At the beginning of the year I theorized that 2011 will most likely be the year that the Global Economy crashes as a result of a collapse of the US dollar. I theorized that on its current trajectory of devaluation, the dollar could last for a long time yet, so there would have to be an event or events that will greatly hasten the demise of the dollar. I had anticipated one or more of the following scenarios playing out this year that would result in the dollar and the Global economy crashing, leading to war, famine, disease and other catastrophes that may potentially destroy a billion or more lives this decade.
1. OIL PRICE SHOCK / Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and / or Iran experience a revolution or significant social unrest leading to disruptions in supply of oil. (Already happening)
2. CYBER-ATTACK(s) / Western Financial computer systems (NY, London etc.) suffer significant damage through cyber - attack(s) that will most likely be blamed on Chinese hackers. (Already happening)
3. TERRORIST ATTACK(s) / One or more 'terrorist attacks' are executed in major cities, most likely in the US.
4. MAJOR WAR(s) / One or more major wars break out – Middle East, Korea, Pakistan, India, China (?)
5. CATASTROPHIC EARTH CHANGE / earthquake, volcano, tsunami etc. that wreaks havoc on a large area that is of Financial / Commercial significance to the world economy.
6. BREAKOUT OF A PANDEMIC (s)
The last one has been added to the five I previously listed, a pandemic (or pandemics) may break out that would cause multiple millions of fatalities. The reason I mention these potential world changing events at the beginning of this update is because OIL PRICE SHOCK is already being felt but lately there have been many reports of CYBER – ATTACKS, and also of heightened levels of TERRORIST ATTACK threats. It is possible, maybe even highly probable that we will see all of the above scenarios played out by the end of this year! The world as we know it is vanishing right before our eyes; are you ready for that which is surely coming?
EXTREME WEATHER / EARTH CHANGES NEWS
· Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake TOKYO, Mar. 11 – A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii and warnings blanketed the Pacific, putting areas on alert as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast. In Japan, the area around a nuclear power plant in the northeast was evacuated after the reactor's cooling system failed. Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture (state) closest to the quake's epicenter. Another 110 were confirmed killed, with 350 people missing. Police also said 544 people were injured. Read More
It is my belief that one or more above listed catastrophic events will deal a death blow to the US dollar rather suddenly, and possibly overnight. This will lead to a collapse of the global economy, bringing warfare, revolutions, diseases, and famines on an unprecedented scale. The revolutions and social unrest we have witnessed so far this year are only a preview of the much longer movie that is yet to be played. One of the scenarios that I had visualized was a catastrophic earth change / climate event or events that would devastate one or more major economic centers in the world. The Japan quake and tsunami is again a small preview of the kind of catastrophic earth change events that lie straight ahead, which will not only devastate the economy of the world but will also bring cataclysmic destruction to the planet not seen since the days of Noah.
For years the Ogallala Aquifer, the world’s largest underground body of fresh water, has irrigated thousands of square miles of American farmland. Now it is running dry…There is not much to be happy about these days in Happy, Texas. Main Street is shuttered but for the Happy National Bank, slowly but inexorably disappearing into a High Plains wind that turns all to dust. The old Picture House, the cinema, has closed. Tumbleweed rolls into the still corners behind the grain elevators, soaring prairie cathedrals that spoke of prosperity before they were abandoned for lack of business. Now Happy is the harbinger of a potential Dust Bowl unseen in America since the Great Depression. Read More
It seems like happy days are not here again for much of The US, and sadly for the rest of the world. The parallels between the dirty 30’s and what may turn out to be the much dirtier 2010’s are too ominous to be ignored. Economic crisis, high unemployment, homelessness, failing banks, farmland turning to desert, it seems all too surreal yet it is all too real. A scorched earth is very much prophesied in the Bible, and therefore news reports that the fears of the returns of the dust bowl to America on the heels of the extraordinary scorching heat in Russia and Australia last year, and in China, Argentina and parts of Africa are strong confirmations that the beginning of ‘The End of the World’ may be upon the not too distant horizon.
Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
WAR / REVOLUTIONS / TERRORIST ATTACKS
· Saudi police patrol Riyadh ahead of demonstrations: BBC News March 11 /
Hundreds of police have been deployed in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, ahead of anti-government rallies planned for after Friday prayers. Security forces have blocked roads and set up checkpoints, while reports suggest some protesters have begun to gather in the eastern town of Hofuf. On Thursday, police opened fire at a rally in the eastern city of Qatif, with at least one person being injured. Activists have been inspired by a wave of popular revolt across the region. Analysts have warned that any violence could have a big impact on global oil prices. Read More
Says Analyst – Business Insider / As Libya descends into full-on civil war and protests spread across the rest of the Middle East, all eyes are focused on Saudi Arabia, which produces more than 10% of the world's oil. So far, protests in Saudi Arabia have been limited. But our guest, Fadel Gheit, a managing director at Oppenheimer & Co., thinks that may soon change. The root cause of the Middle East unrest, Gheit says, is inequality. Decades of autocratic rule have increased frustration that the vast wealth of the oil-producing countries in the region is in the hands of a small privileged few, and this frustration is finally boiling over. Although governments are making small concessions designed to quell this frustration, Gheit believes the yearning for freedom and democracy is unstoppable. He says it is hard to predict whether the violence that consumed Libya will spread to Saudi Arabia and other countries, but he believes the protests will. And, eventually, he believes, the regime will fall. Read more:
Unrest or revolution or civil war in Saudi Arabia will have a catastrophic effect on oil prices, and may be the straw that breaks the backs of the global economy, leading to much worse problems.
