The Iranian Deal – Good, Bad Or Just Plain Ugly?

The Obama administration has announced that they’ve finally reached an agreement with Iran over their nuclear program.

But what does that mean? Is it good or is it bad? A lot of that has to do with how you view it.

According to the “fact sheet” put out by the White House, this deal pushes any of Iran’s plans for nuclear weapons development back years. But then, that requires believing the fact sheet.

Considering the huge number of lies that have come out of this administration, one really has to stretch their imagination to believe them.

Like anything else in politics, there’s more symbolism here than there is substance; and that symbolism is designed for nothing more than to make Obama look good. He seems like he wants to be able to point at this deal as one of his crowning achievements in office, especially considering that some of his other crowning achievements have fallen flat on their face.

What Does the Iran Deal Give Us?

If you just read the fact sheet, it actually sounds pretty good.

Iran is going to reduce their total number of centrifuges from over 19,000 to 6,000. They are giving up most of their stock of enriched uranium, and agreeing to limits on how pure they can enrich uranium in the future. Finally, their main nuclear facility, which is located under a mountain, where it is thought to be impervious to attack, is going to be limited to only peaceful research.

That all actually sounds pretty good. But then, within hours of the White House releasing this “fact sheet” Iran began publicly denouncing it, stating that the information in it is untrue. That doesn’t make this look like the great deal it’s supposed to.

Of course, what Iran is getting to keep under this agreement is nowhere near what the White House declared that they were going to insist on. Apparently Obama is only good at insisting when he deals with Congress, those tactics don’t seem to translate well on an international scale. So Iran is getting to keep a whole lot more that we were led to believe they would be allowed to.

The other thing that makes this deal suspicious is that Iran is already announcing that they won in the negotiations. I don’t know about you, but I’m suspicious when a government who has declared enmity against our country claims that they’ve won the negotiating table.

I’m not suspicious of them, I’m suspicious of the deal that was struck. If this deal were so hard for the Iranians, drastically reducing their aspirations to produce nuclear weapons, why would they be crowing about it?

Of course, like any such deal, in the real world, more depends upon the implementation than the words on the paper. There are a lot of details yet to be worked out, and in reality, what they have is nothing more than a framework.

Iran doesn’t even have to start doing any of the things they say they’re going to do until those details are worked out and agreed to by all parties. Then, if they follow true to their pattern, they’ll find excuse after excuse to drag their feet and prolong the process.

There’s really not a whole lot of reason to believe that Iran is actually going to do what they say they are going to do. They haven’t been too forthright in the past, keeping inspectors out of facilities and lying about their actions. Even building their main nuclear facility under a mountain shows us that they are trying to have a secret program. What makes anyone think that they are going to stop?

Oh, and, by the way, that facility under the mountain was built in defiance of the previous agreement. Since the agreement specified the locations where Iran’s nuclear program was taking place, the new location, which was built after that agreement went into effect, wasn’t listed. So, as far as Iran’s government was concerned, it didn’t fall under that treaty.

All Iran has to do is move their operations underground, to some secret and secure location and we won’t have any way of knowing what they are doing. Just look at Iraq and how many operations they had in underground bunkers.

Is there any reason to believe that Iran hasn’t followed suit?

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We Have a Safeguard… But There’s a Catch!

The safeguard in these agreements is that UN inspectors get to inspect Iran’s nuclear facilities, documents and stockpile. But, this agreement merely allows “regular inspections.” What does that mean? How frequent? Do the inspectors have to make an appointment? Are they limited in what locations they can inspect?

You see, the document is missing one critical word, “anytime.” Without that word, Iran can limit inspections to regularly scheduled events, with plenty of advance notice. That will give them the opportunity to hide anything incriminating, come up with false documentation and send critical people out of town on vacation, so that they aren’t available for questioning. Some inspection.

From my desk, it looks like this has all been about getting trade sanctions lifted off of Iran, while allowing them to keep their nuclear program. Even the fact sheet says that they will still have a nuclear program.

This agreement merely moves the estimated completion date for a nuclear warhead from a span of two to three months out to a year. So, even if everything in the agreement is followed, Iran could be setting off a nuclear bomb in one year.

We mustn’t forget that Iran has missiles with an intercontinental range either. That was supposed to be on the negotiating table and was another item that the Obama administration declared that they wouldn’t allow to continue. But from the outset Iran has stated that their missile program wasn’t up for negotiation and our wimpy negotiations team capitulated.

Finally, even if Iran lives up to every provision of the agreement, it has a sunset clause. In ten years, 15 for some provisions, the agreement comes to an end. At that time, Iran will be treated like any other country which has nuclear weapons.

In other words, the agreement all but gives them permission to develop nuclear bombs in 10 years. So, if they decide to be patient, they can destroy Israel and the United States in 10 years, rather than doing it next month. Doesn’t sound like much of a sacrifice to me.

This is an ugly deal. While being trotted out before the American people as reducing Iran’s nuclear capability, it really doesn’t have any teeth to do that. At the most, it slows them down a bit; but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find that they have already figured out a way around the treaty. Otherwise, why would they even bother to sign it?

I just read a novel about Iran hitting the United States with an EMP attack and the aftermath of that attack.

Maybe it wasn’t just a novel…


This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.

