Skip to comments.Obama’s Renewed Iranian Romance
Posted on 09/30/2013 5:28:25 AM PDT by SJackson
Obamas Renewed Iranian Romance
Posted By Joseph Klein On September 30, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments
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. This followed what Secretary of State John Kerry had described as his own constructive meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif the previous day.
Obama couldnt wait to tell reporters after his call with Rouhani how optimistic he was at the prospect of new talks with Iran over its nuclear program. He looked forward to resolving this issue, which could also serve as a major step forward in a new relationship between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, one based on mutual interests and mutual respect.
A twitter account in Rouhanis name also expressed optimism, stating, In regards to nuclear issue, with political will, there is a way to rapidly solve the matter. The message added that Were hopeful about what we will see in coming weeks and months. Alas, the original message text on Rouhanis Twitter account was deleted. It was most likely too hopeful for the hardliners back home to stomach.
President Obama congratulated Rouhani on his election and praised the supposedly constructive statements Rouhani made while in New York for his address to the UN General Assembly. Obama also reaffirmed to Rouhani his respect for Irans right to develop civilian nuclear energy, but noted that Irans development of nuclear weapons was unacceptable. In his comments to reporters after the call, Obama said that weve got a responsibility to pursue diplomacy, and that we have a unique opportunity to make progress with the new leadership in Tehran. However, he added that only meaningful, transparent and verifiable actions regarding Irans nuclear program could lead to a decision to ease the economic sanctions currently imposed on Iran.
Obamas problem is that there is no real new leadership in Tehran, only a new figurehead. The real leader remains Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei. He isnt called Irans supreme leader for nothing. He is the ultimate decision-maker on the future of Irans nuclear program and on any rapprochement with the United States.
Rouhani is Khameneis errand boy to find a way to lure the West into pretend negotiations that will buy Iran more time to complete its development of a nuclear bomb and that will provide just enough bait to persuade at least some U.S. allies, if not the Obama administration itself, to lighten up on the sanctions that have been hurting Irans economy. Rouhani is an old hand at using negotiations as a cloak behind which the Iranian regime moved forward with its nuclear arms development program. As Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pointed out, Rouhani dragged out negotiations with the Europeans a decade ago as Irans chief nuclear point man. The Iranian regime used the time to get more advanced centrifuges spinning away:
Thats been his past policy. What we need to do is make it very clear that were wise to that. We know hes playing the same playbook that North Korea used to get nuclear weapons, to get out from under the sanctions.
Rouhani himself has boasted about his successful tactics in using negotiations and temporary suspension of activities that the Iranians had already mastered technically as a smokescreen:
While we were talking with the Europeans in Tehran, we were installing equipment in parts of the facility in Esfahan, but we still had a long way to go to complete the project. In fact, by creating a calm environment, we were able to complete the work in Esfahan. Today, we can convert yellowcake into UF4 and UF6, and this is a very important matter. In fact, UF6 is what the centrifuges feed on; it is the feed material for centrifuges. Therefore, it was important for us to conclude that process When we wanted to negotiate with the Europeans last year, we had something like 150 centrifuges, but today we have about 500 centrifuges that are ready and operational. We could increase that number to 1,000. We would not have any problems, should we decide to do so. We have made good progress in this area.
(Hassan Rouhani, Beyond the Challenges Facing Iran and the IAEA Concerning the Nuclear Dossier, from text of speech delivered to the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council in the fall of 2004 while Rouhani was still serving as chief nuclear negotiator with a number of European Union countries)
Rouhani claimed at a news conference last week during his New York City charm offensive, in response to a question whether his diplomatic blitz was intended to just buy the Iranians more time, that, We have never chosen deceit as a path. We have never chosen secrecy. This revisionist spin directly contradicts Rouhanis speech to the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council in the fall of 2004. Irans nuclear program, Rouhani said back then, never was supposed to be in the open. But in any case, the spies exposed it. We wanted to keep it secret for a while.
Irans secrecy about its nuclear program included its years of hiding the construction of an underground nuclear enrichment facility, a cluster of 3,000 connected centrifuges, until its hand was forced in 2009 by Western intelligences discovery of the site. And Irans secrecy continues, including regarding its Arak heavy-water production plant for weapons-grade plutonium as an alternative means of building a nuclear bomb.
Rouhani used his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 24th to try and set a moderate tone. Indeed, he used the words moderate and moderation throughout his speech. He even called for a new UN project entitled the World Against Violence and Extremism.
