Truth About Middle East is Spreading
Zero Hedge has published an article, "Are The Middle East Wars Really About Forcing the World Into Dollars and Private Central Banking?" that mentions my theory that Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown because he wanted to set up a private gold-currency in Africa. You can see my article here: Gaddafi Planned Gold Dinar, Now Under Attack.
I don't want to give the idea, however, that Western powers-that-be were galvanized into action ONLY because of Gaddafi's gold currency idea. Here at DB, we regularly discuss a wide range of strategic plans that the elites seem to be putting into place in order to advance what is commonly known as a New World Order. In this article, I want to touch on some of these again.
Certainly, Gaddafi's idea probably provoked anger in the halls of Western power. As I wrote previously, the idea, according to Gaddafi, was that African and Muslim nations would join together to create this new currency and would use it to purchase oil and other resources in exclusion of the dollar and other currencies.
I was interviewed by the news service RT, and they called it "an idea that would shift the economic balance of the world." You can see my interview here: Real Cause for Gaddafi's Expulsion: Wanted Gold Currency?
It was a feasible plan, in my view. Gaddafi held some 144 tons of gold that he could have used to back a gold dinar, at least partially. Currently, I know of NO "mainstream" currency in the world that is backed by metals, either silver or gold. Less than 150 years ago money was considered to be gold or silver so we can see how quickly things change.
Iraq's Saddam Hussein, too, may have incurred the wrath of the Anglosphere power elite that is evidently and obviously behind the world's current financial system. Once he announced Iraqi oil would be traded in euros, not dollars, his fate was sealed, according to many alternative news sources.
In order to grant credibility to the above theories one needs to believe that the Anglosphere power elite is dedicated to defending the dollar's dominance. In fact, the world remains dollar driven and the dollar remains a fount of Western power. So the idea that Western powers-that-be would defend the dollar is not a far-fetched scenario.
The dollar is even referred to as the world's "reserve currency." And this did not happen accidentally but through the most determined kind of power politics. Saudi Arabia is the key to the dollar's pricing power. It is the famous Saud family (House of Saud) that refuses to sell their oil for anything other than dollars.
The Saud family is intimately tied into the Anglosphere power elite; the House of Saud is propped up by the West – militarily and otherwise – and in return, the world's largest producer of oil, and the controller of its marginal price points, props up the dollar.
The arrangement is perhaps a convincing argument, by the way, against Peak Oil theories. What are the chances that Saudi Arabia just happens to be the Anglosphere's biggest producer of oil in the Middle East and also the West's strongest ally?
Isn't it more reasonable to conclude that Western powers-that-be have RESTRICTED oil discovery and production around the world? Famously, according to a statement by one of the Forbes brothers last year, there is enough oil in the mainland United States to furnish energy for the next 1,000 years. That doesn't even include natural gas (which is still flared off) and coal.
The world is likely drowning in energy. The scarcities that people fear are generated by the power elite's dominant social themes – the fear-based promotions that are intended to frighten people into giving up power and wealth to globalist facilities such as the UN, IMF and World Bank.
What this seems to tell us, however, is that there is a bigger game afoot. Let's go through them one by one to see if we can determine the true reasons why Western powers have been so aggressive of late in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
There is, of course, the idea that the US and NATO are fighting in the Middle East for strategic resources and military-intel advantages against Russia and China. The idea is that the "great game" is once again afoot and that the West is repositioning itself both defensively and offensively to gain maximum flexibility and power over potential adversaries.
A second idea, and one mentioned in the Zero Hedge article referred to above, is that the powers-that-be – the "banksters" running much of the West's military machine – are intent on taking various public central banks and replacing them with private ones. The idea is that the Federal Reserve and other such central banks are actually private enterprises and that what the powers-that-be truly fear is the ability of citizen-led governments to print their own paper money.
