posted on Mar, 31 2007 @ 07:45 PM
I follow the markets a bit, and tend to adhere to the adage that concerning major political strategies...in the final analysis:"it's about the
money--stupid!"...me, not you.
Along with honoring a request from the UK, which allows them the dignity to deal publicly with this issue themselves ( I think most would agree that
it's appropriate for them to walk point on this one)...I'm motivated to consider the immediate economic consequences of a hard line from the White
After losing 400+ points in February...news of the British hostage story saw oil to spike to a 6 month high...the Dollar falter, and the market began
to sputter again on inflationary concerns.
I believe that ANY involvement from the White House (language...soft, or strong) on this issue, will be interpreted by the market as a step closer to
US conflict with Iran...and an already insecure market, is sure to respond immediately to the negative.
While I don't believe that this is the only reason for the 'silence'...and that much is taking place behind the curtain, I do think that current US
economic vulnerability is worthy of consideration here. It kinda makes sense that the administration would like to see the situation resolved short of
direct, public US involvement....at least for the moment.
Am I completely whacked over here? If so , maybe the good people of ATS can pull me back to center on this one.....
EDIT: 3rd time...kant spel berry wel...make that 4.
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