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(NewsMax)   Iran bank accounts in the US frozen, basically putting them at a zero balance. Those overdraft fees are gonna be murder   (newsmax.com) divider line 51
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2012-02-06 04:41:32 PM
/from orbit
 
2012-02-06 04:42:56 PM
Oh great... now we're gonna have to fight Iranian pirates, too.
 
2012-02-06 04:43:35 PM
Bomb the fark out of them and be done with it.
 
2012-02-06 04:44:03 PM

special20: Oh great... now we're gonna have to fight Iranian pirates, too.


Really BROKE Iranian pirates, at that.
 
2012-02-06 04:44:31 PM
We already have to fight Iranian pirates. Maybe now we'll be able to stop them.
 
2012-02-06 04:45:05 PM
If Iran the zoo.....
 
2012-02-06 04:45:29 PM
I'm a little confused...didn't the article say they say that only humanitarian type accounts were allowed?

FTFA :

Longstanding U.S. regulations already prohibited American citizens or entities from virtually all direct and indirect transactions involving Iran or the government of Iran, aside from those exempted under general licenses for transactions involving food, medicine, remittances and humanitarian relief.



Am I missing something? Are we freezing these accounts, too? Or are these the only accounts to freeze? Goddammit, I seriously hate articles that are so sparse on details!

/maybe it's just me
 
2012-02-06 04:49:11 PM
Random comment about any dog backed into a corner will bite
 
2012-02-06 04:49:25 PM
The Bank of Ur was giving me a really great interest rate.
 
2012-02-06 04:49:32 PM
Why, oh why did I put all of money into my local Iranian Government Bank accounts? What was I thinking?
 
2012-02-06 04:50:10 PM
The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.
 
2012-02-06 04:50:20 PM
Well, there goes any chance of them earning that toaster...
 
2012-02-06 04:51:08 PM
Why would they even have accounts in the US? Aren't they The Great Satan?
 
2012-02-06 04:53:22 PM
So that's why they're training ninjas:

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-06 04:54:25 PM

randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.


Love him or hate him, a US offensive against Iran beats Israel throwing 40+ nukes at Iran.
 
2012-02-06 04:55:23 PM

9beers: Bomb the fark out of them and be done with it.


Personally I think Obama needs to fire up the particle cannon and write rude messages into the Iranian countryside. At least if I were President work would begin on such a death ray, if only for pure international pranking purposes.
 
2012-02-06 04:57:14 PM
Haven't these accounts been frozen for decades now? I remember hearing about something very similar in the early 90s.
 
2012-02-06 04:58:07 PM
People really do seem incapable of learning much from our last few adventures in the middle east.
 
2012-02-06 04:58:46 PM
Is this a repeat from 1979? Economic sanctions worked out so well then too. If it weren't for George Bush going over there to persuade the Iranians to hold the hostages until after the 1980 election, they might have gone broke or sumthin.
 
2012-02-06 04:58:49 PM

randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.


Have you even been paying attention? If we *wanted* war with Iran we've already been given casus belli several times over.
 
2012-02-06 04:59:17 PM

Smeggy Smurf: randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.

Love him or hate him, a US offensive against Iran beats Israel throwing 40+ nukes at Iran.


That would quickly become WW3 and there would be no winners.
 
2012-02-06 04:59:39 PM

DeadGeek: So that's why they're training ninjas:

Link (new window)


They still have a long way to go...

img188.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-06 05:06:14 PM

clevershark: Haven't these accounts been frozen for decades now? I remember hearing about something very similar in the early 90s.


maybe they are now double secret frozen
 
2012-02-06 05:06:21 PM
Newsmax? Seriously, admins?
 
2012-02-06 05:11:10 PM
Wasn't this part of the plan from the UN sanctions agreement ?
 
2012-02-06 05:20:39 PM

groppet: maybe they are now double secret frozen


This way they'll get stuck at the ATM not being able to withdraw any funds, and they'll feel the contemptuous looks of the other people in line as they do the walk of shame... how diabolical! mwahahahaha!
 
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2012-02-06 05:22:13 PM

randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.


ah, summertime invasions. the poppy fields are blooming, oil is gushing, life is good.
 
2012-02-06 05:23:47 PM
War with Iran.

Expect the price of oil to go above $200 / barrel within the first hour of announcement of conflict.
 