Finally, there is a theory that has been advanced that we have offered in the past, which has to do with the establishment of a kind of Islamic "crescent arc" in the Middle East and Upper Africa. We've written about this numerous times and you can see our articles if you do an Internet search on the terms "Islam crescent arc" and "Daily Bell."
This argument has to do with the idea that the Anglosphere seeks a wider war on terror in the Middle East and is actively aiding Islamic regimes in order to create this war. While this may sound far-fetched to some, the various regimes that have been destabilized by so-called youth movements (controlled it seems out of Foggy Bottom and Britain) are all secular. And the replacement regimes are all Islamic.
There is a great deal of turmoil and war now taking place in the Middle East and Africa. It is perfectly possible that one single explanation cannot fully encompass the strategic plans of the power elite that is evidently and obviously behind a lot of troubles there.
What does seem clear – to me anyway – is that the problems in that troubled part of the world are growing more severe rather than less. For whatever reason, or reasons, the power elite seems to want to ratchet up tensions and that determination seems stronger as time goes by.
It is a troubling phenomenon and one certainly hopes it does not lead to a truly severe and widespread conflagration. It needn't happen, although I, along with many others in the alternative blogosphere, fear it might.
Posted by AlephNull on 01/14/12 06:11 PM
Just in case this hasn't been seen yet :
"Life in Libya with Leader Gaddafi:"
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Just shows how "the people" can benefit if their Central Bank is not "Debt Money" based !
The List starts after "Life in Libya with Leader Gaddafi:"
Posted by dotti on 01/14/12 05:14 PM
We all have to prepare for the worst. The spinning top has wabbled for much longer than I thought it could.
Did you read or listen to the Rickards interview. In some weird way it was reassuring. Hmmmmmm. Maybe because he thinks that Russia and China will not get involved--and he presents a good rationale for that.
Out to dinner tonight!
Posted by steveg on 01/14/12 04:35 PM
posted by dotti: "Good articles. Thanks, Steve."
Thanks dotti, your comments are appreciated as is your input on various posts. We live in very corrupt times and one wonders where it will all end?
Posted by dotti on 01/14/12 04:34 PM
I don't think I know what "patriotism" is anymore. Were the anti-war (Viet Nam) war protestors patriots? Are those who think 9/11 was a false flag event patriots? What about those who think the assassination of JFK was an "inside job"?
You get the idea.
I believe that almost without exception our political leaders and the financial elite are corrupt. Those who are not directly on the take are still under the influence of a corrupt system. When the Tea Party electees refused to "compromise", they were attacked by even the "conservatives" of their own party. As RP is attacked routinely.
I grew up thinking that it was patriotic to defend America and work to have a strong America, which included but was not limited to a strong military. Also, that we all needed to guard our constitutional rights, not just for ourselves, but for others as well. Torture was not acceptable. The US was a shining example for the world, not the world's "enforcer".
I don't know what patriotism is anymore. I think RP could probably define it, but I can't.
It is with great difficulty--a personality flaw, no doubt--that I eat the straw and spit out the sticks. But I do understand the concept.
I do not accept the theory of a pre-tribulation rapture; therefore I think things are going to get much worse before they get better.
And a good day to you, as well, my friend!
Posted by Molly56 on 01/14/12 04:24 PM
Could you elaborate on this paragraph? How do we (you) know this?
"The Obama administration is a friend of the FED central banking crowd which determines the quantity of USDs. However, they are an ardent foe of the American oil majors which decide the "value" of the USD in connection with the Saudis and their fix of the oil price. The present presidential election must be understood in this context."
Posted by c.martel on 01/14/12 04:05 PM
Good points dotti and thanks for the feedback! But just for the record, and that no one will get me wrong ... I am greatly patriotic.
What I have a problem with however is current leaders who have strayed from America's sovereign greatness as intended by the Founding Fathers.
The Bible says that there will be evil men, impostors and anti-Christs throughout history and this generation is surely no different.
