While some Americans might think we'll be alone in facing the hardships of a breakdown in the chain of supplies, nothing could be further from the truth and as this sad story from Stars and Stripes and the video below tells us, lacking basic gear and a breakdown of their chain of supply, even our elite special forces are stuck purchasing their own equipment. From helmets to communications devices to batteries needed for their missions, the fact that our special forces are now being forced to purchase their own gear should be seen as a HUGE red flag, especially considering what Deagel.com forecasts the military budget of the US is going to be in less than 10 years by 2025.
Using Deagel's own figures, sourced from the groups seen in the screenshot below, the US military budget for 2014 was $756 billion. According to Deagel, the 2025 forecast shows a military budget for the US of $7.2 billion. For those who don't want to do the math, that's more than a $748 billion dollar drop in military expenditures from what they are now to what they are expected to be in 2025. That means they expect us to spend more than 100X less in 2025 than we are now on military expenditures.
While personally I've long been an anti-war activist and have long believed far too much money is wasted on unnecessary military expenditures, I'm also huge on self-defense and national security. How is America supposed to be MORE secure in 2025 with a military budget 100X less than it was in 2014? We've reached out to Deagel to ask for an explanation of why these numbers seem to be so scewed. Though we have not gotten any response at this time, the response they left to another story that many alternative media outlets including ANP did over a year ago was absolutely mindblowing and can be read in its entirety below videos.
Sadly, instead of purchasing more food to feed the Venezuelan people, the government seems to be preparing for war.:
Venezuela’s leaders are seemingly more concerned with the remote possibility of war than with the country’s severe economic depression and very real social unrest. According to the Stockholm Institute of Peace Research Investigations, Venezuela was Latin America’s top buyer of weapons in 2015.
President Nicolás Maduro’s government, the report concludes, spent US$162 million on weaponry last year alone.
Instead of tackling the severe shortages of food and medicine, President Maduro decided to purchase armored vehicles, artillery, war planes and ships from China (US$147 million), the United States (US$6 million), Austria (US$5 million), and the Netherlands (US$4 million).
The last mind-opening stats seen in the screenshot above from the 2025 forecast from Deagel; in 2014, the US had a PPP (power purchase parity) of $54,800 while Venezuela had a PPP of $17,900. For 2025, Venezuela is forecast to have a PPP of $9,310. The PPP for the US for 2025 is forecast by Deagel to be $9,061, LOWER than Venezuela's! What exactly is the 'PPP' that is expected to go from $54,800 now to $9,061 in 2025 for the US? From Investopedia.:
An economic theory that estimates the amount of adjustment needed on the exchange rate between countries in order for the exchange to be equivalent to each currency's purchasing power.
Why would the US's 'PPP' be expected to drop more than $45,000 by 2025 from what it is right now? Why would our 'PPP' drop BELOW Venezuela's by 2025, who is now going through major food and commodities shortages? Why would the forecast US military expenditures be expected to drop so severely in less than 10 years? While we don't have all of the answers, Deagel gave us some eye-opening ones after a previous ANP story that you can read in full below.
Why are Deagel's numbers for America for 2025 so far off from what they are in 2014? After a lot of attention from the alternative media and a previous ANP story went viral, Deagel put out a statement of why their numbers are so 'off' for America. After reading this statement, please let us know what you think in the comments below. Are you satisfied with Deagel's explanation or does this give you more cause for alarm? Keep in mind, no nuclear war or pandemic was considered when coming up with the numbers seen above and explained below.
There have been many questions about the countries forecast specially the one focusing on the United States of America (USA). They won't be answered one by one but below you can find some explanation, thoughts and reflections. We are going to keep this as short as possible.
The majority of the economic and demographic data used in the making of the forecasts is widely available by institutions such as the CIA, IMF, UN, USG, etc. You can see the most relevant data at every single country's page. There is a tiny part of data coming from a variety of shadow sources such as Internet gurus, unsigned reports and others. But all these sources are from the internet and are of public domain for at least a minority. For example, several years ago Dagong, the Chinese ratings agency, published a report analyzing the physical economy of the States comparing it with those of China, Germany and Japan. The conclusion was that the US GDP was something between $5 to $10 trillion instead of $15 trillion as officially reported by the USG. We assume that the official data, especially economic, released by governments is fake, cooked or distorted in some degree. Historically it is well known that the former Soviet Union was making up fake statistics years before its collapse. Western as well as other countries are making up their numbers today to conceal their real state of affairs. We are sure that many people out there can find government statistics in their own countries that by their own personal experience are hard to believe or are so optimistic that may belong to a different country.
