Ummmmm. I have no words. Actually I have many words and am not that surprised.
As Obama made his deal with Iran, the rest of the country, yours truly included, collectively said, “WTF?!” Well Obama thinks that getting in bed with a country that wants us all dead is a good idea, apparently. Who knows how his mind works.
According to new reports about U.S./Iran relations, we are getting information that Iran is being directed by Obama officials to NOT tell people when or if they do military tests.
A senior Iranian military commander claimed that U.S. officials are quietly encouraging the Islamic Republic to keep its illicit ballistic missile tests a secret so as not to raise concerns in the region, according to Persian language comments.
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace and Missile Force, said in recent remarks that the Obama administration does not want Iran to publicize its ongoing missile tests, which have raised questions about the Islamic Republic’s commitment to last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement.
“At this time, the Americans are telling [us]: ‘Don’t talk about missile affairs, and if you conduct a test or maneuver, don’t mention it,’” Hajizadeh was quoted as saying during a recent Persian-language speech that was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
According to Iran this is just the fist step for the U.S. to justify cutting Iran off completely from the use of missiles. They stand defiant, as always, against this line of thinking.
“If we agree to this, they will advance another step, and say: ‘Don’t conduct [a missile test] at this time, and also don’t do it in the Persian Gulf region.’ After that, they will tell us: ‘Why do you need your missiles to have a range of 2,000 km [anyway?]?’ Hajizadeh reportedly said.
The military commander expressed concern that the United States will attempt to dissuade Iran from developing missile technology capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
“After that, they will tell [us]: ‘Next, we will check whether your missiles can really carry nuclear weapons. Bring us the details [of the missiles].’ After that, they will say: ‘We need to set up cameras.’ And, finally, they will say: ‘Either saw [the missiles up into pieces] or, like [Libyan dictator Mu’ammar] Gadhafi, load them onto a ship and hand [them] over to us.’” he said.
Hajizadeh further claimed that the United States “cannot be trusted.”
And this brings about a really interesting point: why would the Obama administration do or say this anyway? In my opinion it’s a way to get in with Iran even more, but Iran things it’s an American trick to get them to stop using missiles. While I agree with the latter, I think it’s more of the former as Obama tries to cement his legacy and his ill conceived Iran deal as “good” for the world. News flash: it’s not.
(Source: Washington Free Beacon)