Iran Nuclear Deal – All About The Money

Everyone seems brainwashed that the Iran nuclear deal was all about peace and love and everyone just getting along like Flower Children wearing daisies.  Conservatives, Libertarians, and Democrats are gushing that Trump is disrupting a Peace Agreement when in fact it was never about Peace – it was always about Money – Trade – follow the $$$$$$!  

Short term memory loss:  In 2016 the UK government released an Iranian trade and export guide:  “There is a positive outlook for UK-Iran trade relations. Iran is the biggest new market to enter the global economy in over a decade, offering significant opportunities in most sectors, with potential to grow as the market in Iran expands.

Iran’s significant oil and gas reserves will be an important driver of economic growth. Other sectors in this diversified economy with the potential to contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and employment and where UK business has particular strengths include: Retail, Healthcare, Infrastructure, mining and water.”

Money. 

Of course the EU has to support the Obama Nuclear Deal, their business interests have ratcheted up billions to exploit the country and if they supported Trump to pull out of the deal, their lobbyists, their political funding, would tank!

The Guardian wrote:   “Companies from Asia and Europe are already flocking to do business in theemerging economy, which is set to come in from the cold should Tehran meet its obligations to not pursue a nuclear weapon.”

Dubai scheduled ten flights per day to Tehran and said each one was packed.   But it was Germany leading the pack with their tongue wagging and their wallets stuffed with IOU’s anticipating a boom of $3 billion Euro immediately, and a release of their oil import concerns amidst visions of lollipops and gummy bears…

Meanwhile the voices revert still to the Peace Treaty and claim that Iran underwent multiple inspections all of which determined it was squeaky clean.   But the inspection process was quite sketchy;  Iran had to be given advance notice of an inspection by outsiders, certain facilities were exempt from inspection, military facilities were off-limits including the Parchin facility which was ‘self inspected’.

Currently the IAEA website is blocking access to Iran Inspections with an “error Page 504…  Odd.  I suppose they need to create reports that weren’t previously created?

In 2016, Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said “The hard work of verifying the controversial pact will likely continue for years, strongly hinting that he intends to seek a third term as head of the watchdog agency to see the task through.”

“It is still fragile,” Amano said of the accord during an interview at the IAEA’s Austrian headquarters. “Reaching an agreement was very important, but making it sustainable requires a lot of effort.” 

Has the IAEA released an Inspection Report since 2016?

Trump attempted to renegotiate parts of the Agreement to shore up the obvious loopholes and was blatantly told – No.  Why if they have nothing to hide?  Why if they are truly in compliance?

The IAEA is mired in controversy and muddling, short staffed, and inexperienced staff make up a portion of their inspection team.  In September 2017, Director General, Yukima Amana, stated that“The IAEA has conducted many complementary accesses (CAs) in Iran since Implementation Day of the JCPOA, and will continue to request access to sites and locations before drawing a broader conclusion for the country.”

In other words, two years after the implementation of the Nuclear Deal as created by Obama and Kerry, only a handful of sites were actually inspected by the IAEA because Iran refused access.

Now the media would have us believe that what is most important is for the US to ignore these facts and simply join the EU bandwagon of exploiting the trade dollars while Iran continues to do whatever it chooses…

Meanwhile, Kerry is desperate.  I wonder how much $$$$$$ are at stake from his own portfolio?

Obama and Kerry: Negotiating with Global Leaders

While the press is fixated on personal jabs at Trump, McCain at personal jabs at Trump, there is a rumbling beneath the surface that is growing exponentially.   Despite the fact that Obama is no longer president, he continues to act as though he is meeting with foreign dignitaries across the globe from the presidents of China to India to France, to Germany, to Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan to the infamous Farrakhan leader of the Nation of Islam.  

John Kerry is also making world tours under the guise of his former status as Secretary of State, most importantly meeting with heads of state in Iran.   Kerry is also running around the globe speaking at the UN as the US representative while fomenting division as he speaks with France’s Macron, with the European Union foreign policy chief, and with Germany’s president, Steinmeier.  Coincidentally, today Steinmeier (who rarely comes out of the proverbial closet to offer an opinion on anything) made front page news as he slams Trump for alienating what was formerly known as the ‘global community” and for not backing the Iran deal…

Simultaneously, Michelle Obama is making tours representing herself as the ‘forever First Lady”, and Hillary is raising money across the globe purportedly in the guise of book tours.

