Iran Drops The Dollar – Just As Iraq & Libya Did Before We Bombed Them

4/23/2018 by Lee Camp

Iran has officially switched from the dollar to the euro when dealing with foreign currency amounts. This could seem like a practical move since Iran already has difficulty dealing with the dollar due to the sanctions put on it by the United States. But something else to keep in mind is that we, the U.S., invaded Iraq not long after Saddam Hussein dropped the dollar for the euro. And as has been widely reported, the Bush Administration desperately wanted to force the WMD intelligence to fit a need for invasion. We now know the WMD story was completely false. So clearly there were other reasons for the U.S. “need” to invade – and one of the biggest ones was likely the switch away from the dollar.

BUT that’s not all. Soon after Libya began moving towards an African gold-based currency, we invaded it as well – with the help of NATO. Author Ellen Brown pointed out this fact at the time of the invasion: “Gaddafi made a similarly bold move [to Saddam’s]: he initiated a movement to refuse the dollar and the euro, and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead, the gold dinar.” John Perkins, author of Confessions of An Economic Hitman, has also said that the true reason for the attack on Libya was Gaddafi’s move away from the dollar (and the euro).

But Ellen Brown goes even further in her analysis. She points out that General Wesley Clark famously said he was told the U.S. would bring down 7 countries in 5 years. He was told this in 2002 by Pentagon higher-ups and nearly all of those predicted invasions, coups, interventions, etc. have come true. Brown writes, “What do these seven countries have in common? In the context of banking, one that sticks out is that none of them is listed among the 56 member banks of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). That evidently puts them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers’ central bank in Switzerland. The most renegade of the lot could be Libya and Iraq, the two that have actually been attacked.”

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Be prepared for an EVEN GREATER push for war with Iran. The initial push – after Obama’s nuclear deal – started over a year ago and involves consistently claiming Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism. (One must assume this list of terror sponsors does not include the country known for dropping drone bombs around the world, including 26,000 in just Obama’s final year in office.) Now it’s time for the pro-war corporate media to launch into high gear. PBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. will likely run an increasing number of reports pushing for obliterating yet another country. It’s up to those of us who see the truth to fight against yet more death and destruction – because who is it that truly suffers in these wars of aggression? The average people who just want peace.

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3 responses to “Iran Drops The Dollar – Just As Iraq & Libya Did Before We Bombed Them”

  1. Tom K says:

    The incredibly terrifying thing is that right now the most popular political figure in America is Nikki Haley. Yeah that little manequin that anytime she detects movements is programmed to spew one of over 3,000 Russophobic statements. How can anyone watch that war hawk embarrass both herself and America in front of the entire UN and be like “Yeah! Thats our gal!” *facepalms* I picked a hell of a year to quit drinkin….

  2. Miea Pipa says:

    In addition, considering Libya, only days after the Western bombing campaign, the banking system in Libya was put under the Western central banking system.

  3. Justin Essen says:

    Great piece. Thank you. Come to Seattle or Portland sometime.

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