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In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford signed a directive that granted Iran the opportunity to purchase U.S. built reprocessing equipment and facilities designed to extract plutonium from nuclear reactor fuel.
According to Washington Post Staff Writer Dafna Linzer, “Ford’s team endorsed Iranian plans to build a massive nuclear energy industry, but also worked hard to complete a multibillion-dollar deal that would have given Tehran control of large quantities of plutonium and enriched uranium – the two pathways to a nuclear bomb. Either can be shaped into the core of a nuclear warhead, and obtaining one or the other is generally considered the most significant obstacle to would-be weopons builders.”
Originally posted by Perseus Apex
The US dollar and the Euro are owned and managed by the same international bankster folk. I need look past the first paragraph. I choose not to read further for regret of disgust.
Do you know what you say or are you told what to say?
There are only two choices.
Neither one has grace or worth.
What are you racing from?
[edit on 23-8-2010 by Perseus Apex]
To fight sanctions, we will remove the dollar and euro from our foreign exchange basket and will replace them with (the Iranian) rial and the currency of any country cooperating with us," Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi told Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency. "We consider these currencies (dollar and euro) dirty and won't sell oil in dollar and euro,"
Originally posted by airspoon
reply to post by Perseus Apex
It doesn't matter who controls what currency. I too happen to believe that those who control the European currency, also control the US currency, however the system of influence over the international commodities market is designed by the control of the USD.
This isn't about who controls the currency controls the market, you have to look at the larger picture here. It's not as if Europe would benefit just because the commodities market converts to the Euro, as opposed to the dollar.
Again, the system of control over the world's commodity market has been designed around the USD and if that's replaced, it would shift control of the world's commodities out of the hands of TPTB. Why do you think that Iran has made this move? It's not as if Iran like Europe any better than the US. They did this to pry control away from the elites, in an effort to disperse control of the international oil market and the rest of the commodities as a whole.
Currencies aren't independent.