Hezbollah Wants Iran Deal Almost as Much as Obama

imageOn Wednesday, Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah announced (from a secret location) that the P5 + 1 group’s failure to reach an agreement with the Islamic Republic on sanctions will result in a regional war. Clearly, Nasrallah wants and, in fact, needs a deal. Sanctions have already cost Iran 130 billion dollars. That amount not only puts a serious dent into Iran’s economy, sowing discontent among the masses, it adversely affects Iran’s ability to wage war via its proxies, Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas. A cash infusion, the byproduct of sanctions relief, will enable Iran and Hezbollah to carry on with their pillaging.

Strangely, Nasrallah’s “anti-war,” pro-deal stance puts him in the same corner as the Obama administration. Administration officials have even adopted Nasrallah’s rhetoric, claiming that the imposition of stiffer sanctions on Iran, as contemplated by congress, would lead to war.

Reeling from record low favorability ratings, the healthcare fiasco and various foreign policy failures, the administration is desperate for a deal, any deal. According to published reports, however, the French nixed a prospective deal on sanctions for not being tough enough, placing the current state of world affairs clearly within the depths of Twilight Zone territory.

France is not a nation well known for its backbone and its history is replete with examples of French perfidy and spinelessness. From its collaborationist Vichy past to its fiascos in Indochina and Algeria, the French have a rich history of cutting and running. Now, however, the French have suddenly turned into saviors, preventing a deal that would have allowed the mullahs to continue enriching uranium without dismantling any nuclear infrastructure or reducing existing stockpiles of enriched uranium.

So we are now confronted with a bizarre situation where Hezbollah and the United States are advocating the same cause and using the same panicky language, while the French, the traditional authority figures on appeasement, are showing some backbone. If that isn’t strange enough, the leadership void created by the administration’s vacillation and appeasement has generated a peculiar realignment of realpolitik whereby the Saudis, Kuwaitis, Qataris and other Gulf nations are looking to their traditional enemy, the Israelis, to protect their security interests.

All the regional players are acutely cognizant of Iran’s pernicious objectives. They are keenly aware that Iran lied about its enrichment facilities at Fordow and Natanz. That it lied about its heavy water plutonium facility at Arak. That it kept its uranium enrichment activities underground away from prying eyes and that it conducted nuclear implosion experiments and attempted to conceal this from International Atomic Energy Inspectors. The Gulf nations are nervous and with good justification but lacking credible military strength, they are helpless. Abandoned by the administration, they naturally turned to Israel, something that would have been unheard of in times past.

U.S. foreign policy is turning the world on its head in other theaters as well. On August 21, Syria’s serial killer head of state and chief warlord, Bashar Assad, emboldened by a sheepish U.S. president, used chemical weapons against his own people killing at least 1,300, many of them children. The Obama administration hooted and hollered but in the end, it was Russia’s ex-KGB strongman, Vladimir Putin, who came to the rescue and defused the situation in a manner that suited the interests of the Syrian-Iranian-Hezbollah axis. In the age of Obama, an ex-KGB thug is suddenly transformed into a peacemaker.

The administration claims to seek regional stability but they’re doing their damnedest to create regional conflagration. Administration officials deliberately leaked information that implicated Israel in an October 31 strike against advanced Russian made Syrian anti-aircraft missiles and related equipment near Latakia. The disclosures threatened to back Assad into a corner leaving him no recourse but avenge “Arab honor” and offer some form of military response.

Israeli officials were furious and called the leaks “scandalous.” Israeli protests to the White House were met with muted response and the Israelis were at a loss to describe the administration’s inexplicable behavior, which at best amounted to gross negligence and endangered the security interests of its closest Mideast ally.

This isn’t the first occasion where administration officials leaked damaging information about Israel’s strategic and tactical initiatives. In March 2012 administration officials disclosed damaging information concerning the burgeoning alliance between Israel and Azerbaijan. The disclosure served no purpose except to damage the close relationship carefully cultivated between the two nations and jeopardize Israel’s strategic initiatives. Allies don’t treat each other that way but this administration has a knack for upsetting allies; Honduras, Columbia, Poland and the Czech Republic just to name a few.

