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Obama signs executive order freezing Iran assets in U.S.

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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Obama signs executive order freezing Iran assets in U.S.


www.reuters.com

"I have determined that additional sanctions are warranted, particularly in light of the deceptive practices of the Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian banks to conceal transactions of sanctioned parties, the deficiencies in Iran's anti-money laundering regime and the weaknesses in its implementation, and the continuing and unacceptable risk posed to the international financial system by Iran's activities," Obama said in a letter to Congress.
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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Well this seems like the leading edge of serious actions.

Are we headed for a war with Iran? What are the ways we could avoid this if at all? Things like this seem only to provoke more of an anger, and less of a desire to "work with the world" from Irans perspective.

Still... this is an interesting move to be happening at this time... election year run up.... everything will be viewed through that filter and should be....



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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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What a hypocrite! When was the last time the fed reserve was audited? Hilarious if it wasn't so tragically obvious.

I'm sure the warmongers will be all over this thread like flies on you know what.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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good job BarAck! Catch them terrorists trying to terrorize our country ! after all they were behind 911, al qaeda, WMDS, were only getting them back for it now tho

And how dare they try to fight back for fair treatment!!

were only trying to show them the right way to peace by ganging up on them with our NATO buddies, imposing all these sanctions, and surrounding their country left and right

Obama's once again demonstrated how well he deserves that nobel peace prize a few years back

OBAMA 2012



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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Just read this at RT, wow I guess they really are just scrambling for any excuse to start a war or instigate one, or perhaps even this may be part of the original plan?

Maybe next the ayatollah will demand the west need to die or something..



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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Yeah, sounds like someone is trying to make sure he stays in office.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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Well, lets hear it for the Nobel peace prize winning president.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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The hypocrisy of this move, in light of our own banking debacles, is downright embarrassing. However, this action may be a way for the banks to steal more money, because if Iran gets dragged into war with either the US or Israel, they darned sure aren't getting any of it back.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Astonishing. The U.S is really trying everything in order to goad Iran into a fight they cannot possibly win. Such a blatantly transparent move, comparable to the school bully(U.S Obama) stealing the lunch money from the geek(Iran), hoping he will put up a fight so that "self defense" can be used as the excuse to kill him. Such a big bully needs to be dealt with somehow. But how?

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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The Big Bully will eventually implode and self-destruct, as all Big Bullies do....but not before causing much damage, much heartache, and destruction that will take decades to reverse.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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*******ATTENTION*****JUST MY OPINION*******ATTENTION******

*sigh*

I see this as the last Act in the first Scene. Second Scene; reconcilliation. Simply because China cannot sustain itself without Iranian oil.
And since China owns much of US debt, we will knuckle under. This is just brave and useless talk.

Our foreign policy sucks lemons.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
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The Big Bully will eventually implode and self-destruct, as all Big Bullies do....but not before causing much damage, much heartache, and destruction that will take decades to reverse.


Do not be so sure about that. What is needed is for other countries to speak out against the U.S and get them to take a long hard look at themselves. The only ones at the moment with the balls and power level to confront this bully seems to be Russia and China, considering the recent Syria debacle, while the U.K and France exhibit the usual U.S lapdoggery reactions. Granted, they are nowhere near the power level of Russia or China, so perhaps that was just the survival instinct speaking. But this is a good start anyway, next time, the U.K and France may even have the balls to follow suit, if they are sure they have Russia and China on their side.

Let´s just hope this can be resolved peacefully, before all hell breaks loose.
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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I have a question (slightly) related to the thread.

This Executive Order, can the POTUS do this without any approval from congress/senate?

Are there limits to what he can put in an executive order?

Are there limits to how many EO's he can make on his own?

I suppose what I am really asking (and also with a possible President change coming soon) is can the POTUS act on his own to get his ideas through?

Example. Ron Paul wants to get rid of the Fed, can he do this off his own bat?

TIA



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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The noose is tightening on Iran and fast.
They are being turned into the metaphorical cornered rat I think.
We are weeks or maybe a couple of months from war IMO.
Which will kill and maim too many to count,and send oil prices sky high,and destroy economies.

2012 reality.
Oh well I guess that exec order will get Obama all those pro israeli votes he needs in the election,and thats the main thing.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:29 AM
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Thats gonna piss off the wives of all the plastic surgeons in Newport California.
Will it shut down the 7/11 gas pumps?
this brings up all kinds of questions



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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The ignorance about Iran on this websites hilarious.... thats all I have to say to you people.

Its ALWAYYYYYYYYYYS the United States fault, isnt it? God forbid Iran take responsibility for its own actions.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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Holy #... Obama did something that could be considered... competent?

www.rferl.org...

www.worldpoliticsreview.com...


The scandal came to light when it was revealed that the Amir Mansour Arya Investment Group, which was established in 2004 with merely $50,000 worth of capital, had managed to acquire nearly 140 forged or unregistered letters of credit worth approximately $2.8 billion from a particular branch of a semi-privatized bank. It then exchanged them at a discounted rate at other banks and used the acquired cash to buy four large privatized factories, including the National Industrial Steel Group.


It's a #ing three-ring circus over there, especially considering that stuff like this is suspected to be the norm.

To even compare that to the Federal Reserve and its nonsense is ... well - nonsense.

That said, I'm surprised to see Obama take any action, at all. He's too concerned about his image to take action. He's acting now, even, not because of Iran's issues with Israel and the surrounding nations - but because of how their banking 'system' isn't (a system). He'd only love it to be something closer to our own system, or the central banking scheme of the USSR.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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I believe this is under most countries consideration and internal policies of "an act of war"..?

Is it not/



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
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The noose is tightening on Iran and fast.
They are being turned into the metaphorical cornered rat I think.
We are weeks or maybe a couple of months from war IMO.
Which will kill and maim too many to count,and send oil prices sky high,and destroy economies.

2012 reality.
Oh well I guess that exec order will get Obama all those pro israeli votes he needs in the election,and thats the main thing.


I do believe we are close...



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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GOOD FOR HIM! Of course, China will just put the squeeze on him and he'll crumple like an old newspaper. He has no choice. He sold us to China long ago. But still ... at least he's trying to look presidential. Oh that's right .. it's an election year ... silly me ...of course he's trying even though he knows it'll fail.



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