Where does CL go after Iran attack - where does Economy go?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Mvector, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Mvector


    Putin Confidant: Israel Will Push U.S. Into Iran Attack -

    January 13, 2012

    The head of the Kremlin’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has told the Interfax news agency Russia fears Israel will push the United States into attacking Iran.

    Nikolai Patrushev met with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in August.

    “There is a likelihood of military escalation of the conflict, towards which Israel is pushing the Americans,” said Patrushev, a Vladimir Putin confidant.

    “It cannot be ruled out that the Iranians will be able to carry out their threat to shut exports of Saudi oil through the Strait of Hormuz if faced with military actions against them.”

    A Harvard and MIT study conducted in 2008 stated that Iran has significant littoral warfare capabilities, including mines, antiship cruise missiles, and land-based air defense. It would be able to close down the Strait of Hormuz for a month or more and inflict significant economic damage.

    A closure would result in Brent crude prices spiking to between $150 to $200 per barrel and would trigger the release of strategic IEA reserves.

    Patrushev said the United States is using Iran’s nuclear program as a pretext for regime change in the country. “Talk about Iran creating an atomic bomb by next week we have heard for many years,” he said. Instead of making sure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon, the United States is attempting to overthrow Iran’s leadership using “all available means” to make the country into “a loyal partner.”

    Patrushev also believes the U.S. and NATO will intervene militarily in Syria. “We are getting information that NATO members and some Persian Gulf States, operating according to the Libya scenario, intend to move from indirect intervention in Syrian affairs to direct military intervention,” he told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper on Thursday.

    “This time it is true that the main strikes forces will not be provided by France, the UK or Italy, but possibly by neighboring Turkey which was until recently on good terms with Syria and is a rival of Iran with immense ambitions,” the former FSB boss said.

    more - http://www.infowars.com/putin-confidant-israel-will-push-u-s-into-iran-attack/
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    Ex-Israeli Intelligence Officer: “Pearl Harbor” Style Attack Will Be Pretext For War On Iran

    Jerusalem Post article implies US will stage provocation to justify military assault

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Former Israeli intelligence officer Avi Perry writes that a “surprise” Pearl Harbor-style Iranian attack on an American warship in the Persian Gulf will provide the pretext for the US to launch all-out warfare against Iran.

    Given the fact that former Vice President Dick Cheney’s office openly considered staging a false flag attack on a US vessel in the Persian Gulf to blame it on Iran as a pretext for war, Perry’s summation of how “2012 will see to a new war,” cannot be taken lightly.

    Under the headline ‘The looming war with Iran‘, Perry writes;

    Iran, just like Nazi Germany in the 1940s, will take the initiative and “help” the US president and the American public make up their mind by making the first move, by attacking a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

    The Iranian attack on an American military vessel will serve as a justification and a pretext for a retaliatory move by the US military against the Iranian regime. The target would not be Iran’s nuclear facilities. The US would retaliate by attacking Iran’s navy, their military installations, missile silos, airfields. The US would target Iran’s ability to retaliate, to close down the Strait of Hormuz. The US would then follow by targeting the regime itself.

    Elimination of Iran’s nuclear facilities? Yes. This part would turn out to be the final act, the grand finale. It might have been the major target, had the US initiated the attack. However, under this “Pearl Harbor” scenario, in which Iran had launched a “surprise” attack on the US navy, the US would have the perfect rationalization to finish them off, to put an end to this ugly game.

    Perry’s use of quotation marks around the word “surprise” comes across as a literary device to imply that the so-called “surprise” attack will not be a surprise at all.

    Of course, the Pearl Harbor attack, which provided the pretext for America’s formal entry into World War Two, was not a “surprise” by any means, it was known well ahead of time.

    Released Freedom of Information Act files prove that weeks before the December 7 attack by the Japanese, the United States Navy had intercepted eighty-three messages from Admiral Yamamoto which gave them details of precisely when and where the attack would take place.

    It’s also completely nonsensical that Iran would actively seek to provide the world’s pre-eminent nuclear superpower with an easy excuse to justify an attack by deliberately targeting US warships in the Persian Gulf. Perry’s article seems to be a tongue-in-cheek admission that the US or Israel will manufacture such an attack.

    more - http://www.infowars.com/ex-israeli-...style-attack-will-be-pretext-for-war-on-iran/
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  4. Mvector


    Obama secretly warns Iran against closing Strait of Hormuz, report says

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    The administration of President Barack Obama used secret channels to warn Iran against closing the Strait of Hormuz, the New York Times reported on Friday, amid recent tensions over the possible closing of the strategic waterway.

