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‘Cause We’re Isruel!!!

by John Galt October 21, 2016 05:00 The empire which once was had an interesting turn of events as its power and military declined. Then again, parallels do not matter, history does not matter, facts do not matter, ’cause We’re Amuricans! Once upon a time, there was a great empire in the deserts which became the foundation for three of the major religions of the world. For decades they obeyed the dictates of God and their rulers acted in a generally wise fashion to stay in the Lord’s good graces. Unfortunately,…


Middle East Markets Hit Hard but Stabilized on Sunday after Brexit Vote

by John Galt June 26, 2016 11:00 ET The running theme in equity markets around the world has been to panic, sell, and pray for some sort of government intervention. In the Middle East that is no different except the intervention must come from the monarchies not from central banksters and indeed that is what happened throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations today. The interesting pattern in all the charts is massive selling on the open and some recovery towards the close however in those nations where the royal families…


If True, the World has gone Nuts: Israel and Russia Agree to Joint Military Exercises

by John Galt June 13, 2016 19:30 ET *** GRANTED THIS IS FROM DEBKA *** So take this story with a huge grain of salt. However during the meetings in Moscow, the Russian language press did mention that the Netanyahu and Putin agreed to expanded military cooperation in the Middle East to prevent Hezbollah from threatening or attacking Israel (who have now been ordered by Iran to focus on Saudi Arabia). From DEBKAfile on June 10th: First ever Israeli-Russian war game is coming Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister…


11.15 Middle East Stock Markets in Turmoil as Saudi Drops 2.85% Dubai over 3%

by John Galt November 15, 2015 10:05 ET It was not a good day to be long any stock markets following the U.S. cratering at the end of last week nor to be the first markets opening after the Paris terrorist attacks: With oil prices continuing to plummet and commodities world wide dragging down numerous investment instruments as the global recession shifts from myth to reality, there is no reason for the new alternative to Hong Kong’s banking center to shift from the Far East to Dubai so that aspect of…


Armageddon Approaches: Russian Troops Begin Combat Operations in Syria

by John Galt September 10, 2015 21:30 ET The story above is from September 7th, via CNN and tonight the news via Reuters has accelerated the crisis to an entire new level: Russian troops join combat in Syria – sources From the story above: Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday. The sources, speaking to Reuters on condition they not be identified, gave the most forthright account yet from…


08.23 Stock Market Sandstorm Continues in World Markets – Saudi Arabia down 7%

by John Galt August 23, 2015 10:00 ET The following market charts from Bloomberg this morning tell the tale of woe that this sell off didn’t stop on Wall Street this past Friday but indeed might be gaining momentum for another steep decline this evening in Asia with possible further follow through in US markets. Israel TA-25 Stock Exchange: Kuwait SE, which has already taken a beating this year: Oman which is less than 0.5% away from a bear market: Qatar: Both of the major exchanges in the United Arab Emirates…


The Ultimate Guide to the Doom and Destruction for the Rest of 2015 Part 2: World War

by John Galt July 27, 2015 21:40 ET 2. World War III World War III appears to be on the horizon with some postings around the internet speculating it could start in the magic time frame of September or October of this year. Of course, I have warned what would happen if there was an outbreak of war between the United States, Russia, and China. But this could pale in comparison to everything else which the United States and world as a whole could endure before this year ends. The unfortunate…


President Obama offers Israel an Olive Branch on Iran Deal: Jonathon Pollard to be Released by U.S.

by John Galt July 24, 2015 17:00 ET In what can only be called an attempt to pacify the wealthy New York City ultra-socialist pro-Israeli Jewish lobby in New York City (so they will keep giving Obama and his cronies money) the Obama administration is apparently about to release super-spy Jonathon Pollard according to numerous media reports. The Jerusalem Post reports it as follows: US preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Pollard (excerpted) WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard, a US Navy intelligence officer convicted of…


