US Sanctions Killing Innocent Iranians...Just 'Collateral Damage'? Video (10 second intro) - Thursday August 15, 2019 - Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams Written by Daniel McAdams - The US government claim that US sanctions do not affect medicines and humanitarian assistance to Iran is a bold-faced lie. They make the manufacture of medicines in Iran nearly impossible and they make the cost of medicines beyond the reach of Iranians by disrupting the supply chain of raw materials. US sanctions policy kills innocents under the guise of being "humanitarian." Watch today's Liberty Report. http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/august/15/punishing-the-world-with-sanctions/
Trump Signs Executive Order Imposing NEW Sanctions On Iran!
June 24, 2019 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com President Trump on Iran Sanctions President Trump signed executive orders mandating new economic sanctions on Iran and its supreme leader. This came just days after Iran shot down a U.S. drone off the coast of the Middle East nation, escalating tensions between the two countries. The president also said he was willing to enter into discussions with Iran to deescalate the situation.
Steve Mnuchin Press Conference On Briefing Congress On Easing Sanctions 1/10/19
Steve Mnuchin Press Conference On Briefing Congress On Easing Sanctions 1/10/19. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska will face “real and swift consequences” if they fail to comply with commitments made in order to have sanctions lifted. Mnuchin is due to meet with House Democrats on Capitol Hill Thursday for a classified briefing on Treasury’s decision last month to drop sanctions on Rusal, the world’s second-largest aluminum producer. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on the oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Democrats asked Mnuchin to brief the House about the U.S. agreement to lift sanctions on three companies that Deripaska has owned or controlled. In a statement released ahead of the briefing Thursday, Mnuchin reiterated that Deripaska and his companies will remain under sanctions.
After the 2014 CIA sponsored coup in Ukraine and the installation of the American puppets, the regions of Donbass, Luhansk and Crimea wanted nothing to do with the illegitimate regime in Kiev. Peter Von Berg traveled from NYC to the Donbass region to see for himself what was happening. Donetsk President Zakharchenko was interviewed in this video and died in an explosion on August 31, 2018.
Weekly Update --- Neocons Demand Crushing Sanctions on Russia Video - Wednesday August 8, 2018 - Ron Paul McCain and Graham are back on the warpath. By Ron Paul - You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war. Last week, for example, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-NC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and others joined up to introduce what Senator Graham called “the sanctions bill from hell,” aimed at applying “crushing” sanctions on Russia.
Senator Graham bragged that the bill would include “everything but the kitchen sink” in its attempt to ratchet up tensions with Russia.
Sen Cory Gardner (R-CO) bragged that the new sanctions bill “includes my language requiring the State Department to determine whether Russia merits the designation of a State Sponsor of Terror.”
Does he even know what the word “terrorism” means?
Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD) warns that the bill must be passed to strengthen our resolve against “Vladimir Putin’s pattern of corroding democratic institutions and values around the world, a direct and growing threat to US national security.”
What has Russia done that warrants “kitchen sink” sanctions that will “crush” the country and possibly designate it as a sponsor of terrorism? Sen. Menendez tells us: “The Kremlin continues to attack our democracy, support a war criminal in Syria, and violate Ukraine’s sovereignty.”
There is a big problem with these accusations on Russia: they’re based on outright lies and unproven accusations that continue to get more bizarre with each re-telling. How strange that when US Senators like Menendez demand that we stand by our NATO allies even if it means war, they attack Russia for doing the same in Syria. Is the Syrian president a “war criminal,” as he claims? We do know that his army is finally, with Russian and Iranian help, about to defeat ISIS and al-Qaeda, which with US backing for seven years have turned Syria into a smoking ruin. Does Menendez and his allies prefer ISIS in charge of Syria?
And how hypocritical for Menendez to talk about Russia violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. The unrest in Ukraine was started by the 2014 US-backed coup against an elected leader. We have that all on tape!
How is Russia “attacking our democracy”? We’re still waiting for any real evidence that Russia was involved in our 2016 elections and intends to become involved in our 2018 elections. But that doesn’t stop the propagandists, who claim with no proof that Russia was behind the election of Donald Trump.
These Senators claim that sanctions will bring the Russians to heel, but they are wrong. Sanctions are good at two things only: destroying the lives of innocent civilians and leading to war.
As I mentioned in an episode of my Liberty Report last week, even our own history shows that sanctions do lead to war and should not be taken lightly. In the run-up to US involvement in the War of 1812, the US was doing business with both France and the UK, which were at war with each other. When the UK decided that the US was favoring France in its commerce, it imposed sanctions on the US. What did Washington do in response? Declared war. Hence the War of 1812, which most Americans remember as that time when the British burned down the White House.
Recent polls show that the majority of Americans approve of President Trump’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among Republicans, a vast majority support the meeting. Perhaps a good defeat in November will wake these neocon warmongers up. Let’s hope so!
Donald Trump reinstated sanctions on USD banking transactions, metals, and car manufacturing out of Iran in an attempt to crush their economy. This will not work because there are multiple super powers that are ready to support Iran, including China who continues to buy Iranian Oil. Donald Trump is playing trade chicken with the Chinese and they don't appear to be backing down. Will Trump start World War 3?