It ain’t because He is Black. It’s because He is deathly wrong.
Whether President Knows or does not, all He has to do is to lie about it.
President Obama has in recent weeks been exposed as an habitual liar. He lies as a matter of political policy. That characteristic of Obama and His administration had already become clear to many of us, but now even some in the “legitimate media” seem to be realizing it. He and His Administration lie and otherwise try to deceive — as a matter of policy –in the international as well as domestic sphere. Maybe that will have seriously adverse consequences for them (He is down in the polls), maybe it won’t. However, it clearly has, does and will have such consequences for us as well as for historic allies of the United States.
Iran and nukes
Iran has for years sought nuclear weapons and now they may well be within not only her reach but her grasp. An “historic” deal may be signed on November 8th giving Iran what she wants. When Secretary Kerry arrived on November 8th in Geneva to
lead a concerted diplomatic push to close an interim nuclear deal with Iran, . . . . he cautioned before plunging into negotiations, [that] “There are important gaps that have to be closed.”
Cutting short a tour of the Middle East to join European foreign ministers and their Iranian counterpart, Mr. Kerry sought to temper rising expectations of an imminent deal.
“I want to emphasize: there is not an agreement at this point in time,” Mr. Kerry told reporters at his hotel. “There are still some important issues on the table that are unresolved.”
We may, or may not, learn some or all of the details of the deal soon after it is signed. Although Iran appears willing — temporarily — to limit Uranium enrichment in exchange for reductions of sanctions, that seems likely to be the ploy of a skillful Persian rug merchant “negotiating” with a naive child. Iran has not given up on her quest to eliminate Israel and to increase her position of dominance in the Middle East. Iranian television recently broadcast a simulation of a nuclear attack on Israel.
Just to add another element, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attacks may be in the offing. Maybe Israel will do it unto Iran before Iran does it unto Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu — who presumably has been briefed on the terms of the proposed deal — has rejected it unequivocally.
Israel is not bound by any nuclear deal the West makes with Iran on its controversial nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday morning, at their third meeting in just 72 hours, ahead of Kerry’s trip to Geneva for continued nuclear talks with Iran in the framework of the P5+1 negotiations — a last-minute decision that suggests a deal could be imminent.
“I understand that the Iranians are walking around very satisfied in Geneva, as well they should be, because they got everything, and paid nothing. They wanted relief from sanctions after years of a grueling sanctions regime. They got that. They are paying nothing, because they are not reducing in any way their nuclear enrichment capability. So Iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal,” Netanyahu said. [Emphasis added.]
“This is a very bad deal. Israel utterly rejects it and what I am saying is shared by many, many in the region, whether or not they express it publicly. Israel is not obliged by this agreement and Israel will do everything it needs to defend itself, to defend the security of its people,” affirmed Netanyahu.
According to an article at The Daily
Pest Beast, sanctions have been diminishing since June when Iran’s “moderate” President, Rouhani, was elected.
“Sounds like Obama decided to enter the Persian nuclear bazaar to haggle with the masters of negotiation.” [Emphasis added.]
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The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September.
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One way Obama has pressured Iran is through isolating the country’s banks from the global financial sector, the networks that make modern international commerce possible. This in turn has led Iran to seek out front companies and cutouts to conduct routine international business, such as selling its crude oil.
In this cat and mouse game, the Treasury Department in recent years has routinely designated new entities as violators of sanctions, forcing Iran to adjust in turn. In the six weeks prior to the Iranian elections in June, the Treasury Department issued seven notices of designations of sanctions violators that included more than 100 new people, companies, aircraft, and sea vessels.
Since June 14, however, when Rouhani was elected, the Treasury Department has only issued two designation notices that have identified six people and four companies as violating the Iran sanctions. [Emphasis added.]
When an entity is designated as a sanctions violator it can be catastrophic. Banks and other investors almost never take the risk of doing business with the people and companies on a Treasury blacklist because of the potential reputational harm and the prospect they could lose access to U.S. financial markets.
According to post at Debka File,
Israel’s most painful lesson from the two-day Geneva conference on Iran’s nuclear program is that the man who guaranteed to defend Israel’s security, President Barack Obama, is now marching hand in hand with Tehran towards a nuclear-armed Iran. [Emphasis in original.]
I have not been greatly impressed with the accuracy of some of Debka Files‘ assessments. The present article is more persuasive than many. Did President Obama lie or simply “misspeak,” repeatedly? If Israel is destroyed by Iranian nukes or EMP weapons, will He say that He is sorry about it and regrets that Israel may have been confused by His repeated statements that He would not allow Iran to do it?
Friday morning, when US Secretary of State John Kerry was heading for Geneva to join Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for the final signing stage, it was still unclear what Iran is willing to concede.
This is because no one was ready to admit exactly what the agreed “freeze” applied to and how far it is from “dismantlement.” [Emphasis added.]
Iran had in fact already achieved all the makings of a nuclear bomb and was holding them in place ready for assembly. Uranium enrichment will furthermore continue although at a low grade.
At any moment, Tehran may decide to assemble those components and produce a bomb and has the capacity to do so before the US or Israel catch on to what is happening. [Emphasis added.]
The accord to be signed Friday elevates Iran automatically to the rank of a nuclear power, which already holds Syria, Iraq and Lebanon under its sway. The radical alliance binding Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syria’s Bashar Assad and Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah has triumphed. Israel fell down badly by trusting the Obama administration to break this axis up before it spreads more violence and havoc across the region. [Emphasis added.]
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Before coming to Jerusalem, the US Secretary visited Riyadh. But there was nothing much for him to discuss with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal, because both had accepted that there is no chance of turning the Obama administration from its chosen track which results in Iran enjoying the freedom to pursue a nuclear weapon amid progressively enhanced sanctions relief. [Emphasis added.]
