The past week has seen new revelations calling into question the efficacy of the P5+1 deal with Iran, and the truthfulness of what the Obama administration is telling the American people. Yet despite these revelations, a former supporter of Israel Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced on Friday that he would support the agreement with Iran.
As an American, and as Jew, I believe Congressman Nadler betrayed this country, the 10th Congressional district of New York, and the Jewish community. He sold us out for his personal agenda, which I believe is based on politics not the facts. Nadler is a very bright man and just the revelations of the prior week would prevent a non-political person from supporting the agreement. But Obama put extra pressure on Nadler because his support will help him sell the deal to other Democrats, especially after former DCCC chair NY’s Steve Israel decided to do the right thing and oppose the deal.
The big revelations this week included a Russian sale of missiles to Iran, Obama letters which eliminates the promise of sanctions “snap backs” and a UN side deal promising that the terrorist state would be able to self-inspect the Parchin nuclear site.
On August 18 Reuters reported that Russia would sign a deal to provide Iran with advanced S-300 ground to air missile systems. These systems would be used to protect Iran’s nuclear sites. Originally Russia said it would observe a ban on selling the systems to Iran in response to requests from the United States, despite a loophole in UNSC resolution 1929 that didn’t cover the systems. Then in April Russia said it would lift the ban but indicated that it would not sell the systems anytime soon. Three month’s later it’s a done deal.
The Obama letters are promises to foreign nations states that if Iran violates the deal and the sanctions are snapped back, their companies would be able to continue operating in the rogue nation without fear of punishment from the United States. In other words the letters totally negate the snap back provisions of the deal As exposed by the Washington Free Beacon:
“Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business with Iran will not come under penalty. The Obama administration is purportedly promising the foreign governments that if Iran violates the parameters of a recently inked nuclear accord, European companies will not be penalized, according to the secret letters.”
Who told these senators about these letters? The White House. But the senators were told to keep the information from the public. And the purpose of the Rubio/Kirk correspondence is to make sure the public finds out that any possible return of sanctions for violation of the deal is an empty promise.
“These letters appear to reassure these foreign governments that their companies may not be impacted if sanctions are re-imposed in response to Iranian violations of the agreement,’ they claim. ‘While Administration officials have claimed that this is not the case, we think it is important for the American public to be able to read your assurances to foreign governments for themselves as their elected representatives review this deal in the coming weeks…We therefore request the Administration to publicly release these letters, which are not classified, so that the full extent of the Administration’s non-public assurances to European and Chinese governments can be discussed openly by Congress and analyzed by impartial outside experts,’ they write.
The Associated Press another second secret “gem”. It involves the Parchin military base where intelligence believes the Iranians are developing long-range ballistic missile and where they conducted experiments relevant to detonating nuclear warheads. Recent satellite data proved the rogue regime is working to cover up their activity at the Parchin facility. But now they may not have to as the AP has released the details of a side agreement between Iran and the U.N. will allow Iran to use its own nuclear inspectors to investigate Parchin.
Any IAEA member country must give the agency some insight into its nuclear program. Some countries are required to do no more than give a yearly accounting of the nuclear material they possess. But nations— like Iran — suspected of possible proliferation are under greater scrutiny that can include stringent inspections.
But the agreement diverges from normal inspection procedures between the IAEA and a member country by essentially ceding the agency’s investigative authority to Iran. It allows Tehran to employ its own experts and equipment in the search for evidence for activities that it has consistently denied — trying to develop nuclear weapons.
This is the equivalent of a just-robbed bank hiring the thugs that took their money to count what’s left in the vault. “Sure it’s all there!” Can anyone reasonably believe that a nation that’s been playing hide and seek with U.N. inspectors for over a decade will actually confess its own violations?
These new revelations raise so many questions; including if this agreement is so great, why is Obama holding back its full details? What else are we being lied to about? Why would a congressman with a pro-Israel track record succumb to political pressure and agree to a deal which puts residents of the “Big Satan” the U.S. as well as the “Little Satan” in danger?
Congressman Nadler would be well served to rethink his political decision. If he doesn’t there will be many to remind his constituents of his betrayal of America when he runs for reelection in 2016. I promise I will be one of them.