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Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Deal or Death to Israel and America?

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Emerging details of possible Iranian nuclear deal draw bipartisan ire

Emerging details of a possible nuclear deal with Iran have drawn sharp criticism from congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who say the U.S. and its international partners may be ceding too much as a key deadline nears. 

If reports are true, “then we are not inching closer to Iran’s negotiating position, but leaping toward it with both feet,” charged Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a vocal critic of the direction of the talks. 

“My fear is that we are no longer guided by the principle that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal,’ but instead we are negotiating ‘any deal for a deal’s sake.’”  

The deal is not done, but sources tell FoxNews.com negotiations seem to be reaching a climax at the P5+1 talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Lawmakers, meanwhile, appear to be getting more restive about whether the demands on Iran will be tough enough.

Details of the emerging deal include a possible trade-off which would allow Iran to run several hundred centrifuges in a once-top secret, fortified bunker site at Fordo, in exchange for limits on enrichment and nuclear research and development at other sites — in particular, Iran’s main facility at Natanz.  

The terms of the agreement have not been confirmed and were shared with The Associated Press by officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.  

According to the AP report, no centrifuges at Fordo would be used to enrich uranium, but would be fed elements like zinc, xenon and germanium for separating out isotopes for medicine, industry or science. 

Initially, the P5+1 partners, which include the U.S., U.K., Russia, France, China and Germany, had wanted all centrifuges stripped away from the Fordo facility. However, under this reported deal, Iranian scientists would be prohibited from working on any nuclear research or development program there, and the number of centrifuges allowed would not be enough to produce the amount of uranium it takes to make a bomb within a year anyway, according to the officials.  

The site also would be subject to international inspections.  

But that did not seem to boost the confidence of detractors. In a symbolic statement underscoring the concerns of many lawmakers, the Senate also voted unanimously late Thursday for a non-binding Iran amendment — to an unrelated budget measure. The amendment endorses the principles of separate legislation that would re-impose waived sanctions and level new ones on Iran if President Obama “cannot make a determination and certify that Iran is complying” with an interim agreement or any new one that is established in current talks. 

Last Friday, 367 House lawmakers, including 129 Democrats, also wrote to Obama warning that a deal must “foreclose any pathway to a bomb” before they’ll support legislation lifting sanctions on Tehran. The letter was spearheaded by Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

It is not clear whether the recent details emerging from the talks would satisfy that. 

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also spoke out, calling them “disturbing.”    

“[The Iranians] have been cheating for the last 20 years, this facility [Fordo] was found out in 2009. At the end of the day it is a hardened site. To allow enrichment here would be, I think, very irresponsible,” he said in an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News’ “On the Record” on Thursday.    

“It would be delusional for any P5+1 agreement to allow [Iran] to enrich in a fortified facility,” Graham added. “The Arabs are not going to accept such a deal, and they’ll get a bomb of their own, then you’re on the road to Armageddon.”  

Other observers of the agreement say the critics are rushing unnecessarily to judgment.  

“We don’t know whether the reports are true – there’s been a lot of things leaked that may be true or may be a misunderstanding,” said Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council, who spoke with FoxNews.com from the talks in Lausanne. “But if the reports are correct and there will be centrifuges with no uranium in it — they can’t produce a bomb — it’s really put the emphasis on the unreasonableness of the [critics’] objections.”  

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, agreed. “I think Senator Graham and Senator Menendez need to take a step back and put this development in a broader context. The key to Fordo is that we do not want this to be a facility with industrial-scale uranium enrichment and this report suggests they are moving in that direction.” 

The deal reportedly would scale back the centrifuges and uranium enrichment at Natanz and impose other restrictions on nuclear-related research and development. All of the options on the table right now are designed keep an Iranian “breakout” of a weapon at least one year away for the life of the deal, which would run for 10 years.  

