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Posted on 12/06/2006 1:44:01 PM PST by FARS
SERIOUS CHATTER INDICATES SOME HEAVY DUTY EVENTS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE IN OR RELATIVE TO IRAN.
Far bigger activity than Human Rights student demonstrations scheduled for Iran today. More when I get clearer details but it appears some serious political activity or plan has come into play.
As a side bar, note Iran has virtually stopped accepting Dollars for oil payments being made to it. This unlinking of the dollar from oil can create a worldwide disaster as the Dollar loses its underpinning - oil.
NOTE: the Dollar has already lost strength against other currencies in the past couple of weeks.
Central Banks would begin to lighten their Dollar holdings to minimize their losses as the value of the dollar declines, putting ever more pressure on the Dollar.
Even creating a run on it, similar to a run on a bank which becomes insolvent and depositors rushing to withdraw their money. Destabilizing the bank even further.
The downward spiral of the Dollar will soon drag down other currencies. One of the reasons we went into Iraq was to prevent this slippery slope. Russia, Saddam Hussein and a couple of other countries like Nigeria had put selling their oil mostly in Euros on the table.
Had OPEC been allowed to follow suit, the whole world, not just the USA would have suffered inconceivable economical dislocation.
Go to "Oil Story Revisited" via the Archive Details link in the left hand column. Far more dangerous than nuclear weapons, if the dollar crashes - and under some circumstances it will be hard, or impossible, to prevent this. The world economy crashes with it.
Because there was some vestige of sanity in the old Iranian Mullah leadership, till about a year ago, when Ahmadi-Nejad was "selected" President, mostly to protect their own enormous wealth, the Mullahs were careful not to destabilize the value of the Dollar.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who was a destitute cleric at the time of the 1979 Khomeini revolution, fairly recently moved some two BILLION Dollars of personal assets from various holdings around the world into a couple of Moslem Asian countries like Malaysia, Brunei and also Singapore.
(Ahmadi-Nejad - on behalf of Iran, emptied Swiss bank vaults of gold bullion owned by Iran at around the same time).
Khamenei used to live in a two room dwelling in the poorest part of town feeding himself and his family through sporadic, tiny, charitable donations in the city of Mash'had in North-East Iran.
His only income came from joining (unsolicited) a multiple of other insignificant clerics at burials, following the casket or shroud to the grave and singing "dirges" hoping to receive a tip from the family and mourners.
Were it not "religious" we would rightly term it begging.
By contrast, Ahmadi-Nejad, also coming from an impoverished family has lived frugally all his life, owns little or nothing and cannot imagine not being able to supply himself with the unleavened bread and Fetta cheese, tea and daily stew on which he lives. World crash or no world crash.
Interestingly, when "ayatollah" Khamenei was an indigent cleric, he was asked his philosophy about how he might operate were he to wake up and find himself the most powerful man in Iran. The allegory used was "find himself in the shoes of the Shah".
After protests he could not imagine himself in such a high position, he stated he would take the wealth of the nation and distribute it all among the populace, specially the poor, so nobody would have to face the misery and poverty he was enduring.
Look at the misery, torture, imprisonment and poverty he has inflicted since then on his erstwhile (beloved??) fellow citizens.
He showed the same mentality and ignorance of fiscal and economical requirements that Khomeini did when he arrived on scene in 1979. Both these ignorant clerics could recite the Koran but in all other subjects knew next to nothing - and I am not exaggerating. They resemble students who go to school forever but only study one subject - philosophy - to the exclusion of everything else.
Shortly after his return, Khomeini responded to a question about Iran's forthcoming budget, with "I have it on a piece of paper in my pocket!" Referring to what required several thick volumes (just as indexes) and suitcases in which to carry them to the Majliss (parliament) for ratification.
By the way, the self-righteous Ahmadi-Nejad, apparently is not as righteous as he pretends, reportedly passing sizeable contracts to his brother while mayor of Tehran and according to some sources lining his own pockets.
