Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Michael Doliner: There has never been an Iranian bomb program, but Obama needed to negotiate the end of one anyway so that he wouldn't look weak on defense. All of Europe, Russia, and China sent diplomats to chime in. The orange sloth declares it "the worst deal in history" and tears it up. Through the entire process Ahmadinejad insisted negotiating with the USA was a waste of time, since they are incapable of upholding any agreement. Moderate Rouhani, and anyone who voted for him, looks like a complete fool for negotiating the JCPOA. Now Trump is in Obama's mess, slip-sliding into a war with Iran that everyone with half a brain knows will destroy the world economy. Except, Obama's path out is closed. Britain, France, Germany ... are pooped out. The stupidity and barbarism of the American adventures they supported have left them with governments of sock puppets and lap dogs.
The real problem is that the Former United States is played out, but the deep state (spies mostly) don't want to admit it. The debacles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere have demonstrated complete incompetence. American influence in the Middle East is near zero. Even the Saudis are thinking of abandoning dollar hegemony. The fates of Gaddafi, after he gave up his weapons, Saddam, after he asked April Glaspie for permission to invade Kuwait, and Noriega, after running the CIA drug trade, expose the Former United States as a double-crosser par excellence. Even if you wanted to be their lacky it's impossible to determine what they want.
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