Iran’s Strategy – From the Inside

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Ali Hosseini Khamenei

Ali Hosseini Khamenei

The mainstream media is doing its best this weekend to extract the National disaster of Obamacare from the headlines. The crowbar it has been provided is the announcement by the Obama/Jarrett team of a deal with Iran.  The MSM’s representations concerning the sanctions/nuclear agreement are almost as useful as the Administration’s, “you can keep your doctor.”

Let’s get the humour contained in this, “historical agreement,” out of the way.  This bit of humour, for example, should cause common sense to scream with laughter, before depression sets in,   “The first step would be time-bound, with a duration of 6 months, and renewable by mutual consent, during which all parties will work to maintain a constructive atmosphere for negotiations in good faith.”  Hard to believe, however,   The Joint Plan Of Action, as the deal is called, actually uses a term like, “good faith,” not only implying a degree of confidence in Khamenei’s word, but implicitly affirming an absolute reliance on the trustworthiness of Iran’s supreme power, Ali Hosseini Khamenei.  No need to regurgitate how he feels about America, or about Israel.  He is a religious zealot whose mind will not be moved. And yet, suddenly, this Administration lays one pillar in the construct of an agreement, which has the potential to affect all of mankind, on this man’s “good faith.”  So what could go wrong?

Everything.  How do we know?  Simple: Liars doing deals with Liars and claiming Liars can be trusted leads to disaster for the unsuspecting. Which one is the “liar” referred to here?  Does it matter?

Let’s become wall flowers and insinuate ourselves into a very private, very secret, meeting occurring in Teheran during the past year.

•  Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Ayatollah – Supreme Leader):  “Don’t do what that hothead Ahmadinejad did, know your place, and you’ll keep your job, Rouhani.”

•  Hassan Rouhani (President):  “Thank you, your holiness.  Your holiness, Mohammad Javad Zarif will do as you directed. That was a brilliant idea.  We’ll get them to lift sanctions while allowing their inspectors long term access to certain well known nuclear development sites.  They can inspect all they want, and they will provide us all of the new and latest technology to advance our nuclear energy program. They will love our agreeing to limit our enrichment levels.  We’ll have the best nuclear energy plants in the world you holiness.  And we’ll use the knowledge to continue enriching uranium for our nuclear weapon efforts, unrestrained. As you pointed out, the most glorious part of your strategy is that once the UN or European inspectors arrive, Iran will be safe from any independent and rogue threat from Israel. Israel will not be able to risk killing inspectors.  Israel would not risk sparking the international ire that would result.  Astute and dazzling, your holiness.  We are inviting as many inspectors as we can distribute around Iran and they will be housed very comfortably. And we will move them around without notice, so that no one will know where they are ahead of time.  We will be safe from Israeli interference. That should really rub them the wrong way.  Israel won’t know what hit it.”

•  Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Ayatollah – Supreme Leader):  “Aren’t you forgetting something?”

•  Hassan Rouhani (President):  “Oh, yes your holiness.  The American Administration badly needs something to brag about.  They will agree to whatever we ask.  That is really superb thinking your holiness.   They will agree to lift sanctions on our oil exports.”

•  Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Ayatollah – Supreme Leader):  “Now get out. Go get it done.  And send in Mohammed to bring me up-to-date on my hundred billion dollar trust.”

Analysis of the MSM’s sermons and lies on this piece of swagger, such as CNN’s claim that it “doesn’t lift sanctions on oil” are not worth revealing or debating.   Ruthless minds have negotiated against novices whose motives are baffling Americans, and yet the MSM continues to carry the water for this Administration, even as it spills most of that water all over itself.

 

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27 Responses to “Iran’s Strategy – From the Inside”

  1. 1

    Pete

    This deal is treason against the US, and a sellout of our ally, Israel.

    During my last two tours, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan, we received IED briefings, where it was made clear that the Iranians were designing and training the terrorists building the improved IEDs which were wounding and killing US and NATO forces fighting against the muslim terrorists there.

    The lifting of sanctions against the Iranian terrorist regime by the Obama administration is treason. It is absolutely against our national security interests. There is no reason, no justification of any kind for the US to lift sanctions against the Iranian government. There is nothing in this agreement that stops or even hampers the terrorist thugs from continuing to work on building a nuclear weapon.

