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Iran currently has no internet or phone access, and all internet traffic to and from the Middle East is "Being rerouted through the U.S. and the U.K. to 'alleviate stress on the damaged cables'".

I seriously doubt the MSM will report on this, especially since the US basically has total control over all information coming out of the Middle East.

This is scary news!

I know the article says the cables were "damaged by an anchor" but I find it hard to believe that at least 3 (there are rumors of a 4th) cables have been cut in 2 days - all in separate locations. This reeks of sabotage to me...

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Everybody needs to know about this

I read these articles and I did more research. I wonder what all the candidates views are regarding an Iran Oil Bourse, how it would effect our economy and how would they deal with Iran on this issue. This would be a great debate question.

John Dvorak column

Here's a link to well respected tech columnist John Dvorak's analysis of the situation. The main point that I got from this is that, although mainland Iran still has communications up, the communications link to Kish Island, location of the Oil Bourse, has been severed.


To all

who say this topic doesn't belong. Read the banner up above. It doesn't say Dedicated to Ron Paul. It says Dedicated to Restoring Constitutional Government to the United States.

In order to do that, we need to know what kind of "fast one" the government is pulling now.

Go Ron Paul

Blessings )o(

Oh Really!?

Then I guess you didn't read the rules for joining this forum!


Read this article....it's a good read as it educates us FROM GOLD ===> DOLLARS ===> OIL and why were would be interested in cutting of Iran's Proposed Iranian Oil Bourse.

It's long but worth it's weight in knowledge!


I read that one a few days back......

truly excellent read.

Been there already

but TY for the post Tina.. it's worth the read.. ;)

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Funny how they spin it

So technically, by borrowing ourselves into oblivion, we've made the people we borrow from one of our top national security threats.

Gotta love the logic.. ;)

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

How to Get Ron Paul Elected that's

what this forum is for! Quit posting up your Iran Crap - That's for another day!

Again - How to get Ron Paul Elected! Period!

"You Cannot Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come"

Clowns, Iran is IMPORTANT!!

This is a very important post. How much coverage has the MSM provided???? Almost none. If we go to war, again, this country will support Insane McCain the "war hero".. That effects us and Ron Paul

Martial law means *no election at all*

If a national emergency arises, however "defined" by those in charge, martial law will be declared, there will be no election at all, and Bush will become prime dictator.

Can't elect RP, if there's no election.

Think Katrina, and we could all be fighting for day-to-day survival by November.


You don't think the economy will get RP elected?


If you don't like the thread, don't open it. This is a discussion on economy and foreign policy. If all else, it helps other RP supporters see what's going on. Posting 123,956 messages in other threads about how fuzzy you feel about him isn't really going to help... educating as we go does.

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

Be careful, you might be labeled a troll

and exiled to RonPaulForums.com

That might be cool at this point

All I'm doing is trying to use the resources I have to attempt to show people what is happening economically... if I'm banned from here I just go to ronpaulforums to the Economy section and set up camp... with a lot less stress from people who don't have a clue.. ;)

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

I find this forum much easier to navigate

and I'd be appreciative if we could stay here but, if you re moving would you be so kind as to let me know. It is imperative that we continue to step outside the cocoon and monitor the external; economy, world events etc to guage strategy, progress, preparedness.......

As to obvious 'trolling' activites; blatant failure to seek understanding, name calling etc. ignore, ignore and ignore

Don't leave Devon

Stop calling people a troll because they don't agree with you. Do you think Ron Paul would ever call somebody a troll? NO! He might point out the error in their ways but he would allow them to speak and voice their opinion without trying to "shut them down" by labeling a troll just because of a different point of view.

The two go hand in hand. The Economy is important. The war is important. One depletes the other so I welcome any correspondence on how to save our country...my children will inherit this mess so if we, as adults, can discuss ways to prevent further snowball effects by getting the true PATRIOT, Ron Paul, elected then I say, "Let the comments fly"!


IT'S FORUM FOR RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what?

Is that the type of thinking that allowed Hitler to come to power?

Foreign policy is a *major* part of the Presidential role.

If we are attacked economically, do you want McCain in charge?

His military would be irrelevant.

If you don't like the thread, ignore it and it will drop off of the Active Forum Topics list:)

Just as the Weimer Republic/Hyper Inflation in Germany

contributed significantly to the rise of a man named Adolph Hitler (and we know how that one worked out), our own hyper-inflationary environment, now put on the world at large via dollar hegemony and in what currency oil is traded, will contribute, if not dictate, our future political environment. That makes the topic of any movement or development in the currency in which oil is traded relevant to a Ron Paul political forum or any other fo that matter.

Hmmm.... we are taught that if we fail to examine history, we are doomed to repeat it. It's almost as if the power structure would rather we didn't take the 'eyes wide open approach' so we can be doomed to repeat history.

It's the message stupid.

Do you honestly think that our foreign policy and our economy has nothing to do with Ron Paul? It's the whole point! Without him we are in serious trouble. So before you get your panties in a knot about this thread, take the time to read it.

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

Iran still having 100% packet loss?

Iran is still having 100% packet loss?

If we are in a war or our economy tanks in the next 2- 3 weeks, is that relevant to RP's campaign?

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It's important, people just don't get it!

The worse the economy is, the more people will listen to Ron Paul. Flat out. So yes, this is vitally important... to get peope coming on to this site to understand that the economy is going south, and why. No other candidate can fix this. So in my own humble way on this thread I try to educate.

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

At the CPAC speech, RP has a brilliant section on

how the public is manipulated by fear fostered by the central government. He just nails things on the head time after time. That's why I am concerned on the economic crisis -- it's a powerful positive for RP but it is also a powerful tool to be used by McClintobama to promote more big protective government, class warfare, and socialism in general.

Information is a huge part if this revolution!

We now know what 99% of america doesn't. This is about people thinking for themselves rather than accepting what the mass media is feeding us.

This topic is extremely important to the revolution and has a place on this forum!!

America leading by example.

Why is this here?

While I appreciate you trying to communicate a story -- THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RON PAUL, so leave it out of the Daily Paul please. This is a place for the Ron Paul campaign. Get a blog and blog about it -- but c'mon folks, stick to the priority, RON PAUL!!

It has to do with the economy

I'm going to assume the economy has to do with America.. and we live there... so it is a relative topic.

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~


Hey man, I appreciate that and respect it. But this forum is not about the economy -- it's about Ron Paul, hence the title THE DAILY PAUL, not the DAILY ECONOMY. If it's a relevant issue, then state your case how it could help Ron Paul win or how Ron Paul supporters could perhaps USE this information to help him win -- that's all I am saying. But hey, it's not my forum, so if you guys want to talk conspiracies all day long, then go for it. =)

That's sweet of you tank

Now move along while we discuss the economy.. if you don't like it, don't open the post.. free will, and all that.. ;)

If the economy is not an issue to you, perhaps it should be.. hard to get the guy in office when we're in a food line.

By the way.. we're talking about Iran and the American dollar. Not exactly a conspiracy, by any stretch of the word. It's funny how people throw that word around so much... even on a site that was founded to support someone that thinks ~conspiracy~ ideas like the Fed is privately owned, the gold standard is a good thing, our government is too big.

I'll stay on my side of the tent if you stay on yours.

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~