Leaving aside the debate about whether or not Iran actually has a nuclear weapons program, let’s consider just how absurd this line of thinking actually is. By establishing a sanction on Iranian oil or other imports/exports, the American military will effectively impoverish the Iranian people. Unable to export their cash cow or import those products that cannot be efficiently produced in Iran, the Iranian economy will come to a screeching halt. Poverty, starvation, and disease will begin to run rampant. Furthermore, it should be noted that it is not the politically and economically elite that bear the weight of the sanction; but the average Iranian family.