In honor of talk like a pirate day

thanks lotilizard for the reminder

seems the US has adopted pirate techniques to enforce their
illegal sanctions policies - arrg

US seizes millions of dollars of Iranian fuel bound for Venezuela

A senior US official told the Associated Press news agency that no military force was used in the seizures and that the vessels themselves were not confiscated. Instead, the official said, the US threatened the ships' owners, insurers and captains with sanctions to force them to hand over the oil.

Iranian Ambassador to Venezuela Hojat Soltani described reports of the seizures as "false propaganda". "This is another lie and act of psychological warfare perpetrated
by the US propaganda machine,"

Washington has imposed heavy sanctions on both Iran and Venezuela to block oil exports. It wants to drive Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power and change the behaviour of Iran's leaders.

Taking the low road to "democracy".

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The CNN article is even worse. We are somehow entitled to other nations
resources and in control of their trade because of pirate sanctions?

More likely, this is an attempt by the Biden crime syndicate to re-fill
the strategic petroleum reserves at less than retail
by hook or crook before the next re-election season

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We’re Broke($) and
have to steal resources to
fuel the economy because for
some reason other people have
taken offence at our continued plundering
of their countries In their country

I know stealing/plundering same same
just the in country plunder is becoming unavailable
and so we do it on the High Seas

everything old is New again
who knew Biden and Co. were
secret MAGA supporters

and too few notice
the irony

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied in 1930’s Germany,
Now you know. . .
sign at protest march

enhydra lutris's picture




and such and, as near as I could tell, determining that the definitions and remedies had evolved so as to exempt the acts of Nation States as well as their employees and agents from being so classified. I have a hunch that the same has been done with respect to piracy.

Otherwise, it would seem that extortion based on the treat of illegal unilateral "sanctions" would still qualify as piracy even though no guns were drawn or flourished. Forcing you to hand over the goods or another, legally in your possession, should also still qualify. Sadly, nobody will intervene on behalf of the victims of any of the US depredations barring some sort of sea change in international afairs

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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in the future. Let's use "sanctions" as an opportunity to steal stuff, and watch while the rest of the world joins the Russia-China alliance. Tipped and rec'd.

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""I think it's important to pay attention to the fact that prices need to come down in a number of areas, but we have been lowering the cost of living for so many people." -- Kamala Harris

are still trying to pretend they own the world
perhaps justified by Monroe Doctrine thinking

Unfortunately, the magic word democracy has
lost its pizzazz in international circles

Calling it what it is - colonization - is verboten.
FRUKUS will be the last to adapt to the new
world order.

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