Syria first strike in World War 3 - Deep Analysis

From 4/14/2018

Syria has been bombed which calls for a deep analysis of what's going on here.  As we explain in our book Splitting Pennies - what really backs the US Dollar is BOMBS.  Wall Street and the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) are inextricably intertwined, whether you are an armchair intellectual or an investor it's important to understand this economic relationship.

The latest action in Syria is that policy in action.  Let's take a step back and understand this critical but boringly predictable development in Syria, the players involved, their respective relevant histories, and what markets can expect.

First let's look at War Inc. or the Military as a business, or as we have outlined in a detailed article "Cult of War" (a good primer read if you're not up on this topic).  With 800 Billion + per year and a likely real spend of well over a Trillion USD, the US taxpayer needs to get something for their money.   The Military is in a constant state of self-justification.  The US outspends the enemy by such a large figure, there are stockpiles of bombs, planes, tanks, guns, logistic supplies, boats, aircraft carriers, satellites, and just millions of expensive assets getting dusty.  The US could fight World War 2 on 2 fronts and a war in Space and still have assets left over.  There are hundreds of military bases, millions of personnel, it has become just a massive super entity above Presidents, above the Elite, above Governments.  By itself, as a form of Artificial Intelligence, the Military will do anything to prove the need it serves and survive.  The glaring problem - no enemies!  The number of real enemies is dwindling.  But Syria has been on the CIA's hit list for some time, controlling key Oil transport sites and other resources.  Not to mention Israel has wanted to destroy the unfriendly regime for a long time.  Cult of War needs to create conflicts of any size, it's a 'use it or lose it' mentality.  There's no better training drill than the real thing.

The False Flag

False Flag operations are when a government or other body will secretly stage an event to make it look like it was the enemy, thus providing justification for war.  False flag operations obviously need to be handled with laser like precision (ideally, but in reality such as in 911 they are botched).  One of the first significant False Flags in American modern history is the sinking of the Lusitania, staged apparently by warmonger Winston Churchill in an attempt to bring the ruffian Americans into World War I:

The Lusitania set sail for Liverpool on May 1st, 1915 from New York harbor. It was carrying millions of rounds of ammunition and shrapnel. The previous captain Daniel Dow had resigned because of mixing civilian passengers with munitions. The ship was to have a British battleship escort called the Juno but was recalled before the rendezvous in spite of the knowledge that a Uboat was active in the path of the Lusitania.

False Flag operations are nothing new, Hitler burned down the government building and claimed to be able to catch the terrorists and restore order in Germany, finally naming himself Chancellor.  Every powerful regime has a False Flag that they 'own' in order to justify their 10 year run in power.  Their time is limited, people forget, so a new event is necessary every few years, custom tailored to the situation.

This false flag was planned and executed by MI5 (British Intelligence), although the details of the operation are as yet unclear.  What is clear is that it is a Hollywood style staged event which was put together in the last minute with many mistakes and inconsistencies (they didn't have a script supervisor!) as pointed out by countless fact-based witnesses and other governments:


Speaking with EuroNews, Russia's ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizov, said "Russian military specialists have visited this region, walked on those streets, entered those houses, talked to local doctors and visited the only functioning hospital in Douma, including its basement where reportedly the mountains of corpses pile up. There was not a single corpse and even not a single person who came in for treatment after the attack.""But we've seen them on the video!" responds EuroNews correspondent Andrei Beketov."There was no chemical attack in Douma, pure and simple," responds Chizov. "We've seen another staged event. There are personnel, specifically trained - and you can guess by whom - amongst the so-called White Helmets, who were already caught in the act with staged videos."  "All these facts show... that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets."  “All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire,” said the Russian Reconciliation Center.

Of course, US warmongers will say that the Russians are protecting the Assad regime.  There's plenty of video and other evidence for internet sleuths to sort through in the coming days.  But we have seen this so many times before we can guess the outcome fairly easily.  It was a false flag, done by the British, in a sad and pathetic last attempt to save what remaining Elite aristocrats have over the masses, post Brexit.  Although actual war is unavoidable in Syria now, one possible outcome of this is a populist movement against such politics, as is happening in Hungary.

