Saturday, October 12, 2013

WHY WAR? FOLLOW THE MONEY!

THE US DOLLAR AND WAR - Follow the Money

The Dollar is born!
  
Section 19 of the Act established a penalty of death for debasing the gold or silver coins authorized by the Act, or embezzlement of the metals for those coins, by officers or employees of the mint; this section of the Act apparently remains in effect and would, in theory, continue to apply in the case of "any of the gold or silver coins which shall be struck or coined at the said mint." (At present the only gold or silver coins struck by the US mint are the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle coins, some Proof coinage at the San Francisco Mint, such as the silver US State Quarters, and much of the Commemorative coinage of the United States.) All other sections of the act have been superseded, as for example the Coinage Act of 1834 changing the silver-to-gold weight ratio. Various acts have subsequently been passed affecting the amount and type of metal in U. S. coins, so that today there is no legal definition of the term "dollar" to be found in U. S. statute.[4][5][6] Current statutes regulating coinage in the United States may be found in Title 31 of the United States Code.



152 years later....  the USA is a global leader and a new world superpower.   

JULY 22ND, 1944 - Bretton Woods Agreement, the US Dollar becomes KING. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system
The chief features of the Bretton Woods system were an obligation for each country to adopt a monetary policy that maintained the exchange rate by tying its currency to the U.S. dollar and the ability of the IMF to bridge temporary imbalances of payments.




NOTE:  The agreement once again pegs the value of the U.S. Dollar to a fixed amount of gold.  The original dollar was equal to approx 1.6 GRAMS of pure gold.  This equated to roughly as $17.72 per ounce of Gold.   That price was never supposed to change because the Dollar was merely a measurement of metal.   Either 1.6 GRAMS of pure gold, or 24.1 GRAMS of pure silver.   Gold at the time of this new agreement is set at $35 per ounce.   There are 28.3495 GRAMS in 1 ounce making the "new" Bretton Woods era Dollar redefined as equal to only 0.81 GRAMS of pure Gold.  This was at just about half of what it was in the Coinage Act of 1792.    The dollar had officially been devalued by 50%. .

NOTE:  The Gold/Silver ratio was initially established at 15.0625.    With current (Oct 2013) prices of gold and silver that ratio sits at about 60.  

THE IMMEDIATE RESULT OF BRETTON WOODS:
The dollar becomes known as the "world reserve currency".  AMERICA holds gold backing our dollar with a promise to pay any nation who wishes to exchange it for $35/ 1 oz.

Our dollar becomes seen "AS GOOD AS GOLD".


With the US Dollar set as the "world currency" (all other fiat currencies were pegged to it as the standard) America gained immense monetary power.   All other currencies have a relative value as it compares to the dollar (the standard, which is backed by gold).   The USA could literally print money --- and the worldwide demand for it would sustain the value as long as too many of them didn't request the supporting gold all at once.   Based on current world-wide estimates (175,000 metric tonnes) and knowing that approx 115,000 metric tonnes have been mined since 1943, at the time of this agreement the entire world supply of gold was 60,000 metric tons, or 1,929,044,796 ounces.  At $35/oz, all of the known world gold supplies in 1943 would have had an evaluation of 67,516,567,860 1943 dollars.

Context of that number:  One might wonder how this deal was pulled off considering the US spent over 4 times that  in WWII (296B) .       
http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/costs_of_major_us_wars.htm

WWII had cost America 4 times the value of all the gold in the world at $35/oz.

Data on world gold supplies here: http://www.numbersleuth.org/worlds-gold/


DECEMBER, 27TH 1945 - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Monetary_Fund
Officially established on 27 December 1945, when the 29 participating countries at the conference of Bretton Woods signed its Articles of Agreement, the IMF was to be the keeper of the rules and the main instrument of public international management. The Fund commenced its financial operations on 1 March 1947. IMF approval was necessary for any change in exchange rates in excess of 10%. It advised countries on policies affecting the monetary system.

1960s+  - Vietnam War Spending Spree  

USA continues deeper into their spending spree.  When the US needs more money they simply print it or sell loan instruments to raise it.   Member nations become concerned about the USA's fiscal health and their ability to backup the Bretton Woods Agreement.   Loss of confidence causes member nations to begin exchanging their money for gold  (per the agreement) at the agreed upon rate of $35/ounce.   They want their gold.   Too many nations request gold and America cannot honor the agreement.  It would drain their gold supplies because the money supply had already grown beyond our ability to pay it off in gold at $35/ounce.

