2018 is giving us a lot to look forward to. Marvel’s Infinity War. Taylor Swift’s stadium tour. Also, apparently the United States and Israel telling Iran where they can stick their nuclear ambitions. Sounds like it involves shining it up real nice, turning it sideways, and shoving it straight up the Supreme Leader’s anal cavity.
At least, if this report is accurate:
Israel and the United States have secretly signed a far-reaching joint memorandum of understanding providing for full cooperation to deal with Iran’s nuclear drive, its missile programs and its other threatening activities, an Israeli TV report said.
Citing both American and Israeli officials, the report said the document is designed to translate into “steps on the ground” the positions set out by US President Donald Trump in his October 13 speech on Iran, in which he decertified the Iran nuclear deal.
At what the TV report described as a “secret” meeting at the White House, the US and Israel formulated and signed a joint agreement on strategy and policy regarding Iran. Specifically, they agreed to set up joint teams to handle various aspects of the Iranian threat.
The original Iran deal Obama lied about is a crap sandwich. It was a crap sandwich then, now, and ever will be so long as it exists, amen (see 5 Reasons a Nuclear Iran is a REALLY Bad Idea and FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton’s Korea Speech: Scary Close to Obama’s Iran Deal Speech). This new “deal” between Trump and Bibi sounds like it will prevent Iran getting a nuke. Let me also admit I’m far from a foreign policy wonk. Entering World War 3 doesn’t sound promising. Iran’s “values” run counter to those of the West. If there’s one thing of which we can be certain, it’s Iran’s desire to wipe Israel (and its allies by extension) off all maps for all time.
We’ve tried toothless sanctions. We’ve tried sternly worded resolutions. Doesn’t work. Maybe it’s time to get a little tougher with would-be nuclear countries with terrorist sympathies. Just an idea.