This is written by the founder of MEMRI and should bear VERY serious consideration. It concerns the Iran Nuclear “Agreement”. The Emperor to whom he is referring is Obama. This guy knows what he is talking about and it is not good.
MEMRI: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’
By: Yigal Carmon*
“The Emperor’s New Clothes,” by Duncan Carse, 1923.
This MDB is dedicated to the
memory of USAF pilot Captain (ret.) David Ganz, a man of honor and gallantry
and a decorated officer, who passed away last week.What Is The
“Iran Nuclear Deal?” What is mistakenly perceived as
an agreement under the title of “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”
(JCPOA), that was concluded on July 14 in Vienna, and celebrated by the White
House as an “historic agreement,” is neither a contract nor even a
real agreement between Iran and the P5+1. It is a set of understandings and disputes
compiled into a single document.
For example, the
JCPOA states that in the event of Iranian violations, sanctions will be re-imposed
(snapback). However, the Iranian position, which rejects all sanctions, is
incorporated in the same document. In outlining the snapback of the sanctions, Article
37 also stipulates: “Iran has stated that if sanctions are reinstated in
whole or in part, Iran will treat that as grounds to cease performing its
commitments under this JCPOA in whole or in part.” This
is not merely an Iranian reservation expressed outside of the negotiating room.
It is incorporated into the text of this selfsame document – and one that completely
contradicts preceding provisions that stipulate otherwise. Since the parties were
unable to arrive at an understanding on this issue in two entire years of
negotiations, they decided to resolve this major issue by incorporating this
disagreement into the document itself.
The JCPOA is best
characterized by bangs and whimpers – by bold prohibitions on Iran that peter
out in qualifying terms such as “unless,” “except if,” and
Why isn’t the
JCPOA a contract? Because Iran would never have signed any contract with the
U.S. – “the Great Satan” – whose demise it seeks. Likewise, it would
not have signed any contract with any other party to the negotiations, since it
views the sanctions imposed on it by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions
and by EU and IAEA reports as grievous injustice. By signing such an agreement,
it would retroactively legitimize these wrongs done to it.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei frequently reiterates, Iran agreed to negotiations mainly
to get the sanctions lifted. Therefore, as far as Iran is concerned, the only
acceptable name for this enterprise is “Joint Comprehensive Plan of
Action” – under which each party commits to particular action. It is a joint
plan, not a contract.Has Iran
Fulfilled Its Initial Obligation To Approve The July 14 Vienna JCPOA? The JCPOA includes a timetable
and obligations applying to both sides. Within this time frame, both parties
had 90 days from July 14 to secu