Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Obama slaps additional tough sanctions on Iran to strengthen their resolve to flaunt the west
Obama slaps additional tough sanctions on Iran: Obama on Tuesday said he has approved a new executive order that imposes new sanctions against the Iranian energy and petrochemical sectors. "This action is designed to deter Iran from establishing payment mechanisms for the purchase of Iranian oil to circumvent existing sanctions, and utilizes the existing structure of our sanctions law, including exceptions for significant reductions in the purchase of Iranian oil," he said in a statement. Additionally, existing sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry are expanded by making sanction-able the purchase or acquisition of Iranian oil, he added.
"Sanctions are also authorised for those who may seek to avoid the impact of these sanctions, including against individuals and entities that provide material support to the National Iranian Oil Company, Naftiran Intertrade Company, or the Central Bank of Iran, or for the purchase or acquisition of US bank notes or precious metals by the Government of Iran," he said.
This is actually the 5th year of sanctions passed but the 7th round of sanctions. sanctions against Iran: Wikipedia
When are we going to learn sanctions on Iran are counter productive? Sanctions merely motivate Iran to say screw you and speed up their efforts with nuclear power whatever they are!
Sanctions laughable - Iran won't drop nuclear plans'
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Round four of sanctions on Iran to piss them off and make them more determined to get nukes as fast as possible went well didn't it?
I refuse to believe that after all these times all these threats by us we are stupid enough to really think we can get Iran to bend to our wishes. All these years all the insistence by Iran that they are going to continue with their nuclear ambitions and it is their God given right to have nuclear power period. We gave them the knowledge in the fifties and they have gone to far and are too close to stop now.
The council voted 12 to two, with one abstention, in favor of a fourth round of sanctions, the resolution was opposed by Turkey and Brazil who had earlier brokered a deal with Iran on uranium enrichment, Lebanon abstained and Ahmadinejad said the sanctions should be thrown in the dustbin like a "used handkerchief. They should have expected nothing less as this too will only stiffen resistance.
Sanctions 'not the last
Supposedly the last round of sanctions targeted the Revolutionary Guard but any new sanctions will benefit Ahmadinejad and the current regime will make sure they are used in their favor! They are not going to loosen their grip, they are not going to stop anything. They have gone too far, the IRG has too much power, and they smell blood. They have been freed up from dealing with Iraq and are not going to stop ensuing their version of new Middle East order with the Shiite in the dominant role!
Ahmadinejad Will Gain From Sanctions, Iranian Official Says
On top of all the instigating Iran is doing in every instance I am very concerned with her desire for nuclear weapons, her willingness to use them, and the fact that we gave Iran her nuclear start in the 50s. The nuclear program of Iran was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program. The support, encouragement and participation of the United States and Western European governments in Iran's nuclear program continued until the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran. We are so concerned about Pakistan and Iran today in regard to nuclear abilities and nuclear weapons and security. I was blown away to find out that we built the first nuclear Reactors in both Iran and Pakistan. Wikipedia: Iran's nuclear program
A reminder: As you know, when asked by a journalist how he felt upon returning to Iran in 1979 after 15 years in exile. Khomeini’s curt, one-word reply was “nothing” Whoa! From day one of his return to Iran Khomeini expressed no love for Iran only a love of the atom bomb. The drive even then was to possess a nuclear weapon though that desire is still denied until Iran can get their hands on one.
I have tried to give Iran the benefit of the doubt when they say their nuclear desires are peaceful knowing they could use nuclear power as an energy source for their growing population. I have always asserted that perceived need could be cover for the real goal of developing a nuclear weapon.
The current regime in Iran continues to up the ante inside and outside of Iran with militarism and nuclear concerns. They are antagonizing Israel, the US, and others in their quest for war to unite their country! Iran is not going to settle for world peace but instead inside and out they will settle for nothing less than dominance and will destroy the world to get it!