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(Forbes)   Iran snatches $75 billion back from overseas banks minutes before asset seizures begin   (forbes.com) divider line 39
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2008-06-16 06:04:09 PM  
The spin is international, but the need for cash in Iran is real. How much of this will Ahmadinejad be tempted to spend for additional separate men's and women's facilities?
 
2008-06-16 06:38:31 PM  
Spot gold prices rose briefly, said, "Meh. Whatever. Let's go back to worrying about oil." and returned to yesterday's prices.
 
2008-06-16 07:33:05 PM  
m0llusk: The spin is international, but the need for cash in Iran is real. How much of this will Ahmadinejad be tempted to spend for additional separate men's and women's facilities? Just for MenTM beard color kits?

FTFY

www.mistrys.co.uk
 
2008-06-16 07:43:01 PM  
fark ISRAEL

They are going to push us to set this shiat off and Iran is going to bury us. All they have to do is turn tap for 1 week and shut off 24% of the world's oil supply.

How about we make nice with Iran and bomb the jews yes?
 
2008-06-16 07:44:21 PM  
Iran snatches $75 billion back from overseas banks minutes before asset seizures begin...

... or not.

FTFA: There were few sources able to corroborate the story in Europe on Monday... One well-placed source close to Germany's national banking system, who did not wish to be named, even told Forbes.com that there had been "no indication" of any withdrawal of Iranian assets or activity as described in the Iranian press.
 
2008-06-16 07:45:20 PM  
that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is such a cheery fellow. just look at that lovely picture accompanying the article. why is it that everyone doesn't like iran again?
 
2008-06-16 07:47:37 PM  
Well it's their money.

Why not just let them have it their way? I mean if they want a nuclear war -why not just give it to them?
 
2008-06-16 07:51:18 PM  
smerfnablin: fark ISRAEL

They are going to push us to set this shiat off and Iran is going to bury us. All they have to do is turn tap for 1 week and shut off 24% of the world's oil supply.

How about we make nice with Iran and bomb the jews yes?


Contrary to popular opinion, this is not all the result of a jewish banker plot...
 
2008-06-16 07:52:21 PM  
smerfnablin: fark ISRAEL

They are going to push us to set this shiat off and Iran is going to bury us. All they have to do is turn tap for 1 week and shut off 24% of the world's oil supply.

How about we make nice with Iran and bomb the jews yes?


How about I make you personally regret those statements? It's not the jew pushing for this you ignorant farkwad. Look closer to home for that.
 
2008-06-16 07:57:31 PM  
smerfnablin: fark ISRAEL

They are going to push us to set this shiat off and Iran is going to bury us. All they have to do is turn tap for 1 week and shut off 24% of the world's oil supply.

How about we make nice with Iran and bomb the jews yes?


I'm tempted to say you're a Troll, but you seem to be a Ron Paul type...I'm going to go with you're being serious. Fortunately the copious amounts of Mountain Dew you probably drink will render you sterile. The gene pool thanks you.
 
2008-06-16 07:59:12 PM  
/Jewish with Dad & Stepmom moving to someplace between Austin & San Antonio.
//Dad's bringing the appropriate arsenal to certify himself as a Texan.
///Anyone know of a cheap method to set up an outdoor shooting range, since Pops is gonna have acreage.
 
2008-06-16 08:09:09 PM  
homerdrew415: Fortunately the copious amounts of Mountain Dew you probably drink will render you sterile.

If only this were true... (I do not want kids evah.)

But back on topic...DNRTFA...but...if this did happen...I would continue to laugh my ass off. It's like a bunch of kids arguing.
 
2008-06-16 08:09:39 PM  
homerdrew415: ///Anyone know of a cheap method to set up an outdoor shooting range, since Pops is gonna have acreage.

I KNEW IT!
 
