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The US House of Representatives just passed HR 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act by a vote of 400 to 11. That is, only 11 individuals opposed it. Representative Ron Paul, R-TX, was one of the courageous individuals who opposed this bill, which he labeled as a warmongering effort similar to US actions before the invasion of Iraq.
The bill gives the president the authority to impose sanctions on Iran by essentially preventing the US from trading with any individual, company or country that trades with Iran.
In its simplest provision, the bill
Seriously, can anyone tell me how this would hurt our Country?
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
I really grow tired of the war posturing in America.
The idea that the Democrats would change things is now proven to be (as I said) as laughable as it possible can be without crying.
I'm about done with these fools.
Obama is a war hawk, which was clear even before we elected him, actually. He didn't even make it a secret, and his only criticism of the war was that is was a "strategic blunder." Note: Not a "moral blunder," or "a stupid #ing idea." But, a "strategic blunder." He has no problems going to war, and attacking civi's in countries we're not even technically at war with.
After 9/11, George W. Bush was granted broad executive powers to combat terrorism around the world, and under Barack Obama the programme of killing using drones has accelerated sharply. Unmanned planes are used routinely to pick out specific enemies, not just in the wild Pakistani borderlands but in Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. President Obama has ordered more drone strikes on terrorist targets in his first year in office than President Bush did in two terms. Of the 99 drone attacks carried out in Pakistan since 2004, 89 occurred after January 2008; last year there were a record 50 drone strikes, up from 31 the year before.
Originally posted by jackflap
reply to post by Quickfix
Sadly enough, I see the truth in what you posted. They tell us in the news exactly what they are going to do. They have been playing this one up for some time. That way when it happens, we'll all say, I knew those Iranians were going to start a war!
North Korea constantly threatens the U.S. with nuclear weapons. I wonder why we aren't perched on their borders? I bet it has something to do with natural resources. Just a guess of mine though.