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Iran Quits Nuclear Talks After US Expands Blacklist Sanctions

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"We are evaluating the situation and will make the appropriate response," is how Iran's lead negotiator Abbas Araqchi reacted after accusing Washington on Friday of going against the spirit of a landmark agreement reached last month by expanding its sanctions blacklist. As AFP reports, Iranian negotiators quit the implementation talks late on their fourth day Thursday after Washington blacklisted a dozen companies and individuals for evading US sanctions. US Secretary of State Kerry, ever the optimist we presume, said "we’re making progress, but I think we’re at a point in those talks where folks feel a need to consult, take a moment," but Araqchi's comments on State TV give them little room for compromise, America's move "is by no means constructive and we are seriously critical of it."

 

Via AFP,

Iran has quit nuclear talks with world powers, accusing Washington on Friday of going against the spirit of a landmark agreement reached last month by expanding its sanctions blacklist.

 

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Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said the US move went against the spirit of the deal struck in Geneva under which the powers undertook to impose no further sanctions for six months.

 

Tehran was now weighing the "appropriate response", he said.

 

"America's move is against the spirit of the Geneva deal," Araqchi told the Fars news agency as his team headed back to Tehran from Vienna.

 

"We are evaluating the situation and will make the appropriate response.

 

"Such a measure is by no means constructive and we are seriously critical of it," Araqchi later said on state television.

 

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"The negotiations were halted by Iranian delegation because of new American sanctions. The Iranian negotiating team has halted the talks at this stage and are headed back to the capital due to America's lack of commitment to the agreement," Mehr reported.

 

Kerry said it was now time for consultations.

 

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The blacklisting of a dozen additional foreign firms and individuals for evading US sanctions was widely seen as a way to head off moves in Congress to impose additional sanctions that would be in clear breach of the Geneva agreement.

 

Administration officials insisted the timing was entirely coincidental.

 

But just hours afterwards, Senate banking committee chairman Tim Johnson and the committee's top Republican Michael Crapo agreed with the White House that Washington should not introduce new sanctions, warning they could "rupture" international unity against Tehran's nuclear programme.

 

The comments virtually assured that no new sanctions legislation would pass Congress before the year-end break, although lawmakers could controversially introduce a new sanctions bill within the next week.

 

Those blacklisted on Thursday included the Singapore-based Mid Oil Asia and Singa Tankers, both companies accused of helping Iran transfer badly needed funds to a foreign bank on behalf of the National Iranian Tanker Company.

 

Well that didn't last long did it?

 


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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Madcow
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there will be no peace if the bankers demand war 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:14 | Link to Comment john39
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I can picture the aipac boys all high-fiving each other right now... as fools are want to do.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment CounterPartyVice
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Is this the same Iran that Obama just dealt with? Sure these must be two different countries, ....

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Liars lie...

Obama = Banksters = .gov/Fed = all liars

Iran's Leadership = Muslim extremists = all liars (it's OK to lie to non-Muslims)

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:25 | Link to Comment jaap
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This whole sanctions thing is one big bonanza for american crony companies. Only allowing your friends to trade and block the competition. Disgustion, as usual.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:35 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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The  big cronies never stopped doing businessthere. I know for a fact that GE does business with Iran. They use  phony trading company arrangements in Dubai, Kuwait and other US ball lickers. I shipped their product through these places many times, all destined to Iran

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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We work with TI products frequently in my line of work. This is what you get every time you go to download their software.

http://oi42.tinypic.com/1z1gt3k.jpg

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:17 | Link to Comment knukles
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Well, it wasn't a very good agreement anyhow, since the Iranians got almost everything they wanted (par for the course with our current Leaders... like why even bother to get involved... unless they want another embarrassment) and again par for the course to then go back, change things and fuck it up after having touted it as the deal of the century.

Just a piece of advice fellas... shoulda tried a smiley selfie and none of this shit woulda happened.  Everybody'd just love us like...
Oh never-mind...

What are e doing inserting ourselves into this dynamic anyhow?
Can't anybody else see that it ain't worked so far and ain't gonna in the future?
These people just love to kill one another...
It's historical and cultural, FFS

EDIT:  Holy Smokes!  I just looked at Lurch's picture again and I'll be damned if he isn't channeling Boris Karloff in Frankenstein!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 20:48 | Link to Comment gallistic
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Knuckles, you have been here for a long time, and I have read many of your posts.