The Real Reason for the Sudden Iran Nuclear Deal

by John Galt July 14, 2015 20:40 ET IN the wee hours of this morning, President Obama’s team lead by the former head of Emily’s list and Secretary of State John Kerry capitulated to the Iranian mullahs and basically gave the regime in Tehran almost everything they asked for in a structured nuclear deal. This deal, as analyzed by numerous arms control experts, former heads of the IAEA, members of the US military, and objective observers in Israel have rated this not only as a disaster for world peace, but a…


Obama’s Petulant Revenge: US Declassifies Intel Report on Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program

by John Galt March 25,2015 20:33 ET The petulant emperor’s temper tantrum has reached new lows with the hatred towards Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and apparent secret policy of anti-Semitism which runs rampant throughout the administration. Tonight, the Obama administration “suddenly” declassified very sensitive information about Israel’s nuclear weapons program, amazingly enough, on the eve of a possible non-written, undocumented agreement with the terrorist nation of Iran on their nuclear program. From the Israel National News, Arutz Sheva: US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk?…


ISISjobs.com

by John Galt February 18, 2015 18:00 ET Since the United States Department of State spokeswoman, Marie Harf, has unfortunately brought the “dumb blonde” stereotype back into vogue with this comment yesterday: “We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them, so are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians they’re in this fight with us,” Harf told Matthews. “But we cannot win this war by killing them, we cannot kill our way out of this war. We need, in the longer term, medium and longer…


And Now Cyprus Foreign Minister Denies Russian Military Base Story

by John Galt February 9, 2015 22:30 ET As the world turns.. Apparently the bankers of the West got a message to the government of Cyprus after the news story broke this weekend about the Cypriot Prime Minister agreeing to allow the establishment of a Russian Air Force and Naval base on the island: Change your mind our else. From the Cyprus Mail tonight: ‘No question’ of Russian bases on Cyprus There has never been, and indeed there is no question of Russian air or naval military bases on Cypriot soil,…


08.29 TEOTWAWKI RADIO SHOW: Help, I’ve lost my Strategy and I can’t Get Up!

by John Galt August 29, 2014 19:30 ET I don’t have a strategy for this show tonight. Yes, it is live but what should I do? Should I smoke some Bill Clinton pre-interned cigars? Should I play golf and phone it in? Should I get a big jet and fly my wife to expensive shopping malls and have my goons kick everyone out? Sheesh, only one hour to talk about not having a strategy yet I have to have one or this show could degenerate into a booze filled whine fest…


08.22 TEOTWAWKI 2 Hour Radio Special: Natty B joins me in Hour 2 as the World Implodes

by John Galt August 21, 2014 20:30 ET Natty Bumppo (Bobby from Just Measures) is going to join me on the air Friday night after the 9 pm ET break to discuss the Ebola crisis further, which keeps expanding even more rapidly than originally projected, the precious metals markets, and how the economy functions in a cashless society. So bring your chip implanted hand and your favorite cocktail to the computer or favorite listening device as the news in Hour 1 will put you in the fetal position and hour 2…


08.08.2014 World Equity Markets Expecting a Virus Filled, Warfare based Volatile Day

by John Galt August 8, 2014 05:45 ET If one thinks today will not be volatile or wild in the world equity markets, check out this quote of the 10 year US Treasury at 0530 this morning, courtesy of CNBC: And here is the live chart (delayed 15 mins):   US equity futures are down across the board and the snapshot from Europe is ugly also (from YahooFinance): Although the DAX has bounced off its opening lows, it is still down 1.04% as of this posting and poised to stay in…


The US State Department Issues Travel Warning to Gaza Strip – 4 Days After Bombs Start Falling!!!

by John Galt July 21, 2014 20:30 ET Ah the classics never get old. Like John Kerry’s idiocy or the incompetence of the Obama administration and the United States State Department carrying on the Clinton-Bush-Hillary/Obama tradition of issuing the grand “duh” as a crisis begins; such as the travel warning issued tonight below: Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning Last Updated: July 21, 2014 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza due to ongoing hostilities. The…