Though I do not agree with some of Daily Bell's conclusions, they do come out with some very valuable insights at times. I can pick out the bones and use the good stuff.
I am of the opinion that there is no one man that will be the salvation ... only Jesus Christ who will one day rule and reign. That doesn't mean that there can't be "good men" who can lead in the mean-time.
Good day to you!
Posted by Bischoff on 01/14/12 03:14 PM
I think Ghaddafi's contemplated Libyan "gold currency" was as much a pipe dream as the Malaysian "gold currency" or the Iranian "Gold Dinar currency". So much for the "gold currency" idea. It ain't never going to appear for a variety of reasons.
The battle which is going on in the Middle East is for the "value" of the USD. Since 1979, the value of the USD rested in the Saudi's exclusively quoting oil in USD. The Saudis are able to fix the world oil price, because they are the marginal cost producer. The U.S. supported the Saudis in their world oil price fix by giving assurance to militarily enforce the free flow of oil out of the Persian Gulf. What good is an oil price fix, if the oil cannot be delivered?
As to the "Islamic Crescent Arc", the idea already exists. It is called OPEC. OPEC is led by the Saudis to allocate production quotas amongst its members so as not to end up in a "price war", and thereby undercut the Saudi oil price fix.
Saddam Hussein incurred the ire of the U.S. when he proved successful in selling Iraqie crude for EUROS. However, this was only possible, because corrupt UN bureaucrats facilitated it by manipulating the quotas which were imposed through the sanctions against Iraq. Nevertheless, the fact that the EURO proved an effective currency to be used for paying "oil bills" greatly disturbed U.S. central bankers. It threatened to undermine the value of the USD as the only "worlds reserve currency" with which countries paid their "oil bills". If any one wonders why Saddam Hussein had to go, here is the reason.
Why the U.S. concern? The USD, as exclusive "world reserve currency", is like writing checks which are never cashed. If a competing currency can cut into or replace the USD for paying oil bills, the "USD checks" would be presented for payment. That is the reason the U.S. military makes sure that nothing happens to the Saudis, and nothing happens to the free flow of oil out of the Persian Gulf. It's all about securing the value of the USD.
As to Russia and China, they have the democraphic and natural resources to compete with the U.S. as an industrial economy. What they don't have, is a currency which can match the USD in value. Having gold to "back" a currency means nothing, unless the currency is redeemable. Would Russia or China create a "redeemable" currency? There is doubt whether China or Russia would accept Anglo-American monetary superiority voluntarily. A hot war to resolve the problem, is unlikely. Therefore, the fight is on the political level, primarily by turning the U.S. into a complete and openly controlled and managed economy ala Russia and China. In the meantime, the U.S. has been involved in Afghanistan to prevent the construction of an Iranian pipeline into China, and a Russian pipeline into the Indian Ocean.
The Obama administration is a friend of the FED central banking crowd which determines the quantity of USDs. However, they are an ardent foe of the American oil majors which decide the "value" of the USD in connection with the Saudis and their fix of the oil price. The present presidential election must be understood in this context.
NATO has evolved into a enforcement arm to assist the U.S. in securing the value of the USD. The trouble with the EURO must be seen in context of Europe having to support the value of the USD.
Iran is the only competitor to the Saudis and Kuwaities as least cost producers of crude oil. Iran would love to take advantage of this position and replace the Saudis in fixing the "oil price". It is for that reason that they try to interfere with oil sales from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and with the Saudi control over the "world oil price". Closing, or even threatening to close, the Strait of Hormuz is one step in that direction.
As to central banks becoming "private", I have no idea how this would work, accept on the basis of what you call "free banking". To me, it makes no sense.
Yes, central banks run by big government politicians, and the dependent big banks which distribute and circulate their "irredeemable" currency, are threatened by a banking system which creates a "redeemable" currency under the RBD. A currency created against Real Bills and redeemable in gold returns the control and management of paper currency back to private producers and savers, and to an independent, commercial banking system. That is the nightmare the central banking crowd has to face.
