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Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

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Iran never breached the nuclear accord Obama put into place.

Iran knows it needs a nuclear device to deter the US.

Iran knows its oil will always be wanted on certain segments of the market.

The mullahs know they will be okay and don't really give a flying unicorn about the people.

Good work, Donny.

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Good thing Trump ripped up the agreement with nothing in place to replace it. Very responsible leadership.

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Time to welcome a new member to the nuclear arms family. Like it or not, with the way things are going, they will continue to ignore international agreements and do what they want. The world did practically nothing when NK became nuclear capable, so I dont see anyone doing anything about Iran.

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Time to welcome a new member to the nuclear arms family. 

Alls fair in love and war.

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Trump has gone from useless to officially counterproductive.

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look at the love Kim gets from the USA as a nuclear power. Any country on the US sh!t kist would be smart to get nukes as soon as possible. What a total Ivanka of time that deal was after Don the Con ripped it up with nothing in place to cement any new demands except sanctions.

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despite Western fears about it.

Correction, American Neocon fears. Europe has never expressed any fears about Iran.

The whole situation is beginning to enter dangerous territory. I am sure there will be more false flag attacks in the coming days and weeks, but i am 99 percent sure America would not invade or attack Iran, that would be completely suicidal for Trump. He know very well the vast majority of Americans are against oversees wars. In fact, one of the reasons he got elected is because he campaigned against foreign interventions. No matter how many false flag attacks they stage against Iran, there is no way the public will turn in favor of foreign intervention. Trump would have to be complete imbecile to start another war.

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Ryabkov said. "Iran has faced an unprecedented and unthinkable U.S. sanction pressure, effectively meaning a total oil embargo, an attempt to strangle a sovereign state."

Putin's oligarchs know for the Russian empire to continue its expansion (see Eurasian Economic Union) it needs to keep its partnership with Iran in their global gas cartel.

"The policy changed from 'wait out Trump' to 'hit back at Trump.'

This is what happens when the US is led by a corrupt businessman/politician like Trump who is in so far over his head on issues beyond real estate development (and even then he needs armies of lawyers, accountants and fixers to guide him) that he's completely lost on both international and domestic issues.

Trump has NEVER cared one anything for anyone other than himself and his offspring. The ONLY things he cares about are fattening his bank accounts and paying off his debts to 'international financiers'.

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We break the treaty that Iran was adhering to. I do not see any reason that we can complain that Iran has violated that treaty. A treaty is a two way street; when one party says that it is not gone to play by the rules, the other does not have to follow the rules either. However, I expect that the Republicans and Trump will scream foul.

When the US has already pulled out of the deal, we can hardly say Iran has "breached" the deal.

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Correction, American Neocon fears. Europe has never expressed any fears about Iran.

Very true. Iran’s offence has been to shout death to America. Why would the rest of the world be offended by that?

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This article is a bit late . here is a link with an agreement made so Iran can navigate the illegal US sanctions and keep the Iran deal going.https://financialtribune.com/articles/business-and-markets/98681/eu-says-instex-operational. So now Trump and the US's foreign policy in disarray . Oil price started falling on the EU-China-Iran agreement, so that will hurt Trumps majestic art of the deal. Now hopefully we will see Venezuela reach a similar deal so venezuela and Iran can breach US sanctions and start releasing their oil on to the market, and bring the price of oil down and some sanity to Trumps sanctions policies .

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Will this news be used to start a war there?

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We break the treaty that Iran was adhering to. 

Which wouldn’t have done squat and was a ruse from the get, but as typical Obama cared more about a legacy win over the concerns of the Sunnis ans Israel and to a growing extent the US, but that didn’t matter to him, future businesses opportunities and possibilities were more important.

I do not see any reason that we can complain that Iran has violated that treaty. A treaty is a two way street;

Iran isn’t doing anything we didn’t already anticipate, the writing on the wall was always there, even now, if Iran wanted to show good will, no one is telling them to enrich uranium, they made the conscious decision to do so. Well, so much for good will on their part.

when one party says that it is not gone to play by the rules, the other does not have to follow the rules either. 

They don’t have to and we have the absolute right to demand them to disarm, but if they don’t, they get hit with more sanctions, they can always be applied that’s the good thing.

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It was just so obvious and predictable we would come to this point if Trump did what he did. I'm really struggling to think they want Iran to start enriching again. I don't see any possible reason, but when a guy drives a car 100 mph into a wall on a straight line....ya gotta wonder....intentional?

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The kindergarten level diplomacy of Trump and his merry band of Neocons continues. On one side of the world he yucks it up with Putin and laughs about his attack on our democracy, to the opposite part of the world where the dangerous consequences of his welching on the Iran deal that was successfully working are now apparent.

He has given the Ayatollah and the hard-liners in Iran all they want - more justification to demonize the US and sideline the moderates.

And Kim, who may want a deal, looks at what the US did with Iran and thinks, we're keeping our nukes no matter what piece of paper Trump signs, because its as good as his promise to have Mexico pay for the wall, "mark my words, mark my words"....

