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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New York Times Editorial, "An Iran Nuclear Deal That Reduces the Chance of War": Who Is the Naif Who Wrote This Twaddle?

As might be expected, The New York Times was quick to commend Obama's pact with the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an editorial entitled "An Iran Nuclear Deal That Reduces the Chance of War," the Times declares:

"Many of the various restrictions in the agreement will be in force for 10 to 25 years. Some, notably Iran’s agreement to constant and technologically advanced monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency, will last indefinitely, as will its commitment under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to never produce a nuclear weapon. Inspectors will have access to suspicious sites 'where necessary, when necessary,' President Obama said, and if Iran cheats, that will be detected early enough to respond, including by quickly reimposing sanctions or taking military action."

"[T]he agreement will be in force for 10 to 25 years"? Actually, the agreement will remain in force only so long as Iran abides by it, and even this past June, Iran was engaged in the illegal purchase of nuclear weapons technology.

Iran's commitment to never produce a nuclear weapon "will last indefinitely"? Of course there is every reason to believe what we are told by a theocratic regime that hangs gay men, stones to death women accused of adultery, savagely persecute Baha'is, Christians, Kurds and Sunnis, jails and brutalizes journalists and political opponents, backs Shiite militias in Iraq that are engaged in ethnic cleansing, bombed a Jewish community center in distant Argentina, threatens to annihilate Israel on an almost daily basis, and executes poets for "waging war on God."

No mention by the Times how the so-called "moderate" president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, informed his countrymen in 2013 that he had lulled the West into complacency while radically expanding Iran's nuclear weapons development program,

Needless to say, also no mention by the Times that whereas Obama promised "anywhere, anytime" inspections, we now have "where necessary, when necessary" inspections. What does this mean? A forum must be convened to adjudge whether IAEA inspectors should be given access to sites where illicit Iranian activity is suspected. This in turn means that anything illicit can be cleaned up or moved long before IAEA inspectors arrive at the scene of the crime, provided the mullahs decide to honor the terms of the agreement.

"[I]f Iran cheats, that will be detected early enough to respond, including by quickly reimposing sanctions or taking military action"? Europe, will be feasting on trade agreements after sanctions are removed, and it will be extremely loathe to reinstate those limitations. Moreover, the United States, under the leadership of the first invertebrate ever to occupy the Oval Office, does not have the gumption to undertake a military strike against Iran.

A pity we will never know who authored this noxious editorial.


  1. Intercepted email attachment sent to from BHO to BN last night:

  2. Helps to read the NYPost:

    "...The idea that it is now Iran and not Israel that poses an existential threat to Arabs receives almost daily confirmation with outlandish statements by Khomeinist leaders in Tehran. “Iran is trying to create a Persian Crescent as the core of its empire,” claims Lebanese Interior Minister Nihad Manshouq. “That now represents the principal threat faced by Arabs.”

    “Today, it is Iran and not Israel the Arabs ought to worry about,” says Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of the Afghan Hizb Islami (Islamic Party) who was sheltered, financed and armed by Tehran for decades. ..."

    [When Hekmatyar says that, it really does mean the Sunni-Shi'a civil war is ON. ]


  3. The Post Editorial Board: by Michael Rubin by John Podhoretz, taking aim at Schumer's dream of becoming the next Senate Minority Leader "...who’s fond of telling his fellow Jews that his family has been guarding the gates of Jerusalem for two millennia. ..."

    59 days to go...