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July 21, 2015 11:46 am

Biden Tells Jewish Leaders Nuclear Deal Would Help US to Fight More Accurate War Against Iran

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Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

The U.S. would be able to wage a much more effective war against Iran under the terms of the nuclear deal struck last week, Vice President Joe Biden told Jewish leaders in a phone conference on Monday.

“Whatever damage we could inflict now … our ability to inflict even greater damage, which is more a dissuading element than even exists now, is in the pocket of this president for the next 18 months and every successive president after that,” touted Biden, in a recording published by Jewish Insider.

The Vice President was facing a tough audience with many Jewish leaders suspicious that the Iran deal has left Israel out to dry and made the U.S. more vulnerable to the whims of a nuclear-fueled Tehran.

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Biden said Obama had “not taken military force off the table,” and said under the terms of the deal the U.S. will have much greater intelligence to “go take out the physical facilities and, if need be, go to war” in “two, five, ten, fifteen years” than it does now.

The vice president called on Jewish leaders to give the deal “an even chance.”

“Obviously if you think it’s not in America’s interest, not in Israel’s interest, I understand if you say you won’t support it but look at it really hard, look at the facts. This is complicated thing, but when you look at the facts, when you cut all the political wheeling and dealing aside, this is a solid, solid, very strong agreement that makes Israel safer, makes us safer, makes the region safer,” he said.

Meanwhile in Israel, former Shin Bet chief Admiral (res.) Ami Ayalon said the nuclear deal was the best option at the moment, because it appeared to increase Iran’s breakout time to 12 months, from the figure of about three months tossed about by various senior Israeli and U.S. officials.

Ayalon criticized many in Israel for failing to distinguish between reducing Iran’s nuclear capabilities diplomatically and Iran being “the biggest devil” in the Middle East, which is a phrase Iran often reserves for the U.S. (“the great Satan”).

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  • JOHN TRAIN

    Per my meeting with high Iranian official “Nothing has been signed yet. In Iran the real negotiations only begin after the final deal has been signed. And the definitions of exactly what any terms and conditions will actually mean will be completely up to the decision of the supreme leader.”

    Iran vows to continue to improve its ballistics capabilities

    UN inspectors will not have access to missile facilities.

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Iran’s Defense Minister, and the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps all objected to a UN Security Council resolution, which expressed approval of the nuclear deal, for not removing limits to Iran’s ballistic missile program,

    The Security Council resolution noted that another resolution will be necessary in order to lift the restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missile program after eight years. The Iranian Foreign Ministry responded in a statement, saying,“Iran’s military capacities, especially ballistic missiles, are strictly defensive and, as they have not been conceived to carry nuclear weapons, they are outside the scope and competence of the Security Council resolution.”

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Iran’s Defense Minister, and the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps all stated that they did not intend to grant IAEA nuclear inspectors access to conventional military sites.

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry also insisted that there would be no need for nuclear inspectors to examine the facilities used to develop its ballistic missile program, claiming that “since there has never been nuclear activity at any military site, Iran is certain there will not be any request to inspect such sites.”
    IRGC head Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafari told the Tansim news agency that “some points inserted in the draft [UN resolution] have clearly crossed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s red lines and violate them, especially regarding Iran’s arms capabilities. We will never accept it. ”” Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghanhe told Fars news “Tehran will not allow any foreigner to discover Iran’s defensive and missile capabilities by inspecting the country’s military sites, ”

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    He is a blithering idiot

  • “We must be ready to sacrifice all for our country Israel. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must continue to acquire proficiency in defense and display determination and stamina in purpose.” Never surrender – we are fighting for our survival and the alternative is extinction.
    Israel’s mission first and foremost is to take care of the Jewish people and insure their safety and security in Israel. Israel’s obligation is to its Jewish People and not to pacify the world at large. The historical facts are that for thousands of years the world at large has always persecuted the Jewish people and stood idle while millions of Jews are exterminated and persecuted.
    Right now we are in a badly separated, internally struggling, bickering state both within Israel and also in the Diaspora. And our enemies are happily latching onto this internal fragmentation exploiting us against each other and leading successful campaigns against us on all fronts.
    No political wisdom, trickery neither weapons and a mighty army can save Israel or Jews worldwide unless we rise above our differences, above our argumentative nature and form a single united Nation that is impenetrable.
    And that wouldn’t just save us but would blaze a trail of hope for others in this crazy world where there are no allies or friends any more only enemies waiting for the opportunity to destroy each other.
    We may not agree on everything, but we must respect each other and work together for our common goal which is survival in this hostile world which is on a spiral deterioration.
    “A United Israel is a Strong Israel”
    YJ Draiman

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