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Squeeze Play: Iran Tries the ‘Old Israel Switcheroo’ with America

Thanks.. But No Thanks

Plenty of action on the rogue regime front this week, with Iran delivering what it calls a ‘new proposal’ to the p5+1 for “Negotiations”. There are a number of interesting aspects to this proposal.

Chiefly among them is the fact that Iran has flatly refused to discuss or cease its nuclear program, or table uranium enrichment issues which constitutes the number one demand from the West.

Clearly, this is a stalling & delay tactic. But the Iranians in charge over there in Iranistan are a clever bunch. They’ve zeroed in specifically on comments made by the Obama administration, and used them to their own advantage in order to build on some unlikely allies – The hard left in the US and even within Obama’s own administration. The proposal has been leaked and within we can glean some interesting insight into Iran’s squeeze play..

The proposal, submitted by Teheran on Wednesday to representatives of the P5+1 group of nations – - the US, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – says Iran is prepared to enter into dialog and negotiation in order to lay the ground for lasting peace. It lists a wide range of issues for discussion, including nuclear disarmament, trade and investment and protecting human dignity.

Although the proposal makes no mention of Israel, it calls for “joint efforts and interactions to help the people of Palestine draw up a comprehensive, democratic and equitable plan in order to help the people of Palestine to achieve all-embracing peace, lasting security and to secure their fundamental rights.”

It also calls for “promoting the universality of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” and “putting into action real and fundamental programs toward complete disarmament and preventing the development and proliferation of nuclear chemical and microbial weapons.” [...]

Iran seizes on issues publicly declared by Obama as priorities, cynically portends to be champions of these issues while attempting to replace itself in the hot seat with Israel. The complete disarmament mentioned is in regards to ALL nuclear weapons on the planet, a stated (somewhat absurd) pet project of President Obama himself, and a clear call to focus on Israel’s own nuclear capabilities. The innocent Iranian regime playing international moral leader.

Even more classic, this is exactly what apologists for the Iranian regime want to hear. Iran is clearly banking on those same apologists to be champions in their delay tactics. Lacking any credibility internationally whatsoever of late, the hard left & those that champion engagement with no real end game are Iran’s only outlet. So Iran lays it on mighty thick just for them, with ample bait to the softies in the Obama administration to boot!

Apparently in some quarters it is already working..

According to the document, “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that within the framework of principles of justice, democracy and multilateralism, a wide range of security, political, economic and cultural issues at regional and global levels could be included in these negotiations with a view of fostering constructive cooperation for advancement of nations and promotion of peace and stability in the region and the world.”

The US and Russia were at odds on Thursday over Teheran’s proposals, with American officials saying they fall short of satisfying international demands, and the Russians saying there was something to talk about. [...]

Justice, Democracy MULTILATERALISM. All the buzzwords and music to engagement eager grand bargainers ears are hear.  In return for some appeasement everything can be magically solved! Security, political, economic problems, cultural issues.. PEACE ON EARTH!!!

This is some pretty devious & clever stuff. Iran delays for 8 months after previously delaying in talks for 6 years, and just as things look ugly for them sanction wise they pull the steak off the table entirely, while baiting the biggest suckers with all the trimmings instead.

All the while the not so subtle offering of a juicy dessert for Iran & its proponents – the focus on Israel in particular, in combination with a cynical play on Obama’s own declared sensitivities regarding nuclear weapons, disarmament and overall Hope & Change. This US Admin already lit a fire under the Israel nuclear pot this spring, Iran is just stepping up & stirring it. After all, how could they disregard that very large Obama gift? Instead they’ve wrapped it in a pretty hope & change bow & re-gifted it right back.

Obama’s Administration is vulnerable

In a normal world we could dismiss it all out of hand, but so far US foreign policy is not operating in a normal world. Months of engagement failure have only now just barely begun to contain Obama’s hope & delusion. Most of that reality slowly creeping in is as a result of Congressional & European displeasure, not any overt acknowledgment that the policy is naive despite the protestations of Denis Ross.

The door is still wide open, and even the September deadline is already slipping back to 2010 in regards to implementing any sanctions. If Iran’s play can whip up enough support in the ‘US engagement at all costs community’ with their little switcheroo – We could be right back at square one, and Iran will be pleased as punch along with having the ability to deliver a nuclear one.

Obama’s Latest Genius: Israel Should Join NPT says State Department (Updated)

I appease, therefore I am:
The Obama Assault on Allies continues..

(JPOST ) Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a pact intended to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, a top US official said Tuesday.

“Universal adherence to the NPT itself, including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea…remains a fundamental objective of the United States,” Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller was quoted by Reuters as saying at a meeting of NPT signatories. Gottemoeller would not say whether the US intended to press Israel to join the treaty.

Former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s chief strategist, Dov Weisglass, said Gottemoeller’s comments were very alarming. “If these statements indicate a change in American policy on this issue, I believe this may be the most worrisome development for Israel’s security in many years,” he told Army Radio.

Just how intent is the new administration in totally weakening and destroying the State of Israel is a question we should start asking?

  • With Samantha Power on the national security council (who advocated US forces invade Israel to protect the Palestinians from genocide) whispering sweet nothings in his ear.
  • A twenty year stint in the Church of ‘we hate Israel, America & Jews’ under his belt.
  • A Chief of Staff who is an Israeli American ‘Ballerina’
  • A Sec. of State who threatens to quid pro quo us to death in ‘return’ for helping stem our common mortal enemy Iran.
  • A National Security Advisor who sends telegrams to Europe boasting of how ‘forceful America intends to be against its ally Israel’ including language involving not ‘rolling us under a bus’ just yet
  • A VP who when he isn’t shoving a full boot in his mouth counts us as best friends, yet threatened to terminate our Military Aid..

I can’t say I’m all too surprised.

Israel’s nuclear ambiguity and deterrent has safeguarded the State for over 40 years, and has been a corner stone of our security & defense policy, and incidentally Israel has been a corner stone of America’s security and defense policy for decades now under that very same ambiguity.

The apparent lengths this administration in America intends to go to in order to wring out pain from Israel as a policy of appeasing the biggest dregs on the planet appears astounding nonetheless.

Bert & Ernie have taken over America

Even more frightening, Obama and his new administration really do believe that America, Israel and everyone else can just dismantle all the nuclear weapons, live safely & peacefully ever after.. and all the bad guys everywhere will all just go along too! Nuclear terrorism, no a problem, rogue regimes? Who needs ‘em, why worry? It boggles the mind. Its as if the United States of America is being run by the producers of Sesame Street.

Update: From Haaretz

[...] A senior Foreign Ministry official voiced amazement Wednesday at the U.S. call for Israel to join the treaty.

“The Non-Proliferation Treaty has failed to prevent any country that wanted to from obtaining nuclear weapons,” the source said.

“The examples of Libya, Iraq, the current example of Iran, which signed the treaty, only demonstrates this; therefore, it is hard to understand the insistence that Israel should sign the treaty as a miracle cure for the world’s ills.” [...]

Yup, we’re amazed all right.. Our #1 ally on the planet is being run by a bunch of amateurs who frankly don’t have a clue what they are doing, either that or this is simply the most hostile & sinister American administration to the State of Israel EVER in the over 6 decade long relationship – Currently enjoying 80% American Jewry support rates, go figure?