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Is Ruble Collapse Act of War -Paul Craig Roberts & Greg Hunter Video

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Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the only thing that explains the plunge in the Russian ruble is that it is being attacked by America.  Roberts contends, “It is not a currency crash in the sense there are no economic reasons for the ruble’s fall.  Unlike the United States, which has a massive trade deficit, and if the currency markets were not rigged, the dollar would be collapsing, the Russian economy has a trade surplus.  Therefore, there is no pressure on its currency for economic conditions.”  Dr. Roberts goes on to say, “This is not some independent action of market forces.  So, it’s either hedge funds, currency speculators like Soros, or it’s an Act of War on behalf of the United States government by the Federal Reserve or the Exchange Stabilization Fund. . . or possibly both hedge funds working with the federal government.”

Manipulating the markets, any market, is supposed to be illegal, but don’t count on the bankers going to jail.  Dr. Roberts, who has a PhD in economics, thinks, “The big banks, the big Wall Street money, are essentially agents of the government.  This is why they don’t get prosecuted.  This is why they can break all kinds of laws, commit felonies and settle with a fine.  This is what we’ve been watching in the financial arena.  When these financial gangsters are caught, instead of being indicted and put on trial, they pay money.”

How could the Russians retaliate?  Dr. Roberts says, “If the Russians wanted to do payback, it’s very easy for them.  The next time all of these contracts, paper gold contracts, are dumped on the futures market, the Russians need to go and buy them all up, then demand delivery because there is no gold to deliver.  The whole system would collapse.  So, the Russians could cause a gold squeeze here anytime they want. . . . They would blow the system wide open because they can’t make delivery.”

On war, Dr. Roberts says recent resolutions passed in Congress certainly point to it.  Dr. Roberts explains, “These resolutions demonize Russia and define it as a great threat.  They call on Obama to arm the Ukrainians so we can use the Ukrainians to fight Russia.  In other words, we are going to fight Russia down to the last Ukrainian.  Of course, the Ukraine can’t fight Russia.   The whole purpose of this is to have the Russians slap them down, then we can go to the Europeans and say see, see the Russians invaded and look how dangerous they are.  You’re next.  They will be in Berlin tomorrow.  They’ll be in London by the end of the week.  Paris will fall, and Rome will burn. We can’t wait to tell the Europeans this because the whole purpose of this is to completely break every kind of relationship, economic, political and cultural, between Russia and Europe.  That’s what Washington’s goal is.  That’s what it’s all about.  This includes attacks on the ruble and sanctions.  They are setting up a war that nobody can win, for what reason?  For American superiority?  You don’t have superiority if the world is awash in radioactive waste and there is nuclear winter.  The climate has collapsed.  The whole thing is an absurdity.”

On the teetering economy and possible economic collapse, Dr. Roberts says, “We know something serious is wrong.  The only provision of Dodd-Frank that has any teeth is the provision that says if the big banks are going to be casinos and gamble on derivatives, they cannot do that in the depository institution where depositors have their accounts.  They have to farm it out into subsidiaries.  So, if the subsidiaries get into trouble, the subsidiaries have no access to depositors’ money.  This is the only real reform part of Dodd-Frank.  Citigroup got put into the recent spending bill, the repeal of this, so they can gamble on derivatives, and taxpayers and depositors are on the hook for the losses.  Why would you do that unless you had a lot of derivatives trouble.  It could easily be the oil derivatives. . . .  The banks can gamble all they want and they are covered by the FDIC, which has no money. . . . This gives the banks access to depositors’ money. . . . This is sick, and it shows the United States government is the most corrupt government on earth, far more corrupt than Russia or China.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.

(There is much more in the video interview with Dr. Roberts.)

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    • bicycledays

      So true … the U.S. government is the most corrupt government on earth. Israel and U.S. are both corrupt.

    • roachclip

      Get ready for the blackout 😂

    • truthlovingsoul

      abolish the party system.

    • JKnTX

      It is all very simple: they are trying to get rid of Putin. He is hated by the NWO and others within the Brotherhood for various reasons. They are doomed to fail, because the only thing this will do is to royally tick off the Russian people and they will throw their support behind Putin even more than before.

    • Sun Rabbit

      He’s right on one thing but wrong on another. True, there is no fundamental reason why the Ruble should be collapsing right now, especially given Russia’s trade surplus.
      But he goes on to say: “How could the Russians retaliate? Dr. Roberts says, “If the Russians wanted to do payback, it’s very easy for them. The next time all of these contracts, paper gold contracts, are dumped on the futures market, the Russians need to go and buy them all up, then demand delivery”
      They can’t do that because all the major metals exchanges stopped settlement in physical metal around 2009 I believe. At best they’d get warehouse receipts and I’d be curious if they’d get anywhere with those things.
      Most importantly, the USA sanctions FROZE all the Russian nostro/loro accounts they had in the USA, so how would they go about actually buying these contracts? Hmm? What, pay some Joe Schmoe (or a couple of them) to open up futures accounts and do it like that? In that case, these hypothetical agents would be in violation of FISA, RICO, and God knows what other laws.
      The fact that the major metals exchanges, notably COMEX stopped settlement in physical metals literally days after they discovered a major discrepancy in physical stock versus ledger balances, as in, you guessed right, MISSING physical Gold! That was right around the time they started discovering that some of the 4000z bars were in fact just plated tungsten.
      All this just goes to show that the Gold, Silver, and Ruble markets are rigged. Right now they’re being suppressed so all the bankers can buy it all up on the cheap. Just like I did. And despite me raving against cash, I did open up a RUR account and when it goes to 80/USD I’m buying. At the very worst I can use then to buy some overpriced Silver on Molotok :lol:

    • JKnTX

      They are setting up a war that nobody can win, for what reason? For American superiority? You don’t have superiority if the world is awash in radioactive waste and there is nuclear winter. The climate has collapsed. The whole thing is an absurdity.”

      Of course it is, what did you think this whole world was about in the first place?
      It makes perfect sense to members of the Brotherhood; “Order out of Chaos”, remember???

    • Sun Rabbit

      I don’t think anybody really knows with any certainty. Ask 10 different economists as to their prognosis, and you get 10 different opinions. The situation as to why the Americans are trying to demonise Russia so much, and to debase their currency makes no sense. Then again, America invented the concept of unwinnable war.
      As for the climate: I just went out and did all my recycling and shopping in just a T-shirt, which is unheard of in this part of Europe for 19 December. We had 11 degrees!! Sure something weird going on with the weather, but I do hope it lasts this way until spring.

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