JohninMK wrote:The problem as I understand it is that the money that Iraq receives for its oil is in $ and paid into its account in the US. That is also where much of Iraq's 'savings' are as well. The US has already threatened to offset that money (steal) if Iraq does not toe the line. Until Iraq's revenues are paid and held in Baghdad it has a problem.Viktor wrote:
Eventually it will happen but the process will be gradual. US needs to pour lots of ressources into a country they are not welcomed anymore so it could have its ways for no obvious
gain as they matrix of value commands and to Iran now after US "liberation" it is a friendly neighbouring state where stronger relation are a function of personal relations and time
unlike billions and billions of $ and threats and blackmail and so Smile
Iraq has stated that it wants a long range air defense system that is not western produced so independence from west is what is its primarily objective here. Iraq also views Russia
as its ally as it already saved Bagdad once by being over run by ISIS by flamethrower supply from its own stash or China from where Iraq is viewed in near term as next in line in its
one road one belt project so it awaits with lots of cash ready to invest.
Even at the peak of the ISIS war the US was very reluctant to deliver the F-16s that had already been paid for and even now restrict their weapon load. They are still dependent on the US for support to keep them in the air. If they go ahead with the S-400 purchase all hell will break loose. Iraq will have the power of the $ rammed down their throats.
On top of that oil revenues, due to lack of demand and low price, are dropping so where are they going to get the money from? They will need everything they can get their hands on to feed and generally keep their population quiet.
This is not the right moment to be pulling the tigers tail. Very macho but stupid.
No. Every time is the right time for nation sovereignty. You can not know what will do other people so succumb to fear wrong. You need to do what you need to do and than
someone else will do something else based upon which you will than do something else otherwise you are just doing nothing and from nothing nothing arises. Its just stupid
because other nations will recognize that simple pattern and in no time you will end up being the dead man at the wheel along with your nation.
If a nation leads an independent policy for the benefit of its own people it needs control of its money its army its borders its people its laws ect because those are the means which
ensure their prosperity.
Also business with the thief will cause damage to US by multiple order of magnitude more
than the simple gain of Iraq money theft and besides if your country is being blackmailed with that money so it regains control over you at all time what will you do? Arent you
What would you do if the bank where you have your money said that from now on you can only do what she tells you to do instead what you think you should do or there will be
If Iraq rejects submission and pushes throw with the idea of sovereignty as is reported with the S-400 decision means it has already made its mind with the path it has chosen
and now thinks about difficulties it will handle.