by Karl Spain
At 11:00 AM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress.
Here’s a scorecard so you keep track of what’s propaganda and what’s truth.
President Barack Obama and Netanyahu disagree on many: things, all of which you should ignore except this list:
1. The nuclear deal being negotiated by Wendy Sherman, John Kerry and Obama must contain 3 elements, all of which are essential and cannot be compromised;
2. (a) Iran must reduce their number of centrifuges to no more than 2,000 working centrifuges,
3. (b) Iran must not build, develop or advance their nuclear weapon program, meaning no enrichment beyond 20% and no construction of additional nuclear facilities, and renounce a desire to build a bomb,
4. (c) Verification protocols in Iran that goes far beyond what has been allowed before.
We don’t know what’s in the deal Obama and his team have crafted, we just don’t know. We do know that the leaks say it only freezes the program for 10 years and if that’s true, Netanyahu has reason to be worried. We have leaks that say the Iranians themselves will never agree to the 10-year limit and that their centrifuge number is much higher, as high as 5000 or even 6000 centrifuges.
If either of those criticisms is true, don’t listen to the spin from either side; just re-look at my list above. If those conditions are in the agreement, Obama is doing the right thing for the U.S. and Israel, if those elements are not in the agreement, he isn’t. Don’t listen to all this nonsense about what the world wants, Netanyahu’s flaws etc., just look at that list. Why?
Because if that list is honored, Tel Aviv will survive and if it isn’t, the chances Tel Aviv will survive, go down dramatically. That’s unacceptable; it’s unacceptable for Obama, for Netanyahu, for anybody.
Israel is our ally and we cannot allow Iran to develop a nuclear bomb they could use on Israel, period.