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Friday, September 4, 2015

David Ignatius, "Benjamin Netanyahu faces a stark dilemma in the Iran nuclear deal": In Fact, the World Will Soon Face That Dilemma



Do you remember how would-be Middle East expert David Ignatius not so long ago mistakenly claimed that "the nation that chanted in unison 'Death to America' is probably gone forever"?

Well today, Ignatius concludes his latest Washington Post opinion piece entitled "Benjamin Netanyahu faces a stark dilemma in the Iran nuclear deal" by stating:

"Now that he has won the votes, Obama can think about the real challenge ahead — which is successful implementation of the Iran pact, whether Netanyahu likes it or not."

Think about "successful implementation of the Iran pact"? In another eight years, Iran will be free to build or acquire ICBMs. In another 10-15 years, Iran will place nuclear tips on those ICBMs, which will be capable of hitting New York and Washington. And meanwhile, Iran will be handed more than $100 billion to foster the terror operations of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Do you really think Obama will be wasting any thought on Iran when he leaves the White House in another year and four months and spends his days driving a golf cart around the links? I don't think so. His "legacy" will have become the world's "stark dilemma" and not just that of Bibi Netanyahu.

1 comment:

  1. Ignatius needs a pause button. Or a lesson on dot-connecting.

    Seems to me that "Now that he has won the votes, Obama can think about the real challenge ahead — which is successful implementation of the Iran pact, ..."
    is so premature on September 5, 2015, when Iran and Russia are already implementing THEIR deal, which seems to not be the same 'deal'.

    1) Russia now militarily on the ground in Syria and also busy building at Bushehr, are surprises to O'Kerry?
    2) no actual vote has been cast by the USA Congress
    3) Ayatollah Khamenei just called for a Majlis vote in mid-October, and is still re-negotiating:
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/khamenei-the-democrat-1441408158

    (this WSJ post will be a must read in the USA. But, it was nice for China's navy to pay a surprise visit while #44 was in Alaska. I was expecting a parade of Russian ice-breakers :) )


    k

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