It is known that President Obama is leaving a huge legacy from his 8-years in the White House as the first Black President, amongst his claimed achievements are ObamaCare, The Iranian Nuclear Deal, and Economic Recovery after the 2008 Financial Crisis. Unfortunately, ObamaCare has turned out to be a disaster and the worst is to come, as new taxes and rules will hit on January 1, 2017 and be felt after he leaves office. Meanwhile the Economic Recovery was the worst recovery we’ve ever had, and is starting to fizzle – with stock prices at an all-time-high and a long-term recession on its way as international markets stutter.
Regarding legacy issues, I won’t even get into the international terrorism crisis, Middle East Conflicts, ISIS, or our own military readiness. But today, I’d like to talk about a side-note of all this, and the third final big claim of the Obama Legacy; The Iranian Nuke Deal.
You see, it turns out that our German partners in NATO have given us intelligence that Iran is busy trying to buy centrifuge components, special pipes, etc. to increase their uranium enrichment. No, this isn’t news, it’s just Iran’s typical behavior, doubt that, well read any of Bill Gertz’s books – yes, I have read them all and am pretty up on the topic, which is why I was dumbfounded each time I read an article or listened to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, President Obama or the Obama Administration’s press secretary on the so-called incredible and historic nuclear deal with Iran.
During this time the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey have been buying huge amounts of military weaponry to counter a potential future war with Iran – yes, Israel is worried too with a nuclear Iran – wouldn’t you?
Yes, we have a nuke deal with Iran, which they have no intention of honoring and in the true spirit of negotiation in that culture is that a done-deal, a signed-deal, is never anything more than a starting point – so, Iran has not stopped its enrichment of military grade uranium, nor did it ever intend to. On August 3, 2016 CNN reported on yet another nail in the coffin of this doomed-deal; “US sent plane with $400 million in cash to Iran,” by Elise Labott, Nicole Gaouette, and Kevin Liptak. The article stated;
“The Obama administration secretly arranged a plane delivery of $400 million in cash on the same day Iran released four American prisoners and formally implemented the nuclear deal, US officials confirmed Wednesday. Obama approved the $400 million transfer, which he had announced in January as part of the Iran nuclear deal. The money was flown into Iran on wooden pallets stacked with Swiss francs, euros and other currencies as the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement resolving claims at an international tribunal at The Hague over a failed arms deal under the time of the Shah.”
Well, this story just keeps getting worse doesn’t it, it’s like the Iran-Contra Affair Part II. One has to wonder if Obama in his retirement will become some sort of Tom Clancy like spy novelist, after all, he only has to write about his own abuse of power, and international shenanigans to come up with decent plots and scenarios – he can even use himself as the evil villain if he chooses to, and with his ego, I bet he does. Please hear what I am saying.