(NaturalNews) As news broke recently that Russian warplanes had dropped their first ordnance in civil-war-ravaged Syria, a noted Russian propaganda newspaper, the Komsomolskaya Pravda, was making a dire prediction: The U.S. will become embroiled in World War III by the end of 2015.
Only, it won’t be a war like the first two global conflagrations. The next world conflict will be waged economically, the article states, adding that, in fact, the first economic “shots” have already been fired.
The article, translated at the WatchingAmerica website, first claims that, during World War II, the U.S. “profited” by selling weapons to many of the countries involved in the conflict, “including the Soviet Union exclusively in exchange for gold.”
“After sewing chaos and instability throughout the world, the U.S. has received a strike in retaliation,” the article continued. “The thing that Americans feared most has come to pass: Russia and China’s united war against the dollar.”
It also contained a direct reference to covert acts of aggression that were exposed by Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, on August 17, who said sources in China confirmed that a chemical plant explosion was no accident, that it was caused by the U.S. in retaliation for Beijing’s recent currency devaluation.
“With maneuvers in the East China Sea and accidents at chemical plants, the Chinese decided they would no longer tolerate the situation, and so they pulled the trigger in the first economic world war,” the Pravda article said, which is a virtual acknowledgement of the revelations in Adams’ report. The piece continues with a mention of a Chinese yuan devaluation and the August stock market plunge on Wall Street.
“First, China devalued the yuan, which caused the collapse of the Shanghai Exchange Composite Index by 7.6 percent,” the article said. “Next, China began to interfere heavily in the exchange market by using its reserves. Within a short period of time, Beijing had sold a fantastic number of American bonds, and this has affected the profitability of those bonds.”
Continuing, the article stated, “As of Aug. 19, the traditionally synchronized movement of U.S. stocks and bond yields had been destroyed. This way of life had persisted for almost 30 years, but in one day, everything changed.”
“Since early 2015, China has sold $107 billion in treasury bonds. That was how it began, and now, the entire year will be defined by the last two weeks,” it said, noting that both Russia and China have been dumping U.S. bonds for a couple of years, only doing it slowly.
“Large quantities of American stock make China’s economy dependent on the U.S. because falling prices would hurt China as well. But everyone understands this, so they have been gradually getting rid of the stock in order to minimize loses,” said the article.
“According to experts, if sales continue at this same pace, it will allow the PBOC to carry out an intervention for another 18 weeks,” which will be January 2018, as of this writing.
‘Not fought with tanks and cannons’
The article states that it isn’t clear that the U.S. economy can withstand such a blow, but opines that “more than likely” it will not because the U.S. financial system has never endured such a hit.
“Therefore, it is obvious that a military conflict is overdue. Specialists are of the opinion that with every percent that the market falls, the amount of infusion that would be necessary grows by roughly $200 billion,” said the article. It went on to warn that Russia would not support another ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, but would instead seek full capitulation of the country, and that Russia “has the right to a peacekeeping operation if force is used in Kiev, similar to what it did in Georgia in 2008.”
“However, there will not be a world war with tanks and cannons. Black Monday, Aug. 25, 2015, has already become the economic equivalent of Pearl Harbor and will likely go down in history as the beginning of the first economic world war,” the Pravda piece noted.
It’s important to note that article’s author is Alexander (Oleksandr) Luzan, the chairman of Ukraine’s Slavic Party, founded in the early ’90s after the Soviet collapse to campaign for improving and maintaining relations with Russia and other former Soviet Republics.
A cornerstone of Slavic Party ideology is the unification of all Slavic lands, which means uniting Ukraine with Russia, as well as other Slavic nations in Eastern Europe.
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