Cold War Heating Up

Wed, Aug 17, 2016 - 9:40am

After reports of an armed "skirmish" in Crimea, there are now steps being taken by both Ukraine and Russia which might enflame the crisis. Thus, as usual, this week's JBSFC is required listening.

So, as it stands today, the Minsk Accords look to be crumbling and the fragile peace of the past 18 months appears to be in jeopardy.

Again, we've been posting these weekly discussions since February of 2014 simply because this is the most dangerous international conflict since The Cuban Missile Crisis. It is imperative that you stay on top of this situation and these Batchelor-Cohen podcasts are, hands-down, the single best way to stay objectively informed.


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Aug 17, 2016 - 9:44am


had beers with Collin Kettell last night, pretty cool guy. Loves junior miners and likely to do very well when this bull takes off.

Pretty clear division between market gamblers and money stackers (I hope all do some of both).

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:53am
Aug 17, 2016 - 9:58am

Second on the stool

keeping it warm...

in case you can't open the link above

Aug 17, 2016 - 10:05am

Fourth . . Oh, Oh

Sorry, Marchas . . .

Keep stacking!

Aug 17, 2016 - 10:14am
Dyna mo hum
Aug 17, 2016 - 10:28am
Aug 17, 2016 - 10:30am

Repost of a trail tip from prior thread

"Liberty's Last Stand" by Steven Coonts.

it is a startling yet chilling tome about how "Barry" finds an excuse to impose martial law, start filling the FEMA camps up with opposition people from a long existing list of previously identified folks, suspends habeas corpus, and ultimately cancels Novembers elections and starts and effort to seize all guns. Needless to say "this can't be good". It is a provoking read. 

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:16pm

See this

Aug 17, 2016 - 4:49pm

If we can make it through

the election with war, we can right this ship.

abundance Swineflogger
Aug 17, 2016 - 7:42pm
Aug 17, 2016 - 7:44pm

from this week's conversation..I learned Iran

aided Russia in the WW2...didn't know that..and no one ever mentions Iran 

being involved in that war..

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:24pm

Yah, how bout that?

I didn't know that, either. Pretty interesting.

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:07am

Iran was part of the British "empire" during WW2

The Germans and the need for Oil developed a "second front" for the British by "creating" or "feeding" muslim hostility against the British. Some would even argue that this was the beginning of the "Muslim Brotherhood" that would be bankrolled by the Allies after WW2.

Story is too complicated because sides change very often depending on who backs who and the rest rise up etc... We love you today, but no longer need you tomorrow, but want you next month. Russians were very good after WW2 finding the polar opposites that the remaining Allies supported... Bottom line, the fight for oil and control of Middle East was considered to run through Iran, which was high jacked by the Saudis in the mid 70's. Interesting timing between the defeat of the Shah of Iran and the rise of the Petrol Dollar via Saudi Arabia.

Iranians/Persians have long history with the Russians going back centuries.

Safety Dan
Aug 18, 2016 - 10:50am

Six Weeks Ago Putin Warned

Six Weeks Ago Putin Warned U.S. Actions Leading to “Irreversible Direction.” Mainstream Media Silent

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by AnonWatcher

The United States is fast falling out of favour internationally. This week witnessed a declaration of war against the West by North Korea as the Korean War heats up to a boiling point for the first time since the 1950’s Armistice. This followed President Vladimir Putin’s dire warning in June – to international journalists – that the world is heading to war because of American actions.

“It’s only you that [they] tells these fables and you buy it and spread it to the citizens of your countries. Your people do not feel a sense of the impending danger, this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? That is the problem. But they pretend like nothing’s going on…ah, I don’t even know how to get through to you people anymore,” Putin stated at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, 2016.

These words should be front page news…

More here:

Aug 18, 2016 - 11:29am

Be sure to see this

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:55pm

what a beautifully taken photo turd

I am sure it was not "created"

baby stroller...check.... evil people hurt babies

destroyed buildings...check...people need a place to live evil people destroy those places

courageous fighters helping fallen comrade...check... these soldiers are righteous, no man left behind

bombs going off...check... dangerous situation

fortunately there was a reporter there to take this picture to report the truth


Man am I getting cynical :-)

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:36pm
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