Patterico's Pontifications

8/19/2015

Secret Deal Allows Iran to Inspect Itself for Nuclear Violations

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:24 pm

A treaty has been reached with the fox. He will determine whether he has raided the chicken coop, and we will accept his findings.

AP:

Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.

. . . .

The agreement in question diverges from normal procedures by allowing Tehran to employ its own experts and equipment in the search for evidence of activities it has consistently denied — trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Olli Heinonen, who was in charge of the Iran probe as deputy IAEA director general from 2005 to 2010, said he could think of no similar concession with any other country.

The White House has repeatedly denied claims of a secret side deal favorable to Tehran.

Of course they have. They’re liars.

This is, of course, astounding — even for an administration whose mendacity seems never-ending. But the press will issue a collective yawn.

And the fox will lick his chops and tell you that he has not found any missing chickens at all.

Not one.

UPDATE: Ted Cruz on this latest revelation:

“Enough,” Cruz told TheBlaze in a statement. “Enough of the concessions, capitulations and backroom deals that make up President Obama’s catastrophic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

He continued: “The most recent revelation that Iran will be selecting its own inspectors to verify the nature of its nuclear program is made all the more egregious by the fact that as the single largest contributor to the IAEA (support that is mandated in the JCPOA) United States taxpayers will be paying for a farce that is a direct threat to their own security.”

Yeah, but what does Donald Trump think?

26 Responses to “Secret Deal Allows Iran to Inspect Itself for Nuclear Violations”

  1. Gee, I hope the Mullahs won’t be too hard on themselves.

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  2. Personally, I blame the GOP.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  3. Jut to round out everyone’s day.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2015/08/19/another-secret-deal-wh-sends-letters-to-china-europe-hinting-companies-can-ignore-snapback-sanctions-on-iran/

    Via the Free Beacon, “snapback sanctions” are what’s supposed to happen under the deal if/when it’s proved that Iran has been caught cheating. Obama’s proudest moment at that presser he gave two weeks ago was when he noted that the U.S. can invoke “snapback sanctions” unilaterally under the agreement, without the approval of the UN Security Council.

    …But he doesn’t mean business. And, apparently, he wants our partners on the deal to know that. New from the desks of Marco Rubio and Mark Kirk:

    Fraud laws should apply to political sales pitches.

    If Prom Queen were sell sham-wows the same way he’s selling this Iran nuclear hoax the DoJ would be all over him.

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  4. 2. Personally, I blame the GOP.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa) — 8/19/2015 @ 9:33 pm

    I think there’s plenty of blame to be shared with Obama and the Democrats as well.

    Also, I’ve heard an interesting theory by someone who was once similar to, in not in fact, the Senate parliamentarian that without the Corker bill Obama could have completely bypassed Congress. I’ll see if I can find the Post, which had a link to the audio of the interview.

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  5. I feel like puking.
    United States of Sham Wow.

    mg (31009b)

  6. Here it is:

    http://neoneocon.com/2015/07/18/why-isnt-the-iran-deal-a-treaty-please-listen-to-this/

    There doesn’t seem to be a way to embed the audio I’m asking you to listen to, but please go to the link. The important part of the audio starts at minute 17:25 goes to minute 27:12, and another part begins around minute 37:00 and goes to about 48:30. If you only have time to listen to one of those segments, I’d suggest the first one. But I strongly urge you to hear both.

    The interview is with Elizabeth Chryst, who is a former elected officer of the U.S. Senate and is an expert on how Congress works in terms of rules and procedures. I had never heard of her before this, but she seems to be a conservative and is speaking on the subject of the Corker-Menendez bill, and why conservatives are dreaming if they think there was ever any chance of blocking the Iran deal as a treaty…

    An elected officer of the Senate is a Senate staff member elected to fill certain positions.

    http://www.senate.gov/reference/Index/Officers.htm

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  7. At what point does this become treason?

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  8. Kevin, we’ve long passed that point, but apparently treason is the official sport of the Democratic party.

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  9. Remember when Democrats loved Bashar Al Assad?

    I do.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/17920536/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/t/pelosi-shrugs-bushs-criticism-meets-assad/#.VdV-oBnbrVI

    DAMASCUS, Syria — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday for talks criticized by the White House as undermining American efforts to isolate the hard-line Arab country.

    …Pelosi’s visit to Syria was the latest challenge to the White House by congressional Democrats, who are taking a more assertive role in influencing policy in the Middle East and the Iraq war.

    Bush voices criticism
    Bush has said Pelosi’s trip signals that the Assad government is part of the international mainstream when it is not…

    Now Obama is h3llbent on bringing Iran into the “family of nations” as if it were a normal, mainstream country when it is not.

    As always, the Democrats message is America be damned.

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  10. it wasn’t enough for obama to waste all we accomplished fighting Iraq

    he wants to waste what we accomplished fighting Germany is well

    this holocaust brought to you by the letter O and the United States of Failmerica

    happyfeet (5546fb)

  11. *as* well i mean

    happyfeet (5546fb)

  12. Personally I would round up all the mo-ham-heads and achmeds, before I would send the wetbacks home.
    I miss you Ace Bailey.
    You did not deserve to die in that second plane.

    mg (31009b)

  13. We find ourselves not voting for a candidate who is reported to have held down and cut the hair of a fellow student in high school and, instead, we’ve elected a President who probably was pantsed every day in the school parking lot.

