Iran tensions

February 2023 Forums General discussion Iran tensions

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    Anonymous
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    #188525
    alanjjohnstone
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    The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said Friday, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf.  tHE F-22 Raptor stealth fighters have been deployed “to defend American forces and interests,” the US Air Forces Central Military Command said in a statement but did not specify how many of the hi-tech planes had been sent.

    In May, the US Air Force deployed several nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the Gulf.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-deploys-f-22-stealth-fighters-to-qatar-amid-iran-tensions/ar-AADC9PW?ocid=spartanntp

    #188526
    Anonymous
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    By the meantime the American are playing video games

    #188541
    Anonymous
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    “This isn’t about Iran.  It’s about China.  Whether or not Trump realizes it, the current standoff in the Middle East is about something much bigger than the Gulf.”

    To read this article in the New York Times right click on image and open link in a new window.

    #188552
    Anonymous
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    China influence is all ove the world already, their objective is not regional, it is the whole wide world. The XXI century is the century of Chinese capitalism, and the USA does not have the industrial muscle to detain the world hegemony of China. They are already seating in the back seat

    #188568
    Anonymous
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    The article from the New York Times that has been  published by Dave  Chesham is the real issue in the Middle East, besides the construction of super-ports and supertankers, they are also building super-highways, and railroad tracks for fast trains. Nobody can hold the bull by the horns

    https://thediplomat.com/2019/02/chinas-rise-in-the-middle-east-beyond-economics/. Their investment in the Middle East is around 3 billions dollars and it is increasing

    https://www.mei.edu/publications/defying-expectations-chinas-iran-trade-and-investments. China investment in Iran

    https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/china-in-postwar-syria/. China in postwar Syria

    #188607
    alanjjohnstone
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    #188645
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Is this the purpose of the UK military taking possession of an Iranian ship?

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/iran-demands-uk-release-syria-bound-oil-tanker-held-gibraltar-190705065000381.html

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-iran-tanker-cleric/uk-should-be-scared-of-tehrans-response-over-tanker-cleric-says-fars-idUKKCN1U1078

    To provoke Iran into retaliation and so provide the pretext of joining the USA in any possible attack.

    Bolton applauded the interception of the supertanker, “Excellent news” and according to the Spanish it was at America’s instigation the ship’s hijacking was undertaken.

    #188727
    alanjjohnstone
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    #188766
    alanjjohnstone
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    UK sends another war-ship into the region.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/12/iran-warns-western-powers-to-leave-region-amid-gulf-crisis

    Mohamed ElBaradei, a former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, asked the UK not to get involved in US plans for military convoys to protect oil tankers in the Gulf. Accusing the US of behaving like a “bull in a china shop” and taking the world down a dead-end street, he said the confrontational approach of the White House was not going to solve the threat posed to the nuclear deal by the US decision to withdraw from it.

    ElBaradei said: “They [the US] are applying a waterboarding method to Iran, drowning Iran and then saying to them: ‘Let’s have a dialogue without pre-conditions.’”
    He said he was horrified by the US policy on Iran. “The new crazies are going out of the way to look for confrontation. This is an opportunity for the British to say that they are standing behind values and principles and not continuing to act as a proxy for the US.”
    The former nuclear inspector described its plans to enrich uranium beyond the limits set in the deal as “trifling, symbolic and a cry for help”.

    #188873
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    When Iran shoots down a US drone, it is a provocation, when the US shoots down an Iranian drone, it is provocation by Iran.

    For those who think Iran is not willing to negotiate.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/18/iran-nuclear-deal-trump-mohammad-javad-zarif-sanctions

    “…Iran has offered a deal with the US in which it would formally and permanently accept enhanced inspections of its nuclear programme, in return for the permanent lifting of US sanctions…”

    #188874
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    Iran fully rejoining the world oil market would weaken the economic position of Saudi Arabia and would possibly re ignite the debate about oil trading in dollars. The current moves between the EU and Russia to trade using the INSTEX system are outlined here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_in_Support_of_Trade_Exchanges

    https://www.ft.com/content/3aa3e7ee-a8b7-11e9-984c-fac8325aaa04

    The dollar has served as the world’s reserve currency since the end of WW2 the impact of this on the US economy is that effectively it has acted as  a kind of subsidy to the U.S. government and to American business. Foreign governments and central banks are more likely to buy U.S. government debt, which allows the U.S. government to borrow infrastructure money with a lower interest rate.

    Saddam Hussein was trying to move to a system of using the Euro to trade oil, which clearly didn’t buy him any favours in Washington

    #188875
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Venezuela from the time of Chavez also tried to switch from oil dollars but never succeeded and I think this is often cited by conspiracists as reasons for Iraq  invasion and Venezuela’s destabilization. But probably the currency issue is just ad hoc alternatives to evade sanctions (as are bartering agreements) as in EU efforts in the Iran case to come up with a way of avoiding the US embargoes.

    I think Occams Razor explains the conflicts…the USA simply countering any threat or potential threat to its dominance in whatever continent (Africom being another prime example)

    #188876
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    De-Dollarisation

    The World is Dedollarizing

    #188878
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    In the Middle East the real cause of war and conflict is not the dollar or dedollarizing, it is the struggle for market, natural resources,  the influence of China in that region and the declining hegemony of the USA

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