As nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West continue to move slowly, U.S. President Barack Obama is coming under growing pressure from what appears to be a concerted lobbying and media campaign urging him to act more aggressively to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
The pressure campaign kicked off in earnest this week. On Thursday, hundreds of leaders and activists from the U.S. Jewish community descended on Washington to lobby for harsher sanctions, while widely-publicized media reports suggested that Iran is already nearing the verge of a nuclear capability.
Translation: Israel is pulling out all the stops in order to get the US to neutralize its existential threat, Iran, due to its nuclear energy program.
Israel expects our kids to do the fighting, getting maimed, and dying to achieve this geopolitical outcome.
Even though the US has said that they are willing to talk to Iran regarding the latest document Iran has sent regarding its nuclear program, this is simply cosmetic. Iran has said that its nuclear enrichment is off the table for discussion, and that issue is at the core of the Iran's disagreement with the West.
The US and Israel know, without a doubt, that neither Russia nor China will go along with more sanctions at the UN security council.
So, the US and Israel are left with imposing either unilateral, or bilateral sanctions on Iran.
But how are those sanctions going to function if the rest of the world ignores them?
Short answer: they won't.