Obama: another Iranian ballistic missile test should have “no effect” on our deal

posted at 12:41 pm on December 8, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

I wonder if all the attention being paid to ISIS these days has the Iranians feeling a bit left out of the international headlines? While everyone else was busy delving into the affairs in Paris and San Bernardino, Iran took the opportunity to test fire another Ghadr-110 ballistic missile, a model allegedly capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and with a range sufficient to hit anyone in the region. By all accounts, the test was a success. (Fox News)

Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday.

Western intelligence says the test was held Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province near the border with Pakistan. The launch took place from a known missile test site along the Gulf of Oman.

The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1,800 – 2000 km, or 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November is an improved version of the Shahab 3, and is similar to the precision guided missile tested by Iran on Oct. 10, which elicited strong condemnation from members of the U.N. Security Council.

As noted, this wasn’t the first time that the Iranians have thumbed their nose at UN sanctions and supposed limits on their testing program. Back in October they conducted a similar operation and drew strongly worded letters (and not much else) from the international community. (Reuters)

The United States, Britain, France and Germany called on Wednesday for the United Nations Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee to take action over a missile test by Tehran that they said violated a U.N. ban.

In a letter containing details on the launch, they said the ballistic missile was “inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.”

Sound familiar? All through the nuclear deal negotiations process we were assured by the White House and John Kerry that this was a deal based on no trust and all verification. And that concept was supposed to be applied to the hidden research facilities which are really difficult to get into and inspect. These missile tests aren’t even remotely hidden… in fact they broadcast them on state television. If they can’t be held to this sort of a standard, how are we going to “trust” them on the more clandestine activities?

I’m sure a blatant provocation such as this will have our President up in arms and ready to reconsider any more tenuous deals with Tehran, right? (Though after the October test, Obama had insisted that it wouldn’t “derail” the deal.)

“I think what we’ll be doing is we’ll review, as we have in the past, any violations of U.N. resolutions, and we’ll deal with them much as we have in the past,” Obama said of the October incident.

A senior administration official told Fox News on Monday the White House was “aware” of reports of the missile test, but had “no further comment at this time.”

It’s worth noting that only yesterday the Russians were saying that they expect the Iran deal to be fully implemented in January. There are two parts to that expectation which both Russia and their friends in Iran are insisting on. First, Russia reminded the UN that all sanctions on Iran would need to be lifted for everything to go fully into effect. Second, the Iranians are demanding that the International Atomic Energy Agency “fully close” their twelve year long investigation into Iran’s past nuclear weapons experiments.

Just how crazy are we at this point? The Iranians are currently under some sanctions specifically for testing those long and medium range ballistic missiles. The missiles are designed to be equipped with nuclear warheads. Can we not put two and two together here and reasonably conclude that they’re not terribly interested in honoring their commitments and, with Russia by their side, they aren’t all that frightened of sanctions anymore? The idea of “closing the investigation” is supposed to be taken up at the next meeting of the UN panel on Iran Sanctions on the 15th of this month. That sounds rather harmless at first glance because a closed investigation can always be reopened. But world events must surely play a role in such considerations and the ballistic missile tests should be enough to cast doubt on Iran’s intentions in anyone’s mind.

But the White House has no further comment at this time. That’s comforting.


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Muzzies can do what they want.-BARRY

artist on December 8, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Is that because the Iranians refuse to sign it?

Chuck Schick on December 8, 2015 at 12:44 PM

So glad the public is paying attention…

What’s that?

chimney sweep on December 8, 2015 at 12:45 PM

From the guy that took away our missile shield.

Oil Can on December 8, 2015 at 12:45 PM

No, but it will be good for a few more points for Trump.

cozmo on December 8, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Let’s give them more money
/

cmsinaz on December 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/23/sweden-opened-its-doors-to-muslim-immigration-today-its-the-rape-capital-of-the-west-japan-didnt/

Our country (and the West) is being handed over to Islam.

Look at Sweden.

Look at most of Europe now being invaded.

This President and alas most of the Ruling Class are whoring for the Muslim Community.

Why?

Why does this President support a murderous regime in Teheran and others in the Middle East but does nothing to help Christians or other minorities being butchered by “radical” Islam?

What could explain this?

PappyD61 on December 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Khameni could kidnap, rape, and “marry” both of Obama’s daughters and it wouldn’t affect Bathroom Barry’s capitulation to nuclear armed Iran.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

We need to stop offending muslims…

PatriotRider on December 8, 2015 at 12:48 PM

There is no deal, just Obama giving any and everything to Muslim friends…

albill on December 8, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Why does this President support a murderous regime in Teheran and others in the Middle East but does nothing to help Christians or other minorities being butchered by “radical” Islam?

What could explain this?

