05 March, 2007

Iran USA = Dollar-Euro war

In reality Iran is a big threat to the USA because of its capabilities to devalue the US dollar.
When Iran enables world-wide oli-trading done in EUROS, banks will not need to hold enormous US dollar reserves, and can sell it off. Currently the world lends the USA 2b dollars PER DAY to cover the trade deficit (check the CIA world factbook, look at the bottom of the list!)
Normally the USA has to shrink it's spending to third-world levels, but of course the US generals are prepared for mass murder, having their SPACE WEAPONS are prepared

USA Iran euro dollar conflict.

Iran and US Bases
Iran and US Bases

Campaign Iran has pointed out that the current media spin about Iran, some of which appears to originate from MI6, bears more than a passing resemblance to the WMD hype that preceded the ongoing slaughter of 650,000+ Iraqis. So are we on the verge of a massive escalation of the criminal US-UK imperial war?

There have been many warnings [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ] about the possible use of US or Israeli nuclear weapons against Iran. Furthermore, Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research has warned that this is just one part of the US "military roadmap" for the Middle East [ text | video | audio ], while Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed wrote last summer that the war had already started.

Needless to say, a war on Iran would be illegal, and would only add to the long list of war crimes that Bush, Blair and their conspirators are guilty of. But then, what would legality matter if we became a planet of the nuclear dead?

Read: Selected Articles on the Proposed US-Israeli Nuclear War on Iran | Articles on the looming war with Iran | Middle East: Cradle or Graveyard of Empire? | Indybay feature: The US gears up for war with Iran

Daily Telegrams

On 24 April, 2006, John Pilger wrote in the New Statesman: “We now know that the BBC and other British media were used by MI6, the secret intelligence service. In what was called ‘Operation Mass Appeal‘, MI6 agents planted stories about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction - such as weapons hidden in his palaces and in secret underground bunkers. All these stories were fake.”

In an almost exact repeat of those events in 2002 and 2003, the British mainstream media are now reflexively boosting the US claim that Iran presents a threat to the West. Even as the staggering catastrophe in Iraq continues to be played out, the BBC and other media are yet again preparing the public mind for more war. If the public can be convinced that this latest 'threat' is real, then politicians can again unleash their bombers with impunity (see these examples: BBC’s support for US war propaganda on Iran | Is The Independent for or against a military attack on Iran?)

A report, put together by Campaign Iran and published at the end of 2006, revealed that Daily Telegraph's political editor Con Coughlin, the man who 'broke the story' of Iraq’s 45 minute WMD capacity, was behind 16 articles containing unsubstantiated allegations against Iran over the past 12 months. The Press Complaints Commission has launched its third investigation into Coughlin in as many months after a number of high level complaints about his latest article on Iran. The investigation is looking at an article by Coughlin on 24 January relying on an unnamed "European defence official" alleging that North Korea is helping Iran prepare a nuclear weapons test.

Back in 2000, the British Journalism Review remarked that "officers of MI6... had been supplying Coughlin with material for years." It is known that the MI6 has a shadowy programme called "I/Ops" (Information Operations), whose activities within Fleet Street have never before been so clearly exposed.

What is it really about?

Well, it's clearly not about Iran's nuclear plants that the US had sold to Iran in the first place. Nor is it about the alleged nuclear weapons development any more than the war against Iraq was about Iraq's never-found WMD. No substantive evidence has ever been found by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) suggesting that Iran has a covert nuclear weapons programme (see here for more details).

In December 2006, William Clark published a long article analysing the real reasons for a possible attack on Iran. Under the title "Hysteria Over Iran and a New Cold War with Russia: Peak Oil, Petrocurrencies and the Emerging Multi-Polar World", it touched on some issues that are not often publicly considered as key motivations for the imperial war, namely the Iranian Oil Bourse and the threat to the petrodollar.

Until Saddam Hussein made his decision in the autumn of 2000 to switch to a petroeuro arrangement, efforts by the US and UK to maintain the global petrodollar system were very successful, due in large part to the “special relationship” between Washington and the Saudi monarchy. [...] Following operation "Iraqi Freedom", the other Persian Gulf oil exporter threatening to undermine US supremacy is Iran.

