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At this critical hour, it is extremely important that you listen to this week's Batchelor-Cohen Ukraine discussion. The diplomacy is frantic and events are moving quickly. Therefore, you need to remain as fully aware and alert as possible.

Just think about this for a moment...

The U.S. is very likely in the final preparations of an announcement to arm and train the military forces of the Kiev government. If this happens, it will lead to a dramatic escalation of the conflict and the ultimate consequences are impossible to predict. Just one scenario is described in this link from ZH:

Frantic diplomatic efforts are now underway to prevent this. Consider this for a moment....just last week:

  • Secretariat of State Horseface was in Kiev announcing that a decision on arming Kiev with NATO weapons would come as soon as next (this) week.
  • Immediately, Merkel and Hollande fly to Kiev to meet with Poroshenko
  • They then fly directly to Moscow to meet with Putin
  • After a stop in Munich, Merkel flies directly to Washington to meet with Woody

Again, take a second to consider those events. The leaders of Germany and France drop everything they're doing and suddenly depart on a whirlwind tour of Kiev, Moscow and Washington? Do you not think we are at a critical hour in this crisis?? And yet the American media yawns and focuses on more pressing items such as the Grammys and Bruce Jenner's upcoming sex change operation.

Again please, I BEG YOU, listen to this entire podcast and then remain alert and aware. Pray that this doesn't evolve into a wider war. However, understand the fact that, regardless of the outcome, these events are rapidly accelerating the world toward financial crisis and TEOTGKE.

These are historic, yet frightening, times. Continue to prepare accordingly.


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Feb 11, 2015 - 8:53am



Feb 11, 2015 - 8:53am

Missed that one~!

Bruce Jenner's sex-change operation?
I guess I was asleep in the bushes again, huh?

Missed that one~!

Feb 11, 2015 - 8:56am


Turd..... now to listen and read

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:10am

A Thought

We all have an inner belief system, that hopes the governments of the world want peace. We think that our individual governments are controlled by leaders of great wisdom. However, behind that huge curtain, behind closed doors, back in the shadows, a system set in motion to destroy all of God's creation. 

I remember the last big conflict with the USSR. Many Americans were building small concrete bomb shelters in their back yards as Kennedy stood against the tide from the great Bear of the world. We really did not understand the effects of atomic bombs falling on America. Things were set on a "hold" until a later date but time is running out. 

All of the prepping, all the stacking, all the bugout bags, all the caves in those hills in Montana and all the organic supplies, will not stand in the evil day which is coming on mankind. We have allowed the continual degeneration of all things to creep into our homes and country and now the chickens are roosting in all quarters. jmo Jim

Sound Money Minnow
Feb 11, 2015 - 9:31am

Latest from Eric Sprott

Decided to share this again for anyone interested. Eric Sprott is pretty down to earth, for a billionaire. Very credible as far as I am concerned. Plus a former A2A guest of Turd, I think. I know he has skin in the game. Wonder what others in our thread think of his credibility? Good fortune to all my fellow travelers.

Eric Sprott: Expect Physical Gold Backing of Currencies Within Next Decade
AIJ abguy4
Feb 11, 2015 - 10:00am

It is hysterical

The world is in turmoil and all the main stream media have to report on is Madonna's butt and Jenner's sex change.

This is why:

  1. I don't vote
  2. I don't read newspapers
  3. I don't watch TV
Feb 11, 2015 - 10:00am

Nothing is changing from this

Nothing is changing from this "frantic" diplomacy of appeasement. Russia will get its Ukrainian territories it plans to grab in response of USA push this spring. There will be no war because of this as Europe has given up already in last September, in Minsk ( Munich-2) agreements. Enough aggression will be generated by Ukrainians and USA- but not more- to force Russians to come over or use Novorosiija proxies to divide Ukraine in 2 and move it off the Black sea.

Europe are just puppets playing some game they want to play for history books but having no say in already decided USA Russia strategic decisions. 

After Russia gets its Ukraine share this spring/summer, it will look for partition of Central Asia together with China, take Kazahstan, and look to take Azerbaijan, or at least turn it into an ally. This will happen in autumn 2015. 

