In a new interview with CBS Evening News, President Biden confirmed that his administration will not be lifting sanctions imposed upon Iran in order to bring Tehran to the negotiating table for the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
Haven't we seen this before with the last administration Biden was involved with? Obama continued and expanded Bush's policies and the liberals cheered what they used to be protesting against.
It isn't Biden's Policy. It isn't Trump's Policy. It isn't even Obama's Policy.
It is Netanyahu's Policy.
As a Navy veteran, I ask: ... Have you ever been on a large ship out at sea? You cannot stop the vessel on a dime, even if you reverse the propellers at full throttle. .. To avoid collisions, you better hope there is room to maneuver to the left or right while adjusting your speed. .. It can be very tricky, especially if unfriendly forces are taking shots at you. ....
... Since the boisterous blowhard days of Reagan and Thatcher, The U.S.S. United States has been hellbent on a "damn the torpedoes" neo-liberal course of insanity. .. One President, no matter who it is, cannot steer this ship into waters of sanity overnight. .. It will take a long time, with the right crew and a favorable political climate to right this incredible wrong. ...
... I have heard Joe Biden at town hall meetings in Wilmington speak of saner foreign policy ideals and objectives, but that is ancient history in the post-Watergate era of the mid-to-late 1970s, when all good Democrats were "feeling their oats" after Nixon left town --- and before Reagan turned the water BLACK.
>>> I know Joe has it in him to DO THE RIGHT THING deep down inside. .. We had some of the same Political Science Professors at the University of Delaware, so I know of what I speak. ... Whether or not he will act on those old impulses remains to be seen.
Yes. The Iran situation has been f’ed up since 1954, or even before. But the ayatollahs are every bit as bad as the worst western politician. The people of Iran DO NOT want this theocracy clamping down on them any more than you would. It’s easy to decamp to New Zealand or Oz or wherever you live and pontificate on the US or Iran or Iraq, but you don’t live there. You live in the safest place on earth. And yes, US Imperialism is really fucked. But given the present situation, what do you think the US should do? You criticize but you don’t offer any alternatives. What do you think happens when Iran has nukes? You think that has a happy ending?!
The Iranians no longer need to worry about war with the US, because one already started on Jan. 3, 2020, and the Iranians finished it 5 days later by hitting 2 US bases with a total of 22 missiles. Iran scored worldwide propaganda points with the humanitarian warning they provided, which allowed US servicemen to take shelter. There were no fatalities reported and the US initially claimed no wounded, but later we found out around 100 had brain injuries (concussion or worse). US missile defense failed to intercept even one of the missiles and they were far more accurate than the US military expected. The Iranians showed they did not desire war, and the fact that the US did not retaliate showed that they respect Iranian military capabilities and have decided they don't want war, either. Millennium Challenge 2002 demonstrated to the US military its vulnerability of a war with Iran, and 18 years of development have made Iran even stronger. A war with the Iran would be the end of US global hegemony.