The Geopolitics of World War III

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The Geopolitics of World War III

Storm Clouds Gathering, known for its unorthodox analysis of news, politics, and geopolitical issues through documentary video content, takes a look at how the American media portrayal of why Russia and Syria are being accused of global aggression might differ from what is really behind it all in The Geopolitics of World War III.

The filmmaker sets the stage for the subject matter by suggesting that the U.S. dollar is a unique currency for many reasons, though the reasons that matter most are not necessarily widely known. One fact often thought to be significant is its status as the world reserve currency since 1945, but the dollar's importance is much more dependent on the fact it of it having been the primary currency by which oil has been traded in the global marketplace since 1970. Oil makes the world go round in the present political landscape, for better or worse, so this in turn makes the U.S. dollar a very important cog in the global financial machine.

Prior to 1971, the U.S. dollar was bound to the gold standard - or at least that is what the world operated under the belief of. The filmmakers highlight that the International Monetary Fund reports that in 1966, foreign central banks and governments held 14 billion U.S. dollars. While the United States did have $13.2 billion in gold reserves, most of that was needed to cover domestic holdings and only $3.2 billion of it was available for foreign holdings. What that means is the U.S. was printing more money than it could cover, and inflation naturally ensued. To quell the fire, the Richard Nixon presidential administration took the dollar off the gold standard and made it a debt-based currency.

Through various political arrangements, the filmmakers suggest that the U.S. then tied the dollar to oil trade to keep its demand up, a system that remained in place at America's convenience until the year 2000 - right before 9/11, mind you - when Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein declared he was shifting their oil trade from the dollar to the euro. This is said to be the catalyst behind all the post-9/11 military action, not anti-terrorism efforts, and that these dollar-undermining decisions by foreign governments continue to shape the U.S. military agenda today in regards to policy against Russia and Syria.

80 Comments / User Reviews

  1. D. B.

    I am no fan of the US and it's foreign policy or the petro dollar, but this video sounds like anti-us propaganda.

  2. Insignificantly Significant

    You just don't have to propagandize much, to paint the Western powers in a negative light...just tell it like it is. Some of it is speculation, as we're not at these meetings, and often are left without all of the details. But, look at the track record. We're doing the same things today, that we've(US) been doing(on several continents), for over 50 years....at least. We're destabilizing regions, creating conflicts to perpetuate the war machine(that few profit from immensely), as it's used to "obtain" other countries' resources(not to mention building contracts abroad from all of the destruction we caused), and set up and cut off global trade routes and fortifications,...and all at the expense of the loyal patriotic tax payers...at interest...without mentioning the countless lives lost or ruined.

  3. pwndecaf

    Can it be called propaganda if it is true? US citizen...

  4. Fabien L'Amour

    A bit short and somewhat tenuous links between news articles. Lots of conjectures that really can't be proven in any way. Could it be true, yes, could it be completely wrong, yes. You could swap many countries names in there and it would still ring true. Too vague to my liking and short on evidence to make me want to share it as the author begs.

  5. Michael Jay Burns

    some of the basic observations are simple statements of known fact. Some "connect the dots" discussions are pattern perceptions that are open to challenge.
    Mesopotamia's threat to Anglo-American oil/financial interests WAS neutralized militarily on a pretext.
    If an Iran/Russia/China coalition is successful the Dollar's days of domination IS certainly threatened.
    FED policy HAS pumped trillions of "empty" dollars into the economy.
    I don't see it as much of a stretch to suggest that this over-inflated economy is vulnerable.
    Bottom line: the documentary makes very valuable observations that the viewer may extrapolate as he sees fit, but would be a fool to ignore.

  6. Lenny

    That's exactly what it is, anti-US propaganda. Nothing more, nothing less. We've done a lot of good in this world. Much more good than evil. "Documentaries" like this focus only on the negative, they blow everything out of proportion and fail to apply the same critique towards other countries and regimes. It's always "America's fault". They do the same with Israel.

  7. WTC7

    Could you please remind me of the good things?

  8. Lenny

    The list is endless.

  9. WTC7

    list a few things

  10. Lenny

    Our technology, our patents, our scientists and scientific breakthroughs, culture, art, athletes, NGO's, we defeated the Nazis, the ultranationalist Japanese, we feed the poor, we help third world countries, we give aid ($), we help make the earth greener and more sustainable, MLK, JFK, NASA, etc etc etc

    Like I said, the list is endless.

