You either have preps by now or you don’t. If you don’t, you better know how to do the ‘mad dash trots’ to get what you can while you can. If this is you, you’ve got one thing going for you: Prices have not yet reflected world events because the distraction of the ‘General Election’ has everyone’s attention (DTG’s opinion). Act as you see fit.
“…the Russians are sending an entire carrier group, headed by the flagship carrier of the Russian Navy, the Admiral Kuznetsov and its supporting naval vessels from Severomorsk, next to Finland, all the way around Europe and through the Straits of Gibraltar and on to Tartus in Syria. This was reported by The Telegraph in an article Posturing Russians to send Aircraft Carrier and Fleet Along the English Channel. To make matters worse, the British Royal Navy is going to deploy to the north of Ireland and conduct bombing drills…in the exact vicinity where the Russian convoy intends to pass.”
And, not to be outdone in the pucker-factor measurement, a contractor recently on Diego Garcia, a US Air Base in the Indian Ocean, says this:
“Add to this a very ominous comment on Steve Quayle’s website under “Q-Alerts,” posted yesterday on October 14th that is worth reading, as posted here:
“I rotate through Diego Garcia every 6 weeks to pull maintenance on
uplink equipment as a private contractor. Something big is going on, the island has more aircraft than any time in the last 9 years. They have blocked off some access roads and are now parking aircraft on the road. Barriers have been set up around the aircraft areas. Temporary barracks and hangers are popping up everywhere. A tent city full of AF and Navy maintenance personnel has also been set up.
I have never seen B1s and B2s there at the same time. Actually I have
never seen more than 1 there at a time. Security is nuts I had to show my id at least 8 times a day. My coworker is former AF and said they are like that when nukes are around. We counted over a dozen air refueling tankers on the ground. The airfield had a take-off or landing every 15 minutes, very busy. When we flew out we waited in line for quite a while. We never had to wait in the past.
The Navy had the docks full of ships and 6 to 8 more were moored just off shore. We watched many pallets of bombs being off loaded from one ship. There were a bunch of B-52’s coming in that were painted flat black. I have not seen that before.” Oct 14, 2016
To note: Diego Garcia is a U.S. Air Force base on an island just south of India. Obviously the commenter sees the seriousness of such movements as a key indicator the U.S. is both increasing its presence around the North Korea-South China Sea area with the potential to reach Russia as well.”
DTG Note: As a former USAF Air Base Defense NCO, I can attest to the veracity of the commenter’s observations on security checks and activity when ‘Priority Assets’ are present at one location or another and/or are exposed for loading or change out on alert aircraft. His comment does pass the ‘smell test,’ at least at first blush.
Read the whole thing, here. Or, again, through, ‘The Wood Pile Report.’