A predominantly one-topic blog: how is it that the most imminent and lethal implication for humankind - the fact that the doctrine of "Mutually Assured Destruction" will not work with Iran - is not being discussed in our media? Until it is recognized that MAD is dead, the Iranian threat will be treated as a threat only to Israel and not as the global threat which it in fact is.
A blog by Mladen Andrijasevic
You’ve been a great friend for the last six years and, to
express our appreciation, we’d like to acknowledge some of your many helpful
1) In 2009, our presidential election results were so dubious
that millions of brave, pro-democracy protesters risked their lives to
demonstrate throughout our country. When our Basij paramilitary force
brutalized them, you kept your response irrelevantly
mildfor the sake of
“engaging” us. That surely helped Iranians understand the risks of
protesting our “free” election of 2012 (involving our
eight handpicked candidates). It was indeed a very orderly
2) After eight years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we KNEW you’d fall
for the smiles of his successor, President Hassan Rouhani! Human rights abuses have actually
worsened under his rule and his polished charm only makes him
better at duping the world into acquiescing to our nukes, so we LOVE how you’ve
overlooked these facts.
7) Speaking of enforcing red lines, we LOVE how you backed off
yours, after our Syrian buddy, Basher Assad, used chemical weapons on his own
people. That was a very helpful signal to everyone that we need not take your
threats too seriously (contrary to those scary words you issued in 2012 about
how stopping our nukes militarily was still an option, unlike containment, and
how you don’t bluff). But we
understood back then that you were trying to get re-elected, so we didn’t take
12) It’s so cute of you to write us these letters asking for
help against ISIS and showing us how desperately you want a nuclear deal. All
we had to do was hint at an ISIS-for-nukes exchange and
you got so excited!
And after everyone sees the killer deal that you’re giving us,
the world’s bad actors will line up to talk to you, with demands of
their own that you can try to satisfy in the hope that they’ll stop opposing
your national interests so much.
Overall, we appreciate you even more than we did President
Carter, because getting nukes is WAY COOLER than holding 52 American diplomats
and citizens hostage for 444 days.