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Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Quick Gloat on the Iran "Deal"

This humble blog's five or six readers will recall that I labelled the "historic" nuclear deal with Iran as fake (here, here, here, and here, for example) and predicted that Obama would call it a treaty when convenient and a Joint Plan of Action, or something else, when not. I specifically called for somebody to show us the signatures on the "treaty." I strongly suspected there was no signature.

Go ahead, check my comments on this "deal." I'll wait for you right here.

I now refer you to this article  in the Daily Mail which reports that,
The Obama administration has disclosed to Congress that this summer's controversial nuclear arms agreement with Iran was never signed and is not legally binding, according to a new report this week. 
The State Department made the disclosures in a letter to Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, a Republican, who had written the department to inquire why the agreement as submitted to Congress in July did not bear the signature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. 
'The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,' Julia Frifield, an assistant secretary for legislative affairs wrote Pompeo last Thursday.

How about that? Who coulda seen that coming? I mean besides this little blog, of course.

Just thought you might want to know . . .

23 comments:

  1. It's something I hadn't thought of until you brought it up.

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  2. IOW, this was a fig leaf to justify release of $150 billion to Iran?

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    1. Has the US actually released the funds? I know it is part of the "deal" (using that term very loosely, as I this doesn't appear to be an agreement in any traditional sense of the term). I thought there was a move to prevent the funds from actually being sent to Iran

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Dip and readers,
    May the Good Lord bring His grace to your homes today. If ya'll don't mind remember a Texas son serving away again this T'giving and Christmas.....he is a pilot and in the thick of things, while his wife and four girls miss him.....and so do we...

    With gratitude for God and the Blessings we all so enjoy...
    East Texas Rancher

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    1. East Texas Rancher: the same to you and yours and to all of the Dip family..and a special prayer for your dear son who is on the front line for us all..

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    2. ETR, may God's grace shine on our families, especially the ones serving our country.

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  4. I think we should ask for our $150 billion back :)

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    1. No worries, we'll get it back all right. In cunning little aerodynamic packages full of electronics and fissionable materials.

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  5. The President's intelligence briefing being delivered to the Whitehouse:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WZcLChYUJ-M/Vlev-NuEI_I/AAAAAAAAEvo/Us4AGtNQYw0/s1600/higher%2Bfence.jpg
    James the Lesser

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  6. Something tells me that the Mad Mullahs would rather keep their bomb than reach a deal with any American president--including one who'd like to be their friend, such as the O.

    Also, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    East Texas Ranger--tell your son thanks for his service.

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  7. After he leaves office, Congress needs to pass special legislation changing the dispensation regarding former Presidents, just for him.


    1. His retirement benefits are derived from his actual contributions while a federal employee, nothing more.

    2. If he wants bodyguards, he pays for them out of pocket, just like Henry Kissinger did.

    3. Other than commonplace books and diaries written in his own hand, his 'papers' are the property of the National Archives and Records Service and he gets nothing for 'donating' them.

    4. There will be no 'Presidential Library' supported by taxpayer funds.

    5. His family pays for his funeral, just like the rest of us.

    6. He receives no appropriation for a post-presidential 'office'. Truman and Eisenhower had none.

    7. Philanthropic institutions who wish to pass honoraria to quondam federal officials across state lines have to respect their fiduciary responsibilities by keeping those honoraria in bounds according to a price schedule. The maximum available is derived from a formula and, in this calendar year, stands at $23,000.

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    While we're at it, the brutal truth is that even if Jimmy Carter's life were in danger, the functioning of democracy would be unimpaired. Jackie Kennedy shlepped around Manhattan from 1975 until her death without any security, as did her children, and any President who's left office > 12 years in the past can do likewise. (And if your initials are BO, you get nothing).

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  8. An amusing view of BO.

    https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2014/07/09/is-obama-just-a-hapless-putz/


    Doesn't quite capture the man's reflexive deceit, though.

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  9. Obama deliberately aiding and abetting Iran's quest for nuclear weapons? I'm guessing he has a streak of admiration for Julius Rosenberg.

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  10. So, this administration couldn't even give away the store to get an agreement with the mullahs?

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    1. Well, almost: it couldn't get an agreement with the mullahs even by giving away the store.

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  11. It's amazing how some people have it MADE, and yet perceive that *any* change from the status quo is better than the status quo.
    I really don't get that, but it's my impression that Obama has that bug big time.
    "You find me a liability, relabel it as a deal, and I'll sign it, no questions asked."

    - reader #1482

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    1. I don't think Mr. Obama regards this as a liability. It's only a liability for America and her allies and, um, pretty nearly everybody except Iran.

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  12. FWIW, that's yet another reason that the Corker-Cardin clock hasn't begin to run, so the Congress's "approval" doesn't count. Not that it seems to matter.

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  13. Diplomad, sorry, can't find another way to contact you. We may lose Thailand's friendship. What to you think or our diplomatic efforts there? (BTW, I'm maried to a Thai and have been following this issue for a long time.

    https://www.facebook.com/MichaelYonFanPage/photos/a.235978145664.135781.207730000664/10153285834175665/?type=3&theater

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