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Bretton Woods II Conspiracy: Tracking the 2011 US Economic Collapse

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 03:37 PM
I've been closely following the events following the recent Bretton Woods II conference, where George Soros stated his desire to "rearrange the entire financial order" - which means bad news for the fiat currency of choice, the US dollar. Tracing the events of the past month, the dominoes have indeed begun to fall.

I'm hoping this thread can act as a collaborative timeline to predict and explain the events that are to come in the very near future - specifically, the masses begging for further Quantitative Easing (QE3), the abandoning of the US dollar, the approval of raising the debt ceiling, the collapse of the dollar, etc. etc.

Here's a timeline that I've thrown together to show some of the key events that illustrates the quickened collapse of the dollar, showing that there might indeed be a focused attempt to collapse the US economy:

April 8-11: Bretton Woods II Conference, a collaborative attempt at rearranging the global financial order
Info on BWII

April 9: Gold and Silver prices begin their epic climb
Gold and Silver Prices

April 11: PIMCO (the world's largest bond fund) bets against US debt, hits the dominoes
PIMCO bets against US debt

April 12: The US Budget deal that avoided the government shutdown is exposed as sham
ATS thread on Budget Deal Sham

--> IMF scolds the US, saying it needs to tackle its deficit, and questions the US' ability to meet its fiscal commitments
IMF scolds US

April 15: "Dollar status questioned ahead of G20 confab" by "experts"
Experts recommend abandoning US dollar

April 16: University of Texas orders physical gold, 'cashes out' investments (which might start a bank rush to obtain physical gold)
University of Texas orders huge shipment of gold

April 18: S&P threatens to downgrade the US credit rating, causes a financial dip - could be used as fodder for the debt ceiling debate and QE3
S&P Downgrae threat

--> Gold prices explode after S&P downgrade announcement
Gold prices skyrocket

--> US debt officially goes above the debt ceiling (but the "debt subject to the limit" is still $52 billion shy)
US Debt hits the ceiling

QE2, the project undertaken by the Federal Reserve that injects $100 Billion of liquidity/month, stops at the end of June 2011. It has been recently discovered that since January 2011, the Fed has doubled the amount of money being pumped to $200 billion/month (totaling $800-$900 Billion for 2011 thus far).

The only other time in history that this has happened was directly before 2008 crisis.

People, a plan is in action, and turmoil is in the works. I'd appreciate any elaboration on the Bretton Woods conference, any other news following the April conference that points to TPTB lining up their ducks in a row, and your thoughts as to how we might be able to cushion the unavoidable fall that is happening right now!
edit on 18-4-2011 by pforkp because: added to timeline

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Good idea, S&F for you. It would be great if we could do more than catalog the events leading to the end of the world, but since we can't...

Don't forget about the dip the stock market took today. This is just a foreshadowing of things to come.

As the economy is global, it would probably good to go ahead and put in the Japan multi-catastrophe event, and the holding back of oil by the Saudi Arabians (threads on all of these have already been started here, so I won't re-post).

There's plenty more, and some may not be immediately noticeable as having an immediate effect on the US economy (sort of absorbing radiation), but pretty much everything going on right now will ripple into the US, much like tectonic plates colliding.

I think I'm going to take my laptop to the beach, have a beer, absorb some rads, and watch the show!

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:04 PM
I have been hearing people predict eminent (next week/next month/next year) collapse, for so long now its a bit like crying wolf. However, that said I am sure the collapse will eventually come, so I am prepared either way. I guess its good to "think globally, act locally" , as in keep track of the bigger picture but remember: at some point the 'big picture' is going to completely disappear and all there will be is the 'little picture'. As in, where do I live, what do i eat and how do i fight off the hordes of zombies. (just kidding about the zombies...)
I kind of look at it like a race for survival, and I am just waiting for ATS or some other news source, to say "ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!" Actually I think we have heard, "ON YOUR MARK", and "GET SET", I'm just waiting for "GO!"

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:08 PM
Good start. I am afraid the end to this con started a lot longer than that. The detail would require boat-loads of posts, pages, etc. But, you have a start. Let's speculate on the outcome, rather than the documentation of how we go here, as we are here.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If we go global, would it be commodities backed? Gold backed? Etc. If we do not go global, how will that play out? Check out this website for more on a specific idea by Bix Wier.

