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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Is This How the Economic Collapse Begins?

(via ZeroHedge) Russian official:
From Russia, with dumpage
"We hold a decent amount of treasury bonds – more than $200 billion – and if the United States dares to freeze accounts of Russian businesses and citizens, we can no longer view
America as a reliable partner,” he said. “We will encourage everybody to dump US Treasury bonds, get rid of dollars as an unreliable currency and leave the US market.”
This would likely perpetuate the collapse of the dollar.

Then, there is this:
Russia test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile today  amid growing tensions between Moscow and Washington, but a U.S. official said the launch was planned in advance of the current crisis in Crimea.  [Notice the only mention of Ukraine is of the area the Russians are strongest in; the news media is trying to protect Obama. --BWE] 
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the test of a RS-12 M ICBM that it said was
Can't recall this one like a Pinto, Fitzhume!!
designed “to test a promising start warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles.”
A U.S. official confirmed the ICBM launch and said it was carried out through the protocols of the START Treaty.  Per the treaty requirements the official said the United States was notified of Russia’s planned launch long before the current crisis in Crimea.
The official said that the missile was fired east over the Caspian Sea and landed in a remote part of Kazakhstan. 
That matches the information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry that the missile “struck a condition target on the range in Sary-Shagan, Kazakhstan.” 
The planned launch comes at a time when Russia has raised international tensions by moving military forces into the Crimean peninsula, ostensibly to protect that region’s ethnic Russian population.   The Russian action has led to international condemnation and the United States is considering punitive actions against Russia that could take the form of economic sanctions.
So, it seems Putin is saying, "Screw you, Obama, I will launch an ICBM if you mess with me."

Is this how it begins?   Stay tuned, friends.

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