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July 19, 2014

Iran Gets 4 More Months For Nuke Building

EU HighRep (EU lingo for Foreign Secretary) Catherine Ashton is announcing that the talks with Iran so far have come to nothing. So the negotiators have decided to kick the can a few meters further down the road, enabling Iran to continue doing whatever it is they are doing. Talks extended to November 24. (Source)



June 25, 2014

Iran Helping in Iraq



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June 6, 2014

Venezuela and Cuba Assist Iranian Infiltration




May 17, 2014

Israel Not Surprised By Iran's Missile Work

If you are on Twitter or Facebook, please show your support for the brave women of Iran who are defying the mullahs' hijab laws! The men are donning drag #MyStealthyFreedom (Source)

May 13, 2014

Israel Starts Global PR Campaign Against Iran


The day after another round of talks in Vienna began between the world powers and Iran in an attempt to reach a draft agreement on its nuclear program, Jerusalem is not sitting idly by and started a worldwide campaign against the Iranian regime.


With the beginning of another round of talks today between Iran and the western powers, a campaign against the Iranian regime was launched, warning of the dangers of an agreement with Tehran and calling for not believing the Iranian government. The campaign will take place in media outlets across the globe and will include television broadcasts, pictures and ads on billboards. As part of the media efforts, a picture of a man hanged in Iran was published alongside the words: “don’t let the Ayatollahs win.” Underneath is written the following caption: “don’t give Iran the capability to build an atomic bomb.” In the background of the opening of the talks with Iran and the opposition to the agreement, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will come to visit Israel tomorrow. He will meet with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and possibly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ya’alon is expected to warn Hagel about reaching an agreement with Iran that would allow it to continue its nuclear program. Today, after three months of extensive contacts between Iran and the United States, France, Russia, Great Britain, China, and Germany, the two sides have met in Vienna in order to begin to formulate a written draft final agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. (...) (Source)


April 6, 2014

Iran Pokes a Vinger in Obama's Eye

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran posted this side-by-side photo of Iranian diplomat Hamid Aboutalebi currently and years ago as a member of a militant student group (Screenshot – The Blaze).  The Iranian regime named Hamid Aboutalebi, a former 1979 US embassy hostage-taker, as its next ambassador to the United Nations. Bloomberg reported:
Iran has named a member of the militant group that held 52 Americans hostage in Tehran for 444 days to be its next ambassador to the United Nations. The Iranian government has applied for a U.S. visa for Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran’s former ambassador to Belgium and Italy, who was a member of the Muslim Students Following the Imam’s Line, a group of radical students that seized the U.S. embassy on Nov. 4, 1979. Imam was an honorific used for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the Islamic Revolution. (Source)



March 8, 2014


Israeli Navy Captures Iran Missile Smuggling Ship

On Wednesday, in the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a freighter carrying a secret cargo of munitions loaded in Iran and hidden under bags of cement. The weaponry included dozens of Syrian-made M-302 rockets which Israeli authorities say were bound for terrorists in Gaza, and from there would have been capable of striking almost anywhere in Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.




The next day, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ridiculed the munitions seizure, implying it was a public relations stunt (...) Perhaps Zarif had no idea that while he was shilling for “peace,” Iran was shipping Syrian missiles via Iraq toward Gaza — the latest in a long series of Iranian weapons shipments to terrorists. Perhaps Zarif’s Iranian colleagues waved him off to meet with Assad in Damascus without a word about the Syrian rocket shipment transiting Iran. Perhaps Iran felt no need to alert the Iraqi authorities not to look too closely at the cargo aboard the Klos C. Perhaps Putin, international overlord of Syrian weapons deals, had no idea such smuggling was still going on. Perhaps, by amazing coincidence, Zarif knows less than do the Israelis about the regime he serves. That would leave America and its diplomatic cohorts negotiating over a nuclear weapons program with an Iranian foreign minister who is so far out of the loop that he believes his own lies. But should we? (SourceMore IDF Blog

In the other news: rapprochment between the Shia en Sunni rivals, Iran en SA. Rouhani accepts invitation to visit SA (Source)

Febr. 2, 2014


Iran Boasts It Has Mapped Out Targets in de US

A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic. “America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.” Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out targets. “We will conduct such a blow in which they [America] will be destroyed from within,” Salami said. This is the second warning by a high-ranking officer of the Guards in two weeks. The chief commander of the Guards, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Jafari, addressing Secretary of State John Kerry, said on Jan. 24 that a direct conflict with America is the “strongest dream of the faithful and revolutionary men around the world.” Kerry had previously said that if Iran did not live up to the agreement reached in Geneva on its nuclear program, “all options are on the table.” (Source)
Jan. 27, 2014


Tranzies and Party Elites Scrambling to Tehran

Members of the Ruling Parties and tranzies are scrambling to get to the capital of the evil Mullahs. First there were the Europarlementarians and the Dutch delegates. Today we find "The Elders" (the tranzie tribal elders) posing for a snapshot in Tehran...


