This is why they wanted to start WW3 and go to war with Syria of all places. If cruise missiles were flying over Syria right now then we probably wouldn't be a having US government shutdown issue at this time. It is not about shutting down the goverment, or even about Syria, but it is all about the value of the US dollar and it's status as the world's reserve currency. Sadly, we are now witnessing the final gasp of the US dollar as a viable and valuable global asset. The can may have been kicked as far as they can kick it and we may be entering the end game for the US dollar. If not now, there will be much more pain later for the Americans. To me it's just basic 1+1=2 mathematics.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The reason for war with Syria was over the Saudis and Qataris desire to build a natural gas pipeline thru Syria so they can ship NG to Europe. Assad is blocking this. Russia provides 35% of Europe's NG. It's really that simple. As an aside, XOM has a big stake in Qatari NG. The chemical weapons story is just political cover for the dumber than a sack of hammers American voter.
Was reading an article that has a theory that Putin and China may have played the debt card behind the scenes to keep the U.S. out of Syria so as not to lose the only Russian base in the region! !! ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS THEORY.???
If they shut this criminal goverment down for more than 2 weeks, which I highly doubt. This criminal, hijacked govenment will never reopen. Which I highly hope.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Bait and switch... Yes I agree. Syria was all about Oh look at whats going on here so we can avoid whats going on over there.. This game has been played out TOOOO MANY TIMES.... Getting OLD... But of coarse these #$%$ will make some new plan to avoid the pain for that much longer... What else can they do ? We can count on them to only do what they have been doing for the past 40 years.... They will squeeze EVERY LAST BIT Of Gold and Silver out of the mines before they stop. That and land and Real Estate. All REAL ASSETS in the hands of the Banksters before they start it all over again... Why I still STRONGLY Suggest people get out of the dollar and into all hard assets. Things with REAL VALUE.