Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Poking the Bear

Russian Plane Shot Down by Turkish F-16s

As I am sure any reader of FutureJacked is already well aware of, Turkish F-16s have shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet. They claim the Russian jet invaded Turkish airspace. The Russians disagree.

Take this opportunity to recall historical moments have a way of snowballing out of control during negative mood eras. The power play going on in Syria and Iraq has pulled in every major power on the planet except India.

Take time out to review your situation. If war - real war - comes, expect to see strict capital controls, a lockdown on social media and internet platforms, dislocations across all sorts of economic and service sectors (especially if China decided to halt certain exports, say of rare earths and other key components to the West), a potential spike in oil if critical refineries and transport nodes in the Middle East were hit.

Should this really mark the beginning of a downward spiral to a nuclear exchange, take time to review the Nuclear Strike of the Month series and wargame your current preparations.

While I'm not convinced this is the trigger to a global war, history can move at absurd speed when the proper conditions are in place.

Be prepared, friends. If you aren't prepared - get there.

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