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Iran’s Nuclear Bomb

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on June 30, 2022 by andelino

Iran is only weeks away from obtaining enough fissile material to build its first nuclear bomb, announced the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on May 31. An IAEA resolution condemning Iran’s actions was followed closely by Germany’s publication of an intelligence report that exposed Iran’s attempts to secretly obtain technology destined to be used in nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles.

On June 8, Germany, France, the United States and the United Kingdom submitted a resolution to condemn Iran’s actions. According to the IAEA, Iran now has 95 pounds of uranium enriched to 60 percent. Three months ago, Iran had only 22 pounds of uranium, an increase of 430 percent. With little effort, Iran’s nuclear scientists could raise the enrichment level to 90 percent in two weeks, making it possible to build the bomb.

Read more at “Iran Is Only Weeks Away From a Nuclear Bomb”

Iran-Backed Militia

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on May 11, 2022 by andelino

Will Iranian aggression derail the new deal?

Iran-backed militias attacked a United States-led coalition base in eastern Syria on the morning of April 7, injuring four U.S. soldiers. Two indirect fire munitions struck the Green Village Base located near Syria’s largest oil field. Currently, it is not known whether the militia used rockets or mortar in the attack. All four soldiers sustained minor injuries, but medical personnel held at least one under observation for potential brain trauma.

Read more at “Iran-Backed Militia Injure Four American Soldiers”

Nuclear Rubicon

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2021 by andelino

In a speech at the United Nations last month, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned that Iran’s nuclear program had hit a “watershed moment.” “Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning,” he said. “We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.” But consensus is growing that it is almost too late to stop Iran from getting the bomb.

According to former Central Intelligence Agency officer Reuel Gerecht and senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations Ray Takeyh, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “and his henchmen haven’t spent billions and endured a tidal wave of sanctions and social unrest only to get close to a nuclear weapon. They will build the bomb as soon as they can and justify it afterward.”

Read more at “Iran Is Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon”

Islamic Regime in Iran

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2021 by andelino

Immediately following America’s invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, it  was boldly forecasted that it would result in an unmitigated defeat for the world’s lone superpower. “While the United States wants to eliminate terrorism and is becoming much more aggressive in trying to do so, its efforts will fall short. It frankly does not have the necessary will to tackle the enormity of the problem!” Afghanistan’s stunning collapse to the Taliban after America’s ill-conceived and shameless retreat has proved that forecast true.

Realize the significance of this statement: Just as the world’s lone superpower invaded Afghanistan armed with the most sophisticated weaponry ever used in warfare, it was actually forecast that by the end of the failed campaign, not only would Islamic terrorism survive, but Iran, the chief sponsor of terrorism, would emerge stronger than ever.

As the world witnesses the shocking defeat of the United States to the Taliban, it’s worth considering, with a far greater sense of urgency, the resurgent power of the Islamic regime in Iran.

This is not to diminish the extreme catastrophe taking place in Afghanistan, nor the horrific conditions that await the Afghan people as Taliban rule snuffs out any hope of personal freedom. Nor too does it mean not recognizing the legitimate threat that Afghanistan will once again become a launching pad for terrorist attacks on the West.

Make no mistake. Taliban rule in Afghanistan will be horrific for Afghans, as well as threaten peace elsewhere. But don’t let the dramatic footage of towel-headed Taliban fighters wielding AK-47s and driving American-made Humvee’s through the streets of Kabul distract you from the far greater threat Iran currently poses to the world.

The same genocidal ideology that governs the Taliban also reigns supreme in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Yes, the Taliban was shouting death to America as it took over Kabul. But that same chant is heard after Friday prayers every week in Iran, not to mention voiced inside the Iranian parliament in Tehran.

Yes, the Taliban provided safe haven for Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda as he planned the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. But it was also the mullahs in Tehran who worked with al Qaeda to give safe passage to the terrorists as they crossed through Iran en route to carry out their attacks.

Furthermore, for the past five years, when it became too dangerous for al Qaeda inside Afghanistan, all the top brass of the group moved to Iran. Even now, the leadership of al Qaeda moves freely inside Iran, acting in consort with, and under the direction of, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Furthermore, while the world wonders what threat al Qaeda may pose in the future if it re-surges in Afghanistan, Iran’s current actions are setting the Middle East on fire.

