Silver Collateral Damage in Oil War Between Washington & Moscow?
If there are doubts to be thrown at the theory of globalization as power consolidation by few international players, which amounts to a very narrow pyramid structure for the global society with demise-of-the-state globalists running the show, Russia might be one of them. Even stalwarts of the theory of a New World Order run by corporate heads and bankers who have engineered the once-society of nations into an international society with dimming borders are perplexed at explaining Russia’s place in the system. Much points to the idea that Putin is an obstacle in the way of western powers’ goal of a hegemonic system spanning across the entire globe.
For example, it is often publicized how Putin keeps oil magnates and titans waiting not only for meetings, but even for potential deals. According to Reuters, Putin recently left global oil executives waiting, thus leaving “little doubt as to who was the master of the world’s largest energy reserves.” According to Reuters:
“But the chief executives of BP, ConocoPhillips , Shell and Chevron stood with a dozen colleagues in a dark, chairless foyer, shifting from foot to foot on Thursday as they waited three hours for an audience.”
Perhaps, low oil prices are western oil tycoons way of demonstrating who, truly, is in control – or maybe they’re bluffing. Like nearly all major commodities, oil is a rigged game, with the price thereof regulated not overwhelmingly by supply-and-demand, but, instead, by the futures market. As is well documented, the oil industry has virtually been taken over by western interests, starting with Rockefeller and Standard Oil in the nineteenth century. Again, Russia is a puzzle piece which begs explanation, though the takeover of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century leading into the Soviet Union does suggest a history of western financial control of Russia.
Nonetheless, falling oil prices are a threat to Russian power, according to western sources. Russia propaganda maintains that declining prices are a good thing for the nation. It has on the other hand been reported that a Russian plan to set aside 800 billion rubles ($24 billion) for an anti-crisis mechanism has been delayed as oil prices remain weak:
“We intended that this money go toward increasing the Reserve Fund, but as oil prices are diminishing, this is not likely to happen,” Anton Siluanov told reporters in St. Petersburg. He also said that if oil falls below $80 a barrel, then the nation will introduce “anti-crisis measures.”
Could it then be, that silver’s recent decline – and indeed all commodities – be the result of an economic proxy war being waged by the west on Russia. This unfolds as a so-called proxy war between Washington and Moscow takes place in Syria.
So, in order to bring oil down to recent lows, there must be an attack on all commodities, of course waged in the paper markets. This would then make silver’s recent price decline collateral damage in these geopolitical unfoldings, and not representative of the metal’s long-term outlook.