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Saturday, December 23, 2006

No, please, ANYTHING but SANCTIONS!!! WE PROMISE to be good...

The UN Security Council has given a unanimous vote to impose sanctions on Iran over their nuclear program (read the story here).

Will these people ever learn the lessons of history? Sanctions don't work! Have sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Cuba done anything to stop Cuban cigars from being so wildly popular throughout the world? No. Have sanctions stopped Libya from moving forward and modernizing (a good thing for the people of Libya, actually)? No. Have sanctions stopped North Korea from putting out a little tyrant who looks like a refugee from a Chimpmunks, the Motion Picture casting call? No.

MSNBC states:

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose economic sanctions on Iran for refusing to end a uranium enrichment program that the United States says is aimed at building nuclear weapons. Iran immediately rejected the resolution.

The result of two months of negotiation, the resolution orders all countries to stop supplying Iran with materials and technology that could contribute to its nuclear and missile programs. It also would freeze Iranian assets of key companies and individuals related to those programs.

If Iran refuses to comply, the resolution warns Iran that the council will adopt further nonmilitary sanctions.

SCARE me why don'tcha? "Nonmilitary sanctions?" What are they going to do next, stick their thumbs in their ears, wave their hands, and cry "neener neener neener, you smell like a camel's butt" at them?

GIVE ME A BREAK! The government of Iran, a theocracy, has NO respect for the United Nations and has shown a clear and utter contempt for the body for YEARS. Does anyone think that they're going to suddenly stop now? They're USED to sanctions against them. It's almost like earning a merit badge for them. There's only one thing that will stop Iran from pursuing it's nuclear program, actually a couple of things. One, STOP THEM from developing their nuclear program. If anyone wants to really know how to do this, ask the Mossad. I'm sure they have a couple of creative ideas, at least. Secondly, STOP RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT in the Iraninan nuclear program. If the Russians pull out, guess what? Iran doesn't have the resources being supplied TO them by the Russians any more.

In my mind, it's a no brainer.

Once and always, an American Fighting Man