As Jonathan Spyer wrote in the Wall Street Journal on August 16, “The Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan, while swift and dramatic, is neither the first nor the sole challenge to the U.S. and its allies taking place in and around the region. Iran is mounting another, no less significant push.”

Spyer then detailed several instances over the past few months of Iran pushing at the West: the unprovoked Iranian drone strike on the merchant vessel Mercer Street in the Gulf of Oman, which killed a British crewman and the Romanian captain; the launching of 20 rockets by Iran-backed Hezbollah into Israel (the first time this has happened since the second Lebanon war 15 years ago); the 20 strikes by Iran-backed militias on U.S. targets inside Iraq; an under-reported Iran-led offensive inside Syria, which is bringing its forces closer to attacking both Israel and Jordan.

Yet hardly any of this current Iranian push is reported on by the mainstream press. This is because the chief foreign-policy objective of the Biden administration is to reorient the Middle East in favor of the Iranian regime. In fact, the wall-to-wall coverage of Afghanistan will no doubt act to shield Iran’s continued rise to power, as well as distract from its race to obtain a nuclear weapon. Two weeks ago, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz declared that Iran is only 10 weeks away from obtaining the bomb.

In fact, it’s possible that the overwhelming coverage of Afghanistan right now could lead many to mistakenly look at Iran as a moderate nation. It’s not a stretch to imagine a scenario in the very near future where the Biden administration looks to partner with Iran at holding back the Taliban in Afghanistan. Taking it one step further, is it possible that the Biden administration announced it was leaving Afghanistan without any preconditions, knowing full well the Taliban would take over immediately, and thus provide added incentive to work together with the Iranians?

If this sounds familiar, it’s because the same thing happened inside Iraq at the end of the Obama administration. In 2011, then Caliph Barack Obama demanded that American forces leave Iraq against the advice of all the top military commanders. This led to the terrorist resurgence in the form of the Islamic State. The sadistic barbarism of the Islamic State shocked the world, which then justified the use of Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq to fight alongside the United States to defeat the Islamic State.

While it is unlikely that Iran will desire to take over Afghanistan as it has Iraq, it’s still highly likely that the Taliban takeover will act as a distraction, diverting attention away from Iran’s drive to control the Middle East. The fact is, right now Iran poses a more imminent and more powerful threat to the world than the Taliban could ever muster.

Instead of opining on the threat Taliban rule might pose for the world in the years to come, Iran’s current push for control of the Middle East, and its quest for obtaining nuclear weapons to fulfill its radical genocidal ambitions, demands that we not take our eyes off Iran. Without a doubt, Iran will emerge far stronger from the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

The shocking barbarity of the Islamic State consumed a lot of the world’s attention the past few years. In one sense that was understandable. But if people had viewed those events in Afghanistan, they could have seen that there was an even bigger danger that was being overlooked. And that danger is the rise of Iran!

The Islamic State was a distraction in 2014. Will the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan be the distraction in 2021? While America’s defeat in Afghanistan is an important fulfillment in its own right, we cannot allow the Taliban take over to make us overlook the bigger danger posed by Iran.

At the outset of the Afghan War, the Iranian head of the terrorist snake would emerge from American’s invasion “intact, and stronger than ever.” In the aftermath of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, don’t be distracted from the real danger in the Middle East.

Continue to watch as Iran grows stronger. It is Iran’s pushy foreign policy that will be the catalyst for major future events.

The Head of the Snake

Biden’s Two Face Foreign Policy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2021 by andelino

The two-faced foreign policy of the Biden administration is hiding America’s dangerous new agenda to empower the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, Iran.

Over the weekend, an American B-52 bomber flew over Israeli skies flanked by Jewish state jets in a show of strength that is meant to dispel regional fears that the Biden administration won’t work to deter Iranian aggression.

The hollow display was meant to show solidarity with Israel’s security while America dithers in its response to the death of an American contractor in Iraq due to another Iran-backed rocket attack on an American base.

While still important, what is taking place in Iraq is largely a sideshow to more dangerous “pro-Iran” moves by the Biden administration elsewhere.

