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Monday, January 06, 2020

Obama official thinks Trump's strategy worked



Don't buy the World War 3 spin. The mullahs in Iran are in deep doo-doo. President Donald John Trump's economic sanctions have killed the economy, and the people rise in protest.

Ray Takeyh wrote, "Why the Death of an Iranian Commander Won’t Mean World War III. The U.S. dealt a major blow in taking out Iran’s imperial strategist. But the mullahs’ next move likely won’t be a dramatic escalation."

He is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Born in Iran, he taught at the National War College and advised the Obama administration on Iran.

He wrote, "His death will be a blow to the Iranian theocracy but — contrary to what many observers are warning — could very likely temper the clerical oligarchs, who tend to retreat in face of American determination."

Bullies are the biggest cowards.

He wrote, "Past is often prologue in Iran. When a truculent Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency, Iran hastily released the American diplomats it had held hostage for 444 days. When George W. Bush’s shock and awe campaign quickly displaced the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iran responded by suspending its nuclear program. The mullahs relish assaulting America but are circumspect when facing a tough-minded, unpredictable president. The Islamic Republic had already pledged to retreat further from its nuclear obligations by next week. A move in that direction seems more likely at this point, as opposed to blowing up American diplomatic and military outposts."

Contrast and compare to Obama acquiescing to the mullah's demands.

The death of General Qassim Soleimani should be a turning point because of President Trump's ability to stop others (including Red China) from buying Iranian oil.

Takeyh wrote, "As the commemoration ceremonies begin in Iran, it is important to stress that the imperial edifice that Soleimani built was already stressed. The sanctions reimposed by the Trump administration after its abrogation of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal have depleted Iran’s economy, calling into question its foreign policy imperatives. In November, Iran was rocked by massive demonstrations as the regime had to curtail its onerous fuel subsidies. An uneasy path lies ahead for the clerical oligarchs. The last thing they need is a costly confrontation with a president willing to do things they once considered unimaginable."

Regime change is possible, and never forget this is Donald Trump's ultimate goal. He wants to rid the world of dictators. He prefers to use tariffs and sanctions, but he has plenty of drones and missiles.

Iran needs to cut a deal with him before they lose their country.

I suggest the mullahs call President Donald Trump by dialing 1-800-WE-SURRENDER.

41 comments:

  1. Iran is a great nation high-jacked by evil men. Let's hope that its people can throw off their yoke like the Egyptians did in bringing down the Muslim Brotherhood.

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    1. Zero' and Hillary's support of the MoBros were the basis of the so called "Arab Spring."
      When the Benghazi FUBAR happened I've always held it was a botched kidnapping.The bad men weren't expecting a fight. Neither were Hilldabeest and Zero. Actually sad because I think the the attempt was to get the Blind Sheik released and sent back to Egypt. Who,then when the MoBros were run out of town on a rail, would've been in the hands of Al-Sisi..who wouldn't hesitate in putting the good Sheik up against the wall wrapped in a fresh pigskin..
      That, and I also believe am.Stevens was about to rat on Hill and her gunrunning op..

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  2. "Bullies are the biggest cowards."

    Who is President Bone Spurs?

    I'll take psychological projection for $1000, Alex.

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    1. Not again.. Now for the anti Semitic tirade..
      From a fat kid in his mother's basement..

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    2. Boomer to Snowflake:

      The last war veteran we had as president was George Herbert Walker Bush (41). He served one term. Democratic voters replaced him with a man who signed a letter of intent to join ROTC but recanted when he got a high number in the draft lottery.

      But Bush was a Republican and Clinton a Democrat.

      As the party changes, so do the standards.





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    3. He knows bullies are the biggest cowards, so he wants to be the biggest bully in the world so nobody can make him a coward.

      His bullying works spectacularly:USMCA, China trade war, killing of Soleimani, silencing (pretty much) of Kim. Oh, where is Kim's Christmas gift?

