Vince Dhimos answered a question at Quora. The following is a redacted version of his answer.
Q: WHAT ARE THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES’ PLANS TO DEAL WITH THE CURRENT IRAN SITUATION?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
Since Bloomberg dropped out, all of the Democratic candidates for president support returning to the Iran Deal, for the obvious reason that this would give the world a chance to monitor their nuclear activities. No matter how you look at it, this is a step in the direction of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuke. But for some reason that they can’t explain, the administration and its Appalachian supporters think antagonizing and provoking Iran will lead to peace. But do they really really believe this? Or are they infected perhaps with a mental and spiritual virus that disables reason and logic?
Some Democrat candidates, especially the ladies, want to please Israel — and prove, with tough statements on Iran, that they’re more macho than the guys — even more so than the testosterone-dripping Lindsay Graham.
Amy Klobuchar speaks of “confronting Iran’s bad acts.” But she doesn’t name any of these so-called bad acts or tell us why they are bad. Would they include Iran’s fight against terrorists in Iraq and Syria? After all, when the US failed to stop terror in Syria, the Syrians invited the Iranians (along with the Russians) specifically to fight ISIS and Al-Qaeda, not to do bad things – contrary to US politicians’ blather. Or is it possible that US politicians are right and that a little terrorism is a good thing? Like in homeopathic medicine?
Elizabeth Warren talks about “countering Iran’s aggression” but she won’t tell us what this aggression consists of. Again, I wonder: is it aggression to kill ISIS in Syria and Iraq? How about the fact that Iran-backed Hezbollah prevented Israel from totally destroying Lebanon in 2006? Was that aggression? She won’t tell us. Neither will any other US politician. If they are right, what harm is there in simply explaining why?
Do the Democrats agree with Trump that Iran has too much influence in Iraq and Syria?
Well, their influence consists chiefly of supplying boots on the ground to kill terrorists. Is that bad? Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats seems to know.
There are no viable candidates who have the guts to admit that Iran is not nearly as dangerous as Wahhabist Saudi Arabia and that the most dangerous rogues are the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who first introduced terrorism in the Middle East and then pretended to fight it. Worse, the Democrats as a group support the absurd notion that Russia is the arch-enemy of the US.
They pretend not to notice that it wasn’t until 2015 when the Russians entered the war in Syria that the terrorists started to cede ground in that country – after years of America’s so-called “War on Terror.” Do they honestly not notice any of this?
The closest either party has to a sensible politician is Tulsi Gabbard and they are smearing her on both sides of the aisle for openly advocating peace. But how is not provoking, not antagonizing, not killing civilians (like the US did in Iraq), not stealing Syrian oil, not murdering foreign officials, not removing US troops when the elected governments of Syria and Iraq ask you to, not sanctioning people (depriving them of food, water, medicine and basic services) whose country you have destroyed and whose people are hungry, etc, bad for America? Especially now that polls show a dismally low approval rating for the US in the Middle East and a top rating for Russia? How is it that both common sense and world opinion are wrong and US politicians are right? Could the US public even for a second entertain this notion without a thick fog of 24/7 propaganda from the msm and US pastors Zionist taking complete control of their minds?
Until the US lifts the virtual ban on world peace, there is no hope for anything resembling democracy in America.
So does this mean there can never be peace in our world? Of course not. As long as the US system will only support war, other countries, smarter and more compassionate, will step in to promote peace and stability. It’s the free market principle at work. The supplier offering a scarce commodity that everyone wants eventually wins out over the supplier who won’t offer it. It’s just that simple. And it’s already happening, gradually, in the Middle East and elsewhere, and by God’s grace, it will continue.
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