President Trump is meeting with France’s leader Macron. Though ostensibly a socialist, he seems to have at least some spine and I have watched their interactions hopefully. My primary focus is the deal with Iran. Of course the media’s focus is on stupid questions about Michael Cohen. I actually enjoyed seeing Trump smack the reporter from ABC for asking such an irrelevant question while we are hosting a major ally. It’s rude and just moronic. Jonathan Karl asked Trump whether he was considering a pardon for his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, after he was raided by the FBI. “Stupid. Stupid question,” Trump replied at Karl, glaring at him. Macron was surprised and amused and I don’t blame him.
Trump was just asked about Micheal Cohen. https://t.co/DzCDbOFjd7
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) April 24, 2018
The topic should be Iran, who is poised to get missiles from the Trump administration in a new Iranian nuclear deal. I’m watching both sides here. The joint press conference with Presidents Trump and Macron just finished and I think its safe to say that unless a lot more is being offered up by Iran than we know about, the Iran deal is probably dead. Both Macron of France and Merkel of Germany are pressing Trump to stay in the deal. Asked whether he would be willing to stay in the Iran deal, Trump said: “We’ll see. People know my views on the Iran deal. It was a terrible deal. It should have never ever been made. It’s insane. It’s ridiculous. It should never have been made. But we will be talking about it.” He’s right of course, but what Trump says and what is going on behind the scenes may be two different things here.
From Red State:
POTUS then added: “It just seems that no matter where you go especially in the Middle East, Iran is behind it, wherever there’s trouble, Yemen, Syria, no matter where you have it, Iran is behind it. And now unfortunately, Russia is getting more and more involved. But Iran seems behind everything where there’s a problem. And we just have to take a look.”
He added: “We’re not going to allow certain things to happen that are happening. The Iran deal is a disaster. The’re testing missiles. What’s that all about?”
“What kind of a deal is it when you don’t talk about Yemen and you don’t talk about all the other problems that we have with respect to Iran?”
He noted that Secretary Kerry said he didn’ t want to deal with issues beyond the nuclear program as part of the deal because it would be too complicated.
“He didn’t want to discuss it because it was too complicated. That’s not the way to do it because it’s too complicated. So we made this terrible deal.”
Asked about the prospect that Iran might restart its nuclear program if the deal is ripped up, POTUS said: “It won’t be so easy for them to restart it. They’re not going to be restarting anything. If they restart it, they’re going to have big problems, bigger than they ever had before. And you can mark it down. If they restart their nuclear program they will have bigger problems than they ever had before.”
Trump: "Iran seems to be behind everything where there is a problem." pic.twitter.com/9VYSu8Y988
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 24, 2018
JUST IN: “We’ll see," President Trump responds when asked while seated next to French President Macron if he’ll be staying in the Iran nuclear deal: "The Iran Deal is a terrible deal." pic.twitter.com/za0b8Aqlhc
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 24, 2018
The media shouldn't understate this. Trump just lost his temper and threatened war with Iran. pic.twitter.com/iYJVJFTOdH
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 24, 2018
What you are seeing here is probably the strong influence of John Bolton who staunchly stands against the Islamic regime who is the biggest purveyor of terrorism in the world. It’s time to bang heads with Iran and stand up to them. We can’t do that if we are encumbered by some alleged agreement with Tehran and with our major allies, particularly Germany, whoring themselves after Iranian petro-dollars. Pulling from the agreement and reimposing sanctions will cut off Western assistance to Iran. If war comes, it would have happened anyway. We should approach from a position of strength, not kneeling before the ayatollahs.
Behind the scenes, sources say the Trump administration is getting ready to legitimize Iran’s ballistic missile program, granting the Islamic Republic the ability to produce and test a series of missiles capable of striking Israel, according to those familiar with US concessions during ongoing talks over the future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal. I’m equally sure that Bolton will try to intervene.
The concession is said to have happened after weeks of pressure from France and Germany. The demand would only restrict ballistic missile activity to Iran’s longer range missiles, leaving untouched their mammoth arsenal of short-range and medium-range missiles that could easily hit Israel and other Middle Eastern nations. This would be beyond foolish and would surely lead to war with Israel, who Iran has vowed to wipe off the map.
This is what Syria is about. If we pull out, a vacuum ensues that Russia and Iran will fill. Once the Kurds are handed over to Turkey to be slaughtered, there will be nothing in Iran’s way of having a straight path to Israel and war. Sure, the Russians want the sea ports, but that’s not what interests the mullahs. This is part of the return of the Mahdi and their end times prophecy.
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