This week’s “deal” with Iran over its nuclear weapons was exactly a piece with the introduction of Obamacare: no one really knew what was in the deal until it was signed.
Considering the terms, there is no doubt left in many formerly charitable Conservative minds that Obama is, and always was, a force for evil. They’re taking another look at his two autobiographical books, written with the help of committed communist with a little “c”, William Ayers. Obama basically gives the United States (and Israel) away, lock, stock and nuclear barrel, with the guarded approval of our European former allies (“former” thanks to our Traitor-in Chief).
- Economic sanctions against Iran will be lifted. That means that Europe can once again begin trading with Iran for oil. Money will begin flowing into the country formerly known as Persia, which will help Iran mount more terrorist campaigns against Israel, via Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations, against other Middle Eastern countries, and against the United States.
- Iran will get billions of dollars in additional U.S. foreign aid to assist it in recovering from the economic sanctions.
- After 10 years, the limit on 5,060 centrifuges in 30 cascade units at Natanz will end, and the ban on uranium enrichment of no more than 3.67 percent ends after 15 years. Enrichment of 20 percent is needed for nuclear bombs.
- The Parchin Military facility – Parchin Chemical Industries – where most of Iran’s past nuclear arms-related work was carried out is not included in the treaty.
- The Fordow Fuel Enrichment plant, like Parchin, will be converted to a nuclear physics and technology center.
- Iran is a member of its own oversight committee.
- The accord will lift international sanctions on several Iranian entities currently engaged in supporting terrorism and building ballistic missiles, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-Air Force Al Ghadir Missile Command.
- The draft agreement contains no stated limits on Iran’s Russian-made Bushehr nuclear power facility that analysts say could produce plutonium for dozens of bombs.
- United Nations arms sanctions blocking military sales to and from Iran will be lifted in five years under the deal, and sanctions prohibiting sales of ballistic missiles to Tehran will end in eight years. U.S. restrictions will remain.
- The agreement includes several references to Iran’s “voluntary” compliance with the terms of the accord, as opposed to mandatory steps. It also sets up a bureaucratically cumbersome process for dealing with violations and noncompliance.
- The accord also appears to provide Iran a way to avoid fully declaring past military activities. It states that Iran “may propose to the IAEA alternative means of resolving the IAEA’s concerns that enable the IAEA to verify the absence of undeclared nuclear materials and activities or activities inconsistent with the JCPOA at the location in question.
- Most of the agreement reached in Vienna spells out how Iran will be allowed to continue research and development on uranium enrichment and will be allowed to keep 5,000 centrifuges and a small stockpile of low-enriched uranium.
- After 10 years, restrictions on uranium enrichment will be lifted and Iran will be permitted to carry out the work using more advanced design centrifuges.
- After 15 years, the agreement’s ban against allowing Iran to “engage in producing or acquiring plutonium or uranium metals or their alloys” and to conduct research and development “on plutonium or uranium (or their alloys) metallurgy, or casting, forming, or machining plutonium or uranium metal” will cease.
The sources for this information, The Washington Times and The Washington Free Beacon, are listed below. Don’t trust to links; information like this can disappear faster than Hillary’s e-mails. In the given 15-year time period, no one will remember any of this. No one in the United States may even be alive to remember it or be allowed publish it if they are still alive.
Hello, End Times. Iranians danced at the streets at the announcement of the “agreement.” Not since Neville Chamberlain turned a blind eye to Germany’s military build-up has any nation agreed to such a lop-sided treaty clearly contrary to the nation’s interests and security.
Clearly stunned at America’s betrayal (why such an intelligent man should be surprised by anything Barrack Hussein Obama would do is a mystery in itself), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the deal, telling reporters in Jerusalem that the agreement was a “stunning historic mistake” under which Iran will get “a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars which will allow it to continue to pursue its agenda of aggression and terror in the region and in the world.”
Yes, that’s the general idea. Remember how George W. Bush said that we needed to go to Iraq to protect that secular nation both from the predations of Saddam Hussein and Iran? No? Too busy booing him, perhaps, or clucking your heads, if you were Moderate moderators. Iraq seeks a global caliphate, which includes conquering Iraq and Syria, notable countries with important cities in Muslim history.
