Destabilisation.

It was one of those very rare occasions when the majority of the World’s powers came together in agreement. It was not a good idea for Iran to have the capacity and the equipment to build a nuclear weapon. An agreement was made instead of putting sanctions in place, for the agreement to stop their building there would be concessions.

This year, this month sees the renewal of that agreement which will only go ahead if the signatories of the original agreement accept that Iran has honoured it’s side of the bargain. The European powers France, Germany and the UK all agree that Iran has kept to it’s word as do China and Russia. However, Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu of Israel has approached the other main signatory, the U.S.A.with a story that Iran has not held up it’s end of the bargain and had been secretly working to continue making a bomb. All the paper that’s been produced confirms the pre-agreement activity but nothing since. It’s in Israel’s interest to have the agreement cancelled and sanction put in place instead which keeps another nuclear power out of the Middle East.

The trouble with this picture is that Donald Trump, who has been saying he’s not going to renew the agreement has accepted Netanyahu’s word that Iran has broken it’s word and wants sanctions instead. He’s threatening to do this despite disagreement from his own people, the experts, and instead is accepting advice from recent appointees to his own cabinet who have no expertise in the matter and who have seen what happens to those who disagree with Trump.

It could be that Trump is just bluffing right up to the last minute….because he can…..and will end up agreeing to renew but it’s not looking that way right now. One very big problem with the scenario of him carrying on his present course is his intended meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who will see that any agreement made by the U.S.A. is not worth the paper it’s printed on and so would feel no obligation to uphold his end of any bargain made and he already has nuclear weapons. He’s already indicated threats to Japan or other American allies if further sanctions are brought to bear. He has allied himself with both China and to a lesser degree Russia. Food is shipped from China to help feed the North Korean people who have suffered badly under the U.S. sanctions. He won’t want more and nobody knows just what he’s capable of.

We appear to be on the brink of a possible World disaster with various players having nuclear weapons. All down to a President so jealous of his predecessor that he wants to wipe out everything he ever achieved. These are the actions of an overgrown child not a mature adult, as seen by the number of affairs he’s had outside his marriage(s). But his actions should not be allowed to put the world at risk of war again. He’s already done so much damage to the clean air and the rivers of America and another agreement made which he won’t agree to sign. The Paris Agreement. He has people in positions where their expertise is the antithesis of what the job entails. Pruitt in charge of the EPA when he’s a man that disagrees with global warming and the clean air act.                                       https://jilldennison.com/2018/05/03/pruitts-got-to-go/?c=44608#comment-44608

It’s time to ensure your senators and representatives know that  Trump can’t carry on being reckless and that the Iran Nuclear Agreement is renewed. It will also give the World a message that America sticks by it’s agreements. It will hopefully bring the world back from another stupid brink and ensure the safety of another generation.

Keep Hugging the World until friendship is assured.

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23 Responses to Destabilisation.

  1. jilldennison says:

    You, David, have stated this case so much more eloquently, more calmly, more intelligently than I could ever have done, for I am in a white-hot rage, a fury, over Trump’s ignorance and stance in this matter. With naught but a swipe of a pen, Donald Trump has made the world a far less safe place than it was a week ago, not only for the U.S., but for every person on the globe. Tonight, I am ashamed of this nation, for enough support this madman to allow him to continue his evil deeds. I am ashamed and in my heart, there is no longer a “United States of America”. As a citizen of this nation, I apologize to the rest of the world, to the human race, for our failed experiment. In one year, this madman has literally erased 230 years of (mostly) progress. No, I don’t think he will change his mind at the last minute, for I believe he is committed to others and cannot turn back, even if he would.

    Cwtch Mawr

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    • davidprosser says:

      If Trump is as stupid as his actions dictate then I’m sure all the leaders of the allied nations he’s just ignored will know it from the meetings they recently had with him. If he takes your country into war, allies will stand by you but the price may be that this monster is removed from office first. Not I’m sure that this would be any hardship for most of you. Though, IMHO, for this action alone I think he should be impeached. What he’s done is not in America’s interest.
      Cwtch Mawr.

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      • jilldennison says:

        You already know that I agree with you, as do the majority of the people in this nation. Sadly, our voices are ignored for the moment. I cannot predict what the outcome of this disastrous decision will be in the coming months, but I do hope that Trump is brought down, for he seems determined to destroy rather than to build, to destruct rather than construct. He is a madman who is steering this ship straight into an iceberg.
        Cwtch Mawr

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  2. jilldennison says:

    Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Yesterday, a madman made a very stupid decision, against all advice. Today, tomorrow, and for a very long time, the repercussions of that decision will be felt globally. Our friend David Prosser has written about this much more sensibly than I can at the moment, for I am engulfed in a fury that only allows me to rant and curse. Dear readers, dear friends, please take a moment to read David’s post and ponder on how the world just changed. Thank you David … I did not ask your permission, but am taking the liberty of assuming implied permission to re-blog.

