‘Although candidate Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, his administration has twice decided to remain in the deal. It so certified to Congress, most recently in July, as required by law. Before the second certification, Trump asked repeatedly for alternatives to acquiescing yet again in a policy he clearly abhorred. But no such options were forthcoming, despite “a sharp series of exchanges” between the president and his advisers, as the New York Times and similar press reports characterized it.
Many outside the administration wondered how this was possible: Was Trump in control, or were his advisers? Defining a compelling rationale to exit Obama’s failed nuclear deal and elaborating a game plan to do so are quite easy. In fact, Steve Bannon asked me in late July to draw up just such a game plan for the president — the option he didn’t have — which I did.
Here it is. It is only five pages long, but like instant coffee, it can be readily expanded to a comprehensive, hundred-page playbook if the administration were to decide to leave the Iran agreement. There is no need to wait for the next certification deadline in October. Trump can and should free America from this execrable deal at the earliest opportunity.
I offer the paper now as a public service, since staff changes at the White House have made presenting it to President Trump impossible. Although he was once kind enough to tell me “come in and see me any time,” those days are now over.
If the president is never to see this option, so be it. But let it never be said that the option didn’t exist.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10910/exit-iran-nuclear-deal
“The trouble began on Jan. 12, when 10 U.S. Navy sailors on two small boats evidently mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf. Iran captured the American sailors (nine men, one woman) and held them overnight. This, as Sen. John McCain pointed out, was a violation of international law: ‘[S]overeign immune vessels like navy ships and boats do not lose their sovereign immune status when they are in distress at sea,’ the senator noted in a statement. Under international law, therefore, the sailors ‘are exempt from detention, boarding, or search. Their crews are not subject to detention or arrest.’”
“And the United States government’s response to this calumny? For one, the State Department denied that the Geneva Conventions applied to the captured sailors, because we are ‘not at war with Iran.’ That would come as a surprise to the family members of the scores of American military personnel who have been killed by Iranian explosives in Afghanistan and Iraq. And perhaps more appalling, Secretary of State John Kerry actually thanked Iran for its behavior here. ‘I want to express my gratitude to Iranian authorities for their cooperation in swiftly resolving this matter,’ Secretary Kerry said.”http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20160119/opinion/160119221
We are always being told by those who are supposedly keeping us safe from terrorism that ISIS is not Islamic. Hum, do those in ISIS know that? Saying such does not make it true. In fact saying ISIS is not Islam is like the old saying “Is the Pope Catholic”? Sure he is and ISIS is Islamic! ISIS is Islamic just as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran are Islamic! This is NOT Islamphobia but reality which our leaders knowingly overlook.
Is this simply hypocrisy or is it just plain hate for and determination to destroy America?!
Not sure if this is the way the Iran nuclear deal should be settled but thought this ought to be posted before Obama’s censorship of the Internet went into effect.