I know about the nuke deal and the hardline Islamic positions that come out of Iran but I still will ask this question. Could this have to do with the fact that Iran is planning to open a oil commodities exchange this spring and will compete directly with the only 2 points of sale for all oil globally and that is New York and London and all oil transactions are required to take place in dollars. Iran has no such plan to trade in dollars and will in fact trade via other currency. It's also ironic that the status quo was manitained with Saddam Hussien and Iraq until the late 90's early 2000's when he started brokering oil for euro's instead of for dollars. Not a peep about the 1000's and 1000's he had killed. Now to really place a spin on this. George Soros, hedgefund investor and known globally as one of the foremost currency investors and traders took up a huge anti-GW campaign in the 2004' election via his backing of MoveOn.org. Did anyone ever venture to ask why would this globalist take such a position or did he have a truly caring heart. Or could it be he had a huge stake in euros and the toppling of Saddam and the crushing of the Iraq oil for euro trading that was taking place was building hurt his investment. Oil trading in US dollars is the only thing holding our dollar up. If this goes bye-bye then the global expansion of Empirical corp. might of the US goes with it. Don't fret, it won't go away. Like it left England 200 years ago and started it's migration here so it will migrate to the next empire they decide to build up. Wars are always about economics, Always! Even the American Revolution was about economics. For England that is. Once the American colonies (and it's wealth potential which was the point to begin with) were lost for good after the War of 1812' the might of the British Empire began it's slow decent into the pages of history and England was never the same. Are we at the same crossroads as the once mighty England was 200 years ago? Follow the money!