dj_rocks_it: You are right on target with this scenario so far. Do you expect it to play out as you suggested? I sure hope so.
Don't buck the trend. It has erratically, but surely fallen for a month. Two months from now the "professionals" will come out of the woodwork and declare this message. Too bad they are too late.
How many times has N. Korea pretended to display "power" in the last few years? Nuf said.
Don't hold your breath. Iran has been trying to get paid in euros for several years now. Why should the result change now? Also, with crude at a low price, Iran has no leverage. If we send dollars, they will gladly send oil. Just common sense.