Brandon Smith Warns: The Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset

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For years now, I have been warning about the relationship of interdependency between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and how this relationship, if ended, would mean disaster for the petrodollar system and by extension the dollar's world reserve status.

In my recent articles 'Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar' and 'The Economic End Game Continues,' I point out that the death of the dollar as the premier petrocurrency is actually a primary goal for establishment globalists.


Because in an effort to achieve what they sometimes call the "global economic reset," or the "new world order," a more publicly accepted centralized global economy and monetary framework is paramount. And, this means the eventual implementation of a single world currency and a single global economic and political authority above and beyond the dollar system.

But, it is not enough to simply initiate such socially and fiscally painful changes in a vacuum. The banking powers are not interested in taking any blame for the suffering that would be dealt to the masses during the inevitable upheaval (or blame for the suffering that has already been caused). Therefore, a believable narrative must be crafted. A narrative in which political intrigue and geopolitical crisis make the "new world order" a NECESSITY; one that the general public would accept or even demand as a solution to existing instability and disaster.

That is to say, the globalists must fashion a propaganda story to be used in the future, in which "selfish" nation-states abused their sovereignty and created conditions for calamity, and the only solution was to end that sovereignty and place all power into the hands of a select few "wise and benevolent men" for the greater good of the world.

I believe the next phase of the global economic reset will begin in part with the breaking of petrodollar dominance. An important element of my analysis on the strategic shift away from the petrodollar has been the symbiosis between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been the single most important key to the dollar remaining as the petrocurrency from the very beginning.

The very first oil exploration and extraction deal in Saudi Arabia was sought by the vast international oil cartels of Royal Dutch Shell, Near East Development Company, Anglo-Persian, etc., but eventually fell into the hands of none other than the Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. The dark history of Standard Oil aside, this meant that Saudi business would be handled primarily by American interests. And the Western thirst for oil, especially after World War I, would etch our relationship with the reigning monarchy in stone.

A founding member of OPEC, Saudi Arabia was one of the few primary oil-producing nations that maintained an oil pipeline that expedited processing and bypassed the Suez Canal. (The pipeline was shut down, however, in 1983). This allowed Standard Oil and the United States to tiptoe around the internal instability of Egypt, which had experienced ongoing conflict which finally culminated in the civil war of 1952.

Considered puppets of the British Empire at the time, the ruling elites of Egypt were toppled by the Muslim Brotherhood, leading to the eventual demise of the British pound sterling as the top petro-currency and the world reserve. The British economy faltered and has never since returned to its former glory.

Perhaps we are seeing some parallels here?

Civil war may not be in the cards for Saudi Arabia; so far a quiet coup has been rather effective in completely changing the power base of the nation over the past few years. The primary beneficiary of that change in power has been crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who only answers to King Salman, an 81-year-old ruler barely involved in leadership.

To understand how drastic this coup has been, consider this - for decades Saudi Kings maintained political balance by doling out vital power positions to separate, carefully chosen successors. Positions such as Defense Minister, the Interior Ministry and the head of the National Guard. Today, Mohammed Bin Salman controls all three positions. Foreign policy, defense matters, oil and economic decisions and social changes are now all in the hands of one man.

But the real question is, who is behind that man?

Well, the recent political purge of various "neo-conservative" tied Saudis might lead some to believe that Prince Mohammed is seeking an end to globalist control of Saudi oil and politics.

These people would be wrong for a number of reasons.

Prince Mohammed's revolutionary "Vision for 2030" developed as he entered power was touted as a means to end Saudi reliance on oil revenues to support economic stability. However, I believe this plan is NOT about ending reliance on oil, but ending reliance on the U.S. dollar. In fact, the plan indicates a move away from the dollar as the world's petrocurrency and a de-pegging of the Riyal from the dollar.

Prince Mohammed has also established much deeper ties to Russia and China, creating bilateral agreements which may end up removing the dollar as the mechanism for oil trade between the nations.

You would think that this kind of strategy would be highly damaging to the West and to American interests in particular and that the corporate establishment would be doing everything in their power to stop it. However, this is not at all the case. In reality, the globalist establishment is fully behind Mohammed Bin Sulman's "Vision for 2030."

Corporate behemoths such as the Carlyle Group (Bush family, etc), Goldman Sachs, Blackstone and Blackrock have ALL been backing the Vision for 2030 and Prince Mohammed through his Public Investment Fund (PIF), of which he is the chairman.