Despite the numeric data "quantity" there is a "quality" model which has not a direct translation into numeric data. The 2014 strain of Ebola has a death rate of 50-60% but try to imagine what would happen if there is a pandemic of Ebola with hundreds of thousands or millions infected with the virus. So far the few cases of Ebola-infected people have "enjoyed" intensive healthcare with anti-viral and breathing assistance but above all with abundant human support by Physicians and nurses. In a pandemic scenario that kind of healthcare won't be available for the overwhelming number of infected leading to a dramatic increase of the death rate due to the lack of proper healthcare. The "quality" factor is that the death rate could increase to 80-90% in a pandemic scenario from the stated 50-60% rate. The figure itself is not important what is relevant is the fact that the scenario can evolve beyond the initial conditions from a 50% death toll to more than 90%. By the way, no pandemic or nuclear war is included in the forecast.
The key element to understand the process that the USA will enter in the upcoming decade is migration. In the past, specially in the 20th century, the key factor that allowed the USA to rise to its colossus status was immigration with the benefits of a demographic expansion supporting the credit expansion and the brain drain from the rest of the world benefiting the States. The collapse of the Western financial system will wipe out the standard of living of its population while ending ponzi schemes such as the stock exchange and the pension funds. The population will be hit so badly by a full array of bubbles and ponzi schemes that the migration engine will start to work in reverse accelerating itself due to ripple effects thus leading to the demise of the States. This unseen situation for the States will develop itself in a cascade pattern with unprecedented and devastating effects for the economy. Jobs offshoring will surely end with many American Corporations relocating overseas thus becoming foreign Corporations!!!! We see a significant part of the American population migrating to Latin America and Asia while migration to Europe - suffering a similar illness - won't be relevant. Nevertheless the death toll will be horrible. Take into account that the Soviet Union's population was poorer than the Americans nowadays or even then. The ex-Soviets suffered during the following struggle in the 1990s with a significant death toll and the loss of national pride. Might we say "Twice the pride, double the fall"? Nope. The American standard of living is one of the highest, far more than double of the Soviets while having added a services economy that will be gone along with the financial system. When pensioners see their retirement disappear in front of their eyes and there are no servicing jobs you can imagine what is going to happen next. At least younger people can migrate. Never in human history were so many elders among the population. In past centuries people were lucky to get to their 30s or 40s. The American downfall is set to be far worse than the Soviet Union's one. A confluence of crisis with a devastating result.
The Demographic crisis in the former Soviet Union countries has extended for over two decades, if we accept that it ended early in this decade (2010s). The demographic crisis will hit the World in the near future and is projected to last between three and eight decades more or less depending on technological breakthrough and environmental issues. The aftermath is more likely a frozen picture with the population numbers staying the same for a very, very long period of time. The countries forecast population numbers do reflect birth/deaths but also migratory movements. Many countries are going to increase their gross population due to immigration while their native population may shrink.
Over the past two thousand years we have witnessed the Western civilization built around the Mediterranean Sea shifting to Northern Europe and then by the mid 20th century shifting to an Atlantic axis to finally get centered into the States in the past 30 years. The next move will see the civilization being centered in Asia with Russia and China on top. Historically a change in the economic paradigm has resulted in a death toll that is rarely highlighted by mainstream historians. When the transition from rural areas to large cities happened in Europe many people unable to accept the new paradigm killed themselves. They killed themselves by a psychological factor. This is not mainstream but it is true. A new crisis joins old, well known patterns with new ones.
Sorry to disappoint many of you with our forecast. It is getting worse and worse every year since the beginning of the pre-crisis in 2007. It is already said that this website is non-profit, built on spare time and we provide our information and services AS IS without further explanations and/or guarantees. We are not linked to any government in any way, shape or form. We are not a death or satanic cult or arms dealers as some BS is floating around the internet on this topic. Take into account that the forecast is nothing more than a model whether flawed or correct. It is not God's word or a magic device that allows to foresee the future.