Skip to comments.Hillary's 'Toughest Sanctions' on Iran Won't Work
Posted on 03/10/2012 4:47:29 AM PST by Kaslin
Secretary Hillary Clinton took to the air yesterday to boast of the toughest sanctions yet imposed by the international community on Iran. Recall, this administration came to office three years ago offering olive branches to the mullahs who rule Iran. President Obama even sent Persian New Year greetings to the same men who held our hostages for 444 days in Tehran in 1979-81. Our American diplomats and Marines were subjected to daily beatings and threats of execution.
These clerics were the ones who invented suicide bombing, starting with the killing of 241 U.S. Marines and Navy corpsmen in Beirut in 1983. If we think they have somehow moderated, how can we explain their latest plot to bomb a Georgetown restaurant to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. With him, possibly, hundreds of Americans could have died.
Secretary Clinton wants to give diplomacy time to work. But three years have already been wasted in merry-go-round diplomacy. These are three years the locusts have eaten. All the while, the mullahs have been building, hiding, advancing their nuclear weapons program.
While some elements of their regime talk about possibly allowing UN inspectors back in, other parts of the same regime say Iran will never give up its nuclear research. Defiantly, they say that research is for peaceful purposes. This, from a regime whose mouthpiece, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, publicly calls Israel a two-bomb country. He openly says he can foresee a world without Israeland without the U.S.
Winston Churchill was surely right that jaw jaw is better than war war. Nobody wants a war with Iran. But the Iranian leaders have been at war with us for thirty years. They arm jihadists who have killed American soldiers in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
This administration frittered away its best chance of avoiding war with Iran when it held back from giving support to the pro-democracy demonstrators. These unarmed protesters filled the streets of Tehran after the patently rigged June 2009 elections. Then, we might have seen real regime change in Iran and with it the best hope of a peaceful resolution of the nuclear standoff.
This administration, so closely tied to MoveOn.org, quickly moved on. The blood had hardly dried in the streets of Tehran when the Obama administration was at the UN pushing for another round of sanctions.
Russia and China are not cooperating. Neither is Venezuela. This is the key to the crisis.
toughest sanctions...Hillaryous ALERT!
My memory is getting a bit shakey in my old age; can anyone remember even a single instance in which sanctions DID work?
“These were the clerics who invented suicide bombing...”
See bombings in 1960’s Saigon and other places.
“This administration frittered away its best chance of avoiding war with Iran when it held back from giving support to the pro-democracy demonstrators. These unarmed protesters filled the streets of Tehran after the patently rigged June 2009 elections. Then, we might have seen real regime change in Iran and with it the best hope of a peaceful resolution of the nuclear standoff. “
Even if we or the Israelis manage to bomb some of the nuke facilities, it will only be a temporary solution. It must be done in conjunction with bringing down the current regime in order to achieve a lasting solution.
“See bombings in 1960s Saigon and other places.”
That was during wartime.
Just what are these “toughest sanctions” of which the hildebeast speaks? More frequent letters with all caps? Fewer invitation to state department social functions? Just what does this moron have in mind?
Sanctions, effective sanctions that cause severe pain and real suffering will bring the war. If the Iranian leaders are resolute, rather than surrender, they will continue and actually increase the attack.
If you back up and take a wide view of nations and events it becomes obvious we are living at the time of a historical cusp. There is an intense desire among radical Islamic fundamentalists to stop the flow of events leading to a modernized future. They long for the purity and sanctity of the not to distant past. They see as anathema the societal changes that have taken hold in Europe and the United States. They see the spread and acceptance of this change to all of Islam as damnation.
What will be the tipping point? What event or series of events will tip on a course that can be deemed favorable. A course that will stop or at least severely retard the progress of modernization events must be plotted and implemented.
Although Iran might not be the centroid of the planning and implementation, Iran is strongly sympathetic. The devolution that was conducted by Ayatollah Homeni involved locking all the doors of a movie theater in Bandar Shapur and then setting it on fire. The movie goers were sacrificed to the cause, to the devolution. The same reasoning produced the sacrifice of thousands in the twin towers.
The tipping point will not come. Iran is on defense, the assertion of principle of death and destruction has been stymied. Over most of Islam, adherents go about their daily business of living well and working toward continued improvement. The course amounts to Islamic evolution. That is change that allows going to the mosque while living an increasingly better life.
The Renaissance is in progress in Islamic lands. The Reformation is following. Rising from the sands of the Arabian desert and from the jungles of Indonesia are rich and populous societies that enjoy their wealth and their Islam.
Osama is dead. The mullahs are in a box. The devolution is withering. The people didn’t want it. The coming war of defense will end the devolution.
“See bombings in 1960’s Saigon and other places.”
“That was during wartime.”
It has nothing to do with wartime, it has to do with the “invention” of suicide bombing.
Well then look back just a little further, to 1945. The Kamikaze effort was the largest and most expensive. All since is trifling compared to the Divine Wind effort
“It has nothing to do with wartime”
What was going on in the 1960’s in Viet Nam?
Once again, it has nothing to do with wartime, it has to do with the assertion that the Mullahs invented suicide bombing.
If that doesn't work, Obama will follow it up with a strongly worded letter. That'll show them not to mess with us!