Trillions in capital are flowing through PIF, most of it from the coffers of globalist establishment companies. Once again I point out that the so-called "East versus West division" and the Eastern "opposition" to the globalists is complete nonsense; banking elites and globalists are the true influence behind the move away from the dollar, as the Saudi example and the Vision for 2030 shows. The end of the dollar as world reserve works in their favor — it is planned.

This does not end with the death of the dollar's petro-status, though. These kinds of upsets in the power dynamic invariably lead to war. War acts as a kind of cleansing of the historical record; it tends to distract the public, for generations, from those that truly benefit from geopolitical and economic strife.

Prince Mohammed has already triggered conflicts with Yemen and Qatar, but this seems to have only been a precursor to greater kinetic displays of force. The next target appears to be Lebanon, and eventually Iran and Syria.

The first signal came with the resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri on November 4, a resignation Hezbollah claims was forced by the Saudi government. Interestingly, Saad Hariri recorded the televised announcement in Saudi Arabia.

This shocking disruption to Lebanon's political apparatus has been followed by an escalation in saber rattling by Saudi Arabia against Hezbollah (which is considered by many to be merely a puppet organization of the Iranian government). If official polls are to be believed, the Lebanese population is in extreme disagreement over Iran and Hezbollah, which could add to internal divisions and civil war if tensions continue to grow. Add to this the suspected (but officially denied) "secret visit" by Prince Mohammed to Israel in September, and the newfound "friendship" between the two nations in the months since, and we have quite a bit of momentum for a war in Lebanon.

The question is, will a war between Saudi Arabia and perhaps Israel against Hezbollah in Lebanon remain a proxy war, or will it gestate into a wider conflict drawing in Iran, Syria and perhaps even the U.S.?

First, keep in mind that Prince Mohammed has already frozen and/or confiscated approximately $800 billion in assets from his imprisoned political enemies. More than enough to fund a war campaign for several years, maybe even an expanded war against Iran.

Trump's rhetoric against Iran and his re-institution of sanctions seems to coincide nicely with the increasing tension between the Saudis and Hezbollah. Israel attempted an invasion of Lebanon in 2006 and was soundly and embarrassingly defeated. But, the Israeli government does still showcase a willingness to enter into a ground war in the region, and with the combined forces of the Saudis and the Israelis, we might see a different outcome. Iran would be forced to intervene.

Syria under the Assad regime would also most likely be drawn in through its mutual defense pact with Iran.

I believe that major powers like the U.S. and Russia will probably not become involved in a wider sense, but continue to insert covert forces into the region and support opposing nations through funding and armaments. As with North Korea, I would not expect "world war" on the scale of a nuclear conflagration to develop in the Middle East.

What I do expect is something far more devastating - namely an accelerated disintegration of our already collapsing economic structure as war plays out abroad and the loss of the dollar's world reserve and petro-status hits us hard at home. So far, in my view it appears that the insanity in Saudi Arabia, (along with the continued war drums against North Korea), is a perfect trigger point that provides a catalyst for mass distraction.

World economic war is the real name of the game here, as the globalists play puppeteers to East and West. It is a geopolitical crisis they will have created to engineer public support for a solution they predetermined.


El Vaquero newmacroman Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:36 Permalink

I have another hunt in three weeks in the same area.  This week was a bust - I saw every fucking non-exotic big game species that I didn't have a tag for.  Plenty of does.  I could have killed an elk the past three mornings just by walking out of the camper door, and a couple of dozen other times.  I saw hundreds of them.  Turkeys?  Fuuuuuuuck.  I came up on about 50 of them who did not give a shit that I was there, and that was just the first morning.  I could have taken my time, being indecisive about which one I wanted to shot, then taken whichever one I wanted.  I could have killed pronghorn on the way in and on the way out.  I even had a Javelina run ten feet in front of me this evening, and then the cheeky little peccary stopped ~25 yards away and just stared at me.  I could have blasted it with my pistol, and I would have gotten away with it where I was too.  The only other people in there were on 4-wheelers, and they were on their way out.  They thought I was fucking nuts for going in there in my Jeep.  But hell, I was just hunting my way home.  But the bucks were all in fucking hiding.  I did help another hunter gut and load a retarded little fork though.  One antler went forward, and the other backward. The thing was full fucking retard.  But given the hunt, I would have popped it too.  The next hunt, however, is elk, in the same unit, and I could have run out of ammo with one-shot one-kills down there.  That was with 25 rds for one rifle and 19 for the spare. 

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El Vaquero buttmint Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:00 Permalink

Yessir.  I even stopped in at Uncle Bills and had a beer the day before.  The high school had won a game and the sheriff was escorting them up and down the town, while the Hispanics were yelling "La Migra!" while joking about people not from there not knowing what was going on.  I fucking love political uncorrectness. 

