A Bad Done Deal

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Wasp Tevya Weeps

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the breakfast table this morning. He is preparing corn muffins for our morning meal, but he will have just a simple cup of tea. His appetite has been ruined because the United States and its partners have reached an agreement with Iran with regard to their ability to produce nuclear weapons. If this was a scoring game, it would be Iran ten and the U.S. zero. Tevya has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. We hope to see you soon, and if you can bring some Tums.

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False Claims

Thank you all for joining me this morning. I listened to Secretary of State John Kerry talk about this "historic" deal with Iran and my heart broke. I now foresee a very troubled future for our ally, Israel and for Arab nations that don't like this arrangement. We were told that Iran will find every pathway to developing a nuclear weapon cut off. That's the claim, but the reality is very different. Iran will be allowed to retain its enrichment structure. The irony here is that Iran developed this capability in defiance of already existing international obligations. We are, in essence, rewarding Iran for doing the wrong thing. We are being told that this deal is in line with a tradition of American leadership. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We have always told other countries not to pursue nuclear development. Iran has the green light to go ahead and develop their capabilities. Other countries will now have to follow suit. A nuclear Middle East is on the horizon.

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Knick, Knock

If we are to conduct inspections of Iran's facilities, we have to call them up and ask their permission. There is going to be two week waiting period imposed before any inspections can take place. If this were a proposal for a movie, I would be laughing now. It's not fiction, it's fact and the joke is on the civilized world who never had a reason to trust Iran in the first place. Israel knows what Iran is capable of and they are very worried. Netanyahu said that under the terms of this deal, "Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror in the region and around the world." Netanyahu is spot on and, we are fools to enter into negotiations with a rogue nation that has the audacity to chant "Death to America" while engaging in talks. President Obama clearly wanted a deal at any price, and he has assured his name in history. My fear is that his legacy will be one of death and terror around the world. As my Grandma would say, "if you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas."

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Trusting the Enemy

In deciding to trust Iran, America and its partners have abandoned history, experience and the simple fact that Iran doesn't deserve anyone's trust. They are masterminds at the art of the lie and the future will be more of the same. The only difference is that the consequences will be graver. Iran will continue to develop nuclear weapons. Only a fool would believe otherwise. They will appear to be behaving while they use their money to destabilize the Middle East and the rest of the world. President Obama has made it quite clear that with or without the support of Congress, this deal will go through. If this negotiation is not called a treaty, congressional approval is not necessary. Congress may have a trick or two to stop this fiasco, but it is highly unlikely they will do anything effective. The clock is ticking and the Iranians are rubbing their hands in gleeful anticipation of an Iran without sanctions and the go-ahead to fool the world. We are living in very dangerous times, and things just got worse. This deal is "historic", but it is historically naive and ill-conceived. We are going to need a miracle to change the course of history, thanks to a president who can't help embracing our enemies.

Tevya's Song

Dear God, you made so many fools

It's a shame to be a fool

And it's no great honor either.

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billybuc 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

Mark this day on your calendar....you and I are in complete agreement over this policy. Stay out of the Middle East....never trust those nations and their leaders....there is very little to be gained by this action and far too much to lose.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

You have just given me a reason to smile. See you at the Inn. I'll buy you dinner!


taxlarry 14 months ago

This deal doesn't not have any positive aspects for anyone but Iran. What did the US get out of it? Nothing. Under this deal Iran can buy conventional weapons such as land to ship missiles. There goes the US Navy control of the Persian Gulf. Way to go mr. president.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

The world has just shifted on its axis, its evil axis. See you at the Inn.


DJ Anderson 14 months ago

A great blanket of sadness covers America, this morning. When it seems that political problems cannot get any worse, they do.

I am convinced that there are certifiably crazy people in DC giving our country, our freedoms and our liberties away.

I have to ask; who eats corn muffins for breakfast? Born and raised in the South - I have never heard of corn muffins for breakfast.

Keep up the good work, Pop.

DJ.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning DJ,

I eat corn muffins for breakfast. Try it, I think you'll love it. As for this horrible deal, say good-bye to the Middle East. I'll see you at the Inn and I'll bring a batch of muffins.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good Morning Patti,

I honestly don't know what to say about our leaders getting us into an agreement like this.

Two weeks notice required before we can inspect? A child could figure out exactly what will happen with this deal.

I believe we just kick started WWIII and it could be the end of civilization as we know it.

Obama wanted this on his personal scoreboard for his legacy, and he got it. I hope all of those who voted for Obama are very pleased with what they have done to our country and the entire world.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

I echo your thoughts and I am so disgusted with this president and every fool who still believes in him. He isn't finished with us yet. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

How much more damage can he do before he leaves office? Nothing would surprise me.


