John Rubino over at Dollar Collapse – Mon 6 Jan, 2020

Balancing Geopolitical vs Financial Crises

John Rubino joins me to address the recent moves in precious metals on the back of the escalating geopolitical tension between the US and Middle East. When it comes to long term market moves however we balance how geopolitical vs financial crises impact money flows.

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  1. On January 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm,
    Paul says:

    If, if, if. If this guy did follow through on an attack and killed many Americans and people found out we could have taken him out everyone would be saying why didn’t you take him out.
    We had many chances to take out osabin binladen before he help plan 911, so when we killed him nobody cared, but if we took him out early we could have saved thousands of American lives.
    I’m tired of kissing these terrorists ass, with all respect John you don’t know what this guy was planning. Iran been sponsoring terror for years and no president had balls to stop them. People should have faith in our country information on why they took him out, people should stop being neg just because your a trump hater.
    Before we loose another American Life in war Use every possible weapon we have to stop it, if we have to go to war nuke them, because if they get bomb they will do it to us, they been saying for years, USA is evil.
    Wake up people.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 1:27 pm,
      irishtony says:

      Hi Paul…Iran is Not your enemy , Iran does NOT want to kill you ,
      Your enemy is within…..& They would not mind if They got you killed.
      Think about it.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm,
      b says:

      Its amazing, there are a few people like Paul.

      Miklo, I pointed out that it is us that supports isis and allies many times, I pointed out many times our “enemies” defend the christians and other minorities as well as special sites like where christ was baptised.
      The christians and Israelis here couldnt care less and ignored it all.

      Here is a small story of the evil Assad.
      He found out that some men living in Syria were not allowing their daughters to go to school, he made a new rule, any father prohibiting his daughter school goes to jail, and the girl if she doesnt go as well.

      We are lied to constantly and the “pauls” of the west just havnt got the ability to figure it out.

  2. On January 6, 2020 at 12:58 pm,
    Robert Moriarty says:


    I hate to burst your bubble after someone has done such a wonderful job of filling your head with propaganda but Soleimani had been invited to Iraq by the Iraq PM on behalf of President Trump to help find peace between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Rather than being on a mission of war and terror, he was on a mission of peace when he was assassinated.

    To avoid “loosing” (SP) more American lives, it is necessary to avoid more war. In war when you attack someone else, they attack back. So by killing the “enemy” you also kill your own troops because that’s how war works.

    Israel and the US are the biggest sponsors of terrorism in the world and by opening Pandora’s box Trump just painted a bullseye on the back of every American serviceman in the Middle East.

    The only people we caught celebrating 911 and the three thousand American deaths were the Mossad agents working for Urban Moving Systems.

    To stop Americans dying in combat, stop going into combat. I spent two years fighting a pretty stupid war and I know of what I speak.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm,
      Miklo says:

      Suleimani and Hezbollah saved millions of orthodox christians in Syria and in Lebanon. US, Israel, Turkey, Saudi, UAE directly and indirectly support the subhuman despicable head-choppers.

      Hezbollah guarded churches and other facilities that belonged to us christians so that they could live a decent life. Now let that sin in, Paul.

      Israel treated wounded ISIS fighters. ISIS even apologized to Israel for a mistaken attack on IDF. SAA attacked ISIS, Turkey-Israel-US attacked SAA. Who are the bad guys here?

      Ps. Paul, if you really want to learn the truth I could send you a lot of links with undisputable facts about your government and their partners in crime Israel-Saudi-Turkey and their atrocities. It requires though that you are willing to open your eyes.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm,
      Fritz Bender says:

      Thank you Bob. trust me people you do not want your loved ones going into that radioactive wasteland of Iraq. Remember…poppy Bush ok’d the use of du weapons there and boy howdy did they use them. Not only on tanks which was original intent for Russian tanks rolling into Europe for cold war. They also used them on buildings. How many veterans dying from breathing that in is unknown. These Iraqis see their mass of mutated babies and they are pissed. Just get the F out of that whole flipping region. we need border security and infrastructure. Do not even get me started on the “space” force money being taken from us.

