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10 Ways in which Iran is Defying the US and EU Oil Sanctions

Oilprice -- It wasn’t supposed to be like this, the Neocons assured us. Iran would soon be on its knees because of ever more stringent US sanctions on Iran. But Iran just cheekily sent two warships through the Suez Canal to dock at the Syrian port of Tartous. The old Mubarak government in Egypt might not have allowed such a thing, but the Arab Spring has brought to power an Egyptian government eager to demonstrate its independence from Washington.

As prices in February hit a historic high for this time of year, presaging perhaps $5 a gallon gasoline this summer in the US, Iran is still sitting pretty. The fragile European and US economies, however, may take a hit from higher transportation costs (the US will likely see a fall in summer travel and internal tourism).


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OilBGone is a douchebag.
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Bomb
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lots of folks on this board apparently have missed a good bit of history lessons (or more likely, they have never been taught well).
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Great
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Repeat article.
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I'm guessing this only has something to do with Orectum's reelection!
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Orectum is such a boob he is making Jimmy Carter look like he is only mildly retarded!
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Why didn't our failure president Orectum get on broad for this 3 years ago, or when he got into office?
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 2:07:07 AM

All of those sand countries will help one another except Israel.
Iran will do what they want, by Defying the US and EU Oil Sanctions with 10 Ways.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:14:42 AM

Sink those 2 warships would make a statement that would show sanctions are sanctions. Everyone would take notice, get respect from our allies and put the fear in our adversaries. Won't happen though with this Commander in Chief.
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Good article, it's going to get ugly before it gets better
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:37:13 PM

Bummer must sure be proud that his muslim brothers in Iran and elsewhere have accomplished the MORE THAN DOUBLING of pump prices in USA since he took office. If he is too weak and unwilling to prevent Iran from having nukes, once again, Israel must do the job, like they did to Iraq some time ago. I can't wait for him to RUN ON HIS RECORD when he debates the Republican nominee in the fall.

Remember: American ends in I CAN
Republican ends in I CAN
Democrat ends in RAT
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Wonderful
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i suggest the silent treatment
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:31:33 PM

Most people seem to have jumped on the bandwagon of wanting war with Iran. But have you folks really thought this through?

What will war do to the US financially? We're already borrowing from China, trillions of dollars in debt, with government spending going ever upward.

Is a war with Iran winnable? It seems clear it will be yet another drawn-out fiasco with no real gain, like in Vietnam or Iraq.

Finally, is morally just to use the government to forcibly take the money and lives of others to support this war? The draft could be coming. If you think Iran needs to be defeated, you have a lot of other options short of violating the Constitutional and moral rights of others. If you support the war, you should be willing to go fight yourself, or to send your children or grandchildren. Besides that, you could send money to support Israel or to encourage freedom and democracy in Iraq. You could even pay mercenaries to go fight if you don't want to go. But you don't have the right, under the Constitution or morally, to take money or lives from others to support your cause of fighting Iran.
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Arabs are suicidal to a fault. Why are they blowing thenselves up at record rates? Because they live in a desert and have nothing to live for...
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US is losing its influence & Iran knows it. They are sitting pretty.
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dhan and let iran worry about iran
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Say it ain't so!
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foolish chess game .
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Political idiocy.
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i agree,,its just down to who finishes on top...
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Iran will simply sell oil to Egypt.
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i think its time to start kicking some butt,, no more of their crap
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where will Iran be when Israel bombs them????????????????????????
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Ok
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Iran is laughing of USA and EU.
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We cannot let another war start or be drawn into one.

[Edited by: Buddy2264 at 2/23/2012 12:08:24 AM EST]
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The damn fool in the nation's capital backed the wrong horse in the Arab Spring race in his zeal to punish America. Iran is fervent in her desire to start WWIII. The West has been looking to America for leadership and has found nothing but an apologetic, mealy mouthed, activist coward.

In addition Washington and her media prostitutes have portrayed Iran as all bluster. The blooming idiots do not realize Iran's true goal is not to necessarily win WWIII, but, to start a nuclear conflagration that envelopes the planet to hasten the Madhi's return.
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Iran is cheating? Say it's not so!
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I don't like it, sounds like another war.
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I don't like Iran or the UN.
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just like Al Quida.
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I'm not looking forward to the next 6 months. Things are so bad, I'm tuned up the old trusty bike last weekend. Thank God, you never forget how to ride a bike. The only positive is I won't have to feel guilty about not getting enough exercise.
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If we can just elect a president with some balls.......this would not be happening!!

[Edited by: OKRifle at 2/22/2012 11:56:44 PM EST]
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What's a good nation like us to do?? Damned if we do and damned if we don't!
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Only time will tell...
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DEG is right! I would go so far as to say we have no president!
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There should some good tough regulations that shouldn't lead to any aggressive measures. WAR
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WOW. Interesting. Now where is the rest of the story? I dig DEG answer!!
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Much of this is happening because the US has a weak president.
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Iran needs to be taught a lesson by the world community, and if O'Bummer is too ashamed to handle his muslim buddies there, Israel will do what is needed.
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One just has to wonder where we would be now if the Neocons such as the dastardly duo of "Worthless" George and is oil boarder in chief "Tricky Dick" had not been anointed to their Presidential and Vice-Presidential thrones. Without a doubt we certainly would not have had our wallets emptied due to the all of the regulations that had once protected gasoline consumers from the "Big Oil" thieves that were abolished during the disastrous reign of terror of Bush and Cheney.
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What is Pres. Obama doing about it? Not much. Only Mitt Romney has a clear vision of the US role in world politics and the leadership to accomplish it.
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