John Kerry and most of the world are determined to go full-Chamberlain on Iran, and the late-breaking “deal” in Geneva over the country’s nuclear program proves it. Compare the headline of The Washington Post’s write-up on the nuclear agreement — ‘Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal’ — with the reality already playing out.
Not long after the accord was reached, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the deal recognizes Tehran’s “right” to maintain an enrichment program.
Rouhani said, “Let anyone make his own reading, but this right is clearly stated in the text of the agreement that Iran can continue its enrichment, and I announce to our people that our enrichment activities will continue as before.”
But Kerry said in response on Sunday that the deal does not recognize a “right to enrich.”
“There is no inherent right to enrich,” Kerry said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And everywhere in this particular agreement it states that they could only do that by mutual agreement, and nothing is agreed on until everything is agreed on.”
Ouch. This sounds more like a “deal” that does nothing but give a number of nations more cover with which to blame Israel when it takes military action against a threat to its very existence. Could it get any worse? Yes.
“There’s nothing built on trust,” Kerry said. “You don’t have to trust the people you’re dealing with, you have to have a mechanism put in place whereby you know exactly what you’re getting and you know exactly what they’re doing. … We’ve done arms control agreements in other parts of the world. … You don’t trust. It’s not based on trust. It’s based on verification.”
So the deal is so vague that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says it recognizes the country’s “right” to enrich uranium while Kerry says it does no such thing — but yet we’re supposed to believe it includes mechanisms that telegraph to the U.S. “exactly” what’s going on? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a sane man in a largely-insane world, doesn’t buy it for a second.
Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that “what was achieved yesterday in Geneva is not a historic agreement but rather a historic mistake.”
Speaking later at a ceremony in Jerusalem, he said that the more details emerged on the deal, “the more it becomes clear how bad the deal is for Israel, the region and the world.”
“Iran gets billions of dollars in sanction relief without paying an actual price,” said Netanyahu. “Iran gets written permission to breach UN Security Council” resolutions.
Sadly, the sane man in an insane world is insane. While the world deludes itself into believing it can play Patty Cake with Holocaust denying nut-jobs who are on record as saying they seek to erase Israel from existence, Netanyahu plugs away. While the world seems to be living in its own version of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento,’ Netanyahu’s memory is quite sound.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — New intelligence the U.N. atomic agency plans to release on alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran is fabricated, the Iranian foreign minister said Saturday.
Diplomats have told The Associated Press that the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to reveal intelligence in the coming week suggesting Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead, as well as other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms.
The world needs a scapegoat for its own impotence in the face of Holocaust-denying monsters. What better scapegoat than the targets of said aggression? When Israel defends itself — and it will — prepare for the world to collectively howl at its true saviors.