The ‘Iran deal’ serves as a distraction – and an Israel-suppressant

Peace in our time.

Peace in our time.  (Reuters)
Peace in our time. (Reuters)

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Bibi, Iran’s nukes, and military force in a changed Middle East

Game change.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the march. (Image: AFP via Der Spiegel)
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the march. (Image: AFP via Der Spiegel)

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In the short run, Biden might well keep his promise that Iran won’t get nukes

Interesting times.

Playing charades. Kerry, Ashton, and Zarif meet for coffee in Muscat, Oman on 10 Nov. (Image: Reuters/Nicholas Kamm via Al-Monitor)
Playing charades. Kerry, Ashton, and Zarif meet for coffee in Muscat, Oman on 10 Nov. (Image: Reuters/Nicholas Kamm via Al-Monitor)

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Taqiyya and Hudaybiyyah: The non-deal Iran “deal,” Week 5

“Treaty,” they lied.

When we left our story last time, Iran hadn’t agreed to anything except further negotiation (if she felt like it), but Western governments were depicting this as a “deal” or “agreement” with Iran, and well-meaning media pundits were proclaiming that “it” would have to be given time to work.

The question remains what “it” is supposed to be, considering that the Iranians persist in emphasizing their intention to continue uranium enrichment: the irreducible point of contention for an actual deal – a “deal” deal, if you will – to render the Iranian nuclear program less easily weaponizable.

But even if we set that question aside, the problem remains Continue reading “Taqiyya and Hudaybiyyah: The non-deal Iran “deal,” Week 5”

So, what they’re saying is: We skeptics were right about the Iran “deal”

It’s the droids, dude.

A fresh lament has emerged in the languid saga of the non-deal Iran “deal.”  Suddenly the spin is off the talking point.  Right out there in the open, people have abandoned the sweaty effort of talking as if there’s a deal when there isn’t one, and have lapsed into describing reality, which is that there are just more talks on the horizon – probably, maybe, if the Iranians come back after walking out on Tuesday – and an agreement is looking somewhere between “meh” and “not happening.”

That didn’t take long.  Take a moment to consider what did just happen. Continue reading “So, what they’re saying is: We skeptics were right about the Iran “deal””