Sunday, November 24, 2013

Centrifugal Farce (Munich Reprise Edition)

Assessing the Iran deal | Power Line: "Third, Iran has broken the psychological momentum and effect of the international economic sanctions. While estimates differ on Iran’s precise gain, it is considerable ($7 billion is the lowest estimate), and presages much more. Tehran correctly assessed that a mere six-months’ easing of sanctions will make it extraordinarily hard for the West to reverse direction, even faced with systematic violations of Iran’s nuclear pledges. Major oil-importing countries (China, India, South Korea, and others) were already chafing under U.S. sanctions, sensing President Obama had no stomach either to impose sanctions on them, or pay the domestic political price of granting further waivers.
Whole thing here, and all of it is very much worth reading.

STEVE adds: Methinks we should call this for what it is: centrifugal farce."
You may not know that Czechoslovakia was not allowed to participate in the negotiation at Munich between Chamberlain and Hitler for its effective surrender. And Israel has not been allowed to negotiate it's own surrender in this case apparently.

Somehow, Obama seems to not actually understand that Israel is a nuclear power.  Just as the Arabs didn't in '73 to their near extinction.

That will be sugar plums and lollipops compared to this time around...