I should say "without a conventional military war" because the "war" as it is, is all too real.

Iran's economy is near collapse, it's time to bring in Geithner and the Banksters and impose some restrictions and terms to financial assistance.

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David Abbot 6 years 37 weeks ago
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The problem is, Timothy Geitner is proven over and over that he is what he is: a Wall Street robber baron. The entire bailout thing, where the thieves got rewarded with trillions of dollars of taxpayer money and then raised our interest rates, stopped paying interest on bank accounts and CD's, added use fees to poor peoples' accounts, and in every other way proved themselves to be nothing more than common thieves. If those trillions of dollars had been spent on rebuilding roads and bridges, and otherwise given to poor and middle class people, virtually every penny of that money would have still ended up in the robber barons' greedy little hands, but ON THE WAY THERE, it would have helped our poor and middle classes. As it is, the robber barons got all that money and they are sitting on it, refusing to do anything with it.

Throughout history, whenever rich, powerful nations have wanted to steal something from another country- or steal the entire country!- here's what they have done: they say, "Oh, this poor unfortunate country needs our assistance," and then they invade it, killing anyone who stands in their way, and "help" that country to sign over its natural resources for pennies on the dollar.

You say the IMF and World Bank should "assist" Iran. The problem is, the IMF and World Bank are in the business of subverting and impoverishing third world countries, not helping third world countries. They "loan" money to a country, the dictator who runs the country "steals" much of that money- so we could more accurately call that portion of the money a bribe. The rest of the money is paid to Halliburton, Bechtel, or some other massive multinational corporation to build "improvements" like hydroelectric dams (in the process, displacing all of the native people who are "in the way of progress), and then, because the IMF/World Bank didn't loan the country enough money to complete the project, Halliburton or whatever corporation says, "You have defaulted on our contract, so, according to the terms of our agreement, we won't finish the project and now we basically own this country." Then they proceed to undermine and ultimately destroy the country's economy. They import food into the country, and that food is so heavily subsidized by the American government that it is sold in the third world country for such cheap prices that the country's farmers are driven out of business and have to either sell their family farms to corporations, or have to start growing marijuana, poppies, or coca (cocaine) leaves for the drug cartels. (If you're thinking that their goal is to destroy the middle class, you are right.)

You're talking about invading Iran, which has a similar climate to Afghanistan, so here's what would happen if we invade them: the opium trade will take a massive upswing in Iran, just as it has in Afghanistan. We built lots and lots and lots of roads in Afghanistan, which has been a great help to the opium trade, and if we invade Iran, we will do whatever is necessary to help the drug trade increase its profits. We will kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Iranian people and pretend that it doesn't matter because we think that God likes it when we kill Muslims, (are you getting nauseous yet, because I sure am, and the way we behave, if I was God, I might like Muslims MORE than Christians...). We will break all of Iran's contracts to sell oil (just as we did in Iraq), and oil company lawyers will draw up a new constitution for Iran, stipulating that Iran will sell oil to whoever we want them to sell it to, for the price that we want them to sell it for. And anyone who stands in our way will be killed by our military or by hit squads of ex-military private contractors, or renditioned, or sent to Guantanimo to be tortured.

Iran's museums will be looted, and all of the valuable artifacts of their culture will be stolen and removed to other countries. We will destroy many of Iran's hospitals- just as we have done in Iraq.

You know, when I think of all this help that we want to give Iran, somehow I think Iran can get along just fine without our help.

And as far as Iran getting a nuclear weapons program up and running, my response is, so what? Iran has never invaded America. We, on the other hand, have invaded Iran, to put the shah in power. Maybe if we started treating other countries like friends instead of behaving like financial vampires, other countries would like us.

If you need a more personal example, if you went over and killed several of your neighbors and stole their stuff, do you think the rest of your neighbors would like you? Probably they would not like you. But on the other hand, if you treated your neighbors like friends, do you think they would like you? Probably they would. Even if they were (Shudder! Gasp!) Muslims.

The Muslims I have personally spent time with, all behaved better than almost all of the Christian people I have met. They show more kindness, consideration, and good will than almost any Christians I have ever met. Maybe if Christians want to convice the world that Christianity is the "best" religion, they should stop giving fraudulent IMF and World Bank loans, stop murdering people and stealing natural resources and spreading hatred and intolerance. Maybe they should start following the Ten Commandments.

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Scappoose 6 years 37 weeks ago
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"Banking was conceived in inequity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the ability to create money and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if, you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money. - Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the bank of England in 1928, reputed to be the 2nd wealthiest man in England at the time."

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