Iran’s Goal is Middle Eastern Hegemony | World Affairs Journal

Can you hear that?  That is the sound of Right wing apes thumping their chests like sex crazed primates over Iran…..if we listen to them then maybe we will be ass deep in conflict as soon as one of their idiots is elected president.

Iran wants to be the big dog on the block…….it wants to exert total control over the people and the situation in the Middle East.  Keep in mind that while Saddam was in power Iran was pretty much held in check.  And now?

The problem is if we are not careful and we listen to the chicken hawk drums we could be looking at another conflict with yet another country…….

Read the report and tell me what you think…….

 

Iran’s Goal is Middle Eastern Hegemony | World Affairs Journal.

Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability – NYTimes.com

Do you know how long we in the US have been warned about Iran and their search for a nuke?  Decades!  That is correct we have been told that Iran is only moments away from having a nuke, mostly by Israel and most of it was LIES!

Anyway it seems that Saudi Arabia is threatening Iran with an arms race…..need I remind everyone that the AQ and ISIS bullies are basically fundamentalist from the Wahhabi strain…..and that came from Saudi Arabia…..do I need to remind Americans that the Saudi government is just as cruel and harsh as ISIS?

We may be on Saudis side in this race……letting two fundamentalists regime compete for a nuke is just f*cking silly!

But read on and then tell me what you think…….

 

Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability – NYTimes.com.

Balls To (Sen.) Cotton!

On any normal news day what would you think would be a bigger story?  1) Iranian nuke deal bill clears Senate or 2) the amount of air in  a football or it could be a story about the UK’s labor leader, Balls……….I will pause here for you to consider the two choices……..(insert music from Jeopardy here)………

You are right!  Of course the air in footballs takes precedent over any other news of the day.  But while you were totally consumed by the amount of air in Brady’s balls….the world may have become a bit more safe.

The Senate bill was voted on yesterday…….it was approved 98-1……..

In a 98-1 vote, the Senate has passed a bill which will give them veto power over the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. The lone “no” vote was from ultrahawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R – AR), who was angry his amendments weren’t approved.

Senate hawks are expressing hope that even this watered down bill will effectively do that anyhow, saying they believe that Congress would not approve the deal as presently written, and will insist on “improvements” that will themselves almost certainly be unacceptable to the rest of the nations involved.

The lone dissenting vote was naturally the mouthy freshman senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton….he voted against it because none of his outrageous amendments made it into the bill…..acting like a kid on the playground that will not get his way so he stomps off and refuses to play any more (we should be so lucky)…….But wait there is more!

Sen. Cotton in his rush to squash the Iranian nuke deal has sided with an Iranian “terrorist” group named…………Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC), a front group for the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK or MKO).

An interesting sounding group right that pretends to be the “democratic” voice of Iran in search of regime change……but a closer look at the history of the MEK……..

The MEK, which has worked hard – and spent a lot of money — to gain respectability in Washington since its armed units surrendered to U.S. forces in Iraq in 2003, is believed to have been responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran between 1973 and 1976. Exiled following a power struggle in the early years of the Islamic Republic, the group fought alongside Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq war. Following a lengthy lobbying and legal campaign that included the payment of substantial honoraria to prominent U.S. politicians and retired national-security officials, the MEK was removed from the State Department’s terrorism list in 2012.

“It appears that Cotton, who has quickly displaced Lindsey Graham as the Senate’s most hawkish member, has decided that it is necessary – perhaps even politically desirable – to make common cause with a group that has committed serious human rights abuses, allied itself for some two decades with Saddam Hussein, and carried out terrorist acts, including against U.S. citizens and servicemen – all in the interests of sabotaging an Iran nuclear agreement.”  (quoted from Lobelog)

In his desire, Cotton, to crap on any chance of a peaceful conclusion of the Iranian nuke situation…..he will chum up with ‘terrorist’ who had , in the past, killed Americans and more recently fought US troops in Iraq just to make his handlers happy…….

Is this someone you want speaking for you?  Seriously!  Is this a person who has the best interests of the country at heart or an opportunistic twat?

I now return you to the mind numbing saga of the grip on Brady’s balls.

 

Syria: The Next Stroke Out For The GOP

This past week the news has been all about the trade agreement, Loretta is confirmed and a hostage was killed in Pakistan by a drone attack……plus a wealth of political theater for 2016……with all that to confuse the public a small story was reported and few if any noticed…….

The world has been watching the USA and the game that its politicians are playing with the nuke deal that the P5+1 negotiated with Iran.  However it was not a surprise to us political analyst….if anything it was predictable.

Hyper-partisan thinking has eliminated any real progress coming from the Congress….so if the Obama team got a good deal from the Iranians it would not matter for the deal would not be acceptable to the Republicans in Congress and especially not for the conservative media.

While the War Hawks are dashing to cameras to diss the deal and in some cases threaten Iran with military force…..there is another bit of news that has not quite made it to the ears of politicians……that news is that there possibly be some cooperation between the US and Iran on a plan for Syria.

 

Reuters is reporting that there is a possibility of some form of cooperation in the works…..the US State Department has not ruled out this work for the “stability of the region”…….

The State Department still surprised many, saying they were open to the possibility of talking to Iran about “regional stability” centering on Syria, saying they would allow Iran to participate in Syrian peace talks if they made unnamed policy changes.

The UN already announced last week that they intend to invite Iran to the next round of peace talks, with or without the American imprimatur. That the State Department is willing to countenance this at all, instead of just railing at it, suggests some progress.

