Iran’s relationship with Germany, and by default the EU, is precariously preposterously muddled in piddle. Iran is calling the shots. Iran is denoting the ‘additional’ terms that the EU must follow if Iran is going to continue holding to the Obama terms of the Iran Deal. And Merkel looks like a wimperton.
Khameini has provided five additional pledges that the EU must incorporate into the Deal or else the deal is off:
- They will pledge to avoid opening negotiations over Iran’s ballistic missile program or actions in the Middle East.
- European banks should “safeguard trade” with Tehran.
- They should continue buying Iranian oil and should, if necessary, also buy Iranian oil the US decides not to buy.
- They should “stand up against US sanctions” on Iran.
- They should condemn US for allegedly breaking a United Nations resolution that supports the nuclear deal.
IF the EU does not accept all of the above, Iran will “continue its enrichment of uranium”. What this reveals is the fact that a renegotiation of the original deal Obama and Kerry drafted, is off the table. Iran is holding firm. It also reveals that uranium enrichment is and has been a long term commitment in Iran. Despite the pinky swear that Liberals and Libertarians hold on to feverishly.
By defense, Pompeo has stated that unless Iran renegotiates the deal, they face the strongest sanctions ever stipulated in history. And of course, that ultimately would include ‘regime change’ by the Iranian people, or by coup.
Like the governments of each and every country across the globe, it is unclear whether they represent the will of The People, or the will of The Government, and Iran is no different.
Unfortunately, trying to access Iranian blogs is much like trying to access German Blogs, repression of the media and censorship reign.
Interestingly, in 2017, a number of prominent Iranians sent Trump a joint letter urging him to ‘keep the Iranian Nuclear Deal’, these prominent Iranians, were all artists, actors, with the exception of one scientist who went to Harvard, the school of ir-repute and Open Societies.
The letter apparently sparked a recourse of dissidents who claimed that the views of these select artists did not represent the will of The People. And it is upon this Will – that I believe we must focus. I have met a few Iranian converts over the course of my years, and they have all – without exception – been the best of the best. Educated, philosophical, and well informed, their voices were subjugated until they came to the states. Still, they were not of the Liberal ilk wherein they fumed and fret and made a nuisance of themselves demanding this and that entitlement. Instead, they dove into the world of business, and made their mark.
I think too often we lose sight of the diction of the government vs the diction of society. It is easy to see it in our own country, but when a country is demonized, too often, we marginalize the people as well. It is and has been the fate of Syria, of Yemen, of Russia, of Germany, of the US, and of Iran.
Oddly, we are quick to understand there are good cops and bad cops, good politicians and bad politicians, good actors and bad actors, and yet when the media wants to indoctrinate an agenda, the evil is profoundly – all.
And without the proper guides, the People – believe.
If we were to impose that same way of thinking upon the US, we would assume that all women were just like Hillary, all men were just like Epstein, and all others were – deplorables. We don’t accept that here, so why in the world would we accept that anywhere else – including – Iran?
Maybe, just maybe, Khomeini is as lauded there as Obama was here… just a thought.