Dollars For Bombs?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius react during a statement early Sunday in Geneva.

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?


About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on November 24, 2013, in Iran and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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