Rethinking the Obama/Kerry Iran Deal: Did We Give Away The Store? Part 2 of 2

mackinder_natural_largeOn Tuesday I made reference to  the article that spoke of a speech given by Sir Halford Mackinder in January 1904. In his talk, “Mackinder argued that the future of global power lay not, as most British then imagined, in controlling the global sea lanes, but in controlling a vast land mass he called “Euro-Asia.””  It is described as a “broad, deep “heartland” — 4,000 miles from the Persian Gulf to the Siberian Sea.”

Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in 1998: “Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power. A power that dominates ‘Eurasia’ would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions… rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent.”

How then does the Iran deal play into the idea that by entering into it the United States is causing probably irreparable damage to itself. It is because the deal will caused the realignment of world power. It is the one thing that Putin needs to carry out his dream of a greater and more powerful Russia.

The danger that the deal brings about is that Russia and Iran will form a close alliance. For most of the 20th century Iran’s hostility to the Soviet Union was because the latter was an atheistic government. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia turned and began to associate itself with the Russian Orthodox church. That removed a major hurdle to that relationship.

It did not work closely with Iran after that because of the embargo. That disappears with the deal. The door is open for much closer military relations.

Anticipating that, an Iranian general subject to a travel ban is reported to have visited Moscow. Russia denied that happened but it also denied it had invaded Crimea. Knowing this, it appears, Secretary of State John Kerry had objected to the visit as recently as Thursday during a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov.” The article telling about the visit noted that “Russia seeks to bolster its military and trade relations with Iran, which is a central reason it backed the accord.”  Doing this, Russia gets access to the Persian Gulf and the nations surrounding it something that increases its influence and power greatly.

Saudi Arabia is quick to see the ascendancy of Russia and its objection to its atheistic character no longer attains. The headline in the Christian Science Monitor shortly after the signing of the deal read, “Good Bye Washington, Hello Russia.” It goes on to say, “Saudi Arabia finds friendly face in Putin.”  One could say that we still have Iraq as a friend but a year ago it was notedmany said it was China that won the Iraq War because it signed the major oil deals afterwards.” Even so, we still spend our wealth and troops trying to save a country that prefers Iran to us.

The Persian Gulf states will no longer look to the United States for protection from Iran but to Russia. Russia already has a strong  relationship with Syrian president Assad. It will take over as the peace maker between the Sunni Gulf states and the Shia states of Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Our vaunted military power stands useless in this situation. No one wants to put the future of their country into our unwilling hands. Russia with its readiness to utilize military power is the new big boy on the block. The failure of our leaders to see that by taking our foot off of Iran’s neck we were uniting it with Russia and putting the Gulf nations at risk . demonstrates the lack of vision in our national leadership

Our president and secretary of state have underestimated Russia’s capacity for mischief. Once it secures its southern flank, you may expect that perhaps Putin may make good on his boast: ‘If I wanted, Russian troops could not only be in Kiev in two days, but in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw or Bucharest, too,’  

Putin’s goal seems to be the “broad, deep “heartland” — 4,000 miles from the Persian Gulf to the Siberian Sea.”


  1. I would rather not comment.


    Punchy McGlaughlin was heard to comment
    on three tier. ” this website has more arias
    than Wagner’s Ring Cycle”

    All we need now to complete a MTC
    psychiatric hat trick is to have someone
    start posting with the name Pee Wee’ eh?

    Back story

    Couple of years back I sat down with Serpico
    the cop in the middle of a art gallery in
    Woodstock NY.

    I videotaped our interview with his portrait
    looming large behind his 75 year old athletic
    frame animated by his narrative of betrayal
    by the NYPD.


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  2. msfreeh,

    Just ask former BPD detective Frank Dewan (because John Connolly thought he was getting a little too close to Bootsie and Benji)

    “Judge Wolf’s own testimony against Connolly centered on an anonymous letter the judge received in March 1997, when he was considering Cardinale’s request for a hearing. The letter, written on department stationery and ostensibly from three Boston police officers, charged that a Boston detective was so obsessed with nailing Bulger and Flemmi that he had fabricated evidence against the two. The letter’s authenticity came into question after an FBI raid turned up a stash of Boston police letterhead at Connolly’s post-retirement office and a witness testified that Connolly had shown him part of the letter. The testimony from Wolf painted the letter as a forgery and added to the mound of evidence that helped convict Connolly of obstruction of justice.”

