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World War III Has Already Started, and It’s an Economic War

March 10, 2022

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Birch Gold Group

In an article I published in April of 2018, titled World War III Will Be An Economic War, I outlined a number of factors that portend a large scale conflict between East and West and why this war would be mainly economic in nature. I investigated how this conflict would actually benefit globalists and globalist institutions seeking to bring down multiple nations’ economies while hiding the engineered crisis behind a wall of geopolitical chaos and noise.

The goal? To convince the masses that national sovereignty is a plague that only leads to widespread death, and that the “solution” is a one-world system – conveniently managed by the globalists, of course. That is to say, more centralization is always offered as the solution to every problem.

Furthermore, the war itself acts as cover for the inflationary collapse that our central bank and government has created. We are already seeing fraud propagandists like White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempting to mislead the public into believing all our current inflation problems stem from the Ukraine war. This claim requires some impressive mental gymnastics and an epic level of ignorance, but Psaki seems to have no shame about her role as a soulless Goebbels-like figure.

One issue which I used to get a lot of arguments over was the idea that countries like Russia and China would end up so closely aligned. People claimed there were too many disparities and that the countries would ultimately turn on each other in the middle of a financial crisis.

Well, it’s four years later and now we’re going to see if that is true or not. So far, it looks like I was correct.

My position has long been that certain nations have been preparing for a collapse of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency (the primary currency used in the majority of trade around the world). My belief is that America’s top economic position is actually an incredible weakness; the dollar’s hegemony is not a strength, but an Achilles heel. If the dollar was to lose reserve status, the whole of the U.S. economy and parts of the global economy would implode, leaving behind only those who prepared – those who saw the writing on the wall and planned ahead.

The Dollar Crash Coalition

There are four nations that have been actively positioning for the crash of the dollar and they include: China, Russia, India, Brazil (five if you count the limited involvement of part South Africa). These countries are also known as the BRICS. The BRICS are rarely mentioned in the mainstream media anymore, but there was a time around a decade ago when they were discussed regularly.

My fascination with the BRICS back then was primarily due to their odd trade behaviors. Specifically, their bilateral agreements which cut out the dollar as the reserve currency, and the fact that they were stockpiling tons upon tons of gold.

It was as if they had some kind of inside information that an economic conflict or disaster was coming, and they were getting ready to decouple from the dollar and the global supply chain.

Today, as the Ukraine war rages, there is constant hype about the union of nations opposed to Russia’s invasion to the point that the narrative has become bizarre. There is an incredible level of cultism in the mainstream media right now encouraging a mindless mob response. They have been trying to drum up something very similar to a behavioral vortex that many of us in conservative circles have seen thousands of times in the past few years: Western media is weaponizing cancel culture against Russia.

It’s not just a general admonition of the Kremlin or of Putin, that would be normal. Rather, it’s an outright dismissal of anything remotely related to Russia, from bar owning dummies throwing away all their vodka (even though most of it is not made in Russia), to the International Cat Federation banning certain cats from competitions because they are Russian bred.

This is pure childish insanity, but again, we’ve seen this before with cancel culture in the US.

The thinking is utterly collectivist and goes a little something like this:

“We shall shun them from the hive and isolate them. We will erase their existence and rewrite their identity and history. Then we will punish them by taking away their ability to survive economically until they submit and conform to the directives of the gatekeepers, who shall remain nameless.”

That said, as most conservatives know, cancel culture is a failed strategy. Despite the international push to cancel Russia and media claims that Russia is now “completely isolated and alone,” the narrative is apparently designed more to con the masses, not intimidate the Kremlin. They are, in fact, not isolated at all. And, guess which countries are staunchly refusing to support actions and sanctions against the Ukraine invasion?

That’s right, the other members of the BRICS.

China has outright refused to accommodate any sanctions and is directly working with Russia to alleviate trade issues. As I’ve been pointing out for ten years, they’ve been preparing for this moment. Hell, if the rest of the world doesn’t want Russian exports and oil, China will certainly buy them.

India is eerily silent on Ukraine, despite endless pressure from the U.S.

Both Brazil and South Africa have taken neutral stances on Ukraine and continue to trade with Russia. It would appear that the cancellation of Russia has already failed before it really began.

The narrative only serves a purpose in that it gives the western public two false impressions:

  1. It makes the people think that cancel culture on an international scale is working and that Russia will soon fold when the opposite is true.
  2. It tricks people into thinking that all the risk is on the Russian side when, in reality, most of the risk is on the western side. This will make the inevitable economic disaster all the more frightening when it occurs.

Personally, I don’t have any affinity for either side of the Ukraine conflict. I feel empathy for the Ukrainian people, but certainly not the Ukrainian government and their globalist partners. I also have no love for Putin and his many friends in the globalist World Economic Forum.

That said, even if you think one side is right and the other side is wrong, one cannot deny that the cancel culture mentality of the west is going to lead to an epic disaster. What people don’t seem to understand is that this calamity will hurt the U.S. and Europe just as much as it hurts Russia, if not more so.

The Economic Weaponry Of Fortress Asia

The close economic relationship between Russia and China is fast building towards a “Fortress Asia” which guarantees a certain amount of insulation from global instability.

Russia exports a surprising number of raw materials that many countries rely on, from fertilizers to industrial metals like nickel and aluminum. But, their biggest export by far is energy in the form of oil and natural gas. Europe in particular is utterly dependent on Russia for between 40% to 50% of its heating and electricity. Cuts to Russian energy exports would devastate Europe in a year’s time and it’s unlikely other exporters would be able to fill the void in the near term, at least not without huge price increases.

According to the IEA, Russia is the third largest oil producer in the world behind Saudi Arabia and the U.S. and it is the largest exporter to global markets. Sanctions on Russian oil would mean a massive shift in supply and multiple markets rushing to fill the gap.

