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Iraq, November, 2000 — After a decade of death, Iraq announced that it would no longer sell its oil for US dollars, but exclusively for Euros. This attack on the dollar was not to be tolerated, as it reduced profits the US enjoyed from being the middleman. The US government, using the powerful mass media, easily convinced the American citizens that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and of harboring al-Qaeda.
Libya, February 2011 — Muammar Gaddafi was organizing a group of North African countries, developing a new, gold-backed currency called the Dinar. The intended use of this currency? To remove dependency on the dollar and the euro, as the countries participating in this plan would accept only gold dinars in exchange for their products and resources.
US and NATO forces launched air strikes in Libya, allowing Gaddafi to be brutally murdered in cold blood, and immediately setting up a central bank, similar to the fed, that of course, would only deal with dollars.
February 2012 — Iranian central bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani announces that they will begin accepting gold as payment for oil. For quite some time Iran had been actively trying to escape the dollar, leading to prolonged “minor” sanctions for decades. This announcement was immediately followed by massive amounts of media coverage regarding the potential nuclear threat of Iran. This was followed by devastating sanctions, which have the explicit goal of crippling Iran’s economy.
A country that had not attacked another country since 1798 suddenly became the greatest threat to the national security to the United States, according to Governor Mitt Romney in the recent presidential debate on foreign policy.
Have any of you noticed that every country that tried to change it's primary oil selling currency, was threatened and attacked by the US?