By Jeremiah Johnson – Ready Nutrition
ReadyNutrition Readers, this piece is a quick summary of a book that you will find useful in understanding several major issues afoot from both an economic and a current events perspective. The work “The Colder War,” by Marin Katusa was just released in 2015. It is a brilliant expose on American interventionist actions (termed “foreign policy”) that have triggered a new Cold War between the United States and Russia. It is replete with facts and figures; however, it reads in easily understandable language to layman and economist alike.
Be advised: it does not deny Putin’s aims to restore Russia to the prominence it once enjoyed on the world stage, while explaining the offsetting maneuvers and chicanery utilized by the U.S. under the Obama administration that exacerbate Putin’s stance. It details the Russian quest for supremacy in oil, uranium, and natural gas supplies. It also chronicles the background and mindset of Putin, as well as giving a complete account of what happened in Ukraine with the annexation of the Crimea by Russia in 2014.
Here are detailed the importance of Sevastopol, a former Ukrainian city and a Russian Naval base that is the transit point of the Russian Black Sea fleet to the Bosporus and access into the Mediterranean. The entire Middle East is chronicled, as to supplies of oil and natural gas and the importance of certain nations to the Russian sphere of influence that are currently in dispute. Syria is one of them. The book outlines the history behind the Syrian-Russian alliance that stems all the way back to the days of the USSR’s alliance with Assad’s father.
There are three chapters in particular: Chapter 3, The Great Game and the End of the Cold War, Chapter 11, Twilight of the Petrodollar, and Chapter 12, Post-Petrodollar America that are worth the entire price of the book. Chapter 3 contains an explanation of the petrodollar system’s beginnings and functions, critical to understanding the world economy as it established the U.S. dollar as the currency reserve of the entire world.
The author is an expert in the energy and resource exploration sectors. He explains how the petrodollar was created by the Rockefellers and the oil industry, and how prices were inflated during the OPEC price increases of October 16, 1973 by 70% to more than $5 per barrel. These increases were accompanied by production cuts that raised that price more than double and sent the U.S. into a recession that lasted well into the 1980’s.
The book shows how costs are artificial and prices are intentionally kept high in order to squeeze the maximum amount of profits out of the consumer. In addition, it details the alliance of Russia under the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) who wish to replace the petrodollar and collapse the American economy, supplanting it with their own monetized system backed by gold.
For current events and the state of the world, you can’t find a better book that explains the new Cold War that has arisen between the U.S. and Russia, and their respective allies. It contains history and ties it in to what is happening right now in front of our eyes. I hope you enjoy reading it and gleaning the intense, nakedly-honest picture it presents of our country and the decline it is now enduring prior to the collapse, which is imminent and just a matter of time. Happy reading, and I am certain it will answer many questions about the energy industries and the monopolies (governmental and corporate) you have long suspected exist. JJ out.
This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition: The Colder War: To Understand All of the World Events Taking Place, Read This Book
About the author:
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.
Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.
Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.