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Iran to increase military spending by more than two fold

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posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 01:24 AM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that as of March 2012, Tehran will increase its military spending more than two-fold. Meanwhile, US strategic bombers have already been deployed in Qatar in a sign that a military operation of Western countries and Israel against Iran may be on cards. Its regional and global repercussions will be unpredictable, experts warn.
Looks like Iran is preparing for war. War does seem pretty inevitable right now.


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posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 01:26 AM
Well since it's probably their last months as a sovereign country, why not?

I mean, they have nothing to lose.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 01:31 AM
Ahhhh, yes. I can see the 300 Iranian speedboats swarming out of a 40 year old Soviet battleship now.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 02:21 AM
What a threat to the country, that spends far more money for the military than any other one on this planet!
Second is China, but the USA spends six times as much as they do.

According to the World Factbook of the CIA the USA ranks 23rd if you take the GDP as a measure. Iran ranks 62nd.
Funnily the CIA had to estimate the USA's spendings on the data of 2005.

CIA World Factbook

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