Tehran Resumes Aid to Hamas: Six Weeks Later, Hamas Attacks Israel. Coincidence?
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The PJ Tatler » White House Extends Iran Nuclear Deadline by Four Months

With two days to go until the July 20 deadline for a final nuclear agreement with Iran, the Obama administration announced Friday evening that it would extend the deadline by four months.

In a lengthy statement from the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest lauded Washington’s “unprecedented diplomatic effort with the Islamic Republic of Iran to achieve a comprehensive solution to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.”

In other words, just build your nukes, Tehran.  We’re sure as hell not going to stop you.  And now that you’ve got Israel occupied with your surrogates in Hamas, they’re probably not going to stop you either.

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Tehran Resumes Aid to Hamas: Six Weeks Later, Hamas Attacks Israel. Coincidence? — 18 Comments

  1. press secretary slimebag Barky mouthpiece Josh Earnest lauded Washington’s “unprecedented diplomatic effort with the Islamic Republic of Iran to achieve a comprehensive solution to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.”(fixed that a bit for ‘em)

    Correct interpretation: “The Iranians let us know they’d need awhile longer to get their nuke weapons construction to its final stages, so Johnny Ketchup and his Happy Horseshit Hawkers told ‘em we’d give ‘em another four months – with the promise of more beyond that, if needed, of course.”

    How utterly “unexpected”, right?…Yeh, who could’ve imagined that would happen?…

    (Say – remember that one about the Doc who gave his “terminal” patient six months to live – and when, at the end of that time, the patient told the Doc he couldn’t pay his bill…the Doc gave ‘im another six months?

    ‘Course, that couldn’t possibly happen now; what with Obamacare and all, the poor clod’s FedGov-subsidized “guaranteed non-cancellable” insurance would pay the bill – whether he’d paid a “premium” or not – and the patient’d croak right “on schedule”…)

    • I actually did think it was interesting that Iran resumed payments and support for Hamas, and within an eyeblink, Hamas was adding to all the other distractions from the Iranian nuke in the Middle East.

      Bottom line: there is not one issue more important than the Iranian nuke in the Middle East: Not Iraq, not Syria, not Hamas. Once Iran has nukes, all hell is out for lunch there.

      Even the Saudis understand that much.

      • Even the Saudis understand that much.

        And their maneuverings – plus whatever deeply-hidden efforts the Israelis may still have in the works – may well be the only half-realistic, possibly-effective restriction(s) on the Mad Mullahs’ ultimately near-certain completion of their push for nuclear weaponry.

        Which makes for a pretty picture, does it not?

        The only real “opposition” to an Iranian-based nuke fist of Islamofascist horror rests with the behind-the-scenes efforts of two relatively-small nearby entities, one of which is arguably the most extensively-militarized per capita in history – while simultaneously the most continuously militarily active, defensively anyway – but so small as to make such “underground” or “indirect” opposition efforts very expensive and difficult, and the other which differs only marginally (though vitally, to them) from the Iranians’ own aims, politics and philosophy, so that their “opposition” consists of very much wanting to co-opt that nuke capability for themselves (preferably, simultaneously denying said capability for the Iranians themselves)…

        Meanwhile, the only nation that has the actual, realistic capability at its command to obviate the Iranian nuke threat – indulges in “diplomatic” semi-minuets, mouthing empty statements about “red lines” (which fade or are moved when approached) and “must nots” (which no one believes in) and proffering clumsy stumblings-about by a State Department horse’s ass and his equally ineffectual, bungling and bumbling employees and cohorts…

        While we all look on – it’s similar, I’d say, to the horrid fascination of a public beheading or other execution, particularly of someone you know, and even like at least a bit: It’s horrific to watch, knowing you can’t really affect the ultimate outcome, dreading what you just know you’re about to see happen – yet, you can’t, you somehow don’t dare look away…

        • The bottom line in the Middle East is simple: It is the war between the Sunni Sauds, and the Shia Iranians. It is both a religious conflict, and a regional geopolitical conflict.

          Everything else, including us, is just collateral issues and damage.

          • Oh, I quite understand that, have done for a long time. What I was trying to convey (not too well, it seems) was this: 1) the Shoddy Arabians’ present mode, in that whole mess, is to try to sorta-kinda “assist” the Iranians’ efforts at successful completion of their on-going nuclear weapons development, while simultaneously striving to maneuver that completion’s end-results into their own hands and – preferably – out of the Iranians’ (since, of course, they know full-well that, if and when the Shia Iranians “go live” with nukes, their Sunni asses are sliced, diced, cooked and served, one way or another – unless they also have nukes at that point), and 2) it’s a pitifully precarious thing that the rest of the globe is partially dependent on the unseen back-and-forthing going on there to perhaps draw matters out a bit, and that mostly we’re clinging to the hope that, somehow, the Israelis will figure out a way to scotch the whole thing.

            No matter how it turns out, if Iran’s nuke program is successful in producing weaponry – and it seems at this point a very near-certainty that it will; the only question seems to be the time remaining until it does – as you refer to, the final fuse will be lit for the Middle East, and the “end-game” to that will follow pretty quickly, in all likelihood, no matter the exact course it takes.

            Personally, I think it’s pretty unlikely that said “end-game” will remain confined to the Middle East – that, no matter the detailed course of events or the timeline, there’s a very, VERY high probability for most (if not all) of the rest of the world to get involved, and the outcome of that will make WW II look like a rather minor, “regionalized” scuffle.

