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Posted on 11/23/2013 10:07:46 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States -- together with our close allies and partners -- took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Irans nuclear program.
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Peace in our time!
This is designed to be a distraction from the obamacare debacle.
Not saying we at FR cannot chew gum and walk at the same time.
But, Sunday morning shows will divert their attention to Iran/Israel.
This guy is a moron!
President Rouhani is not in charge!
(Thanks for posting. Dot gov sites do not have to be excerpted.)
For Immediate Release November 23, 2013
Statement By The President On First Step Agreement On Iran’s Nuclear Program
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States — together with our close allies and partners — took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Irans nuclear program.
Since I took office, Ive made clear my determination to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. As Ive said many times, my strong preference is to resolve this issue peacefully, and weve extended the hand of diplomacy. Yet for many years, Iran has been unwilling to meet its obligations to the international community. So my administration worked with Congress, the United Nations Security Council and countries around the world to impose unprecedented sanctions on the Iranian government.
These sanctions have had a substantial impact on the Iranian economy, and with the election of a new Iranian President earlier this year, an opening for diplomacy emerged. I spoke personally with President Rouhani of Iran earlier this fall. Secretary Kerry has met multiple times with Irans Foreign Minister. And we have pursued intensive diplomacy — bilaterally with the Iranians, and together with our P5-plus-1 partners — the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China, as well as the European Union.
Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure — a future in which we can verify that Irans nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon.
While todays announcement is just a first step, it achieves a great deal. For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back. Iran has committed to halting certain levels of enrichment and neutralizing part of its stockpiles. Iran cannot use its next-generation centrifuges, which are used for enriching uranium. Iran cannot install or start up new centrifuges, and its production of centrifuges will be limited. Iran will halt work at its plutonium reactor. And new inspections will provide extensive access to Irans nuclear facilities and allow the international community to verify whether Iran is keeping its commitments.
These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon. Simply put, they cut off Irans most likely paths to a bomb. Meanwhile, this first step will create time and space over the next six months for more negotiations to fully address our comprehensive concerns about the Iranian program. And because of this agreement, Iran cannot use negotiations as cover to advance its program.
On our side, the United States and our friends and allies have agreed to provide Iran with modest relief, while continuing to apply our toughest sanctions. We will refrain from imposing new sanctions, and we will allow the Iranian government access to a portion of the revenue that they have been denied through sanctions. But the broader architecture of sanctions will remain in place and we will continue to enforce them vigorously. And if Iran does not fully meet its commitments during this six-month phase, we will turn off the relief and ratchet up the pressure.
Over the next six months, we will work to negotiate a comprehensive solution. We approach these negotiations with a basic understanding: Iran, like any nation, should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. But because of its record of violating its obligations, Iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon.
In these negotiations, nothing will be agreed to unless everything is agreed to. The burden is on Iran to prove to the world that its nuclear program will be exclusively for peaceful purposes.
If Iran seizes this opportunity, the Iranian people will benefit from rejoining the international community, and we can begin to chip away at the mistrust between our two nations. This would provide Iran with a dignified path to forge a new beginning with the wider world based on mutual respect. If, on the other hand, Iran refuses, it will face growing pressure and isolation.
Over the last few years, Congress has been a key partner in imposing sanctions on the Iranian government, and that bipartisan effort made possible the progress that was achieved today. Going forward, we will continue to work closely with Congress. However, now is not the time to move forward on new sanctions - because doing so would derail this promising first step, alienate us from our allies and risk unraveling the coalition that enabled our sanctions to be enforced in the first place.
That international unity is on display today. The world is united in support of our determination to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Iran must know that security and prosperity will never come through the pursuit of nuclear weapons — it must be reached through fully verifiable agreements that make Irans pursuit of nuclear weapons impossible.
As we go forward, the resolve of the United States will remain firm, as will our commitments to our friends and allies - particularly Israel and our Gulf partners, who have good reason to be skeptical about Irans intentions.
Ultimately, only diplomacy can bring about a durable solution to the challenge posed by Irans nuclear program. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But I have a profound responsibility to try to resolve our differences peacefully, rather than rush towards conflict. Today, we have a real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement, and I believe we must test it.
The first step that weve taken today marks the most significant and tangible progress that weve made with Iran since I took office. And now we must use the months ahead to pursue a lasting and comprehensive settlement that would resolve an issue that has threatened our security — and the security of our allies — for decades. It wont be easy, and huge challenges remain ahead. But through strong and principled diplomacy, the United States of America will do our part on behalf of a world of greater peace, security, and cooperation among nations.
Thank you very much.
brak, those who are about to die spit on you and with their last breath, they curse you.
This created a huge diplomatic problem for Israel. Not only has Iran been granted an immediate $4.5 dollars and large loopholes through the sanctions, but it is now the beneficiary of being a party to an “international peace agreement”. Clearly it has not abandoned its nuclear ambitions, allowed open inspections and those centrifuges have not stopped spinning for a minute. However if Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities, most of the world will condemn ad punish Israel. Obama has given Iran a great victory.
