AP article shows Team Obama quietly changed policy, will now accept Iran getting atomic bomb
Here's how the semi-official, Obozo-fellating Associated Press spins it:
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States and Iran are drafting elements of a nuclear deal that commits Tehran to a 40 percent cut in the number of machines it could use to make an atomic bomb, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. In return, the Iranians would get quick relief from some crippling economic sanctions and a partial lift of a U.N. embargo on conventional arms.Wow! Commits 'em. To a whopping 40 percent CUT in "machines it could use to make an atomic bomb. How faaaabulous!
The sides are racing to meet a March 31 deadline for a framework pact and a full agreement by the end of June....If you're under 30 or a Democrat, this article makes the emperor's lackeys look like the most brilliant negotiators evah! I mean, could an ordinary president--say, some dumb Rethuglican--have talked the Iranians into agreeing to cut their current 10,000 "machines" (what?) by a whopping 40 percent?? NO WAY, citizen! You are looking at greatness here!
Officials said the tentative deal imposes at least a decade of new limits on the number of centrifuges Iran can operate to enrich uranium, a process that can lead to nuclear weapons-grade material. The sides are zeroing in on a cap of 6,000 centrifuges, officials said, down from the 6,500 they spoke of in recent weeks.
That's also fewer than the 10,000 such machines Tehran now runs, yet substantially more than the 500 to 1,500 that Washington originally wanted as a ceiling. Only a year ago, U.S. officials floated 4,000 as a possible compromise.
But U.S. officials insist the focus on centrifuge numbers alone misses the point. Combined with other restrictions on enrichment levels and the types of centrifuges Iran can use, Washington believes it can extend the time Tehran would need to produce a nuclear weapon to at least a year.
Right now, Iran would require only two to three months to amass enough material to make a bomb.
That is, unless you know jack-shit about nuclear weapons, Obama, Kerry and how eager the Lying Media is to support 'em. As a trained engineer, with a decade as an Air Force officer and teaching physics and chemistry for 30 years, I'm well acquainted with how nuclear weapons work and what it takes to build one. And having been a political junkie for 40 years I have some insight on how to spot and read government propaganda.
IF the AP piece is accurate, there are so many holes in the draft agreement that it's useless. For starters there's no mention of verification provisions. The Iranians aren't about to agree to any, and Team Obozo won't mention that issue to the AP because it renders any agreement useless, since we can't know if they're adhering to the negotiated limits.
And of course the AP reporter won't ask, because it would reveal how utterly worthless this whole charade is, when the goal is to make it appear just the opposite to voters: brilliant, air-tight, reassuring.
Ronald Reagan famously said "Trust but verify." Team Obama says "Trust us...cuz we're far more sophisticated and nuanced! than any Republican could ever be!"
Next, look at the line "Washington believes it can extend the time Tehran would need to produce a nuclear weapon to at least a year." Wait, wasn't the whole point of the exercise to prevent the rag-heads from getting the bomb, period?
Why yes, it was. But that's now quietly vanished. Team Obama has quietly moved the goalposts, conceding the Bomb but crowing that we've extended the time it'll take 'em to get one "by at least a year." That's an earthshaking shift in strategic goals. But note how quietly and cleverly it was revealed: not by a formal announcement in the Rose Garden or the White Hut press room, but by a wire service article attributed to unnamed "officials."
See how that works? No questions from the press, no recognition that Obama has accepted an Iranian bomb, just a line in a wire-service piece to show that this has been the policy of the U.S. government since way back in 2015.
Geez, citizen, do try to keep up, would ya? You must live out in Kansas or some other backwater part of flyover country. (That's an inside joke: To Washingtonians ALL of flyover country is a backwater.)
You have to read all the way to the last paragraph in the AP propaganda piece to find this gem:
Iran already can produce the equivalent of one weapon's worth of enriched uranium with the centrifuges it now runs."One weapon's worth of enriched uranium"...in what length of time? Without the time frame the statement is meaningless, useless, senseless. The propaganda writers threw it in to underscore how great the emperor's achievement is: "LOOK! Without Dear Leader's faabulous, canny negotiating skills the Iranians would be able to produce a weapon's worth of uranium in [some short but omitted time]. But now it'll be pushed back by [oh, lots of time units]!" I think the earlier reference was "by at least a year!"
Finally consider this line:
Right now, Iran would require only two to three months to amass enough material to make a bomb.Now, according to the AP the emperor's minions are "racing" to conclude a (totally illusory) agreement by "the end of June." It's now March 20th, which leaves 3 months to the alleged "deadline." Since it's stupid to think the Iranians would cut their enrichment before the agreement was finalized (if ever), then if you accept the line in red above as accurate, they have enough time between now and the date of finalizing the (illusory) agreement to get enough uranium for a bomb.
Again, a quiet, back-door admission that the emperor has moved the goalposts.
Okay, say liberals, if you're so damn smart what would you have done? I'd have privately announced to the Iranians that their avowed reason for wanting to enrich uranium for scientific experiments was utter horse-shit, and that the west would enforce a limit of ONE centrifuge. And if they refused to allow international inspections of *every* facility, not only would ALL the econonmic sanctions remain in place but the U.S. would take all possible steps to add even more.
You either have a serious goal of stopping a rogue, terror-sponsoring nation from getting the Bomb or you don't. While one can certainly make the argument that any nation should be allowed to have the Bomb, the Obama regime has never made that argument--because they know that won't sit well with most Americans.
But with the help of clever propagandists, they can quietly present Americans with a fait accompli --after which the whole discussion is moot. Which of course has always been how Obama has operated.