Jan. 17, 2014


Dutch Parlementarians planning spring visit to Iran


"While @MarietjeSchaake (Dutch EP for the Liberal Party) is visiting Tehran, the mullahs are executing 38 people. Dutch Parliament wants to join the party"

Jan. 16, 2014

Israel’s motivation is survival, not political expediency

As the IAEA reports that Iran has stopped enriching uranium to the twenty percent level required to produce a nuclear weapon in order to meet its obligations under the recently signed accord, the Obama administration fights tooth and nail to prevent the United States Senate from enforcing consequences of Iran's breaking of the international agreement. The deal was engineered by the P5+1 powers as a temporary phase to allow a permanent solution to be developed to halt the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The administration also refuses to release the details of the deal to the general public. This tells me that Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry are hellbent on getting an agreement in place with Iran to prevent the need for military action, no matter the cost to Israel’s security or American long-term interests in the region. They are not hellbent on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Israeli opposition to the agreement is well documented. This is because Israel is on her own. She can no longer count on the United States to protect her existence. (...) Israel will have to act alone militarily. She has no choice. Israel’s motivation is survival, not political expediency. (Source)


Jan. 22, 2014


Reform in Iran: Executions and Rich Mullahs



Jan. 8, 2014


Iran's Armageddon Myth: the 12th Imam

In a fascinating article for FrontPage Magazine titled “Now the Twelfth Imam Can Come,” scholar of Islam Robert Spencer provides a crash course on the nature of Twelver Shi’ite theology, with particular reference to a nuclearizing Iran. Shi’ites believe in the return of the so-called Twelfth Imam who is descended from Mohammed’s son-in-law Ali ibn Abni Talib, the fourth caliph assassinated in 661 in a succession war, after which the split between Sunnis and Shi’ites eventually became permanent. As Spencer explains, the Shi’ites continued a line of imams, “members of Muhammad’s household and his prophetic heirs. Each one in turn, over two centuries, was poisoned.…According to the traditions of Twelver Shi’ism, the official religion of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the twelfth of these Imams, a boy of five years old, disappeared under mysterious and disputed circumstances in the year 874 – but remained alive.” Though communicating with the world through various agents, he entered the state of “occultation” in 941, promising to return when the time would be propitious. (Source) (Source)


Dec. 31, 2013


38 Executions in Iran During MEPs Visit

'United Against Nuclear Iran' has an interesting infographic up about Rowhani's record while in office. Meantime...

Last week a European Parliament delegation returned from a six-day visit to Tehran, the first official visit to Iran in more than six years. The five-member delegation was led by the chairwoman of European Parliament's friendship delegation with Iran, Tarja Cronberg from Finnish Greens and included Cornelia Ernst, German communist; Isabelle Durant, Belgian Greens; Marietje Schaake, Dutch Liberals; and Josef Weidenholzer, Austrian Social Democrats. During their Dec. 13-18 visit at least 38 death sentences were carried out official Iranian media sources said. This while many executions in prisons are conducted in secret and news of those is rarely released. Many MEPs including those from the Group of the European People's Party, the largest in the European Parliament, refused to go to Iran in protest of the country's gross human rights violations. (Source)


Nov. 25, 2013


Iran Wins 'Deal of the Century'

Here's what the European Union wins economically in this deal (scroll down for English) (Source)

U.S. RUSHES TO UNFREEZE $8 BILLION IN IRANIAN ASSETS (Source)

Here's why the French went ballistic:

On the heels of an Israeli television report last week that President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett has been holding secret talks with Iran, the Associated Press reported Sunday after a nuclear deal had been struck that the U.S. and Iran indeed engaged in secret face-to-face talks over the past year that were personally approved by Obama. The talks were “kept hidden even from America’s closest friends, including its negotiating partners and Israel” until just two months ago, according to the AP. (Source)
John Bolton in "Abject Surrender"


