Saturday, August 26, 2006

Going It Alone

Blah, blah, blah. They've painted themselves into another corner, and they don't know what else do. LATimes (08.26.06):
"With increasing signs that several fellow Security Council members may stall a United States push to penalize Iran for its nuclear enrichment program, Bush administration officials have indicated that they are prepared to form an independent coalition to freeze Iranian assets and restrict trade." U.S. May Curb Iran
"The strategy, analysts say, reflects not only long-standing U.S. frustration with the Security Council's inaction on Iran, but also the current weakness of Washington's position because of its controversial role in a series of conflicts in the Middle East, most recently in Lebanon." "Under U.S. terrorism laws, Washington could ramp up its own sanctions, including financial constraints on Tehran and interception of missile and nuclear materials en route to Iran, [U.S. Ambassador John R.] Bolton said, and the U.S. is encouraging other countries to follow suit. 'You don't need Security Council authority to impose sanctions, just as we have," he said.'" Like Iran won't be able to circumvent any of this. The deck is stacked. Even though they don't have a clue as to what's really going on, the boys are bound and determined to fix the intelligence and the facts around the policy. Oh my. That sounds familiar, doesn't it.


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