I want to resuscitate the impending attack on Iran because the other two major super powers have been sending some dubious and ominous signals...Operation Bite: April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran planned, Russian military sources warn
"WASHINGTON DC, -- The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 am on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly “Argumenty Nedeli.” Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account."
Another interesting quote...
"The first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, where Russian engineers are working, is supposed to be spared from destruction.
The US attack plan reportedly calls for the Iranian air defense system to be degraded, for numerous Iranian warships to be sunk in the Persian Gulf, and for the most important headquarters of the Iranian armed forces to be wiped out."
I guess the Russians got the word to the U.S. that it will have a very good reason to be informed of this mission for the very reason that this reactor was sold by them and is staffed by Russian scientists.
I'm a little wary of this author. He is a conspiracy nutter, but there is more to the story elsewhere
Now today, guess what one major Chinese oil buyer is doing?China shifts to euros for Iran oil
"China's state-run Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, the biggest buyer of Iranian crude worldwide, began paying for its oil in euros late last year as Tehran moves to diversify its foreign reserves away from U.S. dollars.
The Chinese firm, which buys more than a tenth of exports from the world's fourth-largest crude producer, has changed the payment currency for the bulk of its roughly 240,000 barrels per day (bpd) contract, Reuters reported Beijing-based sources as saying."
A small but significant step. And the effect it could have on the US dollar could be staggering.
The writing is on the wall for petrodollar hegemony. Sooner or later, the demand for all those little green pieces of paper is going to dry up, and the U.S. will have no choice but to address its $700,000,000 current accounts deficit.
And for Iran insisting on euros, Iran is giving the U.S. more of an incentive to attack them.
April 6th. Mark your calenders...maybe.