As you know, I am in the camp that the West, led by the U.S. is and has been pushing for war. War to create more debt for the banks to skim from, and to retain/prolong the power of dollar hegemony. I also believe China is not looking for a war and neither is Mr. Putin and Russia. If they were, I believe there was enough provocation over one year ago with Syria and over the last year as sanction after sanction has been implemented.
In my opinion, Mr. Putin has been pushed just about as far as he will allow. The arming of Ukraine by NATO will cross the line and the strategy of encircling Russia is not acceptable. The data I have seen over the last 90 days leads me to believe something very big and very soon will come from Russia …and will not be “singular”, I believe what comes will be multi dimensional. In no particular order, and you decide the importance, I believe the response”s” from Russia will be nearly simultaneous.
First, there will be a financial response. This may include hacking our financial institutions, dumping Treasury bonds and dollars, purchasing and making calls on various commodity markets, buying and asking for delivery of both gold and silver amongst other disruptive strategies. Russia could also announce a “gold ruble” to stabilize their currency and economy, this might likely be followed by some sort of Chinese announcement? Geopolitically, we may hear of deals cut with the Germans and French. There may be further deals between the Swiss and Chinese or even other Western nations, we may also watch as Greece is given a deal and falls Eastward. Saudi Arabia will most likely also be of interest as they now have a new ruler. Will they continue the petro dollar status, or have “new” deals already been arranged during talks late last year with both Russia and China?
Militarily we could see Russia invade Ukraine outright or worse. Russia has had months to prepare and just last week mobilized over 100 mobile ICBM missile launchers. Their actions are not those of a nation readying to stand down. Please do not tell me that any of the above is impossible, with the financial backing of the Chinese, ANY and all of this is possible. A goal of fracturing NATO is quite logical in my estimation.
Now for the “crazy” part, but I believe to be a necessary part. We know that Edward Snowden has been a “guest” living in Russia for over one year. Do you believe he has been given “free rent”? Do you believe he has as “sensitive” information as we have been led to believe by Mr. Obama and others? Personally, I do…and maybe then some. If you take the above, financial, geopolitical and military pieces and put them together, only one piece is missing, “sentiment”. Sentiment of the American people! If Mr. Putin were somehow able to cut the populace’ natural patriotism out from under the current administration, there will be no “will” to fight. How could this be accomplished?
Let me put several “sentiment” pieces together and you decide if any of this makes sense. Do you remember back in December there was a blast of media attention given to “torture” at Gitmo and several names in the Bush administration came up? Did you know Senator Nelson from Florida has been pushing for several months very hard to get the 28 missing pages from the 9-11 report made public? These 28 pages allegedly name the Saudis as financiers of that sad day. What if some of the information Mr. Snowden has to offer is bigger than currently thought? Or separately, what if he has proof showing fraud of a massive nature? It could be proof of financial fraud, military fraud or even false flag evidence? What then? How much is too much for the American people to swallow?
I do not want to argue the logistics. What I do want to do is ask you what your thoughts are should any of these responses be undertaken by Mr. Putin? What do you believe will happen to the dollar? Take each one these retaliations, one by one. Could we withstand an attack (supported by the Chinese) on our financial markets? Can Europe, or NATO survive an exit of Greece? Spain or Italy? Were Russia to invade Ukraine, who would stop them? And how? Then add in “public opinion”, the sentiment of a population can steer official policy more than almost any other factor. How would the current (or any) administration deal with a public that knows for a fact they’ve been deceived? As Jim Sinclair says, the dollar is “the common stock” of the U.S., would any of this be good for the dollar or might it spur some serious and unending sales?
I believe we have pushed Russia just about as far as she will allow it. ANY of the above reactions by Russia (and probably supported by China) will be enough to seriously damage, if not entirely blow up our financial system. ALL of them simultaneously would be devastating! We have made it extremely easy for any adversary to do serious damage with very little effort. We have done so by leveraging our banking and financial systems beyond all reason. We have used fraud and unfair practices at every turn to “better our position”. In doing so, and for so many years, the vulnerability to our way of life has never been greater since 1776! As a patriotic American I hope my analysis is all wet. As a rational human being, I am afraid it is not.
May God help and bless us all!
Regards, Bill Holter
End game as I see it,,,,,,,,,after the catching out, nothing here worth saving.
,,,,,,,,,after the catching out, Don’t understand?
