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Shortly after 9/11, the CIA created an emergency task force that investigated suspicious Wall Street activity that took place prior to the attack.
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And what many Americans do not know is that their findings were dramatically different than the conclusions reached by the government's 9/11 Commission.
The CIA determined that bets against the stocks of American and United Airlines reached dramatically heightened levels in the days before Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked the three planes that would be used in the attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon.
The fourth plane was downed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers overtook the terrorists.
From their investigation, the CIA came to an important conclusion.
Using the financial markets, they could identify imminent threats to our national security from terrorists, rival nations, and from internal weaknesses lurking inside our economy.
This led to the launch of a sensitive operation called Project Prophecy. And its mission was clear.
Prevent another 9/11. And it may have done just that.
The system built from Project Prophecy proved its accuracy on August 7, 2006 when it detected the warning signs of an impending terrorist attack.
Three days later in London, a plot to blow up 10 U.S. passenger jets was thwarted. And 24 Pakistani extremists were arrested.
However, one of Project Prophecy's architects is now warning that the next attack is about to strike us.
Only this time it is going to come from within.
Jim Rickards is a 3-decade veteran of Wall Street's biggest investment firms and hedge funds. He also helped build the technology infrastructure known as "the brains" of the NASDAQ.
And he is the CIA's Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor.
In an exclusive interview with Money Morning, Rickards revealed that he and his team have detected a series of dangerous economic signals that predict a fast-approaching $100 trillion meltdown.
And they believe it will lead to an event more severe than the 1930s.
A 25-year Great Depression.
Their estimated date for this catastrophe is
Making matters worse, they believe it is impossible to stop.
"Everybody knows we have a dangerous level of debt. Everybody knows the Fed has recklessly printed trillions of dollars. These are secrets to no one," Rickards said in the interview.
"But all signs are now flashing bright red that our chickens are about to come home to roost."
One of the warning signs Rickards revealed that the CIA is closely monitoring concerns the Misery Index.
Decades back it was created to determine how close our country was to a social collapse. It simply adds the true inflation rate with the true unemployment rate.
However, the Federal Reserve has repeatedly changed the way it has been calculated over the years.
"Today you rarely hear the government talk about the Misery Index with the public," Rickards said.
"The reason is they may not want you to know the truth. And the truth is, the Misery Index has now reached levels that are more severe than what we saw prior to the Great Depression. This is a signal of a complex system that's about to collapse."
Rickards continued to share a succession of charts in the interview that proved our country has secretly reached, or exceeded, crisis levels in our stock market, with our dollar, and banking system that are more severe than in 1929.
And he is not alone in his fears.
A startling report from all 16 branches of the U.S. Intelligence Committee has recently surfaced.
It revealed that these agencies have already begun to jointly estimate the impact of "The fall of the dollar as the global reserve currency."
And our reign as the leading superpower being annihilated in a way "equivalent to the end of the British Empire in the post-World War II period."
At one point in the interview, Rickards discussed the 5 flashpoints that could set all of this in motion.
And then he described what would immediately happen in the aftermath.
"I expect the first phase will appear as a nearly instantaneous 70% stock market crash. From the outside, nobody will see it coming." Rickards explained.
"Once it becomes clear that its not a flash crash - it's a systemic meltdown in the economy itself, that's when the gravity of the situation will sink in."
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Warning: Emergency measures have already been put "in play" for this 25-year Great Depression.
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Near the end of the discussion he made an admission that shocked everyone in attendance.
"Our government has already implemented The Day After Plan for this collapse, to be clear that's their name for it, The Day After Plan," Rickards admitted.
They've prepped the locations for an evacuation of our leaders to sites codenamed Area A, Area B, and Site R, which is also known as The Rock.
"Look at it this way. Americans are standing at the bottom of a very tall mountain - Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro...they look up and see an avalanche barreling down."
"Determining the one snowflake that started this chaos shouldn't be our focus. Recognizing the severity of the situation and moving to safety should be," Rickards explained.
The question we should all be asking ourselves now is "what if he's right?"