A Russian Explanation
Over the weekend, an original Turdite sent me a link to this very interesting video. You should take time to watch it.
This was posted to YouTube in late November. It's a discussion (lecture) featuring Evgeny Fedorov, who is a Deputy of the State Duma in Russia and chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship. More on Mr. Federov can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevgeny_Alexeyevich_Fyodorov. Apparently, he's a pretty stout Russian nationalist and supporter of President Putin.
It should be noted that this isn't the first time that Mr. Fedorov has gone on record stating that the bankers of The West will soon be coming after Putin and Russia. However, given the recent course of events, including a crashing ruble and sudden Russian interest rate hike, it seems that Mr. Fedorov's ideas merit some discussion. Thus this thread.
Please take a look at this video. It requires about 20 minutes of your time but, if events begin to spin wildly out of control over the next few months, I think you'll be glad that took the time today to consider this perspective.