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Why the U.S. is going to war with Iran.

It has nothing whatsoever to do with nuclear weapons, threats to Israel or Strait of Hormuz issues.

It's the SAME reason we attacked Iraq and Lybia.

In 2008, Iran quit trading its oil for U.S. dollars and instead began using the Euro and the Iranian Oil "Bourse" (explained here):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_oil_bourse

I'm not knowledgeable enough (yet) to know why this is so important to America except that I suspect the U.S. central bank must profit when other countries have to trade their commodities in U.S dollars (as dictated by the Bretton Woods agreements in the late 1940's).

We MUST get this message out to the American populace so they can get Ron Paul elected in time to stop this impending war. If they can get Obama to attack Iran first, it will be too late.

The point is that while the war rhetoric is drumming up hatred for Iranians, they'll never tell us the REAL reason they want to attack Iran.

It's just another bankers'-instituted attempt to (use the U.S. military) to impose their will on Iran which has every right to sell (trade) its products (oil or anything else) for anything they choose.

This has to be shouted from the mountaintops.

It has NOTHING to do with defending this country.

Only the "interests" of world central bankers who always pull the puppet strings.

And they always will until the American people realize the scam.

That is now OUR job.

BUT if anyone could PLEASE explain WHY it's so important that we start wars to keep the oil sales in U.S. dollars, I would appreciate it and I'll put in in the main body of this posting.




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This is puzzling

If the entire argument for war is due to a nuclear program. Why in the name of God and common sense, they just quit that program? It will be a slap in the face to the war monger bangsters and the disgusting rabble mob who support this.

My take...

1. We know that the US attacks countries that threaten the petro-dollar. Iran knows it as well. They know that if they stop developing nuclear power, the US will just come up with some other excuse to attack. (E.g., send in CIA assets to create a fake uprising, and then go in for "humanitarian" reasons, ala Libya.)

2. Every nation on this planet needs to have an energy future, or they have no future at all. Many countries in the Middle East are seeing their populations rise, the per-capita demand for energy rise, and proven oil reserves dwindle. They know they can't live off of oil forever.

3. I have no idea if Iran is going for a nuclear weapon or not, but accepted wisdom is that once they have one the US will not invade for fear of nuclear reprisal. Considering that Iran knows very well that the US is currently intent on attacking, this is sure one hell of an incentive to continue.

(I also find TheSkunk's take an interesting possiblity, which expands on #2 above and could have to do with protecting an upcoming "uranium-dollar". Though, while interesting, I guess I find it unlikely as too many big players like China and Russia have nuclear capability and are not fans of the US dollar. Note that this question [why war?] is not necessarily one with a single answer -- the elites that run the US may, and probably do, have many reasons for wanting to go to war with Iran, in addition to wanting to preserve the current petro-dollar hegemony.)

Here is the reason why...

http://www.dailypaul.com/207337/the-real-reason-for-going-to...

Iran's nuclear development ambitions are a threat to uranium production dominance of Western countries and Japan in this arena.

So when the chickenhawks say we must stop Iran in our national interest, they aren't lying per se, they just aren't telling the whole truth. They can bring in Israel as the diversion to get the popular support and there you have it!

"Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in Congress is like criticizing a nun in a whore house for not turning tricks. He was there to stop the "whoring," not become one!" ~ Blake Buffington

The spoils of War will be

The spoils of War will be Iran's natural resources and gold. Thus the US behind the Fed's cabal will continue on its global supremacy and continue on to maintain the dollar hegemony.

Iran= how much of the world's oil supply ....enough for this to be a big deal. They will sanction Iran so Iran builds up gold supplies from India and China and other countries so this will happen over the next year. We have time for Ron to get elected but not too much time after that.

Agreed.

They'll use it to pay down the national debt.

The Federal Reserve is behind this as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow.

They'll whip up national hatred against Iranians and send U.S. soldiers off to attack - believing they are defending this country.

The sheeples controlled by the banksters - sent off to die for their profits.

