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This is going to be interesting.........:whistling:

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1 hour ago, meand said:

It is amazing how many times the US statements describe their OWN behaviors almost exactly... "We want to deny them the resources to continue their horrific terror campaign". 

 

I encourage everyone to read about the effect sanctions have on countries. It is essentially terrorism. People die. Pregnant women die. Kids die. But it all happens slower than a bomb, so we think it is ok? 

 

Hyperbole.

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3 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

And what lawful right does US Government have, that stands above all other countries, to prevent an Iranian oil tanker to deliver to Syria? 

Might is right

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2 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

Might is right

Yes, and hubris is living in deluted countries.

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1 hour ago, Basil B said:

As Greece is part of the EU could this end with tit for tat sanctions against the US? Donny seems to be making more enemies every day...

 

Very doubtful. For one thing, it would be unlikely that the Greek government got much of an interest to spearhead resistance to USA sanctions, with all that it implies. Banking on the EU taking timely, effective and coordinated action is a laugh.

 

Had the tanker been still registered in Panama, things would have been easier to handle. Now that it flies an Iranian flag, not sure which USA sanctions may apply and how, with regard to use of port facilities and such.

 

When it comes to the cargo - Greece (or Greek companies) buying it would be weighed against the negative consequences related to sanctions. Can't see much of an economic or political upside to purchasing it.

 

If the tanker's final destination is Syria - then EU sanctions would apply as well, and Greek will likely comply. I think that in this stage, if the destination issue isn't made clear, the tanker could be detained regardless - the list of possible destinations gets shorter as it sails eastward.

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32 minutes ago, tonbridgebrit said:


What ?????
Look, people do actually die because of sanctions. In Iraq, prior to the invasion of 2003, lots of civilians did die because of the sanctions.

Sanctions hurt, they hurt the most vulnerable people. The people who suffer the most, they're the very people who we don't want to go through with the pain. Surely, you know that ?

 

Well, add faux moral outrage and grandstanding to that.

 

Sanctions are meant to bite. Otherwise, they'd be pointless. I get is that for some posters, especially those with obvious agendas and leanings, any form of power projection is rejected, when applied by countries or governments they oppose.

 

The Iraq reference, other than being off topic, is I think relying on headlines and stories which were found out to be somewhat hyperbolic themselves. This was covered on past topics as well.

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