    Obama and the dems refuse to secure our borders, send automatic weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico while lying about their efforts before the Senate. Obama and the dems refused to provide adequate security in Benghazi, then lied about the situation for political reasons prior to the elections, and have been keeping the witnesses from speaking to Congressional investigators for over a year. Obama supported a jihadist thug in Egypt, then turned a cold shoulder to the popular non-jihadist uprising in Egypt that resulted in the removal of the muslim terrorist supporter, Morsi. Now, Obama sends Kerry to sign a deal with another muslim terrorist nation that will lead to them developing nuclear weapons even faster. Mind you, this is a nation that hangs homosexuals and stones women for adultery when they report being raped….unless they have 4 male witnesses to the act.

    This deal is so bad that the Saudis (no friend of Israel) are reportedly allowing the Israelis passage through their airspace for an attack on Iranian nuclear weapons facilities.

    Obama is a traitor. Impeachment would be justice, but as the dems in the Senate have no integrity, that will never happen, we are stuck with this traitor until the third week of January 2017.

  2. 3

    James Raider

    author

    @Pete: #1,

    This deal is so bad that the Saudis (no friend of Israel) are reportedly allowing the Israelis passage through their airspace for an attack on Iranian nuclear weapons facilities

    This is exactly what Iran conned this Administration into protecting it from . . . at least once the inspectors land in Iran. Until then, Israel still has a window of time. Of course, the Admin may not have been hard to con, since it has appeared to be so willing.

  3. 4

    James Raider

    author

    @Nan G: #2

    The Syrians congratulated Iran.

    . . . can we assume that Jarrett and her friends are doing cartwheels around the corridors of the White House tonight?

    With Jarrett, Kerry and Hagel looking after foreign affairs, what’s to worry about? . . . Sleep soundly.

  4. 5

    Scott in Oklahoma

    Pete mentioned this: “Obama is a traitor. Impeachment would be justice, but as the dems in the Senate have no integrity, that will never happen, we are stuck with this traitor until the third week of January 2017. ”

    Hopefully we’ll have another election in 2016…

  5. 6

    UpChuck.Liberals

    I absolutely fail what can possibly go wrong with this, given the stellar performance of our investments in various companies, his simply exquisite results on the world stage, his skillful handling of the roll out of his much needed and timely health care reform and not to mention the military simply adores him and will follow his every command.
    Yep, I’m sure everything will work out just peachy, after they detonate their first nuke in June. That will make Obamacare just magically disappear from the public discourse.

    Obamacare: Getting Grandma Shovel Ready.

  6. 7

    Skookum

    Our celebrity worshipping president has hobnobbed through his presidency employing the fart, stumble, fall theory of diplomacy. The most outstanding accomplishments of his presidency have been ineffectual, at best, except for initiating and directing the SEAL attack on Bin Ladin from the golf course. This assassination along with his murder by drone programs have been his only positive legacy; although, the military could have conducted the program more efficiently. Obama has basked in his assumed and self-designated glory for the success of our assassination program. With cool nerves and a steady hand, he has ordered the assassination of hundreds of suspected terrorists and innocent bystanders, (Collateral Damage). Without this distinction, the Socialist World would have nothing to base his Peace Medal on; as dubious as this may seem, he could have been killing far more with far less precision.

    His laughable Unaffordable Care Act is sinking, and the public is deserting ship. Lawmakers, their families, and staff want nothing to do with the disastrous legislation; they are of the elite governing class, and this plan is for the people to suffer under.

    Despite his ongoing disasters, the world is placing responsibility far keeping a rogue government ruled by a fanatic in the hands of Obama and his unelected director of policy, Valerie Jarrett. The woman who was born in Iran and conducts secret negotiations for the United States with the Iranian leaders. With her own secret service detachment providing for her security, the people of the United States wonder what will become of Valerie if Obama if he is impeached after the 2014 election. Will she be willing to give up her power? We can’t impeach her, but she is the de facto leader of this country. Her lunacy directs our national interests.

  7. 10

    ilovebeeswarzone

    did anyone thought that OBAMA had no idea to have that website working,
    IT SOUND STRANGE BUT IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT START TO THINK OF IT,
    WHY WE MIGHT NEVER KNOW,
    we would have to be much closer to him, we would have to be able to read his mind,
    BUT SOMEDAY WE WILL.