It is clear to anyone who cares to read your posts over the years that you are an unrepentant and bigoted racist who is too stupid to realize it.

You are a prime example of the mentality that has plagued our interactions with the rest of the world.

Knee jerk mass rationalization in 3, 2, 1, ...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Well, it wasn't a very good agreement anyhow, since the Iranians got almost everything they wanted

That's a good MSM believer. Very US citizenish. Patriotic.

These people just love to kill one another...

It's historical and cultural, FFS

Americans? You bet.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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Hey man, it's "us" against "them".  I'm glad John Kerry is fighting for me.  I wouldn't want some nation sitting on all those oil reserves have the freedom to sell said oil to whomever they choose.  Now starve "them" John.  Cut food and aid off to all those radical women and children.  Save "us" John.  You're my hero.  Kill "them" and take their gold John.  They deserve to be bitch slapped.  Do it for "us" John.

BTW... Heinz ketchup sucks.

Iran's gold will be taken, either by the US or Israel.  Mark my words..... that's what wars are about, taking the treasures of the conquered nation.  Oil and gold is the object, sanctions are the means, lies are MO.

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:40 | Link to Comment BigJim
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I wish Russia, China or North Korea would just give Iran a few nukes, and the means to deliver them, and then we could all move on.

Hey look! The 'end-timer Shiites' don't seem to be blowing up Israel with their nukes! Oh dear, that means all our propagandising was clearly bullshit!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:49 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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John entered in to a bar. Bartender asked why the long face, fellow.

John said, "My balls hurt".

"Why your balls hurt", bartender asked.

John said," I ran".

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:28 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Yeah, most US companies have you sign something to that effect every time you go to download any stuff. I'm sure it stops everyone in Sudan, Iran, Syria, etc, downloading the latest WIndows drivers for their webcam or whatever.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment MarsInScorpio
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Let me see if I understand this:

 

Our SecState is an unmade man  who married for money; he scammed a Purple Heart with a splinter; threw his medals back at the White House to show his disgust for them and his country; made a complete ass of himself when he ran for president - who will ever forget that dumb-as-a-rock grin when he saluted and said he was "reporting for duty;" has never done anything as a US Senator of note except try to evade his state’s taxes by parking his $7-million yacht in Rhode Island; went sailing on the days that Egypt erupted in revolution – and then lied about it; was outfoxed by Putin on the Syria issue – thus allowing Assad to stay safely in power . . . and this idiot is trying to keep the End Times Shiites from getting the Bomb?

 

I read recently that the Black Racist Barack Obama loves to hire dumb white men for positions of power because they help facilitate his strategy of weakening the US.

 

Kerry proves the merit of this observation.

-30-

 

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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The great beast of the end times is the USG. Thank God Kerry is so worthless.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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If he showed disgust with the Vietnam war then that was a good thing. Surely nobody, with all the knowledge we have today, could still believe the Vietnam war was anything but a giant scam in which trillions of dollars and much of my generations blood was spilled. If you think even one mission on the Navy's small craft in Vietnam was a picnic, I beg to differ. My cousin was a naval officer and served in the exact roll that Kerry did, I pity anyone who calls him a fake. It is sad to hear all the disgust for veterans by those who didn't take part in that war. Picnic?

Maybe the Red team versus blue team has finally become so sick mentally that they will tell any lie. Issues exist that Bush's team of draft dodgers should just leave alone. I didn't go AWOL from my unit like Mr. Bush did. I wonder who the fake was. Bush? Proven fake. Kerry? Proven combat vet on a volunteer basis. When he got home he did the right thing to try and get the USA out of that sick fucking shit hole war. The war is over and the USA now want's to be allied with Vietnam. How fuckign funny is that. But it's okay to fil the grave yard with my generation, we were all hippes anyways. Fuck!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:14 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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fucking zio-neo-cons... Norman Podhoretz Urges Israel to Strike Iran

''Conservative commentator Norman Podhoretz has urged Israel to make a pre-emptive strike against Iran.

In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Podhoretz claims that the result of a nuclear war between the two nations would be "far worse than any imaginable consequences of an Israeli conventional strike today."

Podhoretz said that by attacking now Israel has the opportunity "to put at least a temporary halt, and conceivably even a permanent one, to the relentless Iranian quest for the bomb."''

