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Monday, February 16, 2015

David Ignatius, "A perfect storm brews in the Middle East": Obama's Great 2015 Giveaway to the Islamic Republic of Iran!

It's no longer a secret: Obama plans to provide Iran with breakout capacity for the construction of its first atomic weapon.

As I wrote several days ago:

Given the controversy surrounding his address and the enormous worldwide attention it will now attract, Netanyahu should travel to Congress and explain in detail how Obama's insistence upon reaching a conciliatory agreement with Iran threatens Israel's existence. Netanyahu should spell out how Obama's willingness to allow 6,500 Iranian centrifuges to continue to spin enriched uranium will permit Khamenei to build his first atomic bomb within months. Netanyahu should shed light upon Tehran's refusal to allow IAEA inspectors to visit Iran's Parchin weapons development complex. If there are Democrats who refuse to listen and are willing to standby and watch as Obama tries to do to Israel in 2015 what Neville Chamberlain did to Czechoslovakia in 1938, so be it.

Well, the "secret" matter of the 6,500 centrifuges is now out in open for all to see and the source of enormous controversy between the Obama administration and the State of Israel.

As reported by The Times of Israel in an article entitled "Netanyahu: If Iran nuclear deal is good, why hide it from Israel?" by Tamar Pileggi, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stated on Monday:

"Just as Iran knows what deal is being outlined in the negotiations, it’s only natural that Israel also know the agreement being drafted. But if there is anyone who thinks that this is a good agreement, why should it be hidden?

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The current proposal to Iran would endanger Israel. It would enable Iran to break out to its first nuclear device within an unacceptably short time. And it would allow Iran to build an industrial capability to enrich uranium that could provide the fuel for many bombs in the coming years. A regime that openly calls for Israel’s destruction would thus have finally the means to realize its genocidal aims."

In a Washington Post opinion piece entitled "A perfect storm brews in the Middle East," Obama's friend David Ignatius provides the White House's viewpoint regarding this controversy (my emphasis in red):

"Mistrust between the Obama administration and Benjamin Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of U.S. suspicion that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of details about the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran.

The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks was prompted by concerns that Netanyahu’s office had given Israeli journalists sensitive details of the U.S. position, including a U.S. offer to allow Iran to enrich uranium with 6,500 or more centrifuges as part of a final deal.

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This latest breach in the U.S.-Israeli relationship began around Jan. 12 with a phone call from Netanyahu. Obama asked the Israeli leader to hold fire diplomatically for several more months while U.S. negotiators explored whether Iran might agree to a deal that, through its technical limits on centrifuges and stockpiles, extended the breakout period that Iran would need to build a bomb to more than a year. But Netanyahu is said to have responded that a year wasn’t enough and to have reverted to Israel’s hard-line insistence that Iran shouldn’t be allowed any centrifuges or enrichment."

Fascinating! Iran continually threatens Israel with annihilation, yet Israel's "insistence that Iran shouldn’t be allowed any centrifuges or enrichment" is "hard-line"!

A question for David: Why not also provide ISIS and al-Qaeda with breakout capabilities of a year or less for the construction of their first atomic weapons? Hard to swallow? You're damn right!

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