The Dollar Collapse; Another Factor To Consider
A reader sent me an article this morning which I thought would be a useful piece for my readers to incorporate into the puzzle. It was written by Jeff Nyquist of the Strategic Crisis Center which is a non-profit that he founded to help educate Americans on national security issues; mainly Russia and China. As you watch the video, keep in the mind that Russia and China recently reached an agreement to trade each others currencies without converting to the US dollar as the middle man. I ask my readers to watch the video and read the article in their entirety.
From Financial Sense:
Submitted by JR Nyquist on Fri, 17 Sep 2010
According to some experts the U.S. economy is one “event” away from a catastrophic sequence. My own variation on this sequence goes something like this: first, the dollar collapses; second, the government’s response prevents any chance for recovery; third, political unrest and destabilization begins; last, the defensive function of the state fails as external and internal enemies take advantage of the country’s weakness. This sequence would likely be nonsense if it were only my sequence. Unfortunately, it is a sequence dreamt up by Soviet strategists as far back as the 1960s. It was the entire basis of the Soviet strategic blueprint of half a century ago. The writings of at least two Soviet Bloc defectors suggest that this same blueprint dictated the controlled “collapse” of Communism in Eastern Europe from 1989-91. This would differ from the uncontrolled collapse of capitalism that Soviet strategists also anticipated.
The self-destructive course of bourgeois society is something Communists are well equipped to envision. They are ready to denounce the selfish “individualism” of capitalist society, the disintegration of community, the dire consequences of untrammeled greed. But America’s demise is mediated by other factors, nearly all of them enumerated in George Washington’s Farewell Address: “As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit,” said Washington. “One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible.” He further advised Americans to avoid “likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear….”
American leaders make policies that fly in the face of Washington’s advice. The government spends way too much money, and will continue to spend too much money. Look at what is happening today. There are numerous entitlement programs, and government is expected to pay until the system is totally bankrupt. It is therefore foreseeable that the U.S. military will collapse when the U.S. financial system ultimately fails. Even our enemies recognize this, and look forward to it. Under the current regime, the American people seem determined to consume the seed corn meant for tomorrow’s harvest. So the enemy asks himself, “How can America be pushed over the edge? How can the process of unraveling be hurried along?”
Nine years have passed since terrorists destroyed the World Trade center and burnt the Pentagon. The terrorist cause was Islam, supposedly. The purpose of the attack was economic sabotage, most definitely. One might say that America was pushed as it strolled along the edge of an economic abyss. It is in this context we should consider the allegations of former KGB/FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, who said the KGB was behind al Qaeda. Litvinenko claimed that Ayman al-Zawahri, the number two man in al Qaeda, was a longtime KGB agent. What lends credence to Litvinenko’s claim is the well known fact that the Kremlin poisoned Litvinenko with radioactive polonium 210. The substance used to kill him was ridiculously expensive and exotic, indicating a government sponsored assassination. Major media outlets have confirmed the conclusion of official inquiries; namely, that Litvinenko was assassinated by Kremlin agents.
A curious addendum to Litvinenko’s testimony was broadcast on Echo of Moscow on 9 September 2010. A former member of the Russian parliament, Konstantin Borovoy, gave an interview to Tatyana Felgenhauer in which he revealed something related to 9/11 — something that supports Litvinenko’s allegations. Describing the 1999 terrorist attacks in Russia that enabled Putin and his FSB/KGB colleagues to take power, Borovoy indicated a conspiracy at the highest levels; specifically, he said the attacks were a method used to stop the advance of freedom and capitalism in Russia. The KGB had to reassert itself, and justify a gradual return to Soviet methods, by organizing terrorist acts that would be blamed on Muslims from Chechnya. Borovoy hoped the Russian people would catch on. He hoped they would realize who the real terrorists were; but this did not happen. “Actually,” said Borovoy, “the [political] tactics or technology [of manipulation], which was tested through the bombing of the apartment houses [in 1999], worked. Every time an attack happens, people are frightened; and much of society responds very simply. They rally around the centers of power. ” Borovoy then pointed to information indicating that the KGB was also behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
“When the apartment bombings happened in September of 1999 I held a press conference,” said Borovoy, “I got hold of very serious intelligence. It happened to contain data … about the U.S., which I gave to the FBI.” The contact who provided this “serious intelligence” indicated that the FSB was, in fact, behind the apartment bombings. But there was more. “Besides that,” Borovoy explained, “he also provided me with information regarding the United States. This information, in 1999, sounded totally absurd. He told me that someone named bin Laden was going to torpedo skyscrapers with Boeing airliners.”
