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Republican Opponents Of The Iran Deal Are The Same People That Still Advocate Invading Iraq Was A Good Thing. Meanwhile, General Colin Powell Fully Supports The Iran Agreement

Posted in Iran, Peace, Politics, War with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2015 by sheriffali

Republican Colin Powell, former National Security Adviser, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former Secretary of State support the Iran Deal.  He revealed his support in fairly laudatory terms on Meet the Press.


Here’s the summary:


It’s a pretty good deal… I know there are objections to it, but here’s why I think it’s a good deal,” the former Secretary of State said. He continued, “One of the great concerns that the opposition has that we are leaving open a ‘lane’ for the Iranians to go back to creating a nuclear weapon in 10-15 years are forgetting the reality that they have been on a superhighway for the last ten years to create a nuclear weapon or nuclear weapons program with no speed limit.”


And while Dick Cheney Tried to ignore the reality that under the Bush Administration Iran went from 0 Centrifuges to 5,000, Colin Powell was not ignoring reality.


 “In the last ten years they’ve gone from 136 centrifuges up to something like 19,000 centrifuges.” That is something Republicans never talk about. Powell pointed out, “This agreement will take them down to 5,000 cent all of this will be under IAEA supervision and I think this is a good outcome.”


“They had stockpiled something in the neighborhood of 12,000 kilograms of uranium. This deal will bring it down to 300 kilograms,” Powell said. “It’s a remarkable reduction. I’m amazed that they would do this but they have done it.” [Daily Kos]


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Hamas launching Rockets into Israel; defies logic and is responsible for the carnage in Gaza!

Posted in Egypt, Gaza, Gaza war, Hamas, Hamas Rockets, Hillary Clinton, Iran, Israel, Israelis, Mohammed Morsi, Palestinians, President Obama, Two State with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2012 by sheriffali

Common sense must replace arrogance; the future must usurp the past; acceptance must trump tolerance; forgiveness has to supersede retribution, if anything good is going to come out of the “madness” in the Middle-East!


The launching of Rockets by Hamas into Israel for the past years and having continued this madness has brought us to the present predicament. These actions defy logic, irrespective of how much Hamas and its supporters “spin the nonsense.”


There isn’t a Country in the Middle East than can win a War against Israel and with that being fact, to what end is Hamas’ Madness?


Yes, I think it is a fact that the world agrees that there must be a Two State implementation that perhaps would bring about a final resolve to this endless conflict, but, Hamas firing Rockets into Israel, fully cognizant that Israel would retaliate, simply put, is a sinister move by Hamas. [Hamas is responsible for the death and destruction from the Israeli munitions]


If Hamas truly cared about the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza rather than being a “Proxy” for Iran, that would be a more positive step in the right direction.


There is a massive window of opportunity than can be vetted and utilized to bring about a lasting solution for both the Palestinians and the Israelis and the region as a whole.


The Arab Spring brought about the removal of Egypt’s nightmare, Hosni Mubarak, but ushered in Mohammed Morsi, someone whom I truly believe has the Palestinians interest at heart. However, Mr. Morsi is walking a fine line because the Moslem Brother-Hood has had a questionable image, whether such judgment is wrong or right. Egypt needs America’s foreign aid and to that end, Mr. Morsi is going to have to be the “honest broker” that wouldn’t only help the Palestinian issue, but can bring about tremendous economic changes and remove Egypt from the deep and unforgiving waters that Mr. Mubarak allowed it to fall into.


The extreme side of the Moslem Brother-Hood is going to have to assist Mr. Morsi in a positive manner, setting aside all of the firebrand language, same as what is permeated by the Republicans in America.


Egypt, who has accepted “hand-outs,” can move to become a viable and self sustainable financial productive power, and truly live out the greatness and might that Egypt was, a millennium plus, years ago.


People of all races and religions are going to have to go beyond just tolerance and delve into “acceptance,” if any good is going to come out of a region, whose people have truly suffered.


© Sheriff Ali 2012


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