Support of the US Dollar

So what's the real reason the US chooses Syria to bomb and not Greenland for example?

The way that the US supports and maintains Global Empire via the US Dollar is by bombing countries into submission:

1. The Petrodollar (via comment on The Gateway Pundit):

“The Chinese have recently issued the gold backed Yuan, which they, and others, have vowed to use to sell/purchase oil (amongst other things).  The last two nations that tried to introduce a currency to compete against the petrodollar were Libya and Iraq. The US needs that pipeline through Syria even more than ever now, especially if they are to compete for European gas/oil markets (presently controlled by Russia and their pipeline) and the Chinese Yuan.  But i’m sure none of that has anything to do with it…”

Syria is not only close to the Chinese they are also working closely with Russia.  All of this is a non-USD system they are building, not controlled by DC.  So of course, it has to be destroyed.  This is outlined in great detail in the book Splitting Pennies. 

It's not only about Syria itself, you see.  The GDP of Syria won't make a difference on the USD.  It's about stopping a revolution.  If Syria uses a Russian - Chinese financial and energy system perhaps it will spread to Jordan, Lebanon, and who next?  If half the world is suddenly using a Yuan denominated trading market, it would threaten US hegemony.  So all alternatives need to be stopped in their tracks, period.  That isn't an opinion it is the policy in DC based on research by companies like RAND.

Trump Politics

Trump seems to be a victim of the international cabal that was a step ahead of him the whole time.  In the opinion of this author, Trump is not a 'plant' from the beginning meant to deceive the voters.  The UK is the master planner of this operation, including but not limited to the false flag.  When domestic attempts by the deep state to derail Trump failed, they realized a coordinated effort from abroad was a better approach, one that Trump would be defenseless against, as his experience in international politics is zero (before getting into the White House).  Hence, Trump's involvement in this quagmire is meant to ensnare him in a series of decisions that will weaken his domestic position, alienate his base, while achieving goals of the War Party, Zionists, the Oil industry, and other interests in this confluence.  Trump was forced with a choice:  pick sides, choose the Russian facts (there was no chemical attack) or the British lies.  Being attacked by the domestic media by idiotic yet influential forces, staging a dangerous trade war, and coming to the conclusion of a Russian collusion investigation, backed Trump into a corner.  If he had chosen to side with Russia, it could have backfired and blown up in his face.  Democrats, Leftists, and other Trump enemies would have pounced on the issue accusing him of being Putin's lap boy all along.  Being that this is Trump's first rodeo, he doesn't have the complex knowledge base or pool of advisers to deal with this strongly and independently.  In fact he hasn't been able to build a strong team of advisers independent of deep state snakes working against him.  This is not his fault, it is just the reality of how intertwined everything is in DC.  "Drain the Swamp" is a great marketing slogan, and a noble idea - but implementing it may prove impossible.  And on the surface, everyone loves the hero story - an evil monster gassed innocent people, and we are 'saving' them.  This is a great excuse to spend billions on bombs we don't need and use them.  He bought the party line of the MIC "We have to bomb the village to save it":

“The United States will be a partner and a friend, but the fate of the region lies in the hands of its own people.”

“Tonight, I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors and our allies as they carry out their missions. We pray that God will bring comfort to those suffering in Syria.”

God will bring comfort to those we are bombing?  Really?  Can he be any more offensive?

This is the beginning of a series of events that Trump cannot dig himself out of.  The MIC won't stop until the majority of Syria is destroyed and key resources are controlled by US forces.  Some of us remember in the 90s there was 'chatter' that the NeoCons were planning a false flag in a major US City that was 'nuclear' - whether that was 911 or an event that never happened we'll never know.  But one thing is clear - they have the weapons, so they will kill all that stand in their way.  Whether he is one of theirs or is being manipulated by them is irrelevant for his base which was largely anti-establishment and anti-war, anti-globalist, which he has proven to be the opposite.

World War 3 

With the ascent of Russia, China, and smaller states building their armed forces without reason, it is only inevitable that they are used.  War between China, Russia, the US and allies is inevitable.  But wait - it's not what you are thinking!  There will not likely be strikes on US, Chinese, or Russian soil.  Rather, as in the Hunger Games, war games will be played in theaters such as the South China Sea, Syria, and other hotspots.

