United States Withdraws from Iran Deal 9 replies

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Serio VIP Member

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#1 3 months ago

Everyone saw it coming, but everyone also hoped the US wouldn't so bloody ignorant. But here we are - the President has officially stated that the US will withdraw. With the deadline nearing(May 13, I think?), there's no space for renegotiation.


For the geopolitical climate, this could be really bad. It's feared that since this may allow Iran to now commence their nuclear program, it may start a nuclear race in the region. Of course, its neighbours will want to stop that from happening so they may invade pre-emptively, which means we could also witness a flaring up of violence.


Domestically, the deal was popular and a victory for the more western-friendly politicians such as President Rouhani. This could cause Rouhani's support to dwindle, while the anti-west, islamic Ali Khamenei could see a surge in popularity. Which is... Well, hardly a good thing for anyone.


I suppose one hope is that the rest of the world will join around Iran and make sure the deal remains intact, even if the US has decided to break away. 




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#2 3 months ago

I am persistently astonished by Drumpf's completely random idiocy.


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#3 3 months ago

Deep down I have a sinking feeling Trump looks at his previous actions and thinks, "Hah, you call THAT stupid?!"


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#4 3 months ago

Cornell University has discovered that knowing you are good at something requires exactly the same skills to be good at the thing in the first place.


The reverse is true as well. If you are absolutely no good at all, you lack the very skills to KNOW you are no good. In the case of Trump, he lacks the intelligence needed to know he is an idiot.


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#5 3 months ago
Posted by Lindale

Cornell University has discovered that knowing you are good at something requires exactly the same skills to be good at the thing in the first place.


The reverse is true as well. If you are absolutely no good at all, you lack the very skills to KNOW you are no good. In the case of Trump, he lacks the intelligence needed to know he is an idiot.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect. Incompetent individuals overestimate their own abilities, just as competent individuals sometimes underestimate theirs.


In this case, I think it's more a case of Trump being a narcissist. They're usually incapable of admitting fault or seeing anything wrong with their actions.


Speaking of which, behold! Oil prices are now the highest they've been in four years. Shit's only going to get worse.




Lindale Forum Mod

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#6 3 months ago

So, maybe time to start taking a cab or a bus.


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#7 3 months ago

If the oil prices keep rising, those will eventually increase in price as well.




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#8 3 months ago

Can't say I'm surprised.


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#9 3 months ago

Well, not surprising that Trump went for the worst option. This time he may have really screwed things up though. With his nutcase hardliners, the conflict in Yemen and the way Israel has been bombing stuff in Syria this may get ugly rather quickly.


As Serio said, it looks like it will be a big plus for the extremists in Iran too. New sanctions will also cause a lot of trouble with European countries, especially Germany, that invested after the last sanctions were lifted. The value of contracts is in the 10s (maybe 100s) of billions. Trump expects Europe to play along or to ban companies that violate his sancitons from the US market, so this kind of works with his trade-war amibitions.

All that being said, there is a bit of truth in the nuclear deal being problematic. Iran continues to develop missiles that aren't really very useful unless you put some nukes on top. They continue to have the infrastrcuture and knowledge to enrich uranium pretty quickly, without there being a good reason for that except to kick-start a nuclear program if necessary. Iran has also been very busy establishing a foothold in Syria, which is bad news for Israel.


Still, I don't know what Trump or his advisors really expect to come from this. Eventually someone will call their bluff and then they can either risk an invasion without popular support but a lot of expected casualties or an extensive bombing campaign, that would likely result in an endless string of terror attacks on US targets and global oil supply.





Lindale Forum Mod

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#10 3 months ago

Seeing as how America is the world's vigilante, America needs to be brought down a peg or two. America has this mindset of they are free to attack anyone they please, but Sithis forbid anyone should attack America. That is the largest double standard if I ever heard one.


As for Trump himself, how long until the Liberals get their wish of impeaching Trump? After all, Liberals have been getting everything they demanded over the past few years.


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