When 3 millions Iranians protested their government in June 2009 for 10 critical days President Obama said nothing. Social media allowed the world to know that the Iranian people were victims of their leadership. A video of the death of Ms Agha-Soltan with this poem went viral. For Neda Agha-Soltan You are neither dead, nor will you die.You will always remain alive.You have an eternal existence.You are the voice of the people of Iran.by Simin Behbahani June 2009
Translated by Kaveh Safa and Farzaneh Milani
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April 24, 2105 the US deployed the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to turn back nine Iranian cargo ships headed to Yemen with weapons for the Houthi rebels. Notice how Iran hits back harder. Reagan defeated The Soviets without going to a hot war. Iran was paying attention.
April 29, 2015 – May 7, 2015 Iran seized and held a Marshall Islands flagged 837-foot container ship the Maersk Tigris in the Strait of Hormuz. The US has full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands.
Constitutionally a treaty calls for ratification by 2/3rds of the Senate. The Iran Nuclear Deal has been deemed not a treaty because it is a multi-party agreement. Was the North Atlantic Treaty that set up NATO signed by the U.S. and 11 other countries not a treaty? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet but this Iran Nuclear Deal stinks, it is all thorns and rotten petals. The Republican leadership has relinquished its treaty powers so now we need 2/3rds of both the Senate and House to prevent the deals implementation. My researched opinion is that Iran is very close to being able to launch a nuclear bomb. This agreement releases 150 billion to them which I believe will be used for that effort. I think that scrapping this deal and doubling down on sanctions may give the protesters a chance to start a revolution. If this deal is to be rejected we must get 13 Democratic Senators and 44 Democratic Representatives in the House and all of the Republicans to override a presidential veto. I have developed a timeline of relevant facts to jog your memory of how we got into this mess. If you share my opinion on the urgency of rejecting this deal please share this information with every Democrat that you know so that they may persuade their elected officials to vote against this flawed deal.
January 1979 Jimmy Carter deploys 12 F-15s to show support for Saudi Arabia after the Shah of Iran was deposed but announced they were unarmed, at which time Saudi Arabia sent them back. October 22, 1979 Exiled Shah of Iran came to U.S. for medical treatment after Jimmy Carter was persuaded by Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller. November 4, 1979 – January 20, 1981 Iranians including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stormed U.S. embassy in Tehran and held Americans hostage for 444 days. The hostages were released minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in. January 21, 1981 former president Jimmy Carter at Ronald Reagan's behest went to Germany to meet the freed hostages. January 1981 – July 1981 Soviet union deployed 175 SS-20 mobile 150 kiloton nuclear weapons aimed at NATO countries. June 7, 1981 Israel destroy's Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor. August 10, 1981 President Reagan re-authorizes the production of the neutron bomb. March 23, 1983 Reagan announces that U.S. will embark on the Strategic Defense Initiative aka "Star Wars". April 18, 1983 Iran funded Hezbollah's bombing of US Embassy in Beirut, 63 died 17 Americans. November 15, 1983 first cruise missiles sent by US to defend Europe. August 11, 1984 Reagan supposed hot-mic incident "I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever we begin bombing in five minutes." April 5, 1986 Libyan secret service carries out Berlin discotheque bombing Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 79 of 230 injured were U.S. soldiers. April 14, 1986 Reagan ordered bombing of Libya in response to Berlin bombing. October 12, 1986 Reagan walked away from Reykjavik summit without a deal because he refused to slow down research on his Star Wars vision, the Strategic Defense Initiative. Gorbachev did not trust Reagan when he claimed that the U.S. would share this technology with the Soviets. November 28, 1986 131st B-52 bomber is deployed showing the world that U.S. was not abiding by unratified Salt II Treaty which had set limit of 130 strategic bombers. December 1986 the first 10 MX ICBM "Peacekeeper" intercontinental ballistic missiles became operational. June 12, 1987 Reagan's Tear Down This Wall speech at Brandenburg Gate. May 27, 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty ratified by the Senate 93-5, current vice President Joe Biden who initiated the treaty interpretation condition did not vote. December 17, 1988 Trident II SLBM in service all 24 nuclear missiles can be launched in less than one minute. September 