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War with Iran for 2012? What is the situation in Iran?

Updated on September 26, 2012

Whats Going On???

In the past few weeks there has been a dramatic increase in the "Saber Rattling" from Iranian Government sources, a Ten day Naval and combined Millitary excise in the area adjacent to the Persian Gulf and the strategic point called "Straight of Hormuz". This Location is regarded as a point of interest that is Critical to the Military because it is the passage that 35% of the worlds Sea going oil supply must pass through... Iran knows this, and does not want us to forget it.


This location has already been the site of conflicts between the United States and Iran in previous Altercations like the brief skirmish of January 2008... and the Tanker War of the 1980s.

Because of the importance of this location to the entire world... International Laws of Safe passage on the water must be enforced and the Safety of Cargo Ships belonging to any and all nations must be ensured... This Passage unfortunately happens to pass by next to a very old and antagonistic people... a people who's Political leaders have a great pretense of arrogance... and a great animosity and contempt for the West and other nations allied against her.


You need to understand also that this was a people who once ruled the entire known world for several generations and who would like to see themselves again in that glorious limelight...

Let us not forget that Iran... is Persia.

For those of you who enjoy reading the Bible, you will find that the Book of Esther and her husband the King... was centered in "Shushan the palace".

Shushan Palace was located in what toda is the town of Shush, Iran.

Iran once ruled the world... With Cunning... and with Ruthless Laws and an Iron Grip. Let no one mistake that Iran is still a very cunning and ruthless adversary, regardless of her present size today. Her Present size today is only a small part of what once was included in the Persian Empire, which extended all the way to Egypt, Israel, the Mediterranean Sea, lower Europe, Southern Russia and all the way over to the borders of India and the Oriental lands... At one point we are aware that this Claim extended over 120 "Provinces" of the Persian Empire.

So here we are in 2012 and Iran is again in the center of the worlds spotlight (Right where she wants to be, But for all the wrong reasons)

So how did this situation get to the point in which we find it today?

Well to look back several years we see that Iran began a project to provide a sustainable Electricity to its people...

Iran started to build Nuclear Reactors to provide this Safe Electric Power.

Was that a problem for anyone? No.

Iran started to build the Reactors under the watchful eye of the world... and so long as it was just safe electricity... No one really cared to much....

But then something happened... within a very short period of time the situation started being suspicios with Inspectors being denied access to certain areas... and it became apparent that something was being hidden from the eyes of the worlds atomic energy inspectors. (IAEA)

What was being hidden? To be quite plane... Laboratories and Centrifugal facilities that would be able to turn the same material that was proposed for "Safe Electrical Energy" into an arsenal of Concentrated Radioactive Material that could be used to make their own Nuclear warheads...

Inspectors were Isolated, Restricted and at times denied access to Iran's Facilities... and Iran also started its testing of some Long Range missile systems which they are hoping to make capable of delivering a Nuclear Warhead as far away as Israel.

In the months that followed the world started to impose Financial restricions on Iran with a goal of forcing it to comply with the demands of the rest of the world in regards to how it used Nuclear Power... (Safely). But Instead of complying with the worlds leaders demands that Unranium only be used for Safe Reactors and cheap efficient energy... Instead of acting with open frankness and clarity... Iran has chosen a path of Closed doors, Locked out Inspectors and Animosity, making many threats toward the Western World powers.... and toward its ancient enemy Israel. (here we go with the Bible again)

Israel has a long standing history of dealings with Iran.. and usually it has been on the end which included being the "Captured Slave labor" and "Displaced Peoples" for the Persian Empire after their conquests... At one point (Book of Esther) this nearly became the Original (and what would have been the final) Holocaust if not for the intervention of Israels heavenly benefactor.

In these last months statements have been made by Iran that are thinly masked threats against Israel and against the United States, regarding them as targets for a soon to be initiated war...

Iran's leaders has also made public statements regarding their own religious views about the coming 12th Imam, who they say that they have met with... and who will be revealed soon.

To Christians (and other people in the West) this is very closely related to the Prophecies of Daniel and the Book of Revelations with regards to the one that is called the Anti-Christ. Whom the Lord Jesus Christ told the Church to watch for... and to beware of. Warned them of how he would in fact return and told of the manor in which he would return.. and how that he would NOT return...