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lambservant 14 months ago from Pacific Northwest

The image of the doormat is powerful! On the ACLJ radio show with Jay Sekulow, a guest was comparing this deal to an abused wife who goes back to her abusive husband trusting him to behave from now on because that is what he promises to do! Iran is smirking behind their hand, or perhaps doing the happy dance of a football player , because we were weak kneed , gullible, and foolish! Gee, giving the enemy a fat pocketbook is sure a good way to ensure they won't make nuclear weapons! What an incentive, eh?

What makes me really angry is that the release of four Americans rotting in Iranian prisons on trumped up charges, and being subjected to constant torture, were not made a priority condition of this deal! Obama looked little Jacob Abedini in the eye and told him not to worry, he would do everything he could to get his daddy out of prison and bring him home, it would be top priority! All four families heard this, and of course it was a huge lie! Shameful!

Last, but not least, they knifed Israel in the back!


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida

Well, Obama's legacy is now assured. But I am extremely afraid it may turn out to be less than the positive one he has anticipated. It seems that he and Kerry have been particularly adept at negotiating ... for Iran!


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

He is going to tackle the criminal justice and the military. Obama is a one man show. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear lambservant,

The deal is pathetic and Obama did this for himself. Israel and even the Arab world knows the truth of this disaster. The landscape of the Middle East will be changed and endangered forever. The rest of the world will feel the pain of a very cash rich Iran in terms of the danger they most certainly will cause. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear dr,

His legacy will be a nightmare. There is no way to deal with Iran. They are adept at lying and nothing will change. Israel is going to have to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves. They can't count on America. See you at the Inn.


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serenityjmiller 14 months ago from Brookings, SD

Thank you for sharing your perspective. I admit that I'm not as familiar with the Iran situation as perhaps I should be, but the whole arrangement makes me nervous nonetheless.


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I think I'll tell B.O our illustrious POTUS.....there is a stark difference between a deal or agreement...and a lay down naked and surrender!

The only hope for ONE good result coming from this insanity.....like Mr. Netanyahu said, "WE will always defend ourselves." I suggest they be proactive. The sooner, the better..........


Hxprof 14 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

As OP has commented, this "treaty" is pushing us down the road towards WWIII. And that's not going to be just another war. If Obummer believed that avoiding war in the Middle East was a good enough reason to see this treaty through (and that may have been part of his reasoning), he'll see in the near future that it would have been better to fight a war sooner than later.


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savvydating 14 months ago

It's a fools deal. Even the socialist French president knows that much. Obama's first mistake was giving Iran "legitimacy" by bringing them to the negotiating table in the first place. There was a time when foreign leaders would leave the room if Iran dared to enter. Not so now thanks to Barak Hussein. A most terrible thing has occurred. What else will this president think to do? We are so "screwed." (Pardon my French) A plain coffee or tea is in order.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning serenity,

A bad deal is just that...bad. We should have kept the sanctions in place, because there is no other way to deal with Iran. Obama is delusional. Thank you for coming to the breakfast table.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

I believe in Netanyahu. He loves his country, and the Israeli people will be protected under his watch. I can't same the same about Obama. I'll be at the Inn awaiting your arrival.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Hxprof,

I don't trust Obama. His interests and behavior rarely reflect any interest in America or Americans. He saidles up to Russia and speaks badly about Netanyahu. That's not a leader, that's a disaffected teenager. He is a good candidate for defection to ISIS! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning savvy dating,

He will continue to do everything he can to turn our country and our standing in the world upside down. He has opened the door to WW3. At the same time he is shrinking our military, changing and destabilizing our nation via the open borders and acting like a King. He never should have been elected and he should have been impeached. See you at the Inn.


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Emeka Patrick 14 months ago from Guinea, Conakry

My stand here is that US wants to get Iran but they can't do that without making friends with them."if want to get your enemy just become friends with him" thats all.then take them out without looking back.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Emeka,

I don't believe that is the case here. Iran is not to be trusted. Releasing billions of dollars in sanctioned money to this sponsor of terror is a mistake that the world will pay for. Thanks for coming to breakfast.


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RobinGrosswirth23 13 months ago from New York

Voted up as always as useful and interesting. Additionally, very interesting use of The Fiddler on the Roof theme.

Regarding this issue, it can only go south. Making a deal with a partner that has no integrity is on faulty ground.


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breakfastpop 13 months ago Author

Good Morning Robin,

Thanks for your support and appreciation for Tevya. Enjoy the day!

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