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Iranian Lawmakers Say Obama Proposed Talks

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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Iranian Lawmakers Say Obama Proposed Talks


www.cbsnews.com

U.S. President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Tehran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a conservative Iranian lawmaker was quoted as saying Wednesday.

The White House would not confirm the letter Wednesday. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor pointed to earlier comments from the Obama administration that noted the U.S. had a number of ways to communicate its views...
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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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Iran is sticking to their guns, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is on-board in the decision to close the strait if sanctions are placed on oil exports.


Closing the strait would have immense world economic impact. Iran is OPEC's second largest oil producer, and oil exports account for 80 percent of Iran's foreign currency income. To Tehran, an oil embargo would be tantamount to a declaration of war that could provoke the Iranian leadership to block the Hormuz strait. - CBS News


I don't think this is fizzling out like people hoped it would...

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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This isn't something thats just going to go away. Too many toes have been stepped on, too many threats have been issued and too many tempers are flaring. There will be war, its just a matter of time. Sooner or later someone is going to snap and when it happens it will not be pretty. When civil diplomacy fails, cowboy dimplomacy takes over.
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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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US sends a aircraft carrier to Persian golf and Obama sends letters.

Just to complete last puzzle of hypocrisy.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom
US sends a aircraft carrier to Persian golf and Obama sends letters.

Just to complete last puzzle of hypocrisy.


Maybe the navy is going to personally deliver the letter, taped to a giant artillary round.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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We want talks before weapons RIGHT!!!!?



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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Just like they had talks with Saddam before they invaded Iraq.

The talks only serve the purpose of giving the Americans the opportunity to portray the illusion that they attempted to resolve the conflict with diplomacy.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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What would be the problem if this is confirmed and Obama is indeed looking to talk?

A good leader explores every option before using his 'last option'.

If anything it shows more strength than weakness on Obama's part.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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If Obama did send this message in an attempt to go eyeball-to-eyeball with the Iranians and try to avert a major confrontation... it took some stones. The political backlash could be disastrous, especially in an election year, and more especially of such contact failed to bring a positive result.

If this is true, he could be seen taking the high ground to give peace a chance where only war now looks possible. I do not care for Mr. Obama as president... i am not even sure he is a US citizen. But I will give credit where it is due, if it is due.

Will be keeping an eye out on this subject. Thanks for sharing!



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by peck420
What would be the problem if this is confirmed and Obama is indeed looking to talk?

A good leader explores every option before using his 'last option'.

If anything it shows more strength than weakness on Obama's part.


The. U.S has supported israel in just about every crime the commited against iran since israels inception in 1948. The U.S has sanctioned iran for israel this whole time,tied their hands to their back and made them watch as their land got taken. None of this has ever stopped and is still going on to this very day. There is a considerable force of aircraft carriers ,destroyers and submarines on their way and already in the strait.


Would you take anything like a letter from a president of a country that has a track record of bombing other countries based on false reports serious if you were on the iranian side?




What is in this letter? My spidey senses tell met that if the content in there were so openly about peace and truly provoking peace talks it would have been all over the media. If on the other hand contained in this letter are diplomatically blanketed strong worded provoking words then, there would indeed be enough reason to send it to the iranians in secret. Which is what is done.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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I don't think he would risk a war at this time, and most of all because it is campaign season for his re-election. Why throw a war into the mix to go along with a shaky economy, poor job performance, and waning popularity? This letter could be legit or not? The White House is not commenting on it at the moment. Iran can say whatever it wants, and they do. The burden of proof seems to be on the part of their opposition. Therefore, they could flood the crisis with propaganda and false-hoods to make their opposition look weak, confused, or like bullies. By all accounts, this strategy has worked like a charm. They have kept a war from their shores for over a decade at least, and have gained quite a bit of sympathy along the way as well.

War is not going to happen this year, because President Obama would be putting himself in a position of too many political unknowns. Besides, all bases seem to be covered. A more robust set of sanctions are ready to be imposed, Israel has the support they have been looking for with an increase in military cooperation with the US in recent weeks, and a line in the sand has been drawn regarding an Iranian closure of the Straight of Hormuz.

As far as I see it, the current situation is a win win for everyone. The President has reiterated the US position regarding this matter and has alleviated some of the concerns of their ally, Israel. Israel seems to have finally got the backing and cooperation of the US in the event this situation reaches the point of no return. Iran has more time to do whatever it wants regarding their nuclear program, to go along with a new platform to test the resolve of their big partners Russia and China, and they have more opportunities to bolster their position in the arena of public opinion. At the moment, it looks like this year will be another one fraught with more cat and mouse games, saber rattling, and politicians and military people sitting on their hands.
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