Posted Aug 11, 2014 by Martin Armstrong
I cannot find anyone who can articulate why Russia is now an enemy of the USA other than statements that he is empire-building. Other than that, Russia is no longer communist, they are fully integrated into Western political-economics. In order to stimulate the ailing economy on the Crimean peninsula, Putin accesses resources from the private and public pension funds. In the Kremlin there is however apparently violent resistance, since one minister has been fired rather spectacularly. Here too, we see that pension funds are just too tempting to access for government. This is very much like the Temples at Delphi. They simply proved to great a treasure even for the gods. Putin is staring into the very eyes of the West and his desire to sustain Russia will only lead to seizing more from the public to fund the government.