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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Former Secretary of State: 'Iranians will cut your throat'

In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, former Secretary of State George P. Schultz warned the Obama administration that the Iranians 'will cut your throat.'
“The Iranians are known as great rug merchants, not for nothing,” the 92-year-old former US secretary of state George Shultz told the BBC in an interview. “They’re good at this business of smiling, encouraging you on and then cutting your throat, so you have to be tough-minded, you have to be realistic.”
Shultz added that Iran is “a pretty tough customer” and the world’s largest state-supporter of terrorism, including support for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Shultz, the former US secretary of state, also published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday in which he cautioned the US against rushing into an agreement with Tehran. “The guy who is anxious for a deal will get his head handed to him,” said the Reagan-era diplomat, who negotiated nuclear nonproliferation with the Soviets.
The former secretary of state pointed to Iran’s “increasing nuclear capacity and its unacceptable behavior” as points of comparison to nuclear negotiations with the Soviets.
“The election of President Hassan Rouhani, a ‘moderate’ in the eyes of some, may provide a slight opening. But don’t bet on it. At this point, strength in the form of sanctions is taking its toll. As with the INF negotiations [with the Soviets], the US shouldn’t be afraid to up the ante,” Shultz said.
“Moreover, if Iran has no intention of producing nuclear weapons, then Tehran should cease all uranium enrichment and immediately allow international inspections for verification,” he wrote. “Nuclear materials for power and research facilities are readily available and have been offered to Iran for such purposes for years.”

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At 5:00 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Wow! How many Americans remember the Iranians attacking our Embassy in Tehran and holding 52 of our Embassy staff hostage for 444 days? The weak,, feckless Jimmy Carter (worst President evah, until Mr. Hussein Obama)mishandled that terribly. Nobody feared, or even respected, Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter, a naive moral weakling, wanted to be liked.

As an American, I don't care about being liked, either by our enemies in Tehran, or those in Benghazi, or elsewhere in the Arab/Muslim world. I want them to respect America as a country of it's word and to fear what we might do to them, if they enrage the US.

Take Mr. Hussein's bowing and apologizing tour of the Mideast shortly after taking office. THAT was rightly taken as a glaring message of weakness. It's also a glaring message of historical revisionism.

The US and Allies liberated Kuwait from Saddam & Co., also preventing Saddam & Co. from continuing south and capturing the Saudi oil fields in that sector of Saudi Arabia and maybe saving Saudi Arabia itself from Iraqi conquest.

The US and Allies acted in the former Yugoslavia to prevent the Serbs from massacring Muslims in Kosovo.

The US and Allies liberated Afghanistan from the Taliban.

The US and Allies liberated Iraq from Saddam & Co, who had been murdering an average of 300 Iraqis a week since 1979.

I return for all this, we got to see "Palestinians" celebrating on 9/11, Big street parties, car horns honking, people handing out traditional sweets, as is done on happy occasions. Arafat & Co. immediately tossed Western journalists out of the "West Bank", but not before videos of this were made. I have copies of these celebrations, which I saved on my hard drive.

Since then, we've given those ungrateful, ignorant schweinhundts billions of dollars from the American taxpayers. Please pardon my language, but as an American, this all really makes my blood boil.


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