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Abject Surrender by the United States
The Weekly Standard ^ | November 24, 2013 | John Bolton

Posted on 11/24/2013 8:07:54 AM PST by yoe

Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.”

This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment activities. Allowing Iran to continue enriching, and despite modest (indeed, utterly inadequate) measures to prevent it from increasing its enriched-uranium stockpiles and its overall nuclear infrastructure, lays the predicate for Iran fully enjoying its “right” to enrichment in any “final” agreement. Indeed, the interim agreement itself acknowledges that a “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program.” This is not, as the Obama administration leaked before the deal became public, a “compromise” on Iran’s claimed “right” to enrichment. This is abject surrender by the United States.

In exchange for superficial concessions, Iran achieved three critical breakthroughs. First, it bought time to continue all aspects of its nuclear-weapons program the agreement does not cover (centrifuge manufacturing and testing; weaponization research and fabrication; and its entire ballistic missile program). Indeed, given that the interim agreement contemplates periodic renewals, Iran may have gained all of the time it needs to achieve weaponization not of simply a handful of nuclear weapons, but of dozens or more.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bolton; iran; israel; johnbolton; kerry; nucleariran; obamairandeal; obamanucleariran; obamasfault; secstatekerry
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America looks weak because she is weak.
1 posted on 11/24/2013 8:07:54 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

Let’s see. John Bolton, john f’n heinz kerry. John Bolton, john f’n heinz kerry. I’ll take John Bolton for $1,000 Alex. In case you forgot, John Bolton and Clarence Thomas were college roomies. No wonder Bolton is such a loose cannon huh?


2 posted on 11/24/2013 8:11:25 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: yoe

It disgraceful what has become of the greatest country on the planet. We’re all metrosexual fairies now. I knew this was going to happen once males living here developed a fondness for wearing pink.


3 posted on 11/24/2013 8:12:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: yoe

America must be weak so that Obama can catch a break from that effing website.


4 posted on 11/24/2013 8:13:02 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: yoe
"In declining states the leadership intuitively chooses the most harmful course of action."- A Great Historian 1888
5 posted on 11/24/2013 8:13:02 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: yoe

America got concessions from Iran, period.

Pray America is Waking


6 posted on 11/24/2013 8:14:03 AM PST by bray (Delay Obamacare)
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To: yoe
Neville Obama says, "I have a signature. There will be peace in our time."

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7 posted on 11/24/2013 8:15:24 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: yoe

The unconstitutionally elected admitted foreign born Islamic Kenyan has three agendas:

1. Destroy the US from within

2. Empower and spread radical Islam

3. Play golf.

This “deal with Iran” is just more of #2.

Am I right or what? EVERYTHING this guy does since day one has been based on those three agendas. I dare any liberal to show me otherwise. How many more examples do we need before somebody gets the nuts to start impeachment proceedings on this enemy of America who ISN’T EVEN SUPPOSE TO BE IN OFFICE IN THE FIRST PLACE!


8 posted on 11/24/2013 8:15:25 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: yoe

“If you like your nuclear weapons program, you can keep your nuclear weapons program” - unfortunately, that’s one promise that Obama will keep.


9 posted on 11/24/2013 8:17:51 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: 3Fingas
perfect!



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10 posted on 11/24/2013 8:18:45 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: GreenHornet
“If you like your nuclear weapons program, you can keep your nuclear weapons program” - unfortunately, that’s one promise that Obama will keep.

But the Islamics on the other side won't keep promises. They lie because it is in their religion to lie to the Infidel. That gains them virgins in heaven.

11 posted on 11/24/2013 8:22:12 AM PST by Parmy
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To: yoe
Obama and Jarrett just cut Israel off at the knees. Israel is simply no longer able to attack Iran's nuclear facilities without complete world condemnation because America has now legitimized Iran's nuclear program. So if Israel were to attack there would now be a basis for retaliation against Israel. Israel now stands alone, isolated from the rest of the world. Just as Obama and Jarrett wanted all along.
12 posted on 11/24/2013 8:25:09 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Obadiah
Israel now stands alone, isolated from the rest of the world.

This is all blatantly spelled out in the Bible. It doesn't end well for Israel's enemies, but it does appear that Israel is going to have their chain yanked pretty hard at some point. The only question is the timing of the events.

13 posted on 11/24/2013 8:27:04 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: yoe

follows the plan for America to be week so the Anti-Christ can bring the one world government. Always knew Democrats would hand the keys to America over.


