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John Kerry says he likes multi-lateral solutions to international problems.
He says it all the time.
But does he mean it?
Is this just political, election-year rhetoric?
Or is it that he really just craves power and will say and do anything to achieve it?
Let’s take a crisis that could arguably be characterized as the most serious one facing the West today – terrorist Iran’s efforts to build nuclear weapons.
Kerry has said repeatedly, in the first debate with President Bush and in his official campaign policy positions, that he would give Iran the nuclear fuel it wants in exchange for a promise not to enrich the fuel to build nuclear weapons.
“I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes,” he said.
Think about that statement.
Iran is sitting on some of the greatest oil reserves in the world. Why would Iran be so headstrong to build nuclear reactors to light its streets?
This position of appeasement is similar to a proposal floated by the European Union, which would give Tehran a light-water reactor that produces less fissionable material than the heavy-water reactor Iran is building and support the country’s entry into the World Trade Organization in exchange for an agreement to suspend all of its uranium-enrichment activities.
In other words, for an agreement not worth the paper upon which it is written, Iran would successfully blackmail Europe into providing it with nuclear fuel, nuclear reactors and a position of respectability and responsibility in the family of nations.
Does this sound familiar? Do visions of Neville Chamberlain waving that piece of paper upon his return from Berlin come to mind?
Of course, it should surprise no one that Iran has not grabbed the offer. Rogue nations understand they can always raise the stakes in this kind of extortion game. If threats work once, they will work again. If a little terror helps you reach an objective, more will buy a higher price. If bellicosity brings the powerful nations of the West to the table, what will nuclear bellicosity bring?
Therefore, Iran decided not to jump at Europe’s office. Instead, Iran is planning to wait until after the Nov. 2 U.S. elections to see if it can cut yet a better deal.
In other words, Iran is factoring in the possibility of a John Kerry election victory.
Isn’t that great? Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t it nice that John Kerry has interfered in an ongoing multi-lateral attempt, as misguided as it might be, to prevent Iran from arming itself with nuclear weapons? He has done this simply by opening his big mouth and lending credence to the wholly unbelievable proposition that Iran might actually want to build nuclear reactors for entirely peaceful purposes – and he did it in a presidential election year as multilateral bargaining was going on, ensuring that nothing would happen before the elections.
Not even Kerry’s Iranian-American supporters believe his position makes any sense.
Under oath, in a videotaped deposition obtained by WorldNetDaily, Kerry’s chief Iranian-American fund-raiser repudiated the presidential candidate’s policy toward Tehran, declaring the Islamic regime should not be trusted with nuclear materials.
As WorldNetDaily previously reported exclusively, Hassan Nemazee, 54, a New York investment banker and former board member of a pro-Tehran lobby, delivered a one-hour deposition earlier this month in New York City in a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Aryo Pirouznia, leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran.
WorldNetDaily has now obtained a copy of that videotape and is making it available to the public. Nemazee charges Pirouznia with defamation of character for accusing him of being an Iranian government agent. In a countersuit, Pirouznia contends that supporters of the cleric-led regime are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Kerry campaign.
It remains to be seen if the allegation is true. But it would certainly make sense for Iran to support Kerry. He’s clearly a guy with which the mullahs can do business.