I have read that Iran is also a big counterfeiter of U.S. $100 bills. They are so good that they cannot be detected except possibly by serial numbers.
We owe Iran big time for many, many reasons. It is one of the few countries I would be happy to see nuked.
>> It is one of the few countries I would be happy to see nuked.
heh... curiously, most of the few nations I would be happy to see nuked are Iran and its near neighbors.
There’s just something about that part of the world (cough: Muhammed) that makes it unattractive “with extreme prejudice”.
The 100 bills that scared the government into currency changes came in about twenty years ago. They were so good the federal reserve couldn’t detect them. All had different serial numbers and they were printed on the same rag paper we use.
A guy busted for drugs blew the whistle. They didn’t believe the money was counterfeit when he told them.
“I have read that Iran is also a big counterfeiter of U.S. $100 bills. They are so good that they cannot be detected except possibly by serial numbers.”
From the book, “The Sectret War with Iran: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against The World”:
‘Yossef Bodansky, who was in charge of the research team for the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, says that in the mid-1970s a Swiss company, with the approval and financial support of the United States, supplied the government of the Shah of Iran with two intaglio presses. They were eventually seized by the revolutionaries. In a special report to the president of the United States, Bodansky wrote that it can be assumed that the high quality of the super-notes can be ascribed to the cadre of Iranian experts trained in the 1970s by the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They were put at the service of the Khomeini regime after the revolution.
Only about twenty people know how to reproduce all of the tens of thousands of intricate details that there are on a dollar banknote plate. Interpol is in touch with each one of these craftsmen. No one knows if it was one of them or someone else who made the plates for the super-bill.’