US Demands to See Swiss-Iran Contract -- Foreign Aid

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The U.S. has demanded to see a Swiss contract for natural gas supplies from Iran to see whether it violates an American sanctions law against Tehran, the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland said Sunday.
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jimmie

Clarksville, AR

#1 Mar 30, 2008
The Swiss another country ignoring Bush. ONE among many and the number is growing
Jason

United States

#2 Mar 30, 2008
OK, Bushies! Let's hear your insults about the Democrats being weak...about Obama's pastor...about Bill Clinton's acts in the 1990's...about how hot Ann Coulter is...about how Larry Craig surely found God and is no longer gay...

...Aything which will detract you from this reality: your president is a failure. A joke. A disaster.

Bush can't even keep the Swiss in line? THE SWISS?

I know, I know - let's hate them the way we do the French! Hell, let's go to war with 'em? There's enough of you out there who love this war so much, why not sign up for the army right now and go after the Swiss!

I repeat: President Bush can't keep THE SWISS in line.

Amazing. Just amazing. And you people keep supporting him because?
ken

Flora, IL

#3 Mar 30, 2008
The administration renamed "french" fries as "patriot" fries when bushie was mad at that country. I guess now they'll replace "swiss" in cheese with "bushie's holy" cheese.
MikeP

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Mar 30, 2008
jimmie wrote:
The Swiss another country ignoring Bush. ONE among many and the number is growing
Swiss 'Neutrality" is only when its convienent for the Swiss.Ask any surviving Jew of the Holocaust.Denied them entry into Switzerland during the war,bought German precious metals,looted art works,objects d'art no questions asked,allowed Nazi shipments through their country of men and materials.Swiss neutrality is a joke.
Hope

Palatine, IL

#6 Mar 30, 2008
So Switzerland pays Iran billions for natural gas. Iran takes some of that cash and buys ammunition and bombmaking materials, sends that to Iraq to supply anti-U.S. fighters there and those fighters use those weapons to kill U.S. soldiers. Because if you don't believe Iran is supporting the anti-U.S. elements inside Iraq and celebrating the death of each American soldier, then I've got some great swampland in the Mojave desert I'd like to sell you.
Iran is a state run by a madman who is obsessed with publicity and who is determined to kill as many Americans as possible - either in Iraq or anywhere else he could arrange and fund. And like all madmen including bin Laden and the video stars of al-Qaida hiding in holes in the northern Pakistan mountains, he doesn't have the cojones to do it himself.
Whatever our policy is, failed or not, our troops are in harm's way in Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran is a country which is contributing to U.S. troop deaths.
We need to do as much as possible to prevent American deaths and keeping as much money as possible out of Iran's hands is one way to do that.
You can talk all you want about withdrawing troops in 24 hours or whatever and who's right and who's wrong but the fact is they are there now. We need to do whatever we can do NOW to at least keep Iran's cash - and the IEDs and other weaponry that cash buys - out of Iraq.
If the Swiss are confident in this agreement, why don't they just show a copy of it?
Mr Puto

Orlando, FL

#7 Mar 30, 2008
No Iranian flew any of the planes on 9/11! They were all Saudis, financed by another saudi, osama bin laden, whose family resided in the USA, and while every plane was prevented from flying our country the next day after 9/11, the bin laden family was allowed to leave the USA by this administration! Then in 1980, Saddam, remember him? invades Iran without provocation, and who assists Saddam with intelligence? The Reagan administration did! Now, dejavu all over again, Iran is again the evil empire, even though it had not invaded, occupied or attacked any of its neighbors, and according to bush has no right to defend itself. Nevertheless, Pakistan, where Bin laden and his buddies are living comfortably, has atomic weapons and the bush administration has no problem with it! The killing in Iraq is being done by former Iraqi soldiers who became unemployed when the great ambassador bremer disbanded the Irqi army, with all those republican guards! Brilliant move by bushie, rummy and "dick"!
Jason

United States

#8 Mar 30, 2008
Mr Puto wrote:
No Iranian flew any of the planes on 9/11! They were all Saudis, financed by another saudi, osama bin laden, whose family resided in the USA, and while every plane was prevented from flying our country the next day after 9/11, the bin laden family was allowed to leave the USA by this administration! Then in 1980, Saddam, remember him? invades Iran without provocation, and who assists Saddam with intelligence? The Reagan administration did! Now, dejavu all over again, Iran is again the evil empire, even though it had not invaded, occupied or attacked any of its neighbors, and according to bush has no right to defend itself. Nevertheless, Pakistan, where Bin laden and his buddies are living comfortably, has atomic weapons and the bush administration has no problem with it! The killing in Iraq is being done by former Iraqi soldiers who became unemployed when the great ambassador bremer disbanded the Irqi army, with all those republican guards! Brilliant move by bushie, rummy and "dick"!
How dare you attempt to bring actual logic and facts to combat the Fox News crowd that posts here! Sure, everything you say might be true, but it's not what Bill O'Riley and Rush Limbaugh say - so folks aren't going to believe it.

