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Iran Won’t Have a Nuclear Weapon. Period!

April 20th, 2014 - 9:47 pm

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What happens when presidents lie?

The American public has had plenty of experience with this in recent years.  Liar-president could be the new hyphenate occupation like writer-producer or architect-contractor.  Almost every president has shaded things a bit, but three modern ones have been unabashed bull artists — Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and, of course, Barack Obama.

Clinton ultimately got a pass for his prevarications. Nixon didn’t.  Neither deserved one. But our current liar-president deserves one even less, because his lies have been of substance, affecting policy.  Nixon and Clinton just lied in self-defense — normal human cowardice.

Obama is something else again. He lies proactively and often reflexively. By  proactively I mean the obvious, such as “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.  Period!” By reflexively I mean that emotional no-man’s-land when someone says something they don’t really mean, but they say it anyway because they think it sounds good or makes them seem as if they are doing the right thing.

The red line against Syrian chemical weapons is a perfect example.  Did Obama ever have any intention of  following up on that?  Who knows? (Not only are most of those weapons still in Syria, the French say Assad may still be using them.)

Does the president himself know he is lying?  I am not sure. Obama would not be the first person to think that pronouncing something made it so — and he has spent his life from a very young age surrounded by people who have not contradicted him. The implications of this are quite disturbing, if you think about them.

It’s a form of what shrinks call “magical thinking” and is an indication of a disconnected personality. It is so, if you think so, as Pirandello famously put it (alternatively translated as “Right you are, if you think you are.”)

But whatever the case, Obama’s lies have far greater impact than the other presidents’ because almost no one across an increasingly fractious world believes him anymore.  What a relief that must be to the Iranians not to have to pay attention to his huffing and puffing about sanctions or whatever pathetic amount of saber-rattling, already pro forma, he might do. The nuclear talks can now go on in the spirit to which the mullahs are accustomed — a charade. Obama is one of them — he lies too.  Everybody lies.  Hahaha.

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The article is good, the language fine and there is nothing with which to take issue. Yet, we rediscover the wheel over and over. All I needed to understand Obama was to watch one TV speech during the 2008 campaign. I believe it was on C-Span, and he was prevaricating to a room full of liberal Vermont golden agers. That was enough to send me to do perhaps 8-10 hours of research on his past. I really knew nothing of him except his name until that TV sighting. The research revealed the following - Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Bill Ayers, Frank Davis, Rashid Khalidi, tactics used in the campaign for Illinois State Senate and US Senate (personal dismembering of opponents). That was about 6 hours. I was sufficiently alarmed to turn to the personal history which brought up Davis (again), the Indonesian sojourn, Islamic education and attachments (Farrakhan, Khalidi are only later evidence of same), the odd path to Harvard Law, the sealed records, and the curiosities regarding draft registration and social security numbers (though these discoveries may have come later). At that point, I was convinced. I don't believe that the intelligent and educated crop of writers and editors at PJM and FPM, etc., did not discover pretty much the same things. It is six years later, the Obama Administration has done great damage to the US, and has nearly three years left to finish the work..
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"Does the president himself know he is lying? I am not sure."

Do you really have to ask that question? And you're not sure on top of that? What is up with this pattern of giving this man such a benefit of the doubt? You do it, O'Reilly ("He's such a nice man" dribble) does it, along with other pundits.

There is NO reason for this! Obama has shown a completely consistent pattern of behavior that illustrates his support for islamic terrorists, his disdain for white Americans & Israel, his firm belief in Keynesian economics, reparations for his chosen people & support for crony capitalism, green energy & last but not least his huge wealth redistribution scheme disguised as "health care reform."
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His constant lying indicates deep psychological problems as well.

