Watch the Other Hand – Ukraine, Bank Failure, Oil and Natural Gas

I was hoping to write about something else today, but Jasper left a comment last night that reminded me of a key piece in this game: Deutsche Bank. And, that led me to think about the price of oil, the Petrodollar and Russia’s trump card:

Natural Gas

I know that this sounds silly, but bear with me for a bit. This is deadly serious.

Do you know who supplies 30% of Europe’s natural gas?


Do you know where 50% of that Russian natural gas travels through?


Do you see a problem here?

Me too.

But, let’s pull back a bit and look at the bigger picture.


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Watch the Other Hand

Putin is nobody’s fool, so he knows that he’s being maneuvered. He knows who the players are and what pieces are being played. Putin knows that his opponent is also nobody’s fool and is expecting him to play his pieces very carefully – just the way that he is playing them right now.

Did you notice that no one has fired a shot?

And, if the Elites had wanted a ‘hot war’ in Ukraine, they would have made sure that there were gun battles in the Crimea, but there haven’t been any – at least that we know of.

Did you notice how disciplined the Russian troops are?

Those guys are Spetsnaz – highly dependable and extremely capable. They follow orders, and it should be clear to everyone that the orders are: no gun battles.

And, having committed just 6,000 special forces troops, Putin is tip-toeing into this conflict.

So, what’s his next move?

Turning Off Ukraine’s Natural Gas

Putin has the luxury of ‘tip-toeing into this conflict’ because he has a trump card that will win this game before it even gets started: natural gas.

Thirty percent of Europe’s natural gas is supplied by Russia, and half of that gas goes through Ukraine. When Russia turns off the natural gas supply that runs through Ukraine, the Ukrainian revolution falls apart, and we go back to where we were a few months ago… or, do we?

That’s what it looks like on the surface, and that’s how the US and Europe want to see this played – which means that…

…this was the intention of the Elites, all along.

Now, THAT is a very, very interesting thought.

Could it be that everything that we’ve seen happen in Ukraine has been for the purpose of convincing Russia to turn off’ the natural gas running through Ukraine?

Let’s take a look at what would happen if the Ukrainian pipeline was shut off.


Turning off 15% of Europe’s natural gas supplies would not be as devastating as when Russia did this in January of 2009. In 2009, 45% of Europe’s natural gas came from Russia, and all of it went through Ukraine. Now, we’re down to less than 30% of Europe’s natural gas coming from Russia, and only half of it traveling through Ukraine. And, right now, it’s March and not January – meaning that demand for natural gas is going to be less.

So, what’s the problem?

The problem is that a reduction in the supply of natural gas will cause the price of natural gas to go up. But, something else will go up too:


When the price of oil goes up, economies decline. In fact, sub prime mortgages started to fail in ’05 and ’06 because the price of gasoline went up – forcing people to choose between filling their gas tank and paying their mortgage.

Well, we have another housing bubble with more subprime mortgages, so guess what is going to happen?

More mortgage failures, more foreclosures, and more bank failures – unless there’s something else that will step in to ‘save the day’.

Up to this point, we’ve been talking about certainties. However, what comes next is less certain.

Deutsche Bank

Let’s talk about Deutsche Bank. It has been teetering on the brink of failure for years, and I’m wondering if this isn’t a setup to bring down that bank in a way that allows the mainstream media to blame the Russians.

Please know that the banking system IS going to fail. There is no way that the banks can avoid this. And, the weakest link in that system is currently Deutsche Bank, and when it goes… the rest of the Too-Big-Too-Fail banks go with it. The big question is whether THIS is the big moment.

The Petrodollar

Pushing up the price of oil also increases support for the US dollar. An increased oil price sucks up extra dollars floating around the world because everyone will need to use the dollars that they have to buy the oil that they need. And, if they run out of dollars, they have to sell stuff to Americans to get more. And, Americans like to buy their ‘stuff’ as cheaply as possible. But, if this happens, it doesn’t mean that the Elites haven’t changed their plan.

