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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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BRUSSELS June 15, 2012 (AP)

The European Council said Friday it had authorized a ban on exporting to Syria some luxury or "dual use" items that could be used for internal repression. The list will be published Saturday, but the statement included some examples: caviar, shoes and garments costing more than €600 ($750), pearls, and cars costing more than €25,000 ($31,400).

Also banned are gas masks, certain chemicals and toxins.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said it was necessary to maintain international pressure on the Syrian regime to halt the violence. She said the sanctions had been designed to avoid harming ordinary Syrians.

abcnews.go.com...

Deny caviar !- reptilians reckon it must hurt.


edit on 15.6.2012 by bokonon2010 because: of caviar




posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 07:23 AM
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750 dollar clothes? Uhm? Anyone who can spend that much on clothes can find a way around that. Does stock on such things even move that fast?



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 08:17 AM
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The sanctions probably don't mention the millions of dollars worth of IBM and CISCO equipment that WE sold to them so they could censor their media and internet, as well as quell dissent.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
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The sanctions probably don't mention the millions of dollars worth of IBM and CISCO equipment that WE sold to them so they could censor their media and internet, as well as quell dissent.

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edit on 15.6.2012 by bokonon2010 because: of caviar



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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It doesn't matter where they were made, as all the work is contracted out, or "externalized" with most big corporations. The fact remains that they are American multi-national corporations and thus supposedly have to operate under checks and balances from the US Government. With that in mind, it's pretty obvious that they are up to no good.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 10:30 AM
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Considering the situation some sanctions are in order. Defiantly stop sending more weapons into the region is a good idea and can see that there are more pressing issues than luxury items. Personal protective equipment is a tricky one, in once sense if a group with chemical weapons had access to heaps of protection then they might be more likely to use such chemical weapons. Conversely, it such chemical weapons where used then the general pubic is at a disadvantage without such protection. It is a tough call to make with both conflicting humanitarian and strategic issues involved. If there is a medium to high risk that chemical weapons will be used I would send in the gas masks. If it is only a low risk, then I can understand some hesitation but would still make background preparations for the deployment of such equipment.
edit on 15-6-2012 by kwakakev because: spelling 'equipment'



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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But the West isn't stopping the weapons coming into the Mid East... That's the whole reason why Russia and China are still pumping Assad with cash and weaponry. The US are giving tactical and medical equipment to the 'rebels' and the Saudi's are giving huge amounts of cash and weapons (Which were given to them by the US).

If you are going to stop weapons from entering the region you have to stop both sides from gaining access to them because if you don't then you are essentially backing one side to win even though you are supposedly 'Diplomatic'.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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I do understand the weapons situation, more guns = more dead. Sure there is a limit to this as you can only kill so many people, after that all the weapons just sit there and rust away no matter how many guns you have. As for the other nations jumping in on the situation, I cannot do a lot about that. Only give my prays to the suffering and hope it is ended as quickly as possible. Considering how long things have been heating up and the potential available as nuclear players are getting involved, making peace with your maker is also a good idea.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by phroziac
750 dollar clothes? Uhm? Anyone who can spend that much on clothes can find a way around that. Does stock on such things even move that fast?

Tactical Clothing 1000-1200 just for a set of pants and jacket.
www.massif.com...
www.optactical.com...

High speed kit costs some serious $$, and surprisingly it does move pretty fast. Not that the Syrians are giving their guys that kind of equipment, the possibility is out there.



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