Obama’s Diplomacy With America’s Enemies Working Out About As Well As You’d Expect

If there’s one thing the Obama administration excels at – it’s brokering deals with America’s enemies that benefit them to our detriment. This is the one area in which the Regime can actually claim to have been successful.

Take Obama’s “historic” nuke deal with Iran. What a triumph, huh? Let’s see if I’ve got this straight: Iran is not legally bound to do a damn thing because the deal “is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document.”

The “deal” creates a path to nuclear weapons for Iran, while rewarding the Islamic Republic with at least $150 billion dollars in sanctions relief – cash that Iran can use to rebuild its military and fund terrorism in the short-term. Cool beans. (For them.)

Not sure what we get out of the deal, but an Obama official told congress last year that its success “will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures” and our “capacity to reimpose and ramp up our sanctions if Iran does not meet its commitments.”

And what do those extensive verification measures look like? Other than the counterproductive condition that Iran gets to be notified 24 days in advance of an inspection…?

Well, the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday that the deal actually limits inspectors from publicly reporting on potential violations by Iran.

Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, which is responsible for ensuring Iran complies with the agreement, told reporters that his agency is no longer permitted to release details about Iran’s nuclear program and compliance with the deal.

Amano’s remarks come on the heels of a February IAEA oversight report that omitted many details and figures related to Iran’s nuclear program. The report sparked questions from outside nuclear experts and accusations from critics that the IAEA was not being transparent with its findings.

Which is amazing because I think we were promised that this whole thing was going to be ultra-transparent, like everything else the Obama Regime does.

Obama sold transparency and compliance oversight as the two big wins for US and UN from the deal in his July 14th speech:

Today, because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle, we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region. Because of this deal, the international community will be able to verify that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon.

This deal meets every single one of the bottom lines that we established when we achieved a framework earlier this spring. Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off. And the inspection and transparency regime necessary to verify that objective will be put in place.

Senator Bob Corker noted during a recent hearing: “Since the agreement was signed in July, Iran has continued to flout the U.N. not only by giving arms to Yemen and Syria but also sending Gen. Qasem Soleimani, chief of Iran’s elite military Qods Force, and other sanctioned officials to Russia, Iraq and elsewhere and by refusing to fully cooperate with the IAEA investigation into its nuclear weapons research.”

But at least Iran has toned down its warmongering and threatening rhetoric, right?


That was put out by the Islamic Revolution Design House, a media outfit associated with Iranian hardliners. It debuted last summer at an Iranian conference of religious scholars that featured “speaker after speaker calling Israel’s annihilation inevitable and promising that a new phase in that effort is about to begin.”

Wow. I wonder if that new phase involves nukes?

Iran has also repeatedly violated  U.N. Security Council resolutions forbidding ballistic missile testing.

Their most recent ballistic missile test came a day after the nuclear watchdog organization disclosed the deal limits inspectors from publicly reporting on potential violations by Iran.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

Iranian leaders now say that they are poised to walk away from the deal if the United States and other global powers fail to advance the Islamic Republic’s “national interests.”

“If our interests are not met under the nuclear deal, there will be no reason for us to continue,” Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, warned during remarks delivered to a group of Iranian officials in Tehran.

“If other parties decide, they could easily violate the deal,” Araqchi was quoted as saying by Iran’s state-controlled media. “However, they know this will come with costs.”

Araqchi appeared to allude to the United States possibly leveling new economic sanctions as a result of the missile test. The Obama administration moved forward with new sanctions earlier this year as a result of the country’s previous missile tests.

Suffice it to say, Obama’s nuke deal will go down as the biggest, most counterproductive diplomatic dumpster fire in American history.


Now lets talk about Cuba because the Obama Regime has been working overtime to produce a flaming debacle for the American public to enjoy on that front, too.

Investor’s Business Daily reports that “there are signs of trouble” with Obama’s much ballyhooed March 21 visit.

After all, this is not a normal relationship. The Cuban government’s goodwill toward the U.S. is nil, even as Obama showers goodies on them and caves in to their every demand. A presidential visit is the last thing they deserve.

