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For years now at Alt-Market (and I have carefully outlined the most likely path of collapse to take place within the U.S.,
and a vital part of that analysis included economic destabilization
caused by a loss of the dollar’s world reserve status and petro-status.
I have also always made clear that this fiscal crisis event would not
occur in the midst of a political vacuum.  The central banks and
international financiers that created our ongoing and developing
disaster are NOT going to allow the destruction of the American economy,
the dollar, or global markets without a cover event designed to hide
their culpability.  They need something big.  Something so big that the
average citizen is overwhelmed with fear and confusion.  A smoke and
mirrors magic trick so raw and soul shattering it leaves the very
population of the Earth mesmerized and helpless to understand the root
of the nightmare before them.  The elites need a fabricated Apocalypse.

Enter Syria…

I have been warning about the Syrian
trigger point for a very long time.  Syria’s mutual defense pact with
Iran, its strong ties to Russia, the Russian naval base off its coast,
the advanced Russian weaponry in it’s arsenal, its proximity to
vulnerable oil shipping lanes, all make the nation a perfect catalyst
for a global catastrophe.  The civil war in Syria is already spreading
into neighboring countries like Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon, and if one
looks at the facts objectively, the entire war is a product of covert action on the part of the U.S. and its allies.

The U.S. trained, armed, and funded the insurgency using Al Qaeda
operatives.  Saudi Arabia has sent funding and arms as well.  Israel has
aided the rebels using air strikes within Syria’s borders (even though
this means that the Israeli government is essentially helping their
supposed mortal enemies).  This war would NOT be taking place today
without the express efforts of the West.  Period.

If one takes more than a brief examination of the Syrian insurgency, they would find
an organization of monsters.  Wretched amoral wetwork ghouls whose
crimes have been thoroughly documented, including the mass executions of
unarmed captured soldiers, the torture and beheading of innocent
civilians, the mutilation and cannibalism of dead bodies, and the
institution of theological tyranny on a terrified populace.  The U.S.
created and unleashed these demons, and now, we the people are being
asked by the White House to support them through force of arms.

But what is the goal here…?

The goal, I believe, is to utterly transform the world’s political,
economic, and social systems.  The goal is to generate intense fear;
fear that can be used as capital to buy, as the globalists call it, a
“new world order”.  Syria is the first domino in a long chain of
calamities; what the Rand Corporation sometimes refers to as a
“linchpin”.  As I write this, the Obama Administration is moving naval
and ground forces into position and clamoring in a painfully pathetic
fashion to convince the American public that 90% of us are “wrong” and
that a strike on Syria is, in fact, necessary.  It appears that the
establishment is dead set on starting this chain reaction and
accelerating the global collapse.  So, if a strike does occur, what can
we expect to happen over the next few years?  Here is a rundown…

1) Many U.S. allies will refrain from immediate participation in an attack
on Syria.  Obama will continue unilaterally (or with the continued
support of Israel and Saudi Arabia), placing even more focus on the U.S.
as the primary cause of the crisis.

2) Obama will attempt to mitigate public outcry by limiting attacks to missile
strikes, but these strikes will be highly ineffective compared to
previous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

3) A no fly zone will be established, but the U.S. navy will seek to stay out of
range of high grade Russian missile technology in the hands of Syria,
and this will make response time to the Syrian Air Force more
difficult.  Expect much higher American naval and air force casualties
compared to Iraq and Afghanistan.

4) Iran will immediately launch troops and arms in support of Syria.  Syria will
become a bewildering combat soup of various fighting forces battling on
ideological terms, rather than over pure politics and borders.  Battles
will spread into other countries, covertly and overtly, much like during

5) Israel will probably be the first nation to send official ground troops into Syria (and likely Iran),
citing a lack of effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes.  American troops will
follow soon after.

