On the heels of continued chaos and uncertainty around the globe, today a 40-year market veteran sent King World News an incredibly powerful piece which urges people to prepare as the elites push humanity toward war. This is an extremely timely and fascinating piece from Robert Fitzwilson, founder of The Portola Group. Below is what he had to say in the following piece exclusively for King World News.
“No one starts a war, or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so-without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war and how he intends to conduct it.” Carl Von Clausewitz – Prussian General 1780-1831
As we all wait and watch for the next developments in Ukraine as well as the other potential geopolitical conflicts around the world, it is important to remember that these things frequently start by “design,” but then turn into chaos and irrationality resulting in mass destruction driven by megalomania, national pride and testosterone.
The situation in Ukraine continues to evolve. What we know so far is that Crimea appears to be now firmly back in control of Russia. We are reading about the buildup of substantial Russian military assets on the Eastern border of Ukraine. Some say that this is in preparation for a further incursion into Ukraine, west of the border. Accusations on both sides are being made as to motivations and next steps. Only a handful of elites know for sure.
There is no shortage of hotspots around the world. The potential conflicts in the Middle East are too many to list. China and Japan are rattling sabers at each other. China also suffered its own terrorist attack recently by separatists in the city of Kunming, killing 33 people. That could signal a long-term source of strife. North and South Korea are perpetually at each others throats. In many emerging countries, dire economic conditions are also potential sources for conflict.
We can only hope that the warning of Von Clausewitz above and the memory of the savagery seen along the Isonzo River will restrain the powers that be from embarking on a new global conflagration. We are all being swept along by events driven by others. We can only hope for peaceful outcomes, but prepare for the possibility that events spiral out of control.
Part of that preparation is to continue accumulating physical gold and silver on a regular basis. Despite the smack-downs for both the metals and the miners in the last two weeks, both are still outperforming traditional equities.
Source King World News