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Remember when President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, stated that the nuclear deal that they negotiated with Iran would prevent the Iranians from getting a nuclear weapon? Did those assurances by our “esteemed” leaders remind you of past appeasing agreements with rogue nations? In 1938, Neville Chamberlain, negotiated an agreement with Nazi Chancellor Adolph Hitler, which according to Chamberlain, would bring “Peace in our time”. Well, how did that agreement work out (within a year WW11 broke out)? Next, we had President Clinton negotiate a nuclear agreement in 1994 with North Korea, another rogue nation. In announcing an agreement with North Korea, Clinton made the following statement:
“This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world”. He said, “The deal requires them (No. Korea) to “freeze” their existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities”. He then went on to say, “The agreement does not rely on trust. Compliance will be certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency”.
Well, how did that work out? Within a year or two, North Korea was testing nuclear weapons. Did that appeasing agreement sound similar to the agreement that Obama and Kerry wanted us to accept with Iran?
We were not negotiating with Mother Teresa, we were negotiating with another rogue nation, Iran, who just a week before the great announcement by Obama and Kerry, held a massive rally
condemning both the U.S.A. and Israel. In addition, the demonstrators called for the death of Americans and Israeli's. How can you negotiate with a country who has called for your death and destruction?
Leading up to that ridiculous agreement that was reached with Iran, it was stated that Iran would not purchase or test conventional weapons and ballistic missiles. In addition, we said that any agreement with Iran would include unfettered inspection of any nuclear site. Well, what happened to those assurances? Iran would be able to purchase conventional weapons after 5 years, and Iran did not have to agree to unannounced inspections anytime or anywhere.
What did we get in return for those concessions? Nada, nil, zilch, and nothing, except that Iran would agree to this toothless agreement. It seems Obama and Kerry would agree to anything just to get an agreement signed (regardless of how bad it might be), especially as it it might enhance their legacy (in their minds).
In this worthless agreement, we agreed to “unfreeze” Iranian assets that we had withheld for years, which amounted to many billions of dollars. Iran couldn't wait to get their hands on that flow of funds as it would've not only propped up their pitiful economy, but it would also be used to further their efforts to support and export terrorism around the Middle East and around the world. Did any sane person, knowing how Iran has acted in the past, believe that Iran would not
use this money to support the Assad regime in Syria, Hezbollah, the Yemeni Houthi rebels, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups?
One thing that can be said about this deal is that it had formed an alliance between former enemies. That alliance now includes Israel, Jordan, Egypt, the Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. Can you imagine that arch enemies in the past just a few short years ago, are now in harmony against this abomination that Obama and Kerry had agreed to with Iran? Maybe those countries knew something that Obama and Kerry didn't know, that that deal was something that we should not have accepted no matter what meaningless assurances were made by both our negotiators and Iran.
So, the answer to the headline is, YES, Obama and Kerry did think we were stupid, because that's why they accepted this appeasing document with our avowed enemy, Iran. That's why President Trump has revoked that agreement, which was not passed on by the Congress. He realized that you could not trust a rogue Muslim nation like Iran because they believed in “taqiyya” which in the Koran states that it is permitted to lie to the “infidels” (non-Muslim
believers) if it furthers the goals of the Koran. Iran follows the Koran to a tee, so we can say now that President Trump did the right thing in abrogating that Iran Nuclear Deal.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
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