Are we at war and don’t even know it?
I was asked to watch a fascinating video of a speech Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock, gave to the high ranking government officials. It’s not for the faint of heart, but I’m glad I put in the time. It’s an hour+ long and gets into a discussion of economic warfare, complex stock trading terms and processes and stock market manipulation – but the ultimate message is more simple.
Mr. Byrne describes how the economic issues that have been plaguing the United States in the past few years – collapse of the mortgage industry, bankruptcies of huge companies, etc. – may not have been accidental. The winding trail of evidence he shares leads back to organized crime being the puppeteers of these economic catastrophes.
I can’t say that I understand the intricacies of options trading and margins, but the story he weaves seems plausible. After all how are wars waged historically?
He who controlled the supplies, controlled the war, right?
How many wars have been lost due to lack of funding?
I don’t think we can ignore this message from Patrick Byrne. If we do, I believe we are underestimating our opponents. If we give them credit for being intelligent, patient, savvy, and capable of well planned attacks – then why wouldn’t they look for ways to cause economic collapse of the United States?
It’s a complex topic and one that I’m sure will spark tons of debate. I’m very interested to know what you think. Plausible? Or not?
Here’s the video: