Lets start with the basics. The US imports far more than it exports. The US debt is growing at an exponential rate, it will never be paid off(Lets
face it EVEN if Ron Paul got elected, he would not be able to balance the budget, especially with the congress he would have to work with). So
basically the US is a free loader, and we have no means or intentions on changing that.
Now for some basic facts of the direction we are heading in.
Back in 2002, about 6% of the US population was on food stamps, now its over 14%
US Foreclosures up 32% JUST last year. Link
Im not even going to get into the skyrocketing prices of food and other commodities.
The United States spends an insane amount of money on military, especially for a countries that has no means to afford it.
edit: the graph below is percentage of global military spending.
The United States dollar will collapse when it is no longer the reserve currency. China, Japan, Russia, France, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, and other
major super powers have been planning for this switch.
Russia and China are already looking to lower their holdings of the US dollar.
In one article above, a Chinese official from a ratings firm pointed out the US is "issuing new debt to repay old debt." That's like if you took out
a new credit card to pay off old credit card debts, in the end you'll be bankrupt, period.
Putin is fed up- “Thank God, or unfortunately, we do not print a reserve currency but what are they doing? They are behaving like hooligans,
switching on the printing press and tossing them around the whole world, forgetting their main obligations.” And not just that “The Russian
authorities have said they would like to see a basket of currencies including the ruble replacing the dollar as the main reserve currency" Uh
Oh, and Russia is the largest exporter of oil and natural gas, thats kinda important.
But lets not forget who has the most nukes, its not the US.
So what will happen when the US dollar is no longer the reserve currency? We will no longer be able to print more money like we do now. Oh, and gas
prices, welcome to $10 a gallon, or more with inflation. What will happen when when we default? Not only will our internal economy completely
collapse, but we will no longer be able to pay for social services. The close to 15% of Americans who are on food stamps, screwed. The people on
unemployment and social security? Screwed. People will be desperate(see what happened in Germany at the the beginning of WW2 when their economy
collapsed and all they had was their military). Unemployment will skyrocket and the government will try to counter it by employing more people(as they
already are). This is no conspiracy theory, this is just a matter of time. S will HTF. And when this happens, all that will be left will be our
military, the largest in the world, and I have a feeling the US will not go down without a fight. The American people will support the politicians who
promise them everything back, even though its not feasible. The enemy will be the countries that no longer want to sell us oil or loan us money.
Oh, and regardless of 9/11 conspiracy theories, it looks like foreign governments did assist in 9/11. At least Saudi Arabia did.
Lets assume this is true and the government knows this. Then Iraq and Afghanistan story was a charade. Maybe our officials don't care about the Iraqi
or Afghan governments/people and going in was just a way for the US to gain strategic territory in case the super powers that really were behind 9/11
mean business. Not only for oil, but also to have troops and supplies stationed and ready in that part of the world, and imo that's why Obama backed
out of his campaign promise to pull out of Iraq in 2009. Same with Libya. The US is not threatened at all by Libya, Afghanistan, or Iraq - nor does it
financially make sense for the US to intervene for humanitarian purposes. We are there for alternative purposes. Maybe even just to say "Look at us,
we are broke, but we still can still destroy you, we are the world hegemon"
We are making enemies everywhere in our attempt to maintain global hegemony. For example, Pakistan asked us this year to stop drone attacks in their
but nope nope. We kept them coming, drones are
still bombing Pakistan till this day, and they are suppose to be an ally! The US does not respect any other countries sovereignty, because the only
way the US has survived this far is by being a bully, and that's how it will go down.
This course we are talking is not one that can be maintained. Sooner or later the empire will be challenged. And I fear it will indeed be sooner than
later and will coincide with the collapse of our economy. I'm not gonna be a jackass like alex jones and give you a bogus time frame, but it sure is
looming. And if there is no war, maybe a NWO will actually come about. Who knows, the only thing Im sure of is you wont die of boredom, maybe
something else but not boredom lol because things will only get more interesting.
edit on 14-7-2011 by CREAM because: (no reason given)