Risks to Petrodollar Growing: Circumventing Iran Sanctions & The Khashoggi False Flag Hit

The dollar is under threat as the continuing global reserve currency, as is its critical function in pricing & trading the most important commodities & other assets on earth, be they oil, natural gas, gold, silver, copper, Treasury bonds as key sovereign-held-reserves, or foreign exchange benchmarks, amongst others.  As is the increasingly indebted western banking system, which relies ultimately upon a strong, trusted dollar for the sake of perceptual solvency & other confidence tricks.

Yet rather than having these stark realities presented as leading news stories in mainstream video, print or online press, you’ll instead see symptoms of it all in seemingly unrelated political news, like European and Eurasian nations circumventing the latest sanctions on Iran by Washington, or even in recent and rare diplomatic head butting between the US and its otherwise strident ally Saudi Arabia over the gruesome murder of a Washington Post and establishment-imbedded Saudi reporter in a foreign consulate.  Yes, as tragic as Jamal Khashoggi’s death was, it’s not a one-off.  Journalists are routinely killed for political reasons around the world, including within the US itself, where the suspicious, controversial deaths of Gary Webb 14 years ago, or of Michael Hastings 5 years ago, barely garnered a critical peep – let alone coordinated outrage – from our hypocritical mainstream corporate media.

Yet why such a loud, harmonized global diplomatic & human rights outcry over this latest victim of truth telling?  Perhaps because it serves wider, recent & rushed political mandates against an increasingly Russia & China-leaning Saudi economic & thus political contingent?  Because rather than continuing to ‘color within the assigned lines’, Riyadh has been courting a rising, rapidly integrating collective Eurasian development juggernaut which draws the daily ire of ruling elites in Washington, London and their closest Atlanticist allies.  But said western establishment cannot openly attest to these wider stakes because it would immediately & catastrophically affect “confidence” in the dollar as perennial Post-WWII reserve currency, amongst other things.

In this 31st episode of Money & Fear, and as always, in the show’s hyper-detailed Show Notes & citations listed under the videos on our website, we’ll explore both the Special Purpose Vehicle being set up by the EU, Russia & China for legally circumventing US sanctions against Iran, as well as the deeper significance behind Saudi Arabia all of a sudden becoming the penultimate evil & seeming worst of ‘rogue states’ over a journalist’s brutal murder, versus everything else the Kingdom’s been doing for years.  Decades, even.

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Show Notes

OPINION: US sanctions on Riyadh would mean Washington is stabbing itself

Chop-chop: Saudis may cut billions in military contracts & petrodollar in response to US sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi Secret Interview: The Saudi Journalist’s Views of Islam, America and the ‘Reformist’ Prince Implicated in His Murder

U.S. Knew of Saudi Plan to Seize Missing Journalist, Post Says

Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi died in accidental ‘fistfight’ inside the consulate

Putin Hints At New Russia-Saudi Axis: "No Reason To Spoil Saudi Ties Over Khashoggi Killing"

Real News: Journalist Murdered: Rogue Saudi Assassins Or False Flag?

Mohammed bin Salman could bring his kingdom crumbling down

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi murder suspect had spy training

Europe’s Payment Channel to Salvage Iran Deal Faces Limits

Iran Develops a $5 Billion Weapon to Fight Sanctions

Petro-yuan may prove a bigger headache to US than trade wars

Mnuchin Withdraws From Saudi Investment Conference Amid Khashoggi Inquiry

EU to Set up an SPV to Facilitate Iran's Global Commerce

Iran Parliament Passes Counter-Terror Finance Bill

Europe's Iran Sanctions Vow Takes a Hit as Ministers Desert Bali

Bankless Task: Can Europe Stay Connected to Iran?

Europe Finally Has an Excuse to Challenge the Dollar

New CBI policies for managing currency market approved

Can China really become a rival to Brent and WTI?

Leading oil traders face off over price outlook as Iran sanctions near

Switzerland would join new interbank payment system independent of US

The Tower of Institutional Corruption: The Bank for International Settlements In The Nightmare Years

Swiss Acknowledge Profiting From Nazi Gold

Russia Triples Gold Reserves in Preparation for Full-Scale Economic War with the U.S. Dollar

How Russian Sanctions Are Helping Putin Achieve His Most Desired Goal

The Fake Oil Crisis of 1973

The Oil “Price” Is A Key Political Tool

BP says Iran oil bans to trigger extreme price volatility

The Establishment Admits to a Second Financial Crisis

What countries are the top producers and consumers of oil?

Printing machine: US Treasury issuing more bonds to feed soaring debt but there are no takers

The Tyranny of the U.S. Dollar

Brent Oil Futures Chart - CO1:COM - Generic 1st 'CO' Future

Saudi Arabia admits missing journalist is dead, but where’s the body?