After that in spring 2016 Russia will be ready to push into Europe-Baltics, Finland, then Romania Serbia etc.

Somewhere along this road David Rockefeller will die -in 2015 of 2016- and the power vacuum behind him and fight for succession in Emperors family/court will encourage Russia and others to attempt risking more changes to the world vain in the end, but causing great uncertainty and bloodletting in the meantime.

The King is dead, long live the King.

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:04am

Looks like

normal price action at 10 this morning

nothing to see here, just a few algos at work

Oh wait, I have some fiat to convert to real money.....thank you, thank you thank you


Stack till it hurts

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:20am

Lada’s Predictions:

Lada’s Predictions: Petrodollar Timeline, Russia’s Game and Ukraine’s Future

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:22am

What I was waiting for

Gold just dipped below the last level of support @ 1230 on the uptrending slope that was helping the bulls case. I wonder how much time it will take for the pain in the Gold&Silver market to manifest itself and how deep the manipulation will be , maybe 1000s ? Andy Maguire must be looking @ Gold and seeing even more strength now .

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:22am

Never get advice from the guy at the bottom of the class

Russia says that arming the Ukraine will be viewed as an act of war

Merkel says use diplomacy, do not arm Ukraine

Our dunce in congress, John "I ejected and forgot to keep my arms in and broke them" McCain says arm Ukraine.

And RobertKagan, Vicky "F the EU" Nulands hubby, was McCains foreign policy advisor.

War is a certainty and it will be a disaster. I am sorry Ukrainians. I did what I could.

AIJ alivecatbounce
Feb 11, 2015 - 10:28am

Close to McHughs target

"As for Gold and Mining stocks, Gold and the HUI are declining in a correction of the rally that broke out in January 2015. The price action recently looks like an {a} down, {b} up, {c} down correction. Wave {c} down could take Gold toward 1,215ish and GLD toward 117ish over the next few days. See chart on page 29, which shows this decline is nearly complete. Once those lows are reached, a strong rally should resume. Our HUI key trend-finder indicators remain on a Buy signal, which have been telling us that upside momentum has the power it needs to generate a rising trend, which we have seen. The HUI has been essentially flat over the past three weeks, a correction of the recent rally. Once the correction completes, Mining stocks should resume their larger trend rally."

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:34am


Well if the MIC cannot drum up some weapons business by waging a war with Russia over Ukraine, then try to get one going against the "Islamic state".

No doubt in my mind this means Syria will be priority #1 and by extension another shot at engaging Russia in the conflict.

MIC business plan...create ISIS, train ISIS, arm ISIS, kill ISIS

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:35am

McHughs ABCDEFG targets

Yes , sure , a strong rally to the downside .

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:39am


Great Deal but only one roll just about spot and free shipping. Also the price is in tune with the spot price as it will be going up and down. Keep Stacking

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:42am

caption contest on ol yellen

"Why does she get invited to DSK's sex parties and I don't?"

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:43am

Islamic State

is geographically the planet earth.

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:46am


and market watch is suggesting that the new safe havens are polish and israeli currency, definitely not gold...sheesh.

Joseph Warren
Feb 11, 2015 - 10:53am

WAR is how they turn over the table . . .

when their Ponzi game inevitably collapses. Same dynamic which led to WWI, which most historians are puzzled as to why it was fought. The banksters bled Britain dry and their industry could no longer compete against Germany.

The psychopaths have much more destructive toys to play with now.

Perhaps this is the kind of test that all sentient mortal beings must pass by the Creator?

" What will they do with their free will ? Are they wise enough not to destroy themselves ? "

Joseph Warren realitybiter
Feb 11, 2015 - 10:57am

re: fwiw

Can't let the sheep think that dangerous events are going on. Need to strangle the PM canary in the coal mine.

Mr. Fix
Feb 11, 2015 - 11:12am

My “take” on all this…

Okay, I listened.

Now for some answers…

Stephen does not seem to grasp the nature of Washington DC at all, even last week he stated “I do not know what is motivating Washington DC”. How could he be missing this?

They want war! The Teleprompter in chief answers solely to the Western banking cabal, and so does everyone else within the Beltway.

