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  • Red Flags on Iran

    A picture taken on April 9, 1992 shows a Russian S300 missile burning away from its pad in Priozorsk during a training launch. Russia on December 22, 2008 denied that it was delivering sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran, following reports it was about to supply the weapons to the US arch-foe.

    “The lights are turning red,” droned the song by the Eagles. They could have been singing about Iran, which continues to make US foreign policy look like a bad Saturday Night Live skit.

    In last minute deal making with Russia over sanctions on Iran, the US caved to Moscow objections over selling advanced air and cruise missile defenses to Tehran. This is a particularly disruptive retreat by Obama’s State Department, one that makes an Israeli military strike more, not less, likely.

    Meanwhile, Iran continues to play rope-a-dope. The speaker of Iran’s Parliament declared their deal with Brazil and Turkey was off if United Nations sanctions were on. His country would abandon plans to ship some nuclear fuel to Turkey and rethink cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency if the US insists on pushes new UN Security Council sanctions.

    The US needs a real policy to deal with Iran before its too late.

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    4 Responses to Red Flags on Iran

    1. Kenneth Close Chriti says:

      We'll talk it all out and everything will be all right. Obama will have to start wearing red ties I expect now.

    2. Randall Holland, Ari says:

      President Obama's foreign policy is worse than Neville Chamberlain, all about talking until it's too late. Giving in and giving in is all he can do. Total appeasement.

    3. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      This IS the real Obama "policy. It's not naivete or inexperience. It is deliberate

      dismantling of our nation's defences.

    4. bornintheUSA says:

      obummer needs to be removed before its too late ….Wake up AMERICA…..please

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