Banking on Trouble

I came across this article a few days ago: All Wars Are Bank Wars, and I also listened to the attached Podcast, HERE. I found it very disturbing, but convincing. Today I came across two articles that are also equally concerning after reading the above: World top bankers warn of dire consequences if U.S. defaults

The second article mentions the glitch that shut down food stamps in 15 states. It is not related to the banks, but the syncronicity is concerning. food stamps

Review the info from above, and please offer your thoughts and opinions.