Whose side are you on?

The more we learn about the Iraq nuke deal, the worse it gets. We now know that there were a couple of backroom deals we have made with the Iranians that will not be shared with other nations, the U.S. Congress, or with the general public.

One of these side deals concerns inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran reportedly has conducted explosive testing related to nuclear-warhead development. The Iranian government has refused to allow the IAEA to visit this site. Over the last several years, Iran has taken steps to clean up evidence of weapons-related activity at Parchin.

The other secret side deal concerns how the IAEA and Iran will resolve outstanding issues on possible military dimensions (PMDs) of Iran’s nuclear program. In late 2013, Iran agreed to resolve IAEA questions about nuclear weapons-related work in twelve areas. Iran only answered questions in one of these areas and rejected the rest as based on forgeries and fabrications.

In addition, the nuke deal explicitly allows Western powers to help Iran protect its nuclear sites, and possibly even counter-attack the source of the threat (read: Israel). We know that the Obama administration isn’t on Israel’s side. No surprise there. The infuriating part about the nuke agreement is that the administration isn’t even on America’s side.


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