  11. Lenny

    I can tell from your "name" that you already have a dog in this fight...

  12. WTC7

    I have no dog, and this is not a fight. And I don't care what you think of my name. My country was one of the recipients of your bombs, so don't go down that alley with me.

    As to your country's contribution to the world, other countries in the world have contributed to the development of technologies, have patents, made scientific breakthroughs, have contributed to the world culture, art, have outstanding athletes, NGOs, defeated the Nazis, feed the poor, give aid and make the planet greener.

    You killed JFK, NASA has equivalents in Europe and Russia....

    What is your country's contribution that is greater to loads of other countries' contribution?

    Apart from the fact that you spend a lot of money on war technology and then use it around the world...

  13. Lenny

    Alright, I'm done feeding you. Run along, kid. Hopefully we won't live to see the day where America stops being the leading superpower because when that happens you will be on your knees begging for the Americans to rescue you.

  14. WTC7

    Sure you are done. The typical arrogant attitude won't make your country any more lovable. As to the saving the world, I pray to the day America stops doing it. Look the world today, that's the result of your saving it.

  15. Lenny

    No, that's the result of a power vacuum and poor leadership. If you want to stop with the blanket statements and talk specifics, then maybe we can have a rational debate. But again, Mr "WTC7", you have a dog in this fight and your mind is already made up. If you really believe that 9/11 was an inside job, you are not worth another second of my precious time.

  16. WTC7

    I am a Mrs WTC7. And, actually, I do have a dog - his name is Shaka, he is a Rhodesian Ridgeback :). Blanket statements are yours because you have nothing specific to say, I only responded.

  17. Lenny

    Ok, if that makes you happy, Mrs. WTC7. At least we can agree that you have a cool breed of dog. :)

  18. WTC7

    Thanks, there we agree for sure :)

  19. Fabien L'Amour

    All fiat currencies are doomed in the long term. Anyone with a basic understanding of economic history should know that. I don't see the Russian rouble or the Chinese yuan as great alternatives.

  20. Michael Jay Burns

    If I am not mistaken all modern currencies are fiat, i.e. not commodity backed.
    Fiat currency derives its utility as a unit of transaction solely from a "legal tender" status, i.e. a legally mandated requirement to accept it in payment of debt.
    The issue of the power of a country's currency isn't fiat/not fiat but rather which currency is the "reserve currency" of the world, i.e. universally accepted as legal tender.
    The country whose currency has that status derives enormous economic advantage since it can inflate and deflate the currency at will.
    If a coalition of petroleum producers goes off the dollar, e.g. following a US market crash, the US will lose the advantage that it has held since the end of WWII.
    Many economists see a US crash as highly likely. This clip adds the coalition issue to that discussion.
    There is no "o" in ruble.

  21. Fabien L'Amour

    Ruble and rouble are both used if you care to look it up.

    The U.S.A. is the main petrol importing country and the 3rd producer, I can't see petrol being denominated in another currency until that situation changes.

    If the U.S. crashes, so will the rest of the world. Where do you think China exports most of the goods it produces?

  22. Max Soto

    i do not think is anti-us is more anti us foreign policy wich you cannot deny is FUBAR. true we have done good but boy the way we do evil is amazing. i think if europe want the euro let them have it if africa wanted their currency let them have at it. what is so bad about multiple currency each according to its own region.

  23. lulu

    well the USA could use a little counter-propaganda since it was built on progranda and at the expense of most of the world.

  24. lulu

    Are you kidding me? I am waiting for the follow through beneficial results of all the good the USA has done. From a broad perspective all it has done has been to build empire through lies and proxy wars, promoting monopolist business interests, etc., all on the backs of the working class.

  25. Michael Jay Burns

    You are correct on the spelling issue.

    I gather that you now see your "fiat" point is irrelevant.

    As to a world economic crash precipitated by a US crash, I agree that would be likely. What would emerge from such a crash is anybody's guess.

    But perhaps most importantly, the U.S. is projected to be the number 1 producer of oil by 2015, which would make the central point of the clip obsolete.
    But I'm glad that it prompted this discussion.

    .

