“I’ll remind you that Russia is one of the largest nuclear powers. These are not just words, this is reality and, moreover, we are strengthening our powers of nuclear restraint. We are boosting our armed forces, they are actually becoming more compact and more effective. They are really becoming more modern from the point of view of being equipped with modern systems of weaponry. We will continue increasing this potential, and we will do this.”

Vladimir Putin 

The architect of WW III
The architect of WW III
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The above quote represents “fighting words” and Putin’s most recent setback in his struggle against America’s attempted dominance of his country through economic means makes the election results of Ukraine very difficult for Putin to accept! There can be little doubt that the CIA waved its magic wan in order to get the results they were seeking. However, this will be a case of winning the battle but losing the war. In fact, it can be safely stated that the political loss of Ukraine is a devastating blow to Russian economic plans. The political loss of Ukraine has pushed the world one big step closer to WW III.

Russia Loses Political Control Over Ukraine

Ukrainian voters handed the country’s pro-European leadership a resounding victory in the first parliamentary elections since the Euromaidan uprising cut ties with Moscow”. Putin has lost political control over Ukraine. Putin needs Ukraine to be a satellite nation controlled by Moscow because over 60% of Russian gas shipments run through Ukraine.  The political loss of Ukraine leaves Putin with one option, the military option.

putin natural gas map

The rest of Europe is beginning to react in fear. For example, following the Ukrainian election results, Poland moved thousands of troops to its eastern border in order to “face down” potential Russian aggression in Ukraine, which could spill over into Poland, but no one in Europe or the U.S. seems willing to confront Russia directly. Why? This is true because the U.S. and what will be left of NATO could soon find themselves outnumbered.

The conflict in the Ukraine is an outgrowth of BRICS nations attempting to undermine the U.S. petrodollar by moving the world away from using the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. The selling of Iranian oil for gold is a prime example of Putin’s strategy to conquer the U.S. through economic means. However, do not make the mistake that the resulting conflict will be just between the BRICS and what is left of NATO.  For the past two years, Putin has been aligning with “new allies” all across the America’s and Putin has been preparing these new allies to militarily oppose the United States.

The Death of the Dollar By the BRIC Nations Will Be the Motivating Force Behind WW III

Russia is bleeding the Petrodollar dry by leading the BRIC nations in the purchase of Iranian oil for gold. Previously, the fact that the world had to purchase Federal Reserve dollars prior to purchasing Middle Eastern oil, gave the dollar the only backing for America’s currency. Without this backing, the dollar will soon hyper-inflate and become worthless. This would lead to a wholesale U.S. economic collapse.

The same situation is emerging in Europe as Russia is on the verge, either by invasion or by proxy control of Ukraine, of controlling a good portion of energy needs supplied to Europe, this coming winter. If Russia is able to bypass the Petrodollar as a means of payment for Russian energy shipments into Europe, Russia will destroy the United States economically. The irresistible force meets the immovable object.

In order to survive the assault upon the dollar, the United States desperately needs to attack, occupy and control both Syria and Iran. The CIA has gone so far as to create and arm ISIS with abandoned American military equipment left behind in Iraq as ISIS attempts to to do the dirty work of the Federal Reserve by overthrowing Assad in Syria as a prelude to an Iranian invasion.

If Iran is captured by U.S. forces, the BRICS (i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will not be able undermine the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

When the proverbial “tale of tape” is analyzed with regard to a potential war between the BRICS and the US/NATO, one has to realize that the mere presence of India and China as BRICS members, means that one-third of the world is opposed to the U.S. from the beginning. In such a conflict, the US would be outnumbered and outgunned.

Additionally, Putin, for the past two years, has been busy aligning both Central and South America into a military alliance which is beholding to Russia. Also, China has married its energy markets with the Russians. And because NATO could be disintegrated because Putin holds over 30% of gas shipments into Europe, through Ukraine, the U.S., Britain and Canada could soon be standing alone!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that China will not militarily oppose the U.S. because they own American debt. Please consider that Russia has previously  completed a deal which brings China into the Russian energy sphere of influence. When WW III comes, China will vote with its pocketbook and choose Russia’s side.

If Europe becomes totally dependent on Putin supplying gas to Europe, this will eventually culminate in the weakening of NATO and the isolation of the United States both economically and militarily if the United States fails to act decisively. Decisive action means war and the use of a pre-emptive first strike is likely. And with China’s partnership, Putin has added muscle to back up his actions. There are persistent rumors that Germany, who is dependent on Russian gas shipments through Ukraine will eventually leave NATO and align themselves with Russia. NATO could be on the verge of disintegration if Putin were to withhold gas shipments as we approach the Winter of 2014. And given the recent Ukrainian election results, all options are on the table.

