Tiny Nukes for North Korea

by: the Common Constitutionalist

On my podcast this past Sunday, I discussed our genius Secretary of State John Kerry and his effort to not only get a deal done with Iran but that he hopes a successful Iranian deal will coax North Korea to negotiate yet another nuclear nonproliferation agreement – since the last one went so well.

I guess North Korea didn’t get the memo because their leader, that pygmy, Kim Jong Un has okayed the announcement on state-controlled TV that they have successfully miniaturized nuclear weapons to the point where they may now fit them onto missiles.

It’s been known for years that North Korea possesses nuclear weapons and have detonated them three times. Once in 2006, once in 2009 and again in 2013. The nuke detonated in 2013 was said to be “smaller and lighter” than the previous two.

CNN  writes that “Fashioning a nuclear device small enough to fit on the tip of a ballistic missile is difficult. Miniaturizing a nuclear weapon is one key part of building a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile. But the nuke has to not only be miniaturized but more rugged. The nuclear device also needs to be tough enough to be able to withstand the flight on a ballistic missile, experts say, and be housed in a “reentry vehicle” that can endure the intense heat generated by coming back into Earth’s atmosphere.”

Sky News reports that the nuclear miniaturization announcement “came two weeks after North Korea said it had launched a ballistic missile from a submarine, allowing it to fire nuclear weapons far beyond the Korean peninsula.” read more

Has Obama Inadvertently Brokered a Middle East Alliance

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Back in 2013 the London’s Sunday Times reported that “Israel and Saudi Arabia were working together to bring down Iran’s nuclear activities.’ Clearly, having a mutual interest in stopping the threat of a hegemonic and nuclear Iran has made the two unlikely allies.”

In fact these enemies have aligned before, becoming foul weather allies (albeit indirectly) when necessary, always against a common foe. Today it’s a

Nasser Arrives in Yemen

Nasser Arrives in Yemen

likely nuclear Iran – in the 1960s the common enemy was Egypt under dictator Gamal Abdul Nasser during the Yemen Civil War (1962-1967). In 1964 the Saudis enlisted the help of Israel in flying weapons and supplies, code name Operation Leopard, to the royalist insurgent army in Yemen fighting against 70,000 Egyptian troops and the hegemony of Nasser.

Again the two countries found themselves aligned, this time in 1991, during the first Gulf war as Saddam Hussein lobbed Scud missiles into both countries.

War does make for strange bedfellows. For that, some may call into question Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent and prescient pronouncement that the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy, as hypocritical and just so much theater. But Israel and the Saudis have never become permanent or direct allies and the Israelis have not fought on behalf of the Saudis but only with her own national security interests in mind. read more

There Is a Democrat in Office… Nukes for Everyone!

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

What’s with the Democrats and their “peace in our time” mantra? It’s more like “peace at any cost”.

 

Is the Obama administration really this stupid and/or naïve? Do they really think that talks with a country as radical as Iran will bear the fruit of peace? I’m serious! Is that really what they think?

 

Sometimes I think we on the right give these leftists a lot more credit than they deserve. We postulate that everything they do is somehow thought out and calculated down to the nth degree – that they plot and scheme and are somehow always a step or two ahead of everyone. That may be, on occasion, but certainly not here.

 

They must honestly think they can negotiate with Iran. As if Iran will do so in good faith. To me, this is just another demonstration of leftist peacenik wishful thinking. read more

Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb, Iran

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

How many years have we been hearing about Iran’s nuclear capability or at least their potential? It seems we’ve heard this refrain for a decade or so. Not a year goes by that we don’t hear that something must be done about Iran. That Iran is no more than a year or two away from developing a nuclear weapon that we can wait no longer. What will happen if we wait too long?

 

Any rationally thinking individual must know what will happen if Iran gets a weapon: say goodbye to Israel. But we’ve heard this refrain over and over again years.

 

So it’s not surprising that on October 6, just three weeks ago, AP reported that president Obama said U.S. intelligence agencies believe Iran is still “a year or more” away from producing a nuclear weapon. Obama said, “Our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of the Israeli intelligence services”.

 

And with that, Obama has placed more distance between the U.S. and Israel.

 

Yet not three weeks after Obama’s proclamation of the Iran’s nuclear program comes striking news. Iran maybe only a month or so away.

