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  1. #1 Merkel Teams Up with Putin to Save Iran Deal 
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    Uh, wasn't Trump "Putin's puppet"? Wait....I'm so confused....

    Merkel Teams Up with Putin to Save Iran Deal
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    ays after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal, Germany has joined hands with its arch-rival Russia in order to rescue the troubled agreement. As part of a diplomatic campaign to rally support for the agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel dispatched Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to Moscow on Tuesday.

    “Iran deal crisis triggers rare show of unity between Moscow and Berlin,” commented Germany’s state-run DW News. “Both Germany and Russia believe the deal should remain in force,” the broadcaster added.

    Merkel’s government has come under increased pressure from German corporations that are set to lose billions when the U.S. sanctions snap back following President Trump’s pull out from the Iran deal. German companies like Daimler, Siemens, and Airbus have been among the leading beneficiaries of the open Iranian market in the wake of the 2015 agreement.

    Germany could refuse to join the U.S. in tightening sanctions against Iran, but then those German companies that decide to keep their operations in the country could lose access in the U.S. market.

    German weekly Der Speigel covered German Foreign Minister’s visit to Moscow:

    Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov affirmed their commitment to the Iran deal. “It is important for all countries that want to uphold the deal to talk to each other,” Lavrov said during Foreign Minister Maas’s maiden visit to Moscow.

    Maas stressed that it was vital that Iran upheld its obligation under the agreement. Russia could use its influence over the government in Tehran in this regard. [Translation by the author]...
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    And when, not if, an Iranian supplied nuke goes off in a city, the blood of those killed and injured will be on the hands of those who think you can reason with madmen. It didn't work in 1938 and it won't work here.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

    It looks to me the leaders of Europe have forgotten the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    And when, not if, an Iranian supplied nuke goes off in a city, the blood of those killed and injured will be on the hands of those who think you can reason with madmen. It didn't work in 1938 and it won't work here.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

    It looks to me the leaders of Europe have forgotten the past.
    One wonders how criminal the deal actually is--and who made big money out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    One wonders how criminal the deal actually is--and who made big money out of it.
    Well we might find out thanks to the madmen in Iran. They've said that, if the sanctions are reinstated, they'll release the names of who got paid to make this deal and how much they got for doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Well we might find out thanks to the madmen in Iran. They've said that, if the sanctions are reinstated, they'll release the names of who got paid to make this deal and how much they got for doing so.
    Just let me know when to buy the popcorn. This could get good!
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    But how can this be, all my Lib friends on FB assure me that Trump is working for Putin in terminating the agreement?

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    Sounds like collusion if you ask me.
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    Iran will respectfully ask President Trump to renegotiate a new 'deal' within a year. It's inevitable. He's put them on the road to bankruptcy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    Iran will respectfully ask President Trump to renegotiate a new 'deal' within a year. It's inevitable. He's put them on the road to bankruptcy.

    And we're on the road to $4 a gallon gas again. It's gone up 30 cents since Trump backed out of the agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    And we're on the road to $4 a gallon gas again. It's gone up 30 cents since Trump backed out of the agreement.
    Ouch!... 'backed-out'... I drove to Elkhart, Indiana last weekend and the prices ranged from 2.59 to 2.99.

    It's only $70.70 per barrel. That's less than a buck cheaper than it was when the pullout was announced... $71.50 or so.

    70% of that is figured-into the price-at-the-pump. Who knows what the rest is about. It isn't Iran. Mothers Day probably played a bigger part.
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