Stephen's assertion today that there is “a great debate within Washington” as to whether or not to arm the Ukrainian government is farcical on its face.

There is no debate, although there might be a little bit of theater. There is no opposition to war against Russia within the DC Beltway, none whatsoever.

Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, and the rest of the independent nations comprising the euro zone are becoming cognizant of this fact.

Stephen also asserts today that the euro zone needs Washington DC for its own defense, but then the question becomes, against who?

To me, the old saying that “all wars are banker wars”, seems to have gone astray this time around. The United States is actively trying to build both sides of the war in the Middle East, as Obama is now “trying to get” a declaration of war against Isis in Iraq. He will undoubtedly receive such authorization, as well as authorization to arm the crap out of Kiev, but as I see it, Washington DC has a major defection, that it needs to overcome. Namely, the Pentagon.

Right now, all war and all terrorism is being created solely by the CIA out of Langley Virginia, and to the best of my understanding, the rest of the world knows it.

Ever since the Benghazi murder of Amb. Stevens, the US military is no longer taking orders from their commander-in-chief. They know full well that he is a domestic enemy.

So even if these “authorizations” come to fruition, it is still stagecraft trying to rope in other countries to fight a war, any war that can be used as an excuse for the collapse of the global economy.

Russia and China do not need to engage in this war, the collapse is mathematically guaranteed at this point, and Washington DC is currently little more than a paper tiger.

Sure, they can print up billions of worthless paper notes and hand them to the Ukrainian government, but without any real military hardware, or soldiers, there can be no war. This is also true in the Middle East, as Isis is cruising around in American-made vehicles, using American-made weaponry, and using Hollywood style propaganda videos trying to rope the rest of the world into a war, all the intelligence agencies are seeing the illusion.

The only target for destruction is the United States, and it's coming from within its own borders. As much as Washington DC can be claiming that they are “isolating Russia”, in reality, it is the United States that is being intentionally isolated and destroyed. Vladimir Putin knows this, it is unlikely he will be provoked.

With all the talk of upcoming “World War III”, I am dubious as to whether it can be possible without some other major players entering the fray.

This war is primarily economic, a smokescreen to hide the crimes against humanity by the Rothschild banking cartel.

Vladimir Putin is well aware of who its true opposition is, all he needs to do is stay clear of the implosion.

The real up-and-coming war will be largely a Civil War internal to the United States, but it is at this point entirely possible that some other countries may align themselves with patriotic Americans to defeat the enemies within.

I've been saying for a long time that without the complete defeat of what we euphemistically call the “Evil Empire," it is unlikely that our “stacks” will appreciate much in value. This is also true for the rest of the planet who have been preparing for the upcoming economic Armageddon.

This is the real war being waged behind the scenes, everything else is theatrical at this point.

The stakes are high, it comes down to a war between global autocratic tyranny against the freedom from slavery of the human race.

Hopefully, if cooler heads prevail overseas, they offer little threat to us.

Our real adversary are the genocidal kleptocrats on Wall Street, and Washington DC. They have obviously engaged a “scorched earth” policy.

The rest of the planet may well unite against them, in the interests of saving the planet on which we live.

Stephen F Cohen really needs to look at a bigger picture than the one he sees.

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:15am

Minsk Today

Hollande, Merkel, Putin and Poroshenko all already in Minsk today for talks in the Normandy format. There might be a cease fire that comes out of this...maybe.

But regardless, the larger geopolitical conflict between the U.S. and Russia continues on. At best, any peace deal today is just a temporary hiatus to the shooting aspect of the conflict.

EDIT: Apparently, Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky, DNR and LNR premiers, respectively, are Also in Minsk today

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:21am

When Cohen speaks of "the war party"

He is speaking of the neocons. The neocon connection to Israeli interests is nuts. Look at who they are and where they come from. They are either Israeli passport holders or may as well be. I personally have nothing but respect for all Jews, but I am an American citizen and citizen of no other Country. Japan is an ally, once an enemy. Ditto for Germany. Is it not possible that Countries that our supposedly our ally are really an enemy? Is it not possible that they are using our might for their interests not ours? There is no way Israel can take on the Middle East militarily.....but they can if they suck us in......and they need to fight Russia.

