(NaturalNews) A number of top financial advisors, former government officials and others say that conditions are brewing globally that could very well culminate into a third world war.
One such expert and global analyst is Paul Craig Roberts, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan, a former editor of The Wall Street Journal, listed by "Who's Who in America" as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, and a PhD economist. In a recent column titled, simply, "War is Coming," Roberts noted:
As reported by Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, the Russian response to the extra-legal ruling of a corrupt court in the Netherlands, which had no jurisdiction over the case on which it ruled, awarding $50 billion dollars from the Russian government to shareholders of Yukos, a corrupt entity that was looting Russia and evading taxes, is telling. Asked what Russia would do about the ruling, an advisor to President Putin replied, "There is a war coming in Europe." [sic] Do you really think this ruling matters?"
What Roberts said himself in his column is also telling:
The West has ganged up on Russia, because the West is totally corrupt. The wealth of the elites is based not only on looting weaker countries whose leaders can be purchased (read John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man for instruction on how the looting works), but also on looting their own citizens. The American elites excel at looting their fellow citizens and have wiped out most of the US middle class in the new 21st century.
'The goal is the same: Make Russia a vassal state'
He went on to say that, by contrast, Russia has "emerged from tyranny" and "from a government based on lies," as the U.S. and United Kingdom "submerge into tyranny shielded by lies." Western elites seek to "loot" Russia, Roberts says, but Putin stands in the way, the solution being to get rid of him "like they got rid of President Yanukovich in Ukraine."
"The looting elites and the neoconservative hegemonists have the same goal: make Russia a vassal state," Roberts wrote. "This goal unites the Western financial imperialists with the political imperialists."
Other analysts see geopolitical events that could lead to the next world war. In January, well-known economist Nouriel Roubini tweeted from the gathering of the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos: "Many speakers compare 2014 to 1914 when WWI broke out & no one expected it. A black swan in the form of a war between China & Japan?" He had also tweeted: "[B]oth Abe and an influential Chinese analyst don't rule out a military confrontation between China and Japan. Memories of 1914?"
Also, billionaire hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has said:
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.
'Cycles of war'
David Stockman, Reagan's head of the Office of Management and Budget, has made blog posts warning that the disputes between the U.S. and Russia are leading to World War III.
And investment adviser Larry Edelson wrote in 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.