by Karl Spain
Why would the president agree to a deal that presents the issue outlined below, namely that this deal forces Iran to allegedly back off from bomb production but makes no attempt even — to restrain them from terrorist and expansionist behavior.
For reasons listed below the news quotes and are also in my earlier blog piece: “Obama is a Christian and courageous man” — it is possible for both of these things be true; meaning the worlds worst fears are genuine and Obama’s Hail Mary is also worth the risk.
First the news, by Larry Kudlow for Newsmax:
“Iran’s top officials, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, are saying economic sanctions must end immediately and that UN inspectors will not be granted unfettered access to military installations and nuclear construction sites.
But this may be nothing more than Iranian domestic political spin. And as long as there’s a potential deal, a critical point needs to be made: There is no provision for, or even discussion of, putting political restraints on Iran. That is, there is nothing in this deal that would force Iran to change its terrorist ways. Iran will continue to be the number-one state sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East, no matter what the deal.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz make a crucial point: “Absent the linkage between nuclear and political restraint, America’s traditional allies will conclude that the U.S. has traded temporary nuclear cooperation for acquiescence to Iranian hegemony.”
Put another way, there could be a U.S.-Iran deal that postpones Iran’s nuclear weaponization for ten or more years. But tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that, Iran will continue to sponsor its terrorist proxies, like Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, keep proxy troops in Syria, continue its efforts to take over Iraq, further its designs on Yemen, and confront Sunni Saudi Arabia.”
It’s inconceivable to me and I’m sure to my Faithful 5 readers, that Obama does not see the threat to the United states in all this and that is why I think he is attempting an end run around the Ayatollah’s. I think this agreement is a message to the Iranian people and the message is, the world is sane, your country’s leaders are not. Come out into the light.
I don’t think it will work in the time frame it must – but it’s the only idea I have ever seen that has a long term chance of success — because Obama is right about one critical thing — Iran must change, or it will end in devastating war for them.