1 Thes 4:17
Bill, The powers that be will collapse
the system when they are ready. Until
the dollar collapses it will be print,
print, print. A lot of people have been
trying to predict the collapse for years
now. I do know that at some point it will
and that is why I own metals. I figure
if I don’t use them in my life time, maybe
my kids and grand kids will. In the mean time
I will keep making paper and enjoy life and
hope that you do the same.
it’s why we stack.
It seems that the DC psychopaths are doing everything possible to bring about WW3 in order to hide the true causes of the collapse they have engineered in the economy that approaches ever closer and they will succeed unless the horror of it all causes an about face at some point. I suspect the chances of an about face are between slim and none and heavily weighted towards none – but we will see if we survive long enough to do so. The rest of the world is being given the choice between a likely thermonuclear war or accepting a vassal position for a LONG time. They – certainly not “we” – may be able to dictate the decision to all the dependent states but it is difficult to see acceptance by Russia or China.
As Fukushima continues to poison the world the neocons and left continue to fight to the death over how many angels are really on that pinhead.
How in the world did we get to this point? Since variations seem to occur regularly throughout history the only logical explanation that occurs to me is human nature and we’re not about to be changing that. Comrade zero, John McCain and Brian Williams, to name just a few, are us and we them. The word “doomed” occurs to me to slip in here. Go short humanity.
How did we get here? …slowly at first.
I wrote to Harvey Organ after his post on wordpress.com that I felt like I am on the Titanic.
Your post assures me that my hunch was right!
we are, don’t look for another deck chair…just get OFF!
Bill have you seen this?
Bill, I enjoy your ideas as a story, but you are making some possibly wrong assumptions that may affect your story line. Yesterday, you pointed out the Baltic Dry Index. My research shows that it is only due to drastic oversupply of ships. Basic supply demand analysis. Zero hedge and others harp on this falling Baltic Dry Index and I was surprised you went for it. I also read about Ukraine extensively and have come to the conclusion that it is soon to be over as a hotspot. The Ukrainians are losing on the battlefield and the people like America in the 1960’s are very unsupportive of the draft. Yes Europe will also have an influence in seeing this conflict end sooner.
I believe your analysis of the dollar is also incorrect for the near to moderate time frame (out in the future it is different). You are just making excuses for why the dollar is up. You and others put yourself on the line last year calling for a dollar collapse and it went opposite in dramatic fashion again with you and others making excuses.
One other point I forgot to mention and that is Greece. I took the time to read about the people involved and found out their finance minister is from the old government. Of course there is going to be deal. I bring this up because the gold community seems to thrive on cataclysmic outcomes and eat up your stories of imminent doom.
I know this is going to be attacked by yourself and your readers, but having the other potential side presented is only fair. I personally fell for all this economic doom and gloom and ignored the reality for the past 3 years. Jobs and our economy are improving. Corporate profits and growth are present. New technologies are making dramatic changes to our life (and profit potential). Stocks were the place to be the past three years not gold. Stocks are on the verge of another breakout. Poor Mr. Richard Russell, he gave up on stocks the day before after thinking a large surge was coming.
As far as reading golds price movement you just ignore what the charts say and ignore people who know how to read charts and the COT reports. The COT report 2 weeks ago warned of this drop. I am tired of all the talk of manipulation, did anyone complain of manipulation when gold went up for 11 or 12 years in a row? Is this 50% drop in oil manipulation? Manipulation is just an excuse for something not going your way.
Do you Bill or anyone else here keep an eye on Euro Gold prices? They also warned of this drop 2 weeks ago. My final comment is when you believe in a Mad Max Scenario it prevents you from participating in a positive way from what is right in front of your eyes and holding on to losing ideas way to long. I now believe in gold as insurance and insurance only.
“Jobs and our economy are improving”. Really? If you truly believe this then nothing I say or write can help guide you. And as for “charts”, they are pictures of what exactly? If you do not believe the miniscule COMEX tail has for now been wagging the gold dog via leverage of traded paper then I can’t help you. There are other more “correct” sites you should visit. I hope you have enough “insurance”!
Oh Bill, he can’t ‘save’ you with that attitude, lol. He showed what a tool he is with that “the economy is improving line”, sad.
I almost stopped reading at that point but I am obliged to read everything, spam or not.
Armistead Garrett is right on Greece, the most likely scenario is the debt can will be kicked another time and another and another…
Baltic dry index all time low is there is lower demand than before but especially too much supply : same thing for oil.
