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After the Nuclear Deal
The Makings of a Trump Administration Iran Policy
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  • Anthony

    “America’s re-engagement with the world should be welcomed, but not if the Trump administration continues to view conflicts solely through a military lens. Yes, fighting is sometimes necessary; but diplomacy always is. Nowhere is this more obvious than in places like Yemen. The complete collapse of yet another country is the last thing the world – including Trump – needs.” https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-foreign-policy-syria-yemen-by-carl-bildt-2017-04

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      Yes, one must tread lightly, but carry a big stick….

      • Anthony

        Cliche’s and simplicity have their value for some.

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          Well, being that cliches are based on truths, and Occam trumps Rube…those “some” are right and understand much more, and expend a lot less effort doing so….

          • Anthony

            Occam/Rube convenient tools for the grappling. Life cannot be relived and “some” (the formless some) have difficulty with life’s transitions – you can’t go back nor can you redo major life decisions.

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            Not a meritorious reply…just more gobbledygook….

          • Anthony

            Merit has nothing to do with inane rootless comments with intent on wasting precious time. Gobbledgook is simplistic description when respondent receives reply not expected (but you’ve only been here a minute, give yourself more time).

          • Fred

            Gobbkedegook is all you’re going to get from Anthony until the cowardly prick blocks you. He is a pseudo-intellectual bullshitter utterly incapable of constructing an argument or responding to one other than with ad hominems expressed in obcurantist Anthony-ese with a completely unearned tone of superiority.

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            That’s exactly how I perceived him during the 2 times I had exchanges with him, and also from seeing some of his exchanges with others. It’s really creepy, and of course it is an obvious sign of weakness and insecurity.

            He was definitely the strange little kid that either got picked on or ignored in school. It really shows.
            And now he is the wallflower on TAI…some people just don’t get it in life…

  • Suzy Dixon

    Both Saudi and Iran are supporters of terrorist groups. Calling out one and not the other cheapens any action taken.

    • Observe&Report

      On a moral level, yes. But the Saudis support Sunni terrorists while Iran supports Shia terrorists, two groups of fanatics who hate each other more than anything else. I can think of worse strategies than backing one side against the other until they’ve exhausted themselves.

  • D4x

    Other sources know the Israelis will also be discussing the stability of Egypt and Jordan, Sinai, Russia, and, what SecTillerson did not state, Hezbollah and the Golan. Based on how Sec Mattis is perceived from his confirmation hearing, he might have to rethink Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and whether peace with the Palestinians is really the source of all other problems.
    Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/israel-liberman-mattis-visit-us-syria-iran-security-defense.html#ixzz4enSCkiri

  • Mark Hamilton

    Iran has been an enemy of this country since 1979 and regularly commits acts of war against us. That is just reality. It’s nice to see the Trump Administration take some steps in the right direction after watching 8 nauseating years of Obama trying to normalize this disgusting adversary. I’ve often wondered what it must be like for a soldier who lost a leg or a friend to an IED supplied by Iran to watch his Commander-in-Chief strike a humiliating “deal”, complete with cash payments for US sailors who were abused in violation of the Geneva Conventions before the entire world.

    But it wasn’t just Obama. The GOP helped him. See Corker, Bob et al. It’s hard not to come to the conclusion that our elected leadership cares more about Boeing and GE’s ability to make billions trading with Iran than the thousands of Americans who have been killed and grievously wounded by this heinous regime.

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