Sunday, April 12

Was there an agreement with Iran or not?

So Team Obama has labored mightily to bring about what it and the media describe as a "historic," "unprecedented" deal--to use the exact words used by virtually every mainstream-media outlet--that they claim will keep Iran from developing an atomic bomb for "at least a year."

Having succeeded so marvelously, so brilliantly, so...unprecedentedly...the emperor and his lackeys wasted no time telling the world about their brilliant success.  The State Department--so perfectly characterized by Marie Harf, Jen Psaki and John "Heinz" Kerry--issued a "fact sheet" listing the terms of this brilliant deal.

But then--unexpectedly (the media sure use that word a lot when writing articles about the emperor's administration)--the Iranians announced that the great deal included some crucial terms that directly contradicted the press releases issued by Team O.  Here's the pro-Obama USA Today:
Iran's "supreme leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, joined that nation's president Thursday in saying any nuclear agreement must include the immediate lifting of economic sanctions choking the country.
In his first public comments on the framework for a deal with world powers released last week, Khamenei told a gathering of religious poets he "is neither for nor against" the agreement. Because the agreement is just on a framework, not a deal itself, "nothing has been done yet," he said.

"What has happened so far neither guarantees a deal … nor does it guarantee the content of a deal," he said. "It doesn't even guarantee the talks will go on until the end and will lead to a deal." 
He said the punitive "sanctions should be lifted completely on the very day of the deal."

The United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany — the so-called P5 +1 group — reached an understanding with Iran last week on limits to its nuclear program in return for lifting crippling economic sanctions.  The U.S. State Department said the sanctions would be lifted in phases, but the details have not been negotiated.

Negotiators have until June 30 to fill in the critical details to assure Iran it will get relief from the sanctions as soon as possible and to guarantee world powers that Iran won't develop a nuclear weapon.

"The process of sanctions suspension or relief will only begin after Iran has completed its major nuclear steps and the breakout time has been increased to at least a year," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Thursday in Washington.  "That's consistent with what we said over the last week or so, and that was agreed upon by all the parties," he said.
If this situation wasn't so sad and serious it'd be funny watching the emperor throw all his spokeswhores under the bus--because that's what will happen.  Bullshit Barry wants his historic deal, dammit!  It's his bid for a legacy other than "inveterate liar and bullshitter."  He's determined to get it, and he will--regardless of whether it's merely an illusory agreement.

For his entire life Barry has operated with the same modus operandi:  Be cool and bullshit your way to what you want, knowing that your opponents--almost always white--will concede because you're black and can call down a rain of protesters and business-occupiers and picketers if you don't get your way. 

And it's always worked.

Every time.

Until he started negotiating with foreign leaders who are utterly unaffected by Barry's race card.  His mellow tones and hip speaking cadences move them not at all. 

So here we have a major disagreement on what was agreed--bearing in mind Khamenei's statement that the only thing actually "agreed to" was a "framework" for further talks.  And even these aren't guaranteed unless all economic sanctions are lifted immediately rather than in phases.

Okay, citizens, step right up and place your bets.  Whaddya think will happen?

But you know, don't ya.  Even diehard liberals know how this will end.  Barry will do anything to get some written deal with the Iranians.  Because he can't walk away from the table, since that would be tantamount to admitting either that he got snookered or that negotiating with the mullahs was a stupid idea to begin with.

Barry's ego won't allow him to do either of those things.

What's amusing here is that Iran's leaders are being so confrontational, so open about their demands.   They read Obama's eagerness to make any deal just like we can, but rather than advising the U.S.  quietly, diplomatically about remaining differences, the Iranians are being very public.  It's as if they're calling the world's attention to how they're about to make the leader of the ol' "great satan" totally capitulate to them.

A rational, self-respecting president would say "It appears the leaders of Iran don't want the sanctions lifted, since they've demonstrated no real desire to negotiate.  Therefore, after consulting with our allies, the P5 group will no longer participate in this meaningless charade, and the sanctions will remain in place.  If the leaders of Iran would like to negotiate openly and honestly, without trying to dictate, they know how to reach us."

Wow, would that be a historic speech!  But of course, it won't happen.  Barry will cave, and will pressure our allies to lift the sanctions "because...mumble mumble bullshit bullshit."

And the Lying Media will once again deluge us with stories loaded with words like "historic!"  "Unprecedented!"  And "Humanitarian considerations demanded that we lift the sanctions, which were hurting the average Iranian."  Hell, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if ol' Bullshit Barry was nominated for a second Nobel peace prize.
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For my students:  Y'all were about 13 at the time so you might not know that just three weeks after the emperor's first inauguration, he was nominated for the peace prize.  Since his entire experience on the world stage to that point was four years as a U.S. senator--during which he did literally nothing noteworthy--one might reasonably wonder what the nominator felt Obama had done that merited being nominated, let alone winning the prize.  But the members of the Nobel committee--all leftists--were totally charmed by the idea and awarded him the peace prize.

Some great leftist propaganda, eh?  Gives ol' Bullshit Barry some major resume enhancement, some much-needed "gravitas." 

Story of the guy's life.

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