Thursday, September 24, 2009

Obama Gets Played on Iran Sanctions...

Today there was a small ripple in the blogosphere when Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced that Russia might support some sanctions on Iran..nothing definite, you understand, it would depend on what was involved and Putin would have to OK it, but as Medvedev said, "...sometimes they become necessary."

Even FOX news began trumpeting as a possible diplomatic quid pro quo for Obama tossing Eastern Europe under the wheels.

Better press that reset button.

Even assuming Putin decided to go along and didn't cheat,the Chinese promptly weighed in and announced that there was no way they were going to support sanctions on Iran.

They're actually right of course. Sanctions are not going to convince the mullahs to give up their nuclear weapons program.if 'diplomacy' or carrots were going to work, they already would have.

But I can't suppress a grim chuckle at how quickly the brathless media excitement over whole idea of Russia being onboard for sanctions turned into a blind alley.

As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the Russians and Chinese cooked it up between themselves...just to turn the knife a bit.

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

I think Mr. Obama knows it is profoundly not in the best interests of America or the West for Iran to get nuclear weapons. Unfortunately I don't think he or the other leaders of Western Europe have the moral confidence in either America or Western civilization to make any more than a feeble effort to defend it.

With all of this said I think it is very possible that even if America and the West did EVERYUHING in their power to try and prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons they might not be able to do it. If this is the case, the good news is there are some pratical steps that both America and the West could take to defend their countries and their interests from a nuclear armed Iran. But here again, in order to defend America and the West, their leaders have to have the moral confidence in their countries and their civilizations to actually defend them. Right now I don't think they do. It appears that years of leftist propaganda has taken its toll on the citizens of Aemrica and Western Europe.