Category Archives: Iran

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!

Bibi, Foreign Policy Expert?

Members of the Republican party and a lot of Democratic Senators regard Israel Prime Minister as an expert on the Middle East. Here is the record:

1. In 1992, Bibi insisted that Iran was a few years away from having an atomic bomb.

2. In 2002 Bibi insisted that America had to invade Iraq and end the menace of Saddam.

3. In 2003, Bibi insisted that Iran was a few years away from an atomic bomb.

4. When Bibi took over leadership of Israel, its closest ally was Turkey and the IDF and Turkish army units conducted joint exercises. Today, Turkey is furious at Israel due to attacks on its ships and murder of
Turkish citizens.

5. In 2010 Bibi insisted that Iran was close to having an atomic bomb.

6. Bibi believes the solution we should follow is to bomb Iran.

7. Hezbollah in Lebanon has 30,000 missiles which will be sen toward Israel in case of war.

8. The prior three heads of Mossad insist that attacking Iran would be a mistake.

So, why is Bibi an expert??

Report On Iran

Erich Follath was sent by the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, to Iran and here is his report.

1. He met many students who were listening to the Bob Dylan song, “The Times They Are Achanging.’

2. Young boys and girls walked the streets holding hands.

3. Many young girls were pushing their chador back so the boys could so the boys could see their hair.

4. He was told that “many mosques are empty but malls are packed with people.”

5. He was told never to stand by a cleric when seeking a taxi because they do not want clerics in their cab.

6. Students told him: “we have lost the world’s respect through our excesses.” He encountered clerics who said the same thing.

Students want their right to be a land in which peaceful use of atomic energy is allowed. They are proud of their country and want to live in peace with the world.

This report will never appear on Fox News!

Bibi Never Gives UP

It is understandable that Bibi Netanyahu is upset because the good old days when American forces fought and died in Iraq is no longer possible. Bibi is a fighter who never gives up regardless of the fact the guy he is fighting wants to end violence and work for peace. Of course, Bibi and his buddies in Congress are convinced that Iranians can not be trusted and the only land in the Middle East which can is ISRAEL. So, examine the record:

Israel launched an attack in 1956 against Egypt until told to stand down by President Eisenhower–a Republican.

Israel launched an attack in 1967 and won the Six Day War.

Israel invaded Lebanon in the 1980s

Israel has four times invaded the Gaza Strip.

And, violent Iran: IT HAS NEVER INVADED A MIDDLE EASTERN NATION.

Anyway, Yuval Steinitz, Israel minister strategic affairs said that military action is possible against Iran. “It was on the table. It is still on the table. It’s going to remain on the table.”More words of peace from Israel.

FINALLY A DEAL!

It is the first night of Passover and Jews who love Bibi Netanyahu and John Boehner are crying in their matzo soup. The evil one who goes by the name of Barack Obama has pulled off the impossible. Together with five other nations an agreement has been reached with Iran to end the immediate threat of a nuclear bomb race. According to Obama,”we have reached solutions monkey parameters on a joint comprehensive plan of action” I assume this means that Ted Cruz will not be leading US bombers on their flight of destruction and war. Iran has agreed to retain only one enrich meant facility and the nuclear site known as Fardo will be transformed into a scientific research lab. Naturally, this agreement to preclude an Iranian nuclear bomb upsets Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu. What now to scare Israelis with and provide Fox News with snhty heads shouting for war!

The “executive agreement between two heads of state is not a treaty and thus does not require Senate approval. It is a start. It enables the people of Iran several years in which to move toward a more democratic society. Who knows where Iran will be ten years from now. However, we can say that, for the moment, threat of war is not in the immediate present.

No News From Iran

There is no good news, there is no bad news from the negotiations with Iran over issues of nuclear weapons. Secretary of State John Kerry and his colleagues continue to talk and the Iranians continue to talk. It is clear that Iran seeks some sort of agreement in order to end its economic isolation and become part of the world economy. Iran contains a large number of well educated young people who just want to become linked to other young people and have the right to a decent job in a modern economy. They want their nation to move beyond the world of just depending upon oil for jobs and depend upon high technology and communication with other young people in the world. So, what is delaying any form of settlement of issues?

1. Iran wants an immediate end of sanctions. This will NOT occur. The Big 5 plus one demand evidence of compliance with the agreement.

2. Iran refuses to send some of its nuclear product to a safe place in another land. Kerry and the others want proof that Iran could not build a nuclear weapon within a year.

There simply is not enough trust on the part of either side. Trust is the initial issue. Iran must recognize they are not trusted and the Kerry group must recognize they are are not trusted.

Has anyone considered the idea of sending in Ted Cruz and John Boehner to demonstrate how opposing sides can work with an opposing force in a peaceful manner??