Friday, September 30, 2016

No wonder post-America's mortal enemies smell weakness

The Great Leveling Project continues apace.

And as post-America "accepts restraints" and becomes just another member of the "international community," along with vile regimes like Iran's, its cities become sitting ducks for ICBM attacks as a result of a shameful clandestine quid pro quo:

The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. 
The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16
The U.N. Security Council’s delisting of the two banks, Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, was part of a package of tightly scripted agreements—the others were a controversial prisoner swap and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran—that were finalized between the U.S. and Iran on Jan. 17, the day the Americans were freed. 
The new details of the delisting have emerged after administration officials briefed lawmakers earlier this month on the U.S. decision. 
According to senior U.S. officials, a senior State Department official, Brett McGurk, and a representative of the Iranian government signed three documents in Geneva on the morning of Jan. 17. 
One document committed the U.S. to dropping criminal charges against 21 Iranian nationals, and Tehran to releasing the Americans imprisoned in Iran.
Another committed the U.S. to immediately transfer $400 million in cash to the Iranian regime and arrange the delivery within weeks of two subsequent cash payments totaling $1.3 billion to settle a decades-old legal dispute over a failed arms deal.
The U.S. agreed in a third document to support the immediate delisting of the two Iranian banks, according to senior U.S. officials. In the hours after the documents were signed at a Swiss hotel, the different elements of the agreement went forward: The Americans were released, Iran took possession of the $400 million in cash, and the U.N. Security Council removed sanctions on Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, these officials said.
“Lifting the sanctions on Sepah was part of the package,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on the deliberations. “The timing of all this isn’t coincidental. Everything was linked to some degree.”
They say that the Most Equal Comrade's approval ratings are over 50 percent these days.

Okay, assuming that's true, I would ask the post-American cattle-masses, on the basis of what?

Of course, the post-American cattle-masses have narrowed their presidential choices to two figures that are generally reviled and / or laughed at. Well, if you want to keep the field at four, it includes a Libertarian candidate that most libertarians won't claim and who can't name any world leaders, and a Bernie Sanders stand-in.

Do I sound cynical?

Well, okay, in the service of publicly keeping myself humble, let me state for the record that I am a deeply flawed human being.

But for crying out loud, I have better sense than to enthuse about or vote for any of the people I have enumerated above.

Back to the main point, which is the Iran "policy" of the Most Equal Comrade's nomenklatura, we have an opportunity here to see the real madness that lies at the core of the modern Freedom-Hater vision. The MEC, Secretary Global-Test, Wendy Sherman, and all involved in this insane lifting of sanctions are so certain that these moves will cement their historical legacy as visionaries who ushered in an age of unicorns, rainbows and comity among all nation-states that they view evidence to the contrary as inconsequential - and keep providing Iran with more resources for providing such evidence.

The end result being that someday, you, a proletariat in post-America, will be driving up the interstate toward the metropolitan area nearest you and get to within about twenty miles and suddenly see a plume arise in the distance that soon takes the shape of a mushroom. Then a huge bright ring forms around it. The billows at ground level spread, coming ever closer. You make the snap decision to get off at the next exit ramp, get on the lanes going back the other way, and head back home. Except forty other cars in your immediate vicinity are all making the same panicked decisions. Pileups ensue.

Thank the overlords who made sure that was your destiny.

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