This tragic event in Orlando is an opportunity to connect the dots in an ever simple global world; as explained in Splitting Pennies - key to understanding Forex markets and how our global financial system includes understanding international politics, and specifically US foreign policy, and how it is connected to the US Dollar as a world reserve currency. Forex is information brokerage, both as a facilitator and as primary emission of that information. It is by itself, information - as well, those who play 'the great game' use it to execute their strategem.
This event, is a domestic event with no implications on the markets (although maybe a short term boom for Smith & Wesson (SWHC) ). It's not going to affect Forex, directly. But it will affect foreign policy - not by itself, but as one woven yarn in a policy sweater. There will be in the days and months ahead, political aggressiveness to 'fight terrorism.' This event alone, would not be sufficient to go to war with Syria for example, but in the area of domestic support of foreign actions, such events are key to seizing the hearts and minds of the average American, and in this case also the LGBT community - embroiled in domestic disputes of their own.
The fact that the shooter was in contact with the FBI isn't necessarily suspicious. The FBI is in contact with millions of people all around the world, connected to cases, and their daily operations. The fact that shooter worked for this G4S, as reported first here on Zero Hedge - is highly suspicious. Omar Mateen effectively worked for DHS, although through a subcontracted private company. This is the "Department of Homeland Security" designed to protect us from such 'terrorists.'
Let's examine 3 motives:
If you are one of these TV watchers that believe 'it doesn't happen in America' read the following report from PNAC (Project for a New American Century) in full here - note the DATE and note the SIGNERS of this 'research' that says, before 9/11:
Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.
What an interesting coincidence, that a Washington based think tank that worries about a declining budget (because of declining real military threats) and declining power, should within a short year after publishing their report have the justification they need to increase their budgets and power by 10. Or more recently, look at evidence of Sandy Hook false flag here and here.
So was this event a false flag - to escalate our involvement in Syria, Ukraine, or a number of other global hotspots? Possible, but not probable.
Omar's parents were from Afghanistan. He's a first generation US Citizen refugee child. How they came to America, is not really important - during any war there is a flood of refugees, not only to America, but often they do flee to their captors (and in many cases, providing information to save their lives). Being born into these circumstances, watching your country burn (even if his current country was America - his family was still connected to Afghanistan) affects your subconscious. In this case, the programming of American culture works against the establishment. It's telling him to be free - live his desires, and kill kill kill - murder murder murder. Violent video games, movies, and culture encourage such events - they foster a hostile warlike environment. A culture of violence is necessary for programming a domestic population sufficient to justify foreign entanglements of war, looting foreign resources, and empire. We bring war into your living room, tonight at 11 - watch how we spend billions of dollars and 'help people' in the middle east.
"Blowback" is when, the people who America bombs are not happy, and come back for 'revenge' - now they are called "Terrorists." Blowback rarely makes its way back to the continential United States, because it takes funding, planning, intelligence, and a well oiled machine to slip through the cracks of a security apparatus. This is where cultural blowback can be devastating, because there are thousands of disgruntled children of immigrants now being born in America, who will grow up to be flag waving homegrown terrorists in 10, 20, and 30 years. These children will not be on any Terrorist watchlist, and they will have normal childhoods, not knowing that they'll join a terror group when they become teenagers.
The foreign policy of the United States of America post 9/11 breeds terrorists, at home and abroad. Whether there were or were not many Terrorists in the world in the year 2000, now they are growing exponentially. Until the US Military pulls out of the middle east, and as long as the US blindly supports Israel, there's going to be "Terrorists" who "Hate our freedoms." The only "Freedom" the US enjoys is to bomb these countries into oblivion with virtually no repercussions. Well, now we are seeing the repercussions.
DHS, FBI, and others - somehow 'missed' a potential attack, by not properly connecting the dots. This is an extremely unlikely scenario - the event happened 15 minutes from a local FBI field office, who has their "Pulse" on the local community. Just last month, the FBI foiled a terror plot involving a man who wanted to apparently bomb a synagogue. They monitor all electronic activity, are we to believe they didn't pick up any 'chatter' ? We can't disprove a negative, there's no evidence supporting the incompetence theory - that it was a 'mistake.' Many will say it was incompetence, because Omar was in contact with the FBI previously - and the thinking goes, they already 'knew' about his connections to Islam, and so - should have stopped him from buying guns at the first checkpoint, and at the second checkpoint - from any preliminary preparations that were made minutes leading into the event (such as communication with his Terrorist friends). Not incompetence.
Forex in focus
So what does such an event have to do with Forex trading? Well - it's all part of a plan to support US Dollar hegemony. How does that work? As we explain in detail in Splitting Pennies - there's a policy in washington that goes something like - use US Dollars or we'll bomb you. If you do use US Dollars, maybe you'd like to buy our nice US Treasuries, such as TIPS? One leg supporting the Petro Dollar is no longer a secret - data has been released that show Saudi's holdings - about $116 Billion as of March. How does this support the US Dollar? Well, imagine that the $116 Billion was sitting in Russian Ruble instead. Also, as they buy US Treasuries, they first need to buy US Dollars. Converting from Riyal to USD provides natural support for USD - also, by pricing their oil in USD - buyers of oil must first convert to USD. It's really a genius method to support the US Dollar, created by Richard Nixon. It is long term thinking, that isn't subject to daily market pressures. Anyway, shortly before the most recent US invasion of Iraq, they wanted to price oil in Euros. USA said - NO. Wrong answer. Must buy USD. It's really a simple policy, let's not be sensational or dramatic about it. Without this long term support of the USD, America wouldn't enjoy such import advantages, things in China wouldn't be 'cheap' - and America wouldn't be able to carry such a hudge debtload as it does, and other advantages. This also virtually eliminates the need for any domestic Forex programs - because the USD is unchallenged. There's a natural tendency for those policies that support US Dollar hegemony, to crush anything that smells like "Forex" - and to further justification of foreign entanglements du jour. On today's menu, we have Syria, Ukraine, Russia, and NATO expansion in East Europe. From Tyler Durden:
With tensions between Russia and the West at post-cold war highs, a former NATO deputy military chief is now saying that anuclear war with Russia over the Baltic nations in 2017 is "entirely plausible" according to RT.
This example contrasts brightly what many understand is Forex - the day to day trading of Euros for Dollars that drive the EUR/USD rate up and down. And practically, it's easier for many to make a business out of rate speculation in Forex than in many other markets. But to understand Forex, one must understand its origin, why it exists, by what powers and authority.
To conclude, the US Dollar is backed by something, although it's not Gold. It's backed by bombs. That's more than can be said for many competing currencies, including the popular Bitcoin. Unless you have a world class super army behind you - good luck launching a new currency.
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