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Sanctions Won't Stop Iran

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 5:10 AM
1. I haven't heard or seen Beck in ages. I work for a living. 2. Laugh it up, idiots. Hitler was a failed insurrectionist fruitcake till he became chancellor. Japan was a nonexistent threat till Pearl Harbor. Bin Laden was a risible fanatic shambling about the wastes of Afghanistan till 9/11.
McMichael Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 11:42 AM
RyanM Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:05 AM
And it was. FDR wanted to fight Germany and had been conducting an illegal war of his own in the North Atlantic against Germany prior to Pearl Harbor.

Bin Laden was blowback and was a US creation to fight the Soviets.
RyanM Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 10:02 AM
I'm glad you do. I believe most posters here either don't or are ripping off their employers horsing around here when they should be working.

Anyway, you overlook the fact that Hitler came about due to the injustices of the Treaty of Versailles. Furthermore, Hitler was interested in fighting the USSR, not Britain and France. They declared war on him first, not the other way around. As for Poland the problem there probably could have been worked out over Danzig if Chamberlain hadn't given the Polish colonels a guarantee that Britain couldn't have fulfilled.

Japan should have been dealt with by honest negotiation. They were prepared to leave China proper. Once the oil embargo was put into place they felt their hand was forced by FDR.
First, the good news: sanctions have helped drive Iran’s currency to its lowest level ever, half its value from a year ago. Meanwhile, Iran’s oil exports are down almost 45% in July, the most recent month for which data are available.

The bad news: Iran’s rulers are as determined as ever to develop nuclear weapons that they intend to use to dominate the Middle East, weaken America – “Satan incarnate” -- and wipe Israel off the map. “New and significant intelligence” received by the International Atomic Energy Agency suggests Iran is closer than ever to...
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