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  3. acflory says:

    I’ve just been watching Trump’s antics on the news, but there was no mention of Israeli involvement. Given how cozy Trump has been with Netanyahu, however, your article makes so much sense. I just hope the other signatories to the agreement give Trump the cold shoulder. 😦

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    • davidprosser says:

      Netanyahu brought the papers showing the secret work to get enough material for a bomb. He’s used it to say this is current but all the allies know this is from before the agreement. Israel wants Iran taken care of for it’s own reasons. Trump just need to be able to say he’s acted in a decisive way given the proof he’s seen whilst ignoring the advice of his own experts. He needs removing from the job.
      Hugs

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  4. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Per my dear friend Filosofa … “Yesterday, a madman made a very stupid decision, against all advice. Today, tomorrow, and for a very long time, the repercussions of that decision will be felt globally. Our friend David Prosser has written about this much more sensibly than I can at the moment, for I am engulfed in a fury that only allows me to rant and curse. ”
    Me too, dear friend, me too!!

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  5. davidprosser says:

    It is a very dangerous world but only because there are plenty of people who make money from destabilisation. Most people of the world get on with each other and we need much more of that but we have to first stop the arms dealers seeking their vulgar profits in death and stop the theft of a countries assets by another country in the name of friendship. My country and most Europeans have been guilty of this in the past but the battle for the control of oil doesn’t really make things better for the country where the oil is from, but only for the country that controls it. The world needs true peace, tolerance and understanding.
    Namaste.

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  6. kertsen says:

    I wonder what is the new deal that Donald seeks with Iran? or perhaps he has no new deal in mind and is bluffing. I question the whole concept of sanctions , they seem to me to be an attempt to force another country to obey your rules and regulations . Eventually nuclear knowledge will spread like all other knowledge . Modern coventional weaponry is world wide .

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    • davidprosser says:

      I’m honestly not sure that Trump has a new deal. Sanctions do work but there haven’t needed to be sanctions in Iran since the original agreement was signed. I think this is more Netanyahu’s doing since he wants Iran destabilised for Israel’s benefit. Sanctions don’t seem to have worked with North Korea since they went ahead and built a nuclear capability anyway. He allowed his people to starve rather than bow to the demands America made. You’re quite right that nuclear knowledge will spread. Hopefully though not everyone will be able to get the materials to build a bomb. Hopefully we can find a way to neutralise them all before someone tries to use one.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  7. Keith says:

    David, great post. The world is a riskier place today than yesterday because of Trump’s decision. But, as you note, we have ignored the requests of our allies. The question to ask of Trump, if the deal is so horrible, why did seven countries sign it? Yes, it is imperfect, all deals are, so work to make it better.

    What I have witnessed from this man, if others did something, they did result is horrible. He does this to build his own ego as if it is a savior complex. Yet, what I have seen is very flawed decisions not unlike his business dealings. Here is a man who had six bankruptcies and also decided to create a mortgage company in the middle of a Housing recession – not very wise but especially for a real estate tycoon – it failed. Keith

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    • davidprosser says:

      Many thanks for your kindness Keith. I agree entirely with what you say. There was less of a problem in going with the agreement the allies reached than breaking the agreement up as he has done. Apart from anything else it indicates any agreement made by the U.S. id not worth the paper it’s printed on since Trump’s mind can so easily be changed. He may have a saviour complex but he should know by now that his own judgement is faulty. In making decisions like this he puts the country at risk and it’s quite likely that his tax plan may already have done this. Another bankruptcy? I don’t know how long the US can survive his decision making because so far all his cabinet appointments like Scott Pruitt have proved counter to the best interests of his Country. In my eyes he’s already committing treason.
      Your points are all valid Keith.
      Hugs

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      • Keith says:

        Thanks David. Trump would never admit what financial reporters have noted for years – he is a terrific merchandiser, but no one would accuse him of being a good manager. His preference for chaos and loyalty are at odds with boring competence. Keith

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  8. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    It’s all been said above, so I’ll just add
    With the people of Israel trapped in the thrall of a myopic and possible corrupt minority govt led by that most dangerous of folk an astute and clever egotist, and what does Trump do….
    As the saying goes…
    ‘It figures’

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    • davidprosser says:

      I don’t suppose it helped that he was funded to the tune of 25 million dollars by one f the richest Oligarchs in the world who supports Israel, who then gave Trump a further 5 million to hold his (Bigger than anyone’s) inauguration . Trump is bought and paid for.
      Hugs

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      • Woebegone but Hopeful says:

        I believe it is his main ‘language’.
        Probably things the ‘Money’ song from Cabaret is a serious bit of opera.

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  9. Tina Frisco says:

    I pray the damage he’s causing is not irreparable. November can’t come soon enough ❤️

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