If True Should Add Some Fire to the 3rd Debate (Updated)

Russ Steele

This came in over the e-mail transom  from a post on Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog. Sent by a regular reader of this blog.

Obama recognises Iran’s “nuclear rights”

He’s still president until January even if he loses the election in November so what’s the hurry, but more to the point, what’s the reason? Being reported:

Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed on Saturday that the Swiss envoy to Tehran has quoted US President Barack Obama as acknowledging Iran’s nuclear rights.

Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti attended a meeting with senior Iranian foreign ministry officials a few days ago to submit a letter from the US president to Tehran leaders.

Vice-Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Ebrahimi told FNA that during the meeting, Agosti had told the Iranian officials that President Barack Obama recognizes Iran’s right of access and use of the nuclear technology.

‘There are a couple of points with regard to this (US) message (to Iran),’ Ebrahimi said and added, ‘Firstly, during the session to submit the message, the Swiss ambassador to Tehran quoted the US president as saying that “we (the US) recognize your nuclear rights”.’

As regards the second issue, the lawmaker said that the Swiss diplomat had also quoted Obama as saying that ‘I didn’t want to impose sanctions on your central bank but I had no options but to approve it since a Congress majority had approved the decision.’

Also from Drudge: “Chavez, Castro, Putin endorse Obama…“.

(Update 10-22-12, 09:20)  You can do the same search:



About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

19 Responses to If True Should Add Some Fire to the 3rd Debate (Updated)

  1. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    I would prefer your east coast/world correspondent – just say’in

    Dixon Cruickshank

    Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:33:22 +0000 To: eggsuckindog@hotmail.com

  2. And then there is this from the New York Times:

    The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.

    Iranian officials have insisted that the talks wait until after the presidential election, a senior administration official said, telling their American counterparts that they want to know with whom they would be negotiating.

    News of the agreement — a result of intense, secret exchanges between American and Iranian officials that date almost to the beginning of President Obama’s term — comes at a critical moment in the presidential contest, just two weeks before Election Day and the weekend before the final debate, which is to focus on national security and foreign policy.

  3. Of course as a signatory country of the nuclear non-prolifiration treaty Iran already has nuclear rights…rights to the peaceful use of nuclear technology….


  4. gjrebane says:

    I wonder if such ‘nuclear rights’ can be withdrawn from nations that violate the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. But then again, ‘rights’ as used here is the wrong word.

    • If they violate the treaty those ‘rights’ can be withdrawn. That’s what war looks like. Hopefully we can avoid war by making violating the treaty so painful that war looks pleasant, without making war the only way the Iranian regime can maintain power.

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      It was reported today that Obama’s Admin said they were talking with Iran and Iran had agreed to some points, then they withdrew when it was discovered it was BS. Obama is desperate.

  5. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    We should send them a note Todd: welcome to our world

  6. Ed Peritz says:

    He said, who said, what said, Xerxes said, Leonidas said. You just sink lower and lower with your unverified attacks. And R. Steele you should be embarrassed to post that crude. Romney and Ryan know only how to lie, evade and the Republican party has degenerated into an organization like Tass. Putin would right there with you guys. Trash talk, and wimps and opportunists that will hurt the country just so you can regain power.

    You all want war with Iran it seems, but just like all those scared-of-their-own-shadow Romney’s and Ryan, Bush and crew, too, run away at the first sign of danger.

    • Russ says:

      Ed what unverified attacks? I have given the sources for all the information in the post. Can you refute the sources? Try the Google search for yourself. Several sources have reported the Obama-Iran letter. Are you saying it is not true? Please share your proof with our readers!

  7. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Mr. Peritz has given a marvelous example of Projection. Clinically fascinating, I thank you Sir.

  8. Ed Peritz says:

    If i did, I’d just be bloviating. I don’t bother anymore, becuse you ideologues don’t care about those stubborn facts. Not at all Mr. Day; just listened to all the lies, Moroni c conclusions, of these blogs and had to speak up. It was the clinician in me, that recognized the soul lessness of the GOP, and drove me out.

    • Ed Peritz says:

      And he looks at how the current makeup of the court reflects changes in the Republican Party at large, underscoring in particular the fallout created by the departure of the moderate Republican Sandra Day O’Connor.
      (“What makes this harder,” she reportedly told Justice David Souter as she was preparing to leave, “is that it’s my party that’s destroying the country.”)

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      Russ, this is the nut who attacks anyone he dislikes and I have had him spew his crap on my blog. This is what happens when someone is brainwashed. The left is dangerous. Oh, and EdP, Russ and Mr. Rebane are veterans so you can’t use your whine against them in that regard.

      • Ed Peritz says:

        Mr. Steele, Juvinall, doesn’t have a clue about any issues or me. I disagree with you though I hardly ever post, but T.J., IMO, is just an uneducated, hateful evangelical.

      • Russ says:

        Ed, I have never met you and I have known Todd for years. He is a highly opinionated, but I would not consider him uneducated. How would you characterize your world views?

      • Ed P says:

        I appreciate the civility and will be glad to clarify for you my views. But I am with one of my health care aides now, so it will have to be later. For now, I’ll just say, out of belief of putting my body where my mouth is, I withdrew from UCONN, joined the USMC and fought VC and NVA for 13 months, as a 03?? mortars. and am still 100% service- connected because of Vietnam. So when your friend calls me a commie, wimp, etc, I give him no respect.

  9. Ed Peritz says:

    Characterizing world views can be a lengthy chore. If you are really interested, you can discover a lot about my thinking by reading my book, Killing Woodstock, in print and available bluenotebooks.com, from me, or it is now an ebook available from Amazon and other outlets. An action/adventure, the protagonist shares my views.

    Raised in a conservative environment, a 15 room house on five acres in a NYC suburb–with a 200 acre estate–two mansions and Ward’s Castle–on the grounds, and a father who worked for CBS TV in early fifties, who, with his co-workers, played a large role in turning CBS into the dominant network for so long, I’m no stranger to the mind set of those enjoying prosperity. But I reject the notion that wealth is only factor of success, worthiness or nobility of character.

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