Back in November 2013 I wrote this headline: Iran scores a historic victory: Neda is unavailable for comment
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Today, the world media is full of the current 'Historic deal,' and Neda is still unavailable for comment.
Back in 2013, I wrote:
To say that this 'coup for John Kerry' is monumentally stupid, with global implications, doesn't even come close to my reaction when I first heard this late last night. Am I the only one who noticed that again, the current US administration 'concludes' yet another 'historical agreement' under dark of night? Wonder if they left the washable red crayons at home?
Sadly, these sentiments STILL hold true, as Obama crows about this 'framework' that is dependent on Iran keeping their word...taqiyya mean anything? Anyone?
As usual, Obama gave a victory speech in the Rose Garden - isn't that where he poses to prove the gravitas of his most insane speeches? Go watch, if you must.
"Best option so far"??? You have got to be kidding me.
Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi had this to say during the 'negotiations'.
Iran militia top dog: “Erasing Israel off the map” is “non-negotiable”
March 31st 2014 By Robert Spencer
This is nothing new: Iranian leaders have said it many times before. Still, no one in the West seems to believe that they mean what they say.
“Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is ‘nonnegotiable,” by Lazar Berman, Times of Israel, March 31, 2015 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday.
Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.”
Naqdi’s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June....
GO read the rest here.
Opinions are sharply divided. We have those with short memories screeching 'three cheers for diplomacy' as others try to compare Kerry with Winston Churchill in Winter. As a student of history replied to that insanity: more like Chamberlain in autumn, and that's the truth.
Iranians are celebrating a tenuous 'framework' that demonstrates their short memories.
Iranians celebrated the announcement of a nuclear framework deal. Photo: Twitter.
Hundreds of Iranians Celebrate in the Streets After Nuclear Framework Deal Announced
April 3, 2015
AFP – Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets in Tehran early Friday to celebrate a breakthrough in talks with the West that may end the country’s 12-year-long nuclear crisis.
The capital’s longest street, Val-e-Asr Avenue, was lined with cars as drivers sounded their horns in approval of a framework deal intended to lead to a comprehensive agreement with world powers in June.
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I guess most of them have forgotten 2009 when protestors took to the streets in the thousands to beg the US and the west for help in the aftermath of the fraudulent bloody elections.
A woman supporter of Iran's moderate presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi shows stones used for throwing during clashes with police in Tehran June 13, 2009. Thousands of people clashed with police on Saturday after the disputed election victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked the biggest protests in Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution Reuters [Here for more pictures to remind yourself of the murderous Iranian regimes]
This is now, and apparently, Iranian leaders don't share today's celebratory mood over this 'understanding'. From The Washington Free Beacon:
Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement
Says White House misleading Congress, American people with fact sheet
April 2, 2015
Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country’s leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic.
Zarif bragged in an earlier press conference with reporters that the United States had tentatively agreed to let it continue the enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb, as well as key nuclear research.
Zarif additionally said Iran would have all nuclear-related sanctions lifted once a final deal is signed and that the country would not be forced to shut down any of its currently operating nuclear installations.
Following a subsequent press conference by Secretary of State John Kerry—and release of a administration fact sheet on Iranian concessions—Zarif lashed out on Twitter over what he dubbed lies....