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Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq?
    #1413182 - 03/27/03 05:33 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Here is an interesting angle I haven't thought of...

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/RRiraqWar.html

Could the value of the dollar be a contributing factor for the war on Iraq? If more countries switch away from USD to the Euro for international trade, it would greatly devalue the dollar and cause lots of inflation. Interesting point, no?


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: uno]
    #1413199 - 03/27/03 05:43 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

I have read a few similar articles...

Here's one that makes many good points... Read it here


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: uno]
    #1413347 - 03/27/03 06:57 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

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Could the value of the dollar be a contributing factor for the war on Iraq?



Yes.


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: Evolving]
    #1413359 - 03/27/03 07:05 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

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Could the value of the dollar be a contributing factor for the war on Iraq?



Yes. 




OF COURSE!!! :smirk:


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: uno]
    #1413369 - 03/27/03 07:09 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

No. It's "All Aboot Oil".


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1413375 - 03/27/03 07:12 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Glad you're finally up to speed... :smirk:


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: uno]
    #1413586 - 03/27/03 08:31 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

I've been an advocate of this theory for a while now.  If Iraq hadn't switched their oil reserves to Euros, I wonder if there would be a war right now.  I'll take bets that they will be back to dollars before 2004. :cool:

It is probably the most "offensive" move Iraq has made against America, depriving them of dollarized 'free' oil.  Combined with the World Trade Center attacks, its clear that the Middle East is retaliating by waging war against American economic dominance.  They can't defeat the military, but they might defeat military funding.

American hawks are eager to maintain control of puppet regimes, and strategic influence of Arab governments, so that major oil producing countries will stick with the dollar.  It's all spelled out in "Project For A New American Century". 

A weak dollar may be the only thing that can return America to normality.

my two cents. 


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Re: Value of the dollar part of the War on Iraq? [Re: pattern]
    #1413593 - 03/27/03 08:34 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

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A weak dollar may be the only thing that can return America to normality.
 




One can only hope! :grin:


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