Robert Willmann, Jr. emails:
This past Monday, 19 August, president Obama had a closed-door meeting with the heads of the Federal Reserve Bank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Comptroller of the Currency.
This curious meeting, a rarity with the chiefs of all the financial agencies plus the Not-Federal Reserve Bank, means that either there is significant deterioration of the financial "system" and the economy, or he wanted to advise them of possible military escalation in Syria and the
Middle East and ask them about the economic impact of such military action, or both.
If Obama asked them if military action against Syria would trash the economy, they certainly answered "no", because two days later came the so-called "gas attack", to further
lay the groundwork for military escalation.