“HISTORIC” OR CATASTROPHIC?
by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress
(Jul. 25, 2015) — As reported by The Washington Post, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States between 1981 and 2005, wrote an article in which he compares the Iranian nuclear deal to the failed nuclear weapons deal with North Korea—and concludes it will have even worse consequences. The reader doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to fully understand that Obama is knowingly entering into a very bad and DANGEROUS deal for the American people.
Prince Bandar stated, with regard to the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement that Obama has damned the United States with, that “the strategic foreign policy analysis, the national intelligence information, and America’s allies in the region’s intelligence, all predict not only the same outcome of the North Korean nuclear deal, but (it will be) worse—with billions of dollars that Iran will have access to.”
It is now obvious that Saudi Arabia, in self-defense, will develop its own nuclear weapons program, and other pro-western Middle East allies such as Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Kuwait, etc. will follow suit. By entering into the flawed Iranian agreement, Obama has assured Iran that it will be able to develop nuclear weapons, and by doing so he has created a nuclear weapons arms race in the Middle East.
Obama has been working closely with the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, a terrorist regime that has been killing Americans for 35 years and is determined to destroy the United States and Israel. Unfortunately, SECRET provisions that no member of Congress will ever be permitted to read has been agreed to by Obama. The SECRET provisions are another attempt by Obama to bypass the U.S. Congress, just as he bypassed the will of the American voters with the SECRET Fast-Track Trade Promotional agreement (TPP).
The Republican leadership in the House and Senate struck another deal with Obama to allow him to refer to another “International Treaty” as an agreement, this time with regard to the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement. They previously struck a deal with Obama on the SECRET TPP 800-page law that very few members of Congress read before they voted for it. Obama is now able to push the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement through Congress because of a previous agreement with the Republican leadership.
Instead of abiding by the U.S. Constitution and demanding that the Iranian International Nuclear Weapons Agreement be treated as what it really is—an “International Treaty” requiring a two-thirds vote in the Senate for approval before it could be agreed to with Iran, the Republican leadership instead agreed with Obama to turn that provision around. Now, in order for Congress to “defeat” the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement, it will instead require a two-thirds vote of the Congress “to defeat it, not to approve it”— which is a betrayal of American citizens and unconstitutional.
It has been over three weeks since the TPP was signed into law, and the American people are still being prevented from reading the contents of that international treaty referred to as an agreement by the Obama administration. The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement also has SECRET provisions in the sections on inspections. Only Iran and the UN’s IAEA inspectors are being permitted to read those provisions; no member of the U.S. Congress is being allowed to read those SECRET inspection provisions.
The Iranian military’s progress on nuclear weapons development is being excluded from review in the agreement so that the analysis of Iran’s development of nuclear weapons can’t be evaluated or predicted in the future. In addition, at the Iranian Parchin Military Nuclear Weapons Research and Development Facility, the IAEA is being prevented from collecting soil samples; only Iranians will be permitted to collect and test soil samples, so progress in Iran’s nuclear weapons development program at that Iranian R &D military facility will be kept hidden from the U.S.
Any member of Congress who votes for the very dangerous Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement that Obama approved, an agreement that will arm Iran with nuclear weapons with which to strike the United States and its Middle East allies, should be defeated in 2016 or removed from office by a recall election.
Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8