Just the threat of cuts to Russian oil  caused large overnight price spikes in gasoline in the U.S. and Europe. Brent crude prices skyrocketed from $90 a barrel to $130 a barrel in a matter of a couple weeks.

I don’t think it will stop there, either. I expect crude prices to climb into the $200 per barrel range and gas prices to jump to around $7 a gallon before increased U.S. shale pumping helps balance out the supply (and this is a best case scenario). Some of the price will be due to speculation, but ultimately without Russian oil prices will remain high even if the war in Ukraine ends.

And here is where we get to a key aspect of this scenario which I don’t think many people are taking into account. It does not matter if Russia pulls out of Ukraine, and it certainly doesn’t matter if Ukraine surrenders. The economic side of the war will continue, and it will only escalate.

Retaliation In Economic Warfare

Beyond oil and energy the combined influence of the BRICS has the power to dramatically disrupt the U.S. dollar’s world reserve status. China alone holds trillions in dollars and U.S. treasuries which it can dump on the market anytime it pleases. China is the world’s largest exporter and most nations including the U.S. rely on Chinese manufacturing. This is why China’s draconian Covid shutdowns have caused a constant strain on the global supply chain. Around 20% of imports to the US come from China, including over 97% of our antibiotics.

The BRICS in combination control a vast swath of the export and manufacturing markets. They don’t even need to dump the dollar in trade, all they have to do is say they prefer a basket of currencies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Special Drawing Rights. The dollar’s value would collapse, and that would be in the midst of already rising inflation.

Another interesting development from the economic war is the increasing calls for crypto and digital currency solutions. I would note that it’s not just the BRICS who are refusing to go against Russia; there is also the matter of globalist institutions like the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Not surprisingly, Russia’s membership in these world banking platforms remains secure. Russia continues to hold billions in IMF SDRs. Both institutions have been calling for the implementation of a global digital currency system (which obviously they would control).

If the world economic war continues at its current trajectory, it is only a matter of time before trade sanctions turn into currency attacks. This is where the U.S. will be hurt the most.

It is perhaps not so coincidental that the globalists have staged themselves to benefit. With no world reserve currency established and an inflationary crisis raging, they will attempt to swoop in to “save the day” and assert that they have the perfect solution: A global digital currency system based on blockchain technology but tied to the IMF’s SDR basket system and administered by them.

In other words, with all the inflation present in national currencies, the IMF will offer the public a digital currency or cryptocurrency that promises them more stability. The inflationary crisis in confidence will be used to push people into a digital system which has no privacy and can be used to control them by denying them access on a whim, much like how the Chinese social credit system operates.

Ukraine is only the first domino in a long chain that is meant to lead to a one-world economic system centralized into the hands of the money elites.

There are ways to disrupt it, and the plan may not succeed at all, but there’s no avoiding the economic pain that will be caused in the meantime. All that we can do is accept that World War III is upon us and the weapons will be economic rather than nuclear.



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  • Paul March 10, 2022 at 5:42 am

    Well you can count me in as a more educated redneck today thanks to your insight. So my question is, what is the common folk to do to defend against this economic nuke?

    • Gauntlet33 March 10, 2022 at 11:40 am

      Hey Paul, I hate to sound redundant, but I believe preppers are right that all you can do is:
      – become as independent from the system as possible (off grid, reduce expenses)
      – learn some new skills for bartering and for use around the house
      – stock up on non-perishable foods and water
      – guns and ammo for home defense
      – precious metals to hopefully retain value and/or for trading/unit of money (I prefer silver over gold due to its much lower $ value and higher industrial use — you won’t be getting change on a gold coin, few can afford them and therefore it makes you a target)
      And to answer JB’s question below, I believe national currencies will come to a new equilibrium reevaluation based on the amount of gold they possess as GiantLdaV below suggests.

      • Paul March 10, 2022 at 5:33 pm

        I think you are about right as a body can get!

      • Mr. Moore March 10, 2022 at 8:40 pm

        Mr. Gauntlet33, I’ve read your comments over the course of my time following Brandon’s work over the years and I must say you’re very accurate in most things you have to say. I appreciate that you keep your comments focused and to the point, unlike so many others here who love to hear themselves type apparently. As GiantLdaV has correctly suggested that the metals are the historical base for correlating value of a currency against a finite commodity which provides a reference for fair market value, our future monetary system requires the secondary input of a society’s population relative to the nominal units in circulation coupled with real time velocity numbers in order to understand and truly forecast accurate inflation and currency devaluation problems. This system must be serialized units of account that I believe only blockchain technology can provide.

        • Gauntlet33 March 11, 2022 at 11:04 am

          @Mr. Moore, I’m glad you appreciate my posts. However, I disagree that blockchain is the solution. If anything, I think it’s the one world digital currency nightmare that we’re all dreading. Also, it’s not the only solution as people can literally trade in ounces or even fractions of ounces of silver. Anyway, I actually love reading everyone’s thoughts here.

          • Mr. Moore March 11, 2022 at 6:09 pm

            Having a cryptocurrency to facilitate trade doesn’t have to be a one world currency issued by the globalists. I’m an advocate for State depositories like Texas has created but I believe the metals should be one part of the system, crypto as the other. Metals on their own would slow velocity thus restricting economic activity. They are also deflationary in a society with any population growth. As a Home Builder who survived the recession of 08-09 I have studied this topic intensely. I believe the Fed’s 2% inflation target is appropriate for system stability. The problem is with fractional reserve lending allowing banks to counterfeit our national currency and inflating the supply without any return on investment for our society. If fractional reserve lending was removed our society could issue new currency to maintain the 2% inflation target but actually use it for society’s benefit. As a former employer I believe a healthy educated workforce is essential to a society’s prosperity. I believe we could fund those things with new crypto in order to maintain the target rate and begin training our depleted workforce and restoring local production.

