Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/13/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/13/2011Events are heating up in Iran. The commander in charge of the Iranian missile development program has been killed in an explosion, which some analysts believe was arranged by Israel or the United States. Also, a new computer virus, a successor to the StuxNet virus, has been discovered in Iran’s computer networks. The Iranian government insists that it poses no threat, and that Iranian programmers are developing software to neutralize it.

In other news, the PVV is investigating the merits of a return to the guilder as the national currency of the Netherlands. Exiting the euro will not solve all of the country’s euro-problems however, since Dutch banks are exposed to more than €70 billion in Italian debt.

Meanwhile, the Russian government has determined that its arms sales to Syria do not violate international law, so it has announced that it will continue to sell weapons to Damascus.

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