Obama Negotiates With Iran as US Fleet Sails to Block Them in the Gulf

AFBrancoObamaCarterAward1092014It appears that President Barack Hussein Obama ‘s budding “bromance” with the Mad Mullahs of Iran made be headed toward rocky shoals.

Fox News reports that

The Obama administration is facing mounting pressure to use its leverage in the Iranian nuclear talks to demand the release of Americans imprisoned there — as Tehran proceeds with charges critics say are unfair and unjust. 

The latest case involves Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian, whom the newspaper revealed Monday is being charged by Iran with espionage and other alleged crimes. 

He had been arrested, along with his wife, in 2014. His wife was later released, but he has been detained at the notorious Evin Prison. The charges reported on Monday marked the first time they have been publicly described — and the information only came from his lawyers, not from the court itself. A State Department official, asked Monday about the report, could not confirm the charges but said, if true, they are “patently absurd.” 

“He should immediately be freed so he can return to his family. The charges should immediately be dismissed,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said. 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest echoed those remarks at his daily briefing. Yet, when asked why the White House can’t just tie the nuclear talks to the release of prisoners like Rezaian, Earnest said the talks are very “complicated” and must focus on one issue at a time. 

The development comes after new details surfaced about the prison conditions endured by a former U.S. Marine held in Iran. It was the case of that ex-Marine — Amir Hekmati, who was arrested in August 2011 on allegations of spying for the CIA while visiting his grandmother and other relatives in Iran — that prompted the latest high-profile plea to the administration to link the talks to the prisoner issue. 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars on Friday called for Hekmati’s release to be a part of the nuclear talks.  

“I am demanding that the U.S. government make his release a nonnegotiable part of whatever deal is cut with Iran,” VFW National Commander John Stroud said in a statement. Stroud said he has “grave concerns” over Hekmati’s imprisonment and allegations that “his Iranian captors are torturing a former Marine and a fellow VFW member.” 

For weeks, administration officials have insisted that the Iran nuclear talks will not involve non-nuclear issues. The State Department said as much when Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu urged negotiators to enshrine Israel’s “right to exist” in any agreement. 

“This is an agreement that doesn’t deal with any other issues, nor should it,” Harf said at the time. 

Really, precious?

These are Americans we are talking about, you incompetent over-aged Valley Girl.

Meanwhile,

A U.S. aircraft carrier has been dispatched to waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to block any Iranian shipments to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen. 

The U.S. Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea amid reports that a convoy of about eight Iranian ships is heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis. 

A Navy official confirmed to Fox News that the USS Theodore Roosevelt — along with her escort ship, the USS Normandy, a guided-missile cruiser — left the Persian Gulf on Sunday en route for the Arabian Sea, to help enforce the blockade. 

Tensions are rising in the region even as the U.S. and five other world powers scramble to strike a final deal with Iran on its nuclear program by the end of June. The fighting in Yemen, where U.S. ally Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition against the Iran-backed rebels, is complicating matters. 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, without commenting specifically on any Navy movements, said the U.S. has concerns about Iran’s “continued support” for the Houthis. 

I’m sure they do.

After all, how can Obama and Kerry continue to suck up to the Radical Muslim Barbarians of Iran if they are forced to send Iranian Ships down to Davy Jones’ Locker?

While the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) and his Secretary of State John (I served in Vietnam) Kerry continue to acquiesce…err…negotiate with the Rogue Radical Islamic Nation of Iran, seeking an “agreement” in defiance of Article 6 of the United Stated Constitution, there remain 3 Americans, including a Forgotten American Man of Faith, being held in the squalor of an Iranian Jail.

Back in March, the country watched, as the holier-than-thou Liberal sycophantic pundits in the Main Stream Media and on the Internet, called the 47 Congressman, led by American Veteran Tom Cotton, “treasonous”, for sending a letter to the Mad Mullahs in Iran, informing them that any “agreement” enacted by Obama and Kerry, would not be worth the paper it may or may not be written on, as the next United States President could declare it null and void, as it would not be a Formal Treaty.

For you see, boys and girls, in order for any agreement with any foreign country to be binding, it MUST be ratified by Congress.

Our Founding Fathers, in their brilliance, set up a System of Checks and Balances, so that American would not become an oppressive monarchy, such as the one they had just left, seeking to practice their Christian Faith, however they saw fit.

I wonder what our Founding Fathers would think of a President, who seeks to allow one of our mortal enemies the means by which to annihilate us, while this same enemy continues to hold captive an American, simply because he is a Christian Pastor?

While they continue to shout,

Death to America!?

They probably would not think very highly of him…at all.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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