It seems the talks, designed to lessen the chances of a Middle East conflict over Iran's nuclear ambitions, were going nowhere. Iran simply refused to cooperate. Not only would there be no further negotiations unless all sanctions were dropped, it continues to insist it has a right to its nuclear program, period. End of story. And if anyone dares to mention the fact that Ahmadinejad threatened to wipe Israel off the map--well, everyone knows the Jews have nukes of their own (although they've never used them, or even so much as threatened to use them).
Okay, so here we have six world powers and Iran all gathered in Moscow for the third attempt to stop the madness. Things are going poorly and everything has ground to a standstill. They are in a complete deadlock. Failure (according to the Associate Press) means a very real chance that: "Israel--already skeptical of diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon--could launch an attack, a scenario that potentially could pull in the U.S. and spread chaos throughout the Middle East." The stakes couldn't be higher. It's unclear if--or when--new talks will occur--and Iran is sticking out its tongue.
Because the Big Boys have its back. Iran has a trick, in the form of war games, up its sleeve. And not just a little military exercise to show it means business, either. The plan is to stage the most massive Russian-Chinese-Iranian-Syrian War Games the Middle East has ever seen.
- 90 thousand personnel
- 400 airplanes
- 900 tanks
Beijing plans to parade 12 naval ships through the Suez Canal heading for the Syrian port of Tartus, where Moscow has a naval base already teeming with ships.
This is very bad, folks.
It means that Russia and China are coming out of the closet for the very first time since the Cold War as our enemies. Up until now, while they haven't exactly been our cozy best buds, at least they weren't openly hostile.
This means they have taken sides against us with the purpose of obstructing U.S.-European-Arab military intervention in Syria. What do you suppose they'll do if diplomacy fails to deter Iran and Israel is forced to attack? And does anybody really believe Iran will be backing down anytime soon with Russia and China on its side?
A wise man once said: "And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." Romans 13:11-12
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