In my January 16th, A.D. 2012, article, “Invading Iran (Rounding Up the Usual Suspects),” I reported on Iran’s recent decision to sell crude oil to India for gold rather than fiat dollars or even fiat rupees. I explained my belief that the U.S., EU, NATO, the central bankers, and the New World Order would be thereby compelled to invade and destroy Iran. By moving away from all fiat currencies, Iran was implicitly returning the world towards a gold standard. By doing so, the Iranians had struck a potentially mortal blow against all big governments, all central bankers, and the New World Order—all of which are ultimately built on fiat currencies. I predicted that the “forces of fiat” would be compelled to invade and destroy Iran as an act of self-preservation.
Until that time, the primary pretext for invading Iran was Iran’s nuclear weapons program. We had to invade to prevent Iran from getting “the bomb”. The actual reason for invading was probably to seize control of some Iranian oil wells. In other words, our government’s primary reason for invading Iran was looting–to steal Iranian oil.
Looting is a time-honored reason for invading a foreign country. Armies have marched since time began in order to loot weaker nations and steal their wealth.
Looting is one of the “fun” reasons to invade a foreign country. But it’s not a compelling reason. Sure, we’d like to rob Iran, and if we get the chance, we will–but we are not compelled to invade Iran simply to steal their crude oil.