But also for the deaths of American Soldiers in Iraq.
Not to mention the fact that Iran, consistently attempts to undermine, and destroy the government of Israel, which is an ally of the United States.
Of course we shouldn't go to war with Iran! Israel are a bunch of lying, manipulative scumbags!
Iran lookin' to provoke a fight...
Iran warships enter Mediterranean via Suez Canal
18 February 2012 - Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean Sea for only the second time since the 1979 revolution.
See also:The destroyer Shahid Qandi and its supply vessel Kharg have passed through the Suez Canal but their destination remains unclear. Navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayari told the Irna agency the mission was a show of might and a "message of peace". Two Iranian navy vessels entered the Mediterranean in February last year. Israel called it a "provocation".
Admiral Sayari was quoted by Irna as saying: "The strategic navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has passed through the Suez Canal for the second time since the Islamic Revolution." The mission conveyed "the might" of Iran to regional countries and Tehran's "message of peace and friendship". The ships were reported to have docked earlier at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Reuters quoted a source at the Suez Canal authority as saying the vessels might be en route to Syria.
The mission comes amid heightened tension between Iran and Israel. Iran has recently announced developments in its nuclear programme, prompting some speculation Israel may launch an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. Israel has also blamed Iran for recent attacks on Israeli targets in Georgia and India, an accusation Tehran denies.
What sanctions? Top five countries buying oil from Iran.
Iran is the third-largest exporter of crude oil in the world, behind Saudi Arabia and Russia. Its economy relies heavily on oil exports. Recent Western sanctions have targeted Iranís oil industry in hopes of pressuring Tehran to address international concerns about its nuclear program.
However, the effect of the sanctions could be limited if Iranís top customers keep buying oil, or even increase their imports. According to tallies from June 2011, here are the top 5 importers of Iranian oil:
China bought 22 percent of Iranís oil exports in the first half of last year, making it the top importer of Iranian oil.
China has increased its imports of Iranian oil, as other countries including Italy and Britain have decreased their volume, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Iranian exports of crude and other oil products to China totaled close to 540,000 barrels per day (bpd) in China last year Ė up from 426,000 bpd the year before.
Despite US pressure to help squeeze Iranís economy, Beijing has consistently stood its ground on remaining a loyal customer of Iranian oil. China is one of the most populous countries in the world, and is dependent on oil imports to fuel its economy.
Last edited by waltky; Feb 18 2012 at 12:50 PM.
Kinda funny how, instead of a 'sequester', the Wall Street bankers got bailed out.
God help us if another war mongering US president is elected in November.
Iran is not a threat to anyone. But they do stand in the way of zionist expansion, and Israel won't stand for that.
According to propoganda on forums like this. Iran are akin to a james bond super villain who are building evil weapons.
While israel is goodness and light and america is yelling "war is peace"
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think the sardines will be thrown into the sea.