“[In] order to gain
’s cooperation in the campaign… Ankara and Washington agreed Saturday, July 25, to name [their “partial no fly zone”]in northern Tehran the “Islamic State free zone” [thereby eliminating Assad’s forces and Hezbollah as targets]... Syria Washington [also] agreed to using its air and ground operations against… Kurdish forces which are also fighting Ankara ISIS[!]”
I recently posted “Peace in our Time” - Obama’s deal with the Nuclear Devil which opened:
“so far as the Obama administration effort is involved there has been a constant, often desperate appearing negotiation beginning almost immediately following (him) taking office more than six years ago...”
The president’s intended outreach to the repressive regime in Teheran was publicly affirmed as, despite heavy criticism at home, President Obama ignored pleas by Iranian students beaten and murdered during the 2009 street protests challenging Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s reelection with “60%” of the vote. During the three months of protest “Iranian authorities closed universities in Tehran, blocked web sites, blocked cell phone transmissions and text messaging, and banned rallies.” Seventy-two students and others died at the hands of regime goon squads backed by the regimes elite terror army, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Command (IRGC). And Obama, self-proclaimed champion of “democracy” and Muslim youth as Obama stood idly by a passive observer. Two years later, exploiting Egyptian students protesting for jobs in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Obama turned activist on behalf of “student’s right to protest” and “encouraged” President Mubarak, long-time ally of the United States, to quit the presidency.
How explain two similar situations with wildly opposite presidential responses: loyalty to students, or regime. And if regime why overthrow
Egypt’s president, a long-time and loyal ally of the ? The only outcome consistent as motive seems to be support for Political Islam: Obama replaced the secularist Mubarak with the anti-secularist Muslim Brotherhood. United States , a declared terror state by the US State Department; Muslim Brotherhood assassin of President Sadat and parent of al-Qaida! Iran
Over the course of two presidencies, both presidents along with their spokesmen and the principle advisers have repeatedly assured
America’s “regional allies,” both Sunni Arab and Israel, that America’s initiative was backed by the threat of military force or, as it was represented, “all options are on the table.” Except the military, under Bush’s choice (reaffirmed by Obama) defense secretary Robert Gates never tired of warning against the military option due to never defined “unforeseen consequences.” America’s intentions were, from the start, clear to both Iran and America’s regional “allies.” The Iran never had a “military option.” US
In a speech on 7/25/15 Iranian President Rouhani, international assurance of
now acknowledged a nuclear threshold state, mocked the “threat”: Iran
US should know that it has no other option but respecting and showing modesty…” Iran
So much for an America-neutralized Iranian nuclear threat!
Coincidentally on 25 July Turkey and the United States announced agreement to establish a joint “no-fly zone” on the Turkish-Syrian border. Long-sought by the Obama Administration the agreement for what was termed the “Islamic State free zone” contained several restrictions clearly intended to appease Iran: the zone specifically protects areas in which Assad forces and Hezbollah, both Iranian surrogates, are conducting military operations: The US is now effectively protecting the murderous regime in Damascus; is now openly allied with Iran, a State Department designated terror-supporting government!