So apparently this has become a daily post now. I don’t know why or how, but it seems like a nice way to show off my ability to hack write. So here we are. A blog that was dead for months now receives daily content. Funny how that works, huh?
Life’s interesting like that I guess. We tend to fail and then immediately try to pivot. Maybe you could call it learning from mistakes, but we don’t always take away lessons. But anyway enough of that talk. We could talk all morning about my inability to understand the internet and the wild changes in direction that this site has incurred over the last two years, but that feels like a colossal waste of everyone’s time.
It’s raining this morning at my home in suburban Philadelphia. FS1 is playing on the TV. Nick Wright and Chris Carter are talking about a potential trade for Russel Westbrook. I find it amazing the way that these channels can’t continue to fill content 24 hours a day during a dead period of sports. I have heard the same debate about the Clippers and Lakers being the top team in LA about a thousand times now. Maybe it’s my fault for continuing to tune in? They’re not going to wake up and not talk about sports. It’s their job whether or not there are any sports on the TV.
Summer League feels like the only significant thing going on in sports right now, and without Zion, it feels like a waste. I watched one of the Spurs summer league games and found it almost unwatchable. The game’s feed looked like it came from a camcorder. It’s annoying because Lonnie Walker IV has been putting on a show this summer and the feed of their games makes it not feel worth the time and effort to watch. Hopefully, his numbers transfer to the upcoming regular season. We’ll see.
Well shit. I looked at my phone and according to the Washington Post, Iran has breached the 2015 nuclear deal by surpassing the limit of uranium enrichment. I’ll link the article so that you can read it for yourself. There’s no sense in having me try to relay the information in my own words. No. Leave the facts to the more professional journalists…
I don’t know what this will mean for us and the rest of the world. This seems like something Obama would have let slide, but not Trump– that’s not a political statement. Obama loved to draw crossable redlines. It’s more a matter of history than anything else… It doesn’t really matter now anyway. Trump is our President now and as an erratic and overly confident leader, Iran’s nuclear program has scary consequences.
Sanctions feel like an obvious first step. If they haven’t imposed them already, then they will shortly. The whole point of the nuclear deal for Iran was a reduction of those sanctions. Trump claims adamantly that “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon,” (Cunningham). Yeah, Yeah. I know. A footnote would look nicer.
Anyway. I hope the President is right. The end of Erin Cunningham’s article suggests that Iran may be doing this to use as a bargaining chip with Europe for economic gain. While that may be true to a certain degree, it is evident that the Iranians have plans to move towards a nuclear weapons program in my lifetime. What this would mean for their cold war with the Saudi Arabians? I couldn’t tell you. The Saudis do not have a nuclear program of their own, so this development could very easily shift the power dynamic of the region toward Iran.
While all of that is interesting, I am not the one to give that analysis. I don’t have a nearly strong enough understanding of the region to give you an accurate report. Not without research and an interview. No. What I want to focus on are the American political ramifications of Iran breaking the nuclear treaty. Things couldn’t have worked out better for President Trump here. He will likely run for office against President Obama’s former Vice President, Joe Bidden. Since the Iran deal was the doing of the Obama administration, Trump will use the broken treaty to his advantage in the election. This will be all over Fox News for the next few months. Just like Benghazi filled their programming during the campaign against Hilary. They will overhype the rate of enrichment and make it seem like Biden and Obama have led us down the path to certain doom. In the midst of this doom who will save us? It shall be our tough-talking boy president, President Trump! That’s the way the most watched cable news show in the world will depict it all. Bidden will have to distance himself from the deal. So will the rest of the Democrats. Good Luck. Trump will use it to smear his opponents into oblivion.
This whole thing will be spun out of control by the right. The Iranians may have just handed the election to Trump. Funny how our enemies seem to do that these days.
Cunningham, Erin. “Iran Surpasses Uranium Enrichment Limit in First Major Breach of Nuclear Deal.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 8 July 2019, www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iran-surpasses-uranium-enrichment-limit-in-first-major-violation-of-nuclear-deal/2019/07/08/ccfad26c-a0f9-11e9-a767-d7ab84aef3e9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.812490aa6698.