  26. Niklas Lindgren

    I dont argue that USA is a nation full of amazing individuals. Sadly, your government is just aweful, and as for your list of good deeds, well: China makes your technology. Your oilcompanies actively strangle progressive energypatents. Your culture is among the youngest on the planet. Art is definitely nice though. You do run fast, but your basketballplayers and hockeyplayers openly use steroids. NGO´s are everywhere. The allied nations defeated the Nazis. Hiroshima, Nagasaki. You recently outlawed the act of sharing food with the homeless. USA and
    IMF issues massive loans on forced premises and unreasonable terms to desperate nations. You are the only nation on earth invading multiple third world nations as we speak. You buy contracts for rebuilding countries after bombing them, for profit. You use more fossilfuel per household than any other nation in the world and actively drill for naturalgas in your own drinkingwater. Also, you allow torture, trial-less incarceration, have the highest rate of executions and gunrelated crimes in the world and aparently spy on everyone in the whole world, but like you said, the list is endless.

  27. Fabien L'Amour

    The article states :

    No one knows exactly how
    much oil and gas will be accessible in the future, and some people say
    it’s a lot less than what the government and industry think.

    Then it goes on with predictions. What good are they if noone knows?

    I don't think Trans-Canada would have spent the money it did on their pipeline in the Bakken area if they expected the oil to run out in 5 years...

  28. Insignificantly Significant

    That's just it, it's not bad to the average us citizen(as long as put practices in work, to mitigate a collapse), but to those, who seek international control; obviously it's an issue. It's not anti-us, as you said, as much as it is against those who have taken control of the us...similar to how the us has taken control of so many other countries...covertly(financially or otherwise). To even call it us, is a simplification. It's a multinational group of corporations, who are exploiting the US, just as they are, so many other countries...much of...through US foreign policy, of course.

  29. awful_truth

    It is refreshing to see a short 'up to date' documentary on the geo-political events as of late. I do find it rather disturbing (reading comments below) just how much people wish to ignore the obvious, which is stated in this documentary. (by any other name, a rose is still a rose)

  30. awful_truth

    On the contrary Fabien, I didn't see anything vague about it at all. Everything stated is quite factual, and I am at a loss as to how you could swap country's names, and surmise the same results. Just a suggestion, but perhaps you should watch it again. (you may have missed the point)
    A) Why the U.S invaded Iraq.
    B) Why the U.S continues to support the very people it will later demonize, once they have served their purpose. (Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda - formerly Mujahideen, Syrian Rebels - now ISIS, etc )
    Note: A good read is,' war is a racket' by Smedley Darlington Butler, a major general who pacified many nations for American corporate interests, later referring to himself as a gangster for capitalism.
    Here are some interesting thoughts for you to contemplate.
    1) The last audit of Fort Knox (gold supplies) was 1954. Any further attempts by Congress has been an act of futility.
    2) Fiat currency was inevitable since gold (precious metal) could never keep pace with severe population increase, and industrialization. Fiat currency makes complete sense, as long as it is based in reality, not the perception of reality. The real culprit is interest.(Usury) Furthermore, a gold standard is a terrible idea, since it is precisely how the banking elite got control over the working public to begin with. Just reign in the amount of currency in circulation, (recession) no one can pay their bills, and the bank takes everyone's property. (sound familiar?)
    3) If U.S currency was dropped for oil sales, their economy would collapse, since most of the manufacturing jobs have gone to slave labor abroad. (capitalism's true dog eat dog nature exposed) Technically, it should have collapsed already, since they are printing it like there is no end to it. The only reason it hasn't is because of the only business the U.S can compete in anymore which is military applications - heavily warned of by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    4) In the 1970's, the U.S was pushing Iran towards nuclear power, so the U.S could utilize their oil reserves. (that was until the Shah was overthrown) Now, it is reasoning for a pre-emptive strike. (Like Iraq, and against international law, determined at the Nuremburg trials)
    The bottom line is placing one's head in the sand doesn't change the facts, or make one an ostrich. I guess it really boils down to a simple choice. Stand for something, or fall for everything. Take care, and best wishes Fabien.
    P.S: It is amazing how many people will accept immorality, as long as they are on the winning side. (Just an observation Fabien, not directed at you personally)

  31. bluetortilla

    No, I agree with Fabien. Lack of cohesion and substantiation. Sure, we all understand the underpinnings but if you really want to implicate the nearness of WW3 and how that could down, don't be sloppy!

