Obama has always been more eager to buddy up to our enemies rather than our allies. The nuclear talks with Iran, and complete disrespect for Israel’s prime minister is a perfect example of that. I often find my self wondering, is our president this naive, or does he really just hate this country and want to punish us.
After what Iran’s supreme leaderÂ Ali Khamenei said Saturday, it makes me think it might be the latter.
The Times of Israel reported:
Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, â€œDeath to America,â€ the ayatollah responded: â€œOf course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.
â€œThey insist on putting pressure on our dear peopleâ€™s economy,â€ he said, referring to economic sanctions aimed at halting Iranâ€™s nuclear program. â€œWhat is their goal? Their goal is to put the people against the system,â€ he said. â€œThe politics of America is to create insecurity,â€ he added, referring both to US pressure on Iran and elsewhere in the region.
That is quite a difference than whatÂ Iranian President Hassan Rohani said. Â Rohani insists that â€œachieving a deal is possibleâ€ by the March 31. Ali Khamenei, however, has the last word on all matters of state.
Secretary of State John Kerry seems just as optimistic. In an interviewÂ after six days of negotiations in the Swiss city of Lausanne, Kerry claimed theÂ talks made â€œsubstantial progress,â€ but says â€œimportant gaps remain.
Would one of those “important gaps” have anything to do with theÂ Ayatollah agreeing that every American should be killed? Â I would think that maybe we should take something like that into consideration before negotiating, but that’s just a thought.