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Obama sweeps history toward the Mullahs

Obama sweeps history toward the Mullahs

A grand bargain with evil.

I can’t recall an event since I started this website in 2008 that has been as historically consequential as the nuclear deal the United States and five other countries just struck with Iran.

It is the sweep of history.

The deal is Obama’s deal. He drove it, he crafted it with John Kerry as the scrivener, and he pulled the other powers along with it.

The defects in the Iran nuclear deal are being exposed in great detail. Those problems are serious and real.

But what has troubled me the most as I read through the varied technical analyses is the same thing that has bothered me since June 2009, when the Iranian people rose up against the Mullah regime after fraudulent elections.

Obama was silent for weeks in the face of brutal regime oppression and repression, and then structured a response designed to keep the Mullahs in power.

[Video of the Rooftop Revolution in Tehran, June 9, 2009]

I wrote about it at the time, Negotiations Preconditioned On Mullah Rule:

During the [2008] campaign and after assuming the presidency, Barack Obama repeatedly stated his willingness to engage in negotiations with Iran without any preconditions. But that was and is not true.

The events of the past two weeks [of June 2009], including the revelation that Obama sent a letter in May to “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reveal that there is one precondition to negotiations which Obama willingly embraces: United States acceptance of Mullah rule in Iran in perpetuity.

Acceptance of Mullah rule, notwithstanding what the people of Iran may want or basic human rights, is the key to the Grand Bargain the Obama administration seeks to strike with Iran. In fact, U.S. help to perpetuate the Mullahtocracy appears to be the ONLY precondition.

Making continued Mullah rule the only precondition to negotiations has two negative effects. First, it demonstrates the falsity of the notion that Obama stands for positive change in the Muslim world, particularly for women. Second, it takes off the table the only issue which really matters to the Mullahs, and thereby makes negotiations over Iran’s nuclear weapons program less, not more, likely to succeed.

Only someone who never has had to negotiate anything of significance in his life would pursue a policy of conceding his best negotiating point as a precondition to negotiations. Only someone who is supremely cynical would make a “historic” speech to the Muslim world promising to work for fundamental human rights, yet concede that issue before negotiations with Iran have started.

[Protests, Tehran June 13, 2009]

Barack Obama cast his lot with the Mullahs in 2009, and has again in 2015.

The economic and military sanctions on Iran will be lifted, the nuclear program continued, and above all, the Mullahs strengthened throughout the region, and beyond.

In every way, Iran is the new hegemon.

That will be the sweep of history, and it didn’t need to be that way.

But it’s what Obama always has wanted, and his greatest achievement.


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Sammy Finkelman | July 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Obama doesn’t understand negotiating, not just about this, but also about price. He seems to think things cost what they do.

V.A.L.E.R.I.E. J.A.R.R.E.T.T.

Midwest Rhino | July 14, 2015 at 10:32 pm

“Only someone who is supremely cynical would make a “historic” speech to the Muslim world promising to work for fundamental human rights, yet concede that issue before negotiations with Iran have started.”

I’m not sure he wanted Iran to gain power, so much as he wanted the USA OUT of power. His agitprop was about putting on a “brave face” to the US to con his way into a second term. He wouldn’t lift a finger for the Green Party when they were dying in the street for what Obama purported to support. Obama can barely contain his contempt and scorn for America, and it would seem those Greens were too western for his odd taste.

When ISIS beheads Christians, or sells them for slaves, Obama uses the bully pulpit to preach that we had the Crusades. Obama and Jarrett had an arranged “marriage” into their political communist union, by their FBI monitored communist parents. Jarrett is the Mommy in this Manchurian Candidate remake.

Obama came from a broken socialist home, was raised by commie mentors, and now gets his revenge. Guess who’s coming to Dinner? It’s Obama’s radical terrorist friend the Mullah. He’s not welcome in the nuclear family, and he is not well intentioned like Sidney Poitier’s character. But Obama held his hand and brought him into the family.

Obama is no Muslim, he is more commie, but his hate toward white successful Christian America dominates. His legacy is some “God Damn America” dystopian hell, where the white invaders are made to pay.