2008-06-16 08:14:26 PM  
I wasnt trolling... an Israeli delegation visited the white house last month to convince leaders that Iran was a *serious* threat...

great... so now instead of the pentagon making shiat up Israel is doing it for them so they have someone else to blame

So what happens? Now we start doing the SAME THING we did with Iraq

It pisses me off that the SAME shiat works every time and that the people dont learn from the mistakes of the past

Id like to see this cycle stop. I know the "peek oil" people will be here in a moment but if you guys really read into it the entire reason for these wars is so that Israel continues to exist

Dont fool yourself...

We fight in the middle east because our Christian theology needs Israel to exist for a path to heaven to be true

Dont believe me? Ask any christian you know
 
2008-06-16 08:17:23 PM  
It's nearly like the pre-invasion of Iraq with the media screaming going on. I wonderhomerdrew415: /Jewish with Dad & Stepmom moving to someplace between Austin & San Antonio.
//Dad's bringing the appropriate arsenal to certify himself as a Texan.
///Anyone know of a cheap method to set up an outdoor shooting range, since Pops is gonna have acreage.


Palestine?
 
2008-06-16 08:23:08 PM  
smerfnablin: Dont fool yourself...

Nobody here seems fooled except for you. I vote we give Israel free reins and let them handle the situation as they see fit. We should block any UN protest that goes against them for nuking Iran.

/On an unrelated note, not that anyone cares, but I just found out my grades for this semester... I have a 96 average for the semester

//First semester at college... haven't been to school in 16 years.

///W00T!!
 
2008-06-16 08:35:16 PM  
I think Israel would LOVE to take the gloves off with Iran. Everytime they go after the middle eastern sand bandits, it winds up an obscene victory. Arabs can't fight. They'll talk a lot of trash, put up a good front, then get their asses handed to them each time.

Israel doesn't need us for this. Let them do it.
 
2008-06-16 08:40:31 PM  
ChicagoJohn: I think Israel would LOVE to take the gloves off with Iran. Everytime they go after the middle eastern sand bandits, it winds up an obscene victory. Arabs can't fight. They'll talk a lot of trash, put up a good front, then get their asses handed to them each time.

Israel doesn't need us for this. Let them do it.


???

yeah, what a good idea that is.
 
2008-06-16 08:42:45 PM  
ChicagoJohn: Israel doesn't need us for this. Let them do it.

They are more than able to take care of any problems in that entire region. I say the US should shield them from sanctions and let them take care of business. Nuking every arab city of over 50,000 should be a good start.
 
2008-06-16 08:45:45 PM  
It has nothing to do with Israel cleaning the clock of every country in the middle east.

Its not pissing everyone off at the united states as Israel drops US Bombs from US planes with US trained pilots.

While most of the middle east doesnt like eachother, they all hate israel more. And when israel starts killing their brothers in religion unprovoked, all the have to do is turn the oil tap OFF to create chaos across the world.

They wouldnt have to fire a shot or lift a gun.

Well, wait, maybe.

IF they were smart, they would blow up their own oil infrastructure.

think about that
 
2008-06-16 08:48:52 PM  
"We will take action today that will freeze the overseas assets of the biggest bank in Iran, the bank Melli," said Brown, at a joint press conference with Bush. ""

// apparently, Mr. Bush commands respect[fear] among the people that control the money...

// this type step has -always- led to war. By the time we attack, no one will be suprised, there will be little protest, in the west.

We will be paying 12 $ per gal shortly after the first air strikes.

A democrat issuing the order for a nuclear strike,
after several mo of conventional ordnance by republican regime
the coming show has been rehearsed...
Deja vu all over again
 
2008-06-16 08:53:07 PM  
smerfnablin: It has nothing to do with Israel cleaning the clock of every country in the middle east.

Its not pissing everyone off at the united states as Israel drops US Bombs from US planes with US trained pilots.

While most of the middle east doesnt like eachother, they all hate israel more. And when israel starts killing their brothers in religion unprovoked, all the have to do is turn the oil tap OFF to create chaos across the world.

They wouldnt have to fire a shot or lift a gun.

Well, wait, maybe.

IF they were smart, they would blow up their own oil infrastructure.

think about that


I'm so happy that I have just added you to my ignore list. Now if everyone else could just refrain from quoting him, I'll never have to read his retarded posts again.

