It was always about resources and fundamentals. It was amazing that the Banksters managed to keep the illusion going for so long.
This is why Putin has threatened to strike Saudi Arabia if the Anglo-American Empire attacks Syria - oil is the Achilles Heel of the US economy.
NB I do not agree with Greg on two fronts: that Syria is a civil war, and that the Banksters would not want to see the US economy implode. They just moved base, as I've mentioned before. I suspect Greg knows this, but is protecting his back.