Now that President Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Iran deal, the mainstream media are continuing to misrepresent the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as they have from the beginning.
For example, the Washinton Post fact checker claimed on Tuesday that Iran would never build a nuclear weapon because the Iranians reduced the number of centrifuges to 5,060. The reduction is true, but according to former Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell 5,060 centrifuges gives Iran enough enrichment capacity to produce bombs but not enough for a peaceful power program.
John Gambrell of the Associated Press wrote a one-sided anti-Trump article about Iran and the JCPOA without mentioning that the AP discovered a secret side deal that allows Iran to upgrade and modernize its centrifuges, thus increasing its enriching capacity, all before the deal officially expires.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry made a speech in Italy today saying that Iran was compliant with the deal and all of the promised inspections are being done. That too is a lie. Former President Obama is also lying about the JCPOA details and Iran’s non-compliance.
And no one is mentioning the suspicious activity at the Fordo nuclear site.
The media aren’t giving you the facts, but here’s an easy way to get them for yourself. There are four posts teased below (there’s too much information to put it all in one post). Each claim in each post links to major media sources, the text of the JCPOA, and/or recognized nuclear weapon think tanks to prove its veracity.
The first post will help you understand what you were never told about and what the Obama administration lied to you about. The second will explain the parts of the JCPOA that Iran has either broken. The third post explains what Netanyahu was talking about in his remarks after Israeli intelligence liberated damning documents from Iran. And finally the fourth presents satellite imagery revealing suspicious and possibly nuclear-related activity at the Fordo nuclear sites
- Why Trump was impelled to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. America was misled by former President Obama, former Secretary of State Kerry, and their cronies in attempting sell the JCPOA to America. Additionally, parts of the deal were hidden from the public, and the Obama administration lied to America about other parts. Team Obama even admitted as much in a New York Times Magazine piece Ben Rhodes that explained how he led the administration’s efforts to misrepresent the truth in order “to sell” the JCPOA to the press. This post fills in the blanks.
- Claims that Iran is complying with the JCPOA aren’t true. Whether you agree with the president’s decision, any claim that we should stay in the deal because Iran is complying with the JCPOA is simply not true. In some cases, we know that Iran has violated the terms of the deal. In others, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hasn’t done its job. so we don’t know whether the rogue regime is compliant.
- Netanyahu proves Iran lied about its nuclear program. Using information secretly gathered from Iran and verified by the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exposed a major falsehood in the information the Iranians supplied to the IAEA. Those data were required to be turned over before the JCPOA could be implemented. In other words, the entire agreement was based on a lie and should never have been implemented.
- Satellite pictures prove conclusively that Iran has opened and expanded its Fordo facility. New satellite images of Iran’s Fordo Nuclear Facility show that Iran has opened up the gates, and added new construction to its nuclear weapons plant. Fordo is dug deep into a mountain and thought to be resistant to air strikes. There would have been no reason to expand the site unless Iran had a bomb-making program.
Cross posted at The Lid