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February 24, 2024 | Russia is Getting Stronger – Not Weaker

Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong is current chairman and founder of Armstrong Economics. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.


Russia More Powerful than ever

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the new strategic long-range Tu-160M nuclear-capable bomber on Thursday, in a move likely to be seen in the West as a pointed reminder of Moscow’s nuclear capabilities. This is a new giant swing-wing type plane, where the pilots posted on the side “MY POMPEII,” referring to the destruction of Vesuvius.  NATO has codenamed it “Blackjacks” but this bomber is what Russia would deploy in the event of nuclear war to deliver weapons at long distances.
What is very clear and acknowledged behind the curtain is that there has never been a time of worse relations between the world’s two biggest nuclear powers, including during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The West appears to be led by mindless politicians who do as they are told by the Neocons for nobody is interested in any peace negotiations. Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, now deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, has repeatedly warned of the risk of a nuclear conflict with the West since 2014. That seems not to bother any Western leader, for the Neocons keep swearing that it is just scare tactics and that Russia will never resort to nuclear weapons even as NATO invades Moscow. Nobody in any leadership role even seems to have common sense.
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The Neocon who also is always pushing for war is Fiona Hill. Politico asked: “What happens to the West if Putin wins?” She responded:

We’ll be at each others’ throats. There’ll be no way in which this is going to turn out well. There’ll be a lot of frustration on the part of people who thought that this was the easier option when we reel from crisis to crisis. There’ll also be the shame, frankly, and the disgrace of having let the Ukrainians down. I think it would create a firestorm of recrimination. And it will also embolden so many other actors to take their own steps.

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NATO is a highly dangerous organization whose only purpose is war. They were created to defend against Communism. When Communism fell, they never changed their position and maintained that Russia still wanted to conquer Europe. Of course, if that is not true, then we no longer need NATO. They must keep up beating their war drums, or else they lose their purpose and revenue as members divert it elsewhere.

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At first, we would provide F16s only to defend Ukraine. Now, after getting approval on those terms, they use the bail-and-switch routine as NATO now says Ukraine can fly directly into Russia to wage war as they pray for an excuse to start World War III. Even Newsweek has reported NATO grants Ukraine permission to invade Russia, knowing full well that Putin will be forced to respond. This is precisely what NATO wants – it is begging for Putin to PLEASE attack so we can start World War III ASAP. They want to create WWIII before the US election.


NATO is headed into a major crisis by January 17th, 2027. What is most interesting is that the turning point 2022.746 was precisely September 30th, 2022, which was the very day when Putin declared the annexation of four Russian regions of Ukraine that were supposed to have been under the Minsk Agreement, which was signed September 5th, 2021 that the West negotiated in bad faith. That was 73.1 years into the NATO ECM. The Minsk Agreement came in 2021, which was precisely on the 72-Year Revolution Cycle.

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Nobody seems ever to ask, what if Russia loses? Medvedev made it very clear:
“Attempts to restore Russia’s 1991 borders will lead only to one thing – a global war with Western countries with the use of our entire strategic (nuclear) arsenal against Kyiv, Berlin, London, and Washington. And against all other beautiful historic places that have long been included in the flight targets of our nuclear triad.” 
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When we look at the duration of wars, we see that World War I (1914-1918) was just under four years. World War II lasted on two fronts, Germany and Japan, so the combined war effort was from 1939 to 1945. However, the war with Germany lasted 5.679 years, whereas the war with Japan lasted 3.691 years. The Korean War lasted 3.087 years.

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We have a Double Directional Change in April coinciding with the major ECM turning point of April 20th, 2024. There is no way Ukraine will defeat Russia. Indeed, behind the curtain, that has been known from day one.  Ukraine has been used to weaken Russian forces for the ultimate confrontation with NATO. Nobody cares how many Ukrainians die—the more, the merrier, since that will serve as the justification for World War III. We will then commit countless people to die as revenge for Ukraine’s loss.

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Even looking at a chart of the currency, the Greenback keeps rising. There is no hope for Ukraine long-term. The Neocons have lied to them, and now over 1 million are dead, and millions have fled to Europe.

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February 24th, 2024

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