This list of nations aligning against the United States extends far beyond the BRICS. The following paragraphs clearly illustrate this threat to national security. The following represents the tightening of the noose around America’s neck. And what has Obama done about this silent encirclement of the U.S.? Just like the handling of the Ebola crisis, Obama has done absolutely nothing to counter what is described below.


putin and ortega

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According to a March 2014 report by the Strategic Culture Foundation, a progressive, pro-Russian think tank, Nicaragua’s quoted former Sandista leader, Daniel Ortega, who reinstalled himself in 2007 as the Nicaraguan leader, stated that “We are very grateful and very much appreciate the Russian people’s support of our country.” Ortega has accepted the arrival of two Russian strategic bombers and added that more will be on the way as Russia announced that Nicaragua has announced that it will accept routine Russian patrols in both its Caribbean and Pacific ports as well as participating in the joint training of military personnel. Russia and Nicaragua have moved in the direction of a strategic economic and military relationship. In October 2013, for example, Nicaragua and Russia signed a memorandum of international security cooperation. Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev noted during his visit to Nicaragua that “Nicaragua is an important partner and friend of Russia in Latin America,” pointing to the coincidence of views of the two countries’ authorities on many issues.”


putin and fernandez

Cristina Fernández is determined to develop close economic relations with Russia as the left-wing liberal Argentinean leader has invited Russia to invest in fuel projects in an obvious attack upon the Petrodollar. Fernandez also cut a deal with Putin which supports Russia’s grab of Crimea in exchange for Russia’s support of Argentina’s quest to annex the Falkland Islands. If this is followed through with, this would be a direct act of war. Fernandez’s statement is most certainly a direct Russian slap in the face of our closest ally, England, and should be viewed as an attack upon NATO. Further, Cristina Fernández, added that the Crimean referendum was “one of the famous referendums of self-determination.”

Equador, Venezuela and Bolivia

putin and correa

Rafael Correa praised Russia as a “great nation”, while visiting Moscow in October of 2013. Putin was indeed praise-worthy because he promised to invest $1.5 billion into new domestic energy projects in Ecuador. Correa also stated that his country was planning on buying Russian military equipment. Russia has signed several billion dollars of contracts with Venezuela and supplies Bolivia, among other countries from the region with military weapons. The military package includes attack aircraft and helicopters.


bric summit

Defense Minister Celso Amorim, stated that “More than buying military equipment, what we are seeking with Russia is a strategic partnership based on the joint development of technology.” Amorim’s statement is consistent with the fact that Brazil, South America’s most populous nation, has announced that it is planning to purchase short-to-medium-range surface-to-air Pantsir S1 missile batteries and Igla-S shoulder-held missiles from Russia. Previously, Brazil has purchased 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters. Russia and Brazil have also signed an agreement for Brazil to acquire 36 attack aircraft. Amorim said Russia and Brazil would also look at working together on space technology and on defense against cyber attacks, an area that has become a Brazilian priority since disclosures that the NSA has spied on Brazilians, their president and the country’s largest oil company. If this means what I believe it means, with regard to the development of space technology, we are speaking about the possible intention of the Russian militarizing of near Earth orbit with space based weapons. Brazil is also one of the BRIC nations who is actively participating with Russia in the demise of the Petrodollar by purchasing oil for gold instead of the time-honored practice of the Petrodollar.

El Salvador and All of Latin America

red dawn

Newly elected El Salvadorian President, Sanchez Ceren, has signed an agreement with Putin entitled “Federal Law On Ratification of the Agreement on the Foundations of Relations” which pledges economic and military cooperation. Ceren, is a self-declared Marxist-Leninist and is considered to be very-anti American.

Leaders from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia declared their intention to establish a means of continuous dialogue “to discuss and synchronize positions on international issues.” CELAC includes thirty-three countries in the Americas, but the United States and Canada are excluded. This is the breeding ground of a “Red Dawn Scenario”.

Cuba and the Rebirth of the Cuban Missile Crisis

putin and castro

Pravda quotes Putin as stating that Russia has obtained the consent of the Cuban leadership to place “the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles on the Island…”Previously, the Russians surprisingly docked a Russian spy ship in Havana. This is the Cuban Missile Crisis revisited!


As the number of American enemies seemingly grows exponentially and the number of American allies is shrinking dramatically, the prospect of World War III seems like an eventual certainty as the U.S. is all but standing alone.

Is anyone else as nervous as I am that Obama is the President that we must rely on in order to preserve our national survival?

Dave Hodges is the Editor and Host of The Common Sense Show.