The Elites are still going to kill the dollar, but they might want to keep it strong for a while longer so they can capture as much of the world’s wealth as they can.

Blunting the NatGas Co-op

Jim Willie talks about Gazprom and the natural gas cooperative that Russia has been building over the past few years. And the Elites may be trying to put a dent in it. The thing is that Saudi Arabia doesn’t like this Russian-controlled natural gas distribution network. They want it stopped, which is why they’ve been funding the civil war in Syria – because of that Russian natural gas pipeline that is supposed to go through Syria.

Killing the Dollar

When I heard both Kyle Bass and Doug Hagmann talk about the plan to kill the dollar, it set off alarm bells. I’d known that this was a possibility, but I hadn’t been certain that the banksters and their puppet government in Washington would choose this way out. And, that is STILL the only plan that they are going to run with. Everything else that we’ve talked about here is just detail on the road to this objective.

The big question is whether THIS is the moment when they pull the plug.

Back to Putin

But, let’s not forget about Vladimir Putin. Putin is going to look for a way to manage this situation for the benefit of Russia. You can bet that he’s going to look for other options.

It’s a dangerous thing to play games with someone like him, and the Elites are capable of miscalculation. And, we know that one of their miscalculations is coming:

Gog and Magog

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, just be sure to watch the other hand. What’s going on in Ukraine is NOT what they want you to believe.

Are you ready for this?
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If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment. Your input is truly welcome.


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30 thoughts on “Watch the Other Hand – Ukraine, Bank Failure, Oil and Natural Gas”

  1. Awesome insight John,
    Course you do realize this all fits in EXTREMELY well with the “American Babylon” Theory, right?! Especially when the of’t overlooked Prophecy of Habakkuk (Concerning Babylon) are considered!!!
    Habakkuk 2:4-8
    “See, the enemy (BABYLN) is puffed up;
        his desires are not upright—
        but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness[d]—
    5 indeed, wine betrays him;
        he is arrogant and never at rest.
    Because he is as GREEDY AS THE GRAVE
        and like death is never satisfied,
    he gathers to himself all the nations
        and takes captive all the peoples.
    6 “WILL NOT ALL OF THEM TAUNT HIM 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 YOU TREMBLE?
    8 Because you have PLUNDERED MANY NATIONS,
        the peoples who are left WILL PLUNDER YOU.

  2. America Babylon 2

    If AMERICA and it’s EVIL CABAL of twisted Bankers (10 Now Dead) is not the Whore (“That GREAT CITY”, “Who Rules over the Kings of the Earth – UN) – then I beseach ye, who?!
    A. A. Allen Envisioned She is!

    And Henry Gruver (I find it ASTOUNDING that Hernry Gruver flew out of Japans Sendai Airport 3 Hrs before the Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011)!

  3. America Babylon 3
    And the US Flag falling from between two Russian Flags at Wimbledon

    When one takes into consideration that this Flag Fell – not only on Q for the line in our National Anthem “That our Flag was still there (FALL), Oh, say, does that Star Bangled Banner Yet Wave”
    But that this “Aug 4” is also Obama’s B’Day.
    And that it happened in London (Britain) also might remind one of the verse:
    Jer 50:12
    Your Mother will be greatly ashamed;
        she who gave you birth will be disgraced.
    The HINDERMOST of the nations will be—
        a wilderness, a dry land, a desert.

    Paints a Fairly Ominous and Bleak Picture!!!
    What say you?!!!

    • Hey MagenD

      Very powerful arguments, which add to the host of reasons for getting out of the United States. For the last two years, I have been telling everyone who will listen to get out of the US.

      Revelation 18:4 says:

      And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

      That’s not a recommendation. That’s a command.