Kthanxbai!
 
2008-06-16 08:55:36 PM  
smerfnablin 2008-06-16 08:45:45 PM
IF they were smart, they would blow up their own oil infrastructure""

// Iraq did, but we came in & repaired it....because its our oil. We won it fair & square!

The nations can only sit & watch as yet one more is consumed
i20.tinypic.com
there's no use to run..might as well watch & wait.
 
2008-06-16 08:56:09 PM  
smerfnablin: They wouldnt have to fire a shot or lift a gun.

Neutron bombs FTW!!! Kill the useless bastards... leave the infrastructure.
 
2008-06-16 08:58:34 PM  
Can't you understand what's happening here? Don't you see what's happening? Ahmadinejad isn't selling. Ahmadinejad's buying! And why? Because we're panicky and he's not. That's why. He's picking up some bargains.

/Merry Christmas you old savings and loan!
 
2008-06-16 08:59:28 PM  
Maddogjew: smerfnablin: They wouldnt have to fire a shot or lift a gun.

Neutron bombs FTW!!! Kill the useless bastards... leave the infrastructure.


Why am I not surprised that you don't know how a neutron bomb works?
 
2008-06-16 09:04:19 PM  
homerdrew415: smerfnablin: It has nothing to do with Israel cleaning the clock of every country in the middle east.

Its not pissing everyone off at the united states as Israel drops US Bombs from US planes with US trained pilots.

While most of the middle east doesnt like eachother, they all hate israel more. And when israel starts killing their brothers in religion unprovoked, all the have to do is turn the oil tap OFF to create chaos across the world.

They wouldnt have to fire a shot or lift a gun.

Well, wait, maybe.

IF they were smart, they would blow up their own oil infrastructure.

think about that

I'm so happy that I have just added you to my ignore list. Now if everyone else could just refrain from quoting him, I'll never have to read his retarded posts again.

Kthanxbai!


Add me as well. I don't even like the guy, but I want to be on the rare and elite ignore list of... wait who are you again?
 
2008-06-16 09:10:01 PM  
blindpreacher: Why am I not surprised that you don't know how a neutron bomb works?

Why do you think that? A neutron bomb is an enhanced radiation bomb, normally utilized to kill tank crews while they are buttoned up. It has a much lower destructive yield than a normal nuke. Using these against population centers will leave much less fallout and will leave the basic infrastructure intact. I'm not saying that large yield weapons (10kt to 100mt) should be used. I'm advocating that small (1kt to 5 kt) neutron bombs be used against population centers and against the oil fields themselves.

I will answer any question you may have about the use of these weapons. Don't assume I'm ignorant about this topic simply because you don't agree with me.
 
2008-06-16 09:51:46 PM  
No shortage of volunteers on Fark for the invasion Of Iran I see.
 
2008-06-16 10:36:20 PM  
JSTACAT: smerfnablin 2008-06-16 08:45:45 PM
IF they were smart, they would blow up their own oil infrastructure""

// Iraq did, but we came in & repaired it....because its our oil. We won it fair & square!

The nations can only sit & watch as yet one more is consumed

there's no use to run..might as well watch & wait.


It amuses me endlessly how ignorant pansicrats went on and on about "No Blood for Oil", and yet... where is the oil we are supposedly stealing? Where is my free SUV from war profiteering? Should i be getting a barrel of oil a day delivered to my door? Or at least, shouldn't the price of oil be steady?

Could you farkwits get off the Iran invasion thing? It's not gonna happen under W. It just won't. Grow up and find something else to be deluded and cynical about. Unless there is a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv, we are not invading or even bombing Iran under W.

The chickenhawk thing is old too. Read up on logical fallacies. If you're so committed to peace, douse yourself in kerosene and light yourself on fire. Oh, wait, suddenly you realize that one can be in favor of something without having to participate in it. Most of you queefes are prolly meat eaters who c/wouldn't kill your own food. So you're a buncha hypocrites, right?

