Orders from Riyadh – Part 1 – The Birth of the Petrodollar System

After I thought my way through yesterday’s article, things have become a bit clearer. And, this has allowed me to understand the morning news a little better.

As I said yesterday, if the petrodollar system falls, the American Empire falls. This means that whoever controls petroleum, controls the American Empire.

We invaded Iraq twice to preserve the petrodollar. We’ve been training and arming jihadis in Syria to preserve the petrodollar. And, we seem awfully reluctant to do ANYTHING to ISIS because of the petrodollar.

Oh, and we’ll have a nuclear war because of the petrodollar. I almost forgot about that one.


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Orders from Riyadh

What an amazing set of circumstances. Because of the deal made back in 1973 between Nixon and Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (friends call him King) of Saudi Arabia, America’s foreign policy has been captured by Islam.

Whoa. I can’t believe that I just wrote that, but it’s true.

The true leaders of Islam, the ruling family of Saudi Arabia, have America on a leash. If America doesn’t do what the House of Saud tells them to do, wellll… they just have to hint at how great the Chinese yuan would be as the new petro-currency… and, America will salute and obey.

And yes, the situation really is that bizarre.

Let me take a moment to go over again why this is true, because I know that this is almost too incredible to believe. And, I only believe it because I did the math. So, let’s DO the math.

It Starts With World War II

At the beginning of World War II, everyone was afraid that Germany and Japan would win, so they shipped their gold to the safest place on the planet – America. Austria, France, Britain, China and a bunch of other people sent their gold bullion to America, for safe-keeping.

After World War II was over, America was the only country with all of her industrial capacity undamaged, so she became the manufacturing powerhouse of the world. And… she had all the gold.

Bretton Woods Agreement

Furthermore, the US dollar was still on the gold standard, so it was natural for all the major currencies of the world to put themselves on the gold standard by tying their currencies to the US dollar. It was just a logical thing to do. We call this the Bretton Woods Agreement.

Oh, and since the Soviets were such a big threat, they left their gold in the US.

All of this concentrated a tremendous amount of financial power in the hands of the US, and as Lord Acton wrote in 1887:

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

Well, like I said, America couldn’t keep her hands out of the cookie jar and started to print more dollars than she had in gold. And, that worked fine as long as the other nations of the world didn’t figure this out.

And, they didn’t – for about twenty-something years.

This allowed the US to build up a big military, a space program and buy votes… I mean… invest in a welfare state. The fox was in charge of the hen house, and the chickens had no idea.

Bretton Woods Agreement Ends

Unfortunately, for the US, the chickens (Britain, France, Germany, etc.) started to figure out that the US wasn’t playing fair.

However, since the price of gold was set at $35/ounce, the chickens decided to buy back their gold and get out of the ‘hen house’. The process started out as a trickle, and then became a flood. All the dollars that the US government had been printing were starting to come home to roost, and the US treasury was going to run out of gold. And THAT could not be allowed to happen.

That’s why Nixon took the US dollar off of the gold standard on August 15th, 1971. That solved the problem about the declining gold reserves, but it was replaced by a much bigger one.

How was America going to fund Lyndon Johnson’s welfare state AND the cold war with the Soviet Union?


The Oil Problem

As Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger dithered over what to do about this problem, another situation was raising its ugly head – oil.

During the late 1940s, America stopped being an exporter of oil and became a net importer. In the 1950s, 10% of all oil consumption was imported. In the ’60s, it was 18%. And then, in 1970, US production of crude oil peaked. American imports of oil were going to accelerate, right at the time when the US dollar was going to get weaker and weaker.

This meant that the might of the United States was going to weaken, right at the height of the Cold War. It also meant that the rich and powerful in the US were going to be less rich and powerful, and we JUST. COULDN’T. HAVE. THAT.

Henry Has An Idea

However, Henry Kissinger is one of the smartest psychopaths ever to hold political office in the US, and he figured out something that would fix all of America’s ‘problems’ and ensure her hegemony for decades to come:

The Petrodollar System

We can’t be certain when Henry approached King Faisal of Saudi Arabia with this idea. But, Faisal was a smart dude, and wouldn’t have jumped on this without some serious thinking. Faisal also had some problems of his own.

Saudi Arabia’s finances were a mess, and she had a lot of oil wealth under the ground and no military power to protect it. He didn’t like the Communists, but he wasn’t really impressed with the Americans, either. Egypt had been his biggest military threat, but they’d been trounced by the Israelis, so you can imagine that he was taking a ‘wait and see’ approach – as he thought about Kissinger’s offer.

All of that takes time, which is why we don’t know when the petrodollar idea was presented to the Saudis.

Saudi Arabia Agrees

Then came 1973. Israel won big and could have gone on to utterly destroy Syria and Egypt, but Israel was stopped by the US. And THAT demonstrated America’s leash on Israel and America’s willingness to yank on it.

That settled it for our boy Faisal. The US could be trusted to do what he wanted them to do, so he signed the Technical Cooperation Agreement on February 13th, 1974.

And THAT was the birth of the Petrodollar.

(And THAT is also why the US Federal Government has always been an enemy of Israel.)

But, wait…

…why is all of that important?

I’m glad that you asked that, but I’m not done yet. You need to understand a few things first.

So, If You Want Oil, You Need Dollars

This petrodollar system meant that,  if you wanted to buy oil, you had to have US dollars to buy your oil.


I’ll answer that question tomorrow. In fact, I’ll do more than that. I’ll talk about the amazing and mind-blowing implications, and why YOU are in a heap of trouble if you don’t pay attention and prepare. And, later on, we’ll even talk about why this petrodollar system will end in nuclear war.

Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)


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20 thoughts on “Orders from Riyadh – Part 1 – The Birth of the Petrodollar System”

  1. In Iraq Sunniland, Shialand, Kurdsland. Back to the ancient divisions of Iraq by Sunni and Shia village by village and city. The US is embarrassed by the soon realization by ALL that 5000 American boys died and 100,000 of our boys maimed with 500,000 Iraqis dead ALL FOR NOTHING.

    I take that back our leaders (traitors) feel that anything THEY DO is correct and just in their quest for NEW WORLD ORDER. THEY have a higher calling.

    Soon the debt will bring down our once great country but the ELITES the new Dukes Duchesses Earls Barons Princes King and Queen
    of Tyranny will RULE. In 230 years from tyranny to tyranny. A COUNTRY OF FOOLS IS DOOMED.

      • P.S. This to John.
        In light of the Linked article and Concerning “Babylon”.
        An of’t overlooked Prophecy Cocerning Babylon is that of the 2nd Chapter of Habakkuk which explains “WHY” the World turns on Her!!!

        From the Article:
        “The Cuban leader went on to describe a global economic system run by American hypocrisy and financial corruption….”

        Habakkuk 2:6-8
        6 “Will not all of them (Those whom have been Extorted/Used by Babylon) taunt (BABYLON) with ridicule and scorn, saying,

        “‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods
            and makes himself wealthy by extortion!
            How long must this go on?’
        7 Will not your creditors/debtors suddenly arise?
            Will they not wake up and make (BABYLON) tremble?
            Then (BABYLON) will become their prey.
        8 Because (BABYLON) has plundered many nations,
            the peoples who are left will plunder you.

        Bare in mind that the G77+China are Necessarily alligned with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South America) – whom have created their own World Bank apart from the WB/IMF

  2. America has MORE OIL ,then the entire rest of the planet,IN the 1960’s,they still were drilling oil wells,THEY JUST capped every one of them,FROM north dakota,to texas,they were capped,THE largest of all was the purest oil ever discovered in MOAB UTAH,so clear and pure,it didn’t need to be refined,…IT cost shell oil company 1/2 cent per gallon to make gasoline,BUT they were charging 3.00 per gallon for it and the price has claimed even higher will no one watching the hen house,AMERICA IS BEING ROBBED BLIND,and every POLICE GANG in america is standing in the money shower,THE COUNTRY CAN’T be save and WW3 is now on the horizon ,IRAQ will prove to be the last straw the russians and chinese will put up with………….

    • Given the unmitigated greed of the oil industry, and the fact that they have backed off on extracting shale oil because it’s so expensive to do, and the fact that they have expanded their efforts to underwater deposits in the arctic – not to mention that inexpensive and well-managed drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico – I am inclined to believe that the reports of all this pure, abundant oil in the US are probably hoaxes. Somehow I just can’t imagine the industry ignoring all that easy money – 1/2 cent per gallon to refine and selling for $3.75/gallon – right under their noses and instead going after those extraordinarily difficult and expensive operations instead.

  3. Then the smart thing to do is to use coal which we have a few hundred years worth instead of destroying it like obama is. Oh i forgot Obama is trying to destroy America. The left is our worst enemy.


      Unfortunately, you would still have a problem, unless you could get tractors to use coal or electricity. Possible, but a serious problem. Remember that food is the biggest issue in all of this. No oil, no food – or at least, very little of it.

      Thanks, M.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  4. WOW! Didn’t I just write something about this?!
    Tu-95’s (Bear Bombers) and Kh Cruise Missiles!!!

    Best study up on Babylon and Henry Gruvers Visions!!! It’s all playing out exactly!!!

    On top of Henry Gruvers “Prince Charles” Vision – which told me that it will happen while Prince Charles is still alive! Recall in the Vision that Prince Charles had come to anounce that America was at War and that it would be fighting this time “WITHOUT GOD” AND that it would be a “TERRIBLE MISTAKE”!!! The rest of Brother Gruvers Vision/s make clear that “That WAR” would be with Russia.
    Fast forward to 4 Aug 2012 – during the Awards Ceremony for the Summer Olympics Tinnis Match at Wimbledon – the American Flag Falls from between TWO RUSSIAN FLAGS (The Russian Flag and Flag of Belarus) on Q with the line “Gave proof through the night that our Flag was still there (FLAG FAIL HERE) Oh, say does that Star Bangled Banner Yet Wave?!… Cont’d

  5. (If that was a sign/promise from G-d/Heaven – He was saying exactly what Henry Gruver, AA Allen, AC Valdez and now Rabbi Jonathan Cahn have been saying). America will come to Her end by the Bear!!!
    The fact that the Flag Fall occured on 4 Aug seemed PROFOUNDLY SIGNIFICANT to me also, as that is Presicely Barak Husseign Obama’s “Birthday”. That told me it was coming during his Reign as King!!!
    Now add to all these things that just over a year later – the Bright Eyed (GODLESS) Idiots running our Country have done ALL in their Power to stir up/Piss off the Bear (And we trully are a War with Russia – especially sense SACTIONING half of the Kremilin and CONFISCATING (STEALING) their money?! “Would you let that go?! WOULDN’T) …. well, it ALL begins to Paint a fairly bleak Picture!!!
    America – “THE ARROGANT ONE” is soon to be “HERSELF” Destroyed!!!


    Didn’t I just talk about that – the Bear Bombers and Kh’s, Yesterday!

  6. P.S.
    You must forgive my “Slaughtering” of the English Language (Tennis, not Tinnis, “Since Sanctioning'”, not Sense and KREMLIN – not Kremilin!!!)

    I hate doing that – Killing English! To many other people doing it! But, I’m typing from a PlayStation Controller and Catch most mistakes on the re-read!!!


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