Twelvers (Islamic believers in the 12th Imam) believe that the 12th Imam is currently alive and in Hiding... waiting to be revealed when the time is right.

Jesus the Messiah however said in Mark 13:

"21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."

The Iranian leaders have their eyes on greatness,They would like to Intoduce the world to "the Great 12th Imam" and to do so will need to first eliminate the Infidels (non believers)... Or at least get that war started...The war is called "Jihad" (Holy War) to bring in the one that they believe will somehow restore them back to the greatness of their past... and bring in a time of Sharia law on earth. That type of Law... as brutal as it is, is what they believe is Justice and Peace.

Here we are in 2012

Here we are in 2012 and the Sabre Rattling is growing fiercer each day as Iran makes a continued volley of comments regarding the American Naval presence in the Persian Gulf. From holding its own excersises to making public statements that are intended to provoke a response from the US... One must wonder what Iran is thinking if it is not trying to provoke a War it cannot win.

Well.. It is true that Iran is not about to win a naval battle with the United States... It is also true that the United States has its own problems at the moment and if facing Presidential Elections in the coming months. Two things came to my mind regarding this: 1) they know that Pres, Obama is not likely willing to go to war to begin with... Then 2) they know that an Incumbent president is Probably not going to be provoked into a war this close to reelection time... But what they are probably Not counting on.. is that the American people who are still mostly divided on Pres. Obama would still be more than likely to rally around him in the event of a foreign provoked War and stand with him during the election time. While this thinking may not affect 25-30% of the population.. it would certainly be enough to sway 10 -15% of the popular vote and that would almost Guarantee Pres. Obama the Reelection.

While that would probably make them very happy... (to have Obama back in for another 4 years of further financial maneuvers and increases in debt.) And to have him continue Sanctions against them which are Crippling their ecconomy as a result of their Nuclear program and further offences...

But truly: I do not think that Iran is really interested in Losing its Entire Navy in a matter of a few hours.

How would they lose their entire Navy in just a few hours?

First: The Navy battles of today are not like they were in 1800's... They are not even like what they may have been 30 years ago... Today a war on the water would be fought with Anti Ship Missiles... lots of them.

Today's ships are defended from missiles to a great extent... certainly the ships of the United States are well protected... I am sure the Iranians have some defenses as well...

But looking at the level of technology we are talking about, The systems used and developed by Iran are at best (more than likely) 10-15 years behind the current line defense systems used in Protecting the United States Navy vessels. Take this one step further... and consider the effects of Long range missiles verses short range missiles... Now Take into consideration Planes that can Jam all enemy radar.. or make the skys appear full of phony radar signatures. This would cause the Radar Aiming of the AA GUN defenses to go wild shooting the wide open spaces instead of the intended incoming missile salvo.

Just One of our Harpoon missiles is capable of sinking most if not any vessel the Iranian Navy has at its disposal. ...Just one.

The Harpoon then, is only one small part of the many variants of missiles that are used by the US Navy forces...

We have: Ship to Ship, Ship to Air, Air to Air, Air to Ship, Air to Sub, Sub to Ship, Ship to Sub and the Long list goes on and on with many different variations offered in each category.

Imagine... .if the President did give his approval with an order like...

"Do whatever you need to do, Just do not Start the fight".

Imagine if the President gave that type of simple order...

Think about it now... This could be in effect already with our elections so close.

Imagine what would transpire after that point, if the Navy was attacked or provoked in a way that could not be downplayed or denied....

Now Can you Imagine a War that Lasts only One hour?

Improbable? OK, maybe it seems Improbable... (for several reasons)

Maybe Improbable: I say Maybe.. because is could be over in half that time.

The Navy would probably have pre-coordinated the attacks to happen simultaneously and hit its opponents in several waves with a short gap in between to assess how many targets needed to be given "Rescue aid". or if one is still floating... to Finished it off...

So.. technically the war could actually last only a few minutes if you started your counter from the "Push of the button to the first wave of hulls touching the bottom"; Or it could be a bit longer...

Normally our Navy has tried to act with Mercy toward everyone and would probably offer the Iranian Naval personnel rescue and medical aid... That would extend the time of things because Unlike the Iranians... we westerners tend to care about preventing loss of life on both sides of the war whenever possible.

Now... going on, I really do not think the Iranian Leadership wants to start a Naval war with the USA at this time... I think there are other reasons for the contention and taunting...

