Unfortunately, according to James Rickards, a top financial-threat adviser to the Pentagon, CIA, and Director of National Intelligence, an “economic Pearl Harbor” is quickly approaching.
In fact, the first shots already have been fired.
What Rickards has uncovered is being taken so seriously by our National Intelligence Community and military, that they’ve already brought him to their Warfare Analysis Laboratory to assess America’s readiness.
However, what they found shocked those in attendance: America is not prepared.
Rickards believes our vulnerability is due to our enemies now being able to attack our financial system without the use of military force.
Instead, they currently have the capabilities to use covert, instantaneous, and oftentimes, untraceable “economic weapons of mass destruction.”
Rickards’ work with the National Intelligence Community now focuses on assessing how China, Iran, North Korea, and other nations can overcome their military disadvantages against the United States by harnessing and weaponizing complex investments such as derivatives and currencies, as well as commodities like oil and gold.
These can now be turned into dangerous vehicles for striking America’s financial security. And their effectiveness can be so severe, that Rickards has admitted the Wall Street could be taken down.
Rickards warns that we may see the collapse of our financial markets, the end of the dollar’s status as a reserve currency, and investments such as gold quickly surge to $7,000 an ounce as the hostilities escalate.
Rickards has even presented evidence that suggests China is currently using their military to secretly stockpile gold for this eventual showdown (click here to see photos)
Rickards assessment is not to be taken lightly.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he helped end the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Rickards was also brought in to stop a Wall Street meltdown in 1998 when it came to light that a small firm called Long Term Capital Management had become so entangled in dangerous and overleveraged investments, that their exposure could’ve singlehandedly pushed America into a recession.
And after 9/11, the CIA assigned Rickards to an investigation to track down potential insider trading that was tied to terrorist activity prior to the attack.
However, Rickards’ newest warnings about this coming, economic Pearl Harbor are causing serious uproar on Capitol Hill, because he is pointing the finger at the U.S. government for what’s about to unfold.
In fact, at one Treasury meeting, he declared that “Ben Bernanke has become more dangerous to American national security than al-Qaida.”
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And he believes the proof can be found for this from the recent statements being issued from world leaders.
For example, the Deputy Governor of China’s Central Bank Yi Gang has declared, “China is fully prepared” for this economic war. "
The former President of Hong Kong’s Executive Council, Donald Tsang, has voiced his concerns, stating he’s" never been as scared as now about the world.”
Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, has warned that “Latin American nations have the right to defend themselves” from this economic warfare.
And the former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, has revealed this financial World War III is now "The primary near-term security concern of the United States.
But these statements are not limited to world leaders.
Rickards’ fears of a coming international conflict are starting to make headlines in the press as well.
Forbes Magazine has cautioned that this financial war “will destroy the dollar.”
Bloomberg believes “Ben Bernanke has won the first offensive by flooding China with inflation.”
Reuters has reported “a counteroffensive of sorts may be 'in play' however unthinkable it is believed to be at present."
Rickards believes there is still time for Americans to take quick and easy measures to defend their wealth.
But that has to be done now, before it’s too late.
Newsmax Media recently followed James Rickards on an investigation where he presented his findings from the White House, Chinese Embassy, Treasury, and even the Warfare Analysis Laboratory (Click below to play video)