How can we possibly continue this pace of spending, which is the question our Military leaders should be asking? How can we maintain not only the spending on new weapons system but the retirement and health care promised to millions of these soldiers and their civilian counterparts? The real reason we are digging this hole is to maintain the status of the dollar as the World's reserve currency which allows us to print money without any checks or balances that ultimately is maintaining all debt in this country. Its becoming so desperate that any country that threatens to exit the dollar reserve faces invasion or internal destabilization. When a multitude of prognosticators proclaim that war ultimately arises as a result of debt and currency wars....THIS is what they are referencing.
The question is whether an alternative exists short of a nuclear World War that can determine the ultimate outcome. Can the current acceleration of currency swaps between many sovereign participants continue without precipitating a shooting war? It doesn't seem so, but there are some encouraging signs with many swap agreements already in place. Key to the current strategy is Syria. The petro-dollar control needs to be retained by the U.S. and taking Iran requires taking out Syria first. If Syria falls then a move towards Iran will intensify. War generates many advantages for the Developed nations and their puppeteers. It provides national unification behind the politicians, cover for more centralized control, and of course the creation of more debt and profit. Implementation of Centralized control in a collapsing economy with further abdication of your freedoms is vital to retain political control of a populace that has had its wealth destroyed. Without a major international destruction, the anger would otherwise turn inward to the system that created the economic disaster that robbed the bulk of the working class of its retirement and stability.
Watch for further attempts in the weeks ahead for signs of the dollar collapse as the reserve currency through trade and currency swaps involving China and Russia. South America and Africa are the battleground countries. It looks like Africa will be first target with their strategic resources in the bullseye for the puppet masters. China needs their natural resources as does the Western world and China is ramping up their timetable... so it will not be decided without at least a proxy war at a minimum.
As these geopolitical struggles intensify the risk for a miscalculation by the puppeteers increases. Human emotions and human mistakes cannot be perfectly controlled and as the complexities multiply global risks will make a conflagration more likely. One thing is certain, the developing World wants out of the control of the dollar and in spite of military threats will be further movement AWAY from the dollar.
Gold and silver are vital to the transition away from the dollar. Once again, let's keep it simple, own the physical. As most of you now realize the miners are paper and their trade will be more complex and susceptible to manipulation. If you cannot accept this, then get out and move to physical.......gl