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            Brandon Smith March 11, 2022 at 6:36 pm

            Metals never had a problem with slowing economic activity, that notion comes from the Fed’s propaganda on the causes of the Great Depression (Lies. The Fed caused the depression through lowering interest rates to create a financial bubble and then hiking them into weakness). Crypto is a foolish choice as it erases ALL privacy in trade and is too easy to replicate. Anyone can create a cryptocurrency with the same exact attributes as any other coin, so the only thing that gives a specific coin value is branding (i.e. it’s tulip madness and that’s all). If you grounded crypto with a commodity like precious metals then you can help to solve the replication issue, but the privacy issue remains. There are no answers whatsoever in crypto. None.

          • Mr. Moore March 12, 2022 at 9:38 am

            Mr. Smith, are you a partner in the Birch Gold Group? I’m unfamiliar with that entity. Does it broker precious metals trade?

          • Mr. Moore March 13, 2022 at 7:37 pm

            I’ve often found those who see precious metals as the only way forward often profit from the trade of precious metals.

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            Brandon Smith March 13, 2022 at 7:53 pm

            At least have the balls to identify who you are talking about, specifically. I’ve never done or said anything based on profits, nor has anyone working in the movement that I know. I’ve found that the people in the crypto-cult who refuse to acknowledge the numerous problems with Bitcoin, etc. often own a lot of crypto and seem to think that profits=legitimacy. Not surprisingly, they instantly assume that anyone speaking against crypto also only cares about profits when in reality this is about saving the actual economy with REAL tangibility. Make all the profits you want, but understand that those profits are meaningless when crypto does nothing to defeat the globalists. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS. Wake up.

          • Mr. Moore March 14, 2022 at 7:17 pm

            I was addressing you personally Brandon, hence the respectful “Mr. Smith” I lead my statement with. As a former US Marine I assure you I have the balls to address you. If you wish for further conflict let’s take this outside of this forum.

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            Brandon Smith March 14, 2022 at 7:49 pm

            Obviously you don’t, since you addressed your comment to Gauntlet33 and never mentioned my name. This kind of passive aggressive nonsense doesn’t fly here. Take it to your sewing circle or your favorite leftist forum. If you really want to get your ass handed to you because you can’t handle being debunked on crypto, then I’m happy to oblige, but it will be in THIS forum, or face to face. Those are your choices.

        • shawn March 11, 2022 at 4:51 pm

          I agree that Blockchain crypto is extremely fungible and that is a very important attribute, however it is NOT good for the storing of value when it is so susceptible to power fluctuations(not that power isnt a big thing these days) it is easily regulated by the good government , and have you ever known a computer anything that couldn’t be hacked or have a back door ?
          I personally had 1/4 bitcoin stolen from me thru coin base and there is NO ONE to complain to ! i am screwed . so i view it like a credit card, use it for its assets but don’t use it for a storage of wealth . maybe i am just old fashioned. i’m pushing 62.

  • JB March 10, 2022 at 6:43 am

    If their goal is global digital currency, then why stockpile gold? Is this a backup plan to maintain financial control if their crypto fails? Or, do you think they would use this gold to dump on the market at the right time to destroy confidence in it in order to push people into the digital currency? The globalists would get that gold back eventually if the world fell into the trap of accepting their crypto ccy.

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      Brandon Smith March 10, 2022 at 6:53 am

      Why wouldn’t they do both? Transitioning into a new world reserve system takes time. In the meantime, you need gold and precious metals. These things NEVER happen overnight. They take years.

      • Luke March 16, 2022 at 7:21 pm

        I agree with the P Metals thoughts but there are some crypto coins called Privacy or Stable coins (I THINK) that allow for some additional protections. That being said I have no idea how much safer they are from prying eyes. Obviously if there’s no grid (electricity or internet) it’s a moot point. I have a couple paper funds for Gold (OUNZ), Silver (PSLV), and FNV (PM Miners). Again same as crypto I suppose. I dumped all my equities and went into these funds. But something one must think of or at least I do, if it gets that bad there’s a better physical metal that trumps all and that’s brass/lead. Best bartering material/product you can bet your ass.

        Brandon and Co….I follow a guy and I think you guys would enjoy his takes on what is going one. He differs from Brandon a bit on Putin’s intentions. Both of you make cogent arguments and I listen to both. Sorry Brandon, I hope Tom is right in that Putin is really pushing back on the Globalist. If it really gets froggy over here best to hope Vlad sends Stingers as opposed to Mercs. Ditto for the Chinese. Guess we’ll find out.

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          Brandon Smith March 16, 2022 at 8:50 pm

          Yeah, I understand the false hope that surrounds Putin and why people buy into it, but once a globalist, always a globalist. The theatrics surrounding Ukraine aside, there’s very little chance that Putin associated with the globalists for decades, well before he started his career in politics, and then he suddenly turns on them. If he wanted to fight the globalists, then he would have exposed them and their secrets, not invaded Ukraine, which offers the elites a perfect cover event for economic collapse. If Putin is against the globalists, then why is he helping them?

          • Luke March 17, 2022 at 7:53 pm

            According to Gold Goats and Guns one must listen to Putin’s speeches in front of the Davos crowd. Admittedly that is hard to do unless one speaks Russian. Brandon I think the best “tell” is to watch what is happening behind the curtain. I see the cartoonish behavior of Western Civ media and it’s Plutocrats. Before the Russia/Ukraine theater kicked off I had read stories of Xi re-propagandizing his male citizens after spending time in the US. In other words, he was making them watch/read material that bolstered the traditional male role in society. I have no links or evidence to support that claim.

            You have referenced something I was unaware of several times and that was the death toll anticipated at E201 (65mil). China had a mRNA vax (reportedly) go to trials before the West injected the first person Dec 2020. For whatever reason it was memory holed but a promise to pay was made to Pfizer for 100Mil doses summer 2021. The CCP reneged on that commitment as far as I know. I learned this from Alex Berenson. Seems like a setup to me but all any of can do is guess at this point.