  8. 11

    ilovebeeswarzone

    YES VALERIE JARRET HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN THE POWER TO NEGOCIATE WITH IRAN,
    IS IN IT A BREACH OF SECURITY TO PUT A CIVILIAN IN CHARGE OF SUCH IMPORTANT POSITION,
    FOR A NON ELECTED PERSON,

  9. 12

    ilovebeeswarzone

    does it seems that no man left behind is repeated again, JOHN KERRY BETRAYED HIS TEAM MATE IN THE WAR VIETNAM, NOW HE BETRAY THE PRISONERS IN IRAN BY NOT PUT THAT MUST DO, ON THE PACKAGE DEAL BEFORE SIGNING THE DEAL, AND OBAMA NEVER MENTION IT,
    WHAT KIND OF A DEAL IS THAT, TREASON ON AMERICA FOR LETTING DOWN THE PRISONERS IN IRAN,
    AND IRAN ARE BETTER TAKE GOOD CARE AND PREPARE TO RELEASE ALL OUR PEOPLE,
    BECAUSE THE PEOPLE IN THE USA ARE NOT ACCEPTING THAT DEAL, UNLESS WE HAVE ALL THE PRISONERS RETURNED AT ONCE, LIKE YESTERDAY,

  10. 13

    James Raider

    @Skookum: #7,

    We can’t impeach her, but she is the de facto leader of this country. Her lunacy directs our national interests.

    Strangely the MSM hides this fact, . . . you know, remiscent of its treatment of JFK’s and Clinton’s abuse of women while in office — for socialists, the end justifies the means, and the MSM plays it to the hilt. All of these sycophants know the truth about this WH and how it works. I’m quite sure these loons inside that bin will turn on one another and things will unravel, but by then, reversing much of the damage they will have done to will be an impossible task.

    Oh, and by then, Iran will have both nuclear energy and nuclear arms. In the near term, it will have capacity to deploy dirty bombs. What a mess.

    In retrospect, Chamberlain will have nothing on this Admin.

  11. 14

    Skookum

    @James Raider:

    Strangely the MSM hides this fact, . . . you know, remiscent of its treatment of JFK’s and Clinton’s abuse of women while in office — for socialists, the end justifies the means, and the MSM plays it to the hilt. All of these sycophants know the truth about this WH and how it works. I’m quite sure these loons inside that bin will turn on one another and things will unravel, but by then, reversing much of the damage they will have done to will be an impossible task.

    Oh, and by then, Iran will have both nuclear energy and nuclear arms. In the near term, it will have capacity to deploy dirty bombs. What a mess.

    It is a bizarre comparison, trying to decide whether the stooges of state-directed media are aware of the situation in the WH or whether they are overly compliant sheep willingly being led to the abattoir. The concept of the sycophants of state-directed media turning on each other after the manure hits the propeller gives but little comic relief to the tragedy unfolding before us.

    May the Obama/Jarrett duo always be attributed with the nuclear empowerment of Iran, a rogue death cult country. This will be an even greater part of the Obama/Jarrett legacy of failure than the Unaffordable Care Act and the use of the IRS as a thug arm of the regime.

  12. 15

    James Raider

    @Skookum: #14
    Gotta love the crap coming out of Iran now . . . “Agreement? What agreement. We didn’t agree to that.” An Administration filled from top to bottom with talentless ideological zealots. What a surprise.

  13. 16

    TJ King

    Now that we know Obama has had secret talks with Iran for the last year. We should note the timeline. As best I can tell, AP uncovered the talks in March, but were silenced. That means they had alredy occurred,…when? In March, …February? before February? Hillary was still SecState in February. It was her Deputy, William Burns that lead the team. Why is presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s foreign policy man involved too? Is he keeping an eye on Hillary’s activities? Is Joe hoping to claim credit if things go well? Is this another case of Obama needing Biden to work as an intermediary because Obama can’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag domestically or interntionally.

    I also wonder about the timeline because of the creepy tone deafness of Obama’s whole “Let’s bomb Iran’s Proxy Assad for the sake of the children” campaign. That was only about 7 weeks ago that he gave a major White House speech and said any American that doesn’t support him and carpet bomb damascus is immoral, and then in the same speech claimed our enemies in Moscow didn’t like the idea either so we’ll defer to their better angels. Problem solved. Then today he calls GOP critics politically motivated by the nature of their “tough talk” and “bluster” towards Iran. Hello? Do you really think our attention deficit disorder does not exceed 7 weeks?

