sure tale sign of an Iranian war brewing...

Discussion in 'Economics' started by PocketChange, Aug 7, 2011.


    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's new oil minister says he wants the Revolutionary Guard's economic conglomerate to replace foreign gas and oil companies, the official IRNA news agency reported.

    The minister, Rostam Qasemi, had been the chief of the economic conglomerate until his appointment last week to the government post.

    The economic conglomerate, Khatam-ol-Anbiya, is the Revolutionary Guard's most important economic unit and is the largest contractor of government projects including major oil and gas projects.

    "Khatam-ol-Anbiya ... should convert to a successor to foreign big companies," Qasemi said, according to IRNA.
  2. With the U.S. back on its heels (downgrade, Afghanistan), now is the time for all corrupt entities to act badly - like this Iranian nationalization.

    And the U.S. Post Office (threatens bankruptcy), and Military (no possible cuts), took advantage of the current difficulties to try to ensure their slice of a shrinking pie.
  3. Illum


    Do you remember the Iraq war? The Iraqi army massed at the airport. They prepared to stage a big fight. Up till then they were bombed out of range. Here they could make a mess and fight it out. They whole Iraqi force died without a shot being fired. Bodies laying everywhere in the same position they were in waiting to fight. Hazmat trucks came in and removed all the bodies and also tons of dirt. The airport was left in perfect condition for Us military use. Iran isn't looking do anything special.
  4. Evidence?
  5. more like, "well heck, if the U.S. is going to act badly, we might as well just do the same."
  6. 377OHMS


    I've read that Israel will attack Iran as soon as September.

    Allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons is madness. People ignore the fact that a nuclear attack on Israel would also destroy the palestinians (or whatever you call the Egyptian population that inhabits Gaza and the West Bank).

    Iran isn't defenseless, they can easily disrupt gulf shipping including oil tankers. That would mostly hurt the US.

    The best course is for the US to participate and have the USN destroy Iranian coastal installations that would attack shipping. That also means destroying Iranian airfields for a couple of hundred miles inland, a major undertaking.

    It is believed that Netanyahu proposed this to Obama and it was refused. One result might be that Israel will go ahead with the attack and the US will let Iran destroy gulf shipping. That might mean $10.00 per gallon gasoline in the US. Between that disruption and the disruption of Libyan oil supplies to Europe we could be looking at a worldwide economic depression with unemployment double what it is now. A disaster for all.

    To quote a movie "its a huge shit sandwich and we're all going to have to take a bite".

    Many, particularly lately, will say that we should "let Israel be destroyed". I would say that we are far beyond that point, Israel is massively armed with powerful nuclear weapons and the will to use them if it means survival of their nation. Does anyone want to see Iran nuked? I think not. The Iranian people have shown that the want to rid themselves of the theocracy and seek freedom. This is as much about the survival of Iran as it is about the survival of Israel.
  7. hey,
    iran never said it wants to destroy israel.
    its all media propaganda, about iran being the attacking side.
    propaganda made to justify attack on iran.

    iran only says that they would like to have a couple thousands of zionist jews to be taken out of the world stage.

    just listen to the iran president speeches at UN.

    and of course, the iranian president is telling the truth about 9/11, while the isreal is spreading nothing but big bold LIES
  8. oh, and listen to the american hero, mr Scott Ritter.
    what he had to say about israeli PR and lobby...

    byt the way i'm 100% sure, mr 377OHMS will not debate about the merit using logical arguments , he will attack me personally instead.
  9. before anybody starts a war everybody should do two things.

    1. conduct an environmental impact study

    2. get all the women and children out of there
  10. You wanna start a war? Fine! We go to Geneva and set up the rules.

    We each have a year to prepare.

    First one to use nuclear is automatically disqualified.

    Safe haven far away from war zone for all women and children.

    Winner take all.
    #10     Aug 7, 2011