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

    Mac Slavo
    April 19th, 2017
    SHTFplan.com
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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 USAWatchdog.com 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, Sohu.com, 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:

    Prepare For The Coming War: “It’s Going To Obliterate The Global Financial System… Our Economy Will Not Survive”

    If nuclear war breaks out, which U.S. cities would be targeted first?

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

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    Date: April 19th, 2017
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    1. NUCLEAR COOLING POOL says:

      All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

    2. nameless says:

      Kill off half the worlds population and theres a lot more wealth for the survivors.
      Toad Suck, Arkansas will be a bustling metropolis.

    3. AZcats says:

      I drove up to Kenosha yesterday from north burbs of Chicago to hang outside on the corner to wait for Trump to fly in to SNAP-ON. I didn’t drive up ENTIRELY for Trump, there’s a place called Frank’s Diner there that was on Diner’s Drive-in’s and Dive’s that is really good and has a thing called the “Garbage plate” which is absolutely fantastic. So it was kind of a kill two birds with one stone trip.

      But I wanted to go up and start engaging these communists that were also there protesting. You had a decent amount of Trump supporters but they were mostly docile and limp dicked.

      Some hispanic guy came through with about 8 people following him on a loud speaker saying “immigration reform now” blah blah blah. I got right in his face and said “go back to your shithole country of Mexico. He was startled and kept walking while…few of the high school kids and other Trump supporters started laughing. But nobody on our side got vocal and tried to step up to these pieces of ****.

      Then later these two chicks and one black dude who was kinda tall but scrawny who were blatant communists, chanting in their loud speakers “racist genocidal blah blah blah” as they walked on the side of the street next to the curb alongside where lots of people were lined up. Definitely professional commie looking commie dressed people. And they started walking and chanting about 15 feet away from the corner we were on, and as soon as this black dude started yelling their lame chants and was about 8 feet from me…got directly in his face cupped my hands and yelled out “SHUT THE **** up” and kept saying it repeatedly to drown out what they were saying. and the black dude, probably not expecting a relatively medium sized white guy to get in his face, and he looked me and immediately got flustered and had a look of fear in his eyes. But then a cop stepped in and was about to arrest them for being on the street but then didn’t. So there was no potential for escalation at that point, but I could see he wanted no part of me getting in his face. So the cops getting in the middle of it prevented me from continually getting in his face and shouting him down.

      Let the war begin…let society break down…these communists are pussies. Problem is there are so many limp dicked white people who are petrified of being called a “Racist” and won’t step up to these pieces of ****. There were no signs of any Trump supporters attempting to go on the offensive like I did.

      • Enemy of the State says:

        Racism is a joke

        I’ll be as racist as I want to be , about what I want to be and dont give a flat fuck if it offends someone

        Its my own personal beliefs founded on substance and experiences of my life living around certain types of people ,, you cant breed that out of me.. or kick it out of me

        and last I checked they aint figured out how to outlaw it .. so Im not doing anything wrong being who I am .. and even if it were.. they can KMA

        • You are not racist. You are racial. Big difference. The word racist was invented by Euro-commies in the early 1900’s. It’s purpose is to intimidate White people out of the political process. They wanted to be able to destroy the West by changing the demographics. It worked.

        • AZcats says:

          Like the great Thomas Sowell says, “Racism is like ketchup, you can put it on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a racist.”

          Like I said though….TOO MANY PANSY ASS WHITE PEOPLE out there who are petrified of being labeled a “racist” as if lightning will strike them down or they will be hauled off to jail.

          Here is the thing though…..the left and minorities have figured out that many on the right are scared to be called a racist and the threat of being called a racist shuts up white people and gets them to submit more and more and give up more and more.

          So in reality, when the left and minorities call the right racist, it isn’t because they want “equality” they say it because it is a POWER play against increasingly weak white people.

          The right will call the left wussies because they need their safe spaces need to be protected from other ideas, which is true, but in fact it is the right who are even bigger pusses than the left, because many on the right are so scared of being called the oh so scary R-word.

