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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


THE UNBELIEVABLE IRAN NUCLEAR DECEPTION                                          
By Domenick J. Maglio PhD. Traditional Realist
It was generally agreed upon by most foreign policy wonks that it was a pipe dream to get Iran to actually stop their nuclear ambitions. Under the present Islamic regime, Iran has a long history of agreeing to one thing and doing the opposite. Their pronounced hatred for “little Satan,” Israel, and “Big Satan,” the USA, is a constant rallying cry. They have never deviated from saying their goal is to annihilate Israel and the USA.
The major exception to the belief that Iran would not reverse its belligerent nuclear intentions was President Obama. He implied that through economic sanctions and his administration’s persuasive diplomatic skills, Iran would be transformed into a responsible nation using nuclear energy for only peaceful purposes. The Obama administration outlined specific and tough expectations, standards and an open verification process. He insisted this tough stance would not change and would have to be met before the USA would sign any agreement.
As the negotiation proceeded we heard mixed messages from both America and Iran about the details of this framework. The State Department initially denied the contradictory statements of the Iranian government concerning the watering down of safeguards and the verification process. As time elapsed the spokesperson of the State and Pentagon departments would double-talk although somewhat admitting that changes were made to continue towards producing an agreement. There was in increase in uranium enrichment and the number of centrifuges, which they were allowed to produce and a change in the inspection protocol to give more time from request to the actual examining of suspicious facilities.
The unraveling of the Obama administration position in these talks increased as it became evident to Iran that the USA needed a foreign policy accomplishment at all costs. The Iranians knew they were in the driver’s seat and the US could not afford to stop the aggressive actions of the driver. We capitulated on every demand to appease Iran to produce the agreement.
They were not supposed to test a missile delivery system, but they did. There was neither recognition nor consequences to this blatant violation of the agreement. Yet Secretary of State, John Kerry, constantly argued that “snapback” would automatically be employed if there was a significant breech in the agreement. This unrealistic idea was supposed to reinstate $1.7 billion in sanctions on Iran. Any thinking person knew the European nations would not uphold this provision as they would lose out on the money from large Iranian purchasing contracts.
The selling of this dangerous negotiation to the American people would have been impossible without a complicit “state press.” There was no serious investigation into the inconsistencies of what the USA and Iran have stated. The media did not report or dispute obvious factual misstatements in the administration’s narrative from week to week. Eight minutes of an exchange about the Iran agreement between reporter, John Rosen and Jen Psaki, press secretary for the Obama administration where Psaki implied lying is sometimes necessary for the administration to reach its goals was deleted thus censoring the record.
The most dramatic malfeasance of duty of the press was the supposed humanitarian change of heart by the Iranians. The administration claimed that the moderate civil leaders of Iran were making a positive gesture towards America. After holding five hostages for years, they were going to release them. The act was heralded by the press as evidence that Obama’s Iranian foreign policy was working. It helped block out the voices of the critics who opposed this transaction as a ransom deal. This approach is similar to the Bowe Bergdahl farce where he, a soldier traitor, was ransomed for five of the worst radical Islamist terrorist leaders in GITMO. The administration attempted to cover up this indefensible transaction by releasing stories of Bergdahl being an honorable soldier who could not be left behind as the rationale for the lopsided trade.
On August 4, 2016, President Obama gave this convoluted statement: “We do not pay ransom. We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future,” after reports emerged that the United States delivered palettes containing $4 million cash in different currencies to Tehran on the same day the prisoners were freed. President Obama continued, “Those families know we have a policy that we don’t pay ransom. And the notion that we would somehow start now, in this high-profile way, and announce it to the world, even as we’re looking in the faces of other hostage families whose loved ones are being held hostage, and saying to them we don’t pay ransom, defies logic.” The State Department spokesperson, Admiral John F. Kirby, said “that it would be “correct” to say the U.S. government would not give the Iranians the money until the prisoners were released.” However, in the theater of the absurd media, he had the audacity to insist that this was not  ransom. Not only was it ransom but two days later the Obama administration paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran.
The Orwellian “double speak” has become the new normal in politics and never seems to end. On August 20, 2016 the Ayatollah was warned by the Obama administration to stop the bombing of U.S. and coalition troops in Syria. The scenario will more than likely be that the story will not be given much coverage by the press. There will be no follow up action taken by the administration. The incident will be buried on the internet by the media flooding the internet with glowing reports of the successful Iran agreement. This procedure insures negative events disappear from public memory and eliminates any discussion. History is being rewritten before our eyes.
Hopefully the American people see through this ever-increasing smokescreen of lies and deception. No one can be held accountable. No one is accountable. The politically active progressive media’s protection of Obama’s appeasement policies is potentially destructive to maintaining our freedom and safety as a nation.
We should speak freely, inform each other of what we see and resist this open censorship that is erasing of the truth from our consciousness. We cannot allow this in our America.
Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at


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