Russia cuts off energy supply to Europe; petrodollar dumped. Gordon Logan.

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I met Richard Sakwa of the Royal Institute for International Affairs a few months ago. He said he thought that we in the UK would lucky if we survived the currect confrontation with Russia. I also happened to run into Lord Mandelson. I introduced myself.
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He said that he was going to have a meeting with John Sawers (DG of MI6) the following day. Peter is a gofer for Jacob Rothschild and is in favour of the UK and the EU ‘punching their way in the world’. He means of  course punching Putin. One way or another, a Ukrainian fighter pilot shot down MH17 a few weeks later. Jacob must have been pleased. However, he won’t be so pleased with today’s news.
 
Gordon Logan

http://www.naturalnews.com/z048313_currency_war_Russia_petrodollar.html

Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) There are some big moves taking place on the global stage that you need to know about, as this could all lead to World War III.

Yesterday Russia cut off its natural gas supply to Europe, “plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated,” reports the Daily Mail. [1]

“This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.”

Alternative media warned about this weeks ago

This was all predicted in advance as a move toward World War III. The website All News Pipeline summarizes the predictions which were widely printed across the alternative media weeks ago.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts had also warned in advance of a “Black Swan Event” such as Russia cutting off energy supplies to European nations as a prelude to war.

Europe depends heavily on natural gas supplies from Russia which are piped into the region via Ukraine. This is especially true in the winter when gas is needed for heat.

Russia pulls out of the petrodollar

In addition to cutting off natural gas supplies to Europe, Russia has also “just pulled itself out of the petrodollar,” reports Zero Hedge. [2]

The story quotes Bloomberg.com stating that Russia “may unseal its $88 billion Reserve Fund and convert some of its foreign-currency holdings into ruble.”

This is further explained by Mac Slavo at SHTFplan.com who explains, “What we are seeing are the strategic moves that will eventually catalyze the next great war. And make no mistake, this is exactly what’s in store for the world should these escalations continue.”

An escalation into war?

What’s happening here is a radical escalation of the global currency war in which Russia and China are attempting to route the U.S. dollar and ultimately destroy the U.S. empire.

Part of this strategy involves dumping the petrodollar as a global reserve currency and reverting to alternative currencies backed by something more than just hot air. Further evidence of this strategy is found in the explanations on King World News which states that China is moving to back its Yuan currency with gold!

This explains why China has been buying up the world’s physical gold supplies. The U.S., meanwhile, has empty gold vaults and a fiat paper currency backed by nothing but hot air, empty promises and endless debt. The whole world knows this, and nations like Russia are positioning themselves to take advantage of the massive currency collapse that’s eventually coming to the dollar.

Just yesterday, the Swiss franc skyrocketed 30% in mere minutes as the central banks controlling the Euro neared announcing their own massive money printing scheme that would flood the global markets with Euros. As Associated Press wrote, “Bowing to the inevitable, Switzerland has ditched an increasingly expensive policy to limit the export-sapping rise of the Swiss franc — a decision that propelled the currency a whopping 30 percent higher against the euro within minutes.” [3]

Oil prices manipulated as an act of economic warfare

As part of the U.S. effort to wage war on Russia, oil prices have been artificially lowered with the help of the Saudis (who have strong ties to the Bush family and whose royalty was magically evacuated out of the U.S. on private jets during the 9/11 terror attacks) working in conjunction with U.S. forces. The aim is to devastate the Russian economy, harm the Russian currency and even cause damage to Venezuela where food supplies are now wiped out and grocery stores are being guarded by armed government military personnel.

Of course, you won’t hear a word of this from the hypnotic, droning mainstream media which tells you everything is just fine. It isn’t. Massive geopolitical strategies and schemes are being unleashed right now, behind the scenes, and a currency war is under way at the highest levels.

The days are numbered for the dollar as the world’s reserve currency

The world, it seems, is fed up with the U.S. abusing its reserve currency status by pumping up the money supply with billions of dollar a month in new fiat money. (Courtesy of the Federal Reserve and its bankster bailouts.) The world is also fed up with the U.S. meddling in international affairs in Ukraine, the Middle East and hundreds of individual nations where the U.S. empire maintains a military occupation of one kind or another.

Right now the Russians are targeting NATO countries with the energy cut-offs, sending a message that any nation which allows its soil to be used by western forces to host missile systems will find its economy crushed by a lack of available energy.

The U.S., meanwhile, has dangerously backed Putin into a corner from which we can only expect an aggressive backlash engineered to protect the national interests of Russia itself.

Remember how the U.S. was drawn into World War II?