What will the Saudis do?
On Jan. 1, 2013, Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and defense minister, traveled to Islamabad and commissioned Pakistan to build nuclear weapons for a multibillion fee. Those weapons were assembled in Pakistan and held ready for transfer to Saudi Arabia at a moment’s notice.
There have been denials by both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. However, the transactions make sense from the perspectives of both countries and seem likely to have occurred.
Last week, former Israeli Military Intelligence (AMAN) chief Amos Yadlin told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, “the Saudis will not wait one month. They have already paid for the bomb and will go to Pakistan and bring back what they need.”
So the countdown to a nuclear Saudi Arabia begins with the signing of the “interim” Iranian nuclear deal in Geneva. Its first result will be the deployment of a Sunni Muslim Arab nuke versus a Shiite Iranian bomb. Israel’s reputed nuclear program remains in its decades-old holding position. [Emphasis added.]
The burgeoning nuclear standoff will inject a further unstable element in the volatile Middle East.
Here is a YouTube video showing Prime Minister Netanuahu’s views on Secretary Kerry’s likely deal with Iran:
Israel and the “peace process”
The “peace process,” through which President Obama and Secretary Kerry seek to remove what they absurdly claim to be the greatest source of instability in the Middle East by forcing Israel to give up territory to the “Palestinians” and to make nice with jailed Islamic terrorists, will not work well for Israel or the region.
In an extremely unusual joint interview with Israel’s Channel 2 and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, a very frustrated Kerry basically blamed the Israeli government for stealing the Palestinians’ land and the Israeli public for living in bubble that prevents them from caring much about it. If that wasn’t enough, he railed against the untenability of the Israel Defense Forces staying “perpetually” in the West Bank. In warning that a violent Palestinian leadership might supplant Mahmoud Abbas if there was not sufficient progress at the peace table, he appeared to come perilously close to empathizing with potential Palestinian aggression against Israel.
“If we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis,” Kerry warned early in the interview, “if we do not find a way to find peace, there will be an increasing isolation of Israel [and an] increasing campaign of delegitimization of Israel.
“If we do not resolve the question of settlements,” he continued more dramatically, “and the question of who lives where and how and what rights they have; if we don’t end the presence of Israeli soldiers perpetually within the West Bank, then there will be an increasing feeling that if we cannot get peace with a leadership that is committed to non-violence, you may wind up with leadership that is committed to violence.”
He later elaborated, expressing apparently growing dismay over continued Israeli settlement expansion: “How, if you say you’re working for peace and you want peace, and a Palestine that is a whole Palestine that belongs to the people who live there, how can you say we’re planning to build in a place that will eventually be Palestine? So it sends a message that perhaps you’re not really serious.” That was a critique that will have resonated widely among those many Israelis, and critics from outside, who have long argued that Israel should limit any settlement building to areas it envisages seeking to retain in a permanent accord.
Kerry seemed to place the blame for the failure to make rapid and major progress in negotiations overwhelmingly on Israel, with no acknowledgement — in his statements as broadcast Thursday — of two intifadas, relentless anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian territories, the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the constant rocket fire from the Strip. (It is important to note that Channel 2 aired only part of the full interview on Thursday. More is set to air Friday evening.) [Emphasis added.]
In lamenting the IDF’s presence in the West Bank, Kerry positioned himself directly opposite Netanyahu, for whom an ongoing Israeli security presence in the Jordan Valley is a stated crucial condition for an agreement. Perhaps more surprisingly, he showed no evident concern over the danger of a Hamas takeover in the West Bank were the IDF to withdraw, disregarding a widely held concern — borne of the rapid ease with which Hamas swept Abbas’s forces aside in Gaza in 2007 — that the official Palestinian Authority forces alone would not be able to hold sway. [Emphasis added.]
His comments, which indicated an assessment that Israelis are unrealistic about where the region is heading, seemed particularly bitter. “The alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos. I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?” Kerry asked rhetorically, before lashing out at ordinary Israelis. “I know there are people who have grown used to this,” he said referring to the current relatively peaceful stalemate. “And particularly in Israel. Israel says, ‘Oh we feel safe today. We have the wall, we’re not in a day-to-day conflict, we’re doing pretty well economically.’
“Well, I’ve got news for you,” he said, apparently addressing the Israeli public. “Today’s status quo will not be tomorrow’s or next year’s. Because if we don’t resolve this issue, the Arab world, the Palestinians, neighbors, others, are going to begin again to push in a different way.” [Emphasis added.]
President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the rest of the Obama Administration are not friends of peace, of freedom or of Israel. Israel seems to realize it — and to be increasingly emphatic concerning its realization — as the foreign policy kerfuffle which is Obama continues to worsen and hence to become increasingly dangerous. Perhaps President Obama is trying to show Russian President Putin who is “boss.” If that is His goal, He is succeeding and it is not Obama. If it were, things would be even worse than they are.
According to Michael Crowley at Time Swampland,
As the international community nears a possible interim nuclear deal with Iran that would lay the groundwork for a larger breakthrough agreement, Barack Obama’s biggest diplomatic challenge may come not from the Iranians, but from the Israelis, whose prime minister is warning that Tehran is about to make a sucker out of America.
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It’s not clear whether Netanyahu’s angry response might be giving Obama administration pause about advancing towards a deal it appears eager to strike. “Any critique of the deal is premature,” a White House spokesman said Thursday. But as a larger, long-term deal between the U.S. and Iran comes into clearer focus, it seems that Netanyahu is just getting started.
I certainly hope that PM Netanyahu, one of the world’s few remaining voices of sanity, is being heard and that his views will be seriously considered.