"My wife is not of military age, and there is little chance of a draft for mothers. Are her views on Iraq therefore disqualified from utterance? And what about older comrades who can no longer shoulder a gun? What about friends of mine who are physically disabled? Should their expertise-often considerable-be set aside because they can't ram it home with a bayonet?

One hopes that the next implication is inadvertent, but the clear suggestion is that there ought not to be civilian control of the military. What-have callow noncombatants giving brisk orders to grizzled soldiers? How could Lincoln have fired the slavery-loving Gen. George B. McClellan, or Truman dismissed the glorious Douglas MacArthur? During the defense of Washington, Lincoln became the first and last president to hear shots fired in anger. Donald Rumsfeld was at his desk in the Pentagon when the plane hit, but probably is no better and no worse a defense secretary for that."

Maybe cops shouldn't show up to rescue you unless you are yourself a cop. Why should they put themselves in harm's way? Can't do brain surgery? No brain surgery for you!

Seriously, there are intelligent arguments you could make. The chicken hawk thing is petty and poorly thought out. Try to aim a bit above "Why do you hate America?".
 
2008-06-16 10:59:32 PM  
TaGirl_Keri: No shortage of volunteers on Fark for the invasion Of Iran I see.

I don't have the money but I would buy you a tiger moth if I could.

/Korgoth ftw!
 
2008-06-16 11:49:04 PM  
I never thought I would say this, but the stupidity in this thread makes me miss Tatsuma and Czardinglus (or however his name was spelled.
 
2008-06-16 11:57:43 PM  
blindpreacher:

Why am I not surprised that you don't know how a neutron bomb works?


Boy, you sure don't. Is that a kind of technical Rotsky there?
 
2008-06-17 02:13:54 AM  
This is not a good thread.
 
2008-06-17 07:16:07 AM  
Maddogjew:

I vote we give Israel free reins and let them handle the situation as they see fit.


I don't think they're bothered what your vote is, tbh. They do pretty much what they want anyway.
 
2008-06-17 10:27:11 AM  
homerdrew415: ///Anyone know of a cheap method to set up an outdoor shooting range, since Pops is gonna have acreage.

Yes.

If there is a hill, build the following in front of it (the hill will take the bullets). If you don't have a hill, build it in the middle of nowhere, nothing behind them for at least a mile.

Build a fence with two posts, one the level were you want to target practice (about chest-high), the other about 4 feet above it. Put some empty cans on the lower level, tie them to a string and put the string to the higher level, run it back to where you are going to shoot from.

You can practice shooting the cans off the fence, when you have knocked them all off, pull the string, it will lift the cans, then lower them so they sit on the fence again.

Rinse, repeat, enjoy.

/Get a ceiling fan for EVERY room in the house.
//Buy a pump-action shotgun for home defense, the sound is very effective.
 
2008-06-17 10:42:11 AM  
Iran is not going to shut off their oil supply.

Do you know why?

Because within a week their nation would be completely destroyed. The United States is racking up huge kill numbers in Iraq and we are using "scalpel" tactics over there. Countries like China and Russia would probably carpet bomb every major city with no regard for civilian lives. They would have most of the majority of U.N. backing too because the world economy would be plunging.

I honestly could tell you what the United States would do in that event. But what I can tell you is that the United States cannot afford another war right now. American citizens are tired of the war and want to see an end to it.
 
2008-06-17 11:09:56 AM  
PNAC, AIPAC, and Neocons.

Just in case you don't already know, 'Neocons' it's code for 'Jews in the Bush White House who are engineering American foreign policy and getting us into pointless and endless wars in the Middle East'.

They've wanted Iran for a long time, long before the Iraq business started; and we'll just have to wait and see if they can pull it off before Bush's term is up.

And oh, this just in: The recently appointed head of the United States Air Force is Jewish.
 
2008-06-17 12:05:46 PM  
Way to advocate mass murder, asshole. Did it by chance occur to you that the Russians and the Chinese might have invested billions in Iran? That they also have the US by the balls? Apparently not.
 
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