Foreign Affairs

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Sat, Nov 26, 2011 - 12:55pm

Next week is shaping up to be an extremely volatile and tense week. At the surface, there is the ongoing concern over the EU and the future of the euro. Bubbling below the surface is something far more dangerous.

First, on Wednesday, there was this:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/aircraft-carrier-cvn-77-parks-next-door-syria-just-us-urges-americans-leave-country-immediately

Which was followed by this:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/russia-retaliates-against-us-puts-radar-station-combat-alert-prepares-take-out-european-missile

The only article I found concerning Medvedev's speech managed to minimize the concern by pointing out that all of the bluster was likely just "posturing before the next Russian presidential election". What the author failed to point out, however, is that Medvedev isn't running for re-election. Hmmm. So what do we make of it? What is going on here? Let's refer to the ageless wisdom of Admiral Painter:

Russians don't take a dump, son...

The Russians are clearly trying to send a signal to the U.S., NATO and the Arab League to NOT attack Syria and depose Assad the way they did Gaddafi. Syria is a longtime Russian ally in the region.

OK, so then we get this, from the media arm of The Mossad:

https://www.debka.com/article/21519/

Why would the Turks or the Israelis go to the trouble of wiping out 6 of Syria's "top pilots" if they weren't planning on assuming control of Syrian airspace in the near future?

https://news.yahoo.com/turkey-says-no-longer-tolerate-syria-bloodshed-113444151.html

And then we get this, also from debka. Looks like the Russian "plan" is escalating, too:

https://www.debka.com/article/21521/

Then, today, we are treated to this. Nothing like pissing off Pakistan, too, and at just the wrong time. You can bet your arse there will be mass rioting and anti-U.S. demonstrations in Pakistan over the next few days. Will there be sufficient chaos to unseat the ruling generals?

https://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/26/us-pakistan-nato-idUSTRE7AP03S20111126

Just for a little background and color:

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat

And, to top it all off, there's this:

https://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iran-general-threatens-retaliation-against-israel-nuclear-sites-1.397789

And this:

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iran-threatens-hit-turkey-us-israel-attack-15032413#.TtEtds1OBhs

So, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Rest and relax but keep an eye on the headlines. Perhaps this will all just blow over. Could we be so lucky? I fear the worst, however, so I'll leave you with one more bit of wisdom and experience from Admiral Painter.

We'll Be Lucky to Live Through It

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  224 Comments

dumpster
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:01pm

sniff

chavez gold was delivered in sept .. most all of it

this news was a wag the dog .. made up B.S. story

story was to cover up the real story of the gold delivery.. maybe even a cover for whats really happening .

B.S. for public consumption

punchbowl
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:06pm

Right cap'n

Find Lindsay Williams exceedingly annoying yet it looks like more of his predictions are reaching fruition. Heard a clip recently (not sure of the date it was issued) where he is asserting that "without a doubt the Euro will fall first. Then the dollar will fall within 2 to 3 weeks."

hmmm

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Nov 26, 2011 - 4:14pm

From Iran's PressTV

https://www.presstv.ir/

Iran attacks Turkey's NATO shield, if hit A senior Iranian commander says NATO's missile shield in Turkey will be the first target if Iran is attacked. »See more articles
SteveW
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:24pm

A line in the sand

I agree entirely that Medvedev's threat against the European missile bases was his way of saying "keep your hands of Syria".

Having lived through the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 as a young adult I can unequivocally state that we are nowhere near that level of tension. However at that time we had very capable diplomatic resources in the White House. Now State is headed by a psychopath with more balls than most men and the Nobel Laureate President who doesn't know his own mind until he is informed of it. In fact I trust the Russians far more than the US for an ability to seek to defuse any situation that looks like a headlong rush into global war.