Obama is our first Sociopathic-American president.
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Pro-Russian demonstrators have taken over government buildings in Juneau and Anchorage and have demanded that Alaska be returned to the Soviet Union. Obama has appealed to the UN and special rapporteur on the Alaskan crisis, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on his way to Alaska to assess the special grievances of the Russian minority in Alaska
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THE LIAR-IN-CHIEF, EXPLAINED
Obama's lying is a combination of Marxism [the ends justifies the means] and Taqiyya [the believer of Islam can lie to non-believers]. His lies are different than other presidents because they first got him elected and, then, re-elected. For years, Obama has been telling the public, and especially the press, exactly what it wants to hear -- regardless of whether or not it's true. He gets away with it, because the press blah, blah, blah and blah. I'm sure he also cheats at golf.
You say: Ta key yah. I say: Ta kai ya
Ta key yah, Ta kai yah
The guy is a liar.


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Obama said, Iran Won’t Have a Nuclear Weapon. Period!
He also said, You can keep your health care plan. Period!
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I hate it when he "reads" the punctuation...that means we're all screwed!!
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Seriously, I am getting to the point where I think Obama truly does not care.
As you say, he opinions the response his writers have prepared for him that they think carries the most weight.
Obama and his elites have only one concern: themselves and their pocketbooks.
Obama has a second concern: to ensure dems rule for the following years. He is amassing a large OFA campaign chest to pay himself to do speeches and he needs dems to do that.

There has never been any president who has destroyed so much of every part of my family's daily lives. EVER. From no recovery, to higher taxes, healthcare, regulations, higher college costs, unemployment, lost retirement...
Honestly I can't think of anything in our lives he has not meddled with and destroyed.
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(Almost) everything we have seen and experienced from this man (though certainly not all) was clear long before he was elected, to anyone paying attention. What follows is a blog comment I found which was written in May, 2008.

The Wayward Teenage Presidential Candidate

A very odd relationship with the truth, and with taking responsibility for his words before they come pouring out of his mouth. Immature, like a child whose thoughts flow easily from imagination to tongue, always assuming that he will get a second chance to explain after he has told a lie, or made a big mistake in judgment.

(Paraphrasing):

"I never heard any of Rev.Wright's invective during my 20 years in his Church -- but I totally disagree with him."

"I would bomb Pakistan." ... A week later -- "Well, no, really, I wouldn't."

"Tiny Iran is very little danger to us." ... The next day -- "Uh, well, really, it is a very great danger to us."

"I didn't mean .... er ... Well, never mind.... How about ....?"

Off-handed remarks or contents of speeches that roll off the tongue. Then, after criticized, finally receive some thought and then re-evaluation.

One gets the feeling that Obama has come up with his ideological statements over a beer at the pub, saying whatever sounds good to impress his pals while he is sittin' around with the guys, and criticizing the government. "Hey, that Bush. He ought to talk to those Iranians without preconditions! Yeah! I could do a better job than him and those Republicans! Yeah! You want another beer?"

He doesn't seem to have gotten the idea -- the enormous responsibility -- the weight his words carry -- as a front-runner Presidential Candidate.

Does he even bother to ask his staff to get him the necessary background information before he makes outrageous statements of proposed policy? It's no wonder that he could believe it an acceptable revision to change the word preconditions to preparations, as if the idea of making preparations before talks was a novel idea!

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE, FOR ONE, THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE PRINCIPAL OF PRECONDITIONS REGARDING TALKS WITH IRAN WAS NOT SET BY PRESIDENT BUSH BUT BY THE EU AND UN. IT'S HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW BEFORE MAKING MAJOR POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS. THAT'S CALLED NORMAL PREPARATION.

This cavalier attitude towards facts and information, while somewhat excusable in a college freshman, is obscenly dangerous in a man running for President.

Even the EU leftists he admires and his beloved UN are beginning to feel shook up about him and his lack of evaluating the consequences of his words before he blurts them out.

1. OBAMA'S IRAN POLICY FREAKS OUT BRITS & BREAKS 3 UN RESOLUTIONS

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/05/obamas-iran-policy-is-freaking-out.html

The Times Online reported:

[Quote] David Miliband has raised questions over Barack Obama's policy on Iran, which officials in Washington and Europe fear threatens to undermine the tough stance adopted by the West towards Tehran over recent years.

Barack's chats with the Iranian leadership without preconditions also breaks 3 UN Security Council resolutions.