World War 3 will likely last 50 - 100 years, like the cold war, it will be an going unresolved war in places like Syria.  Flare ups and skirmishes will be the extent of the action.  Nukes may be used but tactical nukes in a limited, regional capacity.  PROBABLY.  Of course, it could completely spiral out of control.  But deep analysis indicates not.  There needs to be just enough war to justify the military and not enough to destroy it.  In the same way the MIC needs a war to justify its own existence, a complete obliteration of a major player would also be an endgame (including but not limited to a humanitarian outcry if a major city was destroyed in one bombing such as London or Berlin.)

Remember folks there was only one country that has used nuclear bombs to kill millions and that country is the United States of America.

The War Inc. model - 2 new players

China and Russia are both copying the War Inc. model from the United States.  Both countries do not have any real threats (except from the United States, but as a game) with the exception of terrorism.  Japan has no army and is not a threat to China.  China has destroyed all the regional competitors and has no real major state enemy.  Domestic politics may be a bigger threat to China than any foreign military (as China was once a chaotic, multi-state region).  China is a little bit like the Soviet Union, but through the prism of their culture of course.  The point is multi-ethnic super states usually collapse given enough time, as there are competing domestic interests at play.  That is China's focus not to be a military power, their external show of force is to play the American game.  America needs an enemy.  The China 'copy and paste' model, a threat to the IP of US tech companies, is also at play with War Inc.

Russia MIC

Russia is an interesting case here.  During the Soviet Union Russia was a defense oriented country that did little in foreign countries outside of the Iron Curtain.  After decades of high quality propaganda, at a cost of tens of billions of dollars, Russia realized that if they wanted to be a major player in the world and participate in the new growing economic power center they needed to switch to Capitalism, which they did in 1991.  This was a hard shift, it is difficult for those outside Communist countries to understand what it means to 'switch' from a state controlled economy to 'free market' economy.  Russia's markets were so free in the 90s it led to massive growth by organized crime which was borderline legit business (they were like the Robber Baron's of the industrial age in USA).  Basically Russia is 80 years behind the US, socially.  Since 1991 Russia has taken all the advice given to them by their Western economic advisers.  They have implemented a stock market, there are entrepreneurs in Russia starting businesses on a daily basis, they even have a Silicon Valley style incubator in Moscow Skolkovo (and others - see more info on starting a venture in Russia here).  Russia has implemented many reforms in their plan to make Russia a market leader.  They have a long way to go, their manufacturing standards have become a joke when Putin opened the door of a Russian car and the handle came off.  But the world seems to forget that this was the 'Communist' country that the West sold on a better, capitalist life.  One of the trimmings of a Capitalist society is War Inc.  The partnership between Syria and Russia is a natural one; there are critical oil pipeline routes in Syria and Syria is a Christian foothold in a predominantly Muslim region.  Russia didn't invent the War Inc. model however it is now operating it based on a business plan that was sent to them by Washington during the Cold War.   It should come as no surprise that they are doing what they were convinced to do by Capitalist Generals in Washington.  Billions upon billions were spent on Hollywood produced propaganda programs including films, radio (Air America), Television programs, news, and later internet campaigns.  They are influenced by reports such as "What the bombing of Syria means for your 401k" and other reports.  Russia is playing the role of War Inc. - a model copied directly from US interventions in Iraq and other places (Iraq is most similar).  There is no real skin in the game for either country, Syria is just a proxy state to be used and abused for the war profiteers.  This is the first time Russia is playing this role and it is playing it well.  It wouldn't be surprising if Russian and US generals were exchanging encrypted communications on their competing computer game theory simulations while contemplating their next moves with each others open feedback.

Vacuum dirt analogy

Why are vacuum cleaning manufacturers honest and politicians are not?  Because when you buy a vacuum, you immediately see how it works (the dirt and particles are caught in the transparent tank).  If a vacuum didn't work or had poor suction it would be immediately apparent and people would return them or complain.  Politicians control the information flow, especially during war, because they have power.  This is especially true of government employees who are publicly elected.  In private business there is a lot of oversight and ultimately you will fail or succeed, you can't lie to investors quarter after quarter.

