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The Big Deal on The Road to War

November 24th, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Schumer doesn’t like the “historic” deal with Iran–it doesn’t seem proportional to him–and Menendez insists that new sanctions are on the way.  Two Democrats, not notoriously leading neocons, both warning that the agreement may be a hard sell to Congress.  But then, Obama may not ask them for approval, so then what?  That would give the Iranians multiple coups:

–First and foremost, money, which they badly need.  According to my sources in Iran, Iranian industry overall is currently at twenty percent of capacity, the regime’s blank check for supporting Assad in Syria has drained the treasury, and the country is down to something like two-to-three months’ hard currency supplies.

The “money coup” is even better than that for the regime, because, as numerous smart people have noted–and as my colleague Mark Dubowitz warned well before the deal was agreed on–this step offers Tehran the real possibility of an end to sanctions altogether.  That’s because Iran will now be able to offer foreign countries and companies the chance to make big bucks, and the companies and countries will become de facto lobbyists for ending sanctions.

Rouhani knows this, and has bragged in a tweet to Supreme Leader Khamenei that the process for ending sanctions has now begun.

–Second, a clear, explicit commitment that Tehran is permitted to continue enriching uranium.  Kerry and Obama have said–and will no doubt continue to say–that we have not recognized an Iranian “right to enrichment,” but the text of the agreement says that Iran can keep enriching (to 3.5%) and that the final agreement we say we want will provide for “a mutually defined enrichment program with practical limits and transparency measures to ensure the peaceful nature of the program.”

If that’s not recognition of a right to enrich, I need remedial English.  And for those of you who think “well, what’s the big deal about a measly 3.5%?” it’s quite a big deal.  From there to weapons-grade uranium is a question of a few months.  And under this deal, Iran gets to keep plenty of 5% uranium.

–Third, yet another devastating confirmation to the regime’s internal opposition that the West is not prepared to seriously challenge the regime.  In case they had any doubts, which they shouldn’t, and by and large didn’t.

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There is one reason, and only one reason Schummer is upset, he is AFRAID of losing votes from democrat Jews in New York! So don't give us any baloney about how much he cares about Israel. If he cared he would never have supported Obama!
42 weeks ago
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THE GENEVA AGREEMENT IS JUST LIKE OBAMACARE
It was done in secret, then sprung on us quickly -- as a done deal -- without time for deliberations or to fully understand the implications.
42 weeks ago
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Kerry and Obama have bathed in the waters of treason and traitorism the whole of their lives.

Who, from their inner circle...would root for America and Israel and who would leap with glee at their demise?


Ayers? Wright? Frank Marshall Davis? Rashid Khalidi and Ali Abunimah? George Soros? Robert Malley and his parents? The Turkish flotilla proponents? The Midwest Academy? The New Party? Don Warden? The Nation of Islam? Louis Farrakhan?

The art of doing harm to America and Israel, while pretending to be merely "liberal and incompetent" is quite a feat.

Obama and Kerry have been traitors to this country for decades. They hung around with traitors and consorted with them.

Will Valerie Jarrett be displeased with this maneuver?


Let's get real,finally. The die has been cast long ago. What has been molded was set in motion by those whose intent should be crystal clear. Kerry and Obama are on a team...but it isn't the one paying their salaries.
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Excellent column. Your third point is stunning: “another devastating confirmation to the regime’s internal opposition that the West is not prepared to seriously challenge the regime”. Can you ponder what the President would say if soon the leader of the Iranian opposition managed to sneak over to Washington, D.C. to secretly meet with him?
35 weeks ago
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As Prof. Fouad Ajami said in an interview with CNN that "Washington is now dealing with Iran, Russia and Syria where irritate its close allies in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and Israel." Yes that's right, Mr. Obama today is dealing with America's enemies while neglecting America's strategic allies in the region...
41 weeks ago
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We must find a legal and moral way to restrict the franchise to responsible persons, get rid of the obamanites and preclude their resurrection.We must undo all the crazy, chaotic political feces, not only that of obama, but all the way back to 1913 and the Fed. We must learn to live by New Testament principles or perish. Take your pick.
42 weeks ago
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As usual, cfbleachers has it right. Emaa, please test the validity of the law of gravity from a tall building. Hazel, please help her. Rileybeatrice, you too.
Debra, Linda, Maya, drop dead! People read your irrelevant nonsense and come to believe that all females are dipsticks like y'all are. You are unfair to real ladies, who make sense and act like grownups should.For Shame!
And, Obama is a traitor and a demoniac. He loves chaos and evil and will really like it in Hell- except for the unbearable eternal agonies, that is. Ah, well!
42 weeks ago
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til I looked at the receipt which had said $8851, I accept that...my... friend was like they say realy earning money in there spare time from their laptop.. there uncle has been doing this 4 only a year and recently repaid the morgage on there mini mansion and got themselves a Ford. why not try here WWW.jobs59.com
42 weeks ago
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/pulseofcanada/iran-trusted-160504399.html
is on the record.

What do other countries have to say about it? For, when you have the Saudis being rebuffed by others, in its backyard, over this deal, pessimism from too much politics exacts a brutally high price.
42 weeks ago
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It has been my position on this page and others for over a decade:

The USA is committed to maintain the Iranian dictators, that parade as religious, in power at all cost... it seems you have finally come around

Obama/Bush are easy to understand: "nice long lasting war and sell lots of weapons"...Iran is "bad boy" trouble maker, oil sales bring in petro-dollars to pay for weapons...KGB: (their successors/assigns) "manipulate ethnic masses

parallels in his domestic behavior: A 2 day stay in a hospital: $23, 000/Doctor
$5,500; that is your cash price no insurance price...The only trouble is that the Hospital accepts a total of $3,000 from insurance as full payment for the hospital stay and the doctor accepts 1,300 from insurance as full payment.

Al Capone's diplomatic "offspring" staged a coup in 1963 and are firmly in control...only now they are the law...
42 weeks ago
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This immature puke in the Oval Office is a merely the talking head of a large and destructive anti - American operation currently controlling the levers of power. They will use any and all tricks available to them to retain this power in the face of declining support for their Potemkin Village regime. Unfortunately, this will include permitting a rogue Islamic Nazi - like dictatorship to acquire nuclear weaponry that will be used against Americans.
42 weeks ago
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President Obama's deal with Iran's present regime does more than merely reward bad behavior. It sets an international precedent that legitimizes the principle that it is perfectly acceptable to torture diplomats.

Or at least American diplomats. Perhaps this is President Obama's intent. There is an ideological link between the massacre of American diplomats in Benghazi and President Obama's deal with Mr. Khamanei – it is to promote an open hunting season upon American diplomats. Although most countries are civilized enough to refrain from sacking embassies, even American ones, President Obama's actions promote an alternative behavioral norm that regards the torture and humiliation of diplomats as a celebrated blood sport.
42 weeks ago
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They can hunt all US politicians and good hunting wishes to the Iranian's.
No bag limits and Doe's can be taken also.
42 weeks ago
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Given that the occupied US Embassy in Tehran is still technically American territory, it would be well within the rights of the United States to bomb the US Embassy in Tehran.
42 weeks ago
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You Iranian's gonna pull them atomic pistols or just whistle Dixie?
It's not a game of brag and boast, if these clowns use a nuke then the use of nukes against them will be easy to approve.
Currently it takes about 300 warheads @ 450 Kt to knock out the US as a working nation.
It only takes 10 @ 450 Kt to make Iran a man caused disaster zone.
Go ahead Spunky, draw that l'il popgun, I dare ya!
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