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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fabius, Hammond, Steinmeier and Mogherini, "Why we extended negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue": Obama's Propaganda War

As was noted last January by Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes regarding a possible nuclear deal with Iran:

"This is probably the biggest thing President Obama will do in his second term on foreign policy. This is healthcare for us, just to put it in context."

Well, a deal with Iran continues to be high on Obama's agenda, and the president is obviously concerned that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner, will be addressing a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear threat. This is not sitting well with Obama, and White House press secretary Josh Earnest was quick to denounce Boehner's invitation as a "departure from protocol."

Now, "just by coincidence," Laurent Fabius, France’s minister of foreign affairs and international development, Philip Hammond, Britain’s foreign secretary, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s federal minister for foreign affairs, and Federica Mogherini, high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, have written a guest Washington Post op-ed entitled "Why we extended negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue." These four horsemen of the apocalypse distinguished diplomats write:

"Whereas previous inspections only occurred once every few weeks, the International Atomic Energy Agency is now able to conduct daily inspections of the Natanz and Fordow facilities, and the Arak reactor is now subject to monthly inspections."

Of course there is no mention by Fabius, Hammond, Steinmeier and Mogherini of Iran's refusal to permit IAEA access to the Parchin weapons development facility. Or stated otherwise, the IAEA is being given access to the sites where there is no nuclear weapons development, but access continues to be denied where such development is almost surely continuing unabated.

How gratifying . . .



    "Washington promises premier will pay a price..."

    There have been numerous disagreements between the US and Israel over the years but I can't think of a single instance where such a direct threat was ever made against the leader of any other ally.

    "the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official..."

    I wonder if it's the same 'unnamed official' who called Bibi Chickenshit?

    With so much animosity, Bibi should seriously consider giving that speech over Skype instead.

  2. Today, Obama again threatens ... you guess it ... Jews.
    So typical of antisemites.