Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Obama's "Bibi Hang-Up" Blinding Him to International Dangers

This whole Obama-Bibi Netanyahu is so immature,certainly for someone who bills himself as "Leader of the Free World," or "leader of anything."

Just Think

To be perfectly honest, I think that something very radical should have been done against Iran over a decade ago, when their nuclear development had begun and was more self-contained. I googled for a timeline of "nuclear Iran" and here are three I found:
August 2002: A spokesman for the MEK terrorist group holds a press conference to "expose" two nuclear facilities in Natanzand Arak that they claim to have discovered. However, the sites were already known to U.S. intelligence. Furthermore, under the terms of Iran's then-existing safeguards agreement with the IAEA, Iran was under no obligation to disclose the facilities while they were still under construction and not yet within the 180-day time limit specified by the safeguards agreement.
December 2002: The United States accuses Iran of attempting to make nuclear weapons...

2002 September - Russian technicians begin construction of Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr despite strong objections from US.
2003 June - Thousands attend student-led protests in Tehran against clerical establishment.
2003 September - UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA, gives Tehran weeks to prove it is not pursuing an atomic weapons programme...
•February 21, 2003 -- Amid U.S. claims that Iran seeks to produce nuclear weapons, the IAEA's director general visits Iran and encourages its leaders to allow inspectors more and faster access to its nuclear sites. Iran declines.
•June 19, 2003 -- The IAEA issues a report saying that Iran appears to be in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but that it needs to be more open about its activities.
•August 26, 2003 -- The IAEA finds traces of highly enriched uranium at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant. A month later, U.N. weapons inspectors report traces at a second facility near Tehran, and the IAEA sets an October 31 deadline for the country to prove it is not developing nuclear weapons. Iran claims the source of the uranium is imported equipment.
•October 21, 2003 -- Iran agrees to suspend processing and enriching uranium and allow unannounced inspections by the IAEA.
•November, 12, 2003 -- The IAEA finds no evidence of a nuclear program but expresses concern about plutonium production. Iran's president says the material is for pharmaceutical use.
•September 28, 2004 -- Iran's foreign minister rejects claims that the country wants an atomic bomb but vows to defend its nuclear facilities against any attack by Israel.
•November 14, 2004 -- Iran again agrees to temporarily suspend uranium processing and enrichment after talks with European countries in Paris.
•January 13, 2005 -- IAEA inspectors visit the Parchin military complex, believed to have been the site of high-explosive tests related to nuclear weapons research. They find no evidence of a nuclear program but are given only partial access to the facility.

Honestly, at this point in time, it's hard to say what action is best, but denying facts and the seriousness of the Iranian threat to world peace, like United States President Barack Hussein Obama is doing, is the absolutely worst thing to do.


Sammy Finkelman said...

I don't think Obama is denying there is a problem with Iran, but he's talking like Plan A (Iran agrees to the P5+1 proposal) is good.

And is at least implying he has a Plan B.

He now says he is not in favor of extending negotations and Iran has to make a decision.

He said yesterday the technical problems have been solved and now they've put a proposal on the table that will give us "absolute assurance that is verifiable that they are not pursuing a nuclear weapon."

But he seems to be terrified that Congress passing any kind of resolution for increased sanctions, or doing anything at all to indicate that they would be reluctant to reduce sanctions, might spoil things.

Batya said...

Sammy, he's denying the seriousness of the problem with Iran and pretending that Iran is a rational peace-loving country with whom one can negotiate and expect a happy solution to the problem. That's denial.

Anonymous said...

How many real nuclear bombs does Israel have? Everyone in the world knows that Israel has many advanced nuclear bombs ready to be used. So what's the big fuss about anyone else in the ME have a few? After all, we all know that its stupid to have such weapons of mass destruction. So, why not start destroying your stock pile of these mass murder weapons?

Mohammad said...

Take a look at the History; Iran (Persian Empire) freed the Jews in Babylon; In today's Iran, the largest concentration of Jewish population outside of Israel, in tens of thousands, are living in peace within the country; As far as the Iranian people are concerned, Jews have the same equality as any Iranians. So why in 21st century the Israelis (not the Jews) insist to have upper hands everywhere? This seems odds in any standard. Its time the Israelis wake up to realize that "you can fool some of the people some of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" Abraham Lincoln

Batya said...

a, it's all rumor about Israel and the bombs.
Israel is not a dangerous and threatening country. It's the most democratic and liberal in the Middle-east and most of the world.
Mohammad, if Iran is so great to its Jews why has the community fled?