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IRAQ FOR SALE MOVIE - GET IT HERE

Postby HMKGrey » Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:17 pm

It's very good. Would probably humble a few of those people we all know who still think that Government's exist to protect us and are full of essentially great, compassionate people. <br><br>Download it here:<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2161263857843434134&q=iraq+for+sale">video.google.com/videopla...q+for+sale</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: IRAQ FOR SALE MOVIE - GET IT HERE

Postby pugzleyca3 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:22 pm

I knew they were ripping off the taxpayers, but this is so utterly blatant when presented in a compact video such as this. I still see people trying to defend KBR and Halliburton etal. Their biggest defense was touched upon in the video "these contractors are the only ones who are capable of doing it". <br><br>At the same time, I saw many people demonzing the employees of Blackwater etal. I didn't quite know what to think about that since I knew the majority were probably normal everyday people. Granted there are bad apples everywhere, but this video put a human face on those who went there thinking they could improve their financial situation and at the same time do something for their country. <br><br>Thanks for sharing this, it's a real eye opener on many fronts.<br><br>War is good for nothing but breaking hearts and minds of good people.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Byrne » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:41 pm

Or here: <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://betoniraq.com/">betoniraq.com/</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> (This is NOT a recommendation!- an Ad from RW blogs/pages, I believe)<br><br>Prior to the Iraq Invasion of March 2003, you could buy <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>1 Iraqi Dinar</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> for $3.22 USD (i.e.$3.22 USD to the Iraqi dinar ) <br><br>Now if you were to buy <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>1 Iraqi Dinar</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> today, it would cost you $0.000680272<br><br>Can someone attempt to explain this? & explain why other world currencies cannot be traded against the Iraqi Dinar? Or is the answer just.... OilDollar hegemony?<br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Does anyone have any stories of military/contractors who have bought Iraqi Dinar?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--></em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> & tried to sell them? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :\ --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>This is worthy of investigation.<br><br>More info: <br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Dinar">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Dinar</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Byrne » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:37 pm

From <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2004-08-03-dinars_x.htm">www.usatoday.com/money/world/2004-08-03-dinars_x.htm</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Posted 8/3/2004 12:30 AM Updated 8/3/2004 9:34 AM<br>        <br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Investors in new Iraqi dinar spur thriving Web trade</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>By John Waggoner, USA TODAY<br>Iraqis are serving dinars — and investors are flocking to the table.<br>                <br>By Ivan Sekretarev, AP<br><br>The <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>new Iraqi dinar</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, introduced in October [2003], <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>is now virtually worthless</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START >: --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/mad.gif ALT=">:"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> It takes <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>1,460 dinars to equal $1</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, according to Bloomberg financial news service. (Related: Check the latest exchange rates at USATODAY.com).<br><br>But dinar trade is thriving on the Internet.<br><br>Internet auctioneer eBay, for example, lists 622 auctions of new Iraqi dinars, in lots from 1,000 to 5 million. Dozens of Web sites, such as www.BuyDinarsHere.com, www.DinarTrade.com and www.InvestInDinar.com, sell dinars to U.S. investors.<br><br>The lure: Investors remember that the Kuwaiti dinar plunged to 10 cents after Iraq invaded Kuwait. It's worth $3.39 now.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The Iraqi dinar sold for as much as $3 before the first Gulf War. </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->And Iraq sits on the world's second-largest oil reserves, an enormous asset. "Even if it goes up to one penny per dinar, that's a lot of money," says Mahmoud Shalabi, president of SilverDinar.com.<br><br>Currently, a 250,000 dinar note is worth about $171. At a penny per dinar, the same note would be worth $2,500.<br><br>Interest has cooled since the U.S. handed power to the Iraqis. "Before the handover of Iraq, business was phenomenal," says Marshall Donnerbauer, president of InvestInDinar.com. "All the soldiers and contractors wanted to be investors before that."<br><br>The insurgency hasn't helped business. "It depends on the news," says Katja Morgenstern, president of Dinar Trading Company, which runs www.buydinar.com. "If it's a bad week, business is slow."<br><br>Risks for investors are enormous. If Iraq inflates its currency or otherwise devalues it, dinars could get demolished. Further civil strife also could clobber the currency. Speculators who bought dinars early are sitting on big losses. Other problems:<br><br>•Pricing. Dinar exchange rates vary widely, and only large institutions can get 1,460 dinars to the dollar. Dinar Trading Company offered 1 million dinars for $1,345 Monday. Dinar Trade offered 1 million dinars for $1,050. "There are lots of different prices around," says Shalabi. "Everyone has his own price."<br><br>•Liquidity. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Most dealers who sell dinars won't buy them, and U.S. banks won't buy them either</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. You can, however, sell dinars on eBay. Monday, 1 million dinars were being offered for $840 to $940.<br><br>•Fraud. Unlike the worthless Saddam-era dinars, new dinars are difficult to counterfeit. But some investors have ordered dinars from unscrupulous dealers and never received them, Morgenstern says.<br><br>Donnerbauer says there's a side benefit to holding millions of dinars. "I'm not a rich guy," he says. "But it's a good way to simulate being rich."<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>At 1,460 dinars to equal $1, 1 Dinar = 1/1460 =$0.000684932<br><br><br>It seems that scams abound, selling Iraqi dinar & pushing the line...<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Prior to United Nations sanctions, the Iraqi dinar traded at <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>3.35 per U.S. dollar,</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> and prior to the war in Iraq, the Iraqi dinar traded at .33 U.S. Dollars. During major combat operations, the Iraqi dinar declined to an all time low. However, after major combat operations, the value of the dinar increased 25%. Countries such as Germany (post WWII) and Kuwait (post Iraqi invasion) experienced a similar devaluation of their currency, but both countries recovered. Today, the dinar has increased from 3,500 against the dollar during the U.S. led invasion last year to 1,400 against the U.S. dollar. Imagine the growth potential of the Iraqi dinar once Iraq recovers and begins to enjoy the potential revenue of a country rich in oil and other natural resources.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>So they are tring to scam saying that your Iraqi Dinar at $0.000684932 may one day be again worth £3.22!<br><br>The thing is, this is not a scam by on-line dealers etc., it is a scam by the US/World Bank/IMF & it involves the bankruptcy of the US/weakness of the USDollar, the capitulation of the Iraqi people's resources in order to try & save the scam. <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:14 pm