Interesting times.

dumpster
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:27pm

some time the stories are

some time the stories are about the same made up junk about iraq and collen powell

the war on terror and american lie . every thing from 9-11 onward are lies and propaganda designed to show how dense and believing the crowds are

every thing from the lips of the politicians the paid for news people is a 0rwellian B.S. story springs from every avenue. the news is manufacture B.S. for the most part/

taking in hook line and sinker by the trusting sheep.. oh the government could not do that .

as they continue the lies .

why post all this stuff about iran ,, do you know if it has a shred of reliability

the jewish web site debki is pure propaganda and any thing from the mouth of a jewish political system is a lie three times over

the iranians are not three months until atomic bombs .. varified 100 times by the inspectors ..

the iranians are not the ones to be feared / only fear the loss of your liberty .

which after the 9-11 lies has been a fact of just looking .

punchbowl
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:38pm

breaking

The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CIA is suspected of using for unmanned drones.

https://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-demands-us-vacate-suspected-drone-183904830.html

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Nov 26, 2011 - 4:38pm

dumpster

Your entitled to your opinions, but your dumpster is overflowing with garbage imo.

Taking a shot at TF above and the subsequent one sentence diatribes reeks of a dumpster.

Louie
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:39pm

Even if there is no shooting, next week looks bad

We had 3 downgrades in Europe over the US holidays.

Hungary- cut to junk

Portugal- cut to junk

and Belgium cut to AA from AA+

Italy's 2 year bond (average) up to 7.8%

Belgium in special budget talks thought the weekend because of their downgrade. None of this is good news. It will be interesting to see what happens Sunday night as Asia & Europe open.

Links to news articles located in this post:

https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/361020#comment-361020

ewc58
Nov 26, 2011 - 4:47pm

Dumpy

Boy I guess that whole log in ordeal really got your knickers in a twist?

Did Turd not clearly label Debka as a media arm of Mossad? TF is simply arranging some puzzle pieces above. Letting us do most of the analysis of what they may mean. In a nutshell, that's how it works here.

Now take a few breaths and calm down. You've not said anything many here do not already know. Some for many years.

Try listening more. If you want to add something of value, please do. Without the 'tude.

Fortinbras
Nov 26, 2011 - 5:09pm
zilverreiger
Nov 26, 2011 - 5:30pm

Fortinbras

50.28.23.14

ping it yourself next time

Fortinbras
Nov 26, 2011 - 5:37pm

@zilverreiger...

I know I can ping it, maybe you should wonder why I'm asking if people know it and have it saved somewhere. ;)

zilverreiger
Nov 26, 2011 - 5:41pm

dns is still up here Expires

dns is still up here Expires on: 03-Dec-11

Fortinbras
Nov 26, 2011 - 5:44pm

@zilverreiger...

You're thinking too small... never mind.

Ferd Torgerson
Nov 26, 2011 - 6:07pm

Fortinbras

Don't think I've seen you post since we got our posts deleted by the mods last Friday for dissing a troll.

Are you back home now? How is all this mess overseas sounding to you?

Regards

Ferd

Jexy
Nov 26, 2011 - 6:22pm

When Innovation Changes the Perceived Path

This site is by far the place for Precious Metals people to collectively share knowledge. Thank you, TF for sharing your research and helping to expand the awareness of the Precious Metals Markets.

There are 2 recent books worth putting on your information list. Audio version (one for driving) of "RED ALERT", Dr. Stephen Leeb, and Gregory Dorsey. Another is "CURRENCY WARS", Jim Rickards (I'm reading this one now since the audio version is not out.). Dr. Leeb and Mr. Rickards are also comment on the KWN news site. (Long time attendees of this site know that.) These 2 books combine to give some of the back ground for what is coming in the not too distant future baring the advent of anything new on the horizon. There lies the search for impact making technologies that can change the current path of the future.

There are a couple of note worthy events in the wings that will be repressed if the empire is to keep ruling the markets. "E-Cat" has been somewhat secretive in the testing of a new method for cold fusion by Andrea Rossi. Keep an eye on this. It is supposed to be funded by an unnamed US customer.

https://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-10/29/rossi-success

This process utilizes nickel but in such small amounts that 5 nickels could electrically power your home for a month. Who in the energy producing sector would like to keep that one off the market?

