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Iran Has Sprung Its Trap And The U. S. A. Is In It

Updated on August 31, 2015
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And now the cash is available.

Let's hope America's representatives and senators have had one or more of their staff members read the whole "Iran Deal" before they vote on whether or not to accept what Secretary Kerry and the other negotiating powers negotiated.

But you know what? It really doesn't matter!

Iran's theocratic rulers understand the role greed plays in the lives of men and nations, and they are the winners.

As soon as the deal was signed, our negotiating partners, partners who, along with the U. S., imposed the economic sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table, scurried to the next table to try to fill their pockets with some of the no-longer-sanctioned funds and new oil income Iran would have available to spend.

Their trade delegations were at the ready. The starting guns were fired, even before the Iran Deal had been printed. Greed held sway.

The genii can't be put back in the bottle. The sanctions which had produced the deal were gone. The bank was open. The rush was on.

What was the cost/benefit ratio?

The objective was to halt Iran's quest for nuclear power status. Not for electrical nuclear power, for which Iran never had an urgent need, but the power from developing its own nuclear weapons.

Iran's obvious aim, and it remains even after "the Deal," is to balance Israel's nuclear arsenal with one of its own. Their goal being that Israel cannot threaten to use its arsenal of the weapons, if Iran attempts to follow through on its stated goal of eliminating the Jewish state of Isael. The mutually assured destruction, if Israel were to use its nuclear weapons against Iran, would indeed mean the destruction of Israel.

Knowing that their nuclear deterrent was no longer an overwhelming deterrent, Israel would then be faced with an intractable enemy pounding on the door.

What might the balance of power between the two be at that point?

What has come from the present Iran Deal is Iran's freedom to pursue more and more conventional weaponry and technology as it prepares for the decade a decade from now, when their nuclear ambitions can be realized, even if delayed until then.

Does it matter how an impotent Congress votes, even if it should have the strength to override a presidential veto?

Not at all, because the sanctions are gone. The USA cannot impose effective sanctions unilaterally, and the name of the game today is "trade."

It may be true that the only alternative to the Iran Deal was war, but the outcome of the Iran Deal ten years down the road is likely to be a war Israel cannot win short of its own destruction.

Americans who don't look down that road can sit back content that gasoline prices are going down as Iran adds its own considerable oil reserves to the current over-abundance of oil on the world market.

The Iranian people, those who don't see down the road their leaders are taking, can sit back content that life is getting back to pre-sanctions normal, or better.

Iran's theocratic rulers can rejoice that they govern a happy populace and have ten years to prepare for the death of Israel and their own dominance in the Middle East, a Middle East where the continuing chant will be "Death To America."

In the meantime? America will be forced to face ISIS in a draining, seemingly endless depletion of its own strength and resources. And, even if it is ultimately successful in destroying ISIS, it will then be confronted with the same question it did not confront in 2015: "How can we prevent the destruction of Israel?"



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Meanwhile? Some pretty big rivals will be sitting around salivating over the possible scraps from the carnage.




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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A question: 22 have read this Hub and not one has commented! Was this wrong, too negative, or considered too obvious to merit comment?

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