Comments:Iran claims airliners were denied fuel
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According to the Reuters link, the Financial Times was told by an unnamed source (according to the wiki article, "involved in the UAE's airline industry") that BP decided to stop refuling Iranian jets. I don't see why anyone needs to believe what Iran is saying in order to believe this article, which would, in effect, be foolish (though I'm willing they believe they will "retaliate"), unless Iran has infiltrated one of those sources - a possibility, all things considered, but not an immediately overwhelming one.
Either way, this is yet another nice little step on the way to confrontation. Somebody ought to have supported those students and protesters way back when - but then Micheal Jackson died.
Clearly a public relations stunt by BP - "We denied the Iranians fuel, aren't we good after all....Sure, we have destroyed a delicate ecosystem, but we aren't helping psychopathic islamic extremist..." KUDOS!
Could someone please get rid of Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket please, he's starting to annoy me...
Well, aren't all of us, the good little Republicans! I think it is to OBama's credit that both the tighter relationship he has been able to create around the World and deciding to take this strong action against Iran's refusal to stop producing atomic weapons, is a huge step toward forcing the real authorities in Iran to step forward and insist on a ban. Where are the people out there that can acknowledge how many gigantic problems he has been wrestling with, and the numerous reforms and laws he has been able to force into effect. And all of that while the "stand by and watch the US going down the drain, because it makes it easier for them to win seats in congress in November and the presidency back in 2012. PIWAK July 6,2010
This article is really misleading, Mehdi Aliyari is just the secretary of the Iranian Airlines Union, which is not part of the government while "[Iran] foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday that "no such limitation has been imposed". And the UK, Germany and UAE all denied the claim."
The actual news is the fact that "Most of Iran Air's jets will be banned from flying to the EU because of safety concerns, the European Commission says." (BBC: )
As predicted, Iran is getting vilified (BBC:) while more sanctions are being added. Israel is going to strike by the fall, it seems inevitable in the current climate.
Its almost laughable how hysterical this geopolitically motivated confrontation has become in the public sphere. The US has its panties in a bunch over Iran's adamant refusal to bow to the authority of NATO on the issue of Nuclear Technology.Trouble is, Iran isn't producing "Atomic Weapons", They're producing fuel rods for nuclear power plants, which they of course have the legal right to do under the NNPT. The real issue here is that a nuclear-powered Iran would be able to greatly increase their petroleum production market share with their domestic demand for electricity taken out of the equation. NIOC (The Iranian state-owned Oil company) would likely become the largest oil company in the world by revenue.) This makes The Oil Industry - which is comfortable with the status quo (for the past 65 years) of Saudi Arabia having the largest market share- very very nervous.