First, news that the United Nations’ nuclear watchdogs, by the mandates of the nuclear deal, can no longer tell anyone whether Iran is violating the nuclear deal. This is no big deal. Why would anybody want to know that? I’m sure President Obama is merely keeping such annoying information from us to reduce our stress levels. After all, he, and his elite Obamites know best.
And now (via Fox News):
Iran reportedly test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase ‘Israel must be wiped out’ written in Hebrew on them, but authorities said that the tests do not violate the nuclear deal reached in January.
The tests came as Vice President Joe Biden visited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was strongly opposed to the nuke deal.
‘I want to reiterate because I know people still doubt: If in fact they break the deal, we will act,’ Biden said in Jerusalem.
I wonder if any sentient being on the planet believes that? Iran certainly doesn’t, nor does Israel. After Mr. Obama’s serial claims that he would never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, followed by his deal that guarantees Iran develops nuclear weapons, in at most, ten years, the idea that America would do anything about Iran’s serial breaches of the “deal” has as much credibility as Mr. Obama’s red line drawing and redrawing regarding Syria.
The semiofficial Fars news agency offered pictures Wednesday it said were of the Qadr H missiles being fired. It said they were fired in Iran’s eastern Alborz mountain range to hit a target some 870 miles away off Iran’s coast into the Sea of Oman.
Hard-liners in Iran’s military have fired rockets and missiles despite U.S. objections since the deal, as well as shown underground missile bases on state television.
‘The missiles fired today are the results of sanctions,’ Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, a deputy commander of the Guards told Fars news agency, according to the BBC. ‘The sanctions helped Iran develop its missile program.
I’m sure Secretary of State John Kerry will, any minute, unleash a blistering torrent of diplomatic invective, as he did upon learning that terrorists released from Gitmo were acting as, well, terrorists:
Kerry responded with the master key to Obama administration foreign policy:
‘Well, uhh [sniff], Senator, he’s not supposed to be doing that.’
One of the more important things for diplomats and national leaders to understand is the difference in languages. When, for example, Iran says: “Israel must be wiped out,” Mr. Obama and his sycophants translate that to mean something like “Iran seeks peaceful coexistence with everyone, particularly Israel. All praise Barack Obama.” Israel, on the other hand, translates that to me “Israel must be wiped out,” and gets all fussy about the Iranians building nuclear weapons and the missiles necessary to deliver them.
The 1,240-mile range of our missiles is to confront the Zionist regime,’ Hajizadeh said. ‘Israel is surrounded by Islamic countries and it will not last long in a war. It will collapse even before being hit by these missiles.
This is hardly surprising, as a variety of Muslim lunatics have observed that a single nuclear detonation could all but obliterate Israel, but an Israeli response would only cause damage to the Muslim world, damage they are more than willing to accept. Notice the obfuscatory power of this fully operational State Department:
The firing of the Qadr H missiles comes after a U.S. State Department spokesman on Tuesday criticized another missile launch that day, saying America planned to bring it before the United Nations Security Council.
Oooo. That’ll really scare the Iranians. I’m sure they’re considering unilateral disarmament as I write this sentence. In any case, I’m sure Barack Obama and John Kerry have the best interests of America, Israel and the world in mind, and Iran would never think of violating the requirements of the nuclear deal that will be Mr. Obama’s lasting legacy:
U.N. experts said the launch used ballistic missile technology banned under a Security Council resolution. In January, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the ballistic missile program.
Iran also has fired rockets near U.S. warships and flown an unarmed drone over an American aircraft carrier in recent months.
In January, Iran seized 10 U.S. sailors in the Gulf when their two riverine command boats headed from Kuwait to Bahrain ended up in Iranian territorial waters after the crews ‘misnavigated,’ the U.S. military said. The sailors were taken to a small port facility on Farsi Island, held for about 15 hours and released after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke several times with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Right. If memory serves, Iran destroyed a mock up of a US aircraft carrier while the deal was being negotiated.
On a related note, consider this from Scott Johnson at Powerline:
Minnesota’s large (100,000 plus) Somali community is problematic in two respects illustrated by Abdulkadir’s case. It produces young men who seek to join the jihad and the community shows no visible support for American law enforcement. Here I would cite the testimony of Kyle Loven, the Minneapolis FBI’s chief division counsel and media coordinator. Speaking about Somali-related law enforcement issues to the National Security Society in suburban Minneapolis this past fall, he conceded that the Somali community gave rise to special challenges for law enforcement. ‘We walk a tightrope’ with this community, Loven observed. ‘Every time we have to indict somebody, you should see the remarks we get. … Every time we have to make an arrest, it is a setback [in our relations with the Somali community].
Uh, shouldn’t it be the immigrants, the people coming to America that have to “walk a tightrope”? Shouldn’t they be expected to obey the law, such as the laws against terrorism, and assimilate fully into American society. Shouldn’t their “community” be America? And why is the FBI trying to appease terrorists within our own borders rather than rejoicing whenever one is arrested and taken off the streets?
And if that isn’t enough, in repeating itself, history has indeed descended into farce:
Iran on Tuesday again threatened to walk away from the nuclear agreement reached last year with global powers, hours after the country breached international agreements by test-firing ballistic missiles.
Right. The Iranians violate the deal that really isn’t a deal, and threaten to abandon the deal they never intended to honor. Mr. Obama will probably give them another 150 billion.
We’ll be fortunate if mushroom clouds aren’t rising over the Middle East before Mr. Obama leaves office. In any case, his “deal” has all but ensured they’ll appear sooner rather than later, possibly even in America.
“Smart diplomacy” indeed.