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Iran pushes forward in trying to increase trade to Iraq…….

Most people don’t know this…but Iraq’s strongest trading partner is Iran……

Yes……Iran……

While America and Europe seek to squeeze more sanctions on Iran…..That country seeks to improve trade with Iraq…..The Dog has said this more than once here sanctions will NOT work against the regime……which isn’t stupid…on the face of this it seems to be a deliberate move to out fox the United States strategy of trying to limit Iran’s influence in the region…..

The act of improving commercial ties to Iraq by Iran will undoubtedly pull both countries closer no matter how many troops the United States leaves behind….In addition, as the United States has done around the world commercial ties means that Iran can continue to exert influence over wide parts of the Iraqi population which will forced to trade and interact with Iran as an economic partner…..

Make no mistake….. Iraq is desperate to attract investments no matter where it come from…..

If was the American State Department and White House I would be not happy about this…which seems to be saying…

‘..Thanks Guys for getting rid of our biggest headache Saddam….now leave so we can finish up our business of assimilating Iraq into our sphere of influence.…’

Here’s the link for the piece from Reuters…….

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iran hopes to double trade with Iraq to $8 billion this year, an Iranian diplomat said on Sunday, shrugging off Western-backed sanctions aimed at curbing business with the Islamic Republic.

Shi’ite Muslim Iran is the main trading partner of Shi’ite-led Iraq and has been one of the largest investors in Iraq since the fall of Sunni dictatorSaddam Hussein.

A series of agreements between Baghdad and Tehran could boost bilateral trade between the two countries to $8 billion in 2010, up from $4 billion last year, Iran’s consul in the southern oil hub of Basra Mohammed Reza Baghban said.

“We are sure that, if there are no obstacles in Iraqi-Iranian economic relations, bilateral trade between the two countries will be double what it was in 2009,” he told reporters at an Iranian trade fair in Basra.

The main areas of trade between the two countries are the construction, food and industrial sectors.

The United States and its European allies have been trying to pressure Iran to suspend its disputed nuclear programme, which the West suspects is aimed at making bombs. Tehran says the programme is for peaceful purposes and will not be halted.

The Islamic state is currently under U.S. and U.N. sanctions.

Iraq wants to boost economic ties with its neighbors and attract investment to develop an infrastructure and economy battered by years of war, under-investment and sanctions.

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , , , , | 3 Comments

China uses the United State’s best weapon to side up with us…..Commerce and Trade……

I have always believed that the United States best weapon and means of power was not its military…but its enormous Commerce and Trade power…it’s wholesale ability to swallow up a country in its wares, social imports, jeans, commercialism, capitalism and such……

We did it to the Russians, we do it to Europe, we do it all over the world……

But in a touch of genius and smart economics….China has turned the tables on America…..

The United States is slowing coming out of a big recession…one of primer reason we are is because the Chinese lend this country a boat load of money……without we would have be up sh*#ts creak without a paddle….plains and simple….

Both countries now need each other to financially be healthy least they both fail financially….forget all the saber-rattling on issues on the perifiery….WE NEED EACH OTHER…

And so with a bit reluctance and supesion…both countires do a kabuki dance and join hands on issues that politically would be unthinkable years ago…..

Money …..Cash….Dollar Bill’s…. wins out every time….

January 9, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy | , | Leave a comment

China uses the United State's best weapon to side up with us…..Commerce and Trade……

I have always believed that the United States best weapon and means of power was not its military…but its enormous Commerce and Trade power…it’s wholesale ability to swallow up a country in its wares, social imports, jeans, commercialism, capitalism and such……

We did it to the Russians, we do it to Europe, we do it all over the world……

But in a touch of genius and smart economics….China has turned the tables on America…..

The United States is slowing coming out of a big recession…one of primer reason we are is because the Chinese lend this country a boat load of money……without we would have be up sh*#ts creak without a paddle….plains and simple….

Both countries now need each other to financially be healthy least they both fail financially….forget all the saber-rattling on issues on the perifiery….WE NEED EACH OTHER…

And so with a bit reluctance and supesion…both countires do a kabuki dance and join hands on issues that politically would be unthinkable years ago…..

Money …..Cash….Dollar Bill’s…. wins out every time….

January 9, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy | , | Leave a comment