Armchair Intellectuals and the Great American Hobby

Finally, there is this class in America not sure how to describe them, perhaps "Saturday Night War Experts" - they support any show of US force.  They are mostly middle aged males with health issues, mostly on multiple prescriptions, they enjoy watching infographics explaining the differences between cruise missiles and smart bombs, right after their 5th glass of Merlot.  This class isn't completely handicapped, but they choose to spend their free time sitting in Lazyboy chairs watching Fox News and other sources during wartime.  When they're not tuned in, they enjoy to debate with their friends different methods how the US could use its arsenal to completely destroy Syria or "Make it GLASS" as I'm sure all readers have heard someone say once.  This grotesque hobby is what gives those in DC power to enact such measures.  You don't read headlines that Norway has unilaterally destroyed Sweden.  In New Zealand for example there is a ban on Nuclear anything.

The info trade

During the last Iraq was there was an interesting correlation between US strikes, war actions and info, and the US Dollar.  It was caused by speculators not real money flows.  War is information and the markets live on information.  All markets will be impacted by this war, it can even be a trading strategy by itself.  Defense stocks will have a boost on successful missions.  Key victories will lead to USD being bid up.  It's a busy time and there's a lot happening.  War traders must be tuned in 24/7 as the smallest bit of info that hasn't hit the wires yet can cause markets to move.  Traders need to become information junkies.

Don't skip over the obvious facts that are staring us in the face.  This is the beginning of World War 3 - but don't worry - it's good for the economy.  Game on!

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Nuclear Winter silver140 Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:26 Permalink

The Wargasm started back on 9/11, picked up pace with invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq; lighting the Arab Spring powder keg in 2011, regime change in Egypt, Libya, civil wars with full blown destruction in Syria and Yemen; the flushing out of migrant peasants from the Mid-East and flooding them into the populations of Europe... all in a 17-year plan.

WW3 will just be the cherry on top when it comes. An excuse to wipe millions off the face of the earth, destroy populated cities, and install the Nazi World Order (NWO) and its 4th Reich leaders at the top--many of whom will be Jewish.

And Elon Mush is worried about an AI digital-dictator? Take a hit of blotter acid, Elon, because the world will collapse in anarchy long before AI runs amok on mankind.

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fishpoem Nuclear Winter Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:26 Permalink

The Wargasm started back on 9/11... it started a half-century ago. JFK's assassination signaled the triumph of the Dulles-driven global killing apparatus. Since then, the war machine has blossomed like a carnivorous plant. More ordinance was dropped on sandal-wearing Southeast Asian peasants, for instance, than was dropped on Europe in all of World War II. This created huge profits for US  weapons makers and other interested parties, such as California rice farmers, who the Vietnam war turned into overnight millionaires. Given the scale of this bonanza, the CIA/Pentagon/State Department Axis of Evil has had no trouble proselytizing bogus "discretionary" wars ever since. The monetization of political office has morally disemboweled Congress, and the CIA-stained MSM cheers the endless slaughter. The only force on earth that can put an end to it is China. Problem is, China operates on a very long time frame. Many more innocents will be evaporated before the war machine grinds to a final halt.

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Nuclear Winter fishpoem Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:03 Permalink

We could go back further, you know, like when President Roosevelt put George C. Merck, president of Merck & Co., in charge of Ft. Detrick Army Research Services (aka bioweapons lab) in 1943, the creation of both the CDC and CIA in the late 1940s, the US preventing Nazi bioweapons scientist Kurt Blome from fulfilling his conviction and verdict of death at Nuremberg Trials in 1947.

Yes, all of this predates JFK Assassination. But you could go back even further to the Eugenics program and Fascists of America launched around 1910 in California and Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY, that became the inspiration of Hitler's Final Solution.

None of this started with JFK or 9/11. It has just picked up speed since 9/11.


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Erek Rabidcephalopod Mon, 04/16/2018 - 02:20 Permalink

"Remember folks there was only one country that has used nuclear bombs to kill millions and that country is the United States of America." That's a little more than reality.