Does the crazed big money left really think this will end well?

    Vascaino in reply to Midwest Rhino. | July 15, 2015 at 10:03 am

    After everything has been said and done in this deal I can imagine that Obama is setting up Iran as his proxy to commit mayhem in the region.
    Thgey are already in a position to block the mouth to the Red Sea thereby closing Suez to shipping and exposing Europe to blackmail.
    They will dictate oil policy to the Arabian Peninsula
    The Saudis and Israelis will also suffer, and if the Iranians have nuclear weapons who is going to come to the “rescue”?

As with ObamaDoggle and “gay marriage”, all part of the Obamic “Legacy”.

Way to go, Barracula. The blood and suffering be on you. The American Pol Pot.

Obama wanted a legacy. When the mushroom cloud rises over Tel Aviv, he’ll have one.

Now that the deal is concluded, I predict Kerry will take “credit” and declare his candidacy for president (again).

So at least we’ll have some comedy to ease the pain of this.

Remember that a Republican Congress, specifically elected to stop this asshole, has done nothing but throw rose petals before him on his path to progressive glory.

Neville Chamberlain reported dancing in his crypt….

LukeHandCool | July 14, 2015 at 11:35 pm

If only our medical doctors were Mullahs. Then, if you liked your Mullah, you could keep your doctor. Period.

Sammy, we all agree the guy is an idiot.

Idiot or not, he is also a traitor.

I imagine the Ayatollah would allow any temporary “concessions” in exchange for the immediate $100 billion signing bonus in the form of releasing the frozen assets held in the West – not to mention the steady cash flow of being able to sell their stockpiled oil on the open market again.

Estimates were the sanctions, when fully in force, were costing Iran at least $10 billion a year. The assets alone cover that loss for ten years. They would take that even if they intended not to comply with ANY of the other agreements for even one day beyond the time the checks clear.

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There are two rays of hope, though.

1. The mullahs may at least go through the motions of compliance until inspections get to close to the truth, a year or two or more. That could mean a new Administration that will not allow them to get away with it, putting all options back on the table for real.

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2. Fear of Iranian nukes may change the strategy of others.

The main reason given for Israel’s supposed inability to act alone is their lack of refueling capacity to get their jets there and back. But if Saudi Arabia and Jordan wish to avoid Iranian hegemony, they may decide to grant Israel flyover rights, maybe even let them land to refuel. There are no permanent alliances, there are only national interests.

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The argument air strikes won’t work is based on the theory that underground facilities are immune to even our best bunker-busting bombs (not technically difficult to build).

But not only is this supposition, it overlooks that if you can bomb all the entrance and exit tunnels (identified by long term satellite images of traffic in and out), the facilities can be made inaccessible even if they can’t be destroyed.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Estragon. | July 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    “The argument air strikes won’t work is based on the theory that underground facilities are immune to even our best bunker-busting bombs (not technically difficult to build).”

    Biggest bullshit argument out there. It is not necessary to destroy the underground facilities to put them out of action. From the air you can take out everything that serves these facilities, whatever part of their infrastructure that isn’t deep in a bunker. The whole thing isn’t in a bomb-proof bunker: power lines, water sources, roads, railroads, airports, supporting freight carriers.

    If you want to stop Iran’s nuke & missle programs, you don’t have to level the facilities themselves – you level Teheran, where the leadership lives and works.

theduchessofkitty | July 15, 2015 at 3:12 am

He just gave away the store, in the name of his “legacy.”

Jimmy Carter must feel pretty good about now. He’s no longer the Worst. President. Ever!

And his Iran nuclear legacy will be known as Obombacare.

An Open Letter to Malia and Natasha,

Dear Girls

Well, yesterday’s headlines seem to bookend perfectly the accomplishments of those who have struggled mightily for most of my lifetime, the big and small of it: a nuclear arms treaty – or is it still just an agreement, or a deal? –- with Iran and finding a good use (doing good, you know) for all those organs, body parts, and tissues from aborted (terminated, ended, stopped?) – what to call it – pregnancies (nuisance conditions, inconveniences) that would otherwise have been wasted. (Your patience is requested here, words are increasingly difficult for us old people.)

