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Bitcoin Not Bombs

http://dailyanarchist.com

Bitcoin allows Iranians to store their wealth digitally where the currency police can’t seize it, and most importantly it allows them, at the individual level, to skirt US sanctions and maintain an economic connection to the outside world. When US sanction against Iraq killed an estimated 1 million innocent civilians in the 90s it’s easy to see how important that is.

French economist Frederic Bastiat once said, “If goods don t cross borders, armies will.” I suggest that when States can no longer prevent goods from crossing borders, armies won’t.

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Dollar-Less Iranians Discover Virtual Currency

http://www.businessweek.com

Under sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies, dollars are hard to come by in Iran. The rial fell from 20,160 against the greenback on the street market in August to 36,500 rials to the dollar in October. It’s settled, for now, around 27,000. The central bank’s fixed official rate is 12,260. Yet there’s one currency in Iran that has kept its value and can be used to purchase goods from abroad: bitcoins, the online-only currency.

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Turkey Skirts Iran Sanctions with Gold

http://silverunderground.com

The Wall Street Journal report calls the Turkish gold payments a “loophole in Western sanctions” which ban Iran from receiving payments in US dollars, but it’s far more than that. A “loophole” at least operates within the framework of the policy. Abandoning the US dollar to circumvent the entire policy is a thumb in the eye to US legitimacy, and the global banking system.

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Ex-US commander McChrystal calls for reviving draft

http://www.rawstory.com

The former US commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, has urged that the draft be reinstated to spread the burden of fighting and to instill a sense of shared civic duty among young Americans.

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Grim Anniversary: Iran Mourns 1988 US Attack on Flight 655

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24th anniversary of the 1988 attack on Flight 655, an Iranian passenger airliner that was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz by the US Navy, killing all 290 civilians aboard.

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Gingrich Speaks on Behalf of MEK Terrorists.

http://news.antiwar.com

At a rally in Paris last Sunday, former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke on behalf of the Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian opposition group considered a terrorist organization by the US State Department.

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Israeli army admits using cyberspace to attack enemies

http://www.stripes.com

Israel admitted Sunday that it uses cyberspace to attack its enemies. The confession came in a statement on the Israeli military's website. The website said it was "for the first time" revealing a document recently written by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Operations Department, detailing the goals and methods of its cyberwarfare. "The IDF has been engaged in cyberactivity consistently and relentlessly," said the statement.

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Congress to Re-legalize War Propaganda

http://www.freepatriot-press.com

Just in time for Memorial Day (the day set aside to remember those brutally killed in the racket that is war) the Congress has voted to once again allow the federal government the ability to domestically distribute propaganda.

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Isreal Wiped Off Map is a Mistranslation

http://www.youtube.com

Part one of two part video. The claim that Iranian President said that Isreal should be wiped off the map is a deliberate mistranslation. Good to have handy when talking to people who are revved up to go to war with Iran.

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Antiwar video goes viral - We Love You Iran & Israel

http://www.youtube.com

A fantastic antiwar video is going viral, it's well worth a watch. It truly is fantastic. After the whole KONY2012 scam, here is a video that we can all help go viral. Please vote up, watch and spread this around social media.

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