While I was reading up on Irans politics I noticed that:

  • Iran is locking down its internet to prevent influence of the outside world.
  • Iran is about to start its Parliamentary elections in March...

So while it would be in our Presidents best interest to stay out of trouble... (Unless Iran made a direct attack on our Navy) In that event it would be in Obamas best interest to "Win a decisive War" just before the November Elections"

But only if it was clearly Provoked... if not, then it would backfire in the polls and he would end up being ousted for it.

It is however, in the best interest of Iran's current Regime to portray themselves as "Powerfull", "Fearless", "Ruthless" and "Very Religious". in order to ensure that the largest portion of the Clerics and leaders stay firmly resolved to support that militant party that is in control.

So what can we expect in the days to come? More tension... more pushing of the buttons in an attempt to make the US NAVY show some sign of weakness that can be exploited for their own political gain... and More of the US Navy being on a state of high alert... hoping that none of its defense missiles have to be used in defense of ship and lives...

Because If the Defense systems fire... the offense systems will be shortly behind.

AGM 84 Harpoon Anti Ship Missile
AGM 84 Harpoon Anti Ship Missile | Source

Iran Elections

Iranian protestors hold placards and pictures depicting injured protesters in Tehran on June 21. (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian protestors hold placards and pictures depicting injured protesters in Tehran on June 21. (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

March 17 2012

This just in the News today.. a classic example of Iran's Saber Rattling and making taunts that its rulers think will make themselves look stronger in the eyes of their people.. and allies... But what they are not seeming to understand or worry about.. is that while Israel is not the Big kid on the block... she is quite the opposite.. she is much like the Smallest kid on the block with both an abused child fatalistic anger and the weapons at her disposal to deal a whoopin... israel has something to prove.. to herself.. to her own people who are coming home in increased numbers year after year... and finally to the world around her that she perceives as those who have always been either out to get her or standing by watching the show... and if Iran is not careful.. .Iran may just give the world the opportunity to see what Israel is truly capable of. Oh.. and then there is one more thing on the side of little Israel.. She still believes that Jehovah God will ultimately remember her, and protect her from her enemies when she turns back to God with her whole heart... If the powers that be are not careful.. 2012 could really end with a bang..

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament speaker on Saturday compared Israel to a barking dog that won't dare attack the Islamic republic over its controversial nuclear program.

"They make a lot of fuss about it but don't dare to attack Iran,"Ali Larijani said of Israel. His comments were posted on the parliament's website. "They are like dogs that keep barking but are not for attacks."

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    • MrMaranatha profile image

      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Glad I could be of service... Hope you do well...

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      madman 5 years ago

      Nice imformation, this will help me with my report.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Kaz- I can change a typo... can you change your Potty-mouth?

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      I disagree. Its not about playing safe per say.. unless that is what you want to call the standard anti-war position of that part of our Government which seems to emulate the late 60's - 70's draft dodgers and war protesters... They are spineless and the Arab world knows it... that sort of wishy washy all talk and no backbone stand is the reason we are facing the predicament we are in today.

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      Col.Matthews 5 years ago

      I think obama is playing it safe, The american public is fed up with wars in the middle east both in iraq and afghanistan. The US economy cannot afford to fund another war with a much stronger nation. Obama needs to focus on other issues .

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      I wonder how many Jews are still considering their 2008 Vote for President Obama as a good thing... For the Life of me I cannot fathom why they wanted him so badly back then... and now that the feces are hitting the oscillating cooling device I wonder if they will wake up and support someone who will actually have a backbone and stand up to Iran... If such a person actually presents them self as a candidate... Mitt Romney??? I hate the choices we have this election...but then again.. how long has it been since we have had a real choice???

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      Jean Pierre Katz 5 years ago

      "All options are on the table" this policy and sanctions have not and will not deter Iran from going nuclear.

      "All options are on the table" may or may not be a sincere expression of what Obama means to do should Iran get close to a nuclear bomb, but as it is so vague, it is understood that the US will not dare to risk war and oil shortages for Israel.

      This is the opposite of what sane US policy should be. If Obama is sincere he should say "We will respond militarily rather than allow Iran to have the nuclear bomb"

      This is likely to actually deter Iran. Sanctions and negotiations rarely succeed, but with a credible threat they have a much better chance.

