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It’s Chess vs. Basketball, but Love Conquers All for Obama

December 2nd, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Some pundits love to carry on about the presumed brilliance of the Persians, reminding us that they invented chess, that they’re fabulous negotiators and strategists, and masters of deception.  Others love to carry on about the presumed brilliance of President Obama, who plays basketball, not chess, but is still, as the historian Michael Beschloss once said, the smartest president in American history.

I don’t doubt the Persians and our president have high IQs, but I know from personal experience that the rulers of Iran are at least a bit crazy (I met with some of them when I was the “secret back channel” to Iran during the Reagan administration), and they have certainly wrecked their country.  Obama’s results haven’t been particularly epic either.

Braininess doesn’t automatically translate into good policy or even to a clear understanding of what’s going on. Several thoughtful analysts have concluded — correctly, as I see it — that recent Middle Eastern deals are, at a minimum, giant steps toward a working alliance between the United States and Iran. It’s pretty clear that Obama believes he is on the verge of fulfilling one of his favorite dreams: a U.S.-Iranian consortium.  Of late, that has produced two unexpected agreements, one terminating the Syrian chemical weapons program, and the other temporarily limiting at least some parts of the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

The Iranians, likewise, think they’ve made significant advances:  they think they’re in the driver’s seat in Syria, and have won acceptance of their long-claimed “right to enrich uranium.”

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High IQ doesn't equate to wisdom. A Chinese sage once said: "Much power and little wisdom is doomed to fail." And the unwise Obama is miserably failing.

WILL OBAMA MEET WITH KHAMENEI IN TEHRAN FOR HIS SUPREME MUNICH MOMENT?

Click www.apollospeaks.com for the answer.
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--I don’t doubt the Persians and our president have high IQs--

I do.
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There is no benign intent in Obama's Middle East strategy. It has always been designed to first isolate Israel and then see it destroyed. Obama has always looked to Tehran to do the job but he has switched back and forth between Shia and Sunni as the winds of change have blow
n through the region.

If you remember at the start of the Arab unrest Obama branded Assad as the reformer but when the Muslim Brotherhood appeared to be the winner in Egypt then he saw them as the key to destroying Israel. That's when he decided that Assad had to go. As soon as the Brotherhood was deposed then he swithed back to supporting Assad and reengaging with Iran.

Obama leads what I call the new Neo-Nazis. Unlike the old Nazis who said what they wanted these Progressive new Neo-Nazis hide their intentions behind morlal preening and outsource the deed to others. When Israel and its people are eliminated in a new Holocaust they will tut tut about how unfortuane all this is. "All those people had to do was give the Palestinaians what they wanted. See, this their own fault. We wanted to help them [commit suicide]."

Both Obama and Iran are making a major mistake if they think Putin will continue to support Iran. Putin will gladly switch sides if it is in Russia's interests. He will trade the Iran-Syria-Hezzbollah axis for Egpyt, Israel and Saudi Arabia. They are much stronger powers then Iran even with nukes.
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So if I understand your clarifying summary of what you think is going on, the President is giving the Iranians what they want now to earn the right to tell them what to do at some future point, and the Iranians are accepting getting what they want now with zero intention of doing what the President wants in the future. Or in other words, the President assumes the Iranians now owe him a future policy decision, whereas the Iranians will never believe they owe the President anything.
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"The smartest president in US history!"?

Perhaps...

Your twice-elected commander-in-chief can’t express an opinion until his handlers give it to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rZXk_AU8Ww

...AND (yet another fine example!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNjBLdAyHP0

Njoi!

;-)
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Khamenei = Haman

Obama = Achashvarus
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In business school, my brother who was a B student found out that the A students wound up in academia, theorizing and not accomplishing anything, the B and C students wound up in top positions in the fortune 500 companies and the drop outs like Jobs and Gates would own the businesses that they worked for.
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being told by the media, when your records have been sealed to prevent anyone from finding out, how smart a person is, is typical liberal BS to protect BO from the stench that the public is finding out with the failure of Obamacare.
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This is the same Beshloff who said to Imus his IQ is off the charts. When asked by Imus what it was he didn't know. Please all these so called historians are all liberals. Good old Doris is a perfect example. They only believe in Dem. presidents. More and more we can see their all frauds. They don't write history they glorify progressives.
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High IQ doesn't equate to wisdom. A Chinese sage once said: "Much power and little wisdom is doomed to fail." And the unwise Obama is miserably failing.

WILL OBAMA MEET WITH KHAMENEI IN TEHRAN FOR HIS SUPREME MUNICH MOMENT?

Click www.apollospeaks.com for the answer.
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But for all of that, it makes no difference since Obama doesn't have the high IQ in the first place.
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So what if some Persian invented chess? The mullahs only have to play Obama like a fiddle, which at this point in his benighted administration can be scales and they win.

History will not be kind to O.
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"I don’t doubt the Persians and our president have high IQs"

I came here to comment on this nonsensical statement, but I see that many have beaten me to it.
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--I don’t doubt the Persians and our president have high IQs--

I do.
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