The US State Department advises Americans to leave Russia.
What happens next?
Next Russia announces that it will no longer participate in an offensive strategic arms treaty with the US, the last remaining nuclear arms agreement between the two nuclear powers.
At the same time, Putin puts new ground-based strategic systems on combat duty.
In the background is the disclosure by one of America’s most accomplished investigative reporters that it was indeed the US that took out Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea last September – an obvious act of war.
China says it is “deeply worried” that the Ukraine war could spin out of control. “We urge certain countries to immediately stop fuelling the fire,” said China’s foreign minister.
The White House dispatches the Treasury secretary to Kyiv to announce even more taxpayer money will be sent to Ukraine. (The Treasury secretary? Seems odd.)
The US announces new sanctions on Chinese companies in response to China’s support for Russia in Ukraine. China calls the sanctions illegal, and an act of bullying.
China’s People’s Liberation Army complains bitterly about a US Navy surveillance flight through the Strait of Taiwan.
NATO’s Secretary-General warns China against supplying arms to Russia. China claims the US is creating an endless war by supplying arms to Ukraine.
Russia calls for NATO to hold an emergency summit over the Nord Stream sabotage.
President Zelensky declares Ukraine is preparing to attack Crimea.
Smart investors buy gold.
Russia warns of that continued US dumping of arms in Ukraine could lead to an “apocalypse.”
China keeps dumping US treasury bonds. December makes five months in a row.
What happens next? Do countries recall their ambassadors? An accident in the South China Sea? A false flag attack?
We don’t know, but it sure looks a lot like Europe on the road to war in the 1930s. No wonder central bankers and smart investors are buying gold.