Saturday, April 18, 2015

There Won't Be a Missile Crisis Over Iran

We will not have any crisis with Russia over their shipment of S-300 air defense systems to Iran.

Russia is now willing to ship advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. Given our strained relations with Israel, would I be wrong to assume that the Obama administration is actually happy with this development?

President Obama is convinced that he--and he alone--can make Iran our non-nuclear partner and eventual friend through the proto-deal with Iran that he has asserted is close to being finalized and signed.

Past Iranian actions and claims notwithstanding (they were--mostly--pre-Obama, so lacked the soothing effects of Hopium!).

Our president's fury at Israel for daring to oppose this world historic outreach is obvious.

Israel, with their (perhaps barely) capability to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, could undermine this vision for a glorious future by carrying out a strike despite a Kerry-signed Nobel Peace Prize-winning deal with Iran.

Given that our top general has confirmed that these missiles wouldn't stop us from carrying out a strike campaign (although the potential for more casualties is obviously higher), is the Obama administration secretly happy with Russia for denying Israel the option of striking Iran once the anti-aircraft missiles are operational?

That question was rhetorical, by the way. Does the president sound even remotely upset?

President Barack Obama says he's surprised that Russia's suspension of missile sales to Iran "held this long."

Well. We gave it the good old college try, what? Time to move on.