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Is World War the Twisted Cure for a Doomed Economy? “Signals for War Are Fiscal”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:33
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The march to war is deafening.

But the reasons for it go beyond the elements of military conflict and political intrigue.

Underlying it all, the reasons are economic.

With a nothing-doing economy that has long dragged on the American soul, there is a growing temptation to wipe the slate clean, and launch a wider war – all with the wider aim of igniting a new economic engine.

Theoretically, the economy would spruce up on the same gin that fueled WWII – and not only delivered a victory, but solidified America a prosperous superpower while vanquishing the Great Depression.

The thought is twisted, and perhaps more and more likely everyday. Something like economic gains off of spilling blood – true military industrial complex stuff.

I hope they know what there doing, and that the rest of the country can maintain a strong moral fiber, because if that scenario is green-lighted, things could get pretty grim, pretty quick.

The constant Greg Hunter of speaks with economist Martin Armstrong, who sees war coming as a result of the bad economy:

Former hedge fund manager Martin Armstrong, who is an expert on economic and political cycles, says, “You have to understand what makes war even take place? It does not unfold when everybody is fat and happy. Simple as that. You turn the economy down, and that’s when you get war. It’s the way politics works.”

Martin Armstrong-Economic Downturn Will Take World to War

Startlingly, there were reports (albeit unconfirmed) in the foreign press back in 2008 – in the immediate wake of the economic crisis – that the RAND Corporation was suggesting that a new world war could be started in order to jump start and revive the economy.

It named Russia, China, Iran or another Middle Eastern country and/or North Korea as potential opponents, though the latter was considered too small time for a real economic boost.

Nine years after that crisis, the economy has not recovered, and remains in the doldrums, it seems that the option for further has gone full-blown.

As Paul Watson and Yihan Dai wrote back in 2008:

According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.

China’s biggest media outlet,, speculated that the target of the new war would probably be China or Russia, but that it could also be Iran or another middle eastern country. Japan was also mentioned as a potential target for the reason that Japan holds the most U.S. debt.

North Korea was considered as a target but ruled out because the scale of such a war would not be large enough for RAND’s requirements.


One would hope that good people, or at least sane people who don’t wish to start a global nuclear war, will oppose the RAND proposal, such as top the military generals who threatened to quit if Bush ordered an attack on Iran. Admiral William Fallon, the head of US Central Command, quit in March last year as a result of his opposition to Bush administration policy on Iran.

Now that we are seeing a plan long in action playing out, there’s a good chance that our time is up.

Do you think that Wall Street has already planned the after party?

Read more:

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Brandon Smith: The Next World War “Will Be Economic… Not Nuclear”

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  • Rockledge

    No. A world war is just another symptom of a twisted species that is incapable of self governance.
    It is not world war that is twisted, it is indeed the species.

    The only cure for this sick fucked up world that Satan controls through such evils as islam, accepting all kinds of sexual perversion as normal, love of money to the point of greed that is completely oblivious of the genocide and suffering it creates, and a world of narcissistic beings who have nothing to be narcissistic about is the return of Christ.

    The only hope this planet has is that the bible is indeed accurate and that Jesus Christ does indeed exist.

    Anything else is imminent death. Islam is about destruction. Atheism is a fools religion that relies on an incompetent species for survival. Most other religions simply augment a sick world and merely exist in tandem with it.

    The only element or entity that provides an eventual solution is Christianity.
    And sadly, Christianity as practiced in modern times is corrupt and much of it is obviously a tool of Satan.

    The only hope is that Jesus Christ is real and that the bible accounts of His return are accurate.

    Any other scenario culminates in mankind being fucked.

  • jknbt

    I can relate to this….my experience with this criminal mentality goes back to the time I had to teach a class for industry. I had to build custom 4″ manuals, about a dozen. The boss told me to take it to a print shop rather than use the printer. So I ordered 12 sets of the materials & bought some binders.

    The clerk at the print shop was working alone that day. He insisted that I make out the check to him personally for the print job. Hmmm….I went along with it anyway.

    The bottom line is that a week later, there was a terrible late night fire that burned out the print shop & the shops on either side in the strip center. The clerk burned the whole thing down to cover the missing materials. What a devil, not a very good choice to trust with your business when working alone!

