Iran sanctions are about to get tougher

Jun 28, 2012 Full story: Stars and Stripes

As the West has tightened its economic chokehold in an effort to force Iran's government to scale back its growing nuclear program, Iranians have coped by cutting back.

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Karol

Kraków, Poland

#1 Jun 30, 2012
There is no reason to sanction Iran. It is good, peaceful country ruled by good politicians.
These sanctions are bad will of global criminals from usa.
Ayreshire

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Jul 1, 2012
Karol wrote:
There is no reason to sanction Iran. It is good, peaceful country ruled by good politicians.
These sanctions are bad will of global criminals from usa.
I love the way you just make up this ignorant nonsense with no proof what-so-ever dummy!! Do some thinking for a change!! Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been one of the world’s most active sponsors of terrorism. Tehran has armed, trained, financed, inspired, organized, and otherwise supported dozens of violent groups over the years. Iran has backed not only groups in its Persian Gulf neighborhood, but also terrorists and radicals in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Bosnia, the Philippines, and elsewhere. This support remains strong even today as Iran is tied to an array of radical groups in Iraq. Iran has publically Threatened Preemptive Strikes Against Israel and United States!! To sit there and not think for one minute that Iran would not pass on nuclear technology to terrorists, you'd have to be brain dead!!
No one can guarantee this will not happen, not even you! So do we gamble like we did Hitler and Nazi Party and presume they want to live in peace or do we wait and hope we all don't wake up someday to find terrorists using nukes supplied to them by Iran! Many countries including Pakistan and Israel have had nukes for decades and have never threatened publically the destruction of another country. The Six Day War started with threats and movement of troops to all the borders surrounding Israel!! Should Israel have waited for her destruction. NO! And neither should any other country!!

Since: Dec 11

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#3 Jul 17, 2012
Iran sanctions

Iran is by no means under a siege that will starve it into submission.

"The U.S.-led sanctions against a nuclear Iran have holes in them big enough to navigate a supertanker through. Under the present oil sanctions, Iran is allowed to sell more than half the volume of oil it once sold. It also continues to trade in gold since it has been cut out of the financial markets by SWIFT." ( http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/nuclear-ir... )

Imagine surrounding an ancient walled city, but allowing sixty percent of its commerce to continue to come and go through the city gates. Is that going to starve the city into surrender? Not for a very long time. With a battle-hardened public, the Iran nuclear crisis is not going to end over the loss of forty-percent of its oil commerce.

--David Haggith
PDX Dave

Salem, OR

#4 Jul 17, 2012
It's really interesting to sit here and read the news, and watch the world inching ever closer to the thermonuclear holocaust of World War III. I personally believe it's inevitable, just like watching an oncoming train when you can't get off the tracks! Oh well. It had to end sometime.

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