Gold will stop falling (still in complete bear mode as below 1200 is now at matter of hours) when BRICS will say enough but it could be years away as there are still ample supply from the west (BIS, switzerland, vatican, western slaves/partners and so on).
Creepyd990. “as there are still ample supply from the west (BIS, switzerland, vatican, western slaves/partners and so on).” Sorry dude, this is spam on Afghan heroin. Get it together will you? Please provide your “ample supply” figures and compare to Chinese demand alone? Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!
The difference between total demand/supply including mine production is about 1000 tons a year. Western had a minimum of 50 000 tons (central banks + swiss metal accounts + BIS + vatican + individuals) before this trend begun.
Obviously some western central banks may have been several claims attached to it BUT it is irrelevant : indeed it is only the physical transfer of the gold from the west to the east which drains gold. Besides, in markets, the financial claims on a single gold ounce can increase in time and as we can see it can last for a while.
I have no evidence of course of these hidden supplies from official entities (BIS, central banks) but when I went to a tour in the new York federal reserve 3 years ago, there was still gold, I saw it !
You have also some slave states such PIGS, France and so on which will provide like with Gordon Brown in 1999 or LTCM fiasco with italian central banks. Same thing can be said from switzerland which is owned by bankers cabal.
We cannot assume that there is 0 gold remaining in these central banks and believe me it will be drained until the last gram (they may have tens of claims already on it).
Jim Willie has also stated that some gold from the big swiss banks has sold some of their allocated bank accounts and that legal actions have begun years ago. However it does not mean that this “theft” is not continuing (idem of the western ETFs such GLD) !
In the same vein, you have gold stolen from recently defeated countries such lybia, Ukraine, poor South american countries (ecuador with gold swap).
When the above will be completely drained, they will just target western private gold by putting some taxes which will make that people will have better time to sell their remaining few coins and small bars (1 kilo).
Indee, in France in the sixties or so there was about the same level in banque de France than the indiduals ie about 3000 metric tons (do not know how much in jewelery and in gold coins/ingots form).
Lastly, if you have a deficit from about 1000 tons a year and 50 000 tons to discharge, it will take 50 years and we are very far from it.
The only caveat is if gold demands is in fact higher than reported with private OTC transactions off regulated exchange. The same can be said for central banks activity as they do not report leasing, swaps and so on (also true for russia and china).
Therefore, we have no way to assume that “they” are running out of gold shortly (next few years) because of these yearly “deficits”.
Moreover, I am quite sure that old european royals and vatican have had 1000’s tons unreported in the public figures post WWII. They look to be in bed with TPTB and bankers for a while so we can assume they will provide gold if necessary (potential defaults/permament backwardation).
your assumptions are almost 100% wrong …please stop SPAMMING!
“Nearly 100% wrong” : if western gold stocks were so low, it would lead to western speculators to rush for physical metal and strong backwardation will appear.
So you know what gold is left in the old Europe in private hands ? What’s your sources ? Idem for gold swiss allocated gold accounts ?
I agree that the goldbugs grossly misjudged the gold price a few years ago. They should take responsibility for that and admit that they did not understand how deep the tendrils of corruption and manipulation go. As for fundamentals, they are however correct and those will show through at some point. All of the positive things you mention are just a result of printing up $15 trillion of monopoly dollars since 2008. That is having less and less of an effect now and the future looks bleak. As for timing, who knows but it will come. Don’t stack for short term profit.
at what price would Apple sell at if 100 billion fake shares hit the market?
“the gold community seems to thrive on cataclysmic outcomes and eat up your stories of imminent doom”
Yes, unfortunately too often I have found that to be true. I myself do not believe in the imminent doom scenario. I do not believe in the near-term complete collapse of the dollar (hyperinflation) or the U.S. bond market “bubble” bursting. I think more than likely it will play out over the next several years and it probably will not be as quite as bad as the worst case scenarios.
“Jobs and our economy are improving”
Do not agree. While jobs and the economy have improved since 2008, most of the new jobs created are lower paying or part-time. I would say right now the economy is at best stagnating with a chance of going into a recession with in the next year.
“Stocks are on the verge of another breakout”
Fact or your opinion? Your opinion I hope.
I would remind you Jerry that debt and money supply have exploded since 2008 …thus the situation now is worse than then …when it took nearly $20 trillion of freely, and discreet dollars to save the system.
If so, would it be a problem to create a few trillions more in order to buy a BRICS dollars/treasuries selling ?
