World War III Will Be An Economic War

Authored by Brandon Smith via,

There is a mass delusion in the mainstream created I think in large part by too much exposure to movie fantasy and TV fiction. It is an immediate assumption; one that I believe is far more dangerous than many people give it credit for. The assumption is that the next great war, should it occur, will inevitably be a nuclear one, and the doom surrounding it will end everything as we know it.

Many people even get excited at the idea of World War III and the notion that it will “wipe the slate clean,” setting the stage for a positive human reformation from the ashes. I’m here to say that this is likely not how things will play out.

There are much more precise and effective weapons than nukes in the arsenal of the establishment globalists that manipulate political systems in various nations.

For example, the use of weaponized economics and false paradigms. As I have warned for years now, a conflict between East and West has been engineered to take place, and this conflict will primarily be an economic one. I outlined this dynamic in October 2016 in my article East vs. West Division Is About The Dollar — Not Nuclear War.

The excitement and dread surrounding potential nuclear warfare distracts, I think, from the much more legitimate threat of a staged financial war between East and West. It is important to remember that all wars are invariably banker wars — that is to say, almost all wars benefit international financiers by creating an environment ripe for centralization of wealth and political power. This notion tends to confuse some analysts and activists in the liberty movement.

There is a strange clinging obsession with these people to the idea that there is true international division and that this division includes Eastern governments on one side verses globalist controlled governments on the other. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Considering the reality that the very same globalist representatives and institutions that permeate Western finance and politics ALSO sit in positions of influence in countries like Russia and China, I find it hard to believe that there is any sort of “division” in the upper echelons of their respective power structures. For all intents and purposes, the same poisonous influences, from Goldman Sachs to JP Morgan to Rothschild, run corporations to Henry Kissinger (Mr. “New World Order”), all loom over Eastern economic policy and politics as well.

I have been writing about the false east/west paradigm since at least 2014 and compiling evidence on globalist influences in Russia and China; you can read more here and here.

The bottom line is this: Russia and China are in full support of globalist controlled institutions like the Bank for International Settlements (the central bank of central banks) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The governments of both nations have called for the IMF to assert their Special Drawing Rights basket currency framework as a foundation for a new world reserve currency system. Again, both Russia and China want the IMF, a globalist controlled entity, to become the de facto ruler of a new global monetary structure.

This call for a complete world monetary shift has not been taken as seriously as it should have been, primarily because mainstream economists argue that there is no alternative to the highly liquid U.S. dollar. This is no longer true, though.

With the rise of simple to generate cryptocurrencies and the easily tracked blockchain exchange mechanism, globalists now have the perfect liquidity tool for replacing the dollar as world reserve. All they need now is a crisis event to provide cover for the transition. That is to say, the masses must be thoroughly distracted by an engineered disaster theater. This would create the proper level of fear and confusion necessary to implement full spectrum changes in the world’s fiscal systems without ample resistance from populations suffering from the effects of the reset.

It would appear that a crisis event is now being triggered in the form of an international trade war. This trade war, in my view, is designed to become so widespread that it will one day be considered a “world war.”

China has been preparing for the move away from the US dollar since at least 2005 when they began issuing what the western financial media called "panda bonds", or Yuan denominated bonds.  Back then, the idea was almost treated as a joke.  Not so much anymore, as China has expanded its liquidity by trillions over the past 13 years through various Yuan denominated instruments and has now even began purchasing oil in Yuan instead of dollars.  This has created what is being called a "petro-yuan" market, a move which was predicted far in advance by many of us in the alternative media, but for the mainstream it has been presented as something out of left field.  Petro-yuan futures are being traded globally, and considering the fact that China is the largest importer/exporter in the world, it is only a short matter of time before many of China's trading partners switch from the dollar to the yuan for exchanges.

All of this is culminating is a final action - the end game for developing trade war.  This action will be the complete dumping of the dollar itself by China and its allies.  With evidence building that China is stopping purchases of US treasury bonds, this action may come much sooner than many people seem to think.  The naysayers continue to argue that China "will never break from the US and the dollar", yet, this is exactly what is happening.  It appears that these people will not accept the reality of the situation until it sets up camp on their front lawn in the form of a monetary collapse.

As far as distractions are concerned, the trade war activity has been very effective. For example, over the past few months I have been pointing out the strange relationship between announcements by the Federal Reserve concerning interest rate increases and balance sheet cuts and announcements by Donald Trump on tariffs against China and other nations. In almost every instance that the Fed’s actions precipitate a major drop in stock markets (such as last week when Jerome Powell announced an increased number of interest rate hikes and further balance sheet reductions) Trump simultaneously announces more aggressive tariff measures.

