@Maddus Mattus: Law is law, not up for debate. Bankers get no pass.
Iran is not poor. The attempt is to take away Iran's ability to wage war, especially nuclear. They hate their own corrupt government more than the west already. Be patient and use the economic means available to paint their leaders as wholly inept.
Why not trade with Iran? Because it's illegal. Not optional.
Bankers left scat in their beds. Time for them to lie in it and get to know themselves honestly, and I'd love for you to rub their noses in it, Maddie.
Exactly my point. These laws are stupid. They are put in place with good intentions, but have disasterous effects in the real world.
I'm not going to trade with you, because well maybe, just maybe, you will wage war with me.
If you trade with them, they become dependent on you. If they are dependent on you, they cannot wage war with you.
Now Iran is not dependent on anybody, so they can afford to be dicks.
It's these stupid laws that force bankers to more and more grey areas of trade to make a decent living. It's these stupid laws that they use as an excuse for ripping off consumers. If the program exists, why not use it? None of these bankers feel the consequence of their actions, that's why they make these poor decisions, they don't care one way or another. More regulations is not going to make them act more responsibly, like I said before, the less responsibility you have the more irresponsible you act.
If you really care about these things and want to make our system healthy again, the only way is back to a truly free market and not let government run it all. We've tried overregulating here in Europe, it's not working, the failures are bigger, not smaller.
But you are free to repeat our mistakes.