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Should the Iran deal be rejected by the Senate?
There was a time when statements were made that we do not negotiate with terrorists. The latest agreement with Iran seems to have turned this philosophy on its head. Some may say that Iran does not fit this characterization but it is clear from all reports that they are funding terrorist organizations. While not conducting terrorist attacks by funding such groups they are just as guilty and deserve the same label. From all reports they are fighting proxy wars in multiple countries through the funding they are currently providing.
The details of this recent agreement are slowly coming out and what is being reported should raise concerns about whether this is a good deal. The federal government always puts its own spin on any agreement they make but the impact of this agreement requires honesty. Individuals who were part of this activity need to be honest not only with us the citizens but the Senate who must give an up or down vote on the agreement.
A line in the sand was drawn by the President who stated that he would not sign any deal that did not guarantee access to monitor Iran’s nuclear activity. In fact statements have been made by political leaders in Iran that the picture being painted by our government is totally different than their perception. We signed this deal even when demonstrations have called for the destruction of Israel and death to Americans.
A recent report in a newspaper identified that Iran will conduct its own inspections to ensure they are not violating the agreement. As the saying goes this is like the fox guarding the hen house. No country should be allowed to conduct its own inspections of their facilities especially nuclear facilities. Other aspects include that Iran has made previous agreements and they kept none of them. What makes us as a country feel they will keep this new one? There are seven basic facts which have surfaced about the Iran deal and they are provided below:
U.S. nuclear inspectors are banned from inspecting Iran’s nuclear sites.
This aspect of the deal as reported recently is a slap in the face. Not only does have the authority to do its own inspections by some reports banning U.S. nuclear inspectors from their nuclear sites is an unacceptable condition.
Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal lifts economic sanctions that could boost Iran’s economy with $150 billion in revenue.
Iran is a rich oil country and giving any country that is known to be a sponsor of terror let alone not honoring its past agreements as seen by violations of United Nations sanctions is wrong. If the agreement is rejected by the Senate this money should not be given to Iran.
The Obama administration admits that “we should expect” Iran will spend some of the $150 billion in revenues Obama’s deal gives them on their military and possibly terrorism.
Giving this level of funds through this agreement will be a boost to Iran’s economy and where to you think this money will be spent? It will undoubtedly not be spent on the economy but will increase funding to their sponsorship of terrorists activity not to mention nuclear activity.
On the very week Obama brokered his Iran nuclear deal, large crowds across Iran could be heard chanting “death to America” and Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared “death to America” months ago.
Chants of death to American should have caused the agreement to fall apart but we accepted this deal regardless of the threats being made to end our way of life.
Obama’s nuclear deal does not require Iran to release any American prisoners
Making any agreement with any country without the requisite to release any American prisoners lacks common sense.
Obama’s deal allows Russia and China to supply Iran with weapons
Allowing countries like Russia and China to supply Iran with weapons in addition to the ones they already have is ridiculous to say the least. We do not need Iran to have more resources to cause havoc not only in the region but the impact will be felt around the world.
77% of Americans oppose Obama’s lifting of Sanctions against Iran.
While there may be some information that is not accessible to the public it is clear with the history of Iran 77% of Americans oppose sanctions being lifted as part of this agreement. Government needs to listen to the people not ignore their concerns especially when there is a high percentage of unaffordability to specific decisions made.
The above facts if true and I have no doubt that they are should raise the level of opposition to this deal in the Senate. To top it off there appears to be other secret deals for which the content is not available to the Senate who has to vote on it. One thing for sure with the facts stated in the above paragraphs voters should be watching closely who votes to support this deal and who votes to reject it. Those who vote for it should be voted out of office if they are up for election regardless of the party affiliation.
The overwhelming opposition to this deal is one that both political parties in the Senate should pay close attention to and vote according to whether this agreement is in the best interest of our country. The security of our country and perhaps the world will be impacted by this agreement. One interesting fact which has been reported is that the Arab countries are standing with Israel in opposition to this agreement. This also should send a signal of how bad this deal really is and it should be soundly rejected.