      Thanks for the comments, MagenD.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • Amen John!!!
        Thanks for hearing and responding!!!
        I am curious, though, brother!!! How/Why could/would you be “For the last 2 years” telling everyone “FLEE, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES” ( Jer 50:3, 50:8, 51:6, 51:9, 51:45) and yet not SEE exactly whom/what it is (BABYLON) you’re telling them to RUN/FLEE FROM?!
        Please READ Jeremiah 50/51 here OVER and OVER till it CLICKS. Till you see the FULL Pic!!! It is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE that one such as yourself (With a Webpage/Voice) gets it – so that YOUR TRUMPET might be MORE LOUD and CLEAR!!! “G-D IS SOON TO DESTROY THE PROSTITUTE THAT HAS MADE A MOCKERY (Sex, Drugs and Rock-N-Roll, Abortion, Gay Marriage, ET AL) OF HIS HOLY NAME!!! FLEE!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!! DO NOT BE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF ALL HER SINS!!!”

        Blessings, Shalom and Maranatha!!!

        • Hi Jus’Say’n/MagenD,

          It’s not that I do not see the connection. I do.

          But, there are some inconsistencies that have plagued me. For instance that talk of ‘a city’ – as opposed to a nation. And, I have friends such as John Price who also agree with you completely in this. (And, John HAS relocated – as have I.)

          Whatever the case, the message is clear – get OUT of the US. Do not walk. RUN.

          (um… do you have relocation plans, yourself?)

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little

          • “City” – Greek “Polis” when written meant eveything within the “Fortified Wall’s” of a Kingdom – and without that fell under the administrative jurisdiction of said Kingdom/Empire. Jonah and Nahum both Prophesied against Nineveh (“The City”, The Assyrian Capital, The Government Seat) – but when those (Nahums) Prophesies were fulfilled ca120 years later by Nabopollassar (Chaldeans/Medes) – they BURNT/CAPTURED every Assyrian City on the Way and finished their Seige of the Assyrians (In complete fulfillment of Nahum’s Prophesy’s) some 7 years after Nineveh’s Fall, under Nebuchadnezzar and some 400 miles away at Charchemish. Nahum Prophesied against “The City Nineveh” – but the Fulfillment meant “The Assrian Empire” – or, all those subject/loyal to “Nineveh” – ie “The Country”!!! Me thinks it’s (confusion)) is just a matter of Symantics, Translation and Age!
            Think about it – had I said ca 1400 that I was going to Take Constantinopple – you’de have known from inferrence that I meant “The Ottoman Empire”.

          • Hi Jus’Say’n,

            Very good points, and I will be thinking about them.

            Of course, the message will stay the same: Get out of the US, unless you just can’t.

            If you must stay in the US, go to the American Redoubt.

            If you can’t do that… pray.

            None of us are going to be untouched by this.

            Thank you, Jus’Say’n.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little

          • That Great City” (Pt 2) (And bare with me – this may get long)
            But: What’s more?!
            Of course most “Escatologist” understand that the OT Prophesies Concerning Babylon – had dual/mirror fulfillments?! Many of the Prophesies of Jeremiah 50 and 51 were not fulfilled in the long/drawn out demise of Ancient Babylon. Though partial Fulfillment of the Prophesies came with Cyrus’s “Underwall” sack of Ancient Babylon in 539. The City Remained Known and Populated long afterwards! Thus – OT Prophesies that it would be “Swept with the Broom of Destruction” and/or “Never inhabited again” clearly speak to the “Daughter of Babylon”, “The HINDERMOST of nations”.
            Now! Accepting that! Note the following Verses!
            Jer 50:12
            your mother (Britain) will be greatly ashamed;
                she who gave you birth will be disgraced.
            The HINDERMOST of the NATIONS will be—
                a wilderness, a dry land, a desert.
            (Obviously Speaking of the Same Entity as Revelation 17/18 – Call’s her the “Hindermost (Last)” and here refers to Her as a “NATION”)

          • The city of end time babylon refers to New York this is easily proven because of the clear depiction john gives of the statue of liberty in revelation.However the other prophecies regarding end time babylon are very clearly talking about the entire of the U.S as a nation.It has cities plural and farms all of which will be destroyed not just new york.People need to stop only reading revelation this is only 1/5th of the info god has given us.It says in issiah and jeremiah aswell as revelation that such bad understanding comes from the wine that god has poured out on americans so that they are asleep at the wheel and cannot discern the destruction.This is eveidenced by the fact that those who face the inescapable truth like the serpent say did god really say yo flee from out of the midst of her lest you share in her plagues preferinng to disobey and invesnt a rature scenario that in the case of babylons destruction there is not even the vaguest cryptic hint this is gods plan.Ther instructions are as clear as day yet millions of christians will wilffully disobey and thus qualify for destruction.

