Sorry, Obama Apologists -- Israel's Revelations on Iranian Nuclear Lies Are Both New and Important

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Posted: May 01, 2018 2:30 PM
Sorry, Obama Apologists -- Israel's Revelations on Iranian Nuclear Lies Are Both New and Important

In our earlier post, we addressed a number of ways in which supporters of the Iran nuclear deal have sought to spin away Prime Minister Netanyahu's dramatic unveiling of extraordinary new intelligence obtained by Israeli spies.  The Obama crowd, hellbent on protecting their tainted foreign policy legacy, is particularly eager to diminish the significance of the trove of original Iranian nuclear files the Mossad obtained and removed from Tehran.  There's nothing new here, they've sniffed.  They're wrong:


This Twitter thread, from a leading nuclear anti-proliferation organization, concludes as follows: "Unless Iran comes clean and destroys its nuclear weapons capabilities, the nuclear sunsets in the JCPOA look even more deadly to Iran's neighbors and the world more broadly."  The Israelis are also underscoring how the information they've gathered not only confirms long-held suspicions, but also shines light on previously-unknown facts:


According to Barak Ravid, an Israeli journalist, his senior source added: "The documents tell us more details than the IAEA knew until today about the Iranian nuclear program. The documents will be a very strong proof that there was a military nuclear program in Iran. Such proof that the Iranians will not be able to deny."  To reiterate a key point in all of this, the Iran deal was not allowed to go into effect until and unless the regime in Tehran was totally transparent about its past nuclear activities.  Rather than telling the truth, Iran lied again, denying the existence of an illegal nuclear weapons program that their own no-longer-secret documents confirm.  I highlighted the importance of this violated prerequisite on Special Report last night:

Mollie Hemingway is right to note that Trump's authority to simply abandon the Obama administration's commitments under the accord is a direct result of Obama's unilateral action that bypassed Congress.  Obama took that approach because a large bipartisan majority of Congress opposed his reckless plan.  Meanwhile, we are learning more about the scope of this Israeli intelligence operation, and how it was disseminated to the United States -- with our own intelligence agencies authenticating the Iranian documents. Back to Ravid's reporting: "[An] Israeli official said the Mossad received intelligence that showed the Iranians were trying to hide all the documents which dealt with the military dimensions of their nuclear program. The official said that in a highly secret operation known to a handful of Iranian officials the Iranians transferred tens of thousands of documents and CD's from several different sites around the country to a civilian warehouse in Tehran. The Israeli official said the Iranians did all that because they were afraid that in post Iran deal inspections the IAEA will discover the incriminating documents."  They didn't want to destroy the evidence, of course -- presumably because they wanted to maintain the detailed roadmap to developing nuclear weapons they'd carefully and secretly cultivated over many years, while publicly denying that fact every step of the way.  

But they apparently also decided they couldn't have it warehoused in various locations around the country, lest IAEA inspectors discover a piece or two of the puzzle (although the IAEA's reach is limited under the agreement), so they moved it under one "secure" roof.  The fact that this hyper-secret facility was breached by the Israelis is what convinces me that there must be a least one high-ranking mole within the regime working with Israel.  After all, only "a handful" of Iranians were aware of the existence of this archive, according to Israel.  More than 100 Mossad agents worked on this operation, who executed their plan early this year, Ravid's sources say.  Netanyahu reportedly briefed President Trump and his inner circle on these developments two months ago (no leaks, I will point out), then deliberately chose to go public after European leaders had their shot at convincing Trump not to walk away from the pact:


The president will announce his decision on or before May 12.  I'll leave you with this, from the lying, terrorism-supporting, American-murdering regime's leading mouthpiece -- with whom Team Obama hammered out their terrible deal: