The interim deal with Iran is laughable, since the Iranians have openly told the West that they intend to proceed with their nuclear work regardless. Iran is obviously a threat to the United States itself — or intends to be — since they themselves have often bragged as much.
The Endowment for Middle East Truth has launched an initiative to highlight the folly of the P 5+1 interim deal with Iran, and includes this video as part of their campaign:
Below is the EMET press release:
EMET announces video campaign against dangerous nuclear deal with Iran
(March 12, 2014, Washington, DC) — Today the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) announced its sponsorship of a video campaign focusing on the disastrous nature of the Nuclear Interim Deal between the P 5+1 nations, including the United States, Russia, China, France, Great Britain and Germany, with the terror sponsoring, violent, theocratic dictatorship of Iran. The video released by EMET warns the public of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran to the United States, and encourages citizens to take immediate action.
Ever since it was announced in November of 2013, EMET has strongly opposed the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal. The deal gives Iran relief from crippling economic sanctions in return for almost nothing of any real significance, leaving Iran’s nuclear infrastructure almost totally intact. Iran keeps every one of its 19,000 centrifuges spinning, and under the deal may be able to continue to construct more. While caps will be placed on Iranian enrichment, it will do nothing to prevent Iran from expanding its stockpile of uranium, which means that Iran will emerge from the interim deal closer to its goal of a nuclear weapon. In return, the U.S. and its allies give the Iranian terror supporting regime immediate economic relief from the economic sanctions that have left it so weakened as to be close to collapse. The treaty widens permissible trade in oil, gold and auto parts, giving the Iranian regime an economic windfall of over $20 billion. It also releases frozen Iranian assets to the tune of about $8 billion. Worst of all, while any Iranian concessions are easily reversible, Western concessions are likely irreversible, meaning the existing sanctions regime will have been gutted with no realistic prospect of restoring those sanctions to previous levels.
Until now, the American media have largely focused on how this interim nuclear deal will impact Israel. However, by framing the conversation on Israel, which the Iranian regime regards as only “the Minor Satan,” the U.S. media has largely avoided discussing the very real threat that Iran still poses to the United States, which they have long referred to as the “the Great Satan.”
Since 1979, when Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy, and took 52 of its personnel hostage for 444 days, the Iranian regime has waged war against the U.S. The theocrats of Iran have been directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans. In 1983, the Iranian terrorist group proxy Hezbollah bombed the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, and killed 241 American servicemen. Hezbollah also brutally tortured to death U.S. Army colonel William Higgins and the CIA Station Chief in Beirut, William Buckley. A U.S. District Judge has “ruled that Iran and Hezbollah materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims who are plaintiffs in the case.” During the 2000’s, Iranian sponsored terrorists targeted American troops abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan with IEDs and other explosives. In 2011, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps attempted to bomb a restaurant in Washington, DC to murder a Saudi diplomat. In the 2013 Country Reports on Terrorism, the U.S. State Department has documented “a clear resurgence of Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism” and that of “Tehran’s ally Hezbollah.” And now, Iran is seeking to develop ballistic missiles that will enable it to reach targets in the United States with its missiles, which could be (eventually) tipped with nuclear weapons.
“The interim nuclear deal with Iran is extremely dangerous,” said Sarah Stern, President and Founder of EMET. “President Obama has empowered an enemy, the Iranian regime, which has been at war with the United States since it seized our Embassy in 1979. The theocratic regime in Iran has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans. This poorly thought out deal is already destabilizing the entire Middle East, and will inevitably lead to nuclear proliferation.” She continued, “Unfortunately, the Obama Administration stubbornly refuses to reconsider its decision, even as new facts come out that show how deadly the Iranian mullahs continue to be. EMET has started this campaign to reach out to the only ones who can stop this runaway train of destruction, the American people, who can contact their Congressmen and Senators, and let them know that the current Iranian regime must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.”
Founded in 2006, EMET’s mission is to educate policymakers in Washington and the general public about the importance of Israel to the United States in their common struggle against radical Islam. For more information, please visit www.emetonline.org.