2012-02-06 05:25:54 PM

SithLord: War with Iran.

Expect the price of oil to go above $200 / barrel within the first hour of announcement of conflict.


"But they only produce 5% of global supply HURRR DURR DERP HERR HURR"
 
2012-02-06 05:26:23 PM

clevershark: Haven't these accounts been frozen for decades now? I remember hearing about something very similar in the early 90s.


The Iranians have still had access to the network (SWIFT) banks use to move money around, which they shouldn't have had access to because of various US, EU and UN laws and resolutions. But for some reason a loophole existed where they could use it.
 
2012-02-06 05:51:12 PM

dv-ous: Why would they even have accounts in the US? Aren't they The Great Satan?


I was wondering about this.

You'd think they'd know not to keep any money at all in US jurisdiction, it's just begging for something like this to happen one day.
 
2012-02-06 05:59:17 PM

Smeggy Smurf: randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.

Love him or hate him, a US offensive against Iran beats Israel throwing 40+ nukes at Iran.


Uhm no. A US invasion will mean more American deaths. Israel blowing them up will mean that is Israels problem and not ours including all the fallout involved. Why are you so eager to get our freshly returned Armed service personell killed?
 
DVD
2012-02-06 06:05:21 PM

IXI Jim IXI: DeadGeek: So that's why they're training ninjas:

Link (new window)

They still have a long way to go...

[img188.imageshack.us image 590x442]


With the executions of so many of the green revolutionaires, I can't help but wonder if she's still with us today.
 
2012-02-06 06:25:52 PM
www.capablesoftware.com.au
 
2012-02-06 06:46:40 PM

Wolfling: [www.capablesoftware.com.au image 640x480]



no facepalm worthy enough for that
 
2012-02-06 07:09:48 PM

Wolfling: [www.capablesoftware.com.au image 640x480]


Please, you missed Niger.
 
2012-02-06 07:11:52 PM

Leader O'Cola: SithLord: War with Iran.

Expect the price of oil to go above $200 / barrel within the first hour of announcement of conflict.

"But they only produce 5% of global supply HURRR DURR DERP HERR HURR"


If The Market™ was actually "rational" in the conventional sense, that's all the effect it would have.

/"And if a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his ass a-hoppin'"
//I sure wish I was rich enough to be an oil speculator...
 
2012-02-06 07:19:12 PM
Ahmadinejad wants the threat of war lingering over the heads of Iranians. A lot of Iranians oppose the Islamic Republic and want change, but these Iranians are still nationalist and will put up with Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs if they believe their country is under attack. Remember, Iran is not like Iraq, a hastily-assembled country carved out of the Ottoman Empire. Iran has been a country since the 7th century BC, and continuously since 1501.

The reality of the current situation is that the Iranian government is weakening, and Ahmadinejad's position is especially weak. He wants to curb the power of the Ayatollahs, but he has been unsuccessful so far. The threat of war could strengthen his position politically. Without such a threat, the Green movement could become uncontrollable, and the Ayatollahs could step in and make him a mere puppet.
 
2012-02-06 07:55:39 PM

orclover: Smeggy Smurf: randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.

Love him or hate him, a US offensive against Iran beats Israel throwing 40+ nukes at Iran.

Uhm no. A US invasion will mean more American deaths. Israel blowing them up will mean that is Israels problem and not ours including all the fallout involved. Why are you so eager to get our freshly returned Armed service personell killed?


Because we can put 600+ pounds of Oxtol up DinnerJacket's left nostril and have less fallout than 40 dirty nukes going off.

/still want the Rods From God weapon system built
 
2012-02-06 07:56:30 PM

Smeggy Smurf: randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.

Love him or hate him, a US offensive against Iran beats Israel throwing 40+ nukes at Iran.


How old are you, 12?
 
2012-02-06 08:04:30 PM
So, perhaps keeping their money in the US wasn't the most prescient move on Iran's part?
 
2012-02-06 09:44:24 PM

Smeggy Smurf: orclover: Smeggy Smurf: randomizetimer: The drums of war continue to beat as Mr. Obama plans a summertime invasion of Iran.

Love him or hate him, a US offensive against Iran beats Israel throwing 40+ nukes at Iran.

Uhm no. A US invasion will mean more American deaths. Israel blowing them up will mean that is Israels problem and not ours including all the fallout involved. Why are you so eager to get our freshly returned Armed service personell killed?

