History repeats itself:
- Yesterday: the world failed to lift a hand to save the Jews of Europe.
- Today:Â the world fails to lift a hand to save the Jewish state.
Â ‘There is a wild hunger for physical safety which paralyses the power of thought.Â People are ready to buy the illusion of security at any price….”
Iran’s moderate president:
Couldn’t be clearer. “Iran’s top officials hail nuclear deal as beginning of new era,” by Jason Rezaian for theÂ Washington Post, November 24:
TEHRAN â€” Iran’s top officials on Sunday welcomed the initial agreement struck with world powers over its nuclear activities, hailing the deal as the beginning of a new era for the Islamic republic, both in its relations with other countries and for its sanctions-ravaged economy.
Flush with victory, the Iranians are, after the pattern of all Islamic supremacists, pressing for more, and now demanding that the U.S. prove itself worthy of “trust.” Watch for more concessions to come. (JW)
Obama Secretary of State John Kelly lied to George Stephanopoulos onÂ This WeekÂ that Israel supported the nuclear deal with Iran. (The Obama regimeÂ did not contact IsraelÂ before the agreement was signed with Iran.)
Who’s our ally and who’s the enemy?
The “Death to America” crowd in Tehran must not be able to stop laughing today. “‘US intends to seek Iran’s help in solving Syrian civil war,’” from theÂ Times of Israel, November 24:
How does it feel being rolled by a bunch of carpet dealers?
Iran will continue its nuclear enrichment program, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said after five days of marathon talks between Iran and the six world powers led to the endorsement of a deal early on Sunday.
The Saudis are not lying this time:
Prince Alwaleed bin TalalÂ told reportersÂ earlier in the week,Â “There’s no confidence in the Obama administration doing the right thing with Iran.”
Not just Israel is scrambling to adjust to Obama’s capitulation to Iran. “Saudi prince to Iran: We won’t sit idly by,” from theÂ Times of Israel, November 24:
In an acerbic interview shortly before the Geneva interim deal was signed, a senior Saudi diplomat issued a rare direct threat to Iran, warning that “all options are available” should the international community fail to rein in Iran’s alleged drive to acquire nuclear weapons.
The statement from Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi ambassador to London, came as talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers were in full swing in Geneva.
In his interview with the Times of London (paywall) on Friday, Prince Mohammad also voiced unusually abrasive criticism of the West for what he said was a too-soft approach to Iran,Â calling Washington’s “rush” to engage with Tehran “incomprehensible.”
Still, he was adamant in dispelling reports that common interests had driven Riyadh to ally itself with Israel.
“Appeasement hasn’t worked in the past, and I don’t think it will work in the 21st century,” he was quoted as saying. “That is why the frustration really is toward the main players within the United Nations Security Council, that’s their responsibility. And they will share also the blame, whatever deal comes out, they are responsible for it.”
The prince, a nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, invoked the prospect of a confrontation with Iran, saying, “We are not going to sit idly by and receive a threat there and not think seriously how we can best defend our country and our region.”…