TELL ME AGAIN WHY WE HAVE SANCTIONS ON IRAN

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Posted on 30th May 2014 by Zarathustra in Economy |Politics

Where is the evidence that Iran has an atomic bomb program?  Oh right, there is none.  Where is the evidence that Iran has violated their NPT obligations?  See above.  Yet we have isolated Iran from the world economy and saddled its’ people with 30% inflation and forced them into a cash only society for over a decade.  

It would seem that the real intention of the US is to destroy their economy simply because their leaders sometimes say bad things about us and our lil’ buddy in the levant.  How dare they?  How dare a 5,000 year old civilization that his been the off and on superpower in that region for 2,5000 years  go its’ own way in defiance of the indispensable country.  Bomb them!

Iran Set to Start Converting Low-Enriched Uranium to Fuel

Plant Will Process What Remains of Iran’s Stockpile

by Jason Ditz, May 29, 2014

Last week the IAEA confirmed that Iran’s 20 percent enriched stockpile is almost entirely gone, converted into fuel rods for the Tehran Research Reactor. Now what remains, Iran’s low-enriched stockpile at 3.5 percent, is about to start conversion as well.

Iran’s plant for the conversion of 3.5 percent enriched uranium gas into uranium oxide fuel, for the Bushehr Power Plant, is expected to open in June, and Iran has already moved roughly half of its gas stockpile to the site in anticipation of that.

The 3.5 percent enriched uranium was never any real “threat” to begin with, as nuclear weapons require enrichment in excess of 90 percent, something Iran has never even attempted. Still, the conversion of the gas into oxide will remove yet another talking point that hawks have relied on to keep scaring people about Iran.

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22 Comments
  1. AWD says:

    Tell me again why we have sanctions against Russia? What’s the difference, they (China, Russia, Iran, India) are all signing pacts with each other, bypassing the corrupt fascist socialists in the USSA. Saudi Arabia is being pushed (by the USSA) into the hands of China. Saudi has even started purchasing Chinese missiles and weapons. China is Saudi’s biggest customer now, not the US. Who will mediate a peaceful resolution between Saudi and Iran? China, not the enemy USSA. And who won the Iraq war? Not the USSA, it was China, who got most of Iraq’s oil concessions.

    Obama and ketchup boy Kerry have, through their incompetence, forged a new world order, of which the USSA is left out. As time goes by, the actions of the USSA will have little meaning, especially when the these countries, especially Saudi, dump the petrodollar.

    Obama has destroyed relations with most of the countries in this world, relations that took 50 years or more to build. And we’re no longer in a position to positively restore these relations, as our economy is saturated in debt, and we’re essentially insolvent.

    Iran will eventually shrug off sanctions placed by the USSA, as their relations with China, Russia and India strengthen. We’re a has-been country, like England, indebted and insolvent, like Europe. The West no longer has anything to offer anybody.

    Then again, there’s always our military. Last week Iran reiterated their “death to America” inflammatory statements, giving the neocons and military-industrial complex more ammunition (pun intended) to go after Iran. And there’s always Israel. The Iranians don’t help themselves much with their vitriol.

    30th May 2014 at 11:09 am

  2. Zarathustra says:

    AWD, what Americans don’t understand about Iran is that they say “death to” anything that is beyond their control. They say shit like Death to Traffic, or Death to Snow. It is simply an expression in that country and should not be taken seriously.

    30th May 2014 at 11:26 am

  3. Wyoming Mike says:

    Mooslims gonna git us!

    30th May 2014 at 11:45 am

  4. AWD says:

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    Dick Cheney on Thursday called Obama “a very, very weak president, maybe the weakest, certainly in my lifetime.”

    On Hannity, Cheney blamed Obama’s leadership for harming America’s image abroad, saying “I think the perception around the world is increasingly negative, Sean, but I think the main focus is on our president.” He referenced his recent trip to the Middle East, where “They all are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and to influence events in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president. We’ve got a problem of weakness. It’s centered right in the White House.”

    In the nearly 70 years since D-Day, Cheney continued, there has been a “general consensus” among U.S. presidents that the world is better off “because of U.S. capability, especially military capability. I don’t think Barack Obama believes that, I really don’t think he shares that consensus view.”

    Cheney condemned Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as unwise and disrespectful to fallen troops, and said “I think it’s the case that he hates to use military power. He doesn’t believe it’s ever justified and I think his speech today is going to put fear once again into the hearts of our allies who don’t believe they can count on the U.S.”

    The interview also touched on Democrats’ “obsession” with blaming the Bush administration for the VA scandal. After Hannity played a clip of Nancy Pelosi criticizing the Bush administration’s handling of the “consequences and ramifications” of war, Cheney replied, “Well, I’ve always had a difficult time taking Nancy Pelosi seriously.”

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    30th May 2014 at 12:04 pm

  5. bb says:

    I believe they really believe the Koran and when it tells them to kill the infidels they meant it. That is us in Islam.Still don’t understand how people on this site could still be so deceived when it comes to Islam .1500 hundred years of history should tell you all you need to know about this satanic religion and it’s goals. Anyone doubt me .Go read the history of Islam. Read the Koran.Read what these people say in public then in private.That includes you Mr Z.

    30th May 2014 at 1:12 pm

  6. Zarathustra says:

    bb, you really are full of shit, like most americans on this subject. If you visited Iran, you would find out the truth and you would never again utter something so ignorant and stupid.

    30th May 2014 at 1:21 pm

  7. Zarathustra says:

    bb, here are some quotes from the poet Rumi. He was a muslim.

    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

    “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

    “Knock, And He’ll open the door
    Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
    Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
    Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”

    “silence is the language of god,
    all else is poor translation.”

    “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

    “This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

    “Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”

    “Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged”

    —————————–

    Yes, I’m certain he would have viewed me as an infidel and wished death upon me.

    30th May 2014 at 3:39 pm

  8. bb says:

    Mr *Z ,I you ever been to Iran and told you are an American?Jewish ?
    I would never go to any Moslem country. I know Islam.

    30th May 2014 at 6:22 pm

  9. bb says:

    You quote a no name Moslem poet.You didn’t quote any of the political or religious leaders. Why is that Mr Z ? You go there and tell them your Jewish . They would put you in jail ,then cut your throat from ear to ear for sport.
    And you want these devil worshiping son of bitches to have nuclear weapons. To attract the west or Israel.Which is it?

    30th May 2014 at 6:30 pm

  10. Zarathustra says:

    bb, once again you prove your head is most comfortable when at rest far up in your rectum. In Iran, all religious minorities with the exception of bahai are guaranteed one seat in parliament. Jews have lived in Iran for 2500 years and Iran has always had the largest number of them, with the exception of Israel. The same is true of Christians. Iran has religious freedom as long as your prophet is not blasphemous to Muhammad, who said that he is the last prophet. Capisce?

    Don’t remain an idiot. Go to Iran and see.

    PS, Rumi is hardly a no-name poet. He is world famous. You are simply showing your lack of education.

    30th May 2014 at 6:49 pm

  11. Econman says:

    If Nixon were alive, he’d be amazed that the last 2 presidents haven’t been arrested.

    Every Obomber official & Bush official should be tried for war crimes in the Hague. These 2 administrations did more damage to the USA than all the others before them put together.

    What’s disturbing is watching stupid people defend either when they are so close in lawbreaking prowess, it would be difficult to determine who should get more jail time.

    Bush’s Anti-Terror Chief: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Can Be Tried at the Hague for War Crimes They Committed In Iraq
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/bushs-anti-terror-chief-bush-cheney-rumsfeld-committed-war-crimes-iraq.html

    30th May 2014 at 6:56 pm

  12. Econman says:

    What’s funny about bb is he can’t see shit clearly, even though he always has his head up his ass.

    30th May 2014 at 7:00 pm

  13. SSS says:

    “TELL ME AGAIN WHY WE HAVE SANCTIONS ON IRAN”
    —-Zara, author of this post

    I will be most happy to inform you of the answer.

    1. The takeover of the American embassy in 1979. It’s an event interwoven into the FABRIC of American foreign policy vis a vis Iran. It. Will. Not. Go. Away.

    2. Sharia law, the harsh imposition of which is used to remind us of just how harsh it can be.

    The end.

    30th May 2014 at 9:00 pm

  14. Old Coyote says:

    Econman says: What’s funny about bb is he can’t see shit clearly, even though he always has his head up his ass.

    How’s the view for you Economan?

    30th May 2014 at 9:51 pm

  15. Ayatollah says:

    SSS – you infidel, why are you against stoning? If a woman allows herself to be raped, she deserves to be stoned.

    I declare a fatwah on you!

    30th May 2014 at 10:31 pm

  16. Old Coyote says:

    bb, here are some quotes from the poet Rumi. He was a muslim.

    1. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

    2. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. 22It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”

    3. “Knock, And He’ll open the door – Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
    4. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun – Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
    6. Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens

    7. Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.” – And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22″But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;

    8. “silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” – Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

    9. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

    10. “This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? 21Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

    11. Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” – All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again. 8All things are wearisome; Man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.

    12. “Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged” – And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds..

    30th May 2014 at 10:40 pm

  17. Old Coyote says:

    If Nixon were alive, he’d roll over in his grave.

    30th May 2014 at 10:44 pm

  18. Zarathustra says:

    SSS says:

    “TELL ME AGAIN WHY WE HAVE SANCTIONS ON IRAN”
    —-Zara, author of this post

    I will be most happy to inform you of the answer.

    1. The takeover of the American embassy in 1979. It’s an event interwoven into the FABRIC of American foreign policy vis a vis Iran. It. Will. Not. Go. Away.
    _____________________________

    Why not, none of the hostages were harmed, and as a spook from that era you should know (or maybe could know if you contacted your old buddies from an another section) was that the hostages could have been released much sooner but for an agreement with the Reagan people to not do so before the election.

    31st May 2014 at 1:43 am

  19. Zarathustra says:

    Funny that the hostage event, in which nobody died, is a permanent stain on US Iran relations (nevermind that it was the US who destroyed their republic in 1953 and installed Reza Pahlavi as their dictator), yet Israel, a country which the US has done nothing but support since it’s inception murdered scores of American sailors without provocation on the USS Liberty and attempted to kill them all.

    Why the fuck don’t we have sanctions on that country instead of on Iran?

    1st June 2014 at 11:22 pm

  20. Kill Bill says:

    Z, all the three main religions are Abrahamic. The Quran even mentions Jesus, Isaa, in the texts.

    This is not about religion tho it is invoked.

    1st June 2014 at 11:46 pm

  21. Kill Bill says:

    Calm down Z. Please. To insert religion into the matter of resources will prove futile.

    Now. Can we debate with calmness? I care not what your religion is, you have every right to your Abrahamic belief, but do not get lost in the fact this is about material things oft under the cover of religion.

    1st June 2014 at 11:53 pm

  22. Zarathustra says:

    Kill Bill says:

    Z, all the three main religions are Abrahamic. The Quran even mentions Jesus, Isaa, in the texts.
    ____________________________

    Yes, but nobody mentions Zarathrustra, who is the father of them all. Why is that?

    1st June 2014 at 11:55 pm

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