          Look at all the white people out there who say stupid shit and try to justify that they aren’t “racist.” They’ll say things like “I’m not racist but…..” Or they’ll say “How can I be racist, I have a black friend.” And are continually on the defensive and trying to justify that they are not racist. When in reality you can be called racist for anything just like Thomas Sowell says….

          Think about it…… If I told a prejudice Mexican joke at a party with some friends….I would be considered “racist.” Now, Dylan Roof murdered 9 black people in that church and he was labeled a “racist” as well. Now obviously what Dylan Roof did is 900 million times worse than someone telling a mexican joke at a party, but they are both under the umbrella of “racist.”

          And then what the right and white people will stupidly do is turn it around and say, “no it is really the left and black people who are the REAL racists.”

          But what the right does not realize because they aren’t using their brains….is that the left and minorities DON”T GIVE A FUCK if you call them “Racist.” Unlike white people who get all bent out of shape and try and defend themselves that they aren’t racist when accused of being a racist.

          • Enemy of the State says:

            the blacks dont know what to do or say when they come up against a racist like me

            dam proud of it , and wont back away from it ( to me racist means proud of my race, and that I am and I wont be shamed from it )

            Have been called a racist by blacks .. and they shit when i get right back in their face and say YUP I AM Racist beeotch what about it?

      • Neal Jensen says:

        “Let the war begin…let society break down…these communists are pussies. Problem is there are so many limp dicked white people who are petrified of being called a “Racist” and won’t step up to these pieces of ****. ”

        Exactly, that’s what I keep saying in my posts. these ANTIFA (sad jokers) need a good stomp down reality check, until then they continue unopposed destroying America. the only thing louder than these scum is the thudding noise of the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves….sickening.

      • Nailbanger says:

        I love that show,
        Guy has really done well, and is himself a hell of a chef. But the biggest thing he has done is give exposure to the Diners, Drive ins and Dives all across our country that are run by folks passionate about their craft and who have excellent food.

        Im with you on “let the war begin”

        All my life, its been be polite, hold your tongue, let others express their views, be courteous,

        Im over it, these people dont have more rights than me, the state and federal government seem to feel otherwise more often than not, giving preferential treatment to immigrants, queers, whatevers,
        Then theres all this political crap and the people screaming for socialism and communism,

        IM FUCKING OVER IT!

        YOU WANT A FREE RIDE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!

        UNTILL THINGS MAKE A 180 IM NOT CONTRIBUTING TO A N Y OF IT, YOU CAN PAY FOR IT OUTA YOUR POCKETS,,

        YOU WANT WAR OR REVOLUTION?

        BRING IT, I WILL OBLIGE YOU, IVE HAD A GOOD RUN AND RATHER NOT DIE IN A HOSPITAL BEAD WITH BARE FEET

      • Marie says:

        Wow. That was great what you did AZcats. Real kool and brave. They ARE stinky communists the whole lot of em. Maybe in the future they will all be in concentration camps and then lets see how they cry for freedom!

    4. Enemy of the State says:

      Im gonna say it again

      All wars are Banker wars …

      nothing new , just a shit ton of people either refuse to be aware of this , or are just not wanting to realize it

    5. Anonymous says:

      I’ve heard about the economy being doomed and an imminent crash for most of my life.

      Yet, aside the normal high and low cycles, it hasn’t happened.

      And I’m really old.

      So why has everyone been wrong about it in the past and why should I think they are right about it now?

      • ticky bob says:

        Kind of like Cub fans waiting 108 years to win another world series. Shit happens.

      • fukhoff says:

        Agreed, it’s just now the Internet makes it sooo much easier for these doom peddlers to spew their shite and get you to buy their newletters

      • TheGuy says:

        It’s been doomed since Nixon.

        Will it happen now? I doubt it. Will it happen when oil either runs out or becomes redundant? Almost certainly.

        *cough thorium reactors*… should be up in China by 2020, then we have the infrastructure build phase… figure 50 years… 30 maybe… then kablam.

