Category Archives: Iran

Bibi’s Nightmare!

Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is confronting a nightmare, the Iranian government is presenting plans to Western nations that might result in a resolution of their conflicts with other nations. Iran Foreign Minister Mohmmad javad Zarif presented a six month time table on how to proceed with a plan that resolves the dispute over the Iran work on nuclear energy. All participants describe current talks as the most productive in years. These reports are causing consternation in Jerusalem since how can the Israel government proceed with its crazy plan to bomb Iran if the nuclear bomb issue is resolved? Bibi needs some nation to fear if he is able to continue frightening Israelis with disaster and a reason to vote for him.

Bibi once again urged Western nations to continue with sanctions. It is time to end some sanctions as a reward to Iranian leaders who are under pressure from hard liners to stand up for nuclear weapons. Bibi and Iranian hard liners agree on one thing–FEAR is the weapon of war.

No Hating Jews Today!

It is another difficult day for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani cancelled a scheduled conference which was supposed to discuss why people should hate Jews. It was set up by prior President Ahmadinejad. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said such conferences impede the road to peace that is being pursued by the Iranian government. Naturally, hard-liners in Iran are furious terming the cancellation a “disaster” and a “big mistake.” Supposedly “scholars” were to discuss why everyone should hate Jews. I assume they would be citing evidence from the Bible. President Rouhani is serious about resolving Iranian differences with the western world and creating conditions that would lead to stimulating the Iranian economy.

My informants in Israel inform me that Bibi Netanyahu is furious. He was a fervent supporter of the conference because he needs evidence that Iran wants to wipe Israel off the map. There are reports Bibi has contacted those “scholars”and urged them to speak out against Israel. We suggest that Bibi work with those “scholars” and offer them a site in Israel to hold the conference.

Will Tea Party Ideas Destroy Middle East Peace??

In 2001, President Khatami of Iran reached out to assist American forces which were sweeping through Afghanistan in order to destroy the Taliban. He also approached President George Bush with offers of negotiating resolution of problems with the United States. Bush responded with insults and that ended an opportunity to avoid Iran’s march to nuclear development. Today, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seeks to end conflict with the United States, the nut cases in Congress like Senator Ted Cruz seek to prevent an American-Iranian peaceful resolution of conflict. Some hawks in Congress are ready to pass legislation authorizing use of military force against Iran just as Iran is working for peaceful relations with the United States. There are members of Congress who regard any peaceful working with Iran as an example of a “bad deal.”

The crazies are ready to destroy the American economy and the nut cases are ready to prevent the end of any Iranian nuclear weapon development. They want to “hang tough.” Perhaps, someone can explain why the president has to “sell peace?” America increasingly has become a nation run by men and women who lack any knowledge of economics, and certainly no knowledge of foreign policy.

Bibi Goes Bonkers

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very upset because President Barack Obama is talking with the president of Iran. The thought of Iran and the United States reaching agreements on issues such as nuclear power fightens the man who thrives on crisis and fear. How could he frighten the people of Israel with images of bombs pouring down on them or terrorists roaming the streets without some enemy? President Obama promised the man who spreads fear there was nothing to be frightened about. I wonder if Obama apologized to Bibi for not seeking his permission to pursue the AMERICAN foreign policy. At this moment, President Obama agrees with European allies that a sensible compromise would allow Iran to pursue a nuclear program as long as it does not pursue development of nuclear weapons.

Of course, it might assist reaching a compromise with Iran if Israel would allow United Nations observers to observe their nuclear weapons. The ONLY nation with nuclear weapons in the Middle East is ISRAEL! I am not discussing removing atomic weapons from Israel but the concept of allowing UN inspectors to examine the Israel program.

Let’s Fly Together

A few days ago President Hassan Rouhani engaged in phone conversation with the president of the United States. As of this moment, the sky is still up there, no reports of hurricanes or riots or dead bodies. Rouhani has now asked a top aide, Akbar Torkan. to investigate the possibility of direct plane flights from Iran to the United States. After all, those who fly together may wind up flocking together. Iran has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who departed for other nations. If these people were guaranteed safety in Iran they might return as tourists and help Iran develop a thriving tourist industry.

It is small steps that begin the process of peace. Fly away together.

Rouhani Rumbles On

Somewhere in this promised land, the sun is shining bright,but somewhere in the land of Israel,religious folk lament the dawn of a new day. President Hassan Rouhani chatted on the phone with President Obama and they discussed the road to peace. Obama concluded the talk with “God be with you.” I am certain that those who spend their days claiming to be in contact with the old guy up in the sky are very upset because peace and reconciliation are words being spoken rather than threats of violence.Upon his arrival in Tehran, Rouhani discovered that Friday prayer leaders praised his performance at the United Nations. However,his car was greeted with eggs and stones by hard liners.There are reports the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised his actions.

We now have an opportunity to walk along the road of peace and avoid death of the innocent. It is clear there are people in Iran and people in Israel,who prefer acts of violence. After all, God told them to kill. IF, there is a God, let us hope “it” seeks peace and love–for ALL his people.

Let’s Jaw Jaw And End War War!

Finally, after thirty years of silence between the United States and leaders of Iran the time has come to sit down and engage in discussions and negotiation. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been instructed by his government to discuss the issue of atomic energy with foreign policy leaders from the Security Council. He will be talking with US Secretary of State John Kerry in an effort to end threats and warnings and talk of bombing Iran. The people of Iran want a return to normaly and this begins with negotiations whose goal is developing a process which allows Iran to pursue atomic energy without pursuing atomic weapons. The Iranian economy is in a shambles and Iranians want a new birth of openess in their society.

Hopefully, in the process of discussing this topic, the issue of Syria can also be discussed. Hopefully, there is a possibility of uncovering a cease fire in the process of death and disaster. Ironically, the only nation in the Middle East which refuses to open up its atomic facilities is ISRAEL!

Rouhani Offers Peace

Hopefully, the United States government is finally placing the interests of this nation along with the search for world peace ahead of the narrow interests of a segment of Israel society. Unfortunately, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has still to grasp that peace can be achieved if all nations display respect for the interests that lead to world peace and cooperation. It is time to cease catering to a small clique of Israel fanatics whose arrogance and refusal to acknowledge that Palestinians also have the right to an independent nation. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again made clear his willingness to cooperate in the quest for peace. He insisted that Iran had the right to a nuclear industry. President Obama and President Rouhani assigned their foreign policy leaders to cooperate and discuss possible solutions for avoiding a nuclear showdown.Rouhani made clear “our national interests make it imperative that we remove any and all reasonable concerns about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.”

It is rather ironic that the only Middle Eastern nation which does have atomic weapons–Israel– refuses to open its nuclear facilities to the UN while demanding that Iran take such action. It is the responsibility of the president of the United States to place world interests at the top of our agenda rather than the interests of fanatic Israel fundamentalist religious folk.

Obama Acts Presidential

This has been a tough week for the Israel lobby and the government of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu. Gee, an American president has decided to do what is right for world peace rather than cater to the Israel lobby whose only concern is perpetuation of the Netanyahu government rather than what is right for the people of Israel, the people of the United States and the world population. President Obama made clear he had send letters to newly elected President Hassan Rouhani and was ready to take him up on an offer to negotiate the end of nuclear weapons in Iran. He directed Secretary of State John Kerry to be directly involved in any discussions. Obama is the first American leader to admit the CIA overthew the government of Iran in 1953 when it organized a group to drive the Iranian leader, Mossaegh from power.

Finally, common sense is in charge of the American government rather than the Israel lobby when it comes to dealing with Iran. The US has to cease being ordered around by Israel as to how America should conduct its policy toward Iran.

Obama finally made clear “there is a growing recognition within Israel that the occupation of the West Bank is tearing the democratic fabric of the Jewish state.” He called upon the international community to work for peace betwen Israel and Palestinians. It is time for Jews in Israel to behave in accordance with historic Jewish values that respect the rights of ALL people!

Israel Says Don’t Listen To Words

During the past eight years the government of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cited words expressed by former Iranian President Ahmadinejad as proof that Iran wants to destroy Israel. Over and over Bibi has cited the denial of the Holocaust as evidence Iran can not be trusted. Listen to those words exclaims Netanyahu, the words are the evidence of evil. A spokesman for Prime Minister Netanyahu told the media: “the true test is not Rouhani’s words, but rather the deeds of the Iranian regime which continues to aggressively advance its nuclear program wile Rouhani is giving interviews.” I am confused. If Ahmadinejad’s words are proof that Iran wants to destroy Israel doesn’t it mean that if Rouhani expresses desire to work with Israel it means that Iran does NOT wish to destroy Israel? Former Israel ambassador to the US, Zalman Shova made clear, “we’re more cautious or perhaps more suspicious.”

President Rouhani has assured the US and the world that he wants to negotiate. He has promised that his nation does not seek atomic weapons. I wonder if Israel can make the same claim that it does not wish to have atomic bombs? Rouhani wants to negotiate, work with him. What exactly is the problem with talking? Jaw jaw, not war war.