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Iran   Africa and the Middle East

Started 9/19/18 by Di (amina046); 64277 views.
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)


It is a very hard blow to Iran and its people! Unfortunately the EU does not seem to have a good answer! They should retaliate, close MCDonald, which would be a favour to humanity, stop all possible imports from the US or put big tariffs on them, get US banks out of Europe, and ask for visas for Americans.

The lack of Iranian oil is going to punish all non producing countries through price hikes, which in turn favours Saudi Arabia, Trumps best friend, and the US, amongst others.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


It would be interesting to see what would truly happen to the Middle East if renewable energy took over and no one needed their oil anymore...

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Iran hits out at US President over impending sanctions

Iran's top leader has lashed out at US President Donald Trump, saying his policies face opposition across the world, as Washington prepared to reimpose sanctions on Iran's vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, state television reported.

Key points:

  • Iran says the US has "been defeated by the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years"
  • The European Union is planning to circumvent sanctions, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported
  • Mr Trump's reimposed sanctions will come into force on Monday

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said Iran's arch-adversary the United States had failed to reassert its dominance over Iran since the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the US-backed Shah.

"The world opposes every decision made by Trump," Iranian state television quoted Mr Khamenei, a Shi'ite cleric with ultimate authority in Iran, as saying during a meeting with thousands of students.

"America's goal has been to re-establish the domination it had [before 1979] but it has failed. America has been defeated by the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years."

Washington will on Monday reintroduce far-reaching sanctions on Iran's vital oil sales and banking sectors to try to force the Islamic Republic into negotiations to scrap its nuclear energy and ballistic missile programs and end its support for proxies in conflicts across the Middle East.

However, the Trump administration said eight importing countries would temporarily be allowed to keep buying Iranian oil when sanctions came back into effect.

Turkey said Ankara had received initial indications from Washington that it would be granted a waiver, but was awaiting clarification on Monday.

Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said his country and other leading oil importers would benefit from the US waivers.

Most international sanctions on Iran were lifted in early 2016 under a deal Iran signed with world powers the year before under which it curbed its uranium enrichment programme, widely seen abroad as a disguised effort to develop an atomic bomb.

But Mr Trump denounced the nuclear deal, approved by his predecessor Barack Obama, as flawed in Iran's favour and withdrew Washington from the pact in May. Mr Trump's decision was welcomed by Washington's Sunni Muslim Gulf Arab allies, involved in proxy conflict with Shi'ite Iran for decades.

The United Arab Emirates' minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Saturday that Iran's "aggressive policies" were "largely responsible" for the reimposition of US sanctions on Tehran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif spoke by telephone with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and his counterparts from Germany, Sweden and Denmark about pending European measures to counter the US sanctions, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)


We will always need their petroleum, do not forget the petrochemicals. The melamin plates you use for your picnic are made of it.stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)


Renewable energy is extremely high in investment and very unrewarding in in kws!

I think the chinese moon might be more interesting after all. Hydroenergy is the most productive but not every country has the required conditions. Also, wemight be out of water before we are out of electricity.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


That's why I say geothermal and nuclear.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)



From: BerrySteph


Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

credible threats to US forces in the region from Iran.

What threats are these?

Is the US really planning to do to Iran what it did to Cambodia?

Graphic from sites/rabble/ files/node- images/Cambomb 6573.JPG but a clearer version at page 2 of this pdf: cgp/Walrus_Cambodia Bombing_OCT06.pdf

Map of Cambodia showing the 113,716 sites bombed by 30,516 sorties dropping 2,756,941 tons of ordnance through the period 1965-1973.
Until the Clinton release of information, (1996?) 80% of this had been concealed.
Drawn from a historical paper done by Taylor Owen and Bob Kiernan, "Bombs over Cambodia" and presented by Yale University.
Note the concentration around the capital, Phnom Penh.

Four American students were gunned down protesting this genocide (part of a campaign probably costing 8 to 10 million lives) and another. Twenty-eight guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[6][7]

Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.[8][9]

This campaign, the biggest bombing campaign in history was just one small portion of this forgotten genocide. Many times more destructive than the WW2 campaign against Germany.

Note that Pol Pot was actually a US agent and remained that way for at least 12 years after his regime had fallen!


From: bml00


As advised the nutters are out , is Cambodia in the Middle East , of course not , you are dealing with a vitriolic liar and American hater .

Good luck