Tell Tehran Where They Can Put the Uranium

 

Iran to Break Nuclear Deal Uranium Stockpile Limit

The Iranian atomic agency confirmed Monday the country will soon exceed the limit for its uranium stockpiles set out in the failed Obama-negotiated JCPOA nuclear accord.

Speaking at a live news conference broadcast on Iranian state television, spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi added Tehran will also increase enrichment levels of its uranium holdings “based on the country’s needs.”

The announcement follows comments by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on June 15 that his country will continue scaling back compliance of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal unless other signatories show “positive” signals about the agreement.

You know this really takes me back to my childhood.

Yes, the good old days. A quiet peaceful time with little conflict to interfere with our quiet peaceful lives. Funny, now that I remember it more clearly there never was any such quiet peaceful time. Life always seemed to involve one kind of conflict or another. There never was a time you could just crawl into your safe space and avoid the whole thing.

Tehran is a pirate state. They intend to hold the world economy and their own people hostage. Their megalomaniacal ideology encourages them to agress upon the rest of humanity relentlessly. When Thomas Jefferson sent the flotilla to the Barbary Coast he gave those pirates his answer to their extortion.

August 1, 1801, The First Barbary War; The Schooner USS Enterprise engages The Polacre Tripoli.

We don’t pay tribute to pirates. The Mullahs can choke on the Uranium.

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There are 15 comments.

  1. Steve C. Member

    My only concern, are they a bunch of corrupt oligarchs who use religion as a cover for their actions?

    Or are they a bunch of corrupt religious fanatics who believe their own publicity?

     

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    • June 17, 2019, at 6:11 PM PDT
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  2. JoelB Member

    Reagan was so impressive. His historical and spiritual references were right on.

    • #2
    • June 17, 2019, at 6:48 PM PDT
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  3. Jim McConnell Member

    Just one more Obama/Kerry foreign affairs/national security success!

    • #3
    • June 17, 2019, at 7:08 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  4. Steve C. Member

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Reagan was so impressive. His historical and spiritual references were right on.

    It helps to know your goal. “We win, they lose.”

     

    • #4
    • June 17, 2019, at 7:59 PM PDT
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  5. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    Steve C. (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Reagan was so impressive. His historical and spiritual references were right on.

    It helps to know your goal. “We win, they lose.”

     

    Steve,

    That’ll work.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #5
    • June 17, 2019, at 8:00 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  6. Randy Webster Member

    James Gawron: We don’t pay tribute to pirates.

    Trump won’t. Obama did.

    • #6
    • June 17, 2019, at 8:22 PM PDT
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  7. Old Bathos Member

    Must be a shock for the mullahs to deal with Trump after years of laughing at the walking ‘kick me’ sign that is John Kerry. That country is a wreck. If we can keep from being lead into a war situation that might allow the mullahs to galvanize popular support, there is a good chance they will get the Mussolini exit from their not-so-grateful nation.

    • #7
    • June 18, 2019, at 8:45 AM PDT
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  8. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Must be a shock for the mullahs to deal with Trump after years of laughing at the walking ‘kick me’ sign that is John Kerry. That country is a wreck. If we can keep from being lead into a war situation that might allow the mullahs to galvanize popular support, there is a good chance they will get the Mussolini exit from their not-so-grateful nation.

    OldB,

    Hung by their heels. Yes, that would be a fitting end. Let’s not forget that Kerry brought “peace in our time”. Idiot.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #8
    • June 18, 2019, at 11:07 AM PDT
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  9. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    To all,

    Looks like Tehran needs to get their illegal funding sources cut off.

    Report: Smugglers Helping Iran Withstand Sanctions with Afghan Cash

    Up to 5 billion U.S. dollars were smuggled last year alone into Iran from Afghanistan where an annual influx of American taxpayer funds is helping the Islamic Republic weather the storm from the historic wave of crippling United States sanctions, the Afghanistan Times (AT) reported Monday, echoing other local news outlets.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #9
    • June 18, 2019, at 6:30 PM PDT
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  10. Yehoshua Ben-Eliyahu Coolidge

    Steve C. (View Comment):
    It helps to know your goal. “We win, they lose.”

    When it comes to foreign conflicts, the words “win” and “victory” are politically incorrect. Trump, however, believes in winning, which is a good thing. We need to make the Iranians (and their proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah) wave the white flag. Any other outcome is unacceptable.

    • #10
    • June 19, 2019, at 10:34 PM PDT
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  11. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Steve C. (View Comment):

    My only concern, are they a bunch of corrupt oligarchs who use religion as a cover for their actions?

    Or are they a bunch of corrupt religious fanatics who believe their own publicity?

     

    I don’t know that it matters, that is, I don’t think the distinction changes the obvious target list. The unelected real government and its Praetorian Guard, not the Iranian people, who have already tried to rise up once.

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    • June 20, 2019, at 2:38 PM PDT
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  12. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Yehoshua Ben-Eliyahu (View Comment):

    Steve C. (View Comment):
    It helps to know your goal. “We win, they lose.”

    When it comes to foreign conflicts, the words “win” and “victory” are politically incorrect. Trump, however, believes in winning, which is a good thing. We need to make the Iranians (and their proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah) wave the white flag. Any other outcome is unacceptable.

    Not the Iranians, the Khomeinists. 

    • #12
    • June 20, 2019, at 2:40 PM PDT
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  13. Steve C. Member

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Steve C. (View Comment):

    My only concern, are they a bunch of corrupt oligarchs who use religion as a cover for their actions?

    Or are they a bunch of corrupt religious fanatics who believe their own publicity?

     

    I don’t know that it matters, that is, I don’t think the distinction changes the obvious target list. The unelected real government and its Praetorian Guard, not the Iranian people, who have already tried to rise up once.

    If they believe their own hype, they might do something stupid. If they are just corrupt, and we leave them an exit, they can back down and claim a victory.

    • #13
    • June 20, 2019, at 8:20 PM PDT
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  14. Yehoshua Ben-Eliyahu Coolidge

    Steve C. (View Comment):
    If they believe their own hype, they might do something stupid. If they are just corrupt, and we leave them an exit, they can back down and claim a victory.

    The problem is that Islamists interpret every compromise, every allowance or excuse granted to them, as a sign of weakness that only encourages more brazen behavior on their part. The only thing they understand is force.

    • #14
    • June 20, 2019, at 8:40 PM PDT
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  15. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    Yehoshua Ben-Eliyahu (View Comment):

    Steve C. (View Comment):
    If they believe their own hype, they might do something stupid. If they are just corrupt, and we leave them an exit, they can back down and claim a victory.

    The problem is that Islamists interpret every compromise, every allowance or excuse granted to them, as a sign of weakness that only encourages more brazen behavior on their part. The only thing they understand is force.

    Yehoshua,

    I agree with your statement 100%. Trump is being roundly praised by the Neville Chamberlain fan club because he didn’t do anything at all. This, of course, assumes that there is some kind of instantaneous binary choice. Total war or do nothing. I praise Trump because he said that if an American had been killed it would be very different. He put Tehran on notice that he will hit them back for anything that causes an American death and we can hit them very hard.

    Trump has the olive branch in one hand and the big stick in the other. I like it.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • June 21, 2019, at 12:23 PM PDT
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