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The Maccabean Online
Political Analysis and Commentary
Obama Appeases Iran, Taunts Russia
By Mark Langfan
7 January, 2015
There is a stark, undeniable, and inexplicable inconsistency in President Obama’s foreign policy toward Iran, on the one hand, and Putin’s Russia on the other hand.
Toward Iran, Obama has implemented a policy of total virtual appeasement that will lead to Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear arsenal, and a contiguous geographical Iranian Shiite Imamate stretching from Iran through Iraq and Syria to the Mediterranean Sea.
However, toward Putin and Russia, even before Crimea, Obama has not only taunted Putin as a “bored schoolboy,” but also appears to have escalated and instigated conflict against Russia at every turn.
Where are Obama’s escalations with the nuclear-armed Putin heading? Why is Obama appeasing Iran into its building a nuclear arsenal, and escalating with Putin to instigate a nuclear war in which both United States and Russia will destroy each other? Is Obama a schizophrenic? Or maybe, with Russia, Obama isn’t looking for an American victory.
First, let’s look at and compare the various “proxy” wars Iran and Russia are waging in their immediate neighborhoods.
Iran has even enabled Assad to use sarin Gas and chlorine gas against Syrian civilians and Syrian rebels. To Obama, this isn’t the slightest problem. Iran can genocidally murder hundreds of thousands of Sunnis and start all manner of wars against American allies, and Obama stands on his head to drop sanctions against Iran.
What she, and hence Obama, was saying at the time was that the EU wanted a conciliatory position with Russia. But, Obama didn’t want a conciliatory Ukrainian pro-Russian position. Why is Obama hysterically escalating with Putin, who has thousands of nuclear missiles that can annihilate the United States over a country in his backyard, while simultaneously ignoring Iran nuke program, Iran’s massacres of Sunnis, and Khamenei’s multiple calls to annihilate Israel? If anything, Obama should ensure Iran never gets a nuclear weapon and perhaps cut Putin a little slack.
Dressler’s classic line was, “One more thing: let no man call us crazy. They called Hitler crazy, but Hitler wasn't crazy. He was stupid. You don't fight Russia and America. You get Russia and America to fight each other, and destroy each other.”
Could Ron Paul actually be right for once? In early December 2014, Ron Paul said that the "U.S. provoking war with Russia, and could result in total destruction." Even a broken military-time clock is right once a day? Is the Ukraine actually worth America starting a thermonuclear war over? What’s America's supreme strategic interest in installing the Ukraine into NATO?
But more importantly, why is Obama the total nuclear appeaser when it comes to the Islamo-fascist Iran, and suddenly Obama becomes the total warmonger when it comes to Putin and Russia? If Obama can do no right anywhere, then even where the Republicans agree with him in the Ukraine, Obama may still be doing something very, very wrong.
Mr. Kissinger characterized the tense relations as exhibiting the danger of “another Cold War.” Let’s pray it’s just “another cold war,” and doesn’t, under Obama’s “leadership,” become a hot nuclear war.