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Latest Big Lie: We Have No Strategy
PJ Media ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Michael Ledeen

Posted on 08/29/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT by Rummyfan

They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering.

The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.

Ever since, President Obama’s quest for an alliance with Iran has been conducted through at least four channels: Iraq, Switzerland (the official U.S. representative to Tehran), Oman and a variety of American intermediaries, the most notable of whom is probably Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser.

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If true this is HUGE.
1 posted on 08/29/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
The central theme in Obama’s outreach to Iran is his conviction that the United States has historically played a wicked role in the Middle East, and that the best things he can do for that part of the world is to limit and withdraw American military might, and empower our self-declared enemies, whose hostility to traditional American policies he largely shares.
2 posted on 08/29/2014 12:55:52 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
IMPEACH ARREST!!!
3 posted on 08/29/2014 12:57:20 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Rummyfan

Obama is stupid enough to believe that the mullahs in Iran can be trusted.


4 posted on 08/29/2014 1:00:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Rummyfan

Let’s see Iran, Iran isn’t that the country that promises to destroy Israel, and attack the us and is building a nuclear bomb.

Good stuff


5 posted on 08/29/2014 1:00:58 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Rummyfan
They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration.

PFL

6 posted on 08/29/2014 1:05:02 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

So the top secret drone that ‘drifted into Iranian airspace’ that Obama refused to have retrieved or destroyed was a gift to Iran???


7 posted on 08/29/2014 1:08:58 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Rummyfan

Im sure some of the peoples have a strategy to deal with the threats within the borders . .
islamicfinder dot org


8 posted on 08/29/2014 1:11:18 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: CivilWarBrewing

A gift is my vote.


9 posted on 08/29/2014 1:14:05 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Rummyfan

Appearing resplendent yesterday in his new Coward-Yellow suit, Muslim B. Hussein Obama announced to America’s Mortal Enemy since 9-11-01, the Militant Muslims, that “We have no strategy, yet.” against Militant Muslims.

After five and a half years of on the job training, B. Hussein has failed to learn how to be the Commander in Chief of the most powerful Military that the World has ever seen, is truly a monument to B. Hussein’s inherent poor scholarship.

It is small wonder then why he chose to have his personal academic records sealed.

Ever fearful of making a decision that involves “going it alone” on Foreign Policy, B. Hussein will be traveling in style to Europe next week for a Community of Nations Organizing Committee Meeting, after the usual bilking of money from Democrat Donors from Wall Street, of course.

Curiously, B. Hussein has NO problem “going it alone” on US Domestic issues, as documented by his frequent illegal use of his pen, phone and Executive Orders.

BTW, will Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner continue to loyally fund the Military mis-adventures of Failed CIC Obama?

Will Boehner change his mind after 9-11-14?


10 posted on 08/29/2014 1:14:37 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Putin’s helping them with their nuke and Obama’s making it safe for them from Israel.


11 posted on 08/29/2014 1:14:38 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Didn’t know the part about Putin.

This is another major dangerous lie he told to us.


12 posted on 08/29/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Rummyfan
Call it the Valerie Jarrett Strategy


13 posted on 08/29/2014 1:25:25 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Rummyfan

Isn’t announcing to the world, and US enemies, that we have no strategy a signal to say “You can attack us now, we are defenseless and will not resist”?


14 posted on 08/29/2014 1:52:06 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Rummyfan

Isn’t ISIS Sunni, and in conflict with Iran’s Shia faith? How does Obama dithering in regards to ISIS fit with being in cahoots with Iran.


15 posted on 08/29/2014 1:56:40 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Rummyfan

Liberal better hope they were right about President Bush lying about the WMD. Otherwise we can be very certain that ISIS has some of them.

P.S. President Bush wasn’t lying.


16 posted on 08/29/2014 1:59:33 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Rummyfan
How does empowering the decidedly Sunni Islamo-Nazis staging and raiding the plains of Nineveh serve the interests of the Shia in Tehran?

I've learned to respect Ledeen over the years but I've yet to see the pattern, or at least a successful pattern in Obama's strategy on this chessboard.

17 posted on 08/29/2014 7:27:39 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Rummyfan.
The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.

18 posted on 08/30/2014 3:01:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fennie; AU72

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19 posted on 08/30/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Because the idea that jihadists irrespective of sect have anything but a common interest in our annihilation is invalid. The emergence of ISIS serves the interest of the Iranian mullahcracy, regardless.


20 posted on 08/30/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Prospero

The tired old formula Sunni vs Shia is and has been a propaganda construct. It’s easy to see that when people deny that Alawites are “almost Christian” and unrelated to Shia Islam.

Iran isn’t Arab. The shredding of the Arab world is of very great benefit to Iran.

The shredding of the moslem world is in our best interests, as long as it is done in the right order.


21 posted on 08/30/2014 3:10:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Think of it as a valentine.


22 posted on 08/30/2014 3:11:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: elhombrelibre

Shh! You’ll wake the sleepers. :’)

Iran’s and Russia’s interests are not convergent; they are competitors who happen to have some of the same competitors.

Over ten years ago, OPEC started de facto pricing of oil in Euros, but still uses the USD for the official figure. Other than the slow-but-sure upward march of OPEC oil prices, they make sure their product is price-stable in Europe, which is a big nearby market. The main competition in Europe is Russia.

Lifting sanctions on Iran had an impact on Saudi and other Arabian regimes in OPEC, but in the short run it will have little impact on world oil prices; in the middle-term, as Iranian crude hits the market, probably with production increases with help from both China and Big Oil, Russia’s already declining production will become more of a liability for Putin’s dictatorship, and will directly benefit OPEC’s Arabian and Iranian members.

In the long term, Russia’s valiant effort to create an economic Warsaw Pact and remain outside the EU will lead to a long downward spiral. In 2013 the FSU supplied 42 percent of the EU’s petroleum, compared with over 13 percent from the Middle East and 25 percent from Africa (Nigeria’s been pushing up production ever since that little incident with that KGB boat that ‘vanished’ in the ocean in that part of the world, weird coincidence).

But even Norway by itself (with offshore oil; weird that so many Islamics have migrated to Norway, huh?) supplies 10 percent of the EU’s needs. Currently the US and the rest of the Americas supply but a trickle to Europe, but US production, and that of Canada, has been growing faster than perhaps anywhere else on Earth, and fracking has become of interest to European nations with formerly inaccessible reserves.


23 posted on 08/30/2014 3:30:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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