    Is it possible his get tough with Iran bluster in September was a failed attempt to scare them to give in at the baragaining table? Was it Flexing Muscles and preening in front of the French? Either way, considering it fell flat on its face and served to make him look even weaker, Its clear the Iranians had a good laugh over that threat. If so, I’m guessing Obama’s negotiating was going nowhere and that was his hail mary. Proven by the lousy deal we got.

    It is generally being accepted in the foreign affairs community that Obama’s “Iranian Nukes are unnacceptable” promise has the same type of asterisk that his Obamacare “keep your policy” promise did. The Asterisk for Iran is Iranian Nukes are unnacceptable during my administration, but if an Iranian nuclear test is detonated on January 31, 2017, then WhatEvs, Bro!

    Sucks for us!

    Remember the old Zucker video of Negotiating with Iran. It’s Hilarious!!! and timely.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w77sLtz754

  14. 17

    James Raider

    @TJ King: #16

    It is generally being accepted in the foreign affairs community that Obama’s “Iranian Nukes are unnacceptable” promise has the same type of asterisk that his Obamacare “keep your policy” promise did.

    Exactly. Obama’s statement on Iranian nuclear weaponry, really means, “Jarrett has figured out out how to give Iran time to finish uranium enrichment. More importantly, we are giving Iran a window in time during which the world will become weary of hearing about it, and the world will come to accept a new world reality – Iran with nuclear arms.
    This is reminiscent of the Obama open mike comment Medvedev, . . . “I’ll have more flexibility after the election.” This Admin is one piece of work – selling-out the best interests of the Nation.

  15. 18

    James Raider

    @Mully: #9

    @This one:
    Clueless again you are…

    Yup, and more so with each day passing. In another week or two, Khamenei will be saying, . . . “What negotiations? I don’t know about any negotiations. Just because someone sat at a table with a few simpletons from your Administration means nothing to me. I’m the only power in Iran who can say YES to anything.”

  16. 19

    ilovebeeswarzone

    James Raider
    yes, for sure, and we will be anxious also of the neighbors not believing IRAN, AND AMERICANS NOT BEING ANSWERED OUR DEMANDS TO FREE OUR PEOPLE THEY HOLD PRISONER FOR UNREASONEBLE ACCUSATIONS
    and ISRAEL being on a constant watch over them and their multi thousands of copper tubes,
    because not knowing which one is almost ready to send, even one is a deadly one, imagine a few thousands
    at a phase where all you have to do is fill it up WITH ENRICHMENT,, am I right? am I close?
    to think of ALLIES AND FRIENDS of ISRAEL , WHICH IS A PEACEFULL COUNTRY, WILL BE tormented by the moral decison making, to figure when it”s time to destroy IRAN, and all innocent lives in their country BECAUSE it”s leaders hate them so much and swore to exterminate them too many times TO TAKE IT LIGHTLY,

  17. 20

    TJ King

    @James Raider:

    As was the case with Obamacare, this administration is not primarily interested in big government that works, they are interested in big government that “appears” to work…. or that you can semantically argue is working. The compliant media is the lynchpin to that premise which we all accept as a given, but Obama’s propaganda machine realize has its limits. Obama’s propagandist’s job is to constantly push those limits, which explains the AP wiretaps, intimidation of James Rosen, late night intimidating phone calls to editors, retaliations by WH Press room staff and other forms of censorship.

    The latest circling of the wagons meeting with Ed Shultz, Ezra Klein, and the gang of Obama mouthpieces was to give them marching orders to kick the peons in to line and develop a party line that although false is unified, repeated and pervasive. It was not a meeting to explan how efficient big government was working. The problem with Obamcare for the President is that it is beyond spin. It is what I call failing to pass the “Giggle Test”.

    If Obama or his staff stand up and say, Don’t listen to the Republicans, they are trying to mischaracterize our good deeds,.. and the truth is, “The Website is working fine”… Then when they look at the computer screen with Sebelius, it says, “System Down”. Even the biggest lying mouthpieces in the world can not overcome the sheer volume of laughter and derision that comes out of that firehose of doubt. Your description of Jarret’s startegy is what Thomas Sowell called “Cooling out the Mark”. It’s a conman’s ploy to skip town once the con is exposed. To buy time for your escape.