Although anyone will agree that atomic bombs are nasty things, and I don't condone their use, the US and its allies killed more with conventional bombs than those killed at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.


The real mortality of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan will never be known. The destruction and overwhelming chaos made orderly counting impossible. It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima (150,000) and Nagasaki (75,000) are over conservative.

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Dickweed Wang Erek Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

. . . the US and its allies killed more with conventional bombs than those killed at Nagasaki and Hiroshima.


Absolutely.  The fire bombings of Dresden and Hamburg in Germany were probably two of the worst war crimes in the history of the world.  The British and US air forces, under the direct orders of Winston Churchill (one of the worst monsters in modern history), actually went out of their way to go back and firebomb those cities a second time to try and kill as many of the surviving civilians along with the rescue crews and medical personnel that were trying to help those trapped or wounded in the first attack wave.  The "Allies" in WWII committed just as many, if not more, reprehensible acts during that conflict than Nazi Germany or Japan but most people know nothing about what really happened since the victors in war always write the history books.

Check out the documentary "Hellstorm Rising" for more info:

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keep the basta… silver140 Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:54 Permalink

agreed. The writer is tainted and projecting all his americano-centric paradigm.  just a wank. 

The usa has sadly been at war since probably 1803, zh published a list of  us wars fairly recently,  every 2 or 3 years another war, sometimes several running concurrently. War values and exploitation of the victims to maintain profit form that and the next war are embedded in the usa culture. Visiting USA is a startling experience, the circumcised angry  immature military vibe is everywhere.

Circumcision prevents a male brain form  developing fully... initially autopsies of dead by the US army in the 1940s found 25% with undeveloped brains and  thought it was some disease or whatever, coincidentally these were circumcised. In the 1990s a repeat found 75% usa soldiers  had undeveloped brains and they were all  circumcised.  Its a cruel thing, at the time and long term damage with reduced ability to bond so stay like adolescents. good for building an army and hate.

All countries that suffered the  Karl Marx Talmudic  communism, taking everything from the goyim baked in the cake and killing  off as many as possible  in the process, have a lot to heal from. Notice Israel is not marxist. 

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justdues keep the basta… Sun, 04/15/2018 - 07:31 Permalink

I see you get down votes from adult circumcised males who are uncomfortable having to contemplate the abuse of unconsented sexual organ mutilation they suffered as very young babies but don,t remember and the betrayal of their own mother and father who allowed or even urged this to happen thus failing in their duty to care and protect their own offspring . Cult of circumcision is the greatest mind control psychopathy in the history of the human race , so powerful it overides the natural instinct of the mother and father to protect their young from physical harm . Unbelievably insane when you stop to actually contemplate it .


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Lore keep the basta… Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:45 Permalink

I agree. The writer has some knowledge, but the article is Amerocentric. How much is at stake is not fully appreciated.  This isn't business as usual.

We need to study sharp Russian thought about current affairs. Russia is gaining amazing respect on the world stage, while the United States is despised, her allies disdained and increasingly marginalized.  There are good reasons. And there are things that people on all sides can and should be doing to mitigate or reverse destructive aspects of the present situation.

Notice how few bloggers address Pathocracy.  Another core theme should always be Energy Security and falling EROEI.  Somehow, amazingly, these are neglected!  There are other things.  Fake News agencies are of course partly to blame, but there's also ignorance, denial, brainwashing ("global warming" -- thank you, Club of Rome), laziness, and fear.

The Russians seem to have done their research and educated and selected their leaders for statesmanship, so they can address real issues with responsibility and principles.  America by contrast seems like an unsupervised day care, where undisciplined, unsophisticated children lie or throw things when they don't get their 'way.'  I'd love to meet the game theorists who anticipate America's moves.  They know the enemy.  Consider the finesse with which they addressed Trump's "Mission Accomplished."  For all his "victory" bluster, to the rest of the world, he's a dumb, uneducated, tweeting oaf led around on a leash by psychopaths. 

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Conscious Reviver globalintelhub Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:09 Permalink

If he had chosen to side with Russia, it could have backfired and blown up in his face. 

So doing what is right never enters into these equations?