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The kindergarten

Kindergarten? That’s a new one....

level diplomacy of Trump and his merry band of Neocons continues. On one side of the world he yucks it up with Putin and laughs about his attack on our democracy, to the opposite part of the world where the dangerous consequences of his welching on the Iran deal that was successfully working are now apparent. 

Given Obama’s appeasement stances on all adversaries, I would say based on their weak history, critics are the last people to say anything, like they got some juice..lol.

He has given the Ayatollah and the hard-liners in Iran all they want - more justification to demonize the US and sideline the moderates. 

If Trump gave them what they want, if there even remotely true, they wouldn’t need to take an aggressive hostile posture or pull the Europeans in to see about getting around the sanctions....Yeah, good luck with that.

And Kim, who may want a deal, looks at what the US did with Iran and thinks, we're keeping our nukes no matter what piece of paper Trump signs, because its as good as his promise to have Mexico pay for the wall, "mark my words, mark my words"....

Well, then he can continue to look over his shoulder and squander what little money he has left, he wants his money, he wants sanction relief and we want him to denuclearize, simple as that.

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If you want a reason why Iran would go nuclear take out a map. See Afghanistan and Iraq on either side of Iran? Those countries are full of U.S. bases. America has been every actively taking over the Middle East for decades. Guess what? Iranians don't want to be an American colony. Even the people will probably side with the Mullahs rather than the U.S. government on that one.

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bass4funk: Which wouldn’t have done squat and was a ruse from the get

You're confused. Iran was complying. Even Trump signed off on it, every 90 days. Obama successfully took Iran's nukes off the table and Trump himself agreed.

Iran isn’t doing anything we didn’t already anticipate

Exactly. We knew they'd start to leave the agreement eventually. Are we to assume this is the point Trump wanted to be at?

the writing on the wall was always there

There is no writing on any walls. Iran was complying. Trump agreed.

even now, if Iran wanted to show good will, no one is telling them to enrich uranium, they made the conscious decision to do so. Well, so much for good will on their part.

Sure, you can say that. There's no law against it.

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How many people out there trust the Iranians more with nukes than the N. Koreans with nukes? As nutty as the Iranians might be, the N. Koreans are nuttier. Trump throws away one deal with the less nutty of the two to create nukes, and at the same time makes a deal with the nuttier one to maintain their nuclear program and weapons.

Trump's fans have got to be nuts if they thinks he's making the world a safer place.

Instead of just one nuclear threat to worry about, now we have two since Trump has taken office. Outstanding job, Mr. President.

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 Iran’s offence has been to shout death to America. Why would the rest of the world be offended by that?

Because America is the world's number one aid donor?

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Iran, for your own defence you need a nuclear program. The US has no authority to dictate who can and who cannot have a nuclear deterrent. The US has no authority to disarm any nation.

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Which wouldn’t have done squat and was a ruse from the get

And then you realize it prevented Iran from enriching large amounts of uranium to a high level. But, yeah, that's not doing squat.

I'm guessing the response to this message will be something about how the deal didn't prevent Iran from improving its ballistic missiles or from funding proxies. Anything to complain about except the actual substance.

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Because America is the world's number one aid donor?

So everyone should just forget America’s atrocities and start war with America because America is pissy that some people across the planet from them are screaming death to America? And to be fair, are arguably justified in their hatred of America after what America did to their country.

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Well, then he can continue to look over his shoulder and squander what little money he has left, he wants his money, he wants sanction relief and we want him to denuclearize, simple as that.

Sanctions on the DPRK are simply an extension of what Obama was doing. Donny is one-upping Obama by appeasing Kim with photo ops and capitulating to the DPRK by cancelling war games. Talk about a weak, ineffective president.

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The US has no authority to dictate who can and who cannot have a nuclear deterrent. The US has no authority to disarm any nation.

Our ability to obliterate other countries with relative easy says otherwise.

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You're confused.

I’m never confused, get that out of the way.

Iran was complying.

Yeah, the msm keep telling us that, we get it, we get it, but that never would have contained Iran long term and it wouldn’t have mattered in the end, not for the Saudis and the Israelis. The Europeans could care less because they don’t live in the region, so for them, out of sight and out of mind, everything seemed great and fine on the surface.

Even Trump signed off on it, every 90 days.

But Trump was never ultimately for the deal and promised during the campaign, he was going to tear it up and to his credit, thankfully, he did. He knew just like everyone else and according to Saudi and Mossad as well as our intelligence knew it was all BS.

Exactly. We knew they'd start to leave the agreement eventually.

Thank you

Sure, you can say that. There's no law against it

Same to you, Kudos.

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Iran, for your own defence you need a nuclear program.

Then they are on borrowed time.

The US has no authority to dictate who can and who cannot have a nuclear deterrent.

Even if we wouldn’t do anything, there is NO WAY Israel or the Saudis will allow a nuclear Iran to roam around in the region, that’s an absolute promise.