    On Friday, the New York Times reported that Obama used secret channels to warn Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against closing the strategic waterway, saying that such a move was a “red line” that would prompt a U.S. response.

    According to the report, U.S. officials indicated that the clandestine communication was chosen to privately stress to what extent Washington was concerned over the Strait of Hormuz.

    The New York Times cited Navy officials as indicating that the U.S.’s greatest fear was that an Iranian military official would undertake a provocation of his own, a move that would spark a larger confrontation.

    more - http://www.infowars.com/obama-secretly-warns-iran-against-closing-strait-of-hormuz-report-says/
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    More Troops Back To Middle East - US Stations 15,000 Troops In Kuwait

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    US President Barack Obama is busy aligning Middle East allies with the next US steps on Iran. Contributing to the mounting sense in Washington of an approaching US-Iranian confrontation, the Pentagon is substantially building up its combat power around Iran, stationing nearly 15,000 troops in Kuwait – two Army infantry brigades and a helicopter unit – and keeping two aircraft carriers the region. TheUSS Carl Vinson, the USS John Stennis which was to have returned to home base and their strike groups will stay in the Arabian Sea.

    Iran is caught up in the same pre-war swirl of activity. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani spent two days in Ankara this week. But Turkish leaders failed in their bid to sell their good offices as brokers for averting the expected collision between Tehran and the West. Before flying out of Ankara Friday, Jan. 13, Larijani commented: “We have different ways of doing things.”

    DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources quote the Iranian official as telling his hosts that his country is prepared to take on any military aggressors. One of the responses weighed in Tehran to meet the rising military pressure might be an open declaration of Iran as a nuclear power. By accepting a visit by IAEA inspectors on Jan. 28 – to investigate charges that Iran is running a clandestine nuclear bomb program – Tehran may be moving toward that irreversible admission – or possibly its first nuclear test.

    more - http://www.infowars.com/us-stations-15000-troops-in-kuwait/
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    ‘US builds hospitals in Georgia, readies for war with Iran’

    January 12, 2012

    The United States is sponsoring the construction of facilities in Georgia on the threshold of a military conflict in Iran, a member of Georgian opposition movement Public Assembly, Elizbar Javelidze has stated.

    According to the academician, that explains why President Mikhail Saakashvili is roaming the republic opening new hospitals in its regions.

    “These are 20-bed hospitals…It’s an American project. A big war between the US and Iran is beginning in the Persian Gulf. $5 billion was allocated for the construction of these 20-bed military hospitals,” Javelidze said in an interview with Georgian paper Kviris Kronika (News of the Week), as cited by Newsgeorgia website.

    [...] Javelidze believes that it is all linked to the deployment of US military bases on the Georgian soil. Lazika – one of Saakashvili’s mega-projects, a new city that will be built from a scratch – will be “an American military town”. According to the politician, “a secret airdrome” has already been erected in the town of Marneuli, southern Georgia.

    more - http://www.infowars.com/‘us-builds-hospitals-in-georgia-readies-for-war-with-iran’/
  7. Mvector


    War with Iran, I say CL to pop through $113's at a minimum and companies go back into hiring freeze to see what plays out - all BAD for US economy!
  8. WTI could possibly climb to $145-$148 resistance area, with a pullback accompanying news of SPR releases, increased Saudi output and other measures to mitigate the loss of 1/5th the world's seaborne crude oil.

    Pardon my saying this but Israel has become a real instigator in the region and is pressuring the US into a war we don't want.

    I live in Chicago and could give a sh*t about a purported Iranian bomb. The persians are generally peaceful people and are not looking to kill or fight anyone, but merely to prevent their country from being attacked & invaded. Despite the media's prejudiced admonitions, they are rational actors who do not want to be turned into a glass parking lot. How would we feel if there were Chinese troops on our Canadian and Mexican bordres, while labelling us an 'evil' nation?

    Israel will regret any military attack on Iran. A shahab 3 missile striking the Dimona nuclear reactor could injure up to 1,000,000 Israelis and make living in Israel a living hell.

    Let's hope the good citizens can get ride of Netanyahu and the other maniacs running that little country.

  9. the higher crude price-the better for the ecomomy.

    so the warm hearted leaders are going to kill some 200,000s middle east kids , cause hey its good for a dozen of military companies and overall for the american economy! hell yeah!
  10. Mvector


    I could not agree with you more! There are over 500,000 Persians just in LA alone - The US has been messing with Iran since 1953 and the Britt's prior to that - war with Iran is complete INSANITY!
    #10     Jan 13, 2012