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Pentagon Has Been ‘War Gaming’ for Economic Disaster Since Early ‘09
The Blaze ^ | 4/8/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 04/08/2011 11:29:35 AM PDT by Nachum

While we learned yesterday that the U.S. is preparing its domestic response to a potential economic collapse, the bigger story might be that the U.S. has been playing such “war games” for almost two years.

“The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global financial crisis.” That’s how Politico reporter Eamon Javers (now with CNBC and who brought us Monday’s report) began an article dated April 9, 2009.

In that article, he describes how the U.S. first began preparing for an economic collapse. “Participants sat along a V-shaped set of desks beneath an enormous wall of video monitors displaying economic data,” he writes. “Their efforts were carefully observed and recorded by uniformed military officers and members of the U.S. intelligence community.”

The Office of the Secretary of Defense hosted the two-day event March 17 and 18, 2009, at the Warfare Analysis Laboratory in Laurel, MD.

The “game” didn’t end well for the United States: “the savviest economic warrior proved to be China.”

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Ring ring.... It's 3 a.m.
1 posted on 04/08/2011 11:29:40 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 04/08/2011 11:30:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The leftists (including BO) are helping to destabilize our economy.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

China had hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place and the Americans kept landing on them.


4 posted on 04/08/2011 11:45:05 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

Heck, we don’t need hostile nations to destroy our economy; we’re doing a fine job ourselves.


5 posted on 04/08/2011 11:45:34 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SuzyQue

It is so far gone it will have to collapse all the way before we can start rebuilding it. Nothing they do now can save us. Maybe the States can come up with a plan.


6 posted on 04/08/2011 11:50:04 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Nachum
While it's good to see the Pentagon examine our vulnerabilities, I would have thought a lot of this would have been covered by Federal Reserve Economic models. They should discover a couple of things real fast.
7 posted on 04/08/2011 11:53:42 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nachum

Thats nice they were ‘war gaming’ but thats just an academic exercise. How is that different than to rearrange the deck furniture? Are they going to declare martial law? OK, then what, take all our things and redistribute them? Then everyone will be equally poor exc for the thieves in govt? Its just not at all clear what the purpose of the gaming really is. I have this nagging feeling tho the Little People get the short straw.


8 posted on 04/08/2011 11:58:22 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Nachum

Don’t forget the Four G’s! God, Grub, Guns, and Grub!


9 posted on 04/08/2011 11:59:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The reason the gubmint is war gaming is because they know this train is too far down the tracks. Bernanke’s only job at this point is to drag the inevitiable out as long as possible. We are hoping they can hold off the crash for at least 12-18 more mos so we will have the retreat set up and stocked. There are a few hundred thousand people in this country that have a clue about whats going to happen and 300 million who will be shocked out of their minds.


10 posted on 04/08/2011 12:05:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You are correct. The train has gone past the point of no return so be ready for the government drones to take your firearms and freedoms away. But keep in mind this is being all done in the name of creating a world government.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 12:09:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DannyTN

IMO, the Pentagon would have been wise to investigate the enemies within who are plotting this disaster and start with the Czars et al.


12 posted on 04/08/2011 12:35:02 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“You are correct. The train has gone past the point of no return so be ready for the government drones to take your firearms and freedoms away. But keep in mind this is being all done in the name of creating a world government.”

The Pentagon has wargamed going up agains’t the general public and they lose hands down every time. Too much firepower.

When this thing collapes and it will there won’t be enough troops in this country to keep 3 major cities under control much less go out and try to take guns away from people who are totally crazed from fear and loathing. Bottom line is if you can be out of the city do it. Otherwise you are going to be in an untenable position. You will be lining up down at the baseball stadium for your chip and your ration card.


13 posted on 04/08/2011 12:35:02 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum
It's true and for good reason. I've been planning for economic disaster since before the evening of November 4, 2008.

The moment this dreadful fake's occupation of our White House became inevitable, I knew that economic disaster was just around the corner and the "worst case" economic forecast of 8% unemployment was far better than the reality we would see within months.

Money Magazine November 7, 2008 stated:

Economists predict that the current unemployment rate of 6.5%, already the highest since 1994, will max out at 7% or 8% by the end of 2009. The nation hasn't seen levels like those in nearly two decades.

