What’s more, he encouraged people to read it and give feedback.
Wow, usually we try to keep this stuff under lock and key. I mean, it’s true that few want to read a 159-page Iran nuclear deal document, but I sure like the idea that I can.
“Transparency and public input are key to informed decision making," the Senator said today, and he encourages “all Montanans to read the agreement like I did and to send me their thoughts.” Why do this? Tester says it’s “because we have to get this right in order to prevent a nuclear Iran.”
Now, what he means by “nuclear Iran” is a country that can wipe us or anyone else off the map. We can’t have that. So we have this Iran nuclear deal, which says Iran can use nuclear technology for peaceful means.
Great, so…why is the US involved with this? Why are we spending money to initiate this deal? What is the benefit to you as a taxpayer?
I have no idea.
I don’t think there is any benefit, to be completely honest with you. I actually think that most of what Congress does these days isn’t meant to benefit you, but the overseas oligarchs. The fact that many happen to have their multinational corporations based here is just a happy accident, and an excuse for America to waste its money on this deal.
So what’s in the document or deal or agreement, which Congress is supposed to read over the next 60 days and then vote on? Also, will paying attention to this ruin their August recess, and any fundraising that may be associated with that?
I’m sure it will. Oh well. I guess we better not leave the important things to those money-grubbers in Congress, you know, the ones that just use it to piggy-back their way to K Street, where the real money and influence is. If they do well there, maybe they can be kicked up to Wall Street. Hell, when it’s all said and done, they might even get a spot in the bunker when the real shit goes down.
There’s no shame in talking about bunkers, or fall-out shelters, or anything else. We are talking about nuclear weapons, after all.
So what does this deal say?
- Iran gets R&D for 8 years on lower-level uranium enrichment processes;
- After 10 years, Iran has to get rid of all its IR-1 centrifuges and pretty much will have its nuclear capabilities confined to one place, Natanz;
- For 15 years, Iran has to keep uranium enrichment levels at 3.67% or below and can’t manufacture what they’re not supposed to;
- The Fordow facility will be phased out and turned into a physics and technology center;
- Iran needs to keep its nuclear stockpile at 300kg or below;
- Iran can get enriched uranium from Russia “or other sources” and it “will not be counted against the above stated 300 kg;”
- The heavy water research center at Arak will be modernized and upgraded to accommodate 3.67% enrichment, which “will support peaceful nuclear research;”
- “All spent fuel from Arak will be shipped out of Iran for the lifetime of the reactor,” but it does not say where this will go;
- Besides Arak, there’s to be no heavy water facilities for 15 years;
- There is to be no spent fuel rod reprocessing in Iran for 15 years.
I don’t blame you if you don’t, and I expect most congressman and women will have gotten through a few of those points before throwing up their arms and crying out, “what the hell is this and how did it get on my desk? Shit!”
So really, we’re setting up a deal that goes until 2025 or 2030 at the latest. After that, Iran can do whatever they want. The deal is supposed to go into effect on October 15, 2015. There’s supposed to be monitoring for a full 25 years.
I think those are the finer points of the document, for around page 21 of the Iran nuclear agreement, it starts going into specifics on the heavy water plant at Arak.
That’s what we’re getting at here – Iran nuking the US.
Alright, maybe they’re not that dumb, because we’d just launch our 7,300 nukes right up their ass. I’m sure some of the other nine nuclear nations might do the same with their arsenals.
Yeah right – I’m sure most of their young population will suffer as the country heads towards the bomb. That’s great, because Israel was counting on just that mobilization so that it too could mobilize, using the failed Iran nuclear deal as a pretext to gobble up more land. If it can get some of the land it stole from the Palestinians in 1948 but was then forced to give back over the past few decades, so much the better. After all, they have nukes, illegally obtained since the 1950s.
The best thing for America to do is to pull back and let those people destroy themselves. That’s all they want to do, and it’s all they’ll ever want to do! Israel has shown time and time again that it can never stop killing innocent Palestinians, and Palestinians will never stop their revenge killings.
