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Obama To Push For More Nuclear Disarmament In The Face Of Growing Nuclear Dangers

President Barack Obama is set to deliver his State of the Union Address tomorrow. In it, he’ll push for new stimulus spending, pay raises for federal employees (public sector unions) and a host of other programs including immigration reform and methods to address “climate change.” Also on the President’s agenda is a move to further reduce America’s nuclear arsenal.

This is a dangerous continuation of Obama’s irresponsible, perhaps reckless, agenda regarding our nuclear deterrence. Consider the events of the last four years and ask yourself whether or not the President is jeopardizing our national security.

So Iran Tested Nuke Capable Missiles - Are You Surprised?

So Iran tested missiles “capable of delivering a nuclear payload.” Why is it that when these things happen, people act surprised? It is not as if we had no idea Iran has been working on a missile program capable of carrying nuclear war heads. 

Back in February 2010, CNN reported that according to a draft report by the International Atomic Agency (IAEA), Iran is “secretly developing a nuclear warhead for a missile.” Of course this was no surprise. In Mid-December 2009, The Associated Press reported that Iran tested a new advanced missile that is capable of striking Israel, parts of Europe and U.S bases in the Middle East.

To Obama’s Chagrin, Nuke Dangers Grow

Obama has made it his goal to see a world without nuclear weapons. Idealistic? Naïve?

Both. The fact of the matter is nuclear dangers are growing. Without getting into North Korea’s nuclear program or their efforts to transfer technology to Syria and Myanmar, or Iran’s drive to acquire a nuclear capability, we need look no further for evidence than our old Cold War foe, Russia, or the emerging Communist superpower, China.

Consider:

Nine months ago, the Obama Administration released a revised Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) designed to limit the uses of our nuclear weapons.

Iran “Sanctions” Too Little, Too Late?

Yesterday, the “U.N. Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions in as many years on a defiant Iran” in hopes of keeping the Islamic Republic from “developing atomic weapons.” President Barack Obama trumpeted the new sanctions as an “unmistakable message about the international community’s commitment to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons.”

Two questions: 1. what exactly is the “unmistakable message” and 2. what good will a “fourth round of sanctions in as many years achieve?”

The answer to the first question is that Iran and other countries seeking nuclear weapons can continue in their quest so long as they can ride out sanctions that do nothing more than hurt the citizens who reside under the boot heels of despotic regimes and military juntas. It's plainly obvious there is no will to truly stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon.

Iran Sanctions Send Strong Message On Handkerchief That Russia Can Still Sell Missiles

President Obama Called New U.N. Sanctions On Iran An “Unmistakable Message.” “The U.N. Security Council’s vote Wednesday ‘will put in place the toughest sanctions ever faced by the Iranian government and it sends an unmistakable message about the international community’s commitment to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons,’ Obama said after the vote.”  (“Obama: Sanctions ‘Send Message’ To Iran,” UPI, 6/9/10)

IAEA Says Iran Working On Nuke: Why Is This A Surprise?

CNN is reporting this afternoon that according to a draft report by the International Atomic Agency (IAEA), Iran is “secretly developing a nuclear warhead for a missile.”

Is this surprising? In Mid-December last year, The Associated Press reported that Iran tested a new advanced missile that is capable of striking Israel, parts of Europe and U.S bases in the Middle East.

“Iran On Wednesday Test-Fired An Upgraded Version Of Its Most Advanced Missile . . .” (Ali Akbar Dareini, “Iran Test-Fires Its Most Advanced Missile,” The Associated Press, 12/16/09)

“Wednesday's Test Was For The Latest Version Of Iran's Longest-Range Missile, The Sajjil-2, With A Range Of About 1,200 Miles (2,000 Kilometers).”  (Ali Akbar Dareini, “Iran Test-Fires Its Most Advanced Missile,” The Associated Press, 12/16/09)

Morning Dose Of Reality: Futile Protest

On the heels of yesterday’s long-range missile test by Iran, the Obama Administration has taken the tack of simply condemning the launch.

“The White House Responded Sharply Wednesday To Word That Iran Has Tested An Upgraded Version Of Its Most Advanced Missile, Which Is Capable Of Hitting Israel And Parts Of Europe.”  (Matthew Mosk, “U.S. Condemns Iran Long-Range Missile Test,” The Washington Times, 12/17/09)

Iran Marches Toward Nuclear Holocaust

The Associated Press is reporting that Iran tested a new advanced missile today that is capable of striking Israel, parts of Europe and U.S bases in the Middle East.

“Iran On Wednesday Test-Fired An Upgraded Version Of Its Most Advanced Missile . . .” (Ali Akbar Dareini, “Iran Test-Fires Its Most Advanced Missile,” The Associated Press, 12/16/09)

“Wednesday's Test Was For The Latest Version Of Iran's Longest-Range Missile, The Sajjil-2, With A Range Of About 1,200 Miles (2,000 Kilometers).”  (Ali Akbar Dareini, “Iran Test-Fires Its Most Advanced Missile,” The Associated Press, 12/16/09)

Don’t You Have Something Better To Do?

The unemployment rate sits at a 26-year high of 10.2%. President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress are spending money at a pace that eclipses both President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The national debt stands at over $12 trillion. The ability to protect Americans by tracking and investigating terrorists is in jeopardy by year’s end. Iran is marching towards building nuclear weapons, vowing to build 10 new nuclear enrichment facilities in the face of Obama’s negotiation policy. I could go on and on. Obviously trouble abounds at every turn, whether domestic or foreign.

Morning Dose Of Reality: Buying Time For Nothing – Results Are In

Back in late October, we posted this bit of news regarding a tentative deal for Iran to “temporarily” export “75% of its known stockpile of low-grade nuclear fuel to Russia for additional enrichment.”

We questioned then what the benefit of this deal would be:

"Other than President Obama taking credit for “accomplishing” something through engagement with Iran, what would this deal actually achieve, other than buy Iran more time? Notice the key words in the deal… “temporary,” “if” and “known stockpile?” In other words, Iran will ship 75% of its low-grade nuclear fuel that is known about and will only do so temporarily. And so what do we get in return?"

That question was partially answered days later when Iran refused the deal the country had previously agreed to. Now we’re finding out more of what the repercussions are:

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