The pieces on the table have been moving very slowly for a long time now. The USA are gearing up for a war on Iran via a siege.
According to Wikipedia a Siege is a:
“A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. Generally speaking, siege warfare is a form of constant, low intensity conflict characterized by one party holding a strong, static defensive position. A siege occurs when an attacker encounters a city or fortress that cannot be easily taken by a coup de main and refuses to surrender. Sieges involve surrounding the target and blocking the reinforcement or escape of troops or provision of supplies, typically coupled with attempts to reduce the fortifications by means of siege engines, artillery bombardment, mining (also known as sapping), or the use of deception or treachery to bypass defences. Failing a military outcome, sieges can often be decided by starvation, thirst or disease, which can afflict either the attacker or defender.”
As R. Paul points out above, their supply routes and the sanctions are being employed in a strangling of the country itself, in which he feels is an act of war (and of course it is). He has been talking a alot of sense of late: “…we are engaged in so many places in the world, we can’t afford it” (see video above).
Of course he’s correct in the affordability of it. But look at the map above and it’s fairly obvious why they have so many stations; could you imagine living in that country at the moment?
“There’s no proof according to our CIA that they have (building nuclear weapons) …. why wouldn’t they want one? Well of course they do.” – Ron Paul.
It’s not a stretch of the imagination to consider that they are already in combat with them and have been for a while via Iraq. All this happening out of our view right now because we’re all watching the dreaded debt ceiling. But can the USA afford the war? They have been plugging away at for so long, are they digging themselves into the classic financial meltdown of an empire? The whole concept of their fiat currency is in question and has been the extra catalyst in the debate on, not just money theory itself, but whether it even relevant anymore. If we have achieved so much as a race with digital numbers, cheap metal coins and pieces of cotton paper with no real value (other than our acceptance of it) then we must be able to move beyond money some how. I can’t see any other or better way out than that.
But whilst we consider these philosophies in our minds, looking in to our wallets, people in the towns of Iran look out to the borders, very aware that they are surrounded.