Despite what the U.S. State Dept. appears to believe, history has demonstrated that the Iranian leopard will not change its spots, only its tactics.
Driven by a genuine desire to rid the Middle East and the globe of terrorism and war—and reflecting a long track record and ingrained worldview—Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Special Emissary Rob Malley and CIA Director William Burns are determined to reach an agreement with Iran’s ayatollahs. They are determined to induce the Iranian leopard to change its spots, not merely its tactics.
Convinced that Iran’s rogue conduct is not driven by an inherent, fanatic, megalomaniacal vision, Blinken is bent on limiting U.S. policy towards Iran to diplomacy, while ruling out the military option and regime change.
The Biden regime is confident that a generous diplomatic and economic package will make the ayatollahs’ regime amenable to negotiation, peaceful coexistence and departure from their 1,400-year-old fanatic, imperialistic vision. The administration is resolved to take lightly the rogue track record of Iran’s ayatollahs since the 1978/79 revolution, which overthrew the pro-U.S. shah, catapulted the rogue ayatollahs to power and transformed Iran into “The Islamic Republic,” which considers the United States to be “The Great Satan.”
Consumed by his view of the ayatollahs as credible negotiating partners, Blinken has decided to accord his assessment of the ayatollahs’ future conduct more weight than the ayatollahs’ past conduct.
Trusting that Iran’s ayatollahs prefer to be preoccupied with butter rather than guns, Blinken’s policy on Iran is focused on diplomatic negotiation, not military confrontation.