An alternative to China, for instance "doesn't need a military" is that without a capable military, China will get pushed around, subjected to the current incarnation of gunboat diplomacy and subjugated like they were in the past. 

So an interesting read, but you're avoiding somethings obvious, like China's need to defend themselves. Sounds like you're shielding the Banksters by focusing on the MIC. When everyone knows the MIC works for the Banksters and not the other way around.

Another one. Zbignew was one of many that put Russia in the AAZ crosshairs. But according to you, Russia only has a military because the Russians want a money spinner? Maybe the Russians want to defend their vast resources from the ravenous AAZ? Ocam's razor and all that.

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new game silver140 Sun, 04/15/2018 - 05:38 Permalink

yup-talk to just about anybody for a few minutes and money enters the conversation as at least a minimum - "the cost".

guess who controls the money systems and ultimately you and I. and no opting out...

It get worse from here.

gun control

digital money

complete control of the herd by wonks if let be to happen.

tic, toc, running out of tyme fellow freedom'er'er's

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bluez Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:14 Permalink

Actually, it sounds just like George Orwell's 1984.

"The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia."

With cameras (telescreens) everywhere.

mabuhay1 Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:16 Permalink

GlobalIntelHub, just another Russian front group. Known about them for years, always has analysis that favors Russia or it's allies. As for it's analysis, the information they put out is always deeply flawed, always biased, and never useful or trustworthy. I have followed their tripe for years, and it has never proved to be true nor useful in any way.

Oldguy05 globalintelhub Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:12 Permalink

Unbiased and without opinions? Then what's this tripe:

" They are mostly middle aged males with health issues, mostly on multiple prescriptions, they enjoy watching infographics explaining the differences between cruise missiles and smart bombs, right after their 5th glass of Merlot.  This class isn't completely handicapped, but they choose to spend their free time sitting in Lazyboy chairs watching Fox News and other sources during wartime. "

I hope you start getting paid. It'll be better than when you used to spam other threads hyping "Splitting Pennies".

edit: This is the best writing of yours I have read. Now Get rid of the bullshit and you might be a worthwhile read.

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GreatUncle globalintelhub Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:08 Permalink

Nice one ...

Your concept in simple term is 2 players opposing each other, if either sides wipes the other one out they lose with no war left to fight. That mutually assured destruction will never happen because both lose ... so eternal war.


I think you missed one scenario and it is growing number of 3rd party players like ISIS all bought and paid for with $. So now imagine a 3rd party player with nothing to lose getting tired and fighting in a game they will only ever lose. Just like ISIS is currently finding out then gets hold of a nuke? They will never have their caliphate because the main 2 players are using them and they will never be allowed to win so they are the more likely to use it. Just like Syrian rebels a third party player will be more likely to use chemical weapons because they are losing or think they have lost.

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snblitz Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

I will save you some reading.

All the machinations are aimed at the same goal: theft.

The fear, the propaganda, trade policy, regulations, they are all about extracting your wealth and transferring it to themselves.

"They" are your politicians, their family members & friends, foreign interests, and your fellow citizens.

They are all comfortable with thieving as a means to wealth.  And it is not that they particularly hate white male Christians, a popular target these days.  Logically one has to steal from the productive.  They will steal from anyone who is productive and anyone who has savings.  If you are a thief you go where the money is.

The single biggest obstacle  to their efforts in the US was the gold standard. Leaving the gold standard (basically in 1913) is what enabled most of the theft over the last 100 years.

This article explains exactly what happened and why we even had a gold standard in very easy to understand terms:

A sound money system will not eliminate all the theft, but it will get rid of a lot of it, and it will make the theft that continues much more obvious. (part of going off the gold standard was to make it easier to hide the theft)

The fundamental problem that we face is that the US citizen is going to allow the thieving to continue until there is not enough food to eat. And sadly the thieves are going to keep taking more and more until someone makes them stop.

Throughout all of history the citizenry and subjects would allow themselves to be robbed blind as long as they did not go hungry.

Americans are the same.  98.5% of their saved wealth was stolen over the last 100 years, and when the thieves ran out of real wealth to steal, they started stealing from future wealth, thus the $21 trillion debt growing another trillion every year.