Theories circulate as to the radical flurry of these comrades-in-armswho seemingly are securing their place, their name, their power – as a potential transfer of power underlying the rumbling in the US White House.   Impeachment or coup, they are desperate to secure their grab of righteous authority.

But these trolls of the White House are losing ground as Trump continues to drain The Swamp and reveal the corruption that has plagued our government for decades.   A bitter war is being fought as we stand idly on the sidelines.   Most of The People are completely unaware of the magnitude of this purging.   Most are not privy to the layers upon layers that have slowly been built only to find that as one layer is uncovered and displaced, ten more are revealed.

James Baker – FIRED 

Lisa Page – FIRED

Mike Kortan, FBIAssistant Director for Public Affairs – FIRED

Josh Campbell, Special Assistant to James Comey – FIRED

David Laufman, Chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section [NAT SEC – HRC email invest]- FIRED/FORCE

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General – Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCE

Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General & Acting Attorney General – FIRED

Mary McCord, Acting Assistant Attorney General – Acting Head of DOJ’s National Security Division – FIRED/FORCE

Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General – Demoted 2x – cooperating witness [power removed]

Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General – No. 3 official behind Deputy AGRosenstein – FIRED/FORCE

It is interesting that despite these revelations, many within even the conservative ranks and Libertarian ranks, are still unsatisfied.  As though it isn’t ‘enough’, it isn’t ‘fast enough’, it isn’t enough players…   They speak with the same entitlement and impatience that one would normally expect from within the Liberal Democrat ranks.   Perhaps it is simply a societal anomaly of everything must happen immediately without the business and political insight of rules of order, of cause and effect, and of thorough research and investigation.

While Kerry’s actions of colluding with the ‘enemy’ are categorically illegal under the Logan Act, Obama continues to traverse a skimming line that is carefully announced within the vein of Foundation work – much like the Clinton Foundation skimming that was regurgitated just a year+ ago.   But given there were no real consequences paid by the Clinton’s for their corrupt funding, Obama has nothing to preclude him from playing the same game.

At least not – Yet.  

Iran and Cuba – Lifting Sanctions Translates to $$$$$!

What happens to a country when the US and it’s buddies lift sanctions? Will Iran and Cuba stem to profit? Or is it big business that profits?

Already the lines are forming as the calculations of mega $$$$ create foam on the mouths of greed…. Iran needs infrastructure, they need commercial buildings, housing, and of course, banks. But there is another flood, Tehran’s stock market (Did you even know they had a stock market? I didn’t). While it isn’t much, ‘futures’ are everything. Brokerage Renaissance Capital is predicting that $1 billion will flow into the economy the first year alone! Other brokerages are already setting up compliant funds so that investors can begin hedging the Iranian market.

CEO, Richard Adley, made the obvious statement that Iran’s market is ‘underweight‘. Really, you think so?  Do they pay you to make those sort of analyses?

The Tehran stock market has 339 listed companies worth over $104 billion in industries such as chemicals, agriculture, telecommunications, automobiles, mining, steel, insurance, etc… In other words, well diversified. Over the last month their market has traded from a low of about 64,400 to 69,400 representing an increase of 8.33%. It rose 130% in 2013 and another 33% in 2014. Women are traders, companies are being privatized, inflation is still high, but lower than the staggering 35% it was.

The population is highly educated due to state funding for tuition, room and board at their universities. 97% of the adult population between 15 and 24 are literate. Oddly, the US and the UK refuse to provide their literacy rate on any website that I have uncovered. Woman make-up 60% of the student body at universities, and 35% of the 15-24 age group are in enrolled in higher education. Like Norway, their system trains high schoolers in a technical or vocational diploma.  While education is a top priority, jobs are scarce, but once the doors are open and conglomerates move in, they will find a very worthy, highly educated workforce to pick and choose from as candidates will most likely be quite eager.

Cuba’s stock market which is comprised of ‘one’ stock fund, has also seen a dramatic spike since the lifting of sanctions became a real potential. Last year their market hovered at the very real number of – 8 – (yes just 8), but spiked over 14 last December. A 75% increase!

