Tag Archives: nuclear arms

Know when to hold ‘em, Barack?

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Transparency is a good thing. After he was elected, Barack Obama promised the American people the most transparent administration in the nation’s history. And in a way, he kept his word. After all, it really hasn’t been too difficult to see through what he has been doing, has it?

Now that might be OK for us homefolk. But there should be a limit to showing your hand when dealing with those who promise “Death to America!”

For example, it has always been a pretty good rule of thumb that:
1. You don’t show your hand when you are playing poker.
2. You don’t show your hand when you are planning to remove your troops from the field of battle.
3. You don’t show your hand when you are negotiating with the enemy — especially if the survival of much of the world could be at stake.

In the recent Iranian nuclear negotiations, the Administration has been eager to display its strength and brilliance to the world, with Barack Obama claiming “…if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer…” In short, declare victory and come home. After all, another Nobel Peace Prize may hang in the balance!

Iran, however, shares no such sense of urgency. They are in the process of building a nuclear arsenal and need time to complete it. So it is obviously to their advantage to stall as long as possible and Middle Easterners are masters of the technique. Indeed they are taught in the Quran to lie, proceed at their own speed, work in their own best interests and blame their enemies for any “unfortunate misunderstandings.”

In a previous effort to slow down Iran’s nuclear progress, the US and others had imposed economic sanctions. The sanctions were apparently working which is the reason Iran called for “negotiations.”

We agreed and sent our expert, Secretary of State John Kerry, to represent our best interests. But after a month or so, just as he had in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama ordered his “troops” home. In a Rose Garden victory lap, President Obama announced his unwritten “accomplishments,” that is, the concessions he decided his administration had wrung from Iran. Of course, this prompted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to immediately accuse the Obama administration of “misleading the American people and Congress” in reporting the results of the negotiations. (1)

If you want to know the real winner in this game of cards, just look at the smile on the face of Minister Zarif as he headed for the airport.

Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced in a joint statement: “At every step, the Iranians appear intent on retaining the capacity to achieve a nuclear weapon.” (2)

No kidding, Sherlocks!

Sources:
(1) http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-accuses-u-s-of-lying-about-new-nuke-agreement/
(2) http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=cdefb064-0cfb-4da0-899a-6f382c3c5e50
(3) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/2/obama-takes-victory-lap-historic-nuclear-deal-iran/

Got Nukes?

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

In another effort to divert attention from the President’s abysmal record heading into this election year the White House threw out another hand grenade to distract any scrutiny. The Obama Administration announced that it’s considering drastic reductions to America’s nuclear arsenal. According to several news outlets, the Administration is planning to cut the total number of nuclear warheads by 80%.

The current START pact calls for the United States to reduce their inventory to 1,550 deployable warheads by 2018. Now the administration plans to ask the Russians to reduce the inventory to 300 to 400 warheads leaving the two largest nuclear powers to have the same amount of warheads as China.  In faculty lounge out of touch with reality logic, this White House believes that the Russians will agree to reduce their inventory and may convince Iran and North Korea to abandon their nuclear programs. Shortly after his “immaculation” to the presidency Obama asked the world to share “his vision for a world free of nuclear weapons.” (5)

Republican response

Congressional Republicans have vowed to block the Administration from recklessly cutting the only weapon system that discourages any crackpot third world dictator from trying to destroy western civilization. Rep. Michael Turner R-Ohio called such proposal “”reckless lunacy.” (2) 

Other Congressmen pointed out that this is a loony leftist notion that if the United States disarmed that rest of the world will follow suit. The Iranians and Koreans will see this as weakness and will accelerate their programs. Far too often, leftist politicians have about as much common sense as a bug playing chicken against a speeding tractor-trailer windshield.

 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey assured the congressmen that maintaining the current levels of nuclear war heads is an option but additional cut are being studied. If Obama manages to get re-elected those studies will be naught and the inventory will be cut. Unless congress decides to play hardball with this President he will do as he pleases and if that means the United States has no nukes so be it.

Bottom Line

In a reality check, Reagan-era Defense official Frank Gafney Jr. points out that “There is only one country on earth that Team Obama can absolutely, positively denuclearize: Ours.” (4) The 2012 elections are very important.

Use this site to contact your Congressional Representative:

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

To read more use these links:  

1.      http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NUCLEAR_WEAPONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

2.      http://ap.stripes.com/dynamic/stories/U/US_NUCLEAR_WEAPONS?SITE=DCSAS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-02-15-11-30-58

3.      http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/02/15/staggering_obama_to_cut_nukes_by_80

4.      http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/world/05nuclear.html?pagewanted=all

5.      http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/white-house-weighs-nuclear-arms-cuts-but-will-wait-for-more-talks-with-russia/2012/02/14/gIQAfdDgER_story.html

Have you answered this week’s CiR.com poll?

 This day in history February 18th

1972: The Supreme Court eliminated the death penalty, ruling it unconstitutional

In this world you may have knowledge or you may have repose, but you may not have both.  What have you done today to deserve to live in America

Comments on this or any other coachisright.com essay can be sent by following the posting instructions below.