May 18, 2010
Obama's post American World vs. Iran's nuclear new world order' - War on the horrizon?Topics: Political News and commentaries
Scary stuff: Thanks to the Obama administration's naive, hapless, foreign policy, Iran is on the verge of developing, fielding, and likely using nuclear weapons - either as a threat to hold over the West, attack Israel, give to fellow Islamic terrorists, or more likely, all three. And at this point it's clear that the Obama administration will remain clueless until the s**t hits the fan. As Moshe Beker recently suggested at Haaretz that Iran's Ahmadinejad has been playing Obama for a fool - Obama is faltering at Ahmadinejad's trapeze act.
As Pamella Geller notes:
Iran is on the march. War is coming. Nothing happens for decades and decades happen in a day. This is a horror. Betrayed and routed by our own leadership.Meet the leaders of Iran's nulclear new world order:
(From left to right, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, joined hands after signing a nuclear fuel swap deal, in Tehran on Monday) - H/t - Pam Geller
The back story to these disastrous developments are well documented in Pam's new book coming out in July: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America .
From the WSJ: Iran's Nuclear Coup (Emphasis added):
What a fiasco. That's the first word that comes to mind watching Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raise his arms yesterday with the leaders of Turkey and Brazil to celebrate a new atomic pact that instantly made irrelevant 16 months of President Obama's "diplomacy." The deal is a political coup for Tehran and possibly delivers the coup de grace to the West's half-hearted efforts to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.Continue reading ...
Full credit for this debacle goes to the Obama Administration and its hapless diplomatic strategy. Last October, nine months into its engagement with Tehran, the White House concocted a plan to transfer some of Iran's uranium stock abroad for enrichment. If the West couldn't stop Iran's program, the thinking was that maybe this scheme would delay it. The Iranians played coy, then refused to accept the offer.
But Mr. Obama doesn't take no for an answer from rogue regimes, and so he kept the offer on the table. As the U.S. finally seemed ready to go to the U.N. Security Council for more sanctions, the Iranians chose yesterday to accept the deal on their own limited terms while enlisting the Brazilians and Turks as enablers and political shields. "Diplomacy emerged victorious today," declared Brazil's President Luiz InÃ¡cio Lula da Silva, turning Mr. Obama's own most important foreign-policy principle against him.
The double embarrassment is that the U.S. had encouraged Lula's diplomacy as a step toward winning his support for U.N. sanctions. Brazil is currently one of the nonpermanent, rotating members of the Security Council, and the U.S. has wanted a unanimous U.N. vote. Instead, Lula used the opening to triangulate his own diplomatic solution. In her first game of high-stakes diplomatic poker, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leaving the table dressed only in a barrel.
So instead of the U.S. and Europe backing Iran into a corner this spring, Mr. Ahmadinejad has backed Mr. Obama into one. America's discomfort is obvious. In its statement yesterday, the White House strained to "acknowledge the efforts" by Turkey and Brazil while noting "Iran's repeated failure to live up to its own commitments." The White House also sought to point out differences between yesterday's pact and the original October agreements on uranium transfers.
Good luck drawing those distinctions with the Chinese or Russians, who will now be less likely to agree even to weak sanctions. Having played so prominent a role in last October's talks with Iran, the U.S. can't easily disassociate itself from something broadly in line with that framework.
Under the terms unveiled yesterday, Iran said it would send 1,200 kilograms (2,646 lbs.) of low-enriched uranium to Turkey within a month, and no more than a year later get back 120 kilograms enriched from somewhere else abroad. This makes even less sense than the flawed October deal. In the intervening seven months, Iran has kicked its enrichment activities into higher gear. Its estimated total stock has gone to 2,300 kilograms from 1,500 kilograms last autumn, and its stated enrichment goal has gone to 20% from 3.5%.
If the West accepts this deal, Iran would be allowed to keep enriching uranium in contravention of previous U.N. resolutions. Removing 1,200 kilograms will leave Iran with still enough low-enriched stock to make a bomb, and once uranium is enriched up to 20% it is technically easier to get to bomb-capable enrichment levels.
As we've previously written, clearly, the most left-wing government in American history is bent on caving-in to the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism - now with a new terrorist Defense Minister with aggressive intentions, and opening the door wide open to the world living under the threat of terrorism - on nuclear steroids.
That "hope and change" BS isn't working out so well.
Posted by Richard at May 18, 2010 7:13 PM
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