Intelligence Insider Warns Of Imminent War: ‘Likely In The Next 12 Weeks… The Director Of The CIA Told Me’

Having worked closely with U. S. intelligence agencies over the last two decades, James Rickards was once asked to simulate asymmetric economic attacks on the U. S. financial system. He is an expert at escalation scenarios and end games, and in a recent article at The Daily Reckoning he warns that the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula will soon come to a head.
According to Rickards, author of The Road To Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, while the world concerns itself with stock bubbles, bitcoin and debt, the most imminent threat we face is military confrontation with North Korea.
And while the rogue state has been an ongoing threat for many years, the first half of 2018 will likely see the trigger that sets the whole powder keg off:
The most important financial or geopolitical issue in the world today is a coming war between the U. S. and North Korea, probably in the next twelve weeks.

This post was published at shtfplan on December 26th, 2017.

Shocking Admission From Global Head Of Strategy: “Our Clients Have Given Up On Valuation As A Metric”

For all the recent concerns about an “imminent” nuclear war with North Korea (not happening, according to the head of the CIA), which prompted a stunned reaction from Morgan Stanley which earlier today observed the “70% rise in the VIX index over three days, 2% drop in global equities, and more than a few holidays disrupted”, leading it to conclude “Well, That Escalated Quickly“, the market continues to ignore the real risk: the upcoming central bank balance sheet taper which will have a dire and drastic impact on markets according to Citi’s global head of credit product strategy, Matt King:
Markets seem optimistic that central bank plans to modestly reduce their support for markets in coming months can be achieved without disruption. We are not convinced.
Borrowing an analogy from developmental psychology, King compares the relationship between the Fed and the market to that between a (failed) parent and a child obsessed with their cell phone.
When other people’s children behave badly, the temptation is to presume it’s something to do with the parents. But then one day, even if you managed to avoid the terrible twos, your very own adolescent comes downstairs to breakfast with a look that could curdle the milk in its carton, fails even to grunt a response to your cheery good morning, and makes straight for their mobile phone. It shortly becomes clear that the mere fact of your breathing is something they find deeply offensive. Nothing in their previous twelve-or-so years of almost uninterrupted sweetness gave any hint of this. Where on earth did you go wrong?

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 13, 2017.

‘Russiagate’ Is Failing And Its Supporters Are Getting Concerned

‘Russiagate’ is failing and its supporters are getting worried
Three weeks ago I wrote a piece for The Duran in which I suggested that the corner appeared to have been turned in the fake ‘Russiagate’ scandal.
What was a tentative conclusion then can now be firmed up.
Though the leaders of the US security services have denied the President’s allegation that they wire-tapped him – though they were careful not to deny that they mounted surveillance on him and his associates – the President’s claim that they did, in effect smoked them out.
Thus former DNI James Clapper admitted that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians up to the point of his retirement on 20th January 2017, and former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell more recently has publicly trashed the whole story of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 31, 2017.

In the Next Few Hours, the Deep State Will Launch Its Revenge on Trump

The Deep State is set to prick the largest bubble in human history today…
The Deep State is the permanently entrenched ‘national security’ bureaucracy – the top tier of the military, the CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. It also includes the Federal Reserve, the quintessential Establishment institution.
They all hate President Trump. They did everything possible to stop him from taking office. None of it worked. They fired all of their bullets, but he still wouldn’t go down.
Of course, the Deep State could still try to assassinate Trump. It’s obvious the possibility has crossed his mind. He’s taken the unusual step of supplementing his Secret Service protection with loyal private security.
But for now, anyway, the Deep State’s next move is to pin the coming stock market collapse on Trump. He’s the perfect fall guy.

This post was published at International Man

MARCH 7/GLD LOSES 3.81 TONNES OF GOLD AS A WITHDRAWAL /NOTHING LEAVES THE SLV/ANOTHER RAID ON BOTH GOLD AND SILVER AS BOTH COMEX GOLD AND COMEX SILVER OI’S REMAIN HIGH/USA TRADE DEFICIT SKYROCKET…

Gold at (1:30 am est) $1216.50 down $9.00
silver was : $17.52: down 18 CENTS
Access market prices:
Gold: $1216.00
Silver: $17.50
For comex gold:
MARCH/
NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR MARCH CONTRACT MONTH: 1 NOTICE(S) FOR 100 OZ. TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 46 FOR 4600 OZ (0.1430 TONNES)
For silver:
For silver: MARCH
11 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR 65,000 OZ/
Total number of notices filed so far this month: 1774 for 8,870,000
Let us have a look at the data for today

This post was published at Harvey Organ Blog on March 7, 2017.

