So wait a minute. We believe that they are NOT making the bomb, yet we are still putting “punishing” sanctions on them? What are we punishing them for? It sure seems like no matter what they do they still get punished, like some sort of conspiracy.
Sanctions are an act of war, and they lead to armed wars. Imagine if Iran decided to block us from using the world’s banking system, to block all our imports and exports, and to enforce those sanctions in the Gulf of Mexico. The sanctions are crippling their economy and putting their people into poverty and into dependence on their tyrant leaders, and will actually push those leaders to build a bomb as they start to feel threatened.
It seems like the end game is to put on sanctions no matter what. The talk about military attacks, only serves to put Obama in the position of looking reasonable for putting on these unjustified, horrible sanctions that will push Iran to start building the bomb and will lead to armed confrontations down the line. It is a good cop bad cop routine to get consent from the American people and from other nations.