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Tag: Sanctions
  • United States vs. Iran, Round 1,674,398: Switch Off the Enemy Creation Machine

    Reuters reports that Iran is “exploiting a loophole in Western sanctions” by importing highly refined aluminum. Apparently, the fear is that the Iranians will fashion this material into various components used in missiles. The Obama Administration is scrambling this month to add the metal, along with other metals including (tellingly) gold and silver to the …

  • United States should stay out of Iran’s nuclear business

    Obama’s presidency has been a busy one for American interventionism. His administration has overseen a costly troop surge in Afghanistan, a disastrous police action in Libya, and an unprecedented campaign of drone warfare across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. With the largest military budget since World War II, the president has kept US forces stationed in …

  • Iran Sanctions Continue to Hurt the Wrong Target

    Millions of Iranians are struggling to afford basic food necessities thanks to a spike in food prices caused by US sanctions. Those sanctions continue to be implemented despite the fact that “Washington admits Iran has no weapons program and has not made the decision to start one.”   In short, these sanctions: Hurt average Iranians, …

  • What It Means to Be Pro-Life (Part 2)

    Continued from Part I: How the Left Justifies Killing Part II: How the Right Justifies Killing Rightists love to award themselves the moral high ground for opposing abortion while simultaneously supporting wars of aggression with high civilian casualties.  Indeed, on the economic front, conservatives who ironically subscribe to Keynesian economic theory are convinced that America’s …

  • BP Bans Fueling Iranian Airliners Due to New Sanctions

    According to new reports, BP will refuse to refuel airliners from Iran because of last week’s new sanctions, which put restrictions of refined petrolium.  Though Britain and Germany denied that they had any involvement with the order to stop refueling Iranian civilian aircrafts, most officials even go further and deny that this has anything to …

  • Ron Paul Speaks out against Iran Sanctions

  • “Commerce and Honest Friendship”

    Thomas Jefferson famously said, “I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government [to be] peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” If only the foreign policy wonks in Washington had heeded to Mr. Jefferson’s advice, the United States would not be trying to starve Iran into submission. Or fight …

  • US Anticipated To Step Up On More Iran Sanctions

    Or, in better words, is “optimistic” to step up the sanctions. The Obama administration is indicating that it could (or most likely will) put additional sanctions on Iran. The indication of this derives from Robert Gates’ speech in Kirkuk, Iraq, where he said Iran is most likely on its way to “significant additonal sanctions.” Secretary …

  • Sanctions Work…If You’re Punishing the Poor

    In his article for the Daily Times, Brian Cloughley argues that the sanctions the US uses to try to put an end to nuclear ambitions of “rogue” nations succeeds only in punishing the already destitute civilian population of the targeted country. Meanwhile, the leaders of those countries continue to ride high with lifestyles MTV Cribs should …