Antioch, in Syria, for instance, was the first city outside of Judea to be Christianized. Mohammed went there as a boy to get a look at it. For Muslims, it holds a different significance. Iraq contains the site of the ancient city of Babylon, which Saddam Hussein envisioned rebuilding. Babylon was the city to which the conquered Jews of Jerusalem were taken as slaves.
Mahdi Mania is what is driving Iran’s drive for a global caliphate. They think their time – the End Times – has come.
Shias believe that the arrival of the Mahdi (meaning “Divine Guidance) will be signaled by the following portents:
- The vast majority of people who profess to be Muslim will be so only in name despite their practice of Islamic rites and it will be they who make war with the Mahdi.
- Before his coming will come the red death and the white death, killing two thirds of the world’s population. The red death signifies violence and the white death is plague. One third of the world’s population will die from the red death and the other third from the white death.
- Several figures will appear: the Al-Harth, Al-Mansur, Shuaib bin Saleh and the Sufyani.
- There will be a great conflict in the land of Syria, until it is destroyed.
- Death and fear will afflict the people of Baghdad and `Iraq. A fire will appear in the sky and a redness will cover them.
- In the time of the Mahdi, a Muslim in the East will be able to see his Muslim brother in the West, and he in the West will see him in the East.
- According to Muhammad al-Baqir, the Fourth or Fifth Imam said of the Mahdi:
The Master of the Command was named as the Mahdi because he will dig out the Torah and other heavenly books from the cave in Antioch. He will judge among the people of the Torah according to the Torah; among the people of the Gospel according to the Gospel; among the people of the Psalms in accordance with the Psalms; among the people of the Qur’an in accordance with the Qur’an.
Shia traditions also state that the Mahdi be “a young man of medium stature with a handsome face” and black hair and beard. “He will not come in an odd year […] will appear in Mecca between the corner of the Kaaba and the station of Abraham and people will witness him there.”
None of these “traditions” are supported by the Qu’ran, as the Islamists are the first to admit. They were published in The Hadith, the sayings of Mohammed, who claimed that the Mahdi would come from his lineage and bear his and his father’s names: Mohammed and Abdullah, respectively.
Iran is eager to set off their nuclear bombs and nothing will stop them. Obama has not only not tried to stop them, but handed them a treaty allowing them to continue developing nuclear weapons openly, as they’ve done secretly in the past 10 or 15 years, in violation of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) regulations. They’ve also been given free rein to manufacture or purchase conventional weapons as well.
According to Obama, we “don’t have the right to prevent a sovereign nation from defending itself.” Evidently, he also doesn’t believe the United States has the right to protect and defend itself from an openly hostile enemy which has time and again vowed to detroy us (“The Big Satan”) and Israel (“The Little Satan”).
Ironically, the people who voted Obama into office all live in major cities. The people who oppose live in the outlying regions of metropolitan areas, if not in rural areas. But that’s about to change, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development carte blanche (if you’ll excuse the expression, racist-mongers) to determine, virtually without proof, that a region has engaged in discriminatory housing practices.
Majority white areas will be forced to comply with Agenda 21-oriented, regionalization zoning changes that will force towns to concede land to “low-income” residents, even if that means tearing down substantial portions of suburban developments to build high-density housing in their place.
In this way, low-income residents can be accommodated in greater numbers. Suburban homeowners will be forced to sell their homes either through regulations or substantially higher taxes to finance the influx of high-density housing which requires more infrastructure and social services.
If Obama has his way, high-crime, inner city neighborhoods will be moved out to the safety of the suburbs and the working class will be forced to move into high-rise towers, jeek-by-jowl with their neighbors (if they hope to get any work). Once there, they will be prime targets for Iran’s (and China’s and Russia’s) nuclear weapons.
By the time this happens, he will be long gone, living on Hawaii, charging exorbitant speaking fees to stutter at his adoring, cheerleader audiences, lecturing on the best ways to turn prosperous, Capitalist communities into hovels of crime and vice. The job of cleaning up the mess – or perhaps exerting an iron fist over the teeming masses now living in a communist state – will be left to his successor, which I would predict will be either John Kerry himself, or Chris Christie, if the Moderates catch on to the flim-flam which Obama and Kerry, as Secretary of State, have perpetrated upon us.
This transmogrification of suburbs into cities and cities into communes must take place before the bombs can fall. Otherwise, Obama’s and Kerry’s efforts will have been wasted. They don’t want bombs falling on their preferred electorate – the elites and the minorities.
