“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”
The war in Syria started way back in 1971 when President Nixon decided to no longer back US$ with the federal gold reserves, circulating additional money that was required to support the Vietnam War.
During the Falklands War, Argentina adopted the same practice, turning its currency into a worthless piece of paper.
That did not happen to the American currency US$ because Kissinger successfully negotiated with leaders of major oil-producing countries to trade their liquid commodities solely in the US$.
For as long as there is a demand for oil, there is also a demand for US$, thus preserving the value of the American currency.
This strategy worked well for the USA and the rest of the world.
The stability of the US$ ensured a stability of oil prices and consequently…