Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Yeah, Snap That Back

You will recall that one of the justifications for rewarding Iran up front with large sums of cash by releasing sanctions in exchange for worthless promises not to go nuclear over the next 10-15 years is that we can "snap back" the sanctions if Iran violates the nuclear deal.

Yeah, explain how we snap this back to zero?

Iran and China agreed to expand bilateral ties and increase trade to $600 billion in the next 10 years, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday during a visit to Tehran by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Of course, the deal itself says that existing deals can continue on. So once this is signed, the 10-year deal cannot be ended just because we insist. No matter what Iran does.

What are the odds that any deal Iran signs won't be for multiple years to avoid the "snap back" provisions of the faux deal?

Like this one:

Italy is poised to sign deals worth up to 17 billion euros ($18.4 billion) with Iran during President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Rome, which started on Monday, a government source said.

And this from an ally. No word on duration, but given the size of the deal, it must last years.

You'd think that if our allies were interested in being able to snap back sanctions, they'd at least structure deals in short term pieces. But no, I'm sure that is not happening.

Remember, we're dealing with fanatical nutballs--not stupid people.

And on our side, we're dealing with greedy people--not stupid people.