Rouhani repeated Irans long-standing position that Irans nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes and said that his country was prepared to prove its good intentions to the world through time-bound and result-oriented talks to build mutual confidence and removal of mutual uncertainties with full transparency. But he also repeated Irans demand that its right to enrich inside Iran and enjoyment of other related nuclear rights be fully respected. Irans nuclear technology, inclusive of enrichment, has already reached industrial scale, he said. It would be an illusion, and extremely unrealistic, to presume that the peaceful nature of the nuclear program of Iran could be ensured through impeding the program via illegitimate pressures.
Such illegitimate pressures include the economic sanctions currently imposed on Iran, which Rouhani described in his speech as unjust, a manifestation of structural violence, intrinsically inhumane, and against peace. He also complained that Propagandistic and unfounded faith phobic, Islamo-phobic, Shia-phobic, and Iran-phobic discourses do indeed represent serious threats against world peace and human security.
Iran, on the other hand, is a peace-loving nation that eschews violence and intolerance, according to Rouhani. Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or the region, Rouhani tried to assure the General Assembly in one of his more deceitful declarations.
To the contrary, aside from Irans potential nuclear threat, it is the worlds leading state sponsor of terrorism with its tentacles spread around the world directly or through proxies such as Hezbollah. It is providing funding, weapons, training, and sanctuary to numerous terrorist groups in the Middle East and beyond. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a principal arm that the Iranian regime uses to support terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas, as well as to intervene in Syria on behalf of Bashar al-Assads regime.
The Iranian clerical rulers entire theocratic ideology is built around Shiite fundamentalist extremism and violence. They believe that chaos is necessary to bring about the early return of the 12th Imam, the latest in the succession of imams believed by some Islamic Shiite fundamentalists to be the direct descendants of Prophet Muhammad and the carriers of his message on earth.
According to such believers, the 12th Imam will return just before the end of the world, preceded by several years of horrendous world chaos. Before there can be peace and justice under sharia law, there must first be war and chaos. The Imam will force people to convert to Islam or be beheaded, ruling over the Arabs and world for 7 years before finally bringing harmony and total peace under one world religion, Islam.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has reportedly issued a fatwah demanding that he be obeyed as the earthly deputy of both the Prophet Muhammad and the 12th Imam. In July 2010, this supreme leader is said to have claimed that he actually met with the 12th Imam.
Khamenei wants to see Israel, the Little Satan which he hates, destroyed as part of the process to prepare for the 12th Imams arrival. Last year he declared that From now on, in any place, if any nation or any group confronts the Zionist regime, we will endorse and we will help. We have no fear expressing this. The Zionist regime is a real cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut, God Willing.
Ayatollah Khamenei linked Israel and the United States, the Great Satan, together as the mortal enemies of the 12th Imam and declared through a spokesman in August 2009:
We have to train honest forces that can stop the obstacles that may hinder the coming of the Mahdi like the United States and Israel.
In February, 2011, Khamenei proclaimed: We will never forget who the main enemy is. We continue to shout passionately: Death to America, death to Israel.
So much for President Rouhanis pledge of peace and moderation, given that Khamenei is the real power behind the throne. But his lies to the General Assembly did not stop there. He boasted of the Iranian governments reliance on the ballot box as the basis of power. The 2009 re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Irans president was a complete fraud, leading to massive demonstrations in the streets that the government brutally suppressed. The 2013 presidential election, which Rouhani won, was peaceful but hardly demonstrative of an honest reliance on the ballot box as the basis of power. The Guardian Council screened 680 registered candidates, approving only eight to run in the election. The eight approved candidates were conservatives not expected to challenge the absolute supremacy of Ayatollah Khamenei on all important policy decisions. Reformist candidates, including former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, were barred from running.
Last week, while Rouhani was still in New York City, protesters gathered near the UN denouncing Rouhani as the murderous moderate. They pointed, for example, to his choice of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi as Minister of Justice, who as deputy in the Ministry of Intelligence for years participated in the death committees responsible for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Rouhanis choice of defense minister, Hossein Dehghan, is also a hard-liner. He served as a commander in the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps and in its air force, and reportedly was one of the radical students who took 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days.
If President Obama were truly interested in actions and not words, he would look at the real record of the sham moderate who is lulling him into months more of fruitless negotiations and of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, to whom Rouhani is beholden.
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Hussein needs to go to Teheran ... and stay there!
Obama’s phone call to the Iranian talking head is just another distraction to keep Congress from defunding Obamacare.
As usual, the 24/7 Media falls for it hook-line-and-sinker.
On the list of future distractions from defunding Obamacare are meetings with various Heads of State in DC and China.
MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS, ESPECIALLY THE DEMOCRATS !