14 posted on 11/24/2013 8:36:06 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: yoe
Surrender?
Or just another post-coup d'etat-by-fraud action.



15 posted on 11/24/2013 8:39:16 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: yoe

Domestic policy of this president has been nothing short of catastrophic, and his idea of compensating is turning foreign policy and national security into a catastrophe as well. He’ll go down in history as the most destructive president in history, but such history will likely have to be recorded on stone walls with burnt sticks.


16 posted on 11/24/2013 8:39:35 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Keep those three in mind, and everything The Won does makes perfect sense.


17 posted on 11/24/2013 8:43:25 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: yoe

No better said weak because 0bummer wants us to be weak. Caliphate yes constitution no.


18 posted on 11/24/2013 8:45:49 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: yoe

Historic. Game LOSER. Bye, bye, Ms. American Pie....!


19 posted on 11/24/2013 8:58:59 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: yoe

I hereby apologize to Israel, on behalf of all REAL Americans. Many Americans suspect President Muhummad Al-Obama is a Kenyan, but few know Valerie Jarret, who secretly negotiated this “deal”, is Iranian. PERSIAN. Check Wikipedia or Google it.


20 posted on 11/24/2013 9:05:30 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

She was born in Iran, but looking at the lineage of her parents, saying she’s Persian is like saying Ted Cruz is a Canuck.


21 posted on 11/24/2013 9:07:45 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation

Nevertheless, I feel her loyalties, like those of Al-Obama, as suspect.


22 posted on 11/24/2013 9:18:08 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: yoe

The world is prepared to blame Netanyahu for striking Iran and the chaos that follows. History will blame Obama.


23 posted on 11/24/2013 9:18:37 AM PST by Cicero1234
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To: 2harddrive

Oh heavens yes. She’s a life long member of the Chicago mob.
Trained by the notoriously crooked Harold Washington early on.
We can attack her on a thousand fronts, but being born in Iran was incidental to the story in my view.


24 posted on 11/24/2013 9:23:02 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: rktman
John Bolton exposed himself as a complete fraud in the 1990s with his public demands for the Clinton administration to launch military action against Serbia in the 1990s on behalf of radical Islamic insurrectionists in Kosovo.

If John Bolton is genuinely upset about this deal with Iran, he should simply pretend Iran is Kosovo, pretend Israel is Serbia, and go find something else to do with his time.

25 posted on 11/24/2013 9:25:56 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Cicero1234

“The world is prepared to blame Netanyahu for striking Iran and the chaos that follows. History will blame Obama.”

History will be written by the victors. Unfortunately we can’t be certain the lovers of liberty will win the war we are already fighting. A hallowed out USA alone, with Obama or Hillary at the helm, cannot defeat Russia, China, North Korea, and the Muslim world acting in unison. Europe has no army, even if they would come to our defense. Even worse, less than half of the American people care.


26 posted on 11/24/2013 9:42:28 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: yoe
As much as Valerie Jarret and Barry Soetoro hate Israel, it won't matter when Saudi Arabia bankrolls Israel's buildup of its existing nuclear capabilities and delivery mechanisms to keep Iran at bay. Israel has multiple options when it comes to defending itself. Saudi Arabia realizes what is at stake here and how Barry Soetoro is falling over himself to enable Iran to go nuclear.
27 posted on 11/24/2013 9:52:23 AM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: 2harddrive

Actually she was born in Iran of American parents. She’s not a Persian or Iranian. This is not to say she isn’t pro-Iranian and anti-American.

(According to Wikipedia)


28 posted on 11/24/2013 9:53:05 AM PST by cartoonistx
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To: cartoonistx

VJ is actually connected to Saudi Prince Alwaleed (of Murdoch’s Newscorp), via Khalid Almansour, her father-in-law Vernon Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis.

I’ve never seen anyone make as serious connection from VJ to an Iranian patron.


29 posted on 11/24/2013 10:03:38 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: cartoonistx

I do feel she is a security risk, in ways other foreign-born, like Ted Cruz, are not.


30 posted on 11/24/2013 10:08:35 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: yoe
Who is going to take the blame when Iran vaporizes one of our aircraft carriers or a few hundred thousand Israelis?
31 posted on 11/24/2013 10:20:40 AM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: yoe
giving aid and comfort to the enemy is more like it...
32 posted on 11/24/2013 10:35:12 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: yoe

The Jewish vote went overwhelmingly for Obama.

They can all kiss my ass now.

Maybe Iran will nuke Israel and we can get the inevitable over with.


