KINGSTON, NY 12 April 2018—Powerful and fast moving events are now accelerating toward the "Market Madness, Mass Murder" top trend for 2018 we had forecast in December.
In making that forecast, we demonstrated how the United States/Israeli alliance under President Donald Trump was being greatly fortified, and how Saudi Arabia, a former avowed enemy of Israel, had joined that alliance.
It was clear in our research and analysis that the battle lines had been drawn. This new triumvirate was positioning itself, at the slightest provocation, false flag or real, to strike at will against Syria, Iran and Lebanon.
In fact, in the immediate aftermath of the alleged chemical attacks in Syria last weekend, the readiness to strike from that alliance, in addition to France and Britain joining the call for war, has increased both the potential scale of destruction and the reprisals that will result from affected nations.
Among them is Iran, which has vowed retaliation against Israel for an airstrike on a Syrian military base on Monday that killed several Iranian soldiers.
And today, Iran threatened to destroy Tel Aviv and other cities, saying: "If Israel wants to continue its treacherous existence... it should avoid stupid measures."
Our concern in alerting subscribers of an outbreak of War with implications that will spread far beyond the Middle East, is the magnitude of destruction these militarily powerful nations are capable of unleashing.
In the days that followed the alleged chemical attack in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump engaged a series of menacing tweets promising imminent military action against Syria, claiming "missiles are coming."
Moreover, on Wednesday, following Russian President Vladimir Putin's vow to "shoot down any U.S. missiles" aimed at Syria, Trump tweeted:
"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"
The rising tensions between Russia and the U.S., and the growing prospects of war breaking out in the Middle East, drove the Dow to close down 214 points on Wednesday, providing a minuscule glimpse of what's to come when military actions substantially rev up.
Banging the war drums louder, today, France's President Emmanuel Macron said, "We have proof that chemical weapons were used last week. Claiming Syria had crossed the "red line," adding he would decide "in due course" whether to respond with air strikes.
On the British front, Cabinet ministers are expected to back Prime Minister Theresa May's call to join the United States and its allies in military actions against Syria.
MARKETS ILL PREPARED FOR WAR… ARE YOU?
As war prospects grow, we have been warning Trends Journal subscribers for several months that a wild card/black swan event such as this can quickly crash overleveraged and overvalued markets.
Specifically, last December we wrote in the Trends Monthly:
"As quantitative data proves, the price-earnings ratio to stocks are approaching 1929/dot-com crash territory. Beyond prevailing economic fundamentals, the black swan event we forecast, the outbreak of war in the Middle East and beyond, will melt down markets…"
That wild card event is upon us. And from a fact-based, trend-tracking perspective, not only is the Middle East on the brink of greater War, trend lines are leading to World War III.
As we march closer to the "Market Madness, Mass Murder" trend we identified, here are a series of specific Trendposts to help you prepare.
Again, we do not offer financial advice, and while we provide you with trend forecasts, analysis and strategic planning initiatives, remember that our motto is, "Think for Yourself!"
TRENDPOSTS: On the most basic levels, do you have at least enough food, fuel and water for you and your loved ones should a 9/11-plus magnitude terror strike hit your nation in retaliation from nations attacked by the U.S. and its allies?
Will you have enough cash on hand if your government calls a "Bank Holiday" to prevent a run on the banks as currencies crash and fear spreads.
What will you do if a cyber attack hits financial systems, wiping out your digital cash and digital savings stored in banks and equities?
Do you have a getaway plan … places to meet and locations to escape to when terror strikes?
If you believe in holding gold as a safe haven asset, is it easily retrievable or is it in an ETF or a safe-deposit box? Should markets and banks close, it will be of no value to have it where you can't get it.
Speaking for myself, I am a believer in the right to bear arms. If, for example, a terror strike strikes a nuclear power plant, chaos and madness will prevail at levels unimagined as millions of people will go mad in fear of escaping the nuclear blast. It will truly be an "every man, woman and child for themselves" episode that only the strong will have a chance of surviving.
If you need to leave your country, joining the class of Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani, Libyan, and other citizens who escaped their nations incinerated by the U.S. and its allies, do you have a passport?
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Prepare for the worst. If the worst does not happen nothing has been lost. If the worst happens and you were not prepared, all can be lost.
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