25, 1990 U.S. senate ratifies the Threshold Test Ban Treaty 98-0 originally signed in July 1974. December 5, 1991 Missile Defense Act of 1991 signed mandating development of a missile defense system. March 17, 1992 Iran funded Hezbollah bomber Israeli embassy in Argentina's capital, 23 dead 242 injured. October 1, 1992 Senate ratified the START I treaty 93-6. Al Gore did not vote on the treaty. Negotiations for START went on for nine years. Bill Clinton ratified the treaty December 1, 1994. July 18, 1994 Iran backed Hezbollah bombed AMIA Jewish community Center in Argentina killing 85 over 300 injured. May 15, 1995 China conducts an underground nuclear test. January 26, 1996 Senate ratifies START II treaty 87-4. June 8, 1996 China conducts a nuclear weapon test. June 26, 1996 Iran responsible for Khohbar Towers bombing at a USAF base in Saudi Arabia, 19 U.S. servicemen killed. December 13, 2001 U.S. announces that it will withdraw from 1972 AntiBallistic Missile treaty. February 9, 2003 Iran admits it has uranium ore reserves and that it will process the spent fuel. August 26, 2003 U.N. inspectors found traces of highly enriched weapons grade uranium at an Iranian nuclear facility. September 25, 2003 IAEA finds additional traces of weapons grade uranium in Iran. February 4, 2004 Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of the Pakistani bomb admitted that he had secretly sold nuclear weapons development capability to Iran, North Korea and Libya. April 2, 2004 IAEA found traces of bomb-grade uranium at additional facilities. 2004 Natanz Fuel Enrichment plant roof hardened and covered with 22 meters of earth. estimated to have 7,000 centrifuges. February 28, 2005 Iran and russia sign nuclear fuel agreement that is key to bringing Tehran's first nuclear reactor online by mid-2006. March 10, 2005 Pakistan acknowledges that A.Q. Khan sold Iran high speed centrifuges for uranium separation. May 10, 2005 Iran announces that it will restart work on the Isfahan plant to enrich uranium breaking its pledge to the EU to cease and desist. November 16, 2005 Iran starts converting a new uranium batch. April 22, 2006 IAEA reports that Iran has enriched uranium. August 2006 Iran announces that Arak will be a heavy water production plant.August 2006 Iran announces that Arak will be a heavy water production plant. October 23, 2006 IAEA reveals that Iran has 164 centrifuges and are days away from beginning enrichment process. May 11, 2007 Iran turns away IAEA inspectors. September 6, 2007 Israel unilaterally destroys a nuclear reactor in Syria. International Atomic Energy Agency finally releases report May 24, 2011 that Syria had violated Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. July 11, 2008 Critical National Infrastructures report on risk of Electro-Magnetic Pulse attack predicted that within one year of blackout that 90% of U.S. population would perish from starvation, disease and societal breakdown. February 2, 2009 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements China 4, Iran 3. March 6, 2009 Hillary Clinton presents Russian foreign minister Lavrov with misspelled "reset" button which spelled the Russian word for overcharged. Lavrov calls her out on the typo. Ironically Ukraine constantly complains that Gazprom overcharges them. July 31, 2009 Three Americans who crossed into Iran were arrested for spying. August 24, 2009 President Obama approves the creation of an elite team of interrogators, the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group. September 18, 2009 President Barack Obama scraps the G W Bush administration's plans for a missile defense system in Eastern Europe. September 21, 2009 Iran disclosed to IAEA that it has underground uranium enrichment facility in Fordow with approximately 3000 centrifuges. November 28, 2009 IAEA Governors voted 25-3 to censure Iran for continued defiance to halt uranium enrichment after discovery of their building an undeclared nuclear facility near holy city of Qom, Cuba voted against censure. November 30, 2009 Iran announces plans to build 10 more nuclear facilities for enriching uranium, five starting in next two months. December 25, 2009 Failed Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab arrested in Detroit. Obama administration late in forming interrogation teams has no experts to question him. (Paris Hebdo shooter Said Kouachi trained with Umar) High -Value Detainee Interrogation Group not yet in existence. July 14, 2010 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements China , Iran 2. August 20, 2010 Iran's Bushehr reactor is loaded with uranium-packed fuel rods by Russia. September 2010 Stuxnet computer virus halts Iran's production of enriched uranium. December 22, 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ratified by the Senate 71-26. the Obama administration failed to inform the U.S. Senate that they had evidence that Russia had been in violation of the INF treaty since 2008. May 11, 2011 Russia delivers 