No, that is why speculators are rushing to buy every western government bonds whatever their prices…
I’ve said it before and say it again. IMHO all of this global shyte show is scripted. The CBs of all the major nations are having tee together at the BIS in Basel every 6 weeks or so, that’s all one needs to know. These same CBs pretty much own their governments/countries, and are themselves slaves to the TBTFs. They let this system fail when they are ready (as mentioned above), once enough physical gold is where it needs to be. Similarly any war activity, debt crisis, etc. is planned or at least foreseen by these people. They know all the various problems better than all of us together, AND they have accurate knowledge of all markets (especially the paper AND fizz PM markets). Of course, Putin could take down the system any instant he wishes to do. So could the Saudis, or China, or Switzerland. Any larger Sovereign could corner the physical gold market. The fact that none of them did says it all to me. End it will, when is anyone’s guess, except for a very small circle of high end insiders.
Great piece Bill, keep up the good work. Good luck to all, we’ll all need it.
thanks, they will take the system down when they are positioned properly.
Nothing worse than trying to tell a story to disbelievers that are numbed into submission.
It is simply human nature for people to resist change.
Lets face it…the story we are trying to tell people is one that human nature DOES NOT WANT TO BELIEVE.
This is simply a naive response by some that want to believe that no action is required on their part.
Nobody wants to hear,,,THE SKY IS FALLING.
It is much nicer for people to hear….the economy is growing… Jobs are being created….Better times are close at hand.
Do not worry…be happy… buy a new TV…Buy a new car..
Everything will be fine….
Get some beer….order a pizza and just relax..
Everything is under control….
repeat after me, …”low inflation, low unemployment rate, steady growth”. I remember hearing this in early 2001.
@Armistead G Do you mind sharing your research on the drastic oversupply of ships in the world today as compared to the past decade? You know, links and sources that support your numbers. I for one would like to attempt to duplicate your conclusions as to why you believe the Baltic Dry Index is at all time lows.
Regarding Ukraine, as you know the USA and the Neocons have spent a considerable amount of resources to get Ukraine to where it is today. Quite interesting how you have now concluded that the USA and the Neocons are ready to throw in the towel for all of its efforts. If I am hearing you correctly, you have now concluded that McCain and Friends are ready to bug out an allow Putin to work everything out during the current negotiations. Perhaps your correct here. IDK But if the USA and the Neocons send any kind of weapons to Ukraine, I believe that you may want to re-read Bill’s missive again.
Regarding Greece, you do have a valid point that a deal will be pulled out of the hat.
Bill, you have to admit, we could just tell the EU to Fxxk Off and cut a deal. There definitely is precedence for that . We will see.
Armistead spam …”low unemployment and strong growth… yes, spam. By the way, how do you reconcile “Obamacare” as growth Sr. Armistead? It’s a tax and NOTHING more!
a valid saying immediately comes to mind — “none is so blind ……”
you could have spent a year in argument bill.
your communication methods are appreciated by me bill … kev
thanks Kev, “Obamacare growth”, hopefully not like a cyst or something like that?
Armistead – I would like you to submit an analysis of John Williams’ Shadowstats commentary No. 692 – Feb 2, 2015 in the same manner as your undocumented comments on Bill’s essay above. Please explain what, if any, that Williams presents does not totally support Bill’s message. As for me, I’m sticking with Holter. He has a gift to always see the trees.
…don’t forget the forest, that’s what I’m writing about tomorrow. As for Armistead, maybe his first name is ?Barack” as in …Obamacare 5% growth… Who coulda’ thunk of such a remarkable growth plan on his own?
Very interesting! It certainly seems like a no-brainer that Putin et. al., would first do what they could via financial means and/or global shaming (of the US) if they truly don’t want war.
Stumbled across this link after reading your ideas, Bill:
yes Jen, it is what I wanted to write about but really cannot go there as too much of the audience would be turned off …including Armistead “there is no manipulation and we have strong growth” Garrett.
Sorry for the error – Make the final thought – He has a gift to always see the entire picture – the forest and the trees.
I like the forests, dogs like the tree trunks.
