June 24, 2019
Trump is doing more Iran sanctions.
I didn’t even know there were any more to do.
But I guess this is a way for him to put off the bombing a bit longer.
The question here is: why are we at war with Iran?
What did they actually do to us?
If they didn’t do anything, then what is all of this actually about?
So many questions…
President Trump struck back Monday at Iran by issuing “hard-hitting” financial sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.
“Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks including shooting down a U.S. drone,” the president said in the Oval Office, calling Khamenei “responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime.”
Trump said the sanctions “will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and those closely affiliated with him and the office access to key financial resources and support.” Speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions “lock up literally billions of dollars more of assets.”
“Along with that action today, we are also announcing specific actions targeting those responsible for recent activities,” Mnuchin said, adding that the president has instructed him to sanction Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif “later this week.”
The Treasury Department, in a news release, said “any foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates a significant financial transaction for entities designated under this Executive Order could be cut off from the U.S. financial system.”
When I voted for Donald Trump, I wanted to:
- End immigration
- Have peace with Russia and Shia Islamic countries
- Tackle the declining middle class, the suicides, the drug problems
So far, the exact opposite of those things has happened.
It’s almost like elections are completely pointless and the entire concept of democracy is a hoax designed to allow an oligarchy to blame their decisions on the public at large.