CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 30, 2015 – During World War II, the city of Caen in France was completely destroyed. In the 70 years since, the onetime home of William the Conqueror has been entirely rebuilt, including a museum called the Caen Memorial to Peace.
Displayed within the gallery honoring Nobel Peace prize winners are luminaries such as Yasser Arafat and Barack Obama. If Secretary of State John Kerry has his way, he too will one day be among the notable honorees for his work in obtaining a landmark agreement with Iran over its development of nuclear weapons.
If that sounds like an oxymoron, it should, because it is.
One report Sunday even went so far as to say that Iran wanted nothing in writing regarding the deal. Other speculations claim the United States has no plans to reveal the specifics of the agreement, preferring instead, to classify them as Top Secret.
A written agreement is of little consequence. Either way, written or verbal, the Iranians will not honor the details regardless of what is allowed
As with so many things in Washington these days, as time runs out, the only thing to do is allow a deal to go through no matter what the cost. After all, those international diplomats have other things on their plates to consider, so it’s time to get on with more important items.
Does any of that sound like the same philosophy that was used to bring about Obamacare? “We have to pass it first, before we can see what’s in it,” said Nancy Pelosi.
Breibart believes the deal was intentionally reached on Sunday to accommodate “travel schedules of senior world leaders in Switzerland (that) made it virtually impossible for all of them to be present after Sunday’s deliberations.”
So, you take what you can get, let the world be damned and John Kerry can return home to await a call from the Nobel Prize committee.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning that the capitulation to Iran was “even worse” than had been anticipated. Netanyahu stated that the new powers that would be granted to Iran represent an “axis” that will be “dangerous for all of humanity and which must be stopped.”
As talks continued, President Obama monitored the situation closely from his golf cart in Florida as he welcomed spring with a weekend golf outing with Alonzo Mourning and Ahmad Rashad.
In other developments from the talks, an aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Amir Hossein Mottaghi allegedly sought political asylum in Switzerland, according to Atlas Shrugs.
“My conscience would not allow me to carry out my profession in this manner any more,” said Mottaghi.
During a television interview, Mottaghi added fuel to the flames of critics of the talks by stating the White House has been more conciliatory with the Tehran government than the other five permanent members of the U.N. security council and Germany.
Said Mottaghi, “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal.”
As Abraham Miller poignantly wrote in the New York Observer, “Barack Obama will go down in history as the American president who enabled the Shi’ite theocracy to become the region’s hegemonic power and looked the other way while Iran developed the bomb.”
Reportedly, the nuclear deal with Iran allows a 10-year grace period during which it can continue to develop nuclear weapons under the supervision of the United States. Supposedly that time could be used for obtaining a stronger deal. It would also mean that Obama would have been out of office for eight years by the end of the 10-year intermission, so that whoever the sitting president is can take the blame.
It is all part of Barack Obama’s usual dog-and-pony show. Nothing is more important until he completes his appointed rounds….of golf, that is.
As for John Kerry, perhaps a decade from now he will be discovered clutching his Nobel Peace Prize amid the ruins of the Caen Memorial in a city that has once again been reduced to ashes.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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