Saturday, February 21, 2015

The “Sunset Clause” in the Iran deal – the quintessence of the Obama-Netanyahu rift almost nobody talks about

Bernard Lewis 

Among all the reporting on the Obama-Netanyahu feud in the last three months I have come across only two articles which explain what is the serious disagreement actually about. The first was in in Jerusalem Post on November 22, 2014  by   Michael Wilner    JP Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran  and the second was in the Washington Post on Feb 19, 2015  by  David Ignatius   Why Netanyahu broke publicly with Obama over Iran

What does the “sunset clause mean? -  It means the after 10 years Iran will be bound by no restrictions and will be 0 days away from the bomb.

This is an appalling neglect of the media to report on what really matters.

Even worse is the media’s analysis of what would happen if Iran did get the bomb.

Ask yourselves a simple question.  How many times did you read in the world and Israeli press  Bernard Lewis’s statement - “For people with this mindset, M.A.D. is not a constraint; it is an inducement... " ?

Netanyahu must not give in. He has to quote Bernard Lewis in front of US Congress