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    4. Large bone spurs in the feet are disqualifying from military service.

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    5. LOLGF you stupid hypocritical dishonest coward troll. Until you: identify your posts with a moniker of some sort, quit dumping your buckets of diarrhea and running, and start your own blog, you need to STFU about calling anyone a coward you loser hypocrite.

      FLOlson

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    6. Still using bonespurs, nony?
      The man put a very successful career on hold to serve this country and that's a hell of a lot more than you've ever done.
      Time for you to grow up, pathetic little nony.

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    7. Obama is President Zero.

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    8. In which branch of the military did Obama serve?

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  3. Does Trump have a master plan and is it working? Stay tuned.

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    1. He always seems to be one step ahead

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    2. Seems? He is, steps ahead.
      He surprises only the fools who are convinced a multi-billionaire was an idiot.

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    3. It seems to be working just fine, and it is causing the liberals to expose themselves completely.

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    4. When Trump was encourgaing the EU to uphold the sanctions against Iran he said "I''ll settle for nothing less than world peace". That's his end-game and it is very good for America.
      Chollaman

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  4. The great thing about Mr. T is that I don’t have to worry. He’s got this. I said “We got this” to fellow Trumpkins over and over again at CPAC 2016. We did. He does.

    “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

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    1. You definitely don't want to worry too much about the things that happen in Washington. Worry can kill you, y'know?

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    2. Especially if you're too ...close... to the Clintons, and they think you're a liability.

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  5. One thing that needs to be said. We hurt them hurt them big. Like taking out the rudder on the Bismarck in WW2. that was the end of her. with no rudder you can't steer except in circles. That is what happened to Iran. It wasn't just Soleimani that was taken out either.. If they keep going they will get a 15incher in the Magazine-their oil industry...
    Trump's swam with the Sharks in the NYC real estate market/Construction ."Nice oil refinery there, too bad something might happen to it."

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    1. Don't need to destroy their refineries and mess up the air. As is, even China is afraid to buy their oil. They can pump oil, but no one is buying.

      In the good old days, any firms or countries could bust US sanctions and the US would protest like an impotent monster.

      Trump applies secondary sanctions. E.g. if a Chinese oil tanker tried to bust the sanctions. The bankers who financed the tanker company would be sanctioned if they did not stop doing business with the wrong doer. Since all financial transactions go thru the US SWIFT system, banks would not be banks if they ran afoul of SWIFT.

      He is doing the same to Kim.

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    2. I agree with what you are saying-the world's changed thanks to American drilling tech.
      It is just that Iranians have this military that is always governed from the to down there is very little creative or individual thinking. If they think the Oil industry is in danger, fine, China's hurting too as is Russia. they may whine about Trump's actions
      They can do very little about it ..

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  6. Glenn Reynolds put it best: " In the old days of pre-fracking, the U.S. Navy had to hold the Straits of Hormuz open. Now it only has to be able to close them."

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    1. Another old catch phrase of the blogfathers' that keeps renewing itself: "They're not anti-war, they're just on the other side!"

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  7. The mullahs in Iran are in deep doo-doo

    Right! Its the neocon chant for the last forty years second only to....they're about to get nukes!!!!!!!

    Regime change is possible

    Therein is the confession of faith for all true neocons. They want to remake the world in their own image through violence, coercion, and bloodshed.

    Barbarians are on the loose again especially inside the cultish echo chambers here.

    Don't buy the World War 3 spin

    Nah its just another routine regime change op first signaled by breaking the peace treaty. 2nd signal was moving the capitol of the 51st state to Jerusalem a place cursed by God two thousand years ago.

    And its still cursed to this day as the wrath of God abides on all people of violence.

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    1. Good, so the "Palestinian's" turn is nigh.

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  8. ....according to Amnesty International the local subsidiary of the CIA the premiere sponsor of fake news.

