“No one will care about the markets or economy if nuclear war breaks out.”
— Dave Gonigam,
The 5 Min. Forecast
Five hundred years before Jesus preached the Golden Rule, Sun Tzu, the immortal Wu dynasty general, penned The Art of War. Among his many instructions,Tzu recommends giving your enemy a “golden bridge” by which they can gracefully defeat.
“Even if you know you have the power to crush your opponent,” writes an attorney who calls herself The Conflict Expert, explaining how Tzu’s ideas can be used in modern times, “allow them the possibility to retreat so that you do not deplete your own resources, time or money unnecessarily.”
Clearly, given his gaffe-heard-posted-tweeted-retweeted-round-the-world on Friday, Joe Biden believes the West has the means to crush Russia economically. Clearly, he hasn’t read Sun Tzu and believes he’s been anointed guardian of the West’s mystical moral high ground. Or he’s intentionally goading Russia into an escalation of the war in Ukraine.
Maybe it’s both.
Last week, Biden’s “New World Order” gaffe also suggests Biden’s unilateral belief in the West’s superiority. Likewise does Kamala Harris’ speech in Poland prior to the invasion where she suggested Ukraine will soon join NATO. In 2013, Obama said we needed a regime change in Syria. Before him, Bush thought his “shock and awe” strategy would lead to a Western-style vassal state in Iraq. We know how all these conflicts have turned out… that is to say, not good. Hundreds of thousands of dead. Trillions of U.S. dollars spent. Zero political achievements gained.
Lester Munson, writing in the New York Sun, attributes “the temptations of righteousness to President Wilson’s ‘crusading moralism’ of a century ago. Of course, Woodrow Wilson’s dream of a ‘global political order that ends the nightmare of warring nation-states’ was specifically rejected by the U.S. Senate in the form of the League of Nations.”
Economist Martin Armstrong, my guest for the Wiggin Sessions today, presents a much more provocative explanation of Joe Biden’s off-script comment that Putin “cannot remain in power.” Armstrong argues the European Union needs this war.
“I’ve been fighting with various different central banks for the last 10 years,” Martin says rather emphatically. “I’ve been arguing this whole thing’s going to come and fall apart.” He’s referring to exploding EU pension obligations which will decimate the economy… not to mention the ballooning national debt in the United States.
For the same reasons, founder and director of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, has been pushing his Great Reset agenda for several years. “Many people have seen his eight-point Agenda 2030. In it he says ‘you’ll own nothing and be happy’. All right? But he’s not actually advocating communism. They’re trying to make it sound like they’re doing this for you.The governments can’t default. If they do, there’s going to be millions of people with pitch works dragging them out of their parliament over there.” (Emphasis is mine.)
Armstrong contends that academics, like Schwab, are convinced Marxists would have prevailed had they also controlled the United States and Europe. “They feel that since we were not Marxist that’s why communism failed,” says Martin. “But of course, that’s total nonsense.”
The invasion in Ukraine gives them a convenient enemy in Vladimir Putin. With the Great Reset, “they really think that they’re going to be able to pull off Bretton Woods II,” and reset the global economy. Three things have stood in their way: Donald Trump, who was against their climate change agenda. They have effectively vilified Trump in the mainstream press. The next is Putin’s Russia, then XiPing’s China.
“The [globalists] feel that if they can cause regime change in Russia,” that would suit their aims better.”But I just don’t see that as happening and our computer model basically says that they’re going to fail.” Armstrong is referring to his Ask-Socrates economic and political forecasting platform.
Ask-Socrates forecasted a Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2013, a year before Putin forcibly annexed the Crimean Peninsula. Click here for details.
For the complete Session with Martin Armstrong, including the origin and track record of Ask-Socrates, his proprietary forecasting tool, click on the image above.
Follow your bliss,
Founder, The Wiggin Sessions
P.S. Indeed, “we need people in the government,” Rude Awakening’s Sean Ring comments on regime change (in the U.S.!), “who understand raw materials, commodities, logistics, supply chains and the inflation that occurs when these are mismanaged…
“Like all industries, it’s time for the government to upskill. What we’ve got running the world right now is incompetence masquerading as omnipotence.”