The US has no authority to disarm any nation

But we will as well, as well as Israel and the Saudis. We don’t need to send ground troops, but more sanctions will come and Iran is already hurting and that pain will increase.

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Trump has shown Iran that abiding by agreements is the way to be shunned by America, and having nuclear weapons is the way to get love, adoration, praise, and personal love letters from Trump. So it's quite clear the path Iran needs to take here.

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Good thing Trump ripped up the agreement with nothing in place to replace it. Very responsible leadership.

you forget one huge point! this agreement was only temporary!

.... so while it might be have looking all nice for a few years, Iran would have been able to get untold millions $$$ to put into what they wanted to do all along ..... Iran has shown its true intent/colors

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So it's quite clear the path Iran needs to take here.

As do we.

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Bass:. Yeah, the msm keep telling us that

No, Donald Trump told us that. The msm didn't inaccurately report that Trump agreed that Iran was complying. Trump signed off on it prrsonally.

You are as lost as we are as to why Trump did what he did. As a coping mechanism you are trying to create an alternate reality where Iran was breaking the rules even when Trump said they weren't.

I just find the humiliation fascinating. Now repeat my words back to me.

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No, Donald Trump told us that. The msm didn't inaccurately report that Trump agreed that Iran was complying. Trump signed off on it prrsonally.

Yes, but at the same time, Trump said during his campaign he WOULD tear up the deal and he did and hearing the reports of what Iran’s true intentions were, it was only inevitable of what they were planning and doing and Trump thankfully cut the cord.

You are as lost as we are

I'm not the one with tunnel vision.

As a coping mechanism you are trying to create an alternate reality

No, you’re just led by the msm machine that guides liberals like lemmings down a cliff.

where Iran was breaking the rules even when Trump said they weren't.

Which also said, he would tear up.

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Israel and Saudi are unable to do anything against the Iranians

110% not true, especially if they feel the need to attack Iran because of a growing nuclear threat, most definitely. They would sit by and allow Iran to get the drop and bomb them. Iraq ans Syria already know this.

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despite Western fears about it.

Correction, American Neocon fears. Europe has never expressed any fears about Iran.

Correction, Israeli fears. Americans are not in any danger of being attacked by Iran.

Actually, I do believe that Iran has no intention of having nuclear weapons. The Israelis just want to have total control of the region and want the US to destroy Iran.

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The kindergarten

Kindergarten? That’s a new one....

I've been saying that since Mattis, Kelly, McMaster, and Cohn left - just go back and read some of my posts..

level diplomacy of Trump and his merry band of Neocons continues. On one side of the world he yucks it up with Putin and laughs about his attack on our democracy, to the opposite part of the world where the dangerous consequences of his welching on the Iran deal that was successfully working are now apparent. 

Given Obama’s appeasement stances on all adversaries, I would say based on their weak history, critics are the last people to say anything, like they got some juice..lol.

Dodge. But What About. Thanks for agreeing with me.

He has given the Ayatollah and the hard-liners in Iran all they want - more justification to demonize the US and sideline the moderates. 

If Trump gave them what they want, if there even remotely true, they wouldn’t need to take an aggressive hostile posture or pull the Europeans in to see about getting around the sanctions....Yeah, good luck with that.

The hard-liners and Ayatollah want to stoke nationalism, solidify their position as the governing faction, and sideline the moderates - Donnie has done everything to support that. He's done nothing to support the moderates who want peace. Conservatives supporting conservatives...

And Kim, who may want a deal, looks at what the US did with Iran and thinks, we're keeping our nukes no matter what piece of paper Trump signs, because its as good as his promise to have Mexico pay for the wall, "mark my words, mark my words"....

Well, then he can continue to look over his shoulder and squander what little money he has left, he wants his money, he wants sanction relief and we want him to denuclearize, simple as that.

And China, who we are engaged in an unnecessary trade war, will keep them on life support and let them keep their nukes. Kindergartners....

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No, Donald Trump told us that. The msm didn't inaccurately report that Trump agreed that Iran was complying. Trump signed off on it prrsonally.

Yes, but at the same time, Trump said during his campaign he WOULD tear up the deal and he did and hearing the reports of what Iran’s true intentions were, it was only inevitable of what they were planning and doing and Trump thankfully cut the cord.

Looks like someone got a little confused on what Donnie signed off on...

You are as lost as we are

I'm not the one with tunnel vision.

Just Putin-vision....

As a coping mechanism you are trying to create an alternate reality

No, you’re just led by the msm machine that guides liberals like lemmings down a cliff.

Better MSM than Russian Today and the Internet Research Agency...

where Iran was breaking the rules even when Trump said they weren't.

Which also said, he would tear up.

More confusion...didn't someone say they were "never confused"?

bass4funkToday  10:51 am JST

I’m never confused, get that out of the way.

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 hearing the reports of what Iran’s true intentions were, it was only inevitable of what they were

They were abiding by the deal right up until Donny pulled the US out and started choking their economy.