Because the Cuban government invested heavily in medicine and bio-markets over the last 60 years, these are the areas that will see the most interest by outside investors initially. But there is a tremendous tourist market that will boost airlines, hotels, building, cruiselines, and food over the near and immediate term. Airbnb has already launched into Cuba with over 1000 listings.

While Cuban real estate is the new must-have, international buyers are still held at arms length. Marrying a Cuban is an option, given that property can only be legally bought by full-time residents, however, if you were to divorce, the property automatically reverts to the Cuban spouse 100%. Of course, if you want to move to Cuba and remain their – forever – you can buy real estate.

A new economy is a burgeoning one – it has nowhere to go but up! But, the respective governments in these two economies leave the slope a bit slippery and caution is the prudent attitude to maintain. While Iran is mostly Shi’a, this could become a threat to the Sunni majority of Saudi Arabia, our ‘other ally’. Not to mention Israel. And while Cuba remains communist, their trust in the US is minimal for obvious reasons. Time will tell whether these instabilities can calm. Only time.

Weapons – Here, There and Everywhere

The US keeps giving away weapons to just about anyone asking. Unfortunately, it appears we frequently give them to countries that we think are or might be an ally, only to find that we go to war with that country at some future date – against our own weapons.

The latest is of course, Iraq.

In 1982 the US armed Saddam Hussein in Iraq’s fight against Iran. Iraq instigated the war with Iran. It is estimated that anywhere from ½ million to one million people died in that war. Another ½ million became permanent invalids. Over $228 billion was spent and the end result was over $400 billion in damage. The war included indiscriminate missile attacks on cities and civilians. It included the extensive use of chemical weapons. The major sources of the chemicals were DOW Chemical, and the US Department of Commerce. The US, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait aided Saddam Hussein.

The end of this war led to the Gulf War. Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait this time. The same country that had been an ally against Iran. Of course, this time the US was on the side of Kuwait – fighting against weapons provided to Saddam by the US in the 1980’s. The precipitating factor – oil. Saddam thought that Kuwait and the Saudis were siphoning his oil and therefore wanted to cancel out a $30 billion debt. Saudi Arabia ‘asked’ the US for military intervention. This time, weapons were given to Kuwait. Chemical weapons used by Iraq against Iran are now being used against US military.

Upwards of 30% of the weapons provided to Iraq could not be accounted for. It is presumed they found their way to various terrorist factions, including ISIS.

The Afghanistan war found our US military facing off against weapons provided to them during the 1980’s when we allied with them against the Soviets.

IN 2008, the US supplied weapons to Uganda and Burundi, half of which ended up in the hands of Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is a jihadist terrorist group that has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda.

In 2012, weapons sent to Qatar and the UAE ended up in the hands of Islamic militants in Libya.

Weapons sent to Syria in support of the rebels fighting against Asad ended up in the hands of ISIS, including weapons parachuted into the country meant for the Kurds.

And now Iraq’s Prime Minister is seeking a ‘sustainable flow of weapons’ from the US with payment ‘deferred’ given the oil price crisis has damaged their economy.

It would seem that we do not learn from our past mistakes, instead we insist that this time … ‘they promised’. In fact we supply quite a hefty load of weapons to Middle East countries including:

UAE $3.7billion

Turkey $2.3billion

Afghanistan $1.06billion

Egypt $976million

Iraq $916million

Saudi Arabia $1billion

Oman $130million

Kuwait $107million

And the list goes on ad nauseam.

When these weapons turn up in the hands of El Nusra, Al Shabaad, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and even Boko Haram, suddenly everyone is mute. US weapons in the hands of Al-Qaeda in Yemen brings shrugs and California valley girl, ”whatever’s’. The oops factor.

Who has nuclear weapons? Russia, China, UK, US, France, Pakistan, India, and Israel are known to possess nuclear weapons. It is a possibility that North Korea, and Iran have a bomb. Countries that have nuclear weapon fuel Kazakhstan, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Belarus, Japan, Italy, Poland and South Africa.

Saudi Arabia has signed a pact with Pakistan that it will fund their nuclear development and in return Pakistan will provide the Saudis with nuclear warheads. Other Middle East countries pursuing nuclear power include; Turkey, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Algeria, and Morocco.

Are we concerned?