• 15 October 2009
  • Posted By Patrick Disney
  • Congress, Diplomacy, Nuclear file, Sanctions

House Committee to Consider Gas Embargo

Interesting timing of this Committee hearing announcement.

Chairman Howard Berman has decided not to wait for the outcome of next week’s meeting between the P5+1 and Iran in Vienna.  Nor will he wait to see if Iran lives up to its promise to allow IAEA inspectors at the Qom nuclear facility by the October 25 deadline.

Regardless of how those events transpire, apparently the Chairman has made up his mind to pass a gas embargo as soon as possible.


Committee on Foreign Affairs

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515-0128

Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Chairman

October 15, 2009


You are respectfully requested to attend an OPEN markup of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building, for the purpose of mark up of the following legislation:

DATE: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

MARKUP OF: H.R. 2194, Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009.

NOTE:  Measures may be added.

By Direction of the Chairman

Posted By Patrick Disney

    7 Responses to “House Committee to Consider Gas Embargo”

  1. john says:

    Why should they wait to see Iran lives up to their bargin. They have proven their answer over the past 30 years.

    Even if Iran agrees to everything, signs, seals, and delivers no one should trust them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh yes, please do, let’s inflict hardship on ordinary Iranians, let’s make them suffer, do everything we can to see that their lives are made more miserable, yes let’s harm every ordinary Iranian person we possibly can…

    All because our Zionist overlords tell us to do so…

    For we are mindless American stooges and self-hating Iranians…

  3. Someone says:

    @Anonymous (October 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm)

    You had me up until “Zionist overlords.”

    Get a grip. U.S. self interest and irrational fear (both of which are in evidence) are enough to explain positions like our friend john’s.

    There’s no need for an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

  4. Anonymous says:


    Educate yourself. Go to your public library and read: “The Israel Lobby” by John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen M. Walt.


    After reading up on the facts, then we’ll talk.

  5. Someone says:


    I actually read the paper it’s based on when it was published. Interesting hypothesis but the authors don’t meet their burden in my opinion and in that of many other scholars (it was a very controversial paper).

    You may benefit from taking a look at an opposing view. Here’s Noam Chomsky’s response:


  6. Someone says:

    Here’s another link to the Chomsky article in case the first one takes you to the z magazine funding drive page:


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