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Who Is Obstructing the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act?
The American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2010 | John Appleton

Posted on 04/21/2010 3:41:53 AM PDT by Scanian

Iran is the number-one terror-sponsoring nation in the world; it has been killing Americans for years. The country is led to by mad mullahs who see nuclear weapons as a ticket to paradise. Why would one key congressman spend the last year and a half trying to derail plans to stop Iran's nuclear program? Perhaps because he is doing so at the behest of Barack Obama.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has messianic dreams that view nuclear Armageddon as a means to bring about the return of Shia Islam's Hidden Imam and usher in a new age. For years, the Iranian regime has boasted of its plans to destroy the little Satan (Israel) and the big Satan (America).

For the past few years, Congress has worked on bills to erect a sanctions regime designed to moderate that Iran's behavior and slow, if not stop, its nuclear program. Over the years, various sanctions have been put in place and have not yet worked. Therefore, efforts have been made in both the Senate and the House to toughen the sanctions. A key focus has been efforts to shut off the export of refined petroleum products (gasoline, heating oil) into Iran. Despite having vast crude reserves, the nation cannot refine its own crude -- leading in the past to riots.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: berman4iran; berman4terrorists; bermanantiisrael; dnc4iran; dnc4terrorists; dncantiisrael; energy; howardberman; iraniansanctions; kerry; kerry4iran; kerry4terrorists; kerryantiisrael; obama; obama4iran; obama4terrorists; obamaantiisrael; weakpolicy

1 posted on 04/21/2010 3:41:54 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
"Before these bills are voted on separately by both Houses of Congress, they must first be voted out of the foreign affairs committees of each house. In the Senate, this would be the Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Democratic Senator John Kerry (D-MA).
In the House, it would be the Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Howard Berman (D-CA)."

2 posted on 04/21/2010 4:01:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Diogenesis

John Kerry-—known traitor.


3 posted on 04/21/2010 4:12:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Scanian

One of Kerry top staffers related that during the 2004 campaign, he and TUR-RAY-ZUH used to frequently speak French to each other just to remind everyone within earshot just how worldly (and weird) they were.


4 posted on 04/21/2010 5:00:35 AM PDT by CreviceTool (When will Robert Mugabe be named the "Czar from Afar?")
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To: Scanian

I still cannot comprehend how we are going to force OPEC nations to stop exporting gasoline to Iran. Are we going to threaten to stop importing their oil?


5 posted on 04/21/2010 5:14:28 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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