The mainstream media automatically blames Trump and the trade war for instability in stocks while completely ignoring the direct correlation between the Federal Reserve removing artificial support from stock markets and their continuing declines. The central bankers created the massive market bubble, now they are imploding it, and they want to do this without suffering any blowback to themselves. Trump seems to be helping them in this regard.

Even now, there are alternative economists and their followers that still don’t get what is happening. People who still think the Fed’s actions are a “policy error;” that the bankers are unaware of what they are doing, and that they will eventually reverse course and begin propping up stocks once again. My question is — why would they?

International financiers and central banks have everything to gain by pulling the plug on life support for stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. at this time. In the midst of a trade war panic, they can pretty much do anything they want without retaliation. All future catastrophe can now be dumped in the lap of any number of scapegoats. Some people will blame Donald Trump and the conservatives that voted for him. Some people will blame China and Russia as the culprits behind our ills. Other people will blame “capitalism” and “free markets” in general for the crisis even though we haven’t enjoyed true free markets in well over a century. But, very few people will blame global banks specifically.

I can tell you exactly what globalists will say as they salivate over the panic; they will blame the “selfishness” of  “nationalism” as the great culprit, and they will call for a one world economic system built on a one world currency framework as the solution.

In many ways a world economic war could be far more disastrous than a nuclear one. In the event of economic collapse just as many people could very well perish as trade infrastructure and freight systems shut down, but the damage can be more easily directed and centrally controlled by financial elitists. Wealth can be shifted into any number of assets anywhere on the planet — so the idea that globalists have anything to lose in this scenario is rather naive. In the meantime, the banks plan to steal even more power for existing organizations like the IMF. As some countries suffer economic breakdown, globalist institutions will only grow.

In a nuclear war, there is only pandemonium. In an economic war, centralized dominance remains possible. The greatest disaster would not be the tragedy of mass unemployment, degradation of infrastructure, loss of monetary stability or loss of reliable food and energy production. No, the greatest disaster would be the continued thriving of banking conglomerates and central bank organizations as large portions of the world crumble. The greatest disaster will be what happens AFTER the collapse — the consolidation of a “new world order,” if the banking elites are not unmasked as the real catalyst behind the next world war.

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Cognitive Dissonance Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:25 Permalink

I suspect when the American Empire's dirty underwear finally begins to show (or more accurately the skid marks can no longer be ignored) the rush towards the Treasury exits will be a sight to behold.

<He who panics first exits best.>

Occident Mortal Cognitive Dissonance Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:29 Permalink

Snore, everyone has been running scared of China for 20 years now, but they used to grow at 10-12% whereas now they claim 6% and everyone thinks it's closer to 4%.

China aren't really catching up any more. They hit their Lewis Point a few years ago

America is the world's only super power and will be for another 20 years at least. If you think USA is standing on the brink of some kind of collapse then you should go and see the sorry state of the rest of the world. It's a dump out there. Debt and slobs the world over.

Nobody is going to upset the US any time soon. It just seems like stuff is happening because for 10 years after the Berlin wall came down the US was soooo far ahead everyone forgot what competition actually looked like. Then a few embers in the rubble of Asia glowed red and everyone thinks its the end of civilization. The West is still mile and miles ahead of the rest of the world and they aren't closing the gap at all. The rich are still getting richer (on the world stage, that includes you and I).

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Looney Occident Mortal Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:32 Permalink


There are much more precise and effective weapons than nukes

After Putin’s presentation of Russia’s new weapons, every NATO country suddenly wants to show off some NEW weapons, too:

- The US came up with a futuristic missile shield for tanks (the same shit the Russian Tanks have been equipped with for years now) and a drawing of a hypersonic plane that hasn’t even been designed yet.

- The UK plans to build an Iron Throne for Theresa May out of all recently confiscated Kitchen Knives.

- Germany is about to unveil a futuristic video presentation of a… Galvanized Bolt! More than half of Luftwaffe (German air force) has been grounded – the bolts on their Tornadoes and Typhoons are as rusty as on Teslas and SpaceX.

- The Three Baltic Chihuahuas are learning to say “I hate the Russkies” in Farsi, Mandarin, Arabic, Hindu, and Penguin.

But France… Oh, Boii!!!. They have outdone us all - Macron is about to reveal a whole bunch of new Weapons and Tactics:

- Coffeeboarding.

- Remote-controlled French Kisses.