Over the past two months, stories have emerged that the Biden administration has mediated several transfers of billions of dollars into Iran’s coffers. According to Iran, $3 billion has made its way to Tehran via South Korea, Iraq and Oman.

The money was part of an IOY that the nations were unable to pay by virtue of President Donald Trump’s sanctions on Iranian energy sales around the world.

The Iranian leadership confirmed that the Biden administration agreed on the release of $3 billion in Iranian frozen assets in the three countries. But there is due to be much more. According to the head of the Iran-South Korea chamber of commerce, $8.5 billion of frozen assets is sitting in South Korea and $6 billion in Iran. Officials have not commented on the value of Iran’s frozen assets in Oman.

This means that almost $15 billion is starting to make its way to Iran from those three nations and this is before “nuclear” negotiations between the United States and Iran even begin.

According to reporting from Al Arabiya, tens of billions of dollars in frozen Iranian funds could be released in this way. As soon as Trump left office, the Iranians looked to force the hand of the Biden administration for access to the billions in frozen accounts.

A highly unreported seizure of a South Korean vessel by Iranian foot soldiers in Southeast Asia in January was Iran’s way of saying that the Koreans better pay up. The standoff was resolved, but only when the Biden administration signed off on the transfer and the first tranche of a billion dollars was transferred to Iran from South Korea.

“An Iranian government spokesman on Tuesday rejected allegations that #Iran’s seizure of a #SouthKorea’s vessel amounted to #hostage-taking, and said was it was South Korea that was holding $7 billion of Iran’s funds “hostage.” — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 5, 2021

When Biden gave the okay, he completely undermined America’s “negotiating” position in future nuclear talks with Iran. He signaled that Iran does not have to comply with its “nuclear deal” obligations to have sanctions relief.

Some commentators suggest Iran intends to use the first installment of unfrozen assets for medical devices, covid-19 vaccines and payment of United Nations dues. Although it seems highly unlikely Iran would have seized a cargo vessel in international waters so it could pay its UN bill.

More likely, the funds will be used to further the regime, in particular, the unpaid salaries of its “Jihadi” fighters both in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and in its worldwide proxy network.

While there are certain limitations on the use of the funds initially, Iranians have always excelled at finding ways to barter around those limitations to get money to its fighters.

As a side note, since when has Iran prioritized the health of its own citizens over exporting jihad through the region? Perhaps the Iranians will also use the money to buy conventional arms on the open market.

In another quiet move by the Biden administration, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken circulated a letter to the members of the United Nations Security Council in February stating that America no longer finds President Trump’s “snap-back” sanctions on Iran’s purchase of conventional weapons to be valid.

“US acknowledged Pompeo’s claims re Res. 2231 had no legal validity. We agree. In compliance w/ 2231: US unconditionally & effectively lift all sanctions imposed, re-imposed or re-labeled by Trump. We will then immediately reverse all remedial measures.” #CommitActMeet — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) February 19, 2021

In effect, this means that the United States under Biden has given the “all-clear” for Iran to purchase the weapons it desires and to become an exporter of those weapons to support its proxies elsewhere.

This is extremely dangerous when considering that the Biden administration also undid President Trump’s “terrorist” designation of the Iran-backed Houthi organization.

Put together, this means Iran can use billions of U.S.-negotiated cash to purchase sophisticated “weaponry” allowed by America’s withdrawal of snap-back sanctions in order to legally ship arms to the no-longer American-designated terrorist Houthi organization currently taking over Yemen.

The result of America’s pro-Iran policies is enabling the Houthis’ ongoing offensive of missiles, drones and exploding boats against Saudi Arabia.

The Houthi movement admitted to its operation of 14 drones and eight ballistic missiles sent to attack military targets in the Saudi cities of Dammam, Asir and Jazan. The Saudi-led coalition said it destroyed 12 Houthi drones, without specifying locations in the kingdom, and two ballistic missiles launched toward Jazan.

And then, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki has the gall to issue statements such as this:

We continue to be alarmed by the frequency of Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia. Escalating attacks like these are not the actions of a group that is serious about peace. We understand that they face genuine security threats from Yemen and others in the region. We will look for ways to improve support for Saudi Arabia’s ability to defend its territory against threats.”