 

This blockbuster announcement comes from David Albright, nuclear expert and president of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). Albright, a former UN weapons inspector for the IAEA made this determination by analyzing data from both UN and Iranian reports. read more

Iranian Nukes or Chicken Little

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I don’t know about you but I haven’t heard much about the Iranian nuclear threat lately. Maybe it’s because the rest of the Middle East is on fire.

 

Some experts as well as American lawmakers have said recently that not just piling up sanctions but diplomacy should be given another chance.

 

We all know how many conflicts have been averted due to diplomacy. Let me think… None. Okay, maybe one. The peace between Israel and Egypt lasted for quite a while, although one could say the Egyptian people drew the short straw on that deal. The dictator Mubarak was a real “man of the people”. They’re lot hasn’t improved much at all. In fact, one could claim it’s even worse now and one would be right.

 

But wait, say the “experts”. Help has arrived. The big meany Ahmadinejad is out and the relative moderate Muslim cleric Hassan Rouhani has been elected as Iran’s new president.

 

I guess being a moderate is relative. As body counts go, one could say Hitler was moderate compared to Stalin and Mao.

 

Benjamin Netanyahu described him this way. Ahmadinejad was a “wolf in wolves clothing”; Rouhani is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.

 

Israel’s minister of international affairs, strategy and intelligence, Yuvel Steinitz told the Washington Post: “Rouhani is charming, he is cunning and he will smile all the way to the bomb.”

The peace loving moderate Rouhani has appointed as his new defense minister, General Hussein Dehghan. who was implicated in the 1983 bombing that killed 241 American servicemen in Beirut, Lebanon. That’s what moderates do, I guess.

 

It harkens me back to Jonah Goldberg’s description of American progressives – fascism with a smiley face.

 

Netanyahu and Steinitz agree that there are only two options: voluntarily shut down all uranium enrichment or see it destroyed with brute force.

 

But of course the American government, the Obama administration and those in lefty think tanks don’t see it that way.

 

Former CIA official and liberal hack Paul R Pillar in May stated: “Are the United States and Israel really afraid of a nuclear Iran? Don’t they know that Iran is ideologically and practically opposed to nuclear weapons? Is this nuclear program simply a pretext for confrontation with Iran?”

 

Yes Mr. Pillar, yes it is. You’ve discovered Israel’s diabolical plan to conquer all countries in and around the Middle East. A Zionist caliphate, as it were. Giving back land that they’ve taken legitimately during war has simply been a ruse to mollify the Arab world.

 

Pillar believes a peace accord between Iran and Israel is achievable; substantial relief from sanctions for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.

 

Hold it. I thought he said Iran is against nuclear weapons? Why would he suggest they would have to restrict the enrichment program if they are dead set against these weapons? I’m just asking. That’s like saying I’ll lessen the sanctions on my children’s ice cream consumption if they agreed to restrict their brussel sprout intake.

 

Others have stated that the Iranian nuclear threat is so much Chicken Little, the sky is falling nonsense. That the threat has been hanging over our heads for years and still no nukes.

 

Well I for one trust Israel and Israel alone in that region of the world. I trust that they have not and will not strike unless attacked or provoked.

 

Regardless of the puppet president, as long as Iran is controlled by the whack job Mullahs they cannot be trusted.

 

Those lefty politicians, pundits and think tankers can sit safely in their Washington offices and witness the decimation of Israel if Iran is left to its own devices. Those in Israel do not have that luxury.

Here’s the October Surprise!

Obama cuts deal with Iran over Nukes

from: WND

Iranian and U.S. negotiators have reached an agreement that calls for Iran to halt part of its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of many of the U.S. sanctions against the Islamic regime, according to a highly placed source.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expects a letter from President Obama in a few days guaranteeing the details of the agreement, arrived at recently during secret negotiations in Doha, Qatar.

The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons and is highly placed in Iran’s regime, said that once Khamenei receives Obama’s guarantees, he will authorize an announcement by Iran on a solution to the nuclear crisis before the U.S. presidential elections.

The agreement calls for Iran to announce a temporary halt to partial uranium enrichment after which the U.S. will remove many of its sanctions, including those on the Iranian central bank, no later than by the Iranian New Year in March. Iran is in the throes of massive inflation and citizen unrest because of the sanctions.

French intelligence verified today that Yukiya Amano, the current director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has been given the go-ahead by the U.S. to be ready to travel to Iran and announce the agreement, according to Hamid Reza Zakeri, a former intelligence officer in the regime who has defected to Europe.

