KINGSTON, NY 10 MAY 2018—Since November 2016, in scores of broadcasts and dozens of Trends Journal forecasts, Gerald Celente has been warning that a powerful war driven alliance had formed between Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh to significantly weaken Iranian influence in the Middle East.
And in one of our Top Trends of 2018, "Market Shock, Mass Murder," we specifically noted that this was the year that the alliance's bold threats would be followed by military action.
Subsequently, in our Trends in the News broadcasts and a series of Trend Alerts, we not only meticulously detailed how and when the build up to war would unfold, we also provided subscribers with a series of proactive measures to consider before full fledge war erupts.
THE BRINK OF WAR
Immediately after President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States would no longer honor the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel launched strikes on military sites in Syria, killing 15 people, including seven Iranian military personnel.
Then on Wednesday, it was reported that Iran fired some 20 rockets at Israeli army posts in the Golan Heights, which Israel, in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 242, has occupied since 1967.
Despite claims from Iran's national security agency that the Syrian army, and not Iran, was responsible for the rocket fire, the Western media reports the strikes as being launched by Iran.
Further, despite their denial, the White House condemned Iran saying it "bears full responsibility for the consequences of its reckless action."
And, in response to the Golan Height's rocket barrage on Thursday, Israel retaliated with massive bombings across Syria that killed dozens, including Iranians.
As the Middle East war drums beat louder, military strikes escalate and the death count grows higher, Germany, Britain and France joined the United States in condemning Iran rocket attacks, saying that Israel, despite being an occupying force in the Golan Heights, and despite carrying out scores of missile strikes against Syria, "has every right to defend itself."
PUBLISHERS NOTE: That Israel has the right to defend itself from attacks from Syria, Iran or any other country or group it attacks, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, but no one has the right to strike back against Israel, is the ongoing refrain of hypocrisies that politicians peddle, Presstitutes sell and the public buys.
The same holds true for what is called terrorism in the West. It is never called an act of terror, and there is scant political or media condemnation when the United States and its allies launch wars based on lies, occupy foreign nations, bomb them to ruins and kill millions of innocent civilians.
However, when the victims of their attacks retaliate by killing innocent people, the establishment calls it an act of terror.
And, when the United States and its Coalition of the Killing launch illegal wars, invade sovereign nations and overthrow regimes, they are never asked to bear " full responsibility for the consequences of its reckless action."
We note these hypocrisies since they will be key elements used by governments to falsely convince the public of the legitimacy and righteousness of their actions in once again leading their nations to war.
PREPARE FOR THE WORST
As Trends Journal subscribers know, we had forecast the escalation would unfold as it has and further expect, if action is not taken to reverse current trend lines, war throughout the region will erupt.
Beyond the human suffering, the volatile overleveraged and overvalued equity markets will be driven into bear market and crash territory.
TRENDPOST: As we have suggested before, you may want to consider preparing for the worst. If the worst doesn't happen, you've lost nothing. If you haven't prepared, and the worse does happen, you lost everything.
Here are some suggestions:
On the most basic levels, do you have at least enough food, fuel and water for you and your loved ones should a 9/11-plus magnitude terror strike hit your nation in retaliation from nations attacked by the U.S. and its allies?
Will you have enough cash on hand if your government calls a "Bank Holiday" to prevent a run on the banks as currencies crash and fear spreads.
What will you do if a cyber attack hits financial systems, wiping out your digital cash and digital savings stored in banks and equities?
Do you have a getaway plan … places to meet and locations to escape to when terror strikes?
If you believe in holding gold as a safe haven asset, is it easily retrievable or is it in an ETF or a safe-deposit box? Should markets and banks close, it will be of no value to have it where you can't get it.
Remember GC's 3Gs - Guns, Gold and a Getaway Plan. Speaking for myself, I am a believer in the right to bear arms. If, for example, a terror strike strikes a nuclear power plant, chaos and madness will prevail at levels unimagined as millions of people will go mad in fear of escaping the nuclear blast. It will truly be an "every man, woman and child for themselves" episode that only the strong will have a chance of surviving.
If you need to leave your country, joining the class of Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani, Libyan, and other citizens who escaped their nations incinerated by the U.S. and its allies, do you have a passport?