Such statements ring completely hollow for Saudi Arabia and other former American allies in the region. But they do accomplish a lot in concealing from the American people the Biden administration’s terrifying support of the number one state sponsor of terrorism.

The two faces of Joe Biden. In your heart you know he’s “senile.” The mind is a terrible thing to waste, but Joe and time have managed to “ravage” even his mediocre mind.

Judging by fruits, not words, clearly reveals Biden’s “pro-Iran” policy. It is the same policy that Barack Obama employed, and it’s back with vengeance!

“Obama wasn’t played by the Iranians, he was helping them with their ambitions. Obama’s agenda of ‘fundamentally transforming the United States of America’ included fundamentally transforming American relationships in the Middle East. He pivoted American policy and resources to embrace and sponsor enemies and to shun allies or push them directly into the line of fire.”

This is currently happening to Saudi Arabia. Who will be next? What is motivating the drastic shift in American foreign policy? Why is the United States actively supporting its historic enemies while turning its back on its allies?

Searching for a rational reason for such a turn will be fruitless. Don’t believe the “double talk” from Biden’s spokespeople; America is actively supporting Iran’s takeover of the Middle East.

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Failed Afghan War

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2020 by andelino

President Donald Trump signed an agreement with the Taliban affirming a “temporary truce” and a full-scale American “withdrawal” from Afghanistan. After 18 years of war, spending $1 trillion supporting the war effort, and the death of 2,300 American soldiers and more than 150,000 Afghans, America has conceded “defeat.”

America’s “retreat” from Afghanistan has been a long-standing desire. In November 2001, when the U.S. first started its war in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks, it was predicted: “The U.S. won’t be the victors in this war. As we now examine the facts emerging from this war, we can see unequivocally that the terrorist snake will survive America’s aggression, head intact and stronger than ever.” 

Now, after America’s “negotiated” defeat in Afghanistan, this prediction rings louder than ever.

According to the New York Times, the “peace deal” signed with the Taliban, one of America’s main “enemies” throughout the 18-year failed war, “affirms” that the U.S. will withdraw all of its 12,000 soldiers from Afghanistan within the next 14 months.

According to the Associated Press, immediately after the signing, America will reduce its troops to approximately 8,600 over a period of weeks. However, the U.S. will keep warplanes in the country in case the Taliban renews its “offensive” on the Afghan government, along with a small force to “protect” its embassy.

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley before addressing the troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise Thanksgiving day visit, on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP)

What did America receive in this deal? “A promise of peace” like so many previous failed ones.

The peace deal calls for “negotiations” between the Taliban and the Afghan government which should eventually lead to a nationwide “ceasefire, though many experts question whether the two parties would ever agree to “share” power. The Taliban, guilty of suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Afghan and American troops, also agreed to not harbor terrorist groups, like al Qaeda, within Afghanistan’s borders.

In essence, the U.S. negotiated with “terrorists” and made a deal with the “enemy.”

The “War in Afghanistan” quickly became a quagmire for the U.S. As expenses and death rates increased, America increasingly wanted out of the miry mess. Nevertheless, no president was willing to completely withdraw from Afghanistan because each feared underestimating the threat and risking another terrorist attack on American soil.

The motivations to stay were largely political. Because of these factors, American presidents have wavered: “To stay, or not to stay—that was the question.” As a result, the War in Afghanistan became one “defined by half measures.”

On Sept. 20, 2001, then U.S. President George W. Bush said that the “leadership of al Qaeda has great influence in Afghanistan and supports the Taliban regime in controlling most of that country.” If not for al Qaeda’s support, the Taliban could not have controlled the government from 1996 to 2001.

When American troops quickly ousted it from power and forced it into hiding, the Taliban leadership fled to the Pakistani city of Quetta to regroup. While there, it received financial and military support from the Pakistani government and al Qaeda.

With international help and a quick victory, the U.S. installed a new government in Afghanistan. But in 2006, the Taliban returned from Pakistan in a ferocious comeback. Within a couple of years, Afghanistan was again in turmoil.

Afghanistan’s economy was in shambles. Its insufficient infrastructure, nonexistent industry and poverty-stricken agricultural community led many local Afghans to blame the newly established government. As a result, many joined the Taliban as “jihadist insurgents.”

