Category Archives: Iran

View From Tehran

The Republican party and quite a few Democrats are allied in opposition to the attempt to forge a negotiated resolution of Iran’s plans with nuclear energy. There is something ironic about the fact those who oppose the interim agreement with Iran within Iran come across with the same arguments being advanced in the US Senate. Shervin Ahmadi reporting from Tehran outlined what is happening in Iran. “Contrary to expectations, the interim agreement did not result in any euphoria among Iran’s leaders though they displayed guarded satisfaction. In the end, only the most hardline elements of the regime, those close to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, expressed opposition.” On the other hand six famous movie directors expressed the view held by many young people, “There is no deal worse than no deal.”

Reality, “the economic situation is very difficult, Iranians are crushed by continual price rises and dissent is growing.” So, let me get this clear: those in the US Senate who oppose the interim agreement are in league with former President Ahmadinejad who was the one speaking about destroying Israel! I assume birds of a feather gather together.

Bibi Ready For Action, I Think

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again warned the people of Earth about the evil folks living in Iran. “The greatest challenge is Iran’s attempt to arm herself with nuclear weapons, and itvs parallel to open fronts of terror and occupation throughout the Middle East around our borders. Let me warn you about an even greater threat to peace in the Middle East. Examine the record of this nation:

1. It has at least 80 atomic bombs.

2. It does not allow UN inspectors into its nuclear sites.

3. Since 1948 it has launched invasions at least six times.

4. It violates UN and international laws without backing down from its actions.

5. It has a powerful theocracy that exerts strong control over the country.

6. During its last invasion its military forces killed 1500 innocent civilians.

Oh, the country is obviously–ISRAEL.

I support the idea of a nation named Israel as long as it lives up to its founding principles of justice for all and working for peace.

Oh, for the record, the nation of Iran since 1979 has never invaded another Middle Eastern nation.

Sanction Myths

The Republican party is united upon one idea and most Democrats agree with this idea– the only way to handle Iran is to continue imposing sanctions upon this nation. I wonder if anyone has explained to members of Congress that Iran has been subject to drastic sanctions for years. Let me get this straight– the world has subjected Iran to very severe sanctions and as a result the Iranian nuclear program continues to exist. The world has carried out exactly what Republicans and Democrats want to do– subject Iran to severe sanctions. In other words, WE HAVE BEEN SUBJECTING IRAN TO SANCTIONS AND THEH CONTINUE TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR PROGRAMS! Let me make even clearer why carrying out the ideas of Congress simply will not halt nuclear progress in Iran:

1. Dear old Vladimir Putin would just love to become the savior of Iran and make certain the Iran government becomes his close associate. Republicans can force President Obama to do what they desire, but Putin can argue that he supported negotiations but they were sabotaged by the USA!

2. China can make a similar argument and cooperate with Iran on grounds an agreement wAS reached but the US undermined the agreement.

I could readily name other nations such as Turkey or India which might assist Iran.

SANCTIONS WILL NOT WORK!

How About A Huckabee-Trump Ticket?

Just about every day another person announces that he/she is running for the president of the United States of America. I believe it is time to narrow this field by postulating a partnership between two of the candidates. Frankly, it does’t matter which of the dick heads is the presidential or the vice presidential candidate. We argue strongly for a dynamic ticket of DONALD TRUMP and MIKE HUCKABEE. Why

1. Donald stands for gambling and fornicating, which makes him the balance to the uptight righteous Preacher Mike.

2. The combined knowledge that this duo has about foreign affairs makes it clear there is no conflict as to who runs for President and who takes the second spot.

3. Donald Trump is the leading investigator about where the black dude in the White House really was born. Mike considers that at his birth, God almighty anointed him with the grift of gab.

4. Mike definitely has God on his side while Donald has every gambler in America supporting his candidacy. Wonderful combination of righteousness and reality.

5. No one can beat either of these men in the bullshit competition. They win this contest, hands and butts down!

6. Neither of these men has the faintest idea as to where the Middle East is or where do Iranians actually live. How can they launch a war against a nation about which they know nothing??

It would be wonderful to awake one day knowing the Donald – Mike team ran this nation.

Bush On Iran

Former President George Bush decided to offer some observations on foreign policy toward Iran. He was speaking at a Jewish Republican meeting and made clear that if he was still president, there would be every tougher sanctions imposed upon Iran. So, let us examine how Republican presidents have handled Iran.

1.In 1953, the people of Iran were led by a secular man named Mossadegh. He had controlled Islamic imams and endeavored to create a modern secular Iran. He also had the crazy idea that England should be paying the nation of Iran higher royalties for developing their oil deposits. In stepped the CIA and the English M16 who organized a coup that resulted in the end of democracy in Iran.

2. During the 1980s, Republican President Ronald Reagan provided aid and support to guess who–Saddam Hussein. Saddam had invaded Iran in a war that led to the death of over one million Iranians. The war concluded with a stalemate.

3. In 2001 as American forces swept through Afghanistan, Iran reform President Khatami closed the border to prevent the Taliban from fleeing and provided the US with intelligence regarding the presence of the Taliban. He also offered to recognize Israel, end support for terrorism and allow UN inspection of nuclear facilities. Bush never responded to the offer.

So, what was that about imposing stricter sanctions??

