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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Did Iran Make Enough Extra Cash to Pay Their Russia Bill

Recently we saw that Russia pulled away from further assistance for Iran's Nuclear program supposedly because they were not paying their outstanding bill for the program. We saw with the recent taking of the UK sailors that the price of oil spiked due to a fear of escalation against Iran. This rise in the oil price must have been an economic shot in the arm for Iran. Will we soon see news of Iran squaring off their debt with Russia and Russia going back full steam ahead with Iran's nuclear program? Makes me wonder if it wasn't part of the plan all along.

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33 Comments:

  • At 4:11 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeer_Qassim_Hamza_al-Janabi

     
  • At 4:12 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jksonc/docs/ir655-nightline-19920701.html

     
  • At 4:13 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anomalous/138519847/

     
  • At 4:14 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/opin/pr_uswc.html

     
  • At 4:15 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.brusselstribunal.org/DahrReport.htm

     
  • At 4:15 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.genevaconventions.org/

     
  • At 4:16 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.parstimes.com/news/archive/2003/op_decision.html

     
  • At 4:16 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/index.html

     
  • At 4:18 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=17322

     
  • At 4:19 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://ifamericansknew.org/

     
  • At 4:19 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=639

     
  • At 4:20 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/home/

     
  • At 4:23 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://questionthemark.org/2006/08/08/what-irans-president-really-thinks.aspx

     
  • At 4:23 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1209/p16s01-wmgn.html

     
  • At 4:23 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.cactus48.com/OriginMSW.pdf

     
  • At 4:24 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=peace%2Cpropaganda+and+the+promised+land

     
  • At 4:24 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/19062

     
  • At 4:25 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/

     
  • At 5:04 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.strike-the-root.com/62/avnery/avnery9.html

     
  • At 5:34 AM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    http://www.juancole.com/

     
  • At 7:12 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Cringing (aka CF)

    You will recall my Guerilla Blog Tactics Post. Here you are following the blueprint, and I thought you were different:


    - Next give your subject links instead of succinct supporting quotes. He will click around and around and waste a lot of time trying to figure out what you are countering his points with.

    Links are great, but for support. When you make your points using quotes from the links, it is only then worth my time.

    If I were to answer you with 30 links, I am sure you would feel the same.

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    It is suggested reading. I've given up trying to "argue" with you. You and your friends here are unable to follow a logic path, it seems.

    I'd refer you to the John Stuart Mill quote. Until you know what YOU are and what your country is doing to poor brown people, then you are doomed to lemminghood.

    If you refuse to see the other side then you deserve all that will come your way. The blowback will be far worse next time.

    The world is not what you think. You are not what you think.

    I don't support the Iranian regime, but I don't support yours either. Can you understand that concept?

    That you do not know who the ideological drivers of your foreign policy are, speaks volumes.

    Giggle all you like at the Trotskyite references. It truly is unthinkable isn't it?

     
  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Until you know what YOU are

    I know what and who I am. It is the height of arrogance that you claim to know who or what I am better than I do.

    As for what the US has done to "brown" people, please name other countries who have done more FOR "brown" people than the US. That should be an interesting answer. The question drives to the heart of your false claims, yet you will ramble about a strawman, etc, etc. I am sure.

     
  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger cringinginamazement said…

    As for what the US has done to "brown" people, please name other countries who have done more FOR "brown" people than the US


    Outside of the UK prior to India's independence in 1947, there is no country that comes close to the US for the oppression and exploitation of brown people and the theft of their resources.

    The Iraqi Hydrocarbon law is a case in point of how US imperialism operates.

    You haven't seen US policy at the pointy end. I have, and I've spent much of my working life dealing with it.

    You don't know who or what you are.

     
  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    CIA,

    I must admit my ignorance when it comes to all the nasty things we Americans have done to brown people.

    All the Browns should have nothing to do with us. Shut us out. Period.

    We'll keep our grain... Our foreign aid... and the billions donated in disaster relief.

    You have a good life.

     
  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    I thought the Browns were in Cleveland. I distinctly remember that. Unless they changed to another city...

     
  • At 7:26 PM, Blogger cringing2 said…

    It may surprise you to learn Mallott that the US has the lowest aid budget of all OECD nations.

    You spend more on "defence" in a day than you give in aid each year.

    Oh, and nobody wants your GMO grain anymore.

    Update yourself.

     
  • At 3:47 AM, Blogger cringing2 said…

    I bet the Afghans loved this bit of your Lord's work, Mallot. I thought that you had to follow the 10 commandments to be a Christian.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6556721.stm

     
  • At 3:27 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    CF/CIA/C2

    Your choking hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me. You have no problems pointing to shortcomings you may think exist in Christians or Christianity, but you have no anger or problems to find in the Islamic faith.

    Let's see the Taliban harbors the man responsible for 3000 deaths on 9/11. They are responsible for attacks on innocent women and children in their desperate attempts to get power back.

    Yet the article you pull is about excessive force on the part of the US military against them.

    You are becoming a laughingstock here as each post you show that every thought and word is based on venom against those you feel deserve it while defending those who actually do. How do you live with such hatred?

     
  • At 7:51 PM, Blogger cringing2 said…

    Oh, your moral relatavism is priceless. I have no more respect for Islam than Christianity, it is all hocus pocus. Doesn't mean I want to kill them though, as you do.

    And it isn't hypocritical to talk of one thing but not another. It is called being on topic. Doh.


    BTW The Taliban did offer up Bin Laden before and after 9/11. It is a matter of public record.

    Oh, and who gave the Taliban international legitimacy? Bushco's oil industry friends. That's who.

    Is the US not responsible for anything bad?

    US troops open fire on innocent civilians yet this is the Taliban's fault? Talk about wife beater mentality.

    NATO's own polling in Afghanistan indicates that the population would prefer the Taliban to the chaos and violence that they have now.

    Heck of a job Uncle Sam.

    And you think you are angels. Oh so f***ing perfect aren't you?

    You radical christianists are the biggest hypocrites on the planet with all your raping, killing, nuclear threats and vile hate speech.

    Some angels. Ghandi was right about christians.

     
  • At 7:57 PM, Blogger cringing2 said…

    And the 3000 deaths on 9/11, while tragic, is about the same number of gun related deaths in your violent society each month.

    How does it compare to the 2 million odd Iraqis killed by you since your friend Saddam crossed over.

    Or the 800,000 Iranians killed by him?

    You don't care do you? They are not of your tribe so you don't give a damn.

    Some religion you have. It's a joke.

     
  • At 6:41 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    C2,

    We all know you are a light-hearted "fun guy," but I would like to know just what gives you the moral authority to judge Christians and Americans? What kind of sacrifices are you making in your life for your fellow man?

    Do you give 10% of your take-home pay to charity? Christians do.

    Americans put their sons and daughters in harm's way to protect the innocents in Iraq and allow them to develop their new representative government. You may think we are wrong to be there, but you have to admit that we are sacrificing... and our intent is to help these people.

    See, I think you are miserable because you live just for yourself and hate people who are happy, successful, and giving.

     
  • At 10:30 PM, Blogger Incognito said…

    Who is this person? and where does he get his info.
    The American people are the most generous people in the world. We give more, as individuals, than any other country.

    http://gpr.hudson.org/files/publications/GlobalPhilanthropy.pdf
    and
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2682100&page=1

    cringing in amazement myself.

     

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