07.20 Middle East Stock Markets Getting Whacked Again Dubai Down 5.99%

by John Galt July 20, 2014 08:45 ET Once again the idea that war(s) is or are good for the Middle East Sheikdoms appears to be a rumor only as the markets in the GCC are getting whacked again, especially in the United Arab Emirates where Dubai is down 5.99%: Without any major news events other than the wars in the Ukraine, Gaza Strip and Israel, Syria, and Iraq apparently to drive activity one has to wonder if this is a hint that the entire region expects to be engulfed in…


07.19 BREAKING NEWS: Israel Expands Ground Operations in Gaza Strip

by John Galt July 19, 2014 23:45 ET Via the IDF- Hitting Hamas Tunnels in Gaza: Apparently the influence of the ketchup king who portrays himself as a barely adequate United States Secretary of State is irrelevant in the world once again as John Kerry’s “peace efforts” to find an amenable solution to reach a cease fire fell on deaf ears in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Cairo, and whatever international city Hamas declares as their new evacuation capital. The Israeli government and people have had enough and elected to expand their ground…


Guess What Was the True Flight to Safety Today: Gold or Stocks?

by John Galt July 17, 2014 17:10 ET That stupid barbaric metal which CNBC continually has guests on to slam did not do bad with a plane being shot down over war-torn Ukraine and the start of ground war between Israel and Hamas it seems that stupid shiny metal demonstrated why it is still the universal currency and the actual definition of SAFETY during times of political and economic duress. Meanwhile in stocks, the S&P 500 was SLAMMED as soon as the warning sign “RISK OFF” started to flash: Gee, what…


07.17.14 1630 ET BREAKING: Israel Begins Ground Invasion of Gaza Strip

by John Galt July 17, 2014 16:30 ET 18:19 ET – 00:37 (Via the Times of Israel Blog again) Rocket from Syria lands near Israel Sirens are heard on the Golan Heights as one rocket is fired from Syria and lands close to the border with Israel, Israel Radio reports.   00:30 (Via the Times of Israel Blog again) ‘IDF not yet heading into most complex areas’ Housing Minister Uri Ariel says the IDF is not yet heading into “the most complex areas” of Gaza. At this stage, the operation will…


The Only Enemy Obama will Declare War On

by John Galt July 15, 2014 21:00 ET As the world spirals out of control in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Egypt, Israel, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, China, Japan, North Korea, and if I left your nation off the list, I apologize, Obama is having a meeting with his clubs: In reality, there is only one enemy Obama will go to war with is not on the list above, but pictured below: Says a lot about the state of this once great nation, doesn’t it?


07.14 1800 ET BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Invasion of Gaza Strip to Begin Any Moment

by John Galt July 14, 2014 18:03 ET The precursor this blogger reported on over the weekend was just that, a softening up of positions as was the commando raid to attack a rocket facility and obtain intelligence on Hamas’ military strength and effectiveness. This just came in via some trusted sources of mine in Israel: All schools at every level, preschool through college and university are closed immediately. All hospital beds which have non-life threatening patients are being cleared and the patients sent home for home care. Civilians are being…


07.10 BREAKING NEWS 21:00 ET: Possible Start of IDF Ground Operations in Gaza Tonight

by John Galt July 10, 2014 21:00 ET Just a little under 30 minutes ago, this shocking news was posted on the Times of Israel live blog on the current Gaza conflict: To give some perspective of the range of the Hamas rockets here is a map of Israel with Haifa highlighted: The following is a Twitter posting showing a screen shot of a television broadcast of rocket fire tonight against Haifa: Meanwhile, numerous Israeli news feeds are basically quiet about IDF and IAF activities other than routine alerts about rockets…


06.15 Middle East Financial Markets Down 1% to almost 5% on War Jitters

by John Galt June  15, 2014 08:00 ET Other than Bahrain, Israel, and Oman experiencing minor declines the nations with the most to worry about with regards to the conflict in Iraq experienced a financial jihad of their own today as markets declined from 1 to 5% throughout the region. A trader quoted in a Bloomberg-Businessweek article this morning said it best: “Any regional unrest is bad news for the market, certainly if it’s looking for an excuse to correct anyway,” Julian Bruce, the head of institutional trading at EFG-Hermes U.A.E….


