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Originally posted by ressiv
hmm how many wars has the usa really won after ww2.....my guesses are zero........:-(
Can we PLEASE stop using this bronze-age farmer's manual as anything more than a story book? ****It's retarded.****
warning military action will very likely be taken against Iran in the event diplomatic efforts to stop them gaining nuclear capability fail.
Originally posted by nh_ee
here is a summary :
"The petrodollar system is no different than the gold standard. Today’s currency is simply underwritten by the one vital source of energy upon which every industrialized society depends—oil. If the dollar is de-linked from oil; it will no longer serve as the de-facto international currency and the US will be forced to reduce its massive trade deficits, rebuild its manufacturing capacity, and become an export nation again. The only alternative is to create a network of client regimes who repress the collective aspirations of their people so they can faithfully follow directives from Washington. "
I just read a blog about gold and it's effects on current history. It seems that the US aquired most of the worlds mined gold, after WWII. And our currency, even after the seperation from gold, became a world currency. It still is. Problem now is that this gold is being 'loaned' out, on a new deception twist by the US government. They can have no gold, but claim they do based on their receipts for 'loaning' it out. The US has enough oil to last us a thousand years, BUT the Communist Democratic Party has stopped all drilling and use of that oil. This is resulting in a huge fight in Congress, with the Communist Democrats turning out the lights on the Socialist Rebumblicans who refused to leave on their three month(?) paid vacation, until the oil problem was resolved. Now Pelosi is caving under the pressure of MANY signed petitions demanding she renege. She is actually listening to her constituents! Amazing. Noone else in government gives a hoot.
Trade deficits; a huge lie. We take in TEN TIMES (before the oil scam) more money than we spend overseas. We were the manufacturer for the world, post WWII. No longer. Now, we invent, we manage, we create, we make movies and songs. We use our heads, not our hands. We have 6% of global population, and 56% of world wealth. Why? Did we steal it? Hardly. We earned it. Which is not to say that many of the US actions have not been dishonest, and theft. But the preponderance of that wealth was honest. The 'elite', like al Baraq Obama bin Biden, don't like us peons to have any money, so they are surreptitiously taking it away thru frauds like the AMA, the ADA, big oil, auto manufacturing, and a host of other very dishonest businesses. And they are using 'their' government who really don't give a hoot about law. Not the politicians, not the lawyers, not the judges, and certainly not the thugs who call themselves 'law enforcement'. If the law were observed, those thugs would all be in prison because they consider themselves above the law, and carry out crimes with the blessing and direction of their criminal organizations. And, right now, they are above the law. So yes, we do need to clean up our own house, but with the power to stop or prevent abuses of power worldwide, we would be accomplices if we allowed them to commit their barbaric acts. At least, ours are usually more subtle. Even the demons pretend to be angels.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian state-run company building Iran's first nuclear plant said Monday that preparations for the reactor's launch had entered their final stage.
Atomstroiexport chief Leonid Reznikov said that by year's end the company will take steps that will make the launch of the Bushehr plant "irreversible."
Company spokeswoman Irina Yesipova said the launch date will be determined after talks between Russian and Iranian nuclear officials this month.
Iranian officials have said that Bushehr would be launched this fall.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will discuss Iran's nuclear program at a special meeting of senior ministers on Wednesday, officials said.
Israeli Radio said government officials were concerned by reports that Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station was nearing completion.