Meanwhile, Obama’s Middle Eastern counterpart is biding his time, waiting to play the hero in the name of peaceful Islam.
As for America, we “surrendered” – gave up – the second time we voted Obama in. There’s nothing for it now but to prepare as best we Conservatives can and ride out the storm, the fallout, and the iron curtain of Communism which will quickly clang down upon us.
The Washington Times:
Israel and Saudi Arabia wasted no time blasting the nuclear accord with Iran, while many of the world’s leaders — and some of Iran’s immediate neighbors — expressed relief that a deal had been reached.
A fierce critic of the talks from the beginning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately condemned the deal as details emerged Tuesday morning, telling reporters in Jerusalem that the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programs in exchange for an eventual end to sanctions on Tehran was a “stunning historic mistake” under which Iran will get “a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars which will allow it to continue to pursue its agenda of aggression and terror in the region and in the world.”
There was no official comment from Saudi Arabia, leader of the Sunni Arab states, which have worried about Shiite Iran’s expansion in the region. One unidentified Saudi official, however, told CNN that the deal marked a “monumental historical miscalculation.”
That was clearly a minority view, as Mr. Obama’s negotiating partners — Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — all announced at least qualified backing for the agreement, while figures as varied as Pope Francis, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Syrian President Bashar Assad issued statements in support of the deal.
The embattled Mr. Assad, whose regime is heavily dependent on Iranian aid and arms as its battles rebels and Islamist terrorist groups, called the deal “a great victory” for his regime’s patron.
“Indubitably, this agreement crowns the steadfastness of the Iranian people, with all their components and inclinations, in the face of the unfair sanctions that were imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he told the Syrian SANA news agency.
The Washington Free Beacon:
The Iranian nuclear deal reached in Vienna contains no reference to the Parchin military facility where most of Iran’s past nuclear arms-related work was carried out.
Additionally, the draft agreement made public on Tuesday contains no stated limits on Iran’s Russian-made Bushehr nuclear power facility that analysts say could produce plutonium for dozens of bombs.
Also, the accord will lift international sanctions on several Iranian entities currently engaged in supporting terrorism and building ballistic missiles, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-Air Force Al Ghadir Missile Command.
The Tehran-based command is a key element in developing nuclear-tipped missiles and is considered to be in operational control of Iranian missiles.
The lifting of sanctions in eight or fewer years will also include removing sanctions on Parchin Chemical Industries—a firm involved in the past in Iranian ballistic missile and chemical explosive work that was possibly related to nuclear arms applications.
United Nations arms sanctions blocking military sales to and from Iran will be lifted in five years under the deal, and sanctions prohibiting sales of ballistic missiles to Tehran will end in eight years. U.S. restrictions will remain.
Iran and some non-Iranian participants in the Vienna talks had pushed for immediate end to both arms and missile sales. China and Russia, however, could begin selling arms to Iran covertly right away. Both nations have done so in the past.
President Obama praised the accord as a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran “that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
“This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change, change that makes our country and the world safer and more secure,” he said, vowing to veto any legislation blocking the agreement.
“A separate agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran was signed yesterday and will seek to resolve past Iranian nuclear arms work in the next three months.”
Yukiya Amano, the IAEA’s director, announced Tuesday that what he termed a “road map” accord on disclosing past military activities was signed with Iran. “The road map provides defined steps for clarifying all outstanding past and present issues over the next few months,” he said.
Secretary of State John Kerry said the agreement will include stringent verification. “If Iran fails to comply, we will know it, because we’re going to be there,” he said.
However, Iran has been building its nuclear program for years despite international monitoring and the work of U.S. intelligence agencies.
Thomas Moore, an arms control specialist formerly with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, said that allowing the IAEA to draw a final conclusion on past Iranian military work over the next three months is misguided.
“The IAEA’s resolution of the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program should precede the deal, not by months but by as much time as it takes to verify the absence of Iran’s [past military work], including the full historical picture of its program,” Moore said. “And the deal does not do that.”
On the lifting of arms sanctions, Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst, State Department arms control official, and House Intelligence Committee staff member, said the deal will permit Iranian rearmament.
“Language on lifting conventional arms and missile embargoes is very weak,” Fleitz said.