05.30 TEOTWAWKI RADIO SHOW: 8 pm ET 2 Hour War, Economy, and Hamster Spectacular

by John Galt May 30, 2014 04:30 ET Tonight’s show is to make up for last week’s vacation day and to report a ton of news. The crash which is about to occur is NOTHING like anything anyone alive today has experienced in their lifetime. Many will try to say “oh, it’s just a repeat of 2008” or other such nonsense; we could only hope. Add in the fact that the Ukraine is literally blowing up and the threat of wars starting and spreading around the world as low intensity conflicts…


Iran Crosses Israel’s Red Line: Claims Entitlement to Enrich Uranium at 90% Weapons Grade Level

  by John Galt April 13, 2014 12:35 ET I can just hear those jet engines warming up on the runway now. From the Jerusalem Post about fifteen minutes ago: Iran: Tehran entitled to enrich uranium at 90% weapons-grade level Iran’s atomic energy chief said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic was entitled to enrich uranium to the weapons-grade level of 90%, and announced that Tehran was planning to construct four new nuclear plants with the help of Russia. While Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of…


04.13 Middle East Stock Markets Continue Decline Following Wall Street’s Lead

  by John Galt April 13, 2014 11:15 ET The picture from the Middle East stock markets this morning was not good with most major indices closing close to 1% down or lower as there appeared to be no bid as some markets closed with the violence increasing in the Ukraine. The biggest loser was without a doubt the Dubai DFM which had a late hour sell off possibly indicating the sentiment with the wars in Syria and Ukraine heating up (all charts via Bloomberg.com): While that market was hit hard,…


Is the Syrian Civil War Over?

  by John Galt March 9, 2014 22:10 ET The maps which sum up the Syrian Civil War are both religious and petroleum related: While the religious persecution and geographical split is important, the key aspect appears to be the Saudi desire to focus on the potential for a destructive conflict in the Ukraine and to abandon their plans for Syria for the last decade: Yes, that old map I first published on September 1, 2013 in the article “Just Say NO on Syria” was a clear indication as to why…


We are One Headline away from No Gold or Silver Availability

  by John Galt March 6, 2014 20;30 ET Imagine waking up one morning to any of the following headlines: “27 Russian Soldiers killed, 108 wounded in firefight with Ukrainians; Russia retaliates by Bombing Military Bases Throughout Ukraine” “Chinese Navy Sinks 3 Japanese Naval Vessels during Invasion of the Senkaku Islands” “Russians and Chinese flood Bond Market with over $500 billion in U.S. Treasuries Crashing Market; President declares a Bank Holiday” “Israel attacks Iran Destroying 12 Nuclear Facilities; Hezbollah launches 1000 Rockets into Israel in Retaliation, Tel Aviv Hit” The panic…


Iran Claims to have Acquired MIRV Missile Technology

  by John Galt March 5, 2014 05:30 ET Iran’s FARS News Agency posted the following disturbing news article this morning: Exclusive: Iran Equips Qadr H, Qiam Ballistic Missiles with MRV Payloads TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry has equipped its Qadr H and Qiam ballistic missiles with its newly developed Multiple Reentry Vehicle (MRV) payloads, a military hi-tech owned only by a handful of the world states. The two missiles are capable of carrying different types of ‘Blast’ and ‘MRV’ payloads, and can destroy a wide range of targets. The…


03.02 Middle East Stock Markets Reaction to Ukraine Crisis: Zero, Zip, Nada

  by John Galt March 2, 2014 14:30 ET To say the crisis is being played up in Europe is one thing but the reaction of the first stock markets to open since the Russian invasion of the Ukraine was muted at best, irrelevant to even the most seasoned observer. First up for review is the Abu Dhabi General Index moving quietly down 0.29%: (all charts courtesy of Bloomberg.com) The Dubai Market in the UAE was down slightly more, some 0.85% but nothing to panic about: The Kuwait Stock Exchange Index…


