Sunday, November 24, 2013

Iran deal is big victory for the radical left along with Rockefeller Republicans who destroyed the Republican Party thereby delivering the US to the radical left

11/23/13, "November 23, A Day that Will Live in Infamy," Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller

"How is such a dramatic reversal of American foreign policy for freedom possible? How is it that the opening shot of WWIII can go by with without outrage or at the very least, critical  analysis? 
The media, the most powerful political organization in America.

Israeli Minister of Finance Yair Lapid: "I can't understand the world's failure to notice the nineteen thousand Iranian centrifuges. We may be the only child in the room saying the king has no clothes but that's what we must do."
Obama's catastrophic failures would be not possible without a politically driven media
bent on advancing a pro-jihadist, leftist President....

USA Today proclaims "Obama takes historic shot with Iran deal" by Aamer Madhani (of course), 11/24/13: [Extra barf bags needed for following article -ed.]

"With the historic announcement out of Geneva on Saturday that Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions, President Obama scored one of the most unlikely — and potentially most meaningful — foreign policy victories of his time in office.
The capture of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs was thrilling and brought some closure to many Americans' collective grief over the Sept. 11 attacks, but the al-Qaeda leader posed a limited threat to American security after escaping Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in 2001.

By ending the Iraq War in his first term, Obama followed through on closing out an unpopular war and fulfilling a 2008 campaign pledge, but the endgame was inevitable and expected.

Just six months ago, it was close to fantasy for even some of the most optimistic Iran watchers that Tehran would be willing to come to the negotiation table with world powers, let alone the country it once deemed the "Great Satan."

This unlikely diplomatic route started with an exchange of letters between Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, this summer, followed with a telephone call between the two leaders earlier this year, and culminated with the agreement that was nailed down in the middle of the night in Geneva. (The White House also confirmed after the agreement was reached that senior administration officials secretly met on several occasions with Iranian officials in recent months.)

In his brief comments to Americans late Saturday to announce the interim agreement, Obama made clear that this was "just a first step" but an "important first step."

"Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure — a future in which we can verify that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful, and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon," Obama said.

It's also remarkable that the Obama administration appears to have gotten most of the concessions they were seeking from Iran going into the Geneva talks. That's evidence, the White House notes, that demonstrates that years of sanctions Obama and Congress pressed on Tehran did the trick.

The concessions by Iran are meaningful. As the president noted, Iran has committed to halting certain levels of enrichment, and and cannot use its next-generation centrifuges — which are used for enriching uranium. Iran has agreed to halt work at its plutonium reactor and new inspections will be made of Iran's nuclear facilities, so the international community can make certain that Iran is keeping up their end of the bargain.

In return, the U.S. and international partners will provide "limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible relief to Iran." The Obama administration said on Saturday following Obama's announcement that the sanctions relief amounts to $6 billion to $7 billion — significant but hardly giving up the farm.""


10/14/13, France Covers Obama’s Middle East Retreat, Wall St. Journal, John Vinocur, Paris

France is stunned by what they see as Obama's weakness. But it's not weakness. It's a strong, radical left agenda.


9/24/13, "Iranian president snubbed Obama three times," NY Post, Andy Soltis

"So much for handshake diplomacy.

President Obama’s bid to mellow 30 years of hatred and hostility blew up in his face at the United Nations when Iran’s new leader, Hassan Rouhani, snubbed him three times — and wouldn’t even meet him for a much-anticipated grip and grin.

The salvo of diplomatic insults began when Rouhani failed to join Iranian delegates at the General Assembly to hear Obama make an extended overture to Iran in his annual address.

Instead, Rouhani gleefully tweeted that he was “in a meeting with International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde.”

Then, when Obama hosted a luncheon of world leaders — during which insiders had hinted there might be a historic handshake — the president was left empty-handed after Rouhani, a supposed moderate, didn’t show.

He didn’t even respond to an RSVP, officials said.

Iranian state TV offered a limp excuse: “Iran President Hassan Rouhani has skipped a United Nations lunch banquet because alcohol was served.”

Less than two hours later, two senior administration officials revealed to reporters that Rouhani had refused to even meet for a handshake with Obama.

