Place your bets. From Egon von Greyerz at goldswitzerland.com:
Fragility has probably never been greater in history. Just three words encapsulate the destiny of the world.
The THREE words are: WAR, DEBT, ENERGY
A FOURTH word will financially save the ones who understand its significance. It will also play a major role in the world’s future monetary system. The word is obviously GOLD. As the world moves from a fragile debt based Western system to a commodity and energy based system in the East and South, gold will assume a strategic role in the monetary system.
WAR – WWIII
War is obviously a potentially catastrophic threat since the sheer existence of the world and mankind is now at maximum risk. Wars are horrible whoever starts them. Since the beginning of mankind there have probably been over 100,000 important wars and conflicts.
Wars are horrible whoever starts them. Most wars end in major fatalities and injuries and a massive human and financial cost. And at the end of the war, the situation is often worse than when it started, like in for example Afghanistan, Vietnam, Iraq and Libya which countries the US invaded unprovoked. The same will most probably be the case in Ukraine.
There are always two sides to a war. I learnt many years ago that before we judge someone, we must walk three moon laps in his moccasins.
So let us first walk in Putin’s moccasins.