  3. On January 6, 2020 at 1:02 pm,
    irishtony says:


    • On January 6, 2020 at 1:46 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:
      Chaos: Pentagon Denies “Poorly Worded” Iraq Withdrawal Letter, Esper Says “No Decision To Leave Iraq, Period”
      CONFLICT …….of REPORT………….Who is on First, and Who is on Second…..CIA, lost their blackberries………lol

      • On January 6, 2020 at 1:48 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        This might be a good time for a new book………NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING….oh, wait, maybe someone else wrote that one…….. 🙂

      • On January 6, 2020 at 4:13 pm,
        Ebolan says:

        Hey Jerry,

        You read this part?
        So the letter was “genuine,” but sent out by mistake, according to both Esper and now Milley. We eagerly await the inside-baseball WaPo report uncovering the series of incompetent maneuvers that led to this pr disaster.

        These are the idiots we have running the military!

        Yet the idiot Amerconned sheeple still worship these incompetents!

        And that Milley thug…

        • On January 6, 2020 at 4:17 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          “We will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before.”

          • On January 6, 2020 at 4:18 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Better do what Milley and the Goooberment say or they will stop you and beat your harder than you have ever been beaten before.

          • On January 7, 2020 at 7:33 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Remember, Obama, said he could drone americanos………….

        • On January 7, 2020 at 6:33 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          EBO…………..looks like a tug of war……..

  4. On January 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm,
    Paul says:

    If Iran had a nuke they would use it, so if USA goes to war with anyone I say use nukes and end it before it starts, we had to with Japan and we should have in Vietnam.
    If you sit back and do nothing they will slowly gain nuke capability and those terrorists will use them, wake up.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm,
      irishtony says:

      Paul i look around , & see at least two Terrorist countries with nukes & if ever they use them then half of the world will die…….
      The US & ISREAL……………………Ponder that.

      • On January 7, 2020 at 7:35 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        THe idiots are not going to nuke everyone, who would be left to pay the taxes….
        and work in the poppy fields…………………

    • On January 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm,
      Robert Moriarty says:


      But Iran has neither a nuke or a nuclear weapons program.

      Does your mommy know you are playing with her computer again? You could be this dump and over ten years old.

  5. On January 6, 2020 at 1:37 pm,
    cfs says:

    U.S. troops in Iraq have come under attack from Hezbollah associated factions of the Iraq army. The latest information I have is that Trump was sending in another 3,500 +/- quick response troops to the 600 sent in just before the killing of Soleimani.

    Trump has also stated that since the biggest air base was built as support for the U.S. – Iraq training treaty, he expects Iraq to repay the U.S. the cost of building that base if they wish to abandon the treaty.
    So wiithdrawal may not be as quick as zerohedge suggests.

  6. On January 6, 2020 at 2:01 pm,
    Robert Moriarty says:


    Guess what? You had it 100% wrong.

    Why am I not surprised?

    Soleimani Was in Baghdad on Mission for Saudi Peace

    • On January 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm,
      irishtony says:

      SHUSSHHHHH….BOB……Dont upset the Prof….He may well mark you down..HaHa

    • On January 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm,
      cfs says:

      Who is gullible?

      Considering Saudi had 40-50% of their oil refining capability taken out by Iran just last August, do you not think Iran AND the U.S. could have been duped by Saudi ?

      I love your consistency of not trusting Saudi, except when they say something you want to believe.
      The way of Islam, Sunni or Shiite or any other faction, is that Allah permits lies in favor of his religion.

      • On January 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm,
        irishtony says:

        cfs..I would just like to remind you that there is No evidence to prove Iran had anything to do with that attact…….Now if you can show me the proof , then i will say sorry.

        • On January 6, 2020 at 2:43 pm,
          cfs says:

          I agree there’s no proof of anything recently… sometimes takes years for proof to come out.
          But consider Human nature.
          The Saudis have been at war with Iran, via proxies, for years.
          Is it possible for them to create devious plans to take out a significant opposing leader ?

      • On January 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm,
        cfs says:

        I don’t want to say this, but should for complete truth.
        Here’s some non-politically-correct profiling.
        Given the Trump was raised in Queens; from my experience of New Yorkers from there, they tend to be very quick-witted, love praise, and hold a grudge forever.

        It is possible even that Trump used the Saudis to entice Soleimani to Baghdad.
        (In revenge for the attack on the U.S. Embassy, which I believe was planned by Soleimani.)
        No doubt, the actual truth will be revealed eventually.

  7. On January 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm,
    cfs says:

    Interestingly, Iran raised a war flag over its biggest Mosque in Tehran.
    Legally that makes it a valid “military” target.
    I certainly hope this is not taken by Trump as a red flag waved at a bull.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm,
      b says:

      How much do the Israelis pay you cfs?