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Iran is responding to the broken deal and goading from the Trump administration have dealt. It's not surprising that this is happening.

Well, at least Trump got the North Korean regime to denuclearize, eh.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/30/world/asia/trump-kim-north-korea-negotiations.html

Oops.

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I've been saying that since Mattis, Kelly, McMaster, and Cohn left - just go back and read some of my posts..

So as with the media, very little validity.

Dodge. But What About. Thanks for agreeing with me.

But I didn’t.

Actually, he has that’s what the sanctions are there for.

And China, who we are engaged in an unnecessary trade war,

That’s not what most Republicans and Democrats think...we’ll...the moderate Democrats, the socialists, God who knows...

will keep them on life support and let them keep their nukes. Kindergartners....

And we’ll keep draining that money

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Israel has no stomach for a war with Iran

But they will without a thought once Iran decides to attack it.

The two pushing for an American attack against Iran are Saudi and the UAE.

Not the UAE, but the same goes for the Saudis, they won’t tolerate a nuclear Iran

America is unable to go to war with Iran

We almost did and if it comes to that (and I really hope it doesn’t ) then that is what will happen.

and even Trump admitted there'll be no American troops on the ground.

We don’t need to start a ground war. We control the air and the sea.

The sanctions are the only weapon America can use.

And it looks like they’re about to get tighter...a lot tighter.

Iran has the backing of Russia and China.

Good.

Iran will produce a nuclear bomb by this time next year unless Trump backs down. 

Going to harder with more sanctions in place and sanctioning those that would try to undermine them. That’s why Europe’s hands are in a bind and Iran is just livid.

Also this time next year, NK will also still have their nuclear weapons.

They can, but Kim looks a little bewildered, probably is not eating healthy, no money, hard to get the food you want.

Sanctions squeeze but don't strangle.

They will if you add more and tighten that noose.

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Well, if you're gonna let N. Korea keep its nukes, then you might as well let the Iranians keep their nukes as well (with no strings attached this time). Also, hasn't their always been a rather close connection between N. Korea and Iran and their nuclear programs?

I'm not as worried about N. Korea using a nuke as I am about them selling the highest bidder, or nuclear proliferation. N. Korea being as cash hungry as they're reputed as being, wouldn't think twice about selling nukes to terrorists. This is a dangerous direction.

SNAFU

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Why is Donny so weak and ineffective on Iran and the DPRK?

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The author clearly wanted to get across Netanyahu's message that this was "a significant step toward making a nuclear weapon"; it is mentioned twice in the same article.

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Bass:. and hearing the reports of what Iran’s true intentions were, it was only inevitable of what they were planning and doing and Trump thankfully cut the cord.

What are you talking about? Reports of Iran's true intentions? And that's why Trump ended the agreement?

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Iran won’t be attacking any country including Saudi, UAE, Israel.

Ok, that’s one opinion.

They are not stupid.

We thought the same about even contemplating taking Americans hostage and yet, it happened.

Saudi and the UAE won’t attack Iran even if they have a nuclear bomb by next year.

It’s a matter of time and Israel won’t wait and if they even get so much as a whiff, that’s it and itch the sanctions in place....

Israel might make air strikes but very limited.

That’s all they need for a precision attack.

It only has a sitting government at the moment. We don’t even know who the next PM will be.

Exactly, either way, WE don’t know, but Israel won’t be a sitting duck, ever.

America could make limited air strikes but won’t be able to control the vast Iranian airspace.

With the Israelis and the Saudis divide it up, our bombers and aircraft carriers you don’t need to control the entire airspace, at least one country, you can disperse them. Either way, Iran would definitely bite off more than it could chew.

America would pay a price with their advanced missile systems.

Nothing that our B-2 bombers couldn’t handle.

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Iraq Part II: Mission Accomplished Revenge!

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What are you talking about? Reports of Iran's true intentions? And that's why Trump ended the agreement?

And then during the campaign trail he made it abundantly clear the deal was going to be junked.

https://nypost.com/2019/06/24/iran-wants-to-talk-with-us-after-trump-eases-maximum-pressure-campaign/

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Bass:. and hearing the reports of what Iran’s true intentions were, it was only inevitable of what they were planning and doing and Trump thankfully cut the cord.

Superlib: What are you talking about? Reports of Iran's true intentions? And that's why Trump ended the agreement?

bass: And then during the campaign trail he made it abundantly clear the deal was going to be junked.

You said that Trump heard the reports of Iran's true intentions and something about it being inevitable what they were planning. What were you talking about?

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You said that Trump heard the reports of Iran's true intentions and something about it being inevitable what they were planning. What were you talking about?

Are you serious? I hate to bring this to you, but a lot of people in the Pentagon as well as Trump always hated that disastrous deal with Iran, even some Democrats, but they went with it anyway, without a doubt they discussed it, advised the President and he decided to cancel it. That’s obvious they talked, they have to, our Government shares information with our allies in the Middle East, with the Saudi some of the Israel lease as well and then they put a final report all together based on multiple factors in one of them, the history of Iran and how will conducted itself through the years, and with all that no one was convinced, I know the Liberals are convinced because Obama for some benign reason said so, but once he was out and everyone started to wake up and deal with reality, this was the only sensible thing to do.

