I say nay, because while taking hostages might be a good reason for imposing sanctions, the real reason our illustrious leaders want to step it up is that Iran dropped the dollar, as Libya did. Iran now, like Libya, will "need" the same treatment as Libya, destruction to the point of decimation. This is what Israel wants, and has wanted for a long time. Neither human life nor the right to a decent quality of life means anything to profiteers and megalomaniacs. These countries are merely game rooms for them. The deaths and suffering of the people are writeoffs in the game. Libya, Iraq, and Syria were templates for further carnage. Wag the dog.