That pretty much sums up the Obama Administration’s “win” in getting the United Nations Security Council members to agree in theory to meaningless watered-down sanctions. See specifically the chart at the end of the article that details the absolute capitulation of Secretary Clinton to secure the votes of Russia and China.
Let ‘Puter say this slowly so that even State Department employees can understand it. Security Council sanctions will not work. Why? Because it is in Russia and China’s national interest to support Iran against the United States.
Russia and China both have large financial stakes in Iran. Russia is building ostensibly peaceful nuclear plants for the mullahs. China purchases (and covets) Iranian petroleum. Russia and China both have extensive trade ties with Iran as well.
Even better from the Chinese and Russian perspective, Iran occupies American attention, keeping our focus off what they’re up to. China is aggressively projecting its power in the Pacific, and forging relationships with South and Central American dictators. China is cleaerly bidding to challenge American supremacy. Russia is slowly but certainly reverting to totalitarian form internally, and pursuing an ever-growing sphere of influence externally. Anything that makes the United States focus elsewhere is good news for Russia and China.
Russia and China have absolutely no intent of enforcing or abiding by any United Nations sanctions, whether these or any other. It is not in their respective national interests to do so. Their promises regarding Iranian sanctions are not worth the paper they are printed on. And it is not in America’s national interest to pretend otherwise, regardless of what Secretary Clinton and her elitist striped-pants sycophants in Foggy Bottom would have us believe.
The Obama Administration’s repeated resort to diplomacy and sanctions merely delays the inevitable choice America must make: confront Iran or capitulate to it.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.