Personally, I am encouraged when I see Woody dig in his heels agains Israels aggressive action and tone. We have to quit biasing what we see by the filters (anti-semite, anti-semite!!) that have been constructed. Listen to Cohen!!! He is Jewish and he voted for Obama!! He knows who and what these neocons are.

Wesley Clark laid it all out 8 years ago. Is he Nostradamus or just using his eyes? How many Kagans have been sent to war?"

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years

This was all written by the neocons in the 90's!!! Then they filled Bush's cabinet.....

He is right about the Middle WW2 the Middle East was carved up for the sake of oil interests....and we are paying for it today.....

Neocons need to be called out.

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:21am

@ Mr. Fix Re: your take on all this

"Stephen does not seem to grasp the nature of Washington DC at all, even last week he stated “I do not know what is motivating Washington DC”. How could he be missing this?"

Perhaps he knows but dares not say (publicly)

I suspect the same may be said of many others as well...

Joseph Warren
Feb 11, 2015 - 11:27am

Stephen Cohen . . .

I really appreciate Prof Cohen's insights on Russia. I listen to all his interviews with great interest. That said, the man has his blind spots. He admitted to voting for O . . . twice. The first time was bad enough, but after all the evidence of 4 years, he voted for him again? (Personally, I have no regard for any of the demorepublicraps.)

He really needs to at least read Carroll Quigley.

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:34am

Stephen Cohen

He is a member of the CFR as well as his wife. His wife is part owner and editor of The Nation. He understands Washington DC.

Mr. Fix
Feb 11, 2015 - 11:39am

@ infometron

Perhaps you are correct in your assertion that he “ dare not say”, but without recognizing who the real enemy is, every assertion afterwards would be nothing other than pure propaganda.

 In the end, his analysis although in-depth, and painting Vladimir in a brighter light, is substantively little different than the mainstream media.

 It's still a smokescreen, and I'm tired of trying to decipher the difference between “true believers”, and “useful idiots”, because at this point, there is no difference.

 Personally, I think an overall inability to recognize the “enemy within”, is an epidemic.

 I ask myself often how many more “acts” in this play need to unfold before people wake up.

 I completely understand that for many, by the time they “wake up”, it will be way, way too late.

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:43am

@ acb

Please be sure to listen to last evening's podcast.

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:49am

Russias "dramatic outcome" threat

It would be something if Russia whips out its pen, not its arms, to create the dramatic outcome....and puts politically seismic 9.0 egg all over the Neocon face:

from Pravda: " Putin is going to hit once, but he’s going to hit hard. Russia is preparing the release of evidence of the involvement of the US government and intelligence services in the September 11 attacks."

I doubt this, but it would be an amazing moment.

In one stroke, exposing the neocons for their involvement in either the stand down, or worse, in 9/11, and their engineering of ALL conflicts in the last 15 years.

Won't hold my breath. I'm sure WTC7 fell freefall from office fires. Sure, I tell you. It was completely omitted from the report 9/11 , but then, Philip Zelikow, neocon and PNAC signer, was exec director of the report.....and of course, made sure this guy got quieted:

9 11 Prior Knowledge Able Danger Hearing for Lt Col Anthony Shaffer in Congress C SPAN www keepvid com

wake up.

Of course these guys just happened to be there with their video equipment. Weren't you? Was anyone?

The Five Dancing Israelis - 9/11/2001 - Our Purpose Was To Document The Event

Even Colin Powell admitted it. no mention of it in Zelikow's report...

how could you be there to document an event unless you knew of the event?

Jim Willy is righter and righter. The truth may be ugly.

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:56am

Sharing my personal warm surprize on my birthday

had not seen my stack in a very long time so I went out and uncovered it . . .then counted it. I am out of dry powder so I can only watch these low prices having bought quite a bit at 40$. The warm part was, I had 710 ounces more than I had realized. That put a spring in my step! Sometimes, this market grinds one down. I do not know where I would be without Turd and Turdville, thanks to all and to all a very good stacking day!

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