When Borovoy learned about the bin Laden story, as ridiculous as it sounded in 1999, he felt obligated to say something to the Americans. So when he was traveling in the United States a month later, he wanted to convey the information without sounding ridiculous. He therefore approached the Americans with an apology in case the information sounded crazy: Osama bin Laden was going to hit American skyscrapers with airliners. “I gave them this information,” said Borovoy. “And would you believe, this exact thing happened in two years?”
So how did Russians in Moscow know about 9/11 two years in advance? If Borovoy is telling the truth, there is only one likely answer to the question. The Russians had long prepared something known by the General Staff as “the overture,” which was described by GRU defector Viktor Suvorov as
a series of large and small operations the purpose of which is, before actual military operations begin, to weaken the enemy’s morale, create an atmosphere of general suspicion, fear and uncertainty, and divert the attention of the enemy’s armies and police forces to a huge number of different targets, each of which may be the object of the next attack.” [Spetsnaz, p. 196]
According to Suvorov, the overture is carried out by special services agents of satellite countries and by “mercenaries recruited by intermediaries.” The method employed in these operations is known as “grey terror.” In Suvorov’s words, this is a “kind of terror which is not conducted in the name of the Soviet Union. ” Moscow does not leave its visiting card. Instead, other people’s cards are used. “The terror is carried out in the name of already existing extremist groups not connected in any way with the Soviet Union, or in the name of fictitious organizations.”
During the period of grey terror, Russian sabotage operations “should be regarded as natural disasters, actions by forces beyond human control, mistakes committed by people, or as terrorist acts….” Attending the terror campaign, there will also be a disinformation campaign intended to destroy the authority of the government. Plausible scandals will be created out of nothing. Generals and politicians will be driven to suicide. The KGB and GRU will dust off their old files — especially files on the most powerful people in the West. These men and women, above all, will be targeted for destruction. Methods will include slander and innuendo. “The main victims now are the people whom the Soviets had tried to recruit but failed. Now carefully edited and annotated materials get into the hands of the press,” noted Suvorov.
Soviet intelligence has tried to recruit thousands, even tens of thousands, of people in its time. They include young lieutenants who have now become generals and third secretaries who have now become ambassadors. All of them rejected Soviet efforts to recruit them, and now Soviet Intelligence avenges their refusal. [Spetsnaz, pp. 197-8]
Imagine the confusion and erosion of authority that will attend this last phase of the operation. The most trustworthy people will be distrusted. Those who were actually recruited by Soviet Intelligence, will be the only figures apparently free from scandal. The peace movement will simultaneously gain prestige. Those who suspect Moscow will lose all credibility. Finally, when grey terror has served its purpose the Russians and their Communist allies will resort to open warfare: “Red Terror.”
If you think “the overture” is fantasy, you are sadly mistaken. What Suvorov described in his book, written in the mid-1980s, is the very real plans of real men — deadly enemies of the United States, determined to destroy America forever. Konstantin Boroyov is merely one witness out of many, telling you the same story. Litvinenko told this story more directly, and was poisoned. Boroyov offers a few facts, and hopes that people will “wake up.” Of course, he knows they won’t.
