By Joachim Hagopian
It’s difficult not to see war on a global scale fast approaching. All the signs are here. From the vantage point of looking at the recent past in view of the present world conditions and developments, World War III appears inevitable. US Congress last month handed Obama authorization to wage war against Russia. US-NATO forces in Europe are scrambling for war readiness. So is the Russian military. In recent months Russian and Indian military forces have been busy training in joint operations. This year Russia and China are holding joint naval exercises in both the Mediterranean and the Pacific Ocean. Each side is preparing for nuclear war.
Many factors that have been dangerously at play are rapidly converging now in 2015. The global debtor economy is absolutely unsustainable. Despite all the lies from our government and mainstream media, most of us are recognizing that the existing money paradigm based on infinite growth clashes with the bottom line reality of earth’s dwindling finite resources. The strategy of the private Western banking cabal in the US operating as the Federal Reserve to simply keep printing more fiat money as IOU’s is clearly not working. You can’t make money out of thin air without a consequence at some point down the road. The oligarchs that designed this flawed, broken system of Ponzi scam theft, maintaining its predatory practice of placing people and nations in insurmountable debt, have known full well that you can’t keep borrowing from Peter to pay Paul because in the end, the bill collector will demand payment due. Long past the tipping point, we’re now reaching that moment when payment’s due.
All the propaganda lies with the bogus number crunching are a mere sleight of hand to trick the public from realizing the ultimate truth – that the day of reckoning is drawing ever closer. More than one in four working age Americans is permanently out of work or underemployed. Over half of young people under age 25 do not have jobs in the US. More than three out of four Americans say they’re living from paycheck to paycheck.
The banking industry is currently in a state of crisis as world bankers all around the globe have been mysteriously “committing suicide” in droves at an unprecedented rate – 36 last year alone. Some are known execution-style murders. Prominent banksters handling the finances and gold belonging to the world’s wealthy elite and national governments are disappearing fast.
Recently increasing debates over how much gold the Swiss National Bank should hold in its repository have sprung up. Central banks in such allied nations as the Netherlands and Germany have made motions to collect on its due from the US Federal Reserve in anticipation of Greece going completely belly up and dragging down the European Union economy. No one really knows how much gold the Federal Reserve even holds as no audit’s been conducted in over half a century. But then as former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan once arrogantly quipped, the Fed’s not accountable to anyone [except their oligarch masters.]
While bankruptcy is in the air throughout the West, clearly a global shift in the balance of economic power is in full sway according to the consensus of global economic experts. After all, these shifts have been cyclical throughout history. In addition to US European allies repatriating their gold from the US, nations from the East like Russia, China and India are busily hoarding enormous gold stockpiles as a bracing strategy in anticipation of the economic collapse of the United States and Europe. Russia and China are actively leading the way as the pied pipers trading in gold and their own currencies rather than the US petrodollar and US dollar as the thoroughly doomed standard international currency.
US-NATO aggression wreaking havoc around the world has set up this impending downfall, pushing nations like Brazil, India, and South Africa to join Russia and China in the economic BRICS alliance as other smaller nations will soon be rushing to jump the sinking US Empire ship. Numerous smaller nations that through IMF and World Bank extortion have been exploited and plundered by US Empire will be turning against their longtime world bully. Even US global chessboard allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey are covertly seeking to make trade agreements off the US dollar with other nations. Unfortunately the American people stand to most suffer, but by oligarch design its treasonous government has directly caused this current dire circumstances. The US is forced to now reckon with its brutal past as its karmic lesson unfolds – what goes around comes around.
Because of the recently failing economies worldwide, the global demand for oil consumption has forced the price of oil to drop to near $45 per barrel. The US also convinced Saudi Arabia to flood the oil supply as a strategy against Russia. Though the earth’s oil supply actually peaked in 2005, the most refined oil produced out of the ground by the Saudis and OPEC nations is nearing depletion. With America’s disastrous fracking at all cost for crude oil, the US has just surged ahead as the world’s largest oil producer. But now that the price of oil has drastically fallen, many of the recently booming US energy companies have been caught off guard with the spiraling price, soon making it unsustainable for them to continue meeting their high operating costs for its cruder shale. The exorbitant cost of the crudest oil extracted from Canada’s tar sands will even fare worse. The energy corporations up till recently flourishing in both North Dakota and northern Alberta will soon go bust even when oil prices begin to once again rise. The same reason they fell in recent months, national economies floundering and creating oil demand destruction will only be replicated in the near future, in effect sealing the doomed fate of the US and European economies.
