President Obama has apparently written a secret letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei begging him for assistance against ISIS. In exchange for this assistance, the Obama Administration would go easy on Iran in any nuclear deal. The deadline for such a deal has been set for November 24th.
This is, of course, a fool’s errand. Why would Iran help us against ISIS anymore than they’ve helped us against al Qaeda? Yes, Iran is Shiite and al Qaeda and ISIS are both Sunni. But it hasn’t stopped Iran from harboring bin Laden’s inner circle for years. A Treasury Department report from February of this year indicated that senior figures in the Iranian government and in the Revolutionary Guard having been backing al Qaeda in Syria.
So if Iran is prepared to help al Qaeda then why wouldn’t it help ISIS even if they were to pledge to help us?
Meanwhile, Israel and the Gulf Arab states were caught unaware of Obama’s letter although I’m sure no one there is surprised with Obama’s infinite capacity for foolishness.
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