“The history of the current Ukraine crisis didn’t begin with the Russian Duma’s authorization of Putin to use military force in Ukraine, if necessary. Kerry can easily check that out by asking his subordinate Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland whether she indeed discussed a road map for Ukraine’s color revolution on phone with the US ambassador in Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt during their famous “Fuck-the-EU” conversation two months ago.
In fact, that conversation took place on December 11 and the subsequent events in Ukraine, including the takeover by the new prime minister Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk, have been ditto according to Nuland’s road map.”
The difference is the United States sees itself as the world police and final arbiter of all international conflicts. The United States justifies any military action necessary to maintain the Petro Dollar thus protecting the US dollar as the world reserve currency. This is the reason I maintain that the next big event on the horizon is not a crash of the dollar but rather a major war between the super powers. This fourth turning like those that have went before will be bloody and many will die. The only thing left to decide is the location of the battlefield.
The War Party is disappointed that the Ukrainian crisis appears to be fizzling out. Worse is that Putin comes out looking not only strong, but reasonable while the US, hypocritical and weak. Worse yet is that they too are giggling over the “Putin vs Obama” meme.
AIPAC is furious that Putin has stolen the media show and nobody is paying attention to their annual Iran hate-fest.
China has been characteristically quiet. The only thing on which either two of the world’s super-powers agree is they don’t one any one of them to win.
I predict a stalemate characterized by the inability of any one side to gain an advantage over Iran, or the proxy war in Syria.
The Ukraine and Venezuela are side shows to the real drama, and effect little in the way of power balance. The global elite continue to reap windfall profits as the price of oil sky rockets.
The real risk continues to be the debt bubble, and when that pops, we’ll see a deflationary cycle. I don’t foresee a war between the super powers, as they are essentially self sufficient. There will continue to be regional conflicts over scarce resources.
Otherwise, it will be business as usual. When the US defaults on it’s debt would be a good time to get rid of the fed, print $16T and pay off the national debt, means test any transfer payments from the federal government, pass a balanced budget amendment, and require a super majority of congress to raise taxes.
It is possible to solve the world’s problems, with one exception. We can’t destroy the devil, only his works, even though his time will come.
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8b, ESV)
It’s only a shame there are those who refuse to believe the truth of God’s word, as simple as it is, yet, even this is foretold. Peace.
The statement below says everything I need to know. Putin and Russia have us by the balls. So does China. We aren’t a superpower anymore. We owe $17.3 trillion dollars, and the real superpowers (China and Russia) own our asses. Either one dumps treasuries all at once, and we’re finished as an economy. They are dumping them slowly already, and abandoning the dollar.
Not only that, we are the #1 buyer of Russian oil, and everything else we buy is made in China. We are being left in the dust faster than the Road Runner and Coyote. Obama has indebted this country into third-world status, it just hasn’t caught up with us yet, but it will.
Putin Advisor Threatens With Dumping US Treasurys, Abandoning Dollar If US Proceeds With Sanctions
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/04/2014 – 09:51
While the comments by Russian presidential advisor, Sergei Glazyev, came before Putin’s detente press conference early this morning, they did flash a red light of warning as to what Russian response may be should the west indeed proceed with “crippling” sanctions as Kerry is demanding. As RIA reports, his advice is that “authorities should dump US government bonds in the event of Russian companies and individuals being targeted by sanctions over events in Ukraine.” Glazyev said the United States would be the first to suffer in the event of any sanctions regime. “The Americans are threatening Russia with sanctions and pulling the EU into a trade and economic war with Russia,” Glazyev said. “Most of the sanctions against Russia will bring harm to the United States itself, because as far as trade relations with the United States go, we don’t depend on them in any way.”
Russia and China stand in agreement on Ukraine. And that is very bad news for the United States.
So much for “isolating” Russia. The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States. Not only does it mean that the U.S. is essentially powerless to do anything about the situation in Ukraine, it also means that Russia and China are starting to understand how much economic leverage that they really have. Yes, the Obama administration can threaten to slap “sanctions” on Russia or threaten to kick Russia “out of the G8″, but those actions would not actually hurt too much. On the other hand, Russia and China hold approximately 25 percent of all foreign-owned U.S. debt, and if they started massively dumping U.S. debt it could rapidly create a nightmare scenario. In addition, it is important to remember that Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas and the second largest exporter of oil in the world. And China now imports more oil than anyone else on the planet does, including the United States. If Russia and China got together and decided to kill the petrodollar, they could do it almost overnight. So when it comes to Ukraine, it is definitely not the United States that has the leverage. (Read More….) http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com
With one hand, the US is grabbing as much oil from Russia as we can get. We buy more oil from Russia than any other country. We’re helping to finance their war machine.
With the other hand, we’re trying to spank Russia, even though it has absolutely nothing to do with us. And we’re supporting the Ukraine opposition, which is tantamount to spitting in Russia’s face or worse. Fortunately for the fucking hypocrite criminals in Washington, Putin makes measured responses and is sane (unlike Kerry and McCain and Obama).
And at home, we’re spying on everyone, fascism squared. The joke’s on us, we’re the laughing stock of the world. And there’s no hypocrite like a former superpower hypocrite.