Scott Walker Is Silent, Sort Of

Governor Scott Walker is running for president and thus must display his knowledge of foreign policy. One usually begins with a trip to Europe that does not include viewing the famous sites of other countries but entails talking with members of the foreign media. Scott made clear that he does not discuss foreign policy while outside the territory of the United States of America. Of course, he does agree that the entire Congress of the USA should be part of deciding on the foreign policy of the American people. However, Scott did make a few points:

1. His bravery is standing up to teachers and firemen seeking higher wages does qualify him to stand up to ISIS.

2. He does want troops in Syria, but at this moment does not know who they will be fighting with or alongside. Sort of confusing.

3. He loves Israel and each and every Jew he encounters.

4. He hates Iran and each and every Iranian. At the moment, he is sort of confused as to exactly where lies this country. Somewhere in the Middle East, he thinks.

5. He wants to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites, but is not exactly clear how to do this.

6. He definitely hates Islamic terrorists.

7. When he notes “our allies” he means, Israel.

Oh, and his firm in his belief that President Obama has a “failed foreign policy.” One of these days he will discuss this foreign policy.

The New American Foreign Policy

Seventy years ago the United States was confronted with a Cold War against the Soviet Union. For some reason, this threat by a nation that had atomic bombs did not persuade the Congress of the United States that it should look over the shoulder of presidents and make certain that he did not sign any agreements without first voting on it. Every American president handled foreign policy and we never had a war with the Soviet Union. Examine the record:

1. President Eisenhower offered to share atomic secrets with the world and reached out to the Soviet Union.

2. President Kennedy engaged in secret agreements with the Soviet Union without Congress getting in his way.

3. President Richard Nixon recognized the Communist China which killed over twenty thousand Americans during the Korean War. No Congress input.

4. President St. Ronald Reagan made agreements withe the Soviet Union about nuclear weapons. No Congress input.

5. Heck, President George Bush I invaded Iraq without a declaration of war by Congress

6. Of course, George Bush II sort of invaded Iraq.

Not once in the diplomatic history of our foreign policy has Congress demanded to oversee what a President does in his foreign policy negotiations.

So, why now now?

Bibi Insults Holocaust Survivors!

Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu insists that he alone is concerned about the state of Israel and he alone knows what is best for the Middle East. Yesterday, he compared the nation of Iran to the Nazis and made some connection to the Holocaust and modern Iran. This comparison insults every single person who was in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the first human experience in which a government decided to murder every single person because of the circumstances of their birth. Every person who was born Jew was destined to be murdered by German troops. There were no exceptions, death was the FINAL SOLUTION. According to Bibi this definition can be applied to the government of Iran. He also claims that Iran considers itself the “master race.” Let us examine the record.

1. At no point since attaining control of the Iran government have its troops been sent to invade another country.

2. Iran was invaded by Iraq in 1980, but no murder of Iranian Jews then occurred.

3. Iran never used poison gas on any other people.

4. At present there are about 15,000 Jews in Iran and they have one member in its Parliament.

The nation of Israel since 1979 has invaded Lebanon, it has sent planes to destroy plants in Syria, it has invaded Gaza on several occasions.

The Iranian people are proud of their country but there is no case of Iranian leaders proclaiming they are a master race and there is no case of Iranian troops murdering Jews, let alone any other group of people.
We may disagree with Iran, but they are not led by Nazis!

Triumph Of Crazies

The nut cases who now dominate our Congress achieved a major goal– their bizarre actions have finally gotten through to Iranian leaders who have decided that rants and raves of Cruz, Rubio, Schumer, Boehner, and dozens of others from both parties are the voice of our government. Imagine if Iranian diplomats warned of reaching an agreement with the major powers and threatened to veto any action by President Rouhani? The outbreak of hysteria in America and Israel has now attained its goal. It has made difficult reaching an accord with the Iranian government. When Bibi Netanyahu threatens to attack Iran and is hailed as a great leader by dozens of American congressmen, what is the message being sent to Iran?

President Rouhani, who is under great pressure from his crazies, shifted his rhetoric. “If there is no end to sanctions, there will not be an agreement. The end of these negotiations and signed deal must include a declaration of canceling oppressive sanctions on the great nation of Iran. What the UUS Senate, Congress, and others say is not our problem. We want mutual respect. We are talking with the major powers, not with Congress.”

Rouhani is under pressure to stand up for Iranian needs, Congress makes it appear that Iran is caving into major powers. No Iranian leader could reach an agreement that came across as a surrender. So, what comes next? Have our congressmen considered the alternative to this agreement? WAR, SUICIDE BOMBERS, MISSILES FROM LEBANON, etc..

Ayatollahs Speak

There are times when I can not tell the difference between the Great Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and leaders of the Republican party in Congress. Both have problems with the recent agreement between Iran and the six powers. On one hand, the Ayatollah said the agreement maintained the honor of Iran, but on the other hand, he has deep concerns with the agreement. He, along with Bibi Netanyahu and John Boehner wants some changes.

1. He insists that sanctions end yesterday.

2. He does not want the west to examine military sites.

3. “I am neither for or against the deal.

4. “NO deal is better than a bad deal.”

5. “The other side may want to stab us in the back.”

6. “It is too early for congratulations”

Bib Netanyahu

1. No deal is better than a bad deal

2. Iran is ready to stab us in the back

3. It is too early for congratulations.

4. I do not oppose a deal with Iran, only this is a bad deal.

From one Ayatollah to another!