- Self-deploying White Surrender Handkerchiefs.

- French Baguettes with Bump Stocks.

- Swarming croissant-delivery Drones.

- Desert camo combat Tutus.

Looney  ;-)

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Deep Snorkeler Ghost of PartysOver Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:57 Permalink

The American Empire

  • will go down as the silliest-in-history
  • as the global expert in illegal and disastrous wars
  • the country that squandered its future on ungodly expensive weapons
  • destroyed its own middle class for the benefit of a small Christo-Billionaire Cult
  • where addictions to food, porn, opiates and talentless celebrities are unbounded



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Snaffew Occident Mortal Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:55 Permalink

sorry bub...debt is an illusion and we are only living with this high standard because of the US petrodollar which will be on a fast demise over the next ten years.  this is why Syria is so fundamental to US interests.  they want to make sure that our Qatari friends get their pipeline run through Syria to the lucrative European markets and not Russia's Gazprom pipeline even though Russia was invited to be in Syria and install their pipeline, the US must create false flag events and try to take out the country and force their pipeline in.  I think Russia won't sit this one out and I believe China will ultimately side with Russia.  Hopefully the dickheads running MIIC won't be so ignorant as to believe they can accomplish this feat.  If they are, then there will be a truly ugly war and some serious depressionary environments coming soon to a US town near you.

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GreatUncle Cognitive Dissonance Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

There will be alot of payback around the world I advise all Americans to go home now because your safety can no longer be assured.

On top of that you can add all the religious components too ...

If one of my family die am I not to pick up the AK-47 to slay the enemies also?

World to hell in a handcart is accelerating ... best to just shoot every fucking thing at least then you are not shot?

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cat writer Cognitive Dissonance Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:04 Permalink

Cog, why would anyone be that invested in the USA anyway?

If I wanted to watch a movie, I can download it and watch it on my own time, and pop my own popcorn in the comfort of my own home.   At least, if there is a fire, I can either extinguish it or get my butt out of there.   At best, I would mitigate the risk of having a fire in the first place.

Just saying 'no' is not only for avoiding drug abuse.

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besnook GreatUncle Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:43 Permalink

i think 9/11 made them arrogant. 2009 made them think they are gods. blankfein said as much. they don't have to hide anymore. the stuff they used to do in private is done for all to see now because they are your omnipotent omniscient rulers and they know it for sure now because no one stirred when they pulled off 9/11 and 3/09 (remember 666 for a low of the crash?).

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LetThemEatRand Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:34 Permalink

Great article.  I for one don't think that anyone knows exactly what they are going to do to fuck us, but this is a pretty good take on things.   I used to believe nuclear war was on the table but I don't believe that any longer.  TPTB want to own this place lock, stock and barrel, and they enjoy walks by the beach as much as anyone else.

GreatUncle LetThemEatRand Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:43 Permalink

@LTER suggests a limit then?

If so I will immediately drop a nuke on the Thomas Cook lets see the limit then? That's a test.

At that point you are owned or you own! Whatever side you are on if you back down.

If any side Russia, China or USA backs down YOU ARE FUCKING OWNED, THE BITCH TO BE SLAPPED AROUND.

If this happens this goes hot and full on every weapon known.

USA, Russia or China are not going to bitch slapped for all eternity so you launch the nukes.

No 2 ways about it the logic is sound... those who go last lose also so we start moving to a preemptive nuclear strike.


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dietrolldietroll Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:35 Permalink

If so, WW3 started when we left the gold standard, earlier even. The international scuffles between nation states only distract from the nation states war on their own people.

besnook Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:37 Permalink

it's different this time. you have bankers lined up against bankers this time for the first time since the bank of england was chartered. the zionazis are on one side and the pboc/commodity bank of russia on the other side. this will be a shooting and economic war but the west has to shoot to save itself. the other side just has to have patience to win.

D.T.Barnum USofAzzDownWeGo Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:43 Permalink

Feast of the Beast

This great Feast of Leviathan will take place on the Jewish Day of Purification. Other prophetic events will also transpire on the Day of Purification. The Holy Serpent of the Jews will crown the Jews as “gods” and reward them the entire earth as their fiefdom. They will be collective rulers of the world, so powerful that no-one will dare oppose them. Furthermore, on that Day, evil and good shall be united. That is, good shall become evil and evil good.

creepy kabbalah talmud stuff

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Brazen Heist Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:43 Permalink will be a big part of it.

Diversifying away from the weaponized USD system for Russia and China, the future energy and consumption kings of the world. And for the US it will be about trying to preserve its slipping dominance.