THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS DEAD WRONG TO DEAL WITH IRAN!
By The Associated Press, May 1, 2015
Britain has told a UN panel of experts that it is aware of an "active Iranian nuclear procurement network" linked to two Iranian companies, raising new concerns as world powers began Thursday to work out the details of a possible comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
Two UN sources confirmed Thursday that Britain's warning on April 20 is included in a confidential report by the panel. The sources spoke on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it.
The warning names two companies, "Iran's Centrifuge Technology Company and Kalay Electric Company," but it gives no details. Both companies are under U.S. sanctions, and Kalay Electric Company is on the UN sanctions list.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters Thursday, "We remain concerned about their procurement, [that they have] taken steps to designate entities for procurement in the recent past."
She said the U.S. has ongoing discussions with the UN about the issue.
The Treasury Department in 2011 said the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company "plays a crucial role in Iran's uranium enrichment nuclear program. It is involved in the production of IR-1 centrifuges, the type of centrifuge Iran has used to enrich uranium and has used in facilities belonging to ... Kalaye Electric Company.
"The name 'Kalaye Electric' means 'electric goods,' implying that Iran kept the original name to help disguise the true purpose of the facility," the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security has written.
It added that when the International Atomic Energy Agency asked to inspect the site in 2003, Iran responded that it was a watch factory that also made a few centrifuge components."
ALSO REPORTED BY REUTERS <HERE>.
AS I ASKED BEFORE IN A PREVIOUS BLOG, WHY, AFTER THE RECOGNIZED LEADERS OF IRAN HAVE INCESSANTLY CALLED FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF BOTH AMERICA AND ISRAEL, AS RECENTLY AS LAST MONTH, DID THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TURN AGAINST AMERICA'S ONLY REAL ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ISRAEL, AND GO AHEAD WITH PLANS TO SUBMIT TO IRAN'S DEMANDS FOR ANY DEAL, NUCLEAR OR OTHERWISE?
WHAT DOES ANYONE GAIN EXCEPT IRAN?
IT WAS A SHOCK TO MANY WHEN NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA, IN A SPEECH IN CAIRO IN 2009, ACKNOWLEDGED TO THE WORLD THAT AMERICA HAD INDEED OVERTHROWN A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED 'PRIME MINISTER' OF IRAN, THE ILL-FATED .
IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH PUBLIC AND FULL ADMISSION BY A U.S. PRESIDENT.
THE GOP AND ALL IN ITS CORNER WENT TO BAT TO DISPEL THE ADMISSION AND THE CFR DID A VERY LENGTHY PIECE BLAMING IT ALL ON THE BRITISH.
BUT HERE'S ANOTHER THING I FIND UNTHINKABLE, ANOTHER QUIET MOVE BY OBAMA...PAYMENTS TO IRAN, WHAT IS BEING CALLED A "RELEASE OF FROZEN IRANIAN ASSETS"... BEGINNING IN DECEMBER OF 2014 AND EXTENDING TO JANUARY, 2015 (AS FAR AS WE CAN DETERMINE, THAT IS), THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AIDED AND ABETTED BY A COMPLICIT SECT ON CAPITOL HILL, SENT IRAN THREE PAYMENTS OF AT LEAST $419 MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS EACH TIME, AND WILL HAVE GIVEN IRAN $11.9 BILLION, BILLION WITH A "B", BY THE END OF JUNE, 2015.
“Iran received $4.2 billion in similar payments under the 2013 interim agreement with the United States and was then given another $2.8 billion by the Obama administration last year in a bid to keep Iran committed to the talks through November, when negotiators parted ways without reaching an agreement.
Iran will have received a total of $11.9 billion in cash assets by the end of June if current releases continue on pace as scheduled.”
So the economic sanctions are being lifted and the Grand Ayatollah has demanded they end immediately.Our government is fine with that!
ALMOST $12 BILLION BACK IN IRAN'S POCKET?
OUR THANKS FOR CALLING FOR JIHAD AND COMPLETE ANNIHILATION OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL AND ENGLAND?
ALL ALONG, RUSSIA HAS BEEN ALL FOR IRAN, AS HAS CHINA TO A LESSER DEGREE.
FORBES TOOK A STAB AT EXPLAINING THE MYSTERY OF THIS INSANE DEAL WITH IRAN (FAIL!)
"When the preliminary stage of talks concluded positively, Moscow immediately announced an agreement to build 50 more nuclear power stations for Iran. This time around (April, 2015), they announced the sale of S-300 missiles [to Iran].
China never abided by the sanctions, becoming Teheran’s main trading partner in recent years. In essence, the sanctions gave China exclusive access to cheap Iranian oil. Iran was among the first nations to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. And now as a possible lifting of sanctions looms, the Chinese are piling it on.
What’s the plan here?
Moscow and Beijing seem determined to foul the nuclear entente with showy gestures of how it will rebound badly against the West.
What are they afraid of?
And why isn’t anyone in our media even wondering about these strident spasms of panic coming from the West’s rivals?
