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originally posted by: ElohimJD
a reply to: ExSmokerYes
- NORAD has been relocated to a simple office building, removed from Cheyenne Mountain. (second strike operations)
- China and Russia have developed hyper-sonic ICBMs capable of delivering a warhead at mach 10 (US missile defenses only cover speeds up to mach 3)
- China and Russia have designed anti-satellite weaponry capable of taking out "Star Wars".
These 3 developments alone render MAD obsolete.
With hyper-sonic missile tech, NORAD could easily be taken out, with anti-satellite tech "Star Wars" can be easily taken out, without those two launch centers US second strike capability can be dramatically altered. MAD is no longer assured.
Money = Power.
What happens when money is removed from the equation (economic collapse of global system)?
Power = Power.
The nation that has the power (weapons tech, first strike capability to render enemy second strike operations obsolete) will be the nation that thinks they will be able to mold the future global landscape in their image.
What will nations due when the entire planet's global design (rule the world) is the treasure worth fighting for; who will push the red button first?
As for a major depression? Has no one ever spent time talking with elders? Like at length about the past?
Much like an above poster said, all a crash would mean is those ready to work will survive those not ready to work will probably be hurting.
What is this fantasy with a US economic collapse. We just went through one and are now in a completely different part of the economic cycle. Growth.
And yet while all this will hurt Russia it will not lead to complere economic collapse. The US faces nothing like that. So let us put this US economic collapse idea away until it has come basis in reality.
But initially, in a nasty surprise for policymakers in the EU and the US, the ruble didn’t plunge when US and EU sanctions were being bandied in March in response to the Ukrainian fiasco. The ruble actually rose against the dollar for nearly four embarrassing months.
June 26, the party ended. On that propitious day, the sanctions suddenly began to “bite,” as the media likes to say, and a sharp decline began. In late August, it pierced its record low set in February 2009, during the financial crisis. It continued stair-stepping down from one record low to the next. Since June 26, the ruble has plunged 20.5% against the dollar.
A major reason for the decline: Russians have been selling rubles and buying foreign currencies. A big part of which ends up overseas, beyond the reach of the Russian government. Capital flight may hit $120 billion in 2014, according to government estimates, and more according to others. But some of the foreign currency stays in Russia: bank deposits in euros and dollars have jumped 17% for the first eight months of this year.
As during the financial crisis, Russians are trying to protect their wealth. Somewhat inconveniently, they haven’t yet forgotten the immensely painful lesson that the ruble’s complete post-Soviet annihilation had taught them. As they’re selling rubles and buying foreign currency, the ruble gives in under the pressure.
While the ruble recovered partially after the financial crisis, it lost its footing again in 2011. From early May that year, interrupted by some sharp rallies, it has dropped 36% against the dollar through today.
It puts the recent plunge in perspective. The sanctions and counter-sanctions have an impact, it would seem, but the ruble hasn’t been exactly a hard currency: from July 2008 through today, it lost 45% of its value against the dollar, which itself lost 10% to inflation.
So this month, the Central Bank of Russia has been selling $20 billion of its stash of foreign currency and buying rubles to mop them up and relieve some pressure. But rather than trying to stop or reverse the ruble’s decline, the Central Bank appears to be managing the decline. A sudden crash of the ruble could have chaotic consequences, while an orderly decline in the middle of a currency war might not be the worst fate.
originally posted by: ExSmokerYes
that is most recent propaganda that Russia will collapse
They have no structural debt, only bond debt to foreign nations which still pales to US bond debt.
They have a 2 trillion dollar economy that is REAL, they have no QE, no owing money to FED
They have 2-3000 tones of gold officially, unofficially more like 5 000 tones. (China now unofficially has whopping 11 000 tons of gold)
US gold supposedly exists in some fort, but not really.
Russia has people who are hardy.
US has people who are weakened with chemtrails and cultural destruction due to unchecked immigration.
Russia has an ally who is very financially strong (China, perhaps you heard has overtaken US economy)
US has the Private Central Bankers of Europe as allies. LOL
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Xtrozero
I'f there is a civil war 2.0 I doubt small arms will be the decideing factor as this ain't 1776 anymore. Drones and attack aircraft would kill most of you before you fired a single shot off......
not even US shadow government is truly that stupid to start a thermonuclear swing
I mean sure these guys believe in depopulation and Molech and all that