Showing posts with label Iran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iran. Show all posts

Monday, June 30, 2008

Oh Mr. President, A 3rd War?!!?? (Part 2)


Seymour Hersh has a story up in The New Yorker about what (Hersh believes) the Bush Administration is up to in Iran.

Read the whole thing.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh Mr. President, A Third War?


Well, this is what happens when you elect an inexperienced good old boy from Texas to sit in the Oval Office.

Noted: "Inexperienced" being the key word.

Honestly, we don't have the first clue what our Iran policy should be. We leave that to the real global strategists.

But what we are sure of, without a doubt, is that we don't want the Cowboy Governor kicking in the door of a third country exactly 14 minutes before he exits the world stage forever. We mean honestly, for the love of everything holy.

On the other hand...

Does anyone else think that maybe, just maybe, this Jerusalem Post article (front paged on Drudge) is an attempt by the Bush White House to keep the Iran political debate between Obama and McCain here cooking? And nothing more?

In other words, is the American President (and his advisers) floating stories about forthcoming foreign policy decision that they know they have no intention of making in order to do nothing more than try to influence domestic political events?

No. They won't dare.

Would they?

Truth might very well be stranger than fiction. Especially with this White House.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar For Oil Trades


CNN (and the AP) is reporting.

The first and twelfth story graphs are so "through the looking glass" we think that we might have been slipped some acid earlier in the day:

Iran, OPEC's second-largest producer, has stopped conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars, a top Oil Ministry official said Wednesday, in a concerted attempt to reduce reliance on Washington at a time of tension over Tehran's nuclear program and suspected involvement in Iraq...
However, the U.S. has been wary of targeting Iran's oil industry directly, apparently worried that such a move could drive up crude prices that are already at record levels.
"Reduce reliance on Washington".

&

"the U.S. has been wary of targeting Iran's oil industry directly"

The Iranians are smart enough to reduce their reliance on us (and further reduce the demand for our currency), but what do we do? We fight over some chickensh*t gas tax while at the same time continuing to fill our gas guzzling cars and trucks at the gasoline pumps like the last 50 years never happened.

Isn't anyone else tired of our foreign/economic policy being hijacked by our addiction to an outdated technology?

Because the Iranians sure aren't.

Snark.