Meanwhile, Russia as a huge oil and gas producer while also presently strained by lowered oil prices will continue to suffer. But unlike North America, its reserves largely consolidated to its two vast giants Gazprom (#2 oil and gas producer in the world) and Rosneft (#15), the world’s largest publicly traded petroleum company, stand a far better chance of surviving the current storm in the long run. The primary reason is Russia has been busily making deals with oil and natural gas pipelines to China – a massive $400 billion deal over the coming years. Putin is in a position to trade Russian natural gas and oil for other nation’s needed goods and services, completely bypassing US petrodollars. In response to the West’s latest re-installment of the next cold war, Putin has sought to secure and strengthen its alliance with China. The US’s fatal foreign policy renewing hostilities with rival Russia is producing grave consequences for both Europe and North America. Russia’s has been supplying 34% of the European Union’s natural gas supply, and 70% of Ukraine and Germany’s. With the ongoing friction over crisis in Ukraine, Russia exporting its natural gas to Europe is no longer deemed a Putin priority, much to Europe’s chagrin.
The pipeline running through Ukraine that largely supplied Western Europe has been turned off in the aftermath of the US led aggressive coup a year ago in Kiev and the West’s continued propaganda lies and false flags demonizing Putin in its desperate attempts to bait Russia into war in Ukraine. As punishment for Ukraine allegedly siphoning off gas from the pipeline running through its country to Europe, Gazprom has cut its supply off to Ukraine and six southern European countries, decreasing its supply to the continent by 60%. Putin has recently decided to forgo the planned South Stream pipeline through Bulgaria to Europe and made a deal with US ally Turkey to run the pipeline through that nation all the way to Greece.
In an exclusive Global Research radio interview this week, according to Russian emigrated engineer, respected author and geopolitical analyst Dimitry Orlov, Russia stands to outlast the eminent global economy collapse with longer growing seasons for self-sufficient food supplies over a larger area due to global thermal warming. Having already survived their own economic collapse in 1991, Orlov sees Russia fairly well prepared for the upcoming economic downturn. In contrast, he believes North America and Europe will soon be undergoing much more upheaval and destruction than that of the Soviet Empire’s dissolution.
Reagan gloating over how the “evil Soviet Empire” with its Communist ideology was soundly defeated in the cold war by the triumphant United States through its Western “free market” capitalism has now come home to bite America squarely in the ass. Seems a telling reminder that “he who laughs last, laughs the longest.”
Considered an expert on the Soviet collapse, Orlov cites a number of commonalities and distinctions between the Soviet downfall and North America’s now impending collapse. Both the Soviet and the US Empires made the identical mistake of allowing runaway military spending to overextend its brute Empire forces in costly humiliating defeats vis-à-vis the already noted Afghan graveyard of empires as well for the US Iraq, Libya and Syria by proxy. Fact – despite spending more dollars than the next eight nations combined on its most powerful military on the planet, the United States of America has not won a single war in 70 years. The US “might makes right” bullying belligerence around the globe has clearly boomeranged on the Empire. The feds’ decision to prioritize its military power at the expense of its own national economy and its large, once vibrant middle class as well as its much needed investment in infrastructure will go down in history as the primary reason for the US downfall. Outsourcing its own manufacturing base to cheap labor abroad is another fatal flaw in US priorities. In the end, it was corporate profit and greed over its own people’s well-being that is about to bring down the sole global superpower.
Another shared reality that present day America has in common with the fallen Soviet Union is that each government is/was oppressively totalitarian in nature run by ironfisted, morally decaying elitists possessing corrupted ideologies that colossally failed and never really worked. Bottom line – the privileged ruling class of the Soviet oligarchy and the US oligarchy in their self-serving need for military empire expansion failed to adequately take care of its own people. This has especially been true of the middle class and the poor in the US and this unfortunately will only become more self-evident as US Empire continues to crumble. Though the trend toward impoverishment has been growing progressively more austere worldwide, when the US collapse hits bottom, the dependent welfare state created in America will abandon its poor, cutting off millions from all forms of assistance.
Still another commonality between the Soviet fall and America’s is both empires remained totally dependent and addicted to affordable oil. As of late the anemic US economy has played a major contributing factor to the current global oil demand destruction that has driven the plummeting oil prices.