America responded with a troop surge in 2009 that peaked in 2011 with just over 100,000 troops in Afghanistan at one time. That year, Osama bin Laden was killed in “Operation Neptune Spear.” A poll later that year found that the majority of Americans believed the U.S. had accomplished its purpose in Afghanistan.

Then President Barack Obama declared victory and ordered a mass withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Troop numbers plummeted to about 8,400 in 2016.

“Power players all over the Middle East were watching carefully as America showed a will to fight, and then quickly tired of the whole affair,” Vali Naser writes in The Dispensable Nation. “Our only goal seemed to be getting out, first of Afghanistan and then the whole region.”

The number one enemy in America’s eyes was gone, and ever since, the U.S. has been “begging for peace.” The American people have simply lost the “will to continue”; they want out of Afghanistan. However, terrorism still runs “rampant” in the desert nation and the real head of the snake remains “intact, and stronger than ever.”

“While the U.S. wants to eliminate terrorism and is becoming much more aggressive in trying to do so, its efforts will fall short. The Taliban is just one tendril of the monster. The real head of the snake of terrorism is likely a potent Middle Eastern country leading a coalition of nations united by radical Islam.”

America claimed that al Qaeda was the power behind the Taliban and the 9/11 bombings; however, recent findings reveal Iran to be the “true source of the terrorist power.”

In November 2019, the U.S. State Department released a report that drew special attention to the “al Qaeda-Iran” relationship. It states: “Tehran continued to allow an al Qaeda facilitation network to operate in Iran, which sends fighters and money to conflict zones in Afghanistan and Syria, and it has extended sanctuary to al Qaeda members residing in the country.”

Later in November, the “Central Intelligence Agency” declassified a large trove of documents from the 2011 raid, during which bin Laden was killed, detailing how Hamza, Bin Laden’s son, was sheltered in Iran.

According to the Atlantic, one 19-page document showed how negotiations between al Qaeda and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Tehran discussed the funding and arming of al Qaeda members to strike American targets.

Several sources agree that evidence suggests this al Qaeda-Iran relationship even goes back two decades, before the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, which Iran also played a role in planning.

While America was busy pursuing al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the real threat, Iran, was free to continue expanding its military and funding terrorism throughout the Middle East.

We have spent trillions of dollars and our young men have given their lives in the Afghanistan war while Iran is reaping the benefits. This is what happens when you don’t “destroy” terrorism.

In 1994, then Secretary of State Warren Christopher called Iran “the world’s most significant state sponsor of terrorism.” Most sources claim that Iran spends $1 billion a year supporting terrorism; others say this number could be as high as $16 billion annually.

No other nation in the Middle East has the power, determination or resources to be this power. No other nation in the Middle East is as pushy as Iran. Iran is the king of the “Middle East” and the king of “radical Islam.”

On February 26, Al Jazeera wrote, “After Vietnam and Iraq, the U.S. seems to have lost its third major war and the longest of them all.” It has been said after World War II that “the United States has not won any war!” That forecast seems now to confirm that America will not win its war on terrorism.

“If the Iranian leadership were eliminated, the whole Mideast would change radically for the better. Sadly, history shows that will not happen.”

At the time of America’s invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. State Department had listed five regimes that sponsor terrorism: “Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan and Cuba.” Afghanistan was not on the list. America dealt with the effect and ignored the cause.

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By fixating on individual terrorist entities, the U.S. has gone after the pawns instead of the king. As a result, America’s strength has been spent in vain. This catastrophic failure of American policy was prophesied with remarkable accuracy in the Bible.

In Leviticus 26:19-20 it says, “I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.”

“The Afghanistan Papers,” a confidential trove of more than 2,000 pages of government documents, showed the extent of America’s divided approach and its failure to go after the real threat. The reports revealed U.S. Army generals saying, We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan—we didn’t know what we were doing. We didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking.” 

One of the generals said that as a result of U.S. bureaucratic “dysfunction” in Afghanistan, thousands of Americans lost their lives “in vain.” Since 2001, more than 775,000 U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan. According to U.S. Defense Department figures, 2,300 died and 20,589 were wounded in action. In the same period, the U.S. spent nearly $1 trillion, according to inflation-adjusted estimates.