    More on Judge Wolf and his feelings towards FBI 302a reports, in a piece by a fellow named Matt Connolly (Matt actually calls himself a “reporter”….”This reporter sat in court listening to Judge Wolf’s testimony—which is included in my book, Don’t Embarrass The Family, based on FBI agent Connolly’s trial. “)
    “Who .What. Why. We Don’t Cover the News. We Uncover the Truth.”

  3. Your argument that Reagan leaving Lebanon after the terrorist attack caused ISIS to come into existence is nonsensical. Liberals are adept at historical revisionism. Radicalism and terrorism existed throughout the Middle East in the seventies. The Iranian hostage crisis. The Olympic terrorist attack, The airplane highjackings in Jordan and elsewhere took place. The many kidnappings occurred. You correctly condemn Bush for charging into Iraq but when a president avoids a pitfall you deduce that it lead to terrorism. What was a better approach Regan’s exit or Bush’s entry? Was the BHO attack on Libya a wise decision? Should we be in the middle of the tribal fights or the Sunni Shia battles? I say no. Your blame is misplaced. It was Madison’s failure to polish off the Barbary Pirates two centuries ago that led to ISIS, Boko Haram and Al Shabab in Somalia. 2. If the Iran deal leads to America’s exit from the Persian Gulf and the wider region that is a plus for our country. We don’t need their oil and no Marine should die to keep the corrupt Sunni oil sheiks in power. Let Europe, Russia and China have the place. Our interests there are minimal at best.3. Did FDR and Truman sell Eastern Europe into slavery after WW2? Did Regan free the slaves?

    • Good post…..

      In other news—

      FBI Had 12-Page File On George Carlin Because He Made Jokes About Government
      By John Vibes | August 20, 2015

      (ANTIMEDIA) Comedian George Carlin is known as one of the most controversial and outspoken entertainers of his time, and as far as the government is concerned, he could have possibly been a terrorist.
      Carlin was not a violent or criminal person in any way, but he said things during his routines that struck at the root of the problems in our society. He went into great detail about corruption in government and business.
      During the 1978 Supreme Court case, FCC v Pacifica Foundation, the government cited Carlin’s work as an example of profanity. They used his “Seven Dirty Words” segment to show the type of language that was being used in records and broadcasts. However, the government’s interest in his work did not stop there.
      Just after his 1969 appearance on the Jackie Gleason show, Carlin caught the attention of the FBI because he made jokes about then-FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. According to the government, Carlin had “referred to the Bureau and the Director in a satirical vein.”
      They added that his act was “considered to be in very poor taste” and “it was obvious that he was using the prestige of the Bureau and Mr. Hoover to enhance his performance.”
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      After Carlin’s appearance on the show, the staff of Jackie Gleason received a number of anonymous letters — allegedly from fans but possibly from the FBI — condemning Carlin for speaking about the government in the critical way that he did. It has been proven that the FBI has indeed sent threatening letters to public figures in the past, pretending to be concerned colleagues or a member of the public, including to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

      Anyone that speaks out against the injustices of the world, whether they are a dangerous terrorist or a harmless comedian, will receive unwanted attention from government.
      Below is a video showing Carlin’s deep political analysis in action:

      Read the 12 pages of FBI documents on Carlin here.
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  4. Matt,
    The next few years are going to be interesting.
    All sorts of bad actors on the world stage.
    I think we can all agree that we (the good old U.S. of A.) need to step up our performance a bit, coming into the (possibly) final act.

    Key sentence…
    “Russia gets access to the Persian Gulf and the nations surrounding it something that increases its influence and power greatly.”

    Vlad is licking his chops right now.

    Where the hell is Harry Truman when you need him…………………?

  5. In other news

    Congress does not have votes to block Iran deal, says Nancy Pelosi
    House minority leader says Republicans will not be able to veto the deal in the House, as Senate also seems secure for Barack Obama

    Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representatives minority leader

  6. MTC
    We brought former LAPD cop Mike Ruppert
    to speak at our FBI conference at Bates
    College in the spring of 2001.

    He discussed cops working with the CIA to flood
    our cities with heroin and cocaine.

    Mike would often quote Zbigniew.

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    Free the Nipple movement comes to Hampton Beach
    1,000 people plan to go topless this weekend, and New Hampshire officials have mixed feelings
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