You may or may not recall that it was a U.S.-led energy blockage against Japan in the 1940’s that ultimate forced Japan to launch its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. In a similar pattern, the U.S. and NATO nations are currently forcing devastating economic sanctions onto Russia, driving the nation into a rapidly-dwindling set of defensive options, one of which includes the deployment of nuclear weaponry.

This situation is beyond “serious.” It is at red alert levels, and you need to be monitoring websites like www.SteveQuayle.com to catch the headlines you won’t find in the mainstream media.

Steve Quayle has consistently been decades ahead of everyone else with his predictions on biological weaponry, currency wars and much more. His foresight is so far-reaching, in fact, that it’s almost a curse because a society blinded by the distractions of current affairs will never value the accurate warnings of a man who sees a decade or more into the future. Western culture is far too short-sighted and self-possessed to take seriously the words of a man who warns that the good times buoyed by debt and delusion won’t last forever.

In a world of deceit, all truth-tellers are condemned

Even now, we are living in a time when all truth-tellers are condemned as heretics. Any person quoting accurate economic statistics, for example, is called a “doom and gloomer.” Anyone questioning the sanity of a government that’s $18 trillion in debt and spending wildly on ballooning entitlement programs is labeled “anti-government.” We are living in a time that’s so bizarre, almost everything the average American believes to be true is factually false. The mainstream news is the wool that’s pulled over their eyes to blind them from the truth, to paraphrase The Matrix.

The real truth is that our world is headed straight into unprecedented crisis and conflict. When you wake up tomorrow, realize you are living in the run-up to a collapsed economy that exists in a world where the most powerful nations on the planet have already declared a covert war on the U.S. empire (and can’t wait to bring it down).

The artificially-inflated luxury lifestyle currently experienced by the U.S. population — complete with welfare state entitlement programs — will come to an end for the simple reason that it’s all funded by artificial money creation. That artificial money creation, in turn, is only possible because the dollar is currently the world’s reserve currency, providing a very large money supply base (“buffer”) that insulates America from the more immediate effects of fiat currency creation. But as the world abandons the petrodollar, the ability of the U.S. to print its way to bigger government, bigger entitlements and bigger debt will utterly collapse.

Something big is “fast approaching” – Ron Paul

It is not a coincidence that bankers keep showing up “suicided” (i.e. killed off) lately. It is also not a coincidence that the U.S. domestic police forces have been arming up with military weapons from the front lines of all-out war in the Middle East. Law enforcement is arming up for something big. Really big.

As Ron Paul recently wrote in a widely-cited column, “A major geopolitical or economic event, greater than the crisis of 2008, is fast approaching. The precipitating event will be a surprise to the majority of politicians and economists. There are many “next shoe to drop” possibilities, and one could happen any time or any place.”

Ron Paul goes on to explain:

Sanity will not return to US leaders until our financial system collapse — an event for which they are feverishly working… Debt in all categories will continue to increase at unsustainable rates…

The riots to come

Everyone at the highest levels of the U.S. government knows that the current entitlement state debt system is wildly unsustainable. They also know that the day after the EBT cards (food stamps) stop working, every U.S. city will collapse into under chaos and mass rioting.

Although this event could still be years away, its arrival is inevitable. And when it does happen, it will happen suddenly, without warning. That means most people will be completely caught off guard. And when they are caught off guard, they will panic.

I pity the people who do not realize what’s happening on the global stage. All those people obsessed with Hollywood movies, celebrities, fashion and television will be completely taken by surprise when the currency war escalates. They have no idea how close they are to helplessness, hunger and desperation. They have no awareness of reality, no real-world skills and no ability to take care of themselves.

That’s why I recently declared 2015 to be the Year of Self-Reliance. This is the year when it’s becoming increasingly urgent to learn and practice skills for living away from the systems that are subject to failure. This is a time to learn how to augment your current lifestyle with some home food production, water collection and storage, off-grid energy sources, home-based medicine production and more.

Interestingly, many Russians already have these skills, so if economic devastation strikes both the USA and Russia, there’s no question that the Russian citizens will do far better in terms of survival and self-reliance. Russia, even with all its own problems, at least does not criminalize home gardening, fresh cow’s milk and home-produced herbal remedies.

Sources for this story include:
[1] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1106…
[2] http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-14/rus…
[3] http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150115/eu-…

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16 Responses to “Russia cuts off energy supply to Europe; petrodollar dumped. Gordon Logan.”

  1. Nollidge says:

    And the Swiss have just stopped pegging their Franc to the Euro.Swiss franc has now risen approx 30% in value.Anyone with a Swiss bank loan has a problem.A number of German cities are affected.

  2. Baron says:

    It really is pointless Tap printing misinformation.
    Russia has NOT cut off gas supplies.
    They have said that when the pipeline through Turkey is completed they will cut out sending gas through Ukraine.