The Deep State’s Gold Scam And The Demonization Of Russia

To me, what’s really going on needs to be explained to people or they are going to completely give up on the hope of finding / preserving a way to protect their financial freedom … in other words, getting out of the corrupt monetary system and into metals, while they still can.
This price pummeling [of gold and silver this week] is absolutely state-of-the-art Psy-Op…managed by the Fed and Bank State, using the most sophisticated techniques developed over decades by the CIA and related agencies. – Stewart Dougherty in an email exchange about his latest article
Must-read Guest Post from Stewart Dougherty
As the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, and particularly its war component are floated, it has become clear that without continued, massive military spending, paid for with mass-produced electrons masquerading as money, U. S. GDP would collapse, taking the country’s financial and monetary systems with it. The nation, whose real economy has been hollowed out, for profit, by the Deep State plunderers, has become significantly reliant upon deliberately contrived wars and military tensions for its economic survival.
With systemic monetary risk now at an unprecedented level, intensified by a new, partisan, ‘politics of defeat,’ scorched earth agenda being implemented by those displeased with the results of the 2016 election, there has never been a more dangerous time for people to denominate their wealth in unbacked, baseless, debt-drugged dollars.

This post was published at Investment Research Dynamics on March 3, 2017.

Is the CIA Responsible for Creating the EU?

The new conspiracy theory running around claims that the European Union was a CIA project. This serious misconception misses the entire point. It is very true that the idea of the EU was supported by the United States since World War II. However, the U. S. supported the idea of the EU as a trade union that could support NATO during the Cold War. However, the idea of federalizing Europe came, not from the United States, but from France. It was de Gaulle who blocked Britain from joining the EU because he wanted France to dominate Europe. It was de Gaulle who broke Bretton Woods by buying up dollars and redeeming them for gold to make France the economic power of Europe. Britain was only allowed to join the EU upon de Gaulle’s death.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jan 31, 2017.

Constitutional Crisis Lurks Behind Trump’s Obsession With His Public Mandate

On Monday, Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, wrote an opinion piece for Bloomberg News that offered several thought-provoking reasons that Trump and his staff are willing to tell bald-faced lies that are easily debunked. The column came after a weekend where Trump and his staff appeared neurotically obsessed to convince big media that Trump is the most popular president in history, notwithstanding the hundreds of thousands of protesters against his presidency that filled Washington D. C. and other major cities around the country on Saturday.
Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer stated on Saturday that ‘This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration – period – both in person and around the globe.’ Spicer went on to assail the media’s ‘attempts to lessen the enthusiasm for the inauguration’ as ‘shameful and wrong.’ The Washington Post easily debunked the claims with facts and photos.
In Trump’s CIA speech Saturday, he obsessed further about his inauguration crowds, stating: ‘We had a massive field of people. You saw that. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field. I’m like, wait a minute. I made a speech. I looked out, the field was, it looked like a million, million and a half people. They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there.’

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade on January 26, 2017.

Gold’s Gains 15% In Inauguration Years Since 1974

– Gold’s average gains in inauguration years of 15% since 1974
– First year of new President frequently a time of increased uncertainties and risks
– Gold rose 30% in the 12 months after Obama inauguration
– Massive political uncertainty – President’s conflict with the CIA
– ‘Strong dollar policy’ to end as U. S. has $120 trillion plus debt
– Trump inherits Bush and Obama’s humongous debt
Gold performs well in inauguration years (see table) and has seen average gains of 15% in inaugural years since the 1970s.
Given the degree of uncertainty, divisiveness and conflict that Trump’s election has already created – both in America and internationally, it seems almost certain that the many risks as President Trump takes power will lead to higher gold prices.

This post was published at Gold Core on January 20, 2017.

Diversifying Income & Thriving in Collapse — Stephen W. Penny

The following video was published by SGTreport.com on Jan 19, 2017
Stephen W. Penny from FTMdaily.com joins me to discuss Trump, the absurd snowflakes on the Left who continue to cling to CIA fake news lies, precious metals – and diversifying income streams in an increasingly challenging economic environment. Stephen will be holding free webinars January 20-22 to discuss one such opportunity.

