Dangerous Moves In The New Cold War

Wed, Feb 3, 2016 - 8:28am

Just two weeks after diplomatic overtures gave some optimism to John and Steve, the recently announced plans by the U.S. to quadruple its military presence on the Russian border have left our experts as concerned as they've been at any time in the two years that they've held these weekly discussions.

In case you missed it... A few days ago, there was terrible news out of Washington. In order to counter "Russian aggression", the U.S. Department of "Defense" announced a 4X increase in the component of the military budget designated to "defend" the Baltic States. Part of this $3.4B will be used to create a fully-equipped combat brigade that will rotate around the Baltics. Alarmingly this, for the first time, places U.S. combat forces directly on the Russian border. Recall that at no time during the prior Cold War did U.S. forces advance any farther east than Berlin.

You can read more and follow a bunch of other links by clicking here: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-02/pentagon-will-spend-34-billion...

Again, the stated rationale behind these moves is to counter "Russian aggression". But which side is being the "aggressor" here? One could easily argue that it is the U.S. and NATO, not Russia. Additional bad news this week comes from reports that both the U.S. and Russia are seeking to "update their nuclear forces" in the first moves to develop and maintain new nuclear weapons since the 1980s. Ugh.

Please take the time to listen and fully consider what is discussed here and then be sure to check back each and every Wednesday for updates. John and Steve have been providing this invaluable service for over two years now. Sadly, with no end in sight to The New Cold War, we must hope that they have no plans to stop. These weekly discussions are a must listen for all those concerned about the geo-political consequences of The End of The Great Keynesian Experiment.


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Feb 3, 2016 - 8:36am


Thank you Craig for keeping us informed about events that could be far more profound, and deadly, than just metals markets. And to think I used to consider charges of "American aggression" to be shallow propaganda, and that our "war on terror" was justified. My mother is asking how come I am so "anti-american." I tell her that I am anti-war, that I support the politicians that are anti-war.

Feb 3, 2016 - 8:48am


Hey Charlie, how do you compliment a woman from Maine?

Nice twoth!

Feb 3, 2016 - 8:49am


come on #4

Feb 3, 2016 - 8:51am

Dr J

I agree with you

I believe that it was Richard Maybury that said "your country and government are two separate entities, you can love one and oppose the other"

I want what is best for my family and fellow man in Canada, I am NOT anti- Canadian. I am however very much opposed to government policies in several areas and many would confuse me with being anti-Canadian when in fact I am anti-stupidity in government


Feb 3, 2016 - 9:13am


Twoth??????? How do I compliment a woman anywhere is: Yes Mam!!! No Mam!!! Thank You Mam!!! Keep Stacking

Feb 3, 2016 - 9:27am


It was a veiled attempt to make humor out of my 2nd. Tooth dammit! Nice Tooth! Get it?

legacyelectric ag1969
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:29am

Good one

That was funny.... "wood eye wood eye".....LOL

Feb 3, 2016 - 9:32am


Lets continue the Maine education:

How do you know that the toothbrush was invented in Maine?

If it was invented anywhere else, they'd a called it a teethbrush!


Sorry Charlie.

Feb 3, 2016 - 10:00am

Re good one

Hair lip, hair lip

Feb 3, 2016 - 10:08am

Bottom of the Top 10

Holding on the tail...

I'm sorry, but wasn't it Obama in the 2012 debates that laughed at Romney and said "The Eighties called, they want their Cold war back?" HAR HAR HAR HAR... and Candy gushed and gushed and stroked and stroked his majesty....

If Obama promised Hope and Change to the American public, I guess that would be the same as telling the Pres of Russia he could be more flexible after the election?!?!

Up is down, down is up, right is wrong and wrong is REALLY wrong...

Mr. Fix
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:42am

I think it's a bluff..

Steven Cohen is seriously overestimating America's capabilities right now. For most part, The Pentagon no longer answers to Obama, Russia has already demonstrated its ability to destroy us at will, it can make any of our military hardware completely inert with a flick of a switch, and shut off all of our electronics.

The United States military industrial complex is nothing but welfare for scientists, and contractors, and for the trillions we spend on them, we are getting technology that isn't even as good as what we had a couple of decades ago.

The fact is, Obama is trying to destroy the west, and will leave it completely undefended in the event of war.