Yet the administration justifies the junket by saying the president’s trip will “advance our progress and improve the lives of the Cubans,” as White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough tweeted in Spanish. And indeed that’s an echo of President Obama’s original precondition to not visit Cuba until the Castroites improve the rights of Cuba’s citizens — who are fleeing the island in droves now,  out of fear the Obama-Castro bromance will lead to an end of their migration privileges, a topic seemingly ignored. Notice the verbal sleight-of-hand: The Obama administration has subtly shifted its goal to now say the trip itself will improve the conditions of Cubans.

For Cubans, there have been nothing but problems. For one, dissident arrests have risen fivefold since Obama announced the normalization of ties in late 2014. Some “improvement.”

Now there’s even a question of which critics of the regime Obama will be allowed to meet in Havana. In repeated messages, Obama has stated that he wants to meet Cubans from “all walks of life” to justify this trip to Americans.

The situation got so bad last week that Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his preparatory trip to Cuba after Cuban officials told him which Cuban dissidents President Obama could meet — and which ones he couldn’t. It was a valid reason to call off a trip. Heads of state in countries with normal relations don’t tell each other who they can meet.

But President Obama’s trip is still a “go,” even as Cuba’s henchmen dictate which dissidents he can see — and which will wind up in prison to keep them out of sight.

It will be the type of phony Potemkin affair that makes Communists glow with pride. Which is why you can bet that after his trip, Obama will proudly speechify about his his triumphant, historic trip to Cuba and how he preached hope and change to the poor Cuban dissidents — the ones he was allowed to see, anyway.

Who would have ever expected such treachery from an American president?





Ralph Peters: ‘Our Enemies Will Never Love Us – Our Allies Are Now Afraid of US’

You can add Lt Col. Ralph Peters to the host of experts who are appalled by Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

“This is all such a sad thing,” Peters told Fox News Host Kennedy. “They whipped Obama and Kerry. They conned them totally. And so what they got was basically – if you like your nuclear program, you can keep your nuclear program. Just don’t pop a nuke for eighteen months until Obama is out of power.”

Peters went on to say that Iran is “well on their way with their dream of recreating their 2,500 year old Persian empire.”

Kennedy asked Peters what the next president would do with Obama’s Iranian nuke deal.

Peters answered, “the real question is what will the next presidents do – because Obama has done so much damage in foreign policy, it will take successive administrations to fix it – if it can be fixed.”

He added that the first thing the next president will have to do is, “get serious about supporting Israel and our clients and stop sucking up to enemies like Iran and Vladimir Putin. Our enemies will never love us. Our allies are now afraid of us.”

As I said early on in Obama’s presidency – I felt like we were becoming part of the “Axis of Evil.” With this nuclear deal – it appears we have.


The Blaze: CBS Reporter Major Garrett Responds to Public Scolding From Obama: ‘Clearly It Struck a Nerve’

WHD: Obama’s Iran Deal Nonsense

Newsmax: Ted Cruz: Iran Deal’s $50 Billion Signing Bonus Will Fund Terrorism

Commentary: The Deal Wasn’t About Nukes

UK Telegraph: Obama’s Iran deal has just granted an amnesty to the world’s leading terrorist mastermind

Introducing IranTruth: Don’t Trust The Mullahs (Video)

A new website called IranTruth.org aims to expose the truth about the nature of the Iranian regime– as well as the danger of a nuclear deal with the mullahs.

The website launched earlier this month with analysis, videos and background information on issues like Hezbollah in Latin America, the intricacies of the nuclear weapons process and more.

They’ve put out a new video  that exposes the dangers of trusting Iran on any nuclear deal:

Iran has also demonstrated an unwavering commitment to building nuclear weapons, enriching uranium in violation of international treaties and proliferating ballistic missiles with which to deliver weapons of mass destruction.

We must oppose any deal with Iran that doesn’t end their illegal nuclear weapons program and stop their sponsorship of Jihadist terrorism.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration treats Iran as a rational partner for peace. Since Mr. Obama became president he has been so desperate to achieve a nuclear agreement with Iran that his administration has been prepared to make any concession and ignore all bad behavior by Iran to get a legacy nuclear agreement. Obama administration officials have also repeatedly misled and lied about what they have agreed to in the nuclear talks with Iran.

In short, President Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran will concede the bomb to Tehran.

Please follow @IrantruthUSA on Twitter.

Alan Dershowitz: Obama is a “Foreign Policy Disaster”

During an interview with Newsmax’s JD Hayworth, liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz had some harsh words for Barack Obama.