China And Other Countries Are Dumping U.S. Reserves At An Accelerated Pace – Episode 1182a

The following video was published by X22Report on Jan 19, 2017
As of right now the BREXIT is moving forward. US economic expectation soar to 15 year high as the current economic declines. Initial jobless claims crash to 44 year lows but the continuous claims rise. Home starts beat expectations, but we need to remember these normally fall through. US Government caught manipulating student loan data, it is much worse than we thought. Yellen just declared war on Trump. China and other nations are dumping US reserves at an accelerated pace. CIA documents reveal that have manipulated the market and gold, which means they are still doing it today because it is kept a secret.

German Journalist Who Blew Whistle on CIA Media Control Drops Dead at 56

Udo Ulfkotte, a German journalist and former editor of Germany’s prestigious newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung who spoke out in recent years about the control of his profession by the CIA and U.S. government, has died of a heart attack. He was 56.
In November 2014 he said the following in an interview with Oriental Review:
I didn’t get money – I got gifts. Things like gold watches, diving equipment, and trips with accommodations in five-star hotels. I know many German journalists who at some point were able to take advantage of this to buy themselves a vacation home abroad. But much more important than the money and gifts is the fact that you’re offered support if you write pieces that are pro-American or pro-NATO. If you don’t do it, your career won’t go anywhere – you’ll find yourself assigned to sit in the office and sort through letters to the editor.
When you fly to the U.S. again and again and never have to pay for anything there, and you’re invited to interview American politicians, you’re moving closer and closer to the circles of power. And you want to remain within this circle of the elite, so you write to please them. Everyone wants to be a celebrity journalist who gets exclusive access to famous politicians. But one wrong sentence and your career as a celebrity journalist is over. Everyone knows it. And everyone’s in on it.

This post was published at Russia Insider

This Is What Venezuela’s New, Vertical, Banknotes, Now With Added Zeros Look Like

We’ve all been eagerly waiting to see them: Venezuela’s crisp, brand new yet soon to be hyperinflated with many more zeros banknotes, and finally, after various failed attempts to deliver the new bills to Caracas (which according to Maduro were at least partially aborted due to pesky CIA meddling) they have arrived. And they are vertical.
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Eager to get their hands on the new currency, AP writes that Venezuelans stood in long ATM lines Monday to take out new, larger-denominated bills “that President Nicolas Maduro hopes will help stabilize the crisis-wracked economy.” Of course, they will do no such thing as the pieces of paper in circulation have absolutely no bearing on the underlying economy, or its hyperinflation, but it will take at least several more shipments of new banknotes before the Maduro figures this out.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jan 16, 2017.

Is Goldman Sachs Taking Control of the Trump Presidency?

Is Goldman Sachs Taking Control of the Trump Presidency?
Pam and Russ Martens have compiled an amazing roster of present and former Goldman Sachs executives ensconced in the Trump transition team and announced as Trump appointees. This is discouraging.
On the other hand, the Senate is unlikely to refuse confirmation to Goldman Sachs personnel.
Many people have worked for Goldman Sachs, including Nomi Prins, and Pam Martens worked on Wall Street. Both are effective critics of the big banks.
Some of Trump’s most important appointments – State, Defense, and National Security
Advisor – are supportive of his intentions to restore normal relations with Russia, reorganize the CIA, and get the US out of pointless wars. If he can achieve these things or even one of them, it is a victory regardless if he fails to take on the banks.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on January 9, 2017.

CIA’s Venture Capital Arm Is Funding Skin Care Products That Collect DNA

SKINCENTIAL SCIENCES, a company with an innovative line of cosmetic products marketed as a way to erase blemishes and soften skin, has caught the attention of beauty bloggers on YouTube, Oprah’s lifestyle magazine, and celebrity skin care professionals. Documents obtained by The Intercept reveal that the firm has also attracted interest and funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The previously undisclosed relationship with the CIA might come as some surprise to a visitor to the website of Clearista, the main product line of Skincential Sciences, which boasts of a ‘formula so you can feel confident and beautiful in your skin’s most natural state.’
Though the public-facing side of the company touts a range of skin care products, Skincential Sciences developed a patented technology that removes a thin outer layer of the skin, revealing unique biomarkers that can be used for a variety of diagnostic tests, including DNA collection.
Skincential Science’s noninvasive procedure, described on the Clearista website as ‘painless,’ is said to require only water, a special detergent, and a few brushes against the skin, making it a convenient option for restoring the glow of a youthful complexion – and a novel technique for gathering information about a person’s biochemistry.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on December 31, 2016.

