Peace in our Time: The April Fool’s Accord–John Kerry’s “Finest Hour”?

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It only seems so appropriate. John Kerry’s Iran nuclear negotiations have been extended to April Fool’s Day.

This latest in a series of extensions came after the Iranians once again played Kerry like a Stradivarius by hardening their position and threatening to deny Barack Obama and John Kerry their “Peace in Our Time” photo op.

So after years of one-sided “negotiations,” the crack Obama-Kerry negotiation braintrust grants yet another extension to the world’s foremost state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism over its already designated illegal nuclear program. (That point is important, namely that Iran is enriching uranium in violation of international law and is out of compliance with international nuclear protocols.)

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: John Kerry as Neville Chamberlain

This latest development shows what a dangerous clown show these negotiations are. Time is on the Iranians’ side. They have been playing this game at the negotiating table for years now. Even the French recognize this.

Obama eased sanctions on Iran and what have we received in return? Not a damn thing.

Obama and Kerry seem desperate to talk for the sake of holding talks, as if that accomplishes something. It only accomplishes something for the Iranians. They have benefited materially from these talks.

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There is an old saying that goes something like this: “If they’re talking to you, they aren’t shooting at you.”

That saying isn’t true at all of course.

Just as the Japanese used talks as cover for their planned sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Iranians are using talks as cover for building The Bomb.

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Allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons by any means is a catastrophe. In fact, it’s the biggest national security catastrophe of the post-Cold War world.

Future generations will ask, “How did they ever let it happen?”

The answer will come in the form of two historical villains:

Barack Obama and John Kerry.

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Another Meaningless Offer From Tehran to Buy More Time

Every so often, when the Ayatollahs in Iran start to feel the heat from the international community about their nuclear weapons program, they begin to make noises about compromising and negotiating. These noises are always meaningless. They result in weeks and months of fruitless talks and always amount to nothing.

Last week, French President Nicholas Sarkozy proclaimed that Iran’s nuclear program could very well get it attacked.

True to form, the Iranians then trotted out a proposal–without details of course–to allow supervision of its nuclear program (at least the parts that aren’t secret). And, just as predictably, the Iranians add the caveat that they will continue enriching uranium in violation of UN resolutions.

In other words, the Iranians want us to buy into a scheme in which the UN will supervise a nuclear program that the UN has already declared illegal! In return, all the world has to do is lift sanctions on Iran!

Such a deal!

Not surprisingly, the Los Angeles Times dutifully reported the Iranian proposal as if it meant anything at all.

What this proposal is designed to actually do is to buy the Iranians more time to work on their nukes…

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iran-nuclear-20110906,0,615223.story#tugs_story_display

 

Iran accused of assaulting French diplomats

Relations between Iran and the West have plunged again, with France accusing Iranian security forces of physically assaulting its diplomats in Tehran.

France alleges Iranian security agents struck at least two French diplomats and arrested guests of the French ambassador after they arrived at his residence on Sunday for a concert.

The French Foreign Ministry has summoned Iran’s ambassador in Paris to condemn what it calls “unacceptable violence”.

It says similar incidents have happened at the Australian, British, Austrian and Dutch embassies, where security forces have targeted young Iranians invited to functions.

France has been a frequent critic of Iranian policies. Iran in turn has accused France and other missions of fuelling last year’s election-related protests.

In February, pro-Iranian activists threw stones at several Western embassies in Tehran.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/17/3068412.htm?section=justin