    Joe Miller (64cdc0)

  14. I like how some that covered the negotiations are saying that it was the U.S. And Iranian delegations fighting against everyone else. We have become the mouthpiece for the Iranians.

    JD (a2d995)

  15. Trust but glassify…

    Colonel Haiku (9e91a2)

  16. Speak for yourself, Joe Miller. I’d never vote to elect a dog-eating, Mom’s Jeans-wearing geek.

    Colonel Haiku (9e91a2)

  17. The Administrations’s claim (if they wanted to be more explicit) is something like:

    We don’t need any inspections of Parchin, because we already know they tested nuclear triggers there, and we took that into consideration when we agreed to the JCOPA, and the agreement doesn’t prohibit this kind of research anyway, altough maybe some other things do.

    And besides, we can find out in the future just like we found out in the past anything important that they are doing there, and inspections of Parchin would only be for the purposes of Iran saying thir nuclear program is entirely peaceful and they hadn’t in the past tried to develop a nuclear bomb.

    But between us, we take it for granted that they are lying about that, so who needs these inspections?

    Sammy Finkelman (0f2215)

  18. UPDATE: Ted Cruz on this latest revelation:

    “Enough,” Cruz told TheBlaze in a statement. “Enough of the concessions, capitulations and backroom deals that make up President Obama’s catastrophic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

    He continued: “The most recent revelation that Iran will be selecting its own inspectors to verify the nature of its nuclear program is made all the more egregious by the fact that as the single largest contributor to the IAEA (support that is mandated in the JCPOA) United States taxpayers will be paying for a farce that is a direct threat to their own security.”

    Yeah, but what does Donald Trump think?

    Patterico (3cc0c1)

  19. I swear this administration is trying to cause war in the Middle East at this point. (And not be involved of course)

    Dejectedhead (152876)

  20. The White House has repeatedly denied claims of a secret side deal favorable to Tehran.

    Therefore, we all know that the White House has emphatically made a deal favorable to some faction in Iran.

    htom (4ca1fa)

  21. Obama reminds me of Carter in so many ways. Reason #758979775t89400 he reminds me of Carter? When you suck up to dictators, they despise you for your weakness.

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/top-iranian-official-obama-is-the-weakest-of-u-s-presidents/

    The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.

    The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently

    …“Obama is the weakest of U.S. presidents, he had humiliating defeats in the region. Under him the Islamic awakening happened,” Younesi said in a Farsi language interview with Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

    “Americans witnessed their greatest defeats in Obama’s era: Terrorism expanded, [the] U.S. had huge defeats under Obama [and] that is why they want to compromise with Iran,” Younesi said.

    …“We [the Islamic Republic] have to use this opportunity [of Democrats being in power in the U.S.], because if this opportunity is lost, in future we may not have such an opportunity again,” Younesi said.

    Every dictator and bad actor in the world, like Iran, can’t believe their luck and is scrambling to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Sort of like those welfare recipients in Louisiana a couple of years back who discovered that due to a computer glitch their EBT cards had no limits. So they bought out every WalMart they could find.

    The fact this official gave this interview to the Fars News Agency meant he wanted to publicly humiliate Obama. I’m surprised he didn’t give the interview to the NYT, where Putin wrote his Op-Ed. Not like Obama can be humiliated.

    A few years back Obama sent alternately pouty and pleading letters to the “Supreme Leader” via three “secret” back channels. Rice at the UN, the Iraqi president who was meeting with the Iranian president, and the US interest section at the Swiss embassy in Tehran. The were so embarrassing that naturally the Iranians published them. So the whole world could point and laugh.

    He, and Kerry, remind me of teenaged girls with crushes on the entire football team. They alternately threaten to T.P. their houses and beg to go to the cool parties. You can’t embarrass them. The jocks they have crushes on could send cell phone videos of them getting passed around like party favors in the locker room, and still they’d crawl back and insist the jocks really respect them.

    What did we do to deserve this?

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  22. This is Rouhani’s adviser, keep in mind.

    And Kerry and Obama insist that Rouhani isn’t a hardliner. He’s a pragmatic reformer.

    These teenaged girls running the country will never see past their delusions about the jocks who keep slapping them around.

    And this Iran nuclear obscenity masquerading as a deal is their YouTube sex tape. H.S. J.V. cheerleaders Kerry and Obama think it makes them look like stars instead of sluts.

    Steve57 (5a07a9)

  23. Wretchard, at Belmont Club, opined that what we have–it was a different but equally awful
    situation, is a “dense pack” of news about admin malfeasance. So many terrible things coming down
    at once that it’s impossible for the public to absorb them or their ramifications. When you think you have it figured out–self inspections–and are outraged, cometh the news about excusing
    allies from the sanctions.
    It’s like progs/libs/lefties when they lie so assiduously that you can’t speak for gasping.

    Richard Aubrey (472a6f)

  24. Sure wish I had this kind of deal. I could have provided my own blood and urine samples for testing.

    Lance Armstrong (5b7398)


Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.7210 secs.