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Iran On Our Minds

The American people will know within the coming twenty four hours whether or not John Kerry and fellow negotiators have been able to convince the government of Iran to agree to a process of ensuring that nation does not proceed on the road to nuclear weapons. At this point the only Middle Eastern nation that is permitted to make nuclear weapons is Israel. After all, we know that Israel would never invade another area in the region. The only nation that is allowed to bar UN inspectors into its nuclear facilities is Israel. So, it is time for Iran NOT to follow the Israel path and open its facilities to the United Nations and not to proceed with creating nuclear weapons. I do not know if an agreement will be reached. I do know that Iran has the right to develop a nuclear industry if it is based on principles of no nuclear weapons.

Reality: at some point the world has to bestow trust on the government of Iran. The agreement, if reached, will not be perfect. That is reality. Hopefully, with economic sanctions ending and goods and trade with Iran the young people of that nation will eventually get the right to express their desires for peace and the threat of war from Iran will end.

Friends Spy On One Another?

As you will recall, members of the Republican party insist that President Barack Obama is not really a true American and he owes his allegiance to some place in Africa. As you will recall, members of the Republican party place nation before anything else. The Wall Street Journal, a newspaper who really loves Barack Obama has come out with a story which claims that the Israel government has been spying on the American government and providing members of Congress with secrets. According to the WSJ, the “spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate negotiations and then then build a case against terms of the deal.” I think this is not really appropriate behavior on the part of one’s ALLY!

This story indicates that Israel then provided this information to Republicans in Congress in order to assist their efforts to halt negotiations with Iran. By any standard, if a Republican obtained information about American secrets from a foreign agent, they can be placed on trial as a traitor!

Israel Government Knows How To Achieve Peace

The election in Israel is now over, but the issues which dominated that event continue to dominate the news of the Middle East. Strategic Minister Yuval Steinitz insists that Bibi Netanyahu understands how to achieve peace in the Middle East. After all, he has crushed any Palestinians who dare oppose his views of Middle Eastern issues so why does not Barack Obama accept the fact that Netanyahu is the expert on peace in that region of the world. Mr. Steinitz wants the American people to realize that in regard to current discussions with Iran about resolution of atomic energy, “we think it’s going to be a bad, insufficient deal. It seems quite probable, it will happen, unfortunately.”

OK, so assume it is a bad deal. There are times in life when one is compelled to accept a deal that may not be perfect, but it, at least for the moment resolves a problem. So, what is the Bibi alternative?

1. Bomb Iran.

2. Force Iran to bomb Israel.

3. Cause the death of thousands of Israelis.

4. Cause the death of thousands of Iranians.

5. Create complete chaos in the Middle East.

6. Unleash hundreds of suicide bombers upon the Israel people,

THAT is the alternative to a “bad deal.”

US Options In Iran??

Every so often an American leader will utter words that completely confuse this writer. CIA Director was talking with a Fox News correspondent when he said: “There are a number of things that the United States has available to it to prevent Iran from getting a bomb.” He did not clarify what he meant so we thought it would be beneficial to spell out those possible weapons we possess.

1. We can send Bill O’Reilly to Iran to write “The Killing Of The Ayatollah”

2. We can make sure that all Fox News broadcasts are heard in Iran.

3. We can send Ted Cruz on a suicide mission to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities. Remember, he is the Senator from TEXAS!

4. We can refuse to talk with any and all Iranians.

5. We can get Bibi Netanyahu to pilot an Israel suicide bomber to blow up something in Iran.

6. We can get Sheldon Adelson to spend money on a newspaper in Iran that hates the government.

7. Of course, we can always send in the Marines.

If I was the leader of Iran, I would be scared to hell!

Republicans Insult The Flag

Members of the Republican party of the United States of America so enjoy posing as stalwart defenders of the nation and continue to be upset that this country is ruled by the tyrant from the land of Africa. I have always admired Senator John McCain for his defense of basic values to the nation and our flag. His buddy,Lindsay Graham, has always insisted that he places the good of country before the good of his party. But it increasingly is evident that this group of politicians who claim to be Republicans place their ideas as to what constitutes patriotism as the most important value in life. OK, Senator Graham has the right to disagree with the President on the issue of Iran and nuclear arms. So, here is the latest example that Republicans prefer behaving as children than mature adults.

Senator Graham has made clear that he will push through legislation that ends American participation in the United Nations unless President Obama adopts his views on how to negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons. He believes making a treaty with Iran is a “mistake for the ages”k and just like Bibi Netanyahu he intends to wreck the house because daddy Obama will not allow him to play with his toys. The Children’s Hour is now the most important time of the day in our Congress!

