This is truly Alice in Wonderland!
The Carter presidency is directly responsible for our demise of the WEST and not just America going into this following year. Carter was the chief instrument of the design of OPEC. He is also the one who brought on the Iran hostage crisis. He is the one responsible for planting the seeds of this behemoth.
This is the CARTEL nations telling the WESTERN world that they support IRAN and that the sanctions against Iran are going to be used against the WEST itself. They are united against the WEST.
The WEST is not only NOT united, but are in a complete trance, hypnotized by the lies, propaganda and hollow promises that the Islamic world weaves. The Islamic HYDRA! The Hydra is difficult to understand, because once one head is cut off, there are two that grow back.
These things are not that mysterious, though. The reason is, if one puts all the pieces in perspective, then one understands that this president is a saboteur. He should be handcuffed and investigated for espionage. Treason is not in question anymore, in my opinion.
Treason would entail that the president had allegiance to the US, at one time or another. I am not reasonably sure that he EVER had allegiance to this country, legally or otherwise. His papers don’t attest to it. He’s unwilling to disclose supporting paperwork, such as school records, etc… and his actions by going around the world and cowering to all the ISLAMIC nations, reassures me ONLY of his allegiance to the ISLAMIC STATE.
The Islamic state is a THEOCRACY based in ISLAMIC laws AND Culture. They are indivisible. The nations that are ISLAMIC are NOT singular. Once a nation becomes an Islamic theocracy it becomes part of the bigger (HYDRA) and is exponentially increased in power. They have the entire THEOCRACY behind them. Thus, OPEC will align with the OIC to form a complementary alliance. Coming and joining together the breadth of the ISLAMIC states and the power of the INTERNATION MONOPOLY that CARTER created——of which America has no commodity of, but is rather lead around by the nose ring of. US sanctions are an ILLUSION.
Iran Elected to Chair OPEC Next Year; Dismisses Western Energy Sanctions as Ineffective:
Friday, October 15, 2010
By Patrick Goodenough
Is this the October surprise?
(CNSNews.com) – For the first time since the Islamic revolution, Iran has been handed the rotating presidency of the OPEC cartel of oil-producing nations. The move comes at a time when Western governments are seeking to target Iran’s energy sector over its nuclear programs.
OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna Thursday elected Iran’s oil minister, Masoud Mirkazemi, to chair the 12-nation organization during 2011. His Iraqi counterpart, Hussain Al-Shahristani, will serve as alternate president, OPEC said in a statement.
Participants said the election had been a unanimous one by the group, whose members range from U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to historically hostile countries including Venezuela, Libya and Iran itself.
It remains to be seen whether Iran will use the presidency to push once again for oil to be priced against a currency, or basket of currencies, other than the U.S. dollar.
At an OPEC summit in 2007, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined his Venezuelan and Ecuadorian allies, Hugo Chavez and Rafael Correa, in pushing for such a change, citing the weakness of the greenback and its effect on oil producers’ earnings.
Led by the Saudi summit hosts, however, the gathering decided not to pursue the politically charged issue.
Iran’s election as OPEC president for next year comes amid attempts by the U.S. and European Union to escalate pressure on Tehran and its controversial nuclear activities by taking aim at its oil and gas processing, sales and imports.
U.S. legislation enacted three months ago penalizes companies that sell gasoline or other refined petroleum products to Iran or support its domestic refining efforts. E.U. sanctions target the export of equipment benefiting Iran’s energy sector.
<Meanwhile, on August 6, 2010, President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a meeting with the officials of Golestan Province, northern Iran, pointed out that twelve foreign companies have ignored anti-Iran sanctions, and have announced their preparedness to invest in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s oil industry.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, Algeria, Angola, Venezuela, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Ecuador as the OPEC twelve member states. OPEC was founded in the year 1960 in Baghdad.
The State Department announced on the last day of September that four major European oil companies had committed to stopping business with Iran. It also named another company, a Swiss-based subsidiary of Iran’s national oil company, as the first to face sanctions under the new law. The Iranian government – not for the first time – on Thursday dismissed the sanctions as ineffective.
Speaking in Vienna, Mirkazemi told reporters the sanctions have had “no impact whatsoever,” but had provided an opportunity for the energy sector to become self-sufficient.
Iran is OPEC’s second-largest oil producer and boasts its second-largest proven reserves, after Saudi Arabia. In 2009, Iran’s crude production was approximately 3.8 million barrels per day, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency (EIA).
Because of limited refinery capacity – its nine refineries together produced about 1.5 million barrels of gasoline per day last year, says the EIA – the country has had to import up to 40 percent of its supply.
Mirkazemi claimed that Iran planned to build six new refineries in the next three years.
Thursday’s meeting agreed to make no change to the cartel’s official oil production target of about 24.8 million barrels per day.
It doing so it stuck with a policy that has been in place since the end of 2008, when it announced a significant cut of 4.2 million barrels per day, following a drop in prices and demand as a result of the global economic slowdown. Its previous cut before that, of 500,000 barrels per day, was announced in December 2006 and later reversed.
Crude oil is currently trading at about $83 a barrel.
OPEC, which turned 50 last month, comprises Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Ecuador, Algeria, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Angola and Libya. Indonesia was a member but withdrew in 2008.
Oct 15, 2010 09:43 Moscow Time
Iran has assumed the presidency of OPEC for the first time.
The new president of the international cartel is Iran’s Oil Minister Massoud Mir-Kazemi, who was elected by the OPEC member-states in Vienna on Thursday.
Iran will chair the oil cartel until January next year.
The Vienna meeting participants have also retained intact the current oil production quotas of 24.8 million barrels a day.
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