Reuters Published originally on Rumble on September 30, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (September 30) denied seeking to revive the Soviet Union, moments after announcing Moscow would annex four Ukrainian provinces following what it called “referendums”, votes that were denounced by Kyiv and Western governments as illegal and coercive.
COMMENT From Europe: Message: have any connections with either Russia or Ukraine and do not care if Donbas and Crimea belong to Russia or any other nation. Europeans just want to go on with their lives in peace but now have to pay a high price for the sanctions. People are starting to question the sanctions and want the gas to flow again. So the anger is turned against our own political leaders over the sanctions.
By destroying the pipelines people no longer can complain. So that also points to the climate zealots in the west being responsible for the sabotage and not Russia. How it was presented in the media also points to the west. It was a ready media package with the Danish air force taking pictures of the leak and Swedish seismologic data to show it was an explosion. The information was intended for us in the west. Look they have blown up the pipelines. And Germany was fast to say that the pipelines were destroyed forever and can not be fixed. Without any facts. Then the day after a spokesperson from the Nordstream company said they would investigate the damages after the gas has run out. Regards MS
REPLY: This is why being a student of history, I am not supporting Putin, or being a Republican against Democrats, or whatever other explanation some may try to apply. I am warning that we are being manipulated into war for ulterior purposes. Hermann Goring was asked at the Nuremberg trials WHY DID THE PEOPLE FOLLOW HITLER? His response was perfectly correct, despite the fact that many just preferred that the German people were inherently evil and different from the rest of the world. As he said, the very best outcome is you get to return home unharmed. He stated the truth “it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along.”
This is simply the way it is. The leaders create all wars, NEVER the people. War is merely a continuation of politics that moves to violence. Like two guys arguing in a bar. Many times, one becomes so infuriated unable to win the argument verbally, so they begin to throw punches. What do we have to gain from war? Absolutely NOTHING other than hoping to return in one piece and we still have a home and family to return to.
The Prince of Savoy was one of the greatest generals who fought for many kings. He was the inspiration behind our Second Amendment – the right to bear arms. Why? He concluded that kings maintained standing armies at great expense. He argued that kings waged war simply to use their armies. Hence, he proposed that we all have the right to bear arms and that we have a militia military, not a standing army for that would lead to endless wars. He is correct. How many times has the US invaded some country under some honorable pretense? From the Weapons of Mass Destruction that never existed in Iraq to defeat Communism in Vietnam, where as many as 2 million civilians on both sides and some 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters died for an economic system that was collapsing all by itself.
Indeed, the French King Louis XIV’s last words on his death bed – “I have been too fond of war.”
We are plagued by world leaders who played too much with their toy soldiers. These are the real-life consequences of their games. They welcome war and have no desire for peace. There is not a single leader willing to even say – Hey, wait a minute!
Our computer has been pointing to 2023 as an absolute MAJOR crisis point in global geopolitics. The risk of international war is very real. These climate zealots are destroying our way of life the very same way that Karl Marx did which led to the death of over 200 million people between Russia and China. This time, it will be in the billions. The destruction of these pipelines may be cheered in private gatherings celebrating their victory over destroying the energy lifeline for Germany ahead of winter. They are counting on the people to pick up a gun and invade Russia. It most certainly looks to be civil unrest is coming and make no mistake about it, this was NOT Putin but intended to defund his ability to wage war.
Our models are definitive. I am merely the messenger – not the author. This gives me no pleasure whatsoever. This was the 2011 World Economic Conference held in Philadelphia that was filmed as part of the movie – The Forecaster. We were projecting it would all begin in 2014, which marked the Ukrainian Revolution and the US installation of the “temporary” UNELECTED government, which started the civil war invading the Donbas. So the people did not vote to even start that civil war. The West set that all in motion. Our computer had even targeted Ukrain would be where WWIII would begin. That was published back in 2013.
It is impossible for ANY individual to forecast such events CONSISTENTLY for decades. We are all human and just because someone was correct on one forecast based upon an “opinion” does not mean that they can forecast the future consistently. They have done everything they can to shut these forecasts out. The mainstream press will NEVER cover this because they how do they keep the line of talking heads? They have been told – do not report on this model – thank you! They never will. The governments must win. They exist to manipulate us stupid slobs to accomplish their goals.
As Goring said:“the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism.” There are no peacemakers left anymore!
