Looking at competing headlines and articles showing the US is still in active negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program with statements made by a variety of those involved in the negotiations, then seeing that while the US is busy "negotiating" with these pyschopaths, there is an Iranian Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi making statements about how "erasing Israel off the map" is "non-negotiable." Reza Naqdi's comments also included threats against Saudi Arabia for it's counter attack in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthis, stating they "will end up like Saddam Hussein."
The understatement of the day comes from Iran's negotiator, who says "problems" remain in the nuclear talks.
In the video below we see Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasting the "deal" being made as well as the silence by the International community over the latest threat to Israel's very existence, where Bibi states "Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared and I quote: 'Israel's destruction is non-negotiable', but evidently giving Iran's murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable."
Turning from Iran's nuclear program to its increased use of terrorist and other proxies to expand its control over the wider Middle East, the prime minister noted how "at the same time, Iran is accelerating its campaign of terror, subjugation and conquest throughout the region, most recently in Yemen," where Shia Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, have ousted the Yemeni government.
"The concessions offered to Iran in Lausanne would ensure a bad deal that would endanger Israel, the Middle East and the peace of the world," he continued, echoing statements he made earlier this week in which the PM warned the deal under discussion is worse than he had feared.
"Now is the time for the international community to insist on a better deal," Netanyahu insisted.
"A better deal would significantly roll back Iran's nuclear infrastructure. A better deal would link the eventual lifting of the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program to a change in Iran's behavior.
"Iran must stop its aggression in the region, stop its terrorism throughout the world and stop its threats to annihilate Israel. That should be non-negotiable and that's the deal that the world powers must insist upon."
In the meantime, according to CBS News, the The French, Russian and Chinese negotiators had all left by Wednesday and all that has been accomplished by extending the so-called "deadline," is a statement from the talks "Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."
In other words, the Iranians want to stick with their demands to keep all their enriched uranium and have all sanctions lifted, plus be able to keep developing more efficient centrifuges that will accelerate their run to a nuke. The only question appears to be whether the Obama administration is desperate enough to go along with it, in order to have a foreign-policy achievement about which they can brag … at least until the first mushroom cloud appears in the Middle East. By that time, they’re all hoping to be long gone, though, so it won’t be their problem.
All one has to do is take a look at history, the long list of sanctions imposed on Iran for lying multiple times about their nuclear program to understand that any promises, any deal, will only be upheld by one side.
For example, in 2002 Iran was caught lying about their "secret nuclear plants; 2003 Iran lied about "suspending" their nuclear program and in 2004 they were charged with "violating" that agreement.
By 2005, using "contents of what they say is a stolen Iranian laptop containing more than a thousand pages of Iranian computer simulations and accounts of experiments -- studies for crucial features of a nuclear warhead."
In 2006, sanctions against Iran began.
In 2009 "American, British and French officials declassify some of their most closely held intelligence and describe a multiyear Iranian effort, tracked by spies and satellites, to build a secret uranium enrichment plant deep inside a mountain."
In 2010 "The report also concludes that some Iranian weapons-related activity apparently continued “beyond 2004," contradicting an American intelligence assessment published in 2008 that concluded that work on a bomb was suspended at the end of 2003."
Jump to March 2015, the very month these "negotiations" are occurring, we see "IAEA Warns of Possible Iranian 'Activities Related to Development of a Nuclear Payload', which states "The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has “further corroborated” information indicating that Iran “has carried out activities that are relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says in its most recent report on Iran."
Expecting a proven compulsive liar to honor any deal or committment is insanity and yet the US claims it is hopeful that a deal, which wouldn't be worth the paper it was written on, can be reached?
Dealing with psychopaths never ends well.... neither will this.
The question we are left with is who is crazier? The psychopathic liars or those negotiating with them and expecting any deal made to be honored?
1 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee; 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city; 3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle; 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.; 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.