Bitcoin Surpasses The Fiat Currency Totals In 124 Countries

With bitcoin attaining new highs and a market capitalization of over $14 billion it is interesting to consider how it compares to all the government, central bank backed fiat currencies in the world.
The worldwide terror network, the CIA, of course monitors money very closely and has a comprehensive list of each currency’s total money stock available.
With bitcoin currently having a total money supply worth more than $14 billion US it now has a larger value than the money of 124 countries.
Countries including Malta, Estonia, Croatia, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic and over a hundred more.

This post was published at Dollar Vigilante on December 24, 2016.

TRUMP FIRED THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA | Mike Rivero

The following video was published by FinanceAndLiberty.com on Dec 22, 2016
Mike Rivero from What Really Happened joins Silver Doctors to discuss what a Trump presidency will bring. Rivero says Trump by himself will not be able to bring change without the help of the American people. With Trump at the helm, the rigged election system can finally be fixed. With Trump at the helm, the alternative media can replace the mainstream propaganda.
The electoral college officially voted Trump to be the 45th president of the United States. Trump received over 300 electoral votes Monday. But there’s still nearly a month till inauguration. Stay tuned to hear how the CIA and others are trying to still stop Trump from becoming president…

MAINSTREAM MEDIA, YOU’RE FIRED | Mike Rivero

The following video was published by SilverDoctors on Dec 20, 2016
Mike Rivero from What Really Happened joins Silver Doctors to discuss what a Trump presidency will bring. Rivero says Trump by himself will not be able to bring change without the help of the American people. With Trump at the helm, the rigged election system can finally be fixed. With Trump at the helm, the alternative media can replace the mainstream propaganda..
The electoral college officially voted Trump to be the 45th president of the United States. Trump received over 300 electoral votes Monday. But there’s still 31 days till inauguration. Stay tuned to hear how the CIA and others are trying to still stop Trump from becoming president…

The Conspiracy to Shut Down Truth, Donald Trump, and The American People

There is circumstantial evidence that the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the rest of the presstitute media are part of a conspiracy with the oligarchs, the military/security complex, the Hillary Democrats, and neoconized Republicans to shut down the dissident Internet alternative media and to deny Donald Trump the presidency.
Consider the brand new website PropOrNot and its fake news list of 200 Internet Russian agents. PropOrNot is a website hidden behind multiple screens as would be an offshore tax avoidance scheme. In other words, no known, responsible entity is behind the site, which has libeled 200 other websites, or if it is, it is too ashamed of what it is doing to be associated with it publicly.
Consider the expertise and money required to shield the identity of an organization, whether tax avoidance or website. This is not something that just anyone can do. This type of Klingon cloaking requires real money or the CIA.
As long as it pretends to be a newspaper, the Washington Post is subject to journalistic ethics. But the PropOrNot story by Craig Timberg violated journalistic ethics. Unsupported accusations were leveled against 200 websites, a McCarthyism record.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on December 13, 2016.

Nate Silver “Calculates” Hillary Would Win If Not For Comey, Russia As Democrats Come Swinging

In the immediate aftermath of last night’s WaPo article revealing a “secret” CIA assessment according to which Russia (without a shred of evidence) helped Trump win the election, we explained – in five points – how this was nothing short of a “soft coup” attempt by leaders of the US Intel community and Obama administration to influence the Electoral College vote. To wit:
Announce “consensus” (not unanimous) “conclusion” based in circumstantial evidence now, before the Electoral College vote, then write a report with actual details due by Jan 20. Put a proven liar in charge of writing the report on Russian hacking. Fail to mention that not one of the leaked DNC or Podesta emails has been shown to be inauthentic. So the supposed Russian hacking simply revealed truth about Hillary, DNC, and MSM collusion and corruption. Fail to mention that if hacking was done by or for US government to stop Hillary, blaming the Russians would be the most likely disinformation used by US agencies. Expect every pro-Hillary lapdog journalist – which is virtually all of them – in America will hyperventilate about this latest fact-free, anti-Trump political stunt for the next nine days. Shortly thereafter, the prominent beacon of liberal thought, Paul Krugman, confirmed that this agenda was quickly taking shape when he tweeted that “we’ll have a president who lost the pop vote by 2.1%, got in thanks to FBI and Putin. And supporters will demand respect. Um, no.”
He continued: “Also note CIA held findings until after election; FBI splashed its story — which turned out to be LITERALLY nothing — 10 days before”, and concluded furiously that “The big problem, for me at least, it how to keep the rage on a simmer, rather than boiling over. The path to justice will be long 9:24 AM – 10 Dec 2016.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 10, 2016.