            I have absolutely no trust in our politicians. I trust Putin more than 99% in DC and that’s sad. Never served but have the deepest respect for those who have. I try and keep myself in a ready position best I can. It saddens me to think how men have died for the lies perpetrated by our government. I believe it is just to fight and die for our land and Constitution but I will no longer cheerlead foreign intervention as I did in Iraq. Stay frosty sir, love your musings.

    • GiantLdaV March 10, 2022 at 7:52 am

      According to the BIS, monetary metals are the root of the money flower, even digital. All central banks are positioning for a revaluation.

    • AL March 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      What about the possibility of a digital currency backed by gold? This would be the end all be all as far as transactions or money is concerned. Considering the establishment also controls the opposition, they can promote disaster along with an ideal and fair system for the masses. But first they must bring the masses to their knees.

      There are the gold shills. The crypto shills. Everyone knows the gov’t is corrupt. Everyone knows the mega corps are corrupt. Everyone knows the people always suffer regardless which system is in power. Every argument is both true and false but what every argument creates is tension among the masses.

      The idea of a system to end corruption once and for all (so goes the sales pitch) will end all the world’s problems. Blockchain promises to end corruption because every transaction is out in the open. Evil corps can’t hide (as it was explained to me by a proponent of BC). To me this is the beginning of a benevolent central administration that is satanic to the core but will provide utopia for the masses and many will go along with it.

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        Brandon Smith March 10, 2022 at 4:44 pm

        They might try to offer an initial backing in gold for a particular digital currency to lure people in, but it would not last long. As long as a currency is tied to gold it becomes increasingly difficult to inflate from thin air. There are a few tricks, but ultimately a gold backed currency destroys the power of central banks, which rely on fiat. The blockchain offers NOTHING of the sort, it is a farce. By the very nature of it’s design there can be no privacy in trade ever again, and anyone can create any number of cryptocurrencies out of thin air, so the anti-fiat argument goes right out the window. This is why numerous international banks have been quietly backing products like Bitcoin for years; they WANT a blockchain based control system and Bitcoin is a beta test for that system. Crypto is a lie. If it’s not backed by a physical and limited commodity that can’t be recreated, then it is either worthless or it’s a trap.

        • Gauntlet33 March 11, 2022 at 11:13 am

          Exactly, and couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ve been telling people for almost the past 2 years that it’s great if you’ve been trading and making money on cryptos, but they are a scam and trap created and secretly supported by the banks and the MSM. The purported “creator” of Bitcoin is Satoshi Nakamoto. And the translation of “Nakamoto Satoshi” to English is roughly “Central Intelligence” (CIA). And the government will have a backdoor to freeze or lock you out of your cryptos whenever they want. End of story.

  • Keith March 10, 2022 at 7:44 am

    So, how would the dollar lose reserve status? When is it likely to happen?Who decides? What benchmarks are used to determine that? In other words, will it be we wake up one morning and find out the dollar ain’t it anymore and our world as we know it has ended?

    • Keith March 10, 2022 at 11:22 am

      The dollar’s reserve status is a “de Facto” reality; not established by some governing authority. Therefore, the dollar is ….losing its reserve status every time two or more countries agree to any form of trans-national trade not using the dollar. These most recent events will precipitate a cascade of what might have otherwise taken years to develop (in response to the dollar’s insolvency). So, it is not so much a “who decides” but how fast it “slides” situation. You are seeing it now. The US and the West are not isolating Russia as much as they are ensuring the irrevocable decline of the dollar. Russia has raw materials and China is the principle convertor of materials (manufacturing). The US produces debt instruments and, in the past, would find excuses to murder your citizens if you did not use them. This model is no longer feasible.

      In a world of hunger, if I have food and you have debt instruments, who has the leverage?

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      Brandon Smith March 10, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      There would be some warning, but it could happen a lot faster than many people seem to think. The replacement digital currency system would take years, but the initial collapse could happen in days. The moment you have major manufacturers and exporters dumping the dollar for a basket of currencies is when the dollar will begin to implode. It doesn’t even need to be that many countries that take the action, just a handful, and there will be a domino effect where importer and consumer nations follow the trend because they HAVE TO, otherwise they lose out on cheaper goods. As far as who decides, it’s the globalist institutions that decide and they influence their puppets in numerous governments to follow the agenda. But, if you are just looking at the surface, it will appear that the BRICS are making the decision.

  • Billybob62 March 10, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Most people today do not understand economics. As such Americans are led to believe that politics is the answer to all their problems. But economics is what makes the world go around. Today our economy is being ruled over by some very evil people who are loving all this bluster going on about Russia and Ukraine. Our dollar is just about finished thanks to the anti-American traitors who hold and have held high office in this country for a very long time. Looking at spiritual things, I believe we are reaping what we have sown over the last 100 years or so. We, just like ancient Israel, have turned our backs on God The Creator, on our roots as a once God-fearing nation. We’ve slaughtered our unborn and exported our smut, our corruption, our pornography. And we’re headed for some very dark and desperate times. We may not even have a republic any longer. God help us if we do not REPENT and turn from our evil ways.

    • Ray March 11, 2022 at 10:18 am

      I totally agree!

  • Concerned March 10, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Agreed on all fronts. Thanks for the analysis – it helps validate my perspective and my confidence in planning forward.

    A couple of thoughts:

    From an economic perspective, in the long term, it’s the US (and possibly Western Europe) who will suffer most from recent sanctions. Ten years ago I watched a recorded talk given to grad students (Yale or Stanford?) by a ranking member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He strongly and emphatically advised them that if they want career success, look east. There will be no economic future in the US and the West, because Asia is the planned future for the center of the global economy. I wish I’d saved the video. I’ve searched extensively several times and haven’t been able to find it.