Nothing new.

Been happening since 1913.

But will it ever end?

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

No paying down the debt.

This part is almost certainly wrong: "They'll use it to pay down the national debt."

The reason it's wrong is because the dollar hegemony game REQUIRES that we continue to print new dollars (so we can continue to get "something for nothing"). That in turn REQUIRES that:
1. our debt continue to increase, and/or
2. other countries hold increasing amounts of US dollars in reserve

The world is in the process of rejecting the US dollar, so #2 ain't gonna happen. That leaves us with #1.

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Here is a

good youtube link regarding the petrodollar. The video is a bit outdated. It was released just about the same time our economy took the plunge!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyRzwCo5QUg

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Thanks Randy

That's what I'm talking about.

The banksters do not want the American people to know this.

But even when I explain this to people they STILL support Romney or Obama.

The country is just too stupid.

Shame on the Congress of this country which allowed the Dept of Education to get in our schools and universities and dictate cirruculum and teachers by using the threat of witholding federal funds if an educational institution does not comply with their guidelines.

The Dept of Education is designed to churn out Socialist Sheeples no matter which "party" they ultimately support.

SHAME on the Congress of the United States.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Please share these videos and

Please share these videos and articles in this link with anyone that doesn't understand Paul's Position on Iran - there are a bunch of them :)

The Real Foreign Policy of the
US Govt

This should be spread around now since RP's stance on
foreign policy is being attacked.
We need to educate people asap - not only for the
campaign, but also, I personally am terrified of our
country being pushed into another war just as I'm sure
many of you are, and many others should be. Please
share these videos and any other
videos/articles/images that will help people see
through the propaganda.

We should call

these wars "Dying For The Dollar Wars"

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

The Dollar is Backed by...........Oil.

Because oil MUST be sold on the world markets in U.S. dollars, it creates demand for U.S. dollars, everyday, worldwide.

Essentially, the U.S. dollar is "backed" by oil, which is sold in American dollars. When a country like Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Venezuela start talking about selling oil using another currency, it becomes a threat to our dollar.

To get a short, but comprehensive expanation that puts this all in context, read "The End of Dollar Hegemony," by Ron Paul.

Excellent post

+1

It's an easy way of getting more people to understand why we're gong into all these wars without drifting into more complex topics that some may not be ready to hear quite yet.

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That video was very enlightening

I'd up-vote you 100 if I could. I think that video is something every Ron Paul supporter would want to watch. I always was under the impression that we needed our monetary policy to fund the wars. That video made it seem like the opposite though. We maintain our military strength to allow us to continue our monetary policy ("take our depreciating dollars as payment for your oil or else!").

It sure seems like we are well on our way to war with Iran over this (though Dr. Paul did say that it's more than just this but it sounded like he thought it was a major factor).

The Power Triad on the Planet

Many here already know this stuff but for newer seekers here's some clues to research on the three (ever so interesting) City/States on the planet:

The City of London - Financial Arm

Washington DC - Military Arm

Vatican City -- Spiritual Arm

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Thank you for the book suggestion Gdkvols

I'll be reading that one.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

There's a book?

Ron Paul speaking before the US House of Representatives, February 15, 2006:

video, part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44wo8IhuHfQ
video, part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUacN9pRWII
video, part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl1EE2-z5C8

transcript: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul303.html

The rats are abandoning

a sinking ship that is known as our dollar and I personally can't blame them. We've been allowing the subsidizing of the Fed with the exchange rates as they have pillaged our economy. Does anyone think the recent deal made by China in Afghanistan for oil exploration will be paid for in dollars? The house of cards is about to collapse and we are going to be the ones holding the bag. I'm also of the mind that the recent rhetoric of the last few days regarding Iran was manipulated to have an effect upon the Iowa Caucus and Ron Paul stance of non interventionism.
There is one thing that really puzzles me though. How does Britain afford to subsidize the unarguably wealthiest family in the world, the British monarchy, when it has no real gross domestic product?

If not us than who?