I was hoping to write about something else today, but Jasper left a comment last night that reminded me of a key piece in this game: Deutsche Bank. And, that led me to think about the price of oil, the Petrodollar and Russia’s trump card:
I know that this sounds silly, but bear with me for a bit. This is deadly serious.
Do you know who supplies 30% of Europe’s natural gas?
Do you know where 50% of that Russian natural gas travels through?
Do you see a problem here?
But, let’s pull back a bit and look at the bigger picture.
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Watch the Other Hand
Putin is nobody’s fool, so he knows that he’s being maneuvered. He knows who the players are and what pieces are being played. Putin knows that his opponent is also nobody’s fool and is expecting him to play his pieces very carefully – just the way that he is playing them right now.
Did you notice that no one has fired a shot?
And, if the Elites had wanted a ‘hot war’ in Ukraine, they would have made sure that there were gun battles in the Crimea, but there haven’t been any – at least that we know of.
Did you notice how disciplined the Russian troops are?
Those guys are Spetsnaz – highly dependable and extremely capable. They follow orders, and it should be clear to everyone that the orders are: no gun battles.
And, having committed just 6,000 special forces troops, Putin is tip-toeing into this conflict.
So, what’s his next move?
Turning Off Ukraine’s Natural Gas
Putin has the luxury of ‘tip-toeing into this conflict’ because he has a trump card that will win this game before it even gets started: natural gas.
Thirty percent of Europe’s natural gas is supplied by Russia, and half of that gas goes through Ukraine. When Russia turns off the natural gas supply that runs through Ukraine, the Ukrainian revolution falls apart, and we go back to where we were a few months ago… or, do we?
That’s what it looks like on the surface, and that’s how the US and Europe want to see this played – which means that…
…this was the intention of the Elites, all along.
Now, THAT is a very, very interesting thought.
Could it be that everything that we’ve seen happen in Ukraine has been for the purpose of convincing Russia to turn off’ the natural gas running through Ukraine?
Let’s take a look at what would happen if the Ukrainian pipeline was shut off.
Turning off 15% of Europe’s natural gas supplies would not be as devastating as when Russia did this in January of 2009. In 2009, 45% of Europe’s natural gas came from Russia, and all of it went through Ukraine. Now, we’re down to less than 30% of Europe’s natural gas coming from Russia, and only half of it traveling through Ukraine. And, right now, it’s March and not January – meaning that demand for natural gas is going to be less.
So, what’s the problem?
The problem is that a reduction in the supply of natural gas will cause the price of natural gas to go up. But, something else will go up too:
When the price of oil goes up, economies decline. In fact, sub prime mortgages started to fail in ’05 and ’06 because the price of gasoline went up – forcing people to choose between filling their gas tank and paying their mortgage.
Well, we have another housing bubble with more subprime mortgages, so guess what is going to happen?
More mortgage failures, more foreclosures, and more bank failures – unless there’s something else that will step in to ‘save the day’.
Up to this point, we’ve been talking about certainties. However, what comes next is less certain.
Let’s talk about Deutsche Bank. It has been teetering on the brink of failure for years, and I’m wondering if this isn’t a setup to bring down that bank in a way that allows the mainstream media to blame the Russians.
Please know that the banking system IS going to fail. There is no way that the banks can avoid this. And, the weakest link in that system is currently Deutsche Bank, and when it goes… the rest of the Too-Big-Too-Fail banks go with it. The big question is whether THIS is the big moment.
Pushing up the price of oil also increases support for the US dollar. An increased oil price sucks up extra dollars floating around the world because everyone will need to use the dollars that they have to buy the oil that they need. And, if they run out of dollars, they have to sell stuff to Americans to get more. And, Americans like to buy their ‘stuff’ as cheaply as possible. But, if this happens, it doesn’t mean that the Elites haven’t changed their plan.
The Elites are still going to kill the dollar, but they might want to keep it strong for a while longer so they can capture as much of the world’s wealth as they can.
Blunting the NatGas Co-op
Jim Willie talks about Gazprom and the natural gas cooperative that Russia has been building over the past few years. And the Elites may be trying to put a dent in it. The thing is that Saudi Arabia doesn’t like this Russian-controlled natural gas distribution network. They want it stopped, which is why they’ve been funding the civil war in Syria – because of that Russian natural gas pipeline that is supposed to go through Syria.
Killing the Dollar
When I heard both Kyle Bass and Doug Hagmann talk about the plan to kill the dollar, it set off alarm bells. I’d known that this was a possibility, but I hadn’t been certain that the banksters and their puppet government in Washington would choose this way out. And, that is STILL the only plan that they are going to run with. Everything else that we’ve talked about here is just detail on the road to this objective.
The big question is whether THIS is the moment when they pull the plug.
Back to Putin
But, let’s not forget about Vladimir Putin. Putin is going to look for a way to manage this situation for the benefit of Russia. You can bet that he’s going to look for other options.
It’s a dangerous thing to play games with someone like him, and the Elites are capable of miscalculation. And, we know that one of their miscalculations is coming:
Whatever happens over the next few weeks, just be sure to watch the other hand. What’s going on in Ukraine is NOT what they want you to believe.
Are you ready for this?
(Seriously, think about clicking that link.)
If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment. Your input is truly welcome.
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