airports and coordination with them during “an emergency situation,” in reality they are both posturing and stationing aircraft on Russia’s western flank.  Also, the mainstream media barely mentioned the fact that last month, NATO fighter aircraft approached a Russian aircraft carrying Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defense Minister who was en route to inspect military facilities and readiness in Kalingrad, toward Russia’s western border.

Much has also been mentioned by NATO of Russian “aggression and encroachment” regarding Ukraine, still beset by more than a year of fighting in its eastern region between Ukrainian forces and ethnic Russian separatists.  NATO has condemned Russia for supplying these separatists with equipment, materials, and personnel.  Russia has responded to this accusation by declaring eastern Ukraine to be mired in a civil war.

There are also underlying economic issues to all of this.  As mentioned in previous articles, the entire involvement of NATO wanting to “assist” Russia in her support of Syria was nothing more than an attempt to oust Assad.  This, in turn took a back seat to the desires of NATO and the U.S. to annex a portion of Syria in order to enable a natural gas pipeline from Qatar into Western Europe for the purpose of negating Russia’s Gazprom from supplying Western Europe with natural gas.  Basically, the Russians solidified Assad’s position, bombed the insurgents into submission, left supplies and advisers with Assad, and withdrew from the board.  The U.S. was left stultified with egg on its face.

Now the BRIC nations are starting their markets up in earnest, backing their currencies with gold and trading in Shanghai, China, and Moscow in Russia.  These two nations, incidentally are #1 and #3 respectively regarding gold production.  The former produced 490 tons in 2015, and the latter put out 295 tons that year.  The two nations account for 25% of the gold production for the world.  Those are staggering numbers.  In addition to production, China and Russia have been building up their reserves of gold astronomically.

They are ranked 5th and 6th respective to gold reserves.  The U.S. is listed as “#1” but this is another faux pearl attached to others on a string, such as phony employment numbers and the inflated GDP as reported by parrots of the media and business insider networks who are, in reality inside of the pockets of the administration and the Federal Reserve.

Another point of interest that may have a great effect is that Congress is in the midst of passing legislation to hold Saudi Arabia partially accountable for the 9-11 attacks.

The Saudis responded with informing the state department that they will call in assets and all accounts payable if that is the case.  This could really domino and also spell an immediate end to the Petrodollar.  Wouldn’t that be interesting?  Congress would hit the Saudis up with a bill, and the Saudis would pay us in “fiat” Federal Reserve notes, maybe cutting off the oil supply as well.  Payment of the bill then may as well be in toilet paper.

To summarize, akin to ancient Rome, the United States has over-extended herself.  She has created a climate that could easily be transformed into a war on a slight pretext.  Wars, as it is well known are also a means a nation can extricate itself from debt and financial responsibility.  The dying Petrodollar system has been on life support for some time, and it appears other nations such as the BRIC’s are taking the initiative to return to a true monetary standard.  This is the same gold and silver standard that the U.S. should never have left in the first place.

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Normalcy Bias's picture

You've come far, Pilgrim.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

one of my all time favorite movies....

Normalcy Bias's picture

Ditto. I watch it every six months or so. It speaks to me.

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NidStyles's picture

When all else fails fake a war until it actually happens.

 

Seems I have seen this playbook before...

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"...in order to enable a natural gas pipeline from Qatar into Western Europe..."

I don't know why Qatari gas is better than Russian gas.  Oh, if only the Ruskies would submit to the Petrodollar, this whole thing would be over already.

 

C'mon Putin, just say yes and we promise your whole country will be awash in freshly printed U.S. dollars faster than you can say WTF. 

LykeMe's picture

The petro-dollar might be dying, but our warmongering put us over the edge.

https://goo.gl/15VRor

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) LykeMe Apr 29, 2016 10:26 PM

I think Trump may want to join BRICS

UnpatrioticHoarder's picture

Although many nations are happy to watch and wait for the US to fall over without provoking an outright conflict some nations may see advantage in being the first dog in the pack to openly attack US interests. Would that be Iran?

John Kich's picture

It's the greatest threat global security has ever faced. EMP ATTACK!

All the weapons in the world won't matter once this small army kick into gear!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQHkws24Etg

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is forget, why is climate change so bad?

Taint Boil's picture

 

 

Turn The Great Lakes Region into a tropical paradise? I sure wish they’d get this global warming stuff speed up a bit.

eforce's picture

If people resist the NWO when offered, WW3 will be the alternative route to the same end.

Ofelas's picture

Russia can keep the US (GB/F etc) in check in Europe and Middle East und China increasingly in the Far East. So what kind of war is to be successful? 

