Is Iran Prepared to Make Some Concessions?
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  • WigWag

    Via Meadia says,

    “…patient, persevering and firm diplomacy—backed ultimately by the threat of force—is pretty much the only option available to us right now.”

    The question is whether the idea that the Iranians are negotiating in good faith passes the smell test.

    As Adam Garfinkle has pointed out,

    “Our government and our intellectual class are filled with people who repeat, mantra-like, the incantation that diplomacy is always superior to force, and that it anyway can do no harm. They appear to be genuinely incapable of understanding the strategic uses of insincere diplomacy by bad actors.” (see “Obama Gets Tough on Syria, Cancels Assad’s Library Card, http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/garfinkle/)

    Does Lady Ashton understand “the strategic uses of insecure diplomacy by bad actors?”

    Somehow, I doubt it.

  • “Ultimately, the Supreme Leader is the one who makes this decision . . .”

    What? You mean Ahmadinejad isn’t the supreme leader? Who’d a thunk it?

  • The Iranian regime is playing America and Europe like Simone Dinnerstein plays the piano. Do not be fooled.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Sanctions have never worked on a Dictatorship, and this isn’t going to be the first time. I expect Iranian smuggling to grow strongly.

  • rkka

    “Is Iran Prepared to Make Some Concessions?”

    There’s no indication that Netanyah will make any, so, no.

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