In this documentary expose you can hear outraged soldiers describing how Halliburton employees ordered $80,000 trucks and threw'em away for another when tires went flat or it needed an oil filter.<br><br>There was no maintenance budget, y'see. <br>Threw'em away for new ones. Just bill the Pentagon.<br><br>(9/10/01 Rumsfeld admits $2.3 trillion missing.) <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Byrne » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:01 am

From Wiki article on the <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_Provisional_Authority" target="top">Coalition Provisional Authority</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>New York Time's Paul Krugman, who is also a professor of Economics and International Affairs has criticized the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) as turning <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Iraq</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> into <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"a playground for right-wing economic theorists, an employment agency for friends and family, and a source of lucrative contracts for corporate donors".</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--></em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> To prove his point, Paul Krugman mentioned in a June 29, 2004 article the appointments of <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Simone Ledeen</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> and <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Michael Fleischer</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> to CPA.<br><br>Professor Krugman wrote:<br><br>If the occupiers often seemed oblivious to reality, one reason was that many jobs at the C.P.A. went to people whose qualifications seemed to lie mainly in their personal and political connections — people like <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Simone Ledeen</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, whose father, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Michael Ledeen</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, a prominent neoconservative, told a forum that "the level of casualties is secondary" because "we are a warlike people" and "we love war". [18] <br>In March, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Michael Fleischer</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, a New Jersey businessman, took over. Yes, he's <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Ari Fleischer's brother</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. [19] <br>Washington Monthly also had a Special Baghdad edition in December 2003, criticizing the CPA:<br><br>Simone Ledeen is serving her country. She is the daughter of Michael Ledeen, the Iran-Contra luminary, AEI scholar, and all-around capo in the neocon mafia. [20] <br>In response to Paul Krugman's criticism, former White House staffer Mona Charen defended Simone Ledeen's appointment:<br><br>She had earlier lived and worked in Poland following the liberation from communism. She helped to transform what had been an underground Solidarity book publishing enterprise into a thriving, free market enterprise. [21] <br><br><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--><br><br>I'm still trying to understand more about the Iraqi Dinar currency. It is significant that Iraqi Dinars cannot be exchanged back into dollars or indeed exchanged (bought or sold) using any other world currency (I.e. no exchange rate exists).<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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