The sabotage of the Nord Stream Pipelines was most likely accomplished with US intelligence. Not only is the Biden Administration intent on ending fossil fuels, but this was a strategic maneuver on how to wage war. Just as adversaries would counterfeit each other’s currencies in a desperate measure to undermine their economy to strip them of the ability to fund the war, blowing up these pipelines was a deliberate blow to inflict a death blow to the Russian economy they believe they have Putin on the ropes. Ending Russia’s #1 income, energy, they believe will undermine Putin and lead to a domestic revolution. The problem for the Russian people is that the West will NEVER accept Russia as an equal member. They indeed want to kill the bear completely.
Naturally, there are those claiming Russia blew up the pipelines. Just before this sabotage, Putin said to lift the sanctions and he will return the gas flow as reported on September 7th, 2022. There was NO POSSIBLE WAY that Putin sabotages those pipelines for that was his bargaining chip. That is now gone. He cannot now say lift the sanctions and I will turn on the gas. This was done by the climate zealots who have control of most Western governments. To even blame Russia is in reality proof that they know that this was a strategic play by the West most likely carried out with US intelligence.
The Minsk Agreement brokered by Germany and France was to allow the Donbas to vote on their separation from Ukraine. The West has totally renigged on all of that and this is intentional for the objective here is this Great Reset and the end of fossil fuels. Khruschev grew up there in the Donbas and was in charge of Kiev rebuilding it after World War II before he rose to the leadership of Russia. His successor was Brezhnev who was also born there in the Donbas. This has been occupied by the Russian people since the days of the Tsars. The border of Ukraine was NEVER Ukraine as a nation state. It was Drawn solely by Khruschev for administrative purposes. The Donbas and Crimea were always predominantly Russian
The West simply refuses to recognize that the people in that region are Russian and would naturally vote to join Russia for they are hated by the Ukrainians. In 2014, it was the West that installed a “temporary” government in Ukraine which was UNELECTED and they immediately upon orders from the USA, launched a civil war and attacked the Donbas.
This is so unnecessary and I cannot imagine any world leader before Biden would have DELIBERATELY set the stage for war with Russia. The problem is, Biden is not mentally competent. The climate zealots are running the White House. All they care about is destroying the world’s capacity to produce and utilize fossil fuels.
Unfortunately, our computer has NEVER been wrong on these major trends. It is the ONLY unbiased means of seeing the future for it is not based upon any human opinion for that is all any analyst has at his disposal right now. There is no question that these climate change zealots are out of control. They will kill more people than Marx could ever have imagined. World War III is materializing if we like it or not. We so desperately need a political revolution and vote these people out of their offices to overthrow all of these climate zealots controlling world leaders from behind the teleprompters to even hope to reduce the amplitude of what is on the horizon.
I have met and advised many world leaders. NEVER in my 40-year career have I EVER witnessed such an absurd group of world leaders who are just hurling the world into a major global war all over fossil fuels. There are no peacemakers. Like Biden, all they are doing is reading the word written by someone else. Biden is incompetent and will lead the world into disaster and the real sad part about it, he is clueless as to the risks he is putting the entire population of the world in over fossil fuels.
The world is a mess and things aren’t getting better. There’s no end in site to the Ukraine war and the situation in Europe keeps getting worse and worse. We sit down with Martin Armstrong to get the latest update. He sees gold going much higher in Q1 2023. The loss of faith in all governments keeps increasing. China is a lost cause as well. But the US is a beneficiary of everyone else’s misery. That’s just the way the world works.
Martin sees a major backlash coming in the aftermath of the 2022 mid-term elections. His model is questioning whether or not the 2024 presidential election will even take place. What could possibly happen to stop it and does it matter anyway? This is a must listen to interview.
I know for a fact that the US military is deploying some reservists to Romania to train European soldiers. The reservists have been told that the war will escalate, and as a soldier told me, “things are getting really bad over there.” They will be training the Europeans to fight against Russians for at least six months. NATO is constructing a battlefield in Romania for this extensive training. The Cincu military training facility already exists but is undergoing a massive expansion.
This is precisely what Russia feared long before entering Ukraine. I reported that Russia knows it is fighting the West and not simply Ukraine. NATO has increased its presence around Eastern Europe this year and has no plans to de-escalate the situation. There are over 40,000 troops on the ground across Eastern Europe, and more are set to arrive. In fact, NATO will establish four additional “multinational battle groups” in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Bulgaria.
