President Trump told reporters Wednesday “I have decided,” repeating the words three times, when asked about his intentions regarding decertification of the Iran deal.
While the president may have decided, his administration is in turmoil over the deal, with a very public row between UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson wants to preserve the deal, while Haley wants to kill it. Tillerson is also a bit sensitive over what he perceives as Haley’s “auditioning for his job.”
Gen. John Hyuten, commander of USSTRATCOM, said that Iran is in technical compliance with the deal, but preparing missiles in a way that violates its spirit.
With competing voices on both sides, who really knows what Trump has decided, if he’s actually decided anything at all yet.
Meanwhile, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani pulled out the apology card. He should be glad Trump didn’t give him a nickname like he did with “Rocket Man” Kim. If anything sways Trump to kill the Iran deal, Rouhani demanding an apology could factor large in the decision.
Ugly, ignorant words were spoken by the US president against the Iranian nation. Full or hatred & baseless allegations and unfit for #UNGA
— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) September 20, 2017
— margaret brennan (@margbrennan) September 20, 2017
Renewed sanctions on Iran’s energy sector could cut off its oil supplies, potentially boosting oil prices. That would bolster earnings for oil companies, but raise energy costs for consumers and businesses.
European oil majors seeking to jointly develop Iran’s oil and natural gas fields, such as France’s Total, might also retrench. Boeing, which is allowed to sell aircraft to Iran under the deal, would potentially drop plans to deliver planes to the national air carrier.
Top Trump General: Iran’s Complying With The Agreement. Trump Should Kill The Deal Anyway. | Ben Shapiro, Daily Wire
In this case, the experts are not only wrong on the facts, but they are also looking at the situation through the wrong end of the telescope. For all of his faults, Trump’s instinctive desire to end the nuclear deal is more reality-based than the arguments of his critics. He should stop listening to them and begin the process of decertifying the nuclear agreement.
Iran is following the pattern of North Korea and moving full speed ahead with its program of regional domination, to be capped with the legal development of a nuclear weapon. This much is obvious. And they know that the only possibility of retaining power is to avoid ticking off the United States, then going nuclear at the first available opportunity; that’s why North Korea is still run by the Kim family.
Haley “thinks that [Tillerson is] trying to undermine the president and preserve Obama’s Iran legacy, which is true,” explained the source, who would only discuss the sensitive matter on background. “He thinks she’s running her own foreign policy and auditioning for his job, which is also true.”
These tensions have “spilled into the open” several times “over the last few weeks,” but were quickly dispelled in order to promote a public face of unity within the Trump administration, according to the source and others who spoke to the Free Beacon.
Fat chance of that happening.
— Pamela Wilkes (@PamelaWilkes6) September 20, 2017
— Steve Berman (@stevengberman) September 21, 2017
Trump has a tendency to tell reporters he’s decided things without having actually decided them. So it’s possible we won’t know until October when it’s time to certify the deal again. I don’t see how Iran could be made to comply any better than they are, since it’s their intention to do as little as possible but make things look technically in compliance. Either Trump will tear up the deal, which he campaigned on doing, or we will all be doing this dance again at Christmastime.
Better to get it over with if the president is every going to do it.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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