1971 - Nixon Reneges on the Bretton Woods Deal
The deal is no longer honored.  No more getting gold for $35 USD per ounce.  Nixon claims it is the fault of speculators.


All the various "dollar defending" measures done by Nixon in this era were collectively referred to as NIXON SHOCK.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_Shock

1972-1973 - Growing Concerns Over the Dollar
Without gold backing, Washington is concerned that global demand for the U.S. "paper" dollar will inevitably subside.   The primary justification for making the USD the world reserve currency was no longer honored.   Without the peg to Gold no nation had any reason to use, trade or save dollars.  Without this extra demand for dollars the the US Government would not be able to get away with printing more dollars without severely hurting the value of the dollar.


What will be done?

OCTOBER 1973 - YOM KIPPUR WAR  (Arab-Israeli War)


Drives the price of oil up ---

1973 OPEC OIL CRISIS

Drives the price of oil further up ---





Enriching oil producing nations with more money than they know what to do with ----

1973-1974 - SOLUTION:   The Petro Dollar System Initiated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrodollar
A petrodollar is a United States dollar earned by a country through the sale of its petroleum (oil) to another country.[1] The term was coined in 1973 by Georgetown University economics professor, Ibrahim Oweiss, who recognized the need for a term that could describe the dollar received by petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) in exchange for oil.


Saudi Arabia is the first nation to join the system.   Also apart of the deal is an agreement that the USA will protect their interests with military might, military bases, and military supplies (provide the muscle).   They sell their oil for Dollars (nothing else).  They collect the sale proceeds in dollars and spend some of those excess dollar back into investing in US T-Bills and other assets.

Instead of GOLD backing the dollar, essentially OIL now does.  The Dollar has been saved.  This again provides global demand for the dollar and gives the US Government a free pass again to print more dollars whenever needed.     There is enough demand to support it.

Americans standard of living continues to rise.


1975 - OPEC Is All In
By 1975 the rest of all other OPEC nations took the same deal.  They get the protection of the USA as long as they price their products in Dollars and also spend some of those Dollars back into US Treasuries.

There is tremendous demand for US Dollars even when the USA is printing them at a record pace.  All OPEC oil transactions support the demand.



SEPTEMBER 24th, 2001 - Saddam's Gambit
Saddam announces he will no longer price his oil for Dollars, he will use Euros.   AMERICA begins gearing up for war against the PETRO-DOLLAR challenger.   No nation can be allowed to set such a precedence against the PETRO-DOLLAR.  It is the primary support holding up the global demand for the US Dollar.   

General Wesley Clark. 

We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran”


Why those nations?   Is it coincidence?


MARCH 20TH, 2003 - USA Response To Saddam's Petro-Euro gambit.
Iraq is invaded by the USA and after Saddam is overthrown (and executed) their new Petro-Euro system is soon-after reverted back to Petro-Dollars.   Dollar crisis averted and a strong lesson is sent to all other OPEC nations.   Message Sent: No one will be permitted to leave the Petro-Dollar.

2005 Iran announces it will form its own International Oil Bourse (IOB) and deal its oil in primarily the euro and the Iranian rial. 


AMERICA begins gearing up for war against the next PETRO-DOLLAR challenger.  This won't happen overnight, even Wesley said it would be the last on the list.


WORLD DOESN'T BUY-OFF ON ATTACKING IRAN

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1108/Imminent-Iran-nuclear-threat-A-timeline-of-warnings-since-1979/Dialing-back-the-estimate-2006-09

2005: US presents 1,000 pages of designs and other documentation allegedly retrieved from a computer laptop in Iran the previous year, which are said to detail high-explosives testing and a nuclear-capable missile warhead. The “alleged studies,” as they have since been called, are dismissed by Iran as forgeries by hostile intelligence services.



2006: The drums of war beat faster after the New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh quotes US sources saying that a strike on Iran is all but inevitable, and that there are plans to use tactical nuclear weapons against buried Iranian facilities.

JULY 11th, 2006 - Syria moves away from the Dollar.  
We have another petro-dollar challenger!  http://www.gata.org/node/4252
2007: President Bush warns that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to "World War III." Vice President Dick Cheney had previously warned of "serious consequences" if Iran did not give up its nuclear program.
2007: A month later, an unclassified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran is released, which controversially judges with "high confidence" that Iran had given up its nuclear weapons effort in fall 2003.
FEBRUARY 17TH, 2008 - Iran's IOB opens.