Bush supporters don't seem to care that the 9/11 mastermind has yet to be brought to justice, a mere 7 years after the attacks.

Bush supporters don't seem to care that our brave U.S. men and women have been fighting an Iraqi civil war, a mere 5 years after Bush declared "Mission Accomplished".(While dressed as a soldier - apparently, it's always Halloween in the Bush household.)

Bush supporters don't seem to care that Al Queda's real training ground is in Afghanistan and Pakistan, two places which have been sorely forgotten about due to the money and troops spend in Iraq.

No, all Bush supporters care about are the words of Obama's nutty preacher, saving Christmas from the hands of those Jewish non-believers (Ann Coulter's words, not mine), and the sheer socialism of bailing out Bear Stearns.

So take those facts somewhere else, Mr. Puto. Unless you want to call liberals soft, Hillary a B***h, or Bush a hero, there's no place for you here.
Jason

United States

#9 Mar 30, 2008
Hope wrote:
So Switzerland pays Iran billions for natural gas. Iran takes some of that cash and buys ammunition and bombmaking materials, sends that to Iraq to supply anti-U.S. fighters there and those fighters use those weapons to kill U.S. soldiers. Because if you don't believe Iran is supporting the anti-U.S. elements inside Iraq and celebrating the death of each American soldier, then I've got some great swampland in the Mojave desert I'd like to sell you.
Iran is a state run by a madman who is obsessed with publicity and who is determined to kill as many Americans as possible - either in Iraq or anywhere else he could arrange and fund. And like all madmen including bin Laden and the video stars of al-Qaida hiding in holes in the northern Pakistan mountains, he doesn't have the cojones to do it himself.
Whatever our policy is, failed or not, our troops are in harm's way in Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran is a country which is contributing to U.S. troop deaths.
We need to do as much as possible to prevent American deaths and keeping as much money as possible out of Iran's hands is one way to do that.
You can talk all you want about withdrawing troops in 24 hours or whatever and who's right and who's wrong but the fact is they are there now. We need to do whatever we can do NOW to at least keep Iran's cash - and the IEDs and other weaponry that cash buys - out of Iraq.
If the Swiss are confident in this agreement, why don't they just show a copy of it?
Better yet, why doesn't our president keep his eye on the ball and work with other countries to remain our allies? I know "frontier justice" and talking tough is cool, but wouldn't a little diplomacy be a nice thing, too?

Even Reagan talked to our enemies to achieve piece. Bush seems to be content blowing off every other world leader. That's some of the strangest and least effective leadership of any president in history.

Cue angry Republican: "Yeah, well, Clinton..."

Sorry friend, that has no place in this discussion. Clinton had his share of faults (see, we democrats aren't afraid to step out and be critical of our party leaders - try it sometime, it feels good to not follow a political script!), but at least he didn't p*ss off the SWISS.

Bush can't even control THE SWISS!

Amazing. Wake me when January '09 comes.

Cue even angrier Republican, "Oh yeah, well Shillary or NObama..."

...would both be better than ol' Bushie.
Mr Puto

Orlando, FL

#10 Mar 30, 2008
OOOOOPS! You are right Jason! How do I dare offend the limbaugh's Klingons!!! Scooter Libby is innocent, scooter libby is innocent!!!!
omegaman

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Mar 30, 2008
Mr Puto wrote:
No Iranian flew any of the planes on 9/11! They were all Saudis, financed by another saudi, osama bin laden, whose family resided in the USA, and while every plane was prevented from flying our country the next day after 9/11, the bin laden family was allowed to leave the USA by this administration! Then in 1980, Saddam, remember him? invades Iran without provocation, and who assists Saddam with intelligence? The Reagan administration did! Now, dejavu all over again, Iran is again the evil empire, even though it had not invaded, occupied or attacked any of its neighbors, and according to bush has no right to defend itself. Nevertheless, Pakistan, where Bin laden and his buddies are living comfortably, has atomic weapons and the bush administration has no problem with it! The killing in Iraq is being done by former Iraqi soldiers who became unemployed when the great ambassador bremer disbanded the Irqi army, with all those republican guards! Brilliant move by bushie, rummy and "dick"!
Don't forget that we also toppled the democratically elected government of Iran back in 1953 and put the Shah in power because they had nationlized their oil fields who the British controlled at the time. Ron Paul mentioned this at the first Republican Debate when he talked about the term "blowback" and how our covert operations come back to haunt us later. This was the same debate were him and Gouliani went at each other.
ralf

United States

#12 Mar 30, 2008
How many months til our next election?
who

Reading, UK

#13 Mar 30, 2008
ralf wrote:
How many months til our next election?
Too many.
What a pack of nauseating hypocrites the American government is.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles...

