It is important, as a matter of record, that our country opposes the theologically ordained lethal punishment of young educated women in Iran beuase they dared to protest the morality police's killing of a women for wearing theologically inappropriate attire.
I do not think that sanctions can do much as Iran is already massively sanctioned.
Seperation of Church and State remains an important aspect of responsible governance, because of the asinine, irrational, lethal and just plain awful treatment that the true believers of the one-true-and-only religion can inflict on the non-believers. Those who think that they alone know God's will are really dangerous to any civil society.
- LeslieG 02/13/2023
Unfortunately not alot we can do about what other countries do within their own borders but we can protect US citizens on US soil including Iranian-Americans.
This bill does protect all US citizens from Iranian Terrorism on U.S. soil by designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization which also triggers harsh sanctions.
"The bill further says that “the IRGC, a United States designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, which reports to the supreme leader, continues to perpetrate terrorism around the globe, including attempts to kill and kidnap American citizens on United States soil.”
- Anne 03/02/2023
Would someone please explain to me how the death of this young woman is different from the deaths of young black men in our country by our police. In either case it is horrific! How are we any better, when our own people of color must bring up their children to act a certain way in the presence of the police, to live in fear around government authority? Hep me to understand.
- John 02/13/2023
It truly doesn't matter because the Republicans in Congress won't do anything because they're too busy bitching about everything including balloons two of which most likely flew off of some crazy car lot. And on another topic I had to laugh out loud today when I heard that Devin Nunes It's on the congressional "intelligence" committee!
A word ( intelligence ) that should never be used in conjunction with Mr. Looney Nunes! Not only is a loony Nunes a known liar he also carries the banner of supreme idiot. You look at the Republican party people like Nunes people like George Santos and Taylor Greene not to mention Donald Trump and you just have to say WTF! What happened to the Republican party it's populated by idiots, fantasyland believers and liars.
sanctions only hurt the poor and working class of a nation. the wealthy elites who run things are never truly effected.
- Bruce 02/14/2023
More sanctions won't do any good. The poorest in Iran will be the ones who suffer.
- John 09/20/2023
Today Jim Jordon showed America just why he is the biggest ass in the world when he threatened Attorney General Merrick Garland with contempt of congress, Jordon then got up and ran out of the room because Jordon himself has been under a contempt for Congress subpoena for four months for refusing to testify about the rioters, the Republican rioters who tore apart the house of Congress. You would think a member of Congress that ran from it would be willing to testify. But no Jim Jordan is a filthy lying coward. But that seems to be the Republican party today.
- Jae 03/06/2023
In virtually every country, women are being silenced. The planet has been ruled by patriarchy for thousands of years and look where we are. The world isn't getting better, it's worse. When all women can count on an education and have control of their reproduction, over population and famine will be the first things that will become right in the world. How much more would humanity benefit from women everywhere being actual equals to men?
- wpeckham 03/04/2023
I do not believe we can curb the insanity there, when we have not jailed the insurrectionists now serving on Congress HERE! We still have a enthical and moral requirement to act to make it clear that the USA and the free world deplores such actions and policies!
- Adam 03/04/2023
Look, let's say I run a warehouse that's pirating and selling DVDs. I find out that one of my clients regularly beats his wife. Just because I also am doing something morally questionable, that doesn't mean I can't take a stand against his actions and refuse to do business with him anymore.
"You have to keep taking that man's money because you're also a criminal." That makes no sense.
- Arnold 03/04/2023
Someone should introduce a bill that will protect American children from being "poisioned" by democrats idiology.
- Adam 03/03/2023
Whataboutism is a cancer. And it works both ways. "What about how black men are treated by the police?" "What about the people arrested for January 6th?"
Both arguments miss the point. Should we impose "sanctions on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Ebrahim Raisi, and any member of their offices"? Should be a no-brainer.
If you witness someone stealing a car, do you not report it because you once stole something from Best Buy? If you see an attempted rape, do you think, "maybe I shouldn't call the cops because I get in a lot of bar fights"?
- Ethel 03/02/2023
Girls become women and women mothers. Mothers are our first teachers and lay the fundamental basic building blocks of our childhood. How wonderful it is when a woman is educated and able to understand the world giving this back to her children.
- Rebecca 03/02/2023
As a woman, it's frustrating to continue us to see women and girl's rights and freedoms taken away.
- Adel 03/03/2023
They will most likely just laugh at it because of the exact opposite behaviors that are continuing against women in our own country. Can't any of you stop DeSantis? He is a Nazi and proud of it.
- Debrah 03/03/2023
I don't know if it makes any real difference to have sanctions--it certainly won't make evil misogynist men suddenly good people. However if it does get the attention they don't want maybe they will curtail the worst of their offences.
- Pascale 03/03/2023
Of course, if the Repubs have their way, in the future, American girls will not be allowed an education either.
- LeslieG 03/02/2023
Iran has poisoned 700 girls with toxic gas which is a violation of the the Geneva Protocol (1925), which prohibited the use of chemical weapons in warfare.
The US needs to work with the UN on prosecuting these crimes as Syria (aided by the Russian military) also used poison gas on its citizens as this is a global problem and not one that 1 country can take action on against another country.
- Henry 03/03/2023
Althrough I support women obtaining an education, I am oppose to The USA sticking it nose into the business of a sovernion nation. Are we like Russia going to war because we do not like the internal policies that are different to ours. We need to act as adults not as children.