Posted by | February 4, 2017 16:30 | Filed under: Politics

Via Voice of America:

The United States took its first steps in backing up tough talk about Iran, slapping new sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities linked to Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its proxies across the Middle East. The targets include Iranian support networks in China and the United Arab Emirates that have been working to help Tehran…


By: dave-dr-gonzo

Dave "Doctor" Gonzo is a renegade record producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

  • Hirightnow

    Just tweeted Alan about this…anyone who could PM him or Dave, please do so.

    • Done

      • Buford2k11

        what happened?

        • Suzanne McFly

          Someone left a message saying we have been hacked.

      • mea_mark

        Did you get through to Dave?

    • dave-dr-gonzo

      On it. Looks like a number of sites have been hit.

      • mea_mark

        Just wondering, is your email for disqus the one I can use to contact you when something like this happens?

      • burqa

        …………………..we better go to the mattresses………..

  • StoneyCurtisll


    • Larry Schmitt

      When I googled it, I found a whole series of web sites with the same message on them. No indication that anything else happened. They posted some videos on Youtube, with no sound, but they don’t make any sense to me.

      • Mike

        Grandpa, he’s a a coder showing how he jumps a site. He’s good, but not like Grucifer and the other apt’s.
        I think you can buy some of his tools from a link in the vid.

      • Hirightnow

        Apparently, they’ve been a busy bunch of Turkish and/or Russians. there’s a whole umpteen page list of sites this has happened to, and some supposition that it has to do with the Gallery protocol/software used by bunches of sites.

      • StoneyCurtisll

        Same here…
        Nothing to fear, nothing to worry about…

  • robert

    Maybe this is a parody from the right about jumping firewalls

  • StoneyCurtisll

    more to the issues…
    This is what Trump wants to ‘make america great again’ will look like…
    back room abortions…

  • arc99

    I think it is a significant detail that Iran waited until after President Obama left office before engaging in what is apparently a violation of the agreement.

    Now, Dear Leader Trump can show everyone how tough he is and rip up the agreement which in my personal opinion is what the Iranians want. I doubt that China will abide by any sanctions and will buy all the Iranian oil they can get.

    Admittedly it is pure conjecture as to why Iran would deliberately violate the agreement less than a week after Mr. Obama left office. But I think it is reasonable conjecture that the agreement was more effective than right wingers would have you believe, and the Iranians were looking for a quick way out, sanctions be damned.

    • mea_mark

      Little donald probably, unknowingly violated some part of the agreement. Nobody wants to say though because it’s embarrassing and nobody wants to hurt poor little donalds ego.

      • burqa

        ……………..he thought Bowling Green is in Iran………..

    • burqa

      It’s also a dog whistle to his base. He knows they want to see him romping and stomping around, talking like a tough guy.

    • amersham1046

      and obtain American technology thru Chinese controlled companies

  • Hirightnow

    Props and thanks to dave-dr-gonzo for the fix.

    • and thanks for the heads up. :-)

      • Hirightnow


        • burqa

          Wha happen?
          Did I miss something?

          • Hirightnow

            Somebody managed to replace the original article with their own test. dave-dr-gonzo took quick care of it.

            • mea_mark

              Hey, we have been wondering about you. Some of us are hanging out at and would like to know how you are doing. Can you drop in and say hi?

  • Mensa Member

    Russia is dropping bombs on Ukraine and Trump passively does nothing. Iran tests a weapon and Trump acts all macho.

    This smells of diversion.

    • oldfart

      Ding ding ding !

    • fahvel

      the psychopathic administration in place in the usa now and the previous and the previous make the aggressive behaviors of small countries look like a board game. The usa is responsible for more arbitrary deaths of individuals than all the so called terrorist organizations combined.

  • Foundryman

    Trump can’t be trusted or believed enough to support any foreign policy with any other country including Iran. They are in a hurry to start a war with anyone they can, once they do that, their fascist domestic agenda will go under the radar.
    There is nothing in the nuclear agreement that prevents them from developing defensive weapons. Trump claiming this is a violation is a lie!

  • Hirightnow