2009 - GHADAFI proposes the GOLD backed Dinar.   
Another petro-dollar challenger!  We now have IRAN, SYRIA and LIBYA.  This is getting very dangerous for the old dollar.
 http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2013/02/libyas-gold-dinar-oil-for-gold-killed.html

MARCH 19TH, 2011 - GHADAFI killed, Libya invaded by NATO

No More Gold Dinar.   Petro-dollar crisis averted!  
Message Sent: No one will be permitted to leave the Petro-Dollar.   We have total control of the media and what the world will believe. We will prove you  to be a violator of human rights if that is what it takes to justify our actions.


NOVEMBER 2011 - IRAN, part Deux  --- public opinion must be swayed.

The IAEA now claims that Iran is has worked on weapons-related activities for years.  They publish detailed information based on 1,000+ pages of design information that is corroborated, it claims, by data from 10 member states and its own investigation and interviews.

AUGUST 11,20 2012 - SYRIA RED LINE setup

US (on atleast 2 occasions via Clinton and Obama) declares that use of chemical weapons by Syria is a red line.
http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/297745-a-timeline-on-syria-from-the-uprising-to-obamas-red-line
• Aug. 11, 2012: Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in Istanbul that it’s clear to the Assad regime the use of chemical weapons is “a red line for the world.”
• Aug. 20, 2012: Obama says for the first time that the use or movement of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is a red line. "We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized," Obama said at a press conference. "That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.".

Side Jaunt:  

Meanwhile, the USA continues to fund and support the rebellion in Syria  (which opposes the Assad's government).    These weapons don't just get used in the Syria conflict once the various rebel groups get them.






Led by the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Queda joins in on the fight and we fund and train them along with the other rebels.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Brotherhood_of_Syria
In 2012, Brotherhood activists created the Commission for Civilian Protection (CCP). The CCP is considered to be a front for the Brotherhood,[32] tasked with helping armed units inside Syria connect with each other and with sponsors abroad. Its website lists numerous affiliated factions, distributed across Homs, Damascus, Idlib, and elsewhere; however, most of these groups are small and generally self-identify as members of the Free Syrian Army or the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front.[33] The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood is believed to control, through funding, one-fourth to one-third of the disparate armed rebel brigades known collectively as the Free Syrian Army (FSA).[13]
At the same time Brotherhood leaders have been reaching out to reassure leaders in neighboring JordanIraq and Lebanon — as well as the West – that they "have no intention of dominating a future Syrian political system"[3] and have "played down" their "growing influence" in the Syrian opposition.[2] The Syrian MB has assured outsiders that it is "going to great lengths to ensure" that its donated weapons "don’t fall into the hands of extremists".[3]






AUGUST 21ST, 2013 - Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria.


AUGUST 31ST, 2013 - Obama blames Assad and gears up for war.


Obama:
after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets

He also says, 

 I've long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  And that’s why I've made a second decision:  I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people's representatives in Congress. 

Note, the first decision was to attack Syria.  The second decision was in addition to the first.   He makes sure to remind us that the congressional vote won't stop him from going to war.   If you listened you would already know this because his first decision was to attack.  His second decision was to get congressional approval for the decision.   Obama was going to war with Syria .....

Yet, while I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective.  We should have this debate, because the issues are too big for business as usual. :





SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2013 - USA RELEASES THEIR "VIDEO PROOF".
The video didn't "prove" who did the attack.   No major nations denied the attack happened but the evidence on "who" did the attack was very foggy at this point. 

WAR WITH SYRIA IMMINENT ........ until the unforeseen happens:

SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 - KERRY's SYRIA GAFFE AND RAPID RUSSIAN DIPLOMACY POUNCING ON GAFFE FORCES USA to PAUSE ITS PLANS.
http://pri.org/stories/2013-09-09/kerry-comments-lead-russian-peace-proposal-syria




SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 - ASSAD AGREES TO TURN OVER ALL CHEMICAL WEAPONS
In an effort to stop the USA from attacking Syria Assad agrees to turn over all chemical weapons for immediate destruction.

SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 - ASSAD INTERVIEW.
All along Assad denied responsibility.  He granted an interview with Kucinich and Greg Palkot on (September 18th), Assad discloses that he invited the UN inspectors to his country the very week the attack would later happen.    He claims it was the rebels who were behind the attack.   He also brings up other reasons why he was not behind the alleged chemical attack.



So what just happened?


Quick recap:

America draws a red line on Syria to define when they will be able to justify their planned war.   The red line is allegedly crossed.  Obama declares 2 decisions, 1) he will go to war and 2) at vote in which he hopes congress will back him.   The USA's near certain entrance into the Syrian war is thwarted by a last-second Kerry gaffe, pounced on by Russian diplomacy, and followed through with by Assad.

The USA loses their excuse to go to war with Syria. 



Senator Lindsey Graham lays down another possible way America can get into the Syrian conflict:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/08/lindsey-graham-implies-failure-to-strike-syria-may-result-in-u-s-getting-nuked/
“I believe that if we get Syria wrong, within six months – and you can quote me on this – there will be a war between Iran and Israel over their nuclear program,” Graham told a gathering of supporters in South Carolina Wednesday, according to U.S. News and World Report.  “It won’t come to America on top of a missile, it’ll come in the belly of a ship in the Charleston or New York harbor,” he added.
UPDATE:  Another high-level officer in charge of US nukes is forced out / let go.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/apnewsbreak-air-force-firing-general-in-charge-of-nuclear-missile-force-citing-loss-of-trust/2013/10/11/ac728cde-3286-11e3-ad00-ec4c6b31cbed_story.html

>>>  Infowars.com first reported that a nuke went missing and was shipped by truck to Linsey Graham's home state.   
http://www.infowars.com/top-nuke-commanders-fired-following-missing-nuclear-warheads-report/

How are these events related?   You have all the information you need.   It is all in the public domain.  US needs to go to war in Syria to preserve the petro-dollar and the american economy and financial system.  Top level officials/generals in charge of nukes are being fired / let go at the same time of a sitting US Senator warning of nuclear attack on US soil .....  We simultaneously have reports of missing nuke(s) being transferred off the books to the very location the Senator warned about.  (his home state)  

Conclusion:
You know the target country list.   You know the REAL REASONS WHY.
There are other world players that have a say in this.  The US has been losing its global control.   Russia is growing strong again.  China is becoming a super power.   The game is out in the open.  The world's power players see the great American weakness, the Petro-Dollar.   Google it.  Read about it.  It isn't a secret.   Everyone knows the petro-dollar is the only thing holding up the US economic house of cards.   America has exploited our allies and enemies economically  through the use of the dollar as far back as the Bretton Woods agreement.   America knows its only economic hope is to maintain the petro-dollar.   SYRIA could be the fulcrum of the Petro-Dollar's fate.   If so, the US will find a way to get to war.   For all the years the US has siphoned money from the world, for all its meddling in other nation's politics with the sole intent of preserving the dollar and the American way of life................   will America one day be on the other side of that exchange?   Are we headed there now?  What are our leaders willing to do in order to sell us and/or the world a war with Syria?  


Some further documentation:
http://osnetdaily.com/2013/09/syria-war-is-it-about-the-last-gasp-for-the-petrodollar/
http://www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/egypt-the-petrodollars-latest-battleground
http://www.egyptoil-gas.com/read_article_issues.php?AID=74

You've been warned.


FOOTNOTE:

In 1792 $1 dollar was defined as 1.6 grams of gold.  1 oz of gold was $17.50.

By 1944 the original $1 dollar was redefined as .81 grams of gold.    1 oz of gold was $35.
By 2013, $1 could only buy you 0.022 grams of gold.  1 oz of gold cost $1300.

The dollar has retained only 1.375% of its initial value.   In 221 years the dollar has lost 98.625% of its value, as compared to gold.  It is heading toward a 0 value and its final resting place ----   the last gasp of which is ALWAYS  hyper-inflation.    The currency becomes utterly worthless.  It holds no value and all confidence is lost in it.


There are quite a few examples of this happening..  A recent example....Zimbabwe:

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21576665-grubby-greenbacks-dear-credit-full-shops-and-empty-factories-dollars-they

Things got so bad that they printed 100 TRILLION dollar notes  (100,000,000,000,000) after they experienced an inflation rate of 231,000,000% in the summer of 2008.    Shortly thereafter the currency died and was completely abandoned.