The Fuse is Burning...
As we all know, Iraq and the whole RV/GCR thing is connected to Oil and other hard assets etc. We are/have seen amazing movement in the crude oil market and in fact other key markets over just the last 6 months.
For instance: In June 2014, crude was at $107/barrel (roughly)...Now, about $66/ barrel! That's a whopping 40% drop in LESS THAN 6mos.
Put in other terms, this also means that the US Dollar has INCREASED in value as much over this period in relation to oil. (and oil is traded in US Dollars globally)
Also, similar "price adjustments" are/have occurred in other markets over a similar time frame... including most significantly Gold and Silver
This type of co-ordinated price/value action can not happen without purposeful forces at work IMO.
Remember Tony and DC saying that "they" wanted to assure that there was not a severe disruption (decrease in value) of the US Dollar which could/would harm the entire US economy?
Well, I believe we have/are witnessing just such a process and when the price of oil gets to a certain point and stabilizes, then the Iraq RV and GCR can, and will, go global.
It's just a necessary piece of the puzzle to have adjusted prior to the RV occurring IMO...not only for US but also Iraq and the world as a whole.
Only question remains, are we at, or close to, the targeted price point?
Well, we may have seen a very determined effort today to get to the "magic number" as oil dropped sharply today...the biggest one day drop in 4+ years!
Let's hope everything is now primed to go! :)