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U.S. restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

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MIGA.

The president is doing his job.

Trump 2020 is a done deal.

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I just love this President!

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Better hope the UK, France, Russia and China manage to work something out, or Iran will race straight to having nuclear weapons.

Thanks USA, you done screwing up again.

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@burningbus MIGA.The president is doing his job.

Make Iran great again? The US president, contrary to what he said at the UN, is pushing to destroy Iran, trying to get a regime change, hoping to basketcase-ite Iran like his fellow Republican president Bush did to Iraq, like Obama along with several European leaders did to Libya. The intent appears to be ensuring Trump's friends in big oil and gas, and especially the Al Sauds, maintain their control in MENA.

It will be interesting to watch how Russia, partners with Iran in a global oil and gas cabal, reacts.

Trump and the hawks in his administration are trying to further destabilize MENA. Once again the primary beneficiaries will be big oil and gas industries, plus their partners big war industries.

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Republicans doing what its their DNA - starting wars in the Middle East - resulting in more American military and civilian deaths. They can't even finish Iraq and Afghanistan before starting another one with Iran.

Throw these ultra right wing nuts out on Nov 6 - tell them we won't stand for any more wars of choice...

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Make Iran great again? The US president, contrary to what he said at the UN, is pushing to destroy Iran, trying to get a regime change,

Yup, seems like the plan.

hoping to basketcase-ite Iran like his fellow Republican president Bush did to Iraq, like Obama along with several European leaders did to Libya. The intent appears to be ensuring Trump's friends in big oil and gas, and especially the Al Sauds, maintain their control in MENA. 

No, more like to slowly wean us off Mideast oil.

It will be interesting to watch how Russia, partners with Iran in a global oil and gas cabal, reacts. 

As if that matters.

Trump and the hawks in his administration are trying to further destabilize MENA. Once again the primary beneficiaries will be big oil and gas industries, plus their partners big war industries.

With sneaky Russia and a looming military threat from China and an uncertain NK, yeah, I want a strong beefed up modernized military, helps me sleep better at night.

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Should be a pretty big windfall for China and Russia. Politically, it's a huge win for the hardliners in Iran who told the moderates not to trust the US.

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Burning BushToday  06:56 am JST

MIGA.

The president is doing his job.

Trump 2020 is a done deal.

Doing his job? What about all the other issues that you disagree with him "just doing his job"? Russia, Syria and so on?

This is more about Iran backing its currency with gold and moving away from the petrol dollar. Now, Russia, China, India and even Japan are dumping their investments in the US dept because of sanctions and tariffs that indirectly or directly effect them. It also is looking like these new alliances actions are anticipating the collapse of the petrol dollar.

Only time will tell but many things aren't looking to good for America's future.

Only doing his job, lol.

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@burning bush The president is doing his job....Oh what you mean like he ran his businesses into the ground....give it another year and you will see the full effects of his presidency its going to be huge...

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They can't even finish Iraq and Afghanistan before starting another one with Iran.

Throw these ultra right wing nuts out on Nov 6 - tell them we won't stand for any more wars of choice...

Those damn Neoconservatives! Thank God for Trump.

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There are loopholes and Japan is one of them.

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U.S. restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal - Headline

Expect Iran to be on the negotiating table in less than 6 months and a new deal within a year with nothing less than stricter rules and full inspection of nuke facilities, and the denouncement of support for fundamental Islamic terrorists.

We all want lasting peace.

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Winter has been here for two long years. Let's thaw things up a bit on Nov. 6.

So I looked at that tweet and just stared at it for awhile. My brain simply didn't know where to put this new piece of information. Here is the President of the United States, on his official Twitter feed that cannot block anyone because it is considered the mouthpiece of the Presidency, announcing sanctions against a sovereign country via a Game of Thrones meme. I mean...I just can't even anymore. If that's not jumping a shark I just don't know what is.

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MIGA.

The president is doing his job.

Trump 2020 is a done deal.

It seems many did not realize (or pretended not to) that the I in MIGA stands for Israel. That is where he got much of his campaign cash (meddling?).

But I am not sure 2020 is a done deal; he let Assad win. He seems to hate Al-quaeda more than he loves Israel.

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@rawbeer  I in MIGA stands for Israel

I'd never heard that before. Do you know if it's another slogan started by Bannon's Breitbart-ers, infowars, or perhaps the Internet Research Agency?

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They can't even finish Iraq and Afghanistan before starting another one with Iran.

Throw these ultra right wing nuts out on Nov 6 - tell them we won't stand for any more wars of choice...

Those damn Neoconservatives! Thank God for Trump.

Uh, newsflash for you - neoconservative = John Bolton = Trump's National Security Advisor = Trump the neoconservative = more wars in the Middle East...

Vote these ultra right wing neoconservatives nuts out of office on Nov 6...

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Iran will race straight to having nuclear weapons.

Gee... What do you think they were trying to do with Obamas deal? Typical democrat thinking, that they were using nuclear materials just for energy!

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The world's #1 supporter of terrorism. There is no defense for Iran's irresponsible policies. You are with them or against them. I'll take the against..

