Obama’s climate deal hailed by news media who ignore Iranian threat

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took a bow for what he called a landmark climate change pact he brokered in  Paris with about 200 countries. He called the agreement “strong and historic,” claiming it is one step closer to serving Planet Earth from the dangers of global climate change.

“Today the American people can be proud because this historic agreement is a tribute to American leadership. Over the past seven years, we’ve transformed the United States into the global leader in fighting climate change,” Obama said.

But on the same day that Obama boasts about achieving something near and dear to him and his supporters on the left, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani bragged to Fars News Agency and other media outlets that military achievements on his watch as the number two leader — only the Supreme Religious Leader ranks higher — have been several times more profound than Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  

“The Obama administration never ceases to amaze me. They go from one failure to another and claim success. Few if any care about climate change, believing the private sector with deal with that problem because it’s simply good business to do so. The Iranian nuclear deal — a deal totally unpopular in the U.S. — is a joke, with the Iranians continuing their threats against the United States and Israel while building up their military capabilities with their newfound wealth. It’s a mess overseas, but Obama makes like the conquering hero,” said John Bonata, a former intelligence officer and law enforcement official.

“And what’s truly troubling is the bald-faced lie that Rouhani is a moderate. That’s like saying Hillary Clinton is a moderate next to Joseph Stalin,” Bonata quipped.

The news media are giving Obama high marks since the majority of the reporters and anchors are like minded. They appear at times to become absolutely giddy with the idea that Obama is combating climate change and it’s the top priority of his presidency. The story is even more interesting to reporters since it gives them the opportunity to smear those Republicans in Congress who are against this “sky is falling” strategy.

For example, Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, a global warming skeptic who heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said the climate deal was “no more significant to the United States” than the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the last major climate deal that was promised much but delivered nothing except higher costs for energy. The GOP senator, who is respected by members of both parties, is treated like the crazy uncle in the attic by the news media.

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“There is no doubt that we should boost our military power but certain people think that the eleventh government is the government of smile, logic, negotiation and talks but is less (determined) in building weapons and defensive power,” Rouhani said at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. “I have spoken about this once in the past that the government has done more in developing strategic weapons in the past two years than what had been done in the 10 years before that; therefore, our engagement in negotiations does not mean that we don’t strengthen our defensive power and don’t think of war at all,” he added.

Meanwhile, Iran’s President Rouhani boasted to reporters — the ones actually paying attention to and reporting on the Middle East bloodbath — that Iran test fired one of its most important missiles known as ‘Emad.” Rouhani reportedly chuckled as he told listeners that the missile test was concurrent with “its victory in the nuclear talks with the world powers,” according to Iran’s Fars News Agency.

“[The Emad] missile which has been fully designed and made by [the] Defense Ministry’s scientists and experts is the country’ first long-range missile with navigation and strike controlling capability; it is capable of hitting and destroying the targets with high-precision,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told news outlets. 



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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