File this one under the “Obama says one thing, and then does another” file of 2012. From NightWatch, we see that Hillary Clinton’s State Dept., along with President Obama have told another blatant lie to the American and world citizenry concerning the latest “get tough” Iran sanctions announced with much fanfare back on Nov. 21st, 2011: (emphasis added)
The Obama administration on Tuesday exempted 10 European Union countries and Japan from US economic sanctions because they have significantly reduced their purchases of petroleum from Iran. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton granted waivers to Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Japan, meaning that banks and other financial institutions based there will not be hit with penalties under US law for a renewable period of 180 days.
Comment: The exemptions signify that the sanctions against Iran are somehow not aimed at key countries in economic duress and that depend on Iranian oil. This is a curious exemption because the termination of most international banking relations will make it difficult for the Europeans and the Japanese to pay for their oil.
Note: Britain is among the countries that will be allowed to continue to do business with Iran, despite the claimed Obama/Hillary “get tough” sanctions on Iran. This is astounding, in the fact that it was the British that initiated the new “get tough on Iran” policies recently. From the Iran Sanctions link above from Fox News we see the following info-bytes:
The British announced the first measures, declaring they would cut off all financial ties with Iranian banks to stem the flow of funds for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Britain’s new restrictions included an order that its financial institutions cease doing business with all Iranian banks, including the country’s Central Bank. The ban extends to all branches and subsidiaries of Iranian banks, amounting to an unprecedented British attempt to cut off an entire country’s banking industry off from the British financial sector.
The sanctions are aimed at “preventing the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons,” British Treasury chief George Osborne said.
Once again, we see that the Obama administration, in conjunction with Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. propagandists had announced to the world new “get tough sanctions” against Iran to deter their efforts to secure nuclear weapons of mass destruction, yet have already given massive waivers that will allow the British, among other countries, to in fact…. continue to put money into the coffers of the totalitarian regime of Iran, thus allowing them to continue their pathway to effect their stated desires to wipe Israel off the map with nuclear bombs. These fake get tough sanctions on Iran prove once again that Barack Obama is as phony as a three-dollar-bill.