In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reopened the 'gold window', without asking Washington's permission.
[The] truly brilliant economic combination by Putin puts the West led by the United States in a position of a snake, aggressively and diligently devouring its own tail.
At [this] Russian-Chinese festival of life there is a place for everything: Chinese goods, Russian energy resources, and gold - as a means of mutual payment. Only the US dollar has no place at this festival of life.
In chess the situation in which Putin has put the West, led by the US, is called "time trouble".
[Thus,] Russia poses a real threat to the American model of petrodollar world domination.
In any non-nuclear military operation against Russia, in the territory of Russia, the West led by the US is doomed to defeat. And the generals in the Pentagon exercising real leadership of NATO forces are aware of this. [That is,] an exchange of nuclear strikes with a country like Russia is not a solution to the looming problem of the collapse of a petrodollar world.
And this is called "Checkmate", ladies and gentlemen. The game is over.