“The IAEA simply has to certify that Iran isn’t currently engaged in nuclear weapons work to lift these embargoes early. The IAEA will be hard pressed to find evidence of this and will probably issue a report allowing these embargoes to be lifted early.”
On the nuclear power-generating Bushehr reactor, Henry Sokolski, director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, said that leaving it out of the accord was a mistake.
“That reactor can produce enough plutonium for dozens of bombs per year,” he said. “Iran could remove the fuel from the reactor and use a small, cheap reprocessing plant to extract plutonium, and get its first bombs in a matter of weeks.”
Administration officials have claimed that one of the main benefits of the deal is that it will increase the amount of time Iran would need to build nuclear arms from the current several months estimate to one year.
The 159-page Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JPCOA, outlines the steps Iran will take to curb its illegal uranium enrichment program. After those steps are taken, the plan explains how the United Nations, the United States, and Europe will lift sanctions and other penalties imposed after Iran violated its agreement to follow IAEA controls on its nuclear program in the early 2000s.
A review of the agreement indicates that it contains many loopholes and vague provisions that could make final approval by Congress over the next 60 days difficult to achieve.
For example, the agreement includes several references to Iran’s “voluntary” compliance with the terms of the accord, as opposed to mandatory steps. It also sets up a bureaucratically cumbersome process for dealing with violations and noncompliance.
One section of the accord also appears to provide Iran a way to avoid fully declaring past military activities. It states that Iran “may propose to the IAEA alternative means of resolving the IAEA’s concerns that enable the IAEA to verify the absence of undeclared nuclear materials and activities or activities inconsistent with the JCPOA at the location in question.”
The specific omission of Parchin is likely to be one main focus of congressional efforts to examine the agreement. Iran, during the past 20 months of nuclear talks, refused to permit inspections of any military facilities and won that concession in the final accord announced Tuesday.
The Vienna agreement requires Iran to disclose its nuclear arms work in the IAEA-approved report, formally to be called the “Roadmap for Clarification of Past and Present Outstanding Issues,” that by implication will address the concerns about Parchin contained in the November 2011 IAEA report.
Under the agreement, Iran must provide the disclosures by Oct. 15, and then the IAEA director will produce an assessment of the “resolution” of past nuclear arms work by Dec. 15 “with a view to closing the issue.”
Parchin is a large military complex located about 19 miles southeast of the Iranian capital of Tehran. It is run by the Defense Industries Organization of Iran, and includes hundreds of buildings and test sites used for the development of weapons, including rockets and fuel, and high explosives, including plastic explosives.
The agreement also lists three Iranian entities that will be freed from international sanctions after the IAEA clears Tehran of past nuclear arms work. They include the IRGC air force, the IRGC Qods Force, and the Al Ghadir missile command.
The Qods Force is Iran’s Islamist military and covert action force that has been engaged in backing terrorism. The Qods Force is regarded as the main foreign policy tool for special operations and terrorist support to Islamic militants, including Hezbollah and the Taliban.
Administration officials said in a phone briefing for reporters that future U.S. sanctions relief will be limited and will not be lifted on measures targeting Iranian terrorism support or human rights violations.
Details of nuclear weapons work carried out by the Iranians at Parchin were revealed in IAEA reports since 2011. A November 2011 report said non-nuclear high-explosive tests were conducted at a Parchin facility that simulated the blast used to create a nuclear detonation.
The agency report said there had been “strong indicators of possible weapon development.” The suspicious activity included “modeling of spherical geometries, consisting of components of the core of a [high enriched uranium] nuclear device subjected to shock compression, for their neutronic behavior at high density, and a determination of the subsequent nuclear explosive yield.”
In 2012, the IAEA reported that Iran had constructed a large explosives containment vessel for “hydrodynamic experiments.” Those experiments are used in testing conventional explosives that create pressure on fissile material to initiate a nuclear blast.
As recently as February, another IAEA report outlined suspicious nuclear activity at Parchin, including vehicles, equipment, and construction materials at the site.
Iran has refused IAEA requests to inspect the site since 2012, when Tehran was first questioned about the facility. Satellite photographs after 2012 revealed that some areas were destroyed in an apparent bid to cover up the nuclear arms-related work.
A classified State Department cable dated Sept. 2, 2008 stated that China exported an industrial centrifuge to a company known as the Sara Company.
