When I was just a little kid, I can still remember my Dad telling me, “If you don’t want to tick people off, stay away from talking about religion and politics.” Recently I was asked why I am writing so much about “politics.” Well, I have not written too much about U.S. politics because the two party system is hopelessly broken where a vote either way is either thrown away, counted incorrectly and really doesn’t matter because your choices are two sides of the same coin. Writing about U.S. internal politics is pointless. I have written quite a bit recently about international or “geo”politics and even made comments on religion. There is a valid reason for this, because when all is said and done it all boils down to the dollar which is becoming like a political ping pong ball.
If you ignore geopolitics or religion (in the Middle East) today then you might as well spin yourself around 3 times with a blindfold on and then try to walk a straight line. Without understanding global politics, you will have a zero percent chance of ever understanding where “this” is headed. I believe that the U.S. is again posturing and even being provocative in the hopes of starting another war …somewhere, somehow. Let me explain this, I believe that there is now a raging fire behind the financial scenes. The tried and true way to divert attention from anything “internally bad” has always been to either start a war overseas or create some other scandal or false flag event.
The above said, we (the U.S.) are pushing and shoving in two areas, the Ukraine and Iraq situations. Let me take these one by one so that I can add them up for you. First, let’s look at Ukraine. There exists anecdotal evidence that we in fact stirred up this pot to get it boiling in the first place, but let’s assume that the unrest would have started and did start as we are “told.” So far we have sanctioned Russia twice which are like pokes in the eye. They have remained relatively restrained to this point. Today, Russia has somewhat turned the tables on the U.S. and rather than go tit for tat, they announced an “anti-dollar” policy.
Please understand what is happening here, or I should say “already” happened. For Russia to announce an “Anti-dollar” policy is the equivalent of a declaration of war. Were this to have been done by anyone, anywhere on the planet even 10 years ago would have resulted in immediate military action by the U.S. Maybe this is Russia’s way of getting Washington to throw the first punch but I don’t think so. Rather, I believe that Russia has already held talks with many other foreign nations to get their anticipated response were Russia to announce this anti-dollar policy. We know that the Chinese are on board, we know that 9 out of 10 Gazprom customers are OK with non-dollar settlement and who knows how far and wide Russia may have had high level discussions on this topic. My point is this, Russia would NEVER, EVER make a leap (and do it publicly) as big as announcing an anti-dollar policy if they had not already lined up 99% of their ducks. Do you see what I am saying here? The deal in my opinion to dump the dollar has already been planned and is being hatched right here and now by the Russians! I will get back to this momentarily but we have another hot spot in Iraq that I believe is connected and needs to be explained.
ISIS has run wild in northern Iraq taking 5 city/towns and leaving a trail of murdered and beheaded Iraqis in their wake. Again, there is evidence that ISIS in Syria has received U.S. funding but let’s assume they did not, so as not to muddy the waters further. ISIS is now about 30 miles outside of Baghdad and the U.S. has received requests from Iraq for help. Iraq is run currently by Shia’s, ISIS are Sunni so there is your religious divide. Now, Saudi Arabia is Sunni while Iraq is primarily Shia, another divide but one that is very important. Saudi Arabia has now warned Iran to stay out of the fray in Iraq and it turns out that we (the U.S.) have had talks with Iran about helping their Shia brethren in Iraq. Do you see the problems here? Oh, and to illustrate the problems, Saudi Arabia has now warned Iran to stay out of the fray as the U.S. negotiates their help. This is the current picture; our Middle East policy looks like it is being formulated and implemented by a bunch of moronic clowns trying to play one side against the other but ends up in a dead end of logic.