This is not enough, and smacks of too much compromise for too little in return, said Menendez. “An undue amount of trust and faith is being placed in a negotiating partner that has spent decades deceiving the international community.”    

That is the reason why David Albright, of Washington’s Institute for Security and International Security, is concerned about Fordo. The deal would allow the Iranians to keep their technology intact and if they please, could be repurposed to enrich uranium.  

“It keeps the infrastructure in place and keeps a leg up, if they want to restart [uranium] enrichment operations,” he said.  

The White House said Friday that it was confident a “political agreement” will be made by the March 31 deadline, which would make space to negotiate the more complicated technical details ahead of the harder June 30 deadline.  

“Important progress has been made but this president is not going to stop short,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. However, he “is not willing to accept an agreement that does not accomplish our goals which is to cut off every pathway Iran has to acquiring a nuclear weapon and secure their commitment to cooperating with a set of intrusive inspections to prove they are complying with the agreement.”

FoxNews.com’s Kelley Beaucar Vlahos and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/28/emerging-details-iranian-nuclear-deal-draws-bipartisan-ire/

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As this current Iranian Nuclear deal draws closer to a conclusion one has to wonder if this is nothing more than President Obama’s Jihad against Israel and America.

After all, President Obama did campaign on Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America.

The only question that remains is: Who’s side is he on?

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ANY QUESTIONS?

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Obama’s Jihad against Israel and America

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I wrote this on May 20, 2011 and it is even more relevant today than it was back then. Samiam60

Originally posted on Voting American:

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Why the shocked look America?  We have  all watched as this Treasonous President has systematically been dismantling America’s economy and military defenses all the while dividing the American People over Race and Ideology.  His announcement yesterday comes as no surprise to this writer as he attempts to surrender Israel to the mercies of an Islamic Jihad calling for the Death of Israel and America.

All one has to do is look at the life of Barack Obama and his childhood, early adult years and those he chose to associate with throughout his life to see a very alarming picture of just who this man really is and what he really stands for.

Take a look at the book he was reading while Campaigning to become our President:

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Netanyahu Wins … Obama Pouts

Originally posted on Cry and Howl:

As always I have to scratch my head at some of the things I read on liberal web-sites. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited to speak before join session of Congress, liberals think he was here to tell us how to conduct our (American) foreign policy. Obviously, most are just repeating the Democrat talking points. Naturally, they couldn’t have listened to his impassioned speech as nothing could be farther from the truth. Obama, Biden and a bunch of Tampon wearing Democrats refused to attend the speech or even meet with Mr. Netanyahu claiming they didn’t want to take the chance of influencing the up coming election in Israel. Then, Obama sent his former campaign director, Jeremy Bird to Israel in order to defeat Netanyahu.

What a glorious day, despite the efforts of Barack Obama, for the Israelis in re-electing Benjamin Netanyahu, who obviously loves his nation.

Now that Mr…

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ANSWERING FOLLY: THE CORPORATE MASS MEDIA — PART 5

Originally posted on Citizen Tom:

From here. From here.

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What do we get out of the corporate mass media these days? We get sex, violence, lots of advertisements, misinformation, and political propaganda. We don’t necessarily get much coherent thought. Here is a silly example.

What is going here? Why all that garbage? The corporate mass media exists to make money. Its success is defined by profits, and advertisers provide those profits. Therefore, in order to get an audience for advertisements, the corporate mass media broadcasts cheap sex, gory violence, sensational news, and whatever propaganda the corporate leadership thinks will lead to increased profits.

Because there is too little profit in it, we cannot count on the corporate mass media to help make us better people. In fact, we have to expect them to do the opposite. Because they have goods and services they want to advertise and sell, the owners of the  corporate mass media have a vested interest in decreasing…

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We’re going down the tubes America

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Has America Lost Her Identity ?

Just take a look around you my friends. Is this the America you grew up in? Socialism seems to have creped into every nook and cranny of American life and culture. Political Correctness has prevented us from pointing out the cause and effect of this downward spiral we find ourselves in. 

