Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Iran's Path to Nuclear Weapons is Paved by the IAEA and the JCPOA

The IAEA is not capable of preventing Iran from going nuclear.

This is incorrect:

"Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano told a quarterly meeting of his agency's 35-nation Board of Governors.

As I recently wrote, the IAEA has no way to know if Iran is abiding by the Iran deal (the JCPOA). All the IAEA can say is that under the narrow range of places the IAEA can inspect, under the limited means of inspecting allowed by the deal, and with the limited means of addressing suspected violations of the deal, that the IAEA can detect no violations.

Which is different. I actually read the deal and I could poke holes in the enforcement provisions on a quick read through. And that was without knowing the further restrictions on foreign inspections part of the secret side deal between the IAEA and the parties about enforcement.

The deal was so bad that Ben Rhodes had to unleash the echo chamber through a compliant and ignorant press corps to get it.

The deal is so bad that John Kerry thinks it is working.

I always knew that a deal would be based on a simple deal: Iran pretends not to have a nuclear weapons program. And America pretends to believe them. I never wavered in my assessment. And that's how it worked out.

What Iran is doing is sticking to the deal, which is their shield to finally reach nuclear weapons status. Our withdrawal gives us a chance to stop nutball Iran from going nuclear.