- The war drums are beating louder because the Russia/China (+BRICS + at least 80 nations) alliance are threatening the global economic, financial and monetary hegemony of the western Illuminati. Not only will the petrodollar be abandoned as world reserve currency, the SWIFT system will be fractured when the Gold Trade Settlement system, the alternative to SWIFT, is implemented. Once SWIFT is broken, there is no way for the western Illuminati to enforce global economic and financial hegemony. They will not have total visibility (via the SWIFT) on international transfer of funds. Neither can they lock nations out of international trade using the SWIFT system as countries will simply use the alternative Gold Trade Settlement system.