  32. Fabien L'Amour

    Thanks, saved me a reply there :)

  33. Insignificantly Significant

    From what I've noticed, all of the vids, this narrator is involved with, are geared towards WW3. Like most other presenters, they juxtapose, and paint their narrative, very one sided...is what it is. In 10 years, if it hasn't happened, they still may be making these type of docs lol.

    But, there are so many things going on in the world(including in the US), that should be stopped. Do we really need threat of another WW, to convince us to do, what we should already be doing?

    Do we really need an all out crisis of sorts, as they say? Well, if you lived in libya, syria, iraq, the ukraine or palestine...to name a few...you might feel the crisis is already here. And yes, the US is responsible or are constantly involved, not sure how you could swap names out.

  34. Hussain Fahmy

    The United Satans and the Evil Union has to be stopped by every peaceful means.

  35. Russ Tul

    This is a brillant documentary, many thanks for uploading it. It's a must to hear and see for all who are politially literate, for those who aspire to become politically savvy, and especiually for people, like myelf, who have children and grandchildren to worry about. "Full spectrum dominance" - this is the goal the 0.1%ers are pursuing. It is a product of total ignorance and bound to end in global catastrophe if we, the 99%ers, don't stop these lunatics.

  36. Russ Tul

    Why so D.B., because it lists too many facts that tend to be systematically ignored by he mainstream media?

  37. Russ Tul

    Lenny, could you mention a few of the good thigs the USA has done for the world? I personally believe that the world would be a lot better off if the USA didn't meddle in world affairs. It has enough problems of ist own. Besides, it is much too young and immature a country to tell others what to do or how to do it. It's anythig but a model for the rest of the world.

  38. Russ Tul

    Good try Lenny. But most if not all the points you mention can be challenged.

  39. awful_truth

    Oh, I see. Funny thing, I don't recall anywhere in the documentary stating that world war 3 was imminent. (I only see it in the title) If it was called 'immoral American foreign policy', would you still attack the facts as lack of cohesion and substantiation? A sloppy distraction for a sloppy title, yes/no? (your comments have nothing to do with my response to Fabien)

  40. robertbeal

    crih-ME-uh
    crih-ME-uhn

    It is not a Spanish word, not pronounced "crih-MAY-uh."

  41. Russ Tul

    At this stage in history, there cannot be a WW3. there can only the Last War, which would mean a total destruction of humanity. And many would say "good riddance".

  42. Russ Tul

    Creative destruction - another word for revolution. It's high time it happened. Yes, there'll be plenty of turbulence, but in the end, the world will be the better for it.

  43. trilemmaman

    Someone once asked Alert Einstein what WW3 would be fought with? He said he "didn't know". But he was "sure that WW4 would be fought with sticks and stones". Some humans will likely survive WW3. War does appear inevitable if national interests (national sovereignty) continues to reign supreme over human interests (human rights). But perhaps that's what humanity needs to learn the ultimate lesson. Make just laws...not unjust war.

  44. trilemmaman

    The United States gave the world a brilliant document called the Declaration of Independence. This document proclaimed that all people have the rigth to self determination and affirmed the ideal established centuries earlier that all people are born with fundamental freedoms/rights that NO government, king or cleric can take away. The creation of the US Constitution obviously bungled that ideal but it did provide a framework (a federation of states with separation of powers) that eventually upheld human rights over states rights. It cost us a war and about a million American lives but we now have 50 states that only fight politically. That could change if political party divisions and extremist ideologies based on religion or worship of the dollar continues to spread. But I can envision a world federation where human rights reign supreme over states rights. And differences between states are resolved in the court room, not on the battle field. Make law, not war. Just laws because injustice will eventually lead to war. Einstein advocated for it. Must be something there.

  45. awful_truth

    Yes, no doubt the world itself would probably be happy to see us gone. Perhaps that is why it has not intervened, since we are well on the way to completing the job ourselves. Best wishes Russ Tul.

  46. awful_truth

    Great quote trilemmaman. Another terrific quote from Einstein is "doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is the first sign of insanity". Take care!

