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Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison Planet.com | March 16 2006
Congressman Ron Paul has contradicted other high profile warnings that a military strike on Iran is right around the corner by opining that any act of aggression is still some time away and that the build-up to another war is still in the propaganda phase of being sold to the American people.
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show, Paul speculated that the Iranian oil bourse issue cannot be the only and most pressing reason for war because a similar situation arose before the Iraq invasion yet the Europeans' attitude was different.
Many speculate that the last straw for the US and Israel will be when Iran prices its oil in Euros and others follow suit.
"If they demand Euros for their oil it might not have a tremendous ramification immediately but if they do in other OPEC nations follow then they start trading oil in Euros it will have a lot of ramifications, said Paul."
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Not that I think he's lying, but I don't trust that he knows enough to secure us under the circumstances.
Originally posted by leejones
it looks like it has begun
BAGHDAD, March 17 (Reuters) - U.S. officials in Iraq on Friday again accused Iran of meddling in its neighbour's internal affairs, saying the Islamic Republic was carrying out "unhelpful activities" there.
Dialogue with Iran over Iraq without N-issue: Rice
US accuses Iran of "unhelpful activities" in Iraq
BAGHDAD, March 17 (Reuters) - U.S. officials in Iraq accused Iran again on Friday of meddling in its neighbor's internal affairs, saying the Islamic Republic was carrying out "unhelpful activities" there.
The charge came a day after Iran said it accepted a proposal by a leading Iraqi Shi'ite leader to open a dialogue with the United States on Iraq.
A U.S. embassy statement said Washington was "concerned about unhelpful Iranian activities in Iraq. These concerns are well known and we have talked about them."
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Hey thanks Jak, for that link, and well, you know...
And lee, I assume what you meant by "it has begun" is the propaganda campaign? or what?
Originally posted by jefferson101
It seems that Iran is still reasonable (or pretend it to be at least).
By JENNIFER LOVEN
The Associated Press
Saturday, March 18, 2006; 1:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's top foreign policy adviser said Friday that Iran's new willingness to talk about Iraq with the United States is probably a ploy designed to "divert pressure and divert attention" from international concern that Tehran wants a nuclear bomb.
"What is interesting is that the Iranians would choose now, at this moment, in such a very public way, to embrace this idea and try to expand it to a negotiation about a broader set of issues," Hadley said.
"The concern, therefore, is that it is simply a device by the Iranians to try and divert pressure that they're feeling in New York, to try and drive a wedge between the United States and the other countries with which we are working on the nuclear issue and, if you will, divert pressure and divert attention."
Hadley added: "Obviously, this is something that we and those who are working with us on these issues will not let happen."
But officials made clear that any talks with Iran would be given as low-key a status as possible, in an effort to defuse any broader benefit Iran might gain. The Bush administration is also sensitive to possible criticism that talks with Iran represent negotiating with terrorists.
The American ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, in charge of discussions on the talks, said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press that any meeting should be held in Baghdad. He also made clear that discussions would be limited only to issues related to Iraq, not the standoff over Tehran's nuclear activities, and would represent merely a face-to-face forum for the United States to state concerns it has expressed publicly.
"This is not a negotiation by any means," McClellan said.