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/israel-iran-preemptive-strike/2013/12/1...

fuck the Zio-neo-cons..........

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 00:00 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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I keep saying that is AIPAC and American Zionests that push all these shit wars.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Masterfully tautological, DCRB said:

Liars lie...

True as true.

Obama = Banksters = .gov/Fed = all liars

Obama = Chimpy Bush = Clinton = Poppy Bush = Reagan = Carter = Ford = Nixon = Johnson = Kennedy = Eisenhower = Truman = FDR = all liars.

GE (Grifting Electric) = Archer Daniels Midland (mainlining HFCS is healthy) = Halliburton (you'll take it and like it) = Monsanto (where the guinea pig is you) = Raytheon (fantastically expensive murderous splendor comes alive) = Boeing (here comes Honey Boe Boe) = welfare queens = all liars.

I can't quite put my finger on it, but there seems to be a common factor at work here.

Iran's Leadership = Muslim extremists = all liars (it's OK to lie to non-Muslims)

Ah, we now find one of the areas where you still swallow what's fed to you by the MSM. Be careful or they'll have you believing in an economic recovery, selling your gold, and buying stocks and Treasurys.

A more accurate expression: Iran's leadership = US leadership = politicians = all liars. (Although I must admit that, based on actions rather than words, Iran's leadership has demonstrated remarkably more openness, consistency, credibility, and trustworthiness on this nuclear non-issue than US leadership has.)

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment rbg81
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Kerry can absolutely be trusted to drive a hard bargain.  Before this is over, we'll probably only give Iran a quarter of our nukes along with a few hundred billion in economic aid and an apology.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Sounds good to me. After imposing the Shah on them for decades after Operation Ajax that would seem a reasonable settlement.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:14 | Link to Comment outamyeffinway
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The US wants war. Nothing else.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Frozen IcQb
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Here's the other side of the story that supports your comment:

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/12/13/339810/us-sanctions-on-iran-act...

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment ThirdWorldDude
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The other side of the story is Ukraine. The Empire stroke a deal with Iran a few weeks ago in hope that Russia will let Ukraine sign an AA with Brussels. Since Putin isn't exactly a quid-pro-quo guy, doesn't feel like he owes a favor to the Empire (quite the opposite) and asked Yanukovich to choose between vodka and Brussels sprouts. 

What happens now with Iran is ZATO's shadow gov. trying to kill two birds with one stone: reconcile with the Tel Aviv - Riyadh axis of evil and send a message to Putin that he can't have it his way. One can almost feel how desperate they are; like a chess player facing defeat making one mistake after another...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:54 | Link to Comment RetiredSilverBug
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I think the main anti-iranian driver is Israel, not US. I don't think US wants any kind of war with Iran. In fact I don't think it will ever launch any mission against it - it's far too complex, with Russia and China involved ... 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:16 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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The most meaningful aspect of these events is just the differential behavior.

Does Iran look to you like the desperate party willing to agree to anything to get their oil revenue increased so they can feed starving people in the streets?  Don't look that way to me.

To me, it looks like an Administration whose policy people have explained that there can be no growth with $95/barrel oil PERIOD.

Repeat the following over and over again whenever you want to get immersed in other things. 

"Only oil matters.  The rest is hand waving bullshit."

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:08 | Link to Comment putaipan
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the true machinations of power and war at the highest level are obviously above my pay grade, but ...

i offer the one of the juciest of tidbits regarding the syrian false flag chemical weapons bid to go to war- as reorted by seymore hirsch- when asked who stopped the administration from proceeding full steam ahead his answer was "constitutionalists" within the military. god bless 'em. the inflection he gave to the word made in sound as threatenning as if he'd said "traitorist infiltraters from s.m.e.r.s.h"

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Is there a bigger asshole in this world than John Fucking Kerry? Well, besides Obama,Reid, Boehner, McCain, Graham, Pelosi, Feinstein, Alexander......... oh never mind, I'm not even gonna start on bankers

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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John Kerry begins his political career: "How do you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake (Vietnam)?"

John Kerry ends his political career: "How do you fool a man into dying for me (and my friends)?"

