American Jews overwhelmingly voted for President Obama. I hope one of their concerns isn’t Israel.
We are now in the process of a classic case, which will no doubt be studied for years and whose lessons – like those of previous such cases – will be thoroughly ignored for years, of the naive and craven being taken to the cleaners on the world stage by the crafty and ruthless.
Like all cavers and appeasers, President Obama wants peace at any cost, and so he wants to believe that bloodthirsty tyrants, such as the Iranian leaders, appreciate gestures of kindness and goodwill.
When actually, bloodthirsty tyrants appreciate one thing: Other bloodthirsty tyrants. That’s why Hitler knocked off the democracies first before attacking Stalin.
Short of other bloodthirsty tyrants, they appreciate tough, uncompromising democrats. That’s why Hitler knew he’d have war with Britain once Churchill returned to the British Cabinet. By that point, though, he’d dealt with enough Chamberlains to think he could win.
Obama is operating under the principle that if he loosens sanctions, which he already, secretly, has done, the Iranians will a feel warm, tickling sensation under their asses and bargain away their nuclear weapons program. But if sanctions are what concern the Iranians, then only more sanctions are what will make them more concerned, and more likely to deal.
That’s how jackals think. They are primitive, if devious creatures who try to avoid pain, and who will also swallow treats without the least thought that they “owe” anything in return.
Obama is under a classic delusion of American liberals: He thinks the rest of the world is nice, like us. They’re not.
The emerging deal, as far as I can tell, loosens sanctions further while forcing Iran to give up nothing it has built. Critical work can continue on its plutonium plant, its invaluable centrifuges, and even to some degree, its uranium enrichment.
As negotiations slog on, the Persians will do everything they can to get themselves closer to the point they can quickly make a weapon, they’ll continue with whatever secret program we don’t know about, and they’ll horde any cash they can collect now that sanctions are reduced so they’ll have enough money to tide them over once it’s time to give everyone in Geneva the finger.
Prime Minister Netanyahu today sounded almost desperate. I imagine he wishes, as Jeffrey Goldberg writes over at Bloomberg, that he struck Iran a few years ago.
Netanyahu called this “the deal of the century” for Iran.
The White House is making a big deal of the fact that sanctions can be placed back on Iran at any time. Really? Everyone else is going to agree? By that time, will the sanctions be revived TO GET IRAN TO GIVE UP ITS NUCLEAR WEAPON?
Obama won’t revive any sanctions. And it doesn’t seem he’s seriously entertaining “all options on the table” for handling Iran. Barack “keep your insurance” Obama has shown he can’t be trusted. Here, as matter of fact, is White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest today offering up some decidedly deceptive spin, similar to what his boss Jay Carney said Thursday.
Asked about Israel’s objection to the deal, Earnest proclaimed:
It’s also important for observers in this process to not lose sight of the fact that the United States and Israel are in complete agreement about the need to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon . . .
Well, I think a lot of what I said about Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments applies to the concerns that have been raised by the Saudis, which is it is in the interest of the United States and our allies all across the world and in the region that Iran not obtain a nuclear weapon. That is precisely the effort that we are engaged in right now.
But the question wasn’t about the U.S. commitment to Israel or keeping nuclear weapons from Iran. It was about this particular deal. Earnest wants to give the false impression that the United States and Israel are on the same page.
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