          • Hi joseph parish,

            The arguments for the idea of America/New York as the whore of Revelation and the End Times Babylon… well, they’re quite persuasive. The only fly in the ointment of this interpretation is this verse in Revelation about the Whore:

            And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. – Revelation 17:6

            As far as I know, the US/New York is not drunk with the blood of saints. However, the Roman Catholic Church most definitely IS.

            This really is something of a conundrum for me, because I really do see your point. The interesting thing is that it wouldn’t change my message. I tell EVERYONE to get OUT of the United States, and if they cannot get out, get away from the cities.

            Thank you, Joseph, for that excellent comment. I hope that this means that you are either out of the US, or on your way out.

            Yours in Christ,

            John Little

  4. Enjoyed reading your blogs. A thought occurred to me while reading your latest one (March 4th). Ezekiel 38 & 39 (Gog and Magog) talks about an army from the extreme north (Russia?) invading the Holy Land with numerous allies to take a “spoil”. Given Russia’s animus with Saudi Arabia, could it be that Israel is not the only target in mind with this invasion. Could Russia also see this as an opportunity to “settle a score” with the Saudi’s due to their support of the insurgents in Syria and their threats of terrorism in Russia. To come to attack Saudi Arabia through the Mediterranean would make their fleet vulnerable as they would have to come through the Suez canal and red sea in “single file” fashion; thus making them easier targets. Coming overland from the north would seem more likely. History records that many invasions of the Holy Land (i.e. Israel) have come from the north. Also, Israel and Saudi Arabia have become somewhat friendly towards each other in recent months with regards to Iran (another Russian ally). Just a thought……

  5. I think you are right on. The real issue is oil and the control there of. With the discoveries of oil, lots of it, and natural gas in Israel, this is going to do nothing but add further fuel to the fire (no pun intended) in the middle east.
    With the American Peace plan for Israel dead in the water and Abbas looking to Russia now to establish the Palestinian state, this and all that oil and natural gas could be the hook that is put into the King of the North’s mouth to bring them onto the mountains of Israel! The Ukraine stand off is just a precursor event to the main event!

    Ezekiel 39:1-4
    And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you;

  6. Dear John Little and fellow bloggers:

    The pan-ultimate endgame is the formation of the final world empire called the beast. This is the the current (EU) Europe once it gets down to the 10 toes of iron and clay as in the statue described in the book of Daniel. The current Ukrainian crisis makes Europe look weak and something must be done to make the EU stronger militarily. This crisis in Ukraine is the perfect chance to make reforms that can be implemented without having the reforms voted on. These are kind of like Hitler movements/tactics befor e the start of WW2.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Norbert,

      You raise an interesting point about the identity of The Beast. If it is true that The Beast is the EU, then America will have been destroyed. The Beast cannot exist if America exists as a powerful entity in competition with the EU.

      The next question is who are the ten toes?

      What will these reforms look like?

      But, may I offer a suggestion as we seek answers to those two questions?

      Get out of the US.

      Great comment, Norbert.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • Hey V,

      You are very welcome!

      I did see the fire. It has been put out, but gasoline production will probably be halted for a couple of months.

      Very interesting, and it could be that ‘first shot’.

      We’ll see.

      Thank you, V!