The next one hits near and dear to our heart. Silver, long caught in the realm of commodity and precious metal due in a major part for it’s' property’s of conductivity and heat resistance. Enter the new technology Kryron. Most colleges I have investigated have a science section (funded by government and corporate grants) working on carbon nanotube issues that need answering for large scale commercialization. What happens when copper is no longer needed for buss bars? Read the link below to see that Kryron is reported to have surpassed COPPER in conductivity.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110614005514/en/Bourque-Industries-Kryron-Excels-Electrical-Conductivity-Testing

Does anyone know how the conductivity of Kryron compares to Silver? Kryron is reported to be HIGHLY CORROSION RESISTANT and is also used for anode and cathode material. Could this be technology in metal alloys that can push silver off the commodity end? So I'll pose the question again in greater detail, “What are the comparative physical properties between Silver and Kryron?”

What we know now is a major advantage for Kryron is that it is much lighter than both copper and silver. The logistical values alone for transportation energy consumption are huge if viewed globally. Currently China imports huge quantities of copper and they are already the world’s largest producers of Aluminum (the base metal of the alloy Kryron). Less importation equals lower costs for manufacturing and frees up that money for more investment.

Armor plating is only one application for Kryron where it is also reportedly outperforming the current technology in this area. This armor material can be used for personnel bullet proof vests, vehicles, planes, and ships. It is now also reported to be able to jump into the engine manufacturing in applications where aluminum blocks are currently used. Think even bigger! China is becoming one of the largest silver consumers on the planet due to their solar panel industry. In this application, electrical and thermal conductivity are important factors for the use of the material.

I don't have the info, but if anyone can put together a material property comparison sheet between Silver and Kryron and share it with the TFMR readers it would be helpful to understand how this technology might break free Silver from the electrical applications currently chained to it. If Silver is freed from those locked in applications, then there could be a drop or long term stabilization in the price of Silver due to an over abundance in supply. This is not a panic statement so calm down. There will be time to see this coming or in some people’s minds there may be time to stop this. Ramp up times, scales of commercialization, and the ability to not allow the technology to fall into the hands of China are relevant to this discussion since they are by far the largest Aluminum producers in the world and this would fall directly in the realm of increasing the electrical infrastructure of their country (Red Alert). It may well fall into our country's desire to update our electrical grid to accept more sources of electrical generation without the restriction of limited copper supplies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_aluminium_production

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_copper_production

I've also noticed that the once the company went public it has been flowing with the market and there are claims of it being shorted.

https://www.google.com/finance?q=PINK:BORK click on the YTD to see the company's life on the stock market.

It is strange how a company that reportedly has a number of other patents pending to capture the application of this material in other markets sold for $1.08 (Yes, a dollar and eight cents a share) when the markets closed on Friday after Thanksgiving. It appears to be down over 80% from its highs.

I am not saying to buy anything here. I am asking for other interested parties that may have been following Kryron and its impact on the Silver market to share their observations or research on this forum.

Ken Blanchard aptly stated, "None of us is as smart as all of us."

Thanks again TF for increasing my awareness of Silver. Now, when I read or watch something I question, "What or how might the information have relevance to the Precious Metals."

Bsong
Nov 26, 2011 - 6:22pm
Mammoth SteveW
Nov 26, 2011 - 6:27pm

Re: 'A Line in the Sand; @ 4:24p.m.

"I agree entirely that Medvedev's threat against the European missile bases was his way of saying "keep your hands of Syria"."

- - - - - -

Am I the only person here who recalls Russia making a similar threat months ago - about placing missiles in its western province Kaliningrad to target the US missile shield sites that will be placed in Poland, Romania, and Turkey?

On the surface, to be bringing this up again does indeed appear to be pre-election gorilla chest pounding, in that it will cause Russians to 'rally around the flag.' However, taken in context of the present tensions involving Syria, this indicates Russia is indeed an opponent to be considered before any joint international action is taken against Syria.