All of the effort, money and manpower the U.S. has expended in its 18-year war in Afghanistan has been “in vain” and has only led to America negotiating its own “defeat.”

Our ultimate success will be determined by our relationship with God. If God is for us, we can’t lose. But if God is against us, we can’t win. We should repent and become a true superpower! But even if we don’t change our evil ways, this is all leading directly to the return of Jesus Christ.

That is the best possible news this world could ever hear! This evil world of “terrorism and wars” is about to end forever. It will then be replaced by a world full of prosperity and peace.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2020 by andelino

The west may have been looking in all the wrong places for Iran’s nuclear weapons development activity.

The Iran nuclear deal that never was
By Hans Rühle

Iran’s “shadow” nuclear program “invalidated” the agreement right from the start.

Picture this: In the middle of the night a drunken man is crawling under a streetlight. Another man walks by and asks what is going on. “I am looking for my keys,” says the drunken man. “I lost them further down the road.” The other man is perplexed. “If you have lost your keys over there, why are you looking for them here?” he asks. To which the drunken man replies: “Because the light is better here.”

This old story neatly captures the West’s flawed approach to Iran’s nuclear program: “like the drunken man looking for his keys, the West always looked for Iran’s nuclear activities in the wrong places.”

The now-defunct “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) had sought to curtail work at the officially declared enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordo, and a few others. Yet these facilities, which were regularly inspected by the “International Atomic Energy Agency” (IAEA), were never meant to do the dirty work.

They were merely “decoys” – the streetlamp that would divert the attention of a West drunken with the prospect of a nuclear deal. The serious enrichment activities took place elsewhere: “in secret facilities run by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.” To stay with the metaphor, the key was somewhere up the dark end of the street.

To be sure, US intelligence had known for quite some time that Iran was operating about a dozen secret facilities, with one or more of them enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels. Israel, too, knew about them. As early as 2006, it was reported that the Mossad had determined the existence of two parallel nuclear programs in Iran – one officially declared to the IAEA and a second, secret program operated by the Iranian military and the Revolutionary Guards.

Given the existence of secret military installations, any serious nuclear deal with Iran would have sought to cap the activities at those sites. Yet Iran did not accept a reference to, let alone the inclusion of, its military sites in the JCPOA. The US backed off. Given Obama’s stated twin objective – “no nuclear Iran and no war with Iran on his watch” – any deal seemed better than no deal at all. The Obama Administration was content with kicking the can further down the road and letting successor administrations deal with the consequences.

Against this background, it is clear that the nuclear agreement with Iran was a “charade” from the very beginning. In terms of restrictions on “uranium” enrichment, the JCPOA applied only to those facilities that had been “declared” by Iran; accordingly, the IAEA was controlling only these. However, enrichment to weapons-grade levels proceeds in military facilities that are “off-limits” to inspectors. This means that the IAEA’s regular reports according to which Iran was complying with the agreement were both “accurate and pointless.”

In the Western public debate, this massive flaw of the JCPOA is largely ignored. The mainstream view continues to hold that if the agreement were to lapse, Iran could restart enrichment in Natanz, produce weapons-grade uranium, and ultimately have “the bomb.”

However, the JCPOA was never the only framework for restricting Iran’s nuclear activities. As a signatory to the “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty” (NPT), Iran is also subject to limits on its enrichment. The NPT permits Iran to enrich uranium to low levels for civilian use, for example, to operate Iran’s envisaged 20 future nuclear power plants, and a limited amount to a higher level in order to operate the Tehran research reactor.

Any attempt to enrich beyond these levels would immediately trigger the involvement of the IAEA and, ultimately, the UN Security Council. The idea that Iran could illegally produce highly-enriched uranium in the declared, and therefore IAEA-controlled site of Natanz in a short period of time is thus just as far-fetched as are the many “breakout” calculations, according to which Iran could “secretly” produce enough weapons-grade uranium at Natanz for a bomb in eight to 12 months.

Even withdrawal from the NPT would not get Tehran off the hook: UN Security Council Resolution 1540 would allow the international community to label Iran’s production of weapons-grade uranium as a “threat to international peace and security” under Chapter VII of the UN Charter and take appropriate measures against that country.

