Iran Now Totally Cut Off From Global Financial System, SWIFT Has Taken Iran Off The Grid – USS Enterprise Just 4 Days Away From Arrival, Entire (Non-Parked) U.S. Naval Fleet Will Be In The Arabian Sea And The Perisan Gulf

Commentary:

Flashback:

On record: Interview With US General Wesley Clark (Ret.): US Government Planned To ‘Take Out 7 Countries In 5 Years’: ‘Starting With Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Finishing Off Iran (Video)

George Galloway: The Case Against War With Iran (Must-Listen!!!) (YouTube):

‘Iran Hasn’t Invaded Another Country In More Than 300 Years.’

Heads Of Mossad And Shin Bet May Have Leaked Plans For Attack On Iran, PM Netanyahu Orders An Investigation (Guardian, Nov. 3, 2011):

… the main suspects are the former heads of the Mossad and the Shin Bet, respectively Israel’s foreign and domestic intelligence agencies.Netanyahu is said to believe that the two, Meir Dagan and Yuval Diskin, wanted to torpedo plans being drawn up by him and Ehud Barak, the defence minister, to hit Iranian nuclear sites.

In January the recently retired Dagan, a hawk when he was running the Mossad, called an attack on Iranthe stupidest idea I’ve ever heard“.

“The stupidest idea I’ve ever heard“ = WW III:

Albert Pike Predicted Three World Wars In 1871

WORLD WAR 3 anyone?

Vladimir Putin: ‘The West Wants Regime Change In Iran’ – Putin Warns West Over Syria, Says Consequences Of Any Attack On Iran Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

China To Protect Iran Even If It Means World War III

Russian Military Chief Warns NATO: ‘Under Certain Conditions Local And Regional Conflicts May Develop Into A Full-Scale War Involving Nuclear Weapons’

See also:

Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise Sets Off On Final Journey – Direction Iran … Followed By 3 Guided Missile Destroyers: The USS Porter, USS Nitze And USS James E. Williams

USS Enterprise Holding Drills To Attack Made Up ‘Faux Theocracy’ Shahida States And ‘Pesky Garnetians’

USS Enterprise False Flag!:

The war has already started …

Ron Paul: Sanctions Against Iran Are an ‘Act of War’:

Ron Paul told voters in Iowa that western sanctions against Iran are “acts of war” that are likely to lead to an actual war.

… and Ron Paul said this even BEFORE Obama has frozen (stolen) all Iranian assets:

President Obama Freezes All Iranian Assets In The US (Video)

Commander-In-Thief Obama Signs Executive Order Freezing Iran Assets In US (Video)

Former Member Of The Russian Joint Chiefs Of Staff: Russia Is Ready to Defend Iran and Syria

AND NOW SWIFT has cut off Iran from the entire financial system. Which is another act of war.


With The Enterprise Just 4 Days Away From Arrival, A SWIFT Cut Off Of Iran (ZeroHedge, Mar 15, 2012):

Update: as we hit print, we see headlines that the UK will cooperate with the US on bilateral agreement to release oil stocks. Crude down big on the news, which is merely an advance move ahead of almost inevitable war with Iran, simply to make the spike more palatable.

The push to get Iran to do something terminally irrational (now that USS Enterprise in its final tour of duty is almost on location just off the side of CVN-70 Lincoln and CVN-72 Vinson in the Arabian Sea, where the US will shortly have not one, not two, but three aircraft carriers) is now in its final stretch. As AP reported earlier, Iran has been now entirely cut off from the global financial system, as that anchor of international financial transactions, SWIFT, has just taken Iran off the grid. This leaves Iran with just three options for international trade: making gold into a fully convertible currency, barter, or exchanging Rials for Renminbi and other local currencies.

From the AP:

The SWIFT global financial transaction service said Thursday that it was cutting ties with Iranian banks that are subject to European Union sanctions aimed at discouraging the country from developing nuclear weapons.

The action effectively enforces EU sanction because the world’s financial transactions are impossible without using SWIFT, and it will go a long way toward isolating Iran financially.

The company’s name stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. It is a banking hub crucial to oil, financial transactions and other trades.

In a statement, SWIFT said the EU decision “prohibits companies such as SWIFT to continue to provide specialized financial messaging services to EU-sanctioned banks.”

“Disconnecting banks is an extraordinary and unprecedented step for SWIFT,” Lazaro Campos, chief executive of SWIFT, said. “It is a direct result of international and multilateral action to intensify financial sanctions against Iran.”

In other words: Iran, please do your worst. And just to make it easier, the US has now stacked an entire armada of easy targets in close vicinity, which not even a naive fool can mistake anymore for prewar preparations.

Here is what the naval picture in the Arabian Sea looked like most recently, where courtesy of Stratfor we can see that not only is CVN-65 full steam ahead to its final date with history somewhere off the shores of Iran, but that LHD8 Makin Island crossed the Straits of Hormuz recently. Just because.

Virtually the entire non-parked naval fleet will be in the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf in the next 4-6 days, where 3 aircraft carriers and one big-deck amphibious warfare ship are just waiting for the order.

More on Iran:

George Galloway: Iran Is Not A Punching Bag (Video)

Former US Ambassador: ‘Israeli Spies Warn Against Military Strike On Iran’ (Video)

Obama Denies Promising Bunker Busters To Netanyahu (Haaretz) – US ‘Offers To Supply Israel With Military Means To Destroy Iran’s Nuclear Plants’ (Telegraph)

US Offers Israel Advanced Weaponry In Return For Not Attacking Iran THIS YEAR

Senior Israeli Official: Netanyahu Considers Missiles On Tel Aviv Preferable To Nukes In Iran

Ron Paul On CNN : ‘I Think Sanctions Give Iran Motivation To Want A Nuclear Weapon’ (Video)

U.S. And Israel Have Prepared Military Options To Attack Iran

General McCaffrey Briefs NBC Execs On War With Iran

FOX News: ‘US Has Moral Authority To Annihilate Iran Because They’re Evil’ (Video)

John Bolton’s One Trick Pony: Iran’s Imaginary Nuke

10 Excellent Reasons to Attack Iran

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … And The Fascist New World Order

Israeli Military Deploys Missile Interceptor System ‘Iron Dome’ Tel Aviv

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: 44 US Military Bases Surrounding Iran: Will Iran Be Attacked?

