Armstrong Economics Blog/Russia Re-Posted Mar 7, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
World peace is created by economic opportunity. That is how the Roman Empire flourished for 1,000 years. They conquered much of North Africa during the Punic Wars. They conquered Greece and the East during the days of the Republic. Yes, they conquered all of Europe under Julius Caesar. They captured Egypt under Octavian who defeated Cleopatra VII. They took Britain under Claudius, they conquered the Balkans under Trajan. Constantine even moved the capital from Rome to what today is Istanbul – old Constantinople. What held it together? It was free trade!
There have been enduring phases from the Roman Empire like – All roads lead to Rome. What had created the greatest empire ever known to human history was the fact that it not only merged so many cultures and languages, but everyone benefited from free trade. The conquered lands benefited by becoming emerging markets and private Roman entrepreneurs became investors bringing the unique products from all the provinces to Rome.
The phase, taking the purple, meant becoming emperor for you see purple dye was imported from India and the emperor loved that color so much, nobody was allowed to wear purple other than the emperor. This is why today you will see priests with purple vestments symbolizing that Christ is king.
In the Roman Forum, there is the Via Sacra. This was the ancient Wall Street of Rome. Ancient commentators recorded that when there was the earthquake in Turkey, panic struck the Via Sacra because of all the investments in that region from the Roman bankers. Roman Emperor Tiberius had to create a bail-out fund and even issued coins declaring this was a relief for Asia.
Our world leaders are ignorant of history and have now set us on a course for what our computer has been projecting – inevitable outcome – World War III. This hate and demonization of Putin is not only a cover for failing to understand history and what it shows us as the war to world peace by free international trade for once everyone benefits, nobody bites the hand that feeds them. Indeed, Henry Kissinger said back in the Washington Post on March 14, 2014, when Russia took back Crimea – “The demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy. It is an alibi for not having one.”
During World War I, the United States swore it would remain neutral. But it was secretly sending arms on passenger ships to aid Britain. The Germans knew this and even took out an advertisement warning Americans not to sail on that ship for they would sink it. Once more, history is repeating itself. I believe the backdrop to this is the Great Reset which could NOT be accomplished without removing Trump, Putin, and then China. This cannot be simply such stupidity for what Lindsey Graham has stated in this video is showing that he and the rest of Congress will unite to create World War III cutting off all Russians now from credit cards and telling them to overthrow Putin. They may replace Putin with someone who is much more ruthless like Stalin who just killed tens of millions.
Here is a chart of the Euro daily marking the point where Harris tells Ukraine they should join NATO which is a breach of the Budapest Agreement. Putin’s invasion begins 4 days later. There was NO EFFORT by the Biden Administration to tell Putin that Harris is an idiot and what she said was not the policy of the United States. Even Blinken openly encourages Ukraine saying that they can beat Russia. Nobody seems to care about how many Ukrainians must die for this agenda. There has been no effort to negotiate to tell Zelensky to do what he promised when he won the position in 2019 as the President of Ukraine.
Zelensky became President of Ukraine in a landslide victory by promising he would ease tensions with Russia and resolve the crisis in the breakaway republics in east Ukraine that had been taking place since 2014. The former government was seen even by Russia as one instigating war. Putin expressed hope that Zelensky would change that policy of confrontation. In truth, Zelensky not merely made no such attempt to keep his promises, but instead, he has done exactly the opposite by shelling Donbas escalating the civil war and relentlessly provoking Russia by constantly asking NATO to violate the Budapest Agreement. There is reasonable concern that he is indeed a puppet and has been promised great personal wealth to steer Ukrain into a position to justify World War III.
So here we are once more. The Biden Administration has done nothing to create world peace. All they have done is fan the flames of war and this is INTENTIONAL. These sanctions now cutting off all the Russian people from credit cards is an act of war. It certainly appears that they are simply trying to overthrow Putin as they did with Trump to further this Great Reset. Germany is even appointing Jeniffer Morgan, the head of Green Peace, as secretary of state for Climate Change is the only issue these seem to be concerned about. Overthrowing Putin is the next objective and then they hope they will be able to take over Russia for the Great Reset.