Intro to ‘More Than A Threat’
Justin Smith writes one of the best essays he has ever written. So kudos to Justin!
Justin writes about the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) which is the appellation of Obama’s delusion of peace with Iran over nukes and in which Obama is also offering billions of dollars in “Sanction Relief” to Iran. All the U.S. and the other negotiating Security Council members plus Germany get in return from Iran is an unverifiable PROMISE.
Read the preamble to the JPA and ask yourself if Iran will even come close to its part of the agreement.
The goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop any nuclear weapons. This comprehensive solution would build on these initial measures and result in a final step for a period to be agreed upon and the resolution of concerns. This comprehensive solution would enable Iran to fully enjoy its right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes under the relevant articles of the NPT in conformity with its obligations therein. This comprehensive solution would involve a mutually defined enrichment programme with practical limits and transparency measures to ensure the peaceful nature of the programme. This comprehensive solution would constitute an integrated whole where nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. This comprehensive solution would involve a reciprocal, step-by-step process, and would produce the comprehensive lifting of all UN Security Council sanctions, as well as multilateral and national sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear programme.
There would be additional steps in between the initial measures and the final step, including, among other things, addressing the UN Security Council resolutions, with a view toward bringing to a satisfactory conclusion the UN Security Council’s consideration of this matter. The E3+3 and Iran will be responsible for conclusion and implementation of mutual near-term measures and the comprehensive solution in good faith. A Joint Commission of E3/EU+3 and Iran will be established to monitor the implementation of the near-term measures and address issues that may arise, with the IAEA responsible for verification of nuclear-related measures. The Joint Commission will work with the IAEA to facilitate resolution of past and present issues of concern. (Copied from text version from The Guardian PDF posting of the JPA Agreement)
So who believes Iran will the kind of access this preamble insinuates? Just for clarity sake the “E3/EU +3” references these nations: USA, Russia, China/France, Germany and the UK.
No it is time to read Justin Smith’s brilliant essay.
More Than A Threat
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 11/30/2013 10:45 PM
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Posted: November 30, 2013 at 11:09pm
“Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of worlds.” -Hindu scripture from the ‘Bhagavad Gita’
In the aftermath of the November 24, 2013 interim deal to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which is called the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), Americans bear witness to an Iranian regime that has supported international terrorism, while waging war against the United States and Israel since 1979. We see Secretary of State John Kerry, with an anti-American bias in everything he approaches, purposefully and knowingly pave the way to ensure that Iran will soon acquire a nuclear weapon, while Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid, two members of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet, long “to be in a situation in which the Americans listen to us the way they used to listen to us in the past”. And properly so, America heard Benjamin Netanyahu reiterate that “Israel has the right and the obligation to defend itself, by itself, against any threat”.
Vali Nasr, dean of John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, released one of the most naive and idiotic statements in regards to the deal between the U.S, Western powers and Iran. He suggested that Iran might now be helpful in brokering a postwar settlement in Afghanistan, between the U.S. and the Taliban.
Does anyone really believe Iran will ever stop attacking the U.S. and Israel and their interests across the globe, as long as the mullahs, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Islam… the mother of all totalitarianisms-theocracy… keep Iran in a stranglehold?
For 444 days the islamoNazis of Iran held Americans hostage after deposing the Shah, and the attacks against the U.S. continued into the present. Eighty-five percent of the improvised explosive devices used in Iraq in 2004 were furnished by Iran, according to Lt General Moshe Ya’alon, former Israeli Defense chief of staff. Thirty thousand Revolutionary Guard Corps and Quds Force were actively fighting coalition forces in Iraq; throughout the Afghanistan War, these same forces formed hunter-killer teams for the sole mission of killing U.S. soldiers, according to the 5th Special Forces command hierarchy.
And when will Iran’s proxy “holy warriors” of Hezbollah ever be brought to a day of reckoning for the murders of 283 U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983? Marines on a “peace-keeping” mission. One must wonder over President Ronald Reagan’s decision not to mount a swift retaliation… the only real failure of his Presidency.
Now, it is surreal to see John Kerry as the chief negotiator striving to limit Iran’s nuclear ambitions, when this is the same radical antiwar activist who never met an enemy of the United States that he didn’t like. Kerry should be criminally charged for not registering as an Iranian agent, because he advocated giving Iran nuclear fuel during the first presidential debate in 2004, as “a test” of Iran’s “true intentions”. And, this is seen as especially egregious, once one finds that Hassan Nemazee, top Kerry fund-raiser and alleged “agent” for Iran, stated in a 2004 deposition, that he “would not trust this regime (Iran) on the nuclear issue to have any intentions other than a weaponized program”.
Last week, Ruhollah Hossinian, a hardline lawmaker, stated, “It (JPA) practically tramples on Iran’s enrichment rights”. This is reminiscent of 2006, when the UN Security Council had set an August 31 deadline for Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment programs or face sanctions. On August 31, Iranian President Ahmadinejad, in a televised appearance, stated, “They should know that the Iranian nation will not let its rights be trampled on”. And by March 2007, Iran had added 3000 new centrifuges capable of manufacturing weapons grade uranium to its facilities at Natanz.
The ‘New York Times’ characterized the JPA agreement as “a chance to chart a new American course in the Middle East”, although its reality is virtually the exact same policies America has witnessed liberal Democrats employ for decades. In 1979, A.Q. Khan, a nuclear physicist, gave Pakistan nuclear weapons, under the careless watch of Zbigniew Brzezinski; Khan promptly proliferated this technology, first to North Korea and then to Iran, along with blueprints of a Chinese designed warhead. Madeleine Albright failed to halt Kim Jong Il’s nuclear weapons program during the Clinton administration, and now we see Obama and Kerry falling in line with the advocates of appeasement.
