Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Iran Deal: Who's The JV Team?

We all remember President Obama's massive miscalculation when he flippantly dismissed ISIS in 2014 as "the JV (junior varsity) team".  Watch this video in which CNN's Wolf Blitzer of all people schools National Security Advisor Susan Rice on the Iran deal, specifically about the enhanced ability of the "Death to America, Death to Israel" mullahs to fund terrorist organizations with the unfreezing of up to $150 billion in financial assets.

As you evaluate the worth of the Iran deal keep in mind the President's other huge miscalculations in the Mideast apart from ISIS:
  • Announcing in 2012 that Iraq was now a stable, secure democracy.
  • Backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in its failed attempt to create a radical regime.
  • Calling Yemen "a model for counterinsurgency" just before the collapse of the government we supported and the emergence of competing Al Qaeda and Iranian backed Shiite factions triggering Saudi participation in the conflict.
  • Carelessly and publicly drawing a "red line" regarding chemical weapons use by the Assad regime in Syria and then doing nothing when that line was crossed.  And let's not forget his statement from May of this year regarding the use of chlorine by the Syrian regime that "chlorine was not historically a chemical weapon" which would come as a surprise to the thousands who died from exposure to chlorine in World War One and its inclusion as a banned chemical weapon (perhaps he didn't take that course in college, instead electing to hear from Edward Said about how the West was at fault for everything in the Middle East).
  • Telling us in 2012 that Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist President of Turkey, was one of the five world leaders with whom he maintains a close personal relationship.  This is the same President who had already stated "democracy was like a bus ride, once he gets to his stop he will get off"; now backs ISIS against the Kurds and stokes rising anti-Semitism in his country where his party's TV channel recently broadcast a sequel to The Protocols of the Elder Zion.
And let's not even get started on the Israeli-Palestinian thing.

On the other hand, as Hillary Clinton so eloquently pointed out "at this point, what difference does it make?"

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