OK, so let me add this 1+1 together for you. We have pushed Russia far enough for them to publicly announce an unprecedented “anti-dollar policy.” As I said above, they would never have done this on their own as it would mean their financial destruction. Russia has also shut off the gas supply to Ukraine …knowing full well that Ukraine would then shut Russia’s supply of gas through their pipelines to Europe which now throws Europe into the mix. Will this bring Europe closer to the U.S.? Or will it prod Europe to tell the U.S. to ease up on sanctions as their economy starts to shut down and the weather begins to get cold? This is “1,” now we add the other “1” which is the ridiculous policy we are following in the Middle East. Iran is and has already been shut off of the dollar, what will happen if (I believe “when” is a foregone conclusion). Saudi Arabia announces that they will no longer accept only dollars for oil? Actually, what if they were to announce that they will no longer accept dollars at all? And that if you want their oil you must pay in something OTHER THAN dollars? How would this work out?
To do the “addition” for you, this works out to the death of the dollar. It will not in my opinion be a long and convoluted process. Jim Sinclair believes that the dollar will trade down to the 70-72 level from here which would be a 10-12% drop …on its way down to 56. I don’t usually disagree with Jim on many topics but I do on this one because if Russia were to attract Saudi Arabia to their anti-dollar policy, country after country would then follow (or are already lined up). It would be like flipping a light switch and the dollar’s lights would just go out. Maybe we move to the 56 level but I cannot see it holding for long without a re set or going to an internal/external dollar which is another subject altogether.
Before finishing, I’d like to mention one other aspect that you should expect. When this happens, “dollars” which are now largely held overseas will come back home to …buy “stuff” (dumped) in a frenzied and panicked manner. This will be incredibly inflationary. Some of these dollars will be pointed at “our” gold. You can expect a massive amount of contracts for silver and gold standing for delivery that will not be willing to accept “dollar bribes” to accept a premium and “go away” quietly in the night; I believe that a force majeure will be the result. If I am correct about my 1+1 premise, it would be foolish for “the world” not to finish off the COMEX and LBMA.
So, “why so much politics?” Because foreign politics seems to be aimed directly at the dollar at the same time our own foreign policies (and internal) seem to simultaneously be aimed at our own currency’s Achilles heel. What is happening right now is all about the dollar and its planned demise. Let me remind you that gold is the “anti-dollar.” I believe that right now you are witnessing the reason for these many years I have screamed “gold” from the rooftops for anyone willing to listen. I believe the plan is to destroy thoroughly the dollar. Externally for sure and possibly even from within if you view our official financial and economic policies, no one could be this ignorant. Could they? If this is the case and I 100% believe it is you would then want to own as much “anti-dollar” as possible.
Great piece. Thanks for integrating politics and the dollar so clearly. I hope we (U.S.) don’t turn into a Banana Republic.
thanks Ron, I think a Banana Republic is a foregone conclusion.
I agree with all you say, What I can’t figure out is why it is all happening. Maybe I should say why and how it is happening right now?
the “right now” part is because we are at the end of the road, the Ponzi is unwinding.
I’d add to the “why now” answer that the world has been at peak oil for 8 years now and therefore cannot grow. So the ponzi scheme monetary system can only grow by inflating itself independently of the real world. That can only last so long before major currency devaluation occurs due to money (debt) growth that has no underlying value behind it. The ponzi elitists have enriched themselves over the last few years by stealing from the masses, and the historical middle class wealth that used to be generated via economic growth to offset that theft cannot be generated anymore because it can no longer grow.
Another great article. It is a pleasant suprise to see gold and silver popping today. Dave in Denver’s JNUG call is up 17% today alone. I hope this is the beginning of surge in PMs, but do wonder if the buyer of the large lot of paper gold today is only loading up to dump it later on to suppress the price.
in my opinion, this is probably the beginning of the unwinding.
Thanks for your article and your ability to express things in a simple, understandable way.
Each time I hear about Russia on the “news” it reminds me of “I’ll have more flexibility after the election”.
Wasn’t it Roosevelt that suggested that in politics nothing happens by accident? I say that it is not tin foil hat to be suspicious of the evil that men can do.
this could unwind very rapidly from here.
Great, easy-to-follow, integrated explanation of two complicated-and-related situations. Thanks, Bill!