The source in Tehran said Khamenei has made it clear that unless he receives Obama’s written guarantees, he will not begin the process, which would dramatically boost Obama’s re-election chances. If the guarantees are not given, Khamenei has warned, Iran will speed up its nuclear program.

The guarantees would ensure the regime’s right to peaceful enrichment, quickly remove many of the sanctions, accept that Iran’s nuclear program does not have a military dimension and relieve international pressure on the regime while it continues its nuclear program. Also, the U.S. would announce that the killing of Iranian nuclear scientists was the work of a foreign country, though Israel would not be named, to increase legal pressure on Israel.

According to the Iranian source, a previous Obama letter to Khamenei indicated that it’s best for the regime not to give any motive to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, a message that was re-emphasized in the Qatar negotiations.

As reported exclusively by WND Oct. 4, a three-person delegation led by a woman on behalf of the Obama administration traveled to Qatar about Oct. 1 and met with Iranian counterparts, including Ali Akbar Velayati, the former foreign minister of the Islamic regime and a close adviser to Khamenei on international matters.

In the meeting, according to the source, the U.S. delegation urged an announcement, even if only on a temporary nuclear deal, before the U.S. elections to help Obama get re-elected. A Romney presidency, the delegation said, would surely move more toward Israel, and the Iranians were reminded that Obama has stood up to Israel against any plans to attack Iran. The regime’s delegate was urged to understand that if Iran does not stand by Obama, Israel will attack Iran.

Days after the WND report, Ali Akbar Salehi, the regime’s foreign minister, in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, stated, “If our right to enrichment is guaranteed, we are prepared to offer an exchange.”

The same message was relayed by several other officials of the regime.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said recently in Kazakhstan that the sanctions can be lifted immediately if Tehran worked with world powers to address questions about its nuclear program.

In the Qatar meeting, according to the Iranian source, the American woman delegate, who has had several meetings with Velayati during the past several years, jokingly told Velayati that she will be the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a second Obama administration and that it would be wise for Iranians to invest in U.S. real estate.

In the past five months, four meetings were held in the U.S. with the Islamic regime’s surrogates to hash out what was to be discussed at the Doha meeting. The source identified Valerie Jarrett, a senior Obama adviser (and radical), as the head of the U.S. effort to engage Iran. Also identified was Cyrus Amir Mokri, assistant secretary of the Treasury Department for financial institutions, as another member advising the president on the issue.

Jarrett’s family has known the Velayati family since their stay in Iran in the 1950s, the source added. Jarrett’s father worked at the Namazi hospital in Shiraz, owned by an Iranian family that has been influential with the regime after the Islamic Revolution.

WND contacted both the U.S. State Department and the White House, asking about the Doha negotiations, who led the delegation from the U.S., whether Obama will provide the written guarantee, what negotiations the U.S. has pursued on its own and what is known about Amano’s plan to travel to Iran for the announcement.

The State Department declined to respond to multiple calls as well as email inquiries. A spokeswoman said the White House would not comment.

The European Union, which increased sanctions on Iran last week, fears back-channel negotiations between the Obama administration and Iran will leave it out. EU leaders are seeking to send a group of representatives from seven European countries to Tehran to strengthen their position with the regime over the nuclear program and their economic interests.

The Iranian currency, meanwhile, has hit another historic low, falling to 43,000 rials to one U.S. dollar. As reported recently, a secret memo by the Intelligence Ministry to regime officials has warned of major riots in Iran due to dire economic conditions.

Another internal report by the government’s Economic Commission indicated that government foreign currency reserves will run out in the coming months and that it will have difficulty meeting payrolls for public employees who could lose 50 percent of their pay.

Many within the Iranian opposition believe that if the West continues to pressure the Islamic regime and supports the aspirations of the majority of the Iranian people who resent the regime and its ideology, the regime will face a nationwide uprising and will collapse from within, changing the geopolitics of not only the region but the world.

However, if the regime is provided a lifeline for whatever reason, not only will it get the bomb but it will take Iranians and the world hostage for decades to come, they believe.

And an, oh by the way: An Oct. 8 WND report revealed another secret nuclear site in Iran. The regime’s nuclear scientists have successfully completed testing of a neutron detonator and have nearly completed design of a nuclear warhead.

Now, let me see a show of hands who think Iran will live up to the agreement after the election. You’re a moron if you raised your hand. Maybe they’ll tape it to the top of a warhead.

Could this be a more obvious attempt by Obama to win reelection? It is and he is despicable.