“Our information indicates that the Sara Company is associated with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and has procured items from other Chinese firms in the past on behalf of Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and for the DIO subsidiary Parchin Chemicals Industries (PCI),” the cable, made public by Wikileaks, states.
Marie Harf, spokeswoman for the State Department, told reporters April 3 when asked whether Parchin would be inspected under the nuclear deal: “Well, we would find it, I think, very difficult to imagine a JCPA that did not require such access at Parchin.”
Most of the agreement reached in Vienna spells out how Iran will be allowed to continue research and development on uranium enrichment and will be allowed to keep 5,000 centrifuges and a small stockpile of low-enriched uranium.
After 10 years, restrictions on uranium enrichment will be lifted and Iran will be permitted to carry out the work using more advanced design centrifuges.
The accord states that “Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.”
The main implementation and monitoring unit will be a Joint Commission made up of one representative from Iran, and one each from the six states that negotiated the deal: the United States, China, Russia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
The commission will address all compliance and verification issues, and matters of dispute will be settled through a majority vote of members. That lineup gives the four western powers a majority stake in dealing with contentious issues.
A senior Official in the Obama administration who briefed reporters on the Iran deal said that it “meets all the president’s bottom lines with respect to preventing Iran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon.”
A second official said the deal has “unbelievable and really extraordinary and unprecedented transparency measures.”
Officials defended the plan to lift “secondary” nuclear-related sanctions, which will permit Iran in the future to import military goods and ballistic missiles.
This official said that other measures will remain in place, based on both U.N. sanctions and U.S. arms non-proliferation measures that will restrict Iran from shipping arms to Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Libya, and North Korea.
“We have executive orders that allow us to target those who are moving missile technologies or other things that present a proliferation concern,” the official said.
Officials sidestepped questions about lifting sanctions on the Qods Force and its leader, Qasem Suleimani.
“We will continue to have significant sanctions on the Quds force and their related entities,” the official said.
IAEA monitoring will include a “long-term presence” by up to 150 inspectors. Uranium mines will be watched for 25 years, and stockpiled centrifuges will be monitored for 20 years.
“Iran will not engage in activities, including at the R&D level, that could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device, including uranium or plutonium metallurgy activities,” the accord states.
A U.N. Security Council resolution is planned that will endorse the agreement and lift U.S. nuclear sanctions. The European Union and United States will also lift sanctions imposed on Iran after the illicit uranium enrichment.
The move will allow Iran to gain access to more than $100 billion in frozen funds that critics say will be used by Tehran for building up its military forces and supporting terrorist and insurgent groups.
Iran is a main supporter of Hezbollah and is backing Houthi rebels seeking to take power in Yemen. Iran also is backing the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The accord also prohibits the U.S. president from imposing new nuclear-related sanctions on Iran and states that Iran will consider any new sanctions for nuclear-related issues as “grounds to cease performing its commitments” under the accord.
Eight years after the agreement is in place—or per an assessment from the IAEA, earlier—the United States and the EU will lift arms sanctions on Iran, allowing Tehran to import and export conventional arms and ballistic missiles.
According to Annex 1 of the agreement, after 15 years, Iran may reprocess spent fuel, and build plutonium and uranium from spent fuel.
Significantly, after 15 years, the agreement’s ban against allowing Iran to “engage in producing or acquiring plutonium or uranium metals or their alloys” and to conduct research and development “on plutonium or uranium (or their alloys) metallurgy, or casting, forming, or machining plutonium or uranium metal” will cease.
After 10 years, the limit on 5,060 centrifuges in 30 cascade units at Natanz will end, and the ban on uranium enrichment of no more than 3.67 percent ends after 15 years. Enrichment of 20 percent is needed for nuclear bombs.
The Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant will be converted to a nuclear physics and technology center.
Iran’s stockpile of low enriched uranium will be limited to 300 kilograms. The stockpile could be used in covert efforts by Iran to produce highly enriched uranium for bombs, if IAEA monitoring is circumvented.
After eight years, Iran will be allowed to begin producing up to 200 partial advanced centrifuges per year, and two years after that it may build complete advanced centrifuges.
“Ultimately, this is a gamble on Iran not wanting to make bombs,” said Sokolski. “If they really don’t, the deal will work. If they do, the fine print won’t stop them.”