Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

10 Reasons Why the Reign of the Dollar as the World Reserve Currency is About to Come to an End

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Source:  Wealth Wire

OPINION

The U.S. dollar has probably been the closest thing to a true global currency that the world has ever seen. For decades, the use of the U.S. dollar has been absolutely dominant in international trade. This has had tremendous benefits for the U.S. financial system and for U.S. consumers, and it has given the U.S. government tremendous power and influence around the globe.

Today, more than 60 percent of all foreign currency reserves in the world are in U.S. dollars. But there are big changes on the horizon…

The mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about this, but some of the biggest economies on earth have been making agreements with each other to move away from using the U.S. dollar in international trade. There are also some oil producing nations which have begun selling oil in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, which is a major threat to the petrodollar system which has been in place for nearly four decades. And big international institutions such as the UN and the IMF have even been issuing official reports about the need to move away form the U.S. dollar and toward a new global reserve currency. So the reign of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency is definitely being threatened, and the coming shift in international trade is going to have massive implications for the U.S. economy. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Ayatollah Khamenei Warning

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Source: http://patriotupdate.com/18094/iran-warns-world-of-coming-great-event

Amid crippling sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, Iran is continuing to prepare itself for war against the West, and now is warning of a coming great event.

“In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated,” Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, is warning.

Khamenei, speaking to hundreds of youths from more than 70 countries attending a world conference on the Arab Spring just days ago, told a cheering crowd in Tehran that “Allah’s promises will be delivered and Islam will be victorious.” (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Iran in South America

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Source:  UK Guardian

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaving Cuba earlier this month. Tehran is reaching out to friendly governments in Latin America.

Iran launches Spanish TV channel

Hispan TV will deal blow to ‘dominance seekers’, says Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran‘s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has officially launched a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, saying it would deal a blow to “dominance seekers” – remarks that were an apparent dig at the US and the west.

Iran’s broadcasting company said Hispan TV, the first Spanish-language channel airing from the Middle East, will broadcast news, documentaries, movies and Iranian films 24 hours a day.

The launch is Tehran’s latest effort to reach out to friendly governments in Latin America and follows Ahmadinejad’s tour of the region earlier in January, which included stops in Cuba and visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ecuador (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: U.S. authorities probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Source:  Wash Times

U.S. officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planned cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants.

Allegations about the cyberplot were aired last week in a documentary on the Spanish-language TV network Univision, which included secretly recorded footage of Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats being briefed on the planned attacks and promising to pass information to their governments. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: Iran Building Missile Launch Pads in Venezuela

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Source:  Jerusalem Post

BERLIN – The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Thursday edition.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is Teheran’s most important South American ally.

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Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard’s Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from “Western security insiders.”

The rocket bases are to include measures to prevent air attacks on Venezuela as well as commando and control stations. (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW: The Terrible Triangle: Russia, Iran and Venezuela

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Source:  http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/10/the-terrible-triangle-russia-iran-and-venezuela/

By Jane Jamison

Russia, Iran and Venezuela are intensifying their mutual military collaboration in a very rapid and aggressive way, right under the nose of the Obama administration, and no one seems to notice or care.  Instead, Barack Obama is flying around the country trying to help Democrats who are clinging to their office curtains.

It is to our great detriment that no one is heeding the terrible triangle of Hugo, Dmitry, and Mahmoud.

Late last week, Russia announced a deal to build Venezuela’s first nuclear power plant. Of course, it is ostensibly to be for “peaceful” purposes.  One of the world’s leading oil producers suddenly concerned about an alternate source of energy? (more…)