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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

David Sanger and William Broad, "Iran’s Nuclear Stockpile Grows, Complicating Negotiations": Does Obama Suffer From Dementia?

In a New York Times article entitled "Iran’s Nuclear Stockpile Grows, Complicating Negotiations," David E. Sanger and William J. Broad begin by informing us:

"With only one month left before a deadline to complete a nuclear deal with Iran, international inspectors have reported that Tehran’s stockpile of nuclear fuel increased about 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, partially undercutting the Obama administration’s contention that the Iranian program had been 'frozen' during that period.

But Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why."

Yup, the Iranian nuclear weapons development program has purportedly been frozen, and the West purportedly has effective monitoring capabilities in place, but Western officials and experts cannot comprehend why Iranian stockpiles of nuclear fuel are growing? Apparently, Arnold, my 4-year-old Anatolian shepherd, is smarter than all of these officials and experts.

Sanger and Broad go on to say:

"The extent to which Iran’s stockpile has increased was documented in a report issued Friday by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations organization that monitors compliance with nuclear treaties. The agency’s inspectors, who have had almost daily access to most of Iran’s nuclear production facilities, reported finding no evidence that Iran was racing toward a nuclear weapon, and said Tehran had halted work on facilities that could have given it bomb-making capabilities."

Not to worry: The feverish work toward bomb-making capabilities will come only after the sanctions are lifted and Iran is given its $50 billion bonus for signing an agreement with the P5+1.

More mendacity from Obama? Do you remember how Obama reassured Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that the US "won’t take any options off the table, including military action" to ensure that Khamenei does not obtain atomic weapons? Well, yesterday, in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 News, Obama removed the military option from the table. Who would have ever imagined?

You see, the forthcoming deal with Iran is all part of Obama's legacy. As reported today by The Times of Israel in an article entitled "Obama, musing on legacy, hopes he’ll be remembered ‘fondly’" by Jim Kuhnhenn, Obama, who has studiously avoided use of the L-word, let his guard down in a discussion with "young Southeast Asian leaders":

"Asked how he would want the world to remember him, he replied grinning, 'Fondly, I hope.'

At first he seemed ready to demur on the broader question, saying, 'I have a lot of work still to do before I start looking backward.'

But then he plunged forward. 'Obviously there are things that I’ve been proud of,' he said.

He first cited the economic crisis he faced upon assuming office in 2009. 'It was hard, but we ended up avoiding a terrible depression,' he said. And he credited US leadership, in part, for helping avoid a worse international economic crisis.

'That’s an important legacy for me,' he said.

He highlighted 'the work that I’ve done to provide health insurance' as one that was in line with his major governing principles.

But his most detailed view of his legacy was on foreign policy, arguing that the US has seen a reversal in its international standing. 'Today, the US is the most respected country on earth,' he said."

"Today, the US is the most respected country on earth"? Who told this to the president? Valerie Jarrett?

Okay, we've known for some time that Obama has a severe narcissistic personality disorder, but does he also suffer from dementia?

2 comments:

  1. "to most of Iran’s nuclear production facilities"
    So when dealing with nuclear bombs, "most" is considered good enough? How reassuring.
    Does this mean that some merely do not receive virtually daily inspections,ie,inspection less often,or does it mean that some are off limits or undisclosed? ....I think that I know the answer.

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  2. I thought my hearing needed a test when I heard both the military option is 'poof!', and that "most respected country on earth" claim.

    Perhaps #44 lives in a State of Denial, that nothing really changed in 2014, when the USA slipped from 1st to 2nd in one ranking, the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index:

    http://www.gfk.com/news-and-events/press-room/press-releases/pages/germany-knocks-usa-off-best-nation-top-spot.aspx

    In other rankings of most respected, the USA is not even in the top 20...

    The USA has Coca-Cola, Marlboro cigarettes, and Clint Eastwood to sustain it's brand. Obama's foreign policy? not so much.

    k

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