If we go the route of a one world currency, the scenarios that often dominate the minds of people who use ATS (myself included), etc., would more likely play out (i.e. RFID chips, etc.).

Ultimately, it is hard to say, because so much banking fraud and market manipulation is making it to light, that a few wealthy people not considered the "elite," may step up and say, "Are you kidding me? That is how we got here in the first place." The EU, which is the model for this craziness, isn't exactly working out like they thought.

Interesting times.

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by notsofunnyguy

Thanks, great idea for including global events! There's just so much news, it'd be hard for me to collect it all by myself. So if you have some good links, post'em!

The Japanese multi-disaster happened March 11, a month before the BWII conference. Although it definitely does have an impact on the markets, it might be hard to prove that it was a result of nefarious plots - other than the ATSers who blame it on HAARP. The nuclear coverup is a whole different bag of tricks though... There's already a good thread covering that here.

I remember reading about the Saudi cutback on oil exports, this happened in March as well - goes to show how little OPEC care about the soaring gas prices here... Obviously, it's in the cartel's best interest to exploit high prices by controlling supplies.
Saudi slashes oil output

Seems like a good way to lay the groundwork for a dollar collapse, because oil prices are pretty much inversely proportional to dollar value.

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by alyoshablue

I agree that the plans for a one-world-currency/government started long back. But with the symbolic significance and the timing of the recent Bretton Woods conference, it seems like the time is now to crank up the dial to meet the globalist endgoal - so we're going to see a lot of posturing (to avoid blame or signal insiders), and market manipulation to meet these ends in the coming months. I'd like to see a condensed place where we can look back and remind ourselves that the BIG changes that happen were not 'natural' - they were planned, and enacted in specific steps.

Honestly, I don't know the endgame beyond removing the USD from its privileged position. I think there'd be huge pushback against a global unified currency, and uprising against RFIDs - but I might be underestimating the amount of apathy people have worldwide. So, who would be the new superpower? EU is on the edge of a cliff, Japan is (tragically) out of the game, nobody really trusts China...

The thing about gold and silver is there is a limited supply, and supplies are probably already claimed (and then some, in the form of 'paper gold'). So it has some sort of 'real value', but it'd only perpetuate an elitist hierarchy - whoever has the physical wealth, has control over the whole system. So, I wouldn't want that as an endgoal, it'd only make things worse.

What do you think is going to happen?

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:38 PM
Well, you are right with the symbolics, or parallelism. As far as how it goes down, I often think of that. The link I provided suggests a doable route to the metals standard and it may not be as pie in the sky as one would think, especially with all the gold major companies are purchasing. However, let's assume that is all just a craze.

Realistically, it will be interesting to see how the recent case against Goldman Sachs plays out. Will our government step up and do what is right or are they completely bought out? If Goldman walks, it might be a good indicator as to the direction we are heading.

I know the IMF is pushing for an SDR type of model, however, anything that is based on commodities will be highly suspect as that market can be manipulated and if you believe in the HAARP aspect, that could lead to manipulation - not to mention how governments, like the EU, make a nation's natural resources hard to market. So, I really don't know.

I know whatever they will come out with will benefit some and not others and I reckon that most of us will be the others. But who knows, seems like the vice has been clamping down pretty hard for some time and something as to give.

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 10:27 PM
I Posted this in the other thread, but thought it would be relevant here too.....

S&P sounds alarm on US debt

The agency kept America’s credit rating at triple A but for the first time since it started rating US debt 70 years ago, cut its outlook from “stable” to “negative”. A negative outlook means there is a one-third chance of a downgrade in the next two years.

But here's the real concern....

Doubts about US creditworthiness could threaten the dollar’s use as a global reserve currency amid the rise of rivals such as China that have better growth prospects and fewer fiscal challenges.

Given other challenges the USD as reserve currency is facing, the outlook doesn't look too good.

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 10:52 PM
Another interesting take on the potential impact of the S&P outlook.

Asian Investors Risk Losses on Dollar Holdings After S&P Outlook Cut

S&P's threat to downgrade the U.S.'s AAA credit rating is a wake up call for Asian investors, according to one senior economist.

John Silvia, Chief Economist at Wells Fargo told CNBC on Tuesday that the current U.S. budget situation was unsustainable over time.

"If significant progress is not made you will probably get a depreciating dollar, probably higher interest rates, higher inflation, which means that many Asian investors will have capital losses on their U.S. treasury portfolios," Silvia added.

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