  47. Martin Hedington

    And: The 'infinte' (4:29) Really poor proofing, smacks of amateurism.

  48. Him Again

    Martin, if you aren't a shill, you need to learn to focus on the core of the presentation, not the insignificant detail. See above....

  49. Him Again

    There is one good point about Nuclear War capability. It has stopped the Next World War To End Wars.....
    However, the threat of imminent collapse of the whole world's economy is now very real. This will be a war on everybody's doorstep.

    So far, there has not been a reasonable suggestion anywhere I've trawled as to how to stop what is happening.

    This *IS* bigger than the insane "Tulip Bomb" which damaged the Dutch a century or so ago.

    This is vastly bigger.

    Kylneth said that it was like a dangerously stretched rubber band, but now it is more like a balloon full of gas that is still being filled and stretching faster than it can be leaked. The Tulip Bomb was only air and tiny - it was a local pop. This bang will be felt all over the world.

    This is no time to be correcting anybody's English - or American, that's rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

  50. Him Again

    Hey people! Just b4 I go....
    Thanks for some intelligent... banter (I don't think it qualifies as discourse).
    What we do need everywhere is discourse - the power of ideas, the finding of solutions, not politics.
    Is there a way of stopping this runaway train?
    Even Our Owners know they went too far now, but what to do?
    More important - what can we do for our own personal near future?

  51. Martin Hedington

    Thanks for the comment, not being familiar with the word, -although I had seen it before-, I reviewed the definition to be sure of your meaning. No, I'm not a shill, I am also politically active, on the South African gun lobby. In fact I found the doccy thought-provoking, well-researched and sound in its argument. Two things about it detracted from its primary function though, (that being -I think-to educate). Firstly the audio, which had a rather detracting 'imitation stereo' effect which I found almost hypnotic, then, right when I was developing a keen interest, (which thankfully I maintained to the end BTW), that glaring typo smacked me right in the kisser and managed to annoy me somewhat. This was a shame as it deprecated the value of almost the entire presentation for me. My comment was delivered as a positive crit', intended to urge the producer to strive a little harder in this perhaps minor, -but to me at least- important function, that being post-production editing. Spending so much time, thought and effort on everything else, the doccy deserved at least 'finishing' more carefully. Thats all.
    Martin Hedington.
    Author: Conditioned Victim? Your Choice
    (Amazon)

    To quote another commenter in this thread;
    'I have no dog, and this is not a fight'. BFG

  52. a_no_n

    um, the declaration of independance has absolutly zero effect on the rest of the world. For the vast majority of us it's an old bit of paper.

    It was also full of sh1t.

    we believe every man is born equal...(unless he's a woman or black, or a native).

    and patient suffering of the Colonies? pull the other one, we never even tried collecting the taxes you owed!

    And however sternly it might suggest it protects you from government, it certainly doesn't offer you any protection from the corporate entities you all bow and scrape to.

    And just so you know, those rights can very much be taken away, and usually in the rest of the world it's an American who'll take them from you if you live in a country that has it's own oil supply or votes in a government you don't like (Iran).

    It also did nothing for the Native Americans who were genocided almost to extinction and had to suffer forced relocations.

    Some suggest that the only reason the war for independence ever happened was because the British were happy just trading with the native nations of America, but the nobility in the Colonies wanted to expand.

  53. KC

    We can start by up-voting you to the top and share your post. I agree with you that we have a lot of banter, not much discourse, and even less doing.

  54. L. E. Alba

    Very astute analysis. The part where Cheney, in 1994, lists all the reasons why Bush-41 didn't push forward to Baghdad during Iraq #1 is particularly revealing,

  55. L. E. Alba

    I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, I was just telling my daughter that she & my grandson will probably see increasing global turmoil until the tethers snap and we experience worldwide war. I'm a USAF veteran of the Vietnam era and too old to fight now but if I'm still around, at least I can try to explain to my grandchildren why it's happening.

  56. Not Important

    There are plenty of ideas, of how we can turn things around(new tech and knowledge is compiling, like never before). The ideas are just not breaking ground, because of the political system, in place. The point: some sort of revolt is needed. But then, yes; are we just going to talk about it? Regardless, we need to act, in unison; and the net, is our beacon of hope, to truly come together.

