Something really strange appears to be happening. All over the globe, governments and big banks are acting as if they are anticipating an imminent financial collapse.
Unfortunately, we are not privy to the quiet conversations that are taking place in corporate boardrooms and in the halls of power in places such as Washington D.C. and London, so all we can do is try to make sense of all the clues that are all around us. Of course it is completely possible to misinterpret these clues, but sticking our heads in the sand is not going to do any good either. Last week, it was revealed that the U.S. government has been secretly directing five of the biggest banks in America "to develop plans for staving off collapse" for the last two years. By itself, that wouldn't be that big of a deal. But when you add that piece to the dozens of other clues of imminent financial collapse, a very troubling picture begins to emerge. Over the past 12 months, hundreds of banking executives have been resigning, corporate insiders have been selling off enormous amounts of stock, and I have been personally told that a significant number of Wall Street bankers have been shopping for "prepper properties" in rural communities this summer. Meanwhile, there have been reports that the U.S. government has been stockpiling food and ammunition, and Barack Obama has been signing a whole bunch of executive orders that would potentially be implemented in the event of a major meltdown of society. So what does all of this mean? It could mean something or it could mean nothing. What we do know is that a financial collapse is coming at some point. Over the past 40 years, the total amount of all debt in the United States has grown from about 2 trillion dollars to nearly 55 trillion dollars. That is a recipe for financial armageddon, and it is inevitable that this gigantic bubble of debt is going to burst at some point.
In normal times, the U.S. government does not tell major banks to "develop plans for staving off collapse".
But according to a recent Reuters article, that is apparently exactly what has been happening....
U.S. regulators directed five of the country's biggest banks, including Bank of America Corp and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing that the banks could not count on government help.
The two-year-old program, which has been largely secret until now, is in addition to the "living wills" the banks crafted to help regulators dismantle them if they actually do fail. It shows how hard regulators are working to ensure that banks have plans for worst-case scenarios and can act rationally in times of distress.
by Michael Snyder
Webster Tarpley : The Coming World Economic Depression Worse Than 1930s
There is a huge world war coming up! How do you stop a world recession? By going to war. The US is finding out now, just as the British people found out in the 1980s, that capitalism has no national allegiances - it will back stab whoever it damn well pleases if it makes a bigger profit. No matter how much you provide incentives to it and try to appease it, capitalism will turn on you.The banks took the newly printed trillions and instead of lending to the American people, they put it in the emerging economies still looking to make a quick buck off the "hot money". The banks exported the inflation which was intended for the USA. If the US Treasury and Federal Reserve were smart which they're not, they would impose capital controls so that money and the inflation can't leave the USA or even nationalize the banks so they can direct lending to the people.
Solution: All governments around the world immediately stop borrowing money from the private international banksters and put the creation of money back into the hands of the people of the nations where it properly belongs
"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes.
Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain."
- Napoléon Bonaparte
"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."
- Lord Acton -
_ Gerald Celente -