"from the February 18, 2009 edition of Geostrategy Direct (subscribers only):It looks like pretty straight forward appeasement. I don't know quit what to say. 3yrs 48wks to go? He is not just week on foreign policy he is insane. May be he is doing it just to threaten to reinstate them? Many of us knew Obama was a massive mistake. Nukes all over the middle East. Great!? that will work. The next President( if there is one) has going to have no room to do anything constructive.
But "Change" is taking place, Barak has intimated, originating not in the Mideast but in Washington, D.C. in the form of a U.S. reconciliation with Iran.
Such a process could result in U.S. acceptance of Teheran's nuclear weapons program and the downplaying of its threats against Israel.
Just as Barack Obama entered office facing a massive economic crisis beyond the scope of his experience, likewise the new Israeli leader will have to make or delay making difficult strategic decisions from the minute he or she enters office.
Barak has already signaled what the new government can expect, officials here said.
The United States has abandoned its policy of sanctioning companies that aid Iran's nuclear and missile program, they said.
The officials said the new Obama administration of has decided to end sanctions against Iranian government agencies or companies that aid Teheran's missile and nuclear program. The officials said Israel has been informed of the new U.S. policy."(cont.)
"Similarly, Obama has decided on a new U.S. ambassador to Syria and is expected to lift sanctions against a nation charged with aiding Al Qaida in Iraq and secretly building a nuclear reactor with North Korean assistance.
Diplomatic sources said Obama, in consultation with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has asked Frederic Hof to become the first U.S. ambassador to Damascus since 2005. The sources said Hof, a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, agreed to take the post.
The sources said the Obama administration was expected to suspend U.S. sanctions on Syria's military and energy programs.
They said Hof would be authorized to facilitate an expansion of U.S. relations with Syria, which deteriorated under President George Bush."(cont.)
"The sources said Obama sent emissaries to Syria in September 2008 and pledged that if elected he would reconcile with the regime of President Bashar Assad. After his election victory, they said, Obama sent another message that promised to appoint an ambassador within the first weeks of his administration."
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Obama Dropping Sanctions on Iran, That's Going to Work
Gateway Pundit Is the source on this one. All the other reports seem to be coming from the same place.