Democrats are calling for Iran first policy

By Ted Belman

What with the revelations of Wikileaks and the looming Republican Congress, even Democrats are challenging Obama’s ME policies.

NY rep Gary Ackerman said, of Obama’s decision not to push for a deal over extending Israel’s settlement moratorium as a means of restarting direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.

    “I sincerely hope this decision represents a strategic shift in the Obama administration’s approach to the Middle East,”

    “The shift of effort away from the settlements issue, which was and is truly tangential to the future of the region, creates an opportunity to focus on the singular, totally consuming issue in the Middle East, namely stopping Iran’s determined effort to acquire nuclear weapons.”

Now we are getting somewhere.

December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments »

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  1. As far as I can see, the US attacking Iran is a gambit worth taking; for the following reasons:

    1. We already have sufficient assets deployed in order to do the job.

    2. A significant proportion, if not a large majority, of Americans support such an action.

    3. The US is on the verge of a deepening social and financial crisis. Iran would make a good scapegoat.

    The downside, is having to deal with Islamist fifth columnists in the US. They would quickly overwhelm Homeland Security — which, after all, is only adept at subjugating honest US citizens; it cannot deal with real threats. Europe is in even worse shape, in this regard.

    An attack on Iran will have economic consequences that are difficult to predict. That means big buck opportunities for some in the elite circles. Ultimately, they will go for it. I think they prefer to strike AFTER Israel is destroyed, but they do not control the timing of this thing.

    Israel DOES control the timing, and can strike any time it decides to. By the abysmal state of their civil defense preparations, it look as though they are years from deciding to.

    If Israel forfeits its turn, someone else will set off the spark, and nobody will be ready. This is the most likely scenario. Countries that could very well start the war: Hamasstan, the PLO, Al Qaeda, Hizbullah, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran… and these countries are not restrained by reason.

  2. Right on, Ted. Except that spineless weaklings such as Barack Hussein Obama talk and talk and talk when they should act and act and act. This surely is a repeat of the presidencies of James Buchanan, immediately preceding the American Civil War, and of the execrable James Earl Carter, whose presidency worked overtime to put Iran into the hands of its present hateful regime of mullahs.

    Arnold Harris
    Mount Horeb WI