Middle East: While You Were Otherwise Distracted

I know I am back on the Middle East….well it is more exciting than American politics……this coming from a guy with a degree in polisci……..what can you write about clowns….only that they are creepy and should be avoided.

There are many stories that are newsworthy but for some reason seldom make it to the talking heads……to be fair usually the talking heads are more focused on e-mails or whose butt is bigger or some random car chase in Po-Dunk California……you know the mundane crap that we all crave……..

So while you were otherwise distracted there is news in the War on Terror……..

Though there was no formal announcement of any policy change accompanying it, the latest Worldwide Threat Assessment, issued by the office of the Director of National Intelligence, conspicuously did not list either Iran or Hezbollah as terrorist threats to the United States.

The 2014 report declared both were direct threats to the US and its allies, and Iran had been given an entire segment of the terrorism section in the previous years.

This year, the assessment on Iran praised the nation for its attempts to “dampen sectarianism” and to “deescalate tensions with Saudi Arabia,” though they did warn that Iranian attempts to protect regional Shi’ites risked fueling a secfarian backlash against them.

An interesting turn in international relations……these two have been on the list since its inception…….but now we are cutting them some slack…….

There is another side to this coin……is it possible the US could be painted as protecting the Shi’a sect over the Sunni?  If so then this could be yet another of our trips that could provide recruitment opportunities for extremists.

I have been researching and analyzing the Middle East for decades and I cannot for the life of me understand what the US id doing…….since 2003 it has been one misstep after another……and now it looks more like some secret plan as opposed to accidents….

I understand that we are in negotiations with Iran and we are trying to prove to them that we can trust them and that they could benefit from a successful negotiations……but I think that this may be sending the wrong message within the extremist circles that could be disastrous….

Any ideas?

Iran: My Baby Wrote Me A Letter

That was the first thing that popped into my head after the news of this moron and his moronic cronies send a letter to Iran…..the old Boxtops song…..(damn I feel old)

Between a letter written by a pack of mental midgets to the emails of Clinton….the Twitter machine is been on fire…….and of course the “usual suspects” have been having a field day with the letter especially the MSM….it seems we all have an opinion…….

Originally I asked what would the purpose of this letter be…..and now I think we will get the “rest of the story” (a Paul Harvey quote)……..

 

Immediately After Launching Effort to Scuttle Iran Deal, Senator Tom Cotton to Meet with Defense Contractors – The Intercept.

 

Okay that is enough about these morons and their letter…..moving on!

Part I: GOP Letter on Iran | The Iran Primer

In case you have been too busy to keep track of what actually went on with this letter controversy….let me help…….

I have pressed VP’s letter on the GOP stunt….now read the 2 other letters involved in this stunt……..

 

Part I: GOP Letter on Iran | The Iran Primer.

 

Part II: Iran Responds to GOP Letter | The Iran Primer.

 

Now you have all the information you will need to make an informed opinion on the situation that is playing out…..choose your words wisely.

The Vice President on the March 9th Letter From Republican Senators to the Islamic Republic of Iran — Medium

We all know now about the letter a group of Tea Party eggheads sent to Iran and threatened the nuke deal being negotiated by the State Department.

And then there is the letter from the office of the VP, Joe Biden, which teaches the mental midgets about the proper protocol……

Read and comment please.

 

The Vice President on the March 9th Letter From Republican Senators to the Islamic Republic of Iran — Medium.

Congress: Money Well Spent

I know that must of us have an opinion about the massive amounts of money that are following into political campaigns……it is reaching disgusting heights…..since seats in Congress are traded like some commodity….I waqs wondering if you would like to see what  their money has bought…..

Since money elects these d/bags……..we are electing morons and inexperienced psychopaths…..for instance the most recent unthinking self-centered action……..

Republican senators appear to have formed an “unusual coalition” with hardliners in Iran, President Obama said yesterday after 47 senators released an open letter to Iran’s leaders about nuclear negotiations. The letter warned that any nuclear deal not approved by Congress would be considered merely an executive agreement between Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei that could be revoked by the next president “with the stroke of a pen,” the BBC reports. “I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran,” Obama said, accusing the 47 Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas of “interfering” in the controversial talks.

These people that have “elected” have NO idea what they do….apparently they are playing a dangerous game that we Americans should not allow…..these ego-centric twats from the Right will wind up doing more damage than good for the country…..keep in mind….YOU ELECTED THESE A/HOLES!

Because there is a HATE for this president these unfeeling MORONS will make any peaceful settlement all but impossible…….just so their little names can be on the news for awhile trying to appease the mental midgets that voted for them…..

These “representatives of the people” have NO idea what they are doing.  It is time for Americans to realize just how dangerous these……..interference in policy short of their traditional part is unacceptable.

Hey d/bags!  Keep electing these stump jumpers and YOU will insure that this country will lose all prominence in the world…in other words you mental midgets….YOU WILL BE CRAPPING ON THE EXCEPTIONALISM THAT YOU ARE SO PROUD OF TODAY!

Time to re-think the people that buy your vote.  Time for all this hate and partisanship to end.

Iran: What’s The Big Secret?

The whole world knows of the problems that Iran has caused worldwide since 1979…..the hostages, the nuke thing, its hatred of Israel and so on….and on….and on.  Well all that is up to interpretation…….

Let’s take a short trip in the “way back machine” to 1953 and the events up to that year…..first Persia, as it was known for eons,  becomes Iran in 1935……1941 - The Shah’s pro-Axis allegiance in World War II leads to the Anglo-Russian occupation of Iran and the deposition of the Shah in favour of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.  1950 - Ali Razmara becomes prime minister and is assassinated less than nine months later. He is succeeded by the nationalist, Mohammad  1951 April – Parliament votes to nationalise the oil industry, which is dominated by the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Britain imposes an embargo and a blockade, halting oil exports and hitting the economy. A power struggle between the Shah and Mossadeq ensues and the Shah flees the country in August 1953.

Now you are caught up with the events from Persia becoming Iran to the year of a coup that brought the shah into power….

Let me bring the events of 1953 into focus…….1953 August – Mossadeq is overthrown in a coup engineered by the British and American intelligence services. General Fazlollah Zahedi is proclaimed as prime minister and the Shah returns.

That coup lead to the Shah regaining power that lasted into the 1970’s when he was removed from power by a popular uprising…..

A long waited report on the coup which was lead by the CIA has stayed classified……but why?

Jason Ditz brings us a bit more info on this report……

In 1953, the CIA orchestrated a coup d’etat against the democratically elected government of Iranian Premier Mohammad Mossadegh, installing Shah Reza Pahlavi.

It’s no secret that the CIA did it, and the US has admitted it time and again, but the State Department has announced it is once again delaying the release of its study on the coup, claiming the admission would undermine “ongoing negotiations with Iran.”

The coup was carried out primarily for the benefit of British oil interests, as Mossadegh was planning nationalization. Legally speaking, the State Department was only supposed to keep the history secret for 30 years.

It’s hard to imagine anything in the history of the coup is unknown, let alone that it could do any further harm to US-Iranian relations after decades of acrimony. Still, the lure of secrecy seems to be winning out among officials, as usual.

This could lead to a wealth of conspiracies, that is if anyone cared enough to even know about this report……but this is just another story that most Americans will glaze over on their way to the comics.

My thought is that is more to the coup than the socialistic leanings of the new, popularly elected PM……..my guess is a major corporation or more had a major influence and it is not time for us mere mortals to be told…..

Any thoughts?