Very smart people have lived in the past, and they wrote down what they saw going on and tried various solutions. Unfortunately only one of them was ever really able to get the people to act in their own best interests, as a whole, and he and his policies are particularly hated today.

But he did exist, and he was able to steer the ship of society in a helpful direction.  So all is not lost.

Oldguy05 snblitz Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:26 Permalink

I'll save you even moar reading. End The Fed! Get out of NATO and The UN. Stop paying alms to Israel and everyone else, including the thousands of anti American NGOs. Clean up our "Agencies", get rid of all the useless bureaucrats and dual citizens in government. Term limits. End lobbying. Fix immigration. Done.

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GreatUncle snblitz Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:15 Permalink

Yes ... one point to add. When the world was turned into total FIAT in the 70's by the US who control the global reserve currency. With the ability to create FIAT out of fresh air every other country was made FIAT.

Then they used this ability to buy up everything and facilitated the creation of a humungous pile of worthless paper.

So up to them your concept, 1970's+ think your concept on steroids.

In 2008 because they could not hide the fraud any longer they went open "in your face on steroids" with QE.


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Baron Samedi snblitz Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:04 Permalink

Bravo snblitz ... y o u r   reality tracks; the article wrong about the military imho.  My model is simple:

--- Highest level are the (((shareholders/owners/controllers))) of the largest central banks who by some coincidence print the legal tender of their lands by virtue of owning the theatrical companies that employ the visible government creatures and put on the democracy shows. With paper money the looting can go on with the finesse of a micrometer drum.

--- Controllers are in partnership with the enforcers (pol/mil/intel) and industrials.

--- The key has been to keep people looking at the visible government; a lot like Plato's Cave.  

And you're right - it will take a jolt, but with the www in place, the peasantry (def anyone with < $1 B U$D assets) will have a place to see what's happening when they finally look up to ask "how did this happen?"


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spyware-free Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:42 Permalink

Russia and Iran will respond asymmetrically to U.S. and Isreali provocations. First the will get the Iraqi government to boot out the Americans which Trump is all to willing to oblige. Promise Turkey they can have their way with U.S. ally the Kurds. Then they will foment revolution in Saudi Arabia. They will use the lagging economy and Shia population in KSA and raise the stakes by supplying the Shia in Yemen with more sophisticated weapons. This does two things, removes a great rival for Iran and disrupts oil supplies which helps Russia. Saudi Arabia is the lynch pin for the U.S. in the middle east and will experience civil war much like what Syria is going through now. China will go along with this as it paves the way for the petroyuan.

SergeA.Storms spyware-free Sun, 04/15/2018 - 01:21 Permalink

Magic 8 Ball says “Ask again later”.  See how much faster my ‘analysis’ was?  Truth is, no one truly knows how this plays out, we just get to be the masses dragged over the emotional coals.  


My bet, Russia starts pulling back.  U.S.A. Starts pulling back.  Iran and Israel can duke it out on their own.  White Helmets are losing credibility.  Bibi is going to be a short timer, replaced by a moderate, because Israel prospers more with a moderate.  Trump, Putin, Xi, summit to talk trade, Korea resolved, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and others start cooling their jets.  See I made all those fantastic conclusions from reading a lot on the inter webs.  Vote up if your convinced, down if you think it’s bullshit.  Ready, go!

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Lore SergeA.Storms Mon, 04/16/2018 - 02:27 Permalink

You may be on to something. If there is to be any major regional move, it has to happen within the next handful of years, and it has to be very focused, because resources are increasingly limited and everybody is on a clock, some more than others.  It could be argued that we should take heart by the way all sides continue to limit the scale of their operations, because it suggests appreciation at the strategic level for the unprecedented danger of escalation.

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known unknown spyware-free Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:21 Permalink

The war in Yemen is all about preventing the collapse of The House of Saud. The bombing of Syria I don't fully understand. It was a major blunder. Looking at it more closely Trump promised to end the JCPOA in May. I believe the 3 attacks on Syria in the last 2 weeks 2 by Israel and 1 by the US  are to provoke Iran. Does not look like Iran is taking the bait. Trump cancels the deal and it is a major loss of face to the rest of the world. Trump needs an excuse to cancel.


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