The president had left himself wide open for a snub in his address to the General Assembly when he proposed direct talks with Tehran.

“The roadblocks may prove to be too great, but I firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested,” he said.

The president also took the unusual step of admitting that the CIA orchestrated the 1953 coup that ousted Iran’s then-president, Mohammad Mosaddegh. And he expressed outrage over the deaths of “tens of thousands” of Iranians by poison gas during Tehran’s 1980s war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

The snubs heard ’round the world followed weeks of buildup from both sides about renewed openness to diplomacy for the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

The White House said for days that no meeting was scheduled — but at the same time hinted that the two leaders could have a “hallway” summit and symbolic handshake that would mark a diplomatic breakthrough.

Rouhani helped fuel the anticipation in an NBC interview and op-ed piece in The Washington Post in which he suggested his election marked a shift away from antagonism to the West.

But after apparently feverish talks between the two sides, the hopes of even a casual Obama-Rouhani meeting collapsed.

“The Iranians got back to us,” one administration official said in a briefing. It was clear that it was too complicated for them to do that at this time, given their own dynamic back home.”

During an interview with CNN Tuesday night, Rouhani said he simply did not have enough time to meet with Obama.

Yet Rouhani found time to tweet throughout the day about his meetings with the French and Austrian presidents and the Pakistani prime minister.

Obama later attended a health-care forum with former President Bill Clinton rather than listen to Rouhani make his international debut with a speech that had touches of his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric.

And to make sure the world knew, Obama told his Twitter followers to watch him at the Clinton Global Initiative event — which just happened to be at the same time Rouhani was due to make his address to the General Assembly.

“Don’t miss two presidents discussing health care,” Obama tweeted. Half an hour later he tweeted, “Happening now. President Obama and Bill Clinton are discussing health care.”

While Clinton played the role of interviewer, asking Obama about the new Affordable Care law, Rouhani took the UN microphone.

He began with a tone that recalled the anti-US rants of Ahmadinejad, when American delegates and other UN diplomats would routinely walk out.

Rouhani claimed that the United States and its allies were responsible for major crimes, including “the arming of Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons.”

Like Ahmadinejad, he denounced the US-led efforts to hit Iran with economic sanctions. “These sanctions are violent, pure and simple,” Rouhani said.

He struck a more hopeful note when he said Iran was willing to enter negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program — but insisted that it is designed to produce nuclear power, not weapons.

“We should not just tolerate others. We should rise above mere tolerance and work together,” he said. “This is a unique opportunity. The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that all challenges can be met successfully.”

He added, “I listened carefully to the statement made by President Obama today,” but didn’t indicate what he thought of it.

Instead, he expressed hope that Obama has the political will to “refrain from following the shortsighted interests of warmongering pressure groups [and] we can arrive at a framework to managing our differences.”

Meanwhile, during his interview with CNN, Rouhani departed sharply from his despised predecessor when he called the Holocaust a “reprehensible” crime against humanity.

Ahmadinejad sparked outrage in 2005 when he called the Holocaust a “myth.”

Earlier in the day, Obama made a determined appeal to improve US-Iranian relations in his speech.
Rouhani’s overtures could “offer the basis for a meaningful agreement” to curb Iran’s nuclear program, he told delegates.

Obama mentioned Iran 26 times, many more than he did any other country.

Obama offered another olive branch when he raised the issue of banning chemical weapons and noted that Iran had suffered from Iraqi poison gas.

The ban on such weapons “is strengthened by searing memories of soldiers suffocated in trenches; Jews slaughtered in gas chambers; and Iranians poisoned in the tens of thousands,” he said."


Obama grovels by calling the man who just snubbed him--and therefore all Americans--on the world stage:

9/30/13, "Obama’s Renewed Iranian Romance," FrontPageMag, Joseph Klein

"Three days after being snubbed at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Obama made a hurriedly arranged telephone call to Rouhani last Friday as the Iranian president was heading to the airport to return to Tehran....

Obama’s problem is that there is no real new leadership in Tehran, only a new figurehead. The real leader remains Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei. He isn’t called Iran’s “supreme leader” for nothing. He is the ultimate decision-maker on the future of Iran’s nuclear program and on any rapprochement with the United States."...


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