Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Humor & The Iran Deal

 Who says poignant humor cannot be made about the most dire of issues.
[Clarion Project video]

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey visited Israel on Tuesday, and said that sanction relief in the wake of a nuclear deal with Iran will lead to increased funding for the Islamic Republic's proxies in the Middle East. "I think they will invest in their surrogates; I think they will invest in additional military capability....It's my expectation that it's not all going to flow into the economy to improve the lot of the average Iranian citizen."
Dempsey also said Israeli officials raised with him their concern about the scope of U.S. arms sales to Arab Gulf states as they build defenses against an expansionist Iran.
(Ynet News)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Herzliya Conference: 
Somebody once said: 'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu." The states with the most at stake are not even in the room.'
To those who say this deal will change Iran, I say - you've got it backwards. First, Iran should change. Then make the deal. Only then should you reward it with technology and money.
(Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


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