The basis of it is that the main reason we are going to war has nothing to do with oil or anything else... It is an attempt to save the US from having
its economy crumble beneath it and crash into a depression rivaling the 1930s.
I mentioned this in another post: For as long as there has been an oil economy, the US dollar has been the currency standard. However, now that the EU
is here, the Euro gives an alternative to the US dollar standard. The 3 largest oil producers are Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Venezuela, in that order.
Saudi is for the time being hanging onto the US Dollar. Venezuelaís president wants to keep the dollar, but his parliament is dead set on going to the
Euro. There is currently severe political turmoil in Venezuela over this, and if parliament overrules the president, I would expect the CIA to
initiate a coup overnight. Iraq has stated openly it WILL go to the Euro, and the hell with the US. Iran is going to do the same, and that much
pressure may cause Saudi and Egypt to go that way as well.
If the US dollar is replaced by the Euro as the oil standard currency, we will see a HUGE downfall in US economy, worse than what happened in Mexico.
We will become a 3rd world country overnight.
What does all this mean to the US?? Strictly speaking, yes, it does mean that we are fighting a war for the economy. However, I donít disagree with
this. The US has always been very forward in taking whatever action was necessary in order to protect national interests, both domestic and abroad.
This certainly falls under that category.
Of course, this also concerns the whole of the planet. Such a transition will adversely affect the entire planetary economy to very great extent, in
essence driving the entire planet into another Great Depression, a la 1930.
What MB et al were talking about was that the EU was forming a coalition (Can you say France and Germany, who did everything they could to block the
war???) to not only oppose this war and allow OPEC to replace the US dollar, but to actively help in this venture. The EU would be very interested not
only in having their currency come to the forefront, since this would help them financially, but because they are interested in seeing the US go down
The fact that France and Germany are taking active part in seeing this transition take place could potentially lead to a serious conflict between the
US and these countries. While I doubt that we will end up in a serious shooting war between these countries, we will in effect be waging WWIII between
the US and the EU on an economic level, and possibly on a military level, in that we will likely be facing other nations compelled to oppose us by the
EU. This will only make things get worse, but at this point, I fail to see a viable alternative. (This has been in the works for a very VERY long
Our one saving grace in all this is that not all EU members are on board with this plan. The UK is staunchly besides the US (mainly because their
economy is so closely tied to the US), as well as most of the eastern European/former Soviet countries. (Not sure why, maybe they are not so eager to
get involved in another socialist centralized government type of organization since they just got out of one). France and Germany are the main
ringleaders here, but they have a lot of pull.
My prediction is that if we are successful against Iraq, Iran will try to swap currencies, and they will be on our list next. Saudi may take note of
this and keep the status quo. However, the EU is going to be exerting enormous pressure to Saudi to change, and if they do, I PROMISE we will find a
reason to go into Saudi....
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