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Posted on 12/15/2011 11:03:16 AM PST by nuconvert
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved tough new sanctions aimed at forcing Iran to freeze what the West says is a nuclear weapons program and punishing Syria and North Korea.
US President Barack Obama's Democrats joined the chamber's Republican majority to back the harsh punitive measures in a pair of lopsided votes, 410-11 and 418-2, highlighting Washington's hostility to all three nations.
But the fate of the legislation was unclear in the Democratic-led Senate, where aides have said privately that the bills would not reach Obama amid concerns about roiling ties with trading partners as well as Russia and China.
Still, lawmakers were poised separately to adopt an annual military spending bill that includes a tough new proposal designed to cut off Iran's central bank from the world financial system, effectively an attempt to cause it to collapse.
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The Mullahs have been a festering sore that has done nothing but inflame Radical Islam for decades.
It’s time that Washington got serious about regime change in Iran, strangle their economy and seriously back dissidents.
With most of the Arab World turning to Islamists, we could potentially get a secular and friendly government in Iran again.
Ouch - that’ll sting!
Sanctions are nothing more than the toothless manifestation of the childlike belief that problems may just go away without actually having to do anything about them.