Saudi Aramco Signs MoU with China’s Zhejiang Province

Riyadh and CPEC

Why Saudi Arabia's interest in CPEC, BRI is good news

Saudi Arabia not to be made part of CPEC

Saudi Arabia To Invest In New Oil Refinery In Pakistan's Gwadar Port City

China wants Saudi as key Belt and Road partner

Saudis may seek funding in Chinese yuan

Spotlight: Chinese yuan rises in global oil markets as Saudi seeks funding in RMB

The Khashoggi disappearance hangs heavily over a $2 trillion deal that the London Stock Exchange is hoping to close

Calls grow louder for European arms embargo against Saudi Arabia

Oil could hit $200 'or even double that figure': Saudis threaten to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

Oil, Debt and Iran: Weapons in Any U.S.-Saudi Fight Over Khashoggi

Oil could hit $200 'or even double that figure': Saudis threaten to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

Oil Jumps After Saudi Official Floats "Trial Balloon" Op-Ed Envisioning "Oil Weapon" Devastation


Must-Watch Russian Documentary, Banned in The West: 'The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes'

Saudi Arabia embraces the Belt and Road Initiative

“Syriana” segment - Whiting destroys Prince Meshal


A Century of War by F. William Engdahl

The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony:

Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets by David Spiro

OIL:  Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

Private Empire:  ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll

*For additional footnotes and links refer to the Newsbud article link above

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  1. Very well done and enlightening for me. I learned a good deal. Thanks.

  2. The downfall of the Saudi takfiri terrorist state unwinds. Those who have reached the age of 90 will witness the arrival, God willing. A great famine is nearing, as the Saudi Riyal will become worthless.
    Al-Saud were intending to do two things hit a region in Al-Dhahiya in Lebanon and strike certain positions in Iran. This is why Trump sought to take from the Saudis $4 Billion USD to go forward with these attacks and he will cover them. However, God’s plans were swifter and the Khashoggi case erupted out of thin air. The Zionists were behind these attacks as a means to not allow Hezbollah to retaliate against them because the face of those attacks were the Saudis. Such plans were made in the Zionist “Doomsday Bunkers” but got shattered in no time. The outcome would have been that Russia will stand against these attacks until it spirals out of control between Russia and the US. However, this Khashoggi case ended the schemes of this satanic worshipping pact.

    This occurrence will possibly be swapped for attacking Qatar. However, if this was to happen America wants more money to allow the green light to take place. That is in the $500 Billion mark. The reason being is that Qatar is rich in gas and for the Saudis to attack that state means they’ll get their money back which they paid to the US by reselling the gas to their own will.

    What many can’t understand is that the Khashoggi case would’ve passed easily. it was the Al-Jazira TV media outlet that has the influence of an entire country due to its powerful voice, who blew up this event globally. Qatar was playing on the weak point of Al-Saud to strike the image of the West who painted Mohammed Ibn Salman as a hero. The Saudis have paid $200 Billion USD to make their hideous image appear great on the global arena until the Khashoggi case that was planned overnight destroyed this image.

    If Al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister resigns and heads to take shelter in America, this will be the bigger hit to the fall of the Saudi “diplomacy” because Al-Jubeir is one of the main CIA officials. His resignation will be certain to occur even if the time extends or shortens. Otherwise, he will refuse to resign and remain in a shelter but this will lead to his death.

    According to the Shiite doctrine, once King Abdullah dies then the takfiri state ends. After his death, there was no real leader to take over the kingdom, as Salman is replaceable. Salman’s removal from power means the end of the Saudi takfiri state. But before Saudi Arabia turns back to Hejaz, it’s original name, the Saudi family will cause a chaotic event in the GCC regions. The Saudis will take Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain while the UAE takes Oman. This is why Kuwait extended a hand to the British and created defense ties with Turkey. This is because the Kuwaiti Emir has sided with the Muslim Brotherhood ideology and those of the Muslim Brotherhood denominations have entered high rings in the parliament, it is causing the Saudis to itch. The reason being is that the MB and Wahhabism conflict due to self-interests differing but they are both followers of Ibn Taymiyah. Kuwait has the richest economy in the world and the UAE followed by Bahrain are the weakest of the GCC nations economically. Saudis have big reserves but they will choke on their wealth as most people are taking their wealth out of the Saudi banks to other countries.

    Some may say, why is the issue of Yemen not having any media impact while one journalist shook the media, it is simple. The Yemenis do not have a powerful voice to back them and had Iran stepped down heavily by threatening Al-Saud by attacking Riyadh, the balance will be very different. The Iranian reformist party loathes in their interests with the Saudi and GCC states which is why they’re crippling the pillars of the Iranian government silently. They killed the Toman via their failed nuclear deal but persist to save it.

    Overall, the Turks released one of America’s citizens as a bid for Trump to pressure the Saudis at the hands of the Turks. The release of this figure was connected to the killing of Khashoggi’s case.

  3. Bo Nilsson says:

    Anybody think renewable fuel can be in this kind of environment? It would kill the petrodollar for sure. Farmers would do well it they are not driven from their farms by the bad guys before.

    • I’m all for renewables & worked for two separate sustainable energy firms, yet cannot see global demand for fossil fuels being substantively replaced anytime soon. The paces & levels of R&D through industrialization of renewables would need to jump to a high multiple of where they are now, and I’m not sure if the more economically sustainable Eurasian East is that philosophically committed to it.

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