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#1 Yesterday's NYT ran an article saying that Iran was actually running low on currency, and could not get more printed overseas due to sanctions, nor could it get printing presses delivered due to same.
They may have to get creative & start printing scrip, the type of currency used in US localities in the 1930's when the banking system collapsed.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-17 10:51||
#2 WSJ: A Top Satellite Provider Cuts Off Iran State Broadcaster
One of Europe's leading satellite providers on Monday said it would terminate its contract with Iran's broadcast company, IRIB, immediately pulling 19 state [Iranian] -owned television and radio channels off the air. Eutelsat Communications SA ETL.FR -0.27% said it stopped broadcasting the Iranian channels in light of European sanctions approved in March and a French regulatory decision. The move comes a little over a week after Iran escalated the jamming of Eutelsat satellites to censor broadcasts during recent protests over a plunge in the local currency. Iranian human-rights organizations and opposition activists praised Eutelsat's decision. For years, rights groups have lobbied satellite companies to drop Iran's government channels, charging that they were propaganda tools of the regime and tools of repression and fear.
"The most important aspect of this decision is to recognize that IRIB is an integral arm of the Iranian intelligence and security services," said Hadi Ghaemi, the director for the New York-based Iran Campaign for Human Rights. "There was no justification for providing services."
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-17 11:02||
#3 "Soon I will be spreading atomic energy on my bread," he says in a joking reference to Iran's controversial nuclear programme which has prompted the sanctions.
Somehow, I don't think this guy thinks the shortages and high costs are very funny. Don't count on another Green Revolution. That got deep-sixed awhile back by Champ as I recall. He also might starve while waiting for the 12th spook to descend.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-17 13:06||
#4 what will happen next ... is that if they don't stop speaking out they will be dragged off to a very nasty jail.
Posted by Raider 2012-10-17 18:13||