Iran: The Warning Shot Across the Bow?
Lovely news to wake up to on a Saturday morning - Iran is sending warships close to United States maritime borders in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, ever. Why? From the AP report:
The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to U.S. naval deployments near its own coastlines.
Uh-huh. Greaaat. Do doomsday scenarios of short-range nukes being used as EMPs come to mind? Or have I just been reading too much fear porn recently?
It does seem like something is "in the air" right now. Granted, a good number of us have been waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop for years. I'm guessing a good number of folks are almost tired of waiting and just want the darn implosion to happen already:
Bring it on! Get it over with!
I'm not one of those people. I'm perhaps irrationally "hoping" for a slow decline, or a soft reset that would screw up people's bank accounts and wreak a good deal of havoc, but ultimately Life Would Go On As We Know It. I have yoga classes to go to, for pete's sake!
Yet, I can't shake this underlying feeling of dread, as if something's coming. It could just be that with so much "shoe-drop waiting" (SDW) that we're manufacturing more fear than is necessary. But I happened to catch a snippet of the radio show Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis the other night. Quite a few callers were expressing that they had some sort of "inside knowledge" (or at least heard through the doomer grapevine) that the "Big Reset" was coming soon, sometime in late March of 2014.
That seems a bit too soon to me. But what do I know? I know nothing. I have no inside knowledge, no "Bankster Insider" to meet in dimly lit parking garages as my special source. I, like you, have just a lot of information coming at me, some good, some a bit dubious. I just try to look at all the puzzle pieces and connect the dots - which is a poor mixed metaphor but exemplifies the sort of mental hoop-jumping it takes to sift through the information overload.
Such information overload means that a lot of people have opinions on things that they really aren't that well-versed on. For example, one caller on Ground Zero shared his belief that Bitcoin was going to become the One World Currency because you could just create value out of thin air with it and nothing needed to be "produced" to tie value to the electronic coin.
Clyde Lewis pointed out that this is not too far from what we have now! However, I was disappointed that Lewis admitted he was a "bit" clueless about Bitcoin and didn't understand that it wasn't just a non-existent entity that could be whipped up with a keystroke, but the opposite - a digital currency based on very complex computer algorithms. This does not mean Bitcoin isn't a trojan horse...but that's for another column. Lewis ended his time with the caller with a little joke he made up, that Bitcoin was a BITtttcccch. Get it? Haha. (Cough.)
At any rate, Clyde Lewis has been reporting the mysterious suicides/deaths of some bankers recently. He wrote:
"After I was alerted to these suspicious deaths, there were colleagues of mine who were writing me saying that, while they are not conspiracy theorists, they are leaning towards the idea that there must be something suspicious going in and that it may indicate that we are about to see the destruction of the world banking system and that many people will be left broke, or implicated in scandals that will rock the world."
For more background, you should also read the latest insightful article by our very own JY896 titled "Astroturf War."
One more thing - and I realize that this may seem to be unrelated, but I do tend to think holistically (you know, connecting puzzle pieces and dots together and all that).
Has anyone else noticed how little good will is in the air for this year's Olympics? I remember, back in the day, how the time surrounding Olympics seemed positive, exciting, and unifying. In fact, that was the purpose of the Olympics - to promote peace by bringing the world together in friendly competition.
Now, the Western media seems dead set and determined to make Putin look bad. Progressives are ticked off about Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" policies. News stories focus on lighting glitches, and an allegedly racist anti-Obama tweet by one of the Olympic torch bearers. Western journalists are upset because they have to deal (gasp!) with real world bathrooms. This has to be one of the pettiest and tensest Olympics since Jesse Owens gave Adolf Hitler a big, black middle finger.
I'll bet Obama is still ticked to high heaven that Putin stomped all over his Syria war plans.
So what's Putin's game? Joel Skousen is predicting a nuclear war with Russia and China, with North Korea as the catalyst.
Who would win that one? I've have to place my bets on Vladimir Putin, the "Leopard Whisperer," who casually snuggled with a dangerous feline (the same cat who later attacked the journalists filming the event). That little leopard cub probably would have bitten Obama's arm off. Putin is a bad-ass. We're in trouble!
Why not just put Putin in the ring with Obama and let them duke it out, MMA-style? Maybe throw a leopard and a live bear in for added challenge. Now that's a fight I'd like to see! Actually, on second thought, maybe not. I'm not a fan of Obama, but I'd not be too keen on seeing Obamaguts smeared all over the cage. How about just put Putin in there with a live bear? By the end Putin would have the bear rolling on his back wanting his belly scratched.
Waittaminute...maybe Putin is prepping his leopard cub to go take out Western bankers while he has Iran saber rattling in the Atlantic while he scoops up all the Bitcoins (and gold) in the world when we're not looking. And then he's going to announce at the end of the Olympics that he's King of the World.
OK, probably not. But there's tension in the air for a reason. What do you think?