"Why do we care about the Ukraine? We care about Ukraine because it’s a gateway to oil. It’s a gateway to Eastern Europe. It’s a gateway to control a situation politically, but also for our banking system to get involved from a financial perspective...
Nobody really wants to have a third world war. That’s expensive and deadly, but this fighting over financial and political gain is really continuing to crescendo. It is crescendoing because there is so much money on the table and because the economies involved, ours, China’s, Russia’s, are really all weaker than any government wants to admit on the surface.”
Nomi Prins, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine-Financial Gateways
"War is madness. Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction. In today's world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and power, and there is the manufacture and sale of arms. And these have engraved on their hearts, 'what does it matter to me?'.”
Francis I, Memorial of the Hundred Thousand at Redipuglia, 13 September 2014
What does it matter to me? Am I my brother's keeper? This is the mark of Cain.
In this interview below Nomi Prins is suggesting that under the guise of humanitarianism and freedom, the Anglo-Americans are pursuing an age old colonialism with a modern financial twist. And that pursuit is manifesting in 'gateways' or friction points where its expansion meets some countervailing force.
The notion of taking and controlling 'gateways' is interesting. These could be seen as the current areas of action in the ongoing currency wars, which are merely exercises in financial power. The geographic importance of the gateways reminds one of strategic points of control based on topography and supply lines in the last century.
Now we have the flow of money and debt to consider as well as the ability to set prices and value.
If a fiat currency becomes like a Ponzi scheme, without growth underpinned by organic economic activity, it must continually expand or endure the risk of collapse. The ability to enforce a valuation becomes paramount.
The reason that the US dollar has become a Ponzi scheme is because of the utterly artificial and unsustainable recovery that has been created. Inequality of opportunity, wealth and justice is the hallmark of aristocracy, oligarchy, and all the empires of the past in which a narrow group of people skew the economic performance of the economy for their own benefit.
The choice has apparently been made to engage the world in financialisation, which has had its way with many of the developing countries, and is now confronting opposition from competing forces in more distant lands where it seeks to expand.
You can see the write up and view the original source of this Nomi Prins interview at USAWatchdog here.