            I sincerely hope I’m wrong about that – past human history (especially with reference to “wars of religious origin”), however, is not encouraging…

            • 1) the Shoddy Arabians’ present mode, in that whole mess, is to try to sorta-kinda “assist” the Iranians’ efforts at successful completion of their on-going nuclear weapons development, while simultaneously striving to maneuver that completion’s end-results into their own hands and – preferably – out of the Iranians’ (since, of course, they know full-well that, if and when the Shia Iranians “go live” with nukes, their Sunni asses are sliced, diced, cooked and served, one way or another – unless they also have nukes at that point

              I don’t think this is what’s going on at all, for several reasons.

              An Iranian nuke is an existential threat to the Saudi royals, and to the Sunni faith as a whole.

              The Sauds already have nukes available – they paid for the Pakistan nuclear program. If you think that there won’t be some heavy crates being airlifted directly to Riyadh at the snap of an oilbag finger, your name isn’t…well, isn’t somebody’s name who doesn’t know how things work out there.

              The US nightmare is the Iranian nukes kicking off an arms race between Iran (with help from China and the Union of Fascist Socialist Republics) and Saudi Arabia, with help from Pakistan (and maybe Israel).

              • The Sauds already have nukes available – they paid for the Pakistan nuclear program. If you think that there won’t be some heavy crates being airlifted directly to Riyadh at the snap of an oilbag finger…

                Ding-dang it – clean forgot about that – and I knew about it, too…

                Sorry ’bout that – no excuse…’cept maybe old-age “disremembering”. You’re right – and I don’t imagine the Shoddys are going to be able to do anything really effective to block or stall the Iranian nuke development, either – so…

                Anyway, that makes it even more pitiful, mostly – as I have very little belief that the Israelis are going to be successful in putting a stopper on the Iranian nuke weapons program. Even if they’re able to fight off Hamas’ Gaza-based depredations, they’ve only got just so much in resources, and an ever-growing amount of that is being expended in defense of their home-fronts.

                The US nightmare is the Iranian nukes kicking off an arms race between Iran (with help from China and the Union of Fascist Socialist Republics) and Saudi Arabia, with help from Pakistan (and maybe Israel).

                Just so – but I see that as the all-too-possible nightmare for the rest of the globe, not just the U.S., as I see a nuke-based arms race like that in the Middle East not staying there, but instead, one way or another, expanding pretty rapidly…basically, everywhere.

                There are just too many places ’round the world, now, that are increasingly Muslim-influenced or controlled, and that therefore seem almighty-likely to take a hand in a Sunni vs. Shia shootout…or is there something else I’ve missed that would possibly keep that from happening?

                • Yeah – a successful Iranian nuclear strike on Israel, which would result in the Sampson Strategy of Israel taking down the entire Muslim world – or at least as many cities and other targets as their 200-plus nukes can reach via missile, plane, submarine.

                • Well…I’ve considered the possibility of the “Sampson Strategy” “doomsday” strike by the Israelis – and I consider it as a real possibility, if the Israelis became sufficiently convinced that that was their only viable card left to play. I just don’t think they would get all – or probably even a majority – of their Middle East enemies, nor do I think that that would prevent a geographical widening of the open conflict well beyond the Middle East.

                  In fact, I see too many ways in which that final, “kill ‘em all” sort of outburst would be highly likely to lead to a vastly-widened hot war, by both nuclear and “conventional” means.

                  I just keep seeing the completion of the Iranians’ nuke weapons program as the final trigger that will, sooner or later – and most likely sooner – set off the avalanche…there are too many ways that can happen, and too few scenarios I can see that would not go in that direction…and there is far too little being done to try to prevent such an eventuality.

                  I think we’re probably screwed – while I sincerely hope I’m wrong about that outcome.

              • I don’t think the Saudis are going to count on last minute Pakistani help in a pinch. I think they already have the nukes. The Saudis, except for their money, have been weak horses throughout their history. They believe in playing everyone against everyone else for their own benefit, using oil money as the weapon. They themselves (meaning the royal family and other influential oligarchs) are not religious fanatics. They like their hedonistic lifestyles as oil sheiks and would rather the status quo remain forever, if they could. Iranian nukes would change the status quo. Unless, of course it were known the Sunni Bomb was a counterweight. Until such time as it is needed they would be fine with keeping any nuke capability as secret. However, I doubt they haven’t already bought that insurance. Note if Sunni radical groups knew they had a nuke not balanced by a Shia nuke, they would feel intense pressure to use it. Pakistan has its nukes yet has the Indian nukes as they’re excuse for not using them.

                This is how the mindsets of these people work. The ones in power want to keep power. They prefer their cushy perks of power and the balance of power that negates the pressure on them to “do something”. It’s all very French of them.

  2. Iran will use their nukes the same way other such thugs have done: To threaten less-well armed nations into submission (Hello, Islamic Republic of Iraq and Iran, aka The Shia Caliphate), and to render themselves invulnerable to meaningful retaliation or threat.

  3. Unless we’ve allowed them to do so.

    A lot of money washing around DC from the Saudis plus some morons at foggy bottom that think it’s in our best interests to keep it secret May incentive us.

    We still pretend Japan doesn’t have nukes and yet most believe they could assemble them in a few hours.