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Headline of the Day

The headline in the Washington Times this morning: “Exclusive: Obama Agrees To Keep Israel’s Nuke Secret”:

President Obama has reaffirmed a 4-decade-old secret understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections, three officials familiar with the understanding said.

The officials, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were discussing private conversations, said Mr. Obama pledged to maintain the agreement when he first hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in May.

With that headline you have to ask “what secret?” Admittedly it is probably one of the world’s worst kept secrets. But it is interesting given our present stance on Iran that we’re exempting Israel from the same sort of international inspection regime – if, of course, the “secret” is true. And if true, and I’m sure Iran believes it is, why would Iran give up their pursuit of a nuclear weapon. They would most likely believe their acquisition of one would restore the regional balance. So why wouldn’t they agree to allow inspectors into a facility they had just voluntarily revealed to the IAEA. Why else reveal it? It certainly doesn’t mean there aren’t more hidden away in the mountains of Iran.

And why wouldn’t they agree to talks? It gives them the room, without sanctions, to continue what they’ve been doing for decades with no further penalty. String along the US and EU with “talks” while pursing the bomb.

I’d guess right now, Iran’s pretty happy with the way things are going.

~McQ

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5 Responses to Headline of the Day

  • I hate to say this, what with Glenn Beck getting all the heat for his “Obama doesn’t like white people” comment, but I truly believe, truly believe, that The Clown™ does not only dislike Jews, he hates them. After all, he cavorts with them (Jeremiah Wright), is defended by them (Jimmy Carter), and he seems to go out of his way to antagonize Israel.

    This is why, when I hear my relatives boast about voting for Democrats, I tell them that they should just go down to the store and buy a razor blade, because either way they are cutting their own throats, only with a razor it would be done by their own hand. Why Jews have this incessant need to vote for the most rabid anti-Semites, Jew haters, and Israel bashers, is beyond me. I remember when I went to work for George H.W. Bush’s campaign in 1988, and everyone heard my name, and I truly waited for some anti-Semitic backlash – instead, I was welcomed as another Republican, as someone who was devoted to the cause. Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, all working together without any need to discuss racial identity. I notice that the Left does the opposite, bragging to everyone how many of one group or another is part of their “coalition.”

    Nope, I will not but my own throat and vote for Demmies. As far as I am concerned, with this anti-Semite in the White House and his gang of malcontents, any Jew who backed them or continues to back them is no longer a Jew. End of argument.

    • “Nope, I will not but my own throat…”

      Sorry…that should read “cut my own throat.”

    • Which brings up the next thought. Since everything is working out so exceedingly well for Iran, did they predict these kinds of successes before the election? If they did, maybe it explains a lot of the foreign money going into the Obama campaign.

      Rick

  • If you don’t sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, you don’t have to have inspectors.

    according to wikipedia, the North Koreas are not a signatory, but didn’t they used to be and withdrew?

    p.s. Syria did not sign the similar chemical weapons treaty, so nobody can bitch about their chemical weapons. Thus, there is no “double standard” in favor of Israel.

  • If Iran were not publicly dedicated to the destruction of Israel and fomenting international terrorism, I am not sure I would have a problem with them having Nukes.