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‘Anything Obama Bad’ Syndrome Leading Nation To War With Iran

August 6, 2018

It is not as if this was unexpected.  Still, it is a most dreadful and backward move.

The Trump administration has moved to reimpose the first round of Iranian trade sanctions that had been suspended under the 2015 nuclear agreement, distancing itself from every other country that signed the agreement and putting the accord’s future in jeopardy.   The sanctions that have been waived for the past two and a half years will be snapped back officially on Tuesday morning at one minute past midnight.

That is a massive wrong turn on policy with Iran.  As an internationalist, I expect and desire my nation–the leader of the free world–to not only broker deals but to keep faith with the ones this nation has secured.

What is ironic over the news that has played out concerning Iran for months, and now this news today, is that if Trump could get an agreement with North Korea, with the exact same guidelines and restrictions as the Iran nuclear deal, he would sign immediately and declare total victory against Kim Jung-Un.

Trump, in his actions over Iran, has taken the side of Saudi Arabia and the Sunnis–and in so doing is no better than tribal warriors who have not been able to rise above their age-old alliances.   In that respect we are truly moving backward.

It comes as no news to readers of this blog that I believe Trump knows he needs to have a military engagement somewhere in the world.  It would show him to be ‘strong’–though we know war is a sign of weakness,  Real strength always takes place in diplomacy.  Military might is also a tool he could use for partisan gain.

The steps towards a military madness against Iran is moving forward.  The cancelling of the nuclear agreement was the first step.  This news of trade sanctions is the second.  Look for more international rancor coming soon.  Trump’s politically dead unless he can put us on a war-time footing giving him much more control over the conservative-minded population which he has proven able to brainwash.

What is unfortunate is that Iran got caught up with the ‘anything Obama bad’ syndrome.  Had President Bush, while in office, been able to complete the deal with Iran, none of this would now be happening.  But the deranged nature of Trump’s thinking has him attempting to undermine every policy President Obama worked on, or cared about, in his two terms in office.

This all sits well with the right-wing Christian voters as they have always carried a grudge against Muslim countries.  With the news today they can sit in church and pray about Israel and Christianity while the rationale for a war policy with Iran is devised under the most sinful of reasons.  Bigotry against an African-American president, and Muslims in general.

And to think that this all could have been avoided if Iran had just invited Trump to Tehran and threw a military parade in his honor.  After all, when a person can be so easily swayed that is all it takes to shape policy in this administration.

Trump and his merry band of sycophants are proving with this action to be the biggest group of arrogant, willfully stupid, destructive cretins ever to occupy the top levels of American government.  And American boys will pay the ultimate price in the Middle East.

One Comment
  1. pattilynn9 permalink
    August 7, 2018 6:22 AM

    Like pebbles in a pond…WHCD of 2011.

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