And of course this “deal” is on very shaky ground.
The Israelis hate it, a significant portion of the U.S. Congress hates it, and the Iranians have already been accused of breaking the agreement.
The odds of this “deal” holding up over the long term appear to be somewhere between slim and none.
But even if this deal does survive, that does not mean that everything will be okay in the Middle East. In fact, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced that Obama’s deal with Iran will actually “lead to war”…
The world powers’ nuclear deal with Iran will lead to war and a “nightmare” regional nuclear arms race, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in an online address to American and Canadian Jews on Tuesday evening.
Netanyahu, who has been seeking to sway US lawmakers to thwart the agreement, accused the deal’s supporters in the Obama administration of spreading “disinformation about the deal and about Israel’s position” in its bid to rally support.
He pointed out a series of “fatal flaws” in the deal, and asserted that it “doesn’t block Iran’s path to bomb,” but rather “paves” its path to the bomb.
Over and over, Netanyahu has been adamant about the fact that his government will never allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon.
If Obama’s “peace deal” ever had a prayer of bringing peace to the Middle East, it had to convince the Israeli government that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons had been completely stopped.
On that point, Obama failed miserably. This is something that I discussed extensively in my recent piece entitled “Why Israel Is Going To Bomb Iran“.
But even though this deal will not bring peace between Iran and Israel, John Kerry says that the U.S. Congress has to go along with it otherwise the ayatollah will believe that we are “screwing” him…
The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them.This will be the ultimate screwing. We cut a deal, we stand up, it’s announced, five other countries believe in it—six other countries, because Iran signs off, and we’re the seventh—but you know, China, Russia, France, Germany, Britain, all sign off.
Now the United States Congress will prove the ayatollah’s suspicion, and there’s no way he’s ever coming back. He will not come back to negotiate. Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can’t trust America. America is not going to negotiate in good faith.
John Kerry is not the only one talking like this. Barack Obama says that if Congress does not go along with this deal that it will mean that the U.S. will eventually be forced to conduct a military strike against Iran…
If the US Congress shoots down the Iranian nuclear deal,America will eventually be pressured into a military strike against Tehran’s nuclear facilities, which will in turn increase terror against Israel, US President Barack Obama told Jewish leaders Tuesday, a source who was present at the meeting said.
Obama went on to say that the Iranian response to such an attack would result in missiles raining down on Tel Aviv…
“They will fight this asymmetrically. That means more support for terrorism, more Hezbollah rockets falling on Tel Aviv,” Rosenbaum quoted Obama as saying. “I can assure that Israel will bear the brunt of the asymmetrical response that Iran will have to a military strike on its nuclear facilities.”
And Obama is actually correct on this point.