Tag: Sanctions

Why Was the Iran deal a bad deal?

It’s easy to argue with emotion. Too often we allow fear to determine our decision making. While Obama was President, Otto Warmbier, a college student from Ohio, was arrested in North Korea for alleged theft of a propaganda poster in 2016. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. While imprisoned he fell into a coma and died June 2017. Today our Secretary of State is traveling home with Three American hostages that had been held in North Korea.

President Trump and former President Obama could not be more different when it comes to handling dictators. Obama appeased. Trump does not. When Trump got on the scene, he stood up to Kim Jong Un. The media, and people who just don’t get Trump freaked out when Trump called Un “Rocket Man” and when he put tough sanctions on North Korea. The fear was that we would anger North Korea. We didn’t want to make North Korea mad. Trump then befriended China, knowing China was close with Kim Jong Un. China’s growing relationship with the U.S. is said to have influenced Un’s recent behavior. We have now also witnessed North Korea’s willingness to begin the process of possible denuclearization. Lastly a historic moment was made just weeks ago when the North Korean and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the two countries.

You do not appease a bully. You stand your ground. Yesterday, President Trump pulled America out of one of the worst deals ever made in American history. A deal that gave a country that wants to kill us all billions of dollars, and gave the U.S NOTHING!

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, exposed that Iran were going full steam ahead in creating nuclear weapons. As the media screams that we may anger the giant, or that we may have upset those that already want us dead…..knowing the facts is extremely important. Why was the Iran Deal a bad deal? I lay it out here in my latest LIVE vlog. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!

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North Korea

Three days ago the United Nations adhered to President Trump’s call in placing tough sanctions on North Korea due to their nuclear missile testing while specifically threatening the U.S. These sanctions will hit the North Korean economy in over 1 billion in cost. Ouch!

Let’s just state the obvious, Kim Jong Un….is craaaaaaazy. He already starves his people, is a petulant child in an adults body desperate for attention….a real monster. I picture him as Joffery from Game of Thrones. 

My hope is these sanctions really cause Kim Jong Un to back off his nuclear weapons quest to launch a warhead onto U.S. soil; resulting in a mass casualty like we have never seen. 

If I am going to be honest though-we are dealing with crazy and crazy doesn’t respond to what “normal” responds to-crazy ……is well crazy. 

I would like to think that Kim Jong Un….wouldn’t want to put his country in jeopardy by continuing nuclear tests…..but I think he will. I think this situation will only intensify and Trump’s Presidency will reflect primarily on his dealings with a crazed dictator from N. Korea. 

The only way for this to end without tragedy is for Kim Jong Un to experience the same fate Joffrey from Game of Thrones did (assassination). Then who takes over Kim Jong Un’s position? This person would have nuclear capabilities at their finger tips….but they’d also know what happens to those that threaten the U.S. with nuclear warheads mulling around in the back of their head……

I stumbled upon this clip of Donald Trump back in 1999. Here he warns that tough negotiations must be had with North Korea, or else North Korea will get a hold of nuclear weapons. Trump was right, I just wish our leadership at the time would have listened. 

I also noted the respect had by the mainstream for Trump’s opinion in this interview ….so different than today. 

Let me know your thoughts….how do we deal with escalating North Korea?

A simple take on why the Iran Deal….is NOT a Good Deal

With over 55% of Americans opposing the Iranian Deal……it is looking like it will likely pass the Senate- when voted on in the next week or so.

The primary purpose of the Iranian Deal is said to:

1) Prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon.

2) Make sure Israel is safe

3) If possible, avoid another war in the Middle East

These all sound like great goals right……Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon, no war and our truly loyal ally -Israel, remains safe-only….this deal doesn’t assure any of that.

How so? Let me explain:

Under the basic terms of the Iran Deal is:  The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran, in exchange for a significant decline in the country’s ability to produce nuclear material. This is said to be done with intense and thorough international monitoring. 

Below are the FOUR PRIMARY reasons why this is NOT A GOOD DEAL…..and let’s be honest, just ONE reason should be enough to Not make this deal!

  1. Having sanctions on Iran has limited their ability financially to explore their abilities in creating nuclear weapons. Under this deal, Iran is allowed to keep about a third of its 19,000 centrifuges that are capable of separating the explosive uranium 235 isotope from uranium ore, which is needed when creating a nuclear weapon. Under the deal, Iran is still allowed to enrich Uranium but for “peaceful” purposes only…..no really -only for peaceful purposes. When sanctions are lifted on a country….their economy prospers-they’re now allowed to export oil and this alone will allow for an additional hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue which would allow for their ability to obtain of a nuclear weapon.
  2. In this Deal, Iran will get 150 billion dollars. The $150 billion figure refers to the dollar amounts of Iran’s foreign assets that would be unfrozen when the sanctions are lifted. Much of this money is money Iran has earned from selling oil, but is has been held by a foreign bank. This is additional money that Iran will be able to use to further its determination in accessing nuclear weapons.
  3. Iran is going to be “intensely monitored” so they won’t be able to obtain a nuclear weapon, you might argue? Who is doing the monitoring? Not the United States…..nope, but the IAEA, “International Atomic Energy Agency”- will be doing the monitoring of Iran’s facilities. The IAEA is also known as the United Nations “Nuclear Watchdog,” located in Vienna, Austria.                                                                                                                                                      “Last year, the IAEA’s regular budget was just over $350 million. That’s less than the budget of the San Diego police department. Iran is roughly 1,700 times larger than San Diego by territory—and about twice the size of Texas. Of course, the IAEA’s budget funds not just inspections in Iran, but activities around the world…..IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano estimated that the Iran portfolio has cost his agency $1 million per month since November 2013, when Iran initially allowed limited inspection of certain sites as a condition to launch diplomatic talks.”  The Atlantic.com.

So the guys doing the monitoring don’t have the funding to do the monitoring, that’s reassuring right? Another major concern according to the Times of Israel, is that the main inspector (Dr. Ali Hosseini-Tash) for the nuclear sites- is said to be the ex-head of Iran’s nuclear bomb effort 10 years ago! Insanity right!!! And No…..I am not making this up! But here’s the kicker, Obama has said that the Inspections can take place “anywhere-anytime”…..BUT what is not mentioned is in the deal, Iran has 24 days to comply with a request for an inspection…..meaning Iran gets a 24 DAY-not hour-DAYS heads-up that inspections are going to take place! And why need a “heads up” if you aren’t up to anything?

4. Lastly, Iran hates America (not to mention they are the number one state sponsor of terrorism). We are infidels and need to be eradicated is part of their ideology. I also draw this conclusion by watching Iranians burn our flag, refer to the United States as “The Great Satan” and their chants of “Death to America” after the deal. Iran also thinks that Israel -our only faithful and true ally in the Middle East needs to be annihilated. In this deal we are to aid Iran, if Israel decides to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities-this is all up for interpretation but here’s the actual text: “Co-operation in the form of training courses and workshops to strengthen Iran’s ability to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear facilities and systems as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems.”  To me, this looks like we help Iran over Israel-which is straight insanity!! I truly am baffled that this deal actually might be reached. This isn’t something you “test the waters with”-we are talking NUCLEAR consequences here-literally! Iran thinks this is a good deal….do you?

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