Me, I think you not only have to look at politics to understand current economic moves, but you have to look at ETs/UFOs. Sounds nuts, I know. But, what is really nuts are the chemtrails in the skies, put up continuously and worldwide and probably by Air Force contractors. And, what is also nuts are all the short ‘blackouts’ from NASA and ISS real-time feed cameras of the sun, moon, planets, and ISS.
I think big, positive change is underway, and The Cabal is desperate to hold onto the status quo in all regards, by propping up the dollar, blocking incoming transformative energies, and hiding UFOs that are increasingly showing themselves.
very few chemtrails for the last 6 weeks.
The chemtrail activity seems to have slowed down recently here in San Diego, too.
I hope that it is because the schmucks are running out of money!
Thanks Mr. Holter. Finally someone saying things in a way we can comprehend. I feel very strongly this is planned. Like you say, they are not stupid. If we see what’s happening,then for sure they see it too. One can only wonder what tptb have up their sleeve. You know they are NOT going down with the ship!!!!
please call me Bill, the only “Mr.” Holter I’ve ever known was my Dad, a MAN among men. No, they are not stupid and like rats jumping off of a sinking ship, this is what I think we will see.
Cemtrails are one of the things that made me leave Montana and move to Panama.Guess what they are here now.Not as bad as the US,but here,and these people don’t have a clue what thay are.Bill are you telling me i can see blue sky in Montana again.These things are bad people.I saw our dug fir trees stop making pine cones which caused a lot of wildlife to die for lack of food for winter.Not a big deal to most of you,but everything starts from the ground up.Montana is no more as i knew it.nouthing lives in the forest.The main reason i left.Hope you are correct about the trails?????
the entire globe is one big food chain and “they” are fooking with it.
Another political event that has the potential to spark a world war, there is no way the American elites are going to let their dollar be laid to rest without taking down the rest of the world with it. R.I. P – Earth.
“Chemtrails” are just water vapor condensation trails
Bill today even the UK signed the deal with China to exclude the dollar in their trade. Going south fast.
even the Queen knows.
Very interesting article. When you think about it, it does seem that none of this can be “accidental.” Any moron could have predicted the Russian response to all the U.S. provocation, and the idea that our State Department didn’t see this as the likely response is laughable.
Thanks again Bill for offering the average person the insight to unthank a lifetime of misleading beliefs! I consider myself lucky to be able to learn from pieces like this. As dumb as it may be to some, Im all in on both metals. My OCD has kicked in as it always does. I heard James Grant once say “good financial decisions is having people not agreeing with you now but rather agreeing with you later.” Baby baby lets take a chance, I left my rubbers in my other pants!
owning gold and silver long term is not “taking a chance”.
De-link from things that are bad. but you can only do that when you will not get crushed. maybe thats what the russians are doing? I always wondered why “we” as Americans thought we were so much “better” than everybody else in the world. We were and are like a bunch of rich snobs that have money and no one else has it. We force other nations to devalue as we print crap money backed by nothing. Then point guns at people living in huts all over the world. Then tell all our kids how barbaric they are over in foreign countries and how civilized and great we are. It will be very cleansing for Americans to lose the world reserve currency status…..Arrogant self-Righteous is rampant and I as an American am looking forward to the establishment Americans getting crushed whe the dollar plummets…..all their stupid University funds and medical scam moneys….DEVALUED! I can’t wait. Kudoos to the russians and the chinese and anybody else fleeing the corrupt U.S. DOLLAR! The stench of arrogance in this country has been rotten all my life… and I’m beginning to see where it all came from….bribery of sell out americans for their bread via the dollar. thanks for your articles Bill. About time this begins to crumble. I just hope they don’t kill too many people protecting their power in the dollar. they could blow up the world over it said Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. Narcissists like Obama are capable of that type of behavior I’m afraid.
you are correct but “hoping for” and “can’t wait” are foolish because you and yours will be swept up with it all. It’s going to be ugly and unlike anything we can even imagine.