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment just-my-opinion
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I don't believe it

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment just-my-opinion
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Wow....who saw this comin

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment just-my-opinion
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I like to write music:

I gotta nuke for you....you gotta nuke for me

I wanna bomb you but the rich havgata go free

Did I say that out loud?

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Jason T
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Armstrong's war and political change cycle turns up starting 2014.. it's all right on schedule.

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/12/13/fireman-battle-police-in-brussels/

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Armstrong has absolutely no qualitative analysis of his peak and trough points.  He throws darts on a white page and links him with yarn, lots and lots of yarn.  Can we please stop quoting him?  I'd like to see the graph of the Armstrong Bullshit Cycle, oh wait, it's on every other page of his blog.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment MichiganMilitiaMan
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The march toward Middle East war continues.

Full disclosure:

Short Nobel Peace Price Laueate winners.

Long EMP strikes and gold.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Take Kerry to the Glue Factory!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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John Kerry walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Fuck you."

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment falak pema
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So john kerry puts a tom up the bartender's jerry?

Whats the punch line except the four letter? 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Because bait and switch diplomacy is make for Nobel Prize. What amateur is run AmeriKa...? Is not better just shut up enough?!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Da,  Da and ahh... Da.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment falak pema
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this is spill over of US Congress vs Executive tug of war soiling the table cloth of the International conference agenda.

The neo cons don't give in easily. 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment MichiganMilitiaMan
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Who was the Neo Con Commander in Chief the other day when an American drone killed an innocent wedding party in Yemen?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/12/us-drone-strike-wedding-party-y...

By the way, the link above is not to Fox News or the Drudge Report.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment atomicwasted
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Oh shit, the Iranians actually went for our latest proposal and look reasonable and willing to engage with the outside world!  Fuck, what do we do???  I know, let's fuck up the deal by doing some shit that's guaranteed to piss them off and put them in their place!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:30 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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The next false-flag will be Iranian. The petrodollar must be saved any way possible.

"Where is Gene Rosen?!"

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:30 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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all that money and all Kerry wants to do is be owebomba's go-fer. /funny

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment KickIce
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The ultimate parasite, screws the taxpayer and marry into a rich family.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Usura
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The US wants what Israel tells it to want

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:35 | Link to Comment KickIce
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Want a nuke?  Accept a Rothschild bank.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment vote_libertaria...
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News flash....Obama State of the Union pegged for January 28th.

 

Something needs to be bombed on January 27th to get the flag waving standing ovation.

 

I'k just say-in'...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment ConfederateH
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May Allah bless you Iran.  Your leaders may be sacks of shit, but at least they are willing to give the finger to the US, unlike every other western country.  What whores.

The Swiss elites have submitted to serial gang rape by the Fed banking squids after the IRS raped and shut down Wegelin, the oldest Swiss bank.  Now Vontobel bank is not voluntarily going off to slaughter like the rest of the swiss private banking system, who are in effect pleading guilty to ex-post-facto violation of lex-america.  UBS and CS are of course popping the corks as they and their US Fed system crony banks finally eliminate the last vestigas of financial privacy.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-10/vontobel-expects-no-penalty-as-...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment ToNYC
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Southern Strategy is the briar patch. Start with one tar baby or blacklist:

"I'm gonna kick the stuffin' out of you," Brer Rabbit said and pounced on the Tar Baby with both feet. They sank deep into the Tar Baby. Brer Rabbit was so furious he head-butted the cute little creature until he was completely covered with tar and unable to move.

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:42 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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After "consultation", Iran should agree that "raising the bar" is what's called for, to rid the ME of wars with ABC weapons.  Specifically:

Israel to become subject to international sanctions (including and ESPECIALLY the US), if they do not allow UN inspection of known and suspected sites of ABC development & storage.

Let's not kid ourselves or anyone else... As long as this does not happen, there will be NO peace in the ME, and certain CBs and their dependent MISC (Military Industrial Surveillance Complex) will keep on marching.  Given that they are INHERENTLY designed to be expansionist/imperialistic.

Alas, the US is -- for all intends & purposes -- the "bitch", the "bridled bully" of Zionists in the US and in Israel.  Time for Gentiles + Jews to put an end to Neocon/Zionist expansion and end their Shadow-Government control in both countries (US and Israel).  Unless and until this happens, NOTHING will change.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Well said Kirk. I believe that is the central point. We are all being bullied around by that Ne-Con group, and the central core of the group is Israeli, or more nearly Zionest. Americans seem unable to wake up from their consumer binge long enough to ask why all these wars involve us.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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Boy!

