Khamenei's terms put the three European powers in a bind. They have tried to reassure Washington that it would be possible to renegotiate the current deal to curtail Iran's ballistic missile program or its aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East.
Well, they were stupid to have done that.
When the deal was brokered, Iran rejected expanding the deal to cover all missiles. They were simply not going to design a missile to carry a nuclear-weapons payload. They never agreed to not producing missiles to carry conventional warheads. It was all quite clear that insisting on what Trump is trying to do now would have resulted in no deal at all.
If Trump and his sidekicks keep pushing Iran and keep trash talking North Korea and threatening it, Trump will succeed in creating a bloc against the US which will agree to cooperate much more against the US then Trump imagines possible.
Trump has surrounded himself with incredibly superficial thinkers on foreign policy and geopolitics. If he's not careful, he'll get himself into what he wanted to avoid: world war that would devastate the US and ruin the planet for ages.
He was supposed to be better than Hillary on foreign policy. He won't be in short order if he keeps it up. At the rate he's going, he may as well have run as a flat-out Neocon.
Being against the Iraq War is sure ringing hollow right now. What do you think Xi and Putin are thinking about how much they can trust Trump?
I totally agree with the exception of being surprised by the US-corporate-mainstream media.
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on both Iran and on Venezuela this week, which are both aimed at regime change, but in the case of Iran media and other countries are resisting them, while in Venezuela's case they are not being questioned, explains CEPR's Mark Weisbrot
"What's at stake is that we're allowing a revisionist regime with a terrible track record on freedom of speech to dictate what we say and write in our own countries," said J. Michael Cole, a Taipei-based senior fellow with the China Policy Institute and the University of Nottingham's Taiwan studies program. "If Beijing does not encounter red lines, it can only keep asking for more."
I am thoroughly impressed. The point is that people are entitled to pick and choose the aspects of any ideology they want. Picking one doesn't mean endorsing the package. Frankly, it's not so much picking an aspect but simply having an overlapping view.
As for the targets of her most excellent article, they falsely imagine that they can lump everyone together who opposes Zionism with unwittingly facilitating supporting libertarian economics and clamping down on sexual anarchy (anything-goes liberalism, which isn't freedom but slavery).
They don't like Putin primarily because Putin doesn't march in "Gay Pride" parades. Therefore, he's somehow homophobic and dangerous.
The fact is that homosexuals are not rounded up, tortured, imprisoned, or executed in Russia for being homosexual. Putin simply wants no act-out decadence on the streets, which acting out he sees as undermining the fabric of society. He wants to maintain the traditional definition of marriage and to maintain the traditional families that result, not punish homosexuals. That's the Russian People's right to believe no matter how much identity-politics Americans think the rights of homosexuals outweighs it.
I don't think the jury is still out on what liberal culture has done to the US; but, for those who think everything that's recently happened will necessarily turn out fine, a shock finally awaits.
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