This has everything to do with the end of the great Keynesian experiment, which has been a weapon against human civilization ever since people started accepting worthless pieces of paper for real goods and services.

Trillions upon trillions have been stolen, and when people wake up to that fact, they're going to be pissed.

Obama's puppet masters have better plans then hanging from a noose, or paying anyone back.

They intend to kill or enslave to everyone. With such high technology floating around, most of us are considered useless eaters now. The United States and Western Europe has already been plucked clean by the elite, and are no longer needed.

If Steven Cohen was such a good analyst, he wouldn't be so constantly befuddled by Washington DC's actions.

Washington DC has not made one decision in the best interest of its own people for decades.

How can he still only express bewilderment for our national suicide?

On a brighter note, I don't think Putin is taking the bait.

He doesn't see the United States as a serious threat, but he does see Obama's puppet masters for who they are.

His war is with them.

Feb 3, 2016 - 11:00am


Silver at 14.60, something is very wrong and needs to be "fixed" ASAP.

Feb 3, 2016 - 11:08am


can't upload photo

Here is a link

Trump vs Clinton



Feb 3, 2016 - 11:24am

SDS good call Turd

didn't see your post friday until after the close. wasn't able to buy monday was too busy but wired money to trading account yesterday and sold today for 70% profit. Good call Turd.

btw, will look at re-entering friday on anticipation of chinese devaluation for the next week.

i know you were not giving trading advice but the concept sounded good and the stars were lining up.

James Crighton Mr. Fix
Feb 3, 2016 - 11:29am

Mr Fix

.... very astute observations - make total sense. Thanks for posting your thoughts.


Feb 3, 2016 - 12:18pm
Feb 3, 2016 - 12:37pm
Feb 3, 2016 - 12:37pm

Russia to the Rescue: Berlin

Russia to the Rescue: Berlin Could Shed US Subordination With Moscow's Help

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/world/20160202/1034083600/russia-germany-washington-control.html#ixzz3z7yOzIwg

Angry Chef
Feb 3, 2016 - 2:07pm

A US Invasion of Syria Next? Week Sixteen of the Russian

Intervention... The Saker is a great site to follow when trying to understand Russia and what is happening in the World.


Feb 3, 2016 - 6:49pm


Duh!!!! I got it. Lol

AlienEyes Doctor J
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:19pm


You are way behind the times. :-)

1) War is good ..... if a muslim crackpot P.C. liberal commie starts it.

2) No need to hate America anymore. Our government does that for us.

3) War is good ....if it's a war on the middle class, war on white crackers, war on firearms, war on poverty, war on private assets, war against the Bill of Rights or war on conservatives.

Please try to keep up. ;-)

Feb 3, 2016 - 11:37pm


The RAND Corporation, comprised of American military officers and civilian officials, made the projection Tuesday, in an analysis of NATO’s war games in Eastern Europe.

“The games’ findings are unambiguous: As currently postured, NATO cannot successfully defend the territory of its most exposed members,” the report read.


As the United States imposes additional sanctions on Russian individuals under the Magnitsky Act, US Senator John McCain claims that he considers sanctions placed against him by Russia to be a “badge of honor.”

On Monday, the US Department of the Treasury announced that it would add five Russian citizens to its sanctions list. Aleksey Anichin, Yevgeni Antonov, Boris Kibis, Pavel Lapshov, and Oleg Urzhumtsev will have US assets frozen, and be barred from traveling to the United States.


Feb 6, 2016 - 8:40am
Feb 6, 2016 - 8:41am

Yes but Armageddon will never happen

Look at the timetable of global collapse...its here...now!!!

The US buildup on the border was just proposed to be funded by US dollars? The dollar is collapsing

as we speak they don't have the money, the time, or the US citizen support..who hate their government!!

The US just 'gave up' to Russia when Kerry went there and said they agreed with Russia. Kerry even took Victoria Newland with him to eat more crow. And now the Americans are sabre rattling like this. Give me a break every war games that has been done by the US military shows Russia the winner overwhelming. So what are these fools doing? The US economy is in abject total collapse now and they are talking about fighting Russian in 4 or more years...They won't even be around by the end of this year. I think that Professor Cohen and John Batchelor need to look at the world situation in the cold light of day instead of isolating a part of it as they are and showing its potential menace while ignoring the lion at the gates right now..

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