Finally Orlov notes that the post-Soviet recovery, though difficult and rocky, proved not nearly as tumultuous as what awaits America’s collapse. The cost of living here in the US, the deep debt Americans are trapped in, the comparative high medical and educational costs and the near total lack of self-resourceful food supply that’s dependent so much on oil will cause US citizens especially in urban areas to suffer the most severe hardships the likes of which few Americans have ever known. The Soviet Union’s government continued even after its collapse to provide free medical and educational services to its people and the cost of living was far lower than in the US. Plus its citizens were not nearly as dependent on large corporate conglomerates in absolute control over virtually all food production, distribution, processing, packaging and supply as North Americans. Lastly, the present droughts that have plagued the agricultural heartland of the Midwest as well as California where the most produce in America is grown have dealt a crushing blow to US food production and will likely only continue.
By design the US Empire has possessed the King Midas touch in reverse, destabilizing and impoverishing every nation it has intervened in through war, invasion and occupation, producing failed states throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Despite its devastation of the second largest oil-producing nation on earth in Iraq, murdering a million and a half of its people, and this comes after the damage the US inflicted from the first Gulf War, the Iraq government is still less in control of its territory than when US troops were withdrawn over three years ago. With the US created Islamic State in control of most of the country now, the US Empire’s ongoing imperialistic blood-for-oil endgame has backfired, only generating limited oil extraction from its dozen years of sheer destruction.
The US-NATO bombed the current failed state of Libya into oblivion, unleashing its al Qaeda proxy mercenaries on the ground to remove Gaddafi from power because he had the bold audacity to switch to his own currency, defiantly eliminating dependence on the US petrodollar as its trade currency. The US has subsequently left Libya a failed state mired in perpetual civil war with various corrupt militant factions vying for control.
The US puppet government of Yemen is currently on the verge of collapse as another ruthless, anti-West, militant al Qaeda faction is ready to seize power. With two coups in Egypt it still is struggling politically and economically under a highly oppressive military general in power. After four years the extreme costs and efforts of trying to oust Bashir al Assad from power in Syria has also failed, creating a quagmire of untold human suffering in that ravaged, war torn nation.
And now where the US has fought its longest war in American history in Afghanistan, with just an advisory contingent of about 10,000 US-NATO military forces still stationed in the country, without coalition air support, the Taliban enemy is again surging to once again retake control of the Kabul government and similar to Iraq, defeat looms on the horizon despite 14 long years of failed US intervention. Similar to the Soviet Union just prior to its epic fall near a quarter century ago, the US never learned from history, disastrously invading and occupying the nation known as the graveyard of empires. The over six trillion dollars of taxpayer money and still rising that’s been totally wasted in the destruction of Iraq and Afghanistan has only weakened and decimated America’s middle class tax base. And just like the Soviet Empire, defeat in Afghanistan signifies an identical precursor leading to the collapse of the US Empire.
The Western oligarchs know they are on the losing end of this impending collapse as the oligarchs from the East in Russia and China in a strengthening alliance have been coalescing its financial reserves into a growing formidable US adversary. Of course what always happens in the face of stagnant and collapsing economies is the notion that more war can pulls us out of economic lethargy when in fact war is always bad for the economy. The global transnational corporations President Eisenhower astutely referred to as the “military industrial complex” that are the greedy war profiteers always make a killing from war, and due to their neocon 9/11 gift inventing and waging its forever war of terror around the globe, the enormously gluttonous private defense contractors like Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrup and GE have never had it so good. The banking cabal and arms manufacturers owned and controlled by the same murdering oligarchs for centuries have loved war, of course always at humanity’s bloody expense.
Look at all the hotspots that have been recently heating up, now ready to boil over into a staged global conflict with the US-NATO-Israel forces of the West ready to go to war with the East’s Russia-China-Iran. After using NGO’s through the US State Department along with snipers and neo-Nazis to fuel the overthrow, the US created the coup that deposed another sovereign nation’s democratically elected leader last February. The feds in Washington poured $5 billion planting its neo-Nazi puppets into power in Kiev. The US-NATO are sending large shipments of arms into the country to incite and wage civil war with the ethnic Russians of eastern Ukraine, engaging in ethnic cleansing in both Donetsk and Lugansk. The West has created relentless false flag propaganda to no avail with the Malaysian MH17 airliner that the Kiev government shot down killing nearly 300 passengers, then of course blaming Putin and the eastern Ukrainian Russians. Obama still refuses to even release evidence showing it was all just another Western false flag not unlike the recently staged one in France. For a year the US aggression in Ukraine has been prodding and baiting Putin’s Russia to react with all-out war. Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine are fighting off and defending their turf from the young, inexperienced, poorly trained Ukrainian soldiers used by Kiev as eastern warfront cannon fodder. Once again the US has been repeatedly frustrated over its malicious, failed strategies in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, conflict is rising in the Asian Pacific with Obama’s so called “pivot to Asia” stoking the fire between its nervous allies Japan and South Korea and its nuclear adversaries North Korea and China. Even the former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is now admitting he fears the US is dragging Australia into an inevitable war fighting China in Asia.
