Email scandals and presidential campaigns are keeping Kerry's Iran deal out of the headlines - and giving Iran the keys to the nuclear henhouse
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 20, 2015 – The more information that comes out about the Iranian nuclear arms arrangement, the more ludicrous it becomes.
Rumors were rampant in July about secret side deals between the UN and Iran, and now we know why the Obama administration was so keen to cover them up. Nowhere has the line “you can’t make this stuff up” ever been more relevant than with the latest revelation about John Kerry’s diplomatic masterpiece with Iran.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that the rumors appear to true and worse than many people suspected.
As one U.S. senator said, “That’s like the NFL allowing a player to test his own urine sample for drug abuse.”
Since the agreement in Vienna, the White House has been conspicuously quiet regarding the Parchin facility. Now we know why. Former UN inspector Oili Heinonen, who was deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for five years, told the AP that allowing a country to conduct independent inspection of its own facilities was unprecedented.
Naturally President Barack Obama is already in damage-control-mode, making masterful use of his empty rhetoric to “explain” the deal. Obama and Kerry have already been under fire for allowing Iran 24 days’ notice before inspectors will be allowed to enter a site.
Heinonen was also responsible for that alert in July.
As a writer who goes by the name Allahpundit wrote,
“I could understand keeping it under wraps if the secret side deal amounted to a huge capitulation by Iran; in that case, you’d want to keep it out of the media so that Iran’s hardest fanatics don’t revolt against the deal as a national humiliation. But in reality, the side deal is a huge capitulation to Iran. What reason is there to keep it classified except to spare Obama and his European partners some enormous political difficulty in selling this deal to the suckers in their electorates?”
Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, was taken aback during his questioning of Secretary of State Kerry at a senate hearing when he learned that the UN would not be allowed to gather its own soil samples for testing of uranium, but would be forced to rely on specimens provided by Iran.
Kerry responded that it was important to keep everything secret in order to maintain credibility with Iran and that though the information would be kept secret from the American public, it would be revealed to Congress through a classified hearing.
Since the agreement announcement President Barack Obama has been proudly claiming that his deal includes “unprecedented verification” of Iran. Based upon assessments by Oili Heinonen, Obama is 100 percent correct in his evaluation; the verification process is, indeed, “unprecedented.”
What Obama has failed to include is that they are unprecedented because they are in favor of Iran.
As the Associated Press reports, “the administration’s briefings on these side deals have been totally insufficient – and it still isn’t clear whether anyone at the White House has seen the documents.”
Meanwhile, the plethora of distractions continue, ranging from Jimmy Carter’s health to Hillary Clinton’s e-mail and Donald Trump’s “whatevers.”
Viable, important stories all, yet they still provide a smokescreen for Barack Obama and his advocacy for Islam while enhancing the opportunity for Iran to build a nuclear weapon.
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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