USA - Warpath to keep Dollar?
So this comes straight from Google Translate, original in Dutch. (Not a smart idea to begin with) and in no way am I concluding things from this piece. However, it shows an interesting perspective whether you believe or not.
Also I have to note, the site this was posted (reposted) on is well, kinda of "lesser" quality.
When asked why America seems to have such a hurry dealing with all the violence within Syria there are several possible answers . There is a reasonable chance of a global conflict with China and Russia as a result of the invasion of a, respectively, small country.
Why did the United States than attack Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen? Why should Syria be attacked? And why is the U.S. so keen on Iran. Another wider historical perspective can explain, but before that we have to go back in time.
In 1945, the Bretton Woods agreement established the dollar as the global currency standard which meant that the international commodities were priced in dollars. The agreement gave the United States a clear financial advantage which was made under the condition that those dollars would remain at a consistent rate of $ 35 per ounce. Exchangeable for gold ( 31.10 g ) The United States promised not to print too much money, but this was based on trust, because the Federal Reserve audits or monitoring refused its printing presses.
In the years prior to 1970 the spending in the Vietnam war for many countries clearly expressed that the U.S. had pressed far more money than it had in gold , these countries began asking their gold back. This caused a rapid decline in the value of the dollar. The situation reached a climax in 1971 when France tried to ask her gold back and Nixon refused. On 15 August, he made the following very important announcement :
"I have ordered the Minister of Finance to do whatever is needed to defend against the speculators . I instructed Minister Connally to temporarily stop the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets, excluding amounts and conditions laid down in the interest of monetary stability and in the best interests of the United States . "
This was not a temporary measure but rather a permanent default . For the rest of the world that the U.S. had trusted with their gold, it was pure theft.
In 1973, President Nixon asked King Faisal of Saudi Arabia to accept payment for oil and to invest any excess profits in U.S. . Bonds and bills only in U.S. dollars, Nixon offered military protection for the Saudi oil fields . The same offer was extended to each of the world's major oil producing countries and had every member of OPEC agreed to sell oil only in U.S. dollars by 1975. By abandoning the dollar from gold and linking this to foreign oil , all oil importing countries in the world were forced to a constant purchasing of Federal Reserve shares. To get the shares they had to physically send valuable goods to America. This was the birth of the petrodollar. Paper went out and everything America needed as physically material came in, with the result that the United States were very rich.
With the petrodollar in their pocket America could place ever higher bets, over bluffing every country in the world. Until finally the American military spending was more than all countries in the world together. The Russians had no chance and with the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1991 the last military balance disappeared. The Americans were now an undisputed superpower without opponents . Many hoped that this would usher in an era of peace and stability. Unfortunately there were places who thought differently.
In that same year 1991 America invaded Iraq in the first Gulf War. After breaking the Iraqi army and the destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure, restrictions were imposed to prevent the rebuilding of infrastructure, including water treatment plants and hospitals. The penalties, which were initiated by Bush senior, were sustained throughout the reign of Clinton for more than ten years. It is estimated that 500,000 Iraqi children were killed by this and The Clinton administration was fully aware of these figures.
The actual reason for the second Iraq war was in November 2000 that Iraq wanted to sell its oil exclusively in euros. That was a direct attack on the value of the dollar and the leadership of America and that was not tolerated. The U.S. government began, supported by the mainstream media, to build an idea that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and was planning to use it. Following a massive propaganda campaign in 2003, America invaded Iraq and when the country was under control, the oil sales immediately were put back into dollars. That was particularly noteworthy because they switched back to dollars at a loss of 15 to 20 percent yielded by the higher value of the euro. That is totally illogical unless you count from the petrodollar .
Let's see what's happened over the past decade . Let's see if you recognize a pattern.
In Libya Ghadhafi collaborated with other African countries based on the gold standard currency, the DYNAR, with the intention of replacing the dollar in that region. U.S. and NATO troops then helped to destabilize and overthrow the Libyan government in 2011. After bringing under control the region, rebels armed by Americans executed Ghadhafi and instantly started the Libyan central bank.
Iran has been conducting a campaign to stop selling oil for dollars and has recently signed agreements to sell oil in gold. The reaction of America, together with the leading media, building an international campaign for military intervention on the grounds to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon. In the run are firmly imposed sanctions that U.S. officials openly admit that they are focused on destroying the Iranian economy .
Syria is the closest ally of Iran, they are linked by agreements on mutual defence. The country is currently in the process of destabilization with open support of America. Although Russia and China have warned America to not get involved the U.S. government gives reason in recent months they still intent to go to intervene in Syria.
It seems clear that military intervention in Syria and Iran is not considered, it's been a foregone conclusion. As it already was with Iraq and Libya . America is working to do that for what they had already planned. Diplomatic excuse the rationale for these invasions and covert actions are clear, as we see them in their full context and connect the dots. Those who effectively run America understand that if even a few countries are beginning to sell oil for euro's or gold, this will cause a chain reaction causing the dollar to collapse. The oil is the only thing keeping the value of the dollar up at this time. Instead of accepting that the dollar is nearing the end of its life , the car rulers would rather do a calculated gamble . They have decided to break every rebellious country in the Middle East and Africa with the brute force of the U.S. military to prevent selling of oil in anything other then dollars.
That in itself is bad enough. But what you must understand is that this does not stop with Iran. China and Russia have made it clear that an attack on Syria or Iran is not acceptable. Iran is one of their main allies, one of the last independent oil producers in that region.
Then there is the issue of the gas and oil pipelines and the European market for energy suppliers. In 2011 Iran , Syria and Iraq came to an agreement on the construction of a pipeline. In early 2013, this was an agreement, and the route of the pipeline was then discussed. Including Russia is doing everything to ensure that this energy is not only traded in gold in the relatively worthless dollars . Also the pro-Russian and anti - American sentiment in these countries plays a role. This pipeline also caused a competitive European market in terms of prices of the dollar - energy forces down. This is much against the wishes of countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar who owe their wealth to the inflated dollars .
Russia already sells energy in gold, understands that if the export geographically convenient Syria and Iran are centrally located, there is no more to the dollar to escape other than by war. Despite the warnings America continues. What we are witnessing is a path that leads directly to the unthinkable. It is a route that was plotted with a full awareness of the consequences for humanity, years ago.
But who put this race in ? Which psychopaths deliberately create a global conflict with millions of deaths as a result only to protect the value of a piece of paper? It is clearly not the president. The decision for the invasion of Libya , Syria and Iran had long taken before Obama became president. He's just doing his job, just as his predecessors did. So then, who really pulls the strings ? The best answer to a question like this is often found by asking another question : Who benefits ?
Is America waging war on the world to keep the Dollar in place? I think we can all agree that oil sold in gold or Euro's would not be good for the stability and value of the Dollar.
Conspiracy theory or closer to the truth then we would like?
After all the NSA scandals do we just say: this is nonsense? Your thoughts.