Friday, August 12, 2005

Bloodlust for Oil

I don't know how much plainer it could be said. We have been lied to. We ARE being lied to. We will continue to be lied to until we demand accountability and get this evil regime out of our democracy. Are you ok with the lies? If so, then stop reading right here. If not, read the following article to understand why. It is not new "news" for those who have been paying attention. For others, it's a good place to start. And for the numbed down, dumbed down "patriots," it doesn't matter.

First, it was "WMD." Then it was "liberation." Next, we were "spreading freedom to those who hate us for our freedoms." All reasons to assuage the guilt of genocide but, any thinking, rational and reasonably astute American understands that all of it was nothing more than intellectually staggering sleight of "speech" in the grandest magic show ever staged upon our people. But the curtain is about to close on the final act and the best we can hope for is that the actors do not return for an encore.

"Money is the root of all evil." Indeed.


You have heard the term "follow the money". The attack on IRAN beforeMarch of 2006 is no different. Iran is going to open the FIRST Oil Trading Market (in EURO's) March 2006. This is NOT GOOD for the US Dollar.Many of you know that IRAQ changed from trading OIL in the $US to Euros BEFORE he was attacked and other OPEC Countries have suggested the same....why? Because the US dollar is weak and getting weaker. The Iran Oil trading market has been known for some time. Bush will not "let this happen."

Petrodollar Warfare: Dollars, Euros and the Upcoming Iranian Oil Bourse

by William R. Clark
(Friday August 05 2005)

In 2002 I wrote an award-winning online essay that asserted Saddam Hussein sealed his fate when he announced on September 2000 that Iraq was no longer going to accept dollars for oil being sold under the UN's Oil-for-Food program, and decided to switch to the euro as Iraq's oil export currency. Indeed, my original pre-war hypothesis was validated in a Financial Times article dated June 5, 2003, which confirmed Iraqi oil sales returning to the international markets were once again denominated in U.S. dollars – not euros.

Concerning Iran, recent articles have revealed active Pentagon planning for operations against its suspected nuclear facilities. While the publicly stated reasons for any such overt action will be premised as a consequence of Iran's nuclear ambitions, there are again unspoken macroeconomic drivers underlying the second stage of petrodollar warfare – Iran's upcoming oil bourse. (The word bourse refers to a stock exchange for securities trading, and is derived from the French stock exchange in Paris, the Federation Internationale des Bourses de Valeurs.) In essence, Iran is about to commit a far greater "offense" than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for Iraq's oil exports in the fall of 2000.

Beginning in March 2006, the Tehran government has plans to begin competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades – using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. The proposed Iranian oil bourse signifies that without some sort of U.S. intervention, the euro is going to establish a firm foothold in the international oil trade. Given U.S. debt levels and the stated neoconservative project of U.S. global domination, (google PNAC) Tehran's objective constitutes an obvious encroachment on dollar supremacy in the crucial international oil market.

Despite the complete absence of coverage from the five U.S. corporate media conglomerates, these foreign news stories suggest one of the Federal Reserve's nightmares may begin to unfold in the spring of 2006, when it appears that international buyers will have a choice of buying a barrel of oil for $60 dollars on the NYMEX and IPE - or purchase a barrel of oil for €45 - €50 euros via the Iranian Bourse. This assumes the euro maintains its current 20-25% appreciated value relative to the dollar – and assumes that some sort of U.S. "intervention" is not launched against Iran. The upcoming bourse will introduce petrodollar versus petroeuro currency hedging, and fundamentally new dynamics to the biggest market in the world - global oil and gas trades. In essence, the U.S. will no longer be able to effortlessly expand credit via U.S. Treasury bills, and the dollar's demand/liquidity value will fall.

IF you don't think the world doesn't know what is going on...guess again. China will not sit down and watch their "oil connection" taken over.

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