Johnny looks really pissed.  Wonder just what he will do now?  "Benjamin" ain't gonna like what's in that report. 

+100 Kirk on what you just said.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Hmmm....well looks like Syria needs to be invaded again!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment RetiredSilverBug
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Pakistan has nukes. So, what? As per official version Osama lived next to nukes for years... Too much noise about Iran.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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   A horse...A horse...A horse is a horse of course...   F/U Kerry.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Hairy Kerry and the sick fucs.. Dude needs a fix. Put Hillary's face on the missles with "It takes a Village" written on the sides of them. The UN is gonna kill everybody.

Ya gotta run run run run.

Passed my DMV test today.

I can drive into the ocean if I see those mushroom clouds.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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For all the shit Obozo has been doing wrong, this is the one area where I thought maybe they were going to do something right. It looks like I was wrong in my thinking. If this doesn't say that only war will satisfy the U.S i don't know what will.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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The "deal" never appeared intended by the US to be a path toward peace, but rather an excuse for war.

“…any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context—both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.” -Brookings Institution’s 2009  Which Path To Persia? report, page 52.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nuclear-deal-with-iran-prelude-to-war-not-b...

[per Wikipedia - Brookings is ranked the most influential think tank in the world]

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Neither the widely known PNAC plan for controlling the Middle East,
nor the less known Brooking Institute plan for initiating war with Iran were compromised.

The 'covert' war to incapacitate Syria continues.
The sanctions and sabotage against Iran continue.
The drone attacks continue.
The support for Israel, Saudi Arabia, and especially the petrodollar continues.
NATO expansion continues.
US global and domestic militarization continues.

In reality, only Iran has agreed to suspend activities until a "final agreement" satisfying the US can be reached.
Good luck with that.

However, any analysis of US policy must go beyond Obama or the post Cold War realities.
Is the US an expansionist state, driven by corporations and economics to secure markets, control resources, and monopolize finances?
Those who think not will instead always mistakenly regard US policy as one driven by flawed leadership of an intrinsically peaceful state.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:24 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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This is so transparent it is laughable! The US senate and house just got busy imposing severe sanctions on Iran at just the moment they agreed to open up their nuclear programs to ever more regulation, to more western inspectors, to more western cameras, to reduction in enrichment %, etc. etc. So, what happens. AIPAC runs to congress and issues their commands to congress to get busy and sink any agreement to reduce tensions. If any of you think AIPAC was not the power behind these acts of congress, then you should study up on the issues. When Israel wants something they call AIPAC, AIPAC goes to congressmen and tell them what to do. It is that simple. The most powerful lobby group in America is a foreign power, it is AIPAC.

Who benefits from more tensions and another American war in the Middle East. You must be joking! Everyone knows it is Israel. The last independent nation in the Middle East is Iran. They must be destroyed to cement Israel as the only viable nation and military power in the region. It is for this reason the western allied Al-Qaeda were turned lose on Syria. Why Libya was bombed and destroyed. Why Iran will, sooner or later, be bombed then invaded, then have a NATO puppet put in charge of a vast police state with the military acting as direct agents of the USA and Israel. Just like under Shah. It is a plan to destroy Iran and then install a new Shah. Very simple plan. Nothing will stop it.

If Iran does not surrender, they will be destoryed. The USA and Israel do not fuck around. This is where Russia and China come into the picture. It seems they have decided that NATO has expanded far enough into their regions. So expect Iran to get backing from them as the west closes the death trap on Iran.

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:12 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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 The implied exoneration of the US for being led astray by "Israel" is naive. Just because Zionist leaders concur with aggressive militaristic US policies does not mean they also control US policy.

Whatever influence they have is because US leaders are also in agreement with them, insofar as regional Zionist designs fit in with US global designs.

 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment W74
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WAKE UP!!!  WAKE UP NOW!!!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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Indeed, do wake up.

Blacks believe the problem stems from whites being in charge.

Women believe it is that men are in charge.

White males believe the problem is Jews in charge.

 

But, as experience demonstrates, it does not matter who is in charge of institutions and organizations with self-serving goals of unbridled greed and myopic materialism.

