By Michael Ware – BarbWire guest contributor
We all as children enjoyed the Lewis Carroll tale of Alice in Wonderland. We loved the talking animals which made no real sense. Everyone loves the Cheshire Cat and his circular logic. Yet it is not half as fun when the Cat is played by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. He would have us to believe that up is down.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program have made “genuine progress” and it was time to make “hard decisions” to reach a framework accord.
“We are not rushing … but we recognize that fundamental decisions have to be made now and they don’t get any easier as time goes by,” Kerry said.
Kerry has not mentioned the things that the Iranians need to do to come closer to a resolution. Did you catch that? It was not, “We know that a lot needs to be done and we hope that Iran will make the hard decisions.” John Kerry’s comments were not directed at the Iranians but at congress and the other members of the negotiations. Members such as France.
I have always been a little suspect of the French. The reason is that in the ’80s they would have sold the gun a robber would need to hold up their mother. Most weapon technology the Iraqis developed had French influence. And the French were ignoring sanctions on Iraq just before Gulf War I. But, now that things have gone sideways with their Muslim population, they seem to be changing their policies.
Reuters reported elsewhere
France’s foreign minister (Laurent Fabius) said on Saturday that his country wanted an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program that was sufficiently robust to guarantee that Tehran could not acquire an atomic bomb.
Though the French have drunk the pluralistic Kool-Aid, it seems they are waking from the fog of foolish dreaming. Kerry and his leftist humanistic buddies have a false view of man. You see when you think that all men are at the heart good, then you have to invent another reason for their wicked deeds. For the humanist, it is the idea that men rape, murder, steal, and wage war on their neighbors because of two reasons. They are either uneducated or are controlled by the feeling jealousy.
But this is not what the Bible teaches us on this matter. Men rape, murder, steal, and wage war on their neighbors because they enjoy those activities. Their wicked heart delights in those things and I can prove to you that you suffer from the same malady, even if it is to a lesser extent. What is your favorite movie and TV show? Is it not the ones with the most violence?
As well the Bible testifies against man. Genesis 6:5
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it seems that if Kerry will not have the region and the world’s best interest in mind maybe Fabius will. He said further toady.
“This accord must be robust. Why? Because we have to protect ourselves from the eventuality of an Iranian atomic bomb,” Fabius added on Saturday.
“But also if the accord is not sufficiently solid then regional countries would say it’s not serious enough, so we are also going to get the nuclear weapon, and that would lead to an extremely dangerous nuclear proliferation.”
Well while Kerry tries his hand at making all the world equal, hopefully France will stand strong. If not, we might be faced with a world where the leader in terrorism has the bomb. God help us.
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