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A rainy and president of the new president of Iran.
Toward President Obama.
Which is led a lot of bopping heads to.
-- announced that.
You know it's it's President Obama looks increasingly desperate your thoughts.
I think that's part of the issue here is I think the way that that White House -- pres Obama's been communicating their intentions has been port.
One of the things notably you know Greg as being in a media.
You always want to tell your story make it very concise and what you wanna do I think the White -- failed completely and what's happened now is they're reacting.
To others setting the stage setting the agenda.
And I think the Iranians have been masterful in a way they've that essentially said hey we want to talk and where the good guys here.
-- -- obviously that's not true but again because that as a way to presenting it I think it is.
Giving the impression -- -- -- week.
With that said he made some comments yesterday I think in his speech which indicates that he is willing to put his hand out but again.
That this reset five years into his administration I don't think going to be all that successful as a -- that we had five years ago when -- first came in.
The colonel importantly Ronnie said.
We're not gonna give up uranium.
Well I mean it that that's the the -- of the whole thing isn't it.
Absolutely and and let's be very clear here and we've talked about this I think -- and -- as well being here.
I don't think there's much we can do short of war to stop -- -- from moving forward with having.
A viable to -- -- weapons if they so choose to do so because -- this.
Peacetime program the enrichment of that uranium can easily be moved over to a military program.
And -- running in parallel all -- that it and this is is as mentioned beginning they have violated at least six UN sanctions against them on this issue so.
There's really no mitigating their behavior at this point short of war -- and having this diplomatic -- reach.
Is -- to be -- -- they're okay let's talk but what's what's really in it for everybody.
-- and it looked of people that are being hurt in Iran are not the ruling.
-- right not the governing bodies but the people and party doesn't it appear -- you increasingly.
At the -- is any even a new president don't give a whit about the people and the hardships they've endured.
That is part of the problem -- sanctions you always in the punishing the very people who in many ways you're encouraging to rise up.
Pres Obama would have been much better off Greg actually encourage in the green movement when they had the chance several years ago during the Iran elections we're gonna -- of the shot that is coming is this next -- -- We should be tried to talk to the Iranian people having them after -- The shackles of this theocracy.
That did that the Democrats those who run the country that the religious men who are actually running things are not suffering at all as -- -- I think they're thriving very well because they don't.
Become shackled to the actual sanctions that we do and we're not being Smart in the way we applied in many instances.
Now I does it appear to you that he approached the Iranians are taking.
By offering to talk let's talk let's talk it's the equivalent of Mohammed Ali's -- ago.
That they're just you know hang it in the ropes take right now a few hits and -- buying time.
President or how to may actually believe what he's saying I don't think that's that you can you could still have -- believe what he says the same time the other.
-- before can be true as well they are not mutually exclusive I think both are are true.
I think he does want a -- but what that's that they're not going to do anything to took took to slow down or mitigate their nuclear program let's be clear here they have done things the Iranian government has done things to kill American soldiers in the battlefield they've given enhanced -- To the resurgence and -- Iraq.
Greg I personally had to deal with Iranians in Afghanistan in 03 when they were trying to pay for insurgents to be.
To pick up arms against this so they they are not a good actor with that said.
What we have to be we have if they want to talk I think we should talk but we should never forget that they have actually done thanks to kill American soldiers over the past ten years.
Now well you know the president -- we won't tolerate.
Iran -- nuclear weapons.
I'm not sure the American people entirely believe.
That the president believes that from what I understand the Israelis don't believe President Obama the big question is.
-- the Iranians believe him.
Nobody knows well let me move to another story on foxnews.com.
Today -- Want to talk about that it -- story that basically says in Libya.
The terrorists including al-Qaeda have been able to steal.
Not just American military equipment that was there for training purposes I think for special ops but important.
And lethal weapons as well.
-- -- -- I absolutely as has been an under reported story Greg from the beginning.
Not only do these weapons have he's got weapons gone missing the British want to close your embassy turn all of their weapons over to -- for safekeeping at this facility.
That this is that the thing that keep people continue to miss not like to have -- emphasize -- here.
The -- the guys who grabbed these things he Libyans who grabbed the -- had to have inside information about the fact that these weapons were located there and what was actually available to them.
This tells me that we did a bad job of -- the guys we were cooperating with the -- and everybody talks about how we -- these guys make sure there are side.
Not so much and I think you're seeing the results of that not only did it take these weapons that we that are high tech we're talking about vehicles we're talking about some sophisticated technology.
One of which -- night vision goggles.
Greg one of the things we've used on the battlefield over and over again it gives us great initiative ownership.
Is it being -- see at night and held these guys -- the technology to do that and I think it can change things dramatically because of security forces they go against may not have these and it it gives them an upper hand -- this is very bad.
You know the outside of the Iraq War back in 2003.
With the third idea and -- and we go out on patrol literally beginning at midnight right to try to draw the enemy out with the enemy didn't understand and realize is.
Not only do we have these night vision goggles but we also had thermal imaging devices so -- You could see snipers on the rooftop -- take them out.
Now the other the bad guys have that stuff -- We used to own the night that was our motto don't own the night and now that they can donate to it -- that does not that bode well for our ability to conduct operations there or more importantly for them to go attack other folks.
Who may not be so -- equipped regarding our allies in Egypt and other places like that.
Lieutenant colonel Tony -- -- thank you so much for being with us -- always good to see you.
Thank -- great.
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