Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An early April Fool’s Day?

Tomorrow is April 1, 2015. In America, April 1st is always April Fool’s Day. Traditionally, it’s a day of hoaxes and jokes.

Will America’s media pull a hoax tomorrow on the American people? Will the media print stories of a ‘successful’ US-Iran nuclear deal—and then on April 2 declare that those headlines were just a hoax?

Or, alternatively, perhaps America’s media will play a joke on America. Perhaps the media will print ‘Iran Agrees to Deal with US’—then leave everyone to figure out for himself that the headline was a just a joke.

Perhaps America will move up April Fool’s Day to today, March 31. Then they’ll cry, April Fool’s!
Hope you like jokes about nuclear bombs in the hands of people who want Israel wiped off the map.

Remember, now, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on March 3, 2015 (in a highly-publicized speech) that the planned US deal with Iran would virtually guarantee that Iran got  nuclear weapons. Surely, you also remember that Obama immediately dismissed Netanyahu’s comments. He defended himself. He said, “What I can guarantee [emphasis mine] is that if it’s a deal I’ve signed off on, I will be able to prove [emphasis mine] that it is the best way for us to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon” (Charlie Spierling, “Obama reacts to Netanyahu Speech ‘As Far As I Could Tell, There Was Nothing New’”, Breitbart, March 3, 2015).

That statement sure sounds strong. It sure sounds decisive.

It sounds like a guarantee—with proof.

Remember also that, after Netanyahu’s speech, Democrats and loyal Administration media outlets hacked at Netanyahu as if he were some kind of selfish, arrogant fiend. He was vilified by some, dismissed by some—and sneered at by many.

Lucky for you, you’ll find out soon who was the arrogant one, who the truth-teller. Unfortunately, it’ll be April Fool’s Day when most of you do find out.

There’s another possible joke here. The deal the US has been so hungry for won’t be a deal (Elise Labott and Ben Brumfield, “Iran nuclear talks: 'Tricky issues' remain, Kerry says”, CNN, March 31, 2015). All that demonization of and outrage at Netanyahu was for nothing: Netanyahu was right all along.

Maybe the April Fool’s Day joke will be, ‘we’ll get the deal in June!’

Who’s the Fool in all of this?

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