Dollars For Bombs?
The deal over the weekend between the Iranians and everybody else except Israel tastes to me much as the “agreement” between North Korea and the six powers, i.e., “Give us food and we’ll stop enriching uranium.” Of course, as soon as the food was gone, the enrichment and testing process began again. It’s as predictable as a dance, one-two-three-kick!
In this deal, labeled already as President Obama’s “most unlikely and most meaningful” foreign policy accomplishment, Iran has “agreed” to stop enriching above 5% in exchange for a reduction in sanctions and to “neutralize” it’s stock which is enriched 20% “or more.” So what does that mean? In the large scheme it means that we are reducing sanctions for a verbal agreement that the Iranians aren’t building a bomb. For the record, while most “weapons grade” uranium is at 85% and above “enrichment,” it IS possible to build a crude and/or inefficient (in terms of energy use) weapon with just 20% enrichment.
So you tell me, do you feel safer today?