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Israel could surrender all their nuclear weapons in return for nuclear coverage. Iran gives up its ambitions in return for nuclear coverage from Russia, NK gives theirs up for coverage by China.

Oh, the unicorns are running wild today. As if the only Jewish nation which is surrounded by enemies that longed for its destruction would even contemplate on doing that. Wow, just wow....

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Why is Donny so weak and ineffective on Iran and the DPRK?

He's not. Why would you ask such a nonsensical question?

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But Isarel and the likes of you expect no other nation to have them, nuclear weapons.

Yes, the US is not going around telling people it will nuke them just because they’re angry at them, you let any of these rogue nations have a nuke and you have an arms race. The Saudis have the Pakistani’s build bombs for them. So either way, we really don’t want the Sunnis or the Iraqis truth be told, but it won’t stop there.

On the issue of nuclear weapons, Israel is a rogue nation even refusing any UN inspections of their nuke plant which has reached extreme deterioration state according to some inside sources.

And the Israelis want peace and I support simply because the Israelis are in shark infested waters and they want to live peacefully with their Muslim neighbors, but in reality they don’t want them there and after the 6 day war, they continued to assure everyone’s survival within the Jewish neighborhood adapted and change and they believe “never again.” Nukes for the Israelis are a survival tool and they need all the help they can get.

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bass: and then they put a final report all together based on multiple factors in one of them, the history of Iran and how will conducted itself through the years, and with all that no one was convinced

Can you tell us what was in this final report or a link to it? I'd be curious to see who wrote it and what information was contained in it.

And did Trump get access to the report before he was President when he said he would cancel it? Or is this a more recent report?

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Can you tell us what was in this final report or a link to it?

I don’t know, none of us know what was said in the Pentagon in and do the joint Chiefs of staff and with the president and with the intelligence community and said, that’s way above my pay grade, but I’ll say this, I’ll go by them, history over what Obama, msm and the liberal business community are trying to force feed me to think.

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Trump recently threatened to use nukes.

Yes, after the Iranians threatened us.

9 times Trump or his top officials threatened to attack or nuke other countries in 2018

Heard that. As a result and because they had a hissy fit that Trump demolished that stupid deal, they tried to threaten us and Trump threatened them back.

Guess you didn't get the memo.

The administration was even held in violation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as a result of some of the president's threats, delivered via tweet.

Lol, you know what I think of the U.N., I think Trump and most conservatives have the same feeling, I know Bolton does for sure.

The U.N....ROFL!

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Trump said he would strike against Iran if they exceeded the uranium limit.

So what now?

Did he? Are Nukes flying? A shot across the bow. Nothing happened and nothing will just like with Kim when both were saber rattling. As long as Iran doesn’t harm any of our interests, kills any of our people or attempts to try and destroy us. Iran will be fine.

you are contradicting your previous comment.

No, sadly....

It wasn't just Iran that Trump made nuke threats against.

Anyone can make verbal threats, threats in and of itself is not a tangible thing.

By Twitter, interviews, or statements, the Trump administration threatened North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Russia with military action.

Zichi, come on now...you’re digging, I’ll give you a gold plated shovel, come on now...seriously? Lol

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No I am not. Its all out to be found and read.

Like this one

He sure did and after they threatened him, he did the opposite, great on him!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/24/iran-reportedly-threatens-countermeasures-if-us-blocks-its-oil-expor.html

Also....

On August 6, 2018, the Trump administration re-imposed the following sanctions that were lifted under the JCPOA:

Sanctions on Iran buying or acquiring U.S. dollars;

Sanctions on Iran’s trade in gold or precious metals;

Sanctions on the direct or indirect sale, supply, or transfer to or from Iran of graphite, raw, or semi-finished metals such as aluminum and steel, coal, and software for integrating industrial processes;

Sanctions on transactions related to the purchase or sale of Iranian rials, or the maintenance of significant funds or accounts outside the territory of Iran denominated in the Iranian rial;

Sanctions on issuing Iranian sovereign debt; and

Sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector.

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And the people acting suprised or blaming trump need to really consider thinking about their position. Agreements like this are useless, that is why Trump backed out. Countries run by violent tyrannies DO NOT care about treaties. They sign deals knowing they have no intention of keeping them because that is what they do. They are violent tyrannies, they don't care about laws or deals or anyone not them. Countries who would follow a deal like that, you do not need to worry about in the first place. In the 1930s, Hitler and the Japanese emperor both signed deals limiting the size of weapons, at the time battleships. They signed, knowing they were both already building ships breaking the treaty. Both countries along with Italy and other axis countries all signed non-proliferation of war treaties. And guess what, they ignored those treaties as Italy invaded, Ethiopia, Japan invaded korea and Germany invaded poland. Bottom line is on one side you have countries that in general will avoid war, are not prone to random attacks of mass destruction and dont in violently oppress their own people, countries you can make treaties with. On the other side, are countries of violence, run by warlords, tyrants or religious fanatics who care so little about human life that they would in fact nuke a few cities just because some holy man said they are insulted or just to take territory or just because they want some entertainment. This is what Iran is and countries like this, are similar to pre-ww2 germany and japan, you cant make treaties with these countries, they wont follow them.