Also worth noting is the strong disdain which Russia's leaders have toward the US President.

dumpster
Nov 26, 2011 - 6:35pm

DrkPurpleHaze on i took no

DrkPurpleHaze on

i took no shot at turd .. and just made a statement of fact on the log in information... as far as the one liners

how about 9-11 was a 11 man operation .. and all that jazz .

debka files had nothing to do with turd .and was just a notation on the amount of time spent in examining a big lie

as far as taking a second breath . stick a towel in your mouth .

i have a fairly good handle on things in my opinion

and to see the amount of B.S. thrown out on blogs ... with no person taking issue makes discussion meaningless . as long as a person can not respound ....and the 9-11 in you opinion was something the evil terror people did ..

glad you run interference for the turd .. aa if he does not have a sense of his own worth and needs .. 30 year old middle line backers to make things right

ewc58
Nov 26, 2011 - 6:54pm

Hey wait a sec Dumpy

That's Mister 53 year old interference running middle line backer to you, capiche?

retireyoung
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:04pm

Life will end soon

Geez--so far today I have counted at least seven and distinct ways life or economic life on our planet will soon end.

How about this as a theory--and it is as good as any other here. December 31, 2012 will see a world pretty much the same as it will be on December 31, 2011.

I notice that the POS ended 2010 at just under $31.00 an ounce. It is now just over $31 an ounce. Am I a sheeple for thinking that the world as we know it will not end soon or are the sheeples those who bought silver this year at near $50 ounce thinking that it would soon go to $100 an ounce.

I am just advising that not EVERTHING is going to go wrong and lots of things will go right in this world.

dumpster ewc58
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:04pm

still a very young buck lol

still a very young buck lol ..

and 53 year old middle line backer ,,

pheeseas
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:05pm

RED ALERT: Vote on Nov. 28th:

RED ALERT: Vote on Nov. 28th: A Bill That Would Define the USA as a Battlefield and Citizens as ‘the Enemy’ and Would Authorize Indefinite Detention of Anyone Anywhere WITHOUT Trial

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[Ed Note: Is it any surprise that S.3081 is sponsored by traitor to the Constitution, Senator John McCain? Contact your "Representative" HERE RIGHT NOW to oppose this tyrannical, unconstitutional and Un-American Bill.]

from InvestmentWatchBlog.com:

Here is what I know, we have the enemy belligerents act of 2010 which allows the president to declare anyone anywhere an ememy belligerent without evidence, which means you are not protected by the constitution because you are not a citizen. And now we have a bill coming to the floor that would define the USA as a battlefield and Citizens as the enemy and would authorize indefinite military detention of anyone anywhere without trial.

S.3081 – Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 Text

https://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/03/enemy-belligerent-interrogation-detention-and-prosecution-act-2010

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

Fema Detention Camp Locations

More info on Camps and REX 84

Rex 84

Rex 84 wiki

It’s basically designed to allow us to detain enemy belligerents indefinitely if they meet certain criteria:

Read More @ InvestmentWatchBlog.com

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Nov 26, 2011 - 7:06pm

Ramble On

Ramble On - Led Zeppelin (with lyrics)
Economical Disaster
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:16pm

retireyoung

You're like the space cadets I talk to at my morning coffee shop. Its like they live in another world oblivious to the real world and CHANGING TRENDS. The refuse to understand it, I predict they will lose everything they own.

Economical Disaster
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:20pm

Mayan Documentary Will Show

Mayan Documentary Will Show Evidence of Alien Contact, Says Mexico (Exclusive)

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:52am EDT

EXCLUSIVE

A new documentary about Mayan civilization will provide evidence of extraterrestrial contact with the ancient culture, according to a Mexican government official and the film's producer.

"Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," currently in production, will claim the Mayans had contact with extraterrestrials, producer Raul Julia-Levy revealed to TheWrap.

"Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists," said Julia-Levy, son of actor Raul Julia.

https://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/26/idUS333894436320110926

2turdledoves
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:27pm

Looks like dollar drop time

https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=%24USD&p=D&b=5&g=0&id=p87957708035

Daily chart shows nice double top. Euro has sunk enough so might be a good time to prop up again despite bad fundamentals. Sure TPTB could find something bad happening to USD.

pforth
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:36pm

Wynter Benton...

You've got 3 trading days left and around $20 of price lifting to do. Better get started bright and early on Monday :(

Economical Disaster
Nov 26, 2011 - 7:38pm

Wynter Benton...

No its $45 by Nov 30 thats around $14 more..

pforth
Nov 26, 2011 - 8:11pm

Wynter Benton...

I stand corrected.. Just $14... that's a cinch!

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