I love this, it speaks to the moment!


“You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” – Joel Osteen

But, that’s what exactly is happening at the moment all over the world!   Now, consider the example of the ongoing nuclear talks in Switzerland, are they not expecting victory on both sides, yet planning for defeat?

Yes, because the Arab governments are said to be watching the endgame of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program with barely-concealed alarm, fearing that the US is bent on a rapprochement with Tehran, not so much at any price, but certainly at the expense of its long-standing Gulf allies.

On the one hand, the US with its allies may be hopeful of a positive outcome ending years of friction with Iran, and on the other hand, it seems to be getting ready for a confrontation with its long-standing Gulf allies.  Further, the drama over the final stage of the nuclear talks has been…

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