Because we can put 600+ pounds of Oxtol up DinnerJacket's left nostril and have less fallout than 40 dirty nukes going off.

/still want the Rods From God weapon system built


Ahmadindinjihad actually isnt in control, he's kinda like their version of a foriegn PR guy. Obviously not PR for us so much as the muslim world. You kill him, and they just get some other PR guy to do the schtick, and nothing really changes. The Ayatolla's call the shots, sure theres a couple really influential ones but theres actually a whole damn spread out collection clerics who actually throw their collective weight around. Kill a couple and a few of the other loudmouths use that as leverage to whip up the country, a country that is mostly behind them (think all republican citizens behind a GOP congress).

Gonna need more than a few S.E.A.L teams to wipe em all out. And not all of those operations will go down smooth. Welcome to Iraq part 2, and this time we KNOW they have dirty bombs in the very least.

Israel wont nuke them, we wouldnt ever let it happen (gas would = $15 a gallon). We would put a stop order to all their checks that day and not pay again until we switched over to cold fusion in 50 years. The israelies will just jdam the hell outa some worthless reactor while the iranians are busy building another one.
 
2012-02-06 10:26:49 PM
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2012-02-06 11:07:19 PM
This is retarded. A war with Iran will get us jack shiat. Just like the (illegal) war against Iraq. We're entering farking WARS here over the ideals of legislators who have an average age of 65. These motherfarkers are still living in the cold war. Guess what? This isn't our war. This isn't my war. I'm not asking for war with Iran. I don't want to be afraid that my family will suffer a retaliatory nuclear, biological, or chemical attack, from Iran or any sympathetic nation that's just tired of just blowing the hell out of any nation we feel like picking on.

As an American citizen, this shiat does NOT represent my interests. Back the fark off. If this about oil, then fark, I'm willing to garage my Jaguar and farking pedal my bicycle to work twelve miles a day. The cost of human life isn't worth this.

The cost of human life is NEVER worth this. The bastards in charge use words like 'acceptable losses' to describe the scores of rotting corpses which characterize any conflict. A conflict which is ultimately meaningless.

Ask yourself this -

1) is the current situation with Iran worth going to war over?
2) if so, would YOU sacrifice YOUR LIFE for this cause?
3) I didn't farking think so, so don't demand that any other poor bastard dies in your stead.
 
2012-02-06 11:13:43 PM

Samwise Gamgee: This is retarded. A war with Iran will get us jack shiat. Just like the (illegal) war against Iraq. We're entering farking WARS here over the ideals of legislators who have an average age of 65. These motherfarkers are still living in the cold war. Guess what? This isn't our war. This isn't my war. I'm not asking for war with Iran. I don't want to be afraid that my family will suffer a retaliatory nuclear, biological, or chemical attack, from Iran or any sympathetic nation that's just tired of just blowing the hell out of any nation we feel like picking on.

As an American citizen, this shiat does NOT represent my interests. Back the fark off. If this about oil, then fark, I'm willing to garage my Jaguar and farking pedal my bicycle to work twelve miles a day. The cost of human life isn't worth this.

The cost of human life is NEVER worth this. The bastards in charge use words like 'acceptable losses' to describe the scores of rotting corpses which characterize any conflict. A conflict which is ultimately meaningless.

Ask yourself this -

1) is the current situation with Iran worth going to war over?
2) if so, would YOU sacrifice YOUR LIFE for this cause?
3) I didn't farking think so, so don't demand that any other poor bastard dies in your stead.


So you are perfectly fine with Iran having nuclear weapons? A country that HATES the USA and really, really hates Israel. A country, that I'd be willing to bet, would use them if threatened enough.
 
2012-02-06 11:48:11 PM

MicroE: Samwise Gamgee: This is retarded. A war with Iran will get us jack shiat. Just like the (illegal) war against Iraq. We're entering farking WARS here over the ideals of legislators who have an average age of 65. These motherfarkers are still living in the cold war. Guess what? This isn't our war. This isn't my war. I'm not asking for war with Iran. I don't want to be afraid that my family will suffer a retaliatory nuclear, biological, or chemical attack, from Iran or any sympathetic nation that's just tired of just blowing the hell out of any nation we feel like picking on.

As an American citizen, this shiat does NOT represent my interests. Back the fark off. If this about oil, then fark, I'm willing to garage my Jaguar and farking pedal my bicycle to work twelve miles a day. The cost of human life isn't worth this.

The cost of human life is NEVER worth this. The bastards in charge use words like 'acceptable losses' to describe the scores of rotting corpses which characterize any conflict. A conflict which is ultimately meaningless.

Ask yourself this -

1) is the current situation with Iran worth going to war over?
2) if so, would YOU sacrifice YOUR LIFE for this cause?
3) I didn't farking think so, so don't demand that any other poor bastard dies in your stead.

So you are perfectly fine with Iran having nuclear weapons? A country that HATES the USA and really, really hates Israel. A country, that I'd be willing to bet, would use them if threatened enough.


It's mental masturbation. Who else had nukes? The USSR. China. Pakistan. India. North farking Korea, which is quite possible the Most Unstable/Craziest of Empires. Oh wait, there's farking Israel, which not only holds a nuclear arsenal, but is taking its allowance from its generous, naive uncle, the USA, and using it to fund false flag operations (which are engineered to blame the US) and execute civilians via terroristic means (like blowing up their cars while they commute to work).

You'll say, 'well, that guy he killed may have been a scientist, but he was working on weaponizing nuclear shiat!'

Doesn't matter. Still a farking civilian and that shiat is OFF-FARKING-LIMITS until war is declared.

Oh, and, you brought up the topic that Iran may hate the US. Let's address that. Does Iran really hate the US? If they do, could it possibly be because of some sort of interaction with the US that took place in the past? Dare I delve into history and bring up those obvious skeletons? This sort of thing is just gonna end up in a Ronald Reagan/Iran-Contra debate, and nobody wants that.
 
2012-02-07 01:30:56 AM
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//hot like a boot in the ass
 
2012-02-07 03:26:11 AM
Appears we're hoping to provoke Iran into lashing-out into one act of war against our hundreds of provocations. So far, Iran hasn't been as impulsive as Japan was in 1941 (from our blockades and so on during that period).
 
2012-02-07 08:23:12 AM

Samwise Gamgee: MicroE: Samwise Gamgee: It's mental masturbation. Who else had nukes? The USSR. China. Pakistan. India. North farking Korea, which is quite possible the Most Unstable/Craziest of Empires. Oh wait, there's farking Israel, which not only holds a nuclear arsenal, but is taking its allowance from its generous, naive uncle, the USA, and using it to fund false flag operations (which are engineered to blame the US) and execute civilians via terroristic means (like blowing up their cars while they commute to work).

You'll say, 'well, that guy he killed may have been a scientist, but he was working on weaponizing nuclear shiat!'

Doesn't matter. Still a farking civilian and that shiat is OFF-FARKING-LIMITS until war is declared.

Oh, and, you brought up the topic that Iran may hate the US. Let's address that. Does Iran really hate the US? If they do, could it possibly be because of some sort of interaction with the US that took place in the past? Dare I delve into history and bring up those obvious skeletons? This sort of thing is just gonna end up in a Ronald Reagan/Iran-Contra debate, and nobody wants that.



You act like since some retarded countries have nukes it's OK to let even more retarded countries have nukes. Nuclear proliferation will be the end of the world if it keeps getting this bad. Yes, I am perfectly OK with the USA having fewer nukes. I think I'd rather have the USA cease to exist than the world.

Does it matter why Iran hates us? The fact is that they do. We have fundamental differences between our countries and culture. No doubt there is A LOT more reason for them to hate us than that, but I don't see what we can do to appease them other than give them Israel on a silver platter.

I'm open to suggestions on how to handle them. Should we send them a letter saying: "We'd like to be friends now. We think you're cool. But, we still don't want you to have nukes, because the world doesn't need more nukes. K? Bye! Love you lots!"
 
2012-02-07 08:44:07 AM

krackpipe: Appears we're hoping to provoke Iran into lashing-out into one act of war against our hundreds of provocations. So far, Iran hasn't been as impulsive as Japan was in 1941 (from our blockades and so on during that period).


Japan deserved the embargo (not a blockade) because it was doing some farked-up shiat in China. Iran is not quite as bad as Japan was, primarily because it keeps its shiat inside its borders.

Both the Iranian and US governments benefit from increased tensions. War would be another catastrophe for both countries.
 
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