Posted by Don from the Republic of Lakotah on 01/14/12 03:10 PM
Military make work may also play a role. One sees the spectacle of military brass trying to squeeze the carrier group naval archetype into the world's navel. Carrier groups originally constructed to oppose Japanese carrier groups in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Carrier groups where admirals probably outnumber ships.
Witness Adml Sir Mark Stanhope recently stumping to use a carrier group in place of land based aircraft from a plethora of nearby Anglo-American bases.
"But Sir Mark said the carrier and its planes would have been useful in Libya. 'If we had Ark Royal and the Harriers, I feel relatively reassured that we would have deployed that capability off Libya,' he said."
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Posted by dotti on 01/14/12 02:56 PM
Thanks for the reply. Do you believe that Rickards is correct that the war is already starting in Iran? Kardashian weddings get more play than a new war!!! One friend of mine says, no problem. The USA and Israel can bomb Iran back to the stone age. Isn't that what they thought about Iraq?
I feel like Alice. War with Iran? No problem.
I agree with all you stated in your post, but with one twist. I don't think that we get any type of "reset" without a total collapse of the financial world. I'm actually HOPING for a collapse!!! I feel crazy for feeling that way, but seeing the corruption disgusts me to the point that I'm willing to give up a lot of "fluff" for real change.
Unfortunately, I believe that any correction will be only a temporary setback for the PTB. They cannot be destroyed.
I recently heard of a book that I think came out in the 50's: They Thought they Were Free. It sounded waaaayyy too familiar.
I don't see how the world financial system can be bailed out. The only hope FOR THEM is inflating the debt away. And I don't think they can pull that off without triggering hyperinflation. And yes, there will be some deflationary pressures along the way as well.
Thanks, Frank, for your feedback!
Posted by dotti on 01/14/12 02:45 PM
Good articles. Thanks, Steve.
I don't watch much MSM, but I'm thinking that there's not much about the new and better Libyan regime.
I'm curious as to how that's working out for them.
Posted by dotti on 01/14/12 02:30 PM
I have accepted that the reason that Iraq and Libya were attacked was because they threatened the USD. They were made an example of: if you don't play ball with us (our way), not only you, but your family will be destroyed/tortured/raped/whatever.
I grew up with all the patriotic rah-rah of the 50's and 60's. Yet I see "my government" acting in a way that seems to be terrorist--but on behalf of the "state" backed up by all the forces of the UN and NATO.
The abrogation of the Treaty of Westphalia seems to be ushering in a completely new standard of what constitutes a reason to go to war.
I, for one, do not like it. Seems most others around me are blind to it. It's a good thing I can come here to find like minds.
Total blindness of the citizenry to what "our" government is doing. No one cares. Just RP. Maybe he will live long enough to make a difference, but I fear that if things do begin to change as a result of his voice, his voice will be silenced. No matter what it takes. It will probably be made to look like a suicide with a note saying he's sorry he promoted such crazy ideas.
Best to all.
Posted by Frank on 01/14/12 01:41 PM
I rarely view RT, yet when I do it seems I can trust more what they report than our own MSM (including Fox).
Thanks also dotti for reference to King World News & Jim Rickards interviews. Like Rickards, I think the gold trend is still up over the next few years, not down, and a $3000-$5000 level is not unreasonable. I do not yet know at what level I will cash out 50% of my gold & silver holdings. I'm guessing now $3,000 gold & $100 silver.
I basically no longer trust my government. I think the big government politicians are, in fact, puppets of the Power Elite, whether they know it or not. I for sure don't trust the Federal Reserve or paper-backed US Dollars. It's disheartening to see honest, small government, Constitution-loving politicians like Ron Paul not get the nomination, or even much support from so-called "conservative" voters. I trust Ron Paul way more than any of the others who are more of the same big government politicians.