Perhaps the most inexplicable behavior of all is the manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry torpedoed any chance of a negotiated settlement between Israel and its duplicitous “peace partner,” The Palestinian Authority. In a scathing commentary last week, one marked by vitriol characteristic of the radical left, Kerry launched into a diatribe blaming Israel exclusively for stalled talks while giving the Palestinian Authority a free pass and even gave implicit recognition to terrorism as a legitimate means to obtain concessions. The net result of his malevolent screed was to harden already implausible and unrealistic Arab demands, diminishing any hope for a peaceful resolution. For an administration besotted by establishing Judenrein in Judea and Samaria, Kerry’s nonsensical talk likely had the opposite effect.

So there you have it. John Kerry and Hassan Nasrallah have teamed up to urge capitulation to the Islamic Republic while the French, historically known as the jellyfish of Europe, are suddenly developing a skeletal structure. The Saudis and the Gulf countries are looking to the Jews for protection and an ex-KGB man has been transformed into a peculiar combination of rainmaker and peacemaker. To top it off the administration is treating its closest regional ally like an adversary and is systematically sabotaging its security interests while providing political cover to its sworn enemies.

We are indeed living in strange times, a product of the leadership void created by the Obama administration. Rod Serling in his finest hour couldn’t conjure up a more convoluted scenario.

In other news, North Korea recently executed 80 people for possessing bibles and watching South Korean films with no protest from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Oh well. It’s good to know that some things will always remain predictable.

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  • Hass

    “Syria’s serial killer head of state and chief warlord, Bashar Assad, emboldened by a sheepish U.S. president, used chemical weapons against his own people killing at least 1,300, many of them children”

    Oh really? Unless I missed it. Where is your evidence for that?
    But on the other hand, there is video evidence of Al Qaeda handling and preparing chemical weapons.

    • Johnathan Read

      A great comment Hass .

      There must be at least a dozen youtube videos that show Al Qaeda jihadists handling and experiementing with chemical weapons.They can be found by anyone willing to spend some time to find them and learn the truth.

      • Hass

        Thanks mate, yes, I’ve seen many of them. In one where they were setting up a rocket and loading the Chemical shells into it.

    • J Simson

      Who were targets? Sunni Rebels…

      Who has Nerve Gas? Rockets to fire the Nerve Gas?

      Where were the rockets fired from?

      The answers are quite obvious…

      • herb benty

        Assad and baring that, civilians to make it look like Assad.And when that was settled, Israel.

      • Hass

        Muslime terrorists love showing off for the camera on anything they do. And in one videos, you can see clearly where they took over a Chemical weapons storage base and were showing off the merchandise.

        • Jane

          You are correct Hass,
          totally agree. I too have seen a few videos of those Al Qaeda terrorists handling Chemical Weapons..

  • Phil

    Obamao is a Marxist member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    They’re his Buddies.

  • Drakken

    Amateur hour in the White house and that effing traitor Val Jarret is running this clusterfk, the more these morons try to avoid war at all costs, the more inevitable war will come. This is like watching a train wreck about to happen and there is nothing you can do to stop it from happening.

    • BagLady

      War is always inevitable when you have vested interests. Jeez, $1 million for every dropped bomblet. Ask the NRA shareholders.

  • v

    We live in a bizarre upside down world.

    • Texas Patriot

      v: “We live in a bizarre upside down world.”

      The world has always been a very deceptive and very dangerous place, and a big part of that has always been the *disinformation* intentionally spread by one faction to mislead and confuse another competing or adversarial faction. What is different today is the explosion of different media available for carrying intentionally false and distorted information.

      What are some of those widely spread and widely believed false messages? Well, here are two of the bigger ones: “Islam is a religion of peace” and “America is the last remaining superpower”. As we all know, not even Muslims think Islam is a religion of peace, and only the most massively self-deluded idiots still think America is a superpower in any sense of the word. America is bankrupt shell of its former self which is surviving on borrowed money, and Islam is an aggressive ideology of conquest and submission.

      So I really don’t think the world is any more bizarre or upside down than it has been in the past. There is just a lot more disinformation floating around and a lot more people who don’t really realize what’s going on.

