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G2099 Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:34 PM
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No, the Iran Oil Bourse is not a 'casus belli'
A number of writings have recently appeared with the thesis that the announced plans of the Teheran government to institute a Teheran Oil Bourse, perhaps as early as this month, is the real hidden reason behind the evident march to war on Iran from the Anglo-American powers. The thesis is simply wrong for many reasons, not the least, that war on Iran has been in planning since the 1990s, as an integral part of the US Greater Middle East strategy.

In 1996, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, two neo-conservatives later to play an important role in formulation of Bush Administration Pentagon policy in the Middle East, authored a paper for then-newly-elected Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. That advisory paper, A Clean Break: a New Strategy for Securing the Realm, called on Netanyahu to make a clean break from the peace process. They also called on Netanyahu to strengthen Israels defenses to better confront Syria and Iraq, and to go after Iran as the prop of Syria.

http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/engdahl/2006/0...
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:35 PM
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1. This makes no sense whatsoever.
The two paragraphs, taken together, add up to gibberish.

Redstone
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:43 PM
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2. saddam threatened to change to the euro. next thing, shock and awe.
oil bourse?
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