Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sellout? NY Times reports Obama administration to conduct one-on-one talks with Iran

(WJD) The New York Times reported on Sunday that the Obama administration has chosen to open face-to-face, one-on-one negotiations with the genocidal and antisemitic government of Iran for the first time.

The Times called the negotiations "a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran" and the "result of intense, secret exchanges between American and Iranian officials that date almost to the beginning of President Obama’s term."

The talks will apparently not be held until after the American presidential elections. Iran insisted upon this precondition.

The talks are being spun by the Times' sources as a major breakthrough, and a sign that sanctions have forced Iran into talks that will end will Iran giving up its nuclear program.

Unfortunately, this is likely not the case. According to the Times, allowing the Iranians to enrich uranium to some degree is "a concession that experts say will probably figure in any deal on the nuclear program."

This would constitute, in effect, a deal that is not a deal; and Iran would undoubtedly continue its efforts to build a nuclear program in secret while using this concession as cover.

The decision also constitutes an extraordinary public betrayal of Israel, which has taken Obama at his word that he will not allow Iran to reach nuclear capability. According to Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Israel was not informed of these talks, and believes that Iran should not be "rewarded with direct talks.” Instead, "sanctions and all other possible pressures on Iran must be increased.”

That this options is not being pursued should be sign that Obama is, in all likelihood, laying the groundwork for what will be, essentially, complete American capitulation to Iran on the nuclear issue.

The White House has denied the report; though given recent proof of administration deception on the Libyan embassy attack, this denial cannot be granted much credence.

It is possible, however, that the leak to the NY Times will force Obama to backtrack on the issue.