PappyD61 on December 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Obama is on the side of the jihad. Look, he’s told us multiple times that he will ALWAYS come down on the muslim side.

And by sharia law he IS a muslim because of both his biological and adoptive fathers.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 12:49 PM

We need to stop offending muslims…

PatriotRider on December 8, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Screw islam, deport them all, burn their mosques down and salt the ground with pig entrails.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 12:50 PM

and we’ll deal with them much as we have in the past,” Obama said

Wow, I guess not everything Obama says is a lie.

Fenris on December 8, 2015 at 12:50 PM

We’re safe, Obama told us so on Dec. 6, 2015. I’m happy.

Walter L. Newton on December 8, 2015 at 12:52 PM

If Dear Liar actually wanted our enemies to get nuclear armed missiles, what would he be doing different?

rbj on December 8, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Obama: another Iranian ballistic missile test should have “no effect” on our deal

There’s no “deal”, so the above is a true statement.

M240H on December 8, 2015 at 12:53 PM

There have been two ballistic missile tests since October, both against UN resolutions, passed after obama gave the USA and Israel away to Iran.

oaf is a traitor.

Schadenfreude on December 8, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Not off topic

Schadenfreude on December 8, 2015 at 12:56 PM

How many times does obama have declare his love of / allegiance to the ‘death cult of islam’, before Americans understand and accept the truth?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=tCAffMSWSzY

Pork-Chop on December 8, 2015 at 12:56 PM

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/27.iraqi.christians.face.deportation.in.u.s.while.obama.offers.asylum.to.thousands.of.muslims.from.syria/71278.htm

Deport the Christians……………import more MUSLIMS.

Why would this President do this?

Have we ever had a President like that before?

PappyD61 on December 8, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Screw islam, deport them all, burn their mosques down and salt the ground with pig entrails.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Sarcasm my friend…sarcasm…

PatriotRider on December 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

-b-i-s-h-b-o-p-

The blurb to this post:

“Pay no attention to the chem trails”

Ha! :)

Axe on December 8, 2015 at 12:58 PM

See! I told you they’d spend the money on infrastructure!

/Obama

gwelf on December 8, 2015 at 12:59 PM

If Dear Liar actually wanted our enemies to get nuclear armed missiles, what would he be doing different?

rbj on December 8, 2015 at 12:52 PM

At this point, I’m pretty sure he does.

Bitter Clinger on December 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Listen, what San Bernardino and Paris have shown us is that Iran and more specifically Shia Islam are not the problems. It is the nihilistic strain of Sunni Wahabism which pose a threat to the western world. Instead of propping up the Saudi regime that exports this terrorism all across the world we need to allow Iran to be the regional hegemonic power in the Middle East. If that means angering Israel than so be it. Israel have made their beds with the Sunnis. Treating ISIS terrorists in their hospitals. And in some cases running guns to them; so they can go out and kill the the Shia in Lebanon and Syria. We need to start looking after ourselves first.

OliverB on December 8, 2015 at 1:01 PM

And Trump is nuts ?
/s

Lucano on December 8, 2015 at 1:01 PM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

kirkill on December 8, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Pay no attention to the chem trails…

…errrr??

Timin203 on December 8, 2015 at 1:05 PM

islam must be exterminated in the United States.

No, that doesn’t mean exterminate the muslims. But it does mean converting or removing them.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM

That’s one big pipe bomb…

Electrongod on December 8, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Screw islam, deport them all, burn their mosques down and salt the ground with pig entrails.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Sarcasm my friend…sarcasm…

PatriotRider on December 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM

There is no sarcasm in that post.

Anyone who doesn’t realize what must be done at this point is a suicidal fool.

Either we survive or islam survives on this continent. I choose US. There is nothing racist about that.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 1:12 PM

“I think what we’ll be doing is we’ll review, as we have in the past, any violations of U.N. resolutions, and we’ll deal with them much as we have in the past,”

Absolutely zero self awareness.

JusDreamin on December 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Evidence has no effect on Obama’s little brain.

VorDaj on December 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Israel have made their beds with the Sunnis. Treating ISIS terrorists in their hospitals. And in some cases running guns to them; so they can go out and kill the the Shia in Lebanon and Syria. We need to start looking after ourselves first.

Source?

Bitter Clinger on December 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

If that means angering Israel than so be it. Israel have made their beds with the Sunnis. Treating ISIS terrorists in their hospitals. And in some cases running guns to them; so they can go out and kill the the Shia in Lebanon and Syria. We need to start looking after ourselves first.

OliverB on December 8, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Let me try that again.

Source?

Bitter Clinger on December 8, 2015 at 1:15 PM

islam must be exterminated in the United States.