· Civil war in Libya: Gaddafi loyalists mount onslaught – BBC News
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have made major gains against anti-government rebels, pushing them from two key areas. Western journalists in the city of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, confirmed the Gaddafi regime's claims that the city had fallen after days of bombardment. And rebels have fled from the oil port of Ras Lanuf in the east.
Col Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam warned the rebel stronghold of Benghazi that government troops were on their way. Read More
The websites of South Korea's key government agencies and financial institutions came under cyber attack for a second day Saturday, with few leads on who might be behind the attacks. The websites of South Korea's key government agencies and financial institutions came under cyber attack for a second day Saturday, with few leads on who might be behind the attacks. The sites of the U.S. forces in Korea and the department of unification, which handles relations with North Korea, were among those targeted by the "distributed denial-of-service" (DDoS) attacks. Read More
· 'Spectacular' cyber attack hits French government – Yahoo News, March 7
PARIS (AFP) – The French finance ministry has shut down 10,000 computers after a "spectacular" cyber attack from hackers using Internet addresses in China, officials and reports said on Monday. The hackers were hunting for documents relating to the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing nations, which this year is led by France, said Budget Minister Francois Baron, adding that a probe was under way into the attacks. "We have leads," Baroin told Europe 1 radio, saying that what he called a "spectacular" attack was "probably the first time" that the French government's computer system had been hit on this scale. Read More
Cyber attacks are one scenario that has been proposed as a game changing event for the whole world. It is interesting that this is the third report I have come across about major cyber attacks: in Canada, Korea, and now France.
WORLDWIDE FOOD CRISIS
· Food prices reach another record high – Wall Street Journal / LONDON
World food prices rose 2.2% in February from the previous month to a record peak, the United Nations' food body said Thursday, as it warned that volatility in oil markets could push prices even higher. Read More
A senior economist at the worldwide bank HSBC has warned of civil unrest in Britain if food prices continue to soar. Speaking on Jeff Randall Live, senior global economist Karen Ward cautioned that the UK could experience the kind of food riots seen in other countries. "Even in the developed world I think we have very, very low wage growth, so people aren't getting more in their pay packet to compensate them for food and energy, and I think we could see social unrest certainly in parts of the developed world and the UK as well." Read More
Lack of food and hunger will cause a lot of starvation, not just in some sub Saharan African countries but all around the globe. That which happened in Jerusalem in the siege of Nebuchadnezzar, when people measured food in every decreasing quantity because it was so scarce, when hunger and starvation led even to cannibalism, is coming to the whole world, the time to prepare is now, tomorrow it will be too late.
Ezekiel 4:16 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment: 17That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.
Whenever the military rolls out a new robot program, folks like to joke about SkyNet or the Rise of the Machines. But this time, the military really is starting to venture into robot-apocalypse territory: swarms of little semi-autonomous machines that can team up to manufacture complex objects (including, presumably, more robots). That’s right, the only thing scarier than a swarm of intelligent military mini robots is a swarm of intelligent military mini robots in control of the means of production. And your Navy is hard at work on making it a reality. Read More
Terminator is no longer Science – Fiction, once again it’s amazing how Hollywood just keeps coming up with stories that become reality just a few years down the road. Are they just good writers or are their stories more fact than fiction to begin with? Nonetheless, AI creatures, even organic ones are being manufactured even today, I can’t even fathom what they might look like in a few years. The blending of man and machine, Transhumanism is a field of study that has progressed at breakneck speed these past 10 – 15 years, and we average folks have no idea of how far this science has advanced. However I would think that it has progressed much further than any of us can imagine.
· Big Dog propaganda video / Just listen to these reporters cheering these ‘new and improved’ killing machines; O how wonderful they are because they are going to help our troops! No word on how many defenseless people are going to be killed by these mechanical Big Dogs and Cheetahs? Anything created by the military is meant for offensive purposes, and they are busy creating super soldiers that will kill millions in the years ahead.
The reports of dead fish by the millions just keep coming. Yet the ‘Experts’ tell us that this is all ‘normal’. If it were normal, why were there not reports of millions of dead fish washing up all over the world 5 years ago or 10 years ago or 20 years ago? If thousands of birds dropping dead for no apparent reason, and millions of fish dying for no apparent reason are so normal, how come we are only beginning to hear of such incidents only in the past few months and never before? Something is happening to our planet, and it is not ‘normal’ by any stretch of the definition! There are many scriptures in The Bible that tell of catastrophic destruction of marine and animal life, reports such as the one listed above are confirmations that we are approaching the days when the earth will turn poisonous for the inhabitants, be they men or animals.
Isaiah 19:8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.