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Obama Launches 'Tilt to Iran' Diplomacy Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jul 6, 2014, 10:12 PM

President Barry Obama loves to use buzzwords when discussing foreign policy. He coined such pop phrases as "Reset on Russia" and "Pivot to Asia," while talking about so-called "Red Lines" and "Sector Sanctions." Now, he's getting groovy on "Tilt to Iran" diplomacy.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Other experts believe that the U.S. has not only stepped back from the region, but has also actively sided with Iran in the process. Mike Doran, a senior fellow of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, describes the mayhem engulfing the Middle East as "a struggle over the regional order" among three sides: "Shiite Iran and its proxies; ISIS and likeminded Sunni extremists; and the traditional allies of the United States: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel."

Tony Badran, research fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, is quoted as saying that, "Obama supports Iran. One can argue about whether this pro-Iran tilt is accidental or intentional, but one cannot deny its existence."

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, has been calling Washington's alignment with Iran and Hezbollah "an open secret" since January. Fast forward to June, and the Obama administration finds itself trying to sell a policy that seemingly disregards the concerns of Sunni regional powers."

Obama believes that the word "tilt" can be perceived as inclusive and gay-friendly to encourage Iranians to legalize gay marriage in their Muslim-dominated nation.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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