Where from here?

The new Middle East:

Tehran boasted at home that the accord recognised its ‘right’ to enrich uranium – which it says is for peaceful purposes – but Western leaders said the deal made no such reference.

Hassan Rowhani, whose election as Iran’s president in June raised hopes of a thaw with the West, insisted ‘Iran’s right to uranium enrichment on its soil was accepted in this nuclear deal by world powers’.

But US Secretary of State John Kerry was adamant: ‘This first step does not say that Iran has the right of enrichment, no matter what interpretative comments are made.’

I would say that Obama and Kerry are fools except that this is exactly what they want. The Iranian President is merely letting cats out of bags. No one is in any doubt about the troubles this is intended to cause.

The thing about being on the left when I was young was that there were adults still in charge who took a sober view of our interests and tried to act on them. We could go off to protest but it wouldn’t matter, and we knew it wouldn’t matter, because there were people at the top who paid no attention to us. Now there are no protests and the people at the top, if they are not opposed to our success and our way of life, certainly have an odd way of showing it.

If you are a nation dependent on American support, you would be wise to look for other kinds of friends and alliances. That Israel and Saudi Arabia may now make common cause is one more example of my enemy’s enemy is my friend. All this from Drudge today.

Netanyahu: ‘Historic Mistake’…
Appeasement…
Deal leaves Israel few options…
Obama calls…
BOLTON: Abject Surrender…
Six-Month Freeze, but Enrichment Issues Remain…
Iranians hail ‘smiling’ FM…
A STEP…
GOP sour…
Secret US-Iran talks…
Anger, jitters in Mideast…
Disagreements emerge…
‘Iran got what it wanted’…
Relief sweeps Tehran…
REPORT: Israelis inspect Saudi bases for possible strike…

Where from here? Two out of three of the “axis of evil” to have nuclear weapons. And it is American foreign policy to do nothing to stop it.

UPDATE: I hadn’t seen this but was sent to me by a friend. This is from Obama’s second inaugural:

And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice–not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.

The phase is possibly not accidental but intended as directly in your eye to everyone who would like to maintain our way if life. But if just there by the force of words and concepts, then in itself in betrays the cast of mind and the personal beliefs that lie behind it. It’s not even si vis pacem, para bellum. The President may himself be a fifth column. We give up our freedoms so that a bunch of layabouts can have free phones.

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