Sanctions or not Sanctions


by Roozbeh_Gilani

Hardly a week goes by without hearing the news  of new sanctions on the islamist regime by international community. In general, these sanctions have been primarily targetting certain individuls  or organisations within the fascist islamist regime, accused of either human rights abuse or development of suspected nuclear weapons. The question is what is the objective and any impact of these sanctions? If the objective is for the murderous regime to change it's ways, all of a sudden become a democratic state and/ or to give the opposition room and space to organise, then fat chance. Daily we are hearing the sad news of "suicide" or death of another political activist. The foreign banck accounts of ahmadinezhad/khamenei and their islamist terrorist gang leader brethren are getting fatter and fatter.

But targetted sanctions can be very effective. The white apartheid regime of south africa was similar to Islamist regime of Iran in many ways.  A small, very pprivilaged minority ruled the majority living in poverty. SA is a country very rich in resources (dimonds in particular), the regime was hell bent on developing nuclear weapons as means of guaranteeing the status qoue; racism, apartheid and fascism. The opposition (ANC) leaders were all in jail. the Military wing of ANC was hiding in neighbouring countries. The labour unions were severly suppressed. But all this very rapidly came to an end, and the regime collapsed , when through huge international support at grass root level, UN put a complete embargo on SA. Amongst other things it targetted the key exports of SA; it's minerals and in particular diamond.

Lesson of South Africa is learned and needs to be applied to the islamist regime with outmost urgency. These cosmetic sanctions on Iran air or few mid ranking bassij thug officers are not going to help us the people pof Iran in our quest for democracy and rule of law. What is needed is a complete and absolute embargo on the life line of the terrorist regime. What is needed is a UN led and imposed embargo on the oil export by the Fascist Islamist regime. Nothing else would do. 


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by Simorgh5555 on

Nothing short of a total embargo is acceptable. Furtheroore, people who trade with this regime named and shamed, especially Israeli and Americans. To trade with the IR makes you worse than a paedophile or drunk driver.

Maryam Hojjat

I agree with you

by Maryam Hojjat on

That is the only solution without bloodshed. 


ELS you are right on ...

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

oil embargo alone would not eliminate the regime. Unlike SA, the leadership of islamist regime have fat chance of "truth and reconciliation". I believe the regime would weaken, the industrial strikes and mass resentment would spill into all out violence and attacks on regime. We better be ready for that day, physically, and organisationaly.

I differ with you on one point. I dont want foreign troops invading my country. 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime

No sanctions will bring the mullahs down, oil or any other kind!

by Everybody Loves Somebody ... on

Mullahs will have to go the same way they came, with violence and force!

Since Iranians do not have the means to bring the mullahs down, it leaves only one option and you know what that is!? Like Sad'dam...!?



Yes indeed Omeedvar.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Now why the powers to be are not doing it again, is another story for another blog. Suffice to say for now that, we , as Iranians need to come out and clearly spell out to our democratic representatives in the west, what our demands and expectations are with this regards. 

vildemose: yes, I am the optimist :)

Tavana: You still dont make any sense. But never mimd, thanks for gracing my humble blog with your visit, sir/madame :)

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Oil embargo has worked...

by omeedvar on

Oil embargo worked during Mossadeq crisis. It put pressure on the government. They could not pay salaries and wages to the  employees and workers. People became unhappy, favored the coup, and changed the government.  


A pessimist sees the

by vildemose on

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill


The Curse of SooSool Poodles

by Tavana on

"I am like a punch bag. hit me and I'll come back and hit you ten times harder. when and in the manner of my choice. You'll learn, as others have and will:)." Ooch! As expected the Gillanian Gladiator's profile perfectly fits the same Basijii mentality in the streets of Rasht in Gillan. The subject curse upon you and your alike!

PS: If the 8 years war with Khomeini & 11 years of international embargo helped to bring down Sadam, all the sanctions & now 'your offer of oil embargo' will help to knock the regime down! Knock, Knock! And if it did 'Where Do We Fit in There?' as hy-e-nas ask in the Lion King movie clip.  


"curse of Iranian people"

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

True Octaby, but also a blessing once we in opposition learn how to use it as a stick against the regime. This is somehow related to your other blog, but I will be meeting with both my senator and congressman later this month on this. I'll be raising with them some of the topics here. Have already corresponded with them on the issue of Iran's bismal human rights record and US's lame, lip service to the issue, and they both initiated a meeting. We need to put the pressure up, for the sake of our brothers and sisters back home.

 Tavana: Frankly I have not a heck of a clue what you are on about, so sorry, cant respond to you. But if I did hurt your tender feelings by writing against the islamist regime, well, tough titty. Why dont you go ahead, initiate a "hands off my professot  tavana" blog, it's the norm round here. But dont you freaking expect any softening in my attitude towards the fascist regime and it's rent a mouth yapping soosool poodles here. Quite the contrary. I am like a punch bag. hit me and I'll come back and hit you ten times harder. when and in the manner of my choice. You'll learn, as others have and will:)

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Be Prepared

by Tavana on

The writings like the above together with the ones in agreement with it like the divaneh pooty cat, Fred Associates, and etc. are all but reminders of hy-e-nas singing in tune with Scar in the Lion King movie. Guess who has been the Scar(s) in Iran for the past 32 years?  Hitler actually rose to power due to this amazing singing, per a commentator under the clip! Watch it!




Completely agree

by divaneh on

Oil is the curse of the Iranian people. An oil embargo can as you said cut the regime's life line and it does not need to include every country. If UN could include major economies and consumers of oil to commit to such a ban, that would be a blow hard enough to knock the regime.