State .... Senator .... Party .... Phone
AK Mark Begich D (202) 224-3004
AK Lisa Murkowski R (202) 224-6665
AL Jeff Sessions R (202) 224-4124
AL Richard C. Shelby R (202) 224-5744
AR John Boozman R (202) 224-4843
AR Mark L. Pryor D (202) 224-2353
AZ Jeff Flake R (202) 224-4521
AZ John McCain R (202) 224-2235
CA Barbara Boxer D (202) 224-3553
CA Dianne Feinstein D (202) 224-3841
CO Michael F. Bennet D (202) 224-5852
CO Mark Udall D (202) 224-5941
CT Richard Blumenthal D (202) 224-2823
CT Christopher Murphy D (202) 224-4041
DE Thomas R. Carper D (202) 224-2441
DE Christopher A. Coons D (202) 224-5042
FL Bill Nelson D (202) 224-5274
FL Marco Rubio R (202) 224-3041
GA Saxby Chambliss R (202) 224-3521
GA Johnny Isakson R (202) 224-3643
HI Mazie K. Hirono D (202) 224-6361
HI Brian Schatz D (202) 224-3934
IA Chuck Grassley R (202) 224-3744
IA Tom Harkin D (202) 224-3254
ID Mike Crapo R (202) 224-6142
ID James E. Risch R (202) 224-2752
IL Richard J. Durbin D (202) 224-2152
IL Mark Kirk R (202) 224-2854
IN Daniel Coats R (202) 224-5623
IN Joe Donnelly D (202) 224-4814
KS Jerry Moran R (202) 224-6521
KS Pat Roberts R (202) 224-4774
KY Mitch McConnell R (202) 224-2541
KY Rand Paul R (202) 224-4343
LA Mary L. Landrieu D (202) 224-5824
LA David Vitter R (202) 224-4623
MA Edward Markey D (202) 224-2742
MA Elizabeth Warren D (202) 224-4543
MD Benjamin L. Cardin D (202) 224-4524
MD Barbara A. Mikulski D (202) 224-4654
ME Susan M. Collins R (202) 224-2523
ME Angus S. King I (202) 224-5344
MI Carl Levin D (202) 224-6221
MI Debbie Stabenow D (202) 224-4822
MN Al Franken D (202) 224-5641
MN Amy Klobuchar D (202) 224-3244
MO Roy Blunt R (202) 224-5721
MO Claire McCaskill D (202) 224-6154
MS Thad Cochran R (202) 224-5054
MS Roger F. Wicker R (202) 224-6253
MT Max Baucus D (202) 224-2651
MT Jon Tester D (202) 224-2644
NC Richard Burr R (202) 224-3154
NC Kay R. Hagan D (202) 224-6342
ND Heidi Heitkamp D (202) 224-2043
ND John Hoeven R (202) 224-2551
NE Deb Fischer R (202) 224-6551
NE Mike Johanns R (202) 224-4224
NH Kelly Ayotte R (202) 224-3324
NH Jeanne Shaheen D (202) 224-2841
NJ Jeff Chiesa R (202) 224-3224
NJ Robert Menendez D (202) 224-4744
NM Martin Heinrich D (202) 224-5521
NM Tom Udall D (202) 224-6621
NV Dean Heller R (202) 224-6244
NV Harry Reid D (202) 224-3542
NY Kirsten E. Gillibrand D (202) 224-4451
NY Charles E. Schumer D (202) 224-6542
OH Sherrod Brown D (202) 224-2315
OH Rob Portman R (202) 224-3353
OK Tom Coburn R (202) 224-5754
OK James M. Inhofe R (202) 224-4721
OR Jeff Merkley D (202) 224-3753
OR Ron Wyden D (202) 224-5244
PA Robert P. Casey D (202) 224-6324
PA Patrick J. Toomey R (202) 224-4254
RI Jack Reed D (202) 224-4642
RI Sheldon Whitehouse D (202) 224-2921
SC Lindsey Graham R (202) 224-5972
SC Tim Scott R (202) 224-6121
SD Tim Johnson D (202) 224-5842
SD John Thune R (202) 224-2321
TN Lamar Alexander R (202) 224-4944
TN Bob Corker R (202) 224-3344
TX John Cornyn R (202) 224-2934
UT Orrin G. Hatch R (202) 224-5251
UT Mike Lee R (202) 224-5444
VA Tim Kaine D (202) 224-4024
VA Mark R. Warner D (202) 224-2023
VT Patrick J. Leahy D (202) 224-4242
VT Bernard Sanders I (202) 224-5141
WA Maria Cantwell D (202) 224-3441
WA Patty Murray D (202) 224-2621
WI Tammy Baldwin D (202) 224-5653
WI Ron Johnson R (202) 224-5323
WV Joe Manchin D (202) 224-3954
WV John D. Rockefeller D (202) 224-6472
WY John Barrasso R (202) 224-6441
WY Michael B. Enzi R (202) 224-3424
Now that we have your attention, you sorry US Senators, keep in mind that we will replace you with those who will gladly correct your errors - - - .
