The mouse that roared, the Great Omnipotent Supreme Leader Mullah Number One Religious Warlord has again pledged death to America; it must be a special day, it’s not the usual 'Death to America' on Friday speech. The Iranian Mullahs can’t seem to understand why their threats of doom are always met with a yawn; maybe it’s because it’s the same old, bad old tune we have heard for 40 years.
The last administration practiced the time-honored method of handling a problem; they threw money at it, to cover up the mess they had made in the handling of Iran. The total amount was $1.7 Billion in cash, money, and interest that had been held by the U.S. And coincidently, hostages were released and a deal was signed with Iran giving them a path to nuclear weapons - so much for the U.S. policy of not negotiating for hostages.
The Mullah’s blew through that pile of money faster than a bunch of drunk sailors on their first shore leave - they took care of their pet terrorist projects around the world and their Republican Guards, so now they are strapped for cash. The poor people of Iran that suffer under these Holy Religious Warlords didn’t see a dime and as usual, were left high and dry by their great leaders. Iran has started to feel the pressure created by the sanctions imposed on Iran after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of Obama’s deal with Iran. After squandering all of the money received from former Pres. Obama, and faced with massive unemployment and other economic problems, Iran is feeling the sting of the sanctions and they’re lashing out at anyone to get attention.
Like this little issue of Iran trying to control the world by choking off shipping traffic through the Straits of Hormuz. Returning to their previous failed efforts at piracy by threatening oil production and shipping by attacking oil platforms, oil tankers, and foreign naval vessels sent in to protect the shipping. A few weeks ago Japan’s Prime Minister Abe visited Iran at the request of President Trump in an effort to talk sense to the Iranians. The response was by Iran was a total show of utter contempt, arrogance, and disrespect, Iran planted and exploded bombs on oil tankers belonging to Japan during the visit. In return, Japan is changing its home defense policies and sending naval vessels to the Gulf. During all of this, the Iranians have continued to enrich uranium for the purpose of generating a nuclear weapon they have threatened to use to destroy the State of Israel.
Until the leaders of Iran figure out that they need to behave, they will be held down with sanctions and the possibility of military action. Iran needs to quit acting like they are superior to all others on the planet and treating others as dirt beneath their feet. Recognizing the right of Israel to exist would be a good start, but don’t hold your breath on that one. Iran has made a cottage industry of hating Israel and the United States. If Iran started acting in a civilized manner and gave up their nuclear weapons programs, they would be able to resume world trade and build a prosperous economy. Sadly, it’s very doubtful any of this will happen in the near future for they are hell-bent on recreating the ancient Persian Empire, or maybe they want to glow in the dark.