Former Obama Admin Official: Iran Is Winning in Syria
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  • oogabooga

    Vali Nasr has usually been an advocate for a softer line on Iran. Has he changed his mind?

    • Pete

      Oogabooga is right.

      Vali Nasr, an Iranian now comfortably ensconced in the good old U.S. of A, is a double talking appeaser for Iran.

      See “Vali of Doom” in Commentary magazine, June 2013.

      It seems that Nasr’s past predictions on the goings-on in the Middle East have turned out the be so wrong that only a tenure professor could get away with making them without having to melt away in shame.

      Nasr’s main thesis is that Iran — his motherland and seemingly the country where his heart lies — “is still the most dynamic force in the Middle East and that, therefore, the United States must accommodate its hegemonic designs on that region. ”

      Really?

      Come on, Mead. you make take this Iranian seriously but hopefully nobody in power does.

  • wigwag

    Read Nasr’s new book. It’s a 300 page indictment of Obama and the idiots on his White House staff who botched one foreign policy issue after another. It’s hard to imagine a more scathing account of Obama Administration blunders.

  • bpuharic

    Just think, instead of an Iranian Islamist victory in Syria, if we’d intervened we could have engineered an Al Qaida victory in Syria.

    I can see why so many are disappointed in Obama. Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to blame Obama for an Al Qaida win?

  • vamum

    My humble assessment of the US position on Syria is not that the administration is refusing to intervene, but rather is much more in accordance with WRM’s in depth essay ‘Public Peace, Secret War.’

    Consider this latest item: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/07/307672/us-marines-deployed-near-syria-border/default.html

    Not widely known, like a lot of the actions of this administration.

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