What does it mean to Iran’s mullahs that Obama and Kerry are unwilling to concede an Iranian “right” to enrich uranium? Absolutely nothing. The mullahs want nuclear weapons and a dominant position throughout the Middle East more than they desire peace and prosperity for their people, so no amount of sanctions will achieve a satisfactory result.
Utilizing numerous deceptions, such as tramp steamers off the U.S. and European coasts or physically crossing porous borders, it would not be too difficult for Iran to target 29 critical sites in America and the West, identified numerous times by successive Iranian presidents. Iran’s Shahab-4 missiles have a 2500 mile range and can carry biological, chemical or nuclear warheads. The destruction of these sites would seriously cripple Western power, killing millions of innocent people in the process.
How many times and in how many different ways do we have to hear Iran’s leaders state their intent to destroy “the Great Satan” – America and “the Little Satan” – Israel before we believe them and take their words to heart?
Make no mistake. President Hassan Rouhani is no different from his predecessors, Khatami and Ahmadinejad, and while he couches his statements in ambiguous and subtle nuances, ultimately he hopes to foist an Iranian Islamic nightmare on the world.
A few years after taking power, Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomenei said: “I say let Iran go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world”.
The JPA is merely another delaying tactic for Iran’s mullahs, who are just mere weeks away from seeing their goal come to fruition. And, despite all the best efforts of those like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who asserts “…strong sanctions…brought Iran to the table”, Iran will have nuclear weapons soon.
The world stands at a critical crossroads, and unfortunately the only real solution is a war to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities and possibly remove a rogue regime from power, one that should have been targeted long before Iraq or Afghanistan. Rife with cohorts to the jihadists desiring negotiations, no matter the cost, the Obama administration will not answer this call, and Iran fully realizes this due to Obama’s “red-line” failure with Syria. The weight of this solution, unfairly and even more unfortunately, sits on the shoulders of Israel.
In the early 1930s, many viewed Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ as just rhetoric, although he clearly had laid out his program to exterminate the Jews. Sixty-one million deaths, including six million Jews, lay at the feet of Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement plan, because, as so eloquently stated by Winston Churchill, the world lacked the “democratic courage, intellectual honesty, and willingness to act”. Let America and the world not make this same mistake again with Iran.
© Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
At worst one has to wonder how much Communism is still an influence in the Russian government. At least one has to wonder if Russian expansionism in the increasing aiding of rogue nations or anti-American nations.
At any rate the civil war in Syria is beginning more and more to look like an old fashioned Cold War between the U.S. of A. and Russia. INN has the details.
John R. Houk
© October 14, 2011
Amin is displeased that I forgot to edit his English in a comment I posted for him:
Comment Sent: Oct 11, 2011 at 4:03 AM
Comment: You promised to delete unedited posts from me and not to mentioned I am not strong in English, but still you call me down by repeating I am weak in English.
Now in Egypt 25 Christians were murdered. Make a judgment: which one is worse – Iran or Egypt?
You hate Iran because Iran has no relationship with Israel. I hate Israel because Israel has fans like you.
I do not believe in any religion, but I am glad you are angry over Islam.
You are cruel John.
Oops, sorry about that Amin I forgot to remove the unedited English of a comment you made. I will edit that comment and update it. When I edit anyone’s comment or post it is not to make of their command of the English language. The purposed of editing is to make a post readable. Amin your grasp of the English language is weak. It is nothing to be embarrassed about. You are from a foreign nation in which your native tongue is Farsi. So get over the editing and the lack of the command of the English language.
Well Amin, Egypt is far worse; however Egypt is worse because the Christian population there is 10% of the Egyptian population while the Christian population in Iran is less than 1%. Do you think the psycho-Mullahs would tolerate a Christian demand for civil rights if Christians represented 10% of the Iranian population? There would be a massive genocide of the ethnic cleansing of Christians if they represented 10% of the Iranian population.
Truly I am not pleased that there are no diplomatic relations between Israel and Iran. Iran’s hatred for Jews is not the primary reason for disgust for Iran. In 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini allowed his followers to disregard diplomatic immunity and did nothing after a bunch of Shia hooligans crashed into the U.S. Embassy and took hostages for nearly a year. When the Shias stormed the Embassy it was in affect capturing U.S. territory that was guaranteed by international protocol to be under the protection of the Iranian government. If the Iranian government had so much hatred for America it should have kicked the American diplomatic mission out of Iran and then break diplomatic relations U.S. government.
Instead Khomeini gave his tacit approval for this act of war by first allowing the situation to happen and then doing nothing to remove the perpetrators of the violation of international protocols of diplomatic immunity. How would it run for you if President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested in New York City for his youthful involvement in the 1979 Iranian invasion of American territory by virtue of delegating land for the U.S. Embassy?
Recently Iran AGAIN has been exposed perpetrating an act of war by hooking up with Mexican illicit drug cartels to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the USA on American soil. I do understand that the Iranian government denies any involvement in the assassination plot; however Iran does not exactly have a global track record of telling the truth to Western nations, particularly with the United States of America.
I despise the Iranian government because it is a regime of psycho-Shia Mullahs. The Iranian people are great because they represent the remnants of a very ancient group of people. The Iranian leaders are Jew-hating, Christian-hating and American-hating group of people that is willing to risk global conflagration in the name of their Allah.