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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Iran Tries To Act As If They Aren't Primitive


You may have noticed the new theme here at IBA is that Muslim culture is primitive and pathetic. It is a culture based on superstition, instead of science. It is based on a base religion of selfishness rather than on Reason and giving.

I want to be clear, when I say this I am not saying that all Muslims are primitive. I am saying that their culture is. Iran is, actually, one of the least primitive of all Muslim cultures. Iran, Iraq, and Turkey are the most advanced countries in Islamic civilization.

But, they aren't that advanced. Iran buys jets and nuclear technology from countries like Russia, China, and France, because they can not make anything on their own. They don't have an appreciable aerospace industry.


Anyway, check out this article, wherein Acting Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari attempts to act as if Iran has all sorts of domestic players in the Oil Refining business:


Iran warned foreign oil and gas firms on Sunday that it will implement major projects with domestic companies alone if they do not speed up the completion of negotiations. Acting Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari said the signing on Sunday of a subcontract for Iran's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant with an Iranian contractor showed that Tehran was prepared to ignore foreign partners.

His comments come amid growing pressure from Washington and pro-US EU countries on energy giants to reduce their new business with Iran at a time of mounting tensions over its nuclear programme.

"The implementation of the Iran LNG project (by Iranian companies) bears a message... If we do not reach a final agreement with those (foreign) companies, we will head in this direction," Nozari told reporters.

"It is a warning to all foreign companies," Nozari said on the sidelines of the signing ceremony.

The plant in the city of Assalouyeh is part of the project to develop Iran's giant South Pars gas field which has until now attracted considerable foreign interest.

Nozari noted the development of the two major oil fields of Azadegan and Yadavaran was held up by long negotiations with Japan's Inpex and China's Sinopec respectively.


However Nozari denied that Iran was awarding contracts to domestic firms because of US sanctions over its nuclear programme, saying it was the foreign firms who were losing out rather than the Islamic republic.

"In fact, these policies affect foreign companies and our decision to accelerate projects is not because of (US) sanctions."


In July, a group of powerful US pension funds voiced concern about eight foreign energy firms doing business in Iran, saying political pressure is building in the United States for them to divest their stakes.

Iran has given Royal Dutch Shell and Total, who were both on the list, a deadline of June 2008 to announce their final investment decisions on two LNG projects. Iran has extended the deadlines several times.


Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!

The truth is, Iran has almost no one, domestically, who can do the job. That's why they keep extending the deadline. They need Western help to refine their oil. They refine almost no oil on their own. And, the refineries they do have were built by India and an assortment of Western countries.

Don't worry, though. Your bluster almost fooled us, Nosari.
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