      I don't want war, but obviously Israel cannot afford to be wiped off the map by a nuclear strike, and unlike Obama, Iran's threat is taken very seriously in Jerusalem.

      This means that without a doubt, and in the absence of a firm US commitment to stop Iran, Israel will soon strike Iran.

      The likely consequences of such a war is that it will be prolonged and on several fronts including Europe and the Americas.

      How can the US stay detached from such a war?

      Much better to just say a few words!!!!!!!!!!

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      LordDark 5 years ago

      Iran.... you stand against tyranny,

      what tyranny is that?Oh right that would be the the west ,why are we tyrants Iran! WHY? It because we support Israel, because we see a different view and you would punish us for that. I have no quarrel with the muslims and christians are also able to be accused of genocide, but Iran? That is a different story there are a few nay a many who would see the old jewish people oblitared(spellcheck) and the entire western culture! Killing is one thing but extermination is another that is the essence of evil... I hope you whom wanted such a fate the west to suffer, sleep little tonight.....

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      M. Evans 5 years ago


      Would love to schedule Mike Evans to possibly do a guest blog post for you, if you are interested.

      Dr. Evans is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Israel and the Middle East.

      You can contact him at:

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      If he has done that much research... he is probably well in the ball park on this one too... it is pretty clear that Iran does not plan to give up its plans to acquire Nuclear Power and that its aims for Nukes and is not at all looking for peaceful Energy. If Nukes come into play it will only be a very short firestorm of a war. Unfortunately for everyone involved... that scenario will make the world a very nasty place for awhile... There really will not be a clean conflict with Iran.. no matter what our best wishes are for the Iranian People... and if this thing erupts the way I fear it will... it will be a long term mess for all concerned... the entire world will be wearing sunblock for quite awhile.

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      M. Evans 5 years ago

      Mike Evans, NY Times bestselling author, has written another fictional book on this subject matter. His previous predictions have been spot-on.

      1. Asked Prime Minister Menachem Begin to employ Benjamin Netanyahu

      2. Predicted in 1981 that Benjamin Netanyahu would become Prime Minister twice during Israel's darkest hour

      3. Predicted in 1999 that the World Trade Center would be attacked by Osama Bin Laden

      4. Predicted in 2007 the Arab revolution of 2011

      Read the latest bestselling book "7 Days" here:

      And see how close his latest book is to reality.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Probably... and your Blind so where does that leave us? :-)

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      a man from future 5 years ago

      are you crazy?

      Iran has nothing to do with the world ,now what's wrong with the u.s?

      here's the problem : Iran's progressive development,

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Interestingly enough I fear that certain parties would like to have our military "locked up overseas" around the time of elections... I read an article recently (By a CT source) that would have been laughable if it did not smack of so much potential truth... Talking about a Reichstag Maneuver that could be in the works... We live in a very strange time... with many potential conflicts on all sides and the fear of treason in high places....

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      David Warren 5 years ago from Nevada

      Interesting read, thank you! I'm not an expert but my gut instinct is that following the election Iran is going to be a much BIGGER issue regardless of which party is elected. In fact the election process itself may be the only factor delaying imminent military action in this area.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Just read this article on the situation... Posting it here for you to read as well...

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      ClaypotARMY4life 5 years ago

      Ok to Flight pattern 3 who said "why don't we just stay out" well let me paint a picture for you if the world did not intervene on situations like this. Iran declares another Jihad on Israel, this would rage for a while but when other muslim societies began to back Iran, eventually Israel would fall. The Iranian muslim extremists would genocide Israel because they do not share beliefs, (no attack on the muslim religion but iran is run by extremists). The Iranian government would employ special task forces to find infidels or (non muslims) and would murder these people in their homes. And that would be just the beginning. This is harsh but history teaches us things about religious fanatics and their policies on people who go to a different church.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Typical Rhetoric from triplicate Iranian Propagandists... Posting multiple posts will not result in multiplied Spams on my article...

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      Bangiskhan 5 years ago

      As you're exaggrating the US, we believe that, its(America) time has come to an end, that Iran you're scorning....has the ability to depend itself as well as to attack, their long range missiles can travel far to target American bases everywhere, this will only take few minutes... Iranian stratagies and their tactics, can lead them to the success...I stongly believe that whenever America makes any move Irian will repel instentelly.

