By Jim Emerson, staff writer
This week an Iranian Lawmaker released details from a letter President Barrack Obama wrote to the country’s supreme leader warning against closing the Strait of Hormuz and calling for direct talks with the Islamic Republic’s tyrant.
According to Iranian Lawmaker Ali Motahari the letter, sent through private channels, threatened the republic if they attempted to cut off oil from the Persian Gulf, days before rejecting the Keystone pipeline from Canada. The Iranians are seeing the President asking for direct talks as a sign of weakness from the man responsible for the West’s economic troubles. Iran has made it clear; if her oil exports are embargoed she would consider it an act of war. Eighty percent of the terrorist nation’s income is from oil export.
White House denies
Who can we believe? As of this writing the White House is not confirming the existence of the letter to Iran. The Washington Post reported that National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor stated that “the U.S. had a number of ways to communicate its views to the Iranian government.” He further stated the administration has “remained committed to engaging with Tehran and finding a diplomatic solution to its larger issues with Iran’s nuclear program.”
At least the U.S. military is taking Iran seriously and is preparing for a possible clash with the republic’s shallow water navy which has no real history of being a naval power.
While running for President Barack Obama made it clear that he planned to talk directly to Iran without any preconditions. He believes that such talks will change the Islamic Republics’ behavior and convince her to give up her nukes. This is a pretty naive approach to regime waiting on the 12th Imam to rule the world from Iran. I am beginning to wonder if the One may need a refresher in Islamic studies from the Madrasah he attended in Malaysia. You can’t talk to people whose end goal is to subjugate you or kill you.
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