33 posted on 11/24/2013 11:51:41 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: yoe

BTTT


34 posted on 11/24/2013 11:52:49 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

For a couple decades I’ve worn US flag shoulder patches and lapel pins. Just tell me when I should trade them for white ones? Maybe I need a French catalog to order from? Semper Fi


35 posted on 11/24/2013 12:11:31 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Obadiah

” . . and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.” Daniel 11:27


36 posted on 11/24/2013 12:21:48 PM PST by captmar-vell
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To: yoe

America is weak because of weak leadership.


37 posted on 11/24/2013 12:32:13 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: yoe

Don’t forget John Bolton was filibustered by the Rats because he stood up for America and only got to serve as UN ambassador for a year and a half as a recess appointment.

Of course we know now the Rats have no problem with filibusters as long as they’re the only ones doing them!

Even after throwing Israel to the wolves, the Rats know they have the majority of American Jewish votes locked up. It’s really pathetic.


38 posted on 11/24/2013 12:34:48 PM PST by Dave346
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

John Bolton ping, thanks yoe.


39 posted on 11/24/2013 1:57:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Obadiah

You’ve got it.


40 posted on 11/24/2013 2:25:51 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: henkster
America is weak because of weak leadership.

America is weak because we flock to the polls and elect weak leaders, and reject and ridicule strong leaders. Repeatedly. And only half of Americans or less care enough to vote at all.

41 posted on 11/24/2013 3:11:34 PM PST by Reddon
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42 posted on 11/24/2013 3:14:09 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: All; yoe

Does the Obama administration think this deal will generate peace?

“Saudi prince to Iran: We won’t sit idly by”

snip http://www.jihadwatch.org/


43 posted on 11/24/2013 4:24:08 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: yoe

The Iranian negotiating team was mentored by the very successful North Korean negotiators, I suspect, if not directly then by example and easily observable history of what those negotiating with North Korea have demanded and what they actually accept - time after time - in an agreement.


44 posted on 11/24/2013 4:31:35 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Tzimisce

This is something that has always intrigued me. The Jewish voters of America are the most Democrat voting constituency, the out-and-out kooky leftists of American culture and academia, the ones who paint conservative Americans as mouth-breathing troglodytes in the classroom and on the screen, are overwhelmingly Jewish yet US conservatives especially here in FreeRepublic kiss up to Israel like it was the last beacon of hope in the world.

I don’t get that, Israel is just one more country which, from time to time, might come in handy in a strategic alliance but which will at the end of the day do what suits it rather than what suits America as it is perfectly justified in doing.

What’s so goddamned special about Israel?


45 posted on 11/24/2013 5:36:09 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

“What’s so goddamned special about Israel?”

That tells everyone at FR everything that need be known about you.


46 posted on 11/24/2013 6:15:54 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PotatoHeadMick
What’s so goddamned special about Israel?

Go figure yourself. While the Jews denied Jesus' divinity, American fundamentalist Christians worship Israel because of some or other prophecy of Armageddon involving Israel, that's found in the Bible.

47 posted on 11/24/2013 6:19:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: elcid1970

Does it? Pray tell.

I don’t understand how the US treats every other nation on planet earth in accordance with US interests but Israel is treated like it is some special American proxy.

The US owes Israel nothing in the same way it owes France nothing, Brazil nothing, Canada nothing or any other country but hey feel free to call me out if I fail to see why Israel gets a free pass.

Trust me Israelis aren’t too keen on US conservative Christians, just ask their co-religionists in the US.


48 posted on 11/24/2013 6:53:20 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

You have a lot in common with Pat Buchanan.

Israel is the only democracy in the entire g-d’d Middle East and a firm U.S. ally, just for starters.

And when six million Arabs are surrounded by three hundred million screaming Jews, then I’ll sympathize with the Arabs.

And don’t forget our Prez’s strange new respect for the Iranian nuclear mullahs. That’ll do us a lot of good.

Between the Israelis, and hundreds of millions of Islamic savages howling for their blood and ours, I’ll choose the civilized ones!


49 posted on 11/24/2013 7:07:02 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Farnsworth

One can not be a real Christian (”born again”, “true Christian”, etc) and be a Democrat, IMO.

Unless terminally and willfully stupid or totally brainwashed.

Anyway, we can rejoice that President Chamb..er, Obama has now “bought peace in our time.”

(those who do not learn from history.....repeat, repeat,...)


50 posted on 11/24/2013 9:20:43 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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