Every region on earth is likely to be hopelessly embroiled in global war, even unpopulated regions like the Arctic Circle. With the polar ice caps estimated to be completely melted by next year, the power drilling oil grab and military posturing has the US-NATO forces preparing for an Arctic showdown with Russia legitimately claiming most of the Arctic Circle waters as its own. In the meantime, with no more solid ice to trap and prevent the deadly methane gas from leaking into earth’s atmosphere, untold disaster awaits us from that catastrophe-in-the-making as well.
Meanwhile, it’s full eugenics speed ahead with Bill Gates, Monsanto and Big Pharma’s toxic vaccines and killer drugs. With last year’s US staged Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa still spreading, and fresh new US government patents procured on the most deadly killer virus classified as bio-warfare ever, at any time it’s likely to become unleashed globally “accidentally on purpose” as one more lethal weapon in the eugenics arsenal. And with it transmittable as an airborne bioterror WMD killing 70% of infected human victims, it could make fast order of reducing the global population down much quicker than the US made AIDS virus. Where war and impoverishment don’t cull the human herd soon enough, the flesh eating virus will.
Also spiking at never before seen levels worldwide are fluoride, mercury, and the heavy metal chemtrail cocktail accompanied by unchecked, continuous Fukushima radiation spewing forth for nearly four years now, all are soft kill poisoning the entire food chain causing increasing toxicity to lethal levels for human populations to perish particularly in northern latitudes. Across-the-boards the world stage has been set to purge the earth of billions of its current inhabitants.
A growing army of scientists are pointing to the 200 animal and plant species dying off each day as the pre-marker for the approaching sixth mass extinction of life on planet earth, and the very first caused by a handful of destructively defective, psychopathic humans reigning absolute power and terror over the earth’s dominion.
The 2017 planned microchip implants (as broadcast by NBC) issued by the one world government as the New World Order trademark and the global war against humanity all brought to you by demonically possessed oligarchs is coming soon to a borderless country and an un-gated community near you. The breakdown in national economies will be driving inflation sky high where basic food stuffs becomes unaffordable after grocery shelves get emptied overnight. Panic, looting and violence in the streets will immediately follow, bringing on martial law to quell all the civil unrest the feds have been militarizing and prepping its police force for years to wage the second American civil war against its own people. As of late they’ve been merely warming up with murdering US citizens at will, especially of color. As soon as Obama declares martial law, we know the FEMA roundups will be next and all those waiting empty privatized prisons won’t be waiting to be filled any longer.
By then the longtime oligarch eugenics plan will be fully operational. Human genocide reducing the global population by 90% will firmly be in their grasp. As frightening and alarming as all this sounds, the doomsday scenario can no longer be ignored. The mounting daily evidence shows that this is not just some farfetched conspiracy nutcase ranting on a local street corner that the sky is falling. Global Research and other independent news sources have been doing their best to inform and alert our fellow earthlings about what’s been transpiring so that we citizens of the world can at least band together locally to literally roll with the punches that will soon be coming our way. Every day overwhelming warning signs are blasting red alert signals, ushering in an unprecedented apocalyptic era that’s now dawning in our human history.
The only rational conclusion is that the oligarchs have the human race in free fall heading toward mass extinction. No doubt the elite has its emergency survival contingency plans well in place to keep it safe and healthy while the rest of us are left to suffer and perish. But their diabolical grand plan risks overkill destruction on the earth’s surface especially from nuclear annihilation where even a small docile class of dumbed down slaves may not be left standing above ground to serve them. So unless they’ve secretly built hidden black ops underground cities or science (non)fiction colonies somewhere in outer space to migrate to in the final hour, their grand plan may just backfire on them, turning the entire earth into one huge crime scene where a mass scale homicide-suicide of the entire human species has destroyed all life on the planet.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing.