"And though tyranny, because it needs no consent, may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Beating the War Drums; More U.S. Sanctions on Iran

The hypocritical Bush administration is using the labeling of the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran as a terrorist group to press on with new sanctions against Iran, this time focusing on the blacklisting of Iranian banks as an attempt to somehow destabilize their military.

"These actions will help to protect the international financial system from the illicit activities of the Iranian government," Rice said.

"They will provide a powerful deterrent to every international bank and company that thinks of doing business with the Iranian government."

The move was the latest by the US administration to step up pressure on Iran, which it accuses of fomenting global terrorism, supporting insurgents in Iraq and working to develop an atomic bomb.
Unbelievable is the utter gall and puppetry of this woman.
Rice, who on Wednesday said that Iranian policies posed "perhaps the single greatest challenge" to US security, reiterated the United States was committed to resolving the crisis through diplomatic means.

But she warned: "If they choose to continue down a path of confrontation, the US will act with the international community to resist these threats of the Iranian regime."
Iran poses the single greatest challenge to our security? Again they are lumping our country's 'security' in with that of their terrorist occupation in Iraq. She is taking orders from the lowest of the administration, and that little smidgen of a backbone that sometimes squeezes out is now reduced to this.

Iranian officials say that this is just a precursor to their actual plan to attack them, and it will ultimately backfire calling it a 'strategic mistake.'
In Washington, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation said the unilateral sanctions would trigger a "backlash" from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other hardliners in the Iranian regime.

They can "only undermine US security interests, in part by putting US troops in Iraq at risk of retaliation and hampering talks with Iran over Iraq security," said the center's Iran analyst, Carah Ong.
And they are correct. How is adding bogus sanctions an attempt to go the 'diplomatic' route? That is skewed anti-American corruption logic for you, and Bush/Cheney along with all the other crazy neocons desperately want this war before they leave office.
"It is plain and simple -- reputable institutions do not want to be bankers to this dangerous regime," Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.

US officials said these would be the broadest sanctions imposed on Iran since the country's Islamic revolution in 1979. It is also the first time the United States has directly sanctioned another country's military.
What the secretary does not say is how 'reputable institutions' do not really want to do business with us anymore, as the Federal Reserve and Treasury coincide to kill our currency into nothingness. He also implies that somehow Russia and China have no important 'institutions.' This will not change their minds one bit.

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