Didn’t I Tell You the World Was Going to Sh!t?

Jason Simpkins

Posted October 10, 2023

I don’t even know how to address the act of barbarism we saw this past weekend.

More than a 1,000 people killed; women and children abducted from their home and taken God knows where for God knows what purpose.

Just pure, unadulterated carnage. 

It’s mortifying, and I don’t expect the Israeli response to be any less brutal. 

And that’s a shame, because when it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict, most of the people involved are innocent. 

Like many, they’re simply caught (quite literally) in the crossfire of extremists on both sides. 

There’s no doubt that Israeli hard-liners have gone too far in their treatment of the Palestinians. 

But NOTHING justifies this. 

It’s just an inflammatory act of terrorism. 

As with 9/11, there’s no real political goal or endgame. It’s purely an effort to sow chaos, upheaval, animus, and violence.

And the timing is no coincidence.

Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia and Israel, aided by the United States, have been negotiating a deal to normalize relations.

In the course of those negotiations, the Palestinian issue, which has long stood in the way of that, was relegated to the background as Saudi Arabia focused on winning more U.S. support — i.e., a mutual defense treaty, help with its nuclear energy program, and weapons.

The Biden administration was hopeful that the deal would be finalized by the end of the year.

Of course, this past weekend upended that, bringing the world’s least-solvable problem back to the fore.

The initial response from Saudi Arabia was not encouraging, as the kingdom’s foreign ministry’s statement blamed Israel for instigating the attack through “the continued occupation, the deprivation of the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights and the repetition of systemic provocations against its sanctities.”

And indeed, that is largely the sentiment of the region’s Muslim population. 

The fact that they see such a vile and heinous act as justifiable retribution really lays bare the raw hatred that’s been nursed by this conflict for almost a century now. 

And it’s only going to get worse when Israel executes a full-scale and undoubtedly brutal response.

Thus, the cycle of violence is further perpetuated and the militants — Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran  win a political victory that keeps the rival Saudis from drawing closer to the United States and Israel.

Conversely, though, Hamas and Iran (its chief benefactor) will also reap what they sow.

Israel will have its revenge and it will be aided by the United States every step of the way.

On Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the Pentagon would rapidly furnish Israel with additional equipment, resources, and munitions — aid that will arrive in the next few days, if it hasn’t already.

Austin also ordered the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group toward the eastern Mediterranean, while taking “steps to augment U.S. Air Force F-35, F-15, F-16, and A-10 fighter aircraft squadrons in the region.”

Meanwhile, Joe Biden and Benjamin Netanyahu have already had multiple phone conversations and remain in regular contact as Israel carries out what Netanyahu is already calling a "long and difficult war."

"We have to go in. We can't negotiate now," he reportedly told Biden. "We need to restore deterrence."

Make no mistake, shit has only just begun to hit the fan.

And as always, the only real winners here are going to be the weapons dealers.

That’s why it’s investing malpractice to not have a stake in them.

It’s also why I have a trading service that focuses exclusively on military, defense, and intelligence technology. (You can find my latest major investment report here.)

Because, as I always tell people, the world isn’t getting any safer. 

To the contrary, the entire global order is eroding. 

We’re only about a year and half into the biggest European conflict since WWII and now a whole carton of matches just ignited in the tinderbox that is the Middle East.

Just wait until China invades Taiwan.

Fight on,

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Jason Simpkins is an Editor of Wealth Daily and Investment Director of Secret Stock Files, a financial advisory focused on security companies and defense contractors. For more on Jason, check out his editor’s page. 

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