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JCPOA: Iran nuclear deal under threat

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Iran has issued some bleak threats in the face of the looming “repeal” of the JCPOA in the United States. Trump has indicated that he will not renew the deal in May 12 unless Iran accepts new restrictions. Iran has made clear that they have no intention of doing this.

No duh – that’s what an agreement is. You don’t add stipulations one way without expecting something in return. For the U.S. to expect Iran to accept new restrictions just because is just asinine.

In fact, the Iranian leader, Mr. Zarif, has claimed that the United States has violated protocol and is in no position to make such demands.

Zarif said:

“The US is sending a very dangerous message to the people of Iran and the people of the world. It says you never come to an agreement with the US.

“The situation is creating an impression globally that agreements don’t matter.”

The JCPOA, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was a deal reached with Iran and other permanent United Nation members. It basically removed the economic sanctions on Iran and in return Iran would reduce its nuclear stockpiles significantly (cut its medium-enriched stockpile completely and its low-enriched stockpile by 98%).

I can almost sense John Bolton whispering in Trump’s ear. Don’t renew this deal so that we can increase our chances of having a delicious war. It is a valid fear, as impetuous as Trump is, that this deal will fall apart. Trump and Bolton (and others) may be upset that the Iranian regime is involved in Syria, but this political posturing will only continue to make it worse for the everyday person.

That is what governments do: They take imbecilic and sophomoric action on behalf of their citizens without actually having their approval. In the end, it’s US that suffer the consequences, not the U.S.

The war lines are starting to be drawn. In one corner, Russia, China, Syria, Iran, maybe North Korea.

In the other corner, NATO, Israel, South Korea, and the United States.

Nixing this deal with only exacerbate the conditions for war.

 

Narcissism of Political Elite

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Obama has stated that he is founded a nonprofit foundation to help create “up and coming leaders.”

First, the decision to start a foundation with the stated goal of producing more of yourself, is incredibly narcissistic. It sounds nobler and bolder when he refers to himself in the third person with that statement. Replace the quote with “me” instead of “Barack Obamas: ““If I could do that effectively, then – you know – I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young “mes” or Michelle Obamas.”

“Or,” he continues at the Tokyo conference, “the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.” You see – he equates himself to an individual that has contributed to the “relay race of human progress.”

On the surface this sounds noble. But he is conveniently omitting all of his negative attributes and assuming himself to be an adequate leader. Let us consider the whole picture. Remember: Barack Obama was responsible for the invasion of several sovereign countries (resulting in an uncontrollable refugee crisis and the death of thousands of innocent citizens), the bombing of innocent civilians and citizens without due process or cause, the murdering of American citizens on foreign soil, the continuing of the abrogation of our constitutional rights, and the maintenance of our country in a state of perpetual warfare without consent.

However, this narcissism is a recurring theme among the political elite and Donald Trump is simply the newest manifestation of that. He is not the first politician to be this way – simply the most transparent.

See this poster below of Hillary Clinton and how the mainstream media assists in inflating the egos of our political elite. Granted, they could have made the planet look a bit more attractive. The quote at the bottom of the poster asks: “Can she make the stars align, or will chaos prevail?”

Planet Hillary

Vanity Fair magazine calls it a “legitimate, dadaist masterpiece.” https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2014/01/why-the-planet-hillary-new-york-times-magazine-cover-is-a-legitimate-dadaist-masterpiece

These are our leaders folks: psychopathic narcissists.