The top of Fox News this morning is the supposed astounding revelation that the US is now ready to conduct talks, “diplomacy backed by pressure”, with Iran.
Haven’t we already done this, about several hundred times, actually? Why is this news? For that matter, why are we being told this? What possible point or purpose can there be in presenting this story to the public when we’ve been down this exact same road with Iran so many times before, without the slightest degree of success in achieving our goals with them regarding their nuclear program?
During all our previous “talks” with Iran, when they failed, more sanctions were voted in against them and the sanctions have done absolutely nothing. The point of having these so-called talks at all is that if the diplomacy fails, then action is taken. So now we’re going to do it again? What actions are left?
This may be the prelude to action, actual, real action this time, and then we can say to the world, but mostly to the American public, “Well, we tried to get them to back off their nuclear program peacefully, but they won’t budge so now we must take military action”. Otherwise, what possible point can there be in talking to people whom we know are pathological, who won’t move an inch from their planned course of destruction regardless of anything?
The Iranians are Shiites. This matters greatly, since Obama and the Saudi Muslim Brotherhood, and al Qaeda are all Sunni, and Iran is a direct and very hostile threat to Saudi Arabia. Note that these supposed talks with Iran come directly on the heels of Israels destruction in Syria of a convoy of Iranian weapons bound for the Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel has declared her intentions loud and clear, and right now, at least, the enemy of Saudi enemies is their friend.
This may turn out to be just another hot air exercise, but the timing is suspicious.