    It’s like Orwell’s 2 plus 2 equals five in the novel 1984. When Dan Rather tried to explain that the documents on GWB might still be authentic, the response was that Times New Roman had not been invented back then, so in lieu of a time machine, there was no spin that would work, no CBS English Majors that could argue this away. That is the giggle test. Clinton wanted Government to work at least on some level because he wanted to be loved. Obama does not care if he is loved….He only wants to be obeyed and to destroy those that do not. Love has nothing to do with it. Thats why he reluctantly has admitted that capital gains tax reductions and school choice in DC may have worked, but he doesn’t care, they gotta go. Government that works is not primary for him. Its the appearance of Big Government that works.

    The phrase common to both concepts is Big Government. That IS the goal. The Stimulus was not a vehicle to a solution, it was the solution. Procuring the money meant procuring power and what they use it for could be taken care of later. Power was primary. Solving the problems of average Americans was not.

    In George Stephanopolous’ book, All too Human, he admits Bill Clinton intentionally threw stumbling blocks in front of efforts to stop the genocide of a million people in and around Rwanda, because he was so politically debilitated by his failure to adequately arm the US forces that died in Blackhawk down. At the time he denied it and ordered his administration to stonewall. He “Cooled the Mark”. Only after his presidency had ended, did he admit his actions caused the deaths of most of the one million genocidal victims and with his “apology” given, he then went to a lavish banquet, had a few laughs and became a multimillionaire.

    Dennis Prager once said, Liberalism means never having to say your sorry. When Iran gets the bomb and they murder a million or more Jews in the blink of an eye,… or pull a freighter up to anchor off Los Angeles Harbor and blow up 20 million Americans… Let’s see how Obama’s giggle test goes. It worked for Clinton.

  18. 22

    James Raider

    @TJ King: #20

    Dennis Prager once said, Liberalism means never having to say your sorry.

    It perhaps goes a little further than that, to, . . . being incapable of understanding that you should be sorry. And of course that is deep into the cauldron of sociopathy.

    Does Slick Willy fit in that stew? Yup.
    Does Obama-the-self-righteous fit? He’s evidently nacissistic, so he’s circling the drain on it.
    Jarrett? Queen of cooking the broth in the sociopathic kettle.
    Biden? The plugs were set too deep and have sent him into a rabbit-hole no-one undestands.
    Reid? To be sociopathic, you at least have to have 6 functioning synapses. Reid fried all such functionality long ago.
    Pelosi? The botox has ruined any chance she has of recognizing herself in a mirror – there’s no longer anyone home.

    Hopefully none of them will have a career beyond the current destruction they have forced on the Nation.

  19. 23

    Skookum

    @TJ King: Nice Post, nice indeed.

    For those of you who care, it will soon be Alice’s birthday, she will be a hundred and ten. She plays classical piano every day for three hours, but that isn’t the real story. She is the oldest living holocaust survivor, and a perfect reminder of what happened the last time we sold-out the Jewish people.

    http://skooksjournal.com/?p=11

  20. 24

    James Raider

    @ilovebeeswarzone: #19

    imagine a few thousands at a phase where all you have to do is fill it up WITH ENRICHMENT

    A serious threat from Iran that we will all be facing shortly, given this Administration’s stupidity, is going to be the discemination of “dirty bombs.” Iran will continue its distribution of terror unabated until a new President takes office.

  21. 25

    Skookum

    @James Raider: It’s a perfectly balanced equation: we get nothing and they give up nothing.

    The Obama/Jarrett duo is a continuum of lunacy and buffoonery. From the standpoint of an unbiased observer, it is an ongoing comedy, but all comedies are tragedies, and the tragedy will be visible to everyone… who survives.

  22. 26

    James Raider

    @Skookum: #25
    Pathetically, our generation, your’s and mine, will have allowed nuclearization of rogue regimes and religious fanatics.

    We will be handing our children and grandchildren a world where threat of cataclism is everpresent. Dirty bombs from Iran will be deployed around the world, distributing hate. The psychotic alternate dimension we are entering was launched with a ceremony annointing a vacuous fluffball with a Nobel Peace Prize. Future generations will not understand any of it. None.

    And still, over 30% support this vapid President and this hateful Administration, with applause from the idiots of the MSM.

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