Cautious Optimism for a Deal with Iran

by lizard

I’m beginning to wonder if some of Obama’s failures aren’t actually strategic maneuvers against the lingering push of the Neocons.

Syria, for example.

Obama’s failure to sell a direct military intervention against Syria really pissed off Israel and Saudi Arabia. I described their national tantrums in a post titled The New American Century is Getting Old.

And now there is this tentative deal with Iran.

The HORROR!

Built into this process is another failure that may be strategic. To avoid an AIPAC beating, there will be a push in Congress to pass legislation for more sanctions, which will kill any possibility of a deal. If Obama doesn’t want this deal to get done, allowing the lobby to use the Congressional service they have paid for could be a win win.

But AIPAC isn’t all powerful, and there are good reasons why the Obama administration may be serious about a deal with Iran.

Since his election last year, Obama has advocated for a foreign policy pivot to Asia. That can’t happen if Iran continues to be the last feverish target for the old New American Century.

The new target is China, and as the sleeping giant yawns and farts itself into waking, it appears there’s a US faction that may have the influence to discard the primacy of Israel in order to realign with the changing geopolitical terrain.

This is dangerous territory for the Obama administration. I also think it’s dangerous for Americans, considering Israel is run by psychopaths who exploit the historical trauma of the holocaust and misrepresent the existential threat coming from Iran.

Though I don’t think it’s for noble reasons, the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration should be commended.

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  1. I’ve been arguing the same for some time. I need to re-visit this considering that we did indeed avoid war in Syria, but I think the possibility of this happening started when Rouhani was (s)elected as president of Iran. It appears so far that Obama has steered a very delicate ship very straight. (on a more conspiratorial note, it suggests that whoever was behind the chemical attacks in Syria did not want any kind of reconciliation between the US and Iran. That doesn’t, however, narrow it down a great deal, but at least we know that some elements of the US government remain uninterested in attacking Syria and value the potential for peace with Iran). I plan on writing about this in depth when I have time, but I’m glad to see you’re coming to similar conclusions.

    • Craig Moore

      The deal is not what we have been told. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920905001087

    • lizard19

      I’ve read some fairly compelling speculation that Prince Bandar was behind the chemical attack, probably with Mossad’s blessing.

      while everyone is focusing on the alleged untrustworthiness of Iran, I wish the most dangerous country in the region—Israel—would get some critical ink.

      Israel has nukes and won’t admit it, they’ve started several wars in the region, including their fish-in-a-barrel slaughter campaign in Gaza, and they are planning a huge push in new settlement construction—20,000 new homes.

      I’ll say it again, Israel is run by dangerous psychopaths, and I’m pretty nervous about what they might do to ensure any positive movement forward with Iran is stopped.

  2. Big Swede

    The Neville Chamberlain of our time.

    THE GREAT APPEASER

    • Big Swede

      History repeats.

    • Care to elaborate, Swede? Is Iran going to Blizkrieg a couple neighboring countries in the near future?

      And what would you have the US do to stop it, at this point?

      • Big Swede

        Sanctions were working, keep them. CNBC report.

        “For years, there have been voices telling us that economic sanctions would not lead to positive change in Iran. Sanctions, the mantra went, would only empower the Iranian regime and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), by stoking nationalism and leading the Iranian people to revile the West and coalesce in support of their current leadership.

        Yet Iran’s most recent presidential election, which resulted in hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being replaced by Hassan Rouhani, has proved that argument to be wrong. The people of Iran did not show increased support for the regime, in fact they did the most they could under difficult circumstances to make change.”

        • Big Swede

          Meanwhile, storm clouds are gathering.

          http://noisyroom.net/blog/2013/11/26/americas-enemies-are-actively-preparing-for-nuclear-war/

          • lizard19

            shhhhh, the adults are trying to have a conversation.

            • Big Swede

              No adults would call Israelis slaughters and psychopaths.

              • lizard19

                I called the people running that apartheid state psychos, and their slaughter of Palestinians is well documented.

              • Craig Moore

                Lizard, happy thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for keeping this site alive.

              • lizard19

                thank you, Craig, and back atchya.




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