Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar For Oil Trades

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    Why are we really targeting Iran?

    Could it have to do with them dumping our dollar?

    Iran, OPEC's second-largest producer, has stopped conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars, a top Oil Ministry official said Wednesday, in a concerted attempt to reduce reliance on Washington at a time of tension over Tehran's nuclear program and suspected involvement in Iraq.

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's President, has called the dollar a 'worthless piece of paper.'

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    Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar For Oil Trades
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    Who cares what they do?
     
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    Our government.
     
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    Who cares?
    Why would you even be reading or posting on a politically inclined, pro American message board if you feel "who cares", especially towards a country we might get into a nuclear war with!

    I don't mean to come across rough, but we must understand why our leaders lead us into conflicts in the first place.
     
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    Well lets see, we have been targeting Iran for a few years now, and they starting dumping our dollar when?

    Oh and don't be an alarmist, we are not going to get into a "nuclear war" with Iran. Iran has no nukes yet, and when they do, they will never have as many or as good of ones as us.

    A "nuclear war" between us and Iran would be like a fight between a 98 pound weakling and a heavy weight. Iran might blow one up here, but we could erase them from the face of the earth if they did. So I really doubt it will happen. Iran just wants you to be afraid, and it appears it is working.
     
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    Dont use common sense and facts. You blow the whole conspiracy.
     
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    What's the difference between being afraid and being prepared? Iran is defying the UN. It supports Hezbollah. It's been tied to the Shia fundamentalist militias in Iraq.

    What happens if Iran controls ALL the oil in the Middle East? Especially since we appear to not have the sense to drill our shit?
     
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    No.

    Iran is irrelevant.

    The oil exports from Iran account for less than 0.1% of all international trade. All trading in oil accounts for about 1% of global capital flows.

    The idea that moving oil off the dollar standard would mean the dollar would end its status as the world's reserve currency is silly. 20% of all currency transactions do not include the dollar in any form already.
     
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    You are preaching to the choir my friend.

    I was simply discounting the Fear tactic they are using saying we are going to get into a Nuclear war with Iran. What we should fear from a Nuclear Iran is not a Nuclear war, for the reasons I stated. What we should fear is:

    A) who they might share their Nukes with

    B) How they would be able to dominate the Middle east through fear with them.

    I have been screaming for 5 years now about how we need to stop Iran from Getting nukes at all costs. I just do not think we need to fear a direct Nuclear war with them, that does not mean we should not fear them having Nukes.
     
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    We shouldn't fear ANYTHING, Charles.
     

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