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  7. I know you’re a doomcaster, I also enjoy your writing and perspectives. My parents and my sister often go round and round with me about the end times. They get worried the time is nigh with all the hoopla about Russia, North Korea, and China. I was in the Army from 2006 till 2013 with multiple deployments on the ground in the middle east. I have seen for all intents and purposes the proverbial muck hit the fan. These geopolitical movements we see now do not raise the alarm for me as far as the end times concerns. I believe that the Bible is very accurate because I have lived through and experienced a lot of the lessons as far as death and war is concerned. The Bible says that the wrath of God cannot take lift until the antichrist takes a seat upon the third temple of Israel. Its simply not time yet. I believe it will be in my lifetime but not until years from now. The US is doomed however. By 2025 our existence will be not one of superpower but one of servitude to the Chinese lords placed over us

    • Hey Justin,

      If I understand you correctly, I am in agreement with you.

      What is coming now is NOT The Tribulation, and it is NOT the Antichrist.

      This is the preparation for the coming of the Antichrist. This disaster that is coming upon us will devastate the global financial system, and the people of the world will cry out for someone to save them from this mess.

      And, just like Germany before WWII, the Antichrist will step forward to ‘save the day’ – and enslave mankind.

      I do not know how much time we have between now and then. When we get past this current storm, we’ll be able to see more clearly.

      Just be ready.

      Hey Justin, glad to have that comment. And, thank you for your service. I have a lot of respect for you guys. Seriously.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  8. agree, MagenD, re the fallen flag — like the tumbling of the presidential seal off the podium during obama’s speech to a womens’ empowerment conference, the flag being cast down by the “wind” (Spirit) at that exact moment was a clear signal from the LORD and his servants, concerning both obama and america

    i had not noticed at the time that the flag was situated between 2 RUSSIAN flags — nice catch — also thx for including the nabiy article

    the doubling of the russian flags that sandwich the falling U.S. flag is noteworthy, because most of the judgments prophesied against endtimes Babylon (U.S.) are double-judgments

    This also chimes —

    “‘Then the heavens and earth will rejoice
    for out of the north will come destroying armies
    against Babylon’ says the Lord.”

    (Jeremiah 51:48)


  9. Just found this website and it would appear that you have a very good perspective of how things work with these so called “elites.” I was wondering myself what is to be gained with all of this turmoil being caused over in Ukraine but this perspective really makes sense to me. Hopefully the psychopath US government is not crazy enough to risk a direct conflict with Russia over this phony, textbook CIA color revolution. But perhaps, as you suggested, the “elites” had already calculated the way Russia would respond and what the fascist coup would mean for Europe’s gas supplies. It would make sense that as this economic system of fraud hangs on by a thread and with the illusion of a “recovery” being maintained by the MSM, the “elites” would naturally be looking for a way to shift the blame away from their own criminal actions and onto, of course, a nation state (divide and conquer is the name of the game.) What better way to do that than by forcing Russia’s hand to occupy Crimea and cut off gas supplies to weaken the position of the vulnerable EuroZone zombie banks ? Seems like this whole scenario unfolding could be used as a clever way to blame an economic collapse on Russia’s “aggressive actions in the region,” while the US government takes advantage of the chaotic ignorance of the general public to get them to accept any and all curtailment of their (remaining) freedoms. Food for thought anyway. Just wars and rumors of wars these days. Thank you for dedicating time to writing about these critical events. Blessings.

    • Hi PKLauLau,

      First of all, ask the Lord to direct you. That’s always the first step. (Prayer and Fasting might be required)

      The Lord has directed my wife and I to Taipei, and we have been truly blessed by God here. However, it may not be the safest place. (We’ll see.) However, I do believe that it is a much better option than being in the US.

      Friends in Costa Rica have talked about the many brothers and sisters in Christ there. Also, I have heard good things about Chile and Uruguay – and even Ecuador.

      Stay away from Africa and Europe – unless the Lord specifically calls you there.

      For the rest… well, if you have special language skills or specific work opportunities… you might go for that.

      If you can’t leave the US, move to ‘The American Redoubt’. You can find a discussion of this, here:

      May God hold you close, PK.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little


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