 

3% of Russia nuclear warheads triggered on their own soil (!) will cause a nuclear winter and nobody wins 

eforce's picture

One that causes enough carnage for the nations of the world to accept world government.

Cloud9.5's picture

The intro is good in that it points out a real systemic risk.  Beyond that, it is just selling another brand of prepping literature.  A good many sites like Survival Blog.com have tons of useful information.  Knowing how to can peaches won’t get you through this.  It takes a group of fifty or more to even give you a chance. I respect the Amish but unless they are protected by a larger group of survivalists who respect their skills, they will be overrun and slaughtered by the golden horde.  Their animal husbandry, teamster skills, blacksmithing and cooper skills would make them invaluable to a post grid future.  How many harness makers or wheelwrights do you know? I hope some of the preppers in the Pennsylvania region recognize this and plan to protect this valuable resource.

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Theonewhoknows (not verified) LykeMe Apr 30, 2016 10:00 AM

About petrodollar - yuan will replace it.

 

Ok so let's just put the context: China may be seeking to back their SDR participant currency with gold. This is why they are hiding their real reserves (source: http://independenttrader.org/why-china-hides-their-gold-reserves.html) and buying the amount of annual global production (source: http://independenttrader.org/trader21-lecture-presented-at-fx-cuffs.html 01:14:30). Not to mention that if you say yuan appreciated in dollar terms you also have to add that dollar index is showing how overpriced Franklin's are. If this is not enough check commodities (negatively correlated with USD) being the cheapest since 1974: http://independenttrader.org/commodities-cheapest-since-1974.html 

RiverRoad's picture

All wars are based on economics:  The central bankers decide when it suits their purposes to take "it" from war to War with a Name and a slogan that sucks in the sheeple.

Life of Illusion's picture

 

must be tough understanding for a guy like this when he finds out what wars really about.

 

USA went off gold standard and onto military standard long ago.

Rusty Shorts's picture

.. watch your top knot. my all-time favorite movie!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

It's amazing what a name change does for your PR power.  Somehow "Marion Morrison" just does not "Pop" like "John Wayne" does.

Ditto for "Jeremiah Johnson" (which conjures an image of Robert Redford), I guess.

Of course, I'm a fine one to speak.  ;-)

Bill Pilgrim's picture

...And also akin to ancient Rome: Nero is now maneuvering to become emperor while the other contenders kill each other off with poison.

CHoward's picture

I'm seriously starting to think that in Obama's mind that if he fucks this country up enough, he damn well may declare martial law before the end of the year and cancel the election due to national security, thus not leave office, while a state of national emergency is in effect.  NO ONE could create this many problems and make as many heinous decisions as he has and it not be on purpose backed by an agenda.  

magnetosphere's picture

fdr did exactly this in 1940 after western puppet gone rogue adolph stormed through france

SixIsNinE's picture

FDR - i always wondered why i heard so many didn't like him (to be polite) .... when in history books as a little one they told us he brought us through the depression and saved the world winning WWII ....

when we find that who really won WWI/II is the Zionists, things begin to make more sense why we haven't had peace at all since the ending of hostilities in 1945 ...

https://youtu.be/NGd9i1OTNMU  

Michael Collins Piper - Who Really Won World War II? The Inside Story of the Kennedy Dynasty
Cabreado's picture

Not going to happen.

They, the puppets and the masters, are in disarray,

and are cowards by nature,

opportunists,

entitled,

but cowards first,

and the opportunity is gone.

Now to let the people sort it out, take stock of the damage and work out a plan,

now that the Self-Absorbed -- the Narcissist and Sociopath -- in a critical mass of places of influence and control,

have mucked up just about everything

and left a grand challenge in their path.

Cloud9.5's picture

To understand the heart of a man, you need to know his mentors and friends.  Reverend Jeremiah Wright the President’s minister for years called on God to damn America.  You don’t sit in a church for years and listen to this agenda without eventually saying amen.  I do not believe that the President having been raised in a madrassa is a Christian.  The President has said that the Muslim call to prayer is the sweetest thing that he as ever heard.  In his heart of hearts, I believe that he is a Muslim that hates the United States and reviles the Republic.  For that reason, he was more than comfortable with the Reverend Wright’s call for the destruction of America and was more than comfortable with a congregation that prayed for the destruction of the country.  This enabled the President to wrap himself in the trappings of Christianity in a successful effort to beguile the larger minority of Christians to vote for him. Include in that circle of confidants Bill Ayres, a man who believed that the country must be destroyed in order to establish a Marxist utopia. So, you have all of these elements, the racist rants of a black pastor calling for the destruction of the country, an avowed communist calling for the destruction of the country and the establishment of a Marxist state and the Muslim agenda of destroying the Republic in order to establish a caliphate all coming together in one man.

