US Passes Strong Sanctions Against Iran

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  • Mon, Jun 28, 2010 - 10:53pm

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    Re: US Passes Strong Sanctions Against Iran

I hadn’t read that.  Interesting read and it makes more and more sense as things progress.  

I don’t think the “go ahead” has been given yet though.  My guess is that this is a warning to Iran from Russia saying:  “We’re giving you some time to get prepared”.  I don’t think time to change course for Iran is in the cards.  No matter what they do or say, it will be spun to the US/European citizens as negative.  

An attack is imminent no matter what happens.  The real wildcard will be how China reacts to it as well as Pakistani Citizens.  

Thanks for the link AP.

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H.R. 2194, although passed by both houses of Congress and forwarded to the president, has not yet been signed. Last Monday the WSJ quoted a ‘major policy organization’ [guess who, wink wink] as saying that the president would have no choice but to sign it, even though some flexibility for country waivers desired by the administration was not provided.

I will be extremely interested to see whether the presidential signing is highly publicized or covert. The latter scenario actually would be more troubling, as it might invoke the secrecy which typically surrounds a pending military action.

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Due to the article in the UK and Medvidev’s comments, I would be very surprised if this is publicized.  The MSM will start to ratchet things up soon, but not inform the public of this particular bill.  What I mean by ratchet things up, is a constant vilification of Iran and their nuke program.  

The whole cycle that I mentioned earlier could have already passed though.  That’s fairly disconcerting to me, in that the info I have/had is not conducive to that scenario.  That means (more than likely) that the Israeli (shadow gov’t) has decided that things need to move forward much faster than thought.  This could mean that an economic crash or another “black swan event” is imminent (or in the case of the spill, going to publicly get much worse).

Either way, I KNOW this attack is going to happen soon.  My feeling from prior conversations is that it will happen before Oct. of this year.  

What a messed up world we live in! 

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H.R. 2194, although passed by both houses of Congress and forwarded to the president, has not yet been signed. Last Monday the WSJ quoted a ‘major policy organization’ [guess who, wink wink] as saying that the president would have no choice but to sign it, even though some flexibility for country waivers desired by the administration was not provided.

I will be extremely interested to see whether the presidential signing is highly publicized or covert. The latter scenario actually would be more troubling, as it might invoke the secrecy which typically surrounds a pending military action.

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Thanks Logan. It’s really helpful to have an insider’s point of view.  The latest UN sanctions against Iran certainly seems to be Iraq all over again, this time on steroids.  H.R.2194 seems to be part of an overall muscular initiative, marshalling international support to kick sand in the face of a 98 lb weakling. Meanwhile Israel actually has nukes. It’s the ultimate sick joke. About 25 years ago, Robert Anton Wilson wrote a series of books called the Illuminatus trilogy. The books described similar ridiculous international situations, where everyone is forced to dance to the agenda of an insane international leader.  It was only funny because one had the feeling that the political realm couldn’t possibly become so detached from reality that it would ever resemble Wilson’s work. It’s gotten to the point that the ultimate horror of unjustified wars, presents itself to us wearing clown shoes and a big red rubber nose, clutching a squirting daisy in one hand, and a missile in the other. It’s a circus of lies, beyond satire.

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In The Evolutionary Ape’s earlier ZH post (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/thunder-road-report-moving-closer-war-footing-iran-concerns-buying-oils) the article says the US military in on ‘Defcon 2’ alert. Can anyone confirm this?

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We’ve been at DEFCON 4 for quite a while.  I don’t think we’ve been down to 3 since 9/11 and before that, Yom Kippur if my history is correct.  

The DEFCON system is mostly for attacks on US soil or installations from my understanding.  DIAP would probably be able to help on this one.

Thanks Machinehead for keeping us up on this situation.  

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Thanks, LR!

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I just went to collapse net for the first time in about a week and found this article.

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100628-702199.html

It’s unclear when Total decided to halt the sales and if it has outstanding delivery commitments.

The U.S. Congress Thursday approved the toughest sanctions yet against Iran, ramping up consequences for foreign energy firms that do business with the Islamic republic …

 

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Sorry, hit the post button prematurely, when I was trying to take the article back as the info has been mentioned.  I’m an idiot!

 

 

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Video of Ron Paul on the House floor, commenting on H.R. 2194:

Sanctions are very serious. Sanctions are literally an act of war. When you prevent certain goods and services from going in to a country, it’s like a blockade. There’s no advantage to us to do this.

The sanctions bill literally says that any country that trades or sends oil into Iran, we wil no longer trade with them. So if Russia sends in oil or gasoline or refined products, or China does, we are theoretically under this bill not to trade with them.

Can you think of anything more chaotic than having a trade war with China at this particular time?

So often well-intended foreign policy procedures backfire, and there’s too often blowback.

http://spiderlegsworld.blogspot.com/2010/06/iran-sanctions-preemptive-war-on-iran.html

Nope — I can’t think of anything more chaotic than trade war with China triggered by controversy over Iran. 

But since Iran is no threat to the U.S., the best interests of the United States were never the point of this bill in the first place.

‘Blowback’ is the key word of Paul’s speech. There’s plenty in the pipeline already, thanks to O’Bomba’s lawless Predator Drone mayhem in Pakistan. 

Pick another fight with an oil power of 72 million people? So you think you’re Shah O’Bomba!

That don’t impress me much … Frown

 

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