Amir Taheri asks:

Before starting his unconditional talks with Ahmadinejad, would Obama present a new resolution at the Security Council to cancel the three that the Islamic Republic president does not like? Or, would Obama act in defiance of the UN, thus further weakening the authority of the Security Council? The preconditions that Ahmadinejad does not like and Obama promises to ignore were not set by President George W Bush.

They were decided after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported the Islamic Republic to be in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and, acting in accordance with its charter, referred the issue to the Security Council.

Dismissing the preconditions as irrelevant would mean snubbing America's European allies plus Russia and China, all of whom participated in drafting and approving the resolutions that Ahmadinejad does not like. [End of Quotation.]

2. AN OPEN LETTER TO OBAMA FROM AMERICAN IRANIANS.

A particularly heart rending letter from a group of American-Iranians, asking him why he changed his mind, and pleading with him to consider the consquences of his words for the people of Iran's democracy movement who are desperate to unseat the Mullahs.

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-senator-obama-on-iran/

"An Open Letter to Senator Obama on Iran

Iranian human rights activists in exile find a policy of unconditional dialogue hard to fathom.

May 24, 2008 by Manda Zand - Ervin & Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi (Alliance of Iranian Women)

[Some excerpts - emphasis mine -- It's well worth reading the whole letter -- also, gives brief history of the futility of the West's attempts at negotiating with Iran's Mullahs.]

It is important that a decision to dialogue with the Islamic Republic of Iran not be made in haste, for the purpose of winning the election.

On Se
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Mind boggling, thanks for sharing!!
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With all of these reminders of Obama's lying popping up from time to time I can't understand why these continuous examples don't offer leads enabling his Impeachment.

What's the matter? Can't believe we lack evidence of "high crimes and misdemeanors".

This lack of Impeachment action by the Republicans is starting to be just as bad as Obama's B.S.

What's happened to us? Reverse the political parties' positions, and we'd hear nothing but howls, shrieks, and demands for Impeachment.

We've become sick inside our Congress?
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IF he had cheated on his wife, (ala Bill Clinton), that would do it....screwing the American people...the Republi-crats are fine with that.
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I may be wrong but don't you need Senate?
This is the same senate who is reaching historical levels of not passing bills, killing them and tabling them. They refuse to pass budget bills, even gun control bills, jobs bills, even refused Obama's jobs bill.
We can't even get email records from an agency who is required to maintain them for five years and produce them within 5 days if requested.
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Obama will never stop Iran. If he could have, he'd have also prevented Russia from invading Ukraine. He'd have also prevented the Middle East from going on fire, instead of lighting it on fire... and who do we have to blame, specifically, for the intel problems with Russia and its allies - like Iran?
Ed Snowden!
http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/04/if-you-were-ed-snowden-what-would-you-do/
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Personally, I don't think Obama would lose any sleep if an Iranian nuke went of in the US... For that matter, a Russian nuke or a Pakistani nuke or a N. Korean
nuke, what difference does it make ? Obama would run to the nearest microphone and proclaim "we're gonna get to the bottom of this"... Then he'd go back to his golf game
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"we're gonna get to the bottom of this"...
"But let me be perfectly clear that this unprecedented foreign policy quagmire I inherited from my predecessor made this inevitable; people of color were disproportionally damaged by this outrage; you better vote straight Democrat in November if you feel obligated in keep the racists and bitter clingers in their proper places!'
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You left out "They cut the budget" and "I was unaware until I saw it on the news".
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Actually I think Obama would encourage a Nuke attack because it would take the focus off the IRS, Bengazi, Obamacare, fast and furious, Syria, Ukraine and the many other scandals and failures of his administration.
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Shudder!!
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I have no idea where you fished this title from
but by all measures you are wrong.
Israel can only do a one suicidal Samson job
the U.S is out ofr lunch.
Who will undertake this assignment than?
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I don't believe you understand objective Israeli capabilities fully. The issue is whether the leadership will use them or not.
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I have no affiliation with the below website and haven't a clue who owns it but I think the compiled data has value if more people read it to understand the magnitude of lies and deception from this administration.

http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

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