    Most readers here already know that Biden admin (and Schwab acolyte Pete Buttigieg) are gaslighting America by saying that fuel prices wouldn’t be an issue if you’re driving an electric vehicle. To me this is evidence that we’re facing a manufactured crisis that the globalist usurpers of American government have been preparing.

    I’ve read blog posts elsewhere that sanctions and US response to the Russia/Ukraine situation have demonstrated the incompetence of the US and Western leadership. I vehemently disagree. In reality we’re experiencing high treason. We’re witnessing a controlled demolition exercise of US and closely integrated western economies – with primary focus on eliminating dollar hegemony, per Brandon’s comments.

    In support of that, I just finished a business call with European counterparts. The company is a western global manufacturing company (the largest in it’s field) that serves industry on six continents. There’s an immediate crisis (on top of issues driven by the manufactured COVID crisis) due to recent sanctions. Highest ever fuel prices, a driver shortage (a large percentage of EU truck drivers are Ukrainian), loss of raw material supply. Who is at risk? Primarily European stakeholders, customers, and employees, who will all be facing shortages, higher prices, lost revenue, and potential loss of jobs. How many other companies are holding similar calls? This is no accident. It’s part of the Great Reset agenda.

    Regarding digital currencies, I sent an email to a friend in early March 2020 in response to the rapidly emerging COVID psyop. I told him that I believe the entire crisis will be staged towards achieving globalist goals. I also predicted that it won’t be long before we see digital currencies emerge, as a means to enforce full economic control over all of our financial transactions.

    We’re being sucked into an authoritarian nightmare that can no longer be stopped by mere protest, and most people either don’t see it. Most of those who do see what’s happening cannot compel themselves to do anything but talk or pray about it.

    When does it end? Not until enough people are committed to doing something to stop it. Period.

    But I have hope. I met with three different groups of people this week on non-political matters. I had open conversations in all three meetings with people who had similar comments along the lines that the US is under false leadership by globalists and it’s only going to get worse unless the people find a way to stop it. This tells me that Americans are waking up and many are losing their fear of being labeled a conspiracy theorist. These conversations were with business owners, community leaders, and others.

    • Gauntlet33 March 10, 2022 at 11:42 am

      @Concerned, I’m also hopeful. People are sheep, but just as the globalists aren’t geniuses, the masses aren’t stupid either, just a bit gullible and easily too trusting in others. People are waking up…they just need to wake up faster and before they give in to accepting the CBCDs.

      • Chevrus March 12, 2022 at 7:11 am

        I came across a quote the other day to the effect of: “The sheep are always worried about the wolf when they end up being eaten by the shepherd”

    • Chevrus March 10, 2022 at 12:25 pm

      That’s is encouraging and thanks for the anecdotal material. I sometimes ask my friend who is a financial advisor in a large firm what he thinks of various matters economic and he always has an uncluttered perspective on the matter without feathers. I have found the subject of economics to be one of the more obfuscated, and at times it seems as though it is made intentionally cryptic in order to make it more difficult to comprehend. What is NOT difficult to understand is the idea that the USA has been run by entities that very much do not have our best interests in mind.

    • JustOneGuy March 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

      @ Concerned,
      Your’s is a truly fascinating bit of information – thank you!


  • Mr.BA March 10, 2022 at 9:13 am

    No mention of a Fed crypto, has this fallen out of the plan? Or do we see that as only a domestic currency ?

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      Brandon Smith March 10, 2022 at 1:42 pm

      It’s possible they will try to implement individual central bank cryptocurrencies as a median step, but the ultimate goal is a one world currency under the IMF. They might just skip ahead to the global currency system – they seem to be in a rush lately.

  • Keith March 10, 2022 at 9:50 am

    I guess it would too much of a fantasy (indulgence) to hope that Putin’s involvement in WEF activities was a classic KGB rope-a-dope

    • Gauntlet33 March 10, 2022 at 11:44 am

      Unfortunately, total fantasy. Just like believing that trickster, morally-bankrupt Trump was on our side and was going to “drain the swamp” and was doing it all behind closed doors and just wait before his last day in office…

    • Chevrus March 10, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      I have wondered that myself. Simply showing up and shaking hands could be a way to “keep your enemies closer”, but who knows and at the end of the day what I think does not likely matter….it will be actions that determine outcomes.
      On a related note, its astounding how many people in positions of influence went to WEF Summer Camp….

  • Serge March 10, 2022 at 10:13 am

    I live in Geneva, Switzerland. Here, Most people don’t know BIS: “Incredible”, no?!
    This entity IS the the globalist psychopaths’ financial and monetary HQ located in Basel.
    The mainstream media never mention it, while its power is immense and global. “Strange”…
    Concerning BIS:
    P.S: A very, very good article by Egon Von Greyerz:
    Indeed, Brandon: “World War III Has Already Started, And It’s An Economic War”.

  • Juha March 10, 2022 at 10:35 am

    We the people should start using silver coins for transactions, also gold for bigger purchases and especially barter. Go to local farmers market and find likeminded people and build a local community. Our farmers market vendors barter/exchange goods regularly. I try to barter also with customers but not so much sucess. But lets keep on trying because soon cash will be trash.

    Ps. Thank you Brandon again excellent post.

    • GiantLdaV March 10, 2022 at 11:01 am

      Building parallel loc economies seems to be the best path. Untraceable real money. Hi ho Silver!

  • Rumplestiltskin March 10, 2022 at 10:44 am

    And now we hear that Putin is ready to put their currency, the Ruble, on a Gold Standard, thus eliminating the need to trade anything in our Petro dollars. AND GUESS WHO IS GOING TO JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON? The BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) will more than likely move to something other than our Petro Dollars, if they don’t follow Russia in putting their currency on a gold standard.

    In doing so, America will soon come to realize that industry and corporatism is destroying what was the greatest nation ever developed by the working class for at least 2000 years on this earth. When America loses its Reserve Currency Status, we will go down so fast, there will be no way to counter what will be a blood bath !!!

