Tag Archives: Iran

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    Iran: Oh, No; Not Again

    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 2:04 PM

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    In each of the years 2008, 2009, and 2010, significant worries emerged that Western nations might attack Iran. Here again in 2012, similar concerns are once again at the surface.

    Why revisit this topic again? Simply because if actions against Iran trigger a shutdown of the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40% of the world’s daily sea-borne oil passes, oil prices will spike, the world’s teetering economy will slump, and the arrival of the next financial emergency will be hastened. Even if the strait remains open but Iran is blocked from being an oil exporter for a period of time, it bears mentioning that Iran is the third largest exporter of oil in the world after Saudi Arabia and Russia.

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    Daily Digest 3/21 – The War On Elizabeth Warren, Tehran Is Buying Gold, Fracking Site Closures Extended To Study Earthquake Link

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, March 21, 2011, 2:57 PM

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    • 27 Amazing Statistics About The Real Estate Crash That Never Seems To End
    • Secret Iran Gold Holdings Leaked: Tehran Holds Same Amount Of Gold As United Kingdom, And Is Buying More
    • The War on Warren
    • Fed Must Release Loan Data as High Court Rejects Appeal
    • Tokyo Postcard: History Repeats
    • China Suspends New Nuclear Power Plans
    • Arkansas ‘Fracking’ Site Closures Extended As Earthquake Link Studied
    • Lessons From Chernobyl for Japan
    • Radioactive Boar On The Rise In Germany

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    Daily Digest 12/20 – Iceland Offers Economic Lessons for Ireland, Retail Hit by Show Chaos, Gas Prices Quadruple in Iran

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, December 20, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Seoul Unveils Levy on Banks’ Foreign Debt
    • Iceland Offers Economic Lessons For Ireland
    • Shops Hit By Snow Chaos And Panic Buying
    • Success of Appliance Rebate Program Raises Questions about Environment, Economy
    • Emergency Unemployment Benefits Reauthorized
    • Cuts in Subsidies Quadruple Gas Prices in Iran
    • Will Shale Gas Turn Out To Be An Energy Sink?

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    Daily Digest 12/9 – U.S. Fiscal Health Worse Than EU?, Sovereign Debt Risks Grow, Global Bond Rout Deepens

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, December 9, 2010, 4:00 PM

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    • Two Flawed Currencies
    • Collect(ion) Call
    • Wanted – Political Leadership In Europe
    • U.S. Fiscal Health Worse Than Europe’s: China Adviser
    • Sovereign Debt Risks Grow as Stimulus Pumps Asset Prices
    • Passing the Pension Time Bomb?
    • Iran Sees $100 Oil Price ‘Quite Normal’, Crisis Ahead
    • Global Bond Rout Deepens On Us Fiscal Worries

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    Growth and the Upcoming Iranian War

    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, July 12, 2010, 3:29 PM

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    A new Martenson Report is ready for enrolled members.
    Link – Growth and the Upcoming Iranian War

    Executive Summary

    • A war with Iran seems likely before the US elections in November.
    • The US has committed an act of war in deciding to embargo Iranian fuel shipments and international financial activities.
    • The “urgency for dealing with Iran” is driven more by oil competition than military crisis.
    • The US militarily occupies or diplomatically controls every strategically-located oil producer in the Middle East except for Iran.
    • The most probable explanation for the sudden concern about Iran is likely centered over energy and the ‘requirement’ of growth that our economic and financial systems demand.
    • Seeking militarily-secured access to oil halfway around the world is a weak strategy.
    • An Iranian war has the potential to severely disrupt developed economies due to another wild oil-price spike.

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    Daily Digest – Jan 5

    by Davos

    Monday, January 5, 2009, 12:09 PM

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    • Can the US economy afford a Keynesian stimulus?
    • Fighting off depression
    • Obama  makes new pitch, promises on job creation — including 600,000 new government employees
    • Obama eyes $300 billion tax cut
    • Tech, one of the last hopes for consumer spending, hits the exits
    • As vacant office space grows, so does lenders’ crisis
    • Interesting series on bailout
    • New home sales and unemployment
    • Cut oil sales to Israel’s backers-Iranian commander

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