The most disgusting thing for me is the notion that the Power Elite will do anything (including help start wars) in order to achieve their goal of a One World Order & One World Currency. If the average American voter does not wake up & insist on small government, Constitution-loving politicians to run the show... I don't see much hope in avoiding more wars & a financial collapse. The clock is ticking & time is running short. I even thought time would have run out by now, but I was wrong. My timing might be wrong, but I think all the bad trends are still in play.
Posted by steveg on 01/14/12 01:40 PM
Very interesting article as always. The MSM could take a lesson from the Daily Bell. Corruption and treachery are rampant in the system, and nobody goes to jail. War criminals are running loose and puppet politicians grovel to the Banksters. See links below:
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Posted by kenn on 01/14/12 01:38 PM
1 They kill off major populations
2 They destroy most of what civilization has built up to that moment.
3 They promote a great, if temporary, post war economy.
4 The cycle starts over again... . apparently were not the brightest stars in the sky...
Posted by c.martel on 01/14/12 01:33 PM
As usual, you present some very intriguing suggestions of motives for the West's current orchestrations of power change and destabilization in the Middle East and North Africa.
The position you present that Gaddafi was planning an African and Islamic gold-backed currency sheds new light on the subject and would most certainly cause much harm to the West, especially in light of its current state of economic meltdown.
It would make perfect sense that destabilization of Libya, Egypt etc. would be in order to protect the West's economy. After all, why else would Western "democratic" powers want so fervently to undertake the destabilization of these sovereign nations that have been allies and partners and who showed a reasonable degree of stability and self- reliance in the global community? This would explain too why they are so fervently interested in hunting down and doing away with Gaddafi's sons who most certainly were also proponents of this new currency.
And as you suggest, there must be other reasons, some of which don't make sense, but this one regarding the African Islamic gold backed currency makes perfect sense.
Keep up the good work!
Posted by jkluttz on 01/14/12 01:01 PM
"... powers-that-be truly fear is the ability of citizen-led governments to print their own paper money."
Since when are there any citizen-led governments? Switzerland maybe. You must mean governments led by local elites rather than the internationalist elite.
Posted by victorbarney on 01/14/12 12:10 PM
Anthony, let me tell you what the Hebrew inspired Scriptures have to say about it: First, Israel by the seed of Joseph, not Judah(Gen. 48:16) has put over u.s. not only the "forbidden foreigner" of Deuteronomy 17:15, but also the SELF-PROFESSED "ANTI-CHRIST"(Marxist) of REVELATION, chapter 11. That's his words to our more verbally edept sex that also make up our largest voting block and put him in as President over u.s. p.s. It also is written that the FIRST-BORN will be LAST and the LAST-BORN will be FIRST! WATCH, especially on September 16, 2012, which is the Israelite Feast of Trumpets! Just saying...
Posted by finninsweden on 01/14/12 11:55 AM
I don't know what to think of this guy. Ever since he first appeared on the KWN I have sensed that there is "something" about him... Well,according to his bio he is at the very least an establishment guy, a CIA or some else intelligence network operative at the worst...
Posted by dotti on 01/14/12 11:35 AM
Our government in the USA--under what influence I will not say--seems intent on waging wars which appear to me to be serving something other than the citizenry of this nation.
I am particularly troubled by this interview of Jim Rickards that appeared on King World News yesterday. I consider him to be a highly reliable source, but if what he claims is true, I am stunned that there is virtually no news of this war.
http:// kingworldnews . com /kingworldnews/ KWN_DailyWeb/ Entries /2012/1/13_Jim_Rickards_- _War_With_Iran_has_Begun,_Gold_to_Break_$2,000.html
In case the link doesn't work, the interview in at King World News, Gold blogs, Jim Rickards.
I hope someone else will give an opinion.
Posted by Hognutz on 01/14/12 11:27 AM