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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why targeting gasoline imports won't hurt Iran

This is from an article explaining why China is reluctant to agree to imposing sanctions on Iran (oil and ideology). During the course of the article, it explains why it's too late to target Iran's oil and gas imports as part of the sanctions.
Gal Luft, executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, said Iran has dropped its reliance on gasoline imports from 40 percent to 25 percent. That explains, in part, why Western powers appear less interested than they once were in targeting such imports with sanctions.

"There is a lot of hype about gasoline sanctions, but they are not going to be very effective," Luft said. "We've missed the boat on this one."
I'm shocked. Just shocked.

2 Comments:

At 8:58 PM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

how about this?

destroy all oil exporting abilities...

destroy all power generating plants...

destroy all oil refineries...

bomb all power sub-stations

destroy every water & sewer treatment plants

hit iran's naval base as well as every major military barracks and command and control center..

light off an emp over iran...

bet that would slow iran down...

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

You could take out all their infrastructure. But that would mean war. And its not going to be a clean surgical strike.

I'm not sure where they're prepared for this in Israel. Fighting against nearby opponents is easy. Fighting far away from Israel is an entirely different ballgame. And political pressure on Israel to halt a military operation far short of victory will be enormous - and would in all likelihood succeed.

To stop Iran would mean taking out just more than a few nuclear installations.

 

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