The plot thickens and the narrative builds, but I’m not buying it for a second.
“Senate Homeland Security committee chairman Joe Lieberman I-Conn. said Iran has targeted the American financial system in response to U.S. sanctions placed on the country because of its nuclear program.” – latimes.com
Now this I can believe:
“Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare.” – businessinsider.com
“The United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame virus, which collected intelligence for a cyber-attack on Iran’s nuclear program. This has been confirmed by a number of Western officials familiar with classified data on the effort.
The CIA, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Israeli military were all involved in developing malware to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, the officials confirmed.” – rt.com
Why don’t I believe the U.S. Governments story?
- Iran has nothing to gain by provoking war with the U.S.A. and everything to loose.
- The U.S. government seems prepared to do anything to protect the petrodollar and world reserve currency status of the U.S. Dollar.
Since WWII the U.S. Dollar has been the primary currency used to trade oil worldwide, which in-turn helps to support the value of the dollar. So when any nation chooses to trade oil for something else (like gold) the value of the dollar is threatened. Even with the sanctions in place some countries like China, Japan, and India are still permitted to trade with Iran. These trades are not being made in U.S. Dollars.
I suspect the American powers-that-be see any threats to the dollar’s status as a top-priority national security issue warranting the appropriate response. What the powers-that-be don’t seem to want to allow themselves to believe is that the current paradigm, a paradigm that values acquisition over all other things, is fatally flawed. You see a paradigm that uses the tools of war & debt to perpetuate itself has no future but death, destruction, and slavery.
I don’t think these masters of the current paradigm can see the obvious solution – a paradigm shift back to core values like fairness, balance, and honor. A way of life that’s closer to home, closer to each other, and closer to the ground we live on. A paradigm I think most Americans would embrace.
Tick Tock… When Will The Boot Drop?
So we wait for war to begin. I think it’s inevitable. The powers-that-be must be in a frenzy right now looking for any reason to attack this threat to their reality, since for them this threat represents and end to everything the know and value.
How this war will effect the world and folks here on main street America I don’t know. I imagine it will really depend on (1) the catalysts for war, (2) the speed of regime change in Iran (if any), (3) how China & Russia react, (4) the economic hit to the petrodollar, and (5) the conflicts that may arise between the American people and our government.