Monday, February 22, 2016 by Daniel Barker
Many have speculated about the possibility that the recent drop in oil prices was part of a ploy by Western bankers and governments to punish Vladimir Putin over his actions in Ukraine and challenges of NATO authority.
But there are some who see an even darker agenda. Is it possible that the West is deliberately pushing Russia into starting WWIII?
According to Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show, it’s not just manipulated oil prices but also the cutting off of liquidity to Russian banks – two moves which he believes are designed to push Russia into a war with the West.
As frightening and reckless as that sounds, there seems to be solid evidence that this is indeed the case.
In a recent article, Hodges first compares the current situation to events leading up to WWII. He argues that Pearl Harbor was also the result of a deliberate plan:
This reminds me of the days before World War II in which the United States followed a doctrine called the eight point plan which was designed to provoke Japan into attacking America so Roosevelt could use this as the excuse to get involved in World War II.
That assertion may cause many to shake their heads in disbelief, but Hodges is not the first to suggest that this may have been the case. Many wars have been the result of manipulation behind the scenes — not just the ones of the 20th century.
Hodges goes on to ask his readership whether there has been any logical explanation for the recent drop in oil prices. A fair question in light of the fact that the price for crude oil has decreased by 50 percent in a matter of just a few months — and at a time of year when they normally spike.
It’s difficult to believe that, even if there were a “glut” of oil, as has been claimed, prices would drop so far and so fast.
And now there seems to be a concerted effort by Western bankers to ditch the ruble as a valid currency. As Hodges points out:
[B]rokers are now advising their clients that any existing Russian Ruble positions will be terminated without any further notice because of concerns related to the lack of Russian “capital controls“. At least that is the excuse that Western banks are using to run from the Ruble. The truth of the matter is that the West has declared war on Russia and its BRICS partners for undermining the Petrodollar.
These two actions — the manipulation of oil prices and the ditching of the ruble — are, according to Hodges, “acts of war” against Russia.
His theory is that the drop in oil prices was not having the effect on Russia’s economy that had been hoped for. But, as he points out, these concerted actions are likely to have very “dire consequences.” Americans may be happy at the gas pump for now, but the future could quickly turn very bleak for the entire world.
Hodges also notes some “disturbing developments” which suggest that we may indeed be headed for something quite serious in the very near future. He points to reports that the U.S. has recently cancelled leaves for “critical military personnel,” effective on January 1, 2015.
He also reports that Schlumberger International — “the largest oilfield corporation in the world” — has instituted a travel ban for its personnel. The travel restrictions began right after Thanksgiving, and Hodges sees this as a sign that “something big” is about to happen that will be related to the oil industry.
In conclusion, Hodges predicts that the limits of Putin’s patience “will soon be exceeded.”
We can only hope and pray that he is mistaken.