Iran Says Israel Attacked Its Own Embassies (Jerusalem Post)

President Obama Freezes All Iranian Assets In The US (Video)

Commander-In-Thief Obama Signs Executive Order Freezing Iran Assets In US (Video)

Former Member Of The Russian Joint Chiefs Of Staff: Russia Is Ready to Defend Iran and Syria

DEBKAfile Reports: Massive US Military Buildup Around Iran; Up to 100,000 Troops Ready By March – ‘US Foresees May As Tentative Date For Clash With Iran. Floating SEALs Base For Gulf’

Iran, Gold and Oil – The Next Banksters War

Destination Persian Gulf? Nuclear Submarine USS Annapolis And USS Momsen Enter Red Sea

Pentagon Sends Commando ‘Mothership’ To Middle East

USS Enterprise False Flag!

EU Iran Oil Embargo Sanctions ‘Unprecedented’, Freezes Iranian Central Bank Assets

Lawmaker: Closing Strait of Hormuz is Iran’s right

US, Britain And France Send Warships Through Strait Of Hormuz

EU Foreign Ministers Agree On Iranian Oil Embargo – Europe Is Shooting Itself In The Foot

India Joins Asian Dollar Exclusion Zone, Will Transact With Iran In Rupees

Satanist Takes Credit for Upcoming War With Iran (WW III)

‘Iran Signs Own Death Warrant’ (Veterans Today)

CNN: US Funds Iran Nuclear Program (Video)

Iran Is Not Our Enemy (Video)

The Real Target … US Wants To ‘Close Down The Central Bank Of Iran’: Senior U.S. Official

Iran, Russia Replace US Dollar With National Currencies In Trade Exchanges

Iran Nuclear Scientist’s Death Followed Israeli Warning Of ‘Unnatural’ Events – Iran Blames Mossad And The CIA

Gerald Celente: ‘Politics Is Show Business For The Ugly’ – Expects Europe To Collpase In April – On The NDAA And Indefinite Detention: ‘They Can Simply Blow My Brains Out Now’ … ‘This Is FASCISM’

IAEA ‘Officially Confirmed That Iran Has Started Enriching Uranium To The 20-Percent Level, Which Can EASILY Be Turned Into Fissile Warhead Material’

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: Iran Not Building Nuclear Bombs Yet

US Analysts: Iran’s Nuclear Fuel Rod Isn’t Military Threat (Bloomberg, Jan. 4, 2012)

Thousands Of US Troops To Be Deployed In Israel, Joined By US Aircraft Carrier

Obama And Netanayu Push For Attack On Iran (Video)

American Investigative Journalist: CIA, Mossad Made Up Fairytale Terrorist Group Al-Qaeda

Royal Navy Sends Its Mightiest Warship To Take On Iran

Ron Paul: Sanctions Against Iran Are an ‘Act of War’:

Unwilling to back down from the growing criticism that his foreign policy would be “dangerous,” Ron Paul told voters in Iowa that western sanctions against Iran are “acts of war” that are likely to lead to an actual war.

Paul said that Iran would be justified in responding to sanctions by blocking the Straits of Hormuz, adding that the country blocking the strategically important strait is “so logical” since they have no other recourse.

He then compared the situation to China blocking off the Gulf of Mexico to trade.

Iran To Hold New ‘Massive’ Naval Exercise Near Straits Of Hormuz, To Run Parallel With Joint US-Israel Wargame

Interview With James Morris From ‘America-Hijacked.com’: Israel Pushing US Towards War With Iran

‘US Deploys Troops In Israel For Iran War’

Rachel Maddow: Ron Paul Is The Only Presidential Candidate That Doesn’t Want To Start Another War!

President Obama Signs ‘Toughest Yet’ (= Warlike) Iran Sanctions (Which Are Part Of The NDAA) Into Law:

Effectively, the measures will force companies and financial institutions throughout the world to choose between the United States and Iran as their business partner.

Rick Santorum Wants To Bomb Iran’s Nuclear Facilities (= WW III) (NBC Video)

CFR’s Foreign Affairs: ‘Time To Attack Iran’ (= WW III)

Adrian Salbuchi: Imperial Overdrive: Red Alert Over Iran

China To Protect Iran Even If It Means World War III

US Drone Lost Over Iran Was On CIA Operation – Rep. Dennis Kucinich: ‘The Events Have Been Confirmed, So When You Start To Connect The Dots, Those Dots Start To Spell The Word WAR’ (Video)

Russian Military Chief Warns NATO: ‘Under Certain Conditions Local And Regional Conflicts May Develop Into A Full-Scale War Involving Nuclear Weapons’

RT: Russia Warns ‘Grave Consequences’ Would Follow Any Strike On Iran – Adrian Salbuchi: IAEA ‘Evidence’ Provided By US,UK, France And Maybe Even Israel Itself, ‘The Proof Is Very Vaque’, Evidence ‘Not Properly Substantiated – History Lession

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Calls Head Of IAEA A US ‘Puppet’ (Video – Guardian, Nov. 8 2011) … And He Is Correct … Nuclear Wikileaks: Cables Show Cosy US Relationship With IAEA Chief (Guardian, Nov. 30, 2010)

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