ACT! For America, By Brigitte Gabriel:
Iran has not yet tested an atomic bomb, but there is already fallout from the deal on nuclear technology that President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, John Kerry, have cut with the genocidal mullahocracy in Iran.
Ironically, our best hope for this agreement falling apart comes from Tehran, not Washington, DC.
The Iranians have already publicly interpreted the agreement to bestow upon them an inherent right to enrich uranium, something that Kerry specifically denies. On top of that, the agreement was evidently so sloppily written that there are loopholes that allow the Iranians to carry out sensitive, military-related nuclear work off of specific, known nuclear sites without being in violation of the agreement and, most ominously, without International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) oversight.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who actually has no real authority over the nation’s national security policy, made it clear in an interview with the Financial Times that Iran has no intention of cutting back on any aspect of its nuclear program:
Despite this, Iran still gets billions of dollars in financial incentives in the form of eased sanctions. On top of this, Iran will enjoy a literal bonanza in the form of increased oil exports, which could result in an additional $18 billion per year in oil revenue due to the deal:
No wonder observers are calling the deal a “surrender.” Mark Steyn has one of the best commentaries along these lines over on National Review…
|In Geneva, the participants came to the talks with different goals: The Americans and Europeans wanted an agreement; the Iranians wanted nukes. Each party got what it came for. Before the deal, the mullahs’ existing facilities were said to be within four to seven weeks of nuclear “breakout”; under the new constraints, they’ll be eight to nine weeks from breakout. In return, they get formal international recognition of their enrichment program, and the gutting of sanctions — and everything they already have is, as they say over at Obamacare, grandfathered in.|
Two decades of work by Republicans and Democrats alike have been thrown into the trash bin by the Obama-Kerry-Ayatollahs deal. There is no longer any economic pressure on Iran to change its behavior and the Iranians have made it clear that they have no intention of changing that behavior. The Israelis, who have been on the receiving end of Iranian-sponsored terrorism and direct Iranian threats, are understandably outraged:
|Unnamed Israeli officials denounced US President Barack Obama on Friday night for presiding over failed negotiations with Iran under which, they said, the sanctions pressure on Tehran is collapsing and the Islamic Republic has been granted the right to enrich uranium. The entire wall of sanctions, painstakingly constructed over years, is already crumbling and “will collapse within months,” the officials were quoted as saying.http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-officials-denounce-obama-for-giving-iran-right-to-enrich-destroying-sanctions/|
Key Iranian officials agree with Israel’s assessment. They are, however, celebrating. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of Iran’s Majlis (similar to a parliament, but with no real authority) Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, has overtly declared victory as a result of the deal with Obama and Kerry:
|“…the Islamic Republic controls all aspects of nuclear science, from A-Z, from the very beginning all the way to uranium enrichment…After ten years, we have emerged victorious over the West.”http://www.memri.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/4054.htm|
To add insult to injury, it is now being reported that, as part of the months long negotiation between the Ayatollahs and the Obama administration, the US has released a top Iranian scientist, Mojtaba Atarodi, who had been arrested in 2011 for attempting to acquire equipment that could be used for Iran’s military-nuclear programs.
In other words, Obama is releasing nuclear experts to go back and work for Iran, and in return we cannot even win the release of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. By the way, so much for the idea that the US does not negotiate with terrorists. The Obama administration has made it a commonplace practice…
Speaking of terrorism, the nuclear agreement makes no mention whatsoever of Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism, as has been documented by the US State Department for many years:
Nor does the deal address Iran’s very active ballistic missile program, which has no possible peaceful application:
Unfortunately, the so-called mainstream media is in the tank for Obama and their reporting has had a great influence on public opinion on the nuclear deal with the Ayatollahs. Polls show a decisive majority of Americans in favor of the deal.
As America’s leading grassroots national security organization, it is vital that ACT for America and its hundreds of thousands of members educate the public about the true nature of this deal and express our opinions to elected officials.
- Iranian Nuke Deal: An Islamist Victory (frontpagemag.com)
Paving the way for a nuclear Iran (centerforsecuritypolicy.org)
- Ex-CIA chief: Iran far too close to nuclear weapon (ynetnews.com)