    Well guess what, folks? Just the same way, the banking cartel, federal reservists, banksters, money lenders and other assorted cultured, well-educated mafia are about to burn down the whole shop in order to cover their thievery. We’re not talking burning out some printing supplies. We’re talking about global thermonuclear war, with whole cities destroyed and left uninhabitable for millenia. These sociopathic jerks have ivy league degrees with MBAs from the top business schools, but they are as corrupt on a much larger scale than the devil who burned down his boss’s printing business to cover his theft. I don’t think my fire insurance policy will cover this. What to do? Move to Belize? Emigrate?

    Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.

    • Rockledge

      I’ve had a reasonable amount of institutional education myself, and am certainly not down on learning.
      BUT, our education system has been corrupted as well, it is designed to simply churn out good slaves for the corporations.
      As well, colleges have become social engineering tools to promote evil ideals and lifestyles.

      As far as the clerk at the print shop,…. businesses that hire people and pay them peanuts are getting what they pay for.
      You can’t pay half wages and expect full dedication. Or any dedication.
      I am not trying to justify that kind of behavior, but be realistic. If employers treat people like shit, people are going to work like shit.
      If they pay and treat people well, there is a far better chance of getting a conscientious determined worker who has integrity. Paying and treating them shit is a guarantee not to get that.

      Part of the problem is that employers are forced by the government to hire those who are incompetent simply to be “fair”.
      Which hasn’t worked out so good.
      Call any government agency if you want proof. Your chances of getting a gum cracking ghetto talking half-wit who could care less whether they serve their purpose or not are quite significant.

      It would seem our government has corrupted itself.

      Sadly, we now live in a culture that abhors intelligence, diligence, and integrity
      and rewards insidious evil.

      The old adage “Crime never pays” is complete bullshit.

      • jknbt

        the company I worked for at the time had a majority culture of young degreed engineers. I had a BA, but not a BSEE or BS-ChemE….so I was despised as sub-human and continually degraded and abused. After all, their bachelor’s degrees were worth so much more than my bachelor’s degree…

        I made the mistake of thinking that if I really worked hard, I might finally get some respect and possibly even advancement. The boss flatly told me to go get an engineering degree if I expected any future in that company. The unspoken policy was, “the more they do for you, the more you hate them, if they are not engineers…after all, upward mobility is forbidden for such unworthy creatures”.

        The evil boss I had advanced as long as he had someone like me behind the scenes making him look good. His managers did not have the professional competence to understand the subtle workings of it all. The day came that he no longer had that advantage, he began to look really bad, and has had a horrible career since then. I think the man has been under a curse after looking at his LinkedIn page.

        The company had that sort of defective mentality corporate wide. In the 70s they produced brilliant products, the best on the market. After about the mid-eighties, their main product was overwhelming hubris at past accomplishments. So guess what, they went for the most part under. They were bought out by a big European giant, and became the dumping ground for remnants of bad companies the big company had bought out that would never become profitable. Nobody buys their stuff now, but they are as arrogant as ever.

        Your comment, “crime never pays” seems to apply here…they treated their second class employees so badly that it amounts to criminal acts. I was repeatedly advised to start documenting my treatment to prepare for a significant lawsuit. I am not a litiginous person, so I guess they got away with it. But not entirely…”the chickens always come home to roost” they say down here in the south…or the Hindus point out that the wheel of karma is always turning, and what goes around inevitably comes back around….

        They continue to make stuff characterized in industry as “more-or-less-products”. Guess who I am talking about? Bonus points to anyone with the correct guess!

        sorry to kvetch about my crappy life on BIN. Thanks for your patience.

        • Rockledge

          Sounds like garden variety typical american business to me.

          • jknbt

            It was funny to see the scramble after the world-class EU giant bought these people….the best of the best at the crappy US company were reduced to the status they deserved all along when put into a world-class business perspective….they put all the sales engineers on commission…only the two best out of the entire group were still there after two years…the rest couldn’t make their quotas or make any money…I thought it was funny that these arrogant sob’s finally got their come-uppance! They laid off their entire design group of engineers after the EU giant figured out what a mistake they had made and obsoleted all the 2nd rate product lines. They moved the few good products, design, support, & development to the EU. The Germans wanted only the best of the product lines. They didn’t want any of the people. It was funny to see the bloated arrogant egos deflate so dramatically…I had already jumped ship & sold all my stock while it was still high, another laugh…kinda sad, for a while, the company really did have the best stuff on the market in certain areas, with clear advantages, a salesman’s dream…the slacker sales engineers they employed on salary had no incentive to sell until they were put on commission, then they realized they they should have been working hard all along to develop new markets that would have given them a decent living once they went on commission…bunch of losers!

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