      Personally, I think anyone working for foreign nations should be jailed until the war on terror is over.

      Nutin knew, Ive felt that way a long time, if its war we need prisoner of war camps not court room trials.

      • On January 6, 2020 at 2:46 pm,
        cfs says:

        Throw insults when you’ve lost the logic/argument/truth.

        • On January 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          RED FLAG……….I thought this article was interesting and Chartster posted…
          n January 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm,
          Chartster says:
          I wonder if Jim has a comment about this Mind-Blowing article.

          Reply to this comment
          On January 6, 2020 at 11:58 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:
          GREAT ARTICLE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

          Reply to this comment
          On January 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:
          January 5, 2020

          Trump Gambit To Destroy Saudi Arabia Sees Iran Raising Blood Red Shiite Battle Flag For First Time Since Middle Ages

          Reply to this comment
          On January 6, 2020 at 12:01 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:
          According to this report, yesterday the Ministry exhaustively explained that the over 1,300-year-old conflict existing between Muslim peoples and the West is based on the Islamic division of the entire world into two separate and distinct parts–Dar al-Islam, for the Muslim peoples–and Dar al-Harb for everyone else whom must be forced into submission—a division of the world corrupted by the Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia when they betrayed Islam by willfully becoming a part of what is known as the US Petrodollar System—a system mandating that oil can only be bought with US Dollars and enforced with American military power—the catastrophic consequences of which has cost millions of lives—most particularly over the past nearly 20-years when Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Venezuela were all attacked by the US and its Western allies and brutalized because they all refused to take US Dollars for their oil—othe

        • On January 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm,
          b says:

          No insult intended, it is a question.
          You have expressed your loyalties many times.

          I dont like the Talmudic Zionists, others think they are “the cats meow”, all a matter of perspective.

          As for insults? You have thrown many by supporting Israel and isis for years.

          • On January 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            sorry, I did not mean to jump in front of you………

          • On January 6, 2020 at 3:25 pm,
            b says:

            No issues Jerry, silly arguing anyway.

            Maybe people should just accept this is a cfs pro Talmud Zionist site?
            Al encourages cfs regularly, maybe thats the intention.

            Its not my site, and Cory still continues the original idea.

          • On January 6, 2020 at 6:59 pm,
            cfs says:

            I know you don’t believe me when I repeatedly say I’m not paid.
            I find it insulting that I am considered paid by anyone.
            I even usually try to include a citation for my comments as appropriate, so I’m not simply making a personal comment.
            In the case of Soleimani’s killing there appears little Israeli connection to me, other than a fact that Islam and Judaism are opposing religions.
            It appears to me that back in April an Iranian dissident left Iran with a number of documents that he gave to the U.S. in exchange for a residency visa in the U.S.
            These documents appear to have implicated Soleimani as being behind the Benghazi embassy killings and the U.S. waited for revenge, waching, monitoring Soleimani’s every move …..until Baghdad.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 2:59 pm,
      b says:

      “Zionists Lie – Americans Die”

      WATCH: Zionists in Pittsburgh Assault Anti-War Protesters for Criticizing Israel

      Some people seem to be able to figure it out.

  8. On January 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm,
    cfs says:

    People tend to get their information from tightly insulated echo chambers, and if you inhabit an echo chamber that opposes the current president all you’ll get is a bunch of officials, pundits and reporters saying in a confident-sounding tone of voice that Soleimani did not need to be taken out, or that such an action was even illegal.Since they’re surrounded by chatter affirming that Soleimani had never attacked America and/or posed no imminent threat or was actually on a peace mission, they assume that chatter must be based on some actual facts in evidence.

  9. On January 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm,
    SilverDollar says:

    Time for the chicken hawks to appear on these pages again. What’s a chicken hawk? That’s one who is always willing to hold the other guy’s coat while he does the fighting. Perfect example is trump in his younger days when we were in Vietnam. Of course he wasn’t just yellow, he actually had a physical condition, ie bone spurs! Point is, those arguing for war and killing have likely never been involved themselves.
    And to Bob, b, and irishtony, you guys have to remember the following: “Never argue with a fool, because they will only drag you down to their level of stupidity and then beat you with their experience.” Michel de Montaigne

  10. On January 6, 2020 at 3:14 pm,
    cfs says:

    I don’t know if this is the whole truth or part of the truth or completely false.
    For now, I’m going to assume some elements of truth are contained therein.

