FEDS AT BUNDY’S RANCH ARE POSSIBLY RUSSIAN… CONFIRM?

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FROM AN OATHKEEPER: “I am a Oath Keeper from Arkansas who proudly Stands with the Bundy Family… As I am right outside the Bundy Ranch I hear of no roadblocks as of right now. You can feel the tension growing here for some of us no sleep. We have heard some of these FEDS with an accent other than American. They sound more like Russian to me. There are about 88 Snipers here plus Helicopters that have Men dressed in Army Fatigues hanging out the side with Sniper Rifles. They are blood thirsty you can tell. But all I can tell you WE WILL STAND OUR GROUND. WE WILL STAND UP FOR THE BUNDYS AND THEORY RIGHTS OF THEORY AMERICAN PEOPLE.”

 

Here is a link to donate to food and water for the boots on the ground. This is a direct link, if you do not feel secure with the direct link the second link has the donate link from Oath Keepers page.

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MARKETWATCH: Russia stocks suffer worst week since May 2012

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Investors debate whether it’s time to buy; Crimea vote could prompt more turmoil

An earlier version of this story incorrectly named the country that owes Gazprom $1.89 billion. It is Ukraine.

MADRID (MarketWatch) — A week of frenzied geopolitical tension over Ukraine took a toll on Russia stocks, which logged their worst weekly losses in just under two years.

The blue-chip MICEX index XX:MICEXINDEXCF +0.10%  finished with barely a pulse, up 0.1% to 1,339.36 on Friday, but it lost more than 7% on the week. The last time the MICEX fell that hard was the week ending May 18, 2012, when it tumbled 8.66%, according to FactSet.

The week started with dramatic losses for Russia over an escalation of the Ukraine crisis, with a drop of 11% on Monday. MICEX stocks were still being tossed around by the diplomatic back and forth as the week continued. OnThursday, shares lost another 1% after the local government of Ukraine’s breakaway territory of Crimea said it will hold a March 16 referendum to decide whether it becomes part of the Russian FederationAlso see: White House announces sanctions tied to Ukraine.That referendum could turn into another watershed moment for markets.

A phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama didn’t seem to have much impact. Obama urged a diplomatic solution and Putin again repeated his call that Ukraine’s government isn’t legitimate, and he “can’t ignore calls for help” from Crimea and eastern and southeastern regions of Ukraine. The State Department’s top 10 Russian lies about Ukraine

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Shares of Gazprom OAO RU:GAZP -0.16% rose 0.3% in Moscow, but sank nearly 11% for the week. The company on Friday warned Ukraine to pay its bill or risk losing its gas supply, AFP reported Friday. The company is owed $1.89 billion by Ukraine, and Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller said the country risks returning to a situation similar to the start of 2009. The cutoff at the time also cut supplies to much of Europe. Read: Why Ukraine and Russia matter to commodity markets

As for U.S. investor exposure, the pain was there for all to see as the week wound down. Among exchange-traded funds, the iShares MSCI Russia ETF ERUS -0.35% and the SPDR S&P Russia ETF RBL -1.73%  each fell more than 6% for the week, contrasting with a 0.1% gain for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF EEM -0.05% .

The Russian ruble USDRUB +0.85%  was had a loss of more than 1% against the dollar and a loss of 1.8% against the euro EURRUB +0.95% . That’s even after Russia’s central bank hiked rates to 7% from 5.5% at the height of the crisis on Monday.

As for the investment calls on Russia, it’s not exactly clear cut. Late Thursday, J.P. Morgan Cazenove’s Hong Kong-based strategist Adrian Mowat said investors should unwind Russian stock holdings. He predicted emerging-market money managers will cut their positions because Russian holdings are more than double the long-term average, Bloomberg reported.