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bass: I don’t know, none of us know what was said in the Pentagon in and do the joint Chiefs of staff and with the president and with the intelligence community and said, that’s way above my pay grade, but I’ll say this, I’ll go by them

Excellent. So we all agree Iran was complying and Obama successfully took enrichment off the table. I was worried you were going to tell me Trump was lying to us when he signed off on it.

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Andrew: And the people acting suprised or blaming trump need to really consider thinking about their position. Agreements like this are useless, that is why Trump backed out. Countries run by violent tyrannies DO NOT care about treaties. They sign deals knowing they have no intention of keeping them because that is what they do

Then you must think Trump is pretty crazy to try to negotiate a new one.

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The Iran nuclear program is for to wipe out Israel from the map.

I don't think Israel will not accept Iran possession of nuclear weapon. So the war is coming soon in the Persian gulf.

The 2015 nuclear deal was good for Iran and the EU because the France and Germany can invest in Iranian Oil business and will lift all nuclear-related economic sanctions on Iran and freeing up tens of billions of dollars in oil revenue and frozen assets.

The nuclear deal was not intended for permanent restriction on Iran nuclear enrichment program and the deal has sunset clauses’—these are the clauses with restrictions that sunset or end between 2026 and 2031. After 2025, the Iranian regime will own the nuclear weapon. The Iran nuclear enrichment program should be restricted permanently if the EU and the UN do not want war in the Persian gulf. Iran will earn a trillion of dollars from the Oil and Iran will interfere in other Middle East states' affair and support Islamic terrorist groups around the world. The Iranian regime was not using the income from Oil on its peoples' welfare. The oil money was using civil war in Yemen and Syria.

The President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal was not wrong. It doesn't matter Iranian regime starting to enrich nuclear now or after 2025. The US sanctions will reduce Iranian regime financial and weapons, supporting in Yemen and Islamic armed groups in Syria. Also, Hezbolla is building up its military at Israel border.

People need to understand the more money Iranian regime have, the more problem creates in the Middle East and other parts of the world by the Iranian clergy regime. The Iranian clergy regime must go for the sake of Iranian peoples

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Then you must think Trump is pretty crazy to try to negotiate a new one.

I don’t know about Andrew but I certainly do think it is crazy to make treaties with terrorist states such as Iran and North Korea. Who in their right minds actually believe that either of these lunatic regimes are at all trustworthy?

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I don’t know about Andrew but I certainly do think it is crazy to make treaties with terrorist states such as Iran and North Korea. Who in their right minds actually believe that either of these lunatic regimes are at all trustworthy?

So how do you feel about Trump meeting with Kim in North Korea, to try to work out a treaty with NK?

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Trump said during his campaign he WOULD tear up the deal and he did and hearing the reports of what Iran’s true intentions were, it was only inevitable of what they were planning and doing and Trump thankfully cut the cord.

There are two complete and utter failures of logic here:

1) Trump said he would tear up the argument during the campaign, and therefore he is justified in tearing up the argument.

Um...

2) We can see by the fact that Iran is doing what they are doing due to Trump ripping up the agreement that they would have inevitably done this had Trump not ripped up the agreement.

Um...

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Trump said he would strike against Iran if they exceeded the uranium limit.

So what now?

You want him to have some Iranians killed?

The Iranian will eventually come to the table, their economy is in shambles and people are getting restless.

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Trump said he would strike against Iran if they exceeded the uranium limit.

So what now?

You want him to have some Iranians killed?

We want him and you to tell us what is the long term strategy and what's next? He said he would strike Iran if they exceeded the limit - that sounds like a "red line" to me. Is he going to do it? Do you want him to?

The Iranian will eventually come to the table, their economy is in shambles and people are getting restless.

That's the moderates - the ones Trump threw under the bus when he reneged on the nuclear deal. The hard-liners and Ayatollah want war, and Donnie is giving them everything they want...conservatives helping conservatives...

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 Well, so much for good will on their part.

lol pleease, Iran was following it obligations under the Obama led deal. What did Trumpsters expect, throw away a deal, place sanctions on Iran and expect them to show good will in response. Respect and good will goes both ways , threats and insults will get you the opposite. Basic human psychology 101. what now for Trump !? war!?

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The Iranian will eventually come to the table, their economy is in shambles and people are getting restless.

said that about NK for the last 20+yrs, yet they still managed to build nukes and missiles, Iran has far more resources and porous borders than NK. Trump has basically accelerated the rate in which Iran will acquire nukes

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Excellent. So we all agree Iran was complying and Obama

No, I never said that. I agreed that the deal was a bad one from the start, even some Democrats were against it, we all saw the writing on the wall except for Obama...which wasn’t a first...

