The impending Iranian nuclear agreement – Obama’s next “Bergdahl” moment
To use that proverbial phrase, ‘just when you think it can’t get any worse….,” we’re learning that US negotiators in Lausanne, have caved in to the Iranians on a most important front. From The Washington Free Beacon March 27:
U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.
Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.
This type of concession would allow Iran to continue work related to its nuclear weapons program, even under the eye of international inspectors. If Iran removes inspectors—as it has in the past—it would be left with a nuclear infrastructure immune from a strike by Western forces.
“Instead of ensuring that Iran answers all the outstanding questions about the past and current military dimensions of their nuclear work in order to obtain sanctions relief, the U.S. is now revising down what they need to do,” said the source. “That is a terrible mistake—if we don’t have a baseline to judge their past work, we can’t tell if they are cheating in the future, and if they won’t answer now, before getting rewarded, why would they come clean in the future?”
The United States is now willing to let Iran keep many of its most controversial military sites closed to inspectors until international sanctions pressure has been lifted, according to sources.
This disclosure follows on the heels of the recent declassification of documents detailing Israel’s nuclear program, (which neither the White House or State Dept., apparently aware in advance, did nothing to stop); the crumbling of events in Yemen, resulting in military action taken by the Saudis, who may soon be joined by Egypt; the US now relegated to flying backup air raids over Tikrit to support Iranian-led Shiite militias; 200,000 dead and counting in Syria; Libya falling into the radical Islam camp.
In other words, you have the elements of a disastrous foreign policy on a scale we’ve never seen before, that is setting the long-term path for World War III and potential nuclear annihilation in the decades to come. For a much better understanding of what the negotiations are about, and why the angst being felt over them by so many, I refer to you, “A Dummy’s Guide to a Possible Nuclear Deal with Iran.”
These current negotiations and our foreign policy in general are all being conducted by the same Administration nimrods (I can’t be any kinder) and our Commander-in-Chief, who gave us Bowe Bergdahl trade. And what a deal that turned out to be. Five top Taliban commanders released and six dead Americans who searched for Bergdahl in exchange for Bergdahl, an Army deserter. Excuse me, alleged deserter.
So, we’re now on the road to nuclear proliferation in a region whose description as a tinderbox is an understatement. New alliances are being formed because countries in the region can no longer count on the United States to have their back. We’ve left a vacuum in a region which is being filled by Iran and ISIS, and to quote Netanyahu in his Congressional speech:
“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.”
Captain Obama at the helm of the good ship, United States, is turning it into a 21st century version of the Pequod. Unfortunately, the American crew is along for the ride.