And the pockets of the representative of the Hojatieh spiritual leader, Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, attached his personal office/secretariat and "keeper of the gate" without whose approval nobody gets to see Ahmadi-Nejad.
Not even his own staff or Cabinet Ministers.
Putting all this into perspective, Ahmadi-Nejad has suddenly ratcheted up his threats to cover the whole Western civilization, not just Israel, disappearing from the face of the earth. He only has a half dozen nukes, so he is certainly referring to his oil/currency disruptive capability.
A far deadlier weapon than the subject of nuclear weapons, which has kept focus off the radar screen of the news media, tactical and strategic analysts, intel assessments and those in power.
Hopefully, the new Democrat Congress will get over their myopic Bush bashing and rise to the occasion and literally help save the world.
If they wish to be around long enough to enjoy their win. Not politically but in real life as millions of Americans lose jobs, incomes etc., which even the US government cannot help overcome with Welfare or soup kitchens.
This applies in Spades to the European Union that still has its head stuck deep in the sand, pretending it cannot happen, when it certainly will. Unless stopped just as drastically as the drastic consequences of not doing so.
Hitler will have been a walk in the park compared to what we are about to receive.
I ask this question of all readers: better destroy 400,000 Revolutionary Guards and all of their equipment (simply burying the entrances to nuclear facilities will suffice for now on that aspect), perhaps inflict somewhere in the region of 40,000 civilian deaths as collateral damage and thus open the way for a suddenly freed populace to rise up and destroy the Mullahs - or play nice and civilized (they do not) and suffer tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions of casualties around the globe, in death and suffering when the global economy crashes?
Inconceivable? Not if you follow the dotted lines and know your global economy and how fragile it really is. There is not enough money in the world to buy up suddenly available dollars to bolster the currency, even if every Central Bank decided to do that instead of divesting itself out of self-preservation.
Think carefully about being goody-goody two shoes in this clash of cultures led by an Islamic nutcase.
If they do, they do. You can't do much to stop people from cutting off their nose to spite their face, even if it hurts us. All we can do is pull together and survive and not worry about the crashing economies all over the world.
The $US has stabilized versus the $EU the past few days.
And does Alan Peters have a source of his own for his assertion that Iran already has half a dozen nukes?
True fact. We will complain bitterly and continue as usual, maybe cutting back on some things a little, but the emerging economies will be in flames.
Maybe I can use that old Mexican 1991 5000-peso note that I have tucked away somewhere and buy some pennies with it.
Not that he wasn't ready, willing and able all along.
I'd probably call it an Assembly of Idiots. If Iran really does start buying oil in Euros, and that severely hurts the world economy, how are they going to acquire suddenly-scarce food and gasoline for their people? Idiots.
They'd rather have millions of fellow muslims die of starvation from lack of imported food than see America continue to succeed.
Yahoo! Goods manufactured in the US will become more marketable.
Well, we're ready, and we're able. The only question left is: "Are we willing?"
Now, count the number of mosques in your neighbourhoods, note their locations, then stay well armed and safe......................FRegards
Iran's a threat - I don't know why people don't see it...
"FARS there is no way the Iranians are going to crash the US economy. If they do, they crash the world economy and theirs right along with it."
"Could also be that the sick banking system of China is about to have a major hiccup".
Iran has only just started to insist on Euros or barter instead of the dollar. Unless exacerbated by a run on the dollar and a crash of our currency, it will take a bit of time for the effect to take hold.
In the meantime, we could see an ever downward value trend with some small temporary recoveries as the world tries to resist the plunge. But as I said, in the long run there is not enough money in the world to bolster the Dollar should a run on it occur. Or stop the run.
"And does Alan Peters have a source of his own for his assertion that Iran already has half a dozen nukes?"
Thanks for the ping!
"One of the reasons we went into Iraq was to prevent this slippery slope. "huh ?"
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