Colonel Vincent Minguet, the commander of the NATO Combat Group in Romania, said the plan is for “the creation of a permanent, stronger battalion, with more heavy weapons, to prevent any aggression or any destabilization in Romania.” Alarmingly, Minguet believes that training will last for four or five years. They are planning for a long-term ongoing battle fought among numerous nations, aka a world war.
I rarely believe in coincidences. Everyone is perplexed as to why there are sudden leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea connecting Russia to Germany. The first explosion was recorded on Monday near the Danish island of Bornholm. The second blast happened later that evening and was so powerful that scientists equate it to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake.
Numerous people are claiming that Russia sabotaged the pipeline, but numerous clues indicate someone else was at play. Radek Sikorski, Poland’s former minister of national defense and EU Parliament member, posted an image of the leak with the caption, “Thank you, USA.”
The USA is certainly no stranger to targeting Russian pipelines. In January 1982, Ronald Regan and the CIA planned to destroy the Soviet Union’s economy by using the technology available at the time to create a massive explosion. The US wanted to block Europe from importing Soviet Western gas amid the Cold War and was willing to take extreme measures. Thomas C. Reed, a former Air Force secretary who served in the National Security Council, wrote a book entitled “At the Abysss: An Insider’s History of the Cold War.”
“In order to disrupt the Soviet gas supply, its hard currency earnings from the West, and the internal Russian economy, the pipeline software that was to run the pumps, turbines, and valves was programmed to go haywire, after a decent interval, to reset pump speeds and valve settings to produce pressures far beyond those acceptable to pipeline joints and welds,” Reed writes. According to the Washington Post, Reed later commented that it was the “most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space.”
What about other nations in Europe? No one is claiming responsibility, but they are stating that it was a deliberate act of terrorism. “It is the authorities’ clear assessment that these are deliberate actions -– not accidents,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Tuesday. Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said, “it is probably a case of sabotage,” and they are not ruling out any scenarios. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also called it “an act of sabotage.” “The era of Russian domination in the gas sphere is coming to an end,” Morawiecki declared. “An era that was marked by blackmail, threats and extortion.”
The United States is also claiming to be perplexed by the issue. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she would not “speculate on the cause.” US President Joe Biden hinted at the cause in February 2022. In the video above, Biden tells reporters that if Russia invades, “then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.” When a reporter asked just how the US would complete the task, Biden ominously said. “Trust me, we will do it.”
This was clearly an act of sabotage, but who was the culprit? The West is pointing to Russia, while Russia is pointing to the West. Something does not add up.
The world is entering a crisis in confidence. First we had the COVID manufactured crisis, that spawned the Energy Crisis, and now we are entering the Currency Crisis phase. As I have said, we have the worst possible of incompetent world leaders I have ever witnesses in my life. With all the talking heads on TV, we must understand that the best risk management is still based upon personal views and expectations. That is highly dangerous for the period into 2032, nobody is qualified to forecast the future from a personal perspective. You can only forecast what you even think is possible.
The UK Gilts have collapsed by 1% sparking the BOE to intervene. The fools on the hill may cheer, but they have never looked behind that curtain even once. Those in the central banks are trapped with old theories spouted out by the goldbugs to no avail – debt rising, printing of money = buy gold. People like Larry Summers wants higher taxes, higher interest rates, and less government spending and all those things that he and others point to as the problem in the UK that would lead to the further destruction of the world economy. Everything is says about the UK is applicable just about everywhere else. Why is the dollar rising with the same conditions? What is the difference? Could it just be the fact that they are all pushing hatred at Russians in general and itching for war using the Ukrainian people for political purposes? That equals strong dollar, capital flight to America, and the end of Europe.
The operator of NordStream 2 reported a sudden drop in pressure on Monday suggesting a possible leak reporting a drop in pressure for Nordstream 1 a few hours later. Danish armed forced reported bubbles creating a disturbance roughly 1 km in diameter in the Baltic Sea. While everyone acknowledges the probability of sabotage and many are pointing the finger at Russia promising to respond, following Swedish seismic monitoring suggests they there were explosions implying an intentional attack. The risk of climate zealots behind this event cannot be ruled out. Nobody in the mainstream press will even dare to question the validity of climate change claims so there is no hope of even causing anyone in government to rethink this scenario.
