Posts Tagged ‘Treaty’

Iran Deal

Posted by Troy on 21st July 2015 in Current Events, Political

Are we crazy?

I think we are crazy.  Our Founding Fathers told us not to get involved with other countries’ problems.  This changed with Woodrow Wilson, and was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.  What followed what a series of escalating foreign involvement that we never should have gotten involved in. War World II was the last war we really had any business fighting.  Political involvement has lead to the Korean War, the Vietnam War, our meddling in Iran in 1953, our setting up Sadam in Iraq, our toppling Sadam in Iraq, the evolution of ISIS, the toppling of various dictators and supplanting of Muslim extremists in several countries, and etc etc etc.  Query: when has our meddling ever ended in OUR favor?

For the record, I am against the UN.  What sense does it make to be a part of a group that allows enemy countries to have a say?  Then for us to fund said group?  And to give up control of our military to said group?  And to defer the Constitution to the will of said group?  I would vote for ANYONE that said “**** the UN.  We quit.”

I believe we have been sold this deal because Russia and China have said, “Sign up, or else.”  China’s economy is is the toilet right now.  Cheap oil might bring them around.  Russia’s economy is in the toilet right now; they want to sell arms to the Iranians.  Britain and France also would benefit from cheaper oil.  In all cases, none of of these countries are dealing with a country that espouses “Death to” their country.

Iran is like Russia or China.  They will break any deal.  They will agree to whatever terms that benefits them, and then they will ignore the treaty as soon as it suits them.  We gain NOTHING in this deal.  There is no benefit for America.  There is benefit to Iran and to other countries that want more oil.  That’s it.  And that’s all well and good, if we felt like Iran can be trusted, but right now, Iran is saying that they are not going to honor the treaty with America.  Bleep, so why sign?  Are we crazy?  We must be.

The funnest part is that after 15 years, Iran has the green light, under this treaty, to make nuclear weapons.  However, Iran has told us that “We’re not gonna do that.”  Oh, well, at least we have that.  It’s not even in writing or anything, but their assurance means the world to us.

This thing is going to end badly.  Look for Iran to have nuclear weapons in 15 years (maybe sooner since I’m sure that they will not abide by the treaty anyway).  The Saudis will also have nukes.  They will have to.  It’s just like India and Pakistan.  When you’re mortal enemy has nukes, you gotta have nukes too.  Heaven forbid that ISIS manages to take over these places.  Iran is also a large sponsor of terror.  Letting them make nuclear material just begs for dirty bombs too.

I don’t know what the answer is.  We messed up as soon as we decided to the policemen of the world.  It’s too vast a job.  All we’ve done is expended resources needlessly and generate hate for our own country.  We should have just minded our own business and maintained our strength and said, “If you wanna blow yourselves up, fine, but don’t come over here.  We will kick your @$$.”

That’s why I’m voting for Rand Paul in the primary.  Isolationism rules.

Long Live the Constitution!

LOST – Law Of the Sea Treaty

Posted by Troy on 26th May 2012 in Current Events, Political

In an effort to protect the oceans, the UN is trying to sell us on a new treaty.  Here are some highlights of the treaty:

It would make the security of the oceans the business of a multi-national organization.  This is fine except for the fact that this could undermine our national interests and multi-national organizations tend to suck at everything they do.  If our Navy believes the security of the seas calls for a boat to be blown out of the water, that is what they should do.

It grants a 200 mile exclusive use zone around each country as opposed to the 12 mile one we have now.  This could hamper our Navy as well as our commercial companies and intelligence gathering.

We will be on the hook to give a share (about half) of our offshore oil royalties past this 200 mile area to third world countries.  This would amount to billions of dollars (possibly trillions).  Why should we do this?  What country in history elects to arbitrarily give up half of their income and give it to other countries?  Especially when they are the strongest country?  I could understand if we were paying a tribute to avoid total destruction, but this is moronic!  And let’s be honest.  The money we give to third-world countries tends to go to dictators and warlords, not to the really poor.  To add insult to injury, we also have to give our technology to our competition!

This organization would have the power over all things that could pollute the oceans.  Of course, anything which is airborne (such as power plant emissions) would fall under this definition.  This could give this organization the power to decide how much and what kind of energy we produce.  Meanwhile, our main competitor will continue to destroy the environment as much as they choose.  Here is the thing, we may use more energy than anyone else, but we do it as cleanly as economically possible.  Let’s hold China and India and other countries accountable.  Once their standards are in line, we will work on improving ours.  It’s insane to slit our own throats.  Even if you buy into the premise of man-made global warming, we, acting alone, won’t matter.  It is also nonsense to believe that other countries will fall in line if we but set a good example.  We already set a good example, and they are polluting anyway.  Why?  Because doing so makes them a greater profit and gives them an edge over us.

There is no reason to ratify LOST.  It will accomplish nothing that we couldn’t do on our own.  I’ve never heard of a country so determined to enslave themselves to weaker countries.  Contact your Senators and demand that they vote against this.  They are going to vote on it after the election as supporters of the treaty knows that everyone would hate it.

Long Live the Constitution!