The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group

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This section contains information about each of our so-called “Working Groups” that are currently underway.

During our 15 years of existence, we have had 5-6 so-called Working Groups whenever a particular policy issue (1) may require immediate action on the spur of the moment (rendering addressing it at the next regular monthly meeting impractical), and/or (2) may require long-term attention.

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Recent examples in the second category (“long-term attention”) are

(1) Our 2016-2018 Working Group to oppose the Destruction/Extinction of Great Salt Lake to grow alfalfa hay to feed Chinese cows, and

(2) Our 2018-2019 Thorium-Fission Working Group to solve global warming 100% in short order WITHOUT having to invade other countries militarily (such as China to prevent it from bringing on stream another monster-size coal-fired electric-generation plant EVERY WEEK) when the only economic green-energy source is nuclear (which even Bill Gates recognizes) and it is 100% safe if the fuel is thorium which is incapable of exploding so it cannot be used to produce a bomb, and which does NOT even need cooling systems or containment chambers.

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APPALLING example in the first (“short-fuse”) category --

The need for Working Groups in the first category was first recognized more than 12 years ago -- as described on the face of this bulletin board for Sec. 3 entitled “Possible Topics for Future Meetings” in the portion entitled “SHORT-FUSE NOTICE” describing, inter alia, the Yale University Biology Department’s creation of “Chimeras” with 50% human DNA and 50% Chimp DNA and PLANS TO CREATE “Chimeras” with 75% human DNA and 25% Chimp DNA.

Appallingly, this information was brought to our attention by a report on the PBS Newshour comprising an interview of a Yale Biology Prof. by Gwen Ifill, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour.

(1) “Appallingly” because Gwen Ifill who conducted the interview, was oblivious to the issue of the Nazi’s definition of a Jew based on the percentage of Jewish heritage and the Ante-Bellum American South’s definition of African-American based on the percentage of Sub-Saharan-African heritage.

(2) But, even more “appallingly,” Gwen Ifill failed to ask the obvious question = What happens if the 50%-50% “Chimaera” then already created happens to exhibit as DOMINANT TRAITS 100% Human DNA and as RECESSIVE TRAITS 100% Chimp DNA!!! Which, of course, would mean that Yale U. was treating as a lab rat a “Chimaera” that is 100% Human!!!

Gwen Ifill’s report of the Yale Biology Department’s Human/Chimp “Chimeras” was the topic of our 4/9/2008 meeting for which attendees were required to watch “The Island” – a 2005 movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor who are clones of wealthy individuals who have financed the creation of their clones so that their vital organs can be “harvested” if the wealthy individuals ever need transplants. [“Harvesting” meant, of course, death for the clone!!!]

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Chimera Reprise and Our “Short Fuse” Response -

Unfortunately, a Proposal from the National Institute of Health (NIH) regarding “Chimera” research appeared in The Federal Register of 8/5/2016 and had a 9/6/2016 deadline for public comments!!!

So our 9/14/2016 meeting, which was the first for which our focus had not already been determined as of 8/5/2016 under our normal rules, was too late.

We formed a “Short Fuse” Working Group and filed comments with the NIH before their 9/6/2016 deadline!!!
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The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group

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The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group was established pursuant to the following notice sent to each of our 192 members inviting each of them to join the Working Group.

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Subject: (1) Your Invitation To Join Our Working Group on The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka the JCPOA), and (2) Short Quiz – “Civilization: The West and the Rest” by Prof. Niall Ferguson – Jan 13 Mtg
From: ReadingLiberally-SaltLake@johnkarls.com
Date: Sat, December 19, 2020
To: To Each of Our 192 Members One-By-One
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To Each of Our 192 Members One-By-One – for reasons explained in the 4 postings in Sec. 2 of www.ReadingLiberally-SaltLake.org


Dear Friends,

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Second Things First

Our next monthly meeting is Wed Jan 13 – 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST via Zoom.

Our focus book is ““Civilization: The West and the Rest” by Prof. Niall Ferguson (Penguin Press 2011 – 325 pages – 2012 paperback version available for $14.49 + shipping or $4.99 Kindle from Amazon.com).

[NB: The Salt Lake COUNTY Library has 1 of 2 copies available with 0 holds; and the Salt Lake CITY Library has 1 of 3 copies available with 0 holds.]

A book description and author bio are available at viewtopic.php?f=616&t=2000&sid=5aee5ee5 ... fed9617d4f.

The Short Quiz is available at viewtopic.php?f=618&t=2005&sid=5aee5ee5 ... fed9617d4f.

Please RSVP by hitting your Reply Button and typing RSVP if you haven’t done so already. There is nothing further you need to do such as any special Zoom training. We will send all RSVP’s a few days in advance a URL and meeting name/password.


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Your Invitation To Join Our Working Group on The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA)

During our 15 years of existence, we have had 5-6 so-called Working Groups whenever a particular policy issue (1) may require immediate action on the spur of the moment (rendering addressing it at the next regular monthly meeting impractical) and (2) may require long-term attention. Recent examples are --

(1) Our 2016-2018 Working Group to oppose the Destruction/Extinction of Great Salt Lake to grow alfalfa hay to feed Chinese cows, and

(2) Our 2018-2019 Thorium-Fission Working Group to solve global warming 100% in short order WITHOUT having to invade other countries militarily (such as China to prevent it from bringing on stream another monster-size coal-fired electric-generation plant EVERY WEEK) when the only economic green-energy source is nuclear (which even Bill Gates recognizes) and it is 100% safe if the fuel is thorium which is incapable of exploding so it cannot be used to produce a bomb, and which does NOT even need cooling systems or containment chambers.