So, scrub and clean by 2014 !
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick
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US SENATE GOP DEAD WEIGHT LIST LOYAL TO OBAMA
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
John Barrasso (R-WY)
John Hoeven (R-ND)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Dan Coats (R-IN)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Thune (R-SD)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Obama has found it very easy to advance his narrow ideological agenda of failure-prone Marxism.
4 years after Obama conned his Democrats into passing the Federal takeover of the cash cow of Medical Insurance, the PC, Doormat Republicans are finally timidly suggesting defunding that Federal takeover.
Without the weak, PC, Doormat Republicans Boehner and McConnell being stupidly kept in their respective leadership positions by truly cowardly House and Senate Members, Obama Medical Insurance Care Takeover would have been defunded long ago.
The primal yearning of the 47 % who pay no personal Federal Income tax is to belong to a tribe where all of their choices are dictated to them by their arrogant tribal leader.
This a common trait of those who have low self-esteem.
In that sense, Obamanation is truly a cult: low self-esteem people believing everything their cult leader tells them, no questions asked.
Freedom is defined in the dictionary as follows:
1.) Exemption or liberation from slavery or imprisonment.
3.) Liberty of choice or action.
Most of the 47 % riding in the free wagon seek out slavery, and lack of personal choice.
They thus feel safe, and secure in the knowledge that this is as bad as it is going to get.
Liberty is defined in the dictionary as follows:
1.) The state of being exempt from the domination of others or from restricting circumstances; freedom.
5.) The power of voluntary choice: freedom from necessity.
6.) Individual Liberty: Freedom from restraint in the performance of rights outside of government control.
Most people who are getting a free ride in the wagon where 47 % pay no personal Federal Income Taxes, are terrified of making a voluntary choice.
The 47 % would prefer that they be under government control where the choices are made for him.
All of this societal wussiness has made it very easy for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, to advance his narrow ideological agenda of European-style, failure-prone, Marxism in spite of PC, Doormat Republican token opposition.
BTW, unlike taxes, Federal Obama care Insurance charges can be increased EVERY YEAR to whatever % the present and future arrogant leaders of Obamanation wants.
BTW, BTW, the free-loading 47 % will always vote for the Candidate for POTUS approved by Obamanation.
The question to be asked is: If it is in the Nations best interest to shut down the Government, then why are there only TWO Federal Politicians, Obama and Reid, loudly advocating shutting down the US Federal Government?
Obama has MANY reasons to shutdown the Federal Government such as:
1.) A headline grabbing story that will distract attention from the Impeachable scandals of:
Benghazi Massacre Dereliction of Duty by Obama as CIC;
Obamacare Insurance managed by the corrupt IRS;
IRS harassment of political opponents of Obama;
Use of the NSA by Obama to spy on everybody in the USA;
2.) The use of fear of a shutdown might help to protect defunding and eventual abolishment of Obamas narrowly focused ideological agenda of an European-style, failure-prone, Marxist, monopoly of the US Medical Insurance Industry.
3.) Spreading fear and blame might also preserve Obamas power to increase Obamacare Insurance premiums on an annual basis.
*This would be highly advantageous to Obama as the increase in mandatory insurance premiums would not be a tax, as the unexpected market conditions would be given as the reason for the increase.
*Also there would be no need to ask for the Advice and Consent of Congress, as the IRS would be in complete control of all income and medical records.
4.) The last reason is the most important for Obama, personally: America would at last no longer be a Nation where the Liberty to choose ones own family destiny could ever exist again.
As for Reid, the best guess I have is that he wants a Government Monopoly of the Medical Insurance Industry. Well, to be fair, Reid calls for a single payer system.
My suspician is that multi-millionaire Reid, nearing Federal retirement, owns a lot of stock in some companies that are tied to a single payer system.
Maybe the NSA, or the IRS can find out for us?
Im going to ask my US Senator from TEXAS, The Esteemed Senator John To Hell with my voters Cornyn to check on this for me - - - .
“After all, we’re all Muslims here... can’t we get along?”
smootchie...smootchie. Clown Prince nobama sure loves the bad guys.
This is not presidential. It's not even adult. Grade school is a stretch.
Obama channeling Nevile Chamberlain. I expect him to fly to Tehran and return waving a treaty and claiming peace in our time. Appeasement worked so well with Hitler surely it will succeed with the mad mullahs.
Pacifists that seek peace at any price never understand that war is the answer.
Peace is the transient interval between wars
It’s a Mo-mance.