Greece and the EU/IMF, as well as the Iran/US deal, have come to fruition and both come with serious problems, some inherent to the deal itself and the other due to douchebags within the government. Take a wild stab at which is which?
If you said the douchebags at home were going to sabotage it, you've been paying attention to world history. If you said the Greek deal was a terrible plan that in no way was going to work, you understand that this rise of the world fascist state is coming here and abroad. Both plans appear to be failures for very different reasons.
Let's start with the US/Iran nuke deal. Here is the gist of it below from AP news:
After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions — an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world.
The accord will keep Iran from producing enough material for a nuclear weapon for at least 10 years and impose new provisions for inspections of Iranian facilities, including military sites. And it marks a dramatic break from decades of animosity between the United States and Iran, countries that alternatively call each other the "leading state sponsor of terrorism" and the "the Great Satan."
Diplomats said Iran agreed to the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on the country for up to five more years, though it could end earlier if the International Atomic Energy Agency definitively clears Iran of any current work on nuclear weapons. A similar condition was put on U.N. restrictions on the transfer of ballistic missile technology to Tehran, which could last for up to eight more years.
Washington had sought to maintain the ban on Iran importing and exporting weapons, concerned that an Islamic Republic flush with cash from the nuclear deal would expand its military assistance for Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, Yemen's Houthi rebels, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and other forces opposing America's Mideast allies such as Saudi Arabia and Israel.
A lot of this is similar to the North Korean framework that unraveled very soon after it was implemented, mostly due to the change in Congress to a Republican led one that did everything they could to make sure it unraveled. Does anyone out there think that this Congress may not do the same?
It is true that North Korean deal evolved under Clinton, who should have engaged in stronger actions, even militarily, to stop them if necessary, when the North Koreans started behaving suspiciously, making many think they had a secret nuclear program going after plutonium waste measured was much higher than what it should have been. However, when an agreement was put into to place that might have worked had it been given a chance, much like this one with Iran, Republicans sabotaged it at every instance, all but guaranteeing North Korea was going to make a bomb.
I would also like to point out that because W. was too busy fighting an imaginary threat with Afghanistan and especially Iraq, North Korea tested their first nuclear device in 2006, four years after the US knew they trying to get a bomb. But because President Dumbass was in office with Darth Cheney as his Second in Command, we let this happen and destabilized the whole region. Yet another instance that a Bush made the world less safe, yet Jeb Bush is still a front runner. Anyone even thinking of voting for that fool should just shoot themselves now and save us the trouble later. Another Bush in the White House and this country will fry.
The Republicans are already having a fit about this and have made allegations that they made try to hobble it. While they have little power to stop this treaty as there is no way they get a two thirds majority to override a veto, they could increase sanctions on Iran or impose other restrictions that, just like they did with North Korea, kill the whole thing.
If it does unravel, or if Iran looks to be cheating, again like North Korea did as well, the whole region will explode in a nuclear arms race that will end humanity. Israel has already professed strong opposition to this plan, which isn't surprising as they are mortal enemies with Iran. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf State allies have remained quiet on the subject, but word is they are also worried about the plan and what to do if it fails.
We have to learn from our mistakes here and give Iran a chance a least to prove their worth. If they start pulling fast ones, like North Korea did, military action has to be on the table. We cannot have four years warning, like Bush did, and do nothing because we are too busy with some other crisis we manufactured. Likewise, if Republicans savage this deal again, they must pay a heavy price for their idiocy along with any of their moron supporters.
Then there is the Greece deal which is a terrible, unworkable plan. In exchange for more austerity which the Greek people already said no to, they get no debt relief and an economy that is going to suffer even more. What idiot takes a deal worse than the one they got a few weeks back? Could exiting the Euro be that bad to say you want to take it up the ass from Europe for the next few decades?
Here is the worst part: almost anyone who knows anything about the subject knows this is a terrible plan. A former IMF head was on PBS last night flabbergasted that the Greeks actually accepted such a worthless deal. The IMF today released yet another report that said without debt relief, Greece is screwed, yet the Europeans refuse to do that.
The Greek PM will introduce the plan to his governing body, which may see a major shake-up from it, including the resignation of the PM and new elections being called which may change the whole dynamic of the treaty. Whether he has enough votes for the plan is still in hot contention.
The Greeks are also going to have to sell this turd the same way Obama is going to have to sell his Iran treaty, only he has a much better chance as the democrats will vote with him and thus make it pass. The PM has a 161 majority of a 300 seat Congress which means they will need every vote they can get to get to a 151 win and that still seems unlikely. Several of his allies have already said they will vote NO on the deal and are refusing to step down as they say that they are speaking for the voters, which they are as this deal was DOA last week until resurrected by fascists wanting complete control over the world, which is exactly what is going on right now.
Spain has declared an end to free speech and protests over their anti-austerity programs and will arrest anyone they see fit. Apparently Francisco Franco is not dead after all. The Greeks are being told to live in poverty forever and like it so the rich can do as they please. Even here at home we have Republicans getting rid of weekends, health care and the forty hour work week. Who exactly is voting for that? Fascists and stupid people of which the world is awash in.
The Iran deal has to be given a chance to fail, and if it does, and not because Lindsay Graham is a giant douchebag, then and only then, is war a option. As for the Greeks, I hope the deal fails because if they accept it, nothing is going to get better ever for them. Time will tell how well either of these prospects actually work.