  • JustOneGuy March 10, 2022 at 11:21 am

    It certainly appears that it’s “Game ON” time,
    As of a few minutes ago Russia has – finally – announced it’s response to the barrage of Western Economic sanctions (which I won’t detail here) just traipse over to ZH for the article. In brief, it begins with a near total cessation of fertilizer shipments to ‘non-friendly’ countries. This will certainly drive fertilizer prices throughout Western Europe and the US to ruinous levels just as Spring planting is nearing; expect EPIC re-evaluations of crop yields in all such in short order.
    I certainly concur with ‘Concerned’s’ comment above that this is not Buden’s bumbling about…it’s High Treason, cold and calculated. As well, I find his efforts to abruptly cozy up with with Maduro in Venezuela to be laughable. Certainly, Venezuela has the largest registered Petroleum reserves on Earth, however their infrastructure from well-head to port has decayed over the last decade to the point where nearly the entirety would have to be rebuilt from the ground up. That is an aside to the main point, that being that Venezuelan crude is notoriously ‘heavy’ and sulpur-rich. Hence, this looks like nothing more than Kabuki Theatre to assuage the masses that “…OUR Administration!” is taking pro-active measures to counter-balance ‘Vlad the Impaler’s’ unjust actions in cutting off Russian crude to the West; yeah, sure…in about ten years maybe they’ll (possibly!) get Venezuelan oil flowing in quantity again.
    Remember, after currency wars reach their limit then HOT wars begin…that’s just history folks.

    Good luck Y’all, things are about to get serious from this point forward…on a multitude of fronts.


    • Chevrus March 10, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      Yeah I really wonder about that….where the hot war begins…..
      WW 1 & 2 certainly seem to have been used as a Reset Function, with central control being the goal. I wonder of the Trillionaire Dynasty Club took a look at their think-tank stooges work and had second thoughts about setting off a third one. Given todays materials technology, there does not seem to be anywhere on the planet that is out of range. So much for the New Zealand luxury bunker, here comes the Zircon…or something like that…
      If I were thinking like Dr. Evil I might go with Pandemic induced lead in with a global injection program followed by economic warfare and collapse leading into multiple small scale wars to keep things from gettin repaired and then the old classic: offering up a centralized solution! I have been practicing my pinky finger technique too, so do i get the job??

      • JustOneGuy March 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm

        Howdy Chevrus,
        I have been thinking through the ramifications of the recent Canadian Truckers response to Trudeau’s draconian vaccine mandates as well as the fundamental resistance to authority inbred in durn near every American (most recent generation excepted) and though the following runs contrary to Brandon’s excellent analysis as well as my own conclusions previously, I find myself asking the question, “Exactly WHAT in North America do the PTB NEED so badly that they wouldn’t contemplate simply wiping the country squeaky-clean of human life – by any means available – since they DO then have – uncontested – the rest of the Earth to draw what they need from?”
        Unfortunately, the answer I arrived at is “Nothing at all.” It is FAR more difficult to subdue a resisting population than to eradicate it: Witness the debacles which were Vietnam, Afghanistan (the latter, for Russia and US both!).
        Russia specifically has the Sarmat SS-28, aka, ‘Satan II’ ICBM whose range is sufficient to allow for a trans-Antarctic (yes, South Pole!) ballistic trajectory and thus come at the US from the south…where we have no committed Early Warning capability whatsoever.
        On balance then, in answer to your question, if it goes HOT it could – could – be the case that the opening salvos would be directed at us, here.
        Admittedly, not a comforting thought. Prior to this point I was FIRMLY of the conviction that the PTB wouldn’t DARE endanger the “Breadbasket of the World”, the Midwest and South-Western Canada…now, I’m just not sure. We’re dealing with some seriously cold, calculating Bastards and I’m not sure they wouldn’t contemplate committing the “Perfect Atrocity” to get what they want…


        • Chevrus March 11, 2022 at 10:46 am

          Yeah that sort of thing has crossed my mind as well. Despite that I am reminded form time to time that the self titled elites need to feed and since they produce nothing, they would starve without labor, taxes and stevedores to enact their will. Of course a sick and needy population is much easier to feed off, which brings me to the point that the medium to long term vaxx-injuries are just now coming due. A patient cured is a customer lost….

          • JustOneGuy March 11, 2022 at 1:33 pm

            Howdy Chevrus,
            That wasn’t exactly my ‘thesis’ above.
            Instead, I was implying that – worst case scenario – I’m not sure that North America is sufficiently valuable in the greater scheme that given the choice of fighting to subdue the most extensively armed populace on Earth that the PTB WOULDN’T just go scorched-earth and be done.
            Those are after all, completely mobile in their allegiances, super-yachts, Lear Jets, etc, etc. Those have NO country they necessarily MUST preserve above all others…one will die just as good as the next as long as they are the “Masters of Creation…Pharohs amongst Men”, eh?
            I’m obviously in the process of re-thinking a variety of my presuppositions as to what they might actually do when PUSH comes to SHOVE.

            Best Regards Sir…JOG

          • Chevrus March 12, 2022 at 7:17 am

            JOG: Sorry i was not misrepresenting what you were saying, just a bit of a tangent. But yeah, I think you are onto something in regard to the PTB just saying ‘awww fuggit, do the whole village!’ Kinda thing. And besides, when people are hungry and desperate its much harder to find volunteers to do the dirty work if they are busy just trying to feed themselves. Thus the attraction of automation, stand-off weapons and soft-kill….

  • Greg B. March 10, 2022 at 11:40 am

    As someone who’s part of the art community, one act of idiocy I’ve seen from the anti-Putin crowd is PayPal’s freezing the accounts of their Russian users. As you can imagine a lot of Russian artists who depend on PayPal for their income are deeply upset by this. And many of them don’t support Putin or the invasion. Also I don’t see how this would affect the Kremlin in any way.

