SOL: The WORLD ecconomy is clearly moving away from the U.S. DOLLAR as the world's base reserve currency. This has been the covert motive behind the ignition of numerous conflicts in the Middle East. Any shift to a "basket of currencies" would be a threat and a devastating blow to the U.S. economy and therefore cause for the U.S. to use whatever means is neccessary to deter any attempts to remove the dollar as the world's trading currency. The current U.S. debt is escallating out of control with the Federal Reserve at the throttle of this runaway train and the Federal Reserve itself being the only major purchaser left for U.S. Treasuries Bonds (in the amount of $85b per month at least until October, then perhaps drop to $45b a month). A shift away from the U.S. dollar as the world's base currency could cause a TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT drop in the American economy alone. This would also have a major ecconomic impact of the world's ecconomy as well, unless done in an orderly and balanced transition. The only way the U.S.'s "fiat" dollar could survive as the world's base currency reserve is to give it value again by pegging it to a NEWLY ESTABLISHED GOLD STANDARD. LETS FACE IT, IF THE U.S. HAD NOT BECOME THE GLOBAL BULLY AND LOST THE RESPECT IT ONCE HAD AS A WORLD LEADER WE WOULDN'T BE FACING AN ECCONOMIC WAR WHERE THE U.S. IS FORCED INTO CRITICAL SURVIVAL MODE.