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The War at the End of the Dollar ~ link ~ The history of the U.S. dollar is closely linked to U.S. involvement in a series of wars. The Bretton Woods Accord and the resulting world reserve currency status of the U.S. dollar were both byproducts of World War II (1939-1945). The Korean War (1950-1953) was followed six years later by the Vietnam War (1959-1975) which led to the end of the Bretton Woods system. Unfettered by the constraint of gold backing after 1971, the U.S. dollar became a weapon in the Cold War (1945-1991) between the U.S. and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Each war corresponded with an increase in the U.S. money supply. The Gulf War (1990-1991) was followed by wars in Afghanistan, beginning in 2001, and in Iraq, beginning in 2003, and, simultaneously, by the U.S.-led War on Terror that began in 2001. Like the wars that came before them, the recent staccato of U.S. wars is correlated with increases in the U.S. money supply. The Iraq war, for example, is estimated to have cost as much as $4 trillion.
During the first meeting, Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and head of Beijing's delegation to the Istanbul talks Ma Zhaoxu underlined the necessity for a lesser hostile attitude by the West towards Iran. The Chinese official also presented some offers on how to move forward, and noted, "The first round of talks should focus on determining the general principles and objectives of the talks in a bid to guarantee a calm start for the trend of the negotiations."
Baqeri, for his part, said that Iran has entered the talks with new initiatives and with a constructive attitude.
Also, Head of the Russian delegation Sergey Ryabkov told reporters before his meeting with Baqeri that there is no shred of evidence to indicate that Iran is running a military nuclear activity.
You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, but now we call them sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal.