Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:16 PM
bananas (21,588 posts)
In 1st foreign policy move since Obama’s re-election, administration sets new Iran sanctions
Source: Associated Press
The Obama administration has imposed financial sanctions against officials and government bodies in Iran that the U.S. blames for jamming satellite broadcasts and blocking Internet access for ordinary Iranians.
Thursday’s action is the first foreign policy announcement since President Barack Obama won re-election.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-1st-foreign-policy-move-since-obamas-re-election-administration-sets-new-iran-sanctions/2012/11/08/84c7cefa-29d7-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html
Good - shows that Obama is firm in his commitment to nuclear non-proliferation, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Perhaps Iran would do a complete turn-around if its leaders read the current issue of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists;
... a special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, "The German Nuclear Exit," shows that the nuclear shutdown and an accompanying move toward renewable energy are already yielding measurable economic and environmental benefits, with one top expert calling the German phase-out a probable game-changer for the nuclear industry worldwide.
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In 1st foreign policy move since Obama’s re-election, administration sets new Iran sanctions (Original post)
|Alamuti Lotus||Nov 2012||#2|
Response to bananas (Original post)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:06 PM
Alamuti Lotus (3,006 posts)
2. well technically, the first foreign policy move was yet another drone bombing in Yemen
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I don't see how financial terrorism and drone bombings are fine and dandy just because it's "the good guy" doing it. There used to be some pretence of opposition to that sort of thing under the disgraceful reign of Bush the Lesser.
You're wading knee deep and going in/And you may never come back again//I hope it sucks you down
Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:56 AM
JoeyT (5,418 posts)
5. Yeah, we're supposed to support those now. n/t
“but what should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed?” Terry Pratchett, Snuff