Monday, November 10, 2014

Dear Supreme Leader

44's recent letter to a self sworn Great Satan hating Ayatollah, (imagine 44 writing to the victorious GOP - NOT!!) in itself is not a big deal.

Backdoor communication is a very real part of dipolmacy.

The kicker is what the letter is about and the re re repercussions it sends.

ISIS, new clear chicanery and - wait - 'common interests?"

A sitting President to craft such a letter of that nature, in effect legitimizing a nation and a leadership which is violating international norms and threatens the world with terrorism is astonishing.

To suggest that somehow we could somehow work together is something that is so far beyond the pale.

It could be said that 44 is taking the Shia side of things in the ME - at the expense of Little Satan and Sunni cats like Aegypt, Turkey and Whabbia Arabi.

Fact is, Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani now calls the shots in four Arab capitals—Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad, and Sanaa—makes him the Middle East’s indispensable man - thanks to 44 Jay Vee Team of 'experts' that failed to nail down SOFA with Iraq

Instead of cooperative letters to Iran, the right kind of approach is to recognize Iran in the way we thought about South Africa during apartheid. We considered it a pariah. Their leaders were shunned, they were not invited to international bodies. We exerted moral sway. To somehow have communications with Iran’s supreme leader about hooking up is an enormous error.

Pic - "Throughout Khamenei's rule, he has held to five basic tenets that reflect the philosophy of statecraft -- and stagecraft"