Mowat sees nothing good coming from the central bank’s rate hike earlier in the week, saying it will hit the economy and stocks, while a weaker ruble and higher inflation and lower confidence among Russian businesses will cut into domestic demand and investment

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As for those who say buy, Peter Garnry, head of equity strategy at Saxo Bank, said earlier in the week that volatility over Russian stocks will remain elevated for some time, but that will “breed opportunities.” Also: Russia is corrupt, but its markets are bargains

In a note, Garnry said that the MSCI Russia Capped Index (ETF ERUS -0.35% ) had underperformed world equities by more than 20% in 2014 alone. Like many others, he predicts an eventual diplomatic solution for the Ukraine crisis as neither Russia nor the West want a war. Plus, the Russian economic outlook is positive, he said.

SHTF: Putin Targets America’s Achilles Heel: “He’s Going to Destroy the Stock Markets”

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In 2012 an elite insider claimed that on or around March 4, 2014 the doomsday clock would ring, the effect of which would be a complete collapse of the U.S. economy. How former Vice Presidential adviser Grady Means came to this conclusion with a specific target date may forever remain clouded in secrecy. But given the state of current affairs around the world today, one can’t help but consider that maybe Grady Means was on to something. With the fight over political and resource control in the Ukraine heating up, is it possible the Means was referring to this very set of circumstances?

We know the U.S. economy is literally on the brink of a collapse. All we need now is a triggering mechanism.

Contrarian investor and commentator Greg Mannarino thinks it could be happening right now, and he explains his highly viable theory in the broadcast below.

In essence, Mannarino warns that Russia’s Vladimir Putin may be using the current geo-political climate to position his pieces on the grand chessboard with the end game being a total wipe out of domestic equity markets and the U.S. dollar itself .

Given the horrid economic fundamentals in the U.S., mounting and un-serviceable debt levels, and the fact that China is now moving lock-step with their Russian counterparts, could we be seeing the final stages of a coordinated strike on U.S. economic and financial interests?

A few more moves and it could be Checkmate:

Putin understands the Achilles heel is this hyperinflated stock market… this man is brilliant.

Since we realize all warfare is based on deception, this backing off of troops here is  a part of the play.

When he re-introduces those troops and makes his move here it’s going to crush the U.S. equity markets and take trillions of dollars out of this market and a lot of peoples’ pockets.

Vladimir Putin is not in any way going to back down to Barack Obama or any of the Western powers. He has no reason to do that. He understands where this going and what he needs to do to make this work here.


(Video via Steve Quayle / Watch at Youtube)

So this is the set up in my opinion.

He’s allowing cash to flow back into the world markets, more specifically into the U.S. equity market. He’s going to re-introduce his troops almost in a Blitzkrieg type fashion and he’s going to destroy the stock markets.

We also know this… Vladimir Putin has been betting against the U.S. dollar for years by acquiring gold, just like you should be doing.

… The debt of the United States is in the biggest bubble in the history of the world. He knows all this.

This relief rally here… I can’t imagine that it’s going to last because he’s going to re-introduce troops here. It’s going to destroy this relief rally and then some.

We’re going to get panic selling… I think it can happen pretty soon.


Vladimir Putin is pulling a huge bluff on everyone right now allowing equities on a global scale to rise, only to reverse this move and crush equity markets which will destroy the United States economy.

The wealth effect that the Fed has created… Vladimir Putin knows that it is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. And he’s going to take advantage of that.

Make no mistake. Vladimir Putin strives to make Russia a global super power. China wants the same. In order for that to happen the United States of America must be crushed, and that starts with destroying our economy. And if that means a temporary destruction of global equity markets then that’s what Russia and China will do. Unlike President Obama, who bases his decisions on political surveys and half baked short-term platitudes, these nations operate with stratagems spanning decades.

For all we know, it was Putin himself who orchestrated the Ukranian coup. He’s a former KGB operative, a brilliant strategist and he comes from the ‘old school’ of Russian thought. Every move is carefully calculated and executed. While President Obama plays checkers, Putin is executing a Réti Maneuver designed to confuse and frustrate his opponent while leaving multiple pathways for the fait accompli.

The majority of informed readers understand that the collapse of America as we know it today is inevitable. It has always only been a question of “when.”