Attention Mossad: You have a call waiting at the white courtesy phone. Saudi Arabia (aka the Diaperheads) are offering ___ Billion if you tac-nuke the caps off Irans mountain bunkers.
I suggest you accept the cash and nuke Soetoro/Soebarkahs spiritual homeland (Iran).
First they must attack Iran surreptitiously, some sort of industrial accident perhaps.
Secondly, they must get Mossad to begin discovering and exposing Obama, again surreptitiously.
Please note that the first 3 digits of a Social Security Number do not in fact have a solid association with a particular state of residence or other geographically significant area, except in a very broad sense, and in any case that association fell apart long ago.
Here's the story, via Wikipedia:
The Social Security number is a nine-digit number in the format "AAA-GG-SSSS"...Sorry. Back to the drawing board on this one.
The Area Number, the first three digits, is assigned by the geographical region. Prior to 1973, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the office code in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be in the area where the applicant lived, since a person could apply for their card in any Social Security office. Since 1973, when SSA began assigning SSNs and issuing cards centrally from Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security card. The applicant's mailing address does not have to be the same as their place of residence.
Thus, the Area Number does not necessarily represent the State of residence of the applicant regardless of whether the card was issued prior to, or after, 1973.
Generally, numbers were assigned beginning in the northeast and moving south and westward, so that people on the East Coast had the lowest numbers and those on the West Coast had the highest numbers. As the areas assigned to a locality are exhausted, new areas from the pool are assigned, so some states have noncontiguous groups of numbers.
But fear not, there's a ton of bogus crap yet to dig up about the Imposter. Have fun!
Interesting fact. Many of the Iranian Jews that were forced to leave Iran were heavily involved in the construction business. Sure this fact was not lost on Mossad. Would not be surprised if the support beams in those “hardened” nuclear facilities are generously laced with C4 plastique explosives.
Either he’s lieing or he believes every word of what
he says, could be both, don’t know which is worse...
Israel must be ready and may god be with them.
IMHO, 0bama is floridly psychotic and believes his lies the second he tells them..
“Sorry. Back to the drawing board on this one. But fear not, there’s a ton of bogus crap yet to dig up about the Imposter. Have fun!”
So......... You’re saying Obama (aka Soetoro) grew up in Hawaii (and Indonesia), then traveled to Connecticut, or picked Connecticut, in order to obtain his ‘042’ (CONNECTICUT issue prefix) SSN.... for what reason? Obama has no connection to Connecticut that anybody can find, so why does his SSN start with ‘042’?
PS Your legal name doesn’t happen to be Ezra Klein, does it? If so, please collect your bonus check at Valerie’s office.
PPS here’s the list of SSN prefix codes, illustrating that SSN’s starting with ‘042’ are CONNECTICUT ISSUE:
‘These prefixes indicate the state in which the Social Security Number was issued. This will assist you in identifying the state in which the individual lived or was possibly born.’
Still. More. Spineless. Obama. Bull. Sh*t.
Let me know when Soetoro changes his SSN so the first 3 digits are within these ranges. Until that day, he’s using a CONNECTICUT (stolen/borrowed) SSN (prefix code ‘024’).
Hawaii 575-576 & 750-751
“But I have a profound responsibility to try to resolve our differences peacefully, rather than rush towards conflict.”
This guy thinks the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News are the biggest threat to our nation; but diplomacy is how he thinks he should handle the worst sponsor of state terrorism presently.
You missed my point. I was only stating a simple fact, which is that while IN GENERAL, there is an association between the first three digits of an SSN and the state where it was issued, there is NO NECESSARY ASSOCIATION between those digits and every person to whom those digits were issued.
To say that MOST people have an SSN which corresponds to their state of birth is fine. But to hold up an individual who is an exception to that generalization does not prove anything, other than "here's an exception". It's just a "SO WHAT", because there are LOTS of such individuals. I don't have a clue why Obummer's SSN starts with 042, but that doesn't NECESSARILY say that it's invalid for him.
Understand: I'm certainly not defending him or his SSN -- for all I know it's as illegitimate as a 3-dollar bill. But you can't PROVE that simply because of the first three digits.
Put another way: Do you understand the difference between a generalization and a specific instance which is an exception to the general case? If so, then you must agree that this is at best a circumstantial, statistical case, not a proof of anything specific.
> PS Your legal name doesnt happen to be Ezra Klein, does it? If so, please collect your bonus check at Valeries office.
No need to get personal or sarcastic. I've been an FR member for over 8 years and lurked quite a while before that. If you doubt my intentions or leanings I invite you to peruse my posted comments; they're part of the site records.
> PPS heres the list of SSN prefix codes, illustrating that SSNs starting with 042 are CONNECTICUT ISSUE: http://www.mrfa.org/ssn.htm These prefixes indicate the state in which the Social Security Number was issued. This will assist you in identifying the state in which the individual lived or was possibly born.
