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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Obama Lobbies for Nuclear Deal With Iran: What Isn't the President Telling Democrats?



"You shall have no other gods beside Me."

- Second Commandment (Exodus 20:3)

Obama and his minions are lobbying hard for the president's nuclear deal with Iran, and in furtherance of the agreement, we are being presented with lists of scientists for the deal, generals for the deal, Hollywood Jews for the deal, and now American rabbis for the deal. Hollywood Jews? American Rabbis? Of course! What does it matter that 78 percent of Israelis believe the nuclear deal will "endanger Israel" and 71 percent think the deal will "bring Iran closer to a military nuclear capability"? What does it matter that both Netanyahu and Israeli opposition leader Herzog both oppose the deal?

In a New York Times article entitled "Lobbying Fight Over Iran Nuclear Deal Centers on Democrats," Julie Hirschfeld Davis informs us:

"From his rented vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, President Obama has been making phone calls to Democratic members of Congress, trying to rally support for the nuclear deal with Iran that faces a vote next month.

'If you support the deal, we’d like you to make that clear,' he tells the lawmakers, according to a White House official who would describe the private calls only on condition of anonymity. 'And if you still have concerns, we want to be able to answer those questions.'"

Well, I'm willing to bet that Obama is not telling fellow Democrats that "Any individual, out of IAEA’s Inspection group, who is not approved by the Islamic Republic of Iran cannot enter the country as the agency’s inspector." After all, this would make a mockery of Obama's contention that the deal "contains the most comprehensive inspection and verification regime ever negotiated to monitor a nuclear program."

And then there is Obama's talking point concerning possible military options: "Even before taking office, I made clear that Iran would not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon on my watch, and it's been my policy throughout my presidency to keep all options, including possible military options, on the table to achieve that objective." However, as we are now being informed by Reuters's Sam Wilkin:

"Iran will sign a contract with Russia next week to buy four S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, the Iranian defence minister said on Tuesday, bringing Tehran closer to acquiring an advanced air defence capability.

Russian state arms producer Almaz-Antey in June said it would supply Iran with a modernised version of the S-300, among the world's most capable air defence systems, once a commercial agreement was reached."

Or in a nutshell, thanks to Russia, Obama's options will no longer be easily implementable, if at all.

Yes, the president has been lying, but why should that matter to acolytes of Obama, the omniscient and all-powerful, who always knows best.

3 comments:

  1. Today's talking points:
    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/251343-hawaii-dem-backs-iran-deal
    "Hawaiian Sen. Mazie Hirono (D) is putting her support behind the nuclear deal with Iran.

    The deal, Hirono said in a statement on Tuesday morning, means that Iran’s nuclear program “will be disabled for many years.”

    “While this agreement is not perfect, it has gained broad national and international support, including 29 top American nuclear scientists, of which six are Nobel laureates,” she added.
    “This agreement is the best option to halt Iran’s nuclear weapon program.” ..."

    Meanwhile, no more TR's 'big stick':

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/251197-navy-reducing-presence-in-persian-gulf

    "The nation’s most powerful symbol of strength and deterrence on the high seas won’t be in the Persian Gulf as much in the near future.

    Although the Navy has maintained at least one aircraft carrier in or near the Gulf for the last seven years, it is planning longer periods where there will be no carriers there at all.

    The reduced presence is happening as the U.S. prepares to enter into a nuclear deal with Iran, and White House and defense officials assure lawmakers, critics and allies that the military will keep up military pressure on the regime.

    In fact, if the nuclear deal makes it past Congress, it could enter into effect during a two-month gap without a carrier in the Persian Gulf. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is scheduled to leave the region sometime in October, and its replacement, the USS Harry S. Truman, won’t arrive there until later in the winter.
    ..."







    In fact, if the nuclear deal makes it past Congress, it could enter into effect during a two-month gap without a carrier in the Persian Gulf. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is scheduled to leave the region sometime in October, and its replacement, the USS Harry S. Truman, won’t arrive there until later in the winter.

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  2. Speaking of Hollywood, I'm waiting for the Sarah Connor-Arnold Schwarzenegger bus side ad stating very simply "Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day: This is a Bad Deal".
    Hold your smartphone up to the QR code, this is what viewers will see:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX9hL93HPMI&t=0m52s

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  3. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-schumers-iran-decision-played-with-senate-democrats

    "...But the White House and some of Schumer’s Democratic colleagues strongly urged him not to announce his opposition until late August or early September. ..."

    so far, no one noticed that Schumer's timing was just after revelation in NY Post of Khomenei's book that 'deals' with Palestine.

    Shame on Bruck & New Yorker for making this all about 'inside politics' and AIPAC.

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