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!
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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.
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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.
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As you will recall, Republicans and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been shouting about the ill timed negotiations with the evil government of Iran. According to the Republican party, the incompetent President Barack Obama is giving into the government of Iran and thus surrendering to the forces of terror. For some reason, the offers being made to the Iran government are being refused on grounds that the so called 5 Powers plus one refuse to give into Iran demands. I do get confused. On one hand, Bibi insists we are giving into the demands of Iran while Iran insists their opponents refuse to accept their terms. Heck, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov even walked out of the room in disgust with the Iranian refusal to accept a fair plan.
Basically, Iran wants an immediate end to sanctions while the other side wants a gradual relaxation of sanctions. I wonder what next Republicans will charge Obama with doing–refusing to accept the demands of Iran??
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