No, that doesn’t mean exterminate the muslims. But it does mean converting or removing them.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM

I could settle for outlawing public expression of Islam by declaring it a dangerous cult rather than religion. All mosques will have to close, and all Islamic organizations on US soil, including charities, will have to be disbanded. You want to worship a camel-abusing pedophile and his fictitious cloud daddy – be my guest, you’re free to do it in the privacy of your house, no one will be policing your thoughts or your home (that’s more courtesy that NJ gun owners see from the government today, by the way).

Rix on December 8, 2015 at 1:15 PM

PappyD61 on December 8, 2015 at 12:47 PM

They have been bought. But they won’t stay bought when their families are injured or when their personal interests are threatened.

dogsoldier on December 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Just how crazy are we at this point?

This question is best directed at Obama, the Obama administration, and congress.

The electorate has no control over what they’re doing, especially in these “agreements” congress is blithely allowing Obama to craft and sign.

We’re just the one’s expected to pay the checks drafted on our blood and treasure as a result of their fecklessness, recklessness, and willful negligence.

thatsafactjack on December 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Anyone who doesn’t realize what must be done at this point is a suicidal fool.

Either we survive or islam survives on this continent. I choose US. There is nothing racist about that.

ConstantineXI on December 8, 2015 at 1:12 PM

I don’t want to expel Muslims from the continent. I’m not suicidal. I wouldn’t know if I were a fool.

Axe on December 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Have I told you lately how much I despise this vile administration?

locomotivebreath1901 on December 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

It’s just the satellite office for the NASA Muslim outreach office testing a rocket.

KMC1 on December 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Iran never signed the deal…

… Obama gave them $150 Billion for world wide terrorism, and the Media is OK with it.

Seven Percent Solution on December 8, 2015 at 1:17 PM

We need to start looking after ourselves first.

OliverB on December 8, 2015 at 1:01 PM

And propping up Iran with released funds does nothing for that goal, Valerie.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 8, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Treating ISIS terrorists in their hospitals. And in some cases running guns to them; so they can go out and kill the the Shia in Lebanon and Syria.

Yes, but the Israelis were only able to afford those weapons by stealing catalytic converters from the so called Palestinians.

F X Muldoon on December 8, 2015 at 1:19 PM

There’s been no response to the test because Bubble Boy and Val are working up a letter of congratulations for its ‘success’.

vnvet on December 8, 2015 at 1:22 PM

We all know what Dear Leader is…this is not news.

d1carter on December 8, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Just how crazy are we at this point?

Bizarro World crazy.

jnelchef on December 8, 2015 at 1:34 PM

But world events must surely play a role in such considerations and the ballistic missile tests should be enough to cast doubt on Iran’s intentions in anyone’s mind.

Actually, there should be no doubt as to Iran’s intentions. It has been obvious for a long time for those not engaged in magical thinking.

hillbillyjim on December 8, 2015 at 1:38 PM

At 1500 miles, Israel is most affected.

What will they do?

goatweed on December 8, 2015 at 1:46 PM

. . . could go for taking back Constantinople, though.

Axe on December 8, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Is there nothing this administration can’t screw up? I’d be more comfortable with the Muppets in charge….

Hank_Scorpio on December 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM

WWTD?

Sting on December 8, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Thanks, GOP.

fossten on December 8, 2015 at 1:57 PM

That the Democrats supported Oboozle’s idiotic “deal” with Iran goes to show that politics trumps common sense these days. We have become so polarized that stupidity in the name of Party beats common sense in the name of sanity.

Meanwhile, the U.N. may or may not issue some meaningless statement. Oboozle will dither and obfuscate, or find some new deviltry to pin on Republicans.

Merrily we go marching into oblivion.

hillbillyjim on December 8, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Barack Obama and the progressive left are doing for Iran and Islamic jihadists (ISIS, al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and it’s offshoots) what the GOPe led Congress did for them all this past year.

Collaborate. Enable. Partner with.

They both cravenly and fecklessly embrace the concept of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ as they demonstrate that their core values are their intellectual, ethical, and moral bankruptcy.

Athos on December 8, 2015 at 2:14 PM

is the giant pussy in the WH going to draw another red line?

burserker on December 8, 2015 at 2:36 PM

we have a giant pu$$y is the WH, maybe he can draw another red line

burserker on December 8, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Actually if the Iranian ballistic test included Washington DC I would be with them on that one.

MaiDee on December 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Nobel Peace Surrender Prize

Fixed

s1im on December 8, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Iran never signed the deal…

… Obama gave them $150 Billion for world wide terrorism, and the Media is OK with it.

Seven Percent Solution on December 8, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Minus the $28,000 ‘web loan’ (via a Utah bank) to the Husband & Wife rifle squad in San Bernardino.

Missilengr on December 8, 2015 at 7:20 PM