Here in Reuters is about the only place I could find a passing reference, actually by an Israeli op-ed contributor discussing Moscow’s missile sale and quoting a top Israeli diplomat asking “Why is Russia in such a hurry?” Answer, according to the diplomat: “There’s an interim deal and Russia worries that Iran will turn to the West and so for several months already they’re trying to pivot the Iranians toward them instead.”
That’s it. That’s the only allusion to the deal’s strategic threat for Russia or China.
Why is it such a threat to them? And if it is, surely Obama knows. Perhaps he even intends it. Here’s the thesis: It’s not about Iran’s nukes, or Iran per se, so much as Iran as a gateway to Central Asia. Look at the map. Iran acts as a geographical plug that bottles up all of Central Asia’s raw materials (Turkmen gas, Kazakh oil). Unplug Iran, turn it into a conduit for the Westward flow of Silk Road trade from the ‘Stans, and suddenly you’ve created a huge new headache for both Russia and China. Suddenly their own private backyard of supine satellite states might get rich and powerful and even, mirabile dictu, start acting all independent.
Iran under sanctions is just another Central Asian hostage to the Russo-Chinese.
Iran as a bridge for the great surge of trade reaps a windfall of multiple benefits. "
DO YOU TRULY BUY THAT?
IRAN WILL TURN TO THE CURSED, HATED, MARKED-FOR-DEATH WEST?
I HAVE TO SAY IT, SMILING...
"WHEN PIGS FLY!"
NOT IF THE U.S. GAVE THEM A BAZILLION DOLLARS EVERY SINGLE DAY AND KISSED THE AYATOLLAH'S SMELLY BUTT ON IRANIAN TV!
THAT JOKE OF A SENATOR, "LINSEED" GRAHAM IMAGINED, AS ONLY HE COULD, THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION KNOWS THAT IRAN'S ACQUIRING NUKES WILL MEAN "AMERICA CAN'T BULLY IRAN ANYMORE", SO, OBAMA WANTS TO STOP THEM FROM ACQUIRING NUCLEAR CAPABILITY BY...MAKING SURE THEY CAN???
"Graham added that the second regime goal is "influence", that "people listen to you" when you have a nuclear weapon. In other words, we cannot let Iran acquire nuclear weapons because if they get them, we can no longer attack them when we want to and can no longer bully them in their own region."
GRAHAM OFFERED HIS ASSESSMENT IN 2012 WHILE PRAISING OBAMA'S STANCE!
AS A U.S. SENATOR, DIDN'T HE KNOW WE WERE ALREADY RELEASING MILLIONS TO IRAN BACK THEN?
NOBODY CAN EVER ACCUSE GRAHAM OF HAVING VIABLE BRAIN CELLS.
HE WAS, HOWEVER, NOT THE ONLY ONE TO TOSS THIS NONSENSE OUT THERE.
"Several of these [small enemy nations] are intensely hostile to the United States and are arming to deter us from bringing our conventional or nuclear power to bear in a regional crisis."
In 2002, State Department official Philip Zelikow said that if Iraq were permitted to keep its WMDs, "they now can deter us from attacking them, because they really can retaliate against us."COME ON!
ONE NUKE, OR EVEN HALF A DOZEN NUKES, WOULD KEEP AMERICA FROM TURNING IRAN INTO A SEA OF GLASS?
LIKE HELL IT WOULD!
IRAN WON'T HAVE A WEAPON CAPABLE OF STRIKING AMERICA FOR MANY MOONS!
IF THEY STRUCK ANYWHERE IN THAT REGION, I MUST BELIEVE WASHINGTON WOULD SEE THAT AS "GRAVY"...A LITTLE NUCLEAR FALLOUT ALL OVER THE BIG SANDLOT OVER THERE?
THAT WOULD BE GREAT FOR AMERICA!
Britain was NOT on board for this American/Iran deal before this latest news broke.
Nobody in their right mind would trust Iran (or the U.S., for that matter), and yet with allies warning them not to go ahead, Kerry is busier than a beaver running to and fro, bowing and scraping to whatever demands Iran comes up with, but our government is NOT forthcoming with what all they have caved-in on and what other insanity might be agreed on before the June 30 deadline.
ONE VOICE OF ALMOST REASON HAS BEEN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE:
" Iran's goal has not been to merely get a nuclear bomb. It wants to acquire the bomb while ensuring the survival of its regime.
That is why the world needs to wait and give the existing sanctions more time. These sanctions have already caused significant damage to Iran's economy and are the very reason the Iranians came to the table in the first place. If the sanctions remain, Iran's regime will not be able to survive for long.
But, we are told, Iran will never forfeit its military nuclear program.
What seems impossible today is possible tomorrow if we are just willing to have patience, to wait and keep up the pressure.
Iran must face an either-or decision: either give up its nuclear bomb program or give up its economy. It can't have both."
WOULDN'T THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION KNOW THIS?
OR, IS THERE SOMETHING MORE, SOMETHING 'DEEPER' THAT WASHINGTON KNOWS THAT WE, THE PEOPLE, DON'T KNOW?
