You have to wonder why they even bothered since it was so clear that the meeting was intended only to be a public relations exercise from the outset.
Obama is only making noises about ‘talks’ with Iran in an effort to keep public opinion on side. The reality is; there’s nothing to actually talk about. The US knows full well there’s no nuclear weapons program to talk about. So do the Israelis. So what’s to talk about?
Obama has paved the way for an Israeli strike when he asked Israel not to surprise the US with an attack ‘out of the blue’. Netanyahu has promised he won’t – he’ll let the US know first. Of course, Netanyahu would have no option but to let the US know first. A surprise unilateral attack against Iran without the US knowing about it would not be at all possible considering all the logistics of such an attack. So, if there is such an attack and Obama says stuff like ‘I didn’t know about it’ or ‘it’s as much a surprise to me as it is to the rest of world’, you’ll know he’s lying. Obama, like his predecessor George W. Bush, refuses to take the option of a strike against Iran over its so-called nuclear weapons program, ‘off the table’. Obama has also said just days ahead of his meeting with Netanyahu with regard to Israel’s stance on Iran, “I understand very clearly that Israel considers Iran an existential threat, and given some of the statements that have been made by President Ahmadinejad, you can understand why. So their calculation of costs and benefits are going to be more acute. They're right there in range and I don't think it's my place to determine for the Israelis what their security needs are”.
And what of the ‘Two-state solution’? Obama also knows full well that Netanyahu has always said there will never be a Palestinian state while he has anything to do with it. Yet Obama seems obliged to be nice about it and, for the sake of public opinion, feels obliged to ask Netanyahu about it knowing what the answer will be: ‘More talks’. Obama isn’t demanding a Palestinian state; he’s simply asking Netanyahu nicely if he’ll at least think about it. And, as if to emphasise Obama’s powerlessness in the face of Zionism, at virtually the same time as they’re talking about a Palestinian state, Israel are giving the go ahead to build a brand new settlement in the West Bank.
The status quo hasn’t changed. Netanyahu is just as determined as ever to effect ‘regime change’ in Iran and Obama is just playing with words to placate public opinion while, at the same time, going along with the Zionists ploy. Obama’s ‘talks with Iran’ is as big a play for time as Netanyahu’s ‘talks with the Palestinians’.
A strike against Iran is as likely now as it ever was. And, when it happens, the US, despite all of Obama’s rhetoric, will be there to facilitate it.
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