Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Iran deal is downright criminal - per section 2339A of the federal penal code

Andrew McCarthy makes the point that Secretary Global-Test's letter to Congress amounts to fingering himself as an abettor of terrorism:

The criminal statute that prohibits “providing material support to terrorists” (section 2339A of the federal penal code, Title 18) provides a jail sentence of up to 15 years — or up to life imprisonment if death results from the offense — for anyone who:
… provides material support or resources … knowing … that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, [an act of terrorism] … or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment of an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act[.]
The statute provides a sweeping definition of “material support or resources”:
The term “material support or resources” means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials[.]
With that background, let’s turn to Kerry’s letter to members of Congress. It explicitly admits to:
Iran’s continued support for terrorist and proxy groups throughout the region, its propping up of the Assad regime in Syria, its efforts to undermine the stability of its regional neighbors, and the threat it poses to Israel.
But this admitted “support for terrorist and proxy groups” is going to stop now thanks to Obama’s deal, right? Wrong. Kerry flatly confesses (my emphasis):
We have no illusion that this behavior will change following implementation of the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action-- i.e., Obama’s Iran deal.]
Obama’s Iran deal will provide Iran with over $100 billion, and opens the door to its acquisition of sophisticated weaponry (wholly apart from Iran’s nuclear development activities).
Global-Test's argument is that the point of the deal is to keep Iran from being that much more of a menace by denying them a nuclear arsenal. But any regime that menacing can be counted on to pursue whatever means are needed to maximize its menace, including cheat on a deal with the Great Satan.

So not only does Global-Test admit seditious ways, he also admits he's a dumbs.

UPDATE: And the substantiation for that characterization just keeps on coming - per the Ayatollah Khameini's Twitter feed:

“After negotiations, in Zionist regime they said they had no more concern about Iran for next 25 years; I’d say: Firstly, you will not see next 25 years; God willing, there will be nothing as Zionist regime by next 25 years. Secondly, until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists,” the quote from Iran’s top leader reads in broken English.
The quote was apparently taken from a speech given earlier in the day.

And you can forget any notion that the deal ushers in an era of unicorns and rainbows:

Khamenei’s statements also reaffirmed his view that the US is a “Great Satan” and that there would be no detente with Washington beyond the nuclear talks.
“We approved talks with the United States about [the] nuclear issue specifically. We have not allowed talks with the US in other fields and we [do] not negotiate with them,” Khamenei said in statements published on his website. 
History will not judge the Democrats of post-America kindly.

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