Originally Posted by Mode
Apple needs to move its manufacturing out of China.
What good is an embargo on Iranian oil if China is going to buy it all so that it can run factories to produce goods for America?
In other words, how long will Apple investors support the Iranian regime and terrorism?
Or has the long arms of a blind capitalist society become too long for people to recognize and understand their actions? That your sending your countrymen off to die in wars so that you can watch your investments grow. Do you even understand that as the stock price grows, so does the body count of your neighbors?
Where is the voice of Apple investors to bring manufacturing home and employ some of the 60+ million people out of work, homeless and living in poverty.
Silenced by greed and little green ticker numbers?
Shame on you investors and your blood monies. It doesn't have to be this way. You should be demanding Apple invest in R&D at home and develop your own technologies. Sure Sony is an ally country - but buying their technology because you have bankrupted society at home so that people can no longer afford education, and the brain-drain train that is full steam ahead... do you see the short sightedness of this folly?
You have a voice and responsibility as investors.
Be the change you want to see.
This is politics, not Apple talk. However, since you started: America has for 150 years, every decade, invaded a country. Yellow journalism created wars as far back as the 1880's. The USA have NO CREDIBILITY WHATSOEVER talking about morals.
Iran, on the other hand, is a 6000 years old country, that gave birth to monotheism with Zoroastrism, that heavily modified Islam and organised its elite, and more importantly that has been shunned by the international community since it rebelled against the exploitation of its oil by anglosaxon companies in the thirties.
Moreover, Iran wants nukes to defend against another aggressive country that has nukes (see the Vanini affair to understand), and that has bombed their neighbors repeatedly (just check the reactor "Osirak"s fate).
Pretending that Iran is the bad guy may or may not be true. Pretending that the USA have ANY moral right in playing tough with Iran is, simply put, playing gunman for a mafia boss. Guess who.