Intelligence Insider Warns Of Imminent War: "Likely In The Next 12 Weeks..."

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Having worked closely with U.S. intelligence agencies over the last two decades, James Rickards was once asked to simulate asymmetric economic attacks on the U.S. financial system. He is an expert at escalation scenarios and end games, and in a recent article at The Daily Reckoning he warns that the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula will soon come to a head.


According to Rickards, author of The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisiswhile the world concerns itself with stock bubbles, bitcoin and debt, the most imminent threat we face is military confrontation with North Korea.

And while the rogue state has been an ongoing  threat for many years, the first half of 2018 will likely see the trigger that sets the whole powder keg off:

The most important financial or geopolitical issue in the world today is a coming war between the U.S. and North Korea, probably in the next twelve weeks.

How can I be so sure about the timing? The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency told me.

In a private conclave in Washington DC on October 20, 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told a small think tank group (including me) that it would be imprudent to assume it would take North Korea more than ‘five months’ to have a reliable arsenal of nuclear-armed ICBM missiles. These could strike U.S. cities and kill millions of Americans.

Five months from October 20, 2017 is March 20, 2018. That’s an outside date but the war will likely begin before then.

That would create an element of surprise — and avoid the surprise of a faster than expected deployment of strategic weapons by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Source: The Daily Reckoning via Survival and Prosperity

Interestingly, a very similar timeline was put forth by Chinese General Wang Gongguang, who indicated that hostilities could break out at anytime between now and March.

As Rickards highlights in his report, the United States has coexisted with other nuclear powers like Russia and China without any serious incidents since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960’s. But North Korea is different, because unlike these nuclear super powers, Kim Jong Un has repeatedly threatened the destruction of the United States and killing millions of people in the process.

Some have suggested that Kim may be bluffing, but what if he isn’t?

The Trump administration has made it crystal clear that they are prepared to call the bluff and a nuclear armed North Korea, especially one with ICMB’s capable of striking major U.S. cities, will not be allowed. Rickards continues:

We relied on deterrence, containment, sanctions, diplomacy, and eventually arms treaties to avoid a nuclear war. Why not do the same with Kim?

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, General H. R. McMaster answered that question at our Washington conclave also.

He said acceptance of a nuclear-armed North Korea is ‘unacceptable’. The U.S. will stop North Korea from acquiring its nuclear capability in the first place rather than learning to live it.

Earlier this year it was reported that Japanese citizens who sit in the direct cross-hairs of the North have been building bunkers in anticipation of a potential war. In the United States, cities like San Francisco and the State of Hawaii are actively reviewing their nuclear contingency plans in the event of an attack.

As well, at the height of tensions in August, panic buying of nuclear preparedness supplies led to widespread shortages of anti-radiation pills, which have also been stockpiled in the millions by the U.S. government.

The general public may not understand the seriousness of the threat, but it appears that someone out there does.

China, Russia, the United States and North Korea are all mobilizing for a coming war.

President Trump’s national security teams have set deadlines and determined military options, including a decapitation strike on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should the order be given.

By all accounts, the world appears to be on the precipice.



Perimetr JohannSennefelder Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:59 Permalink

Nuclear weapons don't have to be "delivered" by ICBMs.

A nuclear weapon can be placed in a shipping container or on a small cabin cruiser, transported by sea, and set off remotely by cellular phone. A 2006 study by the Rand Corporation calculated the effects of such a nuclear detonation at the Port of Long Beach, California. The weapon was presumed to be two thirds as powerful as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. According to the study, about 60,000 people in Long Beach would be killed, either by the blast or by the effects of radiation. An additional 150,000 would be exposed.

And of course, the DPRK has tested a weapon at least 8 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.

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Teja shitshitshit Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:57 Permalink

Both the Mideast and Korean games are dangerous, but currently I fear NK is hotter. There are clear signs that the NK rockets have not been developed there, too many unrelated models falling out of the blue sky. How did they get there that quickly, in comparison eg with Iran?

