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Iran taunts America: How long can debt-laden US remain world power?
Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/18/2012

Posted on 10/18/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Ahmadinejad says US influence in world affairs waning due to massive debt and loss of legitimacy, adds West increasingly questioning legitimacy of "Zionist regime," hints EU hurt more by sanctions than Iran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the impending downfall of the "US empire," blaming the collapse on a combination of the country's massive debt and its loss of legitimacy within the international community, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported Thursday.

“How long can a government with a $16 trillion foreign debt remain a world power?” he asked at a press conference with Kuwaiti media personnel. "The Americans have injected their paper wealth into the world economy and today the aftermaths and negative effects of their pseudo-wealth have plagued them.”

He added: “An empire, or a government, remains in power so long as the people under its power support it, but today the Americans have acted in a way that the world nations do not like them at all, and therefore, their international legitimacy is annihilated.”

Ahmadinejad also predicted that the West would soon drop their alliance with the "Zionist regime," saying that Westerners and US politicians are increasingly "at a loss" as to why Israel exists.

Downplaying the effect of Western sanctions on the Iranian economy, Ahmadinejad said that the Islamic Republic would persevere. "The hegemonic powers have no way [forward], but to change the conditions.” Earlier this month, riots broke out in Tehran in protest of the collapse of the rial currency, which has lost some two-thirds of its value against the dollar in the past 15 months, stoking inflation that is now running at around 25 percent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: debt; iran; usa; worldpower

1 posted on 10/18/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

oh, until we are driving our M1 Abrams tanks thru the streets of Tehran


2 posted on 10/18/2012 3:05:30 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: SeekAndFind

Ahmed, wait your turn.

The day after Nov. election, you will be relived/replaced.

Just in case you forget YOU don’t run the show.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 3:08:46 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
“How long can a government with a $16 trillion foreign debt remain a world power?” he asked at a press conference with Kuwaiti media personnel. "The Americans have injected their paper wealth into the world economy and today the aftermaths and negative effects of their pseudo-wealth have plagued them.”

Well, at least someone gets it... too bad DO doesn't.

4 posted on 10/18/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

* DC, not DO.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 3:10:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If it was up to me, as long as it took to push that button.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:22 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: SeekAndFind
He is right about America's massive debt and our loss of influence in the world - thanks to Hussein. And, Hussein’s acts toward Israel make it true that Hussein would dump Israel if he could.

Criminal countries, such as Iran and others, hated Bush, but they feared him and this country. No “evil” country fears Hussein, ‘cause he's on their side.

7 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:41 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What? Iran hasn’t become a friend of the U. S. as promised by Barack Obama in 2008?

Wait a minute! Weren’t all nations going to become our friends, because of Obama’s “new world outlook”, and his friendship with them?

Ouch. He F’d up again.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 3:20:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hate to say it, but he is right.

Our debt will be the undoing of this country.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT by vonkayel
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s right.

I’ve been thumping the exact same drum here on FR. People don’t seem to believe it.

There’s an example which people can examine easily: Look at the decline of Britain from WWI to post-WWII, and you see what lays in store for us if we continue down the road we’re on.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 3:26:20 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: SeekAndFind
Not very long at all if your boy is reelected...

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11 posted on 10/18/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: NVDave; SeekAndFind

Unfortunately, you’re both right about this. We’ve been living a delusional pipe-dream for decades.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SeekAndFind
The fact that the iranians can't find any manufacturers to sell them printers to print more money is kind of telling even if it is because of the sanctions...
13 posted on 10/18/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot longer than a plutonium-laden goatf***ers’ sandhole can remain habitable.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 3:48:26 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

how long can the US remain a world power?...

long enough to kick their a$$e$ and all the other pi$$ant countries that continue to take our money & aid and then proceed to: kill our people, help others kill our people, threaten to kill our people, bully our people, and pick on any of our friends, specifically Israel.

We still have enough planes and enough bombs to make that country into a nice piece of pavement. And enough aggravated current/former military folks who are willing to go do it for our country.

This little man and his bragging is equivalent to Hitler and his bragging. We waited too long on Hitler; let’s not do the same this time.

And why the he)) do we keep letting him into our country to talk at the UN?! GRRRRRR!


15 posted on 10/18/2012 3:48:49 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

That is one guy I would like to see an MQ-1 Predator get in its crosshairs. But...that’s just me (and likely every Freeper).


16 posted on 10/18/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: vonkayel

he is right unfortunately we have allowed our represenatives to enslave us to our debt..either we stop spending and cut the federal g to near nothing or the federal g will enslave us.. g=gangsta


17 posted on 10/18/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT by aces
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To: LeoWindhorse

Why isnt Ahmadinejad’s Name on a predator Rectal implant yet?....

If Obama wants to claim the “Tough Guy Commander in Chief”
Lets see Him prove it By making this Human Rat a red stain in the dirt......and If he gets a few Mullahs in the splatter Zone....Hell Ill Vote for him.!...then he will get 11 Votes in all...


18 posted on 10/18/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: NVDave

Gotta agree with you on this one.

We need a turn-around. Now.

Not soon. Not next week. Right now.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 8:16:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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Why is the loathsome artifact of Nazi Germany still breathing?


20 posted on 10/18/2012 8:55:00 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He raises a good question...


21 posted on 10/18/2012 9:55:52 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: SeekAndFind; LeoWindhorse

Iran is right — a debt-ridden state cannot be a superpower very long. and that is Obama’s game-plan. Shout it out aloud...


22 posted on 10/19/2012 2:55:21 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

baraq is running around saying that he needs more time to “finish the job”.

Isn’t hard to figure out what the job there is.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 6:49:43 AM PDT by Texas resident (Let's elect an American this time.)
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To: DoughtyOne
“Wait a minute! Weren’t all nations going to become our friends, because of Obama’s “new world outlook”, and his friendship with them?”

I really think that should be brought up by the RNC or Romney.
Obama spewed that line of BS during the 2008 election. I find this to be a very potent issue to call him out on. The world would break out into peace with chirping birds and calm breezes, because the hate for America would vanish with Obama as President.

Why hasn't he been called out on this?

24 posted on 10/19/2012 6:59:51 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He should talk

One of my students this semester is from Iran and we were talking after class this week and he said that the Iranian economy is about to collapse and the people are ready to revolt.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 7:02:39 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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