Monday saw the unveiling of yet another futile, impotent and irrelevant embargo, sanction or restriction on the Islamic Republic. This farcical ritual has become so commonplace that no one even musters a yawn anymore when some State Department blowhard pompously proclaims this or that denying to Iran of something the West thinks is a big deal. The fact is, nothing has worked. Neither the levers of finance or the rattling of swords will deny Iran their right to protect themselves from the capitalist-Zionists. One would think that the Wonder-landers would run out of things to attempt to coerce Iran with, yet every week comes some new and improved sanction to follow the hundreds of worthless sanctions that over 32 years have done nothing but embolden, anger and reinforce Iran's defiance.
The definition of insanity seems operative here, and the Looney Americans, Brits and NATO stooges will continue to whittle down their list of things left to embargo on Iran until all they'll have left is pistachio nuts (somehow very apropos). Maybe Washington will pepper Tehran with the shelled nuts, because that's as close as a bankrupt Pentagon will come to warring with the Persian state. What these white idiots don't realize is that these very acts of punitive futility enrich the ascendant East by allowing Asians to profit from supplying the Iranians with all those "embargoed" items, thus allowing Tehran to continue its nuclear program with nary a worry. They accept Iranian oil in payment without a concern over the easily evaded "restrictions" imposed on companies that trade with Iran. (Though don't doubt for a second that Western companies and politicians aren't profiting mightily also.)
All this means that the West can do nothing but grind their teeth in frustration that all the elements that have allowed them to subjugate the brown people of the planet for 500 years is now useless. They have been broken on the wheel of belligerent war, reckless finance and social injustice, and their so-called role models of democracy, capitalism and technology have been shown to be impotent portends of decline, decay and death....HC ; LOL
Russia is deploying warships at its base in Syria. The battle group includes aircraft carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov. The deployment is being projected as pre-planned and having no relation to the current tensions in Syria, but it follows the US move to station the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group with support vessels off Syria. Speculation is mounting about a western ‘humanitarian intervention’ in Syria.