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IRANIUM THE MOVIE

IRANIUM is a 60 minute film documenting the history of Iran and its current intentions and goals. Such experts on the region as Bernard Lewis and Michael Ledeen are interviewed in the film along with others including Walid Phares, John Bolton and both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Here is how Clarion, the producers, describe this important documentary.

Iran’s nuclear program presents a threat to international stability. Yet successive American administrations—Republican and Democratic alike—have misread the intentions and actions of the Iranian regime.

How dangerous is a nuclear Iran, even if it never detonates a weapon? What are the guiding principles of the Iranian leadership? To what lengths would the regime go to carry out its agenda? How far have Iran’s leaders already gone to fund the world’s most powerful terrorist organizations? And why have American leaders failed to gain the upper hand in relations with Iran during the past 30 years?

In approximately 60 minutes, Iranium powerfully reports on the many aspects of the threat America and the world now face using rarely-before seen footage of Iranian leaders, and interviews with 25 leading politicians, Iranian dissidents, and experts on: Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation.

■Iranium documents the development of Iran’s nuclear threat, beginning with the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the ideology installed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini.
■Iranium tracks Iran’s use of terror as a tool of policy, beginning with the 444 day seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, through Iran’s insurgent actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
■Iranium details the brutal nature of the Iranian regime to its own citizens, and the Iranian people’s desire to rejoin the international community.
■Iranium outlines the various scenarios the greater Middle East and the Western world may face should Iran cross the nuclear threshold.

The production premieres in theatres, we believe, on Tuesday Feb 8. The Heritage Foundation is one of five supporters the IRANIUM. The full length film is available for a limited time by going to this link. You will be asked for your email address, nothing more.

OBAMA IN PRAGUE

Obama’s trip to Prague is a case of pomp and circumstance meeting pomp and circumstance. To his credit, the President is a master of the elaborate show. Not to be outdone, the organizers in Prague provided a magnificent event, set in golden elegance befitting the coming together of the world’s two superpowers. Nothing wrong with that.

Both sides are claiming victory with this treaty. Here is what David Satter at NRO had to this to say about it.

[Russia] stands to benefit most from a treaty that allows it to maintain strategic parity with the U.S. while retiring large numbers of weapons it cannot afford to replace.

The U.S. sees [the treaty as] a means of cementing U.S. – Russian relations and gaining Russia’s cooperation whereas Russia sees it as precisely the kind of inexplicable strategic concession that Russia will now seek to elicit on other issues as well.

When Obama visited Russia last year he was given a cordial but  chilly reception as one might have expected for any U.S. President. However, I think Vladimir is warming up to Barack. As any poker player will tell you, a run of concessions beats a single Texas barbeque.


The real question is, is Putin smiling or grinning.

Bob B

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UPDATE
Earlier this morning this post was premised on the assumption the meeting was in Moscow. I apologize for my embarrassing error.