I waited after hearing the news…….waited for the proverbial outcry of disapproval……..and waited and still nothing……to say I was disappointed would be an understatement……but then I realized that it was only a comment or a suggestion and no real meetings have occurred……and that is where they are silent.

Now if and when a solution after meeting with Iran for Syria then the kooks from the War Hawk party will come out of the woodwork and once again be on the attack.

From the sidelines the Gulf Nations and Israel will exert all their influence to stop any solution that will include Iran.  I expect them to use the conflict in Yemen to help sell their points.  Since according to the Saudis the Houthi rebels are being supplied and trained by Iran and they will of course want to point out that Iran is responsible for much of the instability in the Middle East……..that is their story they will stick to it!

The US needs to be honest……..they have NO unearthly idea how to handle Syria.  Their plan seems to be to throw lots of manure4 at the wall and see what sticks.

What About The Use Of Force?

HEY!  America please tear yourself away from the Tube and the wondering what gender the Royal will squirt out!  If this is your concern then I weep for my country.

The ink is barely dry on the Iranian compromise and there are some on the Right that are in a panic…..some aka Sen. Cotton are already calling for a limited airstrike at Iran’s nuke facility……I am sure if I kept up with Neocon think tanks they would be all over the use of this type of force…..like Heritage.

I bring all this up because of the “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF)……remember?  That is that request the president has sent to Congress for them to do their duty and either approve the use of force or not….the process is that simple.

When Pres. Obama decided to go after ISIS with airstrikes the GOP went batcrap crazy…….demanding that he stop because he did not have the authorization to use force……all that made for great TV and great e-mails to supporters……Obama then decided that he would play their game and he sent an AUMF to Congress for approval…….and that is where it went to die.

To this day it is still waiting for some sort of action from the Congress…..and while we are waiting the Speaker of the House has brought up a good point…….

Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that American troops in Iraq should move beyond training Iraqi forces to take a more direct role in fighting against the Islamic State.

After returning from a spring trip to the Middle East, Mr. Boehner told a group of reporters that the Obama administration has placed “artificial constraints” on military commanders responsible for 4,500 members of the American military there rather than allowing conditions on the ground to dictate strategy.

Let see……want to expand the use of military force but do not want to go on record authorizing it…is that about it?  The politicians are running scared….it is an election and they do not want something on record that could be used against them in an election.

This brings me back full circle……..without the AUMF how could dickhead Cotton use military force?  All this person is doing is throwing red meat at the base.  A typical American response to a problem….run from it and let someone else do the hard stuff.

Does everyone see why I feel I must keep pounding these people…..at best they are HYPOCRITICAL…….and at worse…….DANGEROUS!

American lives are at stake…….and NO one seems to care!

The Iran Nuclear Deal: From Both Sides

By now the media is all drooling over the deal struck in the US Senate……they are smiling and jerking off because it is a bi-partisan deal, something sadly missing in today’s DC……

The media is laser focused on this deal and its contents…..this gives them something to fixate on for weeks to come….ad nauseum.  The American people will turn to their fave propaganda outlet to get all the important news on this deal.  They will then make their site the “must go to” site for all the truths and the lies about the deal…..But sadly most Americans will have NO independent opinion of what is happening……all the know is that they hate/love the deal and that is where the opinion will cease.

What do you know about the nuke deal between Iran and the US?  I mean really kno0w….not what some TV personality tells you you need to know…..then may I suggest that you read it for yourself….then form an opinion…..

The Iran nuclear deal: full text – CNN.com.

That is the full text of the agreement we have with Iran….do you see any problems?

Now I ask….what do you know about the bi-partisan deal reached in the Senate?  We know what the talking heads have to say….but is it a good deal or is it just a smoke screen?

If you want answers…..may I suggest that you take the time to read the text of the bill….then form an opinion…..(probably wishful thinking but I keep hoping that the people will educate themselves)……..

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/615/text

That is what the bill says….now if you have spent some time on this…..what do you think of the deal, the bi-partisan deal?

Is there any way that it can be used to scuttle any of the deal with Iran?

You betcha!  Try Section under Semi- Annual Report….paragraph I……..

“(I) An assessment of—

“(i) whether, and the extent to which, Iran supported acts of terrorism; and

“(ii) whether Iran directly supported, financed, planned, or carried out an act of terrorism against the United States or a United States person anywhere in the world.

There you have it….the smoking gun!  Who will decide the answers to the questions……where will the proof come from?  The US has labeled Iran as a sponsor of terrorism for decades…..that will be the go to section for nullifying the deal……

This is how they can scuttle the deal and still look like they were somehow cooperating…..it is all a game……a dangerous game….but a game nonetheless……and to expect his deal will have a fighting chance is being very optimistic.

Even if it survives in its original form there will be endless hearings and accusations until the deal collapses……..let’s not forget that Israel will be calling in all its favors to the Congress to fight ratification.

A Really Bad Idea: A ‘Limited’ War with Iran | The National Interest

For some non-understandable reason the media still goes out of its way to interview a proven bonehead on foreign policy……..I am talking about the motor mouth Sen. Cotton of Arkansas.

Recently he thumped his chest like some power crazed primate about the “limited’ attack on Iran’s nuke facility….

Does this yutz get a check from the M-IC every time he opens his uninformed mouth?  Somebody has got to be paying him for his ignorance…..but who?

But putting aside my disdain for this ego centric prick….let’s look at the possibility of a “limited” war with Iran….just for the sake of argument…….

 

A Really Bad Idea: A ‘Limited’ War with Iran | The National Interest.