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Bill White is the author of Conquering the Coming Collapse, and a former Army officer, manufacturing engineer and business manager. More recently, he left the business world to work as a cross-cultural missionary on the Mexico border. Bill has been a survivalist since the 1970s, when the nation was in the latter days of the Cold War. He had determined to head into the Colorado Rockies, should Washington ever decide to push the button. While those days have passed, the knowledge Bill gained during that time hasn’t. He now works to educate others on the risks that exist in our society and how to prepare to meet them. You can send Bill a message at editor [at]

Latest comments
  • This slime-ball in the WH has his ultimate revenge against Israel, not making recognition of Israel a part of the deal. Of course (thank you taqqia) we can’t believe anything they say (both the WH and the Iranians)!

  • Don’t worry, Israel will take care of this problem once and for all.

    • Good. Let them take care of it themselves. Without our help, money, troops, intel, not one drop of American blood. I hope to see BB Noddinyahoo lead the charge. Good luck.


  • The site under the mountain is not impervious. All one needs to do is bomb the entrances to close them and seed them with mines. If they can’t get to this site, it is useless.

    • John your right, although there are always airducks that are available with those mountain units as well. Plug them and woohoo they are where they want us to be. As much as Hitler wanted the extermination of the Jewish populus, Isis wants the extermination of all Jews, Christians, and good loving Muslims. There is a difference, however, how do you tell the difference? What a way to split this nation, divide it with religion and then once divided conquor it!

  • The monkey has screwed us again. I pray his family is allowed to suffer along with the rest of us.

  • Iran has taken advantage of these negotiations in many ways. Iran has already used the “bomb” to hold us hostage in the negotiations by eliminating all other concerns we might have expressed. In other words, Obama is so concerned about trying to get Iran to throttle it’s nuclear program that he didn’t dare demand that Iran acknowledge Israel’s right to exist and he didn’t dare mention human rights abuses and he didn’t dare demand that Iran stop it’s aggressive attacks on other countries thru it’s proxies. Not to mention that any “agreement” (aka Treaty) we reach with Iran will die in 10 short years – very short term in Iranian minds, while it seems like forever to short attention span Americans. Obama is not at fault alone, previous Presidents have kicked this can down the road before, but he sure is the fool trying to get this bad deal completed. Will Americans go down in history as total cowards? Hopefully, the US Congress will prevent that.

    • The US Congress? Their heads are so far up they don’t have a clue (or care) what Obama is doing!!

  • Iran should not be asked to stop in their quest for a nuclear bomb. If we are concerned about their intentions then we should put a stop to their program.If that means destroying their bomb making facilities,so be it. We have to be bold enough to act or we will have to face the consequences of our failure to do so. I am convinced that Iran is set on having its way.

  • Looks like our n**** done got in the wood pile!!!

  • Bad and ugly. Please God, may it be stopped.

  • Thank you for this opportunity.
    It sickens me that our president is free to serve the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood over the interests of the American people. The American people have forfeited our freedoms at home and this and other agreements forfeit our standing in the world. America does not play a major role in the final prophetic events in the bible, and as we rapidly approach the fulfillment of these events, it is easy to see why. People need to wake up, repent, and take action.
    Because we have lost our love for the truth, we have acquired a taste for a diet of lies. We are substituting propaganda for reason. We have been turned over to strong delusion (2 Thes 2:11). The excuse of being a blind follower of the blind is small consolation after you walk off the cliff.
    We need to change ourselves, and our leadership, and quit enabling corruption. Trusting pathological liars (after they’ve demonstrated what they are) is insanity. We are being delusionally insane.

  • Our government is so intrusive domestically that I can’t even imagine what it must be like for foreign countries. There is nothing they don’t watch, listen to or try to affect if it serves their purposes. Maybe these other countries want the bomb because we don’t invade countries that have nuclear weapons. Case in point, Pakistan. I don’t think that lesson was lost on foreign countries. I’m not saying that we should be complacent or that nobody is gunning for us but our ongoing policy of ‘manifest destiny’ would cause any foreign country to consider their sovereign future.

  • In the long run, I don’t see this so much as the threat of Iran having nukes as it is Iran selling the technology to other countries in the Middle East. Iran has gotten so much attention; they may see the concerns about MAD; so they may not touch the US or Israel for some time. Now… if they arm other Middle Eastern countries and make deals to build up the cyclotrons across the region; MAD becomes more like the cold war between the US and former USSR… the playing field can become lethally level in a short period of time.

    • Centrifuge; I mean; not cyclotron.

    • I believe that Iran has had the opportunity to pursue nukes for a number of years and from a number of sources, N Korea, Russia, China, etc, either to buy them directly or produce them. I don’t believe that any country in the middle east would be so fool hardy as to attack the US or its allies directly or indirectly with nukes because of the traceability of the product. Whoever provided the nuke or nuclear material is quickly going to be found out and smoked. No doubt about it. Suicide mission on a countrywide scale. As much as suiciders are plentiful in the middle east and they are trotted out from time to time to spread a little fear, you’ll notice that its never a major character that scatters him or herself to the wind and never in a massive way. The mullahs like their creature comforts as well as the rest of us and won’t risk them for a lose, lose situation. That’s HUMAN nature, regardless of the language. The chances of it being a state sponsored, mass destruction incident are, IMHO, negligible at best. I think every country in the middle east wants a bomb but I still think its so that they can’t be so easily invaded invaded by US. If we want to do something worthwhile for our own survival I’d hope we would secure our borders, our immigration policies and our inbound shipping a whole lot better than we did pre-9\11. Last time I looked we get about 15 million cargo containers from around the world per year. Nice delivery system and they don’t even have to make it into port.