September 19, 2015

How Fiorina wants to start World War III

Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast - As Kate Brannen has already noted for the Beast, Fiorina’s military buildup would add $500 billion to an already historically huge Pentagon budget. But it’s far worse than that. This woman is a crackpot warmonger who would start World War III. No—III and IV.

Iran: “On Day One in the Oval Office, I will make two phone calls, the first to my good friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him we will stand with the state of Israel.

“The second, to the Supreme Leader, to tell him that unless and until he opens every military and every nuclear facility to real anytime, anywhere inspections by our people, not his, we, the United States of America, will make it as difficult as possible and move money around the global financial system.

... What is Ayatollah Khamenei going to say in response? Probably something like: “Very well, Madam President. Then you are abrogating the deal, I see. OK. Thank you. Have a nice century.” Iran will then stop honoring the deal, or even pretending to, and start building a nuclear weapon or six.

And note well: The rest of the world will blame us, the United States, and President Fiorina, for being the ones who first broke the deal. And, if she makes such a phone call, rightly so, because we will be the ones to have broken it. We can reimpose some sanctions unilaterally. But will the European Union and the United Nations reimpose theirs? Not bloody likely if we broke the deal. And countries like India, which is probably now lifting sanctions it had agreed to when the United States was leading a multilateral effort, may well start giving Iran nuclear-related technologies. These are just a few of the events that phone call could set in motion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not just Fiorina that we have to worry about, the entire array of candidates paraded before us by the oligarchic duopoly all merit concern. None instill a great confidence that they'll not pander to Israel's Likud fanatics. None has demonstrated any willingness to constrain the imperial ambitions of the transnationals. None have offered much in the way of rational commentary about the ever festering situation in the Ukraine. In short, no matter who's elected, and this includes Bernie Sanders, US foreign policy will continue to carry on with business as usual. So long as that remains the case, the world will continue to teeter on the verge of annihilation.