Related to this, a suggestive item recently appeared in an American newspaper, the Savannah Morning News. Effingham County Sheriff deputies arrested three men (two from “former” Soviet Russia and one from “former” Soviet Kazakhstan) near a power plant on Old Augusta Road at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, 5 September. The men were in possession of a machete, shovel, wire cutters and ski masks. According to the Savannah Morning News, one of the men “had black silk stockings in his front left pocket.” Of course, all three were released after being interviewed by officials of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The job of Soviet spetsnaz (special forces), who train in the United States under the guise of “tourists,” is to infiltrate the U.S. prior to a nuclear war and take out key targets. These would include power plants, city water supplies, government leaders, etc. They are also tasked with burying nuclear weapons on American soil in advance of a war. If you look at Old Augusta Road on a map, it is located about two miles east of the McIntosh Combined Cycle Plant in a rural wooded area. So let us imagine this situation: three young male tourists from the “former” Soviet Union, of military age, driving a Nissan Pathfinder at 1 a.m. on a Sunday morning with ski masks and black silk stockings, a shovel, wire cutters and a machete. Their destination is not a nightclub or bar. They are driving to “the end of the road.” From their tools one may expect they will be cutting their way through brush, digging a hole, and cutting wires. One more thing: Old Augusta Road has power lines running along its length. In the following passage, read what GRU Col. Stanislav Lunev says about Russian nuclear devices maintained on U.S. soil:
Setting up one of these devices is complicated. The bombs need a small amount of power to keep them safely in storage. For example, the GRU specialist might have to run a very small wire to an electrical source, such as a power wire, and then attach it to the weapon. The wires can be run as far as one hundred yards or more from the weapon. The wires are small enough that they would easily break if someone tampered with them or tried to follow them to their source. In case there is a loss of power, there is a battery. (Through the Eyes of the Enemy, p. 26)
According to Lunev, GRU operatives have been sent to find hiding places for Russian nuclear weapons on American soil. One of these weapons, the RA-115 portable nuclear weapon, is intended for use against American leaders and other targets of strategic importance at the outset of a war. As Lunev explained, “it is surprisingly easy to smuggle nuclear weapons into the U.S., either across the Mexican border or using a small transport missile that can slip by undetected when launched from a Russian airplane.”
Related to the suspects’ possession of a shovel, GRU defector Suvorov explained that the shovel (or spade) is the “principle weapon” of Soviet spetsnaz. According to Suvorov, a shovel is an excellent device for torturing prisoners, “to cut off ears and fingers, to hit the victims in the liver and perform a whole catalogue of unpleasant operations on a person under interrogation.”
Through all of this we are led to suspect that Russia is preparing to attack the United States. Along with Communist China, it is only logical that the Russians are waiting for the collapse of the U.S. economy. They hope that Americans will turn against each other. They further hope that America’s defensive systems will stop being serviced. Undoubtedly Americans are not acting wisely. The U.S. government is spending too much money. We continue to slide toward bankruptcy.
In closing, I would like to quote from a courageous blogger in Moscow.
I am not a Cassandra. I am not into conspiracy theory, not even close. But at the end of July 2001 I was expecting that somewhere on earth somebody was preparing for a devastating terror attack. I have my own system to figure things out. I observe, analyze, and draw conclusions. What I mean is that from the middle of 1990 I noted that as soon as a certain Very Important Person [VIP] starts to frequently appear on [Russian] TV, a terror attack follows. Either a suicide bomber in Israel, or an explosion of a pipeline … I was never building any graphs with data. My method is based on observing this particular snout on the TV screen. Then I start thinking, ‘Who is going to die this time.’ And I am never wrong. As soon as this particular VIP appears with a certain frequency on the TV screen, something very bloody happens. It is important to know that this particular VIP is a top flier in the special services [KGB/FSB]; so this character suddenly starts to crawl across the TV screen in July 2001 and remains there through all of August; and this is what I was thinking: Is it going to be a war? Because this character can do it. On September 11, 2001 around 5 p.m. Moscow time, I realized that again I wasn’t mistaken. This snout never appears on TV for nothing; so those who understand have no doubt about who I mean in particular. Intelligenti satis et sapienti sat.
Among brave freethinking Russians, this commentary was recognized as one of the best blogs of the day at http://www.besttoday.ru/subjects/225.html.
(Reprinted with Permission)