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Our cities have become filled with every sort of debauchery and vice in recent years and one has to know which areas are safe and which are not while traveling through any American city these days.

A quick look at the evening news shows us that there are murders and violence each and every night in cities around our country. The wild west in the 1800’s would be a walk in the park for most of us street wise enough to know just how bad things are.

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We who are Constitutional Conservatives know all to well the cancer that has destroyed our great society and today they are in the seat of power. Those we have elected to represent us are weak at best and corrupt at worst. We find ourselves today in quite a quandary as to what options we have left if any at all.

I dare say that as a Baby Boomer we just might be America’s last best hope for destroying this cancer that has rotted out America’s very Soul.

Once our generation is gone there will be no one left to fight that good fight for all that is and was decent in America.

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May God richly Bless each and everyone of you and may God somehow find a way to…..

Bless these United States of Sodom and Gomorrah

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President Obama hears about the ‘latest’ Hillary Scandal on the News

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Obama praises Clinton for asking State Department to disclose emails

President Obama says he found out that Hillary Clinton used a private, nongovernment email account during her tenure as secretary of state through media reports.

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Obama said in an interview with CBS News Saturday that he was glad Clinton decided to disclose those emails, while maintaining his stance that his administration is the most transparent in the nation’s history, while saying Clinton “has been an outstanding public servant.”

“The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, and that’s why my emails — the BlackBerry that I carry around — all those records are available and archived and I’m glad that Hillary has instructed that those emails that had to do with official business had to be disclosed.”

Obama’s revelation comes after the White House struggled Friday to respond to questions over Clinton’s private email use. The heat was turned up after Politico reported that top White House officials knew in August that Clinton was conducting official government business on her personal email.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said a few officials noticed Clinton wasn’t using a .gov email address. However, he did not say when they noticed and if it raised any red flags. Earnest also brought up the notion that he would not be surprised if Obama learned about it from “newspapers.”

 Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarret told Bloomberg News Friday morning she never received an email from Clinton’s private address and not know if Obama or any other official did either.

According to Politico, the White House, State Department and Clinton’s personal office knew in August that the former secretary of state had used a private email to conduct official business. The State Department became aware while the agency was preparing a batch of 15,000 emails requested by House Republicans in the Benghazi investigation.

“State Department officials noticed that some of the 15,000 pages of documents included a personal email address for Clinton, and State and White House officials conferred on how to handle the revelation,” Politico wrote. “But those involved deferred to Clinton’s aides, and they decided not to respond.

It is unclear who at the White House did the conferring. Jamal Ware, spokesman for the Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi, confirmed that he noticed Clinton was included on messages at the address hdr22@clintonemail.com when going through State Department documents in “late summer,” and then more on documents in February.

However, Ware told The Associated Press on Thursday that it wasn’t until Feb. 28, just days before the scandal broke, that the State Department acknowledged Clinton only used personal email while in office. After that, the committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., announced it has subpoenaed all of Clinton’s emails relating to Benghazi – including any communications from her personal email and server, as well as texts, attachments and pictures. 

The Associated Press earlier this week quoted an anonymous source saying the White House counsel’s office was also not aware of Clinton’s exclusive use of personal email during her tenure, and only found out as part of the congressional investigation.

Clinton has drawn criticism for using a private server during the four years she was a top official in Obama’s cabinet. Her use of personal emails has raised questions as to whether all important messages were secure and if they were turned over for congressional investigations and lawsuits.

Clinton tweeted Wednesday she turned over all relevant emails to the State Department to review and make public.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/08/obama-praises-clinton-for-asking-state-department-to-disclose-emails/

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YEP, THE MOST ‘TRANSPARENT’ ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

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Net Neutrality, our new Reality

Originally posted on The Samiam60 Report:

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 ‘I Told You This Was Coming’: Online Political Speech Could Face New Regulations

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