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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:19 AM

Ehud Barak, Israeli Hawk and No Friend of Iran, Urges Trump to Keep Nuclear Deal

Source: The Boston Globe



By Mark Landler OCTOBER 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — Ehud Barak, the former Israeli leader known for his hawkish views on Iran, said it would be a “mistake” for President Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, both because it would play to Iran’s advantage and because it would scuttle any hope of a negotiation with North Korea.

Barak, a decorated soldier who was prime minister and defense minister, is the latest and most prominent Israeli to urge Trump not to disavow the deal — a step the president is expected to take when he announces his broader strategy for dealing with Iran later this week.

“Even if America decides to pull out of it,” Barak said in an interview on Tuesday, “no one will join — not the Chinese, not the Russians, not even the Europeans. It will serve the Iranians.”

Iran, he pointed out, is complying with the terms of the agreement. It will “continue to harvest” the economic benefits of the deal. But if Trump disavowed it, that would give the Iranians a pretext for resuming their drive toward a nuclear “breakout” capability, particularly in the latter years of the agreement, when the economic benefits are outweighed by Iran’s desire to join the club of nuclear states.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:24 AM

1. Unlike AIPAC, Ehud Barak is In the Situation

 

And knows a helluva lot more than Bill Kristol. (Actually, a tsetse fly knows more than Bill Kristol.)

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:33 AM

2. Seems like drumpf is helping Iran, while saying the opposite.

This is a pure Russia play to increase Iran's power and Drumpf is such an idiot, he's fallen for it. Who benefits by this bill, the nuke energy folks, Hair Furor (he is part owner in an international nuclear power building consortium) and Russia. No one else, doesn't help America or Israel, makes Iran even more dangerous.

He's a fucking Putin sock puppet and will destroy the world out of pique and perceived benefits for himself via Russia. He's a total FOOL!

#RESIST

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:09 AM

3. You think 45's going to listen to someone named Barak ?

He'll just go off on how he was born in Kenya, faked his birth certificate ...

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