The Iran nuclear program is for to wipe out Israel from the map.

I don't think Israel will not accept Iran possession of nuclear weapon. So the war is coming soon in the Persian gulf.

The 2015 nuclear deal was good for Iran and the EU because the France and Germany can invest in Iranian Oil business and will lift all nuclear-related economic sanctions on Iran and freeing up tens of billions of dollars in oil revenue and frozen assets.

The nuclear deal was not intended for permanent restriction on Iran nuclear enrichment program and the deal has sunset clauses’—these are the clauses with restrictions that sunset or end between 2026 and 2031. After 2025, the Iranian regime will own the nuclear weapon. The Iran nuclear enrichment program should be restricted permanently if the EU and the UN do not want war in the Persian gulf. Iran will earn a trillion of dollars from the Oil and Iran will interfere in other Middle East states' affair and support Islamic terrorist groups around the world. The Iranian regime was not using the income from Oil on its peoples' welfare. The oil money was using civil war in Yemen and Syria.

The President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal was not wrong. It doesn't matter Iranian regime starting to enrich nuclear now or after 2025. The US sanctions will reduce Iranian regime financial and weapons, supporting in Yemen and Islamic armed groups in Syria. Also, Hezbolla is building up its military at Israel border.

People need to understand the more money Iranian regime have, the more problem creates in the Middle East and other parts of the world by the Iranian clergy regime. The Iranian clergy regime must go for the sake of Iranian peoples

100% spot on.

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We want him and you to tell us what is the long term strategy and what's next

Trump's already said he wants to ensure Iran never gets nukes, and, why not, make Iran great again. Something wrong with that?

For years growing up, I believed what I was taught at school and saw on the news that America is a force for good. Obviously I can see right through that now i'm a bit older and wiser.

Oh, can you see right through the approx. $50 billion in U.S. annual foreign aid and all the humanitarian assistance provided by the U.S. military in various countries?

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We want him and you to tell us what is the long term strategy and what's next?

And if he doesn’t? Then what? What are you going to do?

He said he would strike Iran if they exceeded the limit - that sounds like a "red line" to me. Is he going to do it? Do you want him to?

No, verbal “Red line” was given. Let’s see how smart the Iranians are, will they try and strike at any American interests? Do they want even more crippling sanctions bogging them down? Their options are dwindling..

That's the moderates - the ones Trump threw under the bus when he reneged on the nuclear deal.

What a load of manure, these so called moderates which is a hilarious jokes were predominantly business investors that wanted to open up Iran’s market and allow it to take its side next to the international community, another reason why so many Europeans are ticked at this....but who cares? I don’t....

The hard-liners and Ayatollah want war, and Donnie is giving them everything they want...conservatives helping conservatives...

No bomb has been dropped relax. The Iranians want to live, the Mullahs are crazy, but they’re not stupid.

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No bomb has been dropped relax. The Iranians want to live, the Mullahs are crazy, but they’re not stupid.

who said anything about dropping a bomb , theyll do an underground test first and just like NK the US cant do anything about it, unless they want the middle east in an all out war. War with Iran will make Iraq and Syria look like a picnic

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who said anything about dropping a bomb , theyll do an underground test first and just like NK the US cant do anything about it,

There’s plenty we can do and the sanctions is one of the best tools, make it as painfully hard as we can on this regime.

unless they want the middle east in an all out war. War with Iran will make Iraq and Syria look like a picnic

Nothing a B-2 carpet bomber can’t handle.

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We want him and you to tell us what is the long term strategy and what's next

Trump's already said he wants to ensure Iran never gets nukes, and, why not, make Iran great again. Something wrong with that?

Details - that's a goal - what's the strategy? And you didn't answer the rest of the question...He said he would strike Iran if they exceeded the limit - that sounds like a "red line" to me. Is he going to do it? Do you want him to?

We want him and you to tell us what is the long term strategy and what's next?

And if he doesn’t? Then what? What are you going to do?

???? Me? What's the President going to do? This is about him - his strategy, his foreign policy - what's he going to do - is he going to strike Iran?

He said he would strike Iran if they exceeded the limit - that sounds like a "red line" to me. Is he going to do it? Do you want him to?

No, verbal “Red line” was given. Let’s see how smart the Iranians are, will they try and strike at any American interests? Do they want even more crippling sanctions bogging them down? Their options are dwindling..

Trump: We will strike Iran if they exceed the limit. That sounds like a bright red line to me. You agree? Should we strike Iran? What if he doesn't?

That's the moderates - the ones Trump threw under the bus when he reneged on the nuclear deal.

What a load of manure, these so called moderates which is a hilarious jokes were predominantly business investors that wanted to open up Iran’s market and allow it to take its side next to the international community, another reason why so many Europeans are ticked at this....but who cares? I don’t....