Nordstream 2 certification was canceled by Germany on February 22, 2022 to the cheers of the climate zealots and subsequently filed for bankruptcy whereas Nordstream 1 has been out of commission since the end of August due to oil leaks of the gas compression unit in Russia found during routine maintenance whose repair has been complicated by the economic sanctions. Moscow is demanding documentation to confirm the turbine is not subject to Western sanctions whereas Siemen’s CEO suggests the company is ready to return the turbine to Russia.
Cheer up – We have entered the era of Volatility. That is the byproduct of a collapse in confidence.
Watch the video above to see my most recent interview with Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog.
Commentary from Greg Hunter:
Legendary financial and geopolitical cycle analyst Martin Armstrong says nothing is going to get better by the end of 2022, and he is still forecasting “chaos” coming in 2023. Armstrong says the plunge in the stock market last week is all because of “extreme uncertainty.” Armstrong predicted a stock market crash two months ago and contends, “It’s not over.”
Europe is in big financial trouble with Russian natural gas turned off as a retaliation from the sanctions. Armstrong explains, “In Europe, I believe they are actually deliberately doing this, and this is Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset.’ They know they have a serious problem. They lowered rates to below 0% in 2014. They just started raising interest rates. Meanwhile, you ordered all the pension funds throughout Europe to have more than 70% in government bonds. Then they took it negative. All the pension funds are insolvent. Europe is fiscal mismanagement on a grand scale. There is no way it can sustain itself, and we are looking at Europe breaking apart.”
So, could Europe suck the rest of the world down the tubes? Armstrong says, “Oh, absolutely. Europe is the problem. . . . The crisis in banking will start in Europe. . . . The debt is collapsing. They have no way to sustain themselves. The debt market over there is undermining the stability of all the banks. You have to understand that reserves are tied to government debt, and this is the perfect storm. Yes, the (U.S.) stock market will go down short term. We are not facing a 1929 event or a 90% fall here. . . . Europeans, probably by January of 2023, as this crisis in Ukraine escalates, anybody with half a brain is going to take whatever money they have and get it over here.”
So, where is smart money going to go? Armstrong says, “Stocks are like gold, it is on the same side of the table and is opposite government debt. People are not going to be buying government debt. They are going to be looking at anything in the private sector. . . . People are buying whatever they can to get off the grid.”
Armstrong says governments are borrowing and spend huge amounts of money. The Fed will keep raising interest rates to fight inflation, but Armstrong says, “Raising interest rates will only make things worse. We have supply shortages, and raising rates will not fill the gaps.”
Armstrong has never been more positive on buying gold. Why? Armstrong explains, “We are looking at a sovereign debt default. This is what’s going on. This is why Biden will spend whatever he wants because he knows he doesn’t have to pay it back. Eventually, this is what’s going to happen. This is Schwab’s agenda.”
Armstrong has predicted “2023 will be the year from Hell.” Armstrong says, “Civil unrest will only get worse” this year, and he is predicting we will have full blown war next year. Armstrong contends Democrats are desperate and will do things like granting illegal aliens citizenship so they can vote in the mid-term elections.
In closing, Armstrong says, “Something is going to spark a collapse in government again. It’s going to be something, I think, in Europe where they do something drastic because they have no other choice. . . . They need war as the excuse for the defaults of all the government debt.”
Shelter costs have continued to rise in the US. Recent data provided by Redfin shows that the national average increased by 11% YoY this August. Costs are expected to decline as people simply cannot afford to pay more. Additionally, the supply is expected to increase as there are around a million rental units under construction. Yet, construction has been slow due to supply chain shortages mixed and inflation.
Some areas experienced a larger increase in rental costs. Cincinnati, Ohio, saw prices rise by 26%; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, rose 22%; Indianapolis, Indiana, rose 21%; Nashville, Tennessee, rose 20%. Rental pricing in areas of New York and New Jersey saw 18% increases.
Not all finger-pointing can go to the landlords as they are struggling to survive this inflation too. Maintenance and utilities have gone up in price. Property taxes continue to increase, as does insurance. The increased value of properties has become a double-edged sword for many landlords. Landlords lost money during the rent and eviction moratoriums and are making up for it now. So many tenants fled and never paid back rent. The government created this problem.
Countless landlords are turning to Air B&B and other short-term ventures. Landlords are forced to raise prices to make a profit, but at any moment, the government can put another moratorium in place and leave landlords high and dry. The government must address outrageous property taxes and encourage, if not incentivize, builders. If costs continue to rise, then we will see a rise in homelessness across the nation as the average person can no longer afford shelter.