Winds of War in Mideast Blowing Obama's Windmill

Timothy Birdnow

Just after the announcement of a deal between Tehran and the Western nations over Iranian nukes, a deal that grants essentially a "get out of jail free" card to the Mullahs and their nuclear weapons program, a series of explosions rock the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Coincidence? I think not.

Many of the Sunni nations in the Gulf region are very worried about Iran, particularly the House of Saud, which rules most of the Arabian peninsula including the Moslem's holy city of Mecca. The Saudis fear Iran, and are threatening to pursue a nuclear bomb http://world.time.com/2013/11/26/saudi-arabia-considers-nuclear-wea... themselves, since it is becoming apparent that America no longer has the will to protect them.

It has always been believed in some quarters that the Saudis hold more influence over terrorism in the region than our government believes. Certainly the majority of the 011 hijackers were Saudi citizens, elites in fact. Even if they aren't the culprits here then some other Sunni group no doubt fears a growing Iranian hegemony.

Meanwhile, the sanctions have been strangling the Iranian theocracy, and they were fairly desperate for a deal that would take the pressure off. There was a "green revolution" that failed in Iran just a few years ago, and the Mullahs fear - with widespread suffering of their populace - another such attempt.

According to George Friedman at Forbes:

"The Iranians’ primary goal is regime preservation. While Tehran managed the Green Revolution in 2009 because the protesters lacked broad public support, Western sanctions have dramatically increased the economic pressure on Iran and have affected a wide swath of the Iranian public. It isn’t clear that public unhappiness has reached a breaking point, but were the public to be facing years of economic dysfunction, the future would be unpredictable. The election of President Hassan Rouhani to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the latter’s two terms was a sign of unhappiness. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei clearly noted this, displaying a willingness to trade a nuclear program that had not yet produced a weapon for the elimination of some sanctions."

End quote.

If he is right, why are we cutting a deal now? It means we have the Iranian government on the ropes and the Obama Administration is tossing them a lifeline. Now is the time to do the exact opposite, to ramp up the pressure, not reduce it. When Iran has the bomb all bets are off; we lose our influence with them as they can blackmail us with nuclear attacks..

I am sorry, but I cannot believe even John Kerry is this dense.

Gareth Porter at Asia Times Online speculates that the Administration designed this ploy to fail, to allow Obama to suggest he made every good faith attempt. If so, does that mean Obama wants to attack Iran? http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-02-261113.html

I think, like most of Obama's policies, it IS designed to fail, but not to allow Obama to take proper action. I think Obama believes that the enemy of the U.S. is his friend, that a nuclear Iran would bring the "arrogant" U.S. down a peg or two. He's acting against our interest here, as surely as he has acted against our interest with Obamacare, with Fast and Furious, with Benghazi, etc. Obama has acted against U.S. interest (and for Moslem interests) repeatedly during his tenure of office.

Mr. Obama is trying hard to damage U.S. interests abroad. A nice side benefit of a bad deal with Iran is it will interrupt oil markets, helping to drive prices higher. Obama is on record calling for higher fuel prices.

And so I suspect this attack on the Iranian embassy is the opening salvo in a greater Middle Eastern conflict, a battle between Sunni and Shia that could be terrible indeed.

But hey! You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet! At least that is what Mr. Obama seems to believe.

Read more from Tim and friends at The Aviary www.tbirdnow.mee.nu

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Comment by Conrad C Gabbard on December 8, 2013 at 10:44pm

Can Israel launch a preemptive attack while Iran is negotiating with Western powers?     Such an attack would give Obama the excuse he needs to totally abandon Israel and turn the world against them - while scoring more points toward consideration of those who will select a new caliph.

Comment by Linny Redd on December 8, 2013 at 2:39pm

What we have here is the Enemy within!  This maniac Imposter works hand in hand with the radical Mullahs, and We the People still expect the Foreign Muslim Fraud to act with OUR best interests in mind????!!!!! 

Hey, Charlie Brown, Lucy has a football already for yooou!  No, really this time!  Only it might go "boom"!

Comment by Jerold Ross on December 1, 2013 at 1:42pm

William e Grant..... We have no leadership. Not here and not in the Gov. Without Leadership, the masses will remain just whining masses

Comment by Jerold Ross on December 1, 2013 at 1:39pm

Great article and well researched. Ovommit reminds me of one of the Saudi T_erro*STS who is at the controls, pedal to the metal and heading straight to the ground yelling Alue Akbar with our Nation. So much for Protect and Defend. Boehner and the Rino gang are right in there with him, not raising one finger to expose or stop it.

Comment by Lori Gibson on November 29, 2013 at 1:56am
This opinion piece Birdnow wrote is precisely right on ! Obama HAS repeatedly acted against American interests , creating serious harm ! Another word for that is TREASON ! There will never be any excuse for Congress to allow that failing to protect the country , with no reprimand or IMPEACHMENT of Obama ....
Comment by Conrad C Gabbard on November 28, 2013 at 9:23pm

Anyone wanting to know what Obama is doing, Google and read the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis.    The why can be found in the Muslim Brotherhood's founding principles and Obama's efforts to empower them with weapons, money and training while deposing or killing those Muslim leaders opposing surrendering their power to a new Caliph.    The Muslim Brotherhood is Sunni, Valerie Jarrett is Shi'ia.   With atomic weapon protection, Iran would have little to fear from a new Sunni Caliphate.    Looks like a win-win for a man willing to destroy the "Great Satan" to become Caliph! 

Comment by Paul Szemanczky on November 28, 2013 at 8:08pm

You can bet if the French Foreign Minister says Israel is not about to ATTAK IRAN, then she will - no PROBALIES either! Between the balless French and Chamberlain-Kerry Israel has only one artistic motion to display and drive forward (like Patton's Army). She will make a first-strike instead of surrounding herself with the 'necklace of French and Geneva submission'. The luminous and regal pomp of French diplomacy follows: <> http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/French-foreign-minister-do...

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Comment by Sheilah Christene Auvenshine on November 28, 2013 at 3:45pm

Obama promised to stand with the Moslems, people voted for him anyway???

What the heck, did they think they were getting?

I would bet, they will get enough of it, soon.

Comment by Debrajoe Smith-Beatty on November 28, 2013 at 3:03pm

Obama is doing every thing to bring America down.

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