How do we know we are doing the right thing with Iran (at least, for now)? We follow these simple steps:
1. Get their opinion on what the U.S. should do…and do the opposite. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said:
“…an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq would be the only way of solving the US’ numerous problems in that country”
2. Take action they condemn, and then ignore them. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman:
[he] condemned US air raid on villages and refugees in southern Somalia.
[he] also reminded that the US air strike on Somalia is a violation of the international rules and regulations.
3. Ban their oldest bank from the U.S.:
The U.S. Treasury Department named Iran’s state-owned Bank Sepah as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction and said on Tuesday it was urging other countries to help block Iran’s nuclear program.
The action against Bank Sepah means no U.S. companies or citizens can do business with it, and any of its assets that come under U.S. jurisdiction will be blocked.
4. Send U.S. forces to raid their consulate, confiscate their secret stuff, arrest their “diplomats”:
U.S. forces stormed an Iranian government representative’s office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil early on Thursday and arrested five people, including diplomats and staff, Iranian officials said.
5. I wanted a number five, but I really couldn’t find one. Its such a bummer to end on 4, especially when it means that we’ve only done 4 things (small things, but I’m not looking a gift military raid in the mouth) to Iran so far. Everything I could find was something Iran has done to the U.S., or our cause, and that’s reserved for the “Why Iran Needs to Shut Its Pie Hole And Surrender” list.