      Countries are just afraid to confront with US and their alies. Also Iran with its newly stategic way can simply get Isreal out of the map.... World knows If America has that power it'll no doubt provoke or even wage WAR against Iran, but they feared that a tiny country might obliterate the United will soon know that Iran stands against terrany......

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Actually the thought of "clearly supporting the USA" is not necessarily true either... Most of this article is just facts as I see them. The Facts support the article regardless of whether I like that the USA is being involved in this or not.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      The idea of "Can't we all just get along?" only works when the parties in question have mutual respect for one another... and there is not an audience to be shown off for.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Yes of course.. its all about oil... for a few people who are supporting the conflict.. But there are bigger things in the works than just oil... If Oil was really the issue then the USA reserves would be opened up and flowing. Or maybe they would kiss Israel and hold her up real tight since that is where the larger suspected reserve in the world is currently hiding... Oh.. but we are not supposed to know about that either are we...

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago

      Bane: Correcting your Argument...: If Gunpowder was Proprietary for several hundred years and not known in the west.... then the west would not have had gunpowder to use for hundreds of years... Uhhh Yes... That is exactly what happened... China had the tech of Gunpowder and the rest of the world did without... until finally the technology was ferreted out. So.. yes you just proved my point exactly...

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      manoftheworld 5 years ago

      The article is good,even if is clearly supporting the U.S.

      I think the issue is in fact,the Goddamn oil supply of Iran,and after that we can look at religious sides of the story.

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      Bane 5 years ago

      Following that logic we must conclude that, since China invented gunpowder some years ago, other countries should be forbidden to use it...Colonial mentality indeed.

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      Brandin Singleton 5 years ago

      If the United States launches an attack on Iran, Iran may have other Country's to back them up, but the United State's is in fact the World's most stronggest and powerfullest Millitary in the World. Once Iran and it's follower's see what the US has to launch on Iran, their not going to want to mess with us the (USA) Iran doesn't have a large amounnt of Missle's nor doe's Russia or China. Think about this. We (USA) have Area 51 Military Base, and all 5500 US Military Trained Soldier's to help, plus all of everyone that has Signed up for the Military to be drafted into the Incoming War. I honestly don't care about Iran nor the follower's because I know that the United State's Government has got this Iran issue on Lockdown for 2012.

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      shweta 5 years ago

      a brilliant article!!

      P.S.Loved your view about colonial mentality @the author

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      FLIGHT PATTERN 5 years ago

      Well, here we go again.... "We have: Ship to Ship, Ship to Air, Air to Air, Air to Ship, Air to Sub, Sub to Ship, Ship to Sub and the Long list goes on and on with many different variations offered in each category." It seems that's all we have been doing since WW-II Just in Vietnam alone we managed to kill a mere and only 5.5 million, if only we would have dropped a couple of nukes

      Ahh now that would please all. Incidentally, didn't the vietkong handed us our ASS in a bloodt bag ...not to metion we did use....."We have: Ship to Ship, Ship to Air, Air to Air, Air to Ship, Air to Sub, Sub to Ship, Ship to Sub and the Long list goes on and on with many different variations offered in each category.

      How about if we don't GO THERE, and stop all this crap.

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      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      Because we invented them... Why do you think half the world is enrolled in our Colleges and Universities?

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      Chris 5 years ago

      if USA has all these weapons why not others. Colonial mentality, by these imperilists

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      Mr Maranatha 5 years ago

      While both China and Russia have an interest in selling Iran stuff and getting Oil in return they are less likely to react in the way you fear... They are also very interested in continued survival... No-one would win in all out conflict. Saber Rattling will continue on all sides.

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      JohnBanks 5 years ago

      Thank you for your article, very informative, but I must agree, rather biased! You forgot to mention the fact that if the U.S or Israel launches an attack on Iran, China and Russia have said they will back Iran. This would no doubt lead to a horrible end for both Israel and the U.S. Lets hope this does not happen!!!

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      MrMaranatha 6 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      uhhh Gee thanks... Guess I should take that as a Compliment... Biased... Sure.. I enjoy writing the Truth.

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      PersianBliss 6 years ago

      This article is very biased, obviously some one from the government put this up.

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      freelanceauthor 6 years ago

      Great hub, loads of information. Thanks