“I don’t know how else to describe it–whether it’s [Hillary Clinton’s] help with the Iranian deal early on, or whether it’s her support for the overthrow of friendly governments in the Middle East. ‘Friendly’ is a relative term, that they were sure more friendly than the Muslim Brotherhood, with which Hillary has aligned herself and supported, it seems to me, at just about every turn. And I think this is a place where Donald Trump can showcase the strong and necessary differences between the kinds of policy approach that he’s been laying out in a series of really important addresses.” – Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy
As if competing with his boss, President Barack Obama, and his predecessor, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, for the distinction of being the biggest fibber in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he absolutely believes his work in reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran has made the world with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“Iran was hurtling towards an unaccounted for, uninspected, full-fledged nuclear program with high levels of enrichment where they had enough enriched material to make 10 to 12 bombs,” Kerry told CNBC. “Now, frankly, at Iran’s consent and agreement, they have rolled that back.”
“Kerry gets my vote as the biggest liar in the Obama-Clinton-Kerry trilogy. He has been at it longer in the public spotlight. It started upon his return from his four-month tour of duty in Vietnam when he sat before the U.S. Congress and told stories about atrocities committed by his fellow soldiers and sailors fighting an insidious enemy. He also threw away phony military medals he claimed he won in combat, tossing the fake decorations over the White House fence,” said former U.S. Marine and New York detective Joseph McLaren.
According to several reports from U.S. and European sources, Kerry’s self-congratulations could not be further from the truth:
- The Obama administration has publicly confirmed that Iran has engaged in activities “not in compliance” with the JCPOA, but has failed to detail its findings. At least one of these violations occurred when Iran exceeded limits on its stockpile of heavy water.
- Iran has also continued to seek illicit nuclear technology, according to a July 2016 intelligence report from the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the equivalent of the FBI in the United States.
- In December 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closed its investigation of Iran’s nuclear weaponization efforts even though it admittedly lacked a complete understanding of Tehran’s past nuclear weaponization efforts.
- Public reporting of IAEA efforts over the past year indicate that no snap inspections or real inspections of military facilities have taken place.
- The JCPOA promised unprecedented transparency into Iran’s nuclear program. However, IAEA reports on compliance with the JCPOA have withheld public disclosure of key information./
- The JCPOA legitimized Iran’s nuclear program, and will enable Iran to ultimately build an industrial-scale nuclear program. While the agreement lengthens Iran’s breakout time today, restrictions on Iran’s program begin to lift within a decade. After 15 years Iran will be a nuclear-threshold state: no restrictions will remain on the number or type of centrifuges Iran will be able to install or the number of enrichment facilities it can build. Iran will have the potential for breakout within days.
- The JCPOA did not require Iran to come clean on the past military dimensions of its nuclear program.
- The JCPOA put in place an inspection regime that failed to achieve “anytime, anywhere” inspections.
- The JCPOA set in motion a process by which virtually all economic, financial and energy sanctions are being lifted. Iran is already modernizing its military and increasing its support for terrorist groups.
Besides these bullet points, it was revealed that Iran provided the terrorist group Hezbollah with over 100,000 missiles, rockets and mortar shells as well as military equipment. Ironically, the Obama administration – through lies and deceit – gave the Iranian government billions of dollars after it was revealed President Barack Obama lied when he claimed Iran only received $400 million. While while Obama and Kerry claimed the money wasn’t a ransom, once the Iranian government received the cash, they released four American prisoners.