There is a weapon which President Vladimar Putin has not launched yet, but the time is coming where by backing his nation’s economy into a corner, he might well call the bluff of the West and shatter the globalist unity in one swift move.
The United States has put a brave face forward, as usual, because there is very little chance that America’s boys and girls will be sent to fight a needless conflict unless the chicken hawks of Washington, D.C. get their way.
Without destroying one major city, Vladimir Putin could retaliate between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Eastern Time and that time is not a random choice. The United States financial markets, shall we say for lack of a better phrase, “fragile” at best. The inflation persistent in the economy along with monetary distortions created by an incompetent Federal Reserve and corrupt D.C. politicians has set the perfect stagflationary typhoon of destruction for the American citizen, yet most individuals I have spoken with are blissfully ignorant.
The table is now set for the KGB chess master to cut America and Senile Joe down at the knees one more time, while enriching China and India with cheap affordable energy for the next decade at a minimum.
Germany is already extremely nervous about this situation and the prospects of a boycott of Russian energy (via DeutscheWelle):
Germany is currently still dependent on Russian fossil fuels, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Thursday.
He spoke out against a ban on energy imports from Russia in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“I would not advocate an embargo on Russian imports of fossil fuels. I would even oppose it,” he said after meeting German business leaders.
“We need these energy supplies to maintain the price stability and energy security in Germany,” Habeck added.
Germany is sending a warning, but the arrogant idiots in D.C. and London may well not be listening. Think about the implications of what he just said above.
Then imagine tuning into any of the major financial “news” networks tomorrow morning and this news breaks:
“President Vladimir Putin announces that the Russian Federation has elected to ban ALL exports to any nation which has companies or government entities which have imposed sanctions on the nation of Russia, it’s citizens, or corporations. All exports of energy, raw materials, and trade will cease at 6 a.m. Moscow time on March 8, 2022. All assets of foreign corporations will be frozen until said time that the sanctions are removed. All payments to entities and governments outside of the Russian Federation shall be suspended until foreign central banks unfreeze illegally seized reserves belonging to the Russian Federation, it’s citizens, and corporations.”
Let that sink in. The S&P E-mini futures would probably go limit down. The energy and base metal markets will seize up with price increases beyond the imagination of anyone currently running the circuses in Berlin, London, or Wall Street.
The stresses are already evident in financial markets and worse, at the local level via massive increases in local retail gasoline and grocery prices, and worse, the supply chain issues impacting manufacturing across the nation.
To give one an idea of how important Russia is to the global oil complex, here is a snapshot from 2021 of their ranking in the world (via Trading Economics):
Despite the proclamations of America’s elites, the impact on the average person is not something that anyone can afford. $5-$7 for regular unleaded gas will shut this nation down, creating a stagflation scenario where inflation will increase (under current fictitious measurements) by over 15-20% and demand will implode.
It’s not just energy however. Raw materials used in thousands of applications like nickel would experience even greater shortages and price increases in an unbelievable number of products:
Even though that chart is two years old, trust me it has not changed.
There are numerous other materials for which I could spend countless words highlighting, but you get the idea.
So before one goes to sleep tonight, think about what may just happen tomorrow morning. Our nation, the United States, and the rest of the Western world, might well experience a global earthquake which will change history.
And it could easily happen tomorrow morning before the markets open.