  3. sovereigntea says:

    The sole source for the assertion that the Russians have cut the gas supply appears to be the Daily Mail. Oddly there appears to be no mention of it on RT, TASS or Pravda.

    That said we see another chess move here.

    Russia may lift food import ban from Greece if it quits EU – Russian agriculture minister
    Economy
    January 16, 23:55 UTC+3
    “If Greece has to leave the European Union, we will build our own relations with it, the food ban will not be applicable to it,” he said

  4. sovereigntea says:

    EU PARLIAMENT SABOTAGING EUROPES ENERGY SUPPLY & ECONOMY 15% OF UK GAS COMES FROM RUSSIA
    STRASBOURG, January 15. /TASS/. The European Parliament has urged the European Council to take further restrictive measures against Russia, if no progress is made in the Ukrainian crisis settlement. European lawmakers recommended sanctions should be spread on energy sector and Russian capabilities to carry out international financial transactions should be restricted, the European Parliament said in a resolution on the situation in Ukraine adopted at its session on Thursday.

  5. Da Man says:

    The Daily Fail is a very reliable source if you’re a blind & deaf idiot in a coma.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Erdogan’s actions recently seem set to sink Turkey’s admission to EU – maybe that’s the Putin plan, to get the pipeline re-directed through Turkey, rather than Ukraine, going ahead.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Also to teach the EU idiocy a lesson re the idiotic sanctions moving the infrastructure ( ie pipes ) from the border of Ukraine to Turkey will cost a fortune.

  7. danceaway says:

    Lada Ray (Futurist Trendcast) is worth reading on this issue. Misinformation put out by the Ukraine and EU to stir the pot? The Russians said that when the pipeline to Turkey is built, they will stop sending it through Ukraine. DM did not publish this on main news pages. Looks like we should not be taken in, but watch; PCRoberts is also expressing doubts that it has actually happened yet.

  8. Gordon Logan says:

    Jim Rodgers, who is a pal of George Soros, has posted the Zero Hedge story on his website. http://www.pacificrimcoin.com/uncategorized/jim-sinclair-19/
    That Russia had cut the gas supply to 6 countries in South East Europe was reported on many sites on Wed 14th. Simultaneously, John Kerry and Philip Hammond were visiting Sofia, Bulgaria. So the Russians were sending a message. On the same day, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak issued a statement, reported by Reuters, that ‘there were no reasons to change terms for gas deliveries to Ukraine once current deal expires at the end of March.’ He had just met Maros Sefcovic, the European Union’s Energy Commissioner. There are no reports so far that the Russians have restored the supply of gas to South East Europe to previous levels.. One way or another, the Russians (and the Chinese) can cause a hell of a lot of trouble, as Paul Craig Roberts points out, and he knows what he’s talking about. Don’t forget that the top brass in the Pentagon are very unhappy campers and are sick of the shenanigans of the Zio-Globalists, who started the Ukrainian fiasco. Incidentally, Israel is finished. Both the Russian and American generals will make sure that Israel ‘flat-ass disappears’. It’s just a matter of time. The Khazars aren’t Jews genetically and will have to return to the Ukraine where they originally came from.

  9. Gordon Logan says:

    CORRECTION: The Daily Mail story that Mike Adams refers to in his article “Russia cuts of energy supply to Europe” is here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1106382/Europe-plunged-energy-crisis-Russia-cuts-gas-supply-Ukraine.html
    The article has no time stamp, which is very unusual for the Daily Mail, but it’s from 2009! So the Russians have NOT cut off gas to six South East European countries at all. That happened in 2009 not 2015. So this has nothing to do with EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič visit to Gasprom last week, where Alexei Miller told him to start building a pipeline from Turkey through the Balkans to Central Europe to replace the Ukraine pipeline.

    • sovereigntea says:

      Tip go to the listing of the works of the author Robert Lea and trawl down to 2009. In that listing the publication date is displayed. It is unusual for the article not to be dated that is normal DM policy although not unique.

      Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine
      By Robert Lea – January 6th 2009, 8:16:04 am

      Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated.

      • sovereigntea says:

        A hypothesis might be that the pro fracking lobby deployed their media assets using them to fearmonger re the gas supply and thus curry favour for their agenda

  10. PC says:

    Perhaps all smoke and mirrors arguing that Russia will be to blame for collapsing the dollar when that has been the NWO plan all along. They will then introduce a single world currency,perhaps digital, the oil derivatives over exposure will probably also quoted forcing the global banking bail-ins and theft from the masses. Job done while blaming the ol bogey man. Peace.

  11. PC says:

    Apologies for the nonsensical second last sentence Henry – edit at will !

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