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2006-03-11 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran may play oil card
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-03-11 03:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [339 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 oh well if they want to use oil as a weapon then we might as well destroy all their refinerys and oil industry facilities so as to stop these silly games - kinda like a kid mis-behaving with a toy , if he carries on he'll have his toy taken from his cot. :)
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-11 05:53||   2006-03-11 05:53|| Front Page Top

#2 Better yet, just take the oil producing area away from them. Permanently.
Posted by DanNY 2006-03-11 06:30||   2006-03-11 06:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Don't forget Iran imports 2/3 of its gasoline. So it will be interesting to see who suffers more from playing with cards.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-11 08:17||   2006-03-11 08:17|| Front Page Top

#4 it always amuses me this 'card playing' talk - do all the leaders meet up with various packs of assorted cards and role dice and flip cards over a big map of the world, kinda like dungeons and dragons the board game or warhammer is it?
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-11 09:55||   2006-03-11 09:55|| Front Page Top

#5 Silly Iranians.

They forget who excels at poker. Although, I must admit, GWB has to use a stacked deck at this point.
Posted by lotp 2006-03-11 09:59||   2006-03-11 09:59|| Front Page Top

#6 Iran's only real export is oil. That money runs the entire country. How the hell could they quit selling it, even for a day? I bet oil futures prices in the Iranian stock market are doing well today.
Posted by Angung Omoling9114 2006-03-11 10:22||   2006-03-11 10:22|| Front Page Top

#7 The oil card, like a nuke, is much more useful to them as a threat than a weapon. The cost of actually using either is quite high, but successful bluffs are free for as long as fools fall for it. And the population has grown quite a bit since Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute.
Posted by VAMark 2006-03-11 12:50||   2006-03-11 12:50|| Front Page Top

#8 The Iranians assume that they have the oil card. They also assume that the world will play nice. They keep tickling the dragon's tail, and the dragon stirs a bit. Inductive M² logic sez, since nothing happened, it's ok to keep tickling the dragon's tail. There will be a point where the dragon(s) will have had enough. Keep tickling M²s and you will find that tipping point.
Posted by Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK">Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK  2006-03-11 13:00||   2006-03-11 13:00|| Front Page Top

#9 Yeah, its not like they have the [b]Pistachio Card[/b] to play any more with so many California Pistachios on the market.
Posted by 3dc 2006-03-11 13:29||   2006-03-11 13:29|| Front Page Top

#10 Everytime they play oil card, we should play blow shit up card.
Posted by djohn66 2006-03-11 15:21||   2006-03-11 15:21|| Front Page Top

#11 or, we could choose a card that's a bit more ... targetted ...
Posted by lotp 2006-03-11 15:22||   2006-03-11 15:22|| Front Page Top

#12 assign a card to a mullah. When his card comes up, wipe his house(s), his family (if they refuse to leave) his assets (that BMW/Mercedes dealership in Tehran) his entire existence. Off the world. Then announce "next?"

These Mullahs are mostly thugs who've used Khomeini's revolution for power and wealth. Take both away and their shysters selling snake oil and hate. The true believers™ like ahmadinijad.... should be assassinated first wave
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-11 16:10||   2006-03-11 16:10|| Front Page Top

#13 If the Shiite Arabs are nice, maybe we can award them the oil rich lands currently owned by Iran. They already live there anyhow.
Posted by Throlugum Shuter9373 2006-03-11 16:59||   2006-03-11 16:59|| Front Page Top

#14 Two can play these card games. DoD should issue American troops a pack of 52 cards with Khameni as the Ace of Spades.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-11 17:03||   2006-03-11 17:03|| Front Page Top

#15 Oooooooohhhhhhh, NS! Where can I buy a pack?
Posted by Bobby 2006-03-11 17:55||   2006-03-11 17:55|| Front Page Top

#16 Israeli General: We could take out Iran N-sites.


GENERAL Moshe Ya'alon, a former chief of staff of the Israel Defence Forces, has revealed that Israel could neutralise the Iranian threat for several years by hitting dozens of targets spread around the country.

General Ya'alon told the Hudson Institute in Washington on Thursday that the Iranian sites could be struck with greater accuracy than was achieved by the air force in its frequent "targeted assassinations" of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

His remarks, the most explicit yet about Israel's capacity to strike at Iran's nuclear sites, drew sharp criticism from officials in Israel who have been attempting to maintain a low profile on the issue in order to leave it as a matter for the international community.
Posted by doc 2006-03-11 18:47||   2006-03-11 18:47|| Front Page Top

#17 Iran has a joker dealing from the bottom of the deck.
Posted by Captain America 2006-03-11 22:04||   2006-03-11 22:04|| Front Page Top

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