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U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran
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Posted on 12/23/2006 9:03:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver

U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran

8 minutes ago

The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously imposed sanctions on Iran's trade in sensitive nuclear materials and ballistic missiles, in a move aimed at getting Tehran to halt uranium enrichment work.


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1 posted on 12/23/2006 9:03:33 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I can hear the laughing all the way from Tehran.


2 posted on 12/23/2006 9:04:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

What....did the Russian's miss the meeting....slept over again?


3 posted on 12/23/2006 9:05:47 AM PST by spokeshave (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess that the "letter" from the UN will keep the Pajama boys up all night.

Meadow Muffin


4 posted on 12/23/2006 9:06:12 AM PST by rwgal
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To: Sub-Driver

Mullahs don't care about useless UN


5 posted on 12/23/2006 9:07:42 AM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now that they're "work" is done, these UN officals will be going to Manhattan strip clubs on our dime.


6 posted on 12/23/2006 9:07:48 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, that'll show 'em. I'm sure they are packing up all their nukes and sending much of their stuff back to Russia right now. Not.


7 posted on 12/23/2006 9:08:39 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, the stage is set to our having tried diplomacy. When sanctions don't work, who will it be taking out the nuclear sites? Us or Israel?


8 posted on 12/23/2006 9:08:57 AM PST by Blogger
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To: Sub-Driver

This is more important than it sounds. It obviously won't stop Iran from continuing to attempt to assemble the Bomb, but it's a slap in their face that they desperately wanted to avoid.

It might just make things worse, but it is an important development.


9 posted on 12/23/2006 9:09:36 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Sub-Driver
Whooope.

All kinds of material import bans, financial bans, and even the travel bans are gone.

It amounts to another 'nasty letter' warning of further consequences if they do listen FOR REAL this time.
10 posted on 12/23/2006 9:11:03 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Biscuit85

That may be the only thing we and the Mullahs have in common.


11 posted on 12/23/2006 9:13:42 AM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Well, we wouldn't go to UN if we really didn't care about it


12 posted on 12/23/2006 9:15:49 AM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does that mean that after 17 warnings we can bomb them?


13 posted on 12/23/2006 9:17:09 AM PST by fish hawk (. B O stinks.)
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To: FreedomNeocon
Don't listen this time (again) that is.

Anyway I guess some others are right... at least we're a step closer to the eventual ultimate failure of the diplomacy route.

I think letting the Euro's deal with Iran was done because we have always known Iran was not going to back down and we are already convinced there will be war at some point. The Euro's however thought diplomacy would work, and instead of having them argue with us trying to 'persuade' us to talk, we figured it'd be better to let them talk to Iran and learn for themselves just how useless it is (especially when the 'US Boogyman' is removed from the equation).

Point is, another step down that road I guess... we'll see where it goes.
14 posted on 12/23/2006 9:17:25 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
Given the UN's history, the prospects of sanctions enforcement aren't that great. Three words hang over today's Security Council vote: Oil For Food.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

15 posted on 12/23/2006 9:17:30 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Biscuit85

Just going through the motions to go to the UN for any help.Nothing will come of anything they do,anyone here who really believes differently?


16 posted on 12/23/2006 9:20:08 AM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: FreedomNeocon

Yes, but did the UN use all caps or bolded fonts to show they really mean it this time?


17 posted on 12/23/2006 9:26:30 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Sub-Driver

Why by golly that'll teach em- Oh the inhumanity of such brutal sanctions- I'm surprised the U.N didn't offer a couple of billion to them to offset the aweful conditions of the sanctions! http://sacredscoop.com


18 posted on 12/23/2006 9:30:22 AM PST by CottShop
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To: goldstategop

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

Not to hijack the the thread, but it occurs to me that if mohammed were alive today, he wouldn't be much different in word and deed from Charles Manson.


19 posted on 12/23/2006 9:31:09 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That'll stop'em!


/no sarc tag needed on this one


20 posted on 12/23/2006 9:31:48 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Sub-Driver

As useless as the UN is...this is pretty amazing. Never thought this would be unanimous.


21 posted on 12/23/2006 9:34:37 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone heard form Ahmadangnutjob yet?


22 posted on 12/23/2006 9:35:53 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: dfwgator

Now we'll see if our ships on station are provoked into action.


23 posted on 12/23/2006 9:39:29 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: mewzilla

19:19 Iran: Sanctions come at behest of Israel, which is a criminal regime (Haaretz)

19:17 Iranian UN envoy: Nuclear weapons in Israel`s hands a grave threat (Haaretz)

19:17 Iranian envoy to UN: Sanctions are `groundless, punitive measures` (Haaretz)


24 posted on 12/23/2006 9:44:18 AM PST by debg
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To: debg

U.S. envoy: We will seek further action if Iran fails to comply


25 posted on 12/23/2006 9:49:02 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: FreedomNeocon

"Today we are placing Iran in the small category of states under Security Council sanctions," acting U.S. Ambassador Alejandro Wolff told the council before the 15-0 vote - which included a yes vote by Qatar.

"We will not hesitate to return to this body to seek further action should Iran fail to comply," Wolff added.


26 posted on 12/23/2006 9:50:22 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
How will Iran survive the onslaught of harsh words? Will Iranian officials be safe from paper cuts? Can Iran afford to buy off enough third-world UN officials to render these 99% useless sanctions instead fully 100% useless? Most importantly, can they afford George Galloway's "charity" fees?