If everything was fine in good ole USA then why the Ukrainian coup during the Sochi Olympics, the lies about MH17, chemical gas in Syria etc. Has anyone explaied why Assad has to go, or Mubarec or Hussain, or Chavez, or any leader of a sovereign nation for that matter. If everything was fine then raise interest rates, lets see what happens to the housing market, Interest rate swap dirivitives, the golden calf stock market, bond market or every market. The Fed has been bluffing for over 6 years on rate hikes, they know they can never do it. The world has to disconnect from the dollar or they will die from devalued currency market manipulation, induced cost inflation, invasion etc. But at the same time the USA will die due to our debt, not just Federal 18T but all unfundead debt 100+T. Look ar Greece, Spain, Italy, or Portugal if they continue with this madness of more debt, and lets not kid ourselves these bailouts are bailouts for the banks not the people of these countries, if this continues those people will live on their knees for 50 years or more. Bottom line is in 2008 the major investment banks of Wall Street should have been dismantled and Glass Steagal re enacted, but that means loosing power, the banks were not liquidated so now the nations will be unless this madness stops.
excellent rant Chris, if I need a day off, can you step in? Seriously, well thought out!
Greece, watch Greece I think. Russia has long been searching for a “warm water” (in addition to Syria) port to launch it’s navy. Perhaps for the right amount of “support” the Greeks will provide one. Nes pa?
That other stuff you mention? Sure, why not, unless he thinks it’s what the US’s dear leader wishes.
Greece deal has fallen apart (as expected) and fake (synthetic paper) gold has been smashed to smithereens. They’re so shameless as to brazenly lie that Greece deal has been met, when in fact it is a dying terminal patient.
If Greece deal had been magically made, they would’ve smashed fake (synthetic paper) gold to smithereens. The deal fell apart, and they have done the same anyway.
None of it makes any sense whatsoever. It is truly sickening, nauseating with no end in sight.
nothing will matter when it gets to “all you got is all you got” …except whatever it is exactly that you have.
170,000 ton secret treasure of gold absconded with by US military agents from the Philippines. I believe the original true owners was China stolen first by Japan and hidden in caves in the Philippines. This secret stash of 170,000 tons (remarkably similar to the total estimated mined gold world wide to date) was hustled off to Hawaii during the reclaiming of the Philippines from the Japanese.
sounds something like “Goldfinger” to me.
Your not turning your audience off Bill (as mentioned above) the reason we tune into your writing is because you tell it like it is, so don’t hold back on any themes through fear of reader opinion.
As for your article above, I couldn’t agree more with your comments and observations, although
I don’t believe this will end up in a face to face shooting war. The U.S. Always does this through Proxys. What I do believe though is that Putin will out manover the amateurs in DC.
Don’t forget, apart from him being a chess master ie a master strategist he is also a martial arts blackbelt. One thing I know about that is you turn your opponents momentum against them, and this I believe will be demonstrated EXACTLY as you described. There are many financial weapons which are passive in nature but active in effect. Eg: moving the Rubel to a gold standard. I believe an all out assault on the stock market is way to aggressive and would give fuel to the propagandists in Washington to ramp up the anti. I believe the trick will be to find a ambiguity but effectiveness in his actions where it will be hard to nail him down as having done anything aggressive. The reason I believe this Bill is because he has to win global opinion if he is to will this war, no one will want to join the side of an aggressor.
As for the Snowden issue, this is the Joker in the pack, and I think Putin may well just play this to expose the absalute pervasive criminality stalking the halls of Washington. This will be a tricky card to play because he may well have the message of “who done it” but delivery maybe an issue because of the complete media control that keeps all the American Mushrooms in the dark.
If this message comes out there will be complete lockdown of all media where it could be distributed. So I wait with bated breath for the next exciting episode of “WTF is going to happen”
Bill, I found a link to Want to Know from the Golden Jackass (Jim Willie) website concerning why 911 was necessary. This article is documented like a PhD thesis and could only have been written by someone (or group) like Edward Snowden. I found it mind blowing, but persuasive. Hope it stays up till you find it. I’m printing a copy which I could send…
I guess this is the plan;
This phrase belongs to none other than Paul Volcker, head of the Federal Reserve at the time. He said it one month after president Carter had appointed him in a speech somewhere in Europe:
“At the juncture that the world finds itself [in the late seventies] there is a choice between stability, and the controlled disintegration of the world economy. It is in the interest of the United States of America to opt for the latter.”
Before USA can let russia/china become worlds leaders, TPTB will destroy the whole worlds financial economy and if that doesnt work…….WAR WILL DO IT.
