Let’s Talk Iran

This is a lot to take in but with Trump at the helm we could be looking at a conflict with Iran…..some we do not need.  It is important that the American understand what is at stake and be prepared for more US troops deployed to fight more useless fights.

WE know that Trump does not like the Iran deal and has not re-certified the deal…..and yet…..

Visiting the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Sunday, IAEA chief Amano Yukiya publicly reiterated that Iran is in all ways living up to its nuclear-related commitments under the P5|+1 nuclear deal.

While the comments were made addressing reporters, Amano’s comments were seen as a message to President Trump, who has been falsely accusing Iran of violating the deal, and has set up an effort for Congress to withdraw the US from the pact.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had specifically asked the visiting Amano to reiterate the IAEA’s position on the matter. Iran has been trying to ensure the P5+1 deal stays intact, with or without American involvement.

Amano has expressed annoyance at comments from the Trump Administration in the past, which are often directly contradictory to the facts of the deal, and he has felt the need to publicly correct the facts and defend the deal

(antwar.com)

Iran has complied with the terms of the agreement then why has Trump a problem?  Wonder how much Israel had to pay for Trump’s decision?

Well Trump has a plan (he always has a loser of a plan)…….

* The United States new Iran strategy focuses on neutralizing the Government of Irans destabilizing influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants.
* We will revitalize our traditional alliances and regional partnerships as bulwarks against Iranian subversion and restore a more stable balance of power in the region.
* We will work to deny the Iranian regime and especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) funding for its malign activities, and oppose IRGC activities that extort the wealth of the Iranian people.
* We will counter threats to the United States and our allies from ballistic missiles and other asymmetric weapons.
* We will rally the international community to condemn the IRGCs gross violations of human rights and its unjust detention of American citizens and other foreigners on specious charges.
* Most importantly, we will deny the Iranian regime all paths to a nuclear weapon.

Source: Subject: EMBARGOED President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

His new plan is a non-starter and he is pushing the aggression button too often.

The decision by President Trump to decertify the Iran deal and impose sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps marks the public debut of a campaign that’s been underway since the spring, when Trump ordered his national security team to find ways to “roll back” Iranian influence.

As we’re likely to see over the coming year, Iran has cultivated its own options to throw nails and bomblets in the path of any presumptive American juggernaut. It might be possible to roll back Iran’s reach in the Middle East, but not without painful costs, which can be visited on a web of American targets and allies located throughout Iran’s sphere of influence.

According to Middle East experts who have consulted privately for the administration on Iran policy, the president asked for ways to raise the price for Iran of its expansionist policy in the region — without exposing America to direct new threats. That might not be possible.

What about a conflict with Iran….how would we fair?  Worse than you think….

Is war with Iran inevitable? Camped out here in Washington just two blocks from the White House, I can tell you one thing: it seems possible.

The chatter between talking heads, foreign policy professionals, and members of the press feels very much like the run-up to war with Iraq back in 2002. And we all know that turned out oh-so-well.

That’s why I’m scared to death.

Source: I Fought a War Against Iran—and It Ended Badly | The American Conservative

Let’s say push came to shove….could the US handle a conflict with Iran on its own?  Some say no.

Dealing with an ambitious and powerful Iran entails a broad range of open-ended challenges that define the ever-turbulent Middle East. Without the 2015 nuclear deal, however, those challenges are likely to become even more daunting.

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump has announced what was long anticipated: that he will not certify that Iran is complying with the July 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) signed by the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Iran. Nor will he certify that the suspension of sanctions undertaken by the US as part of the agreement is justified and in the vital national interest of the US.

Source: The US Cannot Go It Alone On Iran by Richard N. Haass – Project Syndicate

This so-called president is already pushing the war button too often aimed at North Korea….can we afford a second front against Iran?

Iran is taking Trump and his Boyz seriously…….

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the Iranian air force is holding its annual military exercise to show off its ability to safeguard the country’s airspace.

The drill is taking place near the central city of Isfahan, a region that is home to the country’s key nuclear facilities, including the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Isfahan also has an air base that played a major role during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

The military spokesman for the two-day drill, Gen. Masoud Rouzkhosh, says it aims to improve and update capabilities of the air force, as well as display Iran’s military power.

He says fighter jets, bombers and drones will be tested during the drill near Isfahan, about some 400 kilometers, or 250 miles, south of the capital, Tehran.

Thia situation could very well get out of hand quickly………

Someone needs to speak up….Congress needs to stop playing partisan games and get a grip on this president.  We cannot afford more war and especially on two major fronts.

Just how sick is our fearless leader?

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Iran

  1. Iran cannot be written off lightly. It is a large country, with a population of more than 80 million, and has been miltarised since the time of the old Shah. It is also unlikely that conventional allies such as the UK or France will have any interest in becoming involved in a war against that country.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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