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Vote these ultra right wing neoconservatives nuts out of office on Nov 6...

what is the Dem platform for winning election? More illegal aliens, less jobs and higher taxes? Good luck with that...

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Those damn Neoconservatives! Thank God for Trump.

You were a big fan of Bush 2. You claimed there are non-partisan historians, who like you, said his administration was a success.

Have you done yet another 180?

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...or Iran will race straight to having nuclear weapons...

Except, Iran is less a fan of nuclear weapons than the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

...it's a huge win for the hardliners in Iran

Are you talking about the socially liberal, or the socially conservative 'hardliners'? The economically liberal, or the economically conservative 'hardliners'? The adventurous or the isolationist 'hardliners'?

Because, like those opposed to the American base in Okinawa, those opposed to the American rule of Iran come from across the political and social and economic spectrum.

And those expecting the Iranian government to come begging for a deal should take a minute to study the 'Imposed War' (As Iranians call the Iraq attack on Iran) and Iranian public opinion polls. And global economic data.

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The world's #1 supporter of terrorism. There is no defense for Iran's irresponsible policies. You are with them or against them. I'll take the against..

Iran doesn't have nuclear weapons aimed at the US, Russia does...

Iran didn't interfere in our election in 2016, Russia did...

Iran doesn't send nuclear armed bombers and submarines off our coasts, Russia does

Iran is supporting Assad in Syria, just like Russia...

Iran and Russia are threats, but Russia is a much larger and dangerous one - but this President is nothing more than Putin's Poodle...

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Iran doesn't have nuclear weapons aimed at the US, Russia does...

And as long as Trump is President with the squeeze he’s putting on the regime, they won’t.

Iran didn't interfere in our election in 2016, Russia did...

But they were responsible for many of our soldiers dying In Iraq and Syria.

Iran is supporting Assad in Syria, just like Russia..

What?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/12/iran-reiterates-support-for-syria-in-face-of-foreign-aggression

 Iran and Russia are threats, but Russia is a much larger and dangerous one

In the short term, you are right, but if we allow Iran to continue on the path they are on now, they will exceed Russia on every military level.

but this President is nothing more than Putin's Poodle.

And the Democrats are in Iran’s pockets, so what do we do?

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And as long as Trump is President with the squeeze he’s putting on the regime, they won’t.

Really, he just nullified a treaty that capped their nuclear development - now there are no limits on their ability to go nuclear - with his amateur-hour foreign policy, he's just made the situation much more dangerous.

Iran didn't interfere in our election in 2016, Russia did...

But they were responsible for many of our soldiers dying In Iraq and Syria.

Not many, but the explosively formed penetrators they provided did increase increase the casualties.

Iran is supporting Assad in Syria, just like Russia..

What?

Come on, you know that's true...

https://www.voanews.com/a/russian-support-gave-assad-half-of-syria-study-says/4394613.html

 Iran and Russia are threats, but Russia is a much larger and dangerous one

In the short term, you are right, but if we allow Iran to continue on the path they are on now, they will exceed Russia on every military level.

I don't know where you get your military assessments, but you're severely misinformed if you think Iran will ever possess the military capability of Russia. Russia has more nuclear weapons than any other country on earth, the have ICBMs, SLBMs, and now that Trump pulled out of the INF Treaty, will have more capable IRBMs, they have militarized space, they possess formidable offensive cyber capabilities (as we saw during the election, and still today). Iran will never have these capabilities.

but this President is nothing more than Putin's Poodle.

And the Democrats are in Iran’s pockets, so what do we do?

This is another "but what about" - and remember, the words you leave out of the beginning of every BWA are "yes that's true, but what about....." So I'm glad you agree with me that Trump is Putin's poodle...

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Still waiting for action to be taken against the Saudis for their ongoing terrorism in Yemen and murder of Khashoggi. Of course, I'll be waiting in vain for despot-loving Trump to do anything.

If the Iranians had murdered a journalist in their embassy you know that Trump and his mates would be ranting and raving and behaving like it was the end of the world etc. Yet when the Saudis bomb Yemeni civilians the response is to sell them more weapons. Unbelievable.

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The world's #1 supporter of terrorism.

That would be Saudi Arabia. See 9/11, Yemen and murdering journalists.

Instead of sanctions, Trump supplies them with weapons and deals.

Iran were sticking to the deal.

The Great Satan welched on it.

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Well you know those planes in 911 had lots or Iranians on them. Also look how terribly the Iranians are bombing Yemen... and then assassinating their reporters. Saudi Arabia is innocent though...lol.

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"Expect Iran to be on the negotiating table in less than 6 months and a new deal within a year with nothing less than stricter rules and full inspection of nuke facilities,"Where are the Iranian nukes? As always no proves supplied they actually exist or are being produced. Tearing up the agreement with false pretexts is is Israel's idea and the US puppet is following the order"and the denouncement of support for fundamental Islamic terrorists."US and allies are feeding the terrorists. Done so in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. 'The enemy of our enemy is our friend' is the US excuse for war.

"We all wand lasting peace".

Yes we do but we won't get it as long we stand by warmongering countries, or shall I say, as long as the MIC rules and Israel is allowed to expand.

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