Regarding still russia, I still do not understand why they will make a Financial attack against the west as they (like china) enjoy fiat paper so much with a gold hedge if things are going out of control. Besides “invading” urkraine is quite possible
Regarding the us dollar : china can dumped in one second all of they have : it will be forgotten in a couple hours later : all western slaves will suck it up and if that is not enough, the central banks will buy what is left :
Western fiat will resist everything except gold.
“China can dump all their dollars in minutes and be forgotten within hours”????????????? Really??? MORE SPAM! Please stop, your logic is twisted.
Explain me why the fed could not buy it up by increasing their balance sheet ? If so the dollar could get a little dump but nothing really serious aftet the initial shock would have been aboserbed.
I am sorry but you have said the same thing for Russia and they have sold tens of billions a month of their dollars/treasurys and what happened during that period : dollar went up and long term yields down.
Derivatives machinery and central bank potential intervention is now much bigger than BRICS holdings.
If the west could be defeated with paper, BRICS would not buy so much gold !
It reminds me when argentina amde on of their defaults in early 2000’s : all analysts said : they will never be able to sell on government bond again.
Result : they launched a successful bond auction less than…72 hours after the default.
Why such a success : because the government balance sheet situation improved dramatically after the default.
Regarding the brics dollar holdings it will be the same : once the selling would have done been done : it will remain only buyers : western banks (private or central).
WTF is going to happen….simply the truth will come out.
You may be able to fool some of the people some of the time but one can never fool all of the people all of the time.
There are many that already question perception vs reality.
We simply cannot kill and or silence all of those that question..
In time the truth always emerges and that is where we are now. The truth is emerging on many fronts and nobody can stop each and every leak.
Critical momentum will soon be realized.
Be prepared to live in a new world. A world where the unsuspecting are faced with accepting that governments often do not act in the best interests of the population as a whole.
The West has enemies and these enemies know our secrets. When the time is best the enemies will destroy us from within with our own misdeeds.
God help us all.
as the sheeple sit idly by.
it really makes one wonder about all those stories about that time traveler in the 90s. how it was something about ww3, and russia launching nukes in 2016 out of self defense. didnt really make much sense in 96, seems like inevitability in 2015…
science fiction has had a habit of eventually becoming reality over the last 100 years.
I think you are likely spot on in the way this could play out. Putin is no fool, is wise and appears to be a true patriot to his mother Russia. I am amazed at how patient he has been up to this point all things considering.
I can only hope and I do think there may be a very small possibility, that with Obama basically requesting congress to declare war on ISIS, that this could be the war they seek to meet their needs as a big bank funding mechanism, a distraction for the sheeple, and to provide a way to place the blame on someone else as to why their money printing and spend policies do not work. I also find it very curious how the last few weeks, the propoganda regarding the “great” jobs numbers and “economic recovery…. even the the point where Obama is claiming things are so good, he wants to increase taxes and government program spending…
Neverthless, what if they do get their war with ISIS and the funding for it via Congress, I wonder if by chance, once they have their war if the continued provation against Russia and Putin will subside. The reason I think this is at least a small possibility, is that the war mongering has been going on for years… i.e. Syria, Iran, North Korea, Russia, ISIS. It they get their brand new custom built war with ISIS, that may very well meet their hell bend attitude to get one. We can only hope….. not for any war, but at least not a war with Russia.
Instead of subside, a war with Russia will likely be suicide for both sides and perhaps the whole planet. May God help us all.
This is what a sell out looks like. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufaki
Always enjoy your comment. This article is right on an timely. The Minsk 2 will fail. By now Russia knows the US wants a hot war. Yeah, if pushed Russia could take Kiev in nothing flat but they would find themselves just like the US in Afghanistan or Iraq with a restive population. I am inclined to your way of thinking. I don’t think Putin will give the US a hot war…a financial war is in order. Let see if the US can fight any wars with confetti.
Here is a great blog on Ukraine to stay up. Thanks for all your good work.
Its telling when so many commenters end with “God help us all”….it strikes me the end of all this will be prefaced with “Who could have seen this coming?”. I was watching RT with a guest at my B&B earlier today, who parroted the position “Putin was the cause of it all” …which i replied to: “yah, sly how he moved the borders of Russia up against all those new NATO members” …the sarc went totally over his head.
I believe Putin and China will study their cards until it is time to “all in” ….but in the nicest way possible. Hell, the West is led by greedy imbilciles who see no farther than their myopic greed.
My best hope is when the great reset comes….it will not involve Nukes.
“God help us all”