  • http://www.twitter.com/changeirannow Change Iran Now

    The Iranian regime has a long history of deliberately disguising and distorting its rhetoric in order to buy time to advance the goals of its nuclear program. A video captured prior to the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is the latest piece of evidence suggesting Iran’s willingness to deceive foreigners, particularly western negotiators, while buying time to clandestinely further their nuclear ambition. According to a former IAEA official, Iran’s disinformation campaign has been a tremendous success, as evidence suggests they could soon have the capability to assemble a nuclear weapon in just two weeks.

    • Texas Patriot

      Deception is how the game is played. Everyone does it. Sun Tzu knew that over 2500 years ago. As Ronald Reagan said, when dealing with adversaries and potential enemies, “Trust but verify.”

  • Texas Patriot

    In the entire history of the United States, there has never been a time when the stakes were so high and America was so clearly on the wrong side of things in foreign policy. The good news though is that the French are starting to wake up, and in the larger scheme of things, that could be huge.

  • liamjq

    it would help if you didn’t so cravenly lie…anyone who thinks that assad used nerve gas in August is either a cynical lier or should go back to washing dishes….and as for l’algerie and L’indo chine …aldin pyle didnt come from nowhere!!!…go back to the Dulles brothers and explain to your learned readers the s!”£storm your country’s infantile meddlings have created

  • liamjq

    ps.. its come to a fine state of things when an ex-KGB agent and iranian revolutionary guards are fighting to defend Aramaic speaking Christians in their faiths birthplace from a gang of US -backed salafi/al-qaeda headchoppers..strange days indeed,,,america can you sink any lower???

  • Jane Wegener

    Of course they do!

  • Walter Sieruk

    The foundation of Hezbollah and other likeminded deadly Islamic terror groups isthe Quran,, as in Sura 9:112. 46:4. An important question: is the Quran the Word of God or is it a fabrication of a Man. Thus, is the Quran the truth or a fiction and a hoax? The jihadists use many verses from the Quran as the Main source of justification for their violence, mayhem and murders. There, the question is clearly given on pages 145 through 157 in THE ISLAMIC INVASION by Robert Morey in which he wrote a section on the Quran with its self-contradictions. Just two of the many he cited are the following “The Quran differs on whether a day is a thousand years or fifty thousand years in God’s sight’ and “Who was first to believe? Abraham or Moses [Sura 6:14 versus 7:143]? The above is inconsistent and illogical. Further, Morey wrote about “The fact that Judaism and Christianity broke up into different sects was used in the Quran to prove that they are not of God [Suras 30:20-32. 42:13, 14]. Yet Islam has broken up into many warring sects and therefore cannot be true if the Quran is right.” Moreover, Morey in his book shows many more contradictions and absurdities in the Quran, there are and how Muhammad incorporated extra Biblical and Jewish folklore along with pre-Islamic Arabian myth and parts of Zoroastrian and Hindu stories into the Quran. Furthermore, the Muslims claim that “the Quran is the direct, literal word of God unmodified in any way by the Prophet who uttered them at the bidding of God.” Nevertheless, in the book UNVEILING ISLAM by Ergun Mehmet and Eethi Caner has shown that the Quran was modified in the following account on pages 45. “Muhammad felt the need to improve on the words of Allah, since he changed Allah’s wisdom for his own on several occasions. A hadith tells of the nonchalant emendations of Muhammad:’ On a number of occasions he [a scribe] had, with the Prophet’s consent changed the closing words of verses. For example, when the prophet had said ‘God is mighty and wise ‘ Adbollah b. Abi Sarh suggested writing down ‘Knowing and wise’ and the Prophet answered that there was no objection. Having observed a succession of changes of this type, Adbollah renounced Islam on the grounds that revelations, if from God could not be changed at the prompting of a scribe such as himself. After his apostasy he went to Mecca and joined the Qorayshites.’ Other writers reveal that later Muhammad and his people did go war with the Qorayshites and he personally killed Abdollah. Obviously Abdollah knew too much and Muhammad wanted Abdollah’s knowledge to die with him.” In conclusion, the Quran is not only a fiction, it’s also a hoax.