Skip to comments.Biden to Iran: Time for diplomacy is not unlimited
Posted on 02/02/2013 7:41:49 PM PST by haffast
The window of opportunity for diplomacy over Irans nuclear program will not be opened indefinitely, US Vice President Joe Biden warned in an interview with the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday.
Biden set out on a European tour during which he was to meet with Syrian opposition leader Mouaz Alkhatib on Saturday to discuss US concerns about the Syrian conflict with representatives from Russia and the UN.
He was scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, French President François Hollande on Monday, and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday.
On Thursday, outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed concern over increasing involvement of Iran in the Syrian conflict, including sending people and weapons to support the Assad regime.
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Windows and doors are closing, oh my!
Joe and the Great O are going to stop this "malarkey"!
Why is Biden issuing proclamations? If by chance the IRanians know who he is...then they know he is a moron.
Is Hussein about to leave office?
TRANSLATION: We will be lame ducks sooner than later. If you are going to attack, do it quickly while we can declare an emergency and gain total power!
Just Biden’s way of saying that current administration isn’t going to anything to stop them and there will be no need for further diplomacy once they have nukes.
He is is in the process of building his resume’ and attempting to enhance his image among voters. The media will be polishing his credentials and do their best to give him voter appeal. Tough job, but they probably will find a way to make this do-do bird appear like an eagle.
Diplomacy without force of arms is like music without instruments.The Iranians have had a three-decade laugh at our expense thanks to the liberal ruling class here.
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Hillary is their next pic. Everybody else will be excluded from the frame.
Yes, Biden, B. Hussein Obama and their entire company truly are morons. That is why the Russians, Iranians, Cubans and Chi-Comms like them and want them in power.
Biden's remarks are for consumption by naive and/or stupid people who believe talking solves problems.
'Round midnight, the CIA will suddenly discover their estimates were a full two years off and Iran will have accomplished EXACTLY what its "diplomacy" was designed to achieve. Iran will detonate a test weapon. The CIA will be surprised (maybe really surprised, as with India in 1974, or only pretend surprised as with the Pakistan test in 1998.) There will be hearings on Capitol Hill about this "massive intelligence failure" -- so "massive" that no one will in fact be fired or even disciplined -- and then that story will sink into the background as the full reality of a nuclear armed terrorist state sinks in.
We are so F*****!
Excellent analysis. It is clear that the Obama administration has accepted the concept of a nuclear armed Iran. They have accepted the thesis that Iran seeks nuclear weapons not to threaten Israel but to protect itself from further devastating conventional invasions primarily from Sunni neighbors such as the experienced in the 1980’s. Israel has been restrained from attacking and has been essentially told to live with the terrifying peace of mutually assured destruction. In any case Obama does not wish to commit the US to a third war in the region. This war could very well be very costly since the Iranians are armed with very sophisticated Chinese shore to ship missiles. Our blue water capital ships are very vulnerable in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. This “show” being orchestrated by Obama with Biden as frontman, presupposes one critical assumption. Israel can be restrained and will not act unilaterally. Well that is not certain. Netanyahu takes his responsibility as secular leader and defender of the Jewish people very seriously. He does not accept the ranting of the mullahs as mere rhetoric and does not wish to repeat the tragic mistakes of the German Jewish leaders of the 1920’s who underestimated Hitler. In any case, our politically correct navy should not be patrolling the Persian Gulf and those sailors are at grave risk. Your overall point is extremely well taken. All the post war posturings and hearings will do nothing to correct Obama’s strategic failures or console the families of the dead.
How many damn times are we going to hear this same tripe before Iran goes boom? This is bloody well ridiculous!
I am not worried about any of this because: “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger,” Obama reportedly said.
See.... Obama isn’t concerned about it, he never was.
Ooooh! That should shake iran in it’s boots—the royal court jester threat!
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Were I an Islamist, this would send chills up my spine. What's next, the President will treat them like skeet?