The new Iran deal is a perfect storm, or the kind of event that will have huge unintended consequences.
Let’s look at the elements of this perfect storm:
1) The Obama administration is desperately looking for any kind of legacy. President Obama is trying to look consequential on the world scene. Why did he stab Israel?
2) The Europeans are desperately looking to do business with Iran. The Europeans have always been reluctant warriors in this game. The European economies desperately need business and they will do business with anyone.
3) Iran is jumping on the opportunity to get a deal that buys them for more time. In other words, they want time and we just gave it to them.
What does our best friend in the neighborhood say about this deal? They don’t like it at all:
“Israeli leaders denounced the interim Iranian nuclear pact signed by the United States and five world powers as a “historic mistake” that does little to reverse Iran’s nuclear ambitions and instead makes the world a more dangerous place.”
I hope that I’m dead wrong. However, it looks to me like North Korea 1994 all over again!