The Creature Stirs

I spoke with Ben Stein of all people about this in the summer of 2008.

His vision of ‘the shape of things to come’ should this one kick off was disturbing to say the least.

Ben Stein is a smart guy.

From Zerohedge – Hyperinflation Comes to Iran.

There is no doubt this will impact you and your plans should it come to pass. No doubt.

Macro Manuvers

Not willing to put any money on this just yet as it has been the bugaboo theme for years now, but the noise coming out of the part of the world where Iran is are ominous.

Keep an eye on it. Norway pulled out last evening according to Drudge. The Brits are essentially done as well.

Should there be overt action, make no mistake, it will have an impact here at home – especially economically.

It’s a new century. Time for another war.

Europe is about to go through one of those crisis’ that are usually a prelude to something horrible.

“Time is running out fast.  I think we have maybe a few months — it could be weeks, it could be days — before there is a material risk of a fundamentally unnecessary default by a country like Spain or Italy which would be a financial catastrophe dragging the European banking system and North America with it. So they have to act now.”

“The only two guns in town, one is only theoretical, and that is increasing the size of the EFSF to 3 trillion.  It should happen but it can’t for political reasons.  The other one, the only remaining share is the ECB.  They may have to hold their noses while they do it, and if they don’t do it, it’s the end of the euro zone.”

Just sayin’…

 

A radical & rapid shift in loyalty?

From John Robb:

IF we keep going in this direction, and there’s no reason to think we won’t, these young men find new groups to care for them and they shift their loyalties to new gangs/mafias/cartels/militias etc. at a pretty amazing clip.  Given the danger this shift in primary loyalties represents for the future, going it alone isn’t an option.  You need a community at your back.

Tough to read. I would think that would be especially tough if you had hung it out there in any of our current war zones and were looking for something interesting to do when you rotated home.

This is not to disparage any of our service men. It is a simple (though hardhearted) calculation on where loyalties will lie when we are running way past 25% unemployment.

You will indeed need community at your back. How do you (right now) make that community successful and attractive to those out there with these skills? Might want to figure that out.

 

Game Theory: China, USA, & Taiwan

Vox Day’s take on possible conflict:

I’m not making any specific predictions here, as I don’t have anywhere nearly enough information to do so. But I will say that the “reasonable expectation” of war in the Taiwanese Straits in the next two years is, in fact, alarmingly reasonable.

My guess, and I *might* just be an idiot here, is that this would have, oh say, some SLIGHT impact on your local situation.

Read the comments for further implications.

Hey, just sayin’…

We close our eyes

Interesting take. Thanks AP.

I would not have thought that’s where it would break out. Western Civ seems so preoccupied with the sandbox and rockpile that war in the rolling hills and majestic scenery on Europe seems a bit far fetched at the moment. It’s so much easier to do what we are doing in places where the resistance is less akin to total destruction and chaos rather than BMW’s, Audi’s, and kick ass cheese.

Like AP said, it happened there before – twice. Why not again?

Seems as though we are globally on track for something truly epic. Unless the Global Guerrillas vision of the future suddenly materializes, I fear the world has one more big one to try and walk through without annihilation.

Pleasant thoughts right?