30 tons of nuclear fuel to Iran. May 23, 2011 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements China 4, Iran 6. June 10, 2011 Iran announces to IAEA that it will begin uranium enrichment at its new Fordow plant. September 29, 2011 Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador to US and bomb Saudi and Israeli embassy was thwarted with arrest of Iranian born naturalized US citizen Manssor Arbabsiar. October 12, 2011 Executive Order 13224 Americans prohibited from engaging in business with Iranian commercial airline Mahan Air and any assets held in US to be frozen. November 21, 2011 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements Iran 4. December 11, 2011 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements China 3, Iran 2. July 12, 2012 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements Iran 3. November 27, 2012 Is John Kerry an agent of Russia? When Kerry learned in a closed-door hearing of Senate Foreign Relations committee that Russia had cheated on the INF nuclear pact. He said "If we're going to have treaties with people, we've got to adhere to them. He also stated "We're not going to pass another treaty in the U.S. Senate if our colleagues are sitting up here knowing someone is cheating." December 31, 2012 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements Iran 6. February 5, 2013 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements China 5, Iran 3. February 11, 2013 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements China 4, Iran 3. April 26, 2013 Iran scientist Mojtaba Atarodi was released from CA prison and flown to Iran. Atarodi had been arrested for trying to obtain equipment that could be used for Iran's military nuclear programs. May 9, 2013 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements Iran 5. November 23, 2013 Iran announces plans to build two more nuclear power plants in the near future. November 7, 2014 International Atomic energy Agency issued a confidential report stating that Iran had fed natural uranium gas into an IR-5 centrifuge in violation of sanctions. October 5, 2014 Huge explosion at Parchin, Iran likely sabotage targeting Iran's cruise missile program. August 29, 2014 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements Iran 4. December 19, 2014 State Dept website updates entities that have violated Weapons Non-Proliferation agreements Russia 4, China 3, Iran 3. January 2015 Iran's attempt to illegally purchase compressors that can extract uranium from cascades when working with uranium enriched at 20% or higher was foiled by the Czech Republic. February 22, 2015 Obama administration pressures UMass to end ban of Iranian students in science and engineering programs. of 10,194 Iranian students studying in US 80% studied Science, technology, engineering or math. April 1, 2015 Sen. Bob Menendez D-NJ most vocal Democratic opponent of Iran negotiations is brought up on 14 federal charges related to Medicare fraud. April 13, 2015 Russia's Putin double crosses President Obama and lifts self-imposed ban on selling to Iran the ANTEY-2500 (S-300VM) for $800,000,000 (2007 contract price) which can engage 24 incoming missiles and 30 aircraft at once. April 24, 2105 the US deployed the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to turn back nine Iranian cargo ships headed to Yemen with weapons for the Houthi rebels. April 29, 2015 – May 7, 2015 Iran seized and held a Marshall Islands flagged 837-foot container ship the Maersk Tigris in the Strait of Hormuz. The US has full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands. May 14, 2015 three Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boats opened fire on Singapore flagged oil tanker as it moved through the Strait of Hormuz. June 18, 2015 U.N. announces that worldwide refugee population of 60 million is highest since WWII. Afghanistan had held top spot in refugees for 30 years but was surpassed by Syria in 2014. June 18, 2015 State Department Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2014: Iran's support for terrorism undiminished in 2014 with continued support for Hezbollah. Worldwide in 2014 33,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks, in 2013 17,800 were killed in terrorist attacks. July 9, 2015 New York times reports that Chinese hackers in March 2015 accessed sensitive data on up to 32 million current and former federal government employees. July 18, 2015 Iran's supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei first comments on nuclear deal "The American say they stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. They know it's not true." and "Even after this deal, our policy toward the arrogant U.S. will not change." Existential threats don't go away when we ignore them. When America fails to lead the world becomes a very dangerous place. April 1975-January 1979 two million Cambodians more than 25% of population killed by communist Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot.