Here is yet another demonstrable President Barack Hussein Obama lie; this time, it may have international consequences. Do you remember that, back in December, 2011, Obama signed stricter sanctions against Iran, to be enforced under an order he signed in February, 2012. Obama said the tougher sanctions were warranted “particularly in light of the deceptive practices of the Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian banks.” Obama tried to get Iran to abandon its nuclear program. But Iran insists that its nuclear program is peaceful, saying that its goal in developing a nuclear program is to generate electricity without dipping into the oil supply it prefers to sell abroad, and to provide fuel for medical reactors. If you believe Iran’s statement, then I own a bridge in NYC in which you may be interested.
Here it is, March, 2012, and Obama has lied, uh, reversed himself again. The Obama administration on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, exempted Japan and ten European nations from sanctions intended to punish those who continued to purchase oil from Iran. The sanctions put the Obama administration in the difficult position of punishing some of the US’ closest allies. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton exercised a provision in the law that exempted any country that significantly reduced the supply of oil from Iran, but did not specifically define “significant reductions,” nor what would qualify for an exemption, giving the administration significant room to further lie, er, I mean, maneuver.
Besides Japan, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Britain received sanction exemptions. Additionally, China, India, and South Korea get more than 60 percent of their oil from Iran. It is not clear whether they too will receive exemptions from sanctions.
Britain is among the countries that will be allowed (by the sanction exemption) to continue to do business with Iran, despite the claimed Obama/Hillary “get tough” sanctions on Iran. This is astounding in view of the fact that it was the British who initiated the new “get tough on Iran” policies recently. The British announced they would cut off all financial ties with Iranian banks to stem the flow of funds for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Britain’s new restrictions included an order that its financial institutions cease doing business with all Iranian banks, including Iran’s Central Bank
Once again, we see that Obama announced to the world new get tough sanctions against Iran to deter their efforts to secure nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Yet Obama has given exemptions that will allow the British (and other countries) to continue to put money into Iranian banks, thus allowing Iran to continue its stated desire to wipe Israel off the map with nuclear bombs.
So is the latest sanction exemption a reversal of policy or another demonstrable lie? Either way, it is a major ambarrassment for the joke that is Obama.
But that’s just my opinion.