Top Economic Advisers Forecast War and Unrest

Kyle Bass, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Nouriel Roubini, Jim Rogers, Marc Faber and Jim Rickards Warn of War

We’re already at war in numerous countries all over the world.

But top economic advisers warn that economic factors could lead to a new world war.

Kyle Bass writes:

Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real purchasing power at exactly the wrong time in their lives. Again, the world will not end, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will be stretched and in some cases torn. Sadly, looking back through economic history, all too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.

Martin Armstrong writes this week:


We will be updating the Cycle of War. Obviously, it is time once again. Especially since that model also hit to the day 3 times in a row.

Similarly, Larry Edelson wrote an email to subscribers entitled “What the “Cycles of War” are saying for 2013″, which states:

Since the 1980s, I’ve been studying the so-called “cycles of war” — the natural rhythms that predispose societies to descend into chaos, into hatred, into civil and even international war.

I’m certainly not the first person to examine these very distinctive patterns in history. There have been many before me, notably, Raymond Wheeler, who published the most authoritative chronicle of war ever, covering a period of 2,600 years of data.

However, there are very few people who are willing to even discuss the issue right now. And based on what I’m seeing, the implications could be absolutely huge in 2013.

Former Goldman Sachs technical analyst Charles Nenner – who has made some big accurate calls, and counts major hedge funds, banks, brokerage houses, and high net worth individuals as clients – says there will be “a major war starting at the end of 2012 to 2013”, which will drive the Dow to 5,000.

Veteran investor adviser James Dines forecast a war is epochal as World Wars I and II, starting in the Middle East.

Nouriel Roubini has warned of war with Iran. And when Roubini was asked:

Where does this all lead us? The risk in your view is of another Great Depression. But even respectable European politicians are talking not just an economic depression but possibly even worse consequences over the next decade or so. Bearing European history in mind, where does this take us?

He responded:

In the 1930s, because we made a major policy mistake, we went through financial instability, defaults, currency devaluations, printing money, capital controls, trade wars, populism, a bunch of radical, populist, aggressive regimes coming to power from Germany to Italy to Spain to Japan, and then we ended up with World War II.

Now I’m not predicting World War III but seriously, if there was a global financial crisis after the first one, then we go into depression: the political and social instability in Europe and other advanced economies is going to become extremely severe. And that’s something we have to worry about.

Billionaire investor Jim Rogers notes:

A continuation of bailouts in Europe could ultimately spark another world war, says international investor Jim Rogers.


“Add debt, the situation gets worse, and eventually it just collapses. Then everybody is looking for scapegoats. Politicians blame foreigners, and we’re in World War II or World War whatever.”

Marc Faber says that the American government will start new wars in response to the economic crisis:

We’re in the middle of a global currency war – i.e. a situation where nations all compete to devalue their currencies the most in order to boost exports. And Brazilian president-elect Rousseff said in 2010:

The last time there was a series of competitive devaluations … it ended in world war two.

Jim Rickards agrees:

Currency wars lead to trade wars, which often lead to hot wars. In 2009, Rickards participated in the Pentagon’s first-ever “financial” war games. While expressing confidence in America’s ability to defeat any other nation-state in battle, Rickards says the U.S. could get dragged into “asymmetric warfare,” if currency wars lead to rising inflation and global economic uncertainty.

As does Jim Rogers:

Trade wars always lead to wars.

And given that many influential economists wrongly believe that war is good for the economy … many are overtly or quietly pushing for war.

Moreover, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said that the Iraq war was really about oil , and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill says that Bush planned the Iraq war before 9/11. And see this and this. If that war was for petroleum, other oil-rich countries might be invaded as well.

And the American policy of using the military to contain China’s growing economic influence – and of considering economic rivalry to be a basis for war – are creating a tinderbox.

Finally, multi-billionaire investor Hugo Salinas Price says:

What happened to [Libya’s] Mr. Gaddafi, many speculate the real reason he was ousted was that he was planning an all-African currency for conducting trade. The same thing happened to him that happened to Saddam because the US doesn’t want any solid competing currency out there vs the dollar. You know Gaddafi was talking about a gold dinar.

Indeed, senior CNBC editor John Carney noted:

Is this the first time a revolutionary group has created a central bank while it is still in the midst of fighting the entrenched political power? It certainly seems to indicate how extraordinarily powerful central bankers have become in our era.

Robert Wenzel of Economic Policy Journal thinks the central banking initiative reveals that foreign powers may have a strong influence over the rebels.

This suggests we have a bit more than a ragtag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences. “I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising,” Wenzel writes.

Indeed, some say that recent wars have really been about bringing all countries into the fold of Western central banking.

Many Warn of Unrest

Numerous economic organizations and economists also warn of crash-induced unrest, including:

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  • robertsgt40

    The Iraqwar wasn’t about oil. It was about protecting the petrodollar and slaying Israel’s ancient enemies.

    • .

      You’re a fucking clueless idiot.

      • robertsgt40

        It’s easy to blurt out obscenities when ignorance is your forte. Keep drinking the koolaid, the war machine is counting on your lack of critical thinking skills. The official narrative demands you remain obtuse in your thinking.

  • Ken

    Just what the Banksters want, so again, they can be the only ones getting wealthy while everyone else, suffers, dies, goes broke, becomes homeless and preventing the economic collapse they so skillfully engineered.

    • nveric

      Bullets are cheap.

      • Skeletor

        Try buying some right now and see how cheap they are….IF you can find any . We’re domestically a society planning for war.

  • mmckinl

    Indeed … the coming petro-dollar wars. Libya, Iraq, Syria all eschewed the petro dollar and paid the price. Look at a major destabilization in Pakistan for signing a pipeline deal with Iran. The recent BRIC + South Africa alternative currency and development bank is ominous.

    Technically we are already at war with Iran. The sanctions are clearly illegal, based on trumped up charges. We have also assassinated their scientists using the MEK while waging cyber warfare on their infrastructure. Indeed it is only a matter of time … War will allow the bankster plutocracy to bury its financial disasters in a pile of bodies.

    • nveric

      The United States Federal government is at war with you, and the rest of the country.

  • nveric

    Cool, let’s all just sit back and watch the shit hit the fan.

  • slicingthroats

    Really? No….not war and unrest…..not from these “top economic advisers”….say it isn’t so.

    Where were these “top economic advisers” five years ago when everyone else knew damn well that economic collapse, war and unrest were on the way?

    I”ll tell you where they were. They were on FOX news calling everyone in the alternative media “gloom and doomers”, or “crazy conspiracy theorists”, but now that the inevitability of war and unrest have become painfully obvious to everyone, we have lying sacks of dung crawling out of the woodwork to warn us about it in an attempt to salvage their credibility. If they warned you years ago, like everyone else did, you’d have time to prepare for it, but of course, no one in the Zionist media wants you prepared for it, do they?

    I hope to see some “top economic advisers'”heads rolling down the street, because they were instrumental in deceiving the American people out of an opportunity to prepare for the impending economic collapse. Their deceit will cost millions their lives through the slow, painful death of starvation. I hope they get what they deserve.

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  • BUTY

    Thanks for the Top Economic Advisers Forecast War and Unrest! Very an dvery informative! Especially I am interested in figures.

  • .

    LMAO! The fearmongering idiots forcast this crap EVERY year. Oh, but wait, no, it REALLY will be THIS year.