Enjoy your Flight: US to Supply Al Qaeda with Shoulder Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles (via Saudi Arabia)

  by John Galt February 14, 2014  23:30 ET Hyperbole? Perhaps but in fact it is 100% accurate when one considers that we the taxpayer are paying for these arms transfers from Saudi Arabia along with other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). About three hours ago  the Wall Street Journal broke the story about our “ally” the House of Saud supplying shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles to the rebels in Syria, of which they are supporting who just happen to be in the majority of cases members of Al-Qaeda: Saudis…


Was the US Government Behind the Massive Credit and Debit Card Hack?

  by John Galt February 4, 2014 00:05 ET The news stories since the original Target credit and debit card hacking only raise more questions rather than provide any answers: Target: Hacking hit up to 110 million customers Data breach extends beyond Target, Neiman Was Target the tip of the iceberg for holiday cyberattacks? Retailers Violate Biggest Asset: Customer Trust Michael’s chain investigates possible data breach Neiman Marcus: 1.1 Million Credit Cards Exposed in Three-Month Hack Is this the end of the story? Only for those who seek out security software…


Predictions for 2014 Print Edition

  by John Galt January  1, 2014 13:00 ET If you listened to my radio show this past Friday, you already know this story but for those foolish enough not listen via the archives or live, here are my predictions for 2014. Keep in mind I do not think anyone should use these predictions as investment advice and it is not meant to be construed as such, nor do I recommend using this information for anything other than building a fallout shelter with at least 1 foot thick reinforced concrete walls…


9/3 BREAKING NEWS: British Typhoons in near clash with Turkish jets over Cyprus

  by John Galt September  3, 2013 17:55 ET The news from the Republic of Cyprus seems alarming considering the unannounced missile test conducted by the U.S. and Israel this morning and the building tension in the region with NATO members and the Russians sending naval vessels into the region. From the Cypriot newspaper Famagusta Gazette several hours ago: British Typhoons in near clash with Turkish jets over Cyprus <excerpted> British and Turkish fighter planes nearly clashed over the skies of Cyprus yesterday after two Typhoon Eurofighters scrambled from Akrotiri airbase.Details…


9/1 BREAKING NEWS: Flash, USS Nimitz Group re-routed to Red Sea

  by John Galt September  1, 2013 19:45 ET In an apparent and quite interesting move, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its battle group are being moved from the Arabian Sea into the Red Sea. Why one may ask?  Because nations like Jordan are refusing to allow basing or overflight permission for an attack on Syria, thus neutralizing the relative safety of the Arabian Sea for such an attack to be launched from. With nations like Cyprus also refusing to allow basing for an attack on Syria, it is of…


Just Say NO on Syria

  by John Galt September 1, 2013 11:00 ET   The old 1980’s PSA anti-drug campaign says it best:     Why say no to another war without a defined mission, a Constitutional reason, or strategic objective? Let us all take a moment to review the crisis and the consequences of the dangers which the United States encounters by attacking the small nation of Syria which has never in its history attacked us. First and foremost, the war hawks and chicken hawks have been all over television making false proclamations that…


8/27 Middle East Markets Camel Slammed; Dubai down over 6%

  by John Galt August  27, 2013 05:30 ET Gee, I wonder if any FOO’s (Friends of Obama) were short the market before Secretary of State Kerry’s announcement yesterday. Meanwhile over in the land of camels one rides instead of smokes equity markets are getting toasted like an animal carcass in the Saudi desert. Dubai is leading the way down with a 6.52% decline: (chart from Bloombeg.com) Saudi Arabia’s TASI is not far behind with an over 3.5% drop: (chart from Bloombeg.com) A quick look at other markets around Asia and…


Today’s Flash Crash Brought to you by the Israeli TASE-25 Stock Market

  by John Galt August  25, 2013 15:15 ET When I was scoping out the stock market trading in the Middle East earlier this morning, it was pretty standard fare with everyone up or moving marginally down except for Saudi Arabia (see link here). In fact the Israeli TASE (TA-25) was somewhat boring and relatively flat. Of course that was before the standard flash crash which of course was caused by (choose one from the list below): a. Hackers b. Fat Finger c. The Fed d. Space Aliens e. All of…



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