Israeli news sources report that the U.S. and its negotiating partners have given in to Iran’s insistence that it will not allow inspections of its nuclear weapons facilities:
The P5+1 countries led by the United States under Barack Obama have caved in to Iranian demands and will not insist on inspections of nuclear installations as part of a deal on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Channel 1 reported Sunday.
Of course they have. Iran has consistently declared that it will not allow inspections, and Barack Obama wants a deal at any cost, either because he actually wants to help Iran to obtain nuclear weapons–circumstantial evidence supports that conclusion–or because he is so desperate for some kind of foreign affairs legacy that he is willing to go along with anything. From the beginning of this process, Iran’s government has issued more truthful updates on the status of the negotiations than has our own. In some parallel universe, this would be an embarrassment to an American administration.
Events are moving rapidly toward the desired conclusion, i.e., an agreement that will cause billions of dollars to flow to Iran to enable the mullahs to accelerate their nuclear weapons and ICBM programs:
The channel’s Arab affairs correspondent reported that the June 30 – Tuesday night – deadline for the talks has been set back to an unspecified date but that the negotiations are good natured and the feeling is that the deal is nearly done.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was expected to fly to Tehran Sunday night for consultations on a final bargaining position.
Was there ever any doubt? I don’t think so. More important, neither did the Iranians. They knew they could dictate the terms of the agreement because they were dealing with Barack Obama, and they have done so. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., we are busy posting rainbows on our Facebook pages. It is hard to escape the conclusion that we deserve what we are going to get.
UPDATE: A reader writes:
It means they already have nukes, i.e., sufficient highly enriched uranium for, at a minimum, 1 – 5 Hiroshima type bombs. Therefore, there is nothing Obama can do: once the kooks have nukes it’s game over; we can never directly attack them without huge risk. See Korea, North.
The real travesty is that — of course! — Obama never had any intention of making sure that Iran would “not be permitted to have nuclear weapons.” As usual, the threats of preëmption, “all options on the table,” were always lies which is why the left let him get away with an explicit invocation of the Bush Doctrine.
For Iran, having the capability of enriching uranium and, eventually, plutonium and being rumored to have enriched HEU cores is sufficient for their military purposes. They want insulation from attack by the west and the ability to intimidate regionally.
There was a window from the middle of the Bush administration to about 6-12 months ago, but it required preëmption. Obama simply could not take any military action against a non-imminent threat from Iran without destroying his coalition and ripping apart the left. And he never meant to! He just needed the words to get by elections and be able to claim with enough plausibility that the MSM will cover for him that on his watch Iran had no “nuclear weapons.” Of course, it does all depend on what the meaning of “have” is…and “nuclear weapon.”
It’s a disaster and Obama and his pals are snakes.
See also this: The Iran Deal’s Fatal Flaw. They already have the HEU cores. They could do a Hiroshima bomb as a terrorist device in a ground burst easily. Obama let it happen and now it’s too late. It’s North Korea and Pakistan all over again.
Two or three years ago the breakout time was over a year, as IAEA studies showed.
To be fair to Obama, he didn’t just let it happen, he wanted it to happen, since an alliance with the mullahs was his one grand foreign policy vision.