Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sanctions

Well, well, wail!

Those magical stunning sanctions were to be like, super "crippling," "biting" "smart," and "targeted" sanctions

In reality, however, the best adjective to describe the new sanctions is "ineffective."

"...Although the paltry effect of the new U.N. sanctions might not have much of an impact on Iran, it could spur the U.S. Congress to implement unilateral sanctions on Iran's petroleum exports, which the Security Council's resolution does not address.

..."Congressional sanctions probably will not change Iran's strategic calculation either, but supporters can plausibly argue that they could choke off the money that pays for Iran's nuclear program. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that oil sales comprise as much as 76 percent of the regime's revenues.

Whoa!

While the wicked SA 300 Air Defense System is untouched by the sanctions - Great Satan's right of interdiction is sweetly intact - consorted into the mix

"A very strict regime of inspections of potentially contraband cargo going to and from Iran that could -- that would violate sanctions. So, states would be asked and required to inspect, on their land, in their ports, on sea, such cargo that may be suspicious."

Tough to believe these - or any sanctions will reinforce desired behavior in Mullahopolis' behaviour nuclear - and containment is more like wishful thinking than a policy

Essentially - Great Satan "...has already “checked the box” to show that engaging Iran doesn’t work. Now she's has started the process of “checking the box” to show that the “broadest and toughest” sanctions ever imposed on Preacher Command don’t work.

And that leaves 44's Admin's Charade in the unenviable (for them anyway) sitch

"... with no other options except formal adoption of regime change as the explicit goal of its Iran policy—and/or military strikes..."

Pic "Sanctions aren't a strategy! They're a tool for achieving the strategic objective of preventing Iran becoming a nuclear weapons state!" with the Stunners

1 comments:

Longhaired Conservative said...

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http://mindnumbedrobot.com/2010/06/11/robo-love-tgif-edition/740