  11. On January 6, 2020 at 3:22 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Certainly the public in Iran missed Soleimani but like people in the west they believe the propaganda that The Iranian government broadcasts. He was set up, but there are people who would have benefitted from this, in his own country, by turning a blind eye. Iraq too wanted to limit Iran’s influence in their country, so it becomes a scene out of Julius Caesar, Et Tu Brutus.

  12. On January 6, 2020 at 5:34 pm,
    RICHARD/DOC says:

    When it comes to our destruction of countries and people, you can bet ALL the mainstream media are propagandists for our government, the neocons, establishment, deep state,and military industrial complex. In other words you have to do your due diligence on all the propaganda coming out of Washington. Soleimani was in Iraq as a go between Iran and Saudi Arabia attempt at peace. He was carrying a response from Iran to a missive from Saudi Arabia. The Trump administration and hawks will have a lot to explain after the PM of Iraq gave the reason for Soleimani’s presence. This has been verified by other observers and western media.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 5:43 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      Can you imagine having a more belligerent, blowhard thug at the head of the Joint Thugs of Staff than this Milley character?

      Not only a thug but an incompetent. Just look at the pullout letter debacle.

      • On January 6, 2020 at 7:08 pm,
        Buzz says:

        So where’s Bubba?

    • On January 6, 2020 at 7:13 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      Doc, don’t forget that The Price Of Oil went up after his death, The Saudis had only recently completed their IPO for Aramco and it hasn’t been looking to great lately, maybe the fix was in to get a higher oil price, just saying. DT

      • On January 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm,
        Dick Tracy says:

        Maybe that missive will come back to Iran later to work out a deal on oil.

  13. On January 6, 2020 at 7:35 pm,
    Chartster says:

    Do you ..really believe that Soleimai was there for a peace agreement? Like the first trip for peace, after thousands of trips for terror and death…?!
    And woulld you believe Shiite PM with Iranian ties,, that they are removing from the government and country?
    Soleimani had it coming. And the Middle East just became a better place. It’s really that simple.

    • On January 6, 2020 at 8:32 pm,
      Matthew says:

      You’ve been fully neoCONNED Chartster.

      • On January 7, 2020 at 8:31 am,
        Chartster says:

        ..okay…, now your saying Soleimani was there to bring peace?!
        Keep walking around babbling in the house of mirrors..
        Too funny.

        • On January 7, 2020 at 8:35 am,
          Matthew says:

          Says the fool who thinks the Fed has no power. LMFAO
          You couldn’t be more NPC.

          • On January 7, 2020 at 9:25 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            We are in worst shape now, than anytime in HISTORY……….
            The FED is unchecked……..according to the last action of Dodd Frank Act…

  14. On January 6, 2020 at 8:12 pm,
    cfs says:

    Letter of withdrawal from Iraq.

    I have also seen reports in blogs, stating the above letter was a draft, which was never sent, and illegally leaked to Reuters.

    • On January 7, 2020 at 8:36 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      We can expect anything…….the deep state cia, shrock, schiff, peolos, biden, obama, fbi, the people in charge the last 70 yrs. are in trouble , …..they have been found out, at least by some…..the sheeple still have a long way to go………..

      • On January 7, 2020 at 8:38 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Pay to play…….the corporation of 400, along with the military contractors, paid generals , the revolving door of politician, making fortunes at the expense of the middle…

  15. On January 7, 2020 at 1:19 am,
    cfs says:

    I am hearing tha Nancy Pelosi is going to introduce a law which ties the President’s hands from doing war-like actions without seeking approval from Congress. (Presumably she knows she can get 4 Republicans in the Senate to vote for this.)

    Trump will at sometime do something in violation of such a law and will be impeached again by the House.

    My guess is this will be referred to the Supreme Court, which wil lrule the law unconstitutionally restricting the powers of the President under the Constitution.

    • On January 7, 2020 at 2:37 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:


      The US government cares not about law either domestically or internationally.

      US officials have rejected the characterization of his killing as an assassination. That’s hardly a surprise because assassinations have been illegal under US federal law since 1981. If you knew how to use Google you could have found this for yourself.

