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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin Gives the Lie to Obama's "Snapback" Mechanism

"In return for Iran's actions, the international community, including the United States, has agreed to provide Iran with phased relief from certain sanctions. If Iran violates the deal, sanctions can be snapped back into place."

- President Obama, Weekly Presidential Address, April 4, 2015

Ah yes, when Iran violates its agreement with the P5+1, the sanctions regime will snap back into place. But wait! Yesterday, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin informed Bloomberg News:

"'There can be no automaticity, none whatsoever' in reimposing UN sanctions if Iran violates the terms of an agreement to curb its nuclear program, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told Bloomberg News on Wednesday. He didn’t elaborate."

Do you think this will stop Obama from signing a deal with Khamenei. Heck no! He already got away with "If you like your doctor or health care provider, you can keep them." Why shouldn't he get away with this cock-and-bull story, too?

Meanwhile as reported Wednesday by David Sanger of The New York Times in an article entitled "Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability":

"Now, as [Obama]gathered Arab leaders over dinner at the White House on Wednesday and prepared to meet with them at Camp David on Thursday, he faced a perverse consequence: Saudi Arabia and many of the smaller Arab states are now vowing to match whatever nuclear enrichment capability Iran is permitted to retain.

'We can’t sit back and be nowhere as Iran is allowed to retain much of its capability and amass its research,' one of the Arab leaders preparing to meet Mr. Obama said on Monday, declining to be named until he made his case directly to the president. Prince Turki bin Faisal, the 70-year-old former Saudi intelligence chief, has been touring the world with the same message."

Is there a way out of this ugly mess concocted by Obama and his playmates? Not that I know.

1 comment:

  1. Why am I thinking of Oliver Hardy saying to Stan Laurel:
    Oliver Hardy : (in the final shot) " Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."

    (John Kerry is Laurel)