  57. Not Important

    So, what are you going to do? Whatever it is; it needs to be very very well organized, and coordinated. The more people you have, collaborating coherently; the better. These vids are trying to reach a "critical mass". It's a shame, they have to resort to a possible WW3 scenario; to attempt to make something happen.

  58. Not Important

    One small example: the election process should be revised. It should be set up, to allow more parties and candidates; as well as cheaper(it's not a brilliant idea, it's common sense, like many other ideas swarming around us). Currently, it's near impossible to have a grassroots campaign in the states. With the web and social media, campaigning should be virtually free. Those in control know this, and don't want this. They prefer the candidates to need funding, that places chips on their shoulders...putting them into pockets, and out of the public's corner. We need to get the right people, in the right places, first. But, in order to do this...well you tell me? We need to organize, reach more people and stand up with the force of an over populated world lol), and accept nothing less.

    Even if we do this in one country. They'll eventually assasinate or pull off some sort of coup, taking back power(as they have, time and time again, in many countries). This needs to be done internationally(or as far reachng as possible), and all at once(or persistent, until a system is more secure). We have the ability, to come together, like never before...but yes, just banter. Even the discouse you speak of, is banter; if you're not doing anything about it. As i've said, there have been alternative views on how to change things, for quite some time...but everyone just talks, because we won't stand together and act. The 60s movement was quelled/pacified...i'll just stop(i've blathered enough), but please elaborate, on what you mean, by "discourse".

  59. Horst Manure

    USA need s war and does not want any of them to end as it keep the ones in power, in power and military making war machines...the rest can make their own arrangements.

  60. Maya

    Everyone is wondering what we can do about it, well..you can stop listening to CNN and FOX for a start, as everything they tell you is lies, lies and more lies.

  61. panagiotatos

    i think that this internet information boom has a possible side effect. It is due to the plethora of the most contradictory opinions and sources of information in the internet, that there is a danger a person with a bad judgement could fall easily prey to the malevolent -even full of state propaganda- information.

  62. bluetortilla

    The next time you're out and somebody says something you know is wrong, speak up! He's not likely to punch you.
    And don't let fear make you shuffle and mutter- stand your ground, even if you shake.

  63. Russ Tul

    One of the sad facts about the world we live in is that the US economy is essentially based on arms production (even though we've reached "overkill" several decades ago). The way the 0.1%-controlled media make sure that the military industrial complex continues to dominate the narrative is by feeding our fear: If it's not communism, it's Al Qaida, if not Al Qaida, it's China, ect. In a recent poll, 30% of US citizens expressed the opinion that the government is spending TOO LITTLE on defence (even though, the US spends more than the rest of the world PUT TOGETHER). This goes to show that Edward Bernays, the inventor of "public relations", was right when he said that the masses are totally manipulable (Goebbels and Hitler were among his most successful disciples), all you need is the right strategy. So sad.

  64. Russ Tul

    Since the Bretton Woods agreement and the dollar becoming the world's reserve currency by default, several countries had threatened to drop the dollar as the reserve currency. Libya was the last one to try. We all know what happened to that country. I wonder what will happen if China decides to go it alone.

  65. Russ Tul

    Absolutely! This is a crucial distinction, which most ppl persistently fail to make and which leads to a lot of misunderstanding. There is a world of difference between "the USA" and "the American people". Like you say, the USA is owned, run and controlled by the big corporations and big money (see "Citizens United"). The American ppl -- by and large a likable bunch -- are not much different from any other group of the world's 99.%ers. They just do and think as the 1% wants them to. In most cases, when ppl refer to the US, they mean the US foreign policy, which is firmly in the hands of the 1%ers. The US domestic policy is also run by the 1%, but critics from abroad are seldom concerned about that part of US policy.

  66. Russ Tul

    Beg to disagree. There is little doubt in my mind that the 911 attack was allowed to happen by ppl in the hihest echelons of power. And most ppl who have examined the facts are on my side. In fact, Condoleze Rice virtually admitted it by stupidly lying when she said, in so many words, that nobody could have known that there was the possibility of terrotists using passenger jets to attack tergets in the USA. I suspect she was speaking off the cuff without having consulted her advisers, because that was precisely the possibility the US interlligence had warned Dubya aka "The Decider" about just days before the attack happened.

