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Israel, the new Czechoslovakia

Who knew Richard Cohen reads QandO?  Today’s headline on his op/ed:”Iran: The Obamacare of Foreign Policy”.

Of course he means it differently than I did yesterday.

There was no “better deal” — the fantasy of all those who hate Iran and hate Obama (which of them more is often unclear). The nuclear deal has become “such a luscious piece of Republican propaganda,” William Luers, the director of The Iran Project, whose goal is to improve American-Iranian relations, told me. And a long election season has already begun.

Or said another way, the “deal” was the goal. Not a good deal or the best deal, but any deal.  Any deal at all.

My guess is Chamberlin had exactly the same goal in mind when he returned from Munich. And we all know how that turned out.

Sorta like Iran thinks this is going to turn out:

“The US officials make boastful remarks and imagine that they can impose anything on the Iranian nation because they lack a proper knowledge of the Iranian nation.”

Also today, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said they have work to do.

The IRGC’s top commander in Tehran province, Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, told operating units undergoing drills in the capital that “they (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” according to Fars.

“And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world, specially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists,” Kazzemeini said.

Yessiree … peace in our time!


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14 Responses to Israel, the new Czechoslovakia

  • Yeah, Israel and the US are a little further for the morons to walk than the Tigris/Euphrates swamps once their support systems litter what’s left of the roads out of Tehran.
    Again, another country that doesn’t have a clue what it’s like to fight us when we, uh, actually go and FIGHT them.

    Someone should send them some photos of Highway 80 from 1991. Though they’d probably tell each other those were American vehicles smouldering on the road.

    • Right … which is all well and good unless Iran develops a nuclear first strike capability … which, given this “deal”, is more likely than ever.

      • Biggest concern I have is they’re either there or within months of being there right now.
        I think all they want is to grab the cash they’ve been denied before they slap one in a shipping container.
        My bet is they’re not that comfortable with their ability to land a warhead where they want it, and it might get intercepted, so they’ll take it in manually.

        What really worries me is unlike the Russians, who I always figured were cold steel calculators, I think the Iranians really ARE that crazy.

        • Russia is in full form. They are counting on Iran being crazy
          1) They destabilize the Middle East what happens to the price of oil is clearr. Even better if war starts. Even much better if they turn the landscape to a cinder.
          2) Who can protect Europe (Eastern Europe) from ICBMs? We can’t. We let ourselves be scared off by the Russians. Russia via the ICBM treaties has always maintained an ABM site and the technology. They can probably defend the old Eastern block against a ones-ies – twos-ies ICBM attack from Iran. Nice way to intimidate the old gang back together.

  • John Kerry yesterday talked about giving Israel billions in new weaponry.
    I had a hard time juxtapositioning this with the hope of yet another Noble Prize.

    • And how sensible it is to hand them billions in weaponry that won’t stop a nuke.
      The signal sucks, the implication is we’ll hand them enough to conventionally turn Tehran into a parking lot. As you said, great basis for a Noble prize.
      Clearly well thought out, calling Kerry a moron is an insult to real morons.

      • They can say anything. When it comes time to deliver they won’t.

        I wouldn’t put it past this bunch, to signal Israel and attack is acceptable, then use that attack to justify depriving further military support to Israel.

        • I see it more as promising them 20,000 pikes and 40,000 arrows with golden pikeheads and gold leafed fletching.
          Or 20,000 swords to a country that has a population of 5,000.
          Which as you say, they will probably fail to deliver anyway.

          If Israel can’t occupy the ground in Iran, and they can’t, the weapons won’t mean spit.
          Unless he’s going to outfit their air force with our F22s, and that just isn’t going to happen.

          • The terms of the treaty pretty much dictate that Israel has to nuke all possible nuke development sites, just to be sure.

  • “The Iran Project, whose goal is to improve American-Iranian relations, t”

    And once we have improved those relations we can move onto secondary goals like peace, freedom, etc.

    • The very best opportunity we are likely to have was muffed when Barracula turned his freedom-hating back on the Green Revolution.

      THAT was a bellwether for this crap, The Mad Deal as I calls it. There really is no other way to describe it.

      The NEXT POTUS needs to be one that will burn the deal, and convince Iran IT will be burned, too, if it keeps on its present course.

      • My prediction is that the next President, of either party, will continue to stand by the deal unless Iran violates the deal in such a big way that even Democrats will have to admit a violation exists. Political inertia is pretty strong.

        • Political inertia is pretty strong.

          But the POLITICS are AGAINST the deal. As is horse sense.

  • Like Communism, Islam poses an existential threat to western civilization. Like Communism, there is a faction of Islam which is content to immigrate and conquer peacefully through elections, etc. Europe and Canada are examples. Like Communism, there is another violent faction that is quite content to conquer in the traditional Islamic way, or die trying. See Isis, Al Qaeda, Iran, etc.