Simply put, Iran cannot produce weapons-grade uranium in Natanz – neither legally nor secretly. For this one needs the secret facilities of the Revolutionary Guards. For Tehran, this remains a comfortable situation even after withdrawal from the nuclear agreement: “while the Western public is distracted by a heated discussion on how long it will take Iran to produce enough weapons-grade uranium in Natanz for a bomb, modern centrifuges are producing weapons-grade uranium in secret facilities of the Revolutionary Guards.” As a result, Iran continues to inch closer to a genuine nuclear option.

The nuclear agreement thus would have led to the unimpeded nuclearization of Iran. By focusing on the Natanz facility rather than the sites that are producing weapons-grade uranium, the agreement was off the mark from its very beginning: “it could not even have worked as a merely temporary measure to prevent a nuclear Iran.”

Iran knows this, and so now does the US. The Europeans, however, who are trying so hard to keep the agreement alive, are still crawling under the streetlight, looking for the key that isn’t there. It is time for them to lift their sights and sober up.

The author was head of the planning staff of the German Ministry of Defense from 1982 to 1988.

Iranian Gender Equality

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2017 by andelino

An Iranian woman walks past a giant poster showing supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (L).

Feminists will be “thrilled” with what Iran’s Supreme Leader just said about “Gender Equality.”

In a statement made on Iran’s “National Women’s and Mother’s Day,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explained the “dangers” associated with “gender equality.”

According to Khamenei, the idea of “elevating” women outside of the “household” is part of a “Zionist plot” aimed at “undermining” Islamic society.

In essence, women should “obey the men, cook, clean, have babies, raise them and be unseen, not heard!”

“These aberrant and neglectful people humiliate the role of a housewife while a housewife is actually in charge of raising and educating the most valuable product, which is a human being,” Khamenei explained.

“Unfortunately, sometimes inside the country and in some Islamic environments, tasks and expectations are ascribed to women that in fact collapse and humiliate their roles.”

“Despite sharing similar goals like rising to spiritual positions, leadership and the ability to guide human beings, men and women are different when it comes to responsibilities in management of life,” he added.

Khamenei even went so far as claiming that “Western scholars and those who pursue issues like gender equality all regret their actions for the corruption they caused.”

Feminists will “ignore” this and “clamor” to bring more Muslims to the US.

They will also ignore the “honor killings, genital mutilation, second class status and rape” that seems to “accompany” Muslims wherever they go.

“Gotta love those mullahs….they hate women, they hate Israel, and they hate America….but they fight to the death for goat and sheep equality.”

Linda Sarsour said “Zionism and Feminism” are incompatible. Now Ayatollah Khamenei claims that “Islam and Feminism” are incompatible.

I wonder what the “pink pussy” hat screaming “riot squad” of Faux Pocahontas, Pelosi, Cankles, Madonna, Ashley, Scarlett and the rest of the chattering “yentas” have to say about “genital mutilation, rape, acid attacks, stoning and honor killings.”

How come they are not over in Iran “demonstrating” against the controlling and “debasing” terms in which Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “explained” women’s place in Iranian society “dominated” by males?

The Ayatollah should be the “next” leader for the “feminist” movement.

His “tenure” has been the “hallmark” of systematic “oppression” against women, workers, college students, writers, journalists, dissident bloggers; imposing “poverty and unemployment” on a majority of Iranians; continuous “threats” against the media and punishment of “political prisoners.”

During his human rights “violations” an average of “three or more” people have been “executed” on a “daily” basis, not to mention the thousands of “gay crane hangings.”

Iran Navy Confrontation

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2016 by andelino

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, a “wannabee” candidate for the Democratic Party nomination in the “race” for the White House, disclosed that the recent “tension” with Iran involving the forced “detention” of American sailors was caused by the “release” of the derogatory film “13 Hours.”

“Once again, irresponsible insults by a film maker have resulted in American lives being placed in jeopardy,” stated Clinton Spokesperson Aiden Abet. “In direct response to the insults made in this film the Iranian Republican Guard spontaneously rose up to avenge the slights made against the reputation of one of the great leaders of history.”

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Clinton first broke the “bombshell” revelation during Sunday night’s Democratic Candidate Debate, but due to “lack of viewership” issued a follow up press “release” the next morning.

