Monday, July 27, 2015

Why Are We Putting Trust in Iran?

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                   
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had the audacity to trust Hitler in 1938, and should have known better than to do such a thing.  Anyone could see throughout the 30s what horrors he was doing to the Jews of Germany and that his intentions were not honorable.  The Jews paid for his error in the ovens and ditches of the Holocaust to the tune of 6 million deaths.  Neville hadn't learned a thing.   He "came out of a meeting with Hitler confident the world was on a course towards peace."  He trusted Hitler's word".

Obama is happy with the deal and is trying to sell it to the USA.  He praised the accord as a step toward a "more hopeful world" and vowed to veto any move by Congress to block it.  

We  have Secretary of State  John Kerry and President Barack Hussein Obama doing the same thing;  putting their trust in a violent leader of a country, the Ayatollah Khamenei who is dead set against the existence of the state of Israel because it is a Jewish state and they only tolerate Shi'a Muslims.

Former Governor of Arkansas Huckaby made the angry comment that Obama was leading the Jews to the ovens.  I believe he was thinking more that they would now be exposed to Iran's nuclear weapons which would also be horrific, a death like the ovens.

On the Fareed Zakaria TV program on Sunday, Fareed mentioned that Netanayhu had been warning about Israel's goal to wipe out Israel for the past 25 years and so it sounded to me like he and others just took this to be hollow warnings.   One should know that Netanyahu is dead serious about the seriousness of Iran having nuclear weapons and that the Ayatollah is just as serious about wiping Israel off the map.  This shows that the USA and all the other big 5+ have been sleeping at the wheel, or just uncaring about the future of the  little state of Israel who has been the USA's only stable friend in the Middle East.  Perhaps Israel is extra sensitive about being wiped off the map since the Palestinians always say that as they have made war with Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973 as well as all the other attacks since then. They have made war with the threat of "wiping Israel off the map."    Other countries haven't had to fight for existence like Israel has.  5 minutes after they announced they were a state they were attacked by surrounding neighbors.  .
Iran president Hassan Rouhani, more or less a puppet of the Ayatollah, said,"A new chapter" had been reached with the signing of a nuclear deal with the US-led world powers Tuesday in Vienna.  Then he bragged that "sanctions had no effect and he is happy that 27 months of negotiations have brought success.
Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad who had a never-ending supply of threats against Israel.  
We were led to believe in the beginning 27 months ago that if a good deal was not reached, we would not go for any bad deal.  Netanyahu was afraid that we would.  He was right.

The deal could be considered good if it were Iceland that it was with, but not Iran.  

1. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said, "it was dangerous, deeply flawed and short sighted...this isn't diplomacy---it is appeasement.

2. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said, ""the US gave concession after concession to a regime that has American blood on its hands, holds Americans hostage, and has consistently violated every agreement it ever signed."

3. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham called it "a nightmare for Israel, the Middle East and the world."

4. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said, " President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran will be remembered as one of America's worst diplomatic failures."

5. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee added to his other comment, "Shame on the Obama administration for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry ot its threat to "wipe Israel off the map" and bring "death to America."  His "ovens" comment was said most recently.  In response to Obama's comment about his comment that it was ridiculous and sad, ""What's 'ridiculous and sad' is that President Obama does not take Iran's repeated threats seriously. For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to 'destroy,' 'annihilate,' and 'wipe Israel off the map' with a 'big Holocaust,'" Huckabee said in a statement Monday just hours after Obama spoke.

6. Texas Senator Ted Cruz called it a "staggeringly bad deal" and a fundamental betrayal of the security of the United States and of our closest allies, first and foremost Israel.

7. Donald  Trump, multi-millionaire,  called the deal"absolutely horrible for us, but it's really, really bad for Israel."

8. Hillary Clinton endorsed the deal and said, "it is an important step in putting a lid on Iran's nuclear program while adding that the international community has "to treat this as an ongoing enforcement effort."

9.  Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders called it "a victory for diplomacy over saber-rattling and could keep the United States from being drawn into another never-ending war in the Middle East.

Hillary and Bernie are democrats and so are Kerry and Obama, so they stand with the party line.  The rest do not trust Hillary's idea of an efficient enforcement effort in the deal  to keep anyone safe.  It's lacking.

10. Ali Khamenei was seen on his official website striding across a painted representation of Israel's national flag with the caption, "THE ZIONIST REGIME IS CONDEMNED TO VANISH."
Iranian missile-Fajr 5 heading toward Netanyahu
11. Americans:
  • United States White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Ahmadinejad’s comments “further underscore our concerns about the regime” in relation to its “ability to develop nuclear weapons”. A U.S. Foreign Office spokesman called some (unspecified) remarks of Ahmadinejad’s “baffling and objectionable” and said they “do not inspire hope in anyone of us in the international community that Iran's government is prepared to behave as a responsible member of that community”. How did the USA ever change their opinion?  Because of what reason?  "Scott McClellan is a former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush" (2001-2009).  Obama was voted in then from 2009-2016.  Iran hasn't changed, only has grown into a terrorist backing country, supplying weapons and money.                                                         
  • Iran has been sponsoring  the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) along with Syria who they also sponsor.    
  • Iran has been sponsoring Hezbollah (Party of God) in southern Lebanon.  
  • Iran sponsors Syria who sponsor PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who operates in Judea-Samaria, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.  

Congress has 60 days to review the Iran agreement and may then vote on a joint resolution showing approval or disapproval or they may take no action whatsoever.  The president would then veto any disapproval  that rejects the agreement.  Overriding his veto would take 2/3 super-majority.  We can see right away this is already basically a Democrat versus Republican fight.

Congress must come out of this feeling the agreement will ensure that Iran will meet its commitments and that they are enough to restrain Iranian nuclear power.  The public wants to hear that inspections of nuclear sites are randomly done, unexpected in order to uncover possible violations.  Have violations occurred and how the inspectors respond to them must be trustworthy.  Can the inspectors be bought off with enough millions? Such things can happen.

Russia and China are the problematic part of the big 5.  They oppose economic sanctions as a tool of international diplomacy and it had been working on Iran, but they want to do business with Iran, so in effect it was hurting them.
How do you think Iran plans to wipe Israel off the map? What do you think they are trying to make with nuclear power?   
The bad part about this deal was the way the administration repeatedly revised its end-game expectations.  They stuck to very little if anything of what was expected by Congress and the general public.

Resource:  The Jewish Press, July 17, 2015, front page and page 3. and see cartoons,

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