What connects all of these things and turns The United States into the worlds bully?
A major geopolitical point behind modern day false flags is the petrodollar system. Sometimes people hear about this thing termed the petrodollar, but what is it really?
Let’s go back to the year 1944. Back then there was a war going on - the second world war. One thing that seemed really clear is that the U.S. and its allies were going to win.
So the allied nations assembled at a place in New Hampshire called Bretton Woods. There they devised the future of the post-war financial order.
Until that point the reserve currency of the world, that is, the national currency against which all other currencies were measured (think of it as a universal language of economics) had been the British pound.
However, Britain took two major hits in a row, the I and II world wars, and the economic powerhouse of the world was the United States.
The U.S. dollar was backed by gold.
Anywhere in the world, you could sell your dollars and receive gold for it at $35.00 an ounce.
Agreeing on the dollar as the world's reserve currency was good for the world since they provided a strong economic foundation for recovery following the war, and it was GREAT for the United States.
This meant not only did the U.S. export all of it ’s manufactured goods throughout the war and make an enormous amount of money, but the U.S. was the only nation in the world that was exporting its money. Everyone wanted dollars. What that meant was when expensive wars came along ie. the Vietnam war, and all the money that went into social programs during the 1960’s.
President Lyndon Johnson had a choice. He could raise taxes… well, he might think that may be a bad idea since that would be unpopular for sure. He could NOT spend the money, hey there’s a thought! Not have the Vietnam war, but survey says … No. The war was happening. The third option was to just print the money and don’t worry about inflation because the rest of the world needs dollars and they will just deal with it. And that was the option taken for sure.
And it worked, sort of. By the end of the 1960’s, there was a run on the U.S. dollar. People in nations were trading it in for gold and they were getting a GREAT DEAL at $35.00 an ounce. Soon America’s supply of gold, which had once been predominant was shrinking away fast.
Enter President Richard Nixon.
In 1971 he looked at the problem. He noticed a couple of options… Option number one, end the costly war in Vietnam, but no, that was not going to happen. Option number two, a painful round of raising taxes. Well, you can imagine that outcome. Then there was option number three, detach the dollar from the gold standard. Allow it to be traded like any other free-floating currency. Nixon said he was doing this temporarily, by which he actually meant permanently.
So that solved the gold dilemma, but now there are all of these dollars floating around the world and no intrinsic reason for nations to keep them. Soon they would all end up in the United States and then guess what - massive inflation. Not good!
Enter Henry Kissinger
who met with a Saudi King. The point of this meeting was to keep the dollar in place as the world reserve currency, and now they wanted to hook the dollar to petroleum. Really what Kissinger was effective at getting for an agreement was to have all the OPEC Nations (The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) sell their oil - only in dollars. That is the foundation of American Policy TO THIS DAY! All the nations would get their oil paid in dollars.
It’s great for the U.S. because it maintains a global demand for U.S. currency. This allows for all kinds of things that the U.S. can do that no other nation can think of. It also holds the world hostage as a result. No other nation can afford to do what the U.S. does - prosecute all of its wars and alike - because of the petrodollar system. It is a foundation of America’s empire.
It’s never discussed ever in the Mainstream Media. The petrodollar system is both the foundation and the driving force of almost everything America does in the world.
Now we get to Saddam Husein, a trigger to 9-11. The petrodollar system is why the United States will demonize anyone not fully on board with that system.
Guess what, in the year 2000, for the first time ever, a major threat came to the petrodollar system.
A fella by the name of Saddam Hussein. The leader of Iraq, one of the world's leading oil producers announced that he would now be selling his oil in Euros. Do you think this might have set off alarm bells in Washington? Oh yes, yes it did. You see the petrodollar system not only forces the United States to physically control the sources of energy that exist - basically the hydrocarbons that go from West Africa across the continent to the middle east into western Asia. What ends up being 2/3rds of the world's oil and natural gas, right there and the U.S. wants it all. They want to control it physically.
The petrodollar system means that the United States has to be the policeman of the world. Not to ensure world peace and such, but to ensure among other things, that the oil-producing nations of the world sell their oil in dollars.
Saddam's decision was a key motivator for 9-11. Sure it was a nice score to steal roughly 30 trillion dollars of oil under the ground in Iraq - which they did and then sold off to multinationals - and then to steal all that great mineral wealth in Afghanistan was a nice little bonus.
One of the very first decisions taken by the U.S. installed government in Iraq after the invasion of 2003 was to put that country back on the petrodollar system. The petrodollar in all of this is part of the hierarchical based and scarcity-driven system. That is energy scarcity. Energy today is based on physical control over a particular commodity. Oil and natural gas mostly. If you control those locations, you control the distribution... you have power.
And so you see, once we begin to unravel the events surrounding 9-11 you start to see why this event occurred and exactly who benefited from them.