The March To More War Continues: Senate Adopts Tough Iranian Sanctions...

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    A prelude to War?

    The US Senate unanimously adopted harsh new economic sanctions on Iran, dismissing US officials' fears they risked fracturing global unity on blocking Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons program.
    Lawmakers voted 100-0 to include the measure, which aims to cut off Iran's central bank from the global financial system, in a must-pass annual military spending bill poised for final approval.

    Senators rebuffed an 11th-hour campaign from top aides to President Barack Obama who warned the legislation could shatter a growing but fragile global consensus on confronting the defiant Islamic republic over its nuclear drive.

    The measure, crafted by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Senator Mark Kirk, calls for freezing the US-based assets of financial institutions that do business with the central bank.

    It would apply to non-US central banks that do so for the purpose of buying or selling petroleum -- Iran's chief source of revenues -- or related goods, amid growing fears that time is running short to solve the standoff peacefully.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.6b9bdfd8a7780dfe67a072dc90f22150.31&show_article=1
     
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    Then the US senate better damn well be ready to send this nation to war. Fucking insanity.
     
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    The Vote was unanimous. Everyone's onboard the War Machine now. So how long before it happens?
     
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    There's no way we can avoid war with Iran. They are too determined!

    More worrisome is the way obama is fucking with Pakistan, an Iranian/Pak alliance would be disastrous. Don't think sanctions will work either.
     
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    Can we really avoid war? Sure we should try to avoid it when possible. But human history doesnt really indicate that we can avoid it completely.
     
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    These sanctions remind me of so much of the past. It does look like War with Iran is inevitible.
     
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    I wonder who has a better grasp of all of the facts, to make the informed decision:

    The Senators who - have their hands on all of the intelligence and voted it approved overwhelmingly.............

    Or the idiot who retreads on message boards and has none of the classified intelligence to make the informed decision, and thinks Rome is burning daily yet retains his free will to eat, shit, fuck, cruise the internetz and get money.
     
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    That might even pull China to alliance in such. WWIII is quite possible and tens of millions would die. China most likely will side with Iran and Pakistan.

    I doubt Russia will side with us either. :(
     
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    They may have more intelligence reports, but I sure as heck don't trust them.
     
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    Lets hope it doesn't happen. How much more War can we afford?
     

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