"Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
Patriots are Counter-Revolutionaries trying to prevent the government from overthrowing the Constitution."
The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama.
Friday, May 4, 2018
Iran’s past lies are relevant to assessing present compliance
article appeared in Powerline on May 3rd
By Paul Mirengoff
Washington Post’s editors join the chorus of those trying to downplay the
documents, captured by Israel, about Iran’s pre-deal nuclear efforts. They
write that “the trove doesn’t add greatly to what was already known about
Iran’s pursuit of nukes.”
Barry pays off a fellow America-hating Moslem
The point, though, is
that the trove adds greatly to what is not known about that pursuit. The effort
to rein in Iran’s nuclear program through an agreement requires such knowledge.
As Scott says:
The Iran deal was predicated on the full disclosure by Iran of its
nuclear program to the IAEA. The requirement of disclosure was imposed on Iran
under the terms of the JCPOA.
The documents the
Post pooh-poohs show that Iran provided nothing approaching full disclosure.
Thus, in my view, it violated
moreover, is not a technicality. It is highly material to the agreement. Tzvi
By refusing to come clean on its past nuclear work, the clerical regime
prevents nuclear inspectors from establishing a baseline for verification,
potentially enabling Tehran to conceal illicit nuclear activities.
This is why the
disclosure requirement was imposed. And it is why Iran did not comply.
The Post declines to
mention, never mind address, this point. Instead, it substitutes a straw man:
A Patriot! Something about which Obama knows NOTHING
Mr. Netanyahu argued that Iran violated the deal by lying to the IAEA
about its previous pursuit of a weapon. But that, too, was well known. The real
purpose of the pact was to curb Tehran’s future activity, at least for a decade
As I argued above,
however, to ensure that we curb future activity, and to guard against future
lying, we need to know the truth about Iran’s previous activity as a baseline
for verification, in Kahn’s words. It wasn’t enough to know that Iran lied, we
needed to know the truth, with specificity. Israel’s documents show that Iran
did not provide it.
In the paper edition,
the Post’s editorial is called “Mr. Netanyahu’s inconclusive case.” Before
declaring the case “inconclusive” the Post should present it more fairly.