I do not think 2015 will be a very good year. Paul Craig Roberts recently said America is on the brink of economic collapse and war. I am less fearful of nuclear war than he is primarily because the war efforts of those who aligned themselves with Israel, the Security-Military Complex and Wall Street have not been successful of late against Vladimir Putin and Russia. I agree that Wall Street would love to have a war to let the voters blame the Russians for the economic woes which the Bankers actually created.
I do disagree with Dr Roberts on the nature of World War III these Neocons seemed determined to launch. I realized when I was still in high school that a Thermonuclear war was something the Uber Rich just used to keep the middle class in line through fear and intimidation. The elite do not like Hydrogen bombs because they killed wealthy people. No. The preferred method of killing people was starvation because that only killed the poor. Nuclear weapons are bad because they kill rich people. What good are the poor anyway because they do not pay taxes in any appreciable amount? Another method of killing people in large numbers without destroying property values would be to release a series of plagues. Only a select few would get the vaccines that worked.
My other point about war is that the US military has intervened to stop World War III during both during the Bush and Obama administrations. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, had to go to the White House before midnight to inform Mr Obama that the decision someone made for him to bomb Syria was null and void. The US military was not going to full scale war against Syria and possibly Iran and Russia over the lies his NSA advisers and the State Department had been telling about the Syrian government having used chemical weapons against its own people. Obama’s National Security advisers are ‘Soft Power’ advocates who have no combat experience. They use riots like the Arab Spring and the Kiev demonstrations to overthrow regimes like Egypt and the Ukraine. They also used proxy armies in Libya and Syria.
My first Interactive Prediction for 2015 is that there will be no nuclear war in 2015. The US military will not allow it. Interactive means that I want predictions from readers. I intend to publish a final predictions columns that will include reader feedback.
It is true that the Kiev regime has ordered more men to report for conscripted service. They have drawn up plans to build a cemetery for 250,000 Ukrainian soldiers. But Vladimir Putin is offering very good terms on natural gas for the Kiev regime. He is offering them a way out from their bleak economic future. The European Union can only offer that they become another Greece but with war.
Please feel free to comment on each listed prediction. Please do not write 20 pages. Please do not share what you learned in Sunday School about the end of the world. I will examine all of the predictions deleting only the ones who advocate violence or are a waste of time.
My second Interactive Prediction for 2015 is one that I have been making every year for a very long time. The US will not attack Iran.
America could not survive the Iranian response. As I have said before, they have long rang rocket artillery that can hit an aircraft carrier 130 miles away with 1,300 pound warheads. They also have lots of anti-ship missiles and lots of Mach 3 missiles capable of hitting the US Persian Gulf fleet and all American military bases in the Arab Gulf states. They can also hit all US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq. They could sink the US Persian Gulf fleet. Iran, Syria and Hezbollah have more than 150,000 missiles they can fire at Israel if there is a an attack against Iran. Hezbollah has the ability to shut down Israel’s electric power grid for 6 months.
Israel is not likely to attack Iran. Iran is an ally of Russia, China and Pakistan through the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization.) Netanyahu is willing to fight to the last American but he is not crazy enough to go it alone.
My Third, Fourth and Fifth Interactive predictions involve the economy.
Dr Roberts thinks the economy could go off the Deep End very soon. He is hopeful that when we enter the severe phase of this current Depression that people could rise up and force some change. He does share my bleak view of both political parties. That $1.1 trillion spending bill recently passed will allow banks to pass their speculative losses in derivatives onto the FDIC so taxpayers can pay for the greed and stupidity of the Bankers to the tune of $303 trillion. Those are nonsense numbers. The current regime is too corrupt to offer a solution. This leads me to believe that the Dollar will Die and collapse but do not guarantee this will happen next year.
My Third Interactive prediction is that the DOW Jones Industrial Index will drop at least 20% at some point in 2015. Eventually, it will drop 60% but we cannot be certain that it will do so within 12 months.
