US Treasury imposes sanctions on 13 Iranian people, 12 companies
[ Note: The move to reinvent Iran as the new boogeyman is proceeding slowly. These few people and company sanctions are just for show. The US is keeping the focus for them mainly on the missile tests, which is a comfortable separation from the Iran nuclear deal accords.
Washington knows that member states of the UN have a right to arm themselves for defense. This is even more justified in the Mideast where little Israel has a medium size nuclear force, and the US having the ability to deliver them on targets from a variety of it naval ship, military base missiles, or by air.
Everyone else is scrambling to have any defense at all, and medium size countries a reasonable deterrent. It is having this deterrent that some of the Western States and Israel object to. They prefer targeted countries to lay prostrate before them, but has no legal basis for this.
Of all the UN nations only the US has an official preemptive strike doctrine, which was pushed through, post Cold War, by the NeoCons with a Bill Clinton that was fully on board a uni-polar US world dominated geopolitical situation. Imagine that, a new way to spread joy and cheer throughout the world to countries that are no military threat to the US whatsoever.
The attitude of the politician is that if we have a mushroom electorate that loves to be fed manure they are happy to oblige, and they do. But this policy has failed. The sanctions stimulated Iran’s huge domestic Manhattan style rearmament program after years of little Israel threatening to strike a nuclear weapons program it did not have.
Now here were a year after that was debunked. Much of Iran’s nuclear program has been scaled way back with full compliance validated by the IAEA, and the new bozos in office think they can con us into accepting a new load of manure being dumped on us. What we need to do is dump it on them, which is why I wrote this missive on Super Bowl day …JD ]