I suspect that when the President moves through the halls of power in Washington and looks at the portraits on the walls, that what he sees are former slave holders and imperialists.  I suspect a  good part of him is doing a happy dance as the nation declines.

 

 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Cloud9.5 Apr 30, 2016 11:16 AM

Let's not forget Obama's childhood mentor the communist Frank Marshall Davis who was on the FBI watch list.  Obama's mother and grand parents were also practicing communists who where shown to travel to various communist events.  In his own book Obama states that he would seek out Marxist professors while in college.

Obama is about as unAmerican as one can get.  When I would write in 2008 about facts regarding Obama's life his naive supporters would brand the truth as lies.  Too many voters in America are just incredibly ignorant.

 

 

 

XitSam's picture

Obama doesn't want to be king. He has definitely worked to destroy the country. And may find it necessary "for the good of the country" to declare martial law and "delay" (not cancel, although that would be the true effect) the election. Maybe resign in favor of Biden (best case) or "the obvious will of the people and the person to cause the least turmoil" Hillary (worst case).

Obama just wants to be the "respected statesman", give speeches someone else wrote, have people throw money at him, and play golf all day. Too much of a narcissist, he wants people to worship him, but he doesn't want to do actual work.

Things will get sporty this year.

rlouis's picture

Joseph Heller pointed out in his book Catch 22, that the Italians had made losing wars profitable, but that was well after Rome had downsized from an empire into modern Italy. 

 

 

Grandad Grumps's picture

If people have not figured out that he US is simply a disposable tool then they know nothing.

Everything and everyone is disposable.

scintillator9's picture

From 26 years ago (February 22, 1990):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPbIOTrIOg0

One nation, under psychopath Pentagon gangsters, whose idea of democracy is concentration camps for the people who go and use the drugs that the government supplies themselves

One nation, under Wall Street:

If the cops and the President are all criminals, I might as well be one too, ha ha!

One Nation of tabloid robots who actually believe what they see on tv, but when asked about it say “I don’t care.”

One nation, drowning in its own garbage

Indivisible from the from the fall of Rome

With liberty and justice for all who can afford it

just the tip's picture

do the math.  1990 was not 26 years ago.

 

..... OH SHIT!!!!!!!

ebworthen's picture

Go BRICS's!

U.S.A. is lost.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

It doesn't matter jack shit, it's the same playing field. Just control both sides..

JusticeTBuford's picture

It was a nice ride while it lasted.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Yes indeed...the 'executional order' I.S. almost signed.

The Duke of New York A No.1's picture

It's not like Gold didn't already have enough reasons to go alot higher ... now add the real risk of WW3 going hot to the list.

BlussMann's picture

Not to worry, USSA is going to place a quota of at least 20% female in its  combat legions (exclusive of Trannies ??).

USSA, a dying Yankee Marxist model socially and politically and rabid Capitalist economically.

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

We've always been at war with Eastasia.

Grandad Grumps's picture

But, depends how you define "we".

The US people are NOT at war with anyone.

Figure it out from there! Where do permissions to murder come from?

rz the 1st's picture

Minitrue says we are at war with Eurasia....

Grandad Grumps's picture

The banks are NOT the U.S, but command its military.

The U.S. government does not represent the U.S. people, but holds the U.S. people, in slavery, under the threat of force.

Grandad Grumps's picture

Yes, there are uneducated humans in the US, who actually believe in their government, regardless of how many times they have been fucked in the ass.

China is the same, only moreso.

East Indian's picture

I dont think this is US' endgame. US will certainly survive, and not only survive, it will prosper; it will give up unnecessary foreign tangles and alliances. It has the best social capital still, save for Japan. Social capital is not spent so easily - it lasts for centuries, even in the face of immigration. I expect a good economic shake-up, but US will live through. It will still be no.1 for most of this century.

stonehands's picture

You'll never be MDB- you turkey...

robobbob's picture

Well you're certainly a polyanna.

most people on this blog expect, and even hope, that this place burns to the ground.

once corruption gets this endemic, a complete restart is the only hope.

You can't expect a plague of locusts to move on until every last thing of value has been stripped.

DOGGONE's picture

Since nuclear war has been an option, all-out war has not occurred. The deterrence thereof figures to have much-reduced 'economic stimulus' effects.

Sandmann's picture

Now that  mini nukes like B61-12 have been deployed in Germany we can rest assured can we ?

http://www.deagel.com/news/Boeing-to-Upgrade-B61-Nuclear-Free-Fall-Bomb_...

Duc888's picture

 

 

 

Let's get this shit straight.  Banksterz want war.  The average Chinese, American or Russian citizen does not want war. Shitbag Neocons want war.