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Ear to the Ground

And Now, Even More Sanctions Against Iran

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Posted on Jul 26, 2010
AP / Hasan Sarbakhshian

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad previously compared sanctions against his country to a “used handkerchief that should be dumped in a garbage can.” 

The Iranian government is apparently of the opinion that sanctions are not “an effective tool,” particularly when those sanctions are imposed against Iran from elsewhere in the world, such as the more stringent ones that the European Union just adopted, for example.

BBC:

EU foreign ministers have adopted tougher sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector, in an effort to block its controversial nuclear programme.

[...] In response, Iran said the sanctions would fail.

“Sanctions are not considered an effective tool… and they will only complicate the situation”, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying by the country’s state-run media.

In a separate development, Tehran told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it was ready to return to negotiations on a nuclear fuel swap, without conditions.

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By ofersince72, July 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm Link to this comment

You all liberals ought to start questioning your
reprsentative about Public Law 107-40.

  Because, until this law is repealed, Congress has
passed all the Wars Powers to the Executive Branch of
government for endless war in any part of the world that
he chooses.
  That would be Venezuela, any Latin America country
he sees fit, anywhere in the Middle East, or Asia.
Public Law 107-40 gives this power to the Executive.
Many still believe these wars are being carried out
by executive order, not so.  Yet our media still reports
them as such,  but then, our media has turned out to be
as big a liars as our government.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Xntrk, July 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm Link to this comment

Iran, like Cuba has survived boycotts for quite some time. However, unlike Cuba they have lots of oil, just as Iraq did. If you check out my comments and link at the article about Castro’s no-show for the July 26th Celebration, you would discover that there is real concern about an impending invasion of Iran, and Venezuela. Fidel has been writing about this situation and the possibility of Nuclear and/or Global War in the near future, for the past few months.

Of course, he’s just an old Commie, who has access to reams of secret info from friends and allies around the world. He also has the intellect and time to study it and comprehend what he reads. And then, god help us, he has the ability to write about his conclusions in a clear and concise fashion.

What a concept!

In the meantime, TD and other websites prattle on about Palin, Face Book lawsuits, and total face transplants. Those may be fascinating and titillating subjects, but on a scale of 1-10. I’d rate them about 3 in importance to my life, or most of yours [unless Sarah wins in 2012]...

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By zaphodity, July 26, 2010 at 9:55 pm Link to this comment
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The Iran Sanctions and Disinvestment Act

Passed Senate 99 - 0
Passed House 408 - 8

Obama called a press conference for signing into law.

The law was passed on the false notion that Iran is
pursuing WMDs
This is the same false notion that they used to
destroy Iraq.
Many scholars around the world see this new law not
only an Act of War,  but the Prelude to War.
There are all liars on Capitol Hill.
Hey Liberals,,,,,,,look at the voting numbers !!!!!!!!!!!
a lot of your favorite peaceniks in that vote , like
Grayson, Sanders, Feingold,
all your favorite Democrat Peaceniks voted .
Barbara Lee voted present…...how lame, she didn’t want
to upset AIPAC, same with phony baloney Maxine Waters,
but I always knew her to be a phony bitch.
Three Republicans voted against this, of course Paul was
one..  and of course Kucinach voted against this.
Conyers, finally stopped flip flopping and voted against
this prelude to war.
However most of the Progressive Caucaus voted for it.
SAME LIE,  DIFFERENT DAY AND COUNTRY.
SAME LIE,  SAME DEMOCRAT SUPPORT.
SAME LIE,  OVER OIL
SAME LIE,  FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS
SAME LIE,  TO KILL MANY INNOCENT HUMANS
SAME LIE,  TO HAVE US SOLDIERS MURDERED
SAME LIE,  TO HAVE NO BID MILITARY CONTRACTS
SAME LIE,  TO HIRE MERCENARIES
SAME LIE,  FOR THE MIC TO SHOW OFF ITS TRILLION $ BUDGET

.....SAME DUMB AMERICAN WHO THINKS THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS.

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By ofersince72, July 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm Link to this comment

The Iran Sanctions and Disinvestment Act

Passed Senate 99 - 0
Passed House 408 - 8

Obama called a press conference for signing into law.

The law was passed on the false notion that Iran is
pursuing WMDs
This is the same false notion that they used to
destroy Iraq.
Many scholars around the world see this new law not
only an Act of War,  but the Prelude to War.
There are all liars on Capitol Hill.
Hey Liberals,,,,,,,look at the voting numbers !!!!!!!!!!!
a lot of your favorite peaceniks in that vote , like
Grayson, Sanders, Feingold,
all your favorite Democrat Peaceniks voted .
Barbara Lee voted present…...how lame, she didn’t want
to upset AIPAC, same with phony baloney Maxine Waters,
but I always knew her to be a phony bitch.
Three Republicans voted against this, of course Paul was
one..  and of course Kucinach voted against this.
Conyers, finally stopped flip flopping and voted against
this prelude to war.
However most of the Progressive Caucaus voted for it.
SAME LIE,  DIFFERENT DAY AND COUNTRY.
SAME LIE,  SAME DEMOCRAT SUPPORT.
SAME LIE,  OVER OIL
SAME LIE,  FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS
SAME LIE,  TO KILL MANY INNOCENT HUMANS
SAME LIE,  TO HAVE US SOLDIERS MURDERED
SAME LIE,  TO HAVE NO BID MILITARY CONTRACTS
SAME LIE,  TO HIRE MERCENARIES
SAME LIE,  FOR THE MIC TO SHOW OFF ITS TRILLION $ BUDGET

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By digginter, July 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment

Long time ago I have heard about Iran sanctions.But nothing happen with them.They can stay lonely I think.

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