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Originally posted by 27jd
There are alot of things that fit nicely into our own perceptions, but where's the evidence that the Iranians are acting under foreign influence?? It's really getting frustrating to read all these opinions presented as solid fact. Is it possible? Sure, but so far there is no evidence of internal interference by any other nation, and I noticed you didn't really mention the UK in the list of players of this game, yet the UK is the country the Iranian regime is primarily blaming.
Iran, like other neighbors of Afghanistan and Pakistan, was invited to attend the summit. But tensions between the West and Tehran have risen since Iran's disputed June 12 election. And, the Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki said on Wednesday he had no plans to attend the meeting.
Iran has accused Western powers of supporting street protests against the re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Protests continue in Tehran and in many Western countries. A group of demonstrators also gathered in the city center of Trieste.
Originally posted by Lazyninja
Excellent post, star and flag. You have a perfect grasp on the situation, I have nothing to add or dispute about that at all.
I wish more people could see past their rose tinted spectacles that they view their America through. Blind patriotism and sheeplike following of the MSM seems to be the order of the day. Thankfully now with the internet more people are waking up and threads like this are helping.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
China and US head for trade war
China could face censure at the World Trade Organisation after the US and Europe lodged a joint complaint over its restrictions on raw materials exports
Europe and the United States announced last night co-ordinated action against China for busting World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules by restricting exports of essential raw materials, raising fears of a damaging east-west trade war in the depths of the global recession.
Ron Kirk, the US trade representative, accused Beijing of putting a "giant thumb on the scale" by restricting exports of commodities including silicon, coke and zinc, to give Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage over their international rivals. "It's our job to make sure we remove that thumb from that scale," he said in Washington. "Today's action is proof of our commitment to level the playing field in this area."
Originally posted by RDR17
reply to post by FlyersFan
So true! Good post. Human beings want to live in freedom. End of story. My wife tells me that the people there are so different than how they are portrayed in our media. There are well educated, and most love the American People and what this country is supposed to stand for. All the global power positioning clouds what is really a simple issue. People of all types desire freedom and peace.
This country proves that under the right set of circumstances people from all walks of life, all religions, all races, can live amongst one another in relative peace.