Brilliant post grid pipe.
So much intellect there under the veil of comedy - well done.
I really like your references to the big picture. Not many people seem to understand the big picture here.
The Reagan administration launched an "economic war" on the Soviet Union by manipulating the price of crude oil down to next to nicks. As The Soviets biggest export, it sent the country broke. It was amazing successful, so would say THE factor in winning the cold War.
No we have China with the largest standing army refurbishing an aircraft carrier and starting to build new ones and there other communist geographic partner North Korea doing God knows what.
Best we send them them broke by applying the old policy in reverse. Make everything they need crazy prices. If you think the commodity boom is based on fundamental "supply and demand" economics - its not!!!!
Damm Chinese got "smarter" than the US and bought up US dollars. They were even potentially going to buy stakes in American Banks. Enter the GFC, best the banks be "bailed out and therefore owned" by the government for the people.
Wouldn't it be nice if other important assets were owned if Qantas was owned "by the people for the people". Little bit harder to engineer this in Australia. Would be nice if AIG or Blackrock took a large stake in it in the meantime.
Is there any element of Truth in any of this???? QF was founded by military men, it helped out in the second world war, remember those Catalina's? It even has a retired General on the Board.
Two other board members also serve on the RIO and BHP board and would be aware of the mining fundamentals vs public mantra I suspect although Im not suggesting they are. There would be "plausible deniability" in any case.
Morale of the story for most people on here. Go fishing, play golf, take up a hobby, don't pull your hair out that you think you can see QF management doing such an appalling job destroying the company.
Leave the "big stuff" to the people that deal with "big stuff" and sleep easy knowing you will be looked after in THE LONG TERM.
Welcome to the 21st century. False flag operations, economic warfare as I said in a previous post - Its a jungle out there