“On the issue of Ukraine, Europe and America have pushed Russia into the arms of China, Iran, and Assad!” declared Dr. Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies: “And the Ukraine people just don’t get it in their patriotic quest to join the EU and bring NATO into Ukraine!”
“President George W Bush upset the regional balance of power by invading Iraq and deposing Saddam Hussein!” claimed former Chairman Jay Rockefeller of the U.S.
Senate Intelligence Committee: “So now you have Iran dominating the region.”
“When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait he promised King Hussein of Jordan the Saudi crown! Iran then would be isolated!” claimed a member of the forum audience.
“I will not allow Israeli warplanes to cross the Arabian Gulf and attack Iran!” stated President Obama: “Our aircraft carriers are there to keep the peace!”
“Israel was never at war with Iran and we don’t want them to attack and start a regional war!” the Saudi Ambassador told Professor Ben-Meir at a NYU Forum. Recently Ben-Meir claimed “Netanyahu has no vision where Israel will be ten years from now!”
Prose: “Nothing is certain except that nothing is certain. And of this I am certain!”
I reached President Obama on his private Blackberry and asked for a scoop on Iran
I reached President Obama on his private Blackberry and asked for a scoop on Iran: “We don’t have a Treaty, don’t have an Agreement, and we sort-of have an Understanding on our way to the June 30 final Solution! Recall that John Kennedy similarly had an Understanding to remove Jupiter missiles from Turkey during the Cuban missile crisis. So now you can say we had a success for now!”
“The Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) policy worked during the Cold War and Iran would be MAD to attack Israel since Israel could destroy Iran. So Netanyahu should not worry and be so hysterical!”
He put John Kerry on his Blackberry: “I speak fluent French and German which makes me a natural international negotiator. I’ve rented a hotel suite in Switzerland and may stay after we reach a final solution. It’s pleasant and reminds me of the Austrian Alps where my grandfather was born!”
Obama took back his phone: “I’m visiting Kenya in July to reconnect with my roots and those of my father. He would be proud of me!” I warned him about those who still believe he was born there.
“I hope me and my family being Christians won’t be targets of Somalian terrorists who use religion to stir up a civil war!” he mused.
“I will be active after leaving office and may become Secretary-General of the United Nations.” he confided: “But first I’d have to reclaim my Indonesian citizenship where I grew up. I speak the language fluently.”
He hung up suddenly and my return call was blocked. I wanted to wish him a Happy Easter. Instead I said to myself: “Tall tales can be short.”