Posts Tagged ‘petrodollar warfare’

The threat of military force, according to international law, in an act of war. The Venezuelan president is posturing, but the U.S. has mobilized forces and resources in Colombia—to which President Chávez claims to be reacting. Eva Golinger, a journalist and lawyer heavily focused on Venezuela, says the October 30th U.S-Colombia agreement “basically converting Colombia into one giant U.S. military base in South America” (4:49):

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Weeks after Iran officially announced it would replace the U.S. dollar—its value heavily dependent on Middle East oil trading—with euros in its foreign exchange holdings, The Independent Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk’s article, “The Demise of the Dollar,” breaks the story that: “In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the U.S. currency for oil trading” by 2018. I wrote of the alliance between Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) here in June.

Russia Today (RT) reports on Mr. Fisk’s exclusive (3:25):

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Iran’s decision to abandon the U.S. dollar from its foreign exchange accounts comes less than 20 months after opening the Iranian Oil Bourse–a commodity exchange devoid of U.S. dollars. Early December 2007, Iran announced that “nearly all” of the world’s 4th largest crude producer’s oil transactions were now being paid in non-U.S. currencies, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has adequately called a “worthless piece of paper”. It was the first oil producer since Iraq under Saddam Hussein to do so. Months later, the U.S. invaded Iraq and overthrew that ‘rogue’.

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