Parenting 101 vs diplomacy, sanctions, and non-existent inspections – Iran

Any parent worth his or her salt understands tough love and the consequences of using it or not using it with children. In raising my son, having him love me was more important than having him respect me. Consequently when he was six foot five and two-hundred twenty pounds to my five foot three and a hundred twenty pounds – guess who ruled the roost?  (Not to worry, the Navy eventually got a hold of him and taught him what I didn’t!)

Learning from my mistakes, in raising my next child, the understanding that there would be consequences for failure to obey if he had to be told more than twice worked very well.

Iran isn’t providing needed access or information, nuclear watchdog says

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran has failed to provide the information or access needed to allay the agency’s concerns about the weapons potential of the country’s nuclear program.

The money line –

Iran signed the protocol in December 2003 and initially implemented it, Amano said, but the country ended its compliance in 2006.

Mario Loyola – National Review – The Return of Preemption

Months after leaving the Pentagon nearly nine years ago, I wrote in NR (“Before They Go Nuclear . . .”) that the Bush administration’s Europe-led sanctions strategy would lead to an Iranian nuclear weapon. Why? Because of the implicit understanding among the U.S. and its European partners that force was off the table as long as further sanctions could be imposed.

The Obama administration has always insisted that force is on the table “if diplomacy fails.” More here.

January 29, 2014Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – James R. Clapper – Director of National Intelligence

Iran and Hizballah are committed to defending the Asad regime and have provided support toward this end, including sending billions of dollars in military and economic aid, training pro-regime and Iraqi Shia militants, and deploying their own personnel in to the country.

The Conservative Treehouse – Citing reality – Canada will not lift sanctions on Iran

Nine years later according to the International Atomic Energy Agency as well as NR’s Mario Loyola – does it sound like diplomacy, sanctions/$, and non-existent inspections have deterred Iran in the least?

It is obvious that those in our government tasked with seeing to a peaceful world have been miserable stewards. Iran stands six foot five and two-hundred twenty pounds to America’s five foot three and a hundred twenty pounds.

This “new and improved” nuke deal Hussein Obama is hawking is just that – a nuke “deal of the century” for Iran but not for the rest of the world!

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