June 26, 2019 at 7:58 pm #188451AnonymousInactive
June 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm #188525
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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.June 30, 2019 at 12:29 am #188526AnonymousInactive
By the meantime the American are playing video gamesJune 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm #188541Dave CheshamParticipant
“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.July 1, 2019 at 2:49 am #188552AnonymousInactive
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 seatJuly 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm #188568AnonymousInactive
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 SyriaJuly 4, 2019 at 8:12 pm #188607
The UK reveals its true colours with an act of piracyJuly 6, 2019 at 9:28 am #188645
Is this the purpose of the UK military taking possession of an Iranian ship?
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.July 11, 2019 at 1:31 am #188727
US accuses Iran of provoking the UK…July 13, 2019 at 12:29 am #188766
UK sends another war-ship into the region.
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”.
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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.
“…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…”July 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm #188874Bijou DrainsParticipant
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:
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 WashingtonJuly 18, 2019 at 10:54 pm #188875
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)July 19, 2019 at 12:46 am #188876July 19, 2019 at 1:10 am #188878AnonymousInactive
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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