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What can we do with Iran?

The popular thinking around here is the administration is doing its best in talking to Iran…I did a post on that…..then I check a few sites a few days later, and my question given in the post is sitting there,  screaming from everyone  else…..Is the President getting rolled?……the final thing in this story is the piece in the New York Times declaring that the UN thinks that Iran has the knowhow to make a bomb……duh?

Listen folks…..I wouldn’t want Obama’s job…..nope…I’ll take the plane, and not having to wait on line, anywhere…but not the decision on this one……

Iran is what they would call in Star Trek…a Kobayashi Maru , or  a’No-Win’ situation…….

As I posted before, Iran’s political administration wants a nuclear bomb, and so does its people……while they have made concession’s in the past week in Geneva…the fact remains that they are busily working to achieve their goal……I mentioned the carrot and the stick……well I believe in that, but lets face it……in the end, sanctions are not going to stop them….we know it, and so does the President, he’s not dumb…I mentioned the Israeli’s, as the stick…..while a defensive strike by them would set things back…..the entire Middle East peace movement dies with that action…and there is no guarantee that the Israeli Defense Force will eviscerate the whole program…( I cannot see this president sending American aircraft to do the job, it’s not him)……..

So in the end, I for one, don’t have a hard answer…..I’ll bet no one else out there …..has one either………

October 4, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Iran………..

The President and the administration has employed the old carrot and stick strategy with the Iranians since Obama has arrived in DC…while some progress seems to have been made in this weeks meetings in Geneva…one should always be wary of the Persian’s who have been around for a long, long, long time…… I am talking about that nation’s political and military apparatus …..

While we all are concerned about Iran’s nuclear weapons…and the threat they would pose….I buy into the theory floating around that the people of Iran might hate their government, but are proud of its pursuit of a nuclear capability………

Along with this fact, I am also weary of the fact that the Iranian’s have been, and are continuing to, stall the West, while working hard at continuing development at any number of nuclear facilities…….I hope the everyone isn’t getting played…..

The stick remains sanctions (which are probably very spotty), inspections and the threat of letting the Israeli’s loose…….The carrot is, sanctions going away, some sort accommodation with the West, and a world wide view that they aren’t so bad……And maybe a supervised civilian nuclear program…..

One thing I can say with certainty…President Obama will do everything he can… to go the extra mile…to turn the other cheek, to get some sort of an agreement…talking to them…not just at them…….

What a welcomed change from the past eight years………..


October 1, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment