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  •  Well, we've had sanctions for so long... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...without having a war that the idea of sanctions as warmongering isn't very firmly established outside of certain progressive circles.  

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 09:54:39 AM PST

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    •  What abut more sanctions in the midst (5+ / 0-)

      of a nuke deal? That's about the dumbest stunt I've ever seen our of our Senate Dems, and I've seen a lot of dumb stunts.

      "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

      by Crider on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:13:01 AM PST

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      •  It isn't actually more sanctions... (1+ / 0-)
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        ..if a nuke deal is made.  Under the bill, the sanctions only kick in if a deal is not made or Iran violates agreements it make in the negotiating process, and the bill expressly gives an 180 day window for negotiations.

        SEC. 2. (a)(4) the imposition of sanctions under this Act, including sanctions on exports of petroleum from Iran, is triggered by violations by Iran of any interim or final agreement regarding its nuclear program, failure to reach a final agreement in a discernible time frame, or the breach of other conditions described in section 301;

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        SEC. 301. SUSPENSION OF SANCTIONS TO FACILITATE A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION.

            (a) Suspension of New Sanctions.--
                    (1) In general.--The President may suspend the application of sanctions imposed under this Act or amendments made by this Act for a 180-day period beginning on the earlier of the date of the enactment of this Act or the date on which the President submits a notification described in paragraph (5) to the appropriate congressional committees, if the President makes the certification described in paragraph (2) to the appropriate congressional committees every 30 days during that period.

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    •  Bibi's pronouncements say otherwise (0+ / 0-)

      He and his cohorts are furious about this deal.

      It always seems impossible until its done. -Nelson Mandela

      by chuckvw on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:45:55 AM PST

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