Tension in the Middle East is now escalating, but don’t be fooled by the false dichotomy proffered by the MSM. It portrays the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Iran deal as an earnest peacemaking attempt of the Obama administration tossed aside by a reckless and warmongering Trump. Just like most MSM narratives, it doesn’t align with reality.
First of all, don’t make the mistake of attributing agency to a puppet like Obama in matters of strategic importance to Israel. The JCPOA was not the product of a desire for peace that he managed to implement despite Jewish opposition. Consider the following:
“The ideal scenario in this case would be that the United States and the international community present a package of positive inducements so enticing that the Iranian citizenry would support the deal, only to have the regime reject it. In a similar vein, any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context—both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.”
It’s from a policy paper titled “Which Path to Persia?” from the Saban Center of the Brookings Institution. It was published in June of 2009 at the beginning of the Obama Administration. It was authored by a menagerie of Jewish swamp creatures, several of whom have been employed in prominent government positions. One, Bruce Reidel, worked directly as an advisor to Obama. As this paper suggests, the JCPOA was meant to serve as a pretext for military action against Iran, not as a mechanism to establish peace.
Of course, Obama doesn’t acknowledge any of this. He’s protesting on FB that the deal was meant to prevent another war in the Middle East. In all likelihood, he genuinely believes this fantasy. Then again, he probably believes lots of stupid things, like Goldman Sachs decided to make him president because he was the smartest guy in the room.
Obama should consider the following: if peace with the Iranians was the goal of his administration, why did it launch a proxy war against them? If you genuinely wanted to get along with someone, would you use your right hand to shake his, while you put your left to use bludgeoning him in the face? Probably not. The logical inconsistency of his administration’s approach is glaring enough that even an affirmative action hack ought to be able to notice.
We didn’t attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria via an appalling jihadist rampage out of concern for the welfare of the Syrian people. Contrary to Obama’s sanctimonious blather, the lives of Syrian children never had any value whatsoever. Otherwise, we would have simply left them alone. Syria is the most crucial piece of Iran’s “Shia Arc” and a vital conduit for the flow of Iranian support to greater Israel’s foremost impediment: Hezbollah. Woe unto the people of Syria.
We can be further assured that peace with Iran was never the goal because peace between the US and Iran directly contradicts the interests of Israel. Israel, not the American people, is the arbiter of US foreign policy in the Middle East. If the deal was a sincere threat to their security, you wouldn’t have heard the very concept of it touted on (((TV))), let alone put into place by the least independent president in our nation’s history.
What the JCPOA saga provides to Israel is a useful narrative:
Iran reneged on a great deal to stop producing nuclear weapons, therefore, these religious fanatics must be taken down before they’re able to kill billions.
That sounds much better than reality:
Iran sponsors Shia militias which oppose the expansion of the Jewish ethnostate. Therefore, America must commit unnecessary military aggression on our behalf.
Without the pretense of an attempted peace with Iran, war would be nearly impossible for Israel to sell. Of course, Trump isn’t looking for a war, because that would obviously be fatal to his presidency. He’s just looking to fulfill a campaign promise to renegotiate the deal and satisfy donors like Sheldon Adelson. Hopefully, he doesn’t find out the hard way that Israel has other plans.