I hope the Mullah's don't hurt themselves from laughing too hard either. It seems to be a common ailment when faced with the awesome power represented by UN sanctions. The loss of 3% of Segway imports has been known to cause even the most smelly jihadis to suffer these bouts of lunatic laughter in the face of utmost peril.

27 posted on 12/23/2006 10:01:09 AM PST by M203M4
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To: Biscuit85
"Mullahs don't care about useless UN"

No but the Iranian people might.

It's a shot. And a lot less expensive then tearing up things, which I'm sure someone will do if need be.

28 posted on 12/23/2006 10:09:35 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Dog Gone

On top of the fact that the vote for sanctions was unanimous.


29 posted on 12/23/2006 10:13:06 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: Sub-Driver

BFD...


30 posted on 12/23/2006 10:14:04 AM PST by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: Sub-Driver
So, the World collectively sat down and wrote them a letter and told them how angry the world is with them?


31 posted on 12/23/2006 10:14:56 AM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
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To: Blogger

I'm not sure anyone can take them out from the air. Iran has buried these facilities under mountains. Seems an invasion would be needed to ensure they are destroyed in any event. Iran learned a lesson after the Israelis took out their reactor in the 1980s.


32 posted on 12/23/2006 10:15:39 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Blogger
who will it be taking out the nuclear sites?

Unless they use nukes, Israel doesn't have ability to strike Iran in any meaningful way.
We have the ability, but don't have the will.

33 posted on 12/23/2006 11:22:44 AM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: plain talk
Iran learned a lesson after the Israelis took out their reactor in the 1980s.

Wasn't that the reactor next to our flag on Mars?

34 posted on 12/23/2006 11:29:05 AM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What resolution number is this one?


35 posted on 12/23/2006 11:37:10 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: Dog Gone; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; tubebender; dalereed
Although you're prolly right... It just looks exactly like firmly locking all the damn barn doors after ALL the damn horses are giving rides to the damned four horsemen of the (bleepin) apocolypse!!!

Oh! Excuse me!! I din't mean ta git all het up!!! (grin)

Merry Christmas and all that... (while we celebrate this historic UN-action)

36 posted on 12/23/2006 11:41:31 AM PST by SierraWasp (For Republicans, the Reagan Conservatism Movement was the LIFE of the Party!!! We need it back!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

And a few years from now, the anti-Americans will blame the sanctions for the plight of the Iranian people.


37 posted on 12/23/2006 11:41:40 AM PST by RWB Patriot
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To: dfwgator

He will be heard laughing over the back of a sheep.


38 posted on 12/23/2006 11:43:08 AM PST by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: Sub-Driver

*concern for Iranian people
*double snark for Iranian govt


39 posted on 12/23/2006 12:14:24 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Sub-Driver; HAL9000; Howlin; Perlstein

If a "President Kerry" had obtains these UN sanctions on Iran, the news media would be filled 24/7 with non-stop praise for his "amazing global diplomacy."

When President Bush achieves these sanctions, the news media downplays them, then turns around and complains that GWB is a war monger who shoots first and asks questions later.

...it's a bit like how the news media would respond if Karl Rove stole and destroyed classified military documents from the National Archives, versus how the news media treats Sandy Berger for stealing and destroying classified military documents from the National Archives.

It's one heckofa double standard.


40 posted on 12/23/2006 12:45:23 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Sub-Driver
Image hosted by Photobucket.com that and $5Bucks will get you a cup of coffee at $tarBuck$ too... please.
41 posted on 12/23/2006 12:49:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: SierraWasp
BBC report:

BBC: UN passes Iran nuclear sanctions

42 posted on 12/23/2006 12:57:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Sub-Driver

and if they still refuse to halt the uranium enrichment the UN will send a nasty letter in all caps. There's no way the Chinese and Russians will go with all caps and bold text.


43 posted on 12/23/2006 1:08:18 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: mewzilla

I like 'Ahmadangnutjob', but my favorite is: Ahm-mad-in-de-head.

Closer to the actual spelling.


44 posted on 12/23/2006 1:14:47 PM PST by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (LIBS = Lewd Insane Babbling Scum)
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To: All

Just remember; these are the steps the world said we 'never' went through with for Iraq...even though we did 16 or so times. We have to at least set the foundation for action against Iran...and if that means sanctioning them now, so be it.


45 posted on 12/23/2006 1:49:05 PM PST by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: plain talk

Fine. Every subterranean fortress - mountain - must have an entrance. Close it, and keep it closed. They can stay down there till they run out of air. No need to blow up what's down there.


46 posted on 12/23/2006 1:53:39 PM PST by Gunny Gene
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To: plain talk

Iran's nuclear facilities/sites can be rendered useless by bombing. At the same time we should bomb their oil piplines and oil wells to completely destroy Iran's primary source of money. This would bring Iran to its economic knees, and internal regime change would eventually follow.


47 posted on 12/23/2006 2:13:48 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: ASA Vet

Didn't Israel order some Bunker busters from us?


48 posted on 12/23/2006 2:28:50 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Sub-Driver
I read on another thread that the Russians had already watered down many parts of the resolution.

If someone has that info, please post.

However, we can most certainly believe this without any link. Putin undoubtedly consulted with his soul and sent the word to the UN to shape up.

Leni

49 posted on 12/23/2006 2:42:18 PM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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Well we would have to locate ALL entrances. Not always to do from the air. My point is it is not as simple as lobbing a few cruise missiles.


50 posted on 12/23/2006 2:43:08 PM PST by plain talk
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