Insanity in Action: U.S. Military Using Iranian Oil in Afghanistan07 Feb

The United States claims to have imposed strict sanctions on the export of Iranian crude oil to prevent the construction of Iranian nuclear weapons. The first headline below emphasizes this U.S. policy with the imposition of ever increasing restrictions. However, the second and third troubling headlines reveal that the U.S. military may have purchased fuel from Iran to support its operations in Afghanistan.

1. US expands oil sanctions on Iran  2/7/13

“THE United States has imposed new sanctions on Iran to choke off its oil income, saying it was necessary to increase the pressure on Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons program.”

2. U.S. Violating its Own Sanctions on Iran  2/3/13

“An audit of U.S. defense spending in Afghanistan finds the Pentagon may have spent a significant amount of money on fuel for the military there that came from Iran. Congress appropriated billions of dollars of taxpayer money to support the Afghan military and the lack of strict oversight means some of that money may have wound up in Tehran’s coffers.”

3. Iranian Oops: Has Washington Broken its Own Sanctions by Buying Oil from the Islamic Republic?  2/2/13

“There is a high probability that US sanctions against Iran have been violated by its own army. Part of the $1.55 billion in fuel the US bought from Turkmenistan for the Afghan army in the last five years may have originated in Iran.”

Summary: The United States is apparently buying oil from Iran., who would annihilate Israel, and using this oil to support a needless war in Afghanistan. Does this make sense?

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