Dersh was on Newsmax TV to talk about the coming nuclear arms race in the Middle East as other Arab nations declare their resolve to match Iran in nuclear bombs – a charming development for which we can thank President “Smart Power” Obama.

Dershowitz said Obama would go down in history as a “foreign policy disaster,” saying his terrible negotiations with Iran put the US in an impossible situation.

“It is the worst negotiation I have ever seen,” the professor fumed. “I wouldn’t hire this guy to negotiate a one-month lease for me on an apartment.  He basically played poker with all of his cards showing, and the Iranians were playing chess by hiding their part of the board. It was just a dumb, dumb negotiation.”

Via Freedom’s Lighthouse:

Speaking of disasters, Professor Dershowitz voted for Obama twice. Not just once – which I could almost excuse – even the smartest among us can get fooled by a slick charlatan once.  But he voted for the gut-wrenchingly corrupt, lying weasel TWICE. #SMH. #SadTrombone.

Hat tip: Brian B.

Only 2 of 6 Arab Leaders Agree To Attend Obama’s Summit, Alliances Collapsing, Worst POTUS Ever?

So the big news today, (other than the evil hijinks of Daesh) was Obama’s failing diplomacy in the Middle East as he pursues a nuke deal with Iran at any cost.

In what is being described in the media as a “snub,” only 2 of 6 Arab monarchs are going to make it to Obama’s summit, this week.

Via the WSJ:

Saudi Arabia’s monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in a blow to the White House’s efforts to build Arab support for a nuclear accord with Iran.

King Salman’s decision appeared to ripple across the Persian Gulf. Bahrain said on Sunday that its ruler, King Hamad bin Isaa Al Khalifa, had opted not to travel to Washington.

The only two monarchs from the six countries confirmed to attend the summit at the White House and the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., were the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait.

At stake for the White House is Mr. Obama’s key foreign-policy initiative, an Iran pact that is proceeding toward a June 30 deadline without support from regional powers. King Salman’s decision signals that the Arab states aren’t on board and could continue to act on their own to thwart Tehran, as Saudi Arabia has done in leading a military coalition against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen.

Senior Arab officials involved in organizing the meeting said not enough progress had been made in narrowing differences with Washington on issues like Iran and Syria to make the Saudi ruler’s trip worth it.

Thomas Donnelly of the Weekly Standard still remembers how Obama’s “smart diplomacy” was going to woo a world supposedly tired of W’s obnoxious cowboy antics. (a premise, by the way, I never bought.)

It was a long time ago and a galaxy far, far away: In July 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama made big, bold news by travelling to Berlin to – as The New York Times triumphantly recorded – “restore the world’s faith in strong American leadership and idealism.” With 200,000 Berliners waving campaign-provided American flags, Obama called for renewing America’s alliances and undoing the cowboy unilateralism of George W. Bush and Obama’s 2008 opponent Sen. John McCain.

The events of recent months are an indication of how spectacularly Obama has failed to fulfill his 2008 promise. This week comes the news that Saudi Arabia’s newly installed King Salman and three of the other six Gulf monarchs are boycotting Obama’s Camp David summit – a meeting called by Obama to reassure the Arab states that the forthcoming nuclear deal with Iran was not a betrayal of their longstanding security relationship with the United States. Beyond their fears of Iran’s nukes, the Gulf states see the rise of an aspiring Persian hegemon – in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq – taking advantage of, if not actively conspiring with, a retreating America.  In this case “no show” means “no confidence.”

On Special Report tonight after Juan Williams tried to suggest that the advanced ages of some of the leaders played a role in their backing out, Krauthammer quipped, “this isn’t about geriatric travel problems.”

He continued, “this is a loud statement from the Gulf states. You don’t have to be an expert. You have to be about eleven or older to understand what this statement is. (burrrrn) And it’s not about Yeman. This is about Iran. This is a rejection of the agreement the United States is about to embark in with Iran by the states who are going to be very badly affected by it and who strongly object to it.”

Dr. K went on to note that these Arab leaders know that any agreement with the United States would not be worth the paper it’s written on “given the history of this administration…”

Meanwhile,  liberals like Ron Fournier are getting nervous: Ron Fournier: Obama Could Go Down As Worst President Ever (VIDEO)