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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jul 29, 2015 at 07:35 PM

  On July 14th of this year the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),a nuclear agreement was signed in Vienna between Iran,the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council?China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States?plus Germany), and the European Union. The agreement is a comprehensive agreement on the nuclear program of Iran. Under the agreement,Iran will eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98%,and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its centrifuges for at least fifteen years.For the next fifteen years,Iran also agreed not to enrich uranium over 3.67% or build any new uranium-enriching or heavy-water facilities.Uranium-enrichment activities will be limited to a single facility using first-generation centrifuges for ten years.Other facilities will be converted to avoid proliferation risks.
 To monitor and verify Iran's compliance with the agreement,the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have regular access to all Iranian nuclear facilities.The agreement provides that in return for verifiably abiding by its commitments,Iran will receive relief from U.S., European Union, and United Nations Security Council nuclear-related sanctions.
  On July 20th,2015 the Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolution 2231 (2015),endorsing the Joint Comprehensive Agreement on Iran?s Nuclear Program.
  First a little history. When most Americans think about Iran they think about November 4,1979 when Iranians stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and held 52 US citizens hostage for 444 days. This action severed diplomatic relations between the US & Iran and has remained so since.
  However,not surpring because all the crap they are fed to by CNN and FOX News Americans are rather short sighted. When Iranians think about the US they think about the 1953 Iranian coup d''etat.
  The 1953 Iranian coup d'etat,known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup,was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of the Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on August 19,1953,orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot") and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project).So much for the USA trying to spread democracy. The USA likes a country having democracy as long as the country votes for someone who they like.
  After the coup,the Shah of Iran ruled as an monarch for the next 26 years while modernizing the country using oil revenues,until he was overthrown in the Iranian Revolution in 1979.The tangible benefits the United States reaped from overthrowing Iran's elected government included a share of Iran's oil wealth and ensuring the Iranian nation remained under the control of an allied dictator.Washington continually supplied arms to the increasingly unpopular Shah and the CIA-trained SAVAK,his repressive secret police force;however by the 1979 revolution,his increasingly independent policies resulted in his effective abandonment by his American allies,hastening his downfall.The coup is widely believed to have significantly contributed to anti-American and anti-British sentiment in Iran and in the Middle East.The 1979 revolution 
deposed the Shah and replaced the pro-Western monarchy with a largely anti-Western authoritarian theocracy.
  After the Iranian 1979 Revolution the US Embassy was seized.
  Now back to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement. Israel's reaction to the agreement was harsh to say the least.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran, because Iran continues to seek our destruction,we will always defend ourselves." Netanyahu called the deal a "capitulation" and "a bad mistake of historic proportions.
"Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called the deal an "historic surrender" and said that Israel would "act with all means to try and stop the agreement being ratified"?indicating that it would try to use its influence to block the agreement in the U.S. Congress,while U.S.  Secretary of State John Kerry said a rejection of the deal by the Congress could cause Israel being "more isolated and more blamed".Naftali Bennett,leader of the Bayit Yehudi party (which is a member of the government coalition), said: "The history books have been rewritten again today, and this period will be deemed particularly grave and dangerous."
  Is this the real reason Israel rejects the agreement. Israel's position is rather hypocritical.Iran has had many nuclear inspectors into their country.But Israel who has nuclear weapons will not allow inspectors into their country. Further,Iran had nuclear power when the Shah was in power and then you heard no complaints from the west.
  Also the US and Israel's relationship wasn't always so cheerful. In the 1956 Suez Crisis the US backed Egypt over Israel.It wasn't until when the US was tied down with their war in Vietnam and Israel had the "6 Day War",that Israel became America's henchman in the Middle East.
  Since 1967 the US always supported Israel in the UN and allows them to commit war crimes and violate human rights with impunity. Now with this nuclear agreement tensions may ease between the US and Iran and Iran may become America's henchmen in the Middle East.Both Israel and Saudi Arabia will not like this.Could this be the real reason Israel and Saudi Arabia are opposed to the Iran nuclear agreement?
Like Israel,Saudi Arabia because of its friendly relations with the USA gets a free pass on it's human rights violations too. 
  Now to the US Congress.Both houses of the US Congress are now controlled by the Republicans who are puppets of the Military Industrial complex.The military industrial complex does not want peace.They want war. The military-industrial complex makes money hy selling things like bombs and tanks. If there is no war they do not make any money.Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said if he is elected president that he would bomb Iran on his first day in office. I was watching TV earlier today and there was a program on,talking about how through robots and artificial intelligence (AI) by 2050 could be replacing combat troops.Rather pathetic how the US government with all its money would prefer to invest in products that kill and destroy civilizations rather than investing in products that help build civilizations.
  So anyway,the bottom line is the Republicans in the US Congress want war.If the Tran agreement is ratified.People will start to think. If we can sit down and negotiate with Iran,why can't we talk to Russia,China or North Korea. Also now Iran wants to join the WTO and become a participating
member of the world community.The Republicans in the US Congress can not have this.Israel and the US Congress must continue to demonize Iran,continue to instill fear into Americans because peace with Iran is not what they want.They want war,war,war and more war!!!!
  Now, Obama has threatened to veto any bill passed by the US Congress that destroys the JCPOA. Congress may get a simple majority to gut the agreement but they probably won't get the 2/3 vote needed to override Obama's veto. But if they get this simple majority for the bill,a Repunlican
candidate in the 2016 election could use this as amo.They could say Obama vetoed a bill that a majority of the people voted for.
  Republicans have said if they overeide Obama's veto or a Republican is elected president in 2016,they will trash the JCPOA.
If that happens the whole world will see the Republicans for the scumbags that they are.With or without the USA's approval the UN and other nations of the world will lift the sanctions against Iran and welcome Iran into the world community and the USA can eat it's lunch alone.
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