I still remember reading this and laughing at the optimism that things would turn out so well, with forecasters oblivious to the effect of an impending sharp turn to the left in our country's course. Even if they made their predictions before that terrible election day, they had to know what was coming and how dismal the outlook would be in accordance with the dismal science. Since January 20, 2009, we've had an unbroken sequence of news stories about the "surprising" and "unexpected" bad economic news. I still laugh, but it's gallows humor now that I understand how much even I underestimated the economic destruction that Obama and Pelosi would inflict in two short years (I expected absurdly high deficits . . . close to a billion dollars a year!).

14 posted on 04/08/2011 12:35:26 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Nachum

We knew this and several of us posted about it here and elsewhere. People laughed. Laughing now?


15 posted on 04/08/2011 12:45:17 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Nachum

All you need to do is troll the Far left sites to know the ‘progressives’ yearn for a ‘cultural revolution’ like Mao instigated. They believe they cannot have the utopia they plan with capitalists in the way. There is blood lust on the left.


16 posted on 04/08/2011 12:46:30 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Nachum

I wish I could figure out one day before it all crashes. I’d like to have time to get out of Houston with my food rations.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Terry Mross

Sorry,

I don’t believe the economy will collapse.

If anything, by the time 2012 rolls around, the economy will be picking up, the stockmarket will be up and the media will trumpet Obama as the savior of the economy.

All of those gloom and doom, head for the hills stuff is nonsense. Even if it were true, who’s the repo man or Sheriff that’s going to foreclose on us? There isn’t.

At worst, we’re in for a patch of nasty inflation, so buckle in, but after that, it’ll be smooth flying.


18 posted on 04/08/2011 1:06:59 PM PDT by MrInvisible
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To: Nachum

And how do you control the masses? You strike utter fear to the deepest level of them, provide a solution and watch them come running to your open arms. Be weary people it’s happening now.


19 posted on 04/08/2011 1:14:20 PM PDT by Amigo04
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To: Nachum; M. Espinola; investigateworld; TruthConquers; Quix; Joya; blam; RetiredArmy
Economic disaster is what the elite want -- They also want oil prices at $ 200. Why ___ ? More profits for the people who control almost everything in the world --

Video: Gerald Celente Goes on Rant About "The First Great War of the 21st Century"

Who are these wealthy control freaks ____ ? Hint:

Our wealthy, devil worshiping leaders -- evil bastards all of them !

20 posted on 04/08/2011 1:26:00 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: MrInvisible

They are threading a needle of deflation and hyperinflation.

IF they get their inflation, without interest rates on bonds going up as well, we will be in danger of a currency crisis.

WE are no where near being out of the woods.


21 posted on 04/08/2011 1:49:48 PM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Nachum

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22 posted on 04/08/2011 2:47:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: TruthConquers

Yes, our long run liabilities are $202 Trillion, according to a Boston U economist.

Somebody’s not gonna get their money back / keep their money.

Either debt obligations won’t be repaid (lenders won’t see their money back),
taxpayers’ll be looted blind,
or those anticipating entitlements won’t see them.


23 posted on 04/08/2011 3:21:41 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

>Don’t forget the Four G’s! God, Grub, Guns, and Grub!

Huh? I thought it was God, Guns, GIRLS and Grub!


24 posted on 04/08/2011 4:13:58 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: ex-Texan

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


25 posted on 04/08/2011 6:07:27 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Nachum
...but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy,...

How about hostile administrations and congress?

26 posted on 04/08/2011 6:16:57 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Nachum

poverty is the future


27 posted on 04/08/2011 6:34:29 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SuzyQue

no we are not destroying our nation..we are paying politicians to do it for us.


28 posted on 04/08/2011 6:36:29 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

It’s a mighty fine line between actively participating and just standing by and watching it happen.

Either way, we have met the enemy, and he is us.


29 posted on 04/08/2011 6:48:28 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Nachum

Ring ring.... It’s 3 a.m.


Hello? Alright. Kill whitey.


30 posted on 04/08/2011 7:13:18 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You just nailed it 100%. The not ‘prepped’, not paying attention sheeple, are in for one heck of a time soon. Not to long ago more than a few of our fellow FReepers liked to tease those of us that have moved up into the mountains and prepped for years but as things go on they have seen that preparing is not such a bad thing after all.


31 posted on 04/08/2011 7:15:47 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: max americana

Okay. Make that the five Gs. LOL!


32 posted on 04/08/2011 7:24:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: griswold3

“There is blood lust on the left.”

They might be surprised whose blood it turns out to be.


33 posted on 04/08/2011 7:49:01 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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