IMHO, NK is a sock puppet, with the puppeteers either in China or Russia, or both. Just not understanding what the puppeteers really want? Leading the US into a trap? Or, as the US surely know what the game is, making the US seem to be a paper tiger?

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land_of_the_few bobcatz Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:51 Permalink

The article makes no sense. Element of surprise? Well, we can read it right here .....

Plus, unlike other countries we could name, NK's arsenal really is for defense, it isn''t a Department Of Attack.

How about stop noising them up. They repeatedly offered to consider disarming if the other powers which aren't even located in the same continent would for once in good faith agree to stop running massive provocative simulated attack exercises right next to them.

But of course trashing their country once isn't enough. Well, we should prepare to lose a city. Will we choose wisely?

Seoul is toast, that's a given, thanks to its Western friends' actions.

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Anteater tmosley Thu, 12/28/2017 - 22:52 Permalink

Anything with the 'Rickarts' label on it is SMERSH.

Trump and Deep State (and GOP Congress drones)

need War to cover up their perfidy and disappearing

$100Bs in the Pentagon-DHS budget. It will also

'circle the wagons' and 'dog-whistle the deplorables',

otherwise GOP will lose massively November 2018,

because Bannon and Moore could just not STFU,

and have 'energized the Resistance usufruct base.'

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Dickguzinya Anteater Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:48 Permalink

Keep pulling your pork shiteater.  o-scumbag isn't coming back, in fact, he's in such a tizzy over President Trump's successes, that he's stalking the President at every foreign outpost that The Donald has been in order to set the world straight, that o-jerkoff is pleading to still be relevant.  The bottom line, o-dickweed was never relevant, just squatting in the White House.  o-scumbag, you, and your fellow jerk off, communist, progressive skids have, are, and will continue to lose bigly.  2018 midterm's?  Yeah right.  The Republicans will increase their numbers in both the house and senate.  President Trump will win reelection in a landslide.  You and your fellow scumbags can slither back under the rocks, from which you all crawled out from under, and wither away slowly.

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greenskeeper carl yogibear Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:14 Permalink

He's been wrong a lot. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why people keep listening to guys that pick dates, and keep getting it wrong. Hell, I'm going to try it out. April 1st, it all comes crashing down. Why April 1st? Because my models say so, and they've accurately predicted stuff. Lots of stuff. If Im right, you fuckers have to start paying for my newsletter I'll start writing when I'm wrong, but explain why I was really right. Or something like that. Either way, buy my book. Oh ya, I'll be writing a book too, but don't worry you guys will get a discount for buying my newsletter, which I'll be starting soon. And before you ask, yes, I accept bitcoin too.

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PT Gap Admirer Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:24 Permalink

It takes me four or five edits just to get rid of all my stupid spelling miss steaks, including dumb shit like using the wrong "there".

At least we have the arrows back.  Now I know how many stupid ignorant dumbfuckers* disagree with my point of view.  Half the time they don't give me counter-arguments, even if I ask for them.



*That was a joke.  It was too obvious for me not to include it.  And I am too much of a wuss to leave you in any doubt as to whether it was a joke or not.  I'm saving all my earnest insults for later.

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swmnguy Rjh Thu, 12/28/2017 - 22:27 Permalink

It's just about the perfect timeframe.  Any shorter, people will remember.  Any longer, people won't pay much attention in the first place.

This is typical "Mac Slavo" exploitative crap.  He takes stories somebody else already wrote, and re-writes them with a lot of vaguely ominous phrasing.  This time he's regurgitating Jim Rickards, which is the very definition of "gilding the lily." 

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karenm Iconoclast421 Thu, 12/28/2017 - 22:31 Permalink

LOL! No "insider" would say this for any amount of money cause he'd be dead within 12 hours if he did. And yeah, the CIA would know right away cause anyone with that kind of clearance is monitored, through various means. So, these stories are 100% BS. 


Not that war isn't coming, it is, but ignore these "Insider source says....." crap

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