If I were the Swiss government, I'd tell your administration to shove their demands up their arse.
M Rivero

Johnstown, NY

#14 Mar 31, 2008
Sorry to burst everyone's Islamophobic bubble but, 911 was carried out by Israeli operatives and dual citizens inside the Pentagon.
DAS

United States

#15 Mar 31, 2008
When are we gonna Mind our own BUSINESS ??????????
DAS

United States

#16 Mar 31, 2008
M Rivero wrote:
Sorry to burst everyone's Islamophobic bubble but, 911 was carried out by Israeli operatives and dual citizens inside the Pentagon.
AMONG OTHER THINGS
mistake

Gaithersburg, MD

#17 Mar 31, 2008
Jason wrote:
OK, Bushies! Let's hear your insults about the Democrats being weak...about Obama's pastor...about Bill Clinton's acts in the 1990's...about how hot Ann Coulter is...about how Larry Craig surely found God and is no longer gay...
...Aything which will detract you from this reality: your president is a failure. A joke. A disaster.
Bush can't even keep the Swiss in line? THE SWISS?
I know, I know - let's hate them the way we do the French! Hell, let's go to war with 'em? There's enough of you out there who love this war so much, why not sign up for the army right now and go after the Swiss!
I repeat: President Bush can't keep THE SWISS in line.
Amazing. Just amazing. And you people keep supporting him because?
WELL PUT JASON
fed up

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 31, 2008
Hope wrote:
So Switzerland pays Iran billions for natural gas. Iran takes some of that cash and buys ammunition and bombmaking materials, sends that to Iraq to supply anti-U.S. fighters there and those fighters use those weapons to kill U.S. soldiers. Because if you don't believe Iran is supporting the anti-U.S. elements inside Iraq and celebrating the death of each American soldier, then I've got some great swampland in the Mojave desert I'd like to sell you.
Iran is a state run by a madman who is obsessed with publicity and who is determined to kill as many Americans as possible - either in Iraq or anywhere else he could arrange and fund. And like all madmen including bin Laden and the video stars of al-Qaida hiding in holes in the northern Pakistan mountains, he doesn't have the cojones to do it himself.
Whatever our policy is, failed or not, our troops are in harm's way in Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran is a country which is contributing to U.S. troop deaths.
We need to do as much as possible to prevent American deaths and keeping as much money as possible out of Iran's hands is one way to do that.
You can talk all you want about withdrawing troops in 24 hours or whatever and who's right and who's wrong but the fact is they are there now. We need to do whatever we can do NOW to at least keep Iran's cash - and the IEDs and other weaponry that cash buys - out of Iraq.
If the Swiss are confident in this agreement, why don't they just show a copy of it?
Hope, why don't we just go to war with everyone in the world who trades with Iran, especially with China and Russia!!! Dude, get a life and relax!!!!
Michael

Lynbrook, NY

#19 Mar 31, 2008
Duh, answers is REPRESENT YOUR OWN DAMN INTERESTS. The Swiss should tell George the Oneth to screw off. Allow the American people to see who had our conversations "accidentally" monitored along with "terrorists" FIRST....BEFORE we give retroactive immunity to the telecoms.
Michael

Lynbrook, NY

#20 Mar 31, 2008
Hope....easiest way to keep our troops out of harms way, is to only deploy them in defense.

We should never have gone into Iraq, plain and simple, and if the "reasons" for war changes, that is an illegal war.

Bring our heroes home...send congress and the exectuve heads to fight their own war.
Swiss Guy

Chichester, UK

#21 Apr 4, 2008
MikeP wrote:
<quoted text>Swiss 'Neutrality" is only when its convienent for the Swiss.Ask any surviving Jew of the Holocaust.Denied them entry into Switzerland during the war,bought German precious metals,looted art works,objects d'art no questions asked,allowed Nazi shipments through their country of men and materials.Swiss neutrality is a joke.
hi im orriginally a German jew, i think u r being a bit harsh the swiss welcomed my familly and apparently where very nice
swiss people have the most charitable goverment and is the country withthe most refugees in proportion to population

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