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In it, the candidate and former First Lady “vowed” to track down the producers of the “slanderous” film production and hold them “accountable” for the damage they had done to “World Peace and Middle Eastern Stability” with their reckless “slander” of a great and revered “world” leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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“We’ve seen rage and vitriol directed at American sailors over an awful film that I had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable.”

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Clinton vowed that if she “were” elected, she would “make sure that the person who made that film was arrested and prosecuted.”

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The Film, entitled “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” hit theaters on January 15, 2016.

In response Iran’s supreme leader “warned” that if the US should start a “war” with Iran, America will be “humiliated.”

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the “threats” in a nearly 2-minute propaganda “video” posted to his Twitter account, with dizzying images of “war and exploding” Iranian missiles.

“We neither welcome nor begin war,” a video subtitle says. “They must know that should any war break out, one who will emerge humiliated out of it will be invading and criminal America.”

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The latest highly “charged” posting comes a week after Khamenei tweeted an image of someone “stepping” on an Israeli flag and “declared” that the Jewish state won’t “exist” in 25 years.

While other Iranian leaders have engaged in “negotiations” with the international community on the “nuclear” pact and signaled “willingness” to work on other issues, the “hard-line” spiritual leader has lashed out against “America and Israel” just as the nuke “deal” is to be approved.

The video starts with a “quote” from President Obama in a New York Times interview: “We could knock out their military in speed and dispatch if we chose to.”

The video calls such statements “boasting among strangers” and reminds of the US’s past “experiences” — showing graphics of US soldiers under attack in “Iraq and Afghanistan” and other image of soldiers carrying “home a casket.”

The video also shows an “animated” fleet of ships storming a “USS NAVY” warship. The video ends with a picture of the “victorious” Iranian army and the “sound of cheers.”

13 Hours: A different take


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In an effort to make the Islamic Republic of Iran a more “progressive and socially accepting” state, the Iranian government has announced that it will “indefinitely” halt the routine executions of homosexuals within its borders and legally recognize “gay marriage,” which signifies a dramatic shift in national policy.


Supreme Leader of the “Islamic Revolution of Iran” Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei announcement came early yesterday morning in the wake of the “massive amount of money” given to the nation of Iran by the United States. It is speculated that the recent “change of heart” is a direct result of the Obama administration’s “friendly attitude” towards Iran.


The announcement came as a “shock” to many, especially the “human rights activists” in the United States who had previously written off Iran as an enemy of the LGBTFQAPBCU© movement. But now that the Iranian government has made an official stance against the “public hanging” of its homosexual citizens, recognizing it as a “violation” of human rights, the LGBTFQAPBCU© community has now the possibility of “labeling” the Islamic nation as an “ally” to the movement.


The Iranian government has also announced that in the coming months it will release “incarcerated” prisoners it had previously “rounded up,” as soon as the authorities finish processing the “extensive paperwork” and, in some cases, determine the amount of “financial compensation” to the former inmates. The release of the “massive number of prisoners” arrested for their “homosexuality” will be a monumental “bureaucratic” task, but one “worthwhile” in the words of Iranian government officials.


Many Middle East experts attribute the “sudden shift in policy” to over a hundred billion dollars “donation” given to Iran by the Obama administration, speculating that the “well-meaning and open-handed” U.S. policy has changed Iran’s “disposition” towards the “progressive and humanitarian treatment” of the LGBTFQAPBCU© community, making it more “aligned” with one adopted in the United States in recent years.


As Iran is changing its “policies regarding homosexuality” within its borders, many international LGBTFQAPBCU© organizations and “donors” have already expressed their “readiness to assist” in any way possible to help the soon to be “released” prisoners in rebuilding their lives and preparing them for a “bright future” in the Middle East.

Word is spreading within the LGBTFQAPBCU© community; Iran will soon become the “Mecca” of diversity and tolerance once dreamed of by “marginalized outcasts” here in the USA.

Demonstration against Iran's policy on gay rights

A new dawn awaits our LGBTFQAPBCU© friends – “don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.“

Hurry, apply for your “passport” and consult the U.S. Department of State Travel Information page to join your Iranian “brothers and sisters” in solidarity!

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