(...) 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. Second, Iran has gained legitimacy. This central banker of international terrorism and flagrant nuclear proliferator is once again part of the international club. Much as the Syria chemical-weapons agreement buttressed Bashar al-Assad, the mullahs have escaped the political deep freezer. Third, Iran has broken the psychological momentum and effect of the international economic sanctions. (...) (Source) Video

Nov. 24, 2013


World Bows for Peace At Any Price with Iran

The 5+1 have reached a temporary deal with Iran for the duration of 6 months. Only the world's mental babies are glad. Everyone else is highly criticial, Israel has butchered the outcome as the start of a new arms race. Sanctions are not something that can be switched on and off like a switch. The uranium which is >20% enriched remains in Iran. It must be downgraded, but who will do that? The enrichment facilities will not be closed. Damaged centrifuges can still be replaced under the agreement. The demand that Iran stops enrichment has been dropped. The concessions are on the West, which is desperate for peace at any price: sanctions will be loosened while the West will not undertake any actions against Iran's proxies, Syria and Hezbollah. Iran gets away Scot free and will be able to breakout in a matter of weeks. A digest of the main reactions.



This is the confidence trick pronounced by Lady Ashton: "a long term, comprehensive agreement of reciprocal measures to be undertaken by both sides" - as if there were moral equality! A compromise between food and poison, is poison. 

Nov. 9, 2013


Netanyahu Gives Warning to the World on Iran

Bibi Netanyahu is really upset. These nihilists in Geneva are in the process of dismantling sanctions while Iran isn't required to dismantle as much as one centrifuge. The future of the world is in the hands of mental babies of razors!


Bibi Netanyahu: "It's a bad deal; a very, very bad deal". 

Oct. 27, 2013


Israel Warns Iran Over New Nuke Report

An Israeli defense official says a new report claiming Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in less than a month is further justification for why Israel will take military action before that happens. Danny Danon, Israel's deputy defense minister told USA Today that Iran is speedily moving to develop advanced centrifuges that will enable it to enrich uranium needed for nuclear weapons within weeks. "We have made it crystal clear – in all possible forums, that Israel will not stand by and watch Iran develop weaponry that will put us, the entire Middle East and eventually the world, under an Iranian umbrella of terror," Danny Danon, Israel's deputy defense minister told USA Today. (Source includes video interview with John Bolton)

Oct. 13, 2013


Iranian Opposition Says Regime Is Moving Nuke Site

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) says nuclear weaponization research and planning center was being moved to a large, secure site in a Tehran defense ministry complex; accusation comes less than a week before G5+1 nuclear talks in Geneva, Reuters reported on Thursday. In a news conference in Paris, the NCRI "said on Thursday it had information about what it said was a center for nuclear weaponization research in Tehran that the government was moving to avoid detection ahead of negotiations with world powers." The NCRI exposed the Iranian regime's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and a heavy water facility at Arak in 2002. (Source)

Oct. 5, 2013


Interview Israeli PM Netanyahu

Netanyahu in an interview with Greta van Susteren warns the world not to be 'hoodwinked' by new Iranian president's 'charm offensive': 'Distrust, dismantle, verify' - Video and transcript from "On the Record" interview on October 3, 2013. ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU going "On the Record," warning us a nuclear-armed Iran is not only a threat to Israel but to the United States, too. Part 1 Part 2



Iran Supreme Leader Backs Rouhani's US Policy

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in an Oct. 5 speech that he supports President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic outreach to the United States while attending the U.N. General Assembly in New York recently, but some of what occurred there was not proper, and the United States cannot be trusted, Reuters reported, citing ISNA. (Source)


Oct. 4, 2013


Israel, Gulf States Team Up Against Iran 

Israel, alarmed at the prospect of a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement, is reported to be discussing the possibility of an anti-Iran alliance with longtime Arab adversaries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a project that could have immense ramifications in the Middle East. (...)  Senior Israelis have held meetings with prominent figures from a number of Persian Gulf and other Arab states in recent weeks in an attempt to muster a new alliance capable of blocking Iran's drive, Israel's Channel 2 television reported Wednesday.

The report said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has vociferously opposed what appears to be a determined effort by U.S. President Barack Obama to pursue reconciliation with Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, supervised these "intensive meetings." Channel 2 said a "high-ranking official" from an Arab state secretly visited Israel for talks. It gave no details. The Times of Israel observed that the report was published a day after the hawkish Netanyahu declared during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that shared concerns over Tehran's nuclear project "have led many of our Arab neighbors to recognize ... that Israel is not their enemy." (Source)

Oct. 1, 2013


NETANYAHU: "WE WILL FACE IRAN ALONE IF NECESSARY"

Israel's prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and dismissed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's "charm offensive" as a ruse to get relief from sanctions.



Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, played the spoiler to Iran's overtures to warm ties with the U.S. after decades of estrangement.

Last week, the U.S. and Iranian presidents spoke on the phone, the highest level contacts between their countries in 34 years. Netanyahu said Israel's future is threatened by a "nuclear-armed" Iran seeking its destruction and urged the international community to keep up pressure through sanctions. "Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons," he said. "If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone, but in standing alone Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others," Netanyahu added. (Source


Sept. 30, 2013

Not everyone in Iran is agreeing with their President, the super 'moderate' peace maker!


Sept. 27, 2013


OBAMA, 'PEACE IN OUR TIME'

There is no reason to suppose that Rouhani will ever commit to the termination of the nuclear program. SIn fact, the purpose of this farce is to buy time until Iran has completed the process of acquiring a nuke. (...) In 1938 the British PM Chamberlain made a concession to Hitler and ceded the entire territory of Czechoslavakia in exchange for peace. Winston Churchill was furious: ""You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war." Churchill knew this to be the case, because Hitler's ideology and intentions were clear to his mind.

The dishonor in 2011 wasn't in terrotorial concessions to Iran, but rather in the absence of action. Years ago the Iraeli defense minister  Ehud Barak predicted that Israel would have to face Iran on its own. The West would be stupified. This is the West's dishonor: the inevitable war with Iran will be left up to 6 million Israelis.

Iranian Banefsheh Zand last year presented a solution which comes down to the following: give the Iranians an ultimatum, a red line. If they cross it, fuck em up. But Barack Obama's red lines don't mean much these days: Putin and Assad called his bluf in Syria. Banefsheh Zand:



REDLINE to send this message rocketing around the world: http://settheredline.com/



"Uranium", a timely and powerful documentary presenting the danger posed to the free world by a nuclear Iran. The film exposes the radical Islamic ideology guiding Iran's leaders, and the destruction it causes.

(Source (Dutch)) H/t @TimonDias

Sept. 27, 2013

OBAMA ON IRAN, 'PEACE IN OUR TIME'


Full transcript of Obama statement after his phone call with Houhani

A senior Iranian military leader said that his country’s “power and resistance” has forced the United States and President Barack Obama to kowtow to Tehran, according to reports in Iran’s state-run media. The senior military aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran has strong-armed Obama into accepting its nuclear rights. “The Americans have sensibly chosen a type of flexibility and withdrawal vis a vis Iran,” Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the Fars News Agency. The United States “reached this conclusion that they can’t challenge the powerful Iran,” Safavi was quoted as saying.

The Iranian press celebrated Obama’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week, describing it as a “different tone” and a “new path,” according to reports. (...) Iranian military leaders such as Safavi claim that Obama’s shift from the rhetoric of war to that of peace signals Tehran’s arrival as a world power. (...) “Mr. Obama as the U.S. president announced for the first time that ‘we are not seeking regime change in Iran and respect the Iranian nation’s right to access peaceful nuclear energy’ and this stabilized Iran’s right,” he said. But while Obama’s attitude may be shifting, Iran intends to retain its hardline rhetoric, according to Safavi (...) (Source)


Sept. 26, 2013

Rowhani Proposes Israeli Nuclear Disarmament

Rowhani (in his second speech for the global potentates) said he's looking for Israeli nuclear disarmament, while Iran of course has no plans at all to suspend it's secret programs. The world's leaders will see him as a dove of peace, evidently.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has urged Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, is his second speech at the UN General Assembly this week. Rouhani called for a world disarmament conference that would establish a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East. “As long as nuclear weapons exist, the threat of their use exists,” Rouhani said, and mentioned the use of nuclear weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War 2. Rouhani said that Israel was the only country in the region that had not yet signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Earlier, Arab states proposed a non-binding resolution to the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), calling for Israel to join the NPT and to allow its nuclear facilities to be inspected by the IAEA. However, member states of the UN nuclear agency voted down the resolution. (Source)


Europe's Czar Meets With Mullah Rowhani despite EU oil and bank boycot


Continued annual horror meetup @ UN of global potentates:


Rowhani snubbed Obama because he could, and Obama allowed him to (Source)


FARS Claims CNN Fabricated Rowhani's Holocaust Remarks

Iranian FARS news agency claims CNN fabricated Rowhani's remarks about the Holocaust. In fact, Rouhani could already be in trouble in Iran. Regime hardliners do not want their cherished holocaust denial taken away. (Source)


