Skip to comments.16 reasons nuke deal is an Iranian victory and a Western catastrophe
Posted on 07/14/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT by newgeezer
Op-ed: Has Iran agreed to anywhere, anytime inspections, an end to R&D on faster centrifuges, and the dismantling of its key nuclear sites? No, no, and no
Irans President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unsurprisingly hailed the nuclear agreement struck with US-led world powers, and derided the failed efforts of the warmongering Zionists. His delight, Irans delight, is readily understandable.
The agreement legitimizes Irans nuclear program, allows it to retain core nuclear facilities, permits it to continue research in areas that will dramatically speed its breakout to the bomb should it choose to flout the deal, but also enables it to wait out those restrictions and proceed to become a nuclear threshold state with full international legitimacy. Heres how.
1. Was the Iranian regime required, as a condition for this deal, to disclose the previous military dimensions of its nuclear program to come clean on its violations in order both to ensure effective inspections of all relevant facilities and to shatter the Iranian-dispelled myth that it has never breached its non-proliferation obligations? No. (This failure, arguably the original sin of the Western negotiating approach, is expertly detailed here by Emily B. Landau.) Rather than exposing Irans violations, the new deal solemnly asserts that the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has failed to honor remains the cornerstone of ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The deal provides for a mechanism to address past and present issues of concern relating to its nuclear programme, but Iran has managed to dodge such efforts for years, and the deal inspires little hope of change in that area, blithely anticipating closing the issue in the next few months.
2. Has the Iranian regime been required to halt all uranium enrichment, including thousands of centrifuges spinning at its main Natanz enrichment facility? No. The deal specifically legitimizes enrichment under certain eroding limitations.
3. Has the Iranian regime been required to shut down and dismantle its Arak heavy water reactor and plutonium production plant? No. It will convert, not dismantle the facility, under a highly complex process. Even if it honors this clause, its commitment to no additional heavy water reactors or accumulation of heavy water in Iran will expire after 15 years.
4. Has the Iranian regime been required to shut down and dismantle the underground uranium enrichment facility it built secretly at Fordow? No. (Convert, not dismantle.)
5. Has the Iranian regime been required to halt its ongoing missile development? No.
6. Has the Iranian regime been required to halt research and development of the faster centrifuges that will enable it to break out to the bomb far more rapidly than is currently the case? No. The deal specifically legitimizes ongoing R&D under certain eroding limitations. It specifically provides, for instance, that Iran will commence testing of the fast IR-8 on single centrifuge machines and its intermediate cascades as soon as the deal goes into effect, and will commence testing of up to 30 IR-6 and IR-8 centrifuges after eight and a half years.
7. Has the Iranian regime been required to submit to anywhere, anytime inspections of any and all facilities suspected of engaging in rogue nuclear-related activity? No. Instead, the deal describes at considerable length a very protracted process of advance warning and consultation to resolve concerns.
8. Has the international community established procedures setting out how it will respond to different classes of Iranian violations, to ensure that the international community can act with sufficient speed and efficiency to thwart a breakout to the bomb? No.
9. Has the Iranian regime been required to halt its arming, financing and training of the Hezbollah terrorist army in south Lebanon? No. (This kind of non-nuclear issue was not discussed at the negotiations.)
10. Has the Iranian regime been required to surrender for trial the members of its leadership placed on an Interpol watch list for their alleged involvement in the bombing, by a Hezbollah suicide bomber, of the AMIA Jewish community center offices in Buenos Aires in 1994 that resulted in the deaths of 85 people? No. (This kind of non-nuclear issue was not discussed at the negotiations.)
11. Has the Iranian regime undertaken to close its 80 estimated cultural centers in South America from which it allegedly fosters terrorist networks? No. (This kind of non-nuclear issue was not discussed at the negotiations.)
12. Has the Iranian leadership agreed to stop inciting hatred among its people against Israel and the United States and to stop its relentless calls for the annihilation of Israel? No. (This kind of non-nuclear issue was not discussed at the negotiations.)
13. Has the Iranian regime agreed to halt executions, currently running at an average of some three a day, the highest rate for 20 years? No. (This kind of non-nuclear issue was not discussed at the negotiations.)
14. Does the nuclear deal shatter the painstakingly constructed sanctions regime that forced Iran to the negotiating table? Yes.
15. Will the deal usher in a new era of global commercial interaction with Iran, reviving the Iranian economy and releasing financial resources that Iran will use to bolster its military forces and terrorist networks? Yes.
16. Does the nuclear deal further cement Irans repressive and ideologically rapacious regime in power? Yes.
No wonder Iran and its allies are celebrating. Nobody else should be.
0 reasons nuke deal is an Western victory and an Iranian catastrophe
Time will tell if this becomes a Kerry/Obama Neville Chamberlain moment. I hope all of us who fear that will be proven wrong. But hard to be optimistic about that.
0 gave them whatever they wanted. Have anything with the highly-paid iranian in the white house?
Iran Deal is just another item checked off on Obama’s Bucket List for the United States
The destruction of our country by this marxist piece of shit POTUS is near complete.
“Time will tell if this becomes a Kerry/Obama Neville Chamberlain moment.”
Which is what provoked me to write this this morning.
Everyone who voted for the bastard is a western catastrophe.
Time will tell if Obama/Kerry/Jarrett will be able to buy Life Insurance in the future
Well, all of Obola’s MidEastern allies like the deal.
And Obola’s MidEastern enemies (Israel, the UK, the US) are hurt and threatened by the deal .... SO what is the problem?
Solution? When the first nuclear bomb goes off over Jerusalem, the second nuclear bomb goes off over top of Mecca. The third goes off over Medina.
I suspect it will be a precision impact burst directly on the Kabaa in Mecca. 750 kilotons should do it very nicely. And then the follow-on 3 megatons to bust the city thoroughly.
And the fourth over DC. Good news is that we get to roast marshmallows over the burned ashes of the DC Cartel. Millions of Israelis have joined the Rebellion. And we have the big boy nukes.
Punking Iran’s Nuclear Negotiators in Vienna
God that is stupid! None of them need frikkin life insurance, they have secret service protection for life, and the best hospitals and doctors government money can buy. They never have to drive their own cars. They are all millionaires. Why would any of them need life insurance?
Six decades and the hunt for the Nazi continues. Why would anyone think to be untouchable, in regards to such perseverance.
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