    6. I have a right to be a racist, or prejudice, or what ever they label it. I have a right to be homophobic. I have a right to offend anybody, anytime. I have the right to call a black man a nigger. And I have the right to call a white man a cracker. They don’t have a right not to be offended. Once we lose even a little bit of those rights, were in a WAR for survival against the dark forces of tyranny. Don’t forget that. And there is no such thing as a hate crime. Who determines what hate is? Who determines if what I did or said was motivated by hate. AND, even if it was…I have the RIGHT to hate. I don’t have the right to commit crimes. The motivation for the crime does not matter. Greed, money, lust, hate, etc….We must stamp out all tyranny. For THEY are the real haters…the real racists…and they must be stopped.!!!!!

    7. TEST says:

      Hmmm… the basic equation is war for money. Everywhere else that is called MURDER. Not that this matters, I guess, to folks like RAND, if the reports are true.

      I guess it’s true. We are at war with EastAsia. We have always been at war with EastAsia. Except when we were not, and were at war with Oceana. Then we were always at war with Oceana (I forget Orwell’s exact names, but what does it matter!)

    8. After the Bubonic plague killed off two thirds of Europe, a new stronger Europe experienced a renewal and baby boom like that after WW2.

      I say, skip the plague, skip the war; go straight to making babies.

      Think of all the industries which will get a shot in the arm. No shots, no vaccines: we want these kids to take us to the moon again. These kids are going to expand to the outer limits of space and time.

      To hell with the warmongers. They have shit for brains. We’ll leave them behind if they don’t wake up to the 21st Century. They are following the plans of men who could not imagine how far forward we would come. War is for fools. The warmongers are wrong. Their logic is illogical. They are bordering on paranoid psychosis, with supremist like delusion. And we should lock step and follow after them to our deaths, our children’s deaths. I refuse.

      __

    9. aljamo says:

      Agree B from Ca,I hate the warmongers also. Brainwashed cannon fodder youth are easily led. How many of the foreign fighters the US is fighting are on the US payroll?

    10. Grampa says:

      it wouldn’t be the first time. war changes the mood and temperament of people. they rally against the common enemy. the question is who presents a common threat? the muslim. for many years we speculated about the fema camps. well they are large enough to hold the entire muslim population in America. does this make sense? it seems they have been preparing for some time. why else have they purchased so much arms and ammunition. what say you?
      Grampa

    11. RVN GRUNT says:

      IMO it is not correct to say that WW 2 ended the great depression. America’s economy peaked during the war years, and then crashed after the war. We used Korea to revive the economy, and after Korea the economy crashed again. We tried again in Vietnam by using the Gulf of Tonkin false flag, but remember the early 1970’s with a stagnant economy, and run away inflation.

      I recall a talking head saying, “The federal reserve rate has not been this low for this long since 1965 (Gulf of Tonkin).” This was just prior to our attack on Iraq. The US economy has not been revived by the mid-eastern wars any more than it was by the previous wars.

      Yes, the elite will trigger a new, and global war. The purpose of the war will not be profit, but the opportunity to start over. After everything is destroyed the only option will be to ‘reboot from last know good configuration’. The elite will still be in control, assuming that anyone survives, we will still be their willing slaves, and the will keep us in eternal servitude by saving us from the disaster that they caused. They have never gone wrong betting on the stupidity of cattle.

      I’m the third generation of my family in the oil business. If you want to know what’s going to happen in the world you only need to watch ExxonMobil’s strategic planning.

      XOM has committed to $26 BILLION In production, pipeline, and refinery work beginning in 2018. XOM’s new headquarters, north of Houston, is a fortress that can house 10,000 people. The security level at ‘The Campus’ is on the order of a nuclear facility. Rex Tillerson is now the Sec. State. The US has 5 to 8 TRILLION barrels of recoverable product, including oil shale, and tar sands (yes, that’s trillion). We have enormous energy assets, and we need a world to sell them to. OK, let’s corner the market. How about we use a technique known as global warfare to destroy the rest of the world’s production capability. Maybe the U$ will pull it off…..maybe not.

    12. ONLYJB1 says:

      Unfortunately, the answer to your question is affirmative. All that must be done is to line up a time and event line. The only problem is today. Today there is only a very select group that gets very rich with war. We all or I so hope we all know, just who these groups and people are. The collapse of our dollar is almost imminent. Can this be stopped? Sure! Unfortunately we are running out of time. They’ve had since the ’90s to set all of this in motion. We have been provided a huge chance to save our nation. hillary LOST!

