November 29th, 2013

I guess the Iranians were correct…

…when they said the Obama administration lied about its deal with them.

It’s a sad thing that, on hearing those Iranian claims, I was already inclined to believe their version more than Obama’s. That’s how little meaning his word has these days. And now the WaPo, not known for dissing Obama, has published an editorial that begins:

The fact sheet distributed by the Obama administration about the nuclear agreement with Iran is notable for its omissions.

I suppose Obama misspoke again, because somehow the WaPo manages to write the entire piece without once directly accusing him of lying, and also without once citing the Iranian claims of mendacity that almost certainly sparked the WaPo’s examination of the terms of the agreement.

Here’s the way the editorial deals with the central issue of enrichment:

Though White House officials and Secretary of State John F. Kerry repeatedly said that Iran’s assertion of a “right to enrich” uranium would not be recognized in an interim deal, the text says the “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program with mutually agreed parameters.” In other words, the United States and its partners have already agreed that Iranian enrichment activity will continue indefinitely. In contrast, a long-standing U.S. demand that an underground enrichment facility be closed is not mentioned.

But that’s not even the worst of it, according to the WaPo:

The most troubling part of the document provides for what amounts to a sunset clause in the comprehensive agreement. It says the final deal will “have a specified long-term duration to be agreed upon,” and that once that time period is complete, “the Iranian nuclear program will be treated in the same manner as that of any non-nuclear weapon state party” to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran thus could look forward to a time when there would be no sanctions and no special restrictions on its nuclear capacity; it could install an unlimited number of centrifuges and produce plutonium without violating any international accord.

Administration officials say they regard Iran’s agreement to the words “long-term” in the sunset clause as a significant concession. In theory, this might mean 15 to 20 years. Iran, however, has proposed a far shorter period; we are told it was three to five years.

The piece is so delicately and carefully worded to avoid accusing Obama of actually lying that it seems to have been composed by diplomats itself, rather than being an editorial about diplomacy.

9 Responses to “I guess the Iranians were correct…”

  1. Mike Says:

    The interpretative key for Obama has always been and will always be the following: He hates the country he is President of.

    Once that is accepted as the given, everything makes more sense.

    There are only five kinds of people in the whole world relative to that fact of reality:

    1) Those who know and accept that fact

    2) Those who know that fact but refuse for various reasons to consciously admit and accept it

    3) Those who do not know it but on whom daylight is slowly and painfully dawning

    4) Those who do not know it and will never know it because they simply cannot psychologically bear that awful reality (such as most African Americans and truly naive and brainwashed liberals).

    5) Those who know it and like it and want him to hate America more and faster (hardcore liberals, fascists, Marxists, Greenpeace types, Iran, China, Russia, Al Qaeda and all such confreres of the anti-American-in-Chief.

    My guess on the WAPO? #3

  2. Ymarsakar Says:

    So not only is the Obama regime unsatisfied with merely sabotaging Iraq and other efforts at fighting Islamic Jihad by Republicans and American patriots, but they also want to negate the nuclear proliferation benefits of the last few years.

    In a few years we’ll have the benefit of listening to Democrats tell us the US needs martial law to protect people from the nuclear threat that the Democrats created in the first place. But if a nuke gets shipped in, at least Obama will be on the golf course and we won’t see him on tv for awhile. That or he’ll go back to sleep instead of answering the phone.

  3. Ymarsakar Says:

    The New World Order timeline.

    When Obama’s regime were told Kaddafi had gotten rid of his WMD program, Obama wanted to help AQ get some of it, in order to launch a “false flag” operation in the US.

    When Libya fell, Kaddafi was found to have actually rotten rid of his WMD programs and materials. So all they got was some combat experience for AQ and maybe some data and blueprints.

    So then Obama tries his hand at Syria, where he knows there are WMDs being used and actively stored. But Putin puts a stop to that.

    So now Obama is going to support Iran, who he knows has real WMD programs and who he knows he will develop them so that if Obama retires, he’ll get to watch Americans burning to death with a Big Fat Smile on his face.

  4. FOAF Says:

    “He hates the country he is President of.”

    This.

  5. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Mike on his scale, places his bet that the WaPo is behind door #3.

    That’s plausible but it ignores a deeper reality. If the WaPo and those of door #3′s ilk ever truly awaken to Obama’s actual motivations, they will condemn him but…not the underlying premises, beliefs and conclusions that led them to support Obama. it will be but another case of the ‘implementation’ of socialism/communism being flawed, not the underlying premises.

    Which is why I like Leonardo da Vinci’s formulation a bit better; “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see once they are shown & those who will not see.”

    Of those who see, there are two classes; opposition and support.

    Of those who see once they are shown; there is opposition or apologetic’s

    Of those who will not see, there is willful denial.

    Willful denial and apologetics are covert supporters, they are collaborators without the moral courage to stand forthrightly for what they support.

    They are the carrion-eaters who scavenge from the leavings of larger predators.

  6. James Says:

    He now feels his only place of refuge is with our sworn enemies and even they cry liar.

  7. Ymarsakar Says:

    James, Ayers hasn’t called Obama a liar yet to my data collection.

  8. blert Says:

    Even now the ‘experts’ refuse to call out the peril of even 3.5% enrichment — LEU.

    Folks, in chemical engineering there is the conundrum of ‘mass transfer’ aka mass flow….

    This refers to the physical reality of having to handle/ process enormous quantities of process fluids when trying to separate out dilute elements. Feebly concentrated mineral ores come to mind — as does the ultimate mass transfer headache: enriching uranium in isotope U235.

    MOST of the gear is dedicated to processing hexafluoride that is LESS than natural concentrations. This counter-intuitive situation occurs because it’s totally uneconomic to let raw hexafluoride face extraction only once. You have to attack the vapor/ gas time and again until it becomes so dilute in U235 that one must stop.

    All of which is a long way of saying that MOST of the centrifuges are dedicated to processing very dilute streams. It only gets interesting once you can lift the magic isotope above 1%. Just doing that is brutally expensive.

    Once 3.5% is reached, the mass transfer problem is solved. You no longer need to use remotely as many centrifuges to further concentrate the isotope. The system is no longer choking on inerts.

    Going from natural (0.7%) to 3.5% is brutal… from 3.5% to 20% is a snap… from 20% to 85%… ultra quick — a month on the outside.

    ===

    The ‘research’ reactor — the one advertised as being suitable for Plutonium ALSO has the critical capability of spinning off OTHER trick, essential, isotopes — which I will not detail here. These trick isotopes are CRITICAL to making efficient atomic weapons — and were the target of all of the detonations famous from so long ago.

    Iran is going to ENTIRELY leap-frog past the first fifteen years of our atomic program. She has no intent to ever manufacture Little Boy. It’s too wasteful of neutrons — which are THE rate limiting engineering factor.

    All in all, we have fools in the wheelhouse of the ship of state. The crew that is overwhelmed by Healthcare.gov is certain to be entirely clueless WRT all matters atomic.

    This is what happens when you’re negotiating while on the bong!

    As for Putin…

    He has to be MAD to permit these fanatics to have open access to both suicide troops and atomics.

    Moscow is already wide open to Black Widows. Duh.

  9. Ymarsakar Says:

    All in all, we have fools in the wheelhouse of the ship of state

    What, you didn’t think Obama was giving Iran the nuke so that a false flag operation could be planted on american soil, martial law declared, and internal dissident counter revolutionaries rounded up for the public good?

    All proceeding according to plan

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