  67. TheUprising

    Important positions in government are held by lackeys, put into office by the Real Rulers simply because the Real Rulers have incriminating evidence against them. Politicians, to continue to hold office, must pull favors and exact legislation as the financiers require, or risk their transgressions coming to light.

    The Real Rulers have no one country. Using their money and influence they effectively buy elections by financing all the choices the general public have. You fight each other over whether republican or democrat is best, while they laugh their cufflinks off, knowing whichever you choose, you choose their man.

    The system, democratic-republic, or representative government, is not as good as democracy, but it and the usual systems of checks and balances are adequate ways to govern. It is not so much the system that is the problem - the problem is that the system has been bought and taken over, infested if you will, with power-hungry vermin seeking to enslave all human kind. Through this infiltration, and through the usual subliminal devices the media, Hollywood, the press, etc., they have by bread (welfare) and circuses (internet) made the bulk of you fat and happy and for the most part oblivious to even obvious treachery (9-11, e.g.).

  68. joe gill

    I was blown away by this film. There's no denying the connections made to events of the past and present. I fear for my children and everyone else's.

  69. Russ Tul

    Thanks, same to you.

  70. Russ Tul

    Hate to disagree with Einstein, of all people. But there will be no WW3, because there will be no one left to fight it.

  71. Russ Tul

    Yes, the USA is truly exceptional, I believe we all agree on that.

  72. Russ Tul

    Lenny, you mean like the way it rescued Iran, Angola, Nicaragua, junta-led Greece, Cuba (almost), Vietnam (not quite, despite a good try), Cambodia (dito), Pinochet's Chile, Apartheid South Africa (almost, although it tried hard enough) Panama, Grenada, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, or like it's now trying to rescue Ukraine from itself?
    If that's your definition of rescue, then u are right, in part.

  73. Russ Tul

    Yup, the strategy of the 0.1%ers is simple: destabilise every country you can and then sell weapons to both sides and make untold loads of money. High time we got the gillotine running again before the neoroyalists plunge us back into the Dark Ages.

  74. Jihad Jane

    An incredible movie. I hope it's not true. What about our kids?

    Watched the GOP debate tonight it they all agreed we have to strengthen our military and keep a standing army of 500,000 troops. They for the most part were for tearing up the Iran treaty and increasing support for Israel. With what money? They will never change.
    Vote Democrat (Bernie).

    It's funny, at least the 5 O'clock audience was nil and the cameras didn't show it. LOLA

  75. Deegee

    It would get an easier review from me if it had identified itself clearly as speculative. Instead, it attempts to present itself as factual, when in reality, much of it is simply guessed at - and the fellow has yet to successfully predict anything. If anything, events since this was made have shown how spectacularly wrong he is on some of the centrepiece predictions he makes, e.g. energy. There is no oil shortage, and, if I may make a prediction of my own, never will be again - OPEC has learned that if it throttles supply to get prices up, they make shale and tarsands extraction (as well as fracking) viable, which increases supply. Their customers become competitors with overflowing fuel storage that they can't use quickly enough. So, that's not gonna happen again. Or at least not for a century or so, at which point oil will be about as relevant as coal is today.

  76. Max

    please pray for ignorance of disputes

  77. Suhail

    I believe this video is an nothing except Justifying the Iran's treacherous acts against the he neighbouring States..

  78. will

    This was an excellent follow up to Brexit the movie it just seemed to all tie in neatly, especially with the presidential election campaigns, party conventions, the rhetoric, lies, misdirections, and rampant corruption at all levels of the bureaucracy , that are all in motion here at the moment.

  79. Arprov

    This is by no means proven to be the exact thruth as it is. But, seen the general track record, large parts of it are at least plausible. But that is not even the point.

    The true merit of this short documentary film is to show that there is - if you actively look for it - a whole other point of view of what is happening in the world than what the mainstream media tell you in their 8 'o' clock news. And that you should always question yourself: "is what they are telling and how they are explaining it really true?" And then start digging into the subject. That is the only way of getting a real understanding of what's happening in the world today.

  80. JORYNNC

    we saw saving private matt damon and believe we defeated the nazis, you ask any german or russian and they both say that ww2 saw russia vs germany as the real,actual fighting and tradegy of the war, germany lost 80% of troops and equipmt and russia about 25 million people to each other.

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