Replace all the CEO Jews with whites (or blacks or women) and the problems would be no less.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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soros donte quit

rokerfella old skank donte stop

rothschild family like goy to kill arab and destroy multi ethnic persia.

assets and resources for pennies on the dollar is all that is needed.

when you say hussein,gadaffi,chavez no you dead.

simple jewish saturnic equations is all.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Tony, Notice the complete silence of the US media about AIPAC's role in the Iranian talks? Why? Well, it isn't hard to know is it? If you own the media, you decide what is covered and waht isn't. CNN is what I call the Cable Neo-con Network. Or all Israel all the time. Funny how a minotry rules over us Americans like we were dogs. And like loyal dogs to our master, most Americans believe what the owned media tells them. Americas act like tame dogs before their masters.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Z_End
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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Voltaire

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Racer
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Typical of the US bullies

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Bullies. I beg to differ! I hear right on CNN that we are freedom fighters and spreaders of democracy and prosperity. Look at Libya, we liberated and now they are on the path to freedom, democracy and prosperity. Same for Syria. We have taken the hard road, the road that leads to liberation for the world's peoples.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:00 | Link to Comment czarangelus
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I find it impossible to believe our idiot leaders are stupid enough to attack Iran, and I hope I'm not wrong. Every day the anti-imperial forces (no saints themselves, but whatever) become stronger and America becomes weaker.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:19 | Link to Comment W74
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Just want to point out that as an avid "israel-firster" John Kerry is a traitor to America and the people of the United States.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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The number of US congressmen and military commandes who put Israel first is amazing. The advancement of greater Israel is what is really going on while all the time Israel screams they are being attacked. The Peace Process is also fake. Under the guise of Peace, Israel expands it taking of lands and speed. They will never stop, until, like Hezbollha did, someone kicks their asses. If not for Hezbollha, Israel would own Southern Lebanon and being building settlements and the US would be giving diplomatic cover to that theft in the UN. But it did not happen, because Hezbollah defeated two israeli armored columns and then defeated a major Israeli special forces infantry attack backed by all forms of air cover. Three major combat victories is why Southern Lebanon is not part of greater Israel.

It is hard when you meet other hard men in battle, as the IDF found out to it's cost. You can't win 'em all Israel.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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Funny how it all started when Iran agreed with Karzai (Afghanistan) about not signing a post 2014, '10 Year  Counterterroism (CT) 'Occupation by Proxy(?) Contract for Life Extensions???' ,with the USSA!

Please, someone realize that Iran hates 'al Qaeda' and the Taliban from Pakistan that harbor/ supports, and gives refuge to them, Period!!! There are ~580 miles of border that Iran and Afghanistan have in common. Yes! Iran supports Hezbollah! WTF, if it wasn't for Hezbollah in Syria the country would have been by now completely controlled by jihadist... the USSA backed al Qaeda? Isn't that nice?

Israel says to American Congress and to FRB'System that we own you, 'America"! Ficsher a Dual-Citizen of Israel should be enough proof to satify ones curiousity, becoming(?) vice-chair of FRB'System?!? Kerry's always in Israel licking bibi's ass while pretending to talk about the 'Gaza Death Camps'?... all the while ploying to destroy Iran, knowing (Kerry)he has the blessing of Saudi Arabian Petro dollars also with AIPAC influence greater than the 'State-of-the-Union-Address' in attendance by our 'Jews come first before american citizen's congress!!!

fed up?  

i am,.... 

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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Well, the plan to replace the US's out of control Saudi middle east juggernaut with Iran failed...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment martens50
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And we were only OH away from this greater fool becoming president...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Pullmyfinger
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In perusing the comments, I obtained the clear impression that 99 percent of those here didn't actually read the article.

"The blacklisting of a dozen additional foreign firms and individuals for evading US sanctions was widely seen as a way to head off moves in Congress to impose additional sanctions that would be in clear breach of the Geneva agreement."

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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 In perusing your comment, I obtained the impression that you did not actually read my earlier comment with the Brookings Institute quote.

"widely seen" (by the MSM)

"clear breach" (as contrasted with a predicable plausibly-deniable breach)

The attempt to portray Obama as a dove beleagured by hawks

flies in the face of everything else he has done and is doing, as well as runs against the over arching goals of the ruling establishment.

 

 

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