I propose that, despite the ongoing subterfuge, the US and the UK establishment are far more concerned about Iran’s upcoming Internet-based oil exchange, or "oil bourse", which over time could undermine the global supremacy of the petrodollar.

This assertion is based on the fact that Washington is quietly but actively engaged in economic warfare against Tehran. The goal is to undermine the proposed oil bourse via “smart sanctions.” Should this strategy fail, it appears that a military option is under serious consideration by the Bush administration.

Criticisms of Campaign Iran

Campaign Iran was created in October, 2006, when Action Iran, Iran Solidarity and the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII UK) merged to form a single organisation. Some on the left, like Yassamine Mather, have been critical of Campaign Iran and its tactics of lobbying Downing Street.

"For Iranian socialists inside and outside the country," Mather wrote, "neither the three components nor the new merged organisation address the essential issues concerning the plight of the Iranian people at a time when the threat of some form of imperialist intervention must be taken seriously. The accusation of appeasing a reactionary regime is echoed by many left activists in Iran."

Yassamine Mather and others have set up another campaign called Hands Off the People of Iran.

Stop the War Before It Starts

The 'godfather' of Neocons, Zbigniew Brzezinski, recently warned that the war could be started with "some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran". This is very similar to the 'plan' that Michel Chossudovsky wrote about back in August 2006: "Vice President Dick Cheney is reported to have instructed USSTRATCOM to draw up a contingency plan," which "used the pretext of a 'second 9/11', which has not yet happened, to prepare for a major military operation against Iran."

Yet, as John Pilger wrote, "privileged journalists, scholars and artists, writers and thespians, who sometimes speak about 'freedom of speech', are as silent as a dark West End theatre. What are they waiting for? The declaration of another thousand year Reich, or a mushroom cloud in the Middle East, or both?"

. 17.Feb.2007 03:56

The photo of Iwo Jima is one of the most recognized pieces of American history and imagery. The RAND Corp. studied and twisted grassroots organizing tactics, as explained here and here:

[Image] http://bikesummer.org/CanRAND.html
[Image] http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/02/16/18364555.php

Now connect these dots to see how BushCo manipulated imagery to launch its wars in the Middle East:

[Image] http://bikesummer.org/2007/iwo_jima.jpg

[Image] http://bikesummer.org/SFCMvideo/PIC00004.JPG

[Image] http://www.coreykoberg.com/9-11-01/IwoFirefighters-large.jpg

Much, much more video and pictures at:
[Image] http://bikesummer.org/

Judge for yourself

from http://www.indymedia.org/fr/2007/02/879774.shtml


Iran oil bourse to open soon
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:39:13

Iran's petroleum exchange will begin operation in the near future, said the secretary of the country's High Council for Free Trade and Industrial Zones on Saturday.

Mahmud Salahi said Iran decided to establish a euro-based oil bourse on the Persian Gulf island of Kish, because "there was no such oil trading body in the region."

"Iran's oil bourse could help many countries transact petroleum under more favorable conditions," he said.

He did not say when exactly the bourse would open.

The official also said that senior officials from the Oil Ministry and the Kish Free Trade Zone Organization (KFTZO) will meet with members of the Majlis (Iran's parliament) Energy Commission in the near future to discuss issues related to making the groundbreaking project operational.

Salahi said the KFTZO and a number of other Iranian bodies have made large investments in the project.

The oil bourse would transact petroleum, petrochemicals and gas in various non-dollar currencies, primarily the euro. It would also establish a euro-based pricing mechanism for oil trading, or oil marker as it is called by traders.

The three current oil markers are all U.S.-dollar denominated.

The two major oil bourses are the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in New York City and the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) in London. The Iranian bourse would establish a fourth oil marker, denominated by the euro.



Oil bourse to be put up in Kish in near future: minister

Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Feb 13, IRNA

Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh Monday night in this southern island said that a stock market for trade in shares of oil companies will be established in Iran's southern of Kish in the near future.

Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of an inspection tour of a local gas transfer operation, the minister said the stock market will be set up in cooperation with the oil and finance ministries.

The stock market will be open to the public soon after the appointment of a managing director and members of a board of directors. 1394/2321/1414



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