    • Chevrus March 10, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      I have wondered that myself, and I noticed how the weaponized ion of cancel culture is being accelerated. It really kicked off with political correctness as far as sweeping indoctrination goes and the covid terror campaign allowed censorship and
      de-platforming to really take off. The hysteria about Russia in regard to Ukraine is near nuke-level weaponization, as it has fully extended in to the economic warfare zone. I find it notable that it dovetails nicely into the covid narrative form a cancel culture perspective in that it exerts force from a slightly different angle thus more coverage.

    • Davy Crockett March 12, 2022 at 1:38 am

      If decent Russian citizens get hit by economic warfare it may push them to give popular support for Russia’s economic retaliation, i.e. the dumping of the dollar and the treasuries. It will add credibility if a significant part of the Russian population supports it instead of a purely government supported action.

  • Serge March 10, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    2022: Order out of chaos and Decisive year for Great reset?
    These Evil globalists could play their last cards. Despite their arrogance, They don’t seem very confident.
    They don’t have many options left and they know it.
    To the globalists and to their puppets: “We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in “The Gulag Archipelago”
    Concerning NWO’s psychopaths, what else?

    • Lieutenant Beale March 10, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      In another article Brandon Smith writes: “The globalists are on a crusade and they see us as an enemy that must be subdued or destroyed. They will not stop until they have accomplished their goals or until they themselves are annihilated.”

      As usual, Brandon is spot on. These two ideologies (us & them) CANNOT coexist.
      One will ALWAYS seek to destroy the other. That’s why, no matter what, I will NEVER surrender my weapon/s

  • Dennis March 10, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you for this article Brandon. All of your predictions are coming out…
    Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

  • Donald Canaday March 10, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    The book Called the creature from Jekyll island by Griffin. the federal reserve is not a central Bank but it’s a private bank with private shareholders and cartel in that it supported by United States Federal government.

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      Brandon Smith March 10, 2022 at 7:22 pm

      Almost ALL central banks are private banks.

  • Paul March 11, 2022 at 4:30 am

    A nickel is worth .09 last I saw. Save your nickels!!

  • Concerned March 11, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Soros just claimed in a propaganda piece that this is WWIII and both Putin and Xi must be removed from power before they destroy our civilization. Considering that Putin and Xi have been instrumental in moving towards a single global system, this feels very much like a PR move to justify a divide and conquer approach.

    “After receiving a green light from Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his war in Ukraine in an effort to reclaim the old Russian empire. But both leaders appear to have misjudged the situation, raising the prospect of a global catastrophe – unless they are removed from power.”

    “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 was the beginning of a third world war that has the potential to destroy our civilization.”

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      Brandon Smith March 11, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      It’s much like WWII – The globalists funded the rise of the Third Reich, then they used it as a bogeyman to terrify the whole world into war. Then, afterwards, they used the tragedy to create the UN and move closer to globalism. These people are not very creative, they use the same tactics over and over. The globalists have been heavily involved with the governments of Russia and China; China as it is today would not even exist had it not been for the massive efforts of people like Kissinger and the Rockefellers to create US interdependency on Chinese manufacturing. China is an exporting powerhouse because the globalists made it possible through outsourcing and trade deals. Now, Russia and China will be presented to the public as the “bad guys” in the next world war, which is an economic war.

  • Stan Sylvester March 11, 2022 at 7:36 am

    As the Ukraine – Russia scenario played out, I could not help but think of Udo Ulfkotte. He was editor for the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitzung” for 25 years.
    Tired of being bribed, in 2014 he published “Journalism For Hire: How the CIA Buys The News.”
    Udo stated “I have been educated to lie, betray and to not tell the truth to the public.” In addition, he stated that “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia.” Hmmmm.
    The CIA’s bankrolling the media via the $$$$ provided by the criminal banking cartel is crucial to the planned rolling out of the New World Order.
    In 2017 Udo died of a reported heart attack. He was only 57.

    • Chevrus March 11, 2022 at 10:48 am

      A MockingBird Classic!

  • Steven Guinness March 11, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Not sure if you’ve seen this Brandon but The Times newspaper and others are reporting that Russia have been suspended from the Bank for International Settlements.

    The BIS have said that Russia’s central bank will be prevented from BIS “services, meetings and other BIS activities”.

    I’d assume that the BIS still has control over the central bank. The bank may not have access to the BIS, but the BIS will surely still have access to them. And also they have not been permanently excluded, only suspended.

    What are your thoughts on this Brandon? One thought I had was that elements of the independent media are going to jump on this as evidence that Russia are in some way anti globalist and working against the implementation of a new economic order. I don’t believe that’s the case.

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      Brandon Smith March 11, 2022 at 1:11 pm

      The BIS and the IMF have publicly chastised Russia and other nations in the past, while at the same time secretly working with them. The BIS is infamous for laundering money and transferring gold for the Nazis during WWII. They got caught but the whole thing was swept under the rug. I would also note that they did not say they are removing Russia’s central bank from their roster, just as the IMF has refused to remove Russia from their membership and still retains 17 billion SDRs for them. The bottom line is that Putin has been working with the globalists for decades. Once a globalist ally, ALWAYS a globalist ally. When all is said and done in Ukraine, the BIS and the IMF will happily embrace Putin and Russia once again. This is exactly what the globalists did during Crimea – They wagged their fingers at Putin and made their show, then brought him right back into the fold only a year later.

  • Gammer March 11, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for the thoughts Brandon, but I respectfully disagree. Russia, China, India are being pushed together and they have already been saying they are forming a multi polar result. Look how fast Russia adopted china’s visa card competitor, how they have been stacking gold the last decade, how they have been writing contracts and agreements together. China/Russia will be the antiWEF axis and represent half the world’s population and most of the energy and natural resources. Just a few more levers to pull to start a run on the western banks and get rid of dollar dominance. Middle East is already on board too. I believe gold will be central and tying their system to other natural resources will be the final straw. Everyone will be forced to buy their new backed currency and drop the fiat. Russia will pile the energy to the largest part of the developing worlds population and they will form and Eastern security pact too. They will do this now because russias nuclear lead will wane, so they have the high leverage to make it happen now. Taiwan is next, then pipelines across Asia, backed money system, etc. Rest of the world will want in on this, huge sucking sound for us markets.

