Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Just a Thought...
He's No Hero
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

In my opinion by his caving to thugs Alejandro Villanueva proved himself to be a coward and a disgrace to the military uniform he once wore.

Today, Tuesday, September 26th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the Iranian nuclear deal...could it soon be gone, President Trump's historic U.N. speech, and important news of the day.

A One-Sided Deal Hopefully Soon Gone 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

"We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces...When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission." 
- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's words said after President Trump's historic U.N. speech

While we have all been focusing on North Korea...and rightfully so...just three days ago Iran tested their new Khoramshahr medium-range missile mere hours after it was unveiled at a Tehran military parade...a successful launch shown on state television courtesy of in-flight video carried within the missile's nose. And they did so in direct defiance of warnings issued by President Trump...warnings alluding to the fact that he was ready to pull the U.S. out of Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal...the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...a deal signed in 2015 by the 'so-called' P5+1...as in the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council...China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, plus Germany.

And know that these nations...save for us of course...still support this deal no matter that Iran continues to claim that the nuclear deal was never intended to address any other issues except nuclear bomb building and/or uranium enrichment...meaning the testing of missiles...delivery or otherwise...was never part of the deal.

And while the deal itself between Iran and the P5+1 did not specifically prohibit Iran from developing or testing missiles, the fact is that after the agreement went into effect the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution calling on Iran not to take any actions related to ballistic missiles...missiles"designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons" for at least eight years...to which Iran still argues that the tests they are currently conducting are solely for defensive purposes. Playing the semantics card by using the wording of the Security Council's own resolution against them, we all know that said missiles are indeed designed to carry nuclear warheads...and Iran knows we know and just does not care.

So while President Trump will report to Congress on October 15th as to whether or not he believes Iran remains in compliance with both the nuclear deal itself and with the Security Council resolution, and whether it remains in our best interests to continue to be part of this still 'very bad' nuclear deal...know that our president has indeed already made his decision, but being the savvy game player that he is he knows not to speak of his decision before said announced date as it would then give our enemy an upper hand of sorts.

But also know that if President Trump does indeed decide that Iran has not met its previously agreed upon obligations...especially in regards to their ongoing missile testing...missile testing that could give them the much needed technical 'smarts' for a nuclear delivery system by the time the deal's 'sunset clause' expires in 2025 or even before...that is if they do not already have it and possibly even be sharing it with North Korea's mad man-child Kim Jong-un. And that would allow U.S. lawmakers to reimpose even stricter and more punishing sanctions against the Iranian regime which, in and of itself, would lead to the collapse of the agreement.

Now as to Iran's newest ballistic missile...Iranian Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Commander, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, told reporters that the Khoramshahr missile just tested has a range of 1,250 miles and can carry multiple warheads, but quickly added the usual rhetoric that all of Iran's missiles are only designed to carry conventional warheads alone...yeah right...and that they have a limited range of about 1243 miles, but he let it be known that they have the technology to go further. But none of those mile numbers really matter as our ally Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf are already within Iran's missile range and have been for quite some time.

And now another item of sorts is getting thrown into this nuclear deal mix for can it really be that with Iran's previous missile tests being not so different than this newest one has led to an epiphany moment for National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster...a moment so life changing that it led him to flip on his once diehard support of Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal. And why do I say this, on last Thursday's 'New Day' show on CNN, host Chris Cuomo asked Gen. McMaster what he thought of Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. First responding by calling said deal "fundamentally flawed" and that the Trump White House is concerned about what to do about Iran's "destabilizing behavior," it was his words, "It gave the Iranian regime all the benefits upfront...and then the incompleteness of the deal...which really could give the regime cover to advance a nuclear program."...that heralded a complete 180 degree turn from his past words said.

Where Gen. McMaster had once believed that "establishing regular diplomatic talks with Tehran could help reduce the suspicion of Iran not fulfilling the terms of the nuclear deal, and prevent war," he now has jumped on the 'Trump train'...so to speak...by saying that, "We've taken a holistic look at this...what's different about the President's approach is he didn't just look at the Iran deal -- he placed his decision on the Iran deal on broad context of how we protect American citizens, American interests, how we protect our allies and partners from Iran's broad range of destabilizing behavior."