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The Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA) was concluded 7/14/2015 between Iran, on the one hand, and on the other the so-called P5+1 and the European Union. [The so-called “P5” are the 5 Permanent Members of the U.N. Security Council, each of whom has a veto and each of whom was one of the World War II victors – The US, The UK, France, Russia and China – with the “+1” being Germany.]

The glaring inadequacies of the Iran Nuclear Deal, all of which were recognized from the start, are –

(1) It does NOT provide for “anytime anywhere” inspections,

(2) It does NOT impede at all Iran’s development of nuclear-capable short-range and inter-continental ballistic missiles (which are typically launched with such slogans painted on their sides as “Death to Israel” and “Death to the Big Satan” aka the US – BTW, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has often, even in the wake of the JCPOA, led crowds in chants of “Death to America”), and

(3) IT GURANTEES IRAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY 2030.


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Apologists for the Iran Nuclear Deal have argued that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was born in 1939, is likely to have departed the scene by 2030. HOWEVER –

(1) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is just as rabid as his predecessor (who ruled from 1979 when The Shah was deposed until 1989), Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini!!!

(2) So why should anyone think that Iran’s theocratic dictatorship -- only approved candidates are permitted to run for INFERIOR offices NOT INCLUDING “Supreme Leader” -- would produce a successor for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who is any different from him or from his predecessor???

(3) The record shows that since 1984, Iran has headed the list of the world’s “State Sponsors of Terrorism” (a list that the U.S. State Department is required to maintain under Sec. 6(j) of the Arms Export Control Act and under Sec. 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act and a list it took Iran only 5 years after the Shah was deposed to head continuously for the last 36 years)!!!

(4) AND WORST OF ALL, Iran’s behavior has grown CONTINUALLY WORSE (rather than BETTER) in the wake of the Iran Nuclear Deal!!!


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Even a quick review of our 48 e-mail campaigns over our 15 years of existence – as a non-partisan public-policy study-action group – all of which are summarized in Sec. 1 of www.ReadingLiberally-SaltLake – demonstrates a continuing concern that –

(1) A nuclear Iran will immediately cause the so-called “Gulf State Six” to go nuclear!!! After all, they have no more faith in the so-called American “nuclear umbrella” than President Charles de Gaulle who pulled France out of NATO in 1966 in order to develop French nuclear weapons which the U.S. then derisively called the “Force de Frappe.”

[They could immediately buy nukes from, say, Pakistan or North Korea, if not on the “black market” from a variety of sources.]

[The ‘Gulf State Six,” more formally known as the “Gulf Cooperation Council,” comprise Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (aka UAE), Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.]

(2) A nuclear war between Iran and the “Gulf State Six” might well constitute “Valhalla - The Twilight of The Humans” and would, at the very least, mean that –

A. With the world’s prevailing winds flowing from west to east, HALF OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION could be wiped out by nuclear radiation, AND

B. With HALF OF THE WORLD’S OIL SUPPLY coming from the Persian Gulf or downwind from the Persian Gulf AND BECOMING RADIOATIVE, the world could become impoverished overnight.


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Status of the Iran Nuclear Deal (aka JCPOA)

(1) It was NEVER submitted to the U.S. Senate for the Constitutionally-required 2/3 vote -- President Obama presented the U.S. with a “fait accompli” since he knew that the 7/14/2015 agreement would immediately cause all of the other countries to drop their boycotts and begin trading with, and investing in, Iran.

(2) On 5/8/2018, President Trump announced that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal and re-instituting boycotts.

(3) Joe Biden, who was approved by The Electoral College the past Monday (Dec. 14), has continually said that he will immediately jump back into the Iran Nuclear Deal.

NB: Since the Iran Nuclear Deal was NEVER approved by the U.S. Senate as required by the Constitution, we are treated to the spectacle of U.S. Presidents “withdrawing” and “jumping back into” the “deal”!!!


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Based on our past non-partisan public-policy study-action positions on the Iran Nuclear Deal and a Nuclear Holocaust in The Middle East, we hope anyone with an interest in avoiding a “Twilight of The Humans” will volunteer for this Working Group.

Though, of course, anyone with contrary views would also be welcome to serve on this Working Group (indeed, if you have any contrary views but do not have time to serve on this Working Group, please let me know).

If you would like to join, please hit your Reply Button AND TYPE “WORKING GROUP” – in order to distinguish from hitting your Reply Button and typing “RSVP” to participate in our Jan 13 meeting.


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Thank you for your consideration!!!

[If you have read this far, you deserve a Gold Star!!!]

Your friend,

John K.

PS -- To un-subscribe, please press "reply" and type "deletion requested."

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This is an administrative post to establish coherent ordering of postings in this Section 8 –

FIRST, The Iran Nuclear-Deal (aka JCPOA) Working Group

SECOND, any additional postings about the Iran Nuclear-Deal Working Group

THIRD, Speaker Pelosi’s Parliamentary (vs. Presidential) Form of Government Working Group

FOURTH, any additional postings about the Speaker Pelosi Working Group

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