    13. Tino says:

      You know what is just as sad and pathetic (ironic) about black people blaming all their problems on white people?? WHITE people blaming all their problems on BLACK people…

      There is nothing wrong with ANY race/culture being proud of its heritage. It’s when you feel the need to denigrate and disparage those different from you, in order to feel better about yourself or not own up to your own shortcomings.

      As great a country as America is, it is that way because of the hard work of EVERY race that contributed to its greatness!

      I recognize that it is more comfortable and safe to convince yourself otherwise. You may choose to ignore the truth, but like the Matrix, it IS real. History is just that… HIStory. Regardless, history inevitably repeats itselfand every great empire eventually falls. Typically from the greed and corruption from within…

    14. Brian says:

      You started with a flawed premise, and it only built on the flaw.

      Firstly, WWII did not end The Great Depression. The Great Depression ended in 1948 when Truman and congress rolled back on government.

      Secondly, and this is your flaw, you are arguing the “broken windows” fallacy. Henry Hazlitt dispels this rather nicely in “Economics in One Lesson.” While it is true that carpenters and bricklayers and other tradesmen can do well in war’s aftermath, they’re consuming capital to rebuild the wealth that was destroyed by the war. That capital could have been spent on NEW construction, and not only the original homeowner would have remained whole, but a new homeowner would have bought the new construction. Half the number of new homes for twice the price is no way to grow an economy.

      Even if we don’t fight on our own soil, and all destruction is limited to some faraway land, what is the capital cost for prosecuting that war? Isn’t that money that could have been left in the hands of private citizens to build new cars and buy new computers and take vacations?

      I’m certainly not a pacifist, not even by a huge stretch of the imagination. There are a few reasons to go to war, but economic growth isn’t one of them because there is no real growth. At the conclusion of the war, all of the leftover materiel no longer has any useful purpose. That’s capital that’s lying around, doing nothing. Literally.

      WWII was definitely a boon to the people that were making airplanes and bullets and so forth, but it was a time of significant privation for everyone else. If your tires went bald or flat, you figured out a way to fix them, or you didn’t have a car to drive. There were no tires available to buy for ordinary people, nor any of a host of other things because all of the raw goods were going to the war effort. There were no coats to buy (wool went to the making of uniforms and cold weather gear); food and gasoline were rationed; so was coal (it was needed to run the steel mills around the clock).

      The prosecution of war, and its great expense and destruction, can only be principally justified if it serves to preserve our liberty. Economic growth comes from our liberty, and so only tangentially is war beneficial to our economic health.

    15. I would worry more about war coming from Europe, the continent with the most experience of war.

      – Will it be an internal war between the forces that want a Central European neo-Habsburg empire and the EU bureaucrats? You should listen to what Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban’s call to arms sounds like.

      – Or a push back against the flood of migrants, as Marine Le Pen is calling for? Hungary is straining at the bit too – they are proud of having protected the European continent from the muslim hordes before, and would gladly do it again.

      – And I wouldn’t put it past the Germans to pick a hot war fight with the US either. They’re bold and brazen enough for it. Take your pick. Plenty of potential wars to choose from. You’ll find some good links in the Woman in the Window article mentioned below.

      In any case, the signs are ominous. And as so often, the powers that be love their symbols. Check out the new Euro note with its new symbol of the goddess of war: The Woman in the Window – a hidden message on the new Euro notes?
      http://globalcitizennews.blogspot.nl/2017/04/the-woman-in-window-hidden-message-on.html

    16. Jerry says:

      I don’t know about the economic side of war but if we do end up going to war one possible positive would be the draft forcing all those whining babies prancing around in their underwear protesting everything Trump to get drafted, maybe this will force some Americans to grow a pair so to speak, Trump isn’t starting a war he’s forced to clean up the mess Obama started, economic gains or not sometimes war is inevitable when reason has been worn out and traitors in our midst have started the snowball rolling.

    17. Donnerjack says:

      Not only an economic boost, but it would rid us of millinials since they are first up in a draft.

    18. Marie says:

      AND becuz all those feminists pushed for equal rights and stuff…now FEMALES can be drafted too!! Haha !

     

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