Monday, October 1, 2012
Iranian Currency Falls 17% in One Day
Sanctions against Iran are making their impact, on the innocent working-class people of Iran–and the destruction of the currency may be getting a boost from the CIA.
International trade is dying and the currency is in free fall. It fell 17% this morning. The rial has lost more than 80 percent of its value since the start of the year.
I am also hearing that the CIA may be pumping newly (CIA printed) rial into the country in an effort to destabilize the country through hyper-inflation. The Fed may think money printing boosts an economy, but the CIA knows what it really does.
Ordinary Iranians are increasingly struggling with the resulting inflation, which was officially put at 23 percent even before the latest plunge of the rial.
“Prices are rising every day and it just doesn’t stop,” said Khosro, a retiree who gave only his first name. He was forced to work as a taxi driver to boost his diminishing pension, he said.
Even locally made products were becoming more costly in Iran’s supermarkets.
“The price of my toothpaste, a foreign brand, has tripled in just a few months. Now, I’m buying an Iranian one, but it has also nearly doubled in price,” said Maryam, a young shopper.
via EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Iranian Currency Falls 17% in One Day.
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- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – The man with the final say in Iran.
Iran will never develop a nuclear bomb, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told leaders of developing countries during a meeting in Tehran. “Our motto is nuclear energy for all and nuclear weapons for none,” Reuters quoted Khamenei as saying at the Non-Aligned Movement summit on Thursday. “Iran will never pursue nuclear weapons, but it will not give up its national right to peaceful nuclear energy,” he said. Khamenei slammed the UN Security Council as an unjust relic of the past, which the US uses “to impose their bullying manner on the world.”
Quoted from: http://rt.com/news/line/2012-08-30/#id36646
Finally a good laugh..
Finally a good laugh in the news again today. It would seem that US led sanctions on Iran extend to Azeroth. This is funny and slightly ironic to me, as I believe WoW’s only accomplishment is distracting a generation from important social issues. Perhaps with their WoW accounts locked some of these Iranians will spend their time doing something more constructive, like produce a popular piece of art that will attract attention to their nation and highlight average Iranian life. This would be a fantastic development as it would give us all something to use in order to compare the state of Iran pre- and post shelling. It must be said that sanctions are actually tremendously damaging themsleves, hurting the sick, poor, and hungry civilians more than government or industry. Extending sanctions to gaming trivializes the process – a process that is inherently evil. Iran will be alright though because in an interconnected digital world – with Bitcoins to spend – we are no longer bound by the will of our national governments, and individuals can actually make a real difference. On a related note – there are some really fantastic looking and affordable holiday plans in Iran, which could be another great way of encountering their culture before the place is blown up.
The corner of the web that I choose to inhabit has recently been swamped with news of insane levels of US arms sales. Sadly, much of the record $66.3 billion spent on US arms last year will go towards arming dictators and corrupt regimes. Unfortunately global consciousness has not yet determined: that guns do not make us safer; that by having more of them you are only generating more potential danger; and to anyone else who may be intimidated by them, you are forcing yourself to become a threat and perhaps a target. Any legitimate democratically elected government that purchases these weapons is only going to be ridiculed and saddened. They will face scandals over corruption, and shame for the unnecessary spending (unless they are with the US or defending against the US, nations do not war with each other anymore – hence the lack of love for “defence spending”). Ultimately these questionable regimes that buy the weapons are only going to be stockpiling ‘evidence’ against themselves of their own bloodthirsty nature for the day that America turns around and labels them rogue, before bombing their citizens. Iran has refused to become one of these examples, although their nuclear scientists have been involved in a unexplainable (if you forget the US/British/Israeli agenda) amount of explosions.
Damaged cars that three Iranian scientists were riding in when they were killed in bombings over the last three years are displayed outside the meeting of Non-Aligned Movement, NAM, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (Photo: Vahid Salemi/ Associated Press)
In what I see as a perfect chess like defence strategy, Iran, the evil accused of conspiring to produce their own WMD, rather than buy them from the US, has called for a complete ban on nuclear arms. This is something that I like to see, especially as they bring the motion in front of more than 120 nations who attended the Non-Aligned Nations Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran this weekend (August 26 2012). In another case of perfect timing (Julian Assange also recently exhibited perfect timing in evading US imprisonment) Iran has now positioned itself to successfully complete the building of nuclear power stations, as well as champion the total ban on nuclear arms by 2025. The timing is so perfect because at the moment, with US elections looming, the States are not going to risk entering another war, and Israel, the biggest pusher for military action against the Iranian nuclear power project, also cannot and will not make a move without the US taking the lead. This leaves the rest of us a few solid months to reinforce the idea that continuous imperialistic warfare cannot be tolerated anymore. The world is watching this time, with social media and commentators by the thousand. If Romney or Obama want to stage a false flag then they better have Spielberg onboard, and even then they better hope it’s one of his good days, because we are harder to trick these days. Either way, we will all be watching as weapons do what they do best, kill innocent hardworking civilians.
Neither Iran nor the USA actually wants a war; only governments want war.