Russian forces have returned to permanent positions | The Global Financial Tsunami End Game: The Petro-Dollar Regime is Finished?

Now that the Russians have returned to their bases we ponder the moves and rhetoric over the Ukraine and question what this is all about as often hostilities between nations are something else other than what is being spoon fed to the public to shape opinion. 

So let's ponder a bit through the web of words and smoke. Russia is moving quickly to avoid having to to do anything with the US, whether it is because of mutual meddling or personal differences, matters not as what does matter is what is being done. And it is quite clear that the military opposition to Russia is a dead man's scenario with no winners and a nuclear confrontation is a non starter. In other words, Ukraine is a non event that thus far America has spent $5B to get and create a disaster in the heart of Europe.

Russia has expressed to the Europeans and others like India that they will accept Rubles, Euros or Yuan instead of dollars as payment for both oil and natural gas. Rosneft is in the process of finalizing several deals like this and we already know about the deal with Iran being touted as a barter deal for 500,000 barrels of oil. And the big deal between China and Gazprom thought to be announced late next month is going to be in Yuan, Rubles or some combination of the two, but definitely not in dollars. And what if the rumors of gold backing the Ruble or Yuan in part or in whole bear fruit? And what happens if alternative currencies are used attracting currency speculation and trade to affect currency related exports? Does an increased Rupee value benefit India as an exporter over an importer, a question that will have to be modeled.

The rumor is that the Saint Petersburg Exchange will be used as the vehicle to facilitate this move as oil and natural gas will trade on the exchange in the not too distant future.

We have seen in the past the US reaction to anyone using another currency other than dollars to settle oil trade and what happened whether it was Iraq, Iran or Libya. Can it be logical then that the same reaction is being had towards Russia? It certainly begs both question and answer as it is clear that the upheaval in the Ukraine is quite secondary to the real game. Except calling it a currency dispute puts pressure on the dollar at a time when the dollar and the US are having some difficulties.

So what's next, a Russian move to offer Britain gas in pounds? What do European countries do faced with euro payments vs dollars? And if all or some of the mentioned parties go in direction of using alternative currencies to the dollar what happens to the trade volumes in those currencies as opposed to the dollar?

All questions that will find answers soon. Whatever the collusion, its an Illusion, the dollar in confusion, is doomed.

Russian forces have returned to permanent positions

Kuwait News Agency
29 April 2014

Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that army forces who had started drills near Ukraine's border last week have returned to their permanent positions.

Russia took the decision after Ukrainian authorities had announced they would not be instructing their military to attack civilians, he was quoted as saying in a report by local news agency Interfax.

In a telephone [call] with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, he urged his counterpart to help "turn down the rhetoric" over the Ukraine crisis.

The Russian minister also denied the presence of saboteurs, affiliated with the Russian military, in eastern Ukraine, mostly inhabited by Russian-language speakers.

In response to Shoigu's criticizing of US military deployment near his country's borders, Hagel underlined that NATO's moves are not in provocation against Russia.

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The Global Financial Tsunami End Game: The Petro-Dollar Regime is Finished?

Once trade in oil is no longer denominated in the US Dollar, the bells will toll for the demise of the US Dollar and the global fiat money system.

Global Research
By Matthias Chang
Future Fast Forward
6 April 2014

Prominent Malaysian lawyer and author Matthias Chang

A few weeks ago, I had a private high-level discussion with some experts in geopolitics, economics and global finance and I had only one objective for participating in the discussion – to find out what was not said and or avoided in the discussion by the participants.

I learned early in my political career as a student anti-war activist that more can be learned from anyone and in any situation by what has not been said and avoided than from all the hours of lengthy dialogue. In most cases, I already knew the positions of the participants on the subject matter of the discussion from their writings, interviews, press statements, their educational backgrounds and their careers. Usually anything that is being said in a discussion reflects the latest position on the participant’s previously declared stance on the subject matter.

And quite often, what has been revealed through discussions may not necessarily reflect the entirety of the participant’s stance. The difficulty is to be conscious of what the participant has not said and detect what are his reservations and why the reluctance to disclose his thoughts on the matter. In the day-long discussions, I had only intervened twice and I took no more than ten minutes at the most to elicit the reaction that I had anticipated.

The first intervention was in relation to the inevitable implementation of the “Bail-In” (the confiscation of depositors’ monies in financial institutions to pay the bondholders / other creditors) to rescue the Too Big To Fail Banks (TBTF), the template being taken from the Cyprus experience for which all the relevant global central banks and institutions such as BIS, IMF, the World Bank have prepared the groundwork.

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