6) Iran will shut down the Straight of Hormuz sinking multiple freighters in the narrow shipping
lane and aiming ocean skimming missiles at any boats trying to clear the
wreckage.  Oil exports through the straight of Hormuz will stop for
months, cutting 20% of the world’s oil supply overnight.

7) The Egyptian civil war, now underway but ignored by the mainstream,
will explode due to increased anger over U.S. presence in Syria.  The
Suez Canal will become a dangerous shipping option for oil exporters.
Many will opt to travel around the Horn of Africa, adding two weeks to
shipping time and increasing the cost of the oil carried.

8) Saudi Arabia will see an uprising of insurgency that has been brewing under the surface for years.

9) Gasoline prices will skyrocket.  I am predicting a 75%-100% increase in prices within two-three months of any strike on Syria.

10) Travel will become difficult if not impossible with high gasoline
costs.  What little of our economy was still thriving on vacation
dollars will end.  Home purchases will fall even further than before
because of the extreme hike in travel expenses required for families to

11) Russia will threaten to limit or cut off all natural gas exports to the EU if they attempt to join with the
U.S. in aggression against Syria.  The EU will comply due to their
dependency on Russian energy.

12) Russia will position naval forces in the Mediterranean to place pressure on the
U.S.  I feel the possibility of Russia initiating direct confrontation
with the U.S. is limited, mainly because countries like Russia and China
do not need to engage the U.S. through force of arms in order to strike
a painful blow.

13) China and Russia will finally announce their decision to drop the dollar completely as the
world reserve currency.  A process which already began back in 2005, and
which global banks have been fully aware of for years.

14) Because of China’s position as the number one exporter and importer in
the world, many nations will follow suit in dumping the dollar in
bilateral trade.  The dollar’s value will implode.  China, Russia, and
the war in Syria will be blamed, and global banks including the Federal
Reserve will be ignored as the true culprits.

15) The combination of high energy prices and a devaluing dollar will
strike retail prices hard.  Expect a doubling of prices on all goods.
Look for many imported goods to begin disappearing from shelves.

16) Homelessness will expand exponentially as cuts to welfare programs,
including food stamps, are made inevitable.  However, welfare will not
disappear, it will merely be “adjusted” to fit different goals.  The
homeless themselves will be treated like criminals.  The roaming bands
of jobless drifters common during the Great Depression will not exist
during a modern crisis.  State and Federal agencies will pursue an “out
of sight, out of mind” policy towards the indigent, forcing them into
“aid shelters” or other bureaucratic contraptions designed to
conditioning the homeless to accept refugee status, making them totally
dependent on federal scraps, but also prisoners on federally designated

17) Terrorist attacks (false flag or otherwise) will spread like wildfire.  Israel is highly susceptible.
The U.S. may see a string of attacks, including cyber attacks on
infrastructure.  Syria and it’s supporters will be blamed regardless of
evidence.  The White House will begin broad institution of authoritarian
powers, including continuity of government executive orders, the
Patriot Act, the NDAA, etc.

18) Martial Law may not even be officially declared, but the streets of America will feel like martial law none the less.

19) False paradigms will flood the mainstream as the establishment seeks to
divide American citizens.  The conflict will be painted as Muslim
against Christian, black against white, poor against rich (but not the
super rich elites, of course).  Liberty Movement activists will be
labeled “traitors” for “undermining government credibility” during a
time of crisis.  The Neo-Conservatives will place all blame on Barack
Obama.  Neo-Liberals will blame conservatives as “divisive”.  Liberty
Movement activists will point out that both sides are puppets of the
same international cabal, and be labeled “traitors” again.  The
establishment will try to coax Americans into turning their rage on each

20) The Homeland Security apparatus will be turned completely inward, focusing entirely on “domestic enemies”.
The domain of the TSA will be expanded onto highways and city streets.
Local police will be fully federalized.  Northcom will field soldiers
within U.S. border to deal with more resistant quarters of the country.
Totalitarianism will become the norm.

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