Nice try but I'm not buying it at all.
First off, this is nothing new. However you are presenting old material from 2004 like it is brand new. The first paragraph from 2004 in your
original post is from the Global Research site (perhaps ripped off from other sites since it seems to be someone's quote, which sends up red flags
The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target:
In fact the Iranian oil trading Bourse already opened in 2008, two years ago and I don't think it affected the dollar that much at all.
As stated by other posters I don't think the US cares which currency Iran prefers to trade their oil with.
Although Iran produces a heck of a lot of crude, it equates to about 5% of the total worldwide crude production.
Iran is OPEC’s second-largest producer after Saudi Arabia. In 2008, Iran produced approximately 4.2 million barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) of
total liquids, of which roughly 3.9 million bbl/d was crude oil, equal to about 5 percent of global production
I think the real reason for attacking Iran has more to do with the strong Israeli lobby and influence on American politics. Israel is getting nervous
from the service and wants to make sure we have their back when they take out Iran's nuclear assets.
Not to jump off topic, but it is suspected in various intel organizations most notably MI6 believe that Iran already possesses nuclear weapons,
probably acquired from Russia or China. The British PM already stated this, although he probably retracted the statement shortly after this blunder.
We gotta be careful here, realize there is a lot going on behind the scenes.
Also from a personal perspective, we may not be perfect, but Iran's gov't is barbaric in how they treat their people ... women in particular. To
allow honor killings of women who haven't done a thing. To let people be stoned to death. These people are very religious, and would love to bring
the 12th imam out of that well... the only way to do this is to start armageddon.
While the leaders are religious zealouts, the people hate their gov't. Most are pro western and want to see them gone as much as you or I for their
radical style of governing. Its a really bad situation.
So this basically throws MAD out the window, when your advesary does not use the same logic you use. As in, maybe their leaders are crazy enough not
to care if all of Iran glows green and is turned into a huge radioactive parking lot... That is the price they seem willing to pay... in their mind
they would have done a glorious thing to bring about the 12 imam (or is it 13th?), they would see theirselves as muslim saints if Israel was wiped off
This is the opposite of the Iraq situation, where Saddam was much more predictable due to the simple fact he was secular and not a religious radical.
Predicting religous radical behavior is not easy in the fact decisions made are not always logical. And when you combine this fact with the same
radical mullahs having the bomb makes for a sticky situation.
I'm not advocating attacking any nation pre-emtively. But ask anyone in the region, especially Saudi Arabia... A nuclear Iran is NOT a stablizing
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