IRAN HAS LIED AND BEEN CAUGHT LYING FOR DECADES ABOUT DAMNED NEAR EVERYTHING.
IT'S "SUPREME RULER" IS A PSYCHOPATH WHO HATES EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE THAT HE CANNOT CONTROL.
HIS FREQUENT VENOMOUS SPEECHES SHOW US, OR SHOULD, THAT HE'D STOP AT NOTHING TO ERASE ALL WHO DO NOT SUBMIT TO ISLAM FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
THAT "SUPREME RULER" TITLE MAY HAVE WARPED HIS MIND.
WOULD HE SACRIFICE HIS ENTIRE NATION FOR THE CHANCE TO OBLITERATE ISRAEL AND "THE GREAT SATAN" (AMERICA) WITH A NUCLEAR WEAPON?
IF HE HAD A HIDING HOLE DEEP ENOUGH TO SAVE HIMSELF FROM RETALIATORY NUCLEAR STRIKES, MOST CERTAINLY HE WOULD!
HE DID, AFTER ALL, DECLARE JIHAD AGAINST ALL THE NON-MUSLIM WORLD.
HAS IRAN STOPPED SUPPORTING TERRORISTS?
HAS ANY NATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHO PREVIOUSLY DID SO STOPPED?
WHY DOESN'T KERRY MENTION THAT IN HIS "REPORTS" ON THE 'PROGRESS' OF THIS WACKY DEAL?
IN THE VERY MIDST OF 'WHEELING AND DEALING', IRAN HAS ALREADY UNVEILED IN MARCH THIS YEAR A NEW LONG-RANGE MISSILE, CAPABLE OF REACHING ANY NATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND ANY AMERICAN TROOPS IN THOSE NATIONS.
THE 'SOUMAR' MISSILE APPEARS TO BE THE IRANIAN COPY OF A MISSILE IRAN OBTAINED FROM THE UKRAINE IN 2001, A RUSSIAN-MADE Kh-55 CRUISE MISSILE.
IF IT IS SUCH A COPY, THEN ITS RANGE WOULD BE BETWEEN 2,000 AND 3,000 KILOMETERS, 1,242 TO 1,864 MILES.
'JANE'S' ESTIMATED THE RANGE AT ABOUT 2,500 KILOMETERS, 1.553 MILES.
"The Kh-55 was developed as a nuclear-capable, air-launched design and was typically carried by one of the Russian Air Force's strategic delivery platforms, either the Tupolev Tu-95 or the Tu-160. Iran possesses no such large bombers, hence the need to produce the missile in a ground-launched configuration."
AND WHO BUILT THIS?
IRAN'S "AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ORGANISATION", WHICH BRAGGED CONSIDERABLY ABOUT ITS "PINPOINT ACCURACY".
IRAN'S "SPACE PROGRAM" AT WORK!
NOW WE FIND THAT IRAN HAS CONTINUED BUYING WHAT IT NEEDS TO GO RIGHT ON ITS PATH TO BUILDING ITS FIRST NUCLEAR WEAPON.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BACK OFF THIS "DEAL"?
IF THE AYATOLLAH KILLS KERRY HIMSELF, I DON'T THINK THE OVAL OFFICE WILL CALL OFF THIS "KISS AND MAKE UP" SCHEME.
BUT, WHY NOT?
I STILL WANT TO KNOW THE REAL REASON FOR REMOVING THE SANCTIONS THAT JUST MIGHT KEEP IRAN FROM GETTING ITS DREAM...NUKES!
ONE OF THE MOST IDIOTIC GUESSES AT WHY OBAMA IS KISSING UP TO IRAN WAS THAT IT'S ALL BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS A SHI'ITE MUSLIM, AS IS OBAMA'S ADVISER, VALERIE JARRETT WHO WAS BORN IN IRAN.
EVEN IF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS AN ADMITTED SHIA CLERIC HE WOULD NOT TRY SOMETHING THAT OBVIOUS!
ONE THING NOBODY CAN HONESTLY ACCUSE BARACK OBAMA OF IS STUPIDITY.
NO, WHATEVER THE REAL REASON, IT IS SIMPLY UNKNOWN TO US FOR NOW.
WE WILL PERHAPS FIND OUT IF, HUGE IF, SOME BILLIONAIRE BUYS THE OVAL OFFICE FOR A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE NEXT 'PRETEND' ELECTION.
SHOULD THAT EVER HAPPEN, THE GOP WILL, I'M SURE, BE DELIGHTED TO REVEAL THE REAL REASON FOR THIS...UNLESS IT ALSO "OUTS" ONE OF THEIR OWN.
AFTER THIS WARNING FROM GREAT BRITAIN, NOTHING WILL CHANGE.
LOOKS LIKE THE U.S. IS DETERMINED TO GIVE IRAN WHATEVER IRAN WANTS, IN EXCHANGE FOR......WHAT?
TO DO SO IS INSANITY REDEFINED!