BS. Don't care about war? You sound like John Bolton. Trump has evidently made some deal with the hard-liners - conservatives in cahoots with conservatives...

The hard-liners and Ayatollah want war, and Donnie is giving them everything they want...conservatives helping conservatives...

No bomb has been dropped relax. The Iranians want to live, the Mullahs are crazy, but they’re not stupid.

Then why would they blow up two tankers and shoot down a Global Hawk drone?

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@IloveCoffee

Europe has never expressed any fears about Iran.

Why should it? Native extremists, left and right, aided by immigrant Islamists are doing a fine job of making Jews feel so unsafe that they are leaving Europe in record numbers. To paraphrase Stalin: “No Jews, no problem.”

@rlperez ...

Iran, for your own defence you need a nuclear program. The US has no authority to dictate who can and who cannot have a nuclear deterrent. The US has no authority to disarm any nation.

The first sentence is correct. With a nuclear deterrent against Israel, Iran may feel free to continue attacks against Israel from proxies’ bases in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza.

A nation threatened with destruction, as Israel is, has the moral imperative to disarm any adversary.

Would Iran hesitate to use a nuclear weapon against Tel Aviv to destroy Israel even if it meant killing hundreds of thousand co-religionists in Israel or Gaza? No. Jews and other “non-believers” are the Ayatollahs’ enemies - Muslims killed as “collateral damage” are promised paradise as martyrs.

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@bass4funk

No bomb has been dropped relax. The Iranians want to live, the Mullahs are crazy, but they’re not stupid.

No, the Mullahs are not crazy. They are calculating religious fanatics who unceasingly and energetically strive for dominance in the world. Think this is not true? Read what Islamists write for consumption in the Muslim world. Hitler was a piker compared to them.

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Details - that's a goal - what's the strategy?

I don’t know and we don’t need to know, it’s not going to help your life or mine. But the President has the Pentagon, Bolton and Pompeo to work on that and you always get so excited, relax. If the Iran attacks or goes along with a test, then we shall see what happens, there was NO VERBAL RED LINE. So it’s all good.

Should we strike Iran? What if he doesn't? 

I gave you the answer.

BS. Don't care about war? You sound like John Bolton.

But I don’t write policy, relax.

Trump has evidently made some deal with the hard-liners - conservatives in cahoots with conservatives...

We don’t know that.

Then why would they blow up two tankers and shoot down a Global Hawk drone?

No one died, so it would be unjustifiable raw force, we have soldiers die, then it’s an entirely different story.

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No, the Mullahs are not crazy. They are calculating religious fanatics who unceasingly and energetically strive for dominance in the world. Think this is not true? Read what Islamists write for consumption in the Muslim world. Hitler was a piker compared to them.

Good point, you’re right.

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Details - that's a goal - what's the strategy?

I don’t know and we don’t need to know, it’s not going to help your life or mine. But the President has the Pentagon, Bolton and Pompeo to work on that and you always get so excited, relax. If the Iran attacks or goes along with a test, then we shall see what happens, there was NO VERBAL RED LINE. So it’s all good.

You don't know. We all don't know. And if he is relying on Bolton and Pompeo, then everyone needs to know. What are these two war-loving Neocons planning? Iraq War 2.0? Trump must explain what the strategy is to get to his goal, and if it involves war, he needs to tell us that, and why this time its OK, when he called the last middle east war the worst mistake in our history...

Should we strike Iran? What if he doesn't? 

I gave you the answer.

Repeat it, so all can hear and understand.

BS. Don't care about war? You sound like John Bolton.

But I don’t write policy, relax.

But you defend this President and administration, so explain to us why you are defending it.

Trump has evidently made some deal with the hard-liners - conservatives in cahoots with conservatives...

We don’t know that.

But its a logical conclusion and "highly reputable people" have said its true - you know, like "Obama was born in Kenya"...

Then why would they blow up two tankers and shoot down a Global Hawk drone?

No one died, so it would be unjustifiable raw force, we have soldiers die, then it’s an entirely different story.

Could have easily killed sailors on the tanker and shot down a manned jet instead of a drone. They want war and Trump is aiding them...

And if Trump said he would strike Iran if they exceeded their nuclear materiel limit, and set that red line, then every hour he doesn't do that, he is as guilty as Obama was in Syria. Ann Coulter was right - he is worst than Obama.

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Now who do or even can we believe in this? Dictator Don has lied and lied and LIED repeated. He just can't tell the truth.

He wants to 'justify' another war to divert attention from his concentration camps. Excuse, excuses, excuses - I'm SICK of him and his lies and excuses!

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We can see by the fact that Iran is doing what they are doing due to Trump ripping up the agreement that they would have inevitably done this had Trump not ripped up the agreement.

Remember that the notion of cause and effect is not well understood by Trump cultists.

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We can see by the fact that Iran is doing what they are doing due to Trump ripping up the agreement that they would have inevitably done this had Trump not ripped up the agreement

No one is buying that garbage for a second.

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