Roger L. Simon has a must-read piece today on our temporary nuke deal with Iran, but he nailed it with this line:
No one believes Barack Obama about anything anymore. Why should they? The new Iran deal is Obamacare II, only worse, a thousand megatons worse.
I can tell you one person who doesn’t believe Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom, and that’s Saudi King Abdullah. The Kingdom — already moving away from the US — just took another step:
Arab states in the Persian Gulf have greeted the interim nuclear deal struck between Iran and the West in Geneva with sullen silence.
Despite their muted response, however, the Gulf states have watched the growing signs of reconciliation between the US and Iran with undisguised horror. As the Geneva talks rolled into Saturday night and a deal edged closer, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah summoned the emirs of Kuwait and Qatar to Riyadh for talks on how to respond.
OK, so that’s actually a bunch of people, who all just happen to be Arab rulers of Arab states which Iran wants to annex or dominate.
Actually, they aren’t all Arab:
Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials.
The officials said Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and other Arab and Persian Gulf countries have been discussing the next steps toward possible strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites.
Now I have nothing against Middle Eastern countries tending to their own affairs. And the fact that Wiggleroom has — at long last! — brought together Arab and Jew is a testament to a level of incompetence rarely seen even in Washington DC. But the fact is, the Wiggleroom-Kerry deal has made a general war in the Middle East more likely, not less. And the US is now so despised and resented there, that we will have very limited ability to influence or halt it diplomatically — which increases the chance that we will have to intervene militarily.
And the Russians, having tasted blood in Syria… well, there’s no telling what they might get up to now.
Maybe this is what the spring of 1967 felt like. Only with a much wider range of participants. And perhaps nuclear weapons.
I wonder whose side we’ll be on.