Mad Times In Iran Negotiations

Negotiations between major powers in the world and Iran have run into a roadblock. The infamous letter sent to the Iranian government by 47 Republican senators has created tension in the negotiation process. After all, if one is negotiating for the government of Iran certainly a question in your mind is whether or not an agreement that would be reached would some day be broken by the United States of America. Iranian
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wants to know what the hell is going on. There is no question that our new brilliant foreign policy expert, Senator Tom Cotton of the great state of Arkansas knows all about the issues confronting nations in the Middle East.

1. No agreement means that Iran will double down on supplying terrorist organizations in the region.

2. Iran will continue with its nuclear program regardless of sanctions. After all, they have been working for years under sanctions.

3. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if returned to power might just send Israel planes to bomb Iran!

4. Hezbollah has thirty thousand missiles which would be sent toward Israel.

5. Assume 90% are shot down by the famous dome–that still means three thousand will hit Jews in Israel.

6. This will result in a Republican letter to the president demanding an American air assault in Iran.

We live in an era in which nut cases run the asylum!

Will Israelis Vote With Minds?

In the coming days the people of Israel will cast their ballots and decide whether or not sanity rules rather than hysteria. Israel was founded as the one nation in the Middle East which was centered in an ethos of democracy and concern for all people. It arose in a world of dictatorships and had a foreign policy that wanted peace in the region.By the way in earlier days Israel had excellent relations with Turkey and even Iran. It was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who transformed the friends of Israel in Turkey into enemies. It is the policies of Benjamin Netanyhu which have led to the current situation in which the President of the United States of America no longer trusts or respects the government of Israel. The current isolation of Israel was created by Bibi and his American Jewish billionaires.

The voters in Israel w8iill determine if their country becomes part of those in the world seeking peace in the Middle East or whether Israel decides o walk the road leading to war and apartheid.

Crazy Times In Congress

I suspect that the infamous letter from 47 members of the Republican party that was sent to Iran is the first time in American history that a freshman Senator, led the way in American foreign policy.This stunt was the brainchild of Senator Cotton of the great state of Arkansas. The essential argument of these Republicans is that President Obama, once again is “trampling the Constitution” by making executive decisions. Republican congressmen insist the actions of Barack Obama have never previously been employed by any real American president. Look at the record:

In 1975 Republican President Ford signed an executive agreement known as the Helsinki Accords without consent of the Senate.

In 1982 Republican President, St.Ronald Reagan signed the US-USSR Strategic Arms Reduction agreement.

In 1984, St. Ronald signed a Nuclear Agreement with COMMUNIST CHINA!

And so on and so on. Thousands of such presidential executive agreements have been made. Senator Rand Paul told Secretary of State John Kerry that President Obama was “trampling the Constitution”and we “want you to obey the law.”

If one is ignorant of history than one is simply ignorant.

Wither Israel?

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States of America posing as the coming of Jesus Christ to awe struck Republicans who saw in him what they have not seen in Barack Obama. A man of action, a man willing and ready to stand up against terrorism, and a man who was a fighter for freedom. Unfortunately for Republicans in America, that same image is not shared with all people in Israel. Former chief of Mossad, Shabati Shavit blasted the Israel leader for his faults. “No one else is responsible for the failures in facing Hamas, the Iranian nuclear program. No one else is responsible for turning the United States from an ally into an enemy.” he pointed out that Bibi “central problem is that he does not initiate, he only reacts all the time.” In other words, there is no Israel diplomacy that leads to peace.

Polls indicate a shift to the opposition parties in Israel. 50,000 turned up for a rally against Bibi. Poverty is rising in Israel, one third of the people are in poverty and most Israelis would prefer peace in their time to ongoing nonstop war and threats of war. Bibi can frighten, but he cannot offer any plan that leads to peace. He is the Tea Party of Israel, attack, attack, but never offer solutions to anything.

Israel Rally For Peace

The Republican party of Israel, oops, I mean the Israel equivalent of the Republican party, insists that ISRAEL stands with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and that when he speaks, he speaks for ALL JEWS throughout the world. A mass rally was held in Israel and the estimates of how many attended range from 40,000 to 80,000. It is quite clear that these citizens of Israel do NOT believe Bibi is their leader. Among the speakers a the rally was Meir Dagan, former head of Mossad. “I’m not a politician or a public servant,and I’m not here out of personal aspirations or in search of appointments, the only party to which I belong is the state of Israel.” He went on to emphasize that Israel is a nation that is surrounded by enemies, but the only real enemy is “our leadership.”

The main threat to the existence of Israel is and has always been, one, Benjamin Netanyahu. He has failed:

to resolve issues with Palestinians.
he has over reacted to the death of three Israel children by murdering 1500 innocent civilians in Gaza.
he has absolutely NO alternative plan to deal with Iran other than shout for ware!