U.S. Concessions Handing Iran a Clear Path to Nuclear Bomb

The Obama administration is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran that leaves the Islamic Republic a year away from obtaining a nuclear bomb and which, according to experts, gives the United States insufficient leverage to dismantle Tehran’s nuclear infrastructure.

As negotiations with Iran hit a critical juncture, U.S. officials and policy experts from across the spectrum are warning that the Obama administration is poised to agree to a deal that all but guarantees Tehran the ability to build a nuclear bomb.

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  • Thinking From First Principles

    The Iranian approach has always been taqqiyah. When asked explicitly if they are building a bomb they never answer yes/no. They state ‘Our nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.’ Which would of course include the use of nuclear weapons as part extending and defending the Dar al Islam – what could be more peaceful in purpose than to defend and extend the House of Peace/Submission? Unfortunately the people asking the questions are not savvy in the art of taqqiyah and so do not know how to recognize the half-truth and pose a line of unambiguous yes/no questions, and then insist on strict yes/no answers.

    • The Iranians are practicing taqqiya to deceive the West.

      Obama is also practicing taqqiya to deceive the country he is president of.

      Obama the Islamic Manchurian Candidate.

  • FactsWillOut

    Iranians, being Persians, have the smarts to build a bomb. Also, being Persians, they have no desire to be led by mad clerics. If they get the bomb and launch it, it will not strike the intended target, Israel’s expertise and Iran’s social structure can guarantee this.

  • hidden

    When is the next election?

    Heaven help America. The Christian heaven. That is..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What Netanyahu said.

    • FactsWillOut

      Bibi only comes whining for help.
      He has nukes, he should deal with his national security threats with or without US help.

      • Just a thought

        Simple minds = simple solutions.

        Sadly, it’s a bit more complicated.
        http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191966#.VPdNXeGu4Xg

        And he isn’t “whining.” He’s sending an urgent alert, because America will soon be as vulnerable as Israel.
        http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/us-usa-iran-israel-idUSBRE9920PH20131003

        • FactsWillOut

          1. If the USA shoots down an IAF plane, the USA is attacking a sovereign nuclear power, and should expect the ramifications of such an act. Also, this is just more reason for Israel to act in their own yard.
          2. If America is vulnerable, that’s America’s problem, and Iran is a long way from true ICBM ability. It’s actually easier to put a man in orbit than to hit a target with an ICBM.

          Again, Bibi should man up instead of making pretty noises.

          Bibi is just another pussified western stooge, scared to act decisively, compared to Begin.

          These days, it seems that folk value rhetoric more than deeds.

          • Just a thought

            Again, Bibi should man up instead of making pretty noises.

            Yes, BUT, with Leftists as powerful as they are, his options are limited. Throw going to war with America into the mix, and the outcome wouldn’t be pretty.

            Bibi is just another pussified western stooge, scared to act decisively, compared to Begin.

            The “good” news is that Bibi is probably the most courageous Western leader today. Sadly, the “bad” news is, as you said.

            These days, it seems that folk value rhetoric more than deeds.

            Again, sadly, yes.

            But, again, he’s saying what needs to be said, and if his speaking can help Americans see their leadership for the charlatans they are, I’m all for it.

  • Just a thought

    OK, you can have a nuclear bomb for your birthday. But are you sure you wouldn’t rather have a pony?

  • Hard Little Machine

    The upside to dealing with crazy Iranians is that they’re nearly impossible to do business with. The key reason their progress so far has been slow is because Iranians have a deep cultural bias to constantly argue and rehash and renegotiate and change every single deal. Even the ones they’re win. Especially the ones they win. If you ever want to see a deal with Iranians go south, give them what they demand. They will ALWAYS come back screaming for a better deal or different deal.

    What most people don’t realize it that first it was the Americans who dealt with the Shah over nuclear power in the 70’s. They couldn’t get it done. Then in the 1980’s it was the Germans who came to Iran offering to build it for them. After a decade of screwing around they gave up and went home. Then the newly unemployed Russians showed up to take up the work where the Germans stopped. And being Russians they have their own bias which is to not give a shit if the job ever gets done or how well. So here we are 20 years later and the Iranians are still rehaggling and screaming about their deals and the Russians just lower their heads like cattle and keep plodding.