No way am I going to say anything negative about the MRFA, a wonderful organization which includes the SSN information on their site as a way of helping to track down servicepeople. It's a fine reference. But as they themselves state, it's not a guarantee of every individual's SSN, just a generalized guideline and helpful reference.
Feel free to pursue this angle if you wish -- I can't stop you, and wouldn't if I could. But I feel obliged to point out that claiming Obummer is a fake because his SSN starts with 042 is probably not going to bring him down. OTOH, it would probably be a lot more useful to spend that energy and research trying to get his college records. Best of luck and FRegards.
A look at Iran
You might want to read up on the recent (last few years) changes to how SSNs are allocated and assigned. If Soetoro changes his SSN the new one will be RANDOM.
Yeah, RANDOM. Again from Wikipedia:
On June 25, 2011, the SSA changed the SSN assignment process to "SSN randomization". SSN randomization affects the SSN assignment process in the following ways:
- It eliminates the geographical significance of the first three digits of the SSN, previously referred to as the Area Number, by no longer allocating the Area Numbers for assignment to individuals in specific states.
- It eliminates the significance of the highest Group Number and, as a result, the High Group List is frozen in time and can be used for validation of SSNs issued prior to the randomization implementation date.
- Previously unassigned Area Numbers have been introduced for assignment excluding Area Numbers 000, 666 and 900-999.
GOD has been with them and in my humble opinion will not forsake them.
GOD IS ON THEIR SIDE. Has to be or they would have been annihilated long ago.
on 4 blood moons, 2014 and 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvLo57f0Do8
the key words are “Islamic Republic” — should tell anyone that those that are not under their regime are enemies and can be terminated...that ideology is dangerous and to even consider allowing them to have a nuke is absolutely crazy!
The Persians want Mahdi to come back and reign peace on earth under the Moslem banner...a nuke should would satisfy that goal!
Who to believe, Obama or Iran, hmmmmm?
OK, I’m stuck.
Obama knows what he is doing. He isn’t dumb,just following his plan.
The people who follow him are either stupid or evil. There is no other option.
So, we give them $4.5 billion and we get jack.
Way to go Charlie Brown.
Of course the real question is, who is on god’s side?
I don’t think the Jews have forgotten the lessons
they have learned at such cost.
Correct, they suddenly changed the law in 2011. And it doesn’t strike you as odd that SSNs were suddenly ‘randomized’ in 2011 ?
You’re sounding more like a liberal with every post. Please tell me how randomizing the SSN codes from 2011 and later changes the fact that Obama has been using a Connecticut-issue ‘042’ prefix SSN for _____ decades (many years prior to this rule change).
Is a time machine involved in your explanation, as we witnessed in the Terminator movies? Or is your rationale more reminiscent of Back To The Future?
Do I need a DeLorean powered by 1.21 Gigawatts to prove your thesis that HAWAII resident Obama hasn’t been using a STOLEN SSN for several decades?
Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘The lady doth protest too much?’
Your lengthy posts equal ‘protesting too much.’
You have an agenda to distract from the FACT that Obama (aka Soetoro/Soebarkah) has been using a CT-issued ‘042’ prefix SSN for several decades even though he was a Hawaii resident with NO CONNECTION to CT.
If the SSN was Illinois-issue, you’d have an easier time. But it’s not, is it?
The only person you’re fooling is yourself. And also whoever compensates you for posting these ‘explanations’ that can’t explain the fact of SSN 042-68-4425 being STOLEN.
First step towards a nuclear war in the middle east
> You have an agenda to distract from the FACT that Obama (aka Soetoro/Soebarkah) has been using a CT-issued 042 prefix SSN for several decades even though he was a Hawaii resident with NO CONNECTION to CT.
No, my FRiend, I have no “agenda” and certainly not something like that.
I DO have a concern that we (FReepers) establish our proofs of Soetoro’s illegitimacy using facts we can back up in a court (I.e. Senate), not general or circumstantial associations. I don’t personally think the SSN argument is very water-tight, that’s all. It’s too easy to explain away because of how SSNs have been done. Of course it’s fishy and odd. But IMO it’s not solid enough to bring him down effectively. If it were, they would have fixed it long before now to avoid questions.
Like I said, the documentation on his high school and college years is much more likely to yield solid proof of lies and crimes — why else is it so well hidden?
I grant you that I’m rather long winded in my comments. But I would appreciate you avoiding the personal digs and innuendo in your comments here. Our discussion is (or should be) about the provability of the evidence, not whether can call me names for pointing out a weakness in hopes that perhaps the case can be improved. Please, let us not fight each other. We and America have a serious enemy to contend with. Thanks.
“Peace in our time!”
He’s considering changing his name to Neville Chamberlain Owebama.
Can Obama tell us why he thinks it is a good deal for America without sounding like he’s deranged, dishonest, and out of touch?