None of that will stop us from giving money to that country however, like we’ve been doing for decades. Each year, $815 million of our defense budget is given over to Israel so they can spend it on whatever they want. We’ve given $130 billion to Israel since 1949.
Stop wasting money on these folks! This is the real issue, not this Iran nuclear deal! We’re spending billions of dollars so 4 million people can feel good about themselves? C’mon!
What a waste of money, and what a flagrant abuse of the taxpayer’s trust. Why is this happening?
The only reason is so the small elite of the west can have Jerusalem come the end times. They need the Temple Mount for whatever weird reasons, possibly so Jesus can come back and save them while smiting all of us.
And we’re spending money so they can do that? Why?
I’ve got no problems with Jewish people, but I do have problems with pissing money away. That’s what I think this is – pissing money away. I never thought the Jewish people needed their own state in 1948, and I never thought the British should have messed around after WWI to make the conditions right for that to come about. But they did, and I’ve written all about it in the last two volumes of my history of Montana.
Anyways, what can you do? The Jewish political lobby representing that 1.8% of the population is too powerful, and if we offend them, it could be hell to pay…maybe literally. Best just to let them walk all over us, and if that earns the religion any enmity or spite, well, just call them anti-Semitic – it’s always worked before.
Yeah, the whole incentive for Iran is that it frees up $100 billion possibly. That’s not much compared to what they already have, but I guess it must be something – the media sure wants you to think so. I’m not buying it, though. Money isn’t the real issue here, nor is peaceful development of nuclear power so Iran can benefit.
We know from the White House that Iran spends around $30 billion each year on its military, so at worse, this is 3 years worth of funding for them, or a year for a neighboring state or two. On top of this, the country needs $500 billion just for basic infrastructure and energy needs. No, this deal won’t cut it…as if the money would actually be used in country. Yeah, the money Iran is freeing up will actually stay outside their borders, as The Daily Beast reported on July 8:
“One thing is clear: The money is unlikely to be repatriated back to Iran. Administration officials and critics alike predict that Iran will keep much of its assets overseas, since a sudden influx of funds into the country could drive up the cost of the Iranian currency, making it more expensive for foreign buyers to purchase Iranian goods and services.”
Few people know anything about spent nuclear fuel rods or where this nuclear fuel waste goes. Usually it goes right next to the current reactors in some rickety shed. Well, it might be a little more 20th-century than that, but not by much.
Really, it’s an accident waiting to happen, especially on earthquake fault lines, tectonic plate lines, or places where there’s groundwater or water tables that can carry what seeps into the ground to other areas. We’re talking Armageddon levels of pestilence if that happens.
I don’t know. I want to say no, because really…what does Iran need nuclear energy for? It’s a dying industry, as we saw when the Fukushima nuclear plant exploded several years ago. It’s been contaminating our oceans ever since, and estimates currently have that at 33% of the oceans coming up dead. Again, this is biblical end times stuff here.
I can’t help but think that’s what this is about – an effort to bring about the end faster.
The American public has not been sold on why this is a good idea, but then, the White House doesn’t need to sell anything. They already bought Congress with their bribes and campaign contributions – the institution will do whatever they want.
Pass…fail…it doesn’t matter – Iran will get nukes and your life will get worse. We’ll keep funneling your tax dollars to Israel and those at the top can keep stocking their bunkers.
Your life sucks and you know it, compared to these idiots in Congress at least.
Stop putting up with this!
We shouldn’t even be wasting money so John Kerry can jet-set around the world. Sit his ass down in a desk already – maybe it’ll keep him from breaking his legs.
This country’s a mess, and an Iran nuclear deal isn’t the answer. Closing our borders to the massive amounts of money flowing overseas is. It’s time we got our own house in order. To hell with Iran and everyone around them – we have more than enough oil for our needs and wind and solar and natural gas on top of it. I don’t need this end times shit either – no one does.
So Senator Tester, start acting a bit more like Senators Murray and Wheeler and Mansfield and take charge of that loon-fest we call Congress and tell them what to do.