Moody: Time to turn the page Hussein
Obama: Is that right to left or left to right?
The more the US soft peddles the Iranian crisis, the more defiant the Iranian led mullah-thug-ocracy will become. Obama is not impressing the folks in the Muslim Middle-East one bit, who view his subservient demeanor and “opened fist” with contempt, not with appreciation.
Israel has held out its hand for the better part of sixty years, to only have it met with a series of wars, and proxy wars, and the only peace agreements made with the Jewish state were with countries that were pressed between a rock and a hard place. Egypt had come to the end of the road with Pan Arabism and couldn’t afford another war with Israel, and Jordan could no longer count on the patronage of Saddam’s Iraq.
The only language the Muslim states in the Middle-East understand, however unfortunate it may be, is the pure brutal use of force. Intimidation is the only means to enforce stability in the region, and why Israel is viewed as a natural and necessary ally of the US, and has continued to exist in the region all these years, with or without the highly vaunted “Jewish Lobby”.
It’s by not playing “nicey nice” with its neighbors that the Jewish state has survived this long, and something of which many Europeans, as well as the mindset that makes up the Obama administration fail to comprehend, for one reason or another. And since we are now living in a post Bush-Doctrine era, we can be assured that the region’s Muslim players are going to make as much use of this window of opportunity as humanly possible. KGS
Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ruled out negotiations on his country’s nuclear program while saying he is willing to discuss other international issues in public with President Barack Obama.
At his first formal press conference since his June 12 re- election, Ahmadinejad said yesterday he didn’t recognize deadlines for talks on Iran’s nuclear plans. “Iran’s nuclear issue is over,” he said. “We will never negotiate Iran’s undeniable rights.”
At the same time, the Iranian president said, “we are ready to discuss world issues with the U.S. president in the presence of mass media. The time of hidden agreements is over, and television debates are the best way.”
The U.S. and its main allies suspect Iran of using its nuclear program to develop atomic weapons. Iran says the technology is destined for peaceful use only. Israel said last month it wanted “substantive and prompt steps to halt Iran’s military nuclear program.”
Ahmadinejad, who won a second term in the disputed election, urged the U.S. to change its approach to relations with Iran, saying the Persian Gulf nation would welcome such a development. Ahmadinejad said Iran is ready to discuss global issues with Obama. The White House said it hadn’t heard from the Iranian government.
Ahmadinejad and an Iranian delegation will attend the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly session in New York, he said. “We protest the current situation,” he added after criticizing the way the UN is run. Iran is under UN sanctions because of its refusal to halt uranium enrichment.
UN Security Council
The U.S., China, Russia, France and the U.K, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and Germany, met Sept. 2 to discuss an offer for direct talks with Iran on its atomic work. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said July 27 that the U.S. will seek support for “a much tougher position” should Iran fail to revive nuclear talks in coming weeks.
Iran will present updated proposals to the security council group responding to Western concerns about Iran’s nuclear program this week, Ahmadinejad said.
Revisions to Iran’s package for the talks were made in response to global developments over the past year, including the economic recession and the 2008 conflict in Georgia, state- run Press TV cited Saeed Jalili, the country’s top nuclear negotiator, as saying on Sept. 1.
Iran is ready for talks about the peaceful use of nuclear energy for all countries, as well as organizing worldwide nuclear non-proliferation, Ahmadinejad said. His press conference in Tehran was carried live by state television yesterday.