In solidarity with Whom?
With the threat of World War 3 apparently imminent, the planet waits for Iran to make one false move and then they’re toast. Or are they? Iranian war games in the tiny exit space of the Persian Gulf are certainly meant as deterrant to would be neo-coloniasts but they could just as easily be setting up some un-suspecting sucker for the punch.
That sucker is the world’s oil consumers, which today means just about everyone in one shape or form. “He who controls the spice controls Arakis” fans of Dune might say yet our real-world price-rigging experience implies they only need to influence it’s flow for a milisecond and the City of London and Wall Street slice off instant profits. If the mainstream menace of Ahmedinajad’s moves didn’t exist, they’d have to be invented.
Pentagon planners, who’ve busied themselves surrounding the intransigent nation that still refuses to bend on over in light of the firepower against it are perceived to have bitten off more than they can chew. But what if the blockage of this most important sea-route was part of ‘the plan’ all along? There’s no end of indicators pointing toward the fabled Goldman Sachs and their uncanny ability to guess better than all the rest.
05/25/2011 “Goldman can sway the market this way and that with one simple “client” note. The recent fiasco whereby Goldman downgraded Brent on April 12 only to upgrade it two days ago, using the very same assumptions, is nothing more than just the latest example of what we have claimed over and over is outright market manipulation. Today, we find we are not alone after Oppenheimer’s Fadel Gheit accused the firm of precisely the same thing on Bloomberg TV: Unfortunately, without repeating the names of the brokers, everybody knows who the usual suspects are. These are the people in 2008 that were making a bet on $200 oil.”
Recent predictions on oil price volatility in the case that Iran does choke off supply have caused a rush to invest with Wall Street’s winners from the last time around. If Mr. Ahmadinajad isn’t already on Goldman’s payroll, they should at least send a Thank You note along with a fiver or two in the envelope. Reliable aggressors are thin on the ground these days and he will need getaway bread when the Mullahs finally catch on!