My Fourth Interactive prediction is that gold will reach $1,900 an ounce in 2015.
And my Fifth is that silver will reach $30 an ounce at some point in 2015.
I have said before that every five years the IMF allows nations to come forward to have their currencies considered to become part of their SDR basket of currencies. That will require the applying nations to open their gold bullion vaults to international inspection. If China does for IMF SDR status and they have as much gold as I think they have, then gold could surge well past $1,900 an ounce.
As I said, I would encourage you to make specific predictions for 2015. I am thinking of publishing a Final version of this which would include reader input.
Some futurists have predicted that America will be in such disarray that there will be no elections in 2016. That could happen.
The unemployment and inflation numbers from official American government sources are not reliable. If we use Dr John Williams’ figures from Shadow Stats, then I would feel free to make the following predictions.
My Sixth Interactive prediction is that unemployment will go from the current 23% to at least 26% in 2015.
My Seventh prediction is that inflation as defined by Dr Williams could reach 10%. I am 50% certain of that. I agree with Dr Williams that inflation will not spike sharply upwards until the dollar is devalued. At that point, America will go into Hyperinflation if there is no Debt Cancellation combined with currency and bank reform. None of those reforms are possible until Bankers are arrested and their assets seized.
The Japanese people just voted back into power a government that has a ‘comic book’ like economic plan. They are printing money like mad. They have saved the US stock market. Men borrow money by the billions and buy stocks that are already over priced on the New York Stock Exchange. This pushes prices even higher. They pay back their loans in Tokyo with cheaper yen. This gives them two profits for the time being. But as I said, I expect a 20% stock market decline next year.
America will have no elections in 2015 but Great Britain will. I do not like any of the British parties. I do not see any reason why they need a European Union that just takes away freedoms, raises taxes and adds to the regulatory burden. I hope UKIP which opposes the EU does better. I expect the Liberal Democrats to lose half their seats. I do not expect Labour to make a come back until they get rid of Ed Milliband. The two keys to the UK elections will be the number of volunteers who show up to do the election work and the status of the British economy on election day.
Depressions are periods in time when Unpayable Debts are cancelled en masse. Since the UK has more Unpayable Debts to cancel than anyone else does, they will be hit really hard. But that might not be until after the elections.
My eighth prediction is that the FBI 2015 survey of gang memberships will reveal a projected 2 million members by the end of the year. The FBI will be asked to tone down that report because there is a psychological barrier to admitting that the streets of your nation belong to foreign born thugs who have Death Lists of honest cops who must die. What I am saying is that the FBI might release a report saying there are 1.9 million gang members in the US but not include prison gangs. Or they might release the report in the earlier part of the year but include a 200,000 a year projected annual growth which would take it to the 2 million mark by the end of 2015. This is an 85% certainty. This depends a lot on immigration.
My ninth prediction is that President Assad of Syria will hang on for another year. People are finally beginning to figure out that there never were any moderate rebels in Syria. And Obama and the media lied about chemical weapons. They worked along side the people who killed 100,000 Syrian Christians and 200,000 secular Muslims.
This work is not complete until your predictions are added. You might either offer alternative predictions like for the price of gold or the unemployment rate. Or you might want to make a prediction for the UK elections or the expulsion of Greece from the EU. You might predict which major cities in the US will go bankrupt. Unfortunately, none of the Greek political parties understand money, Depressions, Debt Cancellation and usury so I see nothing good for Greece anytime soon. The UK by contrast has had debates on the creation of money in their parliament. That would never happen here.
The movie San Andreas will be released on May 29, 2015. It is about a Big Earthquake in southern California. I cannot say when the Big One hits southern California. I do not expect a series of quakes along the New Madrid fault zone until after the California one has destroyed that state. California has a lot of quake fault zones other than the San Andreas so it could have two major quakes within hours of each other.
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