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      Brandon Smith March 11, 2022 at 1:05 pm

      I’m not sure exactly what you disagree with. You essentially repeated everything I just said. I think maybe where we differ is that you seem to think the BRICS are taking action independent of the globalists? If this is the case you are greatly mistaken. ALL of the BRICS nations have had consistent ties to globalist institutions for decades.

  • Gauntlet33 March 11, 2022 at 11:21 am

    @Gammer, hi, you said you disagree, but then basically everything you said seems to agree with what Brandon wrote.

  • Davido Davido March 11, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Brandon, this statement is nonsense. It is like saying firearms are a lie.

    “Crypto is a lie. If it’s not backed by a physical and limited commodity that can’t be recreated, then it is either worthless or it’s a trap.”

    Every monetary system is a form of accounting. Accurate accounting is far from ‘worthless’. The value being counted by every form of money is the total productive capacity of the country or world using that money. Blockchain cryptocurrencies can perform the accounting task just fine. There are multiple methods to conduct completely private transactions on blockchains. Using an open, public blockchain is preferable to using a closed government system. The use of metals to back any money is merely an attempt to prevent cheating.

    Of course, cryptocurrencies will be made into a trap, but the trap will result from government regulation (control) of cryptocurrencies. Govts using blockchain tech for evil is not an inherent flaw in cryptocurrencies.

    • JustOneGuy March 11, 2022 at 3:53 pm

      Um, perchance did you read Brandon’s last piece…the one relating to a potential Cyber-Attack on the Web?
      Anything physical is something that doesn’t become inaccessible when someone, somewhere pushes a button; it EXISTS. OTOH, if abruptly, the Internet was broadly disrupted, how – exactly – would people invested in BitCoin access their invested Capital?
      This single point has led me from the very beginning to always break in the direction of ‘tangibles’…the presumption that the Internet is “too big to fail” might not be an entirely valid presumption IMHO.
      But, opinions do vary…don’t they?


    • Davy Crockett March 12, 2022 at 2:05 am

      So… I can make a crypto accounting system that can account just fine. You can also make a crypto that can account just fine. JustOneGuy can also make a crypto that can account just fine… etc, etc.
      So we can quickly have 3 additional “forms of accounting” (crypto’s), all backed by nothing. So what is your accounting system (“crypto”) worth?
      All it’s worth is what people THINK it is worth and willing to pay for it (with actual goods or gold or fiat you may believe is worth something). The same people who have kept public faith in fiat going have put public faith into a few cryptos. They can let that public faith disappear in an instant. All this completely apart from JOG’s point about the literal plug that can be pulled on crypto.

  • kmose March 11, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    If humanity cannot snap out of the insanity of government, it will go extinct. The thing responsible for our rise to supremacy-our brains-will also be our downfall. It is fear that will wipe us out like the dinosaur and dodo. Fear is the reason humans submit to, and even demand, being ruled by other humans, and cannot imagine life any other way. No other species must pay another member of it’s own species for shelter. Why? Because 5,000 years ago, raiders used to attack villages, and everyone in the village organized behind a capable warrior or family of warriors who saved them from the raiders from the hills? There have been very few wars or battles for such reasons in the last 2,500 years. Since those times, governments just kill people. They mow down humanity. That’s what they do. Governments make wars, while the people like each other. Now the misguided technology guided from centuries of fear is too great, and it has enabled mass formation psychosis at an unimaginable scale, and it is not hard to see how resulting insanity of this megaherd may spell the extinction of the species. The elites controlling the herd have grown so psychotic and sociopathic from the unprecedented scale of their power, and intoxicated from it, that they have poisoned the air and sea, and are trying to exterminate anyone who can think. They are so crazy, they don’t understand or don’t care that ultimately they will have to pull the engines out of their Bugattis and have them pulled by horses, or that when their Rolexes stop, no one will be around who fix them, or that they may have sterilized too many people. We’re not even allowed to know what’s in the air we breathe or the water we drink, due to “national security”. Government has to go. Government is a vicious pimp/cult leader and humanity is the other half of that relationship. The richest people in the world produce nothing and do nothing, and we are allowing them to buy up the entire planet with money they print from thin air. At this point, Government is past irrational, and I believe will prove fatal to humanity. I’m just looking at this rationally.

  • JustOneGuy March 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    How absolutely right you ARE!
    Humanity is rapidly approaching the edge of a precipice and according to our collective actions we will either lay waste to life on Earth or successfully adapt to a NEW way of thinking. Currently it is wholly unclear which direction things will go…unfortunately.
    It is my firm belief that a near ELE event awaits Humanity rather soon…and during that event only those with foresight will emerge from that time alive. I know that doesn’t sound very optimistic however unless a mass culling of humans in Earth occurs there will be no humans left at all. Just my opinion, as it were.

    Good Luck and Best Regards…JOG

  • Concerned March 12, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Know your enemy. This is a MUST read to understand how our current WWIII iut of Ukraine has been a WEF plan since at least 2014:

  • Serge March 16, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    The end of the USD is becoming more and more concrete.
    I’m very skeptical of the “frozen” Russian gold story.
    If War and Fed policy don’t completely destroy the dollar, a huge cyber attack will do..
    P.s: Not be surprised to see the EuroZone collapse JUST before USD
    The European sanctions against Russia will mainly affect Europe and European citizens. Some European countries already face with significant inflation on many goods and products.
    P.S 2: For those who don’t know the Chinese Great war strategist, Sun Tzu:

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