Thursday, December 31, 2015

As per agreement Iran hands over its uranium to Russia, rendering it incapable of making nuclear weapons. And yes, this is Obama's fault.

Courtesy of UPI: 

For the first time in nearly a decade, Iran doesn't have the materials needed to make a nuclear weapon -- even if it wanted to. 

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced Monday that a Russian container ship has hauled away almost all of Iran's low-enriched uranium -- the fuel required to build nuclear warheads and atomic bombs. The handover fulfills one of the biggest provisions of the July accord struck between Tehran and a U.S.-led coalition known as 5+1. 

"One of the most significant steps Iran has taken toward fulfilling its commitments occurred today, when a ship departed Iran for Russia carrying over 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium materials," Kerry said in a statement. "I remain so proud of our team in achieving what was truly one of our most important accomplishments of 2015 -- ensuring that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful going forward." 

Tehran has long said it's had strictly peaceful intentions with its nuclear program but was willing to make the agreement and cede to atomic oversight to make that purpose clear to the international community in exchange for desperately-needed economic relief.

Of course the conservatives will find a hundred things wrong with this deal but the fact that Iran has done this, and that it has been verified by inspectors, is unprecedented.

And it just removes one more boogeyman that the Republicans can use to scare the American people into voting for them.

Which, by the way, is perhaps the main reason they are so adamantly against his deal.


  1. removes one more boogieman that the Republicans can use to scare the American people

  2. Anonymous3:51 AM

    THANKS, OBAMA! And thanks to John Kerry, who has been a wonderful Sec. of State! Had Rove not screwed with the Ohio machines, he would have been a great President too.

  3. Anonymous4:30 AM

    The best President and most accomplished President in my lifetime ( sorry JFK).

  4. Anonymous4:44 AM

    I wonder what the old coot McCain will say.
    If anything.

    1. Anonymous5:09 AM

      McCain will chime in. Who can forget him awkwardly singing bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran?

    2. Anonymous4:21 PM

      He'll raise hell along with Miss Lindsey that it went to Russia. But not too many listen to the old man these days, except for Miss Lindsey.

  5. If Putin is backing Trump, the Trumpeters will have a hard time denouncing the fact that (Boogeyman) Russia now has 25,000 lbs of this nuclear ingredient. But they will. Their brains must be in a knot.

  6. "Why is all that uranium-stuff being sent to the Commies? There worse than the A-rabs!"

    1. Go back to your cave moron.
      Maybe sharpen up ur writing skills.

    2. OOPs, I should have indicated it was a snark. Sorry.

    3. Leland6:25 AM

      phoebes, I sincerely hope that isn't your opinion. If it is, then you haven't a clue about this subject. Russia has so much of the highly enriched uranium (as we do) the amount of low enriched uranium is almost a burden to them. Russia doesn't need the stuff for weapons!

      And I really dislike your use of bigoted name-calling.

    4. Leland6:29 AM

      I apologize, phoebes. I wish I had seen your snark comment before I posted!

    5. Leland@6.25a - no, it isn't my opinion; I was just trying to be clever but failed, miserably. Sorry.

      What I was getting at, though, is that many Tea Baggers and Trump-ites may ask the same question.

    6. Phoebes, I've seen your comments and knew this one was snark. I can easily imagine a confirmed fox viewer saying just that!

    7. phoebes in santa fe 5:22 AM wrote (including the quotation marks): "Why is all that uranium-stuff being sent to the Commies? There worse than the A-rabs!"
      phoebes in santa fe 6:23 AM wrote: OOPs, I should have indicated it was a snark. Sorry.

      - putting a comment in quotes,
      - writing 'uranium-stuff',
      - writing 'Commies',
      - writing 'There' for 'They are',
      - writing 'A-rabs' for 'Iranians' (who are mostly Persian)
      just isn't enough. :-)

      Happy 2016!

    8. Thanks, Ted, that was my first - and last - attempt at wit-on-the-intertubes!

      Merry New Year everybody!

    9. Anonymous9:55 AM

      We're on hair triggers. Keep posting snark. :D

    10. Anonymous4:46 PM

      Phoebes, I knew it was snark, and I laughed heartily. Please keep it up!

      R in NC

  7. Leland6:31 AM

    "Which, by the way, is perhaps the main reason they are so adamantly against his deal."

    I think there is another reason as well. Iran will soon be able to sell oil on the open market, which will further lower the price of crude. That's gonna hurt their WALLETS!

  8. Anonymous8:35 AM

    It makes me smile when I say "Thanks Obama" in a derisive tone and mean EXACTLY the opposite. The joke is on those a**holes who say it that way and actually mean it that way.

  9. John Kerry needs to win an award for Peacemaker of the Year. Something, to show that he has been an outstanding Secretary of State.

  10. Anita Winecooler4:30 PM

    The following is intended as snark, also known as sarcasm, which kind of rips to shreds the meaning of snark aka sarcasm.
    If this is what they mean by "leading from behind", they can kiss my behind. Whatever Trump et al can come up with will be weak tea, and their loyal lapdogs will buy it, hook, line and sinker.
    Well done, President Obama and Secretary Kerry!

  11. I'm surprised, no one mentioned Iran's water problem. They have acres of pistachio trees dying because of lack of water.

    To provide water in areas needed, they have four-hundred 5,000 gallon trucks to shuffle water around. The water is purchased from a local company.

    With global warming, the Middle East getting hotter than hell, Iran should be the least of our worries.



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