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Silversides El Vaquero Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:07 Permalink

Holy fuck that is funny...I was out last week, had tags for whitetail, Elk, mule deer, black bear, all game birds...what happened? A moose ran into me, I mean actually ran into me...I could have stabbed it to death. Great time spent with my kids though and I wouldn't have given it up for anything. Libtards have no idea how much life is passing them by. Going out for whitetail in the morning. Happy hunting!

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Volaille de Bresse El Vaquero Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:40 Permalink

"the cheeky little peccary stopped ~25 yards away and just stared at me.  I could have blasted it with my pistol, and I would have gotten away with it where I was too" Wow that's brave! You're the reason why everyone loves hutig (sarc).Now why don't you put the gun away, leave Nature alone and try to get laid (or at leat jerk off regularly). You'll thank me!

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HardAssets El Vaquero Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:26 Permalink

Good to enjoy the good hunting while we can. During the 1930s Great Depression many game species were just about hunted to extinction by hungry people. Private groups such as the National Wild Turkey Federation helped restore many wild populations. If/when The Greatest Depression hits, we’ll look upon these as ‘the good ole days’ for hunters.

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Bumpo runningman18 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 03:10 Permalink

More like, Trump and his loyalists have had it with the deep state, and so the party is over for old allies in Saudi Arabia and the proxy war against Syria. Isis has been defeated, the funds removed, and the deep state is backed into a corner. What we are witnissing is a real time power struggle for survival of the neocon establishment. There is a reason Trump traveled to the Mid and Far East for 10 days ... Stay Tuned

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OverTheHedge bobcatz Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:17 Permalink

Saudi Arabia has a population of 31 million. That's nearly on a par with ww1 Britain, who lost a million war dead. Do we think Saudis have the stomach for a big fight? Israel, your personal bete noir, has a tiny population, so in a proper shooting war are mostly irrelevant. Although they do have the US.If we are talking reset style wars, we need huge armies, massive destruction and rebuilding. Twice now, the US has benefited enormously from conflagrations not in the US. Is it simply time for another world war, but not on US soil, which leave Uncle Sam as last man standing, to profit from the lack of competition once again. Eventually, someone will pull the rug out, and seriously fuck up CONUS, and then there will be tears before bedtime.

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fulliautomatix OverTheHedge Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:30 Permalink

The Sauds can't even beat Yemen, the poorest nation in the world and on their border. The assymetrical response will most probably be CONUS (or a nuke on Tel Aviv), but likely to be masked by a false flag. Can't say I see this being a win for anyone - but I'm guessing the GI insurance scheme for war widows payout will be in the order of $1 mil. That's a great return on a male life these days, best grab it while you can.

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Lore fulliautomatix Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:42 Permalink

I think a more ominous and pervasive theme that's neglected in this article (to be fair, Brandon does drop hints) is outright economic collapse due to rapid disappearance of cheap energy, totally unreported (possibly still unrecognized) by controlled media.  War is going to be secondary to widespread energy shortages, and the famine and devastation that follows.  Shows like Walking Dead are predictive programming, to give watchers a sense of what life will be like without the civil society that's been taken for granted during the past century of petro-prosperity.  When SHTF, people will die not because they're at war, but simply because there will be no fuel and no food.  The Wild West will rise again. Americans aren't going to care what's happening over in Lebanon. The military is going to be busy at home, trying to shore up regional enclaves of the nation-state. This catastrophe does not serve the elites except to the extent that they have stated in past writings that they want to get rid of a bunch of "useless eaters."  But psychopaths are control freaks, and it's a little hard to keep things under control without abundant supply of affordable energy.  If the elites are smart, they should be building public support for new mines and pipelines and hydroelectric projects etc. not because of the stupid "global warming" scam, but because such things will be needed to hold society together. And they need to get built in a hurry, before the debt-based money dies and the window for big construction projects closes.

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Mustahattu bobcatz Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:23 Permalink

Actually Saddam switched Dollars to Euros and suddenly he's got WMDs, and Gaddafi's instroduced a gold Dinar to the Arab world that would be used instead of Dollars for oil. He didn't get to implement it. The first order of business for the US in Libya was to take control of the central bank and grab all that gold, just like they grabbed it from the Ukraine, and wherever they go. The gold is flown to vaults in the US and is never seen again.The petrodollar played at least part in both of those illegal wars. And as the ME crumbles and refugees head to Germany, Israhell couldn't be happier about it. 

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