    • On January 7, 2020 at 8:40 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Pay for play……..Mafia Nancy…….needs to be in jail…….go back an look at her association the last few decades………it is a joke……

  16. On January 7, 2020 at 1:27 am,
    cfs says:

    New CBS poles in New Hampshire and Iowa have Sanders topping other Democrat nominees.

    (that is significant change from last Friday when Biden was leading in a national pole.)

  17. On January 7, 2020 at 1:36 am,
    cfs says:

    Several outlets are reporting that Zeinab Soleimani, 28 year-old daughter of Qassem Soleimani, is an American Citizen and now threatening suicide attacks within our borders.

    From Gateway Pundit:
    Qassem Soleimani’s 28-year-old daughter spoke on Monday at her father’s funeral.

    Zeinab Soleimani is posting threats of suicide attacks following her father’s death.

    CFS Comment: Seems like a treasonous statement to me…….Arrest her at entry.

    • On January 7, 2020 at 8:44 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      She has been raised up,,,,,in the mafia of Iran,…….what do you expect……..just like BARR and COMEY and Mueller…….are part of the children of the past parents ….many brought over from Germany……OSS children and grandchildren

  18. On January 7, 2020 at 1:43 am,
    cfs says:

    Now my contact is saying…..
    Nancy is going to have a vote in the House, adding another article of impeachment, saying Trump violated the Warpowers act in killing Soleimani.
    This way she does not need a Senate vote.

    My guess is Trump will kick this over to the Supreme Court.

    It appears, however, Pelosi wants this as a talking point for the next Presidential campaign, while praying for a Democrat Senate next election.

    • On January 7, 2020 at 6:38 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      One person said(from the Clinton Adm.)…………Nancy was suppose to hand over the articles IMMEDIATELY, according to the constitution….As a result, THE SENATE can SET ASIDE the articles……
      Meaning the Senate does not have to hear the articles…..since, Nancy violated the rules…

      • On January 7, 2020 at 6:41 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Nancy has no authority………concerning the Senate……PERIOD

      • On January 7, 2020 at 8:55 am,
        cfs says:

        Unfortunately there’s no law, but just tradition to guide everyone.
        Nancy is merely trying to get a political advantage…….which is what politicians do, when they are not indulging in outright corruption or goofing of on vacation (at tax-payer expense.)

        • On January 7, 2020 at 8:58 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Check below…………….LIMIT TIME AND FUNDING FOR WAR UNDER THE CONSTITUTION To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

        • On January 7, 2020 at 9:21 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          If there is no law………for the timing………then there is no timing for the Senate to act….

    • On January 7, 2020 at 6:55 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Since the House and the Senate have violated there duties on the WAR ISSUE, and DECLARING WAR…….they all need to leave office immediately, for dereliction of duty….

      • On January 7, 2020 at 6:56 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        there to their

  19. On January 7, 2020 at 2:05 am,
    cfs says:
    • On January 7, 2020 at 6:57 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      AOC…… just an actor………….

  20. On January 7, 2020 at 8:49 am,
    cfs says:

    Beanz on Spygate with Lee Smith

  21. On January 7, 2020 at 8:55 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    CONGRESS………and WAR…………..Constitution……….
    To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;


    • On January 7, 2020 at 8:56 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      FREAKING TIME IS UP>>>>>>>>>>>>
      HELLO NANCY………………

      • On January 7, 2020 at 9:26 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Time is up………..I am going to the Beach……work on my suntan…….. 🙂

    • On January 7, 2020 at 9:50 am,
      cfs says:

      The House gets re-elected every two years.

      • On January 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Good point, but, no cigar……….where is the declaration of war…and the funding of same.

        • On January 7, 2020 at 5:21 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Nancy……..can now declare war…………After the bombs hit the military bases in Iraq

  22. On January 7, 2020 at 11:23 am,
    cfs says:

    Zarif, the replacement for Soleimani as Head of Quds, was just denied a US entry visa in order to be able to speak at U.N. in N.Y.

    So sad. Too Bad.
    Isn’t it about time we kicked the U.N. out of the U.S. anyway ?

  23. On January 7, 2020 at 11:31 am,
    cfs says:

    What media reports is not what politicians say. Even if the politicians lie, does not reporting mean covering the news, rather than changing the news ?
    Irianian surroogate attack in Kenya kills ine American.

  24. On January 7, 2020 at 11:32 am,
    cfs says:

    ine > one