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#188 – Ben Franklin Simulator

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7 Comments on #188 – Ben Franklin Simulator

  1. Other than the obsessive prntiing at the Fed, I can’t think of anything that would more quickly force the nations of this world to repudiate their use of the dollar for any international trading.It’s one thing for a minor country to print itself into oblivion, such as a South American or small European country. It’s another thing to see a major country inflict irremediable damage to itself for no good reason.Right now we are proving ourselves to be not only a bully but a country that forces its allies and trading partners into a corner, telling them ‘chose your poison.’ Either harm your economy under the threat of sanctions that include the nuclear option of exclusion from SWIFT or refuse to import Iranian oil. It’s a Hobson’s choice either way.The Euro zone will experience massive increases in the cost of oil and damage to their economies due to their compliance with our ‘request’ to embargo Iranian oil. They complied since we just bailed our their banking system due to the Greek debt fiasco. Japan must comply since their electrical power industry was curtailed dramatically due to the Fukushima disaster and shut down of most of their nuclear power plants. They are a weakened player and must comply. But they have fired the first salvo back at us by exchanging currency with China.It’s another thing, though, to threaten China, India and South Korea, the 2nd, 9th and 15th largest economies in the world with a combined GDP of nearly 10 trillion dollars.Imagine if it was the US which was threatened with sanctions if it continued to import oil from Saudi Arabia? If this was 20% of our oil needs, oil that could not be replaced easily, and we had to chose between harsh economic damage due to oil shortages or being excluded from the international monetary clearance system, what would we do?It would be to our best interest to find an alternative and that would simply circumvent this system. This is exactly what these major countries are being forced to do. Once done and put into place, these measures will not be pulled, for the simple reason that we are an untrustworthy ally and trading partner.There’s an old saying ‘It’s bad to be an enemy of America; it’s worse to be a friend’Not only are we a bully but we are just bad for business. These countries have no fight with Iran but they allow damage to their economies to satisfy our unreasonable demands. They’re being dragged into a fight not of their making.Actions directed towards proud countries with long histories of dealing with their own economic concerns and needs for growth and stability, when forced into actions that are harmful, by a country that alternately bribes and bullies, is not soon forgotten. The actions of our government in the matters of these sanctions will break the bonds of amity, such as they are, and compel these countries to go to an alternate reserve currency. We will be the losers in these actions. Our bloodlust will damage our country worse than anything that has happened in the last 150 years.

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