"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes...known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- James Madison, Political Observations, 1795
March 20th is the national day of Iran. On that day they will start a bourse. An exchange where oil will be bought and sold. And it will be the first place where you can trade in oil, without having to use dollars. You can use euros.
Saddam tried something like this...and now he is paying for his impertinence. Now its the turn of Ahmedinejad and Iran. The US military machine is gearing up for the final challenge...the condi rices and rumsfelds of the world are trotting all over the globe telling scary stories about how iran is going to make a nuclear bomb and blow up the planet and the chinese and russians are pondering hard, whether they will be forced to take sides..... this is going to be interesting.
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