See Gen. McMaster's 'New Day' interview with Chris Cuomo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhI0L1-RUic

A complete and total flip-flop and words I do not for even a moment believe...for these words said are from the very man whom former Secretary of State John 'Swiftboat' Kerry alluded to in a speech given on June 5, 2017...months after McMaster joined the Trump administration...as being the "best bet" for keeping the nuclear agreement alive. Interesting words for sure but what exactly did Kerry base his words upon. How about that from September 2006 until February 2017...in other words up until he was appointed National Security Advisor replacing Gen. Michael Flynn...McMaster was listed as a member of the British-based think tank 'International Institute for Strategic Studies' (IISS). 

While at IISS, McMastere served as a consulting senior fellow regarding military history; civil-military relations; development and security; and conflict and conflict prevention. But the sticking point here is that the IISS is bankrolled by many multinational corporate firms doing billions of dollars in business in and with Iran...our enemy Iran...and who has as one of the chief donors a George Soros-funded nonprofit that was identified by the Obama administration as being central in helping to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and to the media. While of course not serving there now, McMaster remains in contact with his former colleagues. 
Now add in that McMaster basically fired Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a Trump aide, from the National Security Council simply because he opposed the Iran nuclear deal...he also removed Rich Higgins, the NSC’s director of strategic planning and another voice against the Iran nuclear deal...as well as removing Derek Harvey, who like the others also opposed the Iran deal no matter that he was the man who held the Middle East portfolio at the NSC...and McMaster did all this in what some newspapers called a “sweep of Iran hard-liners.” 
Then there's rummages now coming out of D.C. that McMaster has reportedly been continuing to urge both President Trump himself as well as his administration to re-certify Iran’s compliance with Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal no matter his current words said...no matter that President Trump himself has rightfully called this deal "one of the worst transactions the U.S. has ever entered into."

So, the bottom line for me in regards to Gen. McMaster's newest words regarding what remains a 'very bad' nuclear deal, is that his now flip-flopping placating words said are said solely to try and save his position withing the administration...what with more and more folks telling the president that McMaster might not be who he seems on the surface. And I do not trust him, I do not believe anything he says, and I so do question his loyalty to our president for besides the old adage that leopards never change their spots is that I believe once an islamic condoner it is a safe bet to say always an islamic condoner.

But even if you remove McMaster from the mix, one can easily surmise from Iran's own words said that they have no intention now nor ever of living up to the deal they agreed to. And that becomes more than a bit obvious in the very words Iran has repeatedly spewed...words to the affect that it has no choice but to boost its defenses because its "regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia" have signed arms contracts with Washington and other Western governments. "We will strengthen our defense and military capabilities whether you want it or not," Iran's President Rouhani said but a few days ago as a direct response to Trump's 'America First' speech at the U.N. General Assembly last week. 

Adding that Washington "creates problems for the peoples of our region every day and boast of selling arms to the bloodthirsty Zionist regime which has been attacking the peoples of our region for 70 years like a cancerous tumor," is something I find quite humorous in a dark and maybe picky sort of way as Israel has only been a country for 69 years not the 70 years Iran claims...give these islamic sorts an inch and they will surely take a mile.

Related imageSo where does all this leave us now that we have a president who understands the ramifications that we've been 'had' by the previous president who catered to the whim of his brethren over the security of the world. President Trump said it best in a recent tweet...the U.S. doesn't have "much of an agreement" after Tehran again test fired a ballistic missile. And with his adding that "They are also working with North Korea," Trump knows well that we must not let the "murderous Iranian regime" continue its destabilizing activities as it builds "dangerous missiles"...to which I will add or helps another dangerous regime to do so.

In other words, while we know President Trump is well-skilled in the 'art of the deal'...in this case his alluding that he may renegotiate the nuclear pact or de-certify what he called "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions" in U.S. history and a total "embarrassment to the United States"...is but a smoke and mirrors buildup for what is his final decision...a final decision he probably made when Iran publicly stated that renegotiation is not option. And we know President Trump does not take well to threats...veiled or otherwise.

Just ask Mr. "Rocket Man" who now sees U.S. Air Force bombers and fighter escorts going further north than the demilitarized zone about the "clear message" that sends...for actions now taken by this president against America's enemies do indeed speak louder than even forceful words said. 
Be ready Iran...you...I'm sure...are rightfully next on President Trump's 'hit list.'
Copyright @ 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved

Today, Tuesday, September 26th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss the Iranian nuclear deal...could it soon be gone, President Trump's historic U.N. speech, and important news of the day.