    Neocons adore fake news if it leads to conquest and blood

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    1. Oh I do. It's getting easier to spot the trolls and skip past them. I used to read them all, for the same reason I sometimes peruse lefty site--a "know thy enemy" thing. But the trolling gets so tedious, it's no longer informative of anything at all. Onward! MAGA!

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    2. Don't let the stupid hypocritical dishonest troll fool you. There's only one stupid hypocritical dishonest troll. It uses sock puppets to make it appear there are others, in its desperate attempt to gain blogger's attention. Its just a lonely loser who didn't get enough attention from his mummying its pathetic past, so it's seeking to replace it with attention here.

      That's one of the wonders of Trump. He triggers freaks at all levels of society to expose themselves for the losers they are! LOL!

      FLOlson

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  10. Meanwhile the chicken hawks here celebrate as plans for a new draft are underway. Once the news was leaked college students panicked after finally reading the fine print for their college loans

    Look out Canada they're heading your way! Much to the neocon chicken hawks' dismay.

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  11. Now the barbarian just doubled down while beating his chest and threatened Iraq with cruel sanctions if they vote to remove our troops.

    Keep it up Donnie boy so millions more will see you were just a lying wolf in sheeps clothing all along when it came to war.

    Put simply he lied and now the nation gets to see him as he really is. The mask is off. Of course, only those paying attention knew this already after he gave the military huge escalations in their budget.

    For what exactly? Ending wars? Ya need more money to stop the war??? Neocons always need more money just like liberals do.

    Truth be told the neocons here adore big government more than the liberals do. Libs want to conquer the nation while neocons want to conquer and plunder the world. Iran will make about the 40th regime change op since WW2. That's a lot of plunder right there its the neocon way.

    Of course, the biggest fool is this blogger who called him a peacemaker. Where? Peace where? Inside his delusional mind is where.

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    1. "Of course, the biggest fool is this blogger who called him a peacemaker. Where? Peace where? Inside his delusional mind is where."

      LOL at the stupid hypocritical dishonest troll. It is so desperate for the unrequited attention of this blog's author, that it resorts to insults. I told you idiot, the blog's author will never sink to your loser level and respond. But keep trying. It's hilarious to see you reveal what a loser you are. Go upstairs to mummy. Seek her attention instead.

      FLOlson

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  12. LOLGF troll. The death of his good friend Soleimani has triggered the stupid hypocritical dishonest troll as he and his sock puppets drops one bucket of diarrhea after another, loaded with ad homenims and lies. What a hypocrite dingbat.

    Suck it you loser troll. Suck it hard. Suck it good. Your buddy Soleimani ain't coming back. LOL!

    FLOlson

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  13. iran and iraq were in a stalemate war for 8 years. In Operation Dessert Storm we took put iraq's army in 28 days. You think iran remembers that?
    Talk is cheap.

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    1. Didn't we decimate the Iraq army in hours not days?

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  14. All we need do is stay the course Trump is steering and the theocracy in ran will eventually fall.

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  15. This likely is a time in which Iran can just hold in place. Iraq will likely expel the Americans, who really didn't want to be there in the first place. After the Americans leave, Iran can move in, in fact, they already have largely done so, having Iranian backed militias in Iraq.
    There are some dissidents, Sunnis and Kurds in Iraq, and the Iraqi Kurds are already in part autonomous.
    If anything, the Americans can back the Iraqi Kurds and Sunnis. The Sunnis are backed by the Saudis and other Arab regimes already, and if civil war breaks out in Iraq, it will be better if Americans aren't in the middle.
    This is the old story of the do-
    gooder trying to break up a bar fights and ends up getting shot.
    Iraq and Syria may both end up breaking up into tribal and ethnic enclaves. America should back up our friends and oppose our enemies.
    That is the lesson of Trump's foreign policy, and is a reversal of the Obama foreign policy of favoring our enemies (cash and benefits to Iran), while opposing our friends (abstaining from votes in the UN favoring Israel).

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