Sept. 24, 2013

Iranian Pres. Rowhani Snubs Obama at UNGA

Despite Obama's overtures and willingness to meet with the totalitarian Iranian mullah, Rouhani is summarily snubbed by the holocaust-denying Islamic supremacists. And why not? They have gotten everything they wanted by flouting international law and working furiously to build a nuclear weapons program for the past eight years. Their disregard for international law has served them well. And they perceive Obama as weak and feckless, which, of course, he is. (Source)


Sept. 23, 2013

KERRY TO MEET IRANIAN COUNTERPART

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will meet this week with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and counterparts from the five other major powers who are negotiating to contain Iran's nuclear program, the European Union's foreign-policy chief, Catherine Ashton said Monday. (Source)


Obama floats idea of letting them enrich 'some uranium'

Days after the most 'moderate' Iranian president ever, Hassan Rowhani initiated his charm offensive Iran parades 30 2,000-km range missiles marked "death to the US" and "death to Israel" during parade marking anniversary of Iran-Iraq war; army displays missiles capable of hitting Israel, US bases. President Rohani says ready for talks with West, Israel 'trampled all international WMD treaties' (Source)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded Tuesday to what Jerusalem views as Iran’s “charm offensive” by laying down four stiff criteria for determining whether Tehran has indeed abandoned its nuclear program. “The way to stop Iran’s nuclear program requires four steps: Halting all uranium enrichment; removing all enriched uranium; closing [the uranium enrichment facility at] Qom; and stopping the plutonium track,” Netanyahu told the cabinet. (Source)

Sept. 21, 2013

Iranian President Rowhani Brags about Deceit

Following Russia's President Putin's column in The New York Times last week, the Washington Post has now signed up the new 'moderate' president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani for an op-ed. Rowhani's election motto was "Prudence and Hope"; his power does not reach beyond that of the Supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. The WaPo called Rowhani "perhaps the most moderate candidate in the country's six-way presidential race".

The world's democratically elected leaders will be rubbing shoulders next week with global dictators and tyrants at the UN Headquarters. The French President François Hollande has announced to have accepted Rowhani's invitation for a tête à tête, the first meeting between the countries since 2005.

The moderate Mullah will also have talks with the P5+1 (international community code for the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany). Also Obama's court eunuchs have signalled an 'extremely small' meeting with Barack Obama.

With the US's experience with North Korea in mind, it is possible to assess US actions with regards to Syria and Iran. The Obama administration is clearly implementing the North Korean model in its dealings with Syria and Iran.

With regards to Syria, there is no conceivable way to peacefully enforce the US-Russian agreement on the ground. Technically it is almost impossible to safely dispose of chemical weapons under the best of circumstances. Because Syria is in a civil war, the notion that it is possible for UN inspectors to destroy the chemical weapons is absurd.

In case Assad is in non-compliance the agreement requires complaints to be discussed first at the UN Security Council where China and Russia wield veto power; it is clear that Russia is willing to do anything to protect the Syrian regime and no action will be taken.

Like former US presidents with regard to Pyongyang, Obama has effectively accepted the continued legitimacy of Bashar Assad, despite the fact that the regime has been violating rights since decades. 

As was the case with Pyongyang and its nuclear brinkmanship and weapons tests, Assad won his legitimacy and removed the US threat to remove him from power by using weapons of mass destruction.

As for Iran, Rowhani's talk of closing Fordo needs to be viewed against the precedents set at Yongbyon by the North Koreans. In other words, even if the installation is shuttered, there is every reason to believe that the shutdown will be temporary.

Just as North Korea remains off the list of state sponsors of terrorism despite the fact that since its removal it carried out two more nuclear tests, it is hard to imagine that sanctions on Iran removed in exchange for an Iranian pledge to close Fordo, would be restored after Fordo is reopened.

Like North Korea, Iran will negotiate until it is ready to vacate its signature on the NPT and test its first nuclear weapon. The danger posed by Obama's decision to seek a false compromise rather than accept an unwanted confrontation following Syria's use of chemical weapons will only be removed when the US recognizes the folly of seeking to wish away the dangers of weapons of mass destruction through negotiations.

Those talks lead only to diminishing US power and danger, as more enemies develop and deploy weapons of mass destruction with the sure knowledge that the US would rather negotiate fecklessly than contend responsibly with the dangers they pose.