However grand these accomplishments, remember, headlines are mere announcements, a very few select words that shortchange and do great injustice to the true accomplishment of the times and struggles: the ability to consciously do these things. To fully understand, better to pull back the curtain a bit, look behind the headlines. Finding areas of agreement to enable arming the leaders of a country that for two generations has sworn and worked tirelessly to annihilate its neighbors and those who differ with it; that stones to death women among its citizens who dare to disobey someone about something–who and about what isn’t always clear; with a country that hangs its citizens for personal beliefs and practices; to be able to ignore those habits and find areas of mutual understanding and trust with the leaders of such a country is a gift of immense proportions.

And the second headline, seemingly a micro version of the first headline’s macro accomplishment, is really the announcement of a like achievement – the ability to manage ones’ conscience while proceeding toward a goal. It celebrates the ability to dismember an embryo with great care, so as to preserve intact for further study, select cells or groups of cells, organs, and appendages that would otherwise have gone out in the trash. The achievement here is to view the event as nothing more than the skillful dissection of a large clump of cells, a grand lab exercise if you will – also a gift of immense proportions.

So girls, proceed joyously through life unconstrained by matters of the soul, secure in the knowledge that those who follow you will be products of a society and an educational system that has almost completely removed the baggage of conscience that has so often impeded the accomplishment of great the things such as those announced in yesterday’s headlines.

Best wishes and good luck in the new, improved world.

DINORightMarie | July 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

There is a very apt comparison of this deal to the NoKo framework Bill Clinton outlined in 1994 at the Daily Caller (and elsewhere). Spot-on, IMHO.

Very eerily similar. No doubt, by design.

Too bad the Senate p!ssed away their ability to stop this – and it is a treaty – and won’t have the guts or brains to muster a veto override vote (I predict).

Grand bargain? A bargain requires a two way exchange. This deal is good for the Mullahs but bad for the US and the western world. We were out-negotiated, out-foxed, and the resulting deal is not only bad but humiliating. No doubt left now at all, Obama is the worst president in history. Can we survive 18 more months? Will he just get worse as the end of his constitutional term nears and his power ebbs away? We can only hope that since this deal is being handled an “not a treaty,” his successor will sweep it away, along with his executive orders and overreaching federal agency actions with a single executive order cancelling it all with the stroke of a pen.

Henry Hawkins | July 15, 2015 at 11:16 am

If anything, we underestimate the horrors this will bring. What a gawdawful move by Obama.

Iran’s intercontinental missile program is left in place. While Israel is the obvious #1 target of Iran and the mullahs, note that Iran and Israel are on the same continent, of course. Whom do we suppose Iran’s inevitable nuclear tipped ICBMs will be pointed at?

Know this, a very large part of the GOP’s chances in 2016 will depend on how they handle this Iran deal. One more cave by Congress – especially on such a monumental issue – and they’ll start losing even their moderates, with half the conservatives already lost, told to piss off by Jeb Bush and all the other Rovish RINOs.

The guy is nothing if not consistent. He kisses the behinds of the bad guys and bullies the good guys and squishies.

bobinreverse | July 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Barry is conducting 2 pronged war against traditional US meaning whites. Prong 1 is nuking up iran ans using them as proxy agaiibst U.S. allies outside us prong 2 is to incite havoc wirg blacks and to eventually spread riots in us all over meaning in future to white areas

So eventually traditional white populationis is going to be in vice. No where to run or hide. Always new this was Barry’s plan but didn’t think it would be so quick.

And at this point current and upcoming demographics don’t indicate any reversals.

On brighter note if freddy cops walk ensuing riots are going to spread to the white Libby areas in many major U.S. cities

Already know this is somewhat crazy and racist and not up to thinking of many people here but again we have a prez who wants to wipe out regular us and now has 2 proxy armies to do so.

Liberals and their “Progressive” progeny can no longer whine about how the “mess” that previous administrations bequeathed black messiah in the Middle East are to blame for his own massive failings in the region, from this day forward absolutely every body added to piles over there he owns.