This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Watch My Other Hand


HM said we never say Obama does something right. Well he did today, not from my point of view but from his point of view. It was clever. Working together with the Iranians, he managed to get the timing of the prisoner release, the front page story. Everyone was so pleased that it totally muted the big story.  That was the dropping of the sanctions (which may have been illegal) and the return of billions of dollars to Iran. Give him credit for being crafty.

19 comments:

Sarkazein said...

Obama is now funding Hezbolla and Hamas.

Sarkazein said...

Happy's proud moment

Obama assumes his negotiating POSITION

Hieronymus Anonymous said...

My theory is the capture and release of the boats and sailors was a staged event to coincide with the SOTU speech and the lifting of US sanctions.

Democrats are nothing if not duplicitous.

Sarkazein said...

HieronymusAnonymous- It is odd that a few Boston Whaler skiffs could defeat those two advanced heavily armed fast boats.
Perhaps the crew was under orders to ignore the military code. At least Kerry's mentor didn't pose for pictures while seated behind one of the Iranian skiff's machine guns.

Will said...

Not sure how "Fast" since they had run out of fuel. Oh I know, that's just part of the plot for the staging.

Wolf's Head said...

"Not sure how "Fast" since they had run out of fuel. Oh I know, that's just part of the plot for the staging." will

They were not out of fuel. They were enroute to refuel. As usual your lefty narrative is full of s**t.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/19/centcom-sim-cards-removed-from-two-satellite-phones-before-iran-returned-two-u-s-navy-boats/

Now if you think this article is full of it then PROVE IT.

Happily Married said...

Wolf's Head,

I am not sure what you think the difference is between having mechanical problems and running out of fuel in this context - either way, the boat wasnt very fast. Either way, the boats were not in a position to run. Either way, the crew must have realized they were in Iranian waters. Either way, they did the most appropriate thing given the US soldiers are the ones that screwed up by violating their waters. Either way, they chose not to escalate matters given their screw up. Either way, it is only thanks to the diplomacy of this administration that they were returned in less than 24 hours. I cannot help but wonder what anyone here thinks should have happened instead. Should we have caused an international incident by shooting up a bunch of Iranian boats, while being fully aware that one of our boats was mechanically disabled? Should the functioning boat have made a run for it and abandoned the other boat (who thinks THAT boat would have been returned) or better yet simply abandoned their sailor buddies to fend for themselves? Once again, the absolute best possible outcome from a US screw up is what occurred. And once again no one here has the balls to admit it.

Sarkazein said...

Happy- This is what Iranians/your equals TODAY do to homosexuals CLICK HERE as do many of your Muslim States.

Sarkazein said...

Obama is funding the public hangings of homosexuals.

Sarkazein said...

But, It's their money.... fool!

Blogger said...

HM Where the boats are concerned, you never ask yourself what would happen if they had drifted into British waters, or French etc? I guess that is because you have already assumed that Iran is an enemy nation at war with us.

Anonymous said...

You support public hanging of homosexuals, especially Muslim homosexuals.

Happily Married said...

Sark,

In this country blacks and gays have been hung and the government has looked the other way. It was still taking place just 50 years ago. Yes, it is abysmanl and a human rights atrocity. Yes, we have had many of those in our history as well. As a country we are still learning. Can you believe that gays did not have a right to be married under federal law until 1 year ago! We have been slowly evolving and the middle Eastern culture should have the opportunity to slowly evolve. Lets teach them - not hate them. Lets show them the benefits of being civilized - carpet bombing them is not showing them this. It is in this way that we are all equal. It is in this way that our intrusions into the Middle east have encouraged groups like Al Queda and ISIS. We have provided the worst kind of example - all in the name of "our values". How messed up is that?

Happily Married said...

Blogger,

I did not assume anything. Every country would be different and would have to be approached differently. Our soldiers knew that violating Iranian waters would not be simply dismissed - but not because we are at war with them. We just have not, until now, had diplomatic relations that would have made it no big deal.

Cracker John said...

"In this country blacks and gays have been hung and the government has looked the other way. " hm

That's Democrats for ya'.

Sarkazein said...

Just you'll know, HAPPY- "hanged" is when someone was executed- hung, not so much... thank goodness.

Sarkazein said...

E.g.- The Iranian State hanged 24 gay men today on a new, more modern gallows, built with money from Obama. A new record for the "we don't have any gays in Iran" program.

Sarkazein said...

JNS.org – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted that “some” of the roughly $150 billion in sanctions relief coming Iran’s way in the newly implemented nuclear deal will likely fund terrorism.

Kerry goes on in the article to openly display his ignorance or his dishonesty or both. He says so far, they can't track any of the Obama funding to terrorism.

Reader said...

"Kerry also asserted that “if we catch them (the Iranians) funding terrorism, they’re going to have a problem in the U.S. Congress and other people, obviously.”

The Iranians are laughing as they pick up their new weapons. What ignorant idiots we have running this country...just plain ignorant.