A Very Dangerous Time: The Iran Nuclear Deal

One cannot easily decide if the announcement of the Iran nuclear deal last night is a moment to celebrate or to condemn. The US, Great Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany came to an agreement which is being much questioned by many diplomatic observers.

The history of Iran’s dealings with the West makes one pause and wonder how anyone can trust the fundamentalist Islamic regime,

This is not an issue of the Iranian people, but rather the Iranian government.

With Israel and the Arab nations (including Saudi Arabia) for once in agreement, all of them alarmed at the growing influence of Iran in Syria, and their engagement with terrorist networks, the tendency would be to see any agreement with the Islamic regime as a ploy, and that we will soon face the reality that Iran is a nuclear power.

But if diplomacy does not work, then the likelihood of warfare in the Middle East beckons, and most Americans do not want our nation involved in another war.

The threat to the survival of Israel is a very worrisome aspect of all this, but it is more than that.

It is also an issue that Iran presents a threat to world peace unmatched since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 51 years ago.

The question is whether Barack Obama, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden et al know what they are doing, and whether in the future, we will look back on this as another “Munich”, when Great Britain and France made an ill fated deal with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy over the future of Czechoslovakia in the fall of 1938, which did not bring peace, but instead, within a short time, the outbreak of World War II.

So the author has a very mixed feeling, and a sense of foreboding, that the future is likely to be very gloomy, and lead to a dangerous, widespread war.

11 comments on “A Very Dangerous Time: The Iran Nuclear Deal

  1. Rustbelt Democrat November 24, 2013 11:34 am

    If it works, this deal will be historic.

  2. Engineer Of Knowledge November 24, 2013 4:36 pm

    Hello Princess Leia and All,
    If this works out, that will mean all of the reactionary conservatives will have been wrong and lost all credibility on all fronts for the last 6 years.

    That rush to “Bomb bomb bomb Iran” chorus song will not appear so cute and will come back and bite them in the bottom because santions worked.

  3. Engineer Of Knowledge November 24, 2013 4:39 pm

    So in conclusion, of course Senator Jim Cornyn has to say that this deal is to distract from Obamacare…..they have nothing else to put forth.

  4. Engineer Of Knowledge November 24, 2013 8:32 pm

    Hello Professor,
    I would say the success of this deal is not in trusting Iran..but in verifying they are keeping their end of the contract.

    If they are found not to…enact not only the original sanctions but also more strict new ones. We must also note that the option of using force is not out of the equation if need be.

    As always the protection of Israel is front and foremost.

  5. Ronald November 24, 2013 9:07 pm

    I agree totally with you, Engineer!

  6. Jane Doe November 25, 2013 9:01 am

    I hear that the Repubs are divided on their talking points –

    War hawk talking points: it’s a mistake
    Tea Partiers talking points: distraction from Obamacare

  7. Ronald November 27, 2013 11:53 pm

    Yes, it is a good sign that the neocons and the Republican Party and the right wing talk show hosts are losing on this issue!

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