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Iran and the Wizard of Blame

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Submitted by Bob Braun (United States), Oct 15, 2015 at 11:24

Let's consider a scenario. Bearing in mind that the US is no more than three nuclear EMP bombs (creating super powerful ElectroMagnetic Pulses) away from the Stone Age, Iran's missile program is as essential to deliver this high altitude devastation as its nuclear weapons program. We agreed to lift the along with arms embargo within five years. What would define President Obama's legacy were this to occur?

After the Great Blackout affected all of the mainland US, destroying every power plant generator, air conditioner, elevator, automobile electronics and gas pump, the internet, the banking system, and the rest of electronic communications equipment that define the 21st century, former President Obama chisels out a message for the American people from his estate in Hawaii. Sent by sailing ship to California where copies would be chiseled and redistributed across the country, he attempts to defend his place in American history.

The main point is that he's not to blame. SoS Kerry assured him it would prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons capability for at least ten years but it's now only nine years and six months. And the State Department has been delinquent in reporting Iran's violations, much as it has been up to three years in reporting them as required by decades earlier laws. And that within the P+5, there was still no agreement on defining what a violation is, and that France and Russia in particular have been slow in implementing their snap back requirements while they were negotiating important trade deals with Iran to buoy their struggling economies.

But all of it is not his fault. And Hawaii is too far away from the EMP effects, but that's not his fault, either.

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