Based on the Islamic teaching of Taqiyya and the prescriptions in their holy
books (e.g. Quran 3:28) we should always assuming the Iranians are being
deceitful when dealing with the West.It’s sad indeed that in
the 21st century, when global peace is necessary for our continued flourishing,
we are having to deal with religious ideologies that effectively subvert the
better angels of our nature.
I am glad to see that some of the European Union countries seem to be concerned
about Iran and nuclear weapons. After all Iran is much closer to them, than the
U.S. And those weapons would be in range of Europe much easier than they would
be on this side of the Atlantic. Maybe there is a silver lining in Obama
seeming to be weak in dealing with this problem. In the past, the Europeans
have been quite happy for the U.S. to take the lead and spend the blood and
money to deal with things like this. Now, they are seeing a less take charge
and lead from the front President. Maybe they know that depending upon the U.S.
is not guaranteed anymore. Some will say this is good, some will say this a bad
new trend, of leading from behind. All I know is, after over 10 years and two
wars, our military needs a break.
It's ironic; not long ago we were rolling our eyes at any and all things
French. Remember 'freedom fries'? Anyway yes, let's be skeptical.
But not so much that we simply become obstinate.
Merci, Mr. Fabius. Once again, France saves the USA. LaFayette would be pleased.
Sometimes we just can't stand the French. They are independent. They want
to do things their own way. It's like they think they are a sovereign
nation or something crazy like that.But then a situation like this
comes along. We see that having a friendly nation that is not in lock step with
us can have significant advantages diplomatically. Other nations may not talk
with us but they will with the French (too independent to be our lapdog). And
voila. There is a solution at hand.No matter how things turn out
with Iran on this particular deal, it would be well for us to recall that the
French are a sometimes frustrating but still very useful ally. But they demand
to be our ally, not our servant.
Seems like our president is sort of hiding when it comes to foreign policy.