RUSH; Big news from the Middle East about the Iran deal. It turns out that we were negotiating with the Iranians before Kerry was secretary of state. We were negotiating with the Iranians beforethe election of the “moderate”Rouhani. We were negotiating an Iranian nuke deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when nobody knew what was happening. The Regime was telling us that they couldn’t do anything ’cause Ahmadinejad was such a radical extremist goofball.We had to wait for a “moderate” to win, which was Rouhani, and after he did, that’s when we got serious. It turns out none of that’s true. We had been negotiating with the Iranians long before then and signaling our willingness that they can nuke up. This latest news is from MEMRI, which is a credible Middle East news source. Details coming up.
RUSH: What the Obama administration and the Democrat Party are doing to Chuck Schumer… They are treating Chuck Schumer as though he is a Republican, ’cause he is opposed — come out opposed to — the Iran deal. The attacks they are mounting on him are bigoted — some might even say racist or ethnic — highlighting in every report “Chuck Schumer, noted Jew,” it says in the New York Times, “Chuck Schumer, noted Jewish senator from New York,” Washington Post.
They’re saying that Schumer voted against the deal because he’s in bed with the big money Jewish lobby. They usually reserve that for Republican Jewish people. But Schumer is getting it all from sides, led by the White House.
RUSH: Let me give you the latest here on the Iran story, because this is stunning. The American people have been lied to about another three issues regarding this deal, this so-called nuclear deal with Iran. First, it turns out that negotiations did not start because of Iran electing a “moderate,” “some guy we could do business with,” i.e., Rouhani. It turns out that the negotiations between the United States and Iran began when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still president.
But we were told by the administration that there’s no way we could talk to Iran with Ahmadinejad in there because he’s a nutcase, he’s an extremist, he’s a lunatic. That was one of the excuses the Regime gave for not doing anything on Iran at that time. And there was pressure to do something, because the news coming out of Iran was they were bragging about how much progress they were making toward the discovery, creation, development of a nuclear power.
And the Regime was saying, “We can’t talk to ’em. There is no reason to get into negotiation with this guy ’cause he’s such a madman. We have to wait for them to have their next presidential election. Hopefully they’ll elect a moderate,” which they did. There’s no such thing, by the. This is another thing. There’s no such thing as a “moderate” Iranian leader, and there’s no such thing as a “conservative” Iranian cleric. The guy that runs Iran is the supreme leader.
His name is the Ayatollah Khamenei, and he is the heir to the first Ayatollah Khomeini. They spell their names differently. One is K-h-o, that would be the original Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and this guy spells his name with an A, other than that they’re identical. Anyway, he is the supreme leader, and whoever the “president” is a figurehead. Whoever the president is has to clear everything with the supreme leader.
The supreme leader is the genuine radical that runs this country and is state sponsor of terrorism all over the Middle East and parts of the world. The guy leading the chants “Death to America!” is the supreme leader, and he’s standing there with his Kalashnikov while doing it. He’s written a book on how to trick and how to fool the US and how they’re gonna wipe out Israel, after the deal has been effected between us, the other five nations, and Iran.
So who their “president” is matters not in terms of what the policy of the country is going to be. It is a genuine theological, religious dictatorship, and it’s run by the mullahs. The Ayatollah Khamenei has his buddy ayatollahs, and they make up the supreme leadership council. But the president is merely an office for the rest of the world to observe and think that Iran’s just like every other country.
“It has an elected president! It has a parliament! It’s a democratic process!” None of that is true. So the idea that we had to wait for Ahmadinejad to go? Why do you think they got rid of Ahmadinejad? Why do we even get Rouhani in the first place? Isn’t it amazing that we’re sitting around waiting for a “moderate,” and they deliver one? How’s that happen? They got rid of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because the guy was too open and honest about what the intentions of the extreme leader are.
Every time he opened his mouth, it was “Death to America! Death to Israel!” There was no Holocaust, whatever was it. Every time he opened his mouth. He made it tough for the supreme leader to put forth the false image that Iran is a moderate, harmless country simply wanting to move into the twenty-first century. So Obama says, “Well, we can’t negotiate with some nutcase like that! We gotta wait for a moderate.”
Bammo! They give us Rouhani as a moderate, we start negotiate — the point is we were negotiating with Ahmadinejad, because whenever you’re negotiating with your negotiating with supreme leader. Negotiating with the Ayatollah Khamenei. There isn’t a single one of these people over there can make a deal or any agreement within a deal without the approval of the Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader.
Now, the second thing we were lied about, even before the negotiations began, is John Kerry — who was a senator at the time — acting on Obama’s orders, had already recognized Iran’s right to enrich uranium on their own soil. This was known and reported all the way back in 2007. I think it is huge, because the United States has been trying for more than a decade to make Iran stop its uranium enrichment program. That involved the centrifuges and all that.
It turns out even before he was secretary of state, Senator John Kerry, as emissary of the Regime, green-lighted Iran’s right to go ahead and enrich uranium on their own soil. Now, the entire purpose… To illustrate the focus or the magnitude of this lie, the entire purpose of the economic sanctions that we slapped on Iran was to get them to stop their enrichment. Not only were the sanctions designed to get them to stop, they were designed to prevent them from being able to.
Because with the sanctions in place, they wouldn’t have the money, the capital, or access to materiel that they needed in order to move forward. And yet all of it did move forward while we had sanctions placed on them, while Ahmadinejad was the president — who we said we couldn’t negotiate with, who we said we couldn’t negotiate with. By the way, it’s been reported by that great Middle Eastern news service, MEMRI, M-E-M-R-I. All of this was a charade. The third thing, the third lie, third issue we were lied to about.
The Iranians are already pumping and selling their oil like crazy. Now, the Obama administration claims that sanctions are not yet been lifted on Iran as it relates to their oil. MEMRI is the Middle East Media Research Institute. The headline of the story: “Iranian Senior Officials Disclose Confidential Details From Nuclear Negotiations.” So the source for all this is a bunch of braggadocios Iranians who feel that it’s apparently okay now ’cause the deal’s done and Obama’s on his way to making sure the world and everybody else ratifies this thing.
“Iranian officials recently began to reveal details from the nuclear negotiations with the US since their early stages. Their statements indicate that the US initiated secret negotiations with Iran not after President Hassan Rohani, [supposedly] of the pragmatic camp, was elected in 2013, but rather in 2011-2012, in the era of radical president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” Again, folks, there’s no difference in the two. Don’t doubt me on this. Because whoever’s “president” is nothing more than a placeholder.
He’s a public figurehead that’s designed to create or produce or present an image of Iran as your normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill nation that has a president, has a parliament, that has elections and so forth. “The disclosures also indicate that, already at that time, Iran received from the US administration a letter recognizing its right to enrich uranium on its own soil,” while we supposedly had sanctions in place. President Barack Obama has wanted Iran to be able to move forward on their nuclear program.
He made it possible for this to happen even while sanctions were supposedly in place. “Hossein Sheikh Al-Islam, an advisor to the Majlis speaker, specified that the letter had come from John Kerry, then a senator and head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Iranian vice president and top negotiator Ali Akbar Salehi said that Kerry, while still a senator, had been appointed by President Obama to handle the nuclear contacts with Iran.” Kerry was assuring the Iranians they had the right to enrich uranium on their soil since 2007.
Now, what’s happening here is Chuck Schumer has come out in opposition to the deal, and the administration is unloading on him. The administration and its buddies in the media are unloading on Chuck Schumer. They accuse him… Washington Post, New York Times, they accuse him of being “a Jew who is in bed with the Jewish lobby, wealthy interests.” All of the code words it had usually use to attack conservatives they are using here to attack Chuck Schumer.
James Taranto, Best of the Web, Wall Street Journal: “Bigotry, Pure and Simple — The ugly attacks on Senator Chuck Schumer.” Now, say what you want, Senator Chuck Schumer is getting a taste of his own tactics. I mean, he’s not a stranger to these tactics. He has used them himself. I just find it fascinating he’s on the receiving end of them now. And, by the way, other Jewish members of Congress are also getting to one degree or another the same kind of treatment as Chuck-U Schumer is getting from the administration, from the Regime.
Basically the attacks are all, “He’s not a loyal American! He’s a Jew first! He’s an Israeli Jew and he’s supporting the Jewish lobby.” It’s despicable. It really is. It’s the kind of stuff that when a conservative Republican comes out and supports Israel, that’s the kind of stuff they say about him. And now they’re accusing Chuck Schumer, but it goes worse than that. Now they’ve got McCain coming out, actively opposing this deal for his own reasons. McCain is saying the Senate is not gonna pass this; the Senate is not gonna make this reality.
Obama is saying, “I don’t need you! I already got the UN. It’s gonna happen. I don’t care. You guys are just exercising your own folly here. I don’t need you guys to vote for this. It’s already a done deal.” I gotta tell you, like I said yesterday, I really misjudged this whole Schumer thing. I thought that Schumer coming out for the deal meant that they had enough Democrat votes to pass this thing and that Schumer could thus vote against it and remain loyal to his base in New York.
Which, in majority (I guess) position opposes the deal. But it turns out that’s not the case. It turns out his opposition to it is real and substantive, and it’s extensively documented and written. But I tell you, folks, this is the kind of in-the-weeds stuff that I know that the low-information crowd couldn’t care less about; they’re not gonna understand it when they hear it.
But it’s huge, to me, the things that we’ve been lied to about and the objective that these lies reveal. All along we have been facilitating Iran’s quest? All along we have been helping them make it possible? It now puts… You know, people have analyzed the deal and said, “Yeah, Iran’s gonna get a deal in two years, 10 years.” It all makes sense now.
RUSH: Stan in Winlock, Washington. Great to have you on the program Stan. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hello and thank you very much for taking my call. I’ll get right to my point. I think Obama’s brilliant. He put Israel in a no-win situation when he got the UN to approve the Iran nuke deal. If Israel unilaterally destroys Iran’s nuke capability, it will be condemned by the UN and they become the outlaw nation, not Iran. If Israel does nothing, Iran gets the bomb and Israel is toast. And all this was done while framing himself as seeking peace.
RUSH: Let my let me ask you a question, and I’m not per se disagreeing with that other than your claim that Obama’s brilliant. He may be a brilliant deceitful political tactician. Do you think Israel cares? On one hand, Israel destroyed and vaporized. On the other hand, the UN thinks Israel is mean. Which do you think they would choose?
CALLER: Oh, I think they have no choice. I think they will react militarily.
RUSH: Well, do you know that Obama has told them that we will stop them if this try to do that? Do you know that in this deal in the United States and the other negotiating partners promise to protect Iran against such an Israeli attack?
CALLER: Yeah, and supposedly Obama’s saying there won’t be any war but Israel’s already said that they will have no choice.
RUSH: No, no.
CALLER: They have to defend themselves.
RUSH: Obama said there would be a war if we don’t approve the deal. Oh, really? Well, who’s gonna start that war? There won’t be a war if there…? There will be a war if there isn’t a deal? How does that work? If that’s the case, who starts that war? It must be the Ayatollah Khamenei ticked off you can’t get his nuclear power. Who would start that? If there is no deal, it guarantees a war? This is what Obama said. It’s a classic Obama tactic. “You either take my way or it’s Armageddon!”
On either health care or economy, the stimulus. Now the Iran deal. Whatever it is, “It’s either my way or it’s the end of the world! It’s either my way or hell! It’s either my way or the worst that can possibly happen.” He always creates a straw dog. And, by the way, there are always people, in Obama’s worldview, who want the worst that can happen. In this case, it would be Benjamin Netanyahu. His straw dog or straw man always has people who represent the evil that he says would naturally occur if his way doesn’t happen. Stan, I appreciate the call.
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