WW III is on, at least in part: The Russian-backed Syria government has launched another massive attack on ISIS this morning. Later today, the U.S. markets may wake up to the fact we’re been flanked and fooled and Iran may taken Iraq.
Over on the www.peoplenomics.com side of the house, we’ve been chasing down a crackpot theory about how the market of today has a curious resonance with an earlier period.
In this highly experimental work, we are considering the period that would match today with September of 2011. That was a period of marked decline, just as today is, or should be shortly.
This is terribly important stuff to watch for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it demonstrates the “Manufacturer’s Resource Wars” which should put the 30-years War to shame.
Since we suspect this fall of 2011 period, I went looking for more details about how the U.S. was doing with its “foreign entanglements” back then: And from a BBC website page:
2011 August – Violence escalates, with more than 40 apparently co-ordinated nationwide attacks in one day.
US pull out
2011 December – US completes troop pull-out.
Unity government faces disarray. Arrest warrant issued for vice-president Tariq al-Hashemi, a leading Sunni politician. Sunni bloc boycotts parliament and cabinet.
The point not to be missed is that the U.S. pull out was underway by December of that year. From today’s analog in my work to that period means about 50-more market trading days before the U.S. will have to “crap or get off the pot” in Syria.
Market lows, however, do not occur precisely in lockstep with secular events. The low back in 2011 came well before the end of U.S. engagement in Iraq and, in today’s climate, we should be hitting a market low in just 8-12 trading days from now.
Can It Happen?
Let’s be honest: Anything can happen on any trading day, but the PowersThatBe on the Corporate/Globalist side of the Manufacturer’s Resource Wars really need a face-saving distraction along in here.
We could describe in details what the operational profile would do: Ideally it would:
Be an event linked to “terrorism” thus increasing justifications for stealing more rights from American citizens who are nothing more than tax chattel.
It would place the U.S. firmly into a “victim role” such that people in other countries might be sympathetic to the U.S. loss.
Most important or all, it would give the stock market something to blame. And because of this (false flag?) event, the market could decline 10% or more and the real PowersThatBe (the corporate oligarchy) would be able to “stiff” people like me who hold put (shorting) options under the pretense that whatever the “event” is would fall under the force majeure interpretation.
So that’s what I would be expecting.
Not that it’s a 100% chance, but rather than admit that the shadow government of the U.S, has no business whipping up wars, the entrenched Powers will find some way to sleaze out of harms way and steal money from whoever has it on the way. Bandits wrapped in flags and declaring their innocence.
Not to be too pessimistic here, but public recognition that a Second Depression was looming was a precursor to events that followed in late summer of 2001, as well.
Either this, or the dream state of America is legit and people who see a world running out of resource and loaded with far too many humans to support are nothing more than a collection of crazoids.
The choice is yours, but the curtain is about to go up on the next act.
Western Sabers Rattle: Noisily and Poorly
So with this framework, namely that the corporate oligarchs are trying to scam through the Trans Pacific Partnership to complete the sale of America into corporate bondage, along comes Russia which has inflicted more harm on ISIS in two weeks than the U.S. has in six months.
The Western response is predictable: NATO is now “troubled” says the Washington Post this morning.
Ure’s truly would suggest that NATO is many months late to the party and up to 150,000 Russian soldier’s don’t just drive down from St. Petersburg for the weekend. Wars cast long shadows before them, and this one is no different.
The West prepared for war in the wrong place (Ukraine) and Putin is a better chess player than any of the wannabes this administration has been listening to.
This is particularly troubling because the Islamists have already beaten NATO in Europe but no one will admit the point. But just where exactly do the NATO planners think this “behind-the-lines” force will sit…on the sidelines?
Just this morning a boost came from the Nobel Committee as a Belarus author snagged the prize for Literature. The West never had a chance at the literature prize, since Literature is not an app.
It’s not going well for Truth, Justice, and the American way.
Truth was buried about the time of President Kennedy, Justice went on long-term disability with corporation victory in Citizens United and the American way has been effectively stopped from creating a fresh generation of patriots because the LBGT movement doesn’t create replacements at the same rate as heteros.
Putin, who has been roasted in the West for Russians hard line against LBGT marketing, has obviously figured out that in order to win wars, you need people.
The U.S. may have figured that out in part, but our solution is import people who don’t hold our values and who can’t speak English. Worse, many want to bring in the poor lifestyle choices they left.
We’re not only screwed, but not screwed at the same time.
The Financial Times reports that the U.S. is under pressure to come up with a Syria strategy…but our best advice comes down to this: Don’t hold your breath.
The operators of shopping centers announced this week that Eight in Ten U.S. Households are making Halloween Purchases this year.
That must mean only two out of ten realize the scariest stuff this year is around the eastern Med.
Are there other stories this morning?
Do any of them hold a candle to the U.S. being sounded whacked on the pechewzelwhacker in the Middle East?
Markets are a bit slow, but eventually, someone besides us will figure out the gravity of the situation and here comes our Left Field Event and there goes 10 percent of market cap.
Driven to Drink?
The end of Miller time?