While the Biden administration has done its best to hide the ongoing negotiations, you've probably been made aware by now that a new JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran is in the works.
(Check out RedState's latest reporting on the matter by clicking here)
Guess who's at the forefront of helping secure that deal? That would be none other than Vladimir Putin, who the United States is ostensibly at economic war with over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. About now, you are probably asking how that makes any sense at all. But stick around, because I promise you that it gets even worse.
Recently, I wrote two articles noting the seeming subservience of the Biden administration to Russia (see here and here), even as Biden himself has trotted out the tough-guy talk for a gullible public. Yet, behind the scenes, it appears that a deal with Iran has taken priority, even as Putin continues to bomb cities in Ukraine.
But hang on, I told you things would get worse. According to Kenneth Vogul, the Biden administration is now looking to normalize relations with the communist Maduro regime in Venezuela. How does that connect with the Iran deal? We'll get to that in a moment.
SCOOP: Senior BIDEN administration officials are traveling to Venezuela today to meet with MADURO's regime.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) March 5, 2022
It's part of an effort to drive a wedge between Venezuela & Russia, & is the highest-level visit by US officials to Caracas in years. https://t.co/LSu8eclb8M
Ostensibly, this action is being taken to help separate Venezuela from Russia. But anyone who is able to critically think and possesses a modicum of knowledge regarding international relations will quickly realize how dumb that contention is. Venezuela and Russia are allies, to the point where the latter held nuclear exercises there back in 2018. Russia has also been a supplier of commodities and materials to Venezuela as the South American nation has suffered under Western sanctions.
Now, does anyone think a quick visit from the Biden administration is going to “drive a wedge” between Venezuela and Russia given the relationship that exists between the two nations? In short, the Times' spin on the matter, no doubt meant to protect the White House, doesn't add up.
There is something that does add up though, and it connects to the Iran deal.
That makes much more sense. Russia has reportedly been making demands as part of its role in negotiating the new Iran deal. Putin having one of its chief allies legitimized on the world stage, setting up the framework to have sanctions removed while expanding Russia's sphere of influence, sounds like a pretty good win for the Russian leader, doesn't it?
In short, Biden's pursuit of a boondoggle Iran deal boils down to empowering Russia and spitting on our allies, whether we are talking about Ukraine, Israel, or Venezuela's democratically elected government. And for what? What is the United States getting out of a deal with Iran? There is no strategic interest there, especially given Israel, which does actually have a direct strategic interest, is against the JCPOA.
Again, nothing about this makes sense, and when nothing makes sense, it's probably time to start asking tougher questions about what lies beneath the surface. Why have the last two Democrat-led presidencies been so obsessed with making a deal with Iran? Who is gaining what here? Are there payoffs involved? Why is Russia even a part of the negotiations given its behavior in Ukraine?
It seems the Biden administration is willing to do just about anything to hand the Iranian Mullahs another big win. That shouldn't just be extremely concerning, it should be a scandal.