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Iran cutting oil exports to six European nations ~ link ~ Iran on Wednesday said it's cutting oil exports to six European countries including Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal.
Iran says it will only sell oil to those European companies that agree to strike long-term agreements and guarantee payment.
Photos and video of USS Abraham Lincoln as it sails down the Strait of Hormuz ~ link ~Iranian patrol boats and aircraft shadowed a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group as it travelled through the Strait of Hormuz yesterday.
Admadinejad unveils three new Iran nuclear projects ~ link ~ I do not support the insane Netanyahu drive towards regional war, supposedly over the issue of the Iranian nuclear program. However, I do have to admit that Admadinejad and the Iranians do love to bate the Israelis. Iran should, rationally, place a greater priority on establishing gasoline refineries within Iran so that it can refine its own oil into gasoline for its citizens instead of having to import refined gasoline...than the priority it places on its nuclear program. The dance of the Jewish extremists (Netanyahu and his supporters) and the Iranian Shiite extremists (the mullahs and Admadinejad) is the most dangerous 'dance' going on in the entire World. Stirling
Iranian nose thumbing ~ link ~ Shrugging off Western sanctions and Israeli recriminations, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played a starring role in a widely televised spectacle by inserting his country’s first domestically-made fuel rod into the Tehran Research Reactor Wednesday, Feb. 15. The scene came after the announced cutoff of Iranian oil exports to six European countries - Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal. Two hours later, the Iranian oil ministry challenged the announcement, spoiling the show by attesting to differences in high regime ranks.
Iran using 'advanced uranium centrifuges' ~ link ~ Big deal...that is like saying someone is using the latest and fastest horse drawn buggy in a race with someone who is using a fast sports car. The Israelis and Germans and Americans invented laser enrichment for uranium decades ago. Stirling
Iran deploys 'Oil Weapon' - Cuts off oil shipments to six European countries ~ link ~ It named them as the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal in response to a EU boycott of new oil contracts with the Islamic Republic.
The wife of an Israeli official and three Indians were seriously wounded in the first attack, which Indian home minister P Chidambaram attributed to a “very well trained person.”
In contrast, the Bangkok episode stands out as bizarre and aberrant: No terrorist attack actually took place there and there is no proof that the three persons who rented an apartment in the city were preparing to attack Israelis or anyone else, although they had bomb materials with them.
~ Turkey has no plans to consider alternative oil suppliers, and will continue to import fuel from Iran. Ankara officials disapprove of the EU and US embargo against Tehran, which they see as ‘Western economic bullying.’
Iran Escalation: All the elements for war are coming together ~ link ~ This is a good article that reviews a number of recent developments in the drive towards war on Iran. Check it out at the link. Stirling
The entire region has been set aflame with covert operations in every imaginable form, from real and false terrorism and assassinations to CIA/NATO-backed popular revolts, and “humanitarian” insurgencies---all ultimately fronting for the forces of the Anglo-American agenda. The Arab League now operates as a tool of western imperialism.