By Greg hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
It was recently reported that countries like China and India are going to buy Iranian oil with gold. Jim Sinclair of JSMineset.com said this week, “The implications of China paying for Iranian oil in gold is the most important event in the modern history of gold.” He also said that gold could go to “$3,000 per ounce” as nations around the world revert back to gold as the only form of payment “free of liability.” (Click here to read Jim’s complete post.)There is nothing short of an epic battle quietly going on between real money (gold) and paper money (the U.S. dollar). In the end, the real thing will win out. Today, Jim Willie of GoldenJackass.com explores the battle lines and explains the global money war. Please enjoy.
US Dollar VS Gold: Epic Money Battle
By: Jim Willie, Guest Writer for USAWatchdog.com
The so-called Global Financial Crisis is a term so widely used that it has earned its own acronym of GFC. When first seen, it seemed like girl friend club or some such, since many friends use GF loosely to refer to sweethearts. The GFC is falsely named, since it is more accurately described as a global monetary war with the US Govt vigorously defending its franchise in the US Dollar for crude oil and trade settlement, and for bank reserves management. Take either away, and the other departs quickly, leaving the United States vulnerable to a quick ticket to the Third World marred by price inflation and supply shortage, even isolation in ring fences. On its own devices, the US is in as bad shape as the worst of the PIGS nations. The US Govt debt is above 100% of GDP finally. The annual deficit of $1.5 trillion could not be financed in normal methods. So the US Fed is the adopted buyer of last resort, purchasing over 80% of new and recycled US debt issuance. The Interest Rate Swap tool acts like a hydraulic howitzer, in pushing down the long-term interest rates by creating false artificial demand. Without the IRSwap contract, a Morgan Stanley specialty, the US interest rates would be 6% to 7% just like Spain and Italy. The US Treasury Bond is not a safe haven, but rather a place where Weimar printing press operations persist, where decisions like SWIFT code rules are enforced like a illicit weapon, where billboards are painted to attract embattled investors of impaired toxic sovereign bonds from Southern Europe to retreat to the supposed safe haven of US TBonds.