Battlefield USA 2012: Gerald Celente predicts
16 Feb, 2012 11:38
In 2012 America will become a battlefield of the will of the people against the will of the government, proclaims Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of the Trends Journal.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has gone global and that is evidence that “people a keep kind of latch on to it”.“Even though you think the American spirit is dead, the whole world kind of focuses on the US for the center of social, economic, geopolitical and cultural change,” claims Celente, who said OWS inspired people in an estimated 80 countries and 120 cities. And police brutality only brought it to the forefront.The 2012 top trend will be “Battlefield America”, Celente predicts.“It is going to be the will of the people against the will of the government,” he said.Now that President Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, those Americans who speak out against the elected officials might get prison time. There is no need to be a terrorist suspect any more, being belligerent – as written in the Act – is more than enough to be taken away.“You have no judge, you have no jury, you have no trial, you don’t have charges filed against you, the military can come in and take someone “belligerent” away to lock up in detention,” Celente slams.“No lawyer, no habeas corpus – it is the ‘bill of no rights’ signed by President Obama,” the forecaster boils, explaining that now the military is allowed to take somebody they “like the Gestapo” choose to be an anti-American or working with terrorists.Gerald Celente says the entire financial world system is melting down. The collapse of the EU is inevitable as “there is no way of bailing them out”. “Just G7 has $7.5 trillion worth of debt coming into 2012 – how they are going to pay that off?”The depression and recession that engulfs the world will be used by the US to put the blame for the crisis on ‘socialist’ Europeans, believes Celente. The options of a false flag terrorist strike or a war with Iran are also on the table.The trend forecaster warns the US authority might announce a “bank holiday”: closing down the banks and Wall Street 9/11 style not to let citizens get their savings out in order to devalue the currency.Gerald Celente openly names the American trade embargo on Iran “an act of war”. The same applies to putting Tehran out of the oil business, because up to 60 per cent of Iranian GDP comes with oil revenues.If the US or NATO chose to attack Iranian nuclear facilities – that would be the beginning of WWIII, Celente stressed, and an attack on Syria might have the same outcome.The presidential race in the US won’t bring much change because again it is going to be another pick of a “lesser of two evils”. Even Barack Obama might win a second term despite all the broken promises he gave the American nation that once fully supported him.“If there is another four years of Obama – people are going to be wanting “Bush back!” Celente claims.Trends to shape 2012According to Celente, there are four trends that could become game changers in 2012.The first one is repatriating jobs back to the US. Though it costs more, it is “every country having national pride with what they do best.”“Number two is direct democracy – let the people vote on major issues,” he proposed, no matter what the question is, a new war or another banks bailout, “let the people vote”, Celente says.“Number three is cessation. It is too big. The Soviet Union knows this story and the US should get the same story in their heads. It cannot be run from a central government anymore,” Celente argues, recalling the absence of freedom in the US."My favorite trend of all – put style back into the system,” Celente says.“There are plenty of options and plenty of opportunities, but nothing is going to change until an individual changes it,” admonishes Celente, calling to “break the chains in every single way you can.”