Look How Kerry And Obama Got Caught In Their Own Lies While Selling Iran Nuke Deal

A couple of hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu spoke to American Jews via a live webcast on Tuesday, President Obama met with Jewish leaders in the White House to sell the Iran nuke deal.

According to some present at the meeting, Obama behaved like a lawyer for Iran and said that a Congressional rejection of the nuclear agreement would lead to a war in which Iran would use asymmetrical warfare. The President also warned that rejection of the deal would lead to rockets on Tel Aviv.

“They will fight this asymmetrically. That means more support for terrorism, more Hezbollah rockets falling on Tel Aviv, I can assure that Israel will bear the brunt of the asymmetrical response that Iran will have to a military strike on its nuclear facilities,” Obama was quoted as saying.

In Obama’s thinking, the only alternative to the current deal is war because the regime in Iran would not return to the negotiation table to discuss changes in the deal. Opponents of the deal would then pressure the administration to launch a military strike on Iran–and that would be answered by Iranian rockets on Tel Aviv, the President argued.

The notion of war as the only alternative to the Vienna agreement has been rejected by Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders who say that the alternative to this deal is a much better deal. Netanyahu said yesterday that the current deal will bring war with Iran.

“This deal will bring war Iran can keep the deal or Iran can cheat on the deal either way, it will have the bomb, hundreds of bombs,” Netanyahu said.  He also said Iran has been building intercontinental ballistic missiles in order “to hit you,” not Israel.

Obama claimed during the meeting in the White House that the critics of the deal are the same ones who proposed the U.S. should go to war with Iraq over its alleged arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in 2002 and 2003. He singled out Netanyahu as one of these critics and noted that the Israeli PM was in favor of an American invasion of Iraq and now vehemently opposes the deal with Iran.

Obama said that he was ready to meet Netanyahu to discuss “in more than general terms” an increase of military assistance to Israel after the acceptance of the agreement. Netanyahu has ridiculed this proposal and argues that if the agreement is a good deal that will make the Middle East more secure (as Obama claims), there would be no need for an upgrade in US military assistance to Israel.

The President also complained about the AIPAC campaign against the deal and said that the lobby group used incorrect fact sheets last Friday during meetings with members of Congress. He had to spend 45 minutes with each congressman to dispute the claims in the AIPAC factsheet, the president said.

Today, Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry stepped up their campaign to sell the deal to Congress and the American public.

The President delivered an address at American University in which he claimed that the whole world has expressed support for the deal with Iran except for Israel. This claim was immediately refuted by Ehud Yari, the Middle East expert of Israeli Channel 2, who said that Obama knows that all the Arab Gulf States and other Arab countries in the region oppose the deal.

The President also made light of the frequent chants during recent manifestations in Iran in which the masses called for the destruction of Israel and the United States.

Here’s what he said:

Just because hardliners chant death to America doesn’t mean that’s what all Iranians believe. Those hardliners have been opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.

The majority of the Iranian people have powerful incentives to urge their government to move in another direction. We should offer them that chance, that opportunity.

It should be noted that the “death to America” chanting is encouraged by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Al Khamenei, who recently praised the Iranian masses for the chants and even participated in them.

It is also unclear what Obama meant by saying that the Iranian people should be given the chance “to urge their government to move in another direction.” In 2009, the Iranian people voted for another direction and took to the streets when the regime denied them the reforms they wanted. The U.S. administration, however, remained passive when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps violently oppressed the popular uprising.

Meanwhile, Kerry succeeded in drawing the ire of many in Israel today when he downplayed Iran’s repeated desire to destroy Israel.

In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Kerry said that while “they have a fundamental ideological confrontation with Israel at this particular moment” that doesn’t necessarily mean “that translates into active steps.”

He then claimed that Iran has not yet ordered Hezbollah to use its arsenal of 80,000 missiles in Lebanon against Israel.

This claim too was factually incorrect. In his new published book, Palestine, Ayatollah Khamenei boasted that it was Iran that ordered Hezbollah and Hamas to start a missile war against Israel in 2006 and the summer of 2014.

The book lays out Khamenei’s vision of the slow but total annihilation of Israel, as Western Journalism reported on Monday.

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Watch: John Kerry Gets Asked Very Simple Question About Iran Deal, Gives Very Scary Answer

While testifying before the House Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday concerning the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a response to a congressman’s question that raised red flags for some.

When Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., pressed Kerry on whether or not he would follow the “law” if Congress decided to override a presidential veto to block the Iran deal, Kerry was non-committal, TheBlaze reports.

“Will you follow the law even though you think it violates this agreement clearly and even if you think it’s absolutely terrible policy?” Sherman asked.

“I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president and determining what the circumstances are,” Kerry responded.

“So you’re not committed to following the law?” the Democrat said.

“No, I said I’m not going to deal with a hypothetical, that’s all,” Kerry shot back.

The future of the Iran nuclear deal in Congress is uncertain, with members from both parties voicing major concerns.

The Associated Press reports that “Congress is expected to vote in September to prevent Obama from lifting sanctions imposed previously by lawmakers, a step that would likely cause Iran to walk away from the agreement.”

Obama has promised to veto any bill along those lines, meaning those opposed to the deal will need a two-thirds majority in both houses to override his objections and keep the economic sanctions in place.

In today’s hearing, California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, called the deal “a financial windfall” for Iran, “a cash bonanza, a boost to its international standing, and a lighted path toward nuclear weapons,” according to NBC News.

“This deal guts the sanctions web that is putting intense pressure on Iran. Virtually all economic, financial, and energy sanctions disappear. And where does all that money go? To the largest terror network on earth,” Royce said in his opening statement.

Royce later asked Kerry: “So when I look at this and I see that Iran’s neighbors who know it the best, trust it the least I just ask …we are presuming Iran is going to change its behavior?”

“No we’re not,” Kerry responded.

Apart from Royce, the panel’s senior Democrat expressed reservations about the plan. Rep. Eliot Engel of New York said he has “serious questions and concerns about this deal.”

“Engel is a strong supporter of Israel, which vociferously opposes the deal. Iran has said it wants to wipe out Israel,” according to the Blaze.

As reported by Western Journalism, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called the deal a “stunning, historic mistake.” The Israeli leader listed three troubling aspects of the agreement in an interview with NBC News:

  1. It lifts economic sanctions against the rogue regime, allowing hundreds of billions of dollars to flow into Iran.
  2. It keeps Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in place.
  3. It gives Iran 24 days to respond to any inspection of facilities by the U.N.

Congress began its 60 day review of the deal on July 20.

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WATCH: If Not For This Report, ‘Nuke Deal’ Kerry Might Have Gotten Away With Lying To Congress

In light of the clearly fact-challenged testimony Secretary of State John Kerry gave to a Senate committee on Thursday, one can reasonably ask three questions about why almost all the news media ignored the easily exposed falsehoods:
1. Have we become so accustomed to lying, deception, and duplicity from the Obama administration that a few more fibs aren’t all that newsworthy?
2. Does the vast majority of so-called “reporters” not have enough perspective or awareness of historical context to recognize lies when they’re told?
3. Are most media outlets so sympathetic to the Obama administration and its aggressive push for the Iran nuke deal that they’re willing to look the other way and not point out when a top Obama official fails to tell the truth to the United States Congress?

As the website NewsBusters points out, Fox News’ Special Report was the only major news show to focus on Kerry’s misleading testimony Thursday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The nation’s chief diplomat appeared for several sometimes contentious hours before the panel as he tried to defend the Iran nuclear pact that’s come under bipartisan fire.

While English-networks ABC and NBC combined with Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision on Thursday night to skip testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry in a Senate hearing on the Iran deal, CBS covered it in a news brief, but only summarized it and ignored false statements by Kerry as he faced criticism from both sides of the aisle.

In contrast, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report not only had a full segment on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing from chief Washington correspondent James Rosen but a takedown of three claims from Kerry.

By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how the Fox News reporter exposes the trio of Kerry lies by showing what the secretary of state told the senators, then sharply contrasting Kerry’s statements with what’s been previously said about the Iran deal.

Given John Kerry’s obvious and apparently purposeful falsehoods, one must ask if the Capitol Hill lawmakers to whom he lied will call him out for trying to do to them what one senator said Iran did to him regarding the nuke deal — will Kerry be called on the congressional carpet for attempting to “bamboozle” the United States Congress?

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WATCH This Senator Destroy Obama’s Iran Deal In Less Than 1 Minute

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran, asserting the United States’ top diplomat was “fleeced” by the Muslim nation. CNN outlined the details of the deal, made shortly after the two nations reached an agreement earlier this month:

The deal reduces the number of Iranian centrifuges by two-thirds. It places bans on enrichment at key facilities, and limits uranium research and development to the Natanz facility.

The deal caps uranium enrichment at 3.67 percent and limits the stockpile to 300 kg, all for 15 years.

Iran will be required to ship spent fuel out of the country forever, as well as allow inspectors from the [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspectors certain access in perpetuity. Heightened inspections, including tracking uranium mining and monitoring the production and storage of centrifuges, will last for up to 20 years.

The U.S. estimates that the new measures take Iran from being able to assemble its first bomb within 2-3 months, to at least one year from now.

Kerry reached the agreement with Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif, as well as other foreign diplomats. It was endorsed unanimously Monday by the United Nations Security Council, before Congress had a chance to examine the details. This upset members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, Corker excoriated Kerry for not getting a strong enough deal. “What I’ve seen our secretary do is, I know he’s developed a tremendous warmth with Iran’s foreign minister, Zarif, and he talks about it often,” Corker said. “But what I think you’ve actually done in these negotiations is codify a perfectly aligned pathway for Iran to get a nuclear weapon just by abiding by this agreement.”

I look at the things that they need to do, the way it’s laid out, and I don’t think you could more perfectly lay it out. From my perspective Mr. Secretary, I’m sorry, not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back, I believe you’ve been fleeced.

Kerry hit back, noting it was “fantasy, plain and simple” to believe the U.S. could hold out for a stronger deal against the Iranians. “Let me underscore, the alternative to the deal we’ve reached isn’t what we’re seeing ads for on TV,” Kerry told the committee. Still, the former Massachusetts senator admitted the deal wasn’t perfect. “It isn’t a better deal, some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran’s complete capitulation.” he said.

h/t: Fox News

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WATCH: Angry Allen West Unleashes EPIC Attack On ‘Weakling’ Obama For A ‘Damn Stupid’ Deal

“The United States of America is about victors. The United States of America is about champions. The United States of America does not surrender to a bunch of black-robed, crazed clerics that want to see us destroyed.” With red-hot, red-meat rhetoric like that, retired Lt. Col. Allen West fired up a huge crowd that assembled in New York City’s Times Square on Wednesday to protest the Obama-led Iran nuke deal.

Far from presenting himself as the soft-spoken political commentator you often see on Fox News, the former congressman from Florida delivered a highly-charged rant that was highly critical of a president whom West called a “weakling” and a “charlatan.”

Regarding the attack on two U.S. military installations in Chattanooga that left five servicemen dead, West didn’t mince words in addressing the current investigation about whether the Muslim attacker might have been a drug-afflicted young man suffering from depression.

“Hell, no, he was a dadgum terrorist, that’s what he was!” West asserted to the crowd’s approving roar.

“How dare Barack Obama, how dare John Kerry, how dare Valerie Jarrett, or any of these other charlatans that occupy Washington, D.C., surrender this great constitutional republic…?” West’s seven-minute speech to the crowd estimated at some 10,000 anti-nuke deal protestors was full of both passion and powerful criticisms of the Obama administration.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the fiery speech by the retired Army officer who once again proudly showed his true colors as he declared his unwavering commitment to making sure that “the enemies of America and the enemies of Israel are crushed and brought to their knees” — something he said the Obama administration is clearly failing to do.

h/t: The Right Scoop

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