Obama about to make deal with Iran


Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.

Whose side is Obama on? Kerry today informed the Israel government that the U.S. and Iran are close to a deal that Israel calls “incomprehensibly” bad and will do nothing to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

Earlier Friday, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel that the terms of the looming agreement were “incomprehensibly” bad and rejected the Obama administration’s contention that it would keep the regime a year away from accumulating enough fissile material for a bomb.

Estimating that a framework deal would indeed be signed soon, and that a full agreement would follow in June, this official lamented the US-led negotiators’ apparent readiness to remove sanctions without Iran being required to halt its global terrorist activities, and listed a host of areas in which Tehran was working against American, Israeli and moderate Arab interests without being made to pay a price. “The deal is bad because of its readiness to remove sanctions without any American demand from Iran to stop the terror,” the official said. “I estimate that we will have a framework deal soon, and after that a full agreement in June. This is incomprehensible.” [emphasis mine]

The interesting thing here is that both parties in Congress have express loud opposition to this deal and have voted repeatedly to continue sanctions against Iran.

Share

3 comments

  • Paul Hosea

    In a strange way, this may help Middle East peace. The gulf states and Saudi Arabia are nearly as afraid of Iran as Israel is. Many other factions in the reason share their suspicions. If we make a deal with Iran, it may force Israel and the above parties to start working together against their common enemy. Unfortunately, they will also have a common betrayer- the United States of America.

    Obama doesn’t seem to see that making Iran our friend will allienate everyone in the Middle East that hates Iran. That is, just about all our friend in the region. Seems like a poor trade to me.

  • Cotour

    As a general rule you never empower your enemy, which from my point of view is exactly what Obama is endeavoring to do. However to your point, Obama’s actions of empowerment will tend to change the existing power balance paradigm and create a new unforeseeable balance.

    What ever that new balance and what ever the new alliances in the region might become it remains to be seen if it will result in more chaos in the short term and a uneasy peace in the long term? All unknowns and cause for great concern in this game that is so explosive.

    A dangerous experiment for those close to ground zero who will pay in blood for the casual, secret and possibly not written down negotiation details and agreements. In general I do not put a lot of faith in this administration and their known Leftist philosophy to stumble into real meaningful peace in such a weak and duplicitous way.

    These are some of the consequences to American elections, lets hope that the American people are able to get it together and do better next election cycle.

    PS: Who knows what these agreements will push Israel into believing that they must strategically do before Iran achieves nuclear weapon capability? I must believe that what ever this leftist president and his Leftist Secretary of State Kerry threatens they may well take matters into their own hands and let it loose while they believe that they still maintain some degree of tactical advantage. I would give that a high degree of probability to happen.

  • Cotour

    Another minor observation:

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/iran-powers-close-2-3-page-nuclear-deal-005722703.html

    A critical nuclear deal that may plunge the world into total chaos, what ever it says, is said to be 2 to 3 pages long, and the American Healthcare “law” is somewhere between 2 to 3 THOUSAND pages long.

    I find that very telling as well as disturbing. Any law written on more than 10 pages should be viewed as an attack on the freedoms of the people it is written to effect. 2 to 3 thousand page laws are only about one thing, confusion and the fashioning of the yoke of modern slavery, governmental control and socialist “Utopian” goals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *