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Trump Cancels Iran Deal: Complete Video - Well Delivered Lies and Innuendo

Following a well-delivered set of lies and accusations, Trump signed an executive order halting a deal with Iran.

President Trump waved sanctions several times, but today, as expected, Trump unilaterally pulled out of a nuclear deal with Iran.

Trump cancelled the deal despite pleas from European leaders and legitimate concerns in Congress.

Trump’s decision, announced at the White House, follows the failure of last-ditch efforts by Britain, France and Germany to convince him that his concerns about “flaws” in the accord could be addressed without violating its terms or ending it altogether.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a sometime Trump critic, warned Tuesday that the ramifications of a U.S. withdrawal could reach beyond the Middle East.

“The agreement obviously had problems it didn’t address, Iran’s malign behavior or ballistic missiles. But after you’re in it and Iran has already realized the benefits of it ... to now allow them to get out of their obligations on the nuclear side would be foolhardy, in my view,” Flake told reporters. “And it also says more about our willingness to work with our allies. We’re having enough problems around the world in terms of our reliability, whether it’s trade or commercial engagements or security arrangements.”

Sanctions Reinstated

Full Video Statement

Trump refused to answer question about the pullout, instead briefly commenting on progress in North Korea.

Irony

When it comes to kidnapping, torture, lies, and stirring up trouble in the Mideast, the US is second to none.

Supposedly, Israel has proof Iran reneged on the deal. Let's see the proof.

EU Has Most to lose

Who's Telling the Truth?

Ominous Pullout

Hard-Liners, Israel Win - Everyone Else Loses

My Take

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

During the Bay of Pigs, Russia didn't do anything since it was not an ally of Cuba, yet. The missile crisis happed when the US sneaked in missiles into Turkey and the USSR felt it was only fair to do the same with Cuba. The two events are disconnected.

The phone that we called to contact the Kremlin was across the street in a warehouse on the 4th floor. Kennedy slept in the Oval Office during the crisis. Too bad that Kennedy was our last hope.

"Kennedy slept in the Oval Office during the crisis. Too bad that Kennedy was our last hope." .......if Kennedy was a president today he would be smeared mercilessly by the media for the Marilyn Monroe affair, and his imaged damaged. And who knows what other secrets would have popped up if he and his family was put though the ringer on a daily basis like Trump is. Presidents actually had some privacy back then.

The Israeli lobbyists and its patrons win again. Hooray for 21st century democracy.

"What keeps happening?"

Duh! A country transacting in US dollars stops doing so and then gets attacked soon. Iraq, Libya, Syria. Iran is next.

"What keeps happening?"!!!! No wonder you are so clueless that you didn't get it and still don't.

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Realist said: I guess there’s no point signing any kind of agreement with the US. You can’t trust them to keep their word. The US took 200 years to build it’s reputation. Trump has trashed that reputation in a few months.

Bingo

A bunch of taxfeeders running around “signing agreements” with each other; that an entire world full of third parties are then supposed to be limited and restrained by lest they get hauled off to Gitmo to be waterboarded for the amusement of the less than zeros in the agreement signing club, serves no purpose nor point, period.

Valid, binding agreements are agreed to by individuals. Not a gaggle of privileged twits possessing no other qualities than superior armament, claiming to rule them. The only upside to Trump continuing to double down on this kind of serially-dumbed-down-by-every-President-since-the-beginning-of-the-Progressive-Era, is that it will open the eyes of a few more to the pointlessness of it all. More smuggling of goods between Iran and Europe. Through Turkey and Greece, as well as via Sicily by “those guys.” And a more realistic assessment of the usefulness (as in none) of governments and their policies and sanctions by more people. Both in Iran, Europe and beyond.

After all, the entirety of what the taxfeeders and their sycophant army calls “The System,” is absolutely nothing whatsoever more than a simple theft racket. By which the pointless, useless, worthless but connected and privileged, are robbing the rest. Under one contrived and ridiculous auspice or another. The less legitimacy is left in any of it, the better.

I was against the Iran deal but even more against withdrawing from it. Don't see a plan B, how we get sanctions reimposed or how we gain leverage in Iranian compliance. Trump administration has not laid out a vision of how we get from point A to point B by withdrawing

the names you mentioned are no more trustworthy than Samuel L Jackson's strung out character, Gator, in Jungle Fever...but you go on giving known liars the benefit of the doubt

"Realist said: I guess there’s no point signing any kind of agreement with the US. You can’t trust them to keep their word. The US took 200 years to build it’s reputation. Trump has trashed that reputation in a few months." Ratification of a treaty requires 60 votes from Senate. Rule was unconstitutionally changed to require 60 to defeat ratification. Trump didn't do that.

I'm shocked, shocked that a politician would lie :)

I rather think that Trump is just trying to drive up the price of oil (successfully) by making it harder for Iran to produce and export oil. Higher oil prices help fracking companies go out of business slower, and these fracking companies employ a lot of Trump's voters.

Russia is happy to cooperate with driving up oil prices, thus Netanyahu was guest of honor at the Victory Day parade in Moscow yesterday while Israel was bombing Iranian forces in Syria. And the price of oil went up :)

The EU is very opposed to higher oil prices, and thus is trying to 'save' the JCPOA.

As Lord Palmerston said, "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests". The USA now probably wants higher oil prices. Saudi Arabia and Russia want higher oil prices. Nations will behave according to their interests, and Trump, Putin and MBS will throw the EU and Iran under the bus to get higher oil prices.

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The Iran deal was not signed agreement (deal)? it is not a treaty and wasn't sent to congress. The (deal)? was a verbal agreement that basically allows Iran to continue there nuclear development under guidance and we lift sanctions and send them money. Where did the $150 billion come from?

Anyone who carefully followed the Iran deal negotiations and its terms would have to be curious as to why we "made" the deal. In fact it does not provide for our oversight of their development facilities (the US agents are excluded from any oversight), nor are all of their development facilities subject to oversight....especially one of their major military development sites.

Anyone who carefully followed the Iran deal negotiations and its terms would have to be curious as to why we "made" the deal. In fact it does not provide for our oversight of their development facilities (the US agents are excluded from any oversight), nor are all of their development facilities subject to oversight....especially one of their major military development sites.

But more telling is the nature of the negotiations themselves. For everyone who has actually negotiated a stressed deal, our negotiators appeared to be completely incompetent. When Iran would repudiate an earlier agreed term, we simply continued as though it didn't matter. The most notorious was there refusal to sign the heads of agreement in March, when they suddenly claimed that was not part of the framework for agreement, which it was.

It is also telling when your negotiating opposite reminds you regularly that it intends to destroy your allies, and ultimately you. This is known as "testing" to see how far the opposition can be pushed. Here's a secret. When your negotiating opponent says "Death to you and yours," leave the table without explanation. Otherwise you are assuring the opposition that you'll give up lots more....and we did.

Trump just likes the attention he gets from breaking things he doesn't understand but knows will upset people. His appeal to his base is not what he does, but who he upsets.

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