Armstrong Economics Blog/War Re-Posted Jul 21, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
I do not understand why our world leaders are so intent on creating war. Here in 1997, Biden wants to admit the Balkans into NATO at any cost to create an internal violent reaction inside Russia. This is two years BEFORE Putin. It appears to be what I have said all along. In 1997, Yeltsin had been reelected. He was pushing for democracy and economic freedom. The fact that he was battling the old-line Communists seems to have made no difference to Biden. It never mattered who was in charge of Russia. The narrative was that Russia was the enemy and nothing else would matter. If Russia was NOT the enemy, then NATO was no longer relevant.
Today, we have nothing but hatred building up on both sides, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader, has come out and declared that he is waiting on an order from the Russian president to blast Western countries into “smithereens.” Once upon a time, we use to fear nuclear war. Today, we seem to be praying for it. There are no peacemakers anymore – only seating hatred. Anyone who takes against war is called a Putin Supporter. But this shows all along the hatred of Russia existed long before Putin.
Carl Gersham, the long-time director of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), came out in 2013 before the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution and wrote in the Washington Post that: “Ukraine is the biggest prize.” He advocated targeting Ukraine to break its ties to Russia and then “Putin may find himself on the losing end not just in the near abroad but within Russia